Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1403354 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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angel

Boise, ID

#1123355 Apr 22, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Polls show Charlie Crist beating him. The Democrats have to get out and vote in big numbers; that's the only way to do it.
Meanwhile; what about these sickos in VA?
Virginia white supremacists sneak Easter eggs filled with racist notes into kids’ celebration
Update: The Southern Poverty Law Center’s David Neiwert pointed out that the idea for putting racist messages in Easter eggs originated with White Man’s March founder Kyle Hunt, who insisted that he was not targeting children.
“[T]hat overlooks the fact that Easter eggs are in fact targeted to children,” Neiwert observed
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/21/virgini...
Where would the Right be today if not for Banal Evil and Willful Venal Idiocy?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1123356 Apr 22, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! My dad, a life long West Virginia Democrat(there is a difference), called Obama a "fcuking commie" and he only watches the local ABC channel and the ABC Nightly News!!! So much for that!!!!
IN this documentary, the mans wife said that it started when her husband had a long commute everyday to work and started listening to rightwing radio. Your father probably listens to it too; ask him.

Do you realize the conflicting statements that are continually made about President Obama?
"He's an elitist, he's protecting the 1%, he's a Muslim, socialist, Marxist, communist" non of that goes together at all. I think it's all a guise for racism; I know you hate that thought, but I do think it's true because non of the other stuff is at all, if you're truly a thinking person you could deduce that for yourself.

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1123357 Apr 22, 2014
Rasmussen: GOP takes a one point lead in the generic ballot, 41-40. Trailed Dems by two points last week and four points a month ago
Mrs Robinson

Palm Coast, FL

#1123358 Apr 22, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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I would be shocked if that idiot gets re-elected. I see where he is proposing a number of things including reducing taxes in hopes of fooling enough voters to accomplish just that. I personally believe that he is toast, but Florida has a storied past...One can only hope.
Don't worry your old Bumpass, Gay Ghost. My son-in-law can't run in Florida again, at least not for the presidency. Even those voters are on to him now, except for the heavily intoxicated ones.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1123359 Apr 22, 2014
#11 The average student loan debt in the United States is $32,250.
#12 The average mortgage debt in the United States is $149,925.
#13 Overall, U.S. consumers are $11,360,000,000,000 in debt.
#14 The U.S. national debt is currently sitting at $17,263,040,455,036.20, and it is being reported that is has grown by $6.666 trillion during the Obama years so far. Most of the burden of servicing that debt is going to fall on the middle class (if the middle class is able to survive that long).
#15 According to the Congressional Budget Office, interest payments on the national debt will nearly quadruple over the next ten years.
#16 Back in 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance. Today, only 54.9 percent of all Americans are covered by employment-based health insurance.
#17 More Americans than ever find themselves forced to turn to the government for help with health care. At this point, 82.4 million Americans live in a home where at least one person is enrolled in the Medicaid program.
#18 There are 46.5 million Americans that are living in poverty, and the poverty rate in America has been at 15 percent or above for 3 consecutive years. That is the first time that has happened since 1965.
#19 While Barack Obama has been in the White House, the number of Americans on food stamps has gone from 32 million to 47 million.
#20 While Barack Obama has been in the White House, the percentage of working age Americans that are actually working has declined from 60.6 percent to 58.6 percent.
#21 While Barack Obama has been in the White House, the average duration of unemployment in the United States has risen from 19.8 weeks to 37.1 weeks.
#22 Middle-wage jobs accounted for 60 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession, but they have accounted for only 22 percent of the jobs created since then.
#23 It is hard to believe, but an astounding 53 percent of all American workers make less than $30,000 a year in wages.
#24 Approximately one out of every four part-time workers in America is living below the poverty line.
#25 According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, an all-time record 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program each month.
#26 The U.S. government has spent an astounding 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs over the past five years.
#27 Only 35 percent of all Americans say that they are better off financially than they were a year ago.
#28 Only 19 percent of all Americans believe that the job market is better than it was a year ago.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1123360 Apr 22, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Ben Franklin birthday today: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
How did you feel about Bush's Patriot Act and the creation of the biggest single government agency, Homeland Security; that employs a half million people?

Adam 36

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1123361 Apr 22, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Right; the Black Panthers are going to come to your house with a billy club
I have a large Second Amendment Zone they are welcome to enjoy
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1123362 Apr 22, 2014
Well, it's been fun...
angel

Boise, ID

#1123363 Apr 22, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me see if I got this right...
Under Reagan everything the dot com boom needed to happen was put in place, and as a result the economic boom of the 90s happened, and nothing trickled down to anyone.
Is that what you're saying?
Oh,Reagan gets credit for the dot.com boom?
Ill bet he invented shoes and the sextant too didnt he?
Reagan shifted the Tax Burden off the Rich and onto the backs of the Middle Class and guess what?
Didnt do much for the 'vibrancy' of the Middle Class.
Mrs Robinson

Palm Coast, FL

#1123364 Apr 22, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
He posts lie after lie. Has no shame, has no brain.
That's why my son-in-law secured Lie of the Year, and why he also secured the presidency in 2008 and 2012. If you only knew the rest of the story, even a pervert like you would blush.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1123365 Apr 22, 2014
As if the middle class didn't have enough to deal with, now here comes Obamacare.

