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What has presidency become?

April 12, 2014

am still young, and I won’t deny that my views may still be narrow because of it, but in these nearly 20 short years of my life I feel as though I’ve been watching this country sink into the mud....

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JohnHilfirty

Apr-15-14 1:38 AM

Mike Kerstetter:

"He was impeached for lying about getting a bj from a young intern and was haunted his whole presidency with charges of sexually harassing women under him prior to being elected president and other shady deals. If your idea of a good President is a lying adulterer, it's no wonder people of your generation voted for Obama and will likely vote for the lying Hillary Clinton (remember Benghazi)."

Sounds like something Darryl Issa wrote for you Mike.

Interestingly, 69% of American adults polled by Gallup in mid-November 2010 disagree with your opinion of Clinton's job performance.

While he was impeached (charged) for whatever, he was found NOT GUILTY! He has never been convicted of any crime.

Obama won election TWICE!!

And currently, no republican is within 15% of Hillary for President in 2016.

Ever consider that maybe it's you who is not in touch, Mike?

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spike2

Apr-14-14 7:56 AM

premier, the War on Women has absolutely nothing to do with extra-marital affairs. Are we going to pretend that Clinton was the first president (both parties included) to have other women? If you believe this is part of the War on Women, then you are unable to understand the topic.

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Premier

Apr-12-14 1:27 PM

On September 31, 2003, the New York Times reported that the plan is an acknowledgment by the administration that oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was broken. The Times also reported Democratic opposition to Bush's plan: "These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis," said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. "The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing."

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Premier

Apr-12-14 1:26 PM

I'll save you the time.

In 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Single-Family Affordable Housing Tax Credit Act. The "Renewing the Dream" program would give nearly $2.4 billion in tax credits over the next five years to investors and builders who developed affordable single-family housing in poor and distressed areas. Then in 2003, the Bush Administration recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis in the late 1980s. A new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae, to set capital-reserve requirements for the company and to determine whether Fannie Mae is adequately managing the risks of its expanding portfolios.

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underwood

Apr-12-14 1:23 PM

Women aren’t equal to men in every case. Women often have different priorities then men when it comes to the workplace. In the real world, women get equal or greater pay than men when their experience, education and productivity are factored in. In the world of narrative, inequalities are invented if they can be used to demonize the other side.

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Premier

Apr-12-14 1:17 PM

"The economy has yet to reflect the good shape it was in when he passed it off to the GOP whose lax watch on big banking tanked it." -Sideliner

Why don't you get the facts straight before repeating the Democratic pug and pull line! Goggle Barney Frank and the other Democratic leaders testifying on Capital Hill about how great a shape Freddie Mac and Frannie may were in when the Bush administration wanted to put more oversight on it!! These two entirely Democratically controlled born and bred organizations who backed these loans are the reason for the housing collapse. As Obama would say...PERIOD!

You guys are really something!

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Ritty77

Apr-12-14 12:56 PM

The "77%" figure repeatedly used by Obama and his followers has been debunked by multiple, well-respected organizations, yet Obama continues to repeat it. Why is that?

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gavinf56

Apr-12-14 12:32 PM

"The GOP laid their boots yet again on the heads of women attempting to match wages of their male counterparts." - sideliner

Young, single women earn higher wages than their male counterparts. It is not until marriage and child rearing/family concerns become a priority in w omen's life while their male counter parts work longer hours, does a wage disparity show up, but of course that doesn't fit the narrative being told, so we blame it on the Republicans while turning a blind eye to the Obama administrations glaring wage disparity because they are "on our side".

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sideliner

Apr-12-14 11:23 AM

I agree with the LTE in that Clinton's legacy by far shines above those after him. The economy has yet to reflect the good shape it was in when he passed it off to the GOP whose lax watch on big banking tanked it.

Clinton's se x life with consenting adults is the Clinton's and none of mine.

Runaway corporate profits coupled with wages that have not seen the same types of increase is what is killing the economy.

This redistribution of wealth is real. It has been taken from or denied to the middle class and is horded by the few at the top.

The GOP laid their boots yet again on the heads of women attempting to match wages of their male counterparts.

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gavinf56

Apr-12-14 11:04 AM

It's going to be an even rougher ride if we don't get our fiscal house in order, and the blame for that cannot be laid at the Tea Parties feet.

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MECURY2

Apr-12-14 9:52 AM

I'm thinking you should be pointing the finger at Congress, not the presidents in the pass 20 years. The Presidency is just a "figure head". If it wasn't for the Tea Party you most likely wouldn't have had to write your letter. If the Tea Party takes control of the USA you are going to be in for a rough ride and being young it's going to be a LONG ROUGH RIDE! Stop listening to people and take the time to get the REAL facts on your own then you will understand my friend.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-12-14 7:31 AM

CVG,

There will always be issues with one leader or another; they will all fall you in some form or fashion.

Might I suggest that you put your faith and trust in God, the creator and sustainer of this universe. There will be trials and temptations on this earth but He is always there to provide comfort, peace, love, hope, etc. If you know Him, spend more time with Him in reading His Word and praying. If you don't know Him, then I suggest that you seek Him diligently with your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

May you be blessed and may you bless others.

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Premier

Apr-12-14 7:31 AM

Totally correct Mike and may I add that when, not if, Hillary starts the "war on women" rhetoric that she brings up Bill's past.

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mikekerstetter

Apr-12-14 6:53 AM

Her first mistake was using Bill Clinton as the role model. He was impeached for lying about getting a bj from a young intern and was haunted his whole presidency with charges of sexually harassing women under him prior to being elected president and other shady deals. If your idea of a good President is a lying adulterer, it's no wonder people of your generation voted for Obama and will likely vote for the lying Hillary Clinton (remember Benghazi) in the upcoming election.

It's a real shame that good, honest men (or women) won't run for office because of the mudslinging and corruption and all we have left are the crooks and liars to choose from.

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