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No Landslide for the GOP

moderatehenry Wrote: May 16, 2014 10:55 PM
I can't believe how this author slips and shows his racism, Most Obama haters hide it better, but this guy really had a Freudian slip. After stating that Obama's approval deficit among all voters is now at 8%, he explains that it's 27% among white voters. And then, he makes the following astonishing statement: "in other words, 27% more Americans think Obama is doing a bad job than a good job". Totally unbelievable that somebody that writes for this publication could think that non white voters are not American, I am thoroughly disgusted by the blatant racism shown by this article,..
Fascinating how this paper ignores the fact that Obama's deficits were caused mostly by legacies from Bush, who started with a balanced budget and proceeded to cut taxes as he plunged us into two wars (without collecting a single penny in additional revenue) and gave us Medicare part D, which, because it is not funded contributed much more to the deficit than the much maligned Obamacare, which to the chagrin of the Republican "deficit cutters" has quite a bit of revenue built into it.. I also find interesting the way it blames Obama for abandoning its offer of entitlement reform through changing the COLA formula, totally ignoring the facts that it was the Republicans, including this publication, who jumped all over him for "trying to balance the budget on the back of senior citizens", when he made the offer. Of course, this is no different than how the Republicans abandoned their true principles of fiscal responsibility and sat idly when Reagan decided that deficits don't matter and when GWB went on spending and tax cutting sprees, but found religion when Obama tried to avoid a recession.
Great!! Congratulations to MSNBC and particularly to the RNC and all the others that forced that shameful network to do what is right and should have done on its own. I just wonder when if we are ever going to see an apology from Fox News for their constant messages of hate towards anybody that smells liberal, or any pressure from the same ones that pressured MSNBC.
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What to Cut From America's Budget

moderatehenry Wrote: Feb 14, 2014 8:47 AM
This article hits the nail on the head. This is why we have made so little progress in cutting the deficit. Most of those (especially politicians, tea partiers included) that scream for budget cuts, don't want to cut any in the places where it would make a significant difference.
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Did I Move?

moderatehenry Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 8:38 AM
Ann is too smart to miss a point as she seems to have done. She is obviously ignoring it. When the Republicans talk about not punishing the children, they are talking about not deporting them to a country they know nothing about and whose language they may not even speak. The issue of forgiving the parents is separated from that argument.
Totally agree with this article. Unfortunately, this kind of "hold" has been in practice for many years by members of both parties, usually against somebody nominated by the other party, This one is unusual in that it involves a Senator of the same party as the president making the nomination, which leads me to suspect that, wrong as it may be, at least the hold is based on conviction, rather than a cheap political play, as is often the case.
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The Buck Never Reaches Obama

moderatehenry Wrote: Jun 17, 2013 2:15 PM
Does it occur to any of those that hate Obama so much that are willing to believe any thing bad about him, no matter how improbable it may seem, that maybe, just maybe, it reaches him on those occasions when he is responsible for messes, but it doesn't reach him when the Republicans overreach (pun intended) as they like to do?
This article uses the same "facts" that this "old college room mate" of Obama's used to question if he ever attended Columbia. Since much evidence has come forward after his original accusations that proved that Obama did, in fact, attend Columbia (see Snopes for more information about this and other eggs laid by Wayne Root), he now takes a slightly different road. Will the birthers ever get it? nobody has to like Obama, but let's get real about the reasons instead of delving into paranoia.
Obviously, the author, in trying to make a point, shows his ignorance of a large amount of psychological research on what is known as "the bystander effect", which suggests that exactly the same thing would happen and has happened in the USA. The research was spawned by the classic 1964 murder/beating/rape of Kitty Genovese, a 28 year old daughter of Italian immigrants, Though some of the details (including the actual number of witnesses) had been greatly exaggerated by many press accounts of the time, the undeniable fact that she was raped, beaten and stabbed to death in the presence of many witnesses led to gaining much understanding about reasons for cases just as this. I won't go into the information here since it would consume many times the space of this article. But it would be good for anybody that wants to draw conclusions based on a political agenda to study the matter before showing to be suffering from the famous foot-in-mouth-disease.
Yes! and what we got was a witch hunt that only got us to know that Clinton had oral sex performed on him by somebody that he was not married to. In order to find that out, we wasted an inordinate amount of time and of taxpayers's money that contributed to the national debt. Do we really think that it was good and do we want to repeat that?
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