Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1440943 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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Indianapolis, IN

#932643 Jun 26, 2013
In his dissent in the Defense of Marriage Act case today, Justice Scalia wrote:“We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this democratically adopted legislation.”

Justice Roberts wrote in his concurrence:“I agree with Justice Scalia that this Court lacks jurisdiction to review the decisions of the courts below… I also agree with Justice Scalia that Congress acted constitutionally in passing the Defense of Marriage Act.”

Yet that reasoning didn’t stop Justices Roberts and Scalia from striking down the centerpiece of the Voting Rights Act yesterday, a hugely important civil rights law that has been passed by Congress five times with overwhelming bipartisan approval. Why didn’t the court defer to Congress on the VRA, which has a far more robust Congressional history/mandate than DOMA? And how did Roberts and Scalia reach such contradictory conclusions in the different cases?

It doesn’t seem like the Chief Justice has a very sound grasp of the Constitution when it comes to the VRA. Richard Posner, an esteemed conservative legal theorist at the University of Chicago and a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, wrote in Slate that Roberts struck down Section 4 of the VRA for violating the “fundamental principle of equal sovereignty,” which, as Posner writes “is a principle of constitutional law of which I had never heard—for the excellent reason that…there is no such principle…The opinion rests on air.” The extensive record developed by Congress, most recently in 2006, Posner writes,“should have been the end of this case.”

Read more: The Supreme Court's Constitutional Hypocrisy | The Nation


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#932644 Jun 26, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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It should cost billions more in reparations for all the years they cheated us.
Good Grief!!!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#932645 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Because Bush didn't lie about them dying at the hands of terrorists just to win an election - and his Secretary of State didn't remove security and then ignore their repeated requests for help.
That's why - you liberal loon!
Sure. Bush's idea of security led to the attacks on the WTC,(2600 dead) and the Pentagon (125 dead).

You call Obama a failure for the loss of four lives in a foreign nation.

Bush was a far greater failure, as he failed to prevent devastating attacks on the homeland.

It would appear that failure to protect America is a far more serious sin than a small attack in a foreign nation - not even at our embassy.

The real question, which you nitwits miss completely, is why was our Ambassador in Benghazi without his typical security team??

The answer to that is Top Secret, so you nitwits can flap your gums all you want.

Indianapolis, IN

#932647 Jun 26, 2013
Antonin Scalia Is Angry. Again.

His prediction from ten years ago has come true, and now he charges that the Court's liberals are just as hypocritical as he is.

.... this is a guy who, in a decision delivered just yesterday, helped gut the Voting Rights Act, one of the most important pieces of legislation ever passed by Congress and one that was reauthorized in 2006 by votes of 390-33 in the House and 98-0 in the Senate, yet spends two-thirds of this very dissent arguing that the Supreme Court is a bunch of black-robed tyrants when they invalidate a law passed by Congress. In other words, despite his carefully cultivated reputation as a principled "originalist," the only principle that guides Antonin Scalia is "what he can get away with." For him, it's the outcome that matters. The justification comes after. Is that true of the Court's liberals as well? Maybe. But it's a little rich to make that charge when your own hypocrisy is on such obvious display.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#932648 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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A lot of people knew. You were just too busy being a liberal useful idiot.
You claim to know this plan.

Please share it with us. There is no official Repugnant Health Care Plan in existence, to my knowledge.

Either prove me wrong, or admit you're just lying again, smokey./

Athens, Greece

#932649 Jun 26, 2013
Barrack still prints money like frenzy??
Is he ever going to stop?
I am guessing he will when dollar lost its value at historical levels.
And it will be beyond any repair.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932650 Jun 26, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Link to anything that supports your claim. Anything
You are wrong; look it up.
Would Joe Lieberman's own word be enough for you? I doubt it because you don't want to hear the truth about why the GOP is self-destructing because of their refusal to take a 'Big Tent 'perspective on reviving the party.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#932651 Jun 26, 2013
Obama is on his way to Africa. Too bad he won't stay there.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#932652 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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so is President George Bush still in the tea party republican party?
Missed most of your whining this morning as was at the library.
Unlike nomabas library in Penna, they still have books.
Went to the library yesterday. Since you're writing a book yourself.

Longmont, CO

#932653 Jun 26, 2013

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#932654 Jun 26, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Yes, moron , and why did SCOTUS strike them down? On what basis?
Try looking it up. Could have something to do with civil rights and equality. LOL

Could it be these laws were patently unConstitutional, just like DOMA, which your Party supported??

