Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262840 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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carol

Nicosia, Cyprus

#770837 Oct 13, 2012
carol wrote:
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Guess what people choose to believe is none of our business.

Isn't that what matters?
Well, it is, Carol, as long as you're not Muslim apparently. Sorry about the cat.
carol

Orlando, FL

#770838 Oct 13, 2012
loki wrote:
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Romney has promised a 20% across-the-board rate cut. The part of this cut that affects people making over $200,000 per year would reduce tax revenues by about $251 billion per year.
But wait! What about the economic growth this will unleash? That's mostly mythical, but let's bend over backwards here. If you incorporate the growth estimate of one of Romney's advisors, Greg Mankiw, Romney's rate cuts for the wealthy would only cost about $215 billion per year.
Next, try to pick out a set of deductions and loopholes that can be closed to make up for this revenue loss.
But wait! Romney hasn't said exactly which deductions he would target. So it's not fair to pick and choose specific deductions. Fine. Instead, let's assume that Romney completely eliminates every single deduction for high earners. All of them. It turns out this would make up $165 billion per year.
So even under the best possible assumptions, Romney's plan would cut taxes on the rich by $50 billion per year.
But Romney says he won't cut taxes on the rich.
This is the point at which, on Star Trek, smoke starts coming out of the computer and it implodes because it was forced to consider a logical impossibility. Here in the real world, it's the point at which conservatives desperately start trying to invent clever excuses. Martin Feldstein gave it a shot, but it turned out that he calculated wrong: Romney's plan can't work under Romney's conditions. It can only work if you eliminate deductions all the way down to people earning $100,000. Harvey Rosen gave it a shot, but succeeded only by assuming wildly implausible growth estimates. Charles Dubay gave it a shot, but miscalculated a provision of the estate tax. Matt Jensen gave it a shot, but made things work only by assuming that Romney might eliminate the interest exclusion on life insurance savings and state bonds. This is pretty unlikely, though, since a centerpiece of Romney's plan is to cut taxes on investment income, not raise them.
Guess you'll have to wait until he's elected to find out he's going to make it all work.

But vote for proven failure instead if you want to.
US give 3rillion 2 Israel

Chicago, IL

#770839 Oct 13, 2012
loki wrote:
<quoted text>"It's a Mormon thing. It's called Lying for the Lord. And it's a tenet of the Mormon faith that, Mormons think, gives them to the right to tell you a bald-faced lie, so long as it's a lie that somehow furthers the Mormon cause.
What else to call the Mormon's laughable statement today that their posthumous baptism last year of President Obama's mother was a "rare" mistake that might have been done by "pranksters."
Yes, we're to believe that the Mormons, just by coincidence, forcibly converted a presidential candidate's deceased mother, 13 years after her death, and only months before the presidential election. And we're also to believe no warning bells went off at Mormon Central when they saw that the woman's husband, whose name is clearly listed on her "baptismal record," is "Barack Hussein Obama." (Obama's father has the same name.) Yes, all one big unfortunate "rare" mistake. Kind of like a clerical error. Except instead of giving you the wrong change, they just stole your mother's soul."
just like Jews .If a Jew lies to the gentile it's not a lie ..
carol

Nicosia, Cyprus

#770840 Oct 13, 2012
carol wrote:
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Well, that's a bit of a stretch...
(boobs hitting the ground...a bit of a stretch?)
Get it?
Yes, I get it. You're sort of cute when you're not being a jerk.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#770841 Oct 13, 2012
loki wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney has promised a 20% across-the-board rate cut. The part of this cut that affects people making over $200,000 per year would reduce tax revenues by about $251 billion per year.
But wait! What about the economic growth this will unleash? That's mostly mythical, but let's bend over backwards here. If you incorporate the growth estimate of one of Romney's advisors, Greg Mankiw, Romney's rate cuts for the wealthy would only cost about $215 billion per year.
Next, try to pick out a set of deductions and loopholes that can be closed to make up for this revenue loss.
But wait! Romney hasn't said exactly which deductions he would target. So it's not fair to pick and choose specific deductions. Fine. Instead, let's assume that Romney completely eliminates every single deduction for high earners. All of them. It turns out this would make up $165 billion per year.
So even under the best possible assumptions, Romney's plan would cut taxes on the rich by $50 billion per year.
But Romney says he won't cut taxes on the rich.
This is the point at which, on Star Trek, smoke starts coming out of the computer and it implodes because it was forced to consider a logical impossibility. Here in the real world, it's the point at which conservatives desperately start trying to invent clever excuses. Martin Feldstein gave it a shot, but it turned out that he calculated wrong: Romney's plan can't work under Romney's conditions. It can only work if you eliminate deductions all the way down to people earning $100,000. Harvey Rosen gave it a shot, but succeeded only by assuming wildly implausible growth estimates. Charles Dubay gave it a shot, but miscalculated a provision of the estate tax. Matt Jensen gave it a shot, but made things work only by assuming that Romney might eliminate the interest exclusion on life insurance savings and state bonds. This is pretty unlikely, though, since a centerpiece of Romney's plan is to cut taxes on investment income, not raise them.
So what you're saying is, Romney's plan....it won't work?
US happy

Los Angeles, CA

#770842 Oct 13, 2012
http://www.google.com/m...

This is your president, disgrace and embarrassement around the world...what would he doo in his second term? He is looking for America's best interest, I don't think so.
Maybe he should go and bow to Al Qaeda, maybe than those Muslim fanatics would not kill Americans...Obama is dumbest president ever, w/o his teleprompter and liberal media to wipe his sorry behind, he is lost!

“Always wear your makeup!”

