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161 Responses to Jon Stewart Calls Obama Out On His Failures

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    Link: Jon Stewart Calls Obama Out On His Failures - Forgot about all those promises Obama made when he was trying to get your vote? Jon Stewart didn`t.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    Not available in Canada?!? But how am I supposed to make fun of American`s if you won`t let me see the video? ;) :D
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    luda16 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    wow.
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    Eruditio Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    Not available in my country... eugh...
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Not available in my country.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Obama was a meh president. Made promises, didn`t keep them, but every president has made a promise he couldn`t keep up with. He just got handed a terrible situation and made the best of it :l
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    i say give him four more years and see if he can`t make good... we let effin BUSH try why not an intelligent man?
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    all of the presidents make promises they either cant keep or wont keep...why get mad at HIM

    its cuz hes black isnt it...
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    Billy62 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    I didn`t forget either, and neither did the political watchdog group PolitiFact. PolitiFact has been keeping track of over 506 recorded promises Obama made during his campaign, and the actions Obama is taking to fulfill those promises. They rate the incomplete actions as either "Stalled" or "In the Works", and the completed actions as having "Broken", "Kept", or "Compromised" in regards to his promise. They rate Obama`s 506 promises like so:
    -122 promises kept (24.1%)
    -39 promises compromised (7.7%)
    -22 promises broken (4.3%)
    -82 promises incomplete and stalled in action (16.2%)
    -238 promises incomplete but in the works (47.0%)
    The remaining half percent (3 promises) have yet to be rated by the site.
    Sorry, I just prefer factual analysis to Daily Show videos when evaluating the Preside
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    That was effin hilarious - I guess it`s pretty easy to Monday morning quarterback, but that Q&A spot with that lady was awesome. I wish I would have seen that live.
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    Cue political flamewar in 3...2....1
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Watched this episode earlier today. I`d say give it time the man isn`t magic. Sh*t doesn`t happen that fast.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    USA only videos are AWESOME!! Take that rest of the world.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    "I`d say give it time the man isn`t magic."

    It`s been 2 freaking years!

    Our deficit has QUADRUPLED in those two years, and the jobs market isn`t getting better.

    It`s obvious he isn`t anything, much less magic.
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    "They rate Obama`s 506 promises like so:
    -122 promises kept (24.1%)
    -39 promises compromised (7.7%)
    -22 promises broken (4.3%)
    -82 promises incomplete and stalled in action (16.2%)
    -238 promises incomplete but in the works (47.0%)
    The remaining half percent (3 promises) have yet to be rated by the site."

    Thank you. Saved me going to the effort of typing it out.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    "-39 promises compromised (7.7%)
    -22 promises broken (4.3%)
    -82 promises incomplete and stalled in action (16.2%)
    -238 promises incomplete but in the works (47.0%)"

    Until they are fulfilled, These are ALL broken promises.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    I guess give him some more time, but we need to see if he gets re-elected..
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Good point auburn. All those broken as of now!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Furthermore, I don`t want a president that`s gonna promise me anything. I want one who is gonna get in office and do something.

    Not one who is just furthering his movement`s agenda.

    I wanna see a breakdown of what this "website", Politifact, thinks is a kept promise. I bet nothing could be further from the truth.
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    Lol, even the liberal media is bashing Obama now, how badly has this President screwed up? Not only has he caused some of the most major partisanship we`ve seen in the past century (sure, that`s objective, I know if you like the President you`ll come up with someone else you who believe has split the ranks more, but come on, he`s at least UP THERE), but he`s also let down his loyal followers.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    OMG! It`s the Halliburton No-We-Can`t-Bot 5000! RUN OBAMA, RUN!!!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    YAY! The tide is finally turning!

    2 years though. What took you guys so long?
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    @auburn

    Not gunna lie, that`s some REALLY flawed logic you got going on there, but I guess flawed logic is what you Republicans specialize in, amirite?
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    addler Male 13-17
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    "its cuz hes black isnt it..." its because we get mad at all of them. mr.communitycollegebound
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    black lady financial analyst veteran....
    i love you.

    quick Obama, say something American!
    "I think i`ll use my credit card"
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    @webs:

    Which one of us is republican? It isn`t me.

    OH! I know what happened here!

    Liberals think "Oh he thinks differently than me, he MUST be republican!"

    Truthfully, all I can see when you type is "BAAAAA BAAAAAA BAAAAAA."
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    meatdraw Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    Holy crap! You guys got a new president?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Meatdraw wins the internet for that one.

    Well played!
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    very informative Billy 62...thanks....
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    If they kept the promisis they wouldnt be in politics!
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    CapnAwesome Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    "-22 promises broken (4.3%)
    -82 promises incomplete and stalled in action (16.2%)
    -238 promises incomplete but in the works (47.0%)"

    "Until they are fulfilled, These are ALL broken promises."

