Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1402694 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961895 Aug 9, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
"President Obama on Friday sought to get his administration ahead of the roiling debate over National Security Agency surveillance, releasing new information about spying activities and calling for changes aimed at bolstering public confidence that the programs do not intrude too far into Americans’ privacy. " http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/us/politics...
Obama is a weakling who was pushed into a corner by a computer geek like Edward Snowden.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961896 Aug 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, you are saying that wages should not be adjusted to keep up with inflation?
This whole argument you make should be irrelevant if all wages kept up with inflation.
Businesses survived fine 20 years ago with that minimum wage & now your claim is they can't today unless they can pay less.
Minimum wage laws DRIVE inflation.

So if they raise the minimum wage to $12/hr what does that do to the guy who started at $7.25/hr and through several years of hard work has risen to a wage of $12/hr. You, with the stroke of a pen, are going to send him back to being a minimum wage earner? What a bastard you are! What kind of reward is that for his dedication and hard work?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#961897 Aug 9, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I don't watch the news.
We know.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961898 Aug 9, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
This is just a good essay:
The dwindling minority of white male voters
Posted by Michael Miner on 11.08.12 at 02:36 PM
K&M RENTALS
Republican transportation unit
"Obama received the votes of barely 1 in 3 white males," says the front page of Thursday's Tribune. Making white males about the only significant minority that didn't favor the incumbent. But then, significant might be overstating their importance.
As a white male, I should have insights into this minority, particularly the subset consisting of white males of a certain age. I don't. My thoughts may be muddled by the memoir I'm reading, Life, by Keith Richards, whose credentials as a white male of a certain age are very much in order. As a boy, Richards was a Boy Scout. An ardent Boy Scout. "I had badges all over the place, unbelievable!" he writes. The best evidence of his ardor is an anecdote Richards relates from years later:
I was in my hotel room in Saint Petersburg, on tour with the Stones, when I found myself watching the ceremony commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the Boy Scouts. It was at Brownsea Island, where Baden-Powell started his first camp. All alone in my room, I stood up, made the three-fingered salute and said,'Patrol leader, Beaver Patrol, Seventh Dartford Scouts, sir.' I felt I had to report.
A Boy Scout, in case you don't know, is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. That's a lot to remember, but when you know it you know it for life. This week I'm sure millions of men ever ready, willing, and able to snap off the Boy Scout salute and rattle off the Boy Scout virtues gave Romney their support, for what it was worth. Which wasn't enough, obviously, and in 2016 will be worth even less.
Even as a Scout, Richards was obsessed with the music coming over to London from America. "I didn't know Chuck Berry was black for two years after I first heard his music ..." Richards tells us. "And for ages I didn't know Jerry Lee Lewis was white ... It was hardly important. It was the sound that was important." Richards didn't grow up to be a white male. He grew up to be a Rolling Stone.
And it might be simply because I'm reading Life that I think of white males as a subset of white males, the subset of guys for whom being white and being male is pretty much what defines them. The 2012 electorate has been sliced and diced a thousand different ways, and if I broke ranks as a white male I voted predictably as an urbanite and as someone who goes to church less than once a week.(According to a scrawl I spotted on one of the TV stations, the less often someone went to church the more likely he or she was to vote for Obama. Weekly churchgoers were firmly in the Romney camp.)
In a postmortem in Thursday's New York Times, a former Republican congressman from Virginia ponders demographic reality: "It is time to sit down practically and say where are we going to add pieces to our coalition," says Tom Davis. "There just are not enough middle-aged white guys that we can scrape together to win. There's just not enough of them."
To make matters even worse for the Republicans, middle-aged white guys are some of the touchiest people on earth. Offer one your seat on a bus and you'll see what I mean. If they ever suspect Republicans take their vote for granted because—well, because they're such predictable old duffers—the next thing you know they'll be joining the Greens.
Drop the abortion crap and white women will join white men in rejecting the DemoKKKrats

