Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459870 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#934315 Jun 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Aren't you the nitwit who claims to do research?? What happened??
"Why Obama should run on the success of the stimulus
Everything you think you know about it is wrong: stimulus saved the US economy, and only Republicans stopped it working better.
"Over the next week, as Republicans gather for their national convention in Tampa, Florida, we can rest assured that the Obama epithet game will be in full effect. He's a tax-and-spender; he's an inveterate expander of federal power; he's weakened America in the world; he was born in Kenya and might be a Muslim (well, you'll only hear that if Republicans pull an Akin). What they likely won't hear is the truth about why the US economy remains in mediocre shape, and who is to blame for this distressing situation.
For that, most Americans would be wise to simply turn off the TV and pick up a copy of Michael Grunwald's exceptional new book, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. Grunwald, a correspondent for Time magazine, has written what is likely the single best book to date on the inner workings of the Obama presidency and the $800bn stimulus measure (or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) that Grunwald persuasively argues is Obama's greatest political achievement.
That conclusion may seem odd to the casual observer of US politics. In the more than three years since it passed, the stimulus has been tagged as a boondoggle that exploded the debt and did precious little to turn around the country's economic malaise. It is derided en masse by Republicans and largely ignored by Democrats.
But, in exhaustive detail, Grunwald points out how everything you think you know about the stimulus is wrong. While the Recovery Act created 2.5 million jobs, stopped the country's economic hemorrhaging and launched a weak recovery, its long-term, transformative impact is the real story.
According to Grunwald, the stimulus measure was "the biggest and most transformative energy bill in history", and "the biggest and most transformative education reform bill since the Great Society". It was also a "transformative healthcare bill", the "biggest foray into industrial policy since FDR", the "biggest expansion of antipoverty initiatives since Lyndon Johnson", and – ironically, for a president oft-accused of raising taxes – the "biggest middle-class tax cut since Reagan". It rebuilt bridges and paved roads; weatherized and retrofitted homes; and spurred the move toward high-speed rail."
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While Carol remains O'Reilly's parrot.
Why's she not parroting his immigration bill support!! LOL
Copy-n-Pasting garbage with no links or assigning of an author is something that kids do.

Are you ashamed of the author or source?

What are you hiding, Mr. Propaganda?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#934316 Jun 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Shovel ready jobs...lmao! Even he laughed at you stupid sheep over that line.
'Shovel ready jobs', you sound like a parrot. Come on you are better than this. I still have hope for you.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#934317 Jun 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Her only fault was in believing the fake intel provided to the Senate by Cheney. And the lies Bush told at the State of the Union.
The President and Vice President lied their asses off about Saddam and Iraq.
Paste all you want. The Iraq War was Bush's debacle, no one else is held accountable by the American People.
Bush still has arrest warrants awaiting him in many foreign capitals.
Yet you continue your stupid defense.
They were briefed directly by CIA

