In Press Conference, Obama Notes: He’s Right, He’s Helping And He’s Poised For Success

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Obama Has a Press Conference at the White House

President Barack Obama did something on Tuesday that he rarely does: Benefiting from the fact that Congress is out of town, making it difficult for legislators scattered about the country to retort, the President spoke with reporters.

The Presidential press conference lasted only about 45 minutes and was apparently lacking in any agenda-driven goal, though it did occur on the 100th day of the second term of the Obama Administration. That it was a milestone day for the President’s second term was not lost on reporters in attendance, many of whom focused on Obama’s inability to achieve campaign goals — some of which were set during his first term.

Here are some highlights from the event.

More talk about “red lines.”

The President told assembled reporters that recent reports that the regime of Syrian leader Bashar Assad is using chemical weapons against rebels and civilians could be a game changer because it means the regime has crossed a “red line.” But the President said that he wants to know more before doing anything drastic.

“What we have now is evidence that chemical weapons have been used,” Obama said. He went on to suggest that the next step is U.S. intelligence to determine “how they were used, when they were used [or] who used them.”

If definitive evidence is found that the weapons have been used against civilians in the country, American military intervention could be in the cards.

Federal officials did everything perfectly with regard to Boston bombings.

There has been a great deal of criticism recently about the possible intelligence failings that could have enabled the Boston terrorists as well as how government responded to the attacks. The President refutes any claim that government failed at any level with regard to the tragedy.

“What we saw in Boston was State, local, Federal officials, every agency rallying around a city that had been attacked, identifying the perpetrators just hours after the scene had been examined,” Obama said Tuesday. “We now have one individual deceased one in custody. Charges have been brought.”

In response to claims made by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that intelligence failures enabled the bombers, Obama said: “They not only investigated the older brother, they interviewed the older brother.”

But no red flags were observed, the President contended, so the real question is “was there something that happened that triggered radicalization and an actual decision by the brother to engage in the attack.”

“Rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated.”

Asked whether the Obama Administration has “any juice” left to accomplish some of the goals he touted during the Presidential campaign, Obama channeled Mark Twain.

“Maybe I should just pack up and go home,” Obama sarcastically responded. “Golly. You know, I think it’s a little, as Mark Twain said, you know, ‘Rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated’ at this point.”

Conservative media outlets all over the Internet promptly fantasized about the President packing up and calling it quits.

Not surprised Gitmo is a problem and still committed to closing it.

“I don’t want these individuals to die,” Obama said of hunger striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay. “Obviously, the Pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. But I think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? Why are we doing this?”

The President said that there is no reason for legislative hurdles to closing the military prison.

“The notion that we’re going to continue to keep over 100 individuals in a no-man’s land in perpetuity — even at a time when we’ve wound down the war in Iraq, we’re winding down the war in Afghanistan, we’re having success defeating al-Qaida, we’ve kept the pressure up on all these transnational terrorist networks, when we’ve transferred detention authority in Afghanistan — the idea that we would still maintain forever a group of individuals who have not been tried, that’s contrary to who we are. It’s contrary to our interests, and it needs to stop,” he said.

Republicans protecting the wealthy are responsible for sequestration.

The President told reporters that sequestration is “damaging our economy” and “hurting our people” and refuted the idea that his Administration has exaggerated the impact for political purposes.

“You will recall that, you know, even as recently as my campaign, Republicans were saying, ‘Sequester is terrible. This is a disaster. It’s going to ruin our military. It’s going to be disastrous for the economy. We’ve got to do something about it,'” he said. “Then, when it was determined that doing something about it might mean that we close some tax loopholes for the wealthy and the well connected, suddenly, ‘Well, you know what? We’ll take the sequester.’ And the notion was somehow that we had exaggerated the effects of the sequester. Remember? The President’s, you know, ‘crying wolf. He’s Chicken Little. The sequester? No problem.'”

Gang of 8 immigration reform legislation is good.

The proposal is “not the bill I would have written… but it meets the basic criteria that I laid out from the start,” Obama said of the bipartisan immigration plan that has many conservatives questioning the agendas of Republicans involved in creating it.

Obamacare is already helping you.

The President said that, even if they don’t realize it, Americans with health insurance are already benefiting from his healthcare overhaul.

“The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, has now been with us for three years. It’s gone through Supreme Court tests. It’s gone through efforts to repeal. A huge chunk of it has already been implemented. And for the 85, 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, they’re already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, even if they don’t know it,” he said. “Their insurance is more secure. Insurance companies can’t drop them for bad reasons. Their kids are able to stay on their health insurance until they’re 26 years old. They’re getting free preventive care. There are a whole host of benefits. For the average American out there, the 85, 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing’s already happened. And their only impact is their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before.”

