Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460334 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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“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#766712 Oct 10, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Mitt Romney stood on stage at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for several minutes Thursday afternoon while his teleprompters were adjusted ahead of his big address to delegates later in the evening.
Every speech on stage at the RNC has been run through prompters, save for Condoleeza Rice's address, which she read from notes. Conservatives -- including Paul Ryan, who also used a teleprompter in his convention speech -- have long mocked President Obama's use of the devices. Romney was one of the few Republicans to defend the practice and he appeared to take pains to make sure his prompters were just right.
Do you understand the difference between a SPEECH and a DEBATE? Google would be helpful to you perhaps.

Obama proved beyond a DOUBT at the debate he cannot function without someone else's written words in front of him. Romney showed he understands what's going on and can explains his views and why he feels that way.

That's WHY Obama is mocked about teleprompters and Mitch is NOT.

Fishers, IN

#766713 Oct 10, 2012
Voters strongly favor government funding for PBS, poll finds

Although defunding PBS has been a conservative legislative priority since at least the mid-‘90s, the poll’s results suggest that public television enjoys more bipartisan support than, well, just about anything does these days.

Sorry FOXbots. Your delusion that you speak for the majority once again falls flat on it's face.

Jonesboro, AR

#766714 Oct 10, 2012
carol wrote:
Romney is the man with a plan!
Romney, Romney, he's our man!
If he can't do it, NOBODY can!
Okay this time it's for real...
You are so right. after the debate, anyone can tell who the smartest man is. It looked like bommie was drugged.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#766716 Oct 10, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>Michelle Obama recently said in an interview that she rarely goes in the Oval office. she's not the only one.
Obama is more interested in the celebrity of the office than the substance.
remember when Hillary was campaigning about that 3am phone call to the red phone? with Obama it would go right to voicemail with 9 days for a response.
And then, apparently, he would send his surrogates out to lie about it on the Sunday shows.

Fishers, IN

#766717 Oct 10, 2012
How Sean Hannity Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Teleprompters

The ongoing right-wing obsession with Obama's teleprompter remains a mystery to me. He doesn't use one any more often than any of his predecessors, or any more often than the men who want to replace him. Yet it's always "har har har he has to write down his words before he says them" and so on. Yet Hannity advises Romney to use one lest his enemies find an error to exploit.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#766718 Oct 10, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no shouting in the last debate. Quit being so dramatic.
Maybe he didn't actually watch it. Apparently some didn't. I have MSNBC on for giggles, and a little while ago, they did a "bit" on the "fact" that Obama won the debate...due to social media.

Bwaaa--haa-haa. They should just rename them the Comedy Channel. Oh, guess that's already taken. How about the Make-Believe Channel.

Lillington, NC

#766719 Oct 10, 2012
How dumb are you?

The country has been digging out of the biggest mess in 80 years.

Republicans Bush/Cheney left that mess!

They borrowed $5 Trillion dollars! Doubled the nations debt!


President Obama is a genius!

Do you think the borrowing to fix the mess is by accident?

Mitt Romney can cry about spending all he wants.

The fact is every dime of fed spending has gone into this recovery.

Republicans: last time they lost 8 million jobs!

Created a financial meltdown!

President Obama has corrected all of that.

Positive job growth the whole term.
Dow back at highs.
Housing recovering.
USA out of Iraq.
bin laden gone.

Mitt Romney policies he shrieks about everyday:

Would have furthered the depression and who knows where the USA would be today? Way worse off.

Mitt Romney said during the crisis: "Let Detroit go bankrupt"


Could he guarantee anyone would show up at the auctions that would have followed? To keep a strategic industry in the USA alive?



"Mr. President my plan covers pre existing conditions"

Said by Mitt Romney live on Tv in front of 72 million!


Hey liar! You just lied and 36 million citizens lost healthcare insurance. They can't even buy it under Romney's "proposal"

President Obama covers 100%. By law.

Just facts! No liars allowed!




