Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1482630 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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#776816 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Before you blame people, you need to be sure.
RealDave you are as pathetic as your Liberal cohort’s!! The Liberals/Democrats pukes not only played politics with the wars but claim the war was Lost!!
How about John Kerry saying Americans troops terrorize woman in children in the middle of the Night, Dick Durbin comparing U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Nazis, Soviet gulags and Cambodia's Pol Pot, Murtha Accused U.S. Marines of "Cold Blooded Murder" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday the war in Iraq is "lost!! Liberals/Democrats are the architect of divisive campaigning during crisis!!
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#776817 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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What future? Of not getting equal pay as men? Not having healthcare? If a baby is born with a disease or birth defect; that's a pre existing condition. No insurance.
Or will she prefer that her children not have access to public school?
Or is it that she doesn't her child to be a recipient of pell grants or student loans?
Or perhaps, she wants her raped daughter to bear the rapists baby?
Or maybe, she wants Medicare and Social Security abolished, so that she can not only have to take care of her children, but her elderly and infirm parents?
Or is that she doesn't believe in birth control and doesn't care if it's outlawed so she can remain a baby factory?
Oh the drauma........
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#776818 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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It's possible, because there were so many Republicans who voted for President Obama; they're still republicans at heart, you know, if the black guy can't walk on water and heal wounds with his hands; then, he's no damn good.
You're really off the deep end.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#776820 Oct 18, 2012
Good DNA = Democratic National Antithesis
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#776821 Oct 18, 2012
dem wrote:
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Binders come natural to guys who tie up women too.
Here's Dem speaking from experience.

Oakland, CA

#776822 Oct 18, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Ok. Let's go over this again:
In 1999 Bill Clinton coerced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to institute nationwide a subprime housing mortgage underwriting program.
This Democrat program created a mountain of what was called "toxic assets."
Like someone once said: You are entitled to your opinion but not your own facts!
Weep and learn moron!
With millions of people pursuing the "American dream" of home ownership, politicians (Sen. Phil Gramm (R, Texas), Rep. Jim Leach (R, Iowa), and Rep. Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.(R, Virginia), the co-sponsors of the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act!) and regulators who dismantled a system of financial safeguards and then ignored warnings of impending disaster, and financial markets and institutions disregarding risk in their headlong pursuit of profit. It goes back at least to the year 2000 - when the dot-com boom went bust. It drove down stocks and sparked a recession and then came the attacks of September 11, 2001 - a body blow to the US economy. To hasten economic recovery, the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, headed by Alan Greenspan, used the most powerful weapon in its arsenal - it cut interest rates repeatedly. Lower rates made it easier for banks to lend and consumers to borrow and spend. It did stimulate the economy and it stimulated housing, because effectively the cost of investment was negative, you could borrow money for virtually nothing. Home-ownership is the bedrock of the American dream and US tax laws encourage home ownership by allowing people to deduct the interest they pay on their mortgages. US mortgages during the boom government-sponsored financial institutions such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac contributed by underwriting mortgages and making it easier for people of modest means to put down the money for a home. From around 2001 and 2002, with mortgage interest rates at near-record lows, millions of Americans went shopping for homes. With demand soaring, the price of housing nearly doubled from 2000 to 2006. But many of those buyers couldn't really afford what they were getting. They wanted to buy a house they wanted a piece of the dream and the mortgage industry was encouraging them to buy. It got to the point where the brokers were offering mortgages to people who had little or no income, who somehow thought they could put these payments together. Sensing a potential bonanza, banks and mortgage companies began peddling loans to riskier segments of the population - especially low-income first-time homebuyers. These were called "sub-prime" mortgages. Many of the mortgages were adjustable-rate mortgages.
They were built so that in the first year your interest rate was low, but somewhere down the road, your interest rate jumped. But something else was at work as the housing bubble grew: The US government, under the sway of the Republican Party’s free-market, anti-regulation ideology, had begun to systematically dismantle rules and regulations established after the Great Depression of the 1930s. In 1999, the US congress repealed laws designed to stop financial crashes - saying markets should regulate themselves.

