Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1705569 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1166385 Jul 14, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that economy' is on fire!

'More Americans Opting to Retire Abroad'

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/more-amer...
Chill Out

Beverly, MA

#1166386 Jul 14, 2014
Everybody here needs to chill out. Go watch some silly videos and forget about problems you cannot solve on this forum that has been running since 2008.

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

Seriously, you are getting your blood pressure all worked up over nothing.

Write to your representatives, that is where to vent. Not here where everybody just wants to dump on each other.

Go watch a few tiny animals have a birthday party and then go out and buy a cake.

It will do more for the economy and make somebody happy.

Coming here to argue and call each other names is just going to make you old and cranky.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1166387 Jul 14, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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President Bill Clinton is not a sex offender.
Try stand up comedy
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1166388 Jul 14, 2014
Remember when it was Evil Mitt Romney and his stock market portfolio....

'Stocks rise, lifting Dow to record, after Citi beat'

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101833516
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1166389 Jul 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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Galt does not "smack down" Carol, just disagrees with her on abortion.....
and yet here you are glorifying Ghost /Debil, who posts rape stories and other pornography under a wide variety of socks....
In sticking with your tradition of being a lowlife simpleton, Ghost only posts as Ghost your paranoid freak. I have never posted porn or rape stories..Besides you two faced hypocrite your side has 90 % of the perverts and racist on here. I would rate you right near the top when it comes to having no class or character. A born loser and it shows daily, with your obvious no life. One miserable bitch and a just reward for a creepy dude like you. I'm happy, you not so much.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1166390 Jul 14, 2014
SIgns the Progressive 'we hate rich people' economy is on fire!

'US corporations skip taxes in new 'exceptionalism': Washington Post'

'Some 60 U.S. mega-companies are guilty of ducking out on domestic taxes, Sloane said. Among the guiltiest parties are Accenture, Pfizer, Michael Kors, Carnival, Nielsen and Medtronic. The latter has reaped nearly $500 million in U.S. federal government contracts over the last five years–yet has proposed to move its headquarters to Ireland by using a complex tax strategy.'

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101834307
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1166391 Jul 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt does not "smack down" Carol, just disagrees with her on abortion.....
and yet here you are glorifying Ghost /Debil, who posts rape stories and other pornography under a wide variety of socks....
Oh no I have not. I have called him out on it; I find them disgusting and furthermore, that is n not ghost. Why do you have to lie?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1166392 Jul 14, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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And just how many Republicans in politics have never harassed a woman? Or men in general? And while we are at it how many times have you longed for it to happen to you?
Well, to be fair; not many. They're more into incest; cross dressing and hiding their homosexuality; and rape
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1166393 Jul 14, 2014
Chill Out wrote:
Everybody here needs to chill out. Go watch some silly videos and forget about problems you cannot solve on this forum that has been running since 2008.
http://m.youtube.com/watch...
Seriously, you are getting your blood pressure all worked up over nothing.
Write to your representatives, that is where to vent. Not here where everybody just wants to dump on each other.
Go watch a few tiny animals have a birthday party and then go out and buy a cake.
It will do more for the economy and make somebody happy.
Coming here to argue and call each other names is just going to make you old and cranky.
Oh, but we love it!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1166394 Jul 14, 2014
scirocco wrote:
<quoted text>
Try stand up comedy
Try practicing politics without being in the bent over position, while repeating Fox blather,
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1166395 Jul 14, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
All the illegals in the United States can enroll. That does not mean they obtain health insurance.
From the report...and your riech wing source:
"Without the ability to resolve inconsistencies in an applicant's eligibility data, the marketplace cannot ensure that an applicant meets each of the eligibility requirements for enrollment in a [Qualified Health Plan] and when applicable, eligibility for insurance affordability programs."
In other words, if the applicant's eligibility can't be verified, they are deemed inelibible.
far better to require proof of citizenship BEFORE enrolling....

the incompetent Obama mob has no desire to check for citizenship....

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1166396 Jul 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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Galt does not "smack down" Carol, just disagrees with her on abortion.....
and yet here you are glorifying Ghost /Debil, who posts rape stories and other pornography under a wide variety of socks....
Liberals like Lily become drunk with hysteria when conservatives have a differing opinion on a certain issue. It's so out of the norm of being used to walking and talking in lockstep.

We can agree to disagree on the issue of abortion now. And tackle the overturning of Roe v Wade once common sense and sanity has been restored which is first and foremost. The former won't matter if the latter doesn't happen first.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1166398 Jul 14, 2014
scirocco wrote:
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hahahaha
Did they find a copy of a NYT Editorial on him?
Brazen Figure May Hold Key to Mysteries

Ahmed Abu Khattala Capture May Shed Light on Benghazi Attack

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/18/world/middl...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1166399 Jul 14, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
So you and Lily deny the Holocaust by not looking at the photos and the reality of those atrocities against humankind?
Guess that's one way to remain willfully ignorant.
You obviously know all of the ways to be willfully ignorant.
Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1166400 Jul 14, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh what a load. Just because he's a lover of women doesn't make him a "sex offender"; a term that is used for rapists.
How can you stand yourself with all the lying and slandering you do?
Does that refer to all cheating husbands, or just the ones you'd like to blow yourself?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1166402 Jul 14, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Only two districts in Florida lily, Daniel Webster's and Corrine Brown's.
Webster's was redrawn so that he could defeat Grayson and Brown's has always been f'd up in a way that all but guarantees a black Dem.
On that note, Jim Greer, the former head of the Florida GOP was released from prison over the weekend.
numerous districts will be affected if this silly ruling stands....

not just the two in question, but all adjoining districts and likely ripple effects beyond that....

the net outcome will probably be replacing a black woman with yet another NYC Bocajew....

