Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252016 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

Noblesville, IN

#918872 Jun 5, 2013
The Republican party acts like it’s 1999

It’s beginning to feel like the late ’90s all over again.

Then, congressional Republicans howled themselves hoarse about Clinton administration scandals. But the indicators kept pointing to a booming economy, and support for President Bill Clinton climbed steeply through 1998 as House Republicans marched toward impeaching him.

Now, after a long economic winter, green shoots are everywhere: The stock market is booming, housing prices are rebounding and mortgage providers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, long demonized by Republicans, are returning profits to the Treasury. Job growth has accelerated and consumer confidence has reached its highest level in almost six years. Health-care cost increases are slowing, Medicare’s prospects are improving — in part because of President Obama’s health-care reforms — and gasoline prices are forecast to decline. Long-term fiscal problems remain, but the federal deficit is shrinking, putting off Washington’s debt-ceiling standoff until late fall .

Yet House Republicans have shelved a serious legislative agenda this year in favor of 24/7 investigations. On Tuesday morning alone, they held two hearings probing alleged wrongdoing in the Obama administration. At a House education committee hearing in the Rayburn building, several Republicans grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over her fundraising for a nonprofit that works to enroll people in new health-insurance programs.(Similar activities were undertaken by officials in the George W. Bush administration.)

Next door in the Longworth building, the Ways and Means Committee hosted tea party groups complaining that their rights had been violated by the administration.(Investigators have yet to find a link to the White House or to Obama’s political appointees.) Instead of working on tax reform, Ways and Means is one of three House committees holding hearings this week on the Internal Revenue Service abuses. This sounds like a lot — until you consider that five committees are reportedly investigating the administration’s handling of September’s attack on U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya.

A good indication of House Republicans’ mind-set came last week, when Rep. John Boehner’s spokesman wrote on the House speaker’s official blog that a speech by Obama on student loans was an attempt “to change the subject from its growing list of scandals.” It’s telling that the GOP leadership would view a student loan event as a distraction from scandals but wouldn’t see the obsession with scandals as a distraction from pocketbook issues.

As The Post’s Paul Kane reported Tuesday, House Republicans haven’t passed much ambitious legislation this year after they “disintegrated into squabbling factions, no longer able to agree on — much less execute — some of the most basic government functions.” One of the few things that unite them is the investigation of scandals. A few weeks ago, Heritage Action for America, an influential conservative group, suggested that House Republicans focus on investigations and avoid legislation that could divide them.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...

faux scandals and no legislation. who votes for these people? whoever it is they're definitely too dumb to be voting. probably the same folks who think black folks should take an IQ test to vote. do black folks vote for conservatives? NO! then they're smarter than you wingnuts by a mile.
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#918873 Jun 5, 2013
Republicans, after fighting Obama’s economic policies for four years, may have no better option than to focus on scandal now that the economy is rebounding. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told reporters Tuesday morning that Republicans would simultaneously be “emphasizing working families” while investigating the administration “in a deliberative, thoughtful manner, allowing the facts to speak for themselves.”

Reporters asked whether this thoughtfulness was consistent with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, calling the White House press secretary a “paid liar” and describing Obama as Nixonian. Cantor declined to disavow Issa’s statements.

The problem for Republicans is that they appear to be following not the facts but rather their own theories — perhaps best illustrated by the illogical claim from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) last week that the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi were caused not just by actions before and during the attacks but also by “the subsequent political coverup.”

As my colleague Greg Sargent noted, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) may have revealed too much about GOP motives when he said “the trouble here isn’t even the individual specific scandals” but “this pattern of deception administration-wide.”

Will Americans find compelling this hunt for a pattern among accusations that even the accusers regard as unimportant? Or will they be “distracted” by the passel of indicators showing accelerating economic growth and improved government finances?

