Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1431460 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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Lincoln

United States

#867028 Mar 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Republicans have a habit of dismissing the $1.5 trillion in spending cuts that President Obama has signed into law, while bringing up the $600 billion of revenue he signed constantly, as highlighted in this video. In fact, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) explicitly said that spending cuts adopted by the last Congress shouldn’t be taken into account when discussing how to reduce the deficit, but revenue increases adopted by that same Congress should.
And at the end of the day, all of the deficit reduction talk ignores the fact that the problem with government spending at the moment is that it is too low, not too high.
http://thinkprogress.org/
only one Republican candidate for president gained a majority of the popular vote in the last 20 years.
America rejects the republican kool aide
Lincoln

United States

#867029 Mar 2, 2013
No one bought this line of republican nonsense
when you posted it before the election.

Republicans are the rich for the rich, and you with your small income have been taken in.

Keep post fun to read.
carol wrote:
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The crisis started during the Clinton administration when Fannie and Freddie were "let loose" with very little oversight.
The two budgets Obama proposed was rejected unanimously in the Senate by every single Democrat. If they had voted for even more spending, they might lose their comfy seats in the Senate.
If the Senate refuses to even bring up any bills passed by the House, they become culpable of obstruction.
But thanks for trying.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#867030 Mar 2, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Here's the Savings and Loan history you're trying to talk about: "1980: After interest rates rise 13 percentage points in 2 years, President Carter signs law further hollowing out Glass-Steagall. The measure—pushed through by Sen. Jake Garn (R-Utah), a former insurance executive—demolishes usury caps for mortgages and raises bar for prosecuting lenders.
Jan 1981: Sen. Garn becomes chair of Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee with fellow deregulation advocate M. Danny Wall as majority staff director. American Banker exults that "lobbyists here view Mr. Wall's promotion as a gift swept to shore by the [GOP] tide last election day."
1982: Sen. Garn coauthors Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act, which deregulates savings and loan industry.
Jeb Bush
1984: S&Ls start crashing in Texas as oil boom peters out. More than 1,000 thrifts nationwide will fail between 1986 and 1995; debacle will cost $500 billion, including $124 billion in taxpayer money.
April 2, 1987: Sen. John McCain meets with federal regulators to discuss investigation of Lincoln Savings and Loan. The thrift's owner, Charles Keating, was the senator's business partner and campaign contributor, and flew McCain around on his private jet.
Sept: Drexel Burnham Lambert, home to "junk-bond king" Michael Milken, creates "collateralized debt obligations" (CDOS)—securities made up of myriad loans and bonds with different risk levels.
Dec 9, 1988: Silverado S&L collapses, leaving $1.3 billion taxpayer liability; board members include Neil Bush, who engineered loans to friends in what federal Office of Thrift Supervision will call "multiple conflicts of interest." Bush later tells Congress a few of his deals may have looked "a little fishy."
Feb 6, 1989: President George H.W. Bush bails out S&L industry; among those helped is his son, Jeb, as government takes over most of a $5 million second mortgage on his Miami office building."
Barney Frank became chairman of the House Financial Committee in 2007...I guess we've all found out where Gormless Old Pukes go to die...
So___you're saying that Countrywide Financial and HSBC were "not" savings and loans?

Why then is the Chicago poster talking about S&L's, is he having flashbacks to "olden times?"

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#867031 Mar 2, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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so says the thread airhead and alcoholic...
Yes, that's exactly what you are.

Thanks for admitting to it!!

Now go get help!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#867032 Mar 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Republicans have a habit of dismissing the $1.5 trillion in spending cuts that President Obama has signed into law, while bringing up the $600 billion of revenue he signed constantly, as highlighted in this video. In fact, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) explicitly said that spending cuts adopted by the last Congress shouldn’t be taken into account when discussing how to reduce the deficit, but revenue increases adopted by that same Congress should.
And at the end of the day, all of the deficit reduction talk ignores the fact that the problem with government spending at the moment is that it is too low, not too high.
http://thinkprogress.org/
According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Obama set the target for deficit reduction far too low failing to mention the $4 trillion economists were calling for after the Simpson-Bowles report is now more like $6.7 trillion today. "By that measure, our debt problems will be far from solved".

Keep in mind it was the president who first proposed the sequester and insisted it become law.

