Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264193 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931467 Jun 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Seems like yesterday... anyway, horse racing is far from dead, it's not even ill.
Secretariat's winning time is still a world record and his winning margin (31 lengths), a Triple Crown record.
Go to a "racino", where the slots are packed and a few horses occasionally circle the track in front of a few spectators.

Horse racing survives only for off-track betting.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931468 Jun 24, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, Ramsey, New Jersey " Big Government" is 6 Council members and 1 Mayor. "Legislative power of the municipality is exercised by six elected council members and an elected mayor." http://www.ramseynj.com/content/55/default.as...
Yeah,right , Galt is a crack pot.:-D
Intrusive government is intrusive government.
TRS

New Britain, CT

#931469 Jun 24, 2013
Topic Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-funded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

He began his first presidential campaign in 2007, defeating Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote. During his second inaugural address on January 21, 2013, Obama called for full equality for gays: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law- for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.

Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. Barack Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court in the first two years of his Presidency. Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by Obama on May 26, 2009, was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, nominated by Obama on May 10, 2010, was confirmed on August 5, 2010, bringing the number of women sitting simultaneously on the Court to three, for the first time in American history.

On January 16, 2013 President Obama outlined a series of sweeping gun control proposals, urging Congress to reintroduce an expired ban on "military-style" assault weapons, impose limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, introduce background checks on all gun sales, pass a ban on possession and sale of armor-piercing bullets, as well as additional measures.

Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931470 Jun 24, 2013
Nostrilis H Waxman wrote:
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little boys Mom's keep them from "the likes" of you, Joe Six Pack.
I think you're more closely related to Joe the Plumber son.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931472 Jun 24, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Your mouf is Everyman's woman.
I don't know what a 'mouf' is but I'm sure you're well acquainted with your son.
TRS

New Britain, CT

#931473 Jun 24, 2013
Notice-Topic Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-funded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

He began his first presidential campaign in 2007, defeating Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote. During his second inaugural address on January 21, 2013, Obama called for full equality for gays: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law- for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.

Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. Barack Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court in the first two years of his Presidency. Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by Obama on May 26, 2009, was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, nominated by Obama on May 10, 2010, was confirmed on August 5, 2010, bringing the number of women sitting simultaneously on the Court to three, for the first time in American history.

On January 16, 2013 President Obama outlined a series of sweeping gun control proposals, urging Congress to reintroduce an expired ban on "military-style" assault weapons, impose limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, introduce background checks on all gun sales, pass a ban on possession and sale of armor-piercing bullets, as well as additional measures.

Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931475 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Again, read and learn.
Wall Street Journal
Democrats like to claim the 1990s were a golden age while the Bush years were disastrous. But Bush inherited a recession, the dot-com bubble had burst in 2000, and the economy was sinking even before the shock of 9/11.
By late 2002, the economy was struggling which is when Bush proposed his second round of tax cuts. The tax rate reductions were immediate and included cuts in capital gains and dividends designed to spur business incentives. AS THE TAX CUTS BECAME LAW IN LATE MAY 2003, THE RECOVERY BEGAN IN EARNEST.
Growth averaged nearly 4% over the next three years, the jobless rate fell from 6.3% in June 2003 to 4.4% in October 2006, and real wages began to grow despite rising food and energy prices. The 2003 tax cut was the high point of Bush economic policy.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1232153277874...
Yes, Bush made some mistakes in spending too. But he did more things right than wrong in the wake of 9/11.
He would probably be doing a better job than this president if given one more term.
lol! You do realize your article counters your claim regarding the housing market right? And you do know they blame bushie boy, right?

Nah, I doubt it. I doubt you read beyond what you were looking for.

Besides, you haven't been that smart on such matters.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931476 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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It was also before the dot-com bubble burst and Bush inheriting that recession and, of course, 9/11.
But at least you didn't blame him for the housing market crisis or the Feds putting the money accelerator to the floor.
The tax cuts spurred the economy after 9/11.
He made some spending mistakes but what president hasn't?
It's very possible Bush could have done a much better job turning things around than this president has done given one more term.
And yet, bushie boy ranks right up there!

After all, he unleashed the hounds of credit!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931477 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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He's just in over his head.
He understood his job description to be: Read the teleprompter with as few embarrassing mistakes as possible, stay in campaign mode, keep blaming Bush, look GQ cool at all times and never stop fundraising.
Son, when your own article contradictions your position, I'd say you're over your head.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931478 Jun 24, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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LOL. Yes, just like F.A. They twist the facts to fit their own perception of reality.
And bettie is a teacher!

It sends chills up and down my spine of the brain washing she does.

What's funnier is, Galt encouraged her to take government money and run.

Talk about ironic! Well, more hypocritical actually.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931479 Jun 24, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Problem is, they are too brainwashed to admit they are wrong.
I just love how F.A. is crediting Obama with Whistle Blower investigations carried out under the Bush administration. She wasn't so accommodating when it came to giving credit to Obama for capturing Bin Laden. Funny how that works.
lol! Sometimes, I just can't post a jab to the back to show how they missed they boat.

I'm too busy laughing.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931480 Jun 24, 2013
leggy wrote:
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Figures are not "nothing", Demo Dummy. Frustration is trying to pound some sense and truth into the concrete like heads of Topix libs/progressives/dems/neo nazis.
Care to refute the figures?
Hmmmm.... then I wonder why cons are so incensed with the debt? But not cheering the accelerated reduction.

They must be better at adding than subtracting.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931481 Jun 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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And fumbled the job badly, as Obama wanted.
Oh right. Condi Rice on 9/11 in August 2001...

they were at 'battle stations.'

Talk about fumbling... and badly.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931482 Jun 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Galt agrees with the leftists that the Republican Party is in serious trouble.
If they cave in on amnesty, their base will stay home and they will lose in 2014.
Why vote for a party that ignores their base?
Actually, why can't the t-p form their own party instead of trying to hijack what doesn't belong to them?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931483 Jun 24, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Right. And the guy running GE sits on the Magic Negro's Jobs Council.
Liberals love the feel of a noose around their necks but only if the hangman is a Democrat.
GLB gave us one of the worse financial disasters in history.

And that's with democrats working with them.
Realtime

Temecula, CA

#931486 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, why can't the t-p form their own party instead of trying to hijack what doesn't belong to them?
Bloomberg for President!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931488 Jun 24, 2013
Realtime wrote:
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Bloomberg for President!
Stop stalking me, you draft-dodging old fart.
LNC Llin

United States

#931489 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Oh right. Condi Rice on 9/11 in August 2001...
they were at 'battle stations.'
Talk about fumbling... and badly.
Republicans like to forget 9/11
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#931490 Jun 24, 2013
Realtime wrote:
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Bloomberg for President!
Fine son.

Does he know?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#931491 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I think you're more closely related to Joe the Plumber son.
...and you're even closer still to Joe Blow.

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