Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Honolulu, HI

#936578 Jul 2, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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What, shinning is making you write this 100 times in hopes you will catch on.
I personally think he has too high of an opinion of your ability to learn.
90 more times still needed-hop to it.
lol! I've never heard of an opinion being 'high,' son.

Must be something new cons use to cya... especially since he was referring to facts.

I guess you're changing the rules for him to better match your claim, eh son?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#936579 Jul 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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btw, i just love the 'things didn't get better until they stopped discriminating against black people' theme.
You voted for the winner obama and still you are the bigger loser you idiot...

When liberals start howling about hatem racism or discriminating the question that must always be asked is: who benefits? Obama's Poverty Pimps Al, Jesse and others Is Destroying Blacks...

The Government Cheese and Welfare Crowd...The Blind Lead...

It's the culture...

Honolulu, HI

#936580 Jul 2, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Good job.
Now down to 89 more times you have to write it.
lol! I'm hoping you can at least understand this level son.

After all, I'm using the exact wording of your compadre!

Honolulu, HI

#936581 Jul 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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"President Obama was warmly greeted by thongs in Tanzania"???
Men in thongs?
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n
LCN Llin

United States

#936582 Jul 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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btw, i just love the 'things didn't get better until they stopped discriminating against black people' theme.
Repubs seem split in two.

At the same time, the Supreme Court rulings supporting gay marriage attracted broad criticism from most 2016 hopefuls, though Paul suggested that Republicans need to “agree to disagree on some of these issues.” That foreshadows likely fissures ahead, as Republican contenders face increasing pressure to show more tolerance toward gay marriage with many Republican voters in their 20s, 30s and 40s calling for acceptance.

Taken together, the issues offer an early test for a Republican Party looking for a White House winner after back-to-back Democratic victories and seeking to transform itself amid rapidly changing public opinion toward acceptance on these and other cultural matters.

Republican strategists say both topics serve as gateway issues for many voters. If the party’s tone on immigration or gay marriage sounds too intolerant, they say, it could prevent voters from listening on other issues.

“If we want to win general elections we’re going to have to have a few people in the party who disagree on an issue or two,” said Henry Barbour, a Republican National Committee member from Mississippi.“We can’t demand purity.”

Indianapolis, IN

#936583 Jul 2, 2013
Zombie ‘Rate Shock’ Myth Promoted by Insurers, GOP Congress Members Takes What May Finally Be a Fatal Hit

The cost of insurance that will be offered on state health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be lower than originally estimated by the Congressional Budget Office, the consulting firm Avalere Health reports:

Premiums for the second lowest cost Silver plans for a 40-year-old nonsmoker will range from a low of $205 in one region in Oregon to a high of $413 in another region in Vermont. CBO previously projected nationwide the average monthly premiums for the second-lowest cost Silver plan would be $433.

Rates may rise for some younger, healthier individuals, but that increase doesn’t take into account the instant premium subsidies that will be available under the health care law. So while rates may increase, out-of-pocket costs will fall and the quality of their benefits will soar. Most single young adults with income up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level ($45,960) will be eligible for the subsidies.

The myth that prices would soar because of the ACA has been thoroughly debunked already, but like a zombie, it isn’t easy to kill. It began with insurance companies trying to scare consumers and pressure the government to delay the health insurance exchanges, and it has been picked up as a right-wing talking point since.

Even as evidence in the form of low rates announced in California and Oregon began to stream in, right-wing pundits like Forbes Magazine’s Avik Roy attempted to continue the falsehood. Roy’s recent attempt to keep the zombie argument alive was promptly shot down by Rick Ungar (also of Forbes) and Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for the New York Times.

It’s time for the GOP to accept the reality that the ACA is here to stay. The Republicans and insurance companies should let the rate-shock zombie rest in peace.

Honolulu, HI

#936584 Jul 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Left wingers citing scientific research is a step into the darkness.
Take your pick.
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n

Indianapolis, IN

#936585 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The liberal media needs a president to swoon over. Groupies are like that.
so tell us many loofahs do you own?

Honolulu, HI

#936586 Jul 2, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Hey moron, I did not make the post you are claiming to have already responded too.
So you think the Benghazi investigation is over with? That is a little premature don't you think?
No. I think cons have overblown Benghazi since they have nothing more important to cover son.

In fact, even Issa might be a neutered duck at this point.

Honolulu, HI

#936587 Jul 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Cornel West should get a Nobel just like the Azzhole-In-Chief did.
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n

Honolulu, HI

#936588 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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So, the frauds in the White House need the Bush's company to give them credibility.
Do you listen to yourself?
This is really funny. The Obama's need to appear with the Bush's to make people think better of them.
I just have to laugh.
Bush was a better president than Obama. If you don't think so, just ask the American people.
Care to tell us how terrible of a president Bush was now?
You should find a country with a better fit to your politics son.

I think you would be much, much happier.

I know I will.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#936589 Jul 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Which makes Sonic's story all the more dreadful. The rich get richer. Someday you will wake up.
The rich get richer because they are smarter and work harder, a winning combination.

Honolulu, HI

#936590 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Under Bush intelligence had to originate from overseas, and the communications tapped were not completely domestic, dumbass. Under Bush, the people who killed 3000 Americans, that being the Islamist jihad, were the enemy.
Today, under Obama, the government is spying on Americans and exempting the muslim terrorists, and it is the American people the government is preparing to fight a major war with.
Looks like Obama's terrorist friends in Egypt are going to get kicked out on their asses.
Well gee son. And here I thought under bushie boy, you only had to be classified as a terrorists to be eligible for 'special' consideration and 'oversight' that normal Americans were protected and excluded from .

