Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1346385 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1090391 Mar 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you are sticking with the scenario where everything was great & then day day, it collapsed.
Housing started to decline 2006.
Recession started December 2007
The TARP announcement was merely when Bush could no longer hide the impending doom caused by hosing & the recession because he needed that 750 billion.
Unbelievable. Try again, moron. Here's the facts again.

There are no quotes from Bush in the post. The only thing in the post are the facts of history.
July 14, 2008: Barney Frank characterizes future prospects of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as "solid".
Seemingly every day for about month, a different legendary financial company teetered on collapse. Stocks recorded some of their most dramatic drops in history, including the Dow's epic 778-point drop on Sept. 29 -- the biggest ever single-day slide.
You need to work on your ability to read and comprehend the written English language. I'll give you a hint where your ability to do that is woefully inadequate: "...collapsed our economy...." which occurred on September 29, 2008, after two years (fuck you) oversight by Democrats Dodd and Frank, from whom we heard a constant stream of lies right up to the collapse.
Now, try to answer the post again. Here it is for your convenient reference:

Would that be the recession caused by the Democrats' Marxist CRA program that collapsed our economy after two years of oversight by Democrats Dodd and Frank, from whom we heard a constant stream of lies right up to the collapse, moron?

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090392 Mar 4, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
Have you forgotten who was president when the big surge and the influx of American GI/s occurred? Was it not LBJ?
Thank you LBJ.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Guess what. LBJ was wrong in Vietnam. JFK was wrong & so was Eisenhower.

We could have prevented Vietnam by just allowing/helping it to be independent after WWII.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1090393 Mar 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
When are you right whiners going to admit all of that is due to the Bush recession?
Would that be the recession caused by the Democrats' Marxist CRA program that collapsed our economy after two years of oversight by Democrats Dodd and Frank, from whom we heard a constant stream of lies right up to the collapse, moron?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1090395 Mar 4, 2014
Grampy wrote:
March 2012:
Obama:'This is my last election. And after my election, I have more flexibility.'
Medvedev:'I understand you. I transmit this information to Vladimir'"
'More flexibility' must translate to Russian as WEAKER!
What happened to your sense of humor old timer? Sounds like you might be dealing with a bout of cabin fever.

The 150,000 Russian troops who were bivouacking near the Ukrainian border are being sent home. There is no support for military action against Ukraine, Putin has painted himself into a corner and his media (propaganda) campaign is failing miserably due to social networking.

Once again you've backed the loser.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1090396 Mar 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Russia also needs that income for their economy.
It's called "capitalism". You should learn a little about it.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090397 Mar 4, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
what if those who were denied loans because of insufficient finances were overwhelmingly black and Hispanic???...
It did not matter.

Banks got caught loaning money to white & not blacks when they had equivalent finances.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090398 Mar 4, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
"DBWriter comes off as a sane thinking individual. You come off as a troll, an asskisser for your hero the boy president, nobama. You are just a liberal trill. In a word a frickin wacko.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Eed said: "DBWriter comes off as a sane thinking individual"

hahahahahahahahahaha

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1090399 Mar 4, 2014
Obama 2015 budget focuses on boosting economy

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WASHINGTON (AP)-- President Barack Obama is unwrapping a nearly $4 trillion budget that gives Democrats an election-year playbook for fortifying the economy and bolstering Americans' incomes. It also underscores how pressure has faded to launch bold, new attacks on federal deficits.

Obama's 2015 fiscal blueprint, which he is sending Congress Tuesday, was expected to include proposals to upgrade aging highways and railroads, finance more pre-kindergarten programs and enhance job training. The White House said it would also enlarge the earned income tax credit to cover 13.5 million low-earning workers without children, expand the child care tax credit for some parents and make it easier for workers to contribute to Individual Retirement Accounts.

A revamping of corporate income taxes and higher tobacco levies would help pay for some of the initiatives.

White House aides say Obama's blueprint would obey overall agency spending limits enacted in December that followed a pact between Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the heads of the House and Senate budget committees.

Yet Obama will propose an additional package of $56 billion in spending priorities, the aides say, half for defense and half for domestic programs. It would be fully paid for by cutting spending and narrowing tax loopholes, such as boosting collections from U.S. firms doing business overseas, they said.

