Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1419420 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

#1101939 Mar 22, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Read the entire findings. Frank admitted he had intimate relations with Gobie.
So Barney Frank admitted his own indiscretions and Gobie's reputation put into question Barney Frank's character and judge of character.
But a Republican tapping his foot in a men's bathroom stall is just cause for his resignation.
You liberals are such royal hypocrites. All you have to do is admit you're a homosexual if you're a liberal and your job is secured. You just can't be a conservative suspected of soliciting sex in a men's bathroom stall even if it's just speculation without losing yours.
uh......

The committee, which had no immediate response to Mr. Frank's request, is already considering three other cases involving purported sex offenses by House members. Two of those cases involve Democratic Congressmen who allegedly accosted women either on their staff or while on official business. The third involves Representative Donald E.(Buz) Lukens, an Ohio Republican who was convicted of a misdeamnor charge of having sex with a 16-year-old girl.

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/08/29/us/rep-fran...

at least it was a girl?

you need to stop ignoring Republican indiscretions. otherwise i'll have to post the list.

hey Topix, can i get a special exemption on the word limit?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1101940 Mar 22, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>The next time some one needs a prostitute they should call you. You are correct I know nothing about it. But you certainly do-so do you pay your fair share of taxes on your prostitution ring?
Stupid is irreversible as you and all the baggers prove daily. No matter the facts, reality, common sense. Idiots like you are the worst enemy facing this nation today. Hell look at Carol, daily she is confronted by P Dupont with the actual facts and all she does is run from one fabrication to the next. You baggers sing the same warped un-American song daily. What a pathetic band of social misfits. My happiness is just knowing how miserable you dead beats are. Just knowing you never have a good day is your just reward.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1101941 Mar 22, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Barney Frank lied about Fannie and Freddie "doing just fine" and a lot of people lost a lot of money because of his deception. But Frank was also on F&F's payroll.
The problem with you Democrats is you never find fault with your own. Never. No matter how bad the fault.
show me legislation introduced by Frank that caused the housing bubble.

but you can't. all you have are his words.

i have a bunch of Bush words that actually have import. wanna see 'em? we can talk about how he wanted those with "bad credit histories" to 'own' a home and how that turned out to be something that you have to ignore.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1101942 Mar 22, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
Swiss bank Credit Suisse agreed Friday to pay $885 million to settle U.S. charges it sold shoddy mortgage bonds to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ahead of the financial crisis.
Credit Suisse will pay about $651 million to Fannie and $234 million to Freddie, said the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator of the two companies rescued by government during the 2008 financial crisis.
The FHFA said the settlement resolves all of its claims in two lawsuits against Credit Suisse
Fannie and Freddie had purchased privately issued securities as investments. So who were the idiots that bought this stuff? Doesn't that seem strange that they were so ignorant?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1101943 Mar 22, 2014
Catholic League President Bill Donohue claimed he was forced to back out of his plan to participate in the New York City LGBT Pride parade because the event’s organizers wanted to force him into “gay training.”

“Today, I informed Heritage of Pride officials that I objected to their rule requiring me to attend gay training sessions, or what they call ‘information’ sessions,” Donohue was quoted as saying on Friday.“‘I don’t agree with your rule,’ I said. They responded by saying that attendance was ‘mandatory.’”

As The New Civil Rights Movement reported, what Donohue is actually complaining about is a safety orientation meeting that is required for the heads of every organization taking part in the June 2 event.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/21/catholi...

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1101944 Mar 22, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
A mens room is a public place where young children can be. If Larry Craig wanted to get laid there are other ways; just sayin...
Don't be ridiculous. You can hire a homosexual to be your lover in the guise of an assistant if you're a liberal but you can't tap your foot in a bathroom stall without being accused of some kind of perversion?

You liberals go after suspected homosexual conservatives without solid proof of anything with a vengeance but pat your own on the back?

