Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277098 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#832694 Jan 3, 2013
The primary goal of government should be to get the economy running at full throttle once again. That will restore jobs and wealth and increase tax revenue, which narrows budget deficits. Mark Blyth, a Brown University political scientist with a forthcoming book called Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, says:“Democrats should have said to Republicans,‘You’re the guys who created the debt. We’ll deal with the debt when we return to growth. Get lost.’”

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-...
Nj raider 1

United States

#832695 Jan 3, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>your assignment today is to see how things work so well in Zimbabwe (who expelled their white men) and maybe Haiti, where kidnapping of all races is an industry, and then report back.
Your lesson today is simple. Check the time & date (most importantly the year) & check back. This ain't the 1800s & this sure ain't Zimbabwe or Haiti & nobody but you said anything about expelling the whiteman. I live comfortable within my means without fear of anything, any man, of any race. Your a glass half full type. Only see things from 1 side. Kidnapping is a industry because of class discrimination. Ya'll cry about the gov't footing the bill for the poor , but if they ever decide to stop, you'll find out 1st hand exactly what Zimbabwe and Haiti are like. If purple can't eat or feed their kids, what do you think the outcome is? And don't giver me that get a job b/s. You know just as I there just aint enough jobs in America thanks to the republicans genius idea of giving tax breaks to companies outsourcing american born businesses overseas for exploitation of cheap labor. Lesson complete!

Since: Sep 10

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#832696 Jan 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
People change. Christie appeared to be a conservative, but is clearly a big-government spender. Better to learn sooner rather than later.
That leaves out Jindal, as well. All those Billions he raked in for Katrina, eh??

Seems all your heroes are big spending types!!

Christie is your only hope to win the Presidency.

Dump him and you dump any chance to win in 2016.

Knowing the nitwit party, you'll dump Christie and let Hillary walk into the White House.

I'm lovin' it!!

Since: Sep 10

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#832697 Jan 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Maybe it's not as bad as we think, given that Obama caved in on extending the Bush tax cuts for all but a few people.
Obama's victory was so complete, he mde the Clowns renege on a 'no new taxes' pledge they had used for decades!!

Made little Grover whine and cry!!

You're party is toast. They just folded on their biggest issue!!

Shoot yourself now, avoid the angst.

Since: Sep 10

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#832698 Jan 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Or a washed-up old draft dodger from Moreno Valley.
You're projecting your draft dodger status onto others now??

You're really sick, Nobraina!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#832699 Jan 3, 2013
The Right’s Entitlement Reform Dilemma and the Politics of the Parenting Class

The problem, however, is that voters, including most Republican voters, remain resistant to Medicare reform. Matt Yglesias recently cited Republican opposition raising the Medicare eligibility age (68 percent of Republicans are opposed as opposed to 71 percent of Democrats according to a post-election Washington Post/ABC survey) as a proxy for cognitive dissonance among Republicans on Medicare.

This represents an enormous challenge for Republicans for the following reasons:

(1) national security hawkishness is the least salient it has been since the 9/11 terror attacks;

(2) it is less clear that Americans are polarized around controversial social issues in a manner that obviously benefits social conservatives;

(3) and we’ve arguably reached the limits of the post-1992 strategy of building conservative domestic policy around tax cuts and single-minded resistance to tax increases.

And so the Republican brand is now primarily identified with spending restraint. Given that structural entitlement reform is the only way to deliver spending restraint, and structural entitlement reform is unpopular, I think it’s safe to say that this is a problem.

http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/336768/r... #

Since: Sep 10

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#832700 Jan 3, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing new here just a drunk with nothing of her own to add , never has this obama worshiper had an original thought ever , maybe thats the reason she is an obama groupie .
So the oyster shucker can't compete with Lily in debate, so he lowers himself to crude insults.

No surprise there!!

That's what you wingnuts do!!

Of course, lowering himself is what oystermen are all about.

Down there in the muck and shit on the bottom, seperating snot holders from the rocks that's where phony Rush is!!

Since: Sep 10

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#832701 Jan 3, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Your benefactor you ungrateful liberal democrat , I feed , clothe , and provide for your very existance , your welcome for now ,tomorrow who knows , I could quit contributing and just join you .
You live in a shack by the bay. You are a subsistence worker.

You don't own anything but your oyster rakes.

What a phony you are.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#832702 Jan 3, 2013
In the just-concluded fiscal cliff battle, the impasse was only superficially about Republicans’ demands for spending cuts—it was about Republicans (not irrationally) wanting bipartisan cover for spending cuts. In the coming battle, the Republican position is effectively going to be “Give us the cuts that we all would rather avoid—or we shut down the government.”

Does that smack of a winning political argument to you?

I suspect Republicans are about to discover that the prospects for entitlement reform were a lot more favorable under the cover of such a bargain. Paradoxically, perhaps, new revenue is the friend, not the foe, of the would-be entitlement reformer.

