Letter: Never again

Victor Oakes, Naples

Never again

What a disappointment!

I did not vote for President Barack Obama, but having seen former President Jack Kennedy in 1960 overcome the stigma against a Catholic becoming president, I thought it might have been a good thing that the country had elected a person of color who had broken another barrier.

Boy, was I wrong! We didn't elect a fine representative of a race who would open the door of opportunity for all Americans. What we did elect was a slick, silver-tongued Chicago politician; one who immediately set out to further divide the country into "camps," all with self-interests who could be counted on to support him as he proceeded to demolish those principles unique to our great country and for which I fought.

This man is one huge disappointment.

Ask yourself: in the past four years, has he sought to unify or divide those with whom he disagrees? Former President Lyndon Johnson is remembered for bringing both sides to his office to resolve disagreements. Former President Ronald Reagan had a special association with Speaker Tip O'Neill. Former President Bill Clinton accomplished much by working with a Republican House.Do you see Obama doing anything like that? He has painted those who dare to oppose him as obstructionists.

What really amazes me is that many who have been Democrats all their lives don't see what is happening in Washington.

I know at least one who will not be deceived by this man again. Let's hope there are many more.

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BobinNaples writes:

Just another wacko Tea Party member who swears she will again not vote for Obama. Move along, nothing to see here but missing teeth, "stop socialism" bumper stickers, and misspelled signs.

whalling writes:

Ed Klein recently published a book about Obama entitled "The Amateur". He was asked what is the biggest lie Obama has told the American public and based on his extensive research for the book, his response about the biggest lie follows. “He promised that he would bring us together. He promised that he would not be partisan, He promised that he would reach out to the other side, the Republican side. Instead, he and his small little group of people in the White House hunkered down, have not reached out, not compromised, making it impossible for Washington to work. It’s not Republicans who are at fault here, it’s the president, who does not know how to use the leverage of power and his powers of persuasion. He’s the anti-Lyndon Johnson in that he doesn’t know how to get things done. And so he’s been more divisive, more partisan than any president we’ve seen in modern history." In my opinion, Klein is totally correct. Obama is the Great Divider, he is not a uniter. His politics of demonization of Americans and American organizations and his committment to class warfare in order to gain votes, without regard to the damage caused to the nation, are his modus operandi. Obama has demonized so many American institutions, banks, oil companies, insurance companies, health care companies, Congress, Supreme Court, investment companies, states(e.g. AZ),, Bain Capital, and on and on. I do not ever remember another President attacking our own institutions with the purpose of gaining votes. Like the Democrat Mayor of Newark said about Obama's demonizing Bain Capital, it is nauseating. Our nation is more polarized now than ever before. It is easy to divide people, it takes great leadership to unite people.

pmz writes:

"Ask yourself: in the past four years, has he sought to unify or divide those with whom he disagrees"

Of all of the neo-republican trash talking nonsense, this is by far the most disingenuous. They committed themselves before he even took office to his ouster at any expense to the country. They have effectively shut down Congress trying to prevent any progress on his watch. They committed themselves to Grover Norquist over their constitituents. They turned over to him a country in ruins, then did everything possible to stop him from fixing their damage.

They have declared themselves anti-American. They are now only, exclusively, neo-republicans, the enemies of America.

BobinNaples writes:

in response to whalling:

Ed Klein recently published a book about Obama entitled "The Amateur". He was asked what is the biggest lie Obama has told the American public and based on his extensive research for the book, his response about the biggest lie follows. “He promised that he would bring us together. He promised that he would not be partisan, He promised that he would reach out to the other side, the Republican side. Instead, he and his small little group of people in the White House hunkered down, have not reached out, not compromised, making it impossible for Washington to work. It’s not Republicans who are at fault here, it’s the president, who does not know how to use the leverage of power and his powers of persuasion. He’s the anti-Lyndon Johnson in that he doesn’t know how to get things done. And so he’s been more divisive, more partisan than any president we’ve seen in modern history." In my opinion, Klein is totally correct. Obama is the Great Divider, he is not a uniter. His politics of demonization of Americans and American organizations and his committment to class warfare in order to gain votes, without regard to the damage caused to the nation, are his modus operandi. Obama has demonized so many American institutions, banks, oil companies, insurance companies, health care companies, Congress, Supreme Court, investment companies, states(e.g. AZ),, Bain Capital, and on and on. I do not ever remember another President attacking our own institutions with the purpose of gaining votes. Like the Democrat Mayor of Newark said about Obama's demonizing Bain Capital, it is nauseating. Our nation is more polarized now than ever before. It is easy to divide people, it takes great leadership to unite people.

