Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509499 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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sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#956240 Jul 29, 2013
The It Factor in Virginia’s Governor’s Race: Modernity

It’s a winnable election for Republicans. But with unpalatable candidates on both sides, the GOP’s medieval slate may cost the party a statehouse.

If the Republicans lose control of the Virginia statehouse, blame it on the modernity gap. The question isn’t whether the Republicans are reconciled to the 21st century, but whether they have come to grips with the last 50 years.

Modern people worry more about jobs and incomes than about private consensual sex, the role that religious faith plays in health, or even birth defects. But right now, the Republican ticket of incumbent Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the Rev. E. W. Jackson Sr. seems mostly worried about sex and religion.

No wonder then that Cuccinelli and Jackson are lagging among college graduates, voters with incomes above $100,000, and women when pitted against with former Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe and state Sen. Ralph Northam. The race is still tight, although the McAuliffe-Northam ticket is ahead in most polls, but not all.

Cuccinelli and Jackson’s problems with Virginia’s upper-middle class and wealthy are self-created. Just last November, Mitt Romney actually won the votes of high-end Virginians. Clearly, modernity matters.

Something has changed, and that something is the candidates. Bluntly, they scare people. Paying lip-service to birthers, clamoring for the enforcement of sodomy laws, and comparing the anti-abortion movement to the 19th-century abolitionists on the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, as Cuccinelli has, is guaranteed to give swing-voters pause.

Similarly, writing that birth and genetic defects are the wages of sin, arguing that prayer and meditation can alter the course of a storm, or disregarding the link between cancer and genetics, as the Rev. Jackson does in his 2008 book, Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life, are not paths to the center. Jackson has posited that “rebellion against God … has brought about birth defects.” Channeling his inner Pat Robertson, Jackson declared that “you can rebuke the storms in your life,” and amplified his statement to encompass “weather patterns.” Jackson also admonishes the reader “not to say to herself or others that she expects to die of the same disease which took the life of her mother and grandmother.”

Cuccinelli and Jackson should at least try to sound more even-tempered, as old-time religion lacks the sway it once had, with church attendance becoming the province of wealthier, educated suburbanites who take their religion less flame-broiled, but their core beliefs no less seriously. Indeed, against this emerging reality, the Rev. Jackson’s earlier call for Christians to “abandon” the Democratic Party is a non-starter. It didn’t happen on Election Day 2012, and it won’t happen this year either.

All of this is affecting Republican efforts in Virginia, where the GOP trails McAuliffe & Co. in fundraising, and McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli by more than $3 million in cash-on-hand. To be clear, this is not simply a matter of money. Rather, it is about Republican candidates offending folks, both inside and outside Virginia.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07...
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#956241 Jul 29, 2013
Tits Magee wrote:
Can you imagine being small enough to fit in a vagina? You could reach up and feel the ripples of pink flesh as they rose and fell with the rhythmic swing of her legs, touch the peyote button of her cervix and feel it twitch in response... you could feel the hot viscous liquid on your face when she got excited, the blood drooling down your lips sometimes, covering your body... and you could stick a toe out once in a while and tickle her urethra... but, of course, once in a while you'd have to have the good sense to get the hell out of there in a hurry before some 14 speed vibrator crushed you... where would you go then I wonder?
considering the way some of these wingnuts seem to always be overcompensating, i would imagine they'd like to be big enough to fit into a vagina.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#956242 Jul 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Jean from Queens is full of shit as usual.
The average annual income of the top 1% of the American population is $717,000 per year. Using your "800 times" factor means those same folks would have earned $896.25 in 1983. Absolute BS.
(Qualifier: Bocajew Jean uses the term "average median" which is meaningless. Galt assumed Jean intended average and does not understand median. The results would be similar.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneywisewomen/20...
Perhaps she was speaking "generally" as it is a FACT that some CRO's have, indeed, seen their earnings increase by 800%.

http://kotaku.com/activisions-boss-got-an-800...

However, you can't argue that there hasn't been income inequality.

Fact: During the term 1979-2007, the top 1% saw an after tax gain as much as 304%(averaged out over that time to 155%) compared to only a 45% gain for the middle 60% of tax payers.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...

sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#956243 Jul 29, 2013
Cruz: Republicans Are Too ‘Scared’ To Defund Obamacare

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/c...

this may be the only time i ever agree with him.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#956244 Jul 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
considering the way some of these wingnuts seem to always be overcompensating, i would imagine they'd like to be big enough to fit into a vagina.
Yes, you are sick too, and dumb as a box of rocks.

Big enough?

Baawwaaahhh!!!

