Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1347724 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#999380 Oct 9, 2013
Republicans Have No “Policy Advantage” in the Shutdown Fight

By watering down the House GOP’s demands somewhat, Ryan is tacitly acknowledging the futility of the defunding effort, and so naturally his proposals are meeting resistance from movement conservatives that still haven’t realized that that effort cannot possibly succeed. The problem with Ryan’s proposal is that it doesn’t make much difference whether the House GOP throws one big demand at Obama or settles for making a number of smaller ones, since it is the idea that Republicans should be rewarded for their antics that most clearly divides the two sides.

Mandel’s main mistake here is thinking that Republicans have a “policy advantage” that they are in danger of squandering. The ACA has been unpopular since its inception, but conservative opponents have consistently misinterpreted this as proof that the public would welcome rehashing the debate over the law, and they have wrongly taken the public’s disapproval as a sign that trying to derail the law using any and all means available is a political winner for them. In the current fight, the GOP has no “policy advantage” because most of the public doesn’t accept the way that Republicans are going about undermining the law, and there is less support for undermining the law than many conservatives realize. It is possible that whatever advantage the GOP may have had because of its opposition to the ACA is being eroded by the party’s preoccupation with it.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#999381 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is considering accepting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in his state via executive order, his office confirmed to TPM, after the state legislature stymied his efforts earlier this year.
The possibility was first reported by the Columbus Dispatch.“We continue to explore all our options and just want to get this done," Kasich spokesman Robert Nichols told TPM in an email Wednesday.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kasich-...
RINO!
finest kind.
<spam>
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#999382 Oct 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Eighteen were photogs and, cough, journalists. LMAO.
The truckers, led by a true racist pos, are supposedly going to "attempt" to shut down three lanes of the I-95/DC beltway
Good luck with that.
Should be fun to watch__choppers up.
David Duke drives a truck!

Yippee!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999383 Oct 9, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>There is no such thing as oil company subsidies. But what is true is the Big Oil is screwing America. Exxon's cost per barrel to produce is $2.30. They then base the world price of $90.00 plus on what it is sold to the American public. All we heard for the past 7 years from Repubs was if only Obama would let the oil companies drill then gas prices would be lower. Well it's happened. The US is now ranked number ONE in the world for oil and gas production. Did it lower consumer cost? No. The Rich CEOs of all the American companies are shipping gas and oil to China as fast as tankers can be loaded. The US has another record this year. The MOST oil and gas ever EXPORTED from the US. Talk about suckers--- Drill, Baby, Drill only made the billionaires on the oil company boards richer and did nothing for the average American.
You're assuming they get all that exploration cost for free.
Here's how it works. A company like Exxon spends billions of dollars acquiring leases. Then, they spend a hundred billion dollars planning and drilling, with a discovery rate of about 10 percent of wells drilled. Then they spend a hundred billion dollars for completion and production of the discoveries.

The rich CEOs are often farm boys that graduated from places like Texas A&M after studying something like Mechanical Engineering and did blue-collar engineering coming up through their career, then managed engineers, then managed projects, then managed regions, then managed business units, then managed global corporate, then became CEO. It's not like the environment you belong to where someone is born to a position, or picked and groomed for a predestined positioni like people such as Kerry and Obama.

Anyone can become CEO of one of these giant oil companies. All you have to do is study something that is so hard most people at a university study something else, dedicate yourself to your profession and produce results, and keep doing this for a career.

Perhaps that is what Democrats don't like about oil companies, in particular, American oil companies.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#999384 Oct 9, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
So now they are tax breaks. You just can't make up your mind.
Special tax breaks & tax credits are subsidies.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#999385 Oct 9, 2013
Everyone's favorite shrimp on treadmill funder!

THE NSF!!!!!

they know how to waste money!

$609,160
for a online video game for a zoo!

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...

Next:
NSF teaches liberals how to wash wolf balls!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999386 Oct 9, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>There is no such thing as oil company subsidies. But what is true is the Big Oil is screwing America. Exxon's cost per barrel to produce is $2.30. They then base the world price of $90.00 plus on what it is sold to the American public. All we heard for the past 7 years from Repubs was if only Obama would let the oil companies drill then gas prices would be lower. Well it's happened. The US is now ranked number ONE in the world for oil and gas production. Did it lower consumer cost? No. The Rich CEOs of all the American companies are shipping gas and oil to China as fast as tankers can be loaded. The US has another record this year. The MOST oil and gas ever EXPORTED from the US. Talk about suckers--- Drill, Baby, Drill only made the billionaires on the oil company boards richer and did nothing for the average American.
Another thing....

