Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1508457 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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#812087 Nov 27, 2012
Who cares about Nat'l Security in a budget crisis....

"Govt. Shutdown: Lawmakers May Get Paid, Soldiers May Not"

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/04/...
the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#812088 Nov 27, 2012
Its a mad mad mad mad mad mad world after all...

Africa for Norway...

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#812089 Nov 27, 2012
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn’t say Buffett or GE was connected, I just said GE should pay their Fair Share of Taxes!! Anyone that pays minimal attention to the news knows that Berkshire that’s own by Buffett owes $1 billion in back Taxes!! So before you go out and say the ‘Wealthiest’ should pay more first take care of your own tax Liabilities!! Another words in a Legal term “Come to the Table with Clean Hands”
Anyone who gets "facts" from Limbaughtomy, Beck, or Faux doesn't have clean hands, he has an empty mind. That "billion"? ""Ruling on Friday in a long-running dispute between Berkshire Hathaway and the US Internal Revenue Service, Judge Lyle Strom of the US District Court of Nebraska found in favour of the investment firm.

The firm's major shareholder, billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett in September testified in the suit, which was brought by Berkshire over the tax authority's decision to disallow $16.3 million in tax deductions.

The legal wrangle between the two parties began in 2002, and involved the taxes paid by the organisation in 1989, 1990 and 1991.

Berkshire Hathaway alleged that the IRS made an "erroneous, wrongful and illegal" interpretation of the US tax code. The tax body's decision was based on the discovery that Berkshire Hathaway had borrowed $750 million to buy dividend-paying stock."

Never bet against the Oracle."
Nj raider 1

United States

#812090 Nov 27, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Good-who wants broken, flea market level JUNK anyway lol.
Evidently everybody! In the hood we call it what it is, ya'll entitled folks cal it antiques! Lol!
the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#812091 Nov 27, 2012
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#812092 Nov 27, 2012
the_rac_on_teur wrote:
When is it enough?
"The U.S. Treasury increased the net debt of the United States $24,327,048,384.38 on the day after Thanksgiving, which equals approximately $211.69 for each of the nation’s 114,916,000 households..."
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/black-friday-...
STRAW MAN ALERT, STRAW MAN ALERT!

Everybody needs to quit pulling their THONGS back and forth over this debt "smoke"!

NO nation in the HISTORY of this PLANET has EVER paid off it's "national debt"!

If one has please tell me which one and when they did it!
the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#812093 Nov 27, 2012
Hope for Dem, Grey Ghost, Sonic etc...

'Pedophilia Is a Sexual Orientation'

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#812094 Nov 27, 2012
Return of the 47 percent: The right’s latest tax lie

Conservatives can't stop! A new Heritage study echoes Mitt's "47 percent" theme -- and gets facts and history wrong

I am amused to report that my former colleagues at the Heritage Foundation have lost none of their willingness to sacrifice truth to propaganda. The Heritage Foundation has published an “Index of Dependence on Government” by William W. Beach and Patrick Tyrrell that seeks to bolster Mitt Romney’s theme that at least 47 percent of Americans are parasitic, government-dependent “takers” rather than “makers”(hat tip to Thomas B. Edsall):

Today, more people than ever before depend on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid, or other assistance once considered to be the responsibility of individuals, families, neighborhoods, churches, and other civil society institutions. The United States reached another milestone in 2010: For the first time in history, half the population pays no federal income taxes. It is the conjunction of these two trends — higher spending on dependence-creating programs, and an ever-shrinking number of taxpayers who pay for these programs — that concerns those interested in the fate of the American form of government.

What caught my eye in this latest piece of Heritage agitprop was this sentence: The United States reached a milestone in 2012 — or the first time in history, half the population pays no federal income taxes.

This is not just wrong. It is an error embarrassing enough to shame even a shameless propaganda mill like the Heritage Foundation.

Heritage implies that a majority of Americans paid federal income taxes throughout American history, presumably back to the 1790s. Nothing could be further from the truth. For much of American history, 100 percent of the population paid no federal income taxes, because there were none. And the federal income tax began to fall on the middle-class masses, not just the upper classes, only in the 1940s.

....From all of this it follows that if conservatives like the authors of the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Dependence of Government are sincere in their outrage about the growing number of nonpayers of federal income tax, they should praise President Franklin D. Roosevelt for turning the income tax, originally a tax on the economic elite, into a tax on the majority of Americans. And they should denounce Reagan, Gingrich, the Bushes and others for supporting tax credits that have eliminated millions of low-income Americans from liability for federal income tax payments.

Thus my proposed emendation:

The United States reached a milestone in 2012: For the first time since liberal New Deal Democrats justly extended income tax liability from the rich to the middle and working classes, half the population pays no federal income taxes, thanks to the misguided efforts of conservatives to increase the number of government-dependent nonpayers.

Something tells me that Heritage won’t print this correction.

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/20/return_of_the...
the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#812095 Nov 27, 2012
Standards you say...

"..Sandra Fluke Is Nominated as TIME Mag’s Person of the Year."

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/perfe...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#812096 Nov 27, 2012
the_rac_on_teur wrote:
Hope for Dem, Grey Ghost, Sonic etc...
'Pedophilia Is a Sexual Orientation'
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
Pathologizing Conservatism

Is it an unfortunate evolutionary holdover, or the product of bad upbringing?

http://reason.com/archives/2004/10/20/patholo...

