Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1522458 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033843 Dec 2, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
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NAMBLA's more your crowd, pervert.
2009 deficit. 1.5 trillion
2013 projection. 600 billion
Wrong again, as usual.
Stick with critiquing Michelles wigs.
$1 trillion of the 2009 was pissed away by Obama on a worthless Porkulus program...Obama owns that deficit...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1033844 Dec 2, 2013
Barbara Walters confronted Obama with the news that the majority of Americans do not think him trustworthy.

His reaction?

"Oh, Barbara, I don't think that's true. I got re-elected <gulp> in part <nervous pause> because people did think I was trustworthy and was working on their behalf."

Apparently not, Mr. President.

Like Barbara Walters hadn't seen the CNN/ORC poll taken a few weeks ago where 53% said Obama is not honest or trustworthy...marking the first time the CNN/ORC polling found a clear majority questioning the president’s integrity.
LCNLin

United States

#1033845 Dec 2, 2013
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LCNLin

United States

#1033846 Dec 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Barbara Walters confronted Obama with the news that the majority of Americans do not think him trustworthy.
His reaction?
"Oh, Barbara, I don't think that's true. I got re-elected <gulp> in part <nervous pause> because people did think I was trustworthy and was working on their behalf."
Apparently not, Mr. President.
Like Barbara Walters hadn't seen the CNN/ORC poll taken a few weeks ago where 53% said Obama is not honest or trustworthy...marking the first time the CNN/ORC polling found a clear majority questioning the president’s integrity.
Barbara Walters would win the 2012 election?
What happened to the post that Elvis was his father or whoever you chose that one evening?
LCNLin

United States

#1033847 Dec 2, 2013
Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and the cast of Duck Dynasty are among Barbara Walters' picks for the 10 most fascinating people of 2013.

Walters' annual special will also feature Pope Francis, Jennifer Lawrence, Robin Roberts, Diana Nyad and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Photos: Surprising celebrity family ties

The youngest entrant on Walters' 2013 list is Prince William and Kate Middleton's son, Prince George.
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
The poor live better in this country than the middle class in most of the work, so STFU moron.
You idiots have tried you misguided leech routine, but your leaders are greedy and you end up uckfeyed over there too. The end result is you f*ck up everything, idiot.
Now go slither back into you hole, you poor b*stard. You made your bed. Stop blaming others for your being a loser.
"I" this!
"I" that!
dirtbagger for sure...

“Peace on Earth”

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1033848 Dec 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the Obama"rich" are the top 2% and they pay far more than 36.73% of the total...
...the top 5%, above $155K, pay 58.66% of the total...or eleven times their share
those between 10%($112K) and 25%($66K) pay about 17%, slightly more than their share...
the bottom 75% pay almost nothing...
There you go again...posting without thinking.

According to the IRS: "The top 1 percent of tax returns, with AGI of at least $369,691 accounted for 18.9 percent of total AGI for
2010.(19.3 percent in 2012, their largest share in Internal Revenue Service figures going back a century.) These tax payers accounted for 37.4 percent of the total income tax reported in 2010. The top 5%(which includes the top 1%) of tax returns accounted for 33.8% of total AGI and 59.1 percent of total income tax for 2010." Even if we assume the AGI is representative of the actual income which should be taxed, they are hardly being taxed "eleven times their share".

FACT: "Since the recession officially ended in June 2009, the top 1 percent have enjoyed the benefits of rising corporate profits and stock prices: 95 percent of the income gains reported since 2009 have gone to the top 1 percent.

That compares with a 45 percent share for the top 1 percent in the economic expansion of the 1990s and a 65 percent share from the expansion that followed the 2001 recession.

The top 10 percent haven't done badly, either. Last year, they captured 48.2 percent of income, another record. Their biggest previous take was 46.3 percent in 1932."

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/13inwinbulrate...

