Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459687 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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dem

Chicago, IL

#813902 Nov 29, 2012
ra_con_teur wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you can get sonic to have his mexicans hang up a tv in your mansion....you sound like the type that would be duped into paying $40 k for one!

Do you give your min wage workers insurance or are you gonna dump'em off with obammacare?
Evening, imbecile.
sonicfilter

United States

#813903 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
Lying sack of shit boot lip"
Top recipients of federal aid:
http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/fas-10.pd...
Alaska
wyoming
delaware
New mexico
vermont
N. dakota
New york
Louisiana
mississippi
S. dakota
W. virginia
Massachusetts
Kentucky
Arkansas
Connecticut
plenty of blue states there, dummies and liars
look at again after you read this.....

At the county level, the Moocher Myth is more intriguing. The Census Bureau counts federal dollars in five broad categories: retirement and disability payments, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, grants, and other direct payments. In 2004 -- the last year the Tax Foundation calculated the tax burden per county -- the counties that received the most per person in retirement or grants had higher vote margins for Democrat John Kerry.

But the counties that received the highest per-capita spending in the category “other direct payments” voted for George W. Bush.“Other direct payments” includes Medicaid, food stamps, crop subsidies, housing assistance and many other programs that people generally think of as “welfare.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blam...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#813904 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
20%? seems high. is that why Bush insisted on down payment assistance?
maybe you should take a look at this.....
http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...
How do you expect people to afford monthly mortgage payments without a sizeable down payment? Then add mortgage insurance on top of that.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#813905 Nov 29, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Simple deal, raise taxes on top earners first cut spending and close loopholes-cut spending intelligently afterward.
And most importantly__stay the fk out of wars!!!
If those elected prks aren't willing to negotiate on behalf of all Americans___send them home.
You have to be serious about cutting spending first. That is where the problem lies.
sonicfilter

United States

#813906 Nov 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting. Do you think Susan Rice will be Secy of State?
not sure. probably. though Dole Or Kerry would be nice just for the poetic justice factor.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813907 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
When the majority want more government, more government intrusion and taking more of people's money, we've definitely turned a corner, haven't we?
Turning a "corner" assumes a lateral change. Left or Right comes to mind. In this case, it is Left and Backward.

But so, too, "Down".
The Undertaker

Pompano Beach, FL

#813908 Nov 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh hell shes hanging bacon strips from the ceiling in that shack!
I thought Jean was dead.
ra_con_teur

Blanchard, OK

#813909 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Miami. Meshingomesia. Grant county.
Because you have native heritage...

Which tribe was screwed more by whitey?
sonicfilter

United States

#813910 Nov 29, 2012
ra_con_teur wrote:
<quoted text>
Because you have native heritage...
Which tribe was screwed more by whitey?
Cherokee.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813911 Nov 29, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
You have to be serious about cutting spending first. That is where the problem lies.
Bingo. The addicts of the Left are in a cold sweat. They haven't been able to more in a long time. Pelosi's got the shakes and Hairy Reed can't get his tongue hard anymore. The Boy Messiah's trying to hide it but he's up to a pack-a-day now. He just has to spend more.

The Republicans are practicing Tough Love.
ra_con_teur

Blanchard, OK

#813912 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
look at again after you read this.....
At the county level, the Moocher Myth is more intriguing. The Census Bureau counts federal dollars in five broad categories: retirement and disability payments, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, grants, and other direct payments. In 2004 -- the last year the Tax Foundation calculated the tax burden per county -- the counties that received the most per person in retirement or grants had higher vote margins for Democrat John Kerry.
But the counties that received the highest per-capita spending in the category “other direct payments” voted for George W. Bush.“Other direct payments” includes Medicaid, food stamps, crop subsidies, housing assistance and many other programs that people generally think of as “welfare.”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blam...
Who wrote that article...

He's a professor at Dartmouth....

I wonder what his ethics are?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813913 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
Actual tax dollars are handed out in the form of food stamps, section eight, aid to dependent children, etc. In addition to the literally thousands of other government give aways.
$500 billion a year on all levels.
The Jerk-In-Chief is a firm believer in the suicidal adage that one needs to spend their way out of debt. And Stupid is, Stupid does. I still remember him lecturing European leaders to do this. They ignored him like carpet dog-shit at a State Dinner. It really was humorous. The Boy Messiah was the guy with the lampshade over his head sitting in the corner.

Today, he's dressed up the lampshade with free cellphones and Food Stamps hanging from it. Looks like a Pimp having a bad crack day.

Dem

Chicago, IL

#813914 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Bingo. The addicts of the Left are in a cold sweat. They haven't been able to more in a long time. Pelosi's got the shakes and Hairy Reed can't get his tongue hard anymore. The Boy Messiah's trying to hide it but he's up to a pack-a-day now. He just has to spend more.
The Republicans are practicing Tough Love.
Interesting logic, fktard!
Take a beating then laugh at the other guys sore fist.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813915 Nov 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
It was a gracious gesture by our President, a class act all the way. It can't be easy to lose an election, Mitt gave a nice concession speech, should have left it at that instead of whining that President Obama gave the people gifts. He is his own worst enemy.
Anyway, I do feel sorry for him,
I'll never forget Bush serving hotdogs to McCain! That was brutal. The Republican Party is severely weakened, they have nowhere to go. Good time for a third party to gain steam.
The Jerk-In-Chief is trying a PR ploy to soften right wing opposition to his suicidal spending.

And, of course, drunks and lushes in boca raton fall for it like cheap dollar babes do with Las Vegas Lounge Lizards.

Good stuff for a new sitcom.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813916 Nov 29, 2012
ra_con_teur wrote:
<quoted text>
Who wrote that article...
He's a professor at Dartmouth....
I wonder what his ethics are?
Academicians don't have ethics. They are, by definition, indoctrinators, propagandists, Leftist Enablers and Socialist Dung Beetles.

Let me re-post a link from another poster:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
sonicfilter

United States

#813917 Nov 29, 2012
The Republicans’ Most Hypocritical Economic Argument

The Republican position on federal spending could not be clearer: It doesn’t create jobs. Except when it goes to defense contractors.

Under the debt-ceiling deal reached last year, planned spending is going to be “sequestered”-- that is, cut -- starting next January. The defense budget is going to take half the hit. On July 12, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign issued a press release with a statement from Bill Bolling, the Republican lieutenant governor of Virginia, attacking President Barack Obama for cutting defense too much.

....Needless to say, on the theory that the Republicans are advancing, the federal budget can never be cut. The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be able to say that cuts in social spending will devastate the economy of our cities with at least as much justice as defense-heavy areas can complain about cuts to the military. Rural areas can say the same thing about farm subsidies.

Reductions in federal spending, whether for defense or social programs, will, of course, be disruptive to the people, businesses and communities who have come to rely on it. The cuts should not, however, hurt the broader economy. When federal spending falls and jobs tied to that spending disappear, private-sector spending should normally increase and create jobs tied to it.

So long as the Federal Reserve is targeting inflation or nominal spending, total economic activity should stay roughly the same, even if its composition changes.(If the Fed responds to government spending cuts by tightening money, jobs will be lost. But that would be the fault of the Fed, not the budget writers.)

The Bloomberg Government study listed the 10 states that depend the most on defense dollars. Seven of them voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, and an eighth, Virginia, has usually voted Republican in presidential races. So the party’s interest in keeping defense jobs makes political sense.

Yet the purpose of the defense budget shouldn’t be to subsidize particular people or areas. We don’t buy tanks and train soldiers to keep beauty salons in business. The Republicans resisting big defense cuts generally think that they would jeopardize our national security. That’s a debatable proposition. So debate it. What Republicans should not do is make an economic argument for defense spending that is both untrue and inconsistent with everything else they say about spending and the economy.

When they do that, they treat the nation’s defense as little more than a source of political pork.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-16/the-...

(Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg View columnist and a senior editor at National Review.)
ra_con_teur

Blanchard, OK

#813920 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Cherokee.
Thanks for the conversation....

I'm off to bed....
sonicfilter

United States

#813922 Nov 29, 2012
ra_con_teur wrote:
<quoted text>
Who wrote that article...
He's a professor at Dartmouth....
I wonder what his ethics are?
?
sonicfilter

United States

#813926 Nov 29, 2012
Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible. Alternatively, self-described intellectuals who are alleged to fail to adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship may be described as anti-intellectuals although pseudo-intellectualism is a more commonly, and perhaps more accurately, used description for this phenomenon.

In public discourse, anti-intellectuals usually perceive and publicly present themselves as champions of the common folk — populists against political elitism and academic elitism — proposing that the educated are a social class detached from the everyday concerns of the majority, and that they dominate political discourse and higher education.

Because "anti-intellectual" can be pejorative, defining specific cases of anti-intellectualism can be troublesome; one can object to specific facets of intellectualism or the application thereof without being dismissive of intellectual pursuits in general. Moreover, allegations of anti-intellectualism can constitute an appeal to authority or an appeal to ridicule that attempts to discredit an opponent rather than specifically addressing his or her arguments.

Anti-intellectualism is a common facet of totalitarian dictatorships to oppress political dissent. The Nazi party's populist rhetoric featured anti-intellectual rants as a common motif, including Adolf Hitler's political polemic, Mein Kampf. Perhaps its most extreme political form was during the 1970s in Cambodia under the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, when people were killed for being academics or even for merely wearing eyeglasses (as it suggested literacy) in the Killing Fields.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-intellectua...
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#813930 Nov 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You're still paying for it aren't you?
Are you really THAT ignorant?

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