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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#830888 Dec 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Best year in Washington: Nate Silver
Republicans reacted with outrage as Silver’s model kept pumping out predictions that Obama had an 80 percent (or higher) chance of winning. A columnist for the Examiner chain critiqued Silver’s appearance and voice. Others questioned how anyone could predict to the percentage point the likelihood of Obama winning or losing. Even the mighty David Brooks — himself a columnist for the Gray Lady — scoffed at the idea of making calculations accurate to the decimal point:“If there’s one thing we know, it’s that even experts with fancy computer models are terrible at predicting human behavior.”
The net effect was that Silver — a shy guy by nature — turned into a political football. He became a household name nationwide and, by some reports, accounted for 20 percentor more of the Times’ overall Web traffic as the election approached.
If Silver was big before the election, he turned huge — like Jay-Z/Beyonce huge — after it. Jon Stewart called him the “God of the algorithm.” President Obama referenced Silver when talking about the annual turkey pardon. Silver was named Out Magazine’s person of the year. He even sat down with Fix hero Bill Simmons (a.k.a. the Sports Guy) for an hour-long podcast.(And, yes, we are VERY jealous.)
For Nate Silver — and political nerds, statisticians and number-crunchers everywhere — it was a very good year.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/best-y...
Maybe FOX should hire Nate.
Like Asimov's "Psychohisory", it only works if the public is unaware of it. This could prove a fairly dangerous tool.

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#830889 Dec 30, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Obvisously you are still in denial of facts when presented and I know that article is correct about Capitalism.
Yes, and it pointed out that capitalism was our economic system prior to the re-interpretation of the Constitution in the Progressive Era. Now it didn't state that overtly, you have to know your history to get there.

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#830890 Dec 30, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>No one can refute your opinions. The fact of the matter is the US is not a true capitalistic society.
Again, don't confuse political philosophy with an economic one.
As for the Post Office, the government is really in an advisory role. The PO has been for a while now, a profit organization.
Y'all are both so insanely stupid.

Prove the US was not capitalist in its early history.

Demonstrate where I've confused political philosophy with economic theory, quite the opposite which is clear in my first post on this subject which you've re-posted repeatedly (you'd think you might have actually read it).

You've dispensed with the post office so show where the Constitution gives the government the authority to own the means of production, distribution, and exchange.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#830891 Dec 30, 2012
Obama's out trying once again to blame others for his failed leadership!! Obama idea of negotiating is “My Way or the Highway” My fellow American it’s time to stop playing Russian roulette with this President/Democrats let’s take the Plunge!!

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#830892 Dec 30, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>the Hell or you would understand by now, Clause 3, or the Commerce Clause and what the Commerce Clause states and how the Federal Government can regulate Interstate Commerce because of the US Constitution but you must not understand interstate commerce.
interstate commerce - The buying and selling of products and services across state borders.
http://www.investorwords.com/2574/interstate_...
Article 1 Section 8
Clause 3. To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
Congress has the power to impose regulations on interstate and international business. This "interstate commerce clause" has been quite controversial in the history of constitutional law; for a long time, judges tended to read the clause narrowly, overturning federal laws they deemed focused mainly on regulating economic activity within states rather than between them. Since the 1930s, however, judges have tended to read the clause broadly, allowing the government to regulate all kinds of economic activity—by setting a national minimum wage, for example.
http://www.shmoop.com/constitution/article-1-...
The Commerce Clause doesn't transfer authority for production, distribution, and exchange to the government, only the authority to regulate it.

Adam Smith said we were capitalists you nitwit.

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#830894 Dec 30, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Yes, and it pointed out that capitalism was our economic system prior to the re-interpretation of the Constitution in the Progressive Era. Now it didn't state that overtly, you have to know your history to get there.
Right, and speaking of the Progressive Era or what is known as Fourth Party System is the term used in political science and history for the period in American political history from about 1896 to 1932 that was dominated by the Republican party, excepting the 1912 split in which Democrats held the White House for eight years. History texts usually call it the Progressive Era.

Fourth Party System

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Party_Sys...

Progressive Era

The Progressive Era was a period of social activism and political reform in the United States that flourished from the 1890s to the 1920s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Era

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#830895 Dec 30, 2012
Carol has said a couple times that Republicans should just get out of the way and let Obama and the Democrats impose their policy and let the chips fall. I agree, we spent almost a full year listening to the ideas put forth by both parties and with our votes said, "We want to try the ideas presented by the Democrats.".
That's how a democracy works! Why on earth would any sane person believe that that past election was a mandate for continued obstructionism from the right?

