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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“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#832094 Jan 2, 2013
NATTY BUMPOFF wrote:
NOW, AS TO THE MATTER OF MY RACISM, I'M PART OF THE HUMAN RACE AND THAT'S THE ONLY ONE I RECOGNIZE. WITH THAT SAID, I AM NOT PROUD OF US, ANY OF US. WHAT'VE WE GOT TO BE PROUD OF? FOOTBALL? AIRBOATS?
What proxy location & name will you use tomorrow, Democrat/socialist sockpuppet?

How about proud2bstupid from Kenya? It will fit.

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#832095 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The Patriot Act is not part of the Constitution.
Therefore, it is subordinate to the Constitution.
Because the Patriot Act is subordinate to the Constitution, then it is impossible for the Patriot Act to supersede the Constitution.
Now, repeat after me:
"All laws are subordinate to the Constitution"
... in a Constitutional Republic like the United States, that is.
In a fascist dictatorship, this isn't true.
So, judging from what you wrote, you are under the impression that we live in a country governed by a fascist dictatorship, right?
Funny how you nitwits defended the Patriot Act when Bush passed it!! LOL

Sleazy Ed said 'if you haven't done anything wrong, you've nothing to fear from the Patriot Act'.

Looks like Ed had no problem with it. I remember many of the nitwits saying the same thing.

But now that Obama's President, you're all against Bush's signature act as a Dictator!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Better read up on John Yoo, Bush's legal expert, who wrote much of Bush's Constitution busting PAtriot Act.

AKA John Choon Yoo

Born: 10-Jun-1967
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Thinks Geneva Conventions are obsolete

Former clerk for Laurence H. Silberman at the Court of Appeals, and later for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas 1994-95. Served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the DOJ 2001-03, where he wrote substantial parts of the PATRIOT act with Viet Dinh, and co-authored a report that spat on the Geneva Conventions.

The forty-two page memo in question, which he authored in January 2002, stipulated that since Afghanistan has no formal government to speak of, neither the Geneva Convention nor any other laws of war apply. This breaks a fifty-year U.S. military tradition of upholding those rules, rules that the U.S. adopted because the same rules protect captured American soldiers. When the U.S. state department read Yoo's memo, they were "horrified"; their chief legal advisor calling it "seriously flawed." But George W. Bush approved the policies in the memo, ultimately resulting in the Abu Ghraib fiasco and similar atrocities being committed in other Iraqi prisons as well as those in Afghanistan.

According to a 2010 report from the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, investigators asked Yoo whether he maintained that the President's authority is broad enough that he could hypothetically "order a village of civilians to be exterminated", to which Yoo responded, "Sure." Among his other zingers are quotes like "There is no constitutional right to privacy of records not in your possession" (said at a University of Virginia conference) and another on the PATRIOT Act, "It seems to me a very modest bill. There is no revolutionary change."

Other related memos discuss how to avoid prosecution of War Crimes that are expected to be committed by Americans following these policies, though it is not clear whether Yoo had a hand in authoring those.

Yoo occasionally appears on news programs such as Lehrer News Hour as a talking head (at least one time with Scott Horton as foil), largely defending Bush administration policies. With all these wonderful ideas coming out of his head Yoo still feels he has enough credibility to author a book on Constitutional law. He remains a tenured law professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Fact is, nothing is unConstitutional until th eSupreme Court rules so.

Too bad you don't understand the Constitution or the Patriot Act.

But stay ignorant, that will ensure your supporting losers like Rmoney and McLame!!

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carol

Orlando, FL

#832096 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Well, that brings us back to a question nobody in the world has been able to answer:
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
... got an answer to this?
We still have increased taxes from the taxation monstrosity called Obamacare to look forward to next year.

Who the heck is going to pay for that now that "the rich" - i.e. "the successful" - have been taxed up to their eyeballs?

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#832097 Jan 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Trying to make any sense out of this administration's policies is an exercise in futility.
For you, making sense of anything is an exercise in futility.

Sore loser!!

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carol

Orlando, FL

#832098 Jan 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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This is rich!
Yes, it is. Rich in the sense of your being so gullible. Hate to say it.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#832099 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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... 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?
Unfreakin' believable.

Send them ALL back to "Arithmetic 101"...for the INEPT.

HELLL OOOO...middle class UHamerikuh....figure it out yet?

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High-income families will feel the biggest tax increases, but many middle- and low-income families will pay higher taxes too.

Households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will face an average tax increase of $579 in 2013, according to the Tax Policy Center's analysis. Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will face an average tax increase of $822.

"For most people, it's just the payroll tax," said Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center.

