Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1405563 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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M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1096267 Mar 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
All one has to do is look at blue states like New York and blue cities like Detroit to know the War on Poverty is a failure.
So why do liberals want to keep the poor in "poverty traps"?
Shouldn't we be listening to other solutions from the other side to help them escape it?
Why is the new liberal Mayor of New York City living up to his campaign promise to destroy successful charter schools? These schools are in most cases, the only way out of poverty for minority children.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1096268 Mar 12, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
That you were so desperate for attention you bought a wife??
I can understand that an idiot like DB would find it necessary to buy a bride, and then to come on here and brag as if he really ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING...I guess that would be his MISSION ACCOMPLISHED...kinda SAD. The boy isn't smart enough to have any shame.
dem

United States

#1096269 Mar 12, 2014
Hey dumb carol why do your charter schools need government subsidies?
dem

United States

#1096270 Mar 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>Guess I'll just have to ask the question directly and start with you.

Raising the income tax which affected everyone's take home pay and also raising taxes on more of everything we consume isn't helping the economy or unemployment. In fact, the economy is just barely crawling and unemployment is getting worse among minorities.

Why do you support these policies?
Why do you support the obstructionists at the core of the turtle like pace of the recovery?

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1096271 Mar 12, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>Do you really expect the biased media to extensively report Obama's many distortions the way they would have had it been Romney, Palin, Bush or McCain?
See in LibLand (like in Orwell's 1984), lies are called approximations.
"Mr. Obama was upfront in his memoir that dialogue in the book was “an approximation” and that some of the characters in his book had been compressed or combined. But the specifics had remained mostly unknown. In his book, Mr. Maraniss documents several of the efforts by Mr. Obama to invent or alter characters to help his narrative.
The most dramatic was that of Mr. Obama’s New York girlfriend. In the book by Mr. Maraniss, the president acknowledges that some of the events he describes as taking place with the New York girlfriend actually took place with another woman he dated in Chicago.
“Like many characters in the memoir, he introduced her to advance a theme, another thread of thought in his musings about race,” Mr. Maraniss writes in the book.
The book by Mr. Maraniss, who is also the author of a biography about Bill Clinton, is not the first effort by journalists to examine Mr. Obama’s telling of his own life story.
In 2008, Serge Kovaleski, a New York Times reporter, interviewed friends of Mr. Obama’s from college and high school who questioned the scenes in Mr. Obama’s memoir about smoking marijuana and trying cocaine as a youth.
“Friends, classmates and mentors from his high school and Occidental recalled Mr. Obama as being grounded, motivated and poised, someone who did not appear to be grappling with any drug problems and seemed to dabble only with marijuana,” Mr. Kovaleski wrote.
Mr. Maraniss offers a third view, describing Mr. Obama as part of a “choom gang,” a group of high school basketball buddies in Hawaii who frequently smoked marijuana.
Last year, a former New York Times reporter, Janny Scott, wrote a book that raised questions about Mr. Obama’s frequently mentioned story about his mother’s battles with insurance companies at the end of her life.
“I will never forget my own mother, as she fought cancer in her final months, having to worry about whether her insurance would refuse to pay for her treatment,” Mr. Obama said in 2009, as he campaigned for passage of his health care program.
Ms. Scott’s research suggested that Mr. Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was covered by health insurance at the time, and was instead denied disability coverage that would have helped to pay expenses that were not covered by insurance.
Aides to Mr. Obama last year said the book confirmed the basic facts of the stories that the president told about his mother, including the health care expenses that she struggled to pay.
The campaign for president this year is unlikely to turn on questions about Mr. Obama’s memoir. Both presidential campaigns have said they believe the American people are focused on the country’s struggling economic fortunes."
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/19...
Of course.
So maybe the woman was in Chicago? This is your "OMG OMG OMG the lie!.The Lies OMG OMG" moment?

Now you claim Obama lied about trying harder drugs? So, your source check with every friend? Or do you think maybe only a few knew.

Ann Dunham was covered.Obama never said she wasn't. I guess you never had to fight with insurance companies to get bills paid because claims were initially denied.

So that is all you had. What a joke.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1096273 Mar 12, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Sell your million dollar California mansion and buy your Latino neighbors some insurance!
You should buy your mules some insurance son....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1096274 Mar 12, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>our republican party congresswoman? yes.
again, i don't know of any tea party people in elected positions.
You are probably unaware of this....

Saul Alinsky commands the Democrats to make it appear as if all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.
To execute this strategy, there can only be two sides. Having the TEA Party existing as a real world fact upsets that strategy.
And that is why you're being indoctrinated to pretend the TEA Party doesn't exist.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1096275 Mar 12, 2014
flack wrote:
I post the above to make a point. Do you know what it is?
You're blaming Obama for exactly what this time?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1096276 Mar 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
Under Carter and stagflation, unemployment went almost into the two digits. Under Reagan, it steadily declined to just above 5%.
When GHW Bush listened to Democrats and raised taxes, employment crept up again to 7%.
Under Clinton's Republican-controlled Congress for six years, unemployment again steadily declined down to 4%.
After 9/11, unemployment rose to almost 6% but steadily declined again after GW Bush lowered taxes to just above 5%.
After Democrats took control of Congress in 2007, unemployment began to rise again until the economic fallout and up to the present day seven years later.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/...
See for yourself.
amazing. 96% unemployment in your world because democrats were in charge.

