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 ...

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#878831 Mar 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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No Obamabots on the golf course.
How truly peaceful sounding....
auntBlabby

Arvada, CO

#878832 Mar 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> We could also use fewer racist f*cks like you.
Lets have more armed people stalking kids when specifically told not to by law enforcements.
We need more armed dumbasses.
The violent, racist criminal Martin caused his own death, good riddance.
auntBlabby

Arvada, CO

#878833 Mar 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Only a Mighty Dumb Builder thinks that lowering incoming revenue doesn't add to the deficit.
A tax break is a reduction in the current tax revenue.
I get so tired of educating those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. For the last time, the Bush Tax cuts resulted in 54 straight months of economic growth. The recession occurred after Democrats gained control of Congress and began wildly borrowing and spending trillions of dollars and implementing their bone-headed and supremely irresponsible fiscal policy.

The economic numbers don't lie. Take a look for yourself:
http://forecast-chart.com/chart-gdp-rate.html

The economy grew every single quarter until Q4 of 2008. That's solid continual economic growth that directly resulted from the Bush Tax Cuts.

The economy didn't take a shit until a year and a half after Democrats took over Congress and their socialist policies were in place.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#878834 Mar 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Another police state Fascist.
Do you dislike red lights and stop sign too?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#878835 Mar 23, 2013
carol wrote:
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We finally agree.
He needs to get over disliking red lights and stop sign though :-).
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#878836 Mar 23, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That and that cigarettes cost $5.00 per pack and more.
In my day smokes were a quarter a pack and were advertised everywhere, even billed as healthy/recommended by doctors yada-yada. Everyone in the movies smoked and even Mickey Mantle was a tobacco spokes person. Will add that fkrs in the movies and on TV were constantly shooting and/or beating the tar out of one another and in particular those pesky Injuns.
The good old days LMAO.
Priced them lately in New England?

Nine dollars a pack and more.

Wonder what the two and three pack a day of no restraint EBT'rs think about that.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#878837 Mar 23, 2013
auntBlabby wrote:
<quoted text>
I get so tired of educating those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. For the last time, the Bush Tax cuts resulted in 54 straight months of economic growth. The recession occurred after Democrats gained control of Congress and began wildly borrowing and spending trillions of dollars and implementing their bone-headed and supremely irresponsible fiscal policy.
The economic numbers don't lie. Take a look for yourself:
http://forecast-chart.com/chart-gdp-rate.html
The economy grew every single quarter until Q4 of 2008. That's solid continual economic growth that directly resulted from the Bush Tax Cuts.
The economy didn't take a shit until a year and a half after Democrats took over Congress and their socialist policies were in place.
And it's been shit ever since.

Sigh.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#878838 Mar 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you prefer Islam because it has a longer history?
So, you prefer Roman Catholicism with its long history of abuses, the current homosexual pedophilia epidemic being mild compared to the Inquisition?
I prefer Scientology because it's fresh, warm and right out of the oven. Well....maybe it's even half-baked.

That's OK. All religions rely on dough to some extent..

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#878839 Mar 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> We could also use fewer racist f*cks like you.
Lets have more armed people stalking kids when specifically told not to by law enforcements.
We need more armed dumbasses.
Talk is cheap and that's why you do it so much.

That night when you are unarmed and confronted by a Trayvon Martin, I'd love to be a bird in the tree overlooking your confrontation.

