Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1441496 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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Oviedo, FL

#793416 Nov 4, 2012
Well, anyway, let's just hope the majority of Americans have come to their senses or haven't lost their minds completely.

We'll know if America has irreversibly turned the corner for good on Tuesday.

Even the die-hard liberals on here and everywhere will realize too late what we've been trying to tell them.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#793417 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
I watched the new Total Recall on my own big screen the other night. I love the Obamabucks.
How does the movie compare to the old one? I usually am not impressed with remakes.

Indianapolis, IN

#793418 Nov 4, 2012
According to a PPP poll, Romney’s favorable ratings dropped by a net 7 points in the aftermath of Sandy, while Obama’s rose 6 points. While there’s no way of knowing if that drop is related specifically to the storm, perhaps instead of having a “relief” campaign rally staged with props as Sandy ravaged New Jersey, Romney could have acted presidential, even from the sidelines. Obama did it in 2008 when the financial crisis hit. Then candidate Obama proved himself worthy of leading by rolling up his sleeves and putting the country first.

Sandy wasn’t destiny for Romney. He could have asked the Red Cross what they needed and set about really trying to make that happen instead of posing with canned goods the Red Cross said they didn’t want. He could have praised Christie and Obama and demonstrated his alleged bipartisanship. He could have taken the high road, but then, this is Mitt Romney.

There were options open to Romney that he chose to ignore. No, it wasn’t ideal for him as the challenger, but he could have made it work. Instead, he chose to make cheap shots from the sidelines while complaining about Chris Christie not being his bestie anymore. Maybe if Romney had treated Christie with a modicum of courtesy after he knew he was picking Ryan as his VP, Christie would have felt his loyalty had been returned. But no. Romney left Christie hanging. Another bad decision from Romney, but more than that, an indication that he doesn’t know how to build consensus and loyalty.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793419 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
"Cankles" Clinton doesn't have a chance in hell of ever getting elected President. Next to Moochelle Obama and Hanoi Jane Fonda, she is the most hated woman in America.

Since: Oct 12

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#793420 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Let me know when one of your USAF fly boys can land an E-2C Hawkeye on a carrier a storm.
You learned to do that in 6 years? Amazing!

Since: Oct 08

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#793421 Nov 4, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Tell it to Christie,who's been complimenting Obama and FEMA nonstop for 5 days now.
You lose.
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??

Since: Oct 12

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#793422 Nov 4, 2012
Philippine Slim wrote:
I sure will be happy when this forum is dumped, and replaced with "Mitt Romney, our next president".
Not anytime soon.

Since: Oct 12

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#793423 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>President Romney has decided he will Obama on his staff as his shoe-shine boy.
No such person as Prez Romney

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#793424 Nov 4, 2012
Obamatosis wrote:
Hell has frozen over.
Newsday, as liberal a NY newspaper as the NY Times,
This newspaper is as far left as they get. I'm in total shock.
Editorial: Elect Mitt Romney president of the United States
Had Barack Obama done the job of president with the same passion and vision he displayed in seeking it, he would likely deserve another term.
He did not.
Against this we must weigh Mitt Romney, an imperfect candidate but one who has a special track record too. From his creation of a vast personal fortune to his successful stewardship of the threatened Salt Lake City Olympics to his governing of Massachusetts, Romney's life is a tale of success after success, many of them achieved in difficult circumstances.
Romney's potential to put America back to work earns him our endorsement.
Obama's failure to accelerate the improvement of the economy is the dominant reason Romney is the right choice, but it's not the only one. There are also the broken promises. On the campaign trail in 2008, Obama promised to halve the annual budget deficit of the United States. Instead, the shortfall has remained over $1 trillion per year, and the national debt has increased about 45 percent.
Obama said he would pass comprehensive immigration reform, but he never made a significant attempt to address it.
He said future generations would look back on his election as the time we began to slow the rise of the oceans and hasten the healing of the planet, yet he never introduced meaningful legislation aimed at achieving those goals.
Obama promised a transparent administration but instead ran a secretive White House. And Obama promised a newfound respect for civil liberties, and yet, in an expansive reading of congressional authority to use military force, he has authorized the unilateral assassination of American citizens abroad.
Obama promised to drive the unemployment rate below 6 percent in four years. It sits at 7.9 percent, just above the level when he was inaugurated.
History may well laud Obama for passing the first comprehensive health care plan to cover millions of uninsured, guarantee coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and for preventive care, and keep young adults on their parents' policies until age 26. But the law may not control costs, fails to address malpractice litigation and the expense it imposes on the system, and is based on iffy funding. Worse, Obama didn't sell the public on his plan, allowing his opponents to hijack it.
Most important, Obama promised to end the partisan divide in Washington but didn't do so. To be fair, he had no help from Republicans, but that is the case, by definition, with partisan divides. Obama should have looked to the track record of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and brought his case to the people.
Not very convincing endorsement, Jane. Piss poor in fact. There are more excuses here than an school teacher hears to explain why junior didn't have his homework. Talk about a lukewarm endorsement of a "flawed" candidate. Sounds more like an Obama endorsement. It is no surprise Newsday, one of the worst papers on the planet would endorse Rmoney. The "Dolans/Cablevision" are a bunch of corporate whores. If one didn't know better you could misinterpret this endorsment as satire. This is why Newsday is third rate paper.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793425 Nov 4, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>Republicans elected one.... Reagan...
Older men are distinguished. Older women are scarecrows.

Since: Oct 12

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#793426 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>He won't release his college records because they reflect his Communist views.
College transcripts don't show that type of information. I realize you don't have your own to look at. Would you like to see mine?

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#793427 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, all the fact checking sites agree.
Though usually in an article comparing the lies of both.
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.


Since: Oct 12

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#793428 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Christie? The walking heart attack traitor that's owned by the labor unions? Bloomberg? The idiot who wants to ban soft drinks while people die on Staten Island? Maybe they should get together. Bloomberg could put Cristie on a weight control program.
Curious. If they supported your candidate would you be saying these words?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#793429 Nov 4, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
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

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#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:
<quoted text>
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?

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