Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1601748 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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New York, NY

#933189 Jun 27, 2013
It would seem far-fetched to attempt to establish a connection between the Reaganism of the 1980s and the emerging Black leaders of today. However, in reality, Reaganism never really left – it merely flowed through the pipelines of neoliberalism, gaining a near-omnipresence within America's socio-political structure. Considering its permeation through the 1990s into what was once considered the opposition – the Democratic Party – it only makes sense that this process would eventually reach outlying components of the former center-left.

“Obama has never shied away from his admiration for the former President.”

Symbolic victories don't always translate into real change. An Obama presidency, unfortunately, has proven to be no exception. In true Reaganesque fashion, Obama immediately "brought corporate executives into the White House, reached out to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and made compromise his new watchword. He also signed a surprise $858 billion tax cut that would have made Reagan weep with joy, and huddled with Reagan's former White House chief of staff Ken Duberstein for lessons learned when the Gipper governed amid economic troubles." Besides appointments and policies, Obama has never shied away from his admiration for the former President. In a January 2011 op-ed in the USA Today, Obama lauded Reagan for "his leadership in the world," his "gift for communicating his vision for America," and his ability to "recognize the American people's hunger for accountability and change." In a 2010 speech, Obama told a newspaper editorial board in Nevada, "I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that, you know, Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not (by tapping into) what people were already feeling, which is - We want clarity, we want optimism."

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#933190 Jun 27, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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You obviously aren't very savvy. Sure, a moron who wants to be able to say "Oh Boy! I have solar", will agree with you, but any business minded person knows that anything with a payback period of over five (to TWENTY) years is not a slam dunk.
You are an idiot. You have no frikkin clue what you are talking about. You don't know shit. You are just a googler, that "repeats", period.
You are wrong, again, nerd.
I know what I am talking about. Don't project your ignorance onto me.

The current payback period is what is keeping many from going the way of solar.

Businesses have installed solar.

I never said the decision was a slam dunk for everyone.

I said Galt was an idiot for claiming it did not work outside the Southwest.

Try to keep up.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933191 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Meet the group the IRS actually denied: Democrats!
'fair and balanced' didn't tell you that?
Liberals are always trying to cheat the system.

Post the first paragraph of that article.

New York, NY

#933192 Jun 27, 2013
While Obama spent time immortalizing Reagan, Black Americans – fresh off their symbolic and historic "victory" – remained stifled under the mounting economic crisis. Today, in the fifth year of the "first Black presidency," the results are in:

Black unemployment remains double that for whites.

The median income gap between white and black households has hit a record high.

Blacks have half the access to health care as whites.

The gap in homeownership is wider today than it was in 1990.

African-Americans are twice as likely as whites to have suffered foreclosure.

Net wealth for Black families dropped by 27.1 percent during the recession.

One in 15 African-American men is incarcerated, compared with one in 106 white men.

Blacks make up 38 percent of inmates in state and federal prisons.

Although only 13.8 percent of the U.S. population, African-Americans represent 27 percent of those living below the poverty line.

African-Americans are the only demographic group with higher unemployment today than when Obama took office. White unemployment dropped from 7.1 percent in January 2009 to 6.8 percent in February 2013. Hispanic unemployment dropped from 10.0 percent to 9.6 percent. But African-American unemployment rose from 12.7 percent to 13.8 percent during that time.

The Black teen jobless rate hit a staggering 39.3 percent in July 2012.

Scottsbluff, NE

#933193 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so tell me....where is the evidence that the social conservatives, of any ilk, of that era supported civil rights?
so you folks just keep offering up opinions based on....what?
Dancing on the head of a pin.

Couldn't win with Dems causing that pesky fillbuster-eh?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933194 Jun 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I am correct.
The return on solar panels is still over 20 years.(last I read).
There is a local group that looks at alternative power generation. Many have panels & their net effect is they make money from the electric company.
I am stating obvious facts. People can put panels on their roofs in the Northeast & produce enough electricity to cover their usage.
The idea you & galt don't know this just indicates how uninformed you are on the subject.
Knowing more that you right whiners doesn't make me a know-it-all. It just makes be the typical informed person because you people obviously do't know sh*t.
That roi is original investment only. Whats the annual maintenance costs?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#933195 Jun 27, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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and I bet you are the first to whine about sockpuppets, right, sockpuppet.

