Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252016 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#802757 Nov 12, 2012
New strategy...alienate everyone!

New Meme: Screw the Rich — They’re Democrats!

Bill Kristol may have put a finger on a way to assuage Republican heartburn about raising taxes on the wealthy as part of a fiscal cliff-averting deal with President Obama. He asks, incredulously: Is the GOP really going to “fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile to Republican principles?”

Victor Davis Hanson seconds the motion:“Given that the wealthiest counties in the U.S. are mostly blue-voting elites who caricature Republicans for not voting for higher taxes, maybe Republicans should focus on ensuring no new taxes on the $80,000 to $250,000 upper-middle-class households and let the tax chips fall where they may on the mostly Obama households above that.”

But notice the moving goalposts. Kristol asserted that half of millionaires vote Democratic — a claim I doubt (for reasons outlined below), but which, on its face, isn’t completely insane. Hanson, however, parachutes into What Are You Smoking-stan with the idea that households making more than $250,000 are “mostly Obama households.” This is just not true. And it’s not even close.

Start with the Center for Responsive Politics’ revealing table on the top donors to President Obama and Mitt Romney. Individuals who donated to Obama were most often affiliated with the University of California, Microsoft Corp., Google Corp., the U.S. government, and Harvard University. Microsoft and Google undoubtedly boast their share of millionaires. But employees of universities and the federal government are far more likely to fall into Hanson’s $80,000-250,000 category.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s top donors hailed from — call the roll — Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase and Co., and Credit Suisse Group.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/new-me...

If “Go ahead and tax the rich — they’re Democrats!” eventually becomes the sweetener that the Republican establishment needs to sell a deal to itself and to the Tea Party, and thereby save the country from a needless economic crisis, I say run with it.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#802758 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
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Actually, we predicted correctly. The easily fooled were just duped...again.
Wait another two years. You'll see.
LMAO

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#802760 Nov 12, 2012
cont. "

On June 20, 2007 the group released FBI documents related to the “expeditious departure” of Saudi nationals, including members of the bin Laden family, from the United States following the 9/11 attacks. According to one of the documents, dated September 21, 2001, Osama bin Laden himself may have chartered one of the Saudi flights.[36]

Launched an investigation into any White House's involvement in "branding" of the University of Arizona memorial for the victims of the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, at which t-shirts bearing the slogan "Together We Thrive" were distributed. Judicial Watch demanded the university send them "any and all communications, contracts or correspondence between the University of Arizona and The White House concerning, regarding or relating to T-shirts bearing the logo 'Together We Thrive: Tucson & America,' distributed to attendees at the January 12, 2011, memorial service". The university replied that the White House had no involvement with the branding of the event, and that the slogan -- which Judicial Watch described as "an obvious play on a popular Obama presidential campaign theme" -- was devised by a university student.[37][38]

Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians

In 2010 Judicial Watch released their list of "Washington's ten Most Corrupt Politicians." [39] Appearing on the list are:[40]

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Rahm Emanuel, Former Obama White House Chief of Staff
Senator John Ensign (R-NV)
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.(D-IL)
President Barack Obama
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Funding

Between 1997 and 2002 Judicial Watch received $7,069,500 (unadjusted for inflation) in 19 grants from a handful of foundations. The bulk of this funding came from just three foundations – the Sarah Scaife Foundation, The Carthage Foundation, both managed by Richard Mellon Scaife, and the John M. Olin Foundation, Inc.,[41] which folded in 2005.[42] As of 2010, Scaife remains the group's main contributor
Petraeus-Ryan 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#802761 Nov 12, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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New? Last week's attacks?
The election is over.
A week after the attacks Obama was still blaming a Youtube movie
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802762 Nov 12, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Rasmussen: Obama Job Approval Highest Since July 2009
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...
Has Rasmussen issued an apology yet for being so biased towards one candidate and for being so wrong in their polling?
carol

Orlando, FL

#802763 Nov 12, 2012
For Obama, who won four more years in office in Tuesday's election, this is his moment to bring a "balanced approach" to healing the nation's fiscal problems.

In the Democrat's eyes, that means keeping lower tax rates for the poor and middle class while forcing the rich to pay more income taxes. The president has vowed to veto legislation that extends the tax cuts.

With voters giving Republicans another two years to rule the House, Speaker Boehner argues it would be a mistake for Obama to conclude that he has a mandate from voters to hike income taxes.

The problem is Congress and lawmakers have only about six weeks to avert the fiscal cliff by at least coming up with a short-term compromise and addressing more radical reform in the following months.

http://news.msn.com/politics/congress-created...

