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    EF -- I agree with you. I think I know President Obama better than most people on this website, and yes I think he listened to his military people a little too much. What irritates me though is that Obama is the single target of anything that doesn't go right...like the Tea Party Republicans in the House are immune from criticism.

    The Jobs Act isn't passed...blame Obama...he "promised"...he lied.

    No immigration reform...blame Obama...he promised.

    GITMO not closed...blame Obama...he promised.

    Unemployment benefits not extended...blame Obama.

    Syria not going well...blame Obama.

    Egypt not going well...blame Obama.

    Russia takes over the Crimea...blame Obama.

    Nigerian girls are kidnapped...blame Obama.

    He inherits a $1.3 trillion deficit and is expected to change that to zero in his first year. Stupid, stupid stuff.

    He inherits an economy in free fall and he heads off a depression. No credit for that.

    He makes a fix to the Affordable Care Act...he lied. Never mind that RomneyCare needed about five major fixes in it's first few years.

    The standards set for Bush were so easy...he got a free pass on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq and 13 attacks on US embassies (60 deaths) around the world...but no kangaroo courts for any of them.

    Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious are all manufactured phony outrage...nothing that points the finger at Obama, yet the Republican kangaroo courts live on feeding more and more talking points to low information voters.

    These are all Republican talking points taken from Fox News, Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh and others. They don't need to be repeated as fact in this website.
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    Eternal and Schmidt,


    Well put


    FYI .... My plumbing is out....Blame Obama
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    Schmidt Wrote: EF -- I agree with you. I think I know President Obama better than most people on this website, and yes I think he listened to his military people a little too much. What irritates me though is that Obama is the single target of anything that doesn't go right...like the Tea Party Republicans in the House are immune from criticism.

    The Jobs Act isn't passed...blame Obama...he "promised"...he lied.

    No immigration reform...blame Obama...he promised.

    GITMO not closed...blame Obama...he promised.

    Unemployment benefits not extended...blame Obama.

    Syria not going well...blame Obama.

    Egypt not going well...blame Obama.

    Russia takes over the Crimea...blame Obama.

    Nigerian girls are kidnapped...blame Obama.

    He inherits a $1.3 trillion deficit and is expected to change that to zero in his first year. Stupid, stupid stuff.

    He inherits an economy in free fall and he heads off a depression. No credit for that.

    He makes a fix to the Affordable Care Act...he lied. Never mind that RomneyCare needed about five major fixes in it's first few years.

    The standards set for Bush were so easy...he got a free pass on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq and 13 attacks on US embassies (60 deaths) around the world...but no kangaroo courts for any of them.

    Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious are all manufactured phony outrage...nothing that points the finger at Obama, yet the Republican kangaroo courts live on feeding more and more talking points to low information voters.

    These are all Republican talking points taken from Fox News, Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh and others. They don't need to be repeated as fact in this website.
    You forgot: Iraq, not going well ; also Afghanistan not going well; Mali not going well, Yemen not going well, Somalia not going well, housing market still not doing well etc.
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    I'll add a couple.

    And now they say that it may rain this weeked...blame Obama.

    The pothole at the end of my street is still not fixed...blame Obama.

    Unfortunately Obama DID lie on many occasions, and those aren't talking points, that's a fact.

    And unfortunately Obama IS to blame for many of the problems facing America today, that's not a talking point, it's a fact. After being the president for 5 1/2 years it's time he assumed some responsibility. He won't of course. After 5 1/2 years nothing bad is the fault of this administration. At least that the way lots of people see it.

    All presidents are responsible for good and bad things. Yes it's true! Some accept responsibitity, and some won't, that's all.
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    jamesn Wrote: And unfortunately Obama IS to blame for many of the problems facing America today, that's not a talking point, it's a fact. After being the president for 5 1/2 years it's time he assumed some responsibility. He won't of course. After 5 1/2 years nothing bad is the fault of this administration. At least that the way lots of people see it.

    All presidents are responsible for good and bad things. Yes it's true! Some accept responsibitity, and some won't, that's all.
    I find it interesting you are so willing to blame one person for all of our nations ills. An incompetent Congress? Nope, it's Obama's fault! An over reaching and ideologically driven Supreme Court? Nope, it's Obama's fault!

