"Chavez - I'd vote for you and you'd vote for me!" A ringing endorsement for Obama from a fellow socialist dictator and avowed communist. If that doesn't open your eyes as to what Obama actually is than there is no hope for you.
Hunt: Barack Obama's penchant for arrogance is a bigger debate foe than Mitt Romney
Published: October 1, 2012 10:23 AM
By ALBERT R. HUNT Bloomberg News
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt
There may be only one impediment to President Barack Obama maintaining his small lead in the presidential election over the next week: arrogance.
For all the focus on the first debate between Obama and the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, in Denver on Oct. 3, history suggests these forums rarely are settled on substance; Romney and the president both are smart and cautious, not gaffe-prone. The very few game-changers in debates occur when a candidate makes a mistake or exposes an unattractive personality trait.
Obama and his top political advisers basically are contemptuous of their opponent, according to people who've spent time with the president in private. Four years ago, the Obama camp viewed John McCain as wrong for the times, but had personal respect for him.
It's different today. The president's campaign sees Romney as an out-of-touch stiff without core beliefs, willing to say or do anything for political advantage.
Fair or not, that's a derisive characterization.
It is the expression of that viewpoint, not any substantive shortcomings, that poses the greatest danger for the president in the debate. Even with a seasoned veteran, Jim Lehrer, serving as moderator, you can expect the two candidates to largely stick to their programmed views and responses. More compelling and revealing would be for the candidates to question each other in freewheeling exchanges. That is off limits.
The most seminal of the 10 presidential elections with televised debates was the first, John F. Kennedy versus Richard Nixon in 1960.
Since then, few have changed the predisposition of voters. In 2008, the Gallup polling organization examined surveys before and after all the debates. The conclusion was that the forums had "a substantive impact on election outcomes" only a few times. The 2008 election wasn't one of them.
One that did matter was the 1980 exchange between Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter just before the election. It was less because of the way Reagan framed the issues - though his line, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" remains a classic - than it was his triumph on likeability. Undecided voters saw him as sufficiently competent and they warmed to the idea of seeing him on their television screens for the next four years rather than the hectoring Carter.
The other was in 2000, when Vice President Al Gore had a lead going into the first debate. Most people who watched it, and those who heard it on the radio, gave the Democrat the clear substantive advantage over Texas Governor George W. Bush.
Why would anyone be surprised!!
Ties To Marxism
Black Theology of Liberation by Cone laid the foundation for many to embrace Marxism and a distorted self-image of the perpetual "victim." "The Christian faith does not possess in its nature the means for analyzing the structure of capitalism. Marxism as a tool of social analysis can disclose the gap between appearance and reality, and thereby help Christians to see how things really are."
This victim identity invites a distorted view of reality, fosters nihilism, and divides rather than unites.
In 1979, Cornel West offered a critical integration of Marxism and black theology in his essay, "Black Theology and Marxist Thought." West calls for "a serious dialogue between Black theologians and Marxist thinkers." In his book, West believes that by working together, Marxists and black theologians can spearhead much-needed social change for those who are victims of oppression.
Cap, you really have never accepted the fact that Obama is the president - and worse, he will probably be reelected. Simmer down, buy some good whiskey with all the money you are making in the market and just relax a bit. You are just getting yourself into a dither. In 2016 maybe the GOP can come up with a decent candidate.
U.S. Move to Give Egypt $450 Million in Aid Meets Resistance
Published: September 28, 2012 331 Comments
The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday that it would provide Egypt’s new government an emergency cash infusion of $450 million, but the aid immediately encountered resistance from a prominent lawmaker wary of foreign aid and Egypt’s new course under the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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The aid is part of the $1 billion in assistance that the Obama administration has pledged to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood after the overthrow last year of the former president, Hosni Mubarak.