Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1382181 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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#970687 Aug 26, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Palin didn't create 10,000 jobs son. Oil companies did.
What she did do was quit. And that just happened to be the BEST thing she could do as well!
O'bama really did quit. He sat on Oprah's couch with that moose he calls his wife and said "I will not run for President, I care about the people of Illinois, they deserve the representation that they elected me for." Ha ha ha.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#970688 Aug 26, 2013
Frank wrote:
Since Obama has been occupying the white House a smaller percentage of the working age population is employed. Obama claims to be the champion of the middle class,yet the middle class has been decimated and the quality of our jobs has declined to a point that most new hires are part time. Obama has poured hundreds of billions into the pockets of donors at Fanny and Freddy and to leaders in the banking industry,why is the home ownership rate the lowest that it has been in 18 years? Why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by 50 percent while Obama has been in the White House? Why has the national debt gotten more than seven trillion dollars larger during the Obama era,after Obama promised to cut the debt in half? Obama should be apologizing to the American voters for all his lies and corruption.
the IRS will have the power to shut down companies that don't want O'bamacare--the IRS sanctioned by the O'bama plan with the democrats will shut down business after business with O'bamacare fines. What difference does it make to the democrats? NONE--as long as their constituents are getting medicated.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#970689 Aug 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
The original immigrants to Australia were all criminals!
Some of the early immigrants to Australia were vagrants and debtors. Some were orphans and others had various reasons to immigrate. It is obviously never correct to say that they were "all" criminals,just because some were.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#970690 Aug 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Pretty sure a lot of people are thinking the same thing.
But some republicans are denying this is a commonly shared opinion within the party.
It's better, I'm pretty sure they think, to let the dam break and the floods come.
They can clean up the mess a lot easier afterwards. And avoid being called racists.
Sometimes it's better for some people to learn things the hard way.
Why do racists mind being called racists?

“Often imitated”

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#970691 Aug 26, 2013
flack wrote:
Something that I've been thinking about.
Why are we fighting a fire out in the middle of no where? When these fires happen why don't they concentrate the fire crews around buildings and such instead of out in the middle of nowhere? Why are fire breaks not required around all structures built in the woods? Before man was around who put out these fires? If these fires were allowed to burn freely (except around homes) there would be far fewer of them over time. Not allowing the deadwood to be burned off only makes these fires more intense.
Environmentalists hate fire breaks and proper forest management.

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970692 Aug 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I've never met one Veteran that enlisted to fight for Socialism.
Nor I. But I've never heard a Commander-in-Chief call the military "corpse-men" either.

We're not in Kansas anymore. We're somewhere over the liberal rainbow because they truly do believe in a land called Utopia where everyone is exactly the same as everyone else.

And Obama is their Oz.

Life is stranger than fiction.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#970693 Aug 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you rather keep YOUR mom on painkillers instead of her getting the surgery to stop the pain?
Obama said that might be a better solution.
Depends on the age of the person. A person in his/her late 80
s and 90's may not be able to handle surgery. Many doctors won't perform surgery on an elderly patient for that reason. It's a matter of keeping the person comfortable and in as little pain as possible.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#970694 Aug 26, 2013
Why is everyone so upset about Miley Cyrus? it is the culture of liberalism on full display. Really liberals were stunned? LOL-they loved it!
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/26/showbiz/music/m...

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#970695 Aug 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) on Sunday said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "doesn't know anything about healthcare" and questioned his suitability for higher office.
"Ted Cruz may be a very good politician, but he certainly does not know anything about health care," Dean said on CNN's "State of the Union."
The former governor called Cruz's plan for cross-state health insurance purchasing a "terrible idea," saying he wouldn't want Texas' insurance policies affecting Vermont's universal health care.
"So, these are crazy ideas from the far right," Dean said. "He's a slick spokesman and God help us if he ever does get to be anything more than the senator from Texas."
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/h...
You're quoting howard dean now? Really?

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#970696 Aug 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Lane shooting....
I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers,” said Tim Fischer, a former deputy prime minister, in an interview with Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper,“[But] it’s a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the U.S.A. There is a gun for almost every American.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...
John Howard, who served as prime minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, is no one’s idea of a lefty. He was one of George W. Bush’s closest allies, enthusiastically backing the Iraq intervention, and took a hard line domestically against increased immigration and union organizing (pdf).
But one of Howard’s other lasting legacies is Australia’s gun control regime, first passed in 1996 in response to a massacre in Tasmania that left 35 dead. The law banned semiautomatic and automatic rifles and shotguns. It also instituted a mandatory buy-back program for newly banned weapons.
On Wednesday, Howard took to the Melbourne daily the Age to call on the United States, in light of the Aurora, Colo., massacre, to follow in Australia’s footsteps.“There are many American traits which we Australians could well emulate to our great benefit,” he concluded.“But when it comes to guns, we have been right to take a radically different path.”
So what have the Australian laws actually done for homicide and suicide rates? Howard cites a study (pdf) by Andrew Leigh of Australian National University and Christine Neill of Wilfrid Laurier University finding that the firearm homicide rate fell by 59 percent, and the firearm suicide rate fell by 65 percent, in the decade after the law was introduced, without a parallel increase in non-firearm homicides and suicides. That provides strong circumstantial evidence for the law’s effectiveness.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
so you tell me what the problem is. does that make it obvious enough even for you?
Yep, ban guns and gangs will change their initiations to something like who cann piss the furthest.

“fairtax.org”

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gauley bridge wv

#970697 Aug 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Flack now wants to pay postal workers minimum wage.
You do understand that the PostOffice is not an ordinary business, right?
You to realize that Congress changed the way it funds its pensions so that it must prepay them 75 years in the future? That this is the main cause of their problems?
You do realize that attempts to streamline were blocked by Congress right?
But hey, you & Galt keep blaming the workers & think that paying them minimum wage is the answer.
No, actually I would get rid of all out side delivery or pick up. Would save tremendous amounts of money by getting rid of all the vehicles, maintenance of same, and all the carriers. Plus the insurance.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#970698 Aug 26, 2013
20 yr old chimp arrested in murder of 99 yr old woman!! On the same page below, pictures of the now-captured, 2nd 16 yr old chimp that murdered the 89 yr old WWII vet in Seattle. Feral chimps on the loose, keep your guns and ammo at the ready!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/25/javo...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#970699 Aug 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>yes everyone knows Hillary Clinton has brain damage, finally you get it.
No way she lasts through the campaign season. Too old and fragile...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#970700 Aug 26, 2013
flack wrote:
Something that I've been thinking about.
Why are we fighting a fire out in the middle of no where? When these fires happen why don't they concentrate the fire crews around buildings and such instead of out in the middle of nowhere? Why are fire breaks not required around all structures built in the woods? Before man was around who put out these fires? If these fires were allowed to burn freely (except around homes) there would be far fewer of them over time. Not allowing the deadwood to be burned off only makes these fires more intense.
Agree. Plus it's needed to resupply the soil with rich nutrients. Also some trees/plants need fire in order to release their seeds.

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970701 Aug 26, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>No, that's a business decision.
I'll ask you the same question.

Would you make the decision to keep YOUR mom on painkillers rather than surgery to stop the pain?

Obama thinks that might be the better solution.

So do you agree with him or not?

You elected him twice after all and, in doing so, his views about keeping mom on painkillers.

Hope to have your well thought out answer when I return.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#970702 Aug 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberals seem to fall short by making both mistakes.
So true. Obama decided not to look for bushie boy's wmd's.

And bushie boy also gave up on Bin Laden despite his promise to get him. But Obama saved his rear end there.

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#970703 Aug 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Lane shooting....
I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers,” said Tim Fischer, a former deputy prime minister, in an interview with Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper,“[But] it’s a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the U.S.A. There is a gun for almost every American.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...
John Howard, who served as prime minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, is no one’s idea of a lefty. He was one of George W. Bush’s closest allies, enthusiastically backing the Iraq intervention, and took a hard line domestically against increased immigration and union organizing (pdf).
But one of Howard’s other lasting legacies is Australia’s gun control regime, first passed in 1996 in response to a massacre in Tasmania that left 35 dead. The law banned semiautomatic and automatic rifles and shotguns. It also instituted a mandatory buy-back program for newly banned weapons.
On Wednesday, Howard took to the Melbourne daily the Age to call on the United States, in light of the Aurora, Colo., massacre, to follow in Australia’s footsteps.“There are many American traits which we Australians could well emulate to our great benefit,” he concluded.“But when it comes to guns, we have been right to take a radically different path.”
So what have the Australian laws actually done for homicide and suicide rates? Howard cites a study (pdf) by Andrew Leigh of Australian National University and Christine Neill of Wilfrid Laurier University finding that the firearm homicide rate fell by 59 percent, and the firearm suicide rate fell by 65 percent, in the decade after the law was introduced, without a parallel increase in non-firearm homicides and suicides. That provides strong circumstantial evidence for the law’s effectiveness.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
so you tell me what the problem is. does that make it obvious enough even for you?
"A 2003 study from AIC, which looked at rates between 1991 and 2001, found that some of the decline in firearm-related homicides (and suicides as well) began before the reform was enacted. On the other hand, a 2006 analysis by scholars at the University of Sydney concluded that gun fatalities decreased more quickly after the reform. Yet another analysis, from 2008, from the University of Melbourne, concluded that the buyback had no significant effect on firearm suicide or homicide rates."

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#970704 Aug 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Why do racists mind being called racists?
Why do racists like you deny being racist?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#970705 Aug 26, 2013
How's it going everybody? I few down days in the market and Flack appears to have grown his spine back.

Maybe he's begun dating again?

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Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#970706 Aug 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you rather keep YOUR mom on painkillers instead of her getting the surgery to stop the pain?
Obama said that might be a better solution.
If you are 90 years old & your knee gives you pain & the cure is knee replacement, then the pain killer is likely better than the surgery. When people get old, surgery can lead to a down hill skid with infections or complications & difficult recovery times. Its a benefit vs cost analysis.

Some doctors push to the big buck treatments on our elderly when it is not the best option.

Patients need to be given honest information regarding the pluses & minuses.

Why do you have a problem with that?

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