Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1640843 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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Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1155192 Jun 23, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
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Worst case scenario, price of gas goes up $1. The Middle East, if left alone, self destructs. The more we meddle there the more they hate us.
Just like they did on 911, right moron?
GayGhostsmama

Palm Coast, FL

#1155193 Jun 23, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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You have to be a total embarrassment to your family and yourself Waxballs....since i'm sure you have no friends no point in mentioning that.
You are a total embarrassment to your family because you have no friends and your balls have turned to wax, Honey?

Since: Mar 14

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#1155194 Jun 23, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Corporal Captain Ghostie is a troll who comes on here to name call and spew childish insults. He never adds to the conversation. He is best to be ignored.
Perhaps you're right.

As was written in Romans 8..."For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord"...

....it probably covers the radical progressive ideology too.

So no worries. Even Grey can't separate me from the love of God.

Grey can separate himself, however. And oppressing others' freedoms won't help bridge the gap.

Since: Sep 10

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#1155195 Jun 23, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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You said the only threat Sadam had against Iran was the chemical weapons.
George W Bush told the world that Sadam had chemical weapons, mobile chemical weapon labs, the ability to deliver these weapons & was working on a nuclear bomb.
So by your own words, Sadam was a threat to Iran.
A threat that was lifted when Bush killed Sadam
My God you are dumber than sh*t.
Ya got her there, Dave!!

Lowblow gets trapped in her own web of lies/distortion.

Reagan gave Saddam the weapons to fight Iran with, including chemical weapons.

Saddam was a existential threat to Iran.

Lowblow is an existential threat to human intelligence.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1155196 Jun 23, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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One would hope that America never puts the Republicans in charge again of anything for that matter. They are Americas Taliban.
29 of Obama's 57 states have Republican governors. You are aware of that, right Moonbat?
GayGhostsmama

Palm Coast, FL

#1155197 Jun 23, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text> You hate it when you get busted huh, freaky psycho. You cannot hide stupid.
Your freaky, psycho hatred is causing you to hide under my bust, Honey?

Since: Oct 08

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#1155198 Jun 23, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text> Hey idiot, Bush got elected...Err, appointed.
gee whiz, ghostie. Would that be spewed from your mouth if....elgore had been so summoned.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1155199 Jun 23, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>the democrats in Chicago did this once, with Stroger--he was dead but the family of blacks kept him hooked up on life support in order from him to win the election. Then his son was selected, um appointed--to keep the blacks in Chicago happy.
Can you see Hillary on life support? take a look-she already is.
You all are missing the point. Republicans can get maybe 45% of the vote so you better hope for a strong 3rd party candidate. Maybe that is the plan, the moderate wing runs a candidate and pulls the independent vote from Hillary and the Tea Bagging candidate wins with 42% of the vote. I guess it could happen.

You have to look at different scenarios, I mean Mitt had almost no path to the White House and with the way the Rep party is headed to the right they will have even less of a pool of voters.

Don't blame Homer.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1155200 Jun 23, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
We do realize Iran is calling the shots?
A senior Iranian Army commander warned the U.S. not to move an aircraft carrier back into the body of water which forms much of Iran's southern border.
Army chief Ataollah Salehi said that Iran would take unspecified action if the carrier returned to Gulf waters.
Israeli officials warned the US of potential US-Iranian cooperation in Iraq as being of utmost concern.
John Kerry is pushing Iraq's prime minister for more inclusive leadership today as al-Maliki's forces abandon the Jordanian border leaving the entire Western frontier beyond government control.
Obama is just busy pulling out the wedgies the rest of the world keeps giving him behind the trees on the golf course.
This doesn't look like a very good outcome folks.
Your boy Bush got rid of Saddam.

That allowed Iran to become the power broker in the region. DUH

Geez, we've only been telling you that for 10 years, you old hag!!

Iraq is none of our business. We wasted enough blood and treasure there.

Bush's wars left us broke. Our military is in tatters from over a decade of non-stop wars, begun by the boy blunder, Dubya!!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1155201 Jun 23, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text> Hey idiot, Bush got elected...Err, appointed.
Bush "got" elected?

Dod you "got" an endumacation, E-1?

