Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1406181 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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Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#987645 Sep 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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It's still a bit scary. The best thing about renting is never having to fix anything or worry about unexpected costly repairs.
But rent is going up and it seemed the best time with interest rates low to take the plunge. And we bought the house at fair market value.
Hard to know how things will change in another year or two.
Did you buy a mobile home as planned?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987646 Sep 22, 2013
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
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Stupid comment...go watch more Fox News and tell us what they told you to argue
So, you do believe what you see in movies?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987647 Sep 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
So October 1 is right around the corner. Obamacare is here for most of us.
Everyone ready?
Are wives still covered under their husband's employer insurance...or not?
Guess we're all in for a few of "Pelosi's surprises".
With employers dropping people and the exchanges not ready to function, interesting days ahead...

ObamaKKKare always anticipated that the exchanges would be covering people who had never had insurance and wouldn't know shit, but now they will be getting people facing a downgrade in their coverage...and they won't be happy.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987648 Sep 22, 2013
blurt wrote:
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Hahahahahahahaha -- no sooner said, than the pathologically lying, fat old snatch tells another taaaaaall tale for her gallery of fellow conservaturd feebs and ninnies.
Glad my being a former teacher is so amusing to you.

Where've you been? Pretty much everyone who's been on here four or five years knows this by now.

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#987649 Sep 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
September 2004: Then-Treasury Secretary John Snow testifies before the House Financial Services Committee to recommend that Congress enact "legislation to create a new Federal agency to regulate and supervise the financial activities of our housing-related government sponsored enterprises" and set prudent and appropriate minimum capital adequacy requirements.

September 2003: Then-House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Barney Frank (D-MA) strongly disagrees with the Administration's assessment, saying "these two entities – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – are not facing any kind of financial crisis … The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing." (Stephen Labaton, "New Agency Proposed To Oversee Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae," The New York Times, 9/11/03)

Anyone see any discrepancies here?
You forgot to mention that Liberal promises to label any one who attempted to fix the problem as RACIST!!

Since banks were being forced to give out loans to lazy Liberal minorities scums under threat of lawsuit!!!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987650 Sep 22, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Did you buy a mobile home as planned?
That was the plan when hubby retired and had access to his 401k. Buying a modest or manufactured home right out.

But we knew we didn't want to rent much longer either.

So we decided now was the time to take the plunge. Rent's going up and interest rates are low.

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#987651 Sep 22, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>The Clinton Administration "went to ridiculous lengths to increase the national home ownership rate." They deliberately diminished lending standards "to push prices up by increasing demand."

Research a document called “The National Homeownership Strategy: Partners in the American Dream.”

The government inspired practice "led to waves of defaults by people who never should have bought a home in the first place."

http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/hotpro...
They have good intention as always!

And as always they had unintended consequences!

Why every Liberal program end up in disaster?

While every single Conservative program succeed like Apple and Microsoft and Exxon and AT&T, etc.

Why is Capitalism always the only system that rally works?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#987652 Sep 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The unions who paid millions to get this health care <cough> reform passed are freaking out that it did.
That should be a good indication what the rest of us are thinking too.
First of all, the SEIU which paid millions to support Obama is still very supportive of the Affordable Care Act. They are even pitching in for "outreach and enrollment efforts across the country."

Now, the AFL-CIO is another matter and it has to do with their non-profit multiemployer health plans and their belief that "denying eligibility for health benefits to immigrants on the path to citizenship is not only cruel, but also short-sighted given the important connections between coverage expansion and controlling the growth of health costs."

They also feel that "non-profit multiemployer plans should have access to the ACA’s premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions on behalf of working families, just as for-profit insurance companies will" even though these plans already receive tax breaks.

They believe that "the employer responsibility rules should be fixed by applying a full employer penalty for failing to provide affordable comprehensive coverage to workers who average 20 or more hours per week and adding an employer penalty on a pro rata basis for employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week."

They further believe that "employers that attempt to shirk their responsibility in its entirety by dumping low-income workers into Medicaid should be penalized."

http://www.aflcio.org/About/Exec-Council/Conv...

Still think you are on the same page as the AFL-CIO? I seriously doubt it.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987653 Sep 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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With employers dropping people and the exchanges not ready to function, interesting days ahead...
ObamaKKKare always anticipated that the exchanges would be covering people who had never had insurance and wouldn't know shit, but now they will be getting people facing a downgrade in their coverage...and they won't be happy.
It's going to be like a nightmare you can't wake up from.

Wonder how many people even know they have to start signing up for the exchanges next month? Or how to do it? Or know it's the law of the land?

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#987654 Sep 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! There's that crap again about reducing lending standards.
He shows facts you show nothing!

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#987655 Sep 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! There's that crap again about reducing lending standards.
Today Liberals claim Obamacare is not another housing fiasco in the making.

Tomorrow they will blame the fiasco on someone else!

