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Obama Is Reported Set to Revise Counterterrorism Efforts
New York Times ^ | Jan. 7, 2009 | Peter Baker

Posted on 01/10/2009 10:53:13 AM PST by FocusNexus

The plan being discussed would eliminate the independent homeland security adviser’s office and assign those duties to the National Security Council to streamline sometimes overlapping functions. A deputy national security adviser would be charged with overseeing the effort to guard against terrorism and to respond to natural disasters.

Mr. Bush's aides, including the national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, have privately urged Mr. Obama's advisers not to get rid of the separate homeland security office, warning that it would load too many responsibilities on the National Security Council and risk important matters' falling through the cracks.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2008; bhocia; bhodhs; bhogwot; bhonsa; cia; hadley; homelandsecurity; nsa; obama; terrorism; wot
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Much attention has been given, rightly so, to Obama's selection of Panetta as CIA director, but not enough on Obama's plan to reorganize counterterrorism organizations, until they become ineffective.

Anyone wishing for Obama's success is either totally delusional, or is wishing for the destruction of the US as we know it.

1 posted on 01/10/2009 10:53:16 AM PST by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus
Obama OWNS this. If we are attacked he gets the boot. I'm pissed as hell that he picked a bunch of know nothing liberals with the same pre 9/11 tendencies to protect us. F-him if we are attacked.
2 posted on 01/10/2009 10:57:16 AM PST by Chgogal (Don't look at me. You elected them, Comrade!)
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To: FocusNexus

‘wishing for Obama’s success’

Define success.

If he fails and people die, then no one should be happy for that.


3 posted on 01/10/2009 10:58:38 AM PST by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: Chgogal

Oh well, like our fellow RINOs say we should all pray for the Terrorist-Elect to succeed.


4 posted on 01/10/2009 10:58:54 AM PST by exist
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To: FocusNexus

Christians will be the new target for investigations.


5 posted on 01/10/2009 10:58:54 AM PST by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: FocusNexus
"...A deputy national security adviser would be charged with overseeing the effort to guard against terrorism and to respond to natural disasters..."

Great. This is not too hard to see that amateur hour is returning to the White House.

Obama is a "Seagull Manager".

6 posted on 01/10/2009 11:00:12 AM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: FocusNexus

Nope. He’s gonna keep all this power and try to amass more.


7 posted on 01/10/2009 11:00:43 AM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: FocusNexus

This is not looking good. I’m glad I don’t live in a major city or highly populated area.


8 posted on 01/10/2009 11:03:49 AM PST by mojitojoe
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To: rlmorel
“Obama is a “Seagull Manager”.”

Crap, Obama can't even manage a “Chicken Little” like Blago much less an “Attack Bomber” like Bin Laden.

9 posted on 01/10/2009 11:04:47 AM PST by Chgogal (Don't look at me. You elected them, Comrade!)
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To: BGHater

“Define success.

If he fails and people die, then no one should be happy for that.”

If Obama SUCCEEDS in implementing his pro-terrorist policies, THAT’s what is going to result in us being attacked. Are you still wishing for him to succeed?


10 posted on 01/10/2009 11:07:03 AM PST by FocusNexus
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To: mojitojoe

This is one of the main reasons a relative of mine is leaving the DC area and moving to Tennessee.


11 posted on 01/10/2009 11:07:31 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: FocusNexus
Anyone wishing for Obama's success is either totally delusional, or is wishing for the destruction of the US as we know it.

I think you misunderstand the concept of "wishing for his success", that is, wishing that he not be stupid and actually have good ideas and implement them. I certainly hope that he not be stupid and governs wisely and effectively as I would hope anyone would.

12 posted on 01/10/2009 11:07:44 AM PST by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: FocusNexus
He hope he succeeds in the term of not failing as a President in terms of our people getting killed.

So yes, I want him to ‘succeed’.

In terms of pushing socialist policies. No.

But in terms of cutting and streamlining the Gov't. Sure, go for it. You can cut out the DHS and it would save lives. Allow people to carry CCW and other things. The Fed Bureaucracy is a joke. I don't care if it's a Rat thats cutting back on it.

13 posted on 01/10/2009 11:11:46 AM PST by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: Chgogal
Obama OWNS this. If we are attacked he gets the boot.

Male bovine feces.

If we are attacked the MSM (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC) will immediately lay the blame at the feet of the long-gone Bush Administration. The American Sheeple will buy the spin hook/line/sinker and Obama gets reelected with an even bigger majority than he got this time around.
14 posted on 01/10/2009 11:11:56 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: BGHater

The definition of *success* here seems open to interpretation. I think it was Bill O’Reilly who had a poll up that asked, “Are you rooting for Obama?”

I did not participate in the poll because it was not clear what that “rooting” was for.

