Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277193 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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Realtime

Oviedo, FL

#597657 Mar 19, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Saddam Hussein refused to permit adequate inspections. UN inspector Hans Blix was a clown. Fresh on the heels of 9/11, we could not afford to take a chance. Better to err on the side of caution.
Saddam Hussein declined numerous opportunities to avoid the invasion, resulting in losing his head. Too bad.
Two clowns colliding is always fun to watch eh?

So I've linked satellite technology a time or two and even linked some recent declassified shots of Iraq, Iran, wherever. That shyte is amazing, just last week there were shots of Iran, showing the cleaning up of a known/suspected nuke facility.

Why would Iran clean up a facility and why would the US release such photos?

Duh???

And why do the Iranian facilities look so sparse compared all the other nuke facilities around the globe? Maybe mini-nukes? Hah, ladyfingers.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597658 Mar 19, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That's right, so don't whine when the world hates Americans. If Bush killed Awlaki, you'd be cheering. Terrorism is a result of American interference in Muslim countries. Deal with it.
Terrorism is a result of our unconditional support of Israel over the "Palestinians". Also the sense of futility arabs feel when they realize they can't take America or Israel on directly. Then throw in some barbaric, centuries old, misogynist, out of date radical religion like Islam, the worst religion the world has ever seen.
John Galt

Houston, TX

#597659 Mar 19, 2012
Spocko wrote:
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You keep blowing that smoke out of your ass - the republicans, under Gdub, created the largest Gov't agency in the history of the world! The sad fact is: Republicans barrow and spend and Democrats tax and spent!
Bush is retired.

Obama failed and must go!

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#597660 Mar 19, 2012
dont snow me wrote:
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Federally mandated health care will put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work; add to the already numerous obstacles employers offering insurance plans face; increase the amount of uncompensated care in America; and, in the words of U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson, "invites unbridled exercise of federal police power."
That's a lot to risk during the worst economic climate this country has seen since the Great Depression. Health care reform doesn't have to come at the cost of our livelihoods, our small businesses, our economy or our individual rights.
The promises of President Obama and congressional Democrats who claim PPACA will stimulate our economy are false. Douglas Elmendorf, director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, testified before the U.S. House Budget Committee and laid out the real consequences of federally mandated health care.
According to the CBO, federally mandated health care will cost the economy 800,000 full-time jobs and impose $569.2 billion in tax increases, including taxes that will increase the cost of health care goods and services.
Read more: The wrong prescription - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_20031699...
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse
The CBO never said that. The CBO has said the law would have a "small" impact on employment, mainly by reducing the amount of labor Americans decide to supply. In other words, some workers will choose to work less, or retire earlier, because of the health care law. Their jobs wouldn't be killed.

CBO first explained its analysis in August 2010, saying the health care law would "reduce the amount of labor used in the economy by a small amount—roughly half a percent—primarily by reducing the amount of labor that workers choose to supply."

Republicans have repeatedly twisted the CBO's, and Elmendorf's, words on this point.

http://www.factcheck.org/2011/06/gop-new-hamp...

The healthcare sector is creating jobs at a pace not seen in four years and is responsible for nearly one in four new jobs in the overall economy so far in 2011, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show.

Through the first three quarters of 2011, healthcare created 258,000 jobs – nearly as many as the 263,400 healthcare jobs created in all of 2010. Healthcare is on a pace to create 344,000 new jobs by year’s end, a level of growth last seen in 2007, when the sector created 347,800 jobs, according to the BLS.

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/LED...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597661 Mar 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer would start with cutting the military budget, once you cut from there you've shown you can cut from anywhere. Of course Homer would rescind the tax cuts for the wealthy too.
There were no tax cuts, there's no such thing. But likely you're referring to the ones BO just voted to extend.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#597662 Mar 19, 2012
Facing accusations of name-calling by Republicans, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley said Sunday that he never called House Speaker William O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, a “baboon” at a dinner rally Friday night in Manchester.

