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 ...

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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#806564 Nov 16, 2012
Trevanian wrote:
One thing is certain now – with the amount of scandals and skeletons piling up in the White House basement after four years of Democrat rule, it’s possible that Obama will not make it to the finish line in 2016 without escaping impeachment or some other legal crisis. It will be interesting to watch how this crime drama plays out.
Like with any modern democracy, for better or for worse, America will get the government it deserves.
So it’s more wars, more Guantanamo, more drones, less rights, more prisons, more foreclosures, more stimulus, more homeless, more class warfare and more hollow rhetoric. Oh, and more golf.
Oh noooo...not so long as there's Sandy victims and Libya hearings, no budget and healthcare reform on the tables.

As Opotus democartically proselytize on the campaign trail, repeatedly, "there's still work to be done".

No time for golf. Too bad.

GOD Bless America!! DEMOCRACY.
dem

Chicago, IL

#806565 Nov 16, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>"I know libs hate most everything moral or honest"

Actually, liberals hate EVERYTHING moral, religious or honest or responsibility!

Liberals hate responsibility that is why Obama never "knows" anything about any scandals and blames others for anything wrong!!!

Liberals belong to Satan, Conservatives belong to God, as simple as that!

Bible prophecy says End Times people will be in two very distinct camps, you either good or evil, there will be no other option, it is written !!!

liberals will be the evil ones and conservatives the good ones!

Yes, it is as simple as that!!!

God will not burn moderates but pure evil hearts full of hatred as liberals radicalize themselves more and more!!!
No crying on topix, lady.
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806566 Nov 16, 2012
The net worth of the members of Congress continues to rise regardless of the economic recession. An analysis of financial disclosure forms by Roll Call magazine, using the minimum valuation of assets, showed that members of the House and Senate in 2010 had a collective net worth of $2.04 billion, a $390 million increase from the $1.65 billion held in 2008. Disclosure forms do not include non-income-producing assets.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#806567 Nov 16, 2012
Wake Up Call wrote:
This topic is dead. Long Live Barack Obama!!
Him needs to start doing something useful-like getting those folks in Staten Island some security and warmth for the long winter ahead, asap.
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806568 Nov 16, 2012
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) wealth also increased from 2009 to 2010, from $21.7 million to $35.2 million. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Majority Leader (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) all had multimillion-dollar net worths in 2010.

Federal Reserve data released in March showed Americans' household net worth declined 23 percent between 2007 and 2009 from $125,000 to $96,000, due to declining home equity (not included in congressional disclosure forms) and investments. Families also took on slightly more debt. Families in the top 10 percent of net worth saw smaller declines of 13 percent on average.
dem

Chicago, IL

#806569 Nov 16, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>and quit being so negative.
There are still people that care about others dammit!
I do care about others.
It's the lords work I do.
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806570 Nov 16, 2012
The US, Britain, France, and some conservative Arab allies have funded and armed the Syrian rebellion from its start in 2011. In fact, the US has been funding groups against Bashar al-Assad since the mid-1990s. However, the anti-Assad ranks include members of al-Qaeda, Hamas, and other groups that the United States lists as terrorist organizations.
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806571 Nov 16, 2012
A systemic recasting of education priorities gives official structure and permanence to a preexisting underclass comprised largely of criminalized, poor people of color. The rise of corporate-backed charter schools and privatized prisons cannot be understood apart from the record closures of public schools across the country.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#806572 Nov 16, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Once again your knowledge of "my" world is as lacking as your concept of what constitutes believable characters. In my world all its assets are simply on loan and should be returned to their provider in as good shape as they were when one obtained them. OTOH, there is that red print "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's" imperative.
"leosampleanus"
BULLMANURE!!!!!!
For my part I am not going to return my home to the provider. I paid for it, it's mine not the governments. My kids can decide what to do with it. My investments are mine, again the kids will decide how they will be used, not the government. My assets are mine and will not be returned to the provider. Of course the government will tax theshit out those assets but in your world, the world of the taker that is as it should be.
Peace
KMA
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#806573 Nov 16, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb" You are an envioussonofabitch are you not? Why do you care what the president of NRA makes. It is not your money.
Peace
KMA
stoopid people sometimes, ah say...more credence to dumb as rocks, cause they come from rocks theory.:-)

