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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#773977 Oct 16, 2012
Phil wrote:
In 2001 and again in 2003 George W Bush passed more tax breaks, primarily for wealthy Americans, reversing the policy Bill Clinton had adopted previously. Bush’s legacy is very fresh in the minds of Americans so a recap will be all that is needed. George W Bush had the worst job creation record of any President in modern history with some of the lowest top tax rates in history. In addition to this fact, he was able to take a budget surplus and turn it into a deficit in the span of just 1 year, undoing all of the work Clinton and congress took eight years to do.
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/government-...
Many believe the Reagan and Bush tax cuts overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy. However, data from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that poor and middle income Americans have benefited more than the wealthy.

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displ...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#773978 Oct 16, 2012
Phil wrote:
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How about this. All the money is stuck at the top. When people don't spend money then companies are sluggish.
If you opened a business, who would you rely on to buy your products? What if that group didn't have extra money to buy your product? What would happen to your business? Would it grow? What if all the profits that your company did generate went to paying 1 person high dividends to pay for their 5 houses or million dollar yacht? Do you have more people that have anymore money to buy your products? No. If the really wealthy don't want to let any of their money go back into the economy - however it gets back into the economy we will be in the same boat we are in now.
If Romney lowers the taxes even more, that will just take that much more out of our economy so that 1 person can have more houses and boats.
You really don't know much about economics do you?
dem

Chicago, IL

#773979 Oct 16, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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"We were a stronger country when we had a stronger middle class.
Obama is right. Rebuild this country by rebuilding the middle class."
If Obama believes this then why is he making so many poor folks out of what used to be middle class folks?
are you seriously this fkn stupid or just a typical mindless troll starting trouble for fun?
at least i have some respect for the trouble making tea bag trolls.
they are dumb like you but like to agitate for attention.
which i gladly return.
but if you are truly this fkn dumb you should be institutionalized...and i dont mean your mothers basement like my neighbor from palos, the other tea bag imbecile.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#773980 Oct 16, 2012
Jane draws the .308 from it's plastic case and sets the tripod on the table she just moved to the window which is already open a crack. She opens her purse and removes the coke-can silencer converter and screws it on top of a Coors Lite can. Then she screws this assembly carefully onto the threaded barrel of the rifle.

The Leupold scope sits well proud of the top of the gun on specially made mounts and she slides the window open another smidgen so her view is unobstructed. She fires a few rounds at the hotel across the street. Bits of masonry crumble and fall away but there is no noise. Good. Now she can open a Coors and wait to collect the Cock she came for.
fred

Newington, CT

#773981 Oct 16, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
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So is anything being done is this debate to block the Koch brothers mind control rays that caused Obama to lose the first one?
fred bets candy ass crowley goes rogue tonight and tries to undermine President Romney with gotcha questions while asking the Kenyan what his favorite color is.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#773982 Oct 16, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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That's interesting. I wonder how many perverted episodes would cause a nice girl like you to see things this way?
So, honey, wanna learn to fight like a girl?
Proud Republican

Woodbridge, VA

#773983 Oct 16, 2012
Pinot wrote:
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According to Jesus, the poor will be with us always. This was in response to one of his greedy followers being ticked Jesus was getting a pedicure with some wildly expensive oils, and wanted to sell the oils "for the poor". Personally, I think the follower, one Judas Iscariot, was simply filled with envy at the boss getting something cool, despite the fact the boss more than earned it.
Greed/envy, the two earmarks of lazy liberals who want a free ride.
Isn't Obama of Muslim faith?
The only thing Obama has in commom with Jesus (God) is jokes about him.
Like..
What does the Holy Bible and girls knees have in common?
A: They both lead to a much Holier Place.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#773984 Oct 16, 2012
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
Oh haven't you heard? Hillary has fell on her sword and taken the blame, good timing isn't it?
Obama the so called champion of women!
Besides Candy Crowley picks the questions the audience doesn't get to speak.
She's not going to ask him anything hard.
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I hope one of those questions goes like this: "Mr. President. Who did you learn from to hide behind women? The Kenyan drunk, the African loser or the Philippine diaperhead?"
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#773985 Oct 16, 2012
The Fantasy of a “Fiscal Cheney”

Mark Leibovich describes the idea (via Sullivan):

Ryan told me that he envisions a vice presidency in which he oversees a vast portfolio on fiscal and economic issues. He agreed fully with the suggestion — first mentioned to me by one of his advisers — that his assignment could be the fiscal version of the role Dick Cheney played on national security after Sept. 11.

