Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236899 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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PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1052368 Jan 3, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
Obama could learn from Reagan:
Thanks to the 1981 act, 20 million new jobs were created. Inflation dropped from 13.5% in 1980 to 4.1% by 1988 and unemployment fell from 7.6% to 5.5%.
The net worth of families earning between $20,000 and $50,000 annually grew by 27% at the same time the real gross national product jumped by 26%. The prime interest rate was slashed from 21.5% in January 1981 to 10% in August 1988.
The amount of individual tax revenues rose from $244 billion in 1980 to $446 billion in 1989. Total tax revenues jumped grew by almost 100%, rising by 99.4% during the 1980s producing 92 months of healthy economic growth - the longest period of peacetime in the post WWII period.
Marginal tax rates were cut from a top rate of 70% to 28% while revenues to the U.S. government from all taxes nearly doubled – increasing from roughly $500 billion to an astronomical $1.1 trillion in 1990 - benefiting the Clinton administration.
What can we say about Obama's big government policies, higher taxes and excessive federal government regulations?
Where the hell are you getting these numbers Carol? According BLS data the number of jobs created during Reagan's two terms was 16,102 that's an average of 8051 jobs per term. Jimmy Carter's single term produced 10,399 jobs so Reagan's job creation isn't all that impressive. Under Clinton who actually raised the top tax rates the number of jobs created were 22,740. Another uncomfortable fact Carol is that unemployment was going down when Reagan took office and then exploded into double digits.
Tax revenues didn't double under Reagan Carol, that's a lie. Tax revenues as a percentage of GDP actually fell in his first term and were stagnant in his second. Under Clinton revenues rose and actually exceeded expenses in his last four years. Until the Reagan administration the national debt had been decreasing at a steady pace. The supply-siders turned a 32-year winning streak into a debt disaster that continues to this day. For 20 years, under Reagan and the Bushes, the national debt increased compared to GDP every single year. In most other years it decreased.
The net worth of the average poor family earning less than $10,000 per year fell from $3,800 to $2,300. The net worth for middle class families, meanwhile, hardly changed; for those earning between $20,000 and $30,000, the average net worth went from $36,900 to $37,000 during the period.
Many of the gains for the wealthy came in the form of financial assets -- checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and stocks and bonds.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1052369 Jan 3, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Duhm "it awrl Bushes fault" Duh A Vey.
If Saddam hadn't taken his country to t-totally FAILED statehood (what he didn't annihilate with chemical WMD's first anyway), thieved oil from Kuwait and then invaded it like the barbaric slithering inhumane snake that he was, thus ensnarling that part of that region in ground wars that sucked in everything from bin laden and al qaeda to half the northern hemisphere, we wouldn't have even had to have been requested to that part of the world to START with.
A poliTical partisan flowey talking head in a walking suit won in 2008 because that's what the Obloviated, rumrunning partisan poliTical jackboot libuhrulTics pushed for, or else HILLARY would've been president and WORKING class people might've had some actual WORKING insurance by now.
See: U.S NON mandated, NON COMMIE marxist CHI programs via STATES...IN State social services office Everywhere-where stuff like that BELONGS
"God, you wormheads are sooooo frkn stoopid."
You Idiot(s).
Sadam used Chemical weapons over a decade before Bush chose to invade. Bush Sr already took care of the Kuwait invasion. The ground wars stopped after Desert Storm.
Sadam had no nuclear weapon program & no viable WMDs. But he did have oil.

You people defending Bush's invasion of Iraq is comical.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#1052370 Jan 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Keep porking up your kids. The US is already overweight. When I have overseas customers visit, they comment on how fat America is.
Never before has it been heard in schools across the nation-

We are HUNGRY, plz stop STARVING us...and WASTING federal tax dollars on COMMIE marxist agendas.

Not everyone wishes their children to have to suffer the plagues of being anorexic talking scarecrows, VOID of any actual substance of nourishment, bless their HUNGRY hearts, Duh A Vey.

Thank goodness for the return of COMMON SENSE-people are NOT "all DUH same",

Iddd-eee-yut.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#1052371 Jan 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep porking up your kids. The US is already overweight. When I have overseas customers visit, they comment on how fat America is.
PS: From which THIRD world country do you reference?

