Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1276706 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: Dec 12

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#956201 Jul 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Let's not jump so far ahead. The events and decisions which led to the US becoming involved in Vietnam are very interesting.
I'd be interested in where you would cease involvement in the Cold War. After all, Ho chi Minh and the Soviet Union made the decision to involve Vietnam in the Cold War. South Vietnam asked for our help.
Should our policy have been run away everywhere he communists show up instead of containment?
Where would be have run away from next?
How long do you think it would have been before we had run away from everywhere and the communists had secured all of our allies and on our immediate border? After all, that was their end game. That's why they moved the front from Southeast Asia to Central America immediately after Vietnam.
Communism filled some of the post-colonial power vacuums, how'd it work out for the communists in Indonesia? We didn't do a thing to confront the "communist threat" there.

In the end, communism destroyed itself without ever really existing.

Since: Dec 12

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#956202 Jul 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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That could be a headline in 2007, if you recall.
Yes, and if you can't see these things coming you're better off keeping your money in a mattress. Of course there it will deflate to nothing over time.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#956203 Jul 29, 2013
WOW wrote:
THE COUNTRY IS NO BETTER WITH OBAMA AND THE dEMOCRATS WHAT IS HILLARY CLINTON GOING TO DO DIFFERENT really what are you voting for BLACK PEOPLE YOUR VOTE MEANS NOTHING really it means nothing if BLACKS VOTE OR NOT IT MEANS NOTHING IF NOoNE VOTE IT MEANS NOTHING JUST AN EXERCISE in nothingness what have changed since NIXON NOTHING THE SAME SCANDALS NIXON HAD WATERGATE OBAMA HAS AMERICAGATE NOW THE POLITICIANS ARE ALL IN BED TOGETHER THE VOTER HAS NO CHANCE BLACKS CANNOT ADMIT THEY ARE AT THE MERCY OF lolololol OBAMA WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITH OUT lolololol he sure would be able to be PRESIDENT IF NOT FOR lolololololol BLACKS lolololololololol FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT lololololololol WELL YOU ALL MUST BE KENYAN NO BLACK AMERICAN GAVE BIRTH TO OBAMA WHY WASNT HIS FATHER A BLACK AMERICAN FORMER GI WHY IS IT OBAMAS BLACKNESS IS NOT AMERICAN HE HAS NO BLACK AMERICAN UPBRINGING lolololololhahaha NOTHING FROM BLACKS IN HIS UP BRINGING lolololol REAL NON RACIAL WHEN TOLD BY SUBURBAN LIBERAL DEMOCRATS LIKE TRAINED PETS and then told when to BARK BY THEIR MASTERS lolol FREEDOM FREEDOM FREEDOM
Obama's digging the grave, Hillary will throw in the dirt.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#956204 Jul 29, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"peoples grammer"??? Well, "peoples" like you could be one reason. Beyonce has completed her GED, I believe, and your concept of white sharecroppers, aka Crackers or Rednecks, says a lot about why those poor folks went to fight in a rich man's war and still cling to their Confederate flags and racism.
NASTY OAR *ITCH WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE BLACK WOMAN WHO GRADUATED WITH HER PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE THE FIRST IN THE STATE OF michigan it was only in the last few years whats her name *ITCH you know trayvons name what has he done what he is a martyr killed by OBAMAS INACTION ON RACIAL PROFILING the NO NOTHING #44 PRESIDENT THE FRAUD we should vote for HILLARY because she will stop RACIAL PROFILING lolololol these LIBERAL WHITES GOT BLACK PEOPLE AND THE POOR AS FOOLS WE STILL HAVE MORE WORK TO DO WILL BE THE BIG SPEECH lololo and the dummies that gained nothing from OBAMA will VOTE FOR HILLARY BECAUSE lololo

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#956205 Jul 29, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>THATS RIGHT *RACKER SHOW THOSE STARS AND BARS *ITCH FU yea TEACH YOUR CHILDREN EBONICS FU OAR where is ebonics what a waist of tyme
"a waist of tyme"??? WOW = a panty waaist for all time.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956206 Jul 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Nonsense! Detroit is a rich city. Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham , 2 Detroit suburban enclaves , are some of the most affluent communities in America . And these Detroit towns got rich on the hard working , strong back of the inner city Detroit auto workers, tradesmen, journeymen craftsmen, and general factory laborers. Now the wealthy want to break all their promises to the peoiple who made them rich and powerful in the first place.
Bloomfield Hills and other suburbs are not part of the city and have no obligation to the city.

