Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232594 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: Sep 10

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#998864 Oct 9, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You're arrogance to think you know anything about the African America culture is appalling! That's like the child of a slave telling a slave they're lazy! I don't want to hear about your upbringing or, any of that. Your shitty existence of a life came with more privileges than 90% of black people. You talk about black men abandoning their families. Maybe if more white people left before shit for too bad, the white race would hold such a high percentage of America's suicides in America. Your ideology is " ignore all the biases held against the black race, point the finger of blame as if we're all weighed on the same scales of life." Pop shit all you want. Anyone with a serviceable brain can tell you, your not even scratching the surface.
Don't bother. Dweeb gets his talking points from ghosts in his TV talking to him.

He's batshyt crazy!!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998865 Oct 9, 2013
The Shutdown Is Boosting Barack Obama's Poll Numbers, and Republicans Don't Care

In the RealClearPolitics average, Barack Obama's approval has actually stabilized or edged up since the nadir of September, and the backlash to the Syria imbroglio. The Fox News poll has him bouncing from -14 to -4; the Gallup and Rasmussen trackers have him basically even; YouGov has him bouncing from -12 to even. Even the Reuters/Ipsos poll that puts Obama at -10 represents a move up from -16.

The average gives Obama a 45 percent approval rating, and that's even baking in the newsy AP/GFK poll that puts him at 37 percent. And the AP/GFK is 1) conducted online and 2) making the most news for giving Congress a 5 percent approval rating. The average gives Congress an 11 percent approval rating. Since the start of the shutdown, Congress is down from -57 to -74 in Gallup, from -58 to -68 in Fox,-58 to -77 in CNN, and stable at -66 in YouGov.

I'd expect conservatives to focus on the AP/GFK poll, as the news always gravitates to the polls with the most dramatic results. And on Twitter I've already seen conservatives asking the biased media (hello!) to imagine if George W. Bush posted these numbers. Well, OK: At this point in his second term, Bush's approval fell to 39 percent in Gallup, 7 points lower than Obama's current rating. Throughout the rest of that term, he never cracked 44 percent again.

But as McClintock's answer showed, Republicans are not going to put these numbers through rigorous tests. They believe that the public is moving toward blaming Obama, not them, for the shutdown.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/10/09/...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#998866 Oct 9, 2013
Eman wrote:
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so "yeah" is really an east bay flunky. That explains why he can't post more than a few words at a time.
His posts are longer and far more informative than yours.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#998867 Oct 9, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Hey Wilhelm (Grey Ghost)!
As Flack just pointed out, you forgot to use your VPN so instead of posting from Hawaii, it showed you posting from San Jose, CA, lame old libtard Socialist.
What's wrong, kids booted you out of Bumpass because they were tired of you mooching off them?
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!
Here's your post:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/berwyn-il/TI7...
Are you going to try and weasel out of this like you did when you were busted as Wilhelm from Germany when you screwed up then too?
Idiot.
It's obvious you libtards use several socks each. Lily does the same thing.
There's likely only three of you retards total and the rest are your socks.
LOSERS!
Hey off topic spammer, clueless nuts!

Welcome to the republican liars club on topix!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#998868 Oct 9, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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Who cares what Obama's rating is, he isn't ever going to run for anything again.
On the other hand, your teabaggers and their friends are going to be held accountable by the thousands of lives they have affected. Most of America isn't as gullible as you.
The good news is that morons like you are going to help rid America of teabagger vermin.
need a tissue? Your messiah has lost his shine.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998869 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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did i not say 'no matter'?
you're not going to catch me out on this. give it up. i knew full well what i was posting. you're just whining because i took the shine off of 37%.
but let's put that 37% in perspective....
48% approve. 46% disapprove.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-dail...
and yes, i meant to post that.
Hey skippy, I used the source in your post as my source.

LOL, have some self-pride and let it go.

