Very, very proud of President Barack ...

Very, very proud of President Barack Obama

There are 1420 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jan 25, 2009, titled Very, very proud of President Barack Obama. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

I am proud to call Barack Obama 'president.' May God bless him and his beautiful family forever.

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O - the President

Aurora, CO

#1006 Feb 13, 2009
Justin wrote:
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I pray to God you're being sarcastic. Sometimes it's hard to tell with the people on here.
He's not. This is a guy who thinks Obama is Malcolm X's son and who thinks Obama crucified Christ.
Church Slave

Port Orchard, WA

#1007 Feb 13, 2009
NoHopeNow wrote:
<quoted text>
Good post! That is hilarious... and true!
LOL thanks man.
But I have to tell you, Obama is doing just that.
Church Slave

Port Orchard, WA

#1008 Feb 13, 2009
O - the President wrote:
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He's not. This is a guy who thinks Obama is Malcolm X's son and who thinks Obama crucified Christ.
O-PresidenTard
It's a fact that Obama's real father could very well be Malcolm X. If Obama were to release his Original birth certificat we all might be very surprised who his real father is. He isn't just any ordinary [email protected] like you all thought, he is a prince of sorts.
The prince of the Nation of Islam?
Time will tell.
O - the President

Aurora, CO

#1009 Feb 13, 2009
Church Slave wrote:
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O-PresidenTard
It's a fact that Obama's real father could very well be Malcolm X. If Obama were to release his Original birth certificat we all might be very surprised who his real father is. He isn't just any ordinary [email protected] like you all thought, he is a prince of sorts.
The prince of the Nation of Islam?
Time will tell.
How can he be a Kenyan native and Malcolm X's son at the same time. Just admit that you're so blinded by hatred for Obama that you can't even think straight.
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Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#1011 Feb 13, 2009
orphanannie wrote:
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FEAR!! FEAR!! THE SKY IS FALLING!!! FEAR!! FEAR!!
you can't possibly be content to just bask in reality. NO!! you must make up shit as you go along...and turn your dial to the Rush BOOMBAH network...where every move, whisker, or tittle, is scrutinized...
NEVER MIND that the war in Iraq has/is costing us $341 million dollars a day; that 250,000 INNOCENT Iraqis have lost their lives; that 4000+ Americans have lost theirs; that 25,000 US soldiers have come home with no arms, legs, sight, hearing, or are so brain injured they will never know what day it is!
I guess THAT reality is okay with you...
You would much rather screech nothing but conjecture, slander, and drivel in an effort to divide and destroy...
I have to wonder why ANYONE would seek to undermine a Presidency that calls for EVERY American to pull together to put this country back on track...
The REALITY is that we have 3 MILLION PEOPLE WITHOUT A JOB in this country. We have businesses folding right and left, and all you can worry about is whether or not Obama has "left " leaning ties....
Odd, your little dubya couldn't have been MORE damaging to this country and the WORLD, but you weren't whinin then, were ya?
If you don't like the boat you are in, stop drillin' holes in it, and find a different boat...
Some of us want to sail this one...we love our new president and we support him.
Unlike george and his side kick dick, he's connected to the people of this country.
You are willing to blast someone who INHERITED a mess, and yet, you still want MORE MESS? what kind of sense does that make?
You just repeat all the crap some blithering fool bumbles about on the radio or tv, without REALLY researching the WHOLE truth yourself...then come here and blither some more...
instead of looking like a complete village idiot, why don't you go take the time to READ what the stimulus package law REALLY says, instead of just repeating bits and pieces to promote your own agenda?
You remind me a lot of many Christians...you know...the kind who go to church every Sunday...and smile and shake hands with their fellow parishoners...and they quote verses from the Bible...you know the ones about "loving your neighbor" and "not stealing" and "committing adultery"...
But...when a particular verse comes along about wearing pride like a robe, and bragging about how wonderful they all are, well, those verses just aren't brought up...
Republicans are notorious for leaving out the things that also apply TO THEM!
They love to finger point, instill fear tactics, play games, and line their own pockets...but they don't like the rules to apply to THEM!
no wonder you hate a President who is changing all that...and for once, shining a light in some very dark corners in Washington...
IT"S ABOUT TIME!
You need to realize that a transparent government is good for everyone, EVEN YOU!
Dont Tell Me,,, let me see if I got this right from your comment.
You were concieved at woodstock in the back of a volks wagon buss with flowers painted on it with the peace signs on all the windows, You dont know who your daddy is because of all the drugs and party day and nite life, which left you with some very serious brain damage.
You voted for Oboma because you believed all the lies to get the majority of the people believing his bullsh*t.
You will be tearing off the Oboma stickers off your car soon enough, you think not. hide and watch.
Im neither left wing or right wing because they are all connected to the same bird.
I am a true American.
You need to do some research, Our country is going to be in a great World Depression, while you are still trying to figure out what Oboma can do for you.

