Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1419335 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1071594 Jan 30, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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"Gallup Poll Finds Democrats More Compassionate; Republicans More Psychopathic"
Lie of the year??
That’s easy!!
“Waxman only posts as Waxman”
Except when he’s being “Shiningtinfoilhat’!!
HAHAHAHA
You also fall asleep in your bowl of Dog Food
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1071595 Jan 30, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
President Obama Takes Down Walmart By Giving A Speech at Costco
Peter Deier, an E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental College, explained why President Obama chose Costco as the venue for his speech,“Why Costco and not Walmart, which is a much bigger and better-known discount retailer? The answer is that Costco’s labor practices help reduce income inequality while Walmart’s labor practices widen it. Yes, Walmart is better-known, but what it’s known for is low wages and abusive labor practices….When Americans think of the phrase “working poor,” they think of Walmart. Many of its employees make so little that they are eligible for food stamps, Medicaid, and housing subsidies. America’s taxpayers are subsidizing Walmart’s poverty-wage labor practices to the tune of billions of dollars. The company’s low-wage business model contributes to its stocking problems, the low customer service ratings, and the retailer’s current decline in sales. Not only do Costco workers earn much more than their Walmart counterparts, but Costco’s CEO makes considerably less than Walmart’s CEO. So while Costco helps narrow the gap between the rich and the rest, Walmart widens it.”
President Obama was sending a not so subtle message to the corporate giant that is most responsible for income inequality in this country. The point of the president’s speech at Costco was that it is more than possible for a company to both pay a living wage and be profitable.
Costco proves both the Republican Party and Walmart wrong. A company can pay its employees well and be successful. Republicans always frame any proposed increase in the minimum wage as a choice between paying employees well and jobs. Even though research shows that increasing the minimum wage does not cause employers to layoff workers, Republicans still stick to this tired old talking point.
http://www.politicususa.com/2014/01/29/presid...
Costco and Walmart are not in the same business...

and Costco does not pay its employees "much more" than Walmart employees...but does make them work much harder for the small increment in pay that they receive...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1071596 Jan 30, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
wait a minute there. you're going to have to explain this.
According to Nielsen estimates for roughly 9:14-10:20 p.m. ET, Fox News Channel averaged 4,718,853 viewers — more than double MSNBC (2,292,169) and CNN (2,081,431). FNC held a sizable advantage in the key news demo of adults 25-54 as well (1,197,554), with CNN ranking second by this measure (762,450) and MSNBC third (752,054).
From 9 to 11 p.m., FNC, whose coverage was anchored by Bret Baier, averaged 4.51 million viewers, followed by 2.17 million for MSNBC and 1.88 million for CNN.
http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/fox-news-domi...
libs watching FOX? lol
Ok folks help me out here. Are these libtards losing it or what. I mean they can't all really not understand what they read, right? It has really been bad today so far! No wonder this country is in such despair!!! We are in real trouble if they can't pull it together and learn to function.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1071597 Jan 30, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Once again it is not the number of exective orders it is the content in them.
the left has no other defense than a silly numbers game...
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1071598 Jan 30, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
One thing most economists do agree on is that today’s minimum wage is worth less than it used to be. Adjusted for inflation,$7.25 an hour is 23 percent lower today than it was in 1968. Several studies show that if the minimum wage had kept up with inflation and with the growth of average labor productivity over the past 46 years, it would be around $25 an hour
This last point may be one reason why the public overwhelmingly favors a wage increase.
A December Washington Post poll found two-thirds of Americans support raising the minimum wage, while a recent Gallup poll showed 76 percent in favor. While it may not be a surprise that 85 percent of Democrats support such a move, half of all Republican’s and 65 percent of independents also support such a move, according to the Post poll.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/support-for-minim...
minority opinions losing out on Topix this morning.
just the usual.
how's that "minority opinion" with regard to ObamaCare? I dont' recall you ever posting it.

