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USAToday calls out Obama Today

  1. TimTurner profile image80
    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago

    According to a report, the Obama administration has left the country VULNERABLE to a bioterrorism attack.  Obama failed to appoint anyone with a biodefense background while Clinton and Bush did.

    You can read the report here:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington … reat_N.htm

    Obama is too busy wasting his time on Olympic bids, healthcare, making talk show rounds and making speeches that people want to hear.

    We have had countless terrorist arrests IN THE U.S. over the last 3 weeks, including one today in Mass.  News flash, WE HAVE TERRORIST LIVING AMONG US and we really need to be careful.  Unfortunately, it's not IF there will be another attack but WHEN.

    I DO NOT feel safe with Obama as president when it comes to protecting the U.S.  He has no experience and never served in our military.  He is green and world leaders know this.

    If one attack happens on U.S. soil while he's in office, he is done and so are the Democrats.  People feel way safer with Republicans in charge of the military.

    This is a new world order and terrorism will only get stronger.  We don't have to worry about China or Russia as much as terrorists and that will always be the future enemy.

    Obama has attack FOX News for making claims against him so it will be interesting to see what he does with USA Today.  If all the news media start pointing fingers at Obama, what will he do?

    Who elected this clown as president btw?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunitatly he was the best candidate, and he got the win!
      We are wide open for much loss.

      The gold standard, restricting the Navy under the Guise of ocean treaties, A lack of proper Military support, in a commited war we can not back out of.

      Concessions to Russia to let them Grab, by illegal expanshion, the natural gas lines going into Europe, lettiing China own our debt under the guize of borrowing from world banking money pools, without questioning where or who owns the money.

      Loss of free speach by fear of an Executive Office Constitutionaly over stepping its powers, an attempt to Bypass Congressional oversight, and get things done outside the Congress as an extenshion of powers illegialy  and he is  backing off everything, to just look good to a world lobby. He is crap!

      No real firm stance on anything. He is eclective in his idealism, and mis-applying history of the past as lessons for today. he is an ego maniac, with arrogant thinking, that he will line up with Great men of the past, the problem is those men were all American, not Socialists, easily duped by World Leraders up to their own occult agendas. He is too green, for even dealing with the Senate and Congress, he has had only 300 days experience in Federal Goverment????

      He is creating a mess for us all the way.
      He is already gone in the minds of most, I hope we all stick to it and rally, give him a Chicago Buss ticket back home with his gang buds. It is time to rally and stop this crap.

      We got dupped by a harvardite social idealist, with the silver spoon up his butt, screaming we are a flawed country and need change! He had a very hidden agenda already prepaired for us, and we got caught up in advertising hype, and wishes for Change for all...it is not so!

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He wasn't the best candidate and I did not get duped! Obama is like a kid in a candy store, he thinks everything is his because he is naive, he goes after Fox because he really,really thinks he can control the media by using thug tactics. Thugs usually get bitch slapped before too long!

        1. dutchman1951 profile image61
          dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Compared to McCain and his performance, he was the best at being dynamic, but it was all lies and hype, and the Majority did not vote for him, but the manipulation of the caucases and the electoriate was idealist hope for change. He had their ear.

          They, and thus we got duped, I did not vote that way either, but the Country got manipulated well. Research the election technique, it comes out. He carried the High deligate states only, not the popular vote. He needs to go. He's no good for America.

          1. livelonger profile image90
            livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            A very clear majority voted for him. If you deny that, then you might as well argue that the moon is made of green cheese.

            Says you. You'll have a chance at voting in a better man/woman in 2012. I hear both Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are the leading contenders.

            1. TimTurner profile image80
              TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              With all the hype and one-sided media coverage Obama got, you think winning by 53% is a clear majority?  No where close.

              It shows a lot of people were skeptical.

              1. livelonger profile image90
                livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Welcome to American electoral politics. 53% is a clear majority, as was the nearly 200 electoral vote difference. Take a look at the past couple of decades and find a more decisive win.

                Lots of people remain skeptical of Obama. They are not the majority.

                It can be easy to mistake your sentiments and those who you talk to daily as representative of the entire country. Easy mistake, but still a mistake.

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      um  70%  of Americans did........deal with it wink

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        70%??? Where do you get this stuff?

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Dont split hairs with me , point is majority spoke winkh

          1. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
            Vladimir Uhriposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            amazing how liberals can be so naive. Who voted for him? black, uninformed and misinformed.

          2. dutchman1951 profile image61
            dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Fact check...sorry Obama did NOT win 70% of the Vote:

            Nominee          Barack Obama                     John McCain
            Party            Democratic                       Republican
            Home state       Illinois                         Arizona
            Running mate     Joe Biden                        Sarah Palin
            Electoral vote   365                              173
            States carried   28 + DC +                        NE-02 22
            Popular vote     69,456,897[1]                    59,934,814[1]
            Percentage       52.9%[1]                         45.7%[1]

            In his speach in Chicago he siad; For all of you who did not Vote for me, I will be your President to!  So far I do not see it!

            1. Bibowen profile image90
              Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I think the "70%" comes from the voter turnout, which was very high for a US election. If I remember correctly it was about 70% which is the highest voter turnout for a presidential-year election since early 20th century.

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Thankyou , I appreciate your mature and intelligent input in this debate Bibowen.
                I also think the facts you produced show that the American people cared anough to get out and vote for a change.
                Most people agree that major changes were needed.
                I guess its always hard throwing away clutter ,and changing staff.

