Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277220 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

#968625 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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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.
"we were on the verge of losing the Cold War"

Another opinion or you have a right wing site or two?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968627 Aug 22, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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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.
Some negative news for liberals.

The Dow drops like a rock for six consecutive days.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/dow-...

"Dow Suffers Biggest Drop Of 2013 As Markets Continue To Panic About The Fed"

Obama's failed stimulus and big government vision apparently isn't working.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968628 Aug 22, 2013
Chris Lane shooting a gang initiation, says father who called police

Date
August 22, 2013 - 5:01PM

Duncan, Oklahoma: Chris Lane was murdered as a part of a gang initiation, according to James Johnson, the father of a boy who was also allegedly targeted by the three youths accused of killing Mr Lane.

Police have not commented on the claim, though court documents confirm the accused were eventually arrested in front of the boy's home.

In their car, police say they found a shotgun and the .22-calibre revolver they believe was used to kill Mr Lane, and a cache of ammunition.

Watch the video

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/chris-lane-shooti...

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/chris-lane-shooti...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#968629 Aug 22, 2013
Will Obama make a speech saying if I had a son it would look like the 3 savages that shot the young man in the back also will he say if he had a younger BROTHER he would look like the young man the 3 savages shot in the back and where is the uproar from the same lily sonicfilth yeah real dave leosana and all the BIGOTS THAT PROMOTE RACIAL HATE where is the debate about this YOUNG WHITE MAN THAT 3 SAVAGES SHOT IN COLD BLOOD IN BROAD DAYLIGHT where is the NATIONAL OUT CRY FROM WHITE PEOPLE are you all that scared of sharpton as AMERICANS WHY IS THIS NOT ON THE NATIONAL OUTRAGE PAGE LOW MORALS VERY LOW MORAL NO DEBATE ON TOPIX ABOUT YOUNG MAN SHOT IN THE BACK FOR NOTHING HE DESERVES BETTER RACISM LOWERS MORALS and THIS COUNTRY CONTINUES TO LOSE VALUE

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968630 Aug 22, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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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.
It's really very sad. You, I mean.

Obama's proposed budget increased spending in entitlements and nearly cut defense to the bone.

Don't you remember in 2011 he promised to go "line by line" in the budget to "eliminate waste, fraud and abuse" in the system?

That's all he had to do to avoid the sequester. That's all Republicans asked for in return after giving him his tax increase.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#968631 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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you would find them in your list of copy and paste insults.
"sonic"
And your every thought comes from your copy and paste BS you glean from left wing sites.
Peace
KMA
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968632 Aug 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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If the EPA was effective I'd be able to eat fish out of the local rivers and streams.
Most rivers and streams meet all water quality criteria. However, not all rivers and streams are classified as fisheries.

Current water quality criteria are typically based on cancer risk factors, a much more stringent measure than acceptability for fishing. Limits on many heavy metals are set at "not detectable", in other words at the limit of laboratory detectability.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968633 Aug 22, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> 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!
The majority apparently don't agree with them as 75% are "dissatisfied".

http://www.pollingreport.com/right.htm

Let's hope they prove it next time then.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#968634 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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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.
Oh I think most of them are about to get a rude awakening in a couple of months. The tide is changing, although slowly. CNN is coming around to be a more effective journalistic news source.Even PMSNBC is slowly turning away from the blind loyalty. With three years to go the cracks are showing and will only widen with time.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#968635 Aug 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why would anybody work 40 hours per week for an extra $300 per month in a society that glorifies freeloaders?
Because that 900 has a lifetime limit. Because people want to work. With work is a chance for advancement.

No one glorifies those who need help. That is all in your demented little head.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968636 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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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.
We were never on the verge of losing the Cold War, the Soviet system collapsed from within, it was a bad system.

Besides we were discussing Reagan's defeat of the middle class.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#968637 Aug 22, 2013
Oh good morning Carol!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968638 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>All debunked many times over, no need to defend.
No, Homer, you keep confusing "debunked" with "denial".

But I don't blame you. I blame the liberal media for wanting to keep you in the dark.

Well, actually, I do blame you for choosing to stay there.

BTW, Reagan's economic plan trickled all the way down to the Clinton administration.

Clinton also moved to the right of center following the lead of his Republican Congress. Smart move.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968639 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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A person blindly supporting someone who was mentored by Frank Marshal Davis, was promoted by Vernon Jarrett, began his political career in the home of William Ayers, and puts Vallerie Jarrett in the office immediately adjacent to the Oval Office is calling someone else a "friggin' communist".
It doesn't get much funnier than that.
If I meet someone like that, not likely, I will pass that along. You are still a friggin' Communist wanting to ban all guns.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968640 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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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. Its all just a pipe dream.
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/0...
Another leftwinger casts a vote in favor of subsidies.

The mortgage deduction is the product of the real estate industry lobby.
LCNlin

United States

#968641 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Some negative news for liberals.
The Dow drops like a rock for six consecutive days.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/dow-...
"Dow Suffers Biggest Drop Of 2013 As Markets Continue To Panic About The Fed"
Obama's failed stimulus and big government vision apparently isn't working.
You celebrate that which hurts the average American.

Bad economic news seems to cheer you.

You dislike America
when YOU
are not in charge?

rather unpatriotic ?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968642 Aug 22, 2013
Flack, posting, market must be down.

Not George Bush down(6,500) but down slightly.

Rightwingers cheer!

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#968643 Aug 22, 2013
steve richards wrote:
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Per the morals and standards of the times Oblama's mom was a slut, even a black minister said so. I'll grant you none of us get to pick our parents.
We are today not 50 years ago. You defend the bigot thinking back then? Yes, inter racial marriage is accepted today as it should always have been.

To call Obama's mother a slut today because she married a black man just means your attitude is the same as the bigots 50 years ago.
LCNlin

United States

#968644 Aug 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Another leftwinger casts a vote in favor of subsidies.
The mortgage deduction is the product of the real estate industry lobby.
Galt rents
LOL
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968645 Aug 22, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"sonic"
And your every thought comes from your copy and paste BS you glean from left wing sites.
Peace
KMA
somehow unlike every right wing nutjob on this thread?

but now that i think about, why am i acting like a right wing nutjob?

so now i'm miffed. i'm taking my copy & paste and going over to the Daily Holler so i can harass some super-uber-right wing nutjobs. and don't ask me to come back.

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