Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1549634 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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“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1054207 Jan 4, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Drew sometimes travels with the Magic Negro to the 57th State.
I would have assumed by now you would have figured out that the United States is comprised of not only 50 states but the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Wake Island. You people have been making a mountain out of a mole hill for how many years now? It just makes you look stupid.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054208 Jan 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Without "probable cause"? Good Lord! Rosen approached State Department contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim to leak information.
From the affidavit:
"Other than asking the Reporter for a voluntary production of emails from (gmail account), there is no other way to get the evidence we rightfully seek. Because of the Reporter’s own potential criminal liability in this matter, we believe that requesting the voluntary production of the materials from the Reporter would be futile and would pose a substantial threat to the integrity of the investigation and of the evidence we seek to obtain by the warrant."
The emails revealed in the government’s affidavit appear to show that James Rosen’s solicitation of government secrets wasn’t narrow. The affadavit describes how Rosen assigned himself the codename “Alex,” and Mr. Kim the moniker “Leo,” and in their early contacts, explained the noble aims of their prospective relationship:
"Thanks Leo. What I am interested in, as you might expect, is breaking news ahead of my competitors."
"Let’s break some new, and expose muddle-headed policy when we see it – or force the administration’s hand to go in the right direction, if possible."
The DOJ should be commended for exposing Rosen as someone who would "jeopardize America’s contacts in a hostile foreign government just to get ahead of the competition."
http://www.mediaite.com/columnists/doj-docume...
mediaite is an unabashed Liberal political blog for media(Liberal) pros and junkies. It was created by ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams.

Reminds me s-o-o-o much of JournoList, formed by NY Times Marxist Ezra Klein.

Get a life off the Liberal Playground Carousel, Doodette.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054209 Jan 4, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a real pity you extreme right wingers have been afflicted with not being able to get that left side of the brain working because that is the part of the brain that controls
Language
Logic
Critical thinking
Numbers &
Reasoning
With all of your posts none of the above come into play, just wild fanciful irrational thought process that makes no sense no matter what the subject matter.
So your response to her posting just another failure of the Magic Negro's website is to attack conservatives in general and ignore the issue at hand entirely?

OK. Gotcha.

Any more obfuscating BS you'd like to throw this way tonight?

How about Miley Cyrus's underpants are made in an Indochina sweatshop run by Conservative American investors who belong to the nasty Republican Party?

HUH? That sounds like a really good one!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1054210 Jan 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I would have assumed by now you would have figured out that the United States is comprised of not only 50 states but the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Wake Island. You people have been making a mountain out of a mole hill for how many years now? It just makes you look stupid.
The Magic Negro didn't say "I've been to the 57th protectorate, territory, insular area or commonwealth".

The clueless jerk said "State"

Any more excuses for the Community Organizer from Chicago Grade School?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1054212 Jan 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, you just jump all over the place don't you. If you are proven wrong one issue, you dust yourself off and change the subject. Entertaining to say the least.
Now, Eric holder was not "caught red-handed confiscating personal emails and phone calls from members of the press." It was the Justice Department that sent a letter notifying AP that its phone records had been obtained though subpoenas.
Those calls were legally obtained and part of a criminal investigation into who may have leaked "unauthorized and dangerous disclosure of classified information" contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a foiled terror plot.
"The Obama administration has aggressively investigated disclosures of classified information to the media and has brought six cases against people suspected of leaking classified information, more than under all previous presidents combined." I would call that a great job.
Got any other lies you'd like debunked?
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/justice-departmen...
(CNN)-- The Justice Department secretly collected two months of telephone records for reporters and editors at The Associated Press. Federal agents collected records from more than 20 lines including personal phones and AP phone numbers in New York; Hartford, Connecticut; and Washington.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/13/us/justice-ap-p...

Harry Reid said "I have trouble defending what the Justice Department did." He went on to say, "There's no way to justify this."

Under the Obama administration, six government officials have been indicted in leak-related cases, twice as many as in all other administrations combined.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/eric...

No, there IS no way to justify this.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1054213 Jan 4, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a real pity you extreme right wingers have been afflicted with not being able to get that left side of the brain working because that is the part of the brain that controls
Language
Logic
Critical thinking
Numbers &
Reasoning
With all of your posts none of the above come into play, just wild fanciful irrational thought process that makes no sense no matter what the subject matter.
That was from an MSN website.

http://news.msn.com/us/adding-a-baby-to-new-h...

Hardly "extreme rightwingers".

