Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251797 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860633 Feb 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, jeeezzz.... what bullshit.
A person born a minority has more opportunity than a non-minority. All they have to do is take advantage of those opportunities.
Ever hear of "affirmative action", you goddam idiot?
If you want to actually discuss this, please tell us why minorities still aren't taking advantage of those opportunities that have been available to them for fifty goddam years.
Why do you think this is the fact?
funny you go right for race.

90% of us can't all be black. miss that part? seems the white folks feel they also have a gripe.

try a response that doesn't go all tea party.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860634 Feb 18, 2013
Scientology for Rednecks: What the GOP Has Become

As with many religions, political parties have a tendency to start as a movement, transform into a business, and finally degenerate into a racket designed to fleece the yokels. One organization which has gone out of its way to illustrate this evolution is the Republican Party. And it has done so with a national scope and fundraising apparatus that would have made Jimmy Swaggart or Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker mute with awe.

By "Republican Party" I mean both the formal party and its extended apparat: talk radio and the Fox News empire, pressure groups like the Family Research Council, allegedly "educational" 501(c)3 organizations like the Heritage Foundation, direct mail outfits descended from the original Richard Viguerie mother ship, polling firms like Rasmussen's, and the Tea Party itself (the latter nevertheless asserts its non-affiliation with the GOP despite its having sponsored the Florida Republican presidential candidates' debate in 2011).

True believers in this multi-faceted scam are usually careful to make a (false) distinction between the institutional GOP and the so-called conservative movement. The Republican Party and its grandees, according to this fable, are not "true conservatives." By 2008, the operatives of the racket were already saying this about George W. Bush, but that assessment required them to perform the mental gymnastics of forgetting that only a few years earlier, they were eager to nominate Dubbya to the next available vacancy in the Trinity.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-s-lofgr...

.... The voting base itself, endlessly stoked by talk radio and Fox News, thrives on its martyr-like self-image as a persecuted remnant of Real Americans....
yop

France

#860635 Feb 18, 2013
Minorities have as many advantages as non minorities. Those who claim the contrary are liars frustrated who had ever try to evolve. It is an easy way to complain everytime and to find reasons while the only reason is that you are lazy. In america, the one who wants to succee can whether he is black,white,indian,chinese or whatever. We are the country the most evoluated about discrimination. Look at our president, he is the living proof that everyone can manage to succee in our society. It is just up to you to want it.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#860636 Feb 18, 2013
Ok so now we are down to 49 states with West Virginia being declared Unconstitutional in the minds of sane people. Flack's unwillingness to self-deport himself out of the real state of Virginia should have INS breathing down his neck shortly.

Not to worry Flack I hear they are working on an 8 year path to citizenship.

What else going on today?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860637 Feb 18, 2013
Obamaís Minimum-Wage Gambit Puts Republicans on Defensive

The presidentís surprise call for an increase to $9 an hour in the State of the Union has the GOP on the wrong end of popular opinion again.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02...

....again.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#860638 Feb 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
funny you go right for race.
90% of us can't all be black. miss that part? seems the white folks feel they also have a gripe.
try a response that doesn't go all tea party.
It wasn't me that went for race, dufus. That's the way the goddam laws were written.
Please tell us about "affirmative action", then tell us after 50 goddam years of preferrential treatment, minorities still aren't taking advantage of the opportunities that have been given specifically to them and no other race for 50 years.

Why do you think minorities aren't taking advantage of the opportunities established solely for them?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#860639 Feb 18, 2013
Obama playing Golf with Tiger is like the ĎOdd Couple,í itís like Success meeting Failure, Tiger the President!!
Tigerís records, Most USGA National Championships, Most PGA Tour Wins, Most Masters Victories etc.!!
Obamaís record 1/5 Americans in Poverty, America in Debt to the Tune of16 trillion, 12 million Americans Unemployed, the list goes On!!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#860640 Feb 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Obamaís Minimum-Wage Gambit Puts Republicans on Defensive
The presidentís surprise call for an increase to $9 an hour in the State of the Union has the GOP on the wrong end of popular opinion again.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02...
....again.
Get rid of the minimum wage entirely.
If a person is still making minimum wage after any appreciable time working for a living, that's all they are worth... if that much.
Why should an employer pay more for the same useless employee?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860641 Feb 18, 2013
Republicans Try To Intimidate Nonpartisan Accounting Office For Debunking Their Economic Theory

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/17/1...

