Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236512 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: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017183 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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It's a matter of degree.
Yes, Democrats accept donations from big corporations, and return the favor.
But nothing like the GOP. Have you forgotten how MMS under GW Bush allowed oil companies to fill out their own inspection reports?
You would like us to forget that, wouldn't you?
No.

Unlike you Obamabots and your Teflon President, I want no one to forget lies, deceit or corruption.

You'd like us to forget Obama pledged the middle class would see no tax hikes, claimed the Benghazi and IRS scandals were fabrications and we'd be able to keep our doctors and insurance plans, wouldn't you?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017184 Nov 2, 2013
Anyway, like I said, we did buy a used motorcycle today but only out of necessity. With my new part-time job, I needed transportation and daughter drives the other car (that's paid for) to school and work.

It's a very nice bike - just right for what he needs - and was a very good deal.

He just has to take the required classes to get a license in Florida to drive a motorcycle.

But it's all good.

Just an eventful day. I'm pooped.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017185 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
We'll see if the GOP shutdown of the executive wins them any votes in 2014. I suspect that cigar exploded in their face.
the so-called shutdown is long-forgotten in the face of the ObamaKKKare disaster...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017186 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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Kind of difficult to get things done when the sole goal of the opposition party is to make the president look bad, not help get the country back on its feet.
...the economic engine of the US is hibernating until the Obama disaster leaves town...nothing to do with politics, just pure self-preservation...why risk your money to make money when the government wants to take it all???...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1017187 Nov 2, 2013
Sorry Africa and Ladies...
98 and 97
"Murray finds that the West outshines all other areas in accomplishment. For example, he writes: "Whether measured in people or events, 97 percent of accomplishment in the scientific inventories occurred in Europe and North America" (p. 252). Further, he attributes the bulk of European accomplishment to figures born and raised in the "European core" area. And by his figures, 98 percent of significant figures were male."

http://www.atlassociety.org/Charles-Murray-hu...
LCNLin

United States

#1017188 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Please....
Bush had 9/11. Clinton had a Republican Congress.
Obama tripled Bush's two-term deficit in just three years without 9/11 and two wars supported by 111 Democrats.
Obama only had a failed stimulus, Solyndra, Cash for Clunkers and corporate bailouts and government takeovers.
And Obamacare squeezing the lifeblood out of the economy.
amusing cherry picking of recent events.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017189 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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None of this challenges my fundamental statement, that the immense debt we have today was caused by GOP "trickle down" economics.
Your citations argue the White House was not culpable for the real estate meltdown.
But they fail to exonerate the GOP Majority in Congress for allowing the crisis to careen out of control.
Pointing the finger at Obama doesn't get the Republican congressional majority off the hook for its laxity.
But the biggest issue is the enormous federal deficit which was created by GOP "trickle down" economics.
Check and mate.
the deficit and debt is caused by spending more than collected in revenues...so just stop spending...
LCNLin

United States

#1017190 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...the economic engine of the US is hibernating until the Obama disaster leaves town...nothing to do with politics, just pure self-preservation...why risk your money to make money when the government wants to take it all???...
late night mumbo jumbo
LCNLin

United States

#1017192 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Anyway, like I said, we did buy a used motorcycle today but only out of necessity. With my new part-time job, I needed transportation and daughter drives the other car (that's paid for) to school and work.
It's a very nice bike - just right for what he needs - and was a very good deal.
He just has to take the required classes to get a license in Florida to drive a motorcycle.
But it's all good.
Just an eventful day. I'm pooped.
Wear a helmet or in a crash you may go directly to the morgue.:-(
God Forbid
Take care on a motorcycle!
Peace

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017193 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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You bear the burden of causing most of the debt problem.
Clinton left behind a balanced budget. Compare this to the 1 trillion per year deficits under Bush by the time he left.
GOP "trickle down" economics failed. It did not create a full-employment economy. It did not create a surplus of federal revenues.
It left behind mountains of debt. Only the rich benefitted.
You contradict yourself. If trickle down doesn't work, how did Clinton supposedly balance the budget?

There will never be a full employment economy because of the slackers created by entitlements. 8% is now the new normal according to democrats. It's already been proven if you taxed "the rich" at 100% the revenue would run the government less than a year.

There HAS TO BE spending cuts.

You offer no solutions, and you ignore the nearly 7 trillion in debt Obama has created in less than 5 years.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017194 Nov 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Ten minutes of research shows that Massachusetts' Romneycare is a bad idea at the state level.
The plan is for Obamacare to be a disaster at the national level, followed by the inevitable single payer.
when ObamaKKKare fails, as it will, the question is whether the Republicans will kill the turkey or cave in to nationalized medicine...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017195 Nov 2, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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What have the poor ever done for anybody? What do they create? Besides problems?
basturd children, drugs, crime, illiteracy, urban decay, and more poverty...what's not to like???...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017197 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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(Sorry it took so long to get back to you. It's been a rather eventful day. Bought a used motorcycle for hubby today.)
But you'd have to have a good reason why education funds cannot go to any school of any parent's choosing.
If we are truly "the land of the free", religious freedom is also a freedom.
Any religious private school that provided a better education but taught the tenets of that religious belief system should be provided to parents because of their freedom to choose.
Why would taxpayers deny them this freedom?
you are free to finance your own religious schools....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017198 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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What I'm saying - and, frankly, it's not that hard to understand - is parents who can afford to buy their children expensive clothing and brand name sneakers should not be participating in the free lunch program.
Especially when other students wear bargain brand clothing, old sneakers and bring a bagged lunch everyday. Their parents provide what they can without asking for free lunches.
It's the same abuse and fraud in government programs you keep denying exits. It's just gotten worse over the past few decades.
there should not be any free lunch program at all, regardless of the clothing preferences of the parents....

use the food stamp money for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, just like the middle-class kids....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017199 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...the economic engine of the US is hibernating until the Obama disaster leaves town...nothing to do with politics, just pure self-preservation...why risk your money to make money when the government wants to take it all???...
Excellent point, John Galt.

But have to say good-night...since I'm pooped.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017200 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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It's a matter of degree.
Yes, Democrats accept donations from big corporations, and return the favor.
But nothing like the GOP. Have you forgotten how MMS under GW Bush allowed oil companies to fill out their own inspection reports?
You would like us to forget that, wouldn't you?
Obama's bailout of the UAW pension fund at GM dwarfs all other government subsidies in the history of the country....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017201 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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you are free to finance your own religious schools....
Even at the risk of children receiving a poor education in the public schools?

Why do you want to pay for poor education?

(Guess I'm not saying good-night yet...)

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017202 Nov 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It's amazing how you people still throw that crap around about the housing bubble without knowing a thing!
I'll tell the folks at Bloomberg Business they don't know "a thing" and you'll be right over to straighten them out. Fool.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017203 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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there should not be any free lunch program at all, regardless of the clothing preferences of the parents....
use the food stamp money for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, just like the middle-class kids....
Can't imagine how bad it is now. I left the teaching profession in the early 1990s.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017204 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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lol
Must I have a degree in economics to know the mountain of debt we have today began with the Reagan tax cuts and accelerated under the tax cuts of Bush?
FYI, I have two courses in college economics under my belt. It's not as though I'm totally ignorant of the subject. And you are no Paul Krugman.
I recall just the mention of "trickle down" economics was enough to make my instructors' eyeballs roll.
Well, they were right, weren't they?
one need not have a degree in economics to know not to spend money one does not have...

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