Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234644 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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Nobama

Allentown, PA

#790915 Nov 1, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
A Chrysler executive told Donald Trump in a Tweet on Thursday that the real estate executive and television personality was "full of shit" for repeating a notion that Chrysler is shipping U.S. Jeep production to China, which the automaker refutes.
Ralph Gilles, the head of product design for Chrysler, became the second top Chrysler executive in three days to strongly deny the claim, which was first made by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney last week to a crowd in Ohio.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/ralp...
Romney said that Fiat planned to build Jeeps in China, which is true....

when you guys got nothing else, you try to make a story out of nothing....
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#790918 Nov 1, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Today, President Bush announced a new goal to help increase the number of minority homeowners by at least 5.5 million before the end of the decade. The President's aggressive housing agenda will help dismantle the barriers to homeownership by providing down payment assistance, increasing the supply of affordable homes, increasing support for self-help homeownership programs, and simplifying the home buying process & increasing education. The President also issued "America's Homeownership Challenge" to the real estate and mortgage finance industries to join in his effort to increase the number of minority homeowners by taking concrete steps to tear down the barriers to homeownership that face minority families.
http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...


Sounds great but did Bush say give loans to people that can't pay for them?

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THE seeds of today’s financial meltdown lie in the Community Reinvestment Act – a law passed in 1977 and made riskier by unwise amendments and regulatory rulings in later decades.
CRA was meant to encourage banks to make loans to high-risk borrowers, often minorities living in unstable neighborhoods. That has provided an opening to radical groups like ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to abuse the law by forcing banks to make hundreds of millions of dollars in “subprime” loans to often uncreditworthy poor and minority customers.
Any bank that wants to expand or merge with another has to show it has complied with CRA – and approval can be held up by complaints filed by groups like ACORN.
In fact, intimidation tactics, public charges of racism and threats to use CRA to block business expansion have enabled ACORN to extract hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and contributions from America’s financial institutions .
The Woods Fund report makes it clear Obama was fully aware of the intimidation tactics used by ACORN’s Madeline Talbott in her pioneering efforts to force banks to suspend their usual credit standards. Yet he supported Talbott in every conceivable way. He trained her personal staff and other aspiring ACORN leaders, he consulted with her extensively, and he arranged a major boost in foundation funding for her efforts.
And, as the leader of another charity, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Obama channeled more funding Talbott’s way – ostensibly for education projects but surely supportive of ACORN’s overall efforts.

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Nobama

Allentown, PA

#790919 Nov 1, 2012
massive Romney ad blitz in Philly TV market......

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#790921 Nov 1, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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So he was a Democrat who switched to Republican and is now an Independent and they say Romney flip flops?
Freedom is part of being American. When you vote the ballot doesn't make you select only Democrat or Republican, but you can select whatever candidates you choose.

Since: Oct 12

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#790922 Nov 1, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Fox News proven liars...again
http://news.yahoo.com/us-officials-no-delays-...
CIA and Associated Press, no less. Golly, Faux News was wrong....again? Spin your way out of this one, Republican supporters.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#790923 Nov 1, 2012
dr Phil wrote:
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Obama too. All free! thanks to your fat fk pal Christie.
except that the situation became worse after the Obama photo-op, not better......

and Obama ignored New York, possibly in worse shape that New Jersey....

but then, Obama always over-promises and under-delivers.....
finding

Brookland, AR

#790924 Nov 1, 2012
dr Phil wrote:
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Filthy fkn tea bag liar say what?
It will take Romney to get aid to the storm area. bommie was there he will be spending the tax payers money, Romney will be spending his own money. Dosen't that make you jealious?
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#790925 Nov 1, 2012
Johnny wrote:
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I guess Romney must have built a munitions factory in Massachusetts when he was governor. God help the world if he is elected.(Note) good idea is to buy stocks in body bag companies if you want to get rich under Romney.
About 3300 more people have committed suicide each year during Obama's presidency so those body bags are already spoken for.

Since: Oct 12

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#790926 Nov 1, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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if the truck has food, probably more useful than anything from Obama or FEMA.....
granola bars beat dumpster diving any day.....
Photo-op with Romney showed him loading diapers. Have yet to find a decent recipe using Pampers.

Since: Oct 12

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#790927 Nov 1, 2012
finding wrote:
<quoted text>It will take Romney to get aid to the storm area. bommie was there he will be spending the tax payers money, Romney will be spending his own money. Dosen't that make you jealious?
Romney did not spend his own money. His campaign staff spent $5000 in campaign contributions at Walmart.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#790928 Nov 1, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Hold the Koran in one hand, and the New Testament in the other hand.
How about you hand the book that teaches tolerance, love, peace, humility, equality, forgiveness, and everything else that makes life better, to a stranger,... and burn the one that teaches intolerance, women in sexual slavery, and killing anyone and everyone who has a different belief.
Which one do you burn?
The New Testament or the Koran?
Neither. I don't burn books.

But then again, I don't need any book of ancient fairy tales, to convince me of the existence or the nature of the Divine.

The Divine is made manifest in every particle of the universe - why would it need a book to make itself understood? Only men who don't listen have that problem. Free will and all like that...

