Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1384165 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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TIndependentMajo rity

London, KY

#1158627 Jun 29, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton??? You f*cking lying POS it was the Republicans that pushed for the end of Glass Steagall.
They passed in in Congress.
Information?? You are the queen of misinformation.
It is your ilk that pushed for deregulation.
Care to elaborate DUH A Vey....

Here..I'll start it for you....

(quote) "In 1984 and 1988, the Senate passes bills that would lift major restrictions under Glass-Steagall, but in each case the House blocks passage. In 1991, the Bush administration puts forward a repeal proposal, winning support of both the House and Senate Banking Committees, but the House again defeats the bill in a full vote. And in 1995, the House and Senate Banking Committees approve separate versions of legislation to get rid of Glass-Steagall, but conference negotiations on a compromise fall apart.

Attempts to repeal Glass-Steagall typically pit insurance companies, securities firms, and large and small banks against one another, as factions of these industries engage in turf wars in Congress over their competing interests and over whether the Federal Reserve or the Treasury Department and the Comptroller of the Currency should be the primary banking regulator.

Oct.-Nov. 1999


Congress passes Financial Services Modernization Act


After 12 attempts in 25 years, Congress finally repeals Glass-Steagall, rewarding financial companies for more than 20 years and $300 million worth of lobbying efforts. Supporters hail the change as the long-overdue demise of a Depression-era relic.

On Oct. 21, with the House-Senate conference committee deadlocked after marathon negotiations, the main sticking point is partisan bickering over the bill's effect on the Community Reinvestment Act, which sets rules for lending to poor communities. Sandy Weill calls..... President Clinton in the evening to try to break the deadlock after Senator Phil Gramm, chairman of the Banking Committee, warned Citigroup lobbyist Roger Levy that Weill has to get White House moving on the bill or he would shut down the House-Senate conference. Serious negotiations resume, and a deal is announced at 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 22. Whether Weill made any difference in precipitating a deal is unclear.

On Oct. 22, Weill and John Reed issue a statement congratulating Congress and President Clinton, including 19 administration officials and lawmakers by name.

The House AND Senate approve a final version of the bill on Nov. 4, and Clinton signs it into law later that month.(unquote)
ThIndependentMaj ority

London, KY

#1158628 Jun 29, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Dems beat themselves.
Need to start calling that kind of stuff "dem having some Duh A Vey moments" lol.

Personal details
Born Robert Edward Rubin
August 29, 1938 (age 75)
New York City
Political party Democratic

Robert Edward Rubin (born August 29, 1938) is an American economist and banking executive. He served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton administration. Before his government service, he spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs, eventually serving as a member of the board and co-chairman from 1990 to 1992; Rubin oversaw the loosening of financial industry underwriting guidelines which had been intact since the 1930s.(aka FDR's "Banking Holiday aka The Glass-Steagal Act")

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1158629 Jun 29, 2014
ReadyForHillary wrote:
<quoted text> with your party's cooperation, you tell me where.
Which party would that be?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1158630 Jun 29, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
But that's just a lie you've been brainwashed into believing.
Sounds more like a personal problem.
If you really want to walk into this idiotic non argument of 'Southern Democrats' versus republicans, that's fine son.

Good luck. Have fun. And remain backward by choice.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1158631 Jun 29, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Try to image the US "without" social security babe and then don't get back to me.
Actually, all they need to do is fight to kill it and / or medicare.

Then nature will take it's course.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1158632 Jun 29, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"yuck"
Little girl I would bet anything you are a liberal loon, a president nobama fanny kisser.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
lol! I've voted for at least 3 parties in my lifetime son. One of them republican.

You lose... big time.

And like I said, you can't payoff anyway.

So I'm still right!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158633 Jun 29, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt talking to himself in the mirror
Galt resides in Temecula, whether you fools choose to believe it or not....

as compared to Karma the fool, who posts from a NYC Bocajew rathole like Elmont....

