Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509131 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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787391 Oct 29, 2012
flack wrote:
Dad says they are going to get 3 feet of snow.
old news, I heard that yesterday.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787392 Oct 29, 2012
Waxman wrote:
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lily,
You say military experience can be beneficial but NOT preferential.
Do you realize how stupid what you just said is?
You then proceed yo say that someone who was a POW salivates at the thought of a war?
McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations.
You are the Poster Child for stupidity, lily, and an example of voters responsible for why we have an idiot for president, who just left people to die in Libya, then lied about it.
Obama has no experience in anything except for politics. Based on the results of Obama and his OJT experience, his four years have not helped him, or us.
Has anyone ever told you you lack common sense?
I think that McCains unfortunate experience affected his mental capabilities to keep a calm and reasoned head in the face of conflict. He's a hot head, who goes around saying bomb, bomb, bomb Iran? He'd have had us in nuclear war within months. Romney is a money hungry zealot who would divert defense spending to make a personal profit; his friend is a ship builder; what a coinkydink.
What I said was not stupid; you are. Now, gfy
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787393 Oct 29, 2012
Most over-hyped storm in recent memory.
LOL

Stroudsburg, PA

#787394 Oct 29, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Romney can't now, and will not be able to in the next four years as he will not be the next President of the United States. Obama will remain in that office
If so, America DESERVES to fail - and I'll cheer its demise.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#787395 Oct 29, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
President Obama taking command as the storm endangers the coast of the USA!


He has blamed the storm on the policies of George Bush and the fact that the Bush administration cut funding for the National Weather Service.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#787396 Oct 29, 2012
carol wrote:
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He is obviously a moderate conservative. That's good enough for anyone who isn't a far left liberal, isn't it?
Lowering capital gains taxes will increase jobs and spur the economy. More people working means more government revenues.
Closing loopholes also forces corporations to pay more which, in turn, increases government revenues.
Pretty sure that's basic macroeconomics 101.
He is not "obviously" anything. He's been all over the map on multiple issues. You can't count on what he's said last month, 6 months or 4 years ago.
The backbone of the economy is middle class earnings/spending and increasing the GDP. There has been no evidence that trickle down economics significantly improves these - instead, the evidence is that capital gains have been increasingly housed and distributed outside of the borders over the last 3 decades.
Romney admits that closing loopholes will NOT increase government revenues. Instead, he claims that revenues will increase with productivity. Any increases in productivity at this point are due to the current administration and Congress' actions, and growth from the Romney/Ryan plan is far more optimistic from the politicians' mouths than from the economists' calculations.
Vote for whoever you want. Just don't say "it's a fact" when it's really "I believe".
My best hope is that if he's elected he'll use his venture capital background to shut off the flow of money OUT of the economy... AKA "it takes a thief to catch a thief" versus "a fox in the henhouse".

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#787397 Oct 29, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Yes, facts matter.
Ask Chicago and D.C. how "pro-life" their strict gun laws are.
A ban on drinks of any kind is a loss of liberty. Want to ban a drink that's pro-life, ban alcohol.
Affordable health care is anything but, and according to the CBO, will STILL leave 30 million uninsured.
Ask a woman whose sister died from illegal abortion in 1960, or a woman who, or whose daughter, faces any one of a dozen or more complications from a diagnosed toxic pregnancy, how "pro-life" anti-abortion laws are.

A ban on personal risk assessment and self-defense is a loss of liberty. Want to ban an act in a pro-life fashion, ban driving. We'll still have feet...

Allowing the insurance industry to dictate medical costs and level of care is anything but pro-life, and according to millions with pre-existing conditions, Obamacare works GREAT.

Job-loss due to outsourcing leaves millions uninsured as well.

Facts matter.
cway

United States

#787398 Oct 29, 2012
LOL wrote:
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Uh, no - your boy FAILED to stop the bleeding - he must be removed. Time to allow a man to settle the problem.
Uh, no. Bleeding much reduced.

Bank crisis solved. GM, Goldman Sachs and AIG bailed out. Financial markets stable after a freefall in 2008-2009.

Unemployment down from 10% to 8%.

Much improved from when your side was in charge.

But it's against your religion to see this.
Morons4Mitt

Rochester, KY

#787399 Oct 29, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Why isn't OBAMA responding to Sandy? What is obama hiding?
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$5 Million dollars to a charity of obama's choice or a storm crisis center to help people from the storm, if obama releases his sealed records..
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Why is obama a sellout?
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Why are you a loser?
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It's the culture...
Like I always say, you Repubs are nothing but hypocritical bastards. Here's Mitt's Plan for Sandy relief.
.
The Romney campaign said early Monday morning that Romney stood behind a statement first made during a 2011 Republican debate, in which Romney said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be disbanded, and its powers either privatized or given to the states.

“Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better,” said Romney in 2011. Asked by debate moderator John King if that included cutting disaster relief, Romney said,“We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids.”

