Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509351 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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968565 Aug 22, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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It were an era that wore the springs out muh decade annual, on sale only, till ya wear holes in 'em tennies, but hey--that's life in the REAL working world lol.
You are actually getting worse, this is completely unreadable tic
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968566 Aug 22, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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WW whatever was not caused by Republicans either Homer.
See Hitler.(kind of like Saddam)
Gaw- you purple drink sniffing, commie loving libuhrulTics sometimes.
DUHmmy.
I was referring to the Great Depression. The rest of your post is nonsense, literally.
LCNlin

United States

#968567 Aug 22, 2013
Republican Problems

Unless it doesn’t. Behind the scenes — in whispered asides, not for public consumption — some Republicans are now worried that keeping the House is not such a done deal after all. They look back to two elections, 1998 and 2006, in which Republicans seriously underperformed expectations, and they wonder if 2014 might be a little like those two unhappy years.

“The majority is at risk,” says one well-connected Republican strategist.“It should be a good year, but you need to run like you’re trying to win, and you need a good, solid strategy.”

In 1998, Republicans, with a narrow majority in the House, expected to pick up at least 20 seats. It was a weird year, with the Lewinsky scandal consuming Bill Clinton’s presidency. But Clinton wasn’t on the ballot — a fact that didn’t stop House Republicans from campaigning against him.“We were going to make the race all about Bill Clinton,” the strategist recalls.

It didn’t work. Instead of picking up 20 seats, the GOP lost five.(So much for the president’s party never picking up seats in the second term.) Republicans kept control of the House, but by a margin so small it made governing difficult.

In 2006, another president was in his second term, this time Republican George W. Bush. The GOP controlled the House and saw itself heading toward another victory.“The whole focus was on attacking Democrats,” recalls the strategist.“There was the belief that the districts were structurally Republican, Bush had carried a number of them, and we had a financial advantage.”

But instead of cruising to a win, the GOP lost 30 seats and ushered in the era of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

In both years,’98 and ’06, Republicans concentrated more on going after Democrats than on laying out a solid plan for governance. They were the opposition party more than the alternative party. And they suffered for it.

What is the GOP plan for 2014? It’s not clear. But there are indications some Republicans believe that, with a weakening president, a strategy based mostly on opposing Democrats will be enough to keep control of the House. But voters are sending some warning signals.

They’re still not happy with the economy. How could they be, with unemployment at 7.4 percent? Whatever Barack Obama does, whatever Republicans do, unless something huge happens, the public’s top issue will remain the economy for quite a while.
LCNlin

United States

#968568 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You mean like the one who got beat up by four liberals?
Fox???
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968569 Aug 22, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>G I Bill, 1944
Good stuff.

Happy 'Be an Angel' day today.

Be An Angel Day is all about making the world a better place through acts of kindness, care and support. Put others before yourself and reach out to help those in need.

If you’re the one benefiting from someone else’s act of kindness, make sure you let them know you appreciate it.

You know, Anti-Republican type stuff.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#968570 Aug 22, 2013
How many Obama’s Economic recovery have we been through since June 2009? Another Economic recovery frizzles GALLUP: Unemployment Spikes to 8.9%, Today 47% of adults have full time Jobs in 2007 59%, 1.8 GDP under Obama’s new job program ‘ Welfare’ it now Pays not to Work!!

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#968571 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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You forgot to include ALL the welfare.
(pssstt. you even have to include that Obama phone, dumbass.)
And please cite your source... a credible source. I'd like to see how their analysis may have differred from the CATO Institute.
LMAO. Seems you are the "Dumbass". As usual, your talking heads got it WRONG. It isn't the "Obama phone". You would be far more correct to refer to those cell phones as the "Bush phone".

The Telecommunications Act of 2005 (Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005) expanded the SafeLink program to include free cell phones. Got that???? Remember who was president in 2005???

Here is who voted for it:

5/18/2006 - Passed in the Senate by unanimous consent which means no Republicans opposed the bill.

6/7/2006 – Passed in the House 379-35

6/15/2006 – Signed into law by President Bush

Besides, the SafeLink program is funded by contributions from telecommunications companies through the Universal Service Administrative Company, NOT tax dollars.

An August 2008 press release announced the start of the SafeLink Wireless program in the state of Tennessee:

"Today, TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's leading prepaid cell phone provider announced its launch of SafeLink Wireless(R) in Tennessee. SafeLink Wireless will serve as the company's distribution of Lifeline - a U.S. government supported program for income eligible households that ensures telephone service is available and affordable for eligible low income households.

The SafeLink Wireless service will provide eligible low-income households a free cell phone…

A recent study ("Cell Phones Provide Significant Economic Gains for Low-Income American Households," April 2008) analyzed the impact of mobile phones on low-income households. "In this day and age, the cell phone should be deemed an imperative necessity for the millions of low-income families who are far less likely to own them," said Nicholas P. Sullivan, the study's author and visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Our study showed cell phones can significantly boost the earning potential of these communities, and this connectivity vastly encourages their opportunities and remains central to their everyday survival," Sullivan stressed.

The study also revealed the cell phone is a critical component for personal safety, access to emergency services, and can potentially increase a low-income family's economic productivity and earning power."

http://leadershipforliberty.org/index.php/new...
LCNlin

United States

#968572 Aug 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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but the stock market continues to rise...right???...
Any problems which face the America People seem to cheer you.:-)
Wonder Why
SistaNoneYa

Brodhead, KY

#968573 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I was referring to the Great Depression. The rest of your post is nonsense, literally.
Right on the same par level with yours Homer, right on the same par level.

(and your eyeballs would probably fall out of your head if you actually had to do some of the amounts of reading I've DONE on the current topic.)

PatheTIC Homer. A real eyesore adminstration of a poliTico mess.
LCNlin

United States

#968574 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
"Liberalism has destroyed black America."
Sen. Elbert Guillory, black Republican
http://theblacksphere.ne 013/08/elbert-guillory-announc es-the-free-at-last-pac/#AwIj9 CIZoozyXt5K.99
Figure the Republicans will have 90% of the Black vote in 2014 :-)

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#968575 Aug 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! And yet, have no proof.
It's simply amazing what you people can dream up when you're desperate!
I love this comedy channel.
You must give them a little sympathy. They were not raised to think for themselves. Parroting Hate Talk Radio talking heads is all they know how to do. Facts escape them.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#968577 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You are actually getting worse, this is completely unreadable tic
and Ps:
Is the REAL TRUTH too much to absorb?

TOO BAD. Get used to it.

NO still or METH here-so stop LYING, DUHMMy.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#968578 Aug 22, 2013
Another Liberal with an Identity Crisis… Latest: Manning wants to live as woman!!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#968579 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Would you support giving more power back to the states and term limits for Congress and Supreme Court judges?
I love it when you change the subject when you can't come up with a response Carol but I'll answer you.
1. No. We've tried that before. It was called the Articles of Confederation which proved totally unworkable. During the Civil War the Confederacy tried it again and once again it failed.
2. No. We already have that. It's called elections. If my Congressman and Senators are doing a good job then why would I want to replace them? The Republicans always put term limits in their platforms but once in office forget all about them.
3. While I'd love to see Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia be put out to pasture, again no. That would require amending the Constitution which is time consuming and expensive. It would likely fail and be a total waste of tax dollars.
Anything else Carol?
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#968580 Aug 22, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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seems to celebrate problems faces by the American People for your own personal gain?
Rather unpatriotic
People are sick of whining, palms outstretched for nothing, libuhrulTICS lincoln.

They bring nothing but bad auras.

2016 brings at least some HOPE again-- for CHANGE...because libuhrulTICism is wretched.
LCNlin

United States

#968582 Aug 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You must give them a little sympathy. They were not raised to think for themselves. Parroting Hate Talk Radio talking heads is all they know how to do. Facts escape them.
Right wing talking heads have led the republicans to electoral defeat since 2006.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#968583 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Of course, I understand SNAP is a good program and a necessity in a compassionate society such as ours, Homer.
What YOU don't seem to understand is we have a broken system. There are people who take advantage of those who don't know the difference between compassion and gullibility.
Explain to me why you are so against accountability and oversight and why you support an oversized government who can't do either.
And why you are so against eliminating waste, fraud, abuse and duplication.
I really don't understand.
Of course you don't understand Carol, There's people who will take advantage of any program but as far as SNAP is concerned the abuse about 1%. Do you think that I'd trust some of these Republican dominated state legislatures. In a pig's eye. They've shown repeated patterns of balancing their budgets on the backs of the poor and middle class while heaping tax breaks on the wealthy.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968584 Aug 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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That only suggests they've cut "waste, fraud, and abuse" in half instead of four-fold as the percentage would suggest.
So, they effectively cut "waste, fraud, and abuse" in half and we still have serious spending issues and a huge deficit, what's your next magic cure?
In 1996, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program was transformed from a cash welfare program into a jobs program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Recipients were required to perform at least 20–30 hours per week of work or job preparation activities in exchange for the cash benefit.

Overnight, welfare agencies became job placement offices, and people who had been trapped in poverty and dependence began seeking employment. Between 1996 and 2009, caseloads dropped from 4.5 million families to 1.7 million. As the reform went into effect, employment for disadvantaged single mothers increased dramatically.

Most of Obama’s spending increases are permanent expansions of the welfare state, not short-term responses to the current recession.

Surely, as a libertarian, you see something wrong with the expansion of a welfare state and it has nothing to do with hating Republicans. Republicans have done everything but beg for reforms.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#968585 Aug 22, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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Any problems which face the America People seem to cheer you.:-)
Wonder Why
Galt thinks mini computer apps can and should replace whole booklets and books, and libraries should be decimated in favor of 20's and 30's style poker and flapper backrooms era stuff.

He's been hanging around Homer too much.

Galt-that stuffs hard on the eyeballs too, remember? Obammercare should consider implementing one fwee set of dolluh store eyeglasses for everyone once a year as well!
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#968586 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Is it racial violence? Or, is it cultural? What do you think will happen when a culture that has no respect for another person's rights, property and life comes into contact with a culture that places the highest regard on individual rights, private property and a person's life?
The problem is, when you define the different cultures, it coincidentally approximates a racial difference.
What do you think of Elbert L. Guillory?
I think like any other person, he has the right to be what he wants to be. I think he is a well spoken, articulate, well educated blackman. I also think he crossed party lines for political gain. What person, after being something for 30yrs has an epiphany &, decides he's been wrong all along? You mean to tell me, it took 30yrs to see you were on the wrong path. That's not a person who can be trusted to run a state, let alone a country. You only make reference of the situation because, he changed from democrat to republican. Had it been the other way around, you would be seeing it my way, reality. At least Herman Cain had the dignity to hold form to his beliefs, however screwed up they were!

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