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President Obama says the U.S. isn't listening now to the calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel? Do you believe him?

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locomotive

Oct-29-13 2:04 PM

Obamacare was enacted by a political party, the Democrats. The bipartisan discussion beforehand ceased once the individual mandate was introduced. Then the Republicans dug in their heels. The Dems had a majority and said "fine" and Obamacare was voted in strictly on a partisan basis.

Now everyone's told it's "the law of the land" in spite of website failures, increased costs, insurance policies cancelled to comply with the law, etc., etc.

It was a political move to pass this faulty law, and it'll be political moves to get rid of this faulty law.

Such is political life in the US. If one party gets the votes, things happen. That's EXACTLY how Obamacare came about in the first place, by majority vote.

If people don't like what's happened to them under Obamacare, there are elections to register their disapproval. First one, 2014.

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locomotive

Oct-28-13 11:19 PM

How much does the current President of the United States know about what's going on in his own administration?

Listening?

Benghazi (RR's favorite)?

Fast and Furious?

IRS?

Does the POTUS know anything about his present administration? Or is the government running itself?

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locomotive

Oct-28-13 11:16 PM

This candidate was elected by promising these things. I don't know exactly what people were hoping when they voted for this candidate, but these days, the promises have not only been broken, but it turns out that they were never true...

"...when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either,” said Robert Laszewski, of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a consultant who works for health industry firms."

Who was the candidate? The current President of the United States.

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locomotive

Oct-28-13 11:12 PM

“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what. My view is that health-care reform should be guided by a simple principle: Fix what’s broken and build on what works.”

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locomotive

Oct-28-13 11:12 PM

"You know good and well, that those statements were used in many of the congressional districts by the right wing."

And, according to you, Republicans were elected because voters believed they had to or they'd be traitors to their country? Hoo boy...

Let's revisit another campaign, with more campaign words. (I have to change direction, because you changed direction in not answering my question twice, but I digress.)

AMA June 2009....

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minreader

Oct-28-13 9:20 PM

starrett1 great posts...but the blind can't see or hear the truth on little o

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centerfield

Oct-28-13 2:47 PM

You are a little (lot) slow on the up-take today, loco. I was following up on your statement but because you did not have a credible argument against my statement, you again try to change the direction and pretend to be oh so innocent. You know good and well, that those statements were used in many of the congressional districts by the right wing. It was done and it was dirty, but that is what the followers of Rush, Karl, and the winger political machine do best.

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locomotive

Oct-28-13 1:41 PM

The 2014 elections are only a year away, give or take a few days.

centerish has already started the campaign.

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locomotive

Oct-28-13 1:39 PM

All these years to keep track of...

OK, so I missed it on 2002. Let me rephrase....

So THAT'S why people voted for Republicans in the off-year election of 2002? Because they were afraid of being called traitors?

I've heard some people voted for Pres. Obama twice, because they didn't want to be called racists. Is that true?

Let's see you answer that question, centerish...

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centerfield

Oct-28-13 1:23 PM

Maybe they will take into consideration that the right wingers were ready to trash the US Economy again and drive the Country into default. They also might want to take into consideration the 400 filibusters, the obstructionism of the House/Senate, and farm bill, budget bill, immigration bill, and jobs bills that have been in Boehnor's desk for up to two+ years. There might just be looking at the lousy economics of the previous three Republican administrations because as your hero Ronald Reagan once said- "deficits don't matter?????"

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centerfield

Oct-28-13 12:01 PM

So, loco, has some of bdgi rubbed off on you? You brought up the mid term elections of 2002 and George was not running. The increase in seats gained was from the rhetoric used by Cheney, Rove, and the rest to con the people. Yep, loco, you don't get off that easily on changing the direction. He got the bounce in the off year election because of the rhetoric used by Republicans which was based on a liars war. People voted for Obama in both elections because they reject the Republican direction and don't trust the Republicans based on their history.

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locomotive

Oct-28-13 9:33 AM

"What was the Republican mantra--- if you oppose the war, you are un-American or a traitor. That was painted from wall to wall by the Republicans..."

