Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1681964 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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ReadyForHillary

Mountain View, CA

#1159227 Jul 1, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Well, gee wiz. You figured that out all by yourself, eh?
Liberals have been chasing the Golden Goose with an ax for the last 100 years but it always seemed to slip away to the safety of a State controlled by rational people or a country that executes Liberals for entertainment. But now that we've got the Magic Negro in the Oval Office, Gale King does her amateur worst on Liberal Media, the Knockout Game continues unabated in many forms and our Shovel-Ready President stands there wearing a pink apron with a Tulip Bulb Garden Tool in his hands while the economy teeters on a knife-edge.
The Golden Goose needs an advocate and 6-Inch Nails for teeth.
And Vladimir Putin at his side.
. And when was the last time you heard the term recession on Obama's second turn? No, you haven't, George W. Bush gave us just that for 8 years!!
ReadyForHillary

Mountain View, CA

#1159228 Jul 1, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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If Texas ever falls to Liberalism, we should just give it to the illegal Mexicans and call Mexico City. It'll be over and Santa Anna will be laughing.
take it to the bank that Texas will be Blue by 2020.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1159229 Jul 1, 2014
ReadyForHillary wrote:
<quoted text>. And when was the last time you heard the term recession on Obama's second turn? No, you haven't, George W. Bush gave us just that for 8 years!!
Bush-Bashing as a diversionary technique has fallen out of favor.

Try something else like maybe an Economic Derecho? Maybe a 'severe winter'?
Maybe it's Putin's fault?!!

I think I hear the Magic Negro screaming of his abject failures that "The Devil made me do it!"

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1159230 Jul 1, 2014
ReadyForHillary wrote:
<quoted text> take it to the bank that Texas will be Blue by 2020.
Which bank? the Rio Grande?

Probably. Illegal Mexicans vote and vote often.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1159231 Jul 1, 2014
ReadyForHillary wrote:
<quoted text> take it to the bank that Texas will be Blue by 2020.
You'd better get some sleep.

The Welfare Office opens at 8:00AM and the growers will be looking for illegals to pick lettuce later on. You could get a free breakfast at McDonald's if you promise to vote the way the local Democratic Party wants you to. So much opportunity in America!

And it's all illegal.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1159232 Jul 1, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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What part of that poster's comment "a million a month are dropping out of the workforce" didn't you understand?
The economy wasn't so bad under Bush. Unemployment remained low. His policies recovered the economy after 9/11 within two years.
The economy tanked because the banks and Wall Street couldn't recover from Carter's CRA and expanded under Clinton.
Of course, the democrats had a meltdown when asked to rein in Fannie and Freddie, who was the sugar daddy for many of them. Much more so than for republicans.
So you don't hold them responsible for anything?
Are you still trying to push that hogwash Carol?
For one thing that one million a month dropping out of the workforce is wildly inflated. Since 2007 12.6 million have left the workforce so that means on an average month 150,000 have left the workforce. 44% of those are retirees, 23% are disabled and 20% are in school. Only 11% are discouraged workers who quit trying to find a job.
The economy under Bush was overheated, based mostly on the ballooning housing market and wasn't sustainable in the long run. By the way Carol, who allowed 9/11 to happen in the first place?
The Community Reinvestment Act, passed in 1977, requires banks to lend in the low-income neighborhoods where they take deposits. Just the idea that a lending crisis created from 2004 to 2007 was caused by a 1977 law is silly. But it’s even more ridiculous when you consider that most subprime loans were made by firms that aren’t subject to the CRA. University of Michigan law professor Michael Barr testified back in February before the House Committee on Financial Services that 50% of subprime loans were made by mortgage service companies not subject comprehensive federal supervision and another 30% were made by affiliates of banks or thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations. As former Fed Governor Ned Gramlich said in an August, 2007, speech shortly before he passed away:“In the subprime market where we badly need supervision, a majority of loans are made with very little supervision. It is like a city with a murder law, but no cops on the beat.”
The Bush administration has been weakening CRA enforcement and the law’s reach since the day it took office. The CRA was at its strongest in the 1990s, under the Clinton administration, a period when subprime loans performed quite well. It was only after the Bush administration cut back on CRA enforcement that problems arose, a timing issue which should stop those blaming the law dead in their tracks. The Federal Reserve, too, did nothing but encourage the wild west of lending in recent years. It wasn’t until the middle of 2007 that the Fed decided it was time to crack down on abusive practices in the subprime lending market. Oops.
You keep ignoring the fact that while the housing bubble ballooned beyond sustainability the Republicans held power in both houses of Congress and the White House.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1159233 Jul 1, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Horror of horrors! Christians participating in the political process! Head for the hills, Realtime! It can't possibly get any worse!
But don't forget your hammer and sickle. A tool needs the proper tools to cultivate a new culture of intolerance and hatred.
Maybe you'll get to build the first gulag and be given the opportunity to throw me and George H.W. Bush in it.
That would be a dream come true for you, wouldn't it?
Those like Ralph Reed, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson don't represent the majority of Christians and those who criticize them aren't necessarily communists you clueless twit.
It's these right wing Faux Christians like you that have been cultivating intolerance against those not like you. You can believe what you want Carol but you can't force your narrow beliefs on the rest of the population or base laws on those beliefs.
Donnie

