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This Unserious White House
Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/30/2012 5:43:49 AM

The White House this week finally explained just how serious it is about averting a fiscal cliff that could throw the country back into a recession. The answer: not serious at all. The markets and the media in recent days have been operating on an optimistic belief that the administration simply will not let the country fall off the fiscal cliff. They´d best rethink. On Thursday, the president dispatched Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and White House Director of Legislative Affairs Rob Nabors to Congress to finally outline the White House´s offer to avert the coming tax hikes and sequester.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 11/30/2012 5:50:24 AM     (No. 9040650)

To a Leftist, what could the USA possibly deserve more than falling off a cliff? Being attacked by al-Qaeda?

Given the history of the Left, it is absolutely beyond me how anyone could possibly believe Our Leftist Savior wants to help the nation, not hurt it. Helping free people is not what Leftists do. Ever.

Ever.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/30/2012 6:12:20 AM     (No. 9040665)

This theory making the rounds that Obama will cave because he doesn´t want a 2nd term recession nad he care sbaout his legacy is pure fantasy. Obama cares abut neither. he will still have his billion dollar a year expense money while people in the country fall further into despair.Military contractors getting creamed would make Obama very happy as well as a tax increase for all.His offer of working on tax reform next year is a pure lie to get what he wants from republicans now. Obama is holding the country hostage to satisfy the members of his filthy tin cup base.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Srhea, 11/30/2012 6:16:27 AM     (No. 9040670)

Is anyone really surprised by Obama´s actions? No, not the people who ready this site. The rest still believe that Obama is too smart to let the country fail - delusional and mislead. Someone pass the Obamaphone please.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/30/2012 6:18:08 AM     (No. 9040672)

Ummmm, I think Obama IS serious. Serious about revenge, serious about expanding government even more. Serious about destroying race relations.

FTA "Oh, the White House also wants Congress to give Mr. Obama the authority to increase the debt limit, whenever he wants, as much as he wants.". Obama is the Lord High Ruler of us all.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/30/2012 6:41:57 AM     (No. 9040693)

Yup! Zippy and his Islamo/Marxist pals want to put it to us republicans (lower case).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lazyman, 11/30/2012 6:45:21 AM     (No. 9040697)

agree Spidy but after he takes us down he will isolate the problem and keep blaming the Republican congress in the hope to replace them so he has a one party system. Then the country can be run like Detroit, Newark, and the rest.
He knows the press will jump in and help with the blame.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 11/30/2012 7:07:38 AM     (No. 9040720)

ObamaDon´tCare...it´s not just his medical program anymore; it defines his entire regency.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: noproblems, 11/30/2012 7:34:08 AM     (No. 9040760)

OMG. When will the Repugs realize this is about who gets the blame for the upcoming disaster. Raise the taxes on the freakin "rich" and let the party begin.

Take a moral stand on spending, not defending the small tax rate increase for the rich.

Repugs are playing checkers while the Dimms are playing chess.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/30/2012 7:35:57 AM     (No. 9040762)

I make no excuses for the insipid president, but if you are someone who has gotten everything you wanted without working for it your entire life, why would anyone think you know the first thing about compromise?

In addition to dealing with a hard-core leftists, they are dealing with a sociopath whose pathology was imbued from birth.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/30/2012 7:36:24 AM     (No. 9040763)

This little drama is playing out exactly the way the dictator planned. He will bring this country to its knees because it is who he is at his core. He is getting everything he has ever dreamed of by the destruction of this country financially, the decimation of the military, and the rising masses indebted to his handouts who worship him. We hear a lot about the fiscal cliff but what has set us upon this path was going over the moral cliff years ago.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/30/2012 7:42:01 AM     (No. 9040772)

Let all the extensions end. Let the full Clinton rates go into effect. Everybody gets taxed which will generate the 3 times the revenue they hoped they might generate from the rich. Then let the Sequestration begin. Dems will get just exactly what the wanted, more revenue AND real but smaller cuts. Then tell them since they got all this new revenue, the debt limit won´t need to be very large.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 11/30/2012 7:46:42 AM     (No. 9040778)

I hate to say this, but John Boehner needs to realize that he does not have a negotiating partner in either BHO nor Harry Reid. Ergo, Mr. Boehner needs to lead by proposing and passing a spending reduction bill that will defund Federal Agencies in a wholesale manner. He needs t mount a public relations assault that would make Charles Schumer turn green with envy. And every time any Mediaite complains that the issue is not being addressed every Republican needs to remind them immediately that revenue and appropriations are required to originate in the House and that the House has done its job.