I won't ask for historical references as usual. Since you won't have any... as usual....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1096277 Mar 12, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Georgia’s Episcopal bishops sign statement opposing Republican ‘guns in church’ bill
Supporters of this bill claim our current quite expansive gun laws are not expansive enough,” wrote Revs. Robert C. Wright and Scott Anson Benhase.“They claim that if only the ‘bad guys’ have guns, then the ‘good guys’ cannot stop them. As one State Representative who sponsored the bill said:‘Gun free zones that are created by well-meaning laws are gun-free to the good guys only. The bad part of our society does not care.’”
“Our Christian Faith has a more complex understanding of ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys,’” said the clergymen.“People who had no criminal record and had a legal right to their weapons have perpetrated almost all of the recent tragic shootings in houses of worship and schools. They were ‘good guys’ until they weren’t.”
“This bill solves nothing and it only creates the potential for more gun violence, not less, to say nothing of increasing political polarization in Georgia,” said the letter.“Please join us in praying for our elected representatives and all those who hold the public trust that they would act wisely on behalf of all Georgians.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/12/georgia...
no law should prohibit guns in churches, nor should any law prohibit churches (or any other private property) from prohibiting guns on their premises....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1096278 Mar 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess I'll just have to ask the question directly and start with you.
Raising the income tax which affected everyone's take home pay and also raising taxes on more of everything we consume isn't helping the economy or unemployment. In fact, the economy is just barely crawling and unemployment is getting worse among minorities.
Why do you support these policies?
You should probably ask someone who didn't die of brain cancer... twice.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1096279 Mar 12, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
America’s Role in the World and Public Opinion
A new WSJ/NBC News poll (via Sullivan) contains some interesting findings that show how much of a political liability support for activist foreign policy is becoming. Respondents were asked about voting for candidates for Congress, they were given a list of different traits and positions, and then asked if they would be more or less likely to vote for the candidate because of each one. On foreign policy, these were some of the results:
One area of agreement among respondents of either party was on whether the U.S. should reassert itself on the world stage. Adults surveyed were less likely to support a candidate who wants to see the U.S. assume an expanded role in policing foreign conflicts and more likely to support one who doesn’t. Republicans, Democrats and independents showed more agreement on those questions than many others.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
There is very little popular support for the idea that the U.S. is not doing enough in the world. The most surprising thing is that there is still any support for such a view after the last decade. There is not much incentive for politicians to be demanding a more activist role in the world, and there is no advantage with voters in being an advocate for doing even more than the U.S. already does, but virtually all leading Republicans are still wedded to demanding something that at least half their party doesn’t want.
You should look at the actual poll - especially Questions 4, 5, 6 and 22.

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/docume...

While most Americans don't have a problem downsizing the military in places where they're not as needed, most Americans still don't like this president or his health care law.

And the vast majority still think we're on the wrong track.
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1096280 Mar 12, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
You idiots on the right have no clue about Obama's healthcare plan. You all are basically a bunch of parrot heads. Repetitious clowns that don't possess the ability for self thought. If you morons would help any where near as much as you hinder the America people would be far better off. We desperately need healthcare. The Republican party has never been for the poor or working class, since the baggers came along they have become the biggest threat to civil unrest that we have ever seen. How anyone that draws Social Security or gets medi-care could ever vote Republican is a mystery.
Obama has no clue about Obama's healthcare plan.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1096281 Mar 12, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Ron Paul is also a Republican libertarian, who understands that the Libertarian Party has become a stooge operation for the DemoKKKrats....
I wish the tea party would actually form their own party so they don't leech off someone else.

It's like they hate themselves.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1096282 Mar 12, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>that doesn't work in today's world businesses need standards if they are to work across the nation.
remember the light bulb deal? how the light bulb industry totally supported the new regulations and why? because they didn't want 50 different regulations on efficiency?
when you deal with the modern real world, your conclusions will actually make sense.
it is this real world that made the TEA party irrelevant.....
Or, maybe they wanted the government to force everyone to buy lightbulbs from them at 10 times the cost of the existing product.
dem

United States

#1096283 Mar 12, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>Why is the new liberal Mayor of New York City living up to his campaign promise to destroy successful charter schools? These schools are in most cases, the only way out of poverty for minority children.
Lol!
Charter schools expel the troubled minorities.
Then they end up in real public schools where they ruin the averages thus making charters look better.
Only a stupid tea bag racist beitch like you would pretend to care about minorities.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1096284 Mar 12, 2014
In_Cold_Blood wrote:
<quoted text>
Charities, not corporations. Research conservative donations if you dare.
BTW, corporations are not only run by people, they employ millions of people.
Your president has executed - assassinated - an American citizen WITHOUT due process. What does THAT make you believe? He's cool?
Who would that be son?
dem

United States

#1096285 Mar 12, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>no law should prohibit guns in churches, nor should any law prohibit churches (or any other private property) from prohibiting guns on their premises....
Like an airplane? Right hillbilly jagoff!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1096286 Mar 12, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>funny thing about those libertarian views is they mean whatever the person saying them have them wants them to mean, usually.
there is a libertarian party. and they have a platform. does Sen. Paul hold those views or not....
if
the Libertarian Party has an attractive platform, but their platform is meaningless because they can't elect a dogcatcher.....

their only function is to split the Conservative vote to elect DemoKKKrats....

the 2013 Virginia Governor election is a perfect example....
dem

United States

#1096287 Mar 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>You should probably ask someone who didn't die of brain cancer... twice.
Or a little jagoff that buys women.

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