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By: Birthmark , 11:48 PM GMT on January 10, 2014

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This is a carryover from a discussion begun on Dr. Rood's Climate Change Blog.

Quoting 283. tramp96:

If he is a known warmonger then why would the man who got the nobel peace prize keep him on???
The same man who agreed with the war in Afghanistan the same man who went to war in Libya the same man who had three pirates executed the same man who wants to put terrorists on trial in civil courts yet had Bin Laden executed.
Maybe Gates was just telling the truth.

Everytime I burn one of you I usually get banned so here I go.


Because, as I surmised before he was elected, that Prize winner is a typical center-right politician, like Bush before him.

Quoting 289. tramp96:

You have no problem going off topic unless your getting burnt.
This is not center right

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However, these are either center-right or right:
-continuation of War on Terror
-carry over of many Bush appointees
-continuation of Guantanamo abomination
-"Free Market" worship
-adoption of Heritage Foundation's Healthcare Reform Plan
-NSA spying
-continuation of War on Drugs
-bank bailouts rather than homeowner bailouts
-cuts to Social Security...
...and I can go on for quite a long time.

No politician is made from a cookie-cutter. There are liberals who oppose gun control, conservatives who are pro-choice, etc. So, showing me a few issues where Obama actually leans left isn't indicative of his overall position.


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733. FLwolverine
1:27 PM GMT on March 13, 2014
Quoting 731. tramp96:

I'm going with terrorism and Singapore was the target but something messed up.
And that pretty much sums up the difference between us. :-)
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732. tramp96
8:11 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 723. Birthmark:

Obama did take that district in 2012 by 50.1 to 48.6.

But Young won his race in 2012 by 57.6 to 42.4, a margin ten times larger than Obama's. (Face it, Romney was a crappy candidate.)

It's a heavily Republican district...or was.

Dems out spent the reps by 4 to 1
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731. tramp96
8:10 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 728. FLwolverine:
777 - ok, now I get it. Duh!

There was a twilight zone episode where future humans on earth would travel back in time to snatch passengers from airplanes that were about to crash with no survivors. They transported the passengers to a new and uninhabited (except for snatched passengers) planet where the passengers were to act as pioneers to set up a new society.

The reason was that humanity had so badly polluted and depleted earth that there was no future. Most people were born deformed and infertile, and many were severely mentally disabled. So the ones who could still function devised a way to try to preserve the human race.

IIRC Rod Serling also wrote this up as a short story.

At this point, that's as good a theory as any.

I'm going with terrorism and Singapore was the target but something messed up.
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730. Naga5000
6:54 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 729. tramp96:

The guy is nothing but a political hack with no morals
I smoked but didn't inhale and all of the skirt chasing. If you can't be loyal to your wife than why would you be loyal to your job. He was a big security risk because of the blackmail issues he brought. Remember the Ron Brown funeral? How bout the contract with America that he took credit for. Everything he did was politically motivated with no thought to morals but he is a saint compared to you know who.
When he and Hillary gave the Gennifer Flowers interview was the start for me if you(anybody) couldn't see his and her motivation then I suspect that you(anybody) have a hard time navigating through life. I could go on and on but I'll leave it there for now.


By that measuring stick, I'm surprised there is a single politician/party you like.
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729. tramp96
6:52 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 725. FLwolverine:
Who, me? I haven't posted anything grumpy in at least - oh - five minutes.

But seriously, I was stunned by the amount of hate directed at both Clintons back when Bill took office. My law office had a lot of politically active Democrats, but I never heard that kind of hate directed at Reagan or even at John Engler when he was elected governor. Democrats and others thought Engler was a political hack who only got elected because of Democratic infighting (plus he was a liar, and he squandered the reserves that his predecessors, republican and democrat, had built up for the state). But people didn't hate him; I don't even hate him. But in the '90s, people, especially those who identified themselves as Republicans and conservatives, started investing so much of their energy in just hating. It was very chilling.

