Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1405609 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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#663474 Jun 16, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Obama is dangerous right now.
He sees the writing on the wall and knows being re-elected is a long shot. He also knows his health care scam will be dealt a harsh blow by the Supreme Court.
Therefore he will try and jam as much left wing, socialist crap down out throats as he can until then. The whining crybaby will try and create a total clusterf**k for Romney that will dwarf anything Bush did.
Good post, If ObamaCare is dealt a death knell, as should be done. Barack Hussein Obama will double down on all the rest of his "Progressive" read Communist agenda. We the citizens will spend years extricated ourselves from his failed Presidency.

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Not A BO Lover

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#663475 Jun 16, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
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Bwahahahahahaha! How many lies will you post today loser? So credible you "forgot" to post a link!
How many US Citizens will Obama Assassinate today?
Are you counting fetuses born alive? Death by drone is just a Very late term abortion.
sonicfilter

Delphi, IN

#663476 Jun 16, 2012
Justus39 wrote:
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Sonic,
Your item is dated 2002 now go on youtube and look up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac along with Maxine Waters,Barney Frank and Gregory Meek. Bush was talking about home ownership but he also knew you had to afford the mortgage so the money would be repaid,he was mistaken to think the Democrats would not take this as another give away program to buy votes. Around 2003 he started to notice the flaws in the program and called on Congress to tighten the reins and when he did Barney Frank,Maxine Waters and the CBC made it a racial issue. There are several places on youtube showing these hearings anyone who is interested can find them there. Raines made Millions with Fannie/Freddie while telling Congress how safe they were. Today he is tied in with Al Gore and your boy Obama in these Green Energy Projects again milking the tax payers for every dime they can get.You wish to stop your investigating at a point that serves your purpose and most uninformed will not look for themselves and that is why we are bankrupt!
"Bush was talking about home ownership but he also knew you had to afford the mortgage"

One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans.

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...

And as for flaws....

The Administration strongly believes that the housing GSEs should be focused on their core housing mission, particularly with respect to low-income Americans and first-time homebuyers. Instead, provisions of H.R. 1461 that expand mortgage purchasing authority would lessen the housing GSEs' commitment to low-income homebuyers.

Read more at the American Presidency Project: George W. Bush: Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 1461 - Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005 http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php...

Like I said, I see none of that in that right wing 'book'.

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Not A BO Lover

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#663477 Jun 16, 2012
Our Next President wrote:
Barack Obama, Our Next President!
We don't want to waste his REAL talent. I nominate him as DOG CATCHER In CHIEF.
carol

Orlando, FL

#663478 Jun 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Excellent right wing bullshit.
But maybe you can find some mention of our last POTUS in the book. Not mentioning his part in the housing debacle seems to lean a bit ideological. So as I said......
And for you who will now try to yell over me.....
"Last June, I issued a challenge to everyone involved in the housing industry to help increase the number of minority families to be home owners. And what I'm talking about, I'm talking about your bankers and your brokers and developers, as well as members of faith-based community and community programs. And the response to the home owners challenge has been very strong and very gratifying. Twenty-two public and private partners have signed up to help meet our national goal. Partners in the mortgage finance industry are encouraging homeownership by purchasing more loans made by banks to African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.
Representatives of the real estate and homebuilding industries, through their nationwide networks or affiliates, are committed to broadening homeownership. They made the commitment to help meet the national goal we set.
Freddie Mae -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- I see the heads who are here; I want to thank you all for coming --(laughter)-- have committed to provide more money for lenders. They've committed to help meet the shortage of capital available for minority home buyers."
http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...
"Franklin told me at the meeting where we kicked this off, he said, I promise you we will help, and he has,"
So who knew that Raines was spending time in the Bush WH? Evidently not the authors of that right wing piece of crap.
I think this explains it.

http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/four-shocking-...

There's nothing wrong with any president encouraging home ownership. But the feds printed too much money which flooded the market and kept lowering mortgage interest rates. The housing bubble led to people buying homes they couldn't afford and weren't worth what they are were paying so they simply stopped paying.

