Rude, insulting language about Romney (“bullsh****r) from the president. Vulgar sexual innuendo, aimed at seducing young women to vote for him. The vice president asking a bereaved parent about the size of his murdered son’s testicles. It’s quite a spectacle. We’re a fractious people, and our politics have always been full of colorful language, but I can’t recall the current depth of vulgarity. The “politics of personal destruction” have gotten uglier. Does it mean anything? Should we try to understand it? First, it bespeaks a coarsening of public language. No surprise there
Like Bill Clinton, Obama has no concept of dignity. Both men have a sense of being offended, but they don't have a natural gentleman inside, lacking father figures in their young lives. Obama is crude by nature. He himself has said he was a 'Jakarta street kid'. He has never left that beginning.
No class.....some people do not have it. Sometimes it is understandable due to circumstances. Maybe this is one of those cases. In my opinion, Obama, Clinton, Nixon...all have diminished the Presidency each in their own way. There have probably been others.
Politics aside, I would like to see leadership in all areas, including dignified language. Oh...and Biden ? More pathetic than Obama. Just a foolish man.
The more liberal, the more vial. Been that way for millenia. Take a look from the Bible
"These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity..."
Vulgarity, vocal, behavioral and political has been the hallmark of the Obama presidency. While we are on the subject lets not forget the infamous incident of the vice president of the US stage whisper to the president, live on coast-to-coast TV: "This is a Big F***ing Deal!" And instead of a public apology, the president responded with an only slightly suppressed version of his famous "joker smirk."
Then there is his "spiritual tutor" with "God D**M America from the pulpit of Obama's church of twenty years.
And his cute trick of laying the wrong finger beside his nose as a subtle "high five" to his base during speeches.
Look at his upbringing. Look at the people he CHOSE to associate with as an adult. And consider the core of this man. The sad thing is this weak, stupid, immoral man appeals to almost half, if not more, of the voters in this country.
Leftism is a kind of arrested emotional development that keeps victims stuck in adolescence, so it is no surprise they act, think and talk like grandiose, know it all, rebellious teenagers. Much of it is posing and posturing - an act intended to demonstrate independence and superiority to common conventions. Potty mouth is a mark of distinction, not something to be ashamed of. It proves one is no fool that he is righteous, that he is not afraid of transgressing the limits. Once upon a time it shocked and horrified the bourgeoisie. Now, of course, it is old hat. It is expected. And even when people who are supposed to be adults, e.g. the president &etc. use such language, we are only mildly surprised. We are used to it.
Profanity and vulgarity in speech, besides being markers for an immature world view, are highly correlated with impoverished thinking and a constricted working vocabulary. They are manifestations of mental laziness and carelessness, of a mind that is fundamentally undisciplined and subject to emotions. They usually connote a dogmatic, rigid, intolerant personality. And they represent bad manners and disrespect for others, particularly in the presence of strangers. They pollute discourse. It might be acceptable or funny to pass gas noisily and odiferously in the presence of one's friends - but to do so in public is boorish and juvenile, like Leftism itself.
As the article says, it's the real Obama coming out. Remember him scratchig the side of his face while surreptitiously giving the finger, in 2008. That told me everything about him. Now, his vulgarity is not the slightest bit surreptitious.
Obama is nasty and vulgar because those characters are molded into his DNA. When things are going well, those things bubble below the surface. When in trouble he has no choice but to let the real Obama surface. If his current opponent was Mother Teresa, his campaign and demeanor would be no different than it is with Gov. Romney today.
Amazing that so many people are "surprised and shocked" by the real obama coming out. He went to Church with Jeremiah Wright for more than 20 years, was a community organizer in Chicago and helped Acorn-criminals and unions plant roots in every state. WHAT is the surprise? He and his minions have ALWAYS been "rude, insulting, nasty and vulgar", the people who voted for this horrendous 'president' in 2008 just weren't paying attention. Nov. 6 is coming!
This pair of lowlifes would not be allowed in my house.
Not long ago I had a dinner party for some friends and neighbors, and one man "pulled a Biden," complete with language and gross (arm) gestures. He has not been invited back and won't be, and we have declined their invitations.
Gentlemanlyness, courteous behavior toward others is looked upon as a hallmark of the established oppressive culture. Just like non-violence -'because they already have what you deserve and don't want you take it from them'. Vulgarity is a means of differentiating yourself and identifying with the victims. Its the essence of cool. Many of the positions on social issues - homosexuality, abortion, traditional role of women in a nuclear family, faith etc. are also driven by this. They will be vulgar because it is in their very nature as Left Wingers. This is not Liberalism. Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Daniel Patrick Moynihan were all Libersls.
