Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1496996 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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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#994061 Oct 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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There is no mandate to have insurance.
Dumbass Dave is a liar.
You're right. If you choose not to have insurance you pay a tax for the trouble.

New York, NY

#994062 Oct 2, 2013
Yea Obalamer this is how you run a government you should have done this in 2008 we wouldnt have this problem today just stayed home with the beard and Kids

Indianapolis, IN

#994063 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You don't know spending has consistently gone up under every president and every Congress over the past five or six decades?
Sometimes it's even gone higher under Democratic controlled Congresses.
But I know. Democrats can do no wrong.
do you ever first try to see if you can back up what you imply? your dependence on right wing misinformation just makes you look the fool.

“Conservative” Bush Spends More than “Liberal” Presidents Clinton, Carter

The Bush administration’s newly released budget projections reveal an anticipated budget deficit of $450 billion for the current fiscal year, up another $151 billion since February. Supporters and critics of the administration are tripping over themselves to blame the deficit on tax cuts, the war, and a slow economy. But the fact is we have mounting deficits because George W. Bush is the most gratuitous big spender to occupy the White House since Jimmy Carter. One could say that he has become the “Mother of All Big Spenders.”

The new estimates show that, under Bush, total outlays will have risen $408 billion in just three years to $2.272 trillion: an enormous increase in federal spending of 22 percent. Administration officials privately admit that spending is too high. Yet they argue that deficits are appropriate in times of war and recession. So, is it true that the war on terrorism has resulted in an increase in defense spending? Yes. And, is it also true that a slow economy has meant a decreased stream of tax revenues to pay for government? Yes again.

But the real truth is that national defense is far from being responsible for all of the spending increases. According to the new numbers, defense spending will have risen by about 34 percent since Bush came into office. But, at the same time, non-defense discretionary spending will have skyrocketed by almost 28 percent. Government agencies that Republicans were calling to be abolished less than 10 years ago, such as education and labor, have enjoyed jaw-dropping spending increases under Bush of 70 percent and 65 percent respectively.

Now, most rational people would cut back on their spending if they knew their income was going to be reduced in the near future. Any smart company would look to cut costs should the business climate take a turn for the worse. But the administration has been free spending into the face of a recessionary economy from day one without making any serious attempt to reduce costs.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#994064 Oct 2, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Okay, So he was a success at making pizza, I'm happy for him but, how exactly does that qualify his ignorant as for being president? I don't give a shit about race, Barack Obama was the most qualified person for the job in the past 2 elections. You can make up all the damn lies about Frank Marshall Davis all you want. You can lie about citizenship &, legal standings all you want. it won't change the facts because, after all facts are truth with evidence to back it up. All you have is retarded thoughts from a conspiracy theory website!
You forgot a few jobs.

Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945)[4] is an American author, business executive, radio host, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia.[5][6][7] He was a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential nomination.[5]

Cain grew up in Georgia and graduated from Morehouse College in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics.[8] Cain pursued graduate studies at Purdue University, and graduated with a Master of Science in computer science in 1971,[9] while also working full-time for the U.S. Department of the Navy.[10] In 1977, he joined Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis where he later became vice president.[11] During the 1980s, his success as a business executive at Burger King prompted Pillsbury Company to appoint him as chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, in which capacity he served from 1986 to 1996.[12]

Cain was chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch from 1989 to 1991.[13] He was deputy chairman, from 1992 to 1994, and chairman, from 1995 to 1996, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.[13] In 1995, Cain was appointed by Newt Gingrich to the Kemp Commission,[14] and was a senior economic advisor to the Bob Dole presidential campaign.[15] Cain became the CEO of the National Restaurant Association,[16] in which he served as president and CEO from 1996 to 1999.[16] During the Presidency of Bill Clinton, Cain publicly opposed the Clinton health care plan of 1993, about which he questioned the president at a town hall meeting.[17] Cain has served as a member of the board of directors of several companies, including Aquila, Inc., Nabisco, Whirlpool, Reader's Digest, and AGCO.[12][18][19]

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994065 Oct 2, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Can Democrats do anything right?
The exchanges are not totally completed!
The servers are no working!
The employer mandates are waved do to technical difficulties!
Can Democrats do anything right?
Actually, yes, they got at least one thing right. They shut the government down. That needed to be done.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#994066 Oct 2, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Nuts! How many times did RR raise taxes? And why?
Look it up. You'll find most weren't that big a deal. Except the one where democrats tricked him into raising taxes in exchange for spending cuts.

