Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251797 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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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#958462 Aug 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Another alternative is to fire the incompetent administrators and teachers and hire motivated personnel.
That would make too much sense for libuhrulTics to grasp too.

Bronx, NY

#958463 Aug 2, 2013
Shocking ‘Extermination’ Fantasies By the People Running America’s Empire on Full Display at Aspen Summit
Security Forum participants expressed total confidence in American empire, but could not contain their panic at the mention of Snowden
Delusions of Empire

Throughout the three days of the Security Forum, the almost uniformly white cast of speakers were called on to discuss recent geopolitical developments, from “Eye-rak” and “Eye-ran” to Egypt, where a military coup had just toppled the first elected government in the country’s history.

Mattis carefully toed the line of the Obama administration, describing the overthrow of Egypt’s government not as a coup, but as “military muscle saddled on top of this popular uprising.”

Warning that using terms like “coup” could lead to a reduction in U.S. aid to Egypt, where the military controls about one-third of the country’s economy, Mattis warned,“We have to be very careful about passing laws with certain words when the reality of the world won’t allow you to.”

Wolf Blitzer mentioned that Egypt’s new military-imposed foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy, had been a fixture in Washington during the Mubarak days.“These are people the West knows, the U.S. knows,” he said of the new cabinet in Cairo.“I assume from the U.S. perspective, the United States is so much more happy with this.”

Later, one of the few Arab participants in the forum, Al Jazeera DC bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara, claimed that the Arab revolts were inspired by the U.S. invasion of Iraq.“The iconic image of Saddam being pulled out of a hole did something to the dynamic between ruler and ruled in the Arab world,” Foukara claimed.

With the revolts blurring the old boundaries imposed on the Arab world during the late colonial era, former CIA director John McLaughlin rose from the audience to call for the U.S. to form a secret, Sikes-Picot-style commission to draw up a new set of borders.

“The American government should now have such a group asking how we should manage those lines and what should those lines be,” McLaughlin told the panelists, who dismissed the idea of a new Great Game even as they discussed tactics for preserving U.S. dominance in the Middle East.

ABC’s Chris Isham asked Jim Jeffrey, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, why, with a recession on its hands and Middle Eastern societies spiraling out of control, should the U.S. remain militarily involved in the region. Without hesitation, Jeffrey rattled off the reasons: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, and “world oil markets.”

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#958464 Aug 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> You can send your kids to public school for free or send the anywhere else at your expense. Don't expect me to pay for your brat's private schooling
This post shows how a typical libturd thinks. If its from the government, it must be free. Us tax paying citizens know different.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#958465 Aug 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
His OWN book states different as far as his actual "education" anyway.

Why wikistoopedia stuff just is NOT credible a lot of times...just like the people that think a whole nation would fall for such idiotocracy.

Bronx, NY

#958466 Aug 2, 2013
How Rich is the US Congress?
Congressional wealth is reported annually, and even though they have access to the same investments as the American public, they are far wealthier.

How does the wealth of House and Senate representatives compare to their constituents’ wealth?

Three Democrats and two Republicans are on the wealthiest list.

Four Democrats and one Republican are on the least wealthy list.

Party affiliation has little bearing on overall wealth.

How Rich is Congress?
Congressional wealth is reported annually, and even though they have access to the same investments as the American public, they are far wealthier. How does the wealth of House and Senate representatives compare to their constituents’ wealth?

Michael McCaul (R-Texas)
Average Net Worth:$500,624,461
Outside Income:$0
496 assets
Valued from $306,437,919 to $694,811,003
1 liability
Totaling:$500,001 to $1,000,000

Darrell Issa (R-California)
Average Net Worth:$480,325,019
Outside Income:$0
42 assets
Valued from $315,550,042 to $845,100,001
2 liabilities
Totaling:$100,000,002 to $100,000,002

John Kerry (D-Massachusetts)
Average Net Worth:$235,976,804
Outside Income:$0
446 assets
Valued from $230,468,566 to $320,215,146
84 Liabilities
Totaling:$32,580,084 to $46,300,020

Mark Warner (D-Virginia)
Average Net Worth:$228,129,609
Outside Income:$0
223 assets
Valued from $86,024,219 to $370,235,000
0 liabilities

Jared Polis (D-Colorado)
Average Net Worth:$214,946,679
Outside Income:$0
322 assets
Valued from $94,065,361 to $349,328,000
3 liabilities
Totaling:$2,500,003 to $11,000,000

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#958467 Aug 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Empty classrooms will still have paid teachers in a union system.
C'mon, Galt. You're quicker than this.

