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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:42pm PT
Sketch wrote: Drama queen? Please elaborate.

Just go back and read some of your posts.
peladob

Mountain climber
Mason City, Iowa
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
ted and rand might get something done if they can shut their mouths and not sell out and also if they can come to the center a bit....which they can't do without selling out because they are so effing far right.

the circus side shows need to get shut down. crazy libs bulldozing laws in courts, gun rights activists scoping federal agents when some rancher doesn't want to pay his taxes....its all about brazen stunts these days and less about laws that will do something to move this place forward.

we all have stuff we don't agree on, but there are enough issue that both sides probably agree need help that I think we could keep a good POTUS busy with besides the hyperpolarizing issues.

we need a moderate.
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM

Jun 24, 2014 - 02:42pm PT

Just go back and read some of your posts.

I know you are but what am I???

DUUURRRRRR
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
Sketch wrote:
Fiscal policy of the last five years has been about the 0.1%ers getting a bigger piece of the pie. And the politicians maintain the circus to keep us distracted.

Only the last 5 years?
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:48pm PT
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.

Jun 24, 2014 - 02:44pm PT

Only the last 5 years?

Absolutely not. The last five years, with QUANTITATIVEEASING4EVER is the grand finale.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:49pm PT
Yep, it is way more than the last 5 years, but the disparity is becoming so obvious now that almost everyone can see it.

It is almost a death spiral due to the amount of influence such a small number of people are having the direction of policy, and no one dares to try and change it for fear of losing their jobs.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:52pm PT
"Yep, it is way more than the last 5 years, but the disparity is becoming so obvious now that almost everyone can see it.

And how did that happen??
peladob

Mountain climber
Mason City, Iowa
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:53pm PT
people need to get out and vote, and vote out any schmuck that gets in bed with big business on any level, for any reason, on general principle.

that is the only true way to shut it down.
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM

Jun 24, 2014 - 02:52pm PT
"Yep, it is way more than the last 5 years, but the disparity is becoming so obvious now that almost everyone can see it.

And how did that happen??

Tell us, Bob.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 24, 2014 - 03:07pm PT
Sketch wrote: Tell us, Bob.


Leg-humper.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/24/koch-brothers-wall-street_n_5525566.html

Wow..what a surprise.
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 24, 2014 - 03:43pm PT
What is it with the far-righties and their penchant for believing ridiculous conspiracy theories? Is it the way they were brought up? The natural aging process? The Fox Syndrome?

http://www.salon.com/2014/06/24/the_7_craziest_right_wing_conspiracy_theories_involving_america_and_concentration_camps_partner/
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 24, 2014 - 03:46pm PT
we need a moderate.

President Obama is a moderate.

The far right looney mob have control of the Republican party - they think Jeb Bush is a liberal. Moderate Republican? They either went into hiding like frightened children or were voted out of office a long time ago,
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jun 24, 2014 - 03:59pm PT

I don't know, Sketch

but I really like Ted Cruz as the Republican candidate for President in 2016

I like that he is Pure and a Man of Conviction


We need a man who can lead this country back to the Good Old Days

When good American Values and Morals were honored and respected

I think Ted Cruz is just that man, what do you think?
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peladob

Mountain climber
Mason City, Iowa
Jun 24, 2014 - 04:03pm PT
President Obama is a moderate.

The far right looney mob have control of the Republican party - they think Jeb Bush is a liberal. Moderate Republican? They either went into hiding like frightened children or were voted out of office a long time ago,


yeah, and I voted for him because of that in 2008....when he was a moderate (I guess I should say when his campaign made him look moderate).

now he pretty much sucks at pert much everything he does, although keeping us from diving into Syria and Iraq have made me think he's smarter than he looks of late.
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 24, 2014 - 05:18pm PT
Notice it's been quiet on the Benghazi front? That's because there was GOOD NEWS.

The radical righties only know Fox, which is all bad news, all the time, when a Dem is president.

Quit buying into the negative media bs. Look around. The sky is not falling. Most of what you fear is made-up crap.


We may have finally uncovered the answer to the lingering question of what it would take for Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace to not host a discussion about Benghazi. The solution: Have U.S. Special Operations forces capture the lead suspect in the 2012 terror attack.

The news of Ahmed Abu Khattala's capture broke on June 17, and was immediately tagged by the Washington Post as "a significant breakthrough" for the Obama administration, which has been subjected to constant carping and endless harangues from Fox News talkers demanding that Benghazi terrorists be brought to justice. But when the administration made advances in doing just that, Fox attacked them over the timing of the capture for much of the week, and then Wallace turned away on Sunday.

