Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236001 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

#931609 Jun 25, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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faux may be lala land as they misinformed the Romney campaign during the 2012 election
At this point in time your biggest enemy to your Progressive agenda/Obama is the American people.

lily's solution is to call people who disagree traitors. Must be the latest Progressive meme.

Going to jump on the train?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#931611 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
What a difference four years makes. In August of 2004, when he was running for re-election, George Bush turned what had been a nebulous idea encompassing various privatisation and investment ideas into a formal objective, releasing a "fact sheet" detailing his policies that would promote this capitalist utopia known as the "ownership society".
More access and choices in healthcare! More home ownership! More tax relief! It was all about getting the American taxpayers' tax dollars back into their pockets where they belonged so they could buy stuff - because, as Bush explained: "If you own something, you have a vital stake in the future of our country. The more ownership there is in America, the more vitality there is in America, and the more people have a vital stake in the future of this country."
Four years later, millions of Americans are now without healthcare, home foreclosures are skyrocketing, bankruptcy is epidemic and the headlines blare "Nightmare on Wall Street" as the country faces the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The people who were supposed to own a vital stake in America's future by now are lucky if they still own the shirts on their backs.
The ownership society – built on the shoddy foundation of corporate deregulation, unchecked lending, massive deficits and tax cuts during a time of war – has failed.
And its failure is owned by precisely no one.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifam...
conservatives will never own their vote for Bush. if they did, then they'd have to admit that the new guy is better than the old. so we have the carol's of the world trying to tell tall tales so that the failure they voted for, and that they own, was never responsible for his own actions. it was Clinton. it was Congress in 2007. it was, it was, it was....anyone and everyone but the guy they wanted in the WH who screwed the pooch so bad that we now have the perfect POTUS: the guy that right wingers love to hate.
You are not quoting an article from the Guardian but a free comment from a reader. Get it together with your sources

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931612 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Big Government at Your Service
NJ couple facing fine over bird feeder
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 5:54 AM PST Updated: Jun 24, 2013 5:56 AM PST
RAMSEY, N.J.(AP)— A New Jersey couple is facing a fine after neighbors complained that their bird feeder is attracting too many animals.
Alfred and Annette Rockefeller are scheduled to appear in court in Ramsey on Tuesday. They could be fined $250 to $500 for violating an ordinance that prohibits feeding wildlife.
Alfred Rockefeller is disabled. The 77-year-old says feeding birds is one of his joys.
Town environmental specialist Leo Egan tells The Record newspaper the wire wreath-style feeder filled with peanuts is drawing ducks, deer, geese, squirrels, chipmunks and groundhogs to the neighborhood. The animals are damaging neighbors' gardens.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
I thought my father in law was arrested again in Hillary Clinton's home town in Illinois. But NJ evidentally has the same problem.
In Illinois the city of Park Ridge, you can't feed the birds-you can't park a pick up truck EVER on the street-but must purchase a city sticker to park in your own drive or garage-you can't put garbage bags filled with leaves to insulate your house in the winter--even though no one can see them-and you certainly can't have lawn chairs on your front lawn.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#931613 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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You are such an idiot! She is quoting from the same Time article Dupont used.
so if i post this, i'm using an impeccable source?

Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble

As early as 2006, top advisers to Bush dismissed warnings from people inside and outside the White House that housing prices were inflated and that a foreclosure crisis was looming. And when the economy deteriorated, Bush and his team misdiagnosed the reasons and scope of the downturn. As recently as February, for example, Bush was still calling it a "rough patch."

The result was a series of piecemeal policy prescriptions that lagged behind the escalating crisis.

"There is no question we did not recognize the severity of the problems," said Al Hubbard, Bush's former chief economic adviser, who left the White House in December 2007. "Had we, we would have attacked them."

Looking back, Keith Hennessey, Bush's current chief economic adviser, said he and his colleagues had done the best they could "with the information we had at the time." But Hennessey did say he regretted that the administration had not paid more heed to the dangers of easy lending practices.

And both Paulson and his predecessor, John Snow, say the housing push went too far.

"The Bush administration took a lot of pride that home ownership had reached historic highs," Snow said during an interview. "But what we forgot in the process was that it has to be done in the context of people being able to afford their house. We now realize there was a high cost."

