Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232300 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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Always Right

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#895264 Apr 29, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Zero, zero. I work and am not a useless POS leech scum sucker like you, high school dropout. Why don't you go for a swim across the Atlantic Ocean and do the USA a favor.
Gimmy Gimmy! You must have a hangover from hell by the time you read this post, i have a master's degree on computer science, thanks for bringing it up but my high school years were the best years of my life when i was an honor student, also thanks for your suggestion but i don't like to swim, people like me are the reason you're typing on that computer. Lol

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PDUPONT

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#895266 Apr 30, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Here's a moron Obama supporter up past 2AM knocking capitalism. He is a prime example of why this country is in decline.
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No one's bashing capitalism moron. Capitalism is what grew this country by people starting businesses and hiring people selling goods and services and contributing to the local economies. What's at issue is corporatism that ships job to countries that pay low wages and have no concerns for worker health and safety and stash their profits in offshore banks to avoid paying taxes for the services they receive in this country.
When Sam Walton started his business he was a capitalist. He kept his prices low by maintaining low profit margins and he sold American goods whenever possible. His heirs however went to the corporatist route making their profits by selling cheap foreign goods produced by virtual slave labor paying their employees crap and driving small businesses out.
You're an idiot!

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#895267 Apr 30, 2013
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No one's bashing capitalism moron. Capitalism is what grew this country by people starting businesses and hiring people selling goods and services and contributing to the local economies. What's at issue is corporatism that ships job to countries that pay low wages and have no concerns for worker health and safety and stash their profits in offshore banks to avoid paying taxes for the services they receive in this country.
When Sam Walton started his business he was a capitalist. He kept his prices low by maintaining low profit margins and he sold American goods whenever possible. His heirs however went to the corporatist route making their profits by selling cheap foreign goods produced by virtual slave labor paying their employees crap and driving small businesses out.
You're an idiot!
Absolutely correct and these head in the sand ringers keep thinking that Capitalism unchecked is the cure for all ills.
Once Corporate America went looking for cheap, so did jobs and the environment get taxed as a result. There is a HIGH price to pay for cheap! So next time one of you put on the Nike or brand name sweat shirt think about 350 Bangladesh workers crushed to death making it. Or the next time you visit Starbucks enjoying a coffee that might brought down a rain forest making it. Thats the real cost of capitalism and globalisation.

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#895268 Apr 30, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
When MSN is even worried about the economy...
http://money.msn.com/investing/c_galleryregul...
The Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan are all printing money and injecting it into the financial systems in various ways and, while this is giving stocks a sugar rush, it's not really helping the real economy heal its deep wounds. Despite the fact the Fed has nearly quadrupled the monetary base since 2008 and pushed inflation-adjusted interest rates deep into negative territory, we've experienced the weakest postwar recovery on record. And by many measures, things are starting to stall again.
...Obamacare is the noose around this economy and job creation. Time to stop blaming Bush and take a good look at Obama.
Wrong again Carol! Obamacare doesn't have a damned thing to do with the economy's slow growth. The real roadblocks are the Republicans who control the House who want to impose European style austerity on the country. We have roads and bridges that need repair and water delivery that leaks away as much water as it delivers. If we invested the money in these projects it would put people back to work and stimulate the economy. There's a lot we can do Carol but it requires investments and not cuts. No one ever cut their way to prosperity they invested their way to it. During the Eisenhower administration our debt was over 100% of GDP but the government didn't solve this by draconian cuts. To the contrary we set off on the largest infrastructure projects in US history; the interstate highway system and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
No we're not going to stop blaming Bush. If it weren't for his uncalled for tax cuts that didn't produce any economic stimulus except for offshore banks and two unnecessary wars we wouldn't have the massive deficit that we do.

