Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Homer

Effort, PA

#707606 Aug 11, 2012
We need to keep moving forward with green technology, Romney/Ryan will set us back years if they win.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#707607 Aug 11, 2012
This just in: seven US servicemen killed in the past week in Afghanistan in two separate attacks.

Not a peep from Code Pink.

Where is Cindy Sheehan?

Did anybody see any huge demonstrations in front of the White House or exhaustive "analysis" on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC?

Since: May 11

New Bloomfield, PA

#707608 Aug 11, 2012
Mitt Romney said his pick would be experienced enough to step in as President.

Mitt Romney thrashes Obama for no business experience.

Ryan has zero private sector experience.

So did Romney lie about his VP being able to take over or is he admitting business experience is not relevant.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#707609 Aug 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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Wonder who the Obama camp will accuse Ryan of killing?
Senior citizens.
Homer

Effort, PA

#707610 Aug 11, 2012
If Romney wins Homer will definitely be fearful of losing his job, the rest of you in the middle class should be equally afraid.
Florida

Lithia, FL

#707611 Aug 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
And making the announcement on Saturday morning??? During the Olympics????
WTF
Is that piss poor planning or what.
With Romney/ Ryan, RR, the middle class will get railroaded while the wealthy will benefit.
Hate on Clinton wealth makers, hate the the working man who pays taxes and RealDave sellouts for Socialism...
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Actually what we need is a better economy RealDave. Not a Socialist Indonesian hawk who has never owned a business, helping people succeed...
It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#707612 Aug 11, 2012
US bishops: Ryan budget fails to meet ‘basic moral test’

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines...

Since: May 11

New Bloomfield, PA

#707613 Aug 11, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Since when has a hand out democrat ever cared about not adding trillions to the deceit??
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It's the culture...
Clinton had a balanced budget. Then the Republicans went from there to double the national debt.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#707614 Aug 11, 2012
How Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget would create real ‘death panels’

Under the current system of Medicare the government guarantees a minimum standard of care for older adults. Under Ryan’s plan, once the older adult can no longer afford coverage they will simply have to go without it. The death panels in private insurance companies would never see the people they are killing, but as they continue to increase prices they would effectively be handing a death sentence to those who cannot afford it.

http://www.examiner.com/article/how-rep-paul-...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#707615 Aug 11, 2012
Back in December of 2008 outgoing Secretary Of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, told President Elect Barack "corpseman" Obama that the United States needed a big dike to stem the flood of illegal immigrants. Obama complied by appointing big dyke Janet Napolitano.
carol

Windermere, FