Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233996 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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notlocal

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#775380 Oct 17, 2012
Pinot wrote:
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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 be me, and you are...”

Since: Dec 06

in a city...

#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 be me, and you are...”

Since: Dec 06

in a city...

#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.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#775394 Oct 17, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> If they were indeed CIA agents and they got their hat handed to them that makes it even worse. The CIA was in an operation in a hostile country and they had no weapons or back-up plan? They had no Calvary over the hill waiting? Even though there had been attacks and rumors of more to come? Hell! That's worse than a spontaneous mob upset over some unknown film. Keep digging maybe you'll find the right answer sooner or later. I think it's too late though.
They had weapons Flack along with plenty o cash because that's how they roll. Matter of fact, they had their own weapons and those left behind by the Brits when the Brits concluded that Benghazi was going to turn to shyte. They had vehicles including a couple of armored ones.

The CIA seldom has the cavalry waiting over the hill buddy, they go it alone with operatives and contractors earning mega bucks tax free all around the world. One of the deceased, Doherty, has been "privately employed" in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen.

Perhaps you can't grasp why Al Qaida or other Islamic terror groups would attack a known CIA or other US Intel base.

Somebody fkd up__it wasn't Obama or Clinton__bet on that!
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#775395 Oct 17, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
You just smoke a joint?
I've been rubbing your face in romneys lies all day.
Watch the polls.
We'll see who's crying then.
You really don't understand how tellng this answer is, do you?
notlocal

AOL

#775396 Oct 17, 2012
Phil wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
I know does.

steel toe boots
hard hat
transportation
fuel
coffee
lunch
supplies = manufacturing
heavy equipment = purchase & maintenance
clerical workers (3)
engineer/architect/site development (unknown)
employer provided health benefits
tools = more manufacturing
tax preparer
lawyer
doctor

It goes on and on. Everything sprials up.

And we get cheaper energy and has excess fuel to sell overseas!

Trickle down has never worked and never will.
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#775397 Oct 17, 2012
The Good Reverend Roger wrote:
<quoted text>
I responded directly to you. My reply was quite specific. Perhaps it is you who needs to keep up.
You responded about a different subject. If you want to bring in something new, man up and initiate it in a stand alone post. I don't respond to red herrings, they're smelly, generally unsatisfying, poor attempts at diversion.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#775398 Oct 17, 2012
Envisioning a pre-election hostage crisis,à la Iran and Jimmy Carter,[Romney said], "If something of that nature presents itself, I will work to find a way to take advantage of the opportunity.
Romney's shocking statement came after a fat cat in the audience specifically brought up how Ronald Reagan used the Iranian hostage crisis to his campaign's advantage.
It is important to remember that the 47 percent – and other – fundraiser remarks were before the tragic killings of the US Ambassador to Libya and other foreign service representatives.
Sure enough, once the murders occurred, Romney rashly held a press conference that incorrectly conflated the deaths with a prior US Cairo Embassy news release and cast blame on Obama. However, the Romney campaign backed off for awhile due to a general condemnation by the DC punditry, many leading Republicans, and the corporate media of his reckless remarks.
But then Romney, who has no foreign policy or military experience (he was a Mormon missionary in France for two years though and received a deferment), returned to accusing the White House of not providing enough security for the diplomats who were killed. This attack line started to have some resonance when State Department "traffic" indicated that one or more verbal requests had been made for increased protection in Tripoli, the capital of Libya.(Who said what to whom and when is still being sorted out.)
Fast forward to the debate on Tuesday night. Based on a question from an audience member named Kerry Ladka, President Obama took full responsibility for handling the Benghazi situation and responded in a dignified fashion that honored the loss of life in the line of duty.
Then three words set in motion the defining moment of the debate when Crowley offered Obama a brief chance to respond to Romney saying that the president began his term with "an apology tour" through the Middle East.
Obama returned to the bloodshed in Benghazi. In his brief remark, he included these words: "The day after the attack, Governor, I stood in the Rose Garden, and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror."

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#775400 Oct 17, 2012
Phil wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Sounds about right in the large scheme of things. Not only do you have to consider construction supplies but also how he/she gets to work and buys groceries. Because he is working he now has money to spend on concerts, movies, and other entertainment. You must look at the one job in the overall picture.

You see when the dems increased the minimum wage twice that cut the number of low paying jobs. This in turn caused more lack of jobs because they had no money to spend. The people who were barely getting by now are no longer getting by. You libtards cut the the legs right out from under the economy. This death spiral is what tanked the economy and is still tanking the economy.
notlocal

AOL

#775402 Oct 17, 2012
Pinot wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
THANK YOU! I agree and applaud you as I have done the same.
The only thing I am not completely on board with is 'selling your soul for the company.' Never was asked to and never would anyway.
I find in business, your word is your bond or you don't last.

You go, Girl.'To hell with this imaginary 'war on women!'

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#775406 Oct 17, 2012
Later!!!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#775407 Oct 17, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>How in the fk could it be an Obama failure if it was a CIA failure? Think about that before you respond and consider that two of the deceased and all the survivors of the "attacks" at the Benghazi consulate and nearby annex are now being officially referred to as agents. Agents!
Have you already forhotten that a u.s. ambassador was killed?

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