The DemoKKKrat party is now almost 40% black and Hispanic and is unlikely ever again to nominate a white male for President, and probably not a white woman either.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#961899 Aug 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
New York is no longer relevant to America, instead symbolic of much of what is wrong with the country.
Aside from a few historic structures, NYC has very few assets of value, the Detroit of the future.
It's just common for you to pass off your opinion as fact! Beat around the Bush all you want, the fact remains republican states are welfare states.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961900 Aug 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Glenn Beck Challenges “Anybody Who Thinks I’m A Nincompoop”
Setting the stage for a stampede that could flatten Dallas, Glenn Beck took to the airwaves (video below) to glorify himself and lay down the gauntlet for his critics:
“I challenge you…for anybody who thinks I’m a nincompoop, I challenge you to find anyone on planet earth who has had the direction and the specifics as right as I have and we have over the last six years. I challenge you! Bring me the names.”
It goes without saying that there are millions of rational people who know that Beck is a nincompoop (or some other variety of poop). Fortunately for Beck, very few of them care what he says or would waste their time responding to his challenge. Since I have plenty of free time, I’ll pick up the gauntlet and point out that, contrary to his own inflated impression of himself, he has gotten more things wrong over the years than Nostra Dumbass.
http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
I once watched a full episode of his Fox show at Carol's behest when one of his guests said that there had been $70 TRILLION in waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare since its conception; Glenn just nodded knowingly in agreement.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#961901 Aug 9, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
The second US Civil War started in the early 60's, middle-class white males against the agents of change. Despite dwindling resurgences during the Nixon, Reagan, and W. Bush administrations respectively they are losing the war. Its inevitable, birth rates, gender gaps, immigration and technology work steadily against them. I'm a middle-class white male technically but I hardly share their values nor their desire to return to a 50's America that never existed. I embrace change, change excites me. Nearly every day some new scientific or technological advance blows my mind. I know I can never keep up with it and instead enjoy it vicariously through my children and younger business associates whom I encourage whole-heartedly. Its coming ... its here and you old white farts with your pitchforks can do nothing to sway its victory.
Old White Farts? So you are also a black racist? Figures.

Earth to deranged sponge:

You talk about technology, but in the 50's/60/s we won the space race & went to the Moon.

You do not have a clue.

In the 80's with Reagan we worked on freeing the people of Easter Europe and ending the Cold War - The Berlin Wall fell.

Just because you are a loser and didn't make out does not mean our past was bad.

You are just a loser.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961902 Aug 9, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
... oh, and being the World's financial capital.
Oh yeah, there's that.
Not really.

Finances are electronic and the location of financial companies can be moved in an instant.

The operating costs in NYC create too much overhead for most investors. New York operations are largely a token shell with most of the operating personnel located in places like South Dakota.

Neither of the two large companies where most Americans invest their financial resources are located in New York.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961903 Aug 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Delay is denial.
It is extremely difficult to raise funds when the tax status is in doubt. No donor wants to be faced with a huge tax bill years after the fact.
Its also almost a rule that (c)3's and 4's skirt the grey areas, particularly political groups so they get extra scrutiny. This a function of the surge of right wing groups seeking tax-exempt status and undoubtedly also a function of just how retarded most TP'rs are in that they can't navigate what can be a difficult course.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961904 Aug 9, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW, you are the target audience of the above soliloquy.
Galt would need to have his salary at least doubled to maintain a similar lifestyle in NYC. That's why most large companies long ago left town.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#961905 Aug 9, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
<quoted text>
Unseen and unheard because they are ridiculous and misinformed.
Both are African American versions of Michelle Bachmann. I could see if you named Michael Steele, Colin Powell, or Condoleezza Rice. They are intelligent. West is a moron and was booted from congress after one term. He now resides at fox news. Color me shocked. Rev. Manning was a career criminal who found Christianity in prison. He made up his own church. His claim to fame is that called President Obama's mother white trash because she got pregnant by an African man out of wedlock in one of his sermons. Fox news, again...color me shocked, interviewed him and he told them that if the president was elected their would be riots. Yes, unseen and unheard as they should be.
The Stain Of Liberalism runs deep in your underpants.

Go change from the Brown Of Propaganda and into the White Purity Of Truth.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961906 Aug 9, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
"President Obama on Friday sought to get his administration ahead of the roiling debate over National Security Agency surveillance, releasing new information about spying activities and calling for changes aimed at bolstering public confidence that the programs do not intrude too far into Americans’ privacy. " http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/us/politics...
Yes, heard about his plans on NPR on the way home this afternoon.

