Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1684248 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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No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1140193 May 22, 2014
Jean wrote:
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Too right! Caring would be sending them into war ..in the middle of the hotbed of generations of ethnic, political and religious war...in haste when there was no need for haste...in search of weapons of mass destruction when there were no weapons of mass destruction...without the proper weapons, body armor and protective vehicles. AND NO FRIGGIN EXIT PLAN!
And then right ing hypocrites like you say cut the budget for Veterans Care.....that their war of choice precipitated!
Get lost stupid.
The miserable index is running extra high this week for the the sold out liberal, since hope and change has turned out to be dud and a fraud you idiot..

You get what you voted for loser... Liberalism is dead November 2014..

It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1140194 May 22, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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no citation.....so you are just a pundit....with a stinky opinion....
lol

since you seem to have no research skills of any sort i'll help you out.

The jobs numbers are based on a monthly survey of employers for the 12th of each month, but the initial reports are revised as more employers complete their survey over the following couple of months. A fuller census of employment and wages is conducted quarterly and is considered more accurate, so BLS eventually adjusts the monthly numbers to reflect that accuracy. Here are the latest numbers:

Number of jobs as of January, 1993, a week before Clinton took office: 109.725 million.

Number of jobs as of Jan. 2001, a week before Clinton left office: 132.469 million

Net Gain under Clinton: 22.7 million jobs.

Now for Bush, who succeeded Clinton in the White House. As already noted, the nation had 132.469 million jobs as he was taking office.

Number of jobs on Jan. 12, 2009, a week before Bush left office: 133.549 million.

Net gain under Bush: 1.08 million jobs.

OK, but what about Brown’s claim that incomes went up under Clinton?

The numbers bear this out, too. BLS data, adjusted for inflation, show that average weekly wages grew by 21 percent from the start of Clinton’s first term to the end of his second term. They grew by only 2 percent under Bush’s two terms.

Is it fair to compare job growth under these presidents? Just in case we were missing some context – because these numbers seemed to turn conventional wisdom of its head -- we ran this by Dan Mitchell, an economist and fan of fiscal restraint who works as a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, a libertarian-oriented think tank. Mitchell said he didn’t find the numbers surprising. Luck and the economic cycle played a role in both presidencies, but the officeholders’ policies played bigger roles, he said. Citing free-trade agreements, welfare reform and deregulation in the telecommunications and agriculture industries, Mitchell said that Clinton’s economic policies were actually geared more to free markets than Bush’s, and the results speak for themselves.

http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/201...
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1140195 May 22, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! And yet, when remove your opinions and simply you look at the facts and reality of the situation, things are much different!!!
Doubt if this will happen any time soon with Carol.
She drinks the kool aide
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1140196 May 22, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Intelligent Design. It's gaining traction in the scientific world because science, nature and the spiritual world are all intertwined anyway and a lot of scientists are beginning to figure it out.
Traction???

ROFLMAO
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1140197 May 22, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Just explain the protective ring around our planet - in scientific terms, of course - that keeps the sun from burning us to a crisp.
And no one is "eliminating" science. Most scientists are "eliminating" all other possible theories besides their own secular explanations.
But that's changing. Thank goodness.
5th grade science class.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140198 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Has Biggest Slump Since November ’08'

'The 10 groups in the S&P 500 fell between 1.7 percent and 5.6 percent'

' Ford Motor Co.(F), Dow Chemical Co.(DOW) and Caterpillar Inc.(CAT) slumped at least 5.1 percent, pacing losses in stocks most- tied to the economy.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-07/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140199 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
NO CITATION??? Are you serious???
of course I am and stop calling me serious....

Since: Jan 11

Albany, GA

#1140200 May 22, 2014
Jean wrote:
<quoted text>
Too right! Caring would be sending them into war ..in the middle of the hotbed of generations of ethnic, political and religious war...in haste when there was no need for haste...in search of weapons of mass destruction when there were no weapons of mass destruction...without the proper weapons, body armor and protective vehicles. AND NO FRIGGIN EXIT PLAN!
And then right ing hypocrites like you say cut the budget for Veterans Care.....that their war of choice precipitated!
Get lost stupid.
Although I agree with your assessment of the war, I believe his point was the Obama administration was considering a plan that would cause vets to pay for their health care.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1140201 May 22, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton benefitted by a tech boom. Jobs were created by increased commerce as did the revenue surplus.
Don't forget the penny stock boom__LMAO
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140202 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Has Biggest Slump Since November ’08'

