Comments on: Nicki Minaj Confirms Obama’s Doubt: Romney Endorsement Was Sarcasm http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:31:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: sean http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28510175 sean Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:28:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28510175 What's funny is the republicans were patting themselves on the back, not understanding sarcasm. Not surprising since it's been proven that conservatives are the less intelligent of the two parties. What’s funny is the republicans were patting themselves on the back, not understanding sarcasm. Not surprising since it’s been proven that conservatives are the less intelligent of the two parties.

]]>
By: M.O.E. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28509648 M.O.E. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:27:44 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28509648 Yeah right. We all know rap is real and it's what the singer really wants to say. No rapper should hide behind personas in order to get up the guts and say what it is they really want to say. Yeah right. We all know rap is real and it’s what the singer really wants to say. No rapper should hide behind personas in order to get up the guts and say what it is they really want to say.

]]>
By: Reality Check http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28508674 Reality Check Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:54:00 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28508674 According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, well over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. Many are enrolled in more than one. That is about a third of the entire population of the country. Sadly, that figure does not even include Social Security or Medicare. The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from about 17 million in 2000 to 31.9 million when Barack Obama took office to 46.4 million today. For example, the number of Americans on food stamps has grown from about 17 million in 2000 to 31.9 million when Barack Obama took office to 46.4 million today. Medicaid is also growing like crazy. The number of Americans on Medicaid grew from 34 million in 2000 to 54 million in 2011. Once upon a time, Medicaid was supposed to help the poorest of the poor get medical care. In fact, back in 1965 only about one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid. But now about one-sixth of the entire country is on Medicaid. According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, well over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. Many are enrolled in more than one. That is about a third of the entire population of the country. Sadly, that figure does not even include Social Security or Medicare.

The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from about 17 million in 2000 to 31.9 million when Barack Obama took office to 46.4 million today.

For example, the number of Americans on food stamps has grown from about 17 million in 2000 to 31.9 million when Barack Obama took office to 46.4 million today.

Medicaid is also growing like crazy.

The number of Americans on Medicaid grew from 34 million in 2000 to 54 million in 2011.

Once upon a time, Medicaid was supposed to help the poorest of the poor get medical care. In fact, back in 1965 only about one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid.

But now about one-sixth of the entire country is on Medicaid.

]]>
By: Dan http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28508658 Dan Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:49:45 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28508658 Tork, Wow, so Republicans are evil and hate the poor, and Democrats are good and want to make rainbows and flowers. OK, got it. Republicans know that hand outs and "social programs" only enslave the poor, and perpetuate a cycle of dependency. Unless people are able to raise themselves up, they will never be above basic subsistence levels. A strong economy leads to greater oportunity, and better living for everyone. Debt, high taxes, a weak economy, and an occasional block of cheese thrown to the poor leaves everyone in bad shape. Without the "evil" corporations, there would be no cheese, and there would be no social programs. Tork,
Wow, so Republicans are evil and hate the poor, and Democrats are good and want to make rainbows and flowers. OK, got it.
Republicans know that hand outs and “social programs” only enslave the poor, and perpetuate a cycle of dependency. Unless people are able to raise themselves up, they will never be above basic subsistence levels. A strong economy leads to greater oportunity, and better living for everyone. Debt, high taxes, a weak economy, and an occasional block of cheese thrown to the poor leaves everyone in bad shape. Without the “evil” corporations, there would be no cheese, and there would be no social programs.

]]>
By: Back2Bed http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28508302 Back2Bed Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:18:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28508302 vanessapenney, when did "not raising taxes" become a "tax cut", and what social programs are being cut. Quit drinking the cool-aid. When did you last see a "starving" poor or elderly person in the United States? Most of the so called "poor" are often overweight. Michelle Obama has even recognized this and has now started a "healthy eating program." What will be the next social program liberals want from the government, "Weight Watchers"? Now I see kids with 2-4 Obamaphones. Since each phone is limited to 250 minutes per month, multiple phones gives them "endless minutes." I don't mind social programs that work, but my kids don't have cell phones. vanessapenney, when did “not raising taxes” become a “tax cut”, and what social programs are being cut. Quit drinking the cool-aid. When did you last see a “starving” poor or elderly person in the United States? Most of the so called “poor” are often overweight. Michelle Obama has even recognized this and has now started a “healthy eating program.” What will be the next social program liberals want from the government, “Weight Watchers”? Now I see kids with 2-4 Obamaphones. Since each phone is limited to 250 minutes per month, multiple phones gives them “endless minutes.” I don’t mind social programs that work, but my kids don’t have cell phones.

]]>
By: Carl http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28508077 Carl Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:10:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28508077 Well, duh. Race first! What else is new? Well, duh. Race first! What else is new?

]]>
By: Stan http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28507970 Stan Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:39:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28507970 @Tork, there is more poverty now under Obama than any other US President in history. And it's increasing rapidly. The middle class has been decimated by Obama. Minorities may never recover from the economic damage inflicted on them by Obama. Anybody with half a brain would never consider that "better." Hope and Change! @Tork, there is more poverty now under Obama than any other US President in history. And it’s increasing rapidly. The middle class has been decimated by Obama. Minorities may never recover from the economic damage inflicted on them by Obama. Anybody with half a brain would never consider that “better.” Hope and Change!

]]>
By: tork http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28505786 tork Tue, 11 Sep 2012 02:24:50 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28505786 "There really is no one better then the other…just opposite opinions." Empathy, effort, and intelligent action on behalf of the poor is better than scorn, antagonism, and punitive reactions against the poor. One is better than the other. They cannot be boiled down to trivial differences of opinion. One side hates the poor, propagates hateful myths about their laziness and stupidity, and seeks to "inspire" them to attain wealth through the threat of harm. One side cares about the poor, seeks to uplift them, and strives to implement policies that attack the roots of poverty while providing educational paths to success. “There really is no one better then the other…just opposite opinions.”

Empathy, effort, and intelligent action on behalf of the poor is better than scorn, antagonism, and punitive reactions against the poor.

One is better than the other. They cannot be boiled down to trivial differences of opinion. One side hates the poor, propagates hateful myths about their laziness and stupidity, and seeks to “inspire” them to attain wealth through the threat of harm. One side cares about the poor, seeks to uplift them, and strives to implement policies that attack the roots of poverty while providing educational paths to success.

]]>
By: Rick McDaniel http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28504388 Rick McDaniel Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:38:23 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28504388 Who cares? Who cares?

]]>
By: acdc2012 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/did-rapper-nicki-minaj-back-romney-obama-not-sure/#comment-28504230 acdc2012 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:34:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=812630#comment-28504230 An endorsement from a high school graduated rapper ! Is it news ? Of course she is among 95% of Black people will vote for her brother but again, there is nothing wrong with it. There is a racism and a reversed racism among voters. It is what it is. An endorsement from a high school graduated rapper ! Is it news ? Of course she is among 95% of Black people will vote for her brother but again, there is nothing wrong with it. There is a racism and a reversed racism among voters. It is what it is.

]]>