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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Homer

Effort, PA

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

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, 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

Emporia, 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

Effort, 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

Pharr, 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

Effort, 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

Effort, 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

Loysville, 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

Oklahoma City, OK

#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...
Homer

Effort, PA

#831912 Jan 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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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.
Homer would like to see 4 trillion in spending cuts and taxes raised on the wealthiest.

A balanced approach.

The rich have made trillions on the backs of the middle class and at the expense of massive debt to our government, time to pay the piper.
Homer

Effort, PA

#831913 Jan 2, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP)— Hugh Hefner's celebrating the new year as a married man once again.

The 86-year-old Playboy magazine founder exchanged vows with his "runaway bride," Crystal Harris, at a private Playboy Mansion ceremony on New Year's Eve. Harris, a 26-year-old "Playmate of the Month" in 2009, broke off a previous engagement to Hefner just before they were to be married in 2011.

Playboy said on Tuesday that the couple celebrated at a New Year's Eve party at the mansion with guests that included comic Jon Lovitz, Gene Simmons of KISS and baseball star Evan Longoria.

The bride wore a strapless gown in soft pink, Hefner a black tux. Hefner's been married twice before but lived the single life between 1959 and 1989.

http://news.yahoo.com/playboy-hugh-hefner-mar...

At least somebody believes in the sanctity of marriage.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#831914 Jan 2, 2013
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Carol, quit being such a liar.
Show me where Obama said he was going to decimate the military.
You really are pathetic.
Gut it...castrate it...cripple it...you can pick another word.

Automatic spending cuts called “budget sequestration” reduces defense spending by $500 billion over the next 10 years with $50 billion in cuts planned to take effect in January 2013 on top of almost $500 billion in long-term military cuts already proposed by President Obama. In total, nearly $1 trillion in cuts.

Radically reducing the size of the armed forces, targeting retirement benefits for veterans and higher health care fees and co-pays is not only a breach of contract but a major deterrent to recruitment.

If you read the news yesterday, Al-Qaeda has taken over a large area in Mali to plan a "global jihad".

They couldn't be happier.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#831915 Jan 2, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Why? wouldn't Occidental let 16 year olds in using their given birth names?
Obama attended Occidental as Barack Obama, dumbass.

You & DAWriter are mental twins.(Hint, that is not a good thing)
carol

Orlando, FL

#831916 Jan 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
LOS ANGELES (AP)— Hugh Hefner's celebrating the new year as a married man once again.
The 86-year-old Playboy magazine founder exchanged vows with his "runaway bride," Crystal Harris, at a private Playboy Mansion ceremony on New Year's Eve. Harris, a 26-year-old "Playmate of the Month" in 2009, broke off a previous engagement to Hefner just before they were to be married in 2011.
Playboy said on Tuesday that the couple celebrated at a New Year's Eve party at the mansion with guests that included comic Jon Lovitz, Gene Simmons of KISS and baseball star Evan Longoria.
The bride wore a strapless gown in soft pink, Hefner a black tux. Hefner's been married twice before but lived the single life between 1959 and 1989.
http://news.yahoo.com/playboy-hugh-hefner-mar...
At least somebody believes in the sanctity of marriage.
He's a joke. All of his marriage are an even bigger joke.
JusttheFacts

Russellville, KY

#831917 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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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....
Because in 1982 the unknown powers decided it would be easier to be elected President with the name Barack Hussein Obama Jr.. It's all a BIG conspiracy.
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#831918 Jan 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer would like to see 4 trillion in spending cuts and taxes raised on the wealthiest.
A balanced approach.
The rich have made trillions on the backs of the middle class and at the expense of massive debt to our government, time to pay the piper.
What's rich?

Elaborate?
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#831919 Jan 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
Well the stock market likes the deal, pls 166 so far. Flack/Galt in hiding.
Now watchem go after capital gains...doophus

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#831920 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.
The idea you believe DAWritetr proves you are a moron.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#831921 Jan 2, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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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.
Hi fellow goober doob. Yes, when we were in our 60's back in the decade of greed when Clinton was president, we had tons of mergers, layoffs and CEO bonus growth that was sky high.

Remember the Marc Rich Pardon?

How about Vernon Jordan, Jr? He was also rich and a lawyer.

Hypocrute on, man...

You really should stop wearing those lugnuts from your Model T Ford for your ear earrings. The rust from inbetween your ears is corroding them. While you're at it, cut the hair growing out of your ears, Bozo.

Those rose colored glasses look pretty cool though. You will never lose them! Hypocrite.

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