Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1521952 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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Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#932494 Jun 26, 2013
Red State Sucker wrote:
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You seem pretty awed by a fact based world.
Let's just do a "fact-based" test, shall we?

1. Under which presidents was the CRA created and expanded?
2. Are there more democrats including blacks and Hispanics in California or more republicans?
3. Do all democrats condone abortion?
4. Which party's leadership started more wars since the 1900s?

If you answered:
1. Carter and Clinton.
2. More democrats in California.
3. No.
4. The Democratic Party.

Then you passed.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#932496 Jun 26, 2013
Community Reinvestment Act had nothing to do with subprime crisis

Fresh off the false and politicized attack on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, today we’re hearing the know-nothings blame the subprime crisis on the Community Reinvestment Act — a 30-year-old law that was actually weakened by the Bush administration just as the worst lending wave began. This is even more ridiculous than blaming Freddie and Fannie.

http://www.businessweek.com/investing/insight...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#932497 Jun 26, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Imagine if instead of a "dim bulb electron" like the Failed Solyndra...a "Right direction" had been chosen instead---and aid had been directed towards continuing(!!!) upgrades in improving known effeciant and affordable energy production.
Would've looked great in the History books-electronic ones too!!!
That's what solar is... a newer technology.

Aid is already given to oil drillers.

But it's not a topic cons like to discuss.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#932498 Jun 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>No one is dying. We are all alive and well. O'bama hasn't killed us yet. He wants to--but that isn't working out too well.
Funny how bushie boy actually did succeed in killing Americans...

... just by doing nothing.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#932499 Jun 26, 2013
It has lately become fashionable for conservative pundits (Larry Kudlow, George Will) and disgruntled ex-bankers (Vernon Hill, for example, in his March 7 American Banker editorial) to blame the current credit crisis on the Community Reinvestment Act. This is patent nonsense. The sub-prime debacle has many causes, including greed, lack of and ineffective regulation, failures of risk assessment and management, and misplaced optimism. But CRA is not to blame.

First, the timing is all wrong. CRA was enacted in 1977, its companion disclosure statute, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) in 1975. While many of us warned against bad subprime lending before the turn of the millennium, the massive breakdown of underwriting and extension of risky products far down the income scale-without bothering to even check on income-was primarily a post-2003 phenomenon. To blame a statute enacted in 1977 for something that happened 25 years later takes a fair amount of chutzpah.

http://www.newamerica.net/blog/asset-building...
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#932500 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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That's like saying Bush kicked you in shin after Carter and Clinton put you in the hospital on life support.
No, blaming Clinton because the bad loans happen while he was president is like saying," I used my car for 5yrs &, you used it 1 day for 3hrs,& it broke down while in your possession. That's like me saying that's your fault!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#932501 Jun 26, 2013
For every 1 job the Obama administration has created, 75 people went on food stamps.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#932502 Jun 26, 2013
To all of you still against same-sex marriage (including that dumb dickhead up in NJ)...

YOU DON'T MATTER!! LOL!!

Next: we repeal amendment 2 in Florida.

buh-bye now!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#932503 Jun 26, 2013
Coming to a guard rail near you. A radar/camera device that is fitted into a section of guard rail. The device is turned on when a motion detector senses a speeding vehicle. As the vehicle passes by the camera takes a picture of the offending vehicle and sends it, along with the speed, to a policeman waiting further down the road. A cousin of the red light cameras look for these to appear on all major interstates and highways. Betting in the near future they will cut out the police and just send the owner of the vehicle a ticket in the mail.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#932504 Jun 26, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Now if some REAL leadership w/right direction and implemented means to do so were in place (rather than half rotten apple barrels before broken back mule backasswardness) that's an area that could be tweaked somewhat.
Via some ROI from those who are solely (being a key word) perpetually and continually living via fweeriding off of other peoples tax dollars anyway.
Fortunately for the US, we didn't elect Romney, so from one perspective we dodge a lack of leadership bullet.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#932505 Jun 26, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> GlObal warning/Climate change go hand & hand. I don't need scientist nor a govt big wig to tell me that something is effecting the weather severely. I live in New Jersey. Just by demographic, New Jersey is not known for extreme weather. In a years time, we had an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, & an unspecified storm that was widespread like a hurricane but, left a path like a tornado. I see climate change with my own 2 eyes. Global warming is the cause, climate change if the effect. Republicans will do anything for consumption of money &, lying/ignoring Global warming is no exception! Just as sure as cutting down too many trees has an effect on this planet, so does taking too much oil from the earths core & burning into the heavens with no exhaust.
Nothing can be done to stop climate change. Now go marry your partner and be happy.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#932506 Jun 26, 2013
El Nino, La Nina, 'unlikely to make appearance in 2013'
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#932508 Jun 26, 2013
flack wrote:
El Nino, La Nina,'unlikely to make appearance in 2013'
Now this is the kind of stuff you should stick with not gas prices, electricity bills, stock market predictions.

Harry Callahan: A man's GOT to know his limitations.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#932509 Jun 26, 2013
Ten Thousandth near-Earth object unearthed in space
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#932510 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The pre-existing conditions part would have been an acceptable democratic contribution to the republicans no-nonsense, common sense and rational solutions in lowering the costs of health care.
But democrats aren't interested in no-nonsense, common sense and rational solutions that lower the cost of anything.
lol! republicans had a plan?

wow.

I guess they just never told anyone.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#932511 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's just do a "fact-based" test, shall we?
1. Under which presidents was the CRA created and expanded?
2. Are there more democrats including blacks and Hispanics in California or more republicans?
3. Do all democrats condone abortion?
4. Which party's leadership started more wars since the 1900s?
If you answered:
1. Carter and Clinton.
2. More democrats in California.
3. No.
4. The Democratic Party.
Then you passed.
lol! You finally got it right about CRA being created under Carter, son.

Good for you! hooray!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#932512 Jun 26, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
For every 1 job the Obama administration has created, 75 people went on food stamps.
And the other 74? Romney promised the opportunity to get the one job.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#932513 Jun 26, 2013
flack wrote:
El Nino, La Nina,'unlikely to make appearance in 2013'
Really? So you're claiming 'neutral' weather?

wow.

that's a new one.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932514 Jun 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Here's an idea.
Obama should persuade his Communist buddies to live with the same environmental restrictions as American power producers.
Seems fair.
Hey clueless Galt,that's exactly what President Barack Obama has called for. "We limit the amount of toxic chemicals like mercury and sulfur and arsenic in our air or our water, but power plants can still dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air for free. That's not right, that's not safe, and it needs to stop," Obama said in a speech at Georgetown University. He said technological advances can help reduce pollution by capturing and storing carbon so it's not emitted into the air.

Obama said the United States can't go it alone. "I'm calling for an end of public financing for new coal plants overseas — unless they deploy carbon-capture technologies.... I urge other countries to join this effort," he said, adding that his administration will launch talks to help other countries build a low-carbon economy."
http://www.usatoday.com/news/
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#932515 Jun 26, 2013
Market up, dollar up, gold down. This is not what Flack and Galt were predicting. Has the world gone mad?

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