Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231975 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788105 Oct 30, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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He's despicable, his anti FEMA comments should sink his ship. Why doesn't he make a statement now?
Tell those people to call their parents, take personal responsibility, it's not the federal governments problem...
He's probably handing out signed 8x10's of himself
Romney makes a good show of cans that won't do a thing for disaster relief

This is posturing, plain and simple, not actual help. According to the Red Cross:

Unfortunately, due to logistical constraints the Red Cross does not accept or solicit individual donations or collections of items. Items such as collected food, used clothing and shoes must be sorted, cleaned, repackaged and transported which impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel.

The Red Cross does accept bulk quantities of product and services when these items meet our service delivery needs. These donations typically come from manufacturers, suppliers, and/or distributors that can package the items in bulk, palletize them and transport them directly to Red Cross sites. Financial contributions allow the Red Cross to purchase exactly what is needed for a disaster relief operation. Monetary donations also enable the Red Cross to purchase relief supplies close to the disaster site which avoids delays and transportation costs in getting basic necessities to disaster victims. Because the affected community has generally experienced significant economic loss, purchasing relief supplies in or close to the disaster site also helps to stimulate the weakened local economy.

Romney is, like President Barack Obama, linking a Red Cross donations page on his website. But he's more actively touting this counterproductive faux relief effort, at the same time he attempts to disguise that in a Romney presidency, people facing disaster wouldn't have much else to rely on after he cut emergency response funding.

But here's a thought: The Romney campaign could use this photo op to rectify the damage done by a previous photo op and actually help those in need by donating the supplies to the soup kitchen targeted by angry Republicans after its director said Paul Ryan had "ramrodded" his way in to do a photo op washing clean dishes there.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/29/1152...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#788106 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Looks like you could use a break from FOX.
You're still running away from this:

Who told Susan Rice what to say all over the television networks and at the UN?
Obviously, it wasn't Obama.
So, who told her what to say?
Obama is an empty chair. He's not in charge of anything. The person who told Susan Rice what to say at the UN and all over television is the real president.
Who is it?
Florida

Tampa, FL

#788107 Oct 30, 2012
Carter wrote:
<quoted text> Many people believe citizens like you are the major cause of our nation's problems.
The difference between liberals and conservatives is liberals could not exist without conservatives to defend their freedom and support them economically.
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Where as conservatives on the other hand, can exist and live quite well without liberals...
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It's the culture...
Obamalyingzombie s

London, KY

#788108 Oct 30, 2012
Carter wrote:
<quoted text> Many people believe citizens like you are the major cause of our nation's problems.
Because they are.

Warped, brainless, hate-filled, covetous, lemming herd pack socio-ILLogical degenerates.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!
The Real QUALIFIED Experience-FOR America again!!
AmericasAmerican s

London, KY

#788109 Oct 30, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Soros & Son (obama)- We Buy IGNORANCE and Sell IDIOT...
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It's the culture...
STOP the campaign of the propoganda garbage train!

Hurricane SANDY and America demand some actual WORK from the regime for a "change"!!!!

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!!!
Leadership FOR America again!!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788110 Oct 30, 2012
Romney-Ryan and the Fallacy of Fiscally Conservative Republicans

So how has the GOP kept its reputation as the more fiscally responsible party? It's a triumph of rhetoric over results, and due in part to the fact that conservatives can anticipate the ways Democrats will disappoint them so much more clearly than they can anticipate Republican failures, which they underestimate.

George Will is more inured than most to this pathology. So as a testament to its power, note that the pessimistic conservative columnist has persuaded himself on the eve of Election 2012 that Mitt Romney will govern as a fiscal conservative, despite being the one who drew my attention to that quote about Republican presidents doing more than Democrats to expand entitlements.

"Why, then, should we expect Romney to reverse Republican complicity?" Will asks. "Because by embracing Paul Ryan, Romney embraced Ryan's emphasis on the entitlement state's moral as well as financial costs."

But the rhetoric of fiscal conservatism has always been embraced by the GOP!

