Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1404448 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: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1071635 Jan 30, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>Not much difference in the two quotes. Just a little more information in yours. Both still say there is a hostile work environment, dumbass!
"if it weren’t for the president, this place would be in court for a hostile workplace,"

That says there was not a hostile workplace.

Your lying POS buddy only posted part that implied that she said there was.

Now maybe in Bumfuck WV they mean the same thing but they are opposites in the world of the educated.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1071636 Jan 30, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>We got the message the first time from your 1986 tabloid, Killtaker. Maybe you should continue to resort to your references of fifty year old studies and their fifteen second follow up?
Yeah. "Nothing to see here. Move along...." Former associations are headline news when they concern conservatives. They're incidental 'character builders' for liberals.
Lcn

United States

#1071637 Jan 30, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>poor baby. you must have missed that part in the article regarding fraud against Fannie and Freddie. thus the request for a bigger fine.
no wonder you're so far behind the curve and falling faster, son! you can't get past the facts...
On a more positive note

SAN ANTONIO — Former President Bill Clinton is returning to the Alamo City next month, this time to present an award to a former mayor and member of his cabinet.

Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, will award former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros the World Affairs Council's International Citizen Award in the Alamo City on Feb. 26. Clinton also will deliver the keynote speech at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel luncheon.

“He (Cisneros) is being honored for his visionary thinking and passion for collaboration, which truly elevated San Antonio to a national and international city,” Catherine Nixon, president of the World Affairs Council, said in a news release.

Clinton's last visit to the Alamo City was at a Democrat rally at San Antonio South High School in October 2012 where he was flanked by state Rep. Pete Gallego and the Castro brothers.

Cisneros, the chairman of CityView, a real estate investment firm, was a member of Clinton's cabinet as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

The World Affairs Council of San Antonio is a non-profit organization focused on foreign policy and global governing issues.
Lcn

United States

#1071639 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton came clean after his presidency in an interview admitting he lied just because he could and saying "lying just because you can is one of the most reprehensible things anyone can do." That's all he needed to say. In my eyes, he had redeemed himself..
He's also very close to the Bush's. GHW is like his father figure, but they are all very close. That makes him a better and/or changed person in my eyes too.
Don't think he likes Obama or his policies too much either. He's been rather outspoken on a few occasions so that makes him a very reasonable Democrat. It's my opinion he's also a closet Republican now.
Faux talking points

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1071640 Jan 30, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>Like in the White House?
Gender wage gap at the White House: Female staffers are paid less than 87 cents for every dollar paid to men.
http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/09/gender-wage-...
One fact checker source pointed out that discrepancy as well. It's like this president is totally removed even from his own rhetoric. That's pretty bad.

I thought Brit Hume described the SOTU the best. Hume rarely shows any emotion whatsoever and is quite fair in his calm and monotone voice when analyzing this president's administration in the past. But he couldn't stop snickering after the SOTU saying this president was giving a speech about his own presidency.

Hume was apparently amused because the implication was Obama didn't even know he was doing that.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1071641 Jan 30, 2014
...who is better with their money...

GSS survey...
in 1991 and 2004
1528 cases were surveyed...

"The National Data Program for the Social Sciences has been conducted since 1972 by NORC, A Social Science Research Center at the University of Chicago, with the support of the National Science Foundation"
http://www3.norc.org/GSS+Website/

QUESTION:
'During the Last year did you declare bankruptcy?'

