Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1434019 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

Spring, TX

#831891 Jan 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
A party that has made deficit reduction its clarion call, and in particular, reducing the size of government spending, appears to have received virtually nothing in the way of major spending cuts in this deal or deficit reduction for that matter. When push came to shove, reducing tax burdens was all that mattered to the GOP.
Of course, this result is neither startling nor unexpected, at least to those who have paid close attention to the Republican party over the last four years. It is ironic that on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's emancipation proclamation, a party that was formed by courageous slavery abolitionists has become, 150 years later, a party that is courageously fighting to ensure that wealthy Americans do not pay one penny more in taxes.
http://m.guardiannews.com/commentisfree/2013/...
... and that explains how the fiscal cliff was averted by eliminating all cuts to government spending and enacting a new tax policy that will generate 600 billion dollars in new taxes over a 10 year period of time... while the government will have a 1.3+ trillion dollar deficit for the foreseeable future with no plan to reduce it.
Let's see what that means....
1.3+ trillion times 10 years... naught plus naught equals naught, carry the naught, minus 600 billion....
No effect at all. The already obscene 16.5 trillion dollar debt about doubles.
An idiot knows this government will collapse.

What then?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#831892 Jan 2, 2013
Boehner is a Democrat wearing a Republican costume.
The House just approved a bill that has NO spending cuts and raises taxes a mere additional 600 billion dollars over a 10-year period of time, while the dificit will continue to be 1.3+ trillion dollars. Let’s calculate the effect of that…
1.3+ trillion dollars times 10 years minus 600 billion dollars, plus the existing 16.5 trillion dollars.
An idiot can tell you that government will collapse.
Boehner has to be removed from the Speaker’s chair. If he is not removed, the country will collapse in our lifetime. The Speaker of the House is the only, and last, person that will be able to stop the suicidal insanity of our government. We have to get a Speaker that isn't a Democrat automaton and will stand up against this obvious insanity.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#831893 Jan 2, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Occidental @ age 16. Could've been Pwetty impwessive, should that have been the case...still trying to figure out why opotus wouldn't want to show his adoring velveteenage poster worshippers, his crudentials on that, when duh Donald offered such a generous sum to charities for it.
Any REAL decent American would've.
Obviously, Obama thinks the so-called "poor" don't need that money.
Well, that solves the dilemma about how much welfare is needed in the budget... NONE.

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#831894 Jan 2, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Yay!
collect those rich guys money...Obama!
Make them pay!!!!!!
"More than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes. Among the households facing higher taxes, the average increase would be $1,635, the policy center said."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-01/sena...
So is your point that the deficit no longer needs reduced? Or is your point that only the wealthy should bear the burden of reducing it? Or is your point that you simply want to whine about Obama?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#831895 Jan 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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debunked. pointless. childish. desperate. laughable.
you could write for WND.
bullshit.
Nobody has answered these questions.
What was the name the person we know as "Obama" using at Occidental College?
What was the name the person we know as "Obama" using at Columbia where he enrolled but nobody in his class ever met him, and he is not even mentioned in the class he was supposedly graduating with in the year book?
When did "Barry Soetoro" who entered the United States as a citizen of Indonesia become "Barack Obama"?

And, how do you know this? Perhaps you have information the entire rest of the world has not been allowed to see....
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#831896 Jan 2, 2013
AmericanMan wrote:
<quoted text>Good luck with keeping the tax rates at the lowest levels in US history for the past 10 years and not paying the bills.
Gubbermint spending has going from 19% to 24% of GDP since Lord Obama ascended the throne.

How about we cut spending back to the levels it was under BJ Clinton before we jack up taxes?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#831897 Jan 2, 2013
Where is that nj so-called raider? Didn't show up for work this morning? I'm betting you still expect to be paid, though. I have a question for you:

Nj raider 1 wrote: <quoted text> 1st of all you or no one else don't treat me like anything. Respect is not a treatment. Your post is stupid being your posting on a forum about a black president. It's obvious you still think were in the 1800s. Who's the ones pointing the finger & making excuses about why the blackman was reelected? We're laughing because just as Barack Obama rose like a black rose from the concrete, so shall another black rose rise to prominence!. Barack Obama is just the start of what is to come. Its a beautiful thing to see thee younger white generation siding with the black people. We're just 13% of this country's population so it was your children that truly elected & reelected Americas black president! Black leader of the nation! Black commander & chief! We have the bask now & dont plan on giving it back anytime son(what did you call ya'll (whiteylol!)