Ordinarily, you'd think any key development in the on-going investigation would be of interest to Fox News Sunday, which, according to an archives search at Nexis, has hosted nearly 100 discussions over the last 20 months where "Benghazi" was mentioned at least three times, and more than two dozen segments just this year. But news of a suspect's apprehension and the possibility he'll soon be facing justice in a U.S. courtroom and held accountable for the deaths of four Americans? That apparently wasn't worth covering on Sunday.

Because, as is so often the case for President Obama, good news is no news.

And it wasn't just Fox News this time. Across the dial on Sunday, every broadcast network political show -- which are credited with setting the public agenda debate inside the Beltway -- failed to address the news about the Benghazi suspect. It was news that reflected positively on the Obama administration. It was news that the Republican Party did not seem happy about. And it was news that the Sunday shows deemed to be un-newsworthy.

Coincidence?

Last week I noted the capture of Abu Khattala pulled back the curtain on the right-wing media and exposed how its caterwauling about Benghazi has virtually nothing to do with seeking the facts or justice for slain Americans. Instead, it has morphed into a catch-all phrase to attack a Democratic president.

After the Sunday morning news blackout, I think Abu Khattala's capture pulled back the curtain on the mainstream press as well: The Beltway press only seems to be interested in the Benghazi controversy when Republicans are accusing the administration of wrongdoing or fantasizing about an impeachable cover-up.

As mentioned, Fox News Sunday has aired nearly 100 Benghazi discussions since September 2012. The remaining three Sunday programs, ABC's This Week, CBS's Face The Nation, and NBC's Meet The Press, are not far behind. Combined, they've addressed Benghazi in detail approximately 100 times. But nothing this week about the U.S. success.

The amazing part? Meet The Press actually hosted a lengthy discussion about Benghazi, just not about the good news surrounding the covert raid. Instead, host David Gregory announced that in his interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the Republican issued "a warning that Benghazi could harm a Hillary Clinton presidential run."

See, that's what passes for news: A turnstile of Republicans lobbing unsubstantiated, partisan attacks about Benghazi. Actual news from Benghazi? Not so much.

Worse, Gregory then sat quietly while Paul regurgitated long-debunked Republican talking points about how Hillary Clinton as secretary of state had personally refused to increase security at the Benghazi diplomatic facility. It never dawned on Gregory to ask Paul about the key capture of a Benghazi suspect.

Another Meet The Press oddity came when Chuck Todd announced, "At times, it doesn't seem like anything has gone right in this region for the administration, from Benghazi to the civil war in Syria, the uprisings in Egypt, threat of nuclear Iran, trying to end the war in Afghanistan, and three failed Mideast peace process attempts."

Five days after news broke that American forces had successfully caught a possible Benghazi terrorist, Todd told NBC viewers that Benghazi remains an example of how nothing goes right for Obama?

One last important point: Not only did Abu Khattala's arrest and indictment undercut the right-wing claim that the administration isn't holding anyone accountable for the Benghazi attack, it severely damaged the time-honored Fox News claim that the White House lied when it initially suggested a Western, anti-Islam video posted on YouTube may have sparked the violence in Libya. Like all of the Benghazi attacks and smears, that allegation has been endlessly dissected and discussed in the mainstream press.

So what did Abu Khattala reportedly tell Libyans the night of the deadly attack? "He was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video," according to The New York Times.

But again, good news is no news for Obama.

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 24, 2014 - 05:29pm PT
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 24, 2014 - 05:34pm PT
Yes, martini, I agree, that is really disgusting and embarrassing.
fluffy

Trad climber
Colorado
Jun 24, 2014 - 05:50pm PT
They're angry!

And white!

Like me!!!!11!
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 24, 2014 - 05:54pm PT
It's Mitt!!!

Fast forward to the summer of 2014. Perceptions have obviously changed. How else to explain the nostalgia for Romney and the interest in a Romney 2016 candidacy (despite his repeated denials)? One small sign of this came last week in a Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll of New Hampshire Republicans. Who is the current front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination in the Granite State? Itís Romney, whose 24 percent laps the rest of the field.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jun 24, 2014 - 06:10pm PT
Fiscal policy of the last five years has been about the 0.1%ers getting a bigger piece of the pie.


Two words: Roberts court.



You ponder what Obama has done for our nation? Look at who he appointed (and compare that to the GOP appointees):

http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/members.aspx
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