Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1547896 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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Since: Sep 10

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#805944 Nov 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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President Obama's first priority was meeting with union thugs...before meeting with CEOs in the private thank them for getting him elected again.
He loves his unions. Didn't he say something to the effect that he lives and breathes the SEIU in 2008?
The CEO's supported Romney.

Why would Obama want to meet with them first?? They're uselessless.

Obama met with the job creators. The folks who work and buy stuff, like cars, cellphones, clothing, food, creating jobs for others.

Not the ones who make scads of money and put it in offshore accounts, y'know, like the Twit.

Of course, you get your talking points from O'Reilly, th emost popular FAUXite, who was dead wrong about the election and most everything else.

But Carol loves to cling to her ignorance and religion, including belief in a make believe War on Christmas!!

Even now, still supporting Rmoney, as Christie, Jindal, and most Republiclowns are walking away from him, in a big hurry, so as not to be tainted by this historic loser.

332-206. THat's an ass whuppin if ever there was one!!

Yet Carol hasn't been given her orders to abandon Twit - wait, she will turn on him like a rabid dog as soon as O'Reilly tells her to.

Lansing, MI

#805945 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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It's fun grabbing them by their misshapen heads, those huge ears from fetal alcohol syndrome come in handy too
Another bloodthirsty coward chimes in...

C'mon go ahead, your "fearless leader" has an enemies list.

Who's on YOURS?

You want to hit them with the hammer, or work the ovens?

You shmucks give me the pip.

New York, NY

#805947 Nov 16, 2012
High Ho, High Ho, it's off the cliff we go.

The Obama tax increases on the super-rich won’t solve our deficit problems. In fact, they won’t come anywhere close. The most generous estimates are that they will raise an additional $60 billion to $80 billion a year in revenue.

But the deficit has topped $1 trillion a year for every year that Obama has been in office. Washington will need to raise 15 to 20 times that much revenue if our leaders are serious about balancing the budget.

Here’s another example that should help bring some perspective to this discussion. It’s been estimated that repairing all the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy will come to something like $50 billion. That’s a staggering amount of money, isn’t it? The devastation we’ve seen on our TV screens (and many people have witnessed in person) has been incredible.

But consider this: Obama’s deficits have amounted to 20 such hurricanes every year for the past four years.

That brings me to the second fact that the politicos in Washington — on both sides of the aisle — will have to face. This country doesn’t have a revenue problem; it has a spending problem. When you add together taxes collected by all levels of government, the combined bite from Federal, State and local taxes comes to more than half of the money the more successful people among us earn. What sort of incentives will successful people have to try even harder and do even better if the government grab goes even higher?

The answer can be found somewhere between “very little” and “none.”

But there’s even more bad news waiting for us around the corner. What happens when the badly misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, becomes fully operational over the next two years?

Well, for one, an awful lot of us will be paying more in taxes, thanks to various fees and add-ons the bill includes. That’s bad enough. But even worse, a lot of full-time jobs in this country will vanish, as more and more companies replace them with part-time workers. Employers will not be required to provide health insurance for anyone working 30 hours a week or less. A lot of companies will prefer to hire four part-time workers to three full-time ones. Can you blame them?

A lot of these problems could be solved by a vibrant, growing economy that saw millions of new jobs being created — which also would mean billions more tax dollars being collected. It’s happened several times in the past, under both Republicans (see Ronald Reagan) and Democrats (see Bill Clinton’s second term).

What are the chances that an even more liberal Senate and a President who no longer has to worry about being re-elected will do the things necessary to get the economy growing again? I fear they are very, very small.

If I were a conservative legislator in Washington today, what would I do? I’d stick to the promises I made that got me there. I’d insist that our government needs to spend less and tax less, and I’d vote only for legislation that helps move the country in that direction.

More freedom, not more government, will produce the prosperity we once enjoyed — and can enjoy again. But that’s not what we’re going to get from Washington anytime soon.

No one wanted Conservative solutions.

Better batten down the hatches, folks. I’m afraid we’re in for a very rough ride.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#805950 Nov 16, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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Funny? Are you one of the 158,000,000 Americans who will see a $3,500 tax increase? Four years, 5 trillion dollar deficit, is that funny? You really are up Obama's a**, aren't you.
Funny, but if that happened, then Republicans were share the blame.

The funny part about that 5 trillion is that it was brought about by the Bush recession.

Image where we would be if we could skip the Bush years.

lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#805953 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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He's different than most right wingers caught in a sex scandal.
He chose a woman.
Petraous looks like the most unlikely guy to be in a sex scandal!
Look at him!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#805954 Nov 16, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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It's also an investment when you put money into education resulting in a more educated populace better able to compete with other countries in the world market.
Another myth of the left. Only a tiny percentage of current college students are pursuing programs that are useful in the world market. Subsidizing degrees in ethnic studies and the like is a waste of time and money. On the other hand, many highly educated people are unemployed or underemployed.

Lansing, MI

#805956 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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Here's another stupid tea bag azzhole.
Against welfare unless its going to the Jews in Israel.
Reach back with both hands and grab a clue in each fist, now spread em, your daily dose of liberal propaganda is on the way.

