Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278285 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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“We're doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#796353 Nov 6, 2012
carol wrote:
To the poster, Romney-Ryan 2012, I wasn't trying to correct you about most of the 47% being victims.
Too many have grown accustomed to dependency and government victimization. Which is what I believe you were saying and, of course, that's the problem.
"...and speak with the tongues of angels and have not charity, I am nothing" Hereís what we have:

ó 53.6 percent of households pay the federal income tax. Presumably Romney is okay with these folks.

ó 28.3 percent of households pay no federal income tax, but they do pay the payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare. That means they donít need Mitt Romney to convince them to ďtake personal responsibility and care for their lives.Ē They already have jobs.

Most of the households in this group donít pay any federal income tax because they qualify for enough deductions that their income tax liability has shrunk to zero. See this Tax Policy Center report for more, which gives an example of ďa couple with two children earning less than $26,400. They get an $11,600 standard deduction and four exemptions of $3,700, and that takes their liability to zero.Ē Indeed, itís worth noting that many of these deductions and credits were part of the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts, which Romney wants to extend.

ó 10.3 percent of households pay no federal income tax because theyíre retired and elderly. Many retirees arenít taxed on their Social Security benefits, which they earned by paying into the system over many years. If Mitt Romney secretly thinks that these households are all irresponsible freeloaders, he has a weird way of showing it, as he keeps insisting that he doesnít want to cut Medicare or Social Security benefits for those over the age of 65.

ó That leaves 6.9 percent of households which are non-elderly and have incomes less than $20,000 per year and arenít paying the payroll tax. These poorer households pay neither income taxes nor payroll taxes. Perhaps Romney thinks that they should all pay more in federal taxes. Itís hard to say. But this is also a much smaller fraction of Americans.

Meanwhile, just as a reminder, the vast majority of Americans still pay state and local taxes ó in fact, these taxes tend to be more regressive. When you add up all the different types of taxes, most income groups in the United States tend to pay an amount thatís roughly commensurate with their share of the national income."

Since: Oct 12

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#796352 Nov 6, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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No, you guys are despicable for bringing him into a political discussion where the incumbant is, um....black. You play that RAAAACIST card too many times. It had NADA to do with this election.
You guys? This WOMAN did NOT bring the death of an innocent teenager into this discussion; I simply commented on a posting by someone else far less intelligent and worldly than myself.

So, reel your sheet, beetch.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#796354 Nov 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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The Democrats know that if they don't get out the vote in huge numbers then the Republicans will try to pull a fast one. It has happened twice, and look who we ended up with; Bush for two terms.
And, we the people say Hell No!!
There are never going to be as many people who voted for O'bama in 2008 vote for him this time. I don't know what is wrong with you people-there isn't a sector of the O'bama vote that has went up. On the other hand-there are blacks that arent' voting for him again-or they are just going to stay home. He has lost hugely in the white vote-he has lost in the Jewish vote-the religious right is out voting on the definition of marriage-a lot of them didn't vote last time-not only that but you have Catholics that voted last time for O'bama but feel threatened by his intolerance to their religion-----please tell me Lily, other than the votes the liberals are havesting out of the cemeteries-where has he picked up votes? No Where.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#796355 Nov 6, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Don't pay any attention to anything Notreal Dave says. He's just a Jane Fonda worshipping America hating draft-dodger who vilifies other people who actually served their country. He believes people who served honorably in the Navy are "chickensh'ts". He's obviously never met a Navy Seal. His opinions are completely insignificant.
Hmmmm, maybe Obama thinks the same way-maybe that's why he left them to die in Benghazi.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#796356 Nov 6, 2012
_Olive_ wrote:
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so true. Hello leosnana, I figured there would be lots of action here today, but there has been for some time now. How have you been?
HELLO Olive! What's happening?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#796357 Nov 6, 2012
Superstorm Sandy is having a devastating effect on voting in New Jersey, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law executive director Barbara Arnwine told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday morning.

Voters were being asked for I.D. even though the state has no law requiring it, voting locations opened late and some locations didn't have ballots, she said. "In a word, there's just one word to describe the experience in New Jersey, and that is catastrophe," Arnwine said.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/w...

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#796358 Nov 6, 2012
carol wrote:
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I'm afraid to look until most of the polls are closed - at least in the swing states.
Even Pennsylvanians are wising up, coal means jobs and Obama is anti coal.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#796359 Nov 6, 2012
Homer wrote:
RIP middle class, we hardly knew ye
Good afternoon beezlbub, I want you to know I voted for Obama this morning. Although it was a write in vote for our local school board. I figure we should find him a job commensurate with his particular skill set.

How is the blank panther movement coming along in PA?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#796360 Nov 6, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Scare tactics.
Your last sentence is pure delusion. If solar was so cheap, efficient, and all around wonderful, entrepreneurs would have capitalized on it by now. Pffffft
The naysayers have said that about just about new technology. Fear of new technology is inherent in the rightwinger DNA.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#796361 Nov 6, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Many electronic machines have been "ng'r-rigged" to cast the vote for Obama now matter which button the voter pushes.
Such trash; you kiss your momma/wife/sister with that mouth?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#796362 Nov 6, 2012
Voters Without ID Being Turned Away In Pennsylvania

Civil rights groups are concerned that the Pennsylvania voter identification law, which was blocked by a state judge, is nevertheless being enforced in precincts around the state.

