Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1522581 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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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#793429 Nov 4, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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So that's what your hatred and nastiness is all about.
You're scared shitless!!
Floriduh is watching the demographics change, as predicted, and it's driving him further around the bend!!
Deal with it, you old gray fool!!
Your vote is now marginalized. In spite of you scared white nitwits attempts, you will not disenfranchise voters as the south has historically done with Jim Crow laws, the latest of which is the Voter ID scam. Voter Id where nobody has been able to prove that voter fraud even exists!!
As with abortion and gay rights, you white haters are all about stealing rights from citizens, often under dumb religious beliefs, which have no standing in the public square.
You white fascists will not stop the citizens from voting. All citizens. Those days are over, forever. Racism is dying, and you're among the last to get the message.
I'm lovin' it!!
ROMNEY/RYAN et al 2012
Simply because of th qualified EXPERIENCE required for REAL Leadership for ALL of America again-NOT just some!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#793430 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>The economy usually gets better when a Republican Congress is in control of spending and a Democrat president moves center.

It usually gets worse when a Democrat Congress is in control of spending and a Democrat president remains immoveably far left.

Things didn't get any better with a Democrat Congress and a Democrat president for two years. Neither has it gotten any better with a Democrat controlled Senate and a Democrat president the past two years - 2 out of 3 stacked against Republicans.

It's amazing you can't see that. The only hope we have is if Republicans win back the Senate and keep the House - when it's stacked 2 out of 3 against the president if Obama should win. That's what happened under Clinton.

The housing market crisis was something altogether different since both parties ignored the warnings.

A Democrat Congress was in control of spending before it happened, but it's easier to blame a Republican president who issued the warnings.

Good morning.
Interesting post.

Indianapolis, IN

#793431 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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How does the movie compare to the old one? I usually am not impressed with remakes.
It's a rewrite. Though a good one I think. Excellent chase scenes.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#793433 Nov 4, 2012
<quoted text> mcCain is way over that age and still unsucessfully ran in 2008, HILLARY is expected to run for the white house again in 2016.
You're an idiot!
You're an
I didn't say a word about her age. Wow you're confused and also think calling someone a name is the same as making a lucid argument.

Go have some coffee and sober up.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#793434 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama and his staff watched the entire event in the situation room live as it happened. He ordered American security forces to "stand down" because he didn't want to offend his "Muslim brothers" security forces, all the while making his plans to go to Vegas to party with Jay-z and Beyonce. He should be charged with criminal negligence.
Lies and propaganda.

Watertown, CT

#793435 Nov 4, 2012
another major NY newspaper--THAT ENDORSED OBAMA IN 2008:

Our choice for America’s future: The Daily News endorses Mitt Romney for president

Four years after endorsing Obama, News finds the hopes of those days went unfulfilled
America’s heart, soul, brains and muscle — the middle- and working-class people who make this nation great — have been beset for too long by sapping economic decline.

So, too, New York breadwinners and families.
Paychecks are shrunken after more than a decade in which the workplace has asked more of wage earners and rewarded them less. The decline has knocked someone at the midpoint of the salary scale back to where he or she would have been in 1996.

Then, the subway fare, still paid by token, was $1.50, gasoline was $1.23 a gallon and the median rent for a stabilized apartment was $600 a month.

Today, the base MetroCard subway fare is $2.25, gasoline is in the $3.90 range and the median stabilized rent is $1,050, with all the increases outpacing wage growth.

A crisis of long duration, the gap between purchasing power and the necessities of life widened after the 2008 meltdown revealed that the U.S. economy was built on toothpicks — and they snapped.

Nine million jobs evaporated. The typical American family saw $50,000 vanish from its net worth, and its median household income dropped by more than $87 a week. New Yorkers got off with a $54 weekly hit.

Our leaders owed us better than lower standards of living, and we must have better if the U.S. is to remain a beacon of prosperity where mothers and fathers can be confident of providing for their children and seeing them climb higher on the ladder.

Revival of the U.S. as a land of opportunity and upward mobility is the central challenge facing the next President.

The question for Americans: Who is more likely to accomplish the mission — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

Four years ago, the Daily News endorsed Obama, seeing a historic figure whose intelligence, political skills and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical experience he would bring to the world’s toughest job. We valued Obama’s pledge to govern with bold pragmatism and bipartisanship.


Achingly slow job creation has left the U.S. with 4.3 million fewer positions than provided incomes to Americans in 2007. Half the new jobs have been part-time, lower-wage slots, a trend that has ruinously sped a hollowing of the middle class.

The official unemployment rate stands at 7.9%, marking only the second month below 8% after 43 months above that level. Worse, add people who are working part-time because they have no better choice and the rate leaps to almost 15%. Still worse, add 8 million people who have given up looking for employment and the number who are out of jobs or who are cobbling together hours to scrape by hits some 23 million people.

