Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1276693 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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Since: Jun 12

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#718613 Aug 22, 2012
Obama is not the president of the United States of America. He is the leader of the Untied Socialist Authority. Obama and his supports are only interested in destroying all Liberty and Freedom. Along with turning Americans in to obedient slaves to the state.

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#718615 Aug 22, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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You're talking in circles now. Take a nap.
Your head is spinning.
Sit down before you fall down.
"Stuff's gettin better"
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#718616 Aug 22, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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exactly why abortion is a red herring designed to divert attention from the rotten Obama economy....
you tards brought it up...like you always do because you know you can't win an election without wedge issues...why haven't they yanked gay marriage out of their asses yet? because some of you tards still think romney has a chance...it'll come again as the inevitable GOP trouncing draws nearer
loulee rat mouth fl

Lakewood, NJ

#718617 Aug 22, 2012
Democrat wrote:
The Romneys in London.Just a photo op
https://mobile.twitter.com/RafalcaRomney/stat...
That's a nice shot of lily; no wonder she hasn't been on the forum today!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#718618 Aug 22, 2012
The Conservative Obama

Noah Millman observes that by most measures, Barack Obama is a conservative. Excerpt:

In the core areas of policy, the goal of the Obama Administration has been the preservation of the status quo, and where the Obama Administration has sought to move longstanding Democratic priorities, it has generally done so with an eye to minimally disturbing existing economic and political arrangements.

I think this is basically right, and this is why I have such a difficult time getting worked up about Obama. A conservative friend said to me the other day that if Obama was re-elected,“we might lose America.” He was totally serious. I don’t get this at all. I would much rather have Obama running US foreign policy than Mitt Romney. On the economy, with regard to the outsize power of the banks, Obama has been too Republican. I do worry about Obama and the Democrats’ unwillingness to rein in entitlement spending, and I have serious concerns about this administration’s understanding of religious liberty. Aside from that, though, I don’t see that there’s much of a meaningful distinction between Romney and Obama.

I look at the Romney campaign and see the third George W. Bush term, minus the possibility, however remote, that Paul Ryan’s budget views will guide actual Romney administration policy. What am I missing?

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...
Jane Says

New York, NY

#718619 Aug 22, 2012
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
You can only wish you had Ghost's life, I always have beautiful women around me. But since I have seen pictures of short fat freddie, I can understand your over abundance of issues.
we suspect the "beautiful women" were purchased at CFX Composite Effects, a high-end prop store.

these 2 Obama supporters learned the hard way--that their purchases were traceable:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/robbers_un...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#718620 Aug 22, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Lol,,Why, you having a popularity contest or something? Funny you find this an important issue when it comes to being able to defend Romneys policies. Very telling. Maybe that's because he really doesn't have any yet. He's keeping them a secret too.
The Facts
Every year, the president releases his tax returns, so there is little mystery about the extent of his contributions to charity.
In 2010, for instance, the president’s taxable income was a little over $1.7 million, much of it from book sales. Line 19 of his itemized deductions shows that he gave $245,075 in gifts to charity.
That would be a rate of more than 14 percent.
In 2009, the president’s taxable income was about $5.5 million. He listed $329,100 in charitable contributions on his tax return and also directed the Nobel Prize Committee to give his $1.4 million prize directly to 10 charities (which meant he could not take a tax deduction for donating the prize).
This adds up to a rate of 31.4 percent of taxable income, again easily surpassing Huckabee’s standard.(Update: a reader correctly notes the percentage would be 25.1 percent if you added Obama’s Nobel Prize money to his taxable income.)
So, what’s going on here? A Huckabee spokesman did not respond to a query, but the best we can determine is that Huckabee is referring to Obama’s long-ago tax returns.
When then-presidential candidate Obama released his tax returns during the 2008 campaign, it was revealed that he began making significant gifts to charity after he started making serious money from his books — and after he decided to run for president.
http://abcnews.go.com/Site/page/president-bar...
President Obama reported earning about $790,000 last year and paid $162,000 in total taxes. He and the first lady donated $172,000 to charity, or about 22 percent of their adjusted gross income, according to their tax returns. The majority of the first family’s donations went to the Fisher House Foundation which provides scholarships to veterans’ children.
President Obama

Income

Wages:$394,821

Other income:$449,764

Adjusted gross income (AGI):$789,674 (Obama's adjusted gross income was reduced $54,911 by adjustments that partially offset wages and other income)

Minus exemptions, deductions:$293,298

Equals taxable income:$496,376

Taxes paid

Income taxes (19.02% of AGI):$150,253

Payroll tax (4.35% of AGI; Payroll tax includes employee and employer share):$34,378

Tax rate (19.02%+ 4.35%): 23.37%.

