Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1782523 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1022463 Nov 12, 2013
Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

A white supremacist behind an initiative to turn a North Dakota town into a "white enclave" received some shocking news -- he's not 100 percent white.

Craig Cobb, a 62-year-old man who has aimed to start a community for white supremacists and neo-Nazis, received some news that he wasn't too happy about, although we must admit, it gave us quite a chuckle.

During an appearance on The Trisha Goddard Show, Cobb was given the results of a DNA Diagnostics test and found out he is 14 percent Sub-Saharan African, and it was all caught on camera.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/crai...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1022464 Nov 12, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Why can't O'bama govern? Why can't liberals govern? you are really worried about the Tea Party aren't you? Do you think O'bama will govern anytime soon. Most think not. Putin became the leader of the free world because of O'bama.
'most'

LOL

so when do you think the republicans in congress will get around to 'governing'? you'd have to be a real nutjob to think that doing nothing but saying no is related to real governance. so if you want to talk about MOST....

http://www.pollingreport.com/cong_rep.htm
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022465 Nov 12, 2013
Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>
I think I may be able to answer your question. 2007-2008 was the critical mass of several bad policies coming together.
Such as, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loan guarantees which had to be covered by the U.S. taxpayer to cover bad loans. During the Bush years multiple attempts by the Bush Administration to reign in practices being used were totally resisted by Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd. Barney Frank was very bombastic is claiming republican fears and warnings were only the republican party wanted to deny black people and less fortunate owning their own home. Due to the number of Democrats in Congress NO corrections were made.
The rest is history.
The housing collapse had a huge effect on causing the recession.
Total crap, it's been debunked a thousand times.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1022466 Nov 12, 2013
Jon Stewart had a field day Monday mocking both "60 Minutes" for airing a discredited report on the attack in Benghazi, Libya and a Republican senator who exploited the segment.

After what initially appeared to be an explosive report turned out to be "total bullsh*t," Stewart took on "60 Minutes," which he said "sort of acknowledged" the error on Sunday.

Stewart found it amusing that the program finally considered the "is it true question" after the Benghazi report aired.

The "Daily Show" host also noted that "60 Minutes" is "not the only victim here." Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hyped the report, which spurred his vow to block every Obama administration appointee until survivors of the Benghazi attack testify before Congress.

The senator's response to the "60 Minutes" retraction gave Stewart an excuse to employ his finest southern accents.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jon-ste...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1022467 Nov 12, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
With Global Warming seas are rising and insurance companies moving away from coverage for coastal areas.
A demokRatic strong hold in South Florida... Miami has never elected a Republican Mayor and ranks 5th in poverty in the U.S..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rolferossphotogr...

Modern Day Liberalism is a Mental Disorder....

It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1022468 Nov 12, 2013
How CBS' Coverage Of Benghazi Has Been Troubling For A Year

Appearing on All In With Chris Hayes, David Brock and Steven Reiner discussed how 60 Minutes statement was lacking, how CBS and the mainstream media amplify Republican lies, parallels to the 2004 CBS National Guard controversy, and Lara Logan's prior call for military action in Benghazi.

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/11/11/on-m...
LCNLin

United States

#1022469 Nov 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They're probably illiterate
President Obama must be doing well as the trolls are still whining
LOL
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1022470 Nov 12, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Not Horsecrap at all Romneycare was modeled by the Heritage foundation Healthcare plan which is a known fact and if you know anything about Massachusetts Republican or Democrats they are all Ultra Liberals which are the worst kind of control freaks there is.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Massachusetts_li...
"Is" you a teabagger Sarah?
LCNLin

