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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#934225 Jun 28, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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When the choice is between 7th vacation homes for the rich
or
food for the poor
Carol carries water for you know who?
Good Afternoon
Again, your ignorance - willful or otherwise - astonishes me.

Of the top 10 wealthiest in Congress, the majority are Democrats.

How many vacation homes do you suppose Kerry, Feinstein and Rockefeller have? Just to name a few?

You really do need some perspective, LNC. Desperately.

Charities and compassionate people who donate to them do more for the poor than the government could possibly ever do. The government is already too big to keep track of what it's already screwing up.

We've thrown millions upon millions at the War on Poverty since Johnson.

Safety nets will always be in place no matter who holds the power - they've been there under every single administration since being put in place.

You can't help people who either can't be helped or don't want to be helped. It's that plain and simple.

Do the best you can to help as many as you can. That's what I do. That's what we all can do.

The government can provide a safety net - as it should - that's all it can do and all it has done and always will do.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934226 Jun 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>What are you babbling about now? We are discussing Republican solution(s) for providing jobs and opportunity for inner city/poor people.
One major obstacle to most people looking for work is their unwillingness to relocate to where the jobs are. The inner city will not be that place any time in the near future because the costs of operating there are simply too high.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#934227 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
So, if we eliminate all coal-fired power plants and all internal combustion engines and the global temperature trend is unaffected, what is next?
Bah, Homer doesn't believe in Global Warming, that's for scientists and smart people.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934228 Jun 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Jobs was his number 1 priority and he went full steam ahead, healthcare reform was a year later Aunt Batty -
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 February 17, 2009
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act March 23, 2010
So, the jobs never happened and the ObamaKare has yet to start.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#934229 Jun 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>We were discussing an avenue for opportunity and income and this is your solution? No wonder blacks feel as if the Republican party has abandoned them. They have.
So blacks shouldn't start at the bottom like millions of others do?

What are you saying here, Homer?

Obama did not focus on jobs and the economy but Obamacare and why we're even having this discussion.

Low wage earners is a reality for low-skilled workers. Always has.

If you want to talk about increasing minimum wage, I'm all ears, because I believe the cost of living has grown and minimum wages haven't kept up.

But without employers willing to hire because of the unknowns of Obamacare, even raising the minimum wage is pointless.

Right?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#934230 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Assumes facts not in evidence. Perhaps Snowden has much more information. Besides, why is Barry too lazy to try? No wheeling or dealing or trading, just a firm unconditional demand for his return. Unless Barry is afraid to have Snowden back where he could testify in court about NSA abuses of civil liberties.
You know as well as I that the Department of Justice is working on getting Snowden back to the United States. The fact that President Obama has placed limits on how far we are willing to go makes common sense. Ecuador needs us. We don't need Ecuador.

And, we certainly don't need Snowden back in the United States. Sure, trying him for espionage, theft of government property, leaking national defense information and revealing classified information about communications intelligence would be ideal but expelling him to Ecuador for the rest of his life is fine with me. At least the tax payers won't be picking up the tab for a lengthy trial and 30+ years of imprisonment.

From everything I have read and heard, we know exactly what information Snowden has in his possession. He has done irreparable damage to our country but the damage has been done. Terrorists now know how to protect themselves from our surveillance programs thanks to traitor Snowden.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934231 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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How could you have possibly read that into my post?
In fact, all Galt suggested was that women were being treated as second-class citizens because abortion clinics are not held to the same standards as other outpatient surgical facilities.
There is no such right, but that's another story.
Yes, U S abortion clinics are held to a higher 'standard' set by the Federal Government.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934232 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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So, the jobs never happened and the ObamaKare has yet to start.
1.7 million jobs since Obama passed the Economic Recovery Act and rising.
Dont Delete

Hampton, VA

#934233 Jun 28, 2013
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?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934234 Jun 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>We were discussing an avenue for opportunity and income and this is your solution? No wonder blacks feel as if the Republican party has abandoned them. They have.
Why not?

The Bethlehem Steel mill is closed.

But Homer could go to the hood and hire new employees.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934235 Jun 28, 2013
MSNBC to hire Rachel Jeantel to replace ratings disaster Al Sharpton.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#934236 Jun 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Missy, "bushie boy" got the same Intel as Senator Weasel Clinton.
Only Senator Weasel left him hanging in the wind just to be popular among all you parrots.
No son. bushie boy gave the intel to everyone else.

