Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1510396 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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Lcn

United States

#1072133 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The massive amount of equipment, time and labor just to install that many turbines into the seabed covering a 40 square mile area would cost a small fortune. And if the wind stopped blowing, New York City - or at least the portion this many windmills would power - would shut down. It would seem. But even though we already have the means to tap into our own abundant natural resources, it's apparently too simple for this president and most liberals.
....it may be complex and simple minds miss the point?

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1072134 Jan 30, 2014
What Obama still hasn't figured out about being president

For a week leading up to the president’s Tuesday address, White House advisers were trying out yet another new catchphrase, telling any reporter they could find that President Barack Obama had discovered he had “a phone and a pen,” and he intended to use them in the year ahead. Up until now, apparently, the president has been relying on the quill and telegraph Rutherford B. Hayes left behind, so this is kind of a breakthrough.

This pen-and-phone business represents a pretty stunning admission from a president five years into his term – that he and his senior aides are still groping about for ways to wield the power of the office, and that they have essentially given up on legislating. Their latest strategy holds that, since a small number of Republican lawmakers have effectively decided to thwart the public will, Obama must resort to doing the things he can do on his own, mainly by signing executive orders and making lots of calls.

In an ABC News poll released last weekend, a few days before Obama’s address, only 37 percent of voters said they had confidence in Obama to make the right decisions, compared with 61 percent when he took office. Only 47 percent said he understands the problems of ordinary Americans. In other words, Obama isn’t tanking simply because nihilistic conservatives are bent on blocking his policies. Rather, conservatives can get away with blocking his policies because the voters aren’t persuaded they’ll work.

ws.yahoo.com/what-obama-still-hasn-t-figured-...

fail

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1072135 Jan 30, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, not even close to correct. we have limited amounts of all those. solar and wind are limited only by the life of our planet...
you really can't be this uneducated on this issue can you?
You are so wrong.

There's more oil in America than all Middle Eastern countries combined. That's just one find.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/american-oil-f...

We have 200 Billion Barrels of easily recoverable oil.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...

Plus trillions of barrels in Oil Shale.
http://ostseis.anl.gov/guide/oilshale/index.c...

And we haven't even talked about the resources of natural gas and clean coal mining.

But getting tired now. Time to call it a day.
Lcn

United States

#1072136 Jan 30, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! For reich wingers, it must be like kryptonite!
on a positive note..

First Lady Michelle Obama was in San Francisco Thursday for the start of a two-day visit for Democratic fundraisers including a visit with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco).

Obama's Bay Area visit comes a day after she visited Los Angeles.

Her first stop was a private Democratic National Committee roundtable that shut down the streets near Pacific Avenue and Montgomery Street until about 4:30 p.m.

It appeared the event was held at Cotogna restaurant at 490 Pacific Ave.

A small crowd of onlookers gathered behind police blocking off the intersection, including a group of women who said they worked nearby and had waited about an hour to catch a glimpse of the first lady.
Lcn

United States

#1072137 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You are so wrong.
There's more oil in America than all Middle Eastern countries combined. That's just one find.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/american-oil-f...
We have 200 Billion Barrels of easily recoverable oil.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...
Plus trillions of barrels in Oil Shale.
http://ostseis.anl.gov/guide/oilshale/index.c...
And we haven't even talked about the resources of natural gas and clean coal mining.
But getting tired now. Time to call it a day.
......clean coal mining.:-)
Lcn

United States

#1072139 Jan 30, 2014
harmonious wrote:
What Obama still hasn't figured out..........
ws.yahoo.com/what-obama-still-hasn-t-figured-...
fail
tag does not work...

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1072140 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The massive amount of equipment, time and labor just to install that many turbines into the seabed covering a 40 square mile area would cost a small fortune. And if the wind stopped blowing, New York City - or at least the portion this many windmills would power - would shut down. It would seem. But even though we already have the means to tap into our own abundant natural resources, it's apparently too simple for this president and most liberals.
right on, little sister

I'd love to see Moochelle dry her hair by running around the WH real fast.
Lcn

United States

#1072141 Jan 30, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Bill O’Reilly: Jon Stewart was actually ripping Obama when he criticized ‘awkward’ GOP
“The Republicans could always give their awkward response speech via Vine. It’s such a more efficient way of introducing us to all these people who will never be President.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/30/bill-or...
Y E S
In reality, Stewart spent the majority of the segment in question arguing that Obama was better off trying to enact policy measures like a minimum wage increase and comprehensive immigration reform on his own, rather than deal with a Congress that has only managed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and raise the debt ceiling since his address last year — two of the 41 requests Obama made of lawmakers.

