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Obama: Time For Nation Building At Home !

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posted on May, 7 2012 @ 08:19 AM
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Obama: Time For Nation Building At Home
Breitbart


Obama made the statement in his weekly video address.
(see related link to White House)

He also had some things to say about Afghanistan and how we have Broken the Taliban’s momentum.
(despite a report by two Senators possibly to the contrary)

Then, he announces that after ten years+ of war, it's time to focus on nation building here at home !!

Well good Prez.
(By the way, WHO pays this time ?)

And as usual, there are some conflicting stories.



In his weekly video address, President Obama brags about the magnificent job he’s done in Afghanistan. “[T]he tide of war has turned in Afghanistan,” he says. “We have broken the Taliban’s momentum … The goal that I set – to defeat al Qaeda, and deny it a chance to rebuild – is within reach.” As it turns out, that’s not true – the US has been in direct talks with the Taliban; the goal of defeating al Qaeda was not Obama’s, but Bush’s; and most importantly, the Taliban, according to a Congressional report by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), has been strengthened over the past two years.




But all of this was lead-up for Obama’s big announcement:

“After more than a decade of war, it is time to focus on nation building here at home.”

What this means is anybody’s guess. We have already spent trillions of dollars in a Keynesian attempt to “nation build” here at home.



I thought all those Shovel Ready projects were old news already.
Not to mention that Obama himself admitted that they weren't so "shovel ready".
Did ANY shovel ready projects actually work at all ?



Related
WEEKLY ADDRESS: A New Chapter in Afghanistan

Congress' intelligence heads: Taliban stronger


Is Obama's credibility in Question ?




(YouTube Caption - Jun 13, 2011)

In January 2009, President Obama engaged in an all out effort pass the massive boondoggle of a so-called stimulus. The Obama Administration made two promises: 1st - the stimulus would prevent the jobless rate from going over 8%; 2nd -- the stimulus would be used on "shovel-ready projects." So what happened? National unemployment peaked at 10.1% in October 2009 and remained at 10% or more for three months. It now stands at 9.1%. And those "shovel-ready" projects? Obama joked today "shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected."



Oh Well .... Maybe we can just bury it in the deficit !




posted on May, 7 2012 @ 08:32 AM
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God help us. Everytime this administration works on the economy it gets worse. I was sort of hoping that it would just slip his mind and we could continue to take care of ourselves....



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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Obama has improved our economy so much already even the illegal immigrants are leaving. It wouldn't surprise me if Obama decides to build a border fence now to keep them from fleeing back to Mexico.

HURT: In this economy, U.S. needs border fence — to keep Mexicans in



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by jjkenobi
Obama has improved our economy so much already even the illegal immigrants are leaving. It wouldn't surprise me if Obama decides to build a border fence now to keep them from fleeing back to Mexico.

HURT: In this economy, U.S. needs border fence — to keep Mexicans in




Hey wait a minute ....

Jobs Jobs Jobs !!



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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He forgot to mention the nation building that he has planned for Central Africa... Which will come first?

Wow!!



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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wasn't this the event

where the seats were completely empty?



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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Did ANY shovel ready projects actually work at all ?


Well, *only* working to frustrate the heck out of the *working*/middle class who had to deal with these projects on their morning and evening commutes...

I have seen plenty of signage announcing "shovel ready project aka Obama does good," cones,barricades, roads totally torn up, etc., but no workers in sight?????, WTH?!






edit on 7-5-2012 by BurningSpearess because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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As hes doing this.........



(Newsroom America) -- The U.S. has been secretly releasing captured Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, in a bid to strengthen its negotiating position with the insurgent group as the Obama administration seeks to reduce the American military presence there in the coming months.



The Washington Post reported Monday that the "strategic release" program of high-level Taliban detainees is aimed at giving the U.S. a stronger bargaining chip in parts of Afghanistan where U.S. and international forces are having trouble controlling the security environment.


Report: U.S. Secretly Releasing Taliban Fighters in Afghanistan

This man is doesnt know how to build,anywhere. Sorry.



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:29 PM
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This man is doesnt know how to build,anywhere. Sorry.


He can start by building himself a new career. I think his days in politics are coming to an end. I will believe it once all the troops come home NOW...



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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The questions should be;
"What kind of nation is Obama building?"
"Do I want to be a part of this nation?"
"What is the foundation to this new nation?"



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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"What kind of nation is Obama building?"

Hey nation building usually involves dropping bombs and boots on the ground and winning the hearts and minds of the population with bribes and psyops.

And spending cash we don't have.

