Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1478399 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

#860157 Feb 16, 2013
carol wrote:
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Just popped in to see what was going on and apparently need to tell you all I'm not ill. Because my name and location were hijacked and some of you thought my hijacker was me and that I was ill, you can see why I decided it best to just leave.
Haven't posted since last Tuesday after posting a fond farewell, before my hijacker posted I had a stroke or something.
But a heartfelt thanks to some for having missed me.
Nobody blames you for avoiding the personal abuse from the vicious, low-class Obama mob.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#860158 Feb 16, 2013
Cruz will be the Democrat's poster boy for modern McCarthyism.

He'll be buried quickly, both by Dems and Repubs.

He is evidence of the 'stupid' that Jindal and Rove know will doom their Party going forward.

You are part of that 'stupid', no wonder you admire Cruz. He feeds your stupidity.

Cruz has Communist ties from his college days.

He'll be destroyed.
John Galt wrote:
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Ted Cruz speaks for the base of the Republican Party, while McCain speaks for the Washington establishment.
We need a fighter like Ted Cruz, not a doormat like McCain.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#860159 Feb 16, 2013
carol wrote:
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The imposter will be back soon so I'll say this quickly.
Unfortunately, there was some confusion in my registering because my email address had been used before - by me. Not even sure myself how that happened.
Anyway, I've contacted topix to see how it can be rectified. Still haven't heard back from them yet.
It's the only way I'll come back on.
Register a throw-away email address on gmail. I don't think I've ever checked the address I registered with.
Classy Freddie Blassy

Bronx, NY

#860160 Feb 16, 2013
I heard Corey Booker and Marion Barry are running in next presidencial election.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#860161 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Ted Cruz speaks for the base of the Republican Party, while McCain speaks for the Washington establishment.
We need a fighter like Ted Cruz, not a doormat like McCain.
I've never seen a group of people so fiercely dedicated to defeat.

Well, except for libertarians and communists that is.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#860162 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Hagel is being opposed because he is a Quisling.
I think it's hilarous how the Republiclowns fawned all over Kerry, former Public Enemy #1, yet they lauded him with hugs and kisses and approved him in record time!!

Yet when a Republiclown like Hagel shows up, they brandish their long knives.

Proves how dysfunctional the Republiclowns are. They turn on their own more willingly than they attack their opposition!!

Gotta love it!!

The Civil War within the Republiclown Party is a wonderful thing.......for Democrats!!

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#860163 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Hagel is being opposed because he is a Quisling.
He's being opposed because he's an Obama nominee. If Reagan were still alive and Obama nominated him y'all would hate him instantly.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860164 Feb 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Register a throw-away email address on gmail. I don't think I've ever checked the address I registered with.
Registering will not deter those determined to be personally abusive.

A thick skin is required.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860165 Feb 16, 2013
Classy Freddie Blassy wrote:
I heard Corey Booker and Marion Barry are running in next presidencial election.
Booker would not be a surprise at all, as a designated Obama surrogate. Obama will have a candidate in the race, and it will not be Hillary.

Barry could run on a ticket with Al Sharpton or Jesse jackson, Jr. and would still get 99% of the plantation vote.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#860166 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Facebook Gets a Multibillion-Dollar Tax Break
By Peter Coy on February 15, 2013
It hasn’t drawn much attention, but Facebook’s first annual earnings report contains an accounting gem: a multibillion-dollar tax deduction for the cost of executive stock options and share awards.
Even though Facebook (FB) reported $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations in 2012, it will probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a Feb. 14 statement from Citizens for Tax Justice.
The tax-research and -lobbying organization says companies such as Facebook should treat stock options the same in their reports to shareholders as they do in their tax filings. Citizens for Tax Justice calls the tax footnotes in Facebook’s Jan. 30 financial statement “an amazing admission,” but there’s nothing illegal about the breaks the company is claiming. Companies like Facebook are allowed to treat the cost of non-cash compensation, such as stock options, as an expense that reduces profits, essentially the way they treat cash compensation such as salaries.
The difference is that Facebook—unlike, say, General Motors (GM)—relies heavily on stock options and restricted stock units as a form of compensation. It paid out a lot during its years as a private company that it must now recognize on its income statement and balance sheet.
You won’t find any $429 million tax refund in Facebook’s financial statements. Indeed, the company says it had a $559 million federal tax liability in 2012. But that liability isn’t an actual payment. In a footnote, the company also said that it had a $1.03 billion “excess tax benefit” last year related to “stock option exercises and other equity awards.” That benefit is what flips the federal tax liability into a refund.(A small portion is applied against state taxes.)
Facebook says that it anticipates reducing its tax liability in the future by an additional $2.17 billion by using further net operating loss carry-forwards that it has banked.
Boycott facebook, Close your accounts.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#860167 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Ted Cruz speaks for the base of the Republican Party, while McCain speaks for the Washington establishment.
We need a fighter like Ted Cruz, not a doormat like McCain.
you don't need a fighter after the fight is already over.

