Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860836 Feb 18, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Here's just one:
""$2.4 Billion: subsidies to the Big Five producers debated and defeated in the Senate in 2011 and 2012
The Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, sponsored by Senator Menendez (D-NJ) was debated and defeated by the Senate for two years running, and would have eliminated $2.4 billion in annual tax deductions for the five major oil companies: BP, Exxon, Chevron, Shell and ConocoPhillips.
Although the move would have been an initial step, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. So called “independent” oil companies are hardly small businesses. Major integrated oil companies also include Occidental, Amerada Hess, Marathon, Murphy Oil and dozens of others. Together, these companies produced 53.5 percent of U.S. oil in 2009.""
All fossil fuel subsidies are ONLY available to fossil fuel producers, you moron!!
That's why they're called fossil fuel subsidies!!~
But I agree that all subsidies be eliminated.
<quoted text>
Still no identification of a specific subsidy.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#860837 Feb 18, 2013
To commemorate the holiday properly (besides shopping), I found a few lovely things that have been said about America's "Deciders" through the years in Joseph Cummins' fun book, Anything for a Vote and Rating the Presidents by William Ridings, Jr. and Stuart McIver. Feel the love:

"Jefferson is a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia Mulatto father." (Federalist pamphlet)

Martin Van Buren is laced up in corsets, such as women in town wear, and if possible tighter than the best of them. It would be difficult to say from his personal appearance, whether he was a man or a woman, but for his large red and gray whiskers." (Davy Crockett)

"Miss Nancy" (Andrew Jackson on James Buchanan)

"He is a horrid-looking wretch. Sooty and scoundrelly in aspect, a cross between the nutmeg dealer, the horse-swapper, and the nightman." (The Charleston Mercury on Abraham Lincoln)

"Tweedledum and Tweedledee" (Woodrow Wilson on Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft)

"A fathead with the brains of a guinea pig" (Teddy Roosevelt on William Howard Taft)

"If you vote for Nixon, you might go to hell." (Harry Truman)

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860838 Feb 18, 2013
The home mortgage deduction is a subsidy to the home building and real estate broker industries.

Are you Democrats opposed to this big business subsidy?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#860839 Feb 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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As pretty much every Republican in elective office will tell you, President Barack Obama is the most anti-Israel president in American history. Or:
When President Barack Obama visits Israel next month, he'll be awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction, Israeli President Shimon Peres' office announced Monday.
Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to receive the recognition, will be awarded the medal for making "a unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens," according to a release announcing the news
http://www.dailykos.com/
Does this mean Jean will be resurrected? Does this also mean that this award will be as worthless as Obama's fake Nobel award?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#860840 Feb 18, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh great, now rightwingers are going to turn on Israel, like they did Powell, Snowe, Collins, Hagel, Christie, sanity...
Do you really think they love the Jews?

They hate everyone.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860841 Feb 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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As pretty much every Republican in elective office will tell you, President Barack Obama is the most anti-Israel president in American history. Or:
When President Barack Obama visits Israel next month, he'll be awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction, Israeli President Shimon Peres' office announced Monday.
Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to receive the recognition, will be awarded the medal for making "a unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens," according to a release announcing the news
http://www.dailykos.com/
You must have responded to the wrong post.

Peres is imitating Neville Chamberlain.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#860842 Feb 18, 2013
Congress will be saved.

Mark Sanford running for Congress in SC.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

Yellowknife NT

#860843 Feb 18, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Then why do you idiots insist on burning the food?
They turn it into obesity while wasting it too, no less.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Level 5

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#860844 Feb 18, 2013
More good news (also filed under #Grumpy Old Prick gets his just desserts.) If any of these right-wing whiners was telling the truth about his accomplishments, it might be him/her/it. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/18/1187...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#860845 Feb 18, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh great, now rightwingers are going to turn on Israel, like they did Powell, Snowe, Collins, Hagel, Christie, sanity...
President Obama is spending the weekend golfing with Tiger Woods; now they'll hate Tiger too.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860846 Feb 18, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
So, old people on Medicare have to go to Cuba?
They get the same quality healthcare as your uninsured citizens....... except the uninsured bill is paid by taxpayers at triple the Medicare cost?
Wake up sloppy off topic spammer!
Republicans ruined the country.
Obama the genius borrows at 1.8% long term to fix the right frauds incompetence.
Medicare for everyone: quality care in the USA!
Let the loooooony right wingers relo to Cuba!
Artificially low interest rates retard economic growth and destroy the income of senior citizens.

