Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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TPRTY

East Hartford, CT

#1148204 Jun 8, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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corrupt government and greedy unions destroyed Detroit.....
white folks were intentionally driven out so that black politicians would have total control....
Those FACTS make you a racist!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1148205 Jun 8, 2014
Yeah wrote:
It's great when the governor and the offending company have a long, long history of working together. They can accomplish so much of their agenda!!!!
"NC lawmakers push for coal ash cleanup deadlines
Michael Biesecker, Associated Press; 9:10 p.m. EDT June 5, 2014
Environmental groups are pushing for lawmakers to require Duke to dig up all of its ash from unlined pits near rivers and lakes and move it to lined landfills licensed to handle hazardous waste.
RALEIGH – State lawmakers are pressing for firm deadlines to be added to legislation aimed at stopping pollution leaking from Duke Energy’s unlined coal ash dumps.
Members of a state Senate committee reviewing Gov. Pat McCrory’s plan on Thursday questioned why it doesn’t include a timetable. They want a specific schedule setting out how long the company has to clean out its dumps at four power plants, including the site of a February spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge. Coal ash contains numerous toxic chemicals, including arsenic, mercury and lead.
“The public, the people we represent, the people we serve here in the legislature across North Carolina, they want to see some specific timetables,” said Sen. Gene McLaurin, D-Richmond.
McCrory’s proposal requires Duke to submit closure plans for the four sites, but leaves it to the discretion of state environmental officials to set how long the company has to accomplish the task. The governor’s bill would allow Duke to propose alternatives for its remaining 10 sites that include leaving the ash in place, covered with plastic sheeting and a layer of soil.
Before becoming governor, McCrory, a Republican, retired from Duke after working at the company more than 28 years.
Environmental groups are pushing for lawmakers to require Duke to dig up all of its ash from unlined pits near rivers and lakes and move it to lined landfills licensed to handle hazardous waste.
State officials acknowledge all of Duke’s unlined dumps are currently contaminating groundwater. The governor’s proposal prioritizes four facilities where Duke has already signaled it plans to remove its ash — Dan River in Eden, Riverbend near Charlotte, Sutton near Wilmington, and the company’s Asheville plant..."
....and electricity rates in Southeastern states from North Carolina to Florida will go through the roof......

(by the way, coal ash, by law, is NOT hazardous waste).....
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1148206 Jun 8, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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Hey, stupid, if you had looked up the word 'paraphrase' before replying you wouldn't have made a fool of yourself. Just sayin'...
Oops! Sorry son. You're looking more like the idiot!

Hey, so to paraphrase Twain, reich wing whiners like yourself are the real idiots!

par·a·phrase
&#712;par&#601;&#7 16;fr&#257;z/
verb
verb: paraphrase; 3rd person present: paraphrases; past tense: paraphrased; past participle: paraphrased; gerund or present participle: paraphrasing

1.
express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1148207 Jun 8, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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Uh, no you moron, I didn't.
Have another beer.
Uh... yeah you did son.

You obviously just don't know what you're talking about....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1148208 Jun 8, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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Those FACTS make you a racist!
the truth shall prevail......

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1148209 Jun 8, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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You're a fool and your party is filled with hypocrites. Start at the top.
Obama is the prototypical face of Leftist hypocrisy, as he lives the life of the rich and famous all the while feigning to be a “man of the people.”
Really? Remember last summer's $100 million taxpayer-funded “heritage tour” of Africa?
He spews his class warfare rhetoric while he, Michelle LaVaughn, and their entourage, jet around the nation and world for political junkets and exotic vacations – all at enormous expense to taxpayers and Air Force resources. He condemns corporate executives for using private aircraft, while he has frivolously used one of DoD’s most expensive military assets, Air Force One ($228,288 per flight hour), with the added and much larger expense of all the backup aircraft, Air Force cargo planes airlifting limousines and support vehicles, helicopters, security and support personnel, and their political entourage, all with first class accommodations.
Then the hypocrite Obama blames the “Republican Sequester” for massive DoD cuts to critical military spending.
And then the azzhole talks about wealthy people paying their "fair share", whatever the hell that means.

But it sounds good in the Liberal Media! Fair Share! Fair Wage! Fairy!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1148210 Jun 8, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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Hey, stupid, if you had looked up the word 'paraphrase' before replying you wouldn't have made a fool of yourself. Just sayin'...
I was going to point out the 'paraphrase' earlier but decided against it considering how Yeah is nothing more than a Mouth On A Mission.
TPRTY

East Hartford, CT

#1148211 Jun 8, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Oops! Sorry son.
Apology accepted, dumbass.

par·a·phrase

verb

1. express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.

"you can either quote or paraphrase literary texts"

synonyms: reword, rephrase, put/express in other words, rewrite, gloss

noun

1. a rewording of something written or spoken by someone else.
TPRTY

East Hartford, CT

#1148212 Jun 8, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I was going to point out the 'paraphrase' earlier but decided against it considering how Yeah is nothing more than a Mouth On A Mission.
Yeah, well there's that and the FACT she's a stupid drunk.

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1148213 Jun 8, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Uh... yeah you did son.
You obviously just don't know what you're talking about....
Why don't you just scream "debunked". Those who disagree with your viewpoint will believe that as much as your childish "you lie" campaign.

Which one of you clueless wonders-woodenhead, Nuc, or you--thought this would make you sound smart. Laughable is a better term for it-morons.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1148214 Jun 8, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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Those FACTS make you a racist!
A simple perusal of regional and local newspapers over the past 50 or so years will bare out a long, long list of black racist corruption, pilfering, nepotism and outright theft of public monies inside of Detroit.

The Chicken finally came home to roost but it now looks like a starving black pigeon.

