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September 23, 2014

President Obama isn’t the enemy

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  • Jarvo posted at 3:32 pm on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    Jarvo Posts: 333

    He belongs on the late night talk shows because he is a bad joke[beam][beam]

     
  • sverige1 posted at 6:34 pm on Tue, Aug 6, 2013.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 5:01 pm on Tue, Aug 6, 2013:

    Well, Carlos...I read the bible whenever I want to hear a good story, and that's rather quite often. I also find it useful for reading to induce sleep, when I am in the insomniac stage.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 5:01 pm on Tue, Aug 6, 2013.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2281

    While I'm glad you are reading the Bible, you should read it in its entirety before picking out out passages out of context. Slavery was NOT endorsed. Certain practices by slave owners were curbed. If you continue reading into the New Testament you will see that Jesus worked on the Sabbath. Read the whole book.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 12:52 pm on Tue, Aug 6, 2013.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 7:08 am on Tue, Aug 6, 2013:

    Scripture also endorses slavery and violence to folks who "work on the sabbath". So, the bible really isn't anything more than an entertaining patchwork of storytelling -

    Exodus 21:20-21: “When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be avenged, for the slave is his money

    Exodus 31:15 " . . . whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death."

     
  • sverige1 posted at 12:14 pm on Tue, Aug 6, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3395

    Response to kevjlang posted at 11:42 am on Tue, Aug 6, 2013:

    There's an old Spanish saying - "Somos todos mojados". Folks here from European stock have no more claim to being "legal" than anyone else.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 11:42 am on Tue, Aug 6, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 2908

    Well, from what I understand, the early European settlers didn't have passports, visas, or green cards when they squatted on Native American lands and ran off the indigenous peoples. It didn't take but a couple generations before those people were convinced THEY owned the place. I guess that's what makes us such experts in illegal immigration, huh? Takes one to know one?

    Thing is, so many want to document those workers, but no one wants to pay them real wages. We just want to make sure that after they finish picking lettuce, tomatoes, and peaches, and get the framing and sheet rocking done, that we can round them up and send them home, right after we get the income and social security taxes out of them.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 7:08 am on Tue, Aug 6, 2013.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2281

    Scripture says we should obey civil law. There is no contradiction here. The fact that they are undocumented PROVES they do not obey obey the law. Yes we do welcome them to our church and yes I do encourage them to remedy the situation, obey the law and document their presence in this country. Yes, this land was once owned by Mexico but also by Spain, France, the Native American Indians, and The Confederacy but always to native born locals which we now call TEXANS. Most of the "undocumented" come from SOUTH of Mexico , the Central American Region, but some people lump all Spanish speakers together and call them Mexicans. Sounds Racist to me!
    And what's wrong with hard work? Been there, done that.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 11:12 am on Mon, Aug 5, 2013.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 1:26 pm on Sat, Aug 3, 2013:

    Well, Carlos. You want the borders defended (knowing that Texas used to be part of Mexico) - so, by default you're saying to the Mexicans to "keep out" of what was once theirs. Given that you often write that "god will provide" and "with god all things are possible" - it doesn't sound very "christian" of you to be a proponent of shutting people out. And also, why do you feel that so many of the undocumented folks here don't believe "the laws of this country"?

    Much of these people are very hard-working, working long hours at jobs you and I wouldn't dream of undertaking. Not only that, I would imagine a few of them attend your church. Do you welcome them in your church?

     
  • kevjlang posted at 2:17 pm on Sat, Aug 3, 2013.

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    Carlos, I think you're listening to too much propaganda.

    I thought that leftists were the ones that wanted the rich to spread their money around to the poor, want to see the destruction of our defense department, and have the environment trump all industrialization. Some of those furthest to the left would prefer anarchy, which, by definition would have no government waste.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 1:33 pm on Sat, Aug 3, 2013.

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    By definition a leftist is never fed up with the amount of taxation and government waste. If you are: WELCOME O THE RIGHT!!!