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abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
How stupid was it for ALL of YOU to miss the BIG point and concentrate on the minutia of a pretend children's character instead of the borrowing money from China.
Since you missed the point you referenced above, it is that BIG BIRD can support his own fat self and we don't need to borrow any more dollars from China to support things that don't need supporting.
You guys always stop comprehending BEFORE the end of the sentence. It's also the way immature children argue.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#766720 Oct 10, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You are just too stupid to know that this does not mean they are paying a higher rate but rather they are getting richer while the rest get poorer.
The rich get richer & the middle class shrinks.
The Republican way
This is the obama way

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#766721 Oct 10, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you are telling us the only specific Romney mentioned in the debate was something irrelevant.
This is what President Romney said: The people who are having the hard time right now are middle- income Americans. Under the president's policies, middle-income Americans have been buried. They're — they're just being crushed. Middle-income Americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. This is a — this is a tax in and of itself. I'll call it the economy tax. It's been crushing. The same time, gasoline prices have doubled under the president, electric rates are up, food prices are up, health care costs have gone up by $2,500 a family.

You stay on Sesame Street with O'bama-I will follow Romney and discuss O'bama's destroying of Main street---the libs are still on Sesame Street-and now they are saying it was the most important clip of the debate-so important that they are running a Big Bird commercial. ROTFLMAO.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#766723 Oct 10, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
the debate will be a contrast between a sharp, young budget expert and a back-slapping old pol.....should be fun.....
if Biden gets too tough, it will give Ryan a reason to blow Biden out of the water without looking cruel to an old fart....
Or will Ryan lie as much as he did his acceptance speech.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#766724 Oct 10, 2012
African-American business pioneer Ed Gardner met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, to discuss Gardner’s complaints about a lack of blacks on South Side public construction projects.

WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Gardner, the retired founder of Soft Sheen Products, said he had a good meeting with the mayor at City Hall.

Gardner has led a number of protests at city construction sites recently, after seeing no African American workers on the crews. He said the mayor seems intent on changing things for the better.

“They know that I know I’m not satisfied; the history of how blacks have been eliminated from construction sites in the city of Chicago,” he said.“It must be corrected. I told the mayor, as far as I’m concerned, he is totally and finally responsible to seeing that this situation is corrected.”

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#766725 Oct 10, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Romney lied, blustered, and bullied and people believed him. What can you do?
Apparently ANYONE can bully this president. Putin, Al Quida, heads of state he is afraid to meet with, leaders of foreign countries he bows to. Maybe is IS time for a change,'eh?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#766726 Oct 10, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Nah, no major changes in the electoral college and Obama approval at 53%
David Siegel Email To Workers Threatens Layoffs If Obama Is Reelected (UPDATE)

If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company.

Siegel has a history of injecting himself in to critical political events. In the “The Queen of Versailles,” the documentary chronicling Siegel’s quest to obnoxiously build the biggest house in America, the Florida real estate mogul claims he was “personally responsible” for George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential victory. He also goes on to say that his tactics for helping Bush win “may not necessarily have been legal.”

Fishers, IN

#766727 Oct 10, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you understand the difference between a SPEECH and a DEBATE? Google would be helpful to you perhaps.
Obama proved beyond a DOUBT at the debate he cannot function without someone else's written words in front of him. Romney showed he understands what's going on and can explains his views and why he feels that way.
That's WHY Obama is mocked about teleprompters and Mitch is NOT.
Too bad there are more debates?

Come on folks. Need I remind you of the famous last words of Limbaugh before Obama was elected?

But hey, have your moment.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#766728 Oct 10, 2012
Gardner said he’ll only be satisfied when African Americans make up at least half the workers on city construction crews in black communities.

The law doesn’t require that, but Gardner said he told the mayor there are laws, and then there are people.