Galt cares not at all what you think....
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1158634 Jun 29, 2014
TIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Care to elaborate DUH A Vey....
Here..I'll start it for you....
(quote) "In 1984 and 1988, the Senate passes bills that would lift major restrictions under Glass-Steagall, but in each case the House blocks passage. In 1991, the Bush administration puts forward a repeal proposal, winning support of both the House and Senate Banking Committees, but the House again defeats the bill in a full vote. And in 1995, the House and Senate Banking Committees approve separate versions of legislation to get rid of Glass-Steagall, but conference negotiations on a compromise fall apart.
Attempts to repeal Glass-Steagall typically pit insurance companies, securities firms, and large and small banks against one another, as factions of these industries engage in turf wars in Congress over their competing interests and over whether the Federal Reserve or the Treasury Department and the Comptroller of the Currency should be the primary banking regulator.
Oct.-Nov. 1999
Congress passes Financial Services Modernization Act
After 12 attempts in 25 years, Congress finally repeals Glass-Steagall, rewarding financial companies for more than 20 years and $300 million worth of lobbying efforts. Supporters hail the change as the long-overdue demise of a Depression-era relic.
On Oct. 21, with the House-Senate conference committee deadlocked after marathon negotiations, the main sticking point is partisan bickering over the bill's effect on the Community Reinvestment Act, which sets rules for lending to poor communities. Sandy Weill calls..... President Clinton in the evening to try to break the deadlock after Senator Phil Gramm, chairman of the Banking Committee, warned Citigroup lobbyist Roger Levy that Weill has to get White House moving on the bill or he would shut down the House-Senate conference. Serious negotiations resume, and a deal is announced at 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 22. Whether Weill made any difference in precipitating a deal is unclear.
On Oct. 22, Weill and John Reed issue a statement congratulating Congress and President Clinton, including 19 administration officials and lawmakers by name.
The House AND Senate approve a final version of the bill on Nov. 4, and Clinton signs it into law later that month.(unquote)
And thus, the financial demise begain....

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1158635 Jun 29, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I've voted for at least 3 parties in my lifetime son. One of them republican.
You lose... big time.
And like I said, you can't payoff anyway.
So I'm still right!
"yuck"
Little girl we all know you have voted for at least 3 parties, maybe more in your lifetime;
- democrat
- socialists
- communist
- liberal loon
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158636 Jun 29, 2014
zzz wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree but my sister was named the executor of my family's estate she is qualified to have handled the entire procedure by herself but she chose to hire a attorney with an unimpeachable reputation because unfortunately I have 2 members of the family who are greedy. I knew my one sister would do the honest thing by all parties but she also knew if she handled it by herself the innuendos and suggestions of her keeping a bigger portion for herself would last her entire lifetime.
I don't blame her she handled the entire thing with class and she even found a relative who had been believed possibly dead since no one had heard from him in over 30 years. My 2 greedy family members claimed my sister had kept the missing relative's share(all lies since it was in trust account in the bank the entire time) anyway she found him and sent his portion directly to him. The 2 greedy relatives had egg on their faces for all the lies that told.
Money does strange things to some people.
LMAO
that can happen, unfortunately.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158637 Jun 29, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Do they?
never try to answer when you don't understand the question.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158638 Jun 29, 2014
ReadyForHillary wrote:
WWW.REALCLEARPOLITICS.COM
2016 latest election polls.
the old lady was also a lock eight years ago, when Hussein wasn't even in the polls....
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1158639 Jun 29, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"yuck"
Little girl we all know you have voted for at least 3 parties, maybe more in your lifetime;
- democrat
- socialists
- communist
- liberal loon
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
lol! Wow son.

Another lie!

And like I said you still can't payoff!

Typical reich winger. Claims up the ying yang supported by hot air!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158640 Jun 29, 2014
ReadyForHillary wrote:
Battleground Texas an organization built to change Texas from Red To Blue is in full force working since last year to make that state purple and possibly Blue by registering Democratic voters who haven't voted in the past, Texas according to a recent article has
Enough Democratic voters to turn the state Solid Blue, Texas also has the lowest minority turn out on election day, but Battleground Texas is currently working to make the state competitive for dems, with the help of Obama campaign staff, if Republicans lose Texas, they can not win the white house, as it has been predicted Texas will be Blue by 2020.
perhaps, if you can fraudulently register enough illegal aliens as voters........
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1158641 Jun 29, 2014
ROTFLMAO!!!!!

Ya gotta love the nutty reich wing! They find more and more ways to entertain us!

Ah well! That's the way they make their living... in a make believe world!

"Conservative Rage at Soccer and World Cup Is Nothing New
Posted: 06/28/2014 8:55 pm EDT Updated: 4 hours ago

Many Americans were incredulous to hear Fox News' resident expert on psychiatry -- and on conspiracy theory -- Dr. Keith Ablow claim that President Obama is using the World Cup to distract Americans at "a time when there are so many national and international issues of such prominence."

But it took Stephen Colbert to examine the conspiracy theory of Fox News' Keith Ablow and to confirm Ablow's theory by rhetorically (and mockingly) asking on his show, "How often does Barack Obama run for president? Every four years. How often is there a World Cup? Every four years."

And if Americans were still not convinced of the liberal soccer and World Cup conspiracy and of how un-American, subversive and unpatriotic soccer is -- the growing interest in the sport being "a sign of the nation's moral decay" -- they just had to read the nine-point manifesto by another expert on the American psyche, Ann Coulter.

