Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262162 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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#912752 May 27, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Ever get the feeling your brain trotted off without you Jean?
It's the culture...
Jean was a nasty old bat but she wasn't that stupid.

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#912753 May 27, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>We'll give it to you in real time. Carol's post was on target. The goofs in Louseyana had to request it a certain way and didn't. Get your facts straight reel---time....
lol! This coming from an idiot who provides no facts.

amazing....

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#912754 May 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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But you're still wrong.
Over the five years of President Bush’s administration, Louisiana received far more money for Corps civil works projects than any other state, about $1.9 billion.
Louisiana not only leads the nation in overall Corps funding, it places second in new construction — just behind Florida.
To be fair, Louisiana’s politicians are no different from those of other states and want to get as many federal dollars as they can and spend them on projects that will have the biggest economic impact.
In this case, they judged the risk of a Category 4 or 5 hurricane taking a direct path over New Orleans sufficiently low as to permit the money to go to projects that were seemingly more urgent.
Obviously, they guessed wrong–with tragic consequences.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Stop placing blame on everyone and everything besides those who are most to blame.
It's going to make you very mad, but that's childish.
You're once again far from the original topic babe. BushCo mishandled the federal response to Katrina. Very badly.

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#912755 May 27, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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okay maybe this will help
Army Corps Is Faulted on New Orleans Levees
The American Society of Civil Engineers said the levees' collapse was predictable and that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to anticipate their breakdown.
The American Society of Civil Engineers said the levees' collapse was predictable and that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to anticipate their breakdown.(Michel du Cille - The Washington Post)
By Joby Warrick and Peter Whoriskey
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, March 25, 2006
An organization of civil engineers yesterday questioned the soundness of large portions of New Orleans's levee system, warning that the city's federally designed flood walls were not built to standards stringent enough to protect a large city.
The group faulted the agency responsible for the levees, the Army Corps of Engineers, for adopting safety standards that were "too close to the margin" to protect human life. It also called for an urgent reexamination of the entire levee system, saying there are no assurances that the miles of concrete "I-walls" in New Orleans will hold up against even a moderate hurricane.
"The ability of any I-wall in New Orleans to withstand ... is unknown," said the American Society of Civil Engineers' External Review Panel, which was appointed to oversee the Corps investigation of the levee system's collapse during Hurricane Katrina.
The civil engineers group also rejected the explanation given by the Corps that the system had failed because Katrina had unleashed "unforeseeable" physical forces that weakened the flood walls. In a letter to Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock, the Corps' commander, the civil engineers cited three previous Corps studies that predicted precisely the chain of events that caused the city's 17th Street Canal flood wall to fail. The breach left much of central and downtown New Orleans underwater.
"It appears that this information never triggered an assessment ... neither at the time of the design of the 17th Street Canal flood wall, nor following its construction," the letter said.
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Corps officials said they had already taken steps to address problems identified in the letter, starting with an effort to replace miles of I-walls with sturdier structures. But agency officials insisted the Corps was not solely to blame for weaknesses in the system.
read more at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Like I said, what was true over 100 years ago isn't true today
Okay, I did keep reading. This was the very next paragraph.

"We have done the best things we could have done. We live here," spokeswoman Susan J. Jackson said. During four decades of levee-building in New Orleans, Jackson said, the agency frequently found its hands tied because of restrictions imposed by budgets, by Congress or by local governments that often failed to meet financial responsibilities to help build and maintain the levees. Jackson added: "It was a question of who was going to pay and how much."

Louisiana received more federal monies for this kind of upkeep and maintenance second only to Florida.

It would seem - as is usually the case - both sides share some of the blame.

So stop blaming one side and excusing the other side - as is also usually the case.

Later.

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#912756 May 27, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>We'll give it to you in real time. Carol's post was on target. The goofs in Louseyana had to request it a certain way and didn't. Get your facts straight reel---time....
You're a fn moron without a clue like Carol, GFY.

