Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1374446 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

#960389 Aug 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The debt has not tripled. You people are dumber than sh*t.
The Debt when Obama took office was around 10.5 trillion.
The financial meltdown was announced in August of 2008. The Democrats had controlled Congress for 18 months, not two years. What policy did they change to create this?
The Recession started in 4th quarter of 2007. Please list the legislation the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created this recession. How much debt is directly attributabe to the Bush recession?
The housing collapse started in 2006.
Carol, you keep worshiping George Bush, Eric Cantor,John Boehner, Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan. They took us from the balance budget you fricken idiots vlim to love to economic disaster. ON PURPOSE. They voted to take us off that path.
Go back into your bubble of denial. It's safer for you there.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#960390 Aug 6, 2013
If America going to Recover from this Economic Disaster we need to Free ourselves from Liberal addiction’ Tax/Spend Obamacare!’ If we need proof Liberalism leads to despotism Detroit, Chicago, California and what’s the Liberals answer to solving our Economic Crisis MORE OF THE SAME!!
Anthony W

New York, NY

#960391 Aug 6, 2013
This is why I want to be Mayor. The children of New York City should not have to sleep with their mothers because they have nightmares about being shot by the NYPD!

Fourteen-year-old killed by NYPD cop a gang member, ex-shooting suspect:

A Bronx resident who claims to have witness Shaaliver Douse shoot a gang rival says:‘They rob people. They move drugs — weed, crack, whatever they can get their hands on. They all carry guns.’

Douse was arrested May 24 for attempted murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old boy linked to a Bronx gang called the Lyman Place Bosses. The victim was shot in the left shoulder at a BP gas station on Boston Road at Jefferson Place, just a mile and a half from where Douse died 3 a.m. Sunday.

The Bronx district attorney declined to prosecute Douse after the 15-year-old could not identify who shot him, a DA spokesman said.

Douse was due back in a Bronx courtroom later this month for a weapons possession charge stemming from a different arrest. Cops saw him drop a loaded .32-caliber H&R revolver on Crotona Ave. on Oct. 10, court papers say.

In her first public comments about her son’s death, Shanise Farrar described Douse as a child who slept with her because he was frightened by nightmares of being harmed by cops.

“I’m not saying he’s the best,” Farrar said near a shrine for her son at Gouverneur Morris Houses, where they lived.“But he’s my angel.”

Douse was firing from a 9-mm pistol at an unidentified man when two rookie cops on patrol saw him and ordered him to drop his weapon. When he didn’t, one officer fired a single shot, striking the teen in the jaw, cops said.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the shooting appeared justified.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mother-ar...

What kind of a world is this when your 14 year old is running around outside at 3am shooting people he has to worry about being shot by police!

Barack Obama needs to make a speech about the injustice of this crime too!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960392 Aug 6, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
I find these Obama jokes so disrespectful.
Obama brings home a pet skunk, and michelle sez, where will you keep it? Obama sez, I guess under our bed, michelle sez, what about the smell? Obama sez, well, he'll get used to it, just like I did.
Obama walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder, the bartender sez, wher'd ya get that? the parrot sez, Kenya, the place is full of em.
THEY ARE PUBLIC FIGURES lolololololololhahahahahahahah aha DID YOU HEAR THE WHERE OBAMA SAID HE WOULD BE HONEST
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960393 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Supported claims have been coming out of the woodwork for the past five years. You ignore all of them.
Maybe this will convince you?
“I think that the responsibility that the Democrats had may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress, or by me when I was President, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”– Former President Bill Clinton (D-AR), September 25, 2008
“Like a lot of my Democratic colleagues I was too slow to appreciate the recklessness of Fannie and Freddie. I defended their efforts to encourage affordable homeownership when in retrospect I should have heeded the concerns raised by their regulator in 2004. Frankly, I wish my Democratic colleagues would admit when it comes to Fannie and Freddie, we were wrong.”– Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL), September 30, 2008
Here we go again.

