Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233378 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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LOL

Sparta, NJ

#773535 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Evidently you can't recognize a racial slur.
I can agree or disagree with any of those people without using a slur.
Something you pathetic racist friends seem to have trouble with on Topix.
Hi-Ya Da-Vey Putz,

Can you tell the difference between a black person and a n***er? I can - Chris Rock taught me.

Dr. Huxtable vs Willie Horton

Oh, and yeah, why do you think the word w***ers was invented?

Parasites!

LOL
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#773536 Oct 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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What a crock. Obama has done nothing to keep jobs from moving overseas. Nada, zilch, squat, zippo.
Only tax reform will stem the tide. Raising taxes on the rich will not.
Well it sure didn't stop you Mr. I'm-just-back-from-visiting-my -factory-in-the-DR, now did it?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#773539 Oct 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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So how would you categorize racial slurs against black Republicans, i.e. "Uncle Tom" and "Oreo cookie"?
And these were just some of the nicer ones.
I never condoned any of it.

I wouldn't call oreo & Uncle Tom as racist. It refers more to one that has seemingly abandoned his race.
carol

Orlando, FL

#773540 Oct 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's great. However that in no way relates to this -
"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.
Okay, here we go, Homer. Hold on to your britches.

"Beloved, I pray that you may PROSEPER IN ALL THINGS and be in health, just as your soul prosper."

"The Lord takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servant."

"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good."

"Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."

"You have not, because you ask not."

We are to give what has been given to us. The promise in return is a prosperous and spiritually fulfilled life.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#773541 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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That's because you see it from an investors point of view. Investing in a distressed company, inflating it with debt, firing all the employees, eliminating their pensions and then filing bankruptcy is vulture capitalism. Yes the investors make money; but at whose expense? All the creditors of that company get screwed, as do the employees who have lost their jobs and pensions, the town is devastated because it's one of the only employers.
You want this man to be President? He has no ethics, no empathy, is a proven liar whose whole life has been a profiteer.
You have a grossly distorted view of how private equity groups operate. Sounds mostly like liberal talking points. The key premise is to take companies in financial distress (losing money), then restructure to make the company healthy again (profitable) and then sell the business off. If not for intervention these companies are mostly doomed for failure. Bain did much more good than harm, but it is not a painless process.
fred

Milford, CT

#773543 Oct 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's great. However that in no way relates to this -
"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.
Mass murdering commies are on route 666 to hell

ps

Alinksy rule 4 Yawn

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#773544 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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So, your vast majority is one known skeptic?
Climate Gate.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#773545 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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How do you feel about garnering a profit from promoting irresponsible behavior? Bain was instrumental and responsible for the increase of teenage smokers. They did this in Russia too, creating a brand called Vogue, and even threw in a little free bracelet with each pack. Smoking increased considerably because of it; the profits were secreted out of Russia, through Luxembourg and then to the Cayman Islands.
The closing of the Sensata plant in Fremont after forcing its employees to suffer through the indignity of training their Chinese counterparts their jobs, packing up and shipping the plant to China, thereby causing loss of jobs and devastating the town would make anyone angry and rightfully so.
Romney moved the plant to China to benefit from slave labor.
Anything for a buck.
Oh, I almost forgot the last point; then there's Stericyle; what's wrong with making a buck or two grinding up fetuses? I mean, after all he didn't kill them right? You think he baptized them as Mormons first?
That's your Mitt.
Why is Da Bammy losing?

LOL
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773546 Oct 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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What a crock. Obama has done nothing to keep jobs from moving overseas. Nada, zilch, squat, zippo.
Only tax reform will stem the tide. Raising taxes on the rich will not.
Who is in favor of tax reform? Companies who outsource jobs should have their products heavily taxed if they import them into the US.
How can there be tax reform when the corporations employ lobbyists who work on creating more tax loopholes for the wealthy on a daily basis? As long as our elected officials must spend the majority of their time begging for money from corporate donors; and corporations can contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns; it will never happen.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#773547 Oct 16, 2012
Dems: The party that defends John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Dominic Strauss-Kahn,......

Explains why they think women are just lady parts.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773548 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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He had security.
You're an idiot.
Blame the terrorists or go fk yourself domestic terrorist
The good news is that Libya chose a human rights lawyer as it's Prime Minister.
The Libyans do not want the extremists to control their country; they had 40 years of a dictator, they love the Americans and I think we should help them.
carol

Orlando, FL

#773549 Oct 16, 2012
Hey Homer, the scriptures have a lot to say about lying and theft too.

"You shall not steal."

"If a man steals an ox or a sheep...he must pay back five head of cattle for the ox and four sheep for the sheep."

"Do not lie. Do not deceive one another."

