Economy: Having successfully blamed his predecessor for four years, the president celebrates at the edge of a fiscal cliff, with Taxma-geddon, ObamaCare and sequestration looming as war clouds gather in the Middle East. Exit polls released Tuesday showed about half of voters still blame President George W. Bush more than President Barack Obama for the country's economic problems, as most cited the economy as their top issue in the election. They believed the Big Lie that the mess we are in was inherited and that Obama at least kept
Don't any charity anywhere ask ME for $$$. Ask your Big Daddy Obama. Not one more dime will I donate to any charity while your president(he is not MY president) takes tax dollars out of my pocket to pay for your groceries, the roof over your heads,your EBT cards,your medical care (as if I were not already doing so), or your Obamaphone. Not One Dime more from me.
And you folks in NY/NJ, you can have both Obama AND Christie. See how much "help" you'll get from them now that the election is over. A pox on all their houses.
I am trying to balance being extremely angry and frightened with also trying to remain a Christian. I can't believe all the welfare that folks already get (free heating, free phones, free food, free housing, free medical care, free schooling etc). And with all that they have expensive sneakers that I won't let my kids have, fancy phones that are more than I have, and yet they don't work and just want want want. I am finding it difficult to feel any pity for them or any desire to help them. I want to retreat and take care of my family, friends and church and let them fend for themselves. But I also don't want to go to hell. Ugh. I wish this election had been different.
#4 Read the New Testament and stop letting liberal theologians tell you what being a Christian is!
The Apostle Paul said "Those that do not work do not eat" to members of the church in Corinth that were waiting for Jesus to return and and living off others.
It is the same in secular society. They refuse to work - in many cases. They want the government to take care of them while they idle their life away on welfare. Well, give them no aid until they repent and so effort at reform their debauched lifestyle.
If they do not work let them starve.
Do not cast your pearls before swine give your charitable dollars to organizations that will help those who are grateful and truly in need.
Amen #5... too many Christian people have bought into the idea that we as Christians must go out of our way to care for the able bodied who won't, who actively refuse to care for themselves, much less the millions of children they bring into this world. I see no such mandate in my Bible. If a man or woman actively refuses to take care of themselves and proceeds to bring children into this world and deprive those children of all the necessities of life relying completely on others to provide for that child, why should we as Christians promote that sinful lifestyle by financially supporting it? THAT in and of itself is sinful!! It is a national corporate sin that our tax dollars are used to support such sloth and avarice and we are paying for that national sin now among many others.
There are consequences to being irresponsible and sinful. We as a nation have willingly sheltered huge groups of these people from reality for far far too long. For many throughout history, hunger and want has been a great motivator to self improvement.
Obama is now under no pressure to pretend about his intentions for the US economy. "Hope" will quickly recede, and Revenge will move to center stage now.
And I wonder: Democrats have been aching for something for a very long time - aching to come out of the closet and openly declare their love and devotion to Socialism (as if it were any surprise..). Will they take the plunge and do it now, now that they've got the next 4 years, and their Marxist Messiah is safely installed again? Here's hoping.
Amen 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 - Amen to all of you. And yes 1, this blame falls on a weak campaign to inform people that it was liberalism, not BUSH, that screwed things up in the first place.
But Rove and Bush get blame, because they sat around for 8 years and never fought the informational battle - and drip drip drip for 8 years our electorate got more and more ignorant because conservatism was never articulated nor defended from a man we elected to do so. Bush still has the blame for the economy, and Mitt got the blame for Sandy because he is from the party that got the blame for Katrina and that still hangs over us.
The Democrats are better politicians. They lied their butts off and the sheeple believed them. We need to be very worried about what the future holds from these Democrats. Any group of politicians that will be that devious and lying to win an election is on an evil train that may stop in future stops like Auschwitz and Treblinka and the killing fields of Cambodia. Get ready for the coming civil war between the makers and the takers. Perhaps this will lead to a separation legally that already exists socially and economically.
Drudge has a story up where it is reported that turnout, this election was lower than in 2008. Can someone fact check this? Come on, people!! You saw the lines - how long people waited vote!! I've NEVER seen lines like that in any election I've been in.
If the total numbers are off, than ite's because votes are missing in action.
Obama stole this election. Are we going to let them get away with it?
#5. Liberal Christians don't support that scripture. Many believe it to be Old Testament (I know it's not!) and after you show it isn't, the poo-poo it as the ramblings of a wild man. Lib Christians think the only thing Jesus ever said or did we're in the Beatitudes.
/based on discussions with lis that professed to be Christians that couldn't tell you how to become one.
I've heard two plans: Give Obama what he wants without any resistance and he will be blamed for the results; the other plan is to resist every bad policy.
The proponents of the first realize that conservatives will be continually blamed if they resist. They are correct. What they don't realize is that conservatives will be blamed *no matter what*!!
As things get worse, conspiracy theories (even more than now) will claim that rich people (especially "the Jews") are plotting and working secretly to drive our Messiah out of power, even if it means giving up a lot of sales and economic growth for decades!!
The worse Obama-nation becomes, the more hateful the rhetoric and scape-goating will become. The masses *will* believe it!!
From the very beginning, when Obama started to blame Bush it should have been pushed back. But it wasn't. It was left just to lay there. I used to say, but he said he did know how bad it was and he did have the answers to fix it. Man, he always got and gets a free pass. And not just from the msm but from the republicans too. No guts, no glory, NO votes!!!
