Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1534746 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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Cape Canaveral, FL

#817964 Dec 7, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>We have alternative schools in my area as well. They're mostly full of dedicated teachers, who actually give a damn, and who regularly turn out students with higher than average ACT scores. Many of these are not tax-funded, however - the ones in our town are funded by private donors, and they are excellent. My elder son was skipping his high school classes regularly, until I enrolled him in the Project XII program here, and he graduated with a 5K scholarship. If not for the alternative program, he'd have dropped out or been expelled for absence, because he HATED public school.
In some areas students can enroll in community colleges in programs that allow them to complete high school and take college hours at the same time.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#817965 Dec 7, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
<quoted text>
as long as I am under $57K AND get the Clinton 15% tax rate....
I'll flip burgers all day-like you!
those who actually pay taxes have already started reducing their economic footprint. all the adjectives used as insults here by the Obamatrons like "pasty, old, white...." are also associated with the Protestant Work Ethic. sadly, that has been voted against this past November.

Bethlehem, PA

#817966 Dec 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
In the 1980s, Iraq invaded Iran with the support of the Arab states, the United States and Europe. Saddam Hussein was then considered "the defender of the Arab world" against a revolutionary Iran.
The entire international community shares the blame for Saddam's genocide against the Iraqi Kurds. For the duration of the Iran-Iraq war, Saddam was an important bulwark against the spread of Iranian-style Islamic fundamentalism.
Saddam also massacred 8000 men and young boys from the Barzani in 1983.
We and they were wrong. And we will reap what we have sown.
As usual most of are problems today can be traced back to the Reagan administration. Nothing new there.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#817967 Dec 7, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Its a graduated income tax.
We all pay from the same chart.
I pay more on some of my income as others. I am not being punished at all.
I support my country. I don't whine about it like you & consider supporting your government as punishment.
Anti-American Azzholes like you should be thrown out of this country if you don't want to support it.
"real dumb"
One more time you prove your self to be a coward. You dance and dodge and do not answer questions posed to you. You try to change the subject. One more time here is the question. Please forget about tax charts, they have nothing to do with the question. Why should any American pay a higher or lower rate than you do?
No BULLMANURE, just answer the question.
Nj raider 1

United States

#817969 Dec 7, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>What was your question again?
I have one for you: Who decided to commit the crimes putting them in prison in the first place?
Poverty does not give anyone the right to steal.
Anger does not give anyone the right to assault or batter anyone else.
Frustration does not give anyone the right to vandalize.
Youth does not give anyone the right to flaunt the law.
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Prison isn't for sissies.
Evidently you can't read. I said black crimes not common crimes & if you were born to a crackhead that sold their food stamps you would sell drugs or steal or do what you have to do for you and your siblings to survive. Don't sit up here self righteous talking about something you know nothing about. The the system been skewed since the beginning. nobody told the Wall Street bankers to run a scam on the American people sacrificing all their hard earned savings either, but you don't see not 1 of them locked up, yet a black kid gets caught with a $20 bag off rock & gets 5 to 10 yrs. I dont got to explain this to you unless your retarded. Anybody with a brain knows what I'm saying is true.

Bethlehem, PA

#817970 Dec 7, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Homer & Lincoln, two 'ignorant on the subject' posters, spreading total BS and ignorance. By the way, what students score higher in the ACT's?
I can only go by my own experiences when dealing with children/people that have been home schooled, social retards. I feel bad for them, it's going to be very tough getting by in the real world later in life.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#817971 Dec 7, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
No. Excess spending on government programs like Porkulus.
Yep, that's it. The stimulus bill did it all.

Maybe Mr Galt would explain why we were discussing the need for a stimulus action????

Ummmmmm,what could it be???

Let me think.........


Indianapolis, IN

#817972 Dec 7, 2012
David Brooks:

Over the past month, the Republican Party has changed far more than I expected. First, the people at the ideological extremes of the party have begun to self-ghettoize. The Tea Party movement attracted many people who are drawn to black and white certainties and lock-step unity. People like that have a tendency to migrate from mainstream politics, which is inevitably messy and impure, to ever more marginal oases of purity.

Jim DeMint, for example, is leaving the Senate to go lead the Heritage Foundation. He is leaving the center of the action, where immigration, tax and other reforms will be crafted, for a political advocacy organization known more for ideological purity and fund-raising prowess than for creativity, curiosity or intellectual innovation.

Second, politics is being reborn. For a time, Republican candidates like Richard Mourdock of Indiana proudly declared that they didn’t believe in compromise. Political activists spent more time purging deviationists than in trying to attract new converts.

