Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1384064 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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TSM

El Paso, TX

#1184508 Aug 12, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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so you're saying we should blame the Democrats for this?
GOP's Anti-Obama Campaign Started Night Of Inauguration
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/robe...
right wing crybaby politics. only conservatives could do it so well.
Not only do you need New Material but better Sourcing!!

Son this is Obama’s Economy…. Sluggish jobs market points to structural problems while Wages Down 23% Since 2008!! WOW!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1184509 Aug 12, 2014
WHITE HOUSE - Congressional Democrats returning home to their districts ahead of this fall's midterm elections have been equipped with a 22-page economic report from top White House officials highlighting promising signs of rebound.
The memo, obtained by The Hill, is another sign the White House is increasingly eager to draw voters' attention to the president's economic record as Democrats scramble to keep control of the Senate and fight to gain seats in the House.
It highlights a string of recent positive economic indicators, including six consecutive months of more than 200,000 jobs added, last quarter's 4 percent growth in gross domestic product, and a six-year high in auto sales.
Unfortunately, the real economic facts aren't as positive as the White House would like you to believe. Here are a few quick facts about today’s economy:
A total of 11.4 million Americans age 16 and over have left the workforce since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The International Monetary Fund recently lowered its U.S. economic growth forecast for 2014 to 1.7 percent, the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended.
General Motors officially recalled in the first six months of 2014 more cars that it has sold from 2007 to 2013.
The annual rate of new business creation is about 28 percent lower today than it was in the 1980s," thanks in large part to regulations enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis that favor big companies.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1184510 Aug 12, 2014
Donnie wrote:
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How many currently elected republican members of congress have called for impeachment of Obama?
Bottom line unelected republicans like Sarah Palin calling for impeachment is just her personal opinion and nothing more. Impeachment is off the table and was never even on the table according to Boehner. The lawsuit deals with a specific problem the House has with overreach of the Obama Administration and Professor Jonathan Turley believes the House has standing btw Jonathan Turley is considered the leading constitutional professor in the US and professor Turley is also a liberal.
Oh Please. Whiners have been talking impeachment since January of 2009.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1184511 Aug 12, 2014
WHITE HOUSE - First lady Michelle Obama said something Wednesday that seems preposterously ironic to many American school kids: "No one really cares what you had for lunch."
"I tease my kids," Michelle Obama said at a White House event on women's empowerment with Laura Bush. "I tell them I want them to use Instagram to take a picture of something really important rather than their food... I mean, no one really cares what you had for lunch." The audience laughed.
The irony here is that public school children subjected to Michelle's vaunted "Let's Move" lunches have been tweeting photos of their lunches as a form of protest.
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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184513 Aug 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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Let's go over the facts again.
You ran your mouth about land being taken, dufus. So, tell us what countries that land was taken from to create Israel. I'm sure you weren't talking just to hear yourself make noise.
Read son, read. Look at the map.
You keep asking the same questions that answers have been posted for that you demanded.
You're definitely proving the definition of insanity son!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1184514 Aug 12, 2014
flack wrote:
WHITE HOUSE - Congressional Democrats returning home to their districts ahead of this fall's midterm elections have been equipped with a 22-page economic report from top White House officials highlighting promising signs of rebound.
The memo, obtained by The Hill, is another sign the White House is increasingly eager to draw voters' attention to the president's economic record as Democrats scramble to keep control of the Senate and fight to gain seats in the House.
It highlights a string of recent positive economic indicators, including six consecutive months of more than 200,000 jobs added, last quarter's 4 percent growth in gross domestic product, and a six-year high in auto sales.
Unfortunately, the real economic facts aren't as positive as the White House would like you to believe. Here are a few quick facts about today’s economy:
A total of 11.4 million Americans age 16 and over have left the workforce since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The International Monetary Fund recently lowered its U.S. economic growth forecast for 2014 to 1.7 percent, the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended.
General Motors officially recalled in the first six months of 2014 more cars that it has sold from 2007 to 2013.
The annual rate of new business creation is about 28 percent lower today than it was in the 1980s," thanks in large part to regulations enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis that favor big companies.
Translation "Since Obama took office ion 2009" is a means by which the pathetic whiners blame Obama for the effects of the Bush administration.

My God, Flack & his ilk said northing while George Freakin Bush started with a balanced budget (You know, a balanced budget - that think you liars claim to want) and left office with the worst recession in 80 years, a near financial meltdown, a housing crisis, two quagmire wars & doubling the debt yet you have the very nerve to blame Obama for the effects.