Allentown, PA

#776823 Oct 18, 2012
A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading in Pennsylvania, a state that Republicans had all but written off just weeks ago but which is now listed as a toss up by the Real Clear Politics website.

Susquehanna Polling and Research the results of a poll it conducted for state party officials that shows Romney with a 49 percent to 45 percent lead over President Obama.

It's the first poll to show Romney leading among likely voters in the Keystone State.

Allentown, PA

#776824 Oct 18, 2012
President Barack Obama, during an interview to be shown on Comedy Central, has responded to a question about his administration's confused communication after the Benghazi attack, by saying:'If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.'

Obama was speaking to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show for a program to be broadcast tonight.

Stewart, a liberal whose young audience is full of potential voters prized by the Obama campaign, asked the president about his handling of the aftermath of the Benghazi attack.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#776825 Oct 18, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>ironic post of the day
I knew you'd like it.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#776826 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Pay attention, I'll try to type slower.
I said law enforcement officers are NOT hired to prevent violent crimes.
I said nothing about changing the crime rate, catching offenders, or solving crimes which, as everyone but you idiots know, happens AFTER the violent crime has been committed.
God, you libs are ignorant.
Are they hired to eat donuts?
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#776827 Oct 18, 2012
LOL wrote:
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That's not a costume.
It appears to be the only part of her body that she thinks and/or care about.

Since: Sep 08

Joliet, Illinois

#776828 Oct 18, 2012
Debate Score

Romney 2
Obama 0

Ryan 1
Biden 0
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#776832 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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I thought you said you were't born in the 50's?
Ward worked, June stayed home and did housework with a dress and heels on wearing an apron. She met Wally and Beaver at the door with baked cookies. Ward and June slept in twin beds!!!
I was born in the 50's and watched those shows, and that's the way it was then, my mother and most mothers stayed home, didn't drive etc. but it is not like that anymore and we're not going back.
You're last sentence about liberals insisting that you hate your neighbor is utter nonsense and a lie.
So what do you think about a woman who chooses to stay home, do housework in a dress, and meet her children at the door with cookies?

Greensboro, NC

#776834 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Romney already got his butt kicked on Libya. He demonstrates his total lack of experience in international affairs.
Before you blame people, you need to be sure. That takes time.
It is sad how Romney is using the deaths of these people for political purposes.
It is actually sad you are so gullible. Lying to the american people for political protection, as Obama did, is not presidential.

You must view Nixon as a national hero.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#776836 Oct 18, 2012
dem wrote:
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That's why they hate unions.
I saw an article about unions that said only about 52% of union people will vote for Obama.
You'd think the right would try and court the union vote since its already so close to even.
But no.
They want to destroy unions for the exact reason you stated.
Unions were once great institutioins, and they acomplished great things for workers. Now unions are ruled by greed and protect lazy, substandard workers.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#776837 Oct 18, 2012
Love it!!
Look at waxturd and nobrainsa!!!!
"When uhhhhhh if Obama wins again blah blah blah....."
They know Mitt Romney will never win!
Mitt Romney is against 47% of the citizens!!!
What a jerk!!
Mitt hates your grandma!
Wants to put her on the street.
Just for greed! For the richest on earth.
Mitt loves a great depression:
Gives his companies lots of cheap labor!
Oh yeah!!!
Believe it! With those Bush tax cuts for the richest ---- they have more money now!!
Sailed through a mega recession just fine!
Mitt says do it 4 times as much!
Tell Mitt: fffccccckkkkkk you!
52% of the people are for Romney.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#776838 Oct 18, 2012
President Obama on Jon Stewart tonight
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#776839 Oct 18, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>The patriotic women are getting behind Mr. Romney in droves , they have already pushed him six [6] points ahead of the obumbler , what a great day for women and America , I predict a mental breakdown for all the obamas and a whole of burning and looting after Nov.6 .
Aww let Lily alone, Big Bird is her only friend.