    When did we as American's start believing the Presidency, a position written into our Constitution after Congress, is some all powerful entity that can make or break our country? The American Presidency is powerful because so many Americans continue to believe it is. Some Americans can't accept the fact American politics is extremely complicated and that it takes three to tango in our system of governance.
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    I'm sorry Jared, but the race card fits very nicely here. American's are faced with the First Black American President. How else would you think they would respond? Racial attitudes are alive in Americans and is some very violent tendencies toward blaming President Obama for everything wrong in this country, world, universe, even for bad coffee. It's ridiculous and insane, but I often repeat myself in discussions on this matter, because Americans have not accepted a black President. I would say the same for the First Woman President will happen. Americans feel very rosy and accepting of any White Anglo-Saxon President and forgetting all the wrong in the world that possibly could be attributed to his presidency. It's as if white presidents can't do anything wrong, but throw in a black president, it's all his fault. Americans are contaminated with a history of racism and will plot, prey and lie on anything positive that President Obama could do in his presidency.

    I feel Obama was the answer for what this country needs. Mr. Obama has identified contempt in our Congress and shows specific idiots that appear in public outperforming racial and stupidity demeaning our President. Shame on America, shame!

    I'm now ready for a First Woman President, a First Hispanic President, a First Jewish President, a First Asian President. My new category for voting asking myself, "Is this candidate a minority?"........that's a plus for me. All the other categories will have to trump overwhelming to not vote a minority into office.
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    jared I know it's not all Obamas fault, it's usually Congress as much or more than him.

    But, he is at the top of our government, he's the captain of the ship, as it were, and so it falls on him, and he knew it when he took the job, or at least he should have. That's just the way it is. We need a stronger and more effective president, and unfortunately that's at least 2 1/2 years off, and he nor his administration seem to want to bear ANY responsibility for ANY thing.

    I blame Bush for the Iraq war (don't you?), but nothing, or very few things are ever a hunded percent a presidents fault or to his credit.

    Bush is at fault for Iraq and Bush and Obama are both at fault for Afghanistan, or do you think otherwise? Not a hundred percent, but it's mostly on them. That's why they also have the title of Commander-in-Chief. They are the Commander which means they are responsible.

    Bush has left the building so now I focus on Obama, because he's currently allegedly "in charge". Learn from history but focus on the present and the future.

    A lot of what Obama is responsible for (his lies, for one thing) is now why the Senate is in doubt. But I don't think he'd admit it. You think Congress doesn't do anything now? Just see how bad it is if the other side wins the Senate.
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    Amc I'm ready for an experienced and qualified, strong and effective president. How about THOSE qualifications? If he's honest, that would be a plus, too. Obama turned out to be none of those things.

    And I don't give a damn about race, sex, religion, age...
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    jamesn Wrote: Amc I'm ready for an experienced and qualified, strong and effective president. How about THOSE qualifications? If he's honest, that would be a plus, too. Obama turned out to be none of those things.

    And I don't give a damn about race, sex, religion, age...
    "jamesn" absolutely right; I do not care if he/she came from Mars, as long as he/she is not corrupt, greedy, loves him/herself, has real brains, is not religeous and fakes it to get votes, knows the world and all its inhabitants, is a realist, not a promiser or dreamer, has no affairs, is not a liar, has manners, respects the poor, does not take briberies, hates lobbyists, sees the world as it is from all angles, does not believe in praying but instead of real action, is a leader and not a robot directed by the "money" barrons. etc etc.
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    Dutch Wrote:
    jamesn Wrote: Amc I'm ready for an experienced and qualified, strong and effective president. How about THOSE qualifications? If he's honest, that would be a plus, too. Obama turned out to be none of those things.

    And I don't give a damn about race, sex, religion, age...
    "jamesn" absolutely right; I do not care if he/she came from Mars, as long as he/she is not corrupt, greedy, loves him/herself, has real brains, is not religeous and fakes it to get votes, knows the world and all its inhabitants, is a realist, not a promiser or dreamer, has no affairs, is not a liar, has manners, respects the poor, does not take briberies, hates lobbyists, sees the world as it is from all angles, does not believe in praying but instead of real action, is a leader and not a robot directed by the "money" barrons. etc etc.
    Let me know when you find this person, the current crop of politicians /candidates are so far removed from those requirements it's not funny.
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    VA scandal...Obamas fault.

    Remember there were going to be "death panels"?

    Then we were told that was just crazy, because there are no such things as death panels.

    And now...The death panels are BAAA-AACK!

    johnny is right there are no candidates out there that are not OWNED by big money and special interests.
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    His name was Ralph Nader
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    In his day, maybe. Now impossible. Carter was probably the last president who was not a sell-out.

