Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1275517 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: Aug 11

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#959645 Aug 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Is the GOP self-destructing?
The Republicans can't seem to agree on anything.
We've all grown used to a Congress locked in bitter warfare between two parties, producing gridlock on federal spending and other pressing issues. But the Congress that left Washington last week hit a new high in another category: gridlock among Republicans.
Take last week's unremarkable proposal by President Obama for a deal to combine corporate tax cuts (an idea Republicans love) with an increase in spending on roads and other public works (an idea only some Republicans love).
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has emerged as Obama's chief partner in trying to negotiate bipartisan deals, praised the idea as "a good start." Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate Republican leader, denounced it as a trick to boost government spending. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a leader of the up-and-coming tea party faction, said Republicans should stop talking about any deals and threaten to shut down the federal government instead.
And that was only in the Senate. In the House, where Republicans run the chamber, the chaos was even worse. When House leaders tried to pass exactly the sort of deep cuts in transportation and housing programs they've been calling for, they suddenly discovered that they didn't have a majority; some GOP members thought the cuts were too deep, and others thought they weren't deep enough.
How divided are Republicans in Congress? So divided, one conservative joked, that it shouldn't be called a civil war: "It's not organized enough for that."
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentar...
another thing, you are a using a left wing source for your information just pointing that out since you accuse everybody else as using right wing sites that dont fit the Pseudo Liberal Agenda which is based on false pretense and Detroit Michigan has proven that.

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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#959646 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you back up your claim or not?
Gilwigan...is that yew??? Them occupie anyone elses anything ghetto streeters are depleting yer gruel stew!
LCN Llin

United States

#959647 Aug 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Democrat party had already self destructed years ago in the 1960's with those New Left Democrats as they called themselve tookover the party and LBJ was there leader who was a racist.
The new left destroyed the Democrats in the 1960s.

Love the RINO fight! Tea party against the Republicans in 2013.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#959648 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Repairing our infrastructure is not repairing all of it. You're ridiculous..
Remember those shovel (shit) ready jobs??? ROTFLMAO--did you buy a shovel for the O'bama crap? According to Recovery.gov , the President’s own website which accounts for the stimulus funding (ahem), of the first $787 billion stimulus bill, only $18.5 billion (less than seven percent) has been paid out by the Department of Transportation on these “shovel ready” jobs.

Let me repeat that: less than seven percent has gone for the promised transportation infrastructure.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#959649 Aug 5, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
<quoted text>I hate when people say Obama hasn't created jobs. Like he could actually, really do something. And they don't give him credit for all the flexibility the new part-timers have or all the leisure time those who have completely given up looking have.
And I hate when they say things like
Falling down on the jobs
Barack Obama just can't crack the unemployment problem
The latest abysmal report on the American workplace makes clear that President Obama hasn’t a prayer of talking his way to robust job creation. He’ll have to do a whole lot more than give speeches.
Thud, the government’s numbers went Friday.
The economy added just 162,000 jobs in July, the lowest monthly total since January, and the counts for the previous two months were revised downward. At this pace, the U.S. would languish for more than a decade before returning to pre-Great Recession employment levels.
And the news was worse than that. Hidden in the statistics was the fact that America has gotten most proficient at creating part-time rather than full-time jobs. This helped put a falsely happy face on an ever so slight decline in the unemployment rate to 7.4%.
Fully 8.25 million Americans who would rather have full-time work are now part-timers. And another 1.2 million are marginally attached to the labor force.
In July, the average work week and average hourly earnings fell. The number of people officially in the workforce dropped, by some 40,000. The labor participation rate is at a 34-year low.
Obama has begun to talk about some of the wreckage — kind of.
After running a reelection campaign in which he purported to see progress in the comeback from the collapse he inherited in 2008, the President is delivering addresses aimed, he says, at pushing Washington to move on a job-creation agenda.
Despite the economy’s persistent, debilitating weakness, he asks the country to accept the premise that “we’ve started to lay a new foundation for a stronger, more durable America” and then he says that, of course, more must be done.
Never does he squarely assess the emergency, an evasion that undermines a sense of urgency while sparing him from having to defend his failure to deliver more for the U.S. worker.
Although he has put constructive ideas on the table — including corporate tax reform and infrastructure spending — the President has heated his pitch with populist appeals on income inequality and attacks on congressional Republicans. None of which will get Obama any closer to a job-creation program than he got to gun control.
Like it or not, if he is going to remedy the declining standard of living of America’s working and middle classes, Obama must partner more constructively with his GOP adversaries.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, he signaled that he might head in that direction, saying:“I want to make sure that all of us in Washington are investing as much time, as much energy, as much debate on how we grow the economy and grow the middle class as we’ve spent over the last two to three years arguing about how we reduce the deficits.” Then he was asked about his legacy should America remain stalled. He answered:
“I think if I’m arguing for entirely different policies and Congress ends up pursuing policies that I think don’t make sense and we get a bad result, it’s hard to argue that’d be my legacy.”
He was wrong. His legacy would be a two-term President who just couldn’t get things done, but played the most golf and wifey had the best vacations.
When you bring up golf & vacations, we all know you are an idiot.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#959650 Aug 5, 2013
Last June, I issued a challenge to everyone involved in the housing industry to help increase the number of minority families to be home owners. And what I'm talking about, I'm talking about your bankers and your brokers and developers, as well as members of faith-based community and community programs. And the response to the home owners challenge has been very strong and very gratifying. Twenty-two public and private partners have signed up to help meet our national goal. Partners in the mortgage finance industry are encouraging homeownership by purchasing more loans made by banks to African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.

