Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231910 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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Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#790632 Nov 1, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Gee, that means you can stay at home next tues. No need to vote can party instead knowing your canidate has in the bag
Where did I say Romney has anything "in the bag"?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#790635 Nov 1, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Karl Rove, a Fox favorite has been wrong just about every time he opens his mouth. He just lies repeatedly believing that God is on his side so it's ok. Which just goes to show how credible Fox is, NO other media would give him a run spreading his BS unless of course they want some laughs.
And that reminds me of:

Rules for Radicals number 13. Pick the target, freeze it, ersonalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.' When your 'freeze the target,' you disregard these rational but distracting arguments.

and this quote from Saul Alinsky:

"An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma to begin with, he does not have a fixed truth. Truth to him is relative and changing."

and this:

"The tenth rule... is you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments."

That just about sums up your post, doesn't it?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#790637 Nov 1, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He's Republican too__kinda looks like Mel Brooks don't you think?
Disagree on the one percenters, many of those seaside homes are rentals, others owned by families and handed from generation to generation. It's a damned shame those homes are history but "most" of those folks have their full time homes to keep them warm__after the power is restored of course.
That Seaside Heights area is a history lesson__the insurance won't cover the cost of same size places and there won't be new policies issued so it will be ugly for many years with a home here and there but not enough to support a community with services.
Memories lost eh?
Tough shyte.
If Obama had spent some of the Porkulus money on infrastructure instead of stuffing the pockets of Democrat cronies, the power lines in New York would be underground where they belong now and everyone would have power today.

They don't have electrical power because Democrat cronies stole all the 860 billion dollars from Porkulus instead of upgrading the infrastructure.

Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#790638 Nov 1, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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plus Senator Bob "Zombie" Casey (D-PA) is in trouble against an unknown former coal miner named Tom Smith.....
It proves that Republicans are just party people. They could care less who is running as long as they carry the big R

Tom Smith - lifelong Conservative - was a lifelong Democrat until 2011. Smith- made millions making his employees work in dangerous conditions as evident by his poor safety record.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#790641 Nov 1, 2012
The New York Times reported on Thursday that Senate Republicans applied pressure to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) in September, successfully persuading it to withdraw a report finding that lowering marginal tax rates for the wealthiest Americans had no effect on economic growth or job creation.

"The pressure applied to the research service comes amid a broader Republican effort to raise questions about research and statistics that were once trusted as nonpartisan and apolitical," the Times reported. Democrats in Congress, however, have resurfaced the report and published it in full. It can be read below.

Republicans told the Times they had issues with the tone, wording and scope of the report, but they clearly objected most strongly to its findings, which undermine the governing fiscal philosophy of the party, that tax cuts for the wealthy will spur growth and benefit everybody.

GOP officials told The Times that the decision by the CRS came after a cooperative discussion, but Democrats have suggested that the move is part of a broader effort by Republicans to squelch legitimate research that runs counter to their economic principles.

The CRS concluded:

The results of the analysis suggest that changes over the past 65 years in the top marginal tax rate and the top capital gains tax rate do not appear correlated with economic growth. The reduction in the top tax rates appears to be uncorrelated with saving, investment, and productivity growth. The top tax rates appear to have little or no relation to the size of the economic pie.

However, the top tax rate reductions appear to be associated with the increasing concentration of income at the top of the income distribution. As measured by IRS data, the share of income accruing to the top 0.1% of U.S. families increased from 4.2% in 1945 to 12.3% by 2007 before falling to 9.2% due to the 2007-2009 recession. At the same time, the average tax rate paid by the top 0.1% fell from over 50% in 1945 to about 25% in 2009. Tax policy could have a relation to how the economic pie is sliced—lower top tax rates may be associated with greater income
disparities.

