Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509138 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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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1065248 Jan 19, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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By the end of his first term, President Obama signed into law a series of tax cuts that, taken together, exceed the value of those signed into law by President Bush. Which guy did you vote for?
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/tax-re...
Here's a particularly interesting nugget taken from your article, "...the Obama tax cuts are temporary. All of them, from those in the Recovery Act to the newly proposed ones in the American Jobs Act, either already expired or will expire in the next year."

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1065249 Jan 19, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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Why not say he was eating doughnuts with Oprah.If you ringers are going to throw stones don't be surprised when you got boulders thrown back at you. For each failure you like to point out about Obama, Republican failures out do any of them 10 fold.
"ozditz"
You and your ilk are always claiming the great accomplishments of the boy president, nobama, what are these successess;
- nobamakare a boon doggle a majority of American's do not want or support
- Benghazi, 4 dead American's and to date no payback
- Fast and Furious the program to give the Mexican drug cartels, weapons used to kill American's
- A gain of 15, 16 million American's who require food stamps to eat
- A dip in household incomes
- Millions more American's no longer paying Federal Income Tax
- Housing starts and home sales lower than when the boy president, nobama, took office
- The gutting of the US military and the forced resignations/retirement of 30+ senior officers
- GDP growth far lower when coming out of a recession ever
- The bombing of Libya without cause
How come you loons never bring up his successess?
Peace
KMA
Happy MLK Day
Todd Martin

Lindenhurst, NY

#1065250 Jan 19, 2014
TSM wrote:
We know since Oct 1st that more Americans today are uninsured than insured, we know more provisions in Obamacare has been delay, we know 65-85% Of ObamaCare Enrollees Already Had Insurance and we know Obamacare was never about Health Care…Period!!
We also know that Obama is outsourcing jobs related to fixing ObamaCare.

After the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov , the administration hired Accenture as the new lead contractor. The deal is estimated to be worth $90 million and is now in the hands of the poster boy for global labor arbitrage and offshore tax havens.

Accenture has 80,000 Indian workers, 35,000 in the Philippines and only 40,000 in the United States. Over 40 percent of their worth comes from outsourcing. In all probability, the tech jobs awarded under this contract and paid for with US tax dollars are going abroad.

But even if the work is done locally, chances are the employees are foreigners brought in for lower wages using the controversial H-1B visa program — where companies are allowed to hire guest workers from abroad.

In 2012, Accenture ranked fifth among American companies in using H-1B visas. That year alone, Accenture brought into the United States 4,037 foreign workers on H-1B visas.

companies argue they need H-1B visas because there aren’t enough qualified American engineers, yet the facts do not bear this out. In truth there is no tech worker shortage or lack of skills and talent in America. The real motivation of offshore outsourcing companies like Accenture is cost. They use H-1B and other guest-worker visas to pay less wages than they would have to pay an equivalent American worker.

Accenture saves money by underpaying foreign guest workers they import — typically 25 percent less for their imported employees than the prevailing wage for a similar US citizen worker.

Ron Hira, an associate professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, analyzed Accenture’s use of the H-1B program. In 2005, the company had 12,684 H-1B foreign guest workers earning an average of $53,042 per year. That’s far less than the median $80,000 salary the same job responsibilities and skills required would fetch for an American worker. Accenture is so bad, they paid a foreign guest worker $25,113 per year — for the title of “chief programmer.” Typically chief programmers make six figures in the United States.

It appears undercutting wages with H-1B visas is part of Accenture’s business model.
Hira found that, in 2012, the median salary paid for Accenture’s new H-1B workers was $64,700, while Amazon paid their equivalent H-1B workers a median salary of $95,000. Google, who also uses comparable technical skills sets to Accenture and Amazon, paid a median salary of $110,000 to their new H-1B visa hires.

Accenture also avoids American taxes. The company is headquartered in Chicago, but it’s incorporated in noted tax haven Ireland.