Consider this:

Mitt Romney has personally "embraced" a lot of policies he later disclaims or abandons.

Math and common sense show he'll break at least some of his current promises.

The Republican Party has now run in successive elections against cutting Medicare.

Cutting entitlements is very unpopular, and Romney has showed very little political courage in his career.

Expanding entitlements is popular, and Romney is a serial panderer.

Answering all those factors by citing an embrace of Paul Ryan would be a lot more persuasive if Ryan himself hadn't amassed a record of opportunistically expanding entitlements when politically convenient.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
Florida

Tampa, FL

#788111 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney makes a good show of cans that won't do a thing for disaster relief
This is posturing, plain and simple, not actual help. According to the Red Cross:
Unfortunately, due to logistical constraints the Red Cross does not accept or solicit individual donations or collections of items. Items such as collected food, used clothing and shoes must be sorted, cleaned, repackaged and transported which impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel.
The Red Cross does accept bulk quantities of product and services when these items meet our service delivery needs. These donations typically come from manufacturers, suppliers, and/or distributors that can package the items in bulk, palletize them and transport them directly to Red Cross sites. Financial contributions allow the Red Cross to purchase exactly what is needed for a disaster relief operation. Monetary donations also enable the Red Cross to purchase relief supplies close to the disaster site which avoids delays and transportation costs in getting basic necessities to disaster victims. Because the affected community has generally experienced significant economic loss, purchasing relief supplies in or close to the disaster site also helps to stimulate the weakened local economy.
Romney is, like President Barack Obama, linking a Red Cross donations page on his website. But he's more actively touting this counterproductive faux relief effort, at the same time he attempts to disguise that in a Romney presidency, people facing disaster wouldn't have much else to rely on after he cut emergency response funding.
But here's a thought: The Romney campaign could use this photo op to rectify the damage done by a previous photo op and actually help those in need by donating the supplies to the soup kitchen targeted by angry Republicans after its director said Paul Ryan had "ramrodded" his way in to do a photo op washing clean dishes there.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/29/1152...
sonicmoron is a well known Carnival Barker for the dailykooks, like a good Card-Carrying red diaper doper baby for his masters, superiors and elite. Sonicmoron a cookie cutter, a Copy-n-Paste moron...
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Why is obama a sellout?
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What is obama hiding?
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It's the culture..
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#788112 Oct 30, 2012
keyedup wrote:
They found Fred's body this morning,,he died trying to lick a wall socket to check for power..
Fred will be buried in the tridiagonal way for his family...at the dump.....
Breaking Fred family news:
Since Fred is 91%toxic waist, his remains will be sent to china and made into sex dolls and sold cheap in Iran..
Good by Fred you won't be missed
Many people believe you should be deported back to your native Haiti.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788113 Oct 30, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You're still running away from this:
Who told Susan Rice what to say all over the television networks and at the UN?
Obviously, it wasn't Obama.
So, who told her what to say?
Obama is an empty chair. He's not in charge of anything. The person who told Susan Rice what to say at the UN and all over television is the real president.
Who is it?
I'm running away from a question you clearly can't answer yourself?

The birther tactics are old school at this point. Try some of your own intellectualism[??] for a change.
AmericasAmerican s

London, KY

#788114 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney makes a good show of cans that won't do a thing for disaster relief
This is posturing, plain and simple, not actual help. According to the Red Cross:
Unfortunately, due to logistical constraints the Red Cross does not accept or solicit individual donations or collections of items. Items such as collected food, used clothing and shoes must be sorted, cleaned, repackaged and transported which impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel.
The Red Cross does accept bulk quantities of product and services when these items meet our service delivery needs. These donations typically come from manufacturers, suppliers, and/or distributors that can package the items in bulk, palletize them and transport them directly to Red Cross sites. Financial contributions allow the Red Cross to purchase exactly what is needed for a disaster relief operation. Monetary donations also enable the Red Cross to purchase relief supplies close to the disaster site which avoids delays and transportation costs in getting basic necessities to disaster victims. Because the affected community has generally experienced significant economic loss, purchasing relief supplies in or close to the disaster site also helps to stimulate the weakened local economy.
Romney is, like President Barack Obama, linking a Red Cross donations page on his website. But he's more actively touting this counterproductive faux relief effort, at the same time he attempts to disguise that in a Romney presidency, people facing disaster wouldn't have much else to rely on after he cut emergency response funding.
But here's a thought: The Romney campaign could use this photo op to rectify the damage done by a previous photo op and actually help those in need by donating the supplies to the soup kitchen targeted by angry Republicans after its director said Paul Ryan had "ramrodded" his way in to do a photo op washing clean dishes there.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/29/1152...
Great chance to help the Red Cross--

