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Disappointed in Obama

November 3, 2013

Mark J. Hanlon, Bismarck Barack Obama, the first black president of the United States, sure sounded good when he campaigned (twice now), but I’ve been sorely disappointe....

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Nov-03-13 10:02 AM

We already know the fox talk story all too well. the majority voted for healthcare reform because medical costs are out of control. you forgot to mention his opposition said they will object to everything he wants and they have. HOW do shove a law down the throat of Congress? He wanted a jobs bill--NOPE. He chose to stay out of Syria and the war mongering reds yelled "FOUL". i do prefer you maintain your position of obstruction, corp. welfare, war mongering, pick on the middle class--because it is a losing proposition and there is an election coming.

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Nov-03-13 11:17 AM

You right Legend. There is a election coming, and people are not going to forget that their Health Policy was cancelled or their Premiums doubled due to the Democrats shoving this Obama Care down our throats. And all the times Obama and Democrats lied to us.

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Nov-03-13 1:25 PM

"If you haven't noticed, the actual annual deficits under the Obama administration were not half, but more than double the deficits under George W." Mark J. Hanlon

An untrue statement. Rajii

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Nov-03-13 4:48 PM

far more people suffered and went bankrupt b4 the ACA, than will after it. it promotes the most efficient and cost effective health ins. plans and will cost all of us less in the long term.

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Nov-03-13 6:37 PM

Thank Minot Daily News for publishing my opinion piece. I was a little surprised you had the juevos to do so. A few months ago and again now I sent it to the major ND papers and the Mpls. Trib. (without the most current fiascos noted). You were the only paper to put it out there. I suppose this means we'll both be getting audited next year. Mark

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Nov-03-13 6:42 PM

There is no reasonable discussion possible with hyperpartisan Democrats/liberals.

Go on, tell us again how wonderful and glorious the present administration has been, without blaming anyone else for any "setbacks" experienced.

Tell us again how everyone has "obstructed" all the good that was planned for the American people. Round up the usual scapegoats and have at it.

There have been other US presidents who did not have a majority Congress at their behest, yet somehow they muddled through and managed to "reach across the aisle" to communicate with fellow elected officials and get things done.

So Legend says this LTE is all fox talk. Uh, no. There's plenty of news sources all over that have been telling more to John & Suzy Q. Public. I say "it's about time."

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Nov-03-13 7:04 PM

One thing from Fox, just for Legend...

"Juan Williams has a clear grip on responsibility for the failure of a program that got passed in Congress with no Republican votes, and implemented with no Republican management in a Democratic administration. Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole. As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold. Come on — you knew the media would eventually get around to this argument...."

And see Oct. 18th MSNBC Morning Joe "GOP Flubs Obamacare Website Launch" on ewetube (watch?v=U90pe4l_Ojc)

How in the world do Republicans get blamed for the administration's website launch? Because libs said so.

Yeah, right.

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Nov-03-13 8:48 PM

@Mark J H, That would mean that a Democrat would have to start a paper in Minot and hire employees. They would have to pay Unemployment, Workers Comp, Retirement, Sick Pay, Vacation Pay, and Obama Care. Why do you think they have not stuck their necks out. They like the Free Ride.

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Nov-03-13 9:23 PM

i am not happy with our economy but it sure beats what Bush 2 left us. not happy with the ACA website but many states were very successful--why is that? the demands of reds to pay for it with cuts elsewhere did complicate it. why they did not copy a successful state site for all states without a good site is beyond me. i do know there were far more lies about the ACA than truth from the right and obstructionism does not make anything easier. how this all plays out may be interesting for many reasons. On Obama--i cannot name one on the right who would have made a better president. the entire t party would either want war in Syria or stop S.S. and Medicare or both. Adelson and the Koch's would call the shots for a tp pres. would u want that? people who hide and pull puppet strings? not 4 me.

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Nov-03-13 9:34 PM

this country was founded on a fair chance at doing well. why is it ok for the money to move to the top and not ok to keep the playing field fair? why is corp. welfare ok while we reduce food stamps? why should we non-oil people pay so much more in taxes and services because oil is drilled here? what we see in nd with oil is fascism. they cry shortage and energy independence and export the stuff. we are short on jobs because many were exported.

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Nov-03-13 9:36 PM

No Legend, you would have Warren Buffet and Soris (or whatever his name is) running this country, and owing you. Why don't you call them and tell them to pay their taxes.

