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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#959468 Aug 4, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
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When did Bush ever warn congress of anything?
He was pro Fannie all the way. The Ownership Society.
Once again, you prove that you're a partisan moron.
June: As foreclosure rates continued to rise in the first quarter, the President once again asks Congress to take the necessary measures to address this challenge, saying "we need to pass legislation to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac." (President George W. Bush, Remarks At Swearing In Ceremony For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 6/6/08)

July: Congress heeds the President's call for action and passes reform legislation for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as it becomes clear that the institutions are failing.

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September: DEMOCRATS in Congress forget their previous objections to GSE reforms,

as Senator Dodd questions "why weren't we doing more, why did we wait almost a year before there were any significant steps taken to try to deal with this problem?… I have a lot of questions about where was the administration over the last eight years." (Dawn Kopecki, "Fannie Mae, Freddie 'House Of Cards' Prompts Takeover," Bloomberg, 9/9/08)

Democrats sure made themselves look like a bunch of idiots with the last statement--didn't they?
Black Wino

Palm Desert, CA

#959469 Aug 4, 2013
Kneegrow Pig wrote:
OBAMA AND EMANUEL: MEMBERS OF SAME GAY BATH HOUSE IN CHICAGO
President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city.
The bath house, Man’s Country, caters to older white men and it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses.” WMR was told by sources who are familiar with the bath house that it provides one-year “lifetime” memberships to paying customers and that the club’s computerized files and pre-computer paper files, include membership information for both Obama and Emanuel. The data is as anonymized as possible for confidentiality purposes. However, sources close to “Man’s Country” believe the U.S. Secret Service has purged the computer and filing cabinet files of the membership data on Obama and Emanuel.
Members of Man’s Country are also issued club identification cards. WMR learned that Obama and Emanuel possessed the ID cards, which were required for entry.
Obama began frequenting Man’s Country in the mid-1990s, during the time he transitioned from a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School to his election as an Illinois State Senator in 1996. Emanuel, reportedly joined Man’s Country after he left the Clinton White Hosue and moved back to Chicago in 1998, joining the investment firm of Wasserstein Perella and maintaining his membership during his 2002 campaign for the U.S. 5th District House seat vacated by Rod Blagojevich, who was elected governor.
Man’s Country appears to be a “one stop shopping” center for gay men. The club’s website advertises steam rooms,“fantasy rooms,” bed rooms, male strippers, adult movies, and lockers.
However, Man’s Country was not the only location for Obama’s predatory gay sex activities. The Chicago gay community is aware that Obama often made contacts with younger men at his famous “pick-up basketball” games. It was at these “pick up” matches where Obama first met Emanuel and a young Democratic campaign worker and senior bank vice president named Alexi Giannoulias. Currently running for Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Roland Burris, Giannoulias successfully ran for Illinois Treasurer in 2006 after being drafted for the run by Chicago’s Democratic machine.
Hmmmmm...? dat could be where Barack be learning how to be " Led and Pushed " from da behinds...
LCN Llin

United States

#959470 Aug 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Wow...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/max-...
http://washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-archi...
http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-reinforce...
...It's worse than I even imagined. You're liberal programming, I mean.
Washington Examiner ;-)

Much seems postponed to after the 2014 election, sadly
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#959471 Aug 4, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>why did O'bama sue the banks in Chicago under CRA, if--well you know...there was no grounds to do so?:)
Case Name
Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Docket / Court 94 C 4094 ( N.D. Ill.) FH-IL-0011
State/Territory Illinois
You mean...... you don't know son?
LCN Llin

United States

#959472 Aug 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You mean...... you don't know son?
Obamacare seems to scare them? Replay of opposition to Social Security?
Rubio might make a good President if the GOP was not so anti Latino.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#959473 Aug 4, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Washington Examiner ;-)
Much seems postponed to after the 2014 election, sadly
How many times have you been out of the loop old man and called others liars drooling in your soup and had to be proven wrong Patrick and brought up to snuff by Carol to get your diaper changed??

How many times you idiot?? We've lost count...

It's the culture...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#959474 Aug 4, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare seems to scare them? Replay of opposition to Social Security?
Rubio might make a good President if the GOP was not so anti Latino.
The sad and dangerous part is, there are thousands of "Cheese Thieves"" like you pimping, selling out the black man across urban America at this moment for Money, Power and Votes, you a race pimp peddler and predator Patrick profiteering in racism and hate...

It's the culture...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#959475 Aug 4, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare seems to scare them? Replay of opposition to Social Security?
Rubio might make a good President if the GOP was not so anti Latino.
They only thing they push to latinos is that he's a latino.

