Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1261616 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#830258 Dec 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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now don't even get me started on 'difficult' decisions made concerning Medicare Part D. so difficult it seemed, that the Hammer got smacked for ethics violations. but that was back when some Republicans still had some sense and the idiots had to shut off CPAN so the country couldn't see who the non-idiots were because they were making the idiots look bad.
and BTW...Bush lied about the cost(right before an election). even fired the guy who told the truth about it. happened a lot back then.
You're an idiot.

Or, prove me wrong. Answer this question:

Where are you going to get the money from to pay for Obama's government?

If you can't answer this question, you're an idiot.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#830259 Dec 29, 2012
Interesting screen capture...

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http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#830260 Dec 29, 2012
The GOP’s Five Greatest Disappointments In 2012

1. Payroll Tax Cut Defeat

The year began with a standoff between President Obama and House Republicans that split the GOP and ended in a clear defeat for the party. Worse, it placed the mantle of working class tax breaks in the hands of a Democrat.

Obama demanded a one-year extension of the payroll tax cut; House GOP leaders made a public showing of their resistance, insisting on offsets but resisting ideological compromise until the bitter end. Obama stood firm, as did House Republicans — until Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly called on them to give up the game.

On Feb. 13, they did, and agreed to extend the tax break without paying for it. It would prove to be a turning point in how Obama dealt with the GOP.

2. Nominating A Presidential Candidate They Disliked

3. Obamacare Upheld

4. Obama Reelected

5. Taxes Are Going Up

The fix came in with the election results, and Republicans were immediately forced to come to grips with the fact that taxes are about to go up. And, because they control the House, there’s no easy way to dodge accountability.

The path toward acceptance has been ugly and painful, and the dilemma on their defining issue unenviable. If Republican strike a deficit-reduction deal with Obama, they’ll devastate and demoralize their base. If they scuttle a deal, they’ll face the wrath of a public that intends to blame them for driving the country off the proverbial fiscal cliff.

All this amid a backdrop of top GOP voices desperately urging their party to reverse course on core issues from immigration to gay rights — or risk being driven into the political wilderness.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/go...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#830261 Dec 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Iraq and Afghanistan did not attack us.
I didn't know Kuwait was one of the states. Do we have 51 now.
Hitler never "attacked" the US...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#830262 Dec 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Iraq and Afghanistan did not attack us.
I didn't know Kuwait was one of the states. Do we have 51 now.
Afghanistan attacked us, idiot. Perhaps you were in a coma on 9/11(/2001)

And, it would have been very, very foolish to leave Saddam Hussein in our rear with a rebuilt war machine and WMDs (according to Valerie Plame, that is).
)))))))))
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830263 Dec 29, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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You have an issue with self-loathing?
No way-wouldn't want THAT job!(and ah bet you thought otherwise, didn't you!!!!!! See..NUMBSKULL)

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#830264 Dec 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Right-Wing Freaking Out About Dianne Feinstein's Gun Control Suggestions
Right-wing bloggers are apoplectic about proposals by California Senator Dianne Feinstein to control the use of deadly weapons. RedState uses her sensible ideas to claim "proof we are in a post constitutional republic." Alex Jones screeches that "the gun-grabbers are going for broke." WorldNetDaily warns that you better sign a petition to "keep your gun rights." Another headline shouts, "Feinstein lunges for our guns."
In fact, to get any news at all about what the senator is proposing, I'm practically confined to the spin on conservative websites. Google "Dianne Feinstein" guns and, with few exceptions, you get a compendium of anti-government paranoia.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-colmes/rig...
a whole bunch of OH NO! that we've all heard before and that we've all never seen come to fruition.
i guess some folks have strange hobbies.
Remember how you acted when the Cons were going to toss your granny off a cliff...

not that long ago...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#830265 Dec 29, 2012
loose cannon wrote:
Dave,
I see you're still having trouble connecting the dots.
The killing of Osama bin Laden would have been all but impossible without a massive military build-up in Afghanistan.
That hardware and intelligence gathering network was put in place long before the current ditherer-in-chief strolled onto the scene.
Don't make me take you apart again, Dave.
loose
That's a crock.

We could have sent in agents & small strike teams.