You offer dumb opinions that are not based in fact. And you ask others to do your research for you!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932656 Jun 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>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."
"Technological advances", meaning that the technology does not presently exist

Scottsbluff, NE

#932657 Jun 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Would Joe Lieberman's own word be enough for you? I doubt it because you don't want to hear the truth about why the GOP is self-destructing because of their refusal to take a 'Big Tent 'perspective on reviving the party.
Still nothing to back-up your claim?

I am more than willing to keep you posting that Lieberman was a Republican.

You are wrong; look it up.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932658 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I don't poke fun, I call you fckn retards for thinking that things like banning gay marriage, banning abortion, increasing border security, escalating the "war" on drugs, increasing our international footprint, restricting trade, etc. represent "less government".
I believe that in the post to which you made this reply was from Carol harping about Planned Parenthood. Y'all want to defund PP NOT because that's the small government approach but because you want the government to impose your religious based "morality". That's not less government, that's MORE government which is fckn STUPID which makes you fckn STUPID.
That clear enough for you?'ve got spittle hanging from your left nostril.

Yes, less government is good while Tenzing government is bad and bigger, Mr. Libertarian.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932659 Jun 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Mike Huckabee on Fox is now peddling single payer option plans ,but he fails to recall that it was republican/independent Joe Lieberman who cast the deciding no vote on keeping single payer in Obamacare. Go Figure!
Huckabee proves once again that fundamentalist Christians are anti-abortion economic liberals.
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#932660 Jun 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Good Grief!!!
So lets me get this straight. Gays deserve & will receive reparations that was denied to blacks? Blacks were oppressed, killed, & denied economic growth &, gays want to rewrite the definition of marriage but, they deserve & will receive billions in reparations & blacks will get nothing. Hilarious I must say!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932661 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Can it survive outside the womb on its own or does it rely completely on the host for its survival.
parasite |&#712;par&#601;&# 716;s&#299;t|
an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense.
Doesn't say anything about it being cute.
No infant can survive outside the womb on its own.

Are you from Mars?

You watch too many Leftist propaganda flicks, Dood.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932662 Jun 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Radar/Camera devices are also very helpful in sending important information on traffic congestion and clear traffic routes available to help speed first responders and emergency vehicles to where they might be needed to medically treat and save lives of accident victims.
Did you find the NSA camera in your neighborhood yet?

And the one in your bathroom?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#932663 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Just quoting James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies, who started the clamor for action to prevent global warming but who wrote in the 1998 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that "the forcings that drive long-term climate change are not known with accuracy sufficient to define future climate change."
Sorry to burst your comfortably-insulated global warming bubble.
I wouldn't be too smug, that was 15 years ago and before the hottest decade on record.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#932664 Jun 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Your article omits to mention that a stricter version of the 1977 CRA was enacted by Bill Clinton in 1995. This renewed and toughened CRA gave federal regulators the authority to severely curtail the activities of a bank if the bank fails to follow this act. The next tightening step occurred in 1999, when Bill Clinton signed into law the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act which further expanded the reach of the CRA. From 1995 to 2004 it is a mere 9 years. A large majority of the subprime loans was granted under APR mortgage terms. That is, a very low interest rate is offered for the first five years of the loan. After these five years, the interest rate is no longer fixed and rises sharply. The inital low interest rate was necessary for the banks to sell enough subprime loans and not get criminalized under the CRA. The house owners usually get in trouble when the interest rate rises and they can no longer afford the loan. Therefore, there was a five-year lag after the introduction of the tightened CRA before the first problems started to appear. Furthermore, new loans were granted over many years, and the remaining four years after subtracting the lag do not appear that long anymore. When the tightened 1995 CRA by Bill Clinton is considered, the notion that the CRA is the root cause of the subprime mortgage crisis no longer appears silly.
Next, the article claims
... that 50% of subprime loans were made by mortgage service companies not subject comprehensive federal supervision and another 30% were made by affiliates of banks or thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations.
Please consider the exact wording. No comprehensive federal supervision. Does this mean that the CRA law still applies and is just not supervised and enforced? What about the banks and thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations? Do they act unlawfully just because of a lack of supervision? Is this the path recommended by the author? First, the text of the CRA applies to all regulated financial institutions - these are banks, insurance companies and their subsidiaries.
Second, please note that no real statistics are provided.
Dumbass, you think all subprime loans are CRA loans.

CRA loans were typical standard type, long term mortgages. Not the ones you described.

A study was done & it showed that the percentage of all failed loans that were CRA was the same as the percentage of all loans that were CRA. If the CRA loans were the problem, then certainly a higher percent would fail.

The Republicans wanted to tear down Glass Stengal & create all these new mortgage capable institutions.. All Clinton did was say that if they are in the mortgage business then they are subject to CRA rules.

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