Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1347792 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: Dec 12

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#960364 Aug 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>he was so nuts that he was right. The sucking sound of NAFTA remember? he was so vehemently against NAFTA. Cumulative job loss, amounting to almost 29 million jobs by the end of 2010. Yeah, he was nutz alright. Clinton got nutz too, after he left office, and said NAFTA was a bad deal.
I love how all you "less government" right-wingers want the government to control all trade and markets.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#960365 Aug 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Higher wages and benefits for CEOs play a greater role in keeping the average wage earners income depressed.
Shareholder expectations play a bigger role. Before you bust a nut, remember you l.l.w. are praising the stock market.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#960366 Aug 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>he was so nuts that he was right. The sucking sound of NAFTA remember? he was so vehemently against NAFTA. Cumulative job loss, amounting to almost 29 million jobs by the end of 2010. Yeah, he was nutz alright. Clinton got nutz too, after he left office, and said NAFTA was a bad deal.
Sorry, my first reply was inadequate. Economies evolve, those currently engaged in our evolving economy are doing quite well. In fact, we're experiencing an entrepreneurial boom fueled by the internet and recent tech advances. We're also experiencing a boom in other segments like energy and entertainment. There are going to be casualties whenever there are fundamental shifts in an economy. If you spent your life making widgets on an assembly line and now those widgets are being made in Mexico then you are a casualty. Trying to throttle the evolution of the economy to avoid those casualties is counterproductive. Either you're on the bus or your not.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#960367 Aug 6, 2013
When was the last time you heard stocks rising due to increased wages company wide?

When was the last time you heard stocks rising due to increased profits?
LCN Llin

United States

#960368 Aug 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Can you do math?'Bush 43 created 4.899 trillion dollars of national debt in 8 years! Obama created 4.939 trillion in national debt in less than 4 years!' President Obama gets credit for only raising the national debt 0.040 in 4 years over what George W Bush did in raising the debt over 8 years from a Clinton surplus to more than $4 trillion dollars .
Facts are tough for republicans

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#960369 Aug 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Can you do math?'Bush 43 created 4.899 trillion dollars of national debt in 8 years! Obama created 4.939 trillion in national debt in less than 4 years!' President Obama gets credit for only raising the national debt 0.040 in 4 years over what George W Bush did in raising the debt over 8 years from a Clinton surplus to more than $4 trillion dollars .
Wow! Somehow this idiot can turn a computer on every day. Incredible.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960370 Aug 6, 2013
WHEN A BLACK AMERICAN MAN HERMAN CAINE TRIED TO EXCERCISE his right to run for PUBLIC OFFICE JUST LIKE OBAMA RACISTS BLACKS AND BIGOTTED WHITE DEMOCRATS CALLED HIM RACIAL SLURS when STACY DASH AND NIKKIE MINAJ TRIED TO EXCERCISE THEIR HARD FOUGHT FREEDOM TO VOTE THEY WERE TERRORISED BY BLACK BIGOTTED DEMOCRATS shouldnt BLACKS BE ALLOWED TO RUN OR VOTE FOR WHICH EVER PARTY THEY CHOOSE what they did to Caine, DASH AND MINAJ show what happens when you allow BIGOTS INTO YOUR HOME they took VOTER RIGHTS FROM BLACKS BECAUSE VOTING FOR ONE PARTY IS NOT FREE CHOICE

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#960371 Aug 6, 2013
We need to ban Congress from ever going on vacation again unless they do something first besides passing meaningless repeal Obamacare and shut down the I.R.S. bills that never are going to become law if the U S Senate has a say on it. http://billmoyers.com/2013/08/06/congress-mis...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960372 Aug 6, 2013
ANOTHER PROUD MOMENT IN POST PROGRESS OF BLACKS You are here: Home / Lawsuits / Tawana Brawley Begins Paying for Her Lies
Tawana Brawley Begins Paying for Her Lies
Last week, ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones received the first payments from Brawley since 1998, when a court granted him $431,000 in damages in a defamation lawsuit.“It’s a long time coming,” said Pagones, 52, after receiving 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 from Brawley.

Brawley, now 41, works as a nurse in Virginia where a court garnished six of Brawley’s paychecks to begin paying the judgment to Pagones. Pagones, 52, told The Post he is more interested in hearing a confession from Brawley.

Now a single mother of a daughter, Brawley has never admitted she lied or apologized for her actions.

“Every week, she’ll think of me,” Pagones told The Post.“And every week, she can think about how she has a way out — she can simply tell the truth.”

THIS CASE MADE SHARPTON WHAT DID IT DO FOR TAWANA IS HE HELPING HER PAY THIS BACK THEY SHARPTON AND THE REST RUINED THIS YOUNG WOMANS LIFE SHE WAS USED AND REFUSED WHAT A SHAME ANOTHER PROUD MOMENT IN RACISM
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960373 Aug 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Lois Lane 59 gets things pretty confused --Government spending had little or nothing to do with causing the 2007-08 financial meltdown and mortgage market collapse--it was the financial chicanery and reckless practices of big banks and mortgage lenders that led to the crisis . Further, I haven't seen any posts by 'Yeah' that claims that it was only Republicans who were to blame for Government not following its regulatory responsibilities of the private financial market system.
Of course it was caused by the financials that got a big injection from the passage of GLB.

But the cons who want to play politics don't see that. And they don't understand what's going on. They don't even dwell on the fact that banking capital ratios were changed simply with a handshake (and I'm willing to bet they have no idea what it means, let alone how it affects a banks solvency.)

And they're so lost, they can't explain how AIG is involved.

For people who claim to know, they really don't!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#960374 Aug 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"Last week, the state of California claimed that its version of Obamacare’s health insurance exchange would actually reduce premiums.“These rates are way below the worst-case gloom-and-doom scenarios we have heard,” boasted Peter Lee, executive director of the California exchange. But the data that Lee released tells a different story: Obamacare, in fact, will increase individual-market premiums in California by as much as 146 percent.One of the most serious flaws with Obamacare is that its blizzard of regulations and mandates drives up the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their own."
"The RNC lists several numbers about premium increases, but doesn’t tell the full story behind the figures. RNC: 56%: Expected Premium Increase For A Healthy Male Ages 21-29 On The Individual Market Under ObamaCare. This was an average estimate by the consulting firm Milliman. The RNC points to a CNN Money article, which also quotes the author of the Milliman report saying:“The average isn’t very relevant to any particular person.” The May 2013 article concludes:“At this point, everyone — including the insurers — is just guessing at what premiums should be.” It may be frustrating to those who buy their insurance on the individual market — currently that’s 15 million Americans (or 6 percent of those under age 65)— but it’s difficult to estimate how exactly their premiums will change. There will be winners and losers, and even Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has acknowledged that.“Women are going to see some lower costs, some men are going to see some higher costs,” Sebelius said in March.“It’s sort of a one to one shift … some of the older customers may see a slight decline, and some of the younger ones are going to see a slight increase.” The author of the Milliman report estimated a big average increase for young men, but said women’s premiums on average would increase slightly. And older men (ages 60-64) would see a decrease. But, as we’ve said before, it’s tough to make a blanket estimate in the individual market, where premiums and benefits per plan vary widely. Whether an individual’s premium goes up or down, and by how much, depends on what kind of plan they’re purchasing now (bare bones or with benefits similar to what will be minimum requirements under the law), health status, age, and existing state regulations on insurance companies. And then there are federal subsidies, which are available to those earning up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. The CBO estimates that 25 million Americans will get coverage through the state-based exchanges in 2023, with about 80 percent of them receiving federal subsidies."
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/Ob...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960375 Aug 6, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Dong, you must have a specially-constructed minivan to haul you and your cooking gear around. First stop; MY PLACE......
I sent the humane society truck to your place.

You're lucky. Today, they not only have dog poop, but cat and parakeet too!

You're soooooo lucky!
Anthony W

New York, NY

#960377 Aug 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Tea Party movement: deluded and inspired by billionaires
By funding numerous rightwing organisations, the mega-rich Koch brothers have duped millions into supporting big business
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifa...
you were saying?
Gee Son, you were saying? Well, nothing to dispute what I posted. And, whose businesses did Occupiers support, or did they refuse to use IPADs while desecrating the parks? If I recall, they were busy stealing them from each other.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960378 Aug 6, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you still sniffing glue?
i didn't get that....

.... can you take the paint can off your head first?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960379 Aug 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You idiots keep making that same unsupported claim of the housing / financial crisis as being a political issue...
... when it was a capitalistic on.
Supported claims have been coming out of the woodwork for the past five years. You ignore all of them.

Maybe this will convince you?

“I think that the responsibility that the Democrats had may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress, or by me when I was President, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”– Former President Bill Clinton (D-AR), September 25, 2008

“Like a lot of my Democratic colleagues I was too slow to appreciate the recklessness of Fannie and Freddie. I defended their efforts to encourage affordable homeownership when in retrospect I should have heeded the concerns raised by their regulator in 2004. Frankly, I wish my Democratic colleagues would admit when it comes to Fannie and Freddie, we were wrong.”– Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL), September 30, 2008
Anthony W

