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Having watched the president's 15-minute national "debt crisis" address July 25, it appears he remains adamantly tone-deaf to the will of the American people.

The 2010 mid-term elections sent a message to Congress to end the "business as usual" behavior that has been the status quo in Washington, DC. for too long.

Strangely, the president just doesn't get it.

As usual, he hears only that which he wants to hear. This presidency has been a disappointment, and the American people deserve better.

Millions of Americans anxiously waited to see if this president would be the first in history to allow our government to default on its debt, and allow America's credit rating to plunge.

Fortunately, the people have another opportunity to send a message directed to the executive branch in 2012: keep the change and goodbye!

John C. Huffman

Augusta

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rmwhitley 08/08/11 - 05:45 am
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obama gets it. he's so
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obama gets it. he's so wrapped up in his narcissism and bs that he BELIEVES he's invulnerable. I find his economic adviser, david axlerod, to be a prime example of the "peter principle". he ( speaking for obama) blames the 89 Tea Party members for the nation's credit downgrade. Congress seats 535 derierres.

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Techfan 08/08/11 - 06:15 am
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John: It wasn't the President

John: It wasn't the President pushing the country to default, it was the Republican Party. Their "my way or the highway" negiotiating stand drug, what should have been a routine vote, into a crisis.. Some said they would not raise the debt ceiling no matter what. They claimed to worry about the deficit, but would allow no tax increase, even though poll after poll has shown the American people want increased taxes on the wealthy. Now who exactly is, "adamantly tone-deaf to the will of the American people."?

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southernguy08 08/08/11 - 06:29 am
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TECH, I know you want to
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TECH, I know you want to blame everything on Republicans, but let's remember that the GOP house passed a bill that would raise the debt ceiling and address the national debt 2 weeks before the deadline, and the Dem controlled senate killed it because it contained a requirement to pass a BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. And even if it had passed, our good ole Dem president had vowed to veto it. You conveniently left that little fact out. Typical liberal tactics.

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burninater 08/08/11 - 07:23 am
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Hate to tell ya southern, but

Hate to tell ya southern, but this one's going to be blamed on the Right. Authorizing a debt ceiling increase and passing a balanced budget amendment are two separate issues. If this was such a priority, why did the Republican House wait 8 months to put it into a bill? They decided to grandstand, and now we're probably heading back into recession. They've taken abstract arguments about how Obama's macroeconomic policies are hurting our economy and replaced them with a concrete example of how the behavior of the Right has directly hurt our economy. Not the brightest candles in the room, this bunch.

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Techfan 08/08/11 - 07:29 am
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How the heck can you have a

How the heck can you have a requirment to pass an amendment? That was nothing but political tomfoolery. How are you going to require that 2/3 of the House and Senate vote on something in the future and that 3/4 of the states will ratify it (within a reasonable time)?

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allhans 08/08/11 - 08:14 am
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It is human nature to play

It is human nature to play the bame game. You can't fault the White House for muddying the water, casting dispersions at S & P, TEA Party members, Republicans. Any administration, and yes, even us regular folks will cast blame at others when things go bad. Not ALL of us, but a large number.
The public will decide who is to blame for the current situation, and I think 2012 will show exactly how the wind blows. I see no way that Obama will be elected for a second term but it is possible that he will have an opponent in his own party. That will shake things up.
On the Republican Party, Rick Perry seems to be looking better than Romney as the top man, we will see.
Interesting things to come. I plan to stay tuned and watch actions of the W.H. rather than just listen.
What most voters are wondering is why in the world liberals object to a much needed balanced budget. Ordinary folks don't get this argument.

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bushwhacker 08/08/11 - 08:09 am
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the president is following

the president is following the will of the majority which is why we must back the tea party. the republican party has grown stale in their old way of thinking.

allhans
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allhans 08/08/11 - 08:11 am
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You are a wise man

You are a wise man granddaddy. Just what is needed in this country.
There's nothing like grandpas and grandmas to keep kids on the straight and narrow.

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dichotomy 08/08/11 - 08:12 am
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No this is not a TEA Party

No this is not a TEA Party downgrade. This is an Obamacare, Obama Stimulus I and Stimulus II spending downgrade. Some will argue that it's the TEA party's fault for not raising taxes but that is what they were sent there to do.....cut spending and not raise taxes. The S&P would have taken cuts or tax hikes or any combination thereof as long is it amounted to a $4 trillion spending reduction. And the TEA party even agreed to some revenue increases by closing corporate tax loopholes and incentives. But then Obama and Reid came back and wanted even more tax increases. So who was the party of NO in this situation? I don't think you can hang this on the TEA Party when this clearly belongs to the people who rammed Obamacare and all of this spending down our throats and did not pay for it and then refused to reduce spending adequately during the deficit ceiling negotiations. Yes, Bush did not pay for the wars but we were nowhere near a credit rating downgrade until Obamacare and the Democrat's Porkulus I and II. You can point your finger at the TEA Party as much as you want but as far as I am concerned they are the first group of politicians who did not compromise on the issues of the people who elected them. More power to them and I hope we put some more of them in the Senate and the Oval Office in 2012. This downgrade, along with the economy and unemployment rate, belongs to Obama and Reid for their wild socialist spending and anti-business policies.

