Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264486 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: May 13

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#1047249 Dec 24, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Nah, I was able to survive. By the way Merry Christmas. I wonder who all would be interested in a one day truce. I suggest we do a truce from 10:00 AM today until 10:00AM Christmas. Come on folks lets all show that we are real Americans and show our love and respect for all. Starting at 10:00AM today...Can we do it?
I don't know if this is a good idea. If we don't keep these right wing morons occupied every minute they'll go out in public and ruin someone's holiday.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1047250 Dec 24, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Think back to the Carter years - recession, malaise, gas rationing - and then remember the Reagan years - high employment and a growing economy.
Yes, Reagan raised taxes on some products and raised taxes across-the-board but that was when the Democrats reneged on their promise to cut spending in return.
And, yes, Reagan spent more on the military to win the Cold War - "peace through strength" - which increased the deficit.
But his trickle down economics took us out of the Carter recession and even carried over into the Clinton administration.
The economy was strong during the Reagan administration. You can argue all you want to but it won't change this fact.
You can tell the absolutely clueless ones that have no idea about WORKING for a living, in a "good" economy(rather than just being greedy, entitlementalcased whine bags and sucking off of everyone else's dolluhs) by the little pikture icons they click on lol.

Merry Christmas Carol!
angel

Boise, ID

#1047251 Dec 24, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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You're full of crap as usual Carol, and a massive hypocrite as well. Every day you demonize the President, liberals and the poor.
I don't consider government as God Carol, I recognize it as the structure that makes a functioning and civilized society possible. I want government to be big enough to protect the air I breathe and the water I drink. I want it big enough to insure that work places are safe. I want it big enough to prevent financial institutions from wreaking havoc on the economy. And yes Carol, I want the government to see that the less fortunate among us have the basic necessities to survive.
You keep harping about how generous conservatives are in their charitable donations but how much of that actually goes to helping the poor? The answer is only around 31%. Alice Walton whose net worth is around $21 billion recently funded the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the small northwest Arkansas city of Bentonville Arkansas with $1 billion. Is that charitable giving or self aggrandizement? I'd be more impressed with her patronage of the arts if hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart workers weren't being paid such low wages that they have to rely on public subsidies to survive.
Many "charitable" organizations are just plain frauds. Of 91 groups that claim climate change isn't real and contribute to fighting environmental legislation to ameliorate it 78% are listed as charitable organizations.
I give the government what it's due and unlike you I don't consider it theft; I consider it the price we pay for living in a civilized functioning society. I also give to my church and donate to charity often in a way that's under the radar like putting money into the red kettles.
So don't go claiming that liberals like me think that money is God, for that you'd have to look to the Walton heirs, the Koch brothers and the Mitt Romney's of the world who amass their fortunes at the expense of the rest of us.
Yes youve hit upon the nut of ALL of this:The right of the very priviledged FEW to make a Fortune at the expense of everyone else.
They want the profits of the Inherited Rich and the Corporate Rich UNTAXED.
Privatize the Profit.
Socialize the Operating Expense.
They want their whims and decisions UNREGULATED and UNQUESTIONED with the 'Freedom' to exploit ,destroy or pollute anything and anyone they choose to enchance their Bottom Line.
And they will Lie,Cheat.Distort, Misrepresent and Pretend to Validate ANYTHING in order to incite the Fear Paranoia and Racism of the IGNORANT in order to get them to the polls and send more Corporate Business Friendly Republican Lickspittles to Washington to devote themselves exclusively to safeguarding their Financial Concerns.
Thats the Bottom Line of EVERY one of these Political Threads.
PERIOD.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1047252 Dec 24, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You didn't learn a damn thing from Bush's failed tax cuts did you?
News Flash: Trickle down economics doesn't work. Bush's cuts did not lead to economic growth. They did not lead to income growth. They did not lead to wage growth. They did not lead to job creation. All they did was inflate the size of the deficit.
Only if one is/was a LOSER, givverment teat sucking, entitlementalcase parasite!
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1047253 Dec 24, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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LOL, So true Angel, all one has to do is read on here just how lame the baggers really are. They are only marginally better for this nation than Al Qaeda. But at least they are able to prove one thing and that is that even the very stupid can be trained. They want to dictate morality, religion, belittle and condemn women, homosexuals,all different races and foreigners and they can do all of this while having their little pointed heads submerged up the very rich's azz. Pathetic lot.
The Occupy anyone else's anything ghetto streeter ntitlementalcase bagger suckies defined to a "T".

(It's not 10a.m. EST yet)
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1047254 Dec 24, 2013
Folks, we need to quit discussing politics an religion, because we're just going to argue.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1047255 Dec 24, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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I don't know if this is a good idea. If we don't keep these right wing morons occupied every minute they'll go out in public and ruin someone's holiday.
They've been "out there" for days already...carrying around their treasures of consumer materialism, trying to terrorize lines of people with their insatiable greed and ignorance derived of adolescent entitlementalcase Mentality--as if they are the only persons standing in consumer lines.

