What the hell is this? He was elected president. Congratulations. This guy makes Richard Nixon look like a man who followed the law all the time. I think we have an imperial president. He sounds imperial, he’s arrogant as hell and I’m furious about this. eople better wake up to this. This is not what Bush did or what anybody else did. This president is different and in a very, very negative way and the fact that a lot of people voted for him, that’s extremely troubling, but the Constitution, as I said, that wasn’t up for grabs and it’s still not up for grabs.
…This is why I’m furious. Once we lose the Constitution, and we’re losing it big, what’s left? How do we keep these people in check?
it will “not be very pretty” if Obama invokes executive order in dealing with gun control.
“Not So”.. Fun Fact…
If you measure unemployment as they measured it in the 1930’s, today’s unemployment would be worse than any single year in the great depression.
It all makes sense now!
WHAT DO YOU THINK - SHOULD WE CHANGE THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE?
Republicans in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio are now considering changing the way electoral votes are counted. It is a winner take all system in 48 states but Maine and Nebraska award their votes by Congressional district.
A Maine/Nebraska style reform proposal has already been introduced in Pennsylvania, and Michigan and Wisconsin are poised to unveil their bills soon.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus endorsed the change this week.
Each state has the authority to shape its own election law. In 2011, Obama won 51.1% to Romney’s 47.2% of the popular vote, and won the Electoral College by a 332-206 margin.
Romney would have had an electoral college majority if the Congressional District system had been in place in the above states plus Florida.
For example, Obama won Wisconsin by 200,000 votes, but under the district system Obama and Romney would have split the electoral votes, five to five. Romney won 5 districts to Obama’s 3, and the President would have been awarded 2 extra votes for receiving a plurality.
In Pennsylvania, Republicans won 13 of its 18 districts, so Obama could have been awarded as few as 7 of the state’s 20 electoral votes. Obama carried 5 districts plus 2 additional votes for the plurality.
The present system allows urban areas to dominate rural areas. It’s possible to win only 7 of Michigan’s 83 counties and still win the state. Advocates of the reform proposals are asking why should Detroit and Philadelphia get to dictate to the rest of their states who the President is?
Since the Great Depression, the Obama administration is last in economic growth and job creation. We have gone 1,400 days without a budget and he is the first President in history to serve a full term without a budget.
He is also the first President with $1 trillion plus deficits four years in a row.”
You may have supported me as President or not, but one thing I NEVER did to ANY of you as your President is raise your taxes. In fact instead I cut taxes twice for you which led to millions of new jobs and record revenue for the Treasury.
After what your so called “lawmakers” from both parties did to you today, do you miss me now?
Oh look Something Boehner said that I can finally agree on.
House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday. John Boehner delivered a sharp response to Harry Reid, who last week accused the House speaker of running “dictatorship.” The top Republican reportedly told the top Senate Democrat, “Go f— yourself.”
“What are you talking about?” Reid replied, at the White House.
“Go f— yourself,” Boehner repeated.
What is wrong with this picture? … I wonder what came first, being elected as a public servant OR the millionaire status?
To me, the Conservative establishment is the 8th wonder of the world. Now many people can play the blame game on why we lost in November or point fingers to Mitt Romney. But yet this is not just about Mitt Romney. He is only the latest in a long series of presidential candidates backed by a Republican establishment that seems convinced that ad hoc “moderation” is where it’s at — no matter how many of their ad hoc moderates get beaten by even vulnerable, unknown or discredited Democrats.
EX: Back in 1948, when the Democratic Party splintered into three parties, each one with its own competing presidential candidate, Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey was considered a shoo-in. Dewey’s chief campaign tactic was to make no mistakes, to offend no one. His major speeches, wrote the Louisville Courier Journal, could be boiled down ‘to these historic four sentences: Agriculture is important. Our rivers are full of fish. You cannot have freedom without liberty. The future lies ahead…’” Does this sound like a more recent Republican presidential candidate?
Meanwhile, President Harry Truman was on the attack in 1948, with speeches that had many people saying, “Give ‘em hell, Harry.” He won, even with the Democrats’ vote split three ways.
But, to this day, the Republican establishment still goes for pragmatic moderates who feed pablum to the public, instead of treating them like adults. But now What we all should be worried about are high tax rates driving American investments overseas, when there are millions of Americans who could use the jobs that those investments would create at home.
Yet Obama has been allowed to get away with the emotional argument that the rich can easily afford to pay more, as if that is the issue. **But it will be the issue if no one says otherwise.**
Some people (I am one of them) may take solace from the fact that there are some articulate Republicans like Marco Rubio who may come forward in 2016. But with Iran going nuclear and North Korea developing missiles that can hit California, our political arena may look way different by then.
Aren’t politicians nasty?
I said this before and I will say it again, “A good politician is a politician willing to risk their job to stand up for the people who elected them”
This fiscal cliff non sense is a lose lose situation for everyone even if the deal is passed. I say we hold it to the people we elected to actually do their jobs so we can see REAL change in government. Republicans and Democrats alike. WE NEED TRUE CONSERVATIVES who have morals and sanctity. We need the conservatives to act like conservatives and to stand up for everyone, not just their pockets.
I can not wait till I run for public office…