Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1458539 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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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1016241 Nov 1, 2013
Why are loony left wingers so envious of people with 30 million dollar yachts? So envious, in fact, that the want to use the power of government to fleece them. Sad.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1016242 Nov 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Your quote sounds very much like something Stalin or Mao would have said.
They, too, wanted a level playing field but, instead, created a society where a lack of incentive bred animosity and resentment.
The rich aren't the enemy. Laziness and apathy is.
Aerosmith became very rich. Were they singing about themselves?
Stop and think about what you are saying, Homer. The government cannot do what people can do better themselves.
Creating a welfare state benefits no one but the power elite. Empowering the power elite instead of empowering the people is a very dangerous and slippery slope.
Pretty sure you're old enough to have learned this from history.
So then my quotes are nothing like theirs. I do advocate for a level playing field(don't you?), the rest YOU are just putting words into my mouth with your usual lies and spin.

The rich own the government, they make the rules. They are howling a bit about ACA but all in all the richest 1% love the status quo, just ask em.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016243 Nov 1, 2013
Grampy wrote:
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Sadly, it will only get worse. Starting today Food Stamps are being cut. This will affect many of these Liberal Topix posters. Their diets will be less nutritious.
Poor nutrition affects how you think. A bad diet results in lower core strength, slower problem solving ability and muscle response time, and less alertness.
By this time tomorrow their posts will be even more nonsensical.
..reduced to the level that existed before Obama inflated the program...

good move to attack the problem of minority obesity...
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Louisburg, NC

#1016244 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
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Eat sh it, dumbfk
9. Avoid the Pitfalls of Politics - American politics is burdened by big money from lobbyists and special interests with an undue influence on the peoples’ representatives. The Tea Party movement is seen as a threat to the entrenched political parties and thus is the continual target of smear campaigns and misrepresentation of its ideals. We choose not to respond to these attacks except to strongly and explicitly disavow any and all hate speech, any and all violence as well as insinuations of violence, and any and all extreme and fringe elements that bring discredit to the Tea Party Movement. We are a peaceful movement and respect other's opinions and views even though they do not agree with our own

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1016245 Nov 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Just to make the obvious come full circle...
Who hires mechanics, fabricators, electricians, sheet metal mechanics, carpenters, heat and air techs and masons to build yachts, airplanes and homes?
The 1% of the population who invest, create jobs and provide a decent lifestyle for millions of families.
If everyone is poor, how does that help anyone else?
if that 1% invest in industry and manufacturing, then maybe you would have a weak case. However, most of that investment these days are in financial products, such as mortgage backed securities and credit default swaps that don't create any jobs. Ergo you have absolutely no case.
What we liberals want is a more equal distribution of this country's wealth rather than 10% owning approximately 80% of it.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1016246 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
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Not while half the countries money is tied up to 1% of the country.
See that is your problem. The government doesn't have any money. It takes from one to give to another. Commies don't believe in personal property.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016247 Nov 1, 2013
II KINGS OBAMA wrote:
Former Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK):“Uncle Ted” Stevens, the face of Alaska politics for 40 years and formerly the longest serving Republican in the U.S. Senate, was narrowly defeated in his campaign for re-election in November. But that’s the least of his problems. Just days before the November election, Stevens was convicted on seven felony counts for accepting illegal gifts and then lying about it. The establishment of both political parties came to Stevens’ defense, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Democratic Senator Daniel Inouye, but to no avail. The jury found Stevens guilty on all counts. And now Stevens faces the possibility of a 35-year prison sentence.
...the conviction of Senator Stevens was overturned...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1016248 Nov 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You can disagree but you can't change the fact that there is no such thing as a trickle up economy.
I'm not suggesting trickle up moron. But trickle down doesn't work, the 1% base is too small.

What is better for the economy that 1,000 people have money to buy a car or that 2 people have money to buy a car?
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1016249 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
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Not while half the countries money is tied up to 1% of the country.
Occupy Michael Moore: "Wall Street Has Their Man And His Name Is Barack Obama"...

It's easier to try and fool people, than it is to convince them you have NOT been fooled and duped you idiot côck súcker..

It's the culture....
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Louisburg, NC

#1016250 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
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Eat sh it, dumbfk
Facts About the Tea Party Movement

The Tea Party is an American grassroots movement which is considered to be a populist movement of United States citizens advocating reductions in taxes and government spending.

Other major issues of the Tea Party Platform include reducing the U.S. National Debt and the budget deficit of the government. May Tea Partiers advocate for adherence to the United States Constitution and in particular prefer an originalist interpretation of that founding document.

The name Tea Party refers to the Boston Tea Party of 1773 in which the colonists were protesting taxes on their tea by the British. The protest involved throwing tea from ships in the Boston Harbor into the ocean. The colonist’s rallying cry was “No taxation without representation.”

Because the modern-day Tea Party movement is not a registered political party it’s name has not yet appeared on any election ballots. The Tea Party movement does endorse candidates for elected office.

In the November 2010 midterm elections the Tea Party movement was shown to have a significant influence in helping the candidates the supported get elected. In that election all Tea Party supported candidates were members of the Republican party.

Because the modern-day Tea Party movement is a grassroots movement of local as well as national groups there is no one central leadership of the Tea Party movement.

Each Tea Party group determines its own priorities and sets its own agenda, though there are loose affiliations between groups and communication for the purposes of organizing particular Tea Party Protests and Tea Party demonstrations.

Some of the rallying points for Tea Partiers and issues against which they rallied to protest include the bank bailouts, stimulus spending, and health care reform.