Rep. Sandy Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, demanded the CRS explain its decision. "The impartial research and advice provided by CRS experts informs and strengthens the work of Congress. However, this valuable role hinges on the impartiality of CRS analysts and their freedom from political pressure. As with other non-partisan institutions, subjecting CRS analysts to political considerations undermines the legislative process and the American people’s trust in it," Levin wrote. "Therefore I was deeply disturbed to hear that Mr. Hungerford’s report was taken down in response to political pressure from Congressional Republicans who had ideological objections to the report’s factual findings and conclusion."

The report is extensive, but the reasoning behind its conclusion is fairly straightforward. The richest Americans are the least likely to spend extra money they get as a result of a tax cut, and are more likely to save it or invest it offshore. Those on the lower end of the economic spectrum, meanwhile, are the most likely to spend transfer payments they receive from the government.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/cong...

Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#790642 Nov 1, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Lies or BULLMANURE. Take your choice. On an average day you get 40+ posts pointing out your idiocy.
Peace
KMA
Then it should be easy to find them.

Put up or shut up.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#790643 Nov 1, 2012
NYC’s Republican Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, now backs President Obama over Mitt Romney...

WASHINGTON (AP)— New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday backed President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, saying the incumbent Democrat will bring leadership that is critically needed to fight climate change after the East Coast devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

As New York continued to pick up the pieces after the superstorm devastated parts of the city this week, Bloomberg said Sandy had made the stakes of the election even clearer. He said the climate is changing and that Obama has taken major steps in the right direction.

"We need leadership from the White House, and over the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption," Bloomberg wrote in an online opinion piece, citing higher fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles and stricter controls on mercury emissions.
A billionaire businessman and former Republican, Bloomberg praised Romney as a good man who would bring valuable business experience to the White House. But he said Romney had reversed course on a number of important issues, including immigration, health care and abortion.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#790644 Nov 1, 2012
new yawk wrote:
I think he cleverly disposed of your facade ever since you landed here.
Avatars, akas change, evidence of the way one thinks and expresses it do not.
Disposed, Exposed ... This poster isn't the only one who knows who's hiding behind your avatar, blondie.
Always trying to be slick. And it always backfires on you.
Always the uber-intellectual wannabe. Lol!
Except your hyperbole gets in the way!
PS And I'm always suspicious when a "new" poster tries ( and always fails ), to ring me up. It tells me it's an "old, known" poster who has a hard on for me, yet doesn't have the courage to challenge me in their "known" Screen Name.
<quoted text>
This post tells me you've invested a great deal of time considering me.
Creepy.
Go fantasize on someone else.
Preferably, yourself.
Ick.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#790645 Nov 1, 2012
Gunner wrote:
“With powerful endorsements from celebrities like Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall for Mitt Romney as President, some in the Hollywood, Entertainment and Sports industries are calling this season the “Romney Revolution.”...
“Kelsey Grammer, Chuck Norris, Andy Garcia, Jon Voight, Patricia Heaton, Dean Cain, James Caan, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Selleck, Gary Sinese, James Woods, Erik Estrada, and Lorenzo Lamas are endorsing Romney.
“Other Hollywood types include Jerry Bruckheimer, David Zucker, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Jon Cryer, Victoria Jackson, Angie Harmon, Gerald McRaney, Heidi Montag, Connie Stevens, Joe Eszterhas, Powers Booth, Scott Biao, and John Ratzenberger...
“Also, in the music field on the Romney Revolution are Kelly Clarkson, Donny and Marie Osmond, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, Lee Greenwood, John Rich, Daddy Yankee, John Ondrasik, Joe Perry, Hank Williams Jr., Gretchen Wilson, Gene Simmons, and Randy Owen from Alabama...
“Other comedians endorsing Romney include Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, Adam Sandler, and Adam Carolla.”
Elizabeth Hasselbeck? Erik Estrada? That's a real impressive line up you've got there pal. Never mind the music "legends." LMAO.

Where do you fks find this sort of craziness?

Gerald McRaney, Hah, Major dad, married to Orlando's own lardache Delta Burke. He wears military fatigues in real life__true story.

Heidi Montag represents who? DuPont?

Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#790646 Nov 1, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see what Saul Alinsky has to say about that....
Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals rule number 13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that should be regarded as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.' Any target can always say, "Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?" When your 'freeze the target,' you disregard these rational but distracting arguments.
and
"An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma to begin with, he does not have a fixed truth -- truth to him is relative and changing." - Saul Alinsky
and let's just throw this in for the hell of it:
"Generally success or failure is a determinant of ethics."
(I love this last one. It defines the Democrats more than any other rule Saul Alinsky wrote.)
I'm sorry, I don't follow & worship Alinsky like you do.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#790647 Nov 1, 2012
Economist Stands By Tax Cut Study After GOP Successfully Demands Its Withdrawal

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/cr...

I wonder why this showed up right before the election?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#790648 Nov 1, 2012
Gunner wrote:
“With powerful endorsements from celebrities like Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall for Mitt Romney as President, some in the Hollywood, Entertainment and Sports industries are calling this season the “Romney Revolution.”...
“Kelsey Grammer, Chuck Norris, Andy Garcia, Jon Voight, Patricia Heaton, Dean Cain, James Caan, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Selleck, Gary Sinese, James Woods, Erik Estrada, and Lorenzo Lamas are endorsing Romney.
“Other Hollywood types include Jerry Bruckheimer, David Zucker, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Jon Cryer, Victoria Jackson, Angie Harmon, Gerald McRaney, Heidi Montag, Connie Stevens, Joe Eszterhas, Powers Booth, Scott Biao, and John Ratzenberger...
“Also, in the music field on the Romney Revolution are Kelly Clarkson, Donny and Marie Osmond, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, Lee Greenwood, John Rich, Daddy Yankee, John Ondrasik, Joe Perry, Hank Williams Jr., Gretchen Wilson, Gene Simmons, and Randy Owen from Alabama...
“Other comedians endorsing Romney include Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, Adam Sandler, and Adam Carolla.”
Looks like that liberal blacklist they used to threaten everyone in Hollywood with doesn't have the stroke it used to have.
There wouldn't be a visible demonstration like this unless the consensus in Hollywood is Obama is gone.
Otherwise, everyone would be doing what it takes to continue getting work from those reality-challenged clowns.

Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#790649 Nov 1, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Funny but just about everyone I know that was homeless, say over 95%, had at least one of those problems. Most had more than one.
You are from WV.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#790650 Nov 1, 2012
HYPOCRITICAL OBAMA wrote:
It was already much more than that, sparking debate around the country as top Republicans including Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich announced their opposition. So did the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights group.
Obama elevated it to a presidential issue Friday without equivocation.
While insisting that the place where the twin towers once stood was indeed "hallowed ground," Obama said that the proper way to honor it was to apply American values.
Harkening back to earlier times when the building of synagogues or Catholic churches also met with opposition, Obama said: "Time and again, the American people have demonstrated that we can work through these issues, and stay true to our core values and emerge stronger for it. So it must be and will be today."
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent who has been a strong supporter of the mosque, welcomed Obama's words as a "clarion defense of the freedom of religion."
But some Republicans were quick to pounce.
"President Obama is wrong," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. "It is insensitive and uncaring for the Muslim community to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero."
Entering the highly charged election-year debate, Obama surely knew that his words would not only make headlines in the U.S. but be heard by Muslims worldwide. The president has made it a point to reach out to the global Muslim community, and the over 100 guests at Friday's dinner in the State Dining Room included ambassadors and officials from numerous nations where Islam is observed, including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
While his pronouncement concerning the mosque might find favor in the Muslim world, Obama's stance runs counter to the opinions of the majority of Americans, according to polls. A CNN/Opinion Research poll released this week found that nearly 70 percent of Americans opposed the mosque plan while just 29 percent approved. A number of Democratic politicians have shied away from the controversy.
Opponents, including some Sept. 11 victims' relatives, see the prospect of a mosque so near the destroyed trade center as an insult to the memory of those killed by Islamic terrorists in the 2001 attacks.
In summary: you believe that religious freedom belongs only to Christians - no other religion, especially Islam, need apply.