Only America’s social safety net, record deficits and the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented low-interest policies have kept the label Great Depression II on the shelf.

New Yorkers have fared no better. The state is alone among the 50 in suffering significantly rising unemployment over the last 12 months, with the rate now at 8.9%. The city’s pain index is 8.8%, and the five boroughs have been trading down in salaries.

The trend over the Obama years: Goodbye to middle- and high-income jobs in New York City; hello to positions that pay less than $45,000 a year.

Recovery from the disaster that Obama inherited was going to take time. But four years is a long, long slog. Had the President guided a typical upswing, America would by now have regained essentially all its lost jobs. At his present pace, Obama would reach that milestone in the third year of a second term.

The regrettable truth is that Obama built a record of miscalculations and missed opportunities.


“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#793436 Nov 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Yes; we do want him one step away from the Presidency
Ah...but will he know where he is?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#793437 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>Obama can't win. He just can't.
But he is winning, Carol


#793438 Nov 4, 2012

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Lake Worth, FL

#793439 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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Actually, you have it backwards.
Fox has more moderate democrats and independent viewers combined than conservatives. As opposed to all far left liberals.
Also, prime time Fox beats the tar out of all other cable networks in ratings.
That just shows how much some of you know.

Your opinion is noted and mocked.

News Ratings indicate the level of intelligence of the viewers.
Google Fox News accuracy sometime when you've stopped viewing Springer.

Fact remains very illusive for Fox.
'Fairly Unbalanced' is a better logo.

Since: Sep 12

United States

#793440 Nov 4, 2012
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#793441 Nov 4, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>He had to be nice. It's what proper people do. He wants Federal funds to clean up his state. He may not respect the man, but does respect the office. Tell that to the White House workers when "Slick & the "Hil-Bily" left the White House??
Christie's got it all over Obama, and the occupy whine streeters know it.

It's called having some actual CHARACTER and ETHICS, along with true leadership ability.

And some damn common sense and DECENCY.

Watertown, CT

#793442 Nov 4, 2012
another major NY newspaper--THAT ENDORSED OBAMA IN 2008 CONTINUED:

Our choice for America’s future: The Daily News endorses Mitt Romney for president

First came emergency economic stimulus. Because Obama gave free rein to House and Senate Democrats in deciding how to spend $800 billion, the legislation was heavily designed to satisfy the party’s constituencies and hunger for social programs, and inadequately weighted toward job-multiplier projects like building and repairing bridges and railroads — including subways.

After originally projecting that the program would produce 4 million more jobs than the country now has, along with a 5% jobless rate, Obama pleads that he saved Americans from more dire straits.

Next came Obamacare. WHILE THE COUNTRY BLED JOBS, the President battled to establish universal health insurance — without first restraining soaring medical bills. Then he pushed one of the largest social programs in U.S. history through a Democratic-controlled Congress without a single Republican vote.

R.I.P. and never to be resurrected — Obama’s promised bipartisanship.

While the legislation has yet to take full effect, the typical family’s health insurance premium has risen and many businesses will experience a hike of $70 per week per employee, further restraining wages or producing part-time jobs that lack coverage.

Next came trillion-dollar deficits. Deep in the hole thanks to former President George W. Bush, Obama helped run up a $5 trillion increase in the national debt.

Along the way, he appointed a bipartisan commission to devise a plan for restoring America’s fiscal health, but OBAMA ABANDONED the panel’s menu of spending cuts, entitlement reductions and tax reform. Finally, Obama failed to close a deal with Republican House Speaker John Boehner for budgetary discipline and a path to job creation.

That was 15 months ago. Since then, OBAMA HAS PRESIDED OVER PARAYLSIS.

There was, of course, more to the President’s record than economic stewardship.

Entries on the plus side of the ledger include Obama’s Race to the Top school reforms, withdrawal from Iraq and his aggressive drone strikes against Islamist radicals. And then there is, or was, Osama Bin Laden. Obama ordered the mass murderer’s dispatch in a presidential act of courage for the ages.

In deficit on the balance sheet, he stepped to the front in ratcheting up sanctions against Iran only after the country’s regime had moved ominously close to nuclear weapon capability, and he executed a misguided strategy for achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians that left the parties further from a settlement.

But those pluses and minuses pale in comparison with middle-class prospects in recommending whether to entrust Obama or Romney with the future.


Wicomico, VA

#793443 Nov 4, 2012
keyedup wrote:
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The culture dies in 3 days loser
Sixty percent of the counties in Ohio say the country is on thr wrong track , not looking good for oblumbler !

Watertown, CT

#793444 Nov 4, 2012
another major NY newspaper--THAT ENDORSED OBAMA IN 2008:

Our choice for America’s future: The Daily News endorses Mitt Romney for president



The centerpieces of Romney’s plan call for spending restraint and rewriting the Internal Revenue code to lower rates by 20%. He would make up much of the lost revenue by eliminating deductions and loopholes that have made the tax system a thicket of strangling complexities. On its own, paring the personal and corporate rules to the basics would catalyze business and consumer spending.

