Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1498520 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

#772184 Oct 15, 2012
fred wrote:
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The Kenyan failed to report on the Libya operation and violated the War Powers Act. Republicans should have impeached the lizard.
Clinton will not take this sitting down.
That Bus Is Rolling ...Hillary's Headed Under?(damaging details to trickle out)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Town Hall ^| 10/14/12 | Carol Platt Liebau
As Eliana Johnson points out over at NRO, this morning, David Axelrod continued to throw Hillary Clinton and the State Department under the bus....
What a load, where's the tax returns? How will Romney pay for his 20% tax cut? Will he try to overturn roe v. Wade? Is he really pro choice?
What about pre existing conditions? Medicare? Or vouchercare?
Will he try to privatize social security? Sell off national parks? Drill everywhere to destroy our beaches?
Mitt will do what he does best, load up debt, go bankrupt.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#772185 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Oh yes, those mangy rabid dogs are chewing on that bone until it splinters and they choke! And the car thief arsonist will waste more money trying to validate himself, meanwhile; where are the tax returns? No one wants a million cash from Larry Flynt? The pathetic VHB keeps repeating the 400 word review of Ben Afflecks film Hoping to get attention, and Fred thinks citizens united is his friend, along with the few nuts who tweet him
Wasn't it Graham who was recently wondering if there were enough cranky old white men to keep the republican party going? Well, once again, those crappy old white men try to use brave, young, dead men to advance their agenda. It would be nice if anyone who hasn't seen "Capitalism: A Love Story" weren't allowed to post anything economy related.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#772186 Oct 15, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>""We don't have all of the information yet so we are still gathering," he says. He says there is "no doubt" that "it wasn't just a mob action."
Thanks for proving the poster's point. It's not Obama that's a joke; it's you--but you're just not a very good one. With minds like yours, it's no wonder Mittens, the Vampire capitalist, is moving jobs to overseas twenty-cents-an-hour workers.
Did I forget to post this part:

Sept 12:

Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens is reported dead with three other Americans in the Benghazi attack.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemns "this senseless act of violence," saying some have sought to justify the attack and protests "as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet."

President Obama says in a Rose Garden statement that an investigation is underway. He condemns the attackers and in an allusion to the video he says the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but all must oppose such senseless violence against public servants.

U.S. intelligence agencies conclude internally that the incident was a planned terror attack likely by al-Qaeda affiliates on the embassy in order to release resources to respond, according to reports from several news media outlets.

Obama is interviewed on 60 Minutes and defends his Mideast policies as aligning the USA with democracy, saying, "There are going to be bumps in the road."

Republican members of Congress say they are have been told by intelligence officials that the Benghazi attack was a well-planned assault timed to the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, not an anti-video protest gone awry.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#772187 Oct 15, 2012
The right-wing argument of a “liberal media bias” is a complete myth.

The current media coverage of Obama v. Romney....

According to a recent Pew study, favorable coverage of Romney spiked after his primary win in Michigan. Before the Michigan primary, Romney had an anemic 33% favorable rating with media outlets, versus 37% favorable for Obama. After his win? Favorable media coverage for Romney skyrocketed to 47%, versus just 25% favorable for Obama. In fact, according to the study:

Of all the presidential candidates studied in this report, only one figure did not have a single week in 2012 when positive coverage exceeded negative coverage—the incumbent, Democrat Barack Obama.
While a sitting president may have access to the “bully pulpit,” that does not mean he has control of the media narrative, particularly during the other party’s primary season. In Obama’s case, his negative coverage was driven by several factors. One was the consistent criticism leveled at him by each of the Republican contenders during primary season.

According to a new study conducted by FAIR:

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, the Sunday morning talk shows highlighted more Republican guests than Democrats:

In the eight-month study period, partisan-affiliated one-on-one interviews were 70 percent Republican—166 guests to Democrats’ 70.
Unlike the one-on-one interviews, these roundtable segments include some voices from outside the two parties; partisan sources—who leaned Republican, 180 to 109—accounted for less than half of the guests. But the nonpartisan guests didn’t alter the right’s advantage, with Republicans and/or conservatives making 282 appearances to 164 by Democrats and progressives (categories that are less interchangeable).

Women were just 29 percent of roundtable guests. The ethnic diversity was similarly woeful: 85 percent white and 11 percent African-American, with 3 percent Latino. Other ethnicities made up an additional 2 percent of roundtable guests.

