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The Death of Obamacare

January 29, 2010 by  

The Death of Obamacare

Well, how about those voters in Massachusetts? They just elected a Republican as the new senator from the Bay State. Scott Brown defeated Martha Coakley for the seat Ted Kennedy held for more than 40 years. Brown’s victory has the left stumbling like a punch-drunk fighter who’s taken one too many hits to the head.

There goes the Democrats’ filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. There goes Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) ability to bribe and bluster his way to getting healthcare passed. There goes Barack Obama’s plan to socialize the rest of the United States economy that Uncle Sam doesn’t already control.

And in all probability, there goes Obamacare.

To all of my friends and colleagues on the right, go ahead and gloat a bit. You deserve it. And it’s been a long time since you could.

Massachusetts has long prided itself on being one of the bluest of the blue states. Barack Obama defeated John McCain there by a 26-point margin. Democrats outnumber Republicans in the Bay State by almost three-to-one.

Ah, but independents in the Bay State are the ones who determine political victory. And like a majority of voters in the rest of the country, they are sick and tired of growing government, massive deficits, a sick economy and politicians who lie to them.

There has been a boatload of explanations offered for what happened and what it means. Some on the loony left even insist that Brown’s victory—and his campaign promise to help kill the healthcare bill—shouldn’t make any difference. They insist the Democrats still have enough votes to pass a healthcare bill on a “reconciliation” vote.

In case you’re not familiar with this parliamentary maneuver, essentially it’s a gimmick by which a simple majority in the House and Senate can approve the final version of two similar bills which were previously approved by both branches of Congress.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Committee, has been quoted as saying, “Even before Massachusetts and that race was on the radar screen, we prepared for the process of using reconciliation.”

Frankly, I’d like to see them try. If you think there’s a lot of anger at Congress in the country now, just wait until you see what would happen if they forced Obamacare into law. The uproar would be so loud and long I doubt if many who voted “aye” would dare show their faces in public for months.

In the face of Scott Brown’s stunning victory, many Democrats are reconsidering their positions. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), an ultra-liberal congressman, says bluntly that Congress “will have to start over on healthcare.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who once claimed that everything was “on course” for a speedy passage, now says she doesn’t have the votes to get the Senate’s healthcare bill approved.

Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), whose anti-abortion plank was crucial to getting Obamacare passed in the House, showed he looks at his mail when he declared: “Sweetheart deals and backroom negotiations may have secured 60 votes in the Senate, but it has left the American public disillusioned.”

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) has warned his fellow democrats that ignoring the lessons from Massachusetts will “lead to even further catastrophes” for their party. “There’s going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all of this,” Bayh said. Then he added, “If you lose Massachusetts and that’s not a wake-up call, there’s no hope of waking up.”

Speaking of denial, here’s the most incredible comment on the Massachusetts election I’ve heard yet: “Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept [Barack Obama] into office.”

If you find that almost laughably absurd, wait until I told you who said it. Here’s a hint: Instead of “[Barack Obama]” in the sentence above, substitute the word “me.” Yes, it was none other than our illustrious president, in a recent interview with George Stephanopoulos.

As unbelievable as that statement was, listen to the excuse that followed: “We were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us,” the president explained, “that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values.”

The problem is that the president hasn’t communicated enough with the American people? Give me a break. The Obama Administration is the most media-obsessed group ever to occupy the White House. CBS News ran some statistics revealing just how much time our Teleprompter in Chief has spent in front of an audience since he took office:

  • In his first 365 days in office, Obama made more than 400 public speeches. Some 52 of them were devoted to healthcare.
  • Obama has held 42 press conferences, four of them in prime time and broadcast on national television. That’s twice as many press conferences as George W. Bush held in his first year.
  • Thus far, Obama has given 158 exclusive interviews to various reporters, far more than any of his predecessors in the White House.
  • Plus, the president has conducted an additional 23 town hall meetings around the country to drum up support for his programs.

As anyone who can count past three could easily tell, the problem isn’t that we’ve heard too little from the president. The problem is that he’s tried to do too much that most Americans don’t like.

We were promised “hope and change.” Instead, we got a bait and switch, with every single proposal coming out of the White House costing more money and building more government than Americans wanted.

Will the President now shift to the right? His State of the Union message will contain some clues. I have to submit this column before I’ll get to hear it, however. So look for an analysis in this space next week.

Five months ago, I wrote a Straight Talk column predicting that the public would get fed up with the President’s radical effort to push this country to the left. The title of that Sept. 4 article was “How Barack Obama Will Destroy Liberalism.” In it I said, “To put it as succinctly as possible, Barack Obama seems determined to preside over the most radical transformation of the Federal Government this country has ever seen. And the American people don’t want it.”

Then I added, “I think we are witnessing the beginning of the end of liberal domination in Washington. I think Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and Barack Obama have badly underestimated the American people. They lied about what they’d do and they badly misjudged how much we would endure. The counter-revolution has begun.”

And I concluded by saying, “Yes, the era of big government will soon be over. And we’ll have Barack Obama and all of his over-reaching cronies to thank for it.”,

Thanks to the people of Massachusetts for bringing that time one day closer.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.

—Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • KENNETH GILLMAN

    AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, THE DEMOCRATIC DICTATORSHIP IS ON ITS WAY OUT THE DOOR. ASK AROUND. NOBAMA IS A WASH. A HAS BEEN. THOSE THAT WERE BLINDED BY HIS LIES, HAVE COME TO REALIZE THAT THEY WERE EXACTLY THAT. LIES. HE HASN’T DONE ONE GOOD THING FOR THIS COUNTRY. AND HE HASN’T GOT TIME LEFT IN HIS TERM TO TURN AROUND AND UNDO THE BAD HE’S DONE.
    ONCE A LIAR, ALWAYS A LIAR ! HE SHOULD BE TARRED AND FEATHERED AND SENT BACK TO KENYA WERE HE CAME FROM. WHERE HE WAS BORN ! AND DON’T LET THESE DUMBOCRATS MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT ALL THIS WAS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S FAULT. THE BUSH ADM. WAS 4 TIMES BETTER THAN THIS (words removed for offensive content) COULD EVER DREAM OF BEING. I ASK, DO WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION TO GET RID OF HIM ?

    • http://www.nosmog.com ROBERT

      YES, I AGREED THAT ALL LIBERAL DEMOS , “BUILDERBERGS -”B-B” AND “OBAMANIC” MUST GO OUT INTO ONE BIG DOOR ENTRANCE TO “BIG VAN MOVER” ON WAY TO PRISON FOR HIGHEST TREASONS ,THIEVERY AND BRIBERIES ETC. REALLY ALL BEGINNING BLAMED ON “B-B”–EDWARD KENNEDY— BILL AND HILLARY CLINTONS THAT THEY RUINED AMERICA’S HAPPINESS LIFE. WE MUST SEND THEM OUT RIGHT NOW !.

      • http://Yahoo Dan

        You are right on the money. We need a special prosecuter NOW to begin impeachment proceedings. Charges: Treason and malacious disregard of our Founding Fathers and the Constitution of the United States. Openly and arrogantly demeaning America while on enemy foreign soil.

        • JC

          Dan, what is being done in the White House right now is so blatantly against the principles of our founding documents, The Declaration and The Constitution, that everyone involved should be held to the highest sentence that a court of justice would impose…if only Americans still knew what is meant by being an American.
          We are in the final phases of the life span of a Democracy…apathy, dependence, dictatorship and finally, bondage. We will win back our liberties only through tremendous political will and the resolve to enforce it.

          • judy marie

            keep this in mind, our ill-us-try-us
            president is not joking, neither is he being someon in denial- he is explaining to us that america is in the habit, and been in the habit of voting for people in a reactionary manner.
            if we are reacting to what is, we are not acting, that keeps the powers that be in power. got it. can you follow that? the years since kennedy prove that THEY are gettiing progressive in their effectiveness.
            read this section from the above article again, and tell me if i am wrong:
            Speaking of denial, here’s the most incredible comment on the Massachusetts election I’ve heard yet: “Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept [Barack Obama] into office.”

            If you find that almost laughably absurd, wait until I told you who said it. Here’s a hint: Instead of “[Barack Obama]” in the sentence above, substitute the word “me.” Yes, it was none other than our illustrious president, in a recent interview with George Stephanopoulos.

        • denniso

          Dan…you have got to be a fool,w/ all due respect…a charge of treason for ‘malicious disregard of the founding fathers’??? Man alive, get a grip or go back to school or stop typing and read some good books..you have got to start thinking! I’m just glad that you’re an ally of the other crackpots here and not on my side.

    • DaveH

      Please guys, take off the caps lock. My tendency is to skip over All Uppercase messages.

      • American Citizen

        Actually it helps those of us who have a vision problem.

        • DaveH

          Citizen,
          Go to your browsers View tab, pick Text Size, then pick Largest.

      • Harold Olsen

        All caps means yelling. I don’t know about you but I yell when I get angry. That’s how I’m taking their all-caps messages. They are angry and venting that anger loudly.

        • Sunny

          EXACTLY!!!

          • DaveH

            Don’t blame you, but can’t you use exclamation points to indicate your anger?

      • Robert

        Ditto on the Caps. I skip over them also.

      • Tinwarble

        DaveH,

        What are you, an anti-CAPist!!!! You bigot! LOL

      • Tom

        Your also an Idiot!What’s the diff. whether he types in in upper or lower case. Like one of the posters stated,ie.It helps those of us to see better; lagitimate, you ignorant……Get a life!….Complain about something that has some merit…..Tom

    • http://Att.netoryahoo.com Shirley Cox

      I’m with you. I’ve said it all along, that he wouldn’t be a good President. just my thoughts!~

      Arlington, Tx

      • Harold Olsen

        He’s not only not a good president, he’s a poor excuse for a human being.

        • JC

          Here’s something Obama and all the rest subscribe to.
          How to Destroy America:
          http://objllc.com/howtodestroyamerica.htm

          When you’ve seen this click the Apathetic America tab

          • usmadgirl

            JC

            Thanks! Great site!

          • Arkham Grundy

            Dullard Americans have a short memory. BUSH and his CRONIES ARE RESPONSIBLE for many of the daunting problems we now have to fix. Many people who voted for Obama are intelligent thoughtful people who were sick of the dim wit policies of the last administration and could bring themselves to vote for any ticket that would put the even less cerebral Sarah Palin any where near the White House.

            You are like the people in the 1500’s who were so threatened by Gallileo’s discovery that the earth is not the center of the universe that they wanted to burn him at the stake.

            Very sad…

          • Tinwarble

            Arkham,

            Apparently you have no memories, you forget the Democrats had the Congress the last 2 yrs when Bush was in office and that’s when our deficits began to grow. And it was people like Barney Frank who said that there was nothing wrong with Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac or that it was a Liberal cause, the Community Reinvestment Act, that caused the the housing crisis. And what kind of dim wit is Obama for thinking that it was a good idea that wounded soldiers should have to use private insurance to take care of their medical needs. And what kind of dim wit goes to a church for 20 yrs, and never hears the hateful, anti-American speech coming from his preacher. And yes, many people that voted for Obama might be intelligent &/or thoughtful, but they are also dupes, they thought that they were going to get “HOPE & CHANGE” and all they are getting is “CONTROL & CORRUPTION”. And you should get back to the asylum before they find you missing.

          • Meteorlady

            Thanks – forwarded the link to a lot of my friend.

      • http://Yahoo Dee D

        Shirley- Obama has done more in a year to help our nation and Main Street Americans than any of the others have in over 40 years. Remember, you only have so much to work with and the worms who want to make the poor poorer and will fight anything constructive Obama tries to accomplish are the true traitors of our country. They would rather see Obama fail at everything than to see America become the leader, like they used to be. These same people don’t care a darn for you or anything except control of the masses and the money. They should be concerned with all our welfare because they also will have to live it and they cement it for the future for all. Don’t they have family they should care about? Do they understand the concept of love?
        There is nothing they will take with them when it is there turn to pass over.
        I feel Obama will succeed because his heart is in the right place for alls benefit. The only thing that truly bothers me and that is the ONE WORLD ORDER that about all our leaders gas been sold and that will be the pandora’s box that will hurt us all. We really should be careful what we ask for — We may get it.

        • Michael J.

          DeeD,
          You must be slipping, you forgot to mention the mess he inherited from Bush. No problem, Denniso will remind you.

        • denniso

          Dee…isn’t it nice and refreshing to finally have a smart and caring president trying his best to fix the messes in the country?? Even if Obama can’t do anything w/ the righties obstructing everything,I’m still pleased to have such a groundbreaking president.

          • Tinwarble

            demsho,

            You are SOOOO Right! Those stupid right wing obstructionist just want let Obama do anything, even though the Dems have had a SUPER Majority in both Houses of Congress and even if all the Republicans went home he still couldn’t get anything passed. It’s so amazing how the Republicans can stop things when their votes haven’t really mattered. You know with that logic, I guess Republicans should blame the Green Party for McCain not getting elected.

          • George

            Tinwarble – very well said. It’s odd to me that the liberals can’t remember this simple fact when they’re accusing the Republicans of not supporting Obama. Also, not said is that the Democrats thought they could get all of Obama’s programs passed without any Republican support, so they didn’t include the Republicans in any of the bill writing and construction meetings, and furthermore, promptly rejected each and every amendment proposed by the Republicans. So, why should the Republicans vote for anything coming out of this Democratic Congress? They don’t agree with the far-left approach anyway, and get absolutely nothing by voting for it, especially since the polls show that the majority of American voters reject this healthcare bill anyway.

            Dee/Denniso – Republicans don’t agree with Obama’s far-left approach to “solving” problems. Since Obama has intentionally excluded the Republicans from any attempt to participate in the writing and construction of these bills, why in the world would you expect the Republicans to go along with these bills? If Obama had actually invited and included Republicans to participate early on, there would likely be a few Republicans who would have gone along with these bills, over the objections of many conservatives. Obama could get a healthcare reform bill through during his first term if he simply created a bi-partisan commission to review the problem and make recommendations. This would take time, but it would allow for open debate so the American people could witness what’s really going on and get comfortable with it. However, I’m confident that any such recommendation would not include a public option or any form of government-run healthcare, but it likely would contain suggestions which would solve many of the problems with the current system. So, having said that, it seems to me that Obama and the Democratic Congress are the real obstructionist by not following this approach to getting a healthcare bill that most people can support.

          • denniso

            George…you’ve already forgotten that the Dems had Senators Grassley and Snow involved in negotiations on health care??both Repubs,and there were others as well. Obama and the Dems have tried to be inclusive,but you also forget that most of the Repubs made it clear they would do nothing that the Dems wanted,and it was the Dems who won the election big. The Repubs have never proposed doing anything about the disaster that is our healthcare system,until this attempt by the Dems. They are wholly owned by the health industry and will fight to prevent any real reform.

          • Tinwarble

            demsho,

            And if you forget, Snow voted to get the bill out of committee. But bringing in 2 RINO’s just to get it out of committee is hardly being bipartisan. Also, once the Dems got it out of committee they did all their negotiations behind lock closed doors so they could buy off Senators that weren’t on board and make deals with unions so that they would have special deals. And no Republicans were brought in to help write the bill, and as I said before, it wouldn’t have mattered anyway, because the Republicans haven’t had the votes to stop the bill from being passed. And our health care is hardly a disaster, apparently you have never traveled outside the US, and 74% of Americans rate their health care as good or excellent.

          • Robin from Indiana

            denniso and dee….
            You think Barry is smart? He is so out of touch with the American people that even common sense evades him!!!
            He is an elitist, and he is not on the side of the American people. If you both cannot see the lies and the underhanded dealings that are going on in this administration, then you are in denial.
            I also want a president that is a leader and is for the people. You are so wrong about him. You have been brainwashed into thinking he is helping America. Really? How?

          • eyeswideopen

            Tin, yup you had majority for 12 years and did nothing for immigration, healthcare, energy, tax reform..etc…. Now you have the nerve to complain. Brink of depression brought about by the majority party passing during ,Clinton’s term, lax rules for mortgages, allowing the banks to be unaccountable for their schemes. Dude you guys had the power through out Clinton and Bush’s administration and passed crap. Man up and take responsibility and let the other side try and fix your party’s mess. Oh, now the Republicans and Conservatives have suddenly gotten fiscally intelligent and want the power back. You want to privitize Social Security after the mess we just experienced? You actually want seniors to give their money to Wall Street? You do realize that if SS had been privitized during the past crisis, the investors would be broke. But hey, your policies have lead us to this point, looks like your party is the one trying to bring this country down.

        • dmp says :

          Dee D :

          YOU ARE BLINDED BY THE ELOQUENCE AND ” FLOWERY ” OF OBAMA. YOU ARE NOT SEEING AND LISTENING WELL. OBAMA PROMISES TO MAKE ALL THEIR PLANS TRASPARENT AND OPEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. BUT NOW, THEY (DEMOCRATS) ARE DOING THEIR ” COOKING ” BEHIND CLOSE-DOORS. THEY ARE TRYING TO FORCED THE PEOPLE TO SWALLOW THEIR UNACCEPTALBE HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL, THAT WILL FUND ABORTIONS WITH TAXPAYERS’ MONEY. WHY ARE THEY TRYING HARD TO FIND A WAY TO ABORT THE FUTURE CHILDREN AND LEADERS OF THIS COUNTRY? DEE D, DO YOU WANT TO ABORT YOUR CHILD? IF SO, WHY NOT JUST PAY FOR IT AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTION AND IF YOU ARE HUMAN AND CHRISTIAN ENOUGH, YOU SHOULD BE AFRAID THAT GOD WILL PUNISH YOU. REMEMBER THAT OBAMA APOLOGIZED TO THE EUROPEANS, SAYING ” AMERICA ” WAS AROGANT, WHEN IN REALITY,THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LIVES WERE SACRIFISED FOR THE FREEDOM OF EUROPE DURING THE WORLD WARS. READ YOUR HISTORY AND OPEN YOUR EYES TO REALITY, INSTEAD OF BELIEVING THE LIES FROM A ” sleek ” PRESIDENT. FINALLY, IF ABORTIONS ARE ERADICATED, WELFARE SYSTEM WILL BE ELIMINATED AND YOU AND I WILL SAVE LIVES AND DOLLARS AND AMERICA WILL NO LONGER THE WELFARE STATE OF AMERICA, BUT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE NUMBER IN THE WORLD.

        • Meteorlady

          So correct me if I’m wrong but has poverty been lessened in the years since FDR and LBJ. They instituted the most social and far reaching programs ever and left us with massive debt. Are the poor any better, no they are still poor only there is more of them dependent on the government and me as a taxpayer.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Meteorlady,

            Kudos! Absolutely perfect!

            Fed Up Gal

        • Fed Up Gal in NM

          Dee D,

          Well….you said it…not me….”There is nothing they will take with them when it is there turn to pass over”. While this is true for everyone….I much prefer the “pass over” route than the “pass-under” route. I just hope those following their new found messiah on the yellow-brick road down under, won’t endure too much enlightenment from the bright light down under.

          It amazes me how liberals consider themselves to be on a much higher plane of caring and thoughtfulness towards others. They assume conservatives don’t lift a finger to help anyone, which could not be further from the truth.

          Your concern about the one world order prospect is valid, yet the current regime is the epitome of exactly that concept. You’re right about one thing….be very careful what you ask for.

          Fed Up Gal

      • Markk

        Miss Shirley you are so right. The proof is there, he hasn’t been a good President and I don’t see him getting one whit better.
        Even today when he met with the Republicans he scolded them. He talks like he is our parent and he is talking to an errant child. We are not his children, we actually voted him into office and will vote him out of office. He is not our boss nor our parent but he acts and talks like he thinks he is better than us.

        • Claire

          They all put their pants on the same as we do-one leg at a time.

        • denniso

          Sorry Mark,but it’s not too difficult to sound superior to some of the dimwits in our country. If more people had better education,then Obama wouldn’t appear superior.

          • Claire

            To me, it is a matter of self-confidence and self-esteem, and a person can have all the education in the world and have no common sense.

          • Claire

            I am not aiming my comments towards anyone. These are my own thoughts.

          • BrianO

            Herein lies the problem, those that have been indoctrinated with so much of the “Planned Education” no longer have an open mind. Logic… and ethics are lost on them. As it was designed when the Progressive Movement was launched over 100 years ago.
            It’s not conjecture, it’s not theory, it’s not how I feel, it’s fact. Check your history then be honest with yourself. If you are honest you will see the light. It’s ok, many of us once thought like you. We changed,so can you.

          • Claire

            BrianO–I don’t want to change. I stand up for what I believe. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. If I’m wrong then so be it. I’ve been wrong before. And I’ve been right before. And I do try to learn from my mistakes.

          • http://! Brian O

            Claire; my comments were directed to denniso. I’ve never seen you put anyone down on here, sorry if you thought it was meant for you.

          • Claire

            Brian–no problem!!

          • George

            Denniso,

            Is it our lack of education or the fact that we disagree with you that bothers you so much? Would we suddenly become brilliant if we simply agreed with the progressive agenda? Isn’t it obvious to you yet, that talking down to conservatives isn’t going to get them to capitulate to your position? If anything, it just makes them more determined that they are correct and you are wrong.

            I’m pretty much convinced the core issue between conservatives and liberals has little or nothing really to do with Obama or any of the politicians in office today. It has everything to do with the fact that conservatives are traditionalist who generally want small, decentralized government while liberals have been cooped by the progressive movement which cares little about our traditions. They want to change everything into a new world order with powerful central government control. I’m pretty sure that’s the real battle line, and will become even more so as time goes along.

          • libertytrain

            you are remarkably cruel.

          • Michael J.

            Brian O,
            Thanks, It’s nice to know that some people get it. According to Yuri Bezmenov, those who have been thoroughly indoctrinated can not be re-educated even in the light of irrefutable evidence to the contrary.

          • Tinwarble

            George,

            Very well said! But it even goes further than that, not only do they care noting for our traditions, the Liberals also try to stick Conservative with all the bad things they have done. They will say that Conservatives are racist, yet is was the Liberals who all through history tried to stop desegregation and have tried to keep minorities from having the same rights as everyone else. They try to make it sound like Conservatives are against free speech, yet it is Liberals who have instituted “political correctness” and who want to pass “the fairness doctrine” legislation. Liberals will call Conservatives “neocons” in an attempt to paint us as being the same as Nazi’s, but it is their policies that most closely resemble that of the socialist programs of the Nazi’s (and no, I’m not calling anyone a Nazi). This is what Liberals do, they take every bad thing that they have done and everything that they want to do and project it onto Conservatives. The only problems is that history does not agree with them and thankfully Conservatives still out number Liberals, with 40% of Americans being Conservative and only 21% being Liberal (35% being Moderate with 34% of them leaning right).

          • denniso

            George, I’ll say this again…I have NO problem w/ anyone disagreeing w/ me…I can enjoy the challenge of discussing differences in opinion. What is intolerable is most of these people lying,smearing and demonizing Dems and liberals and Obama. Look at the posts on these different pages and count the number of times Obama/liberals have been threatened and smeared as communists,muslim,unamerican,etc.
            Look at the names and vitriol thrown at anyone who is labeled a liberal/Dem,rather than debating the point. You need to call these people out on their hate,they just happen to be your allies,so you don’t.

          • cr747

            Claire, you are right Obama, like so many in his cabinet does not have any common sense at all. Obama is definitely not a leader, and for sure the worst president we have ever had. I see a rude awaking for the democrats and the president in the near future!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Tinwarble

            Oh demsho, and why don’t you go and count the number of times you and your liberal ilk have called Republicans, neocons, Nazi’s, racists, white supremacists, bigots, traitors and all sorts of names. Almost every liberal who has posted on this site has gushed out half truths and partial facts and regurgitate things said on Liberal websites. And how many times have liberals called President Bush an idiot and a liar, and compared him to Hitler. You are the proverbial kettle calling the pot black. You only enjoy a debate when you think that you have an upper hand, and once begin losing that debate you turn to name calling. This is why everyone sees you for the hypocrite that you are, you go around chasing your tail, doing the same thing you would condemn others for doing.

          • cr747

            Tinwarble, words truly spoken, and from the issues he comments on, he acts so selfish. I truly believe he does not understand anything about politics….He gets frustrated as he speaks and forgets what he is trying to say. Yes, he does use a lot of unnecessary name calling….. Reminds me of a child that doesn’t get his way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Claire

            denniso–I graduated from high school,but could not go to college. And I will tell you that I have done quite well for myself. When I got out of high school I made up my mind I was going to make “something” of myself, and I did. I married a great guy and we have been married for 50 years. I started working when our kids started school, and I worked myself up the ladder. I worked like a dog. I started in accounting, I was faster, more accurate, and I made sure I put out more work than anyone else. I became supervisor of accounting, held that for 22 years, then in 1996 I was asked to be an editor of manuscripts. And all because the company liked my letters to customers! I jumped at the chance. I was ready for something new. Now I edit and I love it. An editor and look at my typos on some of my posts!! Sure, at times I wish I could have gone to college, but then I would have wanted to be an archaeologist and I wouldn’t have met my husband. In essence, I graduated from the school of hard knocks. But I have a lot to be thankful for.

          • eyeswideopen

            George, good point you made. Does it seem odd that suddenly the Repubs/Conservs know exactly how to run the country? After having control for 12 straight consecutive years, 8 of which you even had a President of the same party, now that we have a mess, the entire Republican party has all the answers. The repubs had opportunity to change immigration laws and didn’t, change healthcare and didn’t, etc..etc..etc. Why now do you have the answers? Why when the deficit was getting out of control didn’t anyone do anything then? How could you pass a 400billion dollar (which turned out to cost 800billion)Medicare Bill without funding? Where were all those fiscally responsible policies and bills then?

      • BOE

        Here in the south we call fakes who strutt around like a fat cats MACK DADDY.

    • Meteorlady

      Attack the views, the policies and the leadership of the man, but respect the Presidency by not labeling or name calling. I think “Porch Monkey” is disgusting and you are truly a bigot. Now, I think it’s great that he’s failing in his policies and hope that he is out of office asap. Try and use some common sense and some educated logic when you post. Otherwise, when you call names you only bring yourself down in the process.

      • JeffH

        Such comments should be ignored.

        • Meteorlady

          I agree but what the heck – someone has to say something to the name callers and bigots.

    • Harold Olsen

      Don’t count on it! At his SOTU address he overruled the Supreme Court of the United States. He in effect told them that no one, not even they, can tell him what he can or can not do. Had a Republican done that impeachment proceedings would have begun the very next day. But he is getting away with it. If Obamacare does not get passed by Congress I would not put it past this wannabe dictator to decide that he is going to pass it by executive order. He will do whatever he wants by any means necessary and the Constitution be damned!!

      • http://juliegorelik@hotmail.com Julie Gorelik

        I was at a 2010 “Tea Party”,Jan.16-freezing cold weather,in a VERY small town in WI.About 4,ooo ticked off God loving,America loving,freedom loving Americans gathered.As we sang God Bless America,Proud to be an AMERICAN,prayed,we also took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. I looked at the awesome,respectful,fellow citizens,and their signs,standing out in the freezing winter weather,and I was so proud and touched by their concern and desire to DO something NOW.I believe if all the radical leftists and animal rights groups can sue for their civil rights-where in the heck is the ACLU!! wanting to defend OUR CIVIL RIGHTS!!HELLO??!!Time to file civil law suits like everybody else useing OUR CONSTITUTION-I WANT CIVIL RIGHTS TOO!!!How about FINANCIAL ABUSE&CRUELTY??How about Gov.Fraud how about TREASON??

      • Connie Warner

        I heard on the News last night that several other presidents also said that they disagreed with a Supreme Court’s decision. (Specifically the decision about abortion, Roe vs. Wade.) Presidents Reagan and Bush were named.

        • Claire

          It is my opinion that this has opened a can of worms. We shall find out.

          • Claire

            I refer to the Supreme Court Decision.

          • denniso

            For the Repub controlled Supreme Court to decide that corporations are the same thing as human citizens and deserve the same degree of free speech is nothing but absurd and outrageous. I hear too,that it will open the door to foreign corporations that do biz here,and allow them to contribute to our candidates…ridiculous and maybe the end to any pretense of Democracy.

          • Claire

            denniso—I am concerned about this too. Corporate control, don’t you think?

          • DaveH

            I think we should especially ban Unions from political speech. They aren’t people either. I think they are robots or something. Maybe from outer space.

          • George

            Should corporations who own newspapers, radio and/or TV stations be prevented from participating in free speech as well? Where do you draw the line? The law specifically prohibits foreign entities from contributing to US elections. That law has been around a long time. However, I will say that even so, there was a lot of concern that the Democrats found a way of getting Chinese money for Bill Clinton when he was running for President his second term.

          • Smilee

            Got this is an email the other day, you do you think this would cure your concerns:

            Proposed to be ratified as the
            Twenty Eighth Amendment to the
            United States Constitution

            Section 1. Congress shall make no law abridging or denying the right of free speech to any individual except if said speech shall have the effect of placing in jeopardy the life or limb of another. The right of free speech of the individual shall be deemed of greater importance and supersedes other speech.

            Section 2. Congress shall make no law abridging collective free speech except collective speech that is intended to or does have an effect on elections or pending or existing legislation. Congress shall have the power to enact law with respect to all collective speech effecting elections and legislation as to method and means of delivery and distribution and as to time and place of said speech but not of content of said speech.

            Section 3. Any speech that has any effect on elections that is made by any representative of a corporation or business enterprise, at their direction and on their behalf, and whom produces a product or service for sale and profit, Shall be denied.

            Section 4. Any speech that has any effect on proposed or existing law that is made by any representative of a corporation or business enterprise, at their direction and on their behalf, and whom produces a product or service for sale and profit, shall only be in written form with a full copy furnished each legislator who has the right to cast a vote on the proposed legislation, in advance of it being voted on, and they shall further publish and distribute this same speech to all citizens so they may have full knowledge and free access to it at the time it is distributed to the legislators.

            Section 5. Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press but shall have the power to enact laws that ensure that the press is not controlled or influenced by government, any government agency, any corporate or business enterprise, any other enterprise or collective group or any other for unjust gain to themselves or others and anyone responsible for and found guilty of having this influence or control on the press shall then be guilty of a crime against the United States and it would then be appropriate that they then be subject to forfeiture, penalty and punishment. Financial support furnished to the press by any one including government shall not in and of itself be construed as having undue or unjust influence or control on the press unless evidence be found to exist proving that it in fact does. Anyone responsible for and found guilty of this undue and unjust influence or control of the press shall be deemed guilty of a crime against the United States and it would then be appropriate that they be subject to forfeiture, penalty and punishment.

            Section 6. Congress except as restricted or limited by this amendment shall have the power to enact appropriate legislation with respect to all speech.

        • Dan Adams

          Not in the SOTU.

