Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#818941 Dec 9, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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and did nothing, and still has done nothing
Posts like that are why you are considered a f*cking idiot.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818942 Dec 9, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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public sector.
fired by GOP Governors.
Many public sectors jobs are unproductive, unnecessary, and a drain on the economy.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818943 Dec 9, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Many public sectors jobs are unproductive, unnecessary, and a drain on the economy.
The financial crisis and resulting recession brought record-breaking declines in state revenues; the primary response to the hole blown in state budgets was deep cuts in education, health, human services, and other areas. Cuts of this magnitude are job killers. They directly eliminate jobs in both the private and public sectors, and indirectly cost additional jobs by reducing consumer buying power. In these ways, excessively large spending cuts make recessions deeper and longer than they would be otherwise.

Here’s how the economic damage from spending cuts happens: when lawmakers cut services they end contracts with private sector businesses and reduce spending on private sector goods, leading to layoffs or lower wages among private sector workers. When lawmakers cut services they also lay off teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public sector workers (over 650,000 state and local government workers have lost their jobs since the recession hit the states). In turn, private AND public sector workers who are laid off, or who see their pay reduced, buy less and further reduce economic activity.

Deep cuts to state services also erode the foundations of a strong economy, in both the short and long term. Spending on education, transportation, and public safety has been shown to stimulate economic growth in the short run and is among the most important determinants of economic growth and job quality in the long run. Research also shows that expanding and improving upon these investments through well-targeted tax increases (in other words, finding new money to pay for better services) stimulates income and job growth.

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

more stuff FOX has never heard of.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#818944 Dec 9, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That percentage doesn't seem to change, wonder why.
You really have to ask?
ALICIA BANKS

Little Rock, AR

#818945 Dec 9, 2012
hobama is the new hitler/nixon/gwb 3.0

that bankster hobama's global failures have just begun!!!

cc
ndaa
wwiii
civil war ii
libya
endless wars for opium and oil and gold...
fiscal cliff dive
africom
cispa
hobamacare
jobless
homeless
layoffs
etc

shame on the blind fooled fleeced sheeple!!!!!!!

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Brookland, AR

#818946 Dec 9, 2012
carol wrote:
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Thankfully, the people themselves are making their voices heard. A recent example is in Rhode Island where the Governor had to back down from calling the state Christmas Tree and Holiday Tree when the people of Rhode Island made it clear they weren't going to stand for it.
Good for those people to speak up, we have all sat back and played dead, it's time for all to stand up for our rights.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818947 Dec 9, 2012
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich argued on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, today's GOP would be outmatched.

"If their competitor in '16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably a still-relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl," Gingrich said. "And the Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/g...
nwax

Windsor, CT

#818949 Dec 9, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The Bush economy built on debt & on the house of cards in real estate & mortgage securities that led to the worst recession in 80 years?
A Bush economy that took us from a balanced budget & on the road to paying off our debt to the doubling the debt.
Maybe in your right whiner la la land that is a good economy but not in reality.
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Obama debt hypocrite?

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#818950 Dec 9, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Good news for Americans alas sad for tea party
The US added 146,000 jobs in November, official data shows, as the economy seemingly shrugged off storm Sandy.
The unexpectedly strong performance brought the unemployment rate down to
a four-year low of 7.7% of the workforce.
The jobs figure was well above most analysts' expectations and continued a recent surge that begun in July.
Weekly jobs claims registered a sharp but short-lived jump in the number claiming benefits in the states ravaged by the storm last month.
BWHAAA HAHAHAHAhahaha!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818951 Dec 9, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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The financial crisis and resulting recession brought record-breaking declines in state revenues; the primary response to the hole blown in state budgets was deep cuts in education, health, human services, and other areas. Cuts of this magnitude are job killers. They directly eliminate jobs in both the private and public sectors, and indirectly cost additional jobs by reducing consumer buying power. In these ways, excessively large spending cuts make recessions deeper and longer than they would be otherwise.
Here’s how the economic damage from spending cuts happens: when lawmakers cut services they end contracts with private sector businesses and reduce spending on private sector goods, leading to layoffs or lower wages among private sector workers. When lawmakers cut services they also lay off teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public sector workers (over 650,000 state and local government workers have lost their jobs since the recession hit the states). In turn, private AND public sector workers who are laid off, or who see their pay reduced, buy less and further reduce economic activity.
Deep cuts to state services also erode the foundations of a strong economy, in both the short and long term. Spending on education, transportation, and public safety has been shown to stimulate economic growth in the short run and is among the most important determinants of economic growth and job quality in the long run. Research also shows that expanding and improving upon these investments through well-targeted tax increases (in other words, finding new money to pay for better services) stimulates income and job growth.
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...
more stuff FOX has never heard of.
Government at all levels must reduce spending to meet available revenues. Unfortunately, government tends to cut in all the wrong places.

In addition, government pensions are a time bomb that will explode on future generations, a prime reason for contracting out as many services as possible.

Perhaps, in tough times, government employees should consent to pay freezes and/or pay cuts to maintain employment levels, regardless of any contracts.

Just like those in the private sector.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#818952 Dec 9, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Actually dimwit studies have shown that tax rates have little or no effect on investments or the economy.
www.businessweek.com/.../low-capital-gains-ta... -...
Page Cannot Be Found.

Geezuz, this is so apropos:>
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818953 Dec 9, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich argued on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, today's GOP would be outmatched.
"If their competitor in '16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably a still-relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl," Gingrich said. "And the Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level."
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/g...
Hillary Clinton was conceded the Democrat nomination for 2008 in advance, but that didn't happen.

