Obama sworn in to 2nd term as president

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  • 5

    FPSRussia

    Absolutely beautiful!!! All Hail our Commander in Chief.

    Truthfully, the second election was more successful than the first one. He won!!!

    There are some that want to argue that he won because of his complexion. The second time around he had his record on the line. Even with the slow progress America still choose him.

    It had a lot to do with the fact that he's an honest man. He takes responsibility. Even if his performance with the economy has been lackluster Americans are more realistic now. They are more aware and more involved in the shaping of this nation. The most important thing is that we want an honest President. One whose word is solid.

    Truth be told, Mitt Romney, probably would have been a solid business President. He had connections. However, he was quite dishonest and held prejudice feelings and ideas about 47% of the country. He couldn't be trusted at his word. Therefore was NOT qualified to hold the office of the President.

    We can look forward to 4 more years of this honesty.

    Have no illusion. One man cannot change the economy. It's a global market. It's the responsibility of American companies and the society itself.

    We know who stands in the way of progress (Republicans). We know who's saying "NO". We know who's trying to take food off our tables. America didn't vote for that guy and / or the group he represents.

    So happy to be alive during this time in America's history.

  • 5

    SushiSake3

    Congratulations Mr. President.

    America is lucky to have at its helm a leader who - unlike his conservative opposition - is not trying to destroy Americans' livelihoods for the sake of preserving business profits or who would rather spend money on bullets and bombs than on his fellow citizens.

    Good times. :-)

  • -6

    realist

    A sad day for America, and the world. He has signed more Executive Orders than all the other 43 presidents put together, and now has more powers than all the other presidents, too. The man is a despot,

  • 2

    Daijoboots

    I like Obama - he is a cool cat!

    That and reasonable policies as opposed to the ridiculous republicans.

  • 3

    SushiSake3

    It's truly heartening to see JT conservatives united in their silent congratulations for their new President. 

    I am more than happy to give them a voice on this thread.  :-)

    A great day.

  • -4

    praack

    well 47% if the country did not vote for him, he won on electoral votes. he does not have a :clear mandate:

    just like George Bush did not in his last term, to continue to exclude the 47% as he is doing is just risking the backlash.

    I guess since the press likes him so much he does not care - the amount of executive orders, the clear decision not to work with the republicans but to force them face down into the dirt.

    that is the mantle of presidency? i think not.

    first 4 years were filled with broken promises, the last 4 could have been better- instead it is still getting worse- we look toward increasing our debt- we discuss increasing our debt ceiling, with no discussion on how to reign in any spending.

    shame

  • -5

    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    " realist at Jan. 21, 2013 - 10:53AM JST

    A sad day for America, and the world. He has signed more Executive Orders than all the other 43 presidents put together, and now has more powers than all the other presidents, too. The man is a despot,"

    A sad day, indeed. An other factoid that bears reminding is the unprecedented number of extrajudicial assassinations by armed drones in other countries without recourse.

  • 5

    Laguna

    All hail to the Chief! Funny how liberals are so disappointing at his conservative nature, while conservatives view him as the second coming of Karl Marx.

    For example: Accusation - Obama rules as a king through excessive use of executive orders. Reality: First, this would be impossible under the Constitution. Executive orders enable a president to control HOW something is done by instructing Federal departments to focus their energies, but it does not allow a president to create law. Second, in his first term of office, Obama signed 138 executive orders; that is fewer than the 166 GHB signed in his single term; it is fewer on average than most presidents have signed in recent history.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/executiveorders.asp

    Obviously, just because this is true doesn't mean you have to believe it. Some choose not to participate in the "reality-based" community.

  • -5

    Wolfpack

    Obama really, really sucks. Oh well, four more years of Europeanization. More debt, more people on food stamps, disability, and all other kinds of social welfare programs. The man is selling out America's legacy and spending away the future in order to join the pantheon of Socialist greats. All proponents of a political ideology that is incompatible with human nature and economically unsustainable. Why the Left believes wealth grows on trees I will never understand.

