Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1431654 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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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#802632 Nov 12, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Hey stupid! The designation Air Force 2 is given to an aircraft transporting the Vice President, not the First Lady. Any non official travel aboard government aircraft is by law reimbursed.
Wrong again, Skippy. You are a moron, liar & idiot:

FIRST LADY OF LUXURY TRAVEL: THE COSTLY TRIPS

SPAIN: AUGUST 2010
Michelle Obama and 40 of her friends paid for personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.
But the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the 68-strong security detail, personal staff and use of presidential jet Air Force Two.
Payment for the secret service team ran at around $281 each - nearly $98,000 for the duration of the summer break.
Use of Air Force Two comes in at $149,900 for the round trip, not including time on the ground.
Mrs Obama's personal staff, of which there were an unknown number, should also be taken into account

HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010
According to the Hawaii Reporter the costs were:
$63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President
$1,000,000 on Mr Obama’s return trip from Washington on Air Force One
$16,000 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals
$134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel
$251,000 in police overtime
$10,000 for an ambulance to be on hand at all times

SKI TRIP TO VAIL: FEBRUARY 2011
Michelle Obama and her daughters stayed at the
Sebastian hotel on Vail Mountain, where rooms cost more than $2,400 for multi-bedroom suites.
The family appear to have flown there on Air Force Two. They were escorted to the resort by about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#802633 Nov 12, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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If you were a tenth as smart as you think you are then you'd realize that Dupont, more properly spelled du Pont is a fairly common French surname. My great grandfather came down from Quebec working the log rafts bound for paper mills in Holyoke Massachusetts and stayed on to work in those same factories.
Ahhh, a long lineage of surrender and cowardice - figures, eh DF Canuck?
Petraeus-Ryan 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#802634 Nov 12, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Hey stupid! The designation Air Force 2 is given to an aircraft transporting the Vice President, not the First Lady. Any non official travel aboard government aircraft is by law reimbursed.
Was the trip that 13-year-old Malika took to Mexico with 12 of her promiscuous friends for a weekend of drugs, booze and sex, all at the taxpayer's expense, ever reimbursed?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#802635 Nov 12, 2012
Perfect example of ignorance - a Jim Jones Democrat:
tlove610 wrote:
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93 percent of black voters did not vote for Obama just because he is black. I can pretty much guarantee you that if the republicans had a black candidate running for president most blacks would not vote for him. Why? First, republicans are a racist party. So, any black candidate they have would be like Clarence Thomas of the US Supreme Court. He would be an Uncle Tom. Second, republicans never have any good social policies that are in the best interest for black people.
Petraeus-Ryan 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#802636 Nov 12, 2012
Power has still not been restored in New York. Governor Cuomo has threatened to revoke the license of the Long Island Power Authority. A spokesman for the Brotherhood of Electrical Worker responded by saying, "If he does, we'll have his ass."

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#802637 Nov 12, 2012
Petraeus-Ryan 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Was the trip that 13-year-old Malika took to Mexico with 12 of her promiscuous friends for a weekend of drugs, booze and sex, all at the taxpayer's expense, ever reimbursed?
You know just how pathetic the right whiners are when they attack the children.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802638 Nov 12, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Yes Carol, and Romneycare also had employer mandates with penalties for failure to comply. Has that had any adverse effects on business in Massachusetts? No.
The president has to raise a trillion dollars in revenues over the first 10 years and more in later years to cover the cost of the federal health care law. The state law Romney signed didn't raise taxes at all.

Obama has to raise taxes on health care plans, health insurers and medical device manufacturers.

Massachusetts, a small state, had 8 percent uninsured. Obamacare changes the entire health care system in one bill trying to cover an entire nation of 46 million uninsured.

Romney care penalized small businesses with $295 per year with less than 10 employees. Obamacare penalizes small businesses with $2000 per employee with more than 50 employees.

It's amazing to me how many people criticize Romneycare but support Obamacare when they should be magnifying their criticism of Obamacare by 100 fold.
Petraeus-Ryan 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#802639 Nov 12, 2012
They just showed a clip of future First Lady and West Point Graduate Paula Kranz Petraeus firing a sub-machine gun at her local range. That and the fact that she's a former Army Officer and avid surfer makes her even 10 times hotter! Congratulations on your excellent taste in women President Petraeus!

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#802641 Nov 12, 2012
BlackMenRuleAll4Life wrote:
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Republicans are a racist party? LOL. What led you to this conclusion? Don't you realize that many members of the republican party are black? SMH
If you are a racist,you most likely a Republican. Republicans welcome racists into their tent.
Petraeus-Ryan 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#802642 Nov 12, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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You know just how pathetic the right whiners are when they attack the children.
You can take the thuglets out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the thuglets.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#802643 Nov 12, 2012
BlackMenRuleAll4Life wrote:
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Hahahaha, good one man, this is funny, but its true, he is a socialist. Even when he was first elected, he said "we have to distribute the wealth". That is indeed a socialist point of view! little Muslim Marxist, lol.