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 1:26 pm on Sat, Aug 3, 2013.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2281

    The term "Tea Bagger" is a pejorative referencing a sexual act. Now if you are really referencing members of the TEA PARTY then your statement that they harbor "animosity toward non-US citizens and ignorant/uneducated references to race/heritage" is erroneous.
    Why is is when people show pride in their ethnic background it is okay but you consider it racist if they show pride in the WHITE race? I smell a double standard here.
    I want the borders defended. I believe in the rule of law. My parents obeyed the laws of this country when they came over. Why can't everyone? Is that asking too much?

     
  • kevjlang posted at 10:07 pm on Thu, Aug 1, 2013.

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    So, a leftist can't be fed up with the amount of taxation and government waste? I thought the TEA Party was trying to be a bigger tent than that.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 3:52 pm on Thu, Aug 1, 2013.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2281

    "extreme, dangerous, and fringe - that's what the British thought about the original Boston Tea Party. The current TEA party stands for Taxed Enough Already. If that is extreme, dangerous and fringe so be it. As far as "racially prejudiced"-not true. That's just a Democratic Talking Point that has no basis in reality. The real Tea party is made up of people of all ethnic groups. Unfortunately the name has been adopted by some leftist. I realized that when some alleged "Tea Parties" were endorsing leftist in the last election. Question the name. By their fruits you will know them.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 11:06 am on Thu, Aug 1, 2013.

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    So, not everyone that voted for Obama is the enemy, only those that saw him as the lesser of the two evils?

    I thought Huntsman was the choice of the RINOs. He was, by far, the most moderate candidate out there. Sure, when the primary field started whittling down, the moderates sought shelter in Romney because he was the only one left that could be moderate, although no one really knew where he stood. The party eventually settled on Romney because they knew he was the one that had the best chance of beating Obama.

    2012 was not about getting the "most Republican" candidate on the ballot. 2012 was all about ABO -- Anyone But Obama. It was an attempt to fulfill the decree from 2008/2009 to ensure that Obama was a 1 term president. The only message the Republican Party got out in the campaign was that Obama was wrong. They forgot to tell the people why he was wrong, and, most importantly, specifically what they would do beyond repealing Obamacare.

    At the Federal level, the Republican Party shot itself in the foot. You want to call the Obama voters the enemy, despite the fact that the Republican Party failed to give the people much alternative.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 9:49 am on Thu, Aug 1, 2013.

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    All I can say is that the 2-party system has historically been ideal for our country, esp. for balance of power purposes and such.

    Right now, however, we see a flailing party (republican) along with an extreme, dangerous, and racially prejudiced fringe (tea party).

    Mainstream republicans need to get their act together. Call them RINOS, but I'll take that recently retired New Hampshire woman and the ex-magazine centerfold guy from Massachusetts over the likes of Cruz and goofball McConnell in Kentucky.


    WENDY DAVIS for Governor 2014
    HILLARY/MICHELLE 2016

     
  • IHOG posted at 11:14 pm on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    Please don't lump Republicans with the TEA party.
    The Republican establishment chose Romney over TEA party objections.
    The TEA party refused to vote for the Republican choice.
    They voted for their choices down ballot and won 6,000 state and local seats from Republicans and Democrats.
    Compare a map of red and blue states or counties in 2008 and 2013.
    Every election the map has turned a lot more red.
    The TEA party is claiming the political pirimid from the bottom up.

     
  • IHOG posted at 10:28 pm on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    Be sure you have a nice big crying towel for 2014.

     
  • IHOG posted at 10:25 pm on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Not all fellow Americans are the enemy of America. Only those who vote liberal.

     
  • IHOG posted at 10:23 pm on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    Kevjlang.

