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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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#774935 Oct 17, 2012
Phil wrote:
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Same thing that Obamacare is except even more extreme. MA mandates employers with more than 10 employees offer health care insurance to their employees or face stiff penalties. If a resident does not have insurance they will face a tax fine.
Obama adopted a very similar plan and Republicans are screaming that it's hurting job creation.
DUHM-living in the next state over-that doesn't have the AFFORDABLE options, and having to pay 1200 a month. But hey...I <3 my fwends so... so long as the rap muzac is kewl fer 'em LOL.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#774936 Oct 17, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Then why are you constantly looking to whine over anyone elses-esepcially Romneys--which is REALLY-NONE of your business!
Talk about HYPOCRICY.. of IGNORANCE and GREED (let alone COVETING) in action...
(wah...it's not fair-everybody shuld beez rich.)--ummm GROW UP and get a real world clue!
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
EXPERIENCE!
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.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774937 Oct 17, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
Did you notice how by the end of the "debate" that when Mitt referred to his mysterious "5 point plan" he was only holding his thumb up?
The President said "it's a one point plan" !
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774938 Oct 17, 2012
Meanwhile back at the ranch:

NEW YORK, N.Y.- A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing documentary film that condemns President Barack Obama is under investigation by the evangelical college he leads over a report he took a woman who is not his wife to an event on Christian values.

The King's College board announced the review on Tuesday, the day the conservative Christian newsmagazine WORLD reported event organizers had confronted Dinesh D'Souza about sharing a hotel room with a woman he introduced as his fiancee. D'Souza filed for divorce from his wife, Dixie D'Souza, a few days after the conference, California court records show.

http://news.yahoo.com/ny-evangelical-college-...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#774939 Oct 17, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, so what is your candidates stand on this? He didn't answer the questions so I have no idea.
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!
Phil

Saint Louis, MO

#774943 Oct 17, 2012
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.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774944 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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.

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