I'll poop on your empty head as the the bullet pierces your pigskin.
GOPIdiots

Pompano Beach, FL

#878840 Mar 23, 2013
auntBlabby wrote:
<quoted text>
I get so tired of educating those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. For the last time, the Bush Tax cuts resulted in 54 straight months of economic growth. The recession occurred after Democrats gained control of Congress and began wildly borrowing and spending trillions of dollars and implementing their bone-headed and supremely irresponsible fiscal policy.
The economic numbers don't lie. Take a look for yourself:
http://forecast-chart.com/chart-gdp-rate.html
The economy grew every single quarter until Q4 of 2008. That's solid continual economic growth that directly resulted from the Bush Tax Cuts.
The economy didn't take a shit until a year and a half after Democrats took over Congress and their socialist policies were in place.
Bush Tax Cuts
Because the Afghanistan and Iraq War didn't cost a dime.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#878841 Mar 23, 2013
auntBlabby wrote:
<quoted text>
I get so tired of educating those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. For the last time, the Bush Tax cuts resulted in 54 straight months of economic growth. The recession occurred after Democrats gained control of Congress and began wildly borrowing and spending trillions of dollars and implementing their bone-headed and supremely irresponsible fiscal policy.
The economic numbers don't lie. Take a look for yourself:
http://forecast-chart.com/chart-gdp-rate.html
The economy grew every single quarter until Q4 of 2008. That's solid continual economic growth that directly resulted from the Bush Tax Cuts.
The economy didn't take a shit until a year and a half after Democrats took over Congress and their socialist policies were in place.
2004....

Tax Returns: A Comprehensive Assessment of the Bush Administration's Record on Cutting Taxes

The Bush tax cuts have contributed to revenues dropping in 2004 to the lowest level as a share of the economy since 1950, and have been a major contributor to the dramatic shift from large projected budget surpluses to projected deficits as far as the eye can see.

The tax cuts have conferred the most benefits, by far, on the highest-income households — those least in need of additional resources — at a time when income already is exceptionally concentrated at the top of the income spectrum.

The design of these tax cuts was ill-conceived, resulting in significantly less economic stimulus than could have been accomplished for the same budgetary cost. In part because the tax cuts were not as effective as alternative measures would have been, job creation during this recovery has been notably worse than in any other recovery since the end of World War II.

If the Administration’s latest tax proposals — which would make permanent most of the tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 and establish new tax cuts on top of that — are enacted, the long-term results are likely to be even more troubling. Over the next 10 years, total tax-cut costs will equal $3.9 trillion, reaching nearly $600 billion or 3.3 percent of the economy in 2014 alone.(These calculations include the effects of the higher interest payments caused by the tax cuts.) The resulting higher deficits will slow future economic growth, saddle future generations with sizable interest payments, and leave the nation ill-prepared not only for the retirement of baby boomers but also for responding to potential future crises — from security matters to natural or environmental disasters — the particulars of which are unknown today.

Pressure to reduce these deficits will mount. Because the tax cuts are so tilted toward the highest-income households — and become even more so over time, as some of the upper-income tax cuts phase-in — the burden of financing these lopsided tax cuts ultimately is likely to be borne disproportionately by households who gain only modestly from the tax cuts. This will be the case unless offsetting spending cuts or tax increases are enacted that reduce benefits or raise taxes primarily on high-income households. As a result, over the long term most Americans may well be net losers from the tax cuts.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#878842 Mar 23, 2013
President George W. Bush entered office in 2001 just as a recession was starting, and is preparing to leave in the middle of a long one. That’s almost 22 months of recession during his 96 months in office.

His job-creation record won’t look much better. The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton‘s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office.

Here’s a look at job creation under each president since the Labor Department started keeping payroll records in 1939. The counts are based on total payrolls between the start of the month the president took office (using the final payroll count for the end of the prior December) and his final December in office.

Because the size of the economy and labor force varies, we also calculate in percentage terms how much the total payroll count expanded under each president. The current President Bush, once taking account how long he’s been in office, shows the worst track record for job creation since the government began keeping records.

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bus...

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#878843 Mar 23, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Sugary drinks are poison, as a diabetic person, one would think you would agree. There is no nutritional value, makes people fat and rots their teeth
So, what, we should outlaw everything that causes harm, or could potentially cause harm, to people? Everything that's 'not good for you' should be banned?

What a crock.

What do you think is meant by the term "personal responsibility"?
What do you think is meant by the term "free country"?

The nanny-state is not acceptable.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#878844 Mar 23, 2013
Are the 52 Months of Job Growth Under Bush Significant?

