Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277280 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1034102 Dec 3, 2013
Phil Shifley wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't answer the question....not surprising!
The pope also believes in God.....where's your post about that?
The pope also is Catholic and has far different feelings on bc than the libs....where's the post about that?
Using the pope to fit your argument when everyone knows how libs feel about him and his beliefs any other time does not help you out...it shows your desperation for some kind of validation on anything you libs actually say. It's really pathetic.
so you're saying Limbaugh is acting like a liberal?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1034103 Dec 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee I don't know. Maybe because we just saw the Corporate World & Wall Street greed nearly kill America?
What do ya think?
...as he pumps 85 billion into wall street. Fckn sheep.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1034104 Dec 3, 2013
Poll: Americans Want Washington Focused on Jobs, Not Health

Poll finds least popular priorities are reducing deficit, repealing Obamacare.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congressional-...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1034105 Dec 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Obama won 9 states with Republican governors in 2012.
you're the one always talking about local elections. You should understand the significance of governorships.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1034106 Dec 3, 2013
The GOP might as well be dead

The Growth and Opportunity Project, aka “the autopsy,” was heralded as the Republican Party’s clear-eyed assessment of its 2012 presidential defeat. Autopsies are done on dead things, and ever since its March 2013 release, the GOP has done everything possible to stay dead.

The Republican Party is dead to African Americans. Not that there was much of pulse to begin with. Romney won 6 percent of the black vote to 93 percent for Obama, which isn’t surprising since Romney was looking to unseat the nation’s first black president. But it is also not surprising considering all of the voter suppression efforts around the country.

That the GOP ought to try to appeal to African Americans was recognized in the autopsy.“There are numerous outside groups that are studying the best way for the Republican Party to better reach African American voters,” the report pointed out.“The Republican Party should leverage the best practices identified by such organizations.” You employ that “best practices” nonsense when you and your staff haven’t a clue what to do. And it’s clear that if Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee who is black, were still head of the party, at least two egregious episodes would not have happened.

A tweet from the party’s official Twitter account on Sunday would not have celebrated Rosa Parks on the anniversary of her historic bus-boycott arrest by lauding “her role in ending racism.” Sure, the tweet was later corrected. But, come on, people. The lowest level black person at the RNC could have told them that the tweet as flat-out wrong and offensive. Not that anyone would have listened, assuming there are any low-level black people there.

That RNC tweet was so egregious that when I asked Steele about it via e-mail yesterday, all he could muster was a pitying response.“What can one say about such a gross misunderstanding of the African American experience in America.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-part...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1034107 Dec 3, 2013
I wondering after this poll will Debbie Schultz/Pelosi will continue to encourage Liberals/Democrats to run on Obamacare in 2014?

Recent polling shows that an election wave of anti-ObamaCare sentiment is growing, and it is not only likely to hand the GOP control of the United States Senate, but might wipe out as many as 12 Democrat seats--many of which looked safe just a few months ago!!
Phil Shifley

Coffeyville, KS

#1034108 Dec 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so you're saying Limbaugh is acting like a liberal?
Nope, again you miss the point. Again not surprising!

At this point the only point to be made is you are a typical lib ....most pathetic!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1034109 Dec 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, Mardi Gras celebrations are unconstitutional, right? How about we arrest every kid on Halloween night?
How about this: I want to promote the notion that those ghosts-are-real shows on television are based on reality, so I put a sheet on and cover my head with a pillow case and walk around along a public street.
Would I be protected by the First Amendment?
Let's take that one step further.
Since it is overwhelmingly obvious black criminals robbing convenience stores prefer wearing a hoodie, any black man wearing a hoodie clearly communicates the message that the black person wearing the hoodie will rob a convenience store.
Or, desecration of the American flag by enemies of the United States, we conclude that the desecration of the American flag does not communicate any message that the same desecration by enemies of the United States does not.
Even your indoctrinated ignorant ass should recognize that this rulilng is biased and prejudicial, and not in conformance with the Constitution.
Now, let's talk about that Lone Ranger mask you wear to that homo gala you go to every weekend....
lol! poor baby. I address directly to your point since you 'insisted' and now you go off tangent since reality has hit you in the face.

