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Old 03-29-2010, 06:12 PM   #646
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Are there any conservative posters on this forum?
if you don't post the right correct way

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Obama neutralizes Romney:

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“When you actually look at the bill itself, it incorporates all sorts of Republican ideas. I mean a lot of commentators have said this is sort of similar to the bill that Mitt Romney, the Republican Governor and now presidential candidate, passed in Massachusetts.

“A lot of the ideas in terms of the exchange, just being able to pool and improve the purchasing power of individuals in the insurance market, that originated from the Heritage Foundation…”

Obama: My Plan Is Like Romneycare | The Plum Line

as ever, chess not checkers.
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everybody chooses their 'own' set of facts to get the conclusion they want these days.
deep, that's true. The Israelis never agreed to a building moratorium in Jerusalem. They made it pretty clear a few months ago. The U.S. didn't like it, but acknowledged the decision and instead highlighted housing restrictions that Netanyahu agreed to in other disputed areas. All as preconditions to restarting talks with President Abbas.

Bottom line, there was no policy change on Israel's part, no surprises to America or the Palestinians. That's why I made my original post wondering why the Obama administration decided on a dust-up with Netanyahu.
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as ever, chess not checkers.
Don't you play any other board games?
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(Bush was really bad at this one )
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I bet he kicked major ass at the sports category.
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Bottom line, there was no policy change on Israel's part, no surprises to America or the Palestinians. That's why I made my original post wondering why the Obama administration decided on a dust-up with Netanyahu.
The Obama administration decided to publicly embarrass Joe Biden during his state visit to Israel?

Are General Petraeus and Admiral Mullen deciding on a dust-up when they say that Israeli actions are directly endangering the lives of U.S. troops as well as long-term U.S. interests in the region? I mean, I thought that the Republicans hailed Petraeus as their savior...you'd think they'd be gravely concerned with his assessment of this situation. Or is he just a dupe of the Obama administration as well?

I find it really quite stunning that the Obama administration is being blamed for what should be clear to anyone with a brain is at best an intentional Israeli diplomatic faux pas.
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I find it really quite stunning that the Obama administration is being blamed for what should be clear to anyone with a brain is at best an intentional Israeli diplomatic faux pas.
You pretty much nailed it...

Bluer has become quite the reacher lately.
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AP WASHINGTON -- In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, President Barack Obama plans to allow oil drilling 50 miles off of Virginia and is considering opening up significant additional stretches along the Atlantic and Alaskan coasts.

Obama's plan will cover a lot of ground -- and water -- offering few concessions to environmentalists, who have been strident in their opposition to more oil platforms off the nation's shores. Hinted at for months, the move would modify a ban that has limited coastal drilling outside the Gulf of Mexico for more than 20 years.

The Los Angeles Times, citing administration officials, summed up the four biggest elements of the plan:

* Eventually open two-thirds of the eastern Gulf's oil and gas resources for drilling.
* Proceed with drilling off Virginia, provided the project clears environmental and military reviews.
* Study the viability of drilling off the mid- and southern Atlantic coasts.
* Study the viability of drilling in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi seas -- areas hotly defended by environmentalists -- but issue no new drilling leases in either sea before 2013.

The New York Times spoke with officials who indicated, "the first lease sale off the coast of Virginia could occur as early as next year in a triangular tract 50 miles off the coast that had already been approved for development but was held up by a court challenge and additional Interior Department review." New drilling wouldn't occur along the rest of the central and southern Atlantic Seaboard until 2012, contingent upon geologic and environmental studies.

Obama was set to announce the new drilling policy Wednesday at Andrews air base in Maryland. White House officials pitched the changes as ways to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and create jobs - both politically popular ideas - but the president's decisions also could help secure support for a climate change bill languishing in Congress.

The president, joined by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, also was set to announce that proposed leases in Alaska's Bristol Bay would be canceled. Obama is allowing an expansion in Alaska's Cook Inlet to go forward. The plan also would leave in place the moratorium on drilling off the West Coast.


In addition, the Interior Department has prepared a plan to add drilling platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico if Congress allows that existing moratorium to expire. Lawmakers in 2008 allowed a similar moratorium to expire; at the time President George W. Bush lifted the ban, which opened the door to Obama's change in policy.

Under Obama's plan, drilling could take place 125 miles from Florida's Gulf coastline if lawmakers allow the moratorium to expire. Drilling already takes place in western and central areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

The president's team has been busy on energy policy and Obama talked about it in his State of the Union address. During that speech, he said he wanted the United States to build a new generation of nuclear power plans and invest in biofuel and coal technologies.

"It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development," he warned.

Obama also urged Congress to complete work on a climate change and energy bill, which has remained elusive. The president met with lawmakers earlier this month at the White House about a bill cutting emissions of pollution-causing greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020. The legislation would also expand domestic oil and gas drilling offshore and provide federal assistance for constructing nuclear power plants and carbon sequestration and storage projects at coal-fired utilities.

White House officials hope Wednesday's announcement will attract support from Republicans, who adopted a chant of "Drill, baby, drill" during 2008's presidential campaign.

The president's Wednesday remarks would be paired with other energy proposals that were more likely to find praise from environmental groups. The White House planned to announce it had ordered 5,000 hybrid vehicles for the government fleet. And on Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department are to sign a final rule that requires increased fuel efficiency standards for new cars.
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White House officials hope Wednesday's announcement will attract support from Republicans, who adopted a chant of "Drill, baby, drill" during 2008's presidential campaign.
And that's the only reason he did it, I bet.

Doesn't matter what he does to appease them, he's still a Kenyan socialist!!!!!!11!!!!11
When will he realize?
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He's also putting a statue of Sarah Palin in the waters, modeled after the Statue Of Liberty
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disappointing, but then again, there's that bipartisanship thing. will the Republicans hold town meetings about how this is a Bolshevik plot?
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He's also putting a statue of Sarah Palin in the waters, modeled after the Statue Of Liberty
I heard the statue would be wearing an American flag bikini and holding a rifle.
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An à propos title, I think, for a few posters here. Don't worry, you'll grow out of it.

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