It’s unclear how much money Accenture has avoided paying to the US. But the company caused a scandal in the UK last year when it was revealed it paid only 3.5% in corporate income taxes, when the going rate is 25%.

If you’ve never heard of Accenture, the largest consulting company in the world, that’s by design. Accenture used to be called Arthur Anderson, until it was found to be complicit in the Enron scandal.

But hey, new name, new advertising campaign — who remembers?

And chances are Accenture has kept its nose clean since ... Except no.

In 2011, Accenture agreed to pay the government nearly $64 million after being accused by the Justice Department of making false claims for payment with agencies for information-technology services. That’s right, they falsely billed the government for IT work.

And now they’re running the government’s health-care website.

But hey, if you like your exported/imported foreign workers and illegals taking jobs, you can keep your high unemployment figures for Americans. Period.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1065251 Jan 19, 2014
TSM wrote:
We know since Oct 1st that more Americans today are uninsured than insured, we know more provisions in Obamacare has been delay, we know 65-85% Of ObamaCare Enrollees Already Had Insurance and we know Obamacare was never about Health Care…Period!!
most enrollees were people who had their insurance cancelled by ObamaKKKare...

middle class folks who are now paying higher premiums for poorer coverage and are pissed off at the DemoKKKrats...

while they focus on Christie (who cares?)...the middle class will focus on ObamaKKKare...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1065252 Jan 19, 2014
TSM wrote:
We know since Oct 1st that more Americans today are uninsured than insured, we know more provisions in Obamacare has been delay, we know 65-85% Of ObamaCare Enrollees Already Had Insurance and we know Obamacare was never about Health Care…Period!!
We know you're taking notes while watching FOX News.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1065253 Jan 19, 2014
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Imagine losing to an old man, a black man, a woman.!! Time to enjoy retirement,
imagine Hillary losing to an unknown black druggie and a stroke....

time for the glue factory....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1065254 Jan 19, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Progressive secularists love to confuse you. Stop being stupid and look at the photos. They are actually right there on government buildings.

http://www.heritage-signs.us/ten/more_info.ph...

They can spin it all they want. I could convince you a Volkswagen is a Mercedes Benz by spinning it every-which-a-way too. But when you see its a Volkswagen and not a Mercedes Benz with your own eyes, I lied to you on purpose.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1065255 Jan 19, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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By the way a recent Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans are in favor of marriage equality.
that's why homosexual marriage has been rejected every time it has been on the ballot in any state...
Emeemammy

Satellite Beach, FL

#1065256 Jan 19, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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We know you're taking notes while watching FOX News.
Emeem wanna MSNBC cracker?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1065257 Jan 19, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The newly declassified documents revealed that President Obama was briefed on the Benghazi terrorist attack minutes after the assault began.
Gen. Carter Ham, then head of AFRICOM, the Defense Department combatant command with jurisdiction over Libya, told a House panel last year in classified testimony that he broke the news of the attack to then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Dempsey and Panetta "had the basic information as they headed across for the meeting at the White House."
When asked directly if Hamm had mentioned to either Dempsey or Panetta about a demonstration rather than a terrorist attack, Hamm replied that the command very quickly got to the point that it was not a demonstration but that "this was a terrorist attack."
Panetta told the Senate last February it was him who informed Obama about the attack.
"There was no question in my mind that this was a terrorist attack," Panetta told the Senate investigation committee.
So Gen. Dempsey and Panetta had "no question in their minds" that this was "a terrorist attack" within minutes after it began and did not tell the President of the United States this information????
Top officials in the State Department also knew immediately it was a terrorist attack but told Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, it wasn't?
You liberals are too gullible for your own good. Power grabbers want you to stay stupid to stay in power. Don't be stupid. It's not attractive.
Who was responsible for the 9-11 errors that allowed us to be attacked, killing 3,000 on American soil??

Why were there no Congressional hearings on 9-11??

Why was nobody held responsible, even though there were many warnings from the FBI, etc.??

Who was fired??

