Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509262 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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bureau_hq

Lockhart, TX

#960707 Aug 7, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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There's a big damned difference between being adversarial and being out and out obstructive dimwit. Let's consider this quote "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Considering that the House Republicans have put forth this useless legislation that has zero chance of going anywhere we can come to the conclusion that they're totally off the wall crazy.
How is Obamacare Communistic moron? People still get their coverage from private sector companies and still go to private sector hospitals and see private sector health providers. It's less radical than a proposal made by Richard Nixon and almost identical to one put forth by Bob Dole. An almost identical system was signed into law by Mitt Romney as Governor of Massachusetts. Hell, the whole thing including the individual mandate, insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion were built on a blueprint drawn by the Heritage Foundation.
As for getting a job, I've spent the better part of half a century in the work force starting with my first job in high school. I've earned my retirement. So GFY.
Lenin here,
Quit acting a fool, and mount yer mule!

Quit actin batty and smoke yer fatty!

Cabbage water and donkey for you!

Kommie sense by
Komrad Lenin
PDUPONT

Easthampton, MA

#960708 Aug 7, 2013
tell_it_like_it_is wrote:
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Liberals are losy with money in general-especially other peoples money!
Yeah moron, it was liberals that took 40 useless, going nowhere votes in the House that wasted 60 million taxpayer dollars.
You're an idiot!

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960710 Aug 7, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Given as you are a Ron Paul fan, I wont point out how retarded the above post was. I WILL however, point out how erroneous it was (with citation).
As I said before, the worst shellacking in history (when taking into consideration all levels of government)......:-)
United States elections, 2010
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2010 United States elections were held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
Approximately 82.5 million people voted.[2]
The Democratic Party suffered massive defeats in many national and state level elections, with many seats switching to Republican Party control. The Republican Party gained 63 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, recapturing the majority, and making it the largest seat change since 1948 and the largest for any midterm election since the 1938 midterm elections.
The Republicans gained six seats in the U.S. Senate, expanding its minority, and also gained 680 seats in state legislative races,[3][4][5] to break the previous majority record of 628 set by Democrats in the post-Watergate elections of 1974.[5]
Read it & weep, wimpy dem phags (cause history is going to repeat itself)....
Both houses:

United States elections, 1994
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1994 elections in the United States were held on November 8, 1994. This was the year known as the Republican Revolution, in which members of the Republican Party stormed back to majorities in the House and Senate. Republicans were able to gain eight Senate seats, fifty-four House seats, and ten governorships.

United States elections, 2006
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. All United States House of Representatives seats and one third of the United States Senate seats were contested in this election, as well as 36 state governorships, many state legislatures, four territorial legislatures and many state and local races. The election resulted in a sweeping victory for the Democratic Party which captured the House of Representatives, the Senate, and a majority of governorships and state legislatures from the Republican Party.

Do you not understand why those victories were so much greater than the 2010 GOP win? How much legislation has the GOP House been able to advance through both the Senate and the WH?

Since: Nov 11

United States

#960711 Aug 7, 2013
Liberals still blaming Bush for last month's incompetent Obama's unemployment numbers!!!

Good grief!

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960712 Aug 7, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Did you just call me a moron, fatboy? After I was nice to your retarded post earlier? See, no good deed goes unpunished (and that's why I sap mofos cold most of the time).
No, I DONT mean RINOS that have merged the Republican party to a homogenized blend with dumocrats. The strict Constitutionalist Repub that can save this country from its inevitable ruin has yet to emerge (and just might not ever)....
Yeah, like you've never called me a name.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960713 Aug 7, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"dumos"
Your crap is getting a little hot? You are getting nasty? "carol" is kicking your worthless butt, again? The discussion was about the stimulus boondoggle. Get with the program, try to be relevant. Just once. Try to do so with out lying. Some thing you do on a regular basis.
Peace
KMA
I won't let a lyin' sack like you whine about Democratic spending while ignoring Republican spending.