That's thinkin with your noggin O.
edit on 7-5-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer
The questions should be;
"What kind of nation is Obama building?"
"Do I want to be a part of this nation?"
"What is the foundation to this new nation?"


Good question.

Back in his 2009 inaugural address


In a bold and at times sombre 18-minute inaugural speech, Mr Obama pledged to rally Americans to a "new era of responsibility", lamenting a profound "sapping of confidence across our land – a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sight".



"Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America."


www.telegraph.co.uk...

It's all part of the "Obama Doctrine"


Throughout his tenure, Obama has laid out in public statements the tenets of a doctrine that purports to remake America simply as one nation among many, with no singular claim either to responsibility or exceptionalism. These tenets are: (1) America will ratify more treaties and turn to international organizations more often to deal with global crises and security concerns, often before turning to our traditional friends and allies; (2) America will emphasize diplomacy and “soft power” instruments such as summits and foreign aid to promote its aims and downplay military might; (3) America will adopt a more modest attitude in state-to-state relations; and (4) America will play a more restrained role on the international stage. These tenets, however, will make America and the world far more insecure.



The tenets of the Obama Doctrine will have both intended and unintended consequences: They will make America less exceptional and put us on the road to decline, and they will make us less secure as other countries feel emboldened to threaten us and hold our policies hostage. The alternative is not to become the world’s bully, but rather to reassert American leadership in defense of U.S. vital national interests and liberty around the world.

www.candidatebriefing.com...

Nation Building? or Remaking America in a manner fit for the progressives pulling his strings. They are not proud of our Current Nation whatsoever!!.... Obama the wordsmith is just playing with his words again...



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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Here's a question for everyone.

What has the GOP done to help fix this nation and fix this economy?

What ha Ron Paul done?

Anyone? Anyone?

Oh that's right, they haven't done anything to help fix this economy, they have only worked to block ANYTHING this particular president and the left has tried to do to get this economy moving.



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by HauntWok
Here's a question for everyone.

What has the GOP done to help fix this nation and fix this economy?


Not alot. Granted. This is why te Tea Party came about. (Or came aboot, if you're Canadian)


What ha Ron Paul done?


Been in congress for 30 years.


Anyone? Anyone?


Bueller? Ferris Bueller?


Oh that's right, they haven't done anything to help fix this economy, they have only worked to block ANYTHING this particular president and the left has tried to do to get this economy moving.



You're right. Ultimately, it's up to us. WE THE PEOPLE have always had the power ourselves, but we've given up control to jack-wagons who thought they knew better.



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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Jesus, Xuenchen, you just made me pee my pants with this thread.

"Nation building at home," eh?

Sorry, Obama, that quote is only believable when it comes from a person with integrity, namely, the person you stole it from.....Dr. Ron Paul.
I suppose next you're gonna try to tell us you're a strict Constitionalist.

LMAO!

And, by the way, Mr. President, the next time you try to blow smoke up our a$$es about how the Taliban has lost power, make sure your media puppets haven't been reporting the exact opposite for the past couple of years.
X 1,000!!!!!



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
"What kind of nation is Obama building?"

Hey nation building usually involves dropping bombs and boots on the ground and winning the hearts and minds of the population with bribes and psyops.

And spending cash we don't have.

That's thinkin with your noggin O.
edit on 7-5-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)




You, how dare you speak ill of the Master Orator!



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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What Bullsnip.....now it's time to focus on HIS nation? Now? Election year...of course...what a joke. F Him.



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Godwin's Law invoked in 3...2...1

Hitler wanted to "nation build at home", too.

Sorry. I had to.


/TOA



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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Block what?



Did the GOP impede progress for the first 2 1/2 years of a Dem held House and Senate??

Recently, certain items have been blocked for good reason. Back in October they blocked his Junk Jobs Package/veiled stimulus which was just more mindless and endless tax and spend proposals.

They also blocked more senseless and power grabbing EPA regulations and NRLB rules to fast track union elections....



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Not alot. Granted. This is why te Tea Party came about.


And they have accomplished what exactly?


Been in congress for 30 years.


Doing what to fix the economy?


You're right. Ultimately, it's up to us. WE THE PEOPLE have always had the power ourselves, but we've given up control to jack-wagons who thought they knew better.


Ok, then, what have the so called "job creators" done? Oh that's right, NOTHING, in fact they have done more to stagnate this economy than to actually fix it. Calling for tax breaks on top of even more tax breaks putting the carrot of job creation out there, and when we give into their demands they go on to something else and they don't create more jobs.




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