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Im for It: Obama Lends Support to DC Statehood Push
Mediaite ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | Eddie Scarry

Posted on 07/21/2014 4:23:01 PM PDT by mandaladon

President Barack Obama said on Monday that he’s in favor of Washington, D.C., gaining statehood.

“I’m in D.C., so I’m for it,” he said to a room of mostly young, minority boys who were at the White House for Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. “Folks in D.C. pay taxes like everybody else. They contribute to the overall well-being of the country like everybody else. They should be represented like everybody else.”

Obama said he’s supported the idea of statehood for D.C. “for quite sometime” but acknowledged that “the politics of it” would make it something difficult to move through Congress.

D.C. is the most liberal city in the U.S., according to a poll released by Gallup in January.

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He supports the idea...as long as they keep voting DemocRAT.
1 posted on 07/21/2014 4:23:01 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

That would make DC the 58th State according to Zero.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 4:23:50 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon

2 more socialist Senators, 1 more Marxist congressman.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 4:26:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mandaladon

Marion Barry for Governor! Rob Ford for Lt. Gov.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: mandaladon

Of course he is for it: two DemonRat Senators FOREVER.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mandaladon

It would make more sense to split mexifornia first.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 4:28:33 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: mandaladon

Just what we need another blue state.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 4:28:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mandaladon

Guaranteed 2 RAT Senators, no thanks. They can be dissolved into Maryland, they will welcome the Rif Raft that inhabits DC.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: mandaladon

I support walling it off and letting them eat each other.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: mandaladon

Washington DC is part of Maryland. Just combine it and be done with it.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 4:30:51 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: mandaladon
Not only difficult, but unconstitutional. But when did the Constitution ever matter to the Barack Insane Obama? After all he was a "adjunct" constitutional professor.
11 posted on 07/21/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: mandaladon

Good Baraque; let’s make D.C. a state and then move the nation’s capitol out of that stinking swamp. We could carve out an uninhabitated corner of the geographical center and put it there.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 4:31:44 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: mandaladon
They contribute to the overall well-being of the country like everybody else.


I don't care who ya are, that's funny.

13 posted on 07/21/2014 4:32:33 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: mandaladon

Once again, Barry is tackling the most pressing issues facing this nation.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 4:32:52 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: mandaladon
Yeah, I think they should be GIVEN BACK TO VIRGINIA & MARYLAND.

It is not now and never was intended to be a state. It should be a part of an adjoining state. It would be best if it was returned and cut up along it's original lines and those areas returned to their respective states of Maryland and Virginia from where it came.

The City itself should be eliminated.

15 posted on 07/21/2014 4:34:27 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

“Yeah, I think they should be GIVEN BACK TO VIRGINIA & MARYLAND....”
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I think that Virginia already got its part (or at least most of it) back. The remaining amount should be given back to Maryland. Maryland can’t be made any worse than it already is.

Come to think of it, but I think most of Virginia’s citizens would be well served if the part of Virginia that was formerly in the District was also given to Maryland.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 4:37:38 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: mandaladon

If it’s evil, he’s for it.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 4:38:33 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: House Atreides; a fool in paradise

Maybe every city and county in America can become a state!?


18 posted on 07/21/2014 4:39:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Baynative
Lebanon, Kansas. The geographic center of the United States would be a great location. Only 212 people there now. Could be bought out for less than an hours U.S. Spending.. Could put a couple buildings for the Senate, House, POTUS and Courts. All limited to one secretary and the ability to meet every August for four weeks in buildings NOT air conditioned.
19 posted on 07/21/2014 4:40:19 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
2 more socialist Senators, 1 more Marxist congressman.

Perhaps just as bad, we'd also have a capitol *state*. One with no state law at all, just the U.S. Code. One with no state courts, just federal courts. You can see where this leads.

20 posted on 07/21/2014 4:40:41 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yep. Liberals outnumber conservatives by more than any other geographic area.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 4:41:05 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Love the part about not being air-conditioned. Just remember, they can’t do any more “work” or “get things done” over the internet.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 4:42:13 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: mandaladon

No even enough residents for a Congressional district and he wants 2 black Senators too?

Not hardly


23 posted on 07/21/2014 4:44:21 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon

The British originally located Washington DC in a miserable swamp that allowed employees of the Crown to claim time-and-a-half pay.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 4:45:06 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: mandaladon

They will keep voting Democrat as long as there is a USA.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 4:45:12 PM PDT by kabar
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To: mandaladon

‘Cause he wants to be governor AND President.


26 posted on 07/21/2014 4:45:14 PM PDT by madison10
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To: mandaladon

Educated in an Islamic school and unclear on the concept


27 posted on 07/21/2014 4:45:22 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: suijuris
Corrected this for you: Not only difficult, but unconstitutional. But when did the Constitution ever matter to the Barack Insane Obama? After all he was a "adjunct" "junk" constitutional professor.
28 posted on 07/21/2014 4:47:17 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: mandaladon

DC should just be abandoned. There’s obviously something wrong with the water there.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 4:47:45 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: mandaladon

To even be considered for statehood would first require a constitutional amendment.


30 posted on 07/21/2014 4:49:13 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: GeronL

Wendy Davis will become governor of Houston Texas just as Molly Ringwald predicted!


31 posted on 07/21/2014 4:49:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

How can people LIVE in Washington, DC? Isn’t that like living inside City Hall?


32 posted on 07/21/2014 4:49:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: diverteach
DC should just be abandoned. There’s obviously something wrong with the water there.