“I called him a buffoon,” said Buckley.“I wouldn't want to insult baboons.”

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120319/N...
John Galt

Houston, TX

#597663 Mar 19, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Two clowns colliding is always fun to watch eh?
So I've linked satellite technology a time or two and even linked some recent declassified shots of Iraq, Iran, wherever. That shyte is amazing, just last week there were shots of Iran, showing the cleaning up of a known/suspected nuke facility.
Why would Iran clean up a facility and why would the US release such photos?
Duh???
And why do the Iranian facilities look so sparse compared all the other nuke facilities around the globe? Maybe mini-nukes? Hah, ladyfingers.
Maybe mostly underground or otherwise camoflaged.

Ever see photos of the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant in WWII. Looked like a housing subdivision.
carol

Windermere, FL

#597664 Mar 19, 2012
carol wrote:
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We have a system of checks and balances. Bush didn't mandate or take his executive power to a whole new level. He tried to persuade Congress - both parties - numerous times to do their job. They didn't.
But this explains why you have no problem with a kingly president.
But this explains why you have no problem with a king president mentality...

...sounds better.
John Galt

Houston, TX

#597665 Mar 19, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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The CBO never said that. The CBO has said the law would have a "small" impact on employment, mainly by reducing the amount of labor Americans decide to supply. In other words, some workers will choose to work less, or retire earlier, because of the health care law. Their jobs wouldn't be killed.
CBO first explained its analysis in August 2010, saying the health care law would "reduce the amount of labor used in the economy by a small amount—roughly half a percent—primarily by reducing the amount of labor that workers choose to supply."
Republicans have repeatedly twisted the CBO's, and Elmendorf's, words on this point.
http://www.factcheck.org/2011/06/gop-new-hamp...
The healthcare sector is creating jobs at a pace not seen in four years and is responsible for nearly one in four new jobs in the overall economy so far in 2011, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show.
Through the first three quarters of 2011, healthcare created 258,000 jobs – nearly as many as the 263,400 healthcare jobs created in all of 2010. Healthcare is on a pace to create 344,000 new jobs by year’s end, a level of growth last seen in 2007, when the sector created 347,800 jobs, according to the BLS.
http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/LED...
And you think programs that encourage people to drop out of the labor force are good?
John Galt

Houston, TX

#597666 Mar 19, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Through the first three quarters of 2011, healthcare created 258,000 jobs – nearly as many as the 263,400 healthcare jobs created in all of 2010. Healthcare is on a pace to create 344,000 new jobs by year’s end, a level of growth last seen in 2007, when the sector created 347,800 jobs, according to the BLS.
http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/LED...
More "healthcare" jobs mean higher "healthcare" costs, a step in the wrong direction.
Realtime

Oviedo, FL

#597667 Mar 19, 2012
Secret wrote:
Obama has failed. He has failed miserably as any kind of representative leadership in the white house. He has no respect for the constitution and no respect for the people that make this country great. The only people he wants to serve are the one's that contribute nothing to society...and he makes their situation worse by taking their responsibilities away from them and making those people our responsibility.
It's time to give someone else a shot at the position.
Who do you have in mind?

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#597668 Mar 19, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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I think they invented some kind of ray gun that they sprayed indiscriminately during the the 2008 GOP primaries. Though it might have been in 2006.
Sneaky buggers.
Yes those Men in Black are devious, they used it again once Obama was elected. Now there was no GFC, No Republican wars, No Katrina and no oil disasters. Obama had to fill in a hole of debt the size of Texas armed with a small shovel and a republican party that keeps taking it from him. Those memory wipers are more widely spread than we first thought.
fred

Milford, CT

#597669 Mar 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Ahh the Reagan years, that takes me back. Remember Reaganomics and trickle down? What an abject failure that was, all it did was create some of the wealthiest people this planet has ever seen all the while destroying the middle class.
President Reagan ignited a 20 year economic boom that promoted the investment needed for the economy to reinvent itself. The middle class enjoyed prosperity and national security.

