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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“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#800967 Nov 9, 2012
reality wrote:
In Q / A format, here's the basic ECO101 our idiot-in chief doesn't have a grasp on...
Q) Who owns most businesses in this country?
A) The wealthy.
Q) What will happen if Obama forces wealthy people to "pay more taxes"?
A) Wealthy business owners will do virtually anything to protect GP margins, including permanent employee layoffs
(permanent employee layoffs = you & I)
How very patriotic of them....

The rich don't need government of, by, or for the people - they can just buy their own somewhere else.

But if they love America as much as they claim, they will INVEST IN IT, and I don't mean with their taxes (which they will actually be required to pay after their loopholes are closed, same as the rest of us) but with all that capital with which they've been resisting ACTUALLY CREATING JOBS.(Since that's what they claim to live for, right?)

Or, they can move to Switzerland, where the tax rates are much higher than here.....

Unless they prefer to take their money and run to the nearest third world country and plunder IT for a while. Hope the door leaves them with an incurable blister on the ass on their way out.

Just a thought.
Rachel Maddow

Bristol, CT

#800968 Nov 9, 2012
He really did win.
And he really was born in Hawaii.
And he really is -legitimately- President of the United States.
Again.

And the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make-up a fake unemployment rate last month.
And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence
That cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy.

And the polls were not skewed to over-sample Democrats.
And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election
To make conservatives feel bad.
He was doing math.

And climate change is real.
And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes.
And evolution is a thing.
And Benghazi was an attack on us.
It was not a scandal by us.

And no one is taking away anyone's guns.
And taxes haven't gone up.
And the deficit is dropping, actually.
And Saddam Hussein didn't have weapons of mass destruction.

And the moon landing was real.
And FEMA isn't building concentration camps.
And UN election observers aren't taking over Texas.
And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry
And the financial services industry
Are not the same thing as communism.
carol

Orlando, FL

#800969 Nov 9, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
In all the years on Topix, every Carol prediction has been wrong. The GOPprimary was hilarious with Carol proclaiming Perry, the Cain, then Trump, then Newt as the nation's Savior.
Predictions?

Perry was only a hopeful early. No predictions.

Trump was an interesting candidate early on but soon fizzled out. No predictions.

Newt was the most promising. Smart as a whip, a genius when it comes to history, and he led Clinton by the hand to a balanced budget and welfare reform. I would have given almost anything to see him debate Obama. But no predictions.

Since I voted for Romney in 2008, I simply stuck with him in the end. He still had to prove he had what it took.

But I didn't make any predictions about him either.
carol

Orlando, FL

#800971 Nov 9, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
She thought Newt would cream Obama. Seriously.
He would have. I would have paid money to see.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#800975 Nov 9, 2012
dr phil wrote:
More good news carol.
Harry Reid is gonna lower the filibuster threshold to 51 from 60.
Told you I'd cheer you up.
Super news

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#800976 Nov 9, 2012
dr phil wrote:
More good news carol.
Harry Reid is gonna lower the filibuster threshold to 51 from 60.
Told you I'd cheer you up.
"dr puke"
Harry womanizer Reid needs 60 votes to change the filibuster rule, hard to believe he is going to get them.
Peace
KMA
Black Wino

Palm Desert, CA

#800977 Nov 9, 2012
hmmmmm....mmmmm.... looks like Barry an his thugs, threw his loyal General under da Pimp Mobile, probably got da order forms dat Iranian born demon Valerie Jarret... Yowzaa..!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#800978 Nov 9, 2012
MixedandProud6663 wrote:
looks like some people lost on Tuesday. Carol must be in tears daily ;-D
But you're happy. You get to keep your public defender.

What's a lowlife criminal like you doing back on this forum? Should I post your mug shot again? Or how about the address to that 800 square foot shack you call home?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#800979 Nov 9, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm actually praying the repubicans will let Obama do whatever he wants. If we're going over the cliff anyway, I do NOT want liberals having any excuse whatseover to blame republicans this time. I want it to be Obama's baby and his baby alone. All the way down.
If the bottom falls out, your party is history.
"Repubicans" ! I like it!
GhostofRaygun

