Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1249906 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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PDUPONT

Chester, MA

#770374 Oct 13, 2012
carol wrote:
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Some people do desperate things in desperate times that they wouldn't do any other time.
Social Security disability claims skyrocketed during the past four years at the same time jobs are impossible to find. The government has so many backlogged claims, they don't have the manpower or the time to determine if all of them are legitimate.
Most of the 47% who receive some sort of government help can't find a job either.
The rest of us are working our tails off supporting our own families while supporting those who simply can't find a job or gave up looking for one.
The problem is there are no jobs. The rise in part-time employment isn't good news.
Miller wasn't being serious. He was making an observation. If Obama is reelected, the message will be to a lot of people why work if the other half of the country doesn't have to because this president would RATHER them to be on the government dole?
This buck stops at Obama's desk. His policies created this environment.
Sure Carol but what's the GOP's answer? Cut taxes and regulations which didn't do anything the last time it was tried. Let's take a look at the Romney way of doing business.
Sensata Technologies in Illinois made sensors for the automobile industry and made record profits with the resurgence of the auto industry. That wasn't enough for its owners Bain Capital who figured they could line their own pockets even more by shipping the jobs and equipment to China. While Romney is no longer with Bain it's his business strategy that they're going by and as a major stockholder he still makes money from their deals. The workers of Sensata went to Iowa and to the GOP convention in Tampa to plead their case directly with Romney who as the founder and a major stockholder in Bain still has considerable influence. Their pleas fell on deaf ears.
Bain in addition to padding their profits by paying Chinese workers a fraction of what the American workers were making got a tax deduction for shipping those jobs and equipment to China. Democrats have introduced legislation to end this deduction but have been consistently blocked by the Republicans.

Since: Nov 09

Beaver Island, MI

#770375 Oct 13, 2012
Last week when the main stream media reported that Romney won the debate they were hailed by the right as impeccable sources of truth. This week when the same media reported that Biden won, the right cries bias.
The philosophy of the loony right is to take both sides of an issue when its convenient for them. Another example is their desire to have less government regulation in their lives. But in the case of a woman's body they want MORE regulation. I guess I see why these morons support Romney, he is on both sides of every issue too.
O Baloney

West Babylon, NY

#770377 Oct 13, 2012
US give 3rillion 2 Israel wrote:
Trillions of American money is given away to Israel so Israel can commit holocaust upon Palestinian Christians ..
Those $$$ should be spend on Americans not Jews in Israel !!
Palestinians in Israel, regardless of religion, are treated a million times better than they are in ANY Arab state.
O Baloney

West Babylon, NY

#770378 Oct 13, 2012
Why Mitt Romney is Unlikable!
A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he
doesn't "relate well" to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why.
So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this "unlikablility."

Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:

1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.

3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet.(How boring is that?)\

4. Can't speak in a fake, southern, "black preacher voice" when necessary.

5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School...and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.

6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today's America ?

7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church, didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!

8. Has a family of five great sons....and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" deserves America 's scorn.

9. Oh yes.....he's a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.

10. And one more point.....pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money HIMSELF.....as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad.

Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you unrelatable to Americans. My goodness, it's a strange world, isn't it?

Fortunately, Americans got to see the real Romney in the debate. The Obama characterization assassination that night, was for once, directed at himself. Obama revealed that he can only function when his handlers put him in front of a teleprompter, or when the questions are silly and of little importance, like on The View.
Romney outclassed him!

Since: May 11

Brockton, MA

#770379 Oct 13, 2012
Grampy wrote:
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What damage? Take your head outta your azz and look around Dupa!
25 million workers unemployed or counted out of the Civilian Labor Force. Millions more to be reduced to part time employment with ObamaKare. National debt exceeds a year's GDP. Energy and food costs up substantially while mean family income has dropped $4,000.
Not everybody can work 70 hours a week like you and afford to drive around in luxurious Chevy Cruzes.
Because of the f*cking recession, dumbass.

But hey, brilliant morons like you ant to put those responsible back in power.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#770380 Oct 13, 2012
US give 3rillion 2 Israel wrote:
<quoted text>that was my post i copy and pasted .
It's obvious Romney will go to war with Iran but the man doesn't care . Mormons want to commit suicide but they can't do it alone .They need masses for their cause
So it wasn't a creditible sourse, it was just the ranting of a racist.

Since: May 11

Brockton, MA

#770381 Oct 13, 2012
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Nor do businesses hire employees on vague promises of "Hope and Change" as evidenced by the last four years.
"Forward"? Forward to what,$6 trillion more on the Nat'll Debt? Jobwise, that one won't even add one sweeper to the third shift.
Businesses hire when they have demand.