You know how that story always ends.

Indianapolis, IN

#994067 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You're just too weird to be taken seriously sometimes.
Which is why it's so worrisome. You have the same brain as all liberals.
you need to watch some Monty Python. or a Mel Brooks movie or 2. your sense of humor sure could use the help.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#994068 Oct 2, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Thanks Obamacare!
"ATLANTA — In an ironic twist, Grady Memorial Hospital faces a $45 million funding loss directly related to a new health care law designed to benefit the hospital"
The funding loss was the income the Hospital would have generated if Georgia would have accepted the Medicaid expansion. Republicans chose not to accept the expansion.

Nt only did it cost this hospital that much but every hospital in George lost out & the State lost out in millions upon millions of federal funding for their economy.

God job Republicans in Georgia putting your political games head of your own State.

You people do nothing but lie after lie after lie.

My God you people are dumber than sh*t

Cape Canaveral, FL

#994069 Oct 2, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> 14 Arrested At Denver Tea Party,… I Mean, Immigration Rally
Socialize RWV:
By Dan
June 15, 2010
There hasn't been one arrest like this at any Tea Party over two years. In fact, there've been virtually no arrests of Tea Partiers, so far as I know – simply a couple of assaults on them by SEIU-like thugs.
But the Tea Party represents the extreme and intolerant? No. That's always been the Left and the pro-illegal immigration crowd is a non-card carrying part of it.
DENVER (AP)— Authorities have arrested 14 immigration reform advocates for blocking a road in front of a federal courthouse as a group of about 100 protesters marched in downtown Denver.
The group marched from the Colorado state capitol to the federal courts on Tuesday to call for changes in the country's immigration laws.
The 14 were arrested after kneeling down and refusing to get out of the road. Officers put blue plastic handcuffs on them, ticketed them for the misdemeanor charge of blocking a roadway and took them to jail.
Pick and choose-cut and paste__crawl into the same shthole lying Carol lives in.

She lied, again, and the only reason I responded to that lying pos is that she's been called out on that very lie before__several times before.

FACT: There has been violence at tea party rallie(s) and there have been arrests made at tea party rallies. Lot's off them.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#994070 Oct 2, 2013
Social Scientists...

"There’s an old joke about the social scientist who was searching for his keys at night under a lamp post. His student came along to help and asked him where he last remembered having his keys. He said he thought he dropped them further down the block.“Well, why are you looking here?” asked the student.“Because the light is better under the lamppost,” replied the social scientist"

"Marx is one of the unmistakable founders of modern social science."
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#994071 Oct 2, 2013
Hey greedy Libtards! What will you try and mooch from working people next?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994072 Oct 2, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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The only reason the Postal Service is in financial difficulty is because of the Congressional mandates that were imposed upon the Postal Service. Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), which was signed into law by President G.W. Bush on December 20, 2006.
One of the provisions of the PAEA was to mandate that the Postal Service fully pre-fund future retiree health benefits for the next 75 years, and to do it within a ten-year window. This means that the Postal Service is required to send to the U. S. Treasury $5.5 billion each September 30. Remember, this is to pay for the future retirement health benefits of people who haven't even been born yet. The Postal Service is the only entity that is mandated by law to do this. No government agency, corporation or organization is required to fully pre-fund future retirees' health benefits.
The Postal Service can easily avoid this cost by eliminating retiree health benefits, just like any other business.

Problem solved, USPS in great shape.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#994073 Oct 2, 2013
Is it me or is the tension increasing on/in here?


New York, NY

#994074 Oct 2, 2013
They want to start in America what we have been fighting in the world tyrants and thats our new government Obama calls congressional leaders to the White House as Democrats BLOCK Republican attempts to keep key government departments running during shutdown
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994075 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Here is what you said:
"homosexuals only make up about 3% of the population but you guys have a tizzy over them."
What does that mean?
That 3% isn't worth the fuss?

