Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1548566 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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Tappahannock, VA

#805065 Nov 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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You do realize that if you Red State morons left that there would be a lot fewer "moochers" for the Blue States to take care of.
The Red State Moochers would not be allowed to cross the border into our new country. If they did, they would be illegals.
That's the problem with Flacktards, they really don't think at all.
Oh I get it , you guys will enforce border laws against americans but not mexicans .

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#805066 Nov 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Obama wants to end the Bush Tax cuts to the Wealthy.
This would send the top rate from 35 to 39 1/2%.
The Republicans want no elimination of the tax cut - I.e. 0% increase.
Now, what would be a compromise?
a) a 2 1/4% increase
b) a phase in of a percent a year
c) No increase.
The Republicans say c.
I have news, that isn't a compromise.
Obama said that complete return to pre Bush rates is not a red line on the sand.
So who will compromise?
This standoff on the fiscal cliff is hurting our country & our economy.
The Republicans learned nothing from their recent asskicking. They think obstruction & allowing this country to suffer makes them look good.
I have news, it makes them lose elections.
Right, the government that raises taxes, thrives. What'll be your next step when all this "fairness" doesn't do squat for the economy? Will you reason, "Obviously, we didn't raise taxes enough, people still have savings accounts." Obama's already saying the $250k threshold won't work - kinda like his constituents, huh.

Lillington, NC

#805067 Nov 15, 2012
Hans wrote:
<quoted text>LOL!
THAT is a knee-slapper.
Were all the solutions put on hold for the second term?
Hi idiot!

Remember we had 8 million jobs lost and GDP down hard and housing down the hardest ever. Your guys were in charge of that. Bush/Cheney. Borrowed $5 Trillion and doubled the debt. Ruined the place.


This thing is primed for full throttle. Low interest rates. What's missing? Confidence. Right whiners throw water on the fire of recovery. Made a deal to not help the president fix things in term one! A deal against the people! And still things are UP! Imagine if your blow hards would have played ball instead of crying and whining like the little beotches they are!

Term two will they still block and whine?

Oviedo, FL

#805068 Nov 15, 2012
Hans wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think he'll actually start to have press conferences where real questions will be asked?
Maybe - if we start having real journalists.
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#805069 Nov 15, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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You forgot to mention that ongoing mess he caused formulating Hurricane Sandy right before the election. WTF was Obama thinking? A natural disaster?
Hurricane Sandy was created by The Weather Channel (which is owned by Bain Capital) to disenfranchise black voters along the east coast. I though everybody was aware of that.

United States

#805070 Nov 15, 2012
Obama legacy will be the Poverty President, Latino Poverty Rate Climbs to 28%...Food Stamp Usage Surged To Another All Time High, U.S. Jobless Claims Soar, I’m waiting for the President to blame this on his Predecessor…Oops can’t do that It must be Bush’s Ghost hanging around, yeah that’s it…Bush’s Fault!!

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#805071 Nov 15, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you believe all jobs should be supplied by the Government.
Your guesser is broken. I earned my job, being really good at it, and having been chosen from a pool of several candidates. I'm also the owner/operator of my own home-based business. The government had nada to do with either.

Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#805072 Nov 15, 2012
carol wrote:
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Never listen to Rush. Don't particularly like his style. Never have.
But why is that liberals think no one can see and hear with their own eyes and their own ears what is plainly easy to see and hear? From the source itself, I mean?
I stopped listening to Rush during his "Newt Gingrich for President" phase. Doesn't matter to me whether they're Republican or Democrat, a slimeball is still a slimeball.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#805073 Nov 15, 2012
Jason Demille wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure your a hoarder living in a vermin infested house .With clear pathways from your bed to the kitchen. You've got to clean those sheets or your going to fuse to them.I'ts time for an intervention.
Nailed it, eh?

United States

#805074 Nov 15, 2012
dim wrote:
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Why not? You have nothing better to do with your sorry ars.
I'm not really qualified. So....

Dear Angry White Conservatives Who Are Mourning Mitt Romney’s Loss,

If Fox News is any indication, many of you are dismayed, upset, and befuddled by Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama. Some of these feelings are normal. Politics is tribal. When your team loses, a bit of sadness is expected.

However, some white folks are acting out in some very unhealthy ways. Young white conservatives participated in a near riot at the University of Mississippi where they hurled rocks at bystanders, used racial slurs, and burned Obama and Biden campaign signs. Other angry white folks used the Internet to send out racist messages and pictures on Twitter as an act of protest and anger at the country’s re-election of its first black president. I believe that these events are malicious outliers.

Many white people who voted for Mitt Romney are simply scared and angry that a “black socialist Muslim atheist Communist usurper” was reelected President of the United States.

89 percent of Mitt Romney’s voters were white. 59 percent of the white vote went to Mitt Romney. He also won the majority of white voters in every age and gender group. We live in a country that is racially segregated. The United States is also very polarized politically. At present, Americans are not talking to each other across the dividing lines of race, class, and ideology.

Because many white conservatives only interact with like-minded people who come from the same racial background, it seemed obvious to them that Obama was going to lose on election night. With the defeat of Mitt Romney, they are experiencing the universal hurt that comes when reality interjects itself into a dream world and fantasy.

