Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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: Jul 11

Location hidden

#983484 Sep 16, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climat...

The Murdoch papers & media outlets are running in unison around the globe with the same story about a supposed leak from the IPCC report. All jumping on this claim that an adjustment is made in the report on the predicted increase in temps on the down side. Of course the Murdoch papers, in the US, England and Australia are saying the same message. Cherry picking this one line as a reason to dismiss the whole report. However the NYT is telling a different story.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/science/ear...
Benny Shields

Petersburg, VA

#983485 Sep 16, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
<quoted text>
over 5 years later and the nation is still here better than before.
The reason why is because that Black Joker is printing money as fast as he can and the reason why is because the oil standard is in dollars, now, for instance it was changed to the ruble, we would be worse off than Mexico, let me remind you, they are going back of their own accord, get the picture?
Truman

Boise, ID

#983486 Sep 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt will henceforth refer to Obama as a Putin butt-girl instead of a Putin butt-boy.
We will henceforth refer to Galt as a Right Bent Ayn Rand cipher with a fetid Obama obsession.
Fortunatly inspite of all the Tea bag histrionics over every move the President makes we an rest assured that they wont come anywhere near the reins of power again in our lifetimes.
Between the Repubs being absolute anathama to every growing voter demographic that matters and the Tea Party back stabbing every GOP candidate who might possibly have a shot at winning an election they arent going to do anything but decompensate further and further into incoherancy and incontinants and irrelevance.
Their last refuge is regurgitating nonsense from Fox and the Rightwing Nutosphere on Topix.
Thats about it.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#983487 Sep 16, 2013
"Raising McCain" will be airing on Pivot TV featuring 28 year old Meghan McCain in a series about life as a millennial.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#983488 Sep 16, 2013
TSM wrote:
I’m not surprise by the rocky start between Kerry/Lavrov, can anyone explain Obama’s foreign Policy?
Putin can. That's why Putin bitchslaps Obama around the room every time they meet. I think Putin got bored with simple bitchslapping Obama, and knocked him to the canvas on the Syrian fiasco.

There was a lot more in Putin's op-ed than would be understood by most Americans. The indoctrination process for Marxist communism is administered in levels. One must complete one level before being allowed to progress to the next level. Each level indoctrinates the subjects with rules and phrases not given in the previous level, as well as instructions on how to indoctrinate subordinate levels.
Putin's op-ed piece used these exact phrases. He was speaking directly to Vallerie Jarrett, using the exact phrases she was indoctrinated with. What he was saying is, he is more advanced than she, and she would be a student of his, and not his equal.
This should have become obvious to her, considering how he's outmaneuvered her at every turn. He knows exactly how she thinks, and can predict her every move.
Benny Shields

Petersburg, VA

#983489 Sep 16, 2013
Truman wrote:
<quoted text>We will henceforth refer to Galt as a Right Bent Ayn Rand cipher with a fetid Obama obsession.
Fortunatly inspite of all the Tea bag histrionics over every move the President makes we an rest assured that they wont come anywhere near the reins of power again in our lifetimes.
Between the Repubs being absolute anathama to every growing voter demographic that matters and the Tea Party back stabbing every GOP candidate who might possibly have a shot at winning an election they arent going to do anything but decompensate further and further into incoherancy and incontinants and irrelevance.
Their last refuge is regurgitating nonsense from Fox and the Rightwing Nutosphere on Topix.
Thats about it.
Why don't you just lick his pud
American Indian

