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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Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#806559 Nov 16, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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May I ask you something?? Do you ever think for yourself??
Will your dividend rate go up?? Are you one of the CEO's who tried mightily to defeat Obama??
You're poor, you likely don't have investments, much less dividend paying stocks,if you have them, they're in hubby's 401K, and you don't pay taxes on income in a 401k.
Why does a poor person like you, maing $15 an hour, part time, care about taxes on wealthy folks??
Why do you ignorantly throw your lot in with rich folks? Hoping to get more cheap stuff they leave on the curb??
You make no sense at all, Carol. You stated you were willing to throw your husband under the bus concerning Medicare so rich people wouldn't have to pay more taxes.
Why are you so self loathing you kneel before the rich and take whatever scraps they throw to you?? Folks like your hero, sex deviate O'Reilly, worth $50 million.
You actively lobby against your own self interests. That's a definition of insanity.
And your daughter voted for Obama, laughing at you behind your back!!
"nutsucker"
We all understand you pay no Federal Income tax. That is a given. Why in the hell do you expect those are successful to pay a higher rate than the lazy, those who are less successful?
Peace
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#806560 Nov 16, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
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Nope!
Only by three million more out of 120 million!!!
We could win Santa Claus! But he will soon run out of borrowed toys from China!!!
you do know where the "santa claus" analogy started don't you?

of course you don't otherwise you would have to admit what a shitty, scamming, underhanded party you belong to
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#806561 Nov 16, 2012
"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt [you possibly know his background], a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#806562 Nov 16, 2012
Jude Wanniski decided to turn the classical world of economics – which had operated on this simple demand-driven equation for seven thousand years – on its head. In 1974 he invented a new phrase – "supply side economics" – and suggested that the reason economies grew wasn't because people had money and wanted to buy things with it but, instead, because things were available for sale, thus tantalizing people to part with their money. The more things there were, the faster the economy would grow.

how's that workin' for you tards?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#806563 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.
"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
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:
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"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:
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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

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