Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1704064 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1104114 Mar 26, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Republicans Are Driving the Momentum for Gay Marriage
From politicians and donors to the party rank and file, a change of heart in the GOP is a major factor in the issue's increasing public acceptance.
A decade ago, Republicans campaigned aggressively on their opposition to gay marriage. Bush promised to push for a constitutional amendment to ban it; the state-level gay-marriage amendments that appeared on 11 states' 2004 ballots passed with an average of 70 percent of the vote, helping turn out Bush voters in the process. Fast forward to today: Bush's onetime campaign manager, Ken Mehlman, came out in The Atlantic in 2010 and is now a strategist and fundraiser for gay marriage nationally. More than 100 prominent Republicans signed onto a Supreme Court brief in support of gay marriage last year; 20 Western GOPers, including former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, endorsed a similar appellate-court brief this month. The brief was authored by a Denver lawyer who had served as counsel to Mitt Romney's campaign in Colorado, and who told the New York Times it was about "liberty and freedom."
It's not just lawmakers and consultants—it's voters, too. A New York Times/CBS News poll last month found 40 percent of Republicans support gay marriage, up from just 24 percent in September 2012. Young Republicans are partly responsible: A Pew poll this month found 61 percent of Republicans under 30 support gay marriage. But that doesn’t suffice to explain the phenomenon.“We’re witnessing more than just generational turnover,” Tyler Deaton, campaign manager for Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, wrote in a memo on the GOP shift scheduled to be released Wednesday.“Conservatives are changing their minds.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
no one cares about gay marriage...check Gallup....it's down there with finding Jimmy Hoffa on the importance scale...

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1104115 Mar 26, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Get your 10 year old grandkid to go back and read the post for you so he can explain it to you. That should only take him about three hours.
The post to which I replied said this:

"She is obviously, after all, not looking for an increase in income…"

Now smartass, tell me what that means. Does or does not the author imply that people getting government benefits don't want to raise or a better paying job??

You people are dumber than sh*t.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1104118 Mar 26, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
For starters, it raises the cost of health care for America while lowering the quality of health care. Just ask your doctor or shrink.
No specifics eh. Figures.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1104120 Mar 26, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
John Boehner got a $10,000 subsidy and took it; so did Marco Rubio
Boehner said he has one year left until he can get Medicare!!
Thank goodness the Democrats came up with the idea and desperately wanted all of us to have it. In fact, they now want to spread it around as thinly as possible.

Why are you complaining? This is Obamacare. You want to deny some what you want everyone to have?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1104121 Mar 26, 2014
the flock does not always behave the way you want...

"U.S. Seniors Have Realigned With the Republican Party
Seniors move from a reliably Democratic to a reliably Republican group"

http://www.gallup.com/poll/168083/seniors-rea...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1104122 Mar 26, 2014
if you'd stop hating Sam Walton and the Koch brothers you might see that people can become successful in the US...

"ND records nation's highest personal income growth"

http://news.yahoo.com/nd-records-nations-high...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1104123 Mar 26, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how you Socialists and your liberal media always leave out the key facts when making an argument or telling the news.
1. In Connecticut where I am (and likely the same in California) Gas prices spiked for a short period when Bush was president and lowered back into the $2.63 retail price for regular grade. Diesel fuel was around the same price.
2. Now that Obama is president, prices have been consistently higher approaching $4.00 a gallon like it was only for a short period when Bush was president when you Democrats were all screaming. Diesel is now $4.50. If Gas prices were not ignored as a factor in inflation, things would more accurately reflect the proper inflation under Democrats.
3. Democrats are now silent about gas prices. Hypocrites.
Don't dishonest weirdo oddball liars like you ever sleep?
The Average price of gas in 2008 was $4.11 across the country. Stupid people like you still believe the Keystone Pipeline will reduce gas prices. LMAO
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1104124 Mar 26, 2014
Pot in every pipe!!!!!!

Election time!!!!!

'... and a daunting 73 percent said their personal economic situation has stayed the same or gotten worse over the past four years.'

http://theweek.com/article/index/258722/speed...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1104125 Mar 26, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
This ought to be good...
Chilly here in South Florida this morning!!
Here too__but it's still brutal up nawth, Detroit is clearing snow for the Tigers opening day Monday.

The Polish Muslims will be playing at Nemo's which is near the old Tiger Stadium, those crazy Detroit fan's can't let go. LOL. www.polishmuslims.com
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1104126 Mar 26, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
John Boehner got a $10,000 subsidy and took it; so did Marco Rubio
Boehner said he has one year left until he can get Medicare!!
and if Boehner took some fancy-dancy insurance versus what the rest of us are stuck with you'd have a seizure...

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1104127 Mar 26, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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no one cares about gay marriage...check Gallup....it's down there with finding Jimmy Hoffa on the importance scale...
The mean liberal media machine will convince those who aren't paying attention (i.e. who's Putin?) that it's the #1 priority in the entire nation by November and those despicable Republicans (conveniently leaving out a significant number of Democrats) just hate gay people because they oppose gay marriage.

It will be up there in the top three liberal priorities before the elections. There will be some new war on women and Republicans will want people to go hungry.

It's all they got. And the clueless have no clue about anything and will be rounded up to vote for the party who really cares about them in spite of still being in poverty with no job.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1104128 Mar 26, 2014
It's very telling when a member of the press in another country asks the President of the United States directly about his declining influence in the world.

But Obama still lives in a fantasy world. He still believes if we appease Putin and others who would do us harm or lecture them from an ivy league pedestal, they will like us eventually or be shamed into submission.

While John Kerry lectures Putin that invading another country just isn't done in the 21st century, Putin invaded another country without firing a shot. John Kerry lives in Obama's world.

It will be interesting to see if Obama can convince the EU and other world leaders to join us as equals to overpower our mutual enemies like they did in WWII <insert sarcasm>. If it weren't for Russia as an ally, Europe would have remained under Nazi control. Now that Russia poses the threat to European nations, maybe they've gotten braver and will link arms with the U.S. both militarily and financially and, as equals, we will face these threats together. We've downsized our military and could go bankrupt with Obamacare, so at least we're closer to being on their level this time..

Let's hope the EU can save us. Russia and China are gaining superpower status and would rather root for Iran. But Obama really wants to believe they're helping us monitor their nuclear developments.

Just like Alfred E. Neuman, Obama says, "What, me worry?"

(Had to get that out of my system...)
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1104129 Mar 26, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So... Romney was also right about caring about 47% of Americans then.
Irrelevant, as usual...

Zzzzzz.....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1104130 Mar 26, 2014
Republican Senators Slam John Boehner For Blocking Unemployment Benefits Extension

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/03/26/republ...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1104131 Mar 26, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
if you'd stop hating Sam Walton and the Koch brothers you might see that people can become successful in the US...
"ND records nation's highest personal income growth"
http://news.yahoo.com/nd-records-nations-high...
Is this the Bakken fields? Yep, they're sure making a mess and displacing the people there.

And with that comes the usual stuff..... road problems, drug problems, crime problems, etc......
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1104132 Mar 26, 2014
don't you feel safe....

{Obama Says He Restored America’s Image as ‘Sole, Indispensable Power’}

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/...

and this...

'North Korea Fires Missile as Obama Meets With Abe-Park'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-25/obam...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1104133 Mar 26, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The post to which I replied said this:
"She is obviously, after all, not looking for an increase in income…"
Now smartass, tell me what that means. Does or does not the author imply that people getting government benefits don't want to raise or a better paying job??
You people are dumber than sh*t.
Here read it again.

And then… We have this moment of honesty from a young woman who protested her burger-flipping job in Hartford, Connecticut:

“And that $15 an hour, that would mean I would have to work a little less days (sic) instead of every day, all day.”

Right. If we up the pay for this lowly fast food worker, then she won’t be burdened with the obligation of going to her job all day, every day, just like the rest of us.

The protestor, however, is a prime example of how liberalism injures the very people it claims to empower. Imagine this single mother’s surprise when, after having the minimum wage increased to 15 dollars per hour, she finds herself laid off. Or maybe she will be one of the lucky few who are able to keep their job (with a pay increase) that will now be asked to work twice as much to make up for the laid off portion of Wendy’s workforce.

The truth is, it is hard to make a living on $7.25 an hour. But minimum wage, just like the jobs that offer such a lowly level of compensation, is not designed to be a wage that empowers a livelihood. Flipping burgers, or mopping the floor at your local Wendy’s is not supposed to be a career choice.

