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Why would anyone be surprised at this? President Obama has never done ANYTHING except for political reasons. He sees his role as President as synonymous with his role as head of the Democratic Party. He is not President of the United States of America he is President of the Democratic Party.
Ending slavery was in fact the motivational factor that enabled the North to win the war. But, it was in fact only after the North won a critical battle at Antietam that Lincoln made the freeing of slaves a purpose of the war. This cause many in the North to get behind the war effort and resulted in victory for the North. So, to say that ending slavery was not a purpose of the war is totally incorrect.
Saw airhead Richard Dryfus on TV the other night debating D'Souza. Dryfus said D'Souza never told HOW the world is better off with America. Said ending slavery had nothing to do with the North's entry into the Civil War. He also didn't mention that "defending slavery" had nothing to do with the South's entry into the war. The war was about broader sectional economic interests. If 25 states today depended on the coal industry for their economic survival and the President said he was going to destroy the coal industry and a Congress controlled by his Party began to raise taxes on coal and began to place tariffs on exports of coal I can assure you that those 25 states would attempt to secede from the union. The working conditions of coal miners would not play into the equation. This is where the south was prior to the Civil War with regard to it's agricultural economy..
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Irresponsible Choices

Joe296 Wrote: 11 hours ago (7:58 AM)
Most people do not seem to understand that the Presidency is a management job. Probably the most challenging part of the President's job is to manage the Executive Branch of the Federal Government with it's thousands of employees. The most glaring weakness in President Obama is his lack of managerial skills and experience. This is why he spends most of his time in his role as Leader of the Democratic Party going around making campaign speeches and raising money. His management style seems to be "appoint and forget".
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Irresponsible Choices

Joe296 Wrote: 11 hours ago (7:49 AM)
I was in a laundry mat the other day and overheard two women talking about how "it's time we had a woman President". They also mentioned how Hillary was as qualified as any man. I almost puked. Under no circumstance should we select any person to a position of responsibility based on sociology. One of the key failures of the Obama Administration is that it is staffed on the basis of diversity. However, there are so many people in this country who have bought into the "culture of diversity" that to suggest that someone should be hired/elected on the basis of merit almost provokes laughter. If enough people have not learned from the past six years then we are indeed in danger in this country.
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Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

Joe296 Wrote: Sep 01, 2014 7:37 AM
One problem with government subsidized(Sec 8) property. Some Sec. 8 people are moving into non Sec 8 housing areas because the landlords in these areas are renting to people who are Sec 8 qualified. The Sec 8 people get a check from the government to pay rent, supposedly in Sec 8 housing. The check is less than the rent in the housing area in which they are living. This means that if rent in the complex is $700 per month and the check is $500 the renter pays $200 and the taxpayers pay the other $500. However non Sec 8 renters in the same complex pay all $700 out of their pockets for their rent. So, non Sec 8 renters are paying full rent for their apartments and helping pay the rent of the Sec 8 renters.
What we have is a Phony Administration.
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Looting Is Good

Joe296 Wrote: Aug 31, 2014 8:27 AM
Sorry but nobody with a brain respects rioting and looting. The acts of rioting and looting simply continue to lower the respect people have for those elements of the black community who engage in these acts regardless of what some hyphenated air heads say. The respect the law abiding citizens of this country have for these thugs is at zero and falling.
These are the people who elect Democrats. Enough said.
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An Honest Conversation on Race

Joe296 Wrote: Aug 29, 2014 7:40 AM
Many black leaders are setting up a "wall of impossibility" for many blacks. With their constant cries of "everybody is a racist", "everybody is trying to keep you down" or "you are going to have to work twice as hard to succeed" they cause some to throw up their hands and say, "what is the use of trying? I will just let the government take care of me." There is also the fact that many blacks, inspired by some leaders, simply will take no responsibility for their plight. Every problem/shortcoming they have is the fault of someone/something other than themselves. And, the solution to their problems/shortcomings is to come about by some magical action on the part of some entity apart from themselves. They take no responsibility for any problem they have nor for solving any problem they have. It is always someone else's fault and someone else's responsibility to solve.
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