Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277121 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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“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#802906 Nov 12, 2012
flack wrote:
Here come the layoffs and reductions to part time employment as promised. You libtards have screwed the country. Even the top Obama supporters are laying off people due to Obamacare.
"

So we have at least 2 instances of juvenile business owners venting their rage at Obama's re-election by letting employees go--apparently without regard to the political leanings of those employees--most notably, asshole coal baron Bob Murray. We know of several other business owners who either threatened to do so prior to the election or who are threatening to do so now. Papa John's plans to cut hours as part of John Schnatter's post-election tantrum.

Right wing babies on blogs and Twitter are actually screaming for more revenge layoffs, though most of them appear to want these business owners to somehow single out democratic employees for punishment. My question is below the fold.

Will ANYONE not see this for what it is? It's obvious these people are trying to make a statement by unnecessarily hurting people who can do nothing about it. They will, of course, claim Obamacare forced their hands which is complete nonsense.

By all rights, this should backfire on the GOP. Obama is popular, the ACA is popular. The motives are in plain sight and most regular people absolutely cringe at the image of rich sociopaths taking out their anger on their employees.

However, it WON'T hurt the GOP if the media covers these actions in their usual "Fair and Balanced" way, giving GOP talking heads the chance to rail against the supposed destructive costs of Obamacare to "small businesses". We need to hold the media responsible for how they cover this. We need to hang this right wing sociopathy and revenge around the necks of republicans--making them explain why this is OK, why companies that are making huge profits are hurting their employees, and push them to denounce this practice. Make them denounce the teabaggers who are cheering the revenge layoffs. If they can't do it, they need to pay the price in public perception. This is so ugly and obvious it should be a slam dunk for democrats just like "47%" was."

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#802907 Nov 12, 2012
"Dear Red States:

We're ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we've
decided we're leaving.

We in New York intend to form our own country and we're taking the other
Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon,
Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of the
Northeast.

We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the
people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America (E.S.A).

To sum up briefly:

You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

We get Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren. You get Bobby Jindal and Todd Akin.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.

We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.

We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.

You get Alabama.

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay
their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian
Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single
moms.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80% of the
country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of
the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can serve
French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high
tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias
and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale,
Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans
and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100%
of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists,
virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University,
Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a
whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty
or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we "Blues".

And for those blues so inclined, we're taking the good weed too. You can have that crap they grow in Mexico."

Found online.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#802908 Nov 12, 2012
flack wrote:
Here come the layoffs and reductions to part time employment as promised. You libtards have screwed the country. Even the top Obama supporters are laying off people due to Obamacare.
Put down the bong Flack.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#802909 Nov 12, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Does the historical fact that the KKK was created, founded, supported and still maintained by Democrats matters?
Look it up, Poseur, they all became republicans after the Civil Rights Acts passed--maybe helped with the Kennedy assassination if you're into conspiracy theories.
carol

Orlando, FL

#802910 Nov 12, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>the election finally broke carol...she hasn't been the same since
Actually, my focus hasn't been more clear.

But I already knew I had to forgive those who trespass against me and was reminded of that again last Sunday, so I forgive you and other liberals for what you're about to do to my country.

Still, you are wrong regardless.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#802911 Nov 12, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Empty head, let me shine some light on your empty head!

Today 2012, you want millionaire to pay more to solve fiscal our problem, right?

If you get what you want will that solve the problem?

Until when? 2016? 2020? Eternity?

If every millionaire pays 100% of their money in taxes Liberals will STILL comeback in 2016 for more money after wasting all the money in free money to lazy welfare recipients and food stamps!

Several years from now you will be back claiming the rich most again pay their "fair" share again!

See?

Several years ago they asked for more money from the rich I got it!!!

Why they come back for more?

When will they stop?

Removing money from the private sector leaves less money for job growth investment.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#802912 Nov 12, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Does the historical fact that the KKK was created, founded, supported and still maintained by Democrats matters?
The KKK was founded by those from the Southern States.

I know how the right likes to blame Democrats for the Klan but it was a regional thing.

Today, the Klan is considered fart right, not left.