As can be seen, there were 52 consecutive months of job growth under Bush, from September 2003 to December 2007. However, Clinton missed having 86 months of consecutive job growth (from April 1993 to May 2000) by just three slight monthly declines of 16, 18, and 19 thousand jobs. And Reagan (combined with H.W. Bush) missed having 82 months of consecutive job growth (from September 1983 to June 1990) by just one monthly decline of 93 thousand jobs.

http://usbudget.blogspot.com/2008/05/are-52-m...

http://www.econdataus.com/jobgro50.html
GOPIdiots

Pompano Beach, FL

#878845 Mar 23, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Talk is cheap and that's why you do it so much.
That night when you are unarmed and confronted by a Trayvon Martin, I'd love to be a bird in the tree overlooking your confrontation.
I'll poop on your empty head as the the bullet pierces your pigskin.
Now, remind me again, which one had the criminal background, a history of violence? Zimmerman or Martin?
Oh, nevermind, I'll find it myself

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/state/george-zim...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#878846 Mar 23, 2013
Twenty-two million jobs were created during Clinton’s two terms but only 3 million during Bush’s.

We wanted to look at those numbers ourselves, so we turned to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. Getting guidance on the data from BLS and using Excel spreadsheets, we discovered not only that Brown and the Democrats have been wrong, but also why.

It was a matter of timing.

BLS had only preliminary data on Bush’s final performance at the close of his second term, when the Wall Street Journal was doing its story. BLS subsequently updated the data. It turned out that things were way worse than the preliminary numbers showed.

We shared this assessment with the Journal reporter, who agreed. It’s not a matter of whose numbers were better. It’s a matter of what was known and when.

You, too, can do the math. The jobs numbers are based on a monthly survey of employers for the 12th of each month, but the initial reports are revised as more employers complete their survey over the following couple of months. A fuller census of employment and wages is conducted quarterly and is considered more accurate, so BLS eventually adjusts the monthly numbers to reflect that accuracy. Here are the latest numbers:

Now for Bush, who succeeded Clinton in the White House. As already noted, the nation had 132.469 million jobs as he was taking office.

Number of jobs on Jan. 12, 2009, a week before Bush left office: 133.549 million.
Net gain under Bush: 1.08 million jobs.

http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/201...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#878847 Mar 23, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Zimmerman was not speaking to a 911 operator but a non emergency operator at the Sanford Police Department who may or may not have been a sworn LEO.
Zimmerman had a years long history of calling law enforcement over matters large and small and had the nen # locked into his cell phone.
Not knowing your system, Galt would assume that a "non-emergency operator" would be a step down from 9-1-1 and would not be a police officer.

Did the "non-emergency operator" identify himself/herself as a police officer?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#878848 Mar 23, 2013
reacharoundGary wrote:
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Medicare part D recipients pay app.$890 million dollars a year for their drugs, welfare recipients like Lily, jean, Homer, Sonic, etc. pay nothing.
Note also that Medicare, including Part D, is means-tested, with higher income recipients paying significantly higher premiums than the normally publicized figures.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#878849 Mar 23, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Easy Eed is a sockpuppet you stupid fk. I on the other hand did pay into into MediCare, Social Security throughout my life and am just now beginning to collect.
EasyEed seems like one of the few legitimate posters here.

You, on the other hand, appear to be a sockpuppet for Frightwingers/GOPidiots.

Such accusations are cheap and unprovable.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#878850 Mar 23, 2013
reacharoundGary wrote:
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It's rumored many southern bible thumpers wouldn't vote for him and stayed home. Something has to explain the inexpicable re election of the clown and failure Obama.
Galt believes that this is highly possible, although whether it would have made a difference in the outcome is debatable.

Note that the Bible-thumpers exist in large numbers outside the South, in places like Ohio.

Galt maintains that most Bible-thumpers are lower-middle-class whites, economic Democrats except for the abortion issue. They register Republican for appearances, screw up our primaries, then they vote Democrat or stay home.

Screw them.

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