        • DeNorm/EyesWideShut

          I guess one should ask the hard question. Obama has started to bully the Supreme Court when they make a ruling he doesn’t like, rather than respect this countries premiere justice system. I might point out that he is no fan of ur counries Bill of Rights or it’s Constitution. This should be a real wake up call to some of the people that have yet to decide whether Obama is good or bad for this country and our freedom. He has po’d the people, the press and now the Supreme Court justices. How far can he go before this madness will be stopped?

          • DaveH

            Give him lots of rope … you know the rest.

          • George

            Obama is a “card-carrying” member of the progressive movement. They don’t give a flip about our Constitution or Declaration of Independence because they think these documents are out of date for our times. They have been pushing our courts since the days of Woodrow Wilson to slowly evolve our laws and traditions so that the US is remade in the progressive image with a strong central government that controls just about everything, and isn’t constrained by the Constitution or our traditions.

          • usmadgirl

            DeNorm,

            That’s what concerns me. He has no respect for our founding fathers, the Constitution, the People, the Supreme Court & the un-Progressives of his “own Party”. Still, he has about 46% approval. How can that be? Are there that many blind, deaf or mentally challenged people or are there that many progressives in our country?

            This administration is not a party of “old time Democrats”! The majority are radical progressives! I don’t know why they don’t just re-name it the “Progressive Party”.

            They’ve shown us that they’ll lie, cheat & bribe to push their agenda. ‘Bawney Fwank & fwiends’ created a ‘crisis’ & as Rham Emanuel said “you never let a crisis go to waste”!

            The circumstances that these Marxists have waited on for decades have fallen right into their laps to complete their agenda & they’ll take advantage of it with no regard to their “flawed Constitution”, the law, the People. They’ll run over anything that gets in their way & they’ve proven that. As I’ve commented on another topic, Plastic Pelosi said this week that they would “go to the gate & if they couldn’t get through the gate, they’d go over the fence, if they couldn’t get over the fence, they’d pole vault over it, if that didn’t work, they’d parachute in, but Health Care WOULD BE PASSED”! How do you stop a “runaway train”?

      • usmadgirl

        Harold Olsen,

        You are so right!

    • JeffH

      I have been trying to watch and listen to Obama address and take questions from the Republicans at their retreat. I, me, not my fault, inherited, and the previous administration is the same rhetoric he uses in EVERY speech. I was raised to believe, and still do, that excuses are for losers. This loser has been identified by the American people. He still has his ideals about Health Care, which only includes the use of Big Government, and nothing else will suffice.
      For Americans to allow Obama, Pelosi and Reid to continue on their “forced feeding agenda” by a far left government is inhumane and will be dealt with harshly by the very upset America people.
      Ask no quarter and give no quarter. Keep the pressure on these Marxist thugs and remove them as quickly as our laws will allow. Real change is in the hands of you and I, the “moral” majority, and no one else.

      • JeffH

        …forgot to add: LOCK N LOAD!

        • JC

          Amen.

      • judy marie

        SORRY I AM NEW AT BLOGGING this is my first time. i forgot where i was and have to go back

    • http://personallibertydigest robert williams

      i am a U.S.Army Vetren and the change Obama is trying to make in this country of ours is to destroy both our country and our people By the way most people in this country only Earn on the avrage between $16.000 – to $40.000 per year per Honest Working Indayiguals in this country they are the ones that actually Pay there Taxes Unlike the City , State And Federal Gov Officals that are supposed to be working For We the People The So Called Helpers of the people Are truley the Leaches Who suck Every Dollar out Of The Working Class Then Try to suck out of Us what we dont Have When WE try to Stand up Against there Comunist Greedy Ways they Mark Us As thuugh WE are the Traders When Truley The Government Is the True Traders of this U.S.A.they are the Antichrist,s of the Holly Scriptures there are Maney Antichrist,s wake up America Befor you lose All Your God Given Rights.To the Bulderbergers the Ilumanaties and the Freemasions look up thies groops these are the Enamies of both you the People And of God.look up thease Jerks wise up And Learn For Yourself,s Find the Trouth Abought your tru Enamies Obamas America Is not the America We true Americans Foute For Dont Let This Satanic Decever Deceave You. bob.

      • dmp says :

        HI BOB :

        I SALUTE YOU AS A VETERAN AND HERO, BUT MOST OF ALL YOU ARE BRAVE IN FIGHTING THE ENEMIES HERE AND ABROAD. LET JOIN OUR HANDS, HEARTS AND STRENGTHS TOGETHER AND FIGHT THE ” ENEMIES ” WITHIN US. THESE ENEMIES ARE MORE WORST THAN THE ENEMIES ON THE BATTLE FIELDS, BECAUSE, IN THE BATTLE FIELDS, THEY DON’T ATTACK US ALL THE TIME. BUT THE ENENMIES HERE, THEY ATTACK US ALL THE TIME, EVERYDAY WHEN WE WAKE UP IN THE MORNING UNTIL WE SLEEP AT NIGHT. THEY ARE THERE IN OUR MINDS, THEY BOTHER US ALL THE TIME, THINKING, THAT OUR JOBS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN WE WAKE UP. FOR ME AS A RETIREE, THE OBAMA GOVT. AS BEING ” REPORTED ” INCREASE OUR MEDICARE PREMIUMS AND WILL DECREASE OR CANCEL ALL THE INCREASES THAT THE SENIORS DESERVE. IT IS TIME TO LET THE OBAMA DEMOCRATS KNOW WE THE ” PEOPLE ” ARE NOT HAPPY AND ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY THAT AFFECTS OUR LIVES. WE CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THE ” PEOPLE” DECIDE TO CHANCE THESE ” NO GOOD NO USE ” PEOPLE. GOOD LUCK TO US.

      • judy marie

        if the focus when bush was in office was directed toward him, and now the focus is toward obabba, well, we are caught in their trap. it isnt the who that is in office, it is the how the office is managed. and our latest victory was still a feather in the cap of the powers that be. he was elected in by our reactionary mind-set. just the same as obamma was. and as long as we are reacting, we are not acting. bloggs are good for reacting, and re-enforcing the reactionary state of mind. so is texting, and many would rather text than talk. less personal, you know.

        ANYHOW. READ THE CLIP FROM THE ARTICLE:
        Speaking of denial, here’s the most incredible comment on the Massachusetts election I’ve heard yet: “Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept [Barack Obama] into office.”

        If you find that almost laughably absurd, wait until I told you who said it. Here’s a hint: Instead of “[Barack Obama]” in the sentence above, substitute the word “me.” Yes, it was none other than our illustrious president, in a recent interview with George Stephanopoulos.

        SEE THE GUY IS HAPPY we are still reacting. we have been since Kennedy, if not before. I remember his smile and wink when he [johnson] got sworn in.
        its time to stop reacting, as a group. and take actions. but what to do.
        vote,
        start community groups? i just got a computer. where can I start?

        • Meteorlady

          The problem is that people react because the result of the last reaction was bad. It takes a lot of time, but if were responsible voters we would not have elected some of our Presidents. Clinton was a good example of damage control From the first women were coming forward and accusing him, that got swept under the table by a great political machine. People were also coming forward indicating that he took bribes while governor of Arkansas, that got quieted down pretty fast. My point is to not attack Clinton, my point is to show how stupid we can be. We want to believe so we believe. If we had really read up on Clinton’s background and his accomplishments as governor of his state, he may not have made it even through the primaries. If you have a vote, you should use it, but use it responsibly. Now with Obama, he sealed almost every record that you might want to see – college especially. BUT, if you had looked at his accomplishments while a senator, looked at the “real” jobs he has held, researched the church that he attended and above all researched his associates, you would most likely have run the other way really fast. Be responsible if you are going to vote – read, do not listen to the political speak that they give you when they want your vote – that usually changes once they are in office.

    • JDR Sr

      We’ll see… Your right once a liar always a liar, You said it.

      Bush/ Cheeeneeey lying to get us into a war we didn’t have to fight. Sadam was well controlled with the restricted fly zone. Iraq did not hit us. WMD’s Yellow Cake!

      reg. [no party]

      • JeffH

        …I believe there was overwhelming support from Congress on the war issue. That means the Democrats and Republicans supported going to war.

      • Tinwarble

        JDR Sr,

        Once again you have no idea what you are talking about. Saddam was not being “controlled”, I was there, I was one of those trying to keep him out of the “No Fly Zone” and I was there to see our F-16′s come back with bullet holes in them. So don’t try to lie to me and say that he was controlled, you have no idea.

        • JDR Sr

          The F-16 Was shot down after Bush started his war, Bush and his lying side kick cheneeeey started a war on lies. pure and simple

          • Tinwarble

            JDR Sr,

            So, let me get this straight, you weren’t there and didn’t see the bullet holes in our planes, so you say that Bush lied. And I was there, and even during the Clinton years I saw the bullet holes in our planes as we were preforming Operation Southern Watch and can tell you from a first hand perspective that they were being shot at.
            WOW!!!, I sure wished that I had your ability to see across the world with my minds eye and tell what was going on. Perhaps you can enlighten us all and tell us what really has happen to all those planes and boats that have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle, sense you seem to be able to tell what has happened without actually being a witness.

          • Michael J.

            JDR Sr,
            To continue Tinwarble’s thought, I’ve always wondered what Jimmy Hoffa’s actual fate was and also, I haven’t seen my dog in a week. Can you help?
            P.S. Which theater of war was it that you participated in?

    • cynthia

      This is the most RACSIEST WEBSITE I have ever seem. I think that you are a white biget and hate the President because he is BLACK. But what you dont know is you and your whitey people cannot stop what GOD has pronunce to be

      Whitey

      • JC

        Some might dislike him because he is (half) black. I despise him because he is all red. God has pronounced nothing here, but I’m sure he is amused.

      • denniso

        I agree that a lot of the hatred toward Obama is based on race…but,don’t forget that this same kind of hate was directed by these same people at Clinton and Hillary…a lot of it is just aping the hate from Limbaugh and Savage. It’s disgusting and juvenile and at times, racist. It also plays right into the hands of the people who want to bring our country down,like bin Ladden. The word traitors comes to mind.

        • DaveH

          It is you who are the traitor Denniso. You are aiding and abetting those who want to subvert the Constitution and assume Absolute Power.

          • denniso

            You’re joking again,right DaveH??? Absolute power??

          • DaveH

            You would have said the same to Hitler’s detractors, Dumniso, had you been around then.

        • Tinwarble

          Hey, demsho, now don’t tell anyone, but you know there are racist everywhere, there are even some black people that don’t like white people. Maybe, those black people who don’t like Obama are racist too, and they don’t like his white half. Actually, it’s not Obama’s color that people have a problem with, it’s probably because most people have Automatonophobia, although I think you have Ideophobia and Gnosiophobia.

          And I guess the diatribe being spun out by Bill Maher, Janeane Garofalo, Al Franker and the rest of the Liberal talking heads is patriotic. You throw around “traitor” like it’s your own personal football, yet you have never done a patriotic thing in your life. You know what is traitorous, when you try to subvert the Constitution and say that the “Constitution is a charter of negative liberties”, when you do something Unconstitutional by trying to make people buy a product (Health Care) and then fining or making it a offense if you don’t buy the product.

          • DaveH

            Tin,
            The HealthCare Bill is just the tip of the iceberg. Liberals are all about Force. They have little morality. They will take our property and our lives if we let them.
            We have seen that precedent in Germany, Russia, and China.

          • denniso

            Could you be a little more hyperbolic??? That’s kind of tame,don’t you think?

        • DaveH

          Denniso thinks it is clever to make comments that any 13 year old would envy.

        • Meteorlady

          Denniso – Bill and Hillary are a couple of scammers with the morals of dogs in heat. They were crocked in Arkansas (Tyson Chicken payoffs to Bill comes to mind) and were crooked in the White House. The White House had a revolving door for lobbyist and foreigner seeking preferential treatment. Free trade with China was for Walmart because Hillary was on their board for awhile in Arkansas. People mysteriously died or went to prison around them – people that could have shed light on their dealings. Hillary didn’t find court ordered documentation for over a year and then it had been partially destroyed. My point is, most of us hate corruption and lying. We have respect for people of strong moral character and it has nothing to do with skin color. Most of us want the Constitution of this country enforced, not torn apart. If you are going to site how great someone is maybe you should read more history about the person. The Clintons are pretty well documented as are other past presidents.

        • Palin12

          I witnessed a great deal of hatred (in the 2008 elections) towards Sarah Palin from the liberal lunatics. Don’t think for a second that liberals are these kind, caring, wonderful people who never exhibit hatred. Hillary is a prime example of a hardened heart full of hatred for people she disagrees with. This goes back to her days as First Lady (if you can call her a lady, lol) and her ruthless investigation of the White House travel office and using the IRS as her personal weapon. Dodging bullets in Kosovo, indeed!

          • Claire

            Palin12—LOL!!!!! I remember the dodging bullets at Kosovo. I laughed and laughed. She got caught! I thought it was funnier than heck. But it proves a point, a person always gets “caught.”

          • DeNorm/EyesWideShut

            I think all politicians are dodgeing memory loss. They either don’t realize that the public can fact check everything they say or that not everyone is just plain stupid.

          • git it right

            DeNorm, you are 100% correct. People on this site forget that when they make statements they can be fact checked. Then they get mad that their statements didn’t match the facts.

        • Meteorlady

          How about when it was directed at Bush? Oh, wait it’s Ok for you to do that to Bush – his belief system is different than yours.

      • JeffH

        cynthia, Your comments are as racist and as bad as the one that was censored earlier. Why is it that the liberals display so much hatred yet accuse others of being haters?

        • libertytrain

          JeffH – excellent points, sadly that she will not understand.

      • Meteorlady

        OK Cyn – lets talk race. I don’t like Obama anymore than I liked LBJ or FDR – they were socialist and wanted to redistribute my wealth. We have the Black Journalist Society, all black colleges, a Black caucus in the Senate and House, etc etc. We have minority funding opportunities and we have given preferential treatment to minorities for years and years, along with handout programs. Has it all done any good? Maybe some, but most are still where they were when these things started – hugh amounts of money, time and effort spent for little return. We allowed people to step into line before people that had better grades or more work experience. If a white person did any of these things we would be labeled bigots as you have just done. So, I find it offensive that you label me “Whitey” but did that stop you? I worked and paid taxes so all of the above could happen and I got not much back out of it at all except more unfairness, name calling, labeling, and a lot of money wasted. So tell me who is the bigot here – you or me?

        • http://eartshitanddie.org joepa

          Here!!!! Here !!!!!

        • DaveH

          We’re only Bigots if we are not members of the Democratic Party:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_yptS4Hnmc

          • George

            That seems to be a disgusting fact. I love to listen to our conservative black leaders and colleagues discuss their lives, philosophies, and experiences. Many are quite educated and share our love of country, as well as many of our traditions. They want the best for all Americans, including African-Americans, and understand the way to success is through free market capitalism, not socialism like the progressive liberals have been pushing. Our objection to Obama is really our objection to the progressive agenda, not Obama as a person.

        • libertytrain

          Meteorlady – good reply -

      • American Citizen

        Quit looking at his skin color and look at his policies he’s trying to force on us. You are the true racist.

      • TIME

        Cynthia,

        The standard form of Media as in MSN, ABC, CBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, let alone within political circles be they the belt way in DC or your home state is far more so than this sight.
        The very form of segregation of race / color as a preface to the word American that Political Correctness gang created, is far more in the vien of what you note.

        After all your either an American or your not. Just think how it sounds Afician American, English American, French Americanm, Spanish American.
        The very roots of this mind set bring forth a RACE issue that is fundamental flawed.

        Treat everyone as YOU wish to be treated, its that simple, yet that simple rule is found in every Religion. Don’t you think its strange how the media has twisted that.

        Think RATING nothing more nothing less.

      • dmp says :

        CYNTHIA:

        AS YOU HAVE NOTICED, YOU FELL ALONE, WHEN YOU TRIED TO STEP INTO THE WEBSITE OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE FREEDOM. WITH YOUR ” RACIST ” COMMENTS, YOU HAVE LABELED YOURSELF THAT ” RACIST ” SIGNATURE. YOU SHOWED YOURSELF TO THE WORLD, HOW LOW AND POOR UNDERSTANDING YOU HAVE ABOUT WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS BEEN DOING. YOU ARE BLINDED BY HIS “ELOQUENCE” AND “FLOWERY WORDS “, THAT IF YOU ONLY FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION AND SIMPLE UNDERSTANDING TO WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS DONE TO HIS PROMISES, YOU WILL REALIZE THAT HE HAS NOT ACCOMPLISED ANYTHING. THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO ” COOK “AND PLAN BEHIND CLOSE DOORS” WHEN HE PROMISED THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WILL BE TRANPARENT AND EVERTHING WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ALSO, HIS ADMINISTRATION, HAS BEEN TRYING TO FUND ” ABORTIONS ” WITH TAXPAYERS’ MONEY; WHICH IS VERY PERSONAL AND PRIVATE MATTERS. IF YOU WANT TO ABORT YOUR CHILD THAT YOU ARE CARRYING INSIDE YOUR WOMB, WHY SHOULD YOU LET THE PEOPLE PAY FOR IT? YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE TO YOUR UNBORN BABY AND TO GOD, IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD. THERE MANY MANY OTHER THINGS THAT YOUR PRESIDENT AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE DOING, THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW. OPEN YOUR EYES AND LISTEN TO YOUR HEART AND NOT TO THE POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE COLOR OF THEIR SKINS. REMEMBER: KNOW THE REAL TRUTH AND YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT.

      • Claire

        Cynthia–Personally I could care less if a President was green. I am a whitey too, and I suppose you could also call me a “honkie.” But you know what? Names do not bother me. I know what I am and proud of it. The people on this post are expressing their opinions, maybe some go little overboard (I have at times) but nonetheless they have a right to their opinions and a right to express them, whether they are Republican, Democrat, Independent, Conservative,Libertarian, or Progressive. I have never seen the people on this post call Obama the “N” word. If I did, then I would consider it to be a problem. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, enuf said.
        It is a matter of being concerned for the future of America and all Americans.

        • denniso

          Claire…people can express their opinions,true. But when many on this site openly threaten violence against Obama and others and equate them to Hitler and Nazis,don’t you think that’s over the line? Our country has a recent history of assassinations,especially of Blacks and liberals…some of the more hateful and violent comments can be construed as supporting the use of violence against the people who are demonized..much like what Hitler actually did. I can’t believe that you support those sort of comments..they’re not productive and only add to the violent climate in our country.OK,call me names,other people.

          • DaveH

            Denniso,
            Amazing. You are allowed to bore the others on this board with your Liberal diatribes and yet you seek to silence the voices of those who differ in opinion. You are much more like Hitler than those you accuse.

          • George

            Denniso,

            I agree that we should not encourage violence against each other or our political leaders in particular. That is over the top. However, please keep in mind that conservatives are generally opposed to a strong central government, and actually fear it. This is a historical fear that has its roots in the conflicts the Irish and Scottish people had with the English government, and later problems many of the Western pioneers had with the established Eastern government, differences the South had with the North over states rights, and on and on. Conservatives are folks who often live in rural states where hunting and gun ownership is a tradition. Conservatives serve in our military services and are familiar with handling and using guns in support of this country. So, sometimes conservatives may express their concern for a strong central government in terms that offend liberals, but just remember, conservatives love this country and will defend it against enemies, both foreign and “domestic.” Also, keep in mind that if you support the progressive movement, you are seen by conservatives as advocating abandonment or change to many of our honored traditions, including our Constitution in its original form and meaning, and a strong central government, which conservatives dislike at its core. Conservatives are generally very good people, but they often see progressives as enemies of this country……….

          • Meteorlady

            Thanks George – you said it well. We love our country and it’s people. We love our freedoms more than our government right now and that’s a fact. We have had more and more freedoms taken away from us. If you don’t believe that talk to an older American and find out what it was like when the were younger. States have the right to institute health care, social services, subsidized housing, etc. but the Federal Government has not rights to do that and the Constitution merely states that they should protect our property, protect our sovereignty, provide us defense from foreign invasions and most of protect our freedoms. They have not done that, nor have they demonstrated that they are capable of doing that. I for one, hate the fact that I am thought a child by my government who regulates everything from the food I eat to the seat belt I am force to wear – all freedoms lost.

          • denniso

            George….thanks for not calling me or Obama any names. I don’t think you believe that liberals/Dems don’t love their country too,do you? And if conservatives think that we’re are ‘enemies of our country’,you should know that we believe that arch conservatives are wrecking the country,and in the case of Cheny/Bush,wrecking the world. We think that extreme conservatives want to keep the country and the world stuck in the dark ages,for instance gay rights,civil rights. We also think,w/ good reason,that most conservatives are always in favor of war rather than talk and reason.
            If conservatives are so worried about large central gov’t,then why didn’t they scream about all that Cheny/Bush were doing in that regard?? Increased domestic surveilance,more concentrated presidential powers,more big spending…

          • DDC

            denniso
            you are the only one on here that I see slinging mud. You are always talking about Hitler, the Nazi’s, Bush/Cheney, and always calling people names that are not understanding what in the hell you are talking about. I think you are about a no. 1 out of 10 when you are spouting off about something you don’t even make sense talking about.
            We have got the WORST PRESIDENT in office now that has ever been in the White House. He is not smart enough to run a HUMANE SOCIETY. Just remember one thing, his time is limited. For he is a MUSLIM, and he is trying to get his MUSLIM BUDDIES off the hook by bringing their trials to New york. He deserves to be in there with them. He is no better and his standards are no better than theirs.

        • denniso

          OK numbskull, so now you think that threats of violence against the president and people on this site is just ‘opinion’?? Wow,that’s some ‘intellectual’ thought on your part…those sort of ‘comments’ are inciting people to violence, which is exactly what you and some others here want to happen. You’re just too cowardly to admit that.

          • TIME

            D O,
            You are really out there, but then again I see you toss out insult after insult, yet you feel in some twisted way thats all within the scope of normal behavior.

            I don’t see where persons frustration with a government that has lost its ability to hear, or act toward the public in a way that is anything less than with totaly contempt of the very people that voted them in.

            I have yet to see anyone act in a way that can be noted as violent, yet you set out to {inflame} with every post you make.
            As I see it; your like the pot calling the kettle black, oh wait that may have a race overtone even if its been an adage for countless years that clearly displays {double standards.}
            If it were not for “double standards,” you would have none.

          • DaveH

            Denniso is just here to ply his Saul Alinsky tactics which fail miserably with intelligent people. Talk about inciting people; he is trying his best. But, as with most Liberal endeavors, his best isn’t very good. Ah, the nostalgia. It takes me back to the good old days – eigth grade, when debates were conducted with childish manipulative tactics like those Denniso employs.
            Of course, he has no choice. There is enough empty space between his ears for Captain Kirk to park the Enterprise.

          • judy marie

            YOU are very close to having a good point. bloggs like this and others give us all a chance to continue in the line of reactionism. we have since kennedy got shot, if not before. this is just an exercise of playing one section of society against another. if its dem-lib gay-straight – male-female tall-short fat-skinny black-white
            as for me i am a member of the human race. i believe in god. i like sex. guns are a necessity for freedom.
            but if we on this site, enjoying our liberty and freedom of speech cant be responsibly respectful in our exchange, then the THEY behind obabba, well- they won.

          • Michael J.

            Denniso,
            Yuri Bezmenov stated as an example of aggressive progressive tactics that,”My opinion is logical and your opinion is illogical no matter what the topic may be”. Saul Alinsky was a major theorist associated with The Frankfurt School whose twisted conception of logic this was. The Frankfurt School in 1920′s Germany was also responsible for the concept of what is now reffered to as,”Political Correctness”.

      • nwrkjoel

        Hey to take away your “race card”. Mr. Obama is mullato, not black.

        • Michael J.

          Nwrkjoel,
          Mr. Obama’s skin color and facial features are very much a common thing amongst his fellow Kenyan countrymen. His light skinned caucasion like features however, have been attributed to his white mother and is a topic that has been allowed to flourish in an effort to leave out the possibility in the minds of the public that he may have in fact been adopted by his white mother. This scenario provides motive for smuggling the infant Obama to Hawaii and the application for a Certificate of Live Birth instead of a Birth Certificate.

          This burning question of eligibility is destined to become an inigma which may rival the question of the second shooter on the grassy knoll.

          • judy marie

            we live in a country where the case disputing his qualification, how do you say it, his valid citizenship, was tossed out of court, what, twice? how is that possible? by the time we get done appealing the diecisions, it may be too late.

          • Michael J.

            Judy Marie,
            Exactly, How is that possible? Rumor has is that Associate Justice, David Soutor resigned because of the courts refusal to hear two cases that disputed Obama’s eligibility to be POTUS.

      • cr747

        cynthia, the biggest racist we have in Washington is Barrack Obama. He has showed this many times right in front of our on eyes. I think you could look back and see that this is his weakness.
        No one considered his race during election time, because it didn’t show. Now that he is in office he is beginning to show his true color.
        I was raised around black people. They worked in our home, and where loved by all of my family. They in turn loved our family. They were treated the way that we wanted to be treated. They were fantastic in doing the jobs that was appointed to them, they never complained.
        Color does not have anything to do with jobs or leaders. The ones that are in Washington whether white or black were put there by as many white people as there was black people. Those of you that are trying to push the RACE game are completely absurd. There is no room for this in our society today.
        As a trial lawyer I will say that I handle more black cases than I do white cases. You could go to any of their families, white or black, and they will tell you that they where treated with utmost respect from any one of my law offices. That is one thing I will not tolerate out of any of my lawyer representatives.
        I also will not tolerate any lawyers or clients lying to me.
        I meet with a lot of our house members in congress, and yes there has been times that I have had to turn many of them away. The reason being was of the racist nature some of them showed.
        We as a nation we need to learn to get along with color of skin, no matter what color they are, or we are. I am a white male, played basketball with a lot of black people that where much better players than me. Some of them went on to play in the NBA. Both colors.

        I do not agree with what, and how Obama is handling our nation in many ways, but the color of his skin has nothing to do with it. Yes he has lied numerous times, and double talked on many different issues before us today. You on here know exactly what issues I am talking about, because you have mentioned them in many different comments day after day.
        We as people need to put aside the race issue to better provide for our country. We can disagree on issues but we do not need to involve race in those things that we disagree on.
        God made us all, and he gave some of us different color skin.We need to love one another the way God has made us. GOD BLESS YOU—AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • George

          Thank you. I enjoyed your story, and agree with your conclusion.

        • Meteorlady

          Nice story – but…… Jesse and Al would have no income if everyone were just “Americans”. It is to their benefit to keep the races separate. It’s how they make their money and fame. If you really want to place blame – place it on them. Have you ever seen or heard of them going into communities, pulling up their sleeves and helping out “their” people? Do they give most of their salaries, like other clergy, to help better the standards of living in the communities they profess to represent? Until we stop portraying people as something other than American we will be divided and there will be people like Cynthia who hate.

      • usmadgirl

        Cynthia,

        I have NEVER seen any racist comments on this site. If ONE nitwit comes here to disrupt this site, it’s probably a trouble-causing, liberal instigator! What people keep forgetting, O-bum-a is HALF WHITE, even though he’s rejected his heritage of his own WHITE mother. So WHO’S THE RACIST?!

        Our rejection to this ENTIRE administration (not just O-bum-a) has nothing to do with skin color. We’re not that shallow! We’re against this radical, Progressive agenda! We’re against Big Government attempting to control every aspect of our lives. We’re against tyranny! We’re against having our free, capitalist republic turned into a third world country or being part of a universal government!

        I’m sick of being called a “racist” simply because I disagree with this president’s agenda & because I don’t want to live under a “dictator” that thinks he has the right to impose his “Executive Orders” over the People & our Constitution. Were all black people who were against Bush racists?

        You & everybody else need to get off the “race card”, because we’re sick of it!

        • DaveH

          Just ignore them MadGirl. They know we aren’t racists. They just have no logical arguments to add so they must launch personal attacks.

      • Robin from Indiana

        cynthia…
        Barry is a mulatto! He’s not black and he’s not white! So who is being racist? Are the comments against his lack of leadership skills and experience only directed to his half black side, or his half white side? How do you know which?
        Sweetie… race has nothing to do with it. This 2010 and by the mere fact that he was voted in as president should prove that issue.
        Now as far as WHO he is… that is another story. But trust me, it has nothing to do with the color or his skin!

    • Isirio Abelon

      Mr. Kenneth; Agreed, agreed. The Democratic party’s arrogance is over!!!!
      Example:
      Senior Citizens who supported Obama in 2008 election have deep, deep regrets. If you cut 500 billions dollars on Medicare, and the “DEATH PANEL”? you scare the hell out of them.

      Young voters are scared as well; because if they do not participate or purchase their own insurance as mandated by the government, they will go to jail. Your own government put you to jail?

      Women should uproar as well, because they are not allowed to have mammogram except once every other year.

      Blaming Bush is an old trick and it doesn’t work anymore, people are awaken to reality. Reminder: The Republican party are in control in 1996 until 2006. The unemployment between 1996- 2006 was 7%, and never above 8%. Democrats took control in 2006 – present, Today they quadruple the deficit, Voter frauds (the ACORN), highest unemployment since 1983, out of control government spending, back room deal with Sen. Bell Nelson of Nebraska, $300 millions dollars to the Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and so on…

      We have good people in our side; Like, Michael Steel who is working hard, smart, eloquent, friendly, and of course; the groups of fearless, maverick brilliant Republicans who fought hard for liberty and the United States Constitution. I think we can pull this up in November. Bravo. Adios.
      Isirio

      • judy marie

        if we blame any one president, or any one race, any one branch of the government, any political party, any freedom movement, any rights movement, one side or another we are holding a losing hand.
        long as we look at them, we arent looking at us.
        what can we do?

    • http://Don'thaveone Sally

      Putting into prospective what a trillion really really is. I should send this to the White House so they won’t be throwing those numbers around like it is a buck twenty five.
      A friend recently gave me a sense of how much a trillion is with an illustration you can also find on various Internet sites. A million seconds, he said, is 12 days, while a billion seconds is 31 years. A trillion seconds? That’s 31,688 years. In other words, a trillion is a whole, whole lot, and that’s something you might keep in mind when reading that the U.S. deficit for 2009 is now projected at $1.4 trillion, which is a cool trillion more than the deficit in 2008 and the most government spending as a percentage of gross domestic product – 10 percent – since World War II.”

    • denniso

      Dan…you say Obama is showing ‘malicious disregard of the founding fathers’. Is that supposed to be a joke or is it what it sounds like, insanity?? You people are SO beyond reason,once again I’m amazed! I keep thinking that some of you will actually discuss issues rationally,but no,you can’t. Now,for some reason here…I am a liberal,independent,and irate over the idea that either the feds or state gov’t could try to force us to buy any product from a private corp. It’s patently unconstitutional and if it came to be,I think it would be held to be unconstitutional..but,that doesn’t mean that we don’t urgently need major healthcare reform..it’s just a lousy way to achieve reform and is a sell out to your favorite buddies,the giant med corporations.