Get real, Lily. You're all just a bunch of hypocrites who protect your own fellow hypocrites.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1101945 Mar 22, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
A mens room is a public place where young children can be. If Larry Craig wanted to get laid there are other ways; just sayin...
It's called "stranger sex" and it's a real hoot for religious hypocrites such as Craig.for there's an element of danger involved.

What lyin Carol overlooks is that after these bathroomies connect, they hop in a stall and get busy__if there's a kid nearby__all the better.

Remember Florida's own Bob Allen? Got nailed in Bob Allen Park. LMAO

His mugshot said it all.

Adam 36

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1101946 Mar 22, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
Swiss bank Credit Suisse agreed Friday to pay $885 million to settle U.S. charges it sold shoddy mortgage bonds to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ahead of the financial crisis.
Credit Suisse will pay about $651 million to Fannie and $234 million to Freddie, said the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator of the two companies rescued by government during the 2008 financial crisis.
The FHFA said the settlement resolves all of its claims in two lawsuits against Credit Suisse
Could someone tell us why Fannie/Freddie agreed to purchase sub prime loans in the first place?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1101947 Mar 22, 2014
An Iraq war veteran critically injured in 2011 Occupy protests in California has won $4.5 million in a legal settlement with local authorities, his lawyers said Friday.

Scott Olsen, who served two tours in Iraq, suffered brain damage when riot police used tear gas to disperse protestors in Oakland on Oct. 25.

Olsen, 26, welcomed the settlement but said it could not compensate for his injuries including a fractured skull.

He gave an outdoor press conference not far from where he was injured, saying he had not expected to be disabled due to police action at home, having survived war-torn Iraq.

“I guess I thought that I wasn’t in Iraq anymore, you know, I’d be more or less safe,” he said, cited by the San Francisco Chronicle.

“I wasn’t going to get shot. I wasn’t going to be attacked. Oakland police proved me wrong in that, and it makes me feel less safe in general, especially around people who are supposed to be protecting you.

“I don’t feel safe at all around police.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/21/iraq-ve...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1101948 Mar 22, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Total bullcht__why do you lie???
The Iiberals aka democrats, and their “racist” agenda (sell homes to people who can’t afford it) caused this and Barney Frank’s fingerprints are all over it.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1101949 Mar 22, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama is a badass!!! Good move. Hit them in their pockets. No bullets fired. It's perfect.
As the TeaParty loons cheer for Putin__Russia's economy slides into the shttr.

And the little dog laughed...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1101950 Mar 22, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't be ridiculous. You can hire a homosexual to be your lover in the guise of an assistant if you're a liberal but you can't tap your foot in a bathroom stall without being accused of some kind of perversion?
You liberals go after suspected homosexual conservatives without solid proof of anything with a vengeance but pat your own on the back?
Get real, Lily. You're all just a bunch of hypocrites who protect your own fellow hypocrites.
Isn't this kind of "old news"? Why are you talking about it? He tapped his foot because he wanted anonymous bathroom sex in a public restroom in an airport. I don't care if Larry Craig is gay; why couldn't he go to a hotel or bring his boyfriend home?
Ooops! He has a wife.
He did bring one such trick to his house once while his wife was out of town.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1101951 Mar 22, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
A mens room is a public place where young children can be. If Larry Craig wanted to get laid there are other ways; just sayin...
Every time liberals start talking about children children children, it is one of two things...a) a lie. b) a scam for see a) again.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1101952 Mar 22, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama is a badass!!! Good move. Hit them in their pockets. No bullets fired. It's perfect.
They just go to the Bank of China, Russia's largest trading partner is China.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1101953 Mar 22, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Stupid is irreversible as you and all the baggers prove daily. No matter the facts, reality, common sense. Idiots like you are the worst enemy facing this nation today. Hell look at Carol, daily she is confronted by P Dupont with the actual facts and all she does is run from one fabrication to the next. You baggers sing the same warped un-American song daily. What a pathetic band of social misfits. My happiness is just knowing how miserable you dead beats are. Just knowing you never have a good day is your just reward.
O'bama approval rating 41%-according to you 59% of the country is baggers. I can accept that.
Get your head out of your