In some ways Obama reminds me of a feral child grown into an adult. He exhibits zero manners or etiquette. The first couple of months Brian Kneepad Williams had an hour special where he trailed Obama. As they rode together in the back of the People's multimillion dollar presidential limo- Obama put his shoes up on the seat. During the ram through of Obamacare , I saw him body block Pelosi and shove her out of the way , so he could walk through a door first. She was stunned at his rudeness and started looking around chagrined . Obama wrote often in Dreams of his rage against whites and America. Combine that with his bizarre upbringing , the early indoctrination into the culture of Marxism, pedophilia and Islam, the heavy drug use , the absence of a work ethic, the lack of education and the NPD ( Narcissistic Personality Disorder ) and we have one perfect storm of an extremely dysfunctional POTUS.
OBAMA: OK, we got the Muslims; the generation ship welfarers; dead urban Democrats; the Greens, blacks, and browns; academics; the Mediscared; home-grown communists; Jews; gays; enfranchised illegals; Kos Kids living in their parents’ basements; and drug cartel members with dual citizenship. DAVID PLOUFFE: We need another bloc. JOE BIDEN: How about ''Sucker Moms''? OBAMA: We've lost that demographic. BIDEN: Not ''Soccer Moms,'' Chief — ''Sucker Moms.'' Single women who thought the boyfriend would stay around soon’s he found out there was a bâtard in the oven. OBAMA: And you're proposing? BIDEN: Declare, um, marital law, Boss. Or is it ''common-law''? Whatever. Then, issue a directive defining ''deserter'' as any civilian male AWOL from his family unit. JANET NAPOLITANO: I could transfer to Washington personnel who are busy ignoring human trafficking on the border, sir. They’d team with FBI agents and MPs to track down deadbeat dads and return them to their home bases. OBAMA: Not bad. What else to tempt these women? BIDEN: We find language in ObamaCare guaranteeing 24/7 Supernanny coverage--contingent on your reelection. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: I'd throw in free tubal ligation. Insurance companies would be free to reject offering these benefits at their peril. BIDEN: Oh, we better keep a lid on Iran attacking us in the Strait of Hormel. JAY CARNEY: That’s the Strait of Hormuz. Hormel is an American company that makes Spam. BIDEN: Why're they in the Strait? Betcha one of Romney’s companies outsourced operations there. We’ll say he’s still involved. We can sic the FCC on ‘em, too, Chief. Everybody’s always complainin’ about spam. You’d be the only one doin’ anything about it. OBAMA: Joe, you’re going to be out of action with the flu until November 7.
When it was first reported that Obama "hates" Romney I was puzzled. I could understand Obama having a different philosophy but Romney doesn't seem like someone who would inspire hatredl. Then I realized that Obama is very conceited and wants to feel superior to everyone. He knows he is inferior to Romney in every way. To him that is unforgivable.
Obama is giving his base what they want. They are a vulgar lot. Libtards riot at any opportunity. Look at the rioting and property destruction caused in San Francisco last night after the World Series.
I'll agree with Ledeen on the vulgarity, but it's not new. JFK was a sex addict that we KNOW commanded young women to "service" some of his senior staff. LBJ was a mean, snarly, nasty man with very foul language. . .and we're all very familiar with Bill "put some ice on that" Clinton; not to mention the long list of Democrat Senators who played nasty in DC for years (led by Teddy, of course). Obama and Biden are just part and parcel of their gang of thugs.
The cleanest one out of the entire group was Jimmy Carter and that is because he came from completely outside the establishment. He's a bitter, petulant old man, but I don't think I could ever accuse him of vulgarity.
Why's Barry so nasty and vulgar? Why do guys marry girls-next-door instead of seasoned lap dancers?
The answer is, so that their kids won't grow up to be Barack and Michelle Obamas.
If those photos published in porno mags are considered, you'd have to say Barry's mother would have been making grainy movies with a co-star who wore garters to hold up his socks and a half mask - if her father had known the producer of such films, that is.
His mother taught him his social boundaries and manners. That's why he's a lout today.
Reminds me of an excellent comment from National Review years ago. The thrust was that the elites have failed to provide guidance to the lower classes in the area of social behavior. Nowadays, the elites get down in the gutter with the lowest levels of society.
Because he was brought up by nasty and vulgar people. There are nude photos of his Mother on the Internet. His grandparents, particularly his Grandfather were party buddies with Frank Marshall Davis, who was a filthy degenrate mess.
Oh Sagman, he who wields imaginative scenarios like a ninja wields his sword, if only my heart weren't so heavy with worry for our nation. I might then be able to enjoy your writings of fancy and wit this day as I always have in the past. Perhaps it is the dreary downpour here that makes my outlook so dour. Most likely it's a combination of both.
