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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Lincoln Duncan

United States

#811208 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Do you really think it was because of Ryan? I don't. I think the 47% video, and Akin and Mourdock, woke many people up
The video did damage but republican voters who stayed home.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#811209 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
Now, to change the subject.
Moderates are leaving Congress at a time when moderates are most needed to find common ground solutions.
In the Senate, moderate Scott Brown, R-Mass. lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren who will be one of the most liberal members. Another GOP moderate, Richard Lugar of Indiana, fell in the primary election. Two others, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Olympia Snowe of Maine, are retiring.
Moderate Democratic senators such as Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, James Webb of Virginia, are leaving, as is Democratic-leaning independent Joe Lieberman.
Only about half the incoming 12 Senate freshmen of both parties are moderates.
In the House, 10 of the 24 Democratic Blue Dogs lost, are retiring or moving to the Senate. That will further slash a centrist group that just a few years ago had more than 50 members.
"Congress seems to be going in the opposite direction of the country, just as the country is screaming for solutions to gridlock," said Democratic strategist Phil Singer.
http://news.msn.com/politics/new-congress-few...
We're screaming for solutions all right. But a house divided cannot stand.
It should get interesting.
I hope we can survive the next four years(at least).
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#811210 Nov 25, 2012
Mitt Wrongney wrote:
I see nobody talking about romney now, was it really that bad the campaign he ran? I guess......
More people know more about Spiro Agnew's watch than Mitt Romney's campaign.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#811211 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
This is what is most worrisome. Americans are starting to act like sheep and submit to whatever is being dictated without even so much a protest.
There was a time when Americans would have gone out and bought large-sized drinks en mass in New York just because they were told not to.
But not a peep out of the sheep.
I'm beginning to understand your earlier observation that perhaps we, as a country, need to fail before waking up to the dangerous reality rising around us. There can be great inspiration found inside of failure....even if you are surrounded by whining Jackals as you are here, carol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
ALICIA BANKS

Little Rock, AR

#811212 Nov 25, 2012
wwiii and civil war ii loom

cc africom/ndaa/libya etc

all msm are run by hobama nazis

that is why they hate fox news

shame on the sheeple!!!

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com/769548050/select...
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#811215 Nov 25, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Also imposed 12 hours shifts are not in the interest of those in the hospital !
Some nurses like it, 3 days on 4 off. 12 hrs seems brutal, agree
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#811216 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Lol, they vote for the anti gay marriage anti abortion candidates, every time. Their sermons are about this every Sunday. They come to vote with their Christian voting guides in hand
Not so sure about that.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#811217 Nov 25, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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And now you're going to get partisan about sex?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHA.....
Marilyn screwed everything. JFK and his brother Bobby took turns with her. She had every director, athlete and Bellhop from LA to Bangor, Maine inside her and you're going to somehow make her into a Liberal Saint Marilyn?
Heck, you'd be better off using her for Sleeping Pill promos:}
Republicans hate sex cuz they're no good at it.

Bill Maher
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#811218 Nov 25, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>There haven't been any disasters so far fkstk__and four years without the (R) establishment was very pleasant for the US, and the planet. Four more years will be even better__call it an eight year time out from the Bu-bonic plague.
Pray to Obama for a brain transplant and to Rev. Wright for a continued 20 year + 4 year memory lapse, "fkstk" (Obamaebonicslilymotherlylangu age).

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#811219 Nov 25, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Potential humans do not have rights, and never did.
Do women have the 'right' to miscarry?
<quoted text>Alcohol and narcotics are already regulated. As a smoker, I understand that others have just as much right not to inhale secondhand smoke, as I do to inhale the 'first-hand' kind.
High taxes on cigarettes do suck, however...
Pay to play.
:)
Potential humans do not have rights? What about Son of Sam? Charles Manson? Jeffrey Dahmer? Osama Bin Ladin? Hitler? Stalin? Pol Pot? John Wayne Gacy?

Do women have a right to miscarry? Huh? Do you have a right to catch a cold and take a dump?

You're nuts and damned proud of it.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#811220 Nov 25, 2012
Sing Your Song, Baby! Time for you to Move On, O Scorned One!



And never trust A Wanderer ! ;)
NOBADY wrote:
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/jc
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#811221 Nov 25, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I hope we can survive the next four years(at least).
You won't, call the murderer Rush10 to put an anchor around your neck and cement shoes
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#811222 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans hate sex cuz they're no good at it.
Bill Maher
How would he know? Have another drink.
carol

Orlando, FL

#811223 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Lol, they vote for the anti gay marriage anti abortion candidates, every time. Their sermons are about this every Sunday. They come to vote with their Christian voting guides in hand
You do know many in the Hispanic, Latino and black populations are anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage?

And many of them are democrats?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#811225 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans hate sex cuz they're no good at it.
Bill Maher
You tried them all, eh, lily?

Liberals were the easiest and most promiscuous, right?

Water, like lily, seeks its own level.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#811226 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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You won't, call the murderer Rush10 to put an anchor around your neck and cement shoes
lily continues to tell Jesus "we are legion".

And the swine committed suicide by drowning.

Got swamps down there?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811227 Nov 25, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>DiLorenzo is a right wing loon same as your dumbazz.
sure dumbass. suck on this:



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<quoted text>
Your ignorance is glaring:
States that receive the most welfare money:

15. Oregon
% of pop. on assistance: 1.55%
2007 spending:$83.85 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 58,831

14. Pennsylvania
% of pop. on assistance: 1.60%
2007 spending:$247.29 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 198,666

13. Michigan
% of pop. on assistance: 1.65%
2007 spending:$380.93 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 164,589

12. Rhode Island
% of pop. on assistance: 1.79%
2007 spending:$57.4 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 18,839
Tie-10. Indiana
% of pop. on assistance: 1.83%
2007 spending:$102.27 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 116,430

Tie-10. New Mexico
% of pop. on assistance: 1.83%
2007 spending:$58.87 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 36,322

9. Washington
% of pop. on assistance: 1.86%
2007 spending:$265.88 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 121,864
8. Minnesota
% of pop. on assistance: 1.88%
2007 spending:$106.29 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 98,028

7. New York
% of pop. on assistance: 1.92%
2007 spending:$1.47 billion
Total recipients (July 2008): 373,305

6. District of Columbia
% of pop. on assistance: 1.99%
2007 spending:$18.67 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 11,806

5. Vermont
% of pop. on assistance: 2.02%
2007 spending:$30.92 milliion
Total recipients (July 2008): 12,543

4. Massachusetts
% of pop. on assistance: 2.09%
2007 spending:$295.29 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 136,033

3. Tennessee
% of pop. on assistance: 2.15%
2007 spending:$91.28 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 133,505

2. Maine
% of pop. on assistance: 2.37%
2007 spending:$61.73 million
Total recipients (July 2008): 31,148

1. California
% of pop. on assistance: 3.30%
2007 spending:$3.28 billion
Total recipients (July 2008): 1,212,893
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#811230 Nov 25, 2012
I don't read any confession to murder.
I read a story, perhaps the facts made public, by a murder committed by an alleged waterman.

Where's the confession?
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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This is a confession to MURDER!
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Back in the eighties , there was a seafood buyer found bobbing in the lower James with drag chain wrapped around him , they charged a local waterman with murder , the state confiscated his boat ,mops and brushes and buckets ect. and said that they could detect blood at a one million to one ratio [a million drops of water to one drop of blood] all charges are dropped for lack of evidence , you have heard the old saying "you can't keep a good man down"well it's the same for a acumbag seafood buyer .
carol

Orlando, FL

#811231 Nov 25, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm beginning to understand your earlier observation that perhaps we, as a country, need to fail before waking up to the dangerous reality rising around us. There can be great inspiration found inside of failure....even if you are surrounded by whining Jackals as you are here, carol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Watched the HBO movie, John Adams, today.

It reminded me of the American spirit and taking a stand against tyranny and tyrants who would threaten our freedom.

It also reminded me of a country divided between loyalty to the mother country even if it meant being subjects to the king over risking everything even if it meant death to remain independent.

We've temporarily lost our way. The majority have chosen to become subjects of another omnipotent and powerful government.

We might have to be humbled and experience pain first. Like that runner.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811232 Nov 25, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>DiLorenzo is a right wing loon same as your dumbazz.
More right wing loons, dumbass?

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/subprime....


San Josť State University
Department of Economics

applet-magic.com
Thayer Watkins
Silicon Valley
& Tornado Alley
USA

The Nature and the Origin
of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

There has been a long term American policy of promoting home ownership. This entailed making the financing of home purchases as easy as possible. Various financial institutions were set up over time to make the securing of a mortgage quick and convenient. There once were Savings and Loan Associations that were savings institutions which could only invest in home mortgages. Fannie Mae (the Federal Nation Mortgage Association FNMA) was set up in 1938 to provide a secondary market for home mortgages. This meant that if a bank granted a mortgage to someone and later the bank needed funds the bank could readily sell the mortgage to Fannie Mae. However, in order for lending institutions to have access to the secondary mortgage market of Fannie Mae they had to abide by Fannie Mae's rules.

In the past Fannie Mae prohibited the lenders it was dealing with to engage in the practice of red lining. Red Lining meant that a bank would refuse to finance a home purchase in neighborhoods it consider high risk even if the prospective borrowers were themselves good credit risks. In part, this was because the bank did not want, in the event of default and foreclosure, to become the owner of property in a risky neighborhood. The deeper roots of the problem go back to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.

In the 1990's under the administration of Franklin Raines, a Clinton Administration appointee, Fannie Mae began to demand that the lending institutions that it dealt with prove that they were not redlining. This meant that the lending institutions would have to fulfill a quota of minority mortgage lending. This in turn meant that the lending agencies would have to lower their standards in terms of such things as down payments and the required incomes. These subprime borrowers would be charged a higher interest rate. Having put the lending agencies into the position of granting subprime mortgages Fannie Mae then had to accept lower standards in the mortgages it purchased. That set the ball rolling. If a bank granted a mortgage to a borrower that was not likely to successfully pay off the mortgage then all the bank had to do was to sell such mortgages to Fannie Mae. The banks typically earned a loan origination fee when the mortgage was granted. The lending agencies could then make substantial profits dealing in subprime mortgages.

Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote. Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate mortgages knowing full well that an upturn in the interest rates could easily throw the borrower into insolvency. For example, when the interest rate is 6 percent the mortgage payment for a 30-year $200,000 mortgage is $1199 per month. If the interest rate goes up to 7 percent the mortgage payment would increase by $131 per month, an 11 percent increase. For many of the subprime borrowers living on the edge of insolvency this would be enough to push them over the edge. The guilt for the subprime mortgage financial crisis lies both with the lenders who knowingly put borrowers into booby trapped mortgages and the management of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for making a market for such booby trapped mortgages thus giving the lenders the incentive for writing them.

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