Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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

#931991 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Utilities with nuclear plants?
Not all energy stocks are gainers some are loosing. Attempting to sort "Green" energy stocks from other stocks.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#931992 Jun 25, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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More of an issue for the Republican Party?
A lot of Libertarians are Independents
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#931993 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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THE PERFECT STORM.
Bush failed through poor decisions. Luck had nothing to do with it. His roller coaster finials accumulated in what I define as the “Perfect Storm”
The storm arrived in February 2008.
Fannie Mae reports a $ 3.55 billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2007.
Collapsing in March 2008 Bear Sterns accepts buy out by J.P. Morgan Chase. Feds put up $30 billion loan for the purchase.
Carlyle Group defaults on a $16.6 billion debt.
Feds free up $200 billion to support Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
April; International Monetary Fund projects a $945 billion loss from the finical crises. G-7 finance minister agrees to institute a new finical regulations.
June; Repossession of home mortgages doubles and accelerating. Hundreds, including 2 Bear Sterns managers are charged with fraud in the subprime mortgage market.
July; Oil hits all time high of $145 per barrel. Gas at $4 a gallon.
Mortgage lender IndyMac collapses. Freddie Mac and Fannie May spiraling down. Bush announces not to worry, have faith.. Feds guarantee the debts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
U.S. Secretary of The Treasury Hank Paulson quote “ The global economy is more sound; it is as strong as I’ve seen it in my business career”
September; U.S. Government seizes control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
On the 17th second oldest investment bank, Lehman Brothers declares bankruptcy. Merrill Lynch is bought out by Bank Of America. Feds bail out AIG Insurance for $85billion
White House through Hank Paulson request $700 billion {no strings attached} bailout plan, for banks and free up some credit.
Last two standing investment banks, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are forced to convert to holding companies. This allows them to have direct access to Feds discount window for loans.
September 26; Feds seizes Washington Mutual in America’s largest ever U.S. Bank failure.
September 29; Republican led House rejects presidents Bush’s request of $700 billion bailout.
Wachovia Bank collapsing; negotiations with Citigroup for take over.
Bailout clears the House of Representatives and Bush immediately signs into law.
October 6 to the 10th; Dow drops a record 2,031 points. Weekly loss of 19.67%!
November 4,2008 Obama elected as the economy shrinks by 9% to become the Great Recession. Only the Great Depression was greater in all of U.S. History.
Consider when Bush entered the White House with a budget surplus, a prosperous economy, and a strong middle class. Eight years later leaves the economy, stock markets and the budget, in utter chaos !
Presidential ranking puts Bush slightly ahead of Herbert Hoover. Which is the lowest end of the ranking system.
majority here can see you are simply taking excerpts from the high points of the rollercoaster ride that the Bush administration provided for the USA from 2000 to 2008.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#931994 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Obama climate adviser cheers escalation of War on Coal: http://bit.ly/11XXuI1 But isn't Colo a coal state?
Equities indices have only gone up since the speech. I'd stop listening to whomever's been advising you.
LNC Llin

United States

#931995 Jun 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So exactly how does Obamacare stop you from treating whatever it is that you have?
Republicans opposes Social Security in 1935.
They seem to be running out of voters so putting up the scare tactics on Obamacare
LOL
LNC Llin

United States

#931996 Jun 25, 2013
Republicans opposed Social Security in 1935.
They seem to be running out of voters so putting up the scare tactics on Obamacare
LOL
Whatever

Gering, NE

#931997 Jun 25, 2013
Shorter from Obama speech.

Coal bad
continue Keystone
continue fracking
WOW

Bronx, NY

#931998 Jun 25, 2013
eighty-five percent of the population is made up of ignorant, unlearned and uncivilized people who need to be led (mostly churchgoers). This eighty-five percent are believed to have no "knowledge of self". Ten percent of the population have some knowledge of self [i.e. the real truth], however, they use this knowledge to wield control over the eighty-five percent vs. "liberating" them [most baptist preachers, including Rev. Jesse Jackson are believed to be in this category]. Lastly, he considered the remaining five percent to be those who thought/believed like himself and his followers. The "poor, righteous teachers", the ones who do possess knowledge of themselves, their origins, and the way the world system really is -- and additionally, the way in which the new world order will come about. Their job/mission is to educate the eighty-five percent to what this hidden or veiled knowledge really is.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#931999 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Of course.
Those on the left believe that the energy needs of the country can be provided without nuclear energy or fossil fuels. They say it here every day.
All we need is enough government spending on unspecified and unidentified alternative energy sources.
Watch for the documentary: Pandora's Promise.
LNC Llin

United States

#932000 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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A lot of Libertarians are Independents
Does this help the Republican Party?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#932001 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Equities indices have only gone up since the speech. I'd stop listening to whomever's been advising you.
These are not all energy based companies-your point?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#932002 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Still looking for those tanking energy stocks you mentioned earlier. Can't seem to find it but I see that Exelon is up 1.34%, Entergy up 1.78%, FP&L up .98%, Duke up 1.01%...
Who told you they were tanking?
They were going down earlier in anticipation of Obama's speech but started going up when they realized he gave them two years before anything happens. With luck Congress will have reined in the EPA by then.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#932003 Jun 25, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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Does this help the Republican Party?
Independents are important to both parties.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#932004 Jun 25, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have anything. I am one of the 20% of Americans that do not take pharma. No illegal drugs. No over the counter drugs and I don't drink alcholol. There is the problem. I am a minority and soon will be demanding my minority status against O'bama care. Want to help? you seen to know all about 'minority' rights. Isn't that what liberalism is based on?
.IF” you are interested in how Obamacare will affect you, there is a book at Amazon .com that explains it all in layman’s terms. On the number one list for sales.“Not to mention the various WhiteHouse.gov sites that can direct you to your concerns on Obamacare.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#932005 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obamacare places no restrictions on your medical care (at least not yet) as long as you are willing to pay cash for treatment after paying forced premiums for Obamacare.
That's one of the more confusing things about "conservatives", they think its socialism if they have to dig into their own wallets instead of mine.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#932006 Jun 25, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
Republicans opposed Social Security in 1935.
They seem to be running out of voters so putting up the scare tactics on Obamacare
LOL
Strange, in the Town Halls the older voter was very vocal.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#932007 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Utilities with nuclear plants?
They're what came to mind. Know any majors that don't have a stake in nuclear?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#932008 Jun 25, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> They were going down earlier in anticipation of Obama's speech but started going up when they realized he gave them two years before anything happens. With luck Congress will have reined in the EPA by then.
Stocks can change quickly.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932009 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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That's one of the more confusing things about "conservatives", they think its socialism if they have to dig into their own wallets instead of mine.
You miss the point that Galt wants to negotiate coverage with an insurance provider without the government dictating the elements of that coverage.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#932010 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Reading the stock charts at that time.
It is kind of like yesterday when you stated the DOW was doing great and then it tanked in the last two hours.
Things change fast
Uhhh, the charts are still there ya know right? I don't see any activity that pivots around 2 PM and every energy stock I've looked at since the speech is up.

I'm not so sure that's what I said yesterday.

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