DUHDUHDUHmmy.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1052372 Jan 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep porking up your kids. The US is already overweight. When I have overseas customers visit, they comment on how fat America is.
Obviously your visitor's comments are based on observing their host...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1052373 Jan 3, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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You are such an idiot. If the Supreme Court says the sky is orange today, tomorrow the sky won't change color. But, because the sky isn't orange, you will know the Supreme Court is lying to you, or is incompetent. This is why the Constitution is written so simply, even you can understand what is in it.
The Constitution was written so the average person can easily read and understand it. The founding fathers did this because it is important for the people to know when their government is lying to them, like when some fraud gets put into the presidency and immediately starts spying on the population. The 4th Amendment is very easy to read and understand, and very clearly prohibits this.
You have to understand the concept of a constitutional republic to understand the role of the constitution. You, along with Obama, need an education in this. Both of you are ignorant buffoons.
So our resident Constitutionalist declares the part of the Constitution that establishes the powers of the Supreme Court null and void.
Further, this "Patriot" declares that the Supreme Court is not only unnecessary but incompetent.

"Are you kidding me??????"
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#1052374 Jan 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Sadam used Chemical weapons over a decade before Bush chose to invade. Bush Sr already took care of the Kuwait invasion. The ground wars stopped after Desert Storm.
Sadam had no nuclear weapon program & no viable WMDs. But he did have oil.
You people defending Bush's invasion of Iraq is comical.
Ack.

You're getting too stupid to even be able to fathom.

You can go back to the dunce corner with the tin foil pointy hat of duh of good ship lollypop fools and contemplate how you gonna save duh world from the lemming mantra chant of global warming.
Anything else is obviousy going beyond your scope of comprehension.
Duhmmy.
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1052375 Jan 3, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
It would be nice if everyone stopped speculating and second guessing....as you say, wishing for more bad news or a miracle. As I have said many, many times, everyone needs to sit back, shut up and let it succeed or fail on its own merits.
Dab Rather
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1052376 Jan 3, 2014
...nothing to see here...

UP to 30 inches of snow near Boston....

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/01/03/bitter-...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1052377 Jan 3, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
Your true colors come thru. American troops in a war zone should not be subject to the laws of a lawless nation? Only in "real dumbs" world.
Peace
KMA
Happy New Year
Eed, that is why Obama pulled our troops out of Iraq. Iraq would not give them immunity.

I never said the troops should remain without it. Try to keep up.

Eed agrees with Obama on Iraq troop withdrawal.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#1052379 Jan 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Spoken like a true inbred right whiner. My God, you people know nothing about health insurance & how it works.
And I'll correct you on this one as well-

No, we the always WORKED for and contributed to e-v-e-r-y and a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g do NOT quite garner how all this communist, givverment teat stuff is suppposed to "work".

Ie: How ya gonna pay for all dat der FWEE-(duhm) stuff (of endless tupidity) DUH A VEY?????

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1052380 Jan 3, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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DB-
With all due respect--No, Working class people (ie: those NOT sucking off the givverment teats for everything) making minimum wage, could not afford Outrageous, UNaffordable free market health ins premium costs, let alone straight up out of pocket costs in going w out such.
After paying even just the usual bare bones bills of REALITY (shelter, ele/heat, car, ins for such and the pettro to get to AND from work) many could not even afford GROCERIES, let alone anything else.
Don't believe me-
ADD IT UP realistically for a month-and see what's NOT left.
THAT is the "republican side" of the problem..they (don't) think...or realize...not everyone has padded pockets of fluff.
Duh.
Sincerely.
A LONG time minimum wage EARNED EVERY BIT OF IT honestly and above the tables worker
T.E.A.!!!
Revise the american communist act from its current comminust form and get it right-FOR the UNinsured American working class lower wage earners-NOT divide and DRAIN against them.
I agree with most of your points. However, I believe anyone who is serious about working for a living won't be making minimum wage for very long. The only people who make minimum wage are those who are new to the workforce, and those who are unreliable and don't develop sufficient proficiency to progress because other things are more important to them, such as playing basketball at midnight, hanging out late with other people who aren't serious about working for a living, goofing off at work instead of doing what they're paid to do and increasing their capabilities.
The type of economy we used to have in the United States rewarded those who were serious about working for a living. Not that long ago, if a person was serious about working for a living, they could afford adequate health insurance for their family. There is an entire American middle class culture that proved this. I grew up in one of those families, and that was the norm, not the exception.
I don't buy the "working class" poor excuse. However, it is easy to track when health insurance premiums became less affordable. This coincidentally coincides with the Democrats pushing their socialized medicine programs.
All health care is paid for. Far too often, it is not paid for by the person receiving it. Therefore, everyone else who is paying for their health care has to pay for not only their own health care, but all the health care being consumed by those not paying.
What the Democrats did was make the government the single provider of health insurance. Every insurance company that goes along with ObamaKare will have to be bailed out by the government, thus the government will take over all those insurance providers. Because there is only a finite amount of health care, health care is rationed by some rules. Rather than having rationing determined by affordability based on productivity in the economy, ObamaKare makes rationing of health care politically subjective. For instance, it's very easy to predict that the ObamaKare Death Panel will kill someone so some crackwhore can have an abortion.
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1052381 Jan 3, 2014
*DAN
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#1052383 Jan 3, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
So our resident Constitutionalist declares the part of the Constitution that establishes the powers of the Supreme Court null and void.
Further, this "Patriot" declares that the Supreme Court is not only unnecessary but incompetent.
"Are you kidding me??????"
The Supreme Court is just getting started on the WRONGs of the american communist act!

