Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277680 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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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774944 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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for the most part, yes....but as Homer would realize if he worked in business instead of government, there are other factors that enter into compensation....such as potential for future advancement, need to increase compensation to retain employee, etc.....
truth is that some businesses pay women and minorities more to attract them to meet quotas for government contracts....is that fair???...
highly unlikely

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#774945 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
not universally true....
in our business, clients often express a preference for one employee to work on their project in preference to another....this will inevitably affect compensation and create inequalities for the same position....
Homer probably thinks all school teachers should be paid the same, regardless of performance.....
Homer likes communism. He thinks everyone should live in the same type of house, drive the same Prius, abort the same amount of babies and get the same tattoos.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774946 Oct 17, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Based on the answer he DID give (that they actually sough women to FILL positions) I would assume via applying some actual THOUGHT, that the pay was the same.
THAT-and add a little more of some "critical thinking" (notice --NOT just critical..but THINKING)
I don't think Massachusetts cabinet members jobs change pay rates based on gender either Homer---DUH???!!!!!!!
I'll send you muh bill for having to THINK for you HOMER.
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
That wasn't the question you nitwit.

The person asked if he was in favor of equal pay for women.

Romney babbled on about his cabinet as Gov. of MA years ago, which has nothing to do with anything.

He should have said yes or no.

In effect; he did say no. So there you have it you moran.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774948 Oct 17, 2012
Homer wrote:
Okay so in a Republican world with all things being equal, why are women paid less?
There is no equal. It is an eternal quest for white male power, everyone else be damned.
The whining white male loves to whine that he cannot get a job because of minorities or women; bristles to work under a woman or minority. It's that entitlement attitude.
As Anne says "it's ourrrrr turrrrnnnnn"
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774949 Oct 17, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Thing is-it's INDIVIDUALLY AFFORDABLE. Now if they just alotted for half cost tax deductions--NICE!
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Huh?
RomneyWINSAGAIN

Somerset, KY

#774950 Oct 17, 2012
And pip pip and cheerio, sane, rational and logical and NON-cheater people!

The rest of you ghetto/guttersnipe NUTcases- know what you can do!!

CONGRATS to Mr ROMNEY-on another fine WIN!!

Romney:2
Obama: 0

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 lol

REAL EXPERIENCE!(no lol)!!!!!!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#774951 Oct 17, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Obama has campaigned every day of his term since the first election! Selling himself is all he's known how to do and he did that so poorly he still needed to use ACORN to create ghost voters to steal the election last time. He can't implement ACORN this time!
Yep, anybody ready for the Federal Reserve to print more money? How about another 5 or 10 trillion added to the National Debt? The dollar is going to end up being devalued by all these desperate acts to create a false illusion of prosperity. I'm surprised Obama hasn't promised an increase in the minimum wage amount. Oh wait, he doesn't want Americans to work. He wants the 98%ers to be on welfare so he can turn around and mandate we hand it back to the government to pay for the mandatory health insurance. Sounds like Orwell's English Socialism to me. Money will be pointless.
Wow, lets all vote for the Party who, when last held the White House, took us from a balanced budget on the road to paying down the debt to the worse recession in 80 years, a near financial meltdown, housing collapse, & two quagmire wars that created the debt these right whiners now blame on Obama.

If you really cared about the debt, you would never ever vote in another Republican in the White House or in Congress.

Boehner. McConnell, Cantor are all still there!!! The ones that voted for this economic mess. Just waiting for a Republican in the white House.

And really,. Paul Ryan??? The man who voted yes yes yes yes to all that debt under Bush. That Paul Ryan?? You idiots would reward that action with a promotion???
RomneyWINSAGAIN

Somerset, KY

#774952 Oct 17, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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That wasn't the question you nitwit.
The person asked if he was in favor of equal pay for women.
Romney babbled on about his cabinet as Gov. of MA years ago, which has nothing to do with anything.
He should have said yes or no.
In effect; he did say no. So there you have it you moran.
He was speaking to actual THINKING people in America loser--not a simplifried group of lemming herd pack, boot-licking, ignorant DOLTS, that cannot comprehend anything passed "one word" duhhhhhh duhhhhhhhhh ummmm..yes ummmm or uhhhhhhhh no bobblehead, no thought required NON-answers.

ROMNEY 2 OboTICS 0

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#774954 Oct 17, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I believe income is income.
A heavy equipment operator can make a 100K a year. The rate in hos bracket is likely 25%.
Romney can make $100K on an investment through capital gains &would pat 15%.
What about that is fair?
The local hardware invests in inventory & pays 35% on their profits. Romney invests & pays 15%. What s fair about that?
The wealthy have rigged the system & dummies like you are too stupid to know it.
Romney/ryan's plan........what is his plan? Knock 7 points off the top rate while knocking 3 off most middle class.
Investment should be encouraged not penalized.
RomneyWINSAGAIN

Somerset, KY

#774955 Oct 17, 2012
Phil wrote:
I'm really proud of the company I work for. They are conservative, but respect the laws of the country. They reinvest their profits back into the business. They offer bonuses based on how well the profits are. They hire people when they need them because they know that we can generate more income from them. They offer jobs to both men and women even if they have children as well as offering benefits to all fulltime employees. I'm in a position in my company where I hear about their values on a high level and they really feel like it is their duty to do right by their employees. That it is the right thing to do. It's a family business so it's not all about profits.
When Republicans here talk about owners and Business leaders that should be able to do whatever they want with their money, I agree, but that doesn't mean I think it's the right thing to do nor the right thing for our country and it's people.
I support the President who will support the same values that I see in the company I work for. Not a company that wants to take business to another country and not a company that looks more at the bottom line then the people they employ.
Small biz eh Phil? Something Romney would like to se more of again.

