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.Home-price index falls to lowest point since 2002

    • In this May 23, 2011 photo, a home is shown for sale in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Home prices have reached their lowest points since the housing bubble bur AP – In this May 23, 2011 photo, a home is shown for sale in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Home prices have reached …
WASHINGTON – An index of home prices in big metro areas has reached its lowest level since 2002, driven down by foreclosures, a glut of unsold homes and the reluctance or inability of many to buy.
Prices fell from February to March in 18 of the metro areas tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index. And prices in a dozen markets have reached their lowest points since the housing bubble burst in late 2006.
The nationwide index fell for the eighth straight month. Prices have now fallen further since the bubble burst than they did during the Great Depression. It took 19 years for the housing market to regain its losses after the Depression ended.
Prices rose last summer, fueled by a temporary federal home-buying tax credit. But they've plunged since then. This month's report marked a "double dip in home prices across much of the nation," said David Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poor's.
After adjusting for inflation, the home-price index has sunk to a level not seen since 1999.
Many economists think prices nationally will drop at least 5 percent more by year's end. They aren't likely to stop falling until the glut of foreclosures for sale is reduced, employers start hiring in greater force, banks ease lending rules and would-be buyers regain confidence that a home purchase is a wise investment.
"Folks are having so much difficulty in getting financing for a home," said Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo. "It may be early next year before prices hit bottom."
Another obstacle to a rebound in prices: A delay in processing foreclosures. Homes in foreclosure sell for, on average, 20 percent discounts. When they do, they pull prices down further. But many foreclosure sales have been delayed while federal regulators, state attorneys general and banks review how those foreclosures were carried out over the past two years.
Once those homes are eventually foreclosed upon, they will trigger a further price drop in many markets. Those declines are "etched in stone," said Patrick Newport, U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight.
The 12 cities now at their lowest levels in nearly four years are: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., and Tampa.
Minneapolis fared the worst in March; prices there fell 3.7 percent. They dropped 2.4 percent in Charlotte and Chicago and 2 percent in Detroit. But prices rose 0.1 percent in Seattle and 1.1 percent in Washington, D.C. The nation's capital is the only metro area in the index where prices have risen in the past year.
The Case-Shiller index measures sales of select homes in the 20 largest markets compared with January 2000. For each metro area it reviews, the index provides a three-month moving average price. By measuring sales prices of the same homes over time, the index seeks to pinpoint market values and conditions.
The housing sector is struggling even as the overall economy is in the midst of a steady but slow recovery.
That won't change soon. Roughly 92 percent of homeowners say it's a bad time to sell their home, according to the latest Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment.
But housing also affects the broader economy. Homes account for about a third of household wealth. So when prices fall, they have "important spillover effects on other sectors of the economy," said Yelena Shulyatyeva, an analyst at BNP Paribas. Those sectors include consumer spending and state and local property tax collections.
Some of the sharpest price declines have occurred in cities hit hardest by unemployment and foreclosures, such as Phoenix, Tampa and Las Vegas. They are flooded with homes sitting vacant, awaiting buyers. Many banks have agreed to allow homes at risk of foreclosure to be sold for less than what is owed on their mortgages. That trend has pulled down prices.
Coastal areas, such as San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Washington and Boston, have fared comparatively better in the past two years. They have been aided by healthy local economies and low unemployment, desirable city centers and limited space for new housing.
But the damage is now spreading to areas that had long escaped the worst of the crisis. They include Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Cleveland. Economists regard them as housing bellwethers — metro areas that are reliable indicators of where national prices are headed.
Denver and Dallas are on pace to hit post-housing bust lows in the next few months.
In the seven years before its peak in July 2006, the home-price index surged 155 percent. Since then, it's fallen 33 percent.


