Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1703224 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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#695409 Jul 27, 2012
Amazed wrote:
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Plant life does not have kidneys.
It's the culture...

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#695410 Jul 27, 2012
Lily Boca Raton fl wrote:
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Another dope
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#695411 Jul 27, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
"By the end of U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney's first full day in London on Thursday, he had been the target of a verbal jab from the British prime minister and had been mocked by the city's mayor, who spoke before a cheering crowd." CSM
So this pathologically lying, possible felon is running from:
1. Bain
2. Massahusetts
He only has 3 legs on his little stool and now he is running from:
3. The Olympics
From now on whenever he talks about the Olympics people will remember how he arrogantly and childishly insulted his host nation and how the world thinks of SLC as the middle of nowheresville...it is.
God, from now on out Bishoprick Romney can talk only about his religion...ooops...not so much.
He could talk about the weather but he is probably not up on climate change...ooops...not so much.
Oh good, he can talk about his $77,000 tax deduction for his dressage horse.
Oh goody!
Yep that be OregonSUX, it's rare when one can find the complete idiot... with OregonSUX you get the entire moron and package4life...
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Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#695412 Jul 27, 2012
oops, make that: three months later in April 2011

(coffee starting to kick in now)

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#695413 Jul 27, 2012
This WH wants to collect weapons because of a BATMAN Crisis.

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Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#695414 Jul 27, 2012
"Obama repays donors in tax dollars"

By REINCE PRIEBUS

The Obama administration regularly congratulates itself for being the “most transparent administration ever.” The “most transparently political administration” would be more like it.

President Barack Obama, since taking officer, has showered his donors and allies with billions in federal dollars. A steady stream of grants and loans flows from the administration to Obama’s political cronies. And taxpayers foot the bill.

Energy investor Steve Westly is one such fundraiser who benefited royally. He bundled more than a half-million dollars for Obama’s 2008 campaign. Westly later won an appointment to the energy secretary’s advisory board. He chaired a board subcommittee on energy efficient building materials.

Conveniently, Westly’s investment firm invested heavily in firms that specialized in such products. Overall, Westly’s firms received more than $500 million from the Obama administration. That’s an awful lot of conflicts of interest for just one man.

Westly is not the only Obama fundraiser to be rewarded with plum appointments, insider access and taxpayer dollars. A 2011 investigation found that nearly 200 of Obama’s biggest political donors received jobs, advisory posts or federal contracts. The Washington Post reported earlier this year,“$3.9 billion in federal grants and financing flowed to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers.”

Crony capitalism is common practice in the Obama administration. Solyndra was backed by an Obama donor and fundraiser and then received a half-billion dollar taxpayer loan. The company went bankrupt, had to lay off 1,800 workers and shut its doors.

Obama treats taxpayer money as his personal piggy bank — using government checks as multimillion-dollar thank you notes to campaign donors. Taxpayers get nothing in return. Factories close. Jobs go overseas. The unemployment rate remains painfully high. Government debt stands at over $15.8 trillion.

Obama’s allies win. American workers lose.

Americans expect the president to do the people’s business, to put the country’s interests before personal interests. But when billions of dollars are squandered for the benefit of a privileged few, the president is certainly not fulfilling his duty.

In 2008, Obama promised voters to “fundamentally change the way Washington works.” Most voters thought this meant a more ethical, honest, transparent administration. In reality, that “change” meant bringing Chicago-style pay-for-play politics to the White House.

After Westly received his Energy Department appointment, his firm’s Website bragged that the company was “uniquely positioned to take advantage” of the billions in subsidies being offered by the Obama administration. Of course they were. They bought themselves a place in the Obama administration.

It paid off. Companies backed by Westly were successful in winning government grants and loans. Overall, 90 percent of companies applying for funding from two highly competitive stimulus-funded loan programs were rejected. Yet those programs awarded funding to not one, not two, but three Westly-backed ventures.

At a time when many Americans can barely make ends meet, and the federal government is spending far more than it takes in, such fiscal insanity is disastrous. It’s insulting and offensive to taxpayers.

Obama has expressed no hint of remorse for the way he has treated taxpayer dollars, or the debt he has left the next generation. If he wins a second term, we can expect more of the same — more crony capitalism.

