Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1617186 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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Anthony W

New York, NY

#960277 Aug 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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it's the tea party culture.
Son, or should I call you the more formal Sonic? Let me just say that I deplore the Tea Party culture and all it stands for.

They’re a bunch of activists who are mostly salt-of-the-earth, hardworking Americans who, previous to their activism in 2009, had never marched with placards or attended rallies or town halls.

It's awful how their rallying cry was and is the rule of law and getting government off their backs. The tea-party movement is and was organized around clear and abiding political principles – the very principles that formed the basis for America’s unique experiment in self-governance. They include constitutionally limited government, human rights that descend from our Creator rather than privileges bestowed by government and, more generally, a commitment to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Now Son, you and I are more the renegade Occupy Wall Street types. Am I right? Or am I right? We have more in common with jobless (unless I'm elected Mayor of course), directionless riff-raff who don’t think government can ever be big enough if their every need is not being addressed.”

The occupiers apparently have no interest in self-governance and like Obama and most Democrats seek to extend government control in the interest of forcible redistribution of wealth at the expense of individual liberty.

Yep, like our President, they are not interested or concerned with the strict limits the Constitution places on the federal government. Rather, we prefer a central government without any restrictions on its power. Human rights to us occupier types are really privileges from government that can be bargained for with loud voices and votes. Of course, privileges can be taken away by governments that grant them.

Now, the left leaning media loved us and promoted our agenda over the tea-party focus. For two years the media tried to vilify the Tea Party because they saw a remarkable and inexplicable phenomenon – normal, hardworking, flag-waving Americans who had never before in their lives marched in a demonstration or carried placards in a rally mobilizing in the streets behind the idea of returning to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the glue that held the republic together for 230-plus years.

Nope, the biased in our favor media preferred the “change agents” who they had championed during the 1960s and 1970s and right through the beginning of the 21st century and who reappeared in their typical anti-American form as “occupiers.” You know, like you and I who occupy this topix page.

After the tea-party activists rallied on the Capitol Mall in Washington in record numbers, they left the ellipse cleaner and tidier than they found it. The occupiers on the other hand, left feces and litter and a crime wave behind. Oh man, the media would have so preferred it had been the other way around.

But that damn Tea Party culture was full of decent people who were respectfully protesting and not raping, stealing and ruining where ever they were like the Occupiers.

I’ll bet you were as disappointed as I was. If I become Mayor, I’m letting the Occupiers back into any city park they want, because that will help lower my homeless shelter budget and give the police something to do instead of stopping & frisking the usual hoodie wearing thugs with guns.

Windsor, CT

#960278 Aug 6, 2013
"You get the feeling absolutely nothing Obama says is the truth?"

Since: Aug 13

Overland Park, KS

#960279 Aug 6, 2013
Unemployment is at 7.3% and would be a percentage point lower if the republican in the house stop obstructing, trying to repeal Obamacare and pass the jobs bill that the president gave them.

Obamacare hasn't been fully implemented and it's already cut health insurance costs in New York and Calif. People are getting money back from health insurance providers. Even republican governor Jan Brewer, hardly a fan President Obama, s on board and is implementing the program.

The NSA is doing it's job. Keeping us safe.

Keep up now.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#960280 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Did anyone else know there were a significant number of hard-core terrorists who escaped from several prisons in several Middle Eastern countries recently?
I just found out about it myself yesterday.
Obama must have been too busy talking about a local news story his liberal media created to keep us racially divided.
Also, how did some of you hear about the massive closing of embassies around the world?
Did I miss the president's press briefing about this too?
Guess the most important story was him calling a gay athlete to congratulate him for coming out of the closet.
Hey! Get off Obama's back lady. He's making speeches about jobs and worried about carbon even while on vacation. Get your priorities straight!

Honolulu, HI

#960281 Aug 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>So what do you think? too big to fail? seems like the O'bama NSA failed in Boston. But we got chatter, lots and lots chatter, more chatter than in the history of the United States, more chatter than before 9-11, which BTW liberals said over and over again no one listened to...but the chatter of O'bama is high, like in dope smoking high. Get under your desk, the terrorists are coming chatter.
We certainly got more chatter from cons!