If you want to give a post like this credibility, you have to tell everyone what the profit margin Exxon works with is. Then, so everyone will have a point of reference, compare that profit margin with other companies in other industries, like Microsoft, for example.
As your post is now, it doesn't say a goddam thing. It's just ignorant ranting to an ignorant readership.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999387 Oct 9, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would I want to run you off? My mission here is to expose lies, ignorance, greed and hypocrisy.
That's pretty much you rolled up into one no-life moron.
You stated it as your goal.

So let me get this straight. According to you, I'm a "no-life moron", but you are publicly admitting your mission on TOPIX (of all places) is to expose lies, ignorance, greed and hypocrisy (on TOPIX). Um, most intelligent people would call that a no-life mission. And to top that off, you choose as your tactic of this no-life mission to create a few dozen unique email addresses so you can then create a few dozen unique (well, as unique and you can get while trying to mimic "Eman") Topix accounts. Somehow, that seem sane to you? Incredible. Is someone getting a government grant to study you? They should,

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#999388 Oct 9, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Once I start pretending to be someone else on an anonymous forum, then you can call the white coats.
Like stealing avatars? Noooooooooo. You wouldn't do that.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#999390 Oct 9, 2013
The Nazi Party, as well the demokRATic party are National Socialist brown shirt parties that adopt and use NAZI tactics....

Other than the demonkRats war on sick children, killing kids cancer treatments, and threatening to arrest veterans for visiting Patriotic War Memorials what did Obama accomplish last and this week?

Obama's Selective shutdowns anyone??

Tear down this Wall Obama...

The longer the government stays shutdown, more the blame falls on our fearless Leader and comander and chief obama...

Obama: U.S. Park service allows immigration rally in closed National Mall in Washington...

facebook hates obamacare: Read the hate-filled posts and see ads pandering to blacks and hispanics... https://www.facebook.com/Healthcare.gov...

"Carole Pratt facebook:- I have had my own private policy that I will not be able to afford to keep once the rates triple per the letter I received from Humana. I'm not eligible for "affordable" coverage on the exchange, don't qualify for subsidy. I am living, documented proof this is system will not work for me. No propaganda here."

Obama: Close all National Parks... All folk or anyone living on federal land needs to pack up and get out. Yeah, that includes you-Obama... http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/226557661.html

House Republicans have passed funding bills for WIC, NIH, PNS, Border Guards and other agencies... Obama just say's NO...

Obama closes Florida oceans to fish and Folk: The Park Service will have rangers on duty to police the ban and deny access to an ocean.

When the Tea Party Patriots take back the country, you commies, brown shirts and moochers will need to learn and fish or cut bait...

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#999391 Oct 9, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You're from some rich white community in California, born and raised with a silver spoon stuck up your ass, never actually having to 'work' for a living, talk about being a fluffy marshmallow type. Homer is from the tough streets of NJ and now living in the tough woods of PA.
hey, we had a few drops of rain this morning, first in six months...so it isn't all sunshine and wine grapes...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#999392 Oct 9, 2013
The people are starving...Liberals will give the people food stamps...wait...we are out of money now...

why?

because NY needed this....

Save our Carousels!!!

it only costs:

$265,000!