That package, like much of the president's plan, seemed sure to draw catcalls from Republicans. Their recipe for accelerating economic growth includes cutting taxes or overhauling the entire tax code, and they criticize higher spending as wasteful.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1090400 Mar 4, 2014
flack wrote:
RadioShack To Close Up To 1,100 Stores
The struggling retailer plans to close up to 1,100 stores in the United States after reporting a huge drop in sales over the holiday shopping season.
OMG OMG Where will we buy batteries and cable splitters now?
On the bright side those stores are a perfect fit for cell phone, we buy gold stores and wig shops.
Grey Ghost

Aroda, VA

#1090401 Mar 4, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You're running away again....
The President of the United States ordered the Armed Forces of the United States to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.
Mission accomplished.
Tell the Armed Forces they accomplished their mission.
I'm betting you're so indoctrinated with hatred of the US Armed Forces, you can't make yourself acknowledge fact.
Congratulate the US Armed Forces for a mission accomplished.
You are a total nutcase, we accomplished nothing but getting over 4,000 of the men and women that you profess to care about, another 20,000 casualties along with wasting a few trillion dollars? If all we wanted was Saddam idiot we could have done that with one well guided missile or drone. Iraq was and will be forever a total blunder concocted by two total imbeciles [ now there's a word you should be familiar with] Our soldiers always perform admirable, but to be used shamelessly like in Iraq is not to be admired. Only a total moron[which again you are more than qualified in that area] could possible condone that action.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1090402 Mar 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess what. LBJ was wrong in Vietnam. JFK was wrong & so was Eisenhower.
We could have prevented Vietnam by just allowing/helping it to be independent after WWII.
Sometimes I just can't believe how ignorant you pretend to be. Here's the history of Vietnam after World War II again:

It was decided at the Potsdam Conference the Chinese army would monitor the removal of the Japanese army from the northern portion of Vietnam, and the British army from the southern portion of Vietnam. After the Japanese army was removed, the British left Vietnam. The Chinese refused to leave.
Ho Chi Minh goes to Paris and asks the French to return to Vietnam to remove the Chinese army. The French return to Vietnam and bring elections with them, and the Chinese army leaves.
Ho Chi Minh starts a war against the French.
Ho Chi Minh asks the Soviet Union to supply his army. The Soviet Union agrees. Ho Chi Minh made Vietnam part of the Cold War. The communists defeat the French at Dien Bien Phu. The French leave Vietnam.
The Soviet Union petition the UN to divide Vietnam into two countries. The UN agrees. Vietnam is divided into two countries, a heavily militarized communist dictatorship North Vietnam, and a weakly militarized South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh invades Laos and Cambodia and uses the communist occupied territories there to stage invasions of South Vietnam.
South Vietnam asks the United States for help defending itself from the communist invasions.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1090403 Mar 4, 2014
With the Democratic-led Senate and GOP-run House gridlocked, much of Obama's plan is likely to go nowhere in Congress or be whittled down. Lawmakers want to avoid anything that would help the other party or hurt their own prospects in this November's elections, when Republicans are expected to retain House control and might capture the Senate majority.

Obama's budget starts what should be a relatively peaceful year on Washington's fiscal front lines. That is because land mines embedded in the budgetary landscape have been defused this time around after cliffhanger, partisan showdowns in recent years.

Instead of the annual fight over spending limits - which last year helped produce a 16-day partial government shutdown - Murray and Ryan's bipartisan compromise set an overall agency spending cap for the next two years. That has eliminated the need for lawmakers to do anything but provide the details in later spending bills, easing the threat of another federal closure.

Also missing this year is a need to extend the government's debt limit, which in the past has sparked battles that threatened economy-jarring federal defaults. Congress has given Treasury authority to borrow money into next March, eliminating a must-pass legislative vehicle that either side might use to make demands.

Obama is delivering his proposal to lawmakers as federal deficits, though still sky-high, have fallen dramatically. Last year's shortfall of $680 billion was far smaller than initially expected and ended a skid of four straight years in which the annual red ink exceeded $1 trillion.

That has made it easier for lawmakers to avoid considering the politically painful tax increases and spending cuts needed to significantly reduce deficits.

Thus, the president's budget will not renew last year's offer - hated by many fellow Democrats - to save money by slowing increases of Social Security benefits. The White House says that plan was advanced only to entice congressional Republicans into deficit-reduction talks and was excluded this year after GOP leaders refused to reciprocate by offering tax increases.

To live within curbs Congress has imposed on agency spending, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon would reduce the Army's size to levels last seen before World War II. The Navy would buy fewer ships and a new round of base closings would begin in three years.

