Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1421500 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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Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#918855 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> I haven't used an alarm clock in 20 years.
in other words, your basement apartment is ground level.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#918856 Jun 5, 2013
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!!

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Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#918857 Jun 5, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So... how's that space program going son?
You really are ignorant? When someone calls you on your opinion you change the subject, You don't get away with that stuff, people know you can't argue anything but Demorat talking points. SON...
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#918858 Jun 5, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The President picked up nothing. The wheels had long since been in motion when Obama was still voting present in the Illinois Senate and creating scandals for his opponents so he could win unopposed twice in a row - with only with a slight majority.
In a speech in Miami in October 2012: "Today, al-Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.”
He clearly wanted you to believe terrorism was on the run just so you would vote for him again.
Bin Laden would have been found and killed if Romney were in the WH instead. The long years of hard work paid off.
But only Obama would take the credit in his famous campaign slogan: GM is alive, bin Laden is dead!"
He gave the go ahead which any president would have done. And al-Qaeda is anything but on the run.
You're just one of his many faithful tools.
Obammy wanted to PROSECUTE the CIA for waterboarding (prefering to kill by drone instead) and bragged about using Flash Cards w/Terrorist photos to decide....so manly for man who wears Mom jeans and throws like a girl
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#918859 Jun 5, 2013
Homer this and Homer that...will everyone quit talking about me.
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#918860 Jun 5, 2013
THE MOST TRANSPARANT ADMINISTRATION EVER

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes. Welcome to the Summer of Belated Epiphanies. Media lapdogs are finally, finally arriving at the conclusion that maybe this isn't the most transparent administration in world history, after all.

On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported on the Obama administration's use of secret email accounts, stonewalling on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and attempted shakedown of reporters seeking public information on just how widespread the disclosure evasion might be.

Take note: It wasn't the AP that originally uncovered Team Obama's penchant for email sock-puppetry. Chris Horner, Competitive Enterprise Institute fellow and author of "The Liberal War on Transparency," first exposed former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson's Internet alter ego, "Richard Windsor," last year. The free-market environmental think tank filed suit against the government last fall seeking records on the secret, illegal "secondary" email accounts of high-level EPA officials after the agency ignored multiple FOIA filings.

Seven months after President Obama was re-elected, along comes the AP to bolster Horner's assertion that the practice is not just isolated in one bureaucracy. Corruptocrat Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (whose document-shredding, obstructionist history I chronicled last week) maintained at least one FOIA-subverting address: [email protected] So did Donald Berwick, former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Gary Cohen, a top Obamacare operative.

According to the AP, a whopping 10 agencies have not yet turned over lists of email addresses, including EPA, the Pentagon, the departments of Veterans Affairs, Transportation, Treasury, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Commerce, and Agriculture.

And how's this for the audacity of opacity: Can you believe the Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses?

In a classic Captain Obvious moment, the Associated Press points out that these hidden accounts "drive perceptions that government officials are trying to hide actions or decisions." You don't say!

Level 4

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#918861 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The "crash" started in 4th quarter of 2007. Democrats tool over Congress in Jan of 2007.
How is that two years.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
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.

It's what they do. Ethics is not part of the equation in their hunger for power formula.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#918862 Jun 5, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats Defend Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac In 2004
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x77868_democ...
Watch it! Moron!
From a minority position in the House.

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Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#918863 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Not at all.
Bring up the death camps in talking about your complaint with Benghazi, IRS or whatever was stupid.
See! You just did it again!!!! I'm done with your dumbass!!!

“Come Home America!”

Level 1

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#918864 Jun 5, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>When President Obama hosted his annual Iftar dinner in August 2010 to commemorate the Muslim celebration of Ramadan, the list of invitees published by the White House was curiously missing the names of several attendees–all of whom were top leaders of organizations known to be purveyors of jihadi ideology and implicated by federal prosecutors in financing terrorism.
Yet it was not like they had crashed the party. In fact, one of the individuals missing on the official White House list, Mohamed Majid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), was pictured in a news service photograph sitting at the front table just a few feet from the president as he spoke. When Majid was hailed by Time Magazine in November 2005 as a “moderate Muslim cleric” who was helping the FBI fight terrorists, he quickly published an open letter to his congregation on the mosque’s website assuring his congregants that he was doing no such thing, stating that his relationship with the FBI was a one-way street only to communicate Muslim community concerns–not to report on individuals suspected of terrorist activity.
It was just a few years ago the attorney general of the United States was canceling Muslim outreach events for the sole reason that Majid would be present at the meeting, because the Department of Justice had just named the ISNA as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in American history.
I give O'bama credit for his outreach to terrorism- are you satisfied? I also giving him credit for helping moslems around the world in their quest for jihad. Satisfied yet?
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...

Level 1

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#918865 Jun 5, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Look numbnuts, I posted Bush's speech at the Joint Session of Congress after 9/11. The fact that you didn't read it or worse can't understand what you read is not my problem.
But Sadam had nothing to do with 9-11 or Al Qaeda.

Pulling out that speech is more proof how duped you are.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#918866 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.
It's what they do. Ethics is not part of the equation in their hunger for power formula.
Now its Clinton's fault? But Republicans controlled Congress for 6 of 8 Clinton years.

