Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1618760 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815044 Dec 2, 2012
Failing Negotiation 101: How Republicans Are Losing the Fiscal Cliff Battle

As President Barack Obama begins his campaign for tax hikes, Republicans are losing the political battle over the “fiscal cliff”--but not because Obama won re-election. Rather, they are losing for three reasons that have little to do with the election: first, they have no good alternative to negotiating; second, they have accepted Democrats’ frame for the debate; and third, they have failed to mount a broader media and cultural strategy.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...

"broader media and cultural strategy"

FOX is not the answer.
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#815045 Dec 2, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>NO. FEMA provides emergency food and shelter. They cannot force electric companies to work faster.
Here is the mandate of FEMA:
While on-the-ground support of disaster recovery efforts is a major part of FEMA's charter, the agency provides state and local governments with experts in specialized fields and funding for rebuilding efforts and relief funds for infrastructure by directing individuals to access low interest loans, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration. In addition to this, FEMA provides funds for training of response personnel throughout the United States and its territories as part of the agency's preparedness effort.
.
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Like I said. FEMA doesn't set power poles.
From the FEMA website:
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
What the f'k does that mean? Typical bureaucrat governmentspeak.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#815046 Dec 2, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure a few months in re-education camp is going to help you with all this hate.
You apparently don't know hate when you see it. Read a few of the posts on your side of the fence.

It's not my fault Obama acts like he was crowned king of the progressives instead of the leader of all the people.

Neither am I the only one perplexed by his 2008 budget that was rejected by Democrats in 2008 and that he recycled again in 2012.
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#815047 Dec 2, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Republicans Have Already Lost Fight on Fiscal Cliff
Obama will never fall on his sword, because he doesn't even have to bring a weapon to this fight.
Meanwhile, as the GOP plots an honorable out, the president is crushing them on the broader political and ideological front. It is the president who lays out the populist parameters of this debate (rich vs. the rest) and the Republicans who are unable to muster a cogent retort or a single enticing reform-minded agenda. Instead, the GOP has cooked up a political strategy that repetitively calls out the president for his lack of "leadership" in hopes of pressuring the White House. Good luck with that!
http://reason.com/archives/2012/11/15/republi...
Obama is a bitter racist. Right up there with Rev. Al, Quanell X and the Jackson clan of nutjobs.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#815048 Dec 2, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Republicans Have Already Lost Fight on Fiscal Cliff
Obama will never fall on his sword, because he doesn't even have to bring a weapon to this fight.
Meanwhile, as the GOP plots an honorable out, the president is crushing them on the broader political and ideological front. It is the president who lays out the populist parameters of this debate (rich vs. the rest) and the Republicans who are unable to muster a cogent retort or a single enticing reform-minded agenda. Instead, the GOP has cooked up a political strategy that repetitively calls out the president for his lack of "leadership" in hopes of pressuring the White House. Good luck with that!
http://reason.com/archives/2012/11/15/republi...
He proposed the same spending budget that was rejected by his own Democrats in 2008.

Why wouldn't the GOP reject it this time too?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815049 Dec 2, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text> Obama is a bitter racist. Right up there with Rev. Al, Quanell X and the Jackson clan of nutjobs.
so what do conservatives nowadays say about those who complain about so called racism?

they call them racists.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#815052 Dec 2, 2012
Republicans couldn't have been any more clear they were ready to sit down and compromise.

Obama sent Geithner to deliver his decree - I mean, plan - and then took off again somewhere.

Point to any president in history who, in a time of crisis, didn't sit down with the opposition to negotiate a deal that would be acceptable to both sides.

You won't find one. This is the only one. He always has more important things to do.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815053 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
He proposed the same spending budget that was rejected by his own Democrats in 2008.
Why wouldn't the GOP reject it this time too?
let them reject it. they're screwed no matter what.

the reject, they get called out for obstructionism. they accept, they get called out for being turncoats.

or have you forgotten the day one GOP agenda? and how about the Tea Party and it's castigation of those who don't walk the imaginary line?

bummer.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#815054 Dec 2, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You need to talk to one of your own idiots son.
He doesn't believe we sell loans to China!
That the best you have, Yeahoo? You better start paying, you're proximity to Red China is closer than mine. Whose Administration added more to the debt than any of the previous Administrations? Why that would be the Barack Hussein Obama Administration?? Even Terrible Timmy Geithner couldn't stop these spend thrifts? He's on Fox right now, making excuses?? He even lies with a straight face??
carol

Oviedo, FL

#815055 Dec 2, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
he doesn't have to worry about what republicans want.
Of course, it would presumably be better for Obama’s legacy if the economy were to improve during his second term. But he managed to get re-elected once despite failing to turn around the economy. And he doesn’t have to stand for re-election again.
(And did I mention Republicans would be blamed for anything bad that happens?)
The fix is in. Democrats control the presidency, the senate, and the mainstream media. Elections have consequences; they hold the cards. Republicans control the House — just enough levers of power to allow them to be blamed for obstruction.
Republicans are so screwed.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/30/on-the-fisc...
the general consensus.
you FOXbots are so screwed.
He presented another laughable budget and expects the GOP to cave so he can blame them again if they don't.

Wake up. Obama is playing the worst kind of politics - the narcissistic/in-your-face kind.