What don't you get?

Deficit spending is deficit spending it doesn't matter which party is doing it because they both do it equally.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960714 Aug 7, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"dumos"
Pray tell why will the democrats in the senate not vote on the 40 plus bills sent to them by the house. Are they cowards like you? Are they afraid will pass?
You should have no problem, after all you are an expert BSer on every thing.
Peace
KMA
Its not my job to educate a boob like you on basic civics and politics, it was the job of someone else who obviously failed miserably.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960715 Aug 7, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Obama talked about improving the ports along the Gulf in North Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida, on Leno tonight.
Only their ports are on the Atlantic Ocean.
Never before have I heard such a bag of hot air and a bunch of trained seals who clapped on cue.
But we learned who invited who to the famous Obama/Hillary lunch date and that we need to invest in infrastructure and that this president thinks it's important to stand up for gays in countries who aren't kind to them.
Meanwhile, we're bracing for the possibility of another 9/11.
God help us.
Goodnight.
O'bama thinks they will be having swimming and balance beam at the WINTER Olympics-the O'bama is a moron. One thing for sure, O'bama makes GW Bush look like the smartest president in recent history.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960716 Aug 7, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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This has been posted a million times on here...
Clinton years...
$4,188,092,107,183.60
$5,727,776,738,304.64
$1.6t in new debt
Bush II years...
$5,727,776,738,304.64
$10,626,877,048,913.08
$4.9t in new debt
both sucked (fiscally that is)...period...
current schmuk:
01/20/2009
$10,626,877,048,913.08
08/01/2013
$16,738,600,261,139.01
>>>>>>$6.1t <<<<<<in new debt.
Obama is the biggest spender of all
end of story.
check mate.
done...
Below is what I posted. According to your numbers the debt has increased 60% during Obama's tenure. What a coincidence! Your other numbers aren't measuring the same thing mine are.

Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Actually the debt is up 60% over the $9.3 trillion Bush left.
Percentagewise that's still nothing compared to Reagan/HW Bush's quadrupling the debt and W. Bush's doubling of it.
There's still time though, its not likely but the possibility exists that he could tie W. Bush with an $18.6 trillion debt when he leaves office.
Its currently over $15 trillion.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960717 Aug 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Conservatives understand that free international trade is essential and that protective barriers are doomed to failure.
The primary opposition to free trade is from labor unions.
Don't explain it to me, explain it to your "conservative" brothers and sisters on here who don't seem to get it.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#960718 Aug 7, 2013
Tonto 2 wrote:
Tonto discover defenseless christians really just greeedy whites and jews. what you make of that? Tonto just gettin' used to concept that life is a big apple with worm in it, but now he discover it about protectin' defenseless christians. Lot to take in.
Lake Elsinore called, they said for yew to quit playing destructively with matches, DUHMMY.
ra_con_teur

Norman, OK

#960719 Aug 7, 2013
Meanwhile...

In Obamacare land...

...earning $7850 a month will get you a subsidy!

"$94,200 for a family of four will be eligible for federal subsidies."

http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/06/news/economy/...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960720 Aug 7, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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He wasn't the President yet but he had been elected. My Gawd you right-wingers are STUPID!
No- I did not elect the STUPID O'bama.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960721 Aug 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Your analysis, although absolutely correct, classifies you as a greedy pig unwilling to share with others and unwilling to bust your ass without monetary incentive.
Shame on you.
Those burger flippers deserve just as much money as you nuclear nerds.
Good point, consider myself schooled.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960722 Aug 7, 2013
O'bama runs around telling Americans that Benghazi is a phony scandal and yet: Prosecutors have filed the first charges in the Benghazi terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic post against militia leader Ahmed Khattalah.
Nearly a year after the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed, CNN is reporting that a indictment under seal has been filed against Khattalah.


