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Obama Responds Harshly To Boehner's Critique Of Proposed Financial Reform Bill

July 6, 2010 by  

Obama responds harshly to Boehner's critique of proposed financial reform bill An incensed President Obama attacked House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) last week, blasting the Republican lawmaker for his recent critique of the financial reform bill currently being debated in Congress.

In a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Boehner compared the pending financial regulatory bill to "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon."

While speaking at a town hall meeting in Racine, Wis., Obama called out the Ohio Representative for trivializing the impact that the recent financial crisis has had on the country.

"That’s what he said—he compared the financial crisis to an ant," Obama said. "This is the same financial crisis that led to the loss of nearly 8 million jobs."

"He can’t be that out of touch with the struggles facing the American people, he should come here to Racine and ask people if they think the financial crisis was an ant," he added.

Boehner later said his metaphor was not an assessment of the financial crisis, but rather a critique of the proposed legislation, which he believes will hand over too much control to the Federal government.
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  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Obama’s people really knew how to spin that comment! He’s back in campaign mode, which he really never left! If he would just be a President instead of a community organizer…. Obama’s lack of experience is really showing, so he has no choice but to fall back on what he does best… organize and campaign.

    • William

      yes Robin. you are so right. but as you know obama’s vast knowledge of how the government works makes him an ideal leader, all those year signing people up to vote democrat and signing people up for food stamps and all the other wellfare goodies at the same time telling them to remember and vote for him so he could get them more,and dont forget he had a whole three years as an Illinois senator. true he spent those three years campaigning for president, but thats experienc.

      • runninbear

        and Senator Obama was also campaining for Raila Odinga”His Cousin” running for President of Kenya?Which by the way he lost even with Senators Obama help? Remember Darfur?It was Non Muslisms they were “KILLING” It was Odingas party that was doing the cleansing?the same party that Obama took an Oath of alligence to the “LOU TRIBLAL LOYALITY OATH ” of his grand fathers poitical party? They ought to be a law?

        • Kinetic1

          runninbear,
          I’m sorry, I know this is going to sound petty, but I like to have a clear understanding of the points made on this site. Are you questioning all the points you made? Every sentence ended in a question mark, so I’m not certain if you are pointing out what are, or at you least believe to be facts, or if you are asking about these events. If you could offer some clarification it would help. Also, what law would you suggest? What is the offense that our current laws don’t already address?

          • Flynn

            I, too, would like a clear understanding of all the points that Obama has made during the past two or more years. Instead of the most transparent President, the present administration is proven to be the most devisive, corrupt, and tricky administration in our history. If Obama was really born in Hawaii, why don’t he just release the evidence and stop spending millions to hide his records? I wonder what the man is really hiding.

      • DeJay

        Williams, you are so full of crap. You must be blind to what’s happening in this country. You are a sucker being used. Wake up and smell the coffee. Billions of dollars for bailouts and not one cent for COLA’s to those on social security. It would have cost us tax payers billions less if he had given each one of us $100,000. The economy would have taken off like a 10 day storm. How can you be so dumb?

    • refuse2lose

      He has no idea how to act like a president. He has been a radical since he was old enough to know what it was,what you see him doing is the culmination of years of listening to America haters and terrorists. Community organizing is just a form of radicalism,it is all he knows.

      • Tim Layman

        By America haters I assume you mean the republican party?

        • JC

          Some of them maybe…but the America haters we’re most concerned about at the moment are the progressives and their forign deity that are presenly squatting the White House.

        • Nina

          It’s any party that stands for the constitutional freedom that many
          a soldier has fought and died for.

          • Mary Daigle

            Personally I am sick of parties. I am an American and the two party system needs to be squashed along with term limits applied to all the big members of our Washington Government as it is with the President. I believe that a vote is a vote and that is how it should be counted. I want my one vote to count as one…not as a group in an area…no more electoral counting should apply. I am sick of being taken every year for more and more of what we work for and less and less rights. I am sick of the government telling us what we can do and then picking our pockets to pay for all their high life style living and traveling…the president needs to sty home and deal with this country and stop traveling around and acting like he is a Hollywood star!

          • Flynn

            Anybody who is sick of parties is just plain sick. The Two Party system has been the mainstay of this country for over 200 years, and it is the system that allowed a workable democratic government under our Constitution more than any other. The alternatives to a Two Party System in politics are but two: the One Party System of a dictatorship or an autocracy and the multiple party system of France where every election results in anarchy.

        • DeJay

          Tim Layman, he should mean both Democrats and Republicans. The names mean nothing, they’re both the same. It doesn’t take an ounce of brains for the sheeple to know that if you vote in the same type people in the future as you have in the past, you WILL get more of the same in the future. We don’t need two parties which appear to be combatants but are following the dictates of the Elders of Zion. We need new blood in Washington. Years ago the cry went up, ” sweep the Congress clean” but the pleasure seeking sheeple voted the same bastards in and nothing has improved but gotten much worse. If you candidate isn’t on the ballot, WRITE HIM?HER IN !!!

    • Jerry

      Once again President Blowhard is trying to bully opposition to fall into line with his viespoint. Well, there are others of us who don’t want Socialism because it is intrinsically evil as it is “legal” plunder. Stealing from some to spread around to others is stealing and no bullying by Alfred E Obama is going to change any of that. Jerry

      • Smilee

        That’s what all presidents do,remember Teddy Roosevelt’s “BULLY” and he was probably the best at it, Obama is pretty good at it too, remember Heath Care Reform as only one exmple, most thought it could not be done, but bully he did with that success, I think your just sore because he has not been stopped as much as you would like. BULLY

        • Jerry

          If you want to support the bully, go ahead. as for me I’ll support reason over bullying. Thanks

          • Smilee

            WHAT REASON???? You have no reason!!

        • pappy

          Even trickie dick nixon wanted healyh care reform
          the plan we got is almost identical to ons proposed bty republicans in 94 I think

          • JC

            It’s the Globalists that want us to have health care…or rather, they want control of our health care. They don’t care what color tie it wears.

          • Kinetic1

            So JC, why do the Globalists want control of our health care? I suppose the idea is that he who controls health care controls the people, right? On the other hand, those of us who believe in an American single payer plan have no desire to hand the reigns over to a foreign collective. We believe that, as with the oil industry, the medical and pharmaceutical industries have control of us now, and they are bleeding us dry. An American single payer system may be the most cost effective way to insure the health of the our people. We have no desire to control everyone, we would just like to see that all Americans, young and old, rich or poor have a chance to stay healthy. And should you be wealthy and want special treatment, I’m sure there will be a collection of very exclusive, cutting edge doctors willing to do what ever you can afford, not unlike private schools for education.

            France, England, Canada, etc. all have something of this nature. Not all work as well as they could, but outside of Fox news I have never heard or met anyone with a complaint. So far, each of these countries deals with their own medical care. Could they join together and create a world wide health care service? I suppose so. Might they just be waiting for America to get on board? Sure, anything is possible. But if we live out our lives in fear of what “they” might be planning, we’ll never do much of anything.

        • DeJay

          Smilie, you are in the same boat with Williams. My coment near the top applies to you too

      • J.Michael

        you mean like LBJ?

      • Lee

        The pretend “president” doesn’t care to hear the truth!

    • 45caliber

      Oblama only knows how to campaign. He depends upon his czars to actually govern the country instead of doing the job he is paid to do. And he didn’t get that job to be a dictator.

      • J.Michael

        you mean like all other presidents?

        • 45caliber

          At least most Presidents TRIED to be a President. Oblama prefers to be the king.

          • J.Michael

            yor confusing him with Bush.

          • JC

            There’s no confusion here. The kenyan is no president.
            And Bush is gone…get used to it.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          J.Michael,
          Can you say anything besides “you mean like all other presidents”? You made your point with the first one. LBJ and Nixon were both liars, so what? They’re both gone!!!!

          • Kinetic1

            Let’s face it, none of us like politicians. No President in my life time (JFK on) has ever been completely honest with us. Whether it is something from their past, their personal lives or how they intend to deal with any given problem, they have lied about something. We don’t expect our representatives to live up to their campaign promises.

            Maybe it’s not always intentional. I knew that, when Arnold Schwartzenegger promised to fix California’s budget he had no idea what he was walking into. Days after he was elected he confessed that it was far more than he expected. So maybe he wasn’t lying so much as being naive? Maybe a lot of what seem to be lies are just wishful thinking. I don’t believe Reagan wanted to grow government, or that Carter wanted to see us sink into a recession. Then again, it seems like the Bush administration was fully aware that they were lying to convince us to go to Iran. There were false claims about connections between Sadam and Osama, which they later denied ever suggesting, and then the reason for going to war changed several times. Clinton lied about Monica to keep his personal life quiet. Nixon “I am not a crook”
            Bush 1 “read my lips”, we’ve become used to it.

            So now everyone is shocked when President Obama responds to Rep. Boehner. What did you expect him to do? Boehner used a colorful image to attack the President, and Obama responded in kind. Had he simply explained why he thought Boehner was wrong he would have been ignored by the press. And so the game goes on. The politicians duke it out with sound bites, the media gives us what they think will get our attention, and we lose in the end.

    • Mary Daigle

      He is no president even with the title…he leads us down a road to destruction and we will never recover if he stays in power. He is not worth the salary her gets and is a disgrace to all Americans. The black people of this country deserved better representation when someone broke that racial barrier. A lot of them see that race is not the making of a man. We need a strong, honest, brave man to lead us out of this depression.

  • Dave Simmons

    Hi, If President Obama is so concrned about the “financial crisis” as he put it (or any other crisis he has instigated} . Why doesn’t he resign and solve all the poblems? Dave

    • Doc Sarvis

      So you want Joe Biden to run the country?

      • William

        Doc I dont see how it could be any worse,

      • grammybear

        At least he (Foot in Mouth Biden) is at least an AMERICAN !
        He is the only person I ever saw who could put both feet in his mouth at the same time & remain upright! LOL

      • rod56

        sorry but joe biden can’t take the place of OBAMA..once OBAMA is out old joe goes with him cause he has known of all the damge that this pig has and was gonna cause..same as the dumbocraps..

        • 45caliber

          He’s better than those who follow him; Pelousy and Shrillary.

          • http://naver samurai

            Please don’t mention the Hildebeast!

      • JC

        Well maybe Biden would at least run the country…into the ground…a little slower. Maybe Biden has an inkling of a conscience, I doubt it but maybe. Sure as hell he is at least an American and not a Kenyan Communist.
        But in reality, nothing good will happen until the two headed one party system is completely rebuilt to Constitutional Standards.
        What we have now is no different than the elections that were held in the Soviet Union where poeple supposedly got a chance to elect their dictator.

    • Smilee

      Instigated????????? They were on his plate when he took office and all honest people know that is true. Does the truth mean anything to you??????????????

