Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

dell

Montréal, Canada

#805737 Nov 15, 2012
I voted for palin

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#805738 Nov 15, 2012
Pres George Washington wrote:
<quoted text>market
a marlet is a market? are you Bulgarian?

Since: Aug 09

New York

#805741 Nov 15, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You can give it a rest now. The Obama smear campaign worked.
Sore loser! Can't handle the truth can you?

“Let's X Change!!”

Since: Feb 09

B4 HOPE Is Gone...

#805742 Nov 15, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
People like lily have zero appreciation of the value of hard work and self-reliance.
the cretinism of america...a cancerous liberal mole.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#805743 Nov 15, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
In a speech to the victims in storm ravaged Staten Island, President Obama said today, "The spirit and sense of togetherness and looking out for one another is what is going to carry you through this tragedy, but it's not going to be easy, it will take some time."
Translation: Sucks being you.
FEMA is AWOL on the East Coast. Did anyone watch PBS News tonight?

But, of course, the Boy Messiah shows up for the photo ops. He hugs, consoles and looks concerned. His golf clubs are packed in the helicopter.
Zew

Johannesburg, South Africa

#805744 Nov 15, 2012
oBUM bought votes. How cheap.

How low must you stoop to BUY votes. I prefer rigging to buying.

oBUM showered cheap Democrats with expensive gifts to buy support from constituencies.

oBUM is about oBUM.

oBUM used abortion and free contraceptives to buy votes from broke, promiscuous braindead horny women who make no contribution to the economy.

OoBUM doesnt give a shit about Americans.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#805745 Nov 16, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
It passed in the House. It was the Democrat majority Senate who voted it down. Even Harry Reid.
It was a government spending tax hike and a ruse that government can actually create jobs. Costing taxpayers almost 500 million.
It was just another "spend" bill.
As Winston Churchill said "You can’t tax your way out of an economic downturn any more than you can pick up a bucket if you’re standing in it.”
Obama keeps thinking he can pick up the bucket.
But keep blaming Republicans if it makes you feel happier in your bubble of denial.
Wrong again Carol, the vote in the Senate to pass the American Jobs act was 50 to 49 with no Republicans voting for it. The Democrats who voted against it were the usual Blue Dogs like Ben Nelson, John Tester. Harry Reid also voted against it but did so in a parliamentary procedure that could force a revote in the future.
The House only passed a minor element of the act not even taking up most of it for a vote.
By the way nitwit, the bill also contained tax credits for working Americans and employers. It also contained provisions to shore up local and state budgets to prevent further layoffs of police, firefighters and teachers.
You right wing morons have a real problem distinguishing spending from investment. You have no problem with wasting a trillion dollars on Iraq which is money we'll never get back and in fact will keep costing money to care for the tens of thousands of servicemen who came back maimed both physically and mentally. That's spending.
Repairing our crumbling infrastructure is an investment that keeps commerce flowing over our roads and bridges. 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.
carol

Orlando, FL

#805746 Nov 16, 2012
A Florida restaurateur who operates roughly 40 Denny’s locations and five Hurricane Grill & Wings franchises in Florida, Virginia and Georgia intends to add a 5 percent surcharge to customers’ bills to offset costs from ObamaCare beginning in January 2014 when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.

Here we go...customers will end up paying for this government intrusion in business.

Same thing's going to happen when their taxes go up in January.
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#805747 Nov 16, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text> Most pumpernickel bread is nothing more than white bread that's been dyed brown with caramel or molasses (aka sugar)or high fructose corn syrup. And you think white bread and Twinkies are bad for you?
She meant you can "punpherforanickel".
carol

Orlando, FL

#805748 Nov 16, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong again Carol, the vote in the Senate to pass the American Jobs act was 50 to 49 with no Republicans voting for it. The Democrats who voted against it were the usual Blue Dogs like Ben Nelson, John Tester. Harry Reid also voted against it but did so in a parliamentary procedure that could force a revote in the future.
The House only passed a minor element of the act not even taking up most of it for a vote.
By the way nitwit, the bill also contained tax credits for working Americans and employers. It also contained provisions to shore up local and state budgets to prevent further layoffs of police, firefighters and teachers.
You right wing morons have a real problem distinguishing spending from investment. You have no problem with wasting a trillion dollars on Iraq which is money we'll never get back and in fact will keep costing money to care for the tens of thousands of servicemen who came back maimed both physically and mentally. That's spending.
Repairing our crumbling infrastructure is an investment that keeps commerce flowing over our roads and bridges. 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.
The Obama campaign sent out an email today asking supporters to urge Congress to at least vote on the president’s jobs bill almost immediately after Democratic majority leader Harry Reid blocked a vote on the bill in the Senate.