Most residents of these towns were driven out of the city, including the workers that you refer to.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#956207 Jul 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Weinerman has nothing to lose, has no real opponent, and is clearly not ashamed of anything, including his penis. Why should he pull out?
I don’t think Weiner will pull out he’s narcissistic like Obama he’ never had a real Job if he fails in NY his next opportunity is MSNBC!!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#956208 Jul 29, 2013
MOST OF THE PEOPLE ON TOPIX THAT ARE SOOOOOO PRO OBAMA ARE WHITE and they defend him because he has no BLACK AGENDA never did and whites LOVE him FOR THAT

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#956209 Jul 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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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.
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneywisewomen/20...
Accepting Galt figure of 'The average annual income of the top 1% of the American population is $717,000' then compare it to the average American that has remained at $27,000 for the last 30 years. Hmmm... Who got the best of the American deal here?

Since: Jun 13

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#956210 Jul 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Not so fast.
I like a lot about what Republicans are doing. I recognize frauds, too. It's obvious there are people like McCain that are Democrats, but pretend to be Republican.
I've also used the acronym DINO, but Democrats have done a lot better job as indoctrinating their horde and eliminating any independent thought.
Leiberman was a DINO.
I called Moynihan a DINO when he said Bill Clinton was an idiot.
I can't think of any other Democrat that thought for themselves and went against the party line.
And, I've never, ever been a Democrat. I was a Republican until 1992.
Have you ever voted for someone that won an election? You're just a whiny harmless fool barking in the wind.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956211 Jul 29, 2013
TSM wrote:
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I don’t think Weiner will pull out he’s narcissistic like Obama he’ never had a real Job if he fails in NY his next opportunity is MSNBC!!
Good point!

Weinerman could easily draw better ratings than any of the limp losers they have at present, shafting them.
LCN Llin

United States

#956212 Jul 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Hey goof, American median income has been stagnant for the last 30 years while CEO and upper social class of Americans (the small 1% owners of capital) have seen their average median income rise by 800 times .
two conservative radio mouthpieces axed today by conservatives, they eat their own :-)
tell_it_like_it_ IS

United States

#956213 Jul 29, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"a waist of tyme"??? WOW = a panty waaist for all time.
'If you fail to locate the voting booth in your district you will lose yoir vagina!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#956214 Jul 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Bloomfield Hills and other suburbs are not part of the city and have no obligation to the city.
Most residents of these towns were driven out of the city, including the workers that you refer to.
Get a map of the city of Detroit Galt and read it if you know how. Suburbanization of our American cities in the late 60's(after the Civil Rights Bills) was the new Jim Crow. "... there's a more basic story here, and it's being replicated across America: Americans are segregating by income more than ever before. Forty years ago, most cities (including Detroit) had a mixture of wealthy, middle-class, and poor residents. Now, each income group tends to live separately, in its own city - with its own tax bases and philanthropies that support, at one extreme, excellent schools, resplendent parks, rapid-response security, efficient transportation, and other first-rate services; or, at the opposite extreme, terrible schools, dilapidated parks, high crime, and third-rate services." http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-7...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#956216 Jul 29, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"peoples grammer"??? Well, "peoples" like you could be one reason. Beyonce has completed her GED, I believe, and your concept of white sharecroppers, aka Crackers or Rednecks, says a lot about why those poor folks went to fight in a rich man's war and still cling to their Confederate flags and racism.
BEYONCE CAME FROM A WEALTH FAMILY THIS YOUNG LADY SHOULD HAVE BEEN A COLLEGE GRADUATE BUT NASTY POS LEOSANA THINKS ITS OK FOR CHILDREN TO JUST HAVE A GED BEYONCE NEVER HAD WANT OR NEED GROWING UP SHE NEVER LIVED IN THE PROJECTS HER family had MONEY she is just a DUNCE no hate but she is not a ROLE MODEL FOR WOMEN SHE IS A WOMAN THAT USES SEX FOR A LIVING OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS PEOPLE THAT ARE EDUCATED NOT JUST N-WORD RICH JAY Z IS NOT WARREN BUFFETT NO STEVE JOBS NO BILL DROP OUT GATES YOU LIKE THESE IMAGES FOR THE BLACK YOUTH BECAUSE THEY WONT COMPETE WITH YOUR WHITE STUDENTS THEY ARE NOT TRAINED IN PHYSICS, CHEM, ADVANCED MATH, HISTORY, LIT, GRAMMER, BUT AS LONG AS THEY CAN ENTERTAIN WHITE FOLKS AND NOT BE A ACADEMIC THREAT its all good SO YEA JAY Z HAS MONEY HE IS NO ZUCKERBURG from facebook BEYONCE AND HER GED IS NOTHING MORE THAN A BURLESQUE SINGER/DANCER BLACKS BEEN DOING THAT THATS WHAT THEY HAD TO DO BEFORE GETTING AWAY FROM JIM CROW AND THE DEMOCRATS PUT THEM RIGHT BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956217 Jul 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Accepting Galt figure of 'The average annual income of the top 1% of the American population is $717,000' then compare it to the average American that has remained at $27,000 for the last 30 years. Hmmm... Who got the best of the American deal here?
Assuming that you mean median, not average, the median household income is approximately $50K, the dividing line between those who pay taxes and those who do not.