O'bama is a phony President. O'bama makes GW Bush look like the smartest President in recent history.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#960723 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I won't let a lyin' sack like you whine about Democratic spending while ignoring Republican spending.
What don't you get?
Deficit spending is deficit spending it doesn't matter which party is doing it because they both do it equally.
No objection here, both parties have discovered the art of buying votes with taxpayer money.

The Socialist/Democrats, however, have elevated it to an art form. The payoff of 800 billion to state gubbermint union retirement funds a few years ago was a master stroke. Bailing out the UAW was nice too.

I take it from your post that you don't think buying votes is a good idea. Good. So this means you are against Obamacare, rampant food stamp spending, etc.?

What are you going to do about it? Stop voting for the S/D's? It's a choice between excessive spending (GOP) and absurdly excessive spending (S/D).
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#960724 Aug 7, 2013
Congressman Ted Yoho and the Trivialization of Racism

Ted Yoho thinks a tanning tax is racist. Never mind that the tax applies to anyone who enters a tanning salon, regardless of race. Never mind that the tax, like a cigarette tax, is a user tax imposed upon a specific behavior that assumes unnecessary health risks. Never mind that the tax would fund a health care system that could in return be used to pay for the very skin cancer treatments tanning salon patrons might require later in life, as a result of their choice to expose themselves to excess radiation. To Ted Yoho, the tax is racist because Congressman Yoho believes in white victimhood, and in his mind it is so unfair that the tanning bed tax might disproportionately burden people who look like him. Boo hoo.

It would be easy to dismiss Yoho’s comments as simply the product of his manifest and monumental stupidity, but unfortunately his claims of being oppressed by “Obama’s racism” is an all too familiar chorus from today’s Republican right-wing. By trivializing racism, and by reversing the role of victim and oppressor, the Republicans are engaged in an active campaign to undermine efforts to address real racism in this country and to perpetuate the racial inequality that continues to exist. If they can reduce our conceptualization of racism to petty injustices perpetrated against people of privilege, they can by extension attempt to discredit all claims of racism by trivializing the very definition of the term.

What Republicans would like us to overlook is that real racism is institutionalized and its effects are far more pervasive and damaging than a mere inconvenience like paying a tanning tax. Institutionalized racism affects housing practices, income levels, labor market discrimination, incarceration rates, educational opportunities and health care accessibility, all of which, taken together are not matters of convenience but can literally be matters of life and death.

....In nearly every aspect of life, institutional racism creates structural barriers that have a negative impact on the life chances of people of color. This reality is apparently unrecognized by Congressman Yoho, who instead casts Obama as a racist because of a tax on tanning beds. With such a tone deaf understanding of racism, it is no wonder that the GOP is having a hard time attracting minority voters. The fact that Republican voices in Congress are railing against “racism against whites” because of a small tax on tanning beds instead of addressing the very real problem of systemic structural racism that affects people of color daily, is symptomatic of the problems inherent within a political party that has become so insular and so white that they simply cannot comprehend what real racism looks like.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/06/congre...

and now because i'm pointing out that conservatives have a problem with racism i'll be called a racist.

so be it. for as long as i have reason to point out right wing racism i'll just have to to be a racist. at least i have something in common with you wingnuts.

the other backlash will be a some uber-racist posting stories about black crime.

you do know that if every crime story that concerned a white person started with 'White Person Commits....' we'd be reading 6 times more of those then we would the other. there's a very good reason all you racist wingnuts need to talk about per capita.

Since: May 11

Shippensburg, PA

#960725 Aug 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama is the only one to have executed American citizens without due process, by imperial decree.
Police & Swat Teams do it everyday.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#960726 Aug 7, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Liberals still blaming Bush for last month's incompetent Obama's unemployment numbers!!!
Good grief!
Conservatives still don't know that in spite of their obstruction Obama's leadership has helped us add new private sector jobs for over 40 straight months.

Good grief!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#960727 Aug 7, 2013
Tonto 2 wrote:
Moral: There are no winners or losers, there are just apples. Hey clown-boys, Tonto just made 6 women come.
GAW you are patheTIC lol

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