      • Meteorlady

        Denniso: You want facts and valid arguments – Here’s some research for you on Health Care and Hillary’s attempt. Read it – it sounds oh so familiar.

        http://www.hillaryclintonquarterly.com/hillaryclintonhealthcarereform.htm

        Here’s some more research for you:

        http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703746604574461610985243066.html

        If you’d like more, please let me know, because I do read alot.

      • Meteorlady

        I have a couple of questions for you also.

        Do you think it was right to take over GM and give a controlling share to the Unions? It was, after all my money that was given to a failed, poorly run corporation.

        Do you think it right that after I worked and did everything right in my life I now have to pay for people that didn’t choose to take advantage of the opportunities that were there for them?

        Where do you think the money will come from for all these grand social experiments? The rich are leaving this country and going elsewhere and the ones that are still here are using accountant to shelter their dollars. Got a conclusion yet?

        • denniso

          Meteor…Ronald Reagan,god of conservatives,bailed out Chrysler in the early 80′s. He did it to save American jobs. Pretty simple. Obama is trying to save our capitalist economy by preventing a huge depression..one aspect in the effort is to save businesses that employ tens of thousands of American workers. Read what almos all trained economists say about the recession and bailouts and stimulus and try to imagine that they know a little more than you or I or your fellow hotheads.

          • eyeswideopen

            They also bailed out Amtrac and a large bank that a Bush son ran in Illinois. denniso, you forget, they bailed out the entire WallStreet group and don’t want to do anything for Main Street. Repubs allready saying no, to any assistance for jobs programs, or tax reductions for middle class. Heard Boehner was over visiting AIG’s CEO, trying to get them to donate to the Republican Party. Let’s get this straight, Republican President asks US taxpayers to bail out Wall Street, they continue to not lend money to smaller banks that serve small business,(Main Street) and now our money will be sent to the Republican Party?If you are going to steal our money, try and be a little less obvious, get it from some of the corporations that we all didn’t bail out with our tax dollars. No integrity.

    • (Wondering Woman)

      Trying the whole shebang for treason could shorten their time in Washington, DC and end the stalling game their backers are playing..
      the object of this stalling is to give them more time to totally destroy us – way past time for our elected officials who swore to uphold our Constitution – to start doing their duty – treason is still treason!!!! and trial for treason sounds more like justice than “tarred and feathered”!

      And if we follow long standing advice to “follow the money” a total
      audit of the Federal Reserve Bank just might flush out their backers.

    • PJ

      OOOPS!! What happened? Obamacare is now law! So much for your filibuster.

  • http://maandpa3334@yahoo.com Allan Chamberlain

    I have been thinking about that every since He got into Office,I am 76 years old and I think he is the worst President we have ever HAD Thank’s, Allan.

    • American Citizen

      Yes, he makes the other two look good, Carter and Clinton.

      • George

        Don’t forget Wilson and FDR. They started this whole mess. Everyone else has just continued kicking the can down the road…..

        • git it right

          George, I am a Conservative, and your statement is correct. Since Reagan, we have had Conservatives in office as Republicans. Pres. Reagan got his policies passed by the Democrats, he also had a horrible mess on his hands with a recession, bad banking(S&L RTC) practices caused 123b loss, high unemployment 10.2%, big deficit and the other party worked with him to solve the problems. Didn’t like that he passed bill making 3 million illegals, citizens but I forgave him. When Pres. Bush Sr. came into office he had to raise taxes, so what Pres. Reagan did wasn’t all that good, or our taxes wouldn’t have to have been raised. I really want to know how everything got so out of whack with Conservatives and Republicans in office? What happened? You treat everybody nicely, so I ask you. Thank you, in advance.

  • Connie

    President Obama doesn’t have a clue as to what the “core values” of the American people are! They certainly are not the same as his—like unfathomable debt on the shoulders of our grandchildren. The complaints he expresses about the arrogance of America show up vividly in the arrogance we see in him. Could he be more stubborn? I compare Obama to the Pharaoh of the Exodus who was so stubborn he devastated his country. I hope and pray history doesn’t repeat itself.

    • BOOTumALL

      I agree that this series of events has mobilized the majority of freedom loving Americans. That the left will suffer serious setbacks in the 2010 elections. I only hope we can elect enough freshman to the Senate and Congress and they don’t get the inoculation as they enter that rarified area inside the beltway. To squander this opportunity by not reducing the size of government, reducing foriegn aid, imposing harsh penalties on illegal aliens and those that employ them, investigate the corrupt unions and their bosses, we will not deserve another chance to save this union. Remember when our founding fathers established this union the u in united States wasn’t capitalized.

      • DaveH

        Whether we deserve another chance, or not, we will probably not get it. Hopefully we will not waste all this Anti-Big Government energy. There are some core things we need to get done if we want to restore this country to freedom and prosperity:
        1) We need to take back the educational system. The Federal Government needs to be gotten out of the public school system. We need to institute voucher systems across the States, so parents can send their children to the school of their choice. We need to start now to reverse the decades of Propaganda that has been foisted on our children.
        2) We need to get rid of the ridiculously complex, intrusive, and incentive-robbing Income Tax System. Each year we have to jump through extraordinary hoops for that system, and the hoops increase as we work harder and make more money, thus penalizing us for being productive. Is it good to penalize people for working harder? I think not. The increase of productivity would be astounding if we just got rid of the Income Tax.
        3) We need to cut the Federal Government back to its Constitutional Powers. Can you imagine a Government expecting its citizens to be Law-Abiding when the Government itself does not obey the law?

        I could go on but I don’t want your eyes to glaze over.

        • Meteorlady

          In order to take back the educational system you would need to have each state refuse federal money. Once a state takes the “bribe” from the federal government, they are hooked and have to jump through the hoops to get more money for the system. Plus, it’s not fair to states that haven’t take as much money or don’t want to jump through the hoops that other states take federal tax dollars. I asked my nephew who is 17, if he had every had anything in class on the Constitution, how this country was founded or the Bill or Rights – is answer, NO he had no idea. What ever happened to American History in our schools? What ever happened to teaching in our national language which is English? If I had children in school now I would home school or private school if I could afford it.

          The Federal Government was established to protect our legal rights with a Judicial system, secure our boards and protect us from invasions and protect our property. They have so overstepped their bounds that we may never get it back in prospective.

          • DaveH

            For the Federal Government to tax the states and then use that money to bribe them to do things the Federal Government way is just an end-run around the Constitutional Limitations of Power for the Federal Government. It needs to be stopped!

          • JC

            The states need to withold taxes in the first place.

          • denniso

            DaveH,famous libertarian,says that we need to get the fed gov’t out of the public schools because the kids are being propogandized by the gov’t…I guess he thinks it’s OK for kids to be propogandized by any sort of private school…extreme evangelical,muslim,wiccan?? Public schools have never been perfect,just like our society,but the idea is to give every kid a chance to be educated around core studies,whether they are rich or poor. For all it’s problems,the public school system is one of the great modern sucesses in our country,w/ thousands of teachers busting their butts harder than most of these whiners and complainers on this site and millions of kids getting decent education opportunities.

          • Michael J.

            Denniso,
            Justifying government indoctrinary education by pointing out aleged propogandizing in private schools does not make Gov-Ed smell any better. We expect a diversified education for our children, not one sided ideology. The very best example for DaveH’s argument, is you.

          • denniso

            ‘Indoctrinary’??? And, I didn’t justify gov’t indoctrination at all. My kid ,as well as me yrs ago,recites the pledge of allegiance…that’s gov’t indoctrination and I would think you approve of that?? Until just a few yrs ago,almost all history was centered around white males,to the exclusion of women and blacks and hispanics…I would bet that you approved of that slant on history also. I sat in geography w/ the world map on the wall w/ the U.S. right in the middle,looking dominant…Did you enjoy that indoctrination too?? And are you going to pay taxes to fund vouchers for religious schools that you don’t like? Muslim?Hindu?? I don’t think so…

          • Michael J.

            Denniso,
            How is anyone going to be able to iron out the wrinkles in your cerebral cortex if you keep on denying statements that you posted earlier in the same day? Anyone would agree that you were justifying the practices of Gov-Ed by comparing them to the aleged pratices of private schools.
            And Gov-vouchers are fine by me as long as revisionist history, America hating, jihad, honor killings, be-headings, condom/cucumber relationships and gay penguins are not included in the curiculum.

          • jschmid

            School choice should be the norm throughout the country and it would probably be cheaper than the stranglehold the public schools have on education. It’s the taxpayers money, not the governments. The taxpayers should be able to send their children to the school that is most appropriate for them. We also need to reaffirm fundamentals like Civics, History, Math and English. We have children graduating who can’t read, write, add simple numbers in their head and know nothing about how this country works. But they know all about the environment, the lie of global warming, sex and how wonderful Obama and the Dems are. I know from personal experience how acedemia holds conservatism in contemp and passes opinion on as fact.

          • DaveH

            Let me add a requirement – Economics. It is probably the most important subject our children should learn. And that is probably why the public school propagandists don’t teach it. They don’t want the kids to learn how the Government is wasting our money.

            And Private schools are definitely run more efficiently than are Public schools:
            http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10362

          • Marilyn

            I agree about education. I came from Canada and was horrified when people would ask if I knew so and so in Canada. They had no idea we were a country from east to west coast like the US.Then I would get asked what it was like living in an igloo and what the inside looked like.The English grammer is bad and when I try to correct my grand kids and explain what is wrong, they give me strange looks as they don’t know what I’m talking about. I never hear about kids skipping grades.Our teachers would push us on before they would hold us back which kept our interest in school.Hours were spent on homework and had to be done before the fun stuff. God forbid you disrupted the class as it would be worse punishment when you got home…

          • Claire

            DaveH–I sent my two kids to Lutheran schools and never regretted doing so. At the time, there was a lot of “unrest” here in town if you know what I mean. My son is frugal and my daughter spends money like it is going out of style. Two different personalities. But they are good people.

          • Claire

            And they did receive a good education. I am thankful for that.

          • George

            Dave,

            I absolutely agree with teaching economics. I’d really like for them to get an education on the advantages of capitalism over socialism. But then, that’s something the progressives can not allow…..

          • George

            Progressives only want you to have one choice, the one they want you to take. So long as we’ve got progressives in charge of our government, we’ll get fewer and fewer choices on everything until we’re doing exactly what they want us to do.

          • Tinwarble

            DaveH,

            I would add, HISTORY, it is one of the most important things that should be taught. “If you don’t learn from history, you are bound to repeat it.”.

          • American Citizen

            It’s time to do some housecleaning in D.C. Some of those Departments need to be abolished, such as the NEA. A total waste of our money.

          • DaveH

            And the Department of Energy whose mandate was to wean us from foreign oil.
            And the Department of Education which has just turned into the Government propaganda arm.

          • judy marie

            just EXACTLY how does one abolish a department, like the NEA,dept of energy – and department of education? IT WOULD HELP TO HAVE SOME POSITIVE direction to the bloggs…i am ashamed that i am new at this blogging thing. new at the political stuff too. i am registered to vote now. and my vote may be important, but what i do politically..i dont know naything more. plus typing is bad.

          • Tinwarble

            Judy,

            One way to abolish a department, is for Congress to defund that department. I believe the only other way would be through a Presidential Executive Order. But some others here may have some other ideas.

          • DaveH

            Congress established them. Congress can abolish them. We just need to tell our respective parties that we will not vote for any more candidates that don’t promise to cut the size of Government. And stick to it.

          • George

            So sad, but just goes to show just how deeply embedded the progressives have gotten in our educational system. Remember, the progressives don’t care about our Constitution or traditions. They want to change everything with a strong central government control over everything.

          • denniso

            George, why are you just repeating the same mantra as everyone else here? I’ve assumed you were smarter than some here,and reasoned a bit more,but you’re only echoing the same old cliches…evil ‘central gov’t’ and evil ‘progressives’ who essentially hate our country. You can do better George.

          • Michael J.

            Denniso,
            Funny thing is that you are the product of everything George talked about in his comments. You are just to blinded by the Messiahs aura to see it.

          • denniso

            Michael…I’m past the juvenile stage of developement so i have no ‘messiahs’…you ,on the other hand,apparently worship at the altar of Limbaugh,Savage,Beck and O’Reilly,judging by your ‘talking points’ that are identical to their meaningless blab.

          • Michael J.

            Denniso,
            It’s funny that you mentioned “juvenile” because that’s exactly what government socialist indoctrination produces. By teaching that government shall make all the decisions, they lock the minds of individuals into that of a child.

            And it just so happens that O’Reilly and Beck often say the things that I and other conservatives are thinking, not the other way around.

          • denniso

            Michael…so,that’s interesting..you guys think that you came up w/ all the ‘conservative’ talking points and that Limbaugh and Beck follow you? You can’t imagine that they are leading you down a path that benefits them and they’re bank accts?

        • thefedupamerican

          Dave,
          If conservatives DO ‘get the chance’ we must never, never forget the danger this country was put in by progressives. Conservatives tend to live and let live. Unlike libs, we do not tend to assassinate the character of a person just because of a difference of opinion. Progressives, on the other are single minded in their desire to change America into a socialist state. Look at the last 40 years where they have infiltrated Academia, the media, entertainment etc. While conservatives have been busy producing, the progressives have been busy taking over our institutions. If we just win the next two elections and then go back to sleep, that incremental creep by progressives will continue. We MUST remember what it means to be Americans. We must teach liberty and freedom to everyone we meet. And we can never just put up and shut up again…for the sake of the country. Let Obama be our wake up call! http://www.thefedupamerican.com

          • DaveH

            I agree.

          • denniso

            Fedup…you’ve got to be kidding,right?? ‘Conservatives don’t assassinate the character of those you disagree with’? Wow!! You better look around this site…your comment is ludicrous and laughable. Obama equated w/ Hitler? Obama is a fascist? Obama wants to kill off old people? Obama is a communist? Obama is not an American? Either you are blind or in total denial of what your party does in smearing their opposition. The Repub party is nothing but a party of character assasination and personal smears. Listen to your god Limbaugh…he smears absolutely everyone he disagrees with. Wake up man!!

          • JeffH

            I will second that. Well said.

          • Michael J.

            Progressive ideology needs to be exposed for what it is, Marxism/Lennonism and then eliminated.
            Also, Political Correctness which most people assume is a recent indigenous phenomenom is actually a Marxist tactic conceived in 1920′s Germany designed to promote tension through racsism and sexual deviance.

          • TIME

            Michael, Your on target, saddly I side with both as I find both have positive points.

            But in so far as the people of USA Please note that Barry Soto stated he is a “progressive” he is not a Democrat, The Clinton’s stated they too are progressive’s, as well John Mac&CheeseCane has also stated he too is, let alone both Bush’s. So really what choice do you have?

            Folks take note of words these people use, words have great power understand the words, understand the values that YOUR leaders tell you they follow by way of their words.
            I don’t care how many babbies they kiss, a “progressive” is not a friend to the US, nor to anyone who craves “FREEDOM.”

            But as I said I do agree with many points that progressive’s have.

            In the end the only thing that has value, is one word, “FREEDOM.”

            Progressivism is based on zero “FREEDOM” for you, {its only for a slect few,} again understand the value of words, and what they really mean.

          • Michael J.

            Time,
            The answer is to cast ballots toward Constitutional Conservatives.

          • Marilyn

            You said it right to our hearts and I can only add that the one good thing Obahma has done for us, is to wake us up to the dangers we are seeing now… I don’t think from this day forward this country will let this happen again. I only hope people stay alert through this mess. When we get things going in right direction we need to start working on term limits for Congress as they feel too secure which causes laziness and need to be brought back to reality and how they got there…BY THE PEOPLE…

          • DaveH

            That’s funny American,
            Even the Liberal Jon Stewart is turning on Obama.

        • http://Don'thaveone Sally

          I can remember when our two children were in high school, when they came home we would have to sit them down and debrief them and show them the truth. I had forgotten about that. Didn’t have to do that when they were in foreign schools however.

      • Sam

        I second the motion and also we need to start impeachment of Obomantion and his crew

      • Sam

        I second the motion and also we need to start impeachment of Obomantion and his crew.

        His crew is all. wer must start asap. what are waiting for?

        • BrianO

          Have you signed the petition of impeachment?

          http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/

          • JeffH

            …many months ago. To the rest of you that feel this way, don’t be afraid to put your X on the dotted line.

          • judy marie

            I WILL KEEP THE WEBSITE- but not ready to make that move. remeber when kennedy died, johnson was next in line…well, I don’t trust the line-up as it stands. we could be out of the frying pan and into the power, along with the chaos that comes with a newly elected, or newly appointed president. do we want to compound the fracture that is obama? will there be new executive orders to re-inforce the patriot act? and would this effort of impeachment be sufficient for the newly appointed, should we succeed, and we could very well..
            but would this allow them to step up to the plate and declare a state of national crisis?

  • gaetano

    I guess I have to just say what I feel.I HATE OBAMA,BECAUSE I KNOW HE IS A FAKE.He is not a leader and could never be.I hate Pelosi worst then Obama, and I know she is past history.Well that leaves Reid. This man is a comunist,and its time for him to dissapear.Now for the big on!!!! ” I TOLD YOU SO”

    • denniso

      You’re spewing the talking points of Limbaugh and Savage…I doubt you could name one rational reason why you hate Pelosi or Reid..you’re nothing but a rightwing reactionary who is doing the bidding of your corporate masters…think a little on your own,please.

      • Michael J.

        Denniso,
        Why waste time sighting reasons for disliking Dirty Harry Reid, he’s history soon anyhow. Pelosi, on the other hand is snugly nestled in the bowels of communism, San Francisco that is. Dug in like an Alabama Tick, it will take the next earthquake that will turn Arizona into ocean front property before we see the last of her. But since you asked i’ll provide you with a few examples why conservatives disagree with her.

        Pelosi said, “Van Jones is one of the most inovative and strategic thinkers of our time. He is what I like to call a magnificent distruptor of the status quo”. She failed to mention however, that he is also a self proclaimed communist.

        She has stated that she will pole vault and parachute in order to pass Obamacare, what ever it takes in spite of the fact that the majority of Americans don’t want it. Besides, at her age I would think she would have trouble passing her last meal, let alone Obamacare.

        She has stated that people who refuse to purchase health care should go to jail.

        Plenty more examples, too little time.

  • http://maandpa3334@yahoo.com Allan Chamberlain

    I am a 76 Year old Man and Retired,I have never seen a President that has spent so much money in a very short time,Plus he is killing off the Older People that has made this Country what it was before he took Offic,We need to KICK HIM AND ALL OF THE BIG UNION BOSSES OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE FOR GOOD,AND [NOW]Thank’s Allan.

    • http://Yahoo Dee D

      Allan – Are you willing to admit to being one of the over 70 year ages that have caused our situation to fall into the gutter? We’ve returned to the polls and put the same scum bags into office time and time again.
      We are the Government and we’ve done one lousy job. We have allowed the game planners to map out the strategy for the game plan and we’ve played our role very well. I’m not very proud of myself for the role I’ve played. Are you? Every body wants term limits – well it’s been at our finger tips every election. But still we wait for our employees to do the job for us. Wasen’t it Kennedy who said ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country. Let’s start helping ourselves instead of relying on the next guy.

      • American Citizen

        Don’t put us all in the same bucket. Some of us try to keep track of how our Senators and Representatives vote and cast our votes accordingly.

  • B.J. Holmes

    “Obummer’s” goals for America are not ours. He plainly plans to destroy the economy, make us subservient to dictatorships, become, himself a dictator with his henchmen in place. Notice he has never had one associate with character. None can figure out how to pay personal taxes, even with H.& R. Block on every corner, he doesn’t know this is a Christian nation, he doesn’t know where he was born, on and on. He even thinks he is Black when his mother was White. That fake fact got a few votes. If we don’t realize that God is the answer, we won’t find success.

    • Sam

      Truer words cannot be spoken

  • C. Taylor

    I did not vote for him. I did not trust him then and I do not trust now. I knew all the promises he made were all lies. Thank you Massachusetts, Texas is forever grateful. And thanks to all the radio talk shows, Fox News, and the emails from Chip Wood the Author of this. Had it not been for all of them, we would all still be in the dark. The government would have been like a thief in the night. It would have been to late. Americans must continue to stand together to protect our rights. The right to choose. Everyone knows what is good for them, we do not need the government to make choices on our behalf. I LIKE MY FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/outcome-of-massachusetts-senate-race-may-affect-healthcare-debate-in-congress-19554011/ Dale DuBois

    If Obama had the support of 10% of the people of the USA they would have to be the half-wits. The only people around where I live who support Obama are the half-wits. Just ask a good strong Democrat what he thinks of Obama and he will change the subject. I do see that a few Democrat politicians are now showing their doubt about Obama and then someday there will be more to finally it will come crashing down around Obama and the sooner the better. The people of the USA should have known better to elect this half black half white liar that has no experience in leadership. But he promised change and some people fell for it.

    • Don

      Great article! This man, with his eloquent words will lead us in despair, if, we don’t stay diligent as a freedom, christian nation, stand up for our values and principles, he will destroy us.In 2012, cast your vote to get him out of office! Lets shake up his liberal followers in 2010.

      • Gideon Jones

        The Keystone supports the structure. Pull out the Keystone and the structure crumbles. The Keystone in this monstrosity is the Fact that obama is not a legal President. He is an imposer whose actions and beliefs are identical to those held by radical islamists who hate America. The Founders provided a way to remove such when and if the Congress abdicated their duty to do so. That means is the appointing of a Grand Jury who would have authority over any other and who would identify ,indict ,convict, and punish the guilty and restore to office
        only those who qualify by Birth and word and deed to uphold and defend the Constitution and the American ideals. God Bless America.

        • DaveH

          From http://campus.udayton.edu/~grandjur/faq/faq1.htm

          “Unlike trial juries, grand juries don’t decide if someone is guilty of criminal charges that have been brought against them. Grand juries listen to evidence and decide if someone SHOULD be charged with a crime.”

          • http://Yahoo Dee D

            Dave – 99.99% of our so called reps in Washington should be chasrged with all the crimes they’ve been guilty of commiting – But alas MONEY TALKS loud and precise and very clear.

    • thefedupamerican

      I live in a heavily Democrat area…in fact it is referred to as the ‘people’s republic’. Here’s what I’m seeing of those who support Obama. The African Americans still support him 100%…hey, who cares about his policies, what matters is his race. The remaining ethnicities seem unable to admit that Obama was a mistake. I even have a brother in law who voted Obama and, in spite of being well educated, he simply cannot see the direction the country is headed and how very concerned we all should be. So you’re right Dale, people fell for it, and some simply cannot let go. I don’t think we should be complaisant in thinking BO may not get reelected. Remember, he still has a corrupt academia, media, the entertainment community, George Soros and all of his minions, not to mention ACORN.

      • TeresaE

        Exactly.

        Now add the upcoming middle of the night Amnesty that will create millions more Obama voters.

        I’m afraid we small government types waited too long. And now those that benefit from the corruption/ineptitude outnumber those of us that have to pay for it.

        By a great margin.

        • American Citizen

          I wonder what they will do when they run out of our money.

          • DaveH

            They did that about March of last year. They just borrow it and burden our children.

      • http://Yahoo Dee D

        thefedupamerican- Now we are getting to the meat of your problem. You are afraid since Obana is black, the blacks are gonna get a little more than the whites are gonna get. REMRMBER, He did not get to pick his parents and he is part white and he bleeds red,like us and he feels the same pain when we are hurt.

        • JeffH

          Dee D, you are completely wrong with your response. The real fact is that we do have a huge Illegal problem and the Democrats along with the president won’t hesitate to use it to theri advantage. This isn’t the black/white thing you are pushing off here.

        • http://msn sam

          Dee, get a life.

        • http://Don'thaveone Sally

          Dee – What planet did you say you lived on? Whites get more than the blacks – they are the only ones in America that have the priveledge to work and slave and pay for all the illigentmate (spelling) children on welfare, all in prisons, while the minorities according the government, black, american indian, east indian, spanish surname,, eskimos, and oh yes white women. The white male does not have a chance. Even academics have been lowered so that the blacks could play sports. Don’t tell me they are down trodden and we are afraid they are going to have more than us. The ones that I really feel sorry for are the good black people that have made it and made a name for themselves without the help of their “brothers” and raised their families with pride.

        • Tinwarble

          Dee D,

          This is not a black/white issue, this is a Progressive/Constitutional issue, and most people don’t want what the progressives are offering. And you want to make this about race, but you apparently don’t see that it is the Progressives that want to keep minorities down. By telling minorities that they aren’t good enough to make it on there own, and that they need the government to get ahead. And perhaps you just don’t know history, maybe you should read this, and learn something about the Democratic Party:

          http://hnn.us/roundup/entries/3554.html

        • Tinwarble
          • DaveH

            You and I both know that what Obama is pushing has nothing to do with Black or White, or Healthcare, or saving us from Global Warming. It is all about buying votes and giving the Federal Government more power over the people.

          • JC

            That’s right. What Obama is doing by “giving” us health care and “stimulating” General Motors (et al)is ripping the guts right out of private industry and imposing government largesse on all of us…in the name of “progress”. It’s all such blatant communism and its happening in what was formerly the land of the free and the home of the brave. God save us from these lunatics as we seem incapable of helping ourselves.

          • Tinwarble

            DaveH,

            Oh, I know, but when someone wants to play that old “race card”, they should know just who has been the racist down through history.

        • JC

          Arguing about who gets what from the government is a pathetically childish view. NObody should get ANYthing from the government. God damned Liberals are determined to suck the life blood right out of this country. May they all suffer a long and painful life of licking the hand that feeds them only to be kicked by their owners in the end.

        • Meteorlady

          What the heck are you talking about? You need to get a life and stop with the race card crap.

        • usmadgirl

          Dee D,

          I don’t mean to be hateful, but what in God’s name are you talking about? I’ll tell you like I told Cynthia, the only RACIST is Obama! What people keep forgetting, O-bum-a is HALF WHITE, even though he’s rejected his heritage of his own WHITE mother. So WHO’S THE RACIST?!

          NONE of our anger & disgust has anything to do with skin color! It has everything to do with his PROGRESSIVE agenda.

          So get off the RACE CARD. That hand has been played until it’s completely worn out!

  • TIME

    We can only hope that this Monster bill has had its last breath.
    But knowing just how low and twisted the sitting Senate and Congress, lets not forget our little – Barry Soto, we do have a strong chance that with the aid of the “Nazi Media” this beast could rise its ugly head yet again.

  • http://www.nosmog.com ROBERT

    NATURALLY WE ALL AMERICANS REALLY DON’T NEED “OBAMACARE” AT ALL!. WE HAVE VERY GOOD “MEDICARE AND MEDICAL PROGRAMS” BUT ONLY NEEDS ARE TO “REFORMING THEM” AND DO BETTER THAN IN PAST AND CHEAPER COSTS FOR GOVERNMENT THAN SPENDINGS FOOLISH AND COSTLY AND SENSELESS JUST LIKE ” NO BRAINS INSIDE HARRY REID AND NANCY PELOSI” ALSO THANKS TO HARRY AND NANCY FOR RUINED OBAMA’S CARE !.
    WE CAN GET START REFORMING MEDICARE AND MEDICAL NOW THAN MORE OF “YAK-YAK-YAK” AND BRAGGING AROUND AT CAPITOL HILL .. OBAMACARE IS DEAD FOR EVER !.

    • American Citizen

      What would you change about Medicare other than paying 100% of the charges? Even with Part B and insurance supplements, we still pay $8000 a year for our medical care. Everybody says change Medicare, but don’t say how. That in itself is scary.

      • DaveH

        Any form of insurance leads to abuse of the insured product. In this instance, people use the medical services much more than they would if they had to pay from their own pockets. Also, the doctor/patient relationship is damaged with the Medicare police trying to dictate the Doctor’s and Patient’s choices. Many doctors are starting to turn away Medicare patients for that reason.
        When Reagan was in office and greatly suppressed the inflation rate, there was one industry that continued to increase prices yearly at a dramatic pace – the Medical Industry. This is a result of Government meddling in the HealthCare Industry. Big Government is the Problem; they are not the solution.

        • DaveH

          Getting Government out of HealthCare is the Solution:
          http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=279

          • American Citizen

            When you are elderly, on a fixed income and have health problems, do you realize how much it costs? I already said it costs us $8,000 a year and could get worse as I have now come up with a vision problem. If you’re healthy, it’s easy to say pay for it yourself.

          • JC

            AC, when Dave H says get the government out of health care he makes sense, and not just for some. What many don’t realize then now under the so called “free market” heath system the government is already subsidizing and controlling cost (Ins. Companies)to the tune of about 40% of total annual heath care expenditures. In other words the system is by no means “free market”. If the government were to withdraw itself by 100%, we would soon have a competetive market and we would see medical clinics springing up everywhere. We would see more, not fewer Doctors and we would see more of them trained in the US. In other words, “they” would be competing for your business.
            They wouldn’t have a government sanctioned monopoly. The Obama care fiasco would simply put an official stamp on what already exists and expand…what already exists. Then older folks might find that while the care available is cheaper…it isn’t really available. Those with serious problems in Canada are waiting 3 to 6 months for an MRI and many are dying while on waiting lists. Emergency room wait times average 14 hours. Is this a better alternative?

          • JC

            PS, when the Annointed One himself says that older people just might have to deal with “end of life issues” doesn’t that set off an alarm or two?

        • judy marie

          i do agree that big government is part of the problem. but a reactionary citizenry is keeping us from getting our stuff toghether. if the health care were to fail, there would be free clinics all over, doctors could afford to volunteer their services, and there would be no goverrnment regulations that say you need five nurses for fifty clients…the homeless poplulation is facing a 10 year ending the homeless plan, started in 200 counties accrosss the nation. and guess what, it starts like the childrens protection acts which grew to foster hoomes, and youth homes, group homes, and a self-perpetuating system that keeps people enployed BY THE GOVERNMENT for the SAKE of society. how many other proghrams can you think of like that.
          sorry..i am upset and my words get mixed up. my fingers get confused.
          we got to stop the fighting in color, race, sex, religion,
          i am a human. i like sex. i believe in god. and guns are a necessity.
          the government already caused me enough trouble-

          i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america,
          and to the republic for which it STOOD…one nation, under god, individsable with liberty and justice for all.
          sometimes justice means we get to sleep under a bush, with no laws against it.!!!