      • 45caliber

        They were on his plate because that is supposed to be his job. Taking care of problems. No matter where you take over someone else’s job you will have problems waiting. No one starts fresh with no problems unless they are starting on the very bottom. And he hasn’t. In fact, he’s only made things worse.

        • JeffH

          45caliber, as my pappy always said, “excuses are for losers”! Some will spend their life making excuses, others will admit their mistakes and charge forward trying to create viable solutions. This “community organizer” has insulated himself with and surrounded himself with a bunch of losers and his viable solutions are to spend Amrica into 3rd world equality…when or if that is possible, you can bet he’ll not suffer along with his puppetiers. Otherwise, look for a stout length of hemp to eliminate the traitors for crimes against the USA.

          • Smilee

            He is not making excuses just stating the facts which you choose to ignore thus making you out of touch with reality

        • Smilee

          45

          Worse. job losses are improved over 1/2009, economy is improved, a ten year cleanup on his plate when he came in and he is only 1.5 years into cleaning up that mess and I suspect you know that and this is the reason conservatives call him the messiah so they can place miracle expectations on him and when as a human he cannot deliver their expectations they call him a failure along with every rotten name in the book. Sometimes I wish he was the messiah as then we could watch with joy all you conservatives bowing down to him, that would be funny!!!

          • BobNY

            Yes worse, he spend more in the last 18 months than Bush did in 8 years, doubled the deficit. Is bringing socialism to America as quick as possible. Socialism failed, his models (western europe) are trying to turn away from socialism because it doesn’t work.
            Don’t try to bring the ‘inherited problems’ up, that part is garbage. He ran for president, he wanted the job, the job comes with its ups and downs.
            So what is his comebacks? It’s Bush’s fault, or spin it so he seems not to look so bad. ‘He compared the financial crisis to an ant.’ which is untrue, he compared the ‘reform bill’ to a nuclear device-overcompensating for the problem.

          • del

            You are a complete and total Idiot Smilee! “Job losses have improved” Obviously you have not took into consideration that these newly found jobs were temporarily issued. Government induced I might add. Government employees are a liability not an asset. Another words they cost money. They don’t make money for the economy as a whole. Perhaps you can get over your ” I voted for a high yellow and I am not prejudice high horse and get a clue. Its people like you that would be filter out from voting if they had an I.Q test at the polls.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Smelly,
            You obviously haven’t been listening to the news the last few days! The experts are predicting a new downturn in the economy and even deeper unemployment. How is that better???

          • http://?? Joe H.

            As of this morning, 7/8/10 the report says 454,000 more jobs lost!! The bleeding off doesn’t stop!!!

    • J.Michael

      you mean the financial crisis Bush started. you mean the bailouts Bush started?

      • Robert

        If you guys would get it right, the financial crisis started back when Clinton decided to give mortage companies and banks the ability of lending monies to most of the people that did not qualify instead of turning them down for a new home. Most fo them were from south of the border and most of them made it as long as they could. The crisis is not coming to the boiling point and the head has blown off. Now since obama has been there he has taken this country to the brink of disaster. What is next for him other than to keep blaming Bush. Please folks, get it right when you add something here. Biden is like Pelosi and Reed, only saying things to hear his head rattle.

        • del

          AMEN Robert!!!!

      • JeffH

        Excuses, excuses, excuses…are for losers!

        • eddie47d

          Well then start doing something and fix the problem and stop making excuses. The Libertatians are stirring the pot against the Republicans and the Democrates hoping folks will come their way. The Republicans are in their own little world of do nothing hoping the whole system will collaspe so they can start over. Not too many rolling up their sleves for constructive work so there are lots of loosers to go around.

          • JeffH

            …back for some more abuse I see!

        • http://naver samurai

          I read what you said about you father said before and I agree with you. I told my 4 kids what my father told me: As adults we make decisions everyday. Some good, some bad, but we must hold ourselves 100% accountable for our actions. We must also be willing to accept any repercussions that come back on us because our our decisions. Obama bin Laden has never taken responsibility for anything. According to my father, this would make him immature, unreliable, irresponsible, undisciplined, etc., and not worthy to be a leader or call himself a man. I guess that this would apply to all these crazy libs on this site. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • Kinetic1

            samurai,
            I had little to say to you until I reached the end of your post. Sure, I could point out that, when asked Bush couldn’t think of any mistakes he had made after 9/11, but we could play that game all night. No, I could let your comments about the President slide, but then you decided to attack a group of us personally.

            Where do you get off calling us “immature, unreliable, irresponsible, undisciplined..” I can’t speak for every liberal on this site, but I don’t believe you know me. I don’t believe we have ever met or had any interaction that would give you enough knowledge about me to make such remarks. By the same token, I don’t have any cause to call you unreliable, but I would consider your remark irresponsible and a sign of immaturity.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Nonmoveable one,
            He stated that ODUMMER is irresponsible not any group!!!

  • Ken Chambers

    This is like a mugger getting mad because the victim fought back. This guy is unbelievable.

    • Ted Crawford

      Very well put, Ken!! That is exactly how I feel, like the victim of a violent and obscene mugging! I hate the “victim” feeling! I will take care of that on November 2, 2010 and November 6, 2012!!!

      • Mary Daigle

        I agree and I can’t wait to vote and I pray that people have their eyes opened. Race does not make a man but experience and age and some kind of service…I mean military should be required if we intend to fight wars forever…the English can teach us something in that department.

        • Norm

          Mary Daigle
          Who would you suggest madam Daigle – Napoleon?

        • Kinetic1

          How about we don’t fight wars forever? How about keeping our noses out of other countries affairs? Iraq was no threat and we all know that. As for the middle east, we have been meddling in their affairs since the Crusades. As soon as we found out there were riches to be had, in we go! Perhaps the terrorists would have attacked anyway, but their major objection to us is not how well we live, but that we insist on forcing our values on them. I don’t like the way the Saudis treat their women, but then I didn’t like the way the Christians treated the Jews, or the way the Mormon church treated blacks. Things change with time, and trying to force change hardly ever works.

          As for insisting that the President must have served, what would you say about John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, Grover Cleveland, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton. Were they all failures? Would the president also need to have fought to be qualified? Then we would have had to leave out James Madison, James Polk, Millard Filmore, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and that beloved hero, Ronald Reagan (who only fought in films).

          Being a soldier does not qualify you to lead the military anymore than taking a cruise makes you a qualified ships captain. Perhaps we would do better to remember the words of one President who served well and with honor:

          “…we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.”

          “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

          “Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Because this need is so sharp and apparent I confess that I lay down my official responsibilities in this field with a definite sense of disappointment. As one who has witnessed the horror and the lingering sadness of war — as one who knows that another war could utterly destroy this civilization which has been so slowly and painfully built over thousands of years — I wish I could say tonight that a lasting peace is in sight.

          Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

    • bp

      Ken; VERY well put. He’s just a THUG from Chicago, Hawaii, Indonesia, Kenya…..?!

    • Tim Layman

      John Boehner should go have another drink and shut up: that would be a step in the right direction for this country. Boehner is only good for two things: drinking and trouble making, typical neo-con.

      • JC

        I see. So you believe that our choices are neo-cons or progressives? Sound like we’re F*#@!d either way.
        How about we get behind the Tea party since they are non partisan Constitutionalists? Now there’s a novel idea.

        • 45caliber

          If those are the only two choices, I’ll do like I do on most elections; take the lesser of two evils. And the neo-cons are the lesser. Luckily, we don’t have to. We have some real cons running. The only problem is that the progressives are REALLY afraid of them.

          • Kinetic1

            45caliber,
            That’s what we’re afraid of, that they are “real cons.” We have been lead to believe that this new party or that new wing will be different, but it always seems to be a con job.

        • Claire

          JC–I have tried to ge involved with the Tea Party here in town but it is full of RINOS. Sorry, I can’t stomach these Republicans here in Illinois. To me, they are no better than the Democrats. They all lie!!

          • Claire

            “tried to get”

      • J.Michael

        don’t forget that tan. he’s just trying to keep up with that idiot michael steele.

        • JeffH

          J.Michael sounds remarkebly similar to fast eddie…never any facts but a lot of critisism…back it up with facts…mouth!

          • Airangel

            no kidding JeffH…such compelling points he and Smilee make! GONG!

          • JeffH

            When the only training they have to lean on is name calling and ridicule, the facts just don’t mean anything…

      • Airangel

        I like Boehner….a true American and the only one to tell the President to his face “YOU LIE”! I’ll take anyone with some backbone than the Liberal mush we currently have that are a threat to our National Security!

        • Kinetic1

          Airangel,
          That was Joe Wilson. John Boehner was “Hell no we cant!” and “The deep water drilling, maybe there’s reason there to pause until we know what happened, so we can make sure we can prevent it again. All the other drilling that’s gone on down there, this is … in more shallow water, there’s no reason for this moratorium.” Ooops, the moratorium is ONLY on deep water drilling, and he just said that was a GOOD idea! Backbone is good, but I’ll take someone with a grasp of the facts.

          • airangel

            I’m not sure if you’re advocating for shallow drilling? I think if we would have been allowed to drill in shallow water, this mess would not be an issue. I also think the 23 million acres in Alaska would have given us independence from Saudi and Middle East oil as only 2,000 acres were required. When my Dad worked on the Alaska pipeline, they were conscious of the Caribou and wildlife…every precaution taken and the Moose and Caribou actually adapted and walked right under the Pipeline so I personally feel is safer to drill on land and stay away from the oceans! The entire eco system is being destroyed…you can manage damage contol on land! Look at the Niger Delta and Amazon…more oil in those waters…killing their livelyhood and income earnings. When I see children playing in oil ponds it makes me sick!

      • Lee

        You are nothing but a fool!
        Would prefer calling you a traitor, but it doesn’t go far enough!

    • http://personalliberty.com Texican

      I, too, feel like the “victim” and I, too, will make that known in November. Well put!!!!

    • J.Michael

      you mean li the THUG from Texas?

      • JC

        Are you referring to a Wrestler or something?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        you mean like… you mean like… you mean like…..you mean like????? You mean like the broken record? YOU????

  • J from NY

    Some of our fellow Conservatives and Republicans should take a lesson from Obama and stick to the point you want to make and don’t embellish with catchy words or phrases. Those will always be taken out of context and the original thought will be lost.
    Like the great Ronald Reagan … just communicate.

    • bp

      JfromNY: Are you a graduate of government schools, J? This is called an ANALOGY, a type of comparison, J! The emphasis was on the overkill, not the ant. BHO is a cantankerous child. We can thank the MSM for that; they failed to vet him properly and now he thinks he’s entitled to have no opposition or disagreement of any sort!! He really thinks he’s king.

      • 45caliber

        And like most kings, their sole goal is to remain in power until death and then turn everything over to their heirs. I’m still waiting for that shoe to fall.

      • J from NY

        I know what the intent was, but that doesn’t matter.. it’s the drive by media that will always pick out what they want.. Where is the great communicator who can just say something clearly and directly, so it cannot be twisted? IS Ann Coulter the only one who really says what is on our minds? Will this election be ours to lose?

    • pappy

      The “great ronald reagan?
      which one would that be
      the iran contra raygun
      or the 2 billion dollar debt raygun
      or the raise taxes on the working class 8 straight years raygun
      or the 11 per cent unemployment raygun
      or the waste millions on star wars raygun
      or the trickle down scam raygun
      Hardly great

      • Smilee

        Pappy

        Did you see the last poll ranking the best of the 44 presidents in which Obama placed no. 15 three ahead of Reagan who I believe placed 18, I think GW Bush was number 39, seems that Obama is doing a better job than Reagan and he is only a year and a half into the job, quite outstanding wouldn’t you say!!

        _____
        THE ARTICLE:

        A group of presidential scholars has ranked President Obama as the 15th best U.S. president of all time, a new survey shows, while his predecessor, President George W. Bush, is relegated to the bottom five.

        Mr. Obama also has an advantage in the rankings over President Ronald Reagan, who came in 18th, but President Bill Clinton beats them both in 13th place.

        The Siena College Research Institute’s Survey of U.S. Presidents, which has been conducted five times since 1982, asked 238 presidential scholars to rank the 43 U.S. presidents on a number of characteristics.

        The presidents were given rankings for six personal attributes (background, imagination, integrity, intelligence, luck and willingness to take risks), five forms of ability (compromising, executive, leadership, communication and overall), and eight areas of accomplishment (economic, other domestic affairs, working with Congress, party leadership, Supreme Court appointments, executive branch appointments, avoiding mistakes and foreign policy).

        President Franklin D. Roosevelt was ranked the best president ever, followed by Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

        While he has only been in office a year and a half, Mr. Obama was rated highly in areas such as imagination, communication and intelligence.

        By comparison, Mr. Bush was ranked 23rd when the survey was conducted in 2002, after his first year in office. This year, Mr. Bush was ranked 39th after receiving poor ratings in communication, foreign policy, intelligence, the economy and his ability to compromise. Mr. Bush’s best ranking came in the category of “luck,” for which he was rated the 18th best president.

        The four presidents who were ranked more poorly than Mr. Bush were Andrew Johnson, James Buchanan, Warren G. Harding, and Franklin Pierce.

        • 45caliber

          All polls are hired to confirm the data you want them to find. In other words, polls are a waste of time.

          • Norm

            45caliber
            They are a waste of time when they don’t agree with your radical viewpoint.

        • Rob Alexander

          “A group of presidential scholars”…

          I got that far and the rest was a foregone conclusion. These idiots ALWAYS favor the ones who advanced socialism and centralized authority the most.

          Career scholars are the bane of freedom.

      • JC

        Bourbon for breakfast again?
        You should cut down, apparently you’re seeing rayguns everywhere.

  • Walter

    Mr. ‘o’ like most bullies is very thin-skinned [a trait quite possibly acquired from some of his mentors]. Unfortunately today’s professional politicians [elected and appointed officials with little or no actual work experience in the real world] have had so much unchecked power for such a long period of time that they see any logical examination of their attempts to force new laws [when they are unwilling to enforce existing laws equally on all criminals (regardless of their financial support)] on the average legal taxpaying American citizen. Vote them out, insist on term-limits, and enact [and enforce] a fair and equitable system of taxation.

    • 45caliber

      I agree that most of these professional politicians have never held a real job and have no idea (or concern) of how it might harm someone. But I disagree with you about them wanting to retain power. At present it seems as if they are falling all over themselves trying to give it all to Oblama. Oblama is supposed to enforce the laws that Congress makes but it seems as if they are determined to let him be the one to make the laws too.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Walter,
      You could be very right. Maybe we shouldn’t make him mad or he might take example from his tutor from his youth and blow up a few police stations!!!

      • Smilee

        You never lack for something stupid to say do you??????????

        • http://?? Joe H.

          smelly,
          Hey what can I say/ I’m trying to keep up with you!! It ain’t easy I tell you!!! you are the king of stupid!!!

  • FreedomFighter

    Current bill:

    Does nothing to help the environment, does nothing to help the American people, does nothing for energy independance.

    The current bill will make many of the Progressive/Marxist liberals very rich at the expense of the American public.

    Until viable cost effective alternative fuels and power generation systems come to maturity this bill will cripple the United States internally, diminish our standing on the global stage and subject the American public to what amounts to goverment imposed theft.

    IMHO if any real, effective, clean, cost point effective fuel and power generation methods existed some American somewhere would be shouting at the top of his/her lungs—

    Here it is baby buy it from me…

    until then Drill DRILL DRILL! and build a few nuke plants.

    FF

    • Dan Burke

      “IMHO if any real, effective, clean, cost point effective fuel and power generation methods existed some American somewhere would be shouting at the top of his/her lungs—”

      Shouting? No. They wouldn’t have to. If it was really was effective, clean, and cost point effective fuel and power generation methods, then there would be demand and a line for it. No shouting required. Now, I do admit that a fuel alternative does have an inherit cost barrier it has to overcome that gasoline/diesel does not and that would be the distribution network to support it. We have gas stations stretching from coast to coast, but no so alternative fueling.

      • 45caliber

        That’s due to the fact that the government can’t figure out who to tax alternate fuels without taxing the homeowner on the fuel he/she needs for their life. And if they tried to tax that there would likely be a taxpayer revolt. However, I do believe that this bill is designed to both tax ALL energy and to insure that some of them get very rich.

    • 45caliber

      The cap and trade bill, for those of you without any knowledge, is designed to place a “Cap” on all CO2 emissions. This “cap” would then be partialed out to all people and businesses. If a business wants to expand, it must “trade” something to buy carbon sets for the expansion.

      The REAL problem is that Barney Frank has “patented” an idea to sell the carbon sets. The trouble is that he plans to sell the rights to carbon that the individual (YOU AND I) are supposed to own. His idea states that when you take out a mortgage on a house, your share of the carbon then belongs to whomever owns the mortgage. Therefore, Fannie and Freddie own them and he can sell them. So the more you try to conserve, the more he can sell to make himself money. He would get a fee for managing the sale and an additional fee for the “patent” on the idea. And all he is doing is selling something he does NOT own – you do. And of course the other Democrats like the idea since they are certain that he will make enough billions off this to be able to provide them with all the millions they need to buy their office each election.

      • Normal Guy

        What a load. Care to prove it microCaliber?

        • 45caliber

          Norm:

          Look it up. It’s on the web. He and a couple of others have “patented” his idea. I really didn’t know you could patent things like this. Odd.

          • Normal Guy

            MicroCaliber = Microbrain

            It’s on the interweb, it must be true. Like I said what a load, prove it if you can. I am not going to waste my time chasing down your lame statements. Just so you know you can’t patent ideas.

            Love all you right wing idiots who partrot right wing garbage and then challenge people to ‘look it up”. If you state it back it up or don’t quote it. You might just find out how ignorant your viewpoint is.

  • Keevin

    Wow! It is hard for me to believe the responses. It makes me feel that we should go back to Bush/Cheney with wars and tax cuts for the haves. After all, the only people who care about the unemployed ARE the unemployed.

    • slickporsche

      Can you tell me who creates jobs?? Bet you cannot tell me. I’m waiting

      • Norm

        slickporsche
        It’s sure not the multi-billion dollar corporations that are shipping jobs out of the country.
        Take a walk through the great industrial states and look at the rotting buildings and tell me you respect the “captains of industry” and their money grubbing accountants.

    • JC

      No we don’t have to go back to the Bush anything. We have to go back to the Constitution. You take care of you, I’ll take care of me, and by doing so we help each other. The government secures our borders and our freedoms and leaves the economy the hell alone. Get it?
      No Welfare! No welfare dependents…get it yet?

      • pappy

        The most welfare is spent on corporations
        STOP CORPORATE WELFARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • JC

          yep! Corporate welfare, cronyism, mercantilism, lobbying…
          it all needs to stop.

        • Smilee

          BULLY

      • http://personalliberty.com Texican

        Agreed! Back to the constitution! As far as the welfare goes, I want to know why it isn’t being addressed instead of making social security and medicare the “entitlement” programs to be cut. Folks have paid into both of those——not so for welfare checks and food stamps! I would also like to demand drug testing before distribution of welfare checks.

      • Normal Guy

        Hown about roads? how about the courts? Fire departments? are we going to have a currency or just barter? How about public saftey, airline FCC stuff? Let’s just leave it all to the military? Maybe just forget it all and trust that God will show us the way.

        You simpletons don’t have a clue. Go join the anarchists that advocate no governments at the G20 etc. wear black and smash windows after all the global conspiracy is out to get us all.

        What a joke.

        • Kinetic1

          Normal Guy,
          You have a point with roads, courts, Fire departments, etc. and it’s a good jumping off point for discussion, until you go on the attack.

          Maybe we have lost our way in some areas. Maybe welfare is too easy to come by. I can name at least one person in my life who is receiving welfare she does not deserve, but the case worker failed to check up on her claims. If even 10% of the people in the US can make that claim, then this is a problem. I don’t want to see people dying for want of food and shelter, but maybe there are some better ideas.

    • TIME

      Kee Vin, Perhaps you should explain to us all just how Barry Soetoro has created jobs?
      Then after that explain who pays for any jobs he has created?

      Then after that explain how Barry Soetoro has cut spending?
      Or How about how he has expanded anything other than falling deeper into debt?
      Oh and while your at it as you like the B&C so much explain what would you think if they were to double that Debt in ten years with no possible way of every paying it off, just like Barry Soetoro is doing now.

      Thanks, now we all await your briliance.

      • JC

        Don’t hold your breath TIME. Chances are pretty good Keevin is one of those touchy / feely / hopey / changey / emotionally run “yes we can” social engineering progressives who is sitting staring at his monitor stunned at the your audacity to make sense and ask relevant questions when all he wants us to do is “care”.
        And he’ll never understand what it means to care about America.

      • Smilee

        time

        As usual your barking up the wrong tree!!!!

        • TIME

          Why is that smelly, to much for you to answer a simple question that has only one answer.
          That Barry Soetoro is a complete and total Fraud, and so to are 82% of the democrats in congress now.

          Yes, there are 18% that vote No on all the progressive’s crap as that small amount of “real Democrats” who still believe in the American way of life.
          As in they can’t be bought off by the gang of thugs you so embrace.

          So smelly when are you going to grow up?
          How’s mommies basement working out for ya?
          Still living at home with mommie at what age 25 -30 – 40?
          Just one more of the guys whos never left home, never able to hold a job, just sits around all day and plays pocket pool.

