Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251226 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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022052 Nov 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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If you want to offer a logical fact based counter argument then be my guest. Otherwise STFU!
It's Flack, give him a break, he's a moron.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1022053 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Kerry has cornered the market on Botox...
I disagree! I think Hillary/Pelosi has that Market!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1022054 Nov 11, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>He fell down a lot. That is how Homer remembers him.
He had a long and close relationship with Jimmy Carter.

Meanwhile back at the ranch:

Obama's Socialist Plot To Ruin America Sends Stocks Soaring

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/obam...

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1022055 Nov 11, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Do you realize that the more you defend Obama the more Muslims take over Australia?
Had not you seem the Middle East? Are you blind, stupid or idiot?
The Muslim Brothethood were a bunch of rag head nobodies until Obama's secret meeting with the president of Egypt after his Cairo speech where he told Mubarak to allow the Muslim Brotherhood more power in the government or else", Mubarak chose "else"!
Actually all Obama wanted was for Mubarak to cancel the Israel peace agreement or else Obama would send money secretly (against Congress authority) to the Muslim Brotherhood to fight Mubarak. Mubarak chose to keep the Egypt-Israel peace treaty knowing full well that Israel's God blessed military was ten times more powerful than Egypt's.
I am not scared of the Tea party, I am scared of clueless idiots like you!
You tell me what choice did Obama have over Egypt, that dude was democratically elected. Then after they experienced more of the same under his rule they rebelled again. There is NO QUICK fix for the middle east, you should have learnt that from Iraq. They are too tribal by nature and religion gets in the way of politics. So the only way to handle that is educate the population to think different or go back to dictatorships. One would have to think the later is the more obvious choice. What Obama does or thinks means squat, if he cuts off aid to Egypt then you have another Al Queda breeding ground. America needs less enemies not more!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1022056 Nov 11, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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You forget those who took retirement in 2008-2010 they had no choice.
The Hells kitchen chef's Pelosi and Reid cooked-up and produced nothing but poison, since 2007 losing 750,000 jobs per month, the worst recession in 80 years, controlling the purse strings, a Housing Collapse, a near financial meltdown, tripling the debt, two quagmire wars Clinton started that Kerry and Clinton democRats voted for before they were against you ignorant dumbass...

AND... Hair Balls for brains Hairy Reid is still cooking-up more poison and hate for America when W was and left office, something, an overdose of poison even a sellout obama still can't recover from today you complete idiot...

Most American now see democrats for what they truly are: losers and obstructionists.

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1022057 Nov 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Why would anybody be jealous of anybody as hate filled and willfully ignorant as you?
Did you miss my post about Christians calling other people names and sitting in judgment of others being a big no-no?

Using the Lord's name in vain - which you've done a few times - is also in the top two no-no's of the ten commandments.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1022058 Nov 11, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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sorry, squeeler:
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
The thousands of mortgage defaults and foreclosures in the "subprime" housing market (i.e., mortgage holders with poor credit ratings) is the direct result of thirty years of government policy that has forced banks to make bad loans to un-creditworthy borrowers. The policy in question is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which compels banks to make loans to low-income borrowers and in what the supporters of the Act call "communities of color" that they might not otherwise make based on purely economic criteria.
The original lobbyists for the CRA were the hardcore leftists who supported the Carter administration and were often rewarded for their support with government grants and programs like the CRA that they benefited from. These included various "neighborhood organizations," as they like to call themselves, such as "ACORN" (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). These organizations claim that over $1 trillion in CRA loans have been made, although no one seems to know the magnitude with much certainty. A U.S. Senate Banking Committee staffer told me about ten years ago that at least $100 billion in such loans had been made in the first twenty years of the Act.
So-called "community groups" like ACORN benefit themselves from the CRA through a process that sounds like legalized extortion. The CRA is enforced by four federal government bureaucracies: the Fed, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The law is set up so that any bank merger, branch expansion, or new branch creation can be postponed or prohibited by any of these four bureaucracies if a CRA "protest" is issued by a "community group." This can cost banks great sums of money, and the "community groups" understand this perfectly well. It is their leverage. They use this leverage to get the banks to give them millions of dollars as well as promising to make a certain amount of bad loans in their communities.
You own it, Porky.
Debunked__Thos DeLorenzo is a for hire scumbag__everyone posting here knows that and chuckles when fksticks like you cite that mutt.

What else you got???
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1022059 Nov 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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And exactly how are we doing that?
In the education system, for starters. When you come out of your coma, I can provide more examples.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1022060 Nov 11, 2013
Homer wrote:
Bruce Hornsby — Thats Just The Way It Is....

Tea Baggers
You liberals sure do think about sucking balls...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022061 Nov 11, 2013
Homer wrote:
Bruce Hornsby — Thats Just The Way It Is lyrics
Standing in line marking time, waiting for the welfare dime
'Cause they can't buy a job
The man in the silk suit hurries by
As he catches the poor old ladies' eyes just for fun he says, "Get a job"
That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
But don't you believe them
They say hey little boy you can't go where the others go
'Cause you don't look like they do
Said hey old man how can you stand to think that way
Did you really think about it before you made the rules, he said, son
That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
But don't you believe them
Well they passed a law in '64
To give those who ain't got a little more
But it only goes so far because the law don't change another's mind
When all it sees at the hiring time is the line on the color bar
That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Thats just the way it is, it is, it is, it is
Bottom line: Republicans have NO solutions.
Tea Baggers(collectively): Get a job!
Corporate America: Sorry, we shipped all the jobs overseas.
Rest of America: Now what?
This isn't American Bandstand, fatboy.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1022062 Nov 11, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Spoken like a true caveman "you wanted eat", grunt. gfy, you Texans are a bunch of dummies.
You loser 24/7 spending all day whining about obama selling you out you idiot... demokRats win elections humping the backs of the poor...yet they are still poor...

