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On television recently was the story of the Obama administration leaking the name of the CIA chief in Afghanistan during the president’s sneak-in, sneak-out political visit.

A list of key personnel was given out to a large number of news media personnel who attended a briefing. Of course, President Obama probably found out about it on the news like the rest of us. Wonder what the odds are for the CIA chief’s life expectancy now? Can’t this administration get anything right?

OK, now his loyal supporters such as Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum and his ilk can come to the president’s rescue with all kinds of excuses.

Richard Wilson

Aiken, S.C.

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deestafford
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deestafford 06/15/14 - 10:33 pm
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I would like for anyone to tell me...

I would like for anyone to tell me anything that Obama has done to improve American lives and/or influence at home or abroad. I cannot think of one thing. He has been nothing but divisive by trying to pit one group against another or trying to bring America down in the eyes of the world.

carcraft
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carcraft 06/16/14 - 04:36 am
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I remember back a few years

I remember back a few years ago when the World was wonderful, and George Bush was evil. A desk jockey at the CIA had her name released and oh my goodness, special prosecuter, editorials and articles about what an evil man Bush was. Editorial departments manned the gates and were building breastworks to defend the Republic! When the smoke cleared it was a Clinton hold over and after months of breath holding and speculation by the media it turns out the special prosecutor knew about Armitage (the bleaker) in the first few weeks. This administration appears so incompetent this type of thing seems almost to be expected!

dade30906
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dade30906 06/16/14 - 06:26 am
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President Obama is No

President Obama is No Bush.

Obama had accomplished far too much in the face of far too much adversity. To spin his plunging popularity numbers as if his a complete failure is to horribly mangle the comparison with the president who clearly was a failure. Bush's miserable record on the two greatest issues that matter the most to Americans are glaring proof of that. They are the economy and war.

Bush hit the skids the second go round because of public souring on a failed, flawed and financially and human - draining war, and a financial collapse that had much to do with his disastrous two tax cuts that gave away the company store to corporations and the rich and sent the budget deficit skyrocketing.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 06:42 am
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Dade Bush warned Congress of

Dade Bush warned Congress of impending economic doom twice. It wasn't his fault-hey doesn't that sound familiar like Obama. Now War is only part true-he did respond to 9/11 with the war in Afghanistan -but the war in Iraq, although Clinton did pass a law for regime change, was poor timing. And the comparison is far worse for Obama and more hypocritical too-because Obama has done much of the same thing as Bush that he and progressives demonized and yet now the hypocrite Obama does it and the media (which castigated Bush) now remain silent. Bush also tried to address the VA problem and had lowered the waiting times. Obama complained of czars, executive orders of Bush, chastised for not executing all the laws, etc. but Obama states he's no flip-flopper just evolved. Now both Bush and Obama cherry picked intelligence info to support the war in Iraq and Benghazi attack respectively-course some say they both lied but there is room for interpretation there. But Obama flat out lied, and knowingly, about the ACA. Why? Because he couldn't even get the Dems to support the ACA-remember all the pork to buy votes. The ACA is now not even accountable according to the CBO so it's time to kill this law before it kills people. Now I agree Bush was a terrible president, but you have to agree Obama is too-because he has done many of the same things you progressives complained about with Bush. So don't be a hypocrite and give both prez's their due disses. Beside Bush hasn't been President since 2008 and Obama promised to fix all our problems-well he obviously lied-again.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 06/16/14 - 06:42 am
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"Obama had accomplished far
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"Obama had accomplished far too much in the face of far too much adversity."

such as???????

And again....how are across the board tax cuts "for the rich?"

