'Phony' indignation

Obama dishonors office, insults you, with cynical scandal claim

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Words cannot approach the point of describing our profound and fathomless contempt for this White House’s cynical attempt to brand its many outrageous scandals as “phony.”

It’s simply one of the lowest ebbs in presidential history.

Someone somewhere in the dark recesses of this administration – perhaps the same person who wrote the fairy tale about the video protest in Benghazi that supposedly took place (but never did) before four Americans were killed there – concocted without doubt the most contemptuous talking point ever.

The president’s marionette Jay Carney might be laughed off for such pitiable mockery, but the president lowered himself to that level as well.

Phony, Mr. President? Phony? How dare you, sir. You debase the highest office in the land.

A slain Border Patrol agent – murdered as a result of your administration’s “Fast and Furious” scandal, in which your minions purposely let high-powered weapons “walk” into the hands of ultra-violent drug cartels? Then a cover-up, stretching to the president himself?

Tell the family of Brian Terry that it’s a “phony” scandal.

An unforgivable failure of security when terrorists attacked our outpost in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9-11 last year and killed four Americans – and then that fairy tale that an anti-Islam Internet video caused it? Then a cover-up to protect whoever fabricated that bald-faced lie?

Tell the families of the Benghazi dead and wounded that it’s a “phony” scandal.

A naked partisan political attack by the IRS on conservative groups, harassing and stonewalling them for several years – at just the right time to diminish their effectiveness before the 2012 election?

Ask the many good, patriotic Americans who took time out of their lives and their livelihoods to contribute to their country’s civic and financial health – and had their country smack them down for their trouble – if this is a “phony” scandal.

When Barack Obama did it, “community organizing” was nearly worthy of canonization. Now, when conservatives do it, they’re an enemy to be stopped by any means necessary – including the politicization of just about every federal agency on record.

Then there’s the Department of Justice spying on news organizations and the National Security Agency spying on all Americans. The latter has become an international scandal, with European leaders jittery and Europeans angry and in the streets. Ask them if it’s a “phony” scandal.

It’s worth noting that any of these scandals by themselves, in any other presidency, would have been stand-alone disasters that might have proved fatal to the administration.

Not with this crew. There are just so many insults and outrages emanating from this condescending crowd that the scandals are hard to keep track of and to keep forefront.

Fact is, they’re banking on that, as well as on our fast-paced distracted living, on a disinterested lapdog liberal media, and on the mere passage of time to help them get away with all these blatant affronts to your intelligence.

The only thing transparent about this self-described “most transparent administration ever” is the increasingly
petulant, insulting manner in which it stoops to slap Americans in the face.

The only phony aspect of this is the beyond-offensive talking points coming out of this White House.

“My son is dead. How could that be phony?” says Patricia Smith, whose son Sean died in the Benghazi attack.

That massive thud you hear is this country hitting a new low.

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KSL
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KSL 08/01/13 - 01:02 am
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Pretty well sums up my

Pretty well sums up my contempt for this administration.

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 08/01/13 - 03:32 am
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You nailed it ACES

Is there an area in this administration that hasn't been wreaked by a scandal? Does anyone doubt that most, if not all, have been perpetrated for either political purposes or a simple lust for power? While Obama’s bureaucracy heads may share the same philosophies and might do these scandalous things themselves, it is Obama who is the lynchpin in all of them. He is responsible, directly or indirectly, for each of them.

Early in these scandals, he called them “outrageous” and “unacceptable”. Now, he has the effrontery to call them “phony”.

Some of these ‘phony’ scandals by themselves merit impeachment investigations, but collectively … (sorry, I can’t think of sufficient words).

That so many people, according to polls, proclaim to dislike Obama’s policies and actions, but can’t seem to connect them to Obama is astonishing. ‘Slick Willie’ doesn’t hold a candle to Obama in this regard.