DBWriter wrote?
I hate to be the one pointing this out to you, but Obama isn't black. He's a mulatto.
I'm wondering why a person who is obviously a mulatto is called "black" by you? Why don't you call him white?
I'd really like to see your answer on this.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#831898 Jan 2, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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So is your point that the deficit no longer needs reduced? Or is your point that only the wealthy should bear the burden of reducing it? Or is your point that you simply want to whine about Obama?
The Democrats insist the deficit not be reduced. You'd know that if you kept up with events.

The so-called "wealthy" don't even have enough in earnings to pay for Obama's pipedream of a government if you taxed them at 100 percent and made them destitute.

So, the question still remains:

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#831899 Jan 2, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Liberals claim that it was the Bush tax cuts that caused the recession...
REALDAVE....REALDAVE....REALDA VE......
"DNC is that President Bush’s policies caused the Great Recession..."
http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/09/again-which-...
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Meanwhile back at the ranch...
"Obama wants to spare 98% of Americans from any tax increases by extending their Bush-era tax cuts. He also wants to make permanent expanded tax breaks for low- and middle-income Americans..."
http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/09/news/economy/...
Meanwhile, wealthy Dems have been and continue to avoid paying more taxes themselves. But its ok as long as they aren't conservative or named Mitt Romney. The name of the game is:

Elitism. Exemptions. Evasion.

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#831900 Jan 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
let the whining begin.
Is There Really a Difference Anymore?
..........
Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No questions, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.[Animal Farm, last paragraph]
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Republicans were ushered into power in 2010, buoyed by limited government populism spawned by the Tea Party. They publicized a document called the GOP Pledge to America. You should take some time to read it. There are many interesting declarations in there. You’ll find lectures about the need to let the legislative process work; about the 3 day legislative transparency rule; about not spending most of the time on banal suspension bills; about cutting taxes; about getting rid of Obamacare; about cutting spending. Interesting indeed.
Republicans began their session in 2011 promising an immediate cut of $100 billion in spending. They lied. Ultimately, they only cut $352 million off of the FY 2011 budget. How fitting it is for them to end the 112th Congress by increasing spending by $330 billion…along with hiking taxes, letting every aspect of the Obamacare tax hikes slide, and obviating our leverage with the debt ceiling by agreeing to a sequester trap to coincide with the next battle.
Yes, we know…wait until March, and they will really extract concessions from Obama…just like they did $2.1 trillion ago. Except that they have already said they will never “allow us to default,” and they have communicated that fact to the Democrats.
Here is a spreadsheet of the voting tally from the Madison Performance Index. Take a look at it, and try to decipher the pigs from the men. Many of those who got us into this mess in the first place, including Cantor and McCarthy, joined the free ride and gave out hall passes to vote no.
Parting question: will Cantor and McCarthy purge themselves from their committee assignments for voting against the leadership scorecard?
http://www.redstate.com/2013/01/02/is-there-r...
Thanks for making our point. You are correct. Boehner is a Democrat wearing a Republican costume.
Yes, we agree with you. We need to change the Speaker.
Nancy Pelosi requested Boehner force the 112th congress to select the leadership for the 113th Congress so the Democrats could continue to get away with everything and collapse our government under the burden of an unpayable debt. Boehner had no problem with this bullshit.
We definitely need a new Speaker. Thanks for pointing this out, dufus.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#831902 Jan 2, 2013
Good morning, happy new year jackwagons, GFY, have a nice day, etc etc