If Democrats had their way everyone would be paid the same wage, except for Democrat politicans. I've yet to hear Clinton say he'll give a speech for minimum wage pay.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1071599 Jan 30, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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you mean 10 times more people watched than they are people who watch FOX every night?
seems like it should be more liberals.
most TV viewers had to search for a channel that carried something other than Obama's jive act....and they did....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1071600 Jan 30, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
your Obama induced insanity is getting worse
Yes, you've obviously got acute schizophrenia blues.
""People with schizophrenia may not make sense when they talk. Sometimes people with schizophrenia seem perfectly fine until they talk about what they are really thinking.""
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This is how much a traitor Dweeb is:
He has called for a revolution against our democratically elected President.
He has expressed support for Vladimir Putin, card carrying Communist, over his own President.
He has expressed support for the Muslim!! President of Libya, over his own President.
If that's not the talk of a traitor, what is??
your Obama induced insanity is getting worse

Yes, you've obviously got acute schizophrenia blues.

""People with schizophrenia may not make sense when they talk. Sometimes people with schizophrenia seem perfectly fine until they talk about what they are really thinking.""
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1071601 Jan 30, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Good job, Killtaker.
You've proven to us, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are one really dumb sumbitch.
You needn't keep offering proof.
You might start posting things you can understand and defend, so others don't so quickly make you look like the idiot you are.
Or is that your point?? You're a masochist?? You enjoy the pain of being kicked around on Topix??
Seems to run commonly among Teabaggers.
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"Gallup Poll Finds Democrats More Compassionate; Republicans More Psychopathic"
tell us of some of the charities you donate to?

show us this compassion you speak of...

we know you have a big mouth....
how big is your wallet...
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1071602 Jan 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
the main problem with the slogan "equal pay for equal work" is the inability to define "equal work"....
Like in the White House?

Gender wage gap at the White House: Female staffers are paid less than 87 cents for every dollar paid to men.

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/09/gender-wage-...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1071603 Jan 30, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>Big government eugenics would be telling women they can't have children. There's nothing wrong with telling someone they won't be rewarded with a bigger monthly check for not practicing the same family planning that responsible citizens practice. But then again Democrats love multi-generational poverty because it keeps their base on the plantation.
If Obama REALLY wanted to do something about Inequality, he'd tell the baby mamas to keep their legs closed unless the "daddy" was going to marry and support this "family."
They pay farmers to *not* grow certain crops.

The Magic Negro might pull another Executive Order out of his chieftain headdress to pay baby mommas to *not* have babies.

If they decide to *not* have 16 babies, he'll pay them for 16 babies. With your money.

The guy's a genius, eh?

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1071604 Jan 30, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> He didn't understand that the first time. What makes you think he will the second?
How is the steel mill closing & becoming a Casino be a sign of Obama's economy when that all happened under George W Bush???

Do ya think you can you understand that the second time????

Its a simple question, Flack.

But hey, you blame everything else that happened prior to Jan 20th, 2009 on Obama so it doesn't surprise me you would blame this too.
NuculurNUToption

Satellite Beach, FL

#1071605 Jan 30, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Lie of the year??
That’s easy!!
“Anything Obama and I Say”
HAHAHAHA
Not Surprized! LOL

