Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1510371 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840139 Jan 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Mayor Bloomberg wanted President Obama to go down fighting on this issue if necessary.- on Charlie Rose -
I agree.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#840140 Jan 16, 2013
Republican Honey wrote:
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When Romney took office in 2003, Massachusetts had a $3 billion deficit. By 2005, the state had a $1 billion surplus, plus a so-called rainy day fund of another $2 billion. When Romney left office on January 4, 2006, the Bay State had a balanced budget plus the rainy day fund — all without ever raising taxes.
“What I think stands out about his relationship with the legislature is he made it a point not to demonize his political opposition,” Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s senior adviser, tells me.
“Instead of giving speeches that were critical of the Democratic leadership, he invited them into his office every week for a meeting to discuss their shared agenda for the state. And sometimes there was business to discuss, and when there wasn't, the meeting still took place. They would end up talking about the last movie they saw,” Fehrnstrom said.
you have no clue what he did I guess you havent talked to anybody from Massachusetts which everything doubled in cost.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840141 Jan 16, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Here's some other stuff you might have missed:
Health care reform, an improving economy, ending two wars, removed restrictions on funding embryonic stem cell research with gun control and immigration reform next on the list, all accomplished dragging along a adversarial congress. If Obama does nothing else this has been an incredibly successful presidency! Sure puts to rest the "weak president" argument, doesn't it?
Absolutely; and things will be in good shape for the next Democratic President; Hillary Clinton? Gov. Cuomo?

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#840142 Jan 16, 2013
NRA supports ban on assault weapons in 1986:

The lone piece of significant legislation related to gun rights during the Reagan administration was the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986. Signed into law by Reagan on May 19, 1986, the legislation amended the Gun Control Act of 1968 by repealing parts of the original act that were deemed by studies to be unconstitutional.

The National Rifle Association and other pro gun groups lobbied for passage of the legislation, and it was generally considered favorable for gun owners. Among other things, the act made it easier to transport long rifles across the United States, ended federal records-keeping on ammunition sales and prohibited the prosecution of someone passing through areas with strict gun control with firearms in their vehicle, so long as the gun were properly stored.

However, the act also contained a provision banning the ownership of any fully automatic firearms not registered by May 19, 1986. That provision was slipped into the legislation as an 11th hour amendment by Rep. William J. Hughes, a New Jersey Democrat. Reagan has been criticized by some gun owners for signing legislation containing the Hughes amendment.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840143 Jan 16, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
Koch Brothers think they own U.S. Congress. GF008 Safer World 2013.
Well, they and others thought they could buy the White House; the people prevailed. They will again in 2014. Have faith.
The American people proved that corporations are not people. They know they have to get out the vote big to fight off these fascists.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#840145 Jan 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school shooting, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and mandatory background checks for buying ammunition.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law less than an hour after it won final passage in the Legislature, with supporters hailing it as a model for the nation and gun-rights activists condemning it as a knee-jerk piece of legislation that won't make anyone safer and is too extreme to win support in the rest of the country.
Rest of the country like CT, MD, CO where proposals are on the table? How about those Pew (In Gun Control Debate, Several Options Draw Majority Support) and ABC/WaPo (After Newtown Shootings, Most Back Some Gun Controls, Poll Shows) polls? How about ME (Poll finds support for guns – as well as limits – in Maine) and NJ (Gun control finds support in N.J., according to latest poll)?
this NON NRA member didn't bother following existing gun laws, do you think starting Tuesday he will?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#840146 Jan 16, 2013
Atmore Al wrote:
<quoted text> Voting for the incompetent Obama was throwing your vote away, because you ended up with an additional 4 more years of inadequate leadership and Obamafailure.
sad thing we 8 years of inadequate leadership and bushfailure prior to Obama which the Conservatives are Right, GW Bush was incompetent but what choice did you have.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#840147 Jan 16, 2013
U.S. Gov need ATF to fight illegal drug sales as well as illegal firearms sales. GF008 Safer World 2013.
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#840149 Jan 16, 2013
Fiscal cliff?

