Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1601227 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1070416 Jan 28, 2014
Lcn wrote:
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Republicans are divided again.
i love watching GOP congressman 'warning' the tea party.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1070417 Jan 28, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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It's not a stretch to believe Obama created the wall between Congress just to blame the gridlock on having no choice but to decree his will on us using his pen and phone. It's a pretty easy stretch for me personally. You too?
yet it wasn't Obama that built that wall, was it?

why do you repeat what you know to be a lie? are you really that dishonest of a person?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1070418 Jan 28, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Top five things Republicans hated in the State of the Union speech
There's nothing like watching the applause lines in a State of the Union speech to see what brings members of Congress to their feet.
So, what made Democrats stand and cheer while Republicans sat on their hands? In no particular order:
Ending poverty.
Equal pay for equal work.
Affordable health care for all Americans.
Raising the minimum wage.
Ending war.
What else?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/28/1273...
This president is just becoming tedious and his visions of grandeur on top of his disconnect seems pointless.

Here are what I like to call reality pills:
Pill #1: Obama is not going to end poverty. Only those impoverished can end their own poverty.
Pill #2: Obama is not going to change equal pay for equal work because these laws already exist.
Pill #3: Obama is not making health care affordable. Or accessible.
Pill #4: Obama can't raise the minimum wage without Congress' assent. It has to be done smartly and gradually or it could disrupt the small percentage of the workforce getting minimum wage.
Pill #5: Obama might want to think he can end wars but our enemies may not agree.

Take them with lots of water and then lie down to digest them.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1070419 Jan 28, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>judging from your previous posts i would guess more at short attention span due to low intelligence....
perhaps not rotting your brain on bad TV would help....
You're just jealous.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1070420 Jan 28, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Completely Bombs Delivering The GOP’s SOTU Response
Tuesday evening, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) was tabbed by the Republican Party to deliver their official response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Typically, this honor is given to what would be considered the opposing political party’s rising star. For instance, last year Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the GOP’s response last year, delivering a performance that was ridiculed nationwide and made Republicans question whether he was ready for prime-time. In 2011, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the response and would later become the party’s nominee for Vice-President.
Meanwhile, Rodgers would hardly be considered a well-known, national entity. While she is considered the highest ranking female in the party due to her being Chair of the House Republican Conference, she is barely known by anyone but her own constituents and political insiders. It would seem that Republicans wanted a woman to deliver this response to try to convince the average voter watching that they are not waging a continuous ‘War on Women.’
I am just going to out and out say it. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was TERRIBLE. It was just about impossible to take her seriously during the entire address. It was almost entirely due to her delivery. We all knew what she would be discussing. It was going to be a by-the-numbers Republican refutation of everything that the President stands for, and that is exactly what we got. Discussion of free market solutions,‘compassionate conservatism’, more lies about the ACA, lower taxes, less regulations and smaller government.
It wasn’t the anecdotes about Obamacare cancellation notices or the insertion of religion towards the end of her address that made it bad, because those things were expected from a Republican response to the SOTU. No, it was her delivery. It came across as a mix of a kindergarten teacher doing story time with her kids and a tour guide who feels she needs to speak slowly and loudly for the foreign tourists. It was jarring and made one wonder what the GOP was thinking when they decided on her to offer their rebuttal.
This will mark the second year in a row where the official GOP response to the President’s State of the Union will be slammed by media critics and pundits. It will be tough to decide which one was worse. Do you go with Rubio’s dying thirst and continuous drinking of water during his speech? Or McMorris Rodgers speaking to America like we’re all a bunch of six-year olds?
http://www.politicususa.com/2014/01/28/cathy-...
I did not hear one liberal commentator say anything bad about her. I suppose they will make up something by morning--I am sure you will keep us posted. They did do polls though on NBC after the O'bama Coup and only 27% of those polled said the country was going in the right direction--the other 70% said it is not. Guess O'bama did a stinking job trying to lie his way through. But you can post up the polls right away tomorrow and tell us. If you people think you are six year olds that is your problem.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1070421 Jan 28, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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These are very similar statements and methods that Used Car Salesmen employ to sell defective junk to unsuspecting customers.
Ending poverty - by making hard working taxpayers poor - what ever happened to LBJ's War On Poverty? It became a War On The Middle Class. The Magic Negro wants to pick up where LBJ left off.
Equal pay for equal work - without defining what "equal" work is or pretending to know.
Affordable health care for all Americans - except for those subsidizing the bums getting it.
Raising the minimum wage - which then raises consumer prices, cheapens the paychecks of those being paid more for their talents and begins a dog-chasing-tail economic scenario while getting Marxists reelected.
Ending war - at what price? Ask "Peace In Our Time" azzhole Neville Chamberlain
The Magic Negro doesn't bother trying to convince older, wiser Americans of his foolhardy Marxism - he knows it's a lost cause. Instead, he zeroes in on young, inexperienced, naive, historically unknowledgeable newborns without street smarts.
Idealism is what Suckers are born with - one every minute.
That's similar to what I posted. But yours is better.

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1070422 Jan 28, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what hypocrisy is that?
Pay attention or go back and see it.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1070423 Jan 28, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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i don't even think the right wing sites are going to make as much noise about Obama as they are the McMorris Rodgers response.
it was horrible.
Yeah, her message of hope and lifting people up by inspiring them and encouraging them and reminding them that their dignity and self-worth matters more than their dependency on government was horrible...simply horrible.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1070424 Jan 28, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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This president is just becoming tedious and his visions of grandeur on top of his disconnect seems pointless.
Here are what I like to call reality pills:
Pill #1: Obama is not going to end poverty. Only those impoverished can end their own poverty.
Pill #2: Obama is not going to change equal pay for equal work because these laws already exist.
Pill #3: Obama is not making health care affordable. Or accessible.
Pill #4: Obama can't raise the minimum wage without Congress' assent. It has to be done smartly and gradually or it could disrupt the small percentage of the workforce getting minimum wage.
Pill #5: Obama might want to think he can end wars but our enemies may not agree.
Take them with lots of water and then lie down to digest them.
your response is all right wing propaganda. and i have no wish to suffer the side effects that taking those pills would bring on. just look at you.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1070425 Jan 28, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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This all reminds me of that all-encompassing line in Cool Hand Luke where the prison warden says "What we have here is a failure to communicate".
...upon which Luke later on repeats mockingly from an open upstairs window to the surrounding squad cars, cops and that same warden. And then they shoot him dead.
I am mocking that White House SOB as I write this. Take you best shot, Azzhole.
That movie was so depressing I could never watch it again.

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1070426 Jan 28, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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This president is just becoming tedious and his visions of grandeur on top of his disconnect seems pointless.
Here are what I like to call reality pills:
Pill #1: Obama is not going to end poverty. Only those impoverished can end their own poverty.
Pill #2: Obama is not going to change equal pay for equal work because these laws already exist.
Pill #3: Obama is not making health care affordable. Or accessible.
Pill #4: Obama can't raise the minimum wage without Congress' assent. It has to be done smartly and gradually or it could disrupt the small percentage of the workforce getting minimum wage.
Pill #5: Obama might want to think he can end wars but our enemies may not agree.
Take them with lots of water and then lie down to digest them.
Didn't we end poverty under LBJ ? If the $20 trillion we've already spent didn't end it, nothing will. Of course there will always be poor people and always be rich people, the motivated and ambitious strive to be rich, not poor.

Why do clueless libs think someone, somewhere, somehow owe anybody a good paying job? Why don't rich, hypocritical libs that support Barry give the poor great paying jobs?

This country and capitalism have created more wealth for more people than any country in history, however you have to do something to get it.

How many people could Gates and Buffet hire to cut their grass, shovel their snow, wash their dishes? They're Barry Bongo supporters.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1070427 Jan 28, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well, he first announced that he won which meant being a leader to both sides was out of the question. He then told Republicans to be quiet and get out of the way. The Democrats did not want to hear any Republican input legislating a major health care overhaul and Obama seemed perfectly happy leaving them out too.
And then, of course, he wanted to "reward his friends" and "punish his enemies". He promptly began demonizing Republicans after politically posturing to find ways to blame them for his own policies that failed.
Let's see...he said "sic" to the IRS on tea party individuals and organizations.
Oh, and announced emphatically that he would NOT negotiate and then blamed Republicans for not negotiating.
Then there was the sequester that he came up with and signed and went all over the country proclaiming doom and gloom if those evil Republicans didn't give him what he wanted - and then blamed them for the sequester and shut down because they wouldn't.
I'm sure I left out a whole bunch of things. But you probably get the general idea.
wow! tyou live in a total fantasy land and are not above posting outright lies, are you? good to know...
how does admitting the fact that he won an election mean ruling for "both sides" is out? it seems you thinking of us as both sides, shows you are the divisive one.(in fact, in all his speechesa fter the election, he spoke of governing for all americans...sorry dear,t eh facts show you to be proven liar.)
in fact, obama repeatedly asked for republican input into the health care reform our nation called for in the election of 08...facts are fun!
a blatent lie about obama ordering the IRS to do anything?!? really?!? is there any point in going on,. lois dear? you have shown your self to be an outright liar, sadly misinformed on the facts and ready to parrot any partisan crap your puppet masters tell you to...
we have a name for ladies who do the bidding you do...it is not a flattering name, but you are not a lady who should be flattered. or really a lady at all, by the definition of that word.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1070428 Jan 28, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You're just jealous.
that you are so easily proven wrong, a liar and a woman that will do the bidding of anyone for the right price? no, not jealous at all.