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  • beau
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    beau Tue Feb 22, 2011 01:33 pm PST Report Abuse
    Last month Real Estate TV Talking Heads said "Home prices have bottomed out. Buy now! Buy now!!!"
    Which is what they said the previous month, and the previous month, and the previous month. Since all these suckers have got a pony in the race, it might not be wise to believe those whose incomes depend upon a house sale.
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  • A Yahoo! User
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    A Yahoo! User Tue Mar 29, 2011 07:54 am PDT Report Abuse
    Oh, but they still tax you as if the house was still worth what you payed for it. How convenient.
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  • dennis
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    dennis Tue Feb 22, 2011 08:54 pm PST Report Abuse
    The banks would like you to believe prices are rebounding.
    Not a chance till people started working again.
    Try 3 to 5 years and then MAYBE.
    In the 50s and early 60s homes appreciated at 1 to 2% in many areas at best.
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  • Ron
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    Ron Tue Feb 22, 2011 02:42 pm PST Report Abuse
    Buy a house to live in. Enjoy it, decorate it, fix up the yard. Be proud of your home. It's a place to relax, take a shower, and eat. If you think along these lines and not about making money on your home, you'll be fine. A home is not a bank. It's a home.
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  • Mike
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    Mike Tue Mar 30, 2010 07:24 am PDT Report Abuse
    I just wonder how much of the good news for this market is by "speculators". As anybody might remember, both Las Vegas & Phoenix had bid up markets. Speculators drove the prices up only to unsustainable.

    Watch out California. Remember there is the shadow market (future short sales & foreclosures) the lenders have yet to place on the market because it would lower their yields on existing listings.

    One last point. Jobs fuel the economy. Is California gaining considerable new jobs enough to sustain this upward movement of prices?
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    Wed Feb 23, 2011 08:16 am PST Report Abuse
    I get so doggone confused!

    One day home sales are up and the next day they're down. I've even seen it where two contidictory articles were posted at the same time. It's almost like somebody is tampering with the data or something to give a false impression of recovery?

    Then the other day I saved a link where the NAR said the had seriously overcounted home sales. This would mean things were worse than they told us?

    So, in my confusion, I decide to go back to that link to figure it out. To my AMAZEMENT there was an entirely different article (under the same link) entitled "Existing home sales overcounting "minor": NAR". It literally reversed the information from before.

    I don't know who to trust any more.
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  • CMT
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    CMT Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:27 pm PST Report Abuse
    The government has been funding the hold back of already completed foreclosures from hitting the market. This artificially and temporarily keeps prices higher than they would be if all foreclosures hit the market causing an oversupply. The timing was kept to Feb. of this year to keep it from becoming an election issue. Also, there are a lot more foreclosures coming down the way because banks can't process them quickly enough now that some of them have been caught electronically processing them without manual review as required by law.

    Pricing is a perception of value. With an oversupply, prices will become lower again but most markets will reach a bottom as many properties just don' t have enough equity and banks or owners can't afford to sell short by more than a certain amount. We should see bottom soon as economically, house prices can't get lower. But hold on to your hats folks because houses will drop another 20 - 25% in many of these overspeculated markets.
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  • Paoli Pete
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    Paoli Pete Tue Mar 30, 2010 06:54 am PDT Report Abuse
    Rising median prices just means that fewer low price houses are being sold . . . not that property prices are rising overall. Data quick reports that higher end houses are capitulating to price pressure and foreclosures are creeping upmarket. That increase in median values is not a good sign.
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  • KT
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    KT Tue Feb 22, 2011 06:58 pm PST Report Abuse
    If any of you people believe anything these politicians say about their commitment to a strong U.S. economy then you haven't been paying attention to history.

    Here is a sobering bit of reality:

    • Currently, some 45 million Americans are living in poverty

    • Over 30 million people on food stamps; many are first-time-ever recipients

    • 8 million jobs lost since the recession began; many employed have experienced income reductions

    • Real unemployment at 16%; for minorities and teens it’s at 23%

    • A total of 9.2 million people are currently claiming unemployment benefits. Regular state programs provide to 42% of them; emergency and other types are also available.

