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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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817805 Dec 6, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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We need to thank the Tea Party for reelecting President Obama and giving us two senate seats.
Mitt's film was great and he may get an Oscar
Yes, and no more Allen West, now have Lois Frankel. Alan Grayson back too!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817811 Dec 6, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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you find all teachers unions, in all cases, everywhere to blame?
The unions consistently defend poor teachers and oppose any move to require performance standards.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#817812 Dec 6, 2012
Obamahammed wrote:
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so? large f ing deal. doesn't negate anything i posted.
So!! understand Bush carried on with the same Policies as Clinton.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817814 Dec 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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There are other aspects to going to school, socialization skills, team work, competitiveness..
When I meet home schooled kids, they are lacking in the above. It's wrong to label all teachers bad because of a few, most teachers I have met are extremely devoted, working long hours, spending their own money for school supplies, truly caring that their students succeed. For many children, school is their solace. To deprive children of this structure would be devastating, especially since most parents cannot stay home to teach them, nor are they capable.
Your point has merit, but those advantages are useless if the education is substandard. Besides, much of the "socialization" results in bullying and gangs. And "competitiveness" is almost totally absent in public schools, actively discouraged.

The public education system is broken and radical change is required. How about a public system that is focused more on education and less on buildings, lunch programs, football teams, and retirement benefits? Why not a public education system that makes much better use of computers?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817815 Dec 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Yes, agree. Hopefully it will be eliminated one day. We need a Democratic governor. Must say that the teachers my children had were amazing, caring and devoted
I don't understand this contempt for public education. Teachers are the most important people in our children's lives, they should be supported and paid more
The teachers are not, for the most part, the problem. The problem is the system.

Teachers are amply paid and higher salaries will not improve anything. Instead, weed out the dead wood and hire some young people with new ideas and energy.

More than anything, run the system for the benefit of the students and not for the benefit of the employees.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817816 Dec 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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There are other aspects to going to school, socialization skills, team work, competitiveness..
When I meet home schooled kids, they are lacking in the above. It's wrong to label all teachers bad because of a few, most teachers I have met are extremely devoted, working long hours, spending their own money for school supplies, truly caring that their students succeed. For many children, school is their solace. To deprive children of this structure would be devastating, especially since most parents cannot stay home to teach them, nor are they capable.
One other thing. Drop the concept that every child must attend school. Purge the schools of the troublemakers who have no interest in learning and who just prevent others from learning.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#817817 Dec 6, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The teachers are not, for the most part, the problem. The problem is the system.
Teachers are amply paid and higher salaries will not improve anything. Instead, weed out the dead wood and hire some young people with new ideas and energy.
More than anything, run the system for the benefit of the students and not for the benefit of the employees.
you got that right, the problem is the system besides each state educational standards are different.
love

Europe

#817818 Dec 6, 2012
http://goo.gl/wZoX0
watch out guys

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#817819 Dec 6, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I have news. Bush was President until Jan of 2009.
We lost one out of every three manufacturing jobs under Bush.
We doubled the debt under Bush
Bush started with a balanced budget & his last budget was over a trillion in deficit.
As you brag about the gains right up until the house of cards collapsed, you ignore the false gains hidden in the housing bubble.
You act like the kid who climbs to the top fa tree yelling "look at me Look at me" right before he fell.
Hey, Jerk! Isn't this what's called Bush-Bashing? Shame on you! Let's see now....this is nearly 2013 and you STILL go way out of the way to avoid blaming the Boy Messiah for anything.

You've worn it out, ImaginaryDave. And don't try the "You hate him because he's black" routine. That's older than Bush-Bashing.

Try something new and fresh, pal. Look at some old X-Files reruns. Maybe you can find something there.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#817820 Dec 6, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Who will the mob blame for the rotten economy in 2016?
George Bush.

The Boy Messiah told them so.
pinky

Europe

#817821 Dec 6, 2012
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#817822 Dec 6, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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More losers clamboring for that which they did not have the intellect or the motivation to achieve themselves.
Most rich people stole it by cheating on there taxes like the Walmart family and Mitt Romney and not paying there slave laborers anything and not giving them health insurance and overpricing there products and selling to many guns to murderes and thus increasing crime rates in America but not giving health insurance to crime victims. Rich people sucks.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#817823 Dec 6, 2012
GOPidiotsx I wrote:
<quoted text>Most economists agree that by 2016 the economy will be robust.
Where? In your closet? Under your crib?

Santa Claus loves you. Really!
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#817824 Dec 6, 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.
If their was less people like Mitt Romney and the Walmarts and more people like Barack and Michelle Obama and no guns America would be a better place for all of mankind in which to live.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#817825 Dec 7, 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.
I know about economy an I know that if greedy CEOs shared there wealth with there employes the economy would stabilize and the deficit wouldnt fall off the cliff and it would cure the national debts. If every CEO would just sold just one of there vacation homes and shared it with there employees the physical cliff could be solved and President Obama could get back to the business of governing and getting rid of guns and hate radio.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#817826 Dec 7, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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Your ignorance shows in the fact that you cannot spell ignorant.
You're ignorence shows that you cannot spell properly or correctly apostrophise.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#817827 Dec 7, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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No, it wouldn't. It wouldn't even be a DENT in the DEBT of EVERYONE in this nation.
And ROMNEY's finances are his,NOT yours-- as should be peoples own PERSONAL business.
And YOUR fruedian slackertic robbinghoodtic type GREED is even more DISGUSTING, than a greedy hedge fund managers!!!
A presidental candidates personal wealth is every Americans business. Mitt Romney lost the election because he's is a crook an Americans throughout the world and coast to coast didn't fall for his shinanegens because we are informed enough to President Obama. He should be placed under investigaton by the FBI and CIA for his felonys and voter fraud.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#817828 Dec 7, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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If you ever held a management position (above that of say a fast food restaurant) you would know that especially at the CEO level and similar their bonuses are part of their contract. Itís negotiated at the time they are hired.
If fast food resterants would pay there workers a fair wage and health insurance instead of CEO bonuses people could get ahead more in life.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#817829 Dec 7, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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The skill of being subjected to the IGNORANCE of greed.
Greed, greed, greed....never pays off.:-)
Yeah just ask Mitt Romney. Now he pumping his own gas and eating at Boston market.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#817830 Dec 7, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Not just CEO's.
Ask any NON-union, non BAILED-out FORD type dept manager that sucked it up and took the LOSSES right in their own pockets--alll the way back down to minimum wage for double and triple time duties--all through the recessive auto economy!
Fords are junk. They don't even build any green cars like the Chevy Volt or Nisaan Leaf. They don't care about the enviroment, just money. All they care about is money like Mitt Romney and the Walmarts. How many people have died in Ford Pinto explosions for the sake of profits? How many people died in Ford Explorers that rolled over for the sake of profits? How many people died in Ford factories before the UAW made them start following safety rules. And they still outsource everything to China.

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