Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262571 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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NuculurVodkaOpti on

Palm Coast, FL

#1127162 Apr 27, 2014
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I call bullshyt
Uh-oh! Lily's hammered again.
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1127163 Apr 27, 2014
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Right; "the magic negro", right up your succinct alley.
Shinny' does seem an idiot
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1127164 Apr 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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the problem is.....
So why don't blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple. Black people are not crazy. Being not crazy, they understand a simple truth about conservatives: They have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never.
black folks prefer the benevolent plantation master who feeds them regularly over the nasty capitalist who offers them the opportunity to succeed on their own.....

their choice.....

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1127165 Apr 27, 2014
Can we all just agree Jesus doesn't pick sides, God loves each and everyone of us, and we all want to help the poor and less fortunate but have different ideas on how best to do it?

And just stay on the subject of politics and how best to make this country a better place for all of us?

We have so much to be thankful for living in this country which we too often forget or take for granted.

WE have to remember that WE are the government. WE can do things better than politicians and bureaucrats. WE can take care of each other and provide opportunities so others can help themselves, WE hold power over those we elect, and We determine what's best for our lives.

But it is WE who must look to a higher power for guidance and to receive God's blessings. It can come from nowhere else. Otherwise, we will be a lost and divided country and we cannot stand.

God help us to see that before it's too late.

That's all I'm going to say about it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1127166 Apr 27, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what difference does that make?
you stated they were spending their SS checks and were poor..that myth is false.
"middle class" is a value set, not an income level.....

and income is not the same as wealth....

the average California casino patron is elderly, on Social Security, relatively low income, but not necessarily poor......
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1127167 Apr 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Consider myself a sinner saved by grace...think of me as the poster child of the prodigal daughter.
It's unfortunate you judge me because you falsely accuse me of not having any compassion for the poor when they are the core of my heart and my heart's desire to reach out to them.
But I am not fooled by an ideology who uses Christianity to pursue an agenda which is anything but Christ-like but, rather, political posturing for personal gain and power.
You shouldn't be fooled either. It's a ruse.
Translation - she is on Social Security and soon Medicare?

Libertarian philosophy - Suffer the little children ....Period!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1127168 Apr 27, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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The CA Indian Casino I went to had a large Bingo hall.
some do, others not.....

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1127169 Apr 27, 2014
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Ask our resident sinner!
Which one? That would be all of us. Thankfully, there's hope so we don't have to die in our sins - even before we physically die.

But my response, personally, would be the same as before. The words "In God we Trust" is just a reminder who we put our trust in - and it isn't money.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1127170 Apr 27, 2014
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Just because I believe organized religion keeps people ignorant doesn't mean I have anything against the people in general. They are all looking for something missing in their lives. So be it.
The Pope is a good man who acts upon what he feels in his heart not church doctrines. He has said he feels a close kinship with non-believers. How refreshing!! It is obvious that the Pope's principles are not those of the Republican party, a party that claims to be based on Christian principles. The result has been a shameful Republican backlash against the Pope.
one need go no further than today's charade where the Pope declared two of his predecessors to be saints based on dubious " miracles" to know that the Pope does not share the beliefs of non-Roman Christians......

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1127171 Apr 27, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Nope. Won't work, Liar.
The article is unclear about its data being exclusively relevant to Florida plus it lumps all gambling together:
"The council's blog stated "the largest numbers of gamblers comes from the poorest segments of the population." The council's president said he was speaking in general about gambling -- not specific to lotteries or casinos or to any specific location."
The article's title "The largest numbers of gamblers come from poorest segment of population, says Florida Family Policy Council" registers "Mostly False" on Politifact's Truth-O-Meter.
The data throughout this article is muddled and outdated, too, lending further dishonesty to Politifact's "Mostly False" Truth-O-Meter.
Boy, did you fall on your face with this one, babee:->
with a payout of only 50%, lottery players are clearly stupid, regardless of income.....

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Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1127172 Apr 27, 2014
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Right; "the magic negro", right up your succinct alley.
Isn't that what Harry Reid called him? What's wrong with shinning adding the word "magic"? Some are fooled by Obama's "tricks" after all.

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Mililani, HI

#1127173 Apr 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Actually, it was you who first tried to box Jesus into a progressive liberal corner a few days ago.
Thought you needed to know Jesus doesn't pick sides. And then it became a topic of discussion.
So either don't bring up the subject or don't represent the Christian faith falsely on here.
But God loves us both. Hope you love Him too. I know I do.
Your heart may be in the right place in wanting to help the poor. It's something we share. It's only your being misled by propagandists that divide us.
Interesting. You picked a side for Jesus.

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Mililani, HI

#1127174 Apr 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Consider myself a sinner saved by grace...think of me as the poster child of the prodigal daughter.
It's unfortunate you judge me because you falsely accuse me of not having any compassion for the poor when they are the core of my heart and my heart's desire to reach out to them.
But I am not fooled by an ideology who uses Christianity to pursue an agenda which is anything but Christ-like but, rather, political posturing for personal gain and power.
You shouldn't be fooled either. It's a ruse.
Again, your 'logic' indicates you believe reich wingers are more Christian without using religion as a tool.

So sad.... so sad...

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1127175 Apr 27, 2014
Toyota rumored to be moving US headquarters from California to Texas.....

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#1127176 Apr 27, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Toyota rumored to be moving US headquarters from California to Texas.....
doesn't surprise me.

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Brad

Marlborough, CT

#1127177 Apr 28, 2014
Yep,Ct. doesn't get it either.
Perry has gun manufacturers leaving the state and heading for Texas where they'll be able to still turn a profit.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1127178 Apr 28, 2014
Brad wrote:
Yep,Ct. doesn't get it either.
Perry has gun manufacturers leaving the state and heading for Texas where they'll be able to still turn a profit.
Unlike Democrat states like CT & Mass, Texas still believes in freedom and has an excellent record for job growth. They banned certain firearms here and that didn't do squat, we still have murders & stabbing in schools. Democrats love to find excuses to restrict freedom.

I have quite a ways to go, but I'm leaving CT when I retire and moving to a red state.

Texas sounds good. Any where there is less Democrats sounds good.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1127179 Apr 28, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Socialists, Marxists and Communists fall under one tent and protect each other. The mainstream media is no exception. They propagandize, lie, edit and black out the news to protect their fellow comrades in power.
Unless the majority starts figuring this out, we might as well roll over and play dead now. Because we will have officially gone over to the wrong side of history as a nation.
Sure dimwit, anybody who doesn't agree with your right wing agenda is a Socialist, Marxist, or Communist. People like you are just too damned ignorant to see that the real danger to this country and our democracy isn't coming from the left, but from the right. As Sinclair Lewis stated;
'When fascism comes to America, It will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross'
The real danger is coming from those who want to turn this country into a corporate plutocracy and privatize everything we take for granted like our roads, schools, mail delivery and correctional institutions not to operate them in the public interest but so that they can line their pockets.
The majority realizes this and rejects the nihilistic ideologies of those like you. We've seen from history the failure of this corporate fascism.

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PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1127180 Apr 28, 2014
flack wrote:
Keynesian Economics: Still Failing After All These Years
BY LOREN HEAL
04/30/2013
Keynesianism is still not working.
The central idea of the dominant economic philosophy in Washington, DC, is that when the private economy fails to produce enough demand, the government can and should step in to take up the economic slack. It should have been long since discredited. But like other bad ideas, people keep bringing it back.
No sane person would say we have not tried government spending to stimulate the economy. We've tried it over and over, and it does not work.
But still, some will beat a straw man until he cries for submission. Henry Blodgett, writing at Yahoo, noted that an important error had been uncovered in an influential economics finding.
Once the error was corrected, the "90% debt-to-GDP threshold" instantly disappeared. Higher government debt levels still correlated with slower economic growth, but the relationship was not nearly as pronounced. And there was no dangerous point-of-no-return that countries had to avoid exceeding at all costs.
The discovery of this simple math error eliminated one of the key "facts" upon which the austerity movement was based.
It also, in my opinion, settled the "stimulus vs. austerity" argument once and for all.
The argument is over. Paul Krugman has won. The only question now is whether the folks who have been arguing that we have no choice but to cut government spending while the economy is still weak will be big enough to admit that.
The straw man is twofold. First, debt is not just bad because it slows down the economy, which it does a little. Debt is bad because it eventually piles up and the interest crushes the economic life out of a nation.
Secondly, the 90% figure is important to those who identified the problem as the deficit (and taxes being too low), rather than as too much government that spends too much. Deficit and debt are symptoms of tring to spend our way out of a slow economy. As governments try to cushion the people from the effects of bad decisions or to spend their way to prosperity, they tend to develop high levels of debt.
Spending is the problem, not the solution. And should some "unexpected" set of conditions force a rise in interest rates, the huge debt will leave us without good options.
Europe has tried "austerity" since 2008, but the United States has not. The meaning of austerity is different over there: higher taxes on the people, with only a little more spending.
While dancing on the grave of austerity, the Keynesians sing a song of higher spending. Excess debt is fine, they chime, so high spending is nothing to worry about.
Contrary to Blodgett, all we have done since the 2010 elections is to keep the increases in government spending at bay. We are still spending an outrageous amount, and not getting anything for it.
Stimulus spending will continue to fail, because government spending, in and of itself, does not promote economic growth. There is no point going ever further into debt when doing so will not help.
If you say "A results in B," and B doesn't happen, then either A never happened or A does not, in fact, result in B. In this case, if you say "Government spending results in economic growth," and the economic growth doesn't happen, either government spending never happened or government spending does not, in fact, result in economic growth.
Yeah Loren Heal is just another right wing whack job from the Heartland Institute and Freedom Works who's bought and paid for by the Koch brothers.

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Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1127181 Apr 28, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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with a payout of only 50%, lottery players are clearly stupid, regardless of income.....
Galt ignores the utility factor in deciding whether to make a wager.

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