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#912757 May 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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You have described why one can only conclude that Obama is a Socialist...with Fascist tendencies.
That would place Obama on the Right then which I wouldn't place Obama on the Right.

Fascism opposed socialist and communist ideology but was also critical of some aspects of capitalism, arguing for what is sometimes called a Third Position between capitalism and Marxist socialism.

Fascism is usually placed on the far right on the traditional left-right spectrum, fascists themselves and some commentators have argued that the description is inadequate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

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#912758 May 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The Marines make excellent props though. It's all about his image, you know.
Actually, bushie boy believed they were better used as fodder for his politics.

I think that's a poor use of American troops and lives. Don't you son?

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Newville, PA

#912759 May 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Can one of you libturds tell us where the fck the embassy is located in benghazi!? Man you libturds are stupid.
Well well well Moocher Eed is playing word games to defend his pathetic party.

Every one nows, evidently with the exception of dumbf*ck moocher Eed, that he cuts to embassy security would have included security s all aspects of the diplomatic service including consulates.

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#912760 May 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Lying 47percenter. You just made those 2 "acts" up.
You don't stay well-informed on the nation's news. Both the American Veterans Jobs Act and the American Veterans with Disabilities Act were defeated by Republicans. "Eager to shoot down President Obama’s legislative agenda just weeks before the election, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a measure that would have provided $1 billion over five years to help veterans find work in their communities. " http://nyti.ms/TQXgk3

"Former Senator Bob Dole, 89 years old and in a wheelchair, went onto to the floor of the Senate today to urge his former colleagues to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. Mr. Dole, a disabled veteran, has been one of the leading voices urging ratification of the treaty, which seeks to bring the world closer to the high standard set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark civil-rights law enacted under President George H.W. Bush." ..."One by one, according to Roll Call, the senators approached Mr. Dole to pat his shoulder or clasp his hand, making gestures of respect for the man who was for many years the Republican majority leader.

Then he was wheeled away, and all but a handful of the Republicans bailed out on him. The treaty failed. It needed a two-thirds vote to pass, or 67 votes, and fell six short." Check this out: http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/0...

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#912761 May 27, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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really, if you believe in less government, I suggest you check your facts and history about the republican party
The size of the Federal government grew the most in history under George W Bush
under George W bush more federal laws restricting the rights and liberties of American citizens were passed.
why don't you start with the Patriot act
under George W Bush it became legal
to seize and imprision American citizens with a warrant and a trial
it became legal to torture American citizens held in captivity
it became legal to wiretap American citizens without a warrant
it became legal to seize library records of American citizens without telling them and without a warrant
thousands of American citizens were seized, imprisoned and tortured without a warrant or trial under George W Bush.....
Maybe if you could grasp we were in an unprecedented war after an attack on our shores where the enemy could be your next door neighbor, you might succeed in having some much needed perspective.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#912762 May 27, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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really, if you believe in less government, I suggest you check your facts and history about the republican party
The size of the Federal government grew the most in history under George W Bush
under George W bush more federal laws restricting the rights and liberties of American citizens were passed.
why don't you start with the Patriot act
under George W Bush it became legal
to seize and imprision American citizens with a warrant and a trial
it became legal to torture American citizens held in captivity
it became legal to wiretap American citizens without a warrant
it became legal to seize library records of American citizens without telling them and without a warrant
thousands of American citizens were seized, imprisoned and tortured without a warrant or trial under George W Bush.....
Obama's
The number of federal employees grew by 123,000, or 6.2%, under President Obama, according to the White House's Office of Management and Budget.

Government spending as a share of the economy has hovered around 24% during the Obama administration, several percentage points higher than under President Bush, according to Congressional Budget Office data. It's also elevated from the historical average of 20.7% over the past 40 years.
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How much has President Barack H. Obama grown the size of the U.S. government’s budget since coming into power in January 2009?