      • Meteorlady

        Sad, but Medicare was a misguided effort by LBJ. We should have protested then. If he wanted to do something he should have done payroll deductions into a health care account that was for each working individual. With just interest on the money in that account we would have had health care – really good health care – for the rest of our retired lives. Now we have a hugh government bureaucracy that eats up 1/2 the money before it reaches us who paid for it, the costs have skyrocketed and now a lot of doctors and hospitals will not take any more Medicare recipients because it does not even cover their costs. If you disbanded the bureaucracy, fired all the government workers it takes to run this program (not very well I might add), sold the equipment and buildings and gave every person eligible for Medicare the money, we would be able to purchase better health insurance and the cost of the program would go away. Yeah, I know – we can’t just get rid of an entire agency that performs badly but we should.

        • DaveH

          Well said MeteorLady.

          • MW

            Back in the late 1950′s my maternal grandparents both turned 65 & never had a problem getting a good hospitalization/surgical insurance policy. In that era, you did not have insurance picking up every doctor visit, perscription & examination. All of these were out of pocket expenses & very inexpensive to say the least. An eye exam was about 3 dollars & prescription glasses between about 12 dollars. Many doctors charged also on the ability to pay realizing that some patients could not afford health insurance or had limited coverage as in the case of my grandparents. Also, many doctors still made house calls & were able to provide charity services. What destroyed this was the advent of full coverage health insurance(most union memebers had that type of coverage back them), government intervention starting with Medicare/Medicaid, a proliferation of malpractice litigation forcing doctors’ & hospitals’ premiums way up & advances in biotechnology (drugs, diagnostic equipment, modern surgical techniques & medical facilities construction). As a result, simple health care availble to everyone well over a half century ago has turned into the quagmire it is today. Granted too, greed has manifested itself in the health care system. From expensive drugs, to multi million dollar malpractice settlements to Medicare fraud, there seems to be no appropriate solution to this crisis.

        • American Citizen

          For a lot of us that wouldn’t have helped much. When you are raising a family on a middle class income, there isn’t a whole lot of money for extras. We were married 30 years before we could afford to buy a house. We paid taxes for SS and Medicare, that’s the pool we were in.

      • http://Yahoo Dee D

        American Citizen- Every Republican has the cure — privatize it so it can become obsolete in a hurry. They keep adding non productive people, they (both parties) dip into it and take the surplus to spend on everything but it’s intended purpose. If every penny that has been mis appropriated would be restored, it would be the healthiest and the richest program in Washington and this rubs against the Republicans grain. A Democrat created it and the Republicans have not been able to dismantle it, try as they might. A lot said about the intelligence we keep electing to Washington. This should serve as a wake up call for us.Why do the Republicans play around with the little guys programs? Is the hatred so deep seated and if so WHY?

        • DaveH

          Sorry Dee,
          But you have it backwards. The Liberals (mostly Democrats) consider themselves above the rest of us. In their struggle for absolute power the little guys are just useful pawns (for their votes). The truth is that what the Liberals are dishing out will keep the little guys forever little and dependent. Liberals punish achievement through progressive taxes and other forms of wealth redistribution. So if you start out poor, chances are that you will be trapped there under the Liberals and their Big Government.

        • DaveH

          Dee,
          Read this book by Thomas Sowell if you can get a copy at the Library (or buy it). It’s “Conflict of Visions”. I love this guy (who, by the way is black):
          http://www.amazon.com/Conflict-Visions-Ideological-Political-Struggles/dp/0465002056/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264805813&sr=8-1

          • Tinwarble

            DaveH,

            Agreed, Thomas Sowell, is probably one of the smartest men in the game. And you are pretty much wasting your time with Dee D, she doesn’t know her history, nor does she apparently know that Medicare/Medicaid was enacting by one of the biggest socialist/progressives in history (well, until now). Or that Medicare/Medicaid is nearly broke because more is being paid out than is coming in. Nor does she know anything about free market principles or how this country became great on those principles or how socialism has ruined other countries. Perhaps she should go live in Britain or Frances and see how great their socialized medicine is, and so when she gets sick she can wait months to be seen by a doctor only for them to tell her that the medicine that she needs is too expensive so they can’t give it to her.

        • American Citizen

          It’s the Republicans who have been trying to get SS and Medicare into lock boxes and the Democrats who insist on dipping into those funds for their pork projects.

      • Claire

        I know too many elderly people that rely on Medicare and Social Security. If these programs were wiped out, these people would not be able to survive. There are people that just do not realize what becoming elderly means until they get there. And they will be elderly if they live long enough. Then the shoe is on the other foot.
        Some of my dogs are also therapy dogs, and when we go to nursing homes and talk to some of the residents, a lot of these people talk about hard times, etc. That is almost the first thing they talk about. If a person does not have sufficient money to pay for their keep, the nursing homes take everything a person has lock, stock and barrel. The key is to plan for the golden years when a person is young but sometimes catastrophes happen during a person’s life and they are unable to save. People have paid into Medicare their whole lives. Leave it alone. Same with Social Security.

        • DaveH

          When people are supplied with a safety net, they understandably make far less effort to prepare for their own futures. That has led to many of our current problems, because they have become dependant on a Government to take care of them, instead of doing their homework and caring for themselves. And of course, as we know now, the government hasn’t safely invested their money in a fund. Rather they have spent the SS receipts as fast as they have received them. Some Caretaker.
          Any changes in the system should of course grandfather the current recipients and those who have paid in for many years.

          • Claire

            DaveH–yes, the government spent the money. But the people paid for the program. And yes, some people did feel it would take care of them and they relied on it. That is one thing a person should never do. I have always thought it was a good program, but with the government the way it is, I felt the money would not always be there. That is why I said to plan for the golden years while a person is young. A person just never knows what will happen. And to add another tidbit. There are two couples that are friends of ours, and guess what? They are now raising their grandkids. These two couples are in their sixties and what could they do? Let the grandkids become wards of the state? And they are all retired. This is happening more and more often. We live in a crazy world. I wish I had all the answers and I could wave a magic wand or something. Sad, sad situations.

          • DaveH

            That’s because Big Government is sucking the life out of our economy.

        • cr747

          Claire, I have had some elderly people ask, “this is what they call the golden years.” God Help and Bless Them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Meteorlady

          When Social Security was implemented it was for “supplemental income” when a person retired. They took our money and projected a surplus always in that program. They came the added entitlements. Window benefits, children under 18 get to collect if they are in college, and the best – disability income. Disability income was robbed when Carter signed into law that even immigrants who had paid nothing into the system could collect disability. SS should have remained LOCKED from the day it was implemented. If I had all that money and had put it into an IRA or 401K I would be rich and living very well indeed. Instead I have broken promises and systematic looting of the system. As for Medicare – we needed to never have had that program in the first place! If you think government run health care is the answer, look at Medicare and Medicaid for a rude awakening.

  • john

    If only the morons that voted for obama would have read a little they would have learned that he was a fake and a great lier, when he started to blame the Bush era for the claps of the U.S. that was also a lie.The one who started this mess was Jim Carter along with The Clinton and than came acorn with obama that wanted to sue citi backfor not giving out loans to people that could not qualify . Yes blame others for what you have done.I do not watch abc nor do i with cnn or nbc the media to is full of it ! they have only helped obama get elected by not exposing the truth .i say go FOX news , at least fox news gives all people the true news of the day GO FOX GO !!!!

    • minnie

      I can’t wait for 2012 to elect a new President that is not a democrat period, a socialist. I can’t wait for Nov. 2010. Our goals for our country, what people believed they had elected was totally different than the goals of this president and that is why obama believes he has earned a B+. Most people believe obama’s grade is either incomplete or an F. When you can understand that our goals and his goals are and were totally different, that is why he really believes he deserves a B+. He has not finished destroying our country, and he will not change course, he plans to get an A+ WHEN HE REACHES HIS GOAL,and we will have no rights at all.

      • DaveH

        We can’t give Obama an “F”. That would damage his self-esteem. That is, if such a thing is even possible for such a Narcissistic guy.

    • Harold Olsen

      Calling them morons is an understatement. Everyone I know who voted for this Nazi could not really give me a reason why they were supporting him Those that did said it was because he was black.

    • cr747

      john, You can also tell in their body english or body language Referring to his movements, his method of his speech. There’s many different ways to read a person making a speech, or even a statement!!!!!!!!1

  • Warrior

    Don’t vote for anyone who is a lawyer.

    • Harold Olsen

      I agree. As far as I’m concerned, lawyers, along with journalists and politicians are the scum of the earth and the lowest form of life there is. They have to look up to see the underside of a snake’s belly.

    • http://Yahoo Dee D

      Ha – 99.9% are lawyers.

      • Warrior

        Exactly my point!

    • cr747

      Hey you guys and gals. I am a lawyer, and I’m sorry but I don’t feel that you should include all lawyers.
      I’m sorry but I am going to have to resent that statement as hate towards me.
      I treat every one I deal with, from judges, other lawyers, and even who ever I am representing with high respect. Remember a person is innocent until proven guilty…. I would even represent you with utmost respect even after the statement you made towards me.
      I think you need to know that as a lawyer that I am also human. I’m only speaking for myself. I understand there are those that do not fit their profession!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • cr747

        I also served my country for 22 years as a fighter pilot, with most of it being in Vietnam. I hope you people served. God Bless You If You Did.

      • DeNorm/EyesWideShut

        I think that you would fit in the .01%. That is a good thing. Thanks for your service to a free America.

      • DaveH

        I have dealt with 5 lawyers in my lifetime. 3 of them were liars. Hopefully you don’t fit that mold cr747.

        • cr747

          DaveH, I took an oath when I passed my bar exam. As I have stated in previous statements….. My word is my bond…..I could never disrespect myself as an attorney of the law. Also I could not disrespect the people I serve. I know lawyers have a bad name, but if that is what people think of me…..That is their problem. They will have to deal with God on that. My oath is sacred to me…..I am a big Boy, I can handle the word calling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Claire

            cr747–for what it is worth, I’d hire you.

        • cr747

          Claire, thanks for giving me your vote of confidence, and to the other ones that made comments on my behalf….You can tell by ones comments on here who is so degrading to so many people that they are not very educated. They have no clue of what is going on in Washington, and do not care what happens to our senior citizens, and the ones that are on disability. They are the ones that would pull the rug out from under their on Grandmother.
          Thanks to all of you. God bless you for your kind words!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Tinwarble

        cr747,

        I would not make too much out of people talking bad about lawyers, most would yell the mantra “Let’s kill all the Lawyers”, never knowing that it was said to egg on a trouble maker who wanted to further political conspiracies. A lot of people want to lump everyone of a particular occupation in together, you see the same thing with CEO’s and corporations, that they are all greedy liars who only want to step on the little people to get rich. And even though there are bad lawyers, just as there are bad CEO’s, most just want to do there jobs the best that they can.

        But since I started with Shakespeare, I’ll end with him. This was said by the trouble maker Cato before “Let’s kill all the Lawyers”:

        “Be brave, for your captain [himself] is brave and vows reformation. There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny, the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make it felony to drink small beer. All the realm shall be in common, and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go to grass. And when I am king, as king I will be—”…..”I thank you good people!—there shall be no money. All shall eat and drink on my score, and I will apparel them all in one livery that they may agree like brothers and worship me their lord.”

        Does this sound like someone? Obama perhaps?

  • Connie

    Lies, lies, it is sad when we wake up and realize we can’t trust
    our government. It is really frightening when you hear about
    the backroom negotiations, you know if they are willing to do
    that, there is no limit to what they will do to get bills passed.
    I’ve been around a long time and I’ve never seen this kind of
    corruption in our government. Thank you America for waking up
    and standing up for what we know to be very alarming. It is pretty
    pathetic when the president reads the teleprompter and still gets it
    wrong, all of the judges should have been shaking their head’s. I wonder if he practiced before he gave the speech, if so didn’t he know that was incorrect, he should apologize to the judges. I don’t
    believe anything he said in the speech.

    • American Citizen

      One of Obama’s jobs bills is to get high speed rail. Who does he think will use it? People won’t use public transportation that’s available now. Until they stop building roads and interstates and then go to raising parking fees to make it cheaper to use, they will stay in their cars.

      • Harold Olsen

        Patty Murray, rated the most stupid member of the Senate when she was first elected and displays that stupidity every time she opens her mouth, is pushing to get that for my home state of Washington. On KOMO TV’s web site, it seems that the majority of people discussing it aren’t exactly thrilled about it. Just another waste of taxpayer money.

        • BrianO

          Clint Didier for U.S.Senate In WA State… It”s Time.

          “IN 2010 PUT CONSERVATIVES IN!”

        • Claire

          Don’t get me started on this garbage. High speed rail–good grief. We need that like another hole in the head. Create jobs? Ha. With all the debt we have now, this is just adding to it. This is a total waste of money. It makes me ill. Heck, I wouldn’t get on it. Bad enough in a car with heavy traffic. And if it does happen, better stay out of the way!!

      • Meteorlady

        Yeah – another government project that will go to corrupt contractor who do shoddy work. Every city that has light rail has to subsidize it. I would go for High Speed trains like Japan – it would be better than flying is now.

        • Claire

          I agree with you 100%.

          • Claire

            I forgot to add–we cannot afford it!

      • http://Yahoo Dee D

        American Citizen – When gasoline prices get so high you can’t afford to buy gas, you will use public transportation.All in the planning process. Count Tony Blair and Brown in the mix. Why no alternative fuel sources at this date? Why are the bigger part of the refinery plants housed in Texas while at the same time the rest of them across America are allowed to rot and deteriorate. Why do our reps want to legalize the illegals. For the cheap labor from across the border perhaps. Something to think about. It’s important to think about what is not being said for the true picture.

        • Meteorlady

          Mostly they are housed in Texas because Texas wants them and supports them. Other parts of the country like Washington state have environmentalist interfering and tying projects up in the courts for years and years. I think GM, Ford and Chrysler have had more than enough time to come up with something other than gasoline. What do they give us – Flex Fuel cars. Nice, but where’s the distribution to support that? Electric is out because Exxon and the rest couldn’t make enough money on those. Wind and Solar are nice, but they are costly and have drawbacks. The rest of the US fights Nuclear but Texas embraces it. AND last but not least, Texas has one of the strongest economies in the nation right now.

          • cr747

            Meteorlady, I agree with you about Texas. I have a ranch in Texas, and very proud of how Texas runs our government. My home is in Hawaii, where I spend a lot of my weekends with my family. During the week, and sometimes weeks I stay at my ranch in Texas. I have several employees there to take care of my cattle and my horses. I have people from all walks of life that work there. I can assure you that they where all born in the United States, and are legal. Some of these people live there on my ranch in bunk houses, and very seldom do I ever have one to quit, or ever have to let one of them go.
            Yes Texas is very strong economically. Our government there is very strong, and fair to each and every person that live there!!!!!!!!!!!

        • DaveH

          Dee,
          There are several reasons that gasoline prices are so high.
          One is simply supply and demand. If you would think back, the prices started rising soon after our military state decided that we could convert Muslim countries to democracies. Our war machine uses a lot of fuel.
          A second is that our Government (through the Federal Reserve) was creating too much money, thus the dollar was worth less so oil producers demanded more for their oil.
          A third is that China and others are using more oil now.

    • Meteorlady

      Corruption is a part of government because we let them be in office for too long a time. Corruption has just been behind the doors for years and we did not have the internet to ferret out the truth of things. Now it’s so open that they are afraid and they should be. Our next big effort should be TERM LIMITS. It should be a privilege to represent their constituents, not be bought and sold by the monied elite of the world like Soros who benefits from many of the bills passed and signed into law.

      • DaveH

        Lady,
        I don’t believe Term Limits will be the panacea that so many assume. Imagine the current crop of Democrats not having to worry about being voted out next fall. They would do whatever they damn well pleased, and we’d really be in a mess now.
        The only real choice we have is to educate ourselves and make wise votes. And we need to take the education of our children out of the hands of Government. It’s a natural thing for Government to use any education they can control to spread their Big Government Propaganda.

        • Meteorlady

          I know what you mean – but it’s hard not to advocate term limits when you see people like Kennedy who made it their life’s work. Then the Clintons who have never really had any other occupation and continue to make money from using the system of contacts and monied elites. So what do we do beside support Libertarian and Constitutional candidates which the new media does not support with air time and print time?

          • DaveH

            Well, if you’re a Republican, write or call the RNC and tell them that you want them to field a new Limited Government candidate or they lose your vote.

    • http://eartshitanddie.org joepa

      It’s like I always say, ” Don’t blame me, I voted for the best canidate last election, Ron Paul ”
      More and more Real Americans are waking to the true tenets of FREEDOM !

      • http://Politics Achiva96

        Voting for Ron Paul and knowing no way he could win is what got us in this mess .You should have just stayed home and did nothing because thats what your vote went to .Except Obama took over the USA by peoples wild hair votes .Next election I hope you vote for someone that could win and not a throw away vote .Obama won because so many people fell in to Stupid mode ,they knew nothing and voted knowing nothing and got us in this mess .Thank you so much all you unlearned people .

        • DaveH

          Not Voting for Ron Paul is what got us into this mess. The only difference between Democrats and RINO Republicans is that the Democrats build the Government more quickly than the RINOs. If it hadn’t been for framework set up by Big Government Republicans, the Democrats wouldn’t have been able to take power so easily.

        • Meteorlady

          Please do a search and read “A Republic if You Can Keep It”. Ron Paul is not a cook or nut, he’s a viable candidate who fights for the Constitution. I’ll give you an example of brainwashing. Ron Paul recently voted “NO’ on a bill that had to do with Haiti support. He was blasted in the press, but when questioned independently he stated that the bill also contained verbiage about government assistance and support. Haiti is one of the most corrupt governments on earth and the UN has been there for years and has done nothing but take our money and squander it. So, Ron was right.

  • minnie

    Obama and the lobbyist are in bed together, he pretends he is against it when giving a speech, remember in his campaign when he wore out the words, JUST WORDS. Well, all he says are JUST WORDS with no real meannings, he says what he thinks you want to hear, Then goes behind closed doors with the REQUIRED INVITATION party(lobbyist) and tells them to disregard what he told the American people, that it is just politics. We have seen a bad habitual trend on bho’s part, that is why the democrats Lost Three States, the last one Massachuetts so we all have to say THANK YOU MASSACHUETTS, you will never be forgotten. I did not vote for bho, Thank God, if I had I probably would not be able to sleep. GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY and God bless all of us, Americans.

    • Meteorlady

      Correct – PHARMA gave Obama a few million to get the heath care bill passed. Guess who would benefit when that happens? Once again the Pharmaceutical companies. That’s just one – don’t get me started on the Unions………

      • Claire

        All politicians, Democrat and Republican are in bed with the lobbyists.

  • Chuck Nelson

    I like your closing statement, keep some power dry.

  • Perley

    Nobama is not an accomplished speaker. He reads a teleprompter and is unable to respond to ant questions regarding the statements he makes.
    We know Clinton is a pathological lier but i believe he knows he is lying. Nobama lies but does not know it. He is told to say in his speeches and in his ignorance does not know they are lies.
    His deliver is arrogant because he is reading not speaking.
    Plus he is arrogant because of his fears.

    • Norm

      Perley
      Obama is an excellent speaker. He uses a telepromter in the same way most speakers use notes. Lincoln wrote all his speaches out in long hand, by the way, and often just read them. Obama is very good with questions, certainly far better the hick who preceded him. Obama used to teach college law courses and has a large vocabulary.
      That whole teleprompter fantasy was started by Rush Limbaugh in one of his hate tirades, and picked by his nonthinking dittoheads.
      If you have a hard time understanding Obama, maybe you should record him, and then look up the words you can’t figure out.

      • DaveH

        Oh yeah, record him, so we can listen to his lies over and over ad nauseum. Spare me Norm.

        • DaveH
        • Norm

          DaveH
          you prefer the Bush Cheney lies?

          • JC

            If you pay attention you’ll notice that dave, me and a few others aren’t advocating for the Republicans (which like the Dems is a false name for what they really are)…we’re advocating for a “Republic”.

          • Meteorlady

            I think if we are comparing liars we should add Clinton to the mix.

        • Norm

          DaveH
          Is that Fox newsgnome? It’s right wing BS. Most of the so called unkept promises were prevented from happening by the “just say no” obstructionist Repbublican congress. Did you catch suntan Bohner during Obamas speech. That is one ugly dude, and I don’t mean his looks.

          • Claire

            Boehner!!! Egad, he spent $85,000 on golf outings. Did we pay for that??? He is another one that needs to go. He is another one that got a salary for doing nothing. Useless.

          • DaveH

            Norm,
            I don’t care if it’s rightwing or leftwing, you can find his actual statements on video if you don’t believe the website. But then I suppose you would claim that rightwing zealots edited the audio and put his lips in sync. Denial is not a city in Egypt.

          • DaveH

            Okay, I meant River in Egypt.

          • Tinwarble

            Oh, yes Norm, Obama is such an intellectual. Just watch some of his most intellectual moments.

            http://www.teleprompterpresident.com/2008/10/obamas-funnie-1.html

      • Raggs

        Yeah sure> take his tellie and he has no clue pretty much the same in the white house no clue!

      • George

        Norm,

        It’s wonderful that Obama looks good, speaks well, and has a large vocabulary. Unfortunately, he is still inexperienced, cavorts with radicals, and is a progressive who apparently has little respect for our traditions, customs, or Constitution, and wants to remake America into something like a socialist country with a strong central government controlling almost everything. But other than that, he’s just great.

        • cr747

          George, Looking good, speaking well, and having a large vocabulary just doesn’t make for a good president. His speaking during the campaigns told me real quick that he was not a good candidate for president.
          He had to many UH”S AH”S and I’s in his speeches to ward off a lot of voters if they had paid closer attention. He does have a lot of talk, but it is all nonsense. He is sold on himself, and thinks by bragging on what he is going to do will put feathers in his hat…Need to keep an eye on him, because he is hair in the butter!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • cr747

        Obama is not smart enough to teach college law. He might be smart enough for middle school teaching. But, if I had a child of mine in the middle school he was teaching, I would have to pull them away from that school.
        He would never make it to be a high strung Lawyer. He lacks a lot of knowledge to be able to teach law, or to practice law.
        I haven’t seen any of his papers or heard of anyone that has known him to have a law degree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WW

    It is obvious that many of you folks missed school many days and perhaps, many years. White supremesists, bigots to the highest degree, and ignorant neo-cons. The bunch of you continue to spew your anger and your hate!!! Government is in place with people who are elected to govern, and it should be obvious that the extremists belonging to the “party of no” lack the ability to govern. If anybody should be thrown out of office or impeached, it should be those who continue to interfere with the governments ability to govern.

    • Norm

      WW
      Praise the lord, a thinking person. Thanks for your return from the twilight zone.

    • Raggs

      WW… you may need a wake-up call…
      I cannot believe you want more government control over your life but if so take your butt to China and leave America alone!!!!!
      Don’t forget to throw obama. pelosi. reid and biden on the boat with a hole in it as laugage or extra bagage…

      • Claire

        Raggs–I am expressing my own opinion here. There are quite a few that need to get out of office, Democrat and Republican alike. Imagine, being in office a year and not contributing anything to the betterment of America. I am ticked off because as a taxpayer I helped pay their salaries and they did nothing. Geez, I wonder if I could get by with that?

    • DaveH

      Amazing. After a tirade of name-calling and ridicule, WW accuses us of being “Hateful”. My dear WW, you are the one who is Hateful. It takes only the effort of reading your comment to see that.

      • Norm

        DaveH
        I didn’t see anything insulting with ww’s coments. I thought they were quite constrained compared to the lies and nonsense coming from the neocons.

        • DaveH

          Norm,
          Come on man, you’ve got to quit sticking up for every Liberal that comes along. You are just making yourself look like a hopeless Zealot.

          From WW’s comment:
          “White supremesists, bigots to the highest degree, and ignorant neo-cons. The bunch of you continue to spew your anger and your hate!!!”

          • Norm

            DaveH

            White supremesists, bigots to the highest degree, and ignorant neo-cons. The bunch of you continue to spew your anger and your hate!!!”

            I don’t suscribe to the bigotry issue, but read some of the garbage on this site and even you would have to agree with the ignorant neocons spewing anger and hate comment. I would add to that lies like:
            Obama is not an American citizen,
            Obama doesn’t have a law degree from Harvard,
            Obama is a communist,
            Obama is a muslim,
            Obama is a plant from some foreign government,
            The stimulus package and Bush’s tarp were failures.
            (check fouth quart economic growth)
            etc.etc.
            Lies, inuendos, and ignorance.

          • DaveH

            Birds of a Feather Flock Together.

          • JC

            Lies innuendo and ignorance? hey Normie…baby! You wrote the damned book! Now …what do you have in the magic bong tonight?

          • George

            Norm,

            Conservatives are upset because we see Obama and his progressive friends driving this country in the ground with their socialist, anti-Christian agenda.

        • Tinwarble

          Norm,

          Here’s a little history on your so called “White Supremacists”:

          http://hnn.us/roundup/entries/3554.html

    • jim

      WW, The party of no. Did you make that up all by yourself or are you just another DNC parot? When you see what others are trying to do is wrong it is OK to stand up to them and say NO.

    • JeffH

      …don’t you mean “governments ability to grow’? May I ask what ethnic persuasion you might be? I’m white, not a redneck nor a racist and don’t belong to the KKK, and never have. I have worked my whole life, paid my taxes and paid my way through life, earning everything. What government supported program do you live from?

    • Tinwarble

      WW,

      Apparently you need to go back to school yourself and learn who the true “White Supremacists” and “Bigots” really are:

      http://www.nationalblackrepublicans.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.DYK-OBAMA-CanYouSpareAPROCLAMATION&tp_preview=true

    • Meteorlady

      If the Party of No is against more government spending and expansion I vote for them! If you are speaking about the Republicans that were not invited or allowed into the back rooms during the health care debates, I think you lack common everyday sense. There were a lot of Republican ideas about health care reform, but they were discarded by they Party of “Lets Push this Through at Any Cost”. In short, we have elected officials in both parties that are not worth the salary we pay for them, are not worth our trust, and certainly are not worth re-electing.

  • Norm

    The conventional wisdom – that when Democrats are down, Republicans must be up – may no longer hold, analysts suggest. The rise of the “tea party” movement, a network of fiercely anti-government protesters opposed to everything Mr Obama stands for, has also complicated life for Republicans.

    The phenomenon threatens to split the rightwing vote in the mid-terms and beyond, in much the same way as Ross Perot, the maverick billionaire, stole votes from President George H. W. Bush in 1992, helping Bill Clinton to his first term in the White House.

    Such a situation appears to be playing out already in several states. In Arizona, J. D. Hayworth, a conservative former Republican congressman, is attacking John McCain, the veteran senator who ran for the presidency last year. “Among his criticisms on his popular radio show, Mr Hayworth lambasted Mr McCain for saying he planned to support Ben Bernanke’s re-appointment as Federal Reserve chairman. That apparently has led Mr McCain to reverse course.

    Likewise in Florida, a conservative is challenging the governor, Charlie Crist, a moderate Republican, and in Virginia, disputes on the right seem to have boosted embattled Democrat Tom Perriello’s chances of being re-elected to the House.

    Such a split has already cost Republicans a House of Representatives seat in New York. Rightwingers led by Sarah Palin, Mr McCain’s running mate, in November criticised the Republican candidate for being too liberal and threw their weight behind an alternative candidate. To the frustration of many Republicans, that led to a Democratic victory in a Republican stronghold.

    • DaveH

      I hate to burst your bubble Norm, but many of the Teaparty participants were Democrats. So the Democrat vote will be splitting as well. Believe it or not Norm, not all Democrats believe in riding on the shoulders of others through the redistributionist policies of Obama.

      • Norm

        When it comes to redistribution, I’ve always been on the giving side. The difference between you and me is that your an anarchist.

        • DaveH

          Here we go again, Norm, and you are a Marxist. There do you think that solves anything? The fact of the matter is that those who believe in total absence of Government are naive. But they are naive because they are good-hearted, honest people who think everybody else is also. I would take them over a dishonest Liberal any day.

          • Norm

            DaveH
            I totally disagree. The left wingers are naive, and often misguided, but their intentions are generally good. They are largely good hearted to the level of stupidity at times. They simply don’t see the evil in some people.
            The neocons, on the other hand, are generally nasty and live in a world of hatred and intolerance. They are often greedy and mean spirited. They love to hide behind religion and their guns as though it was 150 years ago.
            PS: I really don’t spend that much time at this site.

          • JC

            Well you’ve got the left wingers are naieve part right. They are the unwitting tools of the American demise. Gun owners on the other hand have historical knowledge of tyrannies that are inflicted on the unarmed…not just 150 years ago, but all through history. While the left is busy getting a latte, the right is busy preparing to reinstate our rights. I know which side I stand on and I don’t care if you call me a redneck.

          • DaveH

            Good Hearted? What a joke. They are taking mine and my children’s money as if it was their own. They are trying to ram unwanted Government HealthCare down the countries throats, and they are trying to ram Cap and Trade down our throats even though the Man Made Global Warming Hoax has been thoroughly exposed.
            Your people would herd us into camps and do other nasty things in a heartbeat if they thought they could get away with it. We can see on this board how Liberals refuse to have a cordial dialogue. They don’t have respect for anybody who disagrees with their controlling, thieving ways.

          • Meteorlady

            Hey Norm – I’m confused! Am I a neocon? Because I spend a lot of my money each year on Habitat for Humanity in HOod County. I also spend every single Wednesday there building house for other that need a leg up. I do not want the money that I earn through my own work and dedication going to the government for redistribution. That is not freedom, that is totalitarianism. If I had my tax dollars that went to welfare programs, food stamps, subsidized housing, illegals, etc etc etc. I would be able to give even more time and money to charities that I CHOOSE. I think though the “right to choose” is foreign to you as you believe the government has the right to choose for me.

    • Tinwarble

      Norm, Norm, Norm,

      The reason a Democrat barely won in New York is because the Republican leaders in New York pick a Liberal for their candidate and because she, once she dropped out, but her support behind the Democrat. Proof that she was a Liberal, also, apparently some people didn’t know that she had dropped out and she still got 5% of the vote.

      Also, you and your ilk that are trying to paint the “Tea Party” people as anti-government is just another lie on a long list of lies. The Tea Party movement is not anti-government, it is limited government, it is for putting government back to it’s Constitutional position.

      And you want to talk about a split in the Republican party, but how about the split in the Democratic Party. The Democrats have controled Congress now for 3 yrs. and have had the Presidency and Congress for over a year. So how come that can’t get anything passed, and don’t hand me that old mantra “it’s the Republicans stopping everything”, because the Republicans don’t even have a voice. All the Republicans could go home and it wouldn’t matter because the Dems have had a SUPER MAJORITY and they could get anything they wanted passed without the Republicans. So why haven’t they been able to get anything on their agenda done?

