Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1275338 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1122520 Apr 20, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Californians got screwed Enron 'stepped in' to cover their power deficit.
Then Enron decided to screw stock holders along with Arthur Anderson.
Speaking of Enron, how about a get out of jail free card?
"ByCharles WilbanksMoneyWatchJune 21, 2013, 4:36 PM
Ex-Enron CEO Jeff Skilling to leave prison early
(MoneyWatch) He can walk early, but not that early. Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling succeeded in getting his prison sentence reduced by 10 years as part of a court-ordered reduction.
"..."
old news, nobody cares....and you're clueless about the Enron story....

time to focus on real problems.....

middle class voters will punish DemoKKKrats in November for screwing them with ObamaKKKare.......
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1122523 Apr 21, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I found that you people are dumber than sh*t & you prove it every day. China has recognized its pollution problem & are working on rectifying it.
But even as they clean up existing facilities, more will need built to service those areas without electric service today.
"Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Premature Deaths in China"

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/world/asia/...

"In February, the State Council, China’s cabinet, announced a timeline for introducing new fuel standards, but state-owned oil and power companies are known to block or ignore environmental policies to save on costs. "
Arcand

Ashburn, VA

#1122524 Apr 21, 2014
Poverty and destruction are just the beginning. Two weeks ago, I had a ceremony, Sitting Bull, came in and he talked to me. Crazy Horse, he talked to me. Chief Big Foot also talked to me. And they asked me to
go to the seven council fires and to the council people and to warn all of these fires, within six months there’s going be a tidal wave that’s going to
wipe out Los Angeles. Within six months, there’s going to be an eruption in the northwest with the volcanoes. They say from the eruptions of these volcanoes, spewing ash everywhere and the Missouri River will be
destroyed. They say the water that we drink from the
ground is going to be no longer drinkable.
Arcand

Ashburn, VA

#1122525 Apr 21, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
"Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Premature Deaths in China"
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/world/asia/...
"In February, the State Council, China’s cabinet, announced a timeline for introducing new fuel standards, but state-owned oil and power companies are known to block or ignore environmental policies to save on costs. "
Seven council fires of Beijing.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1122526 Apr 21, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, the Bush years are over, especially when it comes to scrutiny.
The media scrutinized everything Bush said or did.
Obama, not.
Why she Quit CBS after a successful 20 year career:
Veteran correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who quit CBS News citing lack of support for her investigative reporting on Benghazi and other Obama administration scandals, told Fox News Channel’s Howard Kurtz that network news producers need to stand up to pressure from the White House on pursuing certain stories.
“There’s pressure coming to bear on journalists for just doing their jobs in ways that have never come to bear before,” Attkisson said in an extensive interview with Kurtz that aired this morning on his “Media Buzz” show. She added of the White House “campaign”:
It’s designed to have sort of a chilling effect, and to some degree has been somewhat successful in getting broadcast producers who really don’t want to deal with the headache of it [to conclude:]‘Why put on these controversial stories that we’re going to have to fight people on, when we can fill the broadcast with other perfectly decent stories that don’t ruffle the same feathers?’
The result, Attkisson said, is “a narrowing universe of stories that are desired by the broadcasts, and it leaves us sometimes with newscasts that don’t dig very deep.”
This isn’t a problem only at CBS News, nor does it pervade the news ranks there, Attkisson told Kurtz.
“The press in general seems to be pretty shy about challenging this administration, as if it’s making some sort of political statement rather than just doing our job as watchdogs.”
She didn’t run into the same kind of White House pressure and internal network resistance or criticism while covering controversial aspects of President George W. Bush’s two terms,
Attkisson said.”No one [within the network] accused me of being a mouthpiece for the liberals at that time.”
The Obama White House deploys an effective strategy of moving to “controversialize” aggressive reporters by complaining about “perfectly factual, legitimate” stories such as the administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi rather than directly address the facts. She added:
I think it borders on inappropriate if it’s sort of a campaign to stop and influence and manipulate the reporting. Rather than providing the public information — the information that we own — it’s just a lot of obfuscation, accusations, saying things are phony scandals, bogus, not real, giving misinformation and false information.”
http://blog.heritage.org/2014/04/13/watch-sha...
Sharyl Attkisson should have been fired a long time ago for sloppy reporting.
She's been a shameless shill for the dangerously ignorant anti vaccination crowd.
Her story on 11 new Solyndras was riddled with inaccuracies including the fact that her report only listed seven and not all of them were being federally funded. Evergreen Solar for example did not receive a federal loan. Her story also neglects to reveal that the Default Rate For Loan Guarantee Program Is Much Less Than What Government Budgeted For Losses. Bloomberg reported that the government "planned for defaults of as much as 12.85 percent" for the loan guarantee program, and that as of now, the default rate "is less than 3.6 percent. CBS did not mention this fact.[Bloomberg News, 11/10/11]
Add that to her faulty, erroneous and sloppy reporting on Benghazi and the so called IRS scandal and you get the picture of a right wing hack trying to bend the facts around her own agenda.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1122527 Apr 21, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You rake leaves.. I live on the beach in Florida..
I have a better lifestyle than you..
It's the culture,,,
Sometimes...that raking leaves chit..is just the stuff off lunaTICS and looney toons!!