    You do realize that your asking a man to fulfill 342 promises in 4 years with a war and recession that he didn`t cause, right?
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
    199 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    @CapnAwesome

    So I ask you this, why make "342" promises in the first place if you KNEW you wouldn`t be able to keep them? They`re called promises for a reason.
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    @auburn

    No, Liberals think "Oh he`s a dumbf*ck, he MUST be republican!"
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    @webz:

    Exactly my point.

    BAAAA BAAAAA BAAAAA.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    @addler

    the whole black thing was really just a "joke" (take it how you want it)

    but the fact of the matter is that like i said...

    nobody complained until HE got into office...people promise things all the time and promises are broken all the time...him being the president meant that he did both more lying than the other candidates and/or things are just to dratted up (not sure if im supposed to type "drat" or if it just does it itself...) for him to not be able to keep those promises...

    things could be much worse than they are and im happy that they arent...
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    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Well said, Stewart. Well said.
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    Standards Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    machiavellian-ism, anyone?
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    Billy62 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    auburnjunky: "I wanna see a breakdown of what this "website", Politifact, thinks is a kept promise. I bet nothing could be further from the truth."

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning "website" lists all the promises rated as a kept promise here, with detailed explanations and sources for each one.

    The other ratings can all be found in the first link.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    I`m not even watching this. I used to love John Stewart because he knew very well that he didn`t really have any idea what he was talking about. Now he thinks he`s an expert and he has some noble duty to inform the world of his opinions. I just wanted comedy based on the news, not to be preached at.
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    Im definitely in the camp of that lady and being exhausted defending him. He`s done quite a bit in a difficult political state, but it`s far from what needs to be done to get moving past this recession.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Look, It`s not soley the presidents` fault. The senate republicans have said "NO" to every piece of legislation the house has passed, by fillibustering or voting nay in unison. If fingers are to be pointed, they should be directed at Yurtle the turtle (Mitch McConnell) and the rest of the republican senate.
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    You mean the same thing thats been going on for the last 50 years for each different president? You mean the same things that make presidents seem bad one after the other? Don`t make promises you can`t keep. President or not, they have been in the political scene, they know what it takes, they still all made empty promises.

    To be honest they need to find a way to overhaul the system so that Democracy works in 2010 and beyond, not what worked 100+ years ago.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    It`s been 2 freaking years!
    2 freaking years trying to fix mistakes he didn`t make, being called a failure from day 1, dealing with opponents who fought even genuinely good ideas because of party bullsh*t...

    The list goes on, and bigger f*ck-ups have gotten their second terms. I don`t get involved in politics, but seriously, I`d like to see you step up to the plate, snap your fingers, and fix the country. I would assume, from the number of mistakes he`s dealing with from multiple past administrations and all the problems and opposition he`s dealing with now, that it WOULD take more than two years.

    Also, aren`t the first couple years supposed to be the "adjustment" phase anyway?

    I honestly haven`t seen anyone give him a chance from the start. I don`t take sides, but I DO call things as I see them.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    hey Elmustache:

    The democrats have a 60% majority.
    What that means is:

    If every republican votes no.
    And every democrat votes yes.

    The count is 60% yes to 40% no. "The Measure Passes."

    Republicans cant stop a dam thing that other democrats dont think is a bad idea as well.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    Inversegrav: you obviously have no idea how congress works then, do you?
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
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    September 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    @ElMustache

    That`s how a representative democracy works. If everything just got passed through because we want the President to look like he`s done something since he got elected, our system would be much WORSE than it currently is. The whole purpose of the way our system is set up is to SLOW DOWN the political process, not speed it up. The slower it goes, generally speaking, the more thought out and useful the bill is. If it is rushed through, it simply hasn`t had enough time to develop.

    Also, it is not the job of the minority party to agree with everything the majority says, it`s the job of the majority to CONVINCE the minority, and more importantly, be BIPARTISAN. Granted, all politicians are, to some degree, corrupt, but trust me, if given a bill that makes conservative sense, and pleases their constituents, the Republican senators will pass a bill through. But so far, no such bill has been preposed that has passed.
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    kidney Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    yeah, you can`t JUST blame Obama. blame congress too. they aren`t listening to the people.

    GOD, we need more republicans in congress!!
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    Hammer: Going through the political process and having an open discussion about the issues is one thing and blatant obstructionism is another. Bi partisanship would be amazing. Obama has reached out to the republicans and it hasn`t improved anything.

    Kidney: Please tell me you`re not serious...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    I liked what Jon said last there, "I don`t know who is to blame Mr. Obama, You for making it look so good or us for believing it."

    Remember this people, Whenever anyone tells you they can pull miracles out of their hat and everything is going to be sunshine and rainbows, They are lying their frikken ass off to you.