          • Smilee

            Mommmies been dead for 18 years, I worked for 45 years before retirement and 40 1/2 years for one company , funny how when I stick the truth in your face you can only respond which below the belt attacks because you cannot admit how big a impostor you are and incapable of recognizing the truth when it is stuck in your face.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            smellie,
            And you prove this ,how???? you’re right Time, mommies basement!!!!

          • Smilee

            Joey

            It would be pointless to try to prove anything to someone as immature as you, your childish posts should only be responded to by children and I will leave it to them. Hope you will be in touch with reality when you grow up!!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Smelly,
            Watch it son or I’ll tell your daddy to whip your butt like he should have long ago!!!

          • Smilee

            Joe H. says:
            July 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm

            Smelly,
            Watch it son or I’ll tell your daddy to whip your butt like he should have long ago!!!

            __________________________

            joey. go ahead tell him, you will have to dig him up first!!!!!!!

    • http://officesupportservicesyorktown.com/Home_Page.html Mary Steele Yorktown VA

      We don’t the Bush/Cheney failures either. If Obama followed through on the most important jobs promise to “hold illegal employers accountable” we would not have massive unemployment, nor would we as Obama admitted, be paying the bill for illegals going to the ER!

      The E-Verify fixes are simple but VERY effective, but they don’t want to do it because they will not get their majority Latino votes to keep them in office, so they continue to throw our unemployed and everybody else under the bus!!

      1-Add the remaining photos to E-Verify, with technology today that could happen in short-order!!
      2-Mandate employment verification for all jobs started after the I-9 implementation and strongly enforce the maximum mandatory jail time and fines for not having their Confirmation, that goes for the employers and illegals!! It takes less than 3 minutes to type in and get a response, so giving a generous 60 days to comply is not too much to ask considering they will have more customers once our unemployed gets more money!
      3-Go after DHS for erroneous firings because they didn’t change legal workers records in a timely manner!

    • 45caliber

      Tell me, which makes more sence to you? Spend a finite amount of money to give the unemployed something to spend, or spend the same amount to increase the number of jobs available so they can go back to work and stay that way?

      Of course, those on welfare don’t count since they have no intention going to work even if you offer them a job as a mattress tester in a bed factory. They aren’t unemployed; they are unemployable.

  • Marilyn

    Here you go on data that has seldom been heard:

    “…even though President Obama is against off shore drilling for our country, he signed an executive order to loan 2 Billion of our taxpayers dollars to a Brazilian Oil Exploration Company (which is the 8th largest company in the entire world) to drill for oil off the coast of Brazil ! The oil that comes from this operation is for the sole purpose and use of China and NOT THE USA ! Now here’s the real clincher…the Chinese government is under contract to purchase all the oil that this oil field will produce, which is hundreds of millions of barrels of oil”..

    We have absolutely no gain from this transaction whatsoever!

    Wait, it gets more interesting.

    Guess who is the largest individual stockholder of this Brazilian Oil Company and who would benefit most from this? It is American BILLIONAIRE, George Soros, who was one of President Obama’s most generous financial supporter during his campaign.

    I have little respect for a leader who uses his power to spend our money in this manner.

    • bp

      Marilyn; Sounds like impeachable “abuse of power” to me.

    • Smilee

      Marilyn

      Your story has been proven totally false by several reputable fact checkers and is nothing more than far right wing propaganda which is never true. Just the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth please!!!!!!!

      • http://personalliberty.com Texican

        Please respond with a list of these “reputable fact checkers” and where I can find the written report with this stated conclusion.

        • Smilee

          factcheck.org , they also give you all the sources of their supporting info, google for the rest, I do not have the other urls handy

      • JeffH

        Now Smilee, your banter is just that banter…provide the “facts” then come back and dispute…but that won’t happen will it? Kind of like the “reliable source” that can’t be named isn’t it?

        • Smilee

          factcheck.org if you are really interested in the truth, they also give you all the sources of their supporting info

      • Bflobill

        Even though I hate admitting it, you are right, Smilee, Factcheck.org lists it as being a bogus claim just as you stated.

        …This claim stems from a “preliminary committment” made back on April 14 by the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The bank intends to loan up to $2 billion to finance exports to the Brazilian oil company Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., known as Petrobras, over the next several years.

        The e-mail is false on two counts.

        * The message falsely says the decision was due to an “executive order” by the president. No presidential order was required……

        full details at http://www.factcheck.org/2009/09/bogus-brazilian-oil-claims/

        There’s plenty to criticize in the Obama regime without resorting to ginned up falsehoods.

  • Hannibal Smith

    LOOK, HUSSEIN IS JUST A PIP WHO CANNOT ADMIT TO HIS NOW LARGE FAILURES.. HE SHOULD RESIGN ; SURE BIDEN WOULD HAVE TO FILL IN HOWEVER THERE ARE A PLETHORA OF ADVISORS THAT ARE LEADING HUSSEINS MOVES.. I HOPE YOU DON’T BELEIVE HE’S BEEN DOING THIS SOLO.. BIDEN IS JUST ANOTHER ROBOT THEY COULD ADVISE UNTIL THE ELECTION IN 11/12.. AND BY THE WAY WHILE WE’RE ON THE TOPIC, HUSSEIN IS CERTAINLY FOREIGN BORN.. THE HIGH COURTS NEVER PUT THE PROPER CHECK ON THAT DUE TO THEM BEING TOO LIBERAL AS WELL.. HE’S IN THE SAME BOAT AS THOSE ILLEGAL MEXICANS ENTERING AZ.. HUSSEIN HAS FAILED TO PRODUCE A BONAFIDE BIRTH CERTIFICATE BECAUSE HE CANNOT.. THAT’S WHY HE’S AGAINST JAN BREWER & HER LAW[S] ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ENTERING AZ..

    • http://aol John Stevenson

      Hannabal,
      I agree with you one hundred percent. This muslim has got to go. This is America not Saudi arabia. Joe Biden is just the court jester.

    • pappy

      Bull his birth certificate has been proven valid
      see factcheck .org

      • Smilee

        Pappy

        The courts in many cases in lawsuits over this have found no merit in any of these lawsuits and in one case the judge even fined the plaintiffs attorney $20,000.00 for filing a fallacious law suit All have been dismissed and held up. No traction on this lie but many are to stupid to give it up and have no respect what so ever for the truth

        • http://?? Joe H.

          the case against the New Black Panthers who were waiting outside a precinct intimidating voters with billy clubs was dropped as well but that doesn’t mean there was no merit to it!!!

          • Smilee

            Oh joey your so dumb, this was not a court ruling!!!!!

      • JC

        And his passport? The one he was flying aroun on in the 1980′s?
        Which country’s passport was that? And his mother was 18 at the time of his birth (in Kenya) and she had to be 19 to defer citizenship.
        And a certificate of live birth can be obtained in Hawaii by japanese tourists who happen to have a baby there. It isn’t proof of citizenship. And how about that barry Soetoro guy? the one who looks exctly like the kenyan? Why was he getting foreign student funding?
        And why does the kenyan have a social security number (his second one) from a state in which he has never lived?

        Oh there’s just so many questions around this guy…

        • Smilee

          All far right wing propaganda that never tells the truth, bit I doubt you are interested in the truth because you can find it if you really want to!!

      • coal miner

        Pappy,

        You are right,Obama was born in Hawaii.
        http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html · Cached page

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Hey coaldugger,
          That isn’t a birth certificate. Read at the top. It says certificate of live birth. Those were issued to Japanese and other tourists that had kids hours before entering Hawaii!!!

          • Smilee

            Same thing dummy as the state of Hawaii has verified, the proof is there, the fact you are not smart enough to understand that does not in any way distract from this truth

          • Rob Alexander

            Yes, it would be a simple matter to show a real birth certificate with a hospital name and attending physician’s name and signature… If one existed. This would instantly shut everyone up and end the argument.

            But the Obama regime chooses to spend millions to avoid this instead.

            And in spite of this, thousands of “useful idiots” rise up to defend him anyway… Crazy…

          • Smilee

            Rob Alexander says:
            July 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm

            robby, robby your are no lacking in knowledge all your statements are totally inaccurate so the truth must be of no concern of yours, this has been proven, he was born in Hawaii the fact you will not accept the facts in no way make your statements valid, grow up!!! We defend the truth not Obama, the truth is important to some of us

  • Norm

    John Boehner is an ass.
    Calling the worse fnancial crisis since the great depression an ant shows a lack of understanding, compassion to those affected, and typical partisian spin.
    John is once again showing the spirit of the party of “no” and continuing the twisted logic of the neocons.
    John do the country a favor and resign. You are an insult to the people who elected you.

    • marilyn

      Right On Norm…I am from OHIO, and you would think he was
      from a Southern state or disowns his own state of OHIO. He is
      always in the news, has an attitude problem and loves the limelight
      of being in front of the camera..He of all people has never done anything for OHIO..He is so far to one side that he has dropped off of the map! Between him and Vonvich we have not had any one
      to speak for us common folks…And that is to bad because OHIO
      is a very deverse state, and use to have a lot of middle class..
      And that too is gone..Following John Boehner is like following
      Pied Piper into the river of no return because he never makes sense of what he is talking about!

      • bp

        marilyn; Are you the same marilyn who shared the Brazil oil drilling news? So, you don’t support BHO or John Boehner? Me, I’m glad your Senator has the courage to speak up.

      • http://personalliberty.com Texican

        I don’t know why you’d think Boehner was from a “southern state”. We don’t have anybody standing up for the common man either! I don’t think there is ANYONE in Washington that can make those folks behave.

      • Claire

        marilyn: Hooray for you!! You tell it like it is!! I am in agreement with you 100%. Boehner is a nothing. I have numerous friends in Ohio and they feel the same way as you do. They can’t stand him.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Claire,
          I live in Ohio and I can tell you I like him a whole lot better than Odummer!!!

          • Claire

            JoeH–Personally, I never cared for Boehner from day one. This is MY OWN opinion–there is just something about Boehner that I can’t quite trust. He just doesn’t come across as being sincere. Sorry.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            claire,
            And Odummer is better?!?!?!?!

          • Claire

            JoeH–You know better than that. You know how I feel about Obama and this current administration. I never implied that Obama was better than Boehner. Geez, they are both useless.

    • Mutantone

      The analogy was that the current administration is using a nuclear devices to handle ants in the real world that means that the administration is using to much to attack a problem, albeit a large one. The administration is going over board to make an effort to solve a problem that requires simple actions not the complex laws that they are trying to force down our throats, that will make the effort more complex and harder to solve and place us all further in debit as a nation.

      • JC

        What they’re really doing is just another government expanding power grab. Boehner’s words have been misunderstood or appropriately twisted to suit the marxists…but he has the right idea.

        • Norm

          The only thing Boehner did, that made any sense, was to criticize Joe Barton, the BP plant in the Congress.
          Now that tar balls are landing in Texas I wonder if Barton is still apologetic.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            AbNorm,
            Even Texas says the chance that the tar balls that washed up on their beach came all the way from the BP well are slight!!! More likely is the chance that it came from the hull of some ship that came through the area then the Texas area of the gulf!!

