Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264324 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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LCN Llin

United States

#935964 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Really, Homer? This is the list?
I could discredit the first 10 in one post but I simply don't have the strength - especially since it would be a big waste of time.
You just don't get it. The holes in this list are so big, you could walk through them.
It's been stated numerous times by numerous people with numerous sources who don't agree with anything on your list for good reason.
But you keep believing it, Homer. Your world would crumble apart otherwise.
"I simply don't have the strength - especially since it would be a big waste of time."

Don't be modest, you have been wasting time before, why stop now?
LOL
The Red Pill

Waynesboro, MS

#935965 Jul 1, 2013
Emoron wrote:
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Only extreme liberals and right wing morons think Edward Snowden isn't a criminal. Moderates understand that some privacy must be sacrificed for a safe America. Same logic applies to background checks.
Hilarious...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#935966 Jul 1, 2013
DUNCES READ Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarketold The Huffington Post on Monday that the fatal crash of journalist Michael Hastings’ Mercedes C250 coupe last week is “consistent with a car cyber attack.”

“There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers”— including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car,” Clarke said.

On Saturday, Infowars.com posted a video of a talk presented by Dr. Kathleen Fisher, a program manager for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies. Fisher admitted that the Pentagon has researched remotely controlling cars through hacking on board computers.

In 2011, Car and Driver magazine published an article substantiating the Pentagon research.“Currently, there’s nothing to stop anyone with malicious intent and some ­computer-programming skills from taking command of your vehicle. After gaining access, a hacker could control everything from which song plays on the radio to whether the brakes work,” writes Keith Barry, citing research conducted by the Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security, a partnership between the University of California San Diego and the University of Washington.

“What has been revealed as a result of some research at universities is that it’s relatively easy to hack your way into the control system of a car, and to do such things as cause acceleration when the driver doesn’t want acceleration, to throw on the brakes when the driver doesn’t want the brakes on, to launch an air bag,” Clarke told The Huffington Post.“You can do some really highly destructive things now, through hacking a car, and it’s not that hard.”
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#935967 Jul 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
So You have an interest in history!
-
President Obama
1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.
4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.
8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
Love history, was my favorite subject in school. I got straight A's, the other students used to try and sit as close to Homer as possible during tests in hopes per chance of peeking at my correct answers.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#935969 Jul 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
So You have an interest in history!
-
President Obama
1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.
4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.
8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
HE ALSO CREATED HUMANITIARIAN disasters in LIBYA, SYRIA, AMERICA he LIES his policies do nothing for the poor, homeless, also the war in Iraq was over the WORLD looks no better with OBAMA only to those with ROSE colored glasses on

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#935970 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It all lends itself to his character, when he didn't like the rules he took his bat and ball and went home or in this case he created a new board run by himself and his family. It's embarrassing to say the least.
Homer, you're starting to sound like the dumbass l.l.w. here. Get some bush already!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#935971 Jul 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
So You have an interest in history!
-
President Obama
1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.
4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.
8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
I'll let others pick this apart like buzzards on road kill.

I'd just be regurgitating the same old facts and it makes me feel kind of sick just thinking about doing it again.

But bon appetit!

Later.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#935972 Jul 1, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> So, you agree with George W Bush's support of President Barack Obama in the NSA surveillance issue and Edward Snowden.
Bush neither supported Obama nor criticized him, if you watched the actual interview.
The Red Pill

Waynesboro, MS

#935973 Jul 1, 2013
Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers leaker):'Obama Should Thank Snowden'
Watch:


Keep a close watch on Glenn Greenwald. Real journalist are very rare in America these days.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#935975 Jul 1, 2013
Despite the overwhelming evidence that Michael Hastings was targeted and assassinated for his journalism – most notably his story resulting in the fall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and remarks on NSA surveillance – the establishment media continues to portray the attack on Hastings as the delusional meanderings of conspiracy theorists. Clarke’s comments serve as the latest pièce de résistance in an unfolding drama revealing just how far the government will go to silence critics and truth tellers.

Prior to his murder, Hastings said the Obama administration had declared war on the press. His desire to go into hiding – expressed in an email mere hours before his assassination – demonstrates the ability of the government to monitor opponents by using a well-developed NSA surveillance grid and take executive action against investigative journalists and others who dare to stand up to the national security state.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#935976 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, not that anyone cares. Come on it was a lot of pages.
And what did you come away with having learned?