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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    We don`t need name calling, or wedge issues. We need a cooperative effort to put people back to work, to bring back jobs to the US and out of foreign hands. Over the last 35 years, our economy has slowly become one based on services. We used to make things here! The only thing the republicans seem to be advocating for is the same thing that got us here. Corporate loop holes and subsidies, Tax cuts for wealthy americans, the dissolvement of social programs. This is no time for that. You`re allowed to your own opinion but I`m telling you, Putting power back into the hands of the same party that brought us economic ruin via deregulation is a HUGE mistake.
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    rbt_food Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    whoo! republicans!
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    rbt_food,

    Whoo, people who can think for themselves!
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    razlem Male 13-17
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    September 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    Hooray Independents.
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    wellsy57 Male 50-59
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    John Stewart for President!!!!
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    jak22 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    obama got shut down by jon stewart, quick! someone check the temperature in hell...
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    whew john stewart really cuts the trimmings of doesn`t he? gets right to the heart of the matter and shows it to people who were blind with hope
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    HAHAHAHA! It`s just AMAZING to watch the IAB liberals SQUIRM as they try desperatly to blame the Republicans for something, ANYTHING to take the heat off Obama!
    Hey @ElMustache! When the Dems were in opposition, they too voted NO on everything! Back then it was OK because `that is what an opposition party is supposed to do". NOW when the Dems can`t even get their own members to vote yes, it`s the Reps fault for not supporting bills they had NO VOICE in? Bills they`re opposed to?
    Blame Bush! Someone please... oh wait, @Altaru already did!
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    splat13 Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    You know the apocalypse is nigh when Jon Stewart is critiquing Obama. Time to head for the cabin in the hills.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    Blame Bush! Someone please... oh wait, @Altaru already did!
    I`m not blaming Bush (exclusively), you f*cking retard. I said "past administrations" because not all the problems of today started during the Bush era, even I know that. They just sort of festered and got worse, like that open sore that doesn`t get infected `til you think it`s almost closed.

    And I also stated, quite clearly, that I don`t take sides. Politics are bullsh*t to begin with.

    And this isn`t Twitter. You don`t have to add "@" to the start of any names you mention. They won`t link to anything.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    You don`t have to add "@" to the start of any names you mention.
    Oh, I don`t tweet, PageFace or like that. I thought it was just an IAB convention to draw attention to someone`s name, you f*cking retard @Altaru.
    What? Calling someone a f*cking retard ISN`T a polite IAB convention? Well WTF! (lolz!)

    Anyhow, YouTube has embargoed this clip, can someone put up a link for us non-yanks?
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    i cant believe he laughed at her. why would you do that dumbass!
    i have never liked jon stewart. hes not funny, at all. but latley i can relate with half the poo spewing out of his mouth. i shouldnt be relating with jon stewart.
    this is half the reason why i hate all this politcal poo, its so god dam frustrating. then you have to turn around and listen to all theis libral vd. conservative bullpoo...just shut the hell up...they both suck large donkey balls and always will. people need to get with the issues and not the people.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    So the "Bush Era" made things worse, the way a sore festers. Nope! Not blaming Bush, nuh-uh!
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    5 cats. were not yanks.
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    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
    434 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    All I hear in 2 years is "It`s Bush`s fault wah wah....it`s only been 2 years wah wah wah"

    Seriously 2 year is more than enough time. All Obama has done is thrown money at the problem. In my neck of the woods that means TONS of road improvements. Thanks Obama for putting our....road crews to work? What about the unions you promised to protect...Oh wait you only meant SEIU...My proud union card carrying IBEW member of a husband has been unemployed for 2 years now, coincidence? There used to be a tax break in the area where if you did any kind of improvements, electrical, date, new windows ANYTHING you would get a percentage of the costs reimbursed on your taxes. That kept many folks busy working and a lot of the buildings in the city up to code with all the new enviro friendly items. It was kind of a win win...Obama comes into office and all the sudden businesses no longer have any initiative to do improvements therefore the construction field takes a nose dive and .
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    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
    434 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    that makes all the time my husband spent becoming an electrician oh so worthless. Now he`s taking a job with the local cable company installing cable television. WOOOOO HOOO!

    Say what you want against tax breaks for the rich, but they help out the poor too. If the rich don`t have to spend as much money they will employ more people and pay those people more. It`s a fact and it`s so logical!!! But fine whatever, continue supporting his stimulus packages, because God knows another one of the back roads in my neighborhood could use some repaving. (But there`s still a huge pothole on my street guess that one doesn`t matter)
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    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
    434 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    OH And the economy took a nose dive because Clinton "fixed" the economy by putting a band aid on a bullet wound. Not a republican, just sick of hearing poo about Bush. GET OVER IT!
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    i know i did not see me states senator dragged through the mud by some random non-nice individual...mitch is keeping the state of kentucky alive, im sorry that he isnt personally kissing your ass
    this beating up on ky has got to stop
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    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
    434 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    Oh another thing, not to sound like a "nut" I suppose, but there was one presidential candidate that didn`t make a ton of BS promises and actually had a real plan to get the country back on track. Unfortunately he didn`t come with a big gleaming smile and speeches to melt your heart.


    RON PAUL 2012!
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Oh, I don`t tweet, PageFace or like that. I thought it was just an IAB convention to draw attention to someone`s name, you f*cking retard @Altaru.
    The difference is, I don`t claim to be polite. I`m going to sling around whatever I`m feeling at the moment. Same as real life.

