Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1709064 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003039 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Tea Party Is Damaging Its Credibility in the Way It Can Least Afford
A faction that faces doubts about its ability to govern responsibly has foolishly associated itself with default and government shutdown.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
in my trip around the net this morning; other than the right wing nutjob sites there is nothing good being said about the GOP. not one writer can see a way in which the Republicans come out on top of their manufactured crisis. so a bit of advice to the local nutjobs....vote for the moderate who will be taking on most every Tea Party Congressman....
As the government shutdown grinds toward a potential debt default, some of the country’s most influential business executives have come to a conclusion all but unthinkable a few years ago: Their voices are carrying little weight with the House majority that their millions of dollars in campaign contributions helped build and sustain.
Their frustration has grown so intense in recent days that several trade association officials warned in interviews on Wednesday that they were considering helping wage primary campaigns against Republican lawmakers who had worked to engineer the political standoff in Washington.
Such an effort would thrust Washington’s traditionally cautious and pragmatic business lobby into open warfare with the Tea Party faction, which has grown in influence since the 2010 election and won a series of skirmishes with the Republican establishment in the last two years.
“We are looking at ways to counter the rise of an ideological brand of conservatism that, for lack of a better word, is more anti-establishment than it has been in the past,” said David French, the top lobbyist at the National Retail Federation.“We have come to the conclusion that sitting on the sidelines is not good enough.”
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/us/busin...
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“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1003040 Oct 14, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
FACT: 80% of Americans only hold 7% of it's wealth
FACT: 1% of Americans hold 43% of it's wealth.
FACT: 4% of Americans hold 29% of its wealth
What does that suggest to you ? It sure as hell ain't socialism it's about capitalism out of control. Unless you give the bulk of the population spending power then it will all self implode in the end. Capitalism always needs growth to survive otherwise it feeds on itself. Which is what that graph clearly shows.
http://theunderstatement.com/post/3999331289/...
Can you even begin to tell us that is Socialism or Commie land. It's a joke beyond words. In a true commie state the whole population shares in the countries worth not the 1%'rs, so you are talking to the hand on that one. The problem with tea baggers, it's really about culture shock. They crave this America that once was, well that is like the Italians craving the Roman Empire again. It's NOT going to happen. The tea party and this extreme right politics only came about after waking up one morning and finding they had a black President. That was the final nail in the coffin for them, and all this bull$hit about taxes and expenditure has just been a smoke screen. Their primary goal is to get rid of Obama & that's it! No if's or but's that is the only objective they want no matter what the previous guy did, this has to be worse. Despite the facts saying otherwise yet still day in day out, that same group are prepared to destroy their own country to achieve that objective and then call themselves patriots. hahaa If only you could see yourselves as others see you.
Table 3: Wealth distribution by type of asset, 2010
Investment Assets
Top 1 percent next 9 percent bottom 90 percent
Stocks and mutual funds 35.0% 45.8% 19.2%
Financial securities 0064.4% 29.5% 6.1%
Trusts 38.0% 43.0% 19.0%
Business equity 61.4% 30.5% 8.1%
Non-home real estate 35.5% 43.6% 20.9%
TOTAL investment assets 50.4% 37.5% 12.0%
Housing, Liquid Assets, Pension Assets, and Debt
Top 1 percent Next 9 percent Bottom 90 percent
Principal residence 9.2% 31.0% 59.8%
Deposits 28.1% 42.5% 29.5%
Life insurance 20.6% 34.1% 45.3%
Pension accounts 15.4% 50.2% 34.5%
TOTAL other assets 13.0% 37.8% 49.2%
Debt 5.9% 21.6% 72.5%
From Wolff (2012).

Notice debt. Trying to live beyond your means to impress people you don't like is never the answer.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003041 Oct 14, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you say to veterans who can’t find jobs when the come home because, as you claim, illegals are filling them? You say they should "take one of those jobs". Are you suggesting vets can support families as nannys, lawn care workers, apple pickers, etc,? And, is it their fault the government isn’t enforcing laws that are supposed to prevent this?
A veteran almost always has more qualifications than that. They have been technically and organizationally trained. Those jobs are for the people who made the personal choices to make themselves useless in a technical economy. Those people won't qualify for anything more than that.
Oh, and by the way, those illegal aliens are making a living doing those jobs. Why can't your so-called "poor" people?

But, if a veteran can't find a job, go somewhere that has a booming economy, like Texas, for example. Stay away from places that have a failing economy, like California, New York and Massachussetts.
I'd pick a place that does not have a state income tax.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1003042 Oct 14, 2013
THE EMPTY CHAIR wrote:
Barack Obama’s refusal to negotiate with the Republicans in Congress on the government shutdown is proof once again that he doesn’t understand the first thing about presidential leadership.
The one-time constitutional lawyer fails to grasp the fact that the president of the United States does not obtain results by giving orders.
Strangely enough, this one-time constitutional lawyer fails to grasp the fact that the president of the United States does not obtain results by giving orders.
Thanks to our Constitution’s separation of powers, he can’t get action without bargaining with Congress. The presidency and Congress are inextricably linked; one can’t govern without the other.
Obama has ignored this simple truth since he became president. With ObamaCare, he allowed Nancy Pelosi and her liberal Democratic cohort to ram through the most sweeping—and flawed—piece of social legislation in more than four decades without a single Republican vote, guaranteeing that the unpopular law will be challenged for years to come.
Compounding this mistake, he then handed out waivers and exemptions to the law to politically connected businesses, including restaurants and nightclubs in Nancy Pelosi’s district.
Despite his public posturing , he wasn’t at all unhappy about the partial government shutdown, because it allows him to demonize the Republicans in the run-up to the 2014-midterm elections.
But now, faced with a prolonged shutdown and a debt-ceiling crisis to boot, he finds that he can’t politic his way out of the mess, so he’s trying to campaign his way out, calling the Republicans every name in the book.
But his job is to govern, to lead, to find common ground, to persuade.
Unfortunately, Barack Obama is not wired to do that.
As I pointed out in my book, "The Amateur," Obama is
5 YEARS OF HELL WITH DEM AND OBAMA RUNNING GOV!
If someone says they want to burn your house down you don't negotiate when and how they do it.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1003043 Oct 14, 2013
Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
so the following were failures
Science Projects
The Manhattan Project
Mercury Missions (All championed by a Democratic President)
Gemini Missions
Apollo Missions
Voyager I & II
Cassini Project
Mars Rovers
Mapping the Human Genome
NIH
CDC
Military
WWII
WWI
B-52
Mustang
Aircraft Carriers (Championed over conservatives by a Democratic President over Battleships)
Stealth technology (Championed by Democratic President)
Radar
Sonar
Submarine launched ICBMs (again championed by a Democratic President)
Inter-state highway network
general
Social security
safe healthy food thanks to the FDA and USDA
safe drugs thanks to the FDA
Air Traffic control
NTSB
inter-continental RR's
Hoover dam and all others
labor laws preventing child labor abuses
40 hour work week
overtime
safe work environments
Rivers that don't catch fire anymore
I could keep going on
All built by private industries. Government proided the money under national security (Army). The last 5 not so much.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003044 Oct 14, 2013
It seems this is just too much fact for so-called "liberals".

There I wuz, sitting on the lake wondering what lure I'm going to use next. I choose the "provide the text" top water obnoxious clown-colored lure with more hooks than lure, and look what I caught. One of the stupidest fish in the lake.

Obviously, you are ignorant of the most significant descriptions of governmental philosophy ever written in the history of civilization.
You don't even recognize that the text you provided could have been from one of Machiavelli's letters that comprise "The Prince".

ObamaKare contains the verbiage "The Secretary will determine...." over and over as a basis of how ObamaKare rationing and death panels will be adjudicated.

"The Secretary shall determine...."
Do you even realize what this law means when it gives arbitrary and subjective authority to some person who occupies some position in government?

What you provided is proof there is no law to be enforced. Everything you provided proves ObamaKare intends for subjective enforcement. There is no criteria in the text you provided for the people to read and understand what the law is that they must comply with.
What is written in the law is, the Secretary decides who gets health care, and who doesn't. The Secretary decides what hospitals get paid, and which ones do not.

The ObamaKare law is nothing more than another Democrat Marxist program to give what one individual works for to someone who won't work for it.
The ObamaKare law couldn't have been more Marxist if Karl Marx would have written it himself, and it couldn't be more Machiavellian if Machiavelli had to approve what Karl Marx wrote.

"The Secretary will determine...."
The Secretary will not be reviewing and approving/denying payment. There will be a huge bureaucracy doing that, under the orders and guidance of the Secretary... like the IRS Secretary ordering the opponents of the Democrats be targeted.
Since that same person will be the "Secretary" adjudicating ObamaKare, it's obvious those who oppose the Democrats will be dying on the street without health care.

ObamaKare is a Marxist program with Machiavellian execution.
It's that plain and simple, and obviously medieval.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003045 Oct 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republican party is doing just fine decapitating itself Carol with no small thanks to the tea party extremists. But go ahead and keep living in your delusional little fantasy world.
It's amazing the length they will go fueled by their hatred alone, with never a concern for working Americans, the elderly, women rights, minorities, homosexuals yet they are the party of "GOD" hmm isn't that what Hesbollah means in Arabic? Wow I do believe I see a connection.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1003046 Oct 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
A poor person doesn't have a cell phone.
A poor person doesn't have the money to buy alcohol and drugs and tatoos and stolen guns.
A poor person doesn't have the luxury of bing idle all day and playing basketball at midnight.
Billion dollar drug cartels don't sell drugs in poor neighborhoods because there's no money in poor neighborhoods.
... etc., etc., etc.
There are no poor people in the United States. There are more beds and meals waiting than there are homeless.
If you don't want to be what you call "poor", do these things:
1) Don't drop out of school.
2) Study while you're in school.
3) Don't have children before you're married.
4) Get a job and show up for work every day on time.
5) Do what you're paid to do while you're at work.
If you do the above 5 things, you will never be what you call "poor". You will have everything you're trying to take from the people who did the above 5 things.
What is needed is a community organizer that can lead people to do the above 5 things and become a successful part of the economy.
Offhand, I can't think of anyone who has done that.
Ok, you're going to stick with the "anyone can find a job" position. That's fine, I expect you will no longer rant that jobs aren't available because of Obama since ANYONE that wants one can find one.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1003047 Oct 14, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you for real or what. If a country gives you an opportunity to create wealth it is perfectly acceptable that the country gets a share of the wealth you create. Otherwise we would all still be in the stone age, no roads, no water, no sanitation, no schools, no defence, no infrastructure.
If you keep singling out social welfare as some sort of hindrance for the rich not to become richer you are deluded. A wealthy person needs the vast population buying their product or services to become wealthy in the first place. Without that they have NOTHING, well this is what the country provides. Pay your taxes and ask can you pay more to be grateful for this opportunity. Just remember the more spending power you give the greater population the richer you get. That is what capitalism is all about, not shrinking the spending power to only the 5%'rs. You are on a downhill slide to nowhere trying to protect that BS.
Notice how these libtards are using communistic language more and more. They are getting bolder and bolder in their demands! Reminding me more and more of right before the Soviet Union was formed.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003048 Oct 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
<spam>
extreme denial.

a state of mind you will be stuck in until you start to take a shot at reality.

the reality being....extreme denial is killing the Tea Party.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003049 Oct 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
While border crossings are way down__detainments are way up thanks to congress's little known "bed mandate."
This program was devised by conservative house members in 2006 and directs Homeland Security to maintain the detention of at least 34.000 illegals at all times.
Geniuses.
What do you live on?

But, you do have an good idea. Why provide beds for illegal aliens? Barbed wire fences is all that is needed. If they want water, there's water back where they came from.

Now, about that 30+ million illegal aliens here doing the work Aemricans should be doing. Why can't your so-called "poor" people do that work?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003050 Oct 14, 2013
How do these people vote: Democrat or Republican?

"Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch"

"A dispatcher for Mansfield police also confirms officers were called in for crowd control at the Mansfield Walmart. She said the shelves were cleared out, forcing Walmart to stop selling food at 9 p.m. There were no arrests"

http://www.ksla.com/story/23679489/walmart-sh...

This could have ended very badly...
Lielysmuther

London, KY

#1003051 Oct 14, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Tic
Lying lowlife Liely- the bocacaRat on ghetto 'ho, a desperate POS mentalcase that would steal the medical records off of anyone's invalid mother and claim them as hers, to defraud and live off obammers givverment programs.

Low life, lying, entitlementalcase LOSER.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1003052 Oct 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
A veteran almost always has more qualifications than that. They have been technically and organizationally trained. Those jobs are for the people who made the personal choices to make themselves useless in a technical economy. Those people won't qualify for anything more than that.
Oh, and by the way, those illegal aliens are making a living doing those jobs. Why can't your so-called "poor" people?
But, if a veteran can't find a job, go somewhere that has a booming economy, like Texas, for example. Stay away from places that have a failing economy, like California, New York and Massachussetts.
I'd pick a place that does not have a state income tax.
While I was typing a response to your "anyone can find a job" post you posted this "no jobs in California, New York and Massachussetts".
Damn it DB, hold still!
Now you're telling me veterans can't live in these states? Last time I checked they were still part of America. And why would you make vets live in a hell hole like Texas?

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003053 Oct 14, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, you're going to stick with the "anyone can find a job" position. That's fine, I expect you will no longer rant that jobs aren't available because of Obama since ANYONE that wants one can find one.
You really need to work on your reading and comprehension of the written English language skills. I know what I post doesn't fit well with your programmed propaganda, but you should avoid demonstrating your obviously inadequate ability to read and understand the written English language. You could at least provide something like a so-called "progressive" redifinition of some word to justify your otherwise baseless comments.

Every day the Democrats prop up Obama as president, those opportunities become fewer.
Now, what is so difficult to understand about that statement. It's written in English. Can't you speak English?

Now, here's the post you are running away from again:

A poor person doesn't have a cell phone.
A poor person doesn't have the money to buy alcohol and drugs and tatoos and stolen guns.
A poor person doesn't have the luxury of bing idle all day and playing basketball at midnight.
Billion dollar drug cartels don't sell drugs in poor neighborhoods because there's no money in poor neighborhoods.
... etc., etc., etc.
There are no poor people in the United States. There are more beds and meals waiting than there are homeless.
If you don't want to be what you call "poor", do these things:
1) Don't drop out of school.
2) Study while you're in school.
3) Don't have children before you're married.
4) Get a job and show up for work every day on time.
5) Do what you're paid to do while you're at work.
If you do the above 5 things, you will never be what you call "poor". You will have everything you're trying to take from the people who did the above 5 things.
What is needed is a community organizer that can lead people to do the above 5 things and become a successful part of the economy.
Offhand, I can't think of anyone who has done that.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1003054 Oct 14, 2013
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
<quoted text>
Considering what the Grand Old Party has become, Lincoln, T.R. and Ike must be rolling over in their graves. It's hard to believe that the party's leaders once stood for equality and the square deal.
Lincoln was a separatist.

Yes, rolling in his grave after incidents like this:
MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA)-
Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits.



The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, "It was worse than any black Friday" that he's ever seen.

Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn't press charges if she left the food.

Lynd says at 9 p.m., when the cards came back online and it was announced over the loud speaker, people just left their carts full of food in the aisles and left.

"Just about everything is gone, I've never seen it in that condition," said Mansfield Walmart customer Anthony Fuller.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003055 Oct 14, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
If someone says they want to burn your house down you don't negotiate when and how they do it.
you'll like this...

So you have this neighbor who has been making your life hell. First he tied you up with a spurious lawsuit; you’re both suffering from huge legal bills. Then he threatened bodily harm to your family. Now, however, he says he’s willing to compromise: He’ll call off the lawsuit, which is to his advantage as well as yours. But in return you must give him your car. Oh, and he’ll stop threatening your family — but only for a week, after which the threats will resume.

Not much of an offer, is it? But here’s the kicker: Your neighbor’s relatives, who have been egging him on, are furious that he didn’t also demand that you kill your dog.

And now you understand the current state of budget negotiations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/opinion/kru...

Stocks surged last Friday in the belief that House Republicans were getting ready to back down on their ransom demands over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling. But what Republicans were actually offering, it seems, was the “compromise” Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, laid out in a Wall Street Journal op-ed article: rolling back some of the “sequester” budget cuts — which both parties dislike; cuts in Medicare, but with no quid pro quo in the form of higher revenue; and only a temporary fix on the debt ceiling, so that we would soon find ourselves in crisis again.

I do not think that word “compromise” means what Mr. Ryan thinks it means. Above all, he failed to offer the one thing the White House won’t, can’t bend on: an end to extortion over the debt ceiling. Yet even this ludicrously unbalanced offer was too much for conservative activists, who lambasted Mr. Ryan for basically leaving health reform intact.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003056 Oct 14, 2013
Something for the ones who cannot stop peeking into their neighbors windows...

"Land of opportunity: Of the 1.8M net increase in global millionaires last year, more than 9 out of 10 were Americans"

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/10/land-of-oppo...

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003057 Oct 14, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, you're going to stick with the "anyone can find a job" position. That's fine, I expect you will no longer rant that jobs aren't available because of Obama since ANYONE that wants one can find one.
Here's how you find a job:

1) Get up early (as early as the illegal aliens that are doing the work here that belongs to American citizens).
2) Walk down the road until you see an illegal alien doing the work that belongs to American citizens.
3) Demand that job be given to you because you are an American citizen and the person doing the work that belongs to American citizens like you is violating the law, and the employer is violating the law.
4) Tell them you have a president that will back you up and enforce the law so an invasion of illegal aliens can't take the work that belongs to American citizens.

If you don't get that job, you ahve a right to fight for that job. You are an American citizen and they are illegal invaders. You will be defending the United States against a foreign invasion. Every American will back you up. Only those who oppose Americans will oppose you.

You just might have to fight for what's yours and being taken away from you.
Are you the kind of person that will fight for Americans?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1003058 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
It's amazing the length they will go fueled by their hatred alone, with never a concern for working Americans, the elderly, women rights, minorities, homosexuals yet they are the party of "GOD" hmm isn't that what Hesbollah means in Arabic? Wow I do believe I see a connection.
Women have more rights with out O'bamacare, than they ever did with it. Minorities are the majority in most urban cities. Homosexuals, 2% of the population given special rights because they screw someone up the butt--hatred...do you think Arabic is going to be the language of Americans any time soon?

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