As I have written about previously, Obamacare is going to mean higher taxes and much higher health insurance premiums for middle class Americans.

Not only that, but millions of hard working Americans are going to end up losing their jobs or having their hours cut back thanks to Obamacare. For example, a fry cook named Darnell Summers recently told Barack Obama directly that he and his fellow workers "were broken down to part time to avoid paying health insurance"...

And the Congressional Budget Office now says that Obamacare could result in the loss of 2.3 million full-time jobs by 2021.

Several million people will reduce their hours on the job or leave the workforce entirely because of incentives built into President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

That would mean job losses equal to 2.3 million full-time jobs by 2021, in large part because people would opt to keep their income low to stay eligible for federal health care subsidies or Medicaid, the agency said. It had estimated previously that the law would lead to 800,000 fewer jobs by that year.
But even if we got rid of Obamacare tomorrow that would not solve the problems of the middle class.

The middle class has been shrinking for a very long time, and something dramatic desperately needs to be done.

The numbers that I shared above simply cannot convey the level of suffering that is going on out there on the streets of America today. That is why I also like to share personal stories when I can. Below, I have posted an excerpt from an open letter to Barack Obama that a woman with a Master's degree and 30 years of work experience recently submitted to the Huffington Post. What this formerly middle class lady is having to endure because of this horrible economy is absolutely tragic...

Dear Mr. President,

I write to you today because I have nowhere else to turn. I lost my full time job in September 2012. I have only been able to find part-time employment -- 16 hours each week at $12 per hour -- but I don't work that every week. For the month of December, my net pay was $365. My husband and I now live in an RV at a campground because of my job loss. Our monthly rent is $455 and that doesn't include utilities. We were given this 27-ft. 1983 RV when I lost my job.

This is America today. We have no running water; we use a hose to fill jugs. We have no shower but the campground does. We have a toilet but it only works when the sewer line doesn't freeze -- if it freezes, we use the campground's restrooms. At night, in my bed, when it's cold out, my blanket can freeze to the wall of the RV.

We don't have a stove or an oven, just a microwave, so regular-food cooking is out. Recently we found a small toaster oven on sale so we can bake a little now because eating only microwaved food just wasn't working for us. We don't have a refrigerator, just an icebox (a block of ice cost about $1.89). It keeps things relatively cold. If it's freezing outside, we just put things on the picnic table.
You can read the rest of her incredibly heartbreaking letter right here.

This is not the America that I remember.

What in the world is happening to us?

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1123366 Apr 22, 2014
angel wrote:
<quoted text> Ah.
The old "If You Werent Lazy You Would be a Corporate CEO Too!" bullshit argument.
Do you have a thought of your own DB?
Or do you have to extract every one of them from the Koch Bro.s Propaganda Tan-Track first?
You spew progressive dribble all day long. This makes you sound like a hypocrite

So, you dislike Koch but you fail to mention Soros and Steyer?

Both billionaires neck deep into politics.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1123367 Apr 22, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
<spam>
The bottom line is, eventually, you have to give the Democrats what they whine for... thus, a tax collector for the welfare state emerges. As a result of giving the Democrats what they want, we have created a culture with the norm of fathers abandoning their fmaily, for one example of a general characteristic.
source for your assertion about absent fathers?

i've got one.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr071.pdf

please read it before you try to make one of your standard replies. if you do you might glean tidbits like this....among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

I never have understood those white folks. Odd creatures they are with their 'make sure they're born so we can forget about them' thing.

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1123368 Apr 22, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
IN this documentary, the mans wife said that it started when her husband had a long commute everyday to work and started listening to rightwing radio. Your father probably listens to it too; ask him.
Do you realize the conflicting statements that are continually made about President Obama?
"He's an elitist, he's protecting the 1%, he's a Muslim, socialist, Marxist, communist" non of that goes together at all. I think it's all a guise for racism; I know you hate that thought, but I do think it's true because non of the other stuff is at all, if you're truly a thinking person you could deduce that for yourself.
Yes, they do. The leaders of Marxist regimes always used the rich to rise to the top.