    I`m also not in my forties sounding like a hyperactive teenage girl texting in half my posts...

    So the "Bush Era" made things worse, the way a sore festers. Nope! Not blaming Bush, nuh-uh!
    Yeah, they kinda did. So have quite a few problems since Obama took office. There are a LOT of problems, that started quite a while ago (probably before I was even born), that are just now really coming to light.

    Stop twisting words to suit your opinions. You wanna point out people who blame Bush? How `bout you actually find them, instead of pointing your fingers at everyone, just like the people you`re trying to find.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    Ooo! Altaru wants PHD Thesis Paper quality posting from now on IABers! Don`t have fun or anything, or Altaru will call you names!

    How about this Altaru? You stop posting stupid poo and I`ll stop pointing out how stupid it is, m-kay? Same as in real life, eh?
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    The economy is just garbage right now, it would be just as bad regardless of who is in office
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    @5Cats

    Sometimes I genuinely can`t tell if you`re a troll, or just retarded...

    Whatever. I`m not in my forties arguing with an 18 year old over my own misconception.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    Oh, and it`s not a Youtube clip.
    REALLY! Thank you Captain Obvious! See, we hyperactive teenage girls cannot read, eh? Where it says "Comedy Central Videos". Oh what would I do without Altaru to inform me of these things?

    For those who aren`t f*cking retarded, YouTube has a nasty habit of blocking non-liberal videos, or those which portray the `left` (I use the term loosely here) in a bad light. So when I searched for this clip & could not find it I wasn`t all that surprised.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    I genuinely can`t tell if you`re a troll, or just retarded...
    Go look up "Psychological projection" on Wiki, dear boy. (We can`t put links and quotes in the same posting here at IAB, eh?)
    arguing with an 18 year old
    This is your idea of an arguement? Oy vey! Anyhow you`re just `person-x` to me on the internets, eh? I don`t judge you by your age, race, gender or how tall you are; I read what you post and form MY OPINIONS on that. If you don`t like it, feel free to call me names and stuff (if that makes you feel smarter).
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    Again, not in my forties arguing with an eighteen year old.

    Enjoy sticking your nose in issues that really don`t involve you in the first place, being, you know, Canadian and all.

    After all, if it weren`t for maple syrup and Canadian Bacon, I`m pretty sure we wouldn`t even acknowledge you`re existence, let alone let you watch our internet videos...
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    Ooh, flamewar.

    Video not available. Meh. Anyway. Must say that Obama has kept most of his promises, or is still working on them (has really not been in office very long yet).
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    Go look up "Psychological projection" on Wiki, dear boy. (We can`t put links and quotes in the same posting here at IAB, eh?)
    Oh, I`m not a troll. I`m not intentionally trying to provoke a reaction. I`m just stating, you started this sh*t by pointing fingers at me for something I didn`t even say.

    And now... I don`t even know WTF you`re doing. I don`t even care. All I wanted to say was, I didn`t blame Bush. I`m not covering for Obama. I simply said there have been a lot of problems that have exploded recently.

    Then, when I tried to explain that after you pointed your finger at me, this sh*t got started. And it`s now over. I`m through with you. Happy trolling/being retarded.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    Oh, one last thing. I like how, after I pointed out your misconception, you dodged that issue completely.

    A simple apology would suffice. After all, you were the one who started pointing fingers.

    I apologize for calling you a f*cking retard, since that was my first offense. Not that I won`t do it again, mind you, but I apologize for this time.
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    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    why doesnt Stewart just run for president. Honestly he would probably do just as good of a job as anybody around and at least we would get some quality humor out of it.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    "I understand that stupid people tend to make mistakes on occasion."

    Well stop making so many mistakes then! :)
  81. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    *sigh*
    </worthless argument 1>

    Why do I do this to myself... Why do I feel the need to defend myself from people on the internet, when they really have no basis to attack me in the first place...?

    Well stop making so many mistakes then! :)
    <worthless argument 2>

    A) Deleted that from my post. Not that my apology was meant to be sincere, mind you, but even I thought that was going to get a little over the top and some @sshole was gonna use it against ME...

    Predictability: It`s pretty damn bad when you can predict the internet.

    B) Name 1 I`ve made in this thread during the issue with 5BrainCells... I mean Cats, 5Cats.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    issues that really don`t involve you in the first place, being, you know, Canadian and all.
    Oh right, the USA is a far distant land! We Canadians have so little trade with y`all, it`s none of my business if Obama RUINS your economy...
    And it`s now over. I`m through with you
    Cheers laddie! It`s been fun!
    Oh, one last thing
    And yet he keeps on posting! (lolz! I find this very amusing)
    pointing fingers at me for something I didn`t even say.
    (I know this is from the previous post, but your request for an apology is based on this)
    You may not have said it, but that`s the meaning I took from your post. When liberals talk about bad things "previous administrations" have done, they universally mean Bush II, Bush I and Reagan, entirely skipping over Clinton & Carter. Not that I`m accusing YOU of liberalism, I just see what you type, not what`s in your heart...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    C`mon Altaru.