No money wasted?

Expand the help given to the 47%'ers!

Poor 47%'ers!!!!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid....
made $80 BILLION in improper payments...


#840150 Jan 16, 2013
It s simple:obama would have been older and white,he wouldn t have won the election.these lasts electkon were mostly based on ethnical votes than on really political choices.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#840151 Jan 16, 2013
Atmore Al wrote:
<quoted text>Your worship of the incompetent Obama is interesting; how long have you been a member of Rev. Wright's church?
I dont worship nobody I Know the Difference between modern Liberal which was Obama & an East & West Coast Modern Ultra Liberal which was Romney and why do you think he has a home on both coast especially in California which would be my last choice.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#840152 Jan 16, 2013
AkQaeda us mad did not want President Obama re-elected so they attack Mali to make Romney seem accurate. GF008 Safer World 2013.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#840153 Jan 16, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Here's some other stuff you might have missed:
Health care reform, an improving economy, ending two wars, removed restrictions on funding embryonic stem cell research with gun control and immigration reform next on the list, all accomplished dragging along a adversarial congress. If Obama does nothing else this has been an incredibly successful presidency! Sure puts to rest the "weak president" argument, doesn't it?
after Obama gives illegals amnesty, do you think they'll bother to get car insurance? I know we'll be paying for their health insurance.

“What percent of car accidents are caused by illegal immigrants?” Their simple answer is,“Current interpretation of anti-discrimination laws hinder compilation of such statistics.” 2 To find the politically incorrect but truthful answer to the question, one needs to dig deeper, but not much deeper, to see the ramifications of illegal aliens driving in the U.S.

In 2011, the Department of Homeland Securityreported the deportation of 35,927 illegal immigrants convicted of driving under the influence.3 Congressman Steve King (R-IA) asserts that illegal alien drunk drivers kill over 4,700 Americans a year — 13 U.S. citizens die every 24 hours.4 Another study, published by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, cited motor vehicle crashes as the single leading cause of death for Hispanics between the ages of one and 44.5 And according to an analysis by the New York Times, about 4.5 million illegal aliens in the U.S. drive on a regular basis, many without licenses or insurance, or even the ability to read road signs written in English.6
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#840154 Jan 16, 2013
is sorry.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#840155 Jan 16, 2013
how's that illegal problem working for CA?

'As the chief executive officer of the city of Los Angeles since 2005, Mayor Villaraigosa has presided over an alarming atrocity of epic dimensions for an urban area; an evolving crisis involving thousands of fatalities every year with heavily regulated government-registered “weapons” that do not involve guns.

“L.A.’s Bloody Hit-and-Run Epidemic” was an investigative exposé reported by the L.A. Weekly one week before the Connecticut school shootings in December 2012. The subtitle of the cover story investigation by journalist Simone Wilson accurately describes the urban catastrophe as:“The city ignores a crisis of car-as-weapon crime in the streets.”

Widespread wave of hit-and-run fatalities

The Los Angeles Police Department records an astounding 20,000 hit-and-run crashes every year, which is a staggering 48 percent of all annual vehicle accidents in the city, according to the L.A. Weekly investigation. The percent of hit-and-run collisions nationwide are approximately 11 percent of all crashes while in Los Angeles they account for almost half, nearly five times the national statistics.

Hit-and-run crashes resulting in major injuries and fatalities are an astonishing thirteen times the number of homicides in Los Angeles – reported at 298 for 2012 – as reported in the L.A. Weekly investigation:

““According to data collected by the state, some 4,000 hit-and-run crashes a year inside L.A. city limits, including cases handled by LAPD, California Highway Patrol and the L.A. County Sheriff, resulted in injury and/or death. Of those, according to a federal study, about 100 pedestrians died; the number of motorists and bicyclists who die would push that toll even higher.”