If taxpayers in cities with failing schools are stupid enough to keep paying for those schools when they're empty, that's their problem. The students and parents still win.

The only reason bad teachers and bad administrators get away with failing their students is because there's nowhere else for them to go. They have a captive audience, so to speak, and protected by the strong arm of unions and they know it.

Unions are also responsible for tying educators' hands in maintaining a disciplined classroom. They don't want anyone making any more waves than they're already making. Teachers and students now just cuss each other out.

If parents had a choice, the unions would have no other choice but to improve their standards and, if not, many parents would gladly remove their children from the insanity.

So what if liberal taxpayers keep paying for empty schools? It would be poetic justice.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#958468 Aug 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
It does not cost you sh&*t to send your kids to public school to get a basic education.
It costs you tax dollars to support that school whether you send a kid or not.
California prop 30 is a perfect example how it doesn't cost sht to send kids to public schools.

Bronx, NY

#958469 Aug 2, 2013
John K. Delaney (D-Maryland)
Average Net Worth:$139,025,569
Outside Income: 3 totaling $1,070,524
121 assets
Valued from $51,886,140 to $232,165,000
1 liability
Totaling $1,000,001 to $5,000,000

Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia)
Average Net Worth:$102,706,012
Outside Income:$0
20 assets
Valued from $89,082,022 to $148,330,005
2 liabilities
Totaling $6,000,002 to $26,000,001

Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut)
Average Net Worth:$100,190,174
Outside Income: 1 totaling $47,080
195 assets
Valued from:$79,606,299 to $120,774,049
1 liability
Totaling $500,001 to $1,000,000

Vernon Buchanan (R-Florida)
Average Net Worth:$95,327,629
Outside Income:$0
171 assets
Valued from $63,172,276 to $279,833,000
19 liabilities
Totaling $26,750,019 to $131,600,000

Nancy Pelosi (D-California)
Average Net Worth:$94,162,532
Outside Income:$0
71 assets
Valued from $39,276,073 to $187,299,000
11 liabilities
Totaling $12,850,011 to $61,750,000

Most Popular Congressional Investments
General Electric®
Republican investors: 45
Minimum investment:$1,799,117
Democrat investors: 37
Minimum Investment:$1,250,949
Procter & Gamble®
Republican investors: 35
Minimum investment:$8,675,556
Democrat investors: 32
Minimum Investment:$937,006
Microsoft® Corporation
Republican investors: 33
Minimum investment:$1,262,882
Democrat investors: 31
Minimum Investment:$3,239,051
Bank of America®
Republican investors: 33
Minimum investment:$269,019
Democrat investors:
Minimum Investment:$1,840,199
Exxon Mobile®
Republican investors: 38
Minimum investment:$4,493,909
Democrat investors: 17
Minimum Investment:$1,878,452

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#958470 Aug 2, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
funny right wing nonsense last night, revealing
As opposed to left wing nonsense 24/7

Bronx, NY

#958471 Aug 2, 2013
Does Party Influence Wealth or Investment Decisions?
Three Democrats and two Republicans are on the wealthiest list.
Four Democrats and one Republican are on the least wealthy list.
Party affiliation has little bearing on overall wealth.

Republicans tend to invest more in oil.
Democrats tend to invest more in technology and banking.
Party affiliation affects investment types, but not overall investments.

Median Constituent Salaries:

United States:$50,502
West Virginia:$38,482

The annual salary for most members of Congress is $174,000. Leaders, such as the House Speaker, make considerably more.

Constituent net worth:

In the Northeast, median net worth $91,025 in 2011

In the Midwest, median net worth $81,049

In the South, median net worth $60,700

The West $59,431
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#958472 Aug 2, 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.
I'm also aware of how many are so clueless as to the differences out there.(as in SOME very limited income Seniors continue to contribute monthly-MORE than their fair share, bless their non-greedy, good faith hearts)

When anyone depends solely on the grubbermint, that's all they get...that or the "right" to keep contributing to some additional coverage beyond the DRAINS of the ever swelling ranks of free riding and slackerTic lazy azz moochers.