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#831903 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The Democrats insist the deficit not be reduced. You'd know that if you kept up with events.
The so-called "wealthy" don't even have enough in earnings to pay for Obama's pipedream of a government if you taxed them at 100 percent and made them destitute.
So, the question still remains:
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
One Democrat, Obama, put reducing entitlement spending on the table months ago. You'd know this if you watched anything but FOX News. That is where some of the money would come.
Nobody, except maybe FOX News, suggested that the wealthy bear ALL the burden of reducing the deficit. What rational thinking people have asked is that the wealthy do their SHARE.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#831904 Jan 2, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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One Democrat, Obama, put reducing entitlement spending on the table months ago. You'd know this if you watched anything but FOX News. That is where some of the money would come.
Nobody, except maybe FOX News, suggested that the wealthy bear ALL the burden of reducing the deficit. What rational thinking people have asked is that the wealthy do their SHARE.
Really? And what happened to that charade?
Looks to me like the Democrats keep moving the goal posts. The end result of what the Democrats proposed had no... that's NADA, NONE, ZERO cuts in government spending.
And, if that isn't enough insanity for you, the taxes increased will only generate 600 billion dollars over 10 years. Let's compare that to the 1.3+ trillion dollar annual deficit.
1.3+ trillion times 10 years minum 600 billion equals... no goddam effect at all. The 16.5 trillion dollar debt just about doubles.

An idiot knows that government will collapse.

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RUSH10ME

Urbanna, VA

#831905 Jan 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
Good morning, happy new year jackwagons, GFY, have a nice day, etc etc
Hey look yall it's lily with balls.

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Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#831906 Jan 2, 2013
The polarized House approved the measure, unchanged, after House Republican leaders beat back a day-long insurrection within their ranks fueled by conservative anger at the bill’s lack of spending cuts. A final vote was expected late Tuesday evening.

“They’re crazy, but they’re not that batshit crazy,” Democratic Representative Alcee Hastings told reporters as the Republican plan came into focus.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/senate-hou...

lol Line of the day.

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Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#831907 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Really? And what happened to that charade?
Looks to me like the Democrats keep moving the goal posts. The end result of what the Democrats proposed had no... that's NADA, NONE, ZERO cuts in government spending.
And, if that isn't enough insanity for you, the taxes increased will only generate 600 billion dollars over 10 years. Let's compare that to the 1.3+ trillion dollar annual deficit.
1.3+ trillion times 10 years minum 600 billion equals... no goddam effect at all. The 16.5 trillion dollar debt just about doubles.
An idiot knows that government will collapse.
Nothing happened to that offer because there was no consensus on the Republican side to negotiate ANYTHING. They only agreed on two goals, protect the wealthy and tank Obama.
By any measure the wealthiest Americans have amassed more of the nations treasure. At the same time the poor are getting poorer and the middle class is shrinking. This is a sign to rational thinkers that the wealthy need to contribute a larger share in reducing the deficit.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#831908 Jan 2, 2013
Well the stock market likes the deal, pls 166 so far. Flack/Galt in hiding.

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Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#831909 Jan 2, 2013
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-one percent (41%) at least somewhat disapprove (see trends).

That 57% rating is up 11 points from a year ago. It's also up nine points from the last day of 2010 and up 11 points from the last day of 2009.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...

It would appear the people love their president.

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Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#831910 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Really? And what happened to that charade?
Looks to me like the Democrats keep moving the goal posts. The end result of what the Democrats proposed had no... that's NADA, NONE, ZERO cuts in government spending.
And, if that isn't enough insanity for you, the taxes increased will only generate 600 billion dollars over 10 years. Let's compare that to the 1.3+ trillion dollar annual deficit.
1.3+ trillion times 10 years minum 600 billion equals... no goddam effect at all. The 16.5 trillion dollar debt just about doubles.
An idiot knows that government will collapse.
Republicans wanted 2.5 - 3 & Obama put 4 trillion in deficit reduction on the table.

The Republicans said no because of tax rate increases on the wealthy.
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#831911 Jan 2, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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So is your point that the deficit no longer needs reduced? Or is your point that only the wealthy should bear the burden of reducing it? Or is your point that you simply want to whine about Obama?
Enough is enough...

We cannot afford all the goodies...

Real talks about what spending must go is enevitable...

Before the entire house falls down...

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