Finally, if a democrat House Member wants to propose the plan (ha!) of BHO, let them. Then vote it down on a voice vote. Let the Democrats in the House go on record as being in favor of raising taxes during a recession.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LZK, 11/30/2012 7:47:19 AM     (No. 9040783)

The republicans better remember President George H. Bush´s set/up by the demorats. Remember -- "read my lips" and then when the deal was struck he got blown away by "taxes".

It´s the demorats favorite game -- LYING.....

LZK

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/30/2012 7:49:01 AM     (No. 9040786)

I agree, #2, as well. Too many of our nation´s Super-Smart People Better´n Us still think he´s a regular, normal Democrat, that it´s just ´their turn´ and expect he will behave as all Democrats before him: Moderate his positions back toward center and do what´s best for the country as a whole.

Except they neglect to acknowledge that he is NOT an ordinary Democrat, that he has devious ulterior motives, and wants high achieving Americans (i.e., anyone with a job) to pay for the world´s ills.

If a committed extreme leftist actually intended to destroy this nation, and ´won´ a second election with those same policies, would he be doing any differently?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/30/2012 7:52:20 AM     (No. 9040791)

Crash,baby,crash, and the devil take the hindmost. You knows who you is.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/30/2012 8:08:42 AM     (No. 9040819)

More evidence of un-seriousness:

Obama´s negotiators do not honor the most basic traditional rules of negotiation, according to Dana Perino yesterday.

Perino said that Obama´s people had promised confidentiality of the details of the Republicans´ offers, during negotiation conducted by phone conference.

They then promptly broke this promise and revealed details to the lapdog media for political advantage.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cgood, 11/30/2012 8:16:12 AM     (No. 9040828)

The republicans can´t change Obama´s plans and they can´t go along to get along either. The only thing they can do is get together with each other to discuss a unified PR strategy. The fact that this country is on an unsustainable spending spree that cannot be corrected by squeezing more money out of the taxpayers shouldn´t be a difficult message to sell. Time to do a bit more campaigning of our own.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Spunk, 11/30/2012 8:30:04 AM     (No. 9040849)

I think Obama has looked at Boehner and sized him up as a man ready to cave on any- and everything.

Why would Barry compromise?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/30/2012 8:37:51 AM     (No. 9040866)

T´was a time before the election when I thought critical articles on Obama meant something, meant the public was beginning to see the destruction of our country and his utter faiiureship as a leader. Now, I know that writers´ opinions are just that, what they think. They don´t enlighten the sleeping public, they don´t move the dial. Those voters cared not a wit. I no longer take heart. All articles at this point, are just chronicling the destruction. Sad!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: walcb, 11/30/2012 8:37:56 AM     (No. 9040867)

#12 has the answer, pass a spending bill in the House and go home. Let the Senate and Obama deal with it then. Spending bills originate in the House, do it and walk away.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JAN, 11/30/2012 8:42:27 AM     (No. 9040874)

The empty chair. As ever.

From voting ´present´ in the IL legislature to being the presIdent, nothing has changed.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/30/2012 8:46:02 AM     (No. 9040890)

Go on off the cliff. Put the government in a recession, lay them off, send them home, don´t hire them back.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: stryker714, 11/30/2012 8:47:07 AM     (No. 9040893)

No sense in giving the democrats more of what they are already misusing-taxes. They should be made to prove cost to benefit of the first stimulus, before more is given.