Some even believe it was orchestrated.

The Federal Reserve and its long standing partner, the US Treasury, engineered the housing bubble, including the fraudulent inducement of America as part of a financial coup d’etat. Our bankruptcy was not an accident. It was engineered at the highest levels.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php...

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sonicfilter

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#663479 Jun 16, 2012
Mike Oxley, we hardly knew ye. An amazing report from the FT:

The Ohio Republican who headed the House financial services committee until his retirement after mid-term elections last year, blames the mess [at Fannie and Freddie] on ideologues within the White House as well as Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve.

The critics have forgotten that the House passed a GSE reform bill in 2005 that could well have prevented the current crisis, says Mr Oxley, now vice-chairman of Nasdaq.

He fumes about the criticism of his House colleagues.“All the handwringing and bedwetting is going on without remembering how the House stepped up on this,” he says.“What did we get from the White House? We got a one-finger salute.”

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/o...

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#663480 Jun 16, 2012
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How pathetic! President Obama so hard up for cash he has to go around begging money from celebrities! Seems the billion dollar campaign fund is as broke as Obama. They have raised nowhere near half that amount.
What a shame. No fainting. No Greek columns(oops). No precise lighting halo. No booming reverb voice. Down to begging for cash. If he didn't have Air Force One he'd probably be traveling on Greyhound!
Celebrities have always loved celebrity presidents. It has to do with all that tinsel. They live in tinsel town and in a tinsel world so why not have a tinsel president and a tinsel nation? It eases their consciences to spread the tinsel around.

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#663481 Jun 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Unprovoked means not provoked by anything done or said.
Therefore you say that the killing of the people in Libya was of no concern.
You said it.
Khadafy lover. Terrorist lover.
Libya was a civil war that was none of our business...

by your criteria, we should be engaged in military action to protect victims in dozens of countries...

start with China, tough guy....

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FIRE THE GOP

Holly Springs, NC

#663482 Jun 16, 2012
GOP Rewrites history.......

Seems you blame Obama for the near depression bushy gave us....

Tax cuts were in hand for the richest in the land!

Down went the GDP!

Now they trot out Mitt who wants more tax cuts for the richest! Again!

Right now in time of war?

GOP?

WAKE UP!

Millions of republican's will vote for Obama again! Just like last time!!!!!

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sonicfilter

Delphi, IN

#663484 Jun 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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I think this explains it.
http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/four-shocking-...
There's nothing wrong with any president encouraging home ownership. But the feds printed too much money which flooded the market and kept lowering mortgage interest rates. The housing bubble led to people buying homes they couldn't afford and weren't worth what they are were paying so they simply stopped paying.
Some even believe it was orchestrated.
The Federal Reserve and its long standing partner, the US Treasury, engineered the housing bubble, including the fraudulent inducement of America as part of a financial coup d’etat. Our bankruptcy was not an accident. It was engineered at the highest levels.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php...
"While the Fed does bear much responsibility for sowing the seeds of recession, it’s commonly treated as an institution independent of politics and even the government itself. But the Federal Reserve Board consists of governors appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Because the president appoints the board, he has primary influence over its policies. This is especially the case for chairmen of the Fed appointed by Republicans because they often have ties to Republican administrations. Chairman Ben Bernanke was originally appointed as a member of the Fed in 2002, serving until 2005, when he became chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House, a position that made him Bush’s chief economic adviser.

As early as 2002, a majority of the seven-member Federal Reserve Board was Bush appointees, and by 2006 every member was a Bush appointee. While many critical decisions about monetary policy are made by the Federal Open Market Committee, the board’s position always prevails.

The Treasury secretary also has had breakfast with the Fed chairman on a weekly basis for decades. Consequently, most economists generally believe that every administration ultimately gets the Fed policy it wants. Therefore, one must conclude that if there were errors in Fed policy that caused the current downturn, it must be because the Fed was doing what the Bush administration wanted it to do."