Honolulu, HI

#936591 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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They could just call the newspaper and announce it over the phone, and the newspaper would print it. That was very common then.
So, how long after Obama was born do you think it would take Ann in Kenya to place a call to her mother in the US, and then her mother calls the newspaper and announces the birth?
If you just had a baby in Kenya, do you think you'd be making that call the very next goddam day? Hell, yeah.
Really? All you had to do was call the newspapers and let them know?

Wow. Perhaps you can explain how it was done since the people I know at the state DOH have a differing view?

Honolulu, HI

#936592 Jul 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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The Jerk doesn't know how old he is or when he was born, doesn't know how many States there are in the United States, lies about where and when his parents met and the Africans claim to know where he was born:
...and yet the Liberal Media is able to keep this Dumb-As-A-Rock azzhole afloat. And now, some sort of deal has been cut to get a past President with a better image to associate with the Magic Negro to bolster his Dumb-Cluck image. He Has become a smiling storefront mannequin that George Soros carries around in his hip pocket.
We need a President and not a Liberal Media Rock Star.
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#936593 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Tell us when you changed your mind and decided Bush was a great president, idiot.
Aye what great times on the Bushwhacking roller coaster. Too bad that storm ruined it at a cost of over $6 Trillion for Main Street to get it cleaned up
His roller coaster 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.
This is what the RIGHTS defend hmm as well as 1929 to? Idiots

Honolulu, HI

#936594 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
It seems the idiots have all disappeared at the same time. There must be a party line change that requires a group indoctrination session.
They're all part of WHITE (White House Internet Tactical Effort)... your tax dollars at work.
My apologies for now following you around like you do fart news son.

Unfortunately for you, I have a brain and a life.

Honolulu, HI

#936595 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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In a press conference in the first of July, he said he was turning 50 "in a week". His birthdate on the birth certificate he released is in August - three weeks later.
On his facebook page, he had himself four years older than the birthdate on his posted birth certificate.
Who is this guy?
Well that's nice son. Keep your opinions coming.

Any word on that repeal of CRA by any chance?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936596 Jul 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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The 5 Worst States To Spend Your Childhood
1. Mississippi
In Mississippi, 32 percent of kids live in poverty. That’s approximately 232,628 children with over 105,000 of those children living in extreme poverty. For those extremely poor children, their families receive on average $170 in cash assistance for a family of three. And the poverty takes its toll. In Mississippi a child is neglected or abused every 1 hour, according to information from the Children’s Defense Fund. One child or teenager is killed by gunfire a week. The state is absolute first in infant mortality rates.
2. New Mexico
New Mexico is right behind Mississippi in states with deep, troubling entrenched child poverty. Currently about 31 percent of children in New Mexico grow up poor, or about 153,558 children. Of those, 66,342 children live in extreme poverty. A family of three receives a more generous $447 a month in cash assistance. Of those eligible, approximately 66 percent receive food assistance as well.
Like Mississippi, the strains of poverty come with significant social costs as well. Abuse and juvenile delinquency rates run high with graduation rates at only 64 percent and over 12,000 teenagers dropping out all together as of January 26, 2012.
3. Louisiana
Louisiana ranks third in our ranking of states worst for child poverty. 29 percent of children in the state will grow up poor. Of the 1,114,759 children in the state approximately 299,779 live in poverty and an astonishing 134,938 live in extreme poverty. Louisiana ranks 48th among states in infant mortality rates. Of the state’s total Medicaid expenditures, almost 90 percent go to providing health care services for the state’s poor children.
Graduation rates are similarly problematic, as are the number of juvenile arrests. Perhaps most tellingly, the state spends as much on its prisoners as it does on its public school students with ratio costs of spending per prisoner to public school student at 1.17.
4. Alabama
Alabama ranks fourth, though really, there are a cluster of states that follow quickly behind, so this is almost a meaningless distinction. In Alabama that means approximately 274,906 kids growing up poor and 125,187 growing up extremely poor. And even Coming in at number 5 is a handful of states that share approximately the same levels of child poverty. With 28 percent of the state’s children growing up poor, Alabama ranks just ahead of Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Michigan, Florida, Arizona, West Virginia and North Carolina all with approximately 27-25 percent of their children growing up in poverty. These numbers are nothing short of tragic. And they are the backdrop to a manufactured budget crisis that will likely result in already scant resources being sacrificed to America’s corporate class.
Read more:
"After segregation ended, northern companies relocated southward to escape high taxes, combative unions and officious regulations. As the South became relatively more welcoming businesses migrated bringing Yankee industriousness and capital along. After experiencing unprecedented prosperity southerners haven’t looked back.

This commercial migration reflects more than what economists call comparative advantage."

It's the northern cities who are struggling with high rates of poverty and unemployment.

New York Times
June 2011

For New Life, Blacks in City Head to South

"The economic downturn has propelled a striking demographic shift: black New Yorkers, including many who are young and college educated, are heading south."

Don't think things have changed that much in just two years.

Honolulu, HI

#936597 Jul 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The rich get richer because they are smarter and work harder, a winning combination.
Damn straight! And there are many ways we can get away with it!


Ken Lay etal...

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