      • Smilee

        Yours is the conclusion of most simple closed minded people

      • 45caliber

        How can you use a ‘crisis’ to get anything done if there is no crisis??

        The idea is to keep the crisis – whatever it might be – going to convince everyone that the only solution is to accept whatever is offered, no matter how badly designed it is.

        That is why people are forced into accepting police states.

    • marilyn

      You are so right Norm. John Bohner as far as I am concerned does not speak for OHIOans….He is the Pied Piper who would lead us all down the River of no Return if he had his way….OHIO use to be a great middle class state to work in, factories and industry all over the state and we welcomed folks from other states here to work.
      Vonivich and Bohner has never spoke for me or most of my friends here in OHIO…They are to busy medling in how to give it all to their
      rich friends and running from one election to another….

      • Claire

        marilyn—I believe my friends, and I agree with you. Boehner is not a sincere person. He is shallow and I wouldn’t trust him to take care of my dogs, let alone America.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        marilyn,
        I’m from the area east of Cleveland. The mills here went out of business because they priced themselves out of the market and they were not productive enough. they were ancient carcases that produced a good product, but not at the pace needed to remain competative. We have a new mill here that is run by the Japs and it IS competative and the wages are at a level that the employees can live a good life yet the company doesn’t have to price its product above the competition!!

    • bp

      Norm; Gee, with your analytical skills, maybe you should run! The emphasis was not on the ant, but on the overkill, ummm, government interference. No, John Boehner is a true servant of the people and should NOT resign.

      • 45caliber

        Hey, the nuke will certainly take out the ant, won’t it? Just as easily as stepping on it would work. The real benefit of the nuke is that it can be used to take out a lot of other problems too – such as all the dissenters who don’t like your ideas. I’m just waiting for Oblama to do just that. Wait until they have a march on Washington. Just pray the march doesn’t go through your city. You might find yourself in the blast radius.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        bp,
        PULLEEEASSSE! Things are screwed up enough without that!!!

  • http://campanellaacoustics.com/ange/index.htm Angelo Campanella

    Biden: A bit of a bumbler, but much more honest that BO.

    Boehner: I wrote and told him to get a lot more aggressive… “in-you-face”… looks like he’s doing it and it’s working. Get a narcissist mad and he’ll make mistakes… and this calls the country’s attention to his weaknesses and that’s good. Boehner needs to continue harassing BO who needs to be exposed for the blaggard that he really is. The sensible thing for BO to do is to hold his tongue, but we are beyond that now. Keep chipping away at his foundation… for the betterment of the country. Biden will be a hoot as POTUS.

  • http://campanellaacoustics.com/ange/index.htm Angelo Campanella

    Biden: A bit of a bumbler, but much more honest that BO.

    Boehner: I wrote and told him to get a lot more aggressive… “in-you-face”… looks like he’s doing it and it’s working. Get a narcissist mad and he’ll make mistakes… and this calls the country’s attention to his weaknesses and that’s good. Boehner needs to continue harassing BO who needs to be exposed for the blaggard that he really is. The sensible thing for BO to do is to hold his tongue, but we are beyond that now. Keep chipping away at BO’s foundation… for the betterment of the country. Biden will be a hoot as POTUS.

  • http://aol John Stevenson

    Look obama knows exactly what he is doing. If the American people will open their eyes they would see what he is doing.
    This fool is intentionally destroying this country. If the rest of Americans don’t wake up we will all go to hell. He is catering to the muslims and that is because he is a muslim, and he continues to lie about that! John Boehner is exactly right on the issues and obama will continue to point fingers at Bush. Take responsibility for your ententional mistakes. The White House is like a half way house for these criminals. You go John.

    • Smilee

      This post coming from a blind man is the only thing that makes it impressive

      • http://?? Joe H.

        smellee,
        And you are just like the scarecrow….NO BRAIN!!!

        • Smilee

          Joey

          Coming from a person who is famous for his lack of a brain you post is so funny!! ROTFL

  • s c

    Is Herr Obummer talking about the same 8 million jobs that Motormouth Biden says will NEVER re-materialize? Maybe they should get together and compare notes before one sticks his big foot in the other’s mouth.
    What this half-assed legislation will do is guarantee that this porker government gets stronger, our rights fade away, and the nutzoid twins in the White House can count on more easy votes that mount up as long as our borders are left open.
    Besides, as long as the ‘oppositon’ doesn’t have the votes to counter Herr Obummer’s continuing insanity, that airhead can do almost anything he wants (social justice at ANY cost – even at the cost of the entire nation). He is so very TRANSPARENT, isn’t he?

  • bob pa

    you know that in 1918 we had a bad recession and cooledge was president and he had the perfect solution. when all the business people screamed they had to do something the said they messed up they deserve it. 9 months later we were out of the recession and the economy was going great. when the government gets into business then you get bad things. we have very bad things from this literate idiot. he thinks he knows everything and he knows only to campaign. the only thing he should is resign and take biden, pelosi, and boxer with him.

    • JC

      That’s exactly right Bob, whenever the government gets involved to fix things, (that they created) what they are really doing is giving themselves more power and weakening We The People.

  • bob pa

    by the way fdr compounded the depression with his programs. it took ww2 to get us out of the depression. government is generally the cause of depressions. reagan lowered taxes on business and we recovered from carters diaster. so obama is raising all the taxes he can and spending like a drunking sailor. his actions is what will destroy this formerly greatest country in the world. you voted for change and you are getting it in rear. just wanted to inform you of your wish which does not solve anything. good strong knowledgeable leadership solves problems not speaches of nonsense. enjoy the end.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Speaking of Boehner and Obama, I found another good artice on CNSnews (As Obama Calls Out Republicans on Campaign Trail, Republican Leader Blasts President’s ‘Childish Partisanship’- Thursday, July 01, 2010)….John Boehner has it right: “….President’s ‘Childish Partisanship’. By no everyone should know the childish Obama way – whining, and blaming Bush and Republicans for all our woes. And we should also know the truth. BHO did inherit what was a normal cyclical economic downturn. But BHO turned it into a disaster. Bush’s largest deficit came after the democraps won back Congress. But BHO nearly quadrupled that deficit!! Based on what I heard the Great One say, I think we should replace the ‘Blame Game’ with a ‘Memory Game’. Remember back in the early 1980s, who gave us the worst recession since the Great Depression? (Jimmy Carter!!) And remember who got us out of that recession? (Ronald Reagan!!) Today, who’s given us the worst economy since Carter? And ———– will get us out of what may become even worse than Carter’s recession. Now, we just need to fill in the blank with a Reagan-like conservative. Likewise with all of Congress!!!!

    An don the same site, I also read what has to be the most ridiculous contradictory speech we’ve heard yet from the ‘Teleprompter-in Chief’. He talks about protecting our economy from ‘recklessness and irresponsibility’. But who’s irresponsible? Republicans are not the ones who’ve nearly quadrupled Bush’s largest budget deficit!! With the exception of 3 RINOs in the Senate, all Republicans opposed that wasteful $787 billion failed stimulus/porkulus bill 16 months ago which only made the economy worse. As for the Democraps’ and GOP’s theories, YES, “….we know where they led us”!! BHO and his democraps are emulating Jimmy Carter (and getting even worse!!). We know Carter’s policies gave us double digit unemployment, inflation and interest rates. But Reaganomics, when fully implemented, got us out of Carter’s economic pit!! As for Wall Street’s mistakes, what’s even worse is that all taxpayers will soon be “on the hook” for the disastrous Marxist policies and follies of BHO and his democraps!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!

    • Kinetic1

      Reaganomics also gave us a deficit that reached record highs. I know that the conservatives told us it was unimportant back then, but now the perils of a high deficit is all we hear about. So what will Reganomics do but make it worse?

  • JS in WA

    It seems no matter what Obama does, even if you might happen to agreed with him, you’d disagree with him anyway no matter what. Instead of complaining about everything Obama does, what are your solutions. What are you doing to make a change in America?

    • JC

      We’re going to start by voting out the trash in November and send a very loud, very clear message that all this interference in our lives is going to stop.
      We’re going to return to more Constitutional ways and I pray we do it peacefully.
      We’re going to return America to an industrious and productive nation by “buying American”.
      We’re going to take a more active role in vetting our candidates so as not end up with a foreign communist in the White house again.
      We’re going to demand that our government stop interfering in the affairs of foreign nations and avoid the “blowback effect” (as the CIA calls it) from other nations who don’t appreciate us installing dictatorships friendly to US interests…

      Oh boy, I’m just getting warmed up here…

      • pappy

        And who are you gonna put in some right wing religous fanatic

        • JC

          Nope, an American with Constitutional values.
          That rules you out.

          • Claire

            JC–Tell me some names. No politician comes to my mind that has true Constitutional values. Left Wing or Right Wing–I’m not coming up with any. As I said, My husband has been doing research like crazy–and so far (he is not done yet) there isn’t any of them that I will vote for.

          • Airangel

            Claire, you didn’t have a “reply” button so this response is under JC…Has your husband checked Paul Ryan of WI? Just curious on thoughts about him…thanks! :)

          • JeffH

            Airangel, I really think Paul Ryan is another good guy…keep an eye on him.

          • Claire

            Airangel–I asked my husband, he hasn’t gotten to Ryan yet. But he said he would get to him as soon as he can. I have gobs and gobs of relatives in Wisconsin. I will check with them also.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Claire,
            Stop depending on friends and relatives, do your own research check out voting records. Check out why certain people voted against what. Was there a lot of pork? Who sponsored the pork? Do your own research!!!!

          • Claire

            Joe H–My husband is checking things out, he has been researching for weeks now. I have great faith in several aunts and uncles there in Wisconsin. It certainly won’t hurt for me to find out what they think. They ar well tuned in to the policial scene.

    • bp

      JSinWA; What are your solutions?! You must identify the problem first.

    • http://officesupportservicesyorktown.com/Home_Page.html Mary Steele Yorktown VA

      I’m trying to get Obama and the Democratic majority to get back 7 million much-needed jobs from illegals by strongly enforcing our immigration laws that actually cost the government little to nothing compared what it saves due to massive unemployment, their home loss and the trickle down effects, as well as Obama’s admission in January that “illegals go to the ER and we pay for it”!

      He has been in office long enough to have already kept the promise to “hold illegals employers accountable”, but no, on top of massive unemployment and illegals going to the ER and we pay for it, he postponed 4 times, measures to make sure that some of the stimulus jobs we to legal workers, he finally mandated it after he ran out of excuses! On top of massive unemployment and the struggles our unemployed, families and states are going through, he and the majority of Democrats want to give 11-20 Million illegals amnesty, that is completely irresponsible!! We do not have enough jobs for the legal immigrants and citizens here, what are they and others suppose to do for work and supporting their family, they can’t, so they remain a burden on taxpayers and will get even worse when they bring their relatives here under chain migration laws. There will nothing left by then and you will be lucky to just survive like those in third world countries!

