Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395888 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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Anthony W

New York, NY

#964522 Aug 15, 2013
THANK YOU CNN FOR NOT TALKING ABOUT HOW OBAMA'S TAX HIKES HURT THE ECONOMY AND KEEP UNEMPLOYMENT S HIGH!

In addition to increasing the top marginal income TAX rate from 35 to 39.6 percent on the so-called rich, new or increased TAXes have been imposed on Medicare -- a 0.9 percent rate increase on wages and a new 3.8 percent TAX on investment income for those earning $200,000 or more.

Current and upcoming ObamaCare-related TAXes include:

the so-called "Cadillac" excise TAX on high-cost health insurance plans;

TAX penalties for not purchasing insurance;

additional TAXes and fees on medical device manufacturers, drug companies and health insurers;

a 10 percent TAX on indoor tanning services;

a 50 percent reduction in allowable flexible spending account (FSA) contributions;

and an increase in the threshold required to deduct medical expenses as an itemized deduction.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco released a report two months ago attributing the "drag" on the economy to new TAX hikes. "Surprisingly," said the report, "despite all the attention federal spending cuts and sequestration have received, our calculations suggest they are not the main contributors to this projected drag.

The excess fiscal drag on the horizon comes almost entirely from rising TAXes."
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#964523 Aug 15, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
Some would say that this is ANOTHER illustration of media bias, but I say it is brilliant and this is how we control the masses.
The headline at CNN Money was, "Why America's Youth Aren't Finding Jobs."
I thank GOD that no where in that analysis of how and why President Barack Obama's policies hurt the job market for the young, think again.
Believe it or not, CNN wrote a piece, supposedly explaining the tight job market, without using the following words: Obama, Obama administration, taxes, regulations, "stimulus" program or, of course, ObamaCare.
Stunning.
Apparently, CNN believes the country has been on autopilot for the last five years, with policy decisions by the White House having no effect, for good or for ill.
We don't want the mainstream media educating or informing the public, because to do so would be to admit the many failures of the Obama presidency.
failures?

like creating more jobs than Bush did?
WOW

New York, NY

#964524 Aug 15, 2013
Intolerance inverted: Is rodeo clown satire now banned under Obama,Over the weekend, at the Missouri State Fair, a now-unemployed rodeo clown climbed into the bull pit wearing a rubber Barack Obama mask. Yes, these are clearly crazy times, and it is safe to say that more than one buffoon has been shot dead for less.

But first, what exactly is a rodeo clown? Rodeo clowns, also known as bullfighters, are athletes employed to protect riders who get tossed from bulls during rodeo competitions. In other words, it’s incredibly dangerous work since most bulls have one goal, and that’s to gore the nearest person to death with their massive horns.

Rodeo clowns, when not running for the lives of others, also provide an increasingly rare art form, known in less-stressed circles today as comic relief. And if there is any place on earth that needs some comic relief, it’s the United States.

So now this particular rodeo clown, who is trying to raise a family by distracting agitated bulls, has lost his job for mimicking Barack Obama at a state fair. Admittedly, the bullfighter’s employment outlook took a kick in the pants when the announcer asked the predominantly white crowd if “anybody wanted to see Obama get run over by a bull.”

But it seems like a fair question since – surprise, surprise - it really wasn’t President Obama behind the rubber mask. Apparently such things need tediously explained in these days of virtual reality. Furthermore, 99 percent of Americans recently got “run over” in the parking lot of Obama’s too-big-to-fail-banker’s ball. In these days of intense fear and loathing, is not the little guy entitled to gently mock Caesar – regardless of his or her skin color – without fear of being smacked down by the establishment with unemployment? Apparently not.

Even the president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, Mark Ficken, was compelled to hang up his spurs as the political outcry over the two-minute clowning act piled up higher than horse manure in Missouri, all but comparing the performance to a criminal act.

Here is Lacy Clay, Democrat from Missouri, who practically makes the rodeo incident look like a Klu Klux Klan rally:“I am amazed that in 2013, such hatred, intolerance and disrespect towards the President of the United States could take place at the Missouri State Fair. Our fair is supposed to showcase the best of Missouri. Instead, it showed an ugly face of intolerance and ignorance to the world.”

AMERICANS ARE JUST BIGOTS BLACK WHITE PURPLE BLUE RACISM AND BIGOTRY ARE WHAT MAKES US ALL AMERICAN HYPOCRITES
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#964525 Aug 15, 2013
REVEALED: Fox News Bumped Sean Hannity For Pro-Homosexual Megyn Kelly

“By effectively joining the ‘gay’ activists’ crusade, major media outlets – and even ‘conservative’ Fox News — have contributed greatly to the growing pro-homosexual political correctness in U.S. culture.”

