Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#931721 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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She lied and is also grossly incompetent. She DID get the requests for more security in Libya - which has been proven - and she DID deny ever having seen them. That's her friggin' job to see requests for help from an embassy and protect it!
That whole debacle makes me extremely angry.
We STILL have no answers whatsoever as to why this happened and who is responsible. This president ALWAYS promises answers but NEVER delivers.
You lie when you can't force the truth to support you. You should learn that you can not bully all the people all the time into accepting your lies.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931722 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Illinois is no longer the "Land of Lincoln", now its the "Land Where Obama Launched His Political Career Therefore it is Dead to us"
They just haven't been able to fit it onto the license plates yet.
This is how stupid hyperpartisanship is.
I have laughed at Illinois all my life being to the north of the state. The only time I didn't laugh is the few years I had to spend there. Once you live in Illinois you understand how screwed up it is. Now I am laughing at them again. No more dodging bullets.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#931723 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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How do you propose to "repeal" a Supreme Court decision?
Congress has that authority. Read your Constitution.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#931724 Jun 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Correction: you don't *HAVE* a mind.
Oh no son. I was right. You're wrong.

Nothing unusual there.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931725 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Illinois is no longer the "Land of Lincoln", now its the "Land Where Obama Launched His Political Career Therefore it is Dead to us"
They just haven't been able to fit it onto the license plates yet.
This is how stupid hyperpartisanship is.
O'bama launched his political career at Harvard, didn't he?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#931726 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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There is no reason why Illinois should not have a healthy economy, except for the City of Chicago sucking the state dry.
Park Ridge hasn't been sucked too dry by the rest of Chicago. Park Ridge is one of the most affluent towns in Illinois.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931727 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> So, Galt is considering anarchism as the best option. You do know that Big Corporations and large too-big-to-fail Wall Street Banks will have to be broken down too. The conservative Chicago School of laissez-faire Economics led by Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek once proposed a socialist solution to the too-big-to-fail dilemma of faulty big banks and corporations--nationalize them and protect the rest of the free market for the other independent smaller businesses competing fairly within the law.
No bank or other business is "too big to fail", so everything else in your post is meaningless.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931728 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>So, Mitt Romney was an 'abortion supporter', but denied it. Does that make Romney a liar?
Who cares?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931729 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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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.
You really are out of the loop to claim to be reasonable.

Obama spoke in front of the United Nations TWO WEEKS after the attack still blaming the video. Even Hillary and Panetta admitted a week earlier it was a terrorist attack.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931730 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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There is no reason why Illinois should not have a healthy economy, except for the City of Chicago sucking the state dry.
Bingo! and since it is a haven city-more tax payer will be leaving, and Karen Lewis calling for white people to leave--so to speak.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#931731 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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If its "about the economy" why has the House been wasting time on an abortion bill that has zero chance in the Senate or for POTUS signature?
I know why. They're using my tax dollars to fund their 2014 campaigns.
What are they gonna tell their constituents? Put me back in office because I did nothing?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#931732 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The other day, 401k's possibly being in jeopardy was mentioned.
It's going to hit most of us where it really hurts if that happens.
I thought I saw Homer digging a hole in his back yard yesterday!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#931733 Jun 25, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I have laughed at Illinois all my life being to the north of the state. The only time I didn't laugh is the few years I had to spend there. Once you live in Illinois you understand how screwed up it is. Now I am laughing at them again. No more dodging bullets.
"Park Ridge is an affluent Chicago suburb with a population at the 2010 census of 37,480 residents.[1] It is located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of downtown Chicago. It is close to O'Hare International Airport, major expressways, and rail transportation. It is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area, bordering two northwestern neighborhoods of Chicago's Far North Side (Edison Park and Norwood Park)."..."Park Ridge's most recognizable landmark is the Pickwick Theatre, an Art Deco building dating back to 1928. It is a movie theater and a venue for plays and concerts. In 1975, the theater was named to the National Register of Historic Places."... "The uptown area is currently under development. There are new buildings, condominiums and stores located across from the Park Ridge Public Library." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Ridge,_Illi...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931734 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Park Ridge hasn't been sucked too dry by the rest of Chicago. Park Ridge is one of the most affluent towns in Illinois.
Park Ridge has some of the highest property taxes. Why should that town have to pay for Chicago?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931735 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Congress has that authority. Read your Constitution.
Only by amending the Constitution, which Congress cannot do on its own.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#931736 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
lol! From your article son...

And you should read the rest of the list.

From the start, Bush embraced a governing philosophy of deregulation. That trickled down to federal oversight agencies, which in turn eased off on banks and mortgage brokers. Bush did push early on for tighter controls over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but he failed to move Congress. After the Enron scandal, Bush backed and signed the aggressively regulatory Sarbanes-Oxley Act. But SEC head William Donaldson tried to boost regulation of mutual and hedge funds, he was blocked by Bush's advisers at the White House as well as other powerful Republicans and quit. Plus, let's face it, the meltdown happened on Bush's watch.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#931737 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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No bank or other business is "too big to fail", so everything else in your post is meaningless.
So, Galt is now saying that Bush43 's Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was wrong.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931738 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Park Ridge hasn't been sucked too dry by the rest of Chicago. Park Ridge is one of the most affluent towns in Illinois.
Galt understands that regulations such as those passed by Park Ridge and other affluent suburbs are designed to keep out undesirable elements of society. Similar bans on on-street overnight parking allow the police to identify those who do not belong in the neighborhood, if you get the drift.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#931739 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Actually, no, it didn't. If you had read the entire article, you would have read the cause for the housing market collapse:
"...From homebuyers who put nothing down for a loan, to a White House that bragged about record home ownership, to the Democrats who promoted and protected Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."
Democrats bragged about home ownership after forcing banks to give loans to "unqualified" buyers in an overpriced housing market by "promoting and protecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac".
Bush bragged about home ownership by helping "qualified" buyers with a down payment.
I clearly pointed out Bush made mistakes too.
But the Federal Reserve is also to blame by "pushing the monetary accelerator to the floor...even as the tax cuts were passing and the economy took off, Greenspan cut the fed funds rate to 1% and kept it there for a year."
Wall Street was more than happy to be a part of it.
But you conveniently overlooked the part about "Democrats promoting and protecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac". And you conveniently overlooked the part about the "economy taking off after the Bush tax cuts".
So, basically, you are wrong.
You're talking in terms of your opinions son.

I have no doubt you believe them. By definition, that's what opinions are and not facts.

As a teacher, I thought you'd know that. Clearly you don't... or you refuse to believe the real world.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931740 Jun 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The developing fetus is not a human being until it's born.
Well, you and Obama are two peas in a pod. He even went so far as to deny medical attention to born alive babies because it would risk defining all babies being aborted as human beings.

You must be such a proud pea.

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