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Limiting Obama's power

January 19, 2013

No one aware of President Barack Obama’s rhetoric and his background should doubt that if he thought he could get away with it, he would use executive orders to limit or ban private ownership of......

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locomotive

Jan-26-13 9:28 AM

PJ, I don't put much stock in "feelings" good or bad. Reality is the words and actions of people. What they say and what they do. Not what they feel.

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SickOfItAll

Jan-25-13 5:18 PM

The republicans could easily screw it up. There has been as massive surge in popularity for libertarian political movements over the last few years, on both the right and the left, as witnessed by the enormous amount of popular support for Ron Paul. The republicans could, in theory, capitalize on that, but they would have to move away from catering to the evangelicals on things like gay marriage and abortion. If they were to focus on economic issues and government encroachment, they would win handlily. The problem is that in doing so, a lot of entrenched republican politicians would be tossed out, and they don't want that. The traditional GOP power based as we know it would no longer be relevant, and for many the politicla power they hold is more important than any ideological commitment.

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locomotive

Jan-25-13 4:06 PM

SickOfItAll, a very optimistic post.

Well-appreciated.

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SickOfItAll

Jan-25-13 11:26 AM

"Maybe if Republicans would play (and play hard) on that in 2014, fortunes could reverse again, and then what will all the liberal posters say?"

They don't necessarily need to play hardball. In 1994, the democratic "strategy" of implimeting weapons bans cost the democrats both the house and the senate, the former of which they had held for 60 years. And now they are repeating those same practicesand expecting different results.

I'm not a huge fan of Republicans, but I suspect that the Feinstein Bill will ensure that they are back in control of the Senate by 2014, and depending on the direction that democrats go, it is entirely possible to expect a fully red government in 2016.

I was lostending to Markos Moulitsas on XM last night, and he was indicating that by 2016 the country was going to be ready to accept the strict limits on freedom proposed by progressives. I think he's crazy, that in fact just the opposite will prove to be true.

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-25-13 11:24 AM

h4c aka (son of Satan) "Look in your own mirror and do a self examination and perhaps your forehead is growing a pair(horns)" Some people never do anything but criticize and tear down others, which is what their father Satan does. The name “Satan” means “accuser.” In fact, that's all Satan does when he's not destroying people's lives, he criticizes God's children day-and-night. Revelation 12:10

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-24-13 3:27 PM

Some people never do anything but criticize and tear down others, which is what their father Satan does. The name “Satan” means “accuser.” In fact, that's all Satan does when he's not destroying people's lives, he criticizes God's children day-and-night. Revelation 12:10

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-24-13 3:11 PM

Some people never do anything but criticize and tear down others, which is what their father Satan does. The name “Satan” means “accuser.” In fact, that's all Satan does when he's not destroying people's lives, he criticizes God's children day-and-night. Revelation 12:10

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-24-13 2:49 PM

Some people never do anything but criticize and tear down others, which is what their father Satan does. The name “Satan” means “accuser.” In fact, that's all Satan does when he's not destroying people's lives, he criticizes God's children day-and-night. Revelation 12:10

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-24-13 2:48 PM

Some people never do anything but criticize and tear down others, which is what their father Satan does. The name “Satan” means “accuser.” In fact, that's all Satan does when he's not destroying people's lives, he criticizes God's children day-and-night. Revelation 12:10

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-24-13 11:11 AM

Some people never do anything but criticize and tear down others, which is what their father Satan does. The name “Satan” means “accuser.” In fact, that's all Satan does when he's not destroying people's lives, he criticizes God's children day-and-night. Revelation 12:10

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locomotive

Jan-24-13 7:27 AM

And NOW you know the rest of the story...

Good Day

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locomotive

Jan-24-13 7:27 AM

Jan 23 NYTimes cont...

"House Democratic leaders tried to persuade their members to vote against the deal, so as to force as many Republicans as possible to vote to do something most said they would never do: lift the debt ceiling. But 86 Democrats voted yes, more than enough to let 33 Republicans vote no without bringing the bill down and handing Republican leaders an embarrassing defeat.

