Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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#803391 Nov 13, 2012
Petraeus-Ryan 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Now the electrical worker unions are blaming the tree trimmer unions. They're saying the power isn't on because the tree trimmers aren't getting the limbs and downed trees out of the way fast enough. The tree trimmer unions are blaming the road maintenance worker unions. They can't get to the trees because the road maintenance workers aren't clearing the roads fast enough. The road maintenance worker unions are blaming the heavy equipment mechanic unions. The heavy equipment mechanics aren't getting the flooded out heavy equipment back up and running fast enough. The heavy equipment mechanic unions are blaming the delivery driver unions. Delivery drivers aren't delivering the parts to fix the heavy equipment fast enough. The delivery driver unions are blaming that on the shortage of gas which they can't get because the power isn't on.
A fine example of a bunch of clucks whining at each other rather than working together. Let's learn from their mistakes, and do the opposite. The country will heal much faster that way.

Just a thought.

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#803393 Nov 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Geesh! YOU are the sister.
Or would you rather dress like lily and hit the Truck Stops?
Don't worry dearie, I wouldn't presume to displace you.

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#803395 Nov 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Adam & Steve is a new form of BC the Boy Messiah is hawking.
And it's 100% effective, too.

:)

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#803396 Nov 13, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
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You are a woman all you care about is tax payed contraceptives.
You do not care about your kids, parents or grandparents, all you care about is you and free contraceptives, that is what Obama said. You are a walking vagina.
Wahh.

Obama said no such thing, and neither did I.
That would be you, the stumbling penis.

Next.
Black Helicopters

United States

#803397 Nov 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News Sunday Guests Debunk Laura Ingraham's Whopper That Obama Refused To "Compromise On Pretty Much Any Issue"
http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/11/fox-...
You can see the FOX problem in going forward/backward.
No more 'guests'.
BIG FAT LIE!
Any Liberal can go on Fox anytime they want!

Your writing is atrocious!
Therealnews com

Islip, NY

#803399 Nov 13, 2012
The President’s Opening Bid on a Grand Bargain: Aim High
By Robert Reich / November 12, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/aevft55
I hope the President starts negotiations over a “grand bargain” for deficit reduction by aiming high. After all, he won the election. And if the past four years has proven anything it’s that the White House should not begin with a compromise.

Assuming the goal is $4 trillion of deficit reduction over the next decade (that’s the consensus of the Simpson-Bowles commission, the Congressional Budget Office, and most independent analysts), here’s what the President should propose:
First, raise taxes on the rich – and by more than the highest marginal rate under Bill Clinton or even a 30 percent (so-called Buffett Rule) minimum rate on millionaires. Remember: America’s top earners are now wealthier than they’ve ever been, and they’re taking home a larger share of total income and wealth than top earners have received in over 80 years.

Why not go back sixty years when Americans earning over $1 million in today’s dollars paid 55.2 percent of it in income taxes, after taking all deductions and credits? If they were taxed at that rate now, they’d pay at least $80 billion more annually — which would reduce the budget deficit by about $1 trillion over the next decade. That’s a quarter of the $4 trillion in deficit reduction right there.

A 2% surtax on the wealth of the richest one-half of 1 percent would bring in another $750 billion over the decade. A one-half of 1 percent tax on financial transactions would bring in an additional $250 billion.

Add this up and we get $2 trillion over ten years — half of the deficit-reduction goal.
Raise the capital gains rate to match the rate on ordinary income and cap the mortgage interest deduction at $12,000 a year, and that’s another $1 trillion over ten years. So now we’re up to $3 trillion in additional revenue.

Eliminate special tax preferences for oil and gas, price supports for big agriculture, tax breaks and research subsidies for Big Pharma, unnecessary weapons systems for military contractors, and indirect subsidies to the biggest banks on Wall Street, and we’re nearly there.

End the Bush tax cuts on incomes between $250,000 and $1 million, and — bingo — we made it:$4 trillion over 10 years.

