Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1442536 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

Littleton, CO

#881470 Mar 28, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I misinterpreted one of your post's intent. It occasionally comes from exposure to and arguing with childish Liberals. I apologize.
No hay problema, I usually agree with you. And i'm not a bitter , disgruntled, grudge holding liberal.

Orlando, FL

#881471 Mar 28, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I misinterpreted one of your post's intent. It occasionally comes from exposure to and arguing with childish Liberals. I apologize.
Good! You boys playing nice? Now kiss the head of his meatsicle so he knows you mean it...

Orlando, FL

#881472 Mar 28, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
Thank goodness wall street is thriving, too bad about the slobs out of work.
"More than 12 million Americans are jobless and 40% of these individuals have been out of work for more than six months. Overall the U.S. economy may be improving but many Americans still cannot find a job. This trend will only continue in the foreseeable future says James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, an asset management firm. The author and venture capitalist tells The Daily Ticker’s Aaron Task that the U.S. is moving toward an “employee-less society.”
Heheheheheheh,'too bad about the slobs out of work,' huh? Really?'An employee-less society???' Oh my GAWD my sides hurt! So, um, what'll you be doin' in the brave new world? The thinnin' no doubt? Yes, it's true, intellectual gifts like yours are simply wasted in a place like Leadville... Colorado in general, really. Here too, why I feel guilty just writing this knowing it's consuming precious seconds of your valuable time. You need to be in... New York... NO! LA. Yup, in LA you would be valued for who and what you are. Ok, that's settled then, when can you leave?

Orlando, FL

#881473 Mar 28, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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No hay problema, I usually agree with you. And i'm not a bitter , disgruntled, grudge holding liberal.
Nope. You're a dumbfuck from bumfuck whose worldview is gleaned from pouring over the important thoughts of finance-centric internet bloggers. That's much better. Hey! I think I hear them calling your flight?

Indianapolis, IN

#881474 Mar 28, 2013
Economic Downturn and Legacy of Bush Policies Continue to Drive Large Deficits

Economic Recovery Measures, Financial Rescues Have Only Temporary Impact

Federal deficits and debt have been sharply higher under President Obama, but the evidence continues to show that the Great Recession, President Bush’s tax cuts, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq explain most of the deficits that have occurred on Obama’s watch — based on the latest Congressional Budget Office projections as well as legislation enacted since we last issued this analysis of what lies behind current deficits and debt.

Though some lawmakers and pundits continue to blame record deficits on the President’s policies in general — and his actions to boost the economy and stabilize the financial system in particular — these policies increase budget deficits only briefly; they will have no significant impact on the long-term problem of large deficits and rising debt.

The deficit for fiscal year 2009 — which began almost four months before President Obama took office — was $1.4 trillion and, at 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), marked the largest deficit relative to the economy since the end of World War II. Annual deficits in 2010 through 2012, while slightly lower, each topped $1 trillion. If current policies remain in place, deficits are expected to range between $600 billion and $900 billion for the rest of this decade, reaching a low around 2015 before climbing again.

Although longer-term pressures on spending stem chiefly from an aging population and rising health-care costs, those pressures are not new. Policymakers knew about them when they enacted the Bush-era tax cuts and assented to fighting two wars on borrowed money.(These pressures also were taken into account in the Congressional Budget Office projections issued at the start of 2001, which showed budget surpluses for the next several decades.)

The goal of reining in long-term deficits and debt would be much easier to achieve if it were not for the policies set in motion during the Bush years. That era’s tax cuts — most of which policymakers extended in this year’s American Taxpayer Relief Act, with President Obama’s support — and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will account for almost half of the debt that we will owe, under current policies, by 2019. By contrast, the economic recovery measures and financial rescues will account for just over 10 percent of the debt at that time.

just the facts. that someone will try to explain away with nothing more an opinion gleaned from god knows where.

go ahead...i dare ya...cite 'god knows where'. or maybe 'everybody knows'. i've been waiting on that citation since 2009, and have yet to see it.

United States

#881475 Mar 28, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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You ate Toto? lol
Oh geez I hope not lol

Orlando, FL

#881477 Mar 28, 2013
I think I know how Hamlet felt hanging around with the less than perfect memory of the long dead and the prescience to realize he would soon be among them. Your time is o'er, future prospects well drawn. The world will not long remember your innovative thinking and selfless dedication to... well, yourself, really.. tis clearly nobler to suffer the scorn of your fellows for the warmth which comes from climbing up the pyramid of broken bodkins towards the summit. That place where you alone are heralded for all you've accomplished by your own sweat and toil and sacrifice, and where the very corpses you've tread upwards on turn up their eyes to you and yell as one, "We who have succumbed that you might rise to the top of the heap, salute you." O' great industrialist, maker of pizzas and importer of cheap chinee crap, show us the light!
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881478 Mar 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
As attorney Paul Clement took to the Supreme Court to defend the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of House Republicans, the lawmakers who hired him to do so stood silently by. It was the right thing to do, many Republican strategists say, to avoid distracting from the GOP’s core economic message.
But some members of the House Republican Conference thought their leaders should have done more to publicly stand behind an effort that is important to social conservatives.
“The silence was absolutely deafening and very disappointing to the millions of value voters that are in the party,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., told National Journal Daily.
IF SCOTUS allows you to marry your boyfriend without restrictions, what will you bitch about next?

