Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1658393 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1195147 Sep 1, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Another con reporting the same Judicial Watch lie.
right....radical Muslims would never try a terrorist attack in the US.....

and would never ask the American black Muslim ISIS fighters in Syria to return to the US to carry out an attack...

particularly when the government goes out of its way to avoid any surveillance of Muslims....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195148 Sep 1, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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History Lesson 101:
When President Reagan entered office in 1981, he faced actually much worse economic problems than President Obama faced in 2009. By 1981-1982, unemployment had soared into double digits at a peak of 10.8%. At the same time America suffered roaring double-digit inflation with the CPI registering at 11.3% in 1979 and 13.5% in 1980 (25% in two years). The Washington establishment at the time argued that this inflation was now endemic to the American economy, and could not be stopped, at least not without a calamitous economic collapse.
All of the above was accompanied by double -digit interest rates with the prime rate peaking at 21.5% in 1980. The poverty rate started increasing in 1978 eventually climbing by an astounding 33% from 11.4% to 15.2%. A fall in real median family income that began in 1978 snowballed to a decline of almost 10% by 1982. In addition, from 1968 to 1982, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 70% of its real value, reflecting an overall collapse of stocks.
The Reagan recovery started in official records in November 1982 and lasted 92 months without a recession until July 1990 when the tax increases of the 1990 budget deal killed it.
During Reagan's seven-year recovery, the economy grew by almost one-third, the equivalent of adding the entire economy of West Germany, the third-largest in the world at the time, to the U.S. economy. In 1984 alone real economic growth boomed by 6.8%, the highest in 50 years. Nearly 20 million new jobs were created during the recovery, increasing U.S. civilian employment by almost 20%. Unemployment fell to 5.3% by 1989.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2011...
Obama went the exact opposite direction of Reagan. We're still struggling to get a foothold on the economy in 2014. By the time Obama leaves office and Obamacare does a bigger number on the economy, Obama's sluggish recovery will have lasted longer than Reagan's seven-year robust recovery after turning things around in his first two years in office.
It's also why 65-70% of Americans believe we're still going in the wrong direction.
seems Reagan proved increasing taxes does work.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1195149 Sep 1, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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History Lesson 101:
When President Reagan entered office in 1981, he faced actually much worse economic problems than President Obama faced in 2009. By 1981-1982, unemployment had soared into double digits at a peak of 10.8%. At the same time America suffered roaring double-digit inflation with the CPI registering at 11.3% in 1979 and 13.5% in 1980 (25% in two years). The Washington establishment at the time argued that this inflation was now endemic to the American economy, and could not be stopped, at least not without a calamitous economic collapse.
All of the above was accompanied by double -digit interest rates with the prime rate peaking at 21.5% in 1980. The poverty rate started increasing in 1978 eventually climbing by an astounding 33% from 11.4% to 15.2%. A fall in real median family income that began in 1978 snowballed to a decline of almost 10% by 1982. In addition, from 1968 to 1982, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 70% of its real value, reflecting an overall collapse of stocks.
The Reagan recovery started in official records in November 1982 and lasted 92 months without a recession until July 1990 when the tax increases of the 1990 budget deal killed it.
During Reagan's seven-year recovery, the economy grew by almost one-third, the equivalent of adding the entire economy of West Germany, the third-largest in the world at the time, to the U.S. economy. In 1984 alone real economic growth boomed by 6.8%, the highest in 50 years. Nearly 20 million new jobs were created during the recovery, increasing U.S. civilian employment by almost 20%. Unemployment fell to 5.3% by 1989.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2011...
Obama went the exact opposite direction of Reagan. We're still struggling to get a foothold on the economy in 2014. By the time Obama leaves office and Obamacare does a bigger number on the economy, Obama's sluggish recovery will have lasted longer than Reagan's seven-year robust recovery after turning things around in his first two years in office.
It's also why 65-70% of Americans believe we're still going in the wrong direction.
Mindless blather.

The policies of the George W Bush administration nearly destroyed this nation's economy along with that of many other nations.