Dumbass.
Tits Magee

Rodange, Luxembourg

#956245 Jul 29, 2013
I hate to say this but I begin to think men hate women on some deeply, visceral level. They like using them like whores, of course, as long as they're not menstruating, and they like looking at them naked and all made up for the ball - for them, not some other guy. But the truth, I think, is that men hate women. Oh well, more for me.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#956246 Jul 29, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>this is from 1955 and people knew then that Social Security was a SCAM being promoted by FDR & his Pseudo Liberal Democrats.
The Social Security Tax
NOVEMBER 01, 1955
by CLARENCE MANION
Dr. Manion, formerly Dean of the Law School at Notre Dame, now practices law in South Bend, Indiana.
The promoters Of the great social security deception never advertised it to the people as a slick, easily collectible form of constantly increasing taxation, Nevertheless, when the original Federal Social Security Act was passed upon by the United States Supreme Court in 1937, it was validated by that Court merely as an exercise of the Constitutional taxing power of Congress for the benefit of the general fund of the United States Treasury. In substance, the Supreme Court held that if and when the government needs money, Congress can tax payments and earnings of employers and employees in the same way that it can tax a bottle of whiskey or a ticket to the ball game.
Having thus raised the money, the Supreme Court said that Congress could, in its future discretion, spend that money for whatever Congress then judged to be the general welfare of the country. The Court held that Congress has no constitutional power to earmark or segregate certain kinds of tax proceeds for certain purposes, whether the purposes be farm-price supports, foreign aid or social security payments.*
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* U.S. vs. Butler, 297 U.S. 1; Stewart Machine Company vs. Davis, 301 U.S, 548; Helvering vs. Davis, 301 U.S. 619.
All federal taxes, income taxes, estate taxes, gasoline taxes, and social security taxes, go indiscriminately into the same general fund of the federal treasury. From that general fund, Congress makes periodic appropriations for all the purposes of the federal government, including payments for social security benefits.
Congress could continue to collect the so-called social security pay roll taxes even though Congress discontinued all social security benefit payments. Congress could wipe out the social security pay roll taxes and yet continue to pay all present social security benefits out of the general tax receipts of the federal treasury.
----Click Link below to finish reading the Article----
http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/the-soc...
A con's political agenda.

So what else is new?
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#956247 Jul 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt's map shows that Bloomfield Hills does not even border on Detroit.
As far as Detroit being segregated, that was intentional strategy by black separatists like Coleman Young who wanted to consolidate black political power by driving out white residents.
Here's another fkd up post by know nothing Galt.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#956248 Jul 29, 2013
Tits Magee wrote:
<quoted text>
My time? My time? I live in the moment Wax Man, haven't you noticed? In fact in about... 1 hour and 45 of them I'm going to test your theory... bye-ee. At least something will be cured. Say, um, how's the car today?
My car is not important. I'm more interested in your serious mental illness. Have you sought treatment?
Tits Magee

Rodange, Luxembourg

#956249 Jul 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
considering the way some of these wingnuts seem to always be overcompensating, i would imagine they'd like to be big enough to fit into a vagina.
As long as they could drive there.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#956251 Jul 29, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, she waits for you that way. You might be in for a surprise when your time comes though. Yes, you are. The good news is your mental illness will be cured for sure.
Things are different in your country, eh son?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956252 Jul 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
considering the way some of these wingnuts seem to always be overcompensating, i would imagine they'd like to be big enough to fit into a vagina.
Perhaps you'd like to see some of the footage of me after I was an extra in the Wizard of Oz and had to take a job in Tijuana as a stand-in for the donkey when he went for a smoke break.... B-)

Since: May 11

Shippensburg, PA

#956253 Jul 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Nixon.
(I actually voted against Gerald Ford because he was part of the Warren Commission Report that a sixth grader could take apart. I hate to admit this, but it's true. But, without the Carter lunacy, we probably would never have had Reagan, who saved the country.)
Reagan (both times).
Bush41 (the first time. I voted for Perot because I opposed NAFTA).
Bush43 both times.
Yes, I've voted for many winning candidates.
But hey, you're not a Republican, you just vote for them.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#956254 Jul 29, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, you are sick too, and dumb as a box of rocks.
Big enough?
Baawwaaahhh!!!
Dumbass.
lol! You might be considered 'normal' in your country son...

... but not in America!
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#956255 Jul 29, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, you are sick too, and dumb as a box of rocks.
Big enough?
Baawwaaahhh!!!
Dumbass.
i suspect your denial is a product of your overcompensation.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#956256 Jul 29, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
My car is not important. I'm more interested in your serious mental illness. Have you sought treatment?
Is mental illness one of your country's biggest export product son?
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#956257 Jul 29, 2013
Tits Magee wrote:
<quoted text>
As long as they could drive there.
there is that i suppose.

but do they know how to drive?
LCN Llin

United States

#956258 Jul 29, 2013
President Obama begins the week Monday by lunching with an old rival-turned-ally,basking in the glow of baseball's world champions, and speaking with lawmakers about updating the Voting Rights Act.

After a string of meetings in the morning, Obama has a private lunch with former secretary of State -- and 2008 Democratic primary rival -- Hillary Rodham Clinton. The White House did not provide an agenda, but many people wonder if Clinton will seek to replace Obama after the 2016 presidential election.

Following lunch, Obama gets to do one of the fun things about being president, greeting sports champions. The San Francisco Giants, the reigning World Series champions of baseball, visit the White House for a presidential ceremony.

Obama gets back to more serious work in the late afternoon, meeting with civil rights leaders as well as state and local officials about the fate of the U.S. Voting Rights Act.

Congress is pondering changes to the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court last month struck down a key provision, one that had required federal pre-clearance of changes to the voting systems in certain Southern states.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#956259 Jul 29, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Looks like shinningerection was playing with himself all weekend as usual. He should change his name to Magic Moran.
"silly
"shinningelectr0n" is;
M indful
O fay
R ealist
A rtistic
N ice
MORAN your word. In another words a real American.
Peace
KMA

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#956260 Jul 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Nixon.
(I actually voted against Gerald Ford because he was part of the Warren Commission Report that a sixth grader could take apart. I hate to admit this, but it's true. But, without the Carter lunacy, we probably would never have had Reagan, who saved the country.)
Reagan (both times).
Bush41 (the first time. I voted for Perot because I opposed NAFTA).
Bush43 both times.
Yes, I've voted for many winning candidates.
No wonder you're so sour on politics! I'd be to if had supported that group of losers.

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