Why did Bush stonewall an investigation into 9-11??

""January 24, 2002: President Bush and Vice President Cheney Pressure Senator Daschle to Avoid 9/11 InquiryEdit event
Vice President Dick Cheney calls Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and urges him not to launch a 9/11 inquiry. When the call is made, Howard Fineman of Newsweek is in Daschle’s office and he hears that end of the conversation, providing important independent confirmation of Daschle’s account. Author Philip Shenon will later describe Cheney’s tone as “polite but threatening,” and Cheney reportedly tells Daschle that an investigation into 9/11 would be a “very dangerous and time-consuming diversion for those of us who are on the front lines of our response today.” Cheney also says that if the Democrats push for an investigation, the White House will portray them as undermining the war on terror. Shenon will later call this “a potent political threat” the Republicans are holding over the Democrats. President Bush repeats the request on January 28, and Daschle is repeatedly pressured thereafter.[NEWSWEEK, 2/4/2002; SHENON, 2008, PP. 29-30, 426] Cheney will later disagree with this account:“Tom’s wrong. He has, in this case, let’s say a misinterpretation.”[REUTERS, 5/27/2002]""

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Why did Bush and Cheney refuse to testify to the 9-11 Commission unless their words were not recorded, no record of what they said exists??

Until you can answer these questions concerning an attack that killed 3,000 on American soil, you have no right whatsoever to question what happened on Libyan soil, half a world away.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1065258 Jan 19, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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that's why homosexual marriage has been rejected every time it has been on the ballot in any state...
But nitwits like you don't get to vote on 'inalienable rights'. as guarenteed by the US Constitution.

The same Constitution State and Federal Judges are using to strike down these unConstitutional laws.

End of story, you little Larry Craig wannabe.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1065259 Jan 19, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"3 out of 4"??? I don't mind being called a fool, but what the hell you talkin' bout, Willis? Did you count all that died in 9/11? bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.. .
You're a fool.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1065260 Jan 19, 2014
angel wrote:
<quoted text>Hah! Yeah we need a Teabagging Lemming to lecture on 'Facts'.
The only ones you would recognize if it smacked you in the face is if it happend to correspond with your Wishful Thinking.
You lap up the opinions that are spoon fed to you those who have a financial interest in you beleiving their lies.
But hey! a long as the lies are something you WANT to hear it all good isnt it Fox Slave?
"angellessturd"
Lemming? Your choice of a word points out your lack of intelligence.
- The fact you live with your gay lover bothers me not at all. It is your right to participate in sick acts
- I detest nobamakare, a program designed to take from the doers, those who work and provide and give to the lazy but I realize it is your right to be a leech
- Would love to see lower taxes and less government spending, on moocher policies
- Your religion or lack of same bothers me not all, it doesn't affect me
- You have every right to be a liberal loon
- You have every right to be a loser
- You have every right to have your hand out
Peace
KMA
Happy MLK Day

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1065261 Jan 19, 2014
Guess this has to be repeated again...

Declassified documents reveal Obama was briefed on the Benghazi terrorist attack minutes after the assault began.

Gen. Carter Ham told a House panel that he broke the news of a terrorist attack to CIA Director Panetta and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Dempsey.

Dempsey and Panetta, according to Hamm's testimony, "had the basic information as they headed across for the meeting at the White House."

Panetta testified he informed Obama about the attack and said, "There was no question in my mind that this was a terrorist attack."

So in the minds of the truly gullible, Gen. Dempsey and Leon Panetta had "no question in their minds" that this was "a terrorist attack" and informed Obama within minutes of the attack, but Obama did not lie or try to cover it up.

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was told by top State Department officials that they knew "immediately it was a terrorist attack", but she did not lie or cover up a terrorist attack on 9/11 either.