Wow, you people are uninformed.
Hans

New York, NY

#802913 Nov 12, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
meanwhile new yark ranks about 4th in per capita income...so why don't you live in texas?
oh yeah...the shitty jobs
I'm not surprised that you missed the whole point, or more likely chose to ignore it.

Deflect Democrat deflect.
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802914 Nov 12, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would prosperous capitalist conservative states have to pay federal money to liberal wasteful lazy people from OTHER states?
States with lowest per capita income:

Mississippi -#50
Idaho -#49
South Carolina -#48
West Virginia -%47
Utah -#46
Arkansas -#45
Kentucky -#44

Should I go on?

Her's a lil study guide for you:
http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/P...

Notice anything?

Jesus, do you tards own computers?
carol

Orlando, FL

#802915 Nov 12, 2012
I miss Romney and what could have been.

Marco Rubio will now have to become the nation's leader in 2016.

Thankfully, he isn't a successful and wealthy businessman or a Mormon.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#802916 Nov 12, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>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.
That will not be enough, they as always will come back for more and more and more until they tax the rich away from this country!

Do you know who makes over $250,000?

Small businesses. Surprise!!!!

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#802917 Nov 12, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>the election finally broke carol...she hasn't been the same since
True, but she was seriously bent before November 6...hanging with the tourettes-like machine-gun liars from the Greedy Obnoxious Perverts will do that after a while.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#802918 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
I encourage everyone to donate at least $10, the minimum donation, online to the Red Cross.

These people have each other to depend on and various charities, but the Red Cross needs as much help from donations as possible.


Let the "big" government take care of them!

That is what they voted for, bigger solve all problems government!

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#802919 Nov 12, 2012
flack wrote:
Here come the layoffs and reductions to part time employment as promised. You libtards have screwed the country. Even the top Obama supporters are laying off people due to Obamacare.
Here comes the rabid right making up sh*t again.

Don't you people ever learn?

Telling these lies cost you the last election. No one believes the crap that flows from the right.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#802920 Nov 12, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would prosperous capitalist conservative states have to pay federal money to liberal wasteful lazy people from OTHER states?
Stupidest post of the day, it would have been the stupidest post of the month if it weren't for carol's inane entries.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#802921 Nov 12, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
So much for voter suppression. So much for the enthusiasm gap. So much for the idea that smug, self-appointed arbiters of what is genuinely “American” were going to “take back” the country, as if it had somehow been stolen.

On Tuesday, millions of voters sent a resounding message to the take-it-back crowd: You won’t. You can’t. It’s our country, too.[...]

On Tuesday, the America of today asserted itself. Four years ago, the presidential election was about Barack Obama and history. This time, it was about us—who we are as a nation—and a multihued, multicultural future.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene...
Until you run out of money!

Conservatives know how to keep money and jobs growing, Democrats all they do is waste it in Solindra and constantly ask more and more from small business!
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802922 Nov 12, 2012
Hans wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not surprised that you missed the whole point, or more likely chose to ignore it.
Deflect Democrat deflect.
obviously you missed the post just before that one about texas and minimum wage jobs...

ignore reality tard, ignore reality

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#802923 Nov 12, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Wielding wedge issues

What the GOP once used to divide now unites Democrats.

Moderates are already arguing that the GOP should simply downplay social issues. "We have to get out of people's lives, get out of people's bedrooms … or else we're going to lose," Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R-Ohio) said on CNN last week, calling the "tea party's" proposed solutions "crap."

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentar...
What about having the Democrats getting out of our churches?

Hint: Obamacare.
carol

Orlando, FL

#802924 Nov 12, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would prosperous capitalist conservative states have to pay federal money to liberal wasteful lazy people from OTHER states?
Conservatives to liberals: "This is another fine mess you've gotten us into."
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802925 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
I miss Romney and what could have been.
Marco Rubio will now have to become the nation's leader in 2016.
Thankfully, he isn't a successful and wealthy businessman or a Mormon.
the GOP of 2014

"Same Old Shit But We Changed Our Minds About Hating Mexicans!!!!"

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