And really, I'm just telling you what I observed. Maybe there were Democrats, and the people you call libs, who spewed the same kind of hate, but I didn't hear that, and I spent a lot more time around "libs" than around "cons".

The guy is nothing but a political hack with no morals
I smoked but didn't inhale and all of the skirt chasing. If you can't be loyal to your wife than why would you be loyal to your job. He was a big security risk because of the blackmail issues he brought. Remember the Ron Brown funeral? How bout the contract with America that he took credit for. Everything he did was politically motivated with no thought to morals but he is a saint compared to you know who.
When he and Hillary gave the Gennifer Flowers interview was the start for me if you(anybody) couldn't see his and her motivation then I suspect that you(anybody) have a hard time navigating through life. I could go on and on but I'll leave it there for now.
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728. FLwolverine
5:47 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
777 - ok, now I get it. Duh!

There was a twilight zone episode where future humans on earth would travel back in time to snatch passengers from airplanes that were about to crash with no survivors. They transported the passengers to a new and uninhabited (except for snatched passengers) planet where the passengers were to act as pioneers to set up a new society.

The reason was that humanity had so badly polluted and depleted earth that there was no future. Most people were born deformed and infertile, and many were severely mentally disabled. So the ones who could still function devised a way to try to preserve the human race.

IIRC Rod Serling also wrote this up as a short story.

At this point, that's as good a theory as any.
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727. FLwolverine
5:33 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 726. tramp96:

I'll get back to you on this when I'm on a computer but in the
meantime any 777 theories?
777?

I should also add that over the years I've encountered moderate Republicans who were appalled at the course that party was taking and the candidates that were bring put forward. They did not spew hate. It's too bad they have been drowned out by the extreme right.
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726. tramp96
1:27 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 725. FLwolverine:
Who, me? I haven't posted anything grumpy in at least - oh - five minutes.

But seriously, I was stunned by the amount of hate directed at both Clintons back when Bill took office. My law office had a lot of politically active Democrats, but I never heard that kind of hate directed at Reagan or even at John Engler when he was elected governor. Democrats and others thought Engler was a political hack who only got elected because of Democratic infighting (plus he was a liar, and he squandered the reserves that his predecessors, republican and democrat, had built up for the state). But people didn't hate him; I don't even hate him. But in the '90s, people, especially those who identified themselves as Republicans and conservatives, started investing so much of their energy in just hating. It was very chilling.

And really, I'm just telling you what I observed. Maybe there were Democrats, and the people you call libs, who spewed the same kind of hate, but I didn't hear that, and I spent a lot more time around "libs" than around "cons".

I'll get back to you on this when I'm on a computer but in the
meantime any 777 theories?
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725. FLwolverine
5:20 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 722. tramp96:

Yeah I'm a little grumpy tonight but from what I've been reading
you shouldn't talk.
Who, me? I haven't posted anything grumpy in at least - oh - five minutes.

But seriously, I was stunned by the amount of hate directed at both Clintons back when Bill took office. My law office had a lot of politically active Democrats, but I never heard that kind of hate directed at Reagan or even at John Engler when he was elected governor. Democrats and others thought Engler was a political hack who only got elected because of Democratic infighting (plus he was a liar, and he squandered the reserves that his predecessors, republican and democrat, had built up for the state). But people didn't hate him; I don't even hate him. But in the '90s, people, especially those who identified themselves as Republicans and conservatives, started investing so much of their energy in just hating. It was very chilling.

And really, I'm just telling you what I observed. Maybe there were Democrats, and the people you call libs, who spewed the same kind of hate, but I didn't hear that, and I spent a lot more time around "libs" than around "cons".
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724. Birthmark
4:44 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Enough with that schoolyard nonsense, please. TIA.

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723. Birthmark
4:43 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 720. tramp96:

She was a good candidate and I believe I heard that district went
Obama in the last election.