United States

#1022471 Nov 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
How CBS' Coverage Of Benghazi Has Been Troubling For A Year
Appearing on All In With Chris Hayes, David Brock and Steven Reiner discussed how 60 Minutes statement was lacking, how CBS and the mainstream media amplify Republican lies, parallels to the 2004 CBS National Guard controversy, and Lara Logan's prior call for military action in Benghazi.
http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/11/11/on-m...
Another defeat for the tea party
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1022472 Nov 12, 2013
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1022473 Nov 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Clinton's Republican Congress proposed the Contract with America. Most of it was either signed by Clinton or negotiated and signed.
Republicans were mindful to leave out controversial issues such as abortion and school prayer.
(Which should end the false accusations of conservatives forcing anyone to believe anything.)
A sweeping welfare reform bill was passed by Clinton's Republican Congress and was signed into law by Clinton.
It was Clinton who raised taxes. 18 months later, the Office of Management and Budget issued projections of deficits for the next five years.
Clinton's reversal on government spending and a booming economy was the result of genuine fiscal restraint. Government spending only increased by an average of just 2.9% over a four-year period in the mid-1990s.
The balanced budgets of the Clinton years didn't occur until after a Republican Congress passed and the president reluctantly signed a 1997 tax bill that lowered the capital gains rate from 28% to 20%, added a child tax credit, and established higher limits on tax exclusion for IRAs and estates.
Clinton was credited for a successful economy and, of course, deserves it as the president who went along with his conservative congress.
That success was based on Republicans proposing and passing a tax bill and lowering taxes which Clinton signed and was probably why he announced in a State of the Union Address "The era of big government is over!"
Did you get all of that?
You're full of crap again Carol! Only three of the proposals in the Contract with America were signed by Clinton. Three were successfully vetoed by him with one veto being overridden. One proposal, the line item veto was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. So in all only three proposals ever made it into law.
Clinton’s major contribution was pushing through the 1993 budget bill, which began to reduce what had become a chronic string of federal deficits. Republicans denounced it as the "largest tax increase in history," though in fact it was not a record and also contained some cuts in projected spending. Republican Rep. Newt Gingrich predicted: "The tax increase will kill jobs and lead to a recession, and the recession will force people off of work and onto unemployment and will actually increase the deficit." But just the opposite happened. Fears of inflation waned and interest rates fell, making money cheaper to borrow for homes, cars and investment. What had been a slow economic recovery turned into a roaring boom, bringing in so much unanticipated tax revenue from rising incomes and stock-market gains that the government actually was running record surpluses by the time Clinton left office.
You were a history teacher? Really?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1022474 Nov 12, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Another defeat for the tea party
defeat is a harsh word when there was never a chance of winning.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022475 Nov 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
"Homer is never wrong." - Sonicfilter

"I concur." - Homer(I) 2016
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1022476 Nov 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Jon Stewart had a field day Monday mocking both "60 Minutes" for airing a discredited report on the attack in Benghazi, Libya and a Republican senator who exploited the segment.
After what initially appeared to be an explosive report turned out to be "total bullsh*t," Stewart took on "60 Minutes," which he said "sort of acknowledged" the error on Sunday.
Stewart found it amusing that the program finally considered the "is it true question" after the Benghazi report aired.
The "Daily Show" host also noted that "60 Minutes" is "not the only victim here." Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hyped the report, which spurred his vow to block every Obama administration appointee until survivors of the Benghazi attack testify before Congress.
The senator's response to the "60 Minutes" retraction gave Stewart an excuse to employ his finest southern accents.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jon-ste...
Blanche Devereaux!! Hilarious.
And, what's up with Lara Logans heavy breathing when she speaks? Ever try to speak like that? You'll feel like fainting.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#1022477 Nov 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
"Is" you a teabagger Sarah?
she is one of your kind.
LCNLin

United States

#1022478 Nov 12, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment, anyone born here is not an illegal alien, idiot.
How can a person who violated the immigration law be awarded citizenship? Shouldn't they be prosecuted for violating that law instead of rewarded for violating that law with citizenship?
The accurate term is "illegal alien".
Tea Party was trying to change this
Work in immigration Law
-
Angela
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022479 Nov 12, 2013
"There is the truth and there is rightwing spin." - Homer(I) 2016

"Rightwingers and the truth, now there's two ships that will never pass in the night..." - Homer(I) 2016
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1022480 Nov 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
They're probably illiterate
Those who elected Obama, re-elected Obama and the crew in charge of his greatest failure, ObamaSCARE
WOW

New York, NY

#1022481 Nov 12, 2013
“Starting in the 1950's, the U.S. State Department solicited jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Louis Armstrong as ‘cultural ambassadors’ to third world countries and the African continent to try to ‘rehabilitate’ America's racist image and offer the American way of life as an alternative to the increasing post-colonial popularity of Communism. Armstrong was performing in the Katanga Province in the Congo the same time as Patrice Lumumba's capture and torture with American complicity. He was on the continent when Lumumba was killed.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was the brainchild behind this movement of recruiting Jazz artists for this purpose”– "In Search of the Black Fantastic," Richard Iton.

