Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1225064 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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

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

Fishers, 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.

Thereís 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

Loysville, 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

Fishers, IN

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

I should add that it isnít just the Hagel vote that has alienated Sen. Paulís 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 itís important to understand that this reaction is not limited to dissatisfaction with todayís 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
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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.
carol

Orlando, FL

#860178 Feb 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Those of us who know you aren't fooled (mostly). I've been off all week too, ironic we should return at the same time.
I'm tellin' ya, Grumpy Old Broad is still available.
Register.
Okay, I really must stop this. The carol magnet is sure to be close by.

But, yes it is ironic we should come back on at the same time and a little eerie we're on any sort of same wavelength.

Let's really test it. What color are you thinking of?

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860179 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Correct. Republicans should just roll over and let Obama bankrupt the country.
all you folks have anymore is boilerplate. no facts in sight for as far as the eye can see.

so here ya go....

Why Government Spending Is Not Out of Control

It is a standard talking point of Republicans and deficit hawks of all political stripes that federal spending is out of control; that major surgery is needed, especially on entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, to get the budget on a sustainable course.

In fact, our long-term deficit situation is not nearly as severe as even many budget experts believe. The problem is that they are looking at recent history and near-term projections that are overly impacted by one-time factors related to the economic crisis and massive Republican tax cuts that lowered revenues far below normal.

Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2013/01...

tax cuts are bad? yes....

U.S. posts $3 billion budget surplus for January

The budget posted a surprise surplus in January for the first time in five years, as the Treasury likely benefited from a windfall when payroll tax cuts expired.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-...

and to finish the week blowing up myths....

What explains the sharp decline in U.S. employment from 2007 to 2009? Why has employment remained stubbornly low? Survey data from the National Federation of Independent Businesses show that the decline in state-level employment is strongly correlated with the increase in the percentage of businesses complaining about lack of demand. While business concerns about government regulation and taxes also rose steadily from 2008 to 2011, there is no evidence that job losses were larger in states where businesses were more worried about these factors.

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/l...

Now tell us Mr. Galt, what does it feel like to live a fact free life?

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“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Yellowknife NT

#860180 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Don't have one and never will.
Me neither.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860182 Feb 16, 2013
now where is that carol doppelganger when you need her?

someone turn on the Batman light.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860183 Feb 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Hagel Temporarily Blocked, Paul Permanently Damaged
I should add that it isnít just the Hagel vote that has alienated Sen. Paulís 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 itís important to understand that this reaction is not limited to dissatisfaction with todayís 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...
The left is focusing their fire on Marco Rubio and Rand Paul because they are the leaders for 2016. Same old, same old.

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#860184 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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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.
But big government solutions for social issues defines your base.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#860185 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Registering will not deter those determined to be personally abusive.
A thick skin is required.
It's not so much about having a thick skin as getting tired of the insanity.

But maybe I'll join the insanity again later. Who knows.

Until then, keep fighting the good fight.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860186 Feb 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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all you folks have anymore is boilerplate. no facts in sight for as far as the eye can see.
so here ya go....
Why Government Spending Is Not Out of Control
It is a standard talking point of Republicans and deficit hawks of all political stripes that federal spending is out of control; that major surgery is needed, especially on entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, to get the budget on a sustainable course.
In fact, our long-term deficit situation is not nearly as severe as even many budget experts believe. The problem is that they are looking at recent history and near-term projections that are overly impacted by one-time factors related to the economic crisis and massive Republican tax cuts that lowered revenues far below normal.
Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2013/01...
tax cuts are bad? yes....
U.S. posts $3 billion budget surplus for January
The budget posted a surprise surplus in January for the first time in five years, as the Treasury likely benefited from a windfall when payroll tax cuts expired.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-...
and to finish the week blowing up myths....
What explains the sharp decline in U.S. employment from 2007 to 2009? Why has employment remained stubbornly low? Survey data from the National Federation of Independent Businesses show that the decline in state-level employment is strongly correlated with the increase in the percentage of businesses complaining about lack of demand. While business concerns about government regulation and taxes also rose steadily from 2008 to 2011, there is no evidence that job losses were larger in states where businesses were more worried about these factors.
http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/l...
Now tell us Mr. Galt, what does it feel like to live a fact free life?
Only fools believe that massive debt is not a problem.

Galt is debt-free and so should be our government.

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Patriot

Boulder, CO

#860187 Feb 16, 2013
NASA says Ďsmall asteroidí exploded over Russia: event took everyone by surprise

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/

I guess they're right using the word "small" when compared to what is coming --

"a huge mountain, all ablaze"

Notice Trumpets 2 & 3

http://niv.scripturetext.com/revelation/8-6.h...

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860188 Feb 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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But big government solutions for social issues defines your base.
Only a relatively small but vocal portion that are not reliable voters. The base of the Republican Party is the middle class (defined by values of thrift and hard work) and not the religious fundamentalists. We need a fiscally Conservative candidate with the courage to stand up to the religious extremists. Either Rubio or Paul may be that candidate.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860189 Feb 16, 2013
carol wrote:
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It's not so much about having a thick skin as getting tired of the insanity.
But maybe I'll join the insanity again later. Who knows.
Until then, keep fighting the good fight.
Don't feel obligated if it makes you uncomfortable. These idiots are not worth it.

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