Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#881001 Mar 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Reagan the Redistributor: Check Out the Earned Income Tax Credit
The Obama tax program involves increasing by a whopping 4% the tax rate for those whose adjusted gross income is over $250,000, and reducing taxes on everyone else.
Republicans have rightly pointed out that 40% of American households do not pay income tax -- although they more often wrongly just stop at saying that they do not pay taxes, period. From the second, wrong, statement, they assert that giving money to those who do not pay taxes is welfare, socialism and, now, communism.
Actually, these lower income people do pay taxes -- payroll taxes and medicare taxes that are quite significant. Lest anyone become apoplectic that revenues from those taxes are not part of the budget, think again: the social security trust fund has been making up the deficits in the US budget for decades. If it were not for appropriating the surplus in the social security trust fund, even the Republican Congress would have found it difficult to enact its tax cuts.
But even if that were not true, and that the social security trust fund were indeed in a 'lock-box', the Republicans have a bigger problem: the earned income tax credit ("EITC") that was enacted by Gerald Ford and then re-enacted and expanded in 1986 by... could it be, don't tell me, say it ain't so!... Ronald Reagan.
The EITC uses tax revenues (derived from our progressive tax system) to provide additional income to people below certain income levels under a formula so that it gradually phases out as incomes increases. Qualifying families receive a monthly check from the government.
So, Ronald Reagan was a redistributor. That must mean he was a socialist, even a communist.
That's what happens when you pal around with Mikhail Gorbachev.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/rea...
What's Reagan have to do with the lying failure Obama?
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#881002 Mar 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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nope. but i suspect that carol won't be anymore.
Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly argued Tuesday that opponents of same-sex marriage have not “been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”
“The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals,” O’Reilly said.“That’s where the compelling argument is. We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else. That is a compelling argument and to deny that, you’ve got to have a very strong argument on the other side. And the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”
...Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh reacted to O’Reilly remarks Wednesday by accusing him of marginalizing so-called “Bible-thumpers,” which Limbaugh said made up a portion of the Fox News Channel audience.
http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/27/limbaugh-hi...
I couldn't tell you one frikking thing Madcow or Tingles Mathews said today, why are you such an expert on O'Reilly and Limbaugh?
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#881003 Mar 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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nope. but i suspect that carol won't be anymore.
Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly argued Tuesday that opponents of same-sex marriage have not “been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”
“The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals,” O’Reilly said.“That’s where the compelling argument is. We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else. That is a compelling argument and to deny that, you’ve got to have a very strong argument on the other side. And the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”
...Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh reacted to O’Reilly remarks Wednesday by accusing him of marginalizing so-called “Bible-thumpers,” which Limbaugh said made up a portion of the Fox News Channel audience.
http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/27/limbaugh-hi...
If you hadn't noticed, Barry Oblamer is our national "bibler thumper".
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#881004 Mar 27, 2013
"Bible" not "bibler, that's what Sonic does.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#881005 Mar 27, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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What's Reagan have to do with the lying failure Obama?
Reaganphones.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#881006 Mar 27, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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I couldn't tell you one frikking thing Madcow or Tingles Mathews said today, why are you such an expert on O'Reilly and Limbaugh?
by responding you just answered your own question.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#881007 Mar 27, 2013
Reagan: The Great American Socialist

http://archive.truthout.org/032009r

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#881008 Mar 27, 2013
carol wrote:
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If Marx was demonizing making a profit, does it really matter what he chose to call it if making a profit is what he was really demonizing?
But still an excellent point. Economic freedom. I like that much better.
Does Obama demonize making a profit? Or just demonize capitalism?
This president can be so confusing sometimes.
I know but when they say they want Economic Freedom they are still advocating some form Of Socialism because they still are advocating and wanting the Federal Government to still be the Moderator in Economical Activity which is the problem as we can see today where the Federal Government is involved and was involved and partly responsible for the 2008 Financial Crisis too and proved that it can be detrimental too as we have seen in the past from previous acts passed by Congress like the Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act, Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act and by previous Administrations by the use of executive orders.

Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Employment_...

Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramm%E2%80%93Le...
carol

Orlando, FL

#881009 Mar 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
nope. but i suspect that carol won't be anymore.
Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly argued Tuesday that opponents of same-sex marriage have not “been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”
“The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals,” O’Reilly said.“That’s where the compelling argument is. We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else. That is a compelling argument and to deny that, you’ve got to have a very strong argument on the other side. And the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.”
...Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh reacted to O’Reilly remarks Wednesday by accusing him of marginalizing so-called “Bible-thumpers,” which Limbaugh said made up a portion of the Fox News Channel audience.
http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/27/limbaugh-hi...
He's right. Most people just know it's wrong. On both sides of the fence. Even in France.

The only argument necessary is that it will open up a Pandora's Box once marriage is redefined. It won't be long before polygamists will be demanding their right to marry multiple partners.

And who would we be to say no to them after saying yes to gay couples? Wouldn't polygamists have the right to the kind of lifestyle they choose too?

Or incestuous relationships, say, between cousins or other distant or even close relatives?

There are some things you just don't mess around with.
carol

Orlando, FL

#881010 Mar 27, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I know but when they say they want Economic Freedom they are still advocating some form Of Socialism because they still are advocating and wanting the Federal Government to still be the Moderator in Economical Activity which is the problem as we can see today where the Federal Government is involved and was involved and partly responsible for the 2008 Financial Crisis too and proved that it can be detrimental too as we have seen in the past from previous acts passed by Congress like the Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act, Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act and by previous Administrations by the use of executive orders.
Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Employment_...
Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramm%E2%80%93Le...
Who are "they"?

Minimal government oversight to protect consumers is all that's needed. The free market will regulate itself.
carol

Orlando, FL

#881011 Mar 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Reagan: The Great American Socialist
http://archive.truthout.org/032009r
While Reagan signed off on tax increases proposed by Congress, he rarey proposed tax increases himself.

Reagan publicly advocated closing tax "loopholes" and spoke often of tax fairness.

In Reagan's memoir, "An American Life" he wrote: "I made a deal with the congressional Democrats in 1982, agreeing to support a limited loophole-closing tax increase to raise more than $98.3 billion over three years in return for their agreement to cut spending by $280 billion during the same period; later the Democrats reneged on their pledge, and we never got those cuts."

Nothing's changed. We're still waiting for Obama and Democrats to follow through with their balanced approach of cutting spending after Republicans agreed to raise taxes.

Getting late. Night.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#881012 Mar 27, 2013
carol wrote:
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Who are "they"?
Minimal government oversight to protect consumers is all that's needed. The free market will regulate itself.
They I am referring to as the majority members of Society and Alan Greenspan said too in Congressional hearings "free markets can police themselves" and look at what happened in 2008 if left unregulated which proved Marxs right that the whole economical system will destroy itself if left to regulate itself.

Greenspan: There is NO Free Market

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#881013 Mar 27, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>They I am referring to as the majority members of Society and Alan Greenspan said too in Congressional hearings "free markets can police themselves" and look at what happened in 2008 if left unregulated which proved Marxs right that the whole economical system will destroy itself if left to regulate itself.
Greenspan: There is NO Free Market
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ozD8ojH5PJUXX
I'm afraid Carol lives in this fantasy world that is stuck in the 1950's a bit like that movie pleasantville. The harsh realities of life such as an expanding world population, the influence that has on the climate, gun control, financial rules and regs, plus a 1000 other political realities that cannot fit into her simplistic storybook outline of the world. She should ask how the people in Cyprus feel about losing 40% of their lifetime savings because some bankers got greedy. I'd say that self regulation worked real well, straight from the Wall st model from hell that did exactly the same thing.
UidiotRACEMAKEW0 RLDPEACE