“Some leading Fox News’ hosts, such as Bill O’Reilly, Shepard Smith and Megyn Kelly, have emerged as on-air, pro-LGBT advocates – seemingly defying Fox’s core audience demographic of staunch Republican conservatives.”

“One wonders how much of Fox’s liberal ‘message drift’ stems from it’s staff simply losing touch with churchgoing Americans and that old-fashioned, Bible-believing morality that once was the backbone of conservatism.”

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
WOW

New York, NY

#964526 Aug 15, 2013
SONICFILTH IS A BIGOT AND A RACISTS LIBERAL KKK DEMOCRAT Satirizing presidents has a long tradition in America,” Kurt Nimmo wrote in infowars.com .“From cartoons and caricatures early on to Chevy Chase and Dana Carvey more recently poking fun at Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, presidents, presidential candidates and the establishment political class at large has constituted fair game for newspaper editorialists, commentators, and comedians – until now.”

Peter Roff, commenting in US News & World Report, argued that the art of political satire, where it is acceptable to laugh at our imperfect leaders, has fallen by the wayside under Obama.“From Mark Twain to Will Rodgers, from Fred Allen to Mort Sahl, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, humorists, clowns and comedians have made taking shots at politicians their bread and butter,” Roff writes.“Until Barack Obama, that is.”

This high level of political sensitivity from increasingly diversified camps in the United States is a worrisome trend, and may eventually prove not only the futility of democracy inside of multicultural societies, it may lead to the political irrelevancy of the Democrats and Republicans – unless they can muster the courage to not only laugh at themselves, but allow others to laugh at them as well. Laughter is nothing more than the freedom of expression, and should not be treated as anything more or less. It’s a travesty that so many Americans need to be reminded of such a thing.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#964527 Aug 15, 2013
Some say the mainstream media is biased because all they care about is having a half black president. I say, what about the white half also being protected.

The media doesn't write about how the Obama administration's policies keep unemployment high with its newly imposed numerous burdensome and jo-killing regulations.

According to The Wall Street Journal: "Pages in the Code of Federal Regulations hit an all-time high of 174,545 in 2012....

The cost of federal rules exceeded $1.8 trillion, roughly equal to the GDP of Canada.

These costs are EMBEDDED IN NEARLY EVERYTHING Americans buy ... at $14,768 per household, meaning that red tape is now the second largest item in the typical family budget after housing.

"Last year, 4,062 regulations were at various stages of implementation inside the Beltway.

The government completed work on 1,172, an increase of 16 percent over the 1,010 that the feds imposed in 2011, which was a 40 percent increase over 722 in 2010....

The Obama administration did not break the all-time record of 81,405 pages it set in 2010.

But the 78,961 pages it churned out in 2012 mean that the President has posted three of the four greatest paperwork years on record."

AND WHO SAID ALL HE DID WAS PLAY GOLF!!!
WOW

New York, NY

#964528 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i heard you yelling the first time.
i try not to get into any kind of prolonged back and forth with folks who seem to need medication.
maybe you haven't heard that there's this deficit sucking program called Medicare Part D that will give you medicine that I payed for. if i were you i'd be all over it. you have my taxpayer blessings.
SONICFILTH IS A BIGOT AND A RACISTS LIBERAL KKK DEMOCRAT Satirizing presidents has a long tradition in America,” Kurt Nimmo wrote in infowars.com .“From cartoons and caricatures early on to Chevy Chase and Dana Carvey more recently poking fun at Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, presidents, presidential candidates and the establishment political class at large has constituted fair game for newspaper editorialists, commentators, and comedians – until now.”

Peter Roff, commenting in US News & World Report, argued that the art of political satire, where it is acceptable to laugh at our imperfect leaders, has fallen by the wayside under Obama.“From Mark Twain to Will Rodgers, from Fred Allen to Mort Sahl, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, humorists, clowns and comedians have made taking shots at politicians their bread and butter,” Roff writes.“Until Barack Obama, that is.”