    America has long been saddled with the horrible legacy of dependency foisted upon the citizenry by FDR, and LBJ. Obama has simply made the final push putting America over the edge. American's have not been permitted the choice of whether or not they wanted to be free or slaves of the state. The soon to be $22 trillion debt after the next four years ensures that America's children will be slaves to the failures of Obama and his like until the entire ponzi scheme fails down from the weight of it's own impossible promises. There are riots and constant labor discord in the streets of Southern Europe - so will there be riots in America when the bill comes due. It will be a sad day when Americans are reminded of what they have done to themselves - I will not be the only one saying 'I told you so'.

  • 0

    Laguna

    I gave you a thumbs up for that, Wolfpack: thanks for proving my point!

  • -4

    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    Reality-based would also include the use of the unreviewable "kill list" which has already been used to assassinate at least two US citizens, that we know of, not to mention the scores of others, including women and children. Yet he holds a Nobel Peace Prize. Actions speak louder than words. Sorry, no "hoorah for the chief" , not a chance.

  • 4

    FPSRussia

    Here we go again. Got some individuals who are dead set on distorting the facts.

    Obama won, Mitt lost. No need for the state of denial. We have an honest responsible President. You will support him. And if you are rich, you will pay your share of taxes to America. How unpatriotic you are not to pay your fair share.

  • 2

    SushiSake3

    It's truly hilarious to watch conservatives' rejection of reality creating the monsters in their heads that scare them silly.

    Just a cursory glance at some of the labels thrown around above by conservatives is proof of this.

    It's like creating imaginary straw men is a mandatory part of being a conservative. They see the panic buttons everywhere. :-)

    They probably would 'Take our Country Back!' if only they knew what they wanted to take it back from, lol. :-)

  • 4

    SuperLib

    "Republicans have only won the popular vote in a presidential election once in 24 years. "

    And they just keep doubling down. At this point it's fair to say they've given up on the White House and their only policy is obstruction through a gerrymandered House.

  • -8

    Real

    A sad day for America indeed. Obama has signed more Executive Orders than all the other presidents put together. Too bad the majority of those Executive Orders go against the Constitution. The United States is supposed to be a country based on laws. In the last four years we have seen laws created by a government that is not in tune with the basic guidelines for our government to live by and that is the Constitution. A government so big it can give you everything you want is also so powerful that it can take everything you have away. We do not need a Robin Hood for a leader. We needed a person who could help those that do not have, earn what they need, not take away what someone else HAS earned and give it someone who hasn't. Taking money away from those who have it and give it to those who don't does not redistribute the wealth so all are equal, it just raises the level of poverty. If you just take the new Obamacare as an example. You think health care was expensive before just wait to see what it costs when it is free. Besides the cost, there is no place in the Constitution giving the Federal Government the authority to demand the citizen to buy health insurance.

  • 2

    FPSRussia

    Robin Hood? That's funny. Who is really "robbing" the hood. The rich. Republicans have been "bottom feeding for years". America was built off the backs of the families and immigrants the Republicans now wish to turn their back on.

    Once America woke up, the rich decided to outsource their jobs so they could bottom feed somewhere else.

    It's time to pay your proper dues. That's why you hate Obama. *sarcasm How dare Obama ask the rich and wealthy to do their part. How terrible it is that would have to pay a million off your 35 million a year salary.

    Republicans watched as the financial sector watched and yet top executives continued to receive ridiculous bonuses. Disgusting. The only thing patriotic about the rich who don't want to pay more taxes is their bumper stickers.

    This picture here says you are about to get taxed. For the good on the nation. These rich who profited off the working class are about to get what they deserve. If you are American it's time you do your part, pay dues.

    I support Obama's health care program. IT's now America's healthcare program. It's great. We won't have to watch people cry as they lose the one's they love cause the private sector emptied the coffers. I don't want a RoboCop nation. A government for the people, by the people. The people have voted. Obama won the popular vote and the electoral votes. Here come the taxes.

    Can't understand why any of you would complain. If you make over 200,000 a year then I'll understand. A government cannot be bankrupt. A bankrupt government is a threat to national security as foreign interests can buy politicians and remold our nation. If we let the private sector have their way, they'll sell it block by block.

  • 1

    SuperLib

    I keep hearing the same arguments over and over again here, and when I turn on AM radio and happen to catch the right wing pundits they are saying the exact same thing. It's like a type of religion at this point.

