Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1535655 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1191721 Aug 25, 2014
The Republican civil war over taxes is coming

A specter is haunting the Republican Party—the specter of Ronald Reagan's tax cuts.

For the last 35 years, the GOP has monomaniacally focused on lowering taxes on the rich. It's one part economic theory, and another party political mythology. The theory is that letting high-earners keep more of their money gives them the incentive to make and invest even more, which creates growth that benefits everybody. And the political mythology is that this is what made Reagan so popular.(Never mind that then-Fed chair Paul Volcker's rate cuts, more than Reagan's tax cuts, led to "Morning in America"). That's why, no matter what the problem, Republicans insist that government is not the solution; tax cuts for the wealthy are.

There's only one hitch: none of this is really true. Sure, incentives matter. But so do other things. Indeed, the economy grew faster after Bill Clinton raised the top rate to 39.6 percent than it did when Reagan cut it to 28 percent. Not only that, but, adjusted for inflation, stagnant median wages the past 25 years show that tax cuts for the rich have not, in fact, trickled down. So it's no surprise that "supply-side economics" hasn't been a political winner since the 1980s. Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, and no, that's not because they haven't promised deep enough tax cuts. Mitt Romney, you might remember, ran on bringing the top marginal rate down to the same sacrosanct level it was when Reagan left office.

It's time, some Republicans think, for the Party to confront the reality that it's not 1980 anymore. For one, there isn't as much bang for the tax-cutting buck when you bring rates from 40 to 25 percent as there was when Reagan brought them from 70 to 28 percent. For another, cutting the federal income tax doesn't help the 40 percent or so of households that don't pay it. And, finally, you can't blithely assume that growth will eventually reach the middle class when it hasn't for decades. In other words, we have different problems today that demand different solutions than 35 years ago.

What kind of policies? Well, reform conservatives—or "reformicons"—want what they call family-friendly tax reform.

....Now, for the most part, the reformicons and the supply-siders are polite to each other. But don't mistake this agreeableness for agreement. Aside from monetary policy, the biggest schism between the reformicons and the rest of the Republicans is over taxes. That's because if the Party stays with its tax-cuts-for-the-rich-solve-al l-problems philosophy, there won't be much money left for anything else. They won't be able to change their message. So the biggest question for 2016 is which side the GOP's presidential candidate chooses in this debate.

In other words, whether the Republicans will keep running on Reagan, or something else.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1191722 Aug 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
I would like our government to stop spending like drunken sailors, cut out the waste and duplication, go on a strict diet so oversight means it can bend over and see its toes, and get off the backs of taxpayers and the private sector.
Is that too much to ask from drunken sailors who eat junk food and weigh others down by riding piggy back instead of walking on their own two feet?
Have you learned the difference between the deficit and the debt yet babe?

And what about our state and local governments?

You're a moron!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1191723 Aug 25, 2014
The Tea Party Governor Backlash of 2014

The conventional wisdom has it that this cycle is a GOP wave election. But beneath the surface, Democrats are doing OK—and Tea Party governors may pay the price for failing to moderate.

Beneath the tough Senate hand dealt to Democrats, there is a lot of swing voter discontent with Tea Party governors who failed to steer toward the center once in office. This dynamic will have an impact on other races and should serve as a reminder to both parties that extremism is a vice in American politics. The populist anger isn’t the same as it was it 2014—the anger is directed more at the inability of polarized, ideologically driven politicians to work together to solve problems. That’s a clear national message playing out in the states right now, if bigwigs in Washington bothered to listen.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1191724 Aug 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Reagan actually did all those things Galt listed.
He "returned Americans' pride in their country, badly damaged by Carter. He ended the Carter recession and double-digit inflation. And he brought about the demise of the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Empire."
You have just been seriously misled.
You people are very selective in your view of the Reagan presidency. It borders on insanity.

It is no secret that I am not a fan of Reagan. I had him as a governor. But, Reagan did not "bring about the demise of the Iron Curtain and the Societ Empire." I wish you people would stop spreading that lie. Gorbachev came to power. That was what made the difference. Reagan did, however, do all the things I mentioned. He doubled the debt. He sold arms to Iran (not to mention his blunders in Grenada and Beirut). Eight of his senior officials were indicted but he knew "nothing". He ignored AIDS. He pushed the mentaly ill out onto the streets and into jails and he granted amnesty to nearly 3 million illegal immigrants. His approval rating fell to 35% during the Reagan recession and, we still have not recovered from his “trickle down” economic which widened the gap between the rich and poor.

Reagan was a dunce for Pete's sake..."“Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do”. Oh, and lets not forget his recounting, at a 1983 Congressional Medal of Honor ceremoney, the story of military heroism that never happened. It was a scene from the movie "A Wing and a Prayer" but he thought it was real. Pathetic.

Now, Obama has "ended the BUSH recession" and he has "returned American pride in this country" and restored global opinion of America around the world but you are too brainwashed to acknowledge those accomplishments.
YYYY GUY

East Hartford, CT

#1191725 Aug 25, 2014
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Only someone with no military experience and understanding of military jargon would come up with such a post. The term "Boots on the Ground" specifically refers to actual combat units made up of GRUNTS. Not support personnel.
They troops we have in Iraq right now are advisors, trainers, Embassy security and intel people. None of those are of a combat specific unit, like a Rifle/Infantry BN, Regiment or Division.
Bullsh*t.