The Bush recession killed demand.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#770382 Oct 13, 2012
US give 3rillion 2 Israel wrote:
<quoted text>
You not a REAL American . REAL AMERICANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS .
2012 years ago your people the Jewish people murder our prophet Christ . Read Luke Mathew or Mark .
Thank you . I know who i'm and also know what Jews are all about .Germans had a right when they deported 6 million of those scums back to Asia aka Middle East
"I know who i'm"

Everyone knows who you are-you are the forum racist.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#770383 Oct 13, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
You two must have spent a lot of time there working for your pimp.
37th and Shields?
They wouldn't let your hillbilly azz buy a shed there.
It's all in the appropriation of funds, Demorat? You couldn't by a structure in that neighborhood either? The boys in the Pimpmobiles, would tune you up, just for yuks, and grins?
AmericanMan

Russellville, KY

#770384 Oct 13, 2012
US give 3rillion 2 Israel wrote:
Trillions of American money is given away to Israel so Israel can commit holocaust upon Palestinian Christians ..
Those $$$ should be spend on Americans not Jews in Israel !!
It is strange a nation built upon taking land away from the people already living here and then bringing slaves to work that land is now supporting the nation of Israel to do the same.
There are over 70,000 homes built outside the 1967 borders of Israel on land taken by force. Would America not fight against Canada having done something like that?
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#770385 Oct 13, 2012
US give 3rillion 2 Israel wrote:
<quoted text>Subhuman nation of Israel as Germans called Jews will not survive without real friends . Don't get twisted Jew . NO Christian can EVER be a real friend with a Jew .
You killed our prophet ,ruined our economy .Let's not forget countless wars we fought in israel's name . NO MORE !!
AMERICA FOR AMERICANS FIRST !!! NOT ANTI-AMERICAN ISRAEL
Here ya go folks, the villiage idiot has just declared that Bush and Obama had nothing to do with ruining the economy-the Jews did it.

Please get yourself psyciatric help.

Since: Nov 09

Beaver Island, MI

#770387 Oct 13, 2012
O Baloney wrote:
Why Mitt Romney is Unlikable!
A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he
doesn't "relate well" to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why.
So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this "unlikablility."
Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:
1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.
2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet.(How boring is that?)\
4. Can't speak in a fake, southern, "black preacher voice" when necessary.
5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School...and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.
6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today's America ?
7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church, didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!
8. Has a family of five great sons....and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" deserves America 's scorn.
9. Oh yes.....he's a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.
10. And one more point.....pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money HIMSELF.....as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad.
Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you unrelatable to Americans. My goodness, it's a strange world, isn't it?
Fortunately, Americans got to see the real Romney in the debate. The Obama characterization assassination that night, was for once, directed at himself. Obama revealed that he can only function when his handlers put him in front of a teleprompter, or when the questions are silly and of little importance, like on The View.
Romney outclassed him!
It's Romney's alter ego that's the problem, Mitt Etch-a-sketch?
Anonymous

Petersburg, VA

#770388 Oct 13, 2012
Romney-R is 4 the rich wrote:
<quoted text>Typical response by a racist republican .
Average worker at Walmart makes $10 an a hour before taxes and insurance fees .Out of those 10 buck they actually taking $7 home while the Walmart big sharks are making billions . Those are your fellow countryman . Don't you want them prosper and make decent respected salary ??
did they ever hear of the university or at least to finish high school, we are talking about people who can hardly read here, what do you expect to pay them, we are paid for what we are worth.
newsphotos

AOL

#770389 Oct 13, 2012
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Sparta, NJ

#770390 Oct 13, 2012
America deserves to fail if Da Bammy is re-elected. Go ahead, suckers, vote for failure, then sit back and wonder what the hell happened. LOL
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#770391 Oct 13, 2012
Fox's Charles Krauthammer Suggests Media Shouldn't Always Fact-Check Candidates' Claims

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/10/12/foxs...

But that only applies to Mitt.

Kind of like whining about the MSM saying Biden won his debate, whilst dancing on the MSM grave of the last Obama debate performance.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#770392 Oct 13, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Businesses hire when they have demand.
Tell that to the crackhead in the White House.
Anonymous

Petersburg, VA

#770393 Oct 13, 2012
get a life.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#770394 Oct 13, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Because of the f*cking recession, dumbass.
But hey, brilliant morons like you ant to put those responsible back in power.
What makes you think I want Bill Clinton back in power?
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#770395 Oct 13, 2012
truth wrote:
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You and the clueless on here can't benefit from the truth?

A CEO IS AGAINST HIS OWN WORKFORCE.
THAT IS HOW THE WORLD WORKS.
CEO vs. THE WORKERS.
Especially non founder REPUBLICAN CEO's. Like Mitt!

If rules do not exist to protect the workforce, it's game over. FOR THE WORKER! NOT THE CEO: HE WINS!

Who is against rules that protect workers?
THE CEO!

You want to put this CEO guy in charge of the whole country? All the citizens? Most citizens are WORKERS!
So Mitt Romney is against most of the citizens.
Why does he want to abolish access to healthcare for everyone by law?

He can pay less taxes for him. He has his own healthcare. He is super rich. He does not need Medicare either or Social Security benefits or Medicaid or Education or Welfare or food stamps or government itself! Get rid of these, Mitt Romney can pay less taxes for him. That is the kind of math he lives by.

You don't believe this?
Look around!
These super rich have their own security! Their own schools. Their own retirement. Their own fire departments. Their own airlines. Their own gated communities. THEY HATE PAYING FOR GOVERNMENT.

Why in the heck would you want a guy who has spent his whole life honing the skill of how to be against workers and thus the citizens?

It's insane!

We need to empower the middle class! Create real lasting demand in the economy!
MITT ROMNEY IS THE OPPOSITE OF THIS!
ALWAYS HAS BEEN. ALWAYS WILL BE.

Why would the citizens just giveaway all the gains they have made? SO A RICH GUY CAN PAY A LITTLE LESS IN HIS TAXES!

Don't be dumb!
All Democrat Ticket! Vote for Obama!

(Search: Mitt Romney Lied About Tax Cuts)
Great read!

I did search.

NO CEO FOR PRESIDENT!

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