Federal tax paid:$184,631

After-tax income:$605,043

Mitt Romney

Income

Wages: 0

Business income:$110,500

Other income (34.2% tax rate):$9,274,725

Capital gains, dividends (15% tax rate):$11,515,850

Adjusted gross income (AGI):$20,901,075

Minus exemptions, deductions:$5,695,579

Taxable income:$15,205,496

Taxes paid

Income taxes (15.37% of AGI):$3,213,051

Payroll taxes (0.06% of AGI; Payroll tax includes employee and employer share):$13,572

Tax rate (15.37%+ 0.06%): 15.4%

Federal tax paid:$3,226,623

After-tax income:$17,674,452

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theres both, and romney had extra tax benefits for running multiple LARGE businesses so he naturally pays less. So counter that one.
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#718622 Aug 22, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Mr. Yeppers has a solid point sir
If you were to take a chart of the dow jones and look at a 5 year time frame
It should be obvious that a rapid drop in performance occured in 2008
extend the graph to include the years of the Clinton Presidency
A near virticle rice began shortly after a tax increase...
quite oddd wouldn't you agree
the facts are avalible yahoo finance
he's a monkey that some college student taught to type, now he flings feces every time someone tries to take it away, he smokes cigars too
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#718624 Aug 22, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Food prices going way up. Electric prices headed way up too. Gas prices climbing again. Even the most liberal libtards down at the bar are saying Obama has to go.
Food prices maybe 4% by years end, Electric rates stable, actually decreasing in some areas. Gasoline prices expected to hit $3.90 national average around late Oct and then start decreasing. I paid $3.49.9 yesterday.

Pig weed could be a huge problem for GA and AL going forward particularly with "show us your papers" in affect. Three to four million idle acres of farmland sucks eh?

Which bar? www.longshotsva.com

Are all those fat chicks libtards? The smokers libtards too?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#718626 Aug 22, 2012
Democrat wrote:
The Romneys in London.Just a photo op
https://mobile.twitter.com/RafalcaRomney/stat...
do you think they pay for their own vacations or will Ann borrow Moochelle Obama's travel guide:

"Anyplace but the USA on Only a Million Dollars a Day"
mr owl II

Oklahoma City, OK

#718628 Aug 22, 2012
Grey Ghost wrote:
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You can only wish you had Ghost's life, I always have beautiful women around me. But since I have seen pictures of short fat freddie, I can understand your over abundance of issues.
Its the economy Ghost...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#718629 Aug 22, 2012
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Meanwhile your wife got a lazy under achiever that has a two inch beanie weenie with nowhere near enough brain power to even use that. You best stick to your doll collection.
My wife seems quite pleased; in our 40th year of married bliss.

Now Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, tell us about your sorry marital history. How many left you for (as you so often mention)"a real man". Rumor has it that it was one of your ex-wives that inspired Mick and Keith to write "Satisfaction".
just Sayin

Woodbridge, VA

#718630 Aug 22, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
ghost apparently knows where to find $2 prostitutes.
fred is not surprised.
ps
Drop dead douche bag!
$2 to be with a Ghost from hell, not worth it.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#718632 Aug 22, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>"exaggerated "
compared to lies and distortions written BY Obama in his 2 autobiographies, like the one about his mother being denied cancer treatment by her health insurance company; when it was actually social security disability. or his girlfriend being insulted because of her race....
Pinocchio would be so jealous of The One
can't wait to see the movie:
Obama 2016
http://2016themovie.com/
Correct. Exaggerated.

It's playing down at the AMC on 42nd. I hear it's limited.
Go on your lunch hour.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#718634 Aug 22, 2012
boot the failure BO wrote:
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You did:...blahblahs /93657022-BIG-HEARTED-MITT-Rom ney’s-life...
May 15, 2012 – One cold December day in the early 1980s, Mitt Romney loaded up his Gran Torino with firewood and brought it to the home of a single mother ...
Single mother, huh? "By 1983, Hayes was 23 and back in the Boston area, raising a 3-year-old daughter on her own and working as a nurse’s aide. Then she got pregnant again. Single motherhood was no picnic, but Hayes said she had wanted a second child and wasn’t upset at the news.“I kind of felt like I could do it,” she said.“And I wanted to.” By that point Mitt Romney, the man whose kids Hayes used to watch, was, as bishop of her ward, her church leader. But it didn’t feel so formal at first. She earned some money while she was pregnant organizing the Romneys’ basement. The Romneys also arranged for her to do odd jobs for other church members, who knew she needed the cash.“Mitt was really good to us. He did a lot for us,” Hayes said. Then Romney called Hayes one winter day and said he wanted to come over and talk. He arrived at her apartment in Somerville, a dense, largely working-class city just north of Boston. They chitchatted for a few minutes. Then Romney said something about the church’s adoption agency. Hayes initially thought she must have misunderstood. But Romney’s intent became apparent: he was urging her to give up her soon-to-be-born son for adoption, saying that was what the church wanted. Indeed, the church encourages adoption in cases where “a successful marriage is unlikely.”

