Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1497849 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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redwhiteblue01

Grand Rapids, MI

#786779 Oct 28, 2012
Waxman wrote:
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Oh, you like Red White and Blue?
Here you go?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =CWijeWY6imQXX
Good tune! Not for pansy Democrats though.
And your song is blinded by the light.. Ha Ha light means the truth I don't care how you judge that was good.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#786781 Oct 28, 2012
The top four things Republicans don't want you to know about their so called icon Reagan who just turns out is some mythical creation of Fox news who totally ignore the truth.

1: Reagan was a serial tax raiser. As governor of California, Reagan “signed into law the largest tax increase in the history of any state up till then.” Meanwhile, state spending nearly doubled. As president, Reagan “raised taxes in seven of his eight years in office,” including four times in just two years. As former GOP Senator Alan Simpson, who called Reagan “a dear friend,” told NPR,“Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times in his administration — I was there.”“Reagan was never afraid to raise taxes,” said historian Douglas Brinkley, who edited Reagan’s memoir. Reagan the anti-tax zealot is “false mythology,” Brinkley said.

2. Reagan nearly tripled the federal budget deficit. During the Reagan years, the debt increased to nearly $3 trillion,“roughly three times as much as the first 80 years of the century had done altogether.” Reagan enacted a major tax cut his first year in office and government revenue dropped off precipitously. Despite the conservative myth that tax cuts somehow increase revenue, the government went deeper into debt and Reagan had to raise taxes just a year after he enacted his tax cut. Despite ten more tax hikes on everything from gasoline to corporate income, Reagan was never able to get the deficit under control.

3. Unemployment soared after Reagan’s 1981 tax cuts. Unemployment jumped to 10.8 percent after Reagan enacted his much-touted tax cut, and it took years for the rate to get back down to its previous level. Meanwhile, income inequality exploded. Despite the myth that Reagan presided over an era of unmatched economic boom for all Americans, Reagan disproportionately taxed the poor and middle class, but the economic growth of the 1980&#8242;s did little help them.“Since 1980, median household income has risen only 30 percent, adjusted for inflation, while average incomes at the top have tripled or quadrupled,” the New York Times’ David Leonhardt noted.

4. Reagan grew the size of the federal government tremendously. Reagan promised “to move boldly, decisively, and quickly to control the runaway growth of federal spending,” but federal spending “ballooned” under Reagan. He bailed out Social Security in 1983 after attempting to privatize it, and set up a progressive taxation system to keep it funded into the future. He promised to cut government agencies like the Department of Energy and Education but ended up adding one of the largest — the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which today has a budget of nearly $90 billion and close to 300,000 employees. He also hiked defense spending by over $100 billion a year to a level not seen since the height of the Vietnam war.

America remembers Republicans in power, Romney wants you to forget.

Obama 2012
GOD IS 4 THE REPUBLICANS

Falls Church, VA

#786782 Oct 28, 2012
redwhiteblue01 wrote:
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And your song is blinded by the light.. Ha Ha light means the truth I don't care how you judge that was good.
That wasn't a good one. Keep trying, you might get a good one before Romney becomes YOUR President.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#786783 Oct 28, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Here we go, another semantics game player.
Tax breaks gives people more money to spend. That is why stimulus actions include tax breaks.
Tax cuts to the wealthy gives them more money except they aren't likely to spend it.
Now, be a good right whiners & keep pushing to hand billions more to the wealthy.
It has nothing to do with semantics. Taxes are levied on one's earnings, a tax break allows you to keep more of YOUR EARNINGS.

No business is going to spend capital or borrow money in this environment. The day after Obama is swept out of office, optimism will return. That's the one ingredient he can't decree into existence, he can only quash it.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#786784 Oct 28, 2012
redwhiteblue01 wrote:
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And your song is blinded by the light.. Ha Ha light means the truth I don't care how you judge that was good.
Pansies hate that song, so if you are a Democrat, you wouldn't like it. That's OK. Go listen to fity and get an Obamafone.

You really should consider changing your name to RedWhiteYellow though.
GOD IS 4 THE REPUBLICANS

Falls Church, VA

#786786 Oct 28, 2012
redwhiteblue01 wrote:
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And your song is blinded by the light.. Ha Ha light means the truth I don't care how you judge that was good.
Hey, Demonbrat! This song tells how all you Demonbrats are.

Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#786789 Oct 28, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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It has nothing to do with semantics. Taxes are levied on one's earnings, a tax break allows you to keep more of YOUR EARNINGS.
No business is going to spend capital or borrow money in this environment. The day after Obama is swept out of office, optimism will return. That's the one ingredient he can't decree into existence, he can only quash it.
In light of what is in store for the East Coast, your statement seems stupider than your usual offerings.

Straight from FOX news__this storm could create $55 billion in immediate economic benefit__and then the talking heads try to back away from the word "benefit."

We're down to fewer than 8 million illegals folks and the Mexican's who do debris removal, roofs, drywall etc have mostly disappeared__this frickin storm might actually put a few Americans to work.
THE DEBIL

Hong Kong

#786790 Oct 28, 2012
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.. YOU ARE AT EACH OTHERS' THROATS NOW, HOW PLEASANT. TELL DEBIL MORE... MISS CAROL, HAHAHAHAHAHAH, YES, WE NEED MORE CIVILITY DON'T WE? AND YET... YOU DON' HESITATE TO EXPRESS AN IDEOLOGICAL PREFERENCE? YOU HUG, BUT DON' EMBRACE; ACCEPT, AN' YET JUDGE? DEMUR, YET ATTACK? WHICH CHRIST DO YOU RECOMMEND, SWEETIE? IT'S SO SWEET TO SEE YOU ADVOCATING "LOVE" AND YET PRACTICING HATE? DID IMAGINARY JESUS NOT TELL YOU, "JUDGE NOT, LEST YOU BE JUDGED?" AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THAT FUNDAMENTAL PRECEPT, CAROL? YOU'VE TURNED IT INTO AN ABOMINATION, HAVEN'T YOU? YOU'VE JUDGED, DEBIL HAS HEARD YOU DO IT MANY, MANY TIMES. AND YET, WHEN PRESSED, YOU SQUEEZE OUT PLATITUDES URGING COMMON SENSE AND UNDERSTANDING (EVEN HUGS.) THIS CAUSE YOU STOOPID. THAT OK, LOTS OF AMERICANS ARE. BUT YOU SHOULD LOOK AT YOUSELF TO SEE IF YOU NOT STILL A WHORE, DISPENSIN' YOU FAVORS FO' MONEY. EH, CAROL? DEBIL KNOW HE HITTIN' A NERVE HERE, CAROL. JUS' BECAUSE YOU FEEL SELF-RIGHTEOUS CAUSE...(FILL IN THE BLANK) DON' MEAN THAT YOU GODLY. WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN YOU GET TO WHITE PEOPLE'S HEAVEN AND DISCOVER THAT ST. PETER IS BLACK?
THE DEBIL

Hong Kong

#786791 Oct 28, 2012
HONEYS, YOU KEEP THINKING YOU'LL HAVE A SAY IN THIS. BUT YOU WON'T. YOU ARE UNABLE TO SEE THE STORM THAT'S COMING, SO YOU ARE UNPREPARED. DEBIL KNOW YOU ARE UNPREPARED AN' HE VERY HUNGRY NOW.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#786792 Oct 28, 2012
Republicans in Power contines:

The Bush Years:

Following in Reagan's footsteps, George W. Bush buried the myth of Republican fiscal discipline.

Inheriting a federal budget in the black and CBO forecast for a $5.6 trillion surplus over 10 years, President George W. Bush quickly set about dismantling the progress made under Bill Clinton. Bush's $1.4 trillion tax cut in 2001, followed by a $550 billion second round in 2003, accounted for the bulk of the yawning budget deficits he produced.(It is more than a little ironic that Paul Ryan ten years ago called the tax cuts "too small" because he believed the estimated surplus Bush eviscerated would be even larger.)

Like Reagan and Stockman before him, Bush resorted to the rosy scenario to claim he would halve the budget deficit by 2009. Before the financial system meltdown last fall, Bush's deficit already reached $490 billion.(And even before the passage of the Wall Street bailout, Bush had presided over a $4 trillion increase in the national debt, a staggering 71% jump.) By January 2009, the mind-numbing deficit figure reached $1.2 trillion, forcing President Bush to raise the debt ceiling to $11.3 trillion.

Reagan Raised Debt Ceiling 17 Times, Bush Seven

"Reagan," Vice President Dick Cheney famously declared in 2002, "proved deficits don't matter." Not, that is, unless a Democrat is in the White House.

For their part, Republicans want to pretend history began on January 20, 2009. While Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling claimed last year that for Republicans raising the debt ceiling is "contrary to our DNA," House Minority Leader Eric Cantor protested during his party's debt ceiling hostage-taking, "I don't think the White House understands is how difficult it is for fiscal conservatives to say they're going to vote for a debt ceiling increase." As McClatchy showed, Republicans are as bad at genetics and history as they are at economics:

Americans remember Romney wants you to forget:

Obama 2012
THE DEBIL

Hong Kong

#786793 Oct 28, 2012
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA.. WATCH THIS...
shhhh

Dane, WI

#786796 Oct 28, 2012
Obama wins...... http://youtu.be/Q8dvgqAMXWY
THE DEBIL

Hong Kong

#786797 Oct 28, 2012
YOU'RE "GOOD" WHEN IT SUITS YOU, CAROL. WHEN IT DOESN'T SUIT YOU... NOT SO MUCH. LIKE YOUR CANDIDATE. BUT CAN YOU BE... CONVENIENTLY CHRISTIAN? CAN YOU BE WILLING TO TURN THE OTHER CHEEK SOMETIMES... BUT NOT SO MUCH AT OTHER TIMES? WELL, CAN YOU, CAROL? IS THERE AN UNDERLYING PREMISE IN YOUR WORDS, THAT YOU WILL ACCEPT YOUR SHAME SOMETIMES, AND REJECT IT AT OTHERS? DOES WHERE YOU LIVE AFFECT YOUR LOVE FOR OTHERS? OR ARE WE ALL GOD'S CREATURES? YOU CAN'T TEAR YOUR EYES AWAY CAN YOU, DEAR? INTROSPECTION ELUDES YOU, BUT "FAITH!" FAITH. THERE IS THE ANSWER THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE JUDGMENTAL SOMETIMES, AND FORGIVING AT OTHERS?
THE DEBIL

Hong Kong

#786799 Oct 28, 2012
DON'T STAND FOR IT, CAROL. DON' STAND FOR IT. LAY DOWN.
GOD IS 4 THE REPUBLICANS

Falls Church, VA

#786800 Oct 28, 2012
iamcuriousnow wrote:
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this guy should get his own show-
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/...
on the religious hypocrite channel-him and Romney could be co-hosts
Well, you seem to think you are perfect and so full of righteous, buddy. Why don't you take that job?

Romeny don't have time to go on talk shows like Obama, because unlike Obama, Romney will be hard at work.

You won't see Romney showing kids films at a WH dinner party, or sitting in the oval office laying back with his feet on his desk, when he isn't on vacations or on talk shows.
THE SNAKE

Hong Kong

#786802 Oct 28, 2012
WHAT DO YOU IMAGINE THE BIBLE MEANT WHEN IT DESCRIBED THE DEBIL AS A SERPENT, CAROL? DID YOU THINK IT REFERRED TO REPTILES? DID YOU IMAGINE EVE WAS CORRUPTED BY AN AMPHIBIAN? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. .. NO DEAR, IT REFERS TO SOMETHING MORE UBIQUITOUS, MORE... CHARMING.. IT REFERS TO YOUR FATAL FLAW CAROL. THE ONE THING YOU CANNOT BE FREE OF UNTIL YOU DIE. HMMMMMM? WHAT DO YOU IMAGINE THAT IS, DEAR? MAN OR WOMAN, CAROL, WE ARE ALL THE SAME. WE ALL STRIVE FOR THE SAME THING...
THE SNAKE

Hong Kong

#786803 Oct 28, 2012
THERESSS UNIVERSAL LOVE, AND THEN THERE'S "UNIVERSAL LOVE." IT INSSSSSPIRES ME THAT "AGAPE" CAN BE PRONOUNCED... TWO WAYS. AND YOU KNOW THEM BOTH, DON'T YOU DEAR? ME TOO.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#786804 Oct 28, 2012
The liberal Yahoo is yelling at himself here.
THE SNAKE

Hong Kong

#786807 Oct 28, 2012
THERE ARE THE OLD SOLDIERS IN HERE, CAROL, WAVING THEIR BATTERED BANNERS ABOUT SAYING, "LOOK! LOOK! WHAT ABOUT THE SEALS?" BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SEALS, CAROL? THEY'RE TRAINED KILLERS, AREN'T THEY? ISN'T THAT WHY YOU'RE SO PROUD OF THEM, BECAUSE THEY KILL PEOPLE? HOW IS KILLING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING AN EXPRESSION OF UNIVERSAL LOVE? WOULD "JESUS" HAVE DONE THAT? CAROL, HERE'S AN IDEA: INSTEAD OF LOOKING TO ME TO DEFINE EVIL WHY NOT NOT LOOK AT YOUR OWN MOTIVATION? DO MEN MAKE ALL YOUR DECISIONS? HAVE YOU NOT A BRAIN IN THERE SOMEWHERESSSSS?
THE SNAKE

Hong Kong

#786808 Oct 28, 2012
YOU CAN'T SAVE HER, YOU FOOLS. SHE IS ALREADY BITTEN.

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