Facts will convince me. Your politics wont.

But if you really want to play politics, look at the dates bieng referenced.... 2000 - 2008.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/07/news/companie...

"Bank of America in $10 billion settlement with Fannie Mae
By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney January 7, 2013: 1:44 PM ET

BofA reached a $10.3 billion settlement with Fannie Mae on Monday.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

Bank of America has reached a $10.3 billion settlement with Fannie Mae to deal with questionable home loans it sold to the government-backed mortgage financer during the housing bubble.

BofA (BAC, Fortune 500) will pay $3.55 billion in cash to Fannie as part of the deal. It will also repurchase 30,000 questionable mortgages that are likely to produce losses, paying Fannie $6.75 billion for the loans. The loans had been bundled into mortgage-backed securities, and then were bought and guaranteed by Fannie Mae.

The purchase of bad home loans by Fannie Mae led to massive losses, a government takeover in 2008 and a $116 billion bailout to keep it functioning as a major source of home loans.

The loans were originated between 2000 and 2008 by Countrywide Financial, a leading mortgage and subprime home loan lender that BofA purchased for $4 billion in 2008. The loans covered by the settlement had an original value of $1.4 trillion.

In addition, BofA announced it agreed to sell the servicing rights on 2 million other mortgages worth a total of about $306 billion, as the bank moves to put distance between itself and many of its problematic home loans. BofA will pay an additional $1.3 billion to Fannie to resolve servicing issues.

The agreement comes the same day that the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reached a separate $8.5 billion settlement with 10 banks, including BofA, to settle foreclosure abuse charges. The other banks are Aurora, Citigroup (C, Fortune 500), JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500), MetLife Bank (MET, Fortune 500), PNC (PNC, Fortune 500), SunTrust (STI, Fortune 500), U.S. Bank (USB, Fortune 500), Wells Fargo (WFC, Fortune 500) and Sovereign Bank, a unit of Santander (SOVPRC)...."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960394 Aug 6, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
<quoted text>Hey! Get off Obama's back lady. He's making speeches about jobs and worried about carbon even while on vacation. Get your priorities straight!
Oops, my bad. He most definitely is he an excellent reader in delivering the same speech but it's also clear the only press coverage he gets is when he's creating racial tension talking about a local tragedy in Sanford, Florida, or calling a black athlete to congratulate him on coming out of the closet.

What could I possibly have been thinking? Keeping us informed about important matters and being truthful isn't on Valerie Jarrett's priority list.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960395 Aug 6, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>what is the point, Democrats were for it too.
So is it now your contention bushie boy was simply following up and executing Clinton's will from 1998?

And if so, how do you explain 911?

Keep in mind bushie boy didn't do anything regarding USS Cole... an actual attack! Even after Clinton handed him all the information he had on the subject.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960396 Aug 6, 2013
WAS THE LONE RANGER A BLACKMAN mmmm
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960397 Aug 6, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>what is the point, Democrats were for it too.
If it makes you feel any better, I was the invasion of iraq based on what bushie boy said.... at least for the first 6 months until it became clear bushie lied.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960398 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
President Barack Obama’s former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, Christina Romer, did a study in 2007 which found that for every $1 in tax cuts, there is a corresponding rise in GDP of $3. Virtually all economists agree that tax cuts have some positive effect on growth.
(So the "Bush tax cuts" argument is out.)
Even with tax cuts and wars together with the economic downturn following 9/11, the deficit spending was relatively modest and certainly manageable.
The collapse was largely set in motion by the insolvency of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. Neither of these investment banks had insured deposits.
In 2003, the Bush administration did, in fact, propose a new agency to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It was opposed by House Democrats.
In 2005, the Senate Banking Committee, under Republican control, proposed a bill to regulate Fannie and Freddie. All Republicans on the Committee supported the bill. All Democrats voted against it.
http://www.policymic.com/articles/1646/bush-p...
For the umpteenmillionth time here's what killed Hagel's 2005 bill to regulate Fannie and Freddie which makes your implied statement a LIE:

Freddie Mac Tried to Kill Republican Regulatory Bill in 2005

...
In the midst of DCI's yearlong effort, Hagel and 25 other Republican senators pleaded unsuccessfully with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., to allow a vote ...