  • -4

    bass4funk

    Here we go...let the spending begin....er...I mean, the spending will continue. Didn't watch it, didn't need to, more od the same BS with this clown that should have gotten a job a Cirque Du Soleil.

    Obama really, really sucks. Oh well, four more years of Europeanization. More debt, more people on food stamps, disability, and all other kinds of social welfare programs. The man is selling out America's legacy and spending away the future in order to join the pantheon of Socialist greats. All proponents of a political ideology that is incompatible with human nature and economically unsustainable. Why the Left believes wealth grows on trees I will never understand.

    Of course, he sucks! This man is THE worst President ever. The left never realize or can they comprehend that the ONLY way to strengthen the economy as a whole, you need GROWTH, pure economical growth. Spending and taxing the bejesus out of the rich won't help middle America and or the poor. Give it another year until the economy flubs back down to its pathetic stagnation once again.

  • 0

    SushiSake3

    Bass - "Spending and taxing the bejesus out of the rich won't help middle America and or the poor."

    Straight out of the Conservatives' Talking Points for the month, albeit 'bejesus' was not in the original talking points text and the 'middle' of 'middle America' should be capitalized.

    My pleasure. :-)

  • 1

    gcbel

    A sad day for America, and the world. He has signed more Executive Orders than all the other 43 presidents put together, and now has more powers than all the other presidents, too. The man is a despot,

    Prove it. Show us your source. Put up or...

  • 0

    gcbel

    Presumably our GOP friends have emerged from the Caucus room with project Constipated Democracy part II.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott/2012/03/The-Conspiracy-to-Commit-Legislative-Constipation

  • -4

    USNinJapan2

    So is He allowed to blame GWB for the next four years too or will he be accountable for them for a change?

  • -5

    Molenir

    Here we go again. Got some individuals who are dead set on distorting the facts.

    Another loon here, with their head buried in the sand, denying reality.

    Obama won, Mitt lost.

    True

    No need for the state of denial.

    No denial. Thats reality, all of America will pay for it.

    We have an honest responsible President.

    Where?

    You will support him.

    Or else what? In point of fact, 48% of Americans don't support the man. Instead they plan to endure him til his term ends and America gets an actual President again.

    And if you are rich, you will pay your share of taxes to America.

    And if you are poor, you pay more then your "fair share' of taxes, thanks to Obamacare.

    How unpatriotic you are not to pay your fair share.

    I hear this all the time, and everytime I hear it, I ask, what exactly is a 'fair share'. The response... Crickets. The libs say it, but can't define it. Why? Cause if they say they want to steal all the money you earn, and that what you earn, does not belong to you, but the government, which merely allows you to keep a bit of it, well, they'd get tossed out on their butts.

    So is He allowed to blame GWB for the next four years too or will he be accountable for them for a change?

    After 4 years, of nothing but avoiding blame for his incompetence and corruption, do you honestly expect anything to change? He will simply blame Republicans for everything that goes wrong, and take credit for everything that works. To paraphrase Truman, the buck stops... somewhere else.

  • -4

    bass4funk

    @sushi

    Straight out of the Conservatives' Talking Points for the month, albeit 'bejesus' was not in the original talking points text and the 'middle' of 'middle America' should be capitalized.

    My pleasure. :-)

    As I was referring to "middle America" as a context of reference, you knew what I was talking about, so no need to capitalize it, you get it, right?

    But nice try. ;-)

    As far as Talking Points are concerned, we hear it from Obama and his cronies every single day. Hmmm, the private sector is not screaming for new employees yet, still waiting. But it looks like the Sainted one is just bent on destroying our healthcare with this crap that's a coming our way very soon.

  • 3

    SushiSake3

    Bass, looks like my joke went sailing riiiiigghhhtttt over your head.

    Again.

    But that's ok. :-)

    Bass - "As far as Talking Points are concerned, we hear it from Obama and his cronies every single day. Hmmm, the private sector is not screaming for new employees yet, still waiting. But it looks like the Sainted one is just bent on destroying our healthcare with this crap that's a coming our way very soon."

    Sorry, "a coming" is just lazy and "just bent" should have been "hell bent."

    Please educate yourself before you embarrass yourself any further.

    Thank you. 

