Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460334 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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“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1166163 Jul 13, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>when can think at a level above Roxlo, Galt and mdbuilder?
Ebonics isn't allowed here, Daffy.
Dix

United States

#1166166 Jul 13, 2014
Maureen Dowd

WASHINGTON — CHELSEA CLINTON never acted out during the eight years she came of age as America’s first daughter.

No ditching of her Secret Service detail. No fake IDs for underage tippling. No drug scandal. No court appearance in tank top and toe ring. Not even any dirty dancing.

Despite a tough role as the go-between in the highly public and embarrassing marital contretemps of her parents, Chelsea stayed classy.

So it’s strange to see her acting out in a sense now, joining her parents in cashing in to help feed the rapacious, gaping maw of Clinton Inc.

With her 1 percenter mother under fire for disingenuously calling herself “dead broke” when she left the White House, why would Chelsea want to open herself up to criticism that she is gobbling whopping paychecks not commensurate with her skills, experience or role in life?

As the 34-year-old tries to wean some of the cronies from the Clinton Foundation — which is, like the Clintons themselves, well-intended, wasteful and disorganized — Chelsea is making speeches that go into foundation coffers. She is commanding, as The Times’s Amy Chozick reported, up to $75,000 per appearance.

Chozick wrote:“Ms. Clinton’s speeches focus on causes like eradicating waterborne diseases.(‘I’m obsessed with diarrhea’ is a favorite line.)”

There’s something unseemly about it, making one wonder: Why on earth is she worth that much money? Why, given her dabbling in management consulting, hedge-funding and coattail-riding, is an hour of her time valued at an amount that most Americans her age don’t make in a year?(Median household income in the United States is $53,046.)

If she really wants to be altruistic, let her contribute the money to some independent charity not designed to burnish the Clinton name as her mother ramps up to return to the White House and as she herself drops a handkerchief about getting into politics.

Or let her speak for free. After all, she is in effect going to candidate school. No need to get paid for it, too.

There was disgust over Politico’s revelation that before she switched to a month-to-month contract, Chelsea was getting wildly overpaid at $600,000 annually — or over $25,000 per minute on air — for a nepotistic job as a soft-focus correspondent for NBC News.

Chelsea is still learning the answer to a question she asked when she interviewed the Geico gecko:“Is there a downside to all this fame?”

The Clintons keep acting as though all they care about is selfless public service. So why does it keep coming back to gross money grabs? It’s gone from two-for-the-price-of-one to three-for-the-price-of-20.

Hillary’s book — which feels like something she got at Ikea and had someone put together — is drooping because it was more about the estimated $13 million advance and the campaign ramp-up than the sort of intriguing self-examination and political excavations found in the memoirs of Timothy Geithner and Bob Gates. If she had had something to say, the book might have been shorter.

Continued...
Dix

United States

#1166167 Jul 13, 2014
Continued:
Hillary doesn’t see the disconnect between expressing grave concern about mounting student loan debt while scarfing six-figure sums from at least eight colleges, and counting. She says now that she’s passing the university money to the foundation but, never Ms. Transparency, has refused to provide documentation of that.(She’s still pocketing other huge fees for speeches like her April talk in Las Vegas to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.)

Chozick estimated that the lucrative family speechmaking business has generated more than $100 million for the former president and first lady, whose fees range from $200,000 to $700,000 per appearance. Bill alone earned $17 million last year doing what he likes to do best — talking.

“The issue is that the philanthropic beneficiary of the speeches is a foundation, structured as a public foundation but clearly synonymous with and controlled by the Clinton family,” Rick Cohen writes in The National Philanthropy Quarterly, adding:“Donors and institutions that are paying them and their daughter huge sums for their speeches may very well be buying recognition and face time with powerful political leaders who they hope will be able to deliver political favors in the future.

“It is troubling when corporate donors give to political charities with a more or less obvious expectation that softer and gentler treatment will ensue in the future. It is also troubling when some of the payers are public or nonprofit entities themselves such as colleges and universities, converting taxpayer funds and tax-exempt donations into signals that could end up in positive treatment when these institutions are themselves seeking access and favors, even if it is only a good word put in by one of the Clintons to a federal agency providing funding or to a regulator who might be taking a critical look at university tuitions and endowment payouts.”

The Clintons were fiercely protective of Chelsea when she was a teenager, insisting on respect from the media and getting it. They need to protect their daughter again, this time from their wanton acquisitiveness.



A version of this op-ed appears in print on July 13, 2014, on page SR11 of the New York edition with the headline: Isn’t It Rich?. Order Reprints|Today's Paper|Subscribe

“42 Days”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1166169 Jul 13, 2014
Torn Sak wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, he's run me off so many times I've lost count -- though it's usually to eat dinner, watch a movie, take a walk or a drive with my lovely wife of 25 years...yeah, it IS summer BTW, and it has been an especially beautiful one here in the North East (no doubt to the dismay of the climate Commies.) LOL!
I hear you. I have been run off by a backlog of yard work and someone "gifting" me a new puppy yesterday.
Roger Hammerstein

New York, NY

#1166172 Jul 13, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
I hear you. I have been run off by a backlog of yard work and someone "gifting" me a new puppy yesterday.
That wasn't a "puppy," honey, it was just the mexican gardener with a tea cozy over his head... you paid him to do it...
Roger Hammerstein

New York, NY

#1166173 Jul 13, 2014
Stop shitting in your own yard and by December you'll be able to afford a new Yugo...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166175 Jul 13, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>one doesn't need faith to read one's thermometer...
But you do need a brain.