i pity you.

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1070429 Jan 28, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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It's not a stretch to believe Obama created the wall between Congress just to blame the gridlock on having no choice but to decree his will on us using his pen and phone. It's a pretty easy stretch for me personally. You too?
But of course my good woman. Barry is all talk. He's had 5 years to do what he proposed tonight.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1070430 Jan 28, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I did not hear one liberal commentator say anything bad about her. I suppose they will make up something by morning--I am sure you will keep us posted. They did do polls though on NBC after the O'bama Coup and only 27% of those polled said the country was going in the right direction--the other 70% said it is not. Guess O'bama did a stinking job trying to lie his way through. But you can post up the polls right away tomorrow and tell us. If you people think you are six year olds that is your problem.
it's already started.

Ann Coulter Pans GOP Response:‘Republicans Have Got to Stop Hiring Speech Coaches’

Continuing her trend of bashing the Republican Party for many of its decisions, conservative author Ann Coulter expressed frustration Tuesday night with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger‘s (R-WA) response speech, blasting it as overly-coached.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/ann-coulter-pa...

it sounded like she was talking like a 6 year old.

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1070431 Jan 28, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text> how did Obama threaten the US?
you are getting way, way over your pay grade by parroting this obvious bullshit, dear...you are heading for making a total ass of yourself. it would be best if you just admitted now that you don't really know what you are talking about or just ran away...just a friendly warning...
I've been here for years, not going anywhere, dearie.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1070432 Jan 28, 2014
It must be like drinking poison listening to Obama's State of the Union address. All those achievements despite dealing with a congress who can't even pass the time of day let alone a bill. It must be heartbreaking seeing your make believe world fall apart. Growth up, Unemployment down, Wars over, Oil dependence finished, graduations up. It's just all bad news for you ringers.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1070433 Jan 28, 2014
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) "physically" threatened a reporter for NY1 News after the reporter began to question the congressman about a federal investigation into his campaign contributions, according to the station.

"I'm not talking about anything that's off topic. This is only about the President's speech," Grimm said to the reporter in the Capitol as he began to ask the congressman about allegations that a fundraiser illegally funneled money to Grimm's campaign.

Grimm walked away from reporter. After the reporter said on camera that Grimm refused to talk about the charges, Grimm can be seen walking back into view, moving physically close to the reporter.

Most of the scene takes place off camera, and the dialogue is mostly inaudible.

According to NY1 political director Bob Hardt, Grimm told the reporter, "I will break you in half."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/grimm-t...

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1070434 Jan 28, 2014
Read and learn boys and girls:

"Despite the fact that Obama campaigned on the platform of eliminating abuse of executive powers which occurred under Bush, he is on course to pass more executive orders than Bush did during his eight years in the White House."

"[efoods]During a May 2008 campaign event in Colorado, Obama promised to “not use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress,” and yet the administration’s announcement that they will use not merely signing statements, but wholesale Executive Orders, as a means of enforcing what Congress refuses to pass, is exactly that – an end run around the Constitution."

I call this hypocrisy, where am I going wrong?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1070435 Jan 28, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Yeah, her message of hope and lifting people up by inspiring them and encouraging them and reminding them that their dignity and self-worth matters more than their dependency on government was horrible...simply horrible.
she blew up the message with the delivery. kind of like needing to incessantly drink water while making a speech.

so what does everyone remember about Rubio's response last year? the bottle of water.

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