Since: Apr 07

Centreville, VA

#1012 Feb 13, 2009
Humanist wrote:
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Yeah, that "trickle down (on)" crap really worked out well, didn't it?
why, yes, it did.

But Obama's trickle up won't.

Will the stimulus actually stimulate? Economists say no

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/62082.ht...
Ghost Dog

Waterloo, IA

#1013 Feb 13, 2009
Justin, "W" pulled the troops out of Afghanistan to invade Iraq. Took most of the assets out and left a caretaker staff, now we are having to send 30-50,000 more troops back in. The Taliban controls over 90 percent of the country and Karzi, an employee of the CIA for the last 25 years, is called the "Mayor of Kabul" and he can't even keep that secure since last week several insurgents attacked and killed 20, wounded about 60. Karzi's youngest brother is the number 2 druglord in the country. Yep, Bush abandoned Afghanistan to wage a personal war in Iraq, had something to prove to daddy!
Ghost Dog

Waterloo, IA

#1014 Feb 13, 2009
The "Trickle Down" worked? Where? Seems like some REPUGs pulled the plug on the US economy and drained the treasury and most of the rest of the world's.
byGeorge

Asheville, NC

#1015 Feb 13, 2009
Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27, 2009

Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related To Gaza Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the ``Act''), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza. You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.(Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, January 27, 2009

Since: Apr 07

Centreville, VA

#1016 Feb 13, 2009
say goodbye to welfare reform

buried in the stimulus bill is a huge inducement for states to explode the numbers of people receiving welfare.

The editors of National Review spotted the fatal provision

Under the provisions in the stimulus bill, states will once again be paid a bounty for expanding their welfare rolls. As reported by Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation, the federal government will now pay states 80 percent of the cost for each new family they sign up for welfare.

That means that states will get $4 for every $1 they spend. This will leave the main welfare program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), with a funding mechanism similar to the one that supports Medicaid.

Medicaid's funding ratio, which gives states $1 to $3 for every dollar they spend, has caused state Medicaid spending to skyrocket.

If Medicaid's dollar-for-dollar model has proved ruinous, Obama's new $4-to-$1 ratio for welfare will prove, in all likelihood, four times so.

Needless to say, people who receive checks from the government are loyal Democrat voters. Say farewell to the prosperity brought about by welfare reform. The new incentive system favors growth of welfare dependency.

“1/20/09 The Error of Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Indianapolis, IN

#1017 Feb 13, 2009
Burton W. Folsom, Jr.
Author, New Deal or Raw Deal?

There are three reasons we do not need a New New Deal from President Obama in 2009.
First, the federal programs in FDR's New Deal did not lower unemployment. Sure, the Works Progress Administration built roads, the Tennessee Valley Authority built dams, and the Civilian Conservation Corps planted trees. But every dollar that went to creating a federal job had to come from taxpayers, who, by sending their cash to Washington, lost the chance to buy hamburgers, movie tickets, or clothes and create new jobs for restaurants, theaters, and tailors.
The taxes to pay for the New Deal became astronomical. In 1935, Roosevelt decided to raise the marginal tax rate on top incomes to 79 percent. Later he raised it to 90 percent. These confiscatory rates discouraged entrepreneurs from investing, which prolonged the Great Depression.
Henry Morgenthau, FDR's loyal Secretary of the Treasury, was frustrated at the persistence of double-digit unemployment throughout the 1930s. In May 1939, with unemployment at 20 percent, he exploded at the failed New Deal programs. "We have tried spending money," Morgenthau noted. "We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.... We have never made good on our promises.... I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started.... And an enormous debt to boot!"
Third, the New Deal divided and politicized the country in tragic ways. Those who lobbied most effectively won subsidies and bailouts even if their cause was weak. Others, who had greater needs, received nothing. were being granted to their special interests.... Personal lobbying paid, regardless of the justice or injustice of their demand."
Thus, as money became available, those with effective political lobbies won the subsidies and others, who sometimes had more just causes and greater need, received little or nothing. In the case of the veterans, in 1936 they won a $2 billion federal bonus—a sum exceeding six percent of the entire national debt at the time. Teachers, by contrast, were less effective lobbyists and won almost no federal subsidies. Silver miners, led by Senator Key Pittman of Nevada, won a silver subsidy that paid almost $300,000 a day each day for 14 years, but coal miners were left out.
Massachusetts Governor Joseph Ely believed that no state should receive federal aid and that private charity was the best charity; that federal relief ruined both taxpayers and those in need. "Whatever the justification for relief," Ely said, "the fact remains that the way in which it has been used makes it the greatest political asset on the practical side of party politics ever held by an administration." Ely added that "millions of men and women ... have come to believe almost that there is no hope for them except upon a government payroll."
Federal dollars always become political dollars, and the Democrats moved to use federal money to gain votes at election time. In Pennsylvania, Joseph Guffey, the successful Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 1934, ran a campaign ad that said, "Compare this $297,942,173 contributed by Pennsylvania to the U.S. U.S. Treasury with the cash and credit of $678,074,195 contributed to Pennsylvania by the Roosevelt Democratic administration." Vote Democrat, Guffey and others proclaimed, and the federal faucet will keep running. James Doherty, a New Hampshire Democrat, said, "It is my personal belief that to the victor belong the spoils and that Democrats should be holding most of these [WPA] positions so that we might strengthen our fences for the 1940 election."
If history is a guide, we have every reason to believe that if President Obama institutes a New New Deal, then universal health care, federal bailouts, and jobs stimulus programs will be costly, will be politicized, and will fail.

Since: Apr 08

Beaufort, SC

#1018 Feb 13, 2009
Ghost Dog wrote:
Amazing, the "selective" memory of Republicans, especially the "loyal Bushies"! I would bet they don't remember why Bush said WE needed to urgently invade Iraq while abandoning Afghanistan and allowing Osama Bin Laden to slide on over into Pakistan when he was trapped at Tora Bora? Still don't understand why that was allowed to happen but think it had something to do with the ties between the Bush family and the Saudis/Bin Laden family. "W" went from wanting OBL "dead or alive" to "he doesn't matter and I don't think much about him, don't waste any time on him". Amazing!
Ghost Dog, we invaded Iraq while remaining in Afghanistan. We never left there. It may also surprise you to learn that Afghanistan is a mountainous rugged country with many caves which have always made it easy to hide and a smugglers dream. Pakistanis friendly to Bin Laden didn't help either. Bush could have probably pushed harder for him. But in this case, while Bush has screwed up a lot, this is one that would have been hard for anyone to pull off. So YOU get your facts straight and not out of the move-on kool aid pitcher.
Jon Jon

Hayden, ID

#1019 Feb 13, 2009
Dear Fellow Citizen,

On a recent news broadcast, Rep. Dan Ipsa (New Hampshire) mentioned in passing "the Holt bill that's been folded into the stimulus package."

The Holt bill is: H.R. 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd...

This is full-fledged gun control!!!!!!

The spending bill is bad enough - this addition is DANGEROUS!!!!

PLEASE let everyone (congress, news outlets, friends, neighbors) know what the liberals are sneaking into this stimulus bill - this has nothing to do with jobs.

Paste this into your e-mail and forward this to everone you know - this needs to go viral before it gets passed.

