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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Since: Oct 08

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#833309 Jan 4, 2013
THE DEBIL wrote:
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PSSST... DON'T LOOK NOW BUT THERE'S NOT MANY PLACES TO GO ANYMORE. COSTA RICA? COOL!
It's obvious you've never been to Costa Rica? The ex-patriate community thrives... You on the other hand, bitch and complain because the Giverment isn't paying for your hovel?? We dare you to take a trip to Costa Rica, come back, and post as you do.
pens_make_us_dum

Oklahoma City, OK

#833311 Jan 4, 2013
2005....
And those evil Bush tax rates...

"Sharp Rise in Tax Revenue To Pare U.S. Deficit"

http://travel.nytimes.com/2005/07/13/business...

Since: Dec 12

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#833312 Jan 4, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Let me introduce you to some facts of history that obviously aren't included in the material you are indoctrinated with.
When Bush took office the total public debt was 5 trillion dollars.
dot-com bust
The Arab jihad declares a global war on the United States
January, 2007, Democrats take control of all the purse strings of government.
annual deficit 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion
total public debt 8 trillion dollars
Please tell us what the Democrats have done to the deficit and debt since they took control of all the purse strings of government in January, 2007.
Did you say increase the deficit ONE THOUSAND F**K*NG PERCENT?
Did you say DOUBLE THE DEBT?
And, did you say they can't even generate a plan for government?
So, where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
You do know you'll have to answer that question or collapse the government, which means the end of the existence of the United States, right?
Are you committing treason and attempting to end the existence of the United States?
You like to make all kinds of excuses for your sorry party and lie about the numbers to try to pin all the blame on the Dems but the period you're referring to was the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression and that spending included Bush's 2008 "stimulus" and Bush's TARP as well as the Dem's "stimulus".

Own it loser.

Since: Dec 12

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#833314 Jan 4, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Something wrong with that now too? God forbid, people voted into positions should be doing the work of TAX PAYERS in MOST need, FIRST, for a NON-robbinghoodieTic change.
GOOD FOR THEM! About time they got a clue in the RIGHT direction.
Another big government teabagger.

Y'all are a hoot!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#833315 Jan 4, 2013
Homer 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>See folks now this is being a responsible citizen. The more we keep these psychopathic rightwingers here posting the less damage they can inflict on an unsuspecting public.
I'd like to nominate Old Raider for citizen of the year, granted the new year is still young but I think his statement and willingness to take on the Waxman troll clan is indicative of the solid citizen he is.
I second that nomination!! Good point. I guess I'll get the customary 14 bad judgeits!!

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#833316 Jan 4, 2013
Homer 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>See folks now this is being a responsible citizen. The more we keep these psychopathic rightwingers here posting the less damage they can inflict on an unsuspecting public.
I'd like to nominate Old Raider for citizen of the year, granted the new year is still young but I think his statement and willingness to take on the Waxman troll clan is indicative of the solid citizen he is.
I have to come clean, the real reason to keep him, and others like him, around is to showcase the reasoning of a typical right wing fanatic. It has to be embarrassing to moderate Republicans to realize they are in bed with nut cases like goober/waxturd/..
The example you provided of John Galt vs Carol shows how uncomfortable the right is with their bedfellows.
Nj raider 1

United States

#833317 Jan 4, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Bush economic stimulus-mid 2k-right into the hands of WORKING class AMerica, rather than into the hands of do nothing but take others earnings slackerTICS, for a CHANGE.
The LAST time lots of the same, saw ANY return of their honest EARNED efforts.
Next?
That's funny because I read an article in the huffington post dated Sept 24, 2012 that clearly stated", the bush era tax cuts did little if anything to stimulate the economy". In fact it did the opposite. It also says that the tax cuts were specifically targeted for the rich & did nothing for the middle class & poor. Hence the only class that made extreme profit was the rich. Obama on the other hand in 1 term produced more millionaires than bush in his 2 terms. You want to try another 1?
RUSH10ME

Emporia, VA

#833318 Jan 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
We gained 155K jobs in December.
Now, let's hear it from the "But" crowd.
Get busy you right whiners & tell us all the excuses why this is a bad report.
Unemployment 7.9% tell us why this is a good report.

