Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1655547 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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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#964592 Aug 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The good news is liberals and blacks, both democrat and republican, are condemning the NAACP for making such a big issue out of this rodeo clown.
Thank goodness.
There were two clowns, one wearing the Obama mask the other mic'd up and providing commentary. Do you know which was which?

Do you know which state fair official made the decision that banned only one of the clowns from the MO state state fair?
WOW

New York, NY

#964593 Aug 15, 2013
OBAMA THE WALL STREET FRAUD The same tortured logic has been used to justify the fact that the federal government deigned to bail out Wall Street but not Detroit. Supposedly, the mega-banks pose a systemic risk and Detroit doesn’t. On July 29th, former Obama administration economist Jared Bernstein pursued this line of reasoning on his blog, writing:

[T]he correct motivation for federal bailouts — meaning some combination of managing a bankruptcy, paying off creditors (though often with a haircut), or providing liquidity in cases where that’s the issue as opposed to insolvency – is systemic risk. The failure of large, major banks, two out of the big three auto companies, the secondary market for housing – all of these pose unacceptably large risks to global financial markets, and thus the global economy, to a major industry, including its upstream and downstream suppliers, and to the national housing sector.

Because a) there’s not much of a case that Detroit is systemically connected in those ways, and b) Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code appears to provide an adequate way for it to deal with its insolvency, I don’t think anything like a large scale bailout is forthcoming.

Holding Main Street Hostage

Detroit’s bankruptcy poses no systemic risk to Wall Street and global financial markets. Fine. But it does pose a systemic risk to Main Street, local governments, and the contractual rights of pensioners. Credit rating agency Moody’s stated in a recent report that if Detroit manages to cut its pension obligations, other struggling cities could follow suit. The Detroit bankruptcy is establishing a template for wiping out government pensions everywhere. Chicago or New York could be next.

There is also the systemic risk posed to the municipal bond system. Bryce Hoffman,writing in The Detroit News on July 30th, warned:

Detroit’s bankruptcy threatens to change the rules of the municipal bond game and already is making it more expensive for the state’s other struggling towns and school districts to borrow money and fund big infrastructure projects.

In fact, one bond analyst told The Detroit News that he has spoken to major institutional investors who have already decided to stop, for now, buying any Michigan bonds.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#964594 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>She is practically a lock to win, I can't se her turning her back on the presidency.
Maybe if a competent Republican contender(sorry, I couldn't hold back a laugh) should step in she might not want to give it a go.
Hillary was more of a lock in 2006, when she had no opponents and 2008 was a sure Democrat year.

Now she faces poor health, old age, a less favorable year in 2016, and a powerful opponent in the White House.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#964595 Aug 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Can't say WND is exactly an unbiased source, so I did some research and the allegation is, if nothing else, suspicious.
Examiner, "We know that this administration is supplying weapons to the al-Nursa Front in Syria. We have heard the claim that the CIA was allegedly running guns in Benghazi. Evidence seems to also suggest the illegal weapons trafficking could have been the reason why four Americans were killed in Benghazi."
http://www.examiner.com/article/muslim-brothe...
However, apparently Senators McCain and Graham are also culpable according to this article - if any of it is true.
Considering the self-imposed censorship of the liberal media not to expose any wrongdoing on the part of this administration, we probably shouldn't hold our breath that this will even see the light of day even if it is true.
'Can't say WND is exactly an unbiased source' Our little girl is growing up right before our very eyes. Most rightwingers love WND an believe every word they write.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#964596 Aug 15, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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Carol is back to birth certificates?
Democrats encouraged the bither movement for years.
Like the tea party, birthes help the democrats as both never understood the term counterproductive ;-)
Never said anything about a birth certificate. It's just your overactive imagination again.

But I did say it was odd that the President of the United States doesn't know his birthday was three weeks away and announced it as "next week".

If you're birthday was on August 4, would you think it was "next week" in the middle of July?

Even you'd think that a bit odd if you weren't so gullible, perhaps.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#964597 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>They were going apesh!t yesterday, Fox was up in arms that the president was golfing while stuff was going on in Egypt.
They all seem thrilled about the Obama-faced rodeo clown however.
Egypt is about to become another Syria, but much larger and much more dangerous.

Other countries to follow soon?
WOW

New York, NY

#964598 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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but i like black people.
white people? depends. as long as they're not a racist trying to deny their own racism by insinuating that everyone else is the racist, i have no problem with them.
AS I SAID LIBERAL SUBURBAN RACISTS BIGOT AHOLE I like BLACK PEOPLE WHY because they are BLACK so YOU ARE SOME KIND OF TOM 1/2 injun 1/2 SEMIHOLE walking around hugging BLACKS do that in COMPTON,EAST NEW YORK, NEWARK, DETROIT, CHITOWN MAKE A VIDEO POST IT ON YOU TUBE so you like BLACK people what about INDIANS dont you like THEM YOU SAID YOU ARE A 1/2 a SEMENHOLE speak about INDIAN RIGHTS TALK ABOUT YOUR PEOPLES LAND TALK ABOUT YOUR HISTORY BLACK PEOPLE DONT NEED YOU WE DONT NEED YOUR SUPPORT go save the buffolos BLACKS HAVE LESS INDIAN BLOOD IN THEM THAN WHITES LIKE YOU
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#964599 Aug 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Are they picketing CVS for refusing to sell nail polish remover without a photo ID?
You are actually equating preventing Americans from voting to not being able to buy a potentially hazardous substance?
LCNlin

United States

#964600 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>She, like Fox News, is always trolling looking to make another non story about the president into a real story.
birth certificate to Obamacare back to the NSA
WOW

New York, NY

#964601 Aug 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Since when are Americans forbidden to be "disrespectful" (to use a ghetto term) to public officials?
OH SNap
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#964602 Aug 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You are also much too gullible for your own good.
Hard to believe sometimes.
So you think only 22% of Americans being satisfied with the direction of the country makes you right and the rest of us wrong?
Only 37% of Democrats are satisfied. Independents even less so.
That pretty much leaves you in the dust with the other clueless 22%, Homer.
And I had such high hopes for you.
Homer is dissatisfied with the direction of the country, I just do not blame the president.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#964603 Aug 15, 2013
WOW wrote:
OBAMA THE WALL STREET FRAUD The same tortured logic has been used to justify the fact that the federal government deigned to bail out Wall Street but not Detroit. Supposedly, the mega-banks pose a systemic risk and Detroit doesn’t. On July 29th, former Obama administration economist Jared Bernstein pursued this line of reasoning on his blog, writing:
[T]he correct motivation for federal bailouts — meaning some combination of managing a bankruptcy, paying off creditors (though often with a haircut), or providing liquidity in cases where that’s the issue as opposed to insolvency – is systemic risk. The failure of large, major banks, two out of the big three auto companies, the secondary market for housing – all of these pose unacceptably large risks to global financial markets, and thus the global economy, to a major industry, including its upstream and downstream suppliers, and to the national housing sector.
Because a) there’s not much of a case that Detroit is systemically connected in those ways, and b) Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code appears to provide an adequate way for it to deal with its insolvency, I don’t think anything like a large scale bailout is forthcoming.
Holding Main Street Hostage
Detroit’s bankruptcy poses no systemic risk to Wall Street and global financial markets. Fine. But it does pose a systemic risk to Main Street, local governments, and the contractual rights of pensioners. Credit rating agency Moody’s stated in a recent report that if Detroit manages to cut its pension obligations, other struggling cities could follow suit. The Detroit bankruptcy is establishing a template for wiping out government pensions everywhere. Chicago or New York could be next.
There is also the systemic risk posed to the municipal bond system. Bryce Hoffman,writing in The Detroit News on July 30th, warned:
Detroit’s bankruptcy threatens to change the rules of the municipal bond game and already is making it more expensive for the state’s other struggling towns and school districts to borrow money and fund big infrastructure projects.
In fact, one bond analyst told The Detroit News that he has spoken to major institutional investors who have already decided to stop, for now, buying any Michigan bonds.
If the Detroit bankruptcy court wipes out the bondholders to bail out the unions, the municipal financing market will dry up, not just in Michigan, but nationwide.

Imagine building a school if you need the cash in advance.
WOW

New York, NY

#964604 Aug 15, 2013
Humanity Is Drowning In Washington’s Criminality. Neoconservatism has created a new Dangerous American Nationalism,Americans will soon be locked into an unaccountable police state unless US Representatives and Senators find the courage to ask questions and to sanction the executive branch officials who break the law, violate the Constitution, withhold information from Congress, and give false information about their crimes against law, the Constitution, the American people and those in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Guantanamo, and elsewhere.
Congress needs to use the impeachment power that the Constitution provides and cease being subservient to the lawless executive branch. The US faces no threat that justifies the lawlessness and abuse of police powers that characterize the executive branch in the 21st century.
Impeachment is the most important power of Congress. Impeachment is what protects the citizens, the Constitution, and the other branches of government from abuse by the executive branch. If the power to remove abusive executive branch officials is not used, the power ceases to exist. An unused power is like a dead letter law. Its authority disappears. By acquiescing to executive branch lawlessness, Congress has allowed the executive branch to place itself above law and to escape accountability for its violations of law and the Constitution.
National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper blatantly lied to Congress and remains in office. Keith B. Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency, has also misled Congress, and he remains in office. Attorney General Holder avoids telling Congress the truth on just about every subject, and he also remains in office. The same can be said for President Obama, one of the great deceivers of our time, who is so adverse to truth that truth seldom finds its way out of his mouth.
If an American citizen lies to a federal investigator, even if not under oath, the citizen can be arrested, prosecuted, and sent to prison. Yet, these same federal personnel can lie to Congress and to citizens with impunity. Whatever the American political system is, it has nothing whatsoever to do with accountable government. In Amerika no one is accountable but citizens, who are accountable not only to law but also to unaccountable charges for which no evidence is required.
Congress has the power to impeach any presidential appointee as well as the president.
In the 1970s Congress was going to impeach President Richard Nixon simply because he lied about when he learned of the Watergate burglary. To avoid impeachment, Nixon resigned.
In the 1990s, the House impeached President Bill Clinton for lying about his sexual affair with a White House intern. The Senate failed to convict, no doubt as many had sexual affairs of their own and didn’t want to be held accountable themselves.
In the 1970s when I was on the Senate staff, corporate lobbyists would send attractive women to seduce Senators so that the interest groups could blackmail the Senators to do their bidding. Don’t be surprised if the NSA has adopted this corporate practice.
The improprieties of Nixon and Clinton were minor, indeed of little consequence, when compared to the crimes of George W. Bush and Obama, their vice presidents, and the bulk of their presidential appointees. Yet, impeachment is “off the table,” as Nancy Pelosi infamously declared. Why do Californian voters send a person to Congress who refuses to protect them from an unaccountable executive branch? Who does Nancy Pelosi serve? Certainly not the people of California. Most certainly not the US Constitution. Pelosi is in total violation of her oath of office. Will Californians re-elect her yet again? Little wonder America is failing.
MORE BLOOD ON THE HANDS OF OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS LIBERAL SUBURBAN BIGOTS
TSM