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1054215 Jan 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Without "probable cause"? Good Lord! Rosen approached State Department contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim to leak information.
From the affidavit:
"Other than asking the Reporter for a voluntary production of emails from (gmail account), there is no other way to get the evidence we rightfully seek. Because of the Reporter’s own potential criminal liability in this matter, we believe that requesting the voluntary production of the materials from the Reporter would be futile and would pose a substantial threat to the integrity of the investigation and of the evidence we seek to obtain by the warrant."
The emails revealed in the government’s affidavit appear to show that James Rosen’s solicitation of government secrets wasn’t narrow. The affadavit describes how Rosen assigned himself the codename “Alex,” and Mr. Kim the moniker “Leo,” and in their early contacts, explained the noble aims of their prospective relationship:
"Thanks Leo. What I am interested in, as you might expect, is breaking news ahead of my competitors."
"Let’s break some new, and expose muddle-headed policy when we see it – or force the administration’s hand to go in the right direction, if possible."
The DOJ should be commended for exposing Rosen as someone who would "jeopardize America’s contacts in a hostile foreign government just to get ahead of the competition."
http://www.mediaite.com/columnists/doj-docume...
Rosen allegedly spoke to Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department contractor, for a story about North Korea's nuclear program.

Journalists reacted with particular alarm to the notion that Rosen was an "abettor" simply because he pushed for a source to give him information.

(Probably because it's called journalism and getting a story using a source.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/jame...

The Justice Department used security badge access records to track the reporter’s comings and goings from the State Department, according to a newly obtained court affidavit. They traced the timing of his calls with a State Department security adviser suspected of sharing the classified report. They obtained a search warrant for the reporter’s personal emails.

You are so on the wrong side of this issue.

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#1054216 Jan 4, 2014
A study that tracked recipients of a recent Medicaid "lottery" experiment for low-income Oregonions found that the extension of the insurance led to increased use of the emergency room, TIME's Denver Nicks reports. The data on the 25,000 individuals involved showed a 40% increase in ER visits for the newly insured, including for conditions "most readily treatable" by a visit to a primary care physician, for which the participants were eligible.

"The study's central finding threatens to undermine an argument made by proponents of the Affordable Care Act - including President Barack Obama - that the number of costly emergency room visits would decrease if more people had insurance that covered the cost of seeing a primary care doctor," Nicks writes.

Health policy expert and "reality based" liberal Harold Pollack laments the fact that such claims about ER use were ever made in the context of the ACA:

...
ptbw forever

United States

#1054217 Jan 4, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a real pity you extreme right wingers have been afflicted with not being able to get that left side of the brain working because that is the part of the brain that controls
Language
Logic
Critical thinking
Numbers &
Reasoning
With all of your posts none of the above come into play, just wild fanciful irrational thought process that makes no sense no matter what the subject matter.
How do you lunatics have the nerve to talk about extremists?
Democrats can't even run for office unless they agree with socialist policies like single payer healthcare, and read a newspaper that supported Stalin(New York Times), and finally support an industry that glorifies murderers like the Weather Underground(Hollywood).
There is no such thing as a non extremist Democrat, because progressive alludes to extremism.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1054219 Jan 5, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Think both sides can safely take the blame for that. Who essentially forced banks to give out mortgage loans to unqualified buyers?
A. George Washington?
B. James Garfield?
C. William Clinton?
The answer is none of them, nitwit! If you're trying to tie the mortgage meltdown to the CRA you're displaying your total ignorance of the facts.
Most subprime loans were made by firms that aren’t subject to the CRA. University of Michigan law professor Michael Barr testified back in February before the House Committee on Financial Services that 50% of subprime loans were made by mortgage service companies not subject comprehensive federal supervision and another 30% were made by affiliates of banks or thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations. As former Fed Governor Ned Gramlich said in an August, 2007, speech shortly before he passed away:“In the subprime market where we badly need supervision, a majority of loans are made with very little supervision. It is like a city with a murder law, but no cops on the beat.”
The higher degree of supervision, loans made under the CRA program were made in a more responsible way than other subprime loans. CRA loans carried lower rates than other subprime loans and were less likely to end up securitized into the mortgage-backed securities that have caused so many losses, according to a recent study by the law firm Traiger & Hinckley.
The Bush administration has been weakening CRA enforcement and the law’s reach since the day it took office. The CRA was at its strongest in the 1990s, under the Clinton administration, a period when subprime loans performed quite well. It was only after the Bush administration cut back on CRA enforcement that problems arose.
Better targets for blame in government circles might be the 2000 law which ensured that credit default swaps would remain unregulated, the SEC’s puzzling 2004 decision to allow the largest brokerage firms to borrow upwards of 30 times their capital and that same agency’s failure to oversee those brokerage firms in subsequent years as many gorged on subprime debt.
No one forced anybody to make loans liar. The ones who made loans to unqualified buyers were unregulated mortgage brokers like Countrywide and Indy Mac and they did it on purpose because they knew that they would get them off of their books before they went bad. They were also aided and abetted by ratings agencies like Standard and Poor's and Moody's who rated these mortgage backed securities as AAA.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1054220 Jan 5, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Pretty sure no one has denied it nuthead.
But that's never ever, ever, ever, ever, going to change.
Education and personal choices are the dominant factors determining inequality.
You can't educate people who don't want to be educated or don't have the capability to get an education and you can't make people make better choices.
And, certainly, the federal government doesn't have a clue what to do about it either. We've thrown more money at the problem over the past five decades than if we'd just handed out personal checks to each and every person who can't - or choose not to - better their own circumstances over the same period of time.
The inequality gap will narrow just as soon as more people have more jobs. And that's not going to happen anytime soon under this administration.
Sure Carol, let's keep blaming the poor for their lot. I'm sure that most of them would like to improve their situation and get more education but that's kind of difficult when you're working more than one job just to keep a roof over your head and put food on the table.
This administration has put out several proposals for job creation you damned liar, only to be blocked by the GOP. Here's the dirty little secret Carol, the Republicans don't want more jobs. If there were more jobs then their corporate backers might actually have to compete for workers by paying better wages and benefits.
You of all people shouldn't be calling anybody a "nuthead". Your posts are filled with ignorance and outright lies.
You're an idiot Carol!
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1054221 Jan 5, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you lunatics have the nerve to talk about extremists?
Democrats can't even run for office unless they agree with socialist policies like single payer healthcare, and read a newspaper that supported Stalin(New York Times), and finally support an industry that glorifies murderers like the Weather Underground(Hollywood).
There is no such thing as a non extremist Democrat, because progressive alludes to extremism.
OzRitz is a citizen of Australia. A socialist, not an American citizen, he knows nothing of America and the constitution, but only hearsay and conjecture...

http://www.ozvoyager.com

It's the culture...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1054222 Jan 5, 2014
World's Greatest Quote:

"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game." …

Vladimir Putin-2013
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1054223 Jan 5, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
World's Greatest Quote:
"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game." …
Vladimir Putin-2013
haul it back to the homeland comrade.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1054224 Jan 5, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
World's Greatest Quote:
"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game." …
Vladimir Putin-2013
also.....

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/pigeonc...

figures.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1054225 Jan 5, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
haul it back to the homeland comrade.
Michelle Obama believes Kenya is Obama's homeland too you retard... Michelle did quite clearly state that Kenya was Obama's homeland when you know it's widely understood one's homeland is actually one's place of birth you idiot....

It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1054226 Jan 5, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Michelle Obama believes Kenya is Obama's homeland too you retard... Michelle did quite clearly state that Kenya was Obama's homeland when you know it's widely understood one's homeland is actually one's place of birth you idiot....
It's the culture...
<yawn>

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1054227 Jan 5, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
also.....
http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/pigeonc...
figures.
Denying the truth won't make it go away.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1054228 Jan 5, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Denying the truth won't make it go away.
let's see you cite right wing nutjob.

when you go to look for a quote and the only sites that you can find it on are nutjob sites and fact checking sites....it has to be more right wing BS.

you folks have become very predictable.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1054229 Jan 5, 2014
There they go again

If you happen to be one of those who enjoy politics as a blood sport, 2014’s midterm election promises to be a carnival of gore.

And that’s just in the Republican Party.

Democrats must be giddy.

After ending 2013 with tails tucked, thanks to a series of errors, blunders, glitches and misstatements of true-ish-ness, Democrats were poised to lose control of the Senate. Instead, tea party Republicans seem bent on helping Democrats win.

The formula is familiar by now: Republicans who aren’t conservative enough, meaning they might deign to work with Democrats, are targeted for primary challenges by folks who often couldn’t win a staring contest, much less a statewide election.

....Despite having tailwinds at their back, Republicans stand to lose to proud purists while Democrats, feet up, admire the shine on their shoes. To put it kindly, pride in losing does little to contradict Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s observation that the GOP needs to “stop being the stupid party.”

Wonder what the fat lady will sing?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kathle...

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