For those who remember the 1990s, the answer is obvious.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#918874 Jun 5, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Probably because they had been driving that subprime housing mortgage bus so recklessly since the Clinton years.
There was bound to be a crash eventually. And there was.
Then they jumped out of the driver's seat before the police arrived and blamed it on the few Republicans in the passenger seats and George Bush who had been in the front row trying to get them to slow down.
"December: President Bush signs the American Dream Downpayment Act to be implemented under the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The goal was to provide a maximum downpayment assistance grant of either $10,000 or six percent of the purchase price of the home, whichever was greater. In addition, the Bush Administration committed to reforming the homebuying process that would lower closing costs by approximately $700 per loan. It was said it would further stimulate homeownership for all Americans.[37]

2003-2007: The Federal Reserve failed to use its supervisory and regulatory authority over banks, mortgage underwriters and other lenders, who abandoned loan standards (employment history, income, down payments, credit rating, assets, property loan-to-value ratio and debt-servicing ability), emphasizing instead lender's ability to securitize and repackage subprime loans.[28]
2004:

U.S. homeownership rate peaked with an all time high of 69.2 percent.[38]
HUD increased Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac affordable-housing goals for next four years, from 50 percent to 56 percent, stating they lagged behind the private market; from 2004 to 2006, they purchased $434 billion in securities backed by subprime loans.[16]
October:SEC effectively suspends net capital rule for five firms - Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley. Freed from government-imposed limits on the debt they can assume, they levered up 20, 30 and even 40 to 1.[39]

2004–2005: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, and Nevada record price increases in excess of 25% per year.[citation needed]
2005: United States housing market correction ("bubble bursting"). " Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#918875 Jun 5, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>So, what do you think of John McCain giving a 'photo-op opportunity' to real , known terrorists on his unannounced trip to Syria to meet the rebels? McCain, like Reagan, is calling known terrorists 'freedom fighters' and comparing them favorably to our own founding fathers?!? "McCain’s photo-op could possibly constitute ‘material support’ for terrorists under the PATRIOT Act, as Doug Bandow points out:
Having his photo taken with Islamic extremists could reasonably be interpreted as an endorsement, which, based on past cases, could be seen as providing “material support” for terrorism. Presumably that isn’t what Sen. McCain intended. But the law’s application is not based on intent." Check this out: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/john-m...
Here's what I think: The majority of Americans, including and not limited to politicians are ignorant when it comes to Islam. O'bama isn't. He was raised on Islam. There is the problem. And now the O'bama administration wants to shut anyone up that doesn't embrace his pure unadulterated Islam.
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#918876 Jun 5, 2013
"The problem for Republicans is that they appear to be following not the facts but rather their own theories..."

what i don't get is...why they think anyone beyond their own established base of wingnuts would be willing to pay attention to their FOX styled theories.

because as we know, 3 million FOXbots aren't going to sway an election, so why the crazy talk?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#918877 Jun 5, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>this is great news! Is Emanuel achieving this by having a curfew on roving Amish teenagers and old white ladies? or by increasing police presence and using effective tactics similar to what Guiliani did for NYC?
"This is a good sign," Emanuel said in a telephone interview, pointing to statistics that show this first quarter tied the same time period of 2009 for the fewest homicides in more than a half-century. "We are clearly having an impact on the homicides."
McCarthy agreed, saying statistics that show a 28 percent drop in the number of homicides in the past six months is more encouraging.
"I feel good about the direction we are going in," he said. "The fact that now we've got a 6-month trend, that's significant."
It is also welcome news for a city that has been mired in gang violence and witness to a number of recent high-profile slayings, including a 15-year-honor student who was gunned down about a mile from President Barack Obama's South Side home in January and a 6-month-old girl who was shot to death last month.
Emanuel and McCarthy also fielded questions about weekend troubles in downtown Chicago, when a group of young women attacked another woman on a train and several young people – in full view of shoppers and tourists – jostled passers-by and fought each other on Michigan Avenue. More than two-dozen young people were arrested.
Emanuel said police have increased their presence there, particularly at night and on the weekends, and that he did not believe what happened over the weekend would affect tourism (JANE'S NOTE: ITS PROBABLY STILL BARELY SAFER THAN MEXICO CITY OR NEWARK OR DETROIT).
"We have a big (police) presence on Michigan Avenue and the moment something happened the police were on it and people got arrested," the mayor told the AP.
Emanuel also voiced his continued support for a police initiative, launched in February after the deadliest January in more than a decade, that has put hundreds of officers, working overtime, on the streets.
In the month it started, there were 14 homicides, the lowest monthly total since 12 in January 1957. March's total was 16, less than a third of the 52 homicides committed in March 2012.
"This is my priority" the mayor said of what is called strategic overtime, which costs the city millions of dollars every month. "It's a priority for the city ... and we are going to make sure we have the resources to achieve the objective."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/chic...
Clerks Pepper-Sprayed When Couple Robs Beauty Supply Shop--OMG the O'bamadaughter is in a hoodie! CHICAGO (CBS)— Incredible surveillance video of a very unusual armed robbery. The suspects sprayed the Morgan Park store clerks with pepper spray so they could steal what they wanted, human hair.