Article 1 - The Legislative Branch
Section 9 - Limits on Congress

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The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

(No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.)(Section in parentheses clarified by the 16th Amendment.)

No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

DUH.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1052384 Jan 3, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Mercury
Liberals cry about the environment, Coal plant Mercury emissions are killing us, tell us what to do, insist we all start using CFLs and then we find out that CFLs contain mercury!
Hypocrisy leads them.
Science is now a political football in the hands of Liberals. Fight the bas turds
If disposed of properly, the mercury is not released.

The amount of mercury in a CFL is far less than the mercury released into the atmosphere in generating the extra amount of electricity to run conventional incandescent bulbs over the lifetime of that CFL.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1052385 Jan 3, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
So our resident Constitutionalist declares the part of the Constitution that establishes the powers of the Supreme Court null and void.
Further, this "Patriot" declares that the Supreme Court is not only unnecessary but incompetent.
"Are you kidding me??????"
"The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office."

I don't see anything here about having authority to rewrite the Constitution to suit some political whim.
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1052386 Jan 3, 2014
Progressives in NYC>..

Ban Black Roofs!
Began in 2009!

http://www.nyc.gov/html/gbee/html/initiatives...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1052387 Jan 3, 2014
Whatever wrote:
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What does Benghazi have to do with Iraq?
The discussion was about Iraq you stupid sh*t.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1052388 Jan 3, 2014
Kim Jong Un's executed uncle was eaten alive by 120 hungry dogs: report

By Eric Baculinao and Alexander Smith, NBC News
BEIJING -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle was stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of ravenous dogs, according to a newspaper with close ties to China's ruling Communist Party.
The report could not be independently confirmed by NBC News on Friday.

The man who was believed to be in charge of training his young nephew to take over was executed as a traitor, indicating a shake-up in Kim Jong Un's regime. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.
Jang Song Thaek, who had been considered Kim's second-in-command, was executed last month after being found guilty of "attempting to overthrow the state," North Korea’s state-run news agency reported.
The official North Korean account on Dec. 12 did not specify how Jang was put to death.
Hong Kong-based pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po reported that Jang and his five closest aides were set upon by 120 hunting hounds which had been starved for five days.
Kim and his brother Kim Jong Chol supervised the one-hour ordeal along with 300 other officials, according to Wen Wei Po. The newspaper added that Jang and other aides were "completely eaten up."
The newspaper has acted as a mouthpiece for China's Communist Party. The report may be a sign of the struggle between those in the party who want to remain engaged with North Korea and those who would like to distance themselves from Kim's regime.

The youngest son of Kim Jong Il succeeded his late father in 2011, becoming the third member of his family to rule the unpredictable and reclusive communist state.

Jang was seen by many experts as a regent behind North Korea's Kim dynasty and a key connection between the hermit nation and its ally China.
In the highly scripted execution, North Korea accused him of "attempting to overthrow the state by all sorts of intrigues and despicable methods with a wild ambition to grab the supreme power of our party and state."
Kim's government also accused him of of corruption, womanizing, gambling and taking drugs, and referred to him as "despicable human scum."
Jang was married to Kim's aunt, Kim Kyong Hui, the younger sister of Kim Jong Il.
Alexander Smith reported from London.
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1052389 Jan 3, 2014
Progressives have the answer!!

Legislate everything in sight!!!!!!

Potty Parity!
2005

"Potty Parity by New York's ever-vivid tabloids -- that establishes a 2-to-1 ratio for women's restrooms in new public venues including, bars, restaurants and concert halls"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

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