Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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: May 11

Loysville, PA

#821446 Dec 13, 2012
Eman wrote:
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" "Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. Now, this will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we've long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay, and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.""
What a lying sack of sht
Wow you are f*cking pathetic. Trying to hide McCain's & Graham's lying actions by bringing up a pledge that was not met.

McCain & Graham are trying to ruin the career of a person for political gain.

I guess for a lowlife POS like you, that is OK.

“I love Leo”

Since: Dec 12

Love Leotown

#821447 Dec 13, 2012
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#821448 Dec 13, 2012
Americans do not Trust Republicans

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.

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey also showed that more than three-fourths of respondents -- 76 percent -- would accept as part of a deal taxes increasing as scheduled on families with annual incomes exceeding $250,000, the position Obama has staked out. Additionally, twice as many people said they trusted Obama over U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, in the talks on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg)-- House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and other Republican lawmakers speak at a news conference in Washington about talks aimed at avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.(Source: Bloomberg)
The poll is the most recent to give Obama an advantage over congressional Republicans in the debate on averting more than $600 billion in tax increases and spending reductions scheduled to take effect in January. Quinnipiac University and the Pew Research Center/Washington Post polls also showed the public siding more with Obama.
Obama wants the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of taxpayers to expire as planned, which Boehner and fellow Republicans oppose while pushing for cuts in Medicare and other entitlement programs.
If the White House and Congress fail to make a deal, 24 percent said in the new poll that they would blame congressional Republicans, while 19 percent would blame Obama. A majority, 56 percent, said both sides would be responsible.
Trust Question
Respondents said they trusted Obama over Boehner on the fiscal cliff negotiations, 38 percent to 19 percent. Another 14 percent said they trusted both equally, while 29 percent trusted neither.
The poll showed that 68 percent view the fiscal cliff as a serious problem and that respondents are deadlocked -- at 48 percent each -- on whether they think an agreement would be reached. Favoring the push for a deal are 65 percent, compared with 28 percent who said both parties should stick to their positions.
Obama’s job approval rating of 53 percent is the highest he’s gotten in the poll since January 2011
The survey of 1,000 adults was taken Dec. 6-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821449 Dec 13, 2012
carol wrote:
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We pretty much didn't have a choice.
Explain "pretty much."

Was union membership required, or not?
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#821450 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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In my case, it was just an adult union thug, albeit a female, ripping off a teenager for pocket change.
The following is a list of winners and shortlisted authors of the Booker Prize for Fiction:
John Galt

United States

#821451 Dec 13, 2012
dem wrote:
This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy.
I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. Then, I brushed my teeth with that water, filtered to standards set by the EPA and my state.
After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.
At the appropriate time as regulated by the US Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank and printed by the Federal Bureau of Engraving and Printing. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.
I park my car on the street, paved and maintained by the Department of Transportation, and put quarters issued by the United States Mint into the parking meter.
Then, after spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, I drive back to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and the fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.
I then log onto the Internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on freerepublic and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right. Keep government out of my Medicare!
Please explain why private companies couldn't achieve the same if not better service? and cheaper.

BTW the federal reserve is not a branch of the federal government.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#821452 Dec 13, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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So why are these manufactures fleeing the country to avoid the tax for goods sold here? Both domestic & imported are taxed.
Kind of makes your argument rather stupid.
What's my argument , stupid fck.

" WASHINGTON – In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week, 18 Democratic senators and senators-elect requested a delay in the medical device tax, a 2.3 percent tax that is slated to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kay R. Hagan (D-N.C.) authored the letter to express concern over the negative impact the tax could potentially have on the medical device industry and the U.S. economy as a whole. The letter was signed by 16 of their Democratic colleagues, including John Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.)."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821453 Dec 13, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're a real fkn dunce aren't you pal? Detroit didn't get anything right. The State of Michigan does it's business in Lansing goofball and the entire state is now a right to work state. Well, except for the police, fire, emergency responders and a few other "divisions" of public servants.
If you think that a bunch of Michigan's United Auto Workers are going to stop paying their dues, you're even dumber than I thought.
UAW dues at GM are $952 per year.