Indianapolis, IN

#994076 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You can't be that wet behind the ears. The liberal media is always going to point the finger at Republicans. The Democrats would have it no other way - especially when the liberal media makes sure their fellow liberals get elected.
It's a mutual understanding, you see.
Power begets power and you're just another useful idiot who is more than willing to give it to them.
so you're saying the liberal media rules the day?

like most people who aren't living in the FOX bubble, i knew that already.

so where is Dick Morris? he needs to be telling you nutjobs that no matter the polls you're going to win the day anyway. and seeing as how he wasn't wrong the first time around.....

LMAO GOP winning by losing! what a plan!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994077 Oct 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Because the healthcare industry, at great expense, has done everything expected of them to provide the services necessary and the people most affected by the mandate are entitled to sign-up. It's the law.
no mandate, just a uncollectable tax...


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#994078 Oct 2, 2013
The Birth of the Tea Party Movement

The Tea Party Movement
Its Birth, Its History, and Its Future
Revised July 30, 2010
Protest Rally
The Tea Party Movement

There are many who would love to take credit for the birth of the Tea Party Movement, but the actual credit for the movement is still under debate. One version dates back to 2007 on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party when Ron Paul’s presidential campaign raised over 6 million dollars in one day and as a result, the Tea Party was born. Another version has the credit for the modern movement going to a user on that goes by the name Gmak. Tom Martin of the American Preppers Network did his homework of sifting through all the blogs and forums on the internet and came to the conclusion that Gmak posted an article on January 19th 2009 with the title “Mail a Teabag to Congress and Senate”. On January 20th 2009, Karl Denninger with the Market Ticker posted an article entitled “TEA PARTY February 1st?” This is the post that went viral in which hundreds of emails were sent out and countless blogs and forums were referencing the February 1st Tea Party. From those emails, it’s really hard to say how many subsequent emails were forwarded, but it is safe to say that it was well into the tens of thousands if not more. I remember receiving one and forwarding many myself. There are also other posts that pre-date the January 19th post, but the article posted by Karl Denninger is the one that went viral. Whether it was Ron Paul or Gmak, the actual credit for the idea of the Tea Party goes all the way back to the “Sons of Liberty” in 1773. The symbolism of that historical day is what has translated today into the birth of the modern Tea Party Movement.

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RealDave wrote:
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You right whiners are confused.
Those who support the President do not worship Obama. If you look, we spend our time here correcting your lies.
Where the problem lies is that you freakin hate Obama so much that just regular support seems like worship to you dipsticks.
Why do you people hate Obama so much? Interesting question. Why it is that the election of this President spurred the birth of the Obama hating Tea Party. After just 3 weeks in office no less. Not while Bush was doubling the debt & driving this country into the ground. Nooooooooo. But after Obama was elected.
So, do you think that if MvcCain would have won in 2000, would we see the Tea Party formed?
Be honest with that answer. We all know the answer.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994079 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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"Incompetence" as well as stubbornness and self-importance.
The King has spoken: "I absolutely will not negotiate! So let it be said! So let it be done!"
(Well, I just added the last part.)
History has not been kind to rulers who ignore the voice of the people.

Indianapolis, IN

#994080 Oct 2, 2013
Charts: What if Obama spent like Reagan?

In 10 of the past 12 quarters, total government spending and investment has fallen, dragging down the Obama economy. That's in large part because state and local cutbacks have been so severe, but it's also because federal spending and investment has, on the whole, been falling since 2010.

This isn't an unusual analysis. You can see the numbers for yourself if you head to the Bureau of Economic Analysis's GDP data and scroll through column 21 of table 1.1.2. It's simply a fact that real government spending fell in three of President Obama's first four years.

That made me curious: How does government spending and investment during Obama's first term compare to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush's first terms? The answer is poorly. Whereas total government spending dropped in 10 out of the 16 quarters that comprised Obama's first term, it rose in 13 out of Reagan's first 16 quarters, and 13 out of Bush's first 16 quarters.

Or, to put it differently, over Obama's first term, falling government spending and investment snipped, on average,.11 percentage points of GDP off of (annualized) quarterly growth. During Reagan's first term, it added .68 percentage points, and during Bush's first term, it added .52 percentage points.

more stuff FOX would never think to tell carol.

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