Hayes was deeply insulted. She told him she would never surrender her child. Sure, her life wasn’t exactly the picture of Rockwellian harmony, but she felt she was on a path to stability. In that moment, she also felt intimidated. Here was Romney, who held great power as her church leader and was the head of a wealthy, prominent Belmont family, sitting in her gritty apartment making grave demands.“And then he says,‘Well, this is what the church wants you to do, and if you don’t, then you could be excommunicated for failing to follow the leadership of the church,’&#8201;” Hayes recalled. It was a serious threat. At that point Hayes still valued her place within the Mormon Church.“This is not playing around,” she said.“This is not like ‘You don’t get to take Communion.’ This is like ‘You will not be saved. You will never see the face of God.’&#8201;” Romney would later deny that he had threatened Hayes with excommunication, but Hayes said his message was crystal clear:“Give up your son or give up your God.”

Not long after, Hayes gave birth to a son. She named him Dane. At nine months old, Dane needed serious, and risky, surgery. The bones in his head were fused together, restricting the growth of his brain, and would need to be separated. Hayes was scared. She sought emotional and spiritual support from the church once again. Looking past their uncomfortable conversation before Dane’s birth, she called Romney and asked him to come to the hospital to confer a blessing on her baby. Hayes was expecting him. Instead, two people she didn’t know showed up. She was crushed.“I needed him,” she said.“It was very significant that he didn’t come.” Sitting there in the hospital, Hayes decided she was finished with the Mormon Church. The decision was easy, yet she made it with a heavy heart. To this day, she remains grateful to Romney and others in the church for all they did for her family. But she shudders at what they were asking her to do in return, especially when she pulls out pictures of Dane, now a 27-year-old electrician in Salt Lake City.“There’s my baby,” she said."
just Sayin

Woodbridge, VA

#718637 Aug 22, 2012
Grampy wrote:
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My wife seems quite pleased; in our 40th year of married bliss.
Now Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, tell us about your sorry marital history. How many left you for (as you so often mention)"a real man". Rumor has it that it was one of your ex-wives that inspired Mick and Keith to write "Satisfaction".
LOL Grampy!!

You know the ones that talk about sex a lot are the ones that wish they could get some.

The ones that get it and happy in their love life, does not talk the way the Ghost does to other people.

Happy 40th, Grampy. May you have many more just as happy.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#718638 Aug 22, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Food prices maybe 4% by years end, Electric rates stable, actually decreasing in some areas. Gasoline prices expected to hit $3.90 national average around late Oct and then start decreasing. I paid $3.49.9 yesterday.
Pig weed could be a huge problem for GA and AL going forward particularly with "show us your papers" in affect. Three to four million idle acres of farmland sucks eh?
Which bar? www.longshotsva.com
Are all those fat chicks libtards? The smokers libtards too?
You need to get an eye checkup! You see the word Halloween? Those 'fat chicks' are guys dressed as women. No wonder you are so confused.
Grey Ghost

Richmond, VA

#718639 Aug 22, 2012
boot the failure BO wrote:
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Hmmm, how do you find the time to bloviate constantly on here with all those megan fox look a likes shreiking for a sample of your manliness? Must be distracting, could explain why your posts are so confusing.
Shouldn't you be far more concerned why all of those envy ridden righties are so jealous of me? But a confused state is normal for a bagger.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#718640 Aug 22, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Mr. Yeppers has a solid point sir
If you were to take a chart of the dow jones and look at a 5 year time frame
It should be obvious that a rapid drop in performance occured in 2008
extend the graph to include the years of the Clinton Presidency
A near virticle rice began shortly after a tax increase...
quite oddd wouldn't you agree
the facts are avalible yahoo finance
Find it, post a link, Ill take a look. I can't find it just trying to search the search engine, its just coming up with allot a shit im not looking for. It dont matter to me though, the few places that are doing well is not going to help the people here in the country, even wall street does the government better economically then it does any of us and when the money isnt coming to us we get problems like we are seeing today, mid class and upper lower class can not start businesses to get jobs going and over taxation with over spending causes no money to go around between our establishments to do anything at all. And NObamacare is killing the medical world. Ill look but what ever DOW has to say, thats the government world not the real world. I do need a link though I can't find it just surfing.
Grey Ghost

Richmond, VA

#718641 Aug 22, 2012
boot the failure BO wrote:
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I may have seen you on TV last night having sex with a hole in a table. Are you currently in jail or a mental institution? Maybe Obamacare can help you.
What's one more rightie with a bad case of penis envy. Like Bill Maher said, the reason most republicans are anti sex is because they are so bad at it.

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