And really, whose words did you steal here?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1184515 Aug 12, 2014
Aphelion wrote:
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The truth isn't expensive.
seems to be too expensive to cite.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184516 Aug 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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Democrats are communists.
Name one communist country where the people were not enslaved in communist poverty.
The economy lifts people out of poverty, dumbass. With a communist economy like the Democrats are instituting, everyone not in the ruling elite class will live in the poverty characteristic of every communist country that has ever existed.
Are you so stupid you think that won't happen here? Do the same thing, the same thing will happen, moron.
lol! So.... by your 'logic,' conservatives and republicans are also communists for exactly the same reason!!!

By golly son!!! You really are a 'special' kind of idiot.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1184517 Aug 12, 2014
Expert Analysis Of New EPA Regulations: CO2 Reductions Will Accomplish Squat By 2100AD

There's a dirty little secret about the major CO2 emission reductions Obama's EPA is proposing...cutting CO2 emissions will have an impact of just about squat on global temperatures and the EPA is hiding that inconvenient factoid.....
Epa co2 regulations squat impact global warming
(click image to enlarge)
To the numbers:

===> The EPA is proposing a 30% reduction of power plant CO2 emissions from 2005 levels

===> The reductions are expected to reduce U.S. economic growth by some $2 trillion

===> Consumers of electricity can expect their rates to increase by 10% per year

===> The CO2 regulations will likely reduce employment by 600,000, plus make U.S. manufacturing (huge consumers of electricity) even less competitive

===> Finally, per an expert computer analysis of the CO2 reductions, based on the known physics of climate science, the expected global temperature increase by 2100AD will be smaller, by an immeasurable, undetectable, trivial 0.02 degree, and that's rounded up.

The chart tells the factual story.

The IPCC is predicting global temperatures to be about 16°C by 2100. And with the EPA reductions? They still expect global temperatures to be about 16 degrees (15.98°).

And if global temperatures exceed the IPCC prediction and climb to 18 or 20 degrees by 2100, what then will be the EPA reduction impact? Still squat, since the global temperature averted will not change from 0.02°C.

What could make this 'squat' result even more embarrassingly bad for Americans? The evil CO2 twins, China and India.

While the U.S. has reduced its emissions by 7% over the last 5 years, China and India have increased theirs a combined 32%. The EPA enforced CO2 reduction will not only make Americans poorer, any global warming reduction will be completely wiped out and vastly exceeded by other nation's (America's global competitors) huge CO2 increases.

Talk about freaking and amazingly stupid bureaucrats gone wild.

Even the progressive liberal New Republic recognizes the non-existent temperature impact of the Democrats' CO2 regulations on global warming:

"The goal of these regulations is not to stop global warming, but to prove to the international community that the U.S. is ready to pay additional costs to combat climate change."

To summarize: The Democratic Party and Obama are using EPA bureaucrats to deliver a meaningless symbolic "climate change" message to foreign elites, purposefully sacrificing and harming American labor, consumers and businesses. To top it off, Obama's regulations ultimately produces no climate benefit or global warming reduction.
Succinctly...it's squat for everyone!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1184518 Aug 12, 2014
Donnie wrote:
<quoted text>
Kinda missing the point there Jethro...did he make it across the border without being stopped by Border Patrol?
I think the answer is Y-E-S.
O'keefe had a film crew and was accompanies by the Sheriff of Hudspeth County and a caravan of deputies IE law enforcement.

The border patrol had no need to investigate law enforcement.

As I said, right wingers are saps and suckers.

BTW the Rio Grande is about 20 feet wide and three feet deep where he crossed while several law enforcement officers looked on.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184519 Aug 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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Stop being a racial slur and people will stop using racial slurs, moron.
lol! Stop being an idiot and... and....

well, in your case you'll still be an idiot.....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1184520 Aug 12, 2014
Donnie wrote:
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Media Matters? Really? Why don't you just post GEORGE SOROS told me to say this !!!
you know why FOX has never caught MM in a lie?

because MM is not FOX.

so you just keep attacking the messenger since citation is so expensive.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1184521 Aug 12, 2014
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184522 Aug 12, 2014
Left facing constant GOP resistance in the House?

You betcha!

It’s shocking that progressives are shocked by it.

