Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1548181 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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LCNlin

United States

#968601 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So, in other words, you're okay with the status quo of career politicians, politically motivated Supreme Court judges and the dissolution of Social Security and Medicaid in a few more decades.
You're basically against any reforms that would limit the size and scope of the federal government and reform programs that are leading us into certain bankruptcy.
You're perfectly happy with a powerful central government who regulates and dictates and takes the power from the people.
Do I have that right?
Republicans in power, strengthen the Federal Government.
Supreme Court is conservative.
President George Bush expanded medicare to include prescription drugs, something you may champion when it benefits YOU ;-)
YouR head is in the sand or on fox?
PEACE

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#968602 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So, in other words, you're okay with the status quo of career politicians, politically motivated Supreme Court judges and the dissolution of Social Security and Medicaid in a few more decades.
You're basically against any reforms that would limit the size and scope of the federal government and reform programs that are leading us into certain bankruptcy.
You're perfectly happy with a powerful central government who regulates and dictates and takes the power from the people.
Do I have that right?
Yes you have it right. Power needs to be returned to the states where it belongs.
Tonto

London, UK

#968603 Aug 22, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yes you have it right. Power needs to be returned to the states where it belongs.
Whatever. You know... in a minute I'm gonna seduce some women... You might wanna... I don't know... go to church or sumthin'?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968605 Aug 22, 2013
Barack Obama:
~Makes empty threats with invisible red lines.
~Makes empty promises with no intention to keep.
~Desires a welfare state and a powerful central government.
~Desires a one-party system.
~Perpetually leads from behind.
~Creates a part-time employment epidemic to promote his vision of single-payer.
~Surrounds himself with corrupt Chicago advisors.
~Intentionally creates divisiveness among the people.
~Favors the enemies of Israel over Israel.
~Allows abuses of power by powerful agencies by holding no one accountable.
~Stonewalls investigations to cover up incompetency and abuses of power.
~Declares unresolved and disturbing controversies as phony.

This is not the right man to lead our country.

Not one liberal could defend the above truthfully.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#968606 Aug 22, 2013
GOP Candidate Sentenced for Felony Fraud After Changing Party Affiliation of 300 Democratic Voters, Casting Absentee Ballots in Their Name

With these 300 fraudulent votes created by one Republican candidate alone, that's 300 more fraudulent votes than have ever been created by ACORN or anybody who has ever worked for them.

But, of course, you're unlikely to hear that, or even this story itself, from the tenacious Fox "News" "voter fraud special investigative unit" or the GOP clowns who help them disinform American voters.

http://www.bradblog.com/...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#968607 Aug 22, 2013
I suggest you all read "The Liberty Amendments". Good ideas to turn this country back into what it is suppose to be.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#968608 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Barack Obama:
~Makes empty threats with invisible red lines.
~Makes empty promises with no intention to keep.
~Desires a welfare state and a powerful central government.
~Desires a one-party system.
~Perpetually leads from behind.
~Creates a part-time employment epidemic to promote his vision of single-payer.
~Surrounds himself with corrupt Chicago advisors.
~Intentionally creates divisiveness among the people.
~Favors the enemies of Israel over Israel.
~Allows abuses of power by powerful agencies by holding no one accountable.
~Stonewalls investigations to cover up incompetency and abuses of power.
~Declares unresolved and disturbing controversies as phony.
This is not the right man to lead our country.
Not one liberal could defend the above truthfully.
But that is exactly what they want. Haven't you figured that out yet? You hear no complaining because they are getting what they have dreamed of since FDR!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968609 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Barack Obama:
~Makes empty threats with invisible red lines.
~Makes empty promises with no intention to keep.
~Desires a welfare state and a powerful central government.
~Desires a one-party system.
~Perpetually leads from behind.
~Creates a part-time employment epidemic to promote his vision of single-payer.
~Surrounds himself with corrupt Chicago advisors.
~Intentionally creates divisiveness among the people.
~Favors the enemies of Israel over Israel.
~Allows abuses of power by powerful agencies by holding no one accountable.
~Stonewalls investigations to cover up incompetency and abuses of power.
~Declares unresolved and disturbing controversies as phony.
This is not the right man to lead our country.
Not one liberal could defend the above truthfully.
All debunked many times over, no need to defend.
LCNlin

United States

#968610 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Barack Obama:
~Makes empty threats with invisible red lines.
~Makes empty promises with no intention to keep.
~Desires a welfare state and a powerful central government.
~Desires a one-party system.
~Perpetually leads from behind.
~Creates a part-time employment epidemic to promote his vision of single-payer.
~Surrounds himself with corrupt Chicago advisors.
~Intentionally creates divisiveness among the people.
~Favors the enemies of Israel over Israel.
~Allows abuses of power by powerful agencies by holding no one accountable.
~Stonewalls investigations to cover up incompetency and abuses of power.
~Declares unresolved and disturbing controversies as phony.
This is not the right man to lead our country.
Not one liberal could defend the above truthfully.
List of Your Opinions ;-)

Amusing and partisan.

