Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1347802 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#773098 Oct 15, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Like you wouldn't have enjoyed building and playing with something like that when you were a kid?
:p
He still IS a kid.

“CRACK A SMILE”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#773099 Oct 15, 2012
"Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder"

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#773100 Oct 15, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
I just read that one of this admin's brilliant diplomacy tactics was to give Russia a red 'reset' button when they came into office. This got off to a wrong start when "smart" diplomats in Clinton's own department failed to even find the right Russian translation for "reset" when handing over that ridiculous "reset" box with the red button.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7930047.stm
The Boy Messiah was wearing that big red button on his butt when he bent over to the Saudi Prince and when he told his Russian counterpart "I can be more flexible after I win the election".

It's a fetich sort a thing the Jerry Wright introduced him to.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#773102 Oct 16, 2012
Susan Rice would not have come out and lied about the stupid video if it had not been okayed by the White House. Barack obama will do ANYTHING to stay in power, in a job he loathes, in a country he loathes even more. The problem with Hillary's story is that Ms. Lamb, a state department official, testified before Congress that she was on the phone, that means in REAL TIME with the consulate during the attack! Now how do you get around that? YOU WERE ON THE PHONE WITH THE EMBASSY DURING THE ATTACK! NOW BACK PEDAL THAT! Yes, I watched the whole six hours of testimony. This is such a cover up! obama is at the helm, it's his SHIP! HE'S TO BLAME NOT HILLARY, NOT THE STATE DEPT., NOT THE MILITARY. Remember this is his cabinet he put in place. barack hussein obama IS TO BLAME! This is shameful.

WHAT DID WE EXPECT? HONESTY,MORALITY,PRINCIPLES??
PDUPONT

Chester, MA

#773103 Oct 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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The unemployment rate was below 5% until March 2008 and 7.8% when Obama took office. It shot up to 10% by October of that year and hovered at over 9% until just very recently.
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000
By the way, it stayed under 5% from June 2005 until February 2008. Ironically enough, Democrats took control of Congress in January 2008. Unemployment continued to steadily rise.
If only the majority of Democrats (and some Republicans) had agreed with Bush that Fannie and Freddie was a disaster waiting to happen before it was too late...
Hey stupid! When Bush took office the unemployment rate was 4.2% and it rose to 5.7% at the end of his first year and to 6.0% at the end of his second. The period you're referring to occurred during the housing boom and when that bubble burst the unemployment rate shot up to 7.3%. So what legislation did the Democrats who had slim margins in both houses push through that created so much havoc? The housing boom started when Republicans were in office and the crash started in the Fall of 2005 well before Democrats took power in 2007. Fannie and Freddie didn't have anything to do with the collapse of the housing market. They were victims of the fraud committed by unregulated mortgage brokers like Countrywide and Indy Mac.

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PDUPONT

Chester, MA

#773104 Oct 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNU03327709
It was only in the two digit range right for a few months after 9/11 and a few months before the crash.
It's not that Obama didn't inherit a crappy economy.
We all acknowledge that.
It was his priorities the first two years in office with a democrat-majority congress that prolonged the recovery.
In fact, it was his priority, Obamacare, that is causing a lot of the problems we're having.
His priorities and policies have failed the American people.
You just keep repeating that same lie Carol. Obamacare came a year after the stimulus package that contrary to statements by the GOP did create jobs and pull the economy back from a full blown depression. Your assertion that Obamacare is the Pandora's box of all the ills afflicting this country is also a load of crap. Romneycare has the same employer mandates as PPACA and it had no effect on business in Massachusetts which enjoys a lower unemployment rate than the national average.
It's the Republicans who swore a blood oath to block anything that would improve the economy and then use this lack of progress on the president so that they could regain power you clueless twit.

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PDUPONT

Chester, MA

#773106 Oct 16, 2012
Gunner wrote:
40% of Every Small-Business Dollar Goes to Pay for Federal Regs
Right now, I spend more than 40 cents of every dollar the company takes in on complying with regulations.
You heard that right: more than forty cents. When I first started using that figure, people would say,‘wait, you’re talking about taxes too, right’? Nope, that is just what we spend on regulations.
You don’t have to take my word for it. The Small Business Administration recently revealed that federal regulations cost small businesses $1.7 trillion per year.
And this is before most of ObamaCare takes effect.
Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/politics-andrew-mal...
The so called "proof" you cited is a political puff piece from a Republican candidate running for the House. It's an opinion not backed up by anything.

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Are You Kidding

Frankfort, KY

#773107 Oct 16, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
That was years before the war.
The inspectors found nothing before the war!
Or after!
He had none!
Bush lied?
You decide!
1.5 million died!
One last thing:
ALL REPUBLICANS SUCK!
FILTHY LYING SELFISH AZZZZZZZHOLES!
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The "16 Words"

During the State the Union Address on January 28, 2003, President Bush said:

Bush: The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.

The "16 words" in Bush's State of the Union Address on Jan. 28, 2003 have been offered as evidence that the President led the US into war using false information intentionally. The new reports show Bush accurately stated what British intelligence was saying, and that CIA analysts believed the same thing.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#773108 Oct 16, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Hey stupid! When Bush took office the unemployment rate was 4.2% and it rose to 5.7% at the end of his first year and to 6.0% at the end of his second. The period you're referring to occurred during the housing boom and when that bubble burst the unemployment rate shot up to 7.3%. So what legislation did the Democrats who had slim margins in both houses push through that created so much havoc? The housing boom started when Republicans were in office and the crash started in the Fall of 2005 well before Democrats took power in 2007. Fannie and Freddie didn't have anything to do with the collapse of the housing market. They were victims of the fraud committed by unregulated mortgage brokers like Countrywide and Indy Mac.
False.