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Techfan 08/08/11 - 08:12 am
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Check out some the outrageous

Check out some the outrageous statements by some of the "Christian" leaders that spoke at Perry's "The Repsnse Rally" to see who he pals around with.

Techfan
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Techfan 08/08/11 - 08:14 am
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"Cindy Jacobs who explained

"Cindy Jacobs who explained earlier this year that birds were dying in large numbers because of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell:"

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allhans 08/08/11 - 08:17 am
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Techfan...Tell all, please.

Techfan...Tell all, please. I ddin't watch the rally. What did I miss?

WHO is Cindy Jacobs?

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Techfan 08/08/11 - 08:17 am
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AFA's Brian Fischer: "•held

AFA's Brian Fischer:
"•held gays responsible for the Holocaust and likened them to domestic terrorists and Nazis who are intent on committing “virtual genocide” against the military, and asserts that “homosexuals should be disqualified from public office”;
•said “we have feminized the Medal of Honor” by awarding it to a soldier who saved his fellow combatants rather than killing enemies;
•demanded all immigrants “convert to Christianity” and renounce their religions;
•asserted that Muslims have “no fundamental First Amendment claims” and should be banned from building mosques and deported from the US, adding that Muslims are inherently stupid as a result of inbreeding;
•claimed African American women “rut like rabbits” due to welfare and that Native Americans are “morally disqualified” from living in America because they didn’t convert to Christianity and were consequently cursed by God with alcoholism and poverty;
•said that the anti-Muslim manifesto of the right-wing Christian terrorist who killed dozens in Norway was “accurate.”

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allhans 08/08/11 - 08:19 am
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Techfan..so your problem is

Techfan..so your problem is with one person. BTW, I never heard of him, either.

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Techfan 08/08/11 - 08:19 am
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John Hagee: "•claimed that

John Hagee:
"•claimed that God sent Hitler to be a “hunter” of Jews to usher in the establishment of Israel and “do God’s work,” lamenting that Jews are no longer “spiritually alive.”
•referred to the Catholic Church as ‘The Great Whore,’ an ‘apostate church,’ the ‘anti-Christ,’ and a ‘false cult system.’
•believes that Hurricane Katrina “looked like the curse of God” and ravaged New Orleans in order to stop a “homosexual rally” and punish the city’s high “level of sin.”
•said that if gay marriage becomes legal “you can kiss this country goodbye,” alleged that the US is “rebirthing Sodom and Gomorrah,” and demanded that the government stop funding AIDS research and treatment to stop benefiting a “sinful lifestyle.”
•demands that “wives submit yourselves to your husbands” and said that the “husband has a God-given role as leader of your home.”
•said that God won’t allow the United States to win wars anymore because “we have allowed the worship of Satanism in the U.S. military.”

Techfan
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Techfan 08/08/11 - 08:21 am
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Also look up Seven Mountains

Also look up Seven Mountains Dominionism.

allhans
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allhans 08/08/11 - 08:22 am
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Oh. heck. I thought they

Oh. heck. I thought they were talking like liberals or something.

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justthefacts 08/08/11 - 08:25 am
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"•demands that “wives submit

"•demands that “wives submit yourselves to your husbands” and said that the “husband has a God-given role as leader of your home.” I like that one!!

Techfan
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Techfan 08/08/11 - 08:29 am
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Yeah, everyone should go home

Yeah, everyone should go home and tell that to his wife. It should be interesting.

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Techfan 08/08/11 - 08:30 am
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Also look up the nuts at IHOP

Also look up the nuts at IHOP (not the pancake place).

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Techfan 08/08/11 - 08:34 am
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•Rob Schenk, an anti-choice