Everything mentioned in Mister My Way or the Highway´s agenda on fiskle cliff are giveaways-no self sustaining agenda for citizens is mentioned.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/30/2012 8:56:18 AM     (No. 9040912)

Rick Santelli was going ´ape poop´ on CNBC this morning over Obama´s behavior. Why is he on the campaign trail again? We all know - it´s the only thing he knows how to do.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 11/30/2012 9:01:58 AM     (No. 9040934)

I´ll repeat myself too. The only choice party sycophants get. Is what color and pattern the deck chairs get recovered in.
Now, go get some egg nog, and sit in yer deck chairs.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/30/2012 9:02:38 AM     (No. 9040936)

It´s all about reparations, folks. He wants whites to discover the joys of plantation life.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/30/2012 9:05:41 AM     (No. 9040942)

I agree with #12 and #20 also. As we watch Obama´s puppeteer direct the destruction of yet another government, the House should just agree to all demands. The left will get what they want one way or another. If votes aren´t there, fraud always works.

.... Maybe the newsies and other ignorant leftists need to see America fall into the hands of dictatorship. Expect whines when voters realize their lives just got worse.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: krause, 11/30/2012 10:00:27 AM     (No. 9041052)

I´m surprised at the number of low-information people and anti-capitalists (often one and the same) who think Obama is on the right track.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/30/2012 10:01:07 AM     (No. 9041058)

Obama doesn´t want to avoid the fiscal cliff, he is making the republicans an offer they can´t accept. Even the cry baby who signalled in advance his willingness to cave must be embarrassed. The house should pass a bill to cut all prior stimulus spending from the budget and eliminate baseline budget increases, zero out the budget of any federal department that is not clearly in the constitution put in a reduction of 10% in all the others except defence which has already been cut, cut the white house budget to the same as the british royal family, extend the Bush tax rates with no sunset, and cut all entitlements to the fraction necessary to balance the budget to the current federal revenue. When this is passed leave town and defend it till the population understands the need for spending discipline. If Obama can double down on his demands why not the cry baby!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/30/2012 10:10:09 AM     (No. 9041081)

The Obama base won´t get the point unless part 2 of the scheme is put through. I am talking about the theft of 401K´s. The base is ok with hitting the ´rich´, but may rethink things when their ox is gored. And it will be. That is how Obama will take down the economy of this country.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 11/30/2012 10:18:22 AM     (No. 9041098)

The goal is to get a Dem House (impeachment proof), if no deal is reached, which should be an easy task with hatred for Republicans at a fever pitch. If 0 gets a last-minute deal, he is a hero again, win-win.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: brianod1, 11/30/2012 10:19:32 AM     (No. 9041104)

If the only way to get spending cuts is to do nothing, then the Rs should do nothing. Tax increases will pinch all of us, but most of us are smart enough and capable enough to cut personal discretionary spending and taxable income. It´ll be interesting to see what Obama´s end game is here. Just when the economy begins to recover from the recession caused by his unwillingness to be a serious man, Obamacare will be fully kicking in. What fun!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: chiller, 11/30/2012 10:29:06 AM     (No. 9041126)

Obie is confident that much of the republican base and all the tea party will abandon the Republican Party as we´ve known it. It will be suicide for the party and that´s his goal.

I bet more than a few on our side of aisle are beginning to understand the move. They have to walk, or they might as well disband. Seriously.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/30/2012 10:43:59 AM     (No. 9041177)

I hear the messiah is going to Hawaii soon. It´s Christmas get out of town time. Isn´t it strange that he never goes to his own home?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 11/30/2012 10:53:03 AM     (No. 9041204)

Wish these idiot Americans hadn´t dragged me down with them, I´d love to watch this country crash and burn from a safe distance. It´s going to be epic. Greece times a trillion

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Reply 36 - Posted by: tenncon231, 11/30/2012 11:20:52 AM     (No. 9041286)

"Is it not strange that he never goes to his own home?" I don´t think so, several reasons:
1 He enjoys having fun on opm
2 "here´s in your face whitey"!
3 The ethnic supporters vicariously are enjoying the in your face attitude!
4 The whole dem party and lsm are amazed at
audacity he gets away with.
5 Chitown is becoming the shooters paradise--
wasn´t a murder or shooting in his neighborhood recently?
6 Last but not least--he has to keep moochelle happy!!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jglas, 11/30/2012 11:33:38 AM     (No. 9041305)

Obama clearly wants to go over the cliff. He´s setting it up so he can blame it on the Republicans. He gets the taxes the Republicans get the blame.

