Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277728 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

Deltona, FL

#817612 Dec 6, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the progressive approach in education that is failing our students.
You're just going to have to trust me on this one.
Pretty sure we already discussed my association with the Central Florida area public schools Carol. Trust you?__LMAO.
new yawk

United States

#817613 Dec 6, 2012
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>Carol is correct not only are Kids being taught in school thereÂ’s no winners or losers but Kids are now recognize for attendance not for achievement this is being done to promote self-esteem!!
Wrong, imbecile.

The 'no kids left behind' program, started by bush, makes federal funding contingent with attendance.
carol

Orlando, FL

#817614 Dec 6, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
Easily know more than you do about public schools.
Your generalizations are funny.
Stay on the soap box.
The progressive approach in education took hold and grew after the 1960s. Before the 1960s, the kind of problems we have in education today were virtually nonexistent.

It doesn't take a genius.
proud2bwhite

Lockport, IL

#817615 Dec 6, 2012
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> No, I voted for a MAN, yea a MAN (not a God though he looks more like it than the pictures of that whiteman that ya'll call jesus), but none the less a MAN that was best equipt to lead america into this new direction/era were heading into. Before the election I told everybody on topix that america was in transition. Barack Obama is just the 1st representation of that transition. America is the land of the free & through freedom breeds evolution. If your forefathers were futuristic enough to write the constitution, why they couldn't see that over time a nation of immigrants also breeds evolution (less white influence)? You keep blatantly skipping over the fact that the constitution was written by a bunch of slave owning racist in a time of slavery, so how can it not be biased in favor of the white race ? Obama speaks equality proven through his actions. This is why he's hell bent on taxing the rich whom ya'll call successful. I guess one would be successful in a 1 sided fight tilted towards the ancestors & leaders of the ugliest time in americas short history. If this nation will fall, it will be because of backdoor deals & greed of the elite (entitled white folk) that refuse to move out of the unequal times of the past. See bra, you cant just read history. You have to also have a grip on reality or you'll still be believing Christopher Columbus found America.
the sad part of your post is you're inabilty to see the evolution you seek will return us to the days of kings , where all are servants to the government.
carol

Orlando, FL

#817616 Dec 6, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are interested in politics and do not know how to lose you may need another hobby.
"the sky is falling" view of life is boring after about 100 times heard.
Move on with your life Carol
Politics affects both winners and losers. You could be on the losing side the next time - as in times past.

I'd rather stick around a little while to see what happens if it's alright with you.

Winning is the easy part. Keeping the country afloat is the real test.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#817617 Dec 6, 2012
Homer catching a ride off the fiscal cliff, I'm ready, let's go baby!-

http://cl.jroo.me/z3/X/7/B/d/a.aaa-Big-helmet...
carol

Orlando, FL

#817619 Dec 6, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Pretty sure we already discussed my association with the Central Florida area public schools Carol. Trust you?__LMAO.
When I was still in the classroom in the mid 1990s, the progressive agenda was very much alive and well.

The most liberal teachers were saying things like "if it involves common sense, you won't find it in the public school system" and "if you care, you won't last."

Even back then, the good teachers were leaving by the droves because of progressive politics tying their hands to teach effectively in the classroom.

The apathatic teachers and the ones who didn't care were the most happy because the unions kept giving them money to deal with it.
carol

Orlando, FL

#817623 Dec 6, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Pretty sure we already discussed my association with the Central Florida area public schools Carol. Trust you?__LMAO.
Are the students in the public schools with which you are "associated" doing better than the students in the rest of the country?

If not, your affiliation doesn't change the fact public schools are failing our students.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#817625 Dec 6, 2012
Some in GOP urge lawmakers to back tax hikes for changes in safety-net programs

A growing chorus of Republicans is urging House leaders to abandon their staunch opposition to higher tax rates for the wealthy with the aim of clearing the way for a broad deal that would also rein in the cost of federal health and retirement programs.

With less than a month before the “fiscal cliff” deadline, President Obama remains adamant about allowing tax rates to rise for the wealthiest 2 percent of taxpayers. Without such a deal, he is “absolutely” ready to go over the cliff, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said Wednesday on CNBC.

Many GOP centrists and some conservatives are calling on House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to concede on rates now, while he still has some leverage to demand something in return. Republicans are eager to win changes to fast-growing safety-net programs, such as raising the eligibility age for Medicare and applying a less-generous measure of inflation to Social Security benefits.