Rego Park, NY

#881014 Mar 28, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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I'm afraid Carol lives in this fantasy world that is stuck in the 1950's a bit like that movie pleasantville. The harsh realities of life such as an expanding world population, the influence that has on the climate, gun control, financial rules and regs, plus a 1000 other political realities that cannot fit into her simplistic storybook outline of the world. She should ask how the people in Cyprus feel about losing 40% of their lifetime savings because some bankers got greedy. I'd say that self regulation worked real well, straight from the Wall st model from hell that did exactly the same thing.
YEP , She and her war mongering Right wing are clueless , the insidious GRamm-Leech-bliley Act and with US fed invokes round of macroeconomic wars, and US wars, and US housing/ subprime mess of CDO , selling of dirty Deriavitives worldwide... all these had causes a big world of mess, as US financial malfeasance and financial crooks on US wall street /govt are criminal negligent caused a Global contagion, a Financial Maelstorm Worldwide, it really a macroeconomic warfare on d the merican economic/financial wellbeing and on world livelihood.
UidiotRACEMAKEW0 RLDPEACE

Rego Park, NY

#881015 Mar 28, 2013
missing letter A ==>'"A"merican "' not 'merican' for my previous post

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#881016 Mar 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Let me be clear. Until the Feds have sanctioned same sex marriage as Constitutional, the issue won't end.
The Supremes read the polling as well as any politician. They know that States will have a very hard time passing laws banning same sex marriage, because it would be unConstitutional as Federal Law, and Federal Law trumps State Law, in spite of your wingnut denials.
The times have changed. If the Supremes punt on it, it will be back each year, as lawsuits nationwide are on the rise and th eStates are losing the rulings. That's how it ended up at the highest level.
Prop 8 is clearly unConstitutional.
Laws banning same sex marriage are unConstitutional. At every Federal level, your side lost.
It's about to lose again.
Deal with it.
<quoted text>
Another idiot Libtard that can't understand what they read. Good grief no wonder this country is so screwed up.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#881017 Mar 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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i can't even imagine how someone can be brought up to shoot a child in the face...point blank. Yes, monsters do exist and death by lethal injection is too good for this one.
I say let the crows and buzzards have him, alive!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#881018 Mar 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Reagan administration enacted 'redistribution' of wealth
Gergen also noted that the Reagan administration was responsible for enacting the Earned Income Tax Credit, an extremely successful redistribution program which returns money to the working poor.
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Gergen_Reagan_s...
raised taxes, huge deficit, blah blah blah Marxist.
You were almost right. It doesn't return money it gives money. Big difference. I never voted for Reagan by the way.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#881019 Mar 28, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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I'm afraid Carol lives in this fantasy world that is stuck in the 1950's a bit like that movie pleasantville. The harsh realities of life such as an expanding world population, the influence that has on the climate, gun control, financial rules and regs, plus a 1000 other political realities that cannot fit into her simplistic storybook outline of the world. She should ask how the people in Cyprus feel about losing 40% of their lifetime savings because some bankers got greedy. I'd say that self regulation worked real well, straight from the Wall st model from hell that did exactly the same thing.
You are wrong about that. I recommend you research it some more before posting misinformation.
PDUPONT

Greenfield, MA

#881020 Mar 28, 2013
moshx wrote:
Schools ban christmass, can't have the 10 comandments in sight,easter is now under attack and our government is holding hearings to see if deranged sexual deviants should be allowed to be married. WTF.
Really moron? When's the last time kids had to go to school on Christmas? Hell, you don't even know how to spell it! You can't have religious displays in public schools because of the Constitution nitwit! The same goes for the Ten Commandments. There is no war on Easter except in delusional right wing minds like yours. An interesting side note is that both Christmas and Easter wee originally pagan feasts that were taken over by Christianity. The name Easter comes from the Germanic goddess Eostre. Christmas trees holly mistletoe, Easter eggs and the Easter bunny are all pagan symbols.
Gays and lesbians are only deviants and perverts to ignorant bigots like you. To the rest of us they're family members, friends and co workers who go to work every day, pay their taxes and live their lives like everyone else. They have the should get access to equal rights and protections under the law that everyone else does under the Fourteenth Amendment.
You're an idiot!

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