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Posted on Apr 4, 2011
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Is he in? That would be a yes. Barack Obama has made official his run for his second term as president, launching his first 2012 campaign advertisement with a focus on everyday Americans who apparently still believe his ’08 slogans.  —KA

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By NadePaulKuciGravMcKi, April 9, 2011 at 1:05 am Link to this comment
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President Obama would be happy to retire in 2012. 
The extortion and blackmail is way too dangerous. 
 
Ventura Paul Nader Kucinich
Big things are in the works.

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By James2u, April 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm Link to this comment
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Maybe the people that put Obama into offices will line up in droves and vote him out…. maybe they have been given a real lesson in SCAM REFORMS OBAMA STYLE - under the watchful eyes of Jeremiah Wright / Jesse Jackson and understand that everything really is below his labor grade…..  If he could put some of his JIVE TALK TOGETHER- HE COULD HAVE BEEN BELIEVABLE - BUT HE CAN’T EVEN DO THAT…..  WHO’S YOUR REAL DADDY. IS IT DAVIS?  WHO REALLY WENT TO COLUMBIA….. NOT OBAMA…. MUST HAVE BEEN BARRY DAVIS…......  Maybe THE PEOPLE WILL VOTE RON PAUL AS NEXT PRESIDENT..

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By MK Ultra, April 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm Link to this comment

Oh, joy!  Another four years of Bush III.  Maybe more. :(

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By fearnotruth, April 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm Link to this comment

RE: yes.  that is my new plan.  the sooner the better.

nihilism - typically seen a desperate cry from alienated post adolescents
but often a tactical tool of agents provocateurs, such as outspoken anarchists
- old but effective way of discrediting popular uprisings
whether the extreme voice(s) be unwitting or otherwise

e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/emiliep/1206638928/

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By thethirdman, April 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm Link to this comment

@madisolation “Let it all come apart, huh? Let there be no care for our elderly, let
people languish in prison, let children go hungry, let our country descend into
chaos, and let our water and soil be poisoned beyond repair. Now that sounds like
a plan.”

yes.  that is my new plan.  the sooner the better.

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By rollzone, April 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm Link to this comment

hello. they will let him rule until he hangs himself in
the bunker. our next globalist ruler will be…

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By madisolation, April 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm Link to this comment

Let it all come apart, huh? Let there be no care for our elderly, let people languish in prison, let children go hungry, let our country descend into chaos, and let our water and soil be poisoned beyond repair. Now that sounds like a plan.
Be realistic. Choose your tactics and your strategy now going into 2012. Support the one person who is actually going to run who doesn’t let the corporations and the ultrawealthy tell him when he can take a crap.

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By John Poole, April 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm Link to this comment
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When are we going to admit that anyone who actually seeks the presidency of the
USA is an automatic pathological narcissist? Yes, indeed let it all come apart. No
more “lesser of two evils”. Let it be the “evil of two lessers” as many have stated.
We’ll build out of the ashes as those circa 450AD Rome.

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By grumpnyker, April 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm Link to this comment
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I agree with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, GOD DAMMN you chickenshit leftists/progressives/liberals/hippies if yall rationalize voting for Barry whatisname; guess you mofos ain’t suffering too badly yet.  I’ll vote/write-in Kucinich/Paul, Ventura/Paul, Kucinich/Sanders,Sanders/Paul,McKinney/Paul,Sanders,Ventura or Kucinich.

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By David E., April 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm Link to this comment
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You people are gonna pull a Nader 2000 on us again, aren’t you?  Personally, I still would have preferred Al Gore to W. as president.  Somehow, I think Gore wouldn’t have appointed Roberts and Alito to the Supreme Court and the Citizens United opinion would never have happened.  Do you think Gingrich or Pawlenty or Romney or Huckabee or whoever will appoint justices like Sotomayor or Kagan?

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By madisolation, April 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm Link to this comment

I like Ventura, too, but he doesn’t seem to be interested in running for President. It takes time to put together a following.

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By thethirdman, April 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm Link to this comment

Let’s just get this shit spiral over with and vote Tea Party.  Let them bring down
the whole show and wait to see if something decent and human emerges from the
ashes of the hollow, burnt out carcass that was America.  Besides, I’ll take the
enemy that spits in my face over the one that stabs me in the back any day.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, April 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm Link to this comment

I agree, none are fit to govern….. folks end up choosing a lesser of evils…. but that is NOT a solution either.

I’d go as far as to promote Ventura for president.

If anyone is crazy enough to make some waves, to call things out… it’s that guy.