You just told me it was the Democrats fault because they took over Congress so why aren't you blaming the Republican Congress under Clinton?
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#918867 Jun 5, 2013
THE MOST TRANSPARANT ADMINISTRATION EVER--LOL, LOL

Hostility to transparency, of course, has been a hallmark of this administration from top to bottom. As I reported from the very first days of the Obama regime's vampiric tenure:

--Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for years fought disclosure of massive donations from foreign governments and corporations who filled her husband's library and foundation coffers.

--Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis failed to disclose that she was director and treasurer of a union-promoting lobbying group pushing legislation that she was co-sponsoring.

--Attorney General Eric Holder overruled his own lawyers in the Justice Department on the issue of D.C. voting rights (which he and Obama support) and refused to make public the staffers' opinion that a House bill on the matter was unconstitutional. His stone wall of obstruction extends from the New Black Panther Party voting rights case to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal to the Solyndra green boondoggle bankruptcy and Gitmo closure plans and conflicts of interests -- all while touting a new "Open Plan for Government" from which he has conveniently exempted himself.

(JANE'S NOTE: this is the same eric holder who claimed to not know Marc Rich--even though he insisted Clinton pardon him)

--Former No. 2 official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, former King County, Wash., Executive Ron Sims, had the distinction of being the most fined government official in his state's history for suppressing public records from taxpayers.

--Former green czar Carol Browner infamously bullied auto execs to "put nothing in writing, ever." She was singled out by the White House's own oil spill panel for misleading the public about the scientific evidence for the administration's draconian drilling moratorium. The Interior Department inspector general and federal courts blasted drilling-ban book-cooking by both Browner and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who falsely rewrote the White House drilling-ban report to doctor the Obama-appointed panel's own overwhelming scientific objections to the job-killing edict, as a culture of contempt and "determined disregard" for the law.

Remember: While head of the Clinton administration's EPA, Browner ordered a staffer to purge and delete her computer files to evade a public disclosure lawsuit. Lambasted by the judge for "contumacious" behavior and contempt of court, Browner claimed it was all an innocent mistake -- and blamed her young son for downloading games on her work computer that she was trying to erase.

And in case you'd forgotten, Obama set the tone by breaking his transparency pledge with the very first bill he signed into law. In January 2009, the White House announced that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act had been posted online for review. Oopsy: Obama had already signed it -- in violation of his "sunlight before signing" pledge to post legislation for public comment on the White House website five days before he sealed any deal.

In 2010, corporate lobbyists met hundreds of times with administration officials at Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, even on a side lawn -- with the express purpose of circumventing the public's right to know. The coffee loophole klatches were arranged by Team Obama members using, you guessed it, personal email accounts to communicate with the influence industry.

When Obama vowed that "transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency," he didn't mean "touchstones." He meant sinkholes.

Now, when Mr. Sunshine touts his reveal-as-we-say-not-as-we-con ceal record, I'll welcome company from the Johnnies-come-lately of the White House press who see the truth and laugh out loud, rolling on the floor.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#918868 Jun 5, 2013
Well I'll be back in a bit. Have to mow the lawn.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#918869 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
But Sadam had nothing to do with 9-11 or Al Qaeda.
Pulling out that speech is more proof how duped you are.
You have got to be the most brainwashed libtard of all time. Go back and read the speech moran. It's a good thing breathing is involuntary.
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#918870 Jun 5, 2013
Susan Rice--a perfect "know nothing fit"

- she did exactly what was required of her by Obama. An Ambassador to the UN who would present the implausible scenario as she did without question and continue to defend doing so with "I didn't know anything" is an excellent choice as security adviser - knowing nothing is the key.

to the tune of Prissy in Gone with the Wind...

Obama:
I don't know nuthin bout benghazi

I don't know nuthin bout the AP being spied on

I don't know nuthin bout the IRS targeting conservatives

must ALL be above his "pay grade"

“Come Home America!”

Level 1

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#918871 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.
2002: Annual home price appreciation of 10% or more in California, Florida, and most Northeastern states."Annual home-value growth at highest rate since 1980". Retrieved 2008-10-06.

June 17:President G.W. Bush sets goal of increasing minority home owners by at least 5.5 million by 2010 through tax credits, subsidies and a Fannie Mae commitment of $440 billion to establish NeighborWorks America with faith-based organizations.[34]

2003: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy $81 billion in subprime securities.[16]

June: Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan lowers federal reserve’s key interest rate to 1%, the lowest in 45 years.[35]
September: Bush administration recommended moving governmental supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under a new agency created within the Department of the Treasury. The changes were blocked by Congress.[36]
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").

February: The Office of Thrift Supervision implemented new rules that allowed savings and loans with over $1 billion in assets to meet their CRA obligations without investing in local communities, cutting availability of subprime loans.
September: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency allow loosening of Community Reinvestment Act requirements for "small" banks, further cutting subprime loans.[17][40]
Fall: Booming housing market halts abruptly; from the fourth quarter of 2005 to the first quarter of 2006, median prices nationwide dropped off 3.3 percent.[41]
Year-end: A total of 846,982 properties were in some stage of foreclosure in 2005.[42]

Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_...
sonicfilter

Fishers, 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

Fishers, 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!”

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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_...

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