Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1548726 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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#902161 May 13, 2013
If this doesn’t ignite the Liberal Media to probe deeper: President Obama only took one combined question on the two scandals plaguing his administration — his administration’s reaction to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi and the IRS’s intimidation of conservative groups during the election season!! Obama answer it’s a ‘Sideshow’ no Mr. President you and your administration is a ‘Sideshow!”
NJ raider 1

Arlington, VA

#902162 May 13, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You did everything but reference the Constitution. I'm curious. How do you feel about these principles:
Congress, elected by the people, govern all taxing and spending for the government.
Good idea?(That's a yes or no question.)
The only command form the government anyone is obligated to obey comes to the people in the form of a law written and passed by Congress. The president does not have the authority to issue any edict to the people, or any order to anyone or any entity outside the Executive branch of government.
Good idea?(That's a yes or no question.)
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Good idea?(That's a yes or no question.)
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury,...; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Good idea?(That's a yes or no question.)
Of course, you don't have an answer to this. That's because you have something in common with Obama. Neither one of your worthless asses have every even read the Constitution.
Yes, I have read it you dumass &, it leaves to much open to interpretation. Like I've said, there is no reason it cannot be revised & updated to suit there life & environment, civil & moral lives we live today. Their visions of the world was nothing like today, unless of course, you're saying they were psychic! They were womanizers & racist, & that alone negates any argument you have. There have been far too many amendments to it!

Now to answer your questions. I agree with it all, but if they were geniuses as you all seem to think, they would've included a clause that inhibited Congress, or any branch of govt from making more money than the average American. If they're in a totally different tax bracket than the common man, that alone is a conflict of interest. They will only pass laws that serve the rich, as they are which is the problem we have in America today! There is enough people in the world to have a law that every American rich or poor should be entitled to serve at least 1 year in Congress, no one can serve more than 1 year in a row if my first idea wasn't good enough for you. Then congresses interest will serve the common man because, common men will be running it.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#902163 May 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, is that why the Clintons held no grudges as Hillary became Obama's first Secretary of State and Bill became Obama's hardest working political campaigner that defeated Romney / Ryan in 2012?
You know very little about politics.

San Clemente, CA

#902164 May 13, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama vowed Monday to hold the Internal Revenue Service accountable if reports of political targeting are proved true.
"If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. And there's no place for it," Obama told reporters.
"And they have to be held fully accountable. Because the IRS as an independent agency requires absolute integrity, and people have to have confidence that they're ... applying the laws in a nonpartisan way."
Obama said he learned of the allegations through news reports on Friday.
The IRS also applied extra scrutiny to applicants with statements that "criticize how the country is run" or that sought to educate the public on how to "make America a better place to live," designations that would have included conservative political groups looking to apply for 501(c)(4) status.
Those disclosures are included in the appendix of an inspector general's report, obtained by CNN, that has caused widespread anger among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as well as conservative groups.
Doesn't Obama realize they already admitted it was true which is why they issued the apology?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#902165 May 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
NJ raider hereby proves himself brain-dead.
He meant 8 to 1 in china. lol

New York, NY

#902166 May 13, 2013
OVER her 22 years in Congress, Maxine Waters has likened bank executives to “gangsters,” snarkily addressed them as “captains of the universe” and threatened to tax their companies “out of business.”

The Democrat from Los Angeles, in other words, is not known for showing love to the financial industry.

So in March, when she visited a group of community bankers in a conservative corner of her district, she seemed ready for a chilly reception.“Let’s see what these guys have to say for themselves,” Ms. Waters said with a smirk as she emerged from her S.U.V.

Escorted to a private conference room at Malaga Bank, Ms. Waters grabbed a seat at the head of the table. A dozen or so bankers shuffled in, each armed with a tale of woe about the Dodd-Frank banking overhaul passed by Congress in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

The law is too tough, they groaned. Its capital requirements are too steep. One banker’s voice quivered as she described a regulatory examination of her bank. Another griped about regulators overstepping their bounds:“They can tell you how many pens and pencils we have in our drawers!”

In the past, such grumbling might have set off Ms. Waters’s famous hair-trigger temper. But with each complaint, she leaned in for more, nodding appreciatively.“We’ve heard they chase down silly stuff,” Ms. Waters said, referring to regulators and shaking her head in disapproval.“I’m willing to take a hit” to help lower the capital requirements, she said. She even suggested the bankers hire new lobbyists to better represent them.“Influence us,” Ms. Waters said softly, reminding them of her new role as the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee.“Help us understand the intricacies of your business.”

This was not “kerosene Maxine,” the nickname Ms. Waters has earned for her tendency to hurl flammable remarks.(Exhibit A: She once screamed onstage in Los Angeles that “The Tea Party can go straight to hell, and I intend to help them get there.”) Rather, she was all empathy, vowing to use her new sway in Washington to protect the bankers’ interests.“You have a lot of good will right now,” she said. As for Dodd-Frank, Ms. Waters said she stood ready to defend the law, but also instructed the bankers to compile a “laundry list” of their concerns.“I don’t want you to look at this as being impossible to tweak,” she said.

After an hour of swiveling nervously in their chairs, the bankers broke into grins. One executive slapped Ms. Waters a high-five. Another embraced her.