Scary isn't it.

Bronx, NY

#958473 Aug 2, 2013

El Paso, TX

#958474 Aug 2, 2013
Obama offers full time employment ‘ Welfare’ Today 953,000 Jobs Created In 2013; 731,000 Are Part-Time this explains why a record Number 21 Million Young Adults Living With Parents and would also explains why 10 million Americans on disability!!
Anthony W

New York, NY

#958475 Aug 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
who's going to admit they're wrong on the back of right wing nonsense?
bad enough that you FOXbots try to tell us you're right on the back of right wing nonsense.
Thank GOD for left wing media bias, it is the only fight we have against truth, justice and the American way. I feel like Superman!

I prefer to ignore the truth and justify my delusions by criticizing Fox, like you do. It is much more convenient and helps me stay fashionable (at least while I am zipped, he, he).

And, this book that hit the shelves this past Tuesday should be burned or at least banned: "Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election — and How to Stop Them from Doing it in 2016." It is co-written by Bozell and Graham.

Asked why he used the word "collusion" in the title, Bozell responded, "Collusion was a tough word; 'stealing an election' is a tough phrase and at first I was uncomfortable with it but then when we looked at the research I stood by the statement and by that headline.

"Let's look at one example, the scandal coverage," he continued. "With every single Republican who appeared on the scene in 2011 and 2012 in the primary process, every single one had a major negative story attributed to them which became national news. Things like a rock on a ranch that the Perry family used in 1988 was a national news story. Herman Cain and the alleged affairs that he had. Even a national news story on who Karen Santorum dated before she even met Rick Santorum."

On the Democratic side, however, Bozell, said the media "actually presented to the American people the idea that there was no scandal involving Barack Obama, never mind covering up."

Bozell said the collusion is continuing, pointing to the media coverage of the Obama administration's recent decision to delay implementation of the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

"There is a deliberate decision to censor news from the American people if it goes against the narrative of the Obama presidency and the Obama legacy and [that] is a perfect example," he explained.

"How could that not be news?

How could the IRS scandal have disappeared as a news story?

How could it not be news what's going on in Benghazi, which we have not resolved?

So many of these things are absolutely unquestionably news stories and the media are deliberately avoiding them. It's censorship."

Asked how he would grade the major television networks, Bozell said NBC and MSNBC are "probably the worst because NBC should denounce MSNBC but they've become two peas in a pod."

He continued, saying "ABC and CBS are deliberately involved in the act of censorship. Both of them are guilty of not covering stories that hurt the Obama narrative" and "CNN has become a laughing stock. It used to be a serious journalism enterprise. No one's watching it and the reason no one's watching it is because there's nothing serious there."

As for Fox News, Bozell said, "There's one reason why it's public enemy number one. It's because it's the only network that covers the news."

Bozell also warned that conservatives need to stop the media from doing in 2016 what it did in 2012.

"Conservatives have to be a lot smarter with the news media and they have to understand that the news media is their biggest problem. If they can't get their message to the American people free of these distortions, then it doesn't matter how good their message is," he said.

"I do believe, however, that there are ways around it. There is this growing entity called social media where you can communicate directly with the public. The Romney effort ignored it completely. The Rove effort ignored it completely. The Obama effort spent tens of billions, and it worked."

Quick, get me Obama's IRS on the phone, these 2 guys need an audit, STAT!

Bronx, NY

#958476 Aug 2, 2013
WHY ARE AMERICANS DEFECTING TO RUSSIA IT USED TO BE THE OTHER WAY AROUND The Obama administration is fighting a federal court ruling that would free the remainder of the mostly Black prison inmates convicted under now-defunct, viciously racially disparate crack cocaine laws. The First Black President and his Black attorney general are determined to keep “5,000 people in jail who have no reason to be there.”
mr owl

Norman, OK

#958477 Aug 2, 2013
Elections, Democrats that have evolved, and short-term memory...

"RICHMOND — Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who took a hard line against payday lenders in his bid for governor four years ago, has accepted their support this time around..."

Bronx, NY

#958478 Aug 2, 2013
Obama and GOP Speak Same Language: Corporate Tax Cuts = Jobs
President Obama, like his Republican colleagues, says the word “jobs” when he really means “corporate tax cuts.” He lectured in the same Corp-Speak in Chattanooga, where he told low-wage workers how wonderful their bosses are, and what economic miracles could be accomplished by lavishing corporations with “incentives” to do the right thing.