Doesn't hurt me that you are here acting all self righteous about your petty nonsense.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#998870 Oct 9, 2013
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>And that is with many in the media still worshipping Obama. Although, that is changing.
Remarkably, Mediate has reported that, for "the first time in memory," yesterday's presidential press conference contained no questions from a television reporter. Seems press that there's an effort underway to "punish" those who aren't friendly enough toward the White House:
Perhaps coincidentally, the very same Jay Carney has been clashing with some TV reporters recently, and making unsubtle suggestions about their objectivity. A cynical person might think that the decision to skip all of the TV reporters was designed to avoid possible criticism that certain reporters were being snubbed.
Also perhaps coincidentally, the President himself has been outspoken about his displeasure with the media narrative that “both sides” are responsible for the current government shutdown and default crises.
Pretty amazing that this White House throws a snit fit about having to endure the kind of media skepticism that the GOP confronts on a routine basis, isn't it?
In the end, the hand-picked lapdog questions resulted in a media performance that was -- as Brit Hume described it to Hugh Hewitt -- "one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. It was just pathetic."
It's worth asking: Why is the President so afraid of the tough questions?
Hey clueless nut! Off topic spammer!

Welcome to the republican liars club on topix!
noughat_optician

Oklahoma City, OK

#998871 Oct 9, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You said it right, you weren't thinking at all.
You just come here to drop ridiculous charges and run off when they are challenged
Health Insurance in America grew dramatically during WWII, due to wage and price controls.
I believe 1943 was in that period. But you and the Cruzer are clueless about that, as you are about most American History. LOL
As soon as you learn how to do a basic internet search, you can educate yourself. Or did you come here to be educated??
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""Employer-sponsored health insurance plans dramatically expanded as a direct result of wage controls imposed by the federal government during World War II. The labor market was tight because of the increased demand for goods and decreased supply of workers during the war. Federally imposed wage and price controls prohibited manufacturers and other employers from raising wages enough to attract workers. When the War Labor Board declared that fringe benefits, such as sick leave and health insurance, did not count as wages for the purpose of wage controls, employers responded with significantly increased offers of fringe benefits, especially health care coverage, to attract workers.""
""President Harry S. Truman proposed a system of public health insurance in his November 19, 1945, address. He envisioned a national system that would be open to all Americans, but would remain optional. Participants would pay monthly fees into the plan, which would cover the cost of any and all medical expenses that arose in a time of need. The government would pay for the cost of services rendered by any doctor who chose to join the program. In addition, the insurance plan would give a cash balance to the policy holder to replace wages lost due to illness or injury. The proposal was quite popular with the public, but it was fiercely opposed by the Chamber of Commerce, the American Hospital Association, and the AMA, which denounced it as “socialism.""
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No, instead you will deny facts and ask others to 'prove' it to you, mostly because you know you're wrong.
Your claims of being a Democrat are just a lie, obvious to the most casual of observers. And a masters program for the destitute??
Shirley you jest.
Back to your 'I think Obama's a communist', that you ran away from like a frightened lemming. Please explain. Let's see just how ignorant you really are.
Obama is commie...and you are an idiot.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998872 Oct 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Yes, Bush was unpopular because the Democrats and their precious liberal media darlings made sure the easily fooled believed he had lied about Iraq when, in fact, it was THEY who lied for political gain.
You and the easily fooled just bought it.
Bush was also unfairly blamed for the housing market crisis when Democrats had more to do with it than Republicans.
But just wait. Obama's approval is where Bush was at during the same time in his presidency in 2005...in the 30s.
He still has 3 more years to go.
wanna explain why Bush called in those right wing radio hosts so he could try to get them back on the same page that he was on?

liberal media indeed. the conservative media were hammering him for acting like a liberal.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998873 Oct 9, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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"Wordpress" Home of the right wingnut lunatics.
You folks are all batshyt crazy.
LOL. Do you even know what Wordpress is?

This is too funny.

Still having problems with the pot calling the kettle black thing I see.