      • pappy

        You ought to focus on where the real money goes
        tax breaks for billion dollar corporations,many who pay no taxes at all
        trickle down is a scam on the working class it has never worked and never will
        is really trickle up
        SOCILAIZE THE LOSSES PRIVATIZE THE PROFITS
        STOP CORPORATE WELFARE

        • blamesomeoneelse

          Yes all our problems are because of all business is evil and they only want money! But not our wonderful government who just want us to be well taken care of meet all our needs so we don’t have to have evil croperations around this country anymore. Another 4 years for Obama and we will be set, take the money from the rich and give it to the poor who take such good care of finances. If it wasnt for evil businesses the poor would be wealthy and all our problems would be solved. ???? Who is it that create jobs? oh yea it is government…

          • Smilee

            blamesomeoneelse

            You mean so many of those underpaid jobs they created that leaves their workers eligible for earned income credits and other welfare programs thus subsidizing many peoples wages and benefits for these companies and if they paid a living wages as they once did then there was no need for earned income credits etc. All this in addition to the direct welfare they get which is referred to as corporate welfare. Many big corporations today are very evil they lobbied for this type of welfare programs so they could cut their wage and benefit packages and it is people like you that defend them thus perpetuating this abuse of theirs.

          • blamesomeoneelse

            Smilee
            Thanks for your responce. It is nice to know someone that checks and rechecks everything he has to say that is proven true. You did check what you are saying? right! The corperations created the laws that give them handouts so they become rich and there workers don’t even make enough money to be above the poverty line. Do you have a business and get all your money from the government? With all these millions of people working in this country if they have a job they are underpaid, wow! The only ones with money are the owners of business. I work for a business and I earn more than minimum wage, is there anyone else? I guess not right smilee. I know at one time to start a business and become rich was an american dream, now it is evil and we need the government to send us a check every week. That is honest and honorable to be dependant on the government. I am wrong, I need to quit my job and help this country to greatness! Lets make a law that no business can exit in this country and we will do away with everything that is evil.

          • JC

            smilee…you don’t see the hand of government all over this?
            The minimum wage is a ceiling, not a floor.
            Remove government from the free market and you get natural balance. Corporations will have to pay whatever the market demands for labor.

          • Smilee

            blamesomeoneelse says:
            July 6, 2010 at 11:35 am

            I made in wages triple the minimum wage, not all are underpaid but more and more now are. 50% of workers now pay no income tax and that is because they do not make enough so they have to and many of them get a large earned income credit because of low wages and some can get other welfare benefits such as child care, food stamps, medical etc. You can make much more than minimum wage and still qualify for these benefits and I do check out what I say and know what I’m talking about

          • Smilee

            JC says:
            July 6, 2010 at 11:38 am

            smilee…you don’t see the hand of government all over this?
            The minimum wage is a ceiling, not a floor.
            Remove government from the free market and you get natural balance. Corporations will have to pay whatever the market demands for labor.

            __________

            jc

            The ceiling is higher than the floor, minimum wage is the floor and you can make a lot more than minimum wage and still get earned income credit and other welfare because of low wages, there is no demand on employers to pay less than living wage but they lobbied congress for these welfare programs so they could then pay less than living wage and let the government pay for much of peoples living costs so they no longer go by market pressures as these welfare programs have eliminated that need, market pressures rarely had an effect on wages, union members make much more even today and very few are eligible for welfare because of it, In the absence of living wages or government subsidized wages as we now have we would be a third world country if it was left up to what you call balanced and free markets our history alone has proven that will not work, as an unregulated capital free market will never police itself and will always have negative results for the economy and the nation as a whole

        • 45caliber

          pappy:

          Let’s just stop ALL welfare, private and corporate.

          Of course, most of your Progressives will scream since most of their money comes that way.

          • JeffH

            …an easy solution…but won’t happen…you know the wheel that turns needs a good supply of grease now and then…

          • http://?? Joe H.

            45caliber,
            you ever notice that all those evil corporations that are leaving this country are all unionised and odummer is supporting those same unions? Take General Motors. Unionized and moving more and more out of this country cause they can’t compete. Took tax money as a bailout and odummer also gave the unions a break on the taxes on their high money insurance plans, but not any non union companies that have worked with their employees to stay here. Even the big world wide companies that the employees wouldn’t be caught dead with a union cause the company pays them well, gives them good benefits, and good conditions will be caught up having to pay taxes on their Cadilac policies. funny they would call them that when a Caddy is a General Motors product. Not only do we tax payers have to bail them out, we have to pay more taxes on our benefits than they do!! What a crock!!!

          • Smilee

            Joey

            If you really think the unions are so much better why not join one and share in what you perceive as so much better, unions today are quite powerless and only represent a little over 7% of the American workers, but those who do belong to unions do do a lot better than non union and if you doubt that go the Dept. of Labor website and the proof is there. Most of your post is inaccurate but I believe that is due to your inability to correctly comprehend it.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Smelly,
            You must have taken the evilynn woods sped reddin corce!!! where did I say anything about the Unions being so good??? your hero Odummer is in bed with them not me! I worked in union and non-union shops and I’ll take non-union anyday. All the unions do is keep the worthless people working when the good workers are laid off. Remember your hero Odummer sucking up to Stern of the SEIU?? Remember them being told as long as they are union and have a caddilac insurance plan they won’t have to pay taxes on it??? I don’t know why I even try to post to an intellectual defunct boob like you anyway!!!

          • Smilee

            Joe H. says:
            July 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm

            You did, go back and read your post again!!

      • eddie47d

        Republicans under Reagan allowed jobs to be shipped overseas and more corporations to hide their money off shore. Clinton allowed the Republicans to push NAFTA through which hemmoraged more jobs. Immigration increased under Clinton and Bush until 2008. When Obama was elected imigration was way down and it’s fallen since. Border security increased under Obama and in His bill Employers will have to do a better job of policing new hires or face fines. So the ball is rolling.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          edduh47DUH!,
          you are so full of it it isn’t funny. Your post is so full of holes it looks like swiss cheese. Smells like limburger, though!!

          • eddie47d

            Your clueless,Joe or maybe just a diliberate smartass. Explain where the Swiss cheese is? Not only that,Detroit made junk cars for too many years.They lost their sense of pride in the late 60′s and let the competition roll all over them(Japan,Korea,Germany). Now they are back to making better cars,but it could be to little to late.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            edduhduh47DUH!,
            the 60 mustang, the 66 vette, the 70 and 71 ford f-100, the 70 monte carlo, the 65 pontiac tempest, the 70 road runner, the 62 chrysler imperial. what was so junky about those nit brain???

          • http://?? Joe H.

            meant 65 mustang!

          • Claire

            JoeH–And my ’69 Rally Sport Camaro! Detroit made the cars that Americans wanted!!

  • Patriot007

    To punish the political careers of BO and JB we must punish the Progressive Dems, Independents, and Reps that follow his Communist manifesto! VOTE the bums out! We need to reform the incentive package that Congress has steadily voted itself for the last 150 years. Find candidates that agree with this action plan. Congress won’t change willingly! Neither will this POTUS Chauncey Gardener (character in “Being There” with Peter Sellers aka the Pink Panther) and his Village Idiot sidekick. Change local leaders and work along all levels of the political stream to clean this polluted river of governance. This imbecile POTUS actually believes himself to be Julius Ceasar saving the Republic from the tyranny of a Free Market Economy and a Moral Social standard.

  • pappy

    The Ten Commandments of Conservatives.
    I. Thou shalt talk about Christian principles, but not live by them

    II. Thou shalt attack opponents personally when you can’t win on policies

    III. Thou shalt call yourself pro-life, but be in favor of the death penalty

    IV. Thou shalt call yourself pro-life, and put guns in the hands of school children

    V. Thou shalt give lip service to democracy while taking away civil liberties

    VI. Profit is the Lord Thy God, thou shalt not put the people’s interest above those of your corporate contributors

    VII. Thou shalt make sure fetuses have health coverage, but leave children and babies behind(If the shoe fits wear it!)

    VIII Thou shalt bear false witness against your opponents and liberals, and demonize them**

    IX. Thou shalt run on a moderate platform, then enact right-wing policies as soon as possible

    X. Thou shalt call the media liberal, so that people forget that the media is owned by corporations with a conservative fiscal agenda

    • JC

      That might be the other side of the coin…which only reinforces the need to clean up the White House…starting with the kenyan commie.

      • Smilee

        No need to as Papppy’s post is 100% correct!!!!!!!!!

        • JC

          That doesn’t make any sense.
          Pappy’s post is not in the least objective. In fact it’s divisive and brain washed liberal non sense. It the kind of crap that plays right into the hands of the two headed one party system.
          You know…divide and conquer tactics.

          • eddie47d

            Glenn Beck and the Republicans are extremly one sided so what’s your point?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            edduh47DUH,
            Make up your mind son! First you say that Beck is libertarian and now you group him in with the republicans. Which is it, son????

          • eddie47d

            Sorry JC this response is for Joe H. Where did I say Beck is a Libertarian? You better clean your bi-focals. Then again what is the difference between the two parties.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            on another column you said that Beck was a libertarian and like the repubs he was a liar!!

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Pappy…. I would rather be RIGHT than WRONG!

      • Smilee

        Robin

        I believe you are definitely both!!!

    • blamesomeoneelse

      Thanks for the Democrates 10 commandments, I like Gods better.

      • Smilee

        So do Democrats and liberals but pappy’s 10 conservative commandments are also true, so if you believe God’s maybe it would wise for you to reread his ninth commandments

    • 45caliber

      Are you certain you didn’t get the Democrat’s (Progressives) ten commandments by mistake? It certainly looks like them. In fact, I can name at least one Progressive that fits each of these.

    • Airangel

      THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF DEMOCRAT LIBS!
      1.LIE
      2.BLAME
      3.STEAL
      4.SPEND
      5.DESTROY
      6.LIE SOME MORE
      7.HATE
      8.CONTORT
      9.BE ANTI-AMERICA
      10. FAIL

      • Claire

        Airangel–While I agree with your post in many ways, it also applies to the Republicans. I am disgusted with both parties.

        • Airangel

          Claire, while I agree it’s both sides as in “career politicians”…it is the current administration (comprised of dems Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Stark, Axlerod, Jennings, Rahm, Napalitano)…I am so sick of their deception, smoke and mirrors, inability to actually make something work before jumping to the next agenda…now instead of focusing on the oil spill, they are sueing Arizona! Of all the nerve and using MORE TAX PAYER DOLLARS…will it ever stop? The spending with nothing resolved!!!