It's the culture...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022063 Nov 11, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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You forget those who took retirement in 2008-2010 they had no choice.
Waiting for you to start clucking, Benedict.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1022064 Nov 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Debunked__Thos DeLorenzo is a for hire scumbag__everyone posting here knows that and chuckles when fksticks like you cite that mutt.
What else you got???
It's easier to try and fool people you retard, than it is to convince them you have NOT been debunked and duped you ignorant idiot..

It's the culture...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022065 Nov 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Debunked__Thos DeLorenzo is a for hire scumbag__everyone posting here knows that and chuckles when fksticks like you cite that mutt.
What else you got???
Sorry, Squeeler, but here's more:

San José State University
Department of Economics

The Nature and the Origin
of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

"There has been a long term American policy of promoting home ownership. This entailed making the financing of home purchases as easy as possible. Various financial institutions were set up over time to make the securing of a mortgage quick and convenient. There once were Savings and Loan Associations that were savings institutions which could only invest in home mortgages. Fannie Mae (the Federal Nation Mortgage Association FNMA) was set up in 1938 to provide a secondary market for home mortgages. This meant that if a bank granted a mortgage to someone and later the bank needed funds the bank could readily sell the mortgage to Fannie Mae. However, in order for lending institutions to have access to the secondary mortgage market of Fannie Mae they had to abide by Fannie Mae's rules.

In the past Fannie Mae prohibited the lenders it was dealing with to engage in the practice of red lining. Red Lining meant that a bank would refuse to finance a home purchase in neighborhoods it consider high risk even if the prospective borrowers were themselves good credit risks. In part, this was because the bank did not want, in the event of default and foreclosure, to become the owner of property in a risky neighborhood. The deeper roots of the problem go back to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.

In the 1990's under the administration of Franklin Raines, a Clinton Administration appointee, Fannie Mae began to demand that the lending institutions that it dealt with prove that they were not redlining. This meant that the lending institutions would have to fulfill a quota of minority mortgage lending. This in turn meant that the lending agencies would have to lower their standards in terms of such things as down payments and the required incomes. These subprime borrowers would be charged a higher interest rate. Having put the lending agencies into the position of granting subprime mortgages Fannie Mae then had to accept lower standards in the mortgages it purchased. That set the ball rolling. If a bank granted a mortgage to a borrower that was not likely to successfully pay off the mortgage then all the bank had to do was to sell such mortgages to Fannie Mae. The banks typically earned a loan origination fee when the mortgage was granted. The lending agencies could then make substantial profits dealing in subprime mortgages.

Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote. Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate mortgages knowing full well that an upturn in the interest rates could easily throw the borrower into insolvency. For example, when the interest rate is 6 percent the mortgage payment for a 30-year $200,000 mortgage is $1199 per month. If the interest rate goes up to 7 percent the mortgage payment would increase by $131 per month, an 11 percent increase. For many of the subprime borrowers living on the edge of insolvency this would be enough to push them over the edge. The guilt for the subprime mortgage financial crisis lies both with the lenders who knowingly put borrowers into booby trapped mortgages and the management of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for making a market for such booby trapped mortgages thus giving the lenders the incentive for writing them"
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1022066 Nov 11, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Spoken like a true caveman "you wanted eat", grunt. gfy, you Texans are a bunch of dummies.
I know a Job to Liberals is like kryptonite is to Superman!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1022067 Nov 11, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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on that topic, despite being just to the right of Attila the Hun, I believe we have to stop spending obscene amounts of money on the military. Keep the foreign entanglements to a bare minimum for starters.
agreed...but that doesn't mean spending the money on welfare programs instead...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1022068 Nov 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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And exactly how are we doing that?
ObamaKKKare and homosexuality, for starters...
LCNLin

United States

#1022069 Nov 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You didn't post a link or the date of this data. But according to an International Science Times' article published in September 2013:
"The incredible arctic ice growth after the record low of 2012 is significant. Just six years ago, a science article from the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free by the summer of 2013. The indication of global cooling indicates the opposite. According to monitors, the Arctic now features an unbroken ice sheet that is larger than half of Europe. The sheet stretches from the Canadian islands all the way to Russia's northern shores."
http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/6040/20...
And according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change in September 2013:
"Records of past climate changes suggest an altogether different scenario for the 21st century. Rather than drastic global warming at a rate of 0.5 ° C (1° F) per decade, historic records of past natural cycles suggest global cooling for the first several decades of the 21st century followed by global warming from about 2030 to 2060 and renewed global cooling from about 2060 to 2090."
http://www.globalresearch.ca/global-cooling-i...
It's a pattern - climate. You made Al Gore rich for nothing.
Benghazi hoax onto to the global warming tea party ;-)
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1022070 Nov 11, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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This isn't American Bandstand, fatboy.
So, what business are you in?
LCNLin

United States

#1022071 Nov 11, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He had a long and close relationship with Jimmy Carter.
Meanwhile back at the ranch:
Obama's Socialist Plot To Ruin America Sends Stocks Soaring
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/obam...
Funny the trolls do not mention this.

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