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/201...
Navy Corpseman

United States

#1033849 Dec 2, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
NAMBLA's more your crowd, pervert.
2009 deficit. 1.5 trillion
2013 projection. 600 billion
Wrong again, as usual.
Stick with critiquing Michelles wigs.
Nope,more like your O'Dummy crowd; Larry Sinclair,and Kevin Jennings of NAMBLA( An Obama appointee.(crack/sex)
http://www.helpfreetheearth.com/news821_Obama...

Your numbers are false!You throw numbers out there knowing the Liberal media and Black Obama homolover voters will back it and you won't be questioned.

Impeachment of Odummy by the Senate judiciary commitee should be swift and orderly!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1033850 Dec 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Rush Limbaugh and the long, sordid history of pitting whites against blacks in America
But before we get to that history, it's worth going over exactly what happened this week to our erstwhile defender of white people, Mr. Limbaugh. Here's the falsehood he peddled to his listeners on Tuesday:
There’s a professor…a liberal professor named Noel Ignatiev, and he is actually teaching—and I am not making this up—he is actually teaching and telling white male students to commit suicide to benefit society.
In mid-stream Limbaugh was informed by one of his staffers that the story of this lecture was actually a hoax. But, if the comment boards on the right-wing websites that also picked up the same tale are any indication, right-wingers had no problem believing it was true. And think about the absurd sense of victimhood a white person would have to feel to (a) believe this actually happened, and (b) be concerned that such a sentiment could have any effect on his or her actual life.
This stuff plays into exactly the kind of white identity politics right-wingers like Limbaugh feed into. The right-wing base's political strategy now consists in large part of stoking white fear that the all-powerful minorities (ha!) and their liberal, white, race-traitor allies are going to somehow oppress white people. The practitioners of white identity politics have become experts at playing the victim.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/01/1258...
You've been had again, sonic babee.

Ian Reifowitz, the screaming idiot who wrote this tripe is .... SURPRISE!..... a flaming Leftist Harvard propagandist in the same low class as Noel Ignatiev, the azzhole at the center of this little Leftist brouhaha.

Read some of Noel Ignatiev's wacky, perverse and bizarre racism here:

RACE TRAITOR - treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity: http://racetraitor.org/

Harvard Magazine - Abolish the White Race: http://harvardmagazine.com/2002/09/abolish-th...

Harvard has long become a hellhole of perverse racism nurtured by the Left elitists. Remember now, this is the land of the Magic Negro, Affirmative Action Handout Professorships and His Highness Henry Louis Gate, Jr. III, Esq,. and friend of the 1st black President( gag, gag, gag)

The stuff that Idi Amin was made of now resides in Harvard and in the White House.

Now, with this background, and with Huffington Post's Progressive mandate to spread the manure as far and as deeply as possible, what you are describing - or attempting to describe - is laughable tripe.

You are attempting to make a faux pas out of Limbaugh's pointing to a Leftist Bozo and laughing.

Good Luck, Bozo III:>

“no one told me”

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1033851 Dec 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL...I know, it IS fun, isn't it.
The dope still swears Obama never lied - he "misspoke" or whatever it is the left calls lying these days.
Yes, but I "lied" about where idiot Pelosi made the stupidest remark ever uttered by an elected representative.

“no one told me”