BTW dirtbag, plenty of folks made out very nicely during the Carter era financial hiccup.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195150 Sep 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
"We don't have a strategy"....
- Baraq Hussein Obama - 8/28/2014
...'Because we don't think it's a good idea to commit troops&treasure for no good reason.'

sorry. no new war. Obama is paying attention to the will of the people. i know it's not the way the hawks do it, but, tuff shyte.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1195151 Sep 1, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Spoken like a true cloned programmed bagger.
Bwhahahahahaha!!!! Corporal Captain Ghostie you are such a moran!!!!!
Teaman

Hackettstown, NJ

#1195152 Sep 1, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Because they changed the format and put it on the bottom; I did the same thing too!
There should be a government agency available to show you how to use it.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195153 Sep 1, 2014
Republican Congressman Tom Cole: Obama Is 'Commendably Cautious' On Syria

"I think our main goal is ISIL. And I don't know that we have a, quote,'responsibility' in Syria after that. And I think the president is being commendably cautious here about being involved in the middle of a Syrian civil war. It's at the minimum a three-sided conflict and probably a lot more than that," Cole, an ally of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), told MSNBC's Chuck Todd.

Earlier in the interview, Cole also stressed that Obama should seek approval from Congress before taking any "extensive military action" against the Islamic State.

"I don't think the president should engage in extensive military action beyond what's allowed under the War Powers Act, without going to Congress," he said. "I think it's important politicly, and it's important for the world to understand that when we deploy force, we're doing it as a country and not in a partisan manner, that we genuinely are united. So I think the elements of a strategy are there."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/tom-...
Teaman

Hackettstown, NJ

#1195154 Sep 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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on the other hand, where else can someone earn $50K for dragging bar codes over a scanner.....
And a decent pension plan also.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1195155 Sep 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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right....radical Muslims would never try a terrorist attack in the US.....
and would never ask the American black Muslim ISIS fighters in Syria to return to the US to carry out an attack...
particularly when the government goes out of its way to avoid any surveillance of Muslims....
It really bugs you unpatriotic bitches that Obama has kept us safe as opposed to the bungling Bush uh loser? We are now waging a smart war therein lies your confusion dummy? He also has been far tougher on terrorist that was Barney and Darth Vader. So enjoy your self induced misery loser.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1195156 Sep 1, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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There should be a government agency available to show you how to use it.
Sure like you haven't???? Hypocrite.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195157 Sep 1, 2014
How the US, its allies, and its enemies all made ISIS possible

The most obvious way in which the US bears responsibility for ISIS's rise is the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The United States invaded Iraq, accidentally sparked a sectarian civil war, and generally created the conditions for what was then al-Qaeda in Iraq to flourish. Without the American invasion, al-Qaeda in Iraq never would have been so strong, and ISIS never would have grown out of it.

While you may have heard that American inaction since its withdrawal from Iraq has been important in helping ISIS, that pales in comparison to the contribution of the invasion itself. A residual American force in Iraq may have been able to help blunt ISIS' Iraqi offensive in June 2014, and US bombing of ISIS targets in Syria might have weakened the group somewhat. But the predominant causes of ISIS's rise in the two countries — internal Iraqi politics and the Syrian civil war itself — couldn't be solved through American military action.

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/25/6065529/isis-ris...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1195158 Sep 1, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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That's bagger logic for let's get back to the same two idiots that created all of these messes, yea boy that's the ticket.You baggers have to be the dumbest people alive, if you consider being alive as whining, bitching, crying, lying as a daily life.
The profile you just gave Matches Obama’s… Whiny, Wimpy, and Ineffective, Grey…What’s Up?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195159 Sep 1, 2014
Obama and the Warmongers

The Politics of the ISIS Threat

We seem to be drifting inexorably toward escalating our fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as the Obama administration mulls whether to extend its “limited” bombing campaign into Syria.

Part of the reasoning is alarm at the speed and efficiency with which ISIS — a militant group President Obama described as “barbaric”— has made gains in northern Iraq and has been able to wash back and forth across the Syrian border. Part is because of the group’s ghastly beheading of the American journalist James Foley — which Michael Morell, a former deputy director of the C.I.A., called “ISIS’s first terrorist attack against the United States”— and threats to behead another.

But another part of the equation is the tremendous political pressure coming from the screeching of war hawks and an anxious and frightened public, weighted most heavily among Republicans and exacerbated by the right-wing media machine.

