Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459026 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809821 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>And what is your point EXACTLY ????? It simply states as to what I can See....it does not matter how much you tax, The government will just spend it anyway......so why raise taxes..... I do not think you read this before you posted,,,,,It does not help your cause...
"Let us remember that the basic purpose of any tax cut program in today’s environment is to reduce the momentum of expenditure growth by restraining the amount of revenues available and trust that there is a political limit to deficit spending."

So how did that trust thing work out?
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#809822 Nov 22, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Do tell , how can the govt. make you"RICHER" or"SMARTER" ?
Not sure about the smarter part.....But if you don't wanna work, or actually do something to inspire growth....No doubt the government will keep pumping money into your needy worthless palms...
brown eyes

Roanoke, VA

#809823 Nov 22, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Do tell , how can the govt. make you"RICHER" or"SMARTER" ?
Hire more teachers and give them a raise. Shorten the classroom size.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809824 Nov 22, 2012
George W. Bush: Biggest Spender Since LBJ

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/george-w-bush-...
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#809825 Nov 22, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Hire more teachers and give them a raise. Shorten the classroom size.
With what money ???? tell your cronies to stop spending ,and maybe its possible...
RUSH10ME

Warsaw, VA

#809826 Nov 22, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Hire more teachers and give them a raise. Shorten the classroom size.
If you were to only have 10 kids with two teachers per classroom the results would be the same , because without concerned and devoted parents [plural] the kids will only aspire to their surroundings and upbringing and settle for the easy way out [giverment entitlements]just look at the african american comunity stats per capita for the answer .
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809827 Nov 22, 2012
Fox News Brings You The Scariest Christmas Ever

It seems like the War On Christmas comes earlier every year. For the folks over at Fox News, some of whom are still reeling from the outcome of the election, it seems there are many more reasons to be concerned this holiday season.

In the days before Thanksgiving, Fox filled its shows with dire, sometimes terrifying segments about all the threats surrounding the merriest season of the year. There’s the eradication of free speech by atheist “loons,” the possibility of choking on our food, the diseases spread on airplanes, and the endless depression that comes from Christmas commercials.

If we even make it to Christmas, that is. Fox’s morning man Bill Hemmer charted the possibility that the “apocalypse” would arrive on Dec. 22, and just how sad it will be when we all get wiped out, leaving all those unopened presents under the tree.

So, sit back and take in the best of Fox’s holiday doom and gloom. And as you endure the season, take a moment to think of all those over at Fox News, who clearly need a little cheering up.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/fo...
carol

Oviedo, FL

#809829 Nov 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
2004
Tax Returns: A Comprehensive Assessment of the Bush Administration's Record on Cutting Taxes
....the exceptionally poor job growth of recent years suggests the Administration’s tax cuts have largely failed to accomplish one of its stated policy goals.
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm...
read it.
We can argue about this all day long. But when President Obama's own press secretary, Jay Carney, admits to the press that the extension of the Bush tax cuts in 2010 helped the economy, your argument really doesn't have a leg to stand on.

You can hear him say it yourself.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/carney-admits-2...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#809830 Nov 22, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
We can argue about this all day long. But when President Obama's own press secretary, Jay Carney, admits to the press that the extension of the Bush tax cuts in 2010 helped the economy, your argument really doesn't have a leg to stand on.
You can hear him say it yourself.
http://washingtonexaminer.com/carney-admits-2...
lol! Sure! That's because the only way the cons would allow the middle class tax cuts to pass was to pass the bushie tax cuts as well. That's why it was a "package" the cons put together.
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#809831 Nov 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News Brings You The Scariest Christmas Ever
It seems like the War On Christmas comes earlier every year. For the folks over at Fox News, some of whom are still reeling from the outcome of the election, it seems there are many more reasons to be concerned this holiday season.
In the days before Thanksgiving, Fox filled its shows with dire, sometimes terrifying segments about all the threats surrounding the merriest season of the year. There’s the eradication of free speech by atheist “loons,” the possibility of choking on our food, the diseases spread on airplanes, and the endless depression that comes from Christmas commercials.
If we even make it to Christmas, that is. Fox’s morning man Bill Hemmer charted the possibility that the “apocalypse” would arrive on Dec. 22, and just how sad it will be when we all get wiped out, leaving all those unopened presents under the tree.
So, sit back and take in the best of Fox’s holiday doom and gloom. And as you endure the season, take a moment to think of all those over at Fox News, who clearly need a little cheering up.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/fo...
Ya....too bad...they are still the number 1 watched news channel...by far....lol
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#809832 Nov 22, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Sure! That's because the only way the cons would allow the middle class tax cuts to pass was to pass the bushie tax cuts as well. That's why it was a "package" the cons put together.
Oh It's Einstein Again.....he knows everything
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809833 Nov 22, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
We can argue about this all day long. But when President Obama's own press secretary, Jay Carney, admits to the press that the extension of the Bush tax cuts in 2010 helped the economy, your argument really doesn't have a leg to stand on.
You can hear him say it yourself.
http://washingtonexaminer.com/carney-admits-2...
I presented no argument. I presented facts. Speaking of which....

Republicans' choice: fantasy follies or reality-based relevance

The GOP's electoral future hangs on whether it prefers the 'conservative entertainment complex' to America as it finds it

Republicans' belief in the feel-good Fox News fantasies of what "real America" wanted and believed helped them lose the election. Would Romney have lost if his base didn't stubbornly insist that polls were rigged, that almost half the country was looking for a handout (and the other half was angry about it), and that government exists only to coddle or sabotage (not so much the "Nanny state" as Mommie Dearest)? The "conservative entertainment complex", as columnist David Frum put it, promulgated a view of the American electorate that wasn't just objectively false, in terms of polled support, but to which they objected. That is, they didn't just get wrong how much support Romney had; they told a story about American voters that Americans themselves didn't believe.

You can't win an election by appealing solely to a class you've arbitrarily designated as the "makers" – there are too many of us who don't believe getting back from your government is "taking". And when it comes to civil rights, you can't woo voters with a description of a future they're not part of. Ultimately, we didn't want to be the kind of country Mitt Romney and the Republican party told us we were.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol.
Not Real Sure

Artesia, NM

#809834 Nov 22, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Sure! That's because the only way the cons would allow the middle class tax cuts to pass was to pass the bushie tax cuts as well. That's why it was a "package" the cons put together.
It amazes me how some people are educated way beyond their intelligence !!!!!

“I'm here with bells on.”

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#809835 Nov 22, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Democrats and Republicans alike.
Agreed. Let us remember that we live in this country together. And for what we are about to consume, may we be truly thankful.

Amen.
brown eyes

Bedford, VA

#809836 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>With what money ???? tell your cronies to stop spending ,and maybe its possible...
Huff Post November 22, 2012.
Speaking of Cronies:
It's time to put an end to crony capitalism says huge beneficiary of crony capitalism.
Charles Koch the CEO of notorious Koch industries argues in a recent Wall Street journal op-ed that cooperation between government and business is a destructive force because it weakens businesses and the economy while undermining our political system.
Among the many ways Koch industries reaps rewards from what some might describe as crony capitalism. The company benefits from the government subsidies provided to firms that produce oil and ethanol, they reportedly asked Sarah Palin to bailout a failing oil refinery when she was governor of Alaska and they won huge government contracts under the George W. Bush administration, according to Think Progress.
In addition Koch industries has spent more than 5 million dollars lobbying the oil and gas industry, according to thecenter for Responsive Politics. The company also set up a Super PAC that raised more than 2.5 million dollars for the election cycle. There's your number one hypocrite crony.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#809837 Nov 22, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
I presented no argument. I presented facts. Speaking of which....
Republicans' choice: fantasy follies or reality-based relevance
The GOP's electoral future hangs on whether it prefers the 'conservative entertainment complex' to America as it finds it
Republicans' belief in the feel-good Fox News fantasies of what "real America" wanted and believed helped them lose the election. Would Romney have lost if his base didn't stubbornly insist that polls were rigged, that almost half the country was looking for a handout (and the other half was angry about it), and that government exists only to coddle or sabotage (not so much the "Nanny state" as Mommie Dearest)? The "conservative entertainment complex", as columnist David Frum put it, promulgated a view of the American electorate that wasn't just objectively false, in terms of polled support, but to which they objected. That is, they didn't just get wrong how much support Romney had; they told a story about American voters that Americans themselves didn't believe.
You can't win an election by appealing solely to a class you've arbitrarily designated as the "makers" – there are too many of us who don't believe getting back from your government is "taking". And when it comes to civil rights, you can't woo voters with a description of a future they're not part of. Ultimately, we didn't want to be the kind of country Mitt Romney and the Republican party told us we were.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...
Happy Thanksgiving Carol.
Looks like you're winning a marathon game of whack-a-mope.

Really great links today!
brown eyes

Bedford, VA

#809838 Nov 22, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>If you were to only have 10 kids with two teachers per classroom the results would be the same , because without concerned and devoted parents [plural] the kids will only aspire to their surroundings and upbringing and settle for the easy way out [giverment entitlements]just look at the african american comunity stats per capita for the answer .
I look at the African American community and see the President of the United States. How much better can you do?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809839 Nov 22, 2012
Not Real Sure wrote:
<quoted text>Ya....too bad...they are still the number 1 watched news channel...by far....lol
The 3%.

oh wow. big influence. Mitt never would have won the election without the in depth 'reporting' of the overpaid talking heads(but oh those Victoria's Secret models!) on FOX.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809840 Nov 22, 2012
Maybe Fox News really does do its recruiting by flipping through a Victoria’s Secret catalog.

Five days after “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade was branded a sexist pig for joking that his network shops for female talent in the racy lingerie catalog, legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle was outed as a former underwear model.

Guilfoyle, 43, who co-hosts “The Five” show, posed for Victoria’s Secret — and Macy’s as well — while she was a law student at the University of San Francisco in 1994.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-m...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809841 Nov 22, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Looks like you're winning a marathon game of whack-a-mope.
Really great links today!
try this.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/22/1163...

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