      Also you should watch this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8630135369495797236# and see were just a portion of your misinformed, well intentioned ideas come from.

      • Tinwarble

        Oh, and Norm, if your statement was to hold any water, then why would the people of Massachusetts elect a Republican when they hadn’t elected a Republican to that seat for over 50 yrs.?

        • Norm

          Tinwarble
          As I’ve stated several times, Mass. already has a more comprehensive healthcare system than is being proposed in Washington. It was backed by Scott Brown and Gov. Mitt Romney. Brown, and the people of Mass., are already financing their system and they don’t want to finance everbody elses. Massachuetts, like most blue states, is sending care packages to most of the red states, via the federal goverment “redistribution network”. Ironic isn’t it?

          • Tinwarble

            Norm,

            You just leave out one big thing though, Massachusetts Health Care system is going broke. And your assertion that blue states are sending “Care Packages” to red states is just more Liberal tripe. But since you brought it up, let talk about why Red States get more federal money. Lets just take my state of TN, do you know where all those federal dollars go, how about to the TVA, a federal program which has 3 Nuclear Reactors (and working on a 4th) just in TN and hydroelectric plants all up an down the TN River. And other things that a federal programs in which our state receives federal money for, like Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Nuclear Research Facility) and how about the fact that “Red States” have a larger portion of the National Guard & Reserve, which are paid for by the state. Or how about that farmers in “Red States” require subsidies because of federal regulation placed on them. Now I could go on and on, but I think that I made my point. You see, yes, “Red States” do get more federal dollars, but that’s because of the federal programs that we have to support and even though “Blue States” may not get as many federal dollars, they do reap the rewards of “Red State” dollars.

          • DaveH

            And as I have stated before, Norm, more Massachusetts residents don’t like their HealthCare System than do like it:
            http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/massachusetts/in_massachusetts_32_consider_state_s_health_care_reform_a_success

  • Eric

    A little riddle I wrote day before the MA special election. To the theme of “Humpty Dumpty”, many know this old story of time of lore of the haughty old egg sitting on the wall: Hey! Hey! egg on the wall not considering your frail shell when you fall. Wall, Wall, before the great fall towers above towns people and hall. You sat there priding you on your great wall not listening to your villages calls. Brown Brown down on the ground mingled with the people and they shook they ground. Frown Frown off goes her crown when Coakly Dumpty descended down. On the ground, on the ground echoed out a loud sound as reality sat in on Coakley Dumpty’s own personal crown. Calls Calls beyond her high walls brought in shining knights who follow this call. Obama Obama who saw this sore sight and only pass through as in
    the night. Widow Widow began to strum her fiddle as though this were not the peoples own riddle. – The beginning! I could only envision Candidate Coakley as Humpty Dumpty on the ground being a big ole cracked egg shell lying on her back with her arms, legs, and head attached to this story’s shell. I could picture Obama there with his Obama care I.V. bag stuffing money in from his magical printing press with the line of it running to Coakley’s arm to attempt revive this old corpse. It is obvious to me that this is the people’s choice for some one who they feel will represent them and their Common Wealth. MA way to go you’re setting the precedence! I think that this is one huge message for those elected officials who choose to follow special interests and party line clichés above the people who elected you. (Hummm, this would have been a great last minute ad for then Candidate Brown who I believe caught the heart beat of the people to actually represent them.) At any rate MA you made this ring out loud.
    I would suggest that the republican party not place themselves on that same high wall. Sincerely, We the People.

  • Dee

    The ‘Liberal, Socialist’ Congress & the President are all PROGRESSIVES, they are nothing but Liars, Theives & Cheats’ .. trying to convince Americans that we are STUPID!! I chose NOT to watch the “State Of The Union’ address .. I couldn’t listen to anymore LIES!! Today, the Illegal Alien President, is now speaking to the GOP Caucus in Baltimore … It seems that he just can’t get rid of his ARROGANT Attitude towards the GOP.. He certainly thinks that he’s the ONLY relevant person in the room!! I pray that the GOP will blast him for his arrogance & ignorance towards the AMERICAN PEOPLE…He’s now SCOLDING the GOP, and ‘campaigning’ for his SOCIALIST agenda STILL.. He’s not listening to the American People…only justifying ‘why’ his ideas are the only one’s that matter… So, in conclusion… to those that voted for this ‘Teleprompter Reader-In-Chief’, I hope they have woken up to the DECEIT & LIES.. This President wants COMMUNISM in America .. not FREEDOM!! America has never ever elected a President with ‘No Experience’.. only 143 days as Senator?? I pray that the 2010 & 2012 elections will ‘boot out’ all of those LIBERAL COMMUNIST PROGRESSIVES .. American’s are ‘fighters’ and we will NOT allow our Country to go down the drain, and the Democrats know it!! That’s why they are ‘running for cover’ .. it’s going to be very difficult for the Democrats to retain seats in the House & Senate!! Obama still is campaigning for his HEALTHCARE bill, and I’m sure that REID & PELOSI are ‘conspiring’ now to get this bill through by ‘Reconciliation’ … only 51 votes needed.. If they do that, there will be a CIVIL REVOLT against this Administration & all of his CZARS!!

    • Raggs

      I did not watch his lying address either… I heard enought that made me sick about this dictator. I heard he said something to the effect that we are not listening to him.

      • Raggs

        I have news for you obama…. I will not listen to you period!
        You are put in office to listen to the people and for you to say what you said is against everything this country is based upon. You are a FOOL!

      • DaveH

        Here is just a portion of his speech. Listen carefully to what he says about student loans. It will send you to the toilet fast:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPvbVA3SKIs

        Only repay 10% of your income toward student loans each year
        After 20 years your debt is forgiven
        After 10 years your debt is forvigiven if you work in public service.

        • DaveH

          That was the youtube posters spelling error (forvigiven), not mine.

          • Raggs

            Yeah I have heard of this as well…
            Your service to the government after you finish school…
            Sound familiar? and without having to pay back the loans lent to you by the tax payers monies. Am I syupid or do I not see a trend to socialism? Indoctrination of the youth? Hilter has done the same and we all know what happened to him… I have my fingers crossed history will repeat itself!!!!

          • Tinwarble

            DaveH,

            How do think he is going to build his “Private Army”? Do you remember when he said this:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s&feature=related

          • DaveH

            Yes, Tin, I do. We will have to watch him like a hawk to make sure he doesn’t pull off what Hitler pulled off with his BrownShirts.

          • Tinwarble

            And isn’t humorous that they want to call a grassroots organization like the Tea Party, brownshirts, yet they never say anything about the Obama Youth squad.

        • Meteorlady

          He campaigned on free college for all. After all, you really shouldn’t have to earn anything or work for it, just get it free no matter grades or determination. I put myself through college without student loans. I worked….. novel though that may seem.

  • John

    These dem’s have lied.lied.lied. and lied when they knew better. and I dont think the American people like them pissing down our necks and then trying to make us think that it is raining

  • Raggs

    I have a new slogan for all dumbo craps and libbies.
    Leave America the hell alone!

    • Meteorlady

      How about “Leave America”?

  • http://n/a Mark

    NO person in congress should be able to serve the people for more than 8 years. It should not be a profession. I am not democrat or republican and I hate with a passion any gov’t attempting to shove this healthcare bill up my anal pore. I do not allow the “O” name in my house because that fool is a lying kenyan, not an American. This healthcare thing might not be too bad except for the deceit. There are little things written through out it that are nothing short of gov’t tyranny. We the people should be able to change this thing if we want but old Harry has a clause in it that prevents any changes. Then there is the clause, small writing, that forces a doctor to do an abortion or be fined and loose his license to doctor. Too many little lies just like way too many little low life thievin’ left wing radical facist communists.

  • Robert

    Today, Obama met with the Republican caucaus in Baltimore. I watched the whole thing. I hope a lot of people get a chance to see it and not just the snippets that will be shown by the media. For those who watched his State of the Union Address and this event, you will see the contraditions of his words and his new stategey to focus on the comming elections. He was evasive, condescending and outright rude when challenged with facts. One theme that was apparrent during his question and answer session was this: I welcome the republican’s ideas and will consider all and based on their merits which I WILL determine as to whether it is fair and viable, will act accordingly on those suggestions. So in otherwords, ONE person has the power to decide what is and is not good for the American people. I find that attitude unacceptable and disgusting. His ruse needs to be exposed once and for all.

  • Merl Elton

    A major conservative pundit said something brilliant to the effect that Congresspersons should be required to serve in their home districts where they must answer to their constituents who pay their salaries; and not in Washington where they fall under the spell of
    powerful, money laden lobbyists; and the group think of other
    Congresspersons; and thereby lose touch with reality; and forget about their responsibilities to their constituents. Washington is a city with virtually unlimited power and money and this clouds the brains and vision of many. It would also save millions of taxpayer dollars to have Congresspersons spend most of their time in their home districts in terms of travel back and forth to Washington.

    • Meteorlady

      That’s a wonderful suggestion but you saw what happened when they came home at the break and had to face angry constituents. Now they hide and only want to hear from us via email, mail or the internet chats. They are cowards and do not represent us in any manner. They represent their parties and themselves and nothing will change that until the news media stops pushing the two parties and gives everyone running for office fair and equal time to express their views.

  • Marilyn

    The Tea Party in my town was started by the Democrats and there are, not only here, but all across the country, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents! I happen to be one of the latter after years of being Republican and I know people who were Democrats most of their lives who are also converted to the Independent bunch! I am a retired RN who worked for a number of years in a large ICU unit and then in several other fields, once as a DON and another time as ADON! As far as WW’s remarks, they are totally uncalled for, as calling people basically stupid because they do not agree with you is about the stupidest thing anyone could do! I watched BO from last May until now and believe me, from an old Psych Nurse, this guy is a narcissistic psychopath. He was also taught by his grandfather and his best friend Frank Marshall Davis who was a leading person in the communist party that was active at the time in this country. I believe that he is not legally president of this country due to the research I did back in May and also his paying thousands of dollars to keep ALL of his records closed. The birth certificate he offered on the internet was proven to be bogus! He should be thrown in a prison psych ward to protect the country from any more of his illegal actions!

  • Merl Elton

    Progessives in both parties must stop forcing banks to loan money to those who cannot or who will not repay. Subprime lending is bankrupting the US and its citizens. Subprime lending is also creating opportunites to steal large amounts of money when immigrants and others figure out how to game the system and evade paying. When people live beyond their means; and do not pay their bills; banks are forced to charge high interest on credit cards and other loans to people with good credit. And, the government has reason to increase taxes to cover bank defaults. Americans are tired of paying for expensive houses and cars for those who should be living in apartments and driving Fords. Most of us lived in apartments and drove econoboxes for years before we became homeowners and had decent cars. However, newcomers expect to move into a $500,000 home and drive a Mercedes as soon as they get here, when they can barely afford to rent or buy a car. Banks under political pressure are required to lend subprimers money for reasons of political correctness. This insanity must stop. Remember, the progressive socialist philosophy of liberal Democrats is that we honest, hardworking taxpaying Americans have too much; therefore, we must help to pay for the homes and cars of those who have less; spread the wealth around in other words. We should not blame bank CEOs, we should blame progressive liberals for the mess they have made of the US.

    • Meteorlady

      Taxing banks is a not necessarily good. For instance, we have a small community bank here that is wonderful. They are strong and viable. They have conducted their business in a responsible manner and not squandered resources like the big guys. They contribute matching contributions to Habitat for Humanity which is entirely volunteers in this county. They are a hugh part of our community and if they are taxed they will need to cut back on some services and maybe raise the cost of others. So, taxing the banks is a back door tax on the American People. Why not just ask for our money back? Why not refuse to do business with any corporation that took stimulus money? Why not quit propping up inept corporations and start using those in your own community? We use local businesses whenever possible and I buy American whenever possible. I will not step into a Walmart store because of what they have done to American jobs and businesses. There – I provided some solutions without name calling.

  • Merl Elton

    If the Dems under Pelosi’s command ram it through, they could be marching over the proverbial cliff come election time.

    • Raggs

      GET this… They do not care if they get voted out…
      obama does not care if he is only a 1 termer…
      Which he will be… or sooner I hope…. Hitler didn’t give a sh*t what you thougth or did he still had his control. pelosi is nothing less than a dictator. We all have to put this into concept

  • Merl Elton

    Nope, NP says if they put up a fence will we go under it; if they put up a wall, we will climb over it. She is determined to force her awful health care bill upon the public no matter what. She only said she did not think she could do this to fool us. She thinks she can; and will stop at nothing to ram it through. So, conservative Reps must pull out all the stops because she is tricky and slimy and she will give opponents a run for their money.

    • Meteorlady

      NP’s husband has a lot of money invested in health care if the bill passes.

  • Raggs

    How many of the “SHEEPLE” have heard the latest?
    Well let’s just bring in onto the table…. Scott Brown of Mass has declaired himself a “cousin” of obama.. cozy / bed fellow’s that has outraged me and it should you… The stupid (word removed for offensive content) has not even made it into office yet and has already sold out!!!! I find it time to stop all of this. The lies the deception the crooked political fools.
    Why the hell are we letting them do this?http://www.personalliberty.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?s&mode=detail&comment_status=all&pagegen_timestamp=2010-01-31+12%3A08%3A13&_total=65785&_per_page=20&_page=3&action=-1&comment_type=all&apage=34&action2=-1#comments-form

    • Claire

      I have been trying to tell all of you that party affiliation makes no difference. They are all wolves in sheeps clothing. And we are at fault. We keep voting them in, over and over again. I guess we are destined to learn the hard way, and we certainly are!! I knew Brown would win, but I had a old “gut feeling” about him that was not good and I mentioned this on another post before he was elected. Things are not always what they seem. Politicians tell us what we want to hear. Their #1 goal is election time.

      • Raggs

        Thank you Claire.
        May God bless you.

        • Claire

          Raggs—And God bless you!

      • BrianO

        I believe you are so right Claire.
        As it was set up long ago the Coke vs Pepsi plan.
        Keep the people busy fighting for thier favorite… Never mind they are both headed to the same end. Let’s stop thier game, we don’t have to play.

        ” 2010 PUT CONSERVATIVES IN”

        • Claire

          BrianO–Hey!!!! I am happy you agree. I have thought this for so long. Keep the fighting going on between Americans!! And it really aggravates me because the politicians apparently believe Americans are stupid and will fall for it. The campaign ads they put on TV is part of the game. Keep Americans busy by throwing out a bone or two. Trash this guy, trash that guy. There are some people that get confused by all this. And this is what the politicians count on. I can still hear it: “Oh, that guy is really bad, I don’t want to vote for him” and on and on. Another thing, the “great” debates were unfair as heck. The candidates that were not as “popular” did not receive the attention they should have and these were people that maybe should have been elected! The cable news channels did not focus on all candidates. They may have said a “few” words but that was it. They focused on the candidates that they wanted to win. Like DaveH and other good people on this post say–do research. Find out things for yourself. Don’t believe everything the pundits say–the pundits also want to keep Americans bickering amongst themsleves. Look how mad they get if someone disagrees with them because they think they are correct about everything they say. They are paid entertainers. I am trying like heck to do my own research. And yes, in the final analysis of things, the Democrats and Republicans are headed in the same direction. And yes again, we do not have to play their game.

          • http://! Brian O

            IN 2010 PUT CONSERVATIVES IN!

    • DeNorm/EyesWideShut

      Scott Brown had no clue until it was discovered by a geneologist.
      Huffington Post article:
      President Obama, Scott Brown Related, Genealogists Say
      GLEN JOHNSON | 01/29/10 11:56 AM

      BOSTON — It was bad enough that President Barack Obama lost his filibuster-proof margin in the U.S. Senate to a Republican. Now it turns out he also lost it to a relative.

      Genealogists said Friday that the Democratic president and the newly elected senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, are 10th cousins.

      The New England Historic Genealogical Society said Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and Brown’s mother, Judith Ann Rugg, both descend from Richard Singletary of Haverhill, Mass.

    • Tinwarble

      Raggs,

      You need to stay off the conspiracy sites, Brown did not say that he was Obama’s cousin. It was on Greta’s show on Fox, someone had done a genealogy and found that Brown was a 10th cousin of Obama. Brown had nothing to do with it and it is something that who ever does this research does with every elected official, to see who is related to whom. You should really get your information correct before you post something that is not true.

  • DaveH

    “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government,
    so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution
    so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    • Raggs

      Ironic obama thinks the constitution is a paper of contempt.

    • MW

      A great quote! And let’s not forget that George Washington referred to government as the “Fearful Master” in his farewell address back in 1789.

    • http://! Brian O

      Saw this on Beck yesterday :)

    • Tinwarble

      DaveH,

      You know that quote was on Beck Friday.

      • DaveH

        Are you accusing me of watching Glenn Beck? lol. Of course it was, but he plagiarized it from Thomas Jefferson.

        • Tinwarble

          DaveH,

          It would only be plagiarized if Beck didn’t show that it was by Thomas Jefferson. LOL

  • Raggs

    We are having no result using the constitution as a base .
    The buy-outs in both houses have proven that. The supreme court is our last stand in which we must make a stand. The health or wealth care bill as it becomes law will stand for an unconstitutional infraction on our liberties and freedom of choice. It is not legal and must not be shoved down the throats of ever citizen. We see the “forcefull” incompetence of a regime. This regime has to go no holds barred…

  • WW

    Raggs, you should check in and get a professional to examine you mental health…. you are a perfect candidate for psychiatric care, and should get the highest priority!!!!

    • Raggs

      Your incorrect… Likewise I do not see the cumbersome load obama wants to throw on the middle class.

    • DaveH

      Can you recommend a doctor in your Asylum?

  • Raggs

    It looks like all of us are angry… This administration is a joke and we all know it… Claire made a point on a post or two ago that got me thinking.. She said we are playing into thier hands by being contrary to each other… In other words we can figth here about ourselves and gain nothing. That does indeed give obama more control.
    Political parties as we know do not mean anything more than telling you what they think you want to hear. but in this case obama wants to tell you what he wants you to hear… We need to take the figth to the hill and over run it but not by votes. Votes are a democratic view that means nothing more than chosing yet another socialist.
    Scott Brown has proven his place in obamas regime and will remain a puppet of a dictator.. I have no compasion, no heart or any feeling for him.

  • James

    The Problem is not just Obama. In the last election, the one he won, there was no meaningful choice. I voted against both of the “candy-dats”. May be, I hope, the “T Party” will have a real choice for us in the next ellection.

    • James

      Again, this isn’t me. But the voters did think there was a choice between more war (with McCain) and no war (with Obama). McCain said he would send more troops to the Middle East and thereby ‘win’ the war, whatever that means; while Obama said he would bring our troops home by August. That, and only that, is why we have an illegal alien in the White House.

  • WW

    Raggs, I repeat….. you need help… mental help……. your are one sick puppy!!!!

    • DaveH

      And I repeat, can you recommend a doctor in your Asylum?

    • Raggs

      My last post to you was removed for content.

  • Raggs

    Scott Brown has pleasured himself with the thougth of being a cousin of obama.. I have no idea who started this and frankly I dont care I’m sure it came from the white house. You know the elbow rubs that go behind the scene.. This is a disgusting attempt and contempt if it proves to be true.

    • Claire

      raggs–It was in our newspaper this morning. Brown apparently is a distant cousin or something. I did not read the entire article. But now it is a published fact, or at least I guess it is a fact.

      • Tinwarble

        Claire,

        It maybe a published, fact, but so is that everyone is related to everyone else in some fashion, we are all cousins somewhere down the line. That however doesn’t mean that we share the same brain, although there are some here that seem to. Raggs is making way more out of this than it really matters, I mean have you ever meet one of you 10th cousins?

        Also, this was found by the same researches:
        “In 2008, the society discovered that Obama is related to seven prior presidents, including George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry S. Truman and James Madison. They also learned he was related to actor Brad Pitt.”

  • eddie47d

    People who are uninsured don’t get checkups or early care. So they head straight to the emergency room with all their problems.This makes it about 4 times higher at this stage and also cost the taxpayers much more. Than if this person had even a modest health plan. This is Obama’s objective,if everyone has a health plan costs would go down. A national healthcare plancould easily be layered so people who need minor office care or serious emergency care could be covered. Those who want unlimited care can just pay a higher premium Universal healthcare doesn’t have to be scary.I have never had any problem choosing my own Dr.( I’m in a ppo). A healthy nation is a strong nation and the benefits outway the negatives. We certainly don’t have to pattern ourselves after other nations;but some of them have great systems. Death panels was thrown around last year like there was any truth to it.More people die for lack of coverage than would ever under any kind of health plan. The average plan in America costs $8,000 (mine is 12,000),and our life expectancy is 78yrs. In Switzerland which has a cadillac plan the cost is $4,400 ,and 82yrs life expectancy.Sweden is only $3,325 and 81yrs. Japan is $2,582 and 83yrs. All these plans cover everyone and their economies haven’t tanked. Survival rates for infants is much higher under their plans also. People in these countries and many others go to the Dr’s more often and it still costs much less.Folks in Japan go 12 times more often than Americans and it pays off.Another country that DOESN’T have universal care is Mexico. They pay $825 on average and live to 76yrs. Ther’s deffently something wrong in America that we can’t do better.

    • Raggs

      So basically what you are saying is this….
      The people who have jobs must pay for everyone else including themselves and thier family and your family and our neighbors family and the illegals family and the child molestors family and the teorrist family and all of the scum of the earth. And I’m supposed to be ok with that?…. You need a serious wake the F*ck-up call!

      I will tell you this much… obamacare is nothing more than a control method to leach all of us of our well being to spread to his falsehood! Ask Al Gore this stupid puke thinks the world will end if we don’t stop eating for a living. My Dad had a word for these people and it’s not pretty.

    • Meteorlady

      Ya – right. If we pass health care for all that will make people be healthier – eat right, loose weight, stop using drugs, stop caffeine and cigarettes, give up alcohol and start exercising. Read the statistics that I left below on 2/2. The programs grew and grew and no one is any healthier, nor have health care costs come down. It’s about money and the drug companies, it’s about state rights and not allowing health insurers to cross state lines (which by the way the Dems are against – why?), it’s about illegals using our hospital emergency rooms for the owe private health care. Every government program to give people something for nothing is inundated with waste, fraud and corruption. If the government could control these programs they would, but they can’t. Ask yourself why Pelosi’s husband is investing heavily in health care companies and cap and trade companies. They all feather their own nests. Ask yourself why these people get into office not so rich and come out really rich. Our governing body benefits itself, not us.

  • Valverde

    It is way too early for gloating. We are up against the worst of snakes and weasels, starting with the head snake BO. I’ve always found that the best way to deal with a poisonous snake is a shotgun round to the head. Hmmmm? Probably not the best thing to do in the present case. Would stir up a bunch of other snakes and weasels and solve nothing. Just pulling their teeth is the best solution. The ballot box is the best place to do that. All you conservatives, listen up. This ain’t over till it’s over and it won’t be over till after November, 2010 or 2012. You gotta watch them snakes and weasels like a chicken hawk watches baby chicks and strike when they’re the most vulnerable. Point is: Don’t go getting too full of ourselves because of one small victory. We must root all the garbage out, and that means every single Dimocrap out of the Congress and Senate and the whatever that is pretending to be President. Then maybe we can break out the good stuff and light up the $25 cigars (or not, if that be your preference). But when we can laugh and celebrate.

    • Claire

      Yes, and then you can do the “Happy Dance.” America will be in this chaotic mess for years to come. It will not make any difference who gets elected. The damage is already done. It hs been coming for years and years and now we are at the crucial point of the game. The game between the politicians and their parties.

  • Claire

    In December 2008 over 700,000 lost their jobs. In January 2009 another 600,000 lost their jobs. In February 2009 another 400,000 lost their jobs. I wish to say a few words about how I look at the current situation and what is ahead. The Republicans are going to continue to vote against any legislation that comes up until the November elections. They may gain 10 seats in the Senate and another 15 Representative seats. Then, lets say a Republican is voted President. For the next 7 years nothing will be accomplished because then the Democrats will become the party of NO. In the end, the loser in the American people.

    • DaveH

      I hope Claire that you see the wisdom of “NO”. For decades the Democrats have grown the government by first throwing out a ridiculous proposal and then ragging on the Republicans for not “compromising”. Usually the Republicans gave in to a lesser proposal. It’s like Union negotiating, start high then accept something in the middle. And of course this results in regular growth of government. NO is the only way to stop these Liberal Growers of Government. Their goal is nothing short of a Nanny State where the Citizens are told what to eat, drink, and where to live and work.
      Thank Goodness for the Party of NO.

      • Claire

        I agree to an extent. The word “No” does have its qualities and should be used when needed. However, none of them have tried to work together like they should and do the job we are paying them to do. At least they could arrive at some conclusions and agreements to solve the problems. They are acting like spoiled brats. They aren’t thinking about America and her people, they are stalling for election time. Nothing will make me think otherwise. And when a Republican President gets elected, we will have the same situation. It is a “war” between the parties and none of them are worrying about America.

        • DaveH

          The thing is Claire that the Government cannot provide the solution. All they can do is spend more of our money, and stifle more of our productive workers and innovators.
          Big Government is the problem, not the solution.
          As Government Grows, Corruption Flows. Look to Mexico to see an example of that.

          • Claire

            DaveH–Good Morning to you!! Another voice of reason. I don’t like big government either. I am referring to working on the problems at hand without big government. They can work things out if they really try without spending like the dickens. They can learn to be frugal. They can do away with some of the nonsensical programs. But some of the politicians are “tied” to corporations, etc. Things are in such dire straits that it would be like robbing Peter to pay Paul now.

          • Tinwarble

            DaveH,

            “As Government expands, Liberty contracts”

            Ronald Reagan

            And Claire,

            You said, “They can work things out if they really try without spending like the dickens.” That, however, is not the problem, the problem is that government is not there to fix every problem, government only exists to protect our Liberties and defend us from those who would do us harm. The government would make you think that they can provide a perfect world, but there is no such thing as “a perfect Utopia”, at least not in this world. We were left, by our Forefathers, a country in which we allowed to make our on mistakes and fix our own problems and as Benjamin Franklin said “The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. Your have to catch up with it yourself.”

      • denniso

        Blaming only the Dems for the size of gov’t is a joke,as anyone who pays attention knows. Bush came into office w/ a 250 billion surplus and proceeded to bust the budget w/ a trillion $ drug plan and 2 unfunded wars that will cost more than a trillion $ and gave the wealthiest a huge trillion $ tax cut..if I remember right Bush is a Repub…He also expanded the size and budget of the military and clandestine services,even though it wasn’t a budget problem that allowed 9/11.

        • Meteorlady

          Gads Denniso – is that it? Blame Bush. Where’s your statistics? GHB was handed a hugh deficit by Reagan and proceeded to chip away at it. He got it down reasonably well, then came Clinton – Clinton agreed that a balanced budge was good and tried, but the Federal Reserve is the real reason Clinton had a balanced budget – they lowered interest rates and devalued our dollars and the budget came down to neutral. When GWB took office, he too tried to keep the budget in check. We had a few years where the economy boomed and we did not only have tax cuts for the rich, we had the temporary repeal of the marriage penalty which gave me and a lot of other Amercans more money in my pocket to spend. The war was the result of bad intelligence and ALL the politicians that voted for it were fooled because they didn’t do their research, they just voted. Bush was wrong to bail out AIG – they should have let them fail, but that’s really all he did. Now enter Obama who has raised the deficit by hugh bailouts, stimulus packages like cash for clunkers and cash for this and that. That helped the auto industry for a time, but they are right back to having no customers again. As for the program – it was a rip off from the word go. Auto dealers inflated the price of the cars so they could give money for the clunkers and Americans were again in debt to pay for their new automobiles. So, to keep blaming Bush for everything is immature and has no basis. You need to blame them all starting with FDR and LBJ.

  • http://www.interislandfrontiermission,com gilco

    Obama care was right for the americans and they needlessly wasted a lot of time trying to put it down. However eventually the need will be felt and just like there was a sudden surge of polling with Obama during his heydays campaigning… obamacare will again revive itself and people will be thank ful it did and then america will be the nation it should be.

    • Tinwarble

      gilco,

      I’ve really been meaning to find someone like you. I’ve always wanted to know what it’s like there in Bizarro World, is everything really backwards from how it is here. Do trees really grow upside down, and elevators really move sideways and everyone drive their cars in reverse? Well now, when you get back to the real world, try not to be shocked to much, remember that you just have ease back into it.

    • Meteorlady

      At the risk of repetition:

      Here’s run down of government run health care in this country:

      Actual cost of Medicare: $110 Billion – Projected Cost: $12 Billion
      Actual cost of Medicare Hospital: $67 Billion – Projected Cost: $9 Billion
      Actual cost of Medicaid Hospital: $17 Billion – Projected Cost: $1 Billion
      Actual cost of Medicare Home Care: $10 Billion – Projected Cost $4 Billion
      Actual cost of Schip: $6.8 Billion – Projected Cost $5.4 Billion
      Actual cost of Medicare Prescription Drug Plan: $41 Billion – Projected Cost $49 Billion

      Prior to these programs health care cost inflation was only slight more than regular inflation. In the years since their inception health care costs have run 2.3 time more regular inflation.

      The House Ways and Means Committee estimated that Medicaid first-year costs would be $238 million – it climbed to more than $1 billion. Part of the cost over-run can be attributed to California’s Henry Waxman’s for his expansion of the program, Medicaid now costs 37 times more than it did when it was launched—after adjusting for inflation. Its current cost is $251 billion, up 24.7% or $50 billion in fiscal 2009 alone, and that’s before the health-care bill covers millions of new beneficiaries. You all know Waxman – he’s currently working diligently on the new health care reform bill.

  • cmsu

    this is bootcamp for America.the socialists want to tear it down
    and build it back like they think it should be.

    put your anger to work.find an organization that is actually doing
    something to oppose them.contribute your ideas and (if you have it)
    some money.

    the best one i’ve found is dick morris.com and the league of American
    voters.

    • jim

      Cmsu, The NRA is an organization that has, is and will be doing the right thing.

      • JC

        ABSOLUTELY! America’s original Homeland Security. And damned proud of it.

        • DeNorm/EyesWideShut

          I’m a proud member.

  • DaveH

    For those who want a glimpse of the future the Liberals have in mind for us:
    http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=6505

  • eddie47d

    I have seen nothing but bullying,name calling,and ego bending on this sight. You know;like putting a shotgun to Obamas head and on yesterdays sight someone was willing to shoot a census worker if he comes to his house. Too many of you are always threatening someone and you want your opinion to matter? Where’s the FACTS in your comments? Put some evidence on the table that healthcare won”t work and would cause the demise of America.

    • denniso

      eddie…it is amazing what some of these people say…threats and bullying and stupidity..you have to wonder what sort of people they really are,since they sound like neanderthals.

