Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1507982 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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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772027 Oct 15, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
The Obama team still won't answer why they blamed the Benghazi attacks on a video instead of terrorism.
That was the information they received from intelligence sources. After they received the correct information, they immediately changed their account of what happened. It's old news now so please stop beating that same drum. Let's move on and get back to the business of getting our President re-elected.

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Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#772028 Oct 15, 2012
In response to a question about security arrangements in Libya from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Eric Nordstrom—who served as the State Department's top security official in Libya—said a conversation before the incident with the regional director for Near Eastern Affairs left him believing "it was abundantly clear, we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. And the question that we would ask is, again,'How thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through?'" This is hardly a ringing endorsement of the administration's efforts to keep people safe.

There is also an unfolding potential campaign finance scandal Obama must now answer for. "The independently owned website Obama.com , which steers users to the president's campaign donation website, gets most of its traffic from foreign countries, raising questions about the legality of tens of millions of small dollar donations to the campaign, according to a new report" issued by the Government Accountability Institute, the Washington Examiner reported Monday.

"The president's outreach and fundraising," the paper reported, "have targeted websites in Chinese, Arabic, Thai, and Korean."

[See a collection of political cartoons on the 2012 campaign.]

As a general rule, donations from foreign nationals to U.S. political campaigns are illegal. Yet the Obama campaign, as it did in 2008, is generating significant financial support in this arena, often in contributions so small as to not trigger the basic reporting requirements concerning the identity of donors that are standard for contributions over $200.

Instead of addressing either of these things, we have the president's defense of Big Bird, which may be simple enough to explain. The "Muppeteer" who operates the character's costume is, according to some reports, paid around $300,000 per year, which makes Big Bird a "1 percenter" whose tax bill would go up under the Obama plan to let the tax rates in America's highest wage earners rise after the first of the year.

[Take the U.S. News Poll: Does the Big Bird Ad Prove the Obama Campaign Is Getting Desperate?]

The Simpson-Bowles plan for long-term deficit reduction contemplates an increase in federal government spending from its post-war historical average of just over 18 percent to almost 20 or 21 percent, which translates in a revenue spike of $5 trillion over 10 years. That, coupled with the plan's proposed reduction or elimination of $1 trillion in tax deductions and tax credits means, if enacted, Simpson-

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obarry

Oak Hill, WV

#772029 Oct 15, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, America is overrun with illegal Canadians. You're an idiot.
Yet obama is doing nothing about illegal immigration:
In 2008, Obama said that, as President, he would introduce comprehensive immigration reform legislation in his first year. He did not. He has now made the same promise for the first year of his second term.

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772030 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
October 10, 2012
Moderator Of VP Debate Caught In Conflict With Obama
Let's go back to 1991. Who was Barack Obama then? He was not President (2009), he was not a US Senator (2005-2008), he was not a state legislator (1997-2004), he was not a community organizer (1985-1988). He was a senior at Harvard Law, and got a cushy job in Chicago where he got paid to write his book.
So why was he a guest at the wedding of Martha Radditz who is scheduled to moderate tomorrow's Vice Presidential debate? Because he was a friend of the groom, the moderator's husband until 1997. The Daily Caller has the story about all of that AND the cover up by the left stream media.
http://www.bluegrassbulletin.com/2012/10/mode...
The so-called "mainstream" media is trying like hell to bury this story.
... go figure. It's just one of a multitude of stories that prove how far they will go to promote the unpopular so-called liberal agenda.
The wedding was 21 years ago. It has been reported by every media outlet and guess what? Just like the Benghazi incident, nobody cares. The debate she moderated was the V.P. debate. Neither participant was at her wedding. You righties are continually grasping for straws to blow out of proportion because you know your guy Rmoney, who committed TWO FELONIES, is going to get beaten badly in November

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FACT

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#772031 Oct 15, 2012
New Thread: Whites Have No Credibility When it Comes To African History
http://topix.com/forum/afam/TFOFB9OO6JDQN1OCI
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772032 Oct 15, 2012
Eman wrote:
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You can't find that price anywhere in California.
The high price of gas in California is because you people keep electing idiots like Governor Moonbeam. High gas prices in California falls squarely on the shoulders of the people of California.

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772033 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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It was Gunner who posted from the Hezbollah news site that the ambassador was raped and sodomized. He's sick in the head, that kind of stuff turns him on.
Have you noticed the obsession with rape that the rightwingers have?
To their credit, they're only obsessed with "legitimate" rape.

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772034 Oct 15, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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diplomats should carry their own bags and fetch their own coffee....Marines should be reserved for combat functions....
All Marines assigned to diplomatic duty are volunteers.

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772036 Oct 15, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
There are very few aviation records being broken these days. Congratulations to Felix Baumgartner for breaking a big one.
That was some heart stopping moments watching this new record being made.
Meanwhile, an old rock star is going to have some sort of rally -who cares.
People you have lost the ability to know what is NEWS and if you weren't watching-you really did miss out on the moment.
And no tax dollars were used accomplishing this record-breaking scientific event. Just another way President Obama is saving taxpayer dollars.
OBAMA-BIDEN 2012 - BREAKING SCIENTIFIC RECORDS WITH NO TAX DOLLARS!!!