0bama's open borders will result in a dirty bomb (at least) being set off there, so it will be abandoned in the near future.

33 posted on 07/21/2014 4:51:03 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: mandaladon

And just how is the State of DC supposed to support itself?

Everything is just about Federally owned. Should the State of DC tax the Federal government? Should every museum have an entrance fee? What about state tax? What about everything else that comprise a state and its revenue factors?

Our “sure, yeah, whatever” president is pitiful.


34 posted on 07/21/2014 4:52:12 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: mandaladon

The Obama Way - Change for the sake of disruption and divisiveness.


35 posted on 07/21/2014 4:53:45 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: mandaladon

Stacking votes with illegals at the bottom...stacking votes with socialists at the top.

The idea will probably pass with “conservatives” championing the cause....


36 posted on 07/21/2014 4:54:28 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: mandaladon

North Texas, Central Texas, West Texas, East Texas, South Texas...


37 posted on 07/21/2014 4:55:43 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: oldbrowser

“Washington DC is part of Maryland. Just combine it and be done with it.”

I agree. Arlington, VA was part of the original DC but was returned to Virginia. Let’s return the District to Maryland. The land on which the Federal buildings and monuments sit will remain federal land, under administration of the central government, just like national parks and military bases.

Even better, perhaps it is time to move the seat of the government close to the geographic center of the country (probably somewhere in rural Kansas). We can do it right this time. Build an office building and auditorium for both the House and Senate. Next to it place dormitories where Congressmen and Senators will be required to live when Congress is in session. The Senate and House can share a cafeteria, without any private dining facilities, and the congress critters should be required to eat at the cafeteria while Congress is in session. In the office building allow the Congress critters to have small offices without private restrooms. All Congressional staff should sit in cube farms, in the same way most middle management in today’s corporations are assigned to cubicles. Lobbyists will not be allowed to reside or have physical offices within 100 miles of the seat of government. Congressmen, congressional staff, and lobbyists will be required to post in advance all meetings on an internet log accessible by the public.

Moving the seat of government and making it uncomfortable for congress critters would further the cause of liberty.


38 posted on 07/21/2014 4:56:33 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: madison10

That would provide a rationale for Obama planning to stay on in DC after his Presidency…

(Note I did NOT say 2016)


39 posted on 07/21/2014 5:00:55 PM PDT by mikrofon (Founders BUMP)
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To: mandaladon

If I remember my history, Washington DC was supposed to be a neutral area. All citizens were to be citizens of surrounding states.


40 posted on 07/21/2014 5:04:15 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: mandaladon

41 posted on 07/21/2014 5:04:45 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Baynative

***We could carve out an uninhabitated corner of the geographical center and put it there.***

The AMAZING CRISWELL of CRISWELL PREDICTS said the capitol would be moved to WICHITA KANSAS.

But then he was never right.


42 posted on 07/21/2014 5:06:30 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Jim from C-Town; Soul of the South
Yeah, I think they should be GIVEN BACK TO VIRGINIA & MARYLAND.

If they let "Western Maryland" secede that would be a great trade....that would net two more GOP Senators and at least 1 Congressman.

Or let DC become and State along with Western Maryland. That would maintain the balance of gridlock.

43 posted on 07/21/2014 5:08:55 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: mandaladon

Obama would love to screw this country up with as much leftist idolatry as possible. If it is bad for America, Obama loves it.


44 posted on 07/21/2014 5:12:50 PM PDT by pallis
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To: mandaladon

Actually, it would be the 61st state, since what Obama actually said was that he had been campaigning in 57 states, he had one left to go, but that he was not going to be able to make it to Alaska or Hawaii (so obviously he meant to say 47). But anyway, that would make DC the 61st state then.


45 posted on 07/21/2014 5:13:07 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: lulu16

I am a big proponent of the Congress meeting every year for six weeks from July 15 through August 30th to pass a budget and do all the nations normal business. No Air Conditioning in any buildings. Especially any buildings that house Federal Employees of any department that excercises control over the citizenry.

The Congress should be housed in college style dorms, 1980 dorms not 2012 dorms. Two Congressmen in each 10’X8’ dorm room with bunk beds two desks and toilets and showers DOWN THE HALL. They can al eat in the Cafeteria. They will have a limit on amount they can spend.

The POTUS can have his own room, kind of like a Residence Advisor. But he would still have to use the gang showers and toilets. A favorite hang out for Barney Frank.

The SCOTUS could meet for a week. to handle any court cases. No judicial review of constitutionality. We have to rid ourselves of the first great power grab of Marbury VS Madison.

Ah yes, a more perfect union!


46 posted on 07/21/2014 5:15:48 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

He was never an adjunct professor, or any type of professor. He was an instructor. A part timer given a class in order to get a regular paycheck while trying to get elected to a political office. ANY political office. As that was his way of paying his bills and supplementing the family income by getting his wife more and more sack jobs for political pay offs.


47 posted on 07/21/2014 5:20:02 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: faithhopecharity
Don't think it crazy. Texas was originally supposed to be several states. It could easily be separated into four states and still have four large states in size and population
48 posted on 07/21/2014 5:22:48 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I’m “all for” Clown Prince nobama being arrested, tried and imprisoned...then exiled.


49 posted on 07/21/2014 5:22:56 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Jim from C-Town

i dont think it crazy at all... it is in history...

http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2009/july/the-five-states-of-texas


50 posted on 07/21/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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