In your case, faith might be your only help.
Torn Sak

United States

#1166176 Jul 13, 2014
Even Steven wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to burst your bubble bud but the facts DO NOT back it up. He had no reason to lie and there were others in Tripoli who backed him up.
I am not dumb, stupid or an ass and you are a complete jerk for calling me anything. You have an unrealistic opinion of yourself and your knowledge. You make negative comments to everyone and indicate you are the authority on every subject. Get over yourself and your self-absorbed attitude.
My God...what were you thinking?

Don't you know when Wooddick says he ¨clearly pointed out¨ whatever it was he was talking about, well, that's it. Game over. His word is the sh*t!

It's bullsh*t, but still the sh*t...know'm sayin'?
Torn Sak

United States

#1166177 Jul 14, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
I hear you. I have been run off by a backlog of yard work and someone "gifting" me a new puppy yesterday.
Nice.

As long as you wanted the pup and were (sort of) expecting one, nothing could be better.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166178 Jul 14, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Lois Lerner CAUGHT By Washington Post and CNN As Being Accessory to Terror Funding
3 Hours Ago
The Malik Obama connection – the brother of the President of the United States. He's been working with terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and others. She granted him tax exempt status but keep in mins that this doesn't stop with her. This goes right to Magic Negro who funds Hamas, too.

Dreams From My Marxist C*ckhound Father has become America's Nightmare.

Affirmative Action Strikes Again.......
Torn Sak

United States

#1166179 Jul 14, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
try to stay on topic?
Really, Patrick? Would that be Obama in general or can we go off on tangents like a good book or a great old song? Heck, I know YOU know what I'm talking about...don'tcha?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166180 Jul 14, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>oh dear, i kicked that fools ass last year...
still waiting for him to haunt me till the end of time as he promised. but alas, it will never happen as he has been beaten....much like you..beaten down to the lying sack of shit you truly are..how can you even show your face after being shown to be such an asshole liar? have you no shame?
Haunted? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...eve ry asinine utterence from your juvenile delinquent mouth has haunted you forever.

And will continue to until you die and get converted into livestock feed.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166181 Jul 14, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what president was convicted of rape?
are you talking about Jefferson having sex with his slave? that would be rape, wouldn't it?
"Rape" would be what the German Shepard next door did to you in the changing room behind the swimming pool when you were 8.

Now you think that a dog is man's best friend.

Woof!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166182 Jul 14, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>if you are such an idiot to waste months stalking me and come up with the wrong guy, then yes,
amazing how stupid you are...oh yeah so stupid you would lie about getting your draft lottery over a year before there was a lottery!
lying scum...seriously, how can you show your face here after that?
Hi there, Jeff!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166183 Jul 14, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Curiously enough...... My Max framer could shoot a 31/2" 16, 300 feet.
Make that 600 feet if wooddick is feeding the pneumatic source with his mouth.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166184 Jul 14, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
If you and Galt think the liberal propagandists won't find another Akin who used the wrong word and said something he regretted (which they didn't bother to follow up on), both of you should think again.
Instead of blaming each other for the liberal propaganda, we'd better start learning how to play by their rules instead.
They did it with Palin all the time and she didn't even use the *wrong* words. She never said she could see Russia from her house. When she said "Africa", they ran off telling the world that Palin thought Africa was a country. Matt Lauer and Charlie Gibson immediately come to mind.

Snopes - House Call - FALSE: http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/russia.a...

And a paid Liberal liar, David Shuster, at MSNBC(Propaganda Central) started the false claim that she thought Africa was a country.

Palin Africa/Continent Statements Prove to be a Hoax: http://tinyurl.com/mk5q5p3

Yahoo - Sarah Palin Africa Story a Hoax: http://tinyurl.com/kkaf7ek

I'm just using Palin as an example of Liberal Media's cheap tricks in the political realm. In the social arena, they also gorge themselves at the trough of deception. Recall the doctored audio tapes regarding Zimmerman.

Liberal Media comprises probably 90% of American media sources -including Hollyweird and Music Industry. So when FOX appeared, they laughed - butnot for long:-)
LasikBlinds

United States

#1166185 Jul 14, 2014

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166186 Jul 14, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
What's really scary is an Obama staffer told Bob Beckel he had no idea how hard it is to get past Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama...and what if that's the reason we're in this mess? Because these two women ARE calling the shots and the reason why this president comes across as so aloof - and whipped?
Seriously....what if Valerie and Michelle are the "powers that be"?
Did you recently read about the German NSA/CIA scandal?

It is being reported that the Magic Negro wasn't aware of any of it. White Hose says that he wasn't kept informed!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... .

This is a never-ending story, isn't it?

Guy on TV - looking into camera and yelling: "Mr. President. Do your f*cking job!"

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166187 Jul 14, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>and yet we have proof of him lying about just what i stated..
try to keep up, dear..
what did i lose on?
All is good today with wooddick, I see.

He's just riding high and happy today along the Delirium Trail on his Unicorn Jackass

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1166188 Jul 14, 2014
Even Steven wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to burst your bubble bud but the facts DO NOT back it up. He had no reason to lie and there were others in Tripoli who backed him up.
I am not dumb, stupid or an ass and you are a complete jerk for calling me anything. You have an unrealistic opinion of yourself and your knowledge. You make negative comments to everyone and indicate you are the authority on every subject. Get over yourself and your self-absorbed attitude.
Wooddick is an unwelcome poster from a separate reality:-)

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