Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263162 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: Nov 12

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#817182 Dec 5, 2012
IToldYouSo wrote:
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And your point? Oh must be people that don't understand what's going in will believe anything.
Remember the CNN Effect? Back when the first cable news network had the field to itself, scholars used to argue about its impact on foreign policy. Some said that CNN's 24/7 coverage forced the U.S. government to act too quickly in response to graphic TV images and public pressure. How high-minded that seems in a cable news world that's now under the influence of the Fox News Effect.

Fox News Channel's impact on TV news has been so pervasive and profound that it's hard to believe the network is only 10 years old. FNC's flashy graphics, frenetic pace and opinionated hosts have spawned imitators across the spectrum. Compare CNN's Lou Dobbs today — with his on-camera rants about immigration and outsourcing — to the staid Dobbs who anchored the old "Moneyline," and it's obvious he's been "Foxified." Check out MSNBC's multilayered graphics, complete with scrolling text and whooshing sound effects, and the Fox imprint is clear.

None of that seemed likely when FNC launched. CNN was well established, and two-month-old MSNBC was seen as the comer, with its corporate backing and established news pedigree. CNN's Ted Turner boasted that he'd squash Fox News "like a bug." Even the head of Fox News admits it started way behind. "We had no newsgathering operation..no studios, no equipment, no employees, no stars, no talent and no confidence from anybody," Roger Ailes is quoted as saying in Scott Collins' book, "Crazy Like a Fox."

But the new channel did have two things the other guys lacked: a target audience and a visionary leader. Ailes, a former political consultant for Republican candidates, knew exactly what he wanted Fox to be, and it definitely wasn't a clone of the other two. While planning the new channel, he claims to have watched CNN for a solid week and found it excruciatingly boring.

http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp...
Homer

Effort, PA

#817183 Dec 5, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Homer can play the word game all he chooses, but the reality is that higher tax rates will hurt the economy.
Why would anyone harvest a profit in a stock when the government, federal and state, will take almost 50% of the profit? Better to wait for a more rational tax system.
Let the tax cuts for the rich expire, besides it'll be fun to watch you squeal.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#817184 Dec 5, 2012
30 pages?

I don't have time for this.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#817185 Dec 5, 2012
Eman wrote:
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They are doing that to avoid the obamacare tax. Do you suppose the cbo will have to reassess it's cost figures for obamacare?
Oh hell yeah and the numbers won't be pretty.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#817188 Dec 5, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Between you & Flack, you can tell you have no business experience.
Actually, if all these corporations prepay two years worth of dividends, it would be a stimulus to the economy.
You assume people are going to spend it. Most likely it will go into a savings account or used to buy non-dividend stocks.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817189 Dec 5, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Between you & Flack, you can tell you have no business experience.
Actually, if all these corporations prepay two years worth of dividends, it would be a stimulus to the economy.
Nah, according to you only the filthy rich own stock or collect dividends, and they will just put the money in their pockets rather than give you a break.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#817190 Dec 5, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Between you & Flack, you can tell you have no business experience.
Actually, if all these corporations prepay two years worth of dividends, it would be a stimulus to the economy.
Or in my case they will be reinvested into more company stock.
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#817194 Dec 5, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Let the tax cuts for the rich expire, besides it'll be fun to watch you squeal.
How do you make ends meet on less than 50k?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817198 Dec 5, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Romney should have publicly demanded that Akin withdraw.
Agree, Mourdock too
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817199 Dec 5, 2012
new yawk wrote:
What kind of flower would Jane be if she were a flower?
Dead.
Snap Dragon

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#817200 Dec 5, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Let the tax cuts for the rich expire, besides it'll be fun to watch you squeal.
What will that fix? Seriously
Homer

Effort, PA

#817201 Dec 5, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
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How do you make ends meet on less than 50k?
I don't know how people do it.
Homer

Effort, PA

#817202 Dec 5, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Snap Dragon
Venus Flytrap.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817203 Dec 5, 2012
Dear Akin and Mourdock;

Please inform Mr. Cucinelli on how and why you lost your erections, oh, sorry, meant elections:

Sen. Cuccinelli, however, was outraged that his alma mater — a public state university — would host an event he believed “really just designed to push sex and sexual libertine behavior as far, fast and furiously as possibly.” Among Cuccinelli’s objections to the event:

•Upset about an (ultimately scrapped) plan to raffle off sex toys at the fair, he said the event would “push every form of sexual promiscuity there is out there.”
•Upset that some of the advertising for the event was paid for out of student activity fees, he said,“”This is a how-to fun fair for sex. This isn’t education. This is pushing sex. It’s encouraging it… It doesn’t swell me with pride to see my alma mater putting on a soft porn show.”
•Upset that “aphrodisiacs” including Hershey’s Kisses, cucumber slices, strawberry Jello-O, and oyster crackers were given out at the event, Cuccinelli, Black, and three other Republican legislators wrote to the GMU’s president,“We appropriated $33.1 million in FY 2005 to treat STDs and AIDS. We are concerned that the frivolous manner in which human sexuality is being treated here with GMU approval is counter productive to the best interests of Virginia citizens.”

http://thinkprogress.org/
Homer

Effort, PA

#817204 Dec 5, 2012
Eman wrote:
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What will that fix? Seriously
It's a start. What will extending them fix?

They were supposed to be temporary yet here we are almost 10 years later.
Homer

Effort, PA

#817205 Dec 5, 2012
Who knew we had so many rich people posting on this thread?
dem

Oklahoma City, OK

#817206 Dec 5, 2012
new yawk wrote:
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You get a promotion from penis licker?
You have that job secure for years to come!
Get it come...in yer mouth!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817207 Dec 5, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know how people do it.
Do you know the percentage of people who do? What about $7.50 minimum wage? After taxes thats like $12,000
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817208 Dec 5, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Venus Flytrap.
Good one!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817209 Dec 5, 2012
Homer wrote:
Who knew we had so many rich people posting on this thread?
Like Carol and Independentdummyfromkentucky? They're sick of carrying the weight!! Classic

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