Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1685553 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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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1168080 Jul 17, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
GOP governor implements GOP economics, disaster ensues
While we’ve gotten used to Tea Party primary challenges to popular and seemingly secure Republican incumbents, something unusual is happening in Kansas. Governor Sam Brownback is facing an organized revolt from centrist Republicans, over 100 of whom just endorsed the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor, so disgruntled are they with the effects of Brownback’s rule.
In many ways, Brownback’s term has been a perfect experiment in Republican governance. Take a crusading conservative governor, give him a legislature with Republican super-majorities so he can do pretty much whatever he wants, and let him implement the right’s wish list. The result was supposed to be a nirvana of economic growth and budgetary stability. But the opposite happened.
The disastrous results of Brownback’s economic and fiscal policies demonstrate that it’s one thing for your average Republican to go around saying things like “cutting taxes raises revenue!” even if nearly every economist agrees that the idea is absurd (Greg Mankiw, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush, famously called the purveyors of this idea “charlatans and cranks”). It’ll never really be tested, at least not in a context where there aren’t so many other variables at play that any inconvenient results can be explained away. Republicans know that it’s bogus, but they like the way it sounds; after all, who wouldn’t love a free lunch? But if you bet a single state’s future on the idea — and you have the power to take it to an extreme — you’re going farther than anyone in Washington ever has to go.
That’s what Sam Brownback did. In 2012 and 2013, Brownback and Republicans in the legislature cut income taxes twice, eliminated taxes on corporate profits that are “passed through” to individuals (making it the only state that does this), and since they’re Republicans, made changes to the tax code that had the effect of raising taxes on the poor (the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a good explanation of the tax changes and their effects). The governor has said his goal is to eventually eliminate the income tax completely.
And what happened? At a time when most states are seeing higher revenues as the country recovers economically, Kansas’ revenues have plummeted. The result has been cuts to schools, cuts to higher education, cuts to libraries, and cuts to local health centers. Kansas’ job growth and income growth are lagging the nation’s. In response to the fiscal difficulties, Moody’s recently lowered the state’s bond rating.
....When he was elected governor, some Washington conservatives touted Sam Brownback as a future presidential contender. Once he implemented the conservative economic agenda and showed what a dynamic economy and pleasing government balance sheet it produced, he’d be able to take the message nationwide as a demonstration of the power of conservative ideas. Nobody’s saying that anymore. Brownback is trailing his probable Democratic opponent. In a state as conservative as Kansas (where Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama by 22 points), you have to screw up pretty badly to be in that position. And saying,“hey, didn’t we all agree that tax cuts raise revenue?” probably won’t bail him out.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line...
Kansas is a fine example of a conservative disaster with the citizens as primary damage for their policies...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1168081 Jul 17, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I can see your screen name on the main page dumbazz__all your favorite threads are close to each other.
Seems strange that a guy would post the same insanity with the same people on multiple forums__amusing actually.
Trollish behavior?
You betcha!
I visit THREE threads. Does that seem excessive to you? Talk to Topix. Maybe you can convince them to 86 me altogether.

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1168082 Jul 17, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush? I didn't mention Bush. You are obviously obsessed.
Fact is: Despite the Repubican's cry of "stop Obama" and all their conspiracy theories, the Pew polls show that the majority of people still choose to support the Democratic party over the Republicans.
If Republicans don't change their ways, they will lose in 2016.
You keep going down the same rabbit hole of comparing apples and oranges.

Obama was elected by the whole population of the United States.

Generic polls of congressional leanings has very little value unless you KNOW how to read them. Congressional elections are local. For example the Dems currently holds +1.2 lead. This is NOT good for the Dems as the polls use to many individuals from blue states when polling
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other...

When this is compared to the state maps you will find--
Dems are currently estimated to loose 7 seats in the Senate
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/...
And the Republicans will hold the house
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/...
WAKE UP VOTERS

Lillington, NC

#1168083 Jul 17, 2014
angel wrote:
<quoted text> Only in your imagination Teabagging Cretin.
Contrary to what the Right believes wishful thinking doesnt trump reality.
Worst President ever is forever the province of the GOP.
And everyone who got past the seventh grade knows it.
(Which of course excludes the Repub 'base'.)
What has Obama done for you?
Maddy

United States

#1168084 Jul 17, 2014
Malaysian 777 shot down at 33,000 altitude over Ukrainian airspace reports from INTERFAX are reporting it was a Russia military missile and highly sophisticated. 295 on board are dead.

Note: this is the same airline which lost another plane earlier this year which has never been found.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1168085 Jul 17, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you even realize what you said?
The 6.1%, I guess, is some kind of boast? You do understand, the 6.1% excludes those 92 million? You do understand that, right?
Mighty dumb Builder is having another GD fit because retired people aren't working. He wants children to work.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1168087 Jul 17, 2014
Hey Stupid Democrats wrote:
<quoted text>How about the Bill Gates? laying off 18 THOUSAND at Microsoft, he could pay them to do nothing couldn't him-he so filthy and rich-oh wait he is democrat, he doesn't care. Right?
He's a businessman "Stupid". Everyone knew, or should have known, thousands of employees would be laid off when Microsoft acquired Nokia. It was a given.

I might note that Microsoft "expects to incur pre-tax charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion over the next four quarters, including $750 million to $800 million for severance and related benefit costs." I would say that is alot of "nothing" being paid to those being laid off.

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1168088 Jul 17, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
IRS isn't working for the Repubs.
Benghaazi is working for the Repubs
Yes, that explains this.....

Poll: 76 percent want special prosecutor to investigate IRS scandal

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/n...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1168090 Jul 17, 2014
WAKE UP VOTERS wrote:
Obama is no longer hiding his plans to destroy America. For anyone who isn’t blind, deaf or very dumb, it’s now all out in the open. The news of this past week proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Obama is accelerating the destruction of America. Why the sudden rush? Obama and his Marxist cabal see the writing on the wall. Their internal polls show they are headed for a landslide defeat in November. Now that the disastrous effects of Obamacare are clear for the voters to see, they know Democrats are about to be destroyed at the polls. Knowing Democrats can no longer get elected, or re-elected, Obama has decided to go it alone. Without regard for the law, the Constitution, or the American people he (and those pulling his strings behind the scenes) have obviously decided to do the most damage possible to America during his final three years. He’s finally taken off the mask and shown himself to be the true communist tyrant he is.- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/obama-accelerating-co...
What a bunch of hogwash. Just what we have come to expect form the teaparty nutcases.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1168091 Jul 17, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm still amazed that 22% of the people approved the performance of a POTUS that lied us into an unprovoked war and recession. And even more amazed at the right wing morons that rate him higher than the POTUS that led us out of the war and recession.
It is the very reason "mind-boggling" is often used to describe the Republican party.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1168093 Jul 17, 2014
multiple choice quiz:

who said the following:

1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
A. Karl Marx B. Adolph Hitler C. Joseph Stalin
D. Barack Obama E. None of the above

2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...... And to replace it with shared responsibility, for shared prosperity."
A. Lenin B. Mussolini C. Idi Amin D. Barack Obama E. None of the above

3) "(We).....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."
A. Nikita Khrushev B. JosephGoebbels C. Boris Yeltsin D. Barack Obama E. None of the above

4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."
A. Mao Tse Tung B. Hugo Chavez C. Kim Jong II D. Barack Obama E. None of the above

5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."
A. Karl Marx B. Lenin C. Molotov D. Barack Obama E. None of the above

6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."
A. Pinochet B. Milosevic C. Saddam Hussein
D. Barack Obama E. None of the above

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1168094 Jul 17, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
You keep going down the same rabbit hole of comparing apples and oranges.
Obama was elected by the whole population of the United States.
Generic polls of congressional leanings has very little value unless you KNOW how to read them. Congressional elections are local. For example the Dems currently holds +1.2 lead. This is NOT good for the Dems as the polls use to many individuals from blue states when polling
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other...
When this is compared to the state maps you will find--
Dems are currently estimated to loose 7 seats in the Senate
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/...
And the Republicans will hold the house
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/...
Hmmm. Wonder why that is? Could be because of underhanded manipulation tactics of Republicans in redistricting could it? When are you going to get an education?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1168095 Jul 17, 2014
tell it like it iso wrote:
<quoted text> and
Spending millions to teach you waah your balls had nothing to do with the debt...
Oh look! What we have here is an example of a typical Rethug. The GOP should be so proud.
Patrick