In most all cases the underpinnings of the Tea Party movements protests and demonstrations involve advocating for reduced federal spending, the elimination of deficit spending, and the need for politicians to listen to the will of the people.

Thanks for visiting Tea Party Platform to read about the Tea Party Movement
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1016251 Nov 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's fine Flack but you cannot remain economically viable with so much money in so few hands.
Trickle down economics doesn't work.
You hear that Bill Gross and Warren Buffett are willing to pay higher taxes, but do you ever hear about them actually overpaying their taxes? Do they ever voluntarily write the US Treasury a check for a million or so? Or do they make their statements about paying more just to satisfy the tax and spend Democrats and in these politicized IRS days get on the do not audit list?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1016252 Nov 1, 2013
Eman wrote:
Why are loony left wingers so envious of people with 30 million dollar yachts? So envious, in fact, that the want to use the power of government to fleece them. Sad.
We went through this problem starting about 1922. Took about 65 to get rid of it. Why these people want to go through that again is beyond me!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016253 Nov 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It is you democrats/progressive that enact tax laws that prevent people from accumulating wealth. Your big government tax and spend for everything under the sun is the reason so many people are hurting in this country. Every time someone starts to get ahead you sweep in and suck all the money out. Democrats/progressive have been at the core of why people remain poor in this country!!!!
they can't see that the government policies that subsidize those in poverty keep those people in poverty....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1016254 Nov 1, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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if that 1% invest in industry and manufacturing, then maybe you would have a weak case. However, most of that investment these days are in financial products, such as mortgage backed securities and credit default swaps that don't create any jobs. Ergo you have absolutely no case.
What we liberals want is a more equal distribution of this country's wealth rather than 10% owning approximately 80% of it.
Ever hear of private property? Commie!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1016255 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
Hey flack scab tell us how you are an independent as you blow the tea baggers.
this idiot needs to spend some time on LP.org and see how much they have in common with the tea party.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1016256 Nov 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You can disagree but you can't change the fact that there is no such thing as a trickle up economy.
as opposed to a trickle down economy?
Let's look at the logic of trickle down. give the rich large tax breaks so that they go out and buy things stimulating the economy.

the fault in that logic is that the rich already have enough money to buy what they want. giving them a large tax break only makes it harder for the government to pay its bills and provide necessary services....increasing the deficit.

on the other hand, lets say we don't give the rich any tax breaks but give middle and low income Americans a $6,000 tax break. what is going to happen. MILLIONS of Americans are goiong to go out and buy BIG TICKET ITEMS or put a down payment on a home. Americans will be buying cars, refridgerators, stoves, get home repairs, remodeling etc. Now that will stimulate the economy

NOT TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1016257 Nov 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not suggesting trickle up moron. But trickle down doesn't work, the 1% base is too small.
What is better for the economy that 1,000 people have money to buy a car or that 2 people have money to buy a car?
Depends on if those 1000 work for the money to buy the car or the government steals the money from the 2 to give to the 1000 to buy a car. If they work to earn the money they are productive members of society. If the government gives it to them they are nonproductive moochers.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1016258 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
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Another defeated loser that's "winning".
Little azzwipe dim seems a little more vulgar than usual this morning. Did Anthony Wiener send you another wiener tweet and get you all lathered up again?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016259 Nov 1, 2013
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH wrote:
<quoted text>“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”--Abraham Lincoln
“You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.”--Abraham Lincoln
“The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”--Ronald Reagan
Tea Party Platform continued:
5. Abide by the Constitution of the United States - The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land and must be adhered to without exception at all levels of government. This includes the Bill of Rights and other Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and their provisions designed to protect states’ rights and individual liberties.
“A general Dissolution of Principles & Manners will more surely overthrow the Liberties of America than the whole Force of the Common Enemy.”--Samuel Adams, 1779
“The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon.”--George Washington
“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”--Abraham Lincoln
Tea Party Platform continued:
6. Promote Civic Responsibility - Citizen involvement at the grassroots level allows the voice of the American people to be heard and directs the political behaviors of our representatives at both the local and national level so they, in turn, may be most effective in working to preserve the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of this country’s citizens.
“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”--Patrick Henry
“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”--Abraham Lincoln
“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light”--George Washington
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”--Thomas Jefferson
Tea Party Platform - Home of the Tea Party Movement Platform continued:
7. Reduce the Overall Size of Government - A bloated bureaucracy creates wasteful spending that plagues our government. Reducing the overall size, scope and reach of government at both local and national levels will help to eliminate inefficiencies that result in deficit spending which adds to our country’s debt.
“My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty...it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.”--George Washington
“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.”--Samuel Adams, 1802
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”--Benjamin Franklin
Tea Party Platform continued:
8. Believe in the People - The American people, given their guaranteed freedoms, will thrive in a democratic, capitalist environment which allows individuals to strive toward ever greater achievements, innovations and the efficient production of needed and valued goods and services.
“Industry need not wish.”--Benjamin Franklin
“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”--Abraham Lincoln
9. Avoid the Pitfalls of Politics-The Tea Party movement is seen as a threat to the entrenched political parties and thus is the continual target of smear campaigns and misrepresentation of its ideals.
Every one of these quotes by our Founders applies to today. I especially liked this one:

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.”
-Samuel Adams

They would probably start another revolt. King Obama today isn't much different than King George then.

However, communistic-like ideologies have complicated a power elite ruling class.
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Louisburg, NC

#1016260 Nov 1, 2013
dem wrote:
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Eat sh it, dumbfk
These are some of the most intelligent black people I know of that
support the Tea Party!

Tea Party Racism??

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