In today’s political age with the browning of America, the ruling elite understand the importance of having the pop culture/media arm of the Black mis-leadership class endorse empire in Black face. Politicians like Barack Obama and Cory Booker are crucial to ensuring that people of color embrace the empire’s agenda as their own. Celebrities ranging from Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, to Jay Z swear their loyalty to the Booker/Obama types in fulfillment of a ridiculous Black redemptive fantasy. Racial kinship politics becomes a tool of empire.

Currently all the rage in the Black community, the Kerry Washington political intrigue program “SCANDAL” is about a Black Woman whose job is to help Washington DC politicos through damaging and embarrassing dilemmas. The show is an excellent example of the way Black popular culture is deployed to breed reverence for American empire and those who benefit from it.“SCANDAL” The result is a kind of female Obama Effect, shrewdly creating a sense of collective racial necessity for placing Brown faces in high imperial places. The most oppressed segment of American society is encouraged to fantasize about becoming the most effective agents of the same empire that is destroying them. Very shrewd indeed.

What’s most interesting about “SCANDAL” is that it’s based on the real life story of a Black woman who got her political start in the Reagan administration and played a key role in getting Clarence Thomas confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court despite Anita Hill’s charges of sexual harassment. She also helped clean things up for the Republicans during the Iran Contra Scandal. As recently as May of this year, the real life character behind “SCANDAL” represented Paula Deen, the White TV Cooking Show maven who outraged Black America for allegedly admitting she fantasized about “owning slaves”. So dramatically speaking, this is the woman Black America is cheering for while watching “SCANDAL.”

In a very interesting twist, another fixture of Black popular culture, Kanye West, has used his membership in the elite star chamber to write a song called “New Slaves” that essentially embraces the agenda of the ruling class elite while unfurling the Confederate Flag. The song acknowledges the rise of mass incarceration and private prisons, corporate dominance over peoples lives, and even suggests the role of class as a source of contention within the Black community. West critiques “those in their Hampton Houses” while bizarrely singing the refrain,“I know we the New Slaves….I know we the New Slaves...We the New Slaves.”(The lyrics can be found here.) However, in true elite fashion, West admits that this agenda can’t touch “HIM” because he can “fly [his] family out the country.” But what about the supermajority of Black Americans who will never be able to fly their family out of the country as they face the
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1022482 Nov 12, 2013
How Republicans Rig the Game

Through gerrymandering, voter suppression and legislative tricks, the GOP has managed to hold on to power while more and more Americans reject their candidates and their ideas

As the nation recovers from the Republican shutdown of government, the question Americans should be asking is not "Why did the GOP do that to us?" but "Why were they even relevant in the first place?" So dramatically have the demographic and electoral tides in this country turned against the Republican Party that, in a representative democracy worthy of the designation, the Grand Old Party should be watching from the sidelines and licking its wounds. Not only did Barack Obama win a second term in an electoral landslide in 2012, but he is also just the fourth president in a century to have won two elections with more than 50 percent of the popular vote. What's more, the party controls 55 seats in the Senate, and Democratic candidates for the House received well over a million more votes than their Republican counterparts in the election last year. And yet, John Boehner still wields the gavel in the House and Republican resistance remains a defining force in the Senate, frustrating Obama's ambitious agenda.

How is this possible? National Republicans have waged an unrelenting campaign to exploit every weakness and anachronism in our electoral system. Through a combination of hyperpartisan redistricting of the House, unprecedented obstructionism in the Senate and racist voter suppression in the states, today's GOP has locked in political power that it could never have secured on a level playing field.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how...

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