Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1547593 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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Nobama

Blue Bell, PA

#777927 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
She found out she was paid 14% less than Scarborough and almost quit.$2 million to make smirks and roll her eyes isn't bad change.
you make my point that just because the two sit there side-by-side does not mean that they bring the same value to the table.....

Mika pisses off male viewers by her open disdain of any reporting on sports issues....don't understand why she can't just shut up if she hates sports.....

of course you know her history of getting fired at CBS to free up the big bucks for Katie Colonoscopy.....
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777928 Oct 19, 2012
yeoman to yuppie
There have always been two essential types among America’s
yeomanry. One is the striving strain—materialistic, acquisitive,
and set on rising in the world. This type included the entrepreneurial farmer on the frontier who behaved more
like a real estate developer, rapidly clearing his acreage only
to sell up and move on. It also included the sort of individual
Woodrow Wilson approvingly referred to as “the man on
the make”—who would prove his entrepreneurial prowess
if only the government would give him the opportunity to
do so by breaking up the trusts.
Nobama

Blue Bell, PA

#777929 Oct 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> And money is access. Insurance is access.
not if the compensation rate is so low, as in Medicare, that doctors prefer to treat more profitable patients....

many doctors are already refusing to accept new Medicare patients.....
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777930 Oct 19, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Mitt Romney's kids have a job: kids!
Hey?
When has a CEO ever done anything for the people?
We have insurance companies who drop you when you need them most: your not covered, here are your premiums back, sue us! Did some CEO think up that one?
Mitt Romney: I was a CEO! I will create 12 million jobs. Really? Most CEO's seem only to hire as a last resort. If demand for their products outstrips supply: they hire.
Most CEO's love the Bush massive recession: cheap labor!
They can put up signs "hiring" and offer lower wages!
Mitt Romney:
Cut taxes for the richest like him to zero!
Cut:
Medicare
Social security
Medicaid
Healthcare coverage access for all
EPA
PBS?
To pay for tax cuts!! It's insane!
Hey! Don't put grandma out on the street:
VOTE FOR OBAMA!! VOTE ALL DEMOCRAT TICKET!!
(or just fffccckkkk off!)
OBAMA IS THE TO{P CEO AND YOU r RIGHT CEO DO NOTHING FOR THE PEOPLE SO just fffccckkkk off!)SAMBO QUIMBO OR YEOMAN
Nobama

Blue Bell, PA

#777931 Oct 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Looks like the Boy Scouts took a page from the Pope.
the Boy Scouts actively tried to exclude homosexual leaders to prevent such problems.....

of course, the left would rather protect homosexuals than protect children....
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777932 Oct 19, 2012
During the brief recession of 1958, President Eisenhower
twice went before the American people to tell them that it was
their patriotic duty to save less and “Buy Now.” Advertisers
quickly seized on the presidential directive, producing such
slogans as “Buy Now: The job you save may be your own.”31
Consumers were the new heroes on the expanding frontier
of mass consumption. If they lacked freedom and independence,
they could at least console themselves with their
bungalows and patios, and with more stuff bought on store
credit than their parents had ever dreamed of owning.
Nobama

Blue Bell, PA

#777934 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
Oct. 18, 2012 If the Romney’s can’t win legally, they’ll take over Ohio’s electronic voting machines through investments, a direct conflict of interest in a contentious state in this election.
The new owners of Ohio’s voting machines under the brand name HART Intercivic is none other than Tagg Romney the son of one of the candidates Mitt Romney. In recent weeks Tagg has taken a more “active role in his father’s campaign management” but when you look further, he also has a major problem with that role.
By virtue of conflict of interest alone, this role should be investigated by the DOJ preferably involving the addition of the FBI, Homeland Security and the CIA to ensure this connection will not endanger the vote in Ohio and other states.
Read more: http://www.politicolnews.com/tagg-romney-inve...
kind of like Al Franken finding bags of ballots in car trunks???...
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777935 Oct 19, 2012
Other boomers may recognize more of themselves in the striving
strain of American yeomanry. By the late 1970s, the ruling
coalition of big business, big labor, and big government that
had prevailed since the late New Deal had hit a wall, producing
high unemployment and stagflation. Into the economic
void came the high-tech start-ups— companies founded as
often as not by college dropouts in their parents’ garages and
funded by credit cards—whose “creative destruction” pushed
the American economy out of its lethargy. Yet if Bill Gates
started out as a classic striving “man on the make,” the sort of
yeoman who would have stirred Woodrow Wilson’s heart, he
soon enough became a monopolist. This, in short compass,
defines the central economic dilemma of today’s America:
how to once again to preserve the yeoman’s interest in an era
rising inequality and vast concentrations of capital
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777936 Oct 19, 2012
the new yeomanry
We now live in a world in which for increasing numbers of
Americans there are few alternatives to some form of yeomanry.
The grand bargain struck between industrial labor
and large manufacturers in the postwar era, which allowed
even automobile assembly-line workers to own their own
homes, send their kids to college, and look forward to comfortable
retirement, is now a dead letter. Similarly, the option
of becoming an “organization man,” securely entrenched in a
rule-bound corporate bureaucracy, is rapidly disappearing.
Between 1983 and 2006, median job tenure (time in one
job) declined by 38 percent among men aged 35 to 44 and
by 37 percent among men aged 45 to 54. When displaced
workers find new jobs, they often take a sharp drop in pay, a
phenomenon that during the last recession (2001–03) was
most pronounced for highly educated individuals, whose
typical earnings loss was about 21 percent.32
Global competition, which increasingly affects white-collar
as well as blue-collar workers, is partly to blame for the
declining economic power of employees. So are automation
and an aging workforce, in which there are fewer and
fewer workers to support the “legacy cost” of each retiree,
and in which older workers face increasing age discrimination
due to the soaring cost of their employer-provided
health care. Taken together, these and other trends have
increased the power of large holders of capital and caused
a rewriting of the social contract.
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#777937 Oct 19, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Mitt Romney's kids have a job: kids!
Hey?
When has a CEO ever done anything for the people?
We have insurance companies who drop you when you need them most: your not covered, here are your premiums back, sue us! Did some CEO think up that one?
Mitt Romney: I was a CEO! I will create 12 million jobs. Really? Most CEO's seem only to hire as a last resort. If demand for their products outstrips supply: they hire.
Most CEO's love the Bush massive recession: cheap labor!
They can put up signs "hiring" and offer lower wages!
Mitt Romney:
Cut taxes for the richest like him to zero!
Cut:
Medicare
Social security
Medicaid
Healthcare coverage access for all
EPA
PBS?
To pay for tax cuts!! It's insane!
Hey! Don't put grandma out on the street:
VOTE FOR OBAMA!! VOTE ALL DEMOCRAT TICKET!!
(or just fffccckkkk off!)
Why is Obama losing?
Nobama

Blue Bell, PA

#777938 Oct 19, 2012
yepperz wrote:
President Obama picked up the endorsement of several high-profile newspapers today, but this one is more likely to leave a mark on Mitt Romney as it comes from the Salt Lake City Tribune of Utah.
well, Jean, guess that means that Utah is going to Hussein Obama.....
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#777939 Oct 19, 2012
No spammmmmer!!

OBAMA IS PRESIDENT OF THE USA.

ACA -- LAW OF THE LAND.

now that is "for the people"

Pro life!

Republicans: pro death!

Let 26,000 die each year without access to coverage.
DEAD!

GONE!

CUT DOWN BY YOUR CLOWNS!!

stop the spam! Stop Romney! Vote better: Democrats! Vote for Obama!

(or as previously mentioned: F U! OK?)
Jonathan Hemlock wrote:
<quoted text>OBAMA IS THE TO{P CEO AND YOU r RIGHT CEO DO NOTHING FOR THE PEOPLE SO just fffccckkkk off!)SAMBO QUIMBO OR YEOMAN

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#777940 Oct 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The point is that smart business people know & understand the value of good employees, Understand the costs of training new ones. Most are already offering good insurance benefits . They are not going to run out & make everyone part time.
that's what you think. Market forces are very powerful. To compete you will do what you have to. Hope we are both around in a couple of years to discuss it.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777941 Oct 19, 2012
SLAVERY AND SECTIONALISM

One issue, however, exacerbated the regional and economic differences between North and South: slavery. Resenting the large profits amassed by Northern businessmen from marketing the cotton crop, Southerners attributed the backwardness of their own section to Northern aggrandizement. Northerners, on the other hand, declared that slavery -- the "peculiar institution," which the South regarded as essential to its economy -- was wholly responsible for the region's relative backwardness.

As far back as 1830, sectional lines had been steadily hardening on the slavery question. In the North, abolitionist feeling grew more and more powerful, abetted by a free-soil movement vigorously opposed to the extension of slavery into the Western regions not yet organized as states. To Southerners of 1850, slavery was a condition for which they felt no more responsible than for their English speech or their representative institutions. In some seaboard areas, slavery by 1850 was well over 200 years old; it was an integral part of the basic economy of the region.

Only a minority of Southern whites owned slaves. In 1860 there were a total of 46,274 planters throughout the slave-holding states, with a planter defined as someone who owned at least 20 slaves. More than half of all slaves worked on plantations. Some of the yeoman farmers, 70 percent of whom held less than 40 hectares, had a handful of slaves, but most had none. The "poor whites" lived on the lowest rung of Southern society and held no slaves. It is easy to understand the interest of the planters in slave holding -- they owned most of the slaves. But the yeomen and poor whites supported the institution of slavery as well. They feared that if freed, blacks would compete with them for land. Equally important, the presence of slaves raised the standing of the yeomen and the poor whites on the social scale; they would not willingly relinquish this status.