I can only pray that Mr. Obama will he endowed by our Lord with the wisdom NOT to wreak undue havoc upon this nation.


15 posted on 01/10/2009 11:11:58 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: garbanzo

“wishing that he not be stupid and actually have good ideas and implement them. I certainly hope that he not be stupid and governs wisely and effectively as I would hope anyone would.”

Do you see ANY indication of that happening?

As I said “Anyone wishing for Obama’s success is either totally delusional, or...”

I also wish that a nice big island will be created and I could move there. Do you think that will happen? That is more likely, than Obama “governing wisely”.


16 posted on 01/10/2009 11:11:58 AM PST by FocusNexus
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To: BGHater

“If he fails and people die, then no one should be happy for that.”

You mean, if he SUCCEEDS and people die, don’t you? His goals are not yours. He does not see terrorism as a problem here in the US. It is, perhaps, a nuisance. His goals are: (1) To greatly reduce our intelligence capabilities so that bad Americans cannot gather intelligence against good-hearted people all over the world; and (2) To unionize what remains of HS. That is the success he is gunning for.

The consequences of his success will be regarded as a political problem offset by the millions of dollars in additional union dues flowing into rat coffers—and in any event he’s expecting to be able to blame pretty much everything on Bush for his first four years.


17 posted on 01/10/2009 11:12:07 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: FocusNexus

We’re going to get hit again and there’s no doubt who will allow it to happen.


18 posted on 01/10/2009 11:13:01 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: BGHater
Define success.

That is the key, isn't it. 'Success' involves achieving a goal. Other than grandiose platitudes, I have know idea what his goals really are. He has criticized the efforts that have kept us safe for nearly eight years. I can hardly believe someone of such wrong mindedness would ever have a better idea of how to do the job.

No, I don't wish him success. I wish him miserable failure in all his attempts. However I wish our country well. The real answer to our current problems lies with the people and not with those pompous asses who think they rule us.

19 posted on 01/10/2009 11:14:02 AM PST by tbpiper (Al Gore is to Global Warming what Berney Madoff is to Finance .)
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To: BGHater

Getting rid of all federal funding for Planned “Parenthood” and the ACLU would be a great start to the streamlining.....but I highly doubt that will happen. ;-(


20 posted on 01/10/2009 11:14:29 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: FocusNexus
Do you see ANY indication of that happening?

Some. His economic team is much more centrist that it could have been. And to point out one more thing - the campaign is over and he won. It's okay to say nice things about him and to support him when he does the right thing now. I just hope it's more frequently than I think it'll be.

21 posted on 01/10/2009 11:14:37 AM PST by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: Chgogal
Obama OWNS this.

Wrong. If anything bad happens as a result of his actions, it will be portrayed in the news as something that just "happened", the way the Burris flap was portrayed as a "dispute", not mentioning race, or party affiliation, or anything.

22 posted on 01/10/2009 11:15:11 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: FocusNexus

The prime initiative will be to keep conservative “terrorists” from obtaining his Kenyan birth certificate.


23 posted on 01/10/2009 11:18:27 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: garbanzo

“okay to say nice things about him and to support him when he does the right thing now. “

Do you think we should support him when he is dismantling our ability to prevent terrorist attacks on the US?

Do you think we should support him, when he is trying to turn the US into an even bigger welfare state?

Do you think we should support him when he wants to implement socialized medicine, which will result in the unnecessary deaths of many as a result of rationing of health care?

Do you think we should support him in increasing the government’s role in all aspect’s of our lives?


24 posted on 01/10/2009 11:20:56 AM PST by FocusNexus
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To: Jeff Chandler
“Wrong. If anything bad happens as a result of his actions, it will be portrayed in the news as something that just “happened”, the way the Burris flap was portrayed as a “dispute”, not mentioning race, or party affiliation, or anything.”

Not when the Sears Tower is smoldering pile of debris. Obama will OWN this.

25 posted on 01/10/2009 11:23:07 AM PST by Chgogal (Don't look at me. You elected them, Comrade!)
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To: ModelBreaker

“You mean, if he SUCCEEDS and people die,”

BINGO.

I can’t believe people here “supporting Obama”.


26 posted on 01/10/2009 11:23:28 AM PST by FocusNexus
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To: tanknetter

Don’t be so sure about 0 getting re-elected. This guy is a joke before he is even sworn in. But so are the idiots who voted for him, so you do have a point.


27 posted on 01/10/2009 11:25:56 AM PST by unkus
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To: Chgogal

“Not when the Sears Tower is smoldering pile of debris. Obama will OWN this.”