The tax increases could be a lot higher. A huge package of tax cuts first enacted under President George W. Bush was scheduled to expire Tuesday as part of the "fiscal cliff." The Bush-era tax cuts lowered taxes for families at every income level, reduced investment taxes and the estate tax, and enhanced a number of tax credits, including a $1,000-per-child credit.

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CAP, CURB (IE: STOP the hemorrhaging of OVER SPENDING)Balance and get a damn B-U-D-G-E-T...and live with in the means again!

B-U-D-G-E-T

budg·et
[buhj-it] Show IPA noun, adjective, verb, budg·et·ed, budg·et·ing.
noun
1.
an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future.
2.
a plan of operations based on such an estimate.
3.
an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period.
4.
the total sum of money set aside or needed for a purpose: the construction budget.
5.
a limited stock or supply of something: his budget of goodwill.

Time for baffoons, baboons and general air-headed goons to GROW UP again!

The T(axed) E(nough) A(lready drained dry) Party.

Welcome to the MESS of America's INcompetence!
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#832100 Jan 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Republicans rescuing the homeless? lol, now I have heard everything. Last I heard DBWriter, resident Republican, wanted to find ways for them to pay taxes. Maybe a 'street sleeping' tax? Doorway tax?
Is VACATION over yet Homer? It should be-the REST of America is back to work.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#832101 Jan 2, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text> all this from someone who just posted useing a fake name. How ignorant is that?
Not nearly as ignorant as a nitwit who proclaims himself proud to be white!!

As if you had a choice!!

Too bad whites are not proud to have you among us!!
RUSH10ME

Emporia, VA

#832102 Jan 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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This is rich!
What you called "rich" is actualy the truth.
Homer

Effort, PA

#832103 Jan 2, 2013
On the House floor, Rep. Peter King, a Republican from storm-ravaged Long Island, N.Y., blasted the delay as "indefensible" and said Congress had a "moral obligation" to hold the vote. On Wednesday, he urged New Yorkers to withhold all donations to congressional Republicans in an appearance on Fox News, apparently so hopping mad about the delay that he doesn't mind turning on his own party.

"I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds," King said. He even hinted he might jump ship from the Republican Party altogether if they didn't vote soon.

Democrats have been even harsher in their criticism. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said in a press conference on Wednesday that he was "infuriated" by a comment from Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican from California, who said the bill didn't move in the House because it was filled with pork. Schumer said Issa should speak to one of the hundreds of thousands of homeowners who need help repairing their homes and will now face a delay in getting relief.

"Tell that homeowner to his face ... that it's pork," Schumer said. He added that Issa would surely not want to face such a delay if an earthquake hit his home state: "I know he wouldn't say the same thing about California." Schumer added that he now hoped a bill would pass before the end of January, after the inauguration.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/backlash-f...

Republicans, ugh
Forks_Make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832104 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff Anyone????

Rats on treadmills!!!!!!!

Study gives rats arthritis...

"In an elaborate study of the obvious, University of New England researchers injected rats’ knees with a substance that causes arthritis and then discovered that those rats would run less on their exercise wheels due to chronic pain. As a sad side note, the arthritis seemed to have a larger debilitating effect on those rats that had run more often"

http://www.idausa.org/realridiculousresearch/...

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#832105 Jan 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
This is rich!
You mean Wall Street Trader Marc Rich who left the country? Speaking of payback, isn't he the one Bill Clinton pardoned. I believe his wife just left the USA and renounced her USA citizenship.

By dumping her U.S. passport, Rich likely will save tens of millions of dollars or more in U.S. taxes over the long haul, tax lawyers say.

You socialists sure like to help these people, don't you?
Homer

Effort, PA

#832106 Jan 2, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Is VACATION over yet Homer? It should be-the REST of America is back to work.
What vacation dumbass? Most people are off on New Year's Day.
NATTY BUMPOFF

Zagreb, Croatia

#832107 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Kindly explain how the Republicans turned over to the Democrats in January, 2007, an annual deficit of 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion dollars. Then, explain to us what the Democrats did to that 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion dollar deficit since January, 2007?
Did you say increase it by ONE THOUSAND PERCENT?
I ALREADY DID EXPLAIN IT... WAIT... 2007? ANYWAYS, THE KEY WORD IN MY POST WAS "SUPPLEMENTALS." THAT'S HOW REPUBLICANS MANAGED TO START TWO WARS AND DESTROY THE ECONOMY WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING.

THEIR STATED PURPOSE IS AND WAS TO DESTROY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THIS IS THE MEANS THEY FOUND TO DO IT: START TWO VERY EXPENSIVE CONFLICTS HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD AND THEN DON'T ALLOCATE ANY MONEY TO PAY FOR THEM. THEN LOWER TAXES! THE RESULTS OF SUCH A PATH ARE SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD AND EASY TO PREDICT, BUT THEY ARE NOT IMMEDIATE.

