Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236624 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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Whatever

Gering, NE

#913837 May 29, 2013
are you stupid or joking wrote:
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Yes I'm sure all those thousands of soldiers waiting and waiting and waiting for their disability claims to go through would be so happy to stand in the line of "supporters" for just how much Obama and his administration do for them. Oh, and don't forget all those soldiers that were vics of the "work place violence" at Fort Hood. I bet they are some of Obama's biggest supporters. Yeah, that's the ticket!!!
Well stated

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Patriot

Boulder, CO

#913838 May 29, 2013
FYI AMERICA

An Illinois community is rallying around a teacher who is reportedly up against disciplinary action for informing his students of their rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment before the high-schoolers answered a survey regarding their personal behavior.

http://intellihub.com/2013/05/29/teacher-faci...

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#913839 May 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>At least you, unlike your rightwing brethren agree that housing prices are going up which is the bellweather of a growing, strengthening economy. Kudos to you.
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.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#913842 May 29, 2013
Media Helping Obama Reinflate Housing Bubble
Subprime Scandal:

In an eerie bit of deja vu, the major media are suddenly gushing warm-&-fuzzy anecdotes of at-risk families who've found new "hope" in easy home-lending programs.

THIS IS HOW IT GETS STARTED positive spins about homeownership by pro-government newspapers only to turn later into disaster stories when the artificially created housing boom goes bust.

We know how this "affordable housing" fairy tale ends: Weak homebuyers walk away from their properties; & lenders get stuck with the bad debt, taxpayers with bailouts, & investors with massive losses.

How soon we forget the ECONOMIC DEVASTATION FROM WASHINGTON'S LAST GRAND SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. According to the Federal Reserve, the ensuing financial crisis from 2007-09 wiped out $14 TRILLION in U.S. household net worth — the greatest destruction of wealth in history.

Still, affordable-housing zealots argue too many low-income buyers, particularly MINORITIES, are being shut out of the housing market.

At a recent conference, the Urban Institute made the same reckless arguments for "flexible" lending to promote multicultural housing that it made before the crisis, while continuing to deny any responsibility for the millions of risky subprime loans that went bust.

During the debate over new mortgage rules, the institute lobbied against down-payment requirements, even though equity reduces the risk mortgage loans will default. It got its wish.

Borrowers don't have to meet minimum credit scores, either. They can even count welfare & child-support payments as qualifying income.

THE URBAN INSTITUTE'S GOAL, ONE SHARED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, IS TO CLOSE THE "RACIAL WEALTH GAP." In a just-released study, it points out that black families lost 31% of their wealth between 2007 & 2010, compared with 11% for white families.

Predictably, the NY Times trumpeted the findings last week, claiming "discriminatory lending practices were a factor." As proof, it noted blacks took out a disproportionately high share of subprime mortgages, while neglecting to point out this same demographic tends to default on loans at a disproportionately high rate, regardless of the loan terms — prime, subprime; high cost, low cost; adjustable, fixed doesn't matter.

The point of the Times story was TO GUILT LENDERS into giving subprime borrowers a second chance.

Meanwhile, the LA Times is reporting how this is already happening in CA, a state still haunted by the subprime nightmare. Thanks to lenders "venturing back into (the) subprime market," the paper said, former homeowners with bankruptcies & foreclosures are seeing their "dream" restored.

In a "credit barren world," the Times said, high-priced loans for high-risk customers are better than no credit at all. The paper went on to praise the Obama administration for encouraging credit unions to make "responsible" loans that fall OUTSIDE UNDERWRITING "GUIDLINES FOR RESPONSIBLE MORTGAGE LENDING."

Last month, the Washington Post reported the FHA is wooing subprime borrowers with WEAK lending standards. & now President Obama wants to put in charge of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac an affordable-housing activist-politician Democrat Rep. Mel Watt.

VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE WE LOOK, WE SEE SIGNS OF A NEW & DANGEROUS INFATUATION WITH RISKY HOMEBUYERS.

It's a scandalous replay of history. Too many American homeowners most acutely minority families have already experienced the horrific impact of the government's previous crusade to gut lending standards to fuel a housing boom that went famously bust.

Let's not repeat the same tragic mistake. Rather, let's recognize the long-term benefit of prudent underwriting standards: greater assurance that a homeowner who buys a home, stays in a home.

http://news.investors.com/print/ibd-editorial...

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913844 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.
You're getting worse. Congress declares war; the President conducts it as he sees fit. That's the separation of powers in the U S Constitution.

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Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913845 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.
"Bernanke: "There Is No Bubble"

It was only two weeks ago that Fed governor Jerremy Stein delivered a speech titled "Overheating in Credit Markets" in which he observed the obvious and warned that a new credit bubble was forming (not to mention housing, tech, student loan, GM channel stuffing and much more). And it was only yesterday that we learned that Bernanke, after a 6 year hiatus, just had his latest "everything is contained" moment.
Bernanke signals Fed stimulus to continue, warns budget cuts a risk

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying stimulus before Congress on Tuesday, saying its benefits clearly exceed possible costs. The Fed chairman also urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect on Friday, which he warned could combine with earlier tax increases to create a “significant headwind” for the economic recovery." Check this out: http://www.bullfax.com/...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#913846 May 29, 2013
Liberals/Democrats would agree Obama waged an Unconstitutional War against Libya and should be charge with War Crimes….Right!! if not, why Not?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#913847 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.
they are doing the same thing in the car industry, sub-prime car loans -that is why car sales are the highest in 8 years. I see the ads all the time, no credit check, no down payment-sign your name.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913848 May 29, 2013
Getting back to the more serious and pressing issues at hand...

New evidence in the IRS scandal:

Letters show IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups.

