Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#960453 Aug 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It's when they couldn't find anything right away that I started questioning.
When the hunt started getting desperate and they were pointing to a van with chemicals in it did I start feeling betrayed.
When they started claiming the weapons were spirited off to other foreign countries but the administration again had no proof did I realize they were creating a second lie to try and cover the first.
I was against invading Iraq from the start. This solidified my speculation the republicans have imperialist dreams. Reminded me of Vietnam when Nixon crossed the line and started to invade Laos and Cambodia. Ironically both republican administrations had blank checks for their wars with no exit strategy. Now I speculate the other two infamous republican fiascos. 1st being the 1929 Great Depression and the 2nd , 2008 Great Recession. Little bit of research and the same principles for these destructive economic results were due to rise in inequality and deregulation.
Putting all of this together I get imperialism ambitious ideologies manifesting with the republican party. Then discovering present republicans ambitions for inequality to our economics solidified that I’m correct as to their goals. The Tea was the glazing that made it obvious to the naked truth of what they represent.
UN’s Gini observation for a nation’s inequality in economics distributions supports my contentions. USA presently is at .47 up from our 1980 .4 status to inequality to the populace. Sweden is .3 Netherlands .31 for a couple of examples. Africa and Latino America .5 and above. Scale is defined as 1 being complete inequality and 0 being totally equal..47 and increasing puts us in the neighborhood of Turkey and Iran. Higher the inequality the higher the probability for the formation of oligarchies with their tyrants and dictators, emperors, etc. etc…
2014 coming up ladies and gentlemen your choice.. No vote will only allow this inequality to further increase. Vote for inequality will accelerate it. Vote for more equality and it may slow it down for the wealth of propaganda is with the oligarchies, at the present. Push for inequality has been going on for over a century. It will take some time to bring it to a standard of .3 .

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960454 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Independents lean right.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/...
Rand Paul - the choice of the plurality of conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Young Libertarians big part of CPAC's audience, 52% of voters between the ages of 18 to 25.
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/16...
Former black Democratic Rep. Artur Davis switched sides.
Black Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory recently switched sides and urged fellow blacks to join him.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/0...
Obama will make blacks vote Republican.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/201...
...Now do not click on any of these links and ignore them.
After the cherry picked fluff you can read the aggregate data Patrick:

"At a time when the Republican Party’s image is at a historic low, 62% of the public says the GOP is out of touch with the American people, 56% think it is not open to change and 52% say the party is too extreme."
http://www.people-press.org/2013/02/26/gop-se...

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 52% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents think the GOP leadership is talking the party in the wrong direction while just 37% think it's headed in the right direction.

"That disaffection is apparent in another measure: Just 21% of Americans in this survey identify themselves as Republicans, matching the fewest since November 2009. GOP allegiance has dropped from an annual average of 31% in 2003 to annual averages of 23 or 24% the past five years straight."
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/07/...

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#960455 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Funny that Hillary and Bill Clinton and John Kerry and almost every single democrat thought that too in 1998 - 111 still did in 2003.
Funny that the UN thought that too.
Funny that the weasels on your side were the only ones who lied.
Trying to force inspections by regulators is a far cry from invading the country.

The reasons to force inspections are much lower that the reasons to invade a country, spend over a trillion dollars& kill 4000 soldiers.

I might think my neighbor's dog is dangerous. The reasons for it are enough to stay away from it, It doesn't mean they are enough to shoot it.

The Congressmen & Senators were trying to force inspections. Their talk about Sadam was aimed for the UN & inspectors.

Bush's talk was aimed at the American people with the sole objective of war.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#960456 Aug 6, 2013
You KNOW things are turning much worse for baruck odumbo when the phags at CNN cover a story in this manner.....

John King: Why Benghazi matters
By John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent
updated 11:17 AM EDT, Tue August 6, 2013

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/06/politics/king-b...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960457 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Funny that Hillary and Bill Clinton and John Kerry and almost every single democrat thought that too in 1998 - 111 still did in 2003.
Funny that the UN thought that too.
Funny that the weasels on your side were the only ones who lied.
Funny how that was five years before the invasion.

Funny how that's complete BS, remember the UN rejected Bush's proposed action.