The President didn’t address the widely held notion that further implementation of Obamacare is going to cause major problems at all levels of government and for health insurance providers. He also said nothing of the expected premium hikes that are slated to hit American wallets next year.

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  • Paul A.Hughes

    we get what we deserve. I just feel a bit sorry for all those that believe a word coming out of the individual’s mouth. Judgement day is coming.

    • Deerinwater

      And tell us when Judgement day was not coming? ~ So what do you deserve? ~or ~ What did I ever do to deserve you Paul? ~ Judgement = right , wrong, good , bad, right, left. ~~ Do you “judge” as you wish to be judged or employ an ideology that you, yourself fail short of on a daily bases?

      While I would agree with you, that we all might hope to get what we deserve. ~ So what does the Syrian people want and what are they doing to get it? ~ I don’t know the answers to these questions. And until I do ~ my options of who is “deserving” is only forming. ~

      • FreedomFighter

        We all have discernment — not judge others but most of us with a shred of moral fiber and basic teachings can see the difference between good an evil and discern that a reckoning is in the works.

        If you spoke with the Syrian people you would get as many answers as people you spoke with, you may want to ask “What does GOD want for the Syrian people?” and I sure its not what they are getting.

        Laus Deo
        Semper FI

    • http://twitter.com/Bellearitz K Bright

      Not unless you assist in making it happen. God helps those who help themselves. The crimes are out there, the laws are there, NOW do something about it. Write everyone in your state Republican form of government. Write all constitutional sheriffs, your representatives, your fed reps and ask them why they have been ignoring treason, Election Fraud, and other criminal and civil offenses being committed. DEMAND answers.

      18 USC § 241 – Conspiracy against rights: If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any
      State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

      If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on
      the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

      They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in
      violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

      That is ONLY one law, there are many laws that are in PURSUANCE THEREOF the US Cosntitution and legitimate to take those traitors out, including the TREASON laws.

    • Dave

      Do you have a firm date? Did god tell you? Please share… I thought god was supposed to come back a couple years back but didn’t. What happened? Wrong smoke signals set?
      Humanity has always done good and bad things to each other since the dawn of time. Nothing different about today except the means where these stories get circulated.

      • FreedomFighter

        Dave please keep your shard-born ideas that fester in your fimicolous mind . Your constant effort to bemute and bescumber everyone that thinks differently than you is no more than an Alinsky tactic almost, all here know well and ignore – stop wasting my time with posts of steatorrhea.

        Laus Deo
        Semper FI

        • Dave

          Hey FF, I am not the one saying “judgement” day is coming. I was merely asking for a day specifically. You don’t happen to know it?

          • FreedomFighter

            None know, but you can know the season. Start here:

            The Prerequisite for the Second Coming of Christ – Chuck Missler
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgFsNSnc6KY&feature=relmfu
            Of course allot happens in the interim and that you can research yourself.
            Laus Deo
            Semper FI

          • Dave

            LOL… Yes, I keep laughing that that nonsense all the time, the trouble is… Christian kooks will cause war to make sure that things happen as their fairytale dictates and when god does not come again, all we will have to show for it is massive amounts of dead bodies.
            Way to have a policy towards a country and region… based on a collection of fables known as the bible.

          • FreedomFighter

            All wars for the past few hundred years have been started and/or financed by Elite Luciferian Bankers, one day of war generates more profits than a year of peace – none by Christians, and many by Islam.

            Laus Deo
            Semper FI

          • Dave

            Really??? Hmmm interesting (backs away from the computer and looks up the number for FF’s local psych ward) Hitler was god’s “super-warrior”, Northern Ireland was two groups of Christians… Wars are part of humanity. Religious affiliation or none, it doesn’t matter. Being religious or not does not make you more moral or peaceful.

            This may be new to you but all wars are over resources at their core…They may call it a “religious war” or some other description but at their core. People at the top want more and use whatever BS to get the poor to go fight their wars.

          • FreedomFighter

            Wrong again.

            Hitler was an occultist and wanted to create mutant humans and killed millions of Jews, hardly Christian. Not much time left for these gorilla mind games – the world is coming apart at the seems.

            Only Islam claims to a holy war, and its against the world that is not Islamic and to get their messiah to climb out of the pit they must cover the world in blood and Islamic fire.

            Your a fool Dave.

            Laus Deo
            Semper FI

          • Dave

            Revise history all you want FF. Hitler considered himself Christian… The Crusades… The Inquisition… Christian. Please do not believe that one religuion is more peace loving than another. You just make yourself look worse.