    Lighten up buddy. We have no beef.
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    "Look, It`s not soley the presidents` fault. The senate republicans have said "NO" to every piece of legislation the house has passed, by fillibustering or voting nay in unison."

    Dude, wow. Look I dont like the Reps. They are filled with greed and lies just like the Dems. But how can any sane person say that they stopped ANYTHING? There just werent eniough of them to stop poo. If it didnt get done its because the DEMS cant get their act together.

    If you cant see that, then you choose not to see it and are lost.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    Altaru, you blow little boys in the locker room, don`t you?
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    Altaru said- "I`m not blaming Bush (exclusively), you f*cking retard."

    And that folks it your textbook lib. Cant support where they stand so they call filthy and cruel names.

    Nuf said.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    When liberals talk about bad things "previous administrations" have done, they universally mean Bush II, Bush I and Reagan, entirely skipping over Clinton & Carter.

    See...

    number of mistakes he`s dealing with from multiple past administrations

    See also...

    I don`t take sides, but I DO call things as I see them.
    There was no mention in there of any specifics. Most of the past few administrations have done their share of f*cking things up. And things just keep getting worse. But with so many problems exploding now, you can`t expect one man to solve them all in two years.
  88. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Thanks for the apology about the retard term, I`ve been called worse here at IAB, lolz!
    Jeez dude! I wasn`t "attacking you" You`re kinda sensitive to be here at IAB, eh?

    Not that my apology was meant to be sincere
    Um, the apology I just accepted? Or one made in your deleted post (which I never saw). Anyhow it`s too late! You cannot take it back. Was that a typo? Should it read "note that" not `not that`?
    I`m finding this all too confusing... and he`s calling me pet names again! How cute!
  89. Profile photo of Wizard77
    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    5Cats he is just trollin` to make a problem. He isnt smart enough to argue a point so he calls names and acts like a tool.

    Just dont feed the troll.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    And that folks it your textbook lib. Cant support where they stand so they call filthy and cruel names.
    I`m not a liberal. I`ve stated that before. I`m not liberal, conservative, or any of that political BS. I don`t get involved, because I don`t need idiots like you labeling me.

    Typical political moron: Can`t actually think of people as people, so uses labels to define existence.


    My stance? If I were in control?

    I`ll put it this way: You`d ALL be f*cked.


    As for Pmarren: Obvious troll is obvious. I`m not taking the bait.
  91. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    Oooo, I see now! "previous administrations" (and I name 3, or 5 if you`re counting terms) is SO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from "multiple past administrations". How could I be so stoopid?
    Again, to repeat myself, if you`re sounding like a liberal using `code terms` then am I to blame for thinking you`re a liberal? If it quacks like a duck...
    I don`t take sides, but...
    This is what EVERY liberal says, usually right before he Blames Bush for something...

    Seriously dude, you`re being hyper-sensitive. Chill, eh?

    you can`t expect one man to solve them all in two years.

    "YES WE CAN" does that ring a bell?
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    Whatever kid. You are a dime a dozen. You come to a site and call people names. Big man when protected by the internets.

    You really are sort of sad.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    YEah, @Wizard77, he`s just trollin now, buh-bye Altaru!


  94. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    Just dont feed the troll.
    You don`t seem to understand what a troll is. A TROLL is someone who acts like an ass for the sake of provoking reactions. For a textbook example of a troll, look at Pmarren.

    I was defending myself from an attack against my character in the form of a pointed finger.

    My vocabulary is often vulgar in nature and I have no intentions of curtailing that tendency. I also tend to insult people often, because it`s more fun to insult people that to try to deal with stupidity using logic (since, you know, that rarely works).
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    Hey 5Cats, you ever think of moving to the US? You may like it. We get vids they dont let you folks up there have. LOL

  96. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    Whatever kid. You are a dime a dozen. You come to a site and call people names. Big man when protected by the internets.
    Need I point out that two forty-year-old men are now attacking an 18-year-old?

    Big man on the internets...

    Like I said, I have a caustic and vulgar vocabulary. It`s in my nature, and it`s how I deal with a LOT of people, both on the internet and in real life.

    And... Unlike most arguments... This has officially started to bore me.

    I`ll entertain you idiots for a while longer if you want, but otherwise, I`m pretty sure it`s time for me to go sleep. My torrent is done downloading, my playlist is nearing it`s end and my phone`s pretty much charged. I canturn off my computer any time now.
  97. Profile photo of Wizard77
    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    5Cats he is just trollin` to make a problem. He isnt smart enough to argue a point so he calls names and acts like a tool.

    Just dont feed the troll.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    Hey 5Cats, you ever think of moving to the US? You may like it. We get vids they dont let you folks up there have. LOL
    I hear that @Wizard77, they (the CRTC - Canadian Radio-telivision and Telecommunicatins Commission, who regulate what`s allowed on Canadian radio & telivision, eh?) won`t allow Fox News up here!
  99. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    Double posting: It didn`t work the last time, why do you think it would work THIS time?

