Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1384377 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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Stoneman

Boise, ID

#1003018 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
First off you are obviously way to stupid to even know the difference between politics and sexual deviates. I could set here and name Republicans all day long that are perverted lowlifes and have mistreated their wife along with other mens wife. Which party tries over and over again and again to tell women what they can and can't do with their bodies? Which party has always been against equal wages for doing the same job, which party tried to pass a vaginal probe bill. The list is long and ugly for your side and only a total moron [aka] baggers would even go there. Why do you think most women vote Democratic? But you are simply another clueless lock stepping bagger. that
Here's the difference, Dickweed. A GOP congressman from Indiana sends "suggestive" text messages to a page, he gets booted from the Congress by his GOP leadership and voters less than 90 days after he is found out.

You have a guy that was being sued for assaulting and harassing women, exploiting a girl younger than his daughter that worked for him, AND YOU STILL REGARD HIM AS A "STATESMAN" OF THE SOCIALIST/DEMOCRAT PARTY. Your party had him as a keynote speaker at the convention! You would vote for him again if you could! Your wife would pull on the kneepads for him in a second!

But since conservatives don't believe the federal gubbermint should be forcing private insurance companies to buy screw pills for coeds attending one of the most expensive private law schools in the country, we must hate women.

Since we don't think 12-year-old girls should be allowed to get abortions without a parent's consent or involvement, we must hate girls.

I actually see a benefit from abortion-- since most kids grow up mimicking their parent's political leanings and most who get abortions are leftists, I consider it a gift to society when a liberal whore kills her kid.

Under liberals' "Great Society" welfare programs cared oh-so-much for women, illegitimacy among blacks has gone from less than 5% in 1963 to over 70% today. Food stamps, free lunches, all of the giveaways are at record levels.