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,440681,00...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#960399 Aug 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>"The RNC lists several numbers about premium increases, but doesn’t tell the full story behind the figures. RNC: 56%: Expected Premium Increase For A Healthy Male Ages 21-29 On The Individual Market Under ObamaCare. This was an average estimate by the consulting firm Milliman. The RNC points to a CNN Money article, which also quotes the author of the Milliman report saying:“The average isn’t very relevant to any particular person.” The May 2013 article concludes:“At this point, everyone — including the insurers — is just guessing at what premiums should be.” It may be frustrating to those who buy their insurance on the individual market — currently that’s 15 million Americans (or 6 percent of those under age 65)— but it’s difficult to estimate how exactly their premiums will change. There will be winners and losers, and even Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has acknowledged that.“Women are going to see some lower costs, some men are going to see some higher costs,” Sebelius said in March.“It’s sort of a one to one shift … some of the older customers may see a slight decline, and some of the younger ones are going to see a slight increase.” The author of the Milliman report estimated a big average increase for young men, but said women’s premiums on average would increase slightly. And older men (ages 60-64) would see a decrease. But, as we’ve said before, it’s tough to make a blanket estimate in the individual market, where premiums and benefits per plan vary widely. Whether an individual’s premium goes up or down, and by how much, depends on what kind of plan they’re purchasing now (bare bones or with benefits similar to what will be minimum requirements under the law), health status, age, and existing state regulations on insurance companies. And then there are federal subsidies, which are available to those earning up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. The CBO estimates that 25 million Americans will get coverage through the state-based exchanges in 2023, with about 80 percent of them receiving federal subsidies."
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/Ob...
That wasn't the rnc, it was forbes.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960400 Aug 6, 2013
...I was FOR the invasion of iraq based on what bushie boy said.... at least for the first 6 months until it became clear bushie lied
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960401 Aug 6, 2013
The children of New York City should not have to sleep with their mothers because they have nightmares about being shot by the NYPD!In her first public comments about her son’s death, Shanise Farrar described Douse as a child who slept with her because he was frightened by nightmares of being harmed by cops.

“I’m not saying he’s the best,” Farrar said near a shrine for her son at Gouverneur Morris Houses, where they lived.“But he’s my angel.”

LADY YOUR ANGEL WAS SHOOTING OTHER PEOPLES ANGELS SO IF YOU HAD KEPT YOUR 14 yo BABY IN YOUR ARMS AT 3am HE WOULD BE ALIVE SO EITHER YOUR LACK OF PARENTING SKILLS OR HIS GANG ACTIVITY KILLED HIM
DONT COMPARE HIM TO TRAYVON TRAYVON WAS NOT ACCUSED OF SHOOTING ANOTHER BLACK CHILD IM GLAD THE PERSON HE WAS SHOOTING AT GOT AWAY BECAUSE SHAALIVER WAS TRYING TO KILL AN UNARMED PERSON ANY PARENT CAN FEEL YOUR LOSS BUT THE MOTHER OF THE 15 yo HE SHOT AND GOT AWAY WITH DOESNT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT HIM SHOOTING HER CHILD AGAIN

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960402 Aug 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Raising the minimum wage and full employment policies have never been detrimental to economic growth and development , but did enhance the benefits to all members participating in the economy and society.
Most economists would disagree with you in that minimum wage hikes fuel inflation which quickly wipes out the last hike fueling demands for another hike thus perpetuating the inflationary spiral.

