Washington is a cesspool

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True or not, it has been claimed that parts of the city of Washington, D.C., home of the federal government, were built on swamp land. There is no doubt, however, that the federal government, with its extravagant budget, has long been a swamp of corruption. With the advent of President Obama, that swamp of corruption has become a cesspool.

First there is the $900 billion stimulus, touted for “shovel-ready” jobs. Months later, Obama would concede, with a smirk, there were no “shovel-ready” jobs. So where did the $900 billion go?

Next there is Obamacare:

• It was crafted in the offices of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by lobbyists and bureaucrats in a language only they could understand.

• It was passed unread by all Democratic senators and deemed to be law by a Democratic House.

• One-sixth of the economy is now under Internal Revenue Service control.

• It contains a “death panel,” as former Democratic National Committee head “Screaming” Howard Dean conceded in a moment of candor.

Then there is Benghazi:

• Four Americans were murdered by Islamic terrorists during a seven- to nine-hour attack.

• It was blamed on an obscure video for weeks by Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

• Obama, Clinton, and certain defense officials were AWOL during the attack.

• Obama’s malfeasance in office was covered up, in my opinion, by secreting and threatening survivors.

Then there is the IRS:

• It is feared by the average citizen as the Gestapo in Nazi Germany or the KGB in Russia.

• There is little or no legal recourse for those targeted by the IRS.

• Conservative citizens – who expressed alarm at the encroachment of Obama and the D.C. cesspool on the Constitution and freedom – incurred the wrath of Obama and other federal officials and were harassed by the IRS.

• I think it is illegally colluding with the Federal Elections Commission.

• Senior bureaucrats demonstrate arrogance before Congress and contempt for the American people!

Sadly, there is much more!

Hubert Baker

Aiken, S.C.

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deestafford
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deestafford 08/15/13 - 04:34 am
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Well written summary of the administration that makes the

Carter administration appear to have been a well run paragon of efficiency and virture.

It has been allowed, and continues to be, as a result of a compliant media and ignorant sheeple who act as if being the first black president makes obama some sort of demi-god who is above criticism.

A perfect example is this situation with the rodeo clown in Missouri being band for life, the other clowns having to go to "sensitivity" training, and the announcer may lose his school superintendent job all because the clown wore an obama mask and asked the crowd if it would like to see obama chased by a bull.

This is outrageous when you consider every president since Nixon has had masks of them and have been made fun of. As a matter of fact, in NJ while Bush was president a dummy had a mask of Bush put on it and a bull was allowed to attack the dummy until it was destroyed. Any negative reaction from the media or the left? Not a peep because it was all in fun.

Now the NAACP of MO wants the DOJ and the Secret Service to investigate! This has gotten totally out of hand when any criticism of the president is consider racism and in some cases you are sent off to a reeducation camp in the name of sensitivity training. This is something that happens under the boot of communism.

Don't forget how obama is refusing to enforce laws he disagrees with and unconstitutionally changes laws duly made by Congress and then when questioned about it says he knows more about the Constitution than the Congress does. What arrogance!

What an attitude of "We are royalty" he and his wife have! Just look at the recent flying by itself of their dog on special trip to Martha's Vineyard on an Osprey aircraft at the cost to the taxpayers of $11,000 an hour to operate.

jkline
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jkline 08/15/13 - 04:48 am
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The Enemy

America's biggest enemy is not overseas. The real enemy of America is in Washington. The enemy has done a wonderful job to prepare the battlefield for his own victory, taking a lesson from the old Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had elections, but whomever you voted for, you ended up with the same result. In America today, elections are designed to give you a choice between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, but both parties are two sides of the same wooden nickel.

Thus this system cannot be defeated within the system itself, and I fear that it will not be defeated at all. "We the People" have been "asleep at the switch" for too long.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/15/13 - 05:32 am
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Who woulda thunk it?

