Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232946 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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Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#801449 Nov 10, 2012
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from waisting the labors of the people,under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
GOPidiots

Pompano Beach, FL

#801450 Nov 10, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>The tax cuts are for everybody that works. If they aren't extended come Jan. 1 all workers are in for an ass-whoopin' increase of about $2,000 annually for the average family, about $166 per week. Can you afford to lose $166 per week? Oh that's right, it won't affect welfare mammies.
Change the channel and try a few facts for a change.
Obama wants to extend the current, historically low tax rates for 95% of Americans. He has only proposed raising, by 3%, I might add, taxes on the portion of income over $250,000.
Don't seat it, that's not you.
In addition, in the real world, where facts exist, there is zero correlation between nominally raising taxes on higher incomes and job creation.
You think someone is going to stop working, or skip on opening a a promising business over the prospect of an additional 3% ONLY ON THE INCOME OVER $250,000?
The only reason those taxes will rise on all Americans come Jan 1 will be because the Tea Turds in Congress refuse to budge. Obama has already suggested passing a bill dealing with keeping the tax rate in place for 95% of Americans now. Then fight over the cuts on higher incomes later.
Of course crybaby is wetting his pants because he has no control over over the legitimate rape crowd, who are still passing legislation to overturn Obamacare, in spite of losing the 30 previous attempts.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#801451 Nov 10, 2012
loose cannon wrote:
Lily,
Your team won.
Why do you have to still be so ugly?
Looks like there's been plenty of ugly from both sides - but most of it is reactionary to others' posts and I don't think it represents the majority of moderate America. If you (and congress) could get over the toxic idea that dems and reps are "teams", 3/4 of the nation's problems would never have been created.
carol

Orlando, FL

#801452 Nov 10, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>I've seen firsthand lately how the right plans to broaden its base. Read any of Carol's recent posts? Single women and minority voters are all 'takers', too irresponsible and stupid to understand the real issues.
That's going to win over a lot of voters, donthca think?
Single women may be a lost cause. That's what I said. They depend on big government to be their false sense of security.

However, in four more years, that, too, could change.

Basically, Republicans just have to do is bide their time for four more years and get out of Obama's way.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#801453 Nov 10, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>I've seen firsthand lately how the right plans to broaden its base. Read any of Carol's recent posts? Single women and minority voters are all 'takers', too irresponsible and stupid to understand the real issues.
That's going to win over a lot of voters, donthca think?
The Bush's are not anti Latino. Jeb's wife is Mexican; his son is quite attractive which often happens when you mix races and ethnicities. Jeb speaks fluent Spanish. I'm not a fan of Jeb, but, he has been warning his party about remaining the good old boy racist white party; they should listen to him.
The pandering to the religious rightwing has to stop. Mitt lied about everything, and no matter how many millions he spent, people voted against him. I'm so proud of the American people who won against the corporations and billionaires.
Did that Sherrif Arpaio get re elected?
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#801454 Nov 10, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Total idiot...like all rightwingturds they can't bother to investigate a story. It's not the affair, it's the fact that his mistress had access to his classified email account.
Like the people running around inside the white house that have close ties to the mooslum brotherhood?(These people are moochelles CLOSEST advisers!!!)

FACTS LIKE THAT?????

Call me a racist all ya want, then prove me wrong!
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#801455 Nov 10, 2012
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#801456 Nov 10, 2012
Booya biotch wrote:
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I have a chimp for a pet.. For fun I dress him in a little Obama suit and tie. He's just so cute.
that's disresptfull to the chimp.
Not Real Sure

Hobbs, NM

#801457 Nov 10, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure that a person on welfare doesn't even collect that amount. What we pay in taxes, you probably don't earn in a year.
But, continue on dummy.
The Democratic volunteers for the re election of President Obama are having a rummage sale today and tomorrow to donate all proceeds to the Red Cross of the victims of Sandy.
Have a nice day hater.
They will just pocket the money....
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#801458 Nov 10, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>
And you'll be damned if you will be the one to stop the hate-cycle, EH???
You guys are something!
"OH YEAH, I'LL SEE YOUR HATE AND RAISE YOU SOME MORE HATE"
Wake me up when the hate train stops and we can talk sense to each other!
I too am tired of all the racist. Can't we all just get along?
Q: What's 3 things you can't give a ghetto-rat with kids?
A: A black eye, a fat lip and a spouse.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#801459 Nov 10, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
The civil war is an apt analogy, considering the election results. Mittens won the Confederate states, where Obama won only 10~15 % of the White vote. Looks like the GOP wants to return US to an earlier time, say 1850.
And the blue states, ah home of thine heartland, wanted to return to Depression era days.

WTH is the matter with dem up dar these days anyway...it appears they've gone totally mad, consumed by incomptance of too much regulatory ailments resulting from the subtle reins of commieticism.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#801460 Nov 10, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure that a person on welfare doesn't even collect that amount. What we pay in taxes, you probably don't earn in a year.
But, continue on dummy.
The Democratic volunteers for the re election of President Obama are having a rummage sale today and tomorrow to donate all proceeds to the Red Cross of the victims of Sandy.
Have a nice day hater.
Typical democraps...giving away other people's stuff.
FORWARD to Obamageddon

Piscataway, NJ

#801461 Nov 10, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Another goon from Texas:
Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?" he wrote. "Let each go her own way."
Morrison went on to express anger at the "maggots" who backed Obama, specifically calling out non-white voters, whom he accused of voting for the president on an "ethnic basis."
Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram has more details.
Republican officials in Texas have been glum about the concept of a second Obama term in the past. A judge from Lubbock predicted over the summer that the president's reelection could even lead to a civil war.
New Yorkers always vote Democrat and love the unions that help keep the Democrats in power here. Anyone who has EVER voted Democrat here and still has no electric after the October hurricane, should just STFU.