                Personally I find it scary that on one hand the very people who shout 'Freedom of Speech' would not hestitate to silence it ,when they disagree with what they hear lol

                At least Im encouraged to know that there are some objective and openminded people out there too smile

                1. Bibowen profile image90
                  Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I think part of the voter turnout was due to motivation for Obama. People were motivated to elect him in much the same way that Conservative Republicans were motivated to vote for Dubya in 2000 & 2004. I saw people stand in line for over 6 hours at one polling place in FL to vote in 2004. The precinct was solid-Republican. They were standing there to vote for Bush. Obama had that kind of momentum. People would have stood all day and into the night to vote for him.

                  But, part of the higher turnout effect, I think, is due to easier registration. You have a lot more "on the spot" registration than you use to. In the state of FL voting is much more accessible. You can get a ballot mailed to you, "touch-screen" voting appears about a week before election day at places like the local library, or you can do it the ole' fashioned way of going to your precinct. These are changes that were implemented after the "Florida Debacle" of 2000.

                  At one level, I'm glad that more people are voting. However the ease of voting can quickly degenerate into voting fraud. It's ironic that progressives were the ones that earlier had advocated high standards for voting registration, making it more difficult to vote, at the same time raising the liklihood that the person voting was a qualified voter.

                2. Bibowen profile image90
                  Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  If truth be told, this is done on both sides. Both liberals and conservatives are willing to limit speech at some level. These are generalities but conservatives tend to want to limit speech that is not "decent." Pornography and obscenity are fair game to be silenced. Also, speech that would create social anarchy (inciting a riot, for example) are also fair game.

                  As for liberals, they tend to try to silence speech that is aimed at those groups whose causes they claim to advance. University campus' drive to silence "hate speech" and current attempts to silence conservative talk radio or FoxNews are examples.

                  There are very few people who would advocate unfettered speech. Even those that claim to be "libertarians" will have some limits if you press them.

                  1. ledefensetech profile image82
                    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I'm pretty much a proponent of unrestricted free speech.  If some idiot wants to quote Hitler, Mao or some other mass murderer, let them.  By their actions you will know the true content of their character and once you know that, you can treat them accordingly.

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                Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks to ACORN

                1. johnb0127 profile image77
                  johnb0127posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  LOL! AMEN!!!

        2. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I don't think its splitting hairs when someone writes something so blatantly wrong! I think it needs to be pointed too so in the future people can decide whether or not to take your word for statistics!

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Oh please ,what are you Reuters or something,lol I have read and heard of many different polls , Im sure there is a politcially correct one somewhere but it would no doubt get buried in the dust in this forum anyway!
              I stand by my assertion that the majority won hands down smile
              and I will re check stats in the future ( or not)

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                A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Check them all you want I just wont trust them!

                1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
                  Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  lol like you ever did lol

            2. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
              Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              It was 53%...not the landslide that it was made out to be.

              http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/president/

              Lots of independents voted for him who would likely change their mind if the election were held again tomorrow.  Oh, well, hopefully will teach people to research their candidates more before jumping at promises of "change".

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                A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Most people (as in these forums) vote with their emotions, the chance that they will be bothered to research statistics or a candidate is virtually nonexistent!

              2. ledefensetech profile image82
                ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                What few foreigners, indeed many natives, don't realize is that 53% only comes out to about 26% of the population seeing as only about half of the eligible population votes.  So no, he really didn't have the support he claims.  At least 24% of the population opposed him and up to 50% of the population didn't care.  But I think they care right now.  For the first time in modern history the "silent majority" is getting involved.  They're getting involved because of the stupidity of this President.  It'll be interesting to see how he tries to marginalize this new majority that is forming against him.

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We are. We are recognizing that we all made a huge nightmare of a mistake.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          oooaaa poor babies lol

        2. Friendlyword profile image60
          Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes you did. You drove every sane Republican out of your party. Only 20% of the American People would admit to being a Republican today. You are disintegrating like the Wicked Witch of the West. And What do you do??? Why you just go full steam ahead and plan more TEA PARTIES. I hear most of them will be held in Parking lots.  Little Parking lots. Oh Oh...One is going to be Held in a big ole Park!!! In picnic area number 4.

          By the way I feel a whole lot safer with Obama than I felt with Bush. He spent most of his terms on vacation. And he took his eye of the ball in Afghanistan. He Let OSAMA BIN LADEN get away at Bora Bora. He did not secure our Borders. He left this country the most hated country in the world by the time he left office. And he left this country in financial ruin. Barack Obama CHANGED all that. I'll stick with him, and wish him the best.

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Kinda like that million man march? What was that final number again?

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Do you have anything to say or are you just mad?

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well said Friendlyword smile

      3. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Let me correct you....53% of the people did:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington … reat_N.htm

        You were obviously one of the 53% who were misled.

      4. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Did you really think you could slip this one by?

    3. Lady_E profile image83
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So what are you waiting for?  Don't you have the power to kick him out of Office?

      1. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No, Obama took that right away from me like all my other rights!  haha

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          An who said poms whinge the most lol

    4. Bibowen profile image90
      Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Obama can't see beyond partisan politics. He doesn't have a clue as to how to keep a country safe. Obamatites bash Bush a lot but it is Bush's policies (both those that were put in place earlier and those in place now) that are keeping our nation safe. Obama is living off of borrowed capital. Furthermore, the president is too busy attacking Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and FoxNews to focus on trivialities like bioterrorism.

      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image74
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It seems that Americans have gone crazy. We have seen madness for Obama during election campaign. And now witnessing hatred against him.

        What changed in less than a year? Except President Obama has got Noble Prize?

        People from all over the world expect much more matured behavior from the Americans who claim themselves to be the world leader.

        Thanks,
        Jyoti Kothari

        1. Flightkeeper profile image79
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You're right it was the Nobel Prize that did it.

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ahhh jeeeez, now India is making fun of us!

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          Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I agree. It would seem that is the issue. Fear is the pandemic here. Fortunately, not good common sense in some cases.

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Is that what your Professor told you to think?

