Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263791 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968459 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
A flat tax with no exemptions and exceptions is the only fair tax. A crackwhore gets ten dollars, she coughs up a buck fifty or so to the federal government.
Abolish the IRS.
The flat tax would get rid of all deductions. Just getting rid of the deduction for mortgage interest alone would be very difficult when you have 60 percent of Americans who are homeowners and who depend on that deduction. The deduction is capitalized into the value of homes. If you lose the deduction for mortgage interest, housing prices would fall, and how popular would that be? Then, getting rid of the exclusion for health insurance – that would greatly increase taxes on workers or businesses. It’s all just a pipe dream.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/0...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968460 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps they are interested in all violent crime, but the violent black-on-black crime is so overwhelmingly obvious, in spite of an intentional effort by the media to ignore it, it obscures the other categories.
so a 10% disparity in white on white murders compared to black on black murders is overwhelming?

94% for black on black.

84% for white on white.

and with the intentional effort by the right wing media to ignore that fact we have people posting stuff like your BS.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#968461 Aug 22, 2013
While the National Rifle Association publicly fights against a national gun registry, the organization has gone to incredible lengths to compile information on “tens of millions” of gun owners — without their consent.
They've compiled a database built through years of acquiring gun permit registration lists from state and county offices, gathering names of new owners from the thousands of gun safety classes taught by NRA-certified instructors and by buying lists of attendees of gun shows, subscribers to gun magazines, and more.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevefriess/how-the-n...

Sleep well DBWriter, I'm sure your personal information is on their potentially hackable list.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968462 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The flat tax would get rid of all deductions. Just getting rid of the deduction for mortgage interest alone would be very difficult when you have 60 percent of Americans who are homeowners and who depend on that deduction. The deduction is capitalized into the value of homes. If you lose the deduction for mortgage interest, housing prices would fall, and how popular would that be? Then, getting rid of the exclusion for health insurance – that would greatly increase taxes on workers or businesses. It’s all just a pipe dream.
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/0...
A flat tax of 15 percent, or less, is sufficient to fund any reasonably sized government. The people you reference would see their tax liability reduced. With a flat tax, everyone paying more than 12 to 15 percent in taxes will see their taxes reduced. I wonder what percentage of people actually paying income tax to the federal government that represents.
Perhaps you should look further into the concept of a flat tax and educate yourself on it.
The problem in reality is, the 47 percent currently letting the other half of the population pay all the taxes will have to start paying their fair share of taxes.

A crackwhore gets 10 dollars, she coughs up a buck fifty or so to the federal government.
That's the only fair tax.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968463 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so a 10% disparity in white on white murders compared to black on black murders is overwhelming?
94% for black on black.
84% for white on white.
and with the intentional effort by the right wing media to ignore that fact we have people posting stuff like your BS.
It's overwhelming when you look at places like, oh, say, Chicago.

The United States ranks among the most violent countries in gun crime in the world.
If you remove the four cities of Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans from the calculation, the United States becomes 4th best place in the world with respect to gun violence.
That is what's overwhelmingly obvious.

So, how do we recude violent crime in Chicago? Perhaps what Chicago needs is a community organizer that can lead them toward civilization, and away from their uncivilized norm that consumes them today. Can you think of someone who can do that? Offhand, I can't think of anyone like that.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#968464 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
The federal government has gotten too big to oversee abuses in the welfare programs or even manage veterans' benefits.
The SNAP program was designed to feed hungry children and the truly needy.
But all welfare programs were meant to be temporary - not a permanent lifestyle.
So money is being taken out of the paychecks of the lower middle class who are struggling to feed their own children without food stamps.
Only because the federal government has become so huge, it can't even see its toes.
Why is putting the federal government back in its place and giving the power back to the states such a bad idea to most liberals?
Well Carol, a while ago you provided the best evidence of why states aren't really that good at providing needed services. Remember Kerr-Mills? Where only a fraction of those entitled to benefits actually got them?
Oh by the way Carol, the Clinton welfare reform did in fact turn over control to the states. Your assertion that welfare is a permanent lifestyle is a damned lie promulgated by the right. 80.4% of TANF receive benefits for 5 years or less. The majority of those receiving SNAP benefits are families with children, the elderly and disabled and a large percentage are those working in low wage jobs. When you see those smiley faced price cut signs at your local Wal-Mart don't forget that what's not on there is what we pay in SNAP benefits and Medicaid because those employees make such low wages.
Your Christianity is like this morning's dew, it disappears when the light of truth dries it up.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968465 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
A flat tax of 15 percent, or less, is sufficient to fund any reasonably sized government. The people you reference would see their tax liability reduced. With a flat tax, everyone paying more than 12 to 15 percent in taxes will see their taxes reduced. I wonder what percentage of people actually paying income tax to the federal government that represents.
Perhaps you should look further into the concept of a flat tax and educate yourself on it.
The problem in reality is, the 47 percent currently letting the other half of the population pay all the taxes will have to start paying their fair share of taxes.
A crackwhore gets 10 dollars, she coughs up a buck fifty or so to the federal government.
That's the only fair tax.
maybe you should check to see who that was that i was quoting.