Winterville, NC

#983491 Sep 16, 2013
During American expansion into the western frontier, one primary effort to destroy the Indian way of life was the attempts of the U.S. government to make farmers and cattle ranchers of the Indians. In addition, one of the most substantial methods was the premeditated destructions of flora and fauna which the American Indians used for food and a variety of other purposes. We now also know that the Indians were intentionally exposed to smallpox by Europeans. The discovery of gold in California, early in 1848, prompted American migration and expansion into the west. The greed of Americans for money and land was rejuvenated with the Homestead Act of 1862. In California and Texas there was blatant genocide of Indians by non-Indians during certain historic periods. In California, the decrease from about a quarter of a million to less than 20,000 is primarily due to the cruelties and wholesale massacres perpetrated by the miners and early settlers. Indian education began with forts erected by Jesuits, in which indigenous youths were incarcerated, indoctrinated with non-indigenous Christian values, and forced into manual labor. These children were forcibly removed from their parents by soldiers and many times never saw their families until later in their adulthood. This was after their value systems and knowledge had been supplanted with colonial thinking. One of the foundations of the U.S. imperialist strategy was to replace traditional leadership of the various indigenous nations with indoctrinated "graduates" of white "schools," in order to expedite compliance with U.S. goals and expansion.

Probably one of the most ruinous acts to the Indians was the disappearance of the buffalo. For the Indians who lived on the Plains, life depended on the buffalo. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, there were an estimated forty million buffalo, but between 1830 and 1888 there was a rapid, systematic extermination culminating in the sudden slaughter of the only two remaining Plain herds. By around 1895, the formerly vast buffalo populations were practically extinct. The slaughter occurred because of the economic value of buffalo hides to Americans and because the animals were in the way of the rapidly westward expanding population. The end result was widescale starvation and the social and cultural disintegration of many Plains tribes.

Genocide entered international law for the first time in 1948; the international community took notice when Europeans (Jews, Poles, and other victims of Nazi Germany) faced cultural extinction. The "Holocaust" of World War II came to be the model of genocide. We, as the human race, must realize, however, that other genocides have occurred. Genocide against many particular groups is still widely happening today. The discrimination of the Native American population is only one example of this ruthless destruction.

Credits: Sharon Johnston, The Genocide of Native Americans: A Sociological View, 1996.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#983492 Sep 16, 2013
The Texas based Scooter Store which for years has effed over the elderly and MediCare is closing after federal scrutiny.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#983493 Sep 16, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
<quoted text>
over 5 years later and the nation is still here better than before.
Earth the liberal! Hey Da-Dorkman, besides making a clueless, incorrect statement, you also can't tell time very well, can you, idiot? It has "not" been 5 years yet, idiot!