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/08...

And I guess someone who worked in the Reagan WH would know that sort of thing.

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#663485 Jun 16, 2012
Dr. Richard Land, a top conservative evangelical leader, came out strongly in favor of President Obama’s new immigration policy today, slamming Republicans who would call the move “amnesty.”

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/06/15/...

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#663486 Jun 16, 2012
Bill O’Reilly Scolds Daily Caller Heckler:‘You Must Respect The Office Of The Presidency’

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-oreilly-scold...

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#663487 Jun 16, 2012
flack wrote:
China Sends First Female Into Space
We fall further and further behind!
China pretty much owns us. We just try to pretend like they don't.
We can't even stand on our own two feet and get our own house in order. Why should we be considered a competitor on the world stage when there are forces among us who would love nothing more than an impotent America being led around by the nose?

This isn't just an election between two American ideologies. It's a battle between overthrowing or sustaining American ideologies.

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#663488 Jun 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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"While the Fed does bear much responsibility for sowing the seeds of recession, it’s commonly treated as an institution independent of politics and even the government itself. But the Federal Reserve Board consists of governors appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
Because the president appoints the board, he has primary influence over its policies. This is especially the case for chairmen of the Fed appointed by Republicans because they often have ties to Republican administrations. Chairman Ben Bernanke was originally appointed as a member of the Fed in 2002, serving until 2005, when he became chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House, a position that made him Bush’s chief economic adviser.
As early as 2002, a majority of the seven-member Federal Reserve Board was Bush appointees, and by 2006 every member was a Bush appointee. While many critical decisions about monetary policy are made by the Federal Open Market Committee, the board’s position always prevails.
The Treasury secretary also has had breakfast with the Fed chairman on a weekly basis for decades. Consequently, most economists generally believe that every administration ultimately gets the Fed policy it wants. Therefore, one must conclude that if there were errors in Fed policy that caused the current downturn, it must be because the Fed was doing what the Bush administration wanted it to do."
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/08...
And I guess someone who worked in the Reagan WH would know that sort of thing.
The dailybeast is misleading its readers.

Fed appointees are appointed to serve 14 year terms. The idea is to keep any one president from appointing the entire board. But Fed governors almost always leave before the end of their terms or they end up getting appointed for a term that only has two or three years to run.

http://business.time.com/2008/03/20/why_is_th...

Interestingly, 4 of the 7 current members of the Board were appointed by Obama:

Ben Bernanke - February 1, 2006
Janet Yellen - October 4, 2010
Daniel Tarullo - January 28, 2009
Sarah Bloom Raskin - October 4, 2010
Jerome H. Powell - May 2012
Jeremy C. Stein - May 30, 2012
Elizabeth A. Duke - August 5, 2008

The point being, if Board members leave prematurely, the sitting president has no choice but to appoint others to take their place.

The dailybeast probably just didn't think to mention that.

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Manchester, NH

#663489 Jun 16, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
GOP Rewrites history.......
Seems you blame Obama for the near depression bushy gave us....
Tax cuts were in hand for the richest in the land!
Down went the GDP!
Now they trot out Mitt who wants more tax cuts for the richest! Again!
Right now in time of war?
GOP?
WAKE UP!
Millions of republican's will vote for Obama again! Just like last time!!!!!
(CBS News) The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency.

The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office.

The latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt now stands at $15.566 trillion. It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush's last day in office, which coincided with President Obama's first day.

The National Debt also now exceeds 100% of the nation's Gross Domestic Product, the total value of goods and services.

Mr. Obama has been quick to blame his predecessor for the soaring Debt, saying Mr. Bush paid for two wars and a Medicare prescription drug program with borrowed funds.

The federal budget sent to Congress last month by Mr. Obama, projects the National Debt will continue to rise as far as the eye can see. The budget shows the Debt hitting $16.3 trillion in 2012,$17.5 trillion in 2013 and $25.9 trillion in 2022.