For much of the Bush presidency, the White House was preoccupied by terrorism and war; on the economic front, its pressing concerns were cutting taxes and privatizing Social Security, a government retirement and disability benefits program. The housing market was a bright spot: Ever-rising home values kept the economy humming, as owners drew down on their equity to buy consumer goods and pack their children off to college.

Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.

"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...

"president's own policies"

and those would not be Clinton's policies as carol needs us to believe.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#931614 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Right, that too is more accurate although "abortion supporters" is inaccurate.
Why?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#931615 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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From the same article Dupont sited
Bill Clinton
"Among his biggest strokes of free-wheeling capitalism was the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, a cornerstone of Depression-era regulation. He also signed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which exempted credit-default swaps from regulation. In 1995 Clinton loosened housing rules by rewriting the Community Reinvestment Act, which put added pressure on banks to lend in low-income neighborhoods. It is the subject of heated political and scholarly debate whether any of these moves are to blame for our troubles, but they certainly played a role in creating a permissive lending environment.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/ar... #ixzz2XEURoWvl
I know you're relatively new here but it was clear to me that rather than placing ALL the blame on Democrats as Carol would have for the entire history of mankind he correctly points out that Republicans own their share of the blame.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#931616 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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pro-choice respects the wishes of the mother.
anti-choice respects no one. forcing someone to do what you think is best for that person, on the back of a book that HAS NOT been designated as the national guide to proper behavior, smacks of social engineering.
so in that respect, it's been fairly amusing watching conservatives complain about how government is ruling our life's.
Pro-choice respects the wishes of the mother
Pro-life respects the viable infant
frontporchreacti onary

Wilmington, DE

#931617 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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FNS paranoia in full effect already
Why only after a "close examination" does the NYT than think this is justify? This implies go ahead and 4822 conservative groups than justifying the action after the fact.
One easy way to solve this 'problem' is repeal CitizensUnited and end citizens' political action groups from applying for 501(c)(4) status. The I.R.S. won't have to 'close exam' these groups and individual citizens will be given back their private right to donate to political groups that they want to without being pressured by them through 'raise the money' solicitation e-mails and phone call pledge campaigns.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931618 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> China has spent over a trillion dollars to become the clean renewable energy economic super power of this century.
how's that working out. Remember the Olympics over there? the smog was so bad you couldn't even see the event venue. LOL-O'bama said he wants to the President of China. I say let him. O'bama would feel more comfortable with a bunch of communists instead of freedom loving Americans. Ok only half of us are freedom loving-the rest can become ChiComms with their master, O'bama. It appears they will follow and defend him anywhere, no matter what.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#931619 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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So the new euphemism for paying taxes is charitable contribution.
How much of that is genuine stupidity and how much is just contrariness?
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#931620 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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the same old failed meme.
because you see....when your FOX version of the events of the failed Bush years is nowhere to be found in a college textbook, you're just pissing in the wind.
If college textbooks infer that if no change in bringing the ideals of democracy to middle eastern countries, were to occur, then the focus on battling terrorism of the Bush admin was futile...what would current year revisions Have to infer now then?

And just a thought, if anyone is pro-current opotus efforts in continuing them as has been, then one REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY cannot claim the Bush years as having been "failed years".

Unless of course you're just a partisian jackboot...like Duh A Vey (and a few others stuck in a 30 years behind the times "yer a racist" mode).

Peace talks with the Taliban?
Someone read ALL the metrics involved in THAT, the definition of, first please.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#931621 Jun 25, 2013
Raising minimum wage and the effect on youth workers.

In the real world, setting a floor under the price of labor creates winners and losers. Some workers will get a $1.75 raise. Great. But others—typically the least educated and skilled—will be priced out of the job market and their pay won't rise to $9. It will be zero.