Ewe...ewe and EWE.

Thank goodness for far more worthwhile things to do...Especially during the Christmas season-of considering OTHERS.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1047256 Dec 24, 2013
Merry Christmas Eve everyone.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1047257 Dec 24, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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The Occupy anyone else's anything ghetto streeter ntitlementalcase bagger suckies defined to a "T".
(It's not 10a.m. EST yet)
tic
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1047258 Dec 24, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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I don't know if this is a good idea. If we don't keep these right wing morons occupied every minute they'll go out in public and ruin someone's holiday.
Homer is all for keeping the rightwingers pre-occupied with this thread and maybe doing some online shopping(to help boost the economy/create jobs) instead of wreaking havoc upon an unsuspecting public with their ignorance, greed, and bigotry.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1047259 Dec 24, 2013
Between New York and LA, there's 200 million people that aren't hip, and they don't want to be hip.
Jeff Foxworthy
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1047260 Dec 24, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Full Definition of COMMUNISM
1
a : a theory advocating elimination of private property
b : a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
2
capitalized
a : a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
b : a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production
c : a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably
Stinkin' wanna be dictators.
(and if they weren't--we would not be looking at this UNamerican MESS of a communist health care "act"...because it would've been implemented into the ALREADY existing social welfare system to rememdy via proper identification and verification, the percentile gap FOR those with NO health care insurance, rather than thug level robbing hoodieTicing AGAINST ALL of America!)
DOWN with Communism! Redo or REPEAL the communist MESS...FOR all of America-not divide, drain and deplete against it!
T.E.A.!
CHRISTIE/RYAN/Paul..Uncle Joe et al 2016!
REAL Leadership with some COMMON sense FOR America again-not commieTic Against it!
Don't they have any mental health services in Kentucky? Can you make an appointment?
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1047261 Dec 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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What did Obama do that caused this?
Evidently, according to Carol, Obama took office & passed policies retroactively that caused the recession that started in the 4th quarter of 2007.
Implementing and Forcing a COMMUNIST act DEstablizing the healthcare of ALL Americans, rather than simply enhancing an already existing social welfare system FOR the percentage of America inclusively that may need such, and CHOOSE to do obtain such-is NOT, repeat. NOT...a "good" thing. DUHHH A Vey.

Let alone the commie-commericals of GAG and PUKE, junior high level propoganda.

EWE...talk about duhmed down, ignorance personified.

But Merry Christmas anyway..this nation WILL survive...thanks to it's CONSTIUTITON, as well as TERM LIMITS, whether the Commie wanna be's like it or not!
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1047262 Dec 24, 2013
Homer wrote:
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Merry Christmas to you too Homer.

May YOU meet one as well lol...and should you...let me know..I'll give you some tips on how to ROAST it, BYOBic and tweezers!
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1047263 Dec 24, 2013
Homer wrote:
Merry Christmas Eve everyone.
Merry Christmas Homer, I hope you and yours have a wonderful time. You have always been one of the more reasonable and funny posters on here.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1047264 Dec 24, 2013
Homer wrote:
Folks, we need to quit discussing politics an religion, because we're just going to argue.
Ahhh... Homer shows some signs of some old school COMMON SENSE and decency, etiquette and actual intelligence.

Bless you man.

May 2014 be a BETTER year for us ALL here in America-not just some!
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1047265 Dec 24, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Don't they have any mental health services in Kentucky? Can you make an appointment?
That's not where one learns about things like actual COMMUNISM Homer.

Still not 10a.m. EST time yet so...

Duhmmy.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1047266 Dec 24, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Full Definition of COMMUNISM
1
a : a theory advocating elimination of private property
b : a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
2
capitalized
a : a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
b : a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production
c : a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably
Stinkin' wanna be dictators.
(and if they weren't--we would not be looking at this UNamerican MESS of a communist health care "act"...because it would've been implemented into the ALREADY existing social welfare system to rememdy via proper identification and verification, the percentile gap FOR those with NO health care insurance, rather than thug level robbing hoodieTicing AGAINST ALL of America!)
DOWN with Communism! Redo or REPEAL the communist MESS...FOR all of America-not divide, drain and deplete against it!
T.E.A.!
CHRISTIE/RYAN/Paul..Uncle Joe et al 2016!
REAL Leadership with some COMMON sense FOR America again-not commieTic Against it!
Great, this will come in handy if we come in contact with any Communists. So far Homer has never met or spoke with any Communists.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1047267 Dec 24, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Merry Christmas Homer, I hope you and yours have a wonderful time. You have always been one of the more reasonable and funny posters on here.
Merry Christmas to you GG, same to you and your family. I appreciate that but my sense of humor has waned a bit of late.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1047268 Dec 24, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Ahhh... Homer shows some signs of some old school COMMON SENSE and decency, etiquette and actual intelligence.
Bless you man.
May 2014 be a BETTER year for us ALL here in America-not just some!
Okay okay flattery will get you everywhere. Merry Christmas my backwoods hillbilly friend and I hope you have a great 2014.

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