Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1520820 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: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1000589 Oct 10, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Carol , you seem to operating under the delusion that "charitable" giving goes primarily to the poor when in fact only a small percentage actually does. The largest segment of giving is to religious organizations or churches. Most of that money goes to cover operational costs. I just got out of a vestry meeting at our church where we had to vote on some needed structural repairs and decide where the money was coming from. Other forms of charitable giving includes education, the arts and even animal shelters. While some donations to food banks for instance help the poor the vast majority doesn't even reach them.
As for your assertion that government shouldn't be involved I refer you to James Madison, the Father of the Constitution in a veto message to Congress;
"The bill vests in the said incorporated church an authority to provide for the support of the poor and the education of poor children of the same, an authority which, being altogether superfluous if the provision is to be the result of pious charity, would be a precedent for giving to religious societies as such a legal agency in carrying into effect a public and civil duty."
Do you get that Carol? Taking care of the poor is a public and civic duty. It is a governmental role and your assertion that it's theft is just plain stupid.
The government's only role is to provide a safety net because American taxpayers are compassionate.

The taxpayers, however, are NOT obligated to support a lifestyle of dependency for any reason just because Obama has made it easier to choose a life of welfare permanently.

Do you get THAT, PDupont?

Many churches have benevolence funds and food stores which anyone in need can have for the asking.

There's also Goodwill, the Salvation Army, the Lighthouse Ministries, Child Fund, St. Jude's, Children's Shriner's Hospital and many other organizations which would gladly take contributions.

Your idea of charity is encouraging government dependence indefinitely. That's a welfare state. It has nothing to do with charity and everything to do with unfairness for those working just to get by and robbing Peter to pay Paul.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1000590 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Heads Up GOP: Rasmussen Has President Obama’s Approval Ratings Rising to 51%
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/10/heads-...
change that to non-Rasmussen....Scott Rasmussen isn't there any more...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1000591 Oct 10, 2013
Seymour wrote:
No Surprise:
Again... name calling, no content. BIG HAT ! NO CATTLE!!!!!!
Yet... If it's ghetto, illiterate, and loser... It's liberal, all bent over by Limbaugh and Beck, and punked by Fox News..

It's the culture...
Seymour

Columbus, OH

#1000592 Oct 10, 2013
To Whatever:

I would be glad to DISCUSS / DEBATE anyone here on political issues. But the name calling silliness is just a waste of time for people with an IQ south of 80.

I am blue collar. I read books. Sorry if intelligent debate and knowledge of the world offends you. But I "ain't" changing"
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1000593 Oct 10, 2013
Seymour wrote:
Lois,
"Obamacare" kicked in on Monday. It has done all this damage in four days? Have you ever heard of NAFTA? Yes, a Democrat (B. Clinton) ushered that in.
Are you serious?

Do you think the debacle of the Obamacare website is all there is to the law?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1000594 Oct 10, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I can lead a horse to water but I can't make him drink:
"In The Tax Act of 1986 Congress extended, as an incentive to keep prices low (subsidy), special favor to those who participate in oil and gas ventures. The tax act allows for Intangible Drilling Costs (labor, chemicals, mud, grease, etc.), which are typically 70% to 90% of the cost to drill a well, to be written off the taxable year, expensed against ordinary income."
The IRS Code allows Luigi's Pizza to write off pizza dough, cheese, tomato sauce, the box, and labor which are typically 70% to 90% of the cost to make a pizza, expensed against ordinary income.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1000595 Oct 10, 2013
Seymour wrote:
No Surprise:
Again... name calling, no content. BIG HAT ! NO CATTLE!!!!!!
LOL, like you aren't doing the same here.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1000596 Oct 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The government's only role is to provide a safety net because American taxpayers are compassionate.
If you really believe this, then you are a political liberal.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1000597 Oct 10, 2013
Seymour wrote:
To Whatever:
I would be glad to DISCUSS / DEBATE anyone here on political issues. But the name calling silliness is just a waste of time for people with an IQ south of 80.
I am blue collar. I read books. Sorry if intelligent debate and knowledge of the world offends you. But I "ain't" changing"
You are having a reality disconnect here.

You accuse people of being stupid and then complain about name calling.

You are the pot calling the kettle black and you aren't fooling anyone here with an IQ over 80.

PS Whiners and hypocrites are routinely criticized here.
Seymour

Columbus, OH

#1000598 Oct 10, 2013
Folks... there are facts in this world. They are not that hard to find. Neither party is totally comprised of morons - although there are plenty to be found in both parties.

Obama is not the Anti-Christ that Limbaugh/Beck/Fox News tell you about every day. PLEASE>>> for once... think for yourself. Go outside your normal conservative outlets for information.

THEN.... make up your own mind!!!!!!

People like Thomas Jefferson, Madison, Washington, Hamilton, etc educate themselves. They did not listen to Fox and then "carry the message".