....again.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#860642 Feb 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Obamaís Minimum-Wage Gambit Puts Republicans on Defensive
The presidentís surprise call for an increase to $9 an hour in the State of the Union has the GOP on the wrong end of popular opinion again.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02...
....again.
They just cannot get a break. They are like the coyote chasing the roadrunner. Here comes another anvil.
Nj raider 1

United States

#860643 Feb 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, jeeezzz.... what bullshit.
A person born a minority has more opportunity than a non-minority. All they have to do is take advantage of those opportunities.
Ever hear of "affirmative action", you goddam idiot?
If you want to actually discuss this, please tell us why minorities still aren't taking advantage of those opportunities that have been available to them for fifty goddam years.
Why do you think this is the fact?
What opportunities are you harping on? Did you ever think the need for affirmative action points directly to the inequalities/biases black people face. If blacks have more opportunities, why then don't you state them & make them clear because affirmative action only made it so a certain% of black were offered the same opportunities as white people. Please do back up your claims with evidence. Teach me something I don't know!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860644 Feb 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Get rid of the minimum wage entirely.
If a person is still making minimum wage after any appreciable time working for a living, that's all they are worth... if that much.
Why should an employer pay more for the same useless employee?
i just love it when those on the wrong side of public opinion just want to get rid of the issue that they can't win.

we see that on FOX a lot.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#860645 Feb 18, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Ok so now we are down to 49 states with West Virginia being declared Unconstitutional in the minds of sane people. Flack's unwillingness to self-deport himself out of the real state of Virginia should have INS breathing down his neck shortly.
Not to worry Flack I hear they are working on an 8 year path to citizenship.
What else going on today?
What don't you understand about the legislators rebelling against the federal republic not being the representation of the state of Virginia in the federal republic?

"New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress."

Since it was only one state, and the legislators rebelling against the federal republic and participating as a funcitoning element of another country cannot be considered as representation in the federal republic for the state of Virginia, and the legislators loyal to the federal republic petitioned for the creation of a new state, and Congress consented to this request, how the hell do you figure West Virginia was unconstitutionally admitted?

Show us where the loyal legislators of Virginia violated this clause:

"Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."

If you cannot show that this clause was violated, then you have to admit that West Virginia was admitted into the union constitutionally.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#860646 Feb 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
It wasn't me that went for race, dufus. That's the way the goddam laws were written.
Please tell us about "affirmative action", then tell us after 50 goddam years of preferrential treatment, minorities still aren't taking advantage of the opportunities that have been given specifically to them and no other race for 50 years.
Why do you think minorities aren't taking advantage of the opportunities established solely for them?
Because whites are still 72% of the population and I know you don't believe this but racism is still alive and well and thriving in some areas.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#860647 Feb 18, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> What opportunities are you harping on? Did you ever think the need for affirmative action points directly to the inequalities/biases black people face. If blacks have more opportunities, why then don't you state them & make them clear because affirmative action only made it so a certain% of black were offered the same opportunities as white people. Please do back up your claims with evidence. Teach me something I don't know!
More "victim" bullshit.
Everyone is a goddam victiim, dufus. Life isn't fair. Get used to that fact of life.

Now, since you are admitting that the affirmative action programs gave preferrential treatment to black people, please continue the discussion and tell us why black people are still in the same situation now as they were 50 years ago when the preferrrential treatment for them began.

... well?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#860648 Feb 18, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> What opportunities are you harping on? Did you ever think the need for affirmative action points directly to the inequalities/biases black people face. If blacks have more opportunities, why then don't you state them & make them clear because affirmative action only made it so a certain% of black were offered the same opportunities as white people. Please do back up your claims with evidence. Teach me something I don't know!
Affirmative action is a joke, companies can easily get around it.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#860649 Feb 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i just love it when those on the wrong side of public opinion just want to get rid of the issue that they can't win.
we see that on FOX a lot.
You forgot to put content into your post. I gave a reason to eliminate the minimum wage. What is your reason to keep it? And, why do you think it is good for the economy to increasei it?

By the way, you never answered the question of where the money will come from to pay for Obama's government.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#860650 Feb 18, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Moderan Liberal GW Bush and the Liberal Republicans are good example too how they looted 7 trillion dollars in 2003 from future generations by adding Medicare Part D to the Federal Deficit to pay for the current entitlemnet society that needed to do something different then expecting the Federal Government to be the provider.
Liberal Republicans are as bad as Democrat Libtards!!!

Neverless, I differentiate between them as Liberals v/s Libtards.

Where Liberals are irresponsible hypocrite Republicans and Libtards are mentally disordered Democrats.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#860651 Feb 18, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Bullshit! Those entitlement programs are in jeopardy because the rich raped the current tax system & found ways to escape from paying into the programs. The rich don't pay into medicare,medicaid, & SS. Thats where the problem lies. This country is in debt because the rich continue to take alot & give very littler back in terms of taxes. You don't need a palm reader to see that!
Social Security benefits are not guaranteed.

They are not guaranteed legally because workers have no contractual or property rights to any benefits whatsoever. In two landmark cases, Flemming v. Nestor and Helvering v. Davis, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Social Security taxes are not contributions or savings, but simply taxes, and that Social Security benefits are simply a government spending program, no different than, say, farm price supports. Congress and the president may change, reduce, or even eliminate benefits at any time.

Social Securityís Sham Guarantee

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/s...

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#860652 Feb 18, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>Just another example of the total inability of the right wing to mount a logical, fact based argument .
Actually, Flack is right!

I had seen Libtards in action!

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