Obama and GOP Speak Same Language: Corp Tax Cuts = Jobs

There is no jobs creation plan, only a series of corporate tax giveaway programs.”

President Obama went to a low wage warehouse in Chattanooga in the right-to-work state of Tennessee to renew his offer to massively lower corporate tax rates – from 35 to 28 percent – and had the nerve to call it a Grand Bargain for the middle class. Surrounding the president were employees who do backbreaking work for $11 or $12 an hour – and can by no stretch of imagination be considered middle class. Obama praised their cutthroat Amazon corporation bosses as the sort of benign masters that he’s depending on to bring the country back to economic health – once they’ve been properly incentivized with lower tax rates, on the one hand, and outright public subsidies, on the other. Amazon is only invested in Tennessee because the state has given the corporation huge tax breaks that will allow it to undercut other book sellers, forcing them out of business and their workers into unemployment. Amazon’s 7,000 new, low wage jobs come at the cost of lay-offs and bankruptcies among its competitors. It’s the Wal-Mart business model, which is quite popular at the White House.

The Obamas have a special place in their hearts for corporations of all kinds, as long as they’re big. The president told the Amazon warehouse workers, whose jobs are not very good, that he wants to create good jobs in other industries through renewable energy and electric cars and cheap natural gas – that is,“fracking.” Of course, by that he means providing additional government subsidies and tax breaks to corporations. Good jobs, presumably, will trickle down. Obama urged Congress to pass his Fix-It-First program to rebuild bridges and other public infrastructure, while blaming the Republicans for gutting government through “sequester” of spending. But it was Obama who proposed the sequestration disaster in the first place, as part of his earlier Grand Bargain with the GOP, in 2011.

“Good jobs, presumably, will trickle down.”

Obama used the Chattanooga visit to re-pitch much of his last State of the Union Address, in which he pledged to work for a public private partnership to upgrade the privately-owned U.S. infrastructure, such as energy grids and ports. That’s a euphemism for spending billions in public monies to subsidize private, profit making corporations. Obama calls that a jobs program.

He also thinks workers should be appreciative of the Free Trade deals whose proliferation has coincided with the destruction of the U.S. manufacturing base and the loss of millions of jobs that really were “good.” Obama promised to call a meeting of the CEOs of the same corporations that sent the jobs overseas, to ask them to do more for the country – as if they haven’t done enough, already. He’s got another program, called Select USA, that offers tax breaks and other incentives to foreign corporations that locate facilities in the U.S. Since so many U.S. headquartered high-tech corporations, like Apple, are actually Chinese companies for purposes of employment, Obama might as well combine his various tax break programs and hand out the goodies to CEOs regardless of nationality. In fact, that’s close to the actual practice. There is no jobs creation plan, only a series of corporate tax giveaway programs.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#958479 Aug 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, you know that, and I know that, and anyone with a grain of common sense knows that.
But that didn't happen, did it? This teacher got paid for sitting in a room and surfing the Internet for five months before she was fired - and then she sued and got her job back.
Competition and choice is the ONLY solution to this kind of insanity.
School systems should monitor internet activity and set filtered time allocations according to instructor schedules.

Maybe that would help some of them stop their addictions to the No intelligence required social media sites...and to start teaching again!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#958480 Aug 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
who's going to admit they're wrong on the back of right wing nonsense?
bad enough that you FOXbots try to tell us you're right on the back of right wing nonsense.
You would never admit Democrats loosening bank requirements for bad mortgages loans is responsible for getting us into this mess to begin with. This raw fact eludes you despite proof beyond any doubt.

So why would you admit your party's policies are continuing to fail us despite the economy and the GDP under republican leadership in the past did just fine - and despite democrats reneging on promises to cut the budget in exchange for tax increases under republican leadership in the past?

You are the poster child of a blind useful idiot, sonic, sorry to say.

Think of it like this. Democrats are ones who broke the expensive lamp in the first place but the parents still put them in charge of breaking everything else.

You're like the gullible parent who will find out too late you misjudged the wrong child.
mr owl

Norman, OK

#958481 Aug 2, 2013
Democrats, elections, and phony scandals are only created by Repubicans...


remembering when:
Killing big bird, Binders of women, and dogs on cars...

were scandals?

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