Nice.
dem

United States

#790652 Nov 1, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>If Obama had spent some of the Porkulus money on infrastructure instead of stuffing the pockets of Democrat cronies, the power lines in New York would be underground where they belong now and everyone would have power today.

They don't have electrical power because Democrat cronies stole all the 860 billion dollars from Porkulus instead of upgrading the infrastructure.
You're a wealth of lies and bullshit, azzhole.
Stupid midget dk thinks gold plating the electrical grid won't raise rates by tenfold.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#790653 Nov 1, 2012
Gunner wrote:
“With powerful endorsements from celebrities like Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall for Mitt Romney as President, some in the Hollywood, Entertainment and Sports industries are calling this season the “Romney Revolution.”...
“Kelsey Grammer, Chuck Norris, Andy Garcia, Jon Voight, Patricia Heaton, Dean Cain, James Caan, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Selleck, Gary Sinese, James Woods, Erik Estrada, and Lorenzo Lamas are endorsing Romney.
“Other Hollywood types include Jerry Bruckheimer, David Zucker, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Jon Cryer, Victoria Jackson, Angie Harmon, Gerald McRaney, Heidi Montag, Connie Stevens, Joe Eszterhas, Powers Booth, Scott Biao, and John Ratzenberger...
“Also, in the music field on the Romney Revolution are Kelly Clarkson, Donny and Marie Osmond, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, Lee Greenwood, John Rich, Daddy Yankee, John Ondrasik, Joe Perry, Hank Williams Jr., Gretchen Wilson, Gene Simmons, and Randy Owen from Alabama...
“Other comedians endorsing Romney include Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, Adam Sandler, and Adam Carolla.”
Big news there, Gunner. These are the same partisans that supported McCain, with a number of the better known ones being dumped in there for liking on facebook or commenting on twitter or saying they wouldn't raise a stink because his campaign was using their song without permission.
Are You Kidding

Loxahatchee, FL

#790654 Nov 1, 2012
_Olive_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Yikes!!
Dude, posting all this Faux Snooze Spam, doesn't say much for either you or the candidate you are supporting. Just saying.
This isn't from Fox News, but why would you say Fox News is spam? What do you consider to be legitimate news coverage??????
dem

United States

#790655 Nov 1, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>Gee, that means you can stay at home next tues. No need to vote can party instead knowing your canidate has in the bag
They are all clinging to their last hope Rasmussen.
Math is a liberal myth don't ya know.
dem

United States

#790656 Nov 1, 2012
Gunner wrote:
“With powerful endorsements from celebrities like Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall for Mitt Romney as President, some in the Hollywood, Entertainment and Sports industries are calling this season the “Romney Revolution.”...

“Kelsey Grammer, Chuck Norris, Andy Garcia, Jon Voight, Patricia Heaton, Dean Cain, James Caan, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Selleck, Gary Sinese, James Woods, Erik Estrada, and Lorenzo Lamas are endorsing Romney.

“Other Hollywood types include Jerry Bruckheimer, David Zucker, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Jon Cryer, Victoria Jackson, Angie Harmon, Gerald McRaney, Heidi Montag, Connie Stevens, Joe Eszterhas, Powers Booth, Scott Biao, and John Ratzenberger...

“Also, in the music field on the Romney Revolution are Kelly Clarkson, Donny and Marie Osmond, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, Lee Greenwood, John Rich, Daddy Yankee, John Ondrasik, Joe Perry, Hank Williams Jr., Gretchen Wilson, Gene Simmons, and Randy Owen from Alabama...

“Other comedians endorsing Romney include Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, Adam Sandler, and Adam Carolla.”
Lol
dem

United States

#790657 Nov 1, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Don't tell me nostrilfuckface is Jane too. Anyone that lives rent free in that hydra-head is risking a condemned property.
That could be.
He is a pathetic little man not unlike gunner.

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