Many white people are feeling imperiled because President Obama’s win is being framed by the news media as a sign that people of color are gaining political power in the United States. The pundits keep talking about “the browning of America” and how the Republican Party will continue to lose elections if it just relies on white voters to win. I imagine that many white people, especially conservatives and older voters, may be feeling a bit obsolete as the country changes around them.

I am white people’s best friend. As such, I will tell you things that other people will not; I will tell you the truth even when it makes you upset at me.

The media wants to scare you with all sorts of talk about how, in a few decades, America will be a “majority minority” country. You “want your country back” and people mock you for these sentiments. I am a good listener. Other people find joy in your tears and from the sad images of Mitt Romney’s headquarters, Republican rallies, and voters on election night. I feel your pain. I am your friend.

Guess what? Things are going to be okay.


Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#805075 Nov 15, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Oh I get it , you guys will enforce border laws against americans but not mexicans .
It is to laugh!!! Friggin' libtards are SO stupid!!!

Oviedo, FL

#805076 Nov 15, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text> They're blowing the sh't out of each other as we...uhhh...type. Vegas odds are at 80/20 in favor of Israel.
I read about the exchange of rocket fire between Israel and Hamas this morning in the headlines too.

This could be the rumbling volcano we've been anticipating that's about to erupt.

Wonder whose side Obama will be on?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#805077 Nov 15, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Oh I get it , you guys will enforce border laws against americans but not mexicans .
Mexicans aren't whiners - they come here to work, and then they ACTUALLY WORK. Plus, most of them live within their means, even if it means eating beans and tortillas 6 days a week for months, pooling the money from 12 incomes to purchase a house 6 families will live in, and paying cash for a truck they all take turns driving. When was the last time you were willing to strive like this?

And 'Americans' is capitalized.

United States

#805078 Nov 15, 2012
Hans wrote:
<quoted text>Where is the list of Obama's out and out lies? You can start with his autobiographies. Or even just the lies by omission.
Like the lie omitted about the taxes the rich are not paying is infinitesimal compared to the taxes that will now fall on the middle class, courtesy of Obamacare.
Omitted is the fact that Obamacare represents the single largest tax hike in America’s history.
Obama has blamed George Bush, the Congress, and now the rich for destroying the economy and jobs; but he has carefully omitted the fact that the huge bloc of voters between the ages of 18 to 29 has had a 12.8% unemployment rate since he took office, and there is no relief in sight. This is the largest group of supporters he had in 2008. Not mentioning this fact worked toward his re-election.
If Obama outright lies and/or lies by omission but the media doesn't report it, is it still a lie?
The autobiography that has the foreword that explains the artistic license?

Largest tax hike?

How can you carefully omit that which even you seem to know about?

If Romney outright lies and/or lies by omission but FOX doesn't report it, is it still a lie?

Oviedo, FL

#805080 Nov 15, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>You blather on here about the President's 'gifts' to the poor, minorities, youth, and women - and COMPLETELY disregard the fact that Romney was attempting to 'gift' the uber-wealthy with yet another tax cut, and fewer regulations on their money-shuffling activities.
You're a sad, obsessive, little fraud, carol, and your jabs at the President are couched in your own failure to recognize both sides of this coin.
Didn't anyone ever tell you before that raising taxes in a recession is the worst thing you can do?

How old are you anyway? You obviously haven't been around that long, politically speaking, I mean.

If you keep taxing those who are the job makers, you're going to have more takers than makers.

Surely, you can grasp that.

United States

#805081 Nov 15, 2012
Since the Supreme Court decision, Republicans have been calling the Affordable Care Act “the largest tax increase in the history of the world.” Politifact rates this false. Kevin Drum’s got a table of the 15 significant tax increases since 1950, and the Affordable Care Act, which amounts to a tax increase of 0.49 percent of GDP, comes in 10th.

Sorry FOXbots. Again.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#805082 Nov 15, 2012
carol wrote:
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Maybe - if we start having real journalists.
Just couldn't bear to stay away, could you?

'Later' is now I guess...hope everything came out alright...


Oviedo, FL

#805084 Nov 15, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>I stopped listening to Rush during his "Newt Gingrich for President" phase. Doesn't matter to me whether they're Republican or Democrat, a slimeball is still a slimeball.
He's just much too brash for my taste. Not saying I don't necessarily disagree with what he says. Just not my cup of tea.

Lockport, IL

#805085 Nov 15, 2012
Republicans killed their own party by forgetting sound economics and listening to the crazy Christians. I love those southern Christians that back Israel to the hilt but wouldn't let one Jew near their private clubs. Obama is in power because of the crazy Christian Neocons. Thank Karl Rove.

United States

#805087 Nov 15, 2012
Charles Krauthammer claims “the sword was lowered” on Gen. David Petraeus “on Election Day”: The Obama White House knew of the CIA director’s affair, and they’re using it to punish him for contradicting the administration line on Benghazi during testimony Sept. 14 before the House Intelligence Committee.

At Reason magazine, Judge Andrew Napolitano charges that the administration must have known about Petraeus’s 2010 affair when it offered him the CIA post, and implies that a conspiracy is ongoing:

In the modern era, office-holders with forgiving spouses simply do not resign from powerful jobs because of a temporary, non-criminal, consensual adult sexual liaison, as the history of the FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, and Clinton presidencies attest. So, why is Petraeus different? Someone wants to silence him.

This will very likely turn out to be the “all wet” reaction to the Petraeus saga.

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