If she has a black or Hispanic opponent for the 2016 nomination, she may have trouble again.

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Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#818954 Dec 9, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
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"Linguistcally advanced"? Oh, the falacious plattitudes. Categorize yourself correctly; you are simultaneously a "cunning linguist' and a "cunning runt". Now swap the consonants on the words in both titles, and we are finally down to the heart of the matter.........
What is a "lunning cinguist"?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#818955 Dec 9, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong moron! The US doesn't even come close to having the best healthcare system in the world.
www.businessinsider.com/best-healthcare-syste... ...
Accessibility is a major component of an effective health care system and for years for profit insurance companies have limited that access. Obamacare opens access to those previously denied coverage and prevents private insurance from making profits by denying and limiting care.
The fiscal cliff along with defense cuts is a situation forced by the GOP. Obama is on record opposing those cuts.
You're a goddamned liar.
Whoops...

The page you are trying to reach cannot be found.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-healthcar...

Geezuz! Your thoughts are missing links, too, bro...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#818956 Dec 9, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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You can put handled into quotes all you want Carol but the majority of the American people gave him high marks on his actions, 78% to be exact.
www.washingtonpost.com/.../wapo-abc-tracking-... ...
Romney ran no negative ads stupid? Not only were his ads negative they were laced with lies like claiming the President gutted the work requirement for welfare.
Obama won because the majority of the American people rejected the nihilistic slash and burn policies of the Romney/Ryan ticket that would have further enriched the already wealthy on the backs of the middle class and the poor.
Geezuzinski!! Get a life, woodja?!!!

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#818957 Dec 9, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Blacks have been voting Democrat for decades. HHH got over 90%.
....and look where it got them. Stupid is, Stupid does.

Largest prison population in America. Largest assaults and murders committed. Largest morally and financially bankrupt politics in this country. This, after 60 years of Liberal Free Lunch handouts.

Something is rotten in Kenya.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#818958 Dec 9, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
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YOUR BROTHER THIS, YOUR BROTHER THAT... YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE. THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE: YOU DON'T THINK YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE. YOU THINK YOU'RE SMART. BUT YOU'RE NOT SMART, YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE; SORT OF A CATCH 22. CAN YOU TELL DEBIL ONE THING... ONE SINGLE THING.. THAT YOU KNOW... THAT HE DOESN'T? C'MON, HONEY, TELL DEBIL ONE-SINGLE-THING... THAT YOU "KNOW," THAT DEBIL DOESN'T? THIS YOU CHANCE, TELL DEBIL WHAT YOU KNOW THAT HE DOESN'T...
NOW LET DEBIL TELL YOU THIS IN ADVANCE: HE A LOT SMARTER THAN YOU ARE. NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY NOW, NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK. DEBIL IS GONNA MAKE A FOOL OF YOU. THIS CAUSE SOME PROBLEMS FO' ANALOMALY, WHO SEEM TO BE YOU TOADY. BUT YOU DREW DOWN, NOT HER. SO SHOW YOU HAND, OL' MAN, DEBIL WILL RAPE AN' KILL YOU WITH ONE HAND TIED BEHIND HIS BACK. AN' THERE NOT A GODDAM THING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT... CAUSE YOU NUTHIN'. NEVER HAVE BEEN... NEVER WILL BE. THIS YOU CHANCE, CRACKER, SHOW HER, HER CONFIDENCE IN YOU IS JUSTIFIED... DO IT NOW...
Yer cracked.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#818959 Dec 9, 2012
carol wrote:
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That 78% was because of his response to the hurricane. He did what any president would have done.
"Of the $716 billion that the Affordable Care Act cuts from the program over the next ten years, the largest chunk—$415 billion—comes from slashing Medicare’s reimbursement rates to hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors. This significant reduction in fees is driving many doctors to stop accepting new Medicare patients, making it harder for seniors to gain access to needed care."
http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/08/20/h...
"It is still unclear what effect these cuts will have on the program in the long run. And Romney accurately cited concerns that they may ultimately affect beneficiaries.
"Several experts, including Medicare’s independent actuary, have warned that the planned cuts may force some providers to either close or to stop serving Medicare beneficiaries."
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/03/news/...
Basically, you provided misleading information about the 78% and Romney's ads were more true than not.
It wasn't Romney who accused Obama of killing someone's wife.
The chickens will come home to roost very soon now and when they do the Bush-Bashers will begin blaming the Republicans, those wealthy pigs hiding their cash overseas from Obamatheft, the rich, greedy doctors who won't see Medicare patients at a financial loss and, of course, George Bush himself. Liberal blame is only one-way. Always is.

Their ignorant, primal base will fall for it. Always do.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#818960 Dec 9, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Obama's reaction to Sandy was miles ahead of Bush's response to Katrina.
Obamacare did NOT reduce payments to doctors.
Hospitals agreed to the reductions because it gave them 30 million new PAYING customers.
Obamacare did not decrease benefits but rather increased benefits.
Many Romney ads were blatant lies. So blatant they like;y cost him votes.
Quit making excuses for Romney. He lost the election because of his own actions. He chose Ryan, He made numerous mistakes, he lost the last two debates.
Your Bush-Basing here in 2013 now has worn as thin as the bone in your head, Dood. You sound like one of those barefoot, uneducated, unbathed palestinians blaming Jews for all of mankind's ills.

Allah Akbar, Dood:>

Level 1

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#818961 Dec 9, 2012
nwax wrote:
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Obama debt hypocrite?
Directly related to Bush's two quagmire wars & dealing with the Bush recession.

Bush came in with a surplus. Left with this mess.

Dumbass

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