you folks are just fighting to try to keep us in the 80s. "dusty Reaganisms" and all that thank you Marco.

so how many times did Reagan raise taxes? and why did he? because he was worried about the good of country and not worried about what the 'base' would be pissed off about.

because you see, and as was pointed out by Bill Buckley on more than one occasion, the base will always be ideologically irrational.

and.....in the minority.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860168 Feb 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I've never seen a group of people so fiercely dedicated to defeat.
Well, except for libertarians and communists that is.
As a Libertarian, you should understand that principles are more important than winning by selling out.

Republicans can win by emphasizing economics and avoiding social issues, as in the 2010 election.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#860169 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Hagel is being opposed because he is a Quisling.
Senate Republicans Make a Spectacle of Themselves

The bizarre anti-Hagel effort has attached itself to the worst mistakes of the Bush administration.

There’s no question that Republicans in Washington are desperate for a winning issue......

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860170 Feb 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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He's being opposed because he's an Obama nominee. If Reagan were still alive and Obama nominated him y'all would hate him instantly.
Lack of opposition to Kerry negates that argument.
hhhm

Salamanca, NY

#860171 Feb 16, 2013
i dont trust no goverment official they all lie
all bent on money and power as long as it benifit's them not the people in the long run

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#860172 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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But illegal aliens do vote, and no proof of citizenship or identity is required.
Liar.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860173 Feb 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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you don't need a fighter after the fight is already over.
you folks are just fighting to try to keep us in the 80s. "dusty Reaganisms" and all that thank you Marco.
so how many times did Reagan raise taxes? and why did he? because he was worried about the good of country and not worried about what the 'base' would be pissed off about.
because you see, and as was pointed out by Bill Buckley on more than one occasion, the base will always be ideologically irrational.
and.....in the minority.
Correct. Republicans should just roll over and let Obama bankrupt the country.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860174 Feb 16, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Boycott facebook, Close your accounts.
Don't have one and never will.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#860176 Feb 16, 2013
Hagel Temporarily Blocked, Paul Permanently Damaged

I should add that it isn’t just the Hagel vote that has alienated Sen. Paul’s potential supporters. Sen. Paul has voted for cruel, ineffective Iran sanctions, and a lot of antiwar conservatives were willing to cut him some slack on the grounds that he was still opposed to war with Iran. He offered an entirely unnecessary security guarantee to Israel, and many of his potential supporters were still willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Voting to block Hagel was the final straw for a lot of people, but it’s important to understand that this reaction is not limited to dissatisfaction with today’s vote. The decision to vote with his party to block Hagel is part of a pattern of bad calls that Sen. Paul has made in recent months, and in each of these he has ended up siding with people who hate restraint and prudence in foreign policy and who also hate Hagel because he represented some measure of both.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#860177 Feb 16, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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No, Jane and you for that matter are totally wrong. The Obama administration has deported 1.5 times as many illegal immigrants as the previous administration, concentrating on those who commit crimes.
How can the Democrats be pandering for the votes of people who don't vote? In case you've forgotten, to register to vote you need to be able to prove your citizenship.
Angry? No, anger is an expensive emotion that I'm not going to waste on insignificant ignorant people. I just call out people for what they are.
I didn't call you an idiot this time. Happy?
Yeah - actually you did two things. You didn't use the idiot routine to close and previously you owned up to not reading the entire manifesto. You are not a type A liberal Democrat here therefore I must apologize for misjudging you.

As far as illegal immigrants, yes it's true it's been reported that Obama has deported 1.5 times as many as Bush and ironic since many on the left support sanctuary cities. New Haven & Hartford, for example. In addition, Democrats know they have an issue advantage so they will do anything, regardless of common sense to pander to Hispanics such as:

"New Haven's mayor wants illegal immigrants to be able vote in municipal elections"

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics/N...

If you don't agree that type of proposal by Democrats does not encourage illegal immigrants to come & stay here then you are not being fair, so I agree with Jane.

After all, Democrats have done other crazy things such as suggest/provide in-state student college prices to illegals, yet people from the next state "who are legal citizens" pay out of state tuition prices.

Interesting read: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

The overarching point however is that Democrats get the Hispanic legal voters by showing disregard for illegal immigration - remember - many legal ones want their relatives (legal or illegal) to be here. I'm not saying Republicans have been straight on this either as they share in the blame for the situation, but by far, Democrats have gone overboard and it's simply to get the vote at our expense and at the expense of justice/rule of law.

To Obama's credit, they "say" he is also going after the criminal illegals, however we know what he doesn't always follow through on things as the Washington Post article points out.

Have a good weekend.

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