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  50 years ago today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy the last genuine president of the United States was assassinated. Despite his flaws, he was doing the people's work, from the people's White House - and that  obviously didn't go down too well in élitist circles - it proved to be a terminal faux pas. There is no more proof that Lee Harvey Oswald murdered Kennedy than whether the tooth fairy, Big Foot or Elvis' alien brother in law from Arcturus did it. Oswald was never...
 There are liberals, and "liberals". It's the "liberals" who support ObamaCare - these are people who will vote democrat because family (etc) tradition dictates it, regardless of whether such a vote is in their interest. ObamaCare is no more liberal than a ménage a trois between Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter. Our allegedly "liberal" president could have promoted a healthcare program along the lines of other industrialized nations, and gotten the necessary...
More "Obama Historic": see link HERE:  *extracted* ...   Very good. (!) So the CEO of the US just admits that "killing people" is one of his skills. OK, if this is true, then he's admitted he's a psychopath, in his own words - but does that come as much of a surprise? For me, not at all. I guess that especially in the modern world, it takes that kind of mentality - a power addict who loves to (ab)use power - to be in a position of world's chief henchman. What other skills...
 If the only way for "lefties" to get news with a slant to the left of Mussolini is via the medium of comedy, then that demonstrates where the corporate media stands, ideologically. As regards the US mainstream media in the US goes, Noam Chomsky (love  him or hate him) said it best - and there is no disputing this: "The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum -...
Obama redefines cancer? No surprises there; redefinition is standard practice amongst rogue politicians. The previous administration were masters of it, covering a huge variety of topics, such as torture, contraception, spying laws, freedom, manufacturing jobs, civil rights, presidential power, carbon dioxide (!), democracy, privacy,  the Endangered Species Act, social service role of nonprofits...  the list goes on and on.   Obama, the ultimate faux liberal, is...
 
 And when that government - aka your "single source" is fully merged with, and controlled by big business and their army of corporate lobbyists - the "liberal" label starts to look kind of inappropriate. And considering that the Obama policy set, taken as a whole, is to the right of both Nixon and Reagan, perhaps the term "liberal" has been re-defined.
 Obama is a failure. However, it is impossible to gauge how presidents perform in the area of economics... it's a complex dynamical system and there are way too many variables and unknowns to be able to slap the blame and point the finger. For example, many people have credited the Clinton presidency as being responsible for the economic boom years of the 1990s - but it has been claimed that the (relative) economic successes of the 1990s were as a result of the policies...
 Perhaps one should go back to the originators of ObamaCare™ to launch criticisms - it was written up largely by lawyers from the Heritage Foundation, not exactly famous for liberal views (!). Heritage was also instrumental in creating RomneyCare in MA. The latter, btw, has worked fairly well, as noted by some, on account of it being a state, as opposed to federal, mandate. I wonder why Obama decided to go for a rightwing organization to put his "health care" program...
 How about the US arming both sides, as has been done many times in the past? This would allow our al Qaeda allies and Assad's military to kill each other off at a faster rate, and the corporate welfare queens in the defense (sic) sector could turn even larger profits on the taxpayer. 
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