Federal budget records show the National Debt once topped 121% of GDP at the end of World War II. The Debt that year, 1946, was, by today's standards, a mere $270 billion dollars.

Mr. Obama doesn't mention the National Debt much, though he does want to be seen trying to reduce the annual budget deficit, though it's topped a trillion dollars for four years now.

As part of his "Win the Future" program, Mr. Obama called for "taking responsibility for our deficits, by cutting wasteful, excessive spending wherever we find it."

His latest budget projects a $1.3 trillion deficit this year declining to $901 billion in 2012, and then annual deficits in the range of $500 billion to $700 billion in the 10 years to come.

If Mr. Obama wins re-election, and his budget projections prove accurate, the National Debt will top $20 trillion in 2016, the final year of his second term. That would mean the Debt increased by 87 percent, or $9.34 trillion, during his two terms.

Mark Knoller

Mark Knoller is a CBS News White House correspondent.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#663490 Jun 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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China pretty much owns us. We just try to pretend like they don't.
We can't even stand on our own two feet and get our own house in order. Why should we be considered a competitor on the world stage when there are forces among us who would love nothing more than an impotent America being led around by the nose?
This isn't just an election between two American ideologies. It's a battle between overthrowing or sustaining American ideologies.
Most people, yet, have come to realize just how right you are. This is more than a normal election. This is about the future of America. Will we be free or just a cog in a big government machine? Let us hope the silent majority wakes up to this fact before it is too late.

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#663491 Jun 16, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
GOP Rewrites history.......
Seems you blame Obama for the near depression bushy gave us....
Tax cuts were in hand for the richest in the land!
Down went the GDP!
Now they trot out Mitt who wants more tax cuts for the richest! Again!
Right now in time of war?
GOP?
WAKE UP!
Millions of republican's will vote for Obama again! Just like last time!!!!!
Everyday Obama reminds us that America may not survive his Reign. We elected our own worst enemy.

Obama has replaced God Bless America with Viva La Raza.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#663492 Jun 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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The dailybeast is misleading its readers.
Fed appointees are appointed to serve 14 year terms. The idea is to keep any one president from appointing the entire board. But Fed governors almost always leave before the end of their terms or they end up getting appointed for a term that only has two or three years to run.
http://business.time.com/2008/03/20/why_is_th...
Interestingly, 4 of the 7 current members of the Board were appointed by Obama:
Ben Bernanke - February 1, 2006
Janet Yellen - October 4, 2010
Daniel Tarullo - January 28, 2009
Sarah Bloom Raskin - October 4, 2010
Jerome H. Powell - May 2012
Jeremy C. Stein - May 30, 2012
Elizabeth A. Duke - August 5, 2008
The point being, if Board members leave prematurely, the sitting president has no choice but to appoint others to take their place.
The dailybeast probably just didn't think to mention that.
Elizabeth A. Duke (Betsy) was my banker here in Virginia Beach before she was appointed. A friend of the family. Been to her house many times.

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Nobama

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#663493 Jun 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Dr. Richard Land, a top conservative evangelical leader, came out strongly in favor of President Obama’s new immigration policy today, slamming Republicans who would call the move “amnesty.”
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/06/15/...
many Bible-thumpers are liberals who think being anti-abortion is the only criterion for Conservatism...

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#663494 Jun 16, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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That's why he's called King Obama, the Kenyan Snake and the Uber Goober. He tells the SCOTUS what to do and what not to do. He tells Congress what to do and if it doesn't follow the King's decree, he then rules by executive fiat. If States try enforcing laws that he won't, he sues them.
We have a Presidential embarrassment who thinks that Affirmative Action applies in the Executive Branch, too.
He hasn't known any different since he was born.
If only those who were running the show telling Obama what to do and say were looking out for America's best interests...

The progressive secularist movement (i.e. "the powers that be") got their foot in the door and have rammed it down. They don't want their carefully selected front man to be booted back out.

But they are not mainstream America. Make no mistake.

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