Russellville, KY

#800980 Nov 9, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, as I said on Wednesday morning, I had made peace with it the night before the election if Obama should win and had a vague feeling on the way home from the polls it wouldn't be a victory for Romney.
So I was more numb when my "premonitions" came true Tuesday night.
Only cried a few tears during Romney's concession speech knowing what the nation passed up.
I'm sitting back and watching the show. It's your party's baby now.
Ahhh,,,, just look what the true American Mitt does to his fellow Americans and see if those tears don't dry up.
.
WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, officials from Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies threatened to shut down its north-central Illinois plant "immediately and indefinitely" if those protesting the offshoring of the facility's jobs entered the plant in an act of civil disobedience again, according to local city officials.
The plant in Freeport, Ill., which is already scheduled to close at the end of the year, has become an embarrassing campaign issue for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney who still owns 51% stock in Bain Capital. The factory's 170 jobs are being relocated to China. Activists and workers have called on Romney to use his influence with Bain to halt the offshoring.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#800981 Nov 9, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>I voted for President Obama to keep fighting these Repubs that want to continue to protect the rich at the cost of the middle class. Which part do you Repubs not understand about numbers? 20 years. Middle class gains 18% on incomes. Same 20 years. Top gains 275%. The difference between the top and middle class in the US is greater than anytime since 1915.
You swallow readily and heartily. That turns on the Boy Messiah.

If anyone makes more money than you do, you see it as cause for revolution. Others see you as either 1.) Stupid 2.) Unmotivated 3.) Seething with jealousy or 4.) All of the above.

Out of a Full Deck, you hold only one card - a vote determined by your watching Access Hollywood. Stupid is, Stupid does.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#800982 Nov 9, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"silly"
You are always and forever with "homo"? He just called you a stoopid ass. Still on board?
Peace
No he didnt spam head
THE DEBIL

Spain

#800983 Nov 9, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
He would have. I would have paid money to see.
UH-HUH... WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE PAID MONEY TO SEE, HONEY? ONE OF THESE?...(DEBIL LETS HIS TERRY ROBE FALL OPEN REVEALIN' HIS LONG, BLACK, SCALY, PURPLE-HEADED MONSTER...) THAT WHAT YOU WANTED TO SEE, HONEY? IT OK, ALL THE GIRLS AN' MANY OF THE BOYS DO... NICE, AIN'T IT? SO, UM, CAROL... YOU GON' SHOW DEBIL YOU TITS OR DOES HE HAVE TO GO IN AFTER THEM AGAIN?... DO IT!! DO IT NOW!!!! HEHEHEHEHEH, KIDDIN', HONEY, WE GOT ALL THE TIME IN THE WORL' YOU AN' ME... YOU PLAYIN' ALL, "HARD TO GET," AN' DEBIL HE PLAYIN' ALL, "KISS IT, HONEY... JUS' PUT THE HEAD IN YOU MOUTH AN' LET NATURE TAKE IT'S COURSES"... YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY? DEBIL DID TOO... HE GO AROUN' MARKIN' AN "X" ON THE GATEPOSTS OF SCARED OL' WHITE WOMEN SO THE RAPE GANGS WILL KNOW WHERE TO GO NEXT... THAT WHAT TODD AKIN MEANT, WASN'T IT? OL' WHITE WOMAN'S BODIES GOT A BUILT IN RAPE PREVENTER: 80 GRIT SANDPAPER.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#800984 Nov 9, 2012
killtaker wrote:
It is who counts the votes...
"Mr. Obama received 99.5% of the vote, defeating Mr. Romney 9,955 to 55."
http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/fraud-in-p...
This is even better

"Mr. Obama won Wood County in Ohio this year. That's right, Mr. Obama won the majority of Wood County's 108% of registered voters. That's not a typo.

In 2012, 106,258 people in Wood County are registered to vote out of an eligible 98,213. But it certainly must all be a coincidence, right?"

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#800986 Nov 9, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I second that emotion.
"The race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was decided in just a few ultra-competitive states that could have gone either way. Had Romney won these states he would be President-elect Romney today. There is precedent for this kind of near victory despite a popular vote loss. In 2004 John Kerry was less than 120,000 votes in Ohio from winning an Electoral College victory over George Bush despite losing the popular vote by nearly the same margin as Romney (50%– 48%).

Here are the states and the vote difference (in Obama’s favor) between the two candidates:

State – Vote Differential (Electoral Votes)
Virginia – 110,341 (13)
Ohio – 100,142 (18)
Florida – 47,016 (29)
New Mexico – 76,222 (6)

Those totals are current as we publish, but could change slightly in the next few days. It’s also worth noting that Iowa (88,501 vote differential, 6 EV’s) could be used instead of New Mexico and still be under 350,000 total vote differential.