Anything about blind loyalty, complacency and being lied to by the elite ruling class with the media as their lapdogs?

Because if that's what you learned, reading all those pages would have worthwhile.

But history teaches us this going way back.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#935977 Jul 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
I notice you shut your stupid mouth after I showed you O'Reilly's support for the Senate Immigration Bill.
As least you've got the sense to shut up when you're made to look stupid - again!!
Aunt Battie can't bring herself to talk about it.
She burned her BillyO doll!!
"nutsucker"
You shut me up? Just like you claim to run folks off? "O'Rielly supports a bill that ensures the border is secure before granting amnesty to the criminals, not after the border is secured. He knows, I know and you should have enough brains to know that under the leadership? of president nobama border security is not a priority, it is not even a factor. His concern, get em legal, make
em citizens, more government dependent (democrat) voters. Voters just like you.
Peace
KMA
PS: What happened to your vow not to respond to my posts? More BS on your part?
TO THE OBAMA DIEHARDS

Holly Springs, NC

#935978 Jul 1, 2013
America - On The Brink Of Civil War

GOP idiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#935979 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Oh my heaven's. Knowing the nefarious affiliations of this president and you want to talk about a certified ophthalmologist's character?
You cwazy as a June bug, Homer.
God help us.
PLEASE vote for Rand in the GOP POTUS primary!
He's even loonier than last elections' cast of clowns!
Nefarious. HAHAHAHA

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#935980 Jul 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Unemployment rate is lower than when Obama took office.
I guess this make Eed either a big fat liar or a dumbf*ck liar. Other, of course, than being also a government treaty sucking moocher.
Oh wait, new home sales are significantly higher than when Obama took office. I guess that makes Eed a double dumbass liar.
"real dumb"
As usual you prove your self unable to comprehend what you read.
- I said unemployment is higher today than the day the boy, nobama was elected, not on the day he took office
- Post a single reliable source that claims new home sales are higher than than on the day your boy, nobama was elected.
I have to note you had no bullshit responses to the other items listed as your boy, nobama's failures. Cat got your tongue?
Peace
KMA
GOP idiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#935981 Jul 1, 2013
WOW wrote:
Despite the overwhelming evidence that Michael Hastings was targeted and assassinated for his journalism – most notably his story resulting in the fall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and remarks on NSA surveillance – the establishment media continues to portray the attack on Hastings as the delusional meanderings of conspiracy theorists. Clarke’s comments serve as the latest pièce de résistance in an unfolding drama revealing just how far the government will go to silence critics and truth tellers.
Prior to his murder, Hastings said the Obama administration had declared war on the press. His desire to go into hiding – expressed in an email mere hours before his assassination – demonstrates the ability of the government to monitor opponents by using a well-developed NSA surveillance grid and take executive action against investigative journalists and others who dare to stand up to the national security state.
Overwhelming evidence?
Where? Hidden with the real Obama birth certificate?
He was killed in a car crash.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#935982 Jul 1, 2013
Wall Street Journal

The New Health Law Could Raise Costs for Young Healthy Employees

So if you try to stay healthy, be prepared to pay three times as much!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

Can't you hear Pelosi hollering, "Surprise!" somewhere?

There's your #1 accomplishment discredited, Homer.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#935983 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Since he has been out of office and can do no more damage. I believe everyone deserves a second chance.
Now just answer the fcking question:
Good under Bush, bad under Obama?
"homo"
I will answer your question.
Not good under Bush, worse under nobama.
Peace
KMA
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#935984 Jul 1, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
As usual you prove your self unable to comprehend what you read.
- I said unemployment is higher today than the day the boy, nobama was elected, not on the day he took office
- Post a single reliable source that claims new home sales are higher than than on the day your boy, nobama was elected.
I have to note you had no bullshit responses to the other items listed as your boy, nobama's failures. Cat got your tongue?
Peace
KMA
"Phuckface"
That's just dumb, Obama could not do anything about unemployment or housing before he took office. If he were to try and assume power on election day that would have been UnConstitutional.

As an aside do you call most 51 year old men 'boys'?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#935985 Jul 1, 2013
GOP idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
PLEASE vote for Rand in the GOP POTUS primary!
He's even loonier than last elections' cast of clowns!
Nefarious. HAHAHAHA
All Harry Reid needed was a big red nose and Pelosi a whoopee cushion.

Hope you're not too healthy. Obama's health care reform will raise premiums by as much as three times for a healthy person than a non-healthy person.

Surprise!

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