It would be kind of funny if I were not on the short end of this joke, but Russia and China are steadily moving to capitalism and freedom while America moves to socialism and government control. Who woulda thunk it?

carcraft
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carcraft 08/15/13 - 05:35 am
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Another Excellent letter. I

Another Excellent letter. I am suggesting everybody contact your Representative and your Senator about the Congressional exemption for congress from the affordable care act. Those jerks passed they should have to live by it!

allhans
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allhans 08/15/13 - 06:45 am
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This could maybe be stopped

This could maybe be stopped if the majority would speak up. We are letting the actions of a few, with the unquestioning support of the liberal media, make decisions for us.

allhans
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allhans 08/15/13 - 06:48 am
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I did see a few days ago that

I did see a few days ago that Nancy Pelosi finally got around to reading the health care fiasco and found that she doesn't want any part of it for herself - although it is okay for the masses.

KSL
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KSL 08/15/13 - 07:29 am
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Funny

Alhans

KSL
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KSL 08/15/13 - 07:37 am
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Could someone please explain

Could someone please explain why the Obama dog frequently travels separately from the family? Or for that matter, why Michele often travels separately? Wonder how much money the taxpayers could save if the Obamas sequestered themselves.

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 08/15/13 - 07:55 am
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Obama is no God or King

Unfortunately, those who have bought that crap will be the first real casualties when the house of cards comes tumbling down.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 08/15/13 - 08:00 am
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great letter---

great letter---

KSL
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KSL 08/15/13 - 08:56 am
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Gary Ross

Exactly. I know people who are all for Obamacare, but are senior citizens with serious health problems. When my mother was in her late 70's, she had to have her gallbladder removed. She is 90 years old and lives in her owm home, by herself. All you have to do is to listen to Obama's own words when asked by a woman about healthcare for her mother:Couldn't she just take a pill?

My point is that people in their 60's and who are on Medicare, which they have paid for, and who are thinking about their kids who didn't think they needed to waste money on healthcare when they were young and healthy, think Obamacare is great for their children.... When the panels are deciding their treatment, not their doctor, they just might want to rethink their support.

KSL
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KSL 08/15/13 - 09:03 am
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And here is another thought

Do you want to go to a doctor who was trained before Obamacare and who represented you against the insurance company for the best treatment for you? Or do you want to go to an Obamacare indoctrinated doctor who wants to mainstain his good instanding with the decider/payer?

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nocnoc 08/15/13 - 09:31 am
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Cess pool Washington

The problem will always be there, because despite voters complaining about Washington DC. They continue to send the same idiots there that just keep doing what they have done and not what they promised.

Next Time anyone votes they should turn off the talking heads, the he said she said clutter and banters.

They should read up on the candidate and study his or her history
and vote for the person that will fix it, not add to the problems, to pay votes to stay in office.

Above all don't be a 1 item reason Voter.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/15/13 - 10:49 am
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Forgetfull

"First there is the $900 billion stimulus, touted for “shovel-ready” jobs. Months later, Obama would concede, with a smirk, there were no “shovel-ready” jobs. So where did the $900 billion go?"

ARE ALL CONSERVATIVES forgetfull ??!! The national debt AND the economy was in the tank during the end of the Bush Administration !!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/15/13 - 10:57 am
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The progressive argument:

The progressive argument: Bush did it, Other people have done similar bad things so big deal, This isn't enough and just the start of the demigod Obama's fundamental change where govt will grow larger and will control everything. Because only progressives are correct and know what's best for everyone. Conservatives are racist, women hating, homophobes, greedy, more ad hominems, blah, blah, blah. That about covers the usual retorts? Seemed too one sided so I thought I'd chime in with the usual progressive talking points-just pull the string and squawk, squawk, squawk.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/15/13 - 11:06 am
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No arguement

The Obama Administration has stated repeatedly that the 2 wars were un-funded !! THIS alone probably pushed the national debt up trillions of dollars !! Granted the national debt continues to grow, but at least some of the growth is due to the mounting interest on the debt that both Bush and Obama are responsible for.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/15/13 - 11:10 am
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Two parties in Washington

The LTE states that Washington, DC is a cesspool. Even if this is true, the last time I checked, Washington was made up of Republicans and Democrats AND A LOT of over-paid, under-worked government employees !!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/15/13 - 11:22 am
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During the Bush years

During the Bush years additions to the National debt ran 50-63% of GDP now during the Obama years additions run 80-110% GDP.