Obama thinks his position of power gives him the right to say or not to say anything he wants. He also thinks he can do anything he wants or not do it. I'll always remember the day he was caught saying ''I don't need this.''
He was placed in the position as President by the dark forces of evil, a complicit MSM, and by ill-informed voters. Now, he's having to do the hard work and he doesn't like it. His campaign is run by juveniles and he'll pay for it next week.
#25, the "Strait of Hormel" reminds me of the true story of the over-friendly waitress in a small Texas town who was serving breakfast to a customer she did not recognize as local. She asked his name and he responded, "Bart Starr." Then she asked what he did for a living. He said, "I'm with the Green Bay Packers." Her response was "Well, we get all our meat from Gooch."
Presidents have always cussed in in private, I'd guess. They probably also occasionally or even frequently got a little drunk. They may have had dalliances or kept mistresses or misters even( Who knows or cares?)
The difference is that the press more or less kept their mouths shut out of respect for the office and personal privacy. Politicians, in return for that consideration, never flaunted their business.
Clinton brought sex to the Oval Office, but that was more symptom than cause: over the past few decades the line between private and public has eroded. At the same time we've enshrined a "right to privacy" in our legal and ethical codes we've seen both the extent of that private and public domains diminish. Private acts are routinely displayed in public and the increasingly voyeuristic public is entitled to know whatever secrets any celebrity may be trying to keep.
There is one proviso in this new understanding: we are not allowed to judge the person solely on the revelation alone. We can only condemn that person if a charge of hypocrisy can be sustained.
Reply 46 - Posted by:
J F Ackerman, 10/29/2012 9:57:44 AM (No. 8971229)
More accurately: Why Are Democrats So Nasty and Vulgar? Democrats are the problem. It is almost 98% Democrat where I live and they are the nastiest, crudest, most self-absorbed, vile, and unhappy people one can imagine.
My belief... Obama will not go down without a fight. He will challenge every close state and demand recounts. He will claim massive civil rights violations and file court actions. If he loses he may have to be forcibly removed. First and foremost he is an agitator.
Obama's vulgarity and nastiness reflect his lifelong dwelling within the Leftist stockade. This is common, everyday, acceptable behavior to Leftists. His base sees nothing wrong with it, and undoubtedly finds it [bleep]ing cool.
This thread contains mentions of a goodly number of low-class, no-class Democrats who, over the years, have lowered the level of propriety of our currently not so great nation. Ironically, first on the list is their party’s greatest superstar, Bill Clinton. I mean how ya gonna top what he did with and to history’s most famous intern? It was nothing if not internal. But, let’s not go there.
I can’t help but wonder if our Veep, Mr. Tactful Joe Biden ever inquired of his boss, the POTUS, what the size of his you-know-whats are, only to discover they’re commensurate with a couple of sesame seeds.
That alone answers a veritable plethora of questions, does it not?
Black culture is rife with vulgarity. Everyone else is supposed to laugh while we all look around at each other with dismay in our faces. This is the same garbage that scratches his face with the middle finger when thanking people like Clinton and McCain for a good campaign. No more lying kings in our white house, ever!
As other posters have noted - it is a lack of maturity. Libs are stuck in a time warp - they are forever young, rebellious teens flouting theirs parents & the rules of polite society. If the old, fuddy-duddies (parents) want you to be considerate of others & keep your language clean, then it is your "duty" as an in-your-face "rebel" to do the opposite. Nobody is going to tell you what to do! I've got one of these arrested-development-rebels in the family & becuase she hates her successful, church-going Republican father, she uses vulgar language to shock him and disrespect him.
Luke 6:45 KJV A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
I believe some of us already said that, but I haven't seen it and I will say it. It is not that that the leftists (fascists, commies) are nasty. It is that nasty, miserable freaks become leftists (fascists, commies). The more or less open bureaucrats in USSR shared with me the process how to get into the closed circle. The inner circle freaks vet them thoroughly in different circumstances, like mafia, grade them, and only the highest grade freaks have a go at higher rungs. Remember, how jarrett talked about van jones - they were following him for many years!
Anybody remember that dark Inaugural Day of 1993? Bill and Hillary had opened up the White House (for the little people) and it turned into a logistic nightmare. Someone caught Hillary, on an open mike, chewing out Bill how they (well, him, probably) had just f***** the people. Over and over and over again. It's who they are.
I vividly remember when I was a child and my mother heard me or one of my siblings say a "bad" word, she would literally wash our mouth with soap. Lesson learned.
