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Obama's bad bet.

Do you see how this administration is funnelling stimulus money to state and local governments?

Does anyone on WatchBlog give a rat’s ass that Obama is using tax money to run his campaign?

I know he’s getting huge donation from his supporters, but is he spending his supporter’s money or is is he spending our tax money to run his campaign?

I knew the stimulus was a slush fund to finance Obama’s reelection campaign when it was passed! How could you miss that?

Posted by Weary Willie at May 18, 2012 3:53 AM
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I think that’s an apostr..auhh…

Never mind.

Posted by: Weary Willie at May 18, 2012 5:20 AM
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Obama has been campaigning for the past 3 1/2 years, and all on the taxpayer’s dollar.

Posted by: Billinflorida at May 18, 2012 5:18 PM
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Somebody call the people with the white coats and straight jackets. More crap from little willy and company.

Posted by: Jeff at May 18, 2012 6:44 PM
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WW, every president since the Corpocracy began has used tax dollars as ‘precursors’ for the campaign funding for the big election. Nothing new here.

What is new is the admin bringing suit against China thru the WTO for dumping solar panels on the US market. 31% import duty, retroactive for 90 days. The ‘new’ part relates to the ‘globalised economy’. Some are complaining that suing China flies in the face of globalism, would raise solar costs in the US, shrink the US market, hurts US workers who work for Chinese solar producers here in the US, hurts Chinese workers in the US working for Chinese or US companies selling Chinese solar products into the US market.

Others are complaining that the stimulus for green failed to some degree because of Chinese dumping, bankrupting several and putting US and foreign workers here in the US out of jobs. Most concern is the possibility of a large scale trade war.

Free trade is not necessarily fair trade, which is desirable to globalism, IMO.

What we really need is a 3rd party with a diff pol att …

And, note that ALEC, an action to stand up centrists for election in either party went silently into the night. I was going to vote for one of their candidates, Roemer of La. but he didn’t make the ballot as I am aware.

Otherwise - - -

Posted by: Roy Ellis at May 18, 2012 9:25 PM
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Posted by: KAP at May 18, 2012 10:14 PM
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Hey KAP, long time no see..

Posted by: Weary Willie at May 19, 2012 3:31 AM
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There is no more stimulus money. The program ended in 2010. More casual attacks made without serious research, Weary Willie?

As for the charges? Well, gee, every politician does something on the taxpayers dime to please them. Your charge is vague, and thus difficult to completely deny, but I’d say the politicians should do the jobs they were elected to do, and if they did, then we could call that a legitimate use of taxpayer dollars to get re-elected.

But to be clear, it’s sort of stupid to attack Obama for doing things to please or help voters because it might help him politically just because that might be the effect. There has to be a certain level of frivolity, corruption, or failure to make it a legitimate gripe, and though Obama’s record hasn’t been perfect, he’s done a lot that’s helped people.

But to close this comment off, let me comment on the way you’ve ridden on the back of my entry acrosse the way. When I made my entry, it was to respond to Mitt Romney’s characterization of what happened with JP Morgan Chase this past couple of weeks. I had a serious policy gripe.

This just seems like the usual vilification from those who just don’t like the other side’s candidate. What’s the actual bet? Romney’s bet is that Wall Street won’t screw up bad if we leave them alone, a bet many have lost over my lifetime as they invested in good faith in markets run by folks who often had a take-the-money-and-run attitude.

Maybe he hasn’t, but he’s one of the ones who’s been benefitting from the system all these years. So I’ve said, don’t take his bet.

What is this, the second post you’ve done in response to one of mine? If you keep this up, folks might think you’re just jealous of how well I make my points. ;-)

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at May 19, 2012 4:27 PM
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“Do you see how this administration is funneling stimulus money to state and local governments?”

I second what Stephen said. The stimulus money is gone. What are you referring to? And funneling? The 2nd biggest chunk of the stimulus after tax relief was for state and local governments.

“Does anyone on WatchBlog give a rat’s ass that Obama is using tax money to run his campaign?”

How so?

Posted by: Adam Ducker at May 20, 2012 12:41 AM
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Again with the baseless twaddle. The crying shame is that due to Republican intransigence we can’t “funnel” More money to the states.

Posted by: bills at May 20, 2012 8:06 AM
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I am going to post this on all three columns; since no one seems to be able to contact the manager of WB, I must believe Stephen Daugherty has taken it upon himself to block me from being able to read comments. After contacting other writers on WB (privatly), it appears I am not the first to be shut down by Daugherty. So I am to believe when Daugherty hears something he doesn’t like, he just screws up the system.

Posted by: Frank at May 20, 2012 2:35 PM
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Frank I’m having the same problem the f5 works It isn’t Stephen.

Posted by: KAP at May 20, 2012 8:48 PM
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You’re imagining things. No such functionality exists. If it did why would he use it anyway?

Posted by: Adam Ducker at May 20, 2012 10:08 PM
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I was looking for one of my comments and I could not find it. I searched high and low for it, and left and right for it, and I could not find it.
I jumped to a conclusion, just as Frank has, but I thought I would take it a step further just to see if I was mistaken.
It may be I failed to post the comment after laborously constructing it. It may be the comment was deleted. Who knows!, given the reported disrepair WB seems to experience these days!

This comment was addressed to Stephen Daugherty.
It contained the words: up-side-down

Does anyone remember this comment?

Posted by: Weary Willie at May 22, 2012 2:24 AM
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Will anyone remember this comment?

Posted by: Weary Willie at May 22, 2012 3:49 AM
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Weary Willie-
I can do stuff on the Democrats/Liberal side, but nowhere else. I can’t even see that part of the system (you wouldn’t see any spam comments if that were true, for I hate them like satan and crush them like cockroaches.)

They’re taking code that hasn’t really been changed too much since the middle of the Bush Administration, and are reworking it. Think of it as a renovation. A lot of crap won’t show up like it’s supposed to. Heck, my latest post didn’t show up on the main page until I complained.

When it comes to finding out reasons for why things are going wrong, I tend to favor not jumping to conclusions. Computers are complicated enough nowadays that all sorts of chaotic things are possible. That’s why I’m not a programmer. I hate sorting through the code trying to figure out what little BS error is making my program go juvenile delinquent on me.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at May 22, 2012 12:23 PM
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Writers can only modify comments on their own post generally, Willie. Stephen would not have the ability to delete your comment or restrict how comments are seen by you or by Frank. If your comment is missing or you don’t see any comments that is most likely some combination of MoveableType glitching and common user error.

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