You need to ask yourself - are you a freethinking, informed American,,, or a pawn? And, think about it, how often do "pawns" know that they are pawns?
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1000599 Oct 10, 2013
Seymour wrote:
Waxman,
Again, do you folks ever change the channel from Fox News, Limbaugh and Beck? Are you afraid that your brain is too small to listen to more than one side of a issue? Was it F. S. Fitztgerald that said the mark of a smart person is the ability to hold two opposing views in his mind at the same time?(I paraphrased in simple words that you could understand).
Seymour who makes a claim, then can't back it up! Talk about looking stupid and working hard to prove it... that's Seymour!
Seymour wrote:
To Whatever:
I would be glad to DISCUSS / DEBATE anyone here on political issues. But the name calling silliness is just a waste of time for people with an IQ south of 80.
I am blue collar. I read books. Sorry if intelligent debate and knowledge of the world offends you. But I "ain't" changing"
And.. You aren't doing the same here

It's the culture...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1000600 Oct 10, 2013
Seymore,

what book is your favorite.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1000601 Oct 10, 2013
Dear Congress WSJ/NBC-60% of Americans ready to throw incumbents out.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1000602 Oct 10, 2013
"Report blasts US press freedom

October 10, 2013 | 11:33AM ET


Unprecedented report says Obama administration's tactics have brought 'chilling effect' on journalism"
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1000603 Oct 10, 2013
Seymour wrote:
Folks... there are facts in this world. They are not that hard to find. Neither party is totally comprised of morons - although there are plenty to be found in both parties.
Obama is not the Anti-Christ that Limbaugh/Beck/Fox News tell you about every day. PLEASE>>> for once... think for yourself. Go outside your normal conservative outlets for information.
THEN.... make up your own mind!!!!!!
People like Thomas Jefferson, Madison, Washington, Hamilton, etc educate themselves. They did not listen to Fox and then "carry the message".
You need to ask yourself - are you a freethinking, informed American,,, or a pawn? And, think about it, how often do "pawns" know that they are pawns?
LOL, only USA has such irrational ideas about Fox News.

You aren't really that free thinking.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1000604 Oct 10, 2013
"For the first time in its 32-year history, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has published a report investigating press freedom in the United States. Published Thursday, the report follows an unprecedented number of prosecutions of government sources and seizures of journalists' records under the Obama administration that many contend have curtailed press freedom and government transparency."

Chicago politics
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1000605 Oct 10, 2013
The Republican Party has been "badly damaged" by the government shutdown, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday evening, which finds public opinion souring on the GOP and some of its core positions.

Americans blamed Republicans over President Barack Obama for the shutdown by a margin of 22 percentage points, with 53 percent saying the GOP deserved more blame, and 31 percent saying Obama did. Approval ratings for the Republican Party and the tea party were at 24 percent and 21 percent respectively -- both record lows as measured by NBC/WSJ.

Democrats aren't wildly popular either. Obama's approval rating is a marginally positive 47 percent, while the Democratic Party is at 39 percent, and congressional Democrats are at 36 percent.

A slim plurality of Americans say Obama should negotiate with Republicans, even before they agree to a deal that reopens the government or raises the debt ceiling. The president's approval has remained stable since the shutdown, and there are signs that Democrats may get a boost from the shutdown's political effects.

Voters were 8 points more likely to say they'd prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress over a Republican-controlled Congress, a 5-point shift toward the Democrats since last month. Support for the new health care law, the touchstone of the government shutdown, rose a net 8 points from September, while the belief that government should do more to solve problems was up 8 points from June.

“That is an ideological boomerang,” Bill McInturff, the GOP pollster who conducts the NBC/WSJ poll along with Democratic pollster Peter Hart, told NBC.“As the debate has been going on, if there is a break, there is a break against the Republican position.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/poll...

thank you GOP.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

United States

#1000606 Oct 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Pouting little girl Obama rejects bipartisan bill to pay veterans death benefits.
LMAO. Here you are with egg on your face once again. When will you people learn to stop listening to reich wing bloggers and Faux Noise?

"President Barack Obama signed into law a bill providing benefits to the families of fallen troops during the government shutdown on Thursday.

The bill, which passed the House and Senate with unanimous approval, guarantees that family members of deceased soldiers continue to receive death gratuities and other survivor benefits from the Pentagon.

On Wednesday, the White House said Obama was "disturbed" to find that families of fallen troops weren't receiving death benefits during the shutdown.

The administration had worked out a temporary solution before the bill was signed, in which the Fischer House Foundation would make payments to the soldiers' families from its own funds. The Defense Department planned to reimburse the foundation at the end of the shutdown."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/obam...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1000607 Oct 10, 2013
Alabama Blue Cross Blue Shield is sending out cancellation letters to its customers...
Brad

Bolton, CT

#1000608 Oct 10, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Still paying your faith in the same polls that let " Y'ALL " dumasses down in Nov I see! The hard headed never learn &, you know that ain't," a hard head makes a soft ass. Btw, the election proved who the majority of Americans are &, the presidents a democrat!
The last election proved what happens when half of the voter base contributes zero to the tax base and lives off the other half that provides for them.

Thank the I'mma git me sum losers for the decline of the greatest society that ever inhabited the planet.

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