Four more years of this?

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Albert Einstein is credited with defining insanity as doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. I can’t help but think of our country when I read that quote.

Did the 51 percent of voters back on Nov. 6 really think that, by voting for Barack Obama, they would get different results? Maybe, just to be fair, they thought that he had just “inherited” such a mess, that he needed four more years to get the country back on track, and that he was trying – working so hard that he had to take frequent vacations.

Probably not all of his voters expected different results. Many of those who voted for Obama wanted the same results:

• four more years of government subsidies and giveaways;

• four more years of the decline of a once-great country (he said he was going to fundamentally transform America, and he is – and we’re allowing him to do it!);

• feeling the pain of Obamacare;

• four more years of wasted taxpayers’ money on experiments in the field of alternative energy (Solyndra, for example);

• four more years of cover-ups (Benghazi comes to mind – but probably not for many, thanks to biased media);

• four more years of an empty-suit style of so-called leadership (but he looks so cool, and that’s what’s important in America these days);

• four more years of saying one thing and doing another (saying he wouldn’t raise taxes during a recession; well, we’re still in a recession);

• four more years of the worst economy in my lifetime;

• four more years of the value of the dollar continuing to go down;

• four more years of higher gas prices because of the Obama administration’s energy policies;

• four more years of nebulous hogwash that I don’t have time to list in this letter.

Maybe I was incorrect in my original hypothesis. The majority of our voters are not insane. When they voted for Obama, apparently they expected the same results. And they are getting them! Worse than that, the rest of us are, too!

John Gordy

Louisville

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Young Fred
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Young Fred 05/04/13 - 03:08 am
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I've asked myself this

I've asked myself this question many times.

There's only a couple answers that make “sense”. (of course “sense” is realitive)

The FACT IS being informed is at the very least a part time job.

Gone are the days of perusing the local paper and catching the 6:00 clock news in order to be informed.

Everything single thing you hear, everything you read, everything you experience is scripted. Most people don't have the time nor inclination to find multiple sources: and that is a shame. It's also what certain “parties” are counting on!

carcraft
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carcraft 05/04/13 - 04:51 am
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Well even those that supported Obama care are bailing out

Obama care is headed for a train wreck because it is being put in place by people with no executive experience pushing a political agenda instead of actually trying to reform health care. There isn't enough money to implement it ($1.6 BILLION dollars were appropriated but it is going to now cost $5-10 BILLION). States that refused to put the health care exchanges in are causing federal delays. Money is being shuffled from federally funded state programs to Obama care costing states more money. Instead of bending the cost of health Obama care has actually increased the cost for citizens. The form for those that cannot afford health insurance is 6 pages long and will be coordinated with the IRS. If you are poor and screw up on either your IRS form or health care form it could cost you on tax refunds or earned income tax credits. The cost of the program is hitting the lower middle income and working poor hardest. Max Baucus from Montana faces such stiff head wind in Montana because of Obama care that he will not seek re-election and is now warning what is coming because of Obama care. Baucus was one of the chief architects of Obama care. He who laughs last laughs best!

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 05/04/13 - 05:51 am
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Don't forget 4 more years of
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Don't forget 4 more years of record high DOW and SSP. I don't know if I'll be able to take it.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/04/13 - 05:58 am
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You have to give John credit.

You have to give John credit. He admits to filling his letters with "nebulous hogwash".

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/04/13 - 07:17 am
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Losing support

Even his fans are starting to see it. Big controversy around Morehouse's baccalaureate ceremony. Seems, a prominent Baptist minister went off the reservation and criticized the "great" one. So, he is being punished. Freedom of speech?? You won't hear much about it. The MSM does a fine job od covering up their mistakes. But, the truth is hard to cover up forever.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/04/13 - 08:03 am
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About Obamacare

Those currently on some type of government assistance for medical care will see a big reduction in the care they receive once this thing is up and running. Those who currently pay for care will be paying more. This is going to be interesting.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/04/13 - 09:38 am
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Don't forget 4 more years of record high DOW and SSP.