            The world is the world… bad things happened all the time… just like good things… the difference is the bad things get brought into your TV/Tablet/Computer immediately. So that is only your perception.

          • The GLB

            Dave, your second paragraph made Freedom Fighter’s point.

            Hitler was a ‘Luciferian’ as well; and he used Martin Luther’s anti-semitic teachings to justify what he was doing, but just because one quotes the Bible does NOT mean that one is a Christian. The Blab-it-and-grab-it crowd on TBN quote the Bible, but they are NOT Christian either.

          • WTS/JAY

            Martin Luther was not anti-semitic, he was anti-judeistic. Big difference, Mr. Historian…

          • WTS/JAY

            I can’t entirely disagree with you, Dave. In fact, i share the exact same sentiments when it comes to the cause(s) for war(s)! And no, religion, if properly understood, does not make one more moral. In fact, religion will make one into a worse devil then he previously was, or infuse one to moral heights, depending on the individual…personally, i don’t touch it. Confused? Maybe someday i’ll explain…but for now, i just don’t have the time to get into it. Good post, btw!

          • Katie

            Ever hear of the Crusades?

          • Katie

            Dave, Christians always think they are better than those of us who are not Christians, which, to me, is laughable. They are all followers, rather than thinkers. I’ll stick with Einstein:

            “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.”

            Albert Einstein

          • WTS/JAY

            And that, from the world’s most idolized scientist…makes you wonder, doesn’t it? You would think that a genius of his class would at least have the humility to take a more agnostic approach, being a “scientist” and all; and yet, opts to insert his foot in his mouth with such an absolute statement. But humans are fond of wearing so many different hats that they can barely keep straight as to who they are at any given time…does the word schizophrenic comes to mind?

          • FreedomFighter

            The Science of God – Part 1
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=496V7OR35vs

  • mark

    Thank God, Romney did not win. The American people for all their faults were far too wise to put that Wall Street vulture in the White House.

    • kf

      Mark, I so agree with you, but the worst happened and Obama was fraudulently re-elected.

      • Deerinwater

        Clearly “worst” is a matter of opinion. ~~ i’m thankful that McCain is still a Senator!

        • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

          And, your opinion doesn’t count. Get my drift.

          • Dave

            His counts as much as yours Greg… Sorry if the conservative movement is losing so much steam that they even field a decent candidate to to win against a Afirican American with the name Barack Hussein Obama in 2012 in an sub-par economy. That is how bad the insane clown posse of GOP candidates were.
            McCain wants to talk about qualifications for sensitive positions in the Gov yet he nominated the weathergirl from Alaska to take over for him if he dies in office.
            The GOP are a complete out of touch joke and will continue to lose national contests if they continue their current path.
            Sulk, Cry, whine all you wish. Obama is the president because the people saw what a phoney Mitt was and how extremist and dumb most of the rest of the GOP candidates were.

          • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

            Then why are the Republicans still in control of the House?

          • Dave

            Are they national contests? No… There are significant people in conservative areas that are happy to vote against their economic interest for some strange reason.

          • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

            Politics is 90% local.

          • Katie

            Obozo is the president because stupid people believed his BS lies and voted for him. It’s called Chicago politics…

        • The GLB

          I live in AZ and I’m not happy about it. I wish he would have lost the Republican primary to Jim Deacon (sp), and gone on to enjoy wandering around his wife’s eight mansions.

      • http://twitter.com/Bellearitz K Bright

        “Fraudulently” is the keyword here.

        ‘Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud’

        http://www.foxnews.com/politic

        A South Bend, Indiana jury found that ELECTION FRAUD put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election.

        Then there is this, which everyone has ignored also: The 2008 Democratic Nominating Committee (DNC) document did not include language stating that Obama was qualified to be a candidate. The 2008 Republican Nominating Committee (RNC) document did, as is normal. This shows that the DNC knew that Obama was not qualified, or why else change the form?

        Now start DEMANDING arrests and proscutions. Don’t forget to add:

        18 USC § 241 – Conspiracy against rights: If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

        If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on
        the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

        They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

    • Vigilant

      Very poor Alinsky attempt to divert attention from the subject.

    • hippybiker

      “Life is tough, its even tougher when your stupid.” John Wayne

      • Doc Sarvis

        He would know.

    • Ried

      Yes, “we” the sheeple voted for worse candidate than Mitt. (Do I shoot the right foot or do I shoot the left foot?)

      • Barbara

        How about the “HEAD”

      • http://twitter.com/Bellearitz K Bright

        Neither.