“You’ve softened,” Paul C. Hudson, the chairman of Broadway Federal Bank, teased Ms. Waters.“I love the new Maxine.”

The New Maxine was born in part from Ms. Waters’s ascension, in January, on the House Financial Services Committee. Exonerated in September at the end of a three-year ethics investigation, she replaced Barney Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts, for whom the banking overhaul bill was named.


Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#902167 May 13, 2013
Obama is calling the IRS targeting "outrageous".

One has to wonder if he means the scandal itself or because his former propagandist team didn't bury it good enough.

New York, NY

#902168 May 13, 2013

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#902169 May 13, 2013
Not to spread any rumors, but I noticed that realtime and lily both pass out at about the same time every day.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#902170 May 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The Obama administration has already blamed prejudicial tax enforcement on "low-level employees."
Lois Lerner (I'm not good at math") will resign to pursue other opportunities.
Bush will be blamed.
She's not a low level auditor azzhole but an attorney and more familiar with verbiage than numbriage.

Wesley Snipes__remember him?

His conviction and incarceration came as the result of an IRS targeted probe of "constitutional" groups known as sovereign citizens. Snipes was not a subscriber to that concept but his tax people were__the tax people hired by his accountant.

The tax people were: The American Rights Litigators of Mt Dora Florida and consisted of Eddie Ray Kahn, Douglas Rosile and David Lokietz who turn states evidence in order to spare himself.

Eddie Ray Kahn is worth a google search__trust me.

If Snipe's tax returns had been mailed from Orange County Florida rather than Lake County, he would never have been prosecuted much less convicted.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#902171 May 13, 2013
TSM wrote:
If this doesn’t ignite the Liberal Media to probe deeper: President Obama only took one combined question on the two scandals plaguing his administration — his administration’s reaction to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi and the IRS’s intimidation of conservative groups during the election season!! Obama answer it’s a ‘Sideshow’ no Mr. President you and your administration is a ‘Sideshow!”
If the 'Liberal Media' does dig deeper then they'll find a Republican behind the scandal:Darrell Issa and Jim Inhofe .

New York, NY

#902172 May 13, 2013
An industry group says retail sales of farm tractors and combines in the United States surged last month.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers reports U.S. farm equipment dealerships sold nearly 59 percent more combines in April than in the same month a year ago. The group reported 920 combines were sold across the nation.

U.S. sales of farm tractors rose 6.4 percent in April, with 22,144 tractors sold.


Since: Nov 11

Marengo, OH

#902173 May 13, 2013
New scandal IRS!!!


Fast and Furious


More to come from Liberals...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#902174 May 13, 2013
Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for the resignation of current IRS acting commissioner Steven Miller, who previously served as Shulman’s deputy.

"It is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American people's confidence under the current leadership...No government agency that has behaved in such a manner can possibly instill any faith and respect from the American public."

Democrat Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Max Baucus, called the targeting "intolerable" and an "outrageous abuse of power."

"Americans expect the IRS to do its job without passion or prejudice," he said in a statement. "We need to get to the bottom of what happened here."

Seems like we have a lot of bottoms to get to the bottom of lately.

Indianapolis, IN

#902175 May 13, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"He was Deputy IRS Commissioner when all this occurred," 
The current acting commissioner is Steven T. Miller -- a permanent replacement has not been nominated.

In response to TPM's query, Rubio's spokesman Alex Conant noted that Miller was deputy commissioner when the targeting took place. He did not suggest the IRS acted inappropriately under Miller's watch as acting commissioner.

you're a dumbazz.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#902176 May 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Having sex with a subordinate in the workplace is sexual harassment, resulting in immediate dismissal.
Get a job sometime, try it, and find out.
Most liberals don't consider it sexual harrassment in the workplace if it's a Democratic president and a young subordinate.

It then becomes "It's his personal sex life and his own business!"

It doesn't even matter if his personal sex life happens in the Oval Office on our time.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#902177 May 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The IRS would not have targeted political organizations without direction from political operatives in the White House, under the direct control of Barack Hussein Obama.
Your flaky assumption, but almost impossible to have happened because of the insularity of different bureaucratic departments within the very large American government bureaucracy. The IRS acted more swiftly to find tax irregularities by ACORN that got them banned by Congress from receiving funding in 2009.

Indianapolis, IN

#902178 May 13, 2013
Obama Promises To Hold IRS Accountable On ‘Outrageous’ Targeting

sure, because unlike Bush, Obama didn't tell them to target anyone.

New York, NY

#902179 May 13, 2013
SOMEONES SEX LIFE IS NO NATIONAL AGENDA free speech is a national AGENDA,HOMELESSNESS is a national agenda,getting people out of poverty is a national agenda, secure borders is a national agenda not ILLEGAL VISITORS,because secure borders would get rid of illegal immigrants they wouldnt be here in the first place to have babies if we secured the borders, see WHAT BLACKS GET IN MEXICO MALCOLM X GRANDSON GETS WHAT BLACK ILLEGALS GET IN MEXICO sure not probation or amnesty DEATH FOR ILLEGAL BLACKS IN MEXICO GO HOME YANKEE

Hamden, CT

#902181 May 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Easy answer butt breath.....I have a "LIFE". A very good one.
Recovering from old people surgery in Bumpass is a good life?

You really are out there.

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