Stop negotiating. Declare there´s nothing you can do to stop Obama from taking us over the cliff. His demands are worse than the cliff itself. So give it to him. Let him own the cliff. He´s running the show, let him have the responsibility/blame.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/30/2012 12:02:51 PM     (No. 9041352)

Obviously Hawaii is a nicer place to spend vacation time than Chicago.
It´s a no-brainer.
You also don´t want to remind people about your felon friend Rezko.

The cliff isn´t much - just go over it and help Obama start another recession.

The midterm elections coming up in 2014 should be a doozy against Obama.
Historically the sixth year of a presidency (the midterm of the second term) results in
horrificly bad numbers in Congress for the incumbent president´s party.

A little recession... and multiple ugly factors (Obamacare, etc)...
should anger voters and turn out the Tea Party bigtime, in force.

That should increase the House and take the Senate for the GOP in November 2014.
Even W couldn´t stem the tide in 2006, despite good vote results against the odds
that he achieved in 2002 midterms.
Year Six is always ugly. This one will be even worse.

Lotsa peeps are gonna be feelin´ very nasty by 2014.
Let Bambi take it you know where.
Where sheep always do.
"Bah Ram Ewe" (quote from movie "Babe")

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Reply 39 - Posted by: strike3, 11/30/2012 12:03:50 PM     (No. 9041355)

The country has already failed. The death blow occurred in 2008 when the trillions in stimulus money was wasted on barry´s vote-buying schemes. That money is unrecoverable and we will be decades in digging out of the hole. May he and his family rot in Hawaii or Kenya or whereever he calls home while better people rebuild America. I have never seen a bigger bunch of incompetent, delusional amateurs gathered in one place.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Okie 52, 11/30/2012 12:26:12 PM     (No. 9041415)

Let. It. Burn. Slap the American people in the face that all the government they think they need costs a lot of money and the fiscal cliff is a way to show them just how much.

After all, this is what the "half-a-loaf" R´s & D´s decided to do last time around. And, if the R´s negotiate from a position of who gets hurt worse, they´re more stupid than I thought. R´s ALWAYS get hurt worse, due to the complicit stenographers in major media. Let. It. Burn.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: trapper, 11/30/2012 12:34:08 PM     (No. 9041430)

If America has re-elected an unserious president it is simply because we have become an unserious people. If we are what we eat, certainly we elect who we are.

We were serious once, on 9/12/2001. We were united. But that unity and resolve were frittered away by a purposeless leader and his progressive advisors, more interested in nation building among the simians on monkey island than destroying the threat to America.

We are now adrift, with a leader whose rallying cry is more “sideways” than “forward.” “In God we trust” has been replaced by “feed me, clothe me, house me, help me.” The race snobs who tut-tutted at the demands of black New Orleans residents now have the spectacle of white Sandy “victims” proclaiming their helplessness. The New York of the iron workers marching to Ground Zero to dig with their bare hands on the very day of the attack has morphed into the Staten Island of the newly homeless, staring at wreckage a month old and asking who will clean up the mess for them.

Drive it over the cliff. I’m sick and tired of hearing about it.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: qr4j, 11/30/2012 1:50:43 PM     (No. 9041612)

In the liturgical calendar, Sunday is "New Year´s Day" as it is the first Sunday of Advent. I am a committed Christian, so this is an important day for me. The Holy Season of Advent reminds us that Jesus the Savior came into this world bodily over 2000 years ago. It reminds us also that Jesus will come again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords--in justice and peace and mercy.

I have been a flag-flying, flag-waving American. Because of Obama and the direction this country is headed (along with the many years of decline it has taken to get us to this point), I will no longer fly the American flag in front of my house starting Sunday 2 December 2012. Obama is not my king. The United States and the State of Illinois are not my final home.