El Paso, TX

#964605 Aug 15, 2013
YEAH let me introduce you to the Three Stooges… Obama, Kerry, Hagel, Obama playing golf, Kerry giving lectures and Hagel? While Egypt on fire!! The Obama administration reminds me of an Abbott and Costello skit ‘Who’s on first’ Clueless!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#964606 Aug 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Hillary was more of a lock in 2006, when she had no opponents and 2008 was a sure Democrat year.
Now she faces poor health, old age, a less favorable year in 2016, and a powerful opponent in the White House.
The lies over at Fox News aside, Hillary has had a great year and is a lock to win in 2016 no matter how much you try and talk yourself out of it.

Hopefully her presidency will be like her husband's 8 years of peace and prosperity.

Until the Republicans can come up with someone that wants to govern the entire populace it's probably best to keep them out of the White House.

And trust me Homer would love to vote for a Republican for president in 2016.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#964607 Aug 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL! You're the only one who jumped on this nonsense.
Let's hope it turns out to be "just nonsense".

Let's also hope new evidence emerging that dozens of CIA operatives were involved in an arms smuggling operation on the ground in Benghazi is "just nonsense" too.

Any other president would have been ousted on any one of these "phony scandals". You know that, don't you?
WOW

New York, NY

#964608 Aug 15, 2013
LUPE FIASCO SAID OBAMA WAS A TERRORISTS AND WAS DELISTED BY THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IF HE RAPPED ABOUT N****** AND B***** AND KILLING BLACK PEOPLE WITH DRUGS AND DESTROYING AMERICA IT WOULD BE RIGHT AND A GOOD IMAGE FOR BLACKS The question demanding to be asked is: What is the purpose of the domestic surveillance of all Americans? This is surveillance out of all proportion to the alleged terrorist threat. The US Constitution is being ignored and domestic law violated. Why?
Does the US government have an undeclared agenda for which the “terrorist threat” is a cover?
What is this agenda? Whose agenda is more important than the US Constitution and the accountability of government to law? No citizen is secure unless government is accountable to the Constitution and to law. It is an absurd idea that any American is more threatened by terrorism than by unaccountable government that can execute them, torture them, and throw them in prison for life without due process or any accountability whatsoever. Under Bush/Obama, the US has returned to the unaccountable power of caesars, czars, and autocrats.
In the famous play,“A Man For All Seasons,” Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, asks: So, you would have me to cut down the law in order to chase after devils? And what will we do, with the law cut down, when the devil turns on us?
This is the most important legal question ever asked, and it is seldom asked today, not in our law schools, not by our bar associations, and most certainly not by the Justice (sic) Department or US Attorneys.
American conservatives regard civil liberties as mere excuses for liberal judges to coddle criminals and terrorists. Never expect a conservative Republican, or more than two or three of them, to defend your civil liberty. Republicans simply do not believe in civil liberty. Democrats cannot conceive that Obama–the first black president in office, a member of an oppressed minority–would not defend civil liberty. This combination of disinterest and denial is why the US has become a police state.
Civil liberty has few friends in government, the political parties, law schools, bar associations, or the federal judiciary. Consequently, no citizen is secure. Recently, a housewife researched online for pressure cookers looking for the best deal. Her husband was searching for a backpack. The result was that a fully armed SWAT team appeared at the door demanding to search the premises and to have questions answered.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#964609 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer is dissatisfied with the direction of the country, I just do not blame the president.
But you would blame the president if 75% of Americans were dissatisfied under President Bush?

Be honest.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#964610 Aug 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Since when are Americans forbidden to be "disrespectful" (to use a ghetto term) to public officials?
actually....i don't see what the big deal is. the guy was just exercising his 1st amendment rights.

but in saying that....everyone who doesn't approve of his actions are just doing the same.

the 1st works for everyone.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#964611 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You are actually equating preventing Americans from voting to not being able to buy a potentially hazardous substance?
Protecting the integrity of the voting process is far more important than preventing the sale of a completely harmless product.

In your state, voter ID cards are available for the asking.

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