And it appears he doesn't appreciate that stigma!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#959476 Aug 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>How many times have you been out of the loop old man and called others liars drooling in your soup and had to be proven wrong Patrick and brought up to snuff by Carol to get your diaper changed??
How many times you idiot?? We've lost count...
It's the culture...
It's a good think you keep to personal attacks son.

Real life clearly doesn't appeal to you! And you run from it as fast as you can!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#959477 Aug 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It's a good think you keep to personal attacks son.
Real life clearly doesn't appeal to you! And you run from it as fast as you can!
Don't assume my posts are about you Gilligan. But if you're affected then that must mean you're guilty of something you idiot.

It's the culture...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#959478 Aug 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Don't assume my posts are about you Gilligan. But if you're affected then that must mean you're guilty of something you idiot.
It's the culture...
I don't assume son. you only offer your personal assessment of people.

you can't stand reality and you run from it.

thanks for making the point again!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#959479 Aug 4, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Chris Matthews Says 'Unemployment Was Well Past 10%' When Obama Took Office - It Was Only 7.8% This is an indisputable fact. There's no grey area here. Unemployment was at 7.8 percent in January 2009. It didn't get to 10% until O'bama had been in office for 10 months.
"There is so much bad in this report that it is hard to find any silver lining," said Morgan Keegan analyst Kevin Giddis.

Economists surveyed by Briefing.com had forecast a loss of 200,000 jobs in the month. October's monthly job loss total was less than September's revised loss of 284,000. Payroll cuts in August were revised up to 127,000, which means more than half of this year's job losses have occurred in the last three months.

September had the largest monthly job loss total since November 2001, the last month of the previous recession and just two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

With 1,179,000 cuts, the economy has lost more than a million jobs in a year for the first time since 2001 - the last time the economy was in a recession. With most economic indicators signaling even more difficult times ahead, job losses will likely deepen and continue through at least the first half of 2009."
http://money.cnn.com/2008/11/07/news/economy/...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#959480 Aug 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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May I interject that it is you - not the other poster - who is confused?
Major General William T. Sherman, a Republican, promised slaves forty acres and a mule. It was President Andrew Johnson, a Democrat and Lincoln's former Vice-President, who revoked Sherman's orders. It was vetoed two times by President Johnson. By 1865, around 10,000 freed slaves settled on 400,000 acres in Georgia and South Carolina. Soon after President Johnson reversed the order, that land was returned to white slave owners.
You really need to do a little research before posting.
You don't need to go that far back in history , Republican Ronald Reagan ran on reversing desegregation, affirmative action to correct over a 100 years of racial discrimination of Black Americans that favored White Americans in getting jobs, going to college, and even being elected to public office , and Kennedy/Johnson Civil Rights legislation ' and won.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#959481 Aug 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It's still your claim versus the facts.
And in this case, your opinion doesn't stand up to it no matter how many times you repeat it and refuse to accept reality.
It's clear your politics won't allow you to see the truth.
http://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications_pa...
"...Assessing banks in context
The CRA directs federal banking regulatory agencies, including the Federal Reserve, to use their supervisory authority to encourage banking institutions to help meet the credit needs of all segments of their local communities. These communities, referred to hereafter as CRA assessment areas, are defined as the areas where banking institutions have a physical branch office presence and take deposits, including low- and moderate-income areas. The banking agencies periodically assess the performance of banking institutions in serving their local communities, including their patterns of lending to lower-income households and neighborhoods, and take the assessments into consideration when reviewing the institutions' applications for mergers, acquisitions, and branches.
The CRA emphasizes that banking institutions fulfill their CRA obligations within the framework of safe and sound operation. CRA performance evaluations have become more quantitative since 1995, when regulatory changes were enacted that stress actual performance rather than documented efforts to serve a community's credit needs. However, the CRA does not stipulate minimum targets or even goals for the volume of loans, services, or investments banking institutions must provide. While it is fair to say that the primary focus of CRA evaluations is the number and dollar amount of loans to lower-income borrowers or areas, the agencies instruct examiners to judge banks' performance in light of 1) each institution's capacity to extend credit to lower-income groups and 2) the local economic and market conditions that might affect the income and geographic distribution of lending...."
Its you as the Pseudo Liberal and not me that keeps making a claim versus the facts which I have been posting the facts and links and you want to keep spinning them to defend Pseudo Liberalism's economical failure.
LCN Lloon

New York, NY

#959482 Aug 4, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare seems to scare them? Replay of opposition to Social Security?
Rubio might make a good President if the GOP was not so anti Latino.
What opposition to SS retard? Do you mean less of an increase to keep it solvent? Is that your Give me Free Stuff confusion, scumbag?
LCN Lloon

New York, NY

#959483 Aug 4, 2013
Here is the Democrat Party:



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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#959484 Aug 4, 2013
Chris Wallace Rips Eric Cantor as Fox News Drops a Reality Bomb on House Republicans

Chris Wallace tore through Eric Cantor with some tough realistic question on Fox News Sunday, and proved that Fox News is frighteningly more in touch with reality than House Republicans.