At least you have some base PRINCIPLES then.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#774956 Oct 17, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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You forgot to put the number of people available for work in your diatribe. I will guarantee you the available workforce of people looking for a job increased a hell of a lot more than 2,200 people across the country.
The economy is stagnant today. The population is growing. That's a net negative for Obama and the Democrats.
If you want to know what will happen if this continues, look up the meaning of "Malthusian Effect".
That is our future with four more years of Democrat rule, aside from our Constitution being put into the archives and totalitarian federalism ensues.
You forgot the post to which I replied said fewer people were working.

They lied.

The rest of your post is irrelevant.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#774957 Oct 17, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Homer likes communism. He thinks everyone should live in the same type of house, drive the same Prius, abort the same amount of babies and get the same tattoos.
Homer hates Communism, unlike Republicans would never ship jobs to Communist China, don't drive a Prius, hate cardboard cut out houses, abortion is not a decision for me to make as Homer is a male, Homer has no tattoos but that is a personal choice. Any other lies you'd care to spew about Homer?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#774958 Oct 17, 2012
Eman wrote:
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Investment should be encouraged not penalized.
I forget, did anyone see the final score of the Giants/49ers game?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774960 Oct 17, 2012
Romney claims he reached across the aisle in Mass; but he forgets to mention that 85% of the legislation was Democratic.
He used his veto pen 800 or so times and was overridden. He passed healthcare because he had a Democratic legislature, could he have done with a Republican one?
Mitt's FOS.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#774962 Oct 17, 2012
When Hillary said’ The Buck Stops here’ she looked presidential!! Because of Hillary statement Obama in last night debate was shame into stepping up and taking responsibility!! But we know what Obama says has an expiration date, so this is one of those (Wait and See) moments!!
Mile

Burnley, UK

#774963 Oct 17, 2012
Amazing to me that last night was mostly about Mitt Romney and his policies under the spot light. It was almost like we've had a President Romney for the past 4 years and not a President Obama. Surely we would have heard all about Obama's proud record, if he had one? No instead, aided by loaded questions and a liberal leaning moderator he chose to once again attack his oponent. Why? Because it's all he's got. Some would have bought this approach as no doubt he delivered his words well. However this is not what a leader does, a leader unifies and reassures, he doesn't divide and scaremonger. Pretty pitiful really.

Romney/Ryan 2012

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#774964 Oct 17, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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And Obama's alternative is to put half the country on the government dole while the other half pays for everything.
Nope.
The history of capitalism is diametrically opposed to your statement. Capitalism lifted the entire world out of what it was prior to World War II when if you had change in your pocket you were among the wealthiest 10 percent of the population in the world.
Capitalism is good. Just look at the results displayed around the world today with everyone walking around with a cell phone and playing on the internet, aside from living in housing that wasn't even dreamed of prior to the United States becoming the most significant influence in the world.
Putting a Marxist communist in charge of the most significant capitalist economy in the world will give us what we have today - stagnation.
If you want to know more about how capitalism works with the average living standard of the average person, read Malthus. In particular, the debates-in-text between Malthus and Ricardo.
Obama is about no such thing.

Obama's solutions involve capitalism - if you weren't so f*cking stupid, you would know that.

Market solutions in his healthcare, market solutions in his stimulus.

Shove your "ist" labeling. Is that all you got?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774966 Oct 17, 2012
RomneyWINSAGAIN wrote:
<quoted text>
He was speaking to actual THINKING people in America loser--not a simplifried group of lemming herd pack, boot-licking, ignorant DOLTS, that cannot comprehend anything passed "one word" duhhhhhh duhhhhhhhhh ummmm..yes ummmm or uhhhhhhhh no bobblehead, no thought required NON-answers.
ROMNEY 2 OboTICS 0
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
You fking retard! He was not asked if he hired women in his cabinet!
He was asked if he was in favor of equal pay for women. Yes or no.
BTW, he had 11 women in his cabinet; but no women partners at Bain.
Everything Mitt does is a phony show, a fantasy created for his ultimate goal to run for President.
He was not even qualified to be Governor; he did not meet the residency requirements. He claims Mass is "his" state; no, it's not "his" state. He's a liar and a pretender.
Phil

Saint Louis, MO

#774967 Oct 17, 2012
RomneyWINSAGAIN wrote:
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Small biz eh Phil? Something Romney would like to se more of again.
At least you have some base PRINCIPLES then.
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
There's nothing stopping small business from achieving their goals. Quit filling in a bunch of excuses for them. They live better when the middle class lives better. Guarantee you our customers are all middle class. When our middle class is strong again, we will see record profits. It takes small business stepping up to the plate and doing the right things to grow.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#774969 Oct 17, 2012
Wanted to address the issue of Arlen Specter:

Whenever I think of Arlen Specter, I remember this:

Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former Moderate in the U.S. Senate trying to make a place for himself at the table, and carve out a defining moment to mark his career.
His Legacy: He developed the **single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy's Assassination which came to be known as The "Majic-Bullet" Theory and was the essence of The Government's whole case against Lee Harvey Oswald being the lone nut assassin.
And then had the gall to sell this insult to The American People. A traitor indeed!
He sold his honor and integrity when he concocted the Majic-Bullet LIE,**a theory of ONE single bullet "behaving" in a manner that violated and defied all Laws of Physics.

THAT, and the contemptuous way in which he treated Michelle Bachmann. Total disrespect. Cantankerous old curmudgeon. May he R.I.P.

Nobama wrote: <quoted text>
good riddance to Benedict Arlen, a traitor..... Benedict Arlen was rejected by the Democrats, for whom he sold his honor....<quoted text>

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