Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460232 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195109 Sep 1, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Obama has been far more effective against terrorism than was the Bush- Cheney debacle.
ask one of the nutjobs why the Middle East liked Bush more than Obama.

because shooting at our troops on the ground is terrorist preferable to watching the skies for something they can't stop.

no terrorist was ever afraid of Bush.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1195110 Sep 1, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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ask one of the nutjobs why the Middle East liked Bush more than Obama.
because shooting at our troops on the ground is terrorist preferable to watching the skies for something they can't stop.
no terrorist was ever afraid of Bush.
I agree, they are finding out that air power and intelligence can overcome their ground forces and strike them at will and there is little to nothing that they can do about it. While the best part is we aren't losing our men and women as we did in Bush's idiotic war. Now if only we can continue our war on stupid against the bagger bandits that actually root for ISIS and Putin against our forces and against the best interest of our nation. Yet they profess to be the patriots, in ideology they have a lot in common with the terrorist, from women, religion and fanaticism.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1195111 Sep 1, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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You're the last person on the planet to be calling anyone else delusional nitwit.
You're just picking up on a headline but totally missing the whole gist of the article. You seem to have missed these parts;
"The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The number was a bit disappointing after 298,000 jobs were added in June, but still the broader trend remains "respectable", economists said.
Over the past six months, the economy has added 1.5 million jobs, marking the strongest six months for hiring since 2006.
"We're not losing ground. We're still in a recovery," said Heidi Shierholz, economist for the Economic Policy Institute. "But we're not seeing a big acceleration in job growth, either. We're back to the solid, but not stellar growth." "
"This recovery has been a long, slow haul, but it now seems to be hitting its stride.
About 8.7 million American jobs were wiped out in just two years following the 2008 financial crisis. The economy finally gained them all back earlier this year.
Blue collar industries like manufacturing and construction were the hardest hit sectors in the recession, and those jobs have started to trickle back. Manufacturers have added 99,000 jobs over the past six months, while construction firms have added 114,000 jobs since January.
Meanwhile, government jobs are starting to come back slowly too.
Jobs in these sectors tend to offer middle-class wages. The recovery is no longer dominated by hiring for low-wage retail and restaurant jobs. "
The bottom line stupid is that we're gaining jobs and not losing them.
You're an idiot Carol: you always have been and always will be!
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.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1195112 Sep 1, 2014
Realtime wrote:
Saudi King Abdullah has an Army and Air Force and even a little Navy along with the availability to much better than average intel courtesy of the United States. If he's worried about ISIS__what's he waiting for???
Another open mouth kiss from a Bush?
Aren't the Saudis funding them?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1195113 Sep 1, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
History Lessons from Carol!!! You're a trip. You know nothing about the economy; otherwise you wouldn't have written this nonsense. Stop making a fool of yourself.
Ray Donovan

East Hartford, CT

#1195114 Sep 1, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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no terrorist was ever afraid of Bush.
LOL! Speaking for terrorists now, sonicfktard, or are you simply parroting some half witted pinko from media matters?

Tell you what - I wouldn't be so naive to speak for all Islamic psychopaths, but I can guarantee this - a majority or terrorists, without a doubt, laugh at the coward, AKA Obama Hussein Obama.

