Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236922 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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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#959837 Aug 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>CRA did its you that has been spinning & deflecting nobody else and everybody is seeing it and I will post the article again that is clear as day along with the FRB link too about the CRA.
The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities
Howard Husock
The Clinton administration has turned the Community Reinvestment Act, a once-obscure and lightly enforced banking regulation law, into one of the most powerful mandates shaping American cities—and, as Senate Banking Committee chairman Phil Gramm memorably put it, a vast extortion scheme against the nation's banks. Under its provisions, U.S. banks have committed nearly $1 trillion for inner-city and low-income mortgages and real estate development projects, most of it funneled through a nationwide network of left-wing community groups, intent, in some cases, on teaching their low-income clients that the financial system is their enemy and, implicitly, that government, rather than their own striving, is the key to their well-being.
Nevertheless, until recently, the CRA didn't matter all that much. During the seventies and eighties, CRA enforcement was perfunctory. Regulators asked banks to demonstrate that they were trying to reach their entire "assessment area" by advertising in minority-oriented newspapers or by sending their executives to serve on the boards of local community groups. The Clinton administration changed this state of affairs dramatically. Ignoring the sweeping transformation of the banking industry since the CRA was passed, the Clinton Treasury Department's 1995 regulations made getting a satisfactory CRA rating much harder. The new regulations de-emphasized subjective assessment measures in favor of strictly numerical ones. Bank examiners would use federal home-loan data, broken down by neighborhood, income group, and race, to rate banks on performance. There would be no more A's for effort. Only results—specific loans, specific levels of service—would count. Where and to whom have home loans been made? Have banks invested in all neighborhoods within their assessment area? Do they operate branches in those neighborhoods?
http://www.city-journal.org/html/10_1_the_tri...
"Red Lining or Red Herring?"
http://www.dallasfed.org/assets/documents/res...
It doesn't change your author's opinion 8 years later no matter what you claim.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#959838 Aug 5, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Loved the film.
"One cut of the film includes bloopers from a deleted scene, played during the closing credits: Sellers, lying on a gurney, tries in vain to recite the "message" given by the gang leader (one of the gang members is played by future Allman Brothers band bassist Oteil Burbridge), which includes quite a bit of swearing, with a straight face. Sellers ends up flubbing the lines and laughing instead"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_There
Visited the "Biltmore Estate"
Post more films
That was the funniest part of the entire movie to me - that blooper outtake of Sellers trying to get out that line without laughing at the end.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959839 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Galt slings more slurs.
Is that all you right whiners got?
The FACTS are that Obama has increased racial polarization, has increased black unemployment, and has driven the black community further into poverty.

And it gets worse every day.

Think about that "slur" for a while.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#959840 Aug 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>another deflection.
You sure are.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#959841 Aug 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
According to Woodward, Gene Sperling, a senior White House official, had "been less than gracious and intimidating."
Woodward then received criticism from journalists and pundits - probably instigated by Sperling at Obama's behest.
It was only after Sperling sent Woodward an email apologizing for his overreaction did Woodward become more forgiving and toned down his criticism.
Woodward also made a point of saying he had had many disagreements with David Axelrod but Axelrod never said “You’re going to regret reaching a conclusion that we don’t like.”
(By the way, David Axelrod just created "scandals" about Obama's opponents. Obama won unopposed twice in the Illinois Senate and unopposed once in U.S. Senate after an alleged "nasty divorce" scandal by one opponent and an alleged "sex" scandal by another was smeared all over the newspapers.)
Don't you find those odds rather unusual? One candidate wins unopposed three times?
With my own eyes I watched Woodward backpedal. Book sales doll__no more no less. The guy is no longer relevant, he's on the outside looking in__an he wannabe-an he wannabe-back on the inside.

Catch my drift girl?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959842 Aug 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>again
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas had it right when it said—in a paper pointedly entitled "Red Lining or Red Herring?"—"the CRA may not be needed in today's financial environment to ensure all segments of our economy enjoy access to credit." True, some households—those with a history of credit problems, for instance, or those buying homes in neighborhoods where re-selling them might be difficult—may not qualify for loans at all, and some may have to pay higher interest rates, in reflection of higher risk. But higher rates in such situations are balanced by lower house prices. This is not a conspiracy against the poor; it's how markets measure risk and work to make credit available.
http://www.city-journal.org/html/10_1_the_tri...
People with a history of credit problems should remain renters.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#959843 Aug 5, 2013
shrimp_on_a_treadmill wrote:
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If CONS cannot believe the CRA caused the financial crisis then you cannot believe smoking dopes makes it ok to screw a mule!
If that's what you want to do, so be it son.