Scottsbluff, NE

#933196 Jun 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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This article not only proves Fox is, in fact, fair and balanced but clarifies your argument.
WASHINGTON – Leaders of progressive groups say they, too, faced long delays in getting the Internal Revenue Service to approve their applications tax-exempt status but were not subjected to the same level of scrutiny that tea party groups complained about.
The revelation that such a wide array of groups may have received extra scrutiny is threatening to undercut the narrative of some Republican lawmakers that the IRS targeted enemies of the president during last year's presidential election.
Karen Kraushaar, a spokeswoman for the inspector general, however, said the term "tea party" included instructions to forward such cases to other agents for additional review. There were no such instructions accompanying the term "Progressive," she said.
Your sources always forget the balanced part and, therefore, the fair part too.
Sonic had this up just two days ago. The Tea Party and Patriot groups were always 4882(think I got the number correct)- this seems to be code for dead file.

No Progressive files labeled as such.

New York, NY

#933197 Jun 27, 2013
Freedom Rider: The World Says Yes to Snowden, No to Obama
The United States is pitching an international fit, a super-tantrum over much of the refusal of much of the world to let Washington have its way with Edward Snowden. However, America’s “harangues and threats had the opposite effect of making Snowden sympathetic and irritating nations already angry with American arrogance.”No one likes a bully and no one likes a liar. The United States government is surely both because other nations have no problem openly treating it with the disdain it deserves. The saga of Edward Snowden provides the latest proof of the disrespect that America has brought upon itself. Its tantrums and rants mean little to anyone outside of the USA bubble.

Snowden is the NSA whistle blower who presented proof to the world that the United States is a lawless nation which treats its own citizens as enemies. The response to his revelations proves that the American people have no friends in Washington, not in the White House or Congress or on either side of the political aisle.

No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#933198 Jun 27, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Witness at Zimmerman trial
Jeantel: Calling someone a "creepy-ass cracker" is not offensive.
Rachel Jeantel is a complete idiot. The states star witness. LMFAO... She will win Zimmerman the Tray Martin' case..

It's the culture...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#933199 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
this is all i need to know.
Eight in ten voters agree that the special session should be focused on issues like ”education, jobs, and economy instead of bringing up social issues like abortion”; 71 percent think that the Governor and the legislature should spend less time passing laws restricting abortion. Again, both Independent and Republican voters share this view.
Education... yes. We need to get the so-called "progressives" destroying our education system out.

Jobs and economy... Texas is doing great. Maybe you idiots should come down here and see how we're doing it.

If you know someone who wants a job, send them to Texas.

If you know a company that is being strangeled in a Democrat-communist-red state, send them to Texas.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#933200 Jun 27, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>That's what solar is... a newer technology.
Aid is already given to oil drillers.
But it's not a topic cons like to discuss.
I wasn't questioning for any more info on more solar anything FAILURES (and any idoit SHOULD know solar has realllllly been around Quite awhile and is actually NOT anything new, not anything new at all--see Kat man do--and do NOT whine to the rest of the world about the LACK of efficient energy as the result of they solar ways and non means.

Nor was I requesting any info on the well known subsidies practices in place and given to the oil business. Nothing new there either.

I WAS however, questioning the obvious two step jive dance around implementing solid pipeline infrastructures for the good of ALL America--not Just for "top" democraptic cronyistTic campaign donors, but for ALL of America-as in NOT just some!!

Good, solid, researched and ready to go--KEYSTONE PIPE LINE from Canada to TX ??? And the problem with that is??????????

Talk about what CONS don't want to talk about......