"Advancement Project, and our coalition partners, are investigating and addressing what seems to be a pattern in PA of poll workers turning away voters if they donít have voter ID which violates the court order under our lawsuit that stipulated that voters do not need ID for this election," spokesman Rich Robinson wrote in an email. "Itís not surprising, because despite the judgeís ruling, the state continued to run ads telling voters to get ID."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/elec...
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#796363 Nov 6, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Don't pay any attention to anything Notreal Dave says. He's just a Jane Fonda worshipping America hating draft-dodger who vilifies other people who actually served their country. He believes people who served honorably in the Navy are "chickensh'ts". He's obviously never met a Navy Seal. His opinions are completely insignificant.
I have a good friend that did 20 years in the seals, much of it in VA beach. Went to a party once with all his seal friends, those guys are a bit crazy, but I appreciate all they do.
dww

Lacona, NY

#796364 Nov 6, 2012
vote Romney I am I feel hes the lesser of two evils
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#796365 Nov 6, 2012
carol wrote:
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Historically, conservatives can handle bad news with a lot more maturity.
It's sore losers who can never accept losing gracefully that I'm concerned about. Temper tantrums are now part of the equation.
I've already made peace with the fact I could be sorely disappointed.
Then again, I'm a clear-thinking conservative and not a brat who throws a temper tantrum if I don't get my way.
That's for children and those with childish mentalities. Most liberals, I mean.
You might want to revisit the first few pages of this thread Carol.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#796366 Nov 6, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Obama's heritage is NOT of Negro Slaves of America...
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Obama is NOT an authentic, true, bonafide brother nor a descendant of Black U.S. History, but only "OUTSOURCED" with Kenyan roots, a Muslim Heritage, and Irish white mother, a Trojan Horse sellout Obama to fool the white idiot and unconscious Black race...
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It's the culture...
As are you and every other American.

It's a fact
carol

Orlando, FL

#796367 Nov 6, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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No not clear thinking at all, if any of you conservatives blinded by the BS that Fox pumps out on a daily basis every bothered to step foot offshore and visit a few other countries at the moment to see how they are doing economically then you might consider yourself to be living in a lucky country.
Republicans buried the world economy, as usual right throughout American history it is left to the Democrats to clean up the mess.
Obama 2012
Oops...you just waved your sign.

You made a very misinformed and shallow-thinking mistake of saying - and believing - ONLY Republicans are responsible for this economy and going even further to say they "buried" the world economy?

Can't get any more tunnel-visioned than that, my friend.

Democrats have been in control of Congress for the majority of the past six or seven decades. Do the research if you don't believe me.

Congress controls spending remember.

Now put your sign down. You're only embarrassing yourself.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#796368 Nov 6, 2012
fred wrote:
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The lazy golf playing non stop vacationing Kenyan as a work horse? And you say we're bad at analogies? pffft
Projection...mental defect...Findland fluker ...vodka swilling
LOL! That's no comparison to Bush's 1,020 vacation days or the long absences Governor Romney took (on the taxpayer dime) to visit his Utah and New Hampshire vacation homes.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#796369 Nov 6, 2012
Homer wrote:
Anybody see the president and Romney speak at halftime on the Monday night football game?
The president was cool, calm, collected, smiling, you know presidential.
Romney looked like a meth head searching for his next score.
Romney concerned they were going to pass him the ball; now what do I do?
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#796370 Nov 6, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>The naysayers have said that about just about new technology. Fear of new technology is inherent in the rightwinger DNA.
Hey Homer, you see my new hydrogen powered car? Just finished building it yesterday. You can sit in it, but do not push any buttons.

“We're doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#796371 Nov 6, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
The lazy golf playing non stop vacationing Kenyan as a work horse? And you say we're bad at analogies? pffft
Projection...mental defect...Findland fluker ...vodka swilling
Fried fred, the Lyin' Loser pretend Connecticut Cowboy's Brokeback Buddy: "President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation.

Bush passed Reagan in total vacation days in 2005 with three and a half years left in his presidency. Reagan spent all or part of 335 days in Santa Barbara over his 8 year presidency. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David during his presidency and 490 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch, a total of 977 days.

When you add the days President Bush spent at Kennebunkport, Maine, he spent a total of 1,020 days away from the White House ó close to 3 years. At 1,020 days, Bush was close to being on vacation more days than President John F. Kennedyís total days in office (1,036). Representatives at the Nixon and Johnson Libraries indicate those two Presidents were on vacation less than 1,000 days during their terms.

President Obama has been on vacation 78 days from 2009 to 2011. At the three year mark into their first terms, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. Of course, staff was around all three Presidents on vacations and all White House aides argue that the commander-in-chief is never ďout of touchĒ with work."

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