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“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

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#895269 Apr 30, 2013
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Wrong again Carol! Obamacare doesn't have a damned thing to do with the economy's slow growth. The real roadblocks are the Republicans who control the House who want to impose European style austerity on the country. We have roads and bridges that need repair and water delivery that leaks away as much water as it delivers. If we invested the money in these projects it would put people back to work and stimulate the economy. There's a lot we can do Carol but it requires investments and not cuts. No one ever cut their way to prosperity they invested their way to it. During the Eisenhower administration our debt was over 100% of GDP but the government didn't solve this by draconian cuts. To the contrary we set off on the largest infrastructure projects in US history; the interstate highway system and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
No we're not going to stop blaming Bush. If it weren't for his uncalled for tax cuts that didn't produce any economic stimulus except for offshore banks and two unnecessary wars we wouldn't have the massive deficit that we do.
"Who Will Build The Roads?"
by
A//POLITICAL
We've got a dream in our hearts and we won't give it up!

Insane with desperation in a world so fucking cold and grey
Masked soulless creatures toiling, wasting day to day
Production units, fucking cogs, nothing but a number
Hollow lives, some existence, do you ever wonder?

There must be an alternative to this insensitive way of life!
There is an alternative, but we've got to fucking fight!

How much longer can we exist in this shit world?
The blueprints for the apocalypse have already been unfurled
Government after government has proven fucking false!
Have YOU answers? What's YOUR answer? WE'RE the answer and the cause!

If the government is the answer, it's a stupid fucking question!

Time and again we're criticized by those quick to buy into
the media definition of what is anarchy.
A media whose sole purpose is to serve the rich elite.
The corporations: those whose sole interest is profit at whatever price.
People buy into this shit unknowingly from birth.
What alternative source of information are they given after all? None!
You question, you doubt, you give up!
Rebel a bit and get it out of your system.
There are no alternatives, right? Wrong!
You won't find change in government.
You won't find change in escapism either.
You will however find a change in you, in us.
We are the system.
We are the masses so many speak of.
We are the root of the problem.
We are at the base.
Who will build the roads? WE WILL!
Who will provide the basic necessities? WE WILL!
Who will bring an end to poverty, homelessness, greed, war, death, famine, injustice?
If anything, WE WILL!
We are the alternative! There is no savior! There is no god!
A better leader won't come along!
A better government does not exist! JUST YOU AND I!

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PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#895270 Apr 30, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
MSNBC - Six months after Hurricane Sandy, for many residents whose homes were badly damaged, recovery is moving at a slow pace – or not at all.
This president can't move a little faster on anything besides Obamacare?
He's sending F-16s to Egypt while American citizens are still displaced?
Can someone on the left please explain this to me?
Yes stupid I can. FEMA did its job and provided people with temporary living arrangements and now it's up to those individuals to work with their insurance companies to find permanent homes. What are you asking for, some kind of "nanny state"?
Your obsession with Obamacare and blaming it for all the problems this country faces is really getting tiresome.

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“There is no such thing”

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#895271 Apr 30, 2013
Istead of Universal Health Care they should have Universal Lawyer Representation.

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#895272 Apr 30, 2013
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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#895273 Apr 30, 2013
It is estimated that millions of trees grow because of squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts.

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The Dude Abides

Orlando, FL

#895274 Apr 30, 2013
flack wrote:
It is estimated that millions of trees grow because of squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts.
Same thing with fetuses, man. I do it all the time. Say, Dean, I need a straight-man, how bout $5 an hour to start?

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gauley bridge wv

#895276 Apr 30, 2013
Female DNA found on bomb part. Where it came from unknown.

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The Dude Abides

Orlando, FL

#895278 Apr 30, 2013
flack wrote:
Female DNA found on bomb part. Where it came from unknown.
Unknown to you, maybe. I know right where it came from. Goddam, you people are stoopid, aren't you?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#895279 Apr 30, 2013
flack wrote:
Female DNA found on bomb part. Where it came from unknown.
Maybe he had sex with his wife before he blew up Boston
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#895280 Apr 30, 2013
U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill last week to limit women's reproductive rights in the District.

