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The Failure Of Barack Obama's Presidency

Updated on March 25, 2017
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President Barack Obama

Failures Within Obama's Presidency Cost Him Support

Don’t let the title fool you.

Barack Obama’s presidency was far from a failure but there were failures in it.

The biggest failure of Barack Obama’s presidency was his reluctance or his inability to see the need to tout his successes during his time in office.

Contrary to the Republican Party’s spin, President Obama accomplished many things that benefited this country and retrieved it from the depths of a recession that teetered as close to a depression as it could without falling into one.

Those on the right would have you to believe that the bailout of the auto industry was an unnecessary waste of money when in actuality if the auto makers had been left to their own devices they would have collapsed into bankruptcy plunging the country down the deep financial spiral with them while crushing the economy in the process.

President Obama did not tell his success story but instead allowed the Republican spin machine to define the perimeters of his biography and that was a big mistake.

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Spinning Out Of Control

The old saying that “if you tell a lie long enough people start believing it is the truth” is very true in this instance.

Republicans have been saying for eight-plus years that the policies of Barack Obama made the economy worse.

Not true.

When Barack Obama took office America was losing more than 700,000 jobs each month from the job market.

For almost 7 years we have been adding an average of nearly 250,000 jobs each month.

Sound worse to you?

Although there is a need to add closer to 300,000 jobs each month, adding jobs is certainly better than losing jobs but to listen to Republicans you would think we were still losing them.

Barack Obama did not do a good job of reminding Americans what the actual job numbers were.

A failure on his part.

Americans have short term memories as was evidenced by the 2010 mid-term elections in which Republicans were put back in charge of the House of Representatives.

And we have seen how that has turned out.

Obstructionism ruled the day and the government has been in gridlock for the last seven years.

Another major accomplishment of President Obama’s presidency was the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Bin Laden had been on the run from United States military forces since the 2001 attacks on New York City and Washington D.C.

He had eluded America’s search for him for nearly a decade until his death at the hands of special forces units assigned to capture or kill him.

This feat was achieved on President Obama’s watch but with little mention of it even in the light of the Republican Party’s attacks on his foreign policy decisions.

Republicans were again allowed to shape the discussion around their own talking points while leaving out the facts of the Obama administration’s foreign policy success.

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Shine The Light

Barack Obama ran a good presidential campaign in 2008 and again in 2012 but his public relations campaign during his presidency was lacking.

President Obama needed to realize that telling the story of his accomplishments would not have been bragging or boasting but simply relating the facts in an effort to dispel the lies.

The big mistake made by the president was that he assumed that the American public would notice what he had done not realizing, sorry to say, that a large segment of the population wasn’t even paying attention to what was going on.

In an interview on one of the major networks shortly after the 2010 mid-term elections President Obama himself admitted that he took some things for granted when he assumed the office of president.

He admitted that he did not promote his health care reform as he should have and that leaving that task to his fellow Democrats was a mistake.

But still his realization did not translate to other areas where he could have done a better job of publishing his policies.

President Obama’s problem was that he was a humble man who was not about self-promotion but what he needed to understand was if he did not shape the story of his deeds others would.

And they wouldn’t be doing it in a positive fashion.

Did President Obama do a good job of highlighting his accomplishments?

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    • Wizard Of Whimsy profile image

      Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City

      President Obama has done a lousy job of promoting his policies, but the Neo-Republicans have done a marvelous job of promoting their fallacies !

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      Davesworld 4 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      Obama has done a fantastic job of promoting his policies. The problem is that his policies all suck.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      The quality of jobs that were lost have not been replaced. A job at McDonalds, Walmart, Target or Home Depot is not the same as a job that can be called a living.

      As for the OBL killing, Obama has jeopardized the intelligence community by releasing the information on it real time. He jeopardized the assets that brought the information about OBL, and he jeopardize the Seal Team by making them go to Washington DC to get honored. Their whole existence was reported including code names and strategy.

      Also, the Seals didn't was helmet cams to show what actually went on in the raid, the people that watched the raid were watching the camera from a drone circling overhead.

      So this leads to conspiracy theories whether OBL was really killed or taken alive. Secondly, it was very costly in money and stealth equipment losing the stealth helicopter.

      It also gives a slap in the face for the intelligence and military who have been working trying to find OBL by Obama taking credit for it.

      Obama's bailout of GM is a bust, and it is possible that they might be bankrupt. At current GM stock price of $21.50 a share, that is a ten and a half billion dollar loss.

      The healthcare bill was an action, but it is hardly an accomplishment. And the time, money and resources that were wasted could have been directed to the Economy, Jobs, Housing and reigning in the bailed out financial industry. In his first two years, Obama had a democratic controlled congress, and he didn't properly use it to solved the critical issues of the country. These issues were the reason he got elected, because he said he could fix the problems he blamed Bush for creating.

      Obama is not a humble man, and he has provided no real accomplishments either as senator or as president.

      Where did you get all this disinformation about president Obama?

      Have you looked at the condition of the country today? There is a real possibility of a double recession on the near horizon.

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I think he's been wonderful for America. He's a Humanitarian president, and we haven't had one of those in a long time.

      He dares to speak for those whom the Romney's of the world have shine their shoes.

      He dares to confront religion and puts we women ahead of that big wall of patriarchy----(who don't pay taxes, why don't they just be silent on gvt issues!)

      And he has some great ideas, that haven't gotten off the ground due to the GOP cry-baby club.

      There's a lot I wish he would do....but guess what? I have no clue about what goes on in the "City of Satan", as McCain calls it.

      I think anyone trying to break the stranglehold of rot has a long, hard, intricate road to hoe.

      At least he's trying. At least he isn't high-fiving the utter lack of concern for anyone under a 6 figure income, like SOME.

      And best of all, his presidency has given something to my grandson--a mixed-race kid, raised by his gramma (me) for 12 yrs of his life....greater than gold.

      He says: "I can be president." That wasn't the case in my day. It is now.

      FORWARD people! Never back!

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      QUIZ2012 4 years ago

      He is a true man of reason. Something that you don't find in the realm of politics. The problems isn't Obama or Romney; when the AMERICAN people of all backgrounds and nationalities learn to stand and be more self-reliant then there will be no need to point figures and blame governmental mishaps.

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      Tony Daniels 4 years ago from Toledo, Ohio

      ib radmaster you are obviously a diehard Republican hate monger with a fixation on fantasy rather than reality. Goerge Bush and his compadres had seven years to capture Bin Laden and came up empty handed. Try looking at the facts instead of living in the lies. I only approved your comment to show fairness with an opposing view but your comments are borderline nonesense. Read a newspaper.

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      Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City

      What? Read a paper? Ah common, do I have to?

      I 'd much rather believe my narrative and stay comfortable within this delusional shell of unconsciousness!

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      Tony Daniels 4 years ago from Toledo, Ohio

      Amen Wizard. People who only watch Fox News have a distorted view of reality.

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Looking back on it, you can really see the damage Fox and Hate-Talk radio have done. They don't talk, they sneer. And there is a study out that proves this kind of propaganda makes people more predjudiced and bigoted. And who owns Fox? Not even an American!~Premier Radio is owned by Bain. Cigarettes, fetus incinerating, gambling, spy-tech....Bain does it all.

      But it's ok, because it makes money. Or should I say he makes money? She makes money? He/she makes money????

      Nah, I prefer IT.

      "Lorelie and Bain Capital, I now pronounce you man and wife."


      "Fascist, drug addict drug warrior Rush Limbaugh: Thanks 4 bullsh*t like "tree-hugger" & "Femi-Nazi." Thanks 4 harshly dividing Americans!"

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      Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City

      There may be hope on the horizon with a younger Murdoch . . .

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      She can never undo the damage it's done. Championing torture, and calling people anti-American for not agreeing. Calling Barack Obama anti-American Hannity that Kreep, and Ollie North, the Felon. Calling Obama anti-American. And Coulter saying liberals are god-less. Saying We hate America. They do not deserve a chance at redemption, imo. They deserve to live with what they've done.

      Tiller the baby Killer

      Tiller the baby Killer

      Tiller the baby Killer: Boom! dead on the floor. Dad and grandpa.....dead.

      Hateful people. "hate sells" Sell it to the Devil.

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      Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City

      She doesn't seem to have been involved in any of those shenanigans—dumb white men with testosterone—the reason the world is in a mess!

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      Tony Dan

      Your emotional outburst is incorrect and non responsive.

      BTW, we are not talking about Bush, your hub eluded to the topic of Obama's accomplishment which Obama has a dearth of them.

      This is your hub but your factless tirade doesn't supply any compelling arguments.

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      Wil C 4 years ago from United States of America

      Let's put this in simple terms. The current administration has failed to address the deficit, entitlement reform, the cost of health care and the outsourcing of our jobs. If the status quo continues we can be rest assured that the corporations will withhold all the capital and will continue to hold it in reserves till someone who is more amicable comes along and provides a system that allows for a higher profit margin. Profits equal jobs. It's really that simple. Take from that what you will.

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Obama is NOT the status qou. Profits do NOT equal jobs, nor do tax cuts. imoo

      In fact, cutting jobs gains profit, which is what those people(corporations) do.

      Cutting taxes makes rich rich people(corporations), not jobs.

      For, "if cutting taxes created jobs, we would have full employment" and "rich have 32 trillion stashed away. There's your missing economy"

      They took the money and ran! They did not invest it in America, but in Swiss and Cayman banks *cough* Romney *cough*

      All of Obama ideas would work. Too bad he can't get them past the waa waa House of Reps.

      And too bad when he had all branches, there still exists this little thing called Filibuster.

      He only got ACA through due to Pelosi--"you go girl!" and that little exception all presidents can use once. Bush used it to for tax cuts, Obama used it for Healthcare.

      40% of deficit: gone with expiring tax cuts on wealthy. Obama 's proposal.

      Cut 7-- bil of waste from medicare--put it BACK into care!

      Wants to give tax cuts to businesses who bring jobs home.

      Done, done and done.

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California


      Why do you talk in riddles?

      The country is facing a double recession, and why is that?

      Stop blaming Bush, and move on.

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      Tony Daniels 4 years ago from Toledo, Ohio

      Apparently getting too hot for radmaster. The truth always turns up the heat. Someone is responsible for the mess Obama inherited and it wasn't Clinton. Guess who?

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      mike 4 years ago from England

      Obama was chosen to appease the Amercan people after the rape by wall street over the Bush years. I believe he had a genuine will to get your country back on it's feet, but his hands are tied. Look at his forced right wing appointments in Health and law enforcement. His Middle East policy is obviously not his own. His whole demenour is that of a broken Man

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      Wizard Of Whimsy 4 years ago from The Sapphire City

      The Republican agenda didn't help . . .

      Defeat EVERY Obama effort

      Deregulate Oil & Big Business

      Regulate Women

      Scapegoat Gays and The Poor

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      It IS Bush! To coin a phrase: "It's the policies, stupid." (NO-I am not calling anyone stupid, before anyone reports reports reports!!!)

      CBO: Allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire on the wealthy = $950 billion deficit reduction

      And let's not forget the 32 billion stashed in foreign banks. We don't HAVE a deficit problem! We have a GREED problem.

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      Wil C 4 years ago from United States of America

      Lovemychris, I am simply stating what is happening. Jobs are still no where to be seen. Outsourcing is still not being addressed with policy. The deficit is out of control. Real healthcare reform would address the cost of health care. Entitlement reform would deal with how little is actually paid in versus what is paid out, especially with the graying of the nation. So lets put this in the simplest terms possible. If you continue to make it difficult for the wealthy to invest and turn a good profit, they will not invest. If you give them an environment that appears lucrative, they might.

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      You cannot fix a broken leg with mumbo-jumbo.

      It takes actual work and healing.

      What is going on is DUE to the policies the rich people (corporations) in this country-- with help from the Money-policy gvt (R and Blue Dog Dem) gvt have laid on us.

      The wealthy have been given the world here in America, and they don't give a hoot for it!

      Make it lucrative??? They pay 13.9% tax on 45 mil!! What more do you want?

      They have had 9 years of tax cuts, de-regs, please please please mommy, don't leave. And guess what kid, they left.

      Personally, I don't WANT them here! Go to Switzerland or Cayman islands and live with your money!

      We need people here who care about their fellow human beings on this earth. ALL beings for that matter. There are a multitude of places in the world that cater to rich people and all their needs. Heck, Dubai is tax free!! Masters and servants.

      America is to be a place that will form a more perfect union, not a feudal middle ages redux.

      And that goes for religion too. Keep it in your personal life where it belongs. That's another middle age policy we can let go of.....HELLO! It's 2012.

      I don't want to hear it anymore. Profit is not King in America.

      Liberty and Justice for all is.

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      Tony Daniels 4 years ago from Toledo, Ohio

      Wil C we can't afford "might". This is what wealthy individuals have been doing for years. Teasing the American people then drawing back their resources. We need commitment not wishful thinking.

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      Sanxuary 2 years ago

      I find it insane that anyone would believe that Obama had anything to do with the recession. Him and every other politician prior to his election created that ship wreck and did nothing to prevent it. Obama care a false name was approved before he was elected and took quite a few Republicans to pass at the time. This Congress has done everything to prevent anything from passing and the answer is to elect more Republicans. I think people vote the opposite of the party that is President at the given time and have no clue who to blame. Dissatisfied vote for the other party and be dissatisfied again in a few more years. In two years the deficit will hit its limit then what are they going to do? Increase the deficit again or make the really hard decisions such as No more tax cuts, no more loop holes and have big Corporations actually pay taxes. If you appeal so called Obama Care what are they going to do with all that money they have forced everyone to pay? There big agenda is Obama Care, Benghazi and the Key Stone pipeline. We have an oil glut, low fuel prices and global warming. Why would we need tar sand the dirtiest form of oil recovery in the World, which is the reason for the pipeline in America? The issue is not the pipeline, its the fact the that once it crosses your front yard they could careless what happens to you. Benghazi is old news and is a ruse against Hillary and it holds no water. They are all up in arms about the IRS but the NSA is recording all their phone calls and that's not a problem. I can definitely see why only 33 percent of the population bothers to vote. The once already voting are so dumb that they do not want to be anything like them. No actual representation, the topics of the day are so far removed from most of us and meaningless that playing them daily on television is a complete waste of everyone's time. The one only thing proven is that this country is racist and your top leaders are the biggest racist and that was their number one reason to keep Obama from passing any legislation. I am ashamed of my country and have no faith that it will be anything better tomorrow. The rich will stay rich and will only get richer and the dumb voters will keep claiming the other party will fix it.

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well--you're right about their skeesy agenda....1st demands of Obama: pass Keystone Pipeline, and repeal Obamacare... honest to god--these"people" think the president is irrelevant!!

      For 8 years, we had their crud shoved down our throats. Then for the next six, they obstructed what we voted for. Now they are back in shoving mode, as if no one else in the world existed.

      Put Bensene in water supply, and make sure cancer patients can't get treatment. Great purpose for gvt.....NOT....I'm with you...I am ashamed to see this Demon Spawn sit in positions of power.

      And they are back to the same old tricks....anyone who believes they will work with THE PRSIDENT FOR GODS SAKES.....I'll sell you Christie's bridge.

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      Sanxuary 2 years ago

      I am not Democratic or Republican. but if people are to uninformed and lack any common sense to vote for obvious change in a positive way. A third party would make them worst then dumb. These people got paid to do nothing for 8 years and they think they are important. They could disappear and we would not notice a difference. The American voter is the last thing that could ever represent them. Since they do not represent the voters, why the hell are we even bothering to vote any way?

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Because when you don't vote, those who do set the agenda--altho it didn't happen for Obama.....TeaBaggers blocked governing for his whole term.....maybe you are right. Seems no matter who wins: RW controls it all.

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well, of course not. We learned that when Bush wh had numerous warnings about planes flying into buildings......SO WHAT.

      Not relevant to it happening. they said.

      Plus, they said previous adm had nothing to do w Obama's fault, regardless of what happened before he got there.

      Can't have it all ways!

      Quick to give him blame.....refuse to give him credit.

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      jeff61b 23 months ago

      The fact that Obama is so reluctant to brag up his successes is why so many people rise to his defense and do it for him. No, he's not the Messiah. No we don't worship him. We just think he is a very successful, competent, and smart president who inherited a worse situation than any other president since FDR.

      And somehow, despite Republicans working against him at every turn, he has managed to make things better in every possible way. We are safer, healthier, employment is up, the economy is expanding, we have fewer soldiers, sailors and airmen in harms way, and we have regained the respect we lost in the international community during the Bush years.

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      Nicholas Rios 23 months ago

      Obama is good for a modern America CEO. Republicans are off the deep end. That's a given. However, these numbers are only loosely related to Washington policy. The economy has its own complicated story that directly impacts these indicators.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 23 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      What the GOP has done to their own party is disgusting. It's kind of amusing they never saw the end result of their pandering to Charles and David Koch, Adelson or Rove until its too late.

      Now, Fox News linked to owner Rupert Murdoch, an ultra conservative, is allowing the Koch boys to choose from the Fox polls which GOP candidate will be acceptable for the GOP debates.

      This, of course, has every GOP candidate who has already declared up in arms or sidling up to the Koch billions. This is government "of the people, for the people, BY the people?'

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      James Trentadue 22 months ago from Madison, WI.

      Anybody can be good when you rewrite history . If you calculate the same way as Bush was calculated unemployment would be 11%. Deficit has doubled from the beginning of his presidency to the projected end. (THATS ALL PRESIDENTS COMBINED -DOUBLED IN ONE PRESIDENCY! ). American Prestige has been taken from us, as we lose our sovereignty, bowing to the world's authority. Bad has become good- good has become bad.

      Just look at the arrogant falsities in some of these statements above. People accept the narrative for truth as they deceive the unthinking masses while the folks are caught up in the materialistic pleasures the world has to offer.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 22 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      There was no rewriting history when it comes to the Bush failure and unemployment. Your own US Dept. of Labor warned in 2003 of a loss of jobs in the US due to outsourcing, offshoring and downsizing. By 2008, the DOL report showed 8 million Americans were out of work. What reason would Bush have to try and deny what Americans knew were facts?

      First of all, anyone who distorts facts and says that Obama's presidency is a failure has a very convenient memory. The Financial Meltdown occurred in Sept. 2008. It was in every paper and media source in the country. The mortgaging flim flam began in 2002 and by 2008, saw over 2 million foreclosures and by 2008, taxpayers bailing out the Big 6 US banks...with TARP. Troubled Assets Relief Program is what Bush called it then...but it was another GOP Gestapo scam to empty the US treasury and hand it to Big Business as the GOP is so famous for doing since Harding was in office.

      The arrogance of the anti-Obama slugs can easily be portrayed in a more realistic light. What if President Obama ignored the fact that TARP was not doing a whit of good and had to create ARRA which brought not only the US economy back on its feet but with interest. TARP still has 2 corporations who have yet to fully pay off their TARP bailouts. ARRA was paid with in 18 months with interest.

      Perhaps, conservatives know they are losers who are basically math challenged when it comes to spending on Halliburton and Blackwater for Iraq...a $6 trillion war we didn't need but Cheney's Halliburton did in order for Cheney to pay back those campaign donations of Halliburton.

      There is NO need to rewrite the history of President Obama. Since Mitch McConnell, in March 2009, declared, "We wil GET RID of Obama," the GOP Gestapos have sought to override this president any low slimeball way they can.

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      James Trentadue 22 months ago from Madison, WI.

      First off, I am not a Republican, nor a Bush backer. He wasn't my first choice. Second, although I wasn't totally behind him, but I have to give him credit for his fiscal policies-

      Until the Housing/Banking crash of September 2008. (The end of his presidency). The problem he had was not vetoing the Democrats bills and governing the way he did in Texas. It showed no intuition or foresight into the economic blunders this would cause. Although HUD has plundered for many years it came to a head in 2008 causing the market to crash. But, my point is that it was the Housing Bill put forth by the Democrats that caused the problem.

      The economy had survived, 9/11, Katrina, the gulf oil spill, the Clinton downturn at the end of his presidency, and the Iraq Aphganistan wars. The crash of 2008 took the economy in a different direction, but Dems had both houses and the presidency.

      It should have recovered in two years.

      Reagan did it in two years with a hostile congress. We still haven't seen a legitamate turnaround - the blame keeps rolling along with this false narrative.

      These are indisputable facts.

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      Roxanne Cochran 18 months ago

      Obama is buy far the worst president in our history he has record unemployment record people on food stamps health care is a mess the world thinks we are a joke. The race card is out of control he has lied about almost everything he is a joke i use to be a dem NO MORE

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 18 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      Roxanne...Wrong. From 2004 to 2008, the US Dept. of Labor recorded a loss of 8 million jobs. As for people on food stamps, check again which states have the highest records of welfare and food stamps...all except one, Maine are Republican states.

      The race card is out of bigots who have yet to leave the Plantation mentalities behind. These are the white sharecroppers who still believe their GOP poltiicians, hate any changes to their way of living since the Plantation days and refuse to pay their own way.

      The cost of my healthcare insurance rose in direction proportion to the rise in the number of Republican states who allow their reisdents to use ERS like a doctor's office and then dump the cost of YOUR healthcare on my premiums.

      So, tell does a Harvard MBA like Bush miss the Sept. 2008 Financial Meltdown and 8 million out of work in the 8th year of his presidency.

      Women like you think an MRS degree is validation of your gender and are so financially dependent that you automatically assume having to pay for your own healthcare insurance is bad. Your post is just more right wing rabid bigotry. When Cory Booker becomes president, will you complain about his skin color too? Or do you Dixie Belles and Corn Pone Queens all mouth Big Daddy's words?

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      James Trentadue 18 months ago from Madison, WI.

      Way to try to rewrite history!

      Leave it to the mind numb robots you lead. The plantation is the Democratic Party. If you knew history you would know that. But it is hard to argue with someone that distorts the facts.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 18 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      Ever notice how it's always the Corn Pone Kings and Queens and the Mutton Chops and Dixie Belles who hate this president and can't find a single thing he has done right?

      Ever notice how THEY rewrite Bush's history? Bush's Daddy's history? Reagan's history? Nixon's history? for that matter Hoover's history?

      They can't admit what is as plain to the rest of us ...they are bigots and basically the US's biggest freeloaders. Scott Walker? The Wisconsin Cheese Doodle? The Arkansas Benghazi Obsessor Trey Gowdy? And how about that other Middle Aged Twerpie Generation Tea Party Thug "Paul I Think Speak of the House Means I'm President Ryan?"

      Add the nut freaks of the right to this mix and you see why they HAVE to slash and burn, sequester, shut down government...How else can they get the biggest bang for the $1 their mutton chops and corn pone states get? Check the last GAO report...every southern and midwestern state gets a return of $1.35 to $1.87 for the $1 they pay in federal taxes.

      Compare that to the Dem states that get an average of 55 cents for every dollar we pay. Who's supporting whom here? But, they are the first to hate idea they have to get real jobs...not the ones in Big Oil they work at part time at barely above minimum wages or their Walmartian jobs that force them to eat up welfare tax dollars.

      Which, by the way, Corn Pones and Mutton chops, do explain why, if your regressive states are getting so much for the $1 you pay in taxes YOUR states rank highest in welfare recipients and people on SSDI.

      President Obama has saved your butts from the disaster your little Bushie and Herr Cheney got us into...$350 billion in profit for Iraq for Halliburton, Former CEO Cheney's favorite no bid contractor.

      Not to mention we are still paying off those debts for Iraq that cost us $6.7 trillion..How's that for history?

      As for Scott Walker Chief Cheese Doodle in Wisconsin...he's no prize. Without massive federal tax dollars to support him, the WI cheese doodles would end up like they did back in the in tents.

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      DebHanes 16 months ago

      his biggest failure is that he is and out and out LIAR.. there can be no successes after that!

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 16 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      DebHanes...We have all had just about enough of YOUR lies. bin Laden is dead, the economy isn't in the toilet as it was from 2004 to 2008 and jobs are gaining according to the Wall Street Journal.

      You know why you lazy Corn Pone Queens and Dixie Belles hate this president...he is smart than your Mutton Chops and Corn Pone King Big Daddies. He's smarter than you can ever be.

      YOur post just shows how stupid and moronic right wingers really are. When Bush left office 8 million people were jobless. Right now, the national debt is lower than it was when Reagan was president.

      So do tell us Debbie Belle Corn Pone ...what can you prove in a court of law that President Obama lied about that we CAN prove in a court of law Bush lied about for 8 years?

      Are your pants on fire tootsie...that figures.

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      James King 32 16 months ago

      If sowing discord among the nation was Obama's priority then he certainly is not a failure. Black lives matter is a racist group bent on taking down the American civilization.( They aren't the only group in this mind set, like "Underground Weatherman", Communism, Black Panthers, White Supremacists, KKK, Nazi, ET.) That is what a community organizer does. He promotes discord upon the state and uses the power for that groups purpose. If the group is ordained by God (like MLK) there is unity, if not discord.

      Martian Luther King would never agree to this type of rhetoric and action. If Americans can't come together and solve these problems we will not be America any more. All left to do is bend over and kiss it good bye!

      If people want to find unity in this country they have to realize that it can only come from what MLK stood for: peace, honesty, understanding, goodness, self control, and faith that we can forgive and move forward.

      The problem is that "the powers that were", were paid off by the sowers of discord to lead a people from slavery, to segregation, to the social injustice of welfare.

      Now we see the seed flowering. The SCLC has melted into the background. The SCLC instead of taking up the mantle of MLK let anger deconstruct the peaceful integration the good doctor was seeking.

      Let me say that the SCLC is NOT the problem. Given the same circumstances I might have done the same thing. Without the MLK courage times were tough. I am sure that is why an enemy of a peaceful America took him down.

      The destruction is coming from both political parties and the taking down of America is the goal. So rather than sharing in the prosperity, safety and goodness of this great nation, we tear at each other like a family being raised in the Ghetto. The politics of Obama (not he himself) is the politics that tear us apart at the heart. The Republicans aren't much better. We have to decide: are we going to save the Republic, or are we going to melt off into the rest of the worlds tyrannical ideology thru either dictatorship or mob rule democracy. It is truly up to us as Americans.

      Vote DR. Ben

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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      There is no "us" as Americans. There's us and them. This should be clear after the Republicans refused to respect our vote, nullified it, and ruined everything.

      There are Republicans, who won't do anything unless they approve, and there is the rest of us.

      There is no coming together, never will be, and the best we can do is dissolve the 50 states, and split as 25/25.

      North States of America and South states of America...something like that.

      Or, just have every state as its own individual entity...

      I don't know. I only know the Right and Left will never get along, and its beyond done fighting! We are wasting precious time.

      If they refuse to accept the decision of the electorate.....what is the point?

      Just get away from each other and be done with it.

      I certainly am not going to bend to their fanciful, ridiculous will.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 16 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      Actually, the more Republican politicians defy federal laws and refuse to acknowledge their obligation to the federal government, the closer they grow to sedition.

      The Republicans, right wing, anarchists and neocons know that the longer they keep all Americans divided, their "Divide and CONQUER" quest is still very much a possibility.

      That is, until the states paying the most to support freeloader Republican states realize we are tapped out and refuse to be a part of their Plantation Nation.

      Their idea is to oppress their "enemies" with slash and burn tactics they think keeps everyone under their control. They operate on the "Force is with You" premise. They will force and everyone will just bow down to their whims of mindlessness. So they think.

      There is one court fools always forget. It's the court of public opinion. It has brought down men like Nixon, Reagan and both Bush presidents, not to mention the repulsive Cheney and by association Nanny Rice and Rumsfeld. None of whom dare set foot outside the US these days.

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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well, I for one refuse right now. I have HAD IT. Suffering though Bush 1,2 and 3....Reagan....watching them spend 8 years and umpteen million dollars to go after Clinton, then nullifying our votes on Obama because they lost! AS IF we ENJOYED all those Republican years.....we didn't. We accepted it.

      Then promising JOBS JOBS JOBS to get elected, it became anti-Abortion, anti-Voting, anti-Gay rights.

      Then, of course, the futile attempt to get these deadly weapons on a way on that one.

      I am so sick of them, I want to PUKE.

      and now.....they own House for decade to come....own Senate...own Supreme Court.....own media.....and with CISA, will soon own Internet.

      Get false Idol Trump in there and watch us fall.

      I'd rather we split up now, so we can avoid the repeat of history over and over and over and over again!

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      Debhanes 16 months ago

      See a lot of Obama worshippers and fools...we shall just see how good we are doing. Obama is traitor to America whether you like it or not..sorry folks.

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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh I so wise. You have your opinion. Unfortunately for you: so does everyone else. Whether you like it or not. Lucky for get to have yours without being called an America Hater. Your welcome.

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      JAMES King 32 16 months ago

      Talk about not following the LAW! Can anyone say Executive Order run contrary to The Separation of Powers Act (contained in the Bill of Rights) or maybe governing against the will of the American people. This president has used deception, fraud, and the willingness of people who hate this country to undermine the country and further his anti American, anti Christian agenda.

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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Bwahahaaaa. Bush had more eo's than Obama, and so did others. Its well within his realm. Know how i know? Il Duce says hell erase them all! One fell swoop. Nullifying every American who voted for Obama. Talk about hating this voters are this country!

      And id be careful about talk of undermining...that is a real serious issue, of 47 members of US government actively undermining OUR president for a foreign leader.


      Gitmo awaits. They can play Peaknuckle w Bush and Cheney.

      Condi will have to make her own friends on the womens side.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 16 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      This president is THE President. Time for all good little Confederates to get over it. You lost the Civil War and with it your right to keep free slave labor. Boo hoo...As for this president undermining this country. Really King? And when Bush invited a Saudi Prince to his Crawford Barbecue...that wasn't undermining this country? If you have to lie, you must be a right wing "ignernt." If you have make up one lie after another, you must be a pathological obsessed control freak who wants this to be a Plantation Nation. Awww...don't y'all jes feel so sorrah for dose backwattah Confederates still flying dere Stahs and Bahs? Still wishing for dem good ole days when de good ole boys was able to sit round de verandah all day and watch the slaves work for free? Get over it King...Your long range hatred of this president is a sickening indictment of a mental condition.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 16 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      What I see today are people who live so far in the past, they still fly a Confederate Flag that even their revered St. Robert E. Lee demanded be retired and placed in a museum. He also demanded that NO rebel attend his funeral in Confederate uniform. This is documented in several bios by well known Civil War historians. But, the Confederates who still think they won the Civil War, still hate that they can dump their dirty work on free slave labor and can't enjoy a Plantation Nation cannot accept that this is 2016. Not 1850.

      What these sharecropper mentalities can't stand is that they now have to work at all. It was so much easier when Big Daddy Plantation Owner handed them a scrap of land and they could beat daylights into plantation slaves. DogPatch Lil Abners and Daisy Maes don't like to work for a living.

      And, just as they depended on the Yankees who beat them senseless in the Civil War, they still depend on Yankee tax dollars to keep them from having to get out of bed before noon or earn a living wage. So now we have a nation of Rebel Walmartians. People who hate any changes to their lives particularly when it means working as hard as Yankees do every day.

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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      All they do is run-down America...and work against her for payouts.

      Big fat treasonous bums!

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 16 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      The harsh reality that some narrow minds simply cannot mentally process is that as they state, Obama is a failure...What then do they accord Bush '41 and Bush '43 as their "success?"

      In hateful, envious minds, a man like President Obama represents everything they will never be intelligent, focused, accomplished and goal oriented. When you have nothing to offer the world and you are the only world you live in, jealousy of success in others is a given.

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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes, and I say we should dissolve the Union before we once again have a 4-Fecta. I DO NOT want to pay for another Zio war, nor do I want our kids dying and being wounded anymore. I don't want my daughter's reproductive choices taken away, and I don't want guns in every public orifice!

      Call it a failed attempt. We gave it the ole colleges try...but it's not now nor ever going to work.


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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 16 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      Perhaps, some very jaded, disgruntled Americans need to recall that men died for democracy. Men in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI, WWII and Viet Nam. Do we tell these men it was all foolishness?

      Democracy is freedom. It is not a failed attempt at anything but equality for all. What you have now are mindsets that want to control others. That never works as German, French, Spanish, British, Russian and Italian history have shown.

      Those who seek the most control are always always always toppled by their own egos.

      The US has always tried to steer a straight path. Those who didn't ended up paying the price of their misguided ideologies and corruption.

      We cannot just dissolve the Union...what would it be replaced with? Anarchists taking over the streets with Mraps and armed like Rambo?

      Nothing savors freedom like democracy. There are times in life when you have to fight the good battle for those things we all hold dearest: our freedom. Anything less is cowardice.

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      JAMES King 32 16 months ago

      Well I guess to suffer fools would be a foolish task, so you who stew, stew in your own juices and deception which is so deep you cannot see.

      Your world is small. So is your minds eye view, if you dont observe with an objective clear point of reason no need to argue- or suffer a fool.

      We gone.

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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      How many times do you have to fight the same battle?

      Here we are 2016, once again ruled by racists bigots who think women belong under their religious thumb.

      They do own everything, and now with CISA, they will own internet, too.

      Everything they say is a lie, but people believe it, and think Trump is the answer!

      They have guns, i dont. What am i fighting with, my mouth?

