Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232403 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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Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#776488 Oct 18, 2012
gerbilLNyerBUTT wrote:
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Thanks to your lips my micronuts are clean!
you said it

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#776489 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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And now that red light cameras are going up everywhere, the cameras snap the photo, you get ticket in mail. Who needs cops anymore? They'll probably make cars that can't go over the speed limit and not start if the person is drunk. Fire the cops.
That's about 5 years away. Both. Actually there will be speed strips like NASCAR uses to determine position. There will be transponders with license information on the car. I believe it was Texas that passed a law stating all new cars sold after , forget the year, must have the sensors in the car. If I get a chance I will look it up.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#776491 Oct 18, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> two different things there Dave. The police gather evidence, make arrests and hold the suspects for trial. They do not prevent most crime. That is one of the reasons we have the second amendment. Ask any policeperson. They will tell you.
How about all the police who while away hours ensnaring sex offenders on line or those who operate radar or visual speed and seat belt traps. How about the DUI roadblocks or those who simply sit outside popular nightspots or billiard lounges and just wait for easy pickins around closing time. How about the marine patrol who call boaters out for no reason whatsoever and conduct searches under the guise of safety inspections. I could fill up three pages of topix with cops behaving proactively as opposed to reactively Flacko and barely scratch the surface.
carol

Orlando, FL

#776492 Oct 18, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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I agree 100 percent.
Our biggest problem is we have so many people that actually realize this, but pretend to not know.
Almost every Obamabot poster herre falls into that category.
On here maybe but not necessarily in the real world. Even in an MSNBC focus group, half the audience acknowledged they were switching over to Romney after the second debate. They represent a whole lot of other people.

And the last debate is on foreign policy.
gerbilLNyerBUTT

Euless, TX

#776493 Oct 18, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
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UH-HUH, MAYBE SO. WHAT DOOM YOU EFFORTS TO FAILURE, HOWEVER, IS YOU PENCHANT FO' THE WORD,'SAMBO.' DEBIL PERPLEXED THAT YOU NOT ABLE TO SEE THIS WITHOUT HIS EXPENSIVE HELP? DEBIL SAY, "EXPENSIVE" CAUSE YOU GONNA PAY DEARLY FO' YOU LACK OF HUMILITY AN'u UNDERSTANDIN' OF THE HUMAN CONDITION.
What makes your stupid a$ d an expert on the human condition?
You need to get your head out from Obamas sphincter first...it must stink....

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#776494 Oct 18, 2012
carol wrote:
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A woman who is a nurse is going to make less than a male who is a computer programmer.
It's not that, cough, hard to understand.
Obama made a huge mistake by not clarifying this. Fortunately, enough lawyers did. Look it up if you even care enough about the truth.
Invalid analogy, dumb carol...a male nurse usually does make more than a female nurse; programmers tend to be treated more equally.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#776499 Oct 18, 2012
carol wrote:
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MY comments???
These comments were written by a Boston criminal lawyer on the website I posted.
And he cited two separate studies conducted on the subject: The Journal Archives of Sexual Behavior,(Vol. 23, No. 1, 1994) and the Journal Forensic Science Digest,(Vol. 11. No. 4, December 1985).
It's just you liberals get so tripped up with context - and reality.
No one EVER said rape was ANYTHING but a violent act.
But false accusations DO happen. I hate having to be the one to break it to you.
So forced fk is OK in Carol's world?

You get dumber by the day lady__this thread has destroyed your soul and mind just as I said it would back around post 25,000 when your needy self wandered over here.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#776500 Oct 18, 2012
gerbilLNyerBUTT wrote:
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Can you help me spell gerbilnyo b u t t?
Its important to that debil wacko...he be needn help!
Baaawwwaaahhhh!!!!!

