Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277099 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

#870800 Mar 8, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>True, but I do believe Dianne Feinstein knows she has nothing to worry about pushing the issue and knows that she will be still be re-elected again in California after her 2nd attempt on the 2nd Amendment that her & Biden are pushing for again just like they did in 1994 with the Federal Assault Weapons Ban and why the Left wants her to lead the charge on the attack of the 2nd amendment politically because in California she has nothing to fear.
Sure. Plus Feinstein was just re-elected.

Her only threat is the Grim Reaper.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#870801 Mar 8, 2013
waxywaxturd wrote:
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"Waxman" wrote quoted text: Baaawwaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Honey! I'm home! Did you see the doctor today?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#870802 Mar 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>After reading that piece I had the same question. Is biological stupidity hereditary like adult diabetes, pattern baldness, yucky moles and such__or__is it simply biological s-t-u-p-i-d-i-t-y as when Carol explains abstinence.
"Fools game" and "Rove" in the same sentence is classic!
If drones with cameras can be purchased privately; the possibilities are endless; big time fine art theft, jewel theft, museum theft, consider it a cost of doing business!!
Drug theft, drug dealers being monitored not only by cops, but by thieves! They'll be able to monitor everything, when they're home, what they have and where! What a nightmare from hell.
Blackmailing of people, cheating, etc.!! Think about it!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870803 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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If we ended the Medicare tax, how much would the IRS save?
The IRS has no idea, and that's the problem

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#870804 Mar 8, 2013
Dem idiots wrote:
<quoted text>Being challenged in life is your inevitable stupid, you being a deranged moron and remaining on an "Blue Magnet" hate-filled urban preserve with your hand-out eating shit is optional idiot.
Will you please read your post aloud and then tell me again who is stupid?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#870805 Mar 8, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Wonder what a percentage poll would look like of people these days, that even realized, there was such a thing?
Ignorance is not only being taken advantage of by political evils but it is also slowly killing our political system.

Centralizing Education Policy within the Beltway has gone a long ways towards enhancing this deathly ignorance.

Politics is being commandeered by an unholy consortium formed between the Entertainment Industry and the White House.

Politics = Entertainment = Boy Messiah singing Al Green on Late Night = Moochelle dancing at the Oscars, giggling on the View and saving the children through diet and promoting Bloombergisms and Emanuelisms.....= Zero.

Meanwhile, as the music plays and audiences swoon and scream with delight.....Worm and Rappers love N. Korea, Drones are killing kids and spying domestically, Liberties are being curtailed, Rights being redefined downward,.....

...and the band plays on...
dem

Chicago, IL

#870806 Mar 8, 2013
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Will you please read your post aloud and then tell me again who is stupid?
We have read yours for a couple of weeks now. When it comes to stupid, you win the title, hillbilly.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#870807 Mar 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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FEMA grants should not be used to fund rebuilding on sand bars like the Rockaways or below sea level in New Orleans, future disasters just waiting to happen again.
This is commonly referred to as "Chasing bad money with good", an old government SOP.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#870808 Mar 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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If drones with cameras can be purchased privately; the possibilities are endless; big time fine art theft, jewel theft, museum theft, consider it a cost of doing business!!
Drug theft, drug dealers being monitored not only by cops, but by thieves! They'll be able to monitor everything, when they're home, what they have and where! What a nightmare from hell.
Blackmailing of people, cheating, etc.!! Think about it!
You mean like the PI's and paparazzi that have been around forever?

I'm pretty sure that the UAV/drones would quickly be noticed flying around inside a home or building__particularly the MQ9-Reaper.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#870809 Mar 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Sure. Plus Feinstein was just re-elected.
Her only threat is the Grim Reaper.
By the looks of her face, the Grim Reaper has already smacked her there with the Scythe.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#870810 Mar 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
If drones with cameras can be purchased privately; the possibilities are endless; big time fine art theft, jewel theft, museum theft, consider it a cost of doing business!!
Drug theft, drug dealers being monitored not only by cops, but by thieves! They'll be able to monitor everything, when they're home, what they have and where! What a nightmare from hell.
Blackmailing of people, cheating, etc.!! Think about it!
Blackmailing? You have no objection to the term??? Wouldn't you prefer Whitemailing?????
NUT surpriZed

Pompano Beach, FL

#870811 Mar 8, 2013
waxywaxturd wrote:
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"Not Surprized" wrote quoted text: Baaawwaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!!!
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#870812 Mar 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like the PI's and paparazzi that have been around forever?
I'm pretty sure that the UAV/drones would quickly be noticed flying around inside a home or building__particularly the MQ9-Reaper.
lily uses them to rip-off liquor stores.

DRONE = Drink Reconnaissance Or Non-detectable Excoriation

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#870813 Mar 8, 2013
The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of President Obama on it.
The Postal Service noticed that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes.
This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation.
After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special
Presidential commission presented the following findings:

1. The stamp is in perfect order.
2. There is nothing wrong with the glue.
3. People are spitting on the wrong side

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#870814 Mar 8, 2013
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#870815 Mar 8, 2013
What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate. Sort Of.

