Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by wildchild, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. "CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi."

    After 3 and a half years of Obama kissing muslim ass and we still get this.

    Let me be clear, Obama is an abject failure folks.
  2. gwb-trading


    'Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", '

  3. 377OHMS


  4. One time, the kids on the short bus threw water bottles at my truck. Some of them were a pretty good shot. I must have looked thirsty or sumpin.
  5. pspr


    Nuke 'em till they glow! We don't go for that kind of crap.

    Of course, had I been there, I would have thrown one at her, too. But, before she got in the car. :D
  6. Obama's an abject failure because some Muslim protesters threw stuff at Clinton?

    Could it be that SOME of them are still mad that we killed hundreds of thousands of Muslim citizens including women and children in Iraq?

    Nah, couldn't be that. The US has always been good to everyone in the Middle East. Never meddled in their affairs or propped up dictators that were good for us. We should expect the Muslims there to love us.

    Let me clear, this is the type of brain-dead thinking that is common to many on the right. I sometimes wonder how they get to the voting booths.
  7. Obama is an abject failure on many fronts. This is just one of them. Name one thing worth a damn that Obama has EVER done.
  8. OK

    He Returned The Executive Branch To Fiscal Responsibility After the Bush Debacle

    1. Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse.

    2. Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money.

    3. On his first full day, he froze White House salaries.

    4. He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending.

    5. He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems. To that end, he also signed the Democratic-sponsored Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, which attempted to put a stop to waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system.

    6. Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

    He Improved the Economy, Preventing a Bush Depression

    7. Pushed through and signed the Democratic-sponsored American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as “the stimulus package.” The bill passed, even though only three Republicans voted for it. In a major departure from the previous administration, he launched, a website that allows taxpayers to track spending from the Act.

    8. The Bush-led Great Recession was costing the economy nearly 800,000 jobs per month by the time President Obama took office. But by the end of his first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economyby 3.5%.

    9. Not only did he completed the massive TARP financial and banking rescue plan, he also leaned on the banks and others, and recovered virtually all of the bail-out money.

    10. He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan.

    11. Oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years.

    12. Along with Democrats, and almost no Republicans, implemented an auto industry rescue plan, and saved as many as 1 million jobs. Many are of the opinion that he saved the entire auto industry, and even the economy of the entire Midwest. This resulted in GM returning to its place as the top car company in the world. Willard Romney, on the other hand, advocated for the entire industry to go belly-up.

    13. Doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which is designed to improve manufacturing efficiency.

    14. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act giving the federal government more tools to investigate and prosecute fraud in every corner of the financial system, and create a bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to investigate the financial fraud that led to the economic meltdown.

    15. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive credit card practices.

    16. Increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect.

    17. Signed the Democratic-sponsored and passed Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, expanding on the Making Home Affordable Program to help millions of Americans avoid preventable foreclosures. The bill also provided $2.2 billion to help combat homelessness, and to stabilize the housing market.

    18. Through the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, he and Congressional Democrats provided tax credits to first-time home buyers, which helped the U.S. housing market recovery.

    19. Initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased lending to small businesses.

    20. Created, which allows for online collaboration between small businesses and experts re managing a business. (The program has since merged with

    21. Played a lead role in getting the G-20 Summit to commit to a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis.

    22. Took steps to improve minority access to capital.

    23. Created a $60 billion bank to fund infrastructure improvements such as roads and bridges.

    24. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, saved at least 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors that would have otherwise been lost.

    25. Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby cutting ties between energy companies and the government.

    26. Along with Congressional Democrats, provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession.

    27. Used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan.

    28. Crafted an Executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans.

    He Fostered Greater Transparency and Better Government, After the Excesses of the Bush Years

    29. Signed an order banning gifts from lobbyists to anyone in the Executive Branch.

    30. Signed an order banning anyone from working in an agency they had lobbied in previous years, and put strict limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House.

