Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460334 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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Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#830201 Dec 29, 2012
carol wrote:
Mistakingly cut instead of copied this part of sonic's post - Krauthammer's scathing analysis of Obama...
"He's been using this -- and I must say with great skill, and ruthless skill, and success -- to fracture and basically shatter the Republican opposition. The only redoubt of the opposition is the House. And his objective from the very beginning was to break the will of the Republicans in the House, and to create an internal civil war, and he's done that. How did he do it? By always insisting from day one after the election that Republicans had to raise rates ... he did that because he knew it would create a crisis among Republicans, and it did."
...sonic thought it was complimentary.
No, Republicans did it to themselves.

For two years they have ranted against any tax increases.How evil they were. How they punished the wealthy for being successful. How they kill jobs.

So, what room did they leave themselves to compromise????

None.

So between their own rhetoric & their pledge to Norquist, they f*cked themselves.

They must agree to some tax increases or send us over the cliff.
PDUPONT

Westfield, MA

#830202 Dec 29, 2012
carol wrote:
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Funny you should bring this up. Reminded me of something I saw the other night.
That Annual Kennedy Center Honors event was on the other night and presidents always attend sitting next to the honorees.
One of the honorees was a ballerina formerly from Russia. In the telling of her story, it was said she ended up leaving Russia to come to the United States because the Russian government wouldn't allow her to have artistic creativity and dictated what kind of music and dance she had to do.
She said it took away her incentive to dance. She came to America and ended up started the American Ballet Company.
I couldn't help but immediately think of Obama who was sitting just two people away from her.
Taking away incentives is right up his alley.
Really stupid? How has he taken away anybody's incentives?

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#830203 Dec 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Afghanistan effectively attacked the US by allowing the Al Qaeda terrorist camps to attack us. However, we should have just liquidated the terrorist camps, by any means necessary, instead of occupying the country.


We agree on this.

It cost us hundreds of billions of dollars & didn't get Bin Laden.

We got Bin Laden through intel & strategic strikes. Not invasion.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830205 Dec 29, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING AROUND YOUR NECKS NOW. YOU FIGHT, YOU LOSE. YOU SPEND, YOU WHINE ABOUT SPENDING. YOU LOSE POLITICALLY THEN YOU RESIST POLITICAL CHANGE. WHAT IS IT YOU PEOPLE DO THAT MAKES YOU WORTH KEEPING AROUND? BREATHE? SHIT? RETIRE? PLEASE, HELP A FELLA OUT HERE. WHY DON'T WE JUST KILL YOU? YOU'RE LOSERS... " I WILL GIVE UP MY... DIET SODAS, WHEN THEY PRY MY COLD DEAD HANDS FROM AROUND THEM!" UM... NOPE. I GOTTA SAY, WHEN THE MAKERS HANG OUT IN GALT'S GULCH, IT MAKES A TAKER LIKE ME WONDER WHY WE DON'T JUST KILL AND EAT YOU?
101 to SAVE on msnmoney today.

Diet carbonated junk is on the list. So is gittin yer nails did, spending too much on entertainment, eating out/ready made way too much, buying over-priced nothing but water, over-priced coffee, you know--all the general stuff in the too much playing, not enough paying(OR priorities) categories.

Good article, with some good old fashioned COMMON sense tips-- especially since America has a SPENDING problem.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830206 Dec 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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We agree on this.
It cost us hundreds of billions of dollars & didn't get Bin Laden.
We got Bin Laden through intel & strategic strikes. Not invasion.
Clinton already acknowledged the mistake of letting bi_laden get away the first time.

Why do you wish to stay mired in the past of a stupid blame game.
It's NO EXCUSE for America NOT having a BUDGET for the past four years. NONE whatsoever.

Wake up, and then grow up DuhAVey. Sour spilled milk whining is for losers and NUTCASES. Don't be one.

NO-NOT everyone will be "wealthy" in this nation--that will NEVER happen-nor are any of us "entitled" to be--and only LOSER lunaTICS would think otherwise.