It's hard to negotiate with people who don't even bother to understand the issue you're negotiating about.

Like any number of liberals, I have from time to time complained about the difficulty of having substantive arguments about politics when your opponents refuse to acknowledge plain facts about the world. It's hard to have a discussion about what to do about climate change, for instance, if the other person refuses to believe that climate change is occurring. It's hard to discuss how to handle market failures in health insurance when the other person holds that markets are always perfect and government health insurance is always more expensive. As frustrating as those kinds of impasses are, at least you're talking about complex systems that require at least some investment of time to understand.

But there's a rather incredible dance going on right now in the dispute over the budget that takes every stereotype liberals have about know-nothing Republicans and turns it up to 11. To sum it up, Democrats are being forced to negotiate with a group of people who are either so dumb they can't figure out what the White House's negotiating position is (unlikely) or so incredibly irresponsible that they don't care enough to find out, when doing so would take them about 30 seconds (probable). It's hard to find words to describe this kind of behavior. The Republican position is that this negotiation is of vital importance to the future of the country, indeed, so important that they may be willing to shut the government down and let the full faith and credit of the United States be destroyed if they don't get what they want; but they also can't be bothered to understand what it is the other side wants. And these people hold our nation's fate in their hands.

A brief explanation: President Obama is proposing a mix of spending cuts and tax increases to bring down the deficit. Republicans want only spending cuts. But Republicans are also insisting that President Obama has not, in fact, proposed any spending cuts, and wants only tax increases. Now, you may imagine that as a tactic of negotiation or public persuasion, politicians sometimes publicly take a position slightly more extreme than the one they sincerely hold, or temporarily pretend that something doesn't exist when it does. And you'd be right. But in this case, many Republicans—even those actually involved in budget negotiations—seem to be genuinely unaware of the administration's position. It's simply mind-boggling.

http://prospect.org/article/what-we-have-here...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#870816 Mar 8, 2013
And it isn't like we're talking about some obscure provision buried in a 1,000-page bill. Head on over to whitehouse.gov , and right up top there's a button reading "See the Plan." And it takes you to Obama's proposal, which includes—now pay attention here—$930 billion in spending cuts! It may not be all that detailed, and maybe you disagree about where the cuts should come from or how big they should be, but no one could look at it and say the President hasn't proposed cutting spending. Yet Republicans have been saying, and even often shouting, that the President hasn't proposed any spending cuts. In this incredible segment on The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly flies into an apoplectic rage when guest Alan Colmes insists that Obama has in fact proposed cutting spending. He challenges Colmes to name a program Obama has suggested cutting, and when Colmes answers Medicare and Medicaid, O'Reilly screams (yes, screams), "That's not a specific program!"

Now even Bill O'Reilly doesn't want to look like an outright fool, though he may be less concerned about it than most of us. And you'd think that if he was going to do a segment on the budget debate, he'd at least make some effort to understand that debate. But I guess not. What's more incredible is that the legislators who are doing the actual negotiating are just as ignorant. As Ezra Klein tells us, Obama's dinner with Senate Republicans last night was partly about massaging their considerable egos, and partly because they are so clueless that they didn't realize the President had proposed cuts until they heard it from him personally. NBC reported that "one senator told us that he learned, for the first time, the actual cuts that the president has put on the table.[GOP Senate] Leadership hadn't shared that list with them before." Really. And it's happening on the House side too; in that post, Klein relates a conversation with a high-ranking House Republican who said that if the President were to support the use of chained CPI to cut Social Security benefits, that would be a serious proposal; informed that the President has in fact said again and again that he supports the use of chained CPI, the Republican laughed and said, "I'd love to see it."

You can argue that Obama hasn't done enough personal, one-to-one outreach to the other side. But how on earth can we run a government when members of Congress can't be bothered to learn even the most basic facts about the things they're deciding on? And we're not talking about just a bunch of backbench wingnuts here, this is senators and House leaders, the people whose cooperation we'll need if we're going to avert catastrophe. It's just unbelievable.

http://prospect.org/article/what-we-have-here...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/sequester/th...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#870818 Mar 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Sure. Plus Feinstein was just re-elected.
Her only threat is the Grim Reaper.
I agree the Grim Reaper is her only threat but I didnt know that she just got re-elected again but it just tells me that California's majority is still Ultra Liberal which has to be for Mitt Romney to live there besides Mitt Romeny aligns with Dianne Feinstein's Views especially on the attack of the 2nd amendment.
NUT surpriZed

Pompano Beach, FL

#870819 Mar 8, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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Clever deduction genius. Another impressive display of your "Ivy League" education and superior intelligence. Troll.
RejectWomanLowlifeWelfareFoods tampLeechBottomfeedingObamaWor shipperForSure say what? NOT SURPRIZED! ROTFLMAO!
Cway

United States

#870822 Mar 8, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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By the looks of her face, the Grim Reaper has already smacked her there with the Scythe.
By the remarks I see in your posts, I'd say that blade has also hacked off most of your brain.

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