I've learned something very important this evening. All I've got to do to expose you Republican cheerleaders for the hypocrites you are, is to take a side that you would express and hammer it a little. In your intense hatred for myself, and to never be caught in agreement with me, you defend three Democrats.
Those three are really consulted for their opinions regularly, aren't they?
Say what you will Jaqueline, but do you imagine any one of those three will ever run for President? Could any one of those three win the Presidency?
You might consider them "high-ranking" but most people consider them laughing stocks...like you for instance. They rank higher in life than you ever will, so I see why it might be that you praise them, but I'm simply keeping them in their earned place.
Most people don't care what either of those three Democrats think of anyone else, and I'm absolutely sure that Julia Pierson didn't step down due to a word expressed by any one of them either.
The woman has her thirty years in with the Government, so I'm sure she said..."screw 'em. I'm done." She steps down and gets her full pension, having been hired in before the Government did away with the Pension plans.
I'd say "screw 'em" too and laugh my way to the bank for the rest of my life.
Patriot1 wrote: "Schumer is the third highest ranking democrat in the Senate behind Reid and Durbin. Cummings is the ranking member on House Oversight so I would think they rank up there. Must be the democrat's war on women that was going after her."
None of those three will ever advance into becoming anything more than they are today. In that light, I do not consider them high-ranking officials. Seniority means very little.
And please....don't you dare defend Barbara Boxer. I've never met a Republican cheerleader who didn't believe that woman to be bat-crap crazy.
Fairmon wrote: "BS...Iraq could not prohibit him from doing anything he wanted. If that is true why are 3,000 there now?"
In 2008, George W. Bush signed the U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement. It included a deadline of 31 December 2011, by which "all the United States Forces shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory."
The last U.S. troops left Iraq on 18 December 2011, in accordance with this agreement.
US Forces ultimately returned to Iraq in the summer of 2014 (June), following a regime change and a call for assistance.
Cummings, & Schumer. eh? The only one missing is Barbara Boxer.
Those three have turned their noses up at everyone, including any and all Republicans. I don't consider any one of them "high-ranking." They are jokesters for the most part. They make a mockery of Congress when any one of them speak.
Since Julia Pierson Served both Republican and Democratic administrations, it would be very hard to call her one or the other.
Personally, I don't see that she has done anything wrong. But she resigned early on, which will only make her look that much better and she will be spared years of prosecution by Darrell Issa on one of his witch hunts.
Joseph Clancy has been appointed temporary Director, who is a former agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division.
Mr. Clancy was in charge of the presidential detail the night in November 2009 when Michaele and Tareq Salahi, then a married couple, managed to get past Secret Service checkpoints for President Obama’s first state dinner without being on the guest list.
Nice job!!! Fire a woman who did nothing wrong and replace her with a man who did EVERYTHING wrong when he was in charge of a detail.
Well...Darrell Issa got his wish, FINALLY.
He persuaded a top Obama Official to resign her office.
Every single person protected by the IRS is in peril today, and I hope Darell Issa is the first one picked off.
Timbo wrote: "I have been following politics since before I reached puberty."
"Obama is bigger in every way. He is a bigger spender, bigger liar, he wants bigger government, bigger nanny state, bigger environmental legislation, and bigger racism (whitey did me wrong..stuff)."
Blah, blah, blah...blah, blah.
"As far as militarily, you might have a point that Bush was bigger on that front. The problem is Obama, for the most part, retained Bush's foreign policy and where he deviated he fell on his face, ie. Leaving no troops behind in Iraq."
How many times do people have to point out to you dolts that per agreements signed before GWB left office, Obama was prohibited from leaving so much as one boot on the ground.
Iraq wanted every one of them out and out they went.
Now that there has been a management change and the Iraqi's are getting their asses whooped on a daily basis, NOW they want the United States back on the scene, and so far the President has said, "$#^&* you!!"
"We'll drop some bombs to give you some cover but you're on your own."
"The steroids comment was basically talking about economic and fiscal issues."
And again, if you were honest and if you were to take the time to delve into it, you would find you are woefully incorrect on both.
Six years into the Obama Presidency, unemployment has went from a high above 12% to around 6%, and the man has tow years left on his Presidency.
No other President can match that record. Not one.
Housing is doing great. At least those that exist. New construction is lagging still but who needs new homes when there are so many out there that need selling?
The economy still needs some work in some areas of the country, but overall we have bounced back very well.
And best of all, this has all come about without the assistance of one Republican in Washington. They have all sat on their collective asses and done nothing, and still the economy thrives.
There is not one existing Republican who can tout his record while in office, so I look for more than a few surprises come election day.
In fact, I'm betting on them.
Timbo wrote: "It is really hard to defend Bush with his big deficits, playing fast and loose with personal rights, and the war in Iraq. Obama is Bush on steroids."
Timbo, can you name one right that you have lost since Barack Obama has been President?
Have you done a true accounting of the money signed into spending by each President? You might be surprised at the result if you were honest in such accounting.
Barack Obama has been dragged kicking and screaming into the military excursions underway currently, and he's still not putting boots on the ground.
Your assessment that Obama is Bush on Steroids is more than a bit misplaced, but you'll never honestly see it that way.
Obama has been the right-wing punching bag since day one in office.