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Old January 12th, 2017, 12:58 PM   #81
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The pendulum swings both ways. We had to endure 8 years of the Obama affirmative action feel-good experiment gone wrong. The guy wasn't really ready for prime time, he just talked a good teleprompter and in the first election caught fire within a segment of the population who wanted to do something symbolic and historic and another segment that wanted one of theirs to win. For all the talk of hope and change, he really let people down...

In many ways, when you consider it, Obama is responsible for the Trump win.
Yep, just like Bush was responsible for Obama's win. For all the talk of "compassionate conservatism" he really neoconned people.

No reason whatsoever exists to believe Trump will fail to let people down, spectacularly. Or else he'll be assassinated.
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Old January 12th, 2017, 01:03 PM   #82
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Don't care what Brookings opinion is as written by three Progs. Article I does not apply to the Executive, part of the reason POTUS is explicitly exempt from financial conflict of interest statutory law. That is also why there is an Article II emoluments clause that applies to POTUS.

And you offer no proof, just an article from Bezos' WaPo. Bezos, a Trump hater. And twice, at least, in December 2016, the WaPo got caught posting fake news. And hint: It isn't 2008, for 9 years now.


Remain ignorant. It's not my problem.

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Brookings states that its staff "represent diverse points of view" and describes itself as non-partisan,[1][13] while the media sometimes describes Brookings as "liberal".[14] An academic analysis of Congressional records from 1993 to 2002 found that Brookings was referenced by conservative politicians almost as frequently as liberal politicians, earning a score of 53 on a 1–100 scale with 100 representing the most liberal score.[15] The same study found Brookings to be the most frequently cited think tank by the U.S. media and politicians.[15]
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However, from the mid-70s, Brookings began to cement a closer relationship with the Republican party. Since the 1990s it has taken steps further towards the right in parallel with the increasing influence of right-wing think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation.
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https://www.brookings.edu/about-us/board-of-trustees/

Yeah, their board of trustees - what a bunch of flaming libs.
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Old January 12th, 2017, 02:21 PM   #83
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Did you lecture people like this over Obama and his gay lover, Reggie Love? Or for spreading rumors that he was raised in a Madrasa? Was a secret muslim? That his wife has a dick? That he was born in Kenya? That he went to school as a foreign exchange student? No? Then maybe you shouldn't be telling other people how they should feel.
is it a secret that obama is a muslim?
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Old January 12th, 2017, 02:25 PM   #84
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No one cares about Brookings, TR.

Article I is Legislative Branch.

Article II is Executive, and that is why there is an emoluments clause in Article II, and that is why POTUS is exempt from the statutory financial conflict of interest.


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Old January 13th, 2017, 12:10 PM   #85
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The only problem there was the effort to damage Bush wasn't effective, and we had eight years of

That's where you're totally wrong! Everybody to the left of center had no trouble tying a can to George Bush's tail cause centrist MSM was more than happy to give some of their air time and blog space to critics of his war and neoliberal economic policies.

But then along came the Messiah....I mean Barack...and what gets dubbed "left media" totally lost their shit for 8 years and still can't stop swooning about how wonderful and great he was, even though he didn't give a rat's ass about ordinary people of any color/ just his well-heeled friends who will richly reward him in the future for the services he has provided them! Hell, if he had pulled off the Holy Grail (getting TPP, TISA and TTIP ratified), he would be retiring into billionaire status within 10 years. And I believe that's why he's been sniping and looking so pissed of late.

It makes me sick that there are so many followers of corporate liberal propaganda on the web, that the canonization of Barack Obama will continue on for years, and with having Trump as the replacement, will sweep all the wars instigated, the war crimes, the declines in US living standards, the unwillingness to do anything of substance on climate and other environmental issues...all those things will be swept aside as image of Barack looks more fondly in the rearview mirror!

For an honest appraisal of Obama and the majority of the Black political class in America, I usually turn to Glenn Ford of Black Agenda Report:
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Barack Obama has spoken to the nation as president for the last time. Hallelujah! The man I dubbed the “more effective evil” now gets a chance to make millions for himself, after spending eight years defending the wealth of the bankers and the rest of the One Percent.

Obama is going out like he came in: telling lies, with great style and skill. So many lies. He said he favored giving unions “the power to organize for better wages.” He said the same thing when he was campaigning for his first term, promising to support the “card check” bill that would have allowed workers to rebuild their union membership. But he betrayed organized labor and did nothing to push the bill in Congress.

The outgoing president pointed out that “the effects of slavery and Jim Crow didn’t just vanish in the Sixties” – that these effects continue to plague Black people. But 100 days after first taking the oath of office, Obama told reporters that he would not consider programs targeted at Black communities -- that Blacks would have to depend on a rising tide to lift all boats, even though no such tide has ever risen for Black people in America...............................
Obama?s Last Presidential Lies | Black Agenda Report

On Twitter yesterday, I had as close as what you can call a conversation in 140 character land with a close follower/friend on the subject of the Obama war legacy...which was basically his entire two terms in office. The question was WHY don't more Americans focus on the wars, the military spending, the US-committed war crimes and "collateral damage?" My own theory is that it's mostly because it's a war-made-easy world we live in now, because the only cost to Americans is financial! There is no direct risk of being killed or maimed for life in a battle overseas when there's no draft, and the only Americans who serve are the other one percent...the small minority of youth who've been sucked in to the valorization of war, thanks to the Hollywood propaganda movies and the even more propagandistic video games + the growing numbers of young people who have no options for a better life than to sign up for service during times when proxies and robots aren't getting the job done overseas.

As long as it's someone else doing the fighting, there are more important issues on people's minds....which explains in large part why Bernie Sanders went from being an antiwar draft dodger and activist through the 70's to ignoring the whole foreign policy portfolio by the time he made a run for the White House. Ideals aside, Sanders does give clues that he reads the polls, and after Iraq 2003, there was no upside in voting against or speaking out against US war policies.

So, now that "the more effective evil" is heading out the door, it will be a lot easier to focus attention again on what the Empire does to the colonies. Although I'm not holding my breath for any change in neoconservative rhetoric coming from the liberal establishment like the New Yorker...which published a piece yesterday fluffing Gen. Mathis as the insider who might take on Trump. If this is true, I hope Trump wins that showdown if it happens and fires his ass out the door! But it is revealing to look at the maniacs the liberal establishment like the New Yorker, Huffpo, the Nation etc. are all cheering for today!
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No one cares about Brookings, TR.

Article I is Legislative Branch.

Article II is Executive, and that is why there is an emoluments clause in Article II, and that is why POTUS is exempt from the statutory financial conflict of interest.


First of all, you aren't clever by referring to me as "TR"

Second, yes they do. People care about a report from a prestigious institution more than they care about the senile incoherent ramblings from the likes of you.
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is it a secret that obama is a muslim?
No. It's a lie.
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Old January 13th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #89
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No. It's a lie.
really? so when he admitted it on national tv during an interview, he was really lying?
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I just want to see the video and the hot chicks in it!
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