        Stop allowing those who run the DNC and the RNC to decide on the candidates – dump BOTH parties as they are both corrupt and putting the candidates some outside master tells them to into office through fraud. Arrest and prosecute the heads, and a few layers, of both parties.

        Re do the election, NO MACHINES. We do the count HERE in the USA under videos at EVERY point a count is taken. Watched openly by any who want to – close enough to see, but not so clsoe as to interfere.

        This is OUR country, OUR government. Start acting like it. WE are NOT under a tyrant lawfully, unless we allow them to take over our country.

        • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

          That would take involvement on a daily basis of all of the individuals in this country. Sorry, you are dreaming. Must be the acid you dropped in your younger years. People are to busy with Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, The Amazing Race, etc. to take the time to be informed enough to make logical informed choices.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brenda.choate.90 Brenda Choate

      You’d rather the vulture we have now!
      You know the one who wants to destroy the Constitution, believes he is above the law and his administration can pick and choose which laws to follow, and can only complain for his lack of control to push his agenda and call those wise enough to stand up to him obstructionist?

      • http://twitter.com/Bellearitz K Bright

        You are still trapped in the “either /or” paradigm. WE do not have to have either Romney or Obama – both got in as presidential candidates through election fraud. Both were NOT legitimate candidates.

        What we need to do now is DEMAND prosecution of ALL involved at whatever level.

        Then hold new elections with NO machines with candidates who must state their stand in plain english and vote here in the USA writinig in our choices so there is NO error. Then COUNT here in the USA at EVERY stagerunder videos and watched by any who are willing close by (but not close enough to cause disruption).

        Make ALL law enforcement Sheriffs because they are beholden to the people not to the state government. Dump all others. Hire only officers that take the constitutional sheriff’s classes.

        • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

          Where was the fraud in the Republican Primary that Romney won? I think you are smoking too much weed.

          • Dave

            Look what the RNC did to Paul supporters… Both parties are garbage.

          • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

            Ron Paul had fewer supporters because of his idiotic foreign policies. Most Conservatives would have supported him except for that and the fact that he constantly whines when he speaks. At least it sounds like it to me. You know he never really way a Republican anyway. He ran as the Presidential Candidate in 1988 on the Libertarian Party ticket. You know that from its inception to this day that the Libertarian Party has Open Borders as part of their platform, don’t you? I for one cannot and would not vote for Ron Paul for Dogcatcher or any thing else because of his lunacy on foreign policy. That is why he has never had a chance at National Office. Am I happy with the foreign policies demonstrated since 1988. Not entirely. How are the open borders working out for you?

          • Dave

            Open borders? The “illegals” issue is about Money. I live in AZ and SB1070… you know that big AZ law that was the conservatives dream in AZ because it got them all excited? Well… the big agro firms, the service industries all complained… Why? Because Americans do not want to do the work and the employers do not want to pay the wages they would ask for anyways. Did you know Gov Jan Brewer’s team has close ties to the private prison system that takes 40k a year of my taxes to bed these illegals? I bet you didn’t.

            SB1070 was scaled back due to those complaints from farmers and the services firms… The US Dept of Commerce (Conservative front group) does not want the borders enforced due to money. But one thing yelling “illegals” does for conservatives is that it fires up the base which is always the goal of conservative politicians in this state because AZ is so corrupt from the GOP dominance. I am not saying Demorats are better because I grew up in DC and saw that Dem dominance did as well.

            But don’t kid yourself about our borders… Its a money play and that is all it is. Illegal labor is the new slavery.

    • Barbara

      Mark, I have a word for you and all your fellow liberals. Ineptocracy: A system of government where the lest capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and whee the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with good and services. Obama is the vampire sucking the life out of our economy. You should be praying to God that Romney would have been elected, He has morals, honesty, intelligence, experience and a love of our country. Unlike that liar-in-chief now in the White House. We have enough uneducated, ignorant, selfish, lazy, welfare cheats and Hollywood elites that they narrowly out voted the families, workers, producers and Patriots.

      • Dave

        LOL, Romney “Mr lets lower my taxes while increasing spending” is a better choice? HA! Gues who the big banks and wall street bet on to win? (You know them as the people that crashed the economy) Willard Mitt Romney.
        His presidency would have been a huge disaster. There is a very good reason the former Gov of MA lost that state by almost 30 points… The people of that state knew what a phoney Mitt was..
        Obama won because conservatives do not give two figs about minorities, the middle class and the poor and those chickens came home to roost. Get used to it unless the conservatives change their tune in the GOP. Conservatives are fine with allowing the wealthy to bleed this country dry via their political access and lobbying but to help the middle class and poor… why thats “class warfare”..
        Give me a break.