FOR the People By the People--
Five Million dollar transcripts!

See: Donald Trump

if not (what's the problem?)

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788115 Oct 30, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So you want to play troll games eh. Try one of your other anonymous forums__we're full up with lying frauds here.
look who is talking, Obamabot slime....

crawl back in your hole, you miserable mutt....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#788116 Oct 30, 2012
For all of the idiots that are praising Obama for increased hydrocarbon production in the US, here’s an example of how long it takes to get from discovery to production.
Note, also, that there is a 2 to 4 year period of planning before the discovery well is drilled.

Pluto was started up on May 12, 2012. The project – which took seven years from discovery to production – has shipped out 8 LNG cargoes from May to June this year. The initial phase of Pluto comprises of an offshore platform in 278 feet (85 meters) of water, connected to five subsea wells on the Pluto gas field. Gas is piped in a 112 miles (180 kilometers) trunkline to the onshore facility, sited between the North West Shelf Project and Dampier Port on the Burrup Peninsula. Offshore infrastructure consists of a single LNG processing train with a forecast production of 4.3 million tonnes per year.

http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/121671/...
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788117 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
What isn’t said in Romney’s ad is that Chrysler is retaining and expanding its North America Jeep operations, including in Toledo, as it separately weighs breaking into China, the world’s largest auto market. Chrysler emphasized in a blog post that it has “no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China.”
“They are inviting a false inference,” Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, said of the Romney campaign.“It is literally accurate and inferentially false. We also call it ‘not the whole story.’”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-29/obam...
Chrysler doesn't exist any more as an independent company....and Fiat doesn't give a damn about America....except as a market.....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788118 Oct 30, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>sonicmoron is a well known Carnival Barker for the dailykooks, like a good Card-Carrying red diaper doper baby for his masters, superiors and elite. Sonicmoron a cookie cutter, a Copy-n-Paste moron...
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Why is obama a sellout?
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What is obama hiding?
-
It's the culture..
Kos?

What Happens If Romney Loses?

The election is just a little over nine days away. It still seems more likely than not that Romney will lose the election. Romney will probably fall short by 13 electoral votes by winning Virginia, Florida, and Colorado, but still coming up short in Ohio. If Romney loses as it seems he will, there will be frustration and disbelief in Republicans ranks followed by a free-for-all of recriminations. As I’ve mentioned before, the Romney campaign has been vague enough that every faction will have things it can use to justify its own position and things it can use to blame its intra-party rivals. Because Romney mostly ran a campaign about nothing, no faction in the GOP will accept that it was the one that contributed most to the loss, and no disputes within the party will be any closer to resolution....

...As frustrated by a Romney loss as Republicans would be, the party will have an incentive to find a more credible and competitive candidate for the next presidential election.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#788119 Oct 30, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>The difference between liberals and conservatives is liberals could not exist without conservatives to defend their freedom and support them economically.
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Where as conservatives on the other hand, can exist and live quite well without liberals...
-
It's the culture...
But who would fight your fights for you...

