Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263872 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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Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#983089 Sep 14, 2013
Think your insurance is good enough? Hmmm
Let us now consider those who lost their jobs. Full time employment dropped by 8.7 million during November 2007 to November 2011. Just as 7 million were entering the workforce for jobs. Deficit to laborers employment can be calculated at 15 million. USA’s unemployment insurance one of the least in the western civilized nations. A safety net in dire need of repair overflowed and tore apart. Generally unemployment insurance was for 6
Months. In the “Great Recession” that was severely underestimated. Unemployment of 1 to 2 years more the norm and growing. Eligibility was used to eliminate sectors of the unemployed resulting in late 2011 inadequacies of only 38% of the unemployed were receiving benefits. 44% never received any benefits. Those receiving benefits, 70% of them, realized their benefits would not sustain them to the next employment. More than 50% of those receiving unemployment benefits, suffered emotional and health problems. Health Care is unavailable to the unemployed, compounding the seriousness of the issue. Middle aged unemployed lost hope of ever finding work. Optimism still high on 70% of all unemployed that they would find work within the next 12 months.. Alas American unemployment is emulating Europe’s long intervals of unemployment scenarios. Affect of lifelong earnings dwindling with every passing day of unemployment.
Insecurity enters the fray. Employed work with visions of pink slips being forth coming. Observing low levels of social protection administered to their fellow laborers exacerbated their insecurities and trust in a failed system. Pensions and health to be offered onto the altars of Wall Street!
Once it was a security to know your pension was secured through government policies that regulated corporations bearing the risk of stock markets investments and or the S.S. net of the government. Now this is under siege to transfer the pensions responsibilities to the laborers at an age where inexperience or a failing of comprehension is to decide and secure their pensions. Been there done that. Does not work out for the average retiree. Failure of that ideology was prevalent during the years before F.D.R.
Imagine had the laborer adhered to the analyst of Wall Street as the “Great Recession” started to blossom. Predatory schemes eating up all their life savings, with no nets to catch them from their fall, to the streets of desolation row. Just as what republicans advocate for our already polarizing labor forces and the increasing inequality of wealth. Note the millions that lost their life savings and or their homes, shelter, health, security with the minimal regulations that was able to blunt the full measure the full scope of the disaster. Now we are to remove even these weak and unreliable safety nets.
Weakness and disrepair to these nets produced losses to retirement accounts.$6.5 trillion loss in housing valuations. Minorities and those that fell prey to the predatory lending schemes were hit even harder. Predatory loans on individuals blew away the American dream for all of them, for decades if ever to return, to one more chance at the American dream. African Americans household lost 53% of their wealth. Hispanics lost 66% of their household wealth. Rendering their assets to less than 5% of the average white American’s. Average white American lost substantially, to $113,149 in 2009. A 16% loss of wealth.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983090 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell us the logic that claims a use of military force is different from war?
lol! I must have missed that part in the Constitution that talked about 'logic' and war.

In fact, I must have missed that part about logic in general.

Perhaps you can direct me to the point son?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983091 Sep 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That fkn mutt somehow believes that "fundamentalist" Muslims are somehow different than "fundamentalist" Christians.
LMAO
Like that end times illiterate who posts that Revelations nonsense here__they shouldn't allow Church of Christ members to own weapons of any kind or get within 500 feet of children.
lol! Wait long enough....

... that'll change to all religions against secular people.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983092 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
My correcting an error is all you got to defend this-Muslim Brotherhood is the same as the Church of Christ?
Still waiting for your declaration of wars son.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#983093 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol is also aware that Galt supports the Planned Parenthood program of black genocide, including lowering standards so that the abortion dollar will go further, even if a few people die along the way.
"John Galt"
You are for the murder by abortion of innocents? Or do you only support abortion if the victim is black?
Peace
KMA
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983094 Sep 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I must have missed that part in the Constitution that talked about 'logic' and war.
In fact, I must have missed that part about logic in general.
Perhaps you can direct me to the point son?
Yeah, you would be confused.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983095 Sep 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Still waiting for your declaration of wars son.
You are the one claiming something, but you keep running around with the goal posts.

Realtime

Deltona, FL

#983097 Sep 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Wait long enough....
... that'll change to all religions against secular people.
Hit a nerve with whatever eh?