Out-state(white) taxpayers have long complained about being billed by Lansing for Urban Theft and Corruption but it fell on deaf ears because the Race Card was played at every public hearing on the matter. This last time around, our governor pushed through almost $200 million to mostly help Detroit Retirees who were shorted their pensions and to save the DIA(Detroit Institute of Arts) inventory.

Like Trayvon wants to enjoy looking at a Vincent van Gogh instead of stealing it:->

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1148215 Jun 8, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Oops! Sorry son. You're looking more like the idiot!
Hey, so to paraphrase Twain, reich wing whiners like yourself are the real idiots!
par·a·phrase
&#712;par&#601;&#7 16;fr&#257;z/
verb
verb: paraphrase; 3rd person present: paraphrases; past tense: paraphrased; past participle: paraphrased; gerund or present participle: paraphrasing
1.
express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.
He *STILL* doesn't get it, folks!

There lies a four-lane highway of earwax between his head's audio holes.
TPRTY

East Hartford, CT

#1148216 Jun 8, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Why don't you just scream "debunked".
...or ¨Bushie boy did it!¨

You have to admit they've been trained well. Obama is to be blamed for NOTHING. When you have the lame stream media propping up the lame duck, it makes it easy for the useful idiots.
TPRTY

East Hartford, CT

#1148217 Jun 8, 2014
Obama: President ¨Do as I say, not as I do¨

¨Writing about the opulence of the Obama administration in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal,” author Robert Keith Gray notes that $1.4 billion in taxpayer funds was spent on the Obamas last year, including “the biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever” and Air Force One “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.” Notably, all of the support costs for travel are not included in that $1.4 billion.

It is worth noting that Obama’s Democrat predecessors mentioned poverty three times more often in major addresses than Obama – and Republicans mentioned the plight of the poor twice as often as Obama. Maybe that is because when Obama took office in 2009, the poverty rate was 13.1% and it is now over 15%.

Another reason he might not mention poverty is that Obama is on pace to break his 2011 all time record for presidential golfing junkets – 34 resort outings. He is now on pace to chalk up 50 golf trips this year (2013).

His sycophantic adherents must be complete idiots – rallying around all his 'rich' rhetoric.¨

Like he actually gives a sh*t about the income of anyone but himself.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1148218 Jun 8, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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You're a fool and your party is filled with hypocrites. Start at the top.
Obama is the prototypical face of Leftist hypocrisy, as he lives the life of the rich and famous all the while feigning to be a “man of the people.”
..........
Then the hypocrite Obama blames the “Republican Sequester” for massive DoD cuts to critical military spending.
So you are saying for any Democrat to be credible they have to have the a$$ out of their pants. What about Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs or Warren Buffet. All well known identities with democratic ideologies yet live the life of the super rich. It's the same with Al Gore and his message on climate change, you say you won't listen unless he lives in a tree house and swings from the trees in a loin cloth. This is the stupidity of that statement, democrats can be rich and still follow their ideology, they are just happy to share more of their wealth around to those less fortunate than themselves. You ideology is plain and simple, if they get a bad break in life just let them die!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1148219 Jun 8, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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Apology accepted, dumbass.
par·a·phrase
verb
1. express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.
"you can either quote or paraphrase literary texts"
synonyms: reword, rephrase, put/express in other words, rewrite, gloss
noun
1. a rewording of something written or spoken by someone else.
lol! Not a problem my little idiot. I don't mind educating you on things you should already know. Happy to help!

Since: Jan 11

Bordentown, NJ

#1148220 Jun 8, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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That's because the systems set up over 40 years are designed to distribute wealth exactly that way. It's the way capitalism works, in the end it's a giant pyramid scheme, the people on the bottom get zip unless you put laws in place to prevent that happening. So when someone comes along and wants to hit the reset button you guys yell the loudest saying we want more of the same but unless you broaden your tax base and that means empowering more income to the masses then it will be the 1%'ers carrying all the load until the whole thing fails. There is no easy answer in a globalised world, because if you have higher wages then you lose jobs to offshore, if you lower taxes you only empower the 1% even more.
That's the price of a free-market ideology allowed to go cowboy without any restrictions.
When you allow your biggest corporations like Apple, Google etc to set up headquarters in Ireland or some other tax heaven then it's only going to become worse. Corporations like that avoid taxes in every country they are based in and force down wages in their own country.
There is no way Obama is responsible for that because any correction he wants to make you guys stop him at every turn. You only know one ideological road to travel on & even tho that road is a dead end with solid concrete the size of the Hover dam (GFC 2008) you still want to travel on it over n over again. History is there to learn from not repeat.
You blamed presidents in your post. Obama is as responsible as the rest you blamed, if blaming presidents.

What do you mean [allow] corporations to set up headquarters? Oh, that's right, your ideology requires a wall around it.

History shows capitalism brought more wealth to more people than any other system.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1148221 Jun 8, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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Yeah, well there's that and the FACT she's a stupid drunk.
And yet, still smarter than you son.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1148222 Jun 8, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Why don't you just scream "debunked". Those who disagree with your viewpoint will believe that as much as your childish "you lie" campaign.
Which one of you clueless wonders-woodenhead, Nuc, or you--thought this would make you sound smart. Laughable is a better term for it-morons.
Oh I have NO qualms with people who disagree with my view point son.

I do have a problem with people who want to twist the facts...something you have no problems with. And also with people who insist on telling me what my views are... which again, you have no problems with.. to make your case.

BTW, the person who shouted "You Lie" was a republican!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1148223 Jun 8, 2014
By 2040, China will produce 62 percent of its electricity from coal, while India will produce 56 percent and a number of other developing countries in Southeast Asia will produce up to 30 percent. During the next few years, construction of roughly 1,200 new coal plants will be built across 59 countries – 363 in China and 455 in India alone.

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