Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251035 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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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#900839 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
More than two years after regulators confirmed widespread reports of abusive mortgage practices, the government is making only halting progress in fixing the problem according to homeowners, their attorneys, housing counselors and public officials. Itís not only a dilemma for the people caught in the foreclosure noose; itís also holding back a broader housing recovery and slowing the nationís economic recovery.
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/elusive-forec...
With this administration, if it's not one thing, it's another.
"Place the blame where it rightfully belongs if you dare to be honest, dizzy Lou. I've always been baffled by Republicans' steadfast demands to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in its cradle. Their chief tactic: repeatedly trying to block President Obama's choice of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray - or anyone else - as its director unless Democrats agree to amend the Dodd-Frank provisions establishing it.

Yesterday, in a Senate Banking Committee exchange captured in this video (below), Sen. Elizabeth Warren took aim at that strange campaign, challenging various claims that the CFPB somehow has sinister powers beyond that of other financial regulators. It's five minutes of video worth watching. Warren, of course, is the former law professor who conceived the idea of a new consumer-protection agency and persuaded Obama to insist on its broad authority and independence.

Warren called Cordray "an open book," and questioned assertions made by the agency's foes, including the 43 Senate Republicans vowing yet again to block anyone from the post. Among their demands: that the single director be replaced by a commission, a form of governance typically more subject to political influence, and that the agency's funding be put under Congress' control - unlike that of other financial regulators.

"I think that the delay in getting him confirmed is bad for consumers, it's bad for small banks, it's bad for credit unions, it's bad for anyone trying to offer an honest product in an honest market," Warren said. "The American people deserve a Congress that worries less about helping big banks and more about helping regular people who have been cheated on mortgages, on credit cards, on student loans, on credit reports."

Obama, you may recall, bypassed the Senate after a similar filibuster in 2011. But with court challenges looming to his recess appointments, he's trying again now that the CFPB has a growing track record as a forceful but measured voice for consumer protection. Among its early achievements, www.ConsumerFinance.gov is now a place where individuals can go to register complaints against a credit-card issuer or a credit reporting agency and expect to get an actual response."Check this out: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/consumer/E...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#900840 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Like a broken record crookedly staying in the same warped groove.:-D
You have to admit frontporchmonkey - Obama, Hillary and Susan Rice do what they do best LIE... I bet you have a Mac at home, Toshiba at work??

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#900841 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's race is not the problem, just his devious manner and sheer incompetence.
It has long been the bane of humanity that good looks and sweet talk trump common sense and sincerity.(sigh)

I still recall watching a female juror being interviewed after the Menendez Brothers' trial in California. The airhead exclaimed "He is so handsome...'he can't be guilty', I thought!"

The Magic Negro is in the same form as the Menendez brothers.

And American Liberals are in the same form as the airhead juror.

You can't judge a book by its cover but American Progressives don't read. They just watch Access Hollywood.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900842 May 10, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
:}
I love it!
What was kind of funny about it is her 2008 ad showed her so calm and collected as the future president being in complete control of any crisis in the middle of the night when the phone rings.

Then this very calm and controlled "President Hillary" suddenly becomes a clip of an extremely agitated and defensive former Secretary of State screaming in the wake of four dead Americans, "What difference, at this point, does it make??!!"

Quite a contrast. She probably wouldn't have answered the phone in the middle of the night either.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900843 May 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you think he never monitored the situation & never received updates through his advisors & staff???
Panetta said he did.
Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o'clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us."

In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House.

Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/panetta-o...

You can see the video of his testimony on this same link.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#900844 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
What was kind of funny about it is her 2008 ad showed her so calm and collected as the future president being in complete control of any crisis in the middle of the night when the phone rings.
Then this very calm and controlled "President Hillary" suddenly becomes a clip of an extremely agitated and defensive former Secretary of State screaming in the wake of four dead Americans, "What difference, at this point, does it make??!!"
Quite a contrast. She probably wouldn't have answered the phone in the middle of the night either.
Like anyone else, she is frustrated at IGNORANCE! Why should anyone have the patience for absurd, that's the only argument your lot has from birther to Islamic sympathiser. Neither of which deserve the time of day. But I guess on one hand Fox news helps the Chinese stimulation of the economy from ppl throwing bricks at their TV while at the same time adding to the toxic waste.
Which is what all your lot recycle again straight back at us!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#900845 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Republicans always did prefer the sexual smear and dirty attack ads to real facts .(See Roger Ailes: Willie Horton ad, Nixon's Donald Segretti 'Canuk letter'.
Have you noticed how Hillary's teeth have gradually gotten extremely yellow over the years? They used to be bright white and now it looks like she's wearing a corn cob sideways in her mouth.

Working under the table can do that.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#900846 May 10, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
It has long been the bane of humanity that good looks and sweet talk trump common sense and sincerity.(sigh)
I still recall watching a female juror being interviewed after the Menendez Brothers' trial in California. The airhead exclaimed "He is so handsome...'he can't be guilty', I thought!"
The Magic Negro is in the same form as the Menendez brothers.
And American Liberals are in the same form as the airhead juror.
You can't judge a book by its cover but American Progressives don't read. They just watch Access Hollywood.
Comparing the first Black-American President Obama to two murderous brothers show what a 'pinhead' you turned out to be. Grown up and cease the childish, low-life 'insults'.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#900847 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o'clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us."
In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House.
Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/panetta-o...
You can see the video of his testimony on this same link.
The Weekly Standard? All the garbage unfit to print anywhere else. Bill Buckley's toilet paper.:-D

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#900848 May 10, 2013
Message from Al Gore:

400 ppm May 10, 2013 : 10:25 AM

Yesterday, for the first time in human history, concentrations of carbon dioxide, the primary global warming pollutant, hit 400 parts per million in our planet's atmosphere. This number is a reminder that for the last 150 years -- and especially over the last several decades -- we have been recklessly polluting the protective sheath of atmosphere that surrounds the Earth and protects the conditions that have fostered the flourishing of our civilization. We are altering the composition of our atmosphere at an unprecedented rate. Indeed, every single day we pour an additional 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the sky as if it were an open sewer. As the distinguished climate scientist Jim Hansen has calculated, the accumulated manmade global warming pollution in the atmosphere now traps enough extra heat energy each day to equal the energy that would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-scale atomic bombs exploding every single day. It's a big planet -- but that is a LOT of energy. And it is having a destructive effect.