But that mania has passed. There are increasing signs that House Republicans are willing to unite behind Speaker John Boehner so he can cut a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff.” There has been an epidemic of open-mindedness as Republicans try to win minority votes and create a version of their party that can be competitive in states like Connecticut and California.

Finally, there has even been some shifting of economic values, or at least in how the party presents those values. The other speaker at the Kemp dinner was Representative Paul Ryan, who spoke about how to alleviate poverty. He didn’t abandon any of his fundamental beliefs, but he framed those beliefs in a more welcoming way and opened up room for growth and new thinking.

The obligations to combat poverty, Ryan said, are beyond dispute.“The real debate is how best we can meet them. It’s whether they are better met by private groups or by government — by voluntary action or by government action. The truth is, there has to be a balance. Government must act for the common good, while leaving private groups free to do the work that only they can do.”

Like Rubio, Ryan projected a more balanced and attractive vision. He spoke with passion about those who long to rise.

The Republicans may still blow it. If President Obama is flexible and they don’t meet him partway, Republicans would contribute to a recession that would discredit them for a decade. But they are moving in the right direction and moving fast. These are first steps, and encouraging ones.

Bethlehem, PA

#817974 Dec 7, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. Nobody would need to work and we could all sit on the beach drinking beer. Mitt Romney and the "Walmarts" would be required to serve the beer. Black folks would get the best seats and the best beer.
So instead we have the exact opposite. How about finding some middle ground or do the Waltons need a few more billion?
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#817975 Dec 7, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I don't know about other towns, but that is done here. They get expelled and then have to go to an alternative school. However, if that school is filled with troublemakers, I'm not sure how that turns out, maybe some get worse, maybe others have parents who put them into private schools.
Good News for the Democrats
The unexpectedly strong performance brought the unemployment rate down to
a four-year low of 7.7% of the workforce.


#817976 Dec 7, 2012
Patriot wrote:
Watch: US gov’t charges nun, anti-nuclear activists with sabotage
Three anti-nuclear activists, inclue of injuring national-defense premises under the Sabotage Arepresenting the three.[...]
Rice said she was unmoved by the additional years in federal prison she and her fellow demonstrators now face.“We have considered all of that long before we went in,” she said.“We feel this is something to give our lives for.”
[...] As the case proceeds it will likely remain an embarrassment for the federal government, which failed to secure the enrichment facility against three aging pec that has largely ignored the movement since the end of the Cold War.[...]
In response to a question about whether the protesters did “willfully injure, destroy and contaminate, and attempt to injure, destroy and contaminate national-defense premises,” as the indictment charges, Rice said,“Each of the verbs you have repeated would apply to what the government would do in the nuclear weapons industry alone.”lear-actsts-with-sabota ge-video

Bethlehem, PA

#817977 Dec 7, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The Obama FEMA response in New York and New Jersey has been a total failure, worse than Katrina, which is no surprise.
LOL! Simply not true. I have friends, family, co-workers living in all of the effected areas, they will all tell you the fantastic job that has been done. Can you actually ever speak the truth? Just once? Come on give it a shot, I dare ya.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#817978 Dec 7, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Correct. Limbaugh's business model is to provide the program content to the stations in exchange for advertising time that he markets.
..... plus sinking the chances of the republicans in 2012.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817979 Dec 7, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Prosecute them for sales of illicit substances.
Except that rarely happens, and even if it does, there may be no jail time involved for juveniles. So they remain in school.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#817980 Dec 7, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>In some areas students can enroll in community colleges in programs that allow them to complete high school and take college hours at the same time.
I like that idea. Many of our regular high schools are implementing it as well. I also support some type of community service requirement for graduation from high school.

Bethlehem, PA

#817981 Dec 7, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Pure stupid.


#817982 Dec 7, 2012

Bethlehem, PA

#817983 Dec 7, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
Good News for the Democrats
The unexpectedly strong performance brought the unemployment rate down to
a four-year low of 7.7% of the workforce.
Stock market back up too. Time to drag out the Benghazi story again.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817984 Dec 7, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
December 6, 2012 - U.S. Voters Trust Obama, Dems To Avoid Fiscal Cliff, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Tax The Rich, But Don't Touch Medicare, Voters Say
Great. The perfect formula for mushrooming the debt.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817985 Dec 7, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>In some areas students can enroll in community colleges in programs that allow them to complete high school and take college hours at the same time.
Not much use when they can't read.

Besides, why reward troublemakers?

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