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999393 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Republicans Have No “Policy Advantage” in the Shutdown Fight
By watering down the House GOP’s demands somewhat, Ryan is tacitly acknowledging the futility of the defunding effort, and so naturally his proposals are meeting resistance from movement conservatives that still haven’t realized that that effort cannot possibly succeed. The problem with Ryan’s proposal is that it doesn’t make much difference whether the House GOP throws one big demand at Obama or settles for making a number of smaller ones, since it is the idea that Republicans should be rewarded for their antics that most clearly divides the two sides.
Mandel’s main mistake here is thinking that Republicans have a “policy advantage” that they are in danger of squandering. The ACA has been unpopular since its inception, but conservative opponents have consistently misinterpreted this as proof that the public would welcome rehashing the debate over the law, and they have wrongly taken the public’s disapproval as a sign that trying to derail the law using any and all means available is a political winner for them. In the current fight, the GOP has no “policy advantage” because most of the public doesn’t accept the way that Republicans are going about undermining the law, and there is less support for undermining the law than many conservatives realize. It is possible that whatever advantage the GOP may have had because of its opposition to the ACA is being eroded by the party’s preoccupation with it.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
<spam> <RINO spam>
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#999394 Oct 9, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
If it is pushed through to completion.
The benefit to the Democrats by them shutting the government down is it is a distraction from the Eric Holder investigation, the Benghazi investigation, the IRS investigation, the NSA investigation, the buffoonery in foreign affairs, etc., etc., etc.
The longer they can use the media to distract the people's attention away from their criminal activity and ignorant buffoonery, the better it is for them. That has to be one of the reasons they keep 13 percent of the government shut down and pretend it's a big issue.
all that Congress needs to do is to bring Lois Lerner back and grant her limited immunity to force her testimony....the focus will shift quickly...suspect Issa is just waiting for the so-called fiscal crisis to pass first...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999395 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Gallup: GOP Favorability Plunges To Record Low
Only 28 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party, according to findings from Gallup released Wednesday.
That number represents a nadir for either party since Gallup began asking the question in 1992 and a 10-point drop for the GOP from a month ago. Sixty-two percent said they have an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party.
Conversely, Gallup found that Americans are more split when it comes to Democrats. Forty-three percent said they have a favorable opinion of the Democratic Party, compared with almost half — 49 percent — who said they have an unfavorable opinion.
According to Gallup, which recently found support for the tea party dropping to a record low, about one in four Americans view both of the two major parties unfavorably.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gallup-...
are we surprised?
no. but if you are seek psychiatric help asap. your fantasy world has crumbled and it ain't coming back so tell the shrink you need some GOOD drugs.
Of course we've known for a loong time conservatives are not happy with the republican party.

"Republicans More Likely to See Own Party Unfavorably

Self-identified Republicans are more than twice as likely to view their own party unfavorably (27%) as Democrats are to see their own party unfavorably (13%). The GOP's unfavorable rating among Republicans is up eight points from September, compared with a one-point rise in Democratic Party unfavorables among Democrats. These findings may be consistent with the widely circulated narrative that the Republican Party is internally splintered on how best to handle the budgetary negotiations.

Independents, meanwhile, remain unimpressed with both parties: Thirty-two percent view the Democratic Party favorably, while 27% view the Republican Party favorably."
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#999396 Oct 9, 2013
Where did we spend our trillions on?

Where did the money go?

Food stamps?

Cleaning out nasty Vagina's?

Prosthetic limbs for the children?

no...

Cow Burps!

$700K

We had to do this!

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#999397 Oct 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text><spam>
screw you and your severely limited vocabulary.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#999398 Oct 9, 2013
We don't have money for Cancer treatment...

Granny won't get her social security check...

why?

because we had to have this...

parachute museum!

$60,500 and its in Ohio!

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999399 Oct 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Special tax breaks & tax credits are subsidies.
Like I said, some posters here are so ignorant they don't know the difference between tax exemptions and credits, and subsidies.

Let me clear that up.

A subsidy is money given by the government to some company or individual, like the money Obama gave to the Wall Street criminals that collapsed our economy and GM and Solyndra etc., etc., etc.

There are no subsidies given to oil companies. Subsidies to oil companies is an urban legend. Subsidies to oil companies don't exist.
Still, nobody has been able to identify any subsidy given to any oil company.

There is a tax code. Exemptions have to be tied to some legislation. Well, that used to be true before Obama began writing his own laws and exempting selected elitists from ObamaKare.

Show us the ghost.
Show us the subsidies paid to oil companies.
... and show us the people who sign up for ObamaKare.

Oh, yeah. I forgot. 1-800-FUCKYOU

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999400 Oct 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Special tax breaks & tax credits are subsidies.
sub·si·dy
noun \&#712;s&#601;b-s& #601;-d&#275;,-z&#601; -\

: money that is paid usually by a government to keep the price of a product or service low or to help a business or organization to continue to function

I realize you think a tax break is the government handing a business money, but in reality, a tax break is a business NOT handing the government more of it's OWN money.

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