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              Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              No--just common sense.  See, fear is fueling this forum. It is fear that causes irrational responses.  Education does help some. I know, if something was to happen--I can respond and do my best to protect the American people. Indiscriminately.

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                A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Common sense says not to lead from the top down but from the middle out? That is all you said, local agencies are responsible and DHS is not important. Keep studying, I will let my years in the Marine Corps and people with actual experience guide me!

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                  Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Brilliant response.

                  Try again.

                  1. TimTurner profile image80
                    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    You're responses is always "try again."  Why don't you educate us if you know everything?  I'm being serious. You have this homeland security degree.

                    Why would a congressional report point out this blaring weakness with Obama's choice (to me its a weakness) but its ok according to you and the report is wrong?

                    I really want to know.  I'm curious.

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                    A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    No,I can't improve on it, no reason to even try!

        4. TimTurner profile image80
          TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Because our rights are being taken away.  The world see's Obama as a celebrity.  But his experience is almost zero on world affairs and even U.S. affairs.

          He is now trying to control our media by attacking a news network that doesn't agree with him.  This is very unusual.

          Don't let his smiling face and great speeches fool you.

          1. Flightkeeper profile image79
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            too late

        5. livelonger profile image90
          livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          They are different people and the latter are just sore losers.

          Nothing. Just a continuing reminder that their side lost. They haven't made peace with that yet.

          That's not entirely true. Many tend to think we act like a bunch of animals, and enjoy ridiculing us when we do. You could argue they're a variation of the sore losers who are constantly complaining about Obama stateside.

          1. TimTurner profile image80
            TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Livelonger, you might want to read the report that started this post.  It's a CONGRESSIONAL REPORT.  None of us made it up nor did the media.

            Geez, get a clue.

        6. Bibowen profile image90
          Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Who's doing the whining now? This sounds like Jr. High girls when they come home and say that the teacher hates them because they got them in trouble.

          Obamatites whine that some people "hate" the president because they oppose him. May be it's not possible for them to oppose someone, but not hate them. But I don't know anyone personally (and I mean "anyone") who hates Obama or wishes him ill will, to my knowledge. Adults can oppose others, yet bear them no animus. May be this is not possible for Obama supporters, but I do it all the time.

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      Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A bioterrorism attack is more apparent now than there ever was, and it is not because Obama is the President of the United States. The vulnerability has always been there. It will always be there considering the society we all live in. Our world is more globally connected than at any time in the history of the world. So if we are going to assess this situation correctly--we must first not hold anyone responsible for any lack of preparedness.

      Also, there has always been terrorist (terrorism) 'around' us throughout history. Just so you are aware of this. I am getting tired of individuals trying to place blame to situations or causes beyond any of our control. Obama can/could have the best person appointed for the job--and America or anywhere else in the world could still be attacked.

      1. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ok but this CONGRESSIONAL REPORT states that Obama DOES NOT have the best person for the job  haha

        Read the report before you post worthless information.  It clearly states that Clinton and Bush had way more qualified people to run this position.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And the report comvinced the [people ....not

          1. TimTurner profile image80
            TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It just came out today. Man, read it before you talk about things.

            You are so clueless.  And if you are an American, you should read it and BE CONCERNED.

            You are so un-American, it's not even funny.  Take your freeloading attitude somewhere else.

            1. Flightkeeper profile image79
              Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Tim, she's not an American, she's from New Zealand.

              1. TimTurner profile image80
                TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Ooooops haha  that explains why she has no clue about the issues, huh?

                Now I kinda feel bad.

                1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
                  Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I was made in New Zealand ,but dont feel bad Tim, I might live in a town near you lol

                  I do have a clue about the issues, and I cant wait to vote for Obama!! smile

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          Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          What you fail to realize. There is already a response system in place/enforce to handle these types of emergencies/natural or man-made.  Preparedness and early response is a responsibility of local level government. Because if anything happens, it is the local emergency preparedness and response that answers the call first. There is a system in place. So your argument here is invalid.

          Just fyi-  I am a Masters Degree student in Homeland Security--Public Health and Bioterrorism. So ask me any questions you may like.

          1. TimTurner profile image80
            TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm sure there is a system in place for everything but let's prepare NOT to use the system with an attack.

            I think that is what the report is saying.  Why use the system when we don't have to or at least try not to?

            He clearly doesn't have someone in charge of bioterrorism that is qualified as the presidents before him.

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              Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              There is. It does not matter who is in charge. The decisions start at the local level. Anyway--if there is a disaster response of that magnitude--FEMA is in charge of the emergent situation.

              Try again.

              1. TimTurner profile image80
                TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Oh ok..so the congressional report is wrong.  My bad.  Glad your degree figured it out.

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                  Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  No, it is purely common sense.

                  Good fight.

                  1. TimTurner profile image80
                    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Sounds like you'll make a great member of Obama's administration!  No experience needed smile

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  What you don't seem to get is that the arms should be running the body not the brain!

            2. ledefensetech profile image82
              ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Sure there is a local system in place, but few places take such plans seriously.  The facility I used to work for was one of only about three organizations that participated in a mass casualty simulation run by our local fire and police departments along with our local two hospitals.  The only reason we did it was because it was a JHACO requirement to participate in something like that once a year. 

              Did you see the documentary on Rick Rescorla?  He was at the Twin Towers in 1993 and while researching the vulnerabilities of the Towers to another attack stumbled on using airplanes as giant flying bombs.  He worked security for Morgan Stanley and drilled and drilled his people in evacuation.  Most people didn't take it seriously but Rescorla was adamant about constant drilling. 

              Because of him it's estimated that 3,000 people lived who otherwise might have died, especially when the WTC managers were telling people to stay in the buildings.  Riscorla died in WTC 2 still trying to get people out.