        • rendarsmith

          When do conservatives support lobbying? Conservatives want to DECREASE government power, lobbying does that? Republicans might support it, but conservatives?

          • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

            True Conservatives never support lobbying for “Economic” factions. That is called “Fascism” (Crony Capitalism.) We do however, support lobbying for issues involving policy changes that affect the application of laws when it comes to interfering with the Constitution.

          • Dave

            LOL… Keep believing that fairytale. Who are these conservatives? Reagan? Paul? There is not one conservative that doesn’t play the game. But you are funny to think it doesn’ty happen with conservatives… I am a liberal and liberals do not want corp welfare, big money in the political arena either so I guess we are alike there huh?. The Constitution is however you interpret it

          • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

            Then why is Obama dispensing Corporate welfare as if there is no tomorrow? Is he not a “Liberal”?

          • Dave

            Greg,
            People have different interpretations of the Constitution. See the 1st and 2nd Amendments as prime examples. Obama is not liberal. In 2008, Obama ran on left-center-liberal policy but governed as a center right. in 2012, he won re-election as a left-center and has giverend between a left-center/right center President.
            Ask any liberal about Obama and they are not happy in many ways… The big banks have not been broken up, big money is still in politics (no brief of the Citizen’s United decision, gutting S.T.O.C.K., expanding the conservative’s Patriot Act is key areas.
            You are a fool if you thin Reagan was anything less than an economic disaster for this country long term. Tax cut and spend (Tripled the debt), loosened credit regs and banking rules so the avg person could amass huge amounts of personal debt, jumped back into bed with big oil and had Goldman Sach take the reigns of the Fed with Don Regan. Reagan’s trickle down econmic BS laid the foundation for the economic collapse under Bush 2.
            Ron Paul is simply clueless about international business and economics. Otherwise I agree with Paul about the defense industrial complex, the phoney drug war etc.
            Obama, is hamstrung by a Congress that is determined to keep the status quo in place (the crap that sunk us in the first place)
            You may read many books Greg, doesn’t mean you comprehend them automatically. You need to dig a little deeper.

          • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

            The Constitution is fairly simple in it’s language. The Federalist Papers which expand on their intentions, however is much more complicated. It is from the constant re-interpretation that it becomes entangled, and difficult to understand. That is why I will never trust a Lawyer, and why ever Lawyer should be removed from public office and replace with Doctors, Bricklayers, Plumbers, Electricians. Carpenters, Nurses, Mothers, Fathers, etc, anybody else will do. Let’s see, Reagan was an actor and Ron Paul was a Doctor. Yeah, they will do as Conservatives with common sense. Better than the lying Lawyer in the Oval office we have now.

          • The Glb

            Dave, have you ever heard about Solyndra?

            I call that corporate welfare.

            That was a $530 million payoff for them assisting Obama’a election. $530 million that the American taxpayers will NEVER get back.

            Have you ever heard that GE is exempt from Obamacare?

            That too is corporate welfare.

            There are many examples of corporate welfare, a lot of the examples are from the Republicans, but do NOT try to snow yourself, and others, into believing that is only the evil Republicans, because the evil Democrats do it too.

          • Dave

            Try and keep up… I am talking Conservative and Liberal… Not Dem and Rep

          • Dave

            Everyone loves the money… as long as Congresspeople’s main goal is to get re-elected… They are happy to collect the check. Ron Paul collected tons of money from the defense industry…
            When Russ Fiengold and McCain got together and came up with campiagn finance reform, it was the conservatives that led the fight to water that bill down, The phoney Democrats sat back silent because they want the money from lobbyists as well.
            Until the American people are serious about demanding that Congress work for the people, and not corporations, the game will continue

        • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

          And, from whom will you steal when the wealthy have all gone?

          • Dave

            Please go parrot your Conservative talking points somewhere else. the wealthy have made 30% more money since the crash of 2008. The rest of the 93% saw a 4% decrease in their wealth over the same period. Are you really that foolish to think that is an accident?
            I want equality and equal footing when it comes to access to politicians nd to stop the wealthy and corporations from stealing this country blind. Are you that ignorant to think their practices are fine?

          • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

            First of all, most of the people visiting this site, I believe, share my traditional values and conservative fiscal outlook. i think it is you who’s rantings will fall on deaf ears on this site.. You asked me if I am foolish? Yes for bothering to respond to your idiotic. post. You asked if I am that ignorant? Not as ignorant as you. I probably read 16 books (90% non fiction) a year. How many do you read? I am more ignorant than some but much less than the average Bear, I am afraid. Unfortunately for you.

          • Dave

            What are “traditional” values? Various types of people knowing their “place”? Spell it out for me.

