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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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#961320 Aug 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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but all the Obama voters did was stand there and make fun of the tea party racists.
though you probably could be drunk & drugged-out and still pull that off.
Obama voters, are the racists.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#961321 Aug 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
but all the Obama voters did was stand there and make fun of the tea party racists.
though you probably could be drunk & drugged-out and still pull that off.
... and the t-p is only making things worse.

They really are political terrorists.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#961322 Aug 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I'm pretty sure sure US intel knew what the US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki was doing in Yemen. That "we" didn't know was likely by design.
The impoverished Yemen looks to it's pipelines and ports for 70% of it's entire economy and for the strategically located nation to remain somewhat stable has required outside help from the likes of Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and by proxy the US.
Aside from al Qaeda setting up shop along the coast of the Aden Sea, Yemeni tribesmen frequently blow up the pipelines to the Red Sea as a way of protest. That the US doesn't trade with Yemen is irrelevant, someone does and would have to go elsewhere to purchase crude creating uncertainty(higher prices).
Drone warfare changed everything, the superpowers used to send in political sht stirrers and even assassins. Satellite technology in combination with drones seems far more effective particularly considering the psych factor drones place on those being hunted.
it's so perplexing that right wing crazies have a 'kill all muslims' mentality, then balk at it being an American overseas, but have no problems with it with an American in the US.

They want to 'protect' an American's rights overseas, but are will to put it aside for a Muslim in America.

Such a confused bunch!
shrimp_on_treadm ills

Oklahoma City, OK

#961323 Aug 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
but all the Obama voters did was stand there and make fun of the tea party racists.
though you probably could be drunk & drugged-out and still pull that off.
You think because you are injun you can call total strangers racist....

You are a snug one.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#961324 Aug 8, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Obama voters, are the racists.
Cons keep repeating that to themselves.

You're a devout disciple, eh?
poaaddle

Pittsburgh, PA

#961325 Aug 8, 2013
youtube.com/watch... …… Amazing it is a Toad
shrimp_on_treadm ills

Oklahoma City, OK

#961326 Aug 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i'm sorry, but after a perfunctory Google search, it seems no one is upset about it beyond the right wing nutjob sites.
so where on the internet have you been spending your time?
though how you can think that the tea party isn't full of the same people who opposed civil rights for black people would lead one to think that you probably don't spend much time visiting right wing nutjob sites.
Do you look like an indian, you know Phenotype....or is it one of those gramny told you that you have cherokee cheekbone deals so you ran with it?
Anthony W

New York, NY

#961327 Aug 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
From the Annals of White Crime: Pennsylvania Mass Shooter Rockne Newell is a White Male Domestic Terrorist. When Will White Folks Clean Up Their Own House?
A white man runs amok again. When will the white community have a serious conversation about the violence of its members? Where are the white Don Lemons and white media elites on Fox News and conservative talk radio showing leadership on the frightening trend that is white men committing acts of mass murder and violence in the United States?
White men are approximately 30 percent of the American public, but they account for 70 percent of mass shootings. The pathological mix that is gun culture and imperiled/aggrieved white masculinity is killing people--most of whom are white--yet, the white community looks the other way.
As my Right-wing friends are fond of saying, "what of personal responsibility?"
Of course, when white people commit politically motivated crimes there is no handwringing, introspection, or generalizations made about white folks in mass. As we saw in the aftermath of the Adam Lanza shooting spree, once more the freedom to be white is the freedom to be an individual and to have none of your negative actions reflect anything about the group to which you belong.
....Just as Bill O'Reilly and other white elites did in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin murder case, where they decided to publicly scold black folks and their "bad culture", we need some black and brown leaders to lecture and truth-tell about the plague of white crime and white domestic terrorism that is imperiling the United States.
Of course, black folks do not have the media platform or authority to lecture white people about the pathological aspects of their culture, or to discuss the reality that is "white crime", as to do so would be "reverse racism" and unkind to the feelings of White America.
White privilege is killing white people. Yet, they choose to stand mute and silent.
http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2013/08/from-an...
Oh my or as we liberal elites say in New York, ouy vey.