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Nov-03-13 9:41 PM

I mean owning you. You are jealous that ND Mineral Owners won't share with you. They paid taxes on this non profit land for years, you didn't care then, Now you want it. Wow.

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Nov-03-13 9:49 PM

No Tea, I have seen a lot of Left wing Letters written. Not True. But that shouldn't bother you.

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Nov-03-13 9:51 PM

Where is your Proof. No Tea for me. I want to see it for myself. Actual Proof.

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Nov-03-13 9:57 PM

Another thing, NT4M, he had not been in office that long, when that happened. Clinton was, but, he was too busy messing around.

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Nov-03-13 11:06 PM

I would like to know where you got that information. Please tell me, so I can look it up.

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Nov-04-13 10:19 AM

i am disappointed with the obstructionism. no other president ever saw this much resistance to his every move. i pity the next red pres. because payback from the dems is usually more than getting even. they did not start it but they will answer it.

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Nov-04-13 10:51 AM

I've been "sorely disappointed" in the ignorant racists of this God forsaken state.

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Nov-04-13 4:08 PM

namexxx, do yourself a huge favor and try to move to a state less godforsaken. There are 49 more to choose from, right? Your blood pressure might return to normal too.

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Nov-04-13 4:09 PM

"The Chisago County Republican Party is very sorry that something so clearly improper (either intended or in poor taste) ever made it to our page," part of the apology read. "The apology, signed by the Chisago County Republican Party executive committee, also said the organization could not pinpoint the person responsible because "a large number" had administrative rights to the page. "Those rights, which allow pictures and updates to be posted, were revoked by the committee until the person responsible could be found, the statement said."

According to willgrr, it only takes one bonehead to taint an entire village.

So be it. Is Obamacare working out fine for everyone? Do you get to keep your insurance AND your doctor if you like them? No? And why is that? A Democrat told you that you could, and it's not turning out that way? Well, that's too bad.

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Nov-04-13 4:27 PM

"National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States"

"The September 11 attacks fell into the void between the foreign and domestic threats. The foreign intelligence agencies were watching overseas, alert to foreign threats to U.S. interests there. The domestic agencies were waiting for evidence of a domestic threat from sleeper cells within the United States. No one was looking for a foreign threat to domestic targets....

"The FAA conducted 27 special security briefings for specific air carriers between May 1, 2001, and September 11, 2001. Two of these briefings discussed the hijacking threat overseas. None discussed the possibility of suicide hijackings or the use of aircraft as weapons..."

Voluminous information at this site...

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Nov-04-13 4:28 PM

Throughout his daily briefings in 2001, Pres. Bush knew of a threat to US interests, but nobody imagined the incident that took place. The "chatter" rose higher in summer 2001. Still, no one had evidence that what would happen on 9/11 was going to occur.

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Nov-04-13 4:35 PM

"If Clinton or Obama or any Democrat had committed this type of negligence, they would have not only been impeached and thrown out of office, they would have been put on trial, convicted of mass homicidal negligence, given the death sentence, and put in front of a firing squad."

Yeah, like that would have happened in our country today. I recall that Pres. Clinton was impeached by the House for lying under oath, but it went nowhere after that. Nobody cares about lying anymore, especially if a Democrat does it.

Fast forward to today, with the Obamacare roll-out. It's only thousands, perhaps millions, of people that were not told the truth about their insurance, their doctors, and how much cheaper Obamacare would be.

Lying matters nowadays? Pfffftt...

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Nov-04-13 4:42 PM

In 10 years, after Pres. Obama's final days in office, perhaps his PDBs (Presidential Daily Briefings) will be located on a website somewhere, with sensitive information bracketed out.

I wonder...after those 10 years, will we find out more about the present administration (promised to be the most transparent) than we know nowadays?

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Nov-04-13 10:22 PM

whistle: if you are a news junkie and paid close attention to the last press dinner--nearly every tale the President told was in response to statements made about him--like santorum calling him a snob for having a law degree. POTUS said santorum has 2 degrees. the day of reckoning is coming for all this crazy republican name calling and obstructionism. at this moment high profit/low performance health ins. policies are being tossed out and we will all be better 4 it. not everyone was dumb to their easy money schemes. the President misspoke and should have said "if you have a qualified health ins. plan". no one died over it and it gave the right a new chant instead of bengazi. it is working so well it may have been planned. i viewed the 2008 collapse from my cave and was not financially affected by it because i expected it. cave life can b good.

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