Like searching for a marble with a rake, on an acre of beach lol.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1122528 Apr 21, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Sharyl Attkisson should have been fired a long time ago for sloppy reporting.
She's been a shameless shill for the dangerously ignorant anti vaccination crowd.
Her story on 11 new Solyndras was riddled with inaccuracies including the fact that her report only listed seven and not all of them were being federally funded. Evergreen Solar for example did not receive a federal loan. Her story also neglects to reveal that the Default Rate For Loan Guarantee Program Is Much Less Than What Government Budgeted For Losses. Bloomberg reported that the government "planned for defaults of as much as 12.85 percent" for the loan guarantee program, and that as of now, the default rate "is less than 3.6 percent. CBS did not mention this fact.[Bloomberg News, 11/10/11]
Add that to her faulty, erroneous and sloppy reporting on Benghazi and the so called IRS scandal and you get the picture of a right wing hack trying to bend the facts around her own agenda.
Geez DUHPont, are we going to pizz off Canada, for the sake of greed via snake slithering level poliTICal pandering now too?

WTH.

(KEYSTONE-Northern American continental oil FOR northern America, and JOBS-not divide, drain and welfarely WHINE against it!!)
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#1122529 Apr 21, 2014
Arcand wrote:
Poverty and destruction are just the beginning. Two weeks ago, I had a ceremony, Sitting Bull, came in and he talked to me. Crazy Horse, he talked to me. Chief Big Foot also talked to me. And they asked me to
go to the seven council fires and to the council people and to warn all of these fires, within six months there’s going be a tidal wave that’s going to
wipe out Los Angeles. Within six months, there’s going to be an eruption in the northwest with the volcanoes. They say from the eruptions of these volcanoes, spewing ash everywhere and the Missouri River will be
destroyed. They say the water that we drink from the
ground is going to be no longer drinkable.
Speaking of poliTICal looney-lunaTICness....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1122530 Apr 21, 2014
Hillary’s Numbers Plummet, Majority of Americans Still Want Answers on Benghazi

April 18, 2014 By Greg Campbell

Hillary

It appears that America is already souring on the idea of Hillary Clinton before she even runs. According to the Washington Post, Clinton is experiencing the worst approval ratings she has seen in six years while, at the same time, the GOP brand continues to rise in favorability amongst Americans.

Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research and GOP pollster Shaw & Company shows a 49% approval rating for Clinton with a 45% unfavorable rating.

The last time she enjoyed ratings this low was during the 2008 presidential primary as she and Sen. Barack Obama duked it out.

Though that appears far from disastrous, Hillary Clinton’s likely run for president in 2016 has a bit of a tailwind as many Americans want to see a female president in the White House. As we approach the 2016 elections, however, the GOP will come out strongly and very publicly against the former Secretary of State who has accumulated no significant political achievements, but still has the Benghazi scandal hanging around her neck.

After Islamic terrorists attacked our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, Secretary of State Clinton and other top State Department officials spun a ludicrous narrative concerning a YouTube video that was soundly rejected by the American public. After years of investigation, the scandal still remains at the forefront of political conversations, especially after Clinton infamously wondered during her Congressional testimony,“What difference, at this point, does it make?!”

According to the same polls, however, Americans appear to be warming to the Republican Party as we head into the midterms. 45% hold a favorable opinion, 45% hold an unfavorable opinion.

In October, only 30% held a favorable opinion of the GOP with 63% reporting an unfavorable opinion.

Furthermore, Clinton may encounter some significantly choppy waters as she approached her presidential bid as the majority of Americans believe that the government is hiding details about the Benghazi attack and the majority want Congress to continue to investigate.

Fox News reports,
Sixty percent of voters want lawmakers to keep investigating what happened in Benghazi. That’s down from 65 percent who felt that way in November, and a high of 73 percent in early June 2013.

A third opposes Congress continuing to investigate the attack (34 percent)…

By a margin of 61-26 percent, voters believe that the White House is “trying to cover-up” what happened in Benghazi rather than “being open and transparent.” Those views are mostly unchanged since last year.
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Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1122531 Apr 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
You state the land is close to grazing. The BLM doesn't care about the turtles because they trampled their dens, so what do you think the BLM wants the land for.
I and other posters have linked you the BLM report that states Bundy's cattle was interfering with a planned solar plant. I do not understand how you can continue your claim of 200 miles away.
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo...
What "planned solar plant"? The Chinese company ENN never planned a facility in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone. It was to be located near Laughlin, NV which is almost 200 miles from Bundy's ranch.

You people just can't stay focused. You whined and cried about Reid and the proposed Chinese Solar facility but when that conspiracy theory didn't pan out you moved your focus to the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone instead. Do you realize how desperate and ridiculous you sound?

FACT: "In June 2013, ENN said it was dumping their solar project because the “market will not support a project of this scale and nature at this time.” So right now, there is no massive Chinese-backed solar project in the works and certainly not one that requires the removal of Bundy’s cows."