I have actually heard Bob Blabbermouth on Fox New's The Five use the "F" on live TV. Of course he apologized for it, but you could see by his demeanor that he really didn't mean it. He just got caught.
And one problem with all of this profanity being used in our modern day is that most of us put up with it. I mean, when the last time when you heard someone use profanity in public, did you step forward and politely ask that person NOT to use language like that in public? If not, then you have acquiesced to that type of language. Even here at LCom, there is a code of speech and use of language that if you violate it, you get barred. We can can and should do that in our everyday lives.
Obama and the left pose a dire threat to our liberty, and up until now one way I've been able to keep my sanity while watching this man sully the presidency and undermine the Constitution is to mock him and his acolytes. Conventional wisdom is that ridicule diminishes such people.
But this administration is immune to ridicule. I can't tell you how many far-out scenarios I've posited in my satires over the last four years that have actually come to pass.
The time for jokes about the poseur in the Oval Office is over. In fact, though I persisted in trying to skewer him, his defilement of the presidency made me wonder more than once whether finding amusement in his actions served any purpose.
I'm not laughing at Obama any more ... just loathing him. No more jokes until, well, at least until he's defeated and I can get the disdain level dialed down. We're way beyond parody with this guy.
He's not one of us..he's never been one of us. I grew up an All-American kid, loved baseball, the Air Force, fast cars, my country, my family....He's not like me. He likes pimp rap, Muslim brotherhoods, talk shows, and he loves to lie. He's deceptive, he's sinister, he's vulgar, he's so often mistaken(Navy CORPSEman, 57 states, my Muslim faith, I'll balance the budget, I'll close Gitmo, the You Tube Libya LIES)...Whatever hallucinatory TRANCE the idiots who voted for him in 2008 were under, it's ALL OVER! Bye Bye Barry "Stinky" Soetoro, and take that obscene demented idiot liar Bite Me Biden with ya!
'Indeed, as we now see, he’s a bum.'' - article. 0bama is a community agitator and a psychotic malignant narcissist. I'm a bit surprised only in that he's not prone to acts of violence in public, but give him time and a big electoral defeat.
He's a narcissistic affirmative-action Marxist liberal Democrat who grew up with pigs like Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeremiah Wright, Saul Alinsky and potheads from his own generation and others. What else is there you need to know to answer the question why he's vulgar and nasty?
Leftists arw always vulgar and immature. That is why they are leftists...they are constantly looking for immediate self-gratification (usually at the expense of others). That's why they are also controlling tyrants.
#7 & #27 -- I find your turning this into a racial issue very disturbing and off color. Conservatives do not judge people on irrelevant characteristics like race or skin color--that is what leftists do. We see people as individuals who should be judged thier individual character. Let's continue to take the high road, eh?
Someday, all of Sagman's Lucianne posts will be gathered together and offered as the incentive for donations to the site. Of course, Sagman will receive a generous cut. Thank you, as always for your cleverness.
At some point, when my muse no longer sings to me (and her voice has been growing faint of late), I'll set up a blog and stuff it with everything humorous I've done here at Lucianne's and as a contributor at Breitbart's sites for two years.
The only thing I'll ask is that people continue to support lucianne.com, a beacon of sanity in the maelstrom of political discussion on the internet.
WASHINGTON – Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol, or IP address, a disposable credit card and a fake address, “Osama bin Laden” has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign.
The “Bin Laden” donations, actually made by WND staff, included a listed occupation of “deceased terror chief” and a stated employer of “al-Qaida.”
“Bin Laden” is currently set up on the official campaign website to contribute more to Obama’s campaign. The name is also registered as a volunteer.
Since the “foreign” contribution was sent, “Bin Laden’s” email address has received several solicitations from Obama’s campaign asking for more donations.
The acceptance of foreign contributions is strictly illegal under U.S. campaign finance law.
One $15 donation was made at BarackObama.com using a confirmed Pakistani IP address. In other words, as far as the campaign website was concerned, the donation was openly identified electronically as coming from Pakistan.
Upon clicking the “donate” button, WND staff selected the $15 amount and were taken to a page on the campaign website asking for a first and last name, city, state, zip code, email address and phone number.
The information submitted was: “Osama bin Laden, 911 Jihad Way, Abbottabad, CA 91101.”
While the website only has options for U.S. states and zip codes, there is no mechanism in place on Obama’s website to verify the individual is actually located in that state or zip code, or even in the U.S.
The Obama campaign refuses to release the identification of donors who give less than $200
In the case of this donation, the 91101 zip code is real but corresponds to Pasadena, Calif., and not Abbottabad, the Pakistani city in which bin Laden was found holed up in a compound.