Honolulu, HI

#960282 Aug 6, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Not to worry Dumb Dave. Obama is making up for it by replacing good paying full time jobs with temporary, part-time jobs so everyone is poor. Bury hey! Everyone will have "free" substandard health care! Hurray!
People will need that Unaffordable Health Care because after Democrats destroy the long-term viability of our economy, people will be living out in the cold after they lose their homes.
Gee Golly Dumb Dave, how is your life as Gomer Pyle?
"The Untold Unemployment Story: A Loss Of 162,000 Full-Time Jobs In June"
"All of the net new jobs created last month were part time jobs. The Labor Department reported,“The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons…increased by 322,000 to 8.2 million in June. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job.”
"Banks repossessing more homes as home prices rise
Julie Schmit, USA TODAY 12:03 a.m. EDT June 13, 2013"
Bank repossessions increased in 33 states, with some seeing a big jump, market researcher RealtyTrac reports.
In North Carolina, repossessions were up 60% in May from April. Oregon saw a 57% jump, and Wisconsin and Illinois, a 44% increase, RealtyTrac says.
Thanks Democrats!
But you're not America...

... so it doesn't matter.
LCN Llin

United States

#960283 Aug 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
trolls with no new material.
active may be an overstatement.
Spam is spam and notice when republicans are having unite issues frustration increases.
G Bush survived surgery this morning, Good for him
President Bush is now a Rino.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960284 Aug 6, 2013
The degradation of American society, reducing the culture to its least intelligent elements

In June, first lady Michelle Obama appeared in a hip-hop music video that featured rapper Doug E. Fresh, singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks and TV medical personality Dr. Oz. The catchy song urged kids to "work hard/eat right" and "tell somebody/it's your body/c'mon." The song was just the first of a 19-track album, the majority of which are hip-hop, to be released by the Partnership for a Healthier America, the anti-obesity nonprofit that launched in conjunction with Michelle Obama's Let's Move! anti-obesity campaign, and a New York-based group called Hip Hop Public Health.

The full album, which includes songs with names like "Veggie Luv," by Monifah and J Rome, "Hip Hop LEAN," by Artie Green, and "Give Myself a Try," by Ryan Beatty, will be released on Sept. 30.

Let's Move! Executive Director and White House assistant chef Sam Kass says the White House is fully behind the initiative to use hip-hop – and other genres of music – as a tool to get kids to live healthier lives.

"Cultural leaders and visionaries in our country can give these messages to kids in a way that's not preachy. Kids are going to be dancing and listening to the music," he says. "I think hip-hop in particular – so many kids love hip-hop. It's such a core part of our culture ...and particularly in the African-American community and the Latino community which is being disproportionately affected by those health issues."

African-American children are more than 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with white children, and Hispanic children are nearly 30 percent more likely, according to a 2008 study published in Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

Honolulu, HI

#960285 Aug 6, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
You live under quite a big rock, don't you?
What has Obama said that isn't a fraud, is the question you should be asking.
Hope & Change!
Close Gitmo?
Unemployment stayed under 8%?
We will save money with Obamacare?
Al Queada decimated?
Obama to stop NSA spying?
Any other questions, 2008Bill?
But it's an American rock, son!

Honolulu, HI

#960287 Aug 6, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Right Toyota especially, and people have lost value rapdidly because of the serious quality & safey problems with toyota vehicles.
lol! I've lost value in American vehicles faster son.

New York, NY

#960288 Aug 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
trolls with no new material.
active may be an overstatement.
lolololololohahahahahaha it falls apart he lies he cheats he is a fake HE LIES hahahahahahahahahlolololololol ololol OBAMA lolololololhahahahahahaha the same script COLIN POWELL SO WHAT A ROMAINIAN WOMAN WANTS HIM WHAT OBAMA YOU THINK YOU THE ONLY ONE WITH SWAGG lololololHAHAHAHAh POWELL HAS SERVED THIS COUNTRY WELL OBAMA YOU CAME FROM NOWHERE

Windsor, CT

#960289 Aug 6, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
Unemployment is at 7.3% and would be a percentage point lower if the republican in the house stop obstructing, trying to repeal Obamacare and pass the jobs bill that the president gave them.
Obamacare hasn't been fully implemented and it's already cut health insurance costs in New York and Calif. People are getting money back from health insurance providers. Even republican governor Jan Brewer, hardly a fan President Obama, s on board and is implementing the program.
The NSA is doing it's job. Keeping us safe.
Keep up now.
Sure thing, Marx!

Blah, blah, blah...