    • Claire

      eddie47d–Remember the census worker that was found dead in Kentucky? They said he committed suicide, well, I never quite believed that story. A census is nothing to be afraid of. They have done it for decades. It is just a matter of getting a population count,nationality. So what is the big deal? Now all of a sudden it is big government and a big nono. I don’t have a problem with it. But nowadays the census worker better have protection.

      • DaveH

        Claire,
        Neither you or I have any idea what the circumstances were in the Census worker’s death. He may have been severely abusing his position of power. Who knows? I know that I have been the victim of Government abuse several times.
        The Census was established to determine the number of people in a state and thus the number of Representatives that would come from that state. That is all. Now they ask all kinds of questions that are none of the Government’s business. And they are taking GPS locations for your home. Why? What could possibly be their excuse for this unless they are up to no good?

        • Claire

          Well, I will see for myself when the time comes. If I don’t approve of it then I will deal with it. As far as the census worker, you are right, who knows what really happened. But I do not trust the situation. The truth about things/situations is a rarity. It is to the point where a person has to see it to believe it.

          • DaveH

            Isn’t that the truth.

          • denniso

            So,DaveH essentially says that if the census worker was ‘abusing his authority’, then his killing was justified. His true colors have come out. Another violent libertarian selling his magic potions.

          • libertytrain

            denniso – the census worker apparently killed himself – why are we pretending he didn’t?

          • JeffH

            denniso, that is what you have said, no one else said that.

          • denniso

            JeffH…so, you can’t read or think??

          • JeffH

            dennisso, it is you that seems to lack the ability to comprehend anything but your “drug induced” thoughts and comments.

        • JeffH

          Several theories were bandied about regarding the death of Bill Sparkman, but police now say that Bill Sparkman staged his death.
          Investigators said that prior to his death Bill Sparkman had talked about suicide and about anti-government sentiment in the rural area where he worked.
          http://www.startribune.com/nation/73120272.html
          Authorities said Sparkman alone manipulated the suicide scene.
          Sparkman also had recently taken out two accidental life insurance policies totaling $600,000 that would not pay out for suicide, authorities said. One policy was taken out in late 2008; the other in May.
          If Sparkman had been killed on the job, his family also would have been be eligible for up to $10,000 in death gratuity payments from the government.

          • Claire

            JeffH–This was so bizarre. If he indeed committed suicide, he certainly went through great lengths to stage it. Naked, tied himself to a tree, etc. Nuts!!

          • DaveH

            As you said earlier Claire – who knows what the truth is anymore?
            All I know is that the Government has pushed me around far more than any thug ever has, and the Government has taken far more of my money than any other thief has.

          • Claire

            DaveH–I agree-the government has socked my husband and I every year for many years. This year we will have to pay through the nose again.

          • JeffH

            I guess my point is that I doubt it was some country rightwing redneck that killed this guy, much to the dismay of EWO and the other liberals that spouted off about it. As we all are aware, we realize our government is capable of just about anything. JFK?

          • Claire

            JeffH—You are exactly right on. I still wonder about JFK. We will never know the truth. And government IS capable of anything.

    • DaveH

      Give me a break Eddie. I have posted article after article, but you Liberals don’t want to learn. I doubt you look at any of the links I provide. Liberals just want to harass others who are seeking answers to the crisis that looms.
      It is your ilk that mostly pursues the tactics of name-calling, ridicule, and unsupported facts. Count the personal attacks yourself and tell me who engages in them the most.

      • DaveH

        And how’s this for proof Eddie? This poll is from the most Liberal State in the Union which also has Government HealthCare. Massachusetts has 3 Democrats for every 1 Republican and still more people there dislike the system than like it:
        http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/massachusetts/in_massachusetts_32_consider_state_s_health_care_reform_a_success

        • Claire

          For some crazy reason, I knew Brown would get elected. There is too much dissent in America right now. Too much uncertainty. People will have a lot to think about when voting time comes.

        • BrianO

          Well Done without a doubt, you post the most research material of anyone on this site. Those of us with an open mind greatly appreciate it.
          Thank You Dave.

          • DaveH

            Thank you for the kind words Brian.

          • JeffH

            …second that along with an attaboy to Tin also.

          • Tinwarble

            Thanks Jeff, just trying to do my part.

    • Meteorlady

      The census only needs to count the fact that two people live in my house. The fact that I have skin color, am of a certain religion, my annual income….. and all the other questions is of no concern to the government. What the government does do is take those statistics in order to redistrict, send more of my money to minority communities and generally keep us all in check. Please provide me with valid argument that says I need to identify myself any further than 2 people in my household.

  • realbigal

    Good article, Chip.

    But, people need to know that Scott Brown is NOT one of us. He is not a “Conservative”, certainly not a Libertarian, certainly not a Constitutionalist, and not even a true Liberal.

    He will probably vote the same way as Ron Paul only about 50% of the time. And he could easily get “DC disease” and deteriorate from that.
    Rejection of socialized medicine won in the Massachusetts, not Scott Brown. And when many of the people who voted for him realize that he is not totally angainst socialized medicine, they will be disappointed and discouraged.

    His position on tax increases is even weaker.

    At least he is reasonably reliable in supporting the Second Amendment.

    And his pro-life position is quite weak.

    I hope we can replace him with a better Senator in 2012. Curt Schilling, are you listening?

    • phred

      Too all those who tink Obama is “such a good president and a nice man”, please, read the U.S. Constitution. It, among other things, attempts to LIMIT the powers of the federal government, and subsequently, all governments under the federal umbrella. Power goes to the people, who then give a bit of power to the government for national defense and for the regulation of interstate commerce.
      Now, what would Obamacare do? Don’t even TRY to tell us it would give “free medicare” to the masses. One of the parts of the Bill, as it was making it’s way thru Congress was a provision demanding that we ALL buy an approved form of health insurance, if not we’re subject to several years in prison AND a $250,000 fine! That’s not health care, that’s a Marxist attempt to assume all power over the people being governed.
      Government also has NO place involving itself in the ownership of private businesses—yet Obama, in essence, bought a 65% share of General Motors. The U.S. also, now owns a large share of a lot of big businesses—which violates the Constitution big time!
      The United States is also founded with the principles of free enterprise. The less government stands in the way of business the better things are for the general, common, person in the country. Sure, there are crooked businessmen, and shady dealings, harmful transactions, etc., and this DOES need to be dealt with, but still, government needs to take as small a role as possible, not the ever increasing power bites they have been doing since before the start of the 20th century.
      Obama has surrounded himself with communists since he was young, and continues to do so today. He is an ego maniac, and those who disagree with him, when and where he can, he will slam them as hard as he can.
      The American voter, and this seems to be a constistant happening, does stupid things, like, they get angry over something, blame whatever party happens to be in power, and vote not FOR something, but against the party and/or administration. That’s why every 12-16 years we get a situation like we have now (until Scott Brown in Mass.), anti-democracy things like a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. And one party having the ability to push through whatever legislation they want regardless of what the people want.
      All Americans should thank whatever divinity they speak to that we have slipped SLIGHTLY past that situation. My hope now is that this will act l;ike a rubber band, and next fall we’ll readjust, and have something more like a balance between the Republicruds, who want to tell us how to live our personal lives, and the Damnocrats who want to regulate everything they can in the business world.
      Maybe, one day, we’ll actually get voter sensibility and get rid of party politics, or at least stop believing that we live in a nation with a “two party political system”, then, maybe we can actually get BACK to the Constitution, and beginning being a free people once again!

      • American Citizen

        Phred, Medicare is not free. We pay premiums for Part B and supplemental. There is a huge deductible for Hospital. Taxes pay for that part (hospital) which we also paid when we worked. Otherwise, we pay for what the insurances do not cover unless it is written off by the doctors. Most don’t anymore.

        • phred

          And that somehow says anything related to what I said? Not once did I notice saying a thing about medicare, I spoke simply to the Constitution and how Massa Obama is continuing the bastardization of that!

          • denniso

            phred is worried about presidential power increasing??I wonder,was he around for the past 8yrs when Cheny was expanding and consolidating that very power for Bush?? You guys stepped along faithfully when Cheny/bush were doing what you’re accusing Obama of doing..hypocritical.

          • DaveH

            Spoken like a true Denniso. You have no idea of what our stance on Bush or Cheney was. Yet you call us names. Guess what Denniso? Bush is out. Don’t tell anybody, I think it’s a secret.
            Keep posting Denniso, you are my best example of why we need to get the Liberals out.

      • http://! Brian O

        Very well said phred.

  • WW

    phred, keep eating the sugar, and realbigal keep consuming the grape juice, and DaveH keep believing in whatever you believe……….. Stupid is a condition, Ignorance is a choice!!!

    • DaveH

      Oh boo hoo, a Liberal is calling us names. I haven’t been so hurt since 8th grade.

    • http://! Brian O

      WW You seem to have a lot of knowledge regarding Stupidity and Ignorance I’m curious which one are you?

      • DaveH

        To call WW stupid would be an insult to stupid people.

    • Tinwarble

      WW,

      You seem to be able to spew out your diatribe without any facts to backup your views. Apparently you only know how to defend views by insulting those that you disagree with. Now, I know that this might be hard for you, but if you would actually research a few things, you know pick up a book or study some history, you might have a chance of defending yourself without having to resort to your 15 yr old mentality. After all, you are not hurting anyone with your little temper tantrums, all you are doing is showing your ignorance.

  • WW

    And thank you army ranger for the correction……. content still stands!!!

    • phred

      So, here’s a good question, WW:
      Have you ever read a book that in any manner addressed the revolutionary War? Have you ever read of the History of Europe from, oh, say, the Dark ages until the beginning of the 19th century? Have you ever read the United States Constitution? Have you ever even HEARD of the Declaration of Independence? Have you followed the Articles of the Continental Congress?
      Do you know ANYTHING about this country, its Supreme Law of the Land, it’s raison d’etre?
      Now, since we’re on this subject. let’s skip ahead a few years; have you ever read, or even heard of, the book “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx? That’s kind of the definition of the extreme Socialist State that had been adopted by the Bolsheviks back there in the early years of the 20th century. That was the basis for the Communism that was the rule in the USSR, and became the rule in mainland China, and was spread by those countries to many places on the globe. You need me to give you their main belief?? Okay:
      “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” And the government has to own everything in order for this to happen, and if you disagree with what the government tells you to do, well, there are prisons, salt mines, and cemetaries that are not yet full.
      It took a lot of years, but, eventually the USSR broke up, and denied Communism. And right now, as we speak, China is pushing to become increasingly a free market nation and economy.
      But, hey, here in the U.S.A. we have a fella name of BaRRRAAACCK Obama who still believes in the Karl Marx method, and will push like hell to instituteit in our country, removing the last vestiges of our freedoms and liberties!
      And, WW, has the Massa Obama sent you your coupon for the Kool Aid yet?

      • Claire

        People can read the very same literature and interpret it in different ways. Not all of us will believe the same way. It is called difference of opinion. Sometimes people interpret literature to their own way of thinking.

        • Tinwarble

          Claire,

          UMMMM!!! NO!!! History is history, and it’s not something that you have to interpret. Now some have tried to rewrite history to fit their agenda, that is why you have to do the work and make sure that the history that you are learning is the correct history. But if it is correct and can be backed up with facts and you use a little common sense, then you don’t have to interpret it, because it is either something that happened or didn’t happen. Just as 2+2 = 4, if you study math you can’t interpret it and say that you thought that 2+2 = 10. Interpretation of history is what they do in movies and is where a lot of people, who have not study history, get their facts.

        • Meteorlady

          Claire – spoken like a true product of public education. Black and White are the norm for History books, except we tend to rewrite history to suit our purposes. Be careful that you don’t fall into the trap of believing that everyone interprets something differently. I cannot read the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and interpret it for anything other that what it is and what it means. Can you? If so, give me your conclusions.

          • Claire

            Meteorlady–if you will read my post, I said “literature” I did not say the Constitution. And yes, history is sometimes rewitten to serve a person’s purposes. Product of public education? I went to a country school for the first 5 grades, then I had to go to town. I was in school years and years ago when they still taught history, math, and science they way they supposed to be taught. Did you go to a public school?
            As far as the Consitution goes, I interpret it the same way everyone else does. So please do not put words into my thoughts.

          • Claire

            Geez, typos. I must be tired but you can still read my answer.

      • DaveH

        And have you, WW, ever heard of what the Communists did to the Ukrainians?
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor

  • WW

    phred, you obviously lack an education!!! And it is no fun to debate with an uneducated dolt!! Spell check does work and you should use it. And yes, I have read all of the above and know what the content is about……. as well, it is obvious that you have not done the same!

    • DaveH

      Typical Liberal Liar.

    • DaveH

      Phred’s questions were rhetorical, ignorant Liberal. He as well as I wouldn’t really expect an honest reply from an immoral Liberal.

      • denniso

        Don’t you think that you and phred are being a little juvenile w/ your attacks??

        • DaveH

          I learned from the best – Donkey Denniso.

        • Tinwarble

          And just which personality is speaking through you this time demsho.

        • phred

          “….juvenile with our attacks?” Huh?? I wrote a post speaking to what the United States is all about according to the founding documents, WW writes back “keep taking the sugar.” (??)—and someone else, as in Dave H and myself are being juvenile? C’mon, Denniso, just because someone is on the same side of an argument as yourself, at least notice who has reasoning and intelligence opf response and who is here only to insult and attempt to belittle their opponents with no mannet of substance, eh?
          Now, BTW, if you want to deny what I have said, maybe you should actually read some of the information I asked WW about in a subsequent post—the Rticles of Confederation, the Constitution, the DFeclaration of Independence, etc. That would be much better than to adopt the assinine stance of WW who has only insults and sound bites to work with. Then we could actually have a discussion, eh?

    • Tinwarble

      WW,

      You want to talk about someone who is uneducated, yet you do nothing but spout diatribe. You apparently only made it to the 6th grade, because your arguments seem to be that from someone with that mentality. And you know, I am not one to go around correcting anyone on their spelling mistakes, because I have made my share. But neither should you, sense you have misspelled so many words that I would have to swear that you have never looked in a dictionary. Perhaps, you should finishing educating yourself, before you go around telling others how uneducated they are and you do not fool anyone by declaring that you have read something when it is more than apparent to everyone that you have not.

    • Meteorlady

      WW – did you just call Phred a name in order to get out of answering his questions in a logical and educated manner? Wow, I’m impressed.

  • Old School

    Now that Scott Brown was awarded the privilage of this Senate seat, look beyond the Democrate/Republican wrestling ring. The puppet master is the global banking cartel, who’s MO is to promote collectivism over individualism by divide and conquer techniques.

  • DaleK

    phred, it seems that WW, like ALL other left-wingers, when he can’t argue the FACTS, resorts to name calling (such as the venom spewed by those in his camp such as’racists’, ‘rednecks’, ‘teabaggers’,…the list goes on when referring to the tea partiers). WW just wants The Government to be his daddy, because he is afraid to be a man & stand on his own two feet by taking care of himself & his family. Sadly, there are too many people like WW who who haven’t been weened off of mommy’s tit, so they cling to the view that they “can’t be masters of their own domain”. (the Sienfeld show with that quote is quite funny!) The American tradition of self-reliance has decreased dramatically over the years due to the misplaced idea that The Government should be the guarantor of our freedoms, and not that our freedoms rests with We The People. Fortunately, the citizenry is awakening to the fact that The Government will enslave us if we let it. WW and others in his group haven’t a clue as to what the founding fathers said & meant when they created The Constitution. Perhaps he was too busy watching internet porn.

    • David Hall

      Good Read! You can read WW S**T and tell (ITS’) got MENTAL problems and is a real live SICKCO.

  • American Citizen

    Obama was asked a lot of questions by the Utah governor at the meeting yesterday. Obama couldn’t give a straight answer to any of them. As someone said this morning on a radio talk show, “The only promise he’s kept is the one of transparency. I can see right through him.”

    • David Hall

      American Citizen, I totally agree. It blows me away when I heard Bill
      O’reilly say what a brillant man, Obama is. Obama, can’t answer or
      carry on a simple (common-sense), question & answer session. All he
      can do is read a teleprompter and even gets that screwed-up, sometimes. He’s what I can an EDUCATED IDIOT! I’ve seen and heard them
      all my life. Excellent at reading a book, but can’t carry on a common-sense conversation. Go Figure!

      • denniso

        You’ve lost it!!!

        • DaveH

          Hee Haw.

          • David Hall

            DavidH, Thank-ya, being from Tennessee, I can understand that conversation, short, sweet, and to the point. Hee Haw! Hee Haw!

        • David Hall

          Denniso, Bubba you LOST IT! the day you climbed out, into this world.

      • usmadgirl

        David Hall,

        From one Tennesseean to another, you hit the nail on the head. About O’Reilly, I think he’s just being nice for fear of having the “race card” thrown in his face like the rest of us have to tolerate for disagreeing with a HALF black president!

        • David Hall

          Ain’t that the truth. Anybody, North, South, East, or West that believes in Jesus Christ, U.S. Constitution, Our Republic, and Capitalism, Freedom and Liberty, the freedom to succeed or fail in life, we’re racist bigots, especially people in the South, they think
          we’re still running around wearing them funny-looking white hats and
          ropes, burning crosses in our yards. Yeah! these Progressive Socialists are hell bent on destroying our Nation and way of life. And
          the scarey thing is, they got a good hold on it and teaching the Progressive movement in our colleges, all around the country.

          • usmadgirl

            David Hall,

            Not to mention, most probably think we still don’t wear shoes!

            I read all the comments from a lot of people here about getting rid of ALL the incumbents. I don’t know where you are in TN, but my representatives are true conservatives, Zach Wamp, & of course our Senators, Bob Corker & Lamar Alexander.

            I only had one disagreement with Lamar when he voted to approve Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice. I wrote him & let him have it for helping to appoint a racist progressive. The reason he gave was that he hated the way the ‘left’ treated Sam Alito when he was nominated & wanted to give Sonia Sotomayor more respect. Other than that, they’ve voted my views on every issue. Why would I vote my representatives out that I KNOW are going to vote conservatively to possibly be replaced with a RINO or a Progressive pretending to be a Republican (I don’t put anything past this administration)? I know that Marsha Blackburn & Phil Roe are conservative reps in TN too; so why would we need to get rid of them? I honestly feel sorry for conservatives in the “blue states”.

            About the progressive movement in the schools, it’s evil that today’s children are being taught inaccurate history & are being indoctrinated by the left & the majority let it happen. The minority is taking the rights & privileges of the majority right from under our noses! Why have we allowed the progressives, the ACLU & Political Correctness dictate our lives? My gosh, we’re conservative, not dead! Now we have the minority pushing for the health care hoax (and all the other lies to control our lives) that the majority rejects! It’s just absurd!

          • David Hall

            I live in Benton County, North-West part of the state. I argue, with
            Democrats alot about our county voting democrat. I tell them, if
            Democrat policies are so great, why is Benton County, the poorest
            county in our state. They’re like the rest of them, stand there scratching their hollow head, blaming Bush! I tell em, all bankrupt
            counties and states are all Democrat controlled. Do you see a little
            pattern here? All that’s here is Wal-mart and good huntin & fishin.

          • usmadgirl

            David Hall,

            I’m in the opposite end of TN in the SE. I’m sorry you’re in a Dumb-o-crat County & hope you at least have a SUPER Walmart!

            I hope everybody watched Glenn today. You mentioned what was being taught in our schools. Well, Glenn talked about O-bum-a’s “Organizing for America” program asking high school students to “intern” for his Marxist dictator butt! Their required reading is Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”, “Brand New Organizer” & “Stir It Up” by Rinko Sen. You can actually read some of the last book here:

            http://www.amazon.com/Stir-Up-Community-Organizing-Advocacy/dp/0787965332#reader_0787965332

            This just makes me furious & nauseous!

          • realbigal

            I think I am replying to the wrong space. But to the person who said “they think we don’t wear shoes,” what’s wrong with not wearing shoes? Barefoot is classy. Bearfoot is classier. It’s okay to be a proud redneck as long as you are also an Americanist.

          • Meteorlady

            Keep this in mind – if you are hurt or actually care about a remark made or a name called, you must have respect for the person making the remark or calling the name. Otherwise, who give a rip? To keep arguing with name callers in anti-productive because they just don’t care and their facts amount to name calling and skewing the facts.

        • cr747

          usmadgirl, I have to ask you this question,,,,Is he half white, or is he half black?????????????? Which part do you think stands out the most??????????????

          • usmadgirl

            cr747,

            I’m not quite sure what you’re asking. Please elaborate.

            By the way, I told Tinwarble, that some on this board were insulting you by grouping you with ALL lawyers. I’ve spent most of the past 28 years at courthouses & a lot of my friends are attorneys. That’s the same as saying that all police officers are corrupt when one does something bad, or all priests or ministers are bad because of a few who go astray or all politicians are greedy & corrupt because a LOT are. The only group that can be considered ALL bad are PROGRESSIVES!

          • usmadgirl

            cr747,

            I’ll just add this. Half is half. The only thing that stands out to ME is the Progressive part that’s taking this country away from every aspect of what the founding fathers intended to provide us with Liberty & protect us from the tyranny that he’s inflicting on us.

    • Tinwarble

      A.C.,

      Obama didn’t go there to answer questions or to have a debate. He just want to go there to give the Republicans a lecture on how they needed to fall in line and get on board with his programs. And tell them how everything was their fault and how right he was on everything.

      • Meteorlady

        Obama could give a rat’s tail if the Republican fall in line. In fact, he would rather they did not because that is just too much opposition to his programs. He would rather try to turn the American public against them and that’s where that little sound bite came from.

        • David Hall

          Meteorlady, I respectfully, disagree. Obama, wants some on board, because Obama, KNOWS, his Government take-over is going to destroy our
          dollar and economy. Then, he can tell us, that there is economic blood, on the Republicans hands, too. Back to the same ole, blame somebody else policy. The Republicans should stay clear of these Progressive Socialist Nuts and let them hang themselves, THEY DON’T
          NEED ANY HELP!

  • dmp says :

    Dear Chip Wood :

    Thank you very much for being on the right side and with a very conservative pro-life conviction. You have enlightened the minds of those who are in the midst of ” darkness “, caused by the ” deceptions ” of the Obama administration.

    Thank you again for your great contribution to the American society in guiding and leading them to the right direction, that will ultimately put American back to where ” She ” belongs. ” ON TOP AND RIGHT “.

    God bless America.

    • phred

      Yeah, well, whaally funny is that WW calls me an “uneducated dolt”. And, due to his other comment, he has connected typos to being uneducated.
      BTW, WW, I am quite well educated in things cosmological, but far more deeply in things historical. Should you decide to get into a debate with this “uneducated dolt”, you may wish to brush up—-seems you’ve lttle to no idea what documents and books I mentioned are about, else we could get a response that involves something more than attempts at causing anger, and actually get into some facts—such as the Constitution calling for a very limited government for the U.S.A.
      But, I have often found those who can’t put a reasonable and/or realistic argument together to simply spew nonesense such as “keep eating the sugar”r the attempted insult “stupid is a condition, ignorance is a choice.” Did you learn to speak in stupid sound bytes from your liberal friends, or from books by Josef Stalin, or Mao Tse-Tung? Sound bytes (bites for those of you from Rio Linda) are good for people like you, they say nothing, they are, at the same time, insulting, and don’t commit you to anything.
      If you have something to say, WW, why is it that you seem so afraid to say it?

  • Baker

    If our elected officials can violate their oath of office, the constitutions (both states and federal), then why can’t WE THE PEOPLE have a petition for a special recall election… why leave them in office until the fall?

    In the mean time each person can go to their state capital and file a tort against the official. He gave his oath and that is the contract. Your tax money is the compensation for that contract.

    If 10 million people can send pink slips to Washington through World Net Daily, then why can’t 10 million people file lawsuits? They are not protected from violating the promises they made to go into office or from violating the constitution!

  • DeNorm/EyesWideShut

    ImpeachObamaCampaign.com – Floyd Brown
    “Building grassroots support for the Impeachment of Barack Obama is, and will continue to be, our primary focus, but the outpouring of support from folks like you made it obvious to us that we’ll be around a lot longer than Barack Hussein Obama.”

    And when Barack Hussein Obama is no longer in office, which could happen sooner rather than later, we don’t want to lose the massive grassroots coalition that has sprung up as a result of this project and I’m told that it’s much better to take care of this little piece of housekeeping now, rather than later… while our numbers are in the hundreds-of-thousands as opposed to the millions (and we plan to be there soon).

  • http://none Beverly Sherman

    Hello, I read everyone of the replys above and agree with 99% of them. In the last speech Obama gave he said it was all his fault for not explaining the health care bill enough to us and we didn’t really understand it. I am offended by that as is many others like we are morons and can’t read between the lines, as well as the lines. He is the moron for not understanding what the words mean WE DON’T WANT IT. It is not just a health care scam, it is to take over our lives. What health care program can you think of that takes over 2,000 pages. It is just a way for him to change this wonderful country into socialism and do away with all the seniors. He said if we like the health plan we have now we can keep it. How can the seniors keep their health plan if he is drawing out all the money for probably more date nights with his wife.
    I just heard of his trip to London where he took over 500 of his staff with him and 200 doctors, plus several cars, his own cooks and God only knows what else. That trip had to have cost us a few pennies to be sure. He keeps hollering to all the other countries how we are not a christian country and the people are arrogant. I’d like to show him how arrogant I can be. It seems to me he has done enough damage already to this country and there should be a way we can kick him out of office. He is not a citizen, everyone knows that and I don’t understand why he cannot be made to show his birth certificate not his certificate of live birth.
    I was told the secretaries of the white house are supposed to check out everyone when they sign up to run for president, but they didn’t do it with him and if that came out now, they would all be fired. Well boo hoo, maybe next time they will learn to do their job right.
    Every now and then Glenn Beck will show the interview with Obama’s grandmother in Kenya. If you listen very closely to that interview she said Obama’s older sister was with the grandmother at the hospital when the boy was born. Then as soon as she could his mom got on an airplane for Hawaii and claimed she had the baby at home, but needed a birth certificate for him. They would not do it, but they did give her a certificate of live birth. Big difference. If we don’t find a way to get him out of there he is going to destroy us all. I belong to grass roots and several other things, they know I am unable to send money, but I will write letters and have done that to millions of people. I am 73 years old and on social security and sa most of you know we didn’t get a cost of living raise this year or next, but all of congress gave themselves a huge raise. I think they know they won’t be there long. They get more money in 1 week than I get in an entire year. If you think living on $1,000.00 a month is easy, try it sometime and still pay $500.00 a month rent.

  • El rancho Bob

    For all of you who think that Barack Obama hasn’t accoplished anything in his first year in office. Let me remind you of one thing, he has succeeded in replacing Jimmy Carter as the worst president we have ever had. It took Jimmy four years to do that, Obama did it in about the first six months. Remember, if you can’t be a good example you can always serve as a horrible warning!

    • phred

      El rancho Bob, he also got good old boy Jimmeh Cahtah to tell us that the only reason we may have to disagree with Massa Obama is because we must be racists. I know a couple of the posters here attempt the same insult and lie. Doesn’t matter that Massa O wants to turn the U.S. into a Soviet Satellite State, just that, since he is black and wants that, and some of us are not black and don’t want the United States to be totally destroyed, we, of course, are the racists. What a crock-o-crap that is, eh?
      Can’t speak for the rest of you, but for me, I don’t need government to tell me how to accomplish every aspect of my life—I can figure things out for myself, and I figure my freedoms and liberties are too important to allow a Marxist to become dictator! Whether she be called Harry Ried, Nancy Pelosi, or Massa O. ( or, for that matter, the infamous poster here who calls itself “WW”)

  • Meteorlady

    Here’s run down of government run health care in this country:

    Actual cost of Medicare: $110 Billion – Projected Cost: $12 Billion
    Actual cost of Medicare Hospital: $67 Billion – Projected Cost: $9 Billion
    Actual cost of Medicaid Hospital: $17 Billion – Projected Cost: $1 Billion
    Actual cost of Medicare Home Care: $10 Billion – Projected Cost $4 Billion
    Actual cost of Schip: $6.8 Billion – Projected Cost $5.4 Billion
    Actual cost of Medicare Prescription Drug Plan: $41 Billion – Projected Cost $49 Billion

    Prior to these programs health care cost inflation was only slight more than regular inflation. In the years since their inception health care costs have run 2.3 time more regular inflation.

    The House Ways and Means Committee estimated that Medicaid first-year costs would be $238 million – it climbed to more than $1 billion. Part of the cost over-run can be attributed to California’s Henry Waxman’s for his expansion of the program, Medicaid now costs 37 times more than it did when it was launched—after adjusting for inflation. Its current cost is $251 billion, up 24.7% or $50 billion in fiscal 2009 alone, and that’s before the health-care bill covers millions of new beneficiaries. You all know Waxman – he’s currently working diligently on the new health care reform bill.

    Well – that it. Denniso wanted facts and arguments so let him come forward with a rebuttal (name calling and generalizations are not allowed here).

  • denniso

    I notice that you didn’t include costs paid out and premiums paid in to private insurance co’s. Why aren’t you blaming them for rising costs? We spend about 2 trillion $$ per year for all healthcare,so the bulk of it is w/ private coverage. I believe that insurance in general leads to higher costs because people aren’t paying the full cost so they are more likely to accept price increase that would otherwise be outrageous. So,gov’t ‘insurance’ can do the same thing,just not as dramitically since it’s a much smaller part of the whole. I still say,get the profit motive out of all healthcare…pay the professionals a decent salary and get the private corporations out of healthcare.

    • phred

      Denniso, I don’t know how old you may, and,frankly, don’t care. However, I’ll tell you that I am in my midsixties, and here has been my experience whenEVER gov’t gets involved in what SHOULD be private enterprise:
      The system gets all bogged down in bureaucracy.
      It never does what it was sold to do.
      It ends up costing many times more than was EVER p[rojected by its champions, and we get nothing–NOTHING– out of it but an expensive boondoggle.
      leave government out of this equation, and allow the free market system to adjust itself. As long as there is a better, cheaper, more efficient way of doing things some entrepreneur will find those ways. As long as government is involved it will simply become more complex, and more a system where bureaucrats will do ANYTHING to protect their jobs.
      Oh, and since you accused me of being “juvenile in” my “attacks” on WW, maybe ypou could answer as to why it is that he/she can call everybody names, say absolutely nothing of substance, be challenged to actually contribute to the discussionhere, yet slinks off into the night without a word? If not, do NOT come making such stupid accusations just because he is a liberal like yourself, okay? Stick to dealing with what’s being said, and notice when your freinds are being assinine, eh? Thanks

      • David Hall

        Sir, don’t waste your valuable time on debating with poor ole denniso. You be better off to debate with a dead stump. Ain’t no-body
        home up there, between his eyes, a little above his nose. I mean, nothing there.