No, he won’t. It will be “Bush’ Fault”, because he made the terrorists mad, by his “harsh interrogation techniques” and the terrorists “merely struck back”. Obama “just happened to be president” at the time, and he will be so nice to the terrorists to make up for the harsh treatment they received from the Bush administration. He will just decide to have a summit with Bin Laden and Ahmadinejad and ask them what they wish for the US to do.

This is sarcasm, but it will be close to that, mark my words.


28 posted on 01/10/2009 11:28:31 AM PST by FocusNexus (Obama's success = Destruction of the US)
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To: tanknetter
“Male bovine feces.

If we are attacked the MSM (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC) will immediately lay the blame at the feet of the long-gone Bush Administration. The American Sheeple will buy the spin hook/line/sinker and Obama gets reelected with an even bigger majority than he got this time around.”

Only if FRreepers keep on dumping on Bush instead of Obama.

If the Sears Tower is a smoldering pile of debris Obama, Pennatte, Holder, Kagen, Johnsen and Ogden OWN this. Every Post you make, every conversation you have with family, friends, co-workers you should be reminding them of Obama's stupid, immature, dangerous, shortsighted choices he has made.

29 posted on 01/10/2009 11:30:53 AM PST by Chgogal (Don't look at me. You elected them, Comrade!)
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To: BGHater

On the other hand, if he is successful with all his dreams and pland then we will change our designation from USA to USSA..we won’t be a republic any longer. With this maggot either way we lose.


30 posted on 01/10/2009 11:46:52 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: FocusNexus; jveritas; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; george76; Marine_Uncle; Jeff Head
“No, he won’t. It will be “Bush’ Fault”, because he made the terrorists mad, by his “harsh interrogation techniques” and the terrorists “merely struck back”. Obama “just happened to be president” at the time, and he will be so nice to the terrorists to make up for the harsh treatment they received from the Bush administration. He will just decide to have a summit with Bin Laden and Ahmadinejad and ask them what they wish for the US to do.”

Only if FRreepers keep on dumping on Bush instead of Obama.

If the Sears Tower is a smoldering pile of debris Obama, Pennatte, Holder, Kagen, Johnsen and Ogden OWN this. Every Post you make, every conversation you have with family, friends, co-workers you should be reminding them of Obama’s stupid, immature, dangerous, shortsighted choices he has made.

31 posted on 01/10/2009 11:48:12 AM PST by Chgogal (Don't look at me. You elected them, Comrade!)
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To: FocusNexus
Obama's anti-terrorism plan:
32 posted on 01/10/2009 12:03:58 PM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: FocusNexus

Dept of Terrorism and Natural Disaster. That sounds just about right. After all, terrorism is really just sort of a natural disaster, isn’t it? Natural for Islamists...a disaster for us.


33 posted on 01/10/2009 12:11:12 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: FocusNexus
Scenario: 1200 Americans are killed, on American soil.

Uncanny likeness to what Obama will look like:


34 posted on 01/10/2009 12:24:20 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: Oldpuppymax
Dept of Terrorism and Natural Disaster. That sounds just about right. After all, terrorism is really just sort of a natural disaster, isn’t it? Natural for Islamists...a disaster for us.

With OPEN BORDERS it will be Dept of Tourism, Terrorism and Natural Disaster

Obama wants everyone to feel welcome.

35 posted on 01/10/2009 12:41:20 PM PST by BILL_C (Answer Palin’s unqualifed with So Is Obama, but Gov.Palin is all American, and highly qualified!)
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To: BGHater
If he fails and people die, then no one should be happy for that.

If Obama succeeds, which is almost impossible based on what I have seen of socialism, America will die. I don't see any good options here.

36 posted on 01/10/2009 12:54:59 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: FocusNexus
A deputy national security adviser would be charged with overseeing the effort to guard against terrorism and to respond to natural disasters.

Although these changes would be to the president's White House staff, not the cabinet departments and agencies, the very fact that Obama wants to assign terrorism matters to a DEPUTY adviser is highly telling.

Despite the first early gushing in many quarters about how "moderate" and "centrist" Obama's appointments have been, this DEMOTION of anti-terrorism responsibilities on his own staff indicates that his anti-American Marxist tendencies are alive and well.

37 posted on 01/10/2009 1:16:49 PM PST by Wolfstar ("My 80% friend is not my enemy." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Chgogal

“Every Post you make, every conversation you have with family, friends, co-workers you should be reminding them of Obama’s stupid, immature, dangerous, shortsighted choices he has made.”

I couldn’t agree with you more.

However, if you look at the posts, there are quite a few who are reluctant to criticize Obama, want to “give him a chance”, and DO criticize Bush, but NOT Obama, wanting for “Obama to succeed” and so on, being totally oblivious to the fact that by those actions they are being complicit in Obama’s mission to turn the US into a socialist, weak country.