As a result, the extra military spending that Obama is offering would be welcomed by many Republicans.

They have complained that Pentagon coffers have been whittled dangerously as the Iraq war ended and the U.S. presence in Afghanistan has shrunk. Such cries have only amplified in recent days as Russia seized control of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and GOP lawmakers demand that Obama stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

But under Obama's budget, the political trade-off for extra defense spending would include beefed-up domestic programs - a step many in the GOP will oppose.

On the domestic side, extra expenditures Obama wants would address Democrats' campaign-year emphasis on closing the income gap between rich and poor.

These would include opening 45 new manufacturing institutes, connecting colleges and private employers and improving Head Start, the preschool program for low-income families.

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Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090404 Mar 4, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks Dumb Dave.
Saying "you are stupid as shit" is your signature.
Moron.
You might as well just say, hey! I'm DumbDave!
MPD moron.
Tic is kinder. He only said you were as stupid as dh*t.

I say you are dumber than sh*t.

Try to keep up.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1090405 Mar 4, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Nosewax again shows what an imbecile he is by not knowing the difference between LOCAL weather patterns and GLOBAL climate. While we were experiencing cold down here in New England Alaska was experiencing record breaking warm temperatures. There were more records broken last month for warmer temperatures across the globe than record cold temperatures.
You're an idiot Nosewax, you always have been and always will be.
So you say "There were more records broken last month"?

Here's what the Fairbanks paper says:

"Throughout the month of February, the weather in Fairbanks was — remarkably — unremarkable.

In a winter marked by abnormal weather events including multiple freezing rain storms and unseasonably warm temperatures at times, the month of February served as a bit of a return to normalcy in the Interior."

http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/febr...

I - D - I - O - T !!!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1090406 Mar 4, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>What happened to your sense of humor old timer? Sounds like you might be dealing with a bout of cabin fever.
The 150,000 Russian troops who were bivouacking near the Ukrainian border are being sent home. There is no support for military action against Ukraine, Putin has painted himself into a corner and his media (propaganda) campaign is failing miserably due to social networking.
Once again you've backed the loser.
Reports: Russian troops poised for invasion of eastern Ukraine, despite denials
U.S. suspends all military engagements with Russia over Ukraine crisis.
By Anshel Pfeffer and Reuters | Mar. 4, 2014 | 4:05 AM | 7


Yanukovych asked for Russian military in Ukraine, says Russia
By The Associated Press and Reuters
Mar. 4, 2014 | 12:01 AM | 2
Faced with the sum of all fears in Ukraine, Obama softens tone toward Netanyahu
By Chemi Shalev | Mar. 4, 2014 | 11:56 PM | 6
U.S., EU threatening sanctions against Russia if Ukraine crisis escalates
By News Agencies | Mar. 3, 2014 | 10:50 PM | 8
Ukrainian soldiers face off with Russian troops in bid to reclaim seized aircraft
By Anshel Pfeffer | Mar. 4, 2014 | 9:28 AM | 2
Putin orders tens of thousands of Russian troops back to bases
By The Associated Press | Mar. 4, 2014 | 10:11 AM
SEVASTOPOL – Large contingents of Russian troops reportedly massed at the crossing between the Crimean peninsula and eastern Ukraine Monday, in preparation for a possible attack. The Russian army already has approval from its parliament to operate in Ukraine, and the Russian media have been reporting for days about Ukrainian “provocations” and assaults on Russian civilians that necessitate a Russian response.

Preparations for the invasion come against the backdrop of numerous confrontations inside Crimea between Russian soldiers – operating in the guise of the “Crimean Self-Defense Forces”– and Ukrainian soldiers stationed in the peninsula who have remained loyal to the government in Kiev.

The United States on Monday suspended all military engagements with Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine, including military exercises and port visits. The announcement from the Pentagon came hours after President Barack Obama warned the U.S. government will look at a series of economic and diplomatic sanctions that would isolate Moscow.

"We call on Russia to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine and for Russian forces in Crimea to return to their bases," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.