All I can say is when in Chi Town, Obama's Hood, I only want Huma and the baby to shop here where most are white and voted for Romney:
http://www.oakbrookcenter.com/
Note the high proportion of children born IN wedlock.

Compared to the Obama voting consitituents, here:
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/433...
Note that 76% of this crowd does not know the name of their father.

As a card carrying Democrat, when in public I have to deny that the only muteness and silence is from the media who under reports such things, unless they come across a rare white on black crime they use promote to fan the flames, no pun towards Obama intended.

By the way, were you in the second video, and maybe took a day off from posting?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#961328 Aug 8, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>... and the t-p is only making things worse.
They really are political terrorists.
The tea party dirt bags have traded whatever manners they learned as children and the patience they practiced later in life for pure verbal and electronic hatred.

The TP pukes are taking over city and county commission meetings and ruining the experience found in serving through civic organizations.

It's like the fks all have a permanent case of the black azz__everything's in the shttr for them since the nih-nih-nih came to town.

I've begun calling all the TP folks that I encounter Carol.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#961329 Aug 8, 2013
WOW wrote:
US Growth and Jobs Figures Point to Continuing Economic Breakdown
As usual WOW your FOX has lied to you once again. Here is how the economy is actually shaping up.
The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.{R}
“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits.{R} Typical, small minds for small growth..
CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961330 Aug 8, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah but it sounds a lot more nefarious if you say unions are exempt as a political favor/payback.
They are....
WOW

Bronx, NY

#961331 Aug 8, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual WOW your FOX has lied to you once again. Here is how the economy is actually shaping up.
The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.{R}
“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits.{R} Typical, small minds for small growth..
CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid.
I really dont use fox I use academic indiependent education sites so your brand of information doesnt help anyone because it sell POLITICAL GARBAGE
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961332 Aug 8, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I know, it is lame to twist quotes to suit your agenda and I'm reluctant to point out such trivialities but I'm just tryin' to help.
Here, from a transcript posted at the Politico, is what Obama actually said about the need to deepen certain coastal ports:

quote:
Q. You mentioned infrastructure. Why is that a partisan issue? I live in a town, the bridge is falling apart, it’s not safe. How does that become Republican or Democrat? How do you not just fix the bridge?(Laughter and applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: I don't know. As you know, for the last three years, I’ve said, let’s work together. Let’s find a financing mechanism and let’s go ahead and fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports. The Panama is being widened so that these big supertankers can come in. Now, that will be finished in 2015. If we don't deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don't do that, those ships are going to go someplace else. And we’ll lose jobs. Businesses won’t locate here.

The only conceivable way to interpret what Obama actually said is that the ports of Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville are "along the Gulf" of Mexico. Of course, these ports are really on the Atlantic Ocean.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#961333 Aug 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i'm sorry, but after a perfunctory Google search, it seems no one is upset about it beyond the right wing nutjob sites.
so where on the internet have you been spending your time?
though how you can think that the tea party isn't full of the same people who opposed civil rights for black people would lead one to think that you probably don't spend much time visiting right wing nutjob sites.
NO BIGOT IT's A SHAME THAT THE ELDER STATES MAN CHARLES RANGEL THE WAR HERO AND CHAMPION WHO WAS THROWN UNDER THE BUS BY OBAMA BECAUSE OF HIS ON SET DEMTIA IS ALLOWED TO EMBARRASS HIS COMMUNITY WITH THAT VERY BIGGOTTED STATEMENT STOP USING BLACK PEOPLES VOICES AS IF ITS YOUR OWN WE DONT SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE I NEVER SUPPORTED THE TWANA BRAWLY NONSENSE SO STOP IT YOU BIGOTS
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961334 Aug 8, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
... but that wasn't your point was it? Your point was to deny any such cuts took place.
If you return to Galt's original post, Galt was very careful to refer to "tax rate cuts" for the middle class, of which there were none. The payroll tax rate was not reduced, but a portion just temporarily suspended.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#961335 Aug 8, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>it's so perplexing that right wing crazies have a 'kill all muslims' mentality, then balk at it being an American overseas, but have no problems with it with an American in the US.
They want to 'protect' an American's rights overseas, but are will to put it aside for a Muslim in America.
Such a confused bunch!
Not long ago a ship owned by a Danish Co.(Maersk) yet staffed with an American crew was commandeered by pirates off Somalia. The 70 year old motor mach from Lake Helen Florida foiled the takeover by locking the engine room doors and having the below deck crew disperse and hide.

