Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1420841 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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Olive Magadino

Buffalo, NY

#1103072 Mar 24, 2014
Ben Carson being audited came from Barack Administration. That's not a "white people problems". It's a Barack problem with his Republican opposition. Especially one who is a Black Republican.

And Allen West being called an uncle Tom sounds like a black people problem.
A black liberal people problem against a Black Republican.

And your statement: "Just think of they were really black" is an idiotic imbecilic problem.

Sheer stupid ignorance.
new yawk wrote:
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White people problems. Just think of they were really black.
wrote:

<quoted text> http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/nov/ ...

Ben Carson also indicates he has been subjected to hate mail and had been audited. Allen West also has said he was subjected to name calling like Uncle Tom and sell out.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1103073 Mar 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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What's really black?
Trayvon Martin.

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#1103074 Mar 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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No proof either way, no crow.
Media Matters!? Really? Isn't that part of George Soros' shadow government?
Things not seen, as far as media is there anything that doesn't get exposed? Things that get shoved behind a scene?

Who are the Koch Brothers I mean first glance to Google the guy...?
$th headline or so...4th that is...SO they are his to go guys...

Never was one to classify anyone because they may seem Slobbish like Bar B q every day big fat steak on the burner no lack hu?

Damn even Bush kept his figure...Oil shark wizard of our time for sure,,,I still keep thinking about the Ports that were for sale...Probably anyone that purchased one may have been doing the right thing...Not that anyone should lose out for not having done so..
Something like that?
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1103075 Mar 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
What's really black?
Go ask a cop.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1103076 Mar 24, 2014
Tinka wrote:
<quoted text>
A cat at night passing from left to right in front of you and you barely could put the breaks on...
???
Sehr gut.:-)

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1103077 Mar 24, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You are just a brainwashed libtard!!!!
If your family income is $10,000 a year, you are wealthier than 84 percent of the world. If it's $50,000 or more a year, you make more than 99 percent of the world. That's one of the more oft-cited stats. The World Bank, Poke's Global Rich List and various economists have a bunch of perspective-gathering statistics to chew on if you have some time to go online and find out just how rich you are. They can also back up their numbers.
Americans have a horribly unhealthy view of -- and relationship with -- money, even though as a society we seem more interested in our unhealthy relationship with food. I'd like to see at least as many people using their bully pulpits about this view-of-money problem as we have message-senders fighting childhood obesity.
Maybe the global focus the Olympic Games are bringing help in a small way. As a New York Times piece by economics reporter Catherine Rampell says, "It is easy to see that in such a world, most of one's lifetime income will be determined at birth." She was reviewing a book, "The Haves and the Have-Nots," by World Bank economist Branko Milanovic. The book is about income inequality around the world. As Rampell notes, Milanovic includes a chart that shows how relatively rich the United States is -- even the poorest among us are richer than most of the world. And our nation's income gap is a whole lot better than the gap is in some countries.
During this phase of the political cycle, as one party or the other is preaching that your beliefs and financial security are in peril if its politician doesn't win the election, perspective would be extremely helpful. I'm getting a lot of emails from notable people -- Nancy Pelosi, James Carville and Al Gore have recently been in touch with me ... and thousands of others. They ask for donations, stressing that there are millionaires "buying" this election. I wish they would busy themselves with messages about how good Americans have it.
We have incredible infrastructure and "free" K-12 education, parks and libraries. Americans have access to health care. Even without health care reform, American emergency rooms don't send people away. And heck, there is so much food here, we can go nuts in the grocery store aisle doing price comparisons. All this and nearly half of all Americans don't even pay income taxes (see The Heritage Foundation's 2012 Index of Dependence on Government at tinyurl.com/bpzw3ae . Even if you dislike Heritage, the numbers are eye-opening.)
Flacktard wants poor people to live like they do in China or Africa or India.
What a pathetic excuse.
Vote to hand oil companies 40 billion dollars.
Yet cut food stamps by 8 billion.
In what f*cking world does that make sense & why the f*ck are you defending that.
How any poor people are there in China & India About a third of the population of the planet live in those two countries. Have you seen how some of those people live?
Oh well, the poor slobs are better off than the are in Africa or China or North Korea.
Kids go hungry in this country. People can't afford good healthcare. People can't afford trips to the Dentist. They can't afford healthy food.
Many of these are working poor.( OMG OMG don;t raise the minimum wage)
People with jobs! Yet they are poor.
You can come up with all, the statistics you want to make excuses for yourself. Whether compare poor here to the hundreds of millions of poor people in other countries. Drag out the stats how many have refrigerators & air Conditioners.
What ever you need to make yourself feel better for supporting those who have no problem defending subsidies to oil companies yet defend cutting food stamps.
Its called being pathetic.
Olive Magadino