You lefties care so much it's worse.
Voluntarist

United States

#1003019 Oct 14, 2013
DEM OBAMA DEFAULT USA wrote:
Reneging on its debt obligations would make the U.S. the first major Western government to default since Nazi Germany 80 years ago.
Germany unilaterally ceased payments on long-term borrowings on May 6, 1933, three months after Adolf Hitler was installed as Chancellor. The default helped cement Hitler’s power base following years of political instability as the Weimar Republic struggled with its crushing debts.
Enlarge image U.S. Risks Joining 1933 Germany in Pantheon of Deadbeat Defaults
Failure by the world’s biggest economy to pay its debt in an interconnected, globalized world risks an array of devastating consequences that could lay waste to stock markets from Brazil to Zurich. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
“These are generally catastrophic economic events,” said Professor Eugene N. White, an economics historian at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.“There is no happy ending.”
The debt reparations piled onto Germany, which in 1913 was the world’s third-biggest economy, sparked the hyperinflation, borrowings and political deadlock that brought the Nazis to power, and the default. It shows how excessive debt has capricious results, such as the civil war and despotism that ravaged Florence after England’s Edward III refused to pay his obligations from the city-state’s banks in 1339, and the Revolution of 1789 that followed the French Crown’s defaults in 1770 and 1788.
Washington’s Blog
October 14, 2013
Some people argue that countries can’t default. But that’s false .
It is widely stated that the U.S.
government has never defaulted.
However, that is also a myth.
Catherine Rampbell reports in
the New York Times:
The United States has actually
defaulted on its debt
obligations before.
The first time was in 1790,
the only episode Professor
Reinhart unearthed in which the United States defaulted on its external debt obligations. It
also defaulted on its domestic debt obligations then, too.
Then in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, the United States had another domestic
debt default related to the repayment of gold-based obligations.
(Update.)
Donald Marron points out at Forbes:
The United States defaulted on some Treasury bills in 1979 (ht: Jason Zweig). And it paid a
steep price for stiffing bondholders.
Terry Zivney and Richard Marcus describe the default in The Financial Review …:
Investors in T-bills maturing April 26, 1979 were told that the U.S. Treasury could
not make its payments on maturing securities to individual investors. The Treasury
was also late in redeeming T-bills which become due on May 3 and May 10, 1979.
The Treasury blamed this delay on an unprecedented volume of participation by
small investors, on failure of Congress to act in a timely fashion on the debt ceiling
legislation in April, and on an unanticipated failure of word processing equipment
used to prepare check schedules.
The United States thus defaulted because Treasury’s back office was on the fritz in the wake
of a debt limit showdown.
This default was temporary. Treasury did pay these T-bills after a short delay. But it balked
at paying additional interest to cover the period of delay. According to Zivney and Marcus,
it required both legal arm twisting and new legislation before Treasury made all investors
whole for that additional interest.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1003020 Oct 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You ignored the fact that there are 30 millioin illegal aliens here. Tell anyone who says something stupid like they can't find a job to take one of those jobs. You can't walk around the block without seeing illegal aliens doing work Americans should be doing.
Obama's "recovcery" is creating 5 part time jobs for every 1 full time living wage job. That means those opportinuties are becoming fewer every day the Democrats are in power.
But, those opportunites are not gone entirely ... yet.
Like I said, if you can't find a job, find an illegal alien working and tell him that's your job because you're an American citizen, there are laws saying that's your job, and you have a president that will back you up and enforce those laws so you can do the work Americans need to do.
How about that idea?
Well, I was really reaching into the imagination when I said to tell that illegal alien doing the work that belongs to Americans that you have a president that will back you up and enforce the laws that protect you against an invasion of illegal aliens taking work away from Americans.
That begs the question about your other rant that government support for poor AMERICANS isn’t necessary. If the only jobs available are part time how is a person supposed to provide shelter, food, clothes AND health care for their family?
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003021 Oct 14, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's the difference, Dickweed. A GOP congressman from Indiana sends "suggestive" text messages to a page, he gets booted from the Congress by his GOP leadership and voters less than 90 days after he is found out.
You have a guy that was being sued for assaulting and harassing women, exploiting a girl younger than his daughter that worked for him, AND YOU STILL REGARD HIM AS A "STATESMAN" OF THE SOCIALIST/DEMOCRAT PARTY. Your party had him as a keynote speaker at the convention! You would vote for him again if you could! Your wife would pull on the kneepads for him in a second!
But since conservatives don't believe the federal gubbermint should be forcing private insurance companies to buy screw pills for coeds attending one of the most expensive private law schools in the country, we must hate women.
Since we don't think 12-year-old girls should be allowed to get abortions without a parent's consent or involvement, we must hate girls.
I actually see a benefit from abortion-- since most kids grow up mimicking their parent's political leanings and most who get abortions are leftists, I consider it a gift to society when a liberal whore kills her kid.
Under liberals' "Great Society" welfare programs cared oh-so-much for women, illegitimacy among blacks has gone from less than 5% in 1963 to over 70% today. Food stamps, free lunches, all of the giveaways are at record levels.
You lefties care so much it's worse.
Like I said you are way to twisted and programmed....Baa, Baa.
Voluntarist

United States

#1003022 Oct 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
No he's not you goddamned liar. Most polls have his approval ratings either holding steady or going up a few points. The Republicans however are sinking faster than the Titanic showing record disapproval ratings. Ted Cruz the main architect of the shutdown is at around a 22% approval rating and your precious little group of neo fascist brown shirts, the tea party is down to 21%.
You're an idiot Carol!
Please explain the relationship between the tea party and a neofascist?

Are you a member of the national socialist party?

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1003023 Oct 14, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Haven't you heard? It was a complete BUST. A non-event. The "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" called for 10,000 truck drivers to show up and they got ten to twenty (depending on who you believe). Hilarious.
Truckers, by their very nature, work for a living. Unlike slacker libtards who leech off of them. Remember libtards, without out a trucker you wouldn't get your booze or or any of the other stuff your food stamps buys you.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1003024 Oct 14, 2013
DEM OBAMA DEFAULT USA wrote:
Reneging on its debt obligations would make the U.S. the first major Western government to default since Nazi Germany 80 years ago.
Germany unilaterally ceased payments on long-term borrowings on May 6, 1933, three months after Adolf Hitler was installed as Chancellor. The default helped cement Hitler’s power base following years of political instability as the Weimar Republic struggled with its crushing debts.
Enlarge image U.S. Risks Joining 1933 Germany in Pantheon of Deadbeat Defaults
Failure by the world’s biggest economy to pay its debt in an interconnected, globalized world risks an array of devastating consequences that could lay waste to stock markets from Brazil to Zurich. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
“These are generally catastrophic economic events,” said Professor Eugene N. White, an economics historian at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.“There is no happy ending.”
The debt reparations piled onto Germany, which in 1913 was the world’s third-biggest economy, sparked the hyperinflation, borrowings and political deadlock that brought the Nazis to power, and the default. It shows how excessive debt has capricious results, such as the civil war and despotism that ravaged Florence after England’s Edward III refused to pay his obligations from the city-state’s banks in 1339, and the Revolution of 1789 that followed the French Crown’s defaults in 1770 and 1788.
Failure by the world’s biggest economy to pay its debt in an interconnected, globalized world risks an array of devastating consequences that could lay waste to stock markets from Brazil to Zurich and bring the $5 trillion market in Treasury-backed loans to a halt. Borrowing costs would soar, the dollar’s role as the world’s reserve currency would be in doubt and the U.S. and world economies would risk plunging into recession -- and potentially depression.
No source? Plagiarism is not only against topix terms of service but it's unethical. You should be ashamed!

Where's the trucks?
THE EMPTY CHAIR

Louisburg, NC

#1003025 Oct 14, 2013
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!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1003026 Oct 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You ignored the fact that there are 30 millioin illegal aliens here. Tell anyone who says something stupid like they can't find a job to take one of those jobs. You can't walk around the block without seeing illegal aliens doing work Americans should be doing.
Obama's "recovcery" is creating 5 part time jobs for every 1 full time living wage job. That means those opportinuties are becoming fewer every day the Democrats are in power.
But, those opportunites are not gone entirely ... yet.
Like I said, if you can't find a job, find an illegal alien working and tell him that's your job because you're an American citizen, there are laws saying that's your job, and you have a president that will back you up and enforce those laws so you can do the work Americans need to do.
How about that idea?
Well, I was really reaching into the imagination when I said to tell that illegal alien doing the work that belongs to Americans that you have a president that will back you up and enforce the laws that protect you against an invasion of illegal aliens taking work away from Americans.
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?
THE EMPTY CHAIR

Louisburg, NC

#1003027 Oct 14, 2013
Clint Eastwood RNC Speech

Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1003028 Oct 14, 2013
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.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003029 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Get back on your meds idiot.
Didn't you die of brain cancer?... twice?

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003030 Oct 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>No source? Plagiarism is not only against topix terms of service but it's unethical. You should be ashamed!
Where's the trucks?
Didn't see them on MSNBC, so I guess it didn't happen... like the 1.2 million bikers that showed up for the Million Muslim March that drew a grand total of 26 muslims. I guess that didn't happen, either.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003031 Oct 14, 2013
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...
THE EMPTY CHAIR

Louisburg, NC

#1003032 Oct 14, 2013
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1003033 Oct 14, 2013
THE EMPTY CHAIR wrote:
Clint Eastwood RNC Speech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =933hKyKNPFQXX
too early in the morning for lol.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1003034 Oct 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, considering that Reid obviously cares more about the country than his own party and decapitating the Republican Party, I guess that's a plausible enough answer.
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.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003035 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
The I suggest that you run your 50cc Yamaha over a cliff before all of that happens...That will be your sacrifice nutcase.
... back to the subject....

There is ample revenue to pay the debt. Failure to use this revenue to pay the debt is an obvious violation of the 14th Amendment to the Cosntitution.
What we have is a president who is telling the entire country he intends to violate the Constitution.
And nobody seems to be concerned.
That is evidence we will not survive.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003036 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Truckers, by their very nature, work for a living. Unlike slacker libtards who leech off of them. Remember libtards, without out a trucker you wouldn't get your booze or or any of the other stuff your food stamps buys you.
So says the topix alcoholic. Worrying about getting his booze instead of being concerned about the hand full of total idiot baggers that are disrupting our nation. Your stste of W Va has more slackers than most and they are primarily "WHITE" idiot.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003038 Oct 14, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
That begs the question about your other rant that government support for poor AMERICANS isn’t necessary. If the only jobs available are part time how is a person supposed to provide shelter, food, clothes AND health care for their family?
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.

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