Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1384179 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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Lcn

United States

#1069590 Jan 27, 2014
The CEO of General Motors and an immigrant brought to the U.S. illegally as a child will join first lady Michelle Obama to watch President Barack Obama deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

The White House frequently invites guests to sit with the first lady during the address to emphasize a policy or issue associated with the guest that the president wants to highlight. On Tuesday, the White House announced 11 guests who will join six others who were announced Monday, including two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and an openly gay NBA player. More names were to be released ahead of Obama's evening address.

The guests announced Tuesday included:

— Cristian Avila, Phoenix. Avila and two younger siblings were brought to the U.S. illegally when Avila was 9 years old. Now 23, Avila is one of the so-called Dreamers who have benefited from an Obama policy allowing young people who immigrated illegally with their parents to avoid deportation. Avila volunteers for a nonprofit civic engagement program for Latinos, and as a teenager fasted for 22 days to call for an immigration overhaul. The White House said Avila wants to be eligible to serve in the Marine Corps.

— Mary Barra, Detroit. The CEO of General Motors Co., Barra is the company's first female CEO. She took over the company this month. She joined GM in 1980, and in 2013 Fortune Magazine named her one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business." GM is also one of the companies that benefited from a bailout of the auto industry under the Obama administration.

— Gov. Steve Beshear, D-Ky. Elected in 2007, Beshear has been a proponent of Obama's health care law. He embraced an expansion of Medicaid enabled by the health care law, and under his watch Kentucky established a state-based insurance marketplace that the Obama administration has frequently touted.

— Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco. The first Asian-American to run San Francisco, Lee is the son of Chinese immigrants and has helped to mobilize support in Silicon Valley for an immigration overhaul. The White House said Lee is also working to raise San Francisco's minimum wage.

— Antoinette Tuff, Atlanta. A bookkeeper and mother, Tuff is credited with preventing a shooting at an elementary school in the Atlanta suburbs in August. The White House said Tuff talked the suspect down by sharing personal struggles and connecting with him until he surrendered.
Lcn

United States

#1069591 Jan 27, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't you read the Senate report? If you think there wasn't an investigation, you are dumber than I thought.
He does not read just posts to an audience of none

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1069592 Jan 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush was a big spender.
deficit below 1 trillion.
FOX has been remiss.
Makes Obama's and the Democrats' spending look like child's change in a piggy bank.

Just like Bush's Medicare Part D. It was like peeing in Obamacare's ocean.
Lcn

United States

#1069593 Jan 27, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
It was a Fox News video dummy.
"Osama-bin-Laden
is Dead
GM is Alive "
Joe Biden 2012
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1069594 Jan 27, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
And don't forget that Karl Rove will claim Hillary won by suppressing the disenfranchised white vote. Just as he proclaimed when Romney lost.
disenfranchised?

the white privilege rabbit hole is bigger than i thought.
Lcn

United States

#1069595 Jan 27, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Powerful men using impressionable young women for sexual gratification is the real war on women.
Bill Clinton waged a real war on women.
Liberal women want taxpayers to pay for their birth control while paying for their abortions.
Democrats are very confused people.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
was a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on January 16, 2010, by former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to aid the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The organization was formed in response to the request of President Barack Obama for the former Presidents to assist in the Haitian rescue effort. The fund concluded formal operations on December 31, 2012.

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund's efforts focused primarily on longer-term reconstruction, especially supporting job creation, workforce development, and the promotion of economic opportunity. The fund's stated purpose was to support the restart, expansion and creation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, to which women are often key contributors; empower people and enterprises by helping them access the formal business sector; promote job creation (particularly jobs with direct social benefit, such as in health and education); and to provide life skills and job training, especially to youth, so that Haitians can embrace economic opportunity.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1069596 Jan 27, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>We all know WHY he'll be the last one...because Obama's grateful illegals will be allowed to vote from now on and they will never vote Republican as long as the his minions have them convinced they can no longer invade us and suck us dry.
Obama has, effectively, destroyed the two Party system in America. When only one Party is guaranteed control of the White House democracy no longer exists, true freedom of choice is lost. What kind of future is that for our children? It will not be the America you and I grew up in.
Long live Tyranny, the Republic is dead!
woo hoo, submission never felt so freeing....yay, no more doubt...no more misplaced Hope....no more anything bright and beautiful.
go read the list. it's everything that conservatives complain about. and every bit of it out of their control.

i don't care anymore about morals or ethics. why should i when we have a right wing media machine with it's followers who both operate without morals or ethics? screw it. let Hillary buy votes with 'gifts' while some right wing nutjob promises to give the 1% everything they want. case in point....