After Dec. 31, tax rates for most Americans, including the wealthy, are set to automatically rise, and this could cost Republicans a key bargaining chip in winning changes to entitlements.

“I and some others are advocating giving the president what he wants,” said Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R-Ohio). But he stressed that this must be part of a package that slows federal borrowing and reduces the debt by $4 trillion to $5 trillion.

“Quite frankly, some people in this 2 percent who call me, they’re more worried about the fiscal cliff than about the rates going up a couple points. That has bigger risk for them,” said LaTourette, a close Boehner ally who is retiring in January.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/boehne...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#817626 Dec 6, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
When I was still in the classroom in the mid 1990s, the progressive agenda was very much alive and well.
The most liberal teachers were saying things like "if it involves common sense, you won't find it in the public school system" and "if you care, you won't last."
Even back then, the good teachers were leaving by the droves because of progressive politics tying their hands to teach effectively in the classroom.
The apathatic teachers and the ones who didn't care were the most happy because the unions kept giving them money to deal with it.
You're a dumbazz on the subject Carol. Florida is a Republican controlled state, the Florida Department of ED has been headed by Republican appointees and the individual elected county school board members are "mostly" Republicans.

This state's public schools are still reeling from the Jeb Bush experience which is/was anything but progressive.

We've had these discussions previously Carol__I'm over wasting time trying to sort through your jibberish.
Nj raider 1

United States

#817627 Dec 6, 2012
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text>I'll stick with the "old white mens" platform that created the greatest nation on earth, you will countinue to support a socialistic tyranny that has failed every time it has been tried. Unlike you I have no need or want for a master to think for me or take care of me.
Nobody take care of me numbnuts! I take care of my household, children just like everybody else. Your the one on here trying yo play nostradamus like you can predict the future. Think about ask the obstruction from haters like you President Obama has been through & still stopped the recession. When america was on it's way to hell in a hand basket & the republicans had no answers, they were quiet as a mouse in church. Say back & watched a true leader lead. Now that superman has saved the day all I here from ya'll is nit picking & futuristic predictions that will never come true. You supposed to be a grown man. Act like it!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#817628 Dec 6, 2012
Jindal and the Balanced Budget Amendment

Jindal’s insistence on a balanced budget amendment makes the least sense of his first three proposals. He mentions that states have balanced budget laws, but he neglects to mention that it has been the cuts in state and local spending that have been a major drag on the recovery. He ignores that the reduction in public employment at the state and local level that these cuts required is one of the things that drove the unemployment rate so high. In the same op-ed, he insists that all actions taken by Washington should be viewed in terms of whether they help grow the economy, but then insists on pushing for a balanced budget amendment that would require the federal government to respond to economic contraction in the same way that the states have had to do for the last four years.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

amazing how a few facts in hand can make you sound like the smartest guy in the room.
proud2bwhite

Lockport, IL

#817629 Dec 6, 2012
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Nobody take care of me numbnuts! I take care of my household, children just like everybody else. Your the one on here trying yo play nostradamus like you can predict the future. Think about ask the obstruction from haters like you President Obama has been through & still stopped the recession. When america was on it's way to hell in a hand basket & the republicans had no answers, they were quiet as a mouse in church. Say back & watched a true leader lead. Now that superman has saved the day all I here from ya'll is nit picking & futuristic predictions that will never come true. You supposed to be a grown man. Act like it!
get back to me if or when you try thinking for yourself, untill then be grateful for the "old whit men" that insured you the freedom to say what you will,reguardless of how foolish you sound.
Nj raider 1

United States

#817630 Dec 6, 2012
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text>the sad part of your post is you're inabilty to see the evolution you seek will return us to the days of kings , where all are servants to the government.
Oh, I get it (the light of enlightenment)! It's cool for some to be servants of the government, just not all (the white folks)! My fault for agreeing to disagree. Thats the true problem in america & has been since the beginning. Ya'll think you are better than every other race of people & religion/culture. It's the american way to integrate, but to integrate you have to have equality & thats just not something you folks are willing to secede. As I stated in my earlier post, if this country falls it will be at the hands of the elite. Now I don't know if you are elite or not, but if you aren't you've been brainwashed! Because the black president doesn't follow in the steps of past presidents (whitemen) the world is coming to an end. It's thinking like that that keeps america from reaching our true level of potential!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#817631 Dec 6, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Jindal and the Balanced Budget Amendment
Jindal’s insistence on a balanced budget amendment makes the least sense of his first three proposals. He mentions that states have balanced budget laws, but he neglects to mention that it has been the cuts in state and local spending that have been a major drag on the recovery. He ignores that the reduction in public employment at the state and local level that these cuts required is one of the things that drove the unemployment rate so high. In the same op-ed, he insists that all actions taken by Washington should be viewed in terms of whether they help grow the economy, but then insists on pushing for a balanced budget amendment that would require the federal government to respond to economic contraction in the same way that the states have had to do for the last four years.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
amazing how a few facts in hand can make you sound like the smartest guy in the room.
Piyush is a gonner in national politics__he got by as a governor because of support from the feds on the oil spill and TS Isaac where all his ideas of barrier islands and bluster about water levels backfired.