His phony indignation is laughable and his narcissism is nauseating.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/01/13 - 06:49 am
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I say anytime the Democrats

I say anytime the Democrats bring up any issue, we simply call it a phony scandal and ignore them. But, seriously, this was an orchestrated answer (kind of a non-talking point, ha) the administration and their lackey media have decided to use for ALL the embarrassing, tragic mistakes the administration has made.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 08/01/13 - 07:09 am
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People die in a war zone.

People die in a war zone. People die during undercover operations trying to take down drug lords and drug running operations WHERE IN THE HE** WAS ANY OF THIS PHONY INDIGNATION BY THE CHRONICLE WHEN WE ENDED UP IN TWO WARS THAT HAVE KILLED THOUSANDS, AND WOUNDED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS PLUS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CIVILIANS? Did you finally grow a conscience? That's doubtful since you don't mention NSA surveillance of Americans that we know goes back to at least 2006. Then there's there 800 pound gorilla in the room, The Patriot Act, passed by an administration the Chronicle liked to give free passes, that made much of this possible. I recall those of us on the left who argued against its intrusiveness and its Unconstitutionality that we were supporters of the terrorists and that we hated America. We shouldn't have to worry unless we have something to hide or breaking the law and that it makes us safe. Does the same standard apply to the right wing? Why do you hate America? What are you hiding? What criminal activities are you hiding? By God Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, and all of the neocons that lied usinto war (still waiting on the candy and flowers and dirt cheap oil) need to be dragged from their beds and held accountable. We could waste billions and years having hearing after hearing and looking ubder every desk for some perceived or made up scandal, or we could get on with governing and running the country. That's what the Democrats did. As much ill will as there was towards the Bush administration, they let it lie and started governing and looking out for thebest interests of the people. The GOP gains the House and they have a meeting and agree to block everything and compromise on nothing nothing before the inauguration is even held. Issa was drawing up his dream list of investigations even before the elections. They've lied through their teeth and hope the worthless corporate media won't call them on it (and they seldom do). If the Chronicle wants to whine, at least go in order. Finish the lying about entry into the wars, the Patriot Act, previous NSA spying on Americans, Operation Wide Receiver (You know, the Bush administration plan they never mention that Fast anf Furious was based on.), and then ann of the other tragedies at diplomatic missions where we've had someone killed. If you cover each per individually, that's going to take a while just to sift through Reagan's record. Oh well, we can always invade Grenada instead.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/01/13 - 07:16 am
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Ah yes moral relativism.

Ah yes moral relativism. Because everyone has erred it's OK for Obama to do it. I guess that's why it keeps happening UH?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/01/13 - 07:17 am
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Phony Scandals

Bod is just bringing up phony scandals.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/01/13 - 07:29 am
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The phony for sure is

The phony for sure is Obama-Mr. I'm not like the rest of these politicians. Mr. It's Not My Fault Bush Did It. Mr. "Present" which is all he has been. Mr Phony Scandals. Mr. Racist. Mr. I'm intelligent-boy that's a whopper. Mr. Liar. Mr.I was born in AFrica-Mr. I wasn't born in Africa. Oh I forgot the Liar part. Mr. I'm Black not White. Mr.I hate Whites-you know how the typical white is. -Mr.Racist.
Gosh I didn't realize there was a typical white man, black man, Asian man, Hispanic man. Typical.
There we go Moral Relativism.
Bod since you are riding the ACES case. How come you were silent when the Dems wasted time and money on investigation after investigation of Bush-100 subpoenas. Go after Attorney General for Bush OK. Obama Bad. Gee that seems relative. So you can go after Bush for phony scandals but not the Obama for his phony scandals.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 08/01/13 - 07:30 am
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it's the "other" N word

narcissism
they simply think they're better
and anyone who doesn't, well, that makes them less for thinking so
oh, and bod, by the way, your loving DEMOCRATS voted
FOR THE WAR!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/01/13 - 07:39 am
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Funny the Dems hated the