Obama did take that district in 2012 by 50.1 to 48.6.

But Young won his race in 2012 by 57.6 to 42.4, a margin ten times larger than Obama's. (Face it, Romney was a crappy candidate.)

It's a heavily Republican district...or was.
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722. tramp96
4:43 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 721. FLwolverine:
Now that's a really intelligent, adult comment! Your repertoire of insults is pretty feeble.

Yeah I'm a little grumpy tonight but from what I've been reading
you shouldn't talk. The way I see it if you wouldn't say it to my
face then don't say it on the Internet and I will guarantee
that person would not say it to my face.
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721. FLwolverine
4:30 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 714. tramp96:

Two things Clinton is a liar and you can't add.
Keep our lectures to yourself your trying to look intelligent but the reality is your just plain lame little boy.
Now that's a really intelligent, adult comment! Your repertoire of insults is pretty feeble.
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720. tramp96
4:22 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 719. Birthmark:

Quite possibly...but not necessarily the way you think. That's the closest election in that district in at least forty years. (Dems didn't even field candidates in that district in 1998, 2000, or 2002. So winning a squeaker isn't that impressive.

She was a good candidate and I believe I heard that district went
Obama in the last election.
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719. Birthmark
3:56 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 718. tramp96:
It has begun

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Quite possibly...but not necessarily the way you think. That's the closest election in that district in at least forty years. (Dems didn't even field candidates in that district in 1998, 2000, or 2002. So winning a squeaker isn't that impressive.
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718. tramp96
3:00 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
It has begun

Link
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717. Birthmark
2:55 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 716. Creideiki:


True. He tried to say he was liberal, when in fact, he's more conservative than you, and you can't deny that. Clinton just committed what your tribalism would consider a fatal flaw that makes him worthy of hatred for generations: He put a "D" after his name.

Yep. Even when a "D" adopts a Republican/conservative "health care" plan, the "D" is evil. Worse still, the plan then becomes evil, too. LOL
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716. Creideiki
2:10 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 714. tramp96:

Two things Clinton is a liar and you can't add.
Keep our lectures to yourself your trying to look intelligent but the reality is your just plain lame little boy.


True. He tried to say he was liberal, when in fact, he's more conservative than you, and you can't deny that. Clinton just committed what your tribalism would consider a fatal flaw that makes him worthy of hatred for generations: He put a "D" after his name.
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715. tramp96
2:08 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 712. Creideiki:


They're not even controversial opinions about guns. They're just unpopular with people who would be better served by receiving penis enlargement surgery.

What are you trolling. Wow you certainly have issues. LOL
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714. tramp96
2:07 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 711. Creideiki:


Technically, he did not. He was asked very specific questions, and he gave very lawyerish responses to those very specific questions that were technically true.

I'm sorry you don't understand law. We'll just add law to the massive list of things that you don't understand. Like basic science.

Two things Clinton is a liar and you can't add.
Keep our lectures to yourself your trying to look intelligent but the reality is your just plain lame little boy.
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713. FLwolverine
1:32 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 711. Creideiki:


Technically, he did not. He was asked very specific questions, and he gave very lawyerish responses to those very specific questions that were technically true.

I'm sorry you don't understand law. We'll just add law to the massive list of things that you don't understand. Like basic science.
And to go back to my original question to Astro - the point was that the investigation and impeachment (which BTW wasted millions of tax dollars!) were not motivated by outrage over his dallyings with Monica; the Republicans hated him and his popularity and his policies and were thrilled to have any excuse to go after him, even if it did all eventually boil down to the definition of "is".

I had never seen so much hate so publicly expressed, but of course now that's just the daily bread and butter of the right. Blecch!
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712. Creideiki
12:35 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 710. Birthmark:
Oh, no! Obama's choice for Surgeon-General (that nearly omnipotent office) has a controversial opinion about guns! Therefore...what, exactly?