            I have yet to see a conservative in any place of real power that won’t spend as much money or more than any liberal on the items that are important to them (defense, farm subsidies, various types of corp welfare etc) but the difference is that they sucker you in with tax cuts and try and tell you that the math makes sense. Reagan and Bush 2 prooved that is doesn’t. Not even close.

          • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

            Bush (either) were and never will be conservatives. Coolidge, Kennedy, and Reagan are the only conservative Presidents to have served in the twentieth century.

          • Dave

            Reagan was a conservative really?
            So he expanded the size of the Fed Gov, tripled our debt, gave illegals amnesty and ushered in the new era of corporatism in Gov…
            Good to know conservatives approve this…

          • Doc Sarvis

            Dave has shown he has the values and intelligence of a true American. Thanks Dave.

          • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

            And, that you and he do not share traditional American values.

          • The GLB

            So, since the wealthy have had a 30% increase in money since 2008, and Obama has been President since 2009, then one could surmise that Obama works for the wealthy and NOT the common people for whom he claims to care so much.

          • Dave

            Obama and Congress are part of the problem currently. You can surmise that if you don’t bother with the details.

          • Katie

            Why don’t you quit bitching about the rich and instead find a way to become rich?

          • Dave

            Why don’t you open your eyes and figure out that you are being used as a “useful” idiot by the wealthy interests in this country that do not have your best interests in mind. I do very well financially but thanks for caring.

        • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

          Lowering taxes worked for Coolidge, Kennedy, and Reagan. Unfortunately, Coolidge was the only one that reduce spending as well. Creating the greatest period of economic growth and wealth creation in our nations history. The Federal Reserve, however wanted higher taxes, which historically reduce revenues, and deficit spending which produces wealth only for the Bankers. You need to read some of Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Milton Friedman, Frederich Hayek, and Ludwig Von Misses, before you attempt at engaging in an Economics debate. You make your self appear very ignorant about the subject.

        • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

          How do you define minority? Why should anyone give two figs about some group ( ie Labor Unions, Orientals, Hispanics, Native Americans, Communists/Fascists/Socialists,) over another? Are they all so disadvantaged that they need two figs to survive?

        • Katie

          And if you really believe that Democrats truly care about the poor…there is no hope for you. Poor people have been voting for Democrats for over 50 years, and they’re still poor, even poorer!

          Class warfare is Oblama”s game. He was supposed to UNITE the country. Instead, he has divided it like never before. Just read these comments or any comments anywhere on the Internet.

          • Dave

            Did I say that Katie? No… try again
            Class warfare is the wealthy’s game because they have been winning it since the 1980’s going away through their political access and media buys. It takes two sides to divide… Mitch McConnell said in 2009 that the #1 goal of the GOP is to make sure Obama is a 1 term president in the middle of the most serious recession since the Depression.
            You conservatives need to look in the mirror once in a while.

          • Katie

            What makes you think I’m a Conservative?
            How is what McConnell said “class warfare”? I’m talking about this fair share [expletive deleted] and wealth redistribution.

            Obozo’s economic policies aren’t working. That “most serious recession since the Depression” is pretty much a liberal talking point.

            Meantime, the unemployment rate has pretty much stayed the same month after month. He’s a job killer and anti-business, and Obamacare is REALLY going to kill the economy,

            Why you continue to defend this obviously unqualified, inexperienced liar is beyond me.

            Never mind…I’m leaving this discn. Have bigger fish to fry.

          • Dave

            First off, the GOP has to allow his policies to pass before you can declare them “not working”
            I blame Obama for what he should be blamed for and I don’t blame him for stuff he had nothing to do with like the collapse of 2008 and the fundementals of the economy that were 30 years in the making

    • http://twitter.com/Bellearitz K Bright

      Obama = Romney. They are the same.

      If you do not know that by now you are a dupe, or a paid troll. Republican party = Democratic party with so little diffrences tha they have to make agreements ahead of time before their “candidates” “debate” each other on what exactly they will debate, and ‘salt’ the audience with people who are told what to ask – when questions will be asked of the audience – so that ONLY the questions they want to answer are brought up.

      If you are a paid “troll” you are assisting in treason – which is also treason and will be arrested and prosecuted for your crimes when we can get to you – a long line ahead of you. “Just doing your job” is NOT a legal defense anymore then “just following orders” is.

    • rendarsmith

      Uhhhh….I got news for you pal, Obama is no different. Not saying I disagree with you because I think Romney was a complete joke, but you’re making it sound like Obama is far better….and….well just look around you.

      • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

        If you don’t think things would have been much better under a Romney Presidency, then why did you vote at all? Surely you jest.