Among Coulter's most brilliant points:

There is no accountability in soccer, little self-expression, not much prospect for personal humiliation, for personal disgrace or major injury ("After a soccer game, every player gets a ribbon and a juice box") and, God forbid, girls can play with boys in soccer. For all these reasons, Liberal moms -- "soccer moms" -- love this sport, Coulter suggests.

Coulter buttresses her warning that the growing interest in soccer is a sign of our nation's moral decay with the facts that soccer "is foreign... the French like it," it is "like the metric system" and, worst of all, "You can't use your hands in soccer."

But Coulter saves her most eloquent and compelling point, and hope, for last:

If more 'Americans' are watching soccer today, it's only because of the demographic switch affected by Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.

Keith Ablow and Ann Coulter are not the first to warn Americans about the growing evil influence and moral decay represented by that fureign game of soccer and, every four years, by that pagan, un-American spectacle, the so-called World Cup...."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158642 Jun 29, 2014
Yeah wrote:
ROTFLMAO!!!!!
Ya gotta love the nutty reich wing! They find more and more ways to entertain us!
Ah well! That's the way they make their living... in a make believe world!
"Conservative Rage at Soccer and World Cup Is Nothing New
Posted: 06/28/2014 8:55 pm EDT Updated: 4 hours ago
Many Americans were incredulous to hear Fox News' resident expert on psychiatry -- and on conspiracy theory -- Dr. Keith Ablow claim that President Obama is using the World Cup to distract Americans at "a time when there are so many national and international issues of such prominence."
But it took Stephen Colbert to examine the conspiracy theory of Fox News' Keith Ablow and to confirm Ablow's theory by rhetorically (and mockingly) asking on his show, "How often does Barack Obama run for president? Every four years. How often is there a World Cup? Every four years."
And if Americans were still not convinced of the liberal soccer and World Cup conspiracy and of how un-American, subversive and unpatriotic soccer is -- the growing interest in the sport being "a sign of the nation's moral decay" -- they just had to read the nine-point manifesto by another expert on the American psyche, Ann Coulter.
Among Coulter's most brilliant points:
There is no accountability in soccer, little self-expression, not much prospect for personal humiliation, for personal disgrace or major injury ("After a soccer game, every player gets a ribbon and a juice box") and, God forbid, girls can play with boys in soccer. For all these reasons, Liberal moms -- "soccer moms" -- love this sport, Coulter suggests.
Coulter buttresses her warning that the growing interest in soccer is a sign of our nation's moral decay with the facts that soccer "is foreign... the French like it," it is "like the metric system" and, worst of all, "You can't use your hands in soccer."
But Coulter saves her most eloquent and compelling point, and hope, for last:
If more 'Americans' are watching soccer today, it's only because of the demographic switch affected by Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.
Keith Ablow and Ann Coulter are not the first to warn Americans about the growing evil influence and moral decay represented by that fureign game of soccer and, every four years, by that pagan, un-American spectacle, the so-called World Cup...."
Coulter is engaging in her brand of humor.....

the fact is that soccer is just plain BORING.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158643 Jun 29, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Definitely; they all come out of the woodwork when someone dies
why are all the players quitting the Heat????.....

other than Lebron, the rest don't have much market value.....

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1158644 Jun 29, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Russia takes control in Iraq while Obama plays golf and goes to fundraisers....
In Minnesota, the leader of the Free World sounded like he learned everything he needed to know in kindergarten.

“They don’t do anything, except block me…and call me names,” Obama said.“It can’t be that much fun. It would be so much more fun if they said,‘Let’s do something together.’”

Even liberal Minnesota should have been embarrassed.

“Let’s hold hands and make sure this country continues to be a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants,” Obama said.

Hold hands. Stop calling names. And do something together.

After that, it’s nappy time.

(Actually, this was an excerpt from some website...just sounded like something I'd say.)
THE REAL MISSYFIT

Lake Forest, CA

#1158645 Jun 29, 2014
Do you think that Barry whathisname will get more votes than Georgie Wallace?

Do they think that KC killed her kid ?? I don't.

I hope the next President doesn't put a tax on bikes- If they do I am really fugged up on side and down t'uther without even being given a Burrito.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1158647 Jun 29, 2014
Speaking in Arkansas at the Dedication of Greers Ferry Dam in October 1963, JFK promoted jobs and prosperity by saying "A rising tide lifts all boats."

Sitting beside GE's Jeffrey Immelt, Barack Obama said in front of the Jobs Council, "Shovel-ready was not as...uh...shovel-ready as we expected"...and they both broke out in laughter.

What happened to the Democratic Party?

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