While I am a loyal citizen of the United States and resident of Illinois, my first loyalty beyond all others is to Jesus Christ. To show that loyalty to King Jesus, I will fly the flag of my faith, which bears the image of the cross.

Each morning as I leave my home to go to work, I will be reminded of where my loyalty truly lies: In the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. I have no king but him. He is the true--the SERIOUS--king!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: steveracer, 11/30/2012 1:54:18 PM     (No. 9041621)

Alinsky rule #3, #5, #6, #10. Okay let´s do it.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: mizzmac, 11/30/2012 2:06:27 PM     (No. 9041651)

No. 34: He doesn´t have a home. He´s from nowhere. He has no past, no friends, no family, and no character. "He´s a real nowhere man" who cares only for himself. If the voting public had half a brain he´d either be in therapy, in jail, or both.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: caddyjak, 11/30/2012 2:26:31 PM     (No. 9041682)

Will some Republican with a brain,(if one can be found) please get started on the 12th Amendment before Dec. 17????

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 11/30/2012 2:38:42 PM     (No. 9041707)

Walk away. Let the cliff come. If you´re worried about the military, forget it. Our military is going to be decimated anyway. This country is like an alcoholic on a years-long binge. Only when the alcoholic is near death does he change his ways. And sometimes he chooses death over change. I think in 2012 we chose death over change. It´s going to be a rough ride. But we have enough Red States to start over with a new confederation of the sane. I live in California, and we chose death over life. Damn shame, we were a great State, and we were once a great nation. It´s all gone folks. We need to start over after the disaster. Zero will be swept away like the Marxist he is.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: federale, 11/30/2012 2:48:34 PM     (No. 9041729)

Negotiating with Marxists/communists is always very difficult to impossible. Just ask Henry Kissinger. The only thing they understand is force. If Obama and his Marxist/communist friends refuse to negotiate in good faith, go over the cliff and greet them at the bottom with bayonets.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Franz, 11/30/2012 3:10:57 PM     (No. 9041766)

Now let´s see.
1. Raise taxes
2. Increase spending
3. Do nothing about spending cuts until next year.

Obama´s plan for fiscal disaster!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 11/30/2012 3:25:41 PM     (No. 9041798)

Obama is a Blaojevich clone on steriods. The people from Illinois know that he will spend, offer roayal edits, and live like a King and thumb his nose at everyone even his own democrat party. The one hope is the Illinois democrats impeached Blagojevich before he was sent to Federal prison with Obama´s other Chicago friend and felon, Tony Rezko.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Marzon, 11/30/2012 4:24:07 PM     (No. 9041881)

Go over the cliff. Let the automatic cuts kick in. Let the cities burn.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 11/30/2012 6:51:45 PM     (No. 9042059)

The White House plantation AND the media will let us down.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/30/2012 7:21:38 PM     (No. 9042089)

I keep thinking I´m in a bad dream and need to wake up fast! How in blazes did this con man become an 8-year occupant of the White House, just like the impeached Clinton? We are truly surrounded by idiots in this once - great nation....and they outnumbered us somehow in this last fraudulent election, didnt they?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/30/2012 7:32:43 PM     (No. 9042100)

Don´t waste your time on this, folks. It´s all show. Some very bigs cajones involved right now. Hard to believe Obie and his hoods are working for us, no? The bandaid fix will come, surprise, surprise. And, don´t look for any big year market-wise in 2013.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: ocjim, 11/30/2012 8:24:12 PM     (No. 9042156)

Negotiating with Obama is not surprisingly akin the negotiating experience Israel has with the Palestinians.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/30/2012 11:36:15 PM     (No. 9042366)

"unserious" ?
The three Stooges were unserious.

How about inept ?

