Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1110615 Apr 4, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Flack is the typical example of an ideologue sticking with the party line even though there is no real evidence of any existing problem, and the real and obvious reasons are immediately ignored. The party simply attaches themselves to the nose ring and off they go.. Bend, twist post frantically even knowingly lies and all the while pretending and projecting a certain moral high ground. It other words the phoniest of the phony, and it's abundantly clear to all the real reasons. But when a persons life is built around deception and you are a Republican......The leopard and the spot thing comes to mind.
Keep spouting Leftist trash like this and you are liable to get a visit from Roto-Rooter very soon, babee;-)
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1110616 Apr 4, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
The Ten Planks of the
Communist Manifesto
1848 by Karl Heinrich Marx
http://www.laissez-fairerepublic.com/TenPlank...
President Obama's Communist Agenda
http://www.dianevann.com/OBAMA.html
President Obama's Marxist-Leninist Economics: Fact And Fiction
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2...
Doesn't matter if the writer of these articles are on your side of the fence or not. It's the content all three articles that must be disputed. Not who wrote them.
I challenge anyone on the left to dispute any or all of Obama's policies outlined in any or all of these articles.
That's not the first time you've tried to prove something by using right wing opinions, which are just that, opinions.
Your first article is just too ridiculous to comment on but here's a real gem;
Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.
People are being taxed to support what we call 'public' schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based "Education" .
Your second article is a a campaign piece by a right wing whack job running for Congress in Georgia's 12th district. Not even the people in that district take her seriously since recent polls show her getting a really impressive 5%
The Forbes article was written by a professor in a third rate, so called "Christian" college in some backwater in Pennsylvania and he makes several false assumptions like Dodd Frank being an attempt to put the financial sector under government control when what it does is put in safe guards to prevent the abuses that caused the financial meltdown during the Bush administration.
By his reasoning Theodore Roosevelt should also be considered a Marxist as he too tried to rein in the abuses of the mega capitalists of his day.
Everything in these articles is pure right wing bull crap and only a delusional fool like yourself would believe a word of it.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1110617 Apr 4, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You'd better go back to sleep, boy.
The orderlies will be doing a bed-check soon.
The more moronic post you do the more clear your pathetic life becomes. I will assume that since you cannot vote over the internet and waiting in line with your bankie and bedpan in hand??????All you have is YAP, YAP. A harmless twit.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1110618 Apr 4, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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Caterpillar and John Deere make tractors for profit, imbecile.
Hypocritical Hollywood libs ship jobs overseas for greed and support the liar in chief Il Douche.
Corporations take advantage of tax breaks.

Corporations support whichever candidate they think is more friendly towards their business.

This idea that you think because a corporation supports a certain candidate means they do not take advantage of tax breaks makes you dumber than sh*t.(again)
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1110619 Apr 4, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Let me ask you directly then. Are the policies of this administration fact or fiction as outlined in this article?
President Obama's Marxist-Leninist Economics: Fact And Fiction
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2...
As the author points out,“Marxist-Leninist” connotes the brutal totalitarian police state of the late Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. There is NO comparison between Barack Obama’s statism and the genocidal, gulag-riddled regime of the Soviet Communists.
BUT that being said...Obama’s economic program is taken directly, if not deliberately, from the Marxist-Leninist playbook, and on that basis one may say that Obama tends toward Marxist-Leninist economics.
As I've pointed out before using this guy's reasoning, Theodore Roosevelt was also a Marxist.
Here's some other gems from this adjunct faculty member at this third rate college;

Abolish OSHA—the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Considering the epidemic explosion of Americans going onto permanent disability in the last few years, OSHA should be disbanded on the grounds of rank incompetence. Either that, or somebody needs to put the kibosh on the disability scam, because the American taxpayer shouldn’t have to pay for both a safety bureaucracy and record numbers of workers on disability.

Where the gentleman’s argument completely ignores that fact that a large number of people on disability are not there because of injury in the workplace.. But hey, lets not let facts get in the way of a good rant.
Social Security, privatize it.

set up a private account for each worker with his or her own name on it. Don’t ever let contributions to workers enter the U.S. Treasury. Pay off accrued benefits with a combination of cash and tradable shares in U.S. government assets (e.g., land, oil and gas leasing properties).