Sent the budget deficit skyrocketing? Is that the accomplishment that you plan to list for Obama, since he did a far better job of skyrocketing the deficit than any other President before him?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 06:46 am
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Dade have you noticed that

Dade have you noticed that the only people still getting rich are the 1% that Obama demonized and said were bad-I guess you haven't figured it out-he was lying again. Obama and his Wall Street supporters (most supported him) have all gotten extremely wealthy off the economic downturn. The middle class, who he said was their friend, have suffered because of his policies-as well as there are now more poor. You can't blame Bush for that-it's all Obama. And when one of those GITMO guys kills Americans he will unilaterally be responsible for their deaths-since he ignored all the intelligence community and Congress.

Sophisticated
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Sophisticated 06/16/14 - 06:54 am
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Since President Obama took office the economy has improve.

No Bush's brain in the Black House. Obama's fiscal and budgetary record shows steady joblessness drops, a deficit drop, and an unprecedented surge in the markets that ironically has made more millions for many of the corporate rich that pile onto the assault against Obama. Keep up the good work. Constituents don't believe the conservative's poll about Obama popularity is @ a all time low. I'm sure it's when mostly conservatives are taking the poll. Don't believe the hype Obama will go down in history as the best president ever who took a dead economy and charged it up.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 07:06 am
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The drop in deficit-just

The drop in deficit-just means he is trying not to overspend within a year not reduce our national debt. We should always have a balanced budget with no deficit. Obama demonized Bush for deficit spending and yet he continues it-this year he will overspend 2 billion dollars everyday. The joblessness numbers are meaningless-who'd believe anything he says anyways. The only people doing well is Obama and his Wall street buddies-certainly the housing market hasn't come back,and we now know for a fact his new energy policy will destroy an industry and thousands of jobs-for 30% reduction of green houses gases that is just a waste of time because China can double there production-which is already the largest. Our diplomatic standing is non-existent as Russia, China, and most of our old allies realize America ain't squat with Obama as president. The economy is charged up because the fed poor billions to prop it up. There is no real growth in our economy.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 06/16/14 - 07:09 am
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Sophisticated, can you
Unpublished

Sophisticated, can you explain why labor participation is at an all time low? You ARE aware that when people give up looking for work, or are shifted from unemployment insurance to disability, as has been the case at record rates, that those numbers are no longer considered unemployed? Can you explain that?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 07:10 am
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I think the Islamic world is

I think the Islamic world is emboldened because of Obama as now Iraq is falling and muslms in Africa are mobilizing with ethnic cleansing of Christians to bring about the Islamic theocracy. Likely in the next 5 years we will see a worldwide Islamic movement on every continent. They will succeed as the US and Europe folds but China will fight a war with them is my prediction.

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dichotomy 06/16/14 - 07:54 am
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"Obama will go down in

"Obama will go down in history as the best president ever who took a dead economy and charged it up"

Obama will go down in history as the president who took an economy with slight case of indigestion and put it in a Socialist induced coma.

The man has been a total.....100%.....DISASTER. Every policy, every program.....FAILED. The ACTUAL unemployment rate is STILL over 12% and the Labor Participation Rate is around 62.5%...the LOWEST it has been in decades. And Obama and Hillary have handed radical Muslims the entire Middle East and North Africa with their idiotic foreign policy.

Obama is an idiot. There is no covering that up. And that is how he will go down in history.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 08:04 am
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The War on Terror continues

The War on Terror continues and we see ISIS (Al qaeda)-our enemy-is taking over Iraq with no resistance at all from us. Which is just incompetence at the highest level-we should have maintained a base and some force there-as we do in many countries. We won't win the war on terror if we don't fight it and Obama refuses to fight it-just impotent red lines and inaction. If Bush had done the same thing progressive would have crucified him for the loss of life for nothing and how terrorism is spreading.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 08:07 am
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The only way progressive are

The only way progressive are going to "get it" is when ISIS attacks America but this time kill hundreds of thousands if not millions. If so then I'd beware of friendly fire towards progressives because everyone will blame them and put a bounty on their heads.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 08:11 am
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The income gap is

The income gap is widening-because of Obama-he is the president-not Bush-what a pitifully ignorant argument to blame Bush.
http://www.charter.net/news/read/category/US/article/the_associated_pres...