I have no control over your urges with mules.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#959844 Aug 5, 2013
shrimp_on_a_treadmill wrote:
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Stick to scrubbing man balls....
That will give your life meaning!
I don't want to take your job away.

after all, there's not much else you're good for son.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959845 Aug 5, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans are with President Obama and you are with teabaggers?
In an attempt to break through the political impasse in Egypt, U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are expected to arrive in Cairo on Monday to meet with Egypt's interim leaders.
The two Republican senators will meet with interim President Adly Mansour, Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, said Egyptian foreign affairs spokesman Badr Abdelatty.
McCain and Graham are making the trip at U.S. President Barack Obama's request.
McCain and Graham are Obama Quislings who want the US to invade Syria to support Al Qaeda.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#959846 Aug 5, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not sharecropping.
And your point is?

Thousands of slaves were already working the land General Sherman promised to them with forty acres and a mule.

President Andrew Jackson, a Democrat and the successor after Lincoln's death, revoked that promise and gave the land back to white slave owners.

Again, your point?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#959847 Aug 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The FACTS are that Obama has increased racial polarization, has increased black unemployment, and has driven the black community further into poverty.
And it gets worse every day.
Think about that "slur" for a while.
Cons sure do make race an issue.

Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and.....
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#959848 Aug 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
People with a history of credit problems should remain renters.
What does that have to do with CRA?
Little Nitwit

New York, NY

#959849 Aug 5, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You sure are.
You sure are.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#959850 Aug 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you should change your screen name since that is what a Modern Liberal is nothing more than a Bigot parading around calling themselve a Liberal when the is nothing Liberal about Modern Pseudo Liberalism who advocate big government involvement in the economical matters like the CRA was.
Classical Liberalism vs. Modern Liberalism and Modern Conservatism
http://www.ncpa.org/pub/classical-liberalism-...
And the little dog laughed, to see such a sight and the muddfkn dish ran away with the psuedo spoon.

Doo Dah Doo Dah!
Little Nitwit

New York, NY

#959851 Aug 5, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>If that's what you want to do, so be it son.
I have no control over your urges with mules.
If that's what you want to do, so be it son.

I have no control over your urges with mules.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#959852 Aug 5, 2013
shrimp_on_a_treadmill wrote:
<quoted text>
If CONS cannot believe the CRA caused the financial crisis then you cannot believe smoking dopes makes it ok to screw a mule!
Why do you Pseudo Liberals think why the Federal Reserve was advocating Congress to make the necessary legislative changes to CRA and the Federal Reserve got them it was because of the legistlative changes done in 1990's that created & allowed these Bad Mortgages to begin with that the Clinton Adminstration was involved with & mandating to be given to people who could not afford them and with the New Changes to CRA now these low income people cant get houses now like they did before under the Clinton Adminstration until they can prove they are financially able to get a loan which before under the Clinton Adminstration they didnt have to prove nothing and if you go back you will find the link that shows the legislative changes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959853 Aug 5, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>With my own eyes I watched Woodward backpedal. Book sales doll__no more no less. The guy is no longer relevant, he's on the outside looking in__an he wannabe-an he wannabe-back on the inside.
Catch my drift girl?
Yes, girlie man, real journalists are no longer relevant.
LCN Llin

United States

#959854 Aug 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
According to Woodward, Gene Sperling, a senior White House official, had "been less than gracious and intimidating."
Woodward then received criticism from journalists and pundits - probably instigated by Sperling at Obama's behest.
It was only after Sperling sent Woodward an email apologizing for his overreaction did Woodward become more forgiving and toned down his criticism.
Woodward also made a point of saying he had had many disagreements with David Axelrod but Axelrod never said “You’re going to regret reaching a conclusion that we don’t like.”
(By the way, David Axelrod just created "scandals" about Obama's opponents. Obama won unopposed twice in the Illinois Senate and unopposed once in U.S. Senate after an alleged "nasty divorce" scandal by one opponent and an alleged "sex" scandal by another was smeared all over the newspapers.)
Don't you find those odds rather unusual? One candidate wins unopposed three times?
Republicans may be able to rerun the 2012 election?

-
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were aided by Mark Felt who provided Washington Post reporter Woodward with critical information on the story that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in 1974.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felt

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#959855 Aug 5, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Reuter's article makes it appear to be some humongous joint venture with various other government agencies. Unfortunately, those agencies don't communicate with each other in a way that makes any sense___jealousy perhaps with an pinch of stupid and a dash of laziness.
The DEA has been out of control since it's inception.
Yes and another big thanks to the "less government" GOP. An entire police agency for ONE law. Can you say "disproportionate response" Mr. Nixon?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#959856 Aug 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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People with a history of credit problems should remain renters.
I totally agree try getting somebody like Yeah to see that.

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