Prime example of GOP parroting. Garbage in, garbage out.

Politico described Klein's previous work as having "serious factual errors, truncated and distorted quotes and overall themes...". This new trash he has published appears to live up to his reputation as a hack.

Colorado (Inactive) writes:

in response to whalling:

Ed Klein recently published a book about Obama entitled "The Amateur". He was asked what is the biggest lie Obama has told the American public and based on his extensive research for the book, his response about the biggest lie follows. “He promised that he would bring us together. He promised that he would not be partisan, He promised that he would reach out to the other side, the Republican side. Instead, he and his small little group of people in the White House hunkered down, have not reached out, not compromised, making it impossible for Washington to work. It’s not Republicans who are at fault here, it’s the president, who does not know how to use the leverage of power and his powers of persuasion. He’s the anti-Lyndon Johnson in that he doesn’t know how to get things done. And so he’s been more divisive, more partisan than any president we’ve seen in modern history." In my opinion, Klein is totally correct. Obama is the Great Divider, he is not a uniter. His politics of demonization of Americans and American organizations and his committment to class warfare in order to gain votes, without regard to the damage caused to the nation, are his modus operandi. Obama has demonized so many American institutions, banks, oil companies, insurance companies, health care companies, Congress, Supreme Court, investment companies, states(e.g. AZ),, Bain Capital, and on and on. I do not ever remember another President attacking our own institutions with the purpose of gaining votes. Like the Democrat Mayor of Newark said about Obama's demonizing Bain Capital, it is nauseating. Our nation is more polarized now than ever before. It is easy to divide people, it takes great leadership to unite people.

And if you think that's Mr Obama's fault, you are a moron.

Ironbutterfly writes:

in response to Colorado:

And if you think that's Mr Obama's fault, you are a moron.

If you think it's NOT Odictators fault, then you've been asleep for 3.5 years.
To you libs nothing is his fault, that in itself shows how deluded you are.

PAREIDOLIA (Inactive) writes:

It's not Obama's fault Victor. The problem is that RELIGION has become part of the mix.

The Jesus Cult which controls the GOP won't have anything to do with any president who supports a woman's right to abortion, Gay marriage. or opposes religious intrusion into government.

It is actualy GOD which is destroying America.

Even now the Conservatives are trying to get a "Life At Conception Act" through Congress; which will make potential murderers out of every woman in America.

With the GOP its god first; the economy second. That's why Obama seems powerless. The Conservatives feel they are dealing with; -THE DEVIL!

It's almost like being back in 16th century Catholic Europe. The only things missing are the rack, the wheel and the breast ripper.

pmz writes:

in response to Ironbutterfly:

If you think it's NOT Odictators fault, then you've been asleep for 3.5 years.
To you libs nothing is his fault, that in itself shows how deluded you are.

Let's see. Everyday people post data here about the damages that Bush and neo-republicans have done to the country, that Obama has led the recovery from. Indisputable.

Every day neo-republicans post new lies about Obama and ignore the truth about their complete and ongoing assault on everything American.

And you call it even.

colinkelly2 writes:

So, peemee, everything positive posted here about Obama is indisputable. All the things negative about him are lies.
And you think you are rational.

pmz writes:

in response to colinkelly2:

So, peemee, everything positive posted here about Obama is indisputable. All the things negative about him are lies.
And you think you are rational.

That's not what I said, is it.

The comparison of the good that Obama has done the country compared to the damage that Bush did is indisputable though, and yet people like you deny it because you'd rather be right than American.

Shame on you.

sporttruck writes:

Victor Oakes is absolutely correct. If you don't think so, look how the liberal losers in this forum attack him with out even knowing who he is. Keep speaking the truth Victor.

pmz writes:

in response to sporttruck:

Victor Oakes is absolutely correct. If you don't think so, look how the liberal losers in this forum attack him with out even knowing who he is. Keep speaking the truth Victor.

What is being attacked is what he wrote, which is seditious trash talk he's repeating from the neo-republican propaganda network and paid for by big business so we, the people will let them make their profit at our expense.

