Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Jane Says

New York, NY

#784714 Oct 26, 2012
carol wrote:
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Clint Eastwood was right. When Barack Obama's leadership has been needed, he has been absent.
~While at the University of Chicago, according to Senior Lecturer Richard Epstein, "Obama did the minimal amount of work to get through. No one remembers him. He was not a participant in luncheons or workshops. He was here and gone."
~As a U.S. senator for less than one term, according to Gov Track.us, "From Jan 2005 to Oct 2008, Obama missed 314 of 1300 recorded or roll call votes, which is 24.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.4%."
~As President, the Government Accountability Institute points out that from January 23, 2009 until May 31, 2012, President Obama was in office for 1,225 days and only attended 536 presidential daily briefs, an anemic 43.8% attendance record.
(The Obama administration contends that holding such meetings is not important, that the president simply reads his PDB when there is no meeting.)
~According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, President Obama has held 208 fundraisers since filing papers for re-election including 141 so far in 2012.
(For comparison's sake, President George W. Bush, who was facing a tough re-election campaign attended a total of 97 fundraisers.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/empty_...
When was the last time President Obama met with Congress members?
President Obama, where art thou?
a) flitting between cities and across cities on Date Nights w/Moochelle

b) playing golf

c) vacationing

d) appearing with celebrities for fundraising

e) talking about the death of Americans on comedy central

f) Vegas, spotted with Beyonce, Jay-Z and Elvis

g) all of the above
Florida

United States

#784715 Oct 26, 2012
But, what if support for Obama's reelection -- even where he may be the most popular -- is diminished from his original 2008 numbers? What if Obama wins these three states by only one million votes -- each -- a margin of 1 million popular votes in each state? He still gets all 104 electoral votes, yet he's "lost" more than three million popular votes. That's almost 5 percent of his entire 2008 national total. How would that loss appear in national polls matched against Romney? Devastating, no doubt. But would it change anything?

Of course not. The winner of California, New York and Illinois gets 104 electoral votes even if their winning margin is only one vote in each state. Thus, Obama could drop four, five, even six million popular votes from his 2008 totals and not suffer the loss of a single vote in the Electoral College. Romney might gain millions of popular votes McCain failed to get without adding even one more electoral vote

Copy and paste.
It's my culture
Jane Says

New York, NY

#784716 Oct 26, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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In Wisconsin, Walker derangement syndrome continues to metastasize. An openly gay Republican volunteer was sent to the hospital by a deranged Leftist who labeled him a "traitor."
In a separate incident the son of a Wisconsin Republican State Senator was badly beaten when he attempted to stop vandals from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign.
Lake County Florida veteran's Mitt Romney signs, flags torched in yard.
In Virginia, a Romney supporter watched in horror as an unidentified perpetrator literally torched her yard sign.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/1...
democrats are more prone to flash mob violent attacks. its the culture, and also how many shop for new appliances, electronics and luxury goods.
fred

Milford, CT

#784717 Oct 26, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>He's not hiding that Trump and Romney are douches, at least. Where are Romney's tax returns with the bailout funds, the years as a 47%, the silver spoon, wee lad leeches? http://current.com/http://occupyamerica.crook...
fred revels in the Kenyan mau mau's desperation

HEH:“I expect the last gasp of the Obama Campaign will involve Joe Biden in a code pink ladypart costume.” But don’t get cocky, kids.

“Gobble, gobble”

Since: Oct 12

Cuckoo's Nest, PA

#784718 Oct 26, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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In Wisconsin, Walker derangement syndrome continues to metastasize. An openly gay Republican volunteer was sent to the hospital by a deranged Leftist who labeled him a "traitor."
In a separate incident the son of a Wisconsin Republican State Senator was badly beaten when he attempted to stop vandals from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign.
Lake County Florida veteran's Mitt Romney signs, flags torched in yard.
In Virginia, a Romney supporter watched in horror as an unidentified perpetrator literally torched her yard sign.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/1...
We need to put cockroach killer by the yard signs to solve the Obama supporter problem.
Florida