Funny the Dems hated the Patriot Act and voted against it -except Obama. Now suddenly the Dems like it. Hmmmmmmm.
Now we are seeing the abuse of the Patriot Act and all the fears were real. Now with the NSA scandal we see Congress-both Dems and Rep question this abuse.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/01/13 - 07:42 am
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Well since we can't

Well since we can't investigate phony scandal anymore, we need to let Bush be prez again to make up for all the phony scandal investigations he endured making him a lame duck president. You have to be fair.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/01/13 - 07:47 am
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Like the phony I called

Like the phony I called Benghazi a terror attack. Yep inferred once then you repeatedly stated it was because of the internet video. Even went before the UN with the mantra. Now that is about as phony as you can get. And the phony-we will hold these people accountable. Yet news reporters go and talk to eye witnesses find valuable evidence, but the American govt can't seem to do it. How many times have we heard the economy is my top priority.

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deestafford 08/01/13 - 08:11 am
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I'm just very thankful we have an editorial section in our local

paper, the Augusta Chronicle, that unlike the lame stream media loves America and is willing to stand up against leftists and statists no matter where they are.

As far as Bod goes, I think the ACE should do two things: First, make Bod the honorary local minister of disinformation. Second, find the source of his drinking water because there's definitely something funny in it.

deestafford
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deestafford 08/01/13 - 08:15 am
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Everyone should make sure they read today's Dr Walter

Williams' column on the ACE page. I wish more blacks, especially in the "information" media would read it because they are wanting to deny the sources and solutions of their problem.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 08/01/13 - 08:27 am
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Apparently Bod has a problem
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Apparently Bod has a problem telling the difference between a war zone and a consulate.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 08/01/13 - 08:28 am
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"Phony"

Maybe he said that because he just read about the group that Ginni Thomas is part of that was taped regarding their efforts to lean on Issa and the House Speaker to keep whipping up Benghazi.

They couldn't give a flip that people gave their lives in service to USA, if they did they would focus on recommending how to better secure embassies. I read most of the report by Pickering and others, too bad Issa didn't want to hear about. No offense, but Ray Charles could "see" what is going on here.

Again, Issa is to blame for this "phony" scandal dismissal by many of the public. No one can have credibility when they announce that the White House was involved. Not that we will investigate and let the info dictate where we go next. It was more let's make the info fit our narrative.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 08/01/13 - 08:28 am
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Deestafford....Bod won't
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Deestafford....Bod won't answer any questions you ask, or back up statements with documented facts.....it's always just hit and run.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 08/01/13 - 08:33 am
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So Truthmatters....if we stop
Unpublished

So Truthmatters....if we stop investigating it, then it didn't happen? Maybe Issa is being leaned on, because they don't want the president to be successful in making people just forget about it. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 08/01/13 - 08:39 am
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Disdain

True story: Parent spoke to me once about concerns that her child's teacher NEVER had one positive thing to say about the child. I remember thinking that a teacher who has so little objectivity that she or he can not find ONE single positive thing about a first grader, has in my opinion, a troubling pathology that says more about the teacher than the student.

With all due respect, I understand the role of an opinion column, but I could take the ACES serious if they ever demonstrated an modicum of fairness and less hypocrisy in how they assess administrations. In short, the diatribe here says more about the writers than the Man who is the object of their disdain.

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soapy_725 08/01/13 - 08:44 am
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Our Marxist Dictator speaks again. "Hail OB, Hail OB"
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Our Marxist Dictator speaks again. "Hail OB, Hail OB"

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/01/13 - 09:02 am
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The Responsibly of Local and National Media

Over the last few days the media was involved in a media press release concerning facts about a National Child Prostitution Bust.

We see high profile agency actions around budget time every year. As different agencies look for a way to retain, or increase their budget. Because $$$$$ to spend is power to bureaucrats and various agencies.

The Issue We face
Has our Media inadvertently become part of the Federal Media Agency? It seems more and more media and press outlets are slipping into the role of a Federally operated information / propaganda system. They do this by just re-posting what is fed to them in press releases as gospel. Or not having sources to verify the info due bureaucratic restrictions.