      They cant even stand to let opposition have a voice! In case you dont know, ive been fighting from the margins for a long time.

      Im neither disgruntled, nor coward.

      Ive lost faith in American people. Those who want to control everything are winning the race, and the true blue patriots cant act unless public is with them.

      Ill just say this, if you want to know who rules you, ask yourself what is it you may not speak.

      As long as i see the lies with stranglehold on minds, the only thing to do is get away from it.

      Go back to Union and Confederacy would be fine w me.

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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Case in point....the Right Wingers are now acting shocked that we would make a big deal about Cruz being born in Canada.....after 9 years of them saying Obama is not the real president because he was born in Kenya. Lead by Ted Cruz! The real "suddenly" is that suddenly it doesnt matter.

      This is irrational behavior. Just as claiming guns dont kill people, and hence need no regulating. It is impossible to reason with irrationality. It is impossible to compromise with "my way or the highway", which has become right wing mantra.

      Im in twilight of life, have daughters in prime, and grandsons just tasting the fruit.

      It is insane to keep fighting simply to live. Those with strong beliefs will never give ground. We have seen this, we have proof.

      Unless you are prepared to fight this fight forever, and i for one, am not!

      We should be able to have some sort of referendum.....those states wishing to leave the union should be free to. Just dont expect federal monies.

      And our military should be seperate as well. Tell the truth about why you are fighting and for whom.

      I love this country, but not for what these people represent, and obviously, they feel the same. Have you not noticed we have had 7 years of nullifying our votes?

      Basta...enough. Learn when to say its not working, try something new.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 16 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      And that something new would be what? A bunch of Twerpie Generation attack dogts making their lives easier by destroying what others spent decades paying for?

      The problem today is you have a younger, very foolish YOLO mentality generation of Twerpies. They hate the idea that they have to pay dues in this life in order to earn the rewards of their labors. In fact, they hate the word "work." To them the only work they want to do is "texting" morning, noon and night any time, any where they please.

      If the Kardashian dippies are any example of obscene waste of life, you can see how these Twerpies would manage a government of 350 million plus Americans.

      You've had 7 years of Republican Conservatism imposing mindless austerity on the very working class that makes their lives easier. They have ZERO respect for employees and less respect for the older, wiser, more experienced generations. They want it all and they want it now.

      Sorry, life isn't that easy. You want it? Your get out of bed every day 5 days a week at 5 AM and rush off to your job. You don't text at your job all day long and expect a paycheck. Work ethic is not one of the Twerpie Generation's strong suits.

      If you work hard and keep your focus on your direction, you accomplish your goals. If you whine, moan and groan all day, live in a world of doom and gloom and spread misery, you are your own worst enemy.

      As for control freaks, these are the easiest to take down. They are single minded individual for whom controlling others is an addiction.

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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      No, i told you, states that want to leave can leave. Then, we know only people who like and appreciate US government would be in it.

      And my 21 yr old is nothing like you described. She works hard, and furthermore, has none of the bigoted hang ups of our generation .

      Its really very simple...people who cant abide a shared government can leave and have it 100% their way!

      Buh bye.....dont let door hit ya, etc

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      nicomp really 14 months ago from Ohio, USA

      I love that BHO is still considered humble. As Mark Steyn wrote 7 years ago, Obama is the first president convinced he is too big for the job.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 14 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      Well, let's see...according to bigots like you, he is an "arrogant black man." Mark Steyn? Don't make me laugh. Styen isn't even an American. He's a Canadian..but nice try at hiding that cute little detail. And...Steyn was a chief supporter of another Canadian big time boozer like himself...former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein. You just love those boozers don't you?

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      nicomp really 14 months ago from Ohio, USA

      "Styen isn't even an American."

      You mean 'Steyn' ?

      Stay tuned for my next hub: "A Liberal Called Me a Bigot." Thank you for the continuous stream of topics.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 14 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      He still isn't an American. And, you are a bigot.

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      Yes Dear 14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Here's my next hub:

      "That means you hang upside down in a cave and your $#!+ rolls down your body and into your mouth until you get so full of it you fly here to spit it out."

      I'm thinking of calling it LMC, the Liberal Monkey

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      nicomp really 14 months ago from Ohio, USA

      "He still isn't an American. And, you are a bigot."

      I love Liberals.

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      Yes Dear 14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh nicomp. Have you ever been compared to a dog? Told to leave, everyone hates you? Called lazy, hating america, hating yourself? Leave the country, ill pay?

      Bigot is tame. And all it means is having prejudiced stereotypes towards others. And really--this is true, no? Im a bigiot towards the right wing, for sure.

      And you certainly have no love lost for liberals.

      (And dont be afraid well be accused of trolling again. Have you seen the islamophobia in forums? Anyone who puts up with that can dang well put up with anything.)

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      nicomp really 14 months ago from Ohio, USA

      @Love my, I'm a sensitive person.

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      Yes Dear 14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh my god, being sensitive here? I can see why youre not around much. Have to be hard here. Hard, and ready to take a beating. For what? Breathing! Oh yeah, i forgot, breathing the wrong way.

      May we vote please, to see if nicomp is breathing the right way?

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      nicomp really 14 months ago from Ohio, USA

      @lovemychris, puff puff. I breathe my bestest.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 14 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      Most Americans loathe freeloader conservatives. It's our states that get dumped on by these freeloading lazy butts.

      Take Iowa and Kansas, both states had to shut down schools before the official end of the school year...Why? They ran out of money. Next on their hit list? Hospitals. the math...Each of these states takes in $1.35 or more for the $1 they pay in federal taxes. Where the hell is that money?