They're not even controversial opinions about guns. They're just unpopular with people who would be better served by receiving penis enlargement surgery.
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711. Creideiki
12:33 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
Quoting 700. tramp96:

The um Affordable Care Act is law and you can't change law when ever you want to that would be breaking the law.
Quoting 708. tramp96:

No he lied under oath


Technically, he did not. He was asked very specific questions, and he gave very lawyerish responses to those very specific questions that were technically true.

I'm sorry you don't understand law. We'll just add law to the massive list of things that you don't understand. Like basic science.
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710. Birthmark
7:45 PM GMT on March 11, 2014
Oh, no! Obama's choice for Surgeon-General (that nearly omnipotent office) has a controversial opinion about guns! Therefore...what, exactly?
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709. tramp96
4:05 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Obama’s Surgeon General Pick Has an Interesting Take on…Gun Control
Mar. 10, 2014 5:01pm Fred Lucas

Second Amendment advocates are worried about President Barack Obama’s nominee for surgeon general, a political ally of the president and strong proponent of gun restrictions.

Obamas Surgeon General Pick Has an Interesting Take on…Gun Control
Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. surgeon general, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination. (AP/Charles Dharapak
Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy is the president and founder of Doctors for America, which grew from the campaign organization that was called Doctors for Obama, started in 2008. The organization has advocated for a number of liberal initiatives, including strongly supporting the passage of Obamacare and Medicaid expansion.

The group has also been supportive of the Obama administration’s failed push for expanding gun control laws in 2013. It successfully fought a proposed Florida law that would have prevented doctors from including in a person’s medical file whether they are a gun owner. Doctors for America has referred to guns as a public health threat, and circulated a petition to pressure Congress to pass stricter gun laws.

“This is so big we are scoring it,” National Rifle Association spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen told TheBlaze regarding the vote on the surgeon general nomination. “We sent out notifications to our 5 million members asking them to contact their senator to vote against this nomination.”

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 13-9 last month to send Murthy’s nomination to the Senate floor.

The surgeon general does not have a major policymaking role, but rather has a megaphone to speak about public health issues.

But the person in that position must be someone the public can trust, Mortensen said.


“The surgeon general has the important task of providing information to people to help them make better decisions about health care. It’s a position that requires trust and leadership,” Mortensen said. “The American people need to know they can look to that person who is independent and not with a political agenda. The American people deserve to have confidence in their surgeon general.”

NRA Executive Director Chris Cox sent a letter to members of the Senate denouncing Murthy’s long advocacy of gun control.

The NRA takes particular exception to a letter from the organization on Jan. 14, 2013 supporting licensing of guns, limits on ammunition purchase, and a mandatory 48-hour waiting period. The letter further asks for removing “provision in the Affordable Care Act and other federal policies that prohibit physicians from documenting gun ownership.”

The NRA letter also quotes a Murthy tweet from Oct. 16, 2012 that “guns are a health care issue.”

Investors Business Daily reported on Murthy’s anti-gun tweets, including, “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue,” during the 2012 presidential elections, and in December 2012 in the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre: “NRA press conference disappointing but predictable — blame everything in the world except guns for the Newtown tragedy. #wakeup.”

A Doctors for America spokesperson did not immediately respond to inquiries from TheBlaze on Monday.

Beyond his political activity, Murthy has been an attending physician and medical instructor at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 2006. He co-founded VISIONS Worldwide in 1995, a nonprofit organization focused on HIV/AIDS education in India and the United States, where he served as president from 1995 to 2000 and chairman of the board from 2000 to 2003.

Even before Obama began advocating for more gun control laws in early 2013, Doctors for America touted itself in its “Docs vs. Glocks Campaign” in summer 2011 in Florida, gaining 200 signatures on a petition regarding including firearms ownership in medical information.
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708. tramp96
3:41 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 706. FLwolverine:
Ha! You really think the attempted Clinton impeachment was about morality ?

