Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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

#794640 Nov 5, 2012
Election day 2012 countdown-
GOD BLESS America, our troops, the CONSTITUTION and TERM LIMITS of the office of POTUS!

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Well
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Don't like it? Crawl back under the dark age, slime covered craggy rocks of stone age darkness that you dwell in-and rot there!
Because extreme haters, with barabaric, animalisTic terrorist MENTALities type, s-UGH-ck!

ROMNEY/RYAN/CHRISTIE et al 2012!!
O Baloney

New York, NY

#794641 Nov 5, 2012
Obamanomics = never enough jobs

The core of President Obama’s re-election argument is this: The economy is on the right track; things are getting better — stay the course.

Thus, White House economist Alan Krueger said last Friday of the October job report’s showing of 7.9 percent unemployment:“While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the US economy is continuing to heal ... It is critical that we continue the policies that are building an economy that works for the middle class as we dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession that began in December 2007.”

If only that were true. But 41 months into a supposed economic recovery, the wounds inflicted by the Great Recession continue to fester.

For instance, job growth has averaged 157,000 per month thus far in 2012, about the same as 2011’s average monthly gain of 153,000. Those wouldn’t be bad numbers if the labor market were already at full health. But it isn’t — not even close.

This “recovery” has yet to bring us a period of strong job growth to make up for what was lost in the recession — to close the “Jobs Gap.”

As the Brookings Institution figures things, the US labor force will grow by around 100,000 jobs a month over the next decade or so. So the economy needs to add many more jobs than that each month to begin to return to pre-Great Recession employment levels.

But at October’s new-jobs rate of 171,000, we wouldn’t close the Jobs Gap for another 11 years and three months. And even that assumes we don’t suffer another recession before then.

To look at the Jobs Gap another way, consider that employment typically grows about 2 percent a year. Since that hasn’t happened since before the Great Recession, we’re nearly 15 million jobs below the below the pre-crisis trend level.

But the Jobs Gap is really a function of another deficit, the Growth Gap. The economy is growing far too slowly to generate many jobs — its total growth in this recovery is only 7 percent. Over the same span during the 1980s Reagan recovery, the economy grew three times as fast.

If the Obama recovery had been as strong as the Reagan recovery, GDP this year would be $1.5 trillion higher than it is currently.

Normally, the worse a recession is, the stronger the initial recovery: You get a couple of “catch up” years of superstrong growth. In 1983 and 1984, for instance, growth averaged 6 percent.

Say that, from here on out, the economy grows at trend, 3 percent or so a year. Because we never had those “catch up” years, GDP will be lower in the future than if we’d had a normal recovery. In 2037, for instance, it’d be some $5 trillion lower.

And lower GDP not only means lower job growth, it makes servicing the exploding national debt a lot harder.

Staying the course means never filling the Jobs Gap or the Growth Gap. It means accepting the New Normal as the permanent reality. But the New Normal isn’t so new anymore; we’ve been living with it since 2006.

With a real recovery, the New Normal would be one of growth and prosperity, where jobs are plentiful and take-home pay is rising. But to get there, we need to close one more gap, the Policy Gap between what Washington could be doing to help and what it is doing.

We need tax reform that rewards investment rather than lobbying. We need entitlement reform that creates a safety net rather than a debt trap. And we need a president who understands that wealth is created by innovators, not regulators.

So when you go to the polls tomorrow, be sure to mind the gaps.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#794642 Nov 5, 2012
yepperz wrote:
<quoted text>
Election fraud by Republicans in Florida isn't news anymore, it's a tradition.
Isn't it disgusting? Same in Ohio. Yet they get away with it. The only defense is to get out the vote in large numbers, no complacency. We have to remember the famous "537" votes that Bush got Bush into office.
People don't trust anyone, they're filling out ballots at home and personall delivering them.
I'm afraid of early voting; will vote tomorrow in person at my precinct.
I feel badly for the people in New Jersey and New York!
The building that my daughter lived in on Gold St. has been deemed unfit to inhabit due to oil explosing pipes in basement with water.
50 floors of people have to leave their apartments for the few months it will take to remedy the damage. Where will they go?
I read that 40,000 people have lost their homes! Where will they go?

