Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457927 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#840517 Jan 16, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I live in an area that was hammered by the financial crisis/mortgage meltdown and I'm seeing huge improvements in business openings, people are joining COC's again and there's scuttlebutt about new hospitals, and other large employers moving to or expanding in the area.
There will be some "big names" that disappear, there is actually a published list. Avon is on the list as is Mitsubishi Motors America and many more. Tough shyte! BTW Mitsubishi LTD is not broke having just pledged $770 million to a German windfarm company.
But not so good in other areas, particularly high-tax states like IL, NY, and CA. Plus, not much of a future in most Rust Belt major cities.

Note the number of states moving to abolish their state income tax.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840519 Jan 16, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I live in an area that was hammered by the financial crisis/mortgage meltdown and I'm seeing huge improvements in business openings, people are joining COC's again and there's scuttlebutt about new hospitals, and other large employers moving to or expanding in the area.
There will be some "big names" that disappear, there is actually a published list. Avon is on the list as is Mitsubishi Motors America and many more. Tough shyte! BTW Mitsubishi LTD is not broke having just pledged $770 million to a German windfarm company.
Same here, lots of new construction, big residental rental projects, bad news is that Walmart appears to be moving into the east end of town where they've never been seen before; they were relegated to the State Rd. 7 area. They opened one in Boynton Beach on Federal Hwy and started building one in Lighthouse Pte. what a mistake, they'll kill all the small businesses.
This goes back to local elections that people don't pay attention to; I doubt that any big box stores will be allowed in my town, but, you never know whose palm is getting greased.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#840520 Jan 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You should stop saying sorry libtards and say sorry to all the future victims of mass murderers. This should not be political.
You are always on the side against the American people.
Sheepdip!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#840521 Jan 16, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree with its, 1929 again for expection its costing the Federal Government extremely more to provide for the entitlement society which the United States didnt have during the Great Depression and then on top of that the US has to deal with all the borrowing GW Bush did which nothing was paid for & it was the collapse of Lehman Brothers's which started the chain reaction and cards started to fall and Bruce Bartlett predictions were right on in his 2006 book "Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy" and said it wouldnt matter if it was a Republican or a Democrats in the Whitehouse the chickens were coming home to roost meaning all the debt accumulated under Bush.
Most of the debt is charged to Obama, including the $1 trillion Porkulus program which accomplished absolutely nothing.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840522 Jan 16, 2013
Homer 2013 wrote:
What's up rightwingtards and normal people?
I was just wondering about you. Hope you were on some fabulous vacay

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#840523 Jan 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The gun he used would have been banned as well as the clips he had.
You live in a "would have been" kind of world.

Yep, he wouldn't have had any other weapon.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840524 Jan 16, 2013
LooTER SHooTER wrote:
<quoted text>where did I threaten ? I just said it would be nice to see.
What Obama is doing to America and our Country is a Crime !
Maybe one (joyous) day we will see obama in a jackass drawn carrage with a muslem flag draped over him !
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#840525 Jan 16, 2013
The NRA’s new ad is beyond anything we’ve seen, in political propaganda terms, in the modern history of this country. The text goes as follows:

Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security.

Let’s start with the ad’s broken logic. A, the Obama family has Secret Service protection; B, other American families do not; C, because of this, Obama is an elitist and a hypocrite. It’s pretty ludicrous. Malia and Sasha Obama get lots of things because their father won the presidency. They also have a chauffeur; get to ride on a big fancy airplane free of charge and don’t have to endure any TSA-related indignities; live in a beautiful big house rent-free; and so on. By the ad’s logic, all of these are instances of hypocrisy.

And yet, for pretty much all of modern history until this ad was unveiled yesterday, I don’t remember anyone begrudging presidential children their right to the perquisites that come with being the president’s children. People on the right made fun of Amy Carter’s and Chelsea Clinton’s physical appearance in tasteless ways. People on the left made fun of the Bush girls’ zest for margaritas and what have you.

But this is a step, or three, beyond that. It’s designed to make people who despise the president despise him even more; and it’s designed to make them despise his children, 14 and 11 years old, because they live a cosseted life that you and your kids don’t; they are ergo elitist hypocrites just like their father.

