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# Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1536113 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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sonicfilter

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#904197 May 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Look at the first derivative of both debt and deficit. Tell us about how the first derivative has a large positive magnitude while the Democrats have a super majority in the Senate and a dominant majority in the House. Look at the second derivative. You'll discover the debt and deficit are not only increasing, but there is an accelleration component. Now, tell us how the first derivative of the deficit actually becomes zero after the TEA Party begins to influence Congress, and the first derivative of the debt becomes a constant, and the second derivative becomes zero.
What we need is for the first derivative of the deficit to be negative. We can survive with a negative first derivative and a second derivative of zero. With a positive second derivative of the debt, anyone can tell you that government is certain to collapse.
In short, the TEA Party saved the country.
You seem to confuse the basic properties of arithmetic with being applicable to differential equations.
A negative second derivative does not make the result of the equation positive when the first derivative is also negative. A negative first derivative with a zero second derivative produces a constant decline, which is what we need.
Now, back to the subject you are avoiding:
Tell us about your calculations of the first and second derivatives of the debt and deficit before and after the TEA Party began to influence Congress.
The TEA Party saved the country should be your conclusion if you know how to do differential equations.
so why is the Tea Party so unpopular?

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#904198 May 16, 2013
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<quoted text> That's the most insane fiction I've ever heard! The CIA have been known to execute these type of operations. Why would Obama need Al Qaeda to do what he has the power to order his own people to do? It's not like Al Qaeda was losing men during the attack. They had no need to smoke him out. They has grenades, RPGs& assault weapons. If they wanted Stevens, they would've got him alive. It's not like he was armed!
So, your question is, why would Obama need Al Qaeda to kidnap a US ambassador when he could do it himslef, right?
Al Qaeda wasn't losing men during the attack because the White House (Vallerie Jarrett, Obama isn't even involved in government) ordered all units to not engage Al Qaeda while they attempted to kidnap Stevens.

Al Qaeda had explosives, RPGs and hand grenades. Why didn't they just blow the door away and light him up with their AKs? Because blowing the door might kill Stevens, and the intent was to kidnap Stevens, not kill him.

The only reason Al Qaeda attacked a, how did you denigrate it, "temporary rented consular building in Bumfuck Libya" was to kidnap an ambassador of the United States of America. Here's what the plan was:
The security for the ambassador would be reduced by the administration making it easier to kidnap the ambassador. During the attack, the White House (Vallerie Jarrett) would issue orders with presidential authority to stand down any US Armed Forces assets that were pre-positioned specifically to respond to specifically a terrorist attack specifically on our embassy specifically in Libya. Then, the White House would lie to cover up Al Qaeda's involvement while the network "news" programs would mislead the country concentrating on where Stevens was, what condition he was in, and the progress of the "negotiations" with the Muslim Brotherhood, who has a permenant presence in the White House, to exchange Stevens for that terrorist blind sheik in prison for attempting to murder 30 THOUSAND Americans.
However, Plan A went wrong and the ambassador died of smoke inhalation when Al Qaeda tried to smoke him out of the room he baricaded himself in.
And, just like Al Bundy, nobody in the White House had a plan B.
Even you have to laugh at the bufoonery in the White House today.
I'd laugh if it were happening in some other country.

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TSM

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#904200 May 16, 2013
If you Liberals/Democrats think Obama gives ‘One I otta ‘about the Democratic Party you’re drunk on Ignorance!!