Indianapolis, IN

#776840 Oct 18, 2012
Limbaugh Complains Romney's "47 Percent" Comments Were Taken "Out Of Context" While Promoting "You Didn't Build That"
American Lady

Danville, KY

#776841 Oct 18, 2012
Stop Crime In USA wrote:
The negro pig is a cocaine user and a known queer sexual predator. Why would anybody vote for this filthy negro pig ?
The Case Against Slave Reparations
Submitted by NLPC Staff on Wed, 05/13/2009

This 48-page monograph was written by NLPC President Peter Flaherty and NLPC ...olicy John Carlisle. First published in 2004, it was extensively updated in 2008. NLPC recently gave permission to Cengage Learning to reprint pages 18-20 in a forthcoming book titled Global Viewpoints: Slavery.

Shakedown Via the Courts
Slave reparations ... High-profile lawyers have
filed class-action lawsuits against
corporations that they allege
profited directly or indirectly from
slavery. According to Brooklyn Law
School Professor Anthony J. Sebok,
..l under successor corporation laws.
These laws facilitate lawsuits against
companies that have been sold or
merged many times.
suit puts the value of slave labor at
$1.4 trillion—almost as much as
the federal government collects in
individual and corporate income
taxes each year. One of the plaintiffs
was Deadria Farmer-Paellmann, an
activist attorney who is credited
with helping to initiate the current
reparations movement. In 2000,
Farmer-Paellmann, then a student
... ney, a law professor
at Emory University in Atlanta,
says,“If I’m a stockholder and the
company decides to give away some
of my money [for reparations], I may
not be very pleased.”
.. CSX was formed in 1980
and represented the end product
of numerous railroad mergers and
acquisitions going back decades.
FleetBoston Financial Corporation
can be traced to hundreds of 6
predecessor banks, only one of which
the plaintiffs can single out for its
links to slavery. Providence Bank,
which no longer exists, allegedly
profited from a loan it made to a
Providence, RI slave trader.
But the reparations movement is
not interested in legal probity. After
Farmer-Paellmann filed her suit,
reparations suits against corporations
proliferated. Richard E. Barber, a
former deputy executive director
of the NAACP, filed a lawsuit in
Newark, NJ targeting New York
Life Insurance Co., the Wall Street
investment firm Brown Brothers
Harriman & Co., and the railway
company Norfolk Southern.
“This is just another step in a
series of upcoming political and
legal moves that will address the
issue of reparations for American
slave descendants,” said Edward
Fagan, Barber’s attorney. Fagan was
involved in the Holocaust-related
lawsuits against German companies
and Swiss banks. He vowed to file
similar slave reparations lawsuits all
over the country.
... tobacco and railroad
firms. These included JP Morgan
Chase & Co., Brown & Williamson
Tobacco Corp., RJ Reynolds
Tobacco, Union Pacific and Lehman
Brothers. Reparations lawyers argued
that the corporations’ ancestors
profited by insuring slave ships,
using slaves, or financing businesses
built with slave labor...ducation that would
benefit African Americans.
But reparations activists lost this
round. On January 26, 2004, Illinois
.. Congress to pass a bill
to study reparations and a national
disclosure bill based on Chicago’s
disclosure law.
The activists are currently appealing
Norgle’s decision to the U.S.
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lawsuits are just one part of a broader
strategy to agitate for reparations
compensation. After the unfavorable
January ruling, Farmer-Paellmann
said that advocates will start using
other tactics to pressure companies:
“The next stages will include boycotts
and ads in university (newspapers)
and major press.”
... An unidentified lawyer
for one of the targeted corporations
says business believes the reparations
issue will fade away because it doesn’t
resonate with the public.

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