Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1275287 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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United States

#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.

Edison, NJ

#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.


Chase City, 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 !

Edison, NJ

#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

Ocala, 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!
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793450 Nov 4, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Curious. If they supported your candidate would you be saying these words?
I've never been a big fan of either of these men and as I'm watching the fiasco in N.Y. and N.J., people starving, freezing, dying, due to these union-owned politicians' incompetence, I'd have to say "yes".

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#793451 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Sure you did. Is this like your millitary service lies??

Like we could believe a dumb hateful racist would ever say he was voting for Obama.


Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#793452 Nov 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>Two evangelical friends said yesterday "I'm voting for Romney because he's anti abortion and gay marriage"

That's it, in a nutshell. They have no concept of Mitt and his shenanigans, nor do they care that he's a liar. The Christian rightwing votes on abortion and gay marriage. Nothing else.
I think race is the reason most of the old geezers in my town are voting Republican. I've talked to a couple of the old guys when they aren't with the rest of the coffee drinking gang. They agree, and would rather "go with the flow" and keep things status quo. I'm not from the town so can ask questions like this. The leader of the group has rebel flags plastered all over his minivan. He use to speak to me before the election.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793453 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!
A vote for Romney is a vote for LEADERSHIP!
A vote for Obama is a vote for REVENGE!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#793454 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, just what America wants. a 70-year-old worn out hag in the White House.
I was just thinking the same; she's aged alot in the last four years.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793455 Nov 4, 2012
keyedup wrote:
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Whale Harbor Inn has a breakfast buffet today
Do your parents take you every Sunday? Hope you don't throw hate around them like you do on here.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#793456 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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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.
More fact twisting from the Topix pretzel.

Economic data show more growth under Democrats...

Mitt Romney routinely criticizes President Obama’s record as a steward of the economy, because the recovery since the financial crisis has been slow.

If he is elected, Romney says, he would boost economic growth to 4 percent, double the current level — a rate that would outdo every Republican administration going back to 1953.

But despite the view held by many that the GOP is the party of economic prosperity and soaring stock markets, the opposite has historically been true. Over the past six decades, Republican administrations have produced median economic growth of 2.6 percent. Democratic administrations, meanwhile, have produced a median growth rate of 4.2 percent.


“The market actually does better under Democrats than Republicans, not just the S&P 500, but earnings and the economy,’’ said Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ.

An even closer parsing of financial data reveals another surprising fact: Markets have been at their best when there’s a Democratic president and a Republican Congress. Historically, that combination has turned out 15 percent average annual returns, compared with 5 percent returns with a Republican president and Democrat-controlled Congress.

Another popular line of argument is that the economy and stock markets fare well under Democratic presidents because of policies that were put in place by their Republican predecessors.

Romney has argued that tax cuts, not government spending, are best for fueling economic growth. Under President George W. Bush, who implemented a number of tax cuts, corporate earnings grew at a median 14.2 percent annually from 2001 to 2008. Under Obama, they have risen 51.8 percent.

"Them's the facts".
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#793457 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?
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And what the sane, GROWN UP, non-twisted and non-sickly warped people saw---(Reality)

For once-Obama looked like he was actually a part of something that any potus SHOULD be-REAL GOVERNMENT and Leadership in action!!

Opotus OWES Christie BIG TIME for the favor.

REAL LEaddership FOR America again!

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#793458 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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You really want Biden to be one step away from the presidency another four years?
That alone is worth rethinking your vote.
Better than the sniveling weasel Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan spent 8 years voting for the Bush policies that created this mess & doubled the debt & now parades around the country bitching about that debt.

Romney Ryan are nothing but lying shysters.

We had the balance budget you scream about Carol. Who voted to take us off that path. I have news, it weren't the Democrats.

It was YOUR party.

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