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#830896 Dec 30, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, and US Constitution doesnt allow & rejects a Society based on True Capitalism even Thomas Jefferson rejected & feared a Capitalistic Society and the Term Capitalism had not been invented yet and was invented & termed by Karl Marxs(1818–1883).
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
Thomas Jefferson,(Attributed)
3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)
http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/37700.htm...
Which goes to show that even he would reneg on his position by actually using the banking system in order to facilitate the Louisiana Purchase!

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#830897 Dec 30, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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The Commerce Clause doesn't transfer authority for production, distribution, and exchange to the government, only the authority to regulate it.
Adam Smith said we were capitalists you nitwit.
Adam Smith didnt write Capitalism nitwit, Karl Marxs spent 20 years writing das Kapital(Capitalism) and the most extensive Writing on Captialism(Das Kapital).

Das Kapital

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Kapital

The word “capitalism,” invented by Karl Marx as a term of ignominy

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/why...

Adam Smith Writings

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wealth_of_Na...

The Theory of Moral Sentiments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Theory_of_Mo...

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sonicfilter

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#830898 Dec 30, 2012
TSM wrote:
Obama's out trying once again to blame others for his failed leadership!! Obama idea of negotiating is “My Way or the Highway” My fellow American it’s time to stop playing Russian roulette with this President/Democrats let’s take the Plunge!!
don't like it when he decides to school the republicans on their own game?

what a bunch of whiners.'If he won't do it our way he isn't playing fair!' wwwaaahhhhh!!!

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JEB

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#830899 Dec 30, 2012
dem wrote:
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Dumbfk bagger ready to pay higher taxes while being a fkn stooge for the wealthy.
Moron obammy worshipper anxious to endure another 4 years of incompetent failure

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GhostofRaygun

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#830903 Dec 30, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Well, we finally get a reasonable answer.
However, the last studies done on a flat tax estimated approximately 10 to 12 percent. But, that was before the government became 25 percent of the economy.
If the government is 25 percent of the economy, that means the other 75 percent pays for the 25 percent. 25 percent is one-third of 75 percent.
A flat tax calculation to pay for Obama's government would be in excess of 20 percent.
But, EVERYONE would pay. I do believe if everyone paid for the government they elected, they wouldn't be voting for a bunch of frauds flying a Marxist flag. And, the government would get smaller.
I like a flat tax. EVERYONE pays. No exceptions. No excuses.
So the poor elderly retired living ONLY on Social Security that choose each month to buy Meds or Food under your America would have to pay 20% plus taxes?
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#830904 Dec 30, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Y'all are both so insanely stupid.
Prove the US was not capitalist in its early history.
Demonstrate where I've confused political philosophy with economic theory, quite the opposite which is clear in my first post on this subject which you've re-posted repeatedly (you'd think you might have actually read it).
You've dispensed with the post office so show where the Constitution gives the government the authority to own the means of production, distribution, and exchange.
Son, if you can't see the difference between political and economic philosophies, there's no reason to begin to go forward with any explanation.

And it's not a theory, it's a fact.

As for exchange.....

"Section 8.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;..."

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Lout Sue

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#830907 Dec 30, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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...that involvement has been in varying degrees from helping my daughter get her business off the ground...
What'd you do, buy her a bed? The floor was good enough for mom but not for the kids, huh? Asians, can't live with 'em... but you can sure live without 'em.

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Lout Sue

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#830908 Dec 30, 2012
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first schlep."

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Lout Sue

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#830909 Dec 30, 2012
"The best man is like beer.
Beer is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them.
It dwells in lowly places that all disdain.
This is why it is so near to Tao."

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#830910 Dec 30, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
Don't answer my posts.
You're far too stupid for me.
If Tenzing chooses to deal with idiots, that's his business.
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"nutsucker"
Any poster can answer any of your idiotic posts. Keep running off your mouth, crap always comes out, and anyone with an ounce of brains makes you look like the idiot you are.
Peace
KMA

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#830911 Dec 30, 2012
"The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
Through this I know the advantage of letting her be on top so she can better judge the depth of penetration."

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Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#830912 Dec 30, 2012
How liberals elect tyrans through history?

>> They disguise themselve as "saviours" with "goos intention and fairness for all" and liberals fall for it every single time in history!

Obama Administration: "We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith"

In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-adminis...

http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administrat...

https://www.google.com/search...
Lout Sue

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#830913 Dec 30, 2012
"There is no point in banging away at a cervix. When in Rome use the back door. Sure, there is traffic there, but it's also the fastest way to the kitchen."

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