“Say what you will about this Congress, but they will, when pushed, reluctantly continue to make it illegal to commit violent acts against women,” Stewart observed.“But of course, this is the Congress that wouldn’t even ban crazy people from getting assault rifles after Newtown. I don’t know what Obama thinks he’d accomplish talking to those idiots.”

Stewart’s segment also mocked the multiple Republican responses and the ensuing news analysis, saying,“The Republicans could always give their awkward response speech via Vine. It’s such a more efficient way of introducing us to all these people who will never be President.”

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1072142 Jan 31, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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no, you ignorant fool, the desert is a very fragile and beautiful place that is destroyed forever by wind farms and solar panels....
many people prefer the desert over a swamp like the place where you NYC Bocajews live....
plus, ya gotta put the wind farms where there is wind, and there are very few places in the desert that meet that description...the Coachella Valley being one, already destroyed by wind farms....
so, if you want the power, live with the consequences....
So you want everyone to keep burning fossil fuels bringing on more polar vortex'es ,droughts , floods, hurricanes etc just so you can enjoy looking at cactus instead of a wind turbine or solar panel.
Lcn

United States

#1072144 Jan 31, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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So you want everyone to keep burning fossil fuels bringing on more polar vortex'es ,droughts , floods, hurricanes etc just so you can enjoy looking at cactus instead of a wind turbine or solar panel.
Seems not to matter in PA?
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1072145 Jan 31, 2014
Ho Hum - the new weekly Democrat fascist activity from MSNBC - Ministry of leftwing propaganda.

Liberal fascism & intolerance rears its ugly head again at MSNBC!

Democrats pull race card yet again!

"MSNBC has fired the employee who sent out a controversial Tweet involving a Cheerios commercial that features a biracial family."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/ms...
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1072146 Jan 31, 2014
TAX $ AT WORK: Calif. spends $1.37M on Richard Simmons ObamaCare ad

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/30/ob...
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1072147 Jan 31, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, not even close to correct. we have limited amounts of all those. solar and wind are limited only by the life of our planet...
you really can't be this uneducated on this issue can you?
Sounds like a nitwit for sure. Typical leftie.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1072148 Jan 31, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Here's something you and PDupont might need to learn. In two parts:
Part I:


I don't know whether you copied and pasted this Carol or just came up with it on your own but it's the total revisionist bullcrap that you've been pushing all along. I also noticed that you used a lot of space to put out your claptrap to make it harder to dispute.
Unemployment soared to double digits after the Reagan tax cuts so your assertion that they did anything to stimulate the economy is asinine on its face. Despite these cuts unemployment stayed above the 10% range for nine months and peaked at 10.8% at the end of 1982 when Reagan had been in office for nearly a year. But as I've said before, I'm not going to put that entirely on his shoulders because it was the Fed that in response to inflation tightened up the money supply but overshot and caused this recession. The same goes for the subsequent boom which happened when the money supply was loosened and made more investment possible. Reagan had nothing to do with it.
But let's see what Reagan did do;
1. Reagan was a serial tax raiser. As governor of California, Reagan “signed into law the largest tax increase in the history of any state up till then.” Meanwhile, state spending nearly doubled. As president, Reagan “raised taxes in seven of his eight years in office,” including four times in just two years.
2. Reagan nearly tripled the federal budget deficit. During the Reagan years, the debt increased to nearly $3 trillion,“roughly three times as much as the first 80 years of the century had done altogether.” Reagan enacted a major tax cut his first year in office and government revenue dropped off precipitously. Despite the conservative myth that tax cuts somehow increase revenue, the government went deeper into debt and Reagan had to raise taxes just a year after he enacted his tax cut. Despite ten more tax hikes on everything from gasoline to corporate income, Reagan was never able to get the deficit under control. When he took office we were a creditor nation and when he left we were debtors.
3. Reagan grew the size of the federal government tremendously. Reagan promised “to move boldly, decisively, and quickly to control the runaway growth of federal spending,” but federal spending “ballooned” under Reagan. He bailed out Social Security in 1983 after attempting to privatize it, and set up a progressive taxation system to keep it funded into the future. He promised to cut government agencies like the Department of Energy and Education but ended up adding one of the largest — the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which today has a budget of nearly $90 billion and close to 300,000 employees. He also hiked defense spending by over $100 billion a year to a level not seen since the height of the Vietnam War. Contrary to what those on the right think, this did not contribute to the fall of the USSR. More credit goes to Karol Wojtyla AKA John Paul II and Lech Walesa and his Solidarity Movement.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1072149 Jan 31, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Here's something you and PDupont might need to learn. In two parts:
Part I:
4. Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants. Reagan signed into law a bill that made any immigrant who had entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty. The bill was sold as a crackdown, but its tough sanctions on employers who hired undocumented immigrants were removed before final passage. The bill helped 3 million people and millions more family members gain American residency. It has since become a source of major embarrassment for conservatives.
5. Reagan illegally funneled weapons to Iran. Reagan and other senior U.S. officials secretly sold arms to officials in Iran, which was subject to an arms embargo at the time, in exchange for American hostages. Some funds from the illegal arms sales also went to fund anti-Communist rebels in Nicaragua — something Congress had already prohibited the administration from doing. When the deals went public, the Iran-Contra Affair, as it came to be known, was an enormous political scandal that forced several senior administration officials to resign.
6. Reagan helped create the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. Reagan fought a proxy war with the Soviet Union by training, arming, equipping, and funding Islamist mujahidin fighters in Afghanistan. Reagan funneled billions of dollars, along with top-secret intelligence and sophisticated weaponry to these fighters through the Pakistani intelligence service. The Taliban and Osama Bin Laden — a prominent mujahidin commander — emerged from these mujahidin groups Reagan helped create, and U.S. policy towards Pakistan remains strained because of the intelligence services’ close relations to these fighters. In fact, Reagan’s decision to continue the proxy war after the Soviets were willing to retreat played a direct role in Bin Laden’s ascendancy.
7. Reagan handed radical Islamists their first victory when he pulled the Marines out of Lebanon after the Beirut bombing.
And let's not forget that while the wealthy prospered under Reagan poverty rose and middle class wages stagnated.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1072152 Jan 31, 2014
Economy soaring! Grows 3.7% in last quarter of 2013! Economists predict this sustainable growth will force private sector to add more jobs.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1072157 Jan 31, 2014
Emeem wrote:
Economy soaring! Grows 3.7% in last quarter of 2013! Economists predict this sustainable growth will force private sector to add more jobs.
It only took 5 years! If the economy was so good, why are they extending unemployment still after all these years?

"Economy Is Expanding, but Obama’s Legacy May Be Slipping Away"

But even if 2014 turns out to be what the president called a “breakout year” in his State of the Union address Tuesday, the country will still have a lot of catching up to do before the gains recorded under Mr. Obama match those of his two predecessors in the White House.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/business/us...

Don't break out the champagne just yet, looney toon.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1072163 Jan 31, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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It only took 5 years! If the economy was so good, why are they extending unemployment still after all these years?
"Economy Is Expanding, but Obama’s Legacy May Be Slipping Away"
But even if 2014 turns out to be what the president called a “breakout year” in his State of the Union address Tuesday, the country will still have a lot of catching up to do before the gains recorded under Mr. Obama match those of his two predecessors in the White House.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/business/us...
Don't break out the champagne just yet, looney toon.
Much of the shortfall through the first year of President Obama’s second term dates back to the deep hole he inherited from George W. Bush as the economy plunged into the Great Recession at the end of 2007.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/business/us...

nice source.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1072168 Jan 31, 2014
dem wrote:
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Nostrilfuckface for sure.
Bzzzzz. Try again, idiot!

GreyGhost for sure.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1072171 Jan 31, 2014
dem wrote:
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Nostrilfuckface for sure
Bzzzzz. Try again, idiot!

GreyGhost for sure.

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