As for the separation of Church and State, I'm all for it. Big fan. One's religion and one's service to one's country should function independently, as one has nothing to do with the other. Religion is personal, and public service is, well, public.
Since we don't all 'worship' the Divine in the same way,(and some of us don't worship at all) it is against the Constitution to legislate the tenets of one religion over another, and passing any religious test for eligibility to public office is EXPLICITLY forbidden.

"Religion as Government" is in the Koran, I think....and there was that quote about 'rendering unto Caesar...' now who said that again?

It never ceases to amaze me how often Christians tout the Bible, but refuse to heed it. You folks need a new shtick.

JMO.
cway

United States

#790930 Nov 1, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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About 3300 more people have committed suicide each year during Obama's presidency so those body bags are already spoken for.
You can't be serious.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#790931 Nov 1, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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CIA and Associated Press, no less. Golly, Faux News was wrong....again? Spin your way out of this one, Republican supporters.
Classified August Cable Signed By Ambassador Stevens Warned Benghazi Consulate Couldn’t Withstand ‘Coordinated Attack’

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/class...

US Relied on Muslim Brotherhood for Benghazi Consulate Security

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/us-r...

Libyans: Al-Qaida handled 'security' at Tripoli embassy

http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/libyans-al-qaida-h...

Spin your way out of those.
cway

United States

#790932 Nov 1, 2012
OBAMIES ZOMBIES wrote:
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"Dr. ZOMBIE"... better question, where is your president today? Air force 1, from city to city working on his reelection...?????
Well, for one, FEMA is on the job.

Unlike New Orleans in 2005.

And second, Obama spent time with Governor Christie reviewing the damage to NJ.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#790933 Nov 1, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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assume you're talking about Joisey, a third-world country....
don't worry, Obama and FEMA are in control.....
by the way, nobody will steal a generator from your neighbor with the guns...
You sir, epitomize the hypocrisy of a so-called 'pro-life' stance. You're only pro-life when it suits you - or supports your lifestyle.

'Save that fetus!' becomes 'Shoot that bread thief!'

Oh wait, I forgot - you're the one who supports abortion for a certain demographic, and is against it for everyone else.

You people make me physically ill.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#790934 Nov 1, 2012
cway wrote:
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You can't be serious.
The suicide rate under George Bush was 11.1 per 100,000 and 12.2 under Obama.The CDC says suicides increase during poor economic times.
A 1.1% increase for 300 million people is 3300 more suicides yearly..
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#790935 Nov 1, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Neither. I don't burn books.
But then again, I don't need any book of ancient fairy tales, to convince me of the existence or the nature of the Divine.
The Divine is made manifest in every particle of the universe - why would it need a book to make itself understood? Only men who don't listen have that problem. Free will and all like that...
As for the separation of Church and State, I'm all for it. Big fan. One's religion and one's service to one's country should function independently, as one has nothing to do with the other. Religion is personal, and public service is, well, public.
Since we don't all 'worship' the Divine in the same way,(and some of us don't worship at all) it is against the Constitution to legislate the tenets of one religion over another, and passing any religious test for eligibility to public office is EXPLICITLY forbidden.
"Religion as Government" is in the Koran, I think....and there was that quote about 'rendering unto Caesar...' now who said that again?
It never ceases to amaze me how often Christians tout the Bible, but refuse to heed it. You folks need a new shtick.
JMO.
Ah yes,separation of church and state, Founding Father style.

It is no exaggeration to say that on Sundays in Washington during the administrations of Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) and of James Madison (1809-1817) the state became the church. Within a year of his inauguration, Jefferson began attending church services in the House of Representatives. Madison followed Jefferson's example, although unlike Jefferson, who rode on horseback to church in the Capitol, Madison came in a coach and four. Worship services in the House--a practice that continued until after the Civil War--were acceptable to Jefferson because they were nondiscriminatory and voluntary...... Throughout his administration Jefferson permitted church services in executive branch buildings. The Gospel was also preached in the Supreme Court chambers.
Jefferson's actions may seem surprising because his attitude toward the relation between religion and government is usually thought to have been embodied in his recommendation that there exist "a wall of separation between church and state." In that statement, Jefferson was apparently declaring his opposition, as Madison had done in introducing the Bill of Rights, to a "national" religion. In attending church services on public property, Jefferson and Madison consciously and deliberately were offering symbolic support to religion as a prop for republican government."

Religion and The Founding of the American Republic

James H. Hutson

Chief Historian
Manuscript Division
Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel06-2....
cway

United States

#790936 Nov 1, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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granola bars beat dumpster diving any day.....
You should know.

:)
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#790937 Nov 1, 2012
dem wrote:
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thats him!!!!!
hes still alive?
wow!
i swear i thought he was nuts and i was ten.
Yes, apparently he’s still alive, but his photo hasn’t aged since you were ten when you accurately assessed his mentality.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#790938 Nov 1, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Romney did not spend his own money. His campaign staff spent $5000 in campaign contributions at Walmart.
Obama spent 500 million at Solyndra Solar, ended up int he dark,and still had to go to Walmart to buy a flashlight.

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