              No matter how much the authorities try, it's only people like Riscorla who can do much of anything when things like this hit.  Most people treat guys like him as kooks or nutjobs, at least until the bodies start hitting the floor, then while most people stand around shocked and unbelieving, the Riscorlas of the world spring into action, saving lives.

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                Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Fantastic, thank you for sharing! This is what I mean. Proper preparedness is the key here. Thank you.

              2. Flightkeeper profile image79
                Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Yes, I've heard of him.  People did think Riscorla was overdoing it but he was right to be scared after the first Twin Towers attack. He was one of the few who knew what was really happening.

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  He was a veteran of the British military and then volunteered for our service, he served in Vietnam and was at least awarded the Bronze star. A real hero not a false messiah like Obama!

                  Silver Star and Purple Heart

                  1. ledefensetech profile image82
                    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Silver Star and Bronze Star with oak cluster.  He also fought at Ia Drang.  He truly was a soldier's soldier.

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rescorla

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            There is a course on Homeland security? I think I will take my brothers word for what is happening before I take the word of a student! Oh yeah, he actually works for Homeland Security he doesn't study it!

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You are getting tired of the blame being thrown around? I bet Bush is too! Yes, Obama can and will be held responsible for any terrorist attack, he has made it harder for us to gather intelligence! Or do you want to blame Bush for that Obama decision?

    6. geminimoon profile image61
      geminimoonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We've had terrorists living among us for years way before Obama was here.

      1. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think anyone is arguing that  haha

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      Sarra Garrettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He's the devils advocate and is trying to bring his marxist attitude to our beloved America.  He wants to destroy the Constitution and all that America is.  He will be bringing martial law into affect as well.  There are several terrorist cells all across America, why we don't break them up is beyond me.

  2. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    I'm wondering if there's a way we can send him to the EU.  They seem to like him so much there. Perhaps Obama can be the EU president for life and we can have a do-over election.

  3. TimTurner profile image80
    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago

    Obama is a clown.  He will ruin it for future Black candidates, unfortunately, who will be way more qualified than this clown.

    I've tried to give him chances but with every "promise" comes disappointment and nothing gets done.

    He has his hands in a million cookie jars.  And it's not Bush's fault for Obama's healthcare issues within his own party, his failed Olympic bid (that he shouldn't have even worried about), his concessions with Russia and now bioterrorism missteps.

    We are in trouble.

  4. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Is everybody happy yet?

    oops nope the mans still President lol

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
      Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I admit, I'm not happy he won the election, but I would be happier if he would show some leadership.  And, stay off the d*mn TV!  Who wants to see the Pres. every week?  Next thing we know there will be 20 foot posters of him popping up in every neighborhood and every downtown.  Hail Obama!

      1. Flightkeeper profile image79
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Isn't there already a poster of him playing basketball? He won against all the teams.

  5. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    I think he'll be a lame duck president for the rest of his term. I don't think anyone will be happy in the end.

  6. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    There is nothing worse than a cry baby or poor sport!
    He won like , 10/11 mths ago
    Get over it already wink

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Get over what? That he's destroying everything America stands for? Oh wait, you have no idea what that is so I'll just drop it - my bad sad

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ohhh for a moment ya had me excited ,hes trying to educate America ,um plesase dont drop that one wink

        1. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
          Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And what was the lesson?

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That your vote can be copied over and over!

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              Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              LOL lol

          2. Eaglekiwi profile image74
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Go back to school ,yea well one of many
            Quit borrowing money ,another one
            Quit interefering and intruding on other countries governments.
            Reduce oil consumption (USA leads the world)
            Take care of your sick and veterans
            Educate your young

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              What do you use for a news source, the White House? I don't think you have a grasp of the situation...at all

            2. Flightkeeper profile image79
              Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Quit borrowing money?! One of his first legislation that he signed put us in the hole for at least 2 trillion dollars.  That is one lesson he's not capable of teaching anybody

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Would you have prefered all of the United States move their businesses to China or Europe?? instead!!

                Republicans are good at pointin=g the finger ,but Ive yet to see them offer any constructive ideas...kinda immature and familiar pattern...
                Well we dont want Obama or democrats to be in , but we dont have any answers either.....( what happened when Bush had 8 yrs?)....homes foreclosed, rich lil wall st boys played with billions, real estate went belly up and the International market quit investing...the middle class looked at migrating...the elderly just got sick n died....geeze you guys have short memories lol

                If ya gonna post anything ,why not be proactive ,for a start , USA''s motor industry and possibly once the backbone of industry

                What would you do to save it?

                1. Flightkeeper profile image79
                  Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Okay you've contradicted yourself. You said that Obama is teaching us how to now go into debt then you think it's okay to do it if businesses don't go overseas?  That doesn't make any sense. I would prefer he stimulated the economy by cutting corporate taxes, income taxes and slashing government budget but that never occurs to the Feds. 

                  As for our elderly getting sick and died, it was France's elderly that died by the thousands because of a heat wave, under their socialized medicine. That didn't happen here.

                  As for the real estate, that fiasco was started because the Dems allowed the agency to continue making loans to people that couldn't afford it. Bush tried to do something about it but he was ignored.

                  Misha is right, you aren't making sense and even worse you are ignorant of what was going on and making assumptions.

                  1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
                    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh geeze you need to reread what I posted, you got it wrong and accused me wrongly...

                    Yea guess all the newspapers around the world got it wrong too ,silly me...

                    I dont even see Misha here ??...but thats ok if he or anyone disagrees with me ...I dont have to have someone agree with me to voice my thoughts wink do you ?

                2. TimTurner profile image80
                  TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Seriously, what are you talking about??  Ask your clown president that question.

                  Elderly got sick and died?

                  You have seriously lost your credibility in this forum.  You are just pulling random stuff out of the air.