Which brings us to the often repeated (in this column anyway) difference between careers and jobs. The Current Walmart CEO started his career as a part time (minimum wage) employee… But notice that he wasn’t satisfied with remaining in that position. Upward mobility, and ambition, does far more to increase the living standards of any given employee than petitions, protests, and government mandates.

The jobs at the center of the minimum wage discussion are jobs that are not designed for the average American worker to make into a career. Flipping a burger is a job for a part time teenage worker. It can even be a stepping stone for someone who fell into hard times, and is actively looking to increase their skill set (in hopes of obtaining more gainful employment). It is even a great job for someone who is looking for some supplemental income while they job hunt for better prospects.

What the single mother in the video fails to digest, is that there is a finite amount of resources her employer can allocate toward her employment. Her pay is not restricted by her boss’s greed, or the corporation’s insatiable appetite for profit (although, it has been proven that most American businesses are actually run with the intention of turning profits.). Rather, her pay is limited by the willingness of the American people to fork over hard earned dollars for convenient (albeit disgusting) fast food. An increase in the minimum wage is also an increase in the cost of operating a business. Wendy’s therefore, would likely be forced to up the prices on their menu; which would likely turn a portion of their customer base away.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1104134 Mar 26, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
no one cares about gay marriage...check Gallup....it's down there with finding Jimmy Hoffa on the importance scale...
http://www.pollingreport.com/civil.htm

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1104135 Mar 26, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
It's very telling when a member of the press in another country asks the President of the United States directly about his declining influence in the world.
But Obama still lives in a fantasy world. He still believes if we appease Putin and others who would do us harm or lecture them from an ivy league pedestal, they will like us eventually or be shamed into submission.
While John Kerry lectures Putin that invading another country just isn't done in the 21st century, Putin invaded another country without firing a shot. John Kerry lives in Obama's world.
It will be interesting to see if Obama can convince the EU and other world leaders to join us as equals to overpower our mutual enemies like they did in WWII <insert sarcasm>. If it weren't for Russia as an ally, Europe would have remained under Nazi control. Now that Russia poses the threat to European nations, maybe they've gotten braver and will link arms with the U.S. both militarily and financially and, as equals, we will face these threats together. We've downsized our military and could go bankrupt with Obamacare, so at least we're closer to being on their level this time..
Let's hope the EU can save us. Russia and China are gaining superpower status and would rather root for Iran. But Obama really wants to believe they're helping us monitor their nuclear developments.
Just like Alfred E. Neuman, Obama says, "What, me worry?"
(Had to get that out of my system...)
wow i remember journaliss across the planet asking that of Bush when he pissed away a world wide coalition against global terrorism for his personal war...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1104136 Mar 26, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You're selling websites?
I want that US Department of Commerce site link where you said all that came from.
Welfare Statistics
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Welfare Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, CATO Institute
Research Date: 1.1.2014
Welfare is the organized public or private social services for the assistance of disadvantaged groups. Aid could include general Welfare payments, health care through Medicaid, food stamps, special payments for pregnant women and young mothers, and federal and state housing benefits. The Welfare system in the United States began in the 1930s, during the Great Depression. Opponents of Welfare argue that it affects work incentives.
Welfare Statistics
Total number of Americans on welfare 12,800,000
Total number of Americans on food stamps 46,700,000
Total number of Americans on unemployment insurance 5,600,000
Percent of the US population on welfare 4.1 %
Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment)$131.9 billion
Welfare Demographics
Percent of recipients who are white 38.8 %
Percent of recipients who are black 39.8 %
Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7 %
Percent of recipients who are Asian 2.4 %
Percent of recipients who are Other 3.3 %
Welfare Statistics
Total amount of money you can make monthly and still receive Welfare $1000
Total Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than an $8 per hour job 39
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than a $12 per hour job 6
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than the average salary of a U.S. Teacher 8
Average Time on AFCD (Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
Time on AFDC Percent of Recipients
Less than 7 months 19%
7 to 12 months 15.2%
1 to 2 years 19.3%
2 to 5 years 26.9%
Over 5 years 19.6%
Top 10 Hourly Wage Equivalent Welfare States in U.S.
State Hourly Wage Equivalent
Hawaii $17.50
Alaska $15.48
Massachusetts $14.66
Connecticut $14.23
Washington, D.C.$13.99
New York $13.13
New Jersey $12.55
Rhode Island $12.55
California $11.59
Virginia $11.11

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