Since: Dec 12

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#833319 Jan 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I find it appalling that disaster aid became political. Did you hear that Allen West got 2 votes for Speaker? so did Eric Cantor!
Surprised Boehner got re elected.
Boehner's probably the best Republican friend your guy has right now.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#833320 Jan 4, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Marrying the "help".
You need help killer
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#833321 Jan 4, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> That's funny because I read an article in the huffington post dated Sept 24, 2012 that clearly stated", the bush era tax cuts did little if anything to stimulate the economy". In fact it did the opposite. It also says that the tax cuts were specifically targeted for the rich & did nothing for the middle class & poor. Hence the only class that made extreme profit was the rich. Obama on the other hand in 1 term produced more millionaires than bush in his 2 terms. You want to try another 1?
Yet they call him a socialist
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#833322 Jan 4, 2013
Homer 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>See folks now this is being a responsible citizen. The more we keep these psychopathic rightwingers here posting the less damage they can inflict on an unsuspecting public.
I'd like to nominate Old Raider for citizen of the year, granted the new year is still young but I think his statement and willingness to take on the Waxman troll clan is indicative of the solid citizen he is.
I concur.

Happy national spaghetti day, I think later I'll whip up a batch with some chicken and creamy alfredo sauce.

I finally polished off the rest of the New Years have last evening, spaghetti will hit the spot.

Stock market up 4% this week__unleaded regular selling at about $3.20 in my area__Coors Light $17.99 per case. Life is grand.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#833323 Jan 4, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Boehner's probably the best Republican friend your guy has right now.
Perhaps; however he is so beleagured by his own party I thought he may have just quit.
Allen West with that gavel? He'd probably go all hammertime on everyone.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#833324 Jan 4, 2013
Hah, New Years Ham.
Sinker

San Francisco, CA

#833325 Jan 4, 2013
So waht
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#833326 Jan 4, 2013
Homer 2013 wrote:
<quoted text>You lash out.
Carol claims that God judges by the heart; so then what about the haters? What does God do about that? I mean, after he's busy causing children to be murdered in schools because of gay marriage and no prayer in school and stuff. Just askin...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#833327 Jan 4, 2013
Switzerland's oldest bank is to shut down after it admitted to helping American clients evade $1.2bn in taxes.

Wegelin becomes the first foreign bank to plead guilty to tax evasion in the U.S and must pay $57.8m (36m) in fines to the US authorities.

Once it has paid off its fines it will 'cease to operate as a bank.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22571...
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Homer 2013

Bethlehem, PA

#833328 Jan 4, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I concur.
Happy national spaghetti day, I think later I'll whip up a batch with some chicken and creamy alfredo sauce.
I finally polished off the rest of the New Years have last evening, spaghetti will hit the spot.
Stock market up 4% this week__unleaded regular selling at about $3.20 in my area__Coors Light $17.99 per case. Life is grand.
My wife made baked ziti last night, Homer a big fan of pasta.
pens_make_us_dum

Oklahoma City, OK

#833329 Jan 4, 2013
Capital gains tax rates decreased from 35 percent in 1977 to 15 percent in 2003....

Revenues INCREASED FROM $8 BILLION to $127 billion....

Hensarling, J.(2008) RSC Policy Brief: The Effect of Capital Gains Tax Cuts On Revenue. Retrieved on 4 Jan 2013 from www.house.gov/hensarling/rsc
Homer 2013

Bethlehem, PA

#833331 Jan 4, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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I have to come clean, the real reason to keep him, and others like him, around is to showcase the reasoning of a typical right wing fanatic. It has to be embarrassing to moderate Republicans to realize they are in bed with nut cases like goober/waxturd/..
The example you provided of John Galt vs Carol shows how uncomfortable the right is with their bedfellows.
Too late my friend, your nomination is picking up steam. It has grown a life of it's own outside of Homer.

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