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1033852 Dec 2, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were victims, not culprits
Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 26, 2008
There’s a dangerous — and misleading — argument making the rounds about the causes of our current credit crisis. It’s emanating from Washington where politicians are engaging in the usual blame game but this time the stakes are so high that we can’t afford to fall victim to political doublespeak. In this fact-free zone, government sponsored mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac caused the real estate bubble and subprime meltdown. It’s completely false. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were victims of the credit crisis, not culprits.
Start with the most basic fact of all: virtually none of the $1.5 trillion of cratering subprime mortgages were backed by Fannie or Freddie. That’s right — most subprime mortgages did not meet Fannie or Freddie’s strict lending standards. All those no money down, no interest for a year, low teaser rate loans? All the loans made without checking a borrower’s income or employment history? All made in the private sector, without any support from Fannie and Freddie.
Look at the numbers. While the credit bubble was peaking from 2003 to 2006, the amount of loans originated by Fannie and Freddie dropped from $2.7 trillion to $1 trillion. Meanwhile, in the private sector, the amount of subprime loans originated jumped to $600 billion from $335 billion and Alt-A loans hit $400 billion from $85 billion in 2003. Fannie and Freddie, which wouldn’t accept crazy floating rate loans, which required income verification and minimum down payments, were left out of the insanity.
The study identifies five causes of the subprime meltdown:
-Convoluted loan products that consumers didn’t understand.
-Credit ratings that didn’t do a good job highlighting the risks contained in subprime-backed securities.
-Lack of incentives for institutional investors to do their own research (they just relied on the credit ratings).
-Predatory lending and borrowing (which I think means fraud perpetrated by borrowers).
-Significant errors in the models used by credit rating agencies to assess subprime-backed securities.
You’ll note in the Fed’s five causes that there’s some culpability for lenders, borrowers, investors and credit raters. There’s no blame for Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae which had little or nothing to do with the entire situation.
It’s certainly fair to criticize Fannie and Freddie over real issues that contributed to their downfall. The companies had numerous accounting problems and inadequate safeguards covering their own investment portfolios. Those weaknesses came home to roost when the real estate market cratered. Fannie and Freddie purchased billions of dollars of subprime-backed securities for their own investment portfolios and got hit just like every other investor. But it’s some kind of crazy, politically inspired CYA to blame for the mess we’re in.
(For a more fair and balanced — and detailed — recounting of Fannie and Freddie’s subprime investing forays, see this post from the excellent Calculated Risk blog.)
Gawd you're an imbecile.

“no one told me”

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1033853 Dec 2, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were victims, not culprits
Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 26, 2008
There’s a dangerous — and misleading — argument making the rounds about the causes of our current credit crisis. It’s emanating from Washington where politicians are engaging in the usual blame game but this time the stakes are so high that we can’t afford to fall victim to political doublespeak. In this fact-free zone, government sponsored mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac caused the real estate bubble and subprime meltdown. It’s completely false. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were victims of the credit crisis, not culprits.
Start with the most basic fact of all: virtually none of the $1.5 trillion of cratering subprime mortgages were backed by Fannie or Freddie. That’s right — most subprime mortgages did not meet Fannie or Freddie’s strict lending standards. All those no money down, no interest for a year, low teaser rate loans? All the loans made without checking a borrower’s income or employment history? All made in the private sector, without any support from Fannie and Freddie.
Look at the numbers. While the credit bubble was peaking from 2003 to 2006, the amount of loans originated by Fannie and Freddie dropped from $2.7 trillion to $1 trillion. Meanwhile, in the private sector, the amount of subprime loans originated jumped to $600 billion from $335 billion and Alt-A loans hit $400 billion from $85 billion in 2003. Fannie and Freddie, which wouldn’t accept crazy floating rate loans, which required income verification and minimum down payments, were left out of the insanity.
The study identifies five causes of the subprime meltdown:
-Convoluted loan products that consumers didn’t understand.
-Credit ratings that didn’t do a good job highlighting the risks contained in subprime-backed securities.
-Lack of incentives for institutional investors to do their own research (they just relied on the credit ratings).
-Predatory lending and borrowing (which I think means fraud perpetrated by borrowers).
-Significant errors in the models used by credit rating agencies to assess subprime-backed securities.
You’ll note in the Fed’s five causes that there’s some culpability for lenders, borrowers, investors and credit raters. There’s no blame for Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae which had little or nothing to do with the entire situation.
It’s certainly fair to criticize Fannie and Freddie over real issues that contributed to their downfall. The companies had numerous accounting problems and inadequate safeguards covering their own investment portfolios. Those weaknesses came home to roost when the real estate market cratered. Fannie and Freddie purchased billions of dollars of subprime-backed securities for their own investment portfolios and got hit just like every other investor. But it’s some kind of crazy, politically inspired CYA to blame for the mess we’re in.
(For a more fair and balanced — and detailed — recounting of Fannie and Freddie’s subprime investing forays, see this post from the excellent Calculated Risk blog.)
You left out the CRA, idiot.

