Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233714 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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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#820832 Dec 13, 2012
Welfare abuse runs deep

A convicted drug dealer — who cops said wanted to use cash from his taxpayer-funded EBT card to post bail — is the new face of welfare abuse, according to tough-minded lawmakers who are pushing the reform-resistant Patrick administration for a crackdown.

http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20...
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#820833 Dec 13, 2012
Welfare abuse gets Americans’ dander up

Prior to reform in the Clinton era, welfare programs were rife with abuse: people lied about their income, their dependents, their health or their ability to work in order to manipulate the welfare system and claim years of undeserved benefits. Reform law replaced a federal entitlement with grants to the states, while putting a lifetime limit on how long families can get aid and requiring recipients to eventually go to work.

Federal law now bars welfare recipients from using their cash assistance in strip clubs, casinos and liquor stores. States must change their own laws to conform by 2014. Some states have been going even further, blocking the use of benefits for other items deemed frivolous, such as porn, cruises, psychic readings, cigarettes, lottery tickets and tattoos.
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The efforts prompted critics to claim that the restrictions are based on stereotypes about people on welfare. They call the notion of any widespread abuse a myth.

But outrages remain. A Detroit-area woman was arrested last year for collecting about $5,500 in food aid and medical benefits after winning a $735,000 lottery prize.

People who can afford drugs, booze and tattoos have no business asking for others to foot the bill for their rent and groceries.

Scottsbluff Star Herald
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/opinion/welfar...
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820834 Dec 13, 2012
killtaker wrote:
Lucy...you got lot of splainin to do...
"An unpaid intern to Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., was a registered sex offender and undocumented immigrant and is now facing deportation, a DHS official confirmed Wednesday to ABC News..."
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/...
So what? When Sen. Hernandez's staff discovered the intern's past, the proper legal steps were taken, unlike failed Republican Gov. candidate Republican Meg Whitman, who knowingly kept illegals on her housekeeping staff and failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney who knowingly employed scores of illegal aliens. Democrats follow the law. Republicans try to skirt it.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820835 Dec 13, 2012
moshx wrote:
<quoted text>clint should have owned a gun with a large clip. Might of saved his hot dogs from getting beat up by these moron union criminals.
Gun violence..the typical Republican response to all problems. That's why America needs to get rid of all these guns.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#820836 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>So what? When Sen. Hernandez's staff discovered the intern's past, the proper legal steps were taken, unlike failed Republican Gov. candidate Republican Meg Whitman, who knowingly kept illegals on her housekeeping staff and failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney who knowingly employed scores of illegal aliens. Democrats follow the law. Republicans try to skirt it.
Yes the Democrats are such law biding citizens:

As one leading Democrat put it: "Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter."

That Democrat was then-Sen. Tom Daschle in 1998. The same Tom Daschle, we've since learned, who failed to pay more than $100,000 in back taxes for perks he received as one of Washington's most relentless influence-peddlers -- that is, until he realized he might receive a job in the Obama administration spending the money most Americans conscientiously send to Washington.

Treasury secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, also failed to pay taxes he owed (even though he surely must have known he owed them) until it became politically expedient to pay them. Now he runs the IRS. Take that, suckers.

Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the supreme tax-writing body in the United States, the House Ways and Means Committee, is under investigation for, among other things, dodging taxes. His excuse for his admitted mistakes is that he was sloppy and ignorant, but not criminal. Geithner and Daschle make similar noises.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820837 Dec 13, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
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Nice try; everyone KNOWS the vast majority of looters ANYWHERE are negroes.....
Typical racist republican comment. There are no blacks on Staten Island. It's a haven for rich white racists. Any looting being done is being done by racist white thugs.
PEOPLE THAT WANT TO WORK

Nashville, NC

#820838 Dec 13, 2012
Did you see the huge crowds of protesters that flooded the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday? They were there to protest two bills there were being considered by the state legislature that would limit the power of unions in the state. Michigan lawmakers approved the bills and this absolutely infuriated the protesters. There is a lot of passion on both sides of this debate, but I am afraid that both sides in this debate are missing the bigger picture. If we keep shipping millions of our jobs to China, there isn't going to be work for anyone no matter how much power unions have or don't have. During the month of October, the U.S. trade deficit increased to 42.2 billion dollars. Our trade with China accounted for most of that deficit. Our trade deficit with China in October increased to a new all-time one month record of 29.5 billion dollars. Nearly 30 billion dollars that could have gone to U.S. businesses and U.S. workers went to China instead. Since 1975, a total of about 8 trillion dollars that could have gone to U.S. businesses and U.S. workers went to the rest of the world instead. Shiny new factories are going up all over China, and meanwhile our once great manufacturing cities are degenerating into desolate wastelands. So what is going to happen when all of the good paying manufacturing jobs are gone? Are we all going to fight bitterly over whether we should unionize the low paying jobs that remain at places such as Wal-Mart and McDonalds? Such an approach is not going to bring back prosperity to America. We desperately need to start building things and start creating real wealth inside this country once again. We desperately need to stop sending tens of thousands of businesses, millions of jobs and trillions of dollars of our national wealth out of the country. Unfortunately, I don't see anyone out there holding protests about our trade deficit. Nobody really seems to care, so our economy will continue to bleed good jobs and the middle class will continue to be destroyed.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820839 Dec 13, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"nobama 2012"
BUKKMANURE!!!!!!!!
Besides being a bigot, a racist and a hypocrite your comprehension skills are nil. You are stoopider than a box of rocks.
Peace
KMA
I love how Republicans always resort to personal insults and racist statements when they are proven wrong.
PEOPLE THAT WANT TO WORK