Only looney Progressives still clinging to this narrative. I don't think this one is going to make it out of the Echo Chamber.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#934318 Jun 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I said "and foodstamps".
Unemployment and foodstamps pays 40 - 60K per year?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#934319 Jun 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>The Mayor of Bethlehem ,Pennsylvania relished the news of the old steel town's revival. "After lying dormant for more than a decade, Pennsylvania’s Bethlehem Steel complex is poised for rebirth with a new public space at its core. Once the second-largest producer of steel in the United States, the plant and its iconic blast furnaces will become the backdrop for a 4.5-acre arts cultural campus that is expected to draw 750,000 visitors to the Lehigh Valley each year. Called SteelStacks, the project is a result of years of planning by local group ArtsQuest and public broadcaster PBS 39 following the plant’s closure in 1995 and its partial conversion into the Sands Casino, open last year."
http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp
Just a few days ago you were crying about the casino. What kind of dope are you smoking today?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#934320 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Wherever! Why not the big city with all the available unemployed youth, bike lanes, car share programs, Broadway show tunes, etc?
We're just simple country folk I suppose.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#934321 Jun 28, 2013
Dont Delete wrote:
ok, so Obama s-u-c-k-s.........why are you people spending time on 800,000 posts that are going in a circle? Do people in CA & PA have jobs or are you at your work computer?
and whose business is it of your what we do?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#934322 Jun 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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At 40k will you guys train on how to get medicare?
No you get health insurance, 401k, life insurance, dental, plus we sing happy birthday to you on your birthday.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#934323 Jun 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Maybe you racists should be reaching out to minorities.
Stop it, we were discussing avenues/opportunities for the inner cities. Basically the Democrats albeit with no help from Republicans have just been spinning their wheels the last 50 years. I merely suggesting it would be a great opportunity for Republicans to step in with all the great ideas they have and in the process win more voters.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#934324 Jun 28, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> and whose business is it of your what we do?
Flaaaack! Good news buddy! Market down 60 pts. today. I know it's not great but better than the last few days eh?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#934325 Jun 28, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> and whose business is it of your what we do?
Amen brother. You tell him/her Flack.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#934326 Jun 28, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Jesus, when speaking about azzholes like Yeah, said " This, too, shall pass".
You pass one helluva lot, Dood.
.. and the little electron continues to struggle to stay lit.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#934327 Jun 28, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> And what's even more scary is, Sarah Palin was a few percentage point from successfully becoming the VP &, a John McCain cancer relapse from becoming the president! Now that was truly scary, not determining by a persons education there motives behind voting. Didn't Obama win amongst college kids?
Always arguing the Past for the Present but…Whose say’s college kids are Smart?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#934328 Jun 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry JG Front Porch is right on this one. They took an empty husk of a building and a huge abandoned area and it's basically thriving now. Homer had dinner at one or Emeril's restaurants there.
Not long ago frontporch was crying about the casino there.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#934329 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Prove it, net, not gross.
Galt wants net jobs which is blaming Obama for the 750,000 job loses in February & so on until Obama's plan eded the job losses.

Galt says Obama should have walked in the door & ended all job losses the same freakin day.

Just like every other right whiner posting here.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#934330 Jun 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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More of your word games??
"Under those 1994 accords, Washington agreed to stop allowing Cubans caught at sea to enter the U.S. In 1995 the U.S. government began its "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy that allows anyone who makes it to shore to stay, while those caught at sea are turned back."
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If they make it to FL, they can stay. End of story.
What's so different about Cubans?? Why aren't Mexicans allowed the same status?? They make it into the USA.
America's immigration policies have always been racist and ethnic.
For many years, we resisted allowing those from Eastern or Southern Europe to come here, but allowed northern Europeans to come here at will.
No word games, it just means your racist comment is bs. Cubans are hispanic. Its about numbers, stupid, not origin.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#934331 Jun 28, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> And what's even more scary is, Sarah Palin was a few percentage point from successfully becoming the VP &, a John McCain cancer relapse from becoming the president! Now that was truly scary, not determining by a persons education there motives behind voting. Didn't Obama win amongst college kids?
The inner city ghettos and projects of modern America and Detroit's urban preserves, Chicago and Philadelphia are the breeding ground 'Blue Magnets' of hate-filled low intelligence liberalism, racism, ignorance, intolerance, abortion, America's liberal killing fields of blacks you bigoted idiot.

Ghetto is not a Republican invention you dumbass.... Ghetto is a man made demokratic urban disaster you racist dumbass...

It just bothers people when you NJ raider project ghetto on people when the demoKrats still have you in chains you ignorant idiot.

It's the culture...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#934332 Jun 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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And what does that mean?? Weasel words, that's what.
When she learned Bush lied to the Congress and America, she turned on him - hard.
As she should as a US Senator being lied to by the President.
You no espeaka english? Her "turn" was political.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#934333 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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So, the jobs never happened and the ObamaKare has yet to start.
Dumbass Galt thinks we are still losing 750,000 jobs a month.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#934334 Jun 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>He clearly said if 'they make it here.' If they do they are not deported.
The United States gives migrants from Cuba special treatment that no other group of refugees or immigrants receives.
It begins with the so-called “wet-foot, dry-foot policy” that puts Cubans who reach U.S. soil on a fast track to permanent residency. The government initiated the policy in 1995 as an amendment to the1966 Cuban Adjustment Act that Congress passed when Cold War tensions ran high between the U.S. and the island nation.
Under the amendment, when a Cuban migrant is apprehended in the water between the two countries, he is considered to have “wet feet” and is sent back home. A Cuban who makes it to the U.S. shore, however, can “dry feet” and can qualify for legal permanent resident status and U.S. citizenship.
http://immigration.about.com/od/immigrationla...
"Migrants" from cuba are turned away regularly like every other group. But once here they should be treated like every other illegal...give them licenses, schooling, food, jobs, housing.

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