Oh, and try to pass your definition on to the parents whose ¨support personnel¨ are currently wearing the boots in Iraq.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1191726 Aug 25, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The Korean War ended?
Sort of. A cease fire.

Karma said it ended.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1191727 Aug 25, 2014
Never let a murder go to waste...

Mike Brown funeral!

'So, somebody is selling shirts at a FUNERAL..'
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1191728 Aug 25, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>
What? rag tag...JV team of rag tags...O'bama has supplied them with millions and weapons, after all they are the Rebels, who knows O'bama may have given them Asaad's WMDs. Islamic State sells T-shirts, fulfillment is out of Kenya, they have taken over oil fields and are making millions a day. Hillary lost a bunch of money while Sec of State, and then there is the problem that they are Moslems.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1191729 Aug 25, 2014
Fox News selectively clipped Attorney General Eric Holder's Ferguson, Missouri, statement on the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown to accuse him of taking sides against the police in the coming Justice Department investigation -- though Holder explicitly noted that, "as a father of a teenage son" and "as the brother of a retired law enforcement officer," he understands both sides.

Days after selectively editing a statement from President Obama to claim the administration is "choosing sides" in Ferguson, Fox tried the same tactic with Holder. The network aired a deceptively clipped portion of Holder's July 21 statement about his visit to the town, which has been the center of national attention since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by an officer of the St. Louis County Police Department.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/08/25/fox-c...

just the FOX usual. you know, the truth is a bad thing for FOXbots to hear.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1191730 Aug 25, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Liar. Obama has not supplied them squat. You people are sofa king pathetic. The US did not arm all those fighting against Assad & you are lying for making that claim.
If ISIS sold t-shirts, I am sure you whiners would buy them.
She is one of those people who believes if you repeat a lie often enough, it will be true.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1191731 Aug 25, 2014
..and thats why they are called moonbats!

'CNN is outraged that FOX News ran the story using anonymous sources.
CNN later ran a report refuting the eye socket injury using their own anonymous sources.'

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1191732 Aug 25, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Have you learned the difference between the deficit and the debt yet babe?
Ask someone from California or Illinois....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1191734 Aug 25, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News selectively clipped Attorney General Eric Holder's Ferguson, Missouri, statement on the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown to accuse him of taking sides against the police in the coming Justice Department investigation -- though Holder explicitly noted that, "as a father of a teenage son" and "as the brother of a retired law enforcement officer," he understands both sides.
Days after selectively editing a statement from President Obama to claim the administration is "choosing sides" in Ferguson, Fox tried the same tactic with Holder. The network aired a deceptively clipped portion of Holder's July 21 statement about his visit to the town, which has been the center of national attention since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by an officer of the St. Louis County Police Department.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/08/25/fox-c...
just the FOX usual. you know, the truth is a bad thing for FOXbots to hear.
thanks for monitoring FoxNews 24/7.......

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1191735 Aug 25, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I earned everything I have in life moron, unlike a pusseeccee like you.
From OCS to a battle field commission, I earned it moron, Chickenshits like you have no clue and never will. I'm proud of my service to my country. I'm betting you cannot say that LOSER. You phonies pretend to care about us veterans but only in order to use us, So from me to you and the idiot FORKS ....GFY with my blessings both you punks.
Didn't you get your commission at OCS?

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1191736 Aug 25, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
just one more ghetto thug who met his fate....no loss to anybody......
the news cycle is over.....
But..."representatives " from the White House went to Brown's funeral!

I noticed they used a photo that showed Michael as a little kid at the service. It was probably taken at a time when he wasn't yet completely saturated with mom & pop's hate speeches and that extra dose of puberty's testosterone driven violence.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1191737 Aug 25, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
CNN now reporting ISIS wanted to swap Foley for 'Lady Al Qaeda.' Does this expand month-long delay in Syria op - pondering a possible deal?
Foley was taken hostage long before "you" ever heard of ISIL.

Suggest you go find a clue.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1191738 Aug 25, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Never let a murder go to waste...
Mike Brown funeral!
'So, somebody is selling shirts at a FUNERAL..'
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
hahahahahahahhaha, classless opportunists, that's for sure.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1191739 Aug 25, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
She is one of those people who believes if you repeat a lie often enough, it will be true.
You could be sued, Liberals/Democrats have the Patent on that Quote and exhibits it Daily one could even say it’s their Life Line!!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1191740 Aug 25, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News selectively clipped Attorney General Eric Holder's Ferguson, Missouri, statement on the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown to accuse him of taking sides against the police in the coming Justice Department investigation -- though Holder explicitly noted that, "as a father of a teenage son" and "as the brother of a retired law enforcement officer," he understands both sides.
Days after selectively editing a statement from President Obama to claim the administration is "choosing sides" in Ferguson, Fox tried the same tactic with Holder. The network aired a deceptively clipped portion of Holder's July 21 statement about his visit to the town, which has been the center of national attention since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by an officer of the St. Louis County Police Department.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/08/25/fox-c...
just the FOX usual. you know, the truth is a bad thing for FOXbots to hear.
Dan Rather

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1191741 Aug 25, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
She is one of those people who believes if you repeat a lie often enough, it will be true.
At it again, I see.

Shaddup, ya mindless plagiarist

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