University of California at Irvine economist David Neumark has looked at more than 100 major academic studies on the minimum wage, and he says the White House claim of de minimis job losses "grossly misstates the weight of the evidence." About 85% of the studies "find a negative employment effect on low-skilled workers."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#931622 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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pro-choice respects the wishes of the mother.
anti-choice respects no one. forcing someone to do what you think is best for that person, on the back of a book that HAS NOT been designated as the national guide to proper behavior, smacks of social engineering.
so in that respect, it's been fairly amusing watching conservatives complain about how government is ruling our life's.
She's not a mother if she kills the baby.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#931623 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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A study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that Democrats revamping the CRA led to riskier lending by banks.
"There is a clear pattern of increased defaults for loans made by these banks in quarters around the (CRA) exam. Moreover, the effects are larger for loans made within CRA tracts" or predominantly low-income and minority areas.
http://www.nber.org/papers/w18609
This isn't a big secret.
yes, it is a big secret.

because most folks aren't buying that load of crap.

fringe ideas stay in fringe no matter how much the FOX talking heads try to pull it into the 'mainstream'.

and someday someone will need to explain to me how a viewing audience of only 3 million people would even lend it's self to bringing any right wing fantasy into the mainstream. well, beyond the forums that are ruled by FOXbots who are 'performing' under the mistaken idea that someone is actually listening.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#931624 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so if i post this, i'm using an impeccable source?
Get it together and respond to what was posted.

You were dissing Bettie for using the same Time source as DuPont

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#931625 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The video that Obama and Hillary claimed created the anti-Muslim sentiments leading to the attack and the murder of the ambassador. The video they talked about for weeks afterwards even though they knew it was a terrorist attack the night it happened.
But thanks for making my point. A reasonable person would have known about the video and a cover up at the highest levels.
The only point you made was that you mentioned one video among the millions out there and got all superior that I couldn't guess which one out of these massive clues: Obama and Clinton.

I of course know about the video, its all they talked about for about ONE day after the attack. Of course I'm sure Fox is STILL talking about it so the cover-up must still be underway.
LNC Llin

United States

#931626 Jun 25, 2013
Are President G H W Bush and President George W Bush advising President Obama?

The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966. How Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance. The unspoken pact between a father and son named Bush. And the roots of the rivalry between Clinton and Barack Obama.

Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new and revealing lens on the American presidency, exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.
frontporchreacti onary

Wilmington, DE

#931627 Jun 25, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I thought my father in law was arrested again in Hillary Clinton's home town in Illinois. But NJ evidentally has the same problem.
In Illinois the city of Park Ridge, you can't feed the birds-you can't park a pick up truck EVER on the street-but must purchase a city sticker to park in your own drive or garage-you can't put garbage bags filled with leaves to insulate your house in the winter--even though no one can see them-and you certainly can't have lawn chairs on your front lawn.
You think that the affluent Chicago town of Park Ridge with an estimated population of 37,000 is an example of Galt's 'Big Government at your service'? That's like saying miniature poodles are the most vicious attack dogs.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#931628 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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So you're equating the toppling of Saddam's regime, a clear and present threat post 9/11 which 111 Democrats voted to support, and the President and the Secretary of State covering up a terrorist attack on 9/11 to win an election?
Wow.
National security could not have possibly been a reason to lie to us and the rest of the world about a terrorist attack that left four Americans dead.
Obama claiming to have al Qaeda on the run after taking all the credit in bin Laden's death just weeks before an election is a very good reason, however.
Refusing to believe this would make you unreasonable too.
"National security could not have possibly been a reason to lie to us and the rest of the world about a terrorist attack that left four Americans dead."

Right, also probably not enough to swing an election. You ascribe your paranoid motives to any action then in your "reasonable" mind your assumptions become fact.

Yep, that's how "reasonable" works!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931629 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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I agree.
My family has already decided to move to Canada when it gets real bad-no joke.
What is missing is an action group for a sane immigration plan.
-get rid of extended families and limit to spouse and minor children
-get rid of the anchor baby law
-make admittance based on work needs of the country not some pie in the sky "if they come they will hire"
-make those who already applied for citizenship top priority
-create a sane number of applications accepted per year so Immigration can handle it
-get rid of Obama's Stimulus Job Bill stuck in it and as well as other pork
-streamline the whole package making it easily understandable and not full of loopholes
ICE doesn't even like the Immigration bill
it appears that China has now bought the country of Nicaragua. And a canal is going to be built that by- passes the Panama Canal. I believe Central America is going to be the new wave of Capitalism in the world.

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