CBS 2&#8242;s Brad Edwards has the story.

It started with the woman in the hoodie apparently perusing then sting a shove to the throat and a douse of pepper spray. It was on.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/06/04/clerks...
are you joking or stupid

Coffeyville, KS

#918878 Jun 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
faux scandals and no legislation. who votes for these people? whoever it is they're definitely too dumb to be voting. probably the same folks who think black folks should take an IQ test to vote. do black folks vote for conservatives? NO! then they're smarter than you wingnuts by a mile.
If you are too stupid to know by now that there are many black Republicans, several in office, then you are really far to naïve to be taken serious on anything you post.
You need to watch the videos on utube of Obama voters. Now there is dumb bunch of people. Hell they can't even tell you who his vice president is and when it comes to current events they are some of the stupidest bunch anyone can imagine. They voted for Obama based on his color which makes them racist. I really don't listen to people that are that shallow but I will watch them on videos for a laugh now and then.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#918879 Jun 5, 2013
This is in Your Face Republicans, Childish but not unexpected!! This is a President that has No Leadership Skills but once a Thug always a Thug…it’s the Chicago Way!!
National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, who is widely suspected of being the source of critical leaks from the White House, is resigning and will be replaced by UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who played a key role in misleading the American public about the Benghazi terror attack in Sep. 2012!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918880 Jun 5, 2013
Naming a nitwit like Susan "Benghazi" Rice to be National Security Advisor is final proof that Obama wants to make the US vulnerable to terrorism.

Rice is not only a political hack, but a blind idiot.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918882 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
My God, Flack, comparing Obama to death camps. You right whiners get more ridiculous every day.
Issa & his gang of idiots don't give a crap whether the IRS did this or what really happened in Benghazi.
They only care if they can somehow tie Obama to something.
Obamacare is a death sentence for those who oppose Obama politically.

The IRS Gestapo will deny medical treatment.
TheIndependentMa jority

Lily, KY

#918883 Jun 5, 2013
Homer wrote:
Homer this and Homer that...will everyone quit talking about me.
Okay..Christie announces special election to fill vacant senate seat.

Now THAT (once again) is AMERICAN ingenuity and DEMOCRACY, OF the People, FOR the People, BY the People!!

(Not Against it or of strong arm Commietic, imbecile level "becaese ah sayz so" self ego stocking tacTics)

CHRISTIE etal For POTUS 2016-and Uncle Joe can stay too!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#918884 Jun 5, 2013
TSM wrote:
OBAMACARE- DEATH PANELS- BUREAUCRATS!!
Sebelius at center of storm over child's lung transplant if this Child doesn’t receive the Transplant she will Die!! Sebelius has the Power to save this girls Life with just a stroke of a Pin but chooses not to, her COLD Bureaucratic response ‘Someone Lives, Someone Dies’ pretty Cold!!
Of course, you have it backwards. republicans called on Katherine Sebelius to waive the Organ Transplant Rules and raise the age limit on children able to receive an adult organ transplant so bureaucrats could make a life and death decision. Sibelius argued that she would review the policy relating to lung allocations to try and make them more available to children who need one, but she was leaving the decision on who receives the organ transplant up to doctors and hospital officials.( there were three other children of the same age as the little girl waiting for a lung transplant too)Check this out: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/gop-rep-implores-s...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918885 Jun 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>