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#987656 Sep 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The House is not asking for a shutdown.
You are the only one who sees it that way.8978

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#987659 Sep 22, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>The Clinton Administration "went to ridiculous lengths to increase the national home ownership rate." They deliberately diminished lending standards "to push prices up by increasing demand."

Research a document called “The National Homeownership Strategy: Partners in the American Dream.”

The government inspired practice "led to waves of defaults by people who never should have bought a home in the first place."

http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/hotpro...
Obamacare: another bubble to burst in Liberals faces!

We Conservatives, as with the housing crisis, are warning the Liberals AGAIN. Will they listen this time?

Or will they wait for the bubble to explode and blame it on Bush?

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#987660 Sep 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! There's that crap again about reducing lending standards.
Crap?

Hey, I understand. Denial is a powerful psychological condition.

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#987661 Sep 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed.

ObamaKKKare is a ruinous policy.
As with her Liberal housing scam, it will blow up in their faces causing economic destruction!

Every single Liberal program had always end up destroy families!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987662 Sep 22, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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You forgot to mention that Liberal promises to label any one who attempted to fix the problem as RACIST!!
Since banks were being forced to give out loans to lazy Liberal minorities scums under threat of lawsuit!!!
Remember reading that somewhere.

I didn't change one of the dates accurately, so will just repost again.

September 2003: Then-Treasury Secretary John Snow testifies before the House Financial Services Committee to recommend that Congress enact "legislation to create a new Federal agency to regulate and supervise the financial activities of our housing-related government sponsored enterprises" and set prudent and appropriate minimum capital adequacy requirements.

September 2003: Then-House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Barney Frank (D-MA) strongly disagrees with the Administration's assessment, saying "these two entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not facing any kind of financial crisis. The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing." (Stephen Labaton, "New Agency Proposed To Oversee Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae," The New York Times, 9/11/03)

(Both statements were made in September 2003. And it'd be great if a few liberals commented on both.)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987663 Sep 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Glad my being a former teacher is so amusing to you.
Where've you been? Pretty much everyone who's been on here four or five years knows this by now.
Why do you waste your time talking to Ghost?

Do you enjoy abuse?

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#987664 Sep 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
lol! Gotta love it!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2013/09...

"Republicans Will Win The Government Shutdown PR Battle If They Promise Voters Private Jets

Assuming a federal government shutdown come October, there’s a surefire way for the Republicans to win the ensuing war of words. Without a hint of hyperbole, they should promise voters a future of widespread private jet ownership.

The above proclamation is easy to laugh at, many surely will, but when Karl Friedrich Benz created the first gasoline powered car in 1885, it was exponentially crazier to contend then that cars would be a middle class good within 25 years. But by the 2nd decade of the 20th century the once inconceivable to own luxury that was the automobile had become rather commonplace. Thanks to Henry Ford’s aggressive investment and reinvestment of profits into perfecting mass production of the auto, gasoline-powered cars rather quickly became ubiquitous.

Just the same, if someone had said in 1903 (when the Wright brothers first took flight) that flying would within the 20th century become a pedestrian and often bothersome necessity, that person too would have been laughed out of the room. But with government on all levels consuming exponentially less capital in the early part of the 20th century, huge technological leaps were taking place thanks to extra capital in the private sector funding all manner of commercial experimentation. To deny the correlation between small government and big private sector advances is to ignore basic economics.

More on private flying in a little bit, but first it should be said that the Republicans, even though Obamacare is dying before our eyes of its own myriad contradictions, must stand firm on defunding it anyway. They must do this even if it means a shutdown of the federal government.

Wise political minds have made very apparent their view that a GOP-authored shutdown would amount to political suicide, but it seems the thinkers inside the Establishment have misread the electorate. Put plainly, a Republican Party that deserved rebuke after the George W. Bush economic disaster was given a very probationary second chance in 2010...."
Liberals want to erase from history the 2010 midterm shellacking!!!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987665 Sep 22, 2013
blurt wrote:
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You MIGHT have taught cork soaking in the days before you "caught" religion, but I doubt you even have much of a talent for that. And "pretty much everyone" knows you're an unregenerate lying sack ofshit with as much scruples and wit as your "male" counterparts, Galtowitz the poseur and Fenroid the "off-grid supermod slayer." The fact that you've been skulking "on here" for the past 4 or 5 years would embarrass anybody but a brainless pile of pisspoor protoplasm such as yourself.
And you're as "amusing" as the proverbial fart in a spacesuit.
Feel better now?

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#987667 Sep 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>Most Americans rarely think about medical care at all, except as an expense for insurance.

Half of the population spends little or nothing on health care, while 5 percent of the population spends almost half of the total amount.
Good point!

Let the 5 percent feel the pain and pay for it themselves!

Why should the 95% pay for the irresponsible 5%?

Socialism!

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