Chris Wallace first asked Cantor,“Is what you have been doing the best way to spend Congress’s time when you are about to go on recess for five full weeks?” Cantor tried to defend the votes with standard House Republican talking points, government doesn’t create jobs, blah, blah, blah. Wallace then dropped a reality bomb on Majority Leader Cantor,“But Congressman, rightly or wrongly, none of these bills that you passed is going to become law. Your own members say they’re not going to pass the Senate. The president won’t sign them. Let’s talk reality. You haven’t passed a Farm Bill. You’ve only passed 4 of the 12 appropriations bills you’re supposed to pass. We face a government shutdown and debt limit in the fall. Again, is the best way to spend your time passing bills that aren’t going to become law? An added question, with so much unfinished business why not stick around instead of taking a five week vacation. Rep. Cantor blamed Obama for being out giving campaign speeches, and not cooperating with the House.

Wallace kept after Cantor,“You could tend to your own knitting. You could pass a Farm Bill. You could take. You have the power of the purse. Only 4 of the 12 appropriations bills have you even passed. Why not do what the House is supposed to do?” Cantor claimed they passed a Farm Bill, and tried to turn their complete failure to pass a comprehensive Farm Bill into Republican reform. Cantor blamed the Senate for lack of passage of appropriations bills, and said the House has passed more than the Senate.

When Fox News is more in touch with reality than the Republican Majority Leader in the House, there’s a big problem.

This a network that is still hyping the debunked IRS and Benghazi scandals, but yet, they are telling House Republicans to wake up and get real.

Wallace’s aggressiveness spoke to how unpopular House Republicans are within their own party. Everyone is tired of their decision to waste their time on stunts like votes to repeal Obamacare, and meaningless week long votes on “government waste.” Republicans know that they need to at least give the impression that the House is doing some serious work, but Boehner, Cantor, and developmentally tea disabled House crew refuse to listen.

Rep. Cantor dodged the vacation question, because he is the one who designed the schedule. The 126 day 2013 House work schedule was his idea. Of course, he is not going to take responsibility for only leaving 9 legislative days out of two months to avoid a government shutdown. House Republican want that confrontation. Even though the manufactured crisis strategy hasn’t worked for two years, they are going to go back to that well again.

Fox News always had the broader best interests of the Republican Party at heart. Even they see that the behavior of the House Republican majority is hurting their party. Eric Cantor lost his cool for a bit during the interview, because he isn’t used to being pushed. He is especially not used to being pushed by Fox News.

Wallace ripped into all of Cantor’s weak spots, and the Majority Leader did himself no favors by retreating back to old talking points.

Consider this interview a Fox News style intervention. House Republicans have a problem, and not even their loving family members at Fox can convince them that they need help.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/04/chris-...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#959485 Aug 4, 2013
The Federal Reserve Board has found no connection between CRA and the subprime mortgage problems. In fact, the Board's analysis (102 KB PDF) found that nearly 60 percent of higher-priced loans went to middle- or higher-income borrowers or neighborhoods, which are not the focus of CRA activity. Additionally, about 20 percent of the higher-priced loans that were extended in low- or moderate-income areas, or to low- or moderate-income borrowers, were loans originated by lenders not covered by the CRA. Our analysis found that only six percent of all higher-priced loans were made by CRA-covered lenders to borrowers and neighborhoods targeted by the CRA. Further, our review of loan performance found that rates of serious mortgage delinquency are high in all neighborhood groups, not just in lower-income areas.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/banking_12...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#959486 Aug 4, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Its you as the Pseudo Liberal and not me that keeps making a claim versus the facts which I have been posting the facts and links and you want to keep spinning them to defend Pseudo Liberalism's economical failure.
That's your consistent claim.

As I pointed out, many of your so called 'facts' didn't exist (wikipedia) or were right wing writers with a clear agenda (AEI.)

You refuse to address the FRB and their position as I've shown other than to make more claims. So the only one spinning is you.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#959487 Aug 4, 2013
In looking for causes of the subprime mortgage crisis, some people have contended that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) pushed banking institutions to make high-risk mortgage loans in lower-income communities and that such lending led to the crisis. In a November 2008 study, Federal Reserve economists Glenn Canner and Neil Bhutta analyzed mortgage-related data to assess such arguments and found no empirical evidence to support the claim that the CRA was a major contributor to the subprime crisis.

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/publications/a...

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