Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1275036 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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Stoneman

Boise, ID

#873163 Mar 13, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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United States citizenship may cost you. Becoming an ex pat in the Falkland Islands seems a solution.
Enjoy margaritas and bitch in another country?
Why should I leave? We, the hardworking businessmen, engineers, scientists, etc. BUILT this country. Parasites like you didn't. YOU and the rest of the leeches should be put on an island somewhere. That would be fun to watch: all the liberals whining about free health care to a bunch of sea gulls.

Since I'm a terrific guy I think you could stick around, but STOP the whining and accept what we conservatives decide to give you out of the goodness of our hearts. And I tell you what-- if I have to pay for your health care, your kids' free school lunches, your 2 years of unemployment, Section 8 housing, EBT cards etc. I want SOMETHING in return. How about once a month you lefties take turns getting on your knees and kissing my butt? Fair? It won't take but 5 minutes...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#873164 Mar 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Must be quite the change from the white sheet & hood you wear most nights.
The DNA of the demockratic party is inbred with hate and racism.

Can RealDave tell us why the ghettos, projects and your big government preserves are 'Blue Magnets' of 100+ years of hate for blacks? How or why that liberal thing happened?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#873165 Mar 13, 2013
CBPP Statement: March 12, 2013

Statement by Robert Greenstein, President, On Chairman Ryan’s Budget Plan

When House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his previous budget last year, I wrote that for most of the past half century, its extreme nature would have put it outside the bounds of mainstream discussion. It was, I wrote,“Robin Hood in reverse — on steroids,” because it would have produced the largest redistribution of income from bottom to top in modern U.S. history. Ryan’s new budget is just as extreme. Its cuts in programs for low-income and vulnerable Americans appear as massive as in last year’s budget, and its tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans could be larger than in last year’s.

In addition, in critical ways the budget is exceedingly vague — and, as a result, its claim to reach balance in ten years is hard to take seriously. It leaves unspecified hundreds of billions of dollars in budget cuts as well as the several trillion dollars of needed tax expenditure savings to pay for its proposed deep cuts in income tax rates. Thus, the budget’s fiscal claims rest on massive magic asterisks.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm...

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#873166 Mar 13, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You know I'll love you til I die, right? I hope you didn't mind my using the baby in a story, it just seemed, well, heck, she's got to learn sometime...
As long as you remain nothing like the "real" carol, we're good.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#873167 Mar 13, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Why does the CAB project the nobamakare will lead to a trillion dollar in deficits in the first 10 years?
Peace
KMA
Your cab driver told you this? CAB??

You have some report, show it.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#873168 Mar 13, 2013
Cway wrote:
I like the way you Retardicans blame Clinton for 9-11.
Bush is warned by Tenet six weeks in advance, does nothing and the attack goes off as planned.
And the GOP response?
Wahhhhh! Clinton did it!
Did Clinton freeze Bush's brain for six weeks? Prove that and you have a case.
I remember standing in an Embassy Suites hotel room in San Jose CA in 1999 taking my tie off and watching the evening news on TV. BJ Clinton came on suddenly and, with his patented stern look, informed us that he had no choice but to launch cruise missiles into the Sudan and Bagdad because of an imminent terrorist threat.

This was THE NIGHT BEFORE MONICA LEWINSKY WAS SCHEDULED TO TESTIFY about BJ having his genitalia sucked and ejaculating in her face.

I remember thinking how pi$$ed I would be if I were a Sudanese or Iraqi, having an American president obviously trying to distract the US public's attention by bombing my country.

Two years later, where was OBL from? Oh yeah-- the Sudan.

As for blaming a previous president, I think your Boy Wonder has everybody beat. How much longer do we have to hear that the reason his socialist agenda isn't working is because it's BUSH'S FAULT?
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#873169 Mar 13, 2013
Cway wrote:
<quoted text>
I pay taxes, too.
I just don't whine and cry about it like you little girl Republicans.
When you start paying over 50% of your income to taxes, get back with us about how fair it is.