In fact, when the president tried to tamp down some of the momentum around more swift and expansive military action by indicating that he had not decided how best to move forward militarily in Syria, if at all, what Politico called an “inartful phrase” caught fire in conservative circles. When responding to questions, the president said,“We don’t have a strategy yet.”

His aide insisted that the phrase was only about how to move forward in Syria, not against ISIS as a whole, but the latter was exactly the impression conservatives moved quickly to portray.

It was a way of continuing to yoke Obama with the ill effects of a war started by his predecessor and the chaos it created in that region of the world.

In fact, if you listen to Fox News you might even believe that Obama is responsible for the creation of ISIS.

A few months ago, the Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro told her viewers that “you need to be afraid” because of Obama’s fecklessness in dealing with ISIS, adding this nugget:

“And the head of this band of savages is a man named Abu al-Baghdadi — the new Osama bin Laden — a man released by Obama in 2009 who started ISIS a year later.”

That would be extremely troubling, if true. But the fact-checking operation PolitiFact rated it “false,” saying:

“The Defense Department said that the man now known as Baghdadi was released in 2004. The evidence that Baghdadi was still in custody in 2009 appears to be the recollection of an Army colonel who said Baghdadi’s ‘face is very familiar.’

“Even if the colonel is right, Baghdadi was not set free; he was handed over to the Iraqis who released him some time later. But, more important, the legal contract between the United States and Iraq that guaranteed that the United States would give up custody of virtually every detainee was signed during the Bush administration.”

Fox, facts; oil, water.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/opinion/cha...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1195160 Sep 1, 2014
Ten days to 9/11. Why do I get the feeling something terrible is going to happen? Oh I know we have an idiot for a president.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1195161 Sep 1, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Bwhahahahahaha!!!! Corporal Captain Ghostie you are such a moran!!!!!
All you ever prove is just what a flake you really are..For anyone to repeatedly post [ Corporal Captain] is indicative of a true moron and more than likely another draft dodger from the right. Hell you can't even be honest about your political self...You also have stated that you were an Independent, in an obvious attempt at gaining credibility while failing miserable, and also proving just what a liar you really are. Poor old Flake a person that has never gained the recognition or the fame that he seeks constantly, a born loser.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1195162 Sep 1, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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They're not you damned liar.
Working ranch my azz. The main crop seemed to be brush that Bush was always cutting like he was and continued to do after he received the PDB warning of an imminent attack on US soil. He may have given up golf but he still was on his bicycle every chance he could get.
If a person in a high stress job doesn't compartmentalize and decompress by for example plating a round of golf or two or even go bike riding then they're going to burn out nitwit.
You're an idiot Carol!
Bush gave up golf because he was no good at it. Claiming it had something to do with supporting our soldiers was a convenient political opportunity. If he really wanted to make a meaningful gesture, he should have given up mountain bike riding...something he actually enjoyed.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1195163 Sep 1, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Sure like you haven't???? Hypocrite.
Haven't what?

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1195164 Sep 1, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Bush gave up golf because he was no good at it. Claiming it had something to do with supporting our soldiers was a convenient political opportunity. If he really wanted to make a meaningful gesture, he should have given up mountain bike riding...something he actually enjoyed.
Watch this drive.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1195165 Sep 1, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Bush gave up golf because he was no good at it. Claiming it had something to do with supporting our soldiers was a convenient political opportunity. If he really wanted to make a meaningful gesture, he should have given up mountain bike riding...something he actually enjoyed.
Are you Baghdad Bob's sister? Or are you the same troll using different names? Because both of you are as full of shit as the real Baghdad Bob was!!!!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1195166 Sep 1, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
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More projecting...
I don't care about much anything else. I oppose the Democrats because they are anti-white pieces of cow dung claiming to be for social justice and tolerance.
I also don't know where you got that I was going to Iceland, unless your reading comprehension is really just that bad.
Hey, you like their composition, all I did was strongly suggest you go where you feel most comfortable son.

So... when are you leave so you can prove color really makes a difference... you know, to show what a superior being can do.

What's the matter son? You've talk the talk... is that ALL your high IQ allows?

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