Page 172 of 291 FirstFirst ... 72122162168169170171172173174175176182222272 ... LastLast
Results 2,566 to 2,580 of 4355

Thread: President Obama

  1. #2566
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,010

    Re: President Obama

    Okay! I'm sure you lot will get the news from your political outlet of choice - but here is what I got out of the messages.

    Trump - The President is still mismanaging Libya, doing nothing about the price of gas, and letting China rape us. Plus, how'd he get into Harvard and Columbia with bad grades?

    Obama - We've got serious business to do, I don't have time for sideshows. (he also vaguely equated Trump to a circus ringleader)

    Got to say, probably my favorite Obama speech yet. I hope this kneecaps Trump's growing support in the GOP, though I'm sure the Alex Jones fringe group will continue to support him.

  2. #2567
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Crazy AZ USA
    Posts
    3,516

    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Enmore View Post
    Sounds like a job for Hawaii 5-0

    They could call the episode 'Dreams From My Real Father'.
    Crap, more reality TV.

    "We say in our platform that we believe that the right to coin money and issue money is a function of government....

    Those who are opposed to this proposition tell us that the issue of paper money is a function of the bank and that the government ought to go out of the banking business. I stand with Jefferson rather than with them, and tell them, as he did, that the issue of money is a function of the government and that the banks should go out of the governing business."

    William Jennings Bryan.

  3. #2568
    Joined
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Oregon
    Age
    36
    Posts
    6,499

    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Keven View Post
    Okay! I'm sure you lot will get the news from your political outlet of choice - but here is what I got out of the messages.

    Trump - The President is still mismanaging Libya, doing nothing about the price of gas, and letting China rape us. Plus, how'd he get into Harvard and Columbia with bad grades?

    Obama - We've got serious business to do, I don't have time for sideshows. (he also vaguely equated Trump to a circus ringleader)

    Got to say, probably my favorite Obama speech yet. I hope this kneecaps Trump's growing support in the GOP, though I'm sure the Alex Jones fringe group will continue to support him.
    I have a feeling we might be hearing lots of conservatives praising Obama's speech today. The last thing they want is for Trump to gain any more support than he already has.

    The question now is how many people will still follow the Donald,and how many will still think Obama was born outside the US?

  4. #2569
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,010

    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
    The question now is how many people will still follow the Donald,and how many will still think Obama was born outside the US?
    Just enough, I'm sure, to keep the Trump train running.

    Trump has an advantage in that he speaks plainly and has a big mouth. I think he'll keep taking these populist positions to keep his campaign going.

    I'm 100% positive he's running now though. The reporters at his press conference were playing hardball with him regarding all the innuendo and stuff he was saying and he got pissed and was spitting and getting worked up. I think he's serious about running, and I don't think it's all just a stunt for his TV show (which, as he likes to point out is "wildly successful and the number one show on NBC.")

    Edit: Ann Dunham also signed her name as "Ann Dunham Obama" on the birth certificate. Gotta love the 60's. lol.

    Edit 2: I guess she was married to Barack Obama Sr. I thought she wasn't. Ignore that last statement.
    Last edited by Keven; 04-27-2011 at 11:28 AM.

  5. #2570
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,010

    Re: President Obama

    Here are the President's full remarks, from whitehouse.gov for those of you who are at work and can't goof around and watch TV all day like self-employed writers like me. I've bolded some interesting parts.

    As many of you have been briefed, we provided additional information today about the site of my birth. Now, this issue has been going on for two, two and a half years now. I think it started during the campaign. And I have to say that over the last two and a half years I have watched with bemusement, I've been puzzled at the degree to which this thing just kept on going. We've had every official in Hawaii, Democrat and Republican, every news outlet that has investigated this, confirm that, yes, in fact, I was born in Hawaii, August 4, 1961, in Kapiolani Hospital.

    We've posted the certification that is given by the state of Hawaii on the Internet for everybody to see. People have provided affidavits that they, in fact, have seen this birth certificate. And yet this thing just keeps on going.

    Now, normally I would not comment on something like this, because obviously there’s a lot of stuff swirling in the press on at any given day and I've got other things to do. But two weeks ago, when the Republican House had put forward a budget that will have huge consequences potentially to the country, and when I gave a speech about my budget and how I felt that we needed to invest in education and infrastructure and making sure that we had a strong safety net for our seniors even as we were closing the deficit, during that entire week the dominant news story wasn’t about these huge, monumental choices that we're going to have to make as a nation. It was about my birth certificate. And that was true on most of the news outlets that were represented here.

    And so I just want to make a larger point here. We've got some enormous challenges out there. There are a lot of folks out there who are still looking for work. Everybody is still suffering under high gas prices. We're going to have to make a series of very difficult decisions about how we invest in our future but also get a hold of our deficit and our debt -- how do we do that in a balanced way.

    And this is going to generate huge and serious debates, important debates. And there are going to be some fierce disagreements -- and that’s good. That’s how democracy is supposed to work. And I am confident that the American people and America’s political leaders can come together in a bipartisan way and solve these problems. We always have.

    But we’re not going to be able to do it if we are distracted. We’re not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other. We’re not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts. We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.