You don't pay jack.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#873170 Mar 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
CBPP Statement: March 12, 2013
Statement by Robert Greenstein, President, On Chairman Ryan’s Budget Plan
When House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his previous budget last year, I wrote that for most of the past half century, its extreme nature would have put it outside the bounds of mainstream discussion. It was, I wrote,“Robin Hood in reverse — on steroids,” because it would have produced the largest redistribution of income from bottom to top in modern U.S. history. Ryan’s new budget is just as extreme. Its cuts in programs for low-income and vulnerable Americans appear as massive as in last year’s budget, and its tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans could be larger than in last year’s.
In addition, in critical ways the budget is exceedingly vague — and, as a result, its claim to reach balance in ten years is hard to take seriously. It leaves unspecified hundreds of billions of dollars in budget cuts as well as the several trillion dollars of needed tax expenditure savings to pay for its proposed deep cuts in income tax rates. Thus, the budget’s fiscal claims rest on massive magic asterisks.
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm...
Ryan's budget is vague compared to the non-existent budget submitted by the democrats.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#873171 Mar 13, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>As long as you remain nothing like the "real" carol, we're good.
You have no fear of perfection leosnana, you'll never reach it like Real Carol..

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#873172 Mar 13, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
Why does the CAB project the nobamakare will lead to a trillion dollar in deficits in the first 10 years?
Peace
KMA
Actually, the CBO did a July 2012 report showing that if Boehner (rhymes with toner) repealed the ACA it would add top the deficit.

The only was repeal would add to the deficit would be that the ACA is paid for with a little extra for deficit reduction.

You continue to be grossly misinformed liker most of the right whiners posting here.

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofil...
Jean

United States

#873173 Mar 13, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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HUMBLY and megerly--with OUT thinking I had some sort of entitleMENTALed right to live large on the givverment dollar (that I WORKED and contributed to-ABOVE the tables.
and here's your morning cheap thrill of ignorant--
So fck you on THAT one.
That's a switch. So you're no longer a republican who fights tooth and nail for the banks, oil companies, defense contractors, Big Pharma, insurance cos et al and their fat cat CEOs like Rick SCott of Fl to continue the republican crony capitalist theft of US tax dollars? Or is it just the poor and middle class who don't get the benefit of the taxes they actually pay? And on't ive me that crap that the poor on't pay taxes. They pay more than many major corporations bobo.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#873174 Mar 13, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
Ryan's budget is vague compared to the non-existent budget submitted by the democrats.
sonicfiller has 150gb loops of cut-n-paste samples of insanity. Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret responding to sonicfiller's deranged posts.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#873175 Mar 13, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
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When you start paying over 50% of your income to taxes, get back with us about how fair it is.
You don't pay jack.
You ever come up with an answer on how America grew such a middle class in the 50s and 60s when the tax rates were 75% and 95% on the top? I bet you like to tell everyone we can't tax the job creators. America had the lowest tax rates in history between 2003 and 2013, where were the jobs?

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#873176 Mar 13, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
<quoted text>
When you start paying over 50% of your income to taxes, get back with us about how fair it is.
You don't pay jack.
I don't pay Jack, I pay the government.

I pay personal income tax federal state & school. I pay corporate tax federal & state. I pay property tax. I pay sales tax.

I pay both ends of the payroll tax & social security.

I pay all taxes that are due.

I don't whine about it 24/7 like you candyass dumbass right whiners.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#873177 Mar 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the CBO did a July 2012 report showing that if Boehner (rhymes with toner) repealed the ACA it would add top the deficit.
The only was repeal would add to the deficit would be that the ACA is paid for with a little extra for deficit reduction.
You continue to be grossly misinformed liker most of the right whiners posting here.
http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofil...
RealDave wants the government in his womb, he'd f*ck a senator..
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#873178 Mar 13, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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Brilliance of the left. Lets spend money we don't have on individuals who we will get no return.
I don't want to collect taxes from welfare recipients you dolt. I just don't want them living off of my wages to support their sloth.
You prove yourself dumber with every post
Neither do I. I have no problem with those who struggle daily,and at least try to do the right things in life, giving of themselves daily, treating others with kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, and compassion.
It's the deceitful, the selfish, the manipulators and CONivers, the cruel and the inhumane and the puppet masters that play them, that are the most reprehensible. May they reap the miseries of their own doings for a lifetime.