"House Republicans say punting the debt ceiling to May 18 is not so much a retreat as a “re-sequencing” of the coming budget showdowns. House Republicans now take for granted that the first deadline, March 1, will come and go, and $110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts to military and domestic programs — known as a sequester — will go into force."

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locomotive

Jan-24-13 7:26 AM

Jan 23 NYTimes

"...the House legislation included a provision that would withhold the pay of lawmakers in a chamber of Congress that fails to pass a budget blueprint by April 15.

"That allowed House Republicans to turn a spotlight on Senate Democrats, who have not passed a detailed budget blueprint since 2009."

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-23-13 1:34 PM

President Barack Obama is biased against Republicans, says Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly.

“It's pretty clear that he doesn't like them because he feels that they are the purveyors of white privilege,” O’Reilly said during an interview with Washington Post editor Bob Woodward on "The O’Reilly Factor" show.

“He's never going to say that, but that's the theme that runs through his advisers: the white privilege has to be broken down.”

Woodward disagreed, saying, “I just think he doesn’t agree with Republicans on their agenda. He’s hurting his own cause.”

But O’Reilly didn’t give up. “The Republican agenda, in the president's mind, props up white privilege,” he said. “Therefore, as the social justice champion, he has to tear that down. He doesn't like the white privilege thing, and he doesn't like the Republicans trying to defend it. That's the seed.”

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JackAaah

Jan-23-13 9:59 AM

Boy, am I missing a lot around here. I wanted to welcome PJ back to continue our fight for our Democrat Party....and I guess the MDN keeps moving him backword when PJ just want to move us forword.....

...but I know I'll see him again.

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 9:28 PM

Wow! Talk about speed bumps!

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 7:51 PM

He's baaaack....

Welcome PJ! And how was your Inaugural Day?

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 7:35 PM

You're right, lorexxx.

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 5:22 PM

PJ, I'd say the President's "power" is already finite, deemed so by a document called the US Constitution.

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 2:19 PM

Is this more to your liking, JayBird?

The people I associate with don't vote for welfare.

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 11:20 AM

Here I thought Democrats were tolerant and compassionate, to all people. Or is that only with those who fit in with the program, which includes an element of "in-your-face, you neanderthals" (to paraphrase PJinfinity)?

Sorry it didn't all fit in one.

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 11:19 AM

"Yes WA the white vote comes from people who work for a living!! Sounds like a racist remark! No other race in this country works and contributes to the GDP???"

Worried, Dems on this forum have often posted how the Republicans are "out of touch" concerning people of color or non-whites. If that's true, then certain whites, perhaps those who are working, are fast becoming disenfranchised, first by the Dems, then by the Reps. We'll have to wait to see if the media's charge and/or "conventional wisdom" proves true on this.

So what are working whites supposed to feel? Nothing? Your statement about who contributes to GDP is inflammatory at best. We all know that all workers of any color contribute to our country's GDP. That's a big *duh.*

Here I thought Democrats were tolerant and compassionate, to all people. Or is that only with those who fit in with the program, which includes an element of "in-your-face, you neanderthals" (to paraphr

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 11:01 AM

lorexxx Jan-22-13 9:11 AM Agree | Disagree

Yes WA the white vote comes from people who work for a living!!

Sounds like a racist remark! No other race in this country works and contributes to the GDP???

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 10:45 AM

lorexxx had another post elsewhere about "fortunes reversing" which is true. Remember 2010, after Pres. Obama had enjoyed Dem majorities in both the House and Senate the first two years.

One can never tell what will happen on the political landscape in another two years. By then, workers all over the nation will have had less money in their paychecks (that 2% of FICA) for 2 years of hard economic times, after this President had promised "no middle class taxes raised."

$20 every $1000 can add up. To someone earning $40K, that's $800 a year. That's at least a few bags of groceries.

Maybe if Republicans would play (and play hard) on that in 2014, fortunes could reverse again, and then what will all the liberal posters say?

Work with the President? I'd imagine someone saying, "Why?"

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 9:02 AM

lorexxx/HJ Why is the white vote more important than any other American vote? Is the white vote something special or something?

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