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1071606 Jan 30, 2014
Yeah wrote:
lol! For the likes of Lola and DBwriter.
You idiots still can't run from the facts no matter how many times you repeat your opinions and reich wing mantra!!!!
poor babies!!!!
"U.S. seeks $2.1 billion from Bank of America in fraud case
Reuters
43 minutes ago
A Bank of America customer uses a Bank of America ATM in Charlotte
A Bank of America customer uses a Bank of America ATM in Charlotte, North Carolina May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Keane
By Nate Raymond
Related Stories
NEW YORK (Reuters)- The U.S. government has raised the amount it is seeking in penalties from Bank of America Corp (BAC) to $2.1 billion after a jury found the bank was liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit.
The request in a court filing late on Wednesday for $2.1 billion was based on gross revenue generated by the fraud, the government said. The Justice Department had previously asked for $863.6 million.
The initial request was based on gross losses it said government-sponsored mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) incurred on loans purchased from Countrywide Financial Corp in 2007 and 2008.
A spokesman for Bank of America had no immediate comment.
In a December hearing, a judge asked the bank and the Justice Department to brief him on how he might base the penalties on Countrywide's gains rather than losses resulting from the mortgage sales.
A federal jury in New York in October had found Bank of America and Rebecca Mairone, a former mid-level executive at Countrywide, each liable for fraud in the civil lawsuit.
The case focused on a mortgage lending process at Countrywide, which Bank of America acquired in July 2008, called the "High Speed Swim Lane," or alternatively "HSSL" or "Hustle."
"PUNISH DEFENDANTS"
The government contended that Countrywide's program emphasized and rewarded employees for the quantity rather than the quality of loans produced, and eliminated check lists designed to ensure that loans were sound...."
You're an idiot.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1222905...

Why do you still pretend to live in Hawaii?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1071607 Jan 30, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Good dog!!
Your imitating me proves how much in awe of me you are!! Be a good boy and I'll let you lick my boots later today!!
I can get you to post what I want!!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Is Dweeb A TRAITOR?? You decide!!
He has called for a revolution against our democratically elected President.
He has expressed support for Vladimir Putin, card carrying Communist, over his own President.
He has expressed support for the Muslim!! President of Libya, over his own President.
If that's not the talk of a traitor, what is??
The best way to keep Sochi safe is not let the muslim terrorists in the White House have any information about security at the Olympics. You saw what happened when the White House conspired with Al Qaeda to kill a US ambassador in Benghazi, didn't you? We sure don't want the muslim terrorists in the White House to be involved with security in Sochi.
your Obama induced insanity is getting worse
Yes, you've obviously got acute schizophrenia blues.
""People with schizophrenia may not make sense when they talk. Sometimes people with schizophrenia seem perfectly fine until they talk about what they are really thinking.""

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1071608 Jan 30, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
"Gallup Poll Finds Democrats More Compassionate; Republicans More Psychopathic"
Lie of the year??
That’s easy!!
“Waxman only posts as Waxman”
Except when he’s being “Shiningtinfoilhat’!!
(Keep the shiny side up,Waxy!!)
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Are you still getting that Low-Intellect Subsidy from brotha Obama?

There's a thin line between being a smartass and a dumbass and nutsack straddles the line daily.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1071609 Jan 30, 2014
when the government rewards people for bad behavior, the result is to encourage more bad behavior...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1071610 Jan 30, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
Wouldn't matter Topix libs heads are packed so full of liberal propaganda and lies there's no room for any truth. Dems own the mortgage crisis lock, stock and barrel.
No coerced subprime loans, no crisis.
Old slick Willie, a total degenerate and woman abuser, but he was pragmatic about being president. Unlike the incompetent ideologue and boob Barry
Clinton came clean after his presidency in an interview admitting he lied just because he could and saying "lying just because you can is one of the most reprehensible things anyone can do." That's all he needed to say. In my eyes, he had redeemed himself..

He's also very close to the Bush's. GHW is like his father figure, but they are all very close. That makes him a better and/or changed person in my eyes too.

Don't think he likes Obama or his policies too much either. He's been rather outspoken on a few occasions so that makes him a very reasonable Democrat. It's my opinion he's also a closet Republican now.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1071611 Jan 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
most successful people had minimum wage jobs when they were teenagers....
most welfare bums never had that advantage...
Can't argue with that logic.
Work or starve is my solution to this marxist insanity being shoved down our throats today.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1071612 Jan 30, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
"EXCLUSIVE: Obama's high school pot dealer who he thanked for the 'good times' was beaten to death with a hammer by his gay lover"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25476...
We got the message the first time from your 1986 tabloid, Killtaker. Maybe you should continue to resort to your references of fifty year old studies and their fifteen second follow up?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1071613 Jan 30, 2014
Can anyone explain why taxpayers should be subsidizing insurance premiums for someone earning $96,400 per year?

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