Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509503 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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Annie

Jamaica, NY

#981398 Sep 12, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
The Democrats/Unions got what they supported and now are whining!
Democrats believe anything, then cry when they get their wishes!
Democrats are screwing the USA.
"The AFL-CIO approved a resolution saying that President Obama's health care overhaul will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/12/af...
A fine example of how Democrats screw up everything can be found in California.

Despite what God and man in the past have given the state, CA has often squandered its inheritance,it is called Death by Liberal Policy.

For all its costly investments in wind & solar power, CA electricity rates are the steepest in the nation.
The tab falls most heavily not on the green elites of the affluent coastal communities, but on the poor and middle classes concentrated in the hotter & colder interior. For many in Fresno or Bakersfield, keeping on the air conditioning when August temperatures hit 100 is a fantasy from a bygone age.

Californians pay among the highest gas prices in the country. Again, those astronomical costs seem surreal, given that the state sits atop huge untapped deposits of gas & oil.

The California paradox of having among the highest taxes and among the worst services is also echoed in state-by-state rankings of public school test scores. California continues to place near the bottom.

Do those sky-high California gas taxes translate into superb roads? Not yet at least. Reason Foundation's 20th annual highway report ranked California roads 47th in the nation.

In the last 20 yrs, 3.4M middle- and upper-middle-class Californians have fled paradise for low- or no-tax states. In contrast, the state currently has had the largest influx of residents who immigrated ILLEGALLY.

Although exact numbers are impossible to obtain, estimates suggest that about 3M Latin American nationals are residing in California. Many are hardworking immigrants, but most arrive illegally, don't speak English, and don't have money or a high school education.

Ensuring foreign nationals minimum parity with US citizens requires huge state inputs in education, law enforcement and health services. The 2012 census listed CA as having the highest poverty level (23.5%) of any state in the union.

A state with roughly 12% of the U.S. population is now home to 33% of the nation's welfare recipients.

What, then, is the state's strategy for recovery? More taxes, regulations and government.

Apparently, officials in Sacramento assume that the state's rich inheritance, coastal culture, and natural beauty and climate will ensure that most Californians stay put, keep innovating, and pony up far more in sales, income and gas taxes.

The exorbitant cost of living will simply be the shakedown price of being a resident of hip Newport Beach or Palo Alto -- places believed to be safe, if not immune, from the turmoil growing elsewhere in the state.

So will California recover its past glory -- or go the way of Detroit?

It may do both.

Coastal greens, progressive Bay Area gays, liberal urban elites and hip dot-com workers will probably not soon flee the temperate, scenic corridor from Berkeley to San Diego. For at least a while longer, they will be wealthy and confident enough to afford the living costs that high taxes and myriads of regulations ensure.

Yet for the strapped middle classes in the interior of the Los Angeles basin and the Central Valley, there is a perfect storm raging. They can ill afford the soaring taxes, high unemployment, costly illegal immigration, escalating crime rates, substandard roads, record power and gas prices, underwater home values and dismal schools.

In short, the California coastal corridor still resembles Germany, while much of the interior is BECOMING GREECE.

"How goes California..."
sonicfilter

United States

#981399 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The much talked about One Million Muslim March got 30.
but hey, just think of how foolish the conservatives who overreacted must feel now.

and at least someone paid attention to the 1MMM.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#981400 Sep 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So,what is your plan. Do nothing like the rest of your right whiner buddies?
Even if Assad hides some chemical weapons, the bulk will be taken & his programs dismantled. A lot more than a military strike would do.
You support whatever obama tells you to support...we get it. Funny, even lily the lush isn't that stupid.
sonicfilter

United States

#981401 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Sonic continues to make a flawed assertion.
He has no excuse for making the same dumb assertion more than once as he was informed of his error a while back.
"The Swedish Army trains land combat and air defence units which, in concert with Air Force and naval units, can be deployed operationally on both national and international missions.
The Army’s land forces are being reoriented towards an increasingly clear rapid-response, mission-oriented role which includes participation in international operations."
http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/en/Organisation/...
why are you giving me a hard time about the low IQ POTUS you voted for?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#981402 Sep 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Putin might be the leader if only he would have suggested his solution prior to being forced into it else risk a military strike on their ally & being tagged as a supporter of ChemicalWeapon warfare.
Hahahahahaha!!!!!
sonicfilter

United States

#981403 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, that was misinformed.
Greece had gone bankrupt due to big spending on Social programs. In order to get a loan from the EU they were forced to develop an austerity program. Socialism doesn't work.
The Tragedy of Greek Austerity Continues…

After writing about the tragedy of Greek austerity for more than a year, I’ve love to (finally) have some good news to share. But when it comes to austerity, the news is never good. In Greece, the news is bad and getting worse.