The Kenyan lizard's communist coup, in comparison, is an abject failure.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597670 Mar 19, 2012
fred wrote:
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The Kenyan lizard sexed up the story to give the impression his drug addled hippie mother did not have health insurance.
In short the Kenyan lied about his past ...again. Remember when the lizard said his green card seeking Kenyan communist sperm donor met his hippie slut mother at the Selma march when they had been divorced two years already?
The Kenyan lizard is a psychopathetic liar.
Agreed. Every time he opens his yap, he lies, but in fairness that's pretty much a prerequisite to being a "progressive".
Realtime

Oviedo, FL

#597671 Mar 19, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Maybe mostly underground or otherwise camoflaged.
Ever see photos of the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant in WWII. Looked like a housing subdivision.
You're already known as a dope__don't push your luck OK?

Ever been to R.I.T? That's in Rochester NY by the way__do you know anything about satellite imaging? Anything at all?

How the fk is it that moderates and libtards know about that crap yet you RW loons deny that it exists?

There are no secrets__not even in N Korea__you are just making yourself look stupider with every post.
fred

Milford, CT

#597672 Mar 19, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Facing accusations of name-calling by Republicans, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley said Sunday that he never called House Speaker William O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, a “baboon” at a dinner rally Friday night in Manchester.
“I called him a buffoon,” said Buckley.“I wouldn't want to insult baboons.”
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120319/N...
ObamaCare who? America hates Obamacare.

White House will not mark two-year anniversary of Obamacare...

Talks about signature legislation 'on occasion'...

Backs away from Obamacare as economic plus...

REPORT: Health reform cuts wages $6,058...

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#597673 Mar 19, 2012
Check out this gem from Fox News' graphics department on gas taxes.

A "straight news" segment on Fox News..........

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201203160013

Note: Fox counts state taxes twice; the tax figures are actually wrong; and the percentage scale isn't even close to being accurate.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#597674 Mar 19, 2012
The politics of Wisconsin's sluggish job growth

Total Jobs. In Gov. Walker’s first 13 months (using December 2010 as the baseline), the state lost 8,500 non-farm jobs. That was worst among the 50 states. Only four other states experienced a net decrease in that time.

If you take the most recent 12 months -- January 2011 to January 2012 – the state lost 12,500 non-farm jobs, also worst in the nation, a fact Democrats have seized on.

Government jobs. Wisconsin shed 14,500 public-sector jobs during Walker’s first thirteen months. That was the fifth-biggest decrease among 50 states in terms of total jobs lost, and the second biggest decrease in percentage terms (3.5%) after Texas.

Private-sector jobs. In Walker’s first year in office (ending last December), Wisconsin had the 49th worst record for private-sector job growth, losing 9,700 jobs. But preliminary January numbers released last week were the best of any month so far of the Walker tenure: private-sector jobs rose by 15,700. That now puts the state in the positive column for net private job growth during the governor’s first 13 months, with 6,000 jobs added. Still, it’s a long way from the governor’s campaign promise of 250,000 new private-sector jobs during his first term. It also places the state 36th among the 50 states in private-sector job growth since Walker took office (using December 2010 as the baseline), well below Wisconsin’s closest midwestern neighbors.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/142860605....

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597675 Mar 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I thought his best work was with the Eagles, although some of his solo stuff is okay. The stories you posted are from last July, still trying to catch up? Let me give you the latest, Obama is set to be re-elected in the fall.
No president has ever been re elected with unemployment over 8%, why would Ostupida be any different?

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#597676 Mar 19, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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And you think programs that encourage people to drop out of the labor force are good?
Is that what I said? Lol....It's no wonder you guys get everything wrong. You can't even read a post on topix without twisting it up and/or misinterpreting it.

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