The True Origins of This Financial Crisis | The American Spectator
spectator.org/articles/42211/true-origins-fin... ;
The result was a banking system suffused with junk mortgages, the .... Thus, the gradual decline in lending standards--beginning with the revised CRA ...

The Nature and the Origin of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/subprime.htm&... ;
The deeper roots of the problem go back to the Community Reinvestment Act of ... The guilt for the subprime mortgage financial crisis lies both with the lenders who .... It was as though the U.S. Treasury started buying pyrite (fool's gold) as well ...
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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1033854 Dec 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
If the election could be done over again tomorrow, Romney would win.
lol

Dick Morris rises from the grave. Karl Rove finally gets one right. FOX didn't bet the farm on right wing myths to win an election.

see how silly all that sounds?

“no one told me”

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1033855 Dec 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
PDupont, in response to your earlier post:
In 1999, liberals were bragging about extending affirmative action to the financial sector hailing the Clinton administration's affirmative action lending policies.
Meanwhile, economists were screaming from the rooftops that the Democrats were forcing mortgage lenders to issue loans that would fail the moment the housing market slowed and deadbeat borrowers couldn't get out of their loans by selling their houses.
Bush's White House chief economist, N. Gregory Mankiw, warned that the government's "implicit subsidy" of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac combined with loans to unqualified borrowers was creating a huge risk for the entire financial system.
The New York Times reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were "under heavy assault by the Republicans" but these entities still had "important political allies" in the Democrats.
In 2005 the Republican Congress House GOP leaders put forward H.R. 1461, Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005. The bill would have stripped control of Fannie & Freddie from the Housing and Urban Development Department which had turned it into a regulatory farce.
The bill also introduced advocacy provisionsť barring money from Fannie & Freddie being used as a slush fund for liberal lobbying organizations.
The Democrats opposed that measure of the bill even though it passed the House.
Also...
Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series of decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country’s current crisis.
He turned the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program into a sweetheart lender with sky-high loan ceilings and no money down and legalized what a federal judge has branded 'kickbacks’ to brokers that have fueled the sale of overpriced and unsupportable loans.
His actions in combination with other factors helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime markets without putting in place the means to monitor their increasingly risky investments.
Three to four million families subsequently faced foreclosure and Cuomo is one of the reasons why.
Every lib on here is too stupid, igonrant and stubborn to admit the truth, the dumpcrats own this.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1033856 Dec 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
but its a success, just ask homer (or any other loony left winger).
It's a success!!

...with a little help from Allah and Mooschelle's Canadian friend...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1033857 Dec 2, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Barbara Walters would win the 2012 election?
What happened to the post that Elvis was his father or whoever you chose that one evening?
It was Frank Marshall Davis. Obama looks exactly like him. The "close member of the family" he wrote about in his book. He was also a communist.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1033858 Dec 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
You've been had again, sonic babee.
Ian Reifowitz, the screaming idiot who wrote this tripe is .... SURPRISE!..... a flaming Leftist Harvard propagandist in the same low class as Noel Ignatiev, the azzhole at the center of this little Leftist brouhaha.
Read some of Noel Ignatiev's wacky, perverse and bizarre racism here:
RACE TRAITOR - treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity: http://racetraitor.org/
Harvard Magazine - Abolish the White Race: http://harvardmagazine.com/2002/09/abolish-th...
Harvard has long become a hellhole of perverse racism nurtured by the Left elitists. Remember now, this is the land of the Magic Negro, Affirmative Action Handout Professorships and His Highness Henry Louis Gate, Jr. III, Esq,. and friend of the 1st black President( gag, gag, gag)
The stuff that Idi Amin was made of now resides in Harvard and in the White House.
Now, with this background, and with Huffington Post's Progressive mandate to spread the manure as far and as deeply as possible, what you are describing - or attempting to describe - is laughable tripe.
You are attempting to make a faux pas out of Limbaugh's pointing to a Leftist Bozo and laughing.
Good Luck, Bozo III:>
Limbaugh: Now they tell me that this professor's story has been debunked. Well, it just showed up in a major blog last night. Ok, so the story is a satire.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/11/26/...

wanna try again?

“no one told me”

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1033859 Dec 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Obamacare saved Illinois seniors total of $332 million, by closing 'donut hole'
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was passed in March of 2010 filled the so-called prescription drug "donut hole." The expensive Medicare D drug program cost seniors from $750 to $3,600 per year.
....Across the nation more than more than 7.3 million seniors and people with disabilities have saved a total $8.9 billion, according to new data released Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
In the first year of operation, there was a substantial reduction in out-of-pocket costs and a moderate increase in medication utilization among Medicare beneficiaries, although there was no evidence of improvement in emergency department use, hospitalizations, or preference-based health utility for those eligible for Part D.
The program was confusing and caused uproar among seniors and persons with disabilities.
During the 2008 campaign for President of the United States, then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama vowed to "fill" that donut on behalf of seniors.
Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, more than 7.3 million seniors and people with disabilities who reached the donut hole in their Medicare Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage) plans have saved $8.9 billion on their prescription drugs, an average of $1,209 per person since the program began.
http://www.examiner.com/article/obamacare-sav...
and before one of you nutjobs start in about who's paying for it....Part D was never funded in the first place. it was meant to be a deficit hog much like most other Republicans programs.
Really, dumbass? Then why you and the other idiot libtards always saying it cost the taxpayers?

"The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was passed in March of 2010 filled the so-called prescription drug "donut hole." The expensive Medicare D drug program cost seniors from $750 to $3,600 per year."

I guess you're a lying sacks of shit.

“no one told me”

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1033860 Dec 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Obamacare saved Illinois seniors total of $332 million, by closing 'donut hole'
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was passed in March of 2010 filled the so-called prescription drug "donut hole." The expensive Medicare D drug program cost seniors from $750 to $3,600 per year.
....Across the nation more than more than 7.3 million seniors and people with disabilities have saved a total $8.9 billion, according to new data released Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
In the first year of operation, there was a substantial reduction in out-of-pocket costs and a moderate increase in medication utilization among Medicare beneficiaries, although there was no evidence of improvement in emergency department use, hospitalizations, or preference-based health utility for those eligible for Part D.
The program was confusing and caused uproar among seniors and persons with disabilities.
During the 2008 campaign for President of the United States, then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama vowed to "fill" that donut on behalf of seniors.
Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, more than 7.3 million seniors and people with disabilities who reached the donut hole in their Medicare Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage) plans have saved $8.9 billion on their prescription drugs, an average of $1,209 per person since the program began.
http://www.examiner.com/article/obamacare-sav...
and before one of you nutjobs start in about who's paying for it....Part D was never funded in the first place. it was meant to be a deficit hog much like most other Republicans programs.
Hypocritical POS dirtbag, who's going to pay for part D now?

The taxpayers. What a buffoon you are, like Oblamer,

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1033861 Dec 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
lol
Dick Morris rises from the grave. Karl Rove finally gets one right. FOX didn't bet the farm on right wing myths to win an election.
see how silly all that sounds?
Washington Post: President Romney? Yes, if the election were held today

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...

ABC News: Mitt Romney Beats Obama If Election Were Held Today

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/mitt-rom...

Washington Examiner: Poll: Mitt Romney would beat Obama if election held today

http://washingtonexaminer.com/poll-mitt-romne...

Politico: Poll: Mitt Romney beats President Obama today

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/mitt-ro...

USA Today - President Romney? Voters say yes in new poll

http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013...

“no one told me”

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1033862 Dec 2, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Trolls active this morning worried about President Obama and siding with the enemies of the USA
Sad
Where's them jobs O'Asswipa promised?

Wheres the $85 billion a month going?

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