For Villaraigosa and his political legacy, the truly embarrassing fact is that the L.A. Weekly writes,“a hit-and-run crime wave that has marched on for years while mayors, chiefs of police and other city leaders ignore it or remain ignorant of it.”

While some may quibble and engage in hair-splitting rhetoric about the comparison of vehicular crime to gun-related killings, to the victims and their families in Los Angeles the ultimate result is the same: the untimely and tragic death of a human being.

The difference between hit-and-run casualties and firearms is found more in the statistics than in the tools of destruction. In Los Angeles, 4,000 were killed or maimed by hit-and-run drivers while the LAPD reports only 836 gang-related victims were injured or died from gunshots in 2012. Yet

Mayor Villaraigosa goes on national television to politicize guns while remaining completely silent on his record of abysmal failure to protect Los Angeles residents from the hit-and-run crime wave on his city’s streets.'

Rochester, KY

#840157 Jan 16, 2013
carol wrote:
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According to reports from the previous UN inspection agency, UNSCOM, Iraq produced 600 metric tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, VX and sarin, and nearly 25,000 rockets and 15,000 artillery shells, with chemical agents, that are still unaccounted for.
The CNN report was in 2003. You should read it.
But the speech that Bush gave to the nation the day the Iraq war started had to do with Nuclear weapons. "We can't wait for the answer to come in the form of a mushroom cloud". Of course the story changed for years on why we were there. The big answer is that of the 33 nations the US has bombed and/or invaded since 1945 have ALL been for nothing. Some day maybe you war mongers will learn that. The LAST war the US has been in to "protect" our freedom ended in 1945. All others have been BS.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840158 Jan 16, 2013
Sandy Relief Passes House Despite Conservative Opposition

The full $51 billion relief bill passed the House 241-180, with 179 Republicans opposed.

United States

#840159 Jan 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The Presidents next 4 years will be filled with accomplishments; ending the war in Afghanistan, bringing the troops home; Obamacares will be implemented, hopefully with some tweeking, as in resurrecting the public option; an assault weapons ban; reducing the deficit, lowering unemployment rates... should be in good shape for the transition to Hillary!
Hillary? Hahaha ! Old brain tumor bitch? Yeah rite!
After the Begazi hearings she better go stick her ugly face in the sand like an ostrich !
That no good lying piece of Liberal SHIT !
Fuck Hillary. Hope her brain tumor comes back and grows so big that it cracks her skull open ! Good riddens !
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840162 Jan 16, 2013

H.R. 152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (On Passage of the Bill)

United States

#840163 Jan 16, 2013
Republican Honey Pot wrote:
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I vote for them having to learn how to wear adult diapers, if they haven't already, because they will hard pressed to keep a tight one at mid-terms, or even dodging flying lead from one of their more disturbed electorates. They've already tried that mind-numbing one-two punch stuff, and I don't think it worked out all that great for them last election and this one.
Sweetie, the next Republican President is probably in diapers now (I mean he's an infant, not somebody like you), and you'll be mouldering in the ground when he's getting lessons in scooping with both hands and eating raw flesh. He'll be proficient even before he gets his first set of teeth. The punching days are over; now it's gonna be tear right into the flesh while they're still conscious.
We Republicans are going to have to do something, big and bad and, well, as you say, "mind-numbing" to get the attention of the fools who put this Kenyan in the White House. I think you know this is code for "Civil War II," except the south is even more dumbed down than it was for the first one. We're just going to make up in savage stupidity what we lack in intellect. Like the Debil suggested, all we have to do when the war starts is, whatever the Government tells us to do, we do the opposite. No problem, I say ...
Well said... ill be there with you ! a REVOLUTION IS COMMING TO A BOIL ... Thats why they want our guns now.
Me? I have enough to Hold my own for years ! Come get mine liberals !
Itll be a bad move to say the least !

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