    I'll admit RINO republicans who nominated Romney are as much to blame as any Democrat.
    RINO Republicans are why the TEA party voted down ballot but not top of ballot.
    The 6,000 state and local seats they won from RINO Republicans and Democrats in 2012 are a good starting place for 2014. They turned three more blue states red, over 400 blue counties red and elected 35 more congressmen than Democrats did.
    The TEA party cast 7 million more local and state down ballot votes than Obama got nationally.
    Romney and Obama were on the top of each of those ballots. Why didn't they vote for Ronmey? The Republican establishment needed to be taught they can't win without the TEA Party conservatives.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 4:44 pm on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    Yes, let's call well-meaning Americans enemies. Let's not say anything bad about a Republican Party that wanted Perry or Santorum, but wound up picking Romney. Let's not say anything about the fact that the bulk of Americans saw what Republicans thought about Romney during the primaries, and weren't willing to buy into a claim that he was now the choice for President. Yep, let's blame the Democratic and Independent voters for not having the heart to do what the Republicans didn't have the heart to do.

    The Republicans didn't want Romney. The American people fulfilled their wishes, and now, they're called "enemies".

     
  • Margurite posted at 4:08 pm on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    How great that the Tea Party now condones it's wacky members calling thier fellow Americans - enemies................. Man 2014 can't get here fast enough! By the time 2016 gets here the Republican party would of been out of power at the Whitehouse level for 8 years. With this sort of "big tent" mentality - I'm thinking the White House isn't in thier future either.

     
  • IHOG posted at 3:17 pm on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    OBAMA is not the enemy?
    People believing his lies are Americas enemy.
    You and they voted for his destruction of the American way.
    You and they voted for his re distribution of wealth from people who EARNED it to government.
    If the poor were getting any of it we'd have fewer poor but instead we have twice as many poor. Only government got richer.
    You and they voted for his attacks on American success.
    Rewarding failure and taxing success.
    Obama isn't our enemy, he works for our enemies.

     
  • WiredOne posted at 12:47 pm on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    "Again, I wish I could post comments equal in [quality? good sense? ignorance?] to yours. Yours [no apostrophe] is among the best."

     
  • IHOG posted at 10:57 am on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Peter

    This morning, 10:30 AM, 7/31/2013, it was revealed only 6 liberal groups were held for investigation by the IRS. The reason given was IRS agents suspected they were TEA party or church groups pretending to be liberal.

     
  • Margurite posted at 10:54 am on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

    Margurite Posts: 680

    Peter - you quote facts and common sense - dude nobody wants to hear that!!! LOL LOL

    [wink]

     
  • IHOG posted at 10:47 am on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    carlosrponce

    Again I wish I could equal the posts of some people.
    Your's is among the best.

     
  • IHOG posted at 10:41 am on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    Peter!

    So right.
    BHO is not the enemy.
    People who vote for things like him are the problem.
    To him and his friends bankruptacy is a faster way to get rich on government spending.
    The invasions of countries you reference were supported, requested or demanded by a large majority of Americans and countries around the world. Including most Democrats in congress.

     
  • Linda Matthews posted at 9:27 am on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

    Linda Matthews Posts: 14

    Obama happens to be black. He also happens to be breaking his Oath of Office. Here is the best list I have come across to back this up from http://www.redflagnews.com/opinion/obamas-impeachable-offenses-updated-by-michael-connelly-jd-carrollton-tx :
    1. President Obama has appointed numerous people to cabinet level positions without the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate, as is required by the Constitution. These individuals are given extraordinary power and independent funding, and are not under the scrutiny of Congress. The fact that Obama calls them Czars does not make them legal. He has also made illegal recess appointments of other members of his cabinet that required Senate approval. He simply declared that the U.S. Senate was in recess despite the fact that no such declaration had been made by the Senate. The President has no Constitutional authority to do this.

    2. The push by Pres. Obama to pass healthcare legislation in the Congress of the United States that he was fully aware was unconstitutional. He has continued to use his powers and executive branch of government to implement this legislation despite the fact that a federal judge had declared the entire law unconstitutional, and ordered that it not be implemented. In addition, Obama has directed members of his administration to violate the right to freedom of religion protected by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.

    Religious institutions such as churches and schools have been ordered to provide contraceptives and abortion inducing morning after pills to employees as part of the health care bill requirements. The fact that this is a direct violation of their religious teaching is of no concern to Obama.