Do you know the difference between median and average?

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#956218 Jul 29, 2013
One there was a normal man who so loved women that he prayed each night that God would grant him one wish. The wish was this: He wished to be made small enough and comfortable enough that women would and could carry him around in their vaginas. God, being a woman, made him a tampon. Be careful what you wish for when you're around women and resist letting them string you on forever.

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Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956219 Jul 29, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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We asked for it with our foreign policy, how many times we gotta go over this?
Can you be more specific?
Cite an action that caused us to deserve 9/11.
LCN Llin

United States

#956220 Jul 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Good point!
Weinerman could easily draw better ratings than any of the limp losers they have at present, shafting them.
Romney-Ryan in 2016

Since: Aug 11

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#956221 Jul 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Any funds "loaned" to the General Fund must be paid back.
The 2011 Trustees Report Press Release stated:
"Income including interest to the combined OASDI Trust Funds amounted to $805 billion in 2011.($564 billion in net contributions,$24 billion from taxation of benefits,$114 billion in interest, and $103 billion in reimbursements from the General Fund of the Treasury—almost exclusively resulting from the 2011 payroll tax legislation.)
Total expenditures from the combined OASDI Trust Funds amounted to $736 billion in 2011.
Non-interest income fell below program costs in 2010 for the first time since 1983. Program costs are projected to exceed non-interest income throughout the remainder of the 75-year period.
The assets of the combined OASDI Trust Funds increased by $69 billion in 2011 to a total of $2.7 trillion.
During 2011, an estimated 158 million people had earnings covered by Social Security and paid payroll taxes.
Social Security paid benefits of $725 billion in calendar year 2011. There were about 55 million beneficiaries at the end of the calendar year.
The cost of $6.4 billion to administer the program in 2011 was 0.9 percent of total expenditures.
The combined Trust Fund assets earned interest at an effective annual rate of 4.4 percent in 2011.
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search...
there is no Social Security Trust and never has been one and that lie that has been perpetrated by the Pseudo Liberal Democrats since 1937 after the SCOTUS ruling in Helvering v. Davis and people believed it.

The Myth of the Social Security Trust Fund

The Looted Trust Fund Myth Is a Serious Barrier to Social Security Reform

MARCH 01, 2000 by JOHN ATTARIAN

Read more: http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/the-myt...

Creation of Social Security’s trust fund, then, was a public-relations ploy.

What happened exactly? Section 201 of the Social Security Act,“Old-Age Reserve Account,” was replaced by a new Section 201,“Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund.” The only substantial change was elimination of the transfer of revenues from the Treasury’s general fund via specific annual appropriation to the Reserve Account. Instead, a sum equivalent to the Social Security taxes received and put into the Treasury “is hereby appropriated” to the Trust Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941,“and for each fiscal year thereafter”—that is, automatically. The only other new features were a Board of Trustees (the secretaries of the treasury and labor and the chairman of the Social Security Board) to manage the fund, replacement of the 3 percent interest rate with the average rate on interest-bearing federal debt, and a provision for paying money from the fund into the Treasury to defray Social Security’s administrative expenses.

Otherwise, the Trust Fund operated just like the old Reserve Account. Indeed, it was the Reserve Account; its assets as of January 1, 1940, were transferred to the Trust Fund. Since the Reserve Account was, according to the Act,“an account in the Treasury” and the Trust Fund was “on the books of the Treasury,” the transfer was a formality. It was as if a shoebox full of bonds labeled “Reserve Account” was relabeled “Trust Fund.” Moreover, the key paragraphs of the new Section 201, for example, regarding the duties of the Trust Fund’s “Managing Trustee”(the treasury secretary) to invest the fund’s surplus in only certain types of U.S. government debt, correspond almost verbatim to paragraphs in the old one.

Social Security’s Trust Fund, then, is really a Treasury account, nothing more.

http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/the-myt...

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