Maybe you can answer that question for us? Since Dem, Grey Ghost, and myself, aren't qualified as one can plainly see....

....."right-wing authoritarians are cognitively rigid, aggressive, and intolerant. They are characterized by steadfast conformity to group norms, submission to higher status individuals, and aggression toward out-groups and unconventional group members."
the_rac_on_teur

Montgomery, AL

#812097 Nov 27, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>STRAW MAN ALERT, STRAW MAN ALERT!
Everybody needs to quit pulling their THONGS back and forth over this debt "smoke"!
NO nation in the HISTORY of this PLANET has EVER paid off it's "national debt"!
If one has please tell me which one and when they did it!
Why do you borrow? Finance luxury or necessity?

I'm debt free...in fact I know lots of folks who "paid" off their debt...

To not try is ignorant...
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#812098 Nov 27, 2012
Is anybody else noticing how the American public is getting used to $3.50-$4.00/gallon gas?

How unemployment around 8-10% is "normal"?

Amazing. Six years ago Princess Pelosi and the media were shrieking about the obvious collusion of the Evil GWBush and Evil Oil Companies because gasoline spiked above $4.00/gallon for a few months. Princess Pelosi wanted ANSWERS!

Eight years ago the unemployment rate was 6.3% and the Socialist/Dems were howling about the "worst recession since the Depression". Now that the rate has stabilized around 8% they crow about how GREAT things are going.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#812099 Nov 27, 2012
RINO Hunters Fire Warning Shots At Republican Senate Candidates

After two disappointing election cycles, Republican leaders demanded that conservative groups end their war on electable primary candidates or risk handing the Senate to the Democrats in 2014. This week, the groups delivered their reply:“Nuts!”

Activists on the right launched a volley of criticism at the 2014’s first major Senate hopeful on Monday, Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV). Capito is considered a strong contender for the seat held by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), especially if he decides to retire, but her conservative detractors are demanding a purer candidate.

It’s all very reminiscent of the kind of primary fight a lot of Republicans are desperate to avoid after 2012’s Senate shellacking. But the groups who helped get candidates like Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin on the ballot this year say they’re ready to fight it out with the establishment again in 2014.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/she...
brown eyes

Radford, VA

#812100 Nov 27, 2012
the_rac_on_teur wrote:
Standards you say...
"..Sandra Fluke Is Nominated as TIME Mag’s Person of the Year."
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/perfe...
Excellent choice. Rushes War on Women backfired on the GOP.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#812102 Nov 27, 2012
Pat Travers: Boom Boom Out Go The Lights
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#812103 Nov 27, 2012
the_rac_on_teur wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you borrow? Finance luxury or necessity?
I'm debt free...in fact I know lots of folks who "paid" off their debt...
To not try is ignorant...
Can't you read?

I am talking about NATIONAL DEBT!

TRY to keep up!

ME?

I been debt free since the bush years!

EVERYTHING I OWN is paid for.

We do not buy it if we do not have the money!

PAY AS YOU GO!
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#812104 Nov 27, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
Italian? Did I say that? Univ of Missouri? Never been there. What else would you like to know, sicko?
You have a stalker!!
TheIndependentMa jority

East Bernstadt, KY

#812106 Nov 27, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>Yes it was but you were too busy crying to notice.
I HATED that fuk, I lost my job BOTH times that bstd got "elected"!
NOW you are too busy CROWING about an illusory "victory" and threatening your fellow beings to notice that there is a TRAIN coming and we are ALL standing on the tracks!!!!
ANYBODY realize that if they don't "fix" the budget the ARMY, NAVY, Air Force and MARINES will NOT GET PAID come Jan 1.
No big deal RIGHT, cause you all hate the military, RIGHT???
Careful what you wish for....you just might get it!
Banner I saw in amongst my towns Christmas display this morning-

"All we want for Christmas is our JOBS back".

Kudos to the statement makers!!
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#812107 Nov 27, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>What do Marines, Green Berets, Seals, etc. do after their enlistment is up? They're only trained to do one thing. Do they all become bar bouncers and hit men?
Many become cops, or become soldiers of fortune with Blackwater or whatever Eric Prince calls himself now

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#812108 Nov 27, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You have a stalker!!
Red head with short temper has friends with guns....

Jeez oh Pete - and the holiday season no less.

Morning!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

US News Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News 'Free Kim Davis': This is just what gay rights ... (Sep '15) 4 min River Tam 25,227
News Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal you... 5 min jonjedi 91
News Global backlash grows against Trump's immigrati... 6 min katrina 3,394
News Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an ... 8 min jonjedi 52
News Analysis: Trump the dealmaker struggles to seal... 12 min jonjedi 25
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 14 min ha ha good night 239,358
News Undocumented immigrant accused in alleged rape ... 15 min shame on Maryland 38
News Two Ohio coal-fired plants to close, deepening ... 21 min Frogface Kate 198
News Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate... 35 min Jim-ca 656
News Comey: FBI probing links between Russia, Trump ... 49 min Texas 353
Gay Skype !! 1 hr Davesmithgay 77
More from around the web