The President's $447 billion proposal was blocked in the Senate by his fellow Democrats.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stepped up to stop a vote in the Senate knowing he did not have enough votes within his own party to pass the bill.

It highlighted the gulf between Obama and Congressional Democrats who now operate almost entirely apart from the White House...and have decided that supporting their unpopular president today is not worth losing their own jobs next November.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-cam...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10...

But Obama still kept blaming Republicans. As usual, you fell for it.
carol

Orlando, FL

#805749 Nov 16, 2012
March 2012 - The House overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday designed to make it easier for growing companies to attract investors and comply with securities laws. The bipartisan measure, strongly backed by both parties and the White House, passed 380 to 41.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers...

The reason this Jobs Act passed overwhelmingly in both the House and the Senate is because it didn't have an almost $500 million price tag - like Obama's did - which even Democrats opposed.
carol

Orlando, FL

#805750 Nov 16, 2012
Both moderate and progressive Democrats have expressed concerns about the American Jobs Act. Democrat Joe Manchin argued against the inclusion of too much spending. "The ugly part of that act is $450 billion of spending, after we've spent, spent, spent."

The same reason Repubicans were against it too.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#805751 Nov 16, 2012
Mary NY wrote:
<quoted text>
Sore loser! Can't handle the truth can you?
She simply pointed out the truth. Are you saying the Democrats & Obama did not run a smear campaign?

You guys couldn't have gotten any lower! The lies were abundant from your side, Harry Reid included.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805752 Nov 16, 2012
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.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/tough-...
carol

Orlando, FL

#805753 Nov 16, 2012
New taxes under Obamacare:

A 3.8% surtax on dividends. Taxes on dividends will rise from 15% to 43.8%.

A 0.9% surtax on Medicare taxes - 1.45% to 2.35%.

Flexible Spending Account contributions will be capped at $2,500. If you have been socking away $10,000 in your FSA to pay medical bills, you'll have to cut that to $2,500.

The itemized-deduction for medical expenses is going up to 10% of adjusted gross income.

The penalty on non-medical withdrawals from Healthcare Savings Accounts is now 20% instead of 10%.

A tax of 10% on indoor tanning services. This has been in place for two years.

A 40% tax on "Cadillac Health Care Plans" starting in 2018. If your employer pays for all or most of your healthcare plan, you will have to pay a 40% tax on the amount your employer pays.

(The 2018 start date is said to have been a gift to unions which often have comprehensive plans.)

A "Medicine Cabinet Tax" eliminates the ability to pay for over-the-counter medicines from a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account started in January 2011.

A "penalty" tax for those who don't buy health insurance. This will phase in from 2014-2016. It will range from $695 per person to about $4,700 per person depending on your income.

A tax on medical devices costing more than $100. Starting in 2013, medical device manufacturers will have to pay a 2.3% excise tax on medical equipment. This is expected to raise the cost of medical procedures.

The big ones--the 3.8% investment income hike and the Medicare tax increase--only hit you if you're making more than $200,000 a year. The rest hit you no matter how much you're making.

http://www.businessinsider.com/here-are-the-n...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#805754 Nov 16, 2012
You are a proven BSer, so please keep you posts short. When you write books like this, nobody will read them, because we know it's garbage. You are a liar and an idiot.
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong again Carol, the vote in the Senate to pass the American Jobs act was 50 to 49 with no Republicans voting for it. The Democrats who voted against it were the usual Blue Dogs like Ben Nelson, John Tester. Harry Reid also voted against it but did so in a parliamentary procedure that could force a revote in the future.
The House only passed a minor element of the act not even taking up most of it for a vote.
By the way nitwit, the bill also contained tax credits for working Americans and employers. It also contained provisions to shore up local and state budgets to prevent further layoffs of police, firefighters and teachers.
You right wing morons have a real problem distinguishing spending from investment. You have no problem with wasting a trillion dollars on Iraq which is money we'll never get back and in fact will keep costing money to care for the tens of thousands of servicemen who came back maimed both physically and mentally. That's spending.
Repairing our crumbling infrastructure is an investment that keeps commerce flowing over our roads and bridges. 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.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805755 Nov 16, 2012
The Party’s Problem

The perception that the Republican party serves the interests only of the rich underlies all the demographic weaknesses that get discussed in narrower terms. Hispanics do not vote for the Democrats solely because of immigration. Many of them are poor and lack health insurance, and they hear nothing from the Republicans but a lot from the Democrats about bettering their situation. Young people, too, are economically insecure, especially these days. If Republicans found a way to apply conservative principles in ways that offered tangible benefits to most voters and then talked about this agenda in those terms, they would improve their standing among all of these groups while also increasing their appeal to white working-class voters. For that matter, higher-income voters would prefer candidates who seem practical and solution-oriented. Better “communications skills,” that perennial item on the wish list of losing parties, will achieve little if the party does not have an appealing agenda to communicate.

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/333...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805756 Nov 16, 2012
Rich Idiots and the Republican Gigolos

Here’s the simple fact — pretty much every major consultant in the GOP got into technology and the web, learned the buzz words, and went off to the rich idiots for funding. The outside 501(c)(4) groups didn’t want to end up out of money, so they redoubled their efforts and did the same. The donors shelled out. They had no understanding of what they were doing, had no capacity for the metrics to judge success, and would up spending much with nothing to show for it.

There is a better way. The rich idiots do not have to be idiots. They do not have to be played for sugar daddies by Republican consultants turned gigolos. The problem is, much of the current consulting class that has turned to tech is a problem. And many of the people out there right now most vocal about how to “fix” things are as much a part of the problem as the other guys.

If the wise men who made lots of money by being very smart in business keep going the way they are going, they’ll continue being the rich idiots of the Republican Party who continue to get played by the same guys who talk the talk they are comfortable with, walk the walk they are comfortable with, but actually do not understand and cannot really implement technology as a means to a ground game end.

That’s just the truth and yeah, it probably hurts today.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/13/rich-idiot...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805757 Nov 16, 2012
As has been addressed in detail by many of the editors here at RedState the usual suspects have gleefully sounded the call for a purge of social conservatism, as they always do, as a political, cultural and structural solution for all that ills the GOP. Those rushing to the media to make these pronouncements are acting like frightened children lost in the woods, an unsurprising development considering the immaturity of thought found in the consultant class.

This isn’t to say that the GOP is doing all that much right, in fact I am drawing a blank attempting to think of something for which to give them praise this cycle.

I don’t believe our answers lie in the GOP any more. As a friend said to me, parties exist to win elections, if they aren’t doing that what is the purpose?

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/12/our-path-f...
carol

Orlando, FL

#805758 Nov 16, 2012
Obamacare will affect small businesses in at least four ways.

1. Higher Health Care Costs. The endless regulations, mandates, fees and taxes will put upward pressure on premium prices where 88% of workers and dependents at small businesses purchase health insurance.

2. Ineffective Small Business Tax Credit. Obamacare does not address the uncertainties small businesses face in deciding whether to offer health insurance coverage to its workers.

3. Higher Regulation Compliance Costs. Many small companies will have to hire additional workers and incur external accounting expenses to handle the enhanced compliance regulations on health insurance plans and stricter tax compliance regulations.

4. Medicare Taxes on “Flow-Through” and Investment Income. Obamacare will establish a new Medicare non-payroll tax reaching a significant share of small businesses.

This tax increase is not indexed to inflation and will push more small business owners into a higher tax group. It will also lead to greater deterrence on investment and passive income which will suppress economic growth.

Obamacare fails to appropriately address the concerns of small and medium-size businesses. It will force many companies to react to new cost burdens. The intended consequences of this poorly constructed bill are harmful enough, but the many unintended consequences are even worse.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010...

It's after the fact, but we should at least educate ourselves about what we face in the future.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
amy 5-4 6 min Mister Tonka 4
abby 5-4 9 min Blunt Advice 3
News Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas decl... (Jan '09) 15 min Cold Front 69,787
Dear Abby May 4, 2015 43 min Stina2 3
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 1 hr Jacques Ottawa 187,783
Amy May 3-15 1 hr Mister Tonka 4
abby may 3-15 1 hr Mister Tonka 5
More from around the web

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]