D-1.6 percent
R-0.5 percent

Fried, J.(2008). "Democrats and Republicans: Rhetoric and Reality".
algora publishing, pg 198

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1071642 Jan 30, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Poverty in Illinois is the same as it was in 1960--so tell me again how a general assembly controlled by democrats for 40 years has done anything to help anyone? billions of dollars have been thrown at the poor and yet--same amount of poverty. Your analogy is flawed. Numbers do not lie.
what was considered poverty back then is far different from what poverty is considered now.

the poor in the US are far better of now than they were then.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1071646 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Problem for you is Obama has had five - count 'em...five - years to turn that around. Since income inequality has only gotten worse under his administration and this is the soapbox issue for the Democratic Party during this election year, shouldn't he be explaining why it's gotten wider under his policies instead of in the process of being turned around by now?
Three years ago, blaming only Bush and pretending Democrats were innocent as lambs in creating the environment for the economic crisis might have washed.
But he can't piously preach that something is wrong and act like it's societies or the free market's fault and self-righteously claim he's going to do something about it when he's the reason why it's gotten worse and he hasn't done a thing about it.
Be honest. If the economy had crashed in the last year of Clinton's presidency and we were still in this same stagnant and slow as snails recovery after five years under a Bush administration - and a conservative university came out with a report that Bush's policies after five years into his presidency was only widening an income inequality gap while he was blaming Clinton and the Democrats for his predicament, you wouldn't give him a pass.
No one would. So why are liberals the only ones who refuse to see what everyone else sees? Loyalty is one thing when you're standing behind a president whose convictions determine his decisions and not politics.. But this president doesn't seem to have any convictions - just rhetoric with no actions - and he's only about politics. So there's nothing to stand behind.
yet you still cannot show one teensy iota of fact as to why it was Obama's fault the gap continued or widened, as you claimed obama by himself increased.

and yet here you are again spewing this proven lie...

why do you have to lie so much?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1071647 Jan 30, 2014
Cheating and R or a D

GSS conducted surveys in1991 and 1998
1598 cases

'The National Data Program for the Social Sciences has been conducted since 1972 by NORC, A Social Science Research Center at the University of Chicago, with the support of the National Science Foundation'
http://www3.norc.org/GSS+Website/About+GSS/Na...

PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS saying IT IS NOT WRONG...

a) cheat on taxes
D-16.6 percent
R-12.4 percent

b) cheat the government
D- 6.4 percent
R- 3.0 percent

Fried, J.(2008). "Democrats and Republicans: Rhetoric and Reality".
algora publishing, pg 199,200

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1071648 Jan 30, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That's some really-really funny chit babe.
What's so funny about Clinton admitting he lied just because he could and was ashamed about that?

Is it his close ties with the Bush's that you find so funny?

Or is my opinion that he's a closet Republican funny? Guess that could be considered amusing I suppose but not really funny because it's just my opinion.

So what's funny?

I'm beginning to wonder if you're insulated or isolated in some way from the outside world. Sure hope not. But it would explain a lot.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1071649 Jan 30, 2014
6 Reasons Conservative Ron Unz Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage to $12 An Hour


The California Republican is sponsoring a 2014 ballot measure for a $12 statewide minimum wage—more than Obama has proposed.

The whole thing is it’s not really a traditional ideological issue. What you have right now is a system of massive welfare spending, over $250 billion a year in social welfare programs going to the working poor. In other words, people have jobs but they cannot survive on their paychecks. And those payments really amount to subsidies to low-wage employers. It’s a classic case of where businesses manage to privatize the benefits of their workers—they get the work—and socialize the costs. They’ve shifted the costs over to taxpayer and the government. And that is not something that free market economists like. It’s a classic problem inany kind of economic system.

So when you’re talking about a much higher minimum wage, which would automatically produce huge cuts in government social welfare spending, that’s the sort of thing that conservatives begin to like.

3. A two-income family would earn $50,000 a year.

4. Spending on welfare could fall by $40 billion.

Walmart, America’s largest low-wage employer, could cover a $12 minimum wage by a one-time price increase of 1.1 percent. The average Walmart shopper would pay an extra $12.50 per year. McDonald's and fast-food places would probabnly have to raise their prices by 8 or 9 percent, something like that. Agricultural products that are American-grown would go up by less than 2 percent on the grocery shelves. And those sorts of price increases are so small that they would be almost unnoticed in most cases by the consumer.

http://www.alternet.org/economy/ron-unz-makes...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1071650 Jan 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Costco and Walmart are not in the same business...
and Costco does not pay its employees "much more" than Walmart employees...but does make them work much harder for the small increment in pay that they receive...
you're so full of shit.