Among the letters were several that bore return IRS addresses other than Cincinnati, including "Department of the Treasury / Internal Revenue Service / Washington, D.C.," and the signatures of IRS officials higher up the chain.

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/...

(Please note the credible source.)

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913849 May 29, 2013
Check out Fresh Air with Terry Gross on your NPR station and donate to become a member.'TODAY: The use and abuse of OxyContin. Initially hailed as a non-addictive drug for treating chronic pain, it was soon picked up on the street and widely abused. Terry talks with New York Times reporter BARRY MEIER about his new e-book A WORLD OF HURT: FIXING PAIN MEDICINE'S BIGGEST MISTAKE and about the thin gray line of demarcation between the painkiller's benefits for patients and its abuse by addicts.'
http://www.freshair.com/

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#913851 May 29, 2013
Patriot wrote:
FYI AMERICA
An Illinois community is rallying around a teacher who is reportedly up against disciplinary action for informing his students of their rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment before the high-schoolers answered a survey regarding their personal behavior.
http://intellihub.com/2013/05/29/teacher-faci...
This is an amazing story in itself. I wonder who wrote the template for the survey. He is one teacher that is not a communist in Illinois. He was teaching the Constitution, and it wasn't in Chicago city proper.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913852 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You're getting worse. Congress declares war; the President conducts it as he sees fit. That's the separation of powers in the U S Constitution.
You're just determined to be doggedly biased in spite of proving your bias beyond any doubt. Aren't you?

Either that or you're painfully slow on the uptake.

But your bias is clearly clouding your ability to think and reason and this discussion has become pointless.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913853 May 29, 2013
California voted overwhelmingly for Obama.

'Californians are just smarter consumers than the rest of the US...'- John Galt
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913854 May 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>they are doing the same thing in the car industry, sub-prime car loans -that is why car sales are the highest in 8 years. I see the ads all the time, no credit check, no down payment-sign your name.
lol, that sh!t has been going on for 30 years, you been in a coma?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913855 May 29, 2013
TSM wrote:
Liberals/Democrats would agree Obama waged an Unconstitutional War against Libya and should be charge with War Crimes….Right!! if not, why Not?
Go back to you Stephen King novel.'Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared' "For 20 years, Stephen King has had an image stuck in his head: It's a boy in a wheelchair flying a kite on a beach. "It wanted to be a story, but it wasn't a story," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. But little by little, the story took shape around the image — and focused on an amusement park called "Joyland" located just a little farther down the beach.

King's new thriller is set in North Carolina in 1973. Joyland has a horror house and a torture chamber, but it's not exactly a horror novel. The park's fun house may be haunted by a ghost — which may explain the dead bodies — but the book isn't exactly a supernatural thriller, either. Instead, the book combines elements of crime, horror and the supernatural. The main character is a college student who aspires to write for The New Yorker. After his heart is broken by his girlfriend, he wants to get away from New England and takes a job in North Carolina, at the Joyland amusement park, where he enters a different world." http://www.npr.org/

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#913856 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Check out Fresh Air with Terry Gross on your NPR station and donate to become a member.'TODAY: The use and abuse of OxyContin. Initially hailed as a non-addictive drug for treating chronic pain, it was soon picked up on the street and widely abused. Terry talks with New York Times reporter BARRY MEIER about his new e-book A WORLD OF HURT: FIXING PAIN MEDICINE'S BIGGEST MISTAKE and about the thin gray line of demarcation between the painkiller's benefits for patients and its abuse by addicts.'
http://www.freshair.com/
Communist China does the same thing: addicts their people to heroin so they will go along like sheep and never question the government. This Oxy mess started with Clinton and O'bama is fulfilling the dream of completely drugging up the American people, so they don't question anything--Communism O'bama's ACA.
Take a pill, give us your guns, get on the train...you are going on vacation...democrats will abide.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#913857 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Getting back to the more serious and pressing issues at hand...
New evidence in the IRS scandal:
Letters show IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups.
Among the letters were several that bore return IRS addresses other than Cincinnati, including "Department of the Treasury / Internal Revenue Service / Washington, D.C.," and the signatures of IRS officials higher up the chain.
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/...
(Please note the credible source.)
Wake up byytch!

No one cares about you weasels and the Irs.

Have you ever seen a Republican?

Ohhhhhhhhhh these greedy low down pustules of disgust in our nation.

They say "we cant afford it"

GD shelters from a tornado in elementary schools in red infested Republican Oklahoma!

CHILDREN DIED AT SCHOOL.

But these same imbeciles dropped over a $TRILLION in Iraq!

They put the USA on a track to spend over $4 billion a week on foreign wars! PER WEEK.

"We cant afford it" <---- dumbssshhhhttttt Republicans!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913858 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Getting back to the more serious and pressing issues at hand...
New evidence in the IRS scandal:
Letters show IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups.
Among the letters were several that bore return IRS addresses other than Cincinnati, including "Department of the Treasury / Internal Revenue Service / Washington, D.C.," and the signatures of IRS officials higher up the chain.
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/...
(Please note the credible source.)
That's what ' IRS higher -ups' are supposed to do,that is request information from IRS agent's investigations of suspicious groups who may be attempting to cheat the government . It would be irresponsible if the IRS 'higher-ups' had not asked for more information.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913859 May 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Communist China does the same thing: addicts their people to heroin so they will go along like sheep and never question the government. This Oxy mess started with Clinton and O'bama is fulfilling the dream of completely drugging up the American people, so they don't question anything--Communism O'bama's ACA.
Take a pill, give us your guns, get on the train...you are going on vacation...democrats will abide.
You really drank from the conspiracy theorists ' kool-aid. Try thinking for yourself and get off the Oxy habit.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#913860 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.


Poor Jane, yearning for the good old days when banks could discriminate.

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