Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Frank

Spokane, WA

#983304 Sep 15, 2013
OhYa wrote:
<quoted text> REAGAN WAS A LIAR AND SCREWED AMERICA ALONG WITH BUSH . REAGAN SOLS ARMS TO IRAN . TODAY JEWS WANT US TO BOMB IRAN ? READ BELOW :
OUR GOVERNMENT IS CROOKED ! WAKE UP USA
The Bush family and the S&L Scandal
Neil, George Jr., George Sr., and Jeb Bush
The Savings and Loan industry had been experiencing major problems through the late 60s and 70s due to rising inflation and rising interest rates. Because of this there was a move in the 1970s to replace the role of S&L institutions with banks.
In the early 1980s, under Reagan, regulatory changes took place that gave the S&L industry new powers and for the first time in history measures were taken to increase the profitability of S&Ls at the expense of promoting home ownership.
A history of the S&L situation can be found here:
http://www.fdic.gov/bank/historical/s&l/
What is important to note about the S&L scandal is that it was the largest theft in the history of the world and US tax payers are who was robbed.
The problems occurred in the Savings and Loan industry as they relate to theft because the industry was deregulated under the Reagan/Bush administration and restrictions were eased on the industry so much that abuse and misuse of funds became easy, rampant, and went unchecked.
Additional facts on the Savings and Loan Scandal can be found here:
http://www.inthe80s.com/sandl.shtml
There are several ways in which the Bush family plays into the Savings and Loan scandal, which involves not only many members of the Bush family but also many other politicians that are still in office and still part of the Bush Jr. administration today. Jeb Bush, George Bush Sr., and his son Neil Bush have all been implicated in the Savings and Loan Scandal, which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars (note that this is about one quarter of our national debt).
Between 1981 and 1989, when George Bush finally announced that there was a Savings and Loan Crisis to the world, the Reagan/Bush administration worked to cover up Savings and Loan problems by reducing the number and depth of examinations required of S&Ls as well as attacking political opponents who were sounding early alarms about the S&L industry. Industry insiders were aware of significant S&L problems as early 1986 that they felt would require a bailout. This information was kept from the media until after Bush had won the 1988 elections.
Jeb Bush defaulted on a $4.56 million loan from Broward Federal Savings in Sunrise, Florida. After federal regulators closed the S&L, the office building that Jeb used the $4.56 million to finance was reappraised by the regulators at $500,000, which Bush and his partners paid. The taxpayers had to pay back the remaining 4 million plus dollars.
Neil Bush was the most widely targeted member of the Bush family by the press in the S&L scandal. Neil became director of Silverado Savings and Loan at the age of 30 in 1985. Three years later the institution was belly up at a cost of $1.6 billion to tax payers to bail out.
The basic actions of Neil Bush in the S&L scandal are as follows:
Neil received a $100,000 "loan" from Ken Good, of Good International, with no obligation to pay any of the money back.
Carter sold arms to Iran before Reagan was President. Liberal Democrat policies caused all the problems in the economy,during every administration Carter,Bush or Obama it makes little difference if they keep the same policies and during all the administrations the bureaucrats continue to shred our economy. We need to cut the numbers in Washington DC by over fifty percent to include cutting Cabinet positions,Congressional staff and politically appointed (for life) bureaucrats.
O no he didnt

Waterbury, CT

#983305 Sep 15, 2013
Obama. Found. Billions. For. War. Not. For. Peace. Not. For. The. American. Middle. Class. Not. For. The. Elderly. The. Poor. Children. Homeless. But. He. Found. It. For. More. Wars. Drones. NSA. Wall. Street. Failed. Solar. Programs.
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#983306 Sep 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO. Just like a low information reich wingnut not to grasp the FACT that "businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers." Looking stupid just comes seems to come natural to you.
It is your boy saying these things are ruining the jobs and here you are saying just the opposite.
Now who coined "low information"? It wasn't a demorat fool.
Yes businesses have become more efficient which requires fewer worker which makes your boy look bad.
Talk about low information voters you fit the bill uSmsinceforever.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#983307 Sep 15, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>The article was about the reduction in deficit increase. Nothing to be proud of Sonic.
Nope. You are dumber than sh*t.

The deficit is coming down, not increasing.

The deficit as a % of the GDP has been dropping since Obama took office.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#983308 Sep 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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When will you admit the numbers you keep citing got that way because of the Bush recession. The worst n 80 years.
GFY -=- posting yet another racial slur. Racist f*ck Eed.
Why is it that brain dead Obama Zombies refuse to admit that Obama is the worst president in the history of the United States? BTW: Bush was far above average, one of the best five in the last century, when you look at his accomplishments.
O no he didnt

Waterbury, CT

#983309 Sep 15, 2013
Bush. Is. Not. The. President. Talking. About. Bush. Only. Shows. That. The. Obama. Supporters. Have. Nothing. Good. Or. Different. With. Obama.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#983310 Sep 15, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Democrats never said a word either--BECAUSE BUSH DID NOT LIE ABOUT THE ATTACKS.
Got more video from "Oh Screwzzanna Rice Productions?"
There was no lie. Only a bunch of pathetic Party only, anti_american dumbasses using the deaths of 4 Americans as away to fire up there dumbass base.
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#983311 Sep 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, skippy, it is Obama who is trying to claim new technology such as ATMs is a new flanged thing.
We have been moving into the age of technology now for several decades and it is not something new to the Obama era.
Obama is using it as he has before to make excuses for the poor employee jobs numbers. Same ol same ol.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983312 Sep 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
This is your most dumb ass post to date.
I stated they were in office when the wars started.
lol! As for what you stated, that's correct son.

All I asked for after that was the declaration of wars since you claimed democrats started these so called 'wars.'

However, you're proving you're not just a dumb ass, but a liar as well... especially when you start using a dictionary to usurp the US Constitution.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#983313 Sep 15, 2013
SHADOW wrote:
<quoted text>
It is your boy saying these things are ruining the jobs and here you are saying just the opposite.
Now who coined "low information"? It wasn't a demorat fool.
Yes businesses have become more efficient which requires fewer worker which makes your boy look bad.
Talk about low information voters you fit the bill uSmsinceforever.
Wow, another racist f*ck slinging slurs today.
O no he didnt

Waterbury, CT

#983314 Sep 15, 2013
Obama. Was. Suppose. To. Be. Better. And. Different. Than. Bush. Reagan. Nixon. And. He. Is. No. Different. No. Change. So. That's. Why. He. Sucks. Like. It. Or. Not. He. Lied. He. Was. No. Change.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983315 Sep 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The world economy is changing and those who do not change with it will fall behind. No government program can change that.
Galt knows a computer scientist that spent 30 years working for the same company, earning a six-figure salary. About a year ago he was laid off at age 57, mainly because the computer language he had worked with all his career was obsolete and he had failed to move on. He was unable to find another job in his field, which is flooded with immigrants.
He now works in an Ace Hardware store primarily for medical benefits, desperately hoping that he will not lose his benefits because of ObamaKKKare. The irony is that he is a big Obama fan.
Such is life in Obama's America.
And all Romney would have offered was an "opportunity" to lose his job.... whatever that meant.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983316 Sep 15, 2013
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)- General Electric salaried retirees know some of their benefits may not benefit them in a few years when GE moves them off its health plan.

Hourly workers are not affected, but union reps aren't holding their breath. "Our contract runs until June 2015, so do I think it'll impact us come contract time? I do," IUE-CWA Local 761 President Jerry Carney said.

General Electric will close its retiree plan to new salaried retirees beginning January 2015. The implications mean workers who spent decades planning to have health insurance benefits may have to find new plans.

GE released the following statement regarding health insurance changes:

"We continuously assess our benefit programs to strike a balance among employees, retirees, investors, and our ability to compete. The changes we made to our post-65 retiree health coverage are consistent with national trends in employer-sponsored retiree health plans."

While health care coverage hasn't affected union/hourly employees, Local 761's president said it's imminent.

"I do think it will impact us. I think it's a shame General Electric is sitting on $60 billion dollars and it continues to take from the employees who are the ones that make the company," Carney said.

GE Appliance Park employs about 5,000 people which is down from a peak of nearly 23,000 in the early 1970's.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983317 Sep 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, skippy, it is Obama who is trying to claim new technology such as ATMs is a new flanged thing.
We have been moving into the age of technology now for several decades and it is not something new to the Obama era.
lol! So.... you're claiming the ongoing loss of jobs due to technology has been going on for decades?

wow.....

now you're catching on son!
O no he didnt

Waterbury, CT

#983318 Sep 15, 2013
Obama. Supporters. Use. Race. To. Cover. For. Failure. Flaws. In. Character. Lack. Of. Moral. Courage. Honesty.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983319 Sep 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
U.S. budget deficit down 35% through August
U.S. on track for first full-year deficit below $1 trillion since 2008
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-budget-de...
Whoopeee!! Like saying the boat is sinking more slowly.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983320 Sep 15, 2013
O no he didnt wrote:
Bush. Is. Not. The. President. Talking. About. Bush. Only. Shows. That. The. Obama. Supporters. Have. Nothing. Good. Or. Different. With. Obama.
lol! You sure sound un American son!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#983321 Sep 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Wow, another racist f*ck slinging slurs today.
lol! That little chihuahua likes to yap and yap, then run away!
MOM

Waterbury, CT

#983322 Sep 15, 2013
Obama has been Over his head from day one and it is coming apart he is confused and charm is no long working his messaging is is a failure Putin makes him look like a novice and has taken the leadership role commander in confusion racial pride doesnt blind everyone Obama shows lack of skills
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#983323 Sep 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Wow, another racist f*ck slinging slurs today.
the only response possible for an Obamabot...

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