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Reply 56 - Posted by: laurahome, 12/1/2012 3:28:16 PM     (No. 9043311)

Obama and family are heading to Hawaii, his adopted "home", for the holidays. He has no worries about the debt cliff. The plan is already in place. Either the Republicans will stay firm on no separate tax increase for the wealthy (in which the deadline passes and taxes surge up for all) or the Republicans cave in to Obama and can then be shown as weak and soft. O can´t lose in either case. A burdened and defeated citizenry will then need government to survive. And take away their guns and it´s many times worse. Going around Congress via executive orders well over 900 times already, what we have is a dictatorship. For those of us who have accepted Christ, remember: He said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." Stand on that. Heads up.

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What good is an intelligence establishment if it can´t answer questions we want answered? Bank Rossiya, slapped with U.S. sanctions last month, is the "personal bank" of top Russian officials, the U.S. Treasury tells us. Its chief, Yuri Kovalchuk, "has been referred" to as one of President Vladimir Putin´s "cashiers." (Snip)Mr. Putin fears his people taking to the streets. He fears his friends deciding their billions are no longer safe with him in control. He is not immune. Moscow is a modern city in many ways, but its elite rivalries are prosecuted through primitive and dark arts of character assassination—"kompromat."

Too much running tied to
shorter lifespan, studies find
CBS News, by Kathleen Doheny    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 1:04:16 PM     Post Reply
Running regularly has long been linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol. However, recent research suggests there may a point of diminishing returns with running. A number of studies have suggested that a "moderate" running regimen -- a total of two to three hours per week, according to one expert -- appears best for longevity, refuting the typical "more is better" mantra for physical activity. The researchers behind the newest study on the issue say people who get either no exercise or high-mileage runners both tend to have shorter lifespans

Brown plans to officially
announce run for U.S. Senate
WMUR [Manchester, NH], by Josh McElveen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 12:02:56 PM     Post Reply
MANCHESTER, N.H. —Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is on the verge of officially announcing a run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. The Rye resident recently set up an exploratory committee for a possible run. News 9 had confirmed he will officially join the race for U.S. Senate and plans an announcement as early as next week. If Brown wins the Republican primary, he would face Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in the general election. A formal announcement will come soon. No details or dates have been determined.

North Carolina is central to
the fight for Senate control
Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 10:52:01 AM     Post Reply
Voters in North Carolina can be forgiven if they turn off their televisions. In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, no state has experienced an onslaught of negative advertising as intense as what has been unleashed in the Tar Heel State. The barrage is being fueled by wealthy independent groups from both ends of the political spectrum and reflects the importance that both parties place on winning the seat held by freshman Democrat Kay Hagan. For more than a year, conservative groups have blanketed radio and television with advertisements assaulting Hagan. Americans for Prosperity, which is closely linked to

Supreme Court Strikes Down Another
Limit on Money in Politics
NBC News, by Pete Williams    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 10:45:57 AM     Post Reply
Further loosening the reins on the role of money in politics, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down restrictions on the grand total that any person can contribute to all federal candidates for office. Today´s decision left intact the cap of $2,600 per election that a contributor to give to any single candidate for federal office, but it invalidated the separate limit on how much can be contributed to all federal candidates put together — $48,600. The law was challenged by the Republican Party and an Alabama businessman, Shaun McCutcheon, who argued that the contribution ceilings were an unconstitutional restriction on his

Don’t Mess With Poland
Medium, by Robert Beckhusen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 7:12:15 AM     Post Reply
Four years ago, Poland was set to become the staging ground for advanced U.S. ballistic missile interceptors. But after the plan collapsed—and seeing defense budgets in the rest of Europe on the decline—Polish political leaders decided they needed their military to fend for itself. And now with an aggressive Russia bearing down on Ukraine, Warsaw is getting even more worried—and prepared. “The world stands on the brink of conflict, the consequences of which are not foreseen,” Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said shortly after Russia’s Feb. 27 invasion of Crimea. Most of all, this means that Poland’s steady military growth—an outlier in Europe—could