Navy Seals were dropped in and everyone lived happily ever after__except for the pirates who received 50 cal sniper wounds to their foreheads.

Somalian pirates don't fk with Russian, Chinese, Korean and especially Malaysian ships preferring to attack ships registered in nations known to obey maritime laws.

Russian ships run in close to Somalia in hopes that pirates will come near enough to use for target practice.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#961336 Aug 8, 2013
OBAMAS MANDATE FROM HIS MASTERS WAIT TILL HIS LAWS ARE USED ON THE URBAN DEMOCRATS WHEN HE LEAVES OFFICE BIGOTS YOU WILL CRY I WONT USE THE LAWS I SIGNED U.S. Government May – On a Whim – Label ANY American a Terrorist
Government Blurs the Lines Between Bad Guys and Average Americans
Former NSA boss Michael Hayden compared privacy advocates to terrorists:

“If and when our government grabs Edward Snowden, and brings him back here to the United States for trial, what does this group do?” said retired air force general Michael Hayden, who from 1999 to 2009 ran the NSA and then the CIA, referring to “nihilists, anarchists, activists, Lulzsec, Anonymous, twentysomethings who haven’t talked to the opposite sex in five or six years”.

“They may want to come after the US government, but frankly, you know, the dot-mil stuff is about the hardest target in the United States,” Hayden said, using a shorthand for US military networks.“So if they can’t create great harm to dot-mil, who are they going after? Who for them are the World Trade Centers? The World Trade Centers, as they were for al-Qaida.”

Hayden provided his speculation during a speech on cybersecurity to a Washington group, the Bipartisan Policy Center, in which he confessed to being deliberately provocative.

Similarly, Slate reported last year:

If you’ve ever cared about privacy while using the Internet in public, you might be a terrorist. At least that’s the message from the FBI and Justice Department’s Communities Against Terrorism initiative. The project created flyers to help employees at several types of businesses—including military surplus stores, financial institutions, and even tattoo shops—recognize “warning signs” of terrorism or extremism. An admirable goal, perhaps, but the execution is flawed—particularly for the flyers intended to help suss out terrorists using Internet cafes.

The flyers haven’t been publicly available online, but Public Intelligence, a project promoting the right to access information, collected 25 documents that it found elsewhere on the Web. As Public Intelligence puts it,“Do you like online privacy? You may be a terrorist.”

ALL UNDER THE 44 PRESIDENT OF AMERICA BARACK HUSSAIN OBAMA
WOW

Bronx, NY

#961337 Aug 8, 2013
FOX AND CNN OWNED BY MEMBERS OF THE SAME CLUB THE BILLIONAIRES club ARE ANY OF YOU A MEMBER IF NOT YOU ARE BEING USED YOUR THOUGHTS are packaged for you nothing is better but you argue who is worst you vote for who is less worst and not look for who is best you vote the less evil so you support evil
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#961338 Aug 8, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>I really dont use fox I use academic indiependent education sites so your brand of information doesnt help anyone because it sell POLITICAL GARBAGE
As usual WOW is naïve if we don’t see all his A La Propaganda comes from the same source regardless how many right wing tabloids he hides under his comments. Here this is what facts look like .
Want to make money on stock markets?
How to go long on Markets. Simply observe the party in power.{R right wing} Play Bear ,{D left wing} Play Bull simple as that.
A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there are more.
Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..
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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961339 Aug 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Reagan raised taxes 11 times.
Reagan recovery.
The DemoKKKrat Congress raised taxes while Reagan was President.

Unlike Obama, Reagan had the ability to work with others to move the economy ahead.

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