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181 days ago.
by absolem
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Racial Group Guilt

This is just to gauge how you feel about racial group guilt when it comes to politics and cultural topics. Has the media or any organization ever made you feel that you couldn't debate about the topic of race because of the specific race you belong to?

 
 

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Ohwiseone

And lest we forget , Obama was elected twice by landslide so apparently people were ready for change but the republicans weren't !

Posted 192 days ago.

Stillhere

Obama was elected b/c people didn't want another McSame

Does it make you sound brighter to twist a POW name into something disrespectful?

Ok I said I can buy that the other guy was less desirable but what about my question? Still ducking it?

Posted 192 days ago.

Ohwiseone

And that is just part of the problem the republicans have had with this president ! And the American people did not expect the total obstruction pulled by the republiduds !They thought that there would at least be respect for the office and not the absolute demonization from the right !

Posted 192 days ago.

NasCarNut

Notice I say dark skinned, he is half white let us not forget

makes no difference to me what color, but apparently it does you...one reason Obama is not liked by many, imo...

Posted 192 days ago.

NasCarNut

Obama was elected b/c people didn't want another McSame (bush) and the fact that he chose dingbat palin for vp...wtf was he thinking??...

Posted 192 days ago.

Stillhere

Notice I say dark skinned, he is half white let us not forget

Posted 192 days ago.

Stillhere

Being dark skinned was a great advantage and continues to be, no one called bush haters like you racist did they?

Posted 192 days ago.

Stillhere

Nice non answer btw. Facts are tough I realize, Why did obama tout his candidacy as "historic?" What do you suppose he meant by that???? You think if he were white he would have beaten Hillary???? Really?

Posted 192 days ago.

NasCarNut

when did being black become an advantage in america, especially in politics??... 

Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Conneticut... not many black people in any of those states he won...

Posted 192 days ago.

Stillhere

If you beleive that obamas election (twice) translates into the will of the people, what do you make of the republican landslide in nov?

Posted 192 days ago.

Stillhere

Hmmm that dog won't hunt NASCAR, they wanted the black guy, or they didn't want the other guy, ok I can go with that. However, Obama famously said "make no mistake, my policies are on the ballot ". OOPS I guess they were!

Posted 192 days ago.

NasCarNut

If the American people WANTED Obamas agenda, 

Apparently they did, they voted him into office Twice!!...

Posted 192 days ago.

Kunectdots

Stillhere - I think ohwiseone understands that. He, for whatever reason, likes to argue from a point that is illogical at best.

On the other hand, I KNOW Obama understands it. He is playing a No More Mister Nice Guy game from the WH with our political landscape, trying to do as much damage as he can with a limited amount of time to do it in. That, I believe, is his motivation to ballyhoo about matters he wants to shove down our throats with rhetorical promotion of "We can't wait" and "It's the right thing to do".

I still believe the guy has a deep-set ambition to see that he is not displaced from power, at least by the conventional means of succession, come January 2017.

He likes his power and flaunting of undue Executive power too much not consider using societal chaos to remain in power. Even IF that chaos has to be artificially induced (IMO).

Posted 192 days ago.

Stillhere

The country tends to swing from one side to the other and the swing has been away from the left for the last couple of cycles. Why do you feel that they republicans are obstructing but Harry Ried and Nancy Pelosi were not?

Posted 193 days ago.

Stillhere

If the American people WANTED Obamas agenda, why did they take congress and a butt load of state legislatures and governorships from his party?

Posted 193 days ago.

Stillhere

So NASCAR, do you deny that the electorate indeed placed those representatives into office to do that very thing?

Posted 193 days ago.

NasCarNut

s it turns out, Republican majorities voted seven times to raise the debt ceiling under President Bush and the current GOP leadership team voted a combined 19 times to bump the debt limit $4 trillion during his tenure. (That vote tally included a "clean" debt ceiling increase in 2004, backed by 98 current House Republicans and 31 sitting GOP Senators.)

Of course, they had to. After all, the two unfunded wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the budget-busting Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 (the first war-time tax cut in modern U.S. history) and the Medicare prescription drug program drained the U.S. Treasury. Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Eric Cantor voted for all of it.

Posted 193 days ago.

NasCarNut

The political scientist Barbara Sinclair has done the math. In the 1960s, she finds, "extended-debate-related problems" -- threatened or actual filibusters -- affected only 8 percent of major legislation. By the 1980s, that had risen to 27 percent. But after Democrats retook control of Congress in 2006 and Republicans found themselves in the minority, it soared to 70 percent.

Posted 193 days ago.

NasCarNut

As even Robert Samuelson (no friend of Democrats) acknowledged, "From 2003 to 2006, when Republicans controlled the Senate, they filed cloture 130 times to break Democratic filibusters. Since 2007, when Democrats took charge, they've filed 257 cloture motions." The Senate's own records reveal obstructionism is the new normal for Republicans.

Posted 193 days ago.

Stillhere

Absolem you make a valid point, the house republicans were elected to obstruct a socialist agenda, it's THIER duty to represent those that sent them to Washington. Just as Bernie Sanders represents the whacky lefties that send him to office, would anyone expect him to compromise on a tax cut or would he be called obstructionist for voting against it?

Posted 193 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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