The Child Prostitution Busts is but one recent example. The headline, content and provided facts were a media release almost verbatim. Which many readers quickly determined were not applicable to the CSRA, let alone Augusta. But during the correction cycle many were lead to believe that Augusta was responsible for 9% of the National arrests for Child Prostitution, while there were NONE.

But we all share in this problem to some extent. Because we have all somewhat grown into NEWS and Information addicts and we fed the demand for a 24 hour NEWS cycle.

Local Media It is no longer a morning and evening paper local TV news shows a day. We are actively surfing the net and multiple media sites for more and more info. An we all form opinions based on facts presented by others to us, if we were not on the scene of the incident.

An for Local media to be relevant, it must rush to be the 1st.
So every media outlet is fighting to be 1st every minute 24/7to
gain our attention, so as to increase their Ad rates.

Sure Hot NEWS needs to be disseminated quickly and as widely as possible. Sure we want NEWS at a touch. But when NEWS can give a the Golf City of the World an International Blackeye, maybe it is time slow it down and local fact check info being provided in the "Official" press releases.

Yes Headlines need to be catchy, but they also need to be
representative of the facts as they pertain to Article and ARC.

We don't need Headlines that read "Possible Rabid Animal Savagely Attacks Local Child", when a 17 y/o is nipped by Pekingese 1 month out of date rabies tag.

Remember any Press Releases is nothing more than just 1 side of the story. An it would do everyone good to remember there
usually 3 sides to a story. His theirs and with the 3rd being
the facts.

So when you read "Phony Scandal" News-Speak bites, or any Official Press Release, remember they wrote it to make situation look better than they are faced with.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 08/01/13 - 08:58 am
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"I could take the ACES
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"I could take the ACES serious if they ever demonstrated an (sic) modicum of fairness and less hypocrisy in how they assess administrations."

What have they printed that is unfair?

carcraft
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carcraft 08/01/13 - 09:12 am
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I love when LIberals throw out "two wars"

Liberals act as if the death of over 2,000 American citizens on US soil is not a caouse to go to war. Afganistan was required and needed. We can argue abour Iraq. I wonder how the current liberal/ progressives would react to 9-11? Perhaps declare it a criminal act like Clinton did to the 1st bombing of the World Trade center, the bombing of two Embassies in Africa, Bombing of the USS Cole, and Kobar Towers? Obama did not give the military the troops abd resources requested in Afganistan so we are cutting and running.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/01/13 - 09:15 am
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The Top "Phony Scandals"

"Phony Scandals" by Politico (not a right wing media group)
http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2013/05/top-5-obama-scandal-res...

YAHOO VOTE QUESTION
What is your Favorite Obama Administration Scandal among their 12 Major Scandals to date ?

A) Release of Large Amount of Classified National Security Information to Hollywood Director making film glorifying Obama Scandal

B) Failure to continue Prosecute on the Federal Indictment of Indicted New Black Panther Party Thugs Scandal

C) Fast & Furious Assault Weapons to Mexican Drug Dealers who murdered 1 US Border Agent + 104 Mexican Citizens with these Weapons Scandal

D) IRS Targeting Conservative Groups disagreeing with Obama Scandal

E) Billions of Dollars given by Obama to Obama's campaign contributor cronies at dozens of ' green companies ' IE Solyndra, Ener1, Beacon Power, First Solar, etc. which all declared bankruptcy within 90 days of receiving Billions given by Obama against the Advice of his Own Advisors Scandal

F) Illegal Subpoena of AP Phone Records Scandal

G) Death of 4 Benghazi Americans after Obama refused to allow any military rescue mission and/or defensive action which Obama tried to cover-up by first blaming an obscure video on and later blaming inadequate security guards on Scandal

H) Illegal ACORN Voter Registration of Deceased and Ficticious Democratic Voters Scandal

I) Obama Treasury Head Appointee Tim Geithner revealed as Tax Cheat resigning in disgrace Scandal

