Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1746432 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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Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#857805 Feb 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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What f**k*ng planet do you live on? Obviously a planet where there is no maintenance costs.
You are so far removed from reality, it's a wonder you can find your computer every day to post your ignorant rants here.
Let me introduce to the way things work on this planet:
You may need to write that down, right under MONEY DOESN'T GROW ON TREES.
You have to be the most ignorant person here.
Solar energy is free.

If you install & maintain a gas fired furnace, you pay for the natural gas to fuel it.

If I put panels on my roof, electric heat, maintain it, I pay nothing for the solar energy ( i.e, fuel). Its free.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#857806 Feb 11, 2013
O’s real foreign-policy priorities

February 10, 2013

There were two extraordinary disclosures in Thursday’s testimony of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

One is that there was no communication between them and President Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the seven hours of Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were attacked and murdered in Benghazi.

This is a vivid contrast with those photos we’ve seen of the president and his leading advisers watching the video of the attack on Osama bin Laden.

At a 5 p.m. meeting, when it was first known that Stevens was under attack, Obama did issue Panetta and Dempsey a directive to do whatever they could to protect him — and then left the matter, in Panetta’s words,“up to us.”

After the meeting, according to White House records, Obama had a one-hour phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a call The Weekly Standard editor William Kristol has called “non-urgent, politically useful.”

But he apparently wasn’t curious about what was happening in Benghazi. He wasn’t too concerned either the next morning, when after the first murder of a US ambassador in 33 years he jetted off on a four-hour ride to a campaign event in Las Vegas. I don’t think you have to be a Republican partisan to consider that unseemly.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#857807 Feb 11, 2013
Obama’s odd response to the Benghazi attack and the efforts, surely White House-choreographed, to attribute it to a spontaneous response to an anti-Muslim video suggest that his first priority was winning re-election — and that Benghazi was an irritant that couldn’t be allowed to stand in the way.

The other disclosure in the testimony of Panetta and Dempsey was that they, Clinton and CIA Director David Petraeus all backed aid to the Syrian rebels and that the president decided against it.

Of course, that was his decision to make, and there are reasonable arguments against involvement. We could end up aiding the wrong rebels or get sucked into a quagmire.

We’ve seen in chaotic Libya and in the fighting in neighboring Mali and the hostage-taking in Algeria negative developments that have flowed from our “leading from behind” support of those seeking to overthrow Moammar Khadafy.

But there are also arguments for aiding the Syrian rebels if, as Obama stated months ago, you want to see the regime of Bashir Assad ousted from power in a country far more strategically located than Libya. And if you want to reduce the bloodshed going on now for more than a year.

Evidently those arguments weren’t persuasive to Obama. On Syria, he chose to lead from very far behind.

“This now looks increasingly like a historic mistake,” writes Walter Russell Mead in his invaluable American Interest blog, and not just because it helps the rebels aligned with Islamist terrorist groups.“Iran seems much less worried about what this administration might do to it,” Mead writes.“The mullahs seem to believe that, faced with a tough decision, the White House blinked.” And “both the Israelis and the Sunni Arab states have smelled the same weakness.”

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#857808 Feb 11, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Really dave? Are you angry that I put a stop to your game sooner than you would have liked?
You didn't stop sh*t.

Is solar energy free or not.

Its a simple question. Even a dumbass like you should be able to answer it.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#857809 Feb 11, 2013
The two disclosures last Thursday came at a time when other presidential actions sent a similar message. One was the withdrawal of one of the two aircraft carriers scheduled to patrol the Persian Gulf.

The other was the ongoing nomination as defense secretary of ex-Sen. Chuck Hagel, a longtime opponent not only of military action but also of economic sanctions against Iran.

The Hagel nomination was baffling. Most incoming secretaries of defense in the last 40 years have had extensive experience in the Pentagon, at the White House or on the congressional armed-services committees.

Hagel has none of these. And, as he admitted at the end of a confirmation hearing where he misstated administration policy,“There are a lot of things I don’t know about.”

“A decade of war is ending,” Obama declared in his second inaugural. His response to Benghazi, his decision on Syria and his nomination of Hagel suggest he thinks he can draw down our forces and avoid military conflict.

But weakness is provocative, and retreat invites attack. Threats abound — Iran, North Korea, China versus Japan. Obama’s moves may end up making war more likely, not less.

Read more: O’s real foreign-policy priorities -

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#857810 Feb 11, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>95% of Obama followers are ignorant the other 5% keep you that way.
They do it to keep their dishes full with ignorant votes.

Windsor, CT

#857811 Feb 11, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Likely Story,
Glass Steagall - Huh? That's funny. Because according to you, it was the Democrats not allowing the banks to be racist that caused this mess & now you admit the Republicans f*cked us with repealing the Glass Steagall.
There is oversight.
The CRA did nothing to collapse our economy.
Bush, Your buddy, the REPUBLICAN nearly killed this country. So don't even try to pretend you are not a Republican hiding out as something else because even you know how bad they did & are embarrassed to admit your loyalty to the big "R".
Obama gets his money from the treasury Department.
The CRA was first enacted by Jimmy Carter and an all Democrat Congress. It was the genesis of a movement of more irresponsible liberal policies and lending practices built more on political correctness by you mindless Democrats instead of sound practices of making sure the borrowers could repay.

Stop deflecting. You morons never accept any responsibility.

You are a moron.

Windsor, CT

#857812 Feb 11, 2013
Yet anther Democrat has gone berserk. This time there was no scary looking (BOO!) rifle, libtards.

"A suspected gunman and two women were killed after shots were fired inside a courthouse in Delaware, police say.

Wilmington police told Fox 29 that a man walked into the lobby of the New Castle County Courthouse on Monday morning and opened fire."

Read more:

We need gun control laws now! Democrats should not be allowed to have any guns, knives or mouths. The later is used to steal & mooch with.

United States

#857813 Feb 11, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> You didn't stop sh*t.
Is solar energy free or not.
Its a simple question. Even a dumbass like you should be able to answer it.
RealDave to think something is Free is really Dumb!! Did someone build those Panels to convert sun light into Energy, if so it’s not Free!!
Rund Paul

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#857815 Feb 11, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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I will shoot the first person who tells me I can't drive my car whenever and wherever I like. In fact, I'm driving it right now! Whaddya gonna do about it, punks?
Well, I, for one, am going to be on the lookout for an old white guy with a desktop on his dashboard.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#857817 Feb 11, 2013
TSM wrote:
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RealDave to think something is Free is really Dumb!! Did someone build those Panels to convert sun light into Energy, if so it’s not Free!!
The average price of a residential solar system in the U.S. is about $20,000.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#857819 Feb 11, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues
...and don't forget to list his efforts to thwart my access to 2nd Amendments Rights.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#857821 Feb 11, 2013
TSM wrote:
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RealDave to think something is Free is really Dumb!! Did someone build those Panels to convert sun light into Energy, if so it’s not Free!!
So, when you put panels on your roof, you get a bill for the solar energy that these panels converts to electricity?

You right whiners are so pathetic you can't even admit the sun rains down free solar energy.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#857823 Feb 11, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> You didn't stop sh*t.
Is solar energy free or not.
Its a simple question. Even a dumbass like you should be able to answer it.
You're always so wound up on here. I hope you're not like this in real life. I already said solar energy is free.

Windsor, CT

#857826 Feb 11, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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Love your newest avatar Waxman, very nice, says it all.
SupriZedObamaFool is not me paranoid skitzoid. Looks like you found a new friend!







Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
Rund Paul


#857827 Feb 11, 2013
Rund Paul wrote:
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Well, I, for one, am going to be on the lookout for an old white guy with a desktop on his dashboard.
One more thing. Just look for the cross eyed liberal talking to himself. Then you'll know it's me!

Cape Canaveral, FL

#857830 Feb 11, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The average price of a residential solar system in the U.S. is about $20,000.
WTF is a residential solar system? Please be specific.

Greenwood, IN

#857831 Feb 11, 2013
The Balanced Budget Amendment Rears Its Farcical Head Again

After the unsatisfying conclusion of the fiscal cliff saga, House GOP leaders resolved to reestablish regular order in the consideration of fiscal policy. No more secret negotiations with the White House. No more eleventh-hour crisis-averting votes. This was the impetus behind the bill to force the Senate to pass a budget for the first time in years, possibly paving the way for the first joint budget resolution since 2009.

A return to normalcy: what a splendid idea!

Which is why I’m scratching my head at the news that Republicans plan to make a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution the centerpiece of their fiscal agenda. The proposal would cap federal spending at 18 percent of GDP as well as require supermajorities for tax hikes and debt ceiling increases.

AEI’s James Pethokoukis deconstructs the practicality of the spending cap:

[L]et’s quickly examine whether capping federal spending at 18% of GDP is realistic. I am not sure it is. If the bill excludes interest spending? Maybe. If so, then the BBA would be capping spending at roughly the historical average of around 20% to 21% of GDP. But even doing that for the long term will be tough (especially without slashing defense spending to Europe’s minimalist levels). Recall that the Bowles-Simpson plan has a long-term spending target of 21%.

Just as problematic is the institutional folly that the BBA represents. Instead of reasserting democratic control over fiscal policy, as had been the plan until five minutes ago, a BBA regime would take us in the opposite direction – toward newly empowered judges. The literature on how a BBA would invite judicial interference into fiscal policy is vast — for a taste, see Ed Meese, Walter Dellinger, and Peter H. Schuck – and, to my lights, dispositive. But that’s not all. The executive branch, too, would potentially gain new authority over spending — which the Goldwater Institute, strangely, sees as a feature rather than a bug.

Then there’s the question of “optics.” Come the State of the Union Address, President Obama plans to grasp the mantle of restoring middle-class prosperity. Republicans are set to counter with the dry language of fiscal rectitude, behind which lurk accounting gimmicks and berobed men armed with calculators.

Is there a more self-defeating political strategy than this?

Cape Canaveral, FL

#857832 Feb 11, 2013
discordian wrote:
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San José State University
Department of Economics
The Nature and the Origin
of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
"Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote. Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate mortgages knowing full well that an upturn in the interest rates could easily throw the borrower into insolvency. For example, when the interest rate is 6 percent the mortgage payment for a 30-year $200,000 mortgage is $1199 per month. If the interest rate goes up to 7 percent the mortgage payment would increase by $131 per month, an 11 percent increase. For many of the subprime borrowers living on the edge of insolvency this would be enough to push them over the edge. The guilt for the subprime mortgage financial crisis lies both with the lenders who knowingly put borrowers into booby trapped mortgages and the management of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for making a market for such booby trapped mortgages thus giving the lenders the incentive for writing them. "
Read it, dummy.
Thayer Watkins is a fkn right wing lunatic.

And a fkn liar to boot!
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#857833 Feb 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>WTF is a residential solar system? Please be specific.
Prices have plummeted so much over the past two years that the solar panels and associated supplies cost about $8,000 for a typical 4,000-watt residential system. A qualified solar specialist or electrician should be able to install these panels for about $2,000 given that it’s only about a day of work. The total installed price should be about $10,000, without any tax credits or incentives. That is about the price of a comparable system in Germany.

But the average price of a residential system in the U.S. is about $20,000.

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you know nothing about. You are a very special kind of stupid aren't you?

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