Mitt Romney was talking off the cuff to a supposedly off the record group of donors and muddled several data points together, ultimately telling the tale of the 47% who won’t vote for him for any reason. He was referencing the 47% who don’t pay taxes and interwove it with a 47% of locked in Obama support. The statement was a mess.

I didn’t think Mitt Romney would be as hurt by the statement as he was because I assumed Romney had misspoken in an off the cuff way. I assumed Romney would clarify that he knew many of those who have government assistance did not actually want the assistance, but needed it. I assumed he’d make the case that he’d help those people get off the government dole and back into work.

In other words, I assumed Romney believed what I believe — many of those people are good people who fell on hard times and are not of the same class of people who will vote for Barack Obama for free stuff. I was absolutely wrong. Romney not only believes completely what he said as he said it, he reinforced it with his post election analysis of his defeat blaming gifts to various classes of people. If that was true, as Newt Gingrich pointed out, Romney had plenty to gift to plenty strapped to the back of marching elephants.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/20/ronald-rea...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1069597 Jan 27, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Bush focused on the most dangerous terrorist masterminds that came after bin Laden when he his Taliban thugs were disbanded and he went missing - and captured or killed most of them.
Obama and Holder would have tried and sentenced Bush if they had been given their way.
Obama doesn't get the credit for anything because he doesn't deserve it. He demonizes half the country and lies to the entire country repeatedly and often.
you have not room to call anyone a liar.

i've proven it time and again.

now run along before you 'get distracted'.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1069598 Jan 27, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you apply for the Benghazi ambassador position?
>:]
Take all the time you want trying to determine who cares what happens to you after you get there.
It sure as heck won't be Hillary or Obama.
Stevens turned down extra security. twice.

so says the Congressional record.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1069599 Jan 27, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
proving how stupid you are....
Hmmm. We started buying in Santa Barbara in the 1970's and made enough to live comfortable for the rest of our lives. I do think the time of buying a home for $45,000 and selling it for $1 million is a thing of the past. However, IMO, if you know where to look and don't buy anything with a negative cash flow, real estate can't be beat for long term investing.

One of the smartest investments we made was to buy a four bedroom home for my son when he went to college. His three roommates paid rent equal to the PITI and we made a handsome profit when we sold it. It's the only way to go.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1069600 Jan 27, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Makes Obama's and the Democrats' spending look like child's change in a piggy bank.
Just like Bush's Medicare Part D. It was like peeing in Obamacare's ocean.
Obama’s Budget: Spending Too High, But Bush Was Worse

http://www.cato.org/blog/obamas-budget-spendi...

Obamacare law was ‘funded’ and expected to save billions; not so for Medicare Part D

The image shared on Facebook said, "Bush’s Medicare D was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act, and, unlike the ACA, was never budgeted."

It’s a vague claim without context. Looking for a reasonable way to evaluate it, we found the Obamacare law was "funded" and Part D "unfunded" and that, using estimated 10-year costs at inception, the former was projected to save $148 billion and the latter to cost something under $501 billion (in 2013 dollars).

We rate the claim as Mostly True.

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/20...

so do you really believe what you're saying, or are you reading from the right wing playbook?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1069601 Jan 27, 2014
Bing Dictionary
home·land

1.native country: the country where somebody was born or where somebody lives and feels that he or she belongs.

World English Dictionary

homeland - n
1. the country in which one lives or was born

Obama doesn't have a direct tie to Kenya at all. His biological father was from Kenya but abandoned him when he was a baby and had no contact with him except once when he was 10 years old.

And if he was born in Hawaii, America is his homeland. Not Kenya.
sonicbamaliar

Satellite Beach, FL

#1069602 Jan 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
you have not room to call anyone a liar.
i've proven it time and again.
now run along before you 'get distracted'.
"liar"? Did you say, "liar"?... LOL ... Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year" ... LOL

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1069603 Jan 27, 2014
Lcn wrote:
<quoted text>
He does not read just posts to an audience of none
Yep, I realize he is only here for his own entertainment. I doubt he really cares whether or not he looks like a uninformed fool.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1069604 Jan 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
you have not room to call anyone a liar.
i've proven it time and again.
now run along before you 'get distracted'.
WASHINGTON (CNN)-- Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that he would "follow the law" as he weighed potential prosecutions of Bush administration officials who authorized controversial harsh interrogation techniques.