Right wingers want laws for everything, we are becoming a police state. Now they've passed anti texting while driving, giving the police another reason to harrass people. It's getting ridiculous.
Nanny Bloomerberg is the worst offender.

However, texting while driving is more dangerous than drunk driving.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#918886 Jun 5, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh I get it, Obama arranged the Arab spring. This lil conspiracy theory I would normally associate to someone in the mode of American lady but i guess you are all tarred with the same Bush.
Given this lil theory do you think it was wise of Bush & Co to free Iraq from tyranny so they could have car bombs blow up hundreds of different Islamic factions every week. Iran must love Bush, he rid them of their arch enemy so they could concentrate on making nukes. Taking down Iraq sure made the middle east a safe an peaceful place to enjoy democracy. A wonderful Republican achievement!
Remember when Ron Paul was booed by Republicans for saying, "Maybe we ought to consider a golden rule. Don’t do to other nations what we don’t want them to do to us?" They just don't get it.
TheIndependentMa jority

Lily, KY

#918887 Jun 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Naming a nitwit like Susan "Benghazi" Rice to be National Security Advisor is final proof that Obama wants to make the US vulnerable to terrorism.
Rice is not only a political hack, but a blind idiot.
Weird huh?(unless anyone is prone to regimishness)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918888 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If you f*cking morons would quit blaming Obama for the recession & its effects, I wouldn't have to remind you who was driving that bus when it crashed.
Its just that simple.
Problem is, the current driver doesn't know how to get the bus out of the ditch.
TheIndependentMa jority

Lily, KY

#918889 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
But Sadam had nothing to do with 9-11 or Al Qaeda.
If one cannot read the bigger "picture books", to follow historical events timeline, and then apply logical rationality.

You poor illetirate thing.

Whatcha gonna do if yer employer drops your health ins-and subjects you to the IRS now Militia gestapo?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#918890 Jun 5, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Hoodies are the dress of choice for black males up to no-good. Security cameras can't catch their faces. Cops can't get a make on 'em and there is a certain primal thrill knowing that their face is unintelligible to those they approach. When they carry, they become the urban version of Jason, the Grim Reaper or Trayvon Martin.
Mean Ignorance is rampant inside the culture.
Well, your ignorance is certainly rampant inside your little racist world. When it's raining, "hoodies" are the dress of choice for most young males. It's not a "black" thing. Geez.
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#918891 Jun 5, 2013
are you joking or stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are too stupid to know by now that there are many black Republicans, several in office, then you are really far to naïve to be taken serious on anything you post.
You need to watch the videos on utube of Obama voters. Now there is dumb bunch of people. Hell they can't even tell you who his vice president is and when it comes to current events they are some of the stupidest bunch anyone can imagine. They voted for Obama based on his color which makes them racist. I really don't listen to people that are that shallow but I will watch them on videos for a laugh now and then.
many black Republicans?

maybe you should check the demographics from the 2012 election. weren't there black neighborhoods that had zero votes for Mitt?

if you want to know why that happened.....just read your post.

the fact is: black folks aren't stupid enough to vote for those who live only in White World.
TheIndependentMa jority

Lily, KY

#918892 Jun 5, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember when Ron Paul was booed by Republicans for saying, "Maybe we ought to consider a golden rule. Don’t do to other nations what we don’t want them to do to us?" They just don't get it.
Please move to Egypt (or Syria at the moment), once the MB is firmly in place, Sharia law of the OT dark ages is reinstilled and the semi democracy that had previously existed has been utterly destroyed.
America will NOT miss you. Promise.

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