Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252455 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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#814150 Nov 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i don't remember voting for that particular 'progressive'. you?
Very few people will admit to it these days.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#814151 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?
Jonah Goldberg: Bush prescient in ‘compassionate conservative’ approach

Compassionate conservatism increasingly faded from view after 9/11. Bush ran as a war president first and a compassionate conservative at best second in 2004. Still, it’s worth remembering that Bush won a staggering (for a Republican) 44 percent of the Hispanic vote. Mitt Romney got 27 percent.

Moreover, according to exit polls, Romney decisively beat Barack Obama on the questions of leadership, values and economic expertise but was crushed by more than 60 points on the question of which candidate “cares about people like me.”

I still don’t like compassionate conservatism or its conception of the role of government. But given the election results, I have to acknowledge that Bush was more prescient than I appreciated at the time.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20121125/NEWS080...

maybe they should follow the lead of the 'progressive' Bush. otherwise.....no more WH.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#814152 Nov 30, 2012
amazed wrote:
Morning Folks,
Thought I'd let ya'll know how your tax dollars are being spent.
Oct....can't recall all the Doctor visits but I shopped around for bargins and took the most expensive ones.
Nov....Dentist, error, I pay for that myself. To be honest dentist's are a rip off of Medicare funds. It's really just a scam, I've done my best to get it cut out.
Nov. 25th. Look out, I blew the budget wide open. Had blown out blood vessels in the esophogus and gut, not a preety site. Wife switced hats to abulance driver. She broke the record from here to there. Decided I was not done tossing up blood and headed to the Lav. Wife in hot persuit with wheel chair. In the middle of a big purge I kinda asked her to get someone to help. She only heard help and thought this would be a good time to wipe my mouth. Bad Idea, never block the exit in the middle of a blood vomit. Enter a real nurse wisking me off to behind the curtains and leaving the Men's Room looking like a Crime scene.
About that time my heart thought it was a good time to just quiver, not good for pumping blood. Long story short, heart got back into rythem, 2 blood transfusions, into the operating room, banded off 5 vessels.
I'm worth it folks, I'm worth it!
Today is some heart expert that will work on the heart quiver issue. Looks like an upgrade to a defib.
Keep smiling! Can someone lead a hand, this cross is getting heavy.
Be nice ifn the ECONOMY would allow fer it again. SOME of us DON'T like seeing our LOVED ones especially, have to SUFFER burdens of OTHERS crosses of their OWN doings especially!!!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#814153 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.
Good choice Homer-that fame stuff is just SOOOOOO fleeting, and seemingly VERY UNfullfilling (just look at all the whackedout nutjobs like Derbil, in that place called HollyWIERD of CaliPHONYborkia!!)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#814154 Nov 30, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Very few people will admit to it these days.
i've been getting:'He was better than the other guy so I had no choice' BS. a disclaimer of ill repute.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#814155 Nov 30, 2012
Topic Reminder Service wrote:
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office.
He was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote.
Born: August 4, 1961 (age 51), Honolulu
Full name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Parents: Ann Dunham, Barack Obama Sr.
Siblings: Maya Soetoro-Ng, George Obama, Mark Ndesandjo, David Ndesandjo, Malik Abongo Obama, Bernard Obama, Auma Obama, Abo ObamaMore
Education: Harvard Law School (1988–1991), Columbia University (1981–1983), Occidental College (1979–1981), Punahou School (1971–1979), Basuki School (1970–1971), St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School (1968–1970), Noelani Elementary School (1966–1967)More
Children: Natasha Obama, Malia Ann Obama
Who cares, He may have been born in 1961, but the place of birth is wrong, Impeachment is looming, Watch out...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#814156 Nov 30, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney should have turned down the invitation...quietly and privately.
Obama is just using Romney.
It is a tradition for the two candidates to meet after the election. Normally done without much fanfare. Of course Obama can never let a photo op go to waste.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#814157 Nov 30, 2012
Stoneman wrote:
<quoted text>
The balanced budget had to be shoved down Clinton's throat by the Conservative Congress. BJ Clinton even shut down the gubbermint for weeks, trying to force them to accept liberal-business-as-usual buying votes with Welfare.
Now you Socialist/Democrats want credit for reforming Welfare?
The budget took a dive when liberal Republicans replaced the conservatives in early 2000, then exploded when Princess Pelosi and the entitlement kings on the left took BOTH houses of Congress in 2006.
If you want balanced budgets, kick out the Socialist/Democrats and liberal Republicans, replace them with Conservatives.
By the way, do you think Lord Obama will EVER have a budget? It's been years since the federal gubbermint operated with one. Seems like Lord Obama doesn't want to be constrained to ANY budget.
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?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#814158 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.
not a parallel wall to be found in those rooms. the Strat would sound great. could even throw in a Helmholtz or 2 just for you.
ElvisParsleyFlak e

London, KY

#814159 Nov 30, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
Are the Democrats financing the Tea Party?
Tea Party mission to keep the Senate Democratic!
"Yew aint nuthin but a ghettorat...whining all the time...aint nuthing but a ghetto rat...whining all the time...aint nuthing but a ghettorat and yew aint no friend a mine..."

Uncle Pawlie....is that yew??? Yew better hush or Ah'm a'getting out the super duper plaskit strawer AN duh spitballs, an taking aims fer the back a yer head ol' man lol.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#814160 Nov 30, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares, He may have been born in 1961, but the place of birth is wrong, Impeachment is looming, Watch out...
You're a birther? lol
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#814161 Nov 30, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It is a tradition for the two candidates to meet after the election. Normally done without much fanfare. Of course Obama can never let a photo op go to waste.
You're an idiot. Obama created the fanfare? Flack getting worse.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#814162 Nov 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
not a parallel wall to be found in those rooms. the Strat would sound great. could even throw in a Helmholtz or 2 just for you.
Are you trying to tempt me into becoming a rock star or merely trying to ply your wares?
ElvisParsleyFlak e

London, KY

#814163 Nov 30, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
JESUS STAND PROUD AS THE CENTURION GATHER HIS WHIP. THEN THE ROMAN FLICK THE THING OUT THERE WITH PRACTICED EFFICIENCY AN' HE CARVE OUT ONE OF JESUS' EYES. HE POP IT OUT LIKE A BON BON AN' THE DOGS SCUFFLE FO' IT IN THE DIRT. JESUS MAINTAIN HIS DIGNITY EVEN WITH JUS' THE ONE EYE AN' STAND FAST AGAINST THE HORRIBLE ONSLAUGHT... TO NO END WHATSOEVER... GIVEN THE TUSSLE BETWEEN JESUS AND THE WHIP, JESUS WILL LOSE... BADLY. IT IS FORETOLD.
PS-gimme that whip, I'll stick it somewhere where it'll be glad it's living in a COMMIETIC, gubbermint FEMA trailer for LOSERTICS.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#814164 Nov 30, 2012
Stoneman wrote:
<quoted text>
The balanced budget had to be shoved down Clinton's throat by the Conservative Congress. BJ Clinton even shut down the gubbermint for weeks, trying to force them to accept liberal-business-as-usual buying votes with Welfare.
Now you Socialist/Democrats want credit for reforming Welfare?
The budget took a dive when liberal Republicans replaced the conservatives in early 2000, then exploded when Princess Pelosi and the entitlement kings on the left took BOTH houses of Congress in 2006.
If you want balanced budgets, kick out the Socialist/Democrats and liberal Republicans, replace them with Conservatives.
By the way, do you think Lord Obama will EVER have a budget? It's been years since the federal gubbermint operated with one. Seems like Lord Obama doesn't want to be constrained to ANY budget.
Clinton + Republican Congress got us a balanced budget.

Then Clinton left

Bush + basically same Congress got s debt & deficits.

What changed? Certainly, if it were the Republicans that pushed Clinton into it, those balanced budgets would have continued. But hey, who am I to argue with a dumbass like you.

Obamahas presented a budget every year.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#814165 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?
Bush, unfunded wars, Bush, Republicans, Bush, unfunded tax cuts, Bush, Democrats going along with Bush and the Republicans
the_rac_on_teur

Oklahoma City, OK

#814166 Nov 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
tennis.
are you better at doubles or singles?

clay, grass, or hard court?
ElvisParsleyFlak e

London, KY

#814167 Nov 30, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares, He may have been born in 1961, but the place of birth is wrong, Impeachment is looming, Watch out...
Sixteen's awrful young ta be a starting college too-blest he's heart!!!

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#814168 Nov 30, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Bush was a progressive. When are you going to understand that and quit playing the left/right games the progressives have set up for you?
Bush acted with the full support of the Republicans in Congress including Paul Ryan.

I guess you are telling us they were all "progressives"?
the_rac_on_teur

Oklahoma City, OK

#814169 Nov 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Jonah Goldberg: Bush prescient in ‘compassionate conservative’ approach
Compassionate conservatism increasingly faded from view after 9/11. Bush ran as a war president first and a compassionate conservative at best second in 2004. Still, it’s worth remembering that Bush won a staggering (for a Republican) 44 percent of the Hispanic vote. Mitt Romney got 27 percent.
Moreover, according to exit polls, Romney decisively beat Barack Obama on the questions of leadership, values and economic expertise but was crushed by more than 60 points on the question of which candidate “cares about people like me.”
I still don’t like compassionate conservatism or its conception of the role of government. But given the election results, I have to acknowledge that Bush was more prescient than I appreciated at the time.
http://www.omaha.com/article/20121125/NEWS080...
maybe they should follow the lead of the 'progressive' Bush. otherwise.....no more WH.
Lets see how 'militant' you are....

does it bother you having to say 'WHITEhouse'?

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