The President Obama Thread: "Election Year" Edition III

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  1. Thread Manager Moderator

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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]385261[/split]
     
  2. DACrowe Registered

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    Well Trump is at it again on CNN and Romney went to the Trump fundraiser tonight without denouncing the birther ****. Instead, he gave a wishy-washy, "Well, he believes one thing, I believe another" BS answer that has become his signature.

    I hope this backfires on him spectacularly and the Dems paint him as endorsing birtherism. Maybe someone can get a recording of that dinner with Trump saying something stupid. Shouldn't be hard, just press record at any point tonight and it will work.
     
  3. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    For one thing, it would've been a violation of the Constitution. The governor of Louisiana did not request federal assistance. The federal government cannot just go in. I'm not saying that the federal government handled it perfectly (far from it), but it isn't as easy as you make it sound.

    As for Sean Penn, he went down in a boat to "rescue people," but could not rescue anyone because his boat was filled to capacity with his entourage and photographers. It wasn't altruistic, it was attention ****ing.
     
  4. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    And he also had a gun.
     
  5. Marvolo Registered

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    I cant blame him for that. Yes, people needed help, but there were opportunistic looters and jackasses running around.
     
  6. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Oh, I forgot to mention, Penn didn't hire a proper captain for his boat (no room for a captain when you are filled to the brim with photographers, I suppose) and did not know how to adequately steer it. Therefore he ended up getting in the way of and delaying real relief workers.
     
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  7. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Did the federal government offer help?

    If they did why would the mayor or governor refuse?

    And my point about Sean Penn was not that he had ideal motives or impact but that he wss able to get down there for whatever reason.
     
  8. floreairfoot There's a storm coming.

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    I think Obama was borrowing Biden's "put y'all back in chains" voice, or maybe Hillary's?
     
  9. Marvolo Registered

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    What a dumbass.
     
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    I don't understand the argument for Sean Penn's "altruism," MessiahDecoy.

    So you're saying he had good intentions going down there but didn't really do anything? How is that a good thing in any way?

    I mean, hell, I could've gone down and watched the whole damn thing play out with every intention of helping, but if I didn't (which is exactly what Penn did), there's nothing virtuous or "altruistic" about that.
     
  11. Marvolo Registered

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    Agreed. Its better to not go there than to go and just be in everyone's way.
     
  12. ChrisBaleBatman Legendary Hero

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    I've heard it was found and has been available online since 2007.

    Which makes sense. McCain did not want to use the Rev. Wright issue, which I thought and still think was the right and smart move. So why thow that out there if it wasn't the direction he wanted to take? When it'd been used before, it backfired to high hell didn't it?

    Him talking trash about the Federal government over New Orleans was, and still is, the accepted tone over Katrina. The only one, that I know of, that wasn't acceptable for most Americans was calling George Bush a racist (like Kayne West had done back during Katrina).

    Surprising that this is supposed to be an "issue". Seems desperate. Really, bringing up Rev. Wright again seems really pathetic.
     
  13. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    I wouldn't say the Reverend Wright issue backfired. Obama had to throw him under a bus.

    However, Republicans would be wise to avoid bringing up religion, given their candidate's... unconventional religion
     
  14. Schlosser85 Registered

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    I think attacking any candidate's religion is A) risky, B) a low blow.
     
  15. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Well, I agree with A).
     
  16. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    Until we get the first Mayan president that wants to sacrifice people to the sun god.
     
  17. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    I understand that there is a double standard when it comes to discussing peoples' religious views, but when they start making policy based on their religion (like Bush), it does become a political issue.
     
  18. Marvolo Registered

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    I dont care what a candidate believes as long as they dont get their advice from communion with an invisible higher being. I know religious folk like to hear a candidate say they routinely ask god for guidance but when I hear that they pretty much lose my vote. I want them to take advice from advisors, scientists, professionals, and good common sense. Not some deity. Whether they seriously ask god for guidance or not i cant risk voting in a zealot. Last thing we need is someone with their finger on the button asking god to tell them when.
     
  19. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    Like Obama being against gay marriage until the election year?
     
  20. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    10% of Americans think Paul Ryan is a Mayan.


    Still won't get him any of the Latino vote though. :(
     
  21. DACrowe Registered

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    I read that CNN mentioned the "controversial" remarks in two different news cycles back in 2007 and nobody cared.

    Honestly, this is phony outrage. Similar to when they "found" that 1998 video after the 47 percent moment last month. It's desperate attempts to smear Obama and this one has a nasty racial tinge to it. He gives a shout out to his (then) pastor who has become the second most hated man in the right-wing blogosphere of the past four years and also questions why (accurately) 9/11 and Hurricane Andrew recovery was given a pass that New Orleans recovery was not.

    Yeah....real shocking. After the debates tonight nobody will care except Sean Hannity and talk radio. In fact, I am not sure anyone but they are and their viewers/listners care now. It is phony.
     
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    WHat if they get advice from Billy Graham of John Hagee
     
  23. Marvolo Registered

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    Graham isnt the man to go to for political or policy advice so that would be a no go for me. I dont know the other guy.
     
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    Hagee is a televangelist who is on AIPAC payroll(so guess who will be preaching going to war with Iran)
     
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    Graham got caught bashing Jews on tape with his BFF Nixon.
     
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