Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232584 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

#958352 Aug 1, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Leave me out.
That's your choice. Otherwise, you'd be a robot. Good thing we have a free will, huh?

But it's only about love and forgiveness and compassion and mercy. All those things come from the Source. The heart tends to lean the other way naturally.

So just open up your heart and let the sunshine in. Kay?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#958353 Aug 1, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
Common blood tests are no longer covered for seniors on Medicare ... Thanks BHA!!!!
Spread the word to other senior citizens who voted for this dog who transferred their benefits to his welfare moochers.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#958354 Aug 1, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Wasn't always that way...seems like that type of thing has just went fifty to sixty years backwards (wayyy less if anyone grew up above the Mason Dixon line) with all the racist race baiting over the past few years.
The New York City public schools were once among the best in the country, but are now among the worst.

Any guesses why?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#958355 Aug 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt agrees that the choice should be up to the parent. They can take what is offered by the public schools, or they can pay for an alternative. Except in the inner city ghettos, the public school education is more than adequate. In the inner city ghettos, the people get what they vote for, which is overpaid union slugs who don't give a damn about the students. In fact, the union slugs hate the little black bastards.
Unfortunately, the children in the inner cities don't have a vote or a voice. They are doomed to a vicious cycle of poverty.

The question you should be asking is why are democrats the most adamant about refusing a voucher system dooming these children to poverty?

You know the answer. Educated and prosperous blacks might not need the government teat any longer.
Wintergirl

Spring, TX

#958356 Aug 1, 2013
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_did_Barack_Ob...

Just in case anyone is interested in all the schools the Prez attended,
starting in elementary and going all the way through. His girls are also
getting stellar educations. I have no idea what grades they are in because I don't follow the family that closely.
Wintergirl

Spring, TX

#958357 Aug 1, 2013
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_old_are_Malia_a...

I did not realize the girls are as old as they are. I can never remember which name goes with which girl.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#958358 Aug 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Unfortunately, the children in the inner cities don't have a vote or a voice. They are doomed to a vicious cycle of poverty.
The question you should be asking is why are democrats the most adamant about refusing a voucher system dooming these children to poverty?
You know the answer. Educated and prosperous blacks might not need the government teat any longer.
Another alternative is to fire the incompetent administrators and teachers and hire motivated personnel.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#958359 Aug 1, 2013
Wintergirl wrote:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Wher e_did_Barack_Obama_go_to_schoo l
Just in case anyone is interested in all the schools the Prez attended,
starting in elementary and going all the way through. His girls are also
getting stellar educations. I have no idea what grades they are in because I don't follow the family that closely.
Perhaps your idol "the Prez" should send his daughters to the crummy schools that other black children in Washington are sentenced to so that he could have some understanding of the problem.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#958360 Aug 1, 2013
TRS wrote:
Topic Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-funded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.
He began his first presidential campaign in 2007, defeating Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote. During his second inaugural address on January 21, 2013, Obama called for full equality for gays: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law- for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."
On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.
Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. Barack Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court in the first two years of his Presidency. Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by Obama on May 26, 2009, was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, nominated by Obama on May 10, 2010, was confirmed on August 5, 2010, bringing the number of women sitting simultaneously on the Court to three, for the first time in American history.
On January 16, 2013 President Obama outlined a series of sweeping gun control proposals, urging Congress to reintroduce an expired ban on "military-style" assault weapons, impose limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, introduce background checks on all gun sales, pass a ban on possession and sale of armor-piercing bullets, as well as additional measures.
Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.
So what's your point? He still sucks as a leader and has screwed up every step of the way and on every level.

We're drowning and you're explaining why he capsized the boat.

What the heck is up with that?
EXPERT

Redding, CA

#958361 Aug 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Unfortunately, the children in the inner cities don't have a vote or a voice. They are doomed to a vicious cycle of poverty.
The question you should be asking is why are democrats the most adamant about refusing a voucher system dooming these children to poverty?
You know the answer. Educated and prosperous blacks might not need the government teat any longer.


argument well made...