CAP, CURB, BALANCE, B-U-D-G-E-T and live with in the means!!
SAVE WORKING class America!

T.E.A.(Grubbermint fweeriding types- hands off-Don't touch OUR YEARS of contributions--you are NOT "entitled" to it!!!!)

Welcome to OUR geneRATIONAL realities!!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830207 Dec 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Not everything is political. Some folks just have no taste for milk, politics aside.
Which is fine, just don't expect the REST of us to feel the same way about it, because some of the rest of us have no desire for imitation non-replacement products-like gross diet soda, or cheater, over priced supplements in a can for slacertics. Ewe....talk about gross and UNnatural.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830208 Dec 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Cleopatra BATHED in milk(maybe she was milking Anthony).
The Lust Looney has many disorders. For example, her eyes are located on the back of her head.
We all know that hindsight is 20/20 and so she thinks she has bragging rights:)
She might be surprised at who else could brag about that kind of stuff.

Got teeth-YOW..get away lol.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830209 Dec 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
This is true but flavorings and the use of milk inside baking is still a great source of milk's nutrition. I was raised on Hershey's Milk(although mostly done surreptitiously). I also helped myself to a dozen or so 3oz. airline whiskey bottles. Refilled them with water and a little vegetable dye. NEVER trust 12 year old kids.:}
You sound like you might appreciate brown modeling clay cut uniformly into squares, arranged nicely on a serving plate, then strategically placed for viewing "consumption"...:-)

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#830210 Dec 29, 2012
Patriot wrote:
Obama Orders Pay Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-ord...
Only an absolute moron would imply that this pay raise is Obama's idea.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#830211 Dec 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton already acknowledged the mistake of letting bi_laden get away the first time.
Why do you wish to stay mired in the past of a stupid blame game.
It's NO EXCUSE for America NOT having a BUDGET for the past four years. NONE whatsoever.
Wake up, and then grow up DuhAVey. Sour spilled milk whining is for losers and NUTCASES. Don't be one.
NO-NOT everyone will be "wealthy" in this nation--that will NEVER happen-nor are any of us "entitled" to be--and only LOSER lunaTICS would think otherwise.
CAP, CURB, BALANCE, B-U-D-G-E-T and live with in the means!!
SAVE WORKING class America!
T.E.A.(Grubbermint fweeriding types- hands off-Don't touch OUR YEARS of contributions--you are NOT "entitled" to it!!!!)
Welcome to OUR geneRATIONAL realities!!
I have news. Bush had budgets & we doubled the debt & created the worst recession in 80 years. Wow, having those budgets really helped.

Furthermore, we had a balanced budget when Clinton left office.

What happened??????????

Republicans voted to take us off that path, on purpose!!!

If you right whiners would not sit there & blame Obama & Democrats 24/7, I wouldn't have to remind you who was driving the bus when it went into the ditch.

When will just one of you admit any blame??????

Oh, its because Congress hasn't passed a budget. Yep, that's it. You get dumber every day.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830212 Dec 29, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
That's your answer: "we didn't"???
Who invaded whom?
Saddam invaded Kuwait..several nations then were appealed to for help, in pushing back the oil thieving, nation depleting, humanity murdering rogue, thug lunaTic, into his OWN mess of a nation that he created. Enter stage anarchal, dark age nutcases, aka the not so merry band of jihadist thug psycho pack known as al qeada, with psychotic excuses in psychotic hands ("death to the infidel invaders") to plot and hate against the US--for YEARS....culminating in 9/11...the attack against the sovereign and financial seats of this nation. Saddam AND Ahmijinadawg danced a happy dance that day as well, no doubt.
Starting point A, Afghanistan, craggy rock, hide and seek hell on earth, known for harboring jihadist terrorists. Then add in SADDAMS REFUSAL to comply with UNITED NATIONS requests for inspections to rule out FURTHER dangers of discourse from nearby nations (specifically from a nutcase invading dictator who'd already annihilated 5K+ of his own "Kurds" to whey via WMD's)...and the rest as they say, is "history".