As they fought the weight of Northern opinion, political leaders of the South, the professional classes and most of the clergy now no longer apologized for slavery but championed it. Southern publicists insisted, for example, that the relationship between capital and labor was more humane under the slavery system than under the wage system of the North.

Before 1830 the old patriarchal system of plantation government, with its personal supervision of the slaves by their masters, was still characteristic. Gradually, however, with the introduction of large-scale cotton production in the lower South, the master gradually ceased to exercise close personal supervision over his slaves, and employed professional overseers whose tenure depended upon their ability to exact from slaves a maximum amount of work.

Slavery was inherently a system of brutality and coercion in which beatings and the breakup of families through the sale of individuals were commonplace. In the end, however, the most trenchant criticism of slavery was not the behavior of individual masters and overseers toward the slaves, but slavery's fundamental violation of every human being's inalienable right to be free.
Morons4Mitt

Rochester, KY

#777942 Oct 19, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
W was a great president who loves America. President Romney would do well to imitate W's policies.
Democrats are 100% responsible for the sub prime fueled housing balloon and subsequent collapse of the financial sector by blackmailing bankers to issue mortgages to minorities or face the charge of racism. The Kenyan mau mau's communist coup made the economy worse.
My goodness!!! Can you name just ONE Bush policy that did anything to help America??//
When are the jobs going to start flowing due to the lowest tax rates on the rich ever in US history? You Repubs are such blind sheep. No wonder old Beck got rich off you nuts. The economy collapsed and you want to go back and do the same things over.
Less taxes on the rich so we will never be able to pay the bills.
Less regulations so banks and Wall St can do it all over.
750,000 PLUS jobs lost per month. Surely that rings a bell !
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777943 Oct 19, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
No spammmmmer!!
OBAMA IS PRESIDENT OF THE USA.
ACA -- LAW OF THE LAND.
now that is "for the people"
Pro life!
Republicans: pro death!
Let 26,000 die each year without access to coverage.
DEAD!
GONE!
CUT DOWN BY YOUR CLOWNS!!
stop the spam! Stop Romney! Vote better: Democrats! Vote for Obama!
(or as previously mentioned: F U! OK?)
<quoted text>
You ARE AN ABORTIONISH HOW COULD YOU BE PRO LIFE READ MORE YOU ONLY SPEW TALKING FROM YOUR YEOMAN MASTERS SAMBO QUIMBO
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#777944 Oct 19, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That's not a job. I don't get paid but I could. A lot.
If you were here tonight you could watch, Lita Ford, David Allen Coe, and pick up bands that include members you've heard of from___Molly Hatchett__38 Special__Marshall Tucker__Atlanta Rythm Section and more. Watching bands is really easy bud__and the only folks getting paid for doing it are on TV shows or living in Nashville rather than posting nonsense on topix and taking fkn naps.

This weekend, over thirty five thousand bands will take the stage somewhere in North America, and after a half dozen beers and a couple of shooters they'll all sound great.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#777945 Oct 19, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
No spammmmmer!!
OBAMA IS PRESIDENT OF THE USA.
ACA -- LAW OF THE LAND.
now that is "for the people"
Pro life!
Republicans: pro death!
Let 26,000 die each year without access to coverage.
DEAD!
GONE!
CUT DOWN BY YOUR CLOWNS!!
stop the spam! Stop Romney! Vote better: Democrats! Vote for Obama!
(or as previously mentioned: F U! OK?)
<quoted text>
I know I'm going to regret this but you know the ACA is about insurance and not health care, right? The same people who didn't have insurance before won't have insurance now. They will just pay the tax. This solves nothng but does add another layer of government to our already over governed lives. Here is the fun part. Most people who don't buy the insurance but pay the tax won't pay the tax either. It will be deducted from their tax return that they didn't pay into either. It's SUCKERS! and the American people swallowed it whole.
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#777946 Oct 19, 2012
Jonathan Hemlock wrote:
<quoted text>You ARE AN ABORTIONISH HOW COULD YOU BE PRO LIFE READ MORE YOU ONLY SPEW TALKING FROM YOUR YEOMAN MASTERS SAMBO QUIMBO
No

No

No

You are an idiot spammer!

If you make abortion illegal........all it will do is harm the women.

The pregnancy will be gone anyway:

Back alley dangerous style! T J! MEXICO.

The richest will send little Susie to Switzerland for an abortion. She can check on daddy's money after!

Is that what you did before?

Hypocrite?

Come on spammmmmer! Take a break!!!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#777947 Oct 19, 2012
Well I have a long drive ahead of me. You all have a safe weekend. PEACE!!!

Dow down 205. Just sayin'.

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