    • Since 2008, state and local governments have been drastically curtailing/cutting services and programs, as well as laying off workers by the hundreds of thousands per year

    • Values of retirement portfolios eroded by 20% (especially 401Ks and mutual funds)

    • Since Dec. 2007, at least 3 million homes already lost due to foreclosures. RealtyTrac Inc. predicts some 1.2 million more owners will lose their homes in 2011

    • Many homes’ values dropped by 20%, or more in some areas

    • Our GDP is 75% driven by domestic consumer consumption

    • We have no substantial manufacturing base; our economy is 75% service-oriented

    • The U.S. national debt now exceeds 14 TRILLION dollars

    • The United States currently functions as Latin America’s de facto “welfare system”

    • Meanwhile, the federal government plans to make some 25 million unauthorized immigrants eligible for a mass amnesty program. (Already, the U.S. is unofficially a dual-language country.)

    • Oh yeah, the poor keep getting poorer; and the middle class is—slowly but surely—disappearing. But somehow, the rich just keep getting richer. (Go figure!)

    The US economy is currently running on life-support. The gap between the rich and the poor is increasing. The nation's overall standard of living is not simply eroding: it’s experiencing free-fall.

    America is being transformed into a contemporary version of a third-world nation. The precursor is a state of the economy where there is a tremendous surplus of cheap labor and many more people being dependent upon government aid. Also, it necessitates a inceased number of ignorant and compliant voters.

    The writing is on the wall: the federal government wants the citizenry to substantially lower its expectations as to what constitutes the "American Dream."

    It’s all about transferring vast amounts of wealth, primarily from the middle class to the ruling class. At the highest levels of power, in business and in politics, the very wealthy are truly united. In the final analysis, it’s not about liberals versus conservatives, democrats vs. republicans, the right vs. the left, or other artificial dichotomies. And, if you succumb to such classifications, then you fall victim to the divide-and-conquer strategy of power elite.

    Americans, wake up and take your heads out of the sand! Look at the patterns and connect the dots. Complete globalization and a one-world government are just around the corner. This is what the global elite mean by a New World Order; and it is all courtesy of them. (Thank you very much!)
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  • rockguy
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    rockguy Tue Feb 22, 2011 03:33 pm PST Report Abuse
    Gee, the Government and Wall Street have been telling how swell the economy is
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BARONE: Pro-Obama media always shocked by bad economic news...

Consumer confidence falls unexpectedly in May.Consumer Confidence Index drops unexpectedly to 6-month low in May; gas, job worries persist

, On Tuesday May 31, 2011, 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans are losing faith that the economy will keep improving, according to a monthly survey.
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index fell to a six-month low of 60.8 from a revised 66 in April, a sign of the toll that high gas prices, a choppy job outlook and a moribund housing market are taking on people's psyches. Economists had expected an increase to 67.
"Consumers are considerably more apprehensive about future business and labor market conditions as well as their income prospects," said Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center. She said fears of inflation that had eased in April picked up again in May.
The index, released Tuesday, is still far from the reading of 90 that indicates a healthy economy. It hasn't approached that level since the recession began in December 2007.
The results paint a different picture than earlier this year, when many hoped the economic recovery was gaining steam. In February, consumer confidence hit a three-year high. But since then, consumers have started paying more for food and gasoline and are seeing a "double dip" in the housing market.
Part of the problem in May was that the confidence survey's cutoff of May 18 did not give consumers enough time to react to falling gas prices, which peaked early in the month, IHS Global Insight Economist Chris Christopher said.
"We expect consumer confidence to pick up next month because those respondents will be able to show appreciation for falling gasoline prices," he added.
Still, gasoline isn't consumers' only worry, said Moody's Chief Economist John Lonski.
"Expectations of higher prices coupled with expectations of lower income makes for a more anxious consumer," he said. "The takeaway here is employment and income are not growing rapidly enough to sustain an extended stay by rapid inflation."
Economists monitor confidence because consumer spending, including big-ticket items such as housing and health care, accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity and is critical for a strong economy. A more troubled outlook raises the risk that people will pull back on spending.
Food makers have raised prices to offset sharply higher commodity costs, and that's putting pressure on household budgets, particularly for middle- to lower-income people. Retail gasoline prices peaked at a national average of about $3.98 on May 5, according to auto club AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service, but gas prices still remain stubbornly high. The consumer confidence survey ran from May 1-18.
Real estate also remains depressed. Home prices fell nationwide for the eighth straight month, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index released Tuesday. Home prices in major areas have reached their lowest level since the U.S. housing bubble burst in 2006, stymied by foreclosures, a surplus of unsold homes and a reluctance to buy into a falling market.
This month's report marked a "double dip in home prices across much of the nation," said David Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poor's.
And the job market remains sluggish. A Labor Department report last week said more people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first increase in three weeks.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 424,000. That's above the 375,000 level consistent with sustainable job growth. They peaked at 659,000 during the recession.
Consumers' opinion about current conditions declined only slightly. Their expectations for the next six months fell more. The number of people expecting jobs to grow in the next six months declined, and the number of people expecting fewer jobs during the same period increased.
Elizabeth Castner, who just finished her freshman year at Brown University, said she managed to line up a paid research internship for the summer, but many of her classmates weren't so lucky and have struggled to find work.
"You spend a ton on this education that's supposed to get you really far," said Castner, 19 and a biochemistry major. "And when you get out, it's tough to find work, or work that you love doing."
AP Retail Writer Christina Rexrode contributed to this report from New York.