    31. Held the first-ever first online town hall from the White House, and took questions from the public.

    32. Became the first to stream every White House event, live.

    33. Established a central portal for Americans to find service opportunities.

    34. Provided the first voluntary disclosure of the White House Visitors Log in history.

    35. Crafted an Executive Order on Presidential Records, which restored the 30-day time frame for former presidents to review records, and eliminated the right for the vice president or family members of former presidents to do the reviews. Provides the public with greater access to historic White House documents, and severely curtails the ability to use executive privilege to shield them.

    36. Improved aspects of the Freedom of Information Act, and issued new guidelines to make FOIA more open and transparent when processing FOIA requests.

    Wall Street Reforms and Consumer Protection

    37. Ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money.

    38. Along with Congressional Democrats, pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression.

    39. Through Dodd-Frank legislation, created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    40. Through Dodd-Frank, the Executive Branch fashioned rules that reduce the influence of speculators in the oil market.

    41. Fashioned rules so that banks can no longer use YOUR money to invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their own customers' interests.

    42. Supported the concept of allowing stockholders to vote on executive compensation.

    43. Endorsed and supported the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 that would close offshore tax avoidance loopholes.

    44. Negotiated a deal with Swiss banks that now permits the US government to gain access to the records of criminals and tax evaders.

    45. Established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to protect consumers from financial sector excesses.

    46. Oversaw and then signed a Democratic bill constituting the most sweeping food safety legislation since the Great Depression.
  9. He Ushered Through Many Changes That Enhanced Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination

    47. Along with Congressional Democrats, advocated for and signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it a federal crime to assault anyone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.

    48. Pushed through, signed and demanded the Pentagon enact a repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that forced soldiers to lie in order to be eligible to fight for their country, and put our troops at risk by disqualifying many qualified soldiers from helping.

    49. Appointed Kareem Dale as the first ever Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy.

    50. Helped Democrats in Congress pass and signed the Civil Rights History Act.

    51. Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.

    52. Appointed more openly gay officials than anyone in history.

    53. Changed his mind and publicly expressed support for the right to enter into a same-sex marriage.

    54. Issued a Presidential Memorandum reaffirming the rights of gay couples to make medical decisions for each other.

    55. Wrote and signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies evaluate the effect of their policies and programs on women and families.

    56. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restored basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers. This was after the GOP blocked the bill in 2007. Only 5 Republican Senators voted for the bill.

    57. Expanded funding for the Violence Against Women Act.

    58. Under his guidance, National Labor Relations Board issued final rules that require all employers to prominently post employees' rights where all employees or prospective employees can see it, including websites and intranets, beginning November 2011.

    He Made Major Improvements in Foreign Relations and American Status Around the World

    59. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any previous president during his first six months in office.

    60. As he promised, he gave a speech at a major Islamic forum in Cairo early in his administration.

    61. Helped to restore America's reputation around the world as a global leader that does the "right thing" in world affairs, at least according to the rest of the world.

    62. Re-established and reinforced our partnership with NATO and other allies on strategic international issues.

    63. Closed a number of secret detention facilities.

    64. Improved relations with Middle East countries by appointing special envoys.

    65. Pushed for military to emphasize devlopment of foreign language skills.

    66. Offered $400 million to the people living in Gaza, called on both Israel and the Palestinians to stop inciting violence.

    67. Refused to give Israel the green light to attack Iran over their possible nuclear program, and thus avoid another war that Republicans wanted.

    68. Worked with Democratic Congress to make donations to Haiti tax deductible in 2009.

    69. Established a new U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

    70. Issued Executive Order blocking interference and helping to stabilize Somalia.

    71. Established new, more reasonable policies in our relations with Cuba, such as allowing Cuban-Americans to visit their families and send money to support them.

    72. Ordered the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It was Republicans (and, unfortunately, progressive Democrats) who prevented follow through.

    73. Ordered a review of our detention and interrogation policy, and prohibited the use of torture, or what Bush called "enhanced interrogation." He ordered interrogators to limit their actions to the Army Field manual.

    74. Ordered all secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere to be closed.

    75. Released the Bush torture memos.

    76. On his second day in office, he signed a detailed Executive Order that banned torture, reversed all Bush torture policies, and put the United States in compliance with the Geneva Convention.