Who knows what donors will be “uniquely positioned to take advantage” of taxpayers then.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/790...

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Chambersburg, PA

#695415 Jul 27, 2012
Grampy wrote:
"Obama repays donors in tax dollars"
By REINCE PRIEBUS
The Obama administration regularly congratulates itself for being the “most transparent administration ever.” The “most transparently political administration” would be more like it.
President Barack Obama, since taking officer, has showered his donors and allies with billions in federal dollars. A steady stream of grants and loans flows from the administration to Obama’s political cronies. And taxpayers foot the bill.
Energy investor Steve Westly is one such fundraiser who benefited royally. He bundled more than a half-million dollars for Obama’s 2008 campaign. Westly later won an appointment to the energy secretary’s advisory board. He chaired a board subcommittee on energy efficient building materials.
Conveniently, Westly’s investment firm invested heavily in firms that specialized in such products. Overall, Westly’s firms received moded with plum appointments, insider access and taxpayer dollars. A 2011 investigation found that nearly 200 of Obama’s biggest political donors received jobs, advisory posts or federal contracts. The Washington Post reported earlier this year,“$3.9 billion in federal grants and financing flowed to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers.”
Crony capitalism is common practice in the Obama administration. Solyndra was backed by an Obama donor and fundraiser and then received a half-billion dollar taxpayer loan. The company went bankrupt, had to lay off 1,800 workers and shut its doors.
Obama treats taxpayer money as his personal piggy bank — using government checks as multimillion-dollar thank you notes to campaign donors. Taxpayers get nothing in return. Factories close. Jobs go overseas. The unemployment rate remains painfully high. Government debt stands at over $15.8 trillion.
Obama’s allies win. American workers lose.
Americans expect the president to do the people’s business, to put the country’s interests before personal interests. But when billions of dollars are squandered for the benefit of a privileged few, the president is certainly not fulfilling his duty.
In 2008, Obama promised voters to “fundamentally change the way Washington works.” Most voters thought this meant a more ethical, honest, transparent administration. In reality, that “change” meant bringing Chicago-style pay-for-play politics to the White House.
After Westly received his Energy Department appointment, his firm’s Website bragged that the company was “uniquely positioned to take advantage” of the billions in subsidies being offered by the Obama administration. Of course they were. They bought themselves a place in the Obama administration.
It paid off. Companies backed by Westly were successful in winning government grants and loans. Overall, 90 percent of companies applying for funding from two highly competitive stimulus-funded loan programs were rejected. Yet those programs awarded funding to not one, not two, but three Westly-backed ventures.
At a time when many Americans can barely make ends meet, and the federal government is spending far more than it takes in, such fiscal insanity is disastrous. It’s insulting and offensive to taxpayers.
Obama has expressed no hint of remorse for the way he has treated taxpayer dollars, or the debt he has left the next generation. If he wins a second term, we can expect more of the same — more crony capitalism.
Who knows what donors will be “uniquely positioned to take advantage” of taxpayers then.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/790...
I get it.
Every loan to a company supported by Democrats is crony capitalism.
It couldn't possibly be those who invest in green energy support Obama because he ran on supported green energy. Nooooooooooooo.
Republicans get millions from the oil industry & they just blocked ending subsidies. I guess that's not crony capitalism, is it Gramps.

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Chambersburg, PA

#695416 Jul 27, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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The idea you think democrats will cut spending identifies you very well.
They have already voted for some spending cuts.

Obama put 4 trillion on the table & your team aid no.

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Chambersburg, PA

#695417 Jul 27, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Credits for health insurance have long been in existence-as have other credits.
This potus didn't invent anything.
A healthcare "credit" that can't be used because free market healthcare is largely UNaffordable for MANY working class types (INCLUDING ones just on payrolls)is, USELESS.
They'd be brow beaten to the ground by the current 2000 page bird cage and half rotten cart before broken back donkey billage of Robbinghoodie tacTICS.
Damn DUH A Vey. DUH.
Obama has anew tax credit for small businesses that offer health insurance to help them until the exchanges kick in.

Obamacare will enable small business & individual buyers to save big money on their health insurance through the exchanges.