38 posted on 01/10/2009 1:17:03 PM PST by FocusNexus (Obama's success = Destruction of the US)
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To: FocusNexus

bttt


39 posted on 01/10/2009 1:27:13 PM PST by SuperLuminal
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To: FocusNexus

Obama gives outspoken ex-spy key White House job (Brennan)

http://uk.reuters.com/article/usPoliticsNews/idUKTRE5086RJ20090109?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

“U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Friday chose an outspoken and controversial CIA veteran as his top counterterrorism adviser, a move that could raise eyebrows but assures frank dialogue in the White House.

Since leaving government in 2005, Brennan’s writings have attracted criticism, including his suggestions the next president establish direct dialogue with Iran and encourage greater assimilation of Iranian-backed Hezbollah into Lebanon’s political system.

“I have been a strong opponent of many of the policies of the Bush administration such as the preemptive war in Iraq and coercive interrogation tactics, to include waterboarding,” Brennan said in a November 25 letter to Obama...”

Obama is making “great choices” (/sarcasm) — all people who are more interested in talking and defending terrorists, than the US AGAINST the terrorists.


40 posted on 01/10/2009 1:34:01 PM PST by FocusNexus (Obama's success = Destruction of the US)
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To: Always Right

Not only Christians, Jews as well as those of us on this site will be subjects of their attempts at investigations.


41 posted on 01/10/2009 1:47:06 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: OnTheDress

I agree and I keep telling my doubting husband that within about 3 years this guy, before election time, will try to pull a Chavez stunt and declare himself President for Life.


42 posted on 01/10/2009 1:48:23 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: All

This is a long read but is very important, this is a timeline of Barack Hussein Obama or other alias’s.

http://www.colony14.net/id41.html


43 posted on 01/10/2009 1:50:48 PM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: celtic gal
Y'all look good in a long dress. He's is a lucky guy.

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44 posted on 01/10/2009 2:16:55 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: FocusNexus

There are a whole bunch of very evil people who are applauding nObama’s moves.

They will visit us soon. And bring presents.


45 posted on 01/10/2009 2:39:16 PM PST by upchuck (Get ready for 2009: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; Pray)
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To: upchuck

“There are a whole bunch of very evil people who are applauding nObama’s moves.

They will visit us soon. And bring presents.”

And they will have nothing to fear about their intentions being found out by the CIA...

Dismantling the CIA - e Appointment At a Time

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Blog/Default.aspx?id=379368

“As if the appointment of Eric Holder to the position of Attorney General was not enough, President-Elect Obama has made yet another bold move to further threaten our national security. The appointment of Leon Panetta to the directorship of the CIA should come as no surprise to anyone as it is clear the he has exactly zero intelligence experience to speak of. Panetta’s beltway track record can leave us all confident of one thing: he will do his absolute best to dismantle the CIA as its Director.”


46 posted on 01/10/2009 2:43:40 PM PST by FocusNexus (Obama's success = Destruction of the US)
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To: garbanzo

You might be interested in reading this:

Obama’s Vision: Only Government Can End Economic Woes

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2162368/posts

“Republican Ronald Reagan once quipped that the most “terrifying words” in the English language were: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Democrat Bill Clinton proclaimed in a State of the Union speech 13 years ago that “the era of big government is over.”

But in an address Thursday, President-elect Barack Obama said that government is the solution.

Reagan famously said government is not the solution, it’s the problem,” Lichtman said. “Obama is saying government is the solution and, in fact, the only real solution to the crisis we’re experiencing today. It’s not just a matter of fixing the economy. It’s a matter of fundamentally moving the economy in a new direction. And government, not private enterprise, has to take the lead.”


Are you still optimistic about the Obama presidency? It seems your vision as described in your sig line and Obama’s vision are in direct conflict.


47 posted on 01/10/2009 3:23:12 PM PST by FocusNexus (Obama's success = Destruction of the US)
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To: MathDoc

The downfall of this country is bigger than Obama or Clinton or the rats. Our biggest problem is the media. They drive events and report lies. No one stops it and it just gets worse.


48 posted on 01/10/2009 3:31:15 PM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117
The downfall of this country is bigger than Obama or Clinton or the rats. Our biggest problem is the media. They drive events and report lies. No one stops it and it just gets worse.

I think CBS/NBC/CNN/NYT and their like went too far this time. I hope and pray that's true. They alienated too many people by abandoning any pretense of objectivity. I can't wait to see large parts of the old media suffer a quick and well-deserved death.

49 posted on 01/10/2009 5:45:28 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: FocusNexus

Wait a short while and Obama will pretend there is no terrorism. An excuse to shift all that money spent on defense into social programs to make even more people dependent. Terrorists will be renamed liberation fighters as the left always does. The only terrorists in their view are people who want to start businesses and live independent lives.


50 posted on 01/10/2009 6:18:32 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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