So THAT'S why people voted for GW Bush? Because they were afraid of being called traitors?

I've heard some people voted for Pres. Obama twice, because they didn't want to be called racists. Is that true?

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locomotive

Oct-28-13 9:32 AM

"So you encourage your boyfriend to steal? Why am I not surprised?"

Why am I not surprised at this response of yours?

Now I'll wait for billlllllygitmo to come to your defense, as always.

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centerfield

Oct-28-13 9:00 AM

I was kinda wondering if you really remember the 2002 election, loco. I certainly do. What was the Republican mantra--- if you oppose the war, you are un-American or a traitor. That was painted from wall to wall by the Republicans.... it was garbage as we found out. A war started by liars and thieves and perpetuated by the Republican Party. That is a lot to be proud of.

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locomotive

Oct-27-13 10:56 PM

willgrr, since you seem to appreciate Rick Shenkman, I'll continue with more of his words...

"In the 2002 off-year elections in George W. Bush's first term Republicans confounded many pundits by succeeding in adding to their majorities in both the House and the Senate.

"Just how impressive was this victory? At the time there was considerable confusion about the historical dimensions of the Republican victory. Dick Morris said on TV that it was the greatest off-year election victory any president ever had."

Oh, maybe I shouldn't have c/p'd this for you, willgrr, considering how you feel about Republicans...

Bad, bad locomotive!

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locomotive

Oct-27-13 10:51 PM

Veritas, you should be very happy with all the police work you've been doing. You're showing how capable you are.

So what's next?

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locomotive

Oct-27-13 9:46 PM

"So loco...After 657 Editorials & 24,359 posts from "your side"...It appears "your side is good and does no wrong"...Correct?"

Here's the real deal, Veritas. You wouldn't be happy unless any opposition to "your side" was obliterated in full.

The only free speech would be your speech. Then, and only then, would you and your fellow libs be happy...

...until another opposition party showed up to spoil Utopia!

Rats and Mice

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locomotive

Oct-26-13 4:33 PM

billllllllygitmo: "The Republican party will never win another national election. Mark my words."

willgrr: "The Republican party will not win a National election ever again. Mark my words."

OK, my bad. These are NOT the "exact same words" as I had previously thought and said.

You say "po-tay-toe," I say "po-tah-toe"

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locomotive

Oct-26-13 10:57 AM

"The Republican party will not win a National election ever again. Mark my words."

willgrr, billlllllllygitmo said this yesterday. The exact same words.

Are you plagiarizing? Or just making perdickshuns?

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Legend

Oct-25-13 9:05 PM

S.S.: Maysa, event center, downtown facelift, bridge over n. bdwy. and anywhere we pay for the costs of oil are all business welfare--total business socialism is fascism. still waiting for our oil giddy politicians to take the tioga spill to Wash.

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MarkHighwater

Oct-25-13 8:53 PM

Obama can hear us all with that big set of ears of his ;)

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Legend

Oct-25-13 8:49 PM

skin color: boehner is darker on tv than our pres. if u call someone bad long enough they might turn bad. enter the Af. Am. pres. proof to all minorities that the majority do not hate them. a huge comfort to them i am sure. then look at history of the presidents. most dems still look good to dems in spite of much bashing of them from the right. now consider Nixon, Reagan, Bush. most dems and many repubs do not hold them in high regard. no pres. even BC took this much bashing and his mistakes are few--that is amazing to me. if reds gave him his econ plan desires--our country would be bustling. if adelson , kochs and norquist had their crowns; it would take a draft to get an army to fight for their cause. rich people send poor people to war.

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socialismsucks

Oct-25-13 8:48 PM

people used to ashamed to steal from others, but in oblamer's new world, pride doesn't matter. libs seem to spend more time worrying about what someone else has rather than earn it themselves. but whining is easier than working once the pride thingy goes away.

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locomotive

Oct-25-13 5:29 PM

PJinfinity doesn't disappoint.

That race card comes in handy. Often.

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locomotive

Oct-25-13 5:19 PM

billlllllygitmo, you don't disappoint.

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