    Seems like I could say the same about a lot of people`s political opinions...
  100. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    I hear that @Wizard77, they (the CRTC - Canadian Radio-telivision and Telecommunicatins Commission, who regulate what`s allowed on Canadian radio & telivision, eh?) won`t allow Fox News up here!
    You consider that a BAD thing?

    Seriously, even without the politics, Fox news isn`t worth it...
  101. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    @Altaru, I thought you didn`t "take sides" now you`re slammin Fox News just like... a liberal!

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Ok, bedtime! No more troll feeding!




    Here`s a kitteh! Sweet dreams everyone!
  103. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    I`m just gonna wrap all this up by stating that you people have got your heads so far up your asses concerning your political points of view and all that sh*t that you seem to have lost the ability to see a remark as just that, a remark.

    You`re so caught up in it that you project all this political crap onto anyone that doesn`t agree with every thing you think just so you can attack beliefs they may or may not even have.

    Take my words as just that: WORDS. There`s no political charge. Ever. My only political policy is to watch until it becomes a direct problem for me. My opinions are more often than not unbiased opinions thrown out from a COMMON SENSE point of view, something you all seem to suffer from a severe lack of...

    And I`ll finish by calling you asshats. Because that`s just how I am. (Dammit I wish there were a smiley for the Japanese "Pull down eyelid stick out tounge" face. :-P Will have to do...)
  104. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    @Altaru, I thought you didn`t "take sides" now you`re slammin Fox News just like... a liberal!
    Jesus Christ, not only are you petty, but you can`t read either...

    I said "even without the politics." Fox news just sucks in general.

    For Christ`s sake, just like a political jackass to read only what he wants and project some political stance onto people...

    And sweet dreams. I`m not even sure if retards like you even understand what a nightmare is, anyway...
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    nice
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    Altaru: Just a word of advice, That `caustic and vulgar vocabulary` that`s `in your nature` is going to cause you problems (If it hasn`t already done so). Please learn the rules of civilized discussion and abide by them.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    I love the Daily Show! Ripping everyone for a joke. Go get them Jon. I`d pay for him to give me an ass ripping just to see what would he come up with. The modern Don Rickles and he was a funny bastard also.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3822 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    Jon Stewart has been slowly turning on Obama for quite some time now and this seems to be the climax. That should speak volumes, really.
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    ZogHD Male 30-39
    29 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:07 am
    Yeah, I hate the UPS guy too.
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    ubberboard08 Male 13-17
    107 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:30 am
    God Obama has really turned out to be a let down so far. I can`t believe so many dumbass Americans voted for him.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:50 am
    Memory. I has it.

    What was the surplus after Clinton, and what was the predicted 10 year deficit?
    What was the surplus after Bush, and what was the predicted 10 year deficit?

    What president did Karl Rove blame for the economy, the week before Obama took office?
    What president did Cheney Blame for the economy, the week after Obama took office?
    Which President was in office when the financial crisis actually hit?

    People who buy the poo from the above people hook line and sinker, then come out and demand swift retribution for Obama breaking 4.3% of his promises.

    And no, you don`t count "in the works" until they reach their deadlines. Obviously. Do I need to explain how time works? Seriously, this is the reason people are calling you a Republican.

    You`d have to be one crazy motherdrater to just stay on the phone screaming at Pizza Hut from the second you order.
  112. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 1:39 am
    Baal: The `Blame Bush` mantra has worn thin, So has the misplaying of race card. Obama can not continue to keep blaming others, At some point he has to own this mess, So far he`s still in denial.

    He`s had a democrat majority of both houses of congress and a filibuster proof majority in the senate, If the democrats were united there is no legislation the republicans could stop. After 2 years of this rare majority, The economy is worse off, Unemployment is going higher, People are still stuck in houses worth less than what they owe on their mortgages, and a record level of debt.

    Obama is making Jimmy Carter look preferable.
  113. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 1:51 am
    @baal:

    Judging American Politics from afar makes you look like a fool.

    Come live it, or leave your opinion to yourself.

    Right or wrong, your absence from here, while still making statements, lowers your credibility.
  114. Profile photo of cornflakegrl
    cornflakegrl Female 18-29
    204 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 2:13 am
    I still believe Obama was the better of the
    worst.
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 2:50 am
    Obama`s forced to clean up a mess he didn`t make in the first place. Americans are so quick to complain and cast blame, it honestly disturbs me. I all but hate the values of a typical Republican, so even if Obama fails to ultimately aid our economy, he was most certainly the better choice over McCain.
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    CoolerThanMe Male 18-29
    98 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 3:47 am
    @CrakrJak and auburnjunky Thank you!
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 4:29 am
    Link to a please so a British dude can view it?
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 5:15 am
    People of USA unite and join Mr Stewart and many more in Washington the 30 of Octobre for a great rally for sanity.
    Crakrjakass and Aunburnjunky do the world a favor and drop dead.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 5:20 am
    why is this under games?
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 5:42 am
    @baalthazaq

