Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1431781 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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Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#775368 Oct 17, 2012
Hmmmmmm......I googled "presidents failing to get budget passed" and the only thing that came up was Obama. Is it possible he is the only president who could not get a budget passed?

Lots of presidents, republican and democrat, have had to deal with hostile Senates and Houses, and get budgets pushed through. This guy hasn't managed one, even though he had giant majorities in the first two years. His last budget was rejected by every democrat in the senate who was present (99-0 vote)

YIPES.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#775369 Oct 17, 2012
A Romney victory still seems the less likely outcome, but what would it mean for the GOP, the conservative movement, and temperamental and dissident conservatives if it happened? The most discouraging result will be that it would persuade most on the right that the last four to six years were just a brief detour and hold no more lessons for conservatives or Republicans. It is likely that the bad habits that marred Republican rule in the 2000s will resume, and the incentives to retain power will tend to trump any constitutional and fiscal objections to new legislation and increased spending. The identification of movement conservatism with the Republican Party is already almost complete, and regaining control of the Presidency after just four years out of power will finish the job.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

I've said before that just give them 4 more years and there will never again be a Republican President.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#775370 Oct 17, 2012
1) I have. I don't have a "side" of the fence.
I play by the rules of the dictates of my conscience.

2) Did them one better. Told them they were an embarrassment to THEIR party. And no need to reiterate self-righteous hypocrites.
But, I will anyway.

3) Agree. We can only state our opinion. But, I have yet to see you state yours regarding calling out "your side".

4) And, you either missed that I've called them out on several occasions, over various issues, because you were too bizy yammering or in a myopic blur.

5) Right? Wrong. People are going to continue to choose their words and style regardless. I don't call people out to impose change. I call them out to expose their inconsistencies, inaccuracies and their hypocritical ignorance.
Unlike you, who is trying to convert the world.
And impose your world views, values and morals.
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
1) But you should call them on it like I do with those on your side of the fence.

2) Just say to them, "Your party should be embarrassed by you.

3) Yes, I am embarassed by some of the remarks on here by those on my side of the fence.

4) That's about all either of us can do to shame them into knocking off their crude posts.

5) Right?
notlocal

AOL

#775371 Oct 17, 2012
Phil wrote:
<quoted text>
You are obviously very passionate about this subject. Too bad you aren't as passionate in getting to the truth of Romney's 'non' plan for balancing our economic situation.
I do agree that this is nothing but a tactic to try and gain women's vote. I think you're just upset that one side actually did make a stand.
Romney's jobs plan goes along with his debt reduction and it so simple to understand, but the dems keep bringing up this mystical 5 trillion dollar BS that is not part of his agenda for America.

And, frankly, I don't think Romney states it well.

Becoming energy independent will immediately create jobs in all areas and they will be well paying. We will need five new oil refineries built.

When a construction worker is hired, 10 to 15 jobs are generated upwards. From his safety clothing to where he gets his morning coffee to the material he needs on the job, which spikes trucking and manufacturing, to all the clerical needs to support him and the architects, engineers and other techs that provide his plans. His wife is now working too, so daycares fill up and new ones are built.

Everything spirals up. Those wages go into the economy, more jobs are created, more manufacturing and the GDP grows.

Now the middle class tax rate can be dropped 20% without feeling it in the tax coffers. If you have 5 people working and paying $8.00 FWT, you are going to collect more than 3 people working and paying $10.00 FWT. Taxes to the worker are lower, but the country is collecting more tax revenue. But waht the worker is saving in taxes, they are spending back into the economy.

Additionally, you have people coming off assistance programs. No one wants to live on unemployment and food stamps. Those additional savings can be used to chip at the debt and improve programs like education.

Now you may think that unless you live where oil, coal or gas is located, you will not see the job grownth. No so. Manufacturing, communications, technology jobs will be created all over the country. Think of just the heavy equipment and maintenance on it that will be needed. And the clerical positions to support that.