Thatsa lotta money.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#821454 Dec 13, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Wow 4 people out of over 65 million, oh no the gov't might collapse.
I know some Americans that have moved there to take advantage of their fantastic healthcare system, I guess they'll pick up the slack.
Carol now an expert on French actors!!

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#821455 Dec 13, 2012
Eman wrote:
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What would be unethical is being forced to buy cable just because you moved into a certain neighborhood
Maybe you shouldn't have moved into a neighborhood with a housing association....that was your choice too, buddy. Choices have consequences.

You're just REALLY not ok with personal responsibility, are you...?

Hollywood, FL

#821456 Dec 13, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
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Its a good thing she dropped from being considered. The middle-east is too volitile to be handled by a woman. Besides, the Arab world do not take kindly to a woman being in charge of anything.
Good move Susan Rice.
Gee. I wonder why the GOP lost the female vote?
Stay stupid.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#821457 Dec 13, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Romney moved his money to the Cayman Islands, jobs to Singapore - does that count?:-)
Well, can he act or cook?

United States

#821458 Dec 13, 2012
TITIAN wrote:
I completely agree mighty Titan. Lets put on our GI Joe outfits and drill each other!!

Deltona, FL

#821459 Dec 13, 2012
carol wrote:
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Well then, like I said, pass it around. You obviously have too much. Obama doesn't think you deserve to keep it all to yourself. You're supposed to think that too.
And I "altered" your post again. Too much ranting at the beginning.
Lahk ah sayd? How about "as I said?" Don't you agree that it takes the dirt road sting off your posts?

Maybe you can link me up with Obama telling the highly decorated military veteran Realtime to pass it around__if not save it for one of your topix paramours eh?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821460 Dec 13, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>It's the choice to work or not to work. I prefer to work. But if I'm offered a job, it's MY CHOICE whether or not to accept that job, and no-one else's. My choice not to accept the job will have consequences - many of them potentially unpleasant - as will accepting the job. It becomes my peripheral 'job' to decide which to do. No one, no circumstance, will make that choice for me, for you, or for any other citizen.
<quoted text>Bull hockey. If I wasn't being paid, I'd quit, and find work that paid. Show me an example of a job in America where you're not free to walk out the door with your belongings and never look back.
Forced union membership should not be a job requirement, given that it has absolutely no relationship to your experience, skills, or qualifications. It's about the same as requiring an employee to be white, or a Christian.

United States

#821461 Dec 13, 2012
TITIAN wrote:
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Ooooo, you're the debil too? I thought I was just dealing with the titanic. Dont worry stud, there's more than enough of me to go around (and around, and around, and...).
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821462 Dec 13, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
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Its a good thing she dropped from being considered. The middle-east is too volitile to be handled by a woman. Besides, the Arab world do not take kindly to a woman being in charge of anything.
Good move Susan Rice.
You don't understand.

Destabilizing the Middle East is the Obama plan.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821463 Dec 13, 2012
bureau_hq wrote:
Lenin here,
Komrad Belafonte is spot on....
"Belafonte’s Advice to Obama: Imprison Opposition “Like a Third World Dictator”
Kommie Sense
Komrad Lenin
There's no Fool like an Old Fool. America needs new blood. Look at those two old mules talking ol' times "...from Eleanore Roosevelt to ....the Jerk-In-Chief...blah, blah, blah"

Let them die along with Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Hugo the Hippo, Mao Tse Tung, Khrushchev,... and let's let's move on to a brighter world. The Boy Messiah is a throwback doing a reprise at a strip joint and his naked stupidity will become his legacy, too.

BTW, Little suzzie rice sees the writing on the sh*thouse wall.

WP - Susan Rice withdraws name from consideration for secretary of state:

Her sh*t has been floating to the surface lately and she - along with the Jerk-In-Chief - is afraid that more will surface. Too embarrassing for the Boy Messiah to handle.

United States

#821464 Dec 13, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
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Whats a spearchucker? Is it big enough for your mammy to handle?
My mammy weighed about 450lbs, so I'm pretty sure it would be no sweat......

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821465 Dec 13, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
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Where has that Gun Nut been? Did the other hypocrite libtards ban him?
Ignorance can be fatal, they say:>

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