Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1276122 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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WOW

Bronx, NY

#1023631 Nov 14, 2013
Progressive Sheepdogs, Democrat Sheep: Broken Promises & the Minimum Wage:If President Obama and his party didn't even try to deliver on their 2008 campaign promise of a minimum wage hike when they had the White House and both houses of Congress on lockdown in 2010 and 2011, what does their sudden rediscovery of the minimum wage mean now, when they know they can move nothing through Congress? Are they and their sheepdogs, the so-called “progressive Democrats” just yanking our chain again?

Progressive Sheepdogs, Democrat Sheep: Broken Promises & the Minimum Wage

As a presidential candidate back in 2007 and 2008, Barack Obama promised to ram a hike in the minimum wage through Congress by 2011. Like the president's promises to renegotiate NAFTA and enact labor law reforms to make union organizing possible again, it wasn't one of those high profile pledges he repeated at every opportunity in front of every audience. He didn't have to, that's not the way it works.

If you're a right-leaning Democrat nowadays, here's how it works: you make those kinds of promises before small audiences of labor and poor folks. From that point, it's the job of your sheepdogs, the Democrat “progressives” campaigning for you to keep the herd of your base voters in line by putting those words in your mouth a lot more often, and with a lot more emphasis than you actually place upon them. Promises are promises, after all, and promises made by the wealthy and powerful to the poor and powerless are worth exactly nothing.

Inevitably, once in office the corporate Democrat (is there any other kind?) breaks his or her promise to his poor and apart from their votes which they've already given away, powerless constituents. At this point, his other sheepdogs, the “pragmatic” Democrats wisely bark at the herd about how naïve and foolish they are, that they don't really understand how politics works, that this one president or mayor or whatever can't save them or change the world, or do much anything really.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1023632 Nov 14, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Word out O'BAMa is going to announce a year delay. ROTFLMAO. Insurgent democrats will fight for 100 years--and now they are DONE-DOA. Ha ha ha. Cruz on.
Someone needds to exlain to me how Obama can change the written law and just write his own laws.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1023633 Nov 14, 2013
What a big pile of horse squeeze!!!!!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1023634 Nov 14, 2013
(Democrats only campaign differently than Republicans, not govern differently.)
With President Obama's popularity at an all time low, the president has rediscovered that something like 80% of the US favor not just a significantly higher minimum wage, but a minimum wage indexed to some kind of cost of living formula. Even a big majority of Republican voters are in favor of this. So the president has muttered his traditional few words about the minimum wage, and from MSNBC to Huffington Post to labor and the nonprofits, the chorus of presidential sheepdogs are baying – the president cares, the Democrats care, they want to raise the minimum wage, but the evil Republicans will want to thwart them....

The problem with this of course, is that whenever Democrats are in charge of Congress, they never try to raise the minimum wage. It's a promise they make to get elected, and something you never hear about again until they're safely in the minority again and need something to blame the evil Republicans for blocking. Let's be clear, evil Republicans did not block efforts by President Obama or Congressional Democrats to raise the minimum wage in 2010 and 2011, when they controlled the White House and both houses of Congress. During that time, there were no bills introduced to raise the minimum wage. There were no presidential speeches or off the cuff presidential remarks mentioning raising the minimum wage. There was no pressure from the White House or Democrat leadership in the House or Senate to raise the minimum wage, despite the importance placed upon the president's promise by his sheepdogs, the “progressive” wing of the Democratic party.

Leading Democrats have always known that overwhelming majorities of Democrat voters want an increase in the minimum wage. But it's a campaign issue, and Democrats only campaign differently than Republicans, not govern differently.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1023635 Nov 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Rand Paul lit into Hillary at some event in a speech he made the other day.
He reiterated the fact she admitted to not having read the cables and the ambassador's repeated requests for more security.
He reminded us of the 3 a.m. phone call if she won the WH but that she couldn't even protect our troops.
He ended by stating Hillary Clinton was not deserving to hold any high office in government.
I agree.
(Why is this president ALWAYS so unseemly and rudely late for press conferences?)
Rand Paul = footnote in American politics

Benghazi = Non-issue except with Foxbots

Hillary = Our next president

(Why is this president ALWAYS so unseemly and rudely late for press conferences?)= You people are cuckoo for coco puffs

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1023636 Nov 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
did he lie? you can prove it?
Like I say to the television when one of those ghosts-are-real shows is on, show me the ghost.

Show me the spontaneous demonstration.

Let's put the question about when the person in the White House who changed the intelligence report will be sent to prison and get back to the question about the obvious lie from Obama.

Why did Obama lie for two weeks covering up the Al Qaeda attack on the United States in Benghazi?

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1023637 Nov 14, 2013
tell it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
How did bammy get into Hawvud?
Affirmative Action!!!!!
Hahahaha!
How did Georgie Porgie get into Yale? "Affirmative action for the son and grandson of alumni. Affirmative action for a member of a politically influential family. Affirmative action for a boy from a fancy prep school." And, since "the class of wealthy, influential children of alumni of top universities is disproportionately white" it is also Affirmative Action based on race.

"Intelligence, hard work and the other qualities associated with the concept of merit had almost nothing to do with Bush's life and success."