Combined with energy independence, new trade agreements are going to really step up manufaturing and all of it's supporting jobs in every state.

Holding down the taxes and regulations on small businesses will allow many to stay open and not lay-off employees. Repealing Obamacare will do even more for unemployment.

No business in this country knows what their employer provided benefits are going to cost after 1/1/13. They won't hire.

We will safely join into the Keystone Pipeline within months.

FACT: The US coal reserves contain TWELVE TIMES as much energy as all of the oil in Saudi Arabia.

Being energy independent, along with the rapid growth of jobs and revenue will really give us a lift and a better world standing.

Romney told us early in he first debate, he is not worried about the wealthy. The wealthy are doing just fine. And they are.

His plan to cut 1040 tax deductions, if he does, is nothing to fear. I've looked at our last 10 years returns and we never had deductions of $25,000. It will virtually unchange the middle class tax return.

Romney is a job creator. Energy is the faster and most attractive way. You'll see savings not only at the pump, but in every product you buy. Every week I go to the grocery and just about every product I buy is 2 to 5 cents more expensive. But they all travel by truck so it's justified.

Obama has no plan, is flooding the market with $40 billion dollars money every month that we can not back up, so inflation by 2014 is going to be at an unseen high.

And his foreign policy has been from terrible to none at all.

I don't even think he likes America. We won't make it past 24 months if he is re-elected.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#775372 Oct 17, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
Ooooooops!
I guess you are stupid and didn't know the audience was undecided voters.
They know a crooked liar Romney from a mile away,
after having that jackazzzzz up their faces all night,
they were like: go back to the Cayman's!! Your breath stinks and you lie like a rug!
fred calls him a commie! It's open season: they are unemployed!!
Daddy's money oooooouuu daddy's money!
Romney: vote for me!! My tax rate will go from 13% to zero %!!!!
What an unpatriotic d ckhead!
JUST LIKE YOU?
HEY LAME POST: BETTER GET BUTTER
CAUSE ROMNEY IS TOAST!
LOL
LOL
LOL
<quoted text>
Undecided voters my hind parts! They were about as undecided as a hound dog staring at a steak wondering what to do with it.
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#775373 Oct 17, 2012
The Good Reverend Roger wrote:
<quoted text>
That one guy on TV last night said that women only earn 72% of what a man earns. That other guy on TV agreed with him and did not dispute that fact. Try using google for a source and your printer to get this well known fact in print.
The poster to whom I was responding specifically mentioned the women being vetted for jobs in the Romney administration. My question was specific. Try to keep up.
notlocal

AOL

#775375 Oct 17, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess in your world, it is the duty of women to tale care & house & home.
No man has ever taken off work because of a child or problem at home.
That's women's work.
My husband of 6 years, raised 3 boys, ALONE, from ages 6 mos., 2 yrs and 4 yrs, into their late teens, early 20's. And worked full time in construction. I don't know how he did it.

Now, I make sure he has nothing he has to do at home.:-) He doesn't even have to set his own alarm clock.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#775377 Oct 17, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess in your world, it is the duty of women to tale care & house & home.
No man has ever taken off work because of a child or problem at home.
That's women's work.
Well as a stay at home dad who takes care of his children that shoots that theory down. It would be just like you to state the obvious knowing full well women do most of the childcare, home care, and are sick more than men because of plumbing problems.

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#775378 Oct 17, 2012
Topix is just way too cool for it's own good (sometimes) Topix's mark, stand at the line behind wait now wait till your turn arrives to be heard...

Yeah to have a Mormon wanting to run amongst and with so much Mormon Religion, will the Law be turned into total scriptual Biblical FACTS???

Can Bam's use some scriptual references to his if he had to it is now a political must that all members of Congress may be relitious...That would be a scare...

Anyway Ephesians that's a cool book...

We did not come etc.. to it's one scripture....