                  You and the "70%" majority votes who voted for Obama should move to another planet.  Everything you say is wrong or a stretch  haha

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                    A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    or completely fabricated

            3. TimTurner profile image80
              TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Ok so has Obama accomplished any of those goals? NO.  Does every president try those same goals, YES.

              You are out of your league in this argument.  You're wrong on your stats by a long shot and you point out things that EVERY president tries to do.  haha

            4. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
              Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hmmm, I thought it was blame those that came before you when you aren't getting the job done.  The borrowing money is a good one.  Do as I say, not as I do, right?smile

              1. TimTurner profile image80
                TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah and I'm sure Kiwi is for the healthcare plan that China will pay for because we don't have the money to pay for it.

                Does she know that China pretty much OWNS the U.S. right now cause of Obama?  lol

        2. Flightkeeper profile image79
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          He sure is trying to educate America, teaching us how to roll over and be an appeaser and become a good commie and bowing to sheiks.

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Don't you love those in other countries telling us to get over it? We usually get over it in a different way than those people.

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          Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, especially those who think the Constitution is a "treaty"

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I read that the other day. Facts don't seem to stop her from posting.

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I pay taxes , I have every right to an opinion , just as you do.

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                Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Wow, I might have the opinion that the sky is green too . . .

              2. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
                Vladimir Uhriposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Right to have opinion is OK but having wrong opinion is based on poor propaganda.

    2. Bibowen profile image90
      Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess you could say the same thing to those that opposed Hitler's election...."don't be such a cry baby...get over it. Our Fuehrer won fair and square."

      No one is boohooing over the fact that the system works and that he was elected lawfully. What is being lamented is his dangerous lack of qualifications to serve as the nation's president.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So if the system is works , how was he able to make it thus far.
        Cant say it works fine , then complain when the guy wins that one didnt vote for, thats being a crybaby

        1. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
          Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Nothing wrong with complaining, that's free speech, and the libs did it for a long time.  Those independents that voted for Obama were led by the media's love affair for him and the loud libs who constantly complained about Bush.  As Texan said, they voted with emotion...in hindsight, a dangerous proposition, especially when they placed their trust in someone with nearly no experience and questionable associations.

        2. Bibowen profile image90
          Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Not at all. There is no inconsistency in saying "the system works" yet "we still have a problem." The electoral system worked: the President was elected by lawful process. Those that had the plurality vote did a better job of raising money, garnering support, and building momentum than the other side. That's the way it should be.

          However, the system doesn't give us, de facto, a qualified person to hold the office. We still have a problem: Obama's record suggest that he is inadequate for the job of keeping the nation safe. That's a national problem and no amount of "go suck your thumb" comments is going to make that problem go away.

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Already his rules of engagement have gotten a lot more of our guys killed in Afghanistan than when Bush was in office. And now he's waffling on sending in more troops. If we need more troops to win then send them, otherwise pull out, but don't make the lives already lost in vain.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Was that one of the 'I think the skys green' kinda opinions lol cuz where are your facts???

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Obama’s Rules Of Engagement In Afghanistan Costing Our Troops Lives

            Four Marines died yesterday in Afghanistan when the Taliban laid a trap:
            Four U.S. Marines died Tuesday when they walked into a well-laid ambush by insurgents in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province. Seven Afghan troops and an interpreter for the Marine commander also died in the ambush and the subsequent battle, which lasted seven hours.
            Three American service members and 14 Afghan security force members were wounded.
            It was the largest number of American military trainers to die in a single incident since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

            The battle took place around the remote hamlet of Gangigal, in a valley about six miles from the Pakistani border, after local elders invited the U.S. and Afghan forces for a meeting.
            American officers said there was no doubt that they’d walked into a trap, as the insurgents were dug in at the village, and had preset their weapons and their fields of fire.

            It was a trap alright….but one they could of extradited themselves out of if not for the rules of engagement laid out by Obama’s General, General Stanley McChrystal:

            Airstrikes by coalition forces in Afghanistan have dropped dramatically in the three months Gen. Stanley McChrystal has led the war effort there, reflecting his new emphasis on avoiding civilian casualties and protecting the population.

            NATO fixed-wing aircraft dropped 1,211 bombs and other munitions during the past three months — the peak of the fighting season — compared with 2,366 during the same period last year, according to military statistics. The nearly 50% decline in airstrikes comes with an influx of more than 20,000 U.S. troops this year and an increase in insurgent attacks.

            The shift is the result of McChrystal’s new directives, said Air Force Col. Mark Waite, an official at the air operations center in southwest Asia. Ground troops are less inclined to call for bombing or strafing runs, though they often have an aircraft conduct a “show of force,” a flyby to scare off insurgents, or use planes for surveillance, Waite said.

            The Marines who were killed were not the ones less inclined to call for a bombing run, in fact they were depending on it to get them out of the trap….and none came:

            We walked into a trap, a killing zone of relentless gunfire and rocket barrages from Afghan insurgents hidden in the mountainsides and in a fortress-like village where women and children were replenishing their ammunition.

            “We will do to you what we did to the Russians,” the insurgent’s leader boasted over the radio, referring to the failure of Soviet troops to capture Ganjgal during the 1979-89 Soviet occupation.

            Dashing from boulder to boulder, diving into trenches and ducking behind stone walls as the insurgents maneuvered to outflank us, we waited more than an hour for U.S. helicopters to arrive, despite earlier assurances that air cover would be five minutes away.

            U.S. commanders, citing new rules to avoid civilian casualties, rejected repeated calls to unleash artillery rounds at attackers dug into the slopes and tree lines — despite being told repeatedly that they weren’t near the village.

            “We are pinned down. We are running low on ammo. We have no air. We’ve lost today,” Marine Maj. Kevin Williams, 37, said through his translator to his Afghan counterpart, responding to the latter’s repeated demands for helicopters.

