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January 17, 2014

Dear Editor, I want to thank all of you folks who voted for Mr. Obam....

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turley

Jan-17-14 1:51 PM

Barbara: You are speaking to the very blind, the very deaf, and the VERY VERY dumb. Dont try to reach the heart or mind of an obama supporter. They dont have any!....when their wallets are affected, its over for their little messiah...till then the sheeple will remain the pity that they are.

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Capitalist

Jan-17-14 3:20 PM

barb, Halliburton made tons of money in Iraq. NAFTA was finalized under Clinton, but Bush senior was the originator. I think there have been many terrorist attacks of our embassies over the years. Multinational corporations took our jobs to Communist China to save a dime. Yes as a Christian nation we should feed our poor, it is a shame the average Walmart employee receives medicare and snap , while the Waltons make Billions. Every time you buy a Communist Chinese you are part of the problem. Be American, buy American !

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Thoughtful

Jan-17-14 4:15 PM

2017 is just around the corner. Real hope is on the horizon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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oluhjnb

Jan-17-14 4:33 PM

Barbara paints her BS with a large brush.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-17-14 5:55 PM

This letter is a perfect example of what happens when you get your "news" from Fox and Limbaugh. The ignorance just overflows.

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Thoughtful

Jan-18-14 3:42 PM

If anyone can truly list ten positive actions by this administration. go for it...............

I am listening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ohiovalleygirl

Jan-18-14 3:50 PM

It's very refreshing to see that someone in the Ohio Valley sees King Obama for what he is. I feel sorry for those who have their blinders on while the Democrats continue to spend money we don't have. Democrats don't care as long as they get their hand-out.

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oluhjnb

Jan-18-14 4:52 PM

How about 10 for any republican President in this century. I'm listening.

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turley

Jan-19-14 7:00 AM

Barbara has written a letter that reflects the feelings of Americans who never trusted or supported obama, as well as those who did support him that now realize that they have been betrayed. Some of the comments reflect the old saying that you can fool some of the people all of the time. There are those fools whom he has bedazzled, but the numbers shrink every day.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-19-14 1:40 PM

People ask me all the time why we don't have a revolution in America, or at least a major wave of reform similar to that of the Progressive Era or the New Deal or the Great Society -- given that middle incomes are sinking, the ranks of the poor are swelling, and almost all the economic gains are going to the top. The answer is complex, but three reasons stand out: (1) The working class is paralyzed with fear it will lose the jobs and wages it already has, and its major vehicle for organizing itself -- labor unions -- have been decimated; (2) students (who have been in years past a force for social change) are laden with debt and face a lousy jobs market, and don't want to rock the boat; (cont.)

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-19-14 1:41 PM

(cont.) ...and (3) the American public has become so cynical about government (in large part due to Republican tactics) that many no longer believe reform is possible. Have I left anything out? Has the Right been so clever as to target unions, ensure high employment, pile on student debt, and seed cynicism precisely to prevent such a movement for fundamental reform? How will this end? - Robert Reich

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benlofton

Jan-19-14 9:52 PM

Thoughtful, 1) passed health care reform, that will cover 32 million uninsured Americans 2) Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, making it illegal to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform equal work 3)Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 4)saved US auto industry and it's hundreds of thousands of jobs 5)ended Iraq War 6)killed Bin Laden 7)reversed Bush torture policies 8)signed Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act 9)signed new GI Bill offering $78 Billion in tuition assistance 10) provided tax credits to encourage businesses to hire returning veterans

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Thoughtful

Jan-19-14 10:08 PM

wow , what a list.. How about the 50 mistakes ...

17 here we come so we can breathe again..............

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oluhjnb

Jan-20-14 7:01 AM

Turley, please give us a list of the 50 mistakes.

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BlueInc

Jan-20-14 8:07 AM

Kind of sums up why this administration has been a failure. As far as Obamacare, more have lost their AFFORDABLE health care than gained. I thought the Seals killed Bin laden? If he is responsible for that then he must be responsible for Bengazi.as far as the auto industry , i think we the taxpayers bailed them out. Where are the answers to barbs statements?