New York, NY

#933201 Jun 27, 2013
Diversity Survives (Barely), But Affirmative Action is Long Dead
Diversity” has been given a tentative reprieve by the U.S. Supreme Court, but affirmative action died 35 years ago.“The journey from affirmative action to ‘diversity’ has largely negated African American history as a legal basis for redress. What’s left is the notion that it would really be nice if schools and workplaces looked like the country as a whole”– but you can’t make it happen Let us no longer speak of affirmative action as an operative legal doctrine in the United States. This week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling was about “diversity” in education, not affirmative action, which was politically vitiated by its own proponents in the early Seventies and dealt a deathblow by the Bakke decision of 1978, when the High Court outlawed “quotas” for racial minorities. From that point on, public institutions were effectively forbidden from pursuing measurable “results” through programs of inclusion of previously excluded classes of persons – the last gasp of affirmative action as articulated by both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#933202 Jun 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
"The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free." (Barack Obama on the Supreme Court ruling on Marriage Equality)
LOL-one thing for sure you can never say is that liberals ever have one conviction in life-especially Hussein O'bama-and you of all people living in California, need to understand you have no voice. People voted and your governor would not stand with the people. Just like the Supreme Court-activism is not the will of the people. California says your vote doesn't matter...why let California ever vote again?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#933203 Jun 27, 2013

"Creepy ass cracker" is not a racial comment... so says the girl Hoodieman called immediately before he pursued and attacked Zimmerman and got his gang banger wannabe ass blown away.

New York, NY

#933204 Jun 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#933205 Jun 27, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously aren't very savvy. Sure, a moron who wants to be able to say "Oh Boy! I have solar", will agree with you, but any business minded person knows that anything with a payback period of over five (to TWENTY) years is not a slam dunk.
You are an idiot. You have no frikkin clue what you are talking about. You don't know shit. You are just a googler, that "repeats", period.
You are wrong, again, nerd.
Why does simple logic seem to elude liberals?

We simply cannot afford the costly and expansive undertaking of finding other sources of alternative energy that can keep this nation running as cost-efficiently as our own natural resources when we're already in dire economic straits. Oil, gas and coal are abundant and readily available.

It's like really, really, really wanting a brand new Hummer but having to drive an old but reliable car you already own because you simply can't afford a costly car payment.

Liberals remind of teenagers. Always wanting what they can't have and not having enough wisdom or maturity to understand why they can't have it...because they're not the ones paying for it.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#933206 Jun 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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That roi is original investment only. Whats the annual maintenance costs?
Ask the fiscal archivists at the Whitehouse---some places actually took the solar panels that were in there off their hands for fwee...museums are usually pretty good about stuff like that though.

It's the storage places holding the rest of the useless materials that add up in costs.

(See: CARTER-because REAL nuclear physics degrees are pretty good things to have.)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933207 Jun 27, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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The last I read, the ROI for Solar is 20 years or above - depending on where you live and the regional electricity cost.
Thus, after 20 years, your equipment will need to be replaced and maintenance over those same 20 years will eat up any perceived savings.
Adding to the confusion is the fact that the Magic Negro will subsidize this crap meaning that prices and costs are loosely bandied about by government and salesman giving the false impression that Solar costs are dropping when, in fact, they are not.
If we let the Jerk-In-Chief get his way with Coal and Renewables, your electric bill will skyrocket to a point where you'll sit in the dark for the rest of your life. In your case, you've already been in the dark up till now, DumbDave.
You are a Fool inside of a Fool's Paradise, Bro'.
Plus the annual cost of getting up on the roof to clean and maintain the solar panels, the huge potential for roof leaks, and then....what happens when you need a new roof?

El Paso, TX

#933208 Jun 27, 2013
Obama has shown he’s ‘In Over His Head’ dealing with Crisis!! In the Snowden Crisis ‘Obama’ said he hasn't called the Chinese and Russians about the man wanted by the U.S. government sort of like not calling Panetta /Clinton during Benghazi!! Then the President said “I’m not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker" same approach Obama and his administration used in Benghazi because of his Incompetence we have Four Dead Americans!!

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