Attention those of you who post about Obama being a traitorous "commie", you obviously don't know your history, recent or otherwise. I just wanted to make a few points, so indulge me.
Apparently what people are referring to as Obamacare, is like a sequel to Medicare Part D. Just did some research, and wow. Seriously, how did I miss this the first time around. If anyone wants to get shitty about Obama and the Affordable Healthcare Act take a look at a few facts about part D. 1.)Totally unfunded 2.)left the government unable to negotiate drug prices (which the VA does, legally) to save on spending (we could have been negotiating to save 40% or more) 3.)Former Congressman Billy Tauzin, R-La., who steered the bill through the House, retired soon after and took a $2 million a year job as president of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the main industry lobbying group, 4.) expenditures of the program for 2008 was $49.3 billion and the projected net expenditures from 2009 through 2018 are estimated to be $727.3 billion. But this happened on Bush's watch, so that's ok. Him giving a huge handout to the pharmaceutical industry is ok. Obama on the other hand needs to be impeached, because Obamacare is a handout to the insurance industry. I totally see your point guys. Makes perfect sense. By the way, I actually support both of these things, but that would be because I am a traitorous commie (which means I don't believe that people should die because they can't afford healthcare in one of the wealthiest nations on earth).
To those who call anyone who calls for gun control "commies" (and you can't believe how often I read this idiocy), you are so far off the mark it is amazing. Read this- “The arming of the whole proletariat with rifles, guns, and ammunition should be carried out at once [and] the workers must … organize themselves into an independent guard, with their own chiefs and general staff. … [The aim is] that the bourgeois democratic Government not only immediately loses all backing among the workers, but from the commencement finds itself under the supervision and threats of authorities behind whom stands the entire mass of the working class. …As soon as the new Government is established they will commence to fight the workers. In order that this party whose betrayal of the workers will begin with the first hour of victory, should be frustrated in its nefarious work, it is necessary to organize and arm the proletariat.” – Karl Marx, Address to the Communist League (1850). Do you know who Karl Marx is? Is it pretty clear from this that the communists believed in arming the people? Will you stop calling people who support gun control "commies". You are Idiots. Also, for the reasons stated I support the right to bare arms, though I feel we need far stricter laws governing access to them, because mentally unstable folks with guns equals a recipe for disaster.
"Obama freed some terrorists and they are gonna go back to killin' american soldiers! He is a traitor! We gotta impeach him!". First, why don't you read the conditions of the prisoners release. Second, let's rewind to the Reagan era. The Iran Contra arms scandal to be precise. It was 1986 and senior Reagan administration officials had secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo (making this completely illegal). Some U.S. officials also hoped that the arms sales would secure the release of several hostages (trading actual weapons for hostages, not people, but fucking weapons!) and allow U.S. intelligence agencies to fund the Nicaraguan Contras. Under the Boland Amendment, further funding of the Contras by the government had been prohibited by Congress (Obama side stepping congressional approval for this latest hostage negotiation seems to be a hot spot for you goons, but he is absolutely not the first President to do so). Handwritten notes taken by Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger on December 7, 1985, indicate that Reagan was aware of potential hostage transfers with Iran, as well as the sale of Hawk and TOW missiles to "moderate elements" within that country. Weinberger wrote that Reagan said "he could answer to charges of illegality but couldn't answer to the charge that 'big strong President Reagan passed up a chance to free the hostages'". After the weapon sales were revealed in November 1986, Reagan appeared on national television and stated that the weapons transfers had indeed occurred, but that the United States did not trade arms for hostages (this is called "a lie"). The investigation was impeded when large volumes of documents relating to the scandal were destroyed or withheld from investigators by Reagan administration officials(This exact thing caused quite a controversy when the IRS did the same thing after that little debacle on Obamas watch). On March 4, 1987, Reagan returned to the airwaves in a nationally televised address, taking full responsibility for any actions that he was unaware of, and admitting that "what began as a strategic opening to Iran deteriorated, in its implementation, into trading arms for hostages". Do you regard Reagan as a traitor too?
So here it is, in short. He is of Kenyan heritage (suspected by you of being a muslim traitor or a "commie"), but your most recent Republican Presidents pulled the same shit. The blame and name calling seems a little one sided. I absolutely do not support everything Obama has done as President, but I am sick of people picking and choosing, and forgetting what is inconvenient to remember. It appears that everything happening in this administration is just
politics as usual, but you really need something to get amped up about, huh?