Exactly what are tradable securities in government assets and how they provide any return is left to the fertile imagination of others. Hey, details, details.
You're going to do better than that Carol.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1110620 Apr 4, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
Marx knew that his 10 strategies would move a society toward socialism. The great free-market economist Ludwig von Mises agreed with Marx that government interventions breed further interventions and tend inexorably toward socialism.(See his class essay,“Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism.”)
There is another vital point to understand about Marxist-Leninist economics: The greatest damage is done to the middle class. With his customary bloodthirsty malevolence, Lenin said,“The way to crush the bourgeoisie [middle class] is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
You may suppose that Obama isn’t implementing that aspect of Marxist-Leninist economics, but you would be mistaken. It’s true that income tax rates haven’t risen under Obama and inflation has only surfaced in a few areas (e.g., food and energy) but what you need to understand is that government borrowing is a tax hike on future taxpayers. Obama’s unprecedented deficit spending has been subsidized by the Federal Reserve, whose balance sheet has swelled as they have bought more and more federal debt (more than 60 percent of the total last year). Whenever the Fed’s zero interest rate policy ends, some combination of massive tax hikes and/or raging inflation will ensue, devastating the middle class.
Already, Obama’s economic policies have hurt the middle class. They have enervated the job market, raised food and energy bills, and been accompanied by falling incomes and net worth. If these are the results of Obama’s partial steps in a Marxist-Leninist direction, imagine the damage that would be wrought by a fuller implementation of such an agenda.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2...
As the author reiterates: "In closing, I repeat that we should not recklessly call Obama a 'Marxist-Leninist'....a fair description of Obama and his economic goals is to say that he is 'an interventionist, corporatist, statist, Big Government progressive, free-market-hating control freak who favors economic policies of a Marxist-Leninist flavor.'”
I agree totally.
Sure keep repeating these delusional rantings from this adjunct faculty member of some third rate college. They fit in well with your own delusional mind set.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1110621 Apr 4, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You carry around Bush-Bashing like Brass Knuckles, thug.
It's illegal but then so is black racism. Go figure.
It's the dark age we live in.
So if there is another racist person out there, it justifies you being a racist f*ck?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1110622 Apr 4, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Here's a source commie!
http://www.wcbm.com/includes/news_items/41/ne...
No, it's not mediamatters, rawstory or one of your propaganda sites. That must disappoint you.
It's bullshit__it's a fn lie.

Fun with words to trick the dumbest of the dumb.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1110623 Apr 4, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Always thought I could do stand up (with my dry wit sense of humor) but Obama's Marxist economic agenda isn't funny.
This so called "Marxist" agenda only exists in your own delusional hate warped mind Carol.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1110624 Apr 4, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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Imbecile, answer the question, stop the dodging, denial, dishonesty and dissembling.
Why don't your ilk object to Hollywood shipping jobs overseas for their own greed?
Because Hollywood is overwhelmingly liberal and Il Douche supporters.
Come on, Dopey, I know you can come up with something.
I answered the question. Why are you such an idiot. Corporations take advantage of every tax break they can regardless who is President.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1110625 Apr 4, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Keep spouting Leftist trash like this and you are liable to get a visit from Roto-Rooter very soon, babee;-)
Facts and reality always seem to upset you lowlife baggers. Hell you thought Roto - Rooter was a car until you were 65. That would be a great name for a Republican running for office though.

“Miss. Guided Liberal”

Since: Apr 14

Bumpass, VA

#1110626 Apr 4, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Lord, talk about a puppet. RIBBIT, RIBBIT, without idiots like you who are willing to believe anything at big brothers will. You are one dumb minion.
Hey there follow old geyser. That young feller seems to be right. Us solder than dirt socialists do want to steal from others because we aint got notin', not even our teeth!

I noticed yer light was still on at 3AM, that is, if yer the fellow in the room next to mine. Hey, don't ya think ya should change yer colostomy bag by now? Yer so full of sh*t that things gonna burst fer sure!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1110627 Apr 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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So if there is another racist person out there, it justifies you being a racist f*ck?
Works for you!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1110628 Apr 4, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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T We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based "Education" .
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The NEA, you mean the union?....how do they factor into educating children?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1110629 Apr 4, 2014
Liberal Science to ban urination....

"No, It’s Not Safe to Pee in the Pool, Says Science"

http://time.com/45424/no-its-not-safe-to-pee-...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1110630 Apr 4, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>It's bullshit__it's a fn lie.
Fun with words to trick the dumbest of the dumb.
The legal costs of election laws.

Kim Westbrook Strach is the North Carolina state elections supervisor who's office is charged with enforcing a "controversial" Voter ID law which was written in part by Ogletree Deacons attorney Phil Strach, the supervisors husband.