The GOP are more than willing to compromise. Obama is just no where to be found.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#815056 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
Republicans couldn't have been any more clear they were ready to sit down and compromise.
Obama sent Geithner to deliver his decree - I mean, plan - and then took off again somewhere.
Point to any president in history who, in a time of crisis, didn't sit down with the opposition to negotiate a deal that would be acceptable to both sides.
You won't find one. This is the only one. He always has more important things to do.
We've known this was coming for a year. We know Republicans never budged off their demand for tax cuts for the wealthy. I mean, after all, f*ck the country, their Norquist pledge is more important.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#815057 Dec 2, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
let them reject it. they're screwed no matter what.
the reject, they get called out for obstructionism. they accept, they get called out for being turncoats.
or have you forgotten the day one GOP agenda? and how about the Tea Party and it's castigation of those who don't walk the imaginary line?
bummer.
The Democrats rejected the same friggin' budget in 2008! Not one Democrat vote in the Senate supported it!

Are you always this thick-headed??
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815058 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
He presented another laughable budget and expects the GOP to cave so he can blame them again if they don't.
Wake up. Obama is playing the worst kind of politics - the narcissistic/in-your-face kind.
The GOP are more than willing to compromise. Obama is just no where to be found.
once again, you're being a hypocrite.

so when will the GOP signal that they're ready to negotiate in good faith?

like...never? oh but maybe you can show us all some examples of Republicans playing nice with Obama? actually saying they will concede something substantial to get what they want?

so when will we get any details on the counter offer? like...never? and let's not make the first offer on cutting entitlements.'We have to let Obama do that so no on will think it was our idea.' way too late for that as their reluctance signals.

i can assure all of you wingnuts....the deal will not be to your liking. not that majority will care. just check the unskewed polls, or just check the election results if you like.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#815059 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
He presented another laughable budget and expects the GOP to cave so he can blame them again if they don't.
Wake up. Obama is playing the worst kind of politics - the narcissistic/in-your-face kind.
The GOP are more than willing to compromise. Obama is just no where to be found.
Ain't it the truth? We're seeing now just how experienced this guy is running anything, Bet his wife doesn't let him touch the family checkbook??
PDUPONT

Westfield, MA

#815060 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
If they do that, they will become the scapegoats and labeled the party of "no".
They need to become the party of "you own it". It would paralyze a lot of democrats since many are seeking reelection, unlike Obama.
This gridlock hurts republicans more than democrats. They should say "since no one's listening to us, we're outta here" and make sure the American public knows which party is the only one playing this no-win game.
If the majority want what the democrats offer, let them have it. All of it. The republicans can say we didn't have a thing to do with it. They can offer the same solutions that were rejected.
It's going to have to get really bad before people realize their mistake. Blaming republicans are what democrats are counting on.
That's what they do.
Republicans can't be blamed if they tell Americans, "We went along with what the majority wanted...but maybe now you'll listen to us."
Sure stupid, it was a big mistake to reject a plan where the wealthy get even wealthier on the backs of the middle class and the poor. A plan that cuts education, veterans benefits, infrastructure repair and maintenance , research and development , voucherizes Medicare putting the elderly at the tender mercies of private insurance and slashes Medicaid leaving the most vulnerable without healthcare.
Only a complete imbecile would consider the rejection of this nihilistic slash and burn policy a disaster.
Blaming Republicans is what Democrats do? Almost every day some right wing whack job you included blames the deficit on Democrats who took a slim control of Congress in 2007 without being able to come up with a single piece of legislation that caused that much damage and escaped Bush's veto pen.
When I place the blame on Bush as the majority of the American people do, I cite concrete examples.
You're a goddamned hypocrite Carol.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815061 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The Democrats rejected the same friggin' budget in 2008! Not one Democrat vote in the Senate supported it!
Are you always this thick-headed??
this is not 2008. going back just signals that you have nothing to go forward with.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815062 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
He presented another laughable budget and expects the GOP to cave so he can blame them again if they don't.
Wake up. Obama is playing the worst kind of politics - the narcissistic/in-your-face kind.
The GOP are more than willing to compromise. Obama is just no where to be found.
GOP's Anti-Obama Campaign Started Night Of Inauguration

According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio)-- who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.

For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama's legislative platform.

"If you act like you're the minority, you're going to stay in the minority," Draper quotes McCarthy as saying. "We've gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/robe...

and that should be the last word on Obama intransigence. i realize for you that it won't, but you're evidently heavily invested in a FOXbot fantasy world.

but maybe you'll surprise me and say that the GOP was wrong for doing that.
GOPidiotsx

United States

#815063 Dec 2, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong! She LIED under orders from the administration to help Obama conceal his incompetence. They thought the public would fall for it and forget about the incident, but even after Fox News reported the truth three days later, the administration continued the coverup and the lies. This is why Susan Rice should never be nominated for anything and Obama should be removed from office as soon as possible.
FOX News? The network that predicted a Romney landslide on election night based upon their polling? HAHAHAHA
carol

Oviedo, FL

#815064 Dec 2, 2012
Some on the left are suggesting that Obama adopt a strategy of confrontation and conquest. Reject the Grand Bargain approach. Take the country over the fiscal cliff and blame it on the Republicans.

Obama could probably triumph in pushing higher tax rates on the rich that wouldn’t even produce enough revenue to cover a tenth of the deficit.
But he’d sow such bitterness that it would be the last thing he’d pass for the rest of his term.

The person who wrote this, David Brooks, should have stopped there. It's all there is to say.

"...higher taxes wouldn't even produce enough revenue to cover a tenth of the deficit."
GOPidiotsx

United States

#815066 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Do winning presidents also say in their victory speeches they will be sitting down with the losing opponent in the weeks ahead to talk about how to move this country forward?
Thought Obama knew how to do that. He won. Why is he interested in Romney's input? He certainly isn't interested in any other republicans' input.
Yes. It's called being a gracious winner, as opposed to declaring a mandate and spending political capital.

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