          • Claire

            Airangel–I agree. They should have worked on the economy and jobs first and given it time to see how things would work out. But no, they jumped from one issue to another without thought of consequences. It takes time, patience and thoroughness to make things work. Instead, it is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

      • Norm

        Airheadangel
        Would care to elaborate on some of your outrageous statements.

        • JeffH

          Gee Normy, I thought you didn’t participate in the name calling?

          • Smilee

            jeffie

            He never made any statement directed at airangel! Are you totally losing it!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            smelly,
            Care to read his salutation at the very beginning of his post. another evelyn woods speed reading grad!!!

        • Airangel

          Norm, to you, no I don’t care to elaborate…it’s pretty black and white even for your IQ

      • Smilee

        Airangel

        ou must be a liberal then as all ten fit you to a tee!!

      • 45caliber

        You missed “Call names”.

  • pappy

    Is this the JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY SITE?

    • chuck b

      pappy

      pappy says: “is this a john birch society site?”

      no, but, most of the people who post here are very patriotic conservative americans, like a lot of the john birch soc. does that make you feel uneasy.

    • JC

      http://www.jbs.org/

      Here you go pappy- the John Birch web site.

      And to all you Undocumented Democrats…you go South West until you hit salt water then turn left and keep walking.

      Always happy to help a stranger who seems lost. :)

  • chuck b

    pappy says

    you just exposed the liberla/communist democratic way of thinking. this is the mentality of a barry soetoro supporter.

    • Smilee

      Pappy Asks a simple question and you give him a complicated stupid answer so typical of you far right wing radicals

      • Bob Wire

        No it a concerned man wanting to know whats your problem? Foolishly mistaking you as an equal.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        smelly,
        Only complicated to the brainless progressives like you!!

  • chuck b

    smilee

    sorry you couldn’t understand, so what else is new.

  • 45caliber

    Oblama’s real reason for anger is that someone actually suggested that he was wrong about something. Didn’t you know that he is NEVER wrong? Of course when you never do anything you ARE never wrong – but you are never right either.

  • Bob Wire

    no Pappy, just a few dead one’s that jumped back up.

    John B opened himself up for the attack with such a reference.

    If you think as I do, that the minority leader sees “no need” for any financial reform. The present system working well for him and the special interest he represent, while entertaining no plans of being an active member of any reform.

    What’s wrong with lighting a fire under him to get him to move? if you don’t agree with him? ~ John B. did say these things. ~ It up to you to agree with him or not.

    Most of us think reform is desirable. I thought we had all agreed at some point that “Too Big To Fail” needed to be address? So why prevent it from happening?

    If you think all these bail-outs are only an “ANT” in size and little needs to be changed, you’re in the right party with the GOP.

    • JC

      Both parties get an F in economics.

      • Bob Wire

        A nation is little different from your or my personal account. I misspent 4 trillion dollars, ~ I don’t open mail that has bad news, I hand out credit cards to the rest of the family and don’t Lord over my affairs well. In no time, I’m in debt up to my ears and I’m work for 5 years to 10 years in an attempt to recover. After my death, it does not end! the balance still due!

        This has been gone over countless times, these no need to rehash it again and again.

        This willingness to offer Clintons fruitful years to Reagan credit yet denying these administration 6 months much less 7 years is completely absurd in the purest sense of the any understanding.

        We are not carrying on a conservation with rational people. Just squawking talking birds, that repeat things they hear often.

        • JC

          The root of the problem is The Federal Reserve system.
          Our government borrows and spends endlessly then hands the bill to us with interest.
          Fiat currencies always fail eventually.

          • http://www.SaveLakeAtitlan.org Duende

            The FED isn’t the root. Merely a branch of the international banking cartel.. but we’re getting close to the root now. all else is B.S. keeping us distracted and at each others throats for either total B.S. or disparities caused by a predatory economic system.

      • Claire

        JC—Finally, common sense. I agree with you 100%. Both parties don’t have a lick of sense when it concerns the economy. One party is no better than the other when it comes right down to the bare facts. Both parties have played us like fiddle.

  • rlm

    Dr. James David Manning a black minister in New Your City says that obama never attended Columbia University in 1981-1983 which obama has listed previously. Dr Manning says that he was employed as a councilor
    in the college at that time and counciled many students who were obtaining masters and PHD,s.He never came across Obama or Barry Soetores name (Obama’s previously name. He also said that 400 students were questioned about obama going their at that time and none of students had never heard of obama or barry and had neve seen him.
    Dr Manning is bringing a lawsuit pertaning to this matter.
    You can find this information by typing in DR. Manning name.
    A very concerned citizen who was a democrat at one time,but no more!!!

  • http://www.nosmog.com ROBERT

    TO REMIND YOU ALL AMERICANS, HOUSE REP. JOHN BOEHNER HAS THE RIGHTS TO SAY ANYTHING TO ALL AMERICANS EQUALS AND TO REMIND TO OBAMA THAT HE IS NO LONGER OUR PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER OF CHIEF ANYMORE !. PERIOD !!!

    SO YOUR AMERICANS ONLY CHANCE TO HEAR REP. JOHN BOEHNER , HE IS MINORITY LEADER IN HOUSE REPS. .

    BLAST TO OBAMA AND IMPEACH HIM NOW.

  • http://www.nosmog.com ROBERT

    HEY , GENERALS AND ALL HIGHER MILITARY OFFICERS AND ALL VOLUNTEER VETERANS PLEASE ARREST OBAMA IS NO LONGER AMERICA PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER OF CHIEF IN WHITE HOUSE. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW . THANK YOU ALL MILITARY VETERANS !

  • JeffH

    President Obama is adept at rewarding those who put him into office. And hard-left financier George Soros is emerging as a leader of the patronage pack.

    A payback to Soros was due. As the chief moneyman behind left-wing political action committees like MoveOn.org, Soros, an early supporter of Obama, played an instrumental role in drumming up voter mobilization and political advertising on the novice candidate’s behalf. In no small part, Obama’s triumph in the Democratic primary over better-known rivals was a testament to Soros’s deep pockets and his political commitment.

    Now it’s time for Soros to collect on his investment. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the Obama administration has committed up to $10 billion to Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras to finance oil exploration off of Brazil’s coast.

    The president has elected to help another nation with the same type of drilling that he opposes so vehemently for this country, and the reason seems to be Soros’s $811-millon investment in Petrobras. The company just happens to be the largest holding in Soros’s investment fund.

    The Petrobras loan may be a windfall for Soros and Brazil, but it is a bad deal for the US. The administration is prepared to lend up to $10 billion to a foreign company to drill off its coast, when it could bring in $1.7 trillion in government revenue, as well as create thousands of new jobs, by allowing drilling off the coast of the United States.
    The cozy Soros-Obama alliance goes beyond favorable oil deals.
    http://www.aina.org/news/20090902111217.htm

    • eddie47d

      Obama did open off shore drilling and it kind of back fired now didn’t it? If loaning money to a foreign country is so bad then why did we lend so much money (debt) to China? Both Soros and Brazil have lots of money and I bet they will repay their loan. Since companies that loan money make tons of money I bet Obama will get “his” money back. That’s more than we can say about our debt to China and that’s mostly from years ago.

      • JeffH

        fast eddie, go preach your lovefest for Obama to someone that really cares.

        • eddie47d

          I know you don’t care that is why some of us have to try and educate you!

      • JeffH

        fast eddie, there are a few non-facts in your that comment you should re-educate yourself about. I’ll let you figure it out!

        • eddie47d

          If Soros was a Republican you would be fawning all over him or anyone else who would be doing business overseas.Haliburton would be such an example. Ripping off us taxpayers in a time of war and over charging for private security while we have military personel who were capable of doing the same job. I could care less about Soros unless he turns around and gouges us on this oil deal. So it would be putting the cart before the horse by criticizing him on this issue. Which you are grandstanding on but that is what you do best.

    • Kinetic1

      Again with the Petrobras loan? This story is from a year ago. How many times does this need to be addressed?
      1) the loan is from the US Export-Import bank. It was reported as $2 billion.
      2) President Obama does not control the US EX-Im bank, nor is his signature needed to make loans.
      3) The loan does not come from taxpayer dollars.
      4) The Chinese link is that they also loaned 10 Billion (that’s where the story about $10B seems to have come from.) and agreed to be repaid in oil. The drilling is not exclusively for China.
      5) Soros’ company sold 5 million of it’s 37 million shares in Petrobras in May, 2009 and another 22 million in August of the same year, all before the loan. They’ll make some money, but if this were a “payoff” shouldn’t they have held on to their shares?
      6)Ex-Im makes loans to promote US goods and services internationally. We receive money and jobs from these loans.

      Now PLEASE, find another boogie man to chase.

  • bobinpa.

    Who really cares what this Incompetent, Unqualified, Empty-Suit, Lying, Muslim, Loser in the White House says or thinks??. It’s a proven fact you can’t believe anything he says, and EVERYTHING he does FAILS. Look at that sorry Rules of Engagement Policy he set up in Afghanistan. It should be called “Hug a Musliom”. People are better off not even listening to Obama and his Progressive Left wing, Commie/Marxist, Anti American Dirtbags.

    • eddie47d

      Feel better now with all that swill that you emptied from you noggin’

    • Bob Wire

      No Sir, you have voices no “fact” or proven anything but your ability grossly overstate and misrepresent in slanderous fashion, showing no regard for the spoke word or civility.

  • Claire

    Boehner???? Egads, all he cares about is his suntan. Another politician out for himself.

    • Bob Wire

      He seems to be the George Hamilton of Capital Hill, Mr. Coppertone.

      I thought he was funny and so “apropos” when he responded to the recent Supreme Courts decision Justices, 5-4, Reject Corporate Spending Limit saying, ” Sunshine works, if you just give it a chance.”

      Well ~ it’s clear he knows about sunshine and which side his cornbread is buttered on.

  • eddie47d

    The Financial crises is a serious issue and all anybody can come up with is anti-Obama rants. Will anybody raise their hand and admit how Wall Street has failed us and come up with a few solutions. John Boehner has turned many of you into lemmings (one of your favorite words). You don’t need a plane to crash into a building to create havoc in the world. Wall Street and the banks did a bang up job of that with their unscrupulous behavior. The whole world suffered because of their failings (That includes the USA,Germany and the Netherlands,ect.)Derrivatives are nothing more than financial terrorism. There was too much betting that our Markets would fail and fail they did. John Boehner is allowing our financial institutions to use these gimmicks for he had derrivatives removed from the reform bill. Banks can still sell bizarre financial products and bury them under piles of equations and economic gibberish to fool the consumers. Does it make sense to have investment houses playing the role of “market makers” peddling financial junk with one hand that they then bet against with the other? Wall Street is no Ant but a giant who quite often bullies and manipulates the unsuspecting. Wall Street has gone way beyond working for America and has become a world onto itself where gains are reserved for privileged insiders and the losses are borne by everyone else. John Boehner supports the shenanigans of Wall Street and he is the one who should be voted out. Rules on Wall Street went into effect after the Great Depression and worked for a long time. Those rules have been watered down and done away with and we are all paying the price. Financial Conservatives need to stand with solid rules governing our banks and other financial entities

  • Bob Fowler

    Norm,

    Reserve some of that bile for the President, who has pushed us into far deeper debt that any previous President. He keeps spending while we are in debt up to our eyebrows. No wonder the job market is frozen. No real businessman wants to invest or expand with such uncertainty for the future and a nut job running the government. Any one who has any real business experience knows this. Check the stock market lately? They know. Boehner is not the problem, Norm. Obama and the far left radicals of the House and Senate are the problem.