Since when is a "record high DOW" a good thing to Liberal Progressives. Under George Bush the high stock market was an Anathema. It was seen as those evil rich republicans becoming even richer. I would warn that this rally is build on Federal spending and is NOT sustainable. The media is building an illusion by reporting economic recovery is continuing because the unemployment rate dropped to 7.5% on friday. The low information voters are buying into this deception that happy days are here again. What you don't hear is that the unemployment under George Bush never exceeded 7.4%. The economy create a "whopping" 167,000 jobs....not even enough to keep up with population growth. In addition, it was NOT reported that 300,000 existing jobs were move into the "part time" category.

deestafford
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deestafford 05/04/13 - 09:53 am
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Let's face it:

Obama was reelected by low information voters, those with white guilt, blacks proud to have a black president, and moochers. It's almost impossible to beat a black Santa Claus.

Obama said he wanted to fundamentally transform America... yet nobody in the media asked him what he would change it to.

Obama does not hate America. He is ashamed of it and just dislikes what it is and what it stands for. He sees America as a country that got to be the way it is because it stole from the poor and exploited other countries by being a bully. In his eyes America is an evil empire and the cause of most of the world's problems.

Obama believes America needs to be transformed into a democratic-socialist country and one way to do that is to apply the Coward-Pavin strategy of overloading the country's welfare system until it collapses and the nation will dissolve into chaos. Then out of this chaos the liberals will arise to save the nation by implementing total socialism run by the elite.

Obama has never studied or had a course in American history that gives the miracle and basis of the country's founding. Any history he learned was slanted with a leftist perspective. He was in Indonesia until he was about ten years old and never received American history there. Then he went to Hawaii where he was taught Hawaiian history and what history
given about America was how it was a colonial power who took over Hawaii. Then he came to the mainland and entered into liberal/leftist colleges and universities where one does not even have to study American or Western Civilization. So, you see he has no grounding in the things which made this country great and how it has raised the standard of living throughout the world and how it has freed more people than any country in history.

The bottom line is Obama was a blank sheet on which the uninformed, misguided, and we-are-the-elite crowd could project whatever they wanted. No one really looked into his background, lack of accomplishments, or what he meant by what he said. All they saw was a handsome, articulate(?) black man for whom they could vote to show they were not racist.

deestafford
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deestafford 05/04/13 - 10:13 am
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The reason the stock market is high is because

investors have nowhere else to put their money and make a decent return. No country has economic situation has improved overall when it treasury is selling money to itself in order to keep inflation down. That's what is happening with the Fed pumping money into the economy. Eventually, the house of cards will collapse as it always does.
The Fed was the brain child of the progressive president Woodrow Wilson who believed a small handful of elites could manage the economy better than the "invisible hand" of the free market could. That central planning and control has done nothing but exasperate any economic down turn since its conception. Couple it with the socialistic tendencies of an FDR or Obama and you have destruction.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/04/13 - 10:29 am
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When the freeloaders, and

When the freeloaders, and non-tax payers partner up with a few "social issue" voters, Obama and the Democrats is what you get. And now we will all live with their failed policies and warped logic.

Examples:

A 15 year old girl can buy the morning after pill but a 17 year old must have a note from mommy to take an aspirin at school. Now, I don't know which of those is wrong, but one of them HAS to be wrong.

A 15 year old girl is "adult" enough to buy the morning after pill but a 26 year old who wants to stay on mommy and daddy's health insurance is a "child". Again, one of those HAS to be wrong.

It's okay that 10% of the people pay for 80% of the government while half pay nothing.

We told them that Obamacare was a train wreck. Now, even the ones who spearheaded the bill are calling it a train wreck and quitting in embarrassment.....but they are going to force this train wreck down our throats anyway. Damn the consequences.

Welfare costs are totally out of control but the Democrats are using taxPAYER dollars to ADVERTISE how to get food stamps to people IN MEXICO so they won't have to work when they come here ILLEGALLY.

You just can't make this stuff up. The warped of the logic of the liberal mind is amazing. But if you are a freeloader you don't care and you keep voting for them. As long as YOUR check, food stamps, Section 8, and Obamaphone keep getting paid for you really don't care what happens to the country.