United States

#1159234 Jul 1, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Are you still trying to push that hogwash Carol?
For one thing that one million a month dropping out of the workforce is wildly inflated. Since 2007 12.6 million have left the workforce so that means on an average month 150,000 have left the workforce. 44% of those are retirees, 23% are disabled and 20% are in school. Only 11% are discouraged workers who quit trying to find a job.
The economy under Bush was overheated, based mostly on the ballooning housing market and wasn't sustainable in the long run. By the way Carol, who allowed 9/11 to happen in the first place?
The Community Reinvestment Act, passed in 1977, requires banks to lend in the low-income neighborhoods where they take deposits. Just the idea that a lending crisis created from 2004 to 2007 was caused by a 1977 law is silly. But it’s even more ridiculous when you consider that most subprime loans were made by firms that aren’t subject to the CRA. University of Michigan law professor Michael Barr testified back in February before the House Committee on Financial Services that 50% of subprime loans were made by mortgage service companies not subject comprehensive federal supervision and another 30% were made by affiliates of banks or thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations. As former Fed Governor Ned Gramlich said in an August, 2007, speech shortly before he passed away:“In the subprime market where we badly need supervision, a majority of loans are made with very little supervision. It is like a city with a murder law, but no cops on the beat.”
The Bush administration has been weakening CRA enforcement and the law’s reach since the day it took office. The CRA was at its strongest in the 1990s, under the Clinton administration, a period when subprime loans performed quite well. It was only after the Bush administration cut back on CRA enforcement that problems arose, a timing issue which should stop those blaming the law dead in their tracks. The Federal Reserve, too, did nothing but encourage the wild west of lending in recent years. It wasn’t until the middle of 2007 that the Fed decided it was time to crack down on abusive practices in the subprime lending market. Oops.
You keep ignoring the fact that while the housing bubble ballooned beyond sustainability the Republicans held power in both houses of Congress and the White House.
After repeated attempts by Bush and law makers from the evil republican party to address the housing bubble democrats Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd along with their fellow democrats fought tooth and nail to NOT reign in Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac's unsustainability. Barney Frank testified there was NO financial problem with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and his fellow democrat Christopher Dodd agreed. The duo claimed the mean old white republicans wanted to denied good folks a home and would put them out on the street.

SO NOTHING GOT DONE.

The bubble burst huge numbers of people lost homes they never should have purchased in the first place and the U.S. Taxpayer is left holding the bad debt.

And Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd both retired with huge benefits and NO RESPONSIBILITY for their equal complicity in the financial disaster.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1159235 Jul 1, 2014
Olive Oil wrote:
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Evangelical Christians should not be coming under attack from the Conservative/Republican Party, I agree.
The leftist Secularists and Muslims, who are now demanding privilege status, are doing all they can to demonize Christianity.
In the White Privilege Conferences Christianity is now deemed an intolerant system of institutionalized hate and NOT a Faith or Religion.
Yet Islam is well tolerated. Even venerated.
Did leftists forget, Islam does not "tolerate" homosexuality or abortion either.
Yet Christianity comes under fire regarding these very same issues.
So why the demonization of Christianity? Last thing the Republican Party needs is to align with those who are already persecuting Christian values.
The Conservative/Republican Party can not afford this schism of Religion/Faith dividing
those who share core beliefs, as you have so eloquently pointed out.
Another nitwit trying to equate right wing Christian theocrats with Christians as a whole.
Secularists and Muslims are not seeking any kind of privileged status you damned liar; they already hold equal status under the law. It's right wing evangelicals that want a special status by trying to incorporate their narrow religious views into the law and impose them on the rest of us.
That Muslims are also intolerant against gays' lesbians and abortion is totally irrelevant. In a secular nation religious biases are not recognized under the law. Neither the Bible nor the Koran are the ruling documents of this country; the Constitution is.
You're an idiot Olive; you always have been and always will be!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1159236 Jul 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Get it straight Dave. I stated a book released last year claims that FDR's policies extended the stagnation of the Great Depression.
The 2008 recession ended in 6/09
Only a dumbass right winger refers to some "book" without disclosing it's title or who the author is.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1159237 Jul 1, 2014
Donnie wrote:
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After repeated attempts by Bush and law makers from the evil republican party to address the housing bubble democrats Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd along with their fellow democrats fought tooth and nail to NOT reign in Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac's unsustainability. Barney Frank testified there was NO financial problem with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and his fellow democrat Christopher Dodd agreed. The duo claimed the mean old white republicans wanted to denied good folks a home and would put them out on the street.
SO NOTHING GOT DONE.
The bubble burst huge numbers of people lost homes they never should have purchased in the first place and the U.S. Taxpayer is left holding the bad debt.
And Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd both retired with huge benefits and NO RESPONSIBILITY for their equal complicity in the financial disaster.
Debunked right wing nonsense.

Only fools and trolls continue to post bs.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1159238 Jul 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
That crazy Lois Lerner
She accidentally receives Grassley's invitation to an IRS event and her first reaction is hey let's audit him.
It is explained to her that it is not justified
http://waysandmeans.house.gov/uploadedfiles/i...
Wrong moron here's what actually occurred;
A misleading Associated Press (AP) headline sparked a storm of right-wing media accusations that former IRS official Lois Lerner targeted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for audit, though records only show that Lerner asked an expert a legal question about an event invitation sent to Grassley and the subject of her inquiry was unclear.
Right-wing media jumped to parrot a June 25 AP headline that claimed newly released emails show "IRS Official Sought Audit of GOP Senator." The Drudge Report linked to the AP story with the claim "IRS Lerner Targeted GOP Senator," the Daily Caller argued that newly discovered emails from Lerner show "the former IRS Exempt Organizations director's attempt to audit GOP Sen. Chuck," and The Washington Times claimed that Lerner "tried to get her agency to conduct an audit" of Grassley. On the June 26 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox host Steve Doocy said Lerner decided "I've got to target that guy, even though she didn't have any of the facts."
But as the actual AP article pointed out, the email exchange between Lerner and Giuliano does not support the claims forwarded in its own headline and by right-wing media. Lerner initially asked if an event organizer's offer to pay for Grassley's wife to attend an event warranted examination. Lerner mentioned the possibility that the offer was inappropriate but did not specify whether she was suggesting that Grassley should be examined:
Is this the one where we got the copy to Grassley? Did he get one to me? Looked like they were inappropriately offering to pay for his wife. Perhaps we should refer to Exam?
Giuliano was similarly focused on the event host. He noted that that the invitation from the group was not enough to warrant sending the issue to the IRS Exam Department, because Grassley had not yet accepted the invitation, and said the issue would only warrant further investigation if Grassley later failed to report the offer as income. In her response, Lerner didn't indicate interest in pursuing the issue further.
So Lerner questioned whether a group had done something wrong, talked to a colleague, and then dropped the whole thing.
You're an idiot Rox Lo; you always have been and always will be!
Patriot

Denver, CO

#1159239 Jul 1, 2014
Get the word out!!

The Louisiana Bayou Corne sinkhole has collapsed into the Aquifer! Oil, debris, and everything else which has flowed in, now confirmed to be in the aquifer.

This is now an issue for the entire region, not just Bayou Corne.. Brackish, polluted water flowing in to peoples normally clean aquifer water..
Professionals releasing a report today, July 1 2014, comparing the gas eruption at the sinkhole to quote "VOLCANIC, GEOTHERMAL, and EXPLOSIVE" events.

PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1159240 Jul 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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as you well know, Realslime, being a college student was virtually an automatic deferment (ask Plugs Biden)....and being married moved one down the priority list if not otherwise deferred....
serving as a missionary was considered similar to being a student....
then there were "critical skills" deferments, which in some places extended to police and school teachers.......
family and friends influence was rarely a factor (except for Bill Clinton)......
You're missing the whole point as usual dimwit. Mitt Romney was pro war and pro draft he was willing to talk the talk but left it to others to walk the walk and put themselves in harm's way.
And just who did Clinton have in his circle to influence anything moron? We do know that George W used his father's influence to get him into the TANG and a safe stateside assignment.
You're an idiot Galt; you always have been and always will be!

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1159241 Jul 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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" President Barack Obama's administration said on Monday it plans to work with and fund the new Palestinian unity government, and Israel immediately voiced its disappointment with the decision also criticized by some U.S. lawmakers.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a unity government on Monday in a reconciliation deal with Hamas Islamists, who advocate Israel's destruction.
The United States views Hamas as a "terrorist" organization and the U.S. Congress has imposed restrictions on funding for the Palestinian Authority, which typically runs at $500 million a year, in the event of a unity government.
Senior U.S. lawmakers said Washington should suspend aid until it is sure of the Islamist group's commitment to pursuing peace with Israel."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/us-...
To clarify here the unity government is composed of the Fatah-Hamas parties.
The Obama admin is claiming that this new unity party are technocrats and "does not include ministers affiliated with Hamas."
This does beg the question --If they are not associated with Hamas then why are they using the name? Why is the called a compromise with the Hamas Islamists if it is then going to be claimed they do not share their views?
Another example of whiner stupidity.

Funding he Palestinian government is not funding Hamas.

This is the same lie you told when you dipsticks claim Obama supported the Muslim Brotherhood when supporting Egypt.

It makes me laugh when you whiners are so desperate to find something wrong with the Obama Administration that you have to make up crap like this.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1159242 Jul 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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You need to get your emotions in check. Your attacks on me does not change the metrics.
Are you attempting to claim that a poverty number higher now than it was in 2008 indicates a "recovery'? That is not most people's concept of what a recovery is.
In 2009 14.3% of people were living in poverty by 2012 (four years later) the number was 15.0%--it states 15.9% but later reports state 15%.
http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr12-0...
2013 report states the poverty level remains unchanged. The number of people are 46.5 million.
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/...
You are argue the fine points but the reality is the poverty level is not changing and has actually went up since 2009
I was attacking your stupid post.

In June of 2008, the jobless effects of the Bush recession had hardly begun.

To use it as a starting point for your recovery is dumber than sh*t.

You compared todays poverty numbers with 2008. You did it, not me.

But hey, keep running away from your own posts.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1159243 Jul 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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The other poster was correct--
Both parties have abysmal ratings in Congress.
Obama also has piss poor approval ratings.
What is you point besides trying to split hairs?
Trying to compare Obama's rating to that of Congress is foolish. Congress ratings are the majority of the time lower than the POTUS
Clean up your mouth and verbal attacks. Progs seem to think this idiocy proves something--it doesn't!
So you are now admitting Obama has a better approval rating that your Republicans in Congress?

Look, you made the post & now you are running from it yet again.

I'll quit using "f*ck" when you quit lying.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1159244 Jul 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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everybody on this thread knows a homosexual....Patrick......
and Galt may be neutral on homosexual marriage, but still believes that states have the right to establish laws on marriage....
Well you're wrong Galt; marriage is at its core a civil contract that provides legal benefits and also responsibilities. Denying same sex couples the right to enter into a marriage contract with the partner of their choice violates the equal rights and protections as guaranteed in the 14th Amendment.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1159245 Jul 1, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Get it together Skippy.
None of this verbiage changes the data in this fact--Six years ago, during a recession, 38.5 million Americans lived in poverty. Today, 47.3 million do.
You keep confusing outrage with facts.
You misstated what the facts meant.

Using June of 2008 as a starting point for the recovery is stupid.
Patrilily

Palm Coast, FL

#1159246 Jul 1, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Goldwater would vomit reading your nonsense
Goldwater would vomit if he saw what Obama and his ignorant worshippers (like YOU) have done to the USA!!!

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