    We live in a serious time right now and we have the potential to deal with the issues that we confront in a way that will make our kids and our grandkids and our great grandkids proud. And I have every confidence that America in the 21st century is going to be able to come out on top just like we always have. But we’re going to have to get serious to do it.

    I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest. But I’m speaking to the vast majority of the American people, as well as to the press. We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do. We’ve got big problems to solve. And I’m confident we can solve them, but we’re going to have to focus on them -- not on this.

    Thanks very much, everybody.

  6. #2571
    Joined
    May 2002
    Location
    Twain Harte, CA
    Posts
    17,154

    Re: President Obama

    That was easy.

    As to why it took two years to release a simple form... "We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do."

    Next up... college transcripts. Another distraction, big guy.

    Panetta for Defense Secretary? You've got to be freakin' kiddin'. The military equivalent to Napolitano at Homeland Security. We'll be hearing lots of rosy platitudes from that air head.
    Last edited by Dutchcedar; 04-27-2011 at 12:32 PM.

  7. #2572
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,010

    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchcedar View Post
    Panetta for defense secretary? You've got to be freakin' kiddin'.
    Yeah. I'm surprised Gates made it this far into the administration, to be honest. But he served his two years like most predicted he would.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchcedar View Post
    Panetta for Defense Secretary? You've got to be freakin' kiddin'.
    Leon Panetta isn't qualified to be running the corner bakery. Now he's going to be running the most powerful military in the history of the world? Jee-sus. I know Presidents always pick political friends to fill the Cabinet, but really, Panetta? He can't dig Wesley Clark out of the closet to run the DoD? At least he didn't pick James "Oh, there was a terrorist attack today?" Clapper*.

    And Gates was the last Republican in the Cabinet. I assume he's picking Petraeus to fill the CIA role because Petraeus is a Republican (or at least everybody says so). With one token (suspected) Republican somewhere in a position of power in the Exeuctive Branch, Obama can say "Oh, look look, I run a bipartisan government!"

    Edit 1: The irony is, Petraeus is probably better suited to be SecDef than CIA director.
    Edit 2: * - And James "Clueless" Clapper was a General in the Air Force. He probably would have been a better pick for Secretary of Defense than Panetta.
    Last edited by Keven; 04-27-2011 at 12:43 PM.

  8. #2573
    Joined
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Obamaland
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,520

    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
    I'm just saying, why does he acknowledge all the Muslim holidays? As president, I think you need acknowledge the biggest holiday of the biggest religious group in the country.
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter - Winston Churchill.

  9. #2574
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,010

    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinC939 View Post
    Irregardless of what he's saying in that piece, Cenk Uygur is a huge douche.

  10. #2575
    Joined
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Obamaland
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,520

    Re: President Obama

    ^Cenk is awesome

  11. #2576
    Joined
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Oregon
    Age
    36
    Posts
    6,499

    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchcedar View Post
    That was easy.

    As to why it took two years to release a simple form...
    Because like it or not Dutch, Obama is one smooth politician. He basically de-balled the Donald today just like he de-balled Ryan in his budget speech.

    I'll still take my scumbag over your scumbag any day

  12. #2577
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,010

    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
    like he de-balled Ryan in his budget speech
    Uh, when did he do that?

    The jury is out on who did the de-balling. Obama did nothing substantive in that speech except attack the Ryan budget like a used car salesman playing partisan politics trying to get elected to his first city council seat. It was an amateur, aggressive speech that appealed to the left, no moderates and certainly no conservatives.

    Be honest, BD, Obama could of come out and said "Ryan sucks, he's lame." and you would of congratulated him on being tough and taking on the Republicans.

    Is Obama going to come out with a new budget, or stick to his original 2012 budget (which is like five hundred years old in political news cycle time by now)?

  13. #2578
    Joined
    Mar 2002
    Location
    California
    Posts
    24,210

    Re: President Obama

    ^^^ You have to keep in mind the extremely low bar set for teh smartest president evar by the left. He could have stood there and picked his nose for 30 minutes and I doubt the response would have been much different.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


  14. #2579
    Joined
    Aug 2003
    Location
    West Richland, WA
    Posts
    6,397

    Re: President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
    Because like it or not Dutch, Obama is one smooth politician. He basically de-balled the Donald today just like he de-balled Ryan in his budget speech.

    I'll still take my scumbag over your scumbag any day
    I used to think he was pretty smooth even though I disliked him but I think he is pretty lame now. He can't even defend his actions in a coherent way anymore. Trump is pretty ridiculous frankly and I sure hope he is not the Republican nominee. Sorry, I think Ryan came out on top of that debate. He has an actual plan, Obama has hot air.
    Brian

  15. #2580
    Joined
    Mar 2002
    Location
    California
    Posts
    24,210

    Re: President Obama

    lemme git this straight.

    This meathead releases his birthy cert thang...
    Gives a presser and complains about more important issues needing to be addressed...
    Then hops on a plane...
    So he can be on Oprah...
    And joke about his birth cert..????

    Obama jokes with Oprah: I remember being born in Hawaii

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •