Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250332 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#815804 Dec 3, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Voters in 2012 had clear choice and rejected your side!
Astonishing, isn't it?

We'll know soon enough who made the right or wrong decision after January 1.

Some of us just don't believe the middle class will be immune from increased taxes. No matter what Obama did or didn't say. He said Obamacare wouldn't cost one thin dime too.
carol

Orlando, FL

#815805 Dec 3, 2012
Homer wrote:
Not much going on on this thread since we dodged that huge bullet known as the Romney presidency.
I guess most people are spending these days breathing sighs of relief.
Stick around. The fun hasn't even started yet. Beginning January 1, the truth will be made known - to one of us.
raccoon tour

Luxembourg

#815806 Dec 3, 2012
Hi, carol, baby, ready fo' you daily ride on the wrinkly purple pony?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#815807 Dec 3, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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No, missed it, I'll watch the repeat. Who was on?
It was good featuring a N Korean lifelong prisoner who escaped and is sharing his horror story and also doctors from Health Management Associates which is a must view for anyone interested in how the Affordable Care Act will eventually weed out million$ if not billion$ of dishonest medical practices at hospital and other levels of health care.

I think if you google Health Management Associates 60 Minutes you'll get a preview.
raccoon tour

Luxembourg

#815808 Dec 3, 2012
The old man sat in his chair an' glared at the screen. "Goddam, wiseass! I'll kill him! I'll kill him!" His daughter heard him and came into the room and found him gripping the arms of the chair in his birdlike talons. "Calm down, daddy, or we'll have to turn it off."

Her father blinked and looked at her and the anger drained out of his sagging features. He relaxed back down into the seat and the middle-aged woman he despised retreated from the room and pulled the door nearly to. Before she was even out of earshot he began to mumble, "I will kill you! I will kill you!!!"
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#815809 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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Stick around. The fun hasn't even started yet. Beginning January 1, the truth will be made known - to one of us.
Yes it will, you on the other hand will be watching Fox News.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815810 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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electroshock? is it free? i could use a little memory loss after a morning session with you quasi-realty wingnuts.
Well no consultation round for you then...because NOTHING in my REAL world has EVER been "free".

Sowwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeee lol.
raccoon tour

Luxembourg

#815811 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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Stick around. The fun hasn't even started yet. Beginning January 1, the truth will be made known - to one of us.
Oh for goodness sakes, carol. You wouldn't know the truth if it ran up your ass and sang Yankee Doodle Dandy. Now bend over and spread them cheeks. Daddy needs some brownish sugar.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#815812 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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No matter how it happens, Obama won't be going over the cliff...
According to senior administration officials, Obama is not eager to go over the cliff, but he is willing. If no deal is reached by the end of the month, all the Bush tax cuts—for the rich and not-rich—will evaporate. Obama would then demand in early January that the new Congress immediately pass legislation to reinstate the lower tax rates for the bottom 98 percent. Boehner and the Republicans presumably will find it difficult to say no and insist they will only vote for such tax relief if it includes breaks for the wealthy or cuts in Medicare and other government spending. As a Democratic strategist close to the White House says, "For years we've tried to make the case that the Republicans are willing to hold up tax cuts for 98 percent to help the guys at the top. This is the cleanest shot we've gotten at this."
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/j...
but the republicans will be going all the way to the bottom.
They are so screwed.
Love it. I say do it and let the American people see who the Republicans really care about. Let them show their true colors.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#815813 Dec 3, 2012
j sebring wrote:
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Galt is always in campaign mode.
He's currently helping to elect Hillary in 2016.
Go tell it to Charlie Manson.

The Democrat Party will never nominate another white candidate for President.
raccoon tour

Luxembourg

#815815 Dec 3, 2012
Carol the Fancy Fortune Teller sat at her booth at the Harvest Fair and shouted out to the passerby, "Read you fortune for a quarter! Find out about when you will find true love!"
carol

Orlando, FL

#815816 Dec 3, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yes it will, you on the other hand will be watching Fox News.
Exactly. Like I said, one of us will know the truth. Which more than likely will be me. Because people like O'Reilly and Krauthammer aren't part of the Obama Team Cheerleading Squad.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815817 Dec 3, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That's what you do
Projecting yourself again psycho-lunaTic nutcase stalker?

You really should have that checked out.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815818 Dec 3, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Seasonal cash businesses that have no overhead or benefits and pay no taxes help the economy and don't feed the government monster.
I know, isn't great to see some again lol.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#815819 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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It was actually in February 2009, three months after his election in 2008.
He called for $3.6 trillion in spending in 2010 estimating that $2.4 trillion in revenue will be collected.
The question is: Did he estimate correctly?
However, consider this:
Obama exceeds all former presidents in extravagant and very costly White House dinners.
Two years ago, an extravaganza held for Mexican President Felipe Calderon included a performance by Beyonce and cost the taxpayers $969,793.
The dinner for the prime minister of India cost nearly half a million dollars.
Dinners for Chinese President Hu Jintao and British Prime Minister David Cameron were of the same level of extravagance.
I'm sure you would agree this kind of spending seems unfair with so many Americans out of work.
Watch out, Lorac's been reading Newsmax again!!