    My pleasure. :-)

  • 2

    Laguna

    Hmmm, the private sector is not screaming for new employees yet, still waiting.

    Hellooo?! Reality community calling. If you are too timid to Google a bit and see that public sector employment is way down during Obama's presidency but private sector employment is up - well, what hope is there for you?

    Ah - wait: you probably believe that Obama is responsible for the surge in the debt due to programs that he somehow pushed through a Congress that won't even allow him to raise the debt ceiling to pay for things the Congress has already spent.

  • 3

    SuperLib

    Companies are also waiting for some stability from the government with the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff. You might note that some Republicans are saying that they are fine with the US government shutting down. They are creating a perpetual state of chaos, then blaming Obama for not creating jobs.

  • 3

    JDB829

    FORWARD !

  • -2

    bass4funk

    @sushi

    Bass - "As far as Talking Points are concerned, we hear it from Obama and his cronies every single day. Hmmm, the private sector is not screaming for new employees yet, still waiting. But it looks like the Sainted one is just bent on destroying our healthcare with this crap that's a coming our way very soon."

    Sorry, "a coming" is just lazy and "just bent" should have been "hell bent."

    Please educate yourself before you embarrass yourself any further.

    Thank you.

    My pleasure. :-)

    Lol

    As long as YOU THINK that you the epitome of what YOU think is educated, then who am I to burst your bubble. I never embarrassed myself, what you are ranting about is trivial, but I don't want to ruin your day or ego ( similar to the Sainted one, oh....but I forgot, you're a supporter.) By the way, Sorry, "a coming" is just lazy and "just bent" should have been "hell bent."

  • -2

    bass4funk

    Sorry, hit the submit button by accident.

    "a coming" is just lazy

    Which is what Obama is, exact point.

    and "just bent" should have been "hell bent."

    No, I meant, "JUST" bent.

    But again, nice try. ;-)

  • -3

    Wolfpack

    @Laguna:

    I gave you a thumbs up for that, Wolfpack: thanks for proving my point!

    Thanks Laguna - I can appreciate the sarcasm. But Obama is still the worst president in American history - his "un-American" debt and deficits alone are proof of that. I am looking forward to slamming his wrong-headed utopian Socialist policies for the next four years. Should be like shooting fish in a barrel (that is just a old saying - I know how touchy the Left can be about guns).

  • -2

    Wolfpack

    @FPSRussia:

    Obama won, Mitt lost. No need for the state of denial. We have an honest responsible President. You will support him. And if you are rich, you will pay your share of taxes to America. How unpatriotic you are not to pay your fair share.

    I will support Obama as fervently as American Liberals like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid supported Bush - which was not at all. Whenever Obama fails, America wins. Whenever Obama wins, America loses. I understand Obama's agenda and I am on America's side - not his. I am not rich but you know as well as I do that the "rich" pay way more than their 'fair share'. Half of Americans pay nothing (SS taxes don't count because most get way more back than they put in).

    By the way, what is the "fair share" that the rich must pay? How much is rich? Whenever asked, Socialists/Progressives/Democrats never say.

  • -1

    bass4funk

    @wolf

    As always, the man speaking the hard hitting truth. Liberals whine and moan if you don't support this radical President in his socialist policies, when Bush was president, the insults, the disrespect from liberals was tolerated as the norm and seen as justified. Bush had his short comings, the man wasn't perfect, but at least he didn't go on a radical spree to change our country from the ground up.

    As for the rich paying higher taxes, I too, never can get an answer to that begging question, "what is fair?" I always get the sound of crickets. I assume whatever I can give, grab me by my feet and keep on shaking..... Until the last cent falls out of my pocket, that's probably what they mean by "fair share." There is another word, I call it "extortion."

  • 0

    SuperLib

    Wolfpack: Whenever Obama fails, America wins

    Nice bumper sticker.

    bass4funk: As for the rich paying higher taxes, I too, never can get an answer to that begging question, "what is fair?" I always get the sound of crickets.

    Have you proposed your own tax rate for the rich yet?

  • -1

    bass4funk

    No, But like most well off people, I do pay my fair share of taxes which is more than what the average person makes a year. Is that enough for you? How about 39% is that sufficient enough?

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