You seem to dislike President Obama for a person pretending to lead Black Americans "to a home in the Republican Party"?
Peace

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968611 Aug 22, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans in power, strengthen the Federal Government.
Supreme Court is conservative.
President George Bush expanded medicare to include prescription drugs, something you may champion when it benefits YOU ;-)
YouR head is in the sand or on fox?
PEACE


As long as you and other die-hard liberals keep living in the past, we won't have a future.

Republicans have been waiting for Democrats to get on board to implement plans and solutions for major reforms and willing to compromise.

The past is no longer working. The only ones who don't seem to know that are Democrats. They don't like upsetting the apple cart.

Problem is the apples are rotting.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#968612 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
seems to me it speaks more to the state of conservative families.
but when you live in a FOX fantasy world and your kids have been living it vicariously, they're just not capable of dealing with the real world. so.....i'm paying taxes so grown kids can sit at home and play video games where the main theme reinforces their 2nd amendment rights.
Oh child. If only all of America's children could live in a fantasy world.

Unfortunately, in many predominately Democrat areas kids of all ages and adults sit at home and don't have to play video games to experience guns both indoors through bullets being shot through walls and in hallways or outside in the street day or night.

But you'd love to take away 2nd amendment rights for those who don't commit crimes with the guns and keep families in poverty so they'll continue to vote for the ones who let them sit home and not work.

Wouldn't you, Son?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#968613 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>All debunked many times over, no need to defend.
it's like she figured that if she posted all of the debunked nonsense at once no would be able to respond to all of it.

seems she forgot about Homer.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#968614 Aug 22, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
<quoted text>Oh child. If only all of America's children could live in a fantasy world.
Unfortunately, in many predominately Democrat areas kids of all ages and adults sit at home and don't have to play video games to experience guns both indoors through bullets being shot through walls and in hallways or outside in the street day or night.
But you'd love to take away 2nd amendment rights for those who don't commit crimes with the guns and keep families in poverty so they'll continue to vote for the ones who let them sit home and not work.
Wouldn't you, Son?
You got that right.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968615 Aug 22, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
And of course you can back this up with some actual evidence?
Of course you can't because you're pulling it right out of your rectal orifice as usual.
Well, we can just ask left wingnut PBS what their results were when they tried to find someone, anyone, who ever met Obama on the campus at Columbia for the documentary they produced about Obama's life. They never found anyone who ever met Obama at Columbia, and had to ignore that part of Obama's life in the documentary about him they produced. The PBS effort to find anyone who ever met Obama at Columbia was consistent with the 400 people in Obama's class Fox News called, and nobody ever met Obama. This is also consistent with the statement of the president of Obama's supposed class, who states he doesn't know anyone who ever met Obama at Columbia.
So, we have three sources that say Obama never attended classes at Columbia, one of which is a left wingnut promoting institution.
(You'd know this if you were paying attention last week.)

So, since nobody ever met anyone who ever met Obama at Columbia, and his classmates at Occidental characterize Obama as a poor student, the conclusion is Obama was a dropout from Occidental that never attended classes at Columbia who, somehow, was admitted to Harvard.

For Obama to be admitted to Harvard, someone who busted their ass and made the sacrifices necessary to be admitted to Harvard was denied admission to Harvard so Obama could get a fraudulent entry into his fraudulent resume.

Who was that person who worked and sacrificed to be admitted to Harvard that was denied admission so a college dropout that never attended classes at Columbia could attend?
LCNlin

United States

#968616 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
As long as you and other die-hard liberals keep living in the past, we won't have a future.
Republicans have been waiting for Democrats to get on board to implement plans and solutions for major reforms and willing to compromise.
The past is no longer working. The only ones who don't seem to know that are Democrats. They don't like upsetting the apple cart.
Problem is the apples are rotting.
Some good positive news for America!

President Barack Obama was unveiling a sweeping new plan for rating colleges based in part on affordability, with the goal of eventually linking those ratings to federal financial aid awards.

The new ratings system, which the president wants implemented before the 2015 school year, would evaluate colleges on a series of measures, including average tuition and student loan debt, graduation rates, and the average earnings of graduates. Obama is also seeking legislation to link the new ratings system to the way federal financial aid is awarded, with students attending highly-rated schools receiving larger grants and more affordable student loans.