Representatives of the real estate and homebuilding industries, through their nationwide networks or affiliates, are committed to broadening homeownership. They made the commitment to help meet the national goal we set.

Freddie Mae -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- I see the heads who are here; I want to thank you all for coming --(laughter)-- have committed to provide more money for lenders. They've committed to help meet the shortage of capital available for minority home buyers.

....Freddie Mac recently began 25 initiatives around the country to dismantle barriers and create greater opportunities for homeownership. One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans.

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#959651 Aug 5, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, yes they did. The regulators charged with enforcing the CRA praised them. At the behest of HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, Fannie and Freddie promised to buy $2 trillion of “affordable” mortgages. The government was intentionally decreasing the risks to the original lenders in order to increase loans to low-income borrowers, and minorities in particular. Alright, so let's blame the 'minoritites' for signing a piece of paper--hell, if you don't want to blame CRA, let's blame the ignorant who thought they were getting something for nothing, a democrats' Utopia. Low income and no income dwellers, lower-income neighborhoods, where the foreclosures are almost twice as likely. This suggests that the kind of low income borrowers targeted by the CRA are likely to be responsible for the majority of subprime foreclosures. O'bama and his community organizing antics sure did a lot of damage in Chicago. I am sure Detroit had the same community agitating problems.
Now you claim all FHA loans are CRA loans.

Show me where the CRA called for no Doc loans.

Do you know what a community organizers is? I didn't think so.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#959652 Aug 5, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
The new left destroyed the Democrats in the 1960s.
Love the RINO fight! Tea party against the Republicans in 2013.
With silver anvils fashioned in little sociolist euro derwinian "hamlets" for atop they pointy little heads?

lol
Anthony W

New York, NY

#959653 Aug 5, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I do not believe there were any threats. If there was as much chatter as there was before 9-11 something, somewhere would have been blown up. And closing embassies? what ever happened to:
"These colors never run."
O'bama shows the world what a liberal coward looks like. There were no threats-just another game played by O'bama.
And if there were another attack, we liberals would have to be on the lookout for signs of patriotism that we can later label as too rah, rah. It just isn't cool and as the first lady proudly said in disgust, "All this for a flag?"

We libs have to stay politically correct, and I for one am tired of this patriotism being put out there for all to see like when people actually sing the Star Spangled Banner without grabbing their crotchs and spitting.

So the patriot named Billy Eisengrein, better known as the third firefighter on the right on Sept. 11, 2001, stood amid the wreckage of Ground Zero when he spotted two firefighters. One held in his hand a miracle: a large, unscathed American flag.

Climbing atop the roof of a construction trailer, piled with debris that used to be the World Trade Center, the men — George Johnson (on the left), Daniel McWilliams (center), and William “Billy’’ Eisengrein — proudly hoisted that flag into the air.

The moment was captured, in its poetry, by the shutter of Record photographer Thomas Franklin.


But 12 years later, because of libs that moment has been reduced to rubble.

Patriotic Americans at the 9/11 museum wanted to display the picture of the men, victoriously raising the Stars and Stripes in defiance of the terrorists who tried to destroy us, but were slammed and slandered by some PC liberal staffers at the yet-to-open 9/11 Museum.

Creative director Michael Shulan called the snap too “rah rah America.’’ Eventually, the photo was placed in the museum — grouped with two other pictures, its power reduced by America-averse pinheads.

Once again, Billy Eisengrein feels he’s under attack.

“It offends me as an American,’’ he told me.“To downplay and diminish [the picture]. It is bulls--t!

“It’s political correctness and trying to rewrite history. People are not afraid about offending Americans, and people who have a strong belief on what this country was founded on,’’ said Billy, 49, still a firefighter at Rescue 2 in Brooklyn.

“If it was up to me — and you can print this — if he thinks that picture is too rah-rah America, he should move someplace better in this world to live. I’ve had it with political correctness. It’s taking the country down.’’

Oh Billy! So what if we’ve fallen far since 9/11. The case of the savaged picture illustrates how displays of patriotism makes us liberal folks uncomfortable. Many in power, in the media, and even those designing museums that co-star terrorists would rather meditate on what America did to make them hate us, rather than what we can do to vanquish our enemies. A compromise over the picture was proposed by curator Jan Ramirez. The flag-waving photo was minimized in favor of three shots, taken at different angles of the scene.

As Michelle put it, "all this for a flag?" What is we offend future pilots of jets that will fly into buildings?

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#959654 Aug 5, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>So let's get this straight. After four and a half years in office with the unemployment rate at 7.4 percent and the economy continuing to stagnate, the president's master plan is to raise the minimum wage and provide community college job training? Holy hell O'bama.
Really... do we as Americans deserve an idiot like this?
You are lying. Obama never said that was all that was needed.

The idea that there are certain jobs looking for trained employees would make a normal person think about providing training opportunities, But evidently not a dumbf*ck like you.

I love it how you right whiners call Obama an idiot because you think he isn't fixing the worst recession in 80 years, housing collapse, near financial meltdown, two quagmire warsfasts enough while you still support those that created that mess under YOUR PARTY's George W Bush.

Now that s pathetic.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#959655 Aug 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Last June, I issued a challenge to everyone involved in the housing industry to help increase the number of minority families to be home owners. And what I'm talking about, I'm talking about your bankers and your brokers and developers, as well as members of faith-based community and community programs. And the response to the home owners challenge has been very strong and very gratifying. Twenty-two public and private partners have signed up to help meet our national goal. Partners in the mortgage finance industry are encouraging homeownership by purchasing more loans made by banks to African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.
Representatives of the real estate and homebuilding industries, through their nationwide networks or affiliates, are committed to broadening homeownership. They made the commitment to help meet the national goal we set.
Freddie Mae -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- I see the heads who are here; I want to thank you all for coming --(laughter)-- have committed to provide more money for lenders. They've committed to help meet the shortage of capital available for minority home buyers.
....Freddie Mac recently began 25 initiatives around the country to dismantle barriers and create greater opportunities for homeownership. One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans.
http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...
Partisan libuhrulTic Duhmbocrats would blame a Bush..any Bush if...

A. The current o'prezidink tripped over he own mistied shoelaces.

B. Fo' Those givverment entileMENTALcase "sentinent cheese" crowds thinking duh givverment gonna pay they mortgages along with they fwee cell phone bills each month too.