And we haven’t had to raise taxes on America’s beleaguered middle class, cut Social Security or Medicare and Medicaid, reduce spending on education or infrastructure, or cut programs for the poor.
Mr. President, I’d recommend this as your opening bid. With enough luck and pluck, maybe even your closing bid. And if enough Americans are behind you, it could even be the final deal./ http://robertreich.org/post/35591032374

Sanders: Going Over 'Fiscal Cliff' Better than Bad Tax Deal
Senator says new Congress could recover 'in the first month or two'
November 12, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/a4vxhsj
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Monday that if the lame-duck Congress can't agree on a tax deal by the end of the year, briefly going over the "fiscal cliff" is preferable to accepting a bad deal.
“Is it better to deal with this issue in the next session rather than accept a bad agreement in this session?” Sanders said during a press conference at his Burlington office. "Yes, it is.”/ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/11/...

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#803401 Nov 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Lead is a very dense material, right, lily?
There is nothing more dense than a member of the Grumpy Old Prick party. Really great thinking to have all the Faux talking heads and even Rush suddenly decide that Obama's plan for immigration reform is better that "self deportation." Big problem with the reich-wing loonies is their belief that everyone is as brain dead and gullible as they...how much was it that Karl Rove took them for? LMAWLEAO

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#803403 Nov 13, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
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Online petition to force UPS to stop their charity money for Boy Scouts because they do not accept gays!
Sucks when people vote with their wallets, eh? Guess what - the Boy Scouts have been admitting gays for YEARS - but it wasn't mentioned in the handbook.
martinezjosei wrote:
So who is imposing what on who?
Apparently, you are imposing bigotry on your own paltry excuse for a brain.
martinezjosei wrote:
Conservatives were minding their minds
what minds?
martinezjosei wrote:
when out of the blue you are being forced to accept this or pay for that contraceptive, etc.
"Forced to accept?" If you don't want a gay marriage, or an abortion, don't have either one. Why is that such a difficult concept?
martinezjosei wrote:
In ten years what new thing will it be?
Hmm. Don't know. My crystal ball fell off the mantle and shattered last week.
martinezjosei wrote:
Pay for their partners condoms or else we will be labeled this or that?
Consider worrying less what other people think of you - you'll live longer.
martinezjosei wrote:
To accept men marrying little girls else we are this or that.
If you accept men marrying little girls, you are probably a 75 year old man, or a crack addict.
martinezjosei wrote:
To accept one men and four wives or else we are hateful?
Not if you're Mormon.
martinezjosei wrote:
To pay for sex change via taxes or else we are hateful and this and that?
More 'this' than 'that', I think - but again, worry less about what others think of you - it matters very little in the grand scheme of things.
martinezjosei wrote:
See?
Liberalism is a cancer that will never stop until it kills the host that feeds it, period.
Your brand of 'conservatism' will stop at nothing to retain the political power of Greedy Old Prevaricators, and leave the rest of us by the side of the road looking for the empty cans you toss out the windows of your Escalade.

I'm sure Jesus is real proud of 'ya!!
Nj raider 1u

United States

#803405 Nov 13, 2012
Sad but true, your a freaking idiot! Not to mention your while thought process is all wrong. White woman chase black men & that's a fact. I live in a diverse city in full of diff cultures & the makes from every other race hate blackmen because their women want us. I have a puerto rican gf & she said before me shes only date blackmen & she ain't the 1st one to tell me that. As far as education, I dropped out in 9th grade. Played the streets till I was 30yrs old. Went & took my GED& passed in 1 shot after not being in school for 17yrs. Trust me I'm sharp enough to hold a true intelligent conversation with anybody damn near in any topic so you ain't gon tel me about education because I didnt need someone to holds my hand & teach me. I learn, research, & read everything myself. Obviously you need more schooling for that b/s assumption/assertion or opinion in black men. I could go on, but I'd rather not hurt your racist feelings!
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803406 Nov 13, 2012
Billionaire John McAfee, inventor of the popular McAfee Anti-virus software, illicit "bath-salts" manufacturer, staunch Obama supporter and all-around really weird guy, is wanted by police in Belize for the cold-blooded murder of his neighbor, rumored to be sparked by an argument over a barking dog. These types of people are typical of Obama supporters.
Jean