Since: Jul 12

Syracuse, NY

#770843 Oct 13, 2012
It's funny how you talk about one thing and then get personal attacks. That's very telling of those who do the personal attacks. It shows insecurity and lack of integrity on their end.

I'm an honest person, make good money, pay taxes, have friends who are Republican and Democrat, Christian, Jewish and Atheists and gay and straight while I am more of what one might call a liberal Christian but that doesn't make me liberal in politics. I have never hated anyone and I have no enemies. I know who I am and I don't judge books by covers. Others are always free to do so but in the board room where I am director if someone did that, I would fire them on the spot! I am in charge of my life and CEO and President of my company. The buck stops with me but I do no tolerate personal attacks. I will usually just ignore them which is what I will do after this post.

Life is good if you make it good but personal attacks prove you have a pretty bad life going on at the time.
US give 3rillion 2 Israel

Chicago, IL

#770844 Oct 13, 2012
waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
The thread bigot speaks again.
you must be talking about yourself .
carol

Orlando, FL

#770845 Oct 13, 2012
BlondePrince wrote:
<quoted text>
What's up with personal attacks. You must be a Romney fan and didn't like my non biased post which predicts he loses.
I was a model and made great money that I saved and paid my way through six year not eight of College and I'm a corporate investor and don't care if people judge books by covers or not. Take your personal attacks elsewhere. I don't buy into that kind of BS.
Read the first one which was full of bias..."Obama can lose the next two debates and so on and cannot lose and he knows it. I'm not sure Romney realizes it or not."

But glad you're not voting.
carol

Nicosia, Cyprus

#770846 Oct 13, 2012
BlondePrince wrote:
<quoted text>
What's up with personal attacks. You must be a Romney fan and didn't like my non biased post which predicts he loses.
I was a model and made great money that I saved and paid my way through six year not eight of College and I'm a corporate investor and don't care if people judge books by covers or not. Take your personal attacks elsewhere. I don't buy into that kind of BS.
Oh my, Blonde Prince, this is almost too good to be true! Are you a natural blonde or a Justin Bieber blonde?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#770847 Oct 13, 2012
Yo, Carol. Take a flying leap and get off the defense. Some people here are having an intelligent conversation and are not here for the "happy" icons.

I didn't realize Mormons were so easily offended by others? Real in the personal attacks. Open your mind and be considerate of others.
Romney-R is 4 the rich

Chicago, IL

#770848 Oct 13, 2012
BlondePrince wrote:
<quoted text>
What's up with personal attacks. You must be a Romney fan and didn't like my non biased post which predicts he loses.
I was a model and made great money that I saved and paid my way through six year not eight of College and I'm a corporate investor and don't care if people judge books by covers or not. Take your personal attacks elsewhere. I don't buy into that kind of BS.
Tha's what they do .Bashing anyone who doesn't agree with their racist ,republican agenda
carol

Nicosia, Cyprus

#770849 Oct 13, 2012
Don't go away, Prince, I just need to go powder my nose and I'll come right back and stick it so far up your ass your nipples will pop back out.

“Always wear your makeup!”

Since: Jul 12

Syracuse, NY

#770851 Oct 13, 2012
Someone tell me why I responded to an unregistered troll? I think I made a mistake doing that. I didn't realize at first the poster isn't even registered here.

Topix is changing to making all register and those using proxy servers to hide location will not get away with it. Those never really hide your location so beware of those because most are the kind you buy to download and I assure you the IP addresses you will end up with are well known by hackers and your computer will be filled with spyware day one. Stay away from those things. Just post under your real IP because it is known anyway and you are less likely to end up with viruses on your PC.
carol

Orlando, FL

#770852 Oct 13, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, I get it. You're sort of cute when you're not being a jerk.
Of course I am...cute, that is. You don't know the half of it. Full of common sense and perspective too. Makes some on here crazy.

So...how's the weather in Cyprus?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#770853 Oct 13, 2012
US happy wrote:
http://www.google.com/m?hl=en &gl=us&client=ms-andro id-hms-tmobile-us&source=a ndroid-launcher-widget&q=O bama+bowing+to+Saudi+king+pict ures#miuv=0
This is your president, disgrace and embarrassement around the world...what would he doo in his second term? He is looking for America's best interest, I don't think so.
Maybe he should go and bow to Al Qaeda, maybe than those Muslim fanatics would not kill Americans...Obama is dumbest president ever, w/o his teleprompter and liberal media to wipe his sorry behind, he is lost!
google.com as your source..... Really?
carol

Orlando, FL

#770854 Oct 13, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, it is, Carol, as long as you're not Muslim apparently. Sorry about the cat.
Peaceful Muslims can believe whatever they want to believe too.

They shouldn't get preference over any other religion though.
Romney-R is 4 the rich

Chicago, IL

#770855 Oct 13, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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You have the balls to call anyone a racist!!!!! LOL
apparently I have more balls than anyone here . I speak the truth , the way things are .I'm an American Patriot unlike you a fake .
carol

Orlando, FL

#770856 Oct 13, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Small minded.. Sounds like an interesting proposal, Carol. Rather than criticize, you should open your mind and listen.
Oh, but wait. That's not what Romney wants you to do. Sorry. You're one of them, those who can't think for themselves. Sucks to be you!
The guy is half naked who calls himself "Blond Prince" with the words "Always wear your makeup" underneath.

Bloviating and saying nothing of substance doesn't require an open mind. Just gullibility. That would be right up your alley.
carol

Nicosia, Cyprus

#770857 Oct 13, 2012
Yeahhhh, but, Prince, may I call you Prince? You seem to... skip over some other articles, not just shirts... I'm not complaining, mind you, just curious why man like you come place like this?

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