"We are going to follow the evidence, follow the law and take that where it leads. No one is above the law," Holder said at an Earth Day event.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/22/tortur...

No one is above the law except Eric Holder and Barack Obama.

Those "harsh" interrogation techniques were partly responsible for singling out the courier that led to bin Laden. For which Obama took all the credit once they found him.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1069605 Jan 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
disenfranchised?
the white privilege rabbit hole is bigger than i thought.
Yep. After Romney lost, Rove said Obama “succeeded in suppressing the vote” by running ads “”that turned off” Romney voters and kept them from voting. Of course, no one gives him any credence.

Karl Rove quotes:

"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1069606 Jan 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Stevens turned down extra security. twice.
so says the Congressional record.
Stevens’ deputy, Gregory Hicks, who might be expected to be aware of the ambassador’s exchange with military leaders, was not asked about the offer of additional assistance during his appearance before a House of Representatives committee last week, and testimony has not been sought from Ham, who is now retired.

Both Hicks and Ham declined to comment on the exchange between Ham and Stevens. Hicks’ lawyer, Victoria Toensing, said Hicks did not know the details of conversations between Stevens and Ham and was not aware of Stevens turning down an offer of additional security.

“As far as Mr. Hicks knows, the ambassador always wanted more security and they were both frustrated by not getting it,” she said.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/05/14/191235/...

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave..."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1069607 Jan 27, 2014
Lcn wrote:
<quoted text>
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
was a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on January 16, 2010, by former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to aid the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The organization was formed in response to the request of President Barack Obama for the former Presidents to assist in the Haitian rescue effort. The fund concluded formal operations on December 31, 2012.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund's efforts focused primarily on longer-term reconstruction, especially supporting job creation, workforce development, and the promotion of economic opportunity. The fund's stated purpose was to support the restart, expansion and creation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, to which women are often key contributors; empower people and enterprises by helping them access the formal business sector; promote job creation (particularly jobs with direct social benefit, such as in health and education); and to provide life skills and job training, especially to youth, so that Haitians can embrace economic opportunity.
Those closest to Bill Clinton say GHW Bush is like his father figure. He's very close to the Bush's.

Clinton redeemed himself after his presidency by admitting in a televised interview that he lied just because he could and lying just because you can is one of the most reprehensible thing anyone can do.

But it's time to take the gloves off. Republicans are no longer the Mr. Nice Guys and aren't going to take it anymore.

And Clinton is fair game. He's a part of the liberal hypocrisy and helped to create the liberal mania that is out of control.

It's just no fun when you're on the receiving end for a change.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1069608 Jan 27, 2014
But it's getting late.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1069609 Jan 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama’s Budget: Spending Too High, But Bush Was Worse
http://www.cato.org/blog/obamas-budget-spendi...
Obamacare law was ‘funded’ and expected to save billions; not so for Medicare Part D
The image shared on Facebook said, "Bush’s Medicare D was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act, and, unlike the ACA, was never budgeted."
It’s a vague claim without context. Looking for a reasonable way to evaluate it, we found the Obamacare law was "funded" and Part D "unfunded" and that, using estimated 10-year costs at inception, the former was projected to save $148 billion and the latter to cost something under $501 billion (in 2013 dollars).
We rate the claim as Mostly True.
http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/20...
so do you really believe what you're saying, or are you reading from the right wing playbook?
From your Cato source:

"Spending jumped from $1.86 trillion in 2001 to $2.98 trillion in 2008. That’s a 60 percent jump in seven years under Bush, which works out to an annual average growth rate of 7.0 percent.

"Then comes 2009. Usually this year would be assigned to the outgoing president because the new president comes in part way during the year. But Obama took steps to immediately boost spending in 2009 including pushing through the giant stimulus bill.

"In Bush’s last budget, he proposed that 2009 spending be $177 billion above the 2008 level, but the actual increase ended up being a massive $386 billion. So you can see that Obama and Congress were mainly responsible for the huge spending leap in 2009, not Bush."

...And Bush had the aftermath of 9/11 to deal with.

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