Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264232 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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#815415 Dec 2, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Or homeless people
Ha!

Wonder if he posts from the library?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#815416 Dec 2, 2012
Linda wrote:
<quoted text>I agree.
This time of year, worth a repeat of an old story:
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
......Abraham Lincoln
This should be engraved into every Liberal/Socialist's forehead.

The hard part would be having to use a chisel and hammer.
GOPidiotsx

Chicago, IL

#815417 Dec 2, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"silly"
You will believe anything won't you? You know and i know the post you responded to is BULLMANURE. Notice the lying poster offered no support for the crap he spews.
Peace
Read a newspaper, dumbass. FL virtual school scam has been in every FL paper. FL virtual school was Jeb's baby.

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#815418 Dec 2, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL! Well, here's one for ya:
http://s8.postimage.org/5jolhgmkl/560980_4138...
Double Ha!
carol

Orlando, FL

#815419 Dec 2, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Top marginal rates under Eisenhower were in the 90% range, it helped pay off the debt from WWII. It was considered "patriotic".
President Eisenhower's economic policy was a series of initiatives to strengthen the market-based and market-directed economy and enhance personal freedom.

Under the Eisenhower administration the economy had greatly expanded with the Dow Jones Industrials stock market index more than doubling (from 288 to 634).

Under Eisenhower there was a large governmental economic stimulus in the form of legislation establishing the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.

The Eisenhower years were marked by low unemployment and low inflation. And the national debt indeed declined further.

So, basically, no comparison.

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#815420 Dec 2, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"silly"
You will believe anything won't you? You know and i know the post you responded to is BULLMANURE. Notice the lying poster offered no support for the crap he spews.
Peace
If you were smart you'd have copied and pasted the post to which you refer because nobody's gonna go back and look for it.

But, you're not smart ...
GOPidiotsx

Chicago, IL

#815421 Dec 2, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Because you idiots couldn't pick the right guy, Ron Paul, because you idiots thought he was "unelectable". Evidently he was every bit as unelectable as Mitt. Y'all had an opportunity to present a clear contrast but instead went with the slightly whiter shade of Obama.
Serves you right.
Paul had a significant following among young voters too, but the GOP thinks young voters are stupid and don't vote. Oops. With all the talk about the evils of contraception, those young voters will be Democrats for life.

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#815422 Dec 2, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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This should be engraved into every Liberal/Socialist's forehead.
The hard part would be having to use a chisel and hammer.
Lincoln never wrote or said that but figure you to swallow it hook, line, and sinker.
GOPidiotsx

Chicago, IL

#815423 Dec 2, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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This should be engraved into every Liberal/Socialist's forehead.
The hard part would be having to use a chisel and hammer.
Should be a piece of cake for you since you're living in the stone age.
carol

Orlando, FL

#815424 Dec 2, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Because you idiots couldn't pick the right guy, Ron Paul, because you idiots thought he was "unelectable". Evidently he was every bit as unelectable as Mitt. Y'all had an opportunity to present a clear contrast but instead went with the slightly whiter shade of Obama.
Serves you right.
Considering the choice of leadership - a proven failure on economic policies and a proven success - it should have been a no brainer.

Out of over 120 million voters, winning by only 3 million isn't earth shattering.

Hurricane Sandy turned the tides more than anything else.

Yet, people are still suffering in New York and New Jersey despite the "presidential" photo ops and the opportunity for Obama to "look" presidential.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#815425 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
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You didn't mention the women in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule.
Punishments against women by the Taliban in Afghanistan were often carried out publicly either as formal spectacles held in sports stadiums or town squares or spontaneous street beatings.
In October 1996, a woman had the tip of her thumb cut off for wearing nail varnish.
In December 1996, 225 Kabul women had been seized and punished for violating the sharia code of dress. The sentence was handed down by a tribunal and the women were lashed on their legs and backs for their misdemeanor.
In May 1997, five female CARE International employees were forced from their vehicle by members of the religious police. The guards used a public address system to insult and harass the women before striking them with a metal and leather whip almost 5 feet in length.
In 1999, a mother of seven was executed in front of 30,000 spectators in Kabulís Ghazi Sport stadium for allegedly murdering her abusive husband. She was imprisoned for three years and extensively tortured prior to the execution, yet she refused to plead her innocence in a bid to protect her daughter (reportedly the actual culprit).
When a Taliban raid discovered a woman running an informal school in her apartment, they beat the children and threw the woman down a flight of stairs (breaking her leg) and then imprisoned her. They threatened to stone her family publicly if she refused to sign a declaration of loyalty to the Taliban and their laws.
An Afghan girl named Bibi Aisha was promised to a new family through a tribal method of solving disputes known as baad. When she fled the violence girls often suffer under baad, her new family found her and a Taliban commander ordered her punished as an example, "lest other girls in the village try to do the same thing". Her ears and nose were cut off and she was left for dead in the mountains, but survived.
Failure to comply with Taliban's threats led to women being shot and killed as was the case of 22-year old Hossai in July 2010.
Many punishments were carried out by individual militias without the sanction of Taliban authorities as it was against official Taliban policy to punish women in the street.
...You're on the wrong side. Of just about everything.
Empathy is a word and only a word to Tenzing types. Describing the loss of political/economic freedoms or the torture of innocents to many Liberals is like trying to describe a disembowelment to a blind deaf mute. You can't reach into the depths of a shallow mind.
carol

Orlando, FL

#815426 Dec 2, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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You didn't ask a question. You framed a statement as a question, a laughable ploy frequently employed by our friends at Fox "News". Figures you'd pick up on it and parrot it.
The question was clear...will unemployment benefits go on indefinitely...considering jobs will be more scarce when taxes and regulations increase next year.
GOPidiotsx

Chicago, IL

#815427 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
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President Eisenhower's economic policy was a series of initiatives to strengthen the market-based and market-directed economy and enhance personal freedom.
Under the Eisenhower administration the economy had greatly expanded with the Dow Jones Industrials stock market index more than doubling (from 288 to 634).
Under Eisenhower there was a large governmental economic stimulus in the form of legislation establishing the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
The Eisenhower years were marked by low unemployment and low inflation. And the national debt indeed declined further.
So, basically, no comparison.
Imagine all that, even with a top marginal tax rate of 90%. How did all the 'job creators' survive?

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#815428 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
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President Eisenhower's economic policy was a series of initiatives to strengthen the market-based and market-directed economy and enhance personal freedom.
Under the Eisenhower administration the economy had greatly expanded with the Dow Jones Industrials stock market index more than doubling (from 288 to 634).
Under Eisenhower there was a large governmental economic stimulus in the form of legislation establishing the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
The Eisenhower years were marked by low unemployment and low inflation. And the national debt indeed declined further.
So, basically, no comparison.
Your stupid shines through as usual. No comparison?

Just the fact that the DJIA doubled under Obama's four years as opposed to Ike's eight and that a "large governmental economic stimulus" was the hallmark of Obama's first term practically begs no comparison at all!

Ike saw 7.5% unemployment during the 1958 recession.

Don't know where you copied and pasted this from but you should get a different source.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#815429 Dec 2, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Exactly, a broad rejection of the Republican Party. Time to regroup and come up with a realistic face for the party. This comic book shi t they've been playing on Fox for the last fifteen years don't play anymore.
A classic display of wanting to shoot the messenger for bringing the message. Fifteen years of hearing the truth has left you with migraines. The only thing worse than exposing you to the truth would be to sprinkle Holy Water on your Liberal-Possessed Orc body.

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#815430 Dec 2, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
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Paul had a significant following among young voters too, but the GOP thinks young voters are stupid and don't vote. Oops. With all the talk about the evils of contraception, those young voters will be Democrats for life.
Probably.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#815431 Dec 2, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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If you were smart you'd have copied and pasted the post to which you refer because nobody's gonna go back and look for it.
But, you're not smart ...
Realtime and I were discussing the failure of charter schools. Let him do his own damn homework.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#815432 Dec 2, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
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Imagine all that, even with a top marginal tax rate of 90%. How did all the 'job creators' survive?
They didn't have multi million dollar packages for CEO's; corporations reinvested in their own companies.

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#815433 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
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Considering the choice of leadership - a proven failure on economic policies and a proven success - it should have been a no brainer.
Out of over 120 million voters, winning by only 3 million isn't earth shattering.
Hurricane Sandy turned the tides more than anything else.
Yet, people are still suffering in New York and New Jersey despite the "presidential" photo ops and the opportunity for Obama to "look" presidential.
You learned that Obama was a "proven failure" from the fiction out of Fox "News". Raw economic data said the opposite. I tried to tell you but you always fall back on the last thing Fox told you. Really, you should buy one of those TV's that get more than one channel.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#815434 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
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Considering the choice of leadership - a proven failure on economic policies and a proven success - it should have been a no brainer.
Out of over 120 million voters, winning by only 3 million isn't earth shattering.
Hurricane Sandy turned the tides more than anything else.
Yet, people are still suffering in New York and New Jersey despite the "presidential" photo ops and the opportunity for Obama to "look" presidential.
You're a simpleton if you think anyone can wave a magic wand and everything is fixed in one day so you can go on to the next story.
People are still suffering in New Orleans despite Bush photo ops.

It was the anti women rape talk. Made people sick inside.

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