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#794643 Nov 5, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
This is what gets the religious nuts to the polls:
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used some of the precious remaining hours of the 2012 campaign to reach out to social conservative voters in a town hall-style call on Sunday night, warning that "Judeo-Christian" values were at risk if President Barack Obama is reelected.
The Romney campaign also currently has a robocall that warns Christians that Obama is a "threat to our religious freedom."
Ryan is considered more conservative on social issues than Romney. For example, while Romney believes abortion access should be legal in cases of rape and incest, Ryan does not
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/04/paul...
Thats republicans for ya!
Whole lot of church
Very little religion
TSM

El Paso, TX

#794644 Nov 5, 2012
The anticipation is like a Heavy Weight Fight Romney delivers early KO!! How Sweet it Is!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#794645 Nov 5, 2012
Haaretz Editorial Board.

Obama is good for Israel

The outcome of the elections will be determined by the voters' decision as to which of the two candidates is good for America. But if any of them are vacillating in their vote over whether Obama has been a good president for Israel, the answer is yes.

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/obama-is-good-...
fred

Milford, CT

#794646 Nov 5, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
This is what gets the religious nuts to the polls:
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used some of the precious remaining hours of the 2012 campaign to reach out to social conservative voters in a town hall-style call on Sunday night, warning that "Judeo-Christian" values were at risk if President Barack Obama is reelected.
The Romney campaign also currently has a robocall that warns Christians that Obama is a "threat to our religious freedom."
Ryan is considered more conservative on social issues than Romney. For example, while Romney believes abortion access should be legal in cases of rape and incest, Ryan does not
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/04/paul...
The evangelical vote is coming out of no where to crush the evil Indonesian dog eating Muslim evolving aborting Kenyan mau mau.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#794647 Nov 5, 2012
George Will predicts 321-217 Romney landslide

... along with Fox News Channel’s Dick Morris and the Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/04/george-will...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#794648 Nov 5, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>How much Federal money will the State of New Jersey receive for it's clean up? Christie was respecting the Office. He knows 'What side his bread is buttered on??
First Lady Mary Pat--one of many Jerseyites, still WALKING THE WALK of no power!!!! Bless her Americans standing with Americans-like every other American currently w/out power heart!

GO CHRISTIE! ONE OF the REAL PEOPLE-- By the PEOPLE--FOR THE PEOPLE!!!!!

ROMNEY/RYAN/Christie et al 2012!!

(or let the 1460 day countdown and get OFF the camplaign trail and get to WORK -FOR America-NOT against it-begin!!!)

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#794649 Nov 5, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, I spoke to people in line waiting to see the President at the rally in Hollywood, many reported waiting 8 hours in line to vote.
23,000 people waited 4 hours to enter the football field to see the President; and, another 3 hours waiting inside!
Rick Scott has recently pivoted on education; plans to issue debit cards to teachers to buy supplies that they have been paying for out of their own pockets for years!
The problem is that the Democrats need a dynamic candidate; Alex Sink didn't have it, she should have won, it was close.
We need a tough guy, someone like Alan Grayson! Florida is very corrupt.
We do't ne Florida to win but it would be fun to see romnuts lose all that money down here...

I'll be glad this thread is over Lily.Great fishing starts now and huntins season is open. 1 more month till the snow birds get here.this is the best time of year in the keys...

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#794651 Nov 5, 2012
keyedup wrote:
OLD worn out John Mccain is on this morning lieing about libia...what a bitter old fool..
What age bitter fool are you?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#794652 Nov 5, 2012
A Zogby poll finds Obama has picked up five points among independents, perhaps because of how he has handled the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile the latest national Public Policy Polling tracking poll shows Obama turning a longtime disadvantage with independents into a 49% to 44% advantage. Furthermore, a new national ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll shows Obama and Romney deadlocked with independents, at 46% each, matching Obama's best showing among that group in that survey and coming after Romney had reached a high of 58% just a week and a half earlier.

Finally, the Politico/GWU tracking poll finds the two men essentially tied with independents just a week after Romney held a double-digit lead with them.

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/04/...