            While the enemy was directly responsible for their deaths, those rules of engagement, and those leaders who refused to send help also have blood on their hands.

  7. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Don't you know that slagging Obama is the new sport?  We have a whole three years to do it. smile

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh boy !

  8. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Just because I dont agree with your politics , I shouldnt post ..an what was that about the Constituation Texan...sounds hypocrital to me lol

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That was about you comparing our constitution to a treaty!

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Do you even know the difference?
        No I didnt think so.

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Do you have anything to add that makes any sense?

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Do yo Texan? other than to say you dont like Obama, or that you dont care what other countries think...doesnt make any sense to me either.

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Those things make sense, you don't! Have a very confused day lol

            2. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
              Vladimir Uhriposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Some make history of being naive.

  9. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Kiwi, you don't make sense sad

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is what he said

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Must have been back , I was talking to who was here ?

  10. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Personally I feel that the media needs to stop putting our business on the streets I realize we need to know but they are also the cause of our military being killed in Iraq because they had to tell the WORLD our location. We as Americans should know what is happening but the media is making it far worse for us then so many realize. sad

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you work for the White House? You sound just like Robert Gibbs.

  11. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
    Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago

    http://images.quickblogcast.com/5/6/7/4/1/122924-114765/obama_poster5.jpg

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yessssss Sir!!!! Im all for that smile

      1. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So you must be poor and don't want to work hard to get rich.  So just take from the rich, right?  Figures.

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why on earth should I give my hard-earned wealth and success to someone who is neither as smart nor as energetic as I am? I worked my butt off to get where I am - they can do the same.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Id hardly call tax breaks working your ass off, but hey invest it like China does (in America) lol

          1. TimTurner profile image80
            TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You are a completely ignorant, aren't you?  Yes, he gives tax breaks to poor people like you and raise the taxes on the rich.

            You are so ignorant.  It's people like you that voted for Obama because you wanted to be apart of history to have a Black president.

            You had no idea what the ISSUES were.  You just wanted "change."  Oh, you'll get change alright.

        2. livelonger profile image90
          livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          What on earth are you still doing in this country then?
          Why not move to Monaco, Andorra or the like, where there is no income tax whatsoever?

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm an American - a real one - not some pansy ass who thinks it's ok to mooch off of others. You see, and listen very closely now because I wouldn't want you  to misunderstand, hard work actually pays off - it's associated with something that is, now pay attention, really really important in American culture . . . it's called PRIDE.

            Get it? smile

            1. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
              Vladimir Uhriposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I got it lady. You are absolutely perfect.

      3. Flightkeeper profile image79
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Instead of Obama's picture, shouldn't it be Karl Marx?

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Was he a fairy too lol

          1. Flightkeeper profile image79
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I guess in your eyes he is.

          2. TimTurner profile image80
            TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Surprised you called Obama a fairy.  I don't think he's gay smile

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              There is a youtube video that disputes his alleged hetero status!

              1. Flightkeeper profile image79
                Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I always knew Michelle wore the real pants in the family.

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  and expensive tennis shoes too!

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                    Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    . . . which she wears to soup kitchens --- how's that for spreading the wealth smile

              2. TimTurner profile image80
                TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Oh wow...well, I'm not going to side with that one  haha

            2. Eaglekiwi profile image74
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Cant you guys follow posts properly either...guess not, see go back to school is a great idea dontya think
              Oh Im tired of this gang mentality
              I asked for some republican proactive ideas and got none.
              Feels like im stuck in a school yard.

              I also think many of you will find it hard to celebrate Thanksgiving this year too-shame that smile

              1. TimTurner profile image80
                TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Well you are ganged up on because you are wrong with your facts.  You started by saying Obama won the election with a clear majority at 70%.  That told us you didn't know what you were talking about.

                I didn't know you were from New Zealand so that explains why you don't know some of the issues.  My bad.

              2. Flightkeeper profile image79
                Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Kiwi, you don't make sense, that's why nobody can follow your posts. And Americans celebrate Thanksgiving regardless of who's president.

    2. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
      Vladimir Uhriposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Communists are teaching the same. Did they succeeded? No!
      Misha tell them.

  12. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    I can see not much (if anything) has changed here in the old Politics forum.
    So let me get this straight.
    The reason the US did not suffer a bioterrorism attack under Clinton or Bush is because both presidents had appointed someone qualified to deal with a bioterrorism attack?

    Um, we suffered a pretty major "regular" terrorism attack under Bush. Do you believe that 9/11 occurred because Bush had not appointed a competent anti-terrorist plane attacks cabinet member or (dare I say the c word) czar?

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      Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      -sigh- Hi Mom--brilliant reference! Thank you.

    2. TimTurner profile image80
      TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'll guarantee you this...if we have a bioterrorism attack and Obama doesn't have anyone qualified for the post, who do you think will get blitzed over it?

      Terrorism changed our worldview on 9/11.  No one ever blamed Bush for that attack because it was something no one ever thought imaginable.

      But, now, terrorism is our main threat and if the current president, no matter who they are, can't protect us from that main threat, then they should be blamed.  Plain and simple.

      I know I would've felt way more secure with McCain as president when it comes to my security.

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        Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The threat of terrorism has always been here. It is just 9/11 made us know that America is also vulnerable to attack. Terrorism is a global fighting effort. Not just in this country.

        1. TimTurner profile image80
          TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Of course it's always been there but we were never the direct target of it.  9/11 hit us on our own territory from people on the other side of the world.

          But without the U.S. leading the global fight, we will be doomed.  No one cares about us, honestly.  Even Israel will protect it's own interests over us.

          We have to lead the fight in terrorism and it does start by cleaning it up in other countries like Afghanistan, sadly.

          We have to be the global police of terrorism to save our lives.