KSL
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KSL 08/15/13 - 12:05 pm
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Bledsoe, please stop posting

Bledsoe, please stop posting your untruthful comments or I will campaign for HA from ever responding to a comment of yours.

carcraft
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carcraft 08/15/13 - 12:59 pm
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Must be hard to live in Obama's skin

Obama lives in a world of complete cognitive Dissonanace!! For the 19, repeat NINTEENTH time Obama is focusing on jobs. What happened to the other 18 times? Obama talked about cutting the deficit in half, he has almost doubled Bush's national debt in four years. Obama lamented Bush's wars then starts one in Libya. Obama decried Bush and spying on US citizens, now we have the NSA on steriods. You can go on and on where Obama's words and political thought doesn't match his political rhetoric. It is pathetic!!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/15/13 - 01:35 pm
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Obama talks a good game but

Obama talks a good game but unfortunately he doesn't play one. Makes lots of promises which mysteriously never happen-but it's not his fault. Gosh will he ever quit running for president and actually be the president. He seems to live in an alternate universe reminiscent of Reagan. Much like pharaoh "let it be written let it be done."

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Riverman1 08/15/13 - 01:57 pm
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LOL...Deserves repeating

KSL said, "Bledsoe, please stop posting your untruthful comments or I will campaign for HA from ever responding to a comment of yours."

LOL...Deserves repeating.

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 08/15/13 - 01:57 pm
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B.O.

With a president who has initials of B.O, what do you expect? A smell of roses? It is quite painful to see how this country is being destroyed. But the american people will never get the full truth because the main stream media continues to hail Obama as lord and savior. Let's hope these is a nation left for the 2014 elections.

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Young Fred 08/15/13 - 02:07 pm
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t3bledsoe

re your 11:10 post.

What you say is true, so I have to ask, why do you support those who wish to grow (and grow and grow) government?

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mybaskett 08/15/13 - 02:18 pm
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I no longer read...

T3bledsoe, I no longer read your comments because they are always on the defensive. I would imagine a face to face conversation with you would be me talking and you interrupting. I was raised a Democrat and then I grew up and realized that I was a Conservative. If you would just look at both sides of the coin and realize that both parties are hurting this country. This is not a sport we are playing. The losers are the American people and the winners are the politicians. I hope that one day you can quit tryng to be right and maybe research some of the information you speak about. Step outside of the box. I did and I thank God for that.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/15/13 - 02:58 pm
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KSL @ 12:05

"Bledsoe, please stop posting your untruthful comments or I will campaign for HA from ever responding to a comment of yours."

You, ( and somebody else ? ), are being aufully mean to me this week !! I really have done NOTHING to deserve this kind of treatment !! LOL !

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/15/13 - 03:01 pm
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Washington is a cesspool ?

Should be renamed to:

"Washington is a LOVELY place from which Liberals govern to make the world a better place.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 08/15/13 - 03:25 pm
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Bizkit @ 1:25

"Gosh will he ever quit running for president and actually be the president. He seems to live in an alternate universe"

IT IS called Air-force 1 !! I will be conservative when Air-force 1 is talked about.

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CobaltGeorge 08/15/13 - 03:57 pm
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No Way t3

that anyone could convince me that you even believe anything and everything that you post. No human has that type of mentality that you display. You are playing a game and I for one don't like it. I wish some of the others would see your trap you set and then fall in it.

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corgimom 08/15/13 - 04:08 pm
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"The LTE states that

"The LTE states that Washington, DC is a cesspool. Even if this is true, the last time I checked, Washington was made up of Republicans and Democrats AND A LOT of over-paid, under-worked government employees !!"

Absolutely! And not only that, we keep electing these incompents over and over and over again!

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