Obama was to detail the proposals Thursday as he opened a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania. The tour underscores the White House's desire to stay focused on domestic issues, even as foreign policy crises in Egypt and Syria vie for his attention.

Throughout the summer, the White House has been seeking to keep the president's public agenda centered on middle-class economic issues as a way to rally public support for his positions ahead of looming fiscal battles with congressional Republicans. And Obama, in an email to supporters this week, said a big part of middle-class security includes fundamentally rethinking how to pay for higher education.

"Just tinkering around the edges won't be enough," Obama wrote. "We've got to shake up the current system."

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday the middle class needs the security of knowing they can afford to send their kids to college.

"There's a growing sense that college is for the wealthy, for rich folks and not for hard-working people who are doing the right thing every day," he said.

The president's plan aims to better inform consumers and provide incentives for colleges and universities. "We need much greater transparency for the public," Duncan said.

According to Obama administration estimates, average tuition costs at four-year public colleges have more than tripled over the last three decades. The average student loan borrower also graduates with over $26,000 in debt.

The president will also propose legislation to give colleges a "bonus" based on the number of students they graduate who received Pell Grants. The goal is to encourage colleges to enroll and graduate low- and moderate-income students.

The administration will also seek to require colleges with high dropout rates to distribute student aid over the course of the semester as students face expenses rather than in a lump sum. The aim is to prevent wasting grant money by ensuring that students who drop out do not receive funds for time they are not in school.

"You want to see good actors be rewarded," Duncan said.

Obama is also renewing his call for a $1 billion college "Race to the Top" competition that would reward states that make significant changes in higher education policies while also containing tuition costs.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968617 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I'm telling you, you can trace everything back to Reagan.
So, it's not Bush's fault after all? It's Reagan's fault?
Do you clowns ever listen to yourselves?
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#968618 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the Republicans DID compromise by giving the Democrats their tax increase.
But, just like under Reagan and Bush, they get what they want and renege on the expected compromise in return - cuts in the budget.
It might cost them votes, so they renege every time.
Obama promised to go by "line by line" in the budget to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse in entitlement programs four years ago.
Democrats won't even hold Obama to his own promise - and all Republicans were asking for in return.
Really Carol? What do you call the sequester? Those are budget cuts! They're across the board and it's affecting everyone. Obama has put out proposals for streamlining the government but he needs a green light from Congress to do so but the various chairmen of committees in the House are guarding their power over the agencies that need streamlining and not giving an inch. And who controls those committees? The GOP.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968619 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
I think Homer will go with a 'Reagan' theme today.
Big government, big spender, huge debt, allowed free reign for corporations to crush the middle class.
Reagan's Toll on the Middle Class
Top 1% average per-capita income -
1980 - 1990
427K --> 661K increase of 55%
Income of bottom 90% same time period decreased
30,900 --> 30,800
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2011/02/reaga...
Facts are facts, don't shoot the messenger.
10 years - he made us a nation of haves and gfy's
One thing you forgot to mention was the fact that we were on the verge of losing the Cold War, which would have meant the same thing that happened to the Soviet Union would have happened to us instead, and Reagon led us from the verge of defeat to victory.
Perhaps you would have some credibility if you included things that are consistent with actual US history in your posts.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968620 Aug 22, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Why are the Democrats that voted for Obamacare distancing themselves from Obamacare?
Why?
Because Democrats are brain dead hypocrites.
But on election night Americans will not forget what Democrats did to America under Obamacare.
Now that that that Liberal policy is taking effect people can see the real Liberal agenda.
Because we are just peasants out here that arre incapable of making our own decisions, and the clown act that is the Democratic Party assumes that they are superior to the unwashed masses and are the only people capable of making decisions for everyone. Naturally, what is good for the peasants is not what is good for the ruling elite.
Every Democrat in Washington hates ObamaKare.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968621 Aug 22, 2013
flack wrote:
I suggest you all read "The Liberty Amendments". Good ideas to turn this country back into what it is suppose to be.
It's creating quite a stir.

My concern is Americans have become too complacent to demand difficult and necessary changes. The polls indicate the vast majority believe we're going in the wrong direction, but 1 in 4 Americans don't even know ACA is the law of the land.

It's hard to imagine so many Americans aren't aware of such a strict partisan legislation that will affect them so profoundly.

It's the complacency that really concerns me the most.

Unless there is more of an outcry on the part of younger voters and minorities as well as the middle class demanding major changes, our fate is sealed.

I'm pretty convinced this president and his administration think they are insulated and immune from the growing unrest because of the liberal media's protection and what is becoming a disturbing complacency.

We'll know if I'm right or not come next November and in 2016. Heaven knows, I hope I'm not.

Good morning, flack.

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