With the demographics in this country today, working taxPAYERS just cannot out vote a coalition of freeloading bums, socialist nutcases, and greenie weenies.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/04/13 - 10:45 am
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Deestafford, you are correct!

Deestafford, you are correct! Obama was down in Mexico saying America was to blame for Mexican violence! Our open boarders and allowing Mexican gangs to operate in the US had nothing to do with it! Not to mention the Mexican police and gangs are the same in many areas of Mexico! But fir Obama it is so easy to blame America for Mexico's problems!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/04/13 - 11:06 am
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Dysfunctional

The May issue of an investment advisory letter I subscribe to had an interesting premise. The author says that the most dysfunctional part of the U.S. economy at this time is the labor market. He posted two trend charts:

One was the Labor Force Participation Rate. The peak appears to be around early 2000 with a slow decline; but then the decline becomes precipitous early in 2008 and is still dropping dramatically. At this time, only 63% of all adults in the U.S. are working.

The kicker is the other chart, the Labor Force Participation Rate for Ages 65–69. There, the trend is steadily rising since 1999. Twenty-two percent of seniors were working in 1999; but thirty-two percent of seniors are working today.

Think about it—fewer adults are working, but more senior adults are working. We are in the middle of a new idle class of young and middle-age Americans. Here is a quote from the newsletter:

We used to bemoan the fact that fewer and fewer young workers were around to pay for retirees’ Social Security and Medicare. But now we see that the new working class, the tax-paying elderly, is subsidizing the new idle class (those on welfare)! If this trend continues, America is definitely on its way to collapse.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 05/04/13 - 11:08 am
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Four more years?

Sorry, I disagree.
After November 6th, it became obvious to me that this is the new normal...The country has shifted and it's now America 180...
It's gonna be a long time before we get back to personal responsibility being the norm again...if ever.
The left has done such a great job breeding an entitlement mentality that will take generations to repair. Aided by a fawning media that self-identifies 75% of the time as liberal....
So sad that the liberal left is perfectly content to kill the host organism (America), rather than give up one ounce of power to push their agenda....

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 05/04/13 - 12:11 pm
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Amazing

You know this argument about why people voted for Obama reminds me of a jilted lover. You can't believe someone else was chosen so you resort to belittling the guy who was chosen. None of you that I have read seem capable of objectively analyzing why McCain and Romney lost the elections so you imagine the problem is with those who voted for someone other than them.

Okay, let's play that game. W. Bush won twice because low information voters and people who wanted a "white Santa" thought he would deliver. Why they could see there were no WMDs is beyond most people; they still voted him back in.

Now, that is not what I actually think, but if I drew illogical conclusions as some posters above have done, this would be my mantra everyday.

Not that I owe any explanation for how I vote, I was poised to vote for John McCain until the unveiling of Sarah Palin (not enough time to elaborate on that). Apparently millions of other "low information voters" gave pause as well; maybe not because of her but you do need to ask why and NOT blame the voters.

Now, this LIV is leaving to take care of some business but will check back later to see if one of these geniuses will tell the rest of us what to have for lunch since you obviously think only those who vote for Republican candidates are capable of making decisions.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 05/04/13 - 12:17 pm
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Revealing

Just think of the hatred that has been harbored toward others by some conservative voters but has been revealed since the 2008 election. The Southern Strategy has done just what it was designed to do.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/04/13 - 12:36 pm
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4 more years if no impeachment

Conservs. just need to understand and accept the fact that barring impeachment we have 4 more years of Obama ! I voted for Obama twice, but I hate the fact that U.S. Troops are still in Afghanistan ! If he really wants to cut the armed forces budget, THEN HE SHOULD GET U.S. THE HECK OUT OF AFGHANISTAN !!!!!!!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/04/13 - 12:44 pm
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I don’t get too excited

I don’t get too excited about the President being a Democrat or a Republican. It’s a cyclical thing. We go from those demanding more from government and taking from the wealthy, but when the money starts to run out we go back to hard core capitalism for a while. Maybe it’s good we have this yin and yang.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 05/04/13 - 12:44 pm
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Get out

I agree, T3; and don't even think about going into Syria!
(Translated that means don't be influenced by Graham and McCain.)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/04/13 - 01:07 pm
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Elect Rand Paul if you want

Elect Rand Paul if you want us to stay out of war.

KSL
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KSL 05/04/13 - 01:29 pm
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T3, Let's talk about hatred

T3, Let's talk about hatred and black on white crime that seems to be escalating. You might do a little research on the goings on in Virginia Beach last weekend. There were almost 100 911 calls.

WellAware
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WellAware 05/04/13 - 01:50 pm
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Give Me 4 More Years

Let's see, Bush started 2 wars, Obama will end 2 wars. DJIA down 38% during Bush, DJIA up 72% (so far) under Obama. Obama ordered more drone stikes in one year than in entire Bush presidency. Obama has deported more aliens than any other president in history. Obama has increase the number of border patrol agents by 15%. Obama got Osama. Obama has implemented national healthcare like EVERY OTHER major industrial country. Yeah, give me more Obama instead of another Republican idiot.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/04/13 - 02:14 pm
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What 2 wars did he end? Five

What 2 wars did he end? Five soldiers killed yesterday in Afghanistan. Troops still in Iraq and the country is starting to come apart. Radical muslims are now in control of much of the middle east . Lowest unemployment under Obama 7.5%.....highest under Bush was 7.4%. And we all know about the National debt. I could go on...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/04/13 - 02:36 pm
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"Yeah, give me more Obama

"Yeah, give me more Obama instead of another Republican idiot."

Now, did we start with the name calling? Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/04/13 - 02:40 pm
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Tell you this about idiots.

Tell you this about idiots. We were much better off under our idiot President George Bush than under y'alls in your idiot President Barack Obama, healthcare and all.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/04/13 - 03:05 pm
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Here is a quote from the newsletter:

Oh goodie!!!!! Nothing says out there, tin foil hat, Glenn Beck blubbering on the screen kind of crazy like the entire Skousen family. From Cleon to his whacked out nephews Mark, Royal, and Joel. From that neck of the woods there's a lot of multi-level marketing (with them on the first level, of course) and a lot of worthless nutrition supplements (they say it may prevent cancer, the FDA says it might help acne, but they keep Orrin Hatch's pockets lined so well the FDA will never be able to regulate supplements). Add in Glenn's gold (other than that government conspiracy to break his back with the gold market) and there's some good investment opportunities there. One is busy building survival shelters another's busy translating golden tablets so they may be tied up.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/04/13 - 03:27 pm
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Also WellAware....According

Also WellAware....According to current figures from Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- the federal agency responsible for deportations -- Obama has removed 1.4 million people during his 42 months in office so far. Technically, that's fewer than under George W. Bush, whose cumulative total was 2 million. But Bush’s number covers eight full years, which doesn’t allow an apples-to-apples comparison.

So until Obama serves his full 8 years your statement can not be made with truth.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/04/13 - 03:28 pm
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As for starting wars....I

As for starting wars....I believe RMSHEFF covered it well in his 2:14pm comment.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/04/13 - 03:31 pm
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Bod, fix it so we can all

Bod, fix it so we can all understand. But I believe the point of the editorial is countries do no better under Neo-Communism that they did under classical Communism.

chascushman
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chascushman 05/04/13 - 03:31 pm
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“ Lowest unemployment under
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“ Lowest unemployment under Obama 7.5%.....highest under Bush was 7.4%.”
I read one article where in January 2013 the government said 12.3 million were unemployed in the US and the unemployment rate was 7.9%. But the real number was 22.7 million and the real unemployment rate is 14.7% when you count in those working part time because they cannot find a full time job and these 9 million who have just "disappeared" from the work force.

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RMSHEFF 05/04/13 - 03:44 pm
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Yep...300,000 were add last

Yep...300,000 were add last month to the list of those that have gone from full time to part time against their desires. If everyone went part time we would have full employment. Look for the unemployment rate to fall further as companies reduce hours and make full time employees part time to avoid the effects of ObamaCare.

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