"Keep falsehood and lies far from me."

Think of redistribution as stealing and covering up a terror attack as lying.

If that helps put things into perspective....
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773550 Oct 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text> Well it sure didn't stop you Mr. I'm-just-back-from-visiting-my -factory-in-the-DR, now did it?
What a smackdown!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#773551 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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"29 billion for energy efficiency, of which $5 billion involved improvements in the homes and apartments of low-income households."
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/90-...
Romney is a liar.
He lied about the money being spent.
He lied what it was spent on & he lied about the number of companies no longer in business.
And you're an idiot for being so freaking uninformed that you had no idea of this.
amazing how the party of secrecy about their president handles any truth that is inconvenient to Obama's getting re-electing with the knee-jerk reaction of screaming it's a "lie."

we knew all there is to know about George Bush, when a 2000 story surfaced that Bush used cocaine, the media was all over it. when a rumor surfaced that in high school Romney bullied a classmate or later put a dog on the roof of his car, the media was all over it--vetting, scrutinizing, getting to the bottom of it all and giving much MSM attention to each instance.

about Obama though, the party and their media lapdogs who are both so quick to talk about mis-stating the truth if it doesn't fit their agenda--their is a MAJOR INcuriousity. Frank Marshall Davis, Roberto Unger, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers--all part of Obama's leftist past--and all ignored with only fleeting scrutiny and little vetting.

for example, why no investigative reporting on Wright's claim that an Obama aide offered him $150K to keep quiet in 2008?

why no investigative reporting on the many distortions and false claims made by obama in his autobiographies?

the answer lies in the first post--page 1--because they just wanted to elect a black president. period. Jeebus was right.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#773552 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Look, you were wrong & I told you where.
I have nothing more to say about it. You can believe what you want about the Vietnam War. It was a dumb waste of human life that could have been avoided if we had only given Mihn a chance. He could have united Vietnam & not have had to seek help from the Communists.
Two, one two three four

Everybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism
Ragism, Tagism, this-ism, that-ism
Ism ism ism

All we are saying is give MINH a chance
All we are saying is give MINH a chance

Everybody's talkin''bout ministers, sinisters
Banisters and canisters, bishops and fishops
Rabbis and pop eyes, bye bye, bye byes

All we are saying, is give MINH a chance
All we are saying, is give MINH a chance

Let me tell you now
Everybody's talking about, revolution
Evolution, masturbation, flagellation
Regulation, integrations, meditations
United Nations, congratulations

All we are saying is give MINH a chance
All we are saying is give MINH a chance

Everybody's talking about, John and Yoko
Timmy Leary, Rosemary, Tommy smothers
Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper, Derek Taylor
Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna, Hare Hare Krishna

All we are saying is give MINH a chance
All we are saying is give MINH a chance
All we are saying is give MINH a chance

Sing it purty, Da-Vey ... LOL
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#773553 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Good Morning Peppy,
Why do racists object to being called what they are?
Good day Lily. I know this is a hot button for you, but I see middle ground here. Clearly racism exists, I do not deny it and I do not condone it. Yet, we also have people applying racism to situations where it does not exist, a red herring so to speak. The argument goes both ways.

Either way I get your point. My point was that calling out Franklin Raines for mismanagement had absolutely nothing to do with race.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#773554 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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Except you have no facts you racist kkkhunt.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#773558 Oct 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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What a crock. Obama has done nothing to keep jobs from moving overseas. Nada, zilch, squat, zippo.
Only tax reform will stem the tide. Raising taxes on the rich will not.
it will be like the exodus we've had in NY where for every taxpayer who leaves the state because of taxes, 2 nonpaying leeches move here.

for every wealthy person who easily relocates to a tax friendly place, two entitlement seeking illegals will be grantd amnesty to ensure future Democratic voters dependent on government.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#773559 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I never condoned any of it.
I wouldn't call oreo & Uncle Tom as racist. It refers more to one that has seemingly abandoned his race.
How 'bout "Putz"? How 'bout cracka-ass-cracka?

LOL
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#773560 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Who is in favor of tax reform? Companies who outsource jobs should have their products heavily taxed if they import them into the US.
How can there be tax reform when the corporations employ lobbyists who work on creating more tax loopholes for the wealthy on a daily basis? As long as our elected officials must spend the majority of their time begging for money from corporate donors; and corporations can contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns; it will never happen.
Well maybe so. Keep in mind, I am one of those guys sending jobs overseas. It pains me to do so, but that is where my customers are moving their facilities. So I either follow or lose the business.

My only point is that it does not have to this way. Lobbyists be damned, if Congress had the balls, they could stem the flow of jobs leaving. In my lifetime, no politician has made a serious run at this problem.

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