Indianapolis, IN

#881479 Mar 28, 2013
Tax Cuts, War Costs Do Lasting Harm to Budget Outlook

Some commentators blame major legislation adopted since 2008 — the stimulus bill and other recovery measures and the financial rescues — for today’s record deficits. Yet those costs pale next to other policies enacted since 2001 that have swollen the deficit and that have lasting effects.

Just two policies dating from the Bush Administration — tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — accounted for over $500 billion of the deficit in 2009 and will account for nearly $6 trillion in deficits in 2009 through 2019 (including associated debt-service costs of $1.4 trillion). By 2019, we estimate that these two policies will account for almost half — over $8 trillion — of the $17 trillion in debt that will be owed under current policies. These impacts easily dwarf the stimulus and financial rescues, which will account for less than $2 trillion (just over 10 percent) of the debt at that time. Furthermore, unlike those temporary costs, these inherited policies do not fade away as the economy recovers.

Without the economic downturn and the fiscal policies of the previous Administration, the budget would be roughly in balance in this decade. Even if we regard the economic downturn as unavoidable, we would have entered it with a much smaller debt — allowing us to absorb the recession’s damage to the budget and the cost of economic recovery measures, while keeping debt comfortably below 50 percent of GDP, as Figure 2 suggests. That would have put the nation on a much sounder footing to address the demographic challenges and the cost pressures in health care that darken the long-run fiscal outlook.

Orlando, FL

#881480 Mar 28, 2013
I would know this,
Why when two men or women meet,
Must there always be a THIRD man hanging around
Waiting to chime in about what a nice car he's got, or,
how cool it is to be him
when everybody can see
he's posting anonymously to complete strangers in
an internet chatroom?

What is it about men who wouldst
meet thou in thine own privvy
simply to reveal that about himself
that he perceives to be
in some measure
Greater than what he perceives his neighbor

Orlando, FL

#881481 Mar 28, 2013

Indianapolis, IN

#881482 Mar 28, 2013
Bet You Can’t Tell The Difference Between These Actual Anti-Interracial And Anti-Gay Marriage Quotes

Orlando, FL

#881484 Mar 28, 2013
I think it's time to drag out the big guns, don't you?
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881485 Mar 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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The Obama tax program involves increasing by a whopping 4% the tax rate for those whose adjusted gross income is over $250,000
You neglect the Obamacare tax increases, which are larger than the income tax increases.

Orlando, FL

#881486 Mar 28, 2013
To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to?'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes Calamity of so long life:
For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
The Oppressor's wrong, the proud man's Contumely,
The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay,
The insolence of Office, and the Spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his Quietus make
With a bare Bodkin? Who would Fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn
No Traveller returns, Puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all,
And thus the Native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o'er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their Currents turn awry,
And lose the name of Action. Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons
Be all my sins remembered.

Oh, they will be. You can bank on that...
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881487 Mar 28, 2013
carol wrote:
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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.
Plural marriage is far more logical than homosexual marriage. The next step beyond homosexual marriage is legalization of pedophilia, the real objective of homosexual activists.
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881488 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.
The only reason that people in Cyprus lost money is because their government stole the money.

Orlando, FL

#881489 Mar 28, 2013
To sleep, carol, perchance to dream... dreaming not yet again of a big cliff to fall over, but of... an easy death. Death will be hard for the guy with the new car I suspect... all that wonderful, buttery-soft Corinthian leather... shit!

Orlando, FL

#881490 Mar 28, 2013
It is kind of funny that nobody cared what you had to say when you were alive but now that you're leaving you're supposed to come up with something profound as a closer.

Indianapolis, IN

#881491 Mar 28, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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IF SCOTUS allows you to marry your boyfriend without restrictions, what will you bitch about next?
i'm all in with Billo.

bible thumpers. need to fix that. damn special interest groups with their tax breaks. do you have any idea how much revenue we could be getting from political hacks who pose as leaders of the Bible Thumpers cult? it's crime that they get away with not paying taxes. damn 47%ers.

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