“Whatever the laws and rules are, the mayor has a responsibility. If they’re preventing black Afro-Americans from getting their fair share of job opportunity, that is his responsibility to see that it’s changed,” Gardner said.
On Sept. 24, Gardner and a small group of protesters temporarily halted work on a shopping center in Evergreen Park, demanding the private contractor doing the work hire African Americans to join the construction crew.

Earlier the same day, the demonstrators had marched at the site of a city sidewalk project on 95th Street in the Beverly neighborhood, where Gardner said there were no black workers, but plenty of whites and Hispanics.

Gardner also staged a larger protest on Sept. 30, when about 1,000 people stopped traffic at 95th and Western, near the site of both earlier protests.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#766729 Oct 10, 2012
Why he's falling apart

The foundations of Obama's campaign are not nearly as strong as they once seemed

A presidential reelection campaign needs three key elements: a defense of the incumbent’s record, a successful effort to define the opposition and a compelling vision of a second term.

Defining the opposition

For much of the year the Obama campaign excelled at this, perhaps better than any other incumbent presidential campaign before. But they and their SuperPAC allies may be victims of their own success in this area.

By running ads painting such an unappealing, monstrous portrait of Romney — callous, uncaring, incompetent, selfish — they set the lowest of bars for the Republican nominee when he walked onto the debate stage Wednesday night.

Once Romney came across as knowledgeable, clear and deeply concerned about the state of the country, the entire vilification campaign of summer and early fall looked shaky and less convincing. The man standing before the country didn’t match the Gordon-Gekko-meets-Thurston-Ho well-III caricature at all.

After this week’s debate, millions of Democrats were left wondering about the attack lines left unused by the President — why didn’t he mention Romney’s “47%” remark, or the layoffs at companies under Bain Capital or the years of tax returns that the GOP nominee hasn’t released?

But Obama had two good reasons to hesitate. One of the factors helping Obama overcome the lousy economy is most Americans’ sense that he is a decent, likeable, good-natured man. Obama often wisely let allies and surrogates act as his most relentless attack dogs.

It is one thing to attack a man in the now-ubiquitous, incessant form of television attack ads, with the scathing demonization tied to the aspiring national leader by only the rote declaration that “I approved this message”; it is another to do so to his face, with 60 million people watching.

Another reason to hesitate — and something to watch for in the remaining Romney-Obama debates — is the risk that Romney might deftly refute the criticism by asking why an incumbent’s presidential campaign, during a time of war and economic pain, is so obsessed with tax returns from years ago.

Negative attacks on Romney have taken Obama’s reelection hopes far, but they’ve probably taken him as far as they can go.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#766730 Oct 10, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
It was sarcasm. In response to a very stupid question.
But whatever poor excuse you nutjobs need to fulfill your fabled history of our POTUS.....
Yeah, use his own fabled history. Sheesh!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#766731 Oct 10, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
That's good considering the president doesn't write legislation.
I suggest you read the entire article before posting.
So Romney has no plans to do anything.

Because he can't write the legislation.

No agenda items.

How did you get the name Obamacare. According to you, Obama had nothing o do with it.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#766732 Oct 10, 2012
Obamasharpton wrote:
<quoted text> Why is Obama getting the Big Bird from his former supporters?
He's not. Mitt the Liar and Lyin' Ryan will never get into the White House; unless President invites them over for a beer after the election.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#766733 Oct 10, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Romney lied, blustered, and bullied and people believed him. What can you do?
Obama's been a liar his whole life. He told his classmates in Hawaii that he was an "Indonesian prince" AND was "Kenyan royalty". This guy has always had delusions of grandeur, he's felt his prominence was a 'given', not to be acquired, but his by birthright. When acclaim is bestowed and not earned you believe your own lies, as Barack does. When he was put to the test by Romney, one on one, he failed miserably. And, as usual, his handlers moved in to pick up the pieces, make up excuses, and 'hope' for a better day. The jig is up.

One more thing, I would not be surprised that, after Biden gets flayed by Ryan, Obama's next debate gets canceled - reason yet to be determined. You just wait and see.

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