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            Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You are wrong again. Timothy McVeigh. Ted Kaczynski.  The first occurring in 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.  The United States has an ample history of domestic terrorism. I would be happy to supply some examples here for you. Starting in the early part of the 20th century.

            1. TimTurner profile image80
              TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I didn't say domestic terrorism.  WTC was caused by outsiders attacking us in our home country.  That is what I meant.

              You just love trying to point everyone's "wrongness" including Congress...haha.

              You have all the answers yet you ignored my post about Phoenix.

              Phoenix has never taught me nor the state of Arizona what to do in case of a bioterrorism attack.

              I like how you just omitted a response on that piece of info.

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                Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                But the 'outsiders' come from within. I am not pointing out anyone's wrongness. So is it the State of Phoenix, AZ's fault you do not understand how to take care of yourself and family if there is a bioterrorism attack? If you would like more information. Please consult your States Division of Emergency Management. There is planning and preparedness available for you to assist your concerns and needs.

                http://www.dem.azdema.gov/

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  "I am not pointing out anyone's wrongness."

                  Really? I guess all those times you said Wrong again" was our imagination?

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                    Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    No, only as a result of an irrational response by the statement at the time. Thanks for pointing that out for me smile

                2. TimTurner profile image80
                  TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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                    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Wait are you being serious??? Of course it's Arizona and/or Phoenix's fault because it was YOU who is defending Obama's hiring of someone inexperienced in bioterrorism by saying there is a system in place at the local level.

                    Hahaha...that is from you!!!  If the local level has failed to tell me what to do during a bioterrorism attack, then its their fault, according to YOU!!  lol

                    You are talking in circles.

            2. ledefensetech profile image82
              ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              The 1993 bombing was due to radical Islam.  You did forget to mention the Weather Underground.  Billy Ayers was one of the founders of that organization and he's donated to Papa Obama and even served on several academic boards with Obama. 

              Actually bombings in the US go back several decades before the 20th century.  The Haymarket affair is the first one I can think of off the top of my head.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haymarket_affair

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                A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Most of the domestic terrorists were left leaning.

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                  Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks A Texan; no I did not forget to mention that individual group. I only mentioned that one particular case because TimTurner's concern of foreign attack on US soil. Great example. Thanks for mentioning that one as well smile

                2. ledefensetech profile image82
                  ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Rather than say left leaning, I'd say all radical terrorists were for the destruction of the Constitution and the imposition of some sort of autocracy, whether it be communist or fascist.

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                    A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I wouldn't say that, those terrorist acts done in the 60's were about changing the war mindset not the Constitution!

                3. livelonger profile image90
                  livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Huh?

  13. BloodRedPen profile image73
    BloodRedPenposted 7 years ago

    My only comment is - Chairman Mao would be proud of this administration

  14. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image74
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago

    I have got lot of responses to my post here.

    Some of them are speaking that President Obama has no experience in world affairs and even in US affairs. Did the Citizens voted for him without knowing his inexperience?

    People were thinking him as an angel with magic wander who can solve their problems overnight. But this is not the case. No one can alone change economy of America.

    Credit culture is weaved around people of America since many years by the bankers with vested interest. They befooled citizens and minted money. They got bankrupt and obtained bail out plan from the Government. they did not lose anything but the common American lost a lot.

    There are lot of hubs pointing to root cause of American financial problem and economic crisis. those were written well before crisis rocked.

    Have some one read those? If yes, probably you have got your answer.

    Thanks,
    Jyoti Kothari

    1. TimTurner profile image80
      TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, yes, people did vote Obama with only 3 years of public office.

      I don't know if he is the LEAST experience person ever voted as president but he is definitely one of the least experienced.

      He won because people wanted "change" but failed to look at his record and his past.

      1. Flightkeeper profile image79
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well I would say the media also helped in not keeping the public informed. I was amazed at the news that wasn't being released by the mainstream media.

        1. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
          Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          They were too busy getting shivers up their collective legs. lol

          1. Flightkeeper profile image79
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            When Chris M said that thing about his leg I thought I was going to puke. tongue

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              Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You and me both smile

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                A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I did!

        2. TimTurner profile image80
          TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah and it seems the worldwide media is doing the same thing.  Not truly educating their countryman and showing Obama as a celebrity and/or savior.

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          Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The writing was on the wall but too many had bought into the "hate Bush" meme. And ran with their emotions.

          1. Flightkeeper profile image79
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's the other thing I couldn't grasp.  The media hated Bush so much that they were willing to lose all professionalism and credibility. And they are paying for it every single day.

    2. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
      Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Most voted for him anyway.


      Again, voters let emotion rather than logic rule


      And it continues.

      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image74
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree.

        And it will be continued if common Americans do not educate themselves in political matters and economic affairs.
        The days has gone when they can sleep in soft bed with sweet dreams.
        They have to woke up again for their own interest even for their own survival.

        Thanks,
        Jyoti Kothari

        1. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
          Vladimir Uhriposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey, education in politics? all Americans?
          The communists fed us with the same thinks. To learn their propaganda. Are you having communistic regime, sir?

    3. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
      Vladimir Uhriposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      When communists and materialists infecting the country this is what happen. Troubles. All become money hungry to get rich overnight. We have a moral problem.

  15. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Obama is President, no one is going to change it.  We can argue all we want, but the guy is there to stay, as long as he keeps his hands out of trouble, which I do not doubt he'll do - he won't do anything worthy of impeachment.

    He is cutting defense across the board, ask anyone who works for a military contractor, the Army has cut numerous contracts because the administration wants them cut, yet they want more soldiers to go fight.  The Navy and Army are not renewing contracts with many of their contractors - big companies like Lockheed Martin, BAE, General Dynamics, Boeing - to name of few.  With the cuts, hundreds of people are loosing jobs.  Another huge round of cuts will be made within one of these companies over the next few weeks, there could be upwards of 5,000 people loosing their jobs.

