Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509790 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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Honolulu, HI

#913928 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The president does NOT have the power to wage war/conflict.
The U.S. Congress DOES. Resolution H.J. Res. 114 authorized President Bush to use the Armed Forces of the United States against Iraq.
Just like Congress authorized Clinton to send troops to Bosnia.
Congress also authorized Clinton, under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, to drop bombs on Iraq for four days.
That's how it works. Like it or not.
Yes! Now you're talking! But it wasn't a resolution for war. It was an authorization for the use of force as bushie boy saw fit to defend America.

So clearly, bushie had NO Constitutional powers to engage in a conflict!

As for the Bosnian resolution, you'll need to show me that one.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913929 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> When your weak debate skills fail you , you pull the race card. Holder has the Obama Administration's complete confidence. The only reason republicans want Holder to resign is because he's finally rethinking the possibility of sending Wall Street bankers who were responsible for stealing American homes and savings and wrecking the U S economy in 2007-08 in jail.
If true, Holder is certainly finished. Goldman Sachs will order Obama to fire Holder.

Saint Petersburg, FL

#913930 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Poor Jane, yearning for the good old days when banks could discriminate.
YOU all are a bird of a feather RealDave.. Racist

It's the culture...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913931 May 29, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>A North Carolina Hil-William, ain't you just the cat's pajamas. You are ignorant of how Giverment works.. Your idiocy is front and center when you post. The English language isn't your first language, foul mouth is!!
You couldn't refute a word he said.

So, like the racistmoronic tool you are, you attack him for posting the TRUTH about Bush and his worst Presidency in American History.

Try stepping up your game by placing some content in your posts.

Oh, that's right, you're too stupid to do that.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#913932 May 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
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No, byytch.
That was your Bush who said "make that happen"
Everyone gets a loan!
Cut taxes for Billionaires!
One guy with over a thousand million dollars!
Bush/Cheney: "we are due"
Time for a big fuuuuuuccckkkkk you America!
Cut taxes for the richest,(gov help for billionaires!)
hey byytch!
You dumbfffcckkks owe that money. YOU get to pay for that!
At least the Genius Obama borrows long term at 1.8% to fix YOUR GUYS FFFFFFCKKKKK UPS!
IT was Clinton that came up with the "everyone should own a house" he forget to mention that everyone should have to pay for the same house...The Clinton-era document cites—“The National Homeownership Strategy: Partners in the American Dream”—was hiding in plain sight on the website of the Department of Housing & Urban Development 2008, when it was removed (probably because the housing bust made it seem embarrassing to the department).

The National Homeownership Strategy began in 1994 when Clinton directed HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros to come up with a plan, and Cisneros convened what HUD called a "historic meeting" of private and public housing-industry organizations in August 1994. The group eventually produced a plan, the one that argues for creative measures to promote homeownership.

The very worst idea in the plan, which fortunately never gained approval, was to let first-time homebuyers freely tap their IRA and 401(k) retirement-savings plans with no penalty to scrounge up a downpayment. That, HUD estimated, would have "benefited" 600,000 families in the first five years.

Plenty of other ideas in the plan did become reality, though. Knowing what we know now about the housing bust, the earnest language in the document seems faintly ridiculous. Here's an excerpt. Read it closely and you can see the seeds of disaster being planted:

For many potential homebuyers, the lack of cash available to accumulate the required downpayment and closing costs is the major impediment to purchasing a home. Other households do not have sufficient available income to to make the monthly payments on mortgages financed at market interest rates for standard loan terms. Financing strategies, fueled by the creativity and resources of the private and public sectors, should address both of these financial barriers to homeownership.

Note the praise for "creativity." That kind of creativity in stretching boundaries we could use less of. It strikes me as reckless to promote home sales to individuals in such constrained financial predicaments. No one was more reckless than Clinton.

Manchester, CT

#913933 May 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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McCain is an Obama Quisling, no longer a Republican.
Kennedy McCain,Feingold McCain?
Hes never been a republican.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#913934 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>The Russians didn't know anything and were not much help to the FBI just starting their investigation. Even close family members and school friends of the Tsarnaev brothers knew nothing of their intentions to blow up the neighbors at the Boston Marathon.
Well, you can start your ... ummm... "investigation" with a goddam name the Russians gave you, you idiot.
The Russians seemed to know he was going back and forth between Dagestan and Chechnya and covorting with known terrorists there.

Bottom line is, Boston voted for the muslim, and now the muslims are bombing them.
I wonder how long it will take them to connect the dots.

Honolulu, HI

#913935 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Hey, Yeah, there was no formal "declaration of war" by Congress under Johnson in the Vietnam War either.
So you can stop barking up that tree now.
Yes! That's correct!

Now you're cookin'!

And I never 'barked' up that tree. You just brought it up!