Anybody who doesn't call him out is either un American or uninformed.

Which are you?

romneygate writes:

No worry Victor. Your intent to vote for Romney will keep intact your losing streak!

Silent1nomore writes:

Victor, Don't you know how much the left despises the truth! You have ruined their day! You really should be more considerate!

According to the "Washington Post" poll that just came out, you are in the majority who see the country headed in the wrong direction! 63% is it?

Almost 2 to 1 see the US going down the wrong path!

What you Liberals don't get is, Americans are waking up and paying more attention to what IS going on! We don't want either a Bush, nor an Obama! We want a President to do the peoples will, adhere to the Constitution, or we will get rid of Romney as well!

We just have to get Obama out of there first!

anicou writes:

in response to Silent1nomore:

Victor, Don't you know how much the left despises the truth! You have ruined their day! You really should be more considerate!

According to the "Washington Post" poll that just came out, you are in the majority who see the country headed in the wrong direction! 63% is it?

Almost 2 to 1 see the US going down the wrong path!

What you Liberals don't get is, Americans are waking up and paying more attention to what IS going on! We don't want either a Bush, nor an Obama! We want a President to do the peoples will, adhere to the Constitution, or we will get rid of Romney as well!

We just have to get Obama out of there first!

Best post of the year!

Silent1nomore writes:

in response to Colorado:

And if you think that's Mr Obama's fault, you are a moron.

Who would you blame?

If an NFL coach has a losing season, do you blame the players, the cheerleaders, the equipment managers, the assistants, the neo-Republicans?

They may all well lose their jobs, but it's the coach who bears the burden of blame! Oh yea, and summarily fired!

Sort of the same for the President of the United States, no?

trader9 (Inactive) writes:

in response to pmz:

That's not what I said, is it.

The comparison of the good that Obama has done the country compared to the damage that Bush did is indisputable though, and yet people like you deny it because you'd rather be right than American.

Shame on you.

LOL...what BS. It's what you've said for 25000 posts. Your propaganda campaign for Obama has been relentless, albeit of little substance.

Keep telling Big Head in the Mirror that "it's just not so!"

romneygate writes:

in response to anicou:

Best post of the year!

Viva la France!

romneygate writes:

Over 600,000 public sector jobs lost since 2009. This kind of "spending" is killing America in more ways than one. Lowest tax rates in over 30 years. Where are those jobs the "creators" always claim follow? Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Switzerland are singing a new version of conservative financial planning.

pmz writes:

in response to trader9:

LOL...what BS. It's what you've said for 25000 posts. Your propaganda campaign for Obama has been relentless, albeit of little substance.

Keep telling Big Head in the Mirror that "it's just not so!"

Traitor's typical final post of the day admitting that there is no defense for neo-republicanism.

But, tomorrow, he'll forget again that he's been wrong for years about US politics and he'll try for right once more.

By the end of the day he'll be back here again.

pmz writes:

in response to Silent1nomore:

Victor, Don't you know how much the left despises the truth! You have ruined their day! You really should be more considerate!

According to the "Washington Post" poll that just came out, you are in the majority who see the country headed in the wrong direction! 63% is it?

Almost 2 to 1 see the US going down the wrong path!

What you Liberals don't get is, Americans are waking up and paying more attention to what IS going on! We don't want either a Bush, nor an Obama! We want a President to do the peoples will, adhere to the Constitution, or we will get rid of Romney as well!

We just have to get Obama out of there first!

What percent say Bush was the right direction?

What percent say that the Hero of the Chinese People for Job Creation is the right direction?

pmz writes:

in response to Silent1nomore:

Victor, Don't you know how much the left despises the truth! You have ruined their day! You really should be more considerate!

According to the "Washington Post" poll that just came out, you are in the majority who see the country headed in the wrong direction! 63% is it?

Almost 2 to 1 see the US going down the wrong path!

What you Liberals don't get is, Americans are waking up and paying more attention to what IS going on! We don't want either a Bush, nor an Obama! We want a President to do the peoples will, adhere to the Constitution, or we will get rid of Romney as well!

We just have to get Obama out of there first!

Here's the kind of truth that scares me.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&...

It says that despite Obama's miracle recovery from Bush, it may have been too late, that the debt created by the modern record for descretionary spending coupled with his refusal to collect taxes from friends and family coupled with the Great Recession may have put us over the debt hill and on the slippery slope to oblivian.