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jimmymac 06/16/14 - 08:36 am
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DEFENSE
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Sadly Obama doesn't need to defend his mistakes to the liberals who worship at his feet. He can do no wrong in their eyes. Maybe they'll wake up when ISIS comes calling to America.

carcraft
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carcraft 06/16/14 - 08:56 am
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Obama has been invovled in

Obama has been invovled in one diseaster after another. It is Amazing and we now have 35,000 illegals a month storming into America from ouor souther boarder. Gang members, children, drug dealers, what ever and who ever. This is worse than Carter's Cuban boat lift. OF COURSE THE MEDIA ISN'T COVERING IT AND IGNORES IT LIKE MOST OF OBAMA'S SCANDALS! Did you know 2 years worth of Lois Learner's emails have disappeared, deleted or been lost?

dade30906
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dade30906 06/16/14 - 09:04 am
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Most political insiders are

Most political insiders are keenly aware that Republicans' political career is in very serious trouble... Conservative Intelligence Briefing.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 10:07 am
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Progressives are what 14-15%

Progressives are what 14-15% of the population, then 42% conservative and the rest moderates. I would think the progressives would have little support now as moderates let them have a chance and they've failed miserably. Like I say the only hope for the Senate to maintain a Dem majority is for "conservative" or "moderate" Dems to win their elections. Polls indicate historically most moderates are center right , yet they did go left with Obama-but they are abandoning him. That's why Obama has gone all extreme left because that's all his got.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 10:10 am
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I just find it pathetically

I just find it pathetically hypocritical for both Obama and progressives to adopt many of the same policies that they demonized Bush for the same thing. Look silly-it was wrong for Bush and its wrong for Obama.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 10:12 am
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Mark my words Obama will

Mark my words Obama will release all the terrorist within GITMO before he leaves office-and they will be responsible for deaths of many Americans. But in Obama's mind we deserve it so he doesn't mind helping them along. He has apologized for our behavior and now it's time for his ideology of social justice and America being punished-the chicken's come home to roost in his vernacular. He firmly believes that-the nutcase.

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corgimom 06/16/14 - 10:15 am
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When these names are

When these names are "leaked", everybody in the country already knows it.

It's just like stories in the media- by the time the media starts writing about something, it's all across the nation.

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corgimom 06/16/14 - 10:16 am
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Bizkit, I am far more afraid

Bizkit, I am far more afraid of the crazies that I have to avoid on the road than I am of terrorists.

Far more people are killed in car accidents than in war.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/16/14 - 10:19 am
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The income gap is widening

The income gap is widening because too many children are not raised to think school is important, then they go out into the world and are not prepared- and for most, that continues on throughout their life.

And now we have helicopter parents that hover over their kids, and keep them inside their house "to keep them safe"- and there is now a generation of children who are HELPLESS to do anything. They have been taught that an adult will handle every single want and need and problem.

You need to worry far more about that then Obama.

Trust me on this.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 10:28 am
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Actually statistically it's

Actually statistically it's single mothers who need the most support being added to medicaid, have the most problem with their kids in attaining an education. Actually a parent locally was arrested because neighbors complained the parent let their kids play outside and she wasn't attentive enough. It is dangerous what Augusta was ranked 9th for bad drivers-even the police don't use their turn signals. Obama's policies are making the income gap wider-because it is politically expedient for him to have this situation. Obama has factually increased poverty, the most unemployed since the depression, burdened the middle class, and still supports polices that favor him and other 1%ers and wealth disparity. If you haven't figured it out he was lying when he stated he was going to help the middle class and decrease the divide-just as he was when he adopted policies that he demonized Bush for. He is a pathological liar.

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Darby 06/16/14 - 10:31 am
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"Obama had accomplished far too much

in the face of far too much adversity."

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This is the kind of clap-trap the Obamanites have been reduced to spouting.

