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Regarding Lowell Greenbaum’s letter “We should thank Obama” (June 30), he conveniently neglected to include the following “thanks” to the president:

Thanks for allowing this current Iraq fiasco to occur during your watch.

Thanks for not responding decisively to the self-declared terrorist regime’s blunt declaration that anyone not expressly supporting them will be eliminated.

Thanks for not appreciating the obvious threat these Mideast events pose to Israel.

Thanks for not acknowledging the certain disruption of oil supply to the West and the subsequent economic calamities that are sure to follow. It’s another step towards socialism.

Although I agree that direct military intervention is not appropriate at this time, our “tall-standing” chief executive should’ve seen this coming. Or maybe he did.

Buford Pusser from the movie Walking Tall must be doing somersaults in his grave now.

R. Bryan Austin

North Augusta, S.C.

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KSL 07/06/14 - 01:46 am
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I don't owe Obama thanks for

I don't owe Obama thanks for a darned thing.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/06/14 - 07:09 am
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I wonder if the people who

I wonder if the people who supported this sorry excuse for a human being have finally realized that he cares for no one, no matter what color you are.

290,000 illegals have entered the U.S. since April 2014 and they ARE NOT being deported. They are being re-united with family members under the family re-unification program so they will be here for good further stretching our dollars. That's all right with the big "O" though, he'll just take more of our money to support them.

He's not being humane, he's punishing the Republicans for not allowing amnesty and doesn't care how it affects Americans and our country in general. He refuses to secure the border which is all the Repubs are asking for and yet he will not budge. He is and always has been the obstructionist.

Another thought, these teens who are 16 - 18 will be eligible to vote in 2016 - what party do you think they will vote for? Not only that, many of these illegals will take what few jobs are left, we will be paying for their health care and other essential needs.

So I ask you Obummer supporters, how is he helping you? Did you get your mortgage paid, a new kitchen, new car???

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deestafford 07/06/14 - 08:31 am
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While we're at it, here's some more things to thank Obama...

While we're at it, here's some more things to thank Obama for:

Getting rid of two leaders in Egypt and Libya who were friendly towards the US and kept a lid on the Islamists in both their countries. Then replacing the leader in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood who killed Sadat because he made peace with Israel.

Thanks for the Arab Spring which set off a fire storm of Islamic violence all over the Middle East.

Thanks for sitting on your hands and letting the Islamists become stronger in Syria with impunity and then spreading into Iraq with the goal of establishing a caliphate from which to use as a base to attack the West.

Thanks for alienating our allies who can no longer trust and rely on the US to be there when they need them.

Thanks for keep your mouth shut when three Israeli children are executed by Hamas and not condemning the act of terrorism.

Thanks for not bringing to justice, except for a sham action almost two years late, those who killed an American ambassador and three other Americans those who are guilty.

Thanks for letting Russia and China to become rival super powers without any effort to resist their expansions allowing them to increase their influence as America reduces its.

Thank you for spending tens of billions of dollars on useless "green" programs which if they were practical would have been developed by the private sector.

Thanks for trying to create and perpetuate hysteria on the false scare of global warming/climate change/ climate disruption which has no credible science other than inaccurate models to support it.

Thanks for not allowing energy independence to become closer to reality by not approving the Keystone Pipeline as well as restricting oil exploration and reducing energy production on federal lands.

Thanks for appointing and supporting the most left wing, racist Attorney General in the history of America.

Thanks for dividing the country along racial lines, income lines, religious lines, and political lines as no politician in history has.

Thanks for obliterating those pesky borders that nativists have use for hundreds of years to keep the United States culture one that was based on the principles of a bunch of white men established in 1776.

Thank you for turning America from that horrible free market which you clearly described in your Osawatomie, KS speech, "'The market will take care of everything' they tell us...But here's the problem: It doesn't work. It has never worked...I mean, understand, it's not as if we haven't tried that theory."

I can go on with thanks but I will close out my list of thanks with the the thanks for turning the United States away from individual freedom and liberty ( a word which vou have never used in a speech) but toward statism as expounded by Americans Alinsky, Norm Chomsky, and your other Marxist-loving heroes whose previous failed ideals you have sought to implement.

cush1944
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cush1944 07/06/14 - 08:33 am
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"So I ask you Obummer

"So I ask you Obummer supporters, how is he helping you?"
hottoad, 75% of democrats still support him and over 90% of blacks still support him simply because he is black, sad but true. I ask a democrat who I have play golf with a few times what he thinks of the community organizer now. He said 'Obama was doing a great job'. This is from a retired school teacher, it is no wonder the school kid today are dumb.

myfather15
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myfather15 07/06/14 - 09:09 am
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deestafford

You nailed it!! I have nothing to add!! Awesome job.

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 07/06/14 - 10:32 am
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I find it amazing

that so many Jewish people flocked to Obama in 2007 AND remain loyal cheerleaders to this very moment.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/06/14 - 11:21 am
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Lee, This has been a concern of mine for a long time...

Lee, This has been a concern of mine for a long time and have never really felt fully understanding of any explanation. I've heard of guilt. I've heard of wanting to be on the side of the "less fortunate".

What I have heard that really amazes me is the number of Jew, particular those on J Street, that are anti-Israel. There are some who think Israel should not exists as a country.

I continue to be amazed and puzzled about the Jewish support for a party that is an anathema to everything one would think they would be against.

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Darby 07/06/14 - 12:30 pm
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Thanks that we only have

less than 28 months left of this inept tyrant to deal with.

And thanks too, that he's pretty much made himself irrelevant except to his adoring hangers-on.

myfather15
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myfather15 07/06/14 - 01:02 pm
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deestafford

Read Revelations 2:8-9 and Chapter 3:7-9 and this will explain to you a little about who these "Jews" are that are supporting him.

It's critical to understand who these people are, to understand what's really going on in this world!! And in my OPINION, it starts with the "Jew" George Soros!!

cush1944
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cush1944 07/06/14 - 02:48 pm
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"And thanks too, that he's

"And thanks too, that he's pretty much made himself irrelevant except to his adoring hangers-on."
Darby, the evil piece of garbage in the WH will do a LOT MORE DAMAGE BEFORE HE IS THOUGH.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/06/14 - 03:39 pm
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Let's also not forget to give thanks for...

Let's also not forget to give thanks for the ability to have a rested family who has been able to spend $44,000,000 of taxpayer money on vacations.

This includes the flexibility for:

--The FLOTUS being able to take an Air Force One flight a day early rather than wait one day for the President.

-- A special flight for the first family's dog to be brought to Martha's Vineyard the day after the first family arrived.

--For the FLOTUS to extent her Hawaii an extra ten days to have "girl time" at Oprah's estate.

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hoptoad 07/06/14 - 04:51 pm
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Jews aren't the only ones who

Jews aren't the only ones who baffle me with their support of the dem party. The Catholics also have me totally puzzled - I am from a long line of strict Catholics and they all were and still are dems. I'm the black sheep (I hope that wasn't racist) and defected to the Republican party.

Catholics do not believe in abortion, birth control, defiling our temples (bodies) with substances like drugs and excessive use of alcohol, they believe in teaching a man to fish instead of feeding him a fish daily, they do not believe in homosexuality or marriage between anyone other than a man and woman, they believe in modesty of dress, virginity for both sexes, and growing up one of the nuns duties was to make sure we knew it was a sin to "touch ourselves", and I'm probably forgetting some other taboos. Yet, they will go to the polls and pull the democrat lever. Go figure!

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Darby 07/06/14 - 06:33 pm
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"I don't owe Obama thanks for a darned thing."

On the other hand, our political and national adversaries around the world must give thanks each and every day for this "godsend" to their causes.

With an enemy like OzBama, they will never need a friend!

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Truth Matters 07/06/14 - 06:42 pm
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"I wonder if the people who

"I wonder if the people who supported this sorry excuse for a human being have finally realized that he cares for no one, no matter what color you are."

Some people have true policy issues with this president and many other politicians. ACES has been appealing to citizens to demonstrate greater civility toward each other, a plea that is lost on this writer.

I don't know the writer and would never presume to know what is in ones heart but I must say this is one of the sickest comments I have ever read on this page. It denies the humanness of an individual and is borne of a deep seated hatred that is more harmful to the writer than the subject of his/her disdain.

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jimmymac 07/06/14 - 10:15 pm
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TRUTH MATTERS
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You've attacked the messenger but have you disputed anything he said?

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corgimom 07/06/14 - 10:21 pm
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"He refuses to secure the

"He refuses to secure the border which is all the Repubs are asking for and yet he will not budge"

Did you ever ask yourself why the Republicans aren't asking for all social service benefits to be cut off to illegals, which could be done in less than a month, with little cost and saving the country millions, instead of spending billions?

Did you ever ask yourself why the Republicans want illegal immigrants to continue receiving benefits that American taxpayers pay for?

corgimom
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corgimom 07/06/14 - 10:26 pm
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hoptoad, are you aware that

hoptoad, are you aware that most American Catholics use birth control, many have had abortions, we all know Catholics that use drugs and are alcoholics, that they have premarital sex just as much as other couples- the list goes on.

In fact, there is a big controversy going on right now within the Diocese that covers Charlotte, over some of the very things that you mention. The old timey prohibitions are being questioned by many of the Catholics, and there is talk of a schism or people leaving the Church.

Perhaps many American Catholics are not as devout as your family, and that's why they vote for him.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/06/14 - 10:28 pm
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"So I ask you Obummer

"So I ask you Obummer supporters, how is he helping you? Did you get your mortgage paid, a new kitchen, new car???"

Did you know that the Dow Jones just hit 17,000?

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carcraft 07/07/14 - 05:40 am
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Corgimom, it is already

Corgimom, it is already illegal for illegals to receive many benefits but they get them any way. Did you know that 4 million of the VAUNTED 8 million Obama care applications have serious problems with them including many have not given PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP! Of those 4 million applications only 400,000 have been processed by hand.

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cush1944 07/07/14 - 07:17 am
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" Did you know that the Dow

" Did you know that the Dow Jones just hit 17,000?"
corigmom, that is because the fed is printing 85B a month. The rich is getting rich. It will drop like a lead balloon when the fed stops.

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carcraft 07/07/14 - 07:55 am
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The other big problem for our

The other big problem for our currency is that it is being abandon by other countries so it won't be propped up. When countries like China and Saudi dump their dollars the Titanic had a better chance of floating than the dollar.

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dichotomy 07/07/14 - 09:59 am
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corgimom..."Did you know that

corgimom..."Did you know that the Dow Jones just hit 17,000?"

That has NOTHING to do with the economy. That is simply because the FED is printing worthless money. It certainly has nothing to do with the well being of the middle class. You know that. Don't be dense. The middle class is getting worse off every day due to government caused inflation in food and energy prices......all due to government policies. You want to actually help the middle class immediately? Do away with the Ethanol in gasoline requirement and build the Canadian pipeline. The price of food and fuel would drop instantly (by instantly I mean weeks to a few months).

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AutumnLeaves 07/16/14 - 10:45 pm
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There is no such thing as an

There is no such thing as an "American Catholic" Church; there is only one Catholic Church. If you don't obey the rules of the Church, you shouldn't be taking Holy Communion. What some people call "old timey prohibitions" are not prohibitions, they are what is pro-actively best for your spiritual, mental, emotional, physical and emotional well-being. If you don't practice the Catholic religion in the manner that is decreed by the Pope as your way of life, you are not truly Catholic. I rarely find a Democrat I can vote for because I do my best to align my votes with my faith. I rarely find a candidate of ANY party I can wholeheartedly endorse.

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