FACT: "Bundy’s cattle have been grazing on land that Reid and Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., have targeted for future wilderness protections. Both Reid and Horsford have filed legislation to turn the Gold Butte area into a national conservation area. But this is entirely separate from the solar project. A conservation status discourages development, and it’s near impossible to greenlight a solar project on conservation land."

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/apr/17/f...

None of this changes the FACT that Bundy has been fighting the Federal Government since 1993. Trying to tie his fight to solar energy development is insane.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1122532 Apr 21, 2014
"We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples."
-- George Orwell, ANIMAL FARM

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1122533 Apr 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Liens can get the money back.
This isn't about getting the money back. This is about removing cattle from land that is not open to grazing. When will you get that through your thick scull? The "money" represents fines. Fines that continue to accrue as long as Bundy is illegally grazing cattle on public land.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1122534 Apr 21, 2014
A resolution to impeach Obama due to his defiance of the Constitution has been written by Congressman Tom Rice.
Boehner will lead the RINOs in an attempt to sabotage this, giving the visible impression that the Republicans are divided and incompetent, giving a publicity propaganda win to the Democrats.
Very obviously, the Constitution has been shredded by this Obama administration, with the conspiratial assistance of the Democrats and RINOs in Congress.
I would prefer Obama be impeached on specific charges, like the blatant violations of the law by the IRS, or blatant violation of the Constitution by the NSA, just for two of too many examples to list here. Let him beat one charge, then charge him again. Keep him tied up so he can't run interference for the Democrats' agenda to eliminate the constitutional government and replace it with a totalitarian dictatorship. If Obama has to spend the rest of his illegal tenure as President fighting a conviction in the Senate, the Democrats won't be able to conclude their rebellion against the Constitutional Republic.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1122536 Apr 21, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama has added more debt in five years than Bush added in eight...
and the economy still sucks.....
Well, at least you are no longer spreading that lie about Obama increasing the debt all previous 43 presidents combined. See, you are capable of learning.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1122537 Apr 21, 2014
April 19 marked the anniversary of the government's Waco disaster. Almost as if to celebrate it, the government executed a plan to slaughter an entire herd of cattle belonging to a rancher in Nevada.
Can anyone here tell us about some direct parallels of history between the Waco slaughter and the Bundy Ranch slaughter?
Hint: Who was in charge of the BATF when the government executed that illegal raid?(The former senior Senator of the state where the BATF executed the raid, the Secretary of the Treasury.)
The BLM planned to slaughter the entire Bundy herd in the home state of the Majority Leader of the Senate, the most powerful person in the Congress of the United States.
What ignorant buffoon doesn't think Harry Reid knew every detail of the plan to slaughter the entire herd belonging to Cliven Bundy before the raid began?
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1122538 Apr 21, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>What great news!
Did anywhere in that report mention that the really good hospitals would start accepting patients using Obamacare?
Or are cancer patients still doomed to the lesser hospitals and less quality care?
And because of this report, were all the exclusions and ObamaCare implementation delays reversed?
HEY STUPID! Obamacare isn't an insurance policy! Coverage purchased through the exchanges comes from the same companies that sell on the open market.
You're an idiot!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1122539 Apr 21, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
there was no violence at the Bundy ranch, just a peaceful protest......
There was no violence because the BLM recognized the volatility of the situation and, being out manned and out gunned, decided to back off until things settle down. They won't be out manned and out gunned next time they come.
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1122540 Apr 21, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
old news, nobody cares....and you're clueless about the Enron story....
time to focus on real problems.....
middle class voters will punish DemoKKKrats in November for screwing them with ObamaKKKare.......
Nobama-Galt will end up paying taxes that help his fellow Americans,
We feel his pain
-Angela

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1122541 Apr 21, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, at least you are no longer spreading that lie about Obama increasing the debt all previous 43 presidents combined. See, you are capable of learning.
Amount Each President Added to the Debt per Fiscal Year Since 1960:

President Barack Obama: Added $5.081 trillion, a 44% increase to the $11.657 trillion debt level attributable to President Bush at the end of his last budget, FY 2009.

FY 2013 -$672 billion.
FY 2012 -$1.276 trillion.
FY 2011 -$1.229 trillion.
FY 2010 -$1.652 trillion.
FY 2009 -$253 billion.(Congress passed the Economic Stimulus Act, which spent $253 billion in FY 2009. This rare occurrence should be added to President Obama's contribution to the debt.)
President George W. Bush: Added $5.849 trillion, a 101% increase to the $5.8 trillion debt level at the end of Clinton's last budget, FY 2001.
FY 2009 -$1.632 trillion.(Bush's deficit without the impact of the Economic Stimulus Act).
FY 2008 -$1.017 trillion.
FY 2007 -$501 billion.
FY 2006 -$574 billion.
FY 2005 -$554 billion.
FY 2004 -$596 billion.
FY 2003 -$555 billion.
FY 2002 -$421 billion.
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1122542 Apr 21, 2014
flack wrote:
"We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples."
-- George Orwell, ANIMAL FARM
ah Your Media elite leading the party to destruction since 2006?
You may need elected leaders rather than talk show talking heads?

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