( I could not believe my ears when I heard one newshost tonite say she had "more" inside info than the guy "w/some inside info" she was talking to had. REALLY? Quick--somebody McSupersize their cheezewhiz crackers lol)
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#806574 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
I do care about others.
It's the lords work I do.
Gets tiresome and wearisome on the good folks willing to do so, sometimes, doesn't it.

Why BALANCE is a good thing!

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#806575 Nov 16, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
Funny how Carol always has to go back to 'work' whenever i show up.
41 minutes ago, I answered one of her posts.
She hasn't posted since then.
Coincidence?? I think not.
She can't answer when challenenged on her lies and ignorance, so only observes when I come online.
Because I destroy her bullshit in a way she has no way to come back from.
So, like the chickenshit she is, she keeps her fat fingers off the keyboard until I leave!!
She's lucky I only show up on occasion.
"carol"
Please continue to make "nutsucker" and others look like the liars and phonies they are. You are good at pointing out their idiocy.
I just love it, they claim they ran you off, not realizing there are things in your life a bit more important than topix. I have to say I do not agree with all you post but you are honest. You do not rely on nasty language, slurring and demeaning.
Peace
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806576 Nov 16, 2012
In February 1895 President Grover Cleveland was forced to strike a deal with J.P. Morgan which saved the United States Gold Reserves. At the time the United States was in the midst of a terrible depression and Cleveland's popularity was rapidly dwindling. Cleveland had continued to support the traditional gold standard while his party gradually jumped ship and merged with the Populist, bimetallic platform.

Understanding the crisis that the nation would undergo if the United States gold reserves disappeared, J.P. Morgan, magnate/financier, offered to help the government. Morgan (with a profit clearly in mind) offered to form a syndicate (headed by himself) which would buy bonds from the United States in exchange for 62 million dollars worth of European gold. Cleveland, unable to see an alternative, and realizing that it would be a matter of days before the gold reserves disappeared completely, agreed to the plan, and organized the bond sale. With the deal settled, the dollar managed to recover some of its value, and Cleveland could rest easy, knowing that the gold reserves were safe.

However, when news of this deal broke, public opinion turned against Cleveland even more than before. Most people ignored the fact that Cleveland had saved the United States' gold reserves. When people learned how profitable the deal turned out to be for the banks, who had immediately resold the bonds at marked-up rates, more contempt confronted Cleveland. There were even rumors that he had profited personally from the deal. The issue only helped to accelerate the decline of the Gold Democrats.
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806577 Nov 16, 2012
Populists jumped all over the issue, shouting that it was yet another example of Washington being in league with the international banks and Wall Street. To the Populists it was the perfect example of a conspiracy against the common man. There was an Anti Semitic thread to their argument as Populists railed against the Rothschilds House (a bank which was a member of the syndicate) as the source of the conspiracy, trying to suggest that Washington and Wall Street were in the hands of the Jewish banking houses of England, and that soon all of America would be as well.

Cleveland stood quietly by, trying to maintain his dignity as the public condemned the only decision he could have made given the circumstances. He and the few remaining Gold Democrats watched as even more of their party ran to the bimetallic platform, and waited silently, through the 1896 election, to see what the fate of their party would be.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#806578 Nov 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning Oil Can. No, I did not take your Pez dispenser. Why did you break the tips off all my pencils again?
"Peppy"
"homo's" nickname is "Peewee" I am sure you can divine the reason for that name. Or maybe "homo's" nickname is "Scooter" because he is always dragging his butt around. Or maybe "homo's" nickname is "Turd" because he is one.
Peace
dem

Chicago, IL

#806579 Nov 16, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>Gets tiresome and wearisome on the good folks willing to do so, sometimes, doesn't it.

Why BALANCE is a good thing!
The warrior never tires of the battle.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#806580 Nov 16, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
When is someone going to explain how DC, although in VA, of the USA is actually it's own entity, to the likes of Hamas, Hezbollah, the PLO and other birds of a feather, that don't quite "get" HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS, so that Israel can see acknowledgement and peace for Jerusalem all the while allowing a peaceful existence for Tel Aviv as well?
As soon as the Zionists leave the land they stole from the natives, who we call Palestinians, there will be peace.

The Jews came from Europe, let them go back to Poland, Russia, wherever. Jews largely abandoned the Middle East centuries ago, and muslims took over. Including Jerusalem.

Stealing land is not forgotten. The Jews are badly outnumbered, and America grows weaker..........

Their future is dismal. As is yours.
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806581 Nov 16, 2012
"There was no longer any common ground for understanding between the silver and gold forces; and the agrarian regions were suffering too keenly to reason calmly. Bryan, denouncing the sale in the House, had the clerk first read Shylock's bond. The World declared that the syndicate was composed of bloodsucking Jews and aliens.[...]. By hundreds of thousands, hard handed Americans believed that Cleveland and Carlisle [Cleveland's Secretary of Treasury] had sold the credit of the republic to the Morgans and the Rothchilds, and had pocketed a share of the price. Their vituperative anger was additional evidence of a sectional and class bitterness that now made even armed revolution seem far from impossible. But Cleveland... was unmoved by abuse when he felt he had done right." Allan Nevins, from Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage (p.665-666).

"...the blame lay upon the President. If he had saved the gold standard, he had not saved the country. But he never regretted his action. Years after his retirement, he said so. By that time no one was likely to accuse him of profiting from the deal himself, but he was still not forgiven for allowing the financiers to profit or for holding to gold when easy money was about to be achieved." Rexford G. Tugwell, from Grover Cleveland (p.259).

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#806582 Nov 16, 2012
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Moron. Moonbat is a slang for a liberal, idiot. You call me a liberal, and I'll slap your ars silly, libturd.
Moonbat is slang for lunatic.

It suits you well, Moonbat!!
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806583 Nov 16, 2012
The presidential election exposed the liberal class as a corpse. It fights for nothing. It stands for nothing. It is a useless appendage to the corporate state. It exists not to make possible incremental or piecemeal reform, as it originally did in a functional capitalist democracy; instead it has devolved into an instrument of personal vanity, burnishing the hollow morality of its adherents. Liberals, by voting for Barack Obama, betrayed the core values they use to define themselves—the rule of law, the safeguarding of civil liberties, the protection of unions, the preservation of social welfare programs, environmental accords, financial regulation, a defiance of unjust war and torture, and the abolition of drone wars. The liberal class clung desperately during the long nightmare of this political campaign to one or two issues, such as protecting a woman’s right to choose and gender equality, to justify its complicity in a monstrous evil. This moral fragmentation—using an isolated act of justice to define one’s self while ignoring the vast corporate assault on the nation and the ecosystem along with the pre-emptive violence of the imperial state—is moral and political capitulation. It fails to confront the evil we have become.
“The American Dream has run out of gas,” wrote the novelist J.G. Ballard.“The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now.…”
Liberals have assured us that after the election they will build a movement to hold the president accountable—although how or when or what this movement will look like they cannot say. They didn’t hold him accountable during his first term. They won’t during his second. They have played their appointed roles in the bankrupt political theater that passes for electoral politics. They have wrung their hands, sung like a Greek chorus about the evils of the perfidious opponent, assured us that there is no other viable option, and now they will exit the stage. They will carp and whine in the wings until they are trotted out again to assume their role in the next political propaganda campaign of disempowerment and fear. They will, in the meantime, become the butt of ridicule and derision by the very politicians they supported.

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