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Obama's Hope and Change / Panicky Democrats Seeking Primary Challenger to Obama
« Last post by George on September 17, 2011, 04:24:20 PM »
WOW, Even Obama's Democrat Party wants to get rid of him and his policies that are killing our economy. 

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The move to challenge President Barack Obama in a Democratic primary is growing stronger by the day with House members openly pushing the case for an internal party battle.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who ran for the Democratic nomination in both 2004 and 2008 told CNN a challenge to Obama would “make him a better president.”

And Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio told The Hill that more and more Democrats believe that Obama needs to be challenged. “It’s a common refrain, and it’s certainly common in my district among Democrats,” he said. “They want the guy back that they voted for.”

DeFazio said there are many Democrats in the House who agree with him, but would not name names.

Even former Clinton adviser and Democratic strategist James Carville today called for the president to 'wake up' and 'panic.' Carville called on Obama to clean house, fire staff that's advising him and return to Democractic principles that got him elected.

"This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed," Carville wrote in a CNN column.

His advice: "Fire somebody. No — fire a lot of people."

And already activist Ralph Nader has started to organize a slate of Democrats who could challenge the president — although he believes Obama will win reelection. His contention is that such a challenge would  “dramatically expand a robust discussion within the Democratic Party and among progressive voters across the country.”

Nader and others to the left of the party don't think that Obama has done enough on the environment, labor and health care.

If challengers debate him in Iowa and New Hampshire, Nader said earlier this year,  “it is harder for him to say no,” Nader said. “His strategists can say, ‘Don’t fight it, Barack; use it, revel in it; you’re good on your feet.”

Kucinich and DeFazio, meanwhile, reflected the view of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders who said during the debt ceiling negotiations in July “It would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.

“There are millions of Americans who are deeply disappointed in the president, who believe that with regard to Social Security and other things, he said one thing as a candidate and is doing something very much else as a president — who cannot believe how weak he has been for whatever reason in negotiating with Republicans,” Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, said.

“It would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama believes he’s doing.”

The biggest problem for the Democrats is finding someone to challenge the President. Kucinich, who faces an uphill battle to keep a seat due to redistricting in Ohio, made it clear he was not willing to run for a third time.

Others are wary at the thought of being seen as the person who brought down the first African American president and fear a backlash from black voters who overwhelmingly still support Obama.

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Obama's Hope and Change / GOP Win in NY Is 'Stunning Rebuke' to Obama
« Last post by George on September 15, 2011, 02:02:35 PM »
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Tuesday's GOP victory in the heavily Democratic New York City's 9th Congressional District once held by former Rep. Anthony Weiner touched off a political earthquake and offered a “stunning rebuke” to President Barack Obama as he gears up for his re-election bid in 2012, political pundits and pollsters say.

Republican businessman Bob Turner stunned the establishment by defeating David Weprin, a New York state assemblyman who was the handpicked choice of the city's Democratic machine, in a special election fight to fill Weiner's seat.

As of 11 a.m. today, with 459 of 512 precincts counted, The Associated Press reported that Turner had 32,446 votes to Weprin's 27,699, for a 54-46 percent winning advantage. In Brooklyn alone, Turner beat Weprin 67-33 percent.

The defeat had Democratic stalwarts reeling, as the party holds a 3-to-1 advantage over Republicans in the district's voter registrations. President Obama won the district in 2008 handily, beating Sen. John McCain there 55 percent to 44 percent.

Democratic pollster and Fox News commentator Doug Schoen told Newsmax the GOP win in the heart of Democratic liberalism represents a “stunning rebuke” to President Obama and his policies.

“It will be at the very least a wake-up call that every Democrat is potentially at risk,” Schoen tells Newsmax. “And it will be a message to the president that his policies at least for the time being have gotten a resounding rebuke by reliably Democratic voters.”

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Obama's Hope and Change / Trump on NY Upset: Obama 'Just Doesn't Get It'
« Last post by George on September 15, 2011, 01:58:04 PM »
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Following is a statement that New York businessman Donald Trump released exclusively to Newsmax today regarding Republican Bob Turner’s stunning victory in the special election in the 9th Congressional District Tuesday.

“I must admit that I have done a lot of promotion throughout my career, but my foray into robo-calling this past week on behalf of Bob Turner in the congressional district where I grew up was a unique first experience which I am happy to see helped produce a historic result.

“I was honored when candidate Bob Turner came to meet with me to discuss his campaign this past month. During our meeting in Trump Tower, Bob discussed his pro-growth platform of low taxes, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and his plan to promote small businesses both within his district and nationwide during his term in Congress.

“I was impressed that Bob got 40 percent against an entrenched Anthony Weiner a year ago based on hard work and a clear pro-job growth message. Bob Turner is the kind of guy we need in Congress if we are going to make America great again.

“This time Turner, a successful private businessman, was running against a career politician who could never make it in the private sector and has no idea how jobs are created. I was also pleased that Bob’s message on protecting our national security put a strong emphasis on our relationship with Israel in a predominantly Democratic district that gave Barack Obama 55 percent of the vote in 2008.

“From the time of our meeting, Bob piqued my interest not only in his campaign but the larger message that this race could send to Barack Obama. As I stated in my robo-call, which was primarily played to Democratic households because campaign polls showed I had very high favorable ratings with these folks, “If you don’t like what’s going on in Washington, if you don’t like what’s happening with Israel, because Israel is being treated very badly and very unfairly by the Obama administration, vote for Bob Turner. Trust me, they’ll notice. Electing Bob Turner on Tuesday will be a shot heard ‘round the country.”

“I am quite familiar with this district, having grown up in Jamaica Estates, Queens. The seat Turner now takes was once held by Geraldine Ferraro and Chuck Schumer and was only open because disgraced Anthony Weiner was forced to resign this past June amid scandals. My father Fred Trump, a great businessman, was one of the few Republicans in our neighborhood when I was growing up., Bob Turner is in fact he first Republican to hold this seat since 1923. An astonishing feat!

“So why did this happen? The voters in NY-9 were faced with two very different options yesterday. One was a liberal Democrat who championed all of Obama’s policies, which have failed this country and precipitated our economic problems. Further, not only did the Democrat have absolutely no private sector experience like Obama, but he also had the exact mindset of Obama – any and every problem can be solved by another government program, more spending and tax increases.

“On the other hand, Turner understands how to promote growth, entrepreneurship and free enterprise, and that a robust, growing economy is the way to fund and strengthen our obligations to seniors in Social Security and Medicare. Further, Turner rejected the Middle Eastern appeasement policies of Barack Obama, which have proven to be constant pressure on Israel, ineffective diplomatic overtures to Iran, and public support of the Ground Zero Mosque.

“It goes without saying that Obama will not get the message. In fact he will continue to double down on his anti-prosperity policies. Only this past Monday did he release yet another plan under the guise of a ‘Jobs Bill’ which promises to raise taxes on those who actually hire workers and have capital. He just doesn’t get it.

“His first trillion dollar stimulus bill was a complete failure by his own measure, as the unemployment rate is now 9.1 percent with real unemployment at over 19 percent. This new bill also promises immediate construction jobs again, just like his first stimulus. Yet as Obama already has told us, “shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” Unfortunately for America, Obama is all out of any real solutions that can in fact promote economic growth because all he knows is government and reckless deficit spending.

“Obama also will continue to pressure Israel unfairly, all the while claiming that he is a true friend of Israel. From the outset of his term, Obama has exerted undue public pressure on Israel to continue making concessions to the Palestinians. He has also increased aid and military cooperation with the Palestinians despite the Palestinian Authority unifying with the terrorist organization Hamas. Obama even somehow tied his administration’s attempts to stop the Iranian nuclear program to progress on the ‘Palestinian question.’

“Further, Obama used the great occasion of killing bin Laden to demand that Israel go back to the indefensible 1967 borders. All this has accomplished are continued demands by the Palestinians and now the rest of world against Israel, culminating in next week’s U.N. Resolution unilaterally declaring Palestine a sovereign state without any denunciation of terrorism or recognition of Israel’s right to exist.

“While the Obama administration claims to be fighting the Resolution, he has yet to put any public demands on either the Palestinians or the U.N., an institution that America funds with over 22 percent of its budget. Obama has proven during his term that without America’s steadfast and public support, Israel will be placed in a corner by the rest of the world.

Obama's Hope and Change / Koch: NY Race Proves Obama Can't Take Jewish Vote for Granted
« Last post by George on September 15, 2011, 01:50:17 PM »
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The stunning Republican victory in New York’s special election Tuesday should make President Barack Obama realize that Democrats no longer can rely on the Jewish vote, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch tells Newsmax.

Koch, who was elected mayor three times and remains an influential Democrat locally and nationally, crossed party lines to endorse Republican candidate Bob Turner in the 9th Congressional District election. He did so, he said, because he wanted to send a message to Obama to take a stronger position in support of Israel. The election between Turner and Democrat David Weprin is to fill the vacancy created when disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned.

“I hope this result makes the president change his position,” Koch said shortly before midnight — and before The Associated Press projected Turner as the winner.

Obama “should make it clear to both Turkey and Egypt that, if you engage in a war against Israel, you are engaging the United States,” Koch said.

