Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1496574 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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Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#797660 Nov 7, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Romney’s claim that Obama has raised taxes on ‘millions of Americans’
The Romney campaign is straining to suggest Obama has imposed taxes on “millions of Americans” without considering the impact of all of the tax cuts that Obama has signed into law. The health-care law will one day impose taxes, largely on wealthier Americans, but those taxes have not taken effect.
In the end, the Romney campaign can’t just look at one side of the ledger. If you are going to talk about tax increases in this presidency, you also have to acknowledge Obama’s tax cuts.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
Payroll taxes are going to skyrocket Jan.1.
krissy

Tacoma, WA

#797661 Nov 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
It's a good day.
It is. The trees are just the right height today lol.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#797662 Nov 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
Where's Fred? Jane Says? DBWriter? Gunner? Eman? Peppy? Florida? Flack?
Come out come out where ever you are.
So homer, are you also glad we had that storm last week?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#797663 Nov 7, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
You realize i'm on the west coast? These funny things called time zones??
California passed a retroactive tax increase. You liberals are nuts.
How much debt can the u.s. handle? I guess we're gonna find out.
Calm down. Homer just voicing his concern. Glad to see you're ok boobie.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#797664 Nov 7, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>50% to 48% is no landslide.
What we passed up yesterday became very evident in Romney's concession speech.

Not only did he continue to stay upbeat and positive but conservatives in the audience clapped when he said he would continue to pray for the president, his wife and two lovely daughters.

That's what we passed up.

Liberals would have been burning something to the ground.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#797665 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
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Just you wait, my pretty, just you wait...
This Leona Helmsly????? You rich have made trillions your incomes are way way way way way up. Your taxes are lowest sine the 1800,s...

WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT??????????
GhostofRaygun

Rochester, KY

#797666 Nov 7, 2012
cant believe this thread wrote:
Really people? this thread is talking about color and removing flags. Sad state of affairs. President Obama was voted in by your fellow Americans. If you want to take your flag down , go to the airport and get your ass out of this country. We have men serving this country , away from loved ones and you bunch of idiots are talking about skin color and removing flags. Disgraceful...
They just cannot see their hate is what lost this election for them and many more to come.
IRS

Chicago, IL

#797667 Nov 7, 2012
Time to purchase your health care, times a runnin out.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#797668 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You helped reelect a president who has no reservations about killing a baby coming out of the birth canal with a pair of scissors stuck in the back of its neck.
Unless, of course, you, too, have no reservations. If so, you and this president are guilty of holding the scissors.
How do you know he has no reservations? Romney would have changed nothing with regards to abortion laws. Where you going with this? I told you this was over months ago, you had plenty of time to prepare so quit crying.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#797669 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
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You should probably be asking yourself that question. You will need every penny you can find anywhere you can find it. Because if that happens, you will be the next one in line being taxed to kingdom come.
Somebody's gotta pay for 30 million more people's medical care.
Maybe you should carry a sign - "Will lick for food."
30 million? Don't forget the added folks once amnesty is implemented. The cbo's abacus is going to explode.
God

Chicago, IL

#797670 Nov 7, 2012
Eman wrote:
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So homer, are you also glad we had that storm last week?
it was my will!
god loves liberals.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#797672 Nov 7, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>this wasn't a blog, it was written by two liberal NY Times reporters.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/books/revie...
The authors, Gretchen Morgenson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter and columnist at The New York Times, and Joshua Rosner, an expert on housing finance, deftly trace the beginnings of the collapse to the mid-1990s, when the Clinton administration called for a partnership between the private sector and Fannie and Freddie to encourage home buying.
The mortgage agencies’ government backing was, in effect, a valuable subsidy, which was used by Fannie’s C.E.O., James A. Johnson, to increase home ownership while enriching himself and other executives. A 1996 study by the Congressional Budget Office found that Fannie pocketed about a third of the subsidy rather than passing it on to homeowners. Over his nine years heading Fannie, Johnson personally took home roughly $100 million. His successor, Franklin D. Raines, was treated no less lavishly.
To entrench Fannie’s privileged position, Morgenson and Rosner write, Johnson and Raines channeled some of the profits to members of Congress — contributing to campaigns and handing out patronage positions to relatives and former staff members. Fannie paid academics to do research showing the benefits of its activities and playing down the risks, and shrewdly organized bankers, real estate brokers and housing advocacy groups to lobby on its behalf. Essentially, taxpayers were unknowingly handing Fannie billions of dollars a year to finance a campaign of self-promotion and self-­protection. Morgenson and Rosner offer telling details, as when they describe how Lawrence Summers, then a deputy Treasury secretary, buried a department report recommending that Fannie and Freddie be privatized...
I didn't say there weren't abuses of Freddie and Fannie, I said that they were not the CAUSE of the meltdown. Keep digging - you'll get there. Look at how CRA qualification was used by banking corporations after the passage of the G-L-B Act allowed them to bundle services.
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#797673 Nov 7, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
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And please tell me which statements are incorrect?
all of 'em, including your last one
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#797674 Nov 7, 2012
Eman wrote:
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So homer, are you also glad we had that storm last week?
Of course not. Why would anybody be glad? Let me guess Fox News is saying Obama won because of the storm?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#797675 Nov 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Calm down. Homer just voicing his concern. Glad to see you're ok boobie.
I'm calm, homie. So we are now using "concern" instead of gloating? Why don't we just call it what it is?
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#797676 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
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That's what we passed up.
thank god!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#797677 Nov 7, 2012
Well, I for one would have come on to Topix today if Romney had won and posted nothing but congratulations.
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#797678 Nov 7, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>They just cannot see their hate is what lost this election for them and many more to come.
you got that right....they think more hate will work next time...they didn't hate hard enough
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#797679 Nov 7, 2012
carol wrote:
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What we passed up yesterday became very evident in Romney's concession speech.
Not only did he continue to stay upbeat and positive but conservatives in the audience clapped when he said he would continue to pray for the president, his wife and two lovely daughters.
That's what we passed up.
Liberals would have been burning something to the ground.
Your guys lost?

So?

America better!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#797680 Nov 7, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Rightwingers cheer! It's got to do with the German economy weakening as they have been propping up the rest of the EU. Nothing to do with Obama being re-elected. Go mow your lawn.
Rightwingers cheer a down stock market. Leftwingers cheer a deadly storm. Go figure.

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