Bruce Reeves Bartlett (October 11, 1951) is an American historian whose area of expertise is supply-side economics. He served as a domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official under President George H. W. Bush.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Bartlett

when he speaks i figure i need to look no farther for 'education'.

and what is it with you folks and the 47% that Reagan created?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968466 Aug 22, 2013
Emoron wrote:
While the National Rifle Association publicly fights against a national gun registry, the organization has gone to incredible lengths to compile information on “tens of millions” of gun owners — without their consent.
They've compiled a database built through years of acquiring gun permit registration lists from state and county offices, gathering names of new owners from the thousands of gun safety classes taught by NRA-certified instructors and by buying lists of attendees of gun shows, subscribers to gun magazines, and more.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevefriess/how-the-n...
Sleep well DBWriter, I'm sure your personal information is on their potentially hackable list.
The problem is, those promoting new laws have a reputation for not enforcing existing laws in their own districts.
Let's look at, oh, say, Chicago. The fill the morgue up to the rafters with bullet-riddles corpses every weekend, yet they have the most stringent gun control laws in the country. They obviously make no effort to enforce these laws.
Only an idiot thinks the Democrats intend to enforce any new law when it's overwhelmingly obvious they don't enforce existing laws in their districts.
Their objective is to disarm the intended victims so their uncivilized base won't get blown to hell when they venture out and begin to forage among civilized neighborhoods.

Nope. As long as Democrats maintain an uncivilized base that has no respect for other people's rights, property and lives, we will remain prepared to blow them to hell when they attempt to invade our civilized world.

You should drop this issue. It's a sure loser for you.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968467 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>In defense of Obama's drone war

By Charles Krauthammer

1. By what right does the president order the killing by drone of enemies abroad? What criteria justify assassination?

Answer:(a) imminent threat, under the doctrine of self-defense, and (b) affiliation with Al Qaeda, under the laws of war.

2. But Awlaki was no ordinary enemy. He was a U.S. citizen. By what right does the president order the killing by drone of an American? Where's the due process?

Answer: Once you take up arms against the United States, you become an enemy combatant, thereby forfeiting the privileges of citizenship and the protections of the Constitution, including due process. You retain only the protection of the laws of war -- no more and no less than those of your foreign comrades-in-arms.

3. Who has the authority to decide life and death targeting?

In war, the ultimate authority is always the commander in chief and those in the lawful chain of command to whom he has delegated such authority.

This looks troubling. Obama sitting alone in the Oval Office deciding what individuals to kill. But how is that different from Lyndon Johnson sitting in his office choosing bombing targets in North Vietnam?

Moreover, we firebombed entire cities in World War II. Who chose? Commanders under the ultimate authority of the president. No judicial review, no outside legislative committee, no secret court, no authority above the president.

OK, you say. But today's war is entirely different: no front line, no end in sight.

So what? It's the jihadists who decided to make the world a battlefield and to wage war in perpetuity. Until they abandon the field, what choice do we have but to carry the fight to them?

....Now, for those who believe that the war on terror is not war but law enforcement,(a) I concede that they will find the foregoing analysis to be useless and (b) I assert that they are living on a different and distant planet.

For us earthlings, on the other hand, the case for Obama's drone war is clear. Pity that his Justice Department couldn't make it.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/15/in-...
But when Bush tried to do it you called him a war criminal!!!

And Navy Seal Team 6, Bush's personal assassination team, remember?

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968468 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>The federal government under the Bush administration ran an operation that allowed hundreds of guns to be transferred to suspected arms traffickers — the same tactic that congressional Republicans have criticized President Barack Obama's administration for using, two federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ATF-BushEraP...
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Another Liberal trying to rewrite history.

Bush's weapons were GPS tracked, Obama's piggi backed ones were free to Mexican drug dealers.