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

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#1155202 Jun 23, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Russia ( and as the Soviet Union) has support Iran for decades.
According to George W Bush, Sadam was indeed a threat to Iran.
And now you are trying to say Sadam was influencing the world's view of Iran. No one said they did & it is irrelevant to the Iraq/Iran relationship at the beginning of this century.
You said Sadam's strength was in his use of chemical weapons.
Bush said he had chemical weapons all over the place & was developing nuclear weapons.
I'd say that would be a threat.
Quit blaming Obama for Iran's growth in power & influence. It grew during the Iraq War.
Dave you seem to have taken another turn away from your claim that if only Bush had left Saddam in power he would have been a major deterrent to Iran.

Reality: Saddam was bluffing. He had removed his chemical weapons--where or completely--who knows. Saddam posed no threat to Iran.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1155203 Jun 23, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Flack is positively drooling at the thought of more American blood being shed.
Homer is drooling at the thought of 3,000 more Americans being slaughtered on American soil because his party leaders cannot deal with issues. The only answer Democrats ever have is to lie and raise taxes and lower the standard of living for everyone.
lilys children

Palm Coast, FL

#1155204 Jun 23, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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So says the fool that gets laughed at daily with his bizarre copy and paste crap. Not to even mention your predictions that only make you look even more stupid. Almost every post you feel compelled to call names idiot hypocrite. You only attempt to promote yourself and fail miserable with your personal life, most is BS anyway. Have you ever in the history of this board seen anyone change their mind???? Hell no...When I first came on here I attempted to be polite and learned real quick when dealing with righties,,,,, there is no way ...So from me to you and carol GFY.
Oh, Auntie Gay Ghost, mama lily's filthy tongue is rubbing off on you, too! No more visits to Bumpass until you clean that old tongue of yours!
TPRTY

United States

#1155205 Jun 23, 2014
Conservatives are bashing Hillary for her laughable comments — not her wealth.

Among the nine “representative examples” that are cited, only one takes a shot at how she obtained her money and not a single one of them criticizes Clinton for “being so rich” or “being so wealthy.”

Meanwhile, as is wholly consistent with the actual “Right-wing” objection to Clinton’s tone-deaf comments, all but one mocked Clinton for preposterously pretending that, after they had left the White House, she and Bill went through a “not easy” period of “struggle” and were forced ignominiously to “piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses,” and “for Chelsea’s education.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/380015/...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1155206 Jun 23, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
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Worst case scenario, price of gas goes up $1. The Middle East, if left alone, self destructs. The more we meddle there the more they hate us.
Opinion | March 6, 2012
How Higher Gas Prices Hurt Less Affluent Consumers and the Economy
By: Isabel V. Sawhill

With rising gas prices now rivaling unemployment as a key issue in this year’s election, both the president and his Republican opponents have been speaking out about what, if anything, should be done. Republicans argue that the nation needs more domestic oil and gas production while the president notes that oil is produced and sold on world markets, meaning that domestic supplies have a small impact on prices. That said, rising gas prices do affect both consumers and the economy adversely, and they are especially harmful to lower- and moderate-income households.
One assumption is that these households do not all own cars, that many use mass transit instead. Looking at all households with annual incomes less than $50,000, it turns out that the vast majority (80%) do own cars, and a significant portion (over a third) own more than one car. Of course, even if they do not own cars, higher gas prices can affect mass transit riders as well once higher costs show up at the fare box, although this undoubtedly occurs with more of a lag.
Among low-to-moderate-income households that do own cars, they drove about 10,000 miles and spent about $1,500 on motor fuel during 2010 when the average price of gasoline was about $2.80. Gas prices are now approaching $3.80 a gallon, and some observers believe they could reach $5.00 by this summer. Every dollar increase, holding the number of miles driven constant, would cost these moderate- and lower-income households an extra $530 per year. For a family with an annual income of $20,000, this is an additional 2.7% of their total income. Although higher gas prices eventually encourage consumers to cut back on driving or switch to more fuel-efficient vehicles, in the short-run they may have few options but to cut back on other expenditures in the family budget. Since low- and moderate-income families’ spend most of their income on average, in the very short run they can only choose between spending less on other items and going further into debt. In addition, less spending on other items operates much like higher taxes in slowing an incipient recovery. In other words, higher gas prices drain purchasing power from the economy. That means that these families get hit twice: once by the direct impact on their household budgets but a second time when higher prices retard the economic recovery. In a paper published (PDF) in the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity on the contribution of oil price shocks to past U.S. recessions, James D. Hamilton finds that they slowed GDP growth significantly, often enough to tip the economy into a recession. Goldman Sachs estimates that just the oil price increase since December will shave between a quarter and a half of a percentage point off of real GDP growth over the next year, and the effects could be more dire if oil prices continue to rise.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1155207 Jun 23, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Earlier you claimed that it was the use of chemical weapons that gave Sadam his advantage over Iran.
But George W Bush told the world all about Sadam's chemical weapons, his mobile chemical weapon laboratories, his nuclear programs & that Sadam might already have a nuclear weapon.
So your claim that Sadam was not a threat to Iran this century is not true at all.
If Iran believed Sadam had these things then they would take Sadam as a threat & protect themselves.
When Bush took Sadam out & no WMDs were found, then Iran was free to do other things.
You still want to argue about this or are you going to admit you were wrong?
She changes her story to suit her current menopause symptoms.

