Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1564507 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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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#780005 Oct 22, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Quite interesting, seriously.
Was watching a bit of the debate between Reagan and Mondale; it's amazing how we are still talking about the same issues. Walter Mondale was speaking about the Mexican border; illegal immigration, being opposed to a national citizen card etc.
carol

Orlando, FL

#780006 Oct 22, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
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Why shouldn't he bow to the King of Saudi Arabia? Thanks to the Republican's energy policies, Saudi Arabia owns us now.
It's a fragile and complicated relationship. But bowing down to a Saudi king doesn't help secure their respect precisely because of the vast differences in our culture.

It would be no different if a Saudi king bowed down to a U.S. President.

It's just not done in the world of diplomacy and among world leaders.

Obama also bowed to the Japanese Emperor. According to an academic with expertise on the Japanese Empire: "The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president."

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/11/...

At least Obama got the bow somewhat right, but he should have learned from Nixon's mistake of bowing in the first place.
fred

Milford, CT

#780007 Oct 22, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of reaming, that is what the middle class is going to get if Romney wins.
President Romney will restore America to be a prosperous, strong country. Ya know like under W. duh
TSM

United States

#780008 Oct 22, 2012
Should Obama show Leadership and Resign tonight? I think Obama should show the same integrity for the Office as Nixon!! He ‘Obama’ could use a line out of Nixon Speech “By taking this action ‘Obama’ I hope that I will have hastened the start of that process of healing which is so desperately needed in America!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#780009 Oct 22, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Who's knows what Romney is? It basically depends on what group he is speaking to. He's a complete fake, phony, fraud, sham, snake oil/used car salesman (no offense to snake oil/used car sales people).
But, see, Homer...that's exactly how I feel about Obama.

So which one of us is right?

Unless and until Romney has a chance to prove himself, all you have is Obama's dismal record and hiding from the press.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#780010 Oct 22, 2012
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)— The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week shot up to a three-month high, reversing a sharp decline in the government’s prior report caused by a seasonal quirk that showed first-time claims at a four-year low. New jobless claims jumped by 46,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000 in the week ended Oct. 13, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast claims would rise to 365,000.

Two weeks ago, the Labor Department said claims had fallen to a four-year low, but the decline stemmed from a seasonal anomaly in the data that often happens at the end of a quarter. It wasn’t indicative of a rapidly improving labor market.

California showed a sharp drop in claims two weeks ago when it normally reports a big increase like most other states. Some 46 states reported higher claims in the week ended Oct. 6, government data showed. California, the most populous state, was by far the biggest exception.(THEy lied in CALI)
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#780011 Oct 22, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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High winds.... sucking?
Too much gas? Loud farting noises blanketed the skies as it went down in an emergency landing. He'll probably get fined for air pollution.!!
fred

Milford, CT

#780012 Oct 22, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Who's knows what Romney is? It basically depends on what group he is speaking to. He's a complete fake, phony, fraud, sham, snake oil/used car salesman (no offense to snake oil/used car sales people).
The Kenyan is an America hating communist. Every time. duh

President Romney is a good family man with a long record of achievement.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#780013 Oct 22, 2012
carol wrote:
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Clinton said it himself. Romney is a moderate. We need a moderate about now. He has to get elected first by not only moderates but conservatives.
Romney balanced the budget in Massachusetts with a predominantly Democrat Congress. That speaks reams about his ability to work with the opposition and still get things done.
One of the major reasons to elect Romney is precisely because of his ability to reach across the aisle. Don't you think it's time we had someone who knew how to bring both sides together?
Maybe you should talk to those who knew him best--they like him least: "He didn't run for a second term as governor because he knew that he would have been soundly defeated by the voters who really experienced what he was really like. He'll be lucky if he gets within 20 percentage points of Obama in Massachusetts in this election.
Romney doesn't say much about his governorship, and those things that he does say are either lies or extreme distortions

. Most recently, the "binder full of women" gaffe is an example. He neither sought nor assembled that binder of women that he was boasting about; rather, it was brought to him and his opponent during the gubernatorial campaign by a bipartisan women's group that wanted both candidates to consider those in the binder for possible appointments whichever one of them was elected.

Another example is him bragging that, while he was governor, he balanced the budget without raising taxes, which is true. What he doesn't say is that in Massachusetts it's the law that the budget be balanced. That is, every governor has balanced the budget!

His assertion about not raising taxes is even more deceptive because instead of raising taxes he raised every conceivable fee one could think of and further cut state aid to the cities and towns so that they had to raise taxes to survive. The bottom line is that it cost residents considerably more to live in Massachusetts after he got through "...balancing the budget without raising taxes...."
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#780014 Oct 22, 2012
carol wrote:
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It's a fragile and complicated relationship. But bowing down to a Saudi king doesn't help secure their respect precisely because of the vast differences in our culture.
It would be no different if a Saudi king bowed down to a U.S. President.
It's just not done in the world of diplomacy and among world leaders.
Obama also bowed to the Japanese Emperor. According to an academic with expertise on the Japanese Empire: "The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president."
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/11/...
At least Obama got the bow somewhat right, but he should have learned from Nixon's mistake of bowing in the first place.
What about toungue kissing and back massages?
carol

Orlando, FL

#780015 Oct 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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So you think that after 4 years of record Republican obstructionism, the Dems in Congress would play ball with a Republican in the WH?
What flavor of kool-aid is FOX serving this week?
Well, first of all, Democrats had full control of Congress the first two years of Obama's presidency.