I'm gonna have to start keeping a copy and paste "WahWahWah it awrl Bushes faurlt" list here.....
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#959656 Aug 5, 2013
Those wacky chimps are at it again!!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/05/justice/florida...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#959657 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You are lying. Obama never said that was all that was needed.
The idea that there are certain jobs looking for trained employees would make a normal person think about providing training opportunities, But evidently not a dumbf*ck like you.
I love it how you right whiners call Obama an idiot because you think he isn't fixing the worst recession in 80 years, housing collapse, near financial meltdown, two quagmire warsfasts enough while you still support those that created that mess under YOUR PARTY's George W Bush.
Now that s pathetic.
Whatever would you whiners do if you couldn't wahwahwah it awrrl Bushes fault allllllllllll the time.

They oughta mandate a day-NO Bush whining.

Might be a spike on crayola crayon sales for the day lol.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#959658 Aug 5, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Those wacky chimps are at it again!!
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/05/justice/florida...
Punks.

Bus drivers should carry mace and tasers, for bully punks like that.
LCN Llin

United States

#959659 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You are lying. Obama never said that was all that was needed.
The idea that there are certain jobs looking for trained employees would make a normal person think about providing training opportunities, But evidently not a dumbf*ck like you.
I love it how you right whiners call Obama an idiot because you think he isn't fixing the worst recession in 80 years, housing collapse, near financial meltdown, two quagmire warsfasts enough while you still support those that created that mess under YOUR PARTY's George W Bush.
Now that s pathetic.
Lies fly when their logic won't.
Carol to her credit. did come up with some leaders of the GOP other than Rush. Trouble is for the GOP, the Tea Party seems to be attacking Carols list as RINOs
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#959661 Aug 5, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
<quoted text>And if there were another attack, we liberals would have to be on the lookout for signs of patriotism that we can later label as too rah, rah. It just isn't cool and as the first lady proudly said in disgust, "All this for a flag?"
We libs have to stay politically correct, and I for one am tired of this patriotism being put out there for all to see like when people actually sing the Star Spangled Banner without grabbing their crotchs and spitting.
So the patriot named Billy Eisengrein, better known as the third firefighter on the right on Sept. 11, 2001, stood amid the wreckage of Ground Zero when he spotted two firefighters. One held in his hand a miracle: a large, unscathed American flag.
Climbing atop the roof of a construction trailer, piled with debris that used to be the World Trade Center, the men — George Johnson (on the left), Daniel McWilliams (center), and William “Billy’’ Eisengrein — proudly hoisted that flag into the air.
The moment was captured, in its poetry, by the shutter of Record photographer Thomas Franklin.
But 12 years later, because of libs that moment has been reduced to rubble.
Patriotic Americans at the 9/11 museum wanted to display the picture of the men, victoriously raising the Stars and Stripes in defiance of the terrorists who tried to destroy us, but were slammed and slandered by some PC liberal staffers at the yet-to-open 9/11 Museum.
Creative director Michael Shulan called the snap too “rah rah America.’’ Eventually, the photo was placed in the museum — grouped with two other pictures, its power reduced by America-averse pinheads.
Once again, Billy Eisengrein feels he’s under attack.
“It offends me as an American,’’ he told me.“To downplay and diminish [the picture]. It is bulls--t!
“It’s political correctness and trying to rewrite history. People are not afraid about offending Americans, and people who have a strong belief on what this country was founded on,’’ said Billy, 49, still a firefighter at Rescue 2 in Brooklyn.
“If it was up to me — and you can print this — if he thinks that picture is too rah-rah America, he should move someplace better in this world to live. I’ve had it with political correctness. It’s taking the country down.’’
Oh Billy! So what if we’ve fallen far since 9/11. The case of the savaged picture illustrates how displays of patriotism makes us liberal folks uncomfortable. Many in power, in the media, and even those designing museums that co-star terrorists would rather meditate on what America did to make them hate us, rather than what we can do to vanquish our enemies. A compromise over the picture was proposed by curator Jan Ramirez. The flag-waving photo was minimized in favor of three shots, taken at different angles of the scene.
As Michelle put it, "all this for a flag?" What is we offend future pilots of jets that will fly into buildings?
http://iconicphotos.files.wordpress.com/2011/...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#959662 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
What fraud is that? You mean the fraud put forth by the Republicans as this was their start of obstructionism putting their poor excuse of a Party ahead of our country's interests? That Fraud?
the Republicans were not in control of anything when the O'bama shovel shit ready stimulus started--now you are saying they 'obstructed' it? OMG brain deal fool.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#959663 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave and other Liberals here have proven… You can put everything Liberals/Democrats knows on the Tip Of A Pencil Head and still have Space and Stupid is Forever!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#959664 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You are lying. Obama never said that was all that was needed.
The idea that there are certain jobs looking for trained employees would make a normal person think about providing training opportunities, But evidently not a dumbf*ck like you.
I love it how you right whiners call Obama an idiot because you think he isn't fixing the worst recession in 80 years, housing collapse, near financial meltdown, two quagmire warsfasts enough while you still support those that created that mess under YOUR PARTY's George W Bush.
Now that s pathetic.
I had never seen this one until just now Duh A Vey.