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#1168096 Jul 17, 2014
John Galt wrote:
who said the following:
1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
A. Karl Marx B. Adolph Hitler C. Joseph Stalin
D. Barack Obama E. None of the above
2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...... And to replace it with shared responsibility, for shared prosperity."
A. Lenin B. Mussolini C. Idi Amin D. Barack Obama E. None of the above
3) "(We).....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."
A. Nikita Khrushev B. JosephGoebbels C. Boris Yeltsin D. Barack Obama E. None of the above
4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."
A. Mao Tse Tung B. Hugo Chavez C. Kim Jong II D. Barack Obama E. None of the above
5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."
A. Karl Marx B. Lenin C. Molotov D. Barack Obama E. None of the above
6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."
A. Pinochet B. Milosevic C. Saddam Hussein
D. Barack Obama E. None of the above
multiple choice quiz:
I she still <nobama> ?
Jake

Jonesboro, AR

#1168097 Jul 17, 2014
Tinka wrote:
<quoted text>
So you don't think that a Democrat could vote for an Republican one that has that real feel to the of a what a need in it could be that MONEY is a Force to what a name what an example for the Proper in the OLD ENGLISH WAY...The OLD OF AN BARON. THE SHA the SAME....
Time of the good time and when ...
Can you think of something to all of it?
Yep, this is one democrat that will vote republican all the way.
Nostrilis Waxman

Miami, FL

#1168098 Jul 17, 2014
Raise da Roof S wrote:
<quoted text> Okay, once
more for you libtards that are mental dumbazzes.
1. Sadam Hussain said he had WMD.
2. Sadam Hussain used WMD on the Kurdish Iraqi citizens, killing hundreds.
3.Every ally in the region, including Israel and Egypt, said he had them.
4. The recession was caused by 911 and our appropriate response. 911(#2) attack was the response from an emboldened adversary to Clintons's WEAK response to 911(#1). KSM said so. "What are they going to do, launch some cruise missiles"?
5. Democrats were for the wars before they were against them. Sound familiar?
6.The wars were winnable. We had Iraq and Oblamer gave it back. Vets don't forget.
So one question for you to answer.
Do you believe the influx of illegal aliens in our southern border will have a positive or negative effect on the inner city democratic neighborhoods job prospects?
0-Positive
0-Negative
Only use a #2 pencil, please. Lol
Me with another sock!!!!!!!!!!

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1168099 Jul 17, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm. Wonder why that is? Could be because of underhanded manipulation tactics of Republicans in redistricting could it? When are you going to get an education?
Geeze, 2 whole districts in FL--changes a state wide vote for Senator?

Current estimate has Dems loosing 7 seats in the Senate.

Those 2 districts will make up for the 30 seats the Dems need in the House?

You are in NO position to be snarky when you are posting things that defy common sense.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1168100 Jul 17, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Hart-Cellar Act of 1965 was slipped through through congress by LBJ and Ted Kennedy?
ROFLMAO
Who wrote that drivel?
in 1965, DemoKKKrats had 68 seats in the Senate and 295 seats in the House....

they could do whatever they wanted to do, without any opposition.....

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1168101 Jul 17, 2014
WAKE UP VOTERS wrote:
<quoted text>
What has Obama done for you?
He saved the American auto industry.
Has cut our deficits by more than half.
Interest rates at record lows.
Housing market rebounding.
Inflation low.
Led us out of Bush recession.
Killed Osama bin Ladin.
Got Syria to give up their chemical weapons without firing a single shot.
Presided over record breaking stock levels (with the Dow just recently closing over 17,000 for the first time in its 118-year history).
Reduced unemployment from 10% to 6.1%.
We just saw the fastest first quarter of job growth in the United States since 1999.
The quickest drop in unemployment in 30 years.
52 straight months of private sector job growth.
9.7 million private sector jobs created.
Over 8 million people signed up for health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
Millions of Americans have gained, or kept, health care coverage thanks to Medicaid expansions and being able to stay on their parents’ insurance longer.
He hasn’t started a single war.
Hasn’t tried to confiscate a single gun.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1168102 Jul 17, 2014
WAKE UP VOTERS wrote:
<quoted text>
IS THIS THE POOR THAT ARE GETTING POOR YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT??
BCFS Withdraws Bid For $50 Million Illegal Alien Resort Spa
by Debra Heine 16 Jul 2014
Via Gateway Pundit: Due to a massive backlash after the $50 million resort story was posted on The Drudge Report, Baptist Child and Family Services withdrew it’s bid for the Palm Aire Resort.
The charity said it was disappointed and that the resort would have been perfect for the illegal alien children.
You stupid SOB The Gateway Pundit blog is operated out of section 8 apartment by Jim Hoft who aside from donations from scumbags like you gets by on SSI. He's as crazy and broke as you are!!!

Fifty Million Dollar resort spa? ROFLMAO

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