Wouldn't that be a hoot.

The Chinese People's Hero for Job Creation wins the election and the country goes belly up from his and Bush's debt.

pmz writes:

"I know at least one who will not be deceived by this man again."

It sounds like you've already chosen to be deceived by the Hero of Chinese Job Creation this time.

pmz writes:

Here's a scare.

It's obvious that the neo-republicans here know nothing about the federal government and how it runs and how it's supposed to run and how it has been run.

What if they're their more informed than their reps in DC or their candidates?

Yikes!!!

trader9 (Inactive) writes:

in response to pmz:

Traitor's typical final post of the day admitting that there is no defense for neo-republicanism.

But, tomorrow, he'll forget again that he's been wrong for years about US politics and he'll try for right once more.

By the end of the day he'll be back here again.

This from the Clown Prince of Propaganda who spends his days and nights on this site repeating worn out fallacies and talking points.

Keep up the word count Peter. Feel confident that Soros is actually paying attention to your wisdom here EVERY day, and the lovely Rachel is waiting with another wet kiss as you repost their standard talking points!

All Hail Captain Progressive, live from the Land of Unicorns and Entitlements!

RichMKing writes:

in response to trader9:

This from the Clown Prince of Propaganda who spends his days and nights on this site repeating worn out fallacies and talking points.

Keep up the word count Peter. Feel confident that Soros is actually paying attention to your wisdom here EVERY day, and the lovely Rachel is waiting with another wet kiss as you repost their standard talking points!

All Hail Captain Progressive, live from the Land of Unicorns and Entitlements!

pmz lives in the land of OZuris.Nothing real just imagined.

Silent1nomore writes:

in response to pmz:

What percent say Bush was the right direction?

What percent say that the Hero of the Chinese People for Job Creation is the right direction?

Don't remember any of the WP poll being specifically about Bush! You should know you can't read what's not there! Or do you!

Romney just may be the "Hero of the Chinese People" for not borrowing any more money from them that we can't pay back! Wouldn't that be a step in the right direction!

20 years ago when Romney was accused of "Outsourcing" to China, outsourcing was not a dirty word like it is today! Obama has sent jobs to China more recently than that, but we know how you like to mislead the folks!

pmz writes:

in response to Silent1nomore:

Don't remember any of the WP poll being specifically about Bush! You should know you can't read what's not there! Or do you!

Romney just may be the "Hero of the Chinese People" for not borrowing any more money from them that we can't pay back! Wouldn't that be a step in the right direction!

20 years ago when Romney was accused of "Outsourcing" to China, outsourcing was not a dirty word like it is today! Obama has sent jobs to China more recently than that, but we know how you like to mislead the folks!

If you don't like our national debt you must support Obama. If it weren't for Bush between Clinton and Obama, it would be trivial instead of backbreaking.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&...

pmz writes:

in response to Ludwig:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Think of how powerful this position would be with even a scrap of real data to support it.

Without that it's just a Fox wet dream.

pmz writes:

in response to Silent1nomore:

Don't remember any of the WP poll being specifically about Bush! You should know you can't read what's not there! Or do you!

Romney just may be the "Hero of the Chinese People" for not borrowing any more money from them that we can't pay back! Wouldn't that be a step in the right direction!

20 years ago when Romney was accused of "Outsourcing" to China, outsourcing was not a dirty word like it is today! Obama has sent jobs to China more recently than that, but we know how you like to mislead the folks!

Tell us more about the jobs that Obama sent to China.

Did he outsource the Executive Branch?

pmz writes:

in response to RichMKing:

pmz lives in the land of OZuris.Nothing real just imagined.

Royal, Dick is out from under his rock again. Quick, get the anti-BS spray.

pmz writes:

in response to trader9:

This from the Clown Prince of Propaganda who spends his days and nights on this site repeating worn out fallacies and talking points.

Keep up the word count Peter. Feel confident that Soros is actually paying attention to your wisdom here EVERY day, and the lovely Rachel is waiting with another wet kiss as you repost their standard talking points!

All Hail Captain Progressive, live from the Land of Unicorns and Entitlements!

This is the most positive thing that I've ever seen posted in Romney's favor.

Come to think of it, it's the only one that I've seen.

How come nobody has anything to say about him?

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