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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813942 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
After House Republicans balked at President Obama's opening bid in the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a statement on Thursday night urging Speaker John Boehner to make a counter offer and lay his cards on the table.
“If House Republicans consider the President’s budget a ‘new’ offer, then we await their counteroffer," Schumer said. "The ball is now in their court to state what they would do on entitlements and taxes. They have given no specifics so far.”
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/s...
well played.
Only for fools who think this is just a game.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#813944 Nov 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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No. Bush was not a Conservative and Conservatives feel no need to make excuses for his mistakes.
exactly

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#813945 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.

Hey dummy, how about if we go back to everything associated with Mr. Budget Surplus Clinton, including spending?

Things were great then, right?
Mitt Wrongney

El Monte, CA

#813946 Nov 29, 2012
Congratulate PRESIDENT OBAMA for keeping AMERICA SAFE.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813947 Nov 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Or at least start imposing some CAPS--like only one suckering one baby daddee baby per five years--NO fweerider cost of living increases!!
Perhaps we could achieve a similar objective by offering a bonus for abortions. The economics would be favorable.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#813949 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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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".
Rush says Obumbles the re distributor has no interest in cutting spending, anywhere, anytime. We'll see.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813950 Nov 29, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Not in the United States doll__where were you living at the time?
You right wing stooges are so fkn interested in the bullsht you want to say on here that you don't pay any attention to what others have to say.
You're wrong again, but what else is new.

Hand out mortgages with nothing down and defaults are sure to follow.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#813952 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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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.
The Europeans laugh at us and him. He doesn't have a personal relationship with any world leader except Hugo Chavez.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813953 Nov 29, 2012
Patriot wrote:
Head of U.N. Drug Watchdog Agency Attacks Washington and Colorado Over Marijuana Laws
The head of the UN drug watchdog agency, in a public call for a world governing (global government/governance) body to 'influence' the U.S. democratic process, has urged U.S. federal government employees to challenge new Cannabis Laws passed by We, the People in both Washington and Colorado States.
http://theintelhub.com/2012/11/29/head-of-u-n...
'They' want so bad for us all to go back to sleep - it was so much easier back then, their lies were believed so much more completely back then.
http://niv.scripturetext.com/genesis/1-11.htm
http://bible.cc/isaiah/5-20.htm
http://bible.cc/daniel/12-4.htm
The criminalization and demonization of Cannabis is a recent invention:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sula_Benet
The trouble with potheads is that they all think nobody notices that they are stoned and useless.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#813954 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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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.
The mere fact an insipid, puerile, toilet themed show like "2 1/2 Men" is the top rated show in America confirms my worst suspicions about millions of my fellow Americans, they're idiots. And i'd wager all white democrats.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813955 Nov 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Interesting. Do you think Susan Rice will be Secy of State?
Only if Obama fails to find someone less competent.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813956 Nov 29, 2012
THE ORIGINAL YAWKIE wrote:
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You've got to be angling for the title of "Most Boring Motherf***er in History."
Compared to a loser like you who deals only in obscenities?
carol

Orlando, FL

#813957 Nov 29, 2012
Dem. Patty Murray said she's ready to take us over the fiscal cliff if democrats don't get their way and raise taxes.

So let me get this straight.

Raising taxes will take us back into a recession...and democrats are threatening to ruin the economy if they can't cause another recession?

Do I have that right?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#813958 Nov 29, 2012
Mitt Wrongney wrote:
Congratulate PRESIDENT OBAMA for keeping AMERICA SAFE.
What about ambassador Stevens? Who pos Obumbles hung out to dry?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813959 Nov 29, 2012
ZENISH WISDOM wrote:
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ONLY A FOOL THINKS IT IS NOT JUST A GAME.
(Hi ugly, wanna drain a boil on Yawkie's azz?)
Go talk to Realtime. He likes your kind. Little boys who put out for sugar daddies.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813960 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
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The Europeans laugh at us and him. He doesn't have a personal relationship with any world leader except Hugo Chavez.
And perhaps the fat toad in Cairo.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813965 Nov 29, 2012
Dem wrote:
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Interesting logic, fktard!
Take a beating then laugh at the other guys sore fist.
You're the jerk who praises the Boy Messiah when he pummels you.
Go figure.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813967 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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.)
You are most likely the most prolific copy-n-paster on Topix. Can't think for yourself so flinging other people's poop is the next best thing. Fling away, jerk.
carol

Orlando, FL

#813968 Nov 29, 2012
Another inspiring story of people helping people out of kindness and compassion.

The Secret Santa, a Kansas City businessman, is giving away $100,000 this holiday season and spent the day in New Jersey and New York giving away thousands. But he says money is not the issue.

"The money is not the point at all," said the anonymous benefactor. "It's about the random acts of kindness. I'm just setting an example, and if 10 percent of the people who see me emulate what I'm doing, anybody can be a Secret Santa!"

The businessman will not divulge his name nor allow his face to be photographed, but he's been to cities across America from San Diego to Chicago to Charlotte, N.C.

...It's about random acts of kindness...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813969 Nov 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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No. Bush was not a Conservative and Conservatives feel no need to make excuses for his mistakes.
feel no need? lol

hell of an excuse from someone who probably voted for him.

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