For a requested phone number, WND inputted the White House information line of (202) 456-2121.
The email address used to set up the donation account was email@example.com.
Ah , who really cares . Just two more adjectives to add to the already lengthy list . As one poster noted , our countries disintegrating moral fiber could have as much to with it as anything . Look at how popular he ( as well as Clinton ) still is . America actually voted and put him in office without a shred of scrutiny . American Idol nation is one sorry state od affairs .
Ghetto trash all dressed up and pimped. Vulgarity is used by ignorant people. Guess when you have a fake diploma, you don't learn the finer points of an ivy league education. Maybe he learned some 'stuff' from JayZ.
Recall "Doo-Dad Pro". That was the donor to Obama from Gaza in the '08 election. Many computer experts on the 'net told them: 'your security is turned off.' and told them how to re-estblish it. But they were not interested and wanted the dough. For the insults of Obama , Paul Rahe of Hillsdale College wrote an article on it. It was called "the Insulting Gestures of Obama", similar to that, posted on powerlineblog.com It might be in their archives. Recall he gave the finger to both M'Cain and Hilary. The audience-morons laughed and both were thrown off the stride and focus. He gave someone the finger this weekend by rubbing his eye with his middle finger.
Maybe this video can prove what a "brother" says about him. It's worth looking at, it hits right at home... let any liberal accuse conservatives of racism and here you have it from a man who's black and who says it as it is..he's no intellectual but he's not blind-sided by the lies and the bunkum of the media and the president's campaign. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2933126/posts
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Today President Obama announced to an audience at the far-left Center for American Progress that he will spend the remainder of his term in office focusing on income inequality. He began by saying that middle-class Americans are struggling, and the American Dream is threatened. He is right. Statistics on the White House’s own web site indicate that since Obama took office, median family income has fallen, per capita income has dropped, and millions of Americans have been plunged into poverty. But Obama is like a weatherman: he takes no responsibility for the disasters he describes. No one, not even a
It’s been a rotten several weeks for the mainstream media. MSNBC Alec Baldwin lost his job after calling a photographer a “c***sucking f*g”’; now he’s been followed to the scrap heap by Martin Bashir, who said someone should “p*ss” and “s***” in Sarah Palin’s mouth. CNN, meanwhile, is cutting back on its news content and instead focusing on entertainment-oriented content like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. “We also want to broaden what people can expect from CNN,” boss Jeff Zucker says, explaining that the network needs “an attitude and a take.” Online, it’s been a tough week for outlets like BuzzFeed
Former President Bill Clinton, who prodded President Obama last month to keep his promises on Obamacare, said Tuesday that the political damage for Democrats from the flawed law will be “minimal.” “I believe that if the computer problems are all fixed, and it’s up and running by — and healthy in the next several weeks, I think that the damage will be minimal,” Mr. Clinton told interviewer Jorge Ramos of Fusion. “It’s getting better. I think it’ll be fixed by — in the next few weeks. If it’s worked through, I think within four or five months people will be
Sen. Marco Rubio is making a push this week to burnish his foreign policy credentials and establish gravitas on the world stage ahead of a possible 2016 presidential run, traveling to London to deliver a major policy address and meet British leaders. At a time of vigorous debate within the Republican Party about the United States’ global role, the first-term senator from Florida is articulating a worldview that places him neatly between the GOP’s tea-party-led isolationist wing and its more established interventionist wing. Speaking at the Chatham House think tank in London on Tuesday, Rubio paid homage to the “special
President Obama on Tuesday embarked on the difficult task of persuading Americans to reconsider his landmark health-care law after its botched launch, imploring people to sign up as part of a major push to publicize the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans immediately lampooned the effort — coming more than three years after passage of the law and two months after its disastrous rollout — and conservative activists vowed to wage a counterassault publicizing the law’s downsides. But Obama and his Democratic allies expressed confidence that they were finally turning the corner after severe technical issues hobbled HealthCare.gov, the
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
Bill Clinton, the cliché goes, was the first black president, no matter his skin color. That being the case, Barack Obama is not the first black president, or the first African-American president, if you prefer, but the first hippie president. Clinton’s southern background and lifestyle were indeed more typically black, just as Obama’s was more typically hippie. And we’re not just talking about the “Choom gang” here, scarfing “Maui Wowie” on the sands of Oahu. We’re talking about all of it, the whole multi-culti-missing-white-mother-vanished-Kenyan-father-anti-imperialist-America-is-always-the-enemy-and-don’t-you-forget-it-nine-yards. And like most hippie culture as I knew and experienced it, it wasn’t about “peace and love.” Not
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long