Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1508472 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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Phil

Saint Louis, MO

#773472 Oct 16, 2012
Romney maintains that he won't make cuts to social security ($778 billion) or defense spending ($902 billion) and will continue to pay the interest on the national debt to avoid default ($225 billion). Just these three line items would cost $1.9 trillion, leaving just $564 billion left over for everything else. Health spending, Medicare and Medicaid, cost $864 billion this year, so Romney's proposed voucher system, which would replace President Obama's health care plan, would need to achieve $300 billion in annual savings for the budget to balance -- three times the amount expected.

But let's assume he solves the healthcare problems and is able to cut spending and maintain care (again a very generous assumption), there would still be nothing left over to pay for anything else. Not only would this entail unrealistic cuts in health care spending it also would require wiping out total federal support for education ($153 billion); all social welfare projects - including unemployment benefits ($452 billion), civil protection - including federal grants for local police & firefighters ($62 billion), all government agencies and regulators ($33.6 billion), transportation like interstate highway maintenance ($102 billion), and every other government program you can think of from stimulus funds to research grants ($199 billion). In this case, much of the $219 billion in saving the Romney campaign identified would ultimately not be necessary here because the government would essentially no longer exist.

President Obama promised to cut the budget deficit in half by the end of his first term in office – he missed his target by about $700 billion. While voters loyal to the President will probably excuse him for not shrinking the budget gap, Romney's core constituency won't be as forgiving. Unless the Romney campaign presents a clear vision of its plans, then many of those fiscally conservative Republicans might not bother showing up at the polls

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#773473 Oct 16, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
It occurs to me that Tarzan had a sister named Jane, and she liked to stand down at the bottom of the tree looking up whenever Tarzan landed... coincidence?
It would appear that some Jane's are much funnier than others?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773474 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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Uh Stevens volunteered for the job and knew the risks.
I thought you tea bag azzholes believed in personal responsibility.
He was being paid. Right?
They'll be sucking on that bone for the next month. The car thief arsonist will waste the people money on more hearings.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#773475 Oct 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>A couple of shut-ins who haven't gotten laid since Nixon resigned in disgrace, swatting at each other with a rolled up NY Post.
Are you accusing the Janes of having sex in the oval office with Nixon?
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#773476 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh Stevens volunteered for the job and knew the risks.
I thought you tea bag azzholes believed in personal responsibility.
He was being paid. Right?

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#773477 Oct 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
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"Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Matthew 19:24
All true Christians believe this.
That means an Elephant has no chance in hell....
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#773478 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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In their rent controlled apartment above the meatball shop in Queens!
an Obama supporter residence
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773479 Oct 16, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
Tom Brokaw Blames Obama For Deficit
October 16, 2012 by Bryan Nash
UPI FILE
While appearing on “Meet the Press,” Tom Brokaw weighed in on the problem of the national deficit. The retired news anchor said that it has only gotten worse under President Barack Obama’s watch.
The Obama campaign has repeatedly harped on the unclear economic plan of Mitt Romney. Brokaw said that Romney should turn the tables and ask the President to describe in specific detail what he plans to do to reverse the problem he has caused.
“I do think that the governor is right, and we’ll expect to hear Governor Romney go after President Obama this time about ‘I want more details about your plan. You keep harping on me. I haven’t heard the details in your plan as well.’”
He went on to insinuate that the President needs to take responsibility.
Referring to debates that Obama was involved in before he was President, Brokaw commented,“President Obama was saying,‘Look we’ve got a deficit of a half of a trillion dollars. I’m gonna get that under control.’ Well this week, that deficit is 1.1 trillion dollars and it happened on his watch.”
Was he drooling when he said that?

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#773480 Oct 16, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Where am I wrong?
every time you post
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#773481 Oct 16, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>GFY, Gunner--you have as much chance of fitting through the hole of a doughnut as you have of entering the kingdom of Jesus. http://youtu.be/gMTplOQbEDc
Reported for illegitimate babymama language abuse! LOL
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#773482 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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You suffer from republican reading comprehensions syndrome
You suffer from democratic illiteracy/inebriation syndrome
Rich west

Nashville, TN

#773483 Oct 16, 2012
Anybody votes for him again is stupid you can't fix stupid
And so it goes

Scottsbluff, NE

#773484 Oct 16, 2012
What in the world?

Obama:‘We Got Back Every Dime’ of Bailout back.

While the CBO is stating Bailout Will Lose $24
Billion.

GMC stocks are going lower and Treasury refusing to sale.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773485 Oct 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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Most Christians actually believe "where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" since Jesus was more concerned how you view your treasure than being prosperous - and whether your treasure here on earth was more important than your treasure in heaven.
Prosperity wasn't a sin during Jesus' day and it's not a sin now. Greed, envy and hoarding, however, was and still is.
Greed is good: Gordon (Mitt) Gecko
Hoarding is good: Offshore accounts in Luxumbourg, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands
Envy: "But, but, but, it's our tuuurrrrnnnn" whined Ann Romney

That about wraps it up.
TSM

United States

#773486 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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Uh Stevens volunteered for the job and knew the risks.
I thought you tea bag azzholes believed in personal responsibility.
He was being paid. Right?
I think Stevens had a reasonable expectation that his government would provide security for him and others in a hostile environment!! Obama failed it’s that simple, it highlights this presidents ineptness and like of Leadership!! Failure not an Option!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#773487 Oct 16, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>not sure,but we'll take his vote, as you know Jesus Christ was the first liberal..the Democrat have modeled the party after Christ's teachings...
Condoning irresponsible behavior and killing the unborn because of irresonsible behavior, taking from others against their will, slavery and stripping away people's dignity by making them envious and spiteful of others is modeling after Christ's teachings?

What church do you belong to?
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#773488 Oct 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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Thing is, most business leaders DO serve the good of society by providing jobs and a service.
Where am I wrong?
Not wrong at all Carol. I meant that the primary objective in business is to make a profit, they are not nannies for the public good. I hear people whine when they cut jobs or cease hiring, like it is their civic duty to operate at a loss rather than cut jobs. It's the polyanna thinking on the left that amuses me.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#773489 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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You sound important.
Too bad that's old mans gun.
No, you're just easily impressed, but actually, the 45 ACP will bore a hole into young a**holes too.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773490 Oct 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Are you accusing the Janes of having sex in the oval office with Nixon?
What a visual
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#773491 Oct 16, 2012
Phil wrote:
You must be a republican if you believe that:
Public schools are an unnecessary government expense but prisons are not.
A minimum wage is a governmental intrusion in the private market but the oil depletion allowance for corporations to drill for oil off our coast is not.
Warrantless wiretapping of american citizens is constitutional, but a women’s right to choose is not.
Races exist but racism does not.
Torture is necessary for the defense of American freedom but the freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures is not.
Providing affordable healthcare for children and all Americans is a governmental interference with the private market but subsidies to defense contractors are not.
You must be a democrat if you believe that:

Bush lied when given bad intellegence information, even though democrats said the same thing.

Obama didn't lie when within 24 hours he had information that the 911 incident in Libya was due to terrorism

You are a hypocrite

Blame everyone else for your incompetence

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