Applause!
Phil

Saint Louis, MO

#776501 Oct 18, 2012
carol wrote:
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A woman who is a nurse is going to make less than a male who is a computer programmer.
It's not that, cough, hard to understand.
Obama made a huge mistake by not clarifying this. Fortunately, enough lawyers did. Look it up if you even care enough about the truth.
Wow, you really are stupid if that's what you think the issue is. It's when a male nurse makes more than a female nurse...same years of experience, same number of hours.

It's not that, cough, hard to understand.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#776504 Oct 18, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Invalid analogy, dumb carol...a male nurse usually does make more than a female nurse; programmers tend to be treated more equally.
Wrong. You are an idiot.
carol

Orlando, FL

#776505 Oct 18, 2012
dem wrote:
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Thanks for letting the newcomers get a chance to laugh at you.
The only people who laugh in the face of indisputable facts and prestigious studies are the easily fooled.

I'm used to that.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776506 Oct 18, 2012
carol wrote:
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On here maybe but not necessarily in the real world. Even in an MSNBC focus group, half the audience acknowledged they were switching over to Romney after the second debate. They represent a whole lot of other people.
And the last debate is on foreign policy.
I wish they would use a backdrop of our embassies burning and the Al Qaeda flag flying over four (not just one) of our embassies.
I hope Obama says something stupid like "Al Qaeda is on the ropes."
Well, that's one phrase he has to drop.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#776507 Oct 18, 2012
dem wrote:
Flack only exaggerated a 100 million or so.
The way he was acting I thought it was complete tea bag lie.
What do you use to clip the hair growing out of your ears?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#776508 Oct 18, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
This from Exxon after the first presidential debate:
October 4, 2012
To hear President Barack Obama in last night’s first presidential debate, you would think he was running against ExxonMobil this November given his tendency to single us out for criticism.
In a discussion of ways to address the federal deficit, the president repeated incorrect claims that ExxonMobil receives what he termed “corporate welfare.”
Because we’ve been pulled into this debate, I feel like asking the moderator to let me respond with several points.
The first is that ExxonMobil receives no special treatment in the U.S. tax code.
What the president often calls subsidies for “Big Oil” are legitimate tax provisions that apply to virtually all American manufacturers and producers. In fact, companies like ExxonMobil actually are specifically disadvantaged: The oil and gas industry deduction under section 199 of the tax code, for instance, is lower than the deduction allowed for nearly all other U.S. manufacturers.
The president has said he wants to remove these provisions for the oil and gas industry entirely – a punitive proposal that would do nothing except raise the cost of producing the energy that America needs to support economic recovery.
2011 Exxon earnings in the US 9.6 billion dollars
2011 Exxon taxes to US government 12.3 billion dollars
Keep in mind, too, that ExxonMobil’s U.S. tax expense amounts to more than $1 billion per month. In 2011, our total U.S. taxes of $12.3 billion exceeded our U.S. earnings by almost $3 billion, and our effective income tax rate in the U.S. was 31.4 percent – far higher than many critics have claimed. We are a large corporation with a disciplined business approach that has generated substantial earnings for our shareholders as well as energy for millions of U.S. consumers. Our earnings may be large – but so are our taxes.
Finally, there’s one more thing we do with the money we earn: We re-invest it. ExxonMobil plans to spend close to $37 billion for each of the next five years on forward-looking projects to develop the energy supplies the world will need in the decades to come.
Much of that money will be spent right here in the United States, which is why the Progressive Policy Institute recently hailed ExxonMobil as an “Investment Hero“ for our substantial U.S. capital investments.
Misleading attacks on oil companies like ExxonMobil have become a staple of some candidates during election time. And while such an approach may produce sound bites for the evening news, they do nothing to provide voters with the fundamental facts about the U.S. energy industry or the many ways we contribute to our nation’s economic growth, public treasury and international competitiveness. Thank you
Dear Mr.Exxon, glad to see you are doing so well. Please return that subsidy since you don't need it. Thank you.
Phil

Saint Louis, MO

#776509 Oct 18, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
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Democrats are trend setters in this area.
Here we go with the finger pointing. Republicans can't take responsibility for anything they do can they?

