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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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#983225 Sep 15, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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1. my post was a reply to your post, so it should be "That isn't what "I" was talking about"
2. I was pointing out that since blacks and women are part of the middle class and poor, for their incomes to have been going up since the 80's and during the Bush administration doesn't make sense, as those two groups have seen their income and wealth go down.
here's part of your post
"This is a stunning reversal of the progress for these groups during the expansions of the 1980s and 1990s, and even through the start of the 2008 recession. Census data reveal that from 1981-2008 the biggest income gains were for black women, 81%; followed by white women, 67%; followed by black men, 31%; and white males at 8%.
In other words, the gender and racial income gaps shrank by more than in any period in American history during the Reagan boom of the 1980s and the Clinton boom of the 1990s. Women and blacks continued to make economic progress during the mini-Bush expansion from 2002-07. "Income inequality" has been exacerbated during the Obama era. "
Just provided evidence that your conclusion is false.
You're hopeless get like the rest.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983226 Sep 15, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
where did I ask him to prove his conclusion was false?????
just go back and point it out.
Why don't you make your case how income inequality changes the data that blacks and women were making income gains during 90s on.

The data is accurate and cannot be changed based on another set of unrelated data.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983227 Sep 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
"The economy would be this bad or better if Obama had done absolutely NOTHING!"
Prove it dumbass. Prove we would be we we are today in the same amount of time.
I knew that when Obama took office & when the economy improved you f*cking morons would scream how it would have improved any how. This is how PATHETIC you people are.
Obama & hos stimulus took us from looking nearly 800,000 jobs a month to zero is less than a year.
And then this whopper: Flack said: "Obama had nothing to do with it except cause the layoffs in the first place."
This GD idiot is blaming Obama for the Bush recession saying he caused all the layoffs.
The only people that have done squat are your heroes the Republicans who blocked nearly every effort to get our economy growing faster.
Well, cons were complaining Obama didn't 'fix' the economy on January 20, 2009.

So obviously they knew the economy was terrible at that pont!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983228 Sep 15, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I bet you write for those supermarket tabloids?
I wish I was kidding but...

Obama again is complaining about technology taking away jobs such as bank tellers.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983229 Sep 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama has no economic plan except to place more people on welfare and more people in government jobs, a plan similar to the Detroit plan.
lol! Romney's plan was to give them 'opportunity,' whatever that meant considering he kicked a lot of people out of jobs!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983230 Sep 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't point fingers when you were the one to change the topic and failing to notice this.
The discussion was documented gains that blacks and women were making in income prior to Obama.
Your attempt to obfuscate this and claim the figures wrong by using income inequality data is mixing apple and oranges.
Ergos isn't a magic word that overcomes this mixing of stats.
lol! Still waiting for your declaration of wars son.

Still waiting......

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#983231 Sep 15, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
folks if you lack reading and comprehension skills, maybe you shouldn't be posting...it just confirms what everyone knows,
the subject was income gains of blacks and women since the 80's as compared to under President Obama.
Yes and what you fail to understand is they lost ground under Obama because you can't read. Nobody was talking about the wealthy(changing the question).
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983232 Sep 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Blaming Obama yet again for the effects of the Bush recession.
And ATMs is destroying the economy.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983233 Sep 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. Yes. I can think of one screen name in particular that several people post under. Sometimes they don't get their lies straight which makes them scramble with more lies in an attempt to explain themselves. It's laughable.
lol! You know? I've need seen people work so hard to perpetuate their lies while claiming the party they're against is a poor example for the nation!

I'm sure they believe the ends justify the means.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983234 Sep 15, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! And yet, you have no declaration of wars you claim exist.
Son, you clearly aren't making any sense.
You're only trying to escape!
You are the only confused about who was in office during those wars.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983235 Sep 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I wish I was kidding but...
Obama again is complaining about technology taking away jobs such as bank tellers.
I wish you would support your claims instead of just making them.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#983236 Sep 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't point fingers when you were the one to change the topic and failing to notice this.
The discussion was documented gains that blacks and women were making in income prior to Obama.
Your attempt to obfuscate this and claim the figures wrong by using income inequality data is mixing apple and oranges.
Ergos isn't a magic word that overcomes this mixing of stats.
dude, I don't dispute the fact that since the recession started in 2007, the income of middle class and poor Americans has gone down, my point was why just look at the last four years or so

The income of middle class and poor Americans has been steadily declining since 1980

those links showed both income and wealth, which are interconnected
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983237 Sep 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yes and what you fail to understand is they lost ground under Obama because you can't read. Nobody was talking about the wealthy(changing the question).
So.... what part of Obama's plan does your census say caused this mess by him?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#983239 Sep 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I wish I was kidding but...
Obama again is complaining about technology taking away jobs such as bank tellers.
I got news for him. It's only just getting started.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983240 Sep 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> No I'm not saying that. Learn to read. The economy would be this bad or better if Obama had done absolutely NOTHING! Once all the deadwood was cut the job market stabilized. It would have done so if Mickey Mouse was elected. Obama had nothing to do with it except cause the layoffs in the first place. Obama hasn't done jack squat but screw the economy up even worse.
How could you possibly 'know' this?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#983241 Sep 15, 2013
Time to go watch some football/racing. I shall respond when I return.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#983242 Sep 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell us the logic that claims a use of military force is different from war?
"There is a difference between a limited punishment of Syria for breaking an international taboo on the use of chemical weapons and becoming involved in a civil war." The foreign policy risk behind the Arab revolutions http://wapo.st/17sysWe via @washingtonpost
Whatever

Gering, NE

#983243 Sep 15, 2013
Okay folks here is what appears to be Obama's official line of excuse making

1)1) Rs call for strikes
2) Rs then oppose Obama's proposed strikes
3) Rs now oppose UN deal over its lack of force threat

1) McCain and Graham doesn't count
2) Just like the majority of Americans
3) You asked for use of force then reversed stance and agreed to removing threat of force

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#983244 Sep 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yes and what you fail to understand is they lost ground under Obama because you can't read. Nobody was talking about the wealthy(changing the question).
they've been losing ground since 1980...you and your alter ego whatever, claimed was that their incomes had been going up in the 80's, 90's and under bush. I just provided links that provided evidence that statement was not accurate.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983246 Sep 15, 2013
lol! Well, now that we know Stephen Moore is a political hack for the right wing nuts, it puts new light on the data he's interpreting!!!!!

"Stephen Moore
Editorial board member and senior economics writer, The Wall Street Journal.

Stephen Moore joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer on May 31, 2005. He splits his time between Washington and New York, focusing on economic issues, including budget, tax and monetary policy.

Stephen has been a frequent contributor to the Journal over the years, and is previously known as the founder and former president of the Club for Growth, which raises money for political candidates who favor free-market economic policies. He left that position in 2004. Just prior to coming to the Journal, Stephen was president of a new organization, the Free Enterprise Fund.

Over the years Stephen has served as a senior economist on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as a budget expert for the Heritage Foundation and as a senior economics fellow at the Cato Institute, where he published dozens of studies on federal and state tax and budget policy. He was a consultant to the National Economic Commission in l987, and research director for President Reagan's Commission on Privatization.

Stephen is the author of five books, most recently, "Bullish on Bush: How the Ownership Society Is Making America Richer." He graduated from the University of Illinois and holds a masters degree in economics from George Mason University."

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