Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1482302 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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Indianapolis, IN

#821359 Dec 13, 2012
The Republicans Have Failed the Nation

....The issue is that the Republican leaders who will be in charge in January are the Republican leaders who were directly complicit in the construction of the fiscal cliff and were directly complicit in getting us already to $16 trillion in national debt. Democrats are not to blame; both parties in Washington are.

Obsequious praise for small government does the Republicans no good when they too are in favor of big government in their actions. And having two leaders as the face of the party who have both been in Washington since 1986 does no good restoring credibility when these multi-decade residents of the swamp wink and smile that they really do think Washington is the problem.

Is it any wonder the American people have come to the conclusion that government isn’t so bad when the party of small government keeps expanding it too? The leaders of the party are the message, not the words. And the message does not resonate because they do not practice what they preach.

Until the Republicans change their message, they will keep losing. Changing the message means changing the men. Will 16 Republicans in the House be brave enough to stand up and say the party needs a new Speaker of the House?

This is not about the compromise. This is not about the fiscal cliff. This is not even about removing Amash, Huelskamp, Schweikert, and Jones. This is about beginning again anew — a process that cannot happen when the faces of the Republican leadership have been in Washington since 1986 expanding government while preaching the need for limiting it.

Indianapolis, IN

#821360 Dec 13, 2012
On Thursday, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service republished an analysis that found no clear relationship between marginal high-end tax cuts and economic growth.

The report, initially published in September, was retracted later that month after top Republican senators complained about it.

Since: Dec 08

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#821361 Dec 13, 2012
Democrats and tolerance....

"Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) today apologized for using what he terms “the m-word” during a speech the previous evening"

Since: Dec 08

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#821362 Dec 13, 2012
Rice drops out...

"Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state, cites 'very politicized' confirmation process"

Indianapolis, IN

#821363 Dec 13, 2012
"Selling Snake Oil to the States" Study: ALEC's Advice to States on Jobs Is Actually a Recipe for Stagnation and Wage Suppression

"We tested ALEC's claims against actual economic results," said Dr. Peter Fisher, primary author of the study. "We conclude that eliminating progressive taxes, suppressing wages, and cutting public services are actually a recipe for economic inequality, declining incomes, and undermining public infrastructure and education that really matter for long-term economic growth."

The study dissects the methodology used by ALEC's lead author Arthur Laffer and his co-authors. It finds that their arguments and evidence range from deeply flawed to nonexistent, consistently ignoring decades of peer-reviewed academic research. Instead, Laffer et al repeatedly engage in methodologically primitive approaches such as two-factor correlations and comparing arbitrary small numbers of states instead of all 50.

Since: Dec 08

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#821364 Dec 13, 2012
oh boy the NFLs gonna be mad...


Oviedo, FL

#821365 Dec 13, 2012
Eman wrote:
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Add a little carpal tunnel and it guaranteed!
How about a limp? I can do that too.

Since: Dec 08

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#821366 Dec 13, 2012
Can anyone confirm if Leo was in NJ recently...

and 'its' sex?

"Naked Teacher 1st Test of NJ's New Tenure Law"


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#821367 Dec 13, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I was teasing with you pal__I actually look forward to your posts knowing that they are from a real person who takes pride in his family, friends etc.
FYI my economy is looking up and with any luck my net worth will reach it's 2001 levels at just about the same time Obama leaves office. In other words the George W Bush experience cost me about twenty fkn years.
At least I've got terrific health insurance now__how about you?
I have great health care.

United States

#821368 Dec 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Steven Crowder Doesn’t Deny Pushing To The Ground The Man Who Later Punched Him
Sonicfilter Crowder did denied pushing this Union….P**** but for the sake of the argument will this Thug Man-Up and come forward and accept Crowder offer (One on One)

Since: Oct 08

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#821369 Dec 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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the implication being that our fiscal history didn't start until 2009.
I think Erick just threw cold water all over that one.
so what else have ya got?
BS Don't have to have anymore than the 6 'count em'$6 Trillion, Barack Hussein Obama added to the national debt! Stick that in your filter, and scream to your heart's content. We bet it will be louder than an F-15?


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#821370 Dec 13, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
More Americans would blame congressional Republicans than President Barack Obama if talks to avoid automatic tax hikes and spending cuts break down, according to a poll released today.
Just proves there are a lot of stupid people out there. Of course turning on the tv and seeing what's on the network channels would prove the same thing.

Since: Dec 08

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#821371 Dec 13, 2012
fed court and Illinois...

conceal carry...

BAN struck down...


Since: Dec 08

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#821372 Dec 13, 2012


this is the real michigan UNION THUG story...

Oviedo, FL

#821373 Dec 13, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>At least I've got terrific health insurance now__how about you?
Shouldn't you want to give some of it to those who want terrific health insurance too?

Where's your compassion, man?

You don't really need all that terrific health insurance just because you worked hard to afford it. I say redistribute it.

It's the new American way.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#821375 Dec 13, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I have great health care.
Yeah, right unless you get sick. Of course given your location perhaps you have TriCare and think that's the norm for all.

Kinda like Eed who thinks MediCare is private insurance.

Windsor, CT

#821376 Dec 13, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, right unless you get sick. Of course given your location perhaps you have TriCare and think that's the norm for all.
Kinda like Eed who thinks MediCare is private insurance.
Why do you commie leech Dems need to lie all the time?

“I love Leo”

Since: Dec 12

Love Leotown

#821377 Dec 13, 2012

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#821378 Dec 13, 2012
carol wrote:
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How about a limp? I can do that too.
Oh geesh. Now nutsickles is going to claim you said you had a limp.
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Snook, TX

#821382 Dec 13, 2012
Topix Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-finded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.
He began his presidential campaign in 2007, and in 2008, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote.
On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.
Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. In May 2012, he became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support legalizing same-sex marriage. Sixteen years earlier, in 1996 as a candidate for the Illinois state senate, Obama had said that he was in favor of same.
Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.

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