It would have been rewarding if the gop picked a conservative who stated, unequivocally, that if the policies of Pres. Bush (on which many dems voted aye)which the left perceived to be the reason for the financial difficulties, had not been reversed but actually accelerated, it was evident that obama was not the person needed in this situation.
As more data comes out we are seeing that the tag team of Obama/MSM was successful in bending the attitudes of the uninformed and gullible. I fear we underestimate the power that still resides with the MSM. They are a propaganda arm of the Democrats that could represent as much as 10% of the vote. Add to that the impact of entertainment and the decades of liberal brainwashing churned out from academia and one can see that the future is bleak.
Liberalism only moves downhill and will require a crash landing before it can be reset back to reasonable values. We must wait for the chaos that will result. And unfortunately we will all have to endure it.
This is what happens when you dumb down the kids. They grow up to be dumb adults who think someone can spend millions to get a job then the next four years blaming someone else for his failure -and that's okay, we'll just re-elect him.
In their hearts everyone knew that the meme that this Bush's fault is a foul lie. It was simply a convenient excuse. No further proof is necessary than the fact that Bill Clinton loudly espoused it. Next four years when this excuse becomes unsupportable they will come up with something else that the 47% need to get their 'fair share'. The question is that will the five million who voted for McCain but failed to turn up for Romney feel the heat enough to show up in '14?
I'm so sick of this blame game. The economy under Bush was FAR better than it is today. At one point the DJIA was 14,000, which it has never gotten close to under Obumbler. Bush got nailed with the Freddie/Fannie mess, which Republicans, like him, had warned was coming, but the Dems, like Barney Fwank, squealed to leave it alone. When that Dem scam got busted, Bush was left holding the bag, but it was NOT his fault! Even that storm would have been weathered and we would be in a much better economy today with much less debt had the Feds kept their stinking fat noses out of it and let the market deal with it.
And I don't mean the election. I mean this country.
The slaves on the welfare plantation currently make up about 47% of the population of this country. After the next two years of a NØbama administration unfettered by re-election concerns, that plantation will easily grow to 55% - 60% of the population on some form of welfare.
Like the current slaves on the welfare plantation, those extra people will soon come to accept getting free stuff from their government overseers as normal, and will follow blindly to the polls to keep electing new Demon-RATS to keep giving them that free stuff.
The concept of working hard for what you earn, and freedom, will quickly become as foreign a concept to the welfare plantation slaves as telling the truth is to NØbama.
This once-great republic died on November 6, 2012. All we have to look forward to now is how long it takes the corps to rot away to a third-world cesspool...
Aren't we all proud of W for "staying on the high road" and not "demeaning the office" by defending himself and his record? Bill Clinton and his HUD's crazy subprime lending programs during the 90s caused the financial meltdown. Bush didn't help but his tax cuts had nothing to do with it.
Bad economies don't mean a thing when your last name is Bush. Or Rove. Or Clinton. Or Gingrich. They matter to us. And now we're toast.
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That's not true, #27! They aren't all welfare recipients.
The 47% also includes Vets & Seniors on Disability & SS. Why do you think the Dems always yell, "They're going to take your support away!!" and show a senior in a wheel chair being thrown off a cliff? We should sue them for that ad, btw.
We have to fight back & inform that group of what we WILL be doing in four years, and what we WON'T be doing. Now. And warn them that the Democrat party will make more ads to scare them, but ignore them because they are lying.
Start with a picture of that cliff video & say "Remember THIS??" on the front. Then, they open the mailer to the TRUTH. Do this a year from now when the pol ad exhaustion is healed & so they'll be ready for the next. Outdoor ads (billboards) are the next best thing to targeted mailings. Get serious, GOP, or LOSE ME. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more!
American political history from 1992 has been written by weak good men and powerful evil men. The next chapter (and perhaps final) chapter began yesterday. I imagine Mitt is proud that he wouldn't stoop to brawling with the schoolyard bully.
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Cairo - The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces had killed 36 Islamists in its custody Sunday, as the military leaders and the country’s Islamists vowed to keep up their fight over Egypt’s future. (Snip) While confirming the killings of the detainees on Sunday, the Ministry of the Interior said the deaths were the consequence of an escape attempt by Islamist prisoners. But officials of the main Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, described the deaths as “assassinations,” and claimed that the victims, which it said numbered 52, had been shot and tear-gassed through the windows
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During an exclusive to web interview with “This Week,” Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Sarah Palin — after having hastily stepped down as Alaska’s governor in 2009 – might be able to rehabilitate her political career by winning a Senate race in her home state next year. “I think the way Palin would possibly resurrect herself, if that’s the right word, or rehabilitate herself I guess a better way of putting it, [is] run for Senate in Alaska in 2014,” Kristol said. “I’m not urging that, I’m just saying if I were her adviser I would say ‘take on
Critics say a Muslim group picked the wrong day — Sept. 11 — to march on Washington to complain about religious profiling and President Obama’s handling of an investigation into the terror attacks that rocked America 12 years ago. The mass demonstration, called the "Million Muslim March," was changed to a more mainstream-sounding event, "Million American March Against Fear," but the name did not seem to gain much traction and has apparently reverted back to its original title. American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), which is organizing the march, claims Muslims nationwide have been the victims of anti-Islamic bigotry in
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