Mrs Westbrook released a nebulous study for which the only purpose was getting the Voter ID bill passed into law even though she was warned against the release due to the obvious conflict of interest.

765 persons voted in two states during the 2012 elections? Where's the proof? How many have been charged with voter fraud? How many voted in person? How many by absentee ballot? How many voted (D)(R) etc. No proof/details=bullcht.

35,000 + people who were registered and voted in NC in 2012 were also registered in another state. Those people had obviously moved to NC and hadn't yet been removed from the other states voter rolls,

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1110631 Apr 4, 2014
ByMELLODY HOBSONCBS NEWSMarch 31, 2014, 5:55 AM
Planning for retirement in your 20s

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When you're young and thinking ahead to retirement, decision-making is like growing a tree or building a bridge. Decisions you make now will have a direct impact on your financial well-being several years down the road. While each decade of your career is important for your retirement, your 20s present the greatest number of opportunities.

Here is an example to put things into perspective: If you put $4,000 a year -- or about 11.5 percent of a gross income of $35,000 -- into your retirement account at 22, you will have over $1 million by your early 60s, assuming a return on investment of 8 percent. Start saving for retirement 10 years later? You would have to more than double your annual contribution to reach the same dollar amount. So your 20s are really about taking advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you.

Here are some key steps to making great retirement decisions in your 20s:

Most importantly, make your financial health -- and financial future -- a priority. You have a lot of living ahead of you, so prepare for it. You survived college on ramen and with roommates, so what's a couple more years of living within your means to build a sound financial foundation? If you resist the urge to spend your paycheck on eating out or having your own apartment immediately, you can make a lot of progress in your 20s, both in terms of saving and addressing outstanding issues such as student loans.

Speaking of building foundations, before saving for retirement you should build an rainy day fund. I highly recommend tucking away four to six months' worth of expenses. You never know what is going to come up -- you could be laid off, you may have to make an unexpected move, or your car could break down. If you have some money set aside, you won't have to live and die by the dreaded credit card.

Tip number three: Make sure you have health coverage. You are only one accident or illness away from financial disaster if you don't have health insurance. I know you feel invincible in your 20s, but without coverage, you could rack up tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Also, if you don't have insurance now, it will cost you money more immediately. Under the Affordable Care Act, you will be fined for not having health insurance -- up to $695 or 1 percent of your income in 2016.

After you have taken care of the big three in your 20s, you can focus on your retirement funds, and be aggressive. Max out your 401K at least to your employer match. Aim to put aside 10 percent to 15 percent of your gross pay -- that is, your salary before taxes. You should throw in any tax refunds, birthday checks from Grandma or other lump sum monetary gains into your account. This will help you reach your goal and give you a little more flexibility. And take some risk in these funds -- you should have at least 90 percent of your money in stock mutual funds.

Finally, address your outstanding debts in a sensible order. Have private student loans? Credit card debts? Pay those down as quickly as possible, after focusing on your employer-backed retirement funds. Government student loans and other low-interest debt should not be the focus at this point.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1110632 Apr 4, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, in fact they were.
http://www.va.gov/opa/docs/suicide-data-repor...
it is fun to watch you self destruct like this...
are you purposefully making a total ass of yourself? no one can really be this stupid, can you? you'd really have to have someone tell you when to breathe, wouldn't you?
smackdown!
https://www.google.com/search...
in case you haven't noticed retard, we are in 2014--not 2012. Liberals are so stupid they don't even know what year it is.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1110633 Apr 4, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The legal costs of election laws.
Kim Westbrook Strach is the North Carolina state elections supervisor who's office is charged with enforcing a "controversial" Voter ID law which was written in part by Ogletree Deacons attorney Phil Strach, the supervisors husband.
Mrs Westbrook released a nebulous study for which the only purpose was getting the Voter ID bill passed into law even though she was warned against the release due to the obvious conflict of interest.
765 persons voted in two states during the 2012 elections? Where's the proof? How many have been charged with voter fraud? How many voted in person? How many by absentee ballot? How many voted (D)(R) etc. No proof/details=bullcht.
35,000 + people who were registered and voted in NC in 2012 were also registered in another state. Those people had obviously moved to NC and hadn't yet been removed from the other states voter rolls,
and how would an ID law stop people from voting in tow states? only if those states want the feds to oversee their elections.
i'd love to see them pass that law!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1110634 Apr 4, 2014
random post....

"t's what it all comes down to. Leftism promotes collective responsibility (i.e it's society's fault, it's racism, it's because I'm fat, etc etc) over individual responsibility."

Jake

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