As with the fiscal cliff, the trick for Obama and Republicans leaders in the debt-ceiling negotiations—and let’s not kid ourselves; the president will have to negotiate—will be to isolate the wing of the Republican party that’s eager to fall on the sword of austerity, despite opposition from the public as well as Wall Street. If Republicans re-up their demands for structural entitlement reforms, Obama will counter with a demand for new revenue extracted from “loopholes and deductions that aren’t available to most Americans.” And we’ll be right back into grand-bargain territory—with neither side exercising any more leverage than it had last year. The timing of the budget “sequestration”—shelved for two months—may actually end up greasing the skids for a debt-ceiling increase. After much sound and fury, the Obama administration may be able to pull those delayed cuts out of its pocket and frame them as fresh concessions.

It won’t be pretty. It’s wholly unnecessary. But this process—lurching from crisis to suboptimal, impermanent resolution, and back to crisis—seems to be the best the system can manage right now.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/the-fo...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#832703 Jan 3, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's victory was so complete, he mde the Clowns renege on a 'no new taxes' pledge they had used for decades!!
Made little Grover whine and cry!!
You're party is toast. They just folded on their biggest issue!!
Shoot yourself now, avoid the angst.
You keep running away from this question, dupe.

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

You know you either have to answer that question or collapse the government, don't you?

So, where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

Since: Sep 10

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#832704 Jan 3, 2013
carol wrote:
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Hopefully, it will make it a lot easier in 2014 and 2016 to bring back some sanity.
But it could have been worse, granted.
However, the worst is yet to come over the next 60 days. Obama has to deliver on his "balanced approach" and either put up or shut up and spending cuts.
Problem is, he doesn't care about the deficit. He only cares about extracting revenge against the wealthy.
You're far from wealthy, in fact, you're poor.

So why do you care about what Obama does to folks like O'Reilly??

Or are you hoping someday BillyO might want to sexually harrass an old hag who stinks of cigarettes??

Thought so.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#832705 Jan 3, 2013
Photo of receipt from Cabela's identifying Obama's national sales tax for ObamaKare is displayed as my ID photo.

Since: Sep 10

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#832706 Jan 3, 2013
carol wrote:
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Who can blame them?
We're facing a bleaker future than any of us can imagine.
We have a president who wants to add trillions to the deficit at the same time all Americans have smaller paychecks.
The you-know-what is about to hit the fan.
If I had that kind of money, I'd be getting out while there was still time too.
Bob tells an unsubstantiated lie and Carol agrees with him.

Typical day on Topix.

Go Obama!!

Since: Sep 10

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#832707 Jan 3, 2013
carol wrote:
Adding trillions more to the deficit...no spending cuts...all Americans with smaller paychecks...
...how could anyone think this is going to have a good ending?
It did pass th eRepubliclown House, with all the Teabaggers!!

Hell, even Paul Ryan vboted for it!!

You're screwed, Lorac.

I take great delight in your coming unglued!!

Go Obama!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#832709 Jan 3, 2013
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said his debilitating stroke has sparked a new interest in the experience of people on Medicaid.

In an interview published Wednesday, Kirk said that most Illinois residents insured through the low-income health program would be eligible for just 11 rehabilitation sessions following a stroke.

"Had I been limited to that I would have had no chance to recover like I did. So unlike before suffering the stroke, I’m much more focused on Medicaid and what my fellow citizens face," Kirk told the Chicago Sun Times.

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/medicaid...

Since: Sep 10

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#832710 Jan 3, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Hopefully, it will make it a lot easier in 2014 and 2016 to bring back some sanity.
But it could have been worse, granted.
However, the worst is yet to come over the next 60 days. Obama has to deliver on his "balanced approach" and either put up or shut up and spending cuts.
Problem is, he doesn't care about the deficit. He only cares about extracting revenge against the wealthy.
If you're this upset, Obama must be doing a great job!!

After all, you're a Teabagger, a group of stupid old white nitwits hated by all Americans.

You're just a loser. A very sore loser!!

I'm lovin' it!!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#832711 Jan 3, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's victory was so complete, he mde the Clowns renege on a 'no new taxes' pledge they had used for decades!!
Made little Grover whine and cry!!
You're party is toast. They just folded on their biggest issue!!
Shoot yourself now, avoid the angst.
I saw that POS being interviewed yesterday and he was getting all snotty with the host about how Obama was more interested in his own pay raise than he was the middle class getting tax relief. Little weasel!

Alan Grayson is back in town and I hope he yanks Norquist's colon out.

Since: Sep 10

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#832712 Jan 3, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>With Miss Carol you're out of you league.
You only like Carol because she's as sick, twisted, and ignorant as you!!

She lies a lot more, but you're more thought challenged!!

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#832713 Jan 3, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
It did pass th eRepubliclown House, with all the Teabaggers!!
Hell, even Paul Ryan vboted for it!!
You're screwed, Lorac.
I take great delight in your coming unglued!!
Go Obama!!
Holy moses nutcase! Too much coffee or are you just having an epileptic spasm of libturd thoughts this morning.

Take a pill man, you're spammin the thread, Bozo Brain.

What's up with you man? No life? Are you retarded/retired or just a misfit that can't work? My guess is you're some old terd.

Since: Sep 10

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#832715 Jan 3, 2013
carol wrote:
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This is exactly why I blame you. And everyone who thinks like you.
If you're this upset, Obama must be doing a great job!!

After all, you're a Teabagger, a group of stupid old white nitwits hated by all Americans.

You're just a loser. A very sore loser!!

I'm lovin' it!!

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