She's having hot flashes at the moment.

Catch her in one lie, she changes to another lie.

Bush saved Iran from another war with Iraq. He also put Shiites in charge, thus giving Iran a puppet in Baghdad.

If Saddam was still in power, the Middle East would be stable. We unleashed far worse violence than Saddam ever could have mustered on his own.

All thanks to George Bush and his stupid 'let's bring 'em democracy'.

How'd that work out??

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1155208 Jun 23, 2014
To be sure, in the longer term, consumers will adjust how much they drive and how much they spend on gas in response to higher prices at the pump. Research suggests that in the short term — less than a year — the so-called price elasticity of demand for gas is about -0.25, meaning that if the price of gas goes up 10%, consumers will demand 2.5% less gas. In the long term, the elasticity is closer to -0.6. If we apply these numbers to the gas expenditure figures above, I estimate that a $1.00 increase in the price of gas will result in low- and moderate-income families spending about $350 more on gas in the short term. These estimates represent an average for all low- and moderate-income families. Certain households, such as those living in rural areas without access to public transportation and thus no way to get out of their cars, will be hit even harder.

Rising gas prices produce a level of hardship for a group that is already suffering from high levels of unemployment and stagnant or declining real wages. Even in good times, but especially in recessions, the least skilled are far more likely to be unemployed. In January 2012, the unemployment rate was 4.2% for those with a college degree, 8.4% for those with only a high school degree and a staggering 13.1% for high school dropouts. Similarly, a 2011 report by the National Employment Law Project found that since the start of the recession, while workers in higher-wage occupations saw 0.9% real wage growth, mid-wage workers’ wages fell by 0.9% and low-wage workers experienced a 2.3% decline in real wages.

Most experts do not believe there is much that government can do to reduce oil price spikes caused by unrest in the Middle East or other short-term factors. But the government can at least cushion such effects by providing unemployment insurance benefits, payroll tax cuts or other assistance to lower-income households to help offset the impact of higher gas prices on both their pocketbooks and the strength of the economic recovery.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1155209 Jun 23, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Bush "got" elected?
Dod you "got" an endumacation, E-1?
He was appointed.either way he ruined every thing that idiot touched.

Since: Mar 14

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#1155210 Jun 23, 2014
Homer wrote:
I guess Homer was wrong I said 10 years to overcome the Bush legacy, better make it 15 to 20 years. My bad.
The Bush legacy was low unemployment, recovering from 9/11 and a strong GDP.

The 111 Democrats who supported Bush's noble efforts in Iraq became weasels for nothing more than personal gain when the political winds changed.

That's part of the legacy, Homer.

The vast majority of Democrats in Congress refused to believe the warnings by both Bush and Bernanke that a housing market crisis was imminent is also part of the legacy.

That's also part of the legacy.

The Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Another part of the legacy.

But if you want to blame Bush for a sluggish six-year recovery with no end in sight, the ObamaCare fiasco and the world imploding all around us because of indecisive and weak leadership, you go right ahead until the cows come home if it keeps you happy inside your little bubble.

Just avoid things that are prickly or have tiny points.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1155211 Jun 23, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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With his illegitimate daughter-Yeah- parroting him. Heck, Yeah is just one big parrot. Best to ignore both.
agree

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