Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772105 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
In case you get bored with the debate
Rules for Bullshit Bingo:
1. Before Barrack Obama's next televised speech, prepare your "Bullshit Bingo" card by drawing a square.
I find that 5" x 5" is a good size -- and dividing it into columns --five across and five down. That will give you 25 1-inch blocks.
2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:
. Restored our reputation
. Strategic fit
. Let me be clear
. Make no mistake
. Back from the brink
. Signs of recovery
. Out of the loop
. Benchmark
. Job creation
. Fiscal restraint
. Win-win
. Affordable health care
. Previous Administration
. Greed on Wall Street
. At the end of the day
. Empower (or empowerment)
. Touch base
. Mindset
. Corporate greed
. Ballpark
. Game plan
. Leverage
. Inherited as in "I inherited this mess"
. Relief for working families (alternate - "unprecedented")
3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.
4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout
"BULLSHIT!"
Testimonials from past satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:
"I had been listening to the speech for only five minutes when I won." -
Jack W., Boston
"My attention span during speeches has improved dramatically." - David D.,
Florida
"What a gas! Speeches will never be the same for me after my first win." -
Bill R., New York City
"The atmosphere was tense in the last speech as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." - Ben G., Denver
"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed "BULLSHIT!" for the third time in two hours." - Harry A, Chantilly
"This is the most fun I have ever had with my pants up!" Robert H.
Don't forget slamming using the phrase "trickle down anythng"!!

(while in ACTUALITY-
back in 1980 during a similar economic downturn President Ronald Reagan took the exact opposite approach as Barack Obama. Reagan cut taxes and regulations. When Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Act at his ranch in 1981, it was the largest tax cut in American history. And it was a massive success. Jobs were created. In 15 months in 1983-84 job growth was 4,655,000, while in the comparable 15 months in 2011-12 it was 2,475,000, just a little more than half as many. The average GDP during Ronald Reagan’s 4th year in office was a whopping 7.75%.)

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!!
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#772107 Oct 15, 2012
Liberal Media Bias

Question everything you hear, read or see from ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/NYT/WAPO/LAT.

(1) Neil King is a political reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He is married to Shailagh Murray who left a reporting job at the Washington Post to take the job of Joe Biden’s communications director. She replaced Jay Carney who moved to the White House and who himself left Time to take the communications director role for Biden.

(2) John Harris of the Politico is married to an abortion rights activist who used to run NARAL Virginia.

(3) The Politico’s Chief Washington Correspondent, Jonathan Allen, left the Politico to work for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, then returned to the Politico.

(4) Andy Barr of the Politico left the Politico to work for the Democratic National Committee and now works for Richard Carmona, the Democrats’ candidate for Senate in Arizona against Jeff Flake.

(5) George Stephanopolous of ABC News used to be a strategist for Bill Clinton and even after becoming Chief Washington Correspondent still engaged in regular conversations with Rahm Emanuel, James Carville, and Paul Begala from the Clinton days.(Ironic, isn’t it, that John Harris wrote that story)

(6) Michael Scherer of Time, where Jay Carney left to go to Joe Biden’s office, got his start in left wing publications, as did Ezra Klein of the Washington Post who famously created the left wing Journolist filled with Washington journalists and pundits to bounce around themes in the left wing echo chamber.

(7) Linda Douglass of ABC News left ABC to serve as Chief Propaganda Officer for the Obama White House in charge of getting Obamacare through.

(8) Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times made up the story about President George H. W. Bush being surprised and taken aback by a common supermarket check out scanner. The story was made up by Rosenthal who was not even present. Andrew Rosenthal is now the Editor of the New York Times Editorial Page.

(9) The BuzzFeed crew are mostly left of center, hang out with left of center reporters and pundits, and the media considers them and their cat GIFs the second coming of a supposedly objective Huffington Post.

(10) Chuck Todd of NBC is married to a former DNC staffer and he worked as a Democratic staffer to Senator Tom Harkin. He works with Chris Matthews who worked for a Democrat in Congress and Jimmy Carter. They both work with Andrea Mitchell who is married to Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. And they’re all just a degree or two removed from Tawana Brawley thanks to their relationship with MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
XASP

San Pedro, CA

#772108 Oct 15, 2012
Thomper UK wrote:
Very rarely is so much expectation laid to rest on one persons shoulders.
Obama will NEVER be able to live up to the expectations and hype of this circus of an election.
I feel sorry for the bloke.
Here is Obama talking about MMA