Hey, at least you have that intellectual celebrity Grey Ghost agreeing with you.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1195115 Sep 1, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
A funny thing happened on the way to President Barack Obama's Thursday news conference: The Washington press corps came in convinced that the commander in chief was about to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants in Syria. But Obama furiously pumped the brakes: "We don't have a strategy yet," he said. "I think what I've seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we're at than we currently are."
It's not often that the president engages in media criticism, but he has a point. The runup was filled with breathless speculation about how the United States will counter the Sunni militant group, treating the question not as one of if Obama would give the "go" order to strike the Islamic State in Syria but when. The president, it seems, hasn't quite caught up with the foreign-policy commentariat.
Didn't you hear, Obama? The Washington establishment decided it was time for war days ago.
.... In the aftermath of American journalist James Foley's beheading, the debate over what to do about the Islamic State's brutality and territorial gains took on something of a desperate tone. But no one advocating the group's defeat has presented a credible strategy that doesn't include a significant U.S. ground troops. As his answer about his lack of strategy reveals, Obama is aware of this. Even if he believes the group is dangerous enough to warrant deploying ground troops, doing so is all but politically impossible.
Here, Obama has been singularly ill-served by his administration's rhetoric. A week earlier, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bluntly declared that defeating the Islamic State required countering it on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border. "To your question, can they be defeated without addressing that part of their organization which resides in Syria? The answer is no," Dempsey said. "That will have to be addressed on both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border."
Kerry has also contributed to boxing in Obama:'ISIL must be destroyed/will be crushed.'
Statements like these have bolstered criticism toward the White House among the press, whose outrage has only been further fueled by the brutal death of one of their own. But Obama has resolutely rejected these calls to take more aggressive action across the Syrian border, even as his more hawkish advisors are feeding the media statements about how airstrikes are imminent.
That effort by his advisors -- in addition to the comments from the anonymous regional officials quoted by the Post -- amount to something of a whisper campaign to create a sense of inevitability around striking the Islamic State in Syria.
But Obama, as his predecessor famously called himself when he was president, remains "the decider.
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/08/2...
Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He surrounded himself with the wrong people giving him the wrong advise and is too self-centered to think it's possible his vision is wrong.

He's out of his league. He's the JV team in the super bowl. There's no point even rooting for him. The die was cast in 2008 and the obvious outcome is just waiting for it to get here.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1195116 Sep 1, 2014
Thanks Obama...

Jordan to NATO: ISIS Terrorists Have Begun to Infiltrate Our Borders - Eli Leon and Yoni Hirsh (Israel Hayom-Hebrew)

Saudi media report that Jordan has provided NATO with detailed secret information that IS (formerly ISIS) terrorists are infiltrating into the kingdom from Iraq and Syria.

The British ambassador to Jordan, Peter Millet, said that his country and NATO were prepared to assist Jordan against the threat from IS.

http://digital-edition.israelhayom.co.il/Oliv...
Ray Donovan

East Hartford, CT

#1195117 Sep 1, 2014
President Barack Hussein Coward

NBC’s Richard Engel told Andrea Mitchell on Meet the Press that the growth of ISIL in Iraq and Syria was “incredibly predictable.”

“We reported about it. Reporters risked their lives going into Syria to talk about this buildup of extremists in the country, yet nothing seems to have been done. And now we have a very serious situation,” said Engel.

Engel also reported that military commanders are “apoplectic”(for you useful liberal idiots -- http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apo... ) over the president’s inaction in Syria:“I speak to military commanders, I speak to former officials, and they are apoplectic. They think that this is a clear and present danger. They think something needs to be done.”

BTW, anyone know when Obama's tee time is on 9/11?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1195118 Sep 1, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
you giving a history lesson is rich..

was there a global recession in progress when Reagan took over? no. was the financial, banking and auto industries on the verge of collapse 9actually already collapsed for the former two..)? no.

one more subject you clearly have no knowledge of, dear!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195119 Sep 1, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! Speaking for terrorists now, sonicfktard, or are you simply parroting some half witted pinko from media matters?
Tell you what - I wouldn't be so naive to speak for all Islamic psychopaths, but I can guarantee this - a majority or terrorists, without a doubt, laugh at the coward, AKA Obama Hussein Obama.
Hey, at least you have that intellectual celebrity Grey Ghost agreeing with you.
Mid East polls show that Obama is hated much more than Bush was. well, other than Israel.they kinda like Obama.