This high level of political sensitivity from increasingly diversified camps in the United States is a worrisome trend, and may eventually prove not only the futility of democracy inside of multicultural societies, it may lead to the political irrelevancy of the Democrats and Republicans – unless they can muster the courage to not only laugh at themselves, but allow others to laugh at them as well. Laughter is nothing more than the freedom of expression, and should not be treated as anything more or less. It’s a travesty that so many Americans need to be reminded of such a thing.
WOW

New York, NY

#964529 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
REVEALED: Fox News Bumped Sean Hannity For Pro-Homosexual Megyn Kelly
“By effectively joining the ‘gay’ activists’ crusade, major media outlets – and even ‘conservative’ Fox News — have contributed greatly to the growing pro-homosexual political correctness in U.S. culture.”
“Some leading Fox News’ hosts, such as Bill O’Reilly, Shepard Smith and Megyn Kelly, have emerged as on-air, pro-LGBT advocates – seemingly defying Fox’s core audience demographic of staunch Republican conservatives.”
“One wonders how much of Fox’s liberal ‘message drift’ stems from it’s staff simply losing touch with churchgoing Americans and that old-fashioned, Bible-believing morality that once was the backbone of conservatism.”
http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
YOU ARE A DUNCE and a FRAUD BIGOT YOU QUOTE A FOX NEWS ACTION TO SUPPORT YOUR OPIONION WHAT AN AHOLE POS ENGINE FRAUD MF JUST LIKE A N****R

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#964530 Aug 15, 2013
If you're born on the 4th day of any month, you should know your birthday isn't a week away on the 15th of the previous month.

For example, say your birthday is on October 5 and, on September 14, you say it's a week away.

Who wouldn't know their birthday couldn't possibly be one week away?

So what else might this president be "confused" about when it comes to his own life?

Too much confusion and misstatements for it to be coincidence.

It's almost like he keeps reinventing himself.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#964531 Aug 15, 2013
WOW wrote:
Obama’s Press Conference: The Smiling Face of a Police State
At Friday’s press conference, President Barack Obama resorted to outright lies in his defense of the massive and illegal surveillance programs exposed by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.
Obama made it clear that, as far as he was concerned, the problem was not that wholesale violations of the Constitution were being perpetrated by his government, but that these crimes had been made known and had alarmed the public. What was needed was a better job of public relations.
The press conference itself was thrown together to assuage popular anger and concern over the systematic violation of privacy rights. As Obama said, his aim was to “make the American people more comfortable” about government snooping on every aspect of their lives.
“America is not interested in spying on ordinary people,” Obama said, as if documents had never been published exposing the government’s seizure of records of all telephone calls placed in the United States, its dragnet of electronic communications around the world, its recording of license plates, and its photographing of letters.
This statement came one day after the New York Times reported that the NSA is “copying and then sifting through the contents of what is apparently most emails and other text-based communications that cross the border.” It followed last week’s exposure of the NSA’s XKeyscore program, which allows analysts to listen to phone calls and read emails at will without a warrant or authorization from higher-ups.
In a tone of seeming incomprehension, Obama said,“And a general impression has, I think, taken hold, not only among the American public but also around the world, that somehow we’re out there willy-nilly just sucking in information on everybody and doing what we please with it.”
But as everyone knows, that is precisely what the US government is doing.
In discussing the surveillance programs, Obama attempted to project a patient attitude toward public concerns.“It’s right to ask questions about surveillance,” he said. Only when the question of Snowden came up was there a flash of anger in his voice and a tightening in his face.“No, I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot,” Obama said in response to a reporter’s question.
He went on to accuse the whistle-blower of “putting at risk our national security and some very vital ways that we are able to get intelligence that we need to secure the country.”
Saul Alinsky Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule....

In a tone of seeming incomprehension, Obama said,“And a general impression has, I think, taken hold, not only among the American public but also around the world, that somehow we’re out there willy-nilly just sucking in information on everybody and doing what we please with it.”

But as everyone knows, that is precisely what the US government is doing.
LCNlin

United States

#964532 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
REVEALED: Fox News Bumped Sean Hannity For Pro-Homosexual Megyn Kelly
“By effectively joining the ‘gay’ activists’ crusade, major media outlets – and even ‘conservative’ Fox News — have contributed greatly to the growing pro-homosexual political correctness in U.S. culture.”
“Some leading Fox News’ hosts, such as Bill O’Reilly, Shepard Smith and Megyn Kelly, have emerged as on-air, pro-LGBT advocates – seemingly defying Fox’s core audience demographic of staunch Republican conservatives.”
“One wonders how much of Fox’s liberal ‘message drift’ stems from it’s staff simply losing touch with churchgoing Americans and that old-fashioned, Bible-believing morality that once was the backbone of conservatism.”
http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
Interesting move at faux

Since: Nov 11

Marengo, OH

#964533 Aug 15, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>Bush, Graham and McCain have defected from the tea party. Bush goes to the White House this year but not to the GOP convention, not welcome or bored by the tea party?