No he lied under oath
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707. Astrometeor
3:40 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 706. FLwolverine:
Ha! You really think the attempted Clinton impeachment was about morality ?


I don't know enough to hold an opinion.
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706. FLwolverine
3:39 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 698. Astrometeor:


Has he broken the Constitution? Under some persons' interpretations, yes.

Having said that, you still don't have grounds for impeachment. It must be a high crime, not something every president has done. Of course, "high crime" is also open to interpretation.

The last time something like impeaching a President just because you don't like his policies was with President Andrew Johnson.
Ha! You really think the Clinton fiasco was about morality ? Or even about "lying to Congress"?
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705. Birthmark
3:39 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 702. tramp96:

Yeah she is the only one making that claim, if that is the case then you wouldn't need to make the claim that there is no media bias. They are going to start picking cherries in B.C. soon are you making your annual trip?

I never claimed that there was no media bias. I have consistently said that there is a media bias. The MSM are heavily conservative/corporate biased, particularly on economic issues.
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704. Birthmark
3:37 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 700. tramp96:

The um Affordable Care Act is law and you can't change law when ever you want to that would be breaking the law.

Well, there's nothing between an Impeachment by the House but air and opportunity. Seriously, I've seen gut-shot people complain less than conservatives.
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703. tramp96
3:37 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 701. Astrometeor:


Oh, I agree with you on that. I just don't think it would be wise to impeach someone on those grounds. That's weak.

And, it makes you look like the leader of a witch-hunt, a losing proposition politically.

Concur.
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702. tramp96
3:35 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 699. Birthmark:

Uh-huh. One person's claim proves your point...not. Since you are using anecdotal, one wonders upon what basis you eliminated this criticism of Attkisson, "...others saw evidence of a political agenda, particularly against President Barack Obama."

"Others is plural. That's even more anecdotal than hers. I can't imagine why you ignore it! LOL

Yeah she is the only one making that claim, if that is the case then you wouldn't need to make the claim that there is no media bias. They are going to start picking cherries in B.C. soon are you making your annual trip?
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701. Astrometeor
3:35 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 700. tramp96:

The um Affordable Care Act is law and you can't change law when ever you want to that would be breaking the law.


Oh, I agree with you on that. I just don't think it would be wise to impeach someone on those grounds. That's weak.

And, it makes you look like the leader of a witch-hunt, a losing proposition politically.
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700. tramp96
3:32 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 698. Astrometeor:


Has he broken the Constitution? Under some persons' interpretations, yes.

Having said that, you still don't have grounds for impeachment. It must be a high crime, not something every president has done. Of course, "high crime" is also open to interpretation.

The last time something like impeaching a President just because you don't like his policies was with President Andrew Johnson.

The um Affordable Care Act is law and you can't change law when ever you want to that would be breaking the law.
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699. Birthmark
3:32 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 697. tramp96:

Flies in the face your assertion that there is no media bias. That claim is a joke.

Uh-huh. One person's claim proves your point...not. Since you are using anecdotal, one wonders upon what basis you eliminated this criticism of Attkisson, "...others saw evidence of a political agenda, particularly against President Barack Obama."

"Others is plural. That's even more anecdotal than hers. I can't imagine why you ignore it! LOL
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698. Astrometeor
3:27 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 695. tramp96:

Link


Has he broken the Constitution? Under some persons' interpretations, yes.

Having said that, you still don't have grounds for impeachment. It must be a high crime, not something every president has done. Of course, "high crime" is also open to interpretation.

The last time something like impeaching a President just because you don't like his policies was with President Andrew Johnson.
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697. tramp96
3:26 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 696. Birthmark:

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

At least no one can call her pending membership in the Stooges an affirmative action hiring.

Flies in the face your assertion that there is no media bias. That claim is a joke.
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696. Birthmark
3:23 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 693. tramp96:
Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt that her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.

