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    President Barack Obama must still gain the approval of Congress for any further tax increases. Obama's major supporters continue to be the 47% Santa Claus Crowd composed of Freeloaders!


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    "We should be discussing ideas, and what will actually work, to create a better more prosperous country. We shouldn't be "bean counting". Ideas, not race baiting!  And Obama's policies have not worked and are continuing to cause massive suffering in the form of more and more layoffs. This is not about race, it's about work, the economy and people having enough to eat.  And I am the exact opposite of what Sandy says. I am a young woman who lives a very liberal lifestyle but I voted Romney. I voted for him because he ran a classy campaign (no Chicago style thug politics) and truly loves this country and had an excellent plan to get us back on track. Now we have lost an excellent opportunity due to the values you espouse Sandy. Believe me, we will suffer for the ignorance and stupidity of that choice." by Soliel at 8:22 AM November 10, 2012


    ...and Sandy Banks, although President Barack Obama won the election he must still gain the approval of Congress for any further tax increases. Obama's major supporters continue to be......







    ..........the 47% Santa Claus Crowd composed of welfare recipients, dysfunctional black voters, millions of illegal aliens, illegal immigration advocates, public service union advocates, etc., etc., who do not speak for all U.S. citizens or legal immigrants, small business owners, Democrats, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, the middleclass, the working class, the poor, or the primary taxpayers.


    Column: Reality crashes the Republican Party, For Republicans wondering what went wrong, it's not a matter of fine-tuning a message or finding minority candidates; the problem is a platform that staked out the far-right fringe on many issues.

    Sandy Banks, 4:04 PM PST, November 9, 2012

    It turns out this presidential election wasn't so much about race after all, but about something bigger, more fundamental and harder to ignore. And there's a lesson here for shellshocked Republicans, still wondering how things went so wrong:

    It's time to drop that "Take our country back" stuff and take your party back instead.

    Barack Obama's romp took many by surprise. Even as Obama votes piled up on Tuesday night, political operative Dick Morris, who has worked both sides of the aisle, kept predicting a Mitt Romney landslide.

    It's hard to argue with the demographic dimensions of Obama's victory. He won in almost every category of voters except senior citizens and white men.

    That's led to lots of head-banging for GOP pundits: Romney might have won, they say, if he had eased up on illegal immigration and found a running mate who could attract Latinos or draw votes in swing states.

    But this is not a matter of fine-tuning the message or rustling up a candidate with brown skin or serviceable Spanish.

    The problem is a platform that staked out the far-right fringe on so many issues that it turned off immigrants, women, minorities, single mothers, young people, gays and lesbians.

    The images of winners and losers on election night said it all: the Norman Rockwell tableau in Romney's sullen Boston ballroom versus the kaleidoscopic diversity of Obama's Chicago victory montage.

    The America the Republicans want is not the one we have.

    Conventional wisdom would credit the win to smart campaigning and coalition-building.

    According to exit polls, support for Obama came from 93% of blacks, 71% of Latinos, 73% of Asian Americans, 76% of gays and lesbians, 60% of voters under 30 and 55% of women.

    But that is not your classic ideological coalition, with shared interests and concerns. That's a collection of folks alienated, over time, by Republicans and their mission to return America to an era when some people had it really good — and whole groups of others had to settle for leftovers.

    People vote their pocketbooks, but they also vote their passions. And those reflect not only their age and ethnic heritage, but the sort of personal lives that right-wingers have made clear they're not willing to abide.

    Women are having babies without marrying the fathers. Gays and lesbians aren't willing anymore to stay hidden in the closet. Young people are using social media to lift their champions and bury their opponents. And Latinos and Asian Americans are staking their claim to a growing slice of this American pie.

    And that affects the rest of us. If you don't have a family member who's gay, you probably have a friend or co-worker who is. If you have teenagers at home, you've probably learned to accept their bands of multiracial friends.

    And if you are, like me, a single mother, you don't want to be made to feel that you are shortchanging your kids. And I'm not willing to allow my daughters' reproductive options to be controlled by a bunch of narrow-minded, self-righteous men.

    Voters carried those slights and insults to the voting booth, tired of being treated with contempt by a party that doesn't seem to understand their realities.

    We're rejecting hypocritical rhetoric: Newt Gingrich, with three marriages and a string of infidelities, arguing that allowing gays to wed violates the sanctity of marriage.

    Women heard a wake-up call in Todd Akin's remarks about rape shutting a woman's body down. That kind of idiocy is frightening, and it brings clarity to what's at stake in the debate over abortion.

    And young people rebelled at being written off as society's leeches. They are working full time for poverty wages or desperate for jobs that don't exist, part of that sponger demographic — the 47% — that Romney privately mocked.

    I don't know if it's mean-spirited, shortsighted or simply wishful thinking, but the Republican Party is pandering to a base that is rapidly shrinking in a country that's learning to tune them out.

    It would be nice to think that this botched campaign reflects the pull of the party's fringe, and is easily correctable.

    But the GOP has been tacking right for decades. Obama's ascent to the presidency just escalated the phenomenon by helping to launch the tea party wing, whose mission was getting him out of office.

    According to Emory University professor Alan Abramowitz, who has studied the tea party for years, that ultra-conservative activist segment now dominates the Republican Party.

    Tea party folks donate more money, attend more meetings and rallies, and pester elected officials more than other party regulars. They are rabidly against abortion and gay marriage and tend to hold hostile attitudes toward blacks and gays.

    And more than half of Republicans — 63% of party stalwarts — consider themselves supporters of the tea party movement.

    That explains why the muscle-flexing of the "new America" in this election drove party leaders bonkers.

    There was Karl Rove on Tuesday night, having a temper tantrum when Fox News called Ohio — and the race — for President Obama. Rove had funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Republican candidates and had very little to show for it.

    And there was Bill O'Reilly whining that this country is "not a traditional America anymore," implying that Republicans value hard work and fair play, and those other people just "want stuff."

    And Morris, excusing his roundly mocked projection of a Romney landslide by admitting that the "new America" caught him by surprise.

    He thought that the election four years ago was nothing but a "one-off," that voter-turnout demographics would "go back to 2004," he said.

    I guess he figured the groups that cinched Obama's first term — minorities, women, young people — were only there for the party.

    Which means Republicans weren't beaten only by arithmetic this time. They lost through willful blindness.


    Copyright © 2012, Los Angeles Times



    Thank you House Speaker John Boehner, Congressional Representatives for working for U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, and upholding the oath of office......

    ......a characteristic that all elected officials are mandated by law and sworn under oath to do.....

    ......the exception being President Obama and other dysfunctional elected officials affiliated with the Democratic Party who trash the oath of office, our Constitution, and hold contempt for the rights of law abiding U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.

    When petitioned to create opportunity, or to address the high unemployment problem of U.S. born blacks or when petitioned to competently uphold the rule of law, the Constitution, his sworn duty to respect his oath of office for blacks violated by government, typically BO responds with worthless diatribe such as "put on your marching shoes, stop complaining, stop crying, etc., I want you to go see Reverend Al Sharpton,



    …..trashes or ignores valid petitions for redress of grievances, etc., etc"

    ....all while Barack "the Magic Negro/Illegal Alien bootlicking" Obama bends over backwards, uses his executive privilege influence, and circumvents Congress to promote the "Dream Act" for millions of illegal aliens, illegal aliens being individuals that no elected official is sworn under oath and mandated by law to protect and serve.


    Lies Don't Keep Us Safe. Keeping Us Safe Requires Respect for the Rule of Law and the Constitution. The government's argument is untenable. “The government cannot, under any circumstance, affirmatively mislead the court” by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney

    "Insisting on honesty as the only policy, the supreme ruled Wednesday that public employees can be punished for lying, even when they merely deny an accusation that later turns out to be true”.

    “ …….Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. 'An employee who is asked about possible wrongdoing has only two legal choices: Tell the truth or say nothing”. (LA Times, January 22, 1998.)

    ........"Tell the Truth or Say Nothing" also applies to any U.S. President, Congressional office holder, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Attorney General, court official, court clerk, Deputy City Attorney, Judge, elected official, lawyer, journalist, etc.

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