Typical clueless Obama voting Democ-RAT.

ROTFLMAO!!!!!
American Indian

Winterville, NC

#983494 Sep 16, 2013
Sand Creek Massacre

In the spring of 1864, while the Civil War raged in the east, Chivington launched a campaign of violence against the Cheyenne and their allies, his troops attacking any and all Indians and razing their villages. The Cheyennes, joined by neighboring Arapahos, Sioux, Comanches, and Kiowas in both Colorado and Kansas, went on the defensive warpath.
Evans and Chivington reinforced their militia, raising the Third Colorado Calvary of short-term volunteers who referred to themselves as "Hundred Dazers". After a summer of scattered small raids and clashes, white and Indian representatives met at Camp Weld outside of Denver on September 28. No treaties were signed, but the Indians believed that by reporting and camping near army posts, they would be declaring peace and accepting sanctuary.
Black Kettle was a peace-seeking chief of a band of some 600 Southern Cheyennes and Arapahos that followed the buffalo along the Arkansas River of Colorado and Kansas. They reported to Fort Lyon and then camped on Sand Creek about 40 miles north.
Shortly afterward, Chivington led a force of about 700 men into Fort Lyon, and gave the garrison notice of his plans for an attack on the Indian encampment. Although he was informed that Black Kettle has already surrendered, Chivington pressed on with what he considered the perfect opportunity to further the cause for Indian extinction. On the morning of November 29, he led his troops, many of them drinking heavily, to Sand Creek and positioned them, along with their four howitzers, around the Indian village.
Black Kettle ever trusting raised both an American and a white flag of peace over his tepee. In response, Chivington raised his arm for the attack. Chivington wanted a victory, not prisoners, and so men, women and children were hunted down and shot.
With cannons and rifles pounding them, the Indians scattered in panic. Then the crazed soldiers charged and killed anything that moved. A few warriors managed to fight back to allow some of the tribe to escape across the stream, including Black Kettle.
The colonel was as thourough as he was heartless. An interpreter living in the village testified, "THEY WERE SCALPED, THEIR BRAINS KNOCKED OUT; THE MEN USED THEIR KNIVES, RIPPED OPEN WOMEN, CLUBBED LITTLE CHILDREN, KNOCKED THEM IN THE HEAD WITH THEIR RIFLE BUTTS, BEAT THEIR BRAINS OUT, MUTILATED THEIR BODIES IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD." By the end of the one-sided battle as many as 200 Indians, more than half women and children, had been killed and mutilated.
While the Sand Creek Massacre outraged easterners, it seemed to please many people in Colorado Territory. Chivington later appeared on a Denver stage where he regaled delighted audiences with his war stories and displayed 100 Indian scalps, including the pubic hairs of women.
Chivington was later denounced in a congressional investigation and forced to resign. When asked at the military inquiry why children had been killed, one of the soldiers quoted Chivington as saying, "NITS MAKE LICE." Yet the after-the-fact reprimand of the colonel meant nothing to the Indians.
As word of the massacre spread among them via refugees, Indians of the southern and northern plains stiffened in their resolve to resist white encroachment. An avenging wildfire swept the land and peace returned only after a quarter of a century.
Annie