No logic, no reasoning, no common sense.

Just blind adherence to failed ideology.

An agenda gone horribly wrong!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/16/14 - 10:33 am
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I didn't raise my kids that

I didn't raise my kids that way Corgi. I don't know anyone who has? But I am surrounded by other highly educated or wealthy neighbors and work mates. Where is your evidence for such a posit? Your own kids-you didn't raise yours that way did you? I don't believe that you seem to have a good heart and intentions. Yeah I've been on your case but I believe you are sincere and do care. I apologize for any harsh words.

Darby
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Darby 06/16/14 - 10:37 am
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"Most political insiders are keenly aware

that Republicans' political career is in very serious trouble... Conservative Intelligence Briefing."

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Well, it's obvious that somebody hasn't had his wake-up cup of coffee yet.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/16/14 - 10:54 am
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PRESIDENT OATH OF OFFICE

Posted below is the President's Oath of Office.
Read and ask yourself how many violations has he racked up in 6 years?

It is not long but it has a lot of meaning in it.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Once taken he is Constitutionally and LEGALLY REQUIRED
by Article II of the U.S. Constitution to UPHOLD ALL US LAW.

Bypassing or Executive orders around Laws, exceeding his authority or refusing to enforce laws violate the OATH OF OFFICE. Making him punishable by IMPEACHMENT and Removal from Office and possible Prison time.

The president is constitutionally & Legally obligated to take care that US BORDERS also.

The president also has the power to nominate federal judges, including members of the United States courts of appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. However, these nominations do require Senate confirmation.

Darby
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Darby 06/16/14 - 10:51 am
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"Did you know 2 years worth of

Lois Learner's emails have disappeared, deleted or been lost?"

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Wait a minute, carcraft! TWO ENTIRE YEARS worth of emails? Nixon lost only 18 minutes of tape and the entire nation stood on it's head. Where's the sense of urgency here?

And with all that redundancy and back-up built into our electronic communications today, nobody believes that fairytale to begin with.

And the Nixon tape dealt only with a third-rate burglary conducted against the opposition party, not an assault on half of the entire nation as did Ms Learner's foray into denial of America's first amendment rights.

We need to be getting our priorities in order!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/16/14 - 11:09 am
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FEDERAL DOCUMENT RETENTION LAWS

1st of all having work in and around the FED's
Email and paper trials are REQUIRED.

Email Servers, unless toyed with back up EVERY EMAIL, Document and more all day long as it happens.

SPO-LOGS, Connection logs, tcp port 25/11#/4## connections are kept and stored. So if it was sent and EVEN IF HER HARD DRIVE FAILED there is a audit trial and a copy of the Email somewhere.

WHILE WE ARE AT IT HERE IS THE FEDERAL LAW
Read the Homeland Security memo and you be the judge
Pages 10-18 PAGE 17 is the summary
http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/toolkit/pdf/ID317.pdf

FEDERAL LAWS
http://www.archives.gov/about/laws/fed-agencies.html
Records Management by Federal Agencies (Title 44, Chapter 31)

Records management by agency heads; general duties (§ 3101)

Establishment of program of management (§ 3102)

Transfer of records to records centers (§ 3103)

Certifications and determinations on transferred records (§ 3104)

Safeguards (§ 3105)

Unlawful removal, destruction of records (§ 3106)

Authority of comptroller general (§ 3107)

THE PROBLEM
Each of the above laws indicate a failure to adhere to, are violation of law. Once discovered MUST be IMMEDIATELY reported to the US Attorney General (Obama appointee Eric Holder)

There lays the problem,
The reporting chain itself includes a few of the people suspected
of unlawfully using the IRS for illegal political acts.

We need a Special Independent Investigator to bypass the Suspects ability to block the investigation.

That ain't gonna happen until after Nov 2014.
So we sit back and wait while they get to cover their tracks and lie
about the loss of recorders.

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