Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1345854 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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Since: May 11

Loysville, 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

Orlando, 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

Indianapolis, IN

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

Since: May 11

Loysville, 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

Indianapolis, IN

#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

Oklahoma City, OK

#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

Indianapolis, IN

#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:
<quoted text>
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

Loysville, PA

#814194 Nov 30, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"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:
<quoted text>
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.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#814198 Nov 30, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush acted with the full support of the Republicans in Congress including Paul Ryan.
I guess you are telling us they were all "progressives"?
Did they cut the government back to the constitution? Did they try to get the federal government out of our lives? No. Then they are progressives. It's really not that hard to understand once you clear the brainwashing from your mind.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#814199 Nov 30, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Compassionate conservative is just another way to say progressive.
Don't blame me, you voted for him twice. I voted for Gore and can only imagine where we'd be today, probably just about to pay off the national debt.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#814200 Nov 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
a quick look says down.
Ok. I didn't look. That may be bad, that may be good. Depends on why.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#814201 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.
Really, 9-11!!! Bush is resolved did no wrong.

How about reducing revenues at a time of war & expansion of government.

Yep, we need to spend hundreds of billions so lets cut hundreds of billions on revenues. Brilliant!!!!!

How about wasting hundreds of billions in Iraq. How about unfunded expansions top Medicare.

Record Earmarks.

Bush could have rallied this country to pay for that expansion to protect the homeland.

He could have gone after Bin Laden in Afghanistan without committing us to over a decade of war & nation building.

Here is a fact.

The fact is that we had a balanced budget & were on a path to paying down the debt,.

The exact same thing you bitch about not having every freaking day of your miserable life.

And yet you are too stupid to know it. Too stupid to admit why we no longer have it.

Instead all you do is blame Obama & the Democrats.

How GD pathetic can you get.

If you actually believe the crap you post, you would never ever vote for anther Republican.
carol

Orlando, FL

#814203 Nov 30, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
No. Fight them and make them force their way into disaster, but don't cooperate.
If they do that, they will become the scapegoats and labeled the party of "no".

They need to become the party of "you own it". It would paralyze a lot of democrats since many are seeking reelection, unlike Obama.

This gridlock hurts republicans more than democrats. They should say "since no one's listening to us, we're outta here" and make sure the American public knows which party is the only one playing this no-win game.

If the majority want what the democrats offer, let them have it. All of it. The republicans can say we didn't have a thing to do with it. They can offer the same solutions that were rejected.

It's going to have to get really bad before people realize their mistake. Blaming republicans are what democrats are counting on.

That's what they do.

Republicans can't be blamed if they tell Americans, "We went along with what the majority wanted...but maybe now you'll listen to us."

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