It’s not even the logic, though, that’s most disturbing. The main thing here is what’s between the lines; the hot buttons in the pro-gun amygdala the ad is designed to push. Just mentioning the president’s daughters in an ad full of violent imagery and sounds—silhouettes of assault rifles, profiles of heavily armed soldiers, martial music—is an invitation to certain viewers to make certain mental connections. I’ll stop there. But it’s really a shocking thing.

It is true that a couple recent polls have shown majorities backing the NRA position about putting armed guards in schools, which Obama opposes. This is the point of the ad. That’s a point that could have been made in any number of ways. But the NRA decided to make it in this particular way. Imagine: A group of people tossed this idea around, kicked its tires, so to speak; someone wrote a script; someone chose the images; someone chose the music; someone in authority said yes, let’s do this, let’s drag the president’s daughters into it.

And remember—this debate is really just starting in earnest today, as the president unveils his proposals. What will the group prove itself capable of if its back is really up against the wall?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01...

next it'll be the dog whistles. or maybe it just happened.

(it's ok. i know you HAVE to call me a racist.....it's the 'rules'.)

where would you folks wander without your ideology? it's bad enough as it is......

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#840526 Jan 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Fox in----
Fox out ----
Not from Fox sweetie!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#840527 Jan 16, 2013
Dan Salazar wrote:
America is on the cusp of real change not that we submitted to obama's agenda. Remember how Robert Mugabe transformed Rhodesia into Zimbabwe. All isn't bad. America had a great run of over 230 years.
Going downhill is always fun, easy and high-speed thrilling.

But when things bottom out under the Boy Messiah, the future uphill battle will devastate future generations while the Jerk-In-Chief retires to Hawaii, his golf clubs and roasted Muslim Dog..

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#840529 Jan 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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you might as well give it up. Eman will never ever admit when he is wrong or uninformed on an issue. Just ask him about the Keystone Pipeline or if the Sec of State is a cabinet position.
Just like he didn't know about the legislation allowing toters to tote in National parks.
I agree that Eman and every other right winger on here is a lost cause. My only interest is trying to figure out what makes them tick. It seems to be a combination of faulty information, primarily from FOX, poor reasoning skills, fear, racism and gullibility. I thought they were harmless and pretty much ignored them until Bush was re-elected. Then I decided I better do what I could to marginalize them.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#840530 Jan 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Maybe one (joyous) day we will see obama in a jackass drawn carrage with a muslem flag draped over him !
The jackass won't be pulling the carriage but will be inside of it, lily.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#840531 Jan 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Note to the Carols.
Who ever is using Carol's name, please stop. It is not amusing.
To the real Carol,registering will end this nonsense.
Here! Here!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#840528 Jan 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You were comparing this recession to any recession.
This is far worse & thereby recovery will be longer.
The recession ended three years ago, but GDP growth rate is still miserable.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#840532 Jan 16, 2013

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#840533 Jan 16, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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I agree that Eman and every other right winger on here is a lost cause. My only interest is trying to figure out what makes them tick. It seems to be a combination of faulty information, primarily from FOX, poor reasoning skills, fear, racism and gullibility. I thought they were harmless and pretty much ignored them until Bush was re-elected. Then I decided I better do what I could to marginalize them.
The lost causes are you sheep who believe anything another liberal says. you believing realputz is a perfect example.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#840534 Jan 16, 2013
Reid has already announced that he will not bring any gun control bill to the Senate floor that cannot pass the House.

Doesn't want to put Democrat Senators facing re-election in 2014 on the record supporting a losing issue.

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#840535 Jan 16, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Everyone on here knows you tried to give Obama credit for those rights, when the NRA had much more to do with it. Give credit, where credit is due, Terry.
Eman you're chasing your tail on this. For months I have pointed out that in four years no one has lost a single gun right while Obama has been president, in fact, many have NEW gun rights. In light of recent abuses, Obama, like many other thinking concerned citizens, has decided that something needs to be done to address this problem. Only an ostrich, the NRA or an idiot would bury his head in the sand and hope that the killings would stop without trying something.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#840536 Jan 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Maybe one (joyous) day we will see obama in a jackass drawn carrage with a muslem flag draped over him !
Looks like a little payback here.

Maybe now lily will stop being a fake Carol.
RUSH10ME

Richmond, VA

#840537 Jan 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Maybe one (joyous) day we will see obama in a jackass drawn carrage with a muslem flag draped over him !
Still not a threat ,just someone looking forward to a joyous ocassion in their and many others opinion , still not a crime.

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