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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Voluntarist

United States

#821680 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>John McCain and Lindsay Graham are claiming a major victory for white racist republicans everywhere. Harry Belafonte is right. They should all be thrown in jail.
Why would you throw political dissidents in a cage? Isn't that what Communists do?
Voluntarist

United States

#821681 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Guns have outlived any usefulness. Ban them.
I agree police shouldn't be armed they are far too dangerous.
Voluntarist

United States

#821682 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>About $2 a day. Big deal. Considering the benefits UAW employees get by being members, that's a good bargain.
LOL $2 a day, Obama math

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821683 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Actually, many non-union jobs pay far better than the type of work that is unionized.
And many non-union companies in unionized industries pay union wages to keep the union out.
Good points but may I add that, outside of union influence, pay can be higher because companies, schools and customers value excellence?
Unions promote mediocrity where every loser wins a prize(tenure, pay raises for warm bodies, etc.). Teachers can't be fired but only disciplined or moved to another school district.

There have been several stories I can recall where sexual predator teachers who were caught "inside the system"(not publicly exposed) had their union reps negotiate transfers - even across State lines - to keep teaching in other areas. Some of those cases ended in tragedy for the poor kids. Teaching is less a profession today than a Socialist Entitlement.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821684 Dec 13, 2012
Cardinal of the Kremlin wrote:
Well my diet should work better now thanks to the UNIONS no more twinkies Thanks, too bad for the 18,000 workers no worry OBAMA will find them JOBS or welfare, foodstamps,public housing,healthcare,only thing he can't give them back their pride
The unions did not cause Hostess' demise. Hostess caused their own demise by producing fattening, unhealthy food. Their junk food is banned in many public schools.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821685 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Hard to decide the place one would least like to live between Detroit, Cleveland, and Chicago.
Companies must need to pay a premium to lure qualified employees to move there.
Combat Pay
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821686 Dec 13, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
I had to log back on briefly just to post yet ANOTHER stupid comment by a dumb negro. Typical leftist fascist. He IS a funny little negro though........:-
Harry Belafonte says President Obama should ‘work like 3rd world dictator’ put GOP in jail
Harry Belefonte was interviewed by Al Sharpton on MSNBC today and offered President Obama some advice on handling the GOP and opponents.
“That there should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people [Republicans, Conservatives, and The Tea Party], the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama, and I don’t know what more they want. The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a 3rd world dictator and just put all these guys in jail.”
Bravo Harry Belafonte!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821687 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Guns have outlived any usefulness. Ban them.
Good idea. Obama should try.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821688 Dec 13, 2012
TSM wrote:
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Detroit final got it Right!! The opportunity for all workers to choose whether to join or not!!
Now unqualified workers will get the same benefits as union workers at the expense of union workers' dues. They'll be getting a free ride.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821689 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>About $2 a day. Big deal. Considering the benefits UAW employees get by being members, that's a good bargain.
Those who don't work for their money don't think much of it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821690 Dec 13, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Why would you throw political dissidents in a cage? Isn't that what Communists do?
And that is just what we have, selling their poison in disguise.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821691 Dec 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
When you are driven into a corner(which is hourly, at least), you then reply "Who cares?"
100% pure Jerk.
Who cares? You're insignificant.
Voluntarist

United States

#821692 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Good idea. Obama should try.
Obviously that pesky constitution doesn't mean anything to you or that piece of shiat in the whitehouse.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821693 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The benefits come from the employer, not the union.
The unions are the ones who negotiate the benefits. You think corporations give benefits out of the goodness of their heart? You don't know nothing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821694 Dec 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Good points but may I add that, outside of union influence, pay can be higher because companies, schools and customers value excellence?
Unions promote mediocrity where every loser wins a prize(tenure, pay raises for warm bodies, etc.). Teachers can't be fired but only disciplined or moved to another school district.
There have been several stories I can recall where sexual predator teachers who were caught "inside the system"(not publicly exposed) had their union reps negotiate transfers - even across State lines - to keep teaching in other areas. Some of those cases ended in tragedy for the poor kids. Teaching is less a profession today than a Socialist Entitlement.
That may be true in major urban school systems where politicians and unions run the show, but not so much in smaller towns where the teachers' union has very little real power, other than laundering dues money for the Democrat Party.

Teacher salaries increased substantially for twenty years or so, but now have leveled off to a cost-of-living basis because the schools simply don't have the money.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821695 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>The unions did not cause Hostess' demise. Hostess caused their own demise by producing fattening, unhealthy food. Their junk food is banned in many public schools.
That's why other companies are lining up to purchase the brands, freed of the burden of the employees and their unions.

The food served in public schools may be "healthy" by some definitions, but the kids don't eat it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821696 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Bravo Harry Belafonte!
Thank you for illustrating the reason for the Second Amendment.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821697 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Now unqualified workers will get the same benefits as union workers at the expense of union workers' dues. They'll be getting a free ride.
The only "qualifications" required of union workers are the payment of union dues.

In fact, unions are a refuge for incompetent slugs.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821698 Dec 13, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously that pesky constitution doesn't mean anything to you or that piece of shiat in the whitehouse.
Obviously, my sense of humor in responding to the boy is lost on you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821699 Dec 13, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously that pesky constitution doesn't mean anything to you or that piece of shiat in the whitehouse.
"Obama should try (to ban guns)" in the sense that such a move would hasten the revolution.

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