Will the whining little Carol ever face the fact that Obama won and her merry band of nitwits lost??

Elections have consequences. One is that you nitwsits need to STFU after losing the past election bigtime!!

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While you're at it, consider this;

President George W. Bush spent over 124 million taxpayer dollars on trips to his ranch in Crawford, TX, and using John Boehner’s logic we demand that the GOP pay us back.

While trying to distract America from the fact that his own caucus passed a budget that would double the interest rate on student loans, Speaker of the House John Boehner is whipping up the faux outrage over the cost of President Obama’s travel this week. Today, Boehner said,“This week, the President traveled across the country on taxpayers’ dime, at a cost of $179,000 an hour, insisting that Congress fix a problem that we were already working on. Frankly, I think this is beneath the dignity of the White House.”

Not surprisingly, John Boehner was totally silent when President George W. Bush was setting the presidential record for most vacation days. Bush was not only on vacation more than any other president. He spent more money on non-official travel than any other president in American history. As president, George W. Bush used Air Force One to fly to his ranch in Crawford, TX for vacation.

Boehner’s comments about the cost of Obama’s travel got us thinking about how much money the Republican Party owes taxpayers for George W. Bush’s non-official vacation travels. Using a method that we have cleverly coined Boehner Math, this is what we came up with.

Number of George W. Bush flights for vacation in Crawford, TX: 77

Cost of running Air Force One:$179,000/hour

Flight time one way from the White House to Crawford: 4.5 hours

Cost of one way flight:$805,500

Roundtrip cost:$1,611,000

Total cost to taxpayers of Bush’s vacation trips to the ranch:$124,047,000

Unlike President Bush who used Air Force One as personal vacation and campaign jet, President Obama’s events were held to discuss the public policy issue of the impending increase in the student loan interest rate. Bush spent over $124 million of our tax dollars flying to Crawford to clear brush, and while he was doing this Republicans like John Boehner never demanded that he pay back the cost of his travel to the taxpayers.

Boehner and the Republican Party just don’t get it. This is a non-issue, and if they really want people to look into the cost of presidential travel, they aren’t going to like the results. They are not going to be able to paint Obama as a presidential globetrotter whose largesse is coming on the taxpayer dime.

Instead of creating a distraction issue, Boehner and the Republican Party attack on President Obama has alerted the American people to the fact that they owe us a whole lot of money. And we would like to be paid.

George W. Bush and the Republican Party owe taxpayers over $124 million, so until Boehner and Bush pay us back, the Speaker needs to keep his hypocrisy infected mouth closed.""

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#815820 Dec 3, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're showing both your age and your small town life's experience again pally__oh and that you haven't a clue about sales taxes.
You're thinking about church or non-profit sales__private sales are a different animal.
Sure. And all cash sales in all businesses, seasonal or not, actually get rung up and sales taxes are paid.

Surely you know that some cash businesses pay their employees in cash, "off the books", with no Social Security or tax withholding.

The higher the taxes, the more the economy goes underground.
carol

Orlando, FL

#815821 Dec 3, 2012
raccoon tour wrote:
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Oh for goodness sakes, carol. You wouldn't know the truth if it ran up your ass and sang Yankee Doodle Dandy. Now bend over and spread them cheeks. Daddy needs some brownish sugar.
Go find your sister then...or your mother...whichever...doesn't really matter to you, I'm sure.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815822 Dec 3, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Kerrrriiist! She's totally, totally "out there"
So, Cucinelli is not against homosexuality, but just against their "acts"!!
Ok, so you can be gay but not have sex because it gives little boy Cucinelli a tingle!
What a nutjob.
and tell them about your pedophillic sexual deviances while you're at it....freak.
raccoon tour

Luxembourg

#815823 Dec 3, 2012
The wizened old man appeared out of the crowd and carol could just see the stirrings of passion in his rheumy old eyes... "Read your fortune for a quarter, step right up..."

The old man did step up and he held out his bony hand and carol took it... it was surprisingly sticky she thought, but went ahead and read it anyway...

"Hmmmmm, long life line alright," they both chuckled, "and you'll find love late in life." She and he both looked up and it was easy to tell the old man's heart was breaking. "Oh no, honey," carol said. "Not me, don't fall in love with me." But it was too late, she could see that.

Carol sighed, and took off her turban, "C'mon, pal, we'd better go get a cup of coffee." And the old man followed her off down the midway like a chastened puppy.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#815824 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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It was actually in February 2009, three months after his election in 2008.
He called for $3.6 trillion in spending in 2010 estimating that $2.4 trillion in revenue will be collected.
The question is: Did he estimate correctly?
However, consider this:
Obama exceeds all former presidents in extravagant and very costly White House dinners.
Two years ago, an extravaganza held for Mexican President Felipe Calderon included a performance by Beyonce and cost the taxpayers $969,793.
The dinner for the prime minister of India cost nearly half a million dollars.
Dinners for Chinese President Hu Jintao and British Prime Minister David Cameron were of the same level of extravagance.
I'm sure you would agree this kind of spending seems unfair with so many Americans out of work.
How much did Bush spend? Do you know???

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