Romney has pledged that, as a group, the wealthy will bear no less a share of the burden than they do now, while individuals lower down would enjoy breaks. Many contest as mathematically impossible the Republican’s ability to cut rates and balance the books through tax reform. He disputes the points but, in an encouraging show of pragmatism, he has made clear that moving the nation toward balance may require sacrificing the size of his rate cut.

Romney’s energy plan calls for reemphasizing oil and natural gas production, in a shift away from Obama’s tilt toward trying to develop wind and solar into workable alternatives.

His proposal for Medicare would permit future retirees to choose between tried-and-true health care and private insurance to produce savings through competition. It took political bravery even to broach such concepts, and they are well worth exploring.

His immigration strategy entails markedly increasing visas for highly skilled workers, such as engineers and computer scientists, who are in short supply in the United States — and are proven jobs generators. Obama let economic energy go by the boards by declining to up these H1-B work permits.

No, Romney’s not perfect. His overall immigration policy falls below comprehensive reform, and he’s no friend of gun control. But, under these circumstances, growing the economy takes precedence.

Offering a rosy vision of a country already on the rise, OBAMA argues that he would lead a resurgence by staying the course. He posits that spending in areas such as education and clean energy would be beneficial, and he sees raising taxes on high-income earners as key to “balanced” deficit reduction. Each on its own is attractive, but THE WHOLE COMES UP SHORT.

The presidential imperative of the times is to energize the economy and get deficits under control to empower the working and middle classes to again enjoy the fruits of an ascendant America.

So The News is compelled to stand with Romney.

Lillington, NC

#793445 Nov 4, 2012

yeah! Looked like 4 people showed up at Romney's rally last night. Sad. For him!! He sckkkks that bad!

VOTE FOR OBAMA!! carol get a clue! fred? F U OK?
truth wrote:
Did you see your turncoats christy?
When he ran up to Obama's plane,

He looked like the p dough boy wrapped in a curtain!
He kissed Obama's azzzzzz so hard,
Romney got hemmmmmmroids!

laugh report morons..... It's over. Romney is a loser.
All those billions wasted on that POS!!!
Can't donate it now,
At least laugh!!
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Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793446 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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One poll says one thing, another poll says another thing.
One article says one thing, another article says another thing.
We've all made up our minds and argue about why. None of us will probably change our minds either...most have probably already voted.
Those who cannot speak in an adult manner think they win arguments by calling names when they can't think of anything to say. I think that only may work SOMETIMES in kindergarten.
I too will be glad when this is over. Of course, it'll be all over except the "bitchin" by one side or the other.
Everybody lies in polls. I've participated in two and said I was voting for Obama both times just because those phone calls piss me off.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#793447 Nov 4, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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ROMNEY/RYAN et al 2012
Simply because of th qualified EXPERIENCE required for REAL Leadership for ALL of America again-NOT just some!
That's nice.

Chris Christie is Barack Obama's BFF, now supporting and campaigning for Obama!!

You were right, Christie is a cut above the average neanderthal wingnut!!

And now it comes out that Christie was Romney's first choice for VP!!

I'm lovin' it!!


""Politico reports Christie was Romney's first veep choice""

""The on-again, off-again public love fest between Gov. Chris Christie and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is examined today in a long article in Politico.

The online news organization quotes campaign insiders as saying Christie was Romney’s first choice for vice president on the Republican ticket. Romney was so close to picking Christie, Politico reports, that advisors at Romney's Boston headquarters believed he had offered the governor the job.

The story reports that Christie was one of the campaign's favorite surrogates, but that they started souring on him when he showed up late to a few events. Even worse, they feared Christie's brash attitude and tendency to speak his mind would be a liability in the West Wing, leading them to settle on the more understated Paul Ryan.


Romney lost Christie, and now Christie will help Obama get re-elected!!

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#793448 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Hurricane Sandy helped Obama politically, Karl Rove says
Sorry I wasn't clear. I was speaking of what Chris Christie did or didn't do or say about the president's visit.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#793449 Nov 4, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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But he is winning, Carol
I heard an interesting quote--watching two documentaries last night-one on Romney and one on Obama.

The particular quote was referencing the debate over the stimulus package and the wide spread hesitancy to hand out more dollars for the failures in auto industry to waste. A significant incline to the national debt. A repeat of what had already been done.
The quote was a pretty good indicator of the past four years of obamunism strong arm commie type tactics- on obamas stance on pushing MORE debt onto the American public and his response in reasoning for doing it was "I won".

Even the "pro-documentary" makers-had a problem with that.

And well they should.

It was childish, arrogent, self-serving and blaring as to the level of "intelligence" that REALLY exists within.

Kind of sad and pathetic really--just like the past four years have been.

ROMNEY/RYAN et al 2012
Because America needs some REAL Leadership again!

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