Kerry’s shambles
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 5:40:30 AM     Post Reply
The looming wreckage of President Obama’s Mideast peace push could lead to the freedom of a man held captive decades in excess of what justice demands. All the rest looks to be a disaster. Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are dangling release of Jonathan Pollard, an American sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel, in the hope of pushing the Jewish state to release hundreds of Palestinians convicted of terrorism offenses in the hope of convincing the Palestinians to get with the peace program. The obvious American desperation ran smack into the equally obvious obstructionism of

Louisiana Senate race a battle of
pork, policies and political legacies
Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 5:31:49 AM     Post Reply
MANDEVILLE, La. — The conventional wisdom is that the Senate race between three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy will be about Obamacare. Will Landrieu´s vote for the president´s national health care scheme -- the decisive vote, as Republicans often point out -- finally end a storied Louisiana political career? There´s no doubt Obamacare will play a big role in the campaign. It´s hugely unpopular here in Louisiana — 33 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove in a recent poll — and Landrieu, as much as any other Democrat, is responsible for it. Cassidy and outside conservative groups are pounding

The Progressive Aristocracy
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 5:27:35 AM     Post Reply
In recent weeks, we examined the Obama administration’s willingness to reverse positions that it had once proudly proclaimed — on whether an individual mandate is necessary, whether the individual mandate is a tax, whether it is important that you can keep your plan or doctor, whether lobbyists should work in a president’s administration, whether a donor should be appointed U.S. ambassador, and so on.(Snip)The evidence before us suggests progressives’ ideal society would be one where they enjoy great power to regulate the lives of others and impose restrictions and limitations they themselves would never accept in their own lives.

President’s celebration skips
those asking the hard questions
New York Post, by Michael Tanner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 5:14:49 AM     Post Reply
Talk about spiking the ball. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden yesterday afternoon, President Obama declared flatly that the Affordable Care Act, which he proudly referred to as ObamaCare, “is doing what it’s supposed to do; it’s working.” The president had reason to be pleased. According to the White House, 7.1 million Americans signed up, slightly more than the Congressional Budget Office had said was necessary for the law to work as planned. Considering the Web-site disaster and all other problems that we’ve seen so far, this represents a significant accomplishment. New York was one of the best-performing states in the nation.

CNN Hits Near Low In Q1 Ratings, Fox News
On Top Again For 49th Time, MSNBC Down
Deadline Hollywood, by Dominic Patten    Original Article
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They may have had a March ratings surge with their constant coverage of the missing Malaysian Airliner but it wasn’t enough to save CNN from one of their worst quarterly primetime results ever. Between December 30, 2013 and March 28, 2014, the Jeff Zucker-run cable news network pulled in an average of 498,000 total viewers between 8 PM and 11 PM and 169,000 among adults 25-54. While CNN saw a slight 3% dip in the key news demo, it slid 16% in total viewers from from Q1 2013. That viewership result slide tumbles CNN down to the third worst quarter

The media hate Republicans
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/2/2014 5:05:33 AM     Post Reply
It sounds like something out of a Hollywood thriller: Anti-terrorist politician actually running guns to terrorists. But that´s precisely what´s been charged in California, although with a final plot twist that Hollywood would never imagine. California State senator (and, until last week, candidate for secretary of state) Leland Yee was well-known as an anti-gun activist. Then, last week, he was indicted for, yes, conspiring to smuggle guns and rocket launchers between mobsters and terrorists in exchange for massive bribes. Some highlights, as excerpted by San Francisco Magazine. Yee told an FBI agent that, in exchange for $2 million in cash, he´d fill



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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Washington Times (D.C.), by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
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Atlantic Wire, by Arit John    Original Article
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Weekly Standard, by John McCormack    Original Article
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Senate majority leader Harry Reid has a whole page on his official Senate.gov website devoted to revealing "THE FACTS ABOUT THE KOCH BROTHERS." One of the alleged facts promoted on Reid´s website is that the Kochs do not pay any corporate taxes: “They are known for bankrolling conservative, Libertarian and Tea Party causes and became poster boys for corporate tax reform last year when an Obama Administration official suggested Koch is organized as an S Corp. and so pays no corporate level taxes.” The claim that the Koch brothers don´t pay corporate income taxes was first made by former White House official


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