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/axe-fema-romney-s...
fred

Milford, CT

#787400 Oct 29, 2012
cway wrote:
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Canadians insist on the truth.
That's a major handicap for your side, eh Fred?
Canadians are socialist sheep although they like their conservative prime minister Harper whose pro growth economic policies have restored prosperity. The communist Kenyan? No so much.

kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#787401 Oct 29, 2012
cway wrote:
Stick a fork in Romney he's done.
Ryan is breaking out the tupperware because he knows the GOP barbecue is coming to an end.
Shouldn’t we just let Romney go self-fork?

What happened to all that “momentum” Romney talked about?

Has Romney responded yet to Sensata employees’ plea for him to help save their jobs rather than sending them offshore?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#787403 Oct 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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What infrastructure did we get from Porkulus?
To put it into perspective, the entire war in Iraq cost was 804 billion dollars from the beginning in 2003 to the end of 2010.
Compare that to the one-time 860 billion dollar money grab by the Democrat cronies that we didn't get anything for.
So, tell us about all the infrastructure that was built/repaired with those shovel-ready jobs funded by Porkulus.
Where'd the money go?
What did we get for it?
And you want more?
You really think the entire population is idiots, don't you?
Obama is burned toast in about a week.
... thanks for playing. Next?
You got a tax break so I guess that means you are an Obama crony.

And now you think no money was spent on infrastructure?

Do you ever quit lying?

38% was tax breaks for small business & people.

About 30% was helping people who were caught up in the recession.

So really, do us all a favor & get informed before you post yet another inane post.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787404 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Imagine that there are those who want to repeal the regulations that prevent lying on the airwaves!
We should have that here; they'd all be out of business.
The Fairness Doctrine.
I guess if you can pass it off as opinion or news & ENTERTAINMENT you can lie all you want yes?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#787405 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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I think that McCains unfortunate experience affected his mental capabilities to keep a calm and reasoned head in the face of conflict. He's a hot head, who goes around saying bomb, bomb, bomb Iran? He'd have had us in nuclear war within months. Romney is a money hungry zealot who would divert defense spending to make a personal profit; his friend is a ship builder; what a coinkydink.
What I said was not stupid; you are. Now, gfy
Like I said lily, has anyone ever told you you lack common sense?

I think you just confirmed that. Now, what do you want me to do to myself? I guess others have also asked you why you are so low class.

baaawwwaaahhhh!!!!

You are too much lily. Dumb as a box of rocks, for sure.
fred

Milford, CT

#787408 Oct 29, 2012
cway wrote:
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Uh, no. Bleeding much reduced.
Bank crisis solved. GM, Goldman Sachs and AIG bailed out. Financial markets stable after a freefall in 2008-2009.
Unemployment down from 10% to 8%.
Much improved from when your side was in charge.
But it's against your religion to see this.
The real unemployment rate is 20%.

Drop in employment rate is due to people dropping out of the work force. duh

America gets it.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787409 Oct 29, 2012
carol wrote:
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Wow...and I mean wow...
It's not a major newspaper Carol, don't faint.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#787410 Oct 29, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Your side passed the legislation that caused the housing bubble and the nazis were left wing. Hitler and the Brownshirts advocated the nationalization of education, health care(adolfcare), transportation( GM-Government Motors), national resources, manufacturing, distribution and law enforcement. Hitler came to power by turning the working class, unemployed, and academic elite against the conservative republic. After Hitler's election ceased being a political conspiracy and was transformed into a fashionable social phenomenon, party membership was especially popular with educators, bureaucrats, and the press. Sound familiar?
Both sides passed the legislation that created the housing bubble. The main legislation that caused it was written and proposed by Republicans at the urging of the banking industry and signed into law by a Democrat. When it was getting out of control both "liberal" and "conservative" groups warned Congress and the White House. Pelosi, Reid and Bush/Cheney all sat on their hands.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787411 Oct 29, 2012
kuda wrote:
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Shouldn’t we just let Romney go self-fork?
What happened to all that “momentum” Romney talked about?
Has Romney responded yet to Sensata employees’ plea for him to help save their jobs rather than sending them offshore?
I don't think he has, nor any other republican, none on here either. They pretend it doesn't exist. Except for maybe Fred who said who cares? But he says that about rape too, so...
fred

Milford, CT

#787412 Oct 29, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Ask a woman whose sister died from illegal abortion in 1960, or a woman who, or whose daughter, faces any one of a dozen or more complications from a diagnosed toxic pregnancy, how "pro-life" anti-abortion laws are.
A ban on personal risk assessment and self-defense is a loss of liberty. Want to ban an act in a pro-life fashion, ban driving. We'll still have feet...
Allowing the insurance industry to dictate medical costs and level of care is anything but pro-life, and according to millions with pre-existing conditions, Obamacare works GREAT.
Job-loss due to outsourcing leaves millions uninsured as well.
Facts matter.
Nonsenses. Take care of yourself. Stop being a burden on society.

To avoid getting pregnant, stop having sex.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#787414 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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These dummies think that the Nazis were leftwing communists!!
The Nazis were National Socialists. Contradictory as it sounds, they were both conservative and liberal - but in no way communist.

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