New York, NY

#983495 Sep 16, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
<quoted text>
over 5 years later and the nation is still here better than before.
Still here and diminished as a world power, with an economy yet to recover because of his ineptness and millions having giving up on getting a real job. Name one accomplishment that Obama Empty Suit has achieved. Even the unions and his own party recognize the looming disaster of ObamaCare, while Hollywierd is silent over his politically motivated wanna-be warrior international flip flops.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#983496 Sep 16, 2013
Non-headlines of the previous week:

#2 AFL-CIO begs Obama to use his authority as the King of the United States and excuse them from the law.

and the top non-headline from last week:

Over a million American bikers descended upon Washington, DC, to pay tribute to the innocent victims of the 9/11(2001) Arab terrorist attack. All the news networks gave the Million Muslim March top story status promoting the demonstration for a month, and only 21 muslims showed up.
DC was shut down on 9/11 so 21 muslims could demonstrate against the United States and cheer the Arab terrorists that killed 3000 innocent Americans.
Annie

New York, NY

#983497 Sep 16, 2013
GOPs Worst Nightmare wrote:
I want you to take a good look at that face, Republicans. This is the face that you have been harassing and obstructing for over five years. The face that has taken on terrorists and dictators and pirates– global crisis and domestic tragedies– with our dignity and integrity fully intact. Now, he’s looking at you!
Don’t let the smiles fool you. This guy means what he says. I’d look away, too. Be very afraid, Republicans. I know you’re having a difficult time trying to negotiate with yourselves, which would indicate that you must first figure out how to walk before you can soar with the eagles. And, being a party to domestic terrorism in trying to crash the global economy just to prevent poor people from getting healthcare and food has its perks, after all. But this time it’s different. Before you start pressing the little red buttons on your suicide vests, stop and think about this. I know you’ve tried everything you could to steal elections, criminalize abortion, and funnel rights and public property for pennies-on-the-dollar to the “job creators.” It’s just too bad for you and the rest of the country that you’ve had your priorities and principles in order to this point, but let me tell you, as recent events have demonstrated, I think this president is through negotiating with terrorists.
I know you’re going through a tough time in your political lives, GOP. It’s a fork in the road that you’re going to have to navigate on your own, but this is not the time to get cute. You’ve lost the fight to repeal The Affordable Care Act, at least 42 times, including a national election. You’ve already given up on the Immigration reform debate, which won’t help you win the “rebranding” campaign anytime soon. You’ve lost your ability to control your drunken kin who are still making obscene and threatening gestures to the rest of the country. What are you gonna do? Disown them? Unlikely. But, after the president stared down Vladimir Putin recently, a far more formidable foe than a hundred of you, and prevailed in a negotiation of war and peace without having to look too deeply into the man’s soul to find his weakness, it seems that Iran is coming around, now, too, and it’s beginning to look like all you have left is beating your wives and kicking your dogs out of frustration.
Sure, you’re getting desperate. Desperate people resort to desperate measures. I know you think that House Speaker John Boehner saying,“it’s time for the president’s party to show the courage to work with us to solve the problem” is your idea of personal responsibility, but it’s not the president’s courage you should be worried about. And, since this strategy only seems to work out for John Boehner and the slow demise of the American middle class, our credit rating, international prestige and leverage in the world–I think it’s time to rethink your incoherent strategy of mutually-assured self-destruction.
Because this is the face of a new American president.
LOL! Yeah Obama's real tough. Actually, he's out-Cartered Jimmy and looks more like Rosalind, but with more "flexibility."
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#983498 Sep 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, began years ago.
This trend is not new and makes for a poor excuse.
Thank you for noticing this;
To everything turn, turn. A time to tear down. Five years ago Main Street was ravaged by a republican finical storm that devastated our Main Street USA. Repairs were estimated to exceed $6 Trillion for material losses. Consumer’s, their homes, families many destroyed and set asunder. Over 8 million suffered that fate on our Main Street USA. Homelessness rose to record levels. How do you price that loss to these families? Middle class investments reduced by 1/3 and elderly pensions loss 25% to 40% of their value. How do we price the loss of their security confidence in the USA? Security of employment lost over 8 million with 7 million more new arrivals, find themselves wandering down the road of Desolation.
To everything turn, turn a time to rebuild.
September 15th a celebration for the success of the Obama administration on returning the USA from total collapse into another even greater depression. Many still feel the aches and pains in clearing away the rubble from our Main Street USA. Laying the foundations for a new and more vibrant Main Street. Laborers required to arise from their slumbers on desolation road. Much remains to be done.
Hooligans that were spawned by the republican finical fiasco of five years ago, roam the Halls of Congress. Demanding, coercion, threatening to return us back to their simpler time of chaos. Sabotage any further repairs to our Main Street USA. One might ask why? Consider that they are the lackeys of the 1%. They are the ones to gain, by halting repairs to raise the cost of repairs. Higher the cost the greater in interest returns. Filling their coffers with the taxing of Main Street Laborers and their descendants.
A time to sow…. Foundations laid and replenishment of materials in route. This is not the time to cry halt, shutdown, go home. It is the time for Sowing that we may pass on for a time to Harvest. Hindrance of that goal is the vice of the corrupt and must be swept aside. Republicans prefer we tarry along the way and raise the cost of repairs. Conservative they be not… Lavishly uneconomical, inefficient, wasteful would be more accurate in definition.
1929 and 2008 has demonstrated the price Main Street has had to pay for these republicans vices. 2014 arrives a and it becomes a time to turn, turn around and vote for our Main Street USA..