John

Since: Apr 08

Beaufort, SC

#1020 Feb 13, 2009
O - the President wrote:
<quoted text>
Examples of the amazing hypocrisy of Republicans:
-They say we view Obama as the Messiah when they view Bush as God's messenger and right-hand man
-They say Obama is stupid, inexperienced, and arrogant but ignore the fact that Bush has all those qualities in spades
-They think spending trillions of dollars on war and making the rich richer is okay but spending almost a trillion on helping the economy and American people is wasteful and communist
-They accuse Obama of buying the election via ACORN when they stole 2 elections via the Supreme Court, Diebold, and W's brother and rich buddies
-Badmouth Clinton and Obama and it's free speech. Say the same things about Bush and it automatically means you're a terrorist and a traitor who hates America.
Try reading some of my posts, man. I blame Bush for plenty, but I don't invent things out of the blue to blame him for. I and a lot of other conservatives accuse him of not being conservative at all. Point one down

Bush successfully ran as chief executive the state of Texas, that counts as experience, name something similar Obama did. Obama isn't stupid, he is a socialist, they are not the same thing. He does lie, however. He claims he never knew that his pastor of 20 years was so extremist. HA! He made similar claims about other long term extremist friends of his. No way he didn't know. He was going to have no corruption, yet his pre-inaugural period was the most corrupt on record. He would have no dealings with lobbyist, what was it four or five of his appointees were lobbyist or the next closest thing. A number of his appointees had such black records on tax evasion or nanny problems that Republicans would have been the laughing stock of the world had they tried to appoint people that corrupt. The arrogance to try such stunts just going into office dwarfs Bush's arrogance. Point two down

Bush did not "steal" anything. Elections have always had inaccuracies that have been statistically measured. Those in Florida fell within those parameters easily. When Gore lost Florida and therefor the election because Bush out stratagized him with knowing how to campaign to win the electoral college, Gore had his temper tantrum and kept calling recounts. It was becoming more and more obvious that, since the recounts were only occurring in liberal districts, though the inaccuracies occurred in same percentages in conservative districts, funny things were happening. Many reports were coming in about every Bush vote was being thrown out and more Gore were coming in than could be accounted for by registered voters in the districts. Then after, what 5 recounts, the state laws were finally enforced. Give it up man, you lost fair and square. I am glad that you all didn't call for recounts this time. What a refreshing change. Point three down.

The media and democratic pundits play character assassination all the time and it is just fine. But when ANYTHING, anything at all negative is said about a democrat and it's race baiting or worse. You got it exactly backwards. Democrats play party politics exclusively and Republicans have tried bi-partisanship a lot. It gets the GOP nothing, but more political losses. I wish the GOP would wise up and play ball like the democrats do. I guess you count the 94 congress opening up the house rules to allow the minority party equal power except for votes to hardball partisanship and Pelosi making new house rules so that the minority party can't add any amendments, ask questions in committee and many other extreme partisan rules to be bi-partisanship. That would be typical of liberal kool-aid drinkers. Point four down.

Since: Apr 08

Beaufort, SC

#1021 Feb 13, 2009
Jim Says wrote:
Burton W. Folsom, Jr.
Author, New Deal or Raw Deal?
There are three reasons we do not need a New New Deal from President Obama in 2009.
First, the federal programs in FDR's New Deal did not lower unemployment. Sure, the Works Progress Administration built roads, the Tennessee Valley Authority built dams, and the Civilian Conservation Corps planted trees. But every dollar that went to creating a federal job had to come from taxpayers, who, by sending their cash to Washington, lost the chance to buy hamburgers, movie tickets, or clothes and create new jobs for restaurants, theaters, and tailors.
...
If history is a guide, we have every reason to believe that if President Obama institutes a New New Deal, then universal health care, federal bailouts, and jobs stimulus programs will be costly, will be politicized, and will fail.
Jim, that was very clearly and well-said. I really hope that the left-wingers on this site can understand it. Thank you.

Since: Apr 08

Beaufort, SC

#1022 Feb 13, 2009
Jon Jon wrote:
Dear Fellow Citizen,
On a recent news broadcast, Rep. Dan Ipsa (New Hampshire) mentioned in passing "the Holt bill that's been folded into the stimulus package."
The Holt bill is: H.R. 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd...
This is full-fledged gun control!!!!!!
The spending bill is bad enough - this addition is DANGEROUS!!!!
PLEASE let everyone (congress, news outlets, friends, neighbors) know what the liberals are sneaking into this stimulus bill - this has nothing to do with jobs.
Paste this into your e-mail and forward this to everone you know - this needs to go viral before it gets passed.
John
Maybe I'm just stupid, but I just read the entire bill and saw nothing that was particularly bad. I saw background checks, restrictions on selling firearms, restrictions on access to firearms by minors, but nothing that seemed overly restrictive. I do believe in the second amendment and the right to bear and keep arms, I just don't see where this bill restricts that right. What is your beef?

