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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#834865 Jan 7, 2013
pens_make_us_dum wrote:
SNAP...
2009 Table D-2 (SNAP)
Unweighted Distrabution of Participating Households by State.
THE STATES THAT OBAMA CARRIED in 08
Recv'd 49.4 percent of the total household SNAP distrabutions...
At the county level, the Moocher Myth is more intriguing. The Census Bureau counts federal dollars in five broad categories: retirement and disability payments, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, grants, and other direct payments. In 2004 -- the last year the Tax Foundation calculated the tax burden per county -- the counties that received the most per person in retirement or grants had higher vote margins for Democrat John Kerry.

But the counties that received the highest per-capita spending in the category “other direct payments” voted for George W. Bush.“Other direct payments” includes Medicaid, food stamps, crop subsidies, housing assistance and many other programs that people generally think of as “welfare.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blam...

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#834866 Jan 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Buying electricity from "green sources" is a scam.
You are an idiot.

Buying electric from green sources saves emissions & lowers the carbon footprint.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834867 Jan 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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"The principles he stated have never been proven false."
"Every tax, however, is, to the person who pays it, a badge, not of slavery, but of liberty"
sorry tea party.
WTH you talking-we the TEAP Party types paid PLENTY of taxes over MANY years.

It's the oboTIC nutcase type haterTics that want to line their greedy vulture claws-and only their greedy vulture claws, off of OTHER peoples hard work and years of contributions, that are dogchit.

Nothing but stankin', deceitful, ommisive dogchit.

Have a nice day :-)

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#834868 Jan 7, 2013
Bush and Obama, the Food Stamp Presidents

It’s true that the most recent figures from the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (provided to Factcheck.org/USA Today) show that a record number of people—some 46.2 million—are enrolled in the program. But the same data shows that more individuals were added to the program while George W. Bush was in office than have enrolled under Obama’s presidency: Under Bush, the program grew by 14.7 million individuals; under Obama so far, it’s grown by 14.2 million, and, as of October, was declining.

http://www.topix.com/forum/who/barack-obama/T...

declining.

Bush will keep that record.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#834869 Jan 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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The Rise of Food Stamp Nation
Newt Gingrich famously calls Barack Obama “the food-stamp president.” But the first president worthy of the moniker was George W. Bush. His administration brought a Madison Avenue element to the otherwise unreconstructed Great Society program. Not everyone who is eligible for food stamps knows it or wants to sign up. Bush began a recruitment campaign.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/305894...
and we all know how much the Bush admin loved black folks. all those potential discrimination lawsuits that never got taken up by the DOJ would seem to be an indication.
i have no problem with needy people receiving help via food stamps. i do have a problem when the "food" is served at a strip club, and I don't understand how anyone can defend that--lest feelings be hurt--or in order to stop stereotypes about recipients from being spread.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834871 Jan 7, 2013
pens_make_us_dum wrote:
SNAP Nutrional Assisstance Program
Report no: SNAP-10-CHAR
FweeDUHM foo-DUH cawrds fer everone!!

Taking' it it to the gutters 2013!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#834872 Jan 7, 2013
Adam Smith: This disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and powerful, and to despise or, at least, neglect persons of poor and mean conditions, though necessary both to establish and to maintain the distinction of ranks and the order of society, is, at the same time, the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Adam_Smith

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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834873 Jan 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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At the county level, the Moocher Myth is more intriguing. The Census Bureau counts federal dollars in five broad categories: retirement and disability payments, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, grants, and other direct payments. In 2004 -- the last year the Tax Foundation calculated the tax burden per county -- the counties that received the most per person in retirement or grants had higher vote margins for Democrat John Kerry.
But the counties that received the highest per-capita spending in the category “other direct payments” voted for George W. Bush.“Other direct payments” includes Medicaid, food stamps, crop subsidies, housing assistance and many other programs that people generally think of as “welfare.”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blam...
Always thought Bush was WAYYYYYYYYYYYy to generous...and put too much good faith in bad (deceptive, unethical) people!

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#834874 Jan 7, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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I'm a liar because it's only 12 times instead of 20?
Baaawwwaaaaahhhhh!!!!
Moron.
No, you are a liar for this statement "That man profeses he cares about glowbull warming yet lives in a mansion with a carbon footprint of 20 homes."

Buying electric from green sources does not add to your carbon footprint.

You are either a liar or dumber than Hell.

Your choice.

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brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#834875 Jan 7, 2013
Isreali intel will always have a friend here. I don't think I need to divulge my work with Isreali intelligence. LOL
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#834876 Jan 7, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>i have no problem with needy people receiving help via food stamps. i do have a problem when the "food" is served at a strip club, and I don't understand how anyone can defend that--lest feelings be hurt--or in order to stop stereotypes about recipients from being spread.
i'd just like to know if there's a problem or not, and how big it is.

must be some sort of study or another that some right wing blogger has discovered to lead to all of this talk.

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“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#834877 Jan 7, 2013
moshx wrote:
,<quoted text>guns are regulated, I never had to get a background check or a permit to buy a beer. As for reducing crime , look at the city of chicago, the most extreme gun ristrictions in the land and one the highest gun crime rates in the nation. What good did the gun control laws do there?
Chicago? Try New Orleans. You be wantin to cry up sum gator tears bout dem reestrictive Leeziana gun laws, you bet!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834878 Jan 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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No, you are a liar for this statement "That man profeses he cares about glowbull warming yet lives in a mansion with a carbon footprint of 20 homes."
Buying electric from green sources does not add to your carbon footprint.
You are either a liar or dumber than Hell.
Your choice.
Stopid did not invent the internet either.

The wwweb was CERNs contribution to the world.

See how DUHM, ignojerks are?

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#834879 Jan 7, 2013
Bela Pelosi and her blood-sucking Democrats now want more taxes instead of spending reductions.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#834880 Jan 7, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>i have no problem with needy people receiving help via food stamps. i do have a problem when the "food" is served at a strip club, and I don't understand how anyone can defend that--lest feelings be hurt--or in order to stop stereotypes about recipients from being spread.
Jane finds a new job; following welfare recipients to strip clubs and monitoring how they pay for lap dances!! You're a sick woman.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#834881 Jan 7, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
Solving the fiscal cliff is easy. Go back to Jimmy Carter era interest rates.
Be patient. Obama policies will eventually get to that point.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#834882 Jan 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i'd just like to know if there's a problem or not, and how big it is.
must be some sort of study or another that some right wing blogger has discovered to lead to all of this talk.
It was a NY Post story...nuff said.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834883 Jan 7, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
Isreali intel will always have a friend here. I don't think I need to divulge my work with Isreali intelligence. LOL
Israeli civil laws are not quite as unforgiving as US ones.
Oh well, that's life in the real world.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#834884 Jan 7, 2013
Alabama white supremacist charged for plot to blow up black and gay students

A 17-year-old student in Alabama was arrested last week for allegedly plotting to use dozens of homemade grenades to kill at least fellow six students and a teacher at Russell County High School.
Raw Story ( http://s.tt/1y3zk )

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