Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1641313 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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RUSH10ME

Colonial Beach, VA

#1034065 Dec 3, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Devious dirtbags. Do any rightwingers have a decent bone in their entire body?
I do homer , but it is more fun in my wifes body .
Phil Shifley

Coffeyville, KS

#1034066 Dec 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Catholics Join The Dump Rush Movement With Petition Denouncing Limbaugh
"We are disturbed by Rush Limbaugh’s incendiary comments last Wednesday, November 27th about Pope Francis and are joining together with Catholics and other allies throughout the nation to support the Holy Father. To call the Francis a proponent of “pure marxism” is both mean spirited and naive. Francis’s critique of unrestrained capitalism is in line with the Church’s social teaching. His particular criticism of “trickle down economics” strengthens what Church authorities have said for decades: any economic system which deprives the poor of their dignity has no place within a just society.
Contrary to what Mr. Limbaugh suggests, the Catholic Church isn’t built on money, but on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ.
We call on Mr. Limbaugh to apologize and retract his remarks. We urge other Church organizations and leaders–both ordained and lay–to also condemn Mr. Limbaugh’s comments.
We proudly stand with Pope Francis as he provides prophetic leadership for the Catholic Church and the entire world."
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/12/02/cathol...
Seems rather pathetic for a liberal to actually use any religious leader to make their point or agree with their argument. You libs didn't even want God mentioned at your convention. Aren't most libs atheist anyway? Why do you care what the pope says?

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1034067 Dec 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumb ass Eed, Bush "adjusted" the number of people working & their wages when he fomented the recession.
Let's look in the Dictionary for Democrats....

fomented - v. past tense; to cave in to Democrat demands and allow results predicted by everyone to happen.

Did I get that right?

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1034068 Dec 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Since Barack Obama became president, the extremists who have taken over the Republican Party have escalated their demands every time he’s caved, using the entire government of the United States as their bargaining chit.
In 2010 he agreed to extend all of the Bush tax cuts through the end of 2012. Were they satisfied? Of course not.
In the summer of 2011, goaded by an influx of Tea Partiers, they demanded huge spending cuts in return for raising the debt ceiling. In response, the President offered an overly-generous $4 trillion “Grand Bargain,” including cuts in Social Security and Medicare and whopping cuts in domestic spending (bringing it to its lowest level as a share of gross domestic product in over half a century).
Were Republicans content? No. When they demanded more, Obama agreed to a Super Committee to find bigger cuts, and if the Super Committee failed, a “sequester” that would automatically and indiscriminately slice everything in the federal budget except Social Security and Medicare.
Not even Obama’s re-election put a damper on their increasing demands. By the end of 2012, they insisted that the Bush tax cuts be permanently extended or the nation would go over the “fiscal cliff.” Once again, Obama caved, agreeing to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for incomes up to $400,000.
Early this year, after the sequester went into effect, Republicans demanded even bigger spending cuts. Obama offered more cuts in Medicare and a “chained CPI” to reduce Social Security payments, in exchange for Republican concessions on taxes.
Refusing the offer, and seemingly delirious with their power to hold the nation hostage, they demanded that the Affordable Care Act be repealed as a condition for funding the government and again raising the debt ceiling.
This time, though, Obama didn’t cave — at least, not yet.
http://robertreich.org/post/63873198693
so you can see why the baggers in Congress were so pissed off when Obama finally said FU.
Extending the Bush tax cuts was passed overwhelmingly in the Senate - a Democrat majority Senate.

Raising taxes to pay for more government spending, more government waste and more government fraud never works.

It's up to the government to figure out how to manage itself and control its spending without more of a tax burden on hardworking Americans.

The key was cutting taxes and cutting spending. The Democrats can't seem to ever figure the two go hand-in-hand.

Republicans, too, need to find big solutions. We're in big trouble. Cutting spending by 2% is doing surgery on a paper cut.

Solutions like selling federal land, eliminating waste and fraud, and building a pipeline are big solutions.
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1034069 Dec 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so you're saying that the NYT didn't hype the Iraq war?
and maybe you folks should look at Texas after Bush left. it's much like his 8 years of screwing the whole country. but thanks to the Court deciding the first election, and vote fraud the second, we got the failed oil baron.
"failed oil baron," who knew those would now be considered the good old days with Obammy such a huge failure.

Obammy even makes Jimmy Carter look good.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1034070 Dec 3, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>pro bo•no or pro-bo•no (&#716;pro&#650; &#712;bo&#650; no&#650;)
adj.
done or donated without charge; free: pro bono legal services.
[1720–30; < Latin: for (the) good, rightly, morally]
Yeah, the attorney "was" pro bono until he learned about George's donation site in the most embarrassing way.