J) Obama Appointee/ Government Lecturer Van Jones revealed as admitted Communist /Anti-White Racist Scandal

K) Obama's Mentors revealed as Anti-White Racist Friend Jeremiah Wright who made Racist Anti-USA sermons who married the Obama's, baptized their daughters and spouted Anti-USA + Anti-White sermons which the Obama's listened to for 20 years who mentored Obama's Political Career at the home of Obama's Friend, Weatherman Bomber Bill Ayers Scandal

L) Obama pushed incumbent off Democratic Ticket running unopposed as Illinois State Senator in 1995 on the New Party Ticket which was the Chicago Branch of the Democratic Socialists of America which Obama was a card carrying member of Scandal
* In 2008 Obama was endorsed by

1) Communist Party USA & it's Leader Sam Webb
2) Louis Farrakhan & the Nation of Islam ( who acted as paid " security guards " for Obama )
3) New Black Panther Party
4) Convicted Chicago Slumlord Tony Rezko who sold Chicago ho,e to Obama at 100K below ' fair market value ' after Senator Obama got Rezjo hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money
5) The Muslim American Society
6) Democratic Socialists of America
7) Hatem EL Hady - Official Obama Fundraiser who was implicated in UK Bombing and whose Baltimore Office was raided & closed by US Federal Agents who seized Terrorist Funds
8) Weatherman Bomber, Bill Ayers
9) Socialist Party USA
10) MuslimsforOabama.com
11) " Marxists/ Socialists/ Communists for Obama "
12) Fidel Castro
13) Hamas

carcraft
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carcraft 08/01/13 - 09:15 am
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Teh Ambassador to Lybia

Teh Ambassador to Lybia requested more security and it was clear that the situation was deteriorating, the British has pulled out etc. Hillery Clinton could not defend one embassy in Africa and trying to find out why is creating a phony scandal? The Scandal is the lying to cover the mess up!

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RMSHEFF 08/01/13 - 09:16 am
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Truth Matters

Why don't you comment on the truthfulness of the ACES letter. Liberals always want to look back at some event in the past they feel was unfair and use it to discredit the facts at hand based on fairness. Is THIS accurate or not?

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 08/01/13 - 09:19 am
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the only phonies are the

the only phonies are the liars obumler, hilliary, rice ,holder etc...who continually lie in public and to oversite congressional committes.. constitutionally known as check and balances ...holder should be in jail, hilliary and obumler should be impeached...oh i forgot hilliary jumped ship with the rest of the rats...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/01/13 - 09:30 am
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Just tell the truth when it matters

For example on this..

Death of 4 Benghazi Americans after Obama refused to allow any military rescue mission and/or defensive action which Obama tried to cover-up by first blaming an obscure video on and later blaming inadequate security guards on Scandal

When I saw the coverup on the Sunday talk shows ..I though OMG...I can see she is covering up "something"....it was a blatant lie & sooo obvious...she could never get an acting job!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/01/13 - 09:35 am
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Shame on
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y'all for even thinking that Kenyan in the White House cares a thing about what y'all think.

allhans
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allhans 08/01/13 - 10:32 am
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And in spite of all this

And in spite of all this Hillary is set to be the next leader of the not-as-free world. The visit to Obama - then to Biden - getting their assurance that she will have no competition and can look squeaky clean when the campaigning begins.
I would look to see a good Republican candidate oppose her but that will not happen. These talk radio folks won't shut up so there it goes..

Lou Stewall
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Lou Stewall 08/01/13 - 10:48 am
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Freedom of Speech

Here's the biggest scandal: Obama stood before the UN and condemned the video. He said the "prophet" Mohammed, (i.e. Satan), should not be insulted, SIX TIMES!
He and Hill-Dog purchased $65K worth of TV ads in Pakistan to grovel before their population, denying association with the video and again condemning anyone who would insult Islam.
Impeach Obama for failure to uphold our Constitutional right to freedom of speech: his sworn duty.
Waiting for Sean Moore to take down this "offensive" post. So much for freedom of speech.

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