    3. Despite the fact that the United States Senate refused to pass the Cap and Trade bill, the President has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to use regulations to implement key portions of the bill, including those regulating so-called greenhouse gases. Obama himself has acknowledged that this will force energy prices in this country to skyrocket. He is taking these actions in direct defiance of the will of the people of the United States, the will of Congress, and the Constitution. The actions of the EPA include regulations that will force many coal burning power plants to close.

    4. Through the Department of the Interior (DOI) Obama has placed a moratorium on offshore oil drilling or exploration off both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States and in parts of the Gulf of Mexico. He has also prohibited new drilling exploration on federal land in any states in the United States. These actions by the DOI have continued in direct defiance of several court orders issued by Federal Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans, Louisiana declaring that the department had no authority to issue such a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf. In fact, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) has been held in contempt by the same judge. The administration has claimed to be complying, but has tied up the drilling permits in so much red tape that the effect is the same.

    5. Instead of allowing American companies to drill for oil domestically, Obama has betrayed the American people and authorized loans of billions of dollars to countries like Brazil and Mexico so that they can drill for oil, and then sell that oil to the United States. This will dramatically increase our dependence on foreign nations including Venezuela, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and even Libya that do not serve the interest of America or the American people.

    Obama has also refused to approve the keystone pipeline from Canada to the United States that would not only lessen our dependence on oil from countries like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, but create thousands of new jobs in the United States. The decision on the pipeline is one that belongs in the hands of the members of Congress, not the President.

    6. President Obama has abdicated his responsibility to enforce the laws of the United States against illegal immigration. He has virtually declared our southern border an open border by declaring certain areas of federal land in states like Arizona as off-limits to federal, state, and local authorities. This is despite the fact that these areas are being used to bring in thousands of illegal immigrants, massive amounts of drugs, and also being used by foreign terrorists to infiltrate the United States. He has also ordered the border patrol not to arrest most illegal immigrants entering the country, and has stopped deportation proceedings against thousands of people in this country illegally. He is in effect instituting the so-called “dream act” bypassing the Congress of the United States which has sole authority over immigration matters.

    7. The President and his Attorney General Eric Holder have clearly violated their oath of office by joining with foreign countries such as Mexico, Bolivia, and Columbia, in lawsuits against the sovereign states of Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama to stop them from enforcing the federal immigration laws.

    8. President Obama has ordered the Federal Communications Commission to adopt regulations giving the federal government control of the Internet and its contents, including providing Obama with a kill switch that gives him authority to shut down the Internet if he sees fit. This is in direct violation of a decision by the United States Supreme Court that the FCC has no Constitutional authority to control the Internet.

    There were two bills pending in Congress to effectively give Obama the kill switch he wants over the Internet. When these two proposals, the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) were withdrawn amid public outcry Obama announced he will sign an international treaty that purports to give him the same authority. He has signaled his intention to do this as an “Executive Act” and not bring the treaty to the Senate for ratification as required by Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution. I believe he intends to take the same action in regard to the United Nations Small arms treaty and the UN Law of the Sea treaty that are both unlikely to get Senate approval.

    9. One of the paramount responsibilities of the President of the United States and his executive branch of government is to enforce and defend laws adopted by Congress unless they are declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. Obama has decided that he should ignore this Constitutional mandate, and that as President he is more powerful than either the Congress of the United States or the Supreme Court. He has unilaterally declared that the Defense of Marriage Act passed by the Congress is unconstitutional, and further declared that he will not have the Justice Department defend it against lawsuits.

    His administration has also refused to enforce laws against voter intimidation and federal law that requires states to purge their voter registration lists of deceased individuals and those that are registered illegally. In addition, the Justice Department is refusing to allow states to enforce laws requiring proof of identity by voters at the polls. Obama has essentially said that he is the supreme ruler of the United States, and that the Congress and the Federal Judiciary are irrelevant.