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#904201 May 16, 2013
Cut and paste right wing :-) LOL
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the whole country is done, because the grasshoppers are in charge.
'In Aesop’s fable, an ant works all summer to gather food and is asked by an indolent grasshopper to share the food in the winter. For some, the fable is a parable about the value of hard work and the consequences of choices in life. the goal of the Dems has always been to remove consequences to making bad choices.
For others, it is an ethical question of sharing with those in need. In any case, Obama's re-election ended the debate about the government’s role in encouraging more ants or more grasshoppers.
Voters have shown that warnings that Washington’s profligate spending will lead to a fiscal catastrophe is not as important as watching Honey Boo Boo or the Kardashians. Romney--for his whole life-- was the ant – working away to solve real problems, growing business, taking risk with HIS OWN money...
By comparison, President OBAMA HAS BEEN THE GRASSHOPPER, encouraging more citizen grasshoppers.
Under his presidency, 7.5 million individuals have left the work force, another 5.4 million have signed up to collect disability, and student loans have skyrocketed to more than a trillion dollars.
In 2011, Obama also changed the law to reverse the Clinton-era welfare reform, allowing welfare to be given to those not seeking work.
The consequences have been devastating.
The Obama Administration borrows \$3.5 billion every day. Our accumulated debt is more than \$15 trillion,\$5 trillion just from the last few years.
Yet as our deficit and debt continues to grow, the Administration pushes irrelevant “fixes” such as the “Buffet rule” which would affect only 217,000 Americans and hardly nick the deficit.
And what happened when real solutions were proposed? President Obama’s approach has ranged from apathetic to hostile. He ignored the balanced approach of the group he created, the Simpson-Bowles Commission, for a path to cut the deficit.
And when the House, led by Ryan, passed a long-term budget cutting the deficit, the President raised hopes by calling a White House event in which he seated Ryan in the front. To everyone’s surprise, he castigated, mischaracterized and dismissed the effort and presented no alternative.
Obama continuously proves he is the “emperor with no clothes.”
from The Election of the Grasshopper
http://www.forbes.com/sites/garyshapiro/2012/...

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No Surprize

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#904202 May 16, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>It's a gerrymandered district dumbazz high in poverty and low in IQ__perfect Republican voting bloc.
The job of the propagandist is to change the meaning and definition of words, Realtime!! If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.

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#904203 May 16, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the whole country is done, because the grasshoppers are in charge.
'In Aesop’s fable, an ant works all summer to gather food and is asked by an indolent grasshopper to share the food in the winter. For some, the fable is a parable about the value of hard work and the consequences of choices in life. the goal of the Dems has always been to remove consequences to making bad choices.
For others, it is an ethical question of sharing with those in need. In any case, Obama's re-election ended the debate about the government’s role in encouraging more ants or more grasshoppers.
Voters have shown that warnings that Washington’s profligate spending will lead to a fiscal catastrophe is not as important as watching Honey Boo Boo or the Kardashians. Romney--for his whole life-- was the ant – working away to solve real problems, growing business, taking risk with HIS OWN money...
By comparison, President OBAMA HAS BEEN THE GRASSHOPPER, encouraging more citizen grasshoppers.
Under his presidency, 7.5 million individuals have left the work force, another 5.4 million have signed up to collect disability, and student loans have skyrocketed to more than a trillion dollars.
In 2011, Obama also changed the law to reverse the Clinton-era welfare reform, allowing welfare to be given to those not seeking work.
The consequences have been devastating.
The Obama Administration borrows \$3.5 billion every day. Our accumulated debt is more than \$15 trillion,\$5 trillion just from the last few years.
Yet as our deficit and debt continues to grow, the Administration pushes irrelevant “fixes” such as the “Buffet rule” which would affect only 217,000 Americans and hardly nick the deficit.
And what happened when real solutions were proposed? President Obama’s approach has ranged from apathetic to hostile. He ignored the balanced approach of the group he created, the Simpson-Bowles Commission, for a path to cut the deficit.
And when the House, led by Ryan, passed a long-term budget cutting the deficit, the President raised hopes by calling a White House event in which he seated Ryan in the front. To everyone’s surprise, he castigated, mischaracterized and dismissed the effort and presented no alternative.
Obama continuously proves he is the “emperor with no clothes.”
from The Election of the Grasshopper
http://www.forbes.com/sites/garyshapiro/2012/...
No worries, I'm sure you and the rest of the Villagers can whip up another scandal in no time flat!! It's all you've got, lies, lies and more lies!!

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/natio...

Federal deficit shrinks at surprising rate

It's on track to fall below where it was when Obama took office, and the long-term debt is more stable, the Congressional Budget Office says.

