Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#815575 Dec 3, 2012
Part of the new Defense Budget includes a clause which will ban returning veterans with head injuries or P.T.S.D. from owning firearms. The V.A. is currently required to submit the names of these veterans to the Criminal Background Check System. Supporters of the bill says it will cut down on suicides. Opponents say it will discourage veterans from seeking help. I say that no restriction is ever going to keep anybody from getting a gun.
GOPidiotsx

Chicago, IL

#815576 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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Okay, let's see if you answer these questions honestly:
Can you strengthen the weak by weakening the strong?
Can you lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer?
Can you help the poor by destroying the rich?
Can y
ou further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred?
Yes or No?
I know you haven't figured this out yet, so I'll help you out.
wage payer' AKA job creator is simply a euphemism for GOP donor.
The wealthy will hardly be destroyed by a marginal tax increase of 3%. It's the poor and working class that drive the economy by spending all their wages.
No business owner, faced with increased demand for goods will refuse to hire more workers.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#815577 Dec 3, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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I heard that Mitch McConnell has vowed to make Obama a two-term President. Any truth to the rumor?
President Obama needs to be a three or four term President. Nobody can be expected to fix everything Bush screwed up in just eight years. America needs to repeal the antiquated 22nd Amendment, and the deadly 2nd Amendment too.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#815578 Dec 3, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
Part of the new Defense Budget includes a clause which will ban returning veterans with head injuries or P.T.S.D. from owning firearms. The V.A. is currently required to submit the names of these veterans to the Criminal Background Check System. Supporters of the bill says it will cut down on suicides. Opponents say it will discourage veterans from seeking help. I say that no restriction is ever going to keep anybody from getting a gun.
You advocate people with mental illness have guns? You must have a mental illness too.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#815579 Dec 3, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Dems want everybody to believe that if they don't support Obama's policies, it's because they hate blacks. Same with Susan Rice. They say that the many black Republicans simply suffer from "white envy". They throw race into the equation every chance they get while accusing Republicans of being the "Party of Racists". Liberals are so full of sh't.
If this country was led by more people of color and less old white men we'd be a lot better off.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#815580 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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That's just a bunch of hogwash. How can that list published by someone you acknowledge as credible be wrapped in a lie if he wrote them?
You just keep backing yourself in a corner for argument's sake.
I don't acknowledge him as credible, never heard of him. That was tongue firmly in planted in cheek so naturally you missed it completely.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#815581 Dec 3, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I've never heard of schizophrenics taking showers with exterminators.
Any numbers to go with that factoid?
You're so confused. Its late.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#815582 Dec 3, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
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I know you haven't figured this out yet, so I'll help you out.
wage payer' AKA job creator is simply a euphemism for GOP donor.
The wealthy will hardly be destroyed by a marginal tax increase of 3%. It's the poor and working class that drive the economy by spending all their wages.
No business owner, faced with increased demand for goods will refuse to hire more workers.
If greedy corporations like Walmart and Mcdonalds would pay their slave workers a decent wage consumer spending would go up and the economy would improve dramatically. President Obama needs to look into the way these conglomerates treat their employees in the name of obscene profits and pass some legislation, like limiting CEO compensation. They're not going to do it on their own.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#815583 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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Raising taxes on the 1% with a $16 trillion debt, a higher than acceptable unemployment rate and additonal taxes and regulations levied on businesses in 2013 isn't going to matter without drastic cuts and major reforms.
This president is stifling the private sector, creating class warfare, proposing even more spending - and Obamacare is right around the corner. You honestly can't believe raising taxes on a mere 1% will make any difference or the middle class will be immune.
Evidently it IS an acceptable unemployment rate. Of course the right believes Obama defied history in being the only POTUS in history to be re-elected with unemployment so high (they're wrong of course but they tend to be wrong about anything to do with facts).

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#815584 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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And you're living in La La Land if you think this country isn't in deep doo-doo with a $16 trillion debt and a president who wants to punish the private sector instead of provide incentives.
Changed the subject AGAIN.

Sheesh!
nj Jersey raider 1

United States

#815585 Dec 3, 2012
He's definately not like Barack Obama! Obama is 2for2. Herman is a measily 0 for 0. He couldn't defeat me in a presidential race. Someone please tell me how being a pizza store owner qualifies someone to be president. Might as well allow a shoe salesman be president next.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#815586 Dec 3, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you haven't figured this out yet, so I'll help you out.
wage payer' AKA job creator is simply a euphemism for GOP donor.
The wealthy will hardly be destroyed by a marginal tax increase of 3%. It's the poor and working class that drive the economy by spending all their wages.
No business owner, faced with increased demand for goods will refuse to hire more workers.
An annual "Wealth Tax" on the super rich would fix the economy. Not just a tax in their income, but an annual tax on their wealth too. A 50% inheritance tax would also help and it would keep people like Rmoney, who inherited all his money, from ever getting rich and bankrupting all his companies to get even richer.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#815587 Dec 3, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Who cares? What's your point?
It should still be engraved into every Liberal/Socialist's forehead.
Always looking for fine print or some completely irrelevant tangent to pull a hissy fit with, eh? You need better bait, Dood.
If it doesn't matter why do y'all falsely attribute it to Lincoln? Why do y'all falsely attribute anything to anybody? Because y'all are so stupid if there isn't instant name recognition y'all don't know whether its a good thing or a bad thing and Lincoln just happens to be one of your favorites. Y'all do the same thing with communist rhetoric, it has to be Lenin, Marx, Stalin or a prominent Democrat saying it or y'all don't know its bad.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#815588 Dec 3, 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?
Deduction. Lots of deductions.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#815589 Dec 3, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
Part of the new Defense Budget includes a clause which will ban returning veterans with head injuries or P.T.S.D. from owning firearms. The V.A. is currently required to submit the names of these veterans to the Criminal Background Check System. Supporters of the bill says it will cut down on suicides. Opponents say it will discourage veterans from seeking help. I say that no restriction is ever going to keep anybody from getting a gun.
Nobody cares what you say. Your ignorent.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815590 Dec 3, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>If greedy corporations like Walmart and Mcdonalds would pay their slave workers a decent wage consumer spending would go up and the economy would improve dramatically. President Obama needs to look into the way these conglomerates treat their employees in the name of obscene profits and pass some legislation, like limiting CEO compensation. They're not going to do it on their own.
Yeah thats sounds great. Lets pay those with no skills even more for the skills that they do not have nor have the motivation to achieve.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815591 Dec 3, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>An annual "Wealth Tax" on the super rich would fix the economy. Not just a tax in their income, but an annual tax on their wealth too. A 50% inheritance tax would also help and it would keep people like Rmoney, who inherited all his money, from ever getting rich and bankrupting all his companies to get even richer.
More losers clamboring for that which they did not have the intellect or the motivation to achieve themselves.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815592 Dec 3, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody cares what you say. Your ignorent.
Your ignorance shows in the fact that you cannot spell ignorant.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815593 Dec 3, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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If I earned $250K, my tax rate would not go up under Obama.
You f*cking dumbasses have no clue how income taxes are calculated.
Check this one out-

...But the good fortune of one of country's wealthiest men has come at a price: an epic legal battle with his ex-wife that offered an unwelcome look behind the scenes of his lavish lifestyle and, most recently, a brewing insider trading scandal capable of toppling his empire.

Last week, federal authorities arrested Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at an affiliate of the Stamford, Conn.-based firm owned by Cohen, on charges he used illegal tips about an experimental Alzheimer's drug to net more than $276 million for his fund and others....

Court papers don't name Cohen and federal authorities won't discuss their investigation of him. But they also haven't disputed reports that Cohen is the "Hedge Fund Owner" repeatedly referenced in a criminal complaint against Martoma, marking the first time they have directly linked Cohen to a long-running probe of his firm, SAC Capital Advisors.

The papers describe how Cohen rejected the advice of his own analysts and instead bet heavily on Martoma's tips about secret data from a study of the experimental drug. After learning through Martoma in 2008 that experiments weren't going well, Cohen instructed his top trader to begin dumping stock, "and to do so in a way to not alert anyone else," the papers say....

One of US richest finds himself on the NY hot seat. AP/MSNPotitics. 12/3/2012

They ought to arrest the (big pharma) receivers of the dolluhs too.
That's what listening to greedy people will get people.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815594 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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Yeah thats sounds great. Lets pay those with no skills even more for the skills that they do not have nor have the motivation to achieve.
Big pharma should be capped and limited-and held accountable for everything they suck off of other people. And crooked dollar grubbing hedge fund managers should be capped and chained right along with them.

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