The U.S. military does not take such steps lightly and took no such action, for example, last year during turmoil in Egypt that saw the army topple the country's first freely elected leader.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1090407 Mar 4, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>What happened to your sense of humor old timer? Sounds like you might be dealing with a bout of cabin fever.
The 150,000 Russian troops who were bivouacking near the Ukrainian border are being sent home. There is no support for military action against Ukraine, Putin has painted himself into a corner and his media (propaganda) campaign is failing miserably due to social networking.
Once again you've backed the loser.
The soldiers at the base were given until 4 P.M. before the Russians attacked. At the stipulated hour, the guards allowed the Russians to enter the base, and they quickly took control of the runways and planes. A group of officers who remained loyal barricaded themselves inside a building.

Similar scenes were repeated at several other bases throughout Crimea. At some, Russian and Ukrainian soldiers stood just a few meters apart, while relatives dropped by to visit and priests tried to mediate.

The pro-Russian puppet government established in Crimea last week said it was giving soldiers who don’t support its decision to separate from Ukraine an “opportunity” to leave, so that they don’t become “a fifth column behind our backs.” Many officers and soldiers refused to surrender and abandon the bases and weaponry entrusted to them.

The Ukrainian government wants to move the planes to a base inside Ukraine, but the Russians claim they are now Crimea’s property.

Three Ukrainian bases in Crimea were under siege Monday. At one, near the capital of Simferopol, dozens of soldiers barricaded themselves in against a much larger force of several hundred Russian fighters, and the siege continued despite efforts by priests to broker an agreement. The Ukrainian navy’s base in Sevastopol was also besieged, though most of the Ukrainian ships got out in time and relocated to Ukrainian ports.

One Ukrainian warship that didn’t manage to get out was blocked by a Russian ship and surrounded by tugboats carrying soldiers. The Ukrainian sailors rejected a demand to hand over the ship.

The commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, Adm. Alexander Vitko – on the deck of the Russian ship – said that if they didn’t surrender by 5 A.M. Tuesday,“We’ll attack all the Ukrainian forces in Crimea.”

Vitko’s ultimatum was widely publicized. But both the Russian Defense Ministry and the Ukrainian government denied that it was issued officially – possibly because the Russians still officially insist that their forces aren’t operating in Crimea.

Still, there’s no doubt the Russian occupation is very popular among many, if not most, Crimea residents.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1090409 Mar 4, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks PDupont, I would say that is an excellent analysis on both fronts. But alas trying to educate a bagger like NoseWax is a real lesson in futility.
DUH-Pont is always wrong like you, moron. It figures someone dumber than sh*t like you would go along with the idiot. You two are just a couple of bobble heads!

Your charade of Global warming has been debunked. Even one of the original people in Greenpeace just admitted it. You idiots just didn't get the memo.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090410 Mar 4, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Sometimes I just can't believe how ignorant you pretend to be. Here's the history of Vietnam after World War II again:
It was decided at the Potsdam Conference the Chinese army would monitor the removal of the Japanese army from the northern portion of Vietnam, and the British army from the southern portion of Vietnam. After the Japanese army was removed, the British left Vietnam. The Chinese refused to leave.
Ho Chi Minh goes to Paris and asks the French to return to Vietnam to remove the Chinese army. The French return to Vietnam and bring elections with them, and the Chinese army leaves.
Ho Chi Minh starts a war against the French.
Ho Chi Minh asks the Soviet Union to supply his army. The Soviet Union agrees. Ho Chi Minh made Vietnam part of the Cold War. The communists defeat the French at Dien Bien Phu. The French leave Vietnam.
The Soviet Union petition the UN to divide Vietnam into two countries. The UN agrees. Vietnam is divided into two countries, a heavily militarized communist dictatorship North Vietnam, and a weakly militarized South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh invades Laos and Cambodia and uses the communist occupied territories there to stage invasions of South Vietnam.
South Vietnam asks the United States for help defending itself from the communist invasions.
Ho Chi Mihn wanted a free, unified Vietnam. Not a French controlled Vietnam.

And when the US or anyone else refused to help. he went to the Communists.

All we ad to do was convince the French to leave Vietnam and then them achieve a unified country.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1090411 Mar 4, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>OMG OMG Where will we buy batteries and cable splitters now?
On the bright side those stores are a perfect fit for cell phone, we buy gold stores and wig shops.
That's all the fcuk we need is more wig shops!!!
Grey Ghost

Aroda, VA

#1090412 Mar 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I've met rocks smarter than you and that is insulting to rocks!
So now you are bragging about your successful relationship with your pet rock? Somehow coming from a moonrock like you that makes sense...By the way how do you meet a rock, and I suspect it's gotta be even harder to insult one..Yea think?

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