Graham and McCain went to Egypt, leaving "the donald" to run the party and look afresh for birth certificates

where is Galt, didn't make bail this week or what.
Birthers only want to see the long form certificate from the "most transparent administration ever"!

But Occupy Wall Street, when not raping women or defecating in police cars, want their student loans forgiving because their promised $400,000 a year salary on Virtual Basket Weaving, did not materialize.

See? Conservatives are responsible but Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#964534 Aug 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Free Tuffy Gessling.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/...
Someone here please tell us what is wrong with a rodeo clown wearing a mask of Obama.
There's a picture floating around facebook of a black clown wearing a hillary clinton mask.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#964535 Aug 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
It just keeps getting worse....
NAACP calls on Justice Dept., Secret Service to investigate rodeo clown
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/...
Perhaps those treasonous scumbags should read the Constitution:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
What this means is the government just can't start investigating some rodeo clown just because he wore some mask of a president.
"I ain't got a dime. But, what I got is mine.
I ain't rich. But, Lord, I'm free."
Ask Tuffy Gessling if that is still true here.
The good news is liberals and blacks, both democrat and republican, are condemning the NAACP for making such a big issue out of this rodeo clown.

Thank goodness.

Since: Nov 11

Marengo, OH

#964536 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>why?

National GOP endorses 9/11 truther for Congress

IMO, the GOP is going to lose badly if this is the kind flotsam they feel is qualified to represent the American people in Congress.

http://forums.hannity.com/showthread.php...
Democrats endorse Bush Conspiracy wackos in stare senate.

Both Parties Have Their Fanatics
By David Paul Kuhn
Fully 35 percent of Democrats believe George W. Bush had advance knowledge of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Fully 28 percent of Republicans believe Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.
Meet the fanatical third.

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The tale of two conspiracy theories is the tale of the most polarized among us. The two statistics are based on a poll apiece. Neither is an exact measure. Yet, lots of liberals say take the "birther" poll on face value. Lots of conservatives say take the "truther" poll on face value. So let's listen to both sides.
The unsurprising conclusion: you can't reason with arch partisans.

Since: Nov 11

Marengo, OH

#964537 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>why?

National GOP endorses 9/11 truther for Congress

IMO, the GOP is going to lose badly if this is the kind flotsam they feel is qualified to represent the American people in Congress.

http://forums.hannity.com/showthread.php...
Both Parties Have Their Fanatics
By David Paul Kuhn
Fully 35 percent of Democrats believe George W. Bush had advance knowledge of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Fully 28 percent of Republicans believe Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.
Meet the fanatical third.

RECEIVE NEWS ALERTS

SIGN UP
David Paul Kuhn RealClearPolitics
Democrats Republicans
The tale of two conspiracy theories is the tale of the most polarized among us. The two statistics are based on a poll apiece. Neither is an exact measure. Yet, lots of liberals say take the "birther" poll on face value. Lots of conservatives say take the "truther" poll on face value. So let's listen to both sides.
The unsurprising conclusion: you can't reason with arch partisans.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#964538 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Barack Obama last weekend at the Missouri State Fair was a disappointing episode for the Show-Me State, a White House spokesman said Wednesday.
Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said that he had no reaction to the clown from Obama. But Earnest, a native Missourian, indicated that he was disappointed with the attention the clown has brought to his state.
"I can tell you as a native Missourian, it's certainly not one of the finer moments for our state and not the way that I like to see our state mentioned in the news," Earnest said.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/w...
What about the rodeo clown that wore a hillary clinton mask?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#964539 Aug 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
What are the chances that Obama had a passport from Kenya used to enroll in kindergarten in Hawaii?
I think pretty much near zero son.

But it's still higher than the chances of you being intelligent!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#964540 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i heard you yelling the first time.
i try not to get into any kind of prolonged back and forth with folks who seem to need medication.
maybe you haven't heard that there's this deficit sucking program called Medicare Part D that will give you medicine that I payed for. if i were you i'd be all over it. you have my taxpayer blessings.
You forgot to mention that deficit sucking program to pay for Janet Napolitano to build a giant war machine to wage war against the American people, while at the same time there wasn't enough money to pay for hot chow to be sent to the field for the troops on the front line in Afghanistan.

Since: Nov 11

Marengo, OH

#964541 Aug 15, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>there were only 3 people in that group. Now you're moving the goal line.
There are four now!!!

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