Did these fools actually think republicans would facilitate laws democrats have advertised as being key to a permanent political majority?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1184523 Aug 12, 2014
flack wrote:
WHITE HOUSE - Congressional Democrats returning home to their districts ahead of this fall's midterm elections have been equipped with a 22-page economic report from top White House officials highlighting promising signs of rebound.
The memo, obtained by The Hill, is another sign the White House is increasingly eager to draw voters' attention to the president's economic record as Democrats scramble to keep control of the Senate and fight to gain seats in the House.
It highlights a string of recent positive economic indicators, including six consecutive months of more than 200,000 jobs added, last quarter's 4 percent growth in gross domestic product, and a six-year high in auto sales.
Unfortunately, the real economic facts aren't as positive as the White House would like you to believe. Here are a few quick facts about today’s economy:
A total of 11.4 million Americans age 16 and over have left the workforce since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The International Monetary Fund recently lowered its U.S. economic growth forecast for 2014 to 1.7 percent, the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended.
General Motors officially recalled in the first six months of 2014 more cars that it has sold from 2007 to 2013.
The annual rate of new business creation is about 28 percent lower today than it was in the 1980s," thanks in large part to regulations enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis that favor big companies.
Age 16 and over__ROFLMAO.

Baby boomers are leaving the workforce by the thousands per day.

Right wingers are saps and suckers.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1184524 Aug 12, 2014
flack wrote:
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They did introduce a bill to impeach Bush and Sheila Jackson Lee was a co-signer.
"We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush."
Sheila Jackson Lee on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 in a House floor speech
Jackson Lee says 'we did not seek an impeachment of President Bush' but she co-sponsored '08 bill
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said,“We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush.” Is that correct?
President George W. Bush in 2008, the year a dozen House Democrats co-sponsored an impeachment resolution.
As Congress’ August recess loomed, partisan skirmishing reached a crescendo, with the U.S. House approving, on a near-party-line vote, a lawsuit against President Barack Obama on the grounds that he had overstepped his constitutional authority.
Democrats, noting past statements by some Republicans in Congress, raised the specter of the president being impeached, though Republican House leaders insisted that impeachment wasn’t an option.
During the floor debate over authorizing the lawsuit against Obama, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, suggested that Democrats had the moral high ground.
Even though some Democrats had thought that President George W. Bush had abused his authority when he initiated the Iraq War, the House, while under Democratic control in 2007 and 2008, did not impeach him.
The current resolution to authorize a lawsuit, Jackson Lee said in a floor speech on July 30, 2014, "smacks against the Constitution, which says there are three equal branches of government. Therefore, the executive has the right to perform his duties. I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is, in fact, a veiled attempt for impeachment, and it undermines the law that allows the president to do his job. It is a historical fact that President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority."
A reader asked us to check whether it’s accurate for Jackson Lee to say, "We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush." So we took a closer look.
Jackson Lee, it turns out, is an imperfect vehicle for making this charge. Here’s the problem: A dozen House Democrats in 2008 did introduce a resolution seeking the impeachment of Bush. And Jackson Lee was one of the measure’s 11 co-sponsors.
The measure in question was H. Res. 1258, introduced by then-Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, on June 10, 2008. The resolution -- a 167-page laundry list of criticisms -- accused Bush of "high crimes and misdemeanors," citing numerous "abuses of power" related to his prosecution of the war in Iraq and the fight against global terrorism, among other topics.
If Jackson Lee means to define "we" as the Democratic caucus as a whole, she has a point. The resolution never gained wide support among the Democrats, even though they controlled Congress at the time. The bill died quietly in committee.
Pelosi explained her thinking about the impeachment resolution in a July 2008 interview on ABC's The View. "I thought that impeachment would be divisive for the country," she said. "We have to create jobs, expand healthcare, protect the American people and educate our children. And you can’t do that if you’re trying to impeach the President at the same time, unless you have the goods that this president committed crimes."
Even so, it seems odd to hear Jackson Lee saying "we did not seek" impeachment when she, in fact, was a co-sponsor of a measure that sought precisely that.
such a shame considering they actually had Bush dead to rights. but alas, they didn't follow through, which would indicate a lack of motivation. probably some more unwarranted 'don't attack the POTUS during a time of war' BS. sometimes i think Bush had that planned from day one.'Let's just start a war or 10! That will shut down the naysayers!'.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1184525 Aug 12, 2014
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184526 Aug 12, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
you know why FOX has never caught MM in a lie?
because MM is not FOX.
so you just keep attacking the messenger since citation is so expensive.
Like the lie that democrats didn't want to impeach Bush?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1184527 Aug 12, 2014
Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#1184528 Aug 12, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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seems to be too expensive to cite.
For you ... quite possibly

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