        • Fed Up Gal in NM

          David Hall,

          I guess that’s the same as saying…the lights are on, but no body’s home…..or…that eleveator don’t go all the way to the top anymore….LoL.

          Fed Up Gal

          • David Hall

            Fed Up Gal in NM, Well said, my friend! THAT’S EVEN BETTER!

  • JeffH

    Thomas Sowell: Feb. 3, 2010
    Whatever position people take on health care reform, there seems to be a bipartisan consensus — usually a sign of mushy thinking — that it is a good idea for the government to force insurance companies to insure people whom politicians want them to insure, and to insure them for things that politicians think should be insured.

    Contrary to what politicians expect us to do, let’s stop and think. Why aren’t insurance companies already insuring the people and the conditions that they are going to be forced to cover? Because that means additional costs — and because the insurance companies don’t think their customers are willing to pay those particular costs for those particular coverages.

    It costs politicians nothing to mandate more insurance coverage for more people. But that doesn’t mean that the costs vanish into thin air. It simply means that both buyers and sellers of insurance are forced to pay costs that neither wants to pay. But, because soaring political rhetoric leaves out such grubby things like costs, it sounds like a great deal.

    It is not just costs that are left out. It is consequences in general.

  • http://www.twitter.com/1dumbschmuck 1DumbSchmuck

    I agree with a post on http://www.proudlymadeinamerica.com in that our manufacturers, and all employers and citizens, need healthcare reform. The dems might have been way off base on what they wanted, but I blame the repubs for nothing getting done.
    To my fellow repubs, letting people die and costs to skyrocket in-order to prove a point is not a moral victory. I don’t even think it is moral, but that is me.
    There was a solution to be had, but our party (and the dems) did not step up. I expected it of the dems, but not the repubs.

  • JeffH

    You obviously haven’t been privy to information about the shutout of the Repubs in the Health Care discussions. You know, the ones that produced bribes for votes or were conducted behind closed doors.
    REFORM:
    1 a : to put or change into an improved form or condition b : to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses
    2 : to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action
    3 : to induce or cause to abandon evil ways
    4 a : to subject (hydrocarbons) to cracking b : to produce (as gasoline or gas) by cracking
    intransitive verb
    : to become changed for the better

    There hasn’t been an iota of intelligant thought put into any Health Care Proposals only backroom deals with everyone but the American people.

    Yes, Republicans and Democrats are a serious problem to the American people, but Pelosi and company have made a spectacle of themselves in Congress and I, for one, don’t want government screwing up America anymore.

  • Mr Anti Republican

    Read Frank Luntz Language of health care and see how you idiots have been scammed. Its made by republicans for republicans there for you get what you deserve. You will not know the effects for a while but you will all pay soon. Your insurance now has nobody to stop it and thats if they let you have it when you need it.
    How could you idiots allow a corporation to tell you when you cann see a doctor ?
    And to date they are the only ones pulling the plug on grandma, you idiots

  • Mr Anti Republican

    Everything I hear out you jerks is right out of the playbook “The Language of Health Care”
    Now you get what you deserve
    There never was a government forced program.
    Everyone had to enroll in some program or go to the exchange. As an employer my health care cost for employees would have reduced by 2/3 through the exchange and nobody is forcing me to do anything.
    However, my lead Electricians daughter was denied Leukemia Treatment by our existing plan claiming it was experimental. The procedure is 20 years old and now considered mainstream conventional medicine.
    We buried his child on the third and I guarantee her death is ,well lets just say plenty of Republican children will die from leukemia this year after being denied.
    I dont care what you have been fooled to believe but under any condition allowing children to die for profit is what will now continue to happen.
    Is this the side you really want to be on ?
    Because thats where you are and your knee jerk programmed reaction of “Yeah but they were gonna” is a sign that Americans have lost their moral compass.
    You have been lied to and the evidence is in this Republican produced document and strategy to defeat health care titled “The Language of Health Care” by Frank Luntz, republican Polster.
    Read it and tell me what you think about what you have been told and what this document instructs Republican representatives to say.

  • Tim

    Once again, Chip Wood is wrong! This time it is about health care. By the way, it isn’t “Obamacare,” something that the tea partiers have been calling it. The bills that were debated on in Congress were put together by the members of Congress, not Obama. I have some reservations about the Senate bill. I think it would be a giveaway to the insurance industry. I like the bill passed by the House, because it has a public option. I think the Democrats should use the reconciliation approach to get a bill with a strong public option.

    Lastly, it’s interesting that Republicans say terrible things about the Senate bill, but it is actually almost identical to the one that was approved by Massachusetts, which Scott Brown even voted for. It was signed into law by conservative Mitt Romney. If you don’t believe, go to http://www.politifact.com. It talks about it there.

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Tim,

      Please listen closely….it absolutely is not about health care….it absolutely is about control….the best way to control people, is to offer them a carrot that is actually a cactus in disguise! Stop now, because you really are starting to sound like Gibbs.

      Fed Up Gal

    • David Hall

      Bubba, HE’S THE BIG BOSS MAN! That’s why we call it OBAMACARE! I personally call it, DOWN WITH AMERICA! Timmy, read carefully, what
      Fed Up Gal wrote. There is a KEY WORD in there, well heck, I don’t
      think you will be able to find it, so being the nice Southern Gentleman, I am, I tell ya! It’s CONTROL! yeap buddy that’s it. Ask her. ALL ABOUT CONTROL! Big part of his PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT.

  • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/pediatric-patients-with-chronic-pain-look-to-acupuncture-19609231/ James A Graham

    The Truth About the Health Care Bills – Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney

    Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

    To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

    The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

    However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

    The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

    The irony is that the Congress doesn’t have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

    This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide…

    If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn’t work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

    So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn’t stop there though.

    The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

    The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

    I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights… Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.” If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

    For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

    Michael Connelly
    Retired attorney,
    Constitutional Law Instructor
    Carrollton , Texas

    AFTER HAVING READ THIS, PLEASE FORWARD….

    If you don’t care about our constitution, or your rights under it, just do nothing.

    WE MUST HOLD CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

  • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/pediatric-patients-with-chronic-pain-look-to-acupuncture-19609231/ James A Graham

    Obama demands that the US flag NOT be flown in Haiti
    posted at 10:51 am on March 16, 2010 by Cassy Fiano

    So far, we’ve spent $179,883,065 in humanitarian assistance to Haiti. We’ve sent our military there to help distribute food and water, to help find the missing, and to help rebuild the ravaged nation. But Obama is afraid that we’ll be considered “occupiers”, and so, the United States flag is not to be flown over any US installation in Haiti.

    But the country whose contributions dwarf the rest of the world’s — the United States — has no flag at its main installation near the Port-au-Prince airport.

    The lack of the Stars and Stripes does not sit well with some veterans and servicemembers who say the U.S. government should be proud to fly the flag in Haiti, given the amount of money and manpower the U.S. is donating to help the country recover from the Jan. 12 quake.

    The Obama administration says flying the flag could give Haiti the wrong idea.

    “An international partner”?? This may be an international relief effort — with the United States as usual giving far more than any other country — but that hasn’t kept other countries from flying their flags. France, Germany, and Croatia are all flying their flags, just like every other country. I doubt anyone in Haiti is weeping over the French, German, and Croatian occupations taking place because of it. No one besides Obama is idiotic enough to think that flying our flag means that we’ll be seen as an occupation force. It’s perfectly clear to everyone with a brain that we are in Haiti for one reason alone, and that is to give relief.

    Considering the amount of money, time, and manpower we’ve contributed to the relief effort in Haiti, one would think that Obama would be proud to have our flag flying in Haiti. But Obama isn’t a president who is proud of his country, is he? He’d rather apologize for the United States than take pride in it. We are literally saving lives for no gain of our own in a foreign country, and he’s still apologizing.

    And does this show something more troubling? Apparently, this entire flap started because of some squabble with Prime Minister Bellerive, who didn’t like that we flew a flag over a temporary consular station on the tarmac. So instead of standing his ground, and standing up for his country and the good work it is doing, Obama caved. He has no backbone to stand up to any leader of any foreign country! And this man is supposed to be our Commander in Chief. How is the United States ever going to gain respect if Obama is completely and totally spineless?

    This isn’t smart diplomacy. This is pure idiocy, and it’s shameful. It’s pathetic that the leader of our country would be so ashamed of the country he’s supposed to lead. It’s sad that our president so clearly does not love his country.

  • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/pediatric-patients-with-chronic-pain-look-to-acupuncture-19609231/ James A Graham

    Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

    From: James Graham

    THE HEART OF OUR PROBLEMS IS OUR POLITICANS ARE MONEY HUNGRY !!!!

    As a widow of a military retiree, who stood with her husband for over 20 years while he served this country (which was the greatest in the world until this Congress and President took over), I have to say I agree. Shirley

    As a retired military man that have given over twenty-seven years of my life to my country, I truly feel that what this
    Country needs most is a new amendment to the Constitution . I am recommending that we add the 28th amendment to the Constitution of the UNITED STATES.

    For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that Congress members could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn’t pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered…in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn’t seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.

    This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.

    Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Congressman, Senators, Representatives and the President together with his/her staff; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Congressman, Senators, Representatives, and the President together with his/her staff that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States”.

    This 28th amendment to the Constitution of the UNITED STATES Will apply to all passed, present and future
    Presidents an their staffs , Congressman, Senators an Representatives.
    Just think of all the money this would save the tax payers!!!!!

    I think the Senators, Representatives or Congressman that comes out strongly for this will be our next President.

    HTCM USN Retired James A. Graham E-Mail address is ( jagraham@charter.net ) Please forward !!!!!!!

    • Oliver Worley

      April, 23rd, 2010, Mr. Graham, I agree with you a 100%. I am just an old country boy but as I was born and raised in this great country, I believe in the making of all the laws, Constitution, Declaration of independence, and the Plege of Allegience to the Flag of the United States of America as our fore fathers set it all forth. IN GOD WE TRUST is something that OBAMA and CONGRESS does not know the meaning of therefore, I/you/and we the people voted them in and we can vote them out. I encourage everyone that is a TRUE American to get rid of the present and worst PRESIDENT we have ever had and the worst and corupt CONGRESS America has every know. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THEIR POOR IGNORANT SOULS. Oliver Worley, Arkansas, United States of America

  • virgil

    just a primate from africa!!!! doesn’t belong in americas house. just a mongrel, that doesn’tknow if he is black or caucasion. just a liar about his birth place and cannot prove otherwise. duped the american democrats and needs to be punished for his criminal activities..

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    These guys are progressives; they will not stop short of anything! He has all this stimulus money and watch: He will still follow his Marxist agenda as before!

  • David J. Baldwin

    I think we should all email the White House website and tell Obama to resign. We don’t need him as a 1 term president. We need him as a 13 month president!
    The Pres talks the talk, but doesn’t walk the walk. It’s now very evident he’s a pathological liar. You can also tell by the hisses in the “s’s” at the end of his words. Like in the children’s book on Robin Hood, Sir Hiss was a snake that was beholden to the king or the sheriff of Nottingham. I wonder who Obama is beholden to?

  • Oscar Flegenheimer

    To: Bob Livingston,please keep up the good work, at least till this clown is out of office. He even makes Carter look good.

  • Tim

    The country elected a “President” but not a leader. His inexperience as talked about in the primaries is coming out. He doesn’t have a clue on what to do about anything, other than throw $ at the problem, w/no strings attached. No plans to call “his”. He has a smoooth delivery, which got him into the office. He can only dictate what our values should be, like his.
    We can only hope that Reid, Pelosi, Frank and any other Socialist Dems running in Nov. get tossed out.
    Funny how they blame Bush for the economic problems, but also forget that Reid & Pelosi ran Congress and Obama voted FOR all the proposed spending. Seems to me we had 5 or 6 strong growth yrs before the bottom fell out. Short memories sure are handy.
    FYI – Does anyone remember when Kennedy first stumped for BO on his run for Senate, and he couldn’t remember his name, and called him Osama Bahama? Maybe that was after a 3 martini lunch he had. But I distintly remember that, and heard it later on Limbaugh.
    Have nice weekend!

  • DaveH

    Well done Chip Wood.

  • http://www.personalliberty.com David Harris

    Try as you all may the facts are plain: The Republicans controlled the congress for 24 of the last 30 years and (with the exception of Bill Clinton, who turned out to be THE BEST Repbulican President we ever had) 16 of the last 28. You would have thought with all the tough talk and gloating, the Republicans would have left us with more than a bloated deficit, declining wages among average Americans and a boatload of exported jobs that used to exist in conservative states like Ohio, where I was born and raised. I have seen towns like Dayton with once thriving industries submit to terminal decline by well over 100,000 people because of the job bleed. This is true throughout much of the midwest. And yet, 13 months into Obama’s Presidency, all we get from the right is trashing of of a President who has far from perfect solutions but is at least willing to try and confront them. If he is thrown out after 4 years, so be it. But remember, your legacy as conservatives is one of shame, arrogance and giveaways – the most egregious being the outrageous Supreme Court decision that will allow corporations both foreign and national to influence our already polluted election cycles with unlimited contributions. Another piece of the “great” Bush legacy. I wouldn’t crow to loudly since most of the country is fed up with BOTH parties and their lies and arrogance. But I am not sanguine about the future because the ignorance that led to all of this (history suggests) leads to even worse leaders. Good luck Scott Brown.

  • Ken Fawcett

    Ok folks lets give the man a break. He is a great speaker, appears to be a good father and husband. Ok, thats it! As our president, and I choke on the word, he leaves much to be desired. So far he has done little or nothing for the USA but put us deeper in debt than we have ever been.

    As a vet it really chapped me to see him bow to other heads of state. We haven’t fought our wars to have our head of state bow to anyone. And to have him tell other heads of state that the USA is not a christian nation? Where does he get off speaking for we the people with things like this?

    In my humble opinion the best thing he could do for this country is bow out, quit, be gone, etc. Vice president Biden could, and probably would, do a much better job. But God help us if something should happen to him. With Nancy at the helm we would be in much deeper kaw kaw than we are now.

    Congress do us a favor and put limits on how much time he can put on that Boeing 747 called Air Force One. His fule burn from engine start to takeoff is greater than most of us use in a year. While you are at it force Nancy to move to Washington. Five million a year in taxpayer dollars is a bit much for her commute from Californa to Washington and return.

  • Siridh

    Dave Harris: Stop slurping the kool-aid. It was both houses of congress with brainstorms like the Community Reinvestment Act (Carter), ramped up under Clinton, repeal of Glass-Stengel (Gramm), and Fannie and Freddie supported and protected by Frank & Dodd. The bursting of the housing bubble is what collapsed our economy. Republicans trying to do something were stopped by a Democratic congress.

    We need independents not beholden to party ideology in our Congress. People who will seek to do the right thing — not tow a party line.

  • http://Att.netoryahoo.com Shirley Cox

    Hey, I’m for that. Then who would you like to be our President? Several would do a much better job, for us and our country.

  • Harold Olsen

    A big waste of time and effort. He wouldn’t pay any attention to our emails. As far as he is concerned we do not know what we believe in. After Brown won in Massachusetts he said as much in an interview. He then added that he would have to talk with us to let us know what we believe in.

  • JeffH

    Try George Soros.

  • George

    Nice thought, but if he doesn’t care what we think regarding the healthcare bill, why would he respond to our request for him to change is agenda or resign? Remember, he’s a progressive. He doesn’t care what we think or want. He’s determined to move this country to a strong central government which is in control over everything, and our Constitution and traditions be damned……

  • C. Taylor

    Kenneth, I loved what you wrote. It cracked me up. I thought I was the only one who would express my feelings so strongly. Everytime he is on the TV I call him a liar. I cannot stand to even look at him much less listen to him. I hate liars, cheaters, and thieves and I think that sums up the description of him and his followers (Pelosi and Reid). If only they would have allowed the Republicans to set in on the Healthcare crap and actually argue it. Maybe we would have not been so mad. They keep hiding everything from us. Where is the Transparency??? Again, LIAR. What is this, they are going to put Websites up so we can see where all the spending is going? Right, even that can be fabricated. On the State of the Union Address, he stated that he is open for any suggestions for the healthcare bill. LIAR, the Republicans still are trying to propose their ideals and they will not listen. Obama and his group are like little kids, they are not grown adults who can set down and talk and come to a happy medium. Just because they hold the Title does not mean they are exempt from the laws. I need to get back to work, my blood pressure is going up right now.

  • EltonJ

    True. Both parties are the same and there is no difference between the two. This is going to be one major shakeup in the Democrat Party and the Republican party if the bosses of both don’t wake up and see what is going on.

  • Meteorlady

    Lets see – Clinton a Republican??? H:mmmmmm….. I think he was the one that signed the Free Trade with China bill resulting in hugh job losses? And correct me I’m wrong, but didn’t FDR decide that we needed SS for supplemental retirement income; didn’t LBJ put Medicare into effect ? If I had all the money (taxes) I paid into those programs I would now be retired, living in the lap of luxury with great health care! Instead the government is taking more and more of my money to pay for these programs which they systematically take more entitlements onto them. The result – both programs are essentially bankrupt and will require a hugh influx of money to maintain them. Read carefully – the Federal Government is there to protect our property rights, our borders and our freedoms. They are not there to provide a welfare state. I just wish they would do their job – secure our borders, stop reckless spending on social programs and stop with the health care thing. Of the 47 million uninsured – 50% make over $50,000 to $75,000 per year and CHOOSE not to have health care because they are irresponsible and believe they will not get sick; the rest are illegals (about 20%) who didn’t work to pay for anything in this country and should be deported before they bankrupt us; and the remaining are eligible for medicaid but are either too lazy or to stupid to go and apply.

  • http://Yahoo Dee D

    David – They are all into bed together and that is why we are in the quagmire we’re in.

  • JeffH

    If I missed something, maybe you could enlighten me, as I have been participating for quite some time here. Most of the commenters don’t support the Republicans any more than the Democrats as you might think. Many of us conservative refuse to or are not aligned with either party. We dislike the job they, collectively, have done.
    Obama is the president now, and taking of critisism is part of the job, not making excuses at every speech and placing the blame elswhere. I did notice that Bush took his like a man, unlike the current “thin skinned” president.

  • MW

    I think you left out much of the equation. You’re forgetting the unions, enviromentalists & the anti-business people who helped contribute to the deindustrialization of this nation. Excessive wage demands, ridiculous regulations & the contempt the media had for our free enterprise system made corporations go overseas & small business go under. You mentioned Dayton. I’m from the Buckeye State, too & graduated from UD in the early 70′s. I saw the city go from a thriving center of manufacturing & engineering innovation to the epitome of rust-belt America it is today! All of the aforementioned groups are part of the Democratic Party from my observation. They all have played a part in the demise of the manufacturing sector of our economy. Keep in mind that business thrives in the enviroment most conducive to it. If not, it either picks up & leaves or ceases to exist. Granted, too many businesses in the 1970′s failed to take heed of the growing foreign competition they faced, for example the U.S. auto industry. The Japanese filled that void & now dominate the domestic market. At this moment in time, the causes of our current economic crisis are rather moot. I doubt seriously if one or both parties will offer a plausible solution to it. After all the fearful master, government was in fact, the perpetrator to begin with almost a century ago. In retrospect, it’s highly unlikely that our current president will be able to do anything substantial to bring about an economic renaissance, especially in manufacturing. He is totally ignorant of the inherent systems that make it function, in the first place. His ineptness will even prevent him from achieving mediocrity when the history books are written.

  • Claire

    David Harris–well spoken.

  • Tinwarble

    David,

    Unless you forget, the last great Conservative President was Reagan, he limited government & brought us back from the brink of the Carter, an those before him, years. Also, it is not the shame of the Conservatives, because the conservatives haven’t been in power since the Republicans controlled Congress during the Clinton years, and even then the Progressives were still pushing their agendas. It is the shame of Progressives in Republican clothing. And we start losing jobs and having companies move out of the country after Clinton signed NAFTA. Yes both parties have enough blame to go around, but it was not the fault of Conservatives, because true Conservatives would not have done the things that have been done. And yes the deficit under Bush was bad, before you go bashing the previous administration you should see this: http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/24/bush-deficit-vs-obama-deficit-in-pictures/ and remember the last 2 yrs. the Democrats controlled Congress.
    As for the mentioned Supreme Court decision, they were upholding the Constitution, in which the 1st Amendment states:
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Since the Constitution doesn’t distinguish between a single person, a corporation or a union having free speech, then it has to apply to everyone the same way. And unlike it has been reported by some, the Court decision DOES NOT allow corporations or unions the ability to contribute to campaigns, it only gives them the ability to run ads and that is still limited.

  • American Citizen

    He didn’t need a drink to make a statement like that. By that time he had already lost so many brain cells due to his drinking, it’s a wonder he remembered where the Capitol buildings were.

  • TeresaE

    The country didn’t elect a President.

    We elected a rock star.

    Countries fall when the non-productive citizenry figures out it can vote in it’s own bread and circuses.

    Last election the bread and circuses were hawked by a rock star.

    He isn’t Presidential in the least. He is the tabloid version of what a President is supposed to look/sound like.

    Most of our citizenry doesn’t understand the difference.

  • Meteorlady

    RON PAUL!!! Yeah….

  • BOE

    By law next in line would be Joe Biden. Joe is so stupid I think he may be harmless. But the worst part would be then Nancy Pelosi would be our VP!!!

  • American Citizen

    I just don’t get that so many think he’s a great speaker. He turns me off big time. His strident way of talking is nothing more than preaching at us. And if you hear one of his speeches, you’ve heard them all.

  • Harold Olsen

    No, he’s not a great speaker. He’s a reader. Before he can say anything it must be written out for him and put on a teleprompter for him to read. And if that teleprompter breaks down, he’s sunk. He doesn’t know what to say because there is no sincerity in anything that he talks about. And he is just too stupid to speak without a script.

  • Meteorlady

    His speeches are eloquent; however, his delivery is arrogant and condescending which tells me a little about his real personality. He tells us exactly what he thinks we want to hear just like when he campaigned. Other than that he is not a leader – he is just a community organizer who runs about the country giving speeches like he’s still on the campaign trail. I want someone to get in there and roll up their sleeves and get to work, not run here and campaigning.

  • JDR Sr

    Well Mr.Ken Fawcett, I’m a old old VETERAN well in my 70′s. You must have tunnel vision when it comes to bowing down to other heads of state. You can only see and hear what you want to. Mr. Bush kissed a arab shiek on the mouth and walked around holding hands with him. Pictures were in the news from coast to coast.

    Know what….. it is the custom it shows respect when you visit other countries. GET OVER IT. You are not very savie when it comes to presidents meeting heads of states.

  • JWH

    Obama is far worse than either Jimmy Carter or LBJ. He is failing fast & failing big! He has no clue about national security, is failing domestically, and is a laughing stock in the rest of the world.

    This poor guy has no experience doing anything substantial, and is in way over his head. He has surrounded himself with Marxists, crooks and liars like himself.

    U.S. citizens are tired of him and he won’t be back for a 2nd term. Just wait until the 2010 Mid-Term elections. It will be a democratic dirge.

    Had things not turned around there would certainly have been a violent revolution in this country. It would have made 1861 – 1865 look like a birthday party. The reason Obama was mouthing off about a “civilian defense force” was that he knew it would be coming.

    From a retired Army Colonel who loves America………..

  • DaveH

    Here is my prediction. You won’t like it. The Republicans will regain power in Congress in 2010. Afterwards the Government will still own GM, and will still own many other companies as witnessed by the below Wikipedia Article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Government-owned_companies_in_the_United_States

    Government will retain the ratcheted increase in size created under Barack Obama.

    So the stage will still be set for even greater intrusion into our lives by this Unconstitutional Federal Government when another group of Government Growthers takes over in the future.

    We are only going to be able to change direction in Big Government Size if we act in a concerted manner to elect only candidates that promise to reverse Government Growth. If the Republicans don’t put up such candidates, then don’t vote for them! All the Scott Browns in Congress aren’t going to do the trick.

    I know only one Party with the Principles to regain our Freedom, but you the people need to learn about them and support them. Even if you continue to vote for the lesser of two evils (still evil), you can help us get our party the National attention that will put them on the map.

    We offer the kind of freedom that even the Moral Democrats could embrace. There are many Democrats who don’t believe in the Redistribution of Wealth, but are annoyed by the Republicans’ efforts to control what they do with their own bodies (vice crimes, etc.).

  • DaveH

    We offer Individual Liberty, Individual Responsibility, Free Markets, and Limited Government. We are the Libertarian Party:
    http://libertarianparty.org/platform

  • minnie

    Maybe, just maybe there is a handfull that do not believe in wealth distribution, BUT they voted with obama so they are hypocrites that we do not want, just like bho and BEN SOROS,AZELROD,PELOCHA, REID that want to control Americans and our money. Just think, the people in Haiti will accept anything as long as they receive medical attention so when the government controls all medicine like in one payer system they have completely controlled all of us. We need to vote for Believers in Our Constitution.

  • Mark Lindsay

    I am very disappointed in your posting of a reply that refers to our current President as a “porch monkey”. This seems very much against your stated policy of what you will post. Let’s discuss and criticize, but do it positively and with respect for each other as Fellow Americans.

  • American Citizen

    I think you meant post turtle.

  • DaveH

    The posts are automatic Mark. It takes them a while to remove offensive content (which they already have, by the way).

  • DaveH

    Or perhaps his son Rand Paul.

  • http://www.stanelaine.com Stan B

    Well put Chip, and so were some of the comments. The anger and frustration that the American people feel is becoming more evident and well justified considering the extent of corruption and greed in Government and Wall St. First we have our Commander-in Chief Chameleon, guilty of multiple violations of the Constitution. Then there is a potpourri of crooked, lying con artists such as Pelosi,Emanuel,Geithner, Reid ad infinitum, ad nauseum….all of which, should be removed. Although this could lead to a cure for the cancer in Government, it will effectively leave us with almost no Government…since all the crooks will be in jail!
    WE THE PEOPLE need to restructure a new Government based on the Constitution. WE THE PEOPLE need to elect honest men and women of character and integrity. And WE THE PEOPLE should demand term limits for our elected officials.

  • http://DeathofObamacare Dean

    If Obamacare is defeated by the help from a vote of Scott Brown, that is good. But Scott Brown made the statement he will vote with the dumbocrats because he owes nothing to the Republicans because they failed to give him any help from Washington on his bid for the Senate. Are we back to where we started??

  • LindyMaeUSA

    Good morning Chip,

    I just read “The Death of Obamacare.” It’s absolutely AWESOME and probably “Divinely inspired” because it’s ALL TRUE!

    The further I read, the more excited I became, realizing “more and more Americans are NOW AWAKE” and many others are rousing themselves from that insidious Death Sleep known as “Political Correctness” perpetrated by this evil government over the past 50 years (or longer!)

    Your comment: “they (Massachusetts voters) are sick and tired of growing government, massive deficits, a sick economy and politicians who LIE to them” is right on the beam and heart-felt by many of us who love our beautiful Country and cherish the freedoms set to paper by our founding fathers.

    Again quoting your article: “And in all probability, there goes Obamacare.”

    Well Chip, from watching the illegal, under-handed activities of the government this past year coupled with Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s ominous warning: “Even before Massachusetts and that race was on the radar screen, we prepared for THE PROCESS of USING RECONCILLIATION!” may I add my “caution” with other patriots who believe “we’re still NOT out of danger from the DeathCare bill,” so we’d better not “kick back or relax YET!”

    Remember: all predatory animals (crocodiles come to mind!) “wait” for that “one unguarded moment” when their prey isn’t paying attention before they strike the fatal blow!

    As far as Chris Van Hollen? If the Maryland voters don’t kick that traitorous rat out of office in November, they’ll deserve whatever that crook is responsible for doing to ruin their State.

    Believe me, the Upper Peninsula is definitely honing in on our local Representative who has unequivocally proven himself this past year to be a confirmed “turn-coat!”

    Great job, Chip! Keep it up and most of us in here are WITH YOU in this fight!

    Have a “Fantastic Friday” everybody and remember:

    “Those people who will not be GOVERNED by God,
    will be RULED by tyrants.” ~William Penn

  • Warrior

    He had a chauffer.

  • Harold Olsen

    “We need independents not beholden to party ideology in our Congress. People who will seek to do the right thing — not tow a party line.”

    Does such and animal exist?? I wonder.

  • DaveH

    The problem with those kind of candidates (independent) would be learning what they actually stand for. We could do it, of course, but how many people would put in that kind of effort? Imagine, for instance, buying unbranded products. They might be wonderful, but how many people want to risk their money on an unknown?
    What I object to, however, is the belief that there can be only Two Political Parties. I think we should have several, so that people could vote for a political party that more closely resembled their ideals instead of voting for the “lesser of two evils”.

  • http://Yahoo Dee D

    Siridh — AMEN -= forget party loyalties.

  • Meteorlady

    That would be Glass-Steagall Act – it was put into effect after the Depression so that it would never happen again. Clinton repealed it in 1999, evidently didn’t believe this worked for him or the current government and all those poor people that deserved a house no matter if they could afford the payments or not.

  • http://na Cecilia Senesac

    Disgusted Citizen says:

    So when is a U.S. President allowed to chair the United Nations Security Council as President Obama did? Isn’t this like being “President of the World”? He took an oath of allegiance to the United States Constitution.
    Isn’t that treason? Is this grounds for impeachment?

  • Sunny

    I may be one of the few who do not find his speeches eloquent. His cadence which I can only describe as “chop and drop” is sooo annoying. He speaks in chopped segments and drops the end. Nevertheless, it is WHAT he says that is so frightening and so very destructive to our Republic. The bottom line is he wants to transform America into something dark and weak and dependent and without hope. We cannot let that happen.

  • http://Yahoo Dee D

    Meteorlady- It’s all in the eye of the beholder what each receives from the taiks and Obama being damed if he does or he does not, at least can read and does not butcher the english language. He doen’t need a radio strapped to his back either.

  • DICK PRATHER

    MR.DAVE HARRIS MUST BE A NEWCOMER TO AMERICAN HISTORY. BEFORE THE REPUBLICANS TOOK OVER THE CONGRESS IN 1994, THE DEMOCRATS CONTROLLED CONGRESS FOR THE PREVIOUS 40 YEARS. THEN THEY TOOK OVER IN 2007 AND CREATED A DEBACLE SINCE. CHECK IT OUT. NOW WE HAVE THE POPUP DOLL WHO IS NUMBER THREE IN LINE FOR THE PRESIDENCY

  • Harold Olsen

    You’re giving Obama more credit than he deserves. It isn’t that he doesn’t have a clue about our nation’s security. It’s that he just doesn’t give a damn. And that’s what I hate about the idiots on all the news channels. Even Fox. They all treat him as though he does care.