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Grey Ghost
#904204 May 16, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Sure you idiot... Robert and Julia know you are a pain in the butt... Hell you caused all kinds of problems with their construction business because you were an idiot ghost...
What a delusional freak, i'm afraid i'm gonna have to quit teasing your psychotic azz as you are on the verge of going over the edge, and I don't want that on my resume. Robert and Julie would they be your imaginary friends or maybe your sock puppets???????LMAO

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

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Prevented this

#904205 May 16, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
And here I was thinking Obamacare would be this president's undoing a week ago.
Who knew? Obamacare isn't even on the map now.
However, it could still be the grand finale if the present dust ever settles.
The other scandal for another day. Kathleen Seebusrun has been creating a slush fund for the democrats by using O'bamacare.

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#904206 May 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Cut and paste right wing :-) LOL
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idiot and stupid sonicfiller ;-)

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#904207 May 16, 2013
TSM wrote:
The Soul Brothers of ignorance…. Obama/Holder…Deflects blame, claim ignorance!!
Eric Holder says he can do what he wants--he don't need no stinking badges--he knows nuttzing.

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“Constitutionalis t”

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#904208 May 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
IRS singling out of 'Tea Party' being investigated
Lerner said none of the groups subjected to extra scrutiny by the IRS has been rejected yet for tax-exempt status.
For that reason, a legal damages claim against the IRS by the conservative groups was unlikely, said Marcus Owens, a lawyer at the firm of Caplin & Drysdale.
A former IRS tax-exempt division director, Owens has since represented a range of nonprofit organizations. "It's hard to find the injury there," he said, adding that IRS scrutiny historically has focused on trying to determine if 501(c)(4) groups are politically active or not.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/10/us-...
Obviously you are ignorant of what happens when the IRS merely identifies you as a target.

As an example, I just wrote a check for almost 5,000 dollars to the IRS about a discrepancy they claim in my 2011 tax return. My lawyer said it would cost me about that same amount to contest it.
Now, that's coincidentally like a tactic I use in negotiations. I assess a value to a point being negotiated, and I work around arguments of approximately equal value until the opposition concedes.

When the IRS targets you, all normal functions cease and you go into a completely different mode of operation, regardless of guilt or innocence.
You'd know this if you have any knowledge of what happens in the world that actually exists all around you.

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#904209 May 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so why is the Tea Party so unpopular?
You read too much of your own bullshit. You actually appear to believe what you say.

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#904210 May 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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No, she did not.
Yes she did-Joe Wilson used her as his cover. He called everyone including reporters to out her.

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“Come Home America!”

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#904212 May 16, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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LOL!! I dont join goofy, do-nothing, "feel-good" advocacy groups; I actually EFFECT change myself. Like I said before, call me when you've generated all your power through green methods for 20 years.
Odumbo/Biden goin down down DOWN......:-)
What did you do daddy in the climate wars of 2025? As years goes by, We can find Zager & Evans visions were right!
"In The Year 9595, I'm kinda wonderin if man is gonna be alive,
He's taken everything this old Earth can give,
And he ain't put back nothing..." http://youtu.be/izQB2-Kmiic

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TSM

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#904213 May 16, 2013
This is an Open Ended question,(How Long Will the Liberal Media) continue to presser this administration, asking tough question before returning back to the Obama Plantation?

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“Come Home America!”

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#904214 May 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Eric Holder says he can do what he wants--he don't need no stinking badges--he knows nuttzing.
Louie Gohmert(R-TX) thinks he can spiel any kind of garbage and get away with it because of his special privileges as a Congressman. Attorney General Eric Holder politely put the early Alzeimer's patient , Gohmert, in his place.

