No, the liberals in the big cities voted for him. Across the most of the middle of the country and is middle class America, he lost, they were simply out numbered by the takers in the big cities.
Define 'fair'. Obama has his definition, the problem is that it doesn't jive with most of the country's opinion of what is fair and what is right.
Never been on welfare, I collected two UE checks back in the mid 70's. Never been unemployed longer than 4 weeks and then only because the company filed bankruptcy and closed its doors.
Never had a checking account overdrawn or a check bounce, never have had a credit card denied. Never missed a house, car, or utility payment. I Paid my way through school and most of the daughters way through school (they had help from academic scholarships).
Had my taxes audited one time, and they ended up admitting they screwed up, not me. Spent five years in the US Navy and have an honorable discharge.
Now you know why I am a firm believer in making good decisions, when you don’t try your best to correct them and take responsibility for the ones you make, both good and bad. At birth, we all have the same opportunities to make good choices in our lives, it’s what we do with those choices that makes our lives.
I have been lucky in some ways, but I have always tried to look at all my options and do what I thought was best. It didn't always work out, but that was not an excuse for quitting.
Yep, I am helping to drain this country's coffers in spades.
As a professed man of color (doubtful) you should then realize that color knows no bounds when it comes to crime. As professed man of color you should understand crimes since the majority of the crime, particularly violent crimes in the country is committed by persons of color, and in that context, white is not a color. You want to start with Rev. Al? The man should be in jail and if he was white, he probably would be.
Wrong. I am upset because there is a lying, racist, narcissistic, corrupt, egomaniac in the office of the President. Regardless of color, this man is dangerous to this country and it future. He is not to be trusted and neither are many of his hand-selected staff. Another of his quotes on tape that he will lie and try to deny…’America is the greatest country on the planet, join me in changing it.’
If anyone thinks this man is honest; that is the personification of Country Stupid.
So now I and many others are Country Stupid for serving out country? I think that would qualify you as the king of country stupid, whatever that is.
McCain is a hero in the military sense of the word. Not many could have tolerated what he had to go through. That however, does not make him a hero in Congress. He is weak, he changes positions so fast it will make your head spin. He is not a conservative, he is barely a Republican...he is just another weak minded politician that works hard to get reelected again, and again, and again, which isn't saying much for the voting public in Arizona.
Politicians, that for the large part, have never served in the military are those lecturing the world about how they should act. If a person has information that prevent and attack, warn of an attack and in any way save lives, particularly American lives, all bets are off. This might not have been the case in previous wars fighting a country's standing army and my have agreed to the Geneva accords, but with this radical, mindless, evil, cruel bunch...they deserve no respect, no favors and certainly no special treatment.
Being forewarned that this release could create future attacks and cost American lives, and still insisting on its public release for pure political and personal gain is beyond the pale. This woman, and anyone including that idiot McCain, are traitors to this country and need to be imprisoned if not shot!
I did. I enlisted, did not get drafted, was at GITMO during the Kennedy fiasco, the civil war in the DR and volunteered for duty in Vietnam. What did you do loser?
Diane Feinstein is a criminal and should be punished as such.
There is no logical reasoning that could possibly support what she has done to this country and its intelligence networks and the cooperation of our allies in future intelligence effort. When the first member of our intelligence network dies because of her actions and of those other stupid fools on her committee, they should be jailed for treason.
The only reason for this action is a ‘scorched earth’ policy by this administration on its way out the door and of those like Diane, knowing she will likely lose her committee chair position in January and for some demented sense of power and importance on her part.
If these actions were so reprehensible, then the intelligence committee, in concert with the CIA could change the rules going forward via internal actions. What was done to these three main subjects is was less stressful than what our troops go through on a daily basis. My God, we kept them awake, threatened them, make them uncomfortable…these were enemies of the US, and were involved in actions or with people whose goal is to kill as many Americans as possible. I wouldn’t not have treated them in this way; if they had no information of value, they should have just been shot before they had an opportunity to act again. There is no respect for people that will blow themselves up in a market, church, school, or peaceful gathering while killing innocent people. They warranted worse than what they received, much worse.
From another poster, but worth reading.
Did you know that there are a reported 41MIL Black Americans in the US and 126 died at the hands of the police last year (0.00031%). Did you know there are a reported 1.5MIL police officers in the US and 46 were shot and killed last year (0.00307%). The numbers do not lie. Violence, especially gun violence, against anyone is wrong. However, the big difference with the Brown and Garner cases, police were responding to laws being violated by both men. Did you know it is reported 2,000 children die in the US each year from neglect and abuse? When there are so many other important issues to take up and let the light shine on, these two deaths are insignificant in comparison and importance than others. Stop falling for the lies being perpetrated on the Black community to inflame emotions and garner votes for culture elections. Instead MARCH for those who truly need our support and respect. March for Police Officers, our Military, the 2,000 children who die each year, the 1068 women on average who are murdered each year by their partners (0.00068%). MARCH FOR THEM!
"You never let a serious crisis go to waste" - Rahm Emanuel quotes This is the political playbook and ethical and moral high ground President Obama and his administration live by, not the rule of law and common decency.
Get out on the street day after day and when you have seen and dealt with the crimes and crazies that he police see daily and see how long it takes you to shoot when you see a gun being drawn. I'll bet your not quite as brave as you are behind this screen.