    you are big making problems like high unemployment, health care, and civil rights seem minuscule by using horsesh*t statistics
  121. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 5:46 am
    vv @vorpalsword - because Fancylad can put things in whatever catagory he likes! Lolz! He`s just funny that way...
    vv @PierreJeanFR - Nice! Wishing death upon people is always a good way to convince them you`re right, eh? And you support the anti-Obama rally, but you wish death upon those who oppose Obama? Hummm... must be from France!
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 6:27 am
    wont work for me, sends me to the canadian website and ill never figure out which episode it is. anyone got a youtube link or something?
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    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 7:34 am
    I just love how Obama went from "Greatest guy ever since Jesus" pre-election to "meh, he was the lesser of two evils!" 2 years later. Sure can`t wait to vote for the next lesser of two evils! When are we going to decide to vote every single one of these career politician non-nice individuals out no matter what party they are? I mean McCain probably would have gotten us involved in WW3 and nuked to death, but Obama is putting us and particularly our children in the poor house by "cleaning up a mess he didn`t make" by... making a bigger mess? Seriously, on what planet does spending more money solve the problem of having spent too much money? "Prez Bush spent 300 billion dollars putting us in debt and danger... so here`s my trillion dollar spending plan to fix it!" WHAT?!?!!!?!?!!11!1!oneone1
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    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 7:38 am
    oh and @Baalthazaq... wake up buddy... I blame everyone no matter what party they are but it`s been 2 years and the economy is worse. Yes, it IS Bush`s fault, and now it`s also Obama`s fault. These asswads are just going to keep getting elected and keep stealing from us until we blame ALL of them instead of blindly routing for a team/brand name/ political party like mindless, bleating sheep.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 7:50 am
    Thats why you always do what you say you are going to do. Other wise you will get ripped a new one.
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    Calummac Male 13-17
    341 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 7:58 am
    I`m an anarchist so Im with the guy all the way
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 7:59 am
    “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.”

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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 8:08 am
    In a reasonable world everything Obama promised would be done, or wouldn`t have to be done in the first place. Unfortunately politics is not reasonable. If you want someone to blame for "Obama`s" failures, blame the drated up system he has to work in. I voted for optimism, and reality fell short, but that`s always the risk with optimism.
  129. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 8:08 am
    Here`s a scenario:

    A guy robs a jewelry store. He gets away with a few rings, a necklace, and some watches, but another guy comes along before the cops get there, notices the window is busted, and starts looting the scene of the crime, taking everything else.

    Guess who is to blame for the crime? BOTH!

    Both men are caught. Which one gets the stiffer penalty? The second guy. He did more damage, so he gets a stiffer penalty.

    Obama tried to "fix" our financial crisis by quadrupling it! He took Bush`s 300 billion dollar deficit, accumulated over 8 years, and made it 1.3 trillion in 2 years.

    You can`t put out a fire by throwing fire on it. You don`t heal a gunshot wound by shooting the hole. We need to cut spending, eliminate useless money pit programs, and learn to live on less (as a country).

    If a business tried to run like our government is running, they would be bankrupt and shut down, and the officers would go to jail for
  130. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 8:10 am
    Fraud.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 8:40 am
    us for believing it

    God bless you Jon Stewart
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    MTKK Male 18-29
    29 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 8:56 am
    `sup Mooch!
  133. Profile photo of kilroy5555
    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
    496 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 9:08 am
    I don`t think we can just point fingers at Bush and say "he caused the financial crisis!!!"

    The whole mess started when the Fed government decided to start pushing banks to increase our % of home ownership in the USA in the 1990s, encouraging banks to make riskier loans. This policy continued throughout the Bush administration and was backed by BOTH political parties. Banks took the cue and figured out how to profit from the bad loans by bundling them and selling them off as securities. Once banks realized they could turn a HUGE profit with their rotten loans, they kicked their irresponsible lending into high gear (and to new heights) and the secondary markets lapped it up. Finally, there were irresponsible individual consumers who gladly accepted free money.

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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
    496 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 9:08 am
    The result was the financial crisis, which goes a lot deeper than just "Bush`s failed economic policies". Scapegoating Bush has been a great political tool for the Dems, but how about we stop pointing the figure and start coming up with meaningful solutions?
  135. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 9:46 am
    Geez now I miss Bill Clinton.
  136. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 9:56 am
    @cajun:

    He`s the one who got us in this mess, for the most part.
  137. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 10:42 am
    I just love how Obama went from "Greatest guy ever since Jesus" pre-election to "meh, he was the lesser of two evils!" 2 years later
    I`ve called him the lesser of two evils from the start.

    In fact, that`s how I`ve referred to ANY party related politics since I discovered what politics were.