Both Turner and Weprin are strong supporters of Israel, but Koch said he felt that the national picture made it important for him to take a stand and go against his party.

And his position clearly worked. “I’m looking at about a dozen trucks with TV antennae parked outside the catering hall. This is a national story,” he said. “The eyes of the nation are on this election.”

The 9th District, one of the most solidly blue in the country, spans parts of the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. It has a large number of Orthodox Jewish voters who heeded Koch¹s call to vote for the Roman Catholic Turner against the Jewish Weprin.

“This result has come about because of a partnership of Italians, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Jews. It is a very diverse district,” Koch said.

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General Discussion / Dem Rep: 'Racism' Responsible For High Black Unemployment
« Last post by George on August 24, 2011, 03:44:01 PM »
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Representative Frederica Wilson tells MSNBC "all of the growth in the past 30 years, we see it slipping away. From home ownership, the middle class; it's slipping away from our hands. And it has a lot to do with many issues. Racism, shipping jobs overseas, access -- no access to technology. You know, the digital divide is there and many of the new jobs that's what it requires. So, we have a problem."

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Businesses and Websites / Sell your old iPhone for cash!
« Last post by George on August 21, 2011, 11:54:45 PM »
Earn some money and turn your old iPhone into cash with free shipping!!!

Click the following link to fill out the form and they will send you a mailer to send it to them.

Obama's Hope and Change / Maxine Waters: Blacks 'Tired' of Obama Promises
« Last post by George on August 19, 2011, 05:19:33 PM »
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Maxine Waters Ask Blacks for Permission to Attack Obama

Leading African-American congresswoman Maxine Waters renewed her assault on President Barack Obama on Thursday, a day after admitting that black Democrats in Congress don’t criticize him because they fear a backlash from constituents.

In a swipe at Obama’s bus tour through small-town Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois, she said, “He went to rural communities and he went with a plan…to invest money in those rural communities in order to develop jobs.

“We want the rural poor to be attended to,” Waters said in an interview on CNN. “But we also want the urban poor to be attended to.”

In a separate interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, she picked up a copy of the Wall Street Journal. “Take a look at this headline,” she said, “‘Obama aims to keep white voters on board.’ Well we want to be on board, too.”

The California Democrat’s comments are the first sign of a rift between Obama and his most steadfast supporters, and were quickly picked up by radio host Rush Limbaugh who called Obama’s Mid-West trip the “white-like-me tour.”

“Obama does not seem to want to hang around with them,” Limbaugh said, referring to African Americans. “Obama does not seem to want to do anything for them.

“Maxine, listen to me,” Limbaugh said. “He’s ignoring you because he knows he’s got you. Why spend any money or time with the cow when you already get the milk for free?”

The Democrat hit the airwaves a day after asking black voters in Detroit to “unleash” her and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) so they could feel free to attack Obama’s policies.

Calling it “the reality of politics,” the California congresswoman said, “If we go after the president, you’re going after us.”

“We don’t put pressure on the president because you all love the president. You are very proud to have a black man, first time in the history of the United States of America.

“When you tell us it’s all right and you unleash us and you tell us you are ready for us to have this conversation, we’re ready to have the conversation.

As Waters, a former chairwoman of the CBC, spoke a woman yelled, “It’s all right,” to wild applause. 

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Obama's Hope and Change / Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama
« Last post by George on August 18, 2011, 02:56:20 PM »
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During a sometimes-raucous session of what's being called the "For the People" Jobs Initiative tour, a key member of the Congressional Black Caucus told an audience in Detroit Tuesday that the CBC doesn't put pressure on President Obama because he is loved by black voters.  But at the same time, Rep. Maxine Waters said, members of the CBC are becoming increasingly tired and frustrated by Obama's performance on the issue of jobs. Even as she expressed support for the president, Waters virtually invited the crowd to "unleash us" to pressure Obama for action.

"We don't put pressure on the president," Waters told the audience at Wayne County Community College.  "Let me tell you why. We don't put pressure on the president because ya'll love the president. You love the president. You're very proud to have a black man -- first time in the history of the United States of America. If we go after the president too hard, you're going after us."

The problem, Waters said, is that Obama is not paying enough attention to the problems of some black Americans.  The unemployment rate for African-Americans nationally is a little over 16 percent, and almost twice that in Detroit.  And yet, Waters said, the president is on a jobs-promotion trip through the Midwest that does not include any stops in black communities.  "The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president too," Waters said.  "We're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired, y'all.  We're getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he's prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don't know what the strategy is. We don't know why on this trip that he's in the United States now, he's not in any black community.  We don't know that."

As she discussed her dilemma -- frustrated with the president but hesitant to criticize him lest black supporters turn on her -- Waters asked the crowd for its permission to have a "conversation" with the president.  "When you tell us it's alright and you unleash us and you tell us you're ready for us to have this conversation, we're ready to have the conversation," she said.  Some members of the crowd immediately voiced their approval.

"All I'm saying to you is, we're politicians," Waters continued.  "We're elected officials.  We are trying to do the right thing and the best thing. When you let us know it is time to let go, we'll let go."

"Let go!" some in the audience yelled.

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Obama's Hope and Change / Obama Rides $1.2M Bus Made in Canada on Jobs Tour
« Last post by George on August 17, 2011, 10:04:43 PM »
What in the world is this?  Obama has taken 2 1/2 years to finally talk about jobs and putting America back to work, and what does he do?  He rides around in an expensive bus made in Canada of all places!  There are custom coach companies right here in the USA that could have easily done the work.  This is ridiculous. 

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It turns out that President Barack Obama’s multistate tour on jobs and the economy is taking place in a $1.2 million bus that was made in Canada rather than the United States.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus blasted Obama’s choice of a Canadian bus for the tour during a conference call with reporters Wednesday.

“We don't believe that it is any coincidence that the president is embarking on this sham jobs tour in his Canadian bus,” Priebus said. “He is doing this because this bus tour is nothing but another campaign jaunt for this president, who, as we all know, is absolutely in love with being the campaigner in chief.

"This is an outrage that the taxpayers of this country would have to foot the bill so that the campaigner-in-chief can run around in his Canadian bus and act as if he is interested in creating jobs in our country,” Priebus said.

Priebus also advised the president to spend more time in the White House finding ways to fix chronically high unemployment, rather than “planning his next vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.”

Obama and his family are scheduled to begin their annual vacation in exclusive Martha’s Vineyard after the bus tour. White House officials say the presidency and its responsibilities essentially travel with Obama, no matter where he goes. But Priebus wasn’t buying it.

"Two weeks ago, the president said that his number one focus would be jobs,” Priebus said. “And he promised, like he always likes to do through speeches, to put together a jobs plan. But yet again we have no plan from the president. We have no engagement from the president.”

The White House says Obama will speak to the nation about his job proposals in a post-Labor Day speech.

The New York Post reported Wednesday that Obama is barnstorming the heartland aboard a bus built by Quebec-based Prevost. The VIP H-45 model is a top-of-the-line bus that many rock bands use while on tour. It is equipped with armored doors and has other state-of-the-art security features, as well as Secret Service equipment.

According to the Post, officials ordered two of the Canadian-made buses in July 2010 from a Tennessee firm, Hemphill Brothers Coach. Hemphill Brothers installed custom upgrades to the interior before delivering the buses two months ago.

According to the Secret Service, when the president isn’t using the buses, they will be available to others under Secret Service protection. This could include the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, the Post reports.

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Obama's Hope and Change / Poll: Independents Leave Obama in Droves
« Last post by George on August 17, 2011, 09:54:50 PM »
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President Barack Obama’s approval has fallen so far, so fast with independent voters that many of them won’t even admit they voted for him anymore.

According to the pollster who conducted an exclusive Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage survey released Tuesday, independents are “off the Richter scale” in registering their disapproval of the president’s job performance, just as the president is heading off on a 10-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard with his family.

The poll shows 61 percent of the independent voters that swept Obama to victory in 2008 now either “somewhat disapprove” or “disapprove” of the president’s job performance.

Locals send a message to the president in Peosta, Iowa. (Getty Images) Only 40 percent of independents surveyed admitted they voted for Obama, compared to the 52 percent who gave him their vote in November 2008, according to CNN exit polling.

“What we’re seeing is people denying the fact that they were involved in the Obama presidency,” InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery tells Newsmax. “It’s a drop due to people who just will not say they voted for Barack Obama.”

Towery described independents’ disenchantment with Obama’s performance as “off the Richter scale.” Political scientists say the prime directive for presidential candidates is that they must win the swing vote in order to triumph in the general election.
Democratic pollster and Fox News commentator Doug Schoen struck a pessimistic note over whether the president’s current strategy, which relies on blasting congressional Republicans while promising new jobs proposals next month, can turn things around.

“The polls show the president is sinking,” Schoen tells Newsmax. “To reverse that, he needs a consistent approach -- something that has been noticeably lacking as he veers from partisanship to non-partisanship, with a dose of populism occasionally baked in.

“Obama can win,” Schoen adds, “but lacks a plan to revitalize the economy, create jobs, and spur economic growth. And absent that bold new agenda, it really doesn’t matter how the president positions himself politically.” 

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