They could have done anything they wanted to do. They decided to shove Obamacare down our throats.

The obstructionists since January 2011 when Republicans took back the House are a slight majority of Democrat Senators who refused to even put legislation passed by the House up for a vote and rejected Obama's budget unanimously twice.

You've got it all wrong, my friend.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#780016 Oct 22, 2012
Mile wrote:
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I suspect Romney has a handle on foreign affairs. However I hope he doesn't get into specifics over Benghazi, as Obama will be only too prepared to move the goal posts again on this issue. Instead Romney needs to talk in general terms while reaffirming his position of standing with Israel. There needs to be no daylight between the two nations and stronger leadership is required. As it's clear from the eruptions all over the middle east, the murder of our Ambassador, Iran's accelerated development of nuclear material and with over 30,000 civillians murdered in Syria. That the policies of appeasement and apologising has failed the region and made America weaker on the world stage.
Time for a change of policy, time for a stronger and more respected America.
Time for strong leadership, Romney/Ryan 2012
Apologizing.

Obama never said the word 'apology'. All he did was point out the mistakes made by the last administration. Mistakes that are an accepted part of the mainstream narrative.

So really, the whole right wing 'apology' thing stems from a right wing aversion to admitting they voted someone into office that is seen by most of the world as a complete foreign policy failure.
RUSH10ME

Newport News, VA

#780017 Oct 22, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
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Why shouldn't he bow to the King of Saudi Arabia? Thanks to the Republican's energy policies, Saudi Arabia owns us now.
That would be China, try to keep up I know it's hard with that Hampton University ejumakashn .
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#780018 Oct 22, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Who's knows what Romney is? It basically depends on what group he is speaking to. He's a complete fake, phony, fraud, sham, snake oil/used car salesman (no offense to snake oil/used car sales people).
Did you read her second sentence? "We need a moderate now"!!!
Everyday a new Mitt, every day a new Carol. No wonder she likes him.
The far rightwingnut Carol now says "We need a moderate"
Thanks for the chuckle Carol!!!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#780019 Oct 22, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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Is that what he said? Are you Obama?
He said he wasn't going to worry about trying to sway their vote, they're in the tank for Obama, they're on some form of government subsidy and Obama promises more and more subsidies.
You really are quite the liar. Romney in a closed door fund raiser called the 47& irresponsible among other things.

He said:

"All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it -- that that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.... These are people who pay no income tax....[M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#780020 Oct 22, 2012
The level of claims — a rough gauge of whether layoffs are rising or falling — has been little changed for most of the year. Neil Dutta, head of economics at Renaissance Macro, noted that the four-week average is basically unchanged since March.

Claims and other data, mainly the monthly employment report, suggest the economy is adding a modest number of jobs. The U.S. gained an average of 146,000 net jobs in each month of the third quarter.

Most of the increase is coming from fewer layoffs instead of an accelerated pace of hiring, however.

“The rate of firing remains low,” Dutta said.“Thus, in order for employment to accelerate, the pace of hiring must quicken.”

Yet the current pace of job growth is not expected to pick up anytime soon. Most businesses have turned cautious in light of a global economic slowdown and the prospect of higher U.S. taxes and deep spending cuts taking effect in 2013 unless Washington acts to change current law. Analysts call such a scenario as a “fiscal cliff.”
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#780021 Oct 22, 2012
fred wrote:
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President Romney will restore America to be a prosperous, strong country. Ya know like under W. duh
Stop popping the orange sunshine freddie, Helter Skelter.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#780022 Oct 22, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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What about toungue kissing and back massages?
This isn't a dating site.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#780023 Oct 22, 2012
carol wrote:
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But, see, Homer...that's exactly how I feel about Obama.
So which one of us is right?
Unless and until Romney has a chance to prove himself, all you have is Obama's dismal record and hiding from the press.
Carol, but Romney hasn't proven himself through his statements. He hasn't been consistent in what he's presenting, has he? Honestly? His proposals are ever changing! I cannot imagine having a day-to-day relationship with someone so wishy washy. He's got our nation's security at his fingertips!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#780024 Oct 22, 2012
carol wrote:
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It's a fragile and complicated relationship. But bowing down to a Saudi king doesn't help secure their respect precisely because of the vast differences in our culture.
It would be no different if a Saudi king bowed down to a U.S. President.
It's just not done in the world of diplomacy and among world leaders.
Obama also bowed to the Japanese Emperor. According to an academic with expertise on the Japanese Empire: "The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president."
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/11/...
At least Obama got the bow somewhat right, but he should have learned from Nixon's mistake of bowing in the first place.
Carol, you get dumber every day.

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