    • momo

      Time to wake up Mark, Wall Street owns Obama too.

    • WTS/JAY

      Yeah, for sure, and i agree! Instead of a vulture, wise-America opted instead for a Wall-Street Cobra in the White House…hisssss

  • Fred

    Ever since “Obamacare” passed, my medical insurance rates have gone up. Once it is fully implemented, I have been assured by my employer, that they will go up even further. So much for the “Affordable” part of this statist plan.

    • txbadonetoo@aol.com

      It’s affordable for the illegal aliens (yes they are illegal and not ‘undocumented’) and it’s affordable for those who are on welfare.
      For those of us with company or private policies – we’re forked. To pay for the 40 million who will now crow us out of our usual health-care. I see nothing but upside on my rates and downside on my benefits from Obama-Care.

    • http://twitter.com/Bellearitz K Bright

      It is not lawful. Start fighting it. DEMAND nullification of Obamacare in your state.

      Quit whining and do something – like require arrest and prosecution for Election Fraud committed by the DNC, Obama, Clinton (2008 – 2013); and for the RNC (2013). Require Bush, Clinton (B), Obama who was indicted for War Cries be PROSECUTED for them. Require prosecution for treason.

      Fight to Dump both the Democratic and the Republican parites as both are corrupted and taken over by those not friendly to the USA as a free nation.

      What? You can not write, educate? Read YOUR state Constitution? The US Constitution? I know it is much more then a text line or two – but NOT reading and learning is how they dumbed everyone down in the first place. There is NO excuse for you to not know that the Bill of Rights is unalienable (inalienable); meaning that no one for ANY reason can modify or anything else to them.

      The Three branches of the American government according to the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence (yes, our forefathers said they are bound) is “WE the People, the States, and the federal government. The three branches of the federal government and of all state republican governments are: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial.

      Isn’t it about time you started acting like you have a role in this government? That is what freedom is all about. Grow up and take responsibility or become a slave.

  • bj

    Never before in the history of gov’t have we seen a more traitorous pack of parasitic thieving liars.

    These are the most toxic scum the world has ever … and so by the power of the Almighty, they SHALL be routed out once again.

    Lord hear our prayers

  • http://twitter.com/Bellearitz K Bright

    Election Fraud! Obama is not even legitimately sitting in the the US president’s office. Didn’t anyone read this? He was not legitimate in 2008, which does not make him anymore legitimate for 2012. Or clinton either.

    ‘Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud’
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/26/officials-found-guilty-in-obama-clinton-ballot-petition-fraud/#

    A South Bend, Indiana jury found that ELECTION FRAUD put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election.

    Then there is this, which everyone has ignored also: The 2008 Democratic Nominating Committee (DNC) document did not include language stating that Obama was qualified to be a candidate. The 2008 Republican Nominating Committee (RNC) document did, as is normal. This shows that the DNC knew that Obama was not qualified, or why else change the form?

    Nothing Ob ama has done is legitimate since he has been PUT into office to destroy the USA with the DNC’s and RNC’s knowledge. With the knowledge of many of congress and senate, and probably the judicials.

    It is past time we arrest and prosecute him, and EVERYONE wh knew and kept this information silent, which is TREASON and carries the death penalty.

    Write all of your state representatives wanting to know why they are allowing this to go on. Write your representatives that was sent to represent you in the fed gov about what you expect from them as far as Arresting and Prosecuting Obama., Clinton, Holder, Pelosi, etc. That if they wre in ANY way involved in the cover-up or in not assisting in the arrest and prosecution of all involved you will, or it is found out that they are involved in the treasonous actions of Obama, Clinton, etc you will fight for the death penalty for them in their treason trial.

    Remember that Bush, Clinton, Obama, and some high up Military, plus others were INDICTED for War Crimes also.

  • BTeboe

    Patient Affordable Care Act (note the irony in the name) will implode. There was never any incentive for doctors who by the way are the people who provide the care. It was jammed down the throat of everyone and no one is going to benefit from this behemoth monster. I’m just waiting for the premiums to be more than my paycheck.

  • Irate ctizen

    When it was voted on, it was not viewed as a tax which ultimately the Supreme
    Court ruled it to be. therefore, it should be repealed because it was done under
    false pretenses. it wouldn’t pass today as a tax.

  • rendarsmith

    So he proposed the sequester, then removed his name from it and tagged on the Republicans, now he is blaming the sequester (and the Republicans) for the failing economy even though we are spending more than we were last year.
    God this guy is a joke!

    • http://www.facebook.com/CapitalistAtBirth Greg Murphy

      Not a very funny joke.