Newburgh, NY

#803407 Nov 13, 2012
carol wrote:
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Nationwide, more than 47.1 million Americans are on food stamps. That includes 4.1 million in California and close to 4 million in Texas according to USDA.
There were 26.3 million Americans on food stamps in 2007 before the big recession started and 28.2 million in 2008 before Barack Obama started his first term.
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/morning_ca...
I was thinking 47 million, not 47%.
One in six Americans are now receiving government aid.
Close to 10 million receive unemployment insurance, nearly four times the number from 2007.
http://www.businessinsider.com/one-in-six-ame...
When does it end? Is this a new lifestyle?
Well it is just so good Christian of you Carol to be constantly fretting and actively working to PREVENT people from getting food , shelter and healthcare! Now where did anyone ever get that liberal papp idea tht suh things were important? Feed the rich! Praise be and hallelujah!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#803408 Nov 13, 2012
Black Helicopters wrote:
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BIG FAT LIE!
Any Liberal can go on Fox anytime they want!
Your writing is atrocious!
Atrocious? You'll love this.

Fundraisers featuring Fox News employees as of Nov. 1: 105

States in which Fox News employees campaigned for Republican candidates: 40

Fox News employees and contributors who have campaigned for Republicans: 32

Fox News employees featured in an event for Mitt Romney: 9

Fox News employees who advised Romney’s campaign: 5

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/01/repor...

Bring on the liberals!

atrocious.
carol

Orlando, FL

#803409 Nov 13, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
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You are a woman all you care about is tax payed contraceptives.
You do not care about your kids, parents or grandparents, all you care about is you and free contraceptives, that is what Obama said. You are a waking vagina.
Single liberal women have pretty much diminished themselves without any help from anyone.

They want to kill their unborn babies and get free birth control.

Two obscure conservatives go overboard in suggesting the life of the unborn should be preserved at all costs, and they label the entire party as supporters of rape.

The modern-day liberal woman has become the epitomy of hysteria with an unhealthy mentality of self-importance that trumps everyone and everything else.

Electing a president who put abortion and forcing taxpayers to pay for women's birth control at the top of the list is what we got.

We're now officially a nation condoning the killing of human life and demanding free conception.

It's gonna have to get really bad before it gets better.
Jean

Newburgh, NY

#803410 Nov 13, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Hi Carol, I am listening to O'Reilly as well. The guy real knows how to find the right words, doesn't he. I often think that is what liberals hate about him. He isn't over the top like Limbaugh or Hannity, he just has a very concise way of conveying conservative values. Like tonight, he said "abortions for mere convenience" were just wrong as a value for our society. Liberal policies have promoted out of wedlock births and statistics prove that out. Not a problem if those births were mainly to women that could provide the means for support, but that is not the case. Too many require entitlements to raise their illigitimate children.
You go! Make Bristol Palin pay back her GOVERNMENT subsidized healthcare!
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803411 Nov 13, 2012
Looks like Obama has thrown another honorable Army general under the bus. He just don't like them generals much does he?
carol

Orlando, FL

#803412 Nov 13, 2012
Jean wrote:
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Well it is just so good Christian of you Carol to be constantly fretting and actively working to PREVENT people from getting food , shelter and healthcare! Now where did anyone ever get that liberal papp idea tht suh things were important? Feed the rich! Praise be and hallelujah!
Welfare was designed to be a temporary help up and not a lifestyle.

Unless you can process that, you will never get it.
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803413 Nov 13, 2012
UPS, the shipping giant, is withdrawing financial support from the Boy Scouts of America due to their policy of not accepting homosexual NAMBLA members as scout leaders. Now we can watch UPS's profits tumble as much as Chic-Fil-A's profits skyrocketed. GO FEDEX!!! GO USPS!!!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#803414 Nov 13, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Your post is a lie.
As for slavery, it was a regional issue just like the vote on the civil rights act.
Today, the KKK is a right wing organization.
Yeah, and the Democrat jackass is really a zebra.
Your dismissive post proves how cavalier Democrats still are regarding blacks. You use them to work your politics like you once used them to work your fields.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#803415 Nov 13, 2012
Petraeus-Rubio 2016 wrote:
Looks like Obama has thrown another honorable Army general under the bus. He just don't like them generals much does he?
They draw too much attention away from him. I expect Obama will start wearing gaudy medals and bright sashes with ribbons and bows, pretty soon.
Petraeus-Rubio 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#803416 Nov 13, 2012
Breaking News: The storm ravaged northeast is being hit by yet another winter storm, third storm in two weeks. Fortunately the power is back on in a majority of homes...HA! HA! HA!...JUST KIDDING!...JUST KIDDING! The power still isn't on.

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