To think Patrick was bashing someone for using what he claimed was party slogans and you come along and dust off "racism" whenever someone is critical of Obama.
angel

Boise, ID

#1123369 Apr 22, 2014
Mrs Robinson wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, everything about Obamacare is a lie. That is why my son-in-law is the recipient of Lie of the Year. He is so adept at the art that even Walmart employees like you are still fooled by him, which is why I am still able to live with him in the White House free of charge at your and other taxpayer's expense.
Awwwww.
Isnt the naive wit of Teabagging Imbeciles cute?

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1123370 Apr 22, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
How did you feel about Bush's Patriot Act and the creation of the biggest single government agency, Homeland Security; that employs a half million people?
How do you feel about NSA's abuse of the law?
dem

United States

#1123371 Apr 22, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't recover any Russian whores from the pit the government dug with the backhoe they brought with them on the raid to bury the herd they planned to slaughter. Only recovered slaughtered cattle, and still counting.

So.....

The government brought a big backhoe dig a big hole and cowboys to round up cattle along with their paramilitary assault team.
Bundy found the hole the backhoe dug to bury the cattle the government planned to slaughter.
I doubt the government planned to slaughter only a portion of that herd. For some reason, the government stopped slaughtering the cattel at about a hundred or so. Firm counts haven't yet from the recovery of all the cattle corpses the government buried in the hole they dug with the backhoe they brought with them on the raid.

So, it's obvious the government planned to slaughter the entire herd, and for some reason they stopped slaughtering the cattle after about a hundred or so.

Why did the government change its plan and stop slaughtering the cattle?

What idiot thinks the agency that planned to slaughter the entire herd of a rancher living in the home state of the Majority Leader of the Senate of the same party as the administration wouldn't get his approval before they slaughtered that herd?
That's a lie. And you are fkn liar.
dem

United States

#1123372 Apr 22, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>I think you got that wrong.....

These idiot progressives prove daily that everything is entirely politically motivated, rhyme, reason, common sense and the facts are basically an inconvenience..
Says the dumb 24/7 topix skank.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1123373 Apr 22, 2014
I can answer that question in one word. Liberalism. Orwell had a word for it. Newspeak.

In this unfortunately Orwellian world we live in we are seeing more and more misuse of language, and alteration of meaning. Here is a mostly complete current list, negative a few you can help me define better. Please feel free to make the ones on the list more eloquent or informative. or comment on ones to add that you don't see.

--Collateral damage (Newspeak)= Term used by the United States to define an innocent person being murdered in war (undeclared or otherwise), with the defense that they were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
(Ironic note: Could be the term used by Osama Bin Laden to describe why he killed so many Americans on 911)

--Patriot act (Newspeak)= Bill passed in the United States designed make you feel like a patriotic While taking away most right the original patriots fought to protect.

--Spreading democracy(Doublethink)= Ranging from the act of silent regime change, to full scale war against a supposed dictator. Ironically done by a republic, not a democracy.

--Land of the free (Doublethink)= The most prosperous and free nation, which House more people in its Prison System Complex than every other nation combined. Without even having more people in its nation than some individual countries.

--Free speech (Doublethink)= In America you can say what you want without punishment. Unless you release military files, Or are a company on the internet. Or are a whistelblower. Or post anti government sentimence on the internet or elsewhere. Or even a journalist who still investigates.

--Free Election (newspeak)= Elections held with the appearance of choice. Even though there are ever only 2 choices, and the educated majority of Americans hate them both.

--Liberal (semantic)= A democrat

--Conservative (semantic)= A republican

--Imminent Threat (newspeak)= A person who may be working with AL-Qaeda or an 'associated force'
" " = a threat that is real, imagined, speculated or contrived by the King and his court that could take place now, soon, days, weeks, years, decades or never.

--Corporate Personhood (Newspeak)= Rewriting of the bill of writes to serve corporate interest as opposed to individual interest. Since corporations are people, they are still serving the "people".

--Conspiracy Theory (newspeak)= A) A horrible piece of news that is yet to be confirmed or denied. B) A statistically unlikely set of coincidences.

--Revenue Enhancement (Newspeak)= The raising of taxes on the citizens, for the government.

--Arab Spring (Doublethink)= A mass protest for liberation by many Arab countries, that was used by the U.S. and U.N. for regime changes all across the Arab world.

--Domestic Terrorist (Newspeak)= Any person who openly supports the constitution, openly disagrees with current U.S. policies, or openly supports Ron Paul or an 'associated' liberty candidate.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1123374 Apr 22, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! My dad, a life long West Virginia Democrat(there is a difference), called Obama a "fcuking commie" and he only watches the local ABC channel and the ABC Nightly News!!! So much for that!!!!
Your examples at convincing others is truly comical...I strongly suspect that if you were to quit using yourself and other family dummies as examples of normal Americans it would be helpful.

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