Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459266 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

United States

#814176 Nov 30, 2012
the_rac_on_teur wrote:
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Lets see how 'militant' you are....
does it bother you having to say 'WHITEhouse'?
i love irony. don't you?
sonicfilter

United States

#814177 Nov 30, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Bush acted with the full support of the Republicans in Congress including Paul Ryan.
I guess you are telling us they were all "progressives"?
i'm just diggin the fact that they all voted for a progressive.

[is there a corner in this room somewhere?]

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#814178 Nov 30, 2012
carol wrote:
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. said rising health care costs in Medicare and Medicaid are helping to drive future spending making them an essential part of a long-term deficit-reduction package.
"If you're going to solve this problem, you're going to have to deal with where the spending is and the revenue can be raised."
http://news.msn.com/politics/senate-dems-divi...
Do I detect a hint of common sense among some democrats?
You do realize that he just agreed with the Obama plan. A combination of spending cuts & revenue increases.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#814179 Nov 30, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Flack, you're gonna give yourself ulcers if you believe all the rightwing talking heads and Fox News.
Having faced reality my whole life without the blinders most people wear I can tell you I have no worries. The world is a vampire and nothing is fair. As soon as you libtards realize that we can move on to solving some problems. Until then we will go from one supposed crisis after another.

The one thing I know for sure is this. We are on a train, not a car, headed down an end-of-line track and not only are we not applying the brakes but we are pouring on the coal.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#814180 Nov 30, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Romney should have turned down the invitation...quietly and privately.
Obama is just using Romney.
Romney is toast.

He made such an ass out of himself he might as well just stay at home.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#814181 Nov 30, 2012
John Galt wrote:
The cupboard will be bare when Obama's tax increases kick in:
Costco will spend $3 billion to pay a special dividend of $7 a share next month ahead of higher tax rates that may kick in come January.
The Issaquah-based company joins a growing number of U.S. companies, from Wynn Resorts to Tyson Foods, that are announcing special dividends at four times the pace of last year ahead of pending tax increases in 2013. The rate on dividends, which was reduced to 15 percent during the George W. Bush administration, is set to go up as President Obama and Congress work to draw more revenue from top earners.
Happens everytime there is a change n the tax code.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#814182 Nov 30, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! That's because Romney would never reciprocate.
Why would Obama make a point of telling the American public he would be sitting down with Romney in the weeks ahead right after he won the election?

And then met with him the first time just three weeks after the election?

There's no other reason a newly elected president would be so open-armed to a former opponent or his press secretaray underscoring Obama's interest in what Romney had to say.
sonicfilter

United States

#814183 Nov 30, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> How about profit margins? Up? Down?
a quick look says down.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#814184 Nov 30, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
Lying idiot, no one is handing tax money to the rich, you're a ridiculous, ignorant buffoon. What grade did you drop out of school?
So, if you have $280K after taxes instead of $250K after taxes, did or dot not the change in tax code give you an extra $30K

You right whiners are dumber than sh*t.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#814185 Nov 30, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Allowing a business or person is not welfare. To imply that it is means you think the government owns everything. A very dangerous point of view.
That should have said 'Allowing a business or person to keep more of the money they earn is not welfare.' Have no idea why that didn't show up.
sonicfilter

United States

#814186 Nov 30, 2012
Sen.-elect Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday said Mitt Romney's comments denigrating the "47 percent" contributed in large part to the GOP's failure to attract Hispanic voters.

"Do you want to know why Barack Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote? "The tone on immigration contributed. But I think far more important was 47 percent," Cruz said to the American Principles Project, according to The Atlantic:

"I think Mitt Romney's a good man, a man of character, a man who ran a hard, disciplined campaign," he said. "But Republicans nationally, the story we conveyed, was 47 percent are stuck in a static world. We don't have to worry about them is what that clip famously said."

"I cannot think of an idea more antithetical to the American principles this country was founded on," Cruz added.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/t...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#814187 Nov 30, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Very few people will admit to it these days.
i voted for Bush twice. He was just better than the other two losers. Not much but better.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#814188 Nov 30, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>He was a compassionate conservative. The Republicans have now turned on him, well except for Carol, so now he is a progressive.
Republicans eat their young doncha know?
Compassionate conservative is just another way to say progressive.
ra_con_teur

Montgomery, AL

#814190 Nov 30, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer could use a 100K sound room so I could crank up my Fender Strat(Made in the USA), without disturbing my neighbors. Maybe get back to writing songs, quit my day job, get back to being in a rock and roll band. Nah, f it.
Homer,

I play Fender Basses...when I have time...

I replaced the factory p/ups with BASSLINES...

my bass is hecho en mexico...
sonicfilter

United States

#814192 Nov 30, 2012
Conservatives vs. the GOP

Republicans in Congress are warned that they will lose their base if they vote for tax hikes.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/334470...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#814193 Nov 30, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Can't ya just answer RealDave's question without a bunch of diversionary excuses? Bush was handed a budget surplus, the CBO at the time projected that the debt would be all but paid off by 2013 ... what happened and who did it?
The key word there is 'projected'. Uh, let me see! There was this little thing called 9/11 and Muslims killing Americans all over the world.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#814194 Nov 30, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
And in your world, the government should restrict American's right to depend on capital gains. It is not the governments money. You keep yourfucking hand out and rely on the government to take care of you. I will continue to rely on my brokers advice.
Peace
KMA
I know this will be a shocker for you but people depended on capital gains before the Bush tax cuts.

I know. I know. Call me crazy but really, they did. People even invested then. They had stocks & the economy flourished.

You are becoming comical.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#814195 Nov 30, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Obama has been pushing that for months & McConnell & crybaby Boehner (rhymes with toner) evidently were too stupid to know that & acted shocked.
Just how stupid are you people?
Clearly nowhere near as stupid as you.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#814196 Nov 30, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Compassionate conservative is just another way to say progressive.
So you have a history of voting for progressive candidates ... duly noted.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#814197 Nov 30, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The key word there is 'projected'. Uh, let me see! There was this little thing called 9/11 and Muslims killing Americans all over the world.
Where "all over the world" were they killing Americans?

Your other implication, that 9/11 cost $6 trillion is just absurd.

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