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Has President Obama's performance made it easier or harder for another African American to be elected president?

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minreader

Aug-20-13 12:47 PM

Kerry clears State officials faulted in Benghazi report, allows them back on job.

WASHINGTON – The four State Department officials put on administrative leave following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi have been allowed back on the job after being cleared by Secretary of State John Kerry to return, in a move one lawmaker decried as a "game of musical chairs."

Last December, the officials were removed from their posts after an independent panel criticized the security and “lack of proactive leadership” at the U.S. diplomatic compound. The stinging State report also called out officials in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and said they “showed a lack of ownership of Benghazi’s security issues."

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centerfield

Aug-18-13 9:20 PM

Go to bed dusty...You have nothing to offer...

You have nothing EVER to offer!

EVER!!

EVER!!

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centerfield

Aug-17-13 10:46 PM

Just like rush, dusty, the first part of his writing , you ignore but you pick out something out of context and away you go.. typical right winger.. Go to bed dusty...You have nothing to offer...

You have nothing EVER to offer!

EVER!!

EVER!!

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 8:35 PM

My husband subservient?

Like willgrr says, LOLOLOLOL!!

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 7:06 PM

To tell the truth, Veritas, I ignored that particular post you referenced.

So does your Republican wife agree with it, as you're implying or assuming I do?

Diversity of thought, opinion and speech makes a country interesting. One size (or opinion) does not fit all.

There's some truth for you, Veritas...

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 6:23 PM

Veritas, who or what exactly are you pacifying or mollifying? If not your wife, is it yourself that you're nodding in appeasement to?

No, frankly, I don't get why you used the word, but keep on explaining it and maybe somebody will get it...

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 5:15 PM

"$193,000 for 126 days. Free health care for life and they get NOTHING done."

Isn't it such a pity, willgrr, that this group of yours also includes...sshhh...Democrats???

Now if that shouldn't rain on someone's parade....but it won't, 'cuz willgrr is a diehard partisan who must think Dems do no wrong.

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 5:10 PM

"I've showed her some of your posts and as I recall after shaking her head she said "These are the kinds of people we don't want affiliated with the Republican Party."

"I nodded in appeasement..."

Appease - Verb 1.Pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands. 2.Relieve or satisfy (a demand or a feeling): "we give to charity because it appeases our guilt". Synonyms pacify - calm - soothe - mollify - placate - quieten

Really? You wanted to say "appeasement" here, Veritas?

I'm beginning to think you're making all of this up for us.

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centerfield

Aug-14-13 2:29 PM

If you rated Reagan just on his economic prowess, he would rank very low. (as evidenced by Bush's truthfull comment about "voodoo economics){trickle down theory}. But, Bush II would be even lower than all others. Oh, and lets not forget Reagans sweet little pre-election deal with Iran to release the hostages after the election. Now, that was a good one.

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:49 PM

More info from Veritas' 2010 survey (US News & World Report)...

"This is the 5th time the (Siena College Research) institute has conducted the survey of U.S. presidents, which is done a year after a new president takes office. The inaugural survey in 1982 ranked then-President Ronald Reagan at 16th. "Obviously, there's not great validity to it since they've only been in office for one year," says the survey's co-director and statistician Douglas Lonnstrom. "But it's a benchmark for us to see how they move."

"President(s) tend to rank around 20th while they are in office, and Obama is no exception. His actions over the next few years will decide if he stays roughly the same like Reagan—who moved from 16th to 20th, 22nd, 16th again, and finally to 18th this year—or like Bush, who fell a dramatic 16 slots in the first poll after he left office, from 23rd to 39th."

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:38 PM

"Healthcare reform was wished for by the majority before the right began bashing it."

I call Oscar Mayer on this one...

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:35 PM

"...ethonol and increased ethonol are an attempt to weaken the control oil has on our country."

That ethanol is not all it's cracked up to be. Fuel system damage in small engines has the outdoor power industry up in arms. Higher prices for corn, so more farmers will plant it instead of their usual crops. Mandated ethanol percentages are going up, not down, with costs eventually passed on to consumers.

"In a rush to introduce a gasoline with 50% more ethanol, E15 fuel is now appearing at gas pumps across the country. This introduction of E15 causes consumer confusion and significant problems, including engine failure of common products, such as lawn and garden equipment, generators, chain saws and more." OPEI July 2013

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:24 PM

post two...

Veritas, you can leave your play-dough at home, because...this is serious stuff.

:-)

(Not much got left out of the first post, did it?)

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:23 PM

"Namexxx nailed it...."Did President Bush's performance make it easier or harder for another White to be elected president?"

"Would you vote for another White guy after that train wreck?"

So all I want to know is, where's the orange candidate? Or the blue one? As far as "color" goes, it's not important.

namexxx has been posting how Mitt Romney's religion, and George Bush's being white, had something to do with their "performances" as Republican candidates/President. Wow, the sky is now the limit, isn't it?

So should we talk about Hillary Clinton's "performance" as dutiful wife (paint her pretty in pink) or should we rather talk about fitness for the office of President?

Are the next Dem or Rep candidates qualified in all points to be Commander-in-Chief, the head of the Executive branch, the "leader of the free world," the President of the United States?

Veritas, you can leave your play-dough at home, because

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Legend

Aug-13-13 11:14 PM

Obama is not a failure. Bush II is the failed president of our lifetime. The tea party and resist everything republican house are both failures because both support the wealthy and high class. Part of our revolution was to get away from high class government. That is why we have one person one vote and also why so many republican states are trying to suppress the vote. They do not want all those poor people voting because their numbers are greater than the numbers of the rich.

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Legend

Aug-13-13 11:03 PM

our society forgives most ordinary mistakes but does not tolerate hipocracy at high levels or two-faced behavior. Donald trump bashed clinton for his monica--while he had one himself. That is why bill is more popular than trump. monica had a false friend in workmate linda tripp. linda is now disliked more than bill or monica. carl rove did himself in. Romney is so hoity toity he couldn't talk his way down from it--he really did not get it. He was out of touch rich that we did the impossible and elected a black man. Healthcare reform was wished for by the majority before the right began bashing it. Obama will be favored by history because we need healthcare reform just like we need energy reform to break the control oil has on us.

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jacksonville021

Aug-13-13 10:53 PM

Has nothing to do with his race(he is white, by the way)but it will make people think twice before they vote with their hearts instead of their heads. What a complet and utter failure and we still have 3 years. Can you imagine who he pardons on his way out?

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Legend

Aug-13-13 10:13 PM

bdngi: correction bill--carl rove said the plan was to have bill clinton under investigation every day he was in office. all they got was a girl friend. there were some but fewer investigations of bush II--with the manufacture of intelligence for the iraq war including the release of the identity of cia agent valery plame concentrated on. The same strategy is being used on Obama and they have nothing. Yes gas was cheap when bush II left. It was because the economy was in a never before seen rapid collapse. Gas probably contributed to the collapse because just before the sky fell--gas was about $4.00 (under Bush II). Oil is red and reds are oil. ethonol and increased ethonol are an attempt to weaken the control oil has on our country. Why do you think we no longer get timely news reports of oil leaks in the bakken? It is the power of oil in this republican state. Bush II gets the 2008 crash forever just like Bill gets Monica forever--reds say we can't blame 2008 on bush foreve

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minreader

Aug-13-13 9:47 PM

willy keep the jokes coming cause that's all got. Come on I'm challenging to prove any of your posts to be factual...

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minreader

Aug-13-13 9:34 PM

veritass of president...man what a moron

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minreader

Aug-13-13 9:26 PM

willgarr Aug-13-13 8:16 PM

Namexxx nailed it....

Wow willy that is the most intellectually ineptness is truly amazing and amusing...thank you for the laugh of the evening.

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minreader

Aug-13-13 8:54 PM

This is what little o will be remembered for one failed policy to 1,2,3,4,5...scandals...House: IRS probe shows Lerner used personal email account for official business.

House Republicans on Tuesday asked an IRS official at the center of their probe into the agency targeting Tea Party groups for documents related to her personal email account, after learning she allegedly used the account for official business.

The request from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to official Lois Lerner states she sent documents related to her official duties from her IRS email account to an account labeled ‘Lois Home.’

“This raises some serious questions,” wrote committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “To understand the extent to which you may have used a non-official email account for official purposes, … we request that you produce all documents and communications housed in your msn**** account.”

Man the sh// keep getting deeper...

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minreader

Aug-13-13 8:47 PM

Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry'

Critics blast Jackson, Sharpton over silence on Florida school bus beatingCivil rights activists remain silent on Florida school bus beating video

They ignored this as if it was the plague

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MarkHighwater

Aug-13-13 8:25 PM

The question is really asking "how long until the country elects a GOP president, after Bush/Cheney destroyed the economy in 8 years?"

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animal

Aug-13-13 8:05 PM

The lefty's are the only one's who look at this being all about color,but that ofcoarse comes from their constant consumption of pure garbage dished out by the liberal media.From the very beginning if anyone said anything negative about boy wonder, they were ofcoarse racists! And this has being the constant ever since. When you have no facts to backup your comments, then play the race card, and that trumps all!!

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