The crime the guy was committing was not major, granted, but when he resisted arrest, and as often as he had been arrested, he should have understood the risks of resistance it appears to be a very poor decision on his part. The cops also made a bad decision or two but when you consider the size of that man, a single officer is not going to get him in cuffs.
There are several ex-law enforcement and military police in my family, the crazies on the streets are why at least three of them now have different professions.
The police are not always right. The police can be overly aggressive. When you resist arrest, or attack a police officer, it is not only against the law and you have just set into play many things you cannot control, it is also stupid. Lets take the police off the streets for a week, then see how fast the citizens want the police back on the streets.
While I agree there might be some study around the standards the police officers are trained with, the idea that the 'white' police force is out to main and destroy the black population all on its own is ridiculous. Holder and Obama should be on TV telling people that violent protests and fighting with the police during protests is illegal and really a poor idea, they sit in DC and say little or nothing. Both these idiots are flaming the fire instead of preaching patience. I truly believe that Holders wants this type of conflict and Obama has the guts to slow him down or tell him to shut up.
The incidence of 'unarmed' black people being shot unjustly by the police is not as large an issue as Rev. Al and Jessie and Holder make it out to be. They simply find every case and push it on the public. Do you see protests in the streets and towns burning when a cop shots a white guy? NO! There are problems in some police departments, just as there are many problems of corruption on our government. We need to look at those that present as problems and not make everyone of them a national issue.
he mayor of NYC now wants all his cops to have more sensitivity training to learn to be better cops. When do the criminals they have arrested and were forced to kill get the same training. When do criminals that attack police or resist arrest get trained to be more 'sensitive'?
When people figure out that attacking a person with a gun, that has been trained to use that gun is a bad idea, perhaps some of this will stop. The reason that there are more blacks and Hispanics in jail out of proportion with their number of the population is not because cops are prejudiced, it is because they commit more of the crimes! Some of that is due to their poverty, which in turn is due in large part to a lack of education and marketable employment skills. Who made the decisions not to stay in school? Who made the decisions to have many more children than they could ever afford to raise? Not the cops.
When you enter a high crime area in a city and most of the population is of one color or nationality and the largest percentage of the crime committed in that area is committed by those of that color or nationality, it is really 'profiling' to suspect that someone of that color or nationality is the perpetrator?
Someday these 'gentle giants' will figured it out that you can't take on the police in a fight and win. It is stupid, it is dangerous and it is against the law. When you make bad choices you need to be prepared for the consequences. This guy did not die because he was selling black market smokes, and Brown didn't die because he robbed a store or took drugs, they both died because they attacked a police officer.
It's all about decision-making. If Brown had not come to a decision to get high, rob someone and attack a police officer he would still be alive. He made many poor decisions and they cost him. It is not the fault of the police officer that was forced to respond to Brown's poor decision making, it is Brown's fault.
The number of black young men killed by the police without provocation is miniscule in comparison to the number of black teens killed by other black teens. Where do you really think the problem is? With black teens? Correct. The truth lies with anyone that is dumb enough to take on the police when in the act of committing crimes. The police are not there to stop black teens from living, but to stop anyone from committing crimes. If you’re doing the crime, expect to pay.
The kid in Ferguson had choices. He didn't have to get high on weed that day. He didn't have to strong arm rob a local storeowner. He did not have to refuse the instructions of a police officer. He did not have to make a decision to attack that ARMED officer. He failed to make any of the correct choices in his activities that day.
The officer’s job description does not include 'to die in the line of duty'. When people choose the break the law, they must by default choose to accept the consequences of their actions and decisions. This case followed the course of the law. The facts were assembled, presented to a jury, debated, and considered. When the final decision is rendered and there is cause for concern of injustice in that decision there is an appeal process in place. The answer to not getting the decision you wanted is not violence and lawlessness. It is not the destruction of property of those not involved in any way with this incident.
They didn't get the decision they desired so they rioted and now the Justice Department is looking for another solution in search of a problem. The problem was Mike Brown.
At least a lot of the folks in Ferguson have their Christmas 'shopping' done.
Obama and Holder are doing one of several things they shouldn’t be doing. First it is looking like they are trying to start a race war in this country. Maybe if he has a reason to declare martial law he thinks he can stay in office a bit longer?
The Ferguson shooting is NOT a national priority! The number of black men shot in this country annually is a very small number in comparison to the number of black men shot by other black men. The total number of people shot by the police, armed or otherwise is a small number compared to the number of citizens shot by illegal perpetrators.
There were 11 shootings last night in a New Jersey community and none of them involved the police. Do you know what the mayors proposed solution is…more police on the streets.
Ferguson and this New Jersey mayor lay the blame of increased amounts of crime at the feet of broken families and the economy and unemployment. Who has been responsible for the economy for the past 6 years? Who was in charge as the number of out-of-work individuals climbed to the highest in history? Who keep saying he has the answers to solving our weak economy, but doesn’t resolve the problems and has put record numbers of people on welfare and disability? OBAMA.
He and holder are trying to start a race war or they are using these incidents as deflections for his failing policies and his ignorant and useless foreign policies. In survey after survey, the economy and unemployment are the major concerns of American citizens, not Ferguson, or immigration.