Buffalo, NY

#1103078 Mar 24, 2014
What? And slack on his appointed job of hitting the judge-its!??? LOL!

I mean, taking the time out to explain it to his dumb, sorry ass would mean taking time away from the only thing that keeps him afloat on this thread: The positive judge its he allots to himself ... Brilliant ? AHaHaaHaaaa ... So far from it. Most people are.

And heaven forbid the Coms should have an opportunity to judge ANY of their posts without him tattooing over every post ... Looks like a wall of graffiti in here because of his obsessive arse. I had to turn them off again. Good God, I nearly went Blind !!!! ;

Pathetic ...
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm betting someone had to explain it to your slow ass. Or you just might still be trying to figure it out. Did the 90 year old turn you on. Oh well you could gum it. LMAO

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1103079 Mar 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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Medicaid is paid by taxation. You came up with that by yourself? Who pays the taxation?
A serious condition would be covered. Why is it you can't understand that? It's INSURANCE, not a program.
What equivalent coverage are you talking about? She didn't WANT that coverage or need it, get it? Take that eagle off your avatar and put a sheep there or any [kept] animal.
The point is that it had nothing to do with insurance premiums as you said earlier.

So what happens if your daughter had a hearty issue that brought to light a condition that would last for years? Developed a cancer that she would battle for the next 10 years.

You people think you get a situation, you go & get an operation & that's it.

Insurance companies like to pay for office visits because they can prevent those serious conditions.

Skimping on health insurance is irresponsible.

Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1103080 Mar 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/nov/...
Ben Carson also indicates he has been subjected to hate mail and had been audited. Allen West also has said he was subjected to name calling like Uncle Tom and sell out.
Are you just another troll looking for a rise or what?

Carson will get by__he's got the tea party mutts attention and pocketbooks. He likely won't run for public office as it would screw up his cushy "acting" gig.

West is a loudmouthed POS who was turned out after two years.

Washington Times is not a source__it's a place for fkstks to post political blather__kinda like topix.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1103081 Mar 24, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Flacktard wants poor people to live like they do in China or Africa or India.
What a pathetic excuse.
Vote to hand oil companies 40 billion dollars.
Yet cut food stamps by 8 billion.
In what f*cking world does that make sense & why the f*ck are you defending that.
How any poor people are there in China & India About a third of the population of the planet live in those two countries. Have you seen how some of those people live?
Oh well, the poor slobs are better off than the are in Africa or China or North Korea.
Kids go hungry in this country. People can't afford good healthcare. People can't afford trips to the Dentist. They can't afford healthy food.
Many of these are working poor.( OMG OMG don;t raise the minimum wage)
People with jobs! Yet they are poor.
You can come up with all, the statistics you want to make excuses for yourself. Whether compare poor here to the hundreds of millions of poor people in other countries. Drag out the stats how many have refrigerators & air Conditioners.
What ever you need to make yourself feel better for supporting those who have no problem defending subsidies to oil companies yet defend cutting food stamps.
Its called being pathetic.
As if any further proof is needed as to just how warped old Flack really is? One can only imagine what that family life is like. I know he has said that his wife left him long ago, of course he used the same excuse that he uses on liberals..."She was crazy". No doubt Flack is the Flake. A real Moonloon.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1103082 Mar 24, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The point is that it had nothing to do with insurance premiums as you said earlier.
So what happens if your daughter had a hearty issue that brought to light a condition that would last for years? Developed a cancer that she would battle for the next 10 years.
You people think you get a situation, you go & get an operation & that's it.
Insurance companies like to pay for office visits because they can prevent those serious conditions.
Skimping on health insurance is irresponsible.
Uh, visits are covered. Three are free before the deductible. There were a number of ways to tailor plans to your needs.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1103083 Mar 24, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Are you just another troll looking for a rise or what?
Carson will get by__he's got the tea party mutts attention and pocketbooks. He likely won't run for public office as it would screw up his cushy "acting" gig.
West is a loudmouthed POS who was turned out after two years.
Washington Times is not a source__it's a place for fkstks to post political blather__kinda like topix.
The other poster used media Matters, LOL.
Grey Ghosts Colostomy Bag