So he switched himself and his associate over to hours,$400 per for himself and $350 per for his sidekick and he also took possession of the donation site. The attorneys ripped Georgie a new one.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1034071 Dec 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Catholics Join The Dump Rush Movement With Petition Denouncing Limbaugh
"We are disturbed by Rush Limbaugh’s incendiary comments last Wednesday, November 27th about Pope Francis and are joining together with Catholics and other allies throughout the nation to support the Holy Father. To call the Francis a proponent of “pure marxism” is both mean spirited and naive. Francis’s critique of unrestrained capitalism is in line with the Church’s social teaching. His particular criticism of “trickle down economics” strengthens what Church authorities have said for decades: any economic system which deprives the poor of their dignity has no place within a just society.
Contrary to what Mr. Limbaugh suggests, the Catholic Church isn’t built on money, but on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ.
We call on Mr. Limbaugh to apologize and retract his remarks. We urge other Church organizations and leaders–both ordained and lay–to also condemn Mr. Limbaugh’s comments.
We proudly stand with Pope Francis as he provides prophetic leadership for the Catholic Church and the entire world."
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/12/02/cathol...
I have seen disgusted Catholics posting that the Pope isn't Catholic, he is a Jesuit.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1034072 Dec 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
And that explains why Obama closed the embassy in the Vatican and is pretending they don't exist.
Do you ever listen to yourself?
lol! Well son. You obviously don't think!
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1034073 Dec 3, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Long faces are justified when one hears the name Reagan:
FACT: After Reagan cut taxes for the wealthy, he raised taxes seven of the eight years he was in office and the tax increases were felt hardest by the lower and middle class.
FACT: When Reagan came into office the national debt was $900 billion, by the time he left the national debt had tripled to $2.8 trillion.
FACT: Ronald Reagan secretly sold arms and money to Iran.
FACT: Ronald Reagan spent billions of dollars funding the Islamist mujahidin Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan.
FACT: Ronald Reagan gave nearly 3 million undocumented workers.
amnesty. All the laws that would have cracked down on companies who hire undocumented workers were, of course, removed from the bill.
FACT: Ronald Reagan raided the Social Security Trust Fund and replaced it with glorified IOU's.
http://www.examiner.com/article/8-reasons-why...
Fact: Reagan won the Cold War so we can reduce military spending and nuclear stockpiles

Fact: Reagan freed the people of Eastern Europe

Fact: Reagan brought down the Berlin Wall

Fact: Reagan rescued us from the previous moronic Democrat president, Jimmy Carter who gave us spiraling inflation, gas rationing lines, high unemployment and mortgage interest rates of 20%

Fact: You are an imbecile

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1034074 Dec 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, the subsidized pretend oilfield engineer is STILL dragging around the always debunked CRA excuse.
Let's look into the Dictionary for Democrats again.

debunked - adj. describes a condition when the facts are obviously against Democrat denial party line rants.

“Often imitated”

Level 6

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1034075 Dec 3, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>You truly occupy your own little Fox Alternate reality dont you Scooter ?
Your Failed Idealogy is headed for the crap heap of history where it belongs fool.
The reason the Right has become the Party Of Losers is the American People have judged them unfit to lead and they know who 'Owns It' ass-clown!
Thats why Topix is your only venue to rage in pathetic Impotance at Obama.
For at least the next three years and very probably seven!
And not a thing you can do about it!
Republicans believe in the constitution where the states have the real power

"Since Obama first took office in 2008, Republicans have picked up a net nine governorships, bringing their total to 30 states, which hold nearly 184 million Americans. In 24 of those states, containing 157 million Americans, Republicans also control the legislatures. Democrats boast similar power in just 12 states, with a population of 100 million. Even Republicans’ unimpressive national showing last November didn’t reverse their state-level momentum"
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1034076 Dec 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
And that explains why Obama closed the embassy in the Vatican and is pretending they don't exist.
Do you ever listen to yourself?
don't you mean they moved the embassy?