"the main problem with the slogan "equal pay for equal work" is the inability to define "equal work".... "

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1071651 Jan 30, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
So long as he keeps the pressure on the fascist Nitwitenyahu, he's doing a good job.
Ever wonder why the Jews created a nation in the image and likeness of Nazi Germany of the 1930's??
Except they're in charge of the ovens this time??
It's because of faulty Zionist units like you.
LOL-you are such a drama queen-There is no pressure on Israel--Kerry has been to Israel 10 times and the so called Palestinians have told him to get out and they are not negotiating, no deal. I would like to see the ovens-you must have pictures. Are you sure they aren't microwaves now? O'bama is a putz-he can't negotiate with his own people in the USA-get over yourself, he is going to do nothing.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1071652 Jan 30, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Poverty in Illinois is the same as it was in 1960--so tell me again how a general assembly controlled by democrats for 40 years has done anything to help anyone? billions of dollars have been thrown at the poor and yet--same amount of poverty. Your analogy is flawed. Numbers do not lie.
9 of the 10 poorest stats are red. while sucking it up from the blue states.

wanna try another analogy?

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1071654 Jan 30, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You see? I said he wouldn't get it!!!
What is your point?

Casino Revenues fell when the recession hit bottoming out in 2009. Since they have been growing and are almost back to they were in early 2007 under the George W Bush administration.

So if you & your dumbf*ck buddy are arguing Obama's economy made people gamble then you are liars because statistics show the revenue is not more than under Bush.

But hey, the idea your dumbf*k buddy Galt used the example of a closed steel mill turned casino definitely meant he was blaming that change on Obama.

But hey. one thing I love about you right whiners, you make stupid, inaccurate uninformed posts & then run from them when you are proven wrong.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1071656 Jan 30, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>how's that "minority opinion" with regard to ObamaCare? I dont' recall you ever posting it.
If Democrats had their way everyone would be paid the same wage, except for Democrat politicans. I've yet to hear Clinton say he'll give a speech for minimum wage pay.
you do realize you have very little room to pick and chose polls that show that any right wing cause is in the majority, don't you?

they rest of us sure do.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1071657 Jan 30, 2014
Diogenes' lamp will never locate a Democrat if this is true...

Nat Cultural Values Survey
Conducted in 2006...of 2000 people...

QUESTION:
"I would go along with my friends and pay the smaller (and incorrect) tab?"

D-28 percent
R-17 percent

Fried, J.(2008). "Democrats and Republicans: Rhetoric and Reality".
algora publishing, pg 200
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1071658 Jan 30, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>LOL-you are such a drama queen-There is no pressure on Israel--Kerry has been to Israel 10 times and the so called Palestinians have told him to get out and they are not negotiating, no deal. I would like to see the ovens-you must have pictures. Are you sure they aren't microwaves now? O'bama is a putz-he can't negotiate with his own people in the USA-get over yourself, he is going to do nothing.
lol! The reich wingers can't negotiate with ThEIR own people son.

And the minority of that group are nothing but party hijacking terrorist thugs!!!!

I love this comedy channel1
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1071659 Jan 30, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what was considered poverty back then is far different from what poverty is considered now.
the poor in the US are far better of now than they were then.
My have things changed. Back then the idea was to help people grow out of poverty, now the goal for Obama & Democrats who have morphed into socialists is to get them perpetually dependent on government programs so the Democrats have captive voters for life.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1071660 Jan 30, 2014
Global Warming? Lying leftwing idiots.

U.S braces itself for coldest month of the century with yet another Arctic blast as fears grow for Super Bowl Sunday

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