The Republican Senate leader expressed his opposition saying, "the American people will not support more tax hikes in place of the meaningful spending reductions both parties already agreed to and the president signed into law."

That says it all.

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TSM

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#867033 Mar 2, 2013
Obama's Added $6 Trillion to the National Debt "It's the largest increase to date under any U.S. president, while Incomes Drop Most In 20 Years, 1/6 Americans in Poverty and Obamacare going to add another 6.2 trillion to the Deficit!! We can all agree this President is ‘Historic’….Disaster!!

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We will not go gentle

#867034 Mar 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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One more stupid than the other
And just ever so apparent as they try to top each other in their race to the bottom...the killa seems to be getting a bit more desperate, don't you think?

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

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#867037 Mar 2, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>I was talking ABOUT you, not to you, Idiot...BTW, do any of your "prodigy" know the word is spelled "coming" not "comming" and "bearer" not "barer"? So little time, so many trolls with tells...
Well. Perhaps he was "barer" than killer

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#867039 Mar 2, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Here's the Savings and Loan history you're trying to talk about: "1980: After interest rates rise 13 percentage points in 2 years, President Carter signs law further hollowing out Glass-Steagall. The measure—pushed through by Sen. Jake Garn (R-Utah), a former insurance executive—demolishes usury caps for mortgages and raises bar for prosecuting lenders.
Jan 1981: Sen. Garn becomes chair of Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee with fellow deregulation advocate M. Danny Wall as majority staff director. American Banker exults that "lobbyists here view Mr. Wall's promotion as a gift swept to shore by the [GOP] tide last election day."
1982: Sen. Garn coauthors Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act, which deregulates savings and loan industry.
Jeb Bush
1984: S&Ls start crashing in Texas as oil boom peters out. More than 1,000 thrifts nationwide will fail between 1986 and 1995; debacle will cost $500 billion, including $124 billion in taxpayer money.
April 2, 1987: Sen. John McCain meets with federal regulators to discuss investigation of Lincoln Savings and Loan. The thrift's owner, Charles Keating, was the senator's business partner and campaign contributor, and flew McCain around on his private jet.
Sept: Drexel Burnham Lambert, home to "junk-bond king" Michael Milken, creates "collateralized debt obligations" (CDOS)—securities made up of myriad loans and bonds with different risk levels.
Dec 9, 1988: Silverado S&L collapses, leaving $1.3 billion taxpayer liability; board members include Neil Bush, who engineered loans to friends in what federal Office of Thrift Supervision will call "multiple conflicts of interest." Bush later tells Congress a few of his deals may have looked "a little fishy."
Feb 6, 1989: President George H.W. Bush bails out S&L industry; among those helped is his son, Jeb, as government takes over most of a $5 million second mortgage on his Miami office building."
Barney Frank became chairman of the House Financial Committee in 2007...I guess we've all found out where Gormless Old Pukes go to die...
Guess what Barney(My Boie Lollipop)Frank said this long after George Bush was out of office. Barney Boie learned his lessons well, didn't he Leo??

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#867040 Mar 2, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>A fat assed ghetto welfare drain on society whos only ambition in life is to correct grammer and spelling on topix , get a life you welfare queen .
Hmmm, let's see; did yer "grammer " teach ya that Lil' gem?

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carol

Orlando, FL

#867041 Mar 2, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
No one bought this line of republican nonsense
when you posted it before the election.
Republicans are the rich for the rich, and you with your small income have been taken in.
Keep post fun to read.
<quoted text>
You seem more intelligent than to post such a simple analysis.

There are as many rich people in the Democrat Party as the Republican Party.

The solution is not to punish the successful and quelch job creation by overburdening small businesses with more government paperwork and fines.

When did you start thinking success is evil and taking away dignity by creating dependency noble?

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carol

Orlando, FL

#867042 Mar 2, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Obama promised to cut government spending but wants to blame the Republicans because he can't get his new taxes. He's happy the Bush tax cuts have expired, he can blame that on the Republicans too.
I'd like an administration is a budget they can pass through Congress, reform and reductions without the campaign blame game.
It's become a game. Obama and Democrats must win at all costs. We're the pawns.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#867043 Mar 2, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>And just ever so apparent as they try to top each other in their race to the bottom...the killa seems to be getting a bit more desperate, don't you think?
Oh yeah; I especially enjoyed the "shooting at beewals". Post!!!

"They is jes a bunch a ignant traila trash"

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We will not go gentle

#867044 Mar 2, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So___you're saying that Countrywide Financial and HSBC were "not" savings and loans?
Why then is the Chicago poster talking about S&L's, is he having flashbacks to "olden times?"
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh! S/he'll be back claiming Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and AIG are all savings and loans and Barney Frank served as CEO of all three next...have you noticed that in carol's writing style, she usually prefaces each larger lie with "keep in mind"?

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carol

Orlando, FL

#867046 Mar 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so the crisis started with Clinton and continued unabated for the 6 years Congress was ruled by Republicans.
what is it about that 6 years that just has to be ignored by FOXbots? please explain.
and....
Fox News host Megyn Kelly repeatedly pushed the false narrative that President Obama's 2013 budget proposal received zero votes in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats. In reality, the Senate did not vote on Obama's real budget, but on shell legislation introduced by Republicans in order to "embarrass" Democrats.
Discussing current budget negotiations on America Live, Kelly claimed President Obama's budget proposal received zero votes when the Senate voted on it earlier this year. Kelly said, "The Democrats in the Senate didn't have the courage to pass it. What makes you think the Republicans would?" and concluded, "A proposal's meaningless unless you [have] support for it. He can't even get support from his own party."
Kelly's assertion is a deceptive revision of history. In May, the Senate did vote 99-0 against a nonbinding budget resolution, but this was not Obama's full budget. Instead, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions introduced his own, much shorter version of Obama's plan, which included the same figures as Obama's plan for spending, revenue, and deficits, but none of his specific policy proposals. As ABC's Jake Tapper reported, "The Sessions legislation was 56 pages long; actual budgets are closer to 2,000 pages long."
Republicans then forced the Senate to vote on Sessions' version of Obama's plan to "embarrass Democrats and the White House," as the Associated Press put it.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/30/memo-...
thanks for not trying.
It's not Republicans who refuse to take any responsibility and refuse to look for new and better solutions from this point.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#867047 Mar 2, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Guess what Barney(My Boie Lollipop)Frank said this long after George Bush was out of office. Barney Boie learned his lessons well, didn't he Leo??
Homoeroticism at its finest

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#867050 Mar 2, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Homoeroticism at its finest
You must have first hand knowledge of what you speak, Right?

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carol

Orlando, FL

#867051 Mar 2, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>RomneyCare has worked out great for Massachusetts. There is no reason to believe it will not do the same for America.
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http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8311.p...
Massachusetts voted to pass Romneycare. Americans were given no voice and Republicans completely shut out of Obamacare.

Massachusetts is a small state and the population a small fraction compared to the entire nation.

Only 9% of the uninsured were not covered in Massachusetts. Over 3 million people will be added to government-run health care in 2014.

There's quite a big difference. But you have to have some modicum of perspective.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#867052 Mar 2, 2013
OzZ wrote:
Anyone following and supporting Obama just doesn't get it.
Sonicfilter. Instead of proliferating nonsense, educate yourself and do your homework. your paradigm is exactly what Obama is shoveling. think for yourself for a change.
no, the problem is...nowadays too many people think for themselves, but, absent fact that allows them to have an informed opinion.

albeit in groupthink, but the tell is that every one of those groups is in the minority.

but i'm diggin' my stigmas. i can't think for myself because i'm too well informed. guess that's better than being called a racist because of telling the truth about racism.

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Lincoln

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#867054 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Obama set the target for deficit reduction far too low failing to mention the $4 trillion economists were calling for after the Simpson-Bowles report is now more like $6.7 trillion today. "By that measure, our debt problems will be far from solved".
Keep in mind it was the president who first proposed the sequester and insisted it become law.
The Republican Senate leader expressed his opposition saying, "the American people will not support more tax hikes in place of the meaningful spending reductions both parties already agreed to and the president signed into law."
That says it all.
Republicans do not follow the constitution.

Four years of republican lies by birthers.

Now they whine as they will not pay the bills George Bush ran up.

Republicans are pro abortion, just run against in every four years,

and do nothing

in power,

Carol

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