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#772109 Oct 15, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
If you want to exercise Stupidity, try talking to the mirror. This is neither the time nor the place, Babycakes.
Sure Twinks, whatever you say. Here's a heads up... cruising straight, married guys on political message boards ain't a good idea. Brings to mind bathroom stalls and airports. That's why there's gay sites.....this ain't one of em. Slither on over to one of those where you can be with your own kind and probably have a better shot at finding somebody who goes in for your form of soliciting. Hell, if you ever do find that right time and place, you might even work up the courage to finally out yourself Twinkie. Happy Trails Chuckles.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#772110 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney/Ryan in a landslide with over 300 electoral votes.
Get ready to see the exact same thing you saw in the mid-term elections when the American people handed the Democrats their asses to them.
Those same people will be voting again this time, and the last time they voted it was a referrendum on Obama.
Wake up. Smell the coffee. It was only a dream you had. It wasn't real.
You've been eating those magic mushrooms?
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#772111 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The appearance, mostly in Cleveland's predominantly black neighborhoods, of billboards warning against voter fraud is constitutionally protected speech.
It is also insulting, demeaning, belittling speech—coming from people who choose to remain anonymous—and a despicable election tactic.
The billboards, posted here and in Cincinnati and Milwaukee by what has been identified only as a private family foundation, insinuate that the neighborhoods in which they are found are hotbeds of voter fraud, which, of course, they are not.
http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/20...
It's already been established - it's a fact - that voter fraud exists and that one fraudulent vote can influence an election.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772112 Oct 15, 2012
Jesus H Flynt Esquire wrote:
<quoted text>
If you only knew how much of you're money was pissed away in Iraq.I agree don't vote in snobs who outsource jobs, re-elect someone creating jobs working tirelessly too get people back to work.The deregulation of Wall Street under Bush is going to take along time to heal.
So....WTH we doing in Libya??????????aside from violating war powers acts and aiding and abetting failed statehood terrorism?)

Donley’s best estimate, given to reporters at a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, was that the war has cost the Air Force about $75 million so far, with expenses running to $4 million a day. That was the bill when 89 U.S. planes were directly or indirectly involved in the combat mission. Now he expects it to drop, but to what, he didn’t say.

By contrast, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Congress last week that without a U.S. combat role in the Libya war, he expects the bill to run to $40 million per month. That doesn’t exactly match the Air Force’s tally. By Donley’s figures, if the Air Force slashed its costs for the war in half, it would still exceed Gates’ totals — and that’s not counting the Navy’s contribution.

None of this confusion should come as a surprise. The Libya war was launched on the fly and its goals are uncertain. No wonder the war bill is written with an Etch-a-Sketch.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Stellar business EXPERIENCE For ALL of America-IN America again.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#772113 Oct 15, 2012
(and that was 2011 GUESSTIMATE costs thus far!!)
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#772114 Oct 15, 2012
Jesus H Flynt Esquire wrote:
<quoted text>
If you only knew how much of you're money was pissed away in Iraq.I agree don't vote in snobs who outsource jobs, re-elect someone creating jobs working tirelessly too get people back to work.The deregulation of Wall Street under Bush is going to take along time to heal.
How much is spent on campaign ads? Everyday piles of full color 8x10 double sided ads arrive to go in the trash, and we know they don't come cheap. Who is influenced by tv ads anyway?
Citizens United has to be overturned
Pedro

San Diego, CA

#772115 Oct 15, 2012
Yes, time to heal. A time to sow, a time to reap, a time to something,something, a time to cast away stones, a time for everything under heaven. It's coming!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772116 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You forgot to answer the post:
Ok, tell me where I'm wrong.
There are many statements in the post. Identify the statement(s) that are wrong and tell us why it is wrong.
I'll help you. Here's the post again:
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I know I've explained this to you before, but I'll do it one more time. You know, no child left behind.
In case you're like Obama and have never read the Constitution, this is an important point to understand when you discuss the debt and deficit:
Congress has full control of all the purse strings of the US government. The president cannot invent programs to spend on. Only Congress can do that. Only Congress can determine how much to spend on each of the programs only Congress can authorize.
Now, let's review some recent American history:
The Republicans turned over to the Democrats all the purse strings of the US government in January, 2007, with a declining 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion dollar deficit. The Democrats have increased that deficit ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED PERCENT to 2.4 trillion dollars.
The Republicans turned over to the Democrats a total public debt of 5 trillion dollars in January, 2007. The Democrats have more than tripled that debt which is 16 trillion dollars today.
Now, if you repeat the same ignorant stuff you've been regurgitating here, we can accurately describe you as a liar.
And, 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.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1222905743912...
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.
And, another time line is very telling.
The Democrats took full control of all oversight of the Democrats' idiotic subpriime housing loan program in January, 2007. After less than 2 years of Democrat oversight of that program, it collapsed our economy.
Now, where am I wrong?
Wrong. Wanna tell us why Bush didn't want rein in F&F?

Bush: The Administration strongly believes that the housing GSEs should be focused on their core housing mission, particularly with respect to low-income Americans and first-time homebuyers. Instead, provisions of H.R. 1461 that expand mortgage purchasing authority would lessen the housing GSEs' commitment to low-income homebuyers.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php...

That bill was the one where Mike Oxely said the WH gave Congress a one finger salute.

FYI....the co-sponser of that bill was Barney Frank. Who I'm pretty sure is a Democrat.

BTW..."Congress has full control of all the purse strings of the US government."

Nice to see the acknowledgement that Obama doesn't set the budget.
Pedro

San Diego, CA

#772117 Oct 15, 2012
I have inoperable cancer and I don't know who else to talk to about it?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772118 Oct 15, 2012
Gunner wrote:
<quoted text>
It's already been established - it's a fact - that voter fraud exists and that one fraudulent vote can influence an election.
LOL

established?

LOL

Yes, you are correct. That Nathan Sproul dude did the trick. Just ask John Kerry.
Pedro

San Diego, CA

#772119 Oct 15, 2012
Kim Jong Il is dead. Osama bin Laden is dead. Anwar Sadat is dead. Why is Obama killing everyone over there?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772120 Oct 15, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
You really are a racist pig. Talk about nutjobs...
Hard to believe you don't visit any right wing nutjob sites.
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#772121 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Citizens United has to be overturned
Right, because we all know now that corporations are run and staffed by aliens.

You want CU gone, union influence goes too.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772122 Oct 15, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Liberal Media Bias
Question everything you hear, read or see from ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/NYT/WAPO/LAT.
(1) Neil King is a political reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He is married to Shailagh Murray who left a reporting job at the Washington Post to take the job of Joe Biden’s communications director. She replaced Jay Carney who moved to the White House and who himself left Time to take the communications director role for Biden.
(2) John Harris of the Politico is married to an abortion rights activist who used to run NARAL Virginia.
(3) The Politico’s Chief Washington Correspondent, Jonathan Allen, left the Politico to work for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, then returned to the Politico.
(4) Andy Barr of the Politico left the Politico to work for the Democratic National Committee and now works for Richard Carmona, the Democrats’ candidate for Senate in Arizona against Jeff Flake.
(5) George Stephanopolous of ABC News used to be a strategist for Bill Clinton and even after becoming Chief Washington Correspondent still engaged in regular conversations with Rahm Emanuel, James Carville, and Paul Begala from the Clinton days.(Ironic, isn’t it, that John Harris wrote that story)
(6) Michael Scherer of Time, where Jay Carney left to go to Joe Biden’s office, got his start in left wing publications, as did Ezra Klein of the Washington Post who famously created the left wing Journolist filled with Washington journalists and pundits to bounce around themes in the left wing echo chamber.
(7) Linda Douglass of ABC News left ABC to serve as Chief Propaganda Officer for the Obama White House in charge of getting Obamacare through.
(8) Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times made up the story about President George H. W. Bush being surprised and taken aback by a common supermarket check out scanner. The story was made up by Rosenthal who was not even present. Andrew Rosenthal is now the Editor of the New York Times Editorial Page.
(9) The BuzzFeed crew are mostly left of center, hang out with left of center reporters and pundits, and the media considers them and their cat GIFs the second coming of a supposedly objective Huffington Post.
(10) Chuck Todd of NBC is married to a former DNC staffer and he worked as a Democratic staffer to Senator Tom Harkin. He works with Chris Matthews who worked for a Democrat in Congress and Jimmy Carter. They both work with Andrea Mitchell who is married to Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. And they’re all just a degree or two removed from Tawana Brawley thanks to their relationship with MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
thank you for giving substantiave backup to the msm media bias that is easily obvious. I'm guessing the Obamabot who attached a funny icon to your post, has the same manic laugh as Biden. maybe it was Biden.
mr owl II

Oklahoma City, OK

#772124 Oct 15, 2012
Pres Obama, Stimulus goodies, and lets investigate all the fraud...

"Feds have more than 1,900 investigations open into alleged stimulus wrongdoing"

http://www.washingtonguardian.com/stimulating...
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#772125 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>

LOL
Yes, you are correct.
Yes, I am. LOL
mr owl II

Oklahoma City, OK

#772126 Oct 15, 2012
Democrats, Pelosi, and something about reading...

"Nancy Pelosi says she read Obamacare bill"

http://blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/2012/10/11/...

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