Aug 8, 2011 11:31 AM CT

'Bank of America Corp.(BAC) tumbled 15 percent to lead a gauge of financial companies lower. Energy shares had the second-biggest decline in the S&P 500, sinking 4.4 percent as oil fell to an eight-month low.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-07/u-s-...
TPRTY

United States

#1140203 May 22, 2014
Jean wrote:
<quoted text>
AND NO FRIGGIN EXIT PLAN!
And then right ing hypocrites like you say cut the budget for Veterans Care.....that their war of choice precipitated!
Get lost stupid.
From 2009 - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

Afghanistan...the ¨good¨ war, the ¨right¨ war.-- Barack Hussein Obama

What is Obama's ¨FRIGGIN EXIT PLAN¨ for the good war?

You are lost, stupid.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140204 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Has Biggest Slump Since November ’08'

Aug 8, 2011 11:31 AM CT

'The S&P 500 fell 3.7 percent to 1,154.64 at 12:29 p.m. in New York. The gauge slumped 8.5 percent in three days...'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-07/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140205 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Has Biggest Slump Since November ’08'

Aug 8, 2011 11:31 AM CT

'The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 339.33 points, or 3 percent, to 11,105.28.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-07/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140206 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Has Biggest Slump Since November ’08'

Aug 8, 2011 11:31 AM CT

'The Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index of 30 stocks tumbled 4.8 percent. The Dow Jones Transportation Average, which is also a proxy for the economy, retreated 4 percent. Ford sank 6.8 percent to $10.10. Dow Chemical fell 7 percent to $28.10. Caterpillar decreased 5.1 percent to $86.33.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-07/u-s-...

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1140207 May 22, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
If Liberals would stop smoking Pot they might be able to remember that good ole Clinton Economy!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen....
The Bill Clinton economy!!!!!
'U.S. stocks whipped by losses'
October 27, 1997: 6:53 p.m. ET'
'The Dow transports index was also battered, losing 234.56, or 7.24 percent, to 3,004.58 -- its largest one-day point decline ever.'
http://money.cnn.com/1997/10/27/markets/marke...
Apparently your sober empty head forgot the surplus Clinton left America before your friend Bush sent the economy spinning into a recession while spending the surplus and creating a massive debt.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140208 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Has Biggest Slump Since November ’08'

Aug 8, 2011 11:31 AM CT

'The KBW Bank Index of 24 stocks slumped 5.7 percent. Bank of America dropped 15 percent, the most in the S&P 500, to $6.98. American International Group Inc.(AIG) disclosed plans to sue the largest U.S. lender by assets over allegedly faulty mortgages.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-07/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140209 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Has Biggest Slump Since November ’08'

Aug 8, 2011 11:31 AM CT

GOLD $1700 and ounce!!!!!!!

'Gold climbed to more than $1,700 an ounce for the first time amid concern that the global economy is slowing. Oil and copper tumbled. Exxon Mobil dropped 2.6 percent to $72.89. Chevron Corp.(CVX) decreased 3.8 percent to'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-07/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140210 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we will eventually have to stop blaming Bush for the economy' economy is on fire!

'U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Has Biggest Slump Since November ’08'

Aug 8, 2011 11:31 AM CT

'The S&P 500 retreated 11 percent from July 22 through Aug 5 amid concern about an economic slowdown. The benchmark gauge for American equities was still up 77 percent from a 12-year low through Aug. 5 following government stimulus measures and higher-than-estimated corporate earnings.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-07/u-s-...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1140211 May 22, 2014
Socialist underachiever for sure!
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
There are several interrelated protective shields to our "Goldie-lock" orbit. "IF" you are trully interested. Then do some actual research. To spew some hocus pocus belief will not suffice.
Jean

Newburgh, NY

#1140212 May 22, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Although I agree with your assessment of the war, I believe his point was the Obama administration was considering a plan that would cause vets to pay for their health care.
A discredited assertion..
"As reported by the Washington Post and others including Fox News, the Obama administration met with several veterans groups on March 16 and floated the idea of saving taxpayers $540 million by billing veterans’ private insurance companies for treatment of conditions connected to their military service, including war injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs currently bills these insurance companies for treatment of non-service-related conditions.
But as administration officials made clear at the time, there was no proposal to force veterans to pay for treatment for their own injuries, or to make them buy private insurance if they did not already have it. In fact, administration officials told FactCheck.org at the time that their proposal would have no financial impact on veterans at all.
"The idea … would result in no additional out-of-pocket costs to veterans even when their private insurance plans require deductibles before benefits are paid," one official told us in an exchange of e-mails." From fact check

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