In 2009 we were told that $6.55/hr was not a living wage and that it had to be raised so it was raised (federal) to $7.25. Now I've heard the very same people say that $7.25/hr is not a living wage and it must be raised to $12/hr. In a couple of years or less the same people will tell us that $12/hr is not a living wage and they'll be absolutely correct because of the inflation caused by raising it to $12/hr in the first place. Meanwhile, what that does to non-minimum wage earners is erode our own income and the value of our property which disincentivises the economy.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#960403 Aug 6, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Facts are tough for republicans
This is the first post of your's that I disagree with. Facts aren't a problem for Republicans because if they don't agree with them they make new ones.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#960405 Aug 6, 2013
Emoron wrote:
The best the dysfunctional party could come up with:
Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz, whose new book Collision 2012 provides in-depth reporting and analysis of the last presidential election, says the Romney campaign’s failure to humanize Mitt Romney was an important factor in sealing the candidate’s loss.
Balz tells “The Fine Print” that the more he reported on the campaign, the more “baffled” he became by the Romney team’s “inability to humanize Mitt Romney throughout the entire campaign.”
Balz recalls that it wasn’t until the last night of the Republican National Convention that the campaign revealed the more human side of Romney, when members of his church told a story about Romney helping their son, who had died of cancer.
“Mitt Romney became his friend, helped him write a will,” Balz recalls.“This was as poignant and human a testimony as we ever saw.”
But even after that testimonial, Balz says,“the campaign never did anything with it. They never put it in an ad. They didn't take opportunities.”
Additionally, Balz says the Obama campaign ran a “technically superior” organization and that he was surprised by “the degree to which the Obama operation superseded what they knew that had done in 2008.”
Another “stunning” discovery, Balz says, was “the degree of ambivalence of Mitt Romney” about running for president—an attitude he says Romney had even after forming an exploratory committee.
“I was told in the last summer that there'd been a family vote in late 2010,” Balz says.“There were twelve votes, 10 votes saying he shouldn't run, 2 saying he should. He was one of the 10 who said no.”
Following Romney’s ultimate loss, the former candidate agreed to an interview with Balz. He says it was clear during the interview that Romney was still grappling with the loss and trying “to understand why it had not worked better than it had.”
“There were elements of the campaign that he was still having trouble with,” Balz says.“I think there is also a feeling among a lot of Republicans that he could or should have run a better campaign … and he has to digest that as well.”
And, its gotten worse.
So, who had this avatar first this time?
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#960406 Aug 6, 2013
Did you know -

Hundreds of thousands of young and old alternative music fans lined up to willingly be tracked with RFID micro-chips at Lollapalooza in Chi-town in Chicago Friday...

http://beforeitsnews.com/science-and-technolo...

How many more will accept a "mark" when they can't "buy or sell" without it?

http://biblehub.com/revelation/13-17.htm

http://biblehub.com/psalms/62-8.htm

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#960407 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republican tent is growing. Libertarians, Independents, moderate Democrats and a growing number of black republicans decided they were under the wrong tent.
Republicans are divided temporarily trying to find the best way to save your ass from Obamacare.
I think you should find out you've been a fool the hard way myself.
Source.
(Overheard at a nut house or FOX News does not constitute a source.)

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#960408 Aug 6, 2013
TSM wrote:
If America going to Recover from this Economic Disaster we need to Free ourselves from Liberal addiction’ Tax/Spend Obamacare!’ If we need proof Liberalism leads to despotism Detroit, Chicago, California and what’s the Liberals answer to solving our Economic Crisis MORE OF THE SAME!!
First lets free ourselves of Republican obstruction.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960409 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republican tent is growing. Libertarians, Independents, moderate Democrats and a growing number of black republicans decided they were under the wrong tent.
Republicans are divided temporarily trying to find the best way to save your ass from Obamacare.
I think you should find out you've been a fool the hard way myself.
With the failure of the likes of Ron Paul's strategy of "change from within" I'm dumbfounded how any self-described libertarian can be a member of the Republican Party. They can't all still be fooled by the completely false top planks of the Party Platform.

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