Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232946 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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Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#772264 Oct 15, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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Kosher Jean from Queens....another homophobic leftwinger....
Your slipping up there Waxtard. Those little judge it thingies need your attention. Must be hard juggling those and all the name changing ya got going on here but I'm sure it's nothing a simpleminded sockpuppet such as yourself can't handle. Time's a wasting, shake a leg!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772265 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Sweet Baby Jane?
looking back over the weekend--lots of posts by you, I guess you are not so sweet and NO ONE's baby.

in case you want to leave Topix for five minutes, Sports Authority is having a fall tent sale. a new frock just might keep Mr. Lily home one day.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772266 Oct 15, 2012
Oh My GOD I am so hot. It's so incredibly stuffy in here but if I open the windows the neighbors might hear the men in the basement screaming...

Cromwell, CT

#772267 Oct 15, 2012
Eman wrote:
GM importing cars from Korea to the US.
Hey, I finally saw a Volt.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772268 Oct 15, 2012
posting this again.

All you right whiners want a surplus & fiscal responsibility.

We had it!!!!!

Then Bush took office in 2001.

In June 2012, CBO summarized the cause of change between its January 2001 estimate of a $5.6 trillion cumulative surplus between 2002 and 2011 and the actual $6.1 trillion cumulative deficit that occurred, an unfavorable "turnaround" or debt increase of $11.7 trillion. Tax cuts and slower-than-expected growth reduced revenues by $6.1 trillion and spending was $5.6 trillion higher. Of this total, the CBO attributes 72% to legislated tax cuts and spending increases and 27% to economic and technical factors. Of the latter, 56% occurred from 2009 to 2011.[38][39]
The difference between the projected and actual debt in 2011 can be largely attributed to:
$3.5 trillion – Economic changes (including lower than expected tax revenues and higher safety net spending due to recession)
$1.6 trillion – Bush Tax Cuts (EGTRRA and JGTRRA), primarily tax cuts but also some smaller spending increases
$1.5 trillion - Increased non-defense discretionary spending
$1.4 trillion – Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
$1.4 trillion - Incremental interest due to higher debt balances
$0.9 trillion - Obama stimulus and tax cuts (ARRA and Tax Act of 2010)[40]
The U.S. budget situation has deteriorated significantly since 2001, when the CBO forecast average annual surpluses of approximately $850 billion from 2009–2012. The average deficit forecast in each of those years as of June 2009 was approximately $1,215 billion. The New York Times analyzed this roughly $2 trillion "swing", separating the causes into four major categories along with their share:
Recessions or the business cycle (37%);
Policies enacted by President Bush (33%);
Policies enacted by President Bush and supported or extended by President Obama (20%); and
New policies from President Obama (10%).
Several other articles and experts explained the causes of change in the debt position.

So there Tea Party members. We had what you wanted.

Look who took us off that path.

Paul Ryan, voting yes yes yes.

Republicans did this.

Milford, CT

#772269 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Nobama from PA....another old rightwinger cruising for young black men while riding his bike in the hood.
The Kenyan's commie occupier fluker slut's lady parts are all fired up today. Their abortion religion sacrament is going to be outlawed

Cromwell, CT

#772270 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Who cares?
Mature people.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772271 Oct 15, 2012
(Jane wipes a dollop of brown sticky stuff off her face and bravely keeps typing like she wasn't sitting in a gigantic pool of poop.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#772272 Oct 15, 2012
President Starky wrote:
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Just keep your Obama sign in your yard.
Sorry, but that would clash with the Romney sticker on my car.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#772274 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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There are problems. Voter fraud is not one of them. Incorrect registrations do not lead to voter fraud. Look at the FOX post. "Election fraud" Not one word of someone committing fraud at the polls. Because it doesn't happen.
No, and Clinton's 1999 Housing Act didn't put millions of unqualified buyers in overpriced homes and unsustainable rates. Right?

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#772275 Oct 15, 2012
"at" unsustainable rates

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#772276 Oct 15, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Lindsey Graham, despite his "moderate" assignation by complicit d-bags in the media, is a party line pro-Life, pro-wealth, pro-dereg, pro-tax cut, pro-no bid contracts for big donors...and when someone like Sen. Graham admits publicly that they are running out of "cranky old white guys"...maybe conservatives across the nation should stop and ask themselves if maybe they should try and add policy to their platform instead of sticking by the old platitudes and rhetoric aimed at making white guys cranky.
Tommy Thompson believes he's being hurt by do many other down ticket Rs who have never warmed to Mormon-guy. Mitt is a clusterfuck unto himself. He rarely misses an opportunity to expose himself as a political opportunist, elite douchbag, or callous businessman who is worried about him and his not We the People.
Sorry, Tommy Two-face...but Mitt and your state-mate Paul Ryan...aren't your problem. You are. Your message is. Your party is. Your party's message is the problem.
"It's about the economy (stoopid)"...Tommy et al want Americans to believe. Their answer to fix the economy? "Vote for us. Blame them."
a lot of things have changed since your September 21st Daily Kos article. Most famously Barack Hussein O'bama showed America his true self--a bumbling idiot. Then you had Biden in a crazied manic trying to sell the American people that he is what we need more of.

Cromwell, CT

#772277 Oct 15, 2012
Jesus H Flynt Esquire wrote:
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Remember deny and Lie.
Deny Obama's Arab Spring has turned into an Islamic Clusterf**k.

Lillington, NC

#772278 Oct 15, 2012
That is vote counting not fraud.

There is no fraud in voting.

Statistically it is insignificant. Like the number 1 compared to three hundred million votes cast.

Use science to decide what is important not hysteria.

R's block the vote, they know they have to in order to win again.

R governor on tape saying as much.
Gunner wrote:
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LOL "it doesn't happen"
Hey, at least Al Franken will agree with you.
"Franken and his Democratic allies dispatched an army of lawyers to challenge the results. After the first canvass, Coleman's lead was down to 206 votes. That was followed by months of wrangling and litigation. In the end, Franken was declared the winner by 312 votes. He was sworn into office in July 2009, eight months after the election."
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#772279 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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There are problems. Voter fraud is not one of them. Incorrect registrations do not lead to voter fraud. Look at the FOX post. "Election fraud" Not one word of someone committing fraud at the polls. Because it doesn't happen.
You do not think illegally registered voters is not fraud?

Cromwell, CT

#772280 Oct 15, 2012
Ex- El Paso Resident wrote:
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By Real Dave's logic the 9/11 attacks were due to the fact Bush was president.
Then by the same logic the original attack (truck bomb at world trade center) was the fault of Clinton since he was president when the attack occured on Feb 26, 1993.
Amazing just how stupid hard core left wing and hard core right wing folks are. It does not matter which one they both have blinders on.
They state something as fact but when it is pointed out that that same logic (regardless of how twisted it is) applies to their party or canidate then it is probably no longer valid.
Bottom line is the middle east (most of them) hate us regardless of who is in charge.
Both parties suck and are owned by Wall Street and big money. This election is about selection of the least evil of two bad candidates.
It is sad it has come to this.
I agree. The days of bipartisan governance are long gone.

Milford, CT

#772281 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Nobama from PA....another old rightwinger cruising for young black men while riding his bike in the hood.
The Finland fluker gets shot down

THE DOCTOR MADE ME DO IT (AND THAT’S OKAY): A woman who had a consensual, extramarital affair with her family doctor–while under treatment for anxiety and depression–sued him for medical malpractice. Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court (rightly, in my opinion) ruled in favor of the doctor, refusing to find that voluntary sexual relations with a patient under mental health treatment is per se negligent.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#772282 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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According to Paul Ryan, we should make no effort to raise revenues or cut spending unless that one action will eliminate the national debt.
Look, the idiot Ryan basically said it is a waste to consider raising the rate on the wealthy because the billions of dollars it would bring in to lower the deficit was not worth it.
So why is killing Big Bird to save 400 million worth it?
Why should people hand more of their money over to the government? The government needs to learn to live within it's means.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#772283 Oct 15, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Like it mattered who was president...
In Clinton's final year he put together a bipartisan committee to study the US's vulnerability to a terrorist attack.

They were to report to the new President.

They went to see Bush & he refused to meet with them. He ignored the report. He decided to put together his own commission & assigned leadership to Cheney & Bush's campaign manager. They were to meet in late September, of 2001.

That report, if talked seriously, could have made agencies more aware & perhaps those reports of Middle Eastern men taking pilots lessons would have been taken more seriously or that airport in Maine where the main guy came in would have had more security.

But Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooo.

So yes, a different President would have likely paid more attention to that Clinton formed Commission report.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#772284 Oct 15, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Pedro's busy cleaning the pool dummy
We know you have a big vagina, but do you need to call it a "pool"?

I hope you give Pedro hazard pay.

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