I don’t doubt that this is what Ryan boosters have hoped for when he was selected. The hope that Ryan could decisively influence a Romney campaign and future administration is what seemed to be behind Ryanmania in the weeks before August 11. Ryan may think that this is what will happen, but I suspect that it won’t, or at least not in the way that is being described here. As I said two months ago:

The main problem with this is that Ryan will be very much Romney’s junior partner rather than acting as an eminence grise. It is more likely that Ryan would be wasted in the VP role, and within a year or two Ryan’s boosters would probably be writing wistful columns entitled “What Happened to Paul Ryan?” and “Where Did the Real Paul Ryan Go?”

We have already seen how Ryan has conformed himself to Romney’s campaign. Just as Ryan fell in line as a “team player” for the campaign, we should assume that he would do the same in a Romney administration. If Ryan received a portfolio to handle fiscal and economic policy matters, as he probably would, it is doubtful that he would be able to have such a huge influence on administration policy as Cheney did. Just as it has been in the campaign, the reason for having Ryan take the lead on fiscal matters in a Romney administration would be to create the impression that Romney takes fiscal responsibility seriously without having to be fiscally responsible. It is more likely that Ryan’s practical function would be to defend and justify administration fiscal policy to skeptical conservatives while serving as a lightning rod for criticism from the left.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Romney is a Moron

Lenoir, NC

#773987 Oct 16, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
I have to admit, I sense that someone in here will have a stroke soon. This is soooo much fun!
Go ahead, have a stroke. Your covered with ObamaCare.
dem

Chicago, IL

#773988 Oct 16, 2012
fred wrote:
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fred bets candy ass crowley goes rogue tonight and tries to undermine President Romney with gotcha questions while asking the Kenyan what his favorite color is.
i caught another little commie, the other being gunner, that has conceeded the debate and is already making excuses...just in case.
you dopes do realize that your big win already happened and obama will turn the tables and it will be the last thing undecided voters see,

maybe next election?
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#773989 Oct 16, 2012
fred wrote:
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fred bets candy ass crowley goes rogue tonight and tries to undermine President Romney with gotcha questions while asking the Kenyan what his favorite color is.
They are staking their debate hopes on her running interference.
Proud Republican

Woodbridge, VA

#773990 Oct 16, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
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So, honey, wanna learn to fight like a girl?
Honey, go read your D!ck and Jane book.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#773991 Oct 16, 2012
Romney releases details on his tax plsn.

http://www.romneytaxplan.com/
Proud Republican

Woodbridge, VA

#773992 Oct 16, 2012
Romney is a Moron wrote:
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Go ahead, have a stroke. Your covered with ObamaCare.
LOL Good one!!
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#773993 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>i caught another little commie, the other being gunner, that has conceeded the debate and is already making excuses...just in case.
you dopes do realize that your big win already happened and obama will turn the tables and it will be the last thing undecided voters see,
maybe next election?
Wishes and hopes are not truths. But then again, in your fuzzy reality you probably don't know the difference.
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#773994 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Romney releases details on his tax plsn.
http://www.romneytaxplan.com/
:)

Looks more like Obamas plan to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term....gee, he'd better get moving.
JW Miliam

Carrollton, GA

#773995 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>i caught another little commie, the other being gunner, that has conceeded the debate and is already making excuses...just in case.
you dopes do realize that your big win already happened and obama will turn the tables and it will be the last thing undecided voters see,
maybe next election?
The only thing most Obama voters care about is that EBT card--As long as they are convinced that the Kenyan/simian is their perpetual tit, their votes are always pre-decided.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#773996 Oct 16, 2012
I hope Romney states tonight that enrollment in fed welfare programs outpaces job growth last 4 years. That really says it all.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#773997 Oct 16, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
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This doesn't work as the St Dept states they knew what was happening in real time and has a video of it to confirm. NO protestors.
The FBI recovered the closed circuit videos of the attack on the compound during the first week of October, well after the attack.

There were also some live time cellphone type videos/photos which were later provided to news agencies.

During the assault on the Consulate/CIA base in addition to the ambassador, three others perished.

Tyrone Woods, retired Navy, Seal qualified with multiple combat tours in the Middle East. It was first reported that he was an agricultural attache then a private security contractor employed by a British Co. Obviously he was neither.

Glen Doherty, a wildman, with 10 years in the Navy multiple Middle East combat tours and several years as a private security contractor in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen.

And Sean Smith, former Air Force and a ten year veteran of foreign service as an information management official. Smith was also known in online gambling circle as the legendary "vile rat."

There were at least twelve others with similar credentials evacuated from the annex/CIA base, it's unlikely that we'll ever learn their names.

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