    It`s time we STOP this "lesser of two evils" bullsh*t, and just vote Cthulhu into office. At the very least we know he WILL keep his promises: Drive everyone in the world insane, and cause the end of mankind.
  138. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 11:12 am
    `I don`t think we can just point fingers at Bush and say "he caused the financial crisis!!!"`

    Actually it was the democrats for the most part.
    Watch the video below, its not long. Use your pause button if it moves to fast.


    Facts of the housing crisis
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    First rule of voting: The guy who wins never does as good as a job he promised to do.
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    book21 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    john stewart is just awesome
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    book21 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    @ crakrjak no one can make jimmy preferable
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    I`m not going to say it again auburnjunky

    Linky
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    book21 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    thats why you vote NADER
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Fine the Cajun. Don`t.

    Linky.
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    book21 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    5Cats FTW
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    You just made my point auburnjunky Bill Clinton recognized that the Republicans were trying stop the subprime mortgage crisis and so was he.
    Anything else?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    As I said I miss Bill Clinton.
  148. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    He did that AFTER he expanded the Community Re-investment act. He made it possible, no, he commanded banks to give risky loans to meet a quota.

    It was only AFTER that expansion that things got this bad.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    Even so I still prefer a flip-flopper who realized his mistake and tried to fix it than one who can`t settle on a position.

    Oh sure George W. Bush tried to stop the crisis while he was spending MILLIONS of Dollars while:
    1)Looking for non-existent WMDs
    2)Castigating people in Iraq (deBaathification).
    3)Enacting the stimulus bill approved by Republicans (a majority of them approved the 2008 stimulus).
    Then he tried to say we could profit from the war with the oil we`d find. Of course we could...
    ...not without losing face of course.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Not defending Bush my man.

    He was a drattard of the highest order.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Cajun247: Bill Clinton signed into law GSE`s like Freddie Mac to purchase subprime loans that were created by lenders. He basically formally approved subprime lending.

    It is documented by the FTC

    Clinton`s changes:
    "Freddie Mac, one of the primary government-sponsored enterprises involved in the purchase of mortgages, recently announced plans to enter the secondary market in subprime loans by purchasing significant numbers of "A minus" subprime mortgages by 1998 and the higher-risk "B and C" loans by 1999.(20)" FTC Link

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    On June 6, 1996, President Clinton announced that he had directed FHA to reduce the up-front mortgage insurance premium (UFMIP) for first-time homebuyers who receive housing counseling. FHA Link

    Clinton at least, Realized the problem though.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    I had to split that into two comments because the IAB comment thing was messing up again, Shoving the previous comment into the side --->
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Like I said CrakrJak President Clinton tried reverse course with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in 1999.
    Bill Clinton made some stupid decisions but he made more smart decisions.
    No president is perfect but as the way things stand I would very much prefer Bill Clinton to what we got now.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    CrakrJack, The housing bubble was`nt caused by the FHA, Freddie Mac or Fanny Mae. You`re being a dick for blaming it on an institution that`s been around for 50 years, developed for and succeeded in fighting discrimination in housing.
    No the bubble was caused by large financial institutions. They were smarter than the regulators and the bureaucracy built to monitor them. They greased the palms of the right politicians and gained the right to gamble with invested money. The brilliance of their scheme was they made something that was worthless, valuable and that fed the greed that led the banks to commit fraud by offering 0 down on 1/2 million dollar homes. You should really read a book on the subject because it`s clear you`re horribly misinformed.
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    someone is watering down the koolaid, hmmmm
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    Mortgage backed securities was a damn bad idea to begin with. But allowing them to run wild under the auspices of giving more poor people houses was an absolute time bomb. This was fraud on a massive basis, Worse than the savings & loan scandal and the culprits have still not seen a minute of jail time. Let`s take a look at a few who got rich off this scandal.

    Franklin D. Raines,


    Fannie MaeChairman and CEO Designate
    Salary $526,154, Award/Bonus $1,109,589

    James A. Johnson

    Chairman and CEO
    Salary $966,000, Award/Bonus $1,932,000

    Jamie Gorelick


    Vice-Chairman of Fannie Mae:
    $567,000, Award/Bonus $779,625
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    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    September 25, 2010 at 6:47 am
    Madest: can you provide a source for that information please. Because it`s fairly accepted that the government policy (including FHA and freddie and fannie) caused the housing bubble. Bank CEOs weren`t just sitting around wringing their hands one night and deciding to start giving out sub-prime loans to people with no credit.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    September 25, 2010 at 9:42 am
    I did think when watching this segment it was one of the strongest ones I`ve seen from the Daily Show in months (though every episode and is great and Stuart is phenomenal). So um...who`s going to his rally?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 25, 2010 at 10:05 am
    @eric:

    Good point.

    I don`t think they had a board meeting and said "Let`s make a policy that`s going to bankrupt us, and have it where if we don`t follow that policy, we get fined billions of dollars."
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    September 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    madest drovide a link to his weird & wild opinions?
    LOLLOLLOLLOL~
    Might happen... NOT!
    And thanks to @book21 :heart: It`s nice to be appreciated!

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