But I certainly feel comfortable saying- it was NOT, NOT, NOT(!)...

ANY Bush flying that plane.

WHEN will you zombieTics figure that TRUTH out?

http://www.dirjournal.com/internet-journal/wp...
Anthony W

New York, NY

#959665 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
When you bring up golf & vacations, we all know you are an idiot.
Davey, we Democrats have to stick together and not get nasty. Hold still I want to send you a special picture to show you my "love", but you can nickname it anything you like.

So whatever do you mean calling me an idiot? All the explanations about the employment numbers are true Davey. But if you feel better ignoring them, then that is all that's matters.

I mean it’s not like I begrudge the Obama family's luxurious summer digs on yet another expensive vacation this year. It’s not like last years vacay at the $21 million, 28.5-acre Blue Heron Farm that has hosted Obama and his massive entourage since 2009 and isn't available for rental anymore because a British mogul snapped it up.

This year my BFF, Barack and Family, are staying with the Schulte's who made his money the way Mitt Romney did but its OK cause he’s a Democrat and loves Obama.

Of course if this private-equity whiz Schulte was a Republican and not a deep-pocketed Obama donor, the Occupy hordes and left-wing super-PACs would have made him a household name by now. The SEIU already would have picketed his private residence. Cher, Bette Midler and Chris Rock would be tweeting furiously about this privileged white robber baron in all caps.

Schulte, you see, earned his money in much the same way the demonized Mitt Romney did: through corporate restructuring and rescuing debt-burdened companies. He and his former partner, Sam Zell, have happily embraced the nickname “grave dancers” since the early 1990s. By 1993, their billion-dollar “vulture fund” based in Chicago had purchased all or part of Jacor Communications, the embattled media conglomerate; Sealy Corp., the mattress empire; and the distressed Schwinn Bicycle Co. The duo also scooped up Santa Fe Energy Resources (an oil and gas company) through a partnership and refinanced Revco D.S., the drugstore chain. Schulte called his financial playground “the land of broken dreams,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Team Obama had plenty of brutal depictions for GOP private-equity mavens during the 2012 campaign:“Looter.”“Corporate raider.”“Greedy Gekko.”“Heartless profiteer.” Liberal media outlets likened Romney's cohorts to mobsters, strip miners and cannibals.

Super-PAC Priorities USA Action, run by former Obama spokesman Bill Burton, teamed with shameless campaign-mouth-turned-CNN-talk er Stephanie Cutter to smear Romney's private-equity record.

They falsely accused Romney and Bain Capital of allowing laid-off steelworker Joe Soptic's wife to die of cancer — even though she had insurance coverage after he lost his job. Romney was no longer with the company when Soptic's plant closed, and the wife died seven years after Romney's departure.

Like Schulte, Romney's Bain record includes many successful turnarounds that saved workers' jobs, pensions and health benefits — including Staples and Sports Authority.

But Davey, I think you can agree that when Democrats do it, it's creative capitalism. But when Republicans do it, it's a criminal enterprise.

The double standards are rich. But Obama's coffers are richer.

Democrat demagoguery means never having to say you're sorry for throwing stones at glass houses while vacationing in the compounds that “vulture capitalism” built.

I love you Davey and I'm sending a picture just for you.

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