The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which has 93 cosponsors, would disallow women in D.C. to seek an abortion after 20 weeks. This is the second consecutive year the veteran congressman has introduced the legislation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/dc-a...
The Dude Abides

Orlando, FL

#895281 Apr 30, 2013
Capitalism is a joke. All human enterprise is a joke. The fact that humans feel free to fuck around with the very planet they're living on proves that. But somehow you can't see that can you. In the absence of a system of "enterprise" you are genetically required to go create one, blissfully unaware that you were given the keys to the kingdom at birth. There is nothing you can do to improve upon what you were given at the very beginning. Not to be pedantic, but does any of that sound at all familiar?
The Dude Abides

Orlando, FL

#895282 Apr 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Maybe he had sex with his wife before he blew up Boston
oh, um, sure.... witty rejoinder... more mogen david, chaim?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#895283 Apr 30, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) recent antics in the Senate drew the ire of right-wing columnist and blogger Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post on Monday.

After several Republican colleagues privately confronted the conservative firebrand over his effort to filibuster all debate on expanding background checks, Cruz broke protocol and recounted to a gathering of Texas tea partiers that he had called them "squishes" not worthy of the cause.

"There is being principled, and then there is being a jerk," Rubin wrote. "Putting down your colleagues to boost your own street cred with the base falls into the latter category."

In a blistering critique, Rubin added that Cruz's "immaturity and lack of sophistication" are a disservice to Texas and the Republican party, calling on him to apologize to his fellow Senate Republicans.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/j...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#895288 Apr 30, 2013
House Republicans Eyeing New Hostage Opportunity

Oh! So you threaten to melt down the world economy unless Obama agrees to cut spending on retirement programs, and then he offers to do that, and then you decide it’s too unpopular?

The decision that they no longer care about the thing they were prepared to unleash worldwide economic havoc to achieve has not caused them to abandon the debt ceiling as a hostage.(It’s the party’s Nelson Muntz–ian approach to resolving policy disagreements:“Gotta nuke something.") If obtaining retirement cuts went from so urgent it was worth threatening to nuke the world economy over to "meh," the next step is to figure out the next thing to nuke the world economy over. That thing, the Post reports, is tax reform.

But what is the GOP position on tax reform? It’s that tax reform must cut tax rates and not raise any revenue at all. So House Republicans are prepared to refuse to raise the debt ceiling unless Democrats agree to let them cut tax rates without increasing revenue. Their extraordinary threat, first presented as a way to force a reduction in the deficit, is now being wielded to prevent a reduction in the deficit.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/04/...
Jane Says

New York, NY

#895293 Apr 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I understand that you went to school & possibly even graduated & therefore your records are also sealed.
the exception being the media knew and talked and talked about EVERY detail of Sarah Palin's life since Kindergarten. the minute her candidacy was announced, some got to Alaska faster than if they'd taken a jet. they were like a zombie movie as they scaled the terrain, pens and cameras poised to leave no stone unturned about her and her family.
NotSupriZedbama

Pompano Beach, FL

#895295 Apr 30, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
I log in with multiple renewal IP numbers and spam the Topix Judge Icons for the replies to their post...running multiple copies of my browser, which will log in with multiple renewal IP numbers and spamming the Topix Judge Icons for the replies to the post... It can also be accomplished by using different browsers logged into the same thread with multple sessions... on the same internet connection...
Every browser connection or session is an ip connection. If you bring up twenty browser sessions, you can judge the Icons 20 times... This Multiple Judging icon can accomplished by having 2 internet accounts in your home and acting as if you are 2 people judging the topix judge icons...
- You can change ip numbers if you know how... You can also reset your internet modem box and it will DNS or resolve a new ip number... However that is not necessary. The way it works is to bring up multiple copies of your browser on the same thread and page and do the judging..
That's all that is required and wait depending on you network connection and topix server to record the vote and for the judging to take... I have done it and it can take up to 5 minutes on mine, maybe others different...
Try It! and SEE and judge my post here with multiple copies...
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!

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