"George W. Bush, in fact, may be the most spectacular affirmative-action success story of all time. Until 1994, when he was 48 years old and got elected Governor of Texas, his life was almost empty of accomplishments."

http://edition.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/01/20...

WOW

Bronx, NY

#1023638 Nov 14, 2013
The British newspaper estimates Obama has traveled more than 20,000 miles in order to plead with wealthy liberals to dig deep - which could be costing taxpayers upward of $6 million.====I just have to laugh at how the democrats have bamboozled their sheep into believing that they area actually the party of the "little guy" and that the Republicans are out looking out for the rich....never mind the fact that there are more democrat millionaires in Congress
But then again, stupid voters are what keep the democrats in power

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1023639 Nov 14, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
In February 1968 President Johnson started calling up Air National Guard (ANG) units to serve in combat missions in Vietnam. Units from Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa and New York were called and flew over 24,000 combat missions over Vietnam.
George W. Bush graduated from Yale and was commissioned into the Texas ANG in May 1968.
They won't believe you. It goes against their brainwashing.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1023640 Nov 14, 2013
(It's just more progressive white noise from our black president.)

It's worth noting that the first lady, Michelle Obama has devoted lots of time to shilling for Wal-Mart, the largest and most ruthless low-wage employer in the country. Even Fortune magazine claims Wal-Mart could substantially raise wages and benefits across the board without its shareholders taking much of a hit. But Democrat sheepdogs at MSNBC and labor won't touch the First Lady. They bark only at the evil Republicans who won't pass a “jobs bill” or a minimum wage hike or stop questioning the president's birth certificate.

Under the people-proof and democracy-proof matrix we call politics in these United States of America, the fact that Democrats overwhelmingly support jacking the minimum wage doesn't mean that elected Democrats will really even try, like the O'Jays said, to Give the People What They Want. It's just a signal for the progressive sheepdogs to start barking again, a chain with which to herd us back into line, to circle the wagons again around the White House.

It's just more progressive white noise from our black president.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1023641 Nov 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone needds to exlain to me how Obama can change the written law and just write his own laws.
He can't, he hasn't, you're an idiot.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1023642 Nov 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
it was 2005 when Bush gave Congress the 'middle finger' on F&F oversight.
and the Iraq war was already underway on January 21, 2001.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_...

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1222905...

You were saying?

You have to be the most ignorant person here... well, the second most ignorant person here. There's one other Democrat dupe that's obviously more ignorant than you.
Level 1

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1023643 Nov 14, 2013
That Obama repeatedly lied to get ScamCare passed is now a widely accepted fact.

There's no reason to believe anything that comes out of his mouth from this point forward.

IMO, America will now watch as he attempts to dump his scam into the laps of the insurance companies that have cancelled policy holders. He'll make it their problem, not his.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1023644 Nov 14, 2013
Homer wrote:
Who the hell sits around their tv set waiting for the president to speak? Too funny.
National guacamole day.

So the illegal alien roundup in Saudi Arabia is having some unintended consequences__unlike the US, when the Saudi's put out an edict, people who value their lives respond quickly. Thousand of Ethiopians have turned themselves in already resulting in the closing of grocery stores, shutdown of many construction projects along with a slowdown of garbage collection causing garbage to pile up around the Mosque where Prophet Mohammed is buried.

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1023645 Nov 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
who said anything about the draft?
when was Obama on active duty?
Oh, don't be stupid. The draft was the elephant in the room...an obvious truth that people like you don't want to address. Bush and Clinton did everything they could to avoid the draft. That is a FACT.
Obama didn't have to make a decision along those lines because there was no draft to worry about. You might as well put a big "I" on your forehead for ignorant.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1023646 Nov 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i understand the language. i just don't understand the content.
i'm not right wing crazy.
If you understand the language, then you understand the content, moron. You may mean to say you don't understand the context. But, what you really should say is you just don't like these facts and are paid to post diversions.

One more time, in English:
Christie won because the Democrats pulled their slated candidate out of the race and substituted a dog of a sure loser in exchange for Christie sabotaging the Republicans.
Pleasse identify the English words you cannot define.
Level 1

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1023647 Nov 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone needds to exlain to me how Obama can change the written law and just write his own laws.
Obama’s Massive Fraud

If he were a CEO in the private sector, he’d be prosecuted for such deception.

Fraud is a serious federal felony, usually punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment — with every repetition of a fraudulent communication chargeable as a separate crime. In computing sentences, federal sentencing guidelines factor in such considerations as the dollar value of the fraud, the number of victims, and the degree to which the offender’s treachery breaches any special fiduciary duties he owes. Cases of multi-million-dollar corporate frauds — to say nothing of multi-billion-dollar, Bernie Madoff–level scams that nevertheless pale beside Obamacare’s dimensions — often result in terms amounting to decades in the slammer.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/363538/...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1023648 Nov 14, 2013
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1023649 Nov 14, 2013
Round and round and round he goes...........
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1023650 Nov 14, 2013
flack wrote:
What a big pile of horse squeeze!!!!!
You were angry because he was late, angry because he has people around him and now angry because you think he's lying. Why do you set yourself up for these things? You knew you would be angry no matter what. You truly are the dumbest of the dumb.

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