The most frequent interview guest was Rep. Michele Bachmann, who made 17 one-on-one appearances. Republican Sen. John McCain, a Sunday show fixture, was interviewed eight times.
Even when the shows attempted more balance, the Democrats and left-leaning guests tend to be of a more moderate variety than the Republicans.

From Jan. 2 through April 15, Romney’s coverage was 39 percent positive, 32 percent negative, and 29 percent neutral, the researchers found. Obama’s coverage was 18 percent positive, 34 percent negative, and 34 percent neutral. That means Romney’s depiction by the media was more than twice as positive as the president’s. So much for liberal bias.

Even in the heated battle over the debt ceiling last year and the continued mudslinging over the budget, the debt and the deficit, the budget put forth by the Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, has been completely ignored and never mentioned once in the mainstream media.

Right and Early
Sunday morning shows are GOP TV

Republicans can whine all they want about the non-existent liberal media bias, but the facts, as usual, prove them wrong.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#772188 Oct 15, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>yes and you are the intelligentsia of the liberals. ROTFLMAO.
43 percent of liberals confess they like to 'show off'.
75% of liberals describe themselves as 'intellectuals'-- liberals are nothing more than mind twisting communists.
" the smart people will never vote for us" Rick Santorum

Fishers, IN

#772189 Oct 15, 2012
By popular demand, here's round 2 of "Mitt Romney debates himself": VIDEO

Like the original—which now has 1.8 million views and growing—this video is a reminder that no matter what Mitt Romney says he believes, you can be pretty damn sure that not too long ago he said that he believed the exact opposite.

Fishers, IN

#772190 Oct 15, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
OK, now I only have two naked men in the basement.
Pre or post coital?

Middletown, CT

#772191 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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That FOX can only come up with 18 ACORN convictions from 2008.
Now that's some funny shyte.
uh...did Obama win by more than 18 votes?
Your view is extremely limited. No surprise there.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772192 Oct 15, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
Global warming ended 16 years ago-
"The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.
The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.
This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.
The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported."
Wow, it looks like global warming is a natural trend that occurs in cycles.
Another moronic global warming denier. The highest average yearly global temperatures since we started measuring have occurred since 1997.

The only thong that ended was the right whiners deciding to no longer believe in science.

Middletown, CT

#772193 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Want a binky?
Nah, you can keep it.

Middletown, CT

#772194 Oct 15, 2012

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#772195 Oct 15, 2012
fred wrote:
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The Kenyan flew to a Las Vegas fund raiser while the ambassador was being raped and killed. The communist Kenyan is a callous, selfish bastard
End of story.
The Connecticut Cowboy read a book about Goats, looked for a "secured location," and took photos in Air Force One to be sent to top contributors.

You still salivating to that debunked rape lie? Very and Sandusky prep school roomies?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#772196 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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That FOX can only come up with 18 ACORN convictions from 2008.
Now that's some funny shyte.
uh...did Obama win by more than 18 votes?
But voter registration fraud is different. ACORN group submitted over 1.3 million voter registrations in 2008. More than a third were rejected and dozens of ACORN operatives were convicted. The non-partisan Pew Center on the States, in a recent study cited in USA Today, indicated that more than 24 million voter registration records in the US, about one in eight, are inaccurate, out-of-date, or duplicates. Some 2.8 million people are registered in two or more states, and 1.8 million registered voters are dead.

To suggest there isn't a problem is either uninformed, naive or dishonest.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#772197 Oct 15, 2012
Romney's "bounce" starting to resemble the bounce of a bowling ball in a sandbox.........

A new ABC/Washington Post poll is out, and it shows
Obama ahead nationally among likely voters 49%-46%.

That's not too surprising, but what is surprising is that the poll shows no post-debate surge for Romney. Obama was ahead by two points on September 29 and he's ahead by three points today.

More interesting is the chart below, showing that Obama outpolls Romney on every specific issue except for the deficit — which certainly attests to the power of brand management, since there's really no good reason to think that Romney would be any better at reducing the deficit than Obama. Quite the contrary, in fact: Romney has given us every reason to think that his real priorities are cutting taxes and raising defense spending. Aside from that, though, what I found most intriguing was the very strong belief that Obama would be better at handling an unexpected crisis. The "no-drama Obama" schtick might not work so well in a national debate, but in real life it sure seems to be a winner.