    • eddie47d

      Okay Bob were’s your solutions? Uncertainty was here before Obama was elected. Manufacturing is mostly gone and Republicans did precious little to stop them from leaving. Steel lost it’s “metal” and the Republicans said so long we won’t miss you. The Tech bubble burst and they sent these new jobs to foreign competitors. Look at all the gadgets Americans buy but we won’t lower ourselves to make these products here. We want “good” jobs or no jobs at all. We won’t pick our own fruits and vegtables but show scorn to those who do. Obama can’t invent jobs but he could take alot of our unwilling citizens and make them do some of that old fashion “hard labor”. Where’s our ingenuity (inventions) to bring new jobs into reality? I saw no signs that Republicans would have pulled new jobs out of the hat either. We can’t just build more Walmarts and think that is enough. The folks on Wall Street have their jobs and reaping mighty big salaries and bonuses. Are they creating anything for the middle class except a chance to gamble?I really don’t see Republicans reaching out to make this a better country and most seem to be willing to bet on failure. I hear alot of “lets take this country back” but what jobs are you taking us back to? Where’s this Republican miracle they keep talking about only if they get back in power. Are these jobs hidden behind a rock waiting to spring like wildflowers? Both sides don’t have a clue on the job issue.

  • Claire

    My friend sent me this—please please take time to check it out.

    http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/890.html

    • JeffH

      Claire, I’m not offended and I have to agree with the objection based soley on the premise that the comminssion is a presidential commission and under the control of the Marxist/communist/socialist POTUS. It is yet another unregulated regulatory commission that we the people have no voice in. This guy isn’t concerned about the gulf spill, he wants control of everything, to undermine the people at every turn.

      • Claire

        JeffH–None of them are concerned about the oil spill. I am disgusted with all of them.

        • JeffH

          Claire, me too.

          • eddie47d

            Jeff ,You are so full of crock! Your hate for Obama is showing through your facade for you have no concern for much of anything in the Gulf. Except your support for BP.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Claire,
          Go back to your link and click on home and read the disclaimer at the bottom. Says all videos are the sole opinion of their producers. Tells me that there might be a little pasting and cutting going on!

          • eddie47d

            More conspiracy talk from the “wise” one!

      • Bob Wire

        Jeff, you are clearly part of the problem we have in America today, if that is your position. If you agree with this “obstructionist” policy and side with special interest. Whatever your reasons! For you reasons are invalid and total without merit and rooted solely in “hate, disdain” false claims and vicious lies.

        It is a good thing to know your name, political ties and intentions by all Americans. Shall we be fore-warned of you natural nature, hell bent for self destruction to serve only your master.

        As I have offered many times, (this link offered by Claire)and your statement “being proof”, this “Tea Party Movement” is just another GOP outlet, serving up the same political manure that has created this whole mess they wish to complain about and attempt to defer it by proxy.

        It’s not going to work Jeff! This attempt to make “Obama’s Administration” the “whipping boy” for the failures of past Administrations. Only a few people are simple enough to buy into it!

        So you want to surround yourselves with some of the “simplest people” and somehow think you can correct all the “wrongs” and lead a nation fighting two wars,raging unemployment,a huge oil spill and a southern neighbors government being taken over by drug cartels while it’s people spill over the borders? ~ yet you want to obstruct all Federal response?

        The current GOP depends on people that are capable to be swayed to vote against their own best self interest. They appeal to your natural bias, knowing your natural disposition to destroy all that offends the basic senses, via social and racial bias. You play right into their hands, a puppet of special interest and the power of their money as only a few are allowed to enjoy the abundance this great nation has to offer.

        If you think “that’s a good thing” so be it ~ but I will forever be standing in your way. I am not alone, my numbers are many.

        Excuse me, I’ve got to go to work. But I’ll think about you today as I conduct my affairs and administer my own brand of “fairness” to business , considering some people’s general disdain for a working man and his labors while favoring a Wall Street Day trader crowd.

        Your “bill” just went up Mister!

    • chuck b

      claire

      the congress should be more interested in why the federal agencies are dragging their feet on controlling the oil spill, not starting their usual witch hunt. stop the oil leak then we will have plenty of time to find out why mms didn’t inspect this rig, if in fact they didn’t. the liberals are up to their old trick, divert attention and start blaming haliburton.

      • Claire

        chuck b–I am so aggravated with them. I can’t even watch the pictures being shown on TV–the birds drowning in oil, etc. The economy in a shambles down there. Wish we could have an election tomorrow and get the shirkers out of office. All of them. I am totally fed up with the entire lot of them.

    • eddie47d

      Excellent video and Jeff is still clueless.

  • marvin

    if you wish to help arizona fight the fed law suit make a donation at http://www.keepazsafe.com. any and all amounts from $5.00 up will be needed the talk stop now and the action is here i have allready sent my donation and will donate more i an,t rich people so give what you can

    • Claire

      marvin–I will do this. Arizona needs help.

      • airangel

        Me too – thanks for the link! Go Jan Brewer, Take the lead Arizona! Lil ol David took down Goliath, it can happen with the bulk of the country behind not just Jan Brewer and Arizona but the STAND and STATEMENT that needs to be made to Mexico and to our Administration! All patriots need to get behind this important fight against invasion and Drug Cartel strong hold and to tell our Government to take us seriously and protect us! People need to be empowered NOT Dependant on Government!

    • blamesomeoneelse

      ‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’
      Theodore Roosevelt 1907

  • Claire

    This is off the subject but I am pissed. Quinn, the current Demon-cratic governor of Illinois just gave 43 staff members a raise–an average of around 11 and a half percent raise today. One guy he gave a 22% raise this year. Real nice guy–Illinois is broke– busted but I guess Quinn has to take care of his buddies first. Why give these a$$es raises when we have to lay off policemen, firefighters, etc. Why am I not surprised? Good grief, it makes me so darn aggravated.

    • Airangel

      Gee more raises when Chicago can’t even pay their city services! They are next in line for being belly up! Unbelievable!…Insanity…SPEND, SPEND, SPEND! I’m just pretty sure the conspiracy is true that they are purposely trying to start a revolution…too much is happening too fast, irking and riling true Americans that love this country!

      • Claire

        Airangel–I asked you on another site what you thought about Kirk–any opinion?

        • airangel

          Claire, sorry, I must of missed that question..I don’t always get a chance to go back and read more posts….I don’t know much about Mark Kirk, his service in the Navy and in Afghan and Kosovo might lend him experience on National Defense. His time served in the World Bank, the State Department, the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, and the U.S. House International Relations Committee would either make him another pawn for the elites or he knows enough to fight “fire with fire” since he is in tune with London economics…sorry I just don’t know him that well but when it comes down to “the vote”…he would be more “pro-America” in my opinion (National Defense, Economics experience – two strong checks for him)

          • Claire

            airangel–The Springfield newspaper reported that Kirk lied about his military service and the miltary award he received. Kirk akso made a speech telling everyone he was sorry, that he misspoke. I wondered if you heard this information. I will not vote for him now. I figure if he lied about his military service he would lie about anything. I was disappointed.

          • Claire

            also, not akso!

  • Airangel
  • bobinpa.

    Eddie47D- C’mon man, How long have you been a Progressive??I have been reading your little notes of Lib Wisdom. The Kenyan slowing illegal immigration, etc,etc. The TRUTH is, FORGET ALL THE BS, YOU don’t even know if that Kenyan, Marxist, Muslim is even an American. The Economy is in the Tank, 9.2 Million Americanshave lost their jobs, The Kenyan LOSER Pissed away 787 Billion dollars on his Phoney Stimulus Crap, that didn’t work like EVERYTHING ELSE this Incompetent Kenyan Clown trys. Now he wants to SUE the State of Arizona for trying to stop ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. He’s an IDIOT. Oh, by the way, Whatcha think about about “Obamas really an “ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT” And Whats he going to do about his MUSLIM FRIENDS in Iran getting a NUKE??

    • eddie47d

      Most of what you said is an assumption. You try and influence others with the usual fear and slander and then hoping it becomes fact.If something is said often enough people believe it whether it can be proven or not. You are such a person. You make for great NOISY theater but at a loss for hard facts.

  • jimmenity bop

    A lot of question here but there is only one important one to ask – How do we get rid of this bastard?!!!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      vote,Vote, VOte,VOTe,VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!! Do it like obummer did VOTE early and often!!!!

    • Claire

      Bastard??? I think they all are bastards.

    • Cesar

      RECALL! RECALL!! RECALL!!! if at all possible.

      America is in complete chaos and demise

  • sheil carter

    THE SCARIEST THING OF ALL IS THAT WE HAVE SOOOO MANY FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY NOW, THAT NO MATTER WHAT OBAMA SAYS THEY WILL FALL FOR IT BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW ABOUT OUR CONSTITUTION OR BILL OF RIGHTS, THEY DON’T CARE TO KNOW THEM AND AREN’T MADE TO EVEN READ THEM. AND THEY ARE TRICKED INTO BELEIVING OBAMA, NOT KNOWING ANY BETTER.SO AS VOTERS ALL THEY WILL VOTE FOR IS PEOPLE WHO WILL GIVE THEM WHAT “THEY” WANT, NOT WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE REST ALSO. AND IF THE ILLEGALS GET AMNESTY…..WELL,KISS THIS COUNTRY AS WE KNOW IT NOW, BYE BYE! P.S. IF YOU ARE NOT ARMED IN YOUR HOME, YOU BETTER GET ARMED NOW!!!!

  • sheila carter

    ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS… THANK GOD MY CHILDREN AREN’T ATTENDING THE CIENA RESEARCH INSTITUTE! AND I DON’T KNOW WHO THOSE PEOPLE ARE SURVEYING, BUT OBVIOUSLY IT’S A BUNCH OF FREAKIN MORONS, WHO, ARE OBVIOUSLY ANTI-AMERICAN IF THEY’RE PUTTING THE LEADING MORON AT #15. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mavis

    HEY SMILEE, WHO WROTE THE ARTICLE? OBAMA.MEHPENSACOLA,FL

    • Smilee

      Which article you referring to?

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