Westminster, CA

#1103084 Mar 24, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
As if any further proof is needed as to just how warped old Flack really is? One can only imagine what that family life is like. I know he has said that his wife left him long ago, of course he used the same excuse that he uses on liberals..."She was crazy". No doubt Flack is the Flake. A real Moonloon.
Pffft, gurgle squirt, uhhh uhhhh. No that's not the sounds your mom made while giving me a Blumkpkin, those are the sounds dem makes pounding your colostomy hole. The only tight hole you have left

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1103086 Mar 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh, visits are covered. Three are free before the deductible. There were a number of ways to tailor plans to your needs.
If that plan had any merit, coverage in the exchanges would not be more than double.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1103087 Mar 24, 2014
Olive Magadino wrote:
Ben Carson being audited came from Barack Administration. That's not a "white people problems". It's a Barack problem with his Republican opposition. Especially one who is a Black Republican.
And Allen West being called an uncle Tom sounds like a black people problem.
A black liberal people problem against a Black Republican.
And your statement: "Just think of they were really black" is an idiotic imbecilic problem.
Sheer stupid ignorance.
<quoted text>
wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/nov/ ...
Ben Carson also indicates he has been subjected to hate mail and had been audited. Allen West also has said he was subjected to name calling like Uncle Tom and sell out.
Herman Cain has repeatedly spoken before Koch Brothers-funded, John Birch Society-linked groups, including those that are in favor of rolling back such basic civil rights era gains as integrated schools. In addition to the raucous applause they received CPAC, Cain and Allen West, a conservative black Republican who was elected to Congress last year, both legitimated a deep hostility to President Obama that is rooted in “birtherism” and crazed paranoid narratives about the tyranny and terror supposedly unleashed by America’s first black president.

As I and others have suggested elsewhere, these are narratives that are premised on a belief that a black man who happens to be president is de facto illegitimate. And, of course, there’s no shortage of black conservatives who make a living among the pundit classes as human parrots for the right –popular for their novelty and unwilling to offer sustained critiques of policies that may, in fact, be deleterious to communities of color and the common good.

In my original essay, I referred to Cain and other black conservatives as “race minstrels” and “mascots” for the white conservative imagination. I stand by this observation. Whenever Cain and others have an opportunity to engage in “real talk” among their ideological compatriots — to make a public, critical intervention against the racial hostility that drives contemporary American conservatism — they instead stand mute or enable this hostility. When the opportunity to slap down the notion that black people with whom Republicans disagree are “brainwashed” or (in a disgusting abuse of the shared history and legacy of chattel slavery)“on the plantation,” the Herman Cains of the world encourage this lie as one more way of signaling that that they are actually the “authentic” voices of Black America.

This is why I often playfully refer to black conservatives as “garbage pail kids.” They found themselves political outliers in the black community because they could not answer the question,“Where is the love?” Thus, the contemporary faces of black conservatism found lucre showered upon them as they buck-danced and cakewalked on the metaphorical stage of white conservatism. This was a Faustian bargain. But it paid well, and black conservatives found themselves in the company of friends.

http://www.salon.com/2011/02/16/herman_cain_c...

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1103088 Mar 24, 2014
I had thought that Eastern New England was going to get a blizzard tomorrow or Wednesday,.

Then, on a bank errand, I listened to Rush Limbaugh who said mathematical models were all a hoax.