    • vietnamvet1971

      The man has a problem, he believes his own LIES and lives in a Fantasy world all ALONE.

      • Robbie

        I’m not sure what you mean by “all alone”. If I recall the President was elected not once but twice by a majority of Americans. When many millions of folks work for you and vote with you you are NOT alone.

        • vietnamvet1971

          SO, your Muslim in Chief is not all Alone and you and every one else a WHOPPING Majority just Love and Worship his every word. Satan is Deceiving every day and has Blinded your eyes to his real Purpose.

  • FreedomFighter

    Obuma success is Failure for America, loss of freedom, loss of liberty, destruction of the constitution, control and power for the elites, enslavement of your children to totalitarian control.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • hungry4food

    The Blueprint for
    WWIII

    And this also is why we see Class warfare being used
    to divide the support structure of an Independent Society in the USA
    …..

    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/04/28/the-blueprint-for-wwiii/

    How can this point to a Obama Administration
    policy that supports Economic Equality for all Americans ?

    As ANTI-Economic growth the Number 1 Supporter of Obama are
    which are Environmental Organizations , It would appear that Between
    foreign policy appeasement and now and attempt to appease with a Immigration
    reform bill thats all about selective appeasement as the bases of generating
    support and this being the bases for Populous politics instead of Free market
    economic Equality being the policy of this administration , it can be said that
    this is the fundamental driver for Volatility in the markets , so how does this
    become a policy that will sustain a adequate supply being produced by a civil
    society of Equality and those members of the society all benefiting when NOT
    ALL members of the society have Portfolios in a Fake Stock market rally that is
    generated from a Federal Reserve Fake Money Injection that Only Appeases the
    Environmentalists due to the lack of true Durable supply side growth ???

    ALL
    THESE LINKS SHOW ARE SUPPLY SHORTAGES ON THE HORIZON BECAUSE ALL THE FUNDING
    FROM THESE POLICIES OF APPEASEMENT OUR LACKING TRUE SUPPLY GROWTH TO BACK UP
    THE MONETARY GROWTH GOING OUT THE DOOR TO APPEASE THESE FACTIONS
    !!!!

    Exclusive–-Sessions: Immigration Bill Gives Amnestied Residents ‘Immediate’
    Access to Welfare

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/29/Exclusive-Immigr

    BUT Here Obama
    Isolates the US Minorities because you cannot take only so much from some to
    redistribute to those you are seeking to appease for voting support ….It
    would make more sense to grow the wealth effect with expanding supply and Jobs
    doing so , but remember then Obama and the democrats would lose the
    Environmentalist Support !!!

    Wealth Gap Among Races Has Widened Since Recession

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/business/racial-wealth-gap-widene

    And this just shows the Appeasement policy using economic benefits
    that are designed to Appease both domestic and foreign radical factions that
    pose national security threats , again something that true economic durable
    supply side growth would do a better job of accomplishing this but Democrats
    and Obama would again Lose the support of the Environmentalist Community
    !!!

    Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits , How many in these factions of
    society are benefiting this way ??? http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/tsarnae

    The Obama Administrations Policies are Unsustainable and Market
    Volatility will continue and produce a Peak effect in supply versus debt .

  • armyvet706

    Once again, he’s so full of crap, just highlighting what he wants people to hear, which is opposite of the truth. Can you be anymore dishonest???

  • Ted Waggoner

    Hell no! We need to stay and fight!!! we ARE going to stay and fight!!! for what
    is ours and they cant have it without a fight damn it! Too many people fought and
    died for everything we have and I’ll be a mole here and cause terrible headaches
    for those that want to take it away and not pay the price!!! Just because the entire government seems as though its corrupt doesnt mean you give in!

    MAKE EM PAY DEARLY FOR IT OR GET IT BACK EVEN……
    BUT DONT QUIT!!!!!!!!!

    • Freedomcare

      Hope we get millions more mad as hell to put our country back together.

  • Dragon 1

    Obama speaks out of both sides of his mouth and the dribble is lies and lies and lies more lies. He doesn’t give a damn about the American public or the futures of our childern. All he really cares about is the celiberty status that the Obama name has and wants everyone to kiss his @ss. That man is taking America for everything he possibly can, he truly is the commander and THEIF of this country. Wake up America before all our liberties are gone !!!!

  • Motov

    We must reduce our overbloated Government, Instead we continually allow them to shred our supreme law of the land known as the constitution.

    Obozo-scare only makes medicine cost more, by adding the expense of government workers, will force hospitals to hire additional workers to fill out more and more red tape that will come between you and your doctor.

    I would love to see how adding bureaucrats will save us money, or better put, any government program that actually worked without additional costs.