How far along do you think Ahmajinidawg is now, in his achieving his quest of achieving (how much???) enriched urinium, for what?
He's had quite a few years at it already.
Hm..ten years times how many isotopes? How many isotopes does it take for..in case they run out oil ? Sure that's it.. Tenzing, they just want a back up energy supply.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830213 Dec 29, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Very good, you win a cookie.
Julian Assange has been branded a terrorist and calls for his assassination/execution ring from both sides of the aisle so why haven't we invaded Ecuador?
Assagne isn't sending hoardes of armed jihadists out to blow things up.
He's just raising digital psycho-anarchy. One country or another will eventually nail him for treason, or some OTHER credible type company, for PLAGERISM of digital information.

They guy is a freak.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830214 Dec 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, but just drinking milk is yucky!!!
If you have decent teeth and bones, you better be thanking a cow or something for it, and QUIT whining like a petulant, rebellious six year old about it lol.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830215 Dec 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Afghanistan effectively attacked the US by allowing the Al Qaeda terrorist camps to attack us. However, we should have just liquidated the terrorist camps, by any means necessary, instead of occupying the country.
That would bring us back too..oops Bill...should've, could've but didn't.

WTH we STILL doing sticking our noses in those volatile regions over there NOW, when some practiced isolationism, for a change, that would be GOOD for THIS country, SHOULD be the question.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#830216 Dec 29, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
SAY, UM, YOU EVER WONDER WHY THEY CALL IT A VENUS FLYTRAP?
NO-the "TRAP" part says it ALL.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#830217 Dec 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Euthanizing all criminals and the mentally ill would be far more effective than gun control. Start at birth with genetic markers to identify future criminals. If the left really wants safety above human rights and individual liberty, let them step up to the plate.
John marches another step closer to the Fourth Reich.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#830218 Dec 29, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
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UH-HUH. "THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE." UM, SURE. I GET TIRED OF SPLAININ' THIS STUFF TO THE LIKES OF YOU. I GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE EVERY YEAR FO' DINNER. I GOT THE SPENSIVE SHOES, THE BESPOKE CLOTHES, I KNOW THE RIGHT WINES, AN' I PRETTY GOOD AT CONVERSATION. I'VE SLEPT WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD, DESIGNED STORES ON PARK AVENUE, IN EUROPE. WHAT YOU DONE THAT I AIN'T DONE? WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE TALKIN' TO YOU BETTERS IN THIS WAY? YOU CONFUSED. I'M NOT YOU, CLOWN. THE "FINER" THINGS IN YOU LIFE ARE BARELY NOTICEABLE IN MINE. DON' GET ALL PISSY WITH ME CAUSE I'M ALL THAT YOU NEVER WILL BE. WANNA SEE ME AN' MICHELLE DANCIN'? WELL DO YA, PUNK? YOUR LIFE IS THE TOILET AN' MINE IS ABOUT PISSIN' ON YOU. DON'T YOU PAY ATTENTION? YOU THINK I'M KIDDIN' DON' YOU? HAHAHAHAHA..
I think you are an idiot...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#830219 Dec 29, 2012
What goes on in Europe...

Taxes...Schmaxes...

"French court rejects 75 percent millionaires' tax"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/29/us-...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#830220 Dec 29, 2012
Kookie California...

Guns sales go up???????

"...Dealers sold 600,000 guns in California last year, up from 350,000 in 2002..."

AND THEN>>>>>

"...During that same period, the number of California hospitalizations due to gun injuries declined from about 4,000 annually to 2,800, a roughly 25 percent drop..."

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/27/5079151/cali...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#830221 Dec 29, 2012
Things to ponder.

From the first man in space to the first man on the moon took ten years. It cost slightly more than the $80 billion Obama will raise taxing the 'rich'.

The universe is about 16.5 billion years old. So to equal the national debt the universe would have to repeat itself 1022 times.

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