Middletown, CT

#772198 Oct 15, 2012
"Well we weren’t told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security there." - Joe Biden, regarding security at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772199 Oct 15, 2012
Leosnana, I've always loved your hair... your eyes... your lips...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#772201 Oct 15, 2012
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Here is the skinny liar.
Our fantastic Democratic President Clinton turned over a USA economy that was generating full employment, surplus and everything was great for everybody!
Now: if Bush had just sat there and "let it ride" this perfect economy would have generated $6 trillion in debt reduction! Even with wars would have generated $4 trillion!
But no.
Bush/Cheney had to have tax cuts for the richest!
So, surplus $6 trillion towards debt reduction was turned into $5 trillion of additional debt!
That is a $11 trillion swing in the wrong direction!
The biggest ripoff in history! The Republican projections of the economy never came true. Tax cuts have increased the debt. They borrowed to hand out millions to billionaires!
A chimp could have sat there and did better by doing nothing.
So?$11 trillion up in smoke! Still have millions without insurance? They solved nothing! But rich guys have more money.
Mitt Romney says: hey! That looks great! Let's do it again! Only this time ramp up those rich guy tax cuts 4 times more! Insane.
He will cut Medicare, social security, Medicaid, affordable care act, raise taxes on regular folks.......and ruin the country again.
In the wake of a recession that began roughly seven weeks after President Bush took office, America experienced six years of uninterrupted economic growth and a record 52 straight months of job creation that produced more than 8 million new jobs. During the Bush presidency, the unemployment rate averaged 5.3 percent. We saw labor-productivity gains that averaged 2.5 percent annually — a rate that exceeds the averages of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Real after-tax income per capita increased by more than 11 percent. And from 2000 to 2007, real GDP grew by more than 17 percent, a gain of nearly $2.1 trillion.

Middletown, CT

#772202 Oct 15, 2012
What to Make of Declining Democratic Registration?

Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from four years ago. Of that reduction, 44 percent is in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.…

Ohio is not alone. An August study by the left-leaning think tank Third Way showed that the Democratic voter registration decline in eight key swing states outnumbered the Republican decline by a 10-to-one ratio. In Florida, Democratic registration is down 4.9 percent, in Iowa down 9.5.

Aren't American Idol ratings down too?

Fishers, IN

#772203 Oct 15, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Your view is extremely limited. No surprise there.
Oh sure. Limited.

So what about that deal in Florida? And Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia?

No point in you being limited. You're the guy who thinks that 10 cases of voter impersonation since 2000 are a big deal, so tell us what kind of big deal RNC hired vote fraud might end up being? Or would the outcome hinge on who's running the DOJ come January? Kind of like what happened in 2004.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#772204 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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You tell us what Barney said but you don't tell us how he put words into action.
Because you can't. But I can put Bush's actions to his words.
Last June, I issued a challenge to everyone involved in the housing industry to help increase the number of minority families to be home owners. And what I'm talking about, I'm talking about your bankers and your brokers and developers, as well as members of faith-based community and community programs. And the response to the home owners challenge has been very strong and very gratifying. Twenty-two public and private partners have signed up to help meet our national goal. Partners in the mortgage finance industry are encouraging homeownership by purchasing more loans made by banks to African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.
Representatives of the real estate and homebuilding industries, through their nationwide networks or affiliates, are committed to broadening homeownership. They made the commitment to help meet the national goal we set.
Freddie Mae -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- I see the heads who are here; I want to thank you all for coming --(laughter)-- have committed to provide more money for lenders. They've committed to help meet the shortage of capital available for minority home buyers.
You can live in the denial that is necessary from all who voted for Bush, but you can't wipe his words from the internet.
In case you weren't paying attention, here's what really happened in Congress with the obviously failed CRA and how the Democrat program collapsed our economy:
Here's the link to read the Democrats negotiating for no effective oversight of the Democrats' idiotic subprime housing mortgage underwriting program that collapsed our economy. In the article you also see the Director of OFHEO citing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for cooking the books to hide the massive CRA failures that were a known threat to our economy as early as 2003. ...
Now, let's look at a time line. After the Republicans gave to the Democrats what they wanted, no effective oversight of the Democrat program that collapsed our economy, the Democrats supported the Iraq operation. That's when they were for the Iraq front before they were against it.
Barney Frank doing... how did you put it?
"...lessen the housing GSEs' commitment to low-income homebuyers."
Wow. What bullshit. Let's get a real Barney Frank quote on the subject:
Barney Frank - " I do think I do not want the same kind of focus on safety and soundness that we have in OCC [Office of the Comptroller of the Currency] and OTS [Office of Thrift Supervision]. I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing."
That kind of blows a hole through the keel of your bullshit, doesn't it?

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