•Rob Schenk, an anti-choice extremist who was once arrested for throwing a fetus in the face of President Clinton, and who allegedly had ties with the murderer of abortion provider Dr. Barnett Slepian.
•Loren Cunningham, who is working to mobilize support for the rally is a co-founder of the radical “Seven Mountains Dominionist” ideology. Cunningham says that he received the “seven mountains” idea, which holds that evangelical Christians must take hold of all aspects of society in order to pave the way for the Second Coming, in a message directly from God.
•Doug Stringer, The Response's National Church and Ministry Mobilization Coordinator, who blamed American secularism and the increased acceptance of homosexuality for the 9/11 attacks, saying “It was our choice to ask God not to be in our every day lives and not to be present in our land.”
•Cindy Jacobs, self-proclaimed “prophet” and endorser of The Response, who famously insisted that birds were dying in Arkansas earlier this year because of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
•C. Peter Wagner, an official endorser of The Response, is one of the most prominent leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation, a controversial movement whose followers believe they are prophets and apostles on par with Christ himself (other adherents include Engle, Jacobs and Anh). Wagner has advocated burning Catholic, Mormon and non-Christian religious objects. He blamed the Japanese stock market crash and later the devastating earthquake and tsunami in the country on a traditional ritual in which the emperor supposedly has “sexual intercourse” with the pagan Sun Goddess.
•Che Ahn, a mentor of John Hagee and official endorser of The Response, who endorses “Seven Mountains” dominionism and compares the fight against gay rights to the fight against slavery.
•John Benefiel, a self-proclaimed "apostle" and official endorser of The Response, who claims the Statue of Liberty is a "demonic idol" and that homosexuality is a plot cooked up by the Illuminati to control the world's population, and that he renamed the District of Columbia the “District of Christ” because he has “more authority than the U.S. Congress does.”
•James “Jay” Swallow, official endorser of the rally, who calls himself a “spiritual warrior” and hosts “Strategic Warriors At Training (SWAT): A Christian Military Training Camp for the purpose of dealing with the occult and territorial enemy strong holds in America.”
•Alice Smith, who advocates "spiritual housecleaning" because demons "sneak into" homes through everyday objects.
•Willie Wooten, a self-proclaimed “apostle” who claims that God is punishing the African American community for supporting gay rights, reproductive freedom and the Democratic Party.
•Pastor Stephen Broden – Broden, an endorser of The Response, has repeatedly insisted that a violent overthrow of the U.S. government must remain “on the table.”
•Timothy F. Johnson – Johnson, a former vice-chairman of the North Carolina GOP, was elected to that post despite two domestic violence convictions and still unresolved questions about his military service and educational record.

•Alice Patterson – Patterson, a member of The Response's leadership team, insists that the Democratic Party is controlled by a "demonic structure."

Techfan
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Techfan 08/08/11 - 08:38 am
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These are some of the folks

These are some of the folks Perry had at his rally. Nuts, scary nuts. And it sounds like some dangerous nuts.

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justthefacts 08/08/11 - 08:45 am
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I may not be able to sleep

I may not be able to sleep tonight.

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seenitB4 08/08/11 - 09:05 am
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Well some of these folks seem

Well some of these folks seem a little nutty.....especially the quote that all women should submit to their husbands at all times....don't think the females are going to buy into that..

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Granddaddy John 08/08/11 - 09:06 am
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Techfan-You are just really
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Techfan-You are just really upset because Odumber is going down faster than the TITANIC,also their was a quote that God couldn't even sink the Titanic,enough said.And no not senile, just prepaired.

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Chillen 08/08/11 - 09:08 am
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I'll bet that the community

I'll bet that the community organizer isn't tone deaf to S & P. In fact, one has to wonder if he's silently & secretly celebrating. His clear aim was to "fundamentally transform the United States of America". Mission accomplished.

Even more alarming is this debt ceiling issue which has given obama access to TWO trillion dollars to spend & redistribute as he sees fit. Want to bet that his progressive pals & unions will be the chief benefitors of this money? That way when things totally collapse ecnomically, they will be all set up. Those of us who actually pay taxes will be the ones to pay for their comfort & security.

Thanks sheeple, for voting in the worst president in U.S. history, a president who, through massive spending & wealth redistrubution programs, lost us our century long AAA rating.

Perhaps you will wise up and choose more carefully in 2012. Four more years of obama would be a total disaster for this nation, it's citizens and the world. That should be crystal clear to all patriotic Americans by now.

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hounddog 08/08/11 - 09:17 am
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Techfan, ‘Nuts, scary nuts.
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Techfan, ‘Nuts, scary nuts. And it sounds like some dangerous nuts.’
Maybe but anything is better than the community organizer who hung out with REAL terrorist like Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn. And don’t forget the Rev. who said, ‘NO, NO Not god bless American but god dam America.’ Perry looks great when compared to trash like that.

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Granddaddy John 08/08/11 - 09:17 am
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Chillen-Not Tehfan he's on
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Chillen-Not Tehfan he's on his knees in front of his 8x10 of Odumber.

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burninater 08/08/11 - 09:21 am
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Tech, it isn't just Muslims,

Tech, it isn't just Muslims, the AFA says First Amendment protections don't apply to ANY non-Christian religion.

The more the Right allies itself with severely intolerant groups like this, the less believable it becomes that a return to fiscal responsibility, after the spending debacles overseen by their last 3 presidents, is their primary goal. Irresponsible spending AND violent hostility towards anything they don't agree with? Good luck with that.

A candidate with a record of controlled spending and a public denunciation of Breivikian attitudes like the AFA's would be difficult for the Dems to beat. It remains to be seen if the Right can show enough self-control to nominate such a candidate. Their continuing slide towards pandering to extremist ideologues makes it pretty doubtful this time around.

We're not going to get spending under control if we're more concerned about apocalyptic ravings of unmedicated paranoiacs.

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Willow Bailey 08/08/11 - 10:01 am
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Nuts or Chicago crooks,

Nuts or Chicago crooks, what's the difference? Just balance the budget, please.

The more either side can get the people off track, the less responsibility they have to take for doing their jobs. Just balance the budget, please.

Why don't we as a country just say we are sick of all politicians and their agendas; just balance the budget, please.

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