President Barak Obama
- 01-20-2009, 12:31 PM
- 01-20-2009, 12:43 PM
Yes it has happened, may he have luck and the wind at his back as we embark on what may be the most complex time in American history.
01-20-2009, 12:50 PM
01-20-2009, 12:51 PM
01-20-2009, 01:14 PM
Yup, time for a change! He is ready, I just know it....at least that is what all the Democrats keep saying. They cannot tell a lie. I mean, he is spending $170mil on his inaugeration today, which in this difficult financial time is well spent money. We need to celebrate this day to the extreme. I'm glad the Dems and libs have no double standards, especially when they complained about Bush spending $45mil 4 years ago. Are people just blind, ignorant, in denial, or just plain stupid? Is America full of Americans anymore? I'm sick for my country today.....Obama, prove me wrong please!
01-20-2009, 01:24 PM
01-20-2009, 01:34 PM
Obama will break americas back if he keeps trying to spend his way out of a spending problem. You cant pay your credit card bill with your credit card.
01-20-2009, 02:30 PM
01-20-2009, 02:37 PM
01-20-2009, 02:38 PM
01-20-2009, 02:59 PM
Relax everyone, it's not the end of the world, take your tinfoil hats off.
You guys are worse than the Dems/Libs during the Bush presidency.
01-20-2009, 03:34 PM
Honestly I hope he proves me, and those who think like me as well. But another very poor choice is this treasury nomination who did not pay his taxes, than got caught, lied again to pay only half...etc. and now he is in charge of our money. I mean come on, I want good moral leaders as well, why choose him? I also just bought me a glock 19 last week! He better not try to take my weapons either. anyway, I hope I'm wrong and he does well....because we do need it. peace
01-20-2009, 04:19 PM
Differences of opinion and the right to have them is what separates us from most of the rest of the world. It also works toward a system of checks and balances that is a model for the rest of the free world. God bless America where we can tell each other to go **** off one minute and then come totally together in the next minute when we need to. The former as well as the latter will not change, thankfully and contrary to what you might think, nobody wants your damn guns.
P.S. GO STEELERS
01-20-2009, 04:24 PM
01-20-2009, 04:26 PM
01-20-2009, 04:28 PM
01-20-2009, 04:30 PM
01-20-2009, 04:34 PM
Full retard? His speech was a great one and 170 million is fine for what had to be worked to accomodate the crowds. I think he did a great job on such a huge event.
01-20-2009, 05:07 PM
01-20-2009, 05:50 PM
01-20-2009, 06:23 PM
I truly don't get the wobbly-kneed uncertainty - are you guys like this when your lease runs out? I have spent DECADES watching for signs of encroachment from both "right" and "left", and NO administration has made me half so nervous as the last one...mostly because the "left" is typically supine where the "right" is concerned (see how little they managed to get done in 12 years of Republican Congressional control) that they'd never attempt to stop - or even slow down - an attack on freedom from the "right". Happily, there's a ton of gun-totin' God-fearers on the "right" who're itching for a pretext to oppose an attack on freedom from the "left", so I tend to not really worry about the "left" so much: the shooting would start almost immediately if the "left" actually tried to start some serious grabs.
01-20-2009, 06:25 PM
01-20-2009, 06:36 PM
01-20-2009, 06:42 PM
01-20-2009, 06:52 PM
Here's a thought experiment: given the number of people determined to see the inauguration, how many vehicles, officers and barricades would it have cost to intercept them & turn them back? All the highways? Shutting down Union Station? Shutting down Reagan & Dulles?
How much would that have cost? Would you blame HIM for spending so much money trying to keep a few million extra citizens away from the Capital & one of our few civic rituals? Would you call him a dictator?
01-20-2009, 06:56 PM
Cost doesn't bother me. The American people deserve to be able to see something like this. Money spent making that safe and possible is money well spent.
01-20-2009, 07:08 PM
Follow-up: The Bush inauguration was around $157 mil - minus civil and security costs (you watch FOX & Friends?), while the Obama Inaugural Committee *RAISED* $160 mil from private donations.
01-20-2009, 07:14 PM
01-20-2009, 07:44 PM
I thought his speach was maybe 10% as good as his acceptance speech in chicago.
01-20-2009, 07:50 PM
hey guys, as the name suggest's...Im an Aussie. Im just wondering after reading this thread, is that true about the guns? I mean I have been to Texas. I seen all the guns etc. Can you really tell an American he cant bear arms? Isnt that a violation of an amendmant? Or is it some rumour that has got way out of control? I was also under the immpression the NRA has massive behind the scenes power in America, particuarly politics.
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