Duh A Vey just likes to whine.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#873179 Mar 13, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>You ever come up with an answer on how America grew such a middle class in the 50s and 60s when the tax rates were 75% and 95% on the top? I bet you like to tell everyone we can't tax the job creators. America had the lowest tax rates in history between 2003 and 2013, where were the jobs?
YOU too like PDUPONT have discovered what's wrong with your deranged brain: On the left side there is nothing right, on the right side there is nothing left you idiot..
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#873180 Mar 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't pay Jack, I pay the government.
I pay personal income tax federal state & school. I pay corporate tax federal & state. I pay property tax. I pay sales tax.
I pay both ends of the payroll tax & social security.
I pay all taxes that are due.
I don't whine about it 24/7 like you candyass dumbass right whiners.
wahwahwah

And yet you support MORE robbinghoodticking off the backs of the poor working class, to pay for the abunDUNCE of freeloaders that do NOTHING BUT whine?

Get a clue duhmmy.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#873181 Mar 13, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
Brilliance of the left. Lets spend money we don't have on individuals who we will get no return.
I don't want to collect taxes from welfare recipients you dolt. I just don't want them living off of my wages to support their sloth.
You prove yourself dumber with every post
Short memory?

You aid this: "Unfortunately what you and your article fail to acknowledge is that "FEDERAL INCOME TAX" is the tax collected and used to fund programs like welfare and SNAP. The very same programs that most who do not pay these taxes take advantage of. "

The last sentence.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#873182 Mar 13, 2013
Last week, Vanity Fair published an adaptation of Zev Chafets’ biography of FOX News President Roger Ailes, in which Ailes described President Barack Obama as “lazy.”

Ailes may be correct in saying that Obama “never worked a day in his life.” Yet I do not believe that the President is lazy. I think Obama was spoiled rotten by his mother and her parents and that he has continued to be spoiled rotten by overly adoring liberals.

The real Obama clearly expressed himself in 2008 when he became exasperated by reporters after a news conference:“Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions.”

Sorry, Obama, for thinking it was anyone’s job to ask you questions.

Obama is the last person in the room to be sorry about anything.(There is plenty to be learned about Obama in Richard Minter’s recent book Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him1.)

According to White House records, the President was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Aug. 4, 1961. That makes him a member of Generation X, those born between 1960 and 1984.

What makes many of that generation so special is that they are born to baby boomers, who rejected raising their children the way generations of Americans had raised theirs. The baby boom went bust when they overindulged and spoiled their kids.

Raised by a single mother who was taking college classes, our 44th President had zero contact with his father. Instead, he found himself with his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who was “finding herself” while traveling the world and continually going to college. When he was 10, Obama’s mother left him with his doting maternal grandparents.

Obama was not spoiled by money but by attention and adulation. One of only a handful of black kids at his high school in Hawaii, he was given extra merit for his intelligence. It seems clear that his grandparents, teachers and fellow students fawned over him, giving him an exaggerated sense of self.

Social scientists say that our basic personality is shaped at an early age. I have found that to be true. If we turn out to be kindhearted, industrious or insolent at 50, our behavior is cemented at a young age. In this regard Obama exhibits the personality of the peevish boy that he was while growing up.

On Jan. 27, New Republic published an interview with Obama.

One question asked was:

It seems as if you’re relying more on executive orders to get around these problems. You’ve done it for gun control, for immigration. Has your view on executive authority changed now that you’ve been president for four years?
Obama responded:

…[T]here are certain issues where a judicious use of executive power can move the argument forward or solve problems that are of immediate-enough import that we can’t afford not to do it. And today, just to take an example, the notion that we wouldn’t be collecting information on gun violence just to understand how it happens, why it happens, what might reduce it–that makes no sense.…

Clearly, Obama sees things his way: the way a 5-year-old sees a Tonka truck.

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