Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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dem

Chicago, IL

#844158 Jan 21, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>"dim"
Black people problems can be a bitch. Tiger Woods is white? Whatever his color he is a helluva golfer, he makes millions upon millions from his 'hobby'. You have a problem with that? You are just a simple assed racist, others who are sooper good at their hobbies, LaBraun, Serena, Vanessa, Durant, Bryant, Gore, RG3, Wade, Howard, etal, all black all good at the top of their of professions, all who hate how their talents are taxed to the max, so when you put your hand out a benevolent government will give you food stamps, a rent subsidy, free health care.
Peace
KMA
I like Phil.
He isn't crazy like you nuts.
dem

Chicago, IL

#844159 Jan 21, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>This is the great thing about Topix. Right wing dim is afforded the opportunity to pose this thoughtful response to Chicago dem's liberal reflection on gun violence.

Ain't it grand?
I tried telling everybody that its the work of god I do.
As if a magic wand forces them into admitting their deepest secrets using my name.
carol

Orlando, FL

#844160 Jan 21, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Sure, soon as y'all lose this retro racism. Don't think it has gone unnoticed that NO white "liberal" gets nearly the flack as do those darkies. They get an "F" just for having the temerity to show up let alone have an opposing view. Let's hear one of y'all frame Clinton as a lower primate. You're lying if you don't know it, see it, and deep in that darkest corner of yourself believe it.
Pour yourself another one, Tenzing. Everything is gonna be all right.
carol

Orlando, FL

#844161 Jan 21, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I realize that is a problem for a lot of you and you have my sympathy but ever since negroes were put into the service of defending this country a lot of folks started feeling bad about them having to use different restrooms and eat in different restaurants and such. They even felt some of them might be up to performing white folks work like bein' President. Now I know it takes some getting used to but you said it: "Americans have changed" and you can either change with them or die bitter.
You sure have a lot of racist undertones to your posts.

However, black Americans wouldn't be where they are today if it had been left up to the Democrat Party.

Get some perspective, man.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#844162 Jan 21, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending January 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 335,000, a decrease of 37,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 372,000. The 4-week moving average was 359,250, a decrease of 6,750 from the previous week's revised average of 366,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent for the week ending January 5, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending January 5 was 3,214,000, an increase of 87,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,127,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,195,750, a decrease of 6,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,201,750.
UNADJUSTED DATA
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 555,708 in the week ending January 12, an increase of 2,360 from the previous week. There were 525,422 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending December 29 was 5,821,966, an increase of 465,547 from the previous week. There were 7,826,846 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2011.
http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/cur...
I see the word "increased" a lot.
Carol passed by "Decreased" several times s she could search for an
increased".

Totally ignore this: The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending December 29 was 5,821,966, an increase of 465,547 from the previous week. There were 7,826,846 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2011."

Carol, this is why you are the typical dumbass right whiner. You search every report for a negative while ignoring the position & then run screaming through the steets with arms flailing yelling "OMG OMG OMG"

Pathetic.

BTW, Weekly jobless claims when Bush left office were over 650,000

The unadjusted reflect the layoffs from the end of the Holiday season.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#844163 Jan 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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As usual, Dave wallows in ignorance.
Ignorance is you ignoring the science behind man made global warming as you cling to a few skeptics who push for sunspots.
dem

Chicago, IL

#844164 Jan 21, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>Pour yourself another one, Tenzing. Everything is gonna be all right.
What ya pouring?
Better yet what ya drinking.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#844165 Jan 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol passed by "Decreased" several times s she could search for an
increased".
Totally ignore this: The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending December 29 was 5,821,966, an increase of 465,547 from the previous week. There were 7,826,846 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2011."
Carol, this is why you are the typical dumbass right whiner. You search every report for a negative while ignoring the position & then run screaming through the steets with arms flailing yelling "OMG OMG OMG"
Pathetic.
BTW, Weekly jobless claims when Bush left office were over 650,000
The unadjusted reflect the layoffs from the end of the Holiday season.
The Labor Force Participation Rate hit a 30 year low on January 17th 2013. That means, so you understand, that is the lowest amount of people in the workforce since 1983.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#844166 Jan 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Doubtful.
The science of global warming is not political
Te right decided to make it political.
Its just typical. The Republican Party ignores what is best for the planet for the betterment of their pathetic party.
Just like they did with the good of our country.
Back when Republicans were true patriots, they believed in Man made global warming.
Since then, they discovered it was easier to get votes by dumbing down their base. A really easy task.
'Not political'?

You are a frekkin d um a s s
dem

Chicago, IL

#844167 Jan 21, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>The Labor Force Participation Rate hit a 30 year low on January 17th 2013. That means, so you understand, that is the lowest amount of people in the workforce since 1983.
Too many guys like gunner retiring at 48 with 80% health care paid till 62.

Then the weasels steal another job while collecting.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#844169 Jan 21, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The Labor Force Participation Rate hit a 30 year low on January 17th 2013. That means, so you understand, that is the lowest amount of people in the workforce since 1983.
Then count your blessings idiot, just think what it would be if Bush was still in charge. By the way I loved the Inauguration today and I had a ticket . You still lying about your daughter being there?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#844170 Jan 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Ignorance is you ignoring the science behind man made global warming as you cling to a few skeptics who push for sunspots.
Dave science is based on skepticism...

That's how you advance....

Beating your chest after elections is not science dave!
dem

United States

#844171 Jan 21, 2013
Im hoping there will be plenty of Dick there tonight
dem

Chicago, IL

#844172 Jan 21, 2013
Vedder wrote that "if the government provides food, then the imperative to work is severely reduced." In reality, food stamps have been repeatedly shown to stimulate growth. Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi told Congress in 2008 that food stamps were "the most effective way to prime the economy's pump." Zandi estimated every $1 spent on food stamp payments boosts gross domestic product by $1.73. Food stamp spending is also projected to fall significantly in the coming years, according to data compiled by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).

Vedder then claimed that extended unemployment benefits amount to "pay[ing] people to stay at home," though multiple studies find that unemployment benefits are stimulative, providing needed demand in the economy when growth is slow. The Congressional Budget Office in January 2010 recommended extending unemployment benefits to stimulate the economy:
endtime

AOL

#844173 Jan 21, 2013
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PROOF Obama's ReElection = ANTICHRIST______



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dem

Chicago, IL

#844174 Jan 21, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>Then count your blessings idiot, just think what it would be if Bush was still in charge. By the way I loved the Inauguration today and I had a ticket . You still lying about your daughter being there?
Howdy pal!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#844175 Jan 21, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Then count your blessings idiot, just think what it would be if Bush was still in charge. By the way I loved the Inauguration today and I had a ticket . You still lying about your daughter being there?
Oh she's not only there but up real close. Two seminars and the balls. you are back in Bumpuss and she is still there having the time of her life. Sucks to be you don't it.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#844176 Jan 21, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You sure have a lot of racist undertones to your posts.
However, black Americans wouldn't be where they are today if it had been left up to the Democrat Party.
Get some perspective, man.
Carol I realize you are way to fanatical and dense to grasp that your post is racist in nature. When you imply that Blacks aren't smart enough to know who or what to vote for.I'm afraid tis you that is perspective deprived. As a woman you seem oblivious of the way your party treats women, and all minorities..So you are the one lacking in the perspective catagory.
dem

Chicago, IL

#844177 Jan 21, 2013
Additionally, the Social Security disability payments that Vedder attacks are difficult to obtain. As Media Matters has documented, the Social Security Administration denies over half of the disability claims it receives. Moreover, the average disabled worker receiving those benefits gets less than $14,000 per year, well below the poverty line.

One of the most glaring omissions in Vedder's op-ed, however, is his failure to mention that a significant reason for the decline in the labor force participation rate is the aging and retiring population. Though the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago wrote that "just under half" of the decline in workforce participation "can be traced to long-running demographic patterns," Vedder chose not to include it.

The CBPP came to a similar conclusion that labor force participation was significantly impacted by baby boomers beginning to retire:
dem

Chicago, IL

#844178 Jan 21, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>Oh she's not only there but up real close. Two seminars and the balls. you are back in Bumpuss and she is still there having the time of her life. Sucks to be you don't it.
Dancing with the debil.

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