Since: Oct 09

over here <-------->

#958362 Aug 1, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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They are if they have extended (as in CONTRIBUTED to) plans.
False - The point is, millions of medicare seniors who depend on it are being shafted up the azz. Are you willing to let Grandma die because she can't get proper care? You people have no idea how this Prez has screwed up senior care. People are dying because they can no longer afford the co-pay for their medicines. Their cardiac specialists can either no longer see them or are retiring because they can't afford private practice.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#958363 Aug 1, 2013
Wintergirl wrote:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_ old_are_Malia_and_Sasha_Obama
I did not realize the girls are as old as they are. I can never remember which name goes with which girl.
Mammy and Prissy
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#958364 Aug 1, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
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False - The point is, millions of medicare seniors who depend on it are being shafted up the azz. Are you willing to let Grandma die because she can't get proper care? You people have no idea how this Prez has screwed up senior care. People are dying because they can no longer afford the co-pay for their medicines. Their cardiac specialists can either no longer see them or are retiring because they can't afford private practice.
Obama wants those white senior citizens to die so there is more money for welfare moochers.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#958365 Aug 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Another alternative is to fire the incompetent administrators and teachers and hire motivated personnel.
That will never happen. The unions and the liberal mentality borders on insanity.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education...

You have to read it to believe it.

Teachers being paid to just sit in a room all day.

Firing is not on the liberal unions' menu.

Competition and choice is the only way to combat their hold over the failing school systems in these cities.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#958366 Aug 1, 2013
EXPERT wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =PFyZStrRDlMXX
argument well made...
This video was made in 1978. That's how long liberals have kept common sense sedated.

Since: Oct 09

over here <-------->

#958367 Aug 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama wants those white senior citizens to die so there is more money for welfare moochers.
They are not welfare "moochers". They are Democratic voters ....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#958368 Aug 1, 2013
EXPERT wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =PFyZStrRDlMXX
argument well made...
"You are repeating what you have been told. You are not thinking for yourself"

Bingo.

If you follow what Jesse Sharpton and the Magic Negro say, instead of thinking for yourself, you will suffer the consequences.

And then you will blame your suffering on the wrong parties because Jesse Sharpton and the Magic Negro told you to.
Wintergirl

Spring, TX

#958369 Aug 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama wants those white senior citizens to die so there is more money for welfare moochers.
I have heard seniors complaining that they are trying to tell them which medication they can take for certain conditions like cholesterol medication/statins.

That is why I have radically changed my diet and exercise program so that I hopefully won't be on those medications. Exercise burns off sugar/carbs, improves A1C and triglycerides, but one has to change diet to battle cholesterol. There are some people, especially those I'd say in the 60-80 range who would rather pop a pill than work no the problem with diet and exercise.

Clinton went Vegan and lost 20-30 lbs. I'm not willing to go that radical. lol

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#958371 Aug 1, 2013
Wintergirl wrote:
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I have heard seniors complaining that they are trying to tell them which medication they can take for certain conditions like cholesterol medication/statins.
That is why I have radically changed my diet and exercise program so that I hopefully won't be on those medications. Exercise burns off sugar/carbs, improves A1C and triglycerides, but one has to change diet to battle cholesterol. There are some people, especially those I'd say in the 60-80 range who would rather pop a pill than work no the problem with diet and exercise.
Clinton went Vegan and lost 20-30 lbs. I'm not willing to go that radical. lol
The brain is made up of over 90% fat. Billy Bob Clinton will be getting Alzheimers. It will be a terrible death. It is a proven fact Vegans have small brain syndrome, their brains shrink. They suffer more from cancer and mental illness.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#958372 Aug 1, 2013
Minorities Need Not Apply

Startling new housing data released this week could take the pep out of President Obama’s blitz of economic rallies, as they show homeownership dropping despite the push -- by him and his predecessors -- to prop up the market.

The new Census figures show homeownership dropped in the second quarter to an 18-year low of 65 percent. The rate, which hit a record 69.2 percent in 2004, has now fallen to its pre-housing bubble days nearly two decades ago.

The president, on the heels of the report, plans to head to Phoenix on Tuesday for a homeownership-themed stop on his multi-city tour -- part of his recent pivot back to the economy.

But it's unclear whether, given the government's track record, new federal policies could or should be used to help Americans realize their picket-fence dreams.

Richard Barrington, of Money Rates, argues that homeownership is returning to more reasonable levels, and that the government should not push folks into buying homes they can’t afford.

“In the heat of the housing boom, mortgage lenders pushed the envelope too far in terms of whom they allowed to qualify for a mortgage,” Barrington said.“A more selective population of homebuyers should also be a more stable one.”

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