I say to Speaker Boehner, let them take us over the cliff - singlehandedly.

Only two more years until another election in Congress. No matter how bad it gets, give the Democrats and those who voted for them exactly what they want.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802764 Nov 12, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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A little test. Drive through any gang dominated neighborhood or illegal alien barrio and yell out "OBAMA" and see if they yell back "Romney",(if you don't get killed first). I doubt it. Check the names on our international enemies list and see who they endorsed. Is there any question who the chronically unemployed voted for? How about disaffected, overextended college students, who'd they vote for? What about strong-armed labor unions? I won't mention sexually deviant voters. Do you see a pattern here? Do you think these people endorse Obama because of his winning smile, or traditional American values? Is that why you voted for him?
This president oozes giveaways, spineless determination, and a pro-Muslim foreign policy. What's more troubling is half the voters in this country are willing to snuggle right in behind him, no matter what he does, as long as he keeps giving sh!t away.
What is the president giving away? What give away programs have started under this administration?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#802765 Nov 12, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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A little test. Drive through any gang dominated neighborhood or illegal alien barrio and yell out "OBAMA" and see if they yell back "Romney",(if you don't get killed first). I doubt it. Check the names on our international enemies list and see who they endorsed. Is there any question who the chronically unemployed voted for? How about disaffected, overextended college students, who'd they vote for? What about strong-armed labor unions? I won't mention sexually deviant voters. Do you see a pattern here? Do you think these people endorse Obama because of his winning smile, or traditional American values? Is that why you voted for him?
This president oozes giveaways, spineless determination, and a pro-Muslim foreign policy. What's more troubling is half the voters in this country are willing to snuggle right in behind him, no matter what he does, as long as he keeps giving sh!t away.
If only all of that BS could have swayed the election.

It seems there is a severe lack of right wing nutjobs in this country. Maybe they should import some from Germany.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#802766 Nov 12, 2012
Petraeus-Ryan 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>A week after the attacks Obama was still blaming a Youtube movie
So what did the CIA have to say about that?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#802767 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?
Provide a credible source for your scandalous comment. Dare you. Can't do it, can you? Just like Mitt couldn't provide a plan to back up his words.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#802768 Nov 12, 2012
Petraeus-Ryan 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>I remember Ted Kennedy. He's the the politician that killed a woman and then, with the help of the adoring press, covered it up and lied about it to protect his political aspirations and continued to get re-elected to office. That's exactly what Obama did after Benghazi fiasco. Obama obviously learned a lot from Ted Kennedy.
Kinda like a Mormon missionary in France, eh

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#802769 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, we predicted correctly. The easily fooled were just duped...again.
Wait another two years. You'll see.
How many "two more years" do you think you have left, carol? Think you'll make it long enough to find out Hillary's decision in 2016? Give us some more predictions please. Romney in a landslide? Bachmann with 400 electoral votes?
Seeker of truth

Fort Washington, MD

#802770 Nov 12, 2012
Obama1 wrote:
I know a few blacks that didn't vote for Obama and the reason why? He's not doing anything for this country... Then you have the blacks that voted for him. These are the ones that voted for him because he is black... Little do they know, that he can careless about them... The unemployment rate amongst minorities is the highest it's ever been.. There is no cure for ignorance...
Stop with the fault finding, whining, racism. Black people are 13% of the electorate which means that a whole lot of Latinos, women, Asians, young people and White college graduates that voted with him too. Did they vote for him because he was Black, or was it because the Republicans scare them.

America does want an older, all-white male party, especially the white racist tea party, to represent their interests.

Black people didn't vote for Obama because he was Black. They voted for him because Republicans have nothing to offer Blacks.
carol

Orlando, FL

#802771 Nov 12, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Has Rasmussen issued an apology yet for being so biased towards one candidate and for being so wrong in their polling?
Rasmussen said Obama's approval rating was at 50% right before the election.

It's because he took good pictures with Christie right after Hurricane Sandy and Soros paid a lot of people to get on the bus to vote for Obama.

Just speculating about the last part.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#802772 Nov 12, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat,” he said.“If that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House. New York and California are for the foreseeable future unalterably Democrat. If Texas turns bright blue, the Electoral College math is simple. We won’t be talking about Ohio, we won’t be talking about Florida or Virginia, because it won’t matter. If Texas is bright blue, you can’t get to two-seventy electoral votes. The Republican Party would cease to exist. We would become like the Whig Party. Our kids and grandkids would study how this used to be a national political party.‘They had Conventions, they nominated Presidential candidates. They don’t exist anymore.’”