And besides, he seems to have told the truth about what he sees in every interview I’ve heard / seen him do.  He even mentioned being debriefed when governor.. and mentioning his office was wire tapped… that guy has a brass pair if nothing else.

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By madisolation, April 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm Link to this comment

Napolean DoneHisPart:

I think Mitt Romney or Huckabee or another Republican nut will play the “Bad Cop” and Obama will try to play the “Good Cop But I Have to Give in to the Bad Cop” routine.
If you consider Masons to be one of the biggest problems facing this country today, then you probably will want to vote for someone who isn’t a Mason. I don’t know anything about that, but I do know that Paul has been consistent over the years on his beliefs, and he is decidedly anti-war.
Read Ron Paul’s short address, “The Fed Undermines Foreign Policy” at Antiwar’s website today:
http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2011/04/04/fed-foreign-policy/
Now, I’d like to have a perfect candidate, too, but we aren’t going to get one who already has a constituency in place. No so-called liberal Democrat will dare to run against Obama, unless he/she is put out there by the Democratic leadership to suck liberal votes away from Ron Paul in the primaries and caucuses. Have Kucinich and Sanders apologized for their “yes” votes on the Insurance Industry Scam Legislation yet? I never thought I’d see the day when Kucinich and Sanders voted for a bill that mandated citizens to buy insurance and restricted women’s right to choose.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, April 5, 2011 at 10:52 am Link to this comment

Ron Paul is the ‘good cop’ of the Mason / GOP… his allegiance is to that secret fraternal organization and NOT to the Constitution, no matter what he says. 

Remember folks, the 1st Amendment protects your right to LIE… whether in the news or at a town-hall meeting…. only lying under oath is punishable by law, but who of these pedigreed hired hands have been punished by law lately? 


I would consider voting for him IF:

a) he publicly renounces his affiliation and membership with that cult.

b) vows to end the FED and print congressional money ( executive order 11110 from J.F.K. era ).

c) he’s on a ticket with Barry Sanders or some other person who’s NOT the branded Dem or Rep.


I have more, but these three are FIRST… if not, he is simply the ‘good cop’ in the ‘good cop / bad cop’ negotiation tactic of the hegemony, and thus, a simply shill and tool.

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By madisolation, April 5, 2011 at 10:39 am Link to this comment

David E. wrote:
“Obama 2012 . . . because the alternative is unthinkable.”  Not inspiring, but true.”

That is such bullshit. It is NOT true that an alternative is unthinkable. What’s unthinkable is that people would have the cowardice to vote for a man who has clearly shown us that he prefers fascism and torture and permanent war over the Constitution, no breaks for corporations, ending wars, and closing bases.
No one is going to come riding in on a white horse to save us all. Obama is going to be the Democratic candidate. However, there is one last thing we can do to fight back: we can urge Ron Paul to run and support Ron Paul with everything we have. He already has a constituency in place. This is our last hope, to have a candidate who, while flawed, is still light years better than Obama. If people don’t quit acting like pouting children, whining: “But I don’t like Ron Paul!” and start thinking realistically, we’re going to have no viable choice at all and we’re going to end up with Obama and find ourselves in complete poverty and silenced under Obama’s rule. The guy is a wannabe dictator, hasn’t he proven that by his actions?
If people think our country is governed by One Corporate Party at the national level, then crossing over to vote for a Republican who wants to follow the Constitution, end the wars, take perks away from corporations and tell them they’re on their own, and look into the Fed should be supported. And don’t play the race card or the abortion card with me. I would say Obama, who does nothing for poverty-stricken minorities and those who are languishing in prisons, is the racist: he is prejudiced against the poor. Ron Paul doesn’t like abortion, but he said he’d never choose a Supreme Court candidate based on that. He would choose based on the candidate’s Constitutional views. 
In 2012, we won’t have the whole candy counter of candidates, but if we play our cards strategically, we might be able to save our democracy by voting for Paul. I don’t know of any other alternative. Do you?

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By Jim Yell, April 5, 2011 at 9:21 am Link to this comment
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I agree with most of what is said in comments here so far. But of course I do not agree with the godless part, as I believe it is the god squad that is fueling the unreasonable and hateful direction our countries politics have been taking us.

I do agree that Dennis Kucinich should be on the ticket and if not on the ticket he should be written in.

Obama clearly believes that big money will buy him another election and as clearly stated in comments a large number of the American People have had enough. In fact it was the belief that Obama represented a good chance for change that made him President. He has thrown away our trust by embracing militarism and corportatism.