  • Meteorlady

    With the current public education system I wonder what will happen when all the Seniors are gone. They seem to be the only ones anymore with knowledge of how things happened, what the results of those actions were, and how things have gotten to where they are. Schools certainly don’t teach any of this anymore, nor do they work to really educate children, they just pass then to the next grade and hope the will finally learn something. When they can’t rewrite history, they quit teaching it. Stay with us Seniors, we need you right now, you are a strong force in the current political environment.

  • DaveH

    The problem is that no human being could memorize all the speeches he gives. I turn the channel whenever I see his face, and that is often these days.

  • Norm

    Senator-to-Be Scott Brown and Health Care Reform
    Brad DeLong, professor of economics | 1/20/10 |

    One of the stranger things about the Washington DC reaction to Scott Brown’s victory is that very few people seem to have noticed that Scott Brown approves of the health care reform bill–he thinks that it is good policy, that it would be a good set of reforms to the country’s health care system.
    Why is he pledged to vote against it, then? Two reasons: (a) Party loyalty. (b) The current bill doesn’t do more for Massachusetts–Massachusetts, you see, already has the benefits of the bill (they were enacted by the Mass. legislature and Mitt Romney when he was governor), so from the narrow perspective of Massachusetts’s interests, the bill has no benefits but has some costs.
    So Brown’s victory is–whatever it may mean–certainly not a sign that the voters of Massachusetts think the health care reform bill is bad policy for the nation.
    The more general lesson? I think it is simple: political parties should not let lousy campaigners run for senate seats.
    Obama is, IIRC, a little more popular than presidents typically are at this point in the election cycle–and he is much more popular in Massachusetts than presidents typically are in typical states at this point in the election cycle. So there doesn’t seem to be a message for Obama here in terms of his popularity.
    As far as legislative tactics are concerned, this returns us to 59 Democrats and 41 Republicans–exactly where we were before the Club for Growth drove Arlen Specter out of the Republican Party. It makes Reconciliation the only functioning legislative process in Washington DC, and that has powerful implications for what actually passes over the next year.

  • DaveH

    He hesitates after each sentence so his Sycophantic audience can stand and clap as if his has said something brilliant.

  • Tinwarble

    Sunny,

    He is not eloquent, without his telepromter he can’t speak in complete sentences. Take a look at this:

    http://www.teleprompterpresident.com/2009/04/stumbling-bumbling-obama-at-g20.html

  • Harold Olsen

    We could very well be back where we started from. I never heard of Brown before the election in Massachusetts. Afterward, though, I read and heard that he has a record as a liberal, though the media (and you all know how trustworthy they are) always referred to him as a conservative Republican. Maybe what we have instead is just another John McCain: a liberal pretending to be a conservative and possibly a closet Democrat. Only time will tell.

  • DaveH

    Do you have a source for that statement Dean? Please post it if you do. Anyway, whether he said that or not, a person can just go to his website and pick his “issues” tab to see that he is just another RINO.

  • Tinwarble

    Dean,

    That’s not exactly what he said, and you are taking several different statements and putting them together.

  • TeresaE

    He also signed the repeal of Glass-Steagall which opened the door that created the financial tsunami that is roaring through our country right now.

    BOTH sides have done/are doing this. BOTH sides.

    But Clinton was not the great man so many want desperately to believe he was. He sold us out to become rich himself – which he has accomplished quite nicely.

    Or am I the only one that remembers that he & Hillary couldn’t qualify for the mortgage on their $7 million NY mansion? Now, they are worth 5 times that.

  • cr747

    Meteorlady, Clinton spent a lot of our money on expensive cigars. He seemed to have an outlet for them!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DaveH

    The only HealthCare Bill that is acceptable to me is one that would remove Government intrusion in the HealthCare Market.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    From CNSnews (01/29/10)….”….Obama’s health care overhaul is “on life support,” said Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La….Well, in that case, PULL THE PLUG ON IT!! TAKE IT OFF LIFE SUPPORT AND BURY IT!! WE DON’T WANT GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER THE THE BEST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD!! How many times do we have to send this message to Washington??….TAKE IT OFF LIFE SUPPORT AND BURY IT!! WE DON’T WANT GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER THE THE BEST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD!!

  • DaveH

    Minnie,
    I believe that there are many more than a handful of Democrats who don’t think theft is OK. We just need to make them realize that regardless of the size of the Gang, it is still just Theft when that Gang takes somebody else’s money.

  • http://Yahoo Dee D

    Harold – Another big Amen. Lets think for ourselves for a change.

  • Norm

    Earl, QUEENS, NY
    At twice the cost and half the effectiveness of other civilized countries we really do have a good thing going.

  • Raggs

    The democrumbs controlled both the house and senate in the last two years of Bush.. Ironic they blame Bush for thier Fu**up’s.
    They pushed thier agenda to ruin Bush and for the most part it worked for the “sheeple”.. This Wealth-care will be the same there is no way obummer will never ever admit he is wrong which puts me in mind of Hitler… obama is a dictator plain and simple. No amount of voting this year will stop his radical uber leftist agendas. He is stuck on himself and the hell with you if you do not agree with him and thats the way he sees it.

  • Norm

    Harold Olsen
    He’s a little more liberal than MCCain on some issues.

  • DaveH

    Here is a visual guide to the control of Congress since 1945:
    http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/l/bl_party_division_2.htm

  • Army Ranger

    WW:
    Maybe you should go back to school and learn how to spell “supremacists”

  • Raggs

    School wont do him any good, afterall its ran / controlled by the government. Indoctrination of the innocents but maybe in WW case its pure liberalism.

  • DaveH

    So, in your infinite wisdom, you believe that adding more (a lot more) Government busybodies to the equation is going to result in less costs? It would, for sure, result in less transparency – something that this administration is very good at.

    Don’t be stingy, pass that joint Norm.

  • Meteorlady

    And your statistics come from where? All I know is that doctors and hospitals are starting to suspend new Medicare and Medicaid patients because their payments do not support the costs. I know that Hospitals are forced to treat all people that walk into their emergency rooms regardless of whether it’s an emergency or not. Just one Hospital in the DFW area spent 2.8 million in just their emergency room treating the uninsured, mostly illegal people that flocked there. I know that my mother’s friend died on the way to the hospital because her Ambulance was diverted to a hospital further away. Seems the closest to her was too crowed with immigrants and illegals getting their free health care and was not taking any Ambulances. This is all the result of government interference in our health care system. If you think government run health are is so great – read history for Medicare and Medicaid and the resultant increases in costs, fraud and waste.

  • deltadawn

    They still don’t get it. Obama feels his mistake was in not talking enough about his plan. The plan itself is the biggest mistake. The more Americans see of the proposed health care plan coming out of Congress, the less they support it.
    I would caution everyone; however. Yes, we have a Republican Senator in Massachusetts, and yes, we have won some governor’s races but let’s not get cocky or overconfident. We still have a whole lot of work to do between now & Nov. We’ve seen what happened when the Dems got complacent, let’s not make the same mistake. It’s also time for an emerging star to prepare for 2012. Although I like Palin, she doesn’t have a chance. The GOP needs to start grooming someone, the Gov. of Virginia, for example, and put him out there. Having him give the rebuttal speech Wed. night was a good first step.

  • JeffH

    Right on! He won’t waiver one bit.

  • Claire

    And look at all the states here in the U.S. that gobbled the stimulus money up as quick as they could. Illinois for one, and where did it go.

  • JeffH

    It would only be a waste of time for someone that is willing to accept defeat at this Obums hands! Like a sheeple.

  • Claire

    I have tried calling, sending faxes, and sending emails to the politicians (Democrats & Repblicans) here in Illinois. It was all for nothing. It was a big fat waste of my time and effort. Politicians only hear what they want to hear and they tell us what we want to hear—they are politicians to the very core of their being.

  • eddie47d

    Healthcare was Obamas signature issue when he ran for President,and with a public option.Obama did’t change,it was the Republican boogeymen who distorted what Americans voted for.Several years ago conservatives attacked liberals for taking on the tobacco industry. Hospitals were full of people dying of lung cancer.Yet you same Obama bashers defended big tobacco. No matter how much they were driving up healthcare costs. We are now a healthier nation for standing up for what is right. You always complain about a nanny state and I’m sure you’ll do the same with the upcoming soda TAX. Obesity an diabetics are crushing our healthcare also.Yet we have to listen to your same song and dance instead of fixing a problem.Many years ago conservatives were against birth control (It wasn’t God’s will). Are unwanted children God’s will and more healthcare expenses for families? My Healthcare plan went from $4,500 10 years ago to $12,500 today for me and my wife. Yet the PRIVATE industry keeps gouging everyone.Drugs have more than tripled in that same period. So why aren’t you attacking these Private corporations. (thank God for generics).So Govt. isn’t the real issue here it’s Private greed. This is costing us Americans dearly and we should call it for what it is;legalized corruption.

  • Norm

    deltadawn
    What’s your cure for the healthcare crisis?

  • JeffH

    Another point, if Obama deserves any respect at all, he lost it by openly disrespecting and critisizing the Supreme Court’s recent decision during his deceptive “State of the Union” speech. If he didn’t like the ruling he most certainly could have responded behind closed doors, rather than act like the bully he tries to be.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Patricia

    I was so hoping I would hear him say in his speech that he was going to retired and leave town, but since he did not, I would like for someone to put his head in a toilet and flush it, and flush it, and flush it, and flush it, until it washed some common sense into his head.

  • Markk

    And he lost any respect by playing the blame game over and over. He scolds anyone that doesn’t agree with him like errant children. Shame on him.

  • GregS

    I totally agree with you. What he did was SO shameful. I don’t believe a president has done anything like that in front of the entire nation before. This clearly illustrates his arrogance.

  • BrianO

    Well put.

  • cr747

    JeffH, that’s where we get that he is not qualified to be a president, simply because he does not know how to lead.
    Even in his address the other night if you notice Michelle was telling him to tell all of them to sit down!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Norm

    DaveH
    I believe in geting a handle on the insurance cartel. I believe the government, because of its size, can negotiate drug prices and other medical supply/delivery prices.
    Wasn’t it you who said you don’t carry health insurance? I hope you have plenty of money because if you need some expensive procedures, I don’t want to pay for them. It ‘s interesting that many of the people who need healthcare most (not necessarily you) are the most opposed to it.

  • john

    What needs to be said was, Good work Mr. Wood!
    I belive that this (Obumercare) could be considered dead only when the bill is killed and the liberals that do not head the comments of the publics voice, republican and democrats alike are fed up with the liberal cronies screwing up America.
    What is really bad is that they (extreme- Pelosi,Reid,Frank and bubba Obama- liberals) are stealing the future from our children!!

  • JeffH

    ..have you noticed his pattern of mmm, ehhh, ahhh when his eyes redirect to the teleprompter for his next sentance.

  • Raggs

    You are way out there with obamazombies!!!!

  • Claire

    Dee D— I agree with you wholeheartedly.

  • cr747

    DeeD, surely he didn’t smoke them cigars in bed!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Claire

    EltonJ–And I agree with you.

  • Lisa

    I am praying that Obama’s healthcare does not go through but I don’t think we are out of the woods yet. Pelosi and Reid are going to push it through no matter what– and Obama is more determined than ever to push it through , regardless of public opinion. In fact, he thinks of this as a delicious challenge to his opponents now and he seems to get what he wants when he sets his visions toward it.

    Don’t be too comfortable yet folks- just put this matter in God’s hands.

    … I am not a big fan of either the Democrats or the current Republicans however I did vote for McCain. I think it’s pathetic how many wouldnt vote for him because of his age– because if he died in office, we would end up having Palin as president. I felt in my heart that he was the right choice.

  • Raggs

    You “sheeple” do not make any sence!!!! Do you really think you want obama to tell you what you can eat, drink ? If you feel that way than move your as* to china and leave America the hell alone.

  • Claire

    Politicians web sites–can you truly believe what they say? Keep in mind they ALL say what they want us to hear/read.

  • Claire

    I repeat myself over and over on this issue–we all have a right to our opinions. I respect yours and anyone else on this post. I don’t agree with some but I sure don’t crucify them for voicing what they believe. And certainly not everyone agrees with me but I expect that. It is a sad state of affairs that we cannot unite and take a stand as an entire nation. That is the only way to clean things up. If we did this, the government would have a heart attack. So right now all we are doing is “playing” into their hands. We are doing just what they want us to do. Bicker amongst ourselves and remain divided. This is why these politicians get elected. Sure, we try our best to vote for an honest politician, but, sometimes when we vote for a certain person, and they get elected, it doesn’t work out the way we thought it would. It will not make any difference who is in office, it will not get any better. It will take years, if ever.

  • Tinwarble

    Claire,

    With all due respect, you are living in a fantasy land. The reason people can’t “unite” is that people aren’t the same, we have different opinions and different values. You see, Conservatives believe in the Constitution, and believe the government should be limited and believe in liberty. As were the Liberals/Progressives believe that government should take care of everyone, that government has the right to make someone buy a product even if someone doesn’t want that product. They believe that the Constitution is a “charter of negative liberties” and that they should be able to subvert it because it is imperfect.

    If you really want to educated yourself on Liberalism, you should watch this by Evan Sayet an ex-Liberal comedian/writer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c

  • Tinwarble

    And Clarie,

    You should also watch this and see were some of those Liberal views come form:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8630135369495797236#

  • Claire

    Tinwarble–Fantasy world? If you had read any of my posts, you would see where I have said people have different opinions. I realize people will never agree on the same issues. I realize people will not unite for the same cause or politician/party. But what is the harm is wishing people would unite for the common good of America? And concerning political parties, I cannot go along with either one. In my lifetime I have voted for Republicans and I have voted for Democrats. Right now I am not happy with either one. I know I spout off about both parties being ineffectual, but this is my opinion. If you consider me a Liberal then so be it. I will take the time and look up the websites you have listed.

  • DaveH

    Claire,
    I admire your very cordial and respectful comments, whether I agree with all of them or not.

  • Meteorlady

    Clarie – you are respectful and courteous and I like that. You are also correct in that we need to unit and solve problems and quit the name calling and accusations. Though I must say it’s a bit naive to believe that a truly dedicated Marxist will agree with anything anyone says unless it matches their point of view. Keep heart though, there are many of us out there that are willing to discuss, learn and read.

  • Tinwarble

    Claire,

    I do realize that you have said that people do have a difference of opinion. But at the same time you do appear to insinuate that people should unite, hence “a fantasy world”, and I did not mean that as an insult, but I don’t you would put it. Also, I did not say that you were a Liberal, only that you should see why Liberals think as they do. However you do seem to agree with a lot of Liberal views, such as your agreement with the post below this one by eddie47d, which on its face is just completely erroneous. And I respect your freedom to have the opinions that you have, but “bickering amongst ourselves” is how this country was formed and when some tries to rewrite history or just states things that are completely false, or tries to subvert the Constitution, then they should be called on it.

  • Tinwarble

    That was suppose to be “but I don’t know how you would put it”, I deleted something I didn’t mean to.

  • Claire

    Tinwarble—Oh, so now you think I am trying to rewrite history and subvert the constitution? Let me tell you something right here and now. If someone says something that I do agree with, then I will say so. I don’t care who it is, plus the fact I agree with a lot of the “Conservatives” on this post too. I am not on this post to crucify anyone. I am not the type of person that goes around trying to pick an argument but I sure as heck won’t back down from anyone if they come after me. I will speak my mind and stand up for what I believe. And don’t ever accuse me of being detrimental to America or the American people, and don’t ever accuse me of not being loyal to the Constitution. Not for one moment to I wish any ill to befall America or her people, and I sure as heck believe in the Constitution. And I sure as heck do not believe in Communism. I would have preferred to use the word h— but chose not to. It is too bad you apparently have a problem with me, but rest assured I won’t lose any sleep over it.

  • Tinwarble

    Claire,

    You take things to personally, I never said you (other than agreeing with Liberals), if I had meant you I would have said “you and people like you”, what I said was a general statement with “when someone” (although I left out “one”). If you took it that I meant that you were trying to rewrite history, or subvert the Constitution, then I apologize for that, because that’s not what I meant. Just try to remember, I do not mean you, unless I say “you”.

  • Marilyn

    I agree and feel the same but have had in my mind 3 versions of him… First time I ever saw him before he was President, I broke into goose bumps and saw a snake while waiting for a forked tongue to flip out. When he came into office I saw immediately a pompus, egotistical rock star. After the Presidential speech this week, I saw Pinocchhio. With all the lies I heard his nose can reach to outer space where he belongs. Never in my life (senior now) I have never seen a person like him, he is arrogant, self-centered, out of touch with reality, totally not qualified and has gathered around him a staff where most of them were responsible in past for what is going on….They all come from Federal Reserve which to this day cannot account for Mega dollars missing…

  • Marilyn

    I agree, Bob is doing a great job and it is nice to see how many others feel like we do about what is going on. We don’t have to feel we are along in our feelings and can get comfort knowing we are part of the masses with the same goal of taking back our country. God bless us all…………..

  • Markk

    Yeah, he gives too many speeches. Reminds me of Hitler and his speech giving. If you lie often enough some foolish person will believe you. We seem to have one or two among us now.

  • Tinwarble

    DaveH,

    Speeches, those aren’t speeches they’re lectures. Even when he went to the Republican retreat, he didn’t talk with them, he just gave them a lecture. And I have never heard a speech(es) in which someone said “I” so much.

  • Markk

    Well good for him.

  • Tinwarble

    Oh, yes, he is brilliant isn’t he, yet he can’t even pronounce ORION. Watch this:

    http://www.teleprompterpresident.com/2009/03/teleprompter-cant-help-obama-pronounce-orion.html

  • Tinwarble

    And he is so good with history to, especially his own:

    http://www.teleprompterpresident.com/2008/10/obamas-funnie-1.html

  • cr747

    Dee D, Have you been hypnotized by someone? You are out of line again. This doesn’t sound like you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Meteorlady

    What the heck is a “radio strapped to my back”? I don’t listen to much on TV or the radio. I read – alot. As for the rest – I look at what he actually does, not what he says. They just don’t match nor did they match up when he campaigned.

  • cr747

    Dee D, you have disappointed me in some of your comments. No, he doesn’t need a radio on his back. He seems to be perfectly comfortable with the wire he wears attached to his ear.
    That way they can tell him where the bathroom is at, what time his meetings are, and of course what to say….
    If he where to lose communication through the wire and his teleprompter, he would be in a big mess.
    It took him 15 minutes to think of an answer for a lady in New Hampshire today that ask him a question. He walked back an forth on the stage mumbling, and trying to be funny, then he even joked with the lady that ask him the question. I had to get back in court before I heard the answer. I bet it was a good one though.
    He is a sorry excuse for a president. I also saw today were some more Democrats are going to retire before they get beat out in November!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Markk

    Can you? You sure seem to defend the Dumocrats all the time. You talk like one.

  • DaveH

    He sure wouldn’t misrepresent the fact that he thinks Massachusetts Health Care is a good thing.
    By the way, here is how people in Massachusetts think about their Healthcare program:
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/massachusetts/in_massachusetts_32_consider_state_s_health_care_reform_a_success

  • DaveH

    Norm,
    The Free Market (which we don’t have) works to solve those problems the most efficient way possible. Think of Government controlled Utilities. The Utility Commission sets a rate that they think will promote the survival of the Utilities. What’s to work hard for? They will not go out of business like they might in competitive Free Markets.

    Here is a list of countries ranked by their economic freedom. Tell me which you would rather live in – the countries at the top of the list or at the bottom?
    http://www.heritage.org/index/Ranking.aspx

    And Norm,
    For all the energy you spend reading comments and writing comments, why don’t you devote some of that time to reading some books by Thomas Sowell or Ludwig Von Mises, and learn why Free Markets trump Government Controlled Markets everytime?

  • Norm

    DaveH
    Deregulating the Utilities was a disaster. Prices grew, new energy demands were never properly addressed, and the rich got ever richer.
    I believe in free markets. but for necessities like energy and healthcare goverment regulation is needed.

  • DaveH

    Norm,
    I assume you’re talking about California? The Utilities were never deregulated in California. The Liberals touted it as such, but those California Utilities still had to jump through Government hoops, just different hoops. You have no idea how aggravating it is for me to have to educate the ignorant Liberals that won’t do their own research:
    Read this and learn something. And quit trying to misinform the readers on this board:
    http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=4377

  • Meteorlady

    I live in Texas and we get too actually choose our energy provider. It’s an open market. The energy companies all compete and we can choose based on price per kilowatt, what portion of their energy comes from which sources, i.e. nuclear, wind, solar, coal, natural gas. For those of you that like to bash Bush, he did at least do that for the state of Texas and the proliferation of energy sources have made us the top energy producers in the country when last I checked. All I know is that my energy costs are much less than those provided through the Bonneville Power Administration when I lived in Washington State.

  • JeffH

    He just doesn’t seem like he would be a good playmate, ya think.

  • Claire

    Rasmussen–the guy behind this site–Tell me, is the guy a Democrat or a Republican?

  • DaveH

    I have heard that they are very accurate compared to other pollsters. But like anything you have to do your own research.

  • DaveH
  • Claire

    Good grief. All politicians lie.

  • Claire

    Don’t they all sell us out in the end???

  • Meteorlady

    Thanks – I forgot about Glass-Steagall which I think was one of the worst things that Clinton did. Another was allowing drug companies to advertise their poisons. That added about 50 million annually to the cost of the drugs that people need to survive.

  • Claire

    eddie47d—I have to agree with you again.

  • Tinwarble

    eddie47d,

    As much as I could go on about how Unconstitutional is it to put a tax on one industry and not another, lets stay with the issue at hand. Your comparison has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with Health Care. Let me put it to you in a way your liberal mind can understand. You see, the Health Care Bill isn’t putting a tax on an industry so that it will over burden taxpayers or saying that you have to be a certain age to have it. It would be like the government saying that the cost of cigarettes is to high so we are going to make our own “Government Cigarettes”. Or the government saying that not everyone can afford cola, so we are going to make our own “Obama-cola”, and because we are going to offer a lower cost cola, if someone doesn’t have cola in their frig then we are going to fine those people or put them in jail. You know who else had this type of government? Communist Russia? So you go ahead and believe that the government has the right to go into business for itself, I just hope that you are going to be happy with your government cola and your government cheese.

  • Meteorlady

    OK – lets bring on the food police! I’m ready. What a crock. The only reason your argument makes any sense is that we are on the hook for government health care and we need to be health for the “common good”. UGH – “common good” makes me cringe. I think those that don’t eat properly, don’t exercise, don’t generally take care of themselves, smoke or drink should have to pay more for health insurance than I do – that would be fair, but since we have insurance, unfortunately the common good comes into play.

  • Tinwarble

    Oh, and eddie, yes all children are from GOD, but you are wrong that Conservative are against birth control, we just think that abstinence should be taught instead of sexualizing little kids.

    As for the high costs of drugs, well, for one thing we hear in the US are paying for “price fix” in other countries. The American manufactured drugs that are shipped overseas or Canada have a price fix on them, so that costs gets passed on to us. And as for your “thank God for generics”, apparently you don’t know that those generics wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the development of the higher prices drugs. Generics are developed on the backs of the name brand drug, if those so called generics actually had to do the research to develop their drugs they would be the same price. Before you go and bash these “Private Company’s” you should ask yourself, what would you do if these company’s went out of business tomorrow because they couldn’t afford to operate, were would you get that new life saving drug.

  • JeffH

    I always get a response from my representatives mentioning the content of my emails. My local reps send regular email updates. Now Boxer and Feinstein just respond with generic thank you’s and have never axknowledged my questions or concerns. Pelousi has never responded to my emails asking her to resign. I send them twice a month without fail.

  • cr747

    Claire, go to the town hall meetings that are being held when your representatives or senators are there. That is why they have them.
    I can say that a lot of them have quit holding town hall meetings because of the way they have been treating their constituents in Washington, and they are getting some angry crowds. They deserve it though, because they have brought it on themselves for not listening to “WE THE PEOPLE”.
    I write and E-mail mine, and always get a response very quickly. Have even been known to call them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jim

    Hi Claire, My Dad sent a letter to Durban about Cap & Trade and was sent a form letter telling him why abortion is a good thing. They couldn’t even send the right form letter.

  • BrianO

    Bullseye.

  • BrianO

    Have you signed the petition? http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/

  • Tinwarble

    JDR Sr,

    It is not customary for one head of state to bow to another head of state. Bowing is a sign of submission, not a sign of respect, apparently you could become a little more savvy yourself.

  • cr747

    JDR Sr, The reason he bowed was because he is a Muslim!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tinwarble

    DaveH,

    That’s the crux of the problem though isn’t it, people want do the research. And without people doing the research and finding out about the people they are voting for they don’t know what they are getting. It doesn’t matter what party someone belongs, because anyone can be lied to if you don’t know where someone stands. And most of the time, in politics anyway, you do have to settle with the “Lesser of 2 evils”, even the Founding Fathers, when forming this country, did not get everything each one wanted.

  • DaveH

    As in product branding, Tin, one bad apple can make the box of apples look bad. So the Parties have a vested interest in making sure the individuals represent their parties closely.

  • American Citizen

    Someone called in this morning to a radio talk show and said he counted how many times Obama used the work “I” or derivatives of it. He came up with 89. And that didn’t include the word “me”.

  • cr747

    He is definitely sold on himself!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JeffH

    Claire, there are very few politicos that won’t take a handout from the Feds. There never was a taxpayer dollar they wouldn’t spend.

  • Meteorlady

    Whats really sad is that the stimulus money will end and those states that took it will be left with endless bills and strict rules for the programs it initiated. It’s blackmail by the federal government to the states, but the states are too greedy to not accept. Then down the line it’s – “we need more tax dollars to support this program” and that comes from the people of that state.

  • denniso

    Claire…’where did the stimulus $$ go’?? It went to keep teachers employed…cops on the street..firemen putting fires out…trash being picked up. If the states hadn’t gotten money from the feds,the recession would already have become a depression. If people think things are bad now,it would have been much worse w/o the states getting stimulus $$.

  • Claire

    JeffH–You speak the truth!

  • George

    That’s right, and that’s why giving them more of our money won’t solve the deficit problem.

  • Claire

    Truthfully, I would have preferred a fist-bump.

  • JC

    I remember something about the post turtle…why he’s there?
    Can you fill in the blanks, its actually pretty funny.

  • DaveH

    That reminds me of a time in California when the Government was giving away cheese (don’t remember why). They were 10 pound blocks. A newsperson was interviewing some of the people who were waiting their turn. There were several who complained that they had to wait in line for 30 minutes to get a block. The blocks were valued at about $20. So these spoiled people were making $20 for standing in line for a half hour and complaining about it.

  • Meteorlady

    Sorry I forgot that one – and he didn’t even actually smoke them. Gads!

  • Meteorlady

    The Supreme Court decision is a non-event. We need to DEMAND that every congressional candidate publish who and where their money for their campaign comes from – in “easy speak” like the insurance policies are supposed to do. I think if you look – there will also be a lot of foreign nationals contributing – I know they did when Clinton ran – hence free trade with China and NAFTA.

  • Meteorlady

    Post Turtle:

    You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he sure as heck ain’t goin’ anywhere, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there in the first place.

  • libertytrain

    DaveH – it was the mid-to-late 70s – there was an excess of dairy products in the government coffers so it was given to low income folks and elderly – Grandma waited in line for her cheese and instant milk —-

  • judy marie

    HOKAY GUYS, I am ashamed to admit this, but i am politically ignorant. but why didnt we stop this in the first place, if our votes counted, and so much of america is against these things, why is there no result, other than this last election that was , like obama said, just the way he got elected.
    a reactionary measure. not america taking action…americans reacting.
    that gives them behind the puppets the power to manipulate the masses.
    help me out here. what can we do..what can I do?

  • Michael J.

    Judy Marie,
    You said,”like Obama said, Brown got elected just like he got elected”. Most of us gasped in disbeleif at the gaul of this man and his assumption, which was nonsense. Obviously he had to say something in his own defense but, I know to me anyway, he himself did not seem beleive it.

  • Tinwarble

    judy marie,

    That was just Obama showing how narcissistic he is, why do you think he says “I” and “ME” so many times when he gives a speech. As for what you can do, you can get involved, talk with your family and friends, join a Tea Party movement, study history (not revisionist history) and not just American history.

    Here’s something that you should watch, it will help you to understand why liberals take the positions that they do:

    http://multimedia.heritage.org/content/wm/Lehrman-030507a.wvx

  • L, USA

    Much of the funding is swindled from the State Governments thru crooked behind the doors theft that was pre-planned. It is all part of the same thing that is going on now at the high level, since the “mob” has moved into the White House. If you are a Conservative tried and true, then go here and join up with true beleivers http://www.gop.com . Live Free and Live True.

  • usmadgirl

    George,

    Right on the money! Thank you!

  • Claire

    jim–I believe it!! Did you know Dillard supported Obama? And Dillard is a Republican, things never cease to amaze me. But I should be used to it by now, living in Illinois. I still support Brady, and hope he makes it. We’ll know maybe by tomorrow night. Take care and have a good day.

  • L, USA

    Claire, While the Republicans traditionaly maintain the highest principals and actions and maintain Freedom and true liberty (self-governence) among the American People, on the rareity there come subverters into the ranks. It is sure to continue as even now, there are those who would cloak themselves in white to join us ( http://www.gop.com go here to join if you are a True, not false, Conservative ) yet then act as subtle enemies to spred strife and discord. Yet, we are not afraid and go forth, as true beleivers and in the Spirit of Truth. Carry the TRUE policies of Ronald Reagan into office!

  • Claire

    L,USA–I have been a registered Republican for 30 years. During that time I have also voted Democrat. And right now I am thoroughly disgusted with both parties. I have been for awhile. The campaign politics of this past 2-3 years have done a number on me. I did lose respect for both parties. I know what I believe in, and I know what is right and what is wrong. The Republilcans have no viable leader, and their party is running amuck. The Democrats are in the same boat. The Conservative aspect is more solid, with purpose.

  • TIME

    The facts are that the FED has no clue where the money went? So how can you post what you posted.

    Let alone lets look at the spending freeze, whats that mean, when we take away the sound bite; {Mr. Obama has spending at an all time high} yet he wants to freeze the budget at that level for three years, and this is going to reduce the def?
    Hows that work?

    Lets look at this Example; you make $1000.00 per year but you spend $100,000.00 then say that you will only spend $100.000.00 for three more years and you will be paying down money on what you have spent.
    Can you explain that logic?

  • Claire

    denniso–with all due respect, have you forgotten I live in Illinois? $300,000 of this money went towards a bike trail!!! A BIKE TRAIL!!!I was livid.

  • Claire

    And I never did find out where the rest of the money went! No doubt in Chicago.

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