Out of a total of over 120 million votes, Barack Obama’s real margin of victory over Mitt Romney was 333,721 votes."
THE DEBIL

Spain

#800987 Nov 9, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
You swallow readily and heartily. That turns on the Boy Messiah.
If anyone makes more money than you do, you see it as cause for revolution. Others see you as either 1.) Stupid 2.) Unmotivated 3.) Seething with jealousy or 4.) All of the above.
Out of a Full Deck, you hold only one card - a vote determined by your watching Access Hollywood. Stupid is, Stupid does.
SO, UM, YOU SAYIN' IN YOU ROUNDABOUT FASHION THAT YOU DON' SWALLOW? WELL LET DEBIL GIVE YOU AN ANATOMY LESSON THEN... IF THE SOURCE IS INSIDE YOU ESOPHAGUS ALREADY YOU SWALLOW WHETHER YOU WAN' TO OR NOT. NOW, "TASTE," THAT'S ANOTHER MATTER... THA'S UP TO YOU...

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#800988 Nov 9, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, as I said on Wednesday morning, I had made peace with it the night before the election if Obama should win and had a vague feeling on the way home from the polls it wouldn't be a victory for Romney.
So I was more numb when my "premonitions" came true Tuesday night.
Only cried a few tears during Romney's concession speech knowing what the nation passed up.
I'm sitting back and watching the show. It's your party's baby now.
Carol, it was you and the bible belt against at least 70% of the world's opinion. Add that to the the 2% margin on the national poll and it's pretty lonely territory out there. Every poll showed the same thing, an Obama win. The overseas polls the smallest margin for an Obama win was 70% on every poll if it was their vote. So you would think that might tell you how out of sync the Republican party & its propoganda arm Fox is to this modern world. There was a time when corporations had way too much influence on government policy that time has past as it no longer always benefits the host nation in the most effective way, employment.
You only have to look into the lobbists, the Financial services industry consists of almost 80% of the lobby groups especially in Bush's era. That means a poor ole farm lobby group worried about something like gas mining on agriculture land is not going to get a look in. Clearly there is an unbalance there.
So this is why you elect governments to look after a COUNTRY's interest, not a corporation or some high flying 1%'er. Its getting the most bang per buck aimed at the greater population, Mitt & his gang was never going to offer that. This blind belief along with yours, of keeping taxes low benefits the nation as a whole. I'm sorry but when you have that much debt, low taxes is NOT the answer. After all, its been low taxes for decades and all it did was grow the debt higher. So its that sort of fundamental philosphy that NO OTHER country follows in this economic climate yet you try and sell it as the winning edge. Smart voters luckily knew otherwise, the loafs & fishes miracle days are long since gone. Its time to start bringing in government revenue.
THE DEBIL

Spain

#800989 Nov 9, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
This is even better
"Mr. Obama won Wood County in Ohio this year. That's right, Mr. Obama won the majority of Wood County's 108% of registered voters. That's not a typo.
In 2012, 106,258 people in Wood County are registered to vote out of an eligible 98,213. But it certainly must all be a coincidence, right?"
NO, HONEY, IT MATH. SIMPLE, UNCOMPLICATED, MATH.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#800990 Nov 9, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Why is it that allowing the billionaires (who've made most of their money by war profiteering and moving it from trust fund to hedge fund), to avoid their taxes in the Caymans is considered 'responsible', while requiring ALL Americans to shoulder the burden the money-shufflers and war profiteers created is considered 'mooching'?
Talk about skewed priorities...
Tell ya what, Bag Lady; I won't defend wealthy cheaters if you will admit to protecting crooked politicians who pass laws to allow those cheaters in the first place.

There is a group of people in Washington who meet regularly. Some people call them a Congress. Now why would you be screaming at wealthy people who follow the laws that this Congress made? Has it ever occurred to you to scream at your people in that Congress and effect change where change is needed? Naw....that would take away all of your fun screaming your lungs out like the half-naked, drunk, painted idiots at football games. Thinking is not your forte, I see.
THE DEBIL

Spain

#800991 Nov 9, 2012
KINDA HOT IN HERE...(WHERE DEBIL IS, NOT WHERE YOU IS...) DEBIL NEED TO SLIP OUT HIS ROBE AN' SLIPPERS...(BRB)...

... AHHHH, THAT BETTER... MAKE DEBIL FEEL MO' COMFORTABLE... BUT HE PRETTY TIRED TOO SO HE MIGHT HAVE TO TRUNCATE THE PROCESS OF SEDUCTION A MITE...

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