    77. In response to the emerging "Arab Spring," he created a Rapid Response fund, to assist emerging democracies with foreign aid, debt relief, technical assistance and investment packages in order to show that the United States stands with them.

    78. Passed the Iran Sanctions Act, to prevent war, and to encourage Iran to give up their nuclear program.

    79. Ended the Iraq War.

    80. Authorized and oversaw a secret mission by SEAL Team Six to rescue two hostages held by Somali pirates.
  10. He Took a More Realistic Approach to “Defense”

    81. Created a comprehensive new strategy for dealing with the international nuclear threat.

    82. Authorized a $1.4 billion reduction in Star Wars program in 2010.

    83. Restarted nuclear nonproliferation talks and built up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols to where they had been before Bush.

    84. Signed and pushed through ratification a new SALT Treaty.

    85. Negotiated and signed a new START Treaty that will lst until at least 2021.

    86. Through the Defense Authorization Act, reversed the Bush Administration and committed to no permanent military bases in Iraq.

    87. Developed first comprehensive strategy with regard to Afghanistan and Pakistan designed to facilitate the defeat of al Qaeda and the withdrawal of most troops, as well as the rebuilding of Afghanistan.

    88. Returned our focus to Afghanistan, stabilized the country, and began the process of withdrawing our troops from the country.

    89. Negotiated a deal with Afghan govenment, to withdraw troops and military support, while assisting in rebuilding and modernizing of the country.

    90. Took steps to severely weaken al Qaeda and limited their ability to terrorize the world.

    91. Negotiated and signed a nuclear nonproliferation treaty with India.

    92. Took decisive action to use NATO to limit the slaughter of innocents in Libya, so that the Libyan people could topple a despotic government and determine their own fate.

    His Administration Treated Soldiers and Veterans with Respect That Was Missing Previously

    93. Along with Congressional Democrats, not only reauthorized families of fallen soldiers to be able to visit when the body arrives at Dover AFB, but also provided funding for it. Ended the media blackout on coverage of the return of fallen soldiers.

    94. Funded Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an extra $1.4 billion to improve veterans’ services.

    95. Provided active combat troops with better body armor.

    96. Created Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program for military personnel, in order to improve the quality of their medical care.

    97. Put an end to the Bush-era stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan beyond their enlistment date. (personal note: my son will be in harm’s way for six fewer months with Obama as president, so you know I love this one.)

    98. Along with Congressional Democrats, supported and signed Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which made more money available to enable better medical care for veterans.

    99. Along with Congressional Democrats, ushered through largest spending increase in 30 years for Department of Veterans Affairs, with money to go to improved medical facilities, and to assist states in acquiring or constructing state nursing homes and extended care facilities.

    100. Created the Green Vet Initiative, which provided special funding to the Labor Department to provide veterans with training in green jobs.

    101. Oversaw a $4.6 billion expansion of the Veterans Administration budget to pay for more mental health professionals.

    He Refocused the Federal Government on Education

    102. Repeatedly increased funding for student financial aid, and at the same time cut the banks completely out of the process.

    103. Reformed student loan program, to make it possible for students to refinance at a lower rate.

    104. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , invested heavily in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.

    105. Oversaw major expansion of broadband availability in K-12 schools nationwide ,

    106. Oversaw major expansion in school construction.

    107. Also through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he put $5 billion into early education, including Head Start.

    108. Signed the Democratic-sponsored Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as GI Bill 2.0

    109. Oversaw expansion of the Pell Grants program, to expand opportunity for low income students to go to college.

    110. Along with Democratic Congress, passed and signed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provided an extra $12.2 billion in funds.

    He Pushed Through Improvements in National Safety and Security

    111. Restored federal agencies such as FEMA to the point that they have been able to manage a huge number of natural disasters successfully.

    112. Authorized Navy SEALS to successfully secure the release of a US captain held by Somali pirates and increased patrols off the Somali coast.

    113. Has repeatedly beefed up border security

    114. Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden.
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