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Old 10-21-2011, 02:11 PM   #441
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hence, lower taxes on rich people is good for everyone.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:42 PM   #442
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It's official Obama will be a one term president.



God has spoken,

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Jobs' Meeting With Obama

Jobs, who was known for his prickly, stubborn personality, almost missed meeting President Obama in the fall of 2010 because he insisted that the president personally ask him for a meeting. Though his wife told him that Obama "was really psyched to meet with you," Jobs insisted on the personal invitation, and the standoff lasted for five days. When he finally relented and they met at the Westin San Francisco Airport, Jobs was characteristically blunt. He seemed to have transformed from a liberal into a conservative.

"You're headed for a one-term presidency," he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where "regulations and unnecessary costs" make it difficult for them.

Jobs also criticized America's education system, saying it was "crippled by union work rules," noted Isaacson. "Until the teachers' unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform." Jobs proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year.

Aiding Obama's Reelection Campaign

Jobs suggested that Obama meet six or seven other CEOs who could express the needs of innovative businesses -- but when White House aides added more names to the list, Jobs insisted that it was growing too big and that "he had no intention of coming." In preparation for the dinner, Jobs exhibited his notorious attention to detail, telling venture capitalist John Doerr that the menu of shrimp, cod and lentil salad was "far too fancy" and objecting to a chocolate truffle dessert. But he was overruled by the White House, which cited the president's fondness for cream pie.

Though Jobs was not that impressed by Obama, later telling Isaacson that his focus on the reasons that things can't get done "infuriates" him, they kept in touch and talked by phone a few more times. Jobs even offered to help create Obama's political ads for the 2012 campaign. "He had made the same offer in 2008, but he'd become annoyed when Obama's strategist David Axelrod wasn't totally deferential," writes Isaacson. Jobs later told the author that he wanted to do for Obama what the legendary "morning in America" ads did for Ronald Reagan.
Steve Jobs Biography Reveals He Told Obama, 'You're Headed For A One-Term Presidency'
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Steve Jobs Biography Reveals He Told Obama, 'You're Headed For A One-Term Presidency'




Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO warn Obama? - Tim Mak - POLITICO.com
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Obama's a liar, he said he would end the war.

He has been in office since Jan 2009. Why didn't he end the war then??
When Obama took office, he had the democratic congress in his hand, which meant he could get any bill passed quite easily. He had the option to put at the top priority either the healthcare reform act, the economic stimulus act, immigration reform, or the Iraq war. He opted to pass the healthcare reform as a vengeance against the insurance companies who allowed her grandmother die due to their ridiculous restrictions.

Then the government got divided and he lost the support from congress, that's why neither the economy, nor immigration, nor the Iraq war have been resolved and they are going to remain fucked as they have been all these years, all thanks to his decision to revenge against the insurance companies - which infers to the fact that he only cared about about he we wanted, not about what the people wanted.
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Hindsight is 20 / 20, but in retrospect Obama could have pushed through a HUGE stimulus after his election that addressed the crumbling national infrastructure, need for better broadband infrastructure, and the terrible education system while creating jobs. Instead we got a long, drawn out, poisonous (thanks, GOP) summer of health care debate setting the stage for a presidency of congressional gridlock (thanks, GOP) and vitriol.

He stated during the health care debate that he thought the issue might make him a 1-term President, and failing to make that stimulus HUGE and not just half-assed may carry out that prediction.
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Hindsight is 20 / 20, but in retrospect Obama could have pushed through a HUGE stimulus after his election that addressed the crumbling national infrastructure, need for better broadband infrastructure, and the terrible education system while creating jobs. Instead we got a long, drawn out, poisonous (thanks, GOP) summer of health care debate setting the stage for a presidency of congressional gridlock (thanks, GOP) and vitriol.

He stated during the health care debate that he thought the issue might make him a 1-term President, and failing to make that stimulus HUGE and not just half-assed may carry out that prediction.
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I am so glad that this dragged out war with so many losses and so much money spent will be over. I'll believe it when I see it but I sure hope so. I think it might backfire on Obama because obviously the timing will be questioned and exploited. Let's face it, it does look questionable.
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Interesting opinion piece on Obama's perceived failures and uncredited successes:

The Untold Story Of The Actual Obama Record - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast

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If you'd told me in January 2009 that the banks would pay us back the entire bailout and then some, that the auto companies would actually turn around with government help and be a major engine of recovery, that there would be continuous job growth since 2009, however insufficient, after the worst demand collapse since the 1930s, that bin Laden would be dead, Egypt transitioning to democracy, al Qaeda all but decimated as a global threat, and civil rights for gays expanding more rapidly than at any time in history ... well I would be expecting a triumphant re-election campaign.
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Let's stop arguing about politics and unite in the joy that is NEW ZEALAND WINNING THE RUGBY WORLD CUP!

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It's probably Obama's fault somehow that the other team lost.
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Oh god, I posted that in this thread? I was drunk!

And well, the other team was France, and we already know how Obama's in cahoots with those Frenchies ...
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Oh, Axver. You posted it in many threads.
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I'm glad New Zealand won.
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The Untold Story Of The Actual Obama Record - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast


When I read this far, I assumed the poor guy was engaging in bitterly sarcastic irony. From the rest of the quote, he appears to be serious.

I can only assume the drugs he is taking to keep his HIV in check are affecting the balance of his mind. That's the charitable explanation. The uncharitable explanation is that he's knowingly shilling for the Wall Street criminals.
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I can only assume the drugs he is taking to keep his HIV in check are affecting the balance of his mind.


that's a rather nasty thing to say.
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that's a rather nasty thing to say.
Yes, it is. I don't like shills. What he said about the banks and car companies is nonsense.
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Obama is basically just another brand of war-monger, isn't he. Might as well put blackface on Bush and there ya go.


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WASHINGTON: The American son of the al-Qaeda militant Anwar al-Awlaki was only 16 when he was killed by a US drone in Yemen weeks after a similar strike killed his father, the youth's family says, raising fresh questions about the Obama administration's use of targeted killings as a counterterrorism tool.

Abdel-Rahman Anwar al-Awlaki was among several people killed in a missile strike near the town of Azzan in southern Yemen last Friday. US officials said the target was the Egyptian-born Ibrahim al-Banna, a senior figure in al-Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate, who also was reported killed.


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US officials ''had no idea'' Abdel-Rahman was with Banna, but ''this was a military-aged male travelling with a high-value target'', a senior Obama administration official said.

Awlaki's son, 16, killed by drone


Embarking on an endeavour that involves even the remotest possibility of the massacre of innocents is obviously morally incorrect, and this, in simple terms, is why I am against all wars. This is why it increasingly seems to me that pacificism is ultimately the only morally correct position. There is no such thing as a good war, just shades of evil.
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