    Elizabeth Warren SEEMS to be the one big name today who may not have completely sold out. She may have to sell out if she wanted to run. Or she may have already sold out and I just don't know it. She seems sincere and honest, but at one time I thought that of Obama, too.

    Now a candidate has to sell out before they can get close to the nomination.
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    That's been my point from the very start. You have to be part of the machine to get the money to win....Nader wasn't that long ago...and I believe he maybe got 2% of the vote. That's when Americans were partly informed....Now.....this culture is so hooked on the internet nonsense, media drama and the kardashians.....WE ARE HEADED for a TRAIN WRECK.


    I was against the bailout because We needed a wake up call...we needed a true disaster to finally get our shit together. The Bail Out killed all that and then the severe entitlement society was created.,..

    After every forest fire new trees will come.....we needed that fire, but it was so dramatically averted. Both parties were on board. Both parties are worthless.

    yes, Obama care is just another shake down. A shakedown which never should have occurred. This country doles out billions and billions of welfare to other nations. We could have easily had fair medical in this country....FOR YEARS. I BLAME ALL OF US FOR THIS. You and I are just as culpable as our government. WE LET THEM SCREW US


    History teaches us that change has always come from the BOTTOM-UP..... Us coffee Shop revolutionaries are too busy. too divided, and too afraid
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    Now about placing blame on any President. Why should Democrats be responsible for anything & everything, even for a leak in the White House plumbing? But when it comes to a Republican President, ANYTHING GOES!! For one thing, any intelligent voter knows that the President can't just wave a magic wand & "make things happen". He has to leave a great deal in the mighty hands of Congress, which right now is populated by many brain-washed idiots who could not pass an intelligence test above "monkey" level. (Sadly, that might insult some high achieving monkeys, who at least are not corrupt or greedy : ) But I do believe that many people who so readily blame Obama for everything, actually DO NOT have a clear understanding of exactly how our US govt functions. Because it IS a bit complex... Even for me).

    But you have to understand THIS: We do NOT have a monarchy, or a kingdom , or a Supreme Being at the helm. It all works through a system of being elected, by the people, (the ordinary working people) who are very privileged to be citizens of the world's greatest ideal, a "democracy." And that ideal was not created by Americans in 1776, -- it was modeled after the one in Athens, Greece 500 B.C. -- except ours has representation, so we elect representatives, who would vote the way WE would vote, if we could be there, in Wash DC. WE THE PEOPLE are the ones who own this govt, -- and it is made to "follow our wishes" accordingly, by the majority rule.

    The Founders did not know that we could ever have the exceedingly difficult problems we now have to face --- such as "bribes" from billionaire PAC's, // & all the GOP "propaganda" machines on air 24/7 -- telling "lies" to millions of our citizens.

    President Washington, Jefferson, & early Greats, would all "flip their wigs" if they saw the Rush Limberger clowns we have to put up with now.
    The "Liars for Hire" are continuously brain-washing millions of Americans to believe insane garbage so they'll elect more Republicans to office.

    It is UP TO CONGRESS to make & pass Laws. The President can "suggest" laws, he can ratify or "sign legislation" but he cannot create laws & force them upon the People. The Power of the President is not as strong as many people (wrongly) believe. He is NOT A KING or a Dictator.

    Congress was INTENDED to pass laws that We the People believe in, or want to have. But in recent years, the Power of the Purse has reached out and "bought elections" for the rich and greedy, & power-hungry. Unfortunately many of those are unscrupulous corporations, who are filthy in their corruption, & unprincipled in their actions. They are GOP controlled, mindless engines that swallow our whole Economy for breakfast, & then start looking around for lunch. Maybe some gold bricks for munchies, & a few oil wells to pour onto their ice cream. Pure gluttony.

    But once in awhile, the GOP (gluttonous oil producers) soil their diapers, & leave a big Poop in the Gulf of Mexico, or Valdez in Alaska. It is a big NO-NO to poison a huge acreage of Mother Nature's paradise. But does baby GOP ever have to apologize, or make amends? Of course not, They just send a few "unpaid volunteers" there to clean it up with a bottle of Dawn soap & a dozen boxes of Kleenex. (And a few casual bribes to the local officials to not sue them, or allow much news coverage). Of course, several thousand species of wildlife might die, or be mutated into an unrecognizable pile of black mush, -- but why should baby GOP care about that? They can BUY forgiveness. // "You betcha." (wink)