After decades of voting for the supposed less lethal candidate I think it is time to vote for the candidate we believe in, even if we have to write his name on the ballot to get him.

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By AnAlienEarthling, April 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment

I WILL NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA AGAIN. I PLEAD THAT YOU DO NOT AS WELL. I PLEAD THAT YOU DO NOT VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN EITHER (OR TEA-PARTY DEGENERATE for that matter) - not that these are clearly distinct (It’s only through history that they can be distinguished now: the single branch into which they have fused needs to be traced as far back as Carter (and then some) before the distinction becomes visible).

Obama’s appeal to we ordinary folks is a pose - he
has all the corporate support that will win him the election: GE, Boeing, AIG, .... As with his first campaign, he will again deceive us into thinking that our concerns are his concerns - they are clearly not. He has demonstrated himself to have as little care for our society as the Republican / Tea Party filth. He has made clear he has NO compassion for we who are less-well-off, who are struggling to provide our children with a sense of values and a decent education so that they have the moral courage and rationality to resolve the problems that our generation have given them - problems that spell nothing less than our extinction.

We are at the brink folks, and our selection of Obama was predicated on self-deception. He has great intelligence, is clearly articulate and eloquent, and charismatic. However, as his apolitical politics have demonstrated on too many occasions, he is not the politician we need. TO be blunt, he lacks the moral courage to make change!

As Bobby Kennedy was wont to remind us: “Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.”

Too often, Obama had demonstrated that he lacks this one, essential vital quality - as do all the others dangerously hungry to assume executive power. 

However, these vital qualities are discernible in the Honorable Bernie Sanders and the Honorable Dennis Kucinich. These two deserve our vote!!

VOTE SANDERS or KUCINICH for PRESIDENT - let’s force that ticket: Sanders+Kucinich.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, April 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm Link to this comment

What is sad is ( hopefully NOT ) the backlash of voters who, instead of steering towards a third or fourth option, will instead vote Republican…. and thus complete the “left, right, left, right” death march of the country’s hierarchical pedigreed.

God Bless Amerika…. for she’s resembling a godless Amerika.

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By Abby, April 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm Link to this comment
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I agree with the comments above who believe as I do that we are no longer buying what Washington is selling us.  We’ve had more corportist b.s.when we did not vote for a continuation of W.  I want a candidate that truly believes in the United Sates and it’s constitution.  It’s time to make government afraid of the people.  We deserve better.

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By berniem, April 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm Link to this comment

He thinks he’ll need maybe a cool billion to get re-elected! Hell, we can all afford to miss a couple of mortage or health insurance payments to make sure our guy has another shot at taking us to the promised land, right? Hey, if we don’t cough-up all of those Wall Streeters and corporations will ante-up all of the bailout money we gave them so that he’ll be sure to “look forward, not back” and give them some more! I thought this country was broke? Where do ya think the money will come from? Don’t bet on “transparency” for any true answers!

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By TheEnd, April 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm Link to this comment

This felt like a long pharmaceutical ad.

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By David E., April 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm Link to this comment
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“Obama 2012 . . . because the alternative is unthinkable.”  Not inspiring, but true.

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By samosamo, April 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm Link to this comment

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‘It begins with us’. Geez, what a bunch of malarkey. I really hate
to see what this ‘new’ beginning will bring to this country if this
traitor to his party is nominated, much less elected. Just as soon
after he made his appointments in 2010, the people will find his
new slogan ‘it begins with us’ is just as meaningless or even
more euphemistic as ‘change to believe in’. And what a crock
about ‘begins’, here it is over 1 year into his first term and his
quaint slogan is ‘it begins with us’. That beginning should have
happened long time ago, like about over a year ago.

And goddamn this starting the 2012 presidential campaign 9
months before 2012 gets here. That just gives more time to
launder money when and where it is wanted.

If ever there is a chance, the campaign, any campaign, cannot
begin until 6 weeks before the charade of election day. Penalty -
1 year and 1 day in prison mandatory. Cannot run for office or
serve by appointment ever.

Accepting campaign funds before 6 weeks until election a felony
- 1 year and 1 day in prison mandatory. Cannot run for office or
serve by appointment ever

Debates/discussions prior to 6 weeks to elelction felony - 1 year
and 1 day in prison mandatory Cannot run for office or serve by
appointment ever

Complete truthful political history of candidates to be issued 6
months prior to election failure to do so disqualified from
running for public office again and cannot run for office or serve
by appointment ever

Elections in the u.s. are insult to the people and what was once a
democracy of this republic.

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