  • Lu
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    Lu 1 minute ago Report Abuse
    It is only "unexpected" to those who are brain dead or frantically trying to protect the Obama administration from the reality that its economic philosophy does NOT work, unless, of course, it WANTS the economy to fail to increase dependence on government and thus government control.
  • Trappedinwv
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    Trappedinwv 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    The only thing that I think is unexpected is how stupid these ivy league econ and journalist school graduates are.
  • sylvie
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    sylvie 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    lmao!!! unexpectedly? give the people a break! what do you guys want bailed out of now? lack of consumers that are able to buy your crap???
  • Phil
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    Phil 3 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Lock & Load Lets go to DC
  • Bobbala
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    Bobbala 3 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Communist Manifesto

    1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

    3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

    4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

    5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

    6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.

    7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

    8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

    9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

    10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.
  • indy
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    indy 5 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Who expects this crap? I have yet to read a economic perdiction telling me what they expect 30 days from now. I have learned to expect this same old song and dance from this administration and the AP.
  • Entertain_us
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    Entertain_us 6 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Keynesian economics was created ex-post facto to justify the creation of the Federal Reserve CORPORATION. And _expectedly_, they both rely on the same basic assumption: there will be infinite growth, i.e., growth will continue forever. Had they read Aesop's fables, they would have known that infinite growth leads to a large popping sound and everybody will be covered in toad-goo. Maybe they did know, but they and their progeny have lived well off the backs off everyone else for the last 100 years. But now, the assumption has shown itself to be false, and the entire economic model upon which their existence has been based is collapsing. So to buy themselves time to figure out what to do next, they will plunge the world into chaos: war, famine, riots, etc. Just what you think is right.
  • Manly HA
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    Manly HA 7 minutes ago Report Abuse
    The problem is not that things are getting worse. The problem is the media is losing control of the masses. Too @#$% many are starting to think for themselves.
    The media's lies and distortions have to get bigger and stronger to counteract the facts. I have faith that they will prevail. Americans are pretty easy to control.
  • Marv
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    Marv 7 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Well I for one am completely confident that the little guy is being screwed.
  • Ted Redford
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    Ted Redford 7 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Shocking facts the US Census Bureau:

    Social Security Income is going to be the primary source of retirement income for most Americans.

    Most Americans are going to have to work in retirement 30 hours/ week to supplement that income.

    Many will perhaps skip meals because there is little money left over after basic expenses.

    This is not fiction. It will be fact.
    Why? Because people are making a choice to live like this.
    People who work for the government are living off you, the average taxpayer.
    You pay for their retirement, their benefits, yet you can't even retire youself!

    Learn the real facts and get prepared!

    G○○gle the term CASHES' TEACHER and click the very first site. Go right to the STOCK page to see what the rich do not want you to know.