That be so much fun if Bams read that just for the heck of it, but we can't have too much fun now can't we...
notlocal

AOL

#775380 Oct 17, 2012
Pinot wrote:
<quoted text>
The poster to whom I was responding specifically mentioned the women being vetted for jobs in the Romney administration. My question was specific. Try to keep up.
Well you vet ANYONE before you hire them. Try to get a job in construction for a compnay that does military work.

I hire for clerical and I vet and drug test every applicant before I hire them. 20 years ago, you didn't have to.
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#775381 Oct 17, 2012
Thank you fox news reporting....

Eat me!
fetch almighty wrote:
Already, this guy is being called a terrorist, or a terrorist-’wannabe’ by the media, yet it took over 2 weeks to call the terrorists responsible for killing four Americans in Libya terrorists. Amazing how that works huh?
The terrorist wannabe parked a van filled with what he thought were explosives outside of the Liberty Street building, sources said, then tried to set them off using a cell phone detonator.
According to WABC-TV, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested after he attempted to detonate a a van filled with what he thought to be explosives outside the fortress-like structure on Liberty Street. The suspect had been working on the plan with FBI agents he thought to be co-conspirators for months, according to the New York Post.
“This morning, after parking the van, he went to the Millennium Hotel near the World Trade Center, where he called the cell phone in the van,” according to the Post.“It did not explode, and he was arrested by Federal agents."

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#775382 Oct 17, 2012
sprint wrote:
<quoted text>your Obamaphone is getting disconnected on on Nov 6th
That's funny and who's on the other line...a two way..

Seems it's that Politiks strictly verses Religion to our doors are always open Policy...

What do they need Politiks for, aren't they feeding themselves amongst each other anyways, and to business in other ways...

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#775383 Oct 17, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Well as a stay at home dad who takes care of his children that shoots that theory down. It would be just like you to state the obvious knowing full well women do most of the childcare, home care, and are sick more than men because of plumbing problems.
Is bitchiness now called constipation?
fred

Milford, CT

#775384 Oct 17, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, this aint the 1950's. Get with the times Flack!
The gender wage gap is based on the fact that women work less than men.

Hindenburg homer = soccer mom

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#775385 Oct 17, 2012
Almost time to go. Dang!!! I was really looking forward to all the excuses and finger pointing and stuff. What is really telling is all the normal (is there such a thing) libtards disappeared into the mist. Very telling indeed! Must be filling out their wills or heaven forbid a job application.
Phil

Saint Louis, MO

#775386 Oct 17, 2012
notlocal wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney's jobs plan goes along with his debt reduction and it so simple to understand, but the dems keep bringing up this mystical 5 trillion dollar BS that is not part of his agenda for America.
And, frankly, I don't think Romney states it well.
Becoming energy independent will immediately create jobs in all areas and they will be well paying. We will need five new oil refineries built.
When a construction worker is hired, 10 to 15 jobs are generated upwards. From his safety clothing to where he gets his morning coffee to the material he needs on the job, which spikes trucking and manufacturing, to all the clerical needs to support him and the architects, engineers and other techs that provide his plans. His wife is now working too, so daycares fill up and new ones are built.
Everything spirals up. Those wages go into the economy, more jobs are created, more manufacturing and the GDP grows.
Now the middle class tax rate can be dropped 20% without feeling it in the tax coffers. If you have 5 people working and paying $8.00 FWT, you are going to collect more than 3 people working and paying $10.00 FWT. Taxes to the worker are lower, but the country is collecting more tax revenue. But waht the worker is saving in taxes, they are spending back into the economy.
Additionally, you have people coming off assistance programs. No one wants to live on unemployment and food stamps. Those additional savings can be used to chip at the debt and improve programs like education.
Now you may think that unless you live where oil, coal or gas is located, you will not see the job grownth. No so. Manufacturing, communications, technology jobs will be created all over the country. Think of just the heavy equipment and maintenance on it that will be needed. And the clerical positions to support that.
Combined with energy independence, new trade agreements are going to really step up manufaturing and all of it's supporting jobs in every state.
Holding down the taxes and regulations on small businesses will allow many to stay open and not lay-off employees. Repealing Obamacare will do even more for unemployment.
No business in this country knows what their employer provided benefits are going to cost after 1/1/13. They won't hire.
We will safely join into the Keystone Pipeline within months.
FACT: The US coal reserves contain TWELVE TIMES as much energy as all of the oil in Saudi Arabia.
Being energy independent, along with the rapid growth of jobs and revenue will really give us a lift and a better world standing.
Romney told us early in he first debate, he is not worried about the wealthy. The wealthy are doing just fine. And they are.
His plan to cut 1040 tax deductions, if he does, is nothing to fear. I've looked at our last 10 years returns and we never had deductions of $25,000. It will virtually unchange the middle class tax return.
Romney is a job creator. Energy is the faster and most attractive way. You'll see savings not only at the pump, but in every product you buy. Every week I go to the grocery and just about every product I buy is 2 to 5 cents more expensive. But they all travel by truck so it's justified.
Obama has no plan, is flooding the market with $40 billion dollars money every month that we can not back up, so inflation by 2014 is going to be at an unseen high.
And his foreign policy has been from terrible to none at all.
I don't even think he likes America. We won't make it past 24 months if he is re-elected.
I understand the overall picture. However, having said, your numbers are skewed just like Romney's. You guys live in some kind of alternate reality. For every construction worker hired, you think it takes 10-15 other people to support that 1 person?