That's ok son. It's not like I expect any intelligence from you!son.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1034110 Dec 3, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
...as he pumps 85 billion into wall street. Fckn sheep.
We would't need to discuss stimulus programs & job creation if the Republicans had not totally f*cked this country under George W Bush.

They went from a BALANCED BUDGET ( You know the very thing you f*cling losers pretend to want) & lead us to the worst recession in 80 years, a housing collapse , near financial meltdown, and two quagmire wars while doubling the National Debt.

And here you bozos are whining about the recovery effort.

Guess what, dipstick, if YOUR TEAM had not f*cked us so badly, we would't need to talk about these things.

'
My God you peopleare dumver than sh*t
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1034111 Dec 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, Mardi Gras celebrations are unconstitutional, right? How about we arrest every kid on Halloween night?
How about this: I want to promote the notion that those ghosts-are-real shows on television are based on reality, so I put a sheet on and cover my head with a pillow case and walk around along a public street.
Would I be protected by the First Amendment?
Let's take that one step further.
Since it is overwhelmingly obvious black criminals robbing convenience stores prefer wearing a hoodie, any black man wearing a hoodie clearly communicates the message that the black person wearing the hoodie will rob a convenience store.
Or, desecration of the American flag by enemies of the United States, we conclude that the desecration of the American flag does not communicate any message that the same desecration by enemies of the United States does not.
Even your indoctrinated ignorant ass should recognize that this rulilng is biased and prejudicial, and not in conformance with the Constitution.
Now, let's talk about that Lone Ranger mask you wear to that homo gala you go to every weekend....
So... what 'rights' were you and your idiot eman pal talking about son?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1034112 Dec 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
If that company actually exists, and it's not one of the companies on Obama's list of companies to give money to like Solyndra, then, yes, you would be creating jobs. If it's GM, you'd still be creating jobs, but those jobs would be in China.
See, I knew you were a f*cking idiot. Me buying stock from another investor does nothing for the company itself.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1034113 Dec 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
now if you only had proof that cutting taxes and spending at the same time actually works.
and no one wants a pipeline that won't even make any difference at our pump.
You own a company.
The government raises your taxes.
How does the government causing your cost of doing business to increase not cause you to cut your operational expenditure?
How does the government raising your taxes cause you to sell more products to recoup the extra money to replace the money the government took from you so you can maintain your previous level of operation?

You're an idiot.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1034114 Dec 3, 2013
Phil Shifley wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, again you miss the point. Again not surprising!
At this point the only point to be made is you are a typical lib ....most pathetic!
but according to you it seems to me that libs and Limbuagh now have something in common.

you can jump out of this discussion any time you want seeing as how you can't seem to get your foot out of your mouth.
Phil Shifley

Coffeyville, KS

#1034115 Dec 3, 2013
TSM wrote:
I wondering after this poll will Debbie Schultz/Pelosi will continue to encourage Liberals/Democrats to run on Obamacare in 2014?
Recent polling shows that an election wave of anti-ObamaCare sentiment is growing, and it is not only likely to hand the GOP control of the United States Senate, but might wipe out as many as 12 Democrat seats--many of which looked safe just a few months ago!!
The topic of Obamacare will be toxic for Dems to run on but since Obama is changing his law and trying to push back the truth of it by pushing back all those insurance cancellations for employees that work in larger business it may not make a huge difference in 2014....but by the time the election for the president comes around....Dems will be lucky to ever see the presidency again!!!! They will probably be lucky to see control over anything after the cluster*uck they have created for American's with Obamacare. But it will be entertaining to watch them try to distance themselves from the president they propped up so high and the law they shoved down the throats of American's all on their own.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1034116 Dec 3, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
that wasn't the question, dumbfck. The question was about individuals being taxed for what they do. Anyone can trade pieces of paper to be in that tax bracket. Its not something reserved for the rich.
dumbass Dave showing off his ignorance again.
Yep, a man who earns his money through salary & a man that earns his money by trading stocks.

The question was why is one taxed more than the other?

One you are evidently too GD stupid to understand or too stupid to explain why.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1034117 Dec 3, 2013
yes, Catholics also have nutjobs.