EVERY TIME THERE IS AN ELECTION THE SLATE IS NOT SIMPLY WIPED CLEAN. IF THE GUY BEFORE YOU STARTED TWO UNFUNDED WARS AND THEN GOT THROWN OUT OF OFFICE HIS REPLACEMENT IS STILL OBLIGED TO FIGHT THE SILLY WARS AND PAY THE BILLS.

THE FIGURES YOU CITE AS AN EXAMPLE OF REPUBLICAN FISCAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS ARE THE FIGURES GIVEN TO THAT REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION BY THE SOLVENT CLINTON WHITE HOUSE. THE FIGURES YOU THEN CITE AS AN EXAMPLE OF DEMOCRATIC FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT ARE THE FIGURES CREATED BY THE ASININE BEHAVIOR OF THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE.

YOU ARE LIKE A CHICKEN, APPARENTLY, EACH DAY YOU OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE THE SUN IS A BRAND NEW DAY... ONLY.. THAT MAKES YOU A CHICKEN RATHER THAN A SAGE.
Lincoln

United States

#832108 Jan 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Which is why I said making sense of his policies is an exercise in futility.
Keep in mind Rev. Wright, his mentor, said it's all whitey's fault for 20 years, so it's really no wonder, is it? Payback time, I mean?
And let's not forget his Marxist friends in college and his other mentor, Frank Marshall.
Republicans House and Senate passed the bill and President Obama signed.

"Keep in mind ......"
carol uses fox talking points from 2008
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#832109 Jan 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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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.
Hope they start CUTTING right there too. Can't legislate peoples behavior-but by God, We The People can legislate how much they can MOOCH on the dole roles!

ONE whoyobabydaddy per babymama per SEVEN years. Yo has mo den ONE while on Welfare-TOUGH-yo get NO MO on duh fwee ride slackerTIC gwavy trains...suck it up and get a clue like the rest have had to then!

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Can't wait to see what gets proposed to CURB Spending- on THAT side of the BALANCE it and BUDGET it fence!!

America WATCHES to see!
Forks_Make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832110 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal CLiff anyone????

Single Prairie Vols have a tough time caring for young....

"... Emory University experimenters created "single-mother" prairie vole families by removing the father from some prairie vole families. While they found that the single mothers spent just as much time caring for their children as the mothers with mates, they did find that the children of single mothers spent less time caring for their children than those raised by two parents."

http://www.idausa.org/realridiculousresearch/...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#832111 Jan 2, 2013
Where's gunner?

Police: Connecticut man filmed ladies bathrooms at church and work

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/02/police-...
Forks_Make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#832112 Jan 2, 2013
Fiscal CLiff!

For the 'good to know' file cabinet!!!!!

...diet DOES not impact hamster sex...

"...Scientists at Lehigh University and the University of Minnesota found that putting hamsters on a diet had no significant impact on their abilities to perform or enjoy sexual intercourse..."

http://www.idausa.org/realridiculousresearch/...
Homer

Effort, PA

#832113 Jan 2, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfreakin' believable.
Send them ALL back to "Arithmetic 101"...for the INEPT.
HELLL OOOO...middle class UHamerikuh....figure it out yet?
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High-income families will feel the biggest tax increases, but many middle- and low-income families will pay higher taxes too.
Households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will face an average tax increase of $579 in 2013, according to the Tax Policy Center's analysis. Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will face an average tax increase of $822.
"For most people, it's just the payroll tax," said Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center.
The tax increases could be a lot higher. A huge package of tax cuts first enacted under President George W. Bush was scheduled to expire Tuesday as part of the "fiscal cliff." The Bush-era tax cuts lowered taxes for families at every income level, reduced investment taxes and the estate tax, and enhanced a number of tax credits, including a $1,000-per-child credit.
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CAP, CURB (IE: STOP the hemorrhaging of OVER SPENDING)Balance and get a damn B-U-D-G-E-T...and live with in the means again!
B-U-D-G-E-T
budg·et
[buhj-it] Show IPA noun, adjective, verb, budg·et·ed, budg·et·ing.
noun
1.
an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future.
2.
a plan of operations based on such an estimate.
3.
an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period.
4.
the total sum of money set aside or needed for a purpose: the construction budget.
5.
a limited stock or supply of something: his budget of goodwill.
Time for baffoons, baboons and general air-headed goons to GROW UP again!
The T(axed) E(nough) A(lready drained dry) Party.
Welcome to the MESS of America's INcompetence!
We had a balanced budget under Clinton, tough to put the genie back in the bottle.

Going over the cliff would have meant huge spending cuts and no one, Republican or Democrat wanted that, witness the vote in the Senate - 89 to 8

Homer was all for going over the cliff, cut spending and raise taxes. We're broke.

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