Saint Petersburg, FL

#913936 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So would the trillion dollars Bush wasted ion the Iraq War.
Iraq war John Kerry: I voted for the war before I was against it...

It's the culture...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913937 May 29, 2013
How can seemingly intelligent people be so stupid?

Liberals are singing and dancing in the streets because consumer confidence is up and the stock market is rising.


The Federal Reserve is printing money at full speed until investor confidence runs out or the ink runs dry.

The present day conundrum began in the Carter era in 1978 when a Democrat Congress and the Carter White House gave the Federal Reserve a mandate to fire up the printing presses to fight unemployment and inflation during a time of high unemployment.

It only serves to weaken the dollar.

The Fed is now buying $85 billion in new assets each month and still failing to make a dent in the country’s unemployment crisis.

We are $16 trillion in debt, more than 12 million people looking for work and this administration is intent on “solving” the problem in large part by printing more money.

We're becoming a country of Homer Simpsons. DOH!

Honolulu, HI

#913938 May 29, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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I've studied you enough to deem you hermaphroditic.....
lol! I take it you too a 'self study' course eh son?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913939 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Hey, Yeah, there was no formal "declaration of war" by Congress under Johnson in the Vietnam War either.
So you can stop barking up that tree now.
The Constitution does not specify the format for a declaration of war.

Saint Petersburg, FL

#913940 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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There is no race based initiative.
Banks were caught being racist & it makes you mad.
Redlining is racist.
Democrats: We started the KKK before we were against it...

It's the culture...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913941 May 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Check your facts, dufus.
Like Holder is going to send to prison the people who gave so much money in bribes to Obama, it was only Christopher Dodd in the entire Congress they gave more money to.
That was some powerful kool ade you drank this morning. You might want to go check yourself into a clinic about now.
Let's review the stupidity previously offered by this Teabagger nitwit;
DBWriter wrote:
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Or what?
Are you going to burn the country down if the American people reject your Marxist communist lying fraud?
Since DC is 80 percent black, what should Romney do when Obama's base begin to burn down the nation's capital?
Should President Romney put the nation's capital under marshal law?
Should he shoot them to save the government?
... well? What should President Romney do when Obama's base tries to destroy the country because they are opposed to democracy?
This idiot's never been right about anything. That's why he's a BIRFER.

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913942 May 29, 2013
Whatever wrote:
EU announces they will lift the ban on shipping arms to Syria.
Russia announces they are sending anti-aircraft missiles to Assad's government. They state their reason for doing so is to prevent intervention.
Back to check-mate.
So, Obama will send US planes to be shot down by Russian missiles.

Sounds like a plan.

Saint Petersburg, FL

#913943 May 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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More stupidity from Dumbwaiter, the clueless racist Teabagger.
Let's review how stupid he is;
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LOL.. AND... the Obama Bots are still breastfeeding on George Bush and sucking Dick Cheney...

It's the culture...

Honolulu, HI

#913944 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Congress authorized Clinton to send troops to Bosnia.
Congress authorized Clinton, under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, to drop bombs on Iraq for four days.
Congress authorized Johnson to use military force in Vietnam under the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
So if the Iraq War was unconstitutional, so were all conflicts and wars since WWII - all of them authorized by Congress.
Liberals just like to play the "double standard card" when it suits their bias.
Technically, that's the argument many have made. Because Constitutionally, there is no option to use a 'limited war.'
But Congress has created a means to sidestep an all out declaration.

You were doing real well there until your last two sentences to make it political.

Honolulu, HI

#913945 May 29, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>housing prices going up are in part the bellweather of the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PUSHING SUBPRIME MORTGAGES --- AGAIN. So, we'll have another housing bubble and eventual financial collapse due to (Democrats in) government's social meddling in the housing sector and pushing bad loans for "racial justice." And Dumb Dave and the rest of the Obot Topix Brigade will be writing about how it was Bush's fault.
Eyes open people. History is repeating itself.
lol! I love the comedy of idiotic cons.

Mankato, MN

#913946 May 29, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the bottom line is that no matter what bad decisions, policies, actions or inactions by the Obama administration, Dumb Dave HAS TO post in Obama's defense. he can't help himself without some kind of 12-step program. then there's that monkey see, monkey do theory. i.e., in 2009, Dumb Dave started to crave dog meat, and i'm not talking about Michelle.
lol. Just waiting for the moment obama says turds taste great,dave will be at the head of the table with spoon in hand.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913947 May 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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McCain is an Obama Quisling, no longer a Republican.
Nobraina displays his "I hate everyone" personality.

McCain is a Republican. Tough shit for you.

IS there anything about America that you don't hate??

You lie about your location and claim Californians are smarter than other Americans, while you sit in a Nursing Home in PA.

CA is a deeply Democratic State. Which further proves your insanity.

You just come here to say stupid things.

And you really succeed at that, coal man.

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