“Often imitated”

Level 6

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1034077 Dec 3, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>Ah....You Tea Baggers REALLY do have a difficult time discerning reality from wishful thinking dont you?
when are you idiots going to realize calling us "baggers" makes you the "baggee"
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1034078 Dec 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's look in the Dictionary for Democrats....
fomented - v. past tense; to cave in to Democrat demands and allow results predicted by everyone to happen.
Did I get that right?
lol! You have a problem getting things right son!
LCNLin

United States

#1034079 Dec 3, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Extending the Bush tax cuts was passed overwhelmingly in the Senate - a Democrat majority Senate.
Raising taxes to pay for more government spending, more government waste and more government fraud never works.
It's up to the government to figure out how to manage itself and control its spending without more of a tax burden on hardworking Americans.
The key was cutting taxes and cutting spending. The Democrats can't seem to ever figure the two go hand-in-hand.
Republicans, too, need to find big solutions. We're in big trouble. Cutting spending by 2% is doing surgery on a paper cut.
Solutions like selling federal land, eliminating waste and fraud, and building a pipeline are big solutions.
Republican Depression 2008

" December 5, 2008 03:14 PM EST | AP

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush publicly acknowledged for the first time Friday that the U.S. economy is in a recession and worried aloud that Detroit's Big Three automakers may not all survive their mounting troubles.

Four days after the long-suspected existence of a recession was made official, Bush used the word himself.

"Our economy is in a recession," Bush said flatly, speaking to reporters on the South Lawn only hours after the release of a government report showing the biggest month of job losses in 34 years. "This is in large part because of severe problems in our housing, credit and financial markets, which have resulted in significant job losses."

While repeatedly listing the serious problems in the economy, the White House has refused to embrace the actual term until Monday, when a panel for the National Bureau of Economic Research said the recession began last December and is ongoing.

With automakers, particularly General Motors, in fear of bankruptcy, they are seeking from Washington a huge cash infusion of up to $34 billion, beyond an existing $25 billion loan program. Lawmakers are considering the idea, but there is uncertainty about the level of support on Capitol Hill for that plan.

Bush displayed skepticism about the wisdom of new aid to companies that still need to make "hard choices on all aspects of their business." So while urging lawmakers to act next week to help the battered industry, Bush urged a Congress controlled by opposition Democrats to follow his approach.

The president supports adjusting the $25 billion loan program, so that the money would be available more quickly and for more urgent needs than its original long-term purpose of helping to retool factories to produce more energy-efficient cars.

"I am concerned about the viability of the automobile companies," he told reporters on the South Lawn. "I am concerned about those who work for the automobile companies and their families. And likewise, I am concerned about taxpayer money being provided to these companies

"
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1034080 Dec 3, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Extending the Bush tax cuts was passed overwhelmingly in the Senate - a Democrat majority Senate.
Raising taxes to pay for more government spending, more government waste and more government fraud never works.
It's up to the government to figure out how to manage itself and control its spending without more of a tax burden on hardworking Americans.
The key was cutting taxes and cutting spending. The Democrats can't seem to ever figure the two go hand-in-hand.
Republicans, too, need to find big solutions. We're in big trouble. Cutting spending by 2% is doing surgery on a paper cut.
Solutions like selling federal land, eliminating waste and fraud, and building a pipeline are big solutions.
now if you only had proof that cutting taxes and spending at the same time actually works.

and no one wants a pipeline that won't even make any difference at our pump.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1034081 Dec 3, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Fact: Reagan won the Cold War so we can reduce military spending and nuclear stockpiles
Fact: Reagan freed the people of Eastern Europe
Fact: Reagan brought down the Berlin Wall
Fact: Reagan rescued us from the previous moronic Democrat president, Jimmy Carter who gave us spiraling inflation, gas rationing lines, high unemployment and mortgage interest rates of 20%
Fact: You are an imbecile
lol! I know son. you ruskies can reduce your military spending after Reagan outspent you!
LCNLin

United States

#1034082 Dec 3, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Trayvon is dead because he wore a hoodie in the commission of a crime just like perhaps 100's of thousands of Magic Negro sons do.
So what's your point again?
No specific on 2013 economic events.
Racism you may earn a C+
Economics seems not you thing.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1034083 Dec 3, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Fact: Reagan won the Cold War so we can reduce military spending and nuclear stockpiles
Fact: Reagan freed the people of Eastern Europe
Fact: Reagan brought down the Berlin Wall
Fact: Reagan rescued us from the previous moronic Democrat president, Jimmy Carter who gave us spiraling inflation, gas rationing lines, high unemployment and mortgage interest rates of 20%
Fact: You are an imbecile
lol! psst! but unlike you, he's still American son!
LCNLin

United States

#1034084 Dec 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's look into the Dictionary for Democrats again.
debunked - adj. describes a condition when the facts are obviously against Democrat denial party line rants.
Let's look into the Dictionary for.... stock marker crush under President Bush?

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