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968469 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
It's overwhelming when you look at places like, oh, say, Chicago.
The United States ranks among the most violent countries in gun crime in the world.
If you remove the four cities of Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans from the calculation, the United States becomes 4th best place in the world with respect to gun violence.
That is what's overwhelmingly obvious.
So, how do we recude violent crime in Chicago? Perhaps what Chicago needs is a community organizer that can lead them toward civilization, and away from their uncivilized norm that consumes them today. Can you think of someone who can do that? Offhand, I can't think of anyone like that.
you ask for something that if given you would do nothing but complain about it.

so yeah, let's let Obama start voicing his concerns about the black community and then trying to run legislation through to fix it and see how you act.

Obama stays silent on those concerns because of the Right. just look at how you act about anything he does.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968470 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
maybe you should check to see who that was that i was quoting.
Bruce Reeves Bartlett (October 11, 1951) is an American historian whose area of expertise is supply-side economics. He served as a domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official under President George H. W. Bush.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Bartlett
when he speaks i figure i need to look no farther for 'education'.
and what is it with you folks and the 47% that Reagan created?
Sonic, I'm betting you can't even define "supply-side economics".
The concept of a flat tax has been around forever. It was an argument for everyone paying a greater share of the tax burden than others since the beginning of taxation.

A flat tax is the only fair tax. EVERYONE pays. No exemptions. No exceptions. No excuses. A crackwhore gets 10 dollars, they cough up a buck fifty or so to the federal government. If you receive money in any way, you give a portion of that money to the federal government.
Let's see who gets elected when EVERYONE has to pay for what they vote for. I can guarantee you those criminals we have now won't be returning to Washington. They will have to take over the government and declare a dictatorship to stay there, which seems to be the plan.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968471 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>they're called Obamaphones because conservatives lie about everything. and it sounded good when the FOX talking heads were doing their race-baiting bit.
"Race-baiting"?

Do you mean "the police acted stupidly" or "he could had being my son"?

Or "a fairy tale" from Clinton or "he would had being serving us coffee"?

Or big-butt money-face Mitchell's "whiteys" comment?

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968472 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>yawn
Facts make Liberals yawn.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968473 Aug 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>but the stock market continues to rise...right???...
Not, I does not!

Beside, did not the Obama regime said the stock market does not matter?

When the Stock Market goes up is thanks to Obama but when it crashes it is unrelated to Obama, right?

Do you want you cake and eat it too?

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968474 Aug 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>Like many other businesses, UPS is covering spouses who have coverage from their own jobs. Of course, the other coverage may not be as good, but too bad. Adios.
Let's spin the bad news as no Obama's fault!

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#968475 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is, those promoting new laws have a reputation for not enforcing existing laws in their own districts.
Let's look at, oh, say, Chicago. The fill the morgue up to the rafters with bullet-riddles corpses every weekend, yet they have the most stringent gun control laws in the country. They obviously make no effort to enforce these laws.
Only an idiot thinks the Democrats intend to enforce any new law when it's overwhelmingly obvious they don't enforce existing laws in their districts.
Their objective is to disarm the intended victims so their uncivilized base won't get blown to hell when they venture out and begin to forage among civilized neighborhoods.
Nope. As long as Democrats maintain an uncivilized base that has no respect for other people's rights, property and lives, we will remain prepared to blow them to hell when they attempt to invade our civilized world.
You should drop this issue. It's a sure loser for you.
You ranted against a law that would have required a background check to purchase a gun which specifically PROHIBITED the creation of a database of gun owners. But you hypocritically shrug your shoulders at the NRA secretly creating a database of personal information much more intrusive.
Are you only interested in conspiracies that involve Obama?
Its okay

United States

#968476 Aug 22, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Another Liberal trying to rewrite history.
Bush's weapons were GPS tracked, Obama's piggi backed ones were free to Mexican drug dealers.
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
Lol. You need to brush up on your facts dummy. That plan lasted 10 minutes. It fell apart when the smugglers discovered the chips and destroyed them before delivering the guns to drug cartels. Total waste of time. Like you. Now go brush up on your technology skills!!

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968477 Aug 22, 2013
steve richards wrote:
<quoted text>They're called "Obamaphones" due to one video with a fat, black freeloading bovine[possibly ur wife] screeching that her phone was indeed an "Obamaphone".

Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone
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www.youtube.com/watch... ;
Sep 26, 2012 - Uploaded by RealFreedom1776
Original Obamaphone Lady: Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama .... Free Obama Cell Phone Videoby The ...

Ur wife? Sister? Concubine?

She was also paid $20 to protest against Mitt Romney.

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968478 Aug 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>He didn't shoot anybody.

The point in the Oklahoma story is the difference in the Obama reaction, or lack thereof, all based on race.
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

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