Honolulu, HI

#960290 Aug 6, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Majority leaders Pelosi and Reid are beyond pathetic and were the chief cooks in the kitchens of Hell when W left office and determining the spending levels you idiot.
The Hells kitchen chef's Pelosi and Reid cooked-up and produced nothing but poison, since 2007, losing 750,000 jobs per month, the worst recession in 80 years, a Housing Collapse, a near financial meltdown, tripling the debt, two quagmire wars democrats voted for and you evil Democrats are still killing our country, still cooking-up more poison for America when W was and left office, something, an overdose of poison even a sellout obama still can't recover from today you complete idiot...
It's the culture...
lol! Psst! Just an fyi since you're not all that smart...

... Pelosi isn't majority leader. However, with the right wing idiocy going on, that can change in a couple of years!

New York, NY

#960291 Aug 6, 2013
HE CAME TO SAVE US ALL lolololhahahahahahaha In the 21st century, the jobs created by “the world’s largest economy” have been lowly-paid, non-tradable, domestic service third world jobs. Manufacturing and tradable professional service jobs such as software engineering have been moved offshore to low-wage, low-salary locations. The savings in labor costs have enriched corporate executives, Wall Street, and shareholders.
I have made this point monthly for many years, and it has had no effect on economists, policymakers, money managers, or financial markets, all of which continue in their make-believe world of make-believe reality.
Here we go, one more time. Of the 161,000 reported private sector jobs gained in July, 157,000 or 97.5 percent, are in non-tradable domestic services. A non-tradable service is a job that produces services that cannot be exported, such as waitresses, bartenders, hospital orderlies, retail clerks, warehousemen. Thus, no matter how large the number might be, it cannot reduce the huge US trade deficit. Most of these jobs are part-time jobs without health or pension benefits. People in these jobs tend to live hand-to-mouth. These jobs do not produce sufficient income to drive a consumer economy.
Of these 157,000 reported jobs, 63,000 or 40 percent are reported to be in trade, transportation, and utilities. Of these 63,000 jobs, 60,500 of them or 96 percent are in wholesale and retail trade.
Before we go to the next category, ask yourself if you believe that in an economy that has had no recovery, in which there are no new manufacturing or construction jobs, in which the labor force participation rate is down, in which shopping center parking lots are far from full, stores with such a poor sales outlook would hire so many people in July?
Financial activities account for 15,000 of the reported new jobs. The Federal Reserve accounted for 80 percent of these jobs and bill collectors for the rest.
Professional and business services accounted for 36,000 of the new reported jobs. About half of these jobs were temporary help services and services to buildings and dwellings.
Health care and social assistance accounted for 8,300 jobs of which ambulatory health care services comprised 80 percent.
Waitresses and bartenders contributed 38,400 jobs. I have previously noted the anomaly of a population without good employment prospects or rising incomes going out to eat and to drink more and more often, so often that waitresses and bartenders comprise each and every month a significant percentage of the new employees.
In her commissioner’s statement accompanying the jobs report, Erica Groshen acknowledges that 8,200,000 or 6 percent of the currently employed are “involuntary part-time workers” who cannot find full-time employment.
The July 2013 payroll employment level of 136,038,000 stands 2,018,000 below the employment level in January 2008, which was 5 years and 7 months ago. If it requires 130,000 new jobs each month to keep employment equal with population growth, the US economy is behind by 10,728,000 jobs. These missing jobs show up in the declining labor force participation rate and the large number of discouraged workers who are no longer counted as unemployed.
Obviously, there is no economic recovery, despite the reporting of such by the presstitute financial press. Most likely the US economy is sinking further into a depression. The numerous indicators of economic collapse are ignored by economists and financial media busy at work weaving the Matrix to support The Lie.
As former executives of the “banks too big to fail” and their proteges run the US Treasury, the financial regulatory agencies, and the Federal Reserve, US economic policy has been focused on bailing out the excessively large banks created by mindless deregulation. The purpose of US economic policy is to save the large banks from their bad bets on poorly understood new financial instruments in the gambling casino created by deregulation.

Honolulu, HI

#960292 Aug 6, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Are we talking gaffs here? I'd list list Obama's and Biden's but there's neither the time nor the space. Obama's the "President in Absentia" on multiple levels.
Is bushie boy still looking for his wmd's son? Is he still at 'battle stations' just like he told his staff to be in 08/2001?