Both sides do it... it happens with Politics in general.

Disagree?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#776512 Oct 18, 2012
carol wrote:
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A woman who is a nurse is going to make less than a male who is a computer programmer.
It's not that, cough, hard to understand.
Obama made a huge mistake by not clarifying this. Fortunately, enough lawyers did. Look it up if you even care enough about the truth.
The Lilly Ledbetter Act focuses on equal pay for equal work Carol.

Are you saying that programming computers and nursing are equal forms of work???
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#776513 Oct 18, 2012
President Starky wrote:
Poll among likely voters shows Romney leading 52% to Obama 45%.
No candidate above 50% in mid October has ever lost.
Obama campaign in death spiral.
"Stuff's gettin better"
2012
Hussein Obama turned the tide in President Romney's favor....and then Plugs Biden turned the tide into a flood....

stick a fork in Hussein Obama....

RCP now has President Romney leading 47.7% to 46.7%....

and leading 206 to 201 in the Electoral College....

North Carolina moves to President Romney.....

landslide approaching....
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#776514 Oct 18, 2012
carol wrote:
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Re-endorse what? Did I miss something?
Are you going to be okay if Romney wins? I just don't want to have to be worried about my liberal topix BFF...who used to make me laugh a lot.
Paul Ryan ya ditz!

He withdrew his endorsement, you on the other hand are thrilled that this jackass made the statement and gone above and beyond trying to justify. You've spun it in so many directions and taken sh!t out of context and made false acussations about Phil and I.

Good lord woman get your head out of your behind, here was the story, if you have an issue with it take it up with Paul Ryan, bitch at him for withdrawing his endorsement, question him, make all these false accusations towards him.-

Paul Ryan withdraws endorsement after controversial rape statement

VICTORIA CAVALIERE

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Wisconsin lawmaker lost the endorsement of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Thursday after he claimed that “some girls, they rape so easy.”

Freshman Rep. Roger Rivard told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that his comments, first made back in December to Chetek Alert newspaper, had been taken out of context.

The newspaper quoted him as saying his father warned him "some girls rape easy,” meaning girls could decide they regretted a sexual encounter and call it rape.

Seeking to clarify the remarks on Wednesday, Rivard again repeated them.

"He (my father) also told me one thing,`If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,'" Rivard told the Journal Sentinel. "Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she's not going to say,‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.' All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she's underage. And he just said,`Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,' he said,‘they rape so easy.'"

Hours later, Rivard’s camp issued a clarification to the clarification, calling rape a “horrible act of violence.”

But the backlash was quick and severe. Rivard, who is locked in a tight race with Democratic opponent Stephen Smith, lost the support of key Republican figures, including Paul Ryan.

“State Representative Rivard's comments are outrageous and offensive," Ryan's congressional campaign spokesman Kevin Siefert said Thursday. "There is no place in our discourse for rhetoric such as this,” the statement adds.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-10-11/ne...

The jackass who made the comment now even deplores his own comments -

Hours later, Rivard’s camp issued a clarification to the clarification, calling rape a “horrible act of violence.”

I'm begging you to turn of the 'no spin' zone, it's making you dizzy!
carol

Orlando, FL

#776515 Oct 18, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>That would be "bear" not "bare" repeating, and it doesn't...what might be noteworthy in an eighteen-year-old study would be the number of false accusers, not the commonality of their motives.
Okay. Thanks.

Bare naked, bare knuckles, bears repeating...got it.

But you know how it is sometimes when you're in a hurry to make a point on here...as I've had to point out in some of your posts as well...and I know you appreciate it too.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#776517 Oct 18, 2012
Morons4Mitt wrote:
<quoted text>If we Democrats did not remind you Repubs what it was like for America when it was losing 750,000 jobs per month you might elect someone that would have the same ideas and do it all over.
If you were able to tell us how Obama fixed the job market and economy after having four years in office, two of which were a Democrat Supermajorty, I WOULD NOT KNOW YOU ARE A MORON.

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