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#983500 Sep 16, 2013
American Indian wrote:
Sand Creek Massacre
In the spring of 1864, while the Civil War raged in the east, Chivington launched a campaign of violence against the Cheyenne and their allies, his troops attacking any and all Indians and razing their villages. The Cheyennes, joined by neighboring Arapahos, Sioux, Comanches, and Kiowas in both Colorado and Kansas, went on the defensive warpath.
Evans and Chivington reinforced their militia, raising the Third Colorado Calvary of short-term volunteers who referred to themselves as "Hundred Dazers". After a summer of scattered small raids and clashes, white and Indian representatives met at Camp Weld outside of Denver on September 28. No treaties were signed, but the Indians believed that by reporting and camping near army posts, they would be declaring peace and accepting sanctuary.
Black Kettle was a peace-seeking chief of a band of some 600 Southern Cheyennes and Arapahos that followed the buffalo along the Arkansas River of Colorado and Kansas. They reported to Fort Lyon and then camped on Sand Creek about 40 miles north.
Shortly afterward, Chivington led a force of about 700 men into Fort Lyon, and gave the garrison notice of his plans for an attack on the Indian encampment. Although he was informed that Black Kettle has already surrendered, Chivington pressed on with what he considered the perfect opportunity to further the cause for Indian extinction. On the morning of November 29, he led his troops, many of them drinking heavily, to Sand Creek and positioned them, along with their four howitzers, around the Indian village.
..........
Chivington was later denounced in a congressional investigation and forced to resign. When asked at the military inquiry why children had been killed, one of the soldiers quoted Chivington as saying, "NITS MAKE LICE." Yet the after-the-fact reprimand of the colonel meant nothing to the Indians.
As word of the massacre spread among them via refugees, Indians of the southern and northern plains stiffened in their resolve to resist white encroachment. An avenging wildfire swept the land and peace returned only after a quarter of a century.
An itneresting perspective is from a cultural anthropological perspective.
The fact is, an industrialized culture came into contact with a stone age culture.
If the Native Americans were industrialized, and Eruopeans were stone age, there would have been a time when the Native Americans "discovered" Europe, and today there would be stories about how brutal the Native Americans were when they eliminated the stone age culture they came into contact with and conquered that continent.
Any study of Native Americans prior to European "discovery" will reveal a constant attempt of one nation attempting to eliminate another nation, and often with success.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#983501 Sep 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
This is old technology and the reporting is typical of those who are clueless. Anaerobic digestion is used for the sludge produced by aerobic treatment of the wastewater. Anaerobic digesters must be heated, and the methane produced is barely sufficient to heat the digesters, let alone power the rest of the plant. Nothing wrong with this, but hardly rocket science.
Wrong again nitwit! Natural decomposition generates quite a bit of heat all on its own. That's why farmers don't put wet hay bales in their barns. There is no need for additional heat. How do you think the methane was generated in the first place stupid?
John Galt; the Cliff Clavin of topix.
Annie

New York, NY

#983502 Sep 16, 2013
Remember that dumb cowboy George W. Bush, who alienated all our allies and dragged us into wars of choice in the Mideast?

And remember that goofball Mitt Romney, whom Joe Biden a year ago accused of wanting to go to war in Syria?

Both of them must be having a big laugh over the way things are going for Obama now. Last week while Obama was bumbling Syria diplomacy, it seemed that things couldn't possibly go further downhill. Boy, was I wrong.

Last week, it seemed our only ally was France. But now the French are having second thoughts. Obama's efforts to get support at the G20 conference came to nothing. Even the pope is undercutting him.

Meanwhile, at home, polls show Americans are against a strike, and Obama is facing double-digit defections among Democrats in the Senate. The outlook for passage in the House, meanwhile, looks so bad that a resolution to authorize war may not even make it to a vote. If it's sure to fail, why force members -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- to go on record? You can bet they don't appreciate Obama putting them in this position.

The Pentagon isn't happy, and even The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates, a reliable Obama supporter, calls his policy "dumb."

Some critics are even comparing the collapse of American influence under Obama to the end of the Soviet Union. Well, that may be an exaggeration -- but Obama promised a "fundamental transformation," after all.
American Indian

Winterville, NC

#983503 Sep 16, 2013
American Indian and Alaska Native Poverty Rate About 50 Percent in Rapid City, S.D., and About 30 Percent in Five Other Cities, Census Bureau Reports

The poverty rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Rapid City, S.D.(50.9 percent) was around three times the rate in Anchorage, Alaska (16.6 percent) and about 30 percent or greater in five other cities most populated by this group (Gallup, N.M.; Minneapolis; Rapid City, S.D.; Shiprock, N.M.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Zuni Pueblo, N.M.), according to American Community Survey data collected from 2007 to 2011 by the U.S. Census Bureau. See figure.
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Nine states had poverty rates of about 30 percent or more for American Indians and Alaska Natives (Arizona, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah).

"With the American Community Survey, we can look at the poverty rates for even the smallest race and Hispanic-origin groups," said Suzanne Macartney, an analyst in the Census Bureau's Poverty Statistics Branch.