I would love to test your theory but you never showed up to meet me ether time you sniveling coward....
Florida

Tampa, FL

#788120 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm running away from a question you clearly can't answer yourself?
The birther tactics are old school at this point. Try some of your own intellectualism[??] for a change.
Democrats: We started the "birther" movement before we were against it..
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Idiot retard liberals start and are the "proud parents" of the birther movement, sellout, then blame someone else because they're the idiots..
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$5 Million dollars to a charity of obama's choice or a storm crisis center to help victims from the storm, if obama releases his sealed records.. How simple is that sonicmoron?
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What is obama hiding?
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Why is obama a sellout?
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It's the culture...
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788121 Oct 30, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>So you can't admit you were lyin' azz wrong about the sons of the wealthiest families volunteering to fight in all the wars their daddies and grand pappies started? I am not surprised...if you are where you claim to be, I hope you're stuck treading water until some rich SOB comes to save your sorry azz.
Jack Kennedy and George Bush were both early volunteers in WWII.....

never said "all wars", because some, such as Vietnam, were slaughterhouses unrelated to the defense of America.....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#788122 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney-Ryan and the Fallacy of Fiscally Conservative Republicans
So how has the GOP kept its reputation as the more fiscally responsible party? It's a triumph of rhetoric over results, and due in part to the fact that conservatives can anticipate the ways Democrats will disappoint them so much more clearly than they can anticipate Republican failures, which they underestimate.
George Will is more inured than most to this pathology. So as a testament to its power, note that the pessimistic conservative columnist has persuaded himself on the eve of Election 2012 that Mitt Romney will govern as a fiscal conservative, despite being the one who drew my attention to that quote about Republican presidents doing more than Democrats to expand entitlements.
"Why, then, should we expect Romney to reverse Republican complicity?" Will asks. "Because by embracing Paul Ryan, Romney embraced Ryan's emphasis on the entitlement state's moral as well as financial costs."
But the rhetoric of fiscal conservatism has always been embraced by the GOP!
Consider this:
Mitt Romney has personally "embraced" a lot of policies he later disclaims or abandons.
Math and common sense show he'll break at least some of his current promises.
The Republican Party has now run in successive elections against cutting Medicare.
Cutting entitlements is very unpopular, and Romney has showed very little political courage in his career.
Expanding entitlements is popular, and Romney is a serial panderer.
Answering all those factors by citing an embrace of Paul Ryan would be a lot more persuasive if Ryan himself hadn't amassed a record of opportunistically expanding entitlements when politically convenient.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
I needed a good laugh this morning. There's nothing funnier than a Democrat talking about fiscal responsibility when they couldn't produce a budget in the entire 4 years Obama has been in office, to include 2 years when they had a super majority in the Senate and a dominate majority in the House. And, they took control of all the purse strings of the government in January, 2007, with a declining deficit of 160 billion dollars and a total debt of 5 trillion dollars.
What did the Democrats do after they took control of the purse strings of government? Did you say increase the deficit by ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED PERCENT? Did you say more than triple the debt to the 16 trillion dollars it is today?

You talking about fiscal responsibility is about as funny as it can get.

But, I digress.

You continue to run away from our White House committing treason, and there is a hidden authority acting as president today:

You can run, but you can't hide:

Who told Susan Rice what to say all over the television networks and at the UN?
Obviously, it wasn't Obama.
So, who told her what to say?
Obama is an empty chair. He's not in charge of anything. The person who told Susan Rice what to say at the UN and all over television is the real president.
Who is it?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#788123 Oct 30, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
They're sucking on that bone for dear life, only fox is talking about this bullshyt. It's ridiculous and disgusting.
Mitt is still lying about Jeep !
Meanwhile, the only fact is that Mitt is on record saying he'd shut down FEMA!!
The yayhoos are feuled by FOX and right wing blogs such as the conservative treehouse, American Thinker etc etc. As their bullshyte stories are debunked, they make up new ones.

One day Chris Stevens is a hero left out to die by Da Bammy and the next day Stevens is running arms to Al Qaida in Syria.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#788124 Oct 30, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, well then let's go with Obama and let americans starve to death while the feds go bankrupt. I'll just cancel my vacation to Greece and watch it all unfold here.
We're doing much better than all those EU countries that went with your Teatards' austerity measures. Really, Peppy, are you hoping for a boon for you Haitian sweatshop goods, or are you just as non-feeling as R'Money to begin with? Never mind, I've already formed my opinion.

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