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“Constitutionalis t”

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#904216 May 16, 2013
do your homework wrote:
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No worries, I'm sure you and the rest of the Villagers can whip up another scandal in no time flat!! It's all you've got, lies, lies and more lies!!
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/natio...
Federal deficit shrinks at surprising rate
It's on track to fall below where it was when Obama took office, and the long-term debt is more stable, the Congressional Budget Office says.
If you don't know how to do differential equations, just go here
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/
and tell us what the deficit was up to when the Democrats took control of all the purse strings of government in January, 2007; what happened to the deficit and debt between then and when the TEA Party began influencing Congress in January, 2011; and how much the TEA Party affected the deficit since.

Besides, Obama isn't even involved in government. He's nothing more than a cardboard cutout of a commercial to make it appear as if someone's actually president.
Now, to educate you on the Constitution:
Congress, and only Congres has the authority to borrow and spend.
The last time we had a budget... it's been so long I doubt anyone even remembers a budget from Congress... Hell. It was before Obama became president.... what a coincidence.

For those who have an education:
Look at the first derivative of both debt and deficit. Tell us about how the first derivative has a large positive magnitude while the Democrats have a super majority in the Senate and a dominant majority in the House. Look at the second derivative. You'll discover the debt and deficit are not only increasing, but there is an accelleration component. Now, tell us how the first derivative of the deficit actually becomes zero after the TEA Party begins to influence Congress, and the first derivative of the debt becomes a constant, and the second derivative becomes zero.
What we need is for the first derivative of the deficit to be negative. We can survive with a negative first derivative and a second derivative of zero. With a positive second derivative of the debt, anyone can tell you that government is certain to collapse.

In short, the TEA Party saved the country.

Tell us about your calculations of the first and second derivatives of the debt and deficit before and after the TEA Party began to influence Congress.

The TEA Party saved the country should be your conclusion if you know how to do differential equations.

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sonicfilter

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#904217 May 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Obviously you are ignorant of what happens when the IRS merely identifies you as a target.
As an example, I just wrote a check for almost 5,000 dollars to the IRS about a discrepancy they claim in my 2011 tax return. My lawyer said it would cost me about that same amount to contest it.
Now, that's coincidentally like a tactic I use in negotiations. I assess a value to a point being negotiated, and I work around arguments of approximately equal value until the opposition concedes.
When the IRS targets you, all normal functions cease and you go into a completely different mode of operation, regardless of guilt or innocence.
You'd know this if you have any knowledge of what happens in the world that actually exists all around you.
but isn't it a 'world' that's reserved for those who the IRS thinks are trying to game the system?

and you being one of those 'we pay too much in taxes!' nutjobs, do you really think anyone here will be surprised to learn that you had a run-in with the IRS?

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“Come Home America!”

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#904218 May 16, 2013
'Finally someone is saying what I've been thinking about the IRS-TEA party "scandal." There's no scandal here--just the IRS doing their job, looking into organizations that evidently are violating the law. AND if you loudly proclaim that you think the income tax is illegal, dontcha think you just might be at risk of being audited to see if you are putting your beliefs into practice?

From the article:
"the real scandal...is that 501(c)(4) groups have been engaged in political activity in such a sustained and open way. As Fred Wertheimer, the President of Democracy 21, a government-ethics watchdog group, put it,'it is clear that a number of groups have improperly claimed tax-exempt status as section 501(c)(4)‘social welfare’ organizations in order to hide the donors who financed their campaign activities in the 2010 and 2012 federal elections.'" Washington’s scandal machinery, rusty from recent disuse, is cranking back up to speed due to the alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said,“It’s the kind of thing that scares the American people to their core. When Americans are being targeted for audits based on their political beliefs, that needs to change.” Senator Susan Collins, of Maine, called on the President to apologize. George Will said President Obama could be impeached. Obama himself is taking the path of contrition. At a news conference Monday, the President said,“If in fact I.R.S. 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.” More hearings, with more outrage, are planned.

In light of this, it might be useful to ask: Did the I.R.S. actually do anything wrong?" Check this out: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment...

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Saint Petersburg, FL

#904219 May 16, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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"All women love me and all the men fear me".
You need SERIOUS anti-delusional therapy, you blow-by gasbag. I'd go into my own pocket to cover your copay.....
ghost is a wanker...

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