BTW, you know nothing, I love my welfare.

You hate the jews so much, STFU and go over there and "git some"!

Ya lil beeyoch.

Bethlehem, PA

#805958 Nov 16, 2012
Good morning jackwagons, ignorant rightwingers, normal people, and conspiracy theorists*.

Hey 1910! The year when Peppy's great great uncle Nigel sold all his oil rights in Saudi Arabia over to Achmed Faisel stating "This stuff will never amount to anything! "Look, I can't even wash it off my hands!"

*New addition, just trying it out
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#805961 Nov 16, 2012
Donald Trump to buy Ritz-Carlton in Jupiter, FL

Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#805963 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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More stupidity from a tea bag stooge.
Postal service is becoming extinct because most people use email to communicate.
Much like how the telegraph was passed up by technology.
E-Mail?!?! That's the best excuse you could come up with? Why don't you blame their failure on the telephone too? The Postal Service is failing because they're just another bloated government bureaucracy run by unions. That's what our health care system will be like in a few years.

Greensboro, NC

#805964 Nov 16, 2012
Obama achieves his goal of taking out the evil twinkie, claims devil dogs are next on the list.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#805965 Nov 16, 2012
'K, I really gotta go. Hold it down dem. Where's my Debil?
I think newyawk got him banned

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#805967 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
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It's making them more crazy that the black guy beat their ass not once but twice.
How true!!

Nothing their weird propaganda and lies could do.

Death panels, muslim, commie, Kenyan, nothing worked.

America saw through the hatred and racism, and re-elected President Obama.

And these nitwits are still off the rails!!

I think it's wonderful!!

Most of the wingnuts ran off after Rmoney's historic defeat.

Not Carol. She has no self respect, so stayed here, still spinning her pre-election bullshit.

And still getting laughed at.

whatever happened to Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin??

They reacked their expiration date and left the scene.

If only Carol were so bright to take the hint.

You're a loser, Carol.

An especially sad sore loser.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#805968 Nov 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The real shocker is how much the head of the NRA makes. Wayne La Pierre, the CEO gets over $900k.
Lots more than the highest paid union head.
The difference is that all NRA dues are paid voluntarily instead of by extortion, and are much lower than union dues.

Besides, who believes the published salaries of union leaders?

sage won

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#805971 Nov 16, 2012
Liberalism at it's finest, forcing behavior on the others:

(CNN)– The goal of new USDA rules on school lunches is to make students healthy, but for many, the rules are also making them hungry.

Students have been complaining about the new rules for school lunches all over social media.

In the video above from KXJB, three athletes at Milnor School in North Dakota — Wyatt Mund, Andrew Martinson, and Colin Yagow — take their complaint all the way to first lady Michelle Obama, who championed the new school lunch guidelines. Their music video is titled “First Lady that I Used to Know,” a parody of the Gotye hit song.

Principal Ned Clooten appreciates the intent of the new lunch rules and says that there are a lot of changes that are very good in the school lunch program.

“But the number of calories that we’re providing some high school students just isn’t enough,” says Clooten. He supports the students who made the video.

The athletes hope their voices will be heard and bring about change in their school cafeteria.

Forced behavior wrought by Mrs. Big Butt.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#805972 Nov 16, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
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Most states have a five year time limit, some have no time limit, but regardless, if "Mammy" has another baby it starts over. That's why welfare queens "likes to haves so many babies". It's the ghetto-rat lifestyle.

5 year lifetime benefit.

Work programs mandatory.

See, you can learn new stuff.

sage won

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#805973 Nov 16, 2012
Like my new avatar? It's the only one the Topix liberals would OK.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#805975 Nov 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
If you’re out of practice at applying your ideas to real life, you’re message will hold little weight in the eyes of others. This is something for the GOP to remember if they aim to repair the divorce they’ve had with the working class. As reflected by last week’s exit polls, it’s going to require more than empathy, theory, or dressing up the party line, much to the talking heads’ dismay.
Hostess Brands, the bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, said it has sought court permission to go out of business after failing to get wage and benefit cuts from thousands of its striking bakery workers.

Hostess said a national strike by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that began last week had crippled its ability to produce and deliver products at several facilities.

The liquidation of the company will mean that most of its 18,500 employees will lose their jobs, Hostess said on Friday.

The 82-year-old company said it took the decision to shut down after determining that not enough employees had returned to work by a deadline on Thursday.......

You know how Ford got through w/out bailouts for FAILouts?

They sucked it up, capped, curbed and budgeted even more, to the point of near starvation (theoretically speaking) and TOUGHED it out.
They did NOT continue on any irresponsible, reckless, unaccountable "spend spend spend what was NOT there" sprees.

REALITY....there's no such thing as NOT having to pay the piper, for that which has been drained.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#805976 Nov 16, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Petraous looks like the most unlikely guy to be in a sex scandal!
Look at him!!
Women like those involved are prostitutes attracted to power and money.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#805977 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The difference is that all NRA dues are paid voluntarily instead of by extortion, and are much lower than union dues.
Besides, who believes the published salaries of union leaders?
Who believes what the NRA does? You idiots think they are about guns.

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