Now, more than ever before, we are reaping the consequences of our recklessness. From Superstorm Sandy which crippled New York City and large areas of New Jersey, to a drought which parched more than half of our nation; from a flood that inundated large swaths of Australia to rising seas affecting millions around the world, the reality of the climate crisis is upon us.

Our food systems, our cities, our people and our very way of life developed within a stable range of climatic conditions on Earth. Without immediate and decisive action, these favorable conditions on Earth could become a memory if we continue to make the climate crisis worse day after day after day.

With any great challenge comes great opportunity. We have the rare privilege to rise to an occasion of global magnitude. To do so, our communities, our businesses, our universities, and our governments need to work in harmony to stop the climate crisis. We must summon the very best of the human spirit and draw on our courage, our ingenuity, our intellect, and our determination to confront this crisis. Make no mistake, this crisis will demand no less than our very best. I am optimistic because we have risen to meet the greatest challenges of our past.

So please, take this day and the milestone it represents to reflect on the fragility of our civilization and and the planetary ecosystem on which it depends. Rededicate yourself to the task of saving our future. Talk to your neighbors, call your legislator, let your voice be heard. We must take immediate action to solve this crisis. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year. Now.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900849 May 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Eman said that Obama was on the golf course "during" the raid and that was a lie. I don't get the need to lie__particularly when most of the posters her know it's a lie.
I guess if that's all one has__one would be better off over on the game threads.
I thought Eman said Obama had to be pulled off the golf course before the raid or something like that. But it doesn't matter. Whenever the president is needed, that's where they usually find him anyway, so it was business as usual on the day of the raid.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#900850 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
What was kind of funny about it is her 2008 ad showed her so calm and collected as the future president being in complete control of any crisis in the middle of the night when the phone rings.
Then this very calm and controlled "President Hillary" suddenly becomes a clip of an extremely agitated and defensive former Secretary of State screaming in the wake of four dead Americans, "What difference, at this point, does it make??!!"
Quite a contrast. She probably wouldn't have answered the phone in the middle of the night either.
Now try putting Hillary 's words back in their proper context of her testimony to Congress on the Benghazi tragedy. But, no , I guess you can't because you don't really give a damn for Americans killed overseas in the line of duty;do you?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#900851 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Comparing the first Black-American President Obama to two murderous brothers show what a 'pinhead' you turned out to be. Grown up and cease the childish, low-life 'insults'.
The Negro is the beast of the field. Ooga Booga!

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900852 May 10, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Like anyone else, she is frustrated at IGNORANCE! Why should anyone have the patience for absurd, that's the only argument your lot has from birther to Islamic sympathiser. Neither of which deserve the time of day. But I guess on one hand Fox news helps the Chinese stimulation of the economy from ppl throwing bricks at their TV while at the same time adding to the toxic waste.
Which is what all your lot recycle again straight back at us!
Because even the liberal media now knows she was lying through her teeth.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#900853 May 10, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you noticed how Hillary's teeth have gradually gotten extremely yellow over the years? They used to be bright white and now it looks like she's wearing a corn cob sideways in her mouth.
Working under the table can do that.
Filthy sexual smears and grotesque ignorance only weakens your argument. Don't you know that? Or, don't you care? I bet it is the latter;isn't it?
Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#900854 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Comparing the first Black-American President Obama to two murderous brothers show what a 'pinhead' you turned out to be. Grown up and cease the childish, low-life 'insults'.
English, please. Cease with the ebonics.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#900855 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Filthy sexual smears and grotesque ignorance only weakens your argument. Don't you know that? Or, don't you care? I bet it is the latter;isn't it?
Human life isn't all that precious anyway, it's our most renewable resource.. Maybe we can use the undesirables for energy?
frontporchreacti onary

Wilmington, DE

#900856 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Megyn Kelly is a overpaid , airhead ,skank , probably got the job after she blew Roger Ailes and Hannity at the same time and used 'pop rocks' for better effect.
Megyn Kelly probably learned to use the pop rocks trick from Jodie Arias(another young idealistic republican)
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#900857 May 10, 2013
Diane Sawyer wrote:
<quoted text> English, please. Cease with the ebonics.
Frontporchmonkey does this when he goes completely off the rails. Apparently the past days haven't gone well for him, and he's lashing out!!

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900858 May 10, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> The Weekly Standard? All the garbage unfit to print anywhere else. Bill Buckley's toilet paper.:-D
It's a respectable news source. But if you prefer NBC News:

Come Sunday, Obama headed for the Andrews Air Force Base golf course as he does on many weekends when the weather is nice. But he only played nine holes instead of his customary 18 leaving after about three hours. The reporters who accompany him on public outings didn't think anything was amiss and thought the chilly, rainy weather played into the president's decision to leave several hours earlier than usual.

What they didn't know was that Obama was heading back for that final meeting on the bin Laden operation.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42874398/ns/world_n...

So what's the big deal anyway? He plays golf no matter what's going on. Remember his million dollar golf game with Tiger Woods right after the sequestration - which was his own idea? He must not have taken his own words of doom and gloom to heart.

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