Without modeling, how dod they predict a snow storm that had not yet formed?

Rush Limbaugh, right whiner hero, dumber than sh*t.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1103089 Mar 24, 2014
flack wrote:
By Mortimer B. Zuckerman Jan. 31, 2014 7 Comments SHARE
The state of our union is scary.
The unemployed know it, and have known it with piercing bitterness for too many years. Nearly half of the American labor force without a four-year college degree is not working.
Families know it, because in real terms the wages breadwinners are bringing home are pretty much where they were 40 years ago.
The 47 million Americans on food stamps know it.
Chief executives know it. They see the disappointing numbers for capital investment, which mean bleaker prospects for their companies – and fewer jobs.
Economists and historians know it, and are puzzled why, despite all the fiscal pump priming, we are in the midst of the weakest recovery since World War II.
[See a collection of political cartoons on the economy.]
Foreign observers know it, though given their own problems in Europe, China and Japan, they still hope the train arriving at platform No. 1 is the same American locomotive that pulled economies shattered by World War II to record prosperity.
Politicians of both parties know it very well, but they also know we have impasse. Nothing gets done.
The state of the union is scary.
The American economy has little steam. Real annual GDP growth, adjusted for inflation, has run only around 1.3 percent over the last eight years. Some, mainly in the Republican party, were worried that the monetary and fiscal stimulus would be too much, that the economy would overheat into inflation. Hardly! It is only moderately larger – by 5.5 percent – than it was at its peak more than five years ago. As John Makin, an economist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute wrote earlier this month, "After the 2008 financial crisis, U.S. GDP per capita actually fell, at an average rate of -1 percent year-over-year, from January 2009 to September 2013."
Indeed, so nearly comatose is the patient that a leading opponent of outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's monetary easing, Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the notoriously cagey Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, has changed his mind. Last week he told The New York Times he now favors stronger action, just as the Fed is poised to do less.
News Flash! "The congressional GOP has smothered a more rapid economic recovery"

From the beginning of Obama's presidency, the GOP sought to block measures that a wide swath of economists agreed would provide help to boost the economy and bring down unemployment. This obstructionism has been a constant theme throughout the past four years, and it continues today...

The facts are simply that congressional Republicans have consistently hamstrung efforts that a large consensus of economists agree would have provided crucial help in lowering American unemployment. Specifically, they have objectively weakened the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), repeatedly filibustered routine extensions of emergency unemployment benefits, blocked aid to state governments, filibustered infrastructure investment, used extreme legislative vehicles like refusing to follow precedent on the typically pro forma votes to raise the debt ceiling to extract more economically damaging government spending cuts, blocked passage of a majority of the American Jobs Act (AJA), demanded counterproductive offsets to fiscal stimulus, and attacked the Federal Reserve’s expansion of the monetary base and other policy responses intended to lower unemployment..."

http://www.epi.org/blog/congressional-republi...
how incongruous

Downers Grove, IL

#1103090 Mar 24, 2014
I can't believe that I live in a country that cares about it's citizens! Putin/Palin '16!!!!!
Grey Ghosts Colostomy Bag

Westminster, CA

#1103092 Mar 24, 2014
RealDave wrote:
I had thought that Eastern New England was going to get a blizzard tomorrow or Wednesday,.
Then, on a bank errand, I listened to Rush Limbaugh who said mathematical models were all a hoax.
Without modeling, how dod they predict a snow storm that had not yet formed?
Rush Limbaugh, right whiner hero, dumber than sh*t.
Listened to Rush??? Loon. I know you watch fox too, you kook. You know, the cable news channel with more viewers than all the other LibTard stations combined, even your msnbc channel that you masturbate to

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1103093 Mar 24, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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coverage for a catastrophic event is exactly what insurance is about....
unfortunately, Americans think insurance means pre-paid medical care....
Catastrophic insurance is for miserly people who rarely have the funds necessary to pay thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs before full coverage kicks in. Smart, responsible adults choose to be prepared by pre-paying for their medical are in the event of a catastrophic event. Those who chose to gamble rely on bankruptcy as their lifeline.

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