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At least no one can call her pending membership in the Stooges an affirmative action hiring.
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695. tramp96
3:18 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 694. Astrometeor:


Impeach Obama? Sadly, no. He has yet to commit a high crime or misdemeanor.

Bad policies aren't grounds for impeachment, tramp.

Link
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694. Astrometeor
3:05 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Quoting 692. tramp96:
Can we impeach this idiot now please

Link


Impeach Obama? Sadly, no. He has yet to commit a high crime or misdemeanor.

Bad policies aren't grounds for impeachment, tramp.
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693. tramp96
2:56 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has reached an agreement to resign from CBS News ahead of contract, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO on Monday.

Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt that her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.

At the same time, Attkisson’s reporting on the Obama administration, which some staffers characterized as agenda-driven, had led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. She is currently at work on a book — tentatively titled “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington” — that addresses the challenges of reporting critically on the administration.

(WATCH: POLITICO interviews Sharyl Attkisson)

Feeling increasingly stymied and marginalized at the network, Attkisson began talking to CBS News President David Rhodes as early as last April about getting out of her contract. Those negotiations intensified in recent weeks, and her request was finally honored on Monday.

Reached by phone, Attkisson described her resignation as “amicable.” She said she will now turn her attention to the book, which is being published by HarperCollins, a division of NewsCorp (and not by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS Corp.).

Sonya McNair, senior vice president for communications for CBS News, said in a statement: “CBS News veteran Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the news division to pursue other endeavors. We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well.”

(Earlier on POLITICO: The Attkisson approach)

But Attkisson had become a polarizing figure at the network, sources there said. While some championed her relentless dedication to investigations — ranging from defective Firestone tires to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal — others saw evidence of a political agenda, particularly against President Barack Obama. (The bulk of Attkisson’s work since 2009 has focused on the failures or perceived failures of the Obama administration, including its failed green-energy investments and the attack in Benghazi, though she has reported on several Republican failures as well.)

Others have suggested that CBS News itself was politically biased: “It’s no secret that Sharyl has been unhappy about CBS’s lack of interest in investigative reporting, especially when it comes to stories about the Obama administration,” a source close to Attkisson said.

Attkisson’s frustrations aside, the network maintains a dedicated investigative unit, which produces packages that appear across CBS News programming.

(50 POLITICOs to watch: Sharyl Attkisson)

Attkisson joined CBS News from CNN in 1993. She served as an overnight anchor for two years before becoming a Washington-based correspondent, a position she held until this week. She has won five Emmy awards for her reporting on Fast and Furious, the Red Cross, Republican fundraising, TARP and border patrol.
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692. tramp96
4:47 AM GMT on March 01, 2014
Can we impeach this idiot now please

Link
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691. tramp96
2:52 AM GMT on February 27, 2014
Excellent piece on the Monarch

Link
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690. tramp96
1:08 AM GMT on February 27, 2014
Real solutions

Link
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689. Naga5000
3:09 PM GMT on February 26, 2014
Quoting 687. tramp96:

Take it easy I'm fully aware of the differences between
the American left and the Nazi party. We rib each other
constantly over here and that comment was just that.
Just playing Naga. On the other hand I have heard the
left compare people on the right to Nazi's more than once.
What is your opinion on the proposed military cuts?
Yes Nea you too.


Military cuts, good. We spend a bit more than 1/3 of the total of every country on earth combined. The military industrial complex is bad news. I agree with Eisenhower.
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688. Birthmark
2:39 PM GMT on February 26, 2014
Quoting 678. tramp96:

Make the ins. companies go to crap so they can implement single payer.
Yes very liberal

Evidence? I mean, it's pretty doubtful that a 1.9% decrease is going to do much to insurance companies. It will, however, hurt many individuals...which is rather the antithesis of liberalism, even American liberalism. Perhaps you meant neoliberalism? If so, you need to know that neoliberalism isn't liberal in any traditional sense. I would agree with that. That's pure Obama.
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687. tramp96
2:38 PM GMT on February 26, 2014
Quoting 686. Naga5000:


Man, you are fooled by the Nazi's aren't you? Read some history, tramp. I beg of you.