The left fails to understand the difference between cost and quality, particularly with respect to medical care.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Level 5

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#860847 Feb 18, 2013
lily waxman raton fl wrote:
<quoted text> lily especially gets it off on nude Bushes
Oh, hell, Hydra-head, nobody, not even Barbara or Darth Cheney gets off on nude Bushes...Condi, perhaps, when she's in that dominatrix attire...nah, not even Condi...

Level 1

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#860848 Feb 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Still no identification of a specific subsidy.
So, you're a denier?

I have news. That approach is not working.

Too many Republicans have already acknowledged their existence.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Level 5

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#860849 Feb 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama is spending the weekend golfing with Tiger Woods; now they'll hate Tiger too.
Too late. They've been hating Tiger for years. That ship done sailed.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860850 Feb 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So Boehner was lying when he defended oil subsidies????
Congress debated nothing when they debated ending these subsidies?
But hey, just for you right whiners put there:
http://www.taxpayer.net/library/article/oil-a...
I'm tired of subsidizing Dumbwaiter's salary.
Paul Ryan - "lets throw children & old people into the streets to cut spending but hey, those poor poor oil companies still need our subsidies.
Typical Republican bullsh*t.
Still unable to identify any subsidy for the oil industry not available to other industries.

How do you feel about the huge taxpayer subsidy for electric cars?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#860851 Feb 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
To commemorate the holiday properly (besides shopping), I found a few lovely things that have been said about America's "Deciders" through the years in Joseph Cummins' fun book, Anything for a Vote and Rating the Presidents by William Ridings, Jr. and Stuart McIver. Feel the love:
"Jefferson is a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia Mulatto father." (Federalist pamphlet)
Martin Van Buren is laced up in corsets, such as women in town wear, and if possible tighter than the best of them. It would be difficult to say from his personal appearance, whether he was a man or a woman, but for his large red and gray whiskers." (Davy Crockett)
"Miss Nancy" (Andrew Jackson on James Buchanan)
"He is a horrid-looking wretch. Sooty and scoundrelly in aspect, a cross between the nutmeg dealer, the horse-swapper, and the nightman." (The Charleston Mercury on Abraham Lincoln)
"Tweedledum and Tweedledee" (Woodrow Wilson on Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft)
"A fathead with the brains of a guinea pig" (Teddy Roosevelt on William Howard Taft)
"If you vote for Nixon, you might go to hell." (Harry Truman)
http://www.dailykos.com/
lily also gets it off on any lowlife publications
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860852 Feb 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns has informed Republicans in his home state that he will retire at the end of his current Senate term, GOP sources tell NBC News.
The first-term senator has informed Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman that he won't run for reelection in 2014, a Republican official said
Not likely to make any difference.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#860853 Feb 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Do you really think they love the Jews?
They hate everyone.
lily loves the hate card

Level 1

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#860854 Feb 18, 2013
Danica Patrick, NASCAR

"NASCAR driver Danica Patrick isn’t particularly concerned about the Obama administration’s dictate that religious employers provide health care plans that cover contraceptives.
“I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for Americans,” Patrick, a Roman Catholic, told The Daily Caller Tuesday when asked about the controversy."

Oh No.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#860855 Feb 18, 2013
Only because you're a blind wingnut, too stupid to face reality!!

Funny how Republiclowns like Boehner defend oil subsidies, while an idiot like Nobraina claims they don't exist.

Too funny for words!!

What doesn't exist is gray matter between your ears.

You're a perfect example of the adage;

"A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse."
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Still no identification of a specific subsidy.

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