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Barack Obama's decision to play golf on Memorial Day was disrespectful and hardly presidential

Barack Obama has played golf 70 times (Photo: AFP)
Barack Obama has played golf 70 times (Photo: AFP)
Can you imagine David Cameron enjoying a round of golf on Remembrance Sunday? It would be inconceivable for the British Prime Minister to do so, and not just because of the usually dire weather at that time of the year. Above all, it would be viewed as an act of extremely bad taste on a day when the nation remembers and mourns her war dead. I can’t imagine the PM even considering it, and I’m sure his advisers would be horrified at the idea. And if the prime minister ever did play golf on such a sacrosanct day he would be given a massive drubbing by the British press, and it would never be repeated.
Contrast this with President Obama’s decision to play golf yesterday, Memorial Day, for the 70th time during his 28-month long presidency. For tens of millions of Americans, Memorial Day is a time for remembrance of the huge sacrifices made by servicemen and women on the battlefield. The president did pay his respects in the morning, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, but later in the day traveled to Fort Belvoir to play golf. The story has not been reported so far in a single US newspaper, but was made public by veteran White House correspondent Keith Koffler on his blog. Here’s Koffler’s report:
The business of memorializing our war dead done, President Obama headed out to the Fort Belvoir golf course today, finding his way onto the links for the ninth weekend in a row.
Obama earlier today laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and met with families of those killed in battle. But he emerged from the day’s solemnity to go golfing for the 12th time this year and the 70th time of his presidency.
The decision to golf on Memorial Day invites comparison with President George W. Bush, who gave up the game early in his presidency and said he did it out of respect for the families of those killed in Iraq.
Does it matter if the president chooses to play golf on Memorial Day, and for the second time in his presidency (he did so as well in 2009)? I think it does, and it displays extraordinarily bad judgment, not only by Obama himself but also by his advisers. His chief of staff for example should have firmly cautioned against it. President Obama is not just any American but Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. The United States is currently engaged in a major war in Afghanistan with over 100,000 troops on the ground, and more than 1,500 have already laid down their lives for their country.
The least the president can do on Memorial Day is spend the whole day with veterans and servicemen’s families while acknowledging their sacrifice. As Koffler points out above, President George W. Bush stopped playing golf out of respect for the families of Iraq War dead. This demonstrated not only good judgment but humility and respect for the men and women who keep America safe. It is little wonder that, as Gallup reveals in a new poll, US military personnel and veterans give Barack Obama lower marks for his job performance than members of the general public. The president’s actions smack of poor taste, as well a lack of empathy and support for the US military, hardly the kind of leadership the White House should be projecting at a time of war.
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Do you think he really cares about veterans?  I don't.  They are merely a distraction to his golf game.  This guy is one lame president.
I wish I could disagree, but I can't.
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Culturally he is not American.
Remember his formative years were spent in Indonesia.  Further his parents were not exactly hard core Americans.  Most of his life has been spent around people who were outside of the American mainstream.  Even his aids are not exactly mainstream.
This is why he gets things wrong so often.   I've always wondered about his going to Hawaii for Christmas.  Not exactly a Bing Crosby White Christmas image.   All the little things he gets wrong.  And how he seems like he doesn't fit in.
And how did you foolish country loving Conservatives honor the dead on Memorial Day?

I bet you were all drinking beer while barbequeing meat.

Bunch of hypocrites!!!!!
@ effed up good -- You're actually comparing the behavior of average citizens who may or may not have had a backyard barbecue ON THEIR DAY OFF FROM THE DAILY GRIND OF WORK -- you're actually comparing their day-off behavior to the President of the United States ostentatiously going off to play golf on the day of remembrance for our military's fallen?
Go back to Iran where you belong, grow a beard wear a towel
on your head and then tell the Grand PooBaa to Kiss your @$$
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The "smartest person in the room" bears a strange resemblance to a media-hyped, self-serving, pedantic, mis-prioritizing, buffoonish windbag hack who lacks even the basic rudiments of propriety.
And they've thorougly strapped themselves to him.

There's nothing they can do about it either except go down with the ship.

If they admit they were wrong - they have to admit they are a poor judge of character.