" The use of the name National Socialism arose out of earlier attempts by German right-wing figures to create a nationalist redefinition of socialism, as a reactionary alternative to both internationalist Marxist socialism and free market capitalism"

and

"The Nazis were strongly influenced by the post World War I far-right in Germany, which held common beliefs such as anti-Marxism, anti-liberalism, and antisemitism, along with nationalism, contempt towards the Treaty of Versailles, and condemnation of the Weimar Republic for signing the armistice in November 1918 that later led to their signing of the Treaty of Versailles. A major inspiration for the Nazis were the far-right nationalist Freikorps, paramilitary organisations that engaged in political violence after World War I."

This is one of the most repeated ring wing myths, please, I'm being serious here, read a goddamn history book and stop getting information from right wing, conservative media sources, THEY ARE LYING TO YOU! More importantly they are making you look ignorant of facts. That may fly with your conservative buddies, but it doesn't fly in the real world where facts are important.

Take it easy I'm fully aware of the differences between
the American left and the Nazi party. We rib each other
constantly over here and that comment was just that.
Just playing Naga. On the other hand I have heard the
left compare people on the right to Nazi's more than once.
What is your opinion on the proposed military cuts?
Yes Nea you too.
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686. Naga5000
1:54 PM GMT on February 26, 2014
Quoting 684. tramp96:

National Socialist German Workers Party


Man, you are fooled by the Nazi's aren't you? Read some history, tramp. I beg of you.

" The use of the name National Socialism arose out of earlier attempts by German right-wing figures to create a nationalist redefinition of socialism, as a reactionary alternative to both internationalist Marxist socialism and free market capitalism"

and

"The Nazis were strongly influenced by the post World War I far-right in Germany, which held common beliefs such as anti-Marxism, anti-liberalism, and antisemitism, along with nationalism, contempt towards the Treaty of Versailles, and condemnation of the Weimar Republic for signing the armistice in November 1918 that later led to their signing of the Treaty of Versailles. A major inspiration for the Nazis were the far-right nationalist Freikorps, paramilitary organisations that engaged in political violence after World War I."

This is one of the most repeated ring wing myths, please, I'm being serious here, read a goddamn history book and stop getting information from right wing, conservative media sources, THEY ARE LYING TO YOU! More importantly they are making you look ignorant of facts. That may fly with your conservative buddies, but it doesn't fly in the real world where facts are important.
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685. Neapolitan
1:06 PM GMT on February 26, 2014
Quoting 674. tramp96:
Hannity just absolutely destroyed Rep Mike Dickinson
I can't believe that guy is in congress. What an embarrassment for the dems.
1) Dickinson is NOT in Congress; he's a candidate.

2) Of course, in Foxland, where truth never permeates and spin is the game, Hannity "won". But anyone from the left appearing on a right-wing talk show is going to "lose" in the eyes of that talk show's audience. Hannity has control of the entire situation: the mike, the lights, the clock, the cameras, everything. It's difficult to not come off looking bad when confronting a blustering bully on his home turd. I mean turf.
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684. tramp96
12:56 PM GMT on February 26, 2014
Quoting 682. Naga5000:


Nazi's were right wing fascists. At least get your facts straight, oh that's right, informed by Fox, I forgot for a second.

National Socialist German Workers Party
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683. tramp96
12:51 PM GMT on February 26, 2014
Quoting 681. Naga5000:


Hannity is an embarrassment to journalism and common sense. I can't believe you take that guy seriously.

Regardless of how you feel about Hannity you need
to see that interview. I'm sure the dems are trying to
figure out how to get rid of that guy. He couldn't win
a debate with a bubble gum wrapper.
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