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Old 05-02-2013, 05:35 PM   #121
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Commerce nominee tangled in massive bank collapse that cost depositors millions

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...#ixzz2SAZvHZhO


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Old 05-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #122
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:10 PM   #123
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I would like to see what you have to say about this subject;

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=298256
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #124
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Commerce nominee tangled in massive bank collapse that cost depositors millions

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So longhorn, can you explain exactly what it is she is accused of doing?
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:56 PM   #125
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So longhorn, can you explain exactly what it is she is accused of doing?


She isn't accused of doing anything except being a successful businesswoman and philanthropist. Union workers are unhappy with her because she has been tough on union workers... but she hasn't been accused of any wrongdoing. I'm just shocked Obama picked her. It wouldn't be liberals' first choice.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #126
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She isn't accused of doing anything except being a successful businesswoman and philanthropist. Union workers are unhappy with her because she has been tough on union workers... but she hasn't been accused of any wrongdoing. I'm just shocked Obama picked her. It wouldn't be liberals' first choice.

Not by that article.

She helped Obama get elected, big fundraiser, so that probably weighs pretty heavy on the scales.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:30 PM   #127
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I would like to see what you have to say about this subject;

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=298256

Are you first going to apologize for putting my personal information on this board where I have deliberately chosen not to do so?
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #128
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Decent job report; 165,000 new jobs.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...lysis/2131135/

This could be attributed to the Obama's asset purchasing program...known as quantitative easing.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #129
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This could be attributed to the Obama's asset purchasing program...known as quantitative easing.

Obama doesn't control the Fed.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #130
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Obama doesn't control the Fed.


My mistake. Get off me.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #131
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Congressional Democrats on Sunday distanced themselves from the Obama administration’s explanation of the Benghazi, Libya, attacks in the immediate aftermath of the fatal strikes, amid mounting evidence that suggests the information was revised to intentionally mislead Americans.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...#ixzz2SSY7FQT7
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:51 PM   #132
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Obama: The fall

By Charles Krauthammer, Published: May 2

Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs. And where the victor is hailed as the new Caesar, facing an open road to domination.

And where Barack Obama, already naturally inclined to believe his own loftiness, graciously accepted the kingly crown and proceeded to ride his reelection success to a crushing victory over the GOP at the fiscal cliff, leaving a humiliated John Boehner & Co. with nothing but naked tax hikes.

Thus emboldened, Obama turned his inaugural and State of the Union addresses into a left-wing dream factory, from his declaration of war on global warming (on a planet where temperatures are the same as 16 years ago and in a country whose CO2 emissions are at a 20-year low) to the invention of new entitlements — e.g., universal preschool for 5-year-olds— for a country already drowning in debt.

To realize his dreams, Obama sought to fracture and neutralize the congressional GOP as a prelude to reclaiming the House in 2014. This would enable him to fully enact his agenda in the final two years of his presidency, usually a time of lame-duck paralysis. Hail the Obama juggernaut.

Well, that story — excuse me, narrative — lasted exactly six months. The Big Mo is gone.

It began with the sequester. Obama never believed the Republicans would call his bluff and let it go into effect. They did.

Taken by surprise, Obama cried wolf, predicting the end of everything we hold dear if the sequester was not stopped. It wasn’t. Nothing happened.

Highly embarrassed, and determined to indeed make (bad) things happen, the White House refused Republican offers to give it more discretion in making cuts. Bureaucrats were instructed to inflict maximum pain from minimal cuts, as revealed by one memo from the Agriculture Department demanding agency cuts that the public would feel.

Things began with the near-comical cancellation of White House tours and ended with not-so-comical airline delays. Obama thought furious passengers would blame the GOP. But isn’t the executive branch in charge of these agencies? Who thinks that a government spending $3.6 trillion a year can’t cut 2 percent without furloughing air-traffic controllers?

Looking not just incompetent at managing budgets but cynical for deliberately injuring the public welfare, the administration relented. Congress quickly passed a bill giving Obama reallocation authority to restore air traffic control. Having previously threatened to veto any such bill, Obama caved. He signed.

Not exactly Appomattox, but coming immediately after Obama’s spectacular defeat on gun control, it marked an administration that had lost its “juice,” to paraphrase a charming question at the president’s Tuesday news conference.

For Obama, gun control was a political disaster. He invested capital. He went on a multi-city tour. He paraded grieving relatives. And got nothing. An assault-weapons ban — a similar measure had passed the Congress 20 years ago — lost 60 to 40in a Senate where Democrats control 55 seats. Obama failed even to get mere background checks.

All this while appearing passive, if not helpless, on the world stage. On Syria, Obama is nervously trying to erase the WMD red line he had so publicly established. On Benghazi, he stonewalled accusations that State Department officials wishing to testify are being blocked.

He is even taking heat for the Boston bombings. Every day brings another revelation of signals missed beforehand. And his post-bombing pledge to hunt down those responsible was mocked by the scandalous Mirandizing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, gratuitously shutting down information from the one person who knows more than anyone about possible still-existent explosives, associates, trainers, future plans, etc.

Now, the screw will undoubtedly turn again. If immigration reform passes, Obama will be hailed as the comeback kid, and a new “Obama rising” narrative proclaimed.

This will overlook the fact that immigration reform has little to do with Obama and everything to do with GOP panic about the Hispanic vote. In fact, Obama has been asked by congressional negotiators to stay away, so polarizing a figure has he become.

Nonetheless, whatever happens, the screw will surely turn again, if only because of media boredom. But that’s the one constant of Washington political life: There are no straight-line graphs. We live from inflection point to inflection point.

And we’ve just experienced one. From king of the world to dead in the water in six months. Quite a ride.


Say what you want about Krauthammer, but this pretty much nails it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:48 PM   #133
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Say what you want about Krauthammer, but this pretty much nails it.
Krauthammer has been so right on Obama time after time.

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When, just a week ago, Barack Obama showed a bit of ankle and declared the mere possibility of his running for the presidency, the chattering classes swooned. Now that every columnist in the country has given him advice, here's mine: He should run in '08. He will lose in '08.
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These are strong reasons for Obama to run. Nonetheless, he will not win. The reason is Sept. 11, 2001. The country will simply not elect a novice in wartime.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:02 PM   #134
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2012



2006


He's not good a presidential election predictions. So what. He's not predicting anything in what I posted, just observing what has happened and is currently happening. And it's spot on.
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He's not good a presidential election predictions. So what. He's not predicting anything in what I posted, just observing what has happened and is currently happening. And it's spot on.

You had to be pretty much in the tank to not see Obama was going win in 2012. But my point is, it's Krauthammer. He's saying something bad Obama. And the sun rose in the east. Can you find a point in time when Krauthammer said anything good about Obama? Or any Democrat? His observations are pretty meaningless unless you already share his opinion. He's not just a partisan, he's highly partisan and willing to be dishonest about it.
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