Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274451 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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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771634 Oct 14, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"silly"
Ine is not required to be president to speak his/her mind. Particularly when the speak is truth.
Peace
Have you been hanging out in Kentucky?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#771635 Oct 14, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
It is also important to note, though one will not find it in the economists’ report, that much of the legislated increase in the deficit under President Obama resulted from tax cuts. According to the Congressional Budget Office, tax cuts in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 reduced revenues by $253 billion between 2009 and 2011 – about a third of the budgetary cost of the stimulus package.
Further tax cuts agreed to by President Obama in 2010 added another $354 billion to the deficit in 2011 and a similar amount this year. Thus about $1 trillion of the deficit since 2009 came from tax cuts.
Most economists believe that running large deficits during cyclical upturns is a bad idea because they overstimulate the economy when it’s not needed and thus sow the seeds of economic imbalances that lead to subsequent recessions. One can argue that George W. Bush’s budgetary profligacy was a major cause of the 2007-9 recession – the longest and deepest of the postwar era.
Even if one isn’t willing to go that far, it is apparent that had Mr. Bush reduced budget deficits rather than enlarging them through tax cuts and spending increases for wars, pork-barrel projects and a new entitlement program (Medicare Part D), the federal government would have had more fiscal ammunition available to fight the recession that President Obama inherited from President Bush.
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/...
Please be specific.
What is the verbiage in the legislation that reduced taxes.
Who's taxes were reduced?
And, why did Obama reduce revenue at a time the debt was threatening our existence?

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#771636 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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That is not charitable, that is money laundering to avoid taxes.
"silly"
Bullsh*t!!!!!
Peace
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#771637 Oct 14, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>__if the Benghazi mission needed security it would have had real security.
I think there is no "if" they needed more security. 4 dead people answered that.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#771638 Oct 14, 2012
The topix censors are on the job. "bullshiit" in their mind is inappropriate language. I'll probably have to change the spelling to "bullsh*t.
Peace
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771639 Oct 14, 2012
Arlen Spector died

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#771640 Oct 14, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Mr. Bush inherited a budget surplus of $236 billion from Mr. Clinton in 2000, which fell to $128 billion in 2001[9/11/2001]. 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 [1 years after democrats took control of congress].
I put historical content in for ya.
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#771641 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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BFD, who cares?
No one on your side. It was the plan to run interference for pugs biden.
What do you think it was. Moderator hell. Martha was there to distract Ryan and help the pathetic VP.
Everyone is talking about how many times joe interupted Ryan and you need to count how many times Martha did and she changed the subject over and over when Ryan was trying to make a point.
Trouble with this whole sleazy mess is America watched it and it can't be denied or pushed under the carpet like the administration did with the deaths of our people.
lily you haven't changed one bit.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#771642 Oct 14, 2012
Jump from space is on. The person is doing his final checks.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#771643 Oct 14, 2012
Brokaw: 'Obama Is Going to Have to Answer For’ Exploding Budget Deficit On His Watch'

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#771644 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.
Where's Mitts tax returns?
Liberals...vote early, vote often.

At the IRS...why don't you write them a letter asking for them?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771645 Oct 14, 2012
Bruce Springsteen to campaign for Obama in Ohio, Iowa

October 13, 2012|Jeff Mason | Reuters
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771646 Oct 14, 2012
SHADOW wrote:
<quoted text>
No one on your side. It was the plan to run interference for pugs biden.
What do you think it was. Moderator hell. Martha was there to distract Ryan and help the pathetic VP.
Everyone is talking about how many times joe interupted Ryan and you need to count how many times Martha did and she changed the subject over and over when Ryan was trying to make a point.
Trouble with this whole sleazy mess is America watched it and it can't be denied or pushed under the carpet like the administration did with the deaths of our people.
lily you haven't changed one bit.
Bullshyt, Biden clearly won the debate, your guy was out of his league. Stop the whining.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771647 Oct 14, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"silly"
Bullsh*t!!!!!
Peace
$28 million filtered into CA to create Prop 8 against gay marriage. This was in conjunction with Focus in the Family (Eric Prince, Blackwater) and the Catholic Church.
What in the hell is charitable about that?
Mitt uses his charitable donations to the Mormon Church to launder money. Are you that dumb?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771648 Oct 14, 2012
Bruce Springsteen will hit the campaign trail on President Barack Obama's behalf.

The musician will join former President Bill Clinton at a free rally in Parma, Ohio, on Thursday, two days after the second presidential debate. Obama will not attend the rally. Springsteen will also do a separate event Thursday.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#771649 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Bullshyt, Biden clearly won the debate, your guy was out of his league. Stop the whining.
Using your logic, Obama was out of his league.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#771650 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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$28 million filtered into CA to create Prop 8 against gay marriage. This was in conjunction with Focus in the Family (Eric Prince, Blackwater) and the Catholic Church.
What in the hell is charitable about that?
Mitt uses his charitable donations to the Mormon Church to launder money. Are you that dumb?
You're stuck on stupid with that argument.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#771651 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
Bruce Springsteen to campaign for Obama in Ohio, Iowa
October 13, 2012|Jeff Mason | Reuters
"A new study undertaken by the University of Minnesota has suggested that listening to mainstream rock music can make people 'racist'.

Apparently, after listening to mainstream rock music like Bruce Springsteen, the white students favoured other white students in regards to sharing college funds, over black and Latino students."
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#771652 Oct 14, 2012
DB DIPPPPPSCHITT?

Your boss Mitt Romney said the President has all control! His job is to make it right.

BUSH/CHENEY REPUBLICANS BORROWED $5 TRILLION!

Mitt Romney says so!

Is he lying again?

Meanwhile your state has 8 million uninsured.

Tell your gutless wonder republican governor to get right on that! Your boss Mitt Romney said so!

(fred did not use commie Kenyan crappppp yet: I went off on you for all the times you did!!! ;) gfy!)
DBWriter wrote:
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Please excuse me if I confuse you with facts.
The Democrats took full control of the purse strings of government when the deficit was 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion dollars, and the debt was 5 trillion dollars.
Please tell us what the deficit and debt grew to under control of the Democrats.
Thank you.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#771653 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
Bruce Springsteen will hit the campaign trail on President Barack Obama's behalf.
The musician will join former President Bill Clinton at a free rally in Parma, Ohio, on Thursday, two days after the second presidential debate. Obama will not attend the rally. Springsteen will also do a separate event Thursday.
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/...
"Bruce Springsteen: The 'Boss' of Mediocrity

Bruce Springsteen has come out with a new album, an event that gladdens the hearts of millions of his fans in the United States and around the globe.

With a recording career spanning almost four decades, including several top 10 singles; 17 albums, at least 60 million LPs sold in the U.S. alone, and hundreds of sold-out concerts, Bruce is a bona fide rock-and-roll superstar and pop culture giant.

He's also the worst, most boring and overrated “rock star” in history."

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