He also blew it big time during the 2010 Republican response speech where he performed at eighth grade level. And the US is not ready for another brown guy with a funny name.

BTW, Mother Jones just put up a list of the dumbest things DeMint said.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#817633 Dec 6, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the progressive approach in education that is failing our students.
You're just going to have to trust me on this one.
That is because the goals of the educational system are no longer serving our students, nor are our students serving the needs of business. If the goal is to prepare students for the world of work, we should be offering trade and living skills classes as a prerequisite to graduation, rather than attempting to prepare them for college degrees which most of them will not pursue. In fact, even if we ARE successful at getting kids to apply for college post-graduation, we are still not preparing them to be productive citizens. More than 80% of the subjects offered at the high school level, contain material which the average student will never use again once they graduate. This has to change.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#817634 Dec 6, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Piyush is a gonner in national politics__he got by as a governor because of support from the feds on the oil spill and TS Isaac where all his ideas of barrier islands and bluster about water levels backfired.
He also blew it big time during the 2010 Republican response speech where he performed at eighth grade level. And the US is not ready for another brown guy with a funny name.
BTW, Mother Jones just put up a list of the dumbest things DeMint said.
DeMint falsely accuses President Obama of taxing Christmas.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/12/senat...

he worked for FOX?

he's going to the right place. he'll probably headline all the time over at the crazy factory. carol will have a new source of more nothing.
Nj raider 1

United States

#817635 Dec 6, 2012
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text> get back to me if or when you try thinking for yourself, untill then be grateful for the "old whit men" that insured you the freedom to say what you will,reguardless of how foolish you sound.
Unlike you bra, I was raised in the streets & my name speaks for itself out here so your forefathers didnt ensure me the freedom to do anything. I'm a grown man! I do & say what I please & I hope you do to. As far as thinking for myself, who else have you heard on this forum say what I say. NOBODY! But you on the other hand sound just like every other consecutive poster on here so you should learn to take your own advise. SWEEP AROUND YOUR OWN FRONT DOOR BEFORE YOU TRY TO SWEEP AROUND MINES!
proud2bwhite

Lockport, IL

#817636 Dec 6, 2012
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Oh, I get it (the light of enlightenment)! It's cool for some to be servants of the government, just not all (the white folks)! My fault for agreeing to disagree. Thats the true problem in america & has been since the beginning. Ya'll think you are better than every other race of people & religion/culture. It's the american way to integrate, but to integrate you have to have equality & thats just not something you folks are willing to secede. As I stated in my earlier post, if this country falls it will be at the hands of the elite. Now I don't know if you are elite or not, but if you aren't you've been brainwashed! Because the black president doesn't follow in the steps of past presidents (whitemen) the world is coming to an end. It's thinking like that that keeps america from reaching our true level of potential!
I have never said I was better than anyone else nor do I care about the treasonous bastards skin color,but as usual you use the clasic lib race card when you have nothing else.
The diference between you and me is when you're told a skunk is a duck enough times you think the skunk is a duck , I on the other hand see a skunk as a skunk reguardless of what I'm told to believe.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#817637 Dec 6, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know how people do it.
It isn't a walk in the park, I'll tell you that. First off, there's no entertainment budget, grocery lists tend to be rather repetitious from week to week, and renting one's housing, rather than buying it, is pretty much a necessity, since without the means to pay for utilities, ad velorum taxes, and homeowners insurance, in addition to the mortgage payment, there's little point to taking out a mortgage. One also learns to 'do more with less' regarding one's wardrobe, and hopes like heck they never get really sick or have a catastrophic accident. Living from paycheck to paycheck is a real challenge.

One does what one must.

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