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#695418 Jul 27, 2012
killtaker wrote:
Why has Pres Obama's DOJ failed to go after Corzine and MF GLobal?
$1.6B in client funds lost...
Wait....we know why they won't prosecute.
"Corzine’s MF Global Was Client of Eric Holder’s Law Firm"
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
Corzine is under investigation by the FBI Dumbass.

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Chambersburg, PA

#695419 Jul 27, 2012
killtaker wrote:
Way out in lefet field...
Just doing some reading on agriculture...
"Dairy farms are the least likely to be in areas affected by drought"
http://www.ers.usda.gov/newsroom/us-drought-2...
Why do they need govt subsidized crop insurance?
Feed prices will go up.

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#695420 Jul 27, 2012
glennm69 wrote:
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Fox News just happens to enjoy the highest viewership.
Is that because we are living in a center right country? No.
It is because intelligent thinking Americans realize what kind of disinformation all of those others are trying to sell the uninformed lemmings of the world.
If each news program were to be objectively graded by an independant team of professional editors, based on the who, what, where, why, and how criteria of accessing the information output of each and also grade them on actual factual content Fos News would pull away from the others like a ferrari leaving a turtle.
When I watch any other news program I can only take very small doses of it because 99.9999% of what the others have to say is total left wing BS.
At least Fox News examines newsworthy issues from both conservative and liberal sources. That is more that can be said for any of the others.
Like I said.

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#695421 Jul 27, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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If the Collectivist in Chief wins a second term, expect the same crap to occur at the federal level.
Ypu proved my point.

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#695422 Jul 27, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Feed prices will go up.
President Obama still has friends in the investment banking world. Chad Leat, managing director and chairman of Alternative Asset Group — Investment Banking Department at Citigroup Inc., is hosting a $10,000-a-plate dinner for Joe Biden on Aug. 24 at his home...

The Barnyard in Bridgehampton. Leat is described in Hamptons Cottages and Gardens as a “banker, dedicated equestrian and imaginative host,” with an “elegant, but hip” home.
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On the table for discussion will undoubtedly be the economy and jobs. Probably not up for discussion will be that in 2008 Citigroup got a $45 billion government bailout in two installments.
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Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/bank_on_biden...
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Michael Moore: "Wall Street Has Their Man And His Name Is Barack Obama"...
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#695423 Jul 27, 2012
I feel sorry for Mitt. When you earn the headline "Mitt the Twitt" in your"foreign policy" tour's first stop, it doesn't look good.

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#695424 Jul 27, 2012
JEB wrote:
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Romney made a fool of himself in London today.
No wonder tea party nuts are upset
That's just reality-in a real world, comprised of real (imperfect) people, NOT a make believe fairytale, of stepford, roboTIC, dog pack, bootlicking, partisian label lemming ignorant ones.

The T(axed) E(nough) A(lready drained dry) Party

Romney for some Reagonomics - of CAPPING, curbing, budgeting and balancing the damage done by too many fweeridertics of too much OUT and NOT enough back in, and AFFORDABLE (not fwee) healthcare options for everyone, not just some!!!!

The economy demands it again!

About at the 100 day countdown now aren't we.

Romney 2012
REAL economics experience!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to OUR geneRATIONAL, realistic reality!!!!!

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#695425 Jul 27, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Ypu proved my point.
Bobbleheads are stoopid?

"I agree"

(Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrr!)

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#695426 Jul 27, 2012
RealDave wrote:
I feel sorry for Mitt. When you earn the headline "Mitt the Twitt" in your"foreign policy" tour's first stop, it doesn't look good.
The ignorance just glares doesn't it.

Almost as much as referring to someone, who for many, they do not actualy even know them in person, as "mittens".

The Toxic plague like poison of ignorance, occupy toilet street ghetto/gutter curb level entitleMENTAL diseases and sociopathic ILLogical disorders.

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#695427 Jul 27, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Corzine is under investigation by the FBI Dumbass.
Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds? Two words "Eric Holder"...
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AND... Why the Department of Justice never charged, prosecuted, or jailed a single Wall Street executive after the biggest financial collapse in American history? Two words "Eric Holder"...
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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#695428 Jul 27, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Feed prices will go up.
Too bad. The card carrying snap members will just have to suck THAT up,and make do the rest of us on REAL world budgets.

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