Your are a liar, an idiot, and wrong, as usual.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#773109 Oct 16, 2012
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
False.
Your are a liar, an idiot, and wrong, as usual.
Why don't they ever site their sources?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#773110 Oct 16, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Seriously...how old are you?
Ghostie
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#773111 Oct 16, 2012
LOL wrote:
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Clinton? I don't think so.
"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday in an interview with NBC News that she worked day and night following the fatal attacks on the Benghazi consulate to ensure the safety of other government workers abroad."

Somebody has to actually do the work eh lol?

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#773112 Oct 16, 2012
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
False.
Your are a liar, an idiot, and wrong, as usual.
Wow, I really like all the soures & your itemized list of those lies.

You people get dumber every day.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#773113 Oct 16, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Why don't they ever site their sources?
What cite should they site?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#773114 Oct 16, 2012
This Is Why Conservatives Can't Have Nice Conservative Policies

Mitt Romney's story is a case study: Movement publications and think-tanks put electoral victories before principles.

Some folks at the Heritage Foundation, AEI, and National Review figure that even if Romney is lying, they'll prefer his leadership to whatever Obama would do, so getting him elected is much more important than leveling with the public about his fact-fudging. Some movement conservative pundits and think-tankers cover for his deceptions with outright hackery. More often, they write content that is technically accurate, but framed in a way that only makes sense if the intention is to obscure the fact that Romney won't be able to do everything that he is promising (and no one knows exactly which promises he'll end up breaking).

The conservative movement's election-driven, rather than truth-driven, approach may well help Republicans get elected sometimes. But it also explains how, once in office, things turn out as they did during the Bush Administration. Of course Bush responded to electoral incentives to push something like Medicare Part D, rather than staying true to fiscal conservatism -- the conservative movement was so invested in his political success, and so uninterested in fiscally prudent governance, that everyone from Paul Ryan to hackish think-tank interns were ready to give cover for any budget-busting idea Karl Rove deemed a good idea. In the long run, the dearth of truth-driven conservative opinion-making during the Bush Administration did great harm to the movement.

It looks like history is repeating itself.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#773115 Oct 16, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
This president is such an unmitigated train wreck that his sycophants just spent a day talking about dishes.
You mean where Paul Ryan got caught lying again?. Trying to make people think he was washing pots & pans when it was all a lie.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#773116 Oct 16, 2012
Are You Kidding wrote:
<quoted text>
The "16 Words"
During the State the Union Address on January 28, 2003, President Bush said:
Bush: The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.
The "16 words" in Bush's State of the Union Address on Jan. 28, 2003 have been offered as evidence that the President led the US into war using false information intentionally. The new reports show Bush accurately stated what British intelligence was saying, and that CIA analysts believed the same thing.
Why do people find it so hard to believe anyway, that just because the US didn't find "secret hordes" of WMD (especially since WMD's have such a wide range of classifications, including bio/germ ones, when in the wrong hands, would have the ability to wipe out masses of populations w/ease)...doesn't mean there "weren't" any, especially in countries mazed with connecting under ground tunnels.

Easier to think Iran has just wanted nuclear "in case the oil runs out"...and to blame that on Bush as well?

Hillary looks tired. No damn wonder.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#773117 Oct 16, 2012
Read campaign coverage from right-leaning libertarians at Reason and elsewhere, and you'll see a commitment to conveying certain truths: that all politicians lie; that Romney is not a reliable fiscal conservative; that his policy promises, intended to compensate for his unreliability, don't add up; that even if you think he's better than Obama, vigilance and skepticism are essential. Watching Sean Hannity or reading movement conservative publications, the tenor of coverage is different. There are exceptions, but the overall takeaway is that Romney is a fundamentally honest man whose promises are so mathematically possible -- and that if elected, he'll appoint conservative judges and come through for fiscal conservatives by reining in the debt without touching the military or anyone's Medicare or raising taxes.

What's far more likely is that Romney would push through tax cuts, marginally decrease welfare spending on the poor, and leave the military alone; the national debt would keep rising; the deficit would remain alarmingly high; and nothing like the Ryan budget would pass. Three or seven years hence, conservatives would earnestly ask themselves, "How did this happen again?"

Well, what else could happen, given a conservative intelligentsia that spent the last months of the campaign persuading themselves, along with their audience, that Romney is a trustworthy man and reliable champion of fiscal responsibility? An unreality of that magnitude is bound to have costs. Movement conservative elites ought to explain how it all works to their audiences. Instead they seek to "balance" mainstream media coverage by biasing content in favor of Republican politicians. The agenda of fiscal and social conservatives isn't very popular with the electorate, which is why they're the ones that Republican politicians sell out once they're elected. The big business agenda is unpopular too, but they've got lots of money, so they often get their way. That's my prediction about what the Romney Administration would be like, anyway.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#773118 Oct 16, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Well, according to the libs it's republicans who want polluted air and water, children and poor people to starve, the elderly to die in the streets...I could go on and on.
Then the next day you'll read some lib posting that it's republicans who use scare tactics and boogeymen to influence their base.
Well we say it because Republicans want to roll back EPA regulations.

WTF do you think it means when they want government to get out of the way.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#773119 Oct 16, 2012
Romney’s Foreign Policy: Bush 2.0

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

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