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1166403 Jul 14, 2014
Chill Out wrote:
Everybody here needs to chill out. Go watch some silly videos and forget about problems you cannot solve on this forum that has been running since 2008.
http://m.youtube.com/watch...
Seriously, you are getting your blood pressure all worked up over nothing.
Write to your representatives, that is where to vent. Not here where everybody just wants to dump on each other.
Go watch a few tiny animals have a birthday party and then go out and buy a cake.
It will do more for the economy and make somebody happy.
Coming here to argue and call each other names is just going to make you old and cranky.
Some of us see topix as a pastime and a way to vent our frustrations because of our strongly held beliefs in what we believe America should be. And go about our daily lives otherwise.

Others who come on here just to call us names are already old and cranky.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1166404 Jul 14, 2014
‘The Buck Stops With Me’

Boehner’s Empty Charge Against Obama

In trying to lay the blame for the border crisis on the White House’s doorstep, House Speaker John Boehner exploded at a press conference on Thursday, saying of the president:

“He’s been president for five and a half years! When is he going to take responsibility for something?”

The suggestion in the question — that the president doesn’t take responsibility for anything — is so outrageously untrue that it demands strong rebuttal.

President Obama hasn’t taken all the blame Republicans have ascribed to him, nor should he have. But he has often been quick to take responsibility.

In 2009, after the administration came under fire for A.I.G. executives’ receiving bonuses after the bailout, Obama said on the lawn of the White House:

“Ultimately I’m responsible. I’m the president of the United States. We’ve got a big mess that we’re having to clean up. Nobody here drafted those contracts. Nobody here was responsible for supervising A.I.G. and allowing themselves to put the economy at risk by some of the outrageous behavior that they were engaged in. We are responsible, though. The buck stops with me.”

After the failed bombing plot on Christmas Day in 2009 by a young Nigerian man with plastic explosives sewn into his underwear, the president took responsibility for intelligence lapses, saying the next month:

“Moreover, I am less interested in passing out blame than I am in learning from and correcting these mistakes to make us safer. For ultimately, the buck stops with me.”

In a 2011 interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, the president took responsibility for the economy and the rate at which it was being repaired, saying:

“Well, here’s what I remember, is that when I came into office, I knew I was going to have a big mess to clean up and, frankly, the mess has been bigger than I think a lot of people anticipated at the time. We have made steady progress on these fronts, but we’re not making progress fast enough.

“And what I continue to believe is that ultimately the buck stops with me. I’m going to be accountable. I think people understand that a lot of these problems were decades in the making. People understand that this financial crisis was the worst since the Great Depression. But, ultimately, they say, look, he’s the president, we think he has good intentions, but we’re impatient and we want to see things move faster.”

(It should be noted that this president has produced 45 straight months of job growth, and the June jobs report released this month was particularly strong.)

In an interview in the 2012 election cycle, the president reiterated his philosophy about presidential responsibility in response to a question about Mitt Romney’s relationship to Bain Capital:

“Well, here’s what I know, we were just talking about responsibility, and as president of the United States, it’s pretty clear to me that I’m responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and, you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/opinion/cha...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1166405 Jul 14, 2014
In a 2013 interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the president said he was accountable for Washington gridlock:

“Well, look, ultimately, the buck stops with me. And so any time we are not moving forward on things that should be simple, I get frustrated.”

In an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd after the health care rollout, the president took responsibility for the problems rather than simply pin them on Kathleen Sebelius, then the health and human services secretary, saying:“My priority right now is to get it fixed.... Ultimately, the buck stops with me. I’m the president. This is my team. If it is not working, it is my job to get it fixed.”

(The site is now fixed, the law is working, and according to a Gallup report issued Thursday the uninsured rate has dropped to “the lowest quarterly average recorded since Gallup and Healthways began tracking the percentage of uninsured Americans in 2008.”)

This president is a habitual blame-taker. This is the anti-George W. Bush. The fess-upper in chief. He is the antidote to the eight previous years of obfuscation, fault-dodging and flat-out denial.

This is one of the traits that made Obama an attractive candidate, and it is one of his best traits as a president.

But taking his share of responsibility does not mean he must acquiesce to his opponents and absolve them of guilt, particularly not an intransigent Congress that would rather do nothing than something, particularly not Republican leaders who envision opportunity in opposition. The president has a duty to himself and the country to call them out for the part they play in our problems.

The real question, Mr. Boehner, is not when the president will take personal responsibility for something. He has. Many times. The real question is, When will you?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/opinion/cha...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1166406 Jul 14, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh what a load. Just because he's a lover of women doesn't make him a "sex offender"; a term that is used for rapists.
How can you stand yourself with all the lying and slandering you do?
no, the term "sex offender" is applied to people who do far less than soliciting oral sex in government buildings....

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