Liberals are just too gullible for their own good.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1065262 Jan 19, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Progressive secularists love to confuse you. Stop being stupid and look at the photos. They are actually right there on government buildings.
http://www.heritage-signs.us/ten/more_info.ph...
They can spin it all they want. I could convince you a Volkswagen is a Mercedes Benz by spinning it every-which-a-way too. But when you see its a Volkswagen and not a Mercedes Benz with your own eyes, I lied to you on purpose.
Give it up for God's sake Carol__your source is laughable and includes buildings not in the discussion.

The guy who designed the art__ought to know what he was thinking about.
Todd Martin

Lindenhurst, NY

#1065263 Jan 19, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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most enrollees were people who had their insurance cancelled by ObamaKKKare...
middle class folks who are now paying higher premiums for poorer coverage and are pissed off at the DemoKKKrats...
while they focus on Christie (who cares?)...the middle class will focus on ObamaKKKare...
The focus on Chistie was inevitable. The main stream media salivates for any opportunity to throw a giant speed bump into the way of any likely Republican presidential candidate.

Example: how long did it take after McCain was nominated for the NY Times to front page the fake story about an affair he had with a lobbyist? Or remember the uproar about Romney and alleged mistreatment of a dog in 1976 or that he bullied a kid in junior high in the 60s?

Meanwhile, Obama who promised transparency is given a pass by the main stream media even though he has a lifetime of sealed records and two autobiographies chock full of lies and distortions. His administration was so confident that the media bias will continue, that it didn't even bother to dispute any of the Dreams of My Father lies.

Obama’s career would not have been possible had he not been half-black. Because despite his lack of experience and record, he was elected on the promise that he could get government to do what it had never done before. He shaped and benefitted from a belief that this time was different, that the old rules didn’t apply.

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” he said in promising a unique period in history.“We are the change that we seek.”

He persuaded enough people to buy his stock that, in hindsight, its momentum carried him beyond any reasonable explanation. That bubble is still expanding but only within the Democratic Party. Anyone else with a brain sees the failure of Obama’s key policies.

They don't mind slow economic growth, high underemployment, rising national debt, bitter polarization at home and spreading global disorder. Hope & Change has given way to incompetence and ObamaCare.

So, the Rachael Maddow and MSNBC ilk need to keep Bridgegate front and center in the media while ignoring all the REAL ObamaGates and demonizing anyone who question as King Obama said,“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,”“We are the change that we seek.”

If you like your King, you can keep your King. Period.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1065265 Jan 19, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
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Here's a particularly interesting nugget taken from your article, "...the Obama tax cuts are temporary. All of them, from those in the Recovery Act to the newly proposed ones in the American Jobs Act, either already expired or will expire in the next year."
What's your point? Taxes are raised and lowered to reflect the needs of the economy and never should be at a stagnate level. Your buddy Bush didn't understand that concept, he spent our surplus, and then some, on an unprovoked and UNPAID for war and then CUT taxes.
That's Republican economics.
TSM

United States

#1065266 Jan 19, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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most enrollees were people who had their insurance cancelled by ObamaKKKare...
middle class folks who are now paying higher premiums for poorer coverage and are pissed off at the DemoKKKrats...
while they focus on Christie (who cares?)...the middle class will focus on ObamaKKKare...
Agree, seems the only ones Infatuated with Christie is the Liberal Media and Rhino Republicans, too your point (Who Cares!)
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1065267 Jan 19, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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What's your point? Taxes are raised and lowered to reflect the needs of the economy and never should be at a stagnate level. Your buddy Bush didn't understand that concept, he spent our surplus, and then some, on an unprovoked and UNPAID for war and then CUT taxes.
That's Republican economics.
Don't forget the mostly unfunded MediCare part D.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1065268 Jan 19, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Give it up for God's sake Carol__your source is laughable and includes buildings not in the discussion.
The guy who designed the art__ought to know what he was thinking about.
Maybe you should join the debate on a Politix website: Should government buildings be allowed to display religious symbols?

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/1422-should...

Either a lot of incredibly dumb people are flapping their gums over something that doesn't exist or you're wrong once again.

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