Once caught a fox raiding eggs in my henhouse but the fox assured me that if I engaged him to guard the henhouse all my troubles would be put to rest.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#961907 Aug 9, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>It's just common for you to pass off your opinion as fact! Beat around the Bush all you want, the fact remains republican states are welfare states.
So says the ignorant black racist. How is your Detroit doing? How about Chicago, black homophobe Democrat racist?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961908 Aug 9, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't you have some propaganda & nonsense to post?
Oh, wait. I just read your post and you just did.
You seem to do nothing but copy/paste & plagiarize.
Did your "career" consist of working in a Mailroom?
Don't you have anything to contribute?

Oh, wait. I just read your post and its just like all your other posts.

The answer then would be: no.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961909 Aug 9, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Minimum wage laws DRIVE inflation.
So if they raise the minimum wage to $12/hr what does that do to the guy who started at $7.25/hr and through several years of hard work has risen to a wage of $12/hr. You, with the stroke of a pen, are going to send him back to being a minimum wage earner? What a bastard you are! What kind of reward is that for his dedication and hard work?
You obviously miss the point that equality of income is the entire reason behind large increases in the minimum wage.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#961910 Aug 9, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
<quoted text>
Waxman you are funny. "I think Obama should come out and say - "Hey! These three hoodlums could be my sons!""
The three African American kids were wrong to beat up the Caucasian child for snitching on them. I understand that he was beaten and his arm was broken. The three African American kids were taken into custody and will be punished. The Caucasian child is alive, will heal, and probably get paid. Trayvon Martin was an unarmed 17yo shot dead by an armed 29yo adult. There is a difference. The child getting beat up is shameful. The murder of Trayvon Martin is a tragedy. This might be why you haven't heard African American leaders talking about it.
You are obviously a well-versed apologist for black racist culture. Practice makes perfect for most everything but lying never reaches perfection. It just gets close and is short-lived.

This means you'd do good in playing Horseshoes but never in Chess.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#961911 Aug 9, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
The second US Civil War started in the early 60's, middle-class white males against the agents of change. Despite dwindling resurgences during the Nixon, Reagan, and W. Bush administrations respectively they are losing the war. Its inevitable, birth rates, gender gaps, immigration and technology work steadily against them. I'm a middle-class white male technically but I hardly share their values nor their desire to return to a 50's America that never existed. I embrace change, change excites me. Nearly every day some new scientific or technological advance blows my mind. I know I can never keep up with it and instead enjoy it vicariously through my children and younger business associates whom I encourage whole-heartedly. Its coming ... its here and you old white farts with your pitchforks can do nothing to sway its victory.
Were you there? I was. As I remember it, white Democrats across the south were outraged at the civil rights movement. They not only voted against it, they blocked school entrances, set dogs on black (and white) demonstrators, fire-hosed them in the streets, all because REPUBLICANS were fighting to give them equal rights.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#961912 Aug 9, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, I watched the video. Rev. Wright basically gave a factual history lesson on the racist past of America. He spoke on the evils of slavery, Jim crow, and the Bush administration. He ended by saying that God should Damn America because of the way it has treated minorities in America. He was preaching and was very animated, as are most African American ministers.
Rev Wright's criticisms of America are historically factual. Face it, the truth. The president and all educated African Americans knew these facts before Rev. Wright said them. It's part of the history of this country. Maybe you don't know the history of this country and are therefore shocked. Look up the topics that Rev. right touched upon it might help you to understand African Americans.
You can paint over black racism with every color of the rainbow, Doodette, but, underneath it all, it is still seething black racism.

You fool no one but yourself.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961913 Aug 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Drop the abortion crap and white women will join white men in rejecting the DemoKKKrats
The DemoKKKrat party is now almost 40% black and Hispanic and is unlikely ever again to nominate a white male for President, and probably not a white woman either.
Not likely, not with the likes of Todd Aikin and Rick Perry in your tent. Even without the abortion issue these clowns still think women should be seen serving dinner and not heard.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961914 Aug 9, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Its also almost a rule that (c)3's and 4's skirt the grey areas, particularly political groups so they get extra scrutiny. This a function of the surge of right wing groups seeking tax-exempt status and undoubtedly also a function of just how retarded most TP'rs are in that they can't navigate what can be a difficult course.
Galt believes that all tax-exemptions should be eliminated, not just some. Lacking that, discriminatory enforcement is unacceptable.

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