“Obama = One & Done”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#1023 Feb 14, 2009
oriana wrote:
say goodbye to welfare reform
buried in the stimulus bill is a huge inducement for states to explode the numbers of people receiving welfare.
The editors of National Review spotted the fatal provision
Under the provisions in the stimulus bill, states will once again be paid a bounty for expanding their welfare rolls. As reported by Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation, the federal government will now pay states 80 percent of the cost for each new family they sign up for welfare.
That means that states will get $4 for every $1 they spend. This will leave the main welfare program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), with a funding mechanism similar to the one that supports Medicaid.
Medicaid's funding ratio, which gives states $1 to $3 for every dollar they spend, has caused state Medicaid spending to skyrocket.
If Medicaid's dollar-for-dollar model has proved ruinous, Obama's new $4-to-$1 ratio for welfare will prove, in all likelihood, four times so.
Needless to say, people who receive checks from the government are loyal Democrat voters. Say farewell to the prosperity brought about by welfare reform. The new incentive system favors growth of welfare dependency.
Dear Fellow Citizen,

On a recent news broadcast, Rep. Dan Ipsa (New Hampshire) mentioned in passing "the Holt bill that's been folded into the stimulus package."

The Holt bill is: H.R. 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd ...

This is full-fledged gun control!!!!!!

The spending bill is bad enough - this addition is DANGEROUS!!!!

PLEASE let everyone (congress, news outlets, friends, neighbors) know what the liberals are sneaking into this stimulus bill - this has nothing to do with jobs.

Paste this into your e-mail and forward this to everone you know - this needs to go viral before it gets passed.

John
Church Slave

Port Orchard, WA

#1024 Feb 14, 2009
O - the President wrote:
<quoted text>
How can he be a Kenyan native and Malcolm X's son at the same time. Just admit that you're so blinded by hatred for Obama that you can't even think straight.
O-PresiLiber
Do you know that the gestation period for a human baby is generally 280 days.
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhca...

With modern air travel a person can fly to just about anywhere in the world in 1 day.

What that means is that a trashy communist woman that gets knocked up in Seattle would have about 279 days / 40 weeks to make her way to Kenya.

In the trashy communist woman's defense, there have been accounts of her trying desperately to leave Kenya and make it home to hawaii to have her baby but she was too far along. The airlines would not let her on the plane because she was about to pop and they didn't want to risk it.

But this just once again places mother and [email protected] son in Kenya for the birth.

BTW we have witnesses that attended the birth of Obama that claim it was in Kenya. But we have not one Doctor, nurse, attendent, assistant, or hospital employee that has claimed to be at the birth in Hawaii.

Obama is Kenyan and has no business in the White House.
Jon Jon

Hayden, ID

#1025 Feb 14, 2009
Radar410 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe I'm just stupid, but I just read the entire bill and saw nothing that was particularly bad. I saw background checks, restrictions on selling firearms, restrictions on access to firearms by minors, but nothing that seemed overly restrictive. I do believe in the second amendment and the right to bear and keep arms, I just don't see where this bill restricts that right. What is your beef?
$250,000 fine if you don't report when you move.

You can't give your guns to your kids without going through a gun dealer.

Also, read a little history - the NAZIs used gun registration to have a list of guns to confiscate before the holocaust.

Now, read your 2nd ammendment - "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Period. end of statement, No fines, no registration, no infringement. Period.

"The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Period.
Church Slave

Port Orchard, WA

#1026 Feb 14, 2009
Jon Jon wrote:
<quoted text>
$250,000 fine if you don't report when you move.
You can't give your guns to your kids without going through a gun dealer.
Also, read a little history - the NAZIs used gun registration to have a list of guns to confiscate before the holocaust.
Now, read your 2nd ammendment - "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Period. end of statement, No fines, no registration, no infringement. Period.
"The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Period.
Your posting is brilliant-right off the charts.
But keep in mind that these people don't think, they only feel.
How do we reach them is anybody's guess, unless they suddenly begin to FEEL the government has started to go too far.

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