    10. It has been widely reported that acting through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms the Obama administration was involved for months in getting legitimate and law-abiding gun store owners along our southern border to supply weapons to straw buyers who the government knew would deliver them to the drug cartels in Mexico. This was billed as a sting operation against the cartels when in fact it was designed to produce fraudulent data showing that large numbers of weapons were going from the United States to the Mexican drug dealers.

    This data was then to be used, and is being used, to try to justify new gun control regulations to limit the rights of American citizens to keep and bear arms. It has nothing to do with arresting members of the drug operations. The administration has, in effect, armed our enemies, and one border patrol agent has already been killed by one of these weapons. Now, Obama continues to impose gun control laws by Executive order so he will not have to deal with Congress. The administration is also refusing to cooperate with the committees in the House of Representatives that are investigating the entire operation. It is even defying Congressional subpoenas.

    11. The President of the United States is not authorized by the Constitution to take our nation to war without the consent of the Congress of the United States. The only exception to this is the authority granted to the President by Congress under the War Powers Act. This law allows the President to take immediate action without the consent of Congress if there is an imminent threat to the security of the United States, or its citizens. Although there was clearly no such imminent threat caused by the Civil War in Libya, the President committed members of the United States military to combat missions in a foreign country without the consent of Congress. He based his authority on a United Nations resolution, and a resolution by the Arab League.

    Now, the President has carried it one step further. During testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 7, 2012, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told Senators that the President has authority to take our country to war without the Congressional approval required by Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution. The administration is taking the position that it can ignore Congress as long as it has United Nations approval or NATO approval.

    However, these actions may be the least of the worries facing the American people. The White House insisted that language be included in the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that gives the President sole authority to order the military to arrest and indefinite detain American citizens on U.S. soil if the President suspects them of terrorist ties. This was amazingly passed overwhelmingly by Congress. It appears to be another situation where few members read the bill before voting on it.

    This was almost immediately followed by another unconstitutional executive order titled the National Defense Resources Preparation order. It is similar to orders signed by past Presidents, but this one includes language that appears to give Obama the authority to declare martial law in peacetime, and take over the allocation of everything from food and fuel to transportation and health care. This violates the Constitution in a number of different ways.

    12. Last but not the least of my dirty dozen of impeachable offenses, is the fact that since taking office the President has used executive orders, laws pushed through Congress in the dark of night, and administrative actions by his departments to nationalize and control automobile manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, and portions of the healthcare industry. This is designed to take our country from a free enterprise economy to a socialist economy. There is absolutely no authority in the Constitution of the United States that allows the President to do this.

     
  • WiredOne posted at 8:47 am on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    Re Peter's letter: I don't recall Republicans supporting a government run healthcare system "for all." It's the last thing we want. Those who can afford to pay for their healthcare do not want government intrusion.

    And be assured that the Republican party includes people of all races and ages. Try Googling Hispanic Republicans, Black Republicans, Gay Republicans.

    And I was reminded of something today that people forget: "
    "Every right that has been bestowed upon blacks was instituted by the Republican Party.” Mary Terrell co-founder of NAACP

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 7:58 am on Wed, Jul 31, 2013.

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    Take a look at Peter’s letter: “our president – who happens to be black”. President Obama is only HALF Black, the other half is white, so where’s the beef? Why make this into a racial thing when it is not? “Allegedly a socialist” – if he adheres to socialist philosophies, what do you expect? As for the IRS targeting liberal groups too, well we keep hearing that but the only left groups mentioned were only initially stymied. They got their exemption while those considered right got the run around. Peter says the enemies of the impeachers are the Hispanics, the poor, the elderly, teachers, etc. As a retired Hispanic public school teacher I say not so. As for former presidents invading other countries under false pretenses I say you can forgive Presidents GW Bush AND Clinton for relying on international intelligence and going under the idea of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. To answer your question “So, who is the enemy?”, tell the President it is not us. We are the loyal opposition, but he treats us as if we are the enemy. I too am not in favor of impeachment. I am wary of a Joe Biden presidency. Uncle Joe is President Obama's Golden Umbrella. Better to dance with the devil you know.