Your problem is you still think your opinion overrides reality.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934237 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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One major obstacle to most people looking for work is their unwillingness to relocate to where the jobs are. The inner city will not be that place any time in the near future because the costs of operating there are simply too high.
That's where Galt is wrong. As gas prices rise, commuter transportation to and from the suburbs becomes more expensive and companies and their younger, more mobile-friendly work force are moving back to complete cities that provide a variety of less-expensive mas transit options, bus, train, bike and car share, etc., affordable mixed-use housing,commercial buildings, entertainment, and pleasure.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934238 Jun 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You know as well as I that the Department of Justice is working on getting Snowden back to the United States. The fact that President Obama has placed limits on how far we are willing to go makes common sense. Ecuador needs us. We don't need Ecuador.
And, we certainly don't need Snowden back in the United States. Sure, trying him for espionage, theft of government property, leaking national defense information and revealing classified information about communications intelligence would be ideal but expelling him to Ecuador for the rest of his life is fine with me. At least the tax payers won't be picking up the tab for a lengthy trial and 30+ years of imprisonment.
From everything I have read and heard, we know exactly what information Snowden has in his possession. He has done irreparable damage to our country but the damage has been done. Terrorists now know how to protect themselves from our surveillance programs thanks to traitor Snowden.
Sounds like a plan to encourage more Snowdens.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#934239 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Truthiness Is Out There
OK, this is awesome. Dylan Byers at Politico gets Erick son of Erick to respond to my observation that, although he rants about the rising prices of milk and bread — which somehow has something to do with pundits riding the Acela — the truth is that milk and bread prices have been flat for about five years, and in particular have gone nowhere despite all that money the Fed has printed. And Erickson’s response is, hey, it isn’t true, but people feel that it’s true:
Not everything is academic or chartable and sometimes the accuracy of the chart isn’t as real to people as the perception they have that their grocery store bills are getting more expensive though their shopping habits haven’t changed.

Seriously, Paul’s point is correct, but it is an issue of perception of people versus the reality of his chart. He can certainly go tell people milk prices haven’t gone up, but good luck getting them to believe him.
Notice, by the way, the implication that I don’t appreciate the problems real people (who don’t eat quiche or ride the Acela) are facing; actually, I do, but those problems are lack of jobs and stagnant wages, not rising prices. And if you want to solve problems, getting the nature of those problems right matters.
But then, only elitists want to solve problems; true men of the people just vent, and what matters is perception, not truth.
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/28/t...
new FOX motto: Perception, not truth.
oh wait. that's the old FOX motto.
"...the truth is that milk and bread prices have been flat for about five years,..."

Gee. What have we here? A LIE? NO-o-o-o-o-o...not from a Liberal!

What is this world coming to?!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934240 Jun 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, U S abortion clinics are held to a higher 'standard' set by the Federal Government.
Are those standards the same as for other outpatient surgery centers, such as for performing colonoscopies?

Are all procedures performed by a licensed medical doctor?

And if there are standards, how did Gosnell continue to operate for so long?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#934241 Jun 28, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
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Who cares?
It's a 'scandal' that proved to be an issue with the IRS, NOT this administration...no matter how loudly FOX talking heads scream otherwise.
Just like Fast and Furious and Benghazi, Issa strikes out once again.
Well, we almost made it through a whole week without a new O'bama Regime scandal, but the good folks at Judicial Watch never rest, and they announced today that they’ve obtained records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) exposing that millions of dollars have been spent by the agency on the warrantless collection and analysis of Americans’ financial transactions

The full extent of the CFPB personal financial data collection program is revealed in a document obtained by Judicial Watch entitled “INDEFINITE-DELIVERY INDEFINITY-QUANTITY (IDIQ) STATEMENT OF WORK.” According to the IDIQ document’s stated Objective:“The CFPB seeks to acquire and maintain a nationally representative panel of credit information on consumers for use in a wide range of policy research projects… The panel shall be a random sample of consumer credit files obtains from a national database of credit files.”

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934242 Jun 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> 1.7 million jobs since Obama passed the Economic Recovery Act and rising.
Prove it, net, not gross.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934243 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why not?
The Bethlehem Steel mill is closed.
But Homer could go to the hood and hire new employees.'SteelStacks' will be the centerpiece public space for Bethlehem's inner core town meeting place.
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

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#934244 Jun 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, Homer doesn't believe in Global Warming, that's for scientists and smart people.
Scientists in Revolt against Global Warming

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/scient...

Top Scientist Debunks CO2 Global Warming

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-439601

NASA and NOAA satellite data show the Earth’s temperature has not risen at all for more than a decade. This has occurred even though global carbon dioxide emissions rose by a third during the past 10 years.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/...

NASA experts on global warming myth.

http://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search...

Amazon books on the global warming myth.

http://www.amazon.com/s/...

Pick your source and/or "scientists and smart people".

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