No wonder you follow what Romney is saying and the numbers add up for you. For people that are living in reality, they know better.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#775387 Oct 17, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Evening, ma'am.
We discussing your daughter?
Hey Demi, how many of these "fine folks" are you?
http://www.infowars.com/threats-to-assassinat...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#775389 Oct 17, 2012
Tinka wrote:
<quoted text>
Is bitchiness now called constipation?
I believe the two have been related, at times, in both men and women.
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#775391 Oct 17, 2012
The Good Reverend Roger wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you understand what "wages" are? Basically for the working class American, they are the amount of money an hourly worker makes per hour. I agree with you though. Women should earn less per hour because of the fact they have to work less hours in order to better serve their families.
Republican economics is simple.
I've made the same or more as any man in my chosen field. One reason, I put off childbearing until I had reached the executive suite. Once there, after proving my worth to the company, my various absences were not seen as impediments to my future promotions. Any employee, male or female, who appears to put anything before the company will not be the guy groomed for the corner office, and will make significantly less than the one seen as the person who will sell their soul for the corporation. Not pretty, but true.

People make choices. They need to live with the consequences. Women in my circle made the hard choices to have short maternity leaves and have their significant others take the lead in child rearing. Activists who say women can have it all do women no favors, unless of course, they want to perpetrate the poor little me stereotype that dictates special status for the female gender. I for one refuse the stereotype , most successful, self made women generally do.
notlocal

AOL

#775392 Oct 17, 2012
dem wrote:
Remember how after the first debate top Romney surrogate John Sununu said President Obama had lost because he's incompetent and that he wouldn't do better next time because he wasn't "bright" enough?
JOHN SUNUNU, ROMNEY CAMPAIGN: The president demonstrated his incompetence, and it's amazing to me, now the rehabilitation of the president's mess last night is beginning to start. And you see the left-wing press now starting to make up excuses, to say "well, he just had a bad night." He didn't have a bad night. The Obama you saw last night is the Obama that has been in the White House for four years, and that's why we have a problem.
JON SCOTT, FOX NEWS: You don't think there will be a better prepared President Obama on stage next week?
SUNUNU: When you're not that bright, you can't get better prepared.
Well, who doesn't look bright now, asshole?
He was more agressive last night, but still made many mis-statements, didn't lay any new ideas (at first I thought he was stealing Romney's 5 point plan) and offers nothing but four more years of the same. But, our economy will not last another 24 months. All he keeps repeatng is 'increase taxes on the wealthy.' Well, that's not even a drop in the bucket of what we need to even tread water.

It's like Carter and Bush 1, we need a change.

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