Funny how the only lie was that there were no WMD in 2003 or 2004 or 2005 ...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960458 Aug 6, 2013
BLACKS COULD NOT SURVIVE IF not for DEMOCRATS THEy CANT STAND ON THEIR OWN
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#960459 Aug 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Congress has closed for a five-week vacation, leaving the rest of us to figure out what happened http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closere...
I have been observing what I refer to the “Growing Chasm” within the republican ranks. Here is one example of many that I have been collecting.
Republican Governors oppose the “Ideologues” of their party. Giving them stern warning not to pursue a shutdown of the government as it has been their custom to do so. Trying to block Obamacare by disrupting the financing of the Federal budget will backfire on them.
“I have made the case that Obamacare is not good for the economy, but I have some real concerns about potentially doing something that would have a negative impact on the economy just for the short term — I think there are other ways to pursue this,” said Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin !
Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota said “I’ve never felt that shutting down government function is a wise thing to do politically because I think, whoever is involved in it, it’s the Congress, regardless of what party they’re affiliated with, that will be blamed by the public,” And so, to me, I don’t see what it accomplishes.”
Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona agrees as do most all the republican governors.
Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi said “Many of the members of this party do not want to fund Obamacare, but what we have to do as governors who work with our legislators is realize the reality of being able to get something passed,”!
Senators Rand Paul {R }of Kentucky and Ted Cruz {R} of Texas two of the Tea Party disagree. Senator Tom Coburn {R} of Oklahoma believes the stop government ideology is doomed and will doom republicans come 2014.
Gov. Terry E. Branstad of Iowa, a Republican defines the art of negotiations and compromise is required and end all this callow bitter fighting of our extremist representatives.
New chairwoman of the National Governors Association, Ms. Fallen said “They need to buckle down, work hard, find consensus on things and certainly find ways of reducing our deficit,” said Ms. Fallin, who rejected the Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma and declined to set up a state health insurance marketplace.
Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, the head of the Republican Governors Association said “We absolutely should use whatever opportunity and tactic we can to repeal and replace Obamacare,” said Mr. Jindal, deeming the prospect of a shutdown nothing more than “a false threat” and “scare tactics” from Mr. Obama’s administration.
LOL if that is not an excellent example of how the right wing PROJECTS their erroneous ideologues’ onto their opponent. Scare tactics! False threats! Its Obama’s fault! Callow does not do justice in describing Bobby’s abilities for originality and leadership.
Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware {D} said “People are getting very tired of politicians who appear to only want to shut things down and not build things up, Far be it from me to give them advice, but it can’t be helpful to them.”
Republicans just wanted to let their constants know that they no longer favor the fragrance and or taste of Tea as it is being served by their bitter ideologues’. Will the Tea Party sober up enough to comprehend the warning of the growing chasm that will be swallowing them up?
Republicans are just now realizing that there constituents are deeply in favor of Obamacare and now they seek how to back pedal without anybody noticing. LOL!

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960460 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You're either sorely confused or you've been drinking.
Go back and read your own posted article again. Carefully.
Wow, when you get stupid about a thing ...

The GOP held the majority in the Senate. That means they didn't need ANY D votes to pass their own legislation. They couldn't get enough R votes because 17 R Senators had been bribed into opposing the bill. The Senate Majority Leader Frist-R wouldn't even bring the bill up for a vote despite the pleadings of the bill's R supporters.

WTF???

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#960461 Aug 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL, you done seen it alright there Flo
sure did you Idiot and right here it is college professor, Dave Gilbert, from Southern Illinois University demonstrating.

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WOW

Bronx, NY

#960462 Aug 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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After they have repeatedly stated that they have no room in their tent; the Republicans decided to join the circus and invite some black bears in there to do some "rassling"!!
BIGOTTED HOmoPHOBE KKK DEMOCRAT PROUD RACISTS JUSt CALL THEm UNCLE TIMS and get it over with JIM CROW BIGOT DEMOCRAT
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#960463 Aug 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how that was five years before the invasion.
Funny how that's complete BS, remember the UN rejected Bush's proposed action.
Funny how the only lie was that there were no WMD in 2003 or 2004 or 2005 ...
Good point Iraq war started on a republican lie similar to Vietnam, which was started on a republican lie as well.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960464 Aug 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how that was five years before the invasion.
Funny how that's complete BS, remember the UN rejected Bush's proposed action.
Funny how the only lie was that there were no WMD in 2003 or 2004 or 2005 ...
The AMERICAN POLICY in the MIDDLE EAST AND OIL RICH NATIONS have not changed since JIMMY CARTER WHO STARTED IT ALL so THOSE WHO FAIL HISTORY FAIL
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960465 Aug 6, 2013
OBAMA is LIKE THE CAPTAIN OF THE CRUISE SHIP CONCORDIA every person for them selves