Tampa, FL

#784719 Oct 26, 2012
Gunner wrote:
<quoted text>
In Wisconsin, Walker derangement syndrome continues to metastasize. An openly gay Republican volunteer was sent to the hospital by a deranged Leftist who labeled him a "traitor."
In a separate incident the son of a Wisconsin Republican State Senator was badly beaten when he attempted to stop vandals from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign.
Lake County Florida veteran's Mitt Romney signs, flags torched in yard.
In Virginia, a Romney supporter watched in horror as an unidentified perpetrator literally torched her yard sign.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/1...
Everything is in God's hands. Just buy water & ammo till he or November gets here first...
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It's the culture...
fred

Milford, CT

#784721 Oct 26, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
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a) flitting between cities and across cities on Date Nights w/Moochelle
b) playing golf
c) vacationing
d) appearing with celebrities for fundraising
e) talking about the death of Americans on comedy central
f) Vegas, spotted with Beyonce, Jay-Z and Elvis
g) all of the above
You left out Partying. The Kenyan and the vodka swilling diva First Wookie ran up 1.4 billion in travel and entertainment last year.

America seethes

Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama...

$4,700 per person at $1M dinner with Beyonce...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784722 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Refer to the previous post to review the list of quotes from Democrats as they negotiate for no effective oversight of their ludicrous Marxist subprime housing loan program.
Refer to US history for the timeline of the Democrats getting no effective oversight of their subprime program from the Republicans and their support for the war in Iraq.
Refer to US history to acquaint yourself with the timeline of Democrats taking over full oversight of the institutions that caused the eocnomy to collapse, and the eocnomy collapsing after 2 years of oversight by the Democrats.
1) You are a liar. The Democrats did not fight for no oversight at all. They negotiated against more over signt. Why are you such a lying POS?

2) Where is that GD list!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784723 Oct 26, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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....and government pensions.....
Like Gunner's
Florida

Tampa, FL

#784724 Oct 26, 2012
Fake Florida wrote:
But, what if support for Obama's reelection -- even where he may be the most popular -- is diminished from his original 2008 numbers? What if Obama wins these three states by only one million votes -- each -- a margin of 1 million popular votes in each state? He still gets all 104 electoral votes, yet he's "lost" more than three million popular votes. That's almost 5 percent of his entire 2008 national total. How would that loss appear in national polls matched against Romney? Devastating, no doubt. But would it change anything?
Of course not. The winner of California, New York and Illinois gets 104 electoral votes even if their winning margin is only one vote in each state. Thus, Obama could drop four, five, even six million popular votes from his 2008 totals and not suffer the loss of a single vote in the Electoral College. Romney might gain millions of popular votes McCain failed to get without adding even one more electoral vote
Copy and paste.
It's my culture
The difference between who you are dem and who you want to be is what you do loser, you sucking Florida's...dick.......
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It's the culture
Justsaying

Russellville, KY

#784725 Oct 26, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
Why is Obama losing?
First he is not losing.
1. Repubs- Obama has done nothing. Dems- 40 straight months of job growth.
2. Repubs- Obama has stopped oil drilling. Dems- Highest US oil production since 2003.
3. Repubs- Obama is why gas is so high. Dems- More US oil is being EXPORTED than anytime since 1949.
4. Repubs- To correct problems we must lower taxes on the rich. Dems- History has proven what happens when you lower taxes on the rich.
5.Repubs- Obama has hurt small business. Dems- Obama has passed 17 tax breaks for small business.
6. Obama has high unemployment. Dems- Before Obama took office the US was losing 726,000 jobs per month average for over 3 months in a row.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784727 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Wait a minute....
It is impossible to compromise when they're not even being allowed to participate in the discussion.
And, it seems that there were Democrats that were reluctant to compromise, too, i.e. the "Louisiana Purchase" and the "Cornhusker Kickback".
The Democrats pretended that there was no other faction in the nation.
I do believe that fact of history of the United States is irrefutable.
161 Republican amendments to the ACA.

How the F8Ck did they get there? I mean, if they weren't allowed to participate.

