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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

debir Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 7:53 AM
Saudi Arabia of natural gas. We'll dominate the global market for natural gas. Obama will be able to pick, choose which of our allies get our natural gas, how much they have to pay. Whomever he picks, one thing is certain: Having this much oil, natural gas will make BHO's admin the most powerful America has ever seen. Who knows what he might do ? One thing we're certain he'll do is run for a 3rd term, Whether by changing the USC or more likely by simply running his wife, Michele, in his place. We only know Obama will never give up the amount of power he'll garner in his2nd term. Look at his entire career. Obama has never shied away from taking power or taking credit. Like any good Chicago politician, he knows how to use influence. BHO
JacobsTrouble Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 8:06 AM
Liberalism and common sense do not go hand in hand.
Do you see a push for oil and natural gas lately? Or what you see is even more push for non-sensical green energy?

Look around the world, given enough time liberalism will hang itself with incremental material and moral poverty. There are no winners when liberalism, progressivism, socialism or communism has played itself out - just debris.
debir Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 7:53 AM
will capitalize on this energy revolution to become the most powerful POTUS in modern history. Like other energy-backed demagogues around the world, Putin, Chavez, the Kirstners in Argentina, he'll not willingly give up his power.

He will use oil and natural gas to transform America into a modern petro-socialist state. And he'll use oil to stay in power, for as long as possible !

These predictions might surprise you. But when this comes to pass, what'll shock you is how millions of Americans will applaud these changes. Your neighbors don't want freedom. They don't want lower taxes. They don't want more opportunity.

You know what they want ?

More handouts !

Their President telling other people all over the world what to do, just because
debir Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 7:54 AM
he'll create the illusion that he's helping them. Like with his cell phone giveaways, mortgage reduction schemes, but he'll continue to punish, tax those who work hard.

Just like the Roosevelts, he'll excoriate, attack the people, the Cos who've created the oil riches, just to win the public's approval.

Then he'll use those same resources to buy favors, luxuries for millions of Americans, people who've done nothing to earn it.

This'll create more-more political dependence, more-more corruption, more-more Socialism, and the crowds will cheer him for it !

No one cheers more for a tyrant than those he enslaves. So it'll be in 2016, when the crowd will demand yet another Obama presidency.

These are changes that very few people understand,
Lance8762 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 8:37 AM
Yeah, but can Alabama take the National Championship?

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