Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1568049 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

#1037478 Dec 9, 2013
Laney F wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is a hyper-partisan and his presidency is easily the most partisan of our lifetime.
Of course, all politics comes with a degree of partisanship. It’s absurd for anybody to argue “their side” doesn’t engage in partisan politics. But for some, the benefit of engaging in partisan politics is more important than looking at the big picture.
I say this because Obama chooses to pursue short-term political advantages rather than look at the long-term consequences of his actions.
President Clinton was an ideologue. He loved the idea of big government. He believed big government could solve all the nation’s ills. But he was also a pragmatist, unlike President Obama. He would sacrifice short-term politics in order to benefit long-term. It’s the reason he went along with welfare reform and signed capital gains tax cuts into law.
Nothing shines the light on President Obama’s extreme partisanship more than the time during the government shutdown. As the Obamacare website was ready to roll out, the President was well aware (contrary to what he said, of course) of the problems with that site.
He was well aware that people were going to lose their plans.
He knew there were going to be problems.
He could have done something to stave off the inevitable disaster.
But he chose INSTEAD to take the short-term political win. It worked for a couple of weeks. But now here we are, 45 days later and the President’s poll numbers are plunging.
Beyond attempting to play the short-term political game (he did the same thing with sequestration), the President has a penchant for doing two other things:
1. Making personal any differences he has with Republicans over policy (i.e., it’s all about him)
and
2. Attacking the motives of his ideological opponents
The former was highlighted this fall, first when he was doing one of his many campaign-style events over the impending budget battle:
Facing a showdown with congressional Republicans over funding government operations and raising the federal debt ceiling, Obama said his opponents are “not focused on you, they’re focused on politics, they’re focused on trying to mess with me.”
Yes, Mr. President, Republicans have different ideas over how we should spend taxpayer money because it’s going to “mess with you.”
Then there was the battle over Obamacare and the “I won, so shut up” argument:
“You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don’t break it. Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That’s not being faithful to what this country’s about.”
Seeing as how the President has referred to Congress as some pesky “impediment” to implementing his agenda, it shouldn’t surprise anybody that he thinks nothing of the men and women in Congress who also won.
With respect to motives, the President almost always assumes Republicans are acting in bad faith. Remember,“he won” so therefore any disagreement with the President on issues of policy can only mean Republicans don’t like him or they are hell bent on hurting people.
OBAMMY UNTRUTHS AND HIS MANY PINNOCHIO AWARDS.
'After all that we’ve been through these past five years, after all the work Americans like those standing behind me have done to come back from the depths of a crisis, are some of these folks really so beholden to one extreme wing of their party that they’re willing to tank the entire economy just because they can’t get their way on this issue? Are they really willing to hurt people just to score political points? I hope not.'
Total garbage.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1037479 Dec 9, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Sadly most of these rightwingers don't even realize they are racists, not referring to you per se.
As long as 95% of blacks continue to support a President - no matter what he does, no matter his views, policies, beliefs, etc.- simply because he too is black, then racism is certainly not a thing of the past in the demockratic party......

It's the culture...
RUSH10ME

Aylett, VA

#1037480 Dec 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh ok, well, then tell us what the "begening" was.
Could it be racial profiling? You do understand that there are more white drug dealers; who are dealing in much greater amounts than then black kid on the street, don't you?
Could it be racial discrimination? Would you hire a young black man? Would you hire a young man with a criminal record?
The only way to completely discriminate against blacks is by turning them into felons. It's a lose-lose scenario that you are now reaping the consequences of.
Remember that people have to eat. If you don't let them get a job; or housing then they will do something to survive. Unfortunately the easy money is in drugs. Why is it legal for Perdu Pharma to make billions on Oxycontin; and some poor slob on the street goes to prison for 5 years for selling a few pills?
Why do the police not go and shake down the investment bankers on Wall St. who have their coke delivered by Russian prostitutes?
The war on drugs is a disaster; it has to end.
What a surprise , no blame where it actually belongs , are you ashamed to admit that the biggest thing in the whole world holding black youth back is home training and the fact that black men in general are not parent material , they [85%] just don't care about the kids , period . And until some one holds them responsible it will never ever change , and yes some are tired of picking up the slack for their sorry asses me included , take care of your own !
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1037481 Dec 9, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You can call me a racist like moron lily does and I will laugh.
The word has no value when misused and the abuse of it has people ignoring it.
Perhaps the good thing about people like lily wildly flinging it- is that it lost its' power.
If you are going to scream wolf-there better be one.
Have someone with intelligence reread my post and explain it to you.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037482 Dec 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
It's "Garp", dummy
Of course you would know the name of an idiotic movie.

*My surprise face*
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037484 Dec 9, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>She'll argue for an hour on how no it's Garth. lol
Wrong, I simply stated it was no surprise lily would KNOW the name of an idiotic movie.

Hey, I gave her credit yesterday for being an expert on jail food.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037486 Dec 9, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Have someone with intelligence reread my post and explain it to you.
That's all you got?
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1037487 Dec 9, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>lily dreams of the day when "king" obama sits down with jessie j , al sharpton and jay zee and flavor flave along with snoop dogg and re-write the constitution , a chicken in every pot , pot in every bowl , ebonics the 1st language , Katt Williams head of foriegn affairs ,ect. ect..
According to Reggie Love Obama bin Lyin played Spades during the bin Laden raid.

It's the culture...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037488 Dec 9, 2013
Ice knocks out power for thousands around in northern Virginia

I am so grateful we are finally coming out from this week long deep freeze.

To quote Clinton: East Coast-I know your pain.

Stay safe!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1037489 Dec 9, 2013
Lily, why do we get all the dummies responding to our posts?

I'll be back later when the west coast wakes up, while I disagree with Galt for the most part at least he has some comprehension skills and can make an argument.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1037490 Dec 9, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Have someone with intelligence reread my post and explain it to you.
To be sure of hitting the target, Homer always shoots first and calls whatever he hits the target...

It's the culture...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037491 Dec 9, 2013
It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses. - Winston Churchill
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037492 Dec 9, 2013
Homer wrote:
Lily, why do we get all the dummies responding to our posts?
I'll be back later when the west coast wakes up, while I disagree with Galt for the most part at least he has some comprehension skills and can make an argument.
Homer given your commentary this morning anyone would make comments about your lack of originality in your put downs.

Don't play the game if you have nothing to bring to it.

Give us something to work with rather than a bucket load of "ain't anyone who opposes Obama are just dumb or racist". Junior high mentality.

I like to debate and yes I will confront a LIE over and over again.

But, I am also game if someone wants to take gutter swipes.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1037493 Dec 9, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you now say that Bawney Frank was telling the truth?
Barney Frank flees the scene of his fiscal crimes | Washington Times ...
communities.washingtontimes.com/.../barney-fr... ;
by Terry Ponick - in 34 Google+ circles
Nov 29, 2011 - The squinky eye of Representative Barney Frank....“In 2003, he called Fannie and Freddie 'fundamentally sound financially' and ... to go over the cliff, Mr. Frank attacked President George W. Bush's call for reform as 'inane.'”.
"But Communities columnist Eric Golub begs to differ in his piece headlined “Barney Frank: I’ve destroyed the economy, my work here is done.”
"The problem became acute in the early 2000s as lower and lower down payments and “liar loans”—loans that required little if any substantiating documentation—became the norm. The Bush Administration—along with eventual GOP presidential candidate John McCain—tried to put an end to these practices, but to no avail. Frank, the Democrats, and a substantial number of incredibly stupid Republicans steadfastly opposed legislation geared toward heading off the already-gathering fiscal storm.
This observation from The New Editor, noting NPR’s sycophantic “airbrushing” of Frank’s crude but successful effots to derail any restriction on Fannie’s or Freddie’s ability to use their collective leverage over the mortgage industry to degrade lending standards and provide more money to give away to the Democrats’“charitable causes”:
Now you know, Doorknob.
Bullsh*t. The banks hated F & F because they felt F & F held an advantage over them in the marketplace. So they got their bought * & paid for Bush to try to put F & F under White House control.

Why do ou keep pretending this did not happen?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037495 Dec 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>To be sure of hitting the target, Homer always shoots first and calls whatever he hits the target...
It's the culture...
Homer wasn't even playing this morning. He was whining and his theme is you got to be racist and dumb to oppose Obama.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037496 Dec 9, 2013
Ukrainian police begin dismantling Kiev protest camps

Hold on Freedom Fighters
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1037497 Dec 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullsh*t. The banks hated F & F because they felt F & F held an advantage over them in the marketplace. So they got their bought * & paid for Bush to try to put F & F under White House control.
Why do ou keep pretending this did not happen?
DumbDave thinks he is a long time banking expert.

A Google search give DumbDave the same expertise and experience as a heavy hitter with 30 years experience.

Just think!

Recipe for Banking expert:

1 - A know-it-all libtard.
2 - Google Search Engine

= DumbDave the banking expert!

Whala!!!!!

Lo & behold - a genius!

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037498 Dec 9, 2013
If you can't build a website, what the heck are you doing messing with the US health care system?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1037499 Dec 9, 2013
Liberals claim Capitalism has a "social compact" it's not keeping to support the poor. WHO made that compact? Can't find it in Econ 101
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1037500 Dec 9, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer wasn't even playing this morning. He was whining and his theme is you got to be racist and dumb to oppose Obama.
As long as Homer, Dumbass Dave, lily or 95% of blacks continue to support a President - no matter what he does, no matter his views, policies, beliefs, etc.- simply because he too is black, then racism is certainly not a thing of the past in the demockratic party...

The demokratic party is inbred with hate racism...

It's the culture...

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