New York, NY

#960380 Aug 6, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Facts are tough for republicans
Why can't those silly Republicans just do what Obama does and call the any facts presented phony scandals?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960381 Aug 6, 2013
RUBBER STAMPERS The “Obscene 14” House NSA Neg***s
If only half of the “Obscene 14” Black members of Congress had voted against NSA telephone spying,“the Bush-Obama surveillance regime would have been dealt its first serious setback in more than a decade of fascism-in-the-making.” Their treachery is deadly.“African Americans, more than any other U.S. constituency, have an existential interest in ending the Surveillance State.”
They are more than useless; they have chosen the side of the enemy.”
Last week, 14 Black members of the U.S. House indelibly marked themselves as tools of the Surveillance State, wholly unfit to represent any African American constituency. The “Obscene 14” aligned with Democratic and Republican leadership to narrowly defeat (217-205) a bill that would have defunded the National Security Agency’s program to spy on the telephones of every American household. Had only half of these U.S. House Negroes acted in accordance with the overwhelming sentiments of their constituents – and with the historical Black Consensus on peace and social justice – the Bush-Obama surveillance regime would have been dealt its first serious setback in more than a decade of fascism-in-the-making. All 14 should be excised, like a malignancy, from the African American polity.
The Black people of Texas are especially ill-served. All four Black congressional representatives – Al Green, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and newcomer Marc Veasey – voted with the NSA spies and their current boss in the White House, as did three of the four Georgia Black lawmakers: Sanford Bishop, Hank Johnson, and David Scott. Two of Florida’s three Black congresspersons pledged allegiance to universal surveillance: Corrine Brown and Frederica Wilson.
Full List of the Obscene 14:
Terri Sewell (AL)
Corrine Brown (FL)
Frederica Wilson (FL)
Sanford Bishop (GA)
Hank Johnson (GA)
David Scott (GA)
Robin Kelly (IL)
Donald Payne Jr.(NJ)
Gregory Meeks (NY)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
Al Green (TX)
Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
Marc Veasey (TX)
Five of the shameless lawmakers openly advertise themselves as “progressives.” Florida’s Frederica Wilson and Corrine Brown, Texas’ Eddie Bernice Johnson and Sheila Jackson-Lee, and Georgia’s Hank Johnson, are members of the Progressive Congressional Caucus, where Jackson-Lee serves as a vice chair. But then, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who bullied a minority of her party into line with the president and House Republican leadership, was once upon a time a co-chair of the PCC.(Steven Horsford, the Nevada Black Congressman, is also a PCC member. He failed to vote on the NSA bill.)

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960382 Aug 6, 2013
President Barack Obama’s former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, Christina Romer, did a study in 2007 which found that for every $1 in tax cuts, there is a corresponding rise in GDP of $3. Virtually all economists agree that tax cuts have some positive effect on growth.

(So the "Bush tax cuts" argument is out.)

Even with tax cuts and wars together with the economic downturn following 9/11, the deficit spending was relatively modest and certainly manageable.

The collapse was largely set in motion by the insolvency of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. Neither of these investment banks had insured deposits.

In 2003, the Bush administration did, in fact, propose a new agency to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It was opposed by House Democrats.

In 2005, the Senate Banking Committee, under Republican control, proposed a bill to regulate Fannie and Freddie. All Republicans on the Committee supported the bill. All Democrats voted against it.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/1646/bush-p...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#960383 Aug 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Shareholder expectations play a bigger role. Before you bust a nut, remember you l.l.w. are praising the stock market.
Raising the minimum wage and full employment policies have never been detrimental to economic growth and development , but did enhance the benefits to all members participating in the economy and society.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960384 Aug 6, 2013
The Cardinal Sin

In making common cause with the Surveillance State, the Obscene 14 have thrown in their lot with same forces that have, for the past two generations, placed Black America under hyper-surveillance – the foundation of both mass Black incarceration and the social environment that allows the stalking and murder of hundreds of innocent Black people every year in the United States. African Americans, more than any other U.S. constituency, have an existential interest in ending the Surveillance State. In that struggle, the Obscene 14 and their ilk are more than useless; they have chosen the side of the enemy, and will inevitably commit more treachery.

“All 14 should be excised, like a malignancy, from the African American polity.”

Back in October of 2002, only four members of the Black Caucus voted for George Bush’s War Powers Act, Congress’ consent to the invasion of Iraq. Of the four, only Georgia’s Sanford Bishop – who voted, predictably, for continued NSA bulk telephonic spying – remains in the House; William Jefferson (LA), Harold Ford Jr.(TN) and Albert Wynn (MD) are, thankfully, gone. Yet, 2002’s “Four Eunuchs of War” have been replaced and reinforced in infamy by today’s Obscene 14 – a full third of the CBC. In the intervening decade, the historical Black Consensus on peace and social justice has been assaulted as never before by the massive entrance of corporate money into Black politics, and the ascent of a corporatist Black militarist to the White House – which are, in reality, two aspects of the same phenomenon. The Obscene 14 have chosen their side in the U.S. War Against All. The last place such persons belong is in leadership positions among the people who suffer most from racial and political surveillance.

BLACK RACISM VOTED FOR THIS BECAUSE OBAMA IS "BLACK"

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