    I remember one of the reason's my daughter and all her friends and thousands of college students voted for him, he promised something like a $5,000 credit for college students, have we heard anything about it since his election, nope, and I CAN guarantee you, these college kids are shaking their heads, they thought he was for them. He spoke to the first time voter, and those kids listened.

    His priority will be healthcare until he is done with his 4 years.  Forget about the unemployed, homeless, our economy, etc.

    I don't want to be affiliated with any party anymore.

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
      Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Republicrat or Demoblican? smile

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    Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago

    This was great fun everyone! I enjoyed learning from all of you. I have to go now. Not that it matters much, but I enjoyed this debate.

    Just FYI everyone, there is a State Emergency Planning division in every town--please contact your local office to see where you can help in an emergency. They offer free emergency preparedness training, many of the courses are certified courses! Take charge in your communities to better prepare yourselves and others because it all depends on what each individual would do at the time of an emergency.

    Thanks again everyone!

    1. TimTurner profile image80
      TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Way to bailout on my question.  Great speech at the end.  You took notes from Obama, I see.  Tough talk means you give a speech to please everyone and bailout smile

  17. Pr0metheus profile image60
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    You think appointing a bioterrorism expert is going to halt bioterrorism?  You do realize how easy it would be for anyone to start a pandemic (especially suicide bombers) if they have the appropriate virus, right?  An expert isn't going to stop that.

    Bush left us vulnerable to planes...

    Obama > Bush.

    P.S.  Independent Turner?  Your actions argue differently.  When was the last time you voted for a democrat?

  18. ledefensetech profile image82
    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago

    Never if he was smart.  The Dems are controlled by Communists and the Republicans are controlled by fascists.  Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

    1. Pr0metheus profile image60
      Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's what I've said for a long time.  I tend to side left, but I acknowledge that the best country is run from the center... good balance of both.

      1. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Right, like me.  I should run the country smile

        1. Pr0metheus profile image60
          Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You should run for president, haha.

          1. TimTurner profile image80
            TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I have your vote, right? smile

            1. Pr0metheus profile image60
              Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              If you're running against McCain/Palin.... any day.

              1. TimTurner profile image80
                TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Hahaha....Ok, I have 3 years to prepare...more like 2 to get my name out there.

                Palin is definitely going to run, I bet.

                1. Pr0metheus profile image60
                  Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I fricking hope not...

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                    A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Why, does a strong woman make you nervous?

      2. ledefensetech profile image82
        ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The best country is one that is run without interference from the political class.  A choice between communism and fascism isn't a choice at all.

        1. glendoncaba profile image81
          glendoncabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          These choices are fictitious in the post-modern world.  But alas we cant dispense with politics.  Aristotle had some interesting observations on the middle way.

          1. ledefensetech profile image82
            ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            More and more I'm starting to see the stirrings of a movement against the forces of "post-moderninsm".  It's a few decades overdue, but better late than never.

  19. frans240 profile image61
    frans240posted 7 years ago

    Hey I am just a Dutch man living in Texas... seems to me it is true what people in europe think about most americans... hehehe

    No seriously (mmm) ...

    If people still think and believe the Alice in Wonderland story of elections and that "WE the people" still have a saying in politics.. maybe you should think again...

    Let me drop this question and see WHO can answer this by doing some good research first !!

    - Are most countries(and government bodies) in this world CORPORATIONS????

    (tip.. the employees of a corporation do NOT get to elect the CEO of the corporation!!!)

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very astute! But what makes you think some Americans are unaware of this concept?

    2. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is such old news. And what is one little man suppose to do against the force of history. The global nation is going to happen regardless of what President we have in the White House.
      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid … 1915638412

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL. The 'what' now?

        1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image74
          JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          What do you mean by 'What' here?
          Jyoti Kothari

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think he means the global nation comment.

            1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image74
              JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hi Texan,

              This is the era of globalization. Most of the state nations are under the big umbrella of WTO. No one can stay alone without loosing a lot.

              America is the most powerful country (In terms of Military), biggest consumer and highest GDP.

              President America can not stay aloof from matters of overseas. Former Presidents paved the path by poking nose unnecessarily in overseas matters.

              yes, America can not live alone without interfering in international matters but it has to discern where to go and where not to.

              This will be in the best interest of the American citizens and America.

              Thanks,
              Jyoti Kothari

              1. tksensei profile image60
                tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                The WTO is a "global nation" now?

                1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image74
                  JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Similar to.

                  Thanks,
                  Jyoti Kothari

                  1. tksensei profile image60
                    tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    With all due respect, not even close.

  20. bgpappa profile image86
    bgpappaposted 7 years ago

    I find it odd that Republicans complain about Obama's record on terrorism when there hasn't been an attack under his command for the first ten months, a feat George Bush couldn't accomplish

    1. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If Bill Clinton had done his job , we would not be talking about this . He had Osama In the crosshairs and did not pull the trigger !

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      Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Best guess is there hasn't yet been a terrorist attack on U.S. soil thus far on Obama's watch because the Terror Types are still in shock.  You know, figure it couldn't be THIS easy, gotta be a trap....

      Unfortunately, the cheese always draws the rats sooner or later, whether they wiggle their nose whiskers suspiciously first or not.

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Uh, we weren't at war when we were attacked. 9/11 had nothing to do with who was in office at the time.

  21. mcbean profile image83
    mcbeanposted 7 years ago

    All this talk about Obama and terrorist attacks on US soil.

    Didn't something known as 9/11 happen under the Republican watch?

    If there is an attack, then what - do you score the Democratic death toll vs. the Republican?

    You do terrorists a favor by living in fear and continually bringing up these things.

    Vigilance is required but freedom defeats terror. So be free and get on with your lives.

 
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