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#960466 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You should have read the entire article before posting it and making yourself look foolish again.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist,(R), did not allow the vote.
"If effective regulatory reform legislation...is not enacted this year, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system and the economy as a whole," the senators wrote in a letter that proved prescient.
Only 17 Republicans were targeted. Know why? Sen. Richard Shelby, the committee chairman at the time, underscored the fact it was because Democrats were already on their side, so it was not surprising that Freddie Mac and Freddie Mae went after Republicans. "Unfortunately," he said, "efforts then to derail reform were successful."
In the end, there was not enough Republican support for Hagel's bill to warrant bringing it up for a vote because Democrats also opposed it.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,440681,00...
Wasn't Senator Chuck Hagel appointed by Obama as the Secretary of Defense?
Seems weasels stick together.
Chuck Hagel is republican like Rand Paul is--it's a shame about how low the GOP has fallen to attack each other --Next you'll hear one of them call another a 'vulture capitalist'--wait! that happened all ready . Thanks Newt!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960467 Aug 6, 2013
Very Sad wrote:
<quoted text>You can't take the truth, this is what happened. The only playing is the Yankee pinko media that won't tell the truth.
That's your opinion son.

Especially since you play it safe and offer nothing.

But that's ok. I understand. You're afraid.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960468 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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I would like to think the Republican Party is morphing for the better to include different ideas and diversities but all with the same desire to collectively do what's in the best interest of the country.
Unlike the Democrat Party who has "evolved" into something almost unrecognizable - the godless, communists, socialists and radical progressive secularists - who collectively want to do what's in the best interest of a one-party system to control the masses by destroying capitalism and creating a nanny state.
Which tent would you rather be under?
Nevermind. I already know.
Seems clear one party is trying to hijack another party because the hijackers don't have what they want.... support and money.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960469 Aug 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, when you get stupid about a thing ...
The GOP held the majority in the Senate. That means they didn't need ANY D votes to pass their own legislation. They couldn't get enough R votes because 17 R Senators had been bribed into opposing the bill. The Senate Majority Leader Frist-R wouldn't even bring the bill up for a vote despite the pleadings of the bill's R supporters.
WTF???
Don't know what that makes you then.

That article clearly stated F&F targeted 17 Republicans to try and get more Republicans on their side because ALL Democrats already were.

Republicans refused to sign the bill and so it didn't work.

What don't you understand about this?

Here. You need to lighten up. Lovebird dances to polka.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/05/lo...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#960470 Aug 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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As usual, the internet and you fail when it comes to complex, nuanced history. You try to distill everything into convenient partisan divides and nothing as complex as Reconstruction can fit into such neat little boxes. Sherman never had the authority to offer anyone 40 acres and a mule, think of how that sounds outside of that particular context, the way you frame it: The Republican Party confiscates hundreds of thousands of acres of land from wealthy land owners and gives it to the poor. How does that set with your perception of the Party?
Nevertheless, 40 acres was limited to a very small coastal area and had little or nothing to do with the emergence of sharecropping. Its simple economics: freed slaves had no work and plantation owners had no one to work their land. Regardless of whether land reform on the Atlantic coast had succeeded, sharecropping would have spread throughout the rest of the South to level this economic imbalance.
Go read a book before you hurt yourself.
Go read a book. A big one.

And then slam it shut hard on your head.

Maybe something'll stick.

Whenever LoisLane befuddles you, you walk off into a fog complaining and stay there yelling back at her.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960471 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny that Hillary and Bill Clinton and John Kerry and almost every single democrat thought that too in 1998 - 111 still did in 2003.
Funny that the UN thought that too.
Funny that the weasels on your side were the only ones who lied.
Why is it funny? They relied on the intel as given by bushie boy.

why would he lie?

but he did!!!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#960472 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Oh, did I mention the poverty level has increased, unemployment among minorities is in the two digits, job growth is moving like a snail and 90% of jobs added recently are part-time because of Obamacare?
Before the Democrats said everything was just fine with bad mortgage loans up until the very end, unemployment averaged in the 5% range during Bush's entire two terms.
Trying to blame the increase in part time employment on "Obamacare" is a Republican witch hunt.

Here's a snippet from a December, the U.S. Department of Labor Report:

Another important indicator of labor market dif&#64257; culty, the
number of persons working part time for economic reasons, has
suggested a softening in the demand for labor since about mid-
2006. Sometimes referred to as involuntary part time workers and viewed as underemployed, these individuals wanted full-time jobs but worked less than 35 hours during the survey reference week primarily due to slack work (a reduction in hours in response to unfavorable business conditions) or the inability to &#64257;nd full-time work.

In November 2008, 7.3 million persons were employed part time for economic reasons, up by 3.4 million from a recent low of 3.9 million
in April 2006." That's right, under Bush, the number of unemployed doubled in just the last two years of his presidency. That is the legacy he left for Obama.

You people really need to stop pointing a finger at Obama because there are four fingers pointing right back at you. Funny how you people always expect Obama to reverse the negative trends which began under your beloved Bushy Boy.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils71.pdf

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