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frankenduf

yeah the Vick data is accurate- he gets kicked out of football for fighting dogs, while belicheck gets caught cheating, which one would presume to be the highest offense against the integrity of the sport, and his punishment was...

Steve S.

At one time it was against the rules for coaches to watch the game AND communicate plays to the team. Maybe Belichick is at the forefront of a change in the NFL's rules...

AaronS

What? "the least bit competent as an elected official"?

You cannot possibly be anymore INCOMPETENT than our elected officials--and if you can't be worse, then you can only be equal or better than our officials.

Our Congress should be selected at random. We've proven that having the money and influence to obtain elected office means absolutely zilch in terms of the good it does our country. Maybe installing some small-town, commonsense, no-nonsense Mom or Pop will do more to straighten us out that a thousands p0liticians who live only to make the other party look bad.

So, yeah, give me Peyton Manning. Or Brees. Or Tebow. I'd go for anyone of them.

dave gershner

Proof is in the competence. Do you understand pubs make us less secure at home and abroad, that's the lesson of the gw bush reign of error, typical pub policy?

With Obama not only is DJIA up over 50% since gw bush left which is solid security and great creation of wealth,

but also check this greater security abroad under President Obama:

The Obama administration’s counterterrorism accomplishments are most apparent in what it has been able to dismantle, including CIA prisons and entire tiers of al-Qaeda’s leadership.

But what the administration has assembled, hidden from public view, may be equally consequential.

In the space of three years, the administration has built an extensive apparatus for using drones to carry out targeted killings of suspected terrorists and stealth surveillance of other adversaries.

The apparatus involves dozens of secret facilities, including two operational hubs on the East Coast, virtual Air Force­ ­cockpits in the Southwest and clandestine bases in at least six countries on two continents.

?The emergence of hunter-killer and surveillance drones as revolutionary new weapons in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in counterterrorism operations in places such as Pakistan and Yemen, has spawned a multibillion-dollar industry.

Other commanders in chief have presided over wars with far higher casualty counts.

But no president has ever relied so extensively on the secret killing of individuals to advance the nation’s security goals.
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With a year to go in President Obama’s first term, his administration can point to undeniable results:

Osama bin Laden is dead, the core al-Qaeda network is near defeat, and members of its regional affiliates scan the sky for metallic glints.

Those results, delivered with unprecedented precision from aircraft that put no American pilots at risk, may help explain why the drone campaign has never attracted as much scrutiny as the detention or interrogation programs of the George W. Bush era.

Although human rights advocates and others are increasingly critical of the drone program, the level of public debate remains muted.

Senior Democrats barely blink at the idea that a president from their party has assembled such a highly efficient machine for the targeted killing of suspected terrorists.

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Dan

Sorry, bro but Obama's foreign policy is a disaster.

If you are in favor of liberty or religious freedom or women's rights, you will notice that a black cloud that is a new dark ages has descended on every nation he has touched.

Egypt and Libya both are heading toward Sharia law, where if you decide to believe anything other than Islam, the penalty is death. If you are a woman, your rights are the same as those of a table or chair. Individual rights are worse in Iraq than before, no success there.

Libya is especially troubling because it is an own goal, where where carried the ball all the way down the field in the wrong direction. Would it have been too much to ask to say to the rebels, uh, who are you? They were in the most desperate situation before we dropped 10,000 bombs on Qwathaffy's (sp?) army and we just give them the use of all of our power, no questions asked. They called in airstrikes using our weaponry -- could we at least have found out if they believe in, you know, freedom? And not just freedom for tribal thugs to keep a bunch of wives as slaves?

If freedom is not your measure of the world getting better, here is another. I work at the US Patent Office and the patent output by these Islamist places is not merely low. It is exactly nil. My middle class town has higher patent output than these countries.

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dave gershner

Well, 'bro' if President Obama had done nothing but get bin laden, his foreign policy is Nobel prize winning great; remember bush tried and failed to get bin laden for 7 years.

You can't know where n. africa is headed, but the world knows Obama's foreign policy aided in getting rid of dictators. Their people are free now to choose what they will. Isn't American about freedom of choice and democracy, rather than dictatorship?

As far as iraq, it was a great mistake, but bush took us in; Obama got us out. Is it perfect? Of course not, perfection doesn't exist. American paid a very high price for bush's iraq and other mistakes.

Not only is Obama doing great compared to bush, but also that is already being recognized by the American people who have given more campaign dollars to the President than ALL OF THE pubs RUNNING for their party's nom, and they are all clowns.

Did you know the millionaires at romney's old firm bain capital have given twice as much money to Obama than to romney?

Google some stuff, 'bro', learn something, some facts; opinions don't go that far.

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Caleb b

I'll say it. White people dislike Vick bc he is/was a dog killing thug. I know someone who graduated high school with him and confirmed this has always been the case. His thug brother is a prime example. Vick might be rehabilitated now (I hope he is), but killing dogs is what he's infamous for....hence the low approval rating.

Why do black people overwhelmingly approve of Vick? I don't know, probably only bc he's successful and black.

The fact that there's such a wide difference in opinion is something that needs to be explored further.

Rob

What needs to be explored? Just as the religious right supports Republicans, African-Americans support high profile blacks. 70% thought OJ was innocent. 86% still have a favorable view of the President. Vick's biggest crime - dog fighting - is commonly seen as a sport among many in the black community, so it is no surprise that his participation in it would not sully their view of him.

Mark

Very interesting analysis, and right on the money! Peyton for President was featured in a popular log posted just today!:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/elisabethmeinecke/2012/03/12/peyton_for_president