Fla. utility: Union delayed crews for LIPA

November 9, 2012 by MARK HARRINGTON

As superstorm Sandy pounded Long Island last week, representatives for the Long Island Power Authority began making mayday calls to repair crews across the nation. But their requests for help came with a footnote, according to one utility group that received a call: Contact the local electrical union first so that imported workers could be signed up as members before they arrived.

With repair work still going on 12 days later and more than 160,000 Long Islanders still without power after Sandy and this week's nor'easter, the contention that LIPA's union leaders required so-called "assent letters" sent to would-be workers early in the restoration has become an issue as ratepayers look for answers about why it's taking so long to get power back.

Barry Moline, executive director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association, said Long Island could have received 125 additional workers from utilities across Florida as soon as two days after the storm if a dispute about the letters had been resolved sooner. He said most of the crews from Florida who were available were nonunion and refused to join Local 1049 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, even if only temporarily. IBEW Local 1049 represents some 2,000 National Grid workers contracted by LIPA.

"To have this contract thrust upon these organizations on short notice is an affront ..." Moline said. "We said [to IBEW local],'Why are you doing this?' They said,'We want them [imported workers] to get a taste of the union so that when they go back home, they want the union.' "

Crews that could have come to Long Island went instead to Pennsylvania, Moline said. "We could have been there on Wednesday, and instead we arrived on Sunday," he said, after the union rescinded the requirement.

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/fla-utilit...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#801462 Nov 10, 2012
Kahuna wrote:
I was at a party last evening and yes it was attended by mature and mostly successful biz owners and professionals that of course you on the left hate-the job makers/ producers. I can tell you my thoughts on the election outcome were confirmed by dozens there: "We" tried to win for America, for the future, for the potential success (not guarantee of mediocrity) of the next generations but we lost. We all thought we would win- it was for the America we all loved. We all have the same realization right now: 1.We have cmoe to terms with the outcome and are at peace with it all. 2. There are now more victim-takers than producers. 3. We will most likely never have a non-liberal POTUS in our or perhaps our children's lifetime as the elected lib class can always promise the masses more than we can and now our country is in steep decline. 4.Due to decades of hard and long work most of 'us' have enough personal wealth/assets to retire and live out our life and will close and cash out of our businesses, scale down a bit and submit to the new inferior USA.
Remember what Margret Thacher said, The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples money".
AMERICA! It was a damn good ride that you, the new majority of takers, will never get a chance to know- Too bad.
I guess your biz buddies loved the Bush recession.

As for running on give-aways, Republicans always run on tax cuts i.e, give-aways.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#801463 Nov 10, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Would you like to provide some citation for your statement or are you just pulling it out of your butt like you usually do? Even if he did say such a thing, he's a Romney surrogate and as such prone to lies.
By the way dumbass, Obama received a 78% positive approval rating on his response to Sandy.
www.nationaljournal.com/.../poll-obama-gets-h... ...
But heck, just keep on making stuff up. It's amusing as hell.
He can repay CHRISTIE anytime. Typical democrat-always owing SOMEBODY else something for SOMEBODY elses efforts!!!
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#801464 Nov 10, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Threatening the President of the United States is a crime, no matter if the President is R or D.
We are all Americans and should display respect for the office of the President no matter what. To go on Twitter and say, 4 more years of this n---er and hope he gets assassinated, is just heinous. I hope this will be a learning experience for this girl, who is obviously ignorant. Maybe she'll go to school now rather than working a minimum wage job at 22 and getting fatter and fatter everyday. That whole twitter thing has brought out the worst in many people; now she will not be hired by anyone, she has made herself a pariah.
I didn't like Bush, but would never condone anyone promoting violence against him or his family. It's just not right and makes all Americans look bad.
Don't back peddal it like anybody is gonna believe you!!!

I've SEEN you and all yer little pals on here calling for bush's BLOOD on more than one occasion!(even back when he was president I recall a MOVIE...)

Two-faced Bullshnitter!!!

"rounding up" and "dealing with" are words I see/hear MUCH from the "left"

HERE and elsewhere!!!

FREE SPEECH
1776-2012
R.I.P.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#801465 Nov 10, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Typical democraps...giving away other people's stuff.
oooooooooooooooo deja on the moment of same thought wave vu lol
FORWARD to Obamageddon

Piscataway, NJ

#801466 Nov 10, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>I've seen firsthand lately how the right plans to broaden its base. Read any of Carol's recent posts? Single women and minority voters are all 'takers', too irresponsible and stupid to understand the real issues.
That's going to win over a lot of voters, donthca think?
Stupid people re-elected Obama based on single social issues.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#801467 Nov 10, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
First, companies with fewer than 50 employees are exempt.
Second, as an employer, I am sick & tired of my rates being higher because of those who use the system but do not pay. These are the uninsured.
How many companies do you know that offer no health insurance.
The ACA will save money for smaller businesses. Especially those with less than 10 employees (the majority of small businesses).
The ACA will save big money for those who purchase insurance as individuals.
I see you haven't sought treatment for your delusion yet. Follow the lead of your ghetto-rat friends and go to the emergency room. Give them a fake name and you can get it for free. Don't put this off. Your condition will only get worse.
carol

Orlando, FL

#801468 Nov 10, 2012
It should be mentioned again that an exit poll said 42% were swayed by Obama's reaction to Hurricane Sandy.

That's 4 in 10 voters.

Also, Romney's mormonism went against him.

So, while Obama wants to believe he was reelected because of his "approach", he's a bit delusional.

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