The latest news is that Greece’s economy is still shrinking. In fact, the Greek economy just posted its 20th consecutive decline, shrinking 4.6 percent in the three months through June – for a grand total of 20 percent shrinkage since January 2008. The only good news is that economists predicted a shrinkage rate of 5 percent.

For millions of Greeks bearing up under six years of austerity measures, and an economy stuck in recession because of those austerity measures, that the economy shrank slightly less than predicted is nothing to cheer about. The impact of austerity on ordinary Greek citizens is the real tragedy.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18195-t...

in order to get a loan from the EU? 6 years ago?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#981404 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, that was misinformed.
Greece had gone bankrupt due to big spending on Social programs. In order to get a loan from the EU they were forced to develop an austerity program. Socialism doesn't work.
Dunderhead
I come in PEACE

Bronx, NY

#981405 Sep 12, 2013
Hello Liberal War Hawks no more concern for the homeless the Poor the Elderly Children dying in America Hunger in America the LIBS have JOINED with the NEOCONs to be better Con artists Bush Backs Obama same ideology Big Business Rules John Mccain says the same as Obama but then again Mccain Gave Obama the First Election why was a Democrat was so Big in his campaign our government is the NBA Lakers plays MIA for the champinionship at the end they are in the same League trade players from one team to another OBAMAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAha
sonicfilter

United States

#981406 Sep 12, 2013
McCain: Putin’s Op-Ed Insults Americans’ Intelligence

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/m...

not if you're a right wing commie loving Putin fanboy/FOXbot.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#981407 Sep 12, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
You support whatever obama tells you to support...we get it. Funny, even lily the lush isn't that stupid.
Oh really? You dittoheads are applauding Putin and imagine Russia to be some sort of Utopia!! I wish one of you dolts would go live there and see how long before you end up in a Siberian gulag for opening your mouth, or given poison tea that eats your face off.
Idiots.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#981408 Sep 12, 2013
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A rapping jihadi from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia's al-Qaida-linked extremist rebels and was on the FBI's Most Wanted list with a $5 million reward for his capture was killed Thursday in an ambush ordered by the rebels' leader, the militants said.

Omar Hammami, a native of Daphne, Alabama, who was known as Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, or "the American," died in southern Somalia following several months on the run after a falling-out with al-Shabab's top leader, the rebels said.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#981409 Sep 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
here's one O'Reilly missed.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/just...
oh wait, another...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/anth...
oh wait, another....
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/rich...
oh wait, another.....
A 19-year-old man and his pregnant wife have been charged in the killing of a state trooper in northern Michigan's Mason County.
Eric Knysz is charged with murder of an officer as well as three other crimes, according to the Associated Press. His wife, 21-year-old Sarah Knysz, also faces two charges related to driving away from the scene.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/eric...
oh wait,.........
O'Reilly is not in the business of reporting every single crime in the country. Local reporters don't even do that. He's a news commentator, not a news reporter. He comments and leads discussions on the pressing issues of the day that affect all of us. And he looks out for the folks. Your liberal media doesn't. They look out for the elitists they put in power.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#981410 Sep 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Tragedy of Greek Austerity Continues…
After writing about the tragedy of Greek austerity for more than a year, I’ve love to (finally) have some good news to share. But when it comes to austerity, the news is never good. In Greece, the news is bad and getting worse.
The latest news is that Greece’s economy is still shrinking. In fact, the Greek economy just posted its 20th consecutive decline, shrinking 4.6 percent in the three months through June – for a grand total of 20 percent shrinkage since January 2008. The only good news is that economists predicted a shrinkage rate of 5 percent.
For millions of Greeks bearing up under six years of austerity measures, and an economy stuck in recession because of those austerity measures, that the economy shrank slightly less than predicted is nothing to cheer about. The impact of austerity on ordinary Greek citizens is the real tragedy.
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18195-t...
in order to get a loan from the EU? 6 years ago?
The socialist policies is still the cause of it no matter how many articles you cut and paste. We will be Greece if we continue down this path. How many people do you know who work just to pay for the coffee they had last year? How many people you know that are so overwhelmed by debt that they just go to work to keep the creditors at bay but appear to be affluent and well to do? Bet there are more than you think. People live beyond their means. Countries are the same way. You can't live beyond your means with socialist programs. The house of cards (credit) will always fall.
sonicfilter

United States

#981411 Sep 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Dunderhead
i've gotten to the point of when they say 'you're wrong!' i just start laughing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#981413 Sep 12, 2013
Moochelle Obama is now a shill for the bottled water industry, despite the huge negative environmental impact.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/soda-wars-miche...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#981414 Sep 12, 2013
A 50-something year old Muslim man arrived at his seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn't want the seat. The seat was next to an elderly white woman reading her Bible. Disgusted, the man said, "I cannot sit here next to this infidel!" then summoned the flight attendant, demanding a new seat. The flight attendant responded, "Let me see if I can find another seat. "After checking, the flight attendant returned and stated "There are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class. "The flight attendant returned, stating "The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, however there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class." Before the irate Muslim man could say anything, the attendant gestured to the elderly woman and said, "Therefore, m'am, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn't want you to sit next to an unpleasant person." Passengers in the seats nearby began to applaud while some gave a standing ovation. I say, can I get an Amen to that!
sonicfilter

United States

#981415 Sep 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
O'Reilly is not in the business of reporting every single crime in the country. Local reporters don't even do that. He's a news commentator, not a news reporter. He comments and leads discussions on the pressing issues of the day that affect all of us. And he looks out for the folks. Your liberal media doesn't. They look out for the elitists they put in power.
considering O'Reilly never addresses the larger issue of white on white crime, no he is not in the business of reporting every single crime in the country. he's in the business of race baiting to keep his ratings up.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#981416 Sep 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Tragedy of Greek Austerity Continues…
After writing about the tragedy of Greek austerity for more than a year, I’ve love to (finally) have some good news to share. But when it comes to austerity, the news is never good. In Greece, the news is bad and getting worse.
The latest news is that Greece’s economy is still shrinking. In fact, the Greek economy just posted its 20th consecutive decline, shrinking 4.6 percent in the three months through June – for a grand total of 20 percent shrinkage since January 2008. The only good news is that economists predicted a shrinkage rate of 5 percent.
For millions of Greeks bearing up under six years of austerity measures, and an economy stuck in recession because of those austerity measures, that the economy shrank slightly less than predicted is nothing to cheer about. The impact of austerity on ordinary Greek citizens is the real tragedy.
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18195-t...
in order to get a loan from the EU? 6 years ago?
Are you kidding me? The Greeks couldn't give their government any more of their money to be taken care of them from cradle to grave.

Austerity was the only alternative. It's what happens when you don't pay heed to the warning "The government can give and the government can take away." It's what happens when the government runs out of other people's money.

Obama wants us to become another Greece.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#981417 Sep 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh really? You dittoheads are applauding Putin and imagine Russia to be some sort of Utopia!! I wish one of you dolts would go live there and see how long before you end up in a Siberian gulag for opening your mouth, or given poison tea that eats your face off.
Idiots.
Dumbass dave supports military action against syria, since you obviously don't read his posts.
sonicfilter

United States

#981418 Sep 12, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The socialist policies is still the cause of it no matter how many articles you cut and paste. We will be Greece if we continue down this path. How many people do you know who work just to pay for the coffee they had last year? How many people you know that are so overwhelmed by debt that they just go to work to keep the creditors at bay but appear to be affluent and well to do? Bet there are more than you think. People live beyond their means. Countries are the same way. You can't live beyond your means with socialist programs. The house of cards (credit) will always fall.
yeah, i'm going to go with your opinion that can't back up with a real source.

so how come austerity didn't fix socialism? 6 years on and Greece is in worse shape then when they started cutting.

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