Jack, my man, accuracy and facts just are not your thing. You have lots of opinions, but nothing else.
Like I stated earlier, there is nothing at all you Obama bashers will give the man credit for. It's hate, hate, hate all day long.
The good thing is, that all the hate in the world will never transform rumor, innuendo, and lies, into facts.
Jack wrote: "Alpy, your support of the slacker is mind boggling. Many Dems run, not walk, from the guy. You wear blinders."
The laughable part of what you alleged is that the man ahs raised $390 million for Democratic candidates this year.
Can you name any one Republican that has come close to raising that much capital?
Let's take a look at what each side has raised for this election:
Democratic Party $598,182,618
Republican Party $468,501,854
Democratic National Cmte $136,489,951
Republican National Cmte $150,508,218
Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $146,413,437
National Republican Congressional Cmte $113,810,637
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $111,163,546
National Republican Senatorial Cmte $82,587,323
Democrat total - $992,249,552.00
Republican Total - $815,408,032.00
Difference - $176,841,520.00
President Obama has raised more than a third of the total money raised for this election year for Democrats. He's truly unpopular, isn't he?
Have no fear, dear. I will be sure to keep you informed to the truth and the facts of the man that you will never read or hear on the Conservative media.
ibshame wrote: "Anyone who says these photo ID laws are designed to prevent voter fraud is lying to themselves. The day some old fart walks up to me to challenge my right to vote is the day I will end up in jail!!!"
Amen and amen!!!
Connie wrote: "Hey, Mr. Bennett drew the empty bus, ask him if that is what he is suggesting."
You're utterly hopeless. Today's cartoon has nothing at all to do with Ebola and you know it.
You're fear mongering is ridiculous and I suspect it will get worse if in fact we do have any more cases in this nation.
When we see a man walking the streets of Choo Choo wearing a gas mask and a haz-mat suit, it will be our own little Connie out for a walk to Starbucks.
Jack wrote: "Alpy, the healthcare reform is not much to hang his hat on. Enormously unpopular and will get even more so."
You're absolutely wrong about that. The opposite is happening.
People are very reluctant to support change, but they eventually will come to accept it and will eventually embrace it, just as they have in Massachusetts.
"General Motors? He didn't save GM, just the union. Threw thousands of white collar workers slap under the bus. All political."
That is nothing more than right wing spin. Delphi was not owned by GM. I don't recall Delphi applying to anyone for funds to save it.
Let's also remember that it was the GM Corporation who applied for salvation and not the union workers, so any charge that it was all engineered to save the unions is ridiculous.
It was engineered to save a million plus jobs. It was a viable company to save, and it has proven to be well worth the investment.
"Fuel efficiency standards? BFD."
But of course it makes no matter to yourself. You never leave your haven.
"Credit Card Disclosure? Even bigger BFD."
Guess you don't have any credit cards either.
"Start Treaty? How's his relations with Russia working out for him?"
I guess you missed the part last week when Putin called back all of his troops from the Ukraine border. He blinked. Obama rules.
"Surely any objective poster would agree your list is lame, at best. The man is a slacker. Slackers should surround themselves with bright people. He has done the opposite"
Any opinion that you and others express are not necessarily reflective of any facts in evidence and that can be found.
For whatever reason, you will never acknowledge that our nation is in better shape since Obama took office, despite all the evidence of it.
Republicans are going to be miserable for many years to come, because even if they achieve a miracle and take the Senate for the next two years, it will not be with a veto-proof majority, so any power they believe the will gain will be stopped at the President's desk, and rightfully so.
Jack asked: "Accomplishments of this president, Alpy?"
Health Care reform - Yes, it got off to a lousy start, but it is taking root and it is working in the States that embraced it, rather than fought it.
He saved General Motors - GM is thriving today, as well as the million plus jobs that surround the corporation. The last of the shares in GM were sold last December, and the cost to the taxpayers was only $15 billion, a full FIFTH of what it would have cost this nation had those million plus jobs had been lost forever.
Reversed torture policies - Self explanatory.
Boosted fuel efficiency standards - And they said they couldn't do it...
Increased support for Veterans - Increases in budgets in 2010, 2011, and signed bill that provided $78 billion for tuition and tax breaks for those who hired veterans.
Signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009 - Bringing a halt to abuses by banks of those who had credit cards and were hit with outrageous fees all the time.
Achieved an new START Treaty with Russia - Ratified by Congress in 2011, reducing the number of warheads and launchers and restored monitoring by each nation of the other.
There are many more, smaller things the man has had a hand in that have helped Americans, even when they were not necessarily welcome changes, but the above are enough to establish his legacy, which will be kind and revered in the history books, much to the disappointment of some.
Fairmon asked: "Why?"
Well, let's start with the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which reads as follows;
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
Now, keeping that Amendment in mind, try and understand that while there are all you purists running around believing that the Constitution is not an evolving document and that it should be honored as it was written and amended, there is a wee bit of hypocrisy to note.
For eons, at least three anyway, the honor system was all it took to register to vote in this nation, and that was good for all, until about ten years ago, when Republicans became flustered because they could not win major elections.
So they invented this rumor, citing that there had to be voter fraud taking place, because after all, what else could it be when they were out-voted all the time?
The easiest way to energize voters to get out and vote, is to attempt to take away the power of their votes.
And the more determined Republicans are to engineer voter suppression and gerrymander districts in their favor, the more determined Democrats and Independents will be to see to it that those tactics never will work.
Evidence already exists that in states that have been red for at least a couple of decades, are splitting at the seams and are starting to see a little blue threads poking out.
My vote in Georgia in a couple of weeks may actually count for once and combined with others, may break this national stronghold of Republican politicians voting in Washington.
Michelle Nunn is up in the polls today, but it will be the Hispanic vote that will determine if one of our Senators from my state is a Democrat, for the first time in MANY years.
I'm well aware that the balance of power hinges on the Senate, and today, nothing is set in stone. The nationwide polls I monitor are leaning in my direction still.
But it's truly going to depend on which side gets off their asses and gets to the polls.
Connie wrote: "I love the irony of the very Liberal mess media running Ebola stories and now Ebama voters won't use public transportation."
Where do you get that information from? Are you suggesting that all city buses are empty these days in this nation?
You're an idiot, out to fear monger anyone you can. Unfortunately for this forum, you will never find yourself exposed to Ebola at any time for the rest of your life.
No one reading this forum will ever be exposed to Ebola. Will there be other cases in this nation? Maybe, but they have not happened yet.
If you want to increase your chances of finding Ebola, hop a plane and go to Africa in one of the three countries currently experiencing outbreaks of the disease.
Sitting in your hovel, here in the Chattanooga area, you have about as much a chance of contracting Ebola as I do of giving birth to a baby.
That's all there are.
Come back down to Earth, Connie. You haven't died yet, unfortunately.
Reardon wrote: "Al -- what changed your mind and why?"
An understanding that there are very few people who could not possibly not be able to obtain and I.D.
"You understand you are in the category of us "bigoted" and "racist" Republicans, now."
This issue is not about bigotry and/or racism. Nothing has changed in terms of why voter I.D. laws are created. It is instituted by Republicans to facilitate voter suppression, rather than to address any realized instance of numerical voter fraud.
Unfortunately for the Republicans, it has widely backfired on them, and has instead energized those who would never vote for a Republican to get off their asses and go vote.
The fact that Barack Obama has been elected twice in this nation is full evidence that the Republicans have not been able to manipulate elections in their favor, pulling out every trick in the book.
Faux News has gone a long way to dumbing down a segment of the populace who have bashed President Obama since the day the man became a threat in this nation as a political figure.
I consider Faux News a bigger threat to patriotism in this nation, over and above any other reason someone would dislike aspects of how this nation is governed.
A third of the people in this nation are a lost cause. They swallow everything conservative media talking heads spoon feed them, without EVER balancing that with other sources of information, to arrive at logical decisions.
And then there are those who are absolutely so bigoted and/or racist, not to mention prejudiced, that they have and never will look at Barack Obama as the man that he is.
Look around you. Try and remember what this nation was like on January 20, 2009 and compare it in all respects to the way things are today.
That black man in Washington D.C. has not been anywhere near as bad a leader as some would have us believe. No man in the history of the United States Presidency has had more crap put out there to demean him than Barack Obama has had.
It's disgusting. It's without basis in fact. It will never hit any targets.
I'm declaring myself to have changed my mind on this issue. I no longer have a problem with requiring a photo I.D. to vote, as long as there are provisions for people to obtain one, who do not have a state issued birth certificate and/or cannot get one under any circumstance.
(I.E...entries into family Bibles accepted as proof of birth.)
I believe that most people in this nation are able to obtain or already have in their possession an acceptable form of photographic I.D. in their possession in the year 2014.