Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1496621 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

Fishers, IN

#771076 Oct 13, 2012
Space prohibits a full discussion of these issues, but certainly one factor had to be the squandering of budget surpluses that resulted from the policies of the Bill Clinton administration and their replacement by huge deficits under President Bush.

Mr. Bush inherited a budget surplus of $236 billion from Mr. Clinton in 2000, which fell to $128 billion in 2001. By 2002, the federal government ran a budget deficit of $158 billion, which rose to $377 billion in 2003, and $413 billion in 2004. The deficit fell to $318 billion in 2005,$248 billion in 2006, and $161 billion in 2007, then shot up to $459 billion in 2008.

It should be noted as well that the fiscal 2009 budget was submitted to Congress by Mr. Bush in January 2008 and took effect on Oct. 1 of that year – almost four months before President Obama took office.

Thus the government was running historically large budget deficits long after the end of the 2001 recession. As I have previously documented, these deficits resulted to a large extent from legislated tax cuts during the Bush years.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#771078 Oct 13, 2012
Because of the large deficits Mr. Bush bequeathed Mr. Obama – on Jan. 8, 2009, the C.B.O. projected a deficit for the year of $1.3 trillion that didn’t include any Obama policies – Congress was deeply reluctant to enact a stimulus larger than $787 billion, even though President Obama’s economic advisers thought that one at least twice as large was necessary to turn the economy around. The opposition of every Republican to the 2009 stimulus was a major factor in its inadequate size.

By way of analogy, suppose you go to your doctor with an illness. He correctly diagnoses it and prescribes the right medicine, but for some reason you are given a dosage only half as large as required. The medicine was enough to improve your condition, but not enough to cure you. You remain sick although you feel better and will remain so until you finally get a full dosage of the proper medicine or your body is able to cure itself, which might take years.

Note that in this analogy the medicine was properly prescribed; only the dosage was wrong. It would be incorrect to blame the medicine because you are still sick.

The Republican economists nevertheless blame the medicine itself for the failure of the economy to respond to President Obama’s prescription.

But it was Republican policies during the Bush administration that brought on the sickness and Republicans in Congress who have denied the economy an adequate dosage of the cure. Now they want to implicitly blame President Obama for causing the recession and the failure of stimulus to fix the problem, asserting that fiscal stimulus is per se ineffective.

There is a word for this: chutzpah.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/...

Bruce Bartlett held senior policy roles in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul. He is the author of “The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform – Why We Need It and What It Will Take.”
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#771079 Oct 13, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Obama had a Dem congress for his first 2 years, and he still couldn't pass a budget.
Same reason as now. Google it. Easy enough to find on a non-right wing site.
LOL

Stroudsburg, PA

#771080 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Some skinhead shows up at a Romney event and I'm playing the race card?
Oh that's right, pointing out right wing racism makes me a racist.
If only that bit of wishful thinking would put a stop to it.....
Easy, Chief ... that last line was meant for those who pull the race card as an excuse for Da Bammy's incompetency. That card is very worn because it has been played and played and played and played ... get the idea?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#771081 Oct 13, 2012
US happy wrote:
Pres. B.O. signed executive privilege for "Fast and furious"... I'm sure he could doo the same for more security for our diplomats especially on 9/11
but B.O. didn't have time to attend security meeting ...too busy visiting Las Vegas, David Letterman, George Clooney, take candy to The View, to show of...Hollywood is his kind of people!
Bingo - the truth.
LOL

Stroudsburg, PA

#771082 Oct 13, 2012
Romney-R is 4 the rich wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not a Negro .
Is that like Nixon's "I am not a crook"? LOL
greedE_morons 4 obama

Blanchard, OK

#771083 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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That got shot down in that Day One meeting of the Republican cult members.
Newt was "honored" to be there.
I just bet he was.
Pelosi shot down Obama?
Harry Reid shot down Obama?

Hes a failure...can't even take R Money's money with D in charge of the House and Senate....
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#771084 Oct 13, 2012
LOL wrote:
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Is that like Nixon's "I am not a crook"? LOL
How about Clinton's: "I never had sex with that woman"?
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#771085 Oct 13, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
Obama's Real Unemployment Rate Is 14.7%, And A Recession's On The Way - Forbes
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Actually it's closer to 23%

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/une...
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#771086 Oct 13, 2012
I am sick to death,Of the whining feeble minded
lib clowns trying to find excuses for the lying
Admin we are currently suffering its utterly
insulting,and intellectually dishonest,shows
the mind set,principles or lack there of in
our immoral so called civil servants approach
to us,their employers? How can you scrutinize
Obamas wasted regime,and not be offended? so
we can all safely assume,the nation is split
into two distinct camps,those who are in the
life style of being deliberately hooked on
the Admins Drugs,or the independent hard
working camps of those who do not,refuse
to live entirely of the big Govts Teats.
US happy

Van Nuys, CA

#771087 Oct 13, 2012
Waxman wrote:
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Bingo - the truth.
Thank you ...
Romney-R is 4 the rich

Chicago, IL

#771088 Oct 13, 2012
greedE_morons 4 obama wrote:
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If i go away who's money will you covet next?
you have nomoney .

people who talk about money dont have any .
Romney-R is 4 the rich

Chicago, IL

#771089 Oct 13, 2012
LOL wrote:
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Is that like Nixon's "I am not a crook"? LOL
No that's like i'm of Danish/Swedish(to lesser extend) ancestry
Romney-R is 4 the rich

Chicago, IL

#771090 Oct 13, 2012
LOL wrote:
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Is that like Nixon's "I am not a crook"? LOL
You must be Jewish since you don't like Nixon . He was right about the Jews thou
Romney-R is 4 the rich

Chicago, IL

#771092 Oct 13, 2012
greedE_morons 4 obama wrote:
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If dumasses haters like yourself don't like walmart...shop at target...FAIL....
Americans poor? 20 million households earn over 100 k a year...FAIL...
Unless you have poor health or are in jail being poor in the usa is the individuals fault...not mitt romney....
agreed however under republicans the middle class always shrank .

Reagan created poor class .He's responsible for all those P/T minimum wage jobs .
Romney-R is 4 the rich

Chicago, IL

#771093 Oct 13, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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"Jews are the most hateful people on earth ."
I actually think that you take that prize.
dude , they hated everywhere .Jews were thrown out of every country they came to live .From Portugal and countries in between all the way to Russia (if you familiar with European map ). They are even hated in places where there are no Jews . Places like Japan India China ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism_in_...

^^^ why would yolks hate the juice ??

How is it my fault people hate juice ?
LOL

Stroudsburg, PA

#771094 Oct 13, 2012
Romney-R is 4 the rich wrote:
<quoted text>You must be Jewish since you don't like Nixon . He was right about the Jews thou
I am not a Jew. LOL
Barry Obama

United States

#771095 Oct 13, 2012
After watching Chuckles The Clown Biden's performance in the vice presidential debate, I must urge my fellow Democrats to vote for the one man that can lead us out of this 4 year crisis, Mitt Romney.
Romney-R is 4 the rich

Chicago, IL

#771096 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney on '47%': I was 'completely wrong'
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2...
I can just feel the pain.
Funny how that number was on every page of this thread until Mitt un-pandered.
too late for apologies .

Mitt meant what he said
Romney-R is 4 the rich

Chicago, IL

#771097 Oct 13, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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This sounds exactly like what I've heard Muslims say about Christians and their God.
muslims are inferiors . It's our Christian American duty to bomb evil allah out of every muslim there is .Plain and simple ..

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