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/11/19...
I would love this.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#802773 Nov 12, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The scandal involving former C.I.A. director David Petraeus took a startling twist today, as a leading right-wing conspiracy theorist claimed that Gen. Petraeus initiated his affair with author Paula Broadwell last year to avoid testifying about Benghazi this week.


“Petraeus is a master of strategy, capable of playing several chess moves ahead,” said Harland Dorrinson, who has a website.“Clearly, he knew it would be handy to be embroiled in an extra-marital affair if the situation in Benghazi someday went south and he was forced to testify about it.”


By destroying his career, reputation, and possibly his personal life, Mr. Dorrinson said,“General Petraeus achieved exactly what he set out to do: skip testifying about Benghazi. All I can say is, mission accomplished, General. Pretty smooth.”

Even though “the reason Petraeus started his affair is obvious to anyone with a brain in his head,” Mr. Dorrinson says, he does not expect the mainstream media to investigate his theory any time soon:“The only person I’ve been able to get interested in this is Karl Rove.”
I knew there was more to this story. Slimy military man. "Serving" our country, eh?

Thanks for clarifying, Lily.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#802774 Nov 12, 2012
Petraeus-Ryan 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>You've used your new term "sofa king stupid" in two posts in a row now. It's not only quite clever, but very original! Just more proof that you're an ignorant, uneducated dick.
Every time you think of little boys & look down, your dixie wrecked.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#802775 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
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The size of Massachusetts as well as the number of its citizens compared to the size of the U.S. and the number of the population in the entire nation...and insuring only 8% of the state of Massachusett compared to the number of the uninsured in the U.S. is proof enough you still don't get it.
So. Size doesn't matter. If the system works, it works.

The exchanges go state to state, each state has its own under the federal guidelines.

You can't be for Romneycare & against Obamacare without being a "severe hypocrite.

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#802776 Nov 12, 2012
BlackMenRuleAll4Life wrote:
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I don't blame you for you point of view, if you feel like I'm brainwashed, then more power to you. I used to be a liberal also, until I realized that people need to be accountable for themselves. It's not my responsibility to take care of someone who doesn't want to work. Does that make me a racist? I'm mostly black BTW. The funniest thing happened to me today. I was in a 7-11 getting a coffee, and a heavyset black woman goes up to the counter with her welfare card, she tried to use the card, and it was declined. She sits there for minutes arguing with Kumar or whatever his name was, saying that she has money on the card. For me, that was embarrassing, because this black woman was obviously an able bodied individual who could be working, but instead, shes living off of my and your (assuming you work)tax dollars. You obviously voted for Obama, and yes I'm proud to have a Black President, but I didn't vote for him, especially just because he's black. I work hard for everything I have. Why can't others work hard too.
Do you think it's acceptable for people to make excuses for their own well being? Voting for socialist policies is detrimental to us, you make think it helps to have the government on your side, but its actually working against those who should be trying to better themselves, instead they live off the government and that gives them zero incentive to improve their standard of life. Maybe you're the one who's brainwashed, you're doing exactly what the current government wants you to do, supporting socialism, and for what? Welfare? Free Birth Control and Free Cell phones? Come on bro, you know better than that!
The fat black woman you mentioned may have tried to use a welfare card, but how do you know she chose not to work? I have used welfare (food stamps) twice in my entire life. Both times were very brief. I got off as quickly as possible (a matter of a few months tops). I am not condemning anyone who is on welfare. If you have to use them then do so. I know plenty of people who, like me, got of welfare as quickly as possible. I also work hard for everything I have. It may not be much, but I work hard to get that.

Unless the definition of socialists has changed, socialism means state owned. With that in mind, if you are referring to Obamacare as a socialist program, there is nothing socialist about Obama’s healthcare reform. Both the state and federal government does not, and will not, own any of the insurance companies that are selling healthcare. Therefore, it is not socialism.
BlackMenRuleAll4Life wrote:
<quoted text>It's not my responsibility to take care of someone who doesn't want to work. Does that make me a racist?
It is no one's responsible to take care of someone who does not want to work. If they don't work they should not eat. That does not make you or me a racist. But if you want to work but are, for whatever reason, unable to, than that is another story all together.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#802777 Nov 12, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Has Rasmussen issued an apology yet for being so biased towards one candidate and for being so wrong in their polling?
Waiting for Gallup to apologize first, then see what polls show.

What a crock those two polls are.

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