These figures come from Poverty Rates for Selected Detailed Race and Hispanic Groups by State and Place: 2007-2011, an American Community Survey brief that presents poverty rates by race and Hispanic origin for the United States, each state and the District of Columbia. For the nation and each state, poverty rates are summarized for the major race groups. For the nation, each state and selected places, poverty rates are summarized for American Indians and Alaska Natives, detailed Asian groups with populations of 750,000 or more, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander groups with populations of 25,000 or more and Hispanic-origin groups with populations of 1 million or more.

Two race groups had poverty rates more than 10 percentage points higher than the national rate of 14.3 percent: American Indian and Alaska Native (27.0 percent) and black or African- American (25.8 percent). Rates were above the overall national average for Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (17.6 percent), while poverty rates for people identified as white (11.6 percent) or Asian (11.7 percent) were lower than the overall poverty rate. Poverty rates for whites and Asians were not statistically different from each other. The Hispanic population had a poverty rate of 23.2 percent, about nine percentage points higher than the overall U.S. rate.

Other highlights:

According to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey, 42.7 million people in the United States, or 14.3 percent, had income below the poverty level.
For the Asian population, poverty rates were higher for Vietnamese (14.7 percent) and Koreans (15.0 percent) and lower for Filipinos (5.8 percent). Poverty rates for Vietnamese and Koreans were not statistically different from each other.
For Asians, nine states had poverty rates below 10 percent (Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Virginia and South Carolina).
Among Hispanics, national poverty rates ranged from a low of 16.2 percent for Cubans to a high of 26.3 percent for Dominicans.

The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the nation. The results are used by everyone from town and city planners to retailers and homebuilders. The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers, such as education, occupation, language, ancestry and housing costs for even the smallest communities. Ever since Thomas Jefferson directed the first census in 1790, the census has collected detailed characteristics about our nation's people. Questions about jobs and the economy were added 20 years later under James Madison, who said such information would allow Congress to "adapt the public measures to the particular circumstances of the community," and over the decades allow America "an opportunity of marking the progress of the society."
Annie

New York, NY

#983504 Sep 16, 2013
At least Hollywood is still behind the president -- or, anyway, is mostly keeping quiet about its opposition because, as old-line Hollywood liberal Ed Asner reports, they "don't want to feel anti-black."

So it's come to this -- while George W. Bush was savaged for "bombing brown people," now if you're against bombing brown people you're "anti-black."

As I said, if I were George W. Bush or Romney, I'd be sorely tempted to laugh, because OBAMA'S CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST.

Obama was elected after he and his party sowed distrust of U.S. military endeavors, mocked "intelligence estimates" about "weapons of mass destruction," and suggested that anything the United States did in the region was probably somehow a scheme to benefit oil companies.

Now Obama and his administration are shocked to find that when they go on about intelligence estimates and weapons of mass destruction, people don't take them seriously.

Likewise, Obama has repeatedly shown his disdain for Congress and his willingness to act without congressional approval in all sorts of areas, from ObamaCare implementation to gun control.

So it's not surprising that members of Congress seem to be a bit ... distant now that Obama suddenly wants them to bail him out of his unfortunate "red line" remark.

But I'd bet that Bush and Romney aren't actually laughing. That's because they're both serious men who understand international politics and who care for the future of the country. They no doubt understand that, as fun as it is to watch a political opponent twist in the wind due to his own ineptitude, the price will ultimately be paid not by Obama, but by the people of America.

Our diplomacy is a joke, OUR PRESIDENT IS A LAUGHING STOCK, our enemies are emboldened (50 Shades of Jimmy Carter), and we've still got over three years of this to go. Nothing funny there at all, alas.


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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#983505 Sep 16, 2013
Poll - August 29013: Poll: 90% Believe Obama Made Race Relations Worse

http://www.usanewsfirst.com/2013/08/29/poll-9...

Gallup Daily: U.S. Economic Outlook - 54% say getting worse, only 41% say better

"Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.

A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership. "

Read more: http://thehill.com/polls/236627-hill-poll-maj...

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