L.A. Times exposes Cardinal Mahony’s decades-long pattern of shielding child-abusing priests

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/03/l-a-tim...

they need to send him to Arizona. he'd fit right in.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1034118 Dec 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
It's in the part where it gives Congress the authority to levy taxes, dumbass.
If you want to know what's in the Constitution, why don't you and Obama just read the goddam thing.
You must be reading something from a different country son....

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1034119 Dec 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You have still never shown anyone any proof any subsidy to oil companies exist.
Show us the subsidy.
Liar.

I have posted these subsidies in the past & provide a long list of people they say they exist including your hero Paul Ryan.

I don't need to keep posting them over & over because you keep ignoring that post.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1034120 Dec 3, 2013
Progressives and their 'mission accomplished' moment...

"Even former Obama spox Robert Gibbs — proudly sporting an Auburn jersey — acknowledged that big chunks of the system, including the payment mechanism for subsidies, haven’t even been built. So people can go to the site, receive the illusion that they have obtained coverage, only to find that there is no follow-through. View the video after the jump [at the Newsbusters Website]"

http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/12/02/obam...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1034121 Dec 3, 2013
Detroit is eligible to file for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a judge ruled Tuesday, underscoring the city’s dire financial condition.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes issued a verbal ruling which is expected to be followed by a written opinion later Tuesday.
"The city no longer has the resources to provide its citizens with basic police, fire and emergency services," Judge Rhodes said, ruling that Detroit, once the nation's fourth-largest city, "was and is insolvent."
The long-awaited decision sets up a bitter battle between the city’s finance officials and its unions, creditors and retirees, who expect deep cuts in pensions and sales of treasured city assets, such as its art collection, as part of the Chapter 9 process.
"It's a sad day for the people of Detroit," American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees attorney Sharon Levine told CNBC's Scott Cohn in an interview outside the courthouse. She said the AFSCME filed an immediate appeal.
In the meantime, Detroit’s emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, is expected to proceed towards the city’s next major step: submitting a plan to adjust Detroit’s approximately $18 billion in debt. Judge Rhodes said he will not stay the bankruptcy proceedings in the wake of any possible appeals.
The judge read for 90 minutes from his 140-page ruling before issuing the court's decision.
His ruling listed the city's long litany of financial woes, including the loss of manufacturing jobs and population in recent decades.
"As of April 2013, about 48 percent of the city's street lights were not working," he said. "In 2012 the average police response time was 30 minutes; in 2013, 58 minutes; and the national average is 11 minutes."
There were a number of wrinkles in the judge's ruling. Among other things, Judge Rhodes said Detroit did not negotiate in "good faith" with the unions to whom the city owes money -- normally a prerequisite for allowing bankruptcy.
At the same time, he noted the obstinacy of the unions in the negotiation process saying that the city could not realistically negotiate with a "stone wall."
Rhodes' decision is a critical milestone. He said pensions, like any contract, can be cut, adding that a provision in the Michigan Constitution protecting public pensions isn't a bulletproof shield in a bankruptcy.
The city says pension funds are short by $3.5 billion. Anxious retirees drawing less than $20,000 a year have appeared in court and put an anguished face on the case. Despite his finding, Rhodes cautioned everyone that he won't automatically approve pension cuts that could be part of Detroit's eventual plan to get out of bankruptcy.
Orr, a bankruptcy expert, was appointed in March under a Michigan law that allows a governor to send a manager to distressed cities, townships or school districts. A manager has extraordinary powers to reshape local finances without interference from elected officials. But by July, Orr and Gov. Rick Snyder decided bankruptcy was Detroit's best option.
Detroit, a manufacturing hub that offered good-paying, blue-collar jobs, peaked at 1.8 million residents in 1950 but has lost more than a million since then. Tax revenue in a city that is larger in square miles than Manhattan, Boston and San Francisco combined can't reliably cover pensions, retiree health insurance and buckets of debt sold to keep the budget afloat.
Donors have written checks for new police cars and ambulances. A new agency has been created to revive tens of thousands of streetlights that are dim or simply broken after years of vandalism and mismanagement.
While downtown and Midtown are experiencing a rebirth, even apartments with few vacancies, many traditional neighborhoods are scarred with blight and burned-out bungalows.

CNBC.com and CNBC's Scott Cohn contributed to this report, as did Reuters.

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