no one was afraid of Bush. the endless stream of Bushisms gave most the impression that the guy didn't have a brain in his head. terrorists were like 'What? Me Worry?'. and now all they do is spend their day trying to hide from satellites whilst cursing that black guy in the WH for making their life's so miserable. Bush could only wish.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1195120 Sep 1, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
President Barack Hussein Coward
NBC’s Richard Engel told Andrea Mitchell on Meet the Press that the growth of ISIL in Iraq and Syria was “incredibly predictable.”
“We reported about it. Reporters risked their lives going into Syria to talk about this buildup of extremists in the country, yet nothing seems to have been done. And now we have a very serious situation,” said Engel.
Engel also reported that military commanders are “apoplectic”(for you useful liberal idiots -- http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apo... ) over the president’s inaction in Syria:“I speak to military commanders, I speak to former officials, and they are apoplectic. They think that this is a clear and present danger. They think something needs to be done.”
BTW, anyone know when Obama's tee time is on 9/11?
and what is it this desk jockey suggest obama should have done about islamic factions in syria?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1195121 Sep 1, 2014
Obama’s No Strategy response is really Girlie, how many more Rounds of Golf before a Decision/Strategy is reach?
gggg

Scott City, KS

#1195122 Sep 1, 2014
Why is it so important to Obama that his public image be that all he does is play golf?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195123 Sep 1, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He surrounded himself with the wrong people giving him the wrong advise and is too self-centered to think it's possible his vision is wrong.
He's out of his league. He's the JV team in the super bowl. There's no point even rooting for him. The die was cast in 2008 and the obvious outcome is just waiting for it to get here.
so says one who voted for the foreign policy failure called Bush.

i would think it would be very clear why no one is paying attention to those who wanted us in Iraq.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195124 Sep 1, 2014
Breaking the Bad Habit of Interventionism

The U.S. admittedly was an expansionist power in our own hemisphere during the 19th century, but it was otherwise careful not to interfere or take sides in other nations’ internal affairs. It was mainly just in the last seventy years that the U.S. took it upon itself to take an active role in internal conflicts elsewhere in the world, and then usually with disastrous results for the countries affected by this interference. That is what Americans have soured on over the last ten years, and it is what they will likely keep rejecting in the foreseeable future. Even if Americans have now become accustomed to meddling in the internal affairs of other nations, that is not something inherent in who we are as a nation. This is something that we have learned through steady repetition over decades. It is a bad habit that can and should be broken and replaced with one of non-interference.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1195125 Sep 1, 2014
scirocco wrote:
Thanks Obama...
Jordan to NATO: ISIS Terrorists Have Begun to Infiltrate Our Borders - Eli Leon and Yoni Hirsh (Israel Hayom-Hebrew)
Saudi media report that Jordan has provided NATO with detailed secret information that IS (formerly ISIS) terrorists are infiltrating into the kingdom from Iraq and Syria.
The British ambassador to Jordan, Peter Millet, said that his country and NATO were prepared to assist Jordan against the threat from IS.
http://digital-edition.israelhayom.co.il/Oliv...
does this have to do with Obama? do you think he gave them a lift over the border? what a tool!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195126 Sep 1, 2014
Rand Paul....

"If American interests are at stake," I said in September, "then it is incumbent upon those advocating for military action to convince Congress and the American people of that threat. Too often, the debate begins and ends with an assertion that our national interest is at stake without any evidence of that assertion. The burden of proof lies with those who wish to engage in war."

http://online.wsj.com/articles/rand-paul-how-...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1195127 Sep 1, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Obama's father as a young boy did herd goats.
And really, the lie about Churchill's bust? Are you really this f*cking stupid?
No. She is a devious liar. EVERYONE knows that the Churchill bust is located in the White House residence but Kvetch was raised on the "tell a lie often enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it" or, at the very least, it will succeed in denigrating the president.

The Rethug Mantra: Truth is our greatest enemy.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1195128 Sep 1, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! Speaking for terrorists now, sonicfktard, or are you simply parroting some half witted pinko from media matters?
Tell you what - I wouldn't be so naive to speak for all Islamic psychopaths, but I can guarantee this - a majority or terrorists, without a doubt, laugh at the coward, AKA Obama Hussein Obama.
Hey, at least you have that intellectual celebrity Grey Ghost agreeing with you.
Old whiney ass sharing his gross stupidity I see. Obama has been far more effective against Terrorist than your two dumbos were. He has killed more [including bin Ladin] as usual you baggers allow your hatred and ignorance to interfere with the facts and reality, which makes you unpatriotic lemmings. But your constant whine is amusing.

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