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promo61

Jan-20-14 8:47 AM

BEN: 1) passed health care reform, that will cover 32 million uninsured Americans Adding millions to an already broken system and subsequently causing the cancellation of millions of policies en-route to single-payer which he denied was the purpose of the law.

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promo61

Jan-20-14 8:47 AM

AND - by signing it only two days after it was passed by the House, he incurred criticism by newspapers, such as the St. Petersburg Times which mentioned his campaign promise to give the public five days of notice to comment on legislation before he signed it

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promo61

Jan-20-14 8:54 AM

BEN: TELL THE WHOLE STORY 2) Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, making it illegal to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform equal work=== The Act amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The new act states that the 180-day statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination resets with each new paycheck affected by that discriminatory action.

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promo61

Jan-20-14 9:00 AM

3)Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act====On July 12, 2012, the Competitive Enterprise Institute joined the State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, and the 60 Plus Association as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the constitutionality of provisions of Dodd-Frank. The lawsuit asks the court to invalidate the law arguing that it gives the federal government unprecedented, unchecked power. The lawsuit was amended on September 20, 2012, to include the states of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Michigan as plaintiffs. The states are asking the court to review the constitutionality of the Orderly Liquidation Authority established under Title II of Dodd-Frank.

In February 2013 Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that Kansas along with Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan, Montana, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia would join the lawsuit.

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promo61

Jan-20-14 9:02 AM

4)saved US auto industry and it's hundreds of thousands of jobs UMMM< that's revisionist history:===President George W. Bush stepped in Friday to keep America's auto industry afloat, announcing a $17.4 billion bailout for GM and Chrysler, with the terms of the loans requiring that the firms radically restructure and show they can become profitable soon.

"If we were to allow the free market to take its course now, it would almost certainly lead to disorderly bankruptcy," Bush said at the White House, in remarks carried live by the national broadcast networks. "In the midst of a financial crisis and a recession, allowing the U.S. auto industry to collapse is not a responsible course of action. The question is how we can best give it a chance to succeed."

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oluhjnb

Jan-20-14 9:04 AM

Thanks Ben, you just put the right wing in their proper place. Now when turley fails to provide us with 50 mistakes the right will be exposed for what they really stand for. We all know what that is.

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promo61

Jan-20-14 9:08 AM

5)ended Iraq War === The United States was on the verge of creating a permanent military presence in Iraq when the war ended.

That would have provided a base from which to strike al-Qaeda in its backyard and counter Iranian influence in the region, analysts say. Case in point: The United States still has 40,000 troops in Japan and 54,000 in Germany a half-century after World War II ended. U.S. commanders under Obama recommended keeping 20,000 troops in what was deemed a more volatile area of the world. Commanders said a robust troop presence would help Iraqi forces keep a lid on violence and allow the U.S. to keep tabs on al-Qaeda. Obama rejected the idea, Kagan said.

"The resurgence of al-Qaeda in Iraq that we're seeing is a direct result of the withdrawal of U.S. forces because Iraqi security forces don't have the high-end counterterrorism capabilities that U.S. forces had," he said.

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promo61

Jan-20-14 9:10 AM

6)killed Bin Laden ====== That statement is just pathetic and not worthy of a detailed response.

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promo61

Jan-20-14 9:16 AM

7)reversed Bush torture policies=====John Rizzo, a veteran lawyer for the CIA, says President Barack Obama's ending of some counterterrorism policies, including torture policies established after the 2001 terrorist attacks, was a "real slur" against the agency.

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promo61

Jan-20-14 9:17 AM

7)reversed Bush torture policies===="The Obama administration doubled down on the drone program, so their post-9/11 policy seems to be we don't want to catch a terrorist and interrogate them — and after all, that's how you find out about any possible new attacks — but we're going to kill them, he said.

"You can't get intelligence from a dead man. So, it's moral outrage all those years over aggressive questioning, all the while seemingly, until recently, not a peep from the media or the human-rights groups about killing them. I mean I just found that just dissonant."

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