The only people telling Republicans not to participate was the Republican leadership.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#784728 Oct 26, 2012
Gunner wrote:
The Bullshitter in office calls the bullshitter trying to take his job a "bullshitter."
How presidential of him.
exactly, why the Theme from Sesame Street is more appropriate when Obama enters the room.

he's as yellow as Big Bird

like Oscar the Grouch when talking about Americans who disagree with him (but not Iranians with nuclear weapons)

could possibly pass as a cross between Bert and Ernie (at least as far as his sexual orientation)

and as invisible as Snuffalupagis at White House Security Briefings

Obama loves Sesame Street and hates Wall Street, as much as al Qaeda hates Wall Street.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784729 Oct 26, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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like Obamaphones???...
Another uninformed right whiner who doesn't know the free phone deal was way before Obama took office.

My God. Have you no shame?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#784730 Oct 26, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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In Wisconsin, Walker derangement syndrome continues to metastasize. An openly gay Republican volunteer was sent to the hospital by a deranged Leftist who labeled him a "traitor."
In a separate incident the son of a Wisconsin Republican State Senator was badly beaten when he attempted to stop vandals from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign.
Lake County Florida veteran's Mitt Romney signs, flags torched in yard.
In Virginia, a Romney supporter watched in horror as an unidentified perpetrator literally torched her yard sign.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/1...
An openly gay republican? Yeah right. Sign stealing is nothing new and is mostly done be republicans. It happened to me every election, I just don't do it anymore, too many sick people around, same with car signs, mental cases with pickup trucks try to run cars with Obama signs off the road or vandalize cars in parking lots.
Perhaps signs should be eliminated, they're just litter and an eyesore. Think of all the good things that could be done with that money rather than creating more waste for a landfill.
Signs don't vote.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784731 Oct 26, 2012
Here we have a Democrat saying it was Bush's Energy Policy Act of 2005 that is responsible for the increased oil and gas production Obama is claiming he did:

If the U.S. government succeeds in raising taxes on major and independent oil companies, it would not reduce drilling activity, but make U.S. energy companies less competitive against major oil companies overseas, particularly national oil companies, such as Petrobras whom Obama gave 2 billion dollars to, and George Soros gave a billion to.

Allowing U.S. companies to write off the cost of research done before drilling has enabled companies to drill fewer, but more accurate wells. The loss of the intangible drilling cost tax provision would be the most single damaging impact for the industry.

Reforming the U.S. tax code is a top priority for legislators in the upcoming session. The current U.S. tax code is a drag on the U.S. economy, forcing companies to make business decisions based on the tax code, not on a project's fundamentals.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 helped make the energy renaissance seen in the United States possible, said U.S. House of Representative member Gene Green (DEMOCRAT). The legislation included a number of new tax incentives and loan guarantees for energy production, including incentives for producers to drill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, subsidies for wind and renewable energy producers and loans for technologies that avoid greenhouse gases, including clean coal. It also allowed producers to write off research costs ahead of drilling.

That bill expanded new technology development not only for oil and gas, but for nuclear power as well. If not for the Fukushima incident in Japan, the South Texas nuclear power plant would have been expanded, said Green, who worked on passing the legislation.

Overall, the United States benefited from the bill, although it did lead to the disastrous investment in solar energy company Solyndra, Green noted
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#784732 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Looks like Homer is in the direct path of the storm once it pushes through New Jersey. Fortunately Bush is no longer president so we should be fine.
Given the Obama admins inability to make a decision for over seven hours about Benghazi, you should be very afraid.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784733 Oct 26, 2012

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#784734 Oct 26, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"Donald Trump wants Barack Obama to publish his college and passport records but won't reveal his own
Adviser deems Guardian request 'stupid' after tycoon's 'October surprise' proves to be call for information on president
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-news-blog/ ...
Wow as such a smart TYCOON he didn't see this coming??? What a douche bag. No wonder he is such a Mittens fan...oh wait I forgot that's for the tax breaks for four-time bankrupt filing douches....DOH!"
Donald Trump doesn't work for us, The United States of America. Barack Husein Obama does, or is supposed too. Being on a four year re-election swing is not working for the American Taxpayer? So give it a rest, or argue it properly, Teach?
He took advantage of tax law put in place by Congress, much to your chagrin..

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#784735 Oct 26, 2012
&#8206;"I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say,'My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.'

"It’s like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You’re still complicit. You’re still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia. You don’t get to walk away clean, because you say you 'disagree' with your candidate on these issues."

- Pulitzer and Tony winning playwright Doug Wright

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