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PDUPONT

Springfield, MA

#772037 Oct 15, 2012
carol wrote:
McKinsey and Company. It was so damaging, the White House even responded to it. http://www.mckinsey.com/Features/US_employer_... (McKinsey & Company, Inc. is an American global management consulting firm that serves as an adviser to many businesses, governments and institutions and is widely recognized as the most prestigious consulting firm in the world.)
Sure Carol the McKinsey study that even employees of the firm said wasn't up to their usual standards. Who paid for the study Carol? McKinsey won't say but their clients include the giants in the energy and extraction industries, big financial and big healthcare concerns. This "study" is at complete odds with other studies done by Rand, the Urban Institute and the CBO. McKinsey itself admits;
"The survey was not intended as a predictive economic analysis of the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Rather, it captured the attitudes of employers and provided an understanding of the factors that could influence decision making related to employee health benefits.
As such, our survey results are not comparable to the healthcare research and analysis conducted by others such as the Congressional Budget Office, RAND and the Urban Institute. Each of those studies employed economic modeling, not opinion surveys, and focused on the impact of healthcare reform on individuals, not employer attitudes.
Comparing the McKinsey survey to economic estimates, such as the CBO’s, is comparing apples to oranges. While the McKinsey Quarterly article about the survey cited CBO estimates, any comparison is not apt. We understand how the language in the article could lead the reader to think the research was a prediction, but it is not. "
Your "study" amounts to nothing.

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772038 Oct 15, 2012
louir570 wrote:
Romeny did not take a money as salary when he was governor of Mass. He returned the $135,000 salary back to the state. Obama wants to say tax the rich - he got a #12,500 tax return this year. Why don't he pay more taxes? Romeny will win in 2012!!!
Rmoney took millions in perks as Governor of Mass. while dropping the state to 47th in new job creation. He served one failed term before getting booted out.

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PDUPONT

Springfield, MA

#772039 Oct 15, 2012
carol wrote:
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Is the Bureau of Labor and Statistics real enough?
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.ht...
At least the U-6 unemployment rate dropped 0.3 points from 15.0 in July to 14.7 in September.
Should we get out the champagne now or wait until later?
Hey stupid! The numbers in all of the categories are dropping. They'd drop even more if the GOP controlled House decided to stop blocking actual job creating legislation.

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772040 Oct 15, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Bush = 3000 civilians
Obama = 4 foreign consulate workers..I guess that means you're winning?
Bush: Asleep at the wheel on 9-11 and after Katrina.
Obama: Immediate stern response to the Gulf oil spill and the Benghazi incident. Killed Bin Laden.

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772041 Oct 15, 2012
President Starky wrote:
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They wont be taken away.
Those of us who know where our rights come from will restore the united states and eliminate those who would try to take our guns in the first place.
That is our right.
So you advocate "eliminating" law enforcement officers? That's why you gun nuts need to be disarmed.

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George Soros

Oak Hill, WV

#772042 Oct 15, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
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Bush: Asleep at the wheel on 9-11 and after Katrina.
Obama: Immediate stern response to the Gulf oil spill and the Benghazi incident. Killed Bin Laden.
Wow, you are changing history:

The Obama administration was slow to ramp up its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, then overreacted as public criticism turned the disaster into a political liability, the staff of a special commission investigating the disaster say in papers released Wednesday.

In four papers issued by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, commission investigators fault the administration for giving too much credence to initial estimates that just 1,000 barrels of oil a day were flowing from the ruptured BP BP -0.67% PLC well, and for later allowing political concerns to drive decisions such as how to deploy people and material—such as oil-containing boom—to contain the spreading oil.
As the spill dragged on into late May, the spill commission staff wrote, the administration appears to have misdirected resources in its efforts to counter the public view that its response was inadequate. By May 27, polls showed that 60% of respondents thought the government was doing a poor job of responding to the spill, the commission staff wrote.

obama and company had more important issues to attend to, vacations and such.
PDUPONT

Springfield, MA

#772043 Oct 15, 2012
carol wrote:
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It's limping along at a snail's pace. Obama promised unemployment would be below 5% with his stimulus. It only dropped 0.3 points last month after being over 8% for 42 months. Things are going to get much, much worse when Obamacare kicks in. We're already witnessing the consequences now.
How can you ignore this? You seem pretty intelligent.
You're still spreading that lie? It wasn't a promise stupid; it was a projection based on the available data but updated information showed that the economy was in worse shape than originally thought. Most economists argued that the stimulus should have been larger but Obama got what he could get. Again you're totally ignoring the fact that the GOP has been blocking any kind of legislation that would put people to work and stimulate the economy.
Get off of you Obamacare rant nitwit. Romneycare has been the law in Massachusetts for six years and the economy in that state is doing better than the national average.

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#772044 Oct 15, 2012
I will not vote for him. He has no morals or faith.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#772048 Oct 15, 2012
ABC Washington Post poll reveals President Obama with a 3 point lead 49 percent to 46 percent. Ouch Biden hurt. 10-15-2012.

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Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#772049 Oct 15, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>That was the information they received from intelligence sources. After they received the correct information, they immediately changed their account of what happened. It's old news now so please stop beating that same drum. Let's move on and get back to the business of getting our President re-elected.
Obama was still blaming the video 2 weeks later. Do you call that immediately?

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Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#772050 Oct 15, 2012
George Soros wrote:
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Wow, you are changing history:
The Obama administration was slow to ramp up its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, then overreacted as public criticism turned the disaster into a political liability, the staff of a special commission investigating the disaster say in papers released Wednesday.
In four papers issued by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, commission investigators fault the administration for giving too much credence to initial estimates that just 1,000 barrels of oil a day were flowing from the ruptured BP BP -0.67% PLC well, and for later allowing political concerns to drive decisions such as how to deploy people and material—such as oil-containing boom—to contain the spreading oil.
As the spill dragged on into late May, the spill commission staff wrote, the administration appears to have misdirected resources in its efforts to counter the public view that its response was inadequate. By May 27, polls showed that 60% of respondents thought the government was doing a poor job of responding to the spill, the commission staff wrote.
obama and company had more important issues to attend to, vacations and such.
It was not the U.S. Government's responsibility to clean up the spill. It was BP's responsibility.

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