Nashville, NC

#820840 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820841 Dec 13, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
LMAO looking at the reports on the Portland mall shooter, Jacob Roberts. All the leftist phags on here immediately started talking about "rightwing nuts" etc et al. Turns out he's a drunken & doped-up, tattooed & pierced, un-educated left wing mixed-race mutt.
What a surprise.....
The AR15 he stole belonged to a right-wing NRA gun nut. Proof positive that when guns are available, gun crimes will occur. If a gun ban had been in effect, there would have been no gun for him to steal. Just another reason America needs to get rid of all these guns.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820842 Dec 13, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"nobama 2012"
Have you read president nobama's ghost written book where he admits to gay sex and using hard drugs?
Peace
KMA
"Ghost writer". The term means that President Obama didn't write it. The ghost writer can write anything he wants. For instance, if I was your ghost writer I would write, "I, EasyEed, am a blithering idiot."
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820843 Dec 13, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
In other words, google is a mystery to you. Just how do folks get info out of the internets.
Google only pay's 2.4% in corporate taxes. Can you explain that? Don't believe me? "Google" it.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820844 Dec 13, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
One more time you lie. You are good at lying. Previously one had to be a union member to get a job in certain industries. To day they open shop.
Peace
KMA
And they reap the same benefits as the union members who pay the dues. If they don't want to join a union that's fine but they should still have to pay the unions for the benefits they receive. Why should they get a free ride?
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820845 Dec 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
You are avoiding the issue. What else is new?
You've been asleep at the wheel.
Edmunds Auto Observer - Consumer Reports Dings New Ford Models: http://www.edmunds.com/autoobserver-archive/2...
"Of the 91 Japanese models with sufficient data, 87 (or 96 percent) were rated average or better in predicted reliability; 24 Japanese models earned the highest rating. Mazda showed the biggest improvement, moving up eight spots from last year and having all models rate above average. Toyota retained its sixth overall position with every Toyota model except the all-wheel-drive Sienna minivan scoring average or better. Honda had just one below-average vehicle, the redesigned Odyssey minivan."
Edmunds Inside Line - Ford Hits Major Pothole With 2012 Consumer Reports Reliability Survey: http://www.insideline.com/ford/ford-hits-majo...
"Toyota is "setting the pace in reliability," Consumer Reports said. Scion, Toyota and Lexus swept the top spots in the reliability study, with the 2013 Toyota Prius C earning Consumer Reports' top score overall.
Edmunds says: The top seven spots in the new reliability study are all held by Japanese brands. Ford isn't the only manufacturer that needs work in this department."
Who cares? If you want to be a traitor by buying Jap crap cars, that's your right. You probably think the Bataan Death March and Pearl Harbor were pretty cool too. I support America by supporting my President and buying American cars. I don't trust Japs.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820846 Dec 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
And the Boy Messiah claims he received a mandate. Hee, Hee.
The working folks, the REAL people, are telling him where to shove it.
Earlier, when the UAW tried to screw over Gov. Snyder with Michigan's Prop 2(to incorporate unions into the State Constitution), Michigan voters overwhelmingly shot it down. The Socialists have lost and are now sending their thug troops into Lansing to tear it down.
Maybe the Jerk-In-Chief along with Eric Racist Holder can turn this all into a race war or another Trayvon tear-jerker. I can't see how but never put anything past the Socialists. Look at how Stalin, Lenin, Hitler and Castro did it. The Blame game gets people killed and monsters into power.
Monsters like war criminal George Bush who started two illegal wars, allowed thousands to die on 9-11 and thousands more during Katrina and brought the country to it's worst economy since the great depression? That monster?
RACISTS

Nashville, NC

#820847 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Typical racist republican comment. There are no blacks on Staten Island. It's a haven for rich white racists. Any looting being done is being done by racist white thugs.
Were do you come up with the racists?Are you talking about the Blacks?I go in the malls and i see black and white kids hanging out with one another!I see a lot of Blacks married to whites!
I have some Blacks that come to my church!Were are the racists?The
white people are the ones that put Obama in Office!!!!Why are you making this lie up????
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820848 Dec 13, 2012
sugarfoot7 wrote:
<quoted text>
seen any white slave owners around here lately?
Now, go to Africa and i hear there's still some black/arab slave owners there.
Their's plenty of white American slave owners like the Walmart family and the CEOs of other giant corporations who force there mostly black non-union employees to work impossible hours for slave wages and no benefits.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820849 Dec 13, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
You said it was 400 years yesterday. Still making it up as you go
Actually whites have been murdering and enslaving blacks for more than 400 years.
RUSH10ME

Chase City, VA

#820850 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>The AR15 he stole belonged to a right-wing NRA gun nut. Proof positive that when guns are available, gun crimes will occur. If a gun ban had been in effect, there would have been no gun for him to steal. Just another reason America needs to get rid of all these guns.
All you un-constitutionalists used to blame the gun , now you also blame the LAWFUL gun owner , never mind a low life theif that broke the law in the first place , I wish the owner had been home holding the rifle when the criminal son of a bitch broke in to start with and shot him between the eyes , think of the lives saved .
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#820851 Dec 13, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
When i was in college i took a job at a union creamery. The union folks knew i would only be there during summer break and never receive any union "benefits". They had no problem taking my money. Folks in Michigan wont be getting ripped off by the unions like i did.
Were you properly trained to perform your job? Did the creamery pay you a fair wage? Did you get days off? Did you work in a safe environment? Did you get lunch breaks? Did you get compensation for overtime? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions than you received many union benefits.

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