Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1403879 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: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017193 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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You bear the burden of causing most of the debt problem.
Clinton left behind a balanced budget. Compare this to the 1 trillion per year deficits under Bush by the time he left.
GOP "trickle down" economics failed. It did not create a full-employment economy. It did not create a surplus of federal revenues.
It left behind mountains of debt. Only the rich benefitted.
You contradict yourself. If trickle down doesn't work, how did Clinton supposedly balance the budget?

There will never be a full employment economy because of the slackers created by entitlements. 8% is now the new normal according to democrats. It's already been proven if you taxed "the rich" at 100% the revenue would run the government less than a year.

There HAS TO BE spending cuts.

You offer no solutions, and you ignore the nearly 7 trillion in debt Obama has created in less than 5 years.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017194 Nov 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Ten minutes of research shows that Massachusetts' Romneycare is a bad idea at the state level.
The plan is for Obamacare to be a disaster at the national level, followed by the inevitable single payer.
when ObamaKKKare fails, as it will, the question is whether the Republicans will kill the turkey or cave in to nationalized medicine...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017195 Nov 2, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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What have the poor ever done for anybody? What do they create? Besides problems?
basturd children, drugs, crime, illiteracy, urban decay, and more poverty...what's not to like???...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017197 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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(Sorry it took so long to get back to you. It's been a rather eventful day. Bought a used motorcycle for hubby today.)
But you'd have to have a good reason why education funds cannot go to any school of any parent's choosing.
If we are truly "the land of the free", religious freedom is also a freedom.
Any religious private school that provided a better education but taught the tenets of that religious belief system should be provided to parents because of their freedom to choose.
Why would taxpayers deny them this freedom?
you are free to finance your own religious schools....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017198 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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What I'm saying - and, frankly, it's not that hard to understand - is parents who can afford to buy their children expensive clothing and brand name sneakers should not be participating in the free lunch program.
Especially when other students wear bargain brand clothing, old sneakers and bring a bagged lunch everyday. Their parents provide what they can without asking for free lunches.
It's the same abuse and fraud in government programs you keep denying exits. It's just gotten worse over the past few decades.
there should not be any free lunch program at all, regardless of the clothing preferences of the parents....

use the food stamp money for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, just like the middle-class kids....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017199 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...the economic engine of the US is hibernating until the Obama disaster leaves town...nothing to do with politics, just pure self-preservation...why risk your money to make money when the government wants to take it all???...
Excellent point, John Galt.

But have to say good-night...since I'm pooped.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017200 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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It's a matter of degree.
Yes, Democrats accept donations from big corporations, and return the favor.
But nothing like the GOP. Have you forgotten how MMS under GW Bush allowed oil companies to fill out their own inspection reports?
You would like us to forget that, wouldn't you?
Obama's bailout of the UAW pension fund at GM dwarfs all other government subsidies in the history of the country....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017201 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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you are free to finance your own religious schools....
Even at the risk of children receiving a poor education in the public schools?

Why do you want to pay for poor education?

(Guess I'm not saying good-night yet...)

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017202 Nov 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It's amazing how you people still throw that crap around about the housing bubble without knowing a thing!
I'll tell the folks at Bloomberg Business they don't know "a thing" and you'll be right over to straighten them out. Fool.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017203 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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there should not be any free lunch program at all, regardless of the clothing preferences of the parents....
use the food stamp money for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, just like the middle-class kids....
Can't imagine how bad it is now. I left the teaching profession in the early 1990s.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017204 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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lol
Must I have a degree in economics to know the mountain of debt we have today began with the Reagan tax cuts and accelerated under the tax cuts of Bush?
FYI, I have two courses in college economics under my belt. It's not as though I'm totally ignorant of the subject. And you are no Paul Krugman.
I recall just the mention of "trickle down" economics was enough to make my instructors' eyeballs roll.
Well, they were right, weren't they?
one need not have a degree in economics to know not to spend money one does not have...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017205 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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when ObamaKKKare fails, as it will, the question is whether the Republicans will kill the turkey or cave in to nationalized medicine...
Republicans cave to nationalized medicine?

Bite your tongue! Republicans and, hopefully, enough enlightened Democrats are our last hope.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017206 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Even at the risk of children receiving a poor education in the public schools?
Why do you want to pay for poor education?
(Guess I'm not saying good-night yet...)
contrary to popular opinion, public schools function very well in most of the country, with union-controlled urban schools being a notable exception...

contrary to your opinion, many religious schools suck, as does much of home-schooling...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017207 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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lol
Must I have a degree in economics to know the mountain of debt we have today began with the Reagan tax cuts and accelerated under the tax cuts of Bush?
The debt began before any of us were born, but the "mountains" started to grow when LBJ declared "war on poverty" with his Great Society.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017209 Nov 2, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Way out there...
For vagina's everywhere...
"Look at Betty Friedan, one of the founders of '60s feminism. She never worked a day in her life, married a very wealthy man, wrote The Feminine Mystique in his mansion, had housemaids do the housework...and also had children. Exactly how was she not a traditional woman, except for being a insane leftist?"
http://uncabob.blogspot.com/
No surprise. Look at Al Gore. He leaves carbon footprints all over the place and lives in a mansion. He got rich doing exactly the opposite of what he preached.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017210 Nov 2, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Wear a helmet or in a crash you may go directly to the morgue.:-(
God Forbid
Take care on a motorcycle!
Peace
It's not for me. Might ride on the back on the rare occasion but will definitely be wearing a helmet too.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017212 Nov 2, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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late night mumbo jumbo
One of the most clever and scathing instances of refuting I've ever seen.

Way to show no mercy, "LCNLin."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017213 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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contrary to popular opinion, public schools function very well in most of the country, with union-controlled urban schools being a notable exception...
contrary to your opinion, many religious schools suck, as does much of home-schooling...
Well, statistics would disagree with you about private schools and home schooling.

But you're right about union-controlled urban schools. The problem is union-controlled schools are nationwide.

Even if rural schools, small town schools and many small city schools aren't as doomed as inner city schools, unions have administrators under their thumbs and teachers feel like they're walking on eggshells in most all public schools - some worse than others.
Big Bubba Blackcock

Redlands, CA

#1017214 Nov 2, 2013
" if yous like yer doctor yous can keep yer doctor"

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017216 Nov 2, 2013
Guess I'll say good-night now. I really am pooped.

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