Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30

Thread: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

  1. #21
    #NeverTrump
    a351's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Space Coast
    Last Seen
    09-09-17 @ 08:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    6,902

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Here we go. Yet another person who has no idea what it is.
    I'm aware of it's technical definition, but the context in which it's used presently is usually as a convenient substitute for actual policy or debate.

  2. #22
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    37,140

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters
    i agree.

    we can start by repairing our decaying infrastructure. we also need to build a 21st century electrical grid. it's going to have to be a public / private partnership, and i don't care how that is weighted as long as it gets done. preferably nuclear and renewable, and hopefully thorium.

    we've talked about it. let's do it.

  3. #23
    Angry Former GOP Voter
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:42 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    25,709

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    I'm aware of it's technical definition, but the context in which it's used presently is usually as a convenient substitute for actual policy or debate.
    But Obama doesn't dismiss it (he usually readily embraces it), so why would you?
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

  4. #24
    #NeverTrump
    a351's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Space Coast
    Last Seen
    09-09-17 @ 08:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    6,902

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    But Obama doesn't dismiss it (he usually readily embraces it), so why would you?
    I dismiss the notion that it should be a prevalent topic in serious discussions regarding current policy.

  5. #25
    Sage
    mike2810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    arizona
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:44 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    15,043

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Obama said: "That's why I've called on Congress to take the money we're no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt and use the other half to rebuild America,"

    So is Obama really saying we should continue borrow approximatly $0.40 of every dollar spent by Congress. How is this going to cut the deficit? I want to see a full proposed budget, not political grandstanding.

  6. #26
    Angry Former GOP Voter
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:42 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    25,709

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    I dismiss the notion that it should be a prevalent topic in serious discussions regarding current policy.
    I disagree. It informs much of our policy visions.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

  7. #27
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:58 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    30,343

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    ... Regarding his second statement, if you actually listened to the entire soundbite he was simply pointing out that the constitution places many restrictions on what the government can and can't do, but leaves the interpretation of what the government and state must do as an open ended argument.

    OMG! Really? Look, it is laid out. The Constitution specifically lays out what the government can do. Period. It was specifically written like that to keep overbearing government in check. Clue, the Founders were fleeing exactly that type of government in England.

    And that is the thing liberals often get dead wrong like Obama.

    j-mac
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  8. #28
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,805

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, there is more than one thing...It could be how he dismisses the concept of American Exceptionalism, or, it could be how he tells an interviewer that the founding fathers got it wrong making the constitution a "charter of negative liberties...." etc.
    American Exceptionalism is a myth, at least the way lots of people use it. Americans can be exceptional, we have been exceptional in the past, but we're not just naturally exceptional without trying. Over the past couple of decades, we've stopped trying. We've shipped our industry overseas, we've stopped being a global leader in innovation, we've just... existed. That's not exceptional. We can get it back again, we just have to stop being the whiny bitches of the planet.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  9. #29
    Slayer of the DP Newsbot
    danarhea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    39,764

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Translation of his speech.

    I need you to reelect me, so I'm going to say, whatever you want to hear.
    Perhaps Obama and Romney are related then?
    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

  10. #30
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    05-01-14 @ 03:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    12,879

    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Yep.... Time for the US to stop spending on one of the few LEGAL/CONSTITUTIONAL items in the budget and start throwing even more of the money at the UNCONSTITUTIONAL things.... Healthcare, Education, etc....

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •