Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1582847 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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GOP R Idiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1042536 Dec 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Michigan's Republican-controlled legislature passed a bill on Wednesday that will require women to purchase additional insurance should they someday want abortion coverage.
Democrats dubbed it "rape insurance,"
So, yes, unfortunately, the invisible war on women that doesn't exist will, sadly enough, continue. It's all you guys got.
There is no such "abortion insurance"
What if a woman is raped?
GOP shoved the bill through, not Democrats.
As if Michigan doesn't have enough problems. GOP made this a priority.
Sorry that facts are so darned inconvenient for you.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1042537 Dec 15, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Psst! Son...
Obama had to correct John Roberts on the Oath of Office!!!
That's a non con telling a reich winger what's correct!
“Obama jumped the gun in response to the first part of the oath, and Roberts became flustered – that’s what happened.”

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/10/08/jef...

We all were flustered. Just watching Obama being sworn into office.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#1042538 Dec 15, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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And when the kitchen got hot...she quit!
Compared to Obama? Obama was Senator for about three minutes when he decided to run for president. Obama certainly didn't complete his tour as Senator, and he didn't have thousands of liberals following him around trying bring frivolous lawsuits.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1042539 Dec 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Palin successfully went after corruption in her own party as governor of Alaska.
Biden is sweet in an eccentric sort of way but it's worrisome to a lot of us he's just one step away from the presidency.
You really don't have any room to talk about VPs.
LOL...Biden? Sweet?

Well, sure...if you can ignore his documented racism or the incredibly ignorant statements he's made over the years.
GOP R Idiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1042540 Dec 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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It took a lot of us by surprise, granted. But a Republican wouldn't have won in 2008 no matter who was the running mate.
It's the political pendulum. It always swings back the other way usually after two terms.
You were so SHOCKED when Romney was so soundly defeated.
And WHY, prey tell, wouldn't a Republican have won?
Oooooh, THAT's right, because Bush screwed up the country so badly.
Get back to us when Obama's approval rating gets to 26%.
Oh, and speaking of administrations and their 'advisers'
get back to us when one of Obama's goes to prison.
Scooter Libby, anyone?
You are blinded by your hatred, as you've been told countless times.
You live in your little bubble of denial.
Works for me....as long as you think your current Party is so right and mighty, then that's going to keep the Senate in Dem control, and will guarantee yet another Dem victory for POTUS in 2016.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1042541 Dec 15, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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There is no such "abortion insurance"
What if a woman is raped?
GOP shoved the bill through, not Democrats.
As if Michigan doesn't have enough problems. GOP made this a priority.
Sorry that facts are so darned inconvenient for you.
But you're wrong. Michigan is the 9th state to pass legislation requiring public and private insurance plans to separate out abortion coverage.

Republican State Rep. Nancy Jenkins defended the bill. "I don’t think elective abortion should be a part of insurance," she said. "This doesn’t affect access to abortion. It will still be legal when this law takes effect. Who should be required to pay? Not Michigan taxpayers."

If a woman is raped, she can get the proper care at any hospital including prevention of pregnancy.

Women who choose an elective abortion should pay for it herself. Taking birth control is an easy way to prevent unwanted pregnancies. And it's free now. No excuses.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1042542 Dec 15, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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Sorry that facts are so darned inconvenient for you.
Isn't that what your Liar in Chief just said to the millions who have lost and will lose their health insurance plans and doctors?
GOPidiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1042543 Dec 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Oh, for heaven's sake. Helping "qualified buyers" with a "down payment" is a helluva lot different than letting anyone and everyone sign on the dotted line to get a 30-year mortgage on an overpriced house they couldn't afford in the first place.
Bush warned Congress numerous times that Fannie & Freddie needed more oversight,or we were going to be in big trouble.
You are the biggest hypocrite ... if Obama even SUGGESTED using tax dollars to assist minority home buyers you would have a stroke!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1042544 Dec 15, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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Since you are so enamored with the NYT lately
read it and weep
some highlights
He pushed hard to expand homeownership, especially among minorities, an initiative that dovetailed with his ambition to expand the Republican tent — and with the business interests of some of his biggest donors. But his housing policies and hands-off approach to regulation encouraged lax lending standards.
Mr. Bush did foresee the danger posed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage finance giants. The president spent years pushing a recalcitrant Congress to toughen regulation of the companies, but was unwilling to compromise when his former Treasury secretary wanted to cut a deal. And the regulator Mr. Bush chose to oversee them — an old prep school buddy — pronounced the companies sound even as they headed toward insolvency.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/21...
Bush pushed for home ownership to "qualified buyers" who needed help with down payments.

The “Bush recession” started long before he took the oath of office. Clinton knew about the coming crash of the tech bubble but said nothing because the next Republican would get blamed for it. This was around the same time Clinton was caught selling missile technology to the communist Chinese for campaign funds.

As for Henry Paulson, Bush's Treasury Secretary from 2006 to 2008, his rescue plan of F&F was supported by Christopher Dodd (D) among others.

Dodd and Paulson hoped to broaden a housing reform bill - one part supported by Republicans imposed greater regulatory oversight of Fannie and Freddie.

Both Paulson and Dodd made similar statements to assure people and to keep the calm.

They both knew things were far from fine.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1042545 Dec 15, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
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You are the biggest hypocrite ... if Obama even SUGGESTED using tax dollars to assist minority home buyers you would have a stroke!
No I wouldn't. Obama wants to use tax dollars to perpetrate a welfare state. That's what's giving a lot of us a stroke.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1042546 Dec 15, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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You were so SHOCKED when Romney was so soundly defeated.
And WHY, prey tell, wouldn't a Republican have won?
Oooooh, THAT's right, because Bush screwed up the country so badly.
Get back to us when Obama's approval rating gets to 26%.
Oh, and speaking of administrations and their 'advisers'
get back to us when one of Obama's goes to prison.
Scooter Libby, anyone?
You are blinded by your hatred, as you've been told countless times.
You live in your little bubble of denial.
Works for me....as long as you think your current Party is so right and mighty, then that's going to keep the Senate in Dem control, and will guarantee yet another Dem victory for POTUS in 2016.
We had four years of incompetency and failed policies between 2008 and 2012. Duh.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1042547 Dec 15, 2013
Feral chimp alert!! 15 year old chimpette basketball player kicks 73 year old man to the ground; two other attacks linked. Remember folks; shoot attacking feral chimps first when defending your life (and ask questions later).....

15-year-old student kicks 72-year-old Florida man, friend videotapes incident on their phone

Posted: 12/15/2013

FORT MYERS, Fla.(AP)-- A southwest Florida community is rallying around a 72-year-old man this holiday season after authorities say a teenager kicked him to the ground while her friend videotaped the incident on her phone.

A 15-year-old high school basketball player and several teammates were walking through a neighborhood last month when they spotted Robert Lerberg pulling weeds in his yard. Authorities say the teen ran up behind him, kicked Lerberg to the ground and then erupted into laughter. One of the students videoed it, according to Lee County Sheriff's officials.

Authorities said the teen also allegedly knocked on another door that same day and slapped an 89-year-old victim in the face. She faces two charges of felony battery on a person 65 years old or older. The Associated Press is not naming the suspect because she is a minor. The suspect said she was only imitating similar acts she's seen online, deputies said.

"That was one of the worst things done to me in my life," Lerberg said. "All I could say was, "Very funny, thanks a lot."

The incident sparked outrage in the community, and prompted supporters to create a Facebook page titled "Fort Myers Supports Robert Lerberg." The sheriff even held a news conference to speak out against the brazen unkindness.

Several members of the basketball team and Cypress Lake High School principal and athletic director stopped by Lerberg's home Saturday to apologize and lend their support.

Lerberg told The News-Press ( http://tinyurl.com/lk8t8q4 ) they all hugged and cried.

"That meant a lot to me."

Lerberg said he hasn't talked to the suspect.

"By the time you are 15, you should know the difference between right and wrong," he said. "After, she was laughing."

Authorities are investigating a similar incident that occurred around the same time in the same neighborhood to see if they're connected. A 47-year-old woman said she was out walking when a group of people approached her, threw something at her and hit her in the back, according to a sheriff's office report. The victim said the incident was also recorded.

Read more: http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/national/15-year...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1042548 Dec 15, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
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You are the biggest hypocrite ... if Obama even SUGGESTED using tax dollars to assist minority home buyers you would have a stroke!
Silence, chimpyphag!!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1042549 Dec 15, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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LOL...Biden? Sweet?
Well, sure...if you can ignore his documented racism or the incredibly ignorant statements he's made over the years.
Well, like I said, sweet in an eccentric sort of way.

Like the uncle who farts at the dinner table. You're offended...you don't want to laugh...but you have no choice.

That kind of sweet.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1042550 Dec 15, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>How many planes did he wreck?
How many cards did he wreck?
And wasn't he chasing his current wife while married to his first?
Bow to him son.
I live in Arizona and cant stand McCan, but he's way better than you (or any other leftist phag).

But then again, EVERYBODY'S better than you dong.......:-)
RUSH10ME

Urbanna, VA

#1042551 Dec 15, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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There is no such "abortion insurance"
What if a woman is raped?
GOP shoved the bill through, not Democrats.
As if Michigan doesn't have enough problems. GOP made this a priority.
Sorry that facts are so darned inconvenient for you.
Since you brought it up , what got shoved the hardest , the "we need to pass the bill so we can see whats in it " by Nancy Pelosi or the "shut up you know you like it " shoved up obamas ass by Larry Sinclare "??
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1042552 Dec 15, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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You were so SHOCKED when Romney was so soundly defeated.
And WHY, prey tell, wouldn't a Republican have won?
Oooooh, THAT's right, because Bush screwed up the country so badly.
Get back to us when Obama's approval rating gets to 26%.
Oh, and speaking of administrations and their 'advisers'
get back to us when one of Obama's goes to prison.
Scooter Libby, anyone?
You are blinded by your hatred, as you've been told countless times.
You live in your little bubble of denial.
Works for me....as long as you think your current Party is so right and mighty, then that's going to keep the Senate in Dem control, and will guarantee yet another Dem victory for POTUS in 2016.
Ochimpo will be in the 20 percentile range within 90 days (remember you read it here first). Millions of insurance cancellation notices go out in January; by March, he will be done.....
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

Jacksonville, FL

#1042553 Dec 15, 2013
I'm a proud q ueer and I don't care what know one thinks.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1042555 Dec 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Think it became a pattern with this president - not acknowledging his allegiance to this country. It started when he was one of the democratic candidates at an event with the other candidates and the only one who didn't put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.
It's a symptom of disconnect. The pin was just another symptom. The '57 states' snafu didn't help either.
The Magic Negro won't put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem but he always puts his hand over his crotch when the PM of Denmark walks by.

Hood habits are hard to break.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1042556 Dec 15, 2013

You can’t figure out the difference betwixt the two parties?? LOL put your Tea down and sober up then research. Here one example of a difference by world renown statisticians.
. Lets put the two parties to the numbers..
Inequality has demonstrated its destructive effects to our democracy through out history. Here and abroad. Here if we take the past 80 years and examine in detail what stimulates inequality distributions, we may define a tool to gage our vote. Identify who contributes to a greater distribution of our laborers productivity. One example is Obamacare. Effectively redistributing health cost with a progressive cost to premium in ratio to “income not health”.
The book,“ Bulls Bears and the Ballot Box. By Bob Deitreick and Lew Goldfarb” inspired the following;
Ever wonder which party is the party to attend to.
Promoting Inequality through the Income Gap, as one example, of many.

A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there are more.
Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali... .


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