When will you right whiners learn what the term "redistribution of wealth" means in economic terms.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802644 Nov 12, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Look who the hell is talking! If Boehner gives in then the tax rates on those making over $250,000 a year go up, which is what the American people favor by a 2 to 1 margin, to the Clinton era levels and taxes for the rest of us stay the same. Multiple CRS studies have shown that raising taxes on the wealthy will have no effect on job growth. Even conservative pundit William Kristol has stated that the GOP shouldn't "fall on their swords" for millionairs.
The American people also favored reelecting Obama. Let's let them have their wish and see if Obama and the Democrats can fix this mess or go down in flames.

That's what Republicans should do. Creating a gridlock to prevent the worst from happening will backfire. Liberals will blame them and have a scapegoat. They need to get out of the way, let the worst happen and come out on top blameless in 2014 and 2016. That's what I think anyway.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#802645 Nov 12, 2012
Petraeus-Ryan 2016 wrote:
Power has still not been restored in New York. Governor Cuomo has threatened to revoke the license of the Long Island Power Authority. A spokesman for the Brotherhood of Electrical Worker responded by saying, "If he does, we'll have his ass."
The Democrat governor in Connecticut demonized the power companies last year to take the heat off of government. Since then, the weasel has done nothing. One would think a good government would work with the private sector. One good thing that could happen is for government to provide incentives for gas stations to have "generators" so they can pump during a power outage - gee what a novel idea.

Another would be to think big and long term - run power lines underground.

The Democrats only have one solution to every problem. Blame others.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802646 Nov 12, 2012
Also, PDupont, the people in Massachusetts favored Romneycare by over 60%. It was just the opposite with Obamacare. Americans were against it by over 60%.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#802647 Nov 12, 2012
The moran just woke up.
RealDave wrote:
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If you are a racist,you most likely a Republican. Republicans welcome racists into their tent.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#802648 Nov 12, 2012
BlackMenRuleAll4Life wrote:
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yeah, I sure do, and its sad really. People should really learn about what the candidate stands for before they just vote for him based on his ethnicity. But hey, at least you can have your free birth control and Obama phones.


Another right whiner who doesn't know that the free phone program started under Reagan.

Wow, how uninformed are you?

There is no free birth control, it is included in the cost of your policy.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#802649 Nov 12, 2012
BlackMenRuleAll4Life wrote:
Obama can continue to implement his socialist policies now that he's re-elected. I wonder if his voter really know why they're voting for him. I hope they're not voting for him simply because he's black, that would be a terrible lapse of judgment. I've lived in Europe and I've seen what socialism looks like. I've experienced social medicine, and it's not good! Things won't be getting better anytime soon. SMH


Buying policies from private insurance companies to pay for healthcare from private providers is NOT socialized medicine.
Petraeus-Ryan 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#802650 Nov 12, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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If you are a racist,you most likely a Republican. Republicans welcome racists into their tent.
You're wrong. Jessie Jackson, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Sheila Jackson Lee, Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters and other racists like them would never be welcome in the Republican Party.
Logic

United States

#802651 Nov 12, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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When you can at least get the geographic differences right between bin-laden and saddam, let us know.
Till then--all ah see is blahblahblahblah.
WTH we doing arming Libya, just weeks before the terrorist attack?
Ask Israel today-they already had it figured out.
It was George Bush who did not care to know the difference between bin laden and sadam.

Bin laden pulled off 911 and Bush responds by attacking Iraq.

You really need to get your facts in order.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802652 Nov 12, 2012
American Lady wrote:
GOD: THE FINAL JUDGE
A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO OBAMA VICTORY
Exclusive: Joel Richardson notes
'There is a day of justice' for corrupt leaders
In light of President Obama’s re-election, it is essential to briefly detail some of the reasons why Christians should rise above the depression and hopelessness that has gripped so many American conservatives.
In the afterglow of Obama’s victory, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Ayatollah Khamenei, Vladimir Putin and Chris Matthews, as well as millions of pot-heads, sodomites, pro-aborts and all common moochers, are sharing a collective thrill. The American people by a clear majority have rejected fiscal responsibility, energy independence, national security, border security, traditional family values, and worst of all, standing with the most defenseless and innocent among us. Barack Obama’s re-election is a complete political, economic, moral, social and spiritual catastrophe.
But despite the very real implications of America’s downfall, Christians have far more substantial hope and reason to remain joyful.
“By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”[Hebrews 11:9-10]
For now, my country is governed by a man many of us feel is a truly unrighteous individual, a race-baiter, a divider, a liar, a destroyer. And while I would not suppose to truly know anyone’s heart, I do take great comfort in the fact that there is one who knows the hearts of all people and who has promised a day of justice for all of the earth. So while I will continue to stand and fight for this great nation, even believing that there is yet hope for repentance, revival and restoration, as I watch this beautiful country slip away and devolve into something almost unrecognizable, I take great comfort in knowing that a heavenly country lies ahead.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”[Romans 15:13]
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/a-christian-respon...
It's the bigger show I promised to sit back and watch too even before the election - while remaining the loyal opposition.

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