Sucks to be wrong and have to defend someone like Obama.

Especially when he just consistently does stupid stuff that you have to cover up or try to make up excuses.
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This president is a joke and an embarrassment to the country.  He has his head so far in the clouds he cannot relate to the average citizen.  He believes he is above the rest of us.  For all those who voted for change will you got it but just remember change is not always for the good.  Gas is double what it was when he took office, the cost of living keeps rising and the unemployment lines are longer and longer.  11/12 cannot come soon enough.
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Thank you for your thoughtful reporting.  I can't tell if the White House is just THAT clueless, or if they are giving the American public the finger.  Neither option is attractive.

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Dallas, Texas, USA
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Let's not pretend you were all spending the day in solemn remembrance of our lost soldiers.
The rest of us are not the POTUS!  What happened to the respect of the office?  He is so arrogant, he feels he can do anything he wants to.  The sad thing is it took a British newspaper to bring this story to light.   Had it been Bush or any  Republican President, it would have been on the front page.  Tell me there's no bias!
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I believe Mr obama is trying to secure a place in history as the man who took  America Down. I also believe he does nothing because this is his main goal. Everything this man has done, has been to  provoke patroits or cause some sort of dishonor to this country.Luckly we can still vote to save this great land from this muslim activist.  God Bless America.  may he give us a real Patriot Leader
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radiomankc -

I don't give a rats ass about Obama's skin color - don't forget that he is half-white as well as long as you are bringing up the race card.  What I do care about are his socialist policies which are destroying this country from the inside.  AS FAR AS SKIN COLOR - I'LL VOTE FOR HERMAN CAIN IN A SECOND!
" Americans, through their own intellectual laziness, white guilt,
youthful ignorance, and "soccer-mom" asinine non-logic, elected the
worst president of all time at a time when we've needed a great leader. " 
He was the only option available.   The other party was nominating one of those "asinine non-logic soccer moms" as vice president.
It took a Carter to get a Reagan, let’s hope history repeats itself in the next election.
That's just your opinion of McCain.  And your rabid dislike of Palin.

I'd vote for a veteran war hero any day before someone who calls flag pins "jingoistic patriotism."

Right there was a big clue.  An even bigger clue was Obama's idiocy in blaming Georgia when Russia invaded Georgia.

Right then and there was a real big red flag that Obama doesn't have his priorities correct, nor understands the fundamental difference between right and wrong.
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If I thought I wouldn't vote from him in 2012, I now know I will not under any circumstances. He is disrespectul, arrogant and I am certain prejudiced. His Progressive leanings are destroying anything good about America. Soon we will be like any other country with no order or law, just rampaging in the streets and doing exactly as each one pleases. He is a total fraud and a waste of a vote.
All this talk about how Patriotic Bush was.  He's the one who attacked Iraq as a family affair and he should go to the airport daily, filled with apologies for men returning...he has plenty of American blood on his hands. He's one of the brightest presidents in recent decades.  And stays above the fray.  Golf.  OMG!  How blasphemous!
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You knew it was coming. . . . .no rebuttal for the behaviro of Obama. . . . .so. . . out comes the "race" card and you're all racists.

It must really suck trying to support someone like Obama in the face of overwhelming disapproval.

Rather than call people names - which btw - no longer works.  . . you should try looking at Obama for what he really is.

A failed idiot in the office - who has no friends in the international world - the enemies no longer fear him - is losing support hand over fist at home. . . .and the only places that love him are Europe.

That's not our fault pal. . . . .that's Obama's fault.

Guess when you throw enough people under the bus, eventually, there's enough people to lift the bus up and throw it back on top of you.

Sanctimonious preening peacock, Obama.
I went golfing with some veterans yesterday.  I"ll be sure and call them all up today and tell them they're losers who didn't honor their fallen comrades in a 'proper' way.
perhaps obama should have considered golfing with some vets....

that might have looked better.
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Your remark is silly. He is the President, not a golfing veteran. Different respects apply.
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He can't stand staying in the White House...period!
would you not flee hilarity and mooshell at every chance?