We could have found him thru the CIA, satellites & drones. You know, like we did.

You seem to forget that Bush could not get Bin Laden with the military & declared Bin Laden irrelevant. Funny how you right whiners forget that part.

Obama ran for election on getting Bin Laden & did.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#830266 Dec 29, 2012
When fully half of the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the entire United States live next to Washington, D.C., that should be a sign nobody can ignore that the government is consuming way, way too much money from the economy.

Stop the insanity.
The fiscal cliff was the only sane thing that our government did in the past 4 years.

Now, no more debt. Not for any reason. Make the government grow up and live within the means the economy can realistically be expected to afford.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830267 Dec 29, 2012
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Libya not as vital as the fiscal cliff.
If we go over the cliff the republican house earns the blame.
Flock it. Let 'em all feel it-on BOTH sides of the tables--all across the boards. The stupidity of their own miscreations and misdoings.

Maybe THEN, the masses will wake up and get a REALITY clue.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#830268 Dec 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
DUH A Vey-I've said repeatedly-the Bush admin was FAR too generous in allowing people in general WAY too much UNregulated credit, that had neither the means, the Brains OR the ETHICS to handle such CORRECTLY.
What is it with you WORMS, and the word BUDGET. Everyone of you types, just recoils in shock like dismay...when the word BUDGET is mentioned.
Well-GET USED TO IT. That's REALITY. There's NO such thing as perpetual dollar bushes!!(and WTH, why the ell haven't you figured that out yet. DUH...pull your heads outa your worm butts of denial for a "change").
So, you don't think Bush screwed up anywhere else.

See what I mean about you as*hles?
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830269 Dec 29, 2012
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama's administration produced results.
With a LOT of left over Bushies.

At least be TRUTHFUL Lincoln.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#830270 Dec 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
... blah... blah... blah...
You still haven't answered this question:
Where are you going to get the money from to pay for Obama's government?
... well?
again.....raise taxes. it's not like we don't have a tax revenue shortage or anything.

maybe we take all those folks that Republicans decided didn't need to pay taxes and make them pay something?
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830271 Dec 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Iraq and Afghanistan did not attack us.
I didn't know Kuwait was one of the states. Do we have 51 now.
Well...since you mentioned it...57? As in Hienz?(heh).

Stop CONvuluting- duhmmy.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#830272 Dec 29, 2012
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember how you acted when the Cons were going to toss your granny off a cliff...
not that long ago...
i think you could find that story on more than the right wing conspiracy theory network.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#830273 Dec 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Afghanistan attacked us, idiot. Perhaps you were in a coma on 9/11(/2001)
And, it would have been very, very foolish to leave Saddam Hussein in our rear with a rebuilt war machine and WMDs (according to Valerie Plame, that is).
)))))))))
So, if a gang of US citizen mercenaries go & blow up a building in Ireland, then the US attacked Ireland.

Valerie Plame never said Sadam had WMD's. It was her job to verify the sources & she never did verify any one of the Bush lies.

And that idea that we invaded Iraq to protect our flank in Afghanistan is the dumbest freaking argument I have ever heard - like mst of your ridiculous posts.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830274 Dec 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you don't think Bush screwed up anywhere else.
See what I mean about you as*hles?
I think Bush put too much GOOD faith in BAD people.

Anything else? DUHMMY.

(BUDGET BUDGET BUDGET--AMERICA NEEDS ONE-Four years is three years and ten months too long with OUT one!!!!)
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#830275 Dec 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
... blah... blah... blah...
You still haven't answered this question:
Where are you going to get the money from to pay for Obama's government?
... well?
B-U-D-G-E-T, B-U-D-G-E-T, BUDGET!!!!!

CAP, CURB, Balance and live within the means!!!!

GOOOOOOOOOOO TEA PARTY!

Welcome to OUR geneRATIONAL REALITIES!!
TSM

El Paso, TX

#830276 Dec 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Iraq and Afghanistan did not attack us.
I didn't know Kuwait was one of the states. Do we have 51 now.
RealDave Obama said he visited 57 states maybe you can name the other 7 states!!
Topic Reminder Service

Seattle, WA

#830277 Dec 29, 2012
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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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