Miami, FL

#1101954 Mar 22, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't be ridiculous. You can hire a homosexual to be your lover in the guise of an assistant if you're a liberal but you can't tap your foot in a bathroom stall without being accused of some kind of perversion?
You liberals go after suspected homosexual conservatives without solid proof of anything with a vengeance but pat your own on the back?
Get real, Lily. You're all just a bunch of hypocrites who protect your own fellow hypocrites.
ASS:

Four gay men, willing to put their names in print and whose allegations can't be disproved, have come forward since news of U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's guilty plea. They say they had sex with Craig or that he made a sexual advance or that he paid them unusual attention.

They are telling their stories now because they are offended by Craig's denials, including his famous statement, "I am not gay, I never have been gay." Those words, spoken on live national TV on Aug. 28, are now memorialized on a just-released-for-Christmas Talking Senator Larry Craig Action Figure.

David Phillips is a 42-year-old information technology consultant in Washington, D.C., who says Craig picked him up at a gay club in 1986 and that they subsequently had sex.

Mike Jones is a former prostitute who told the world he had sex with the Rev. Ted Haggard last year. The former Colorado Springs evangelist at first denied it but eventually confessed. Jones says Craig paid him for sex in late 2004 or early 2005.

Greg Ruth was a 24-year-old college Republican in 1981 when he says he was hit on by Craig at a Republican meeting in Coeur d'Alene.

Tom Russell, now 48, is a former Nampa resident who lives in Utah. Russell said his encounter with Craig occurred at Bogus Basin in the early 1980s.

A fifth gay man, who is from Boise but who declined to be named for fear of retaliation, offered a recent and telling account: He was in a men's restroom at Denver International Airport in September 2006 when the man in the next stall moved his hand slowly, palm up, under the divider. Alarmed, the man said he waited outside the restroom and then identified the man in the adjoining stall as Craig, whom he had met in Idaho.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1101955 Mar 22, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Total bullcht__why do you lie???
43. Barney Frank.

To hear Barney Frank tell it, he bears no responsibility for the housing bubble or for the failure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But his record as a member of the House Financial Services Committee tells a different story. As far back as 1991, Frank was pushing Fannie Mae to break its rules, lower its standards, and buy risky loans. As The Boston Globe reported in November 1992, he helped to convince Fannie Mae to make “substantial concessions” on its rules regarding multiple-family-home mortgages, despite data from Fannie itself showing that the “default rate on mortgages on two-family homes is twice that of single-family homes, and the rate for three-deckers is five times the rate for single-family dwellings.” During the Clinton years, the time when the foundation was being poured for the financial meltdown, Fannie and Freddie were growing by leaps and bounds. They underwrote more than a trillion dollars in mortgages, and Fannie reported double-digit growth, every year. In assessing what—if any—responsibility the Clinton administration had for the financial crisis, Clinton himself would later tell ABC News’s Chris Cuomo that “I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was president to put some standards and tighten up on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

During the early years of the Bush administration, from 2001 to 2003, Fannie Mae dropped its lending requirements and began buying zero-down-payment and interest-only mortgages. Warren Buffett told investors that he dumped Fannie and Freddie’s stock because he was worried about potential “icebergs.” The Wall Street Journal criticized Fannie’s financial machinations in an editorial headlined “Fannie Mae Enron?”

A report from the Congressional Budget Office found that 37 percent of the benefits Fannie and Freddie received from their special relationship with the government—some $3.9 billion—went to enriching Fannie and Freddie executives and shareholders rather than reducing the cost of loans for home buyers. A member of the House Financial Services Committee, Richard Baker (Republican of Louisiana), warned that, if Fannie and Freddie’s growth was left unchecked, their combined outstanding debt would exceed the total of all public debt held by the U.S. Treasury in 2005. The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis warned that Fannie and Freddie were undercapitalized and “posed a fundamental risk to the continuing stability of our financial system.” The head of Freddie Mac, Leland Brendsel, was forced to resign in the wake of a massive accounting scandal.

None of this happened under a rock. It was all covered by first-tier mainstream news organizations. So what was Barney Frank’s reaction to all of this? Was he worried about Fannie and Freddie’s finances? Was he concerned about their unchecked growth? Was he anxious about what would happen if Fannie and Freddie failed, and how it would affect not only the U.S. Treasury but also the pension funds and the mutual funds that held your retirement accounts and invested in Fannie and Freddie’s bonds?

Adam 36

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1101956 Mar 22, 2014
This is what happens when you have a Community Organizer President

Dangerous Times: Obama Surrenders

Bullies bow down to the biggest thugs on the block, and abuse the weakest. This is now our foreign policy.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/danger...

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1101957 Mar 22, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Larry Craig plead out to the charge doll__and Larry had gone hog wild on Clinton's escapades. The world is not kind to hypocrites.
Still toting that gigantic chip around eh?
Senator Craig regretted being intimidated insisting he did nothing wrong but should have known his movements could have been misconstrued in a bathroom stall.

He is married with three children and nine grandchildren, a former rancher who was elected to the Senate in 1990 after serving a decade in the House of Representatives.

You liberals are a bunch of hypocrites who find no fault among your own but go after the opposition with a vengeance.

If he had just admitted he hired a prostitute to serve as his lover/assistant, he would have been left alone. Of course, he would have to be a liberal and his last name Frank too.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1101958 Mar 22, 2014
On September 10, 2003, the House Committee on Financial Services met to hear the Treasury Department’s plea for a new, tougher regulator to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In Frank’s opening statement to the committee, he said:

I want to begin by saying that I am glad to consider the legislation, but I do not think we are facing any kind of a crisis. That is, in my view, the two government-sponsored enterprises we are talking about here, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not in a crisis. We have recently had an accounting problem with Freddie Mac that has led to people being dismissed, as appears to be appropriate. I do not think at this point there is a problem with a threat to the Treasury.
I must say we have an interesting example of self-fulfilling prophecy. Some of the critics of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say that the problem is that the Federal Government is obligated to bail out people who might lose money in connection with them. I do not believe that we have any such obligation. And as I said, it is a self-fulfilling prophecy by some people.
So let me make it clear, I am a strong supporter of the role that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play in housing, but nobody who invests in them should come looking to me for a nickel—nor anybody else in the federal government. And if investors take some comfort and want to lend them a little money because they like this set of affiliations, good, because housing will benefit. But there is no guarantee, there is no explicit guarantee, there is no implicit guarantee, there is no wink-and-nod guarantee. Invest, and you are on your own.
Two weeks later, the Financial Services Committee met to consider a bill that would implement the Treasury Department’s recommendations. Frank voted against it, saying:“I do not want the same kind of focus on safety and soundness that we have in O.C.C.[Office of the Comptroller of the Currency] and O.T.S.[Office of Thrift Supervision]. I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing.”

The bill died in the committee. And in the two years that followed, still more red flags appeared. The Fed released a report finding that Fannie and Freddie had done little to increase home ownership or reduce the cost of mortgages. Franklin Raines was forced out as C.E.O. of Fannie Mae after an investigation found that Fannie Mae was cooking its books to trigger executive bonuses. Alan Greenspan warned that, if Fannie and Freddie’s “expansion continues unabated” there was the possibility of risk to the entire financial system. As the drumbeat of these warnings continued, Fannie and Freddie were still operating under their old regulator. And Raines’s successor at Fannie Mae, Daniel Mudd, began engaging in what would later be described as “an orgy of junk mortgage development.”

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