Since: Sep 10

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#998874 Oct 9, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Look back through your OWN posts. You cited the AP post and gave the 37% Obama approval.
Maybe you were cutting and pasting so much that this slipped past you as it was not the type of thing you wanted to post-but you did.
Funny, Bush ran a very unpopular war for years, with approval ratings far below those of Obama, yet you nitwits defended him getting 4,000 American troops killed and an uncounted number of contractors.

In a war that we clearly lost, spending Trillions in the process.

But Obama goes below 50% and you asshats think he should give in to a handful of anarchists.

Not gonna happen.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998875 Oct 9, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I just think its funny how you guys pick and choose when polls are important.
like 37% in one poll whilst another says 50%?

which one do you want to talk about?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#998876 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
President Bush will leave office as one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll showing Mr. Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent.
Seventy-three percent say they disapprove of the way Mr. Bush has handled his job as president over the last eight years.
Mr. Bush's final approval rating is the lowest final rating for an outgoing president since Gallup began asking about presidential approval more than 70 years ago.
http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500160_162-472839...
Go get a warm washcloth. You're going to need it to wipe that egg off your face.

Poll: Obama Now Viewed as Less Competent, More Dishonest Than Bush
July 02, 2013

Just 3 months ago, Bush's approval rose to 47%. Higher than Obama's - then and now.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/0...

Someone said the other day that Obama is the best gift Jimmy Carter could have gotten.

I agree. Don't think Carter's approval rose after his presidency once Reagan took office.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#998877 Oct 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Bush was unpopular because the Democrats and their precious liberal media darlings made sure the easily fooled believed he had lied about Iraq when, in fact, it was THEY who lied for political gain.
You and the easily fooled just bought it.
Bush was also unfairly blamed for the housing market crisis when Democrats had more to do with it than Republicans.
But just wait. Obama's approval is where Bush was at during the same time in his presidency in 2005...in the 30s.
He still has 3 more years to go.
Hey clueless nuts! Off topic spammer, liar and looking!

Welcome to the republican liars club on topix!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#998878 Oct 9, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey skippy, I used the source in your post as my source.
LOL, have some self-pride and let it go.
Doesn't hurt me that you are here acting all self righteous about your petty nonsense.
you're an idiot. i know it was the same source. i threw it back in your face with the stuff you didn't want to post.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#998879 Oct 9, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Agree
Brilliant
Interesting
lol! Isn't amazing how you have to twist other people's words (ie... lie) to try and get out of your own lie son?

So... I guess you don't consider pedophilia evil in America, eh son?

Cons.... what a bunch of self righteous hooey!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#998880 Oct 9, 2013
TSM wrote:
Another Liberal Stunt ‘Eight Democrats arrested at pro-amnesty rally on ‘closed’ National Mall pretty pathetic!!
Pretty good midweek turnout though__estimated at 20,000__that's about what the last ten DC teaparty rallies drew.

There was also a good sized immigration rally this week outside Boners Ohio office.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998881 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Slate huh?

The site that Matty Yglesias daddy bought him so he would have some place to work.

Matty is always bumbling things-just giving you fair warning.
batshyt_popcoen

Oklahoma City, OK

#998882 Oct 9, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Glenn Beck!!
He's as batshyt crazy as are you.
How are the ghosts in your TV doing today?? Still talking to them??
They tell you any more good ghost stories??
Did you discover a new word?

Since: Sep 10

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#998883 Oct 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
A recent CNN/ORC International survey poll shows:
63% are angry at the Republicans.
57% are angry at Democrats.
53% are angry at President Obama.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/...
Not a wide margin against only Republicans.
if you had a 10% margin in your favor, you'd call it 'game over'.

Your arguments are weak, Carol.

Like how you try to downplay Obama's victory in 2012.

He won 332 Electoral Viotes to Rmoney's 206.

And that, my dear, is called a 'LANDSLIDE VICTORY'.

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