      Then, you get MI, a state now expecting the rest of us to help with lead cleanup after their asshat Governor ignored warnings since 2014 about lead in the water. Now, 6 to 12,000 children in that state have been exposed to lead. Why? Well, Governor Asshat thought it was better to get the water from the Flint River which has NO water treatment plant than to pay the extra cost of water from the Detroit River that DOES have a water treatment plant..That's CONservatism for you...make a mess and everyone else has to pay to clean it up.

      Look at what Texas is trying to pull off...the same BS Bush pulled in 2008 when he dumped 50% of the cost of the then 27 year old Exxon Valdez spill fine on taxpayers. Mind you, in that 27 years the CON boys were sucking up huge profits by price gouging at the pump whining how they just HAD to raise gasoline prices to pay for the Valdez fine..which they never paid ONE dime for until Big Oil Bush the Tush Face rigged 2 elections to make sure all of his oil cronies got nice fat tax subsidies.

      Now TX is expecting taxpayers to pay for the BP spill costs? Shove it made those decisions and it is long past time you screw ups stopped freeloading off our tax dollars. But..THAT is the kind of CONservatism men like lovehimselfchris and nincompoop think is such a wonderful ideology..Course they do..they pay nothing and we do all the paying.

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      Yes Dear 14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      You think I'm a conservative man? That's funny! No, I'm a liberal woman who agrees with your assessment of cons.

      That comment about writing a hub calling it lmc the liberal monkey is because those foul things were said about me by rightys. I was just showing nicomp that calling him a bigot is tame compared to the character assassination the cons do.

      Oh no, I've been fighting the tighty rightys since 2006 online.

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      nicomp really 14 months ago from Ohio, USA

      "Each of these states takes in $1.35 or more for the $1 they pay in federal taxes. Where the hell (sic) is that money?"

      I assume you are asking rhetorically : that money was borrowed by Democrats in Congress. It's in the National Debt.

      "Then, you get MI, a state now expecting the rest of us to help with lead cleanup after their asshat (sic) Governor ignored warnings since 2014 about lead in the water"

      Democrat city council in Flint, Democrat Emergency City Manager in Flint, Democrat city council in Detroit who caused the problem by cutting off the water to Flint before the agreed-upon date... and you blame the (Republican) governor. No surprise there.

      "Now TX is expecting taxpayers to pay for the BP spill costs?"

      Completely untrue, but don't let facts get in the way of your opinions.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 14 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      nincomp0op...Wrong. That money was NEVER borrowed by Democrats from Congress. Are you deliberately refusing to accept responsibility for the Bush 8 years of Tea Party slash and burn?

      You can check the stats on how much Republicans receive from the federal taxes we all pay through our states. Republican states like Alaska get $1.87 for the $1 they pay in federal taxes. Texas gets $1.72. That means when they pay the state taxes that go to the U.S. Treasury and then to pay U.S. bills like that $350 billion Halliburton made off with in profit for Iraq, it is returned through the decision of the House of Reps. When Republicans have the majority, 65% of every budget contains federal tax dollars that pay out to Republican states. No one can be this stupid...not even a dumbo like you.

      Detroit doesn't EVER make the decisions on where city water is purchased. That is up to the city's council and the state. When Snyder received 3 emails from his on Michigan Dept. of Water Quality warning HIM that the water had lead in it, he ignored it. Now, the EPA is looking into just how the local LEPC (Local Environmental Protection Commission) of which every town or county is responsible to have, managed to fudge the records of Water Quality to the EPA in DC.

      Since I and not you, worked with environmental engineers for nearly 25 years, the EPA and our state DEP, you are out of your league trying to tell me what compliance regulations are and what the 1974 Clean Water Act Bush tried to get rid of in 2004 imposes. the CWA clearly states that water quality must be monitored and reports provided to the state LEPC, state MDEQ and the EPA in DC.

      TX has just passed legislation passing off their portion of the cost of cleanup for BP to the Republicans in the House who are all ready to approve it.

      Don't you EVER stop your lying?

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      nicomp really 14 months ago from Ohio, USA

      "nincomp0op...Wrong. That money was NEVER borrowed by Democrats from Congress."

      I am genuinely concerned about you.

      "Republican states like Alaska get $1.87 for the $1 they pay in federal taxes. "

      There is no such thing as a Republican state.

      "Detroit doesn't EVER make the decisions on where city water is purchased. That is up to the city's council and the state."

      Now you're catching on. The city is run by Democrats and has been for years, yet you insist on blaming the Republican governor. Think it through. I know you can do it.

      "TX has just passed legislation passing off their portion of the cost of cleanup for BP to the Republicans in the House who are all ready to approve it."

      Still wrong, semantically and factually, but keep repeating it and someone will believe you.

      "No one can be this stupid...not even a dumbo like you."

      Oh, wait, THAT argument changed my mind. Now I see your point of view.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 14 months ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      No such thing as a Republican state? BS..If I called Ole Mutton Chops McConnell's KENtuckee, a Democratic state, he'd lop off my head.

      The Republicans calls the states they live in Republican states. Try calling NC a Democratic state and see if they don't show the Stars and Bars where the sun doesn't shine for you.

      Detroit has nothing nothing nothing nothing to do with Flint Michigan. What the hell are you saying? That Flint Michican IS Detroit?

      Flint MI is the city that has 6 to 12,000 children who were knowingly exposed to lead in their water when Governor ASShat Snyder decided all on his own to switch to water that comes from the Flint River and not the Detroit River which is treated at a water treatment plant. Flint River water is untreated.

      As for TX...I am not wrong ...Check with AP if you want facts, dipwad...not FUX News.

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      My Esoteric 11 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Great Hub, Tony and still appropriate today. BTW is other major failure was not learning how to work with Congress, even the Democratic side.

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