If we go by President George W. Bush’s final Fiscal Year 2009 budget, in which the average amount of federal government spending for each year through Fiscal Year 2013 was projected to be $2.732 trillion (in terms of inflation-adjusted, constant 2005 U.S. dollars) and compare that value to the average amount of federal spending that President Obama is currently projecting for both 2012 and 2013 of $3.185 trillion (also in terms of constant 2005 U.S. dollars), we find that President Obama has effected a permanent federal government spending increase of at least $452 billion.

Or in other terms, President Obama has permanently grown the size of the U.S. federal government’s budget by 16.5% during the four years he will have been in office by the end of his first term in office. The federal government’s spending is one-sixth bigger today than it was projected to be at this point four years ago.

http://www.mygovcost.org/2012/02/16/the-growt...

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#912763 May 27, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah... These liberals oppose your belief and right to bear arms: Castro, Stalin, Amin, Lenin, Mao, Chavez, Hitler, Obama. Who do you trust dummy?
It's the culture...
Actually son, Hitler relaxed gun laws.

You're politics and hate apparently make and keep you an idiot. But you do work hard at it son!

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#912764 May 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt does not care about insurance companies one way or the other, except that it is possible to deal with insurance companies and impossible to deal with the federal government.
You have no recourse except the Government if your Insurance company decides to drop you for reasons only they know.

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#912765 May 27, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're a fn moron without a clue like Carol, GFY.
You cares what you think? You have taken up heckling somebody without nothing for rebuttal but jabs and curses. Now that makes you look lame and dumb.

You lost the high ground several posts back.

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#912766 May 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Wtf? You are one stupid fck. Background checks will keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals?
Dumbf*ck moocher Eed says we should just eliminate background checks altogether.

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#912767 May 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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At least the Bush administration WAS at "battle stations".
Months before the attack, Clinton was being tried by a Grand Jury and lying his ass off being accused of sexual harrassment involving a subordinate while governor of Arkansas and embarrassing himself for lying to the country and to his family about getting BJs in the Oval Office on the taxpayer dime.
I'll take "battle stations" any day. Clinton is excused though, I know. His sex life was his personal business.
So Bush and Co were at 'battle stations', eh??

Glad you agree that he's the most incompetent drunk we've ever had for a President.

But and Cheney at Battle Stations, and Saudi Arabian terrorists destroy the two WTC Towers and destroy part of the Pentagon, costing America 3,000 lives.

Bush turned America into a giant recruiting progrm for terrorists.

So what did the idiot do?? Saudi's attack us, so Bush invades Afganistan and Iraq!!

And holds hands and exchanges warm kisses with Saudi Princes.

The plain truth is that you're just as stupid as Bush.

It's likely your alcoholism and smoking led to your diabetes and high cholesterol.

You reap what you've sown, Lorac. The returns will get worse as you age. Diabetic amputations, anyone?? How's about a nice smoking related coronary??

You've got it coming, you hateful racist loser.

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#912768 May 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Maybe if you could grasp we were in an unprecedented war after an attack on our shores where the enemy could be your next door neighbor, you might succeed in having some much needed perspective.
Making excuses again for Bush43 tripling the national debt .

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#912770 May 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Can one of you libturds tell us where the fck the embassy is located in benghazi!? Man you libturds are stupid.
Are you forgetful? Only a moron doesn't know where the official US Embassy in Libya is located.

Did you know that it was the Bush Administration that began normalizing diplomatic relations with Libya? Can you tell us all what year that occurred?

BTW it was America's Hunt family who discovered and developed Libya's oil fields.

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#912771 May 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Water always wins, no matter what.
Try telling that to the Dutch

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#912772 May 27, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're once again far from the original topic babe. BushCo mishandled the federal response to Katrina. Very badly.
Once again, you're wrong.

Under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact which was revised after 9/11, the Federal Government and FEMA are not allowed to interfere with local operations unless they are authorized by state and local leaders.

Blanco refused until September 1 long after it was too late.

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