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#794653 Nov 5, 2012
sorry Lily keybord problems
We don't need Florida to win but it would be fun to see romnuts lose all that money down here...
I'll be glad this thread is over Lily.Great fishing starts now and huntins season is open. 1 more month till the snow birds get here.this is the best time of year in the keys...Stone crabbin is good this year....
fred

Milford, CT

#794654 Nov 5, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>We do't ne Florida to win but it would be fun to see romnuts lose all that money down here...
I'll be glad this thread is over Lily.Great fishing starts now and huntins season is open. 1 more month till the snow birds get here.this is the best time of year in the keys...
Military says the Kenyan is Commander in Chump. Back President Romney

Breaking: GEN Tommy Franks, GEN Hugh Shelton Among 500 High Ranking Military Endorsing Romney http://bit.ly/SnmLIa #ac360 @cnn
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#794655 Nov 5, 2012
American Lady wrote:
George Will predicts 321-217 Romney landslide
... along with Fox News Channel’s Dick Morris and the Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/04/george-will...
Much of the Media Is Calling the Presidential Race for Barack Obama

The press is heading into Election Day increasingly confident that the president will beat Romney.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11...

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#794656 Nov 5, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't it disgusting? Same in Ohio. Yet they get away with it. The only defense is to get out the vote in large numbers, no complacency. We have to remember the famous "537" votes that Bush got Bush into office.
People don't trust anyone, they're filling out ballots at home and personall delivering them.
I'm afraid of early voting; will vote tomorrow in person at my precinct.
I feel badly for the people in New Jersey and New York!
The building that my daughter lived in on Gold St. has been deemed unfit to inhabit due to oil explosing pipes in basement with water.
50 floors of people have to leave their apartments for the few months it will take to remedy the damage. Where will they go?
I read that 40,000 people have lost their homes! Where will they go?
I wonder if Katherine Harris is standing in line. Remember her? She did her best to make sure Jeb's brother prevailed back in the stolen election of 2000 after which the Bush Bros. threw her under the bus......

People will have to stay with relatives, friends till this mess gets fixed. My daughter works down in the Village and they are already back to work this morning. Closed all last week. She has friends that live below 34th St. They are staying with relatives. They are doing what they have to. This is what happened after 9/11. People find a way. It's the shelters for people who have nowhere to go. It will take time but it will get better.
Florida

Tampa, FL

#794657 Nov 5, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
What age bitter fool are you?
Keyedup is actually is certifiably 72... Keyedup has made God's waiting list....
-
It's the culture....

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#794658 Nov 5, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
FOX will never be looked at by the journalistic community as a serious news source.
Even if they get something right on the rare occasion no one is buying in. Why? Because FOX lies most of the time. When the community they work within has had to fact check FOX on numerous occasions, what can the talking heads at FOX expect?
Like I've said before....in this case FOX is doing Obama a favor.
And anyway, maybe we should have a talk about the validity of using anonymous sources. Seems reckless to me.
You might want to forward that "anonymous sources" comment to Harry Reid, leader of the senate.

Ya'll are so Fox paranoid because you think more truth will be realized by the libs with blinders on before tomorrow.

Of course the MSM won't recognize Fox as legitimate news. The LSM is the voice of the "state." Gotta try to shut down the truth tellers.

1984.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#794659 Nov 5, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
Last days for the thread here....
The Constitution lives or dies tomorrow.
Marxists entrench themselves in the government or get tossed out on their Marxist asses tomorrow.
The path to the truth opens up or gets buried forever tomorrow.
Our government gets off the suicidal path it's on now, or we rush headlong to collapse tomorrow.
People remain free or are made subjects of a dictator tomorrow.
Truth lives or dies tomorrow.
By the way, what is the name of our president?
Does anyone really know?
You know it has to be one of the worst situations imaginable to have a president nobody even knows what his name is.
GOD Bless America, the CONSTITUTION, our troops and TERM LIMITS on the office of POTUS.

Because COMMIE marxist type DICTATORSHIPS suck!
Freedom of Ketchup (cause NO ogivvernment loserTics--you do NOT PAY for the lunches here!!!)

GO Christie-way to stomp the EPA strangleholds of UNBALANCED, economic choke outs!! The North East coastline revoery appreciates YOUR LEADERSHIP!!!!!!!!!!

ROMNEY/RYAN/Christie et al 2012!
or
Let the no'mo' hatertic phat crayon, kiddie ghetto/gutter snipe camplaing ads, get to WORK-OFF the camplaining trails and let the 1460 day countdown begin!

Since: Oct 12

Johnson City, TN

#794660 Nov 5, 2012
Thomper UK wrote:
Very rarely is so much expectation laid to rest on one persons shoulders.
Obama will NEVER be able to live up to the expectations and hype of this circus of an election.
I feel sorry for the bloke.
I would never feel sorry for OBAMA..His administration is a joke.

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