That scumbag will be sittin up near the preacher manana where the talkin in tongues spitil will soil it's best Lane Bryant fashions.

Did I mention that Ban Ki-Moon has declared Bashir Assad and his brother Maher to be war criminals?

I wonder if Ban is kin to Rev Moon of Moonie fame? Did you know that Rev Moon founded the Washington Times?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#983098 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Are those terms now racist?
"John Galt"
To "real dumb" they would be. The poster could have added black boy if he really wanted to irk "real dumb".
Peace
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983099 Sep 14, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
More proof the left can't get past emotion-fueled governing.
Christie's fawning display after "Sandy" was (laughably) seen by many libs as a change of his political philosophy.
No, he was just playing for the money, but unfortunate nevertheless.

Christie also got an agreement that Booker would not run against him in return.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983100 Sep 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Hit a nerve with whatever eh?
That scumbag will be sittin up near the preacher manana where the talkin in tongues spitil will soil it's best Lane Bryant fashions.
Did I mention that Ban Ki-Moon has declared Bashir Assad and his brother Maher to be war criminals?
I wonder if Ban is kin to Rev Moon of Moonie fame? Did you know that Rev Moon founded the Washington Times?
I don't belong to any church.

But, I recognize an absurd analogy when I see one.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983101 Sep 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
why don't you research it
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/17/bengha...
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-secret-cia...
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/12/br...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/02/beng...
I've even included a link to a Faux news story on the subject.
Geesh, for a guy who claims he knows what's going on....you sure look to be in the dark about Benghazi. But I'm guessing that your normal modus operandi....ignore news that doesn't fit into your preconceived notions
So, it was a White House operation, not a CIA operation, that led to the Benghazi attack.

Little wonder that Obama wanted to blame an unseen video.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983102 Sep 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
The Gulf of Tonkin was a false flag operation, while the Iraq use of force resolution was based on lies and doctored intelligence. Ironic that you would pick those two.
Not the point; both were declarations of war.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983103 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you happy that Assad will not have to face War Crime chargers?
There is that knee-jerk reaction before thinking it through in action.
nor any punishment for alleged use of chemical weapons...

and "international" means Russia...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983104 Sep 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Wait long enough....
... that'll change to all religions against secular people.
So tell me when did the Church of Christ involve itself in terrorist activity as the Muslim Brotherhood has.

Realtime is trying to lump terrorist with churches.

We get it she/he hates religion but the analogy is totally stupid.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983105 Sep 14, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> We were losing 800,000 jobs a month when Bush 43 left office in 2009 and Obama was inaugurated. Since then, we've enjoyed over 48 consecutive months of job creation and still counting averaging 150,000 new jobs a month.(Just for starters)
...and yet, unemployment remains high and good jobs are not available, the "statistics" not being borne out in reality...

heap big cooking of books...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983106 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, you would be confused.
lol! And you still can't find that part in the Constitution, eh?

No wonder you're even more confused son.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983107 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You are the one claiming something, but you keep running around with the goal posts.
lol! Oh no son. I'm not claiming the likes of Korea and Vietnam were wars son.

That's all on you.

And I'm still waiting for you to back that up.

Instead, you keep trying to slither out from under your claim.

I wonder why?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983109 Sep 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
actually, I never made a comment about them being war declarations. However, I do believe that they were authorizations for the use of force and not declarations of war. they were specifically not declarations of war
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (officially, the Southeast Asia Resolution, Public Law 88-408) was a joint resolution that the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964, in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
It is of historical significance because it gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of "conventional'' military force in Southeast Asia. Specifically, the resolution authorized the President to do whatever necessary in order to assist "any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty". This included involving armed forces.
It was opposed in the Senate only by Senators Wayne Morse (D-OR) and Ernest Gruening (D-AK). Senator Gruening objected to "sending our American boys into combat in a war in which we have no business, which is not our war, into which we have been misguidedly drawn, which is steadily being escalated".(Tonkin Gulf debate 1964) The Johnson administration subsequently relied upon the resolution to begin its rapid escalation of U.S. military involvement in South Vietnam and open warfare between North Vietnam and the United States.
There is a difference between a DECLARATION OF WAR AND a Resolution of the use of force.
Congress has the power to declare war, but no Constitutional power to "authorize use of force"...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983110 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Not the point; both were declarations of war.
??????????

You must be from another country son.

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