Honolulu, HI

#960293 Aug 6, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
wOW. Over 2,000 posts since I last checked in. If nothing else, you people are prolific.
Looks like the military machine is working on increasing our electronic surveillance in the sky to eliminate some of the independent third party contractors that can't be trusted to have our best interest in hand. Where there is a will, there is a way.
"The U.S. Navy has extended its (2004) contract with Boeing Co. for P-8A Poseidon airplanes, the company said Thursday.
It ordered 13 more of the planes, which are based on a 737 airframe and are used for anti-submarine, anti-surface and surveillance missions, for $1.98 billion.
The deal is the extension of an existing contract that is ultimately planned to include 100 Poseidons. The Navy has now ordered 37 and Boeing has delivered 10, with the first planes due to be operational by the end of the year."
The P-8A is designed to operate in conjunction with the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle.
lol! Glad to see you're back. You've missed a lot of fun...

... and right wing extremist desperation!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960294 Aug 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! When you raise the minimum wage then people have more money in their pockets which they spend and buy stuff which in turn stimulates the economy.
Community colleges are one of our greatest resources. They used to be just stepping stones to a four year college but now they offer courses like precision machining, CAD, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, nuclear medicine, medical imaging and many more needed skills.
You're the idiot!
Community colleges are worthless and none of the courses tat they offer should ever be called "engineering" or "medicine", which is gross consumer fraud.

Higher minimum wage just causes higher unemployment, particularly among minorities.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960295 Aug 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The debt has not tripled. You people are dumber than sh*t.
The Debt when Obama took office was around 10.5 trillion.
The financial meltdown was announced in August of 2008. The Democrats had controlled Congress for 18 months, not two years. What policy did they change to create this?
The Recession started in 4th quarter of 2007. Please list the legislation the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created this recession. How much debt is directly attributabe to the Bush recession?
The housing collapse started in 2006.
Carol, you keep worshiping George Bush, Eric Cantor,John Boehner, Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan. They took us from the balance budget you fricken idiots vlim to love to economic disaster. ON PURPOSE. They voted to take us off that path.
The national deficit was nowhere near $17 trillion in 2008.

Obama gets a pass for the first few years after the crisis. But because he was more concerned about passing Obamacare, he is responsible for the deficit tripling under his watch and slowing down the economy and job growth because of it.

Back in 2010, CBS News reported estimates put the deficit near $20 trillion by 2016 and almost $26 trillion by 2020.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#960296 Aug 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I've lost value in American vehicles faster son.
you know about toyota vehicle with rust problem, acceleration problems, engines problems and tundra trucks catching fire.

New York, NY

#960297 Aug 6, 2013
DEMOCRATS The architects of financial deregulation, such as former Senator Phil Graham and President Bill Clinton were rewarded for their service with fortunes of their own. The free market dupes, who aided and abetted Bill and Phil and misrepresented the repeal of financial stability as a new beginning for laissez faire capitalism, still pretend that the crisis resulted from Congress requiring banks to make mortgage loans to poor black people who could not pay.

The lack of reality in America is extreme. I do not believe anything like it has ever existed in the modern world. Essentially, no one in government or out understands anything.

The combination of the power of vested interests with ideological thinking remote from empirical reality is destroying the US economy and the economic prospects of the American people. The employment profile of the US economy is increasingly that of a third world country. Economic security, except for the rich, has disappeared. A large and growing percentage of the population experiences the insecurity of poverty or near-poverty, while the waiting lists for $50 million yachts expands. The distribution of income is so skewed upward that people of enormous wealth bid up the prices of used Ferraris from the 1950s and 1960s to $12,000,000 and $35,000,000. I can remember when a used Ferrari was something that a person with a moderate income could afford to purchase. I have a friend who bought and sold for $9,000 in the 1960s the Ferrari that last sold for $35 million.

Detroit, once the fourth largest American city and the manufacturing powerhouse of the world, is bankrupt. The populations of the cities that once were America’s thriving manufacturing base are declining. Cleveland has boarded up homes. St. Louis has 20 percent of its homes vacant. Welfare is under attack by the Republicans and even some Democrats as the plight of the population worsens and despair rises.

Washington only responds to the half dozen powerful, rich private interest groups that fund election campaigns. The American people have no one to represent them. The American people have been placed outside the system of “democratic capitalism” which is only for the one percent.

As Jeffrey St. Clair has made clear, America no longer has a left-wing. America is a right-wing world in which people, including “progressives” have been brainwashed into perceiving reality in racial contrast: the whites are well off and the blacks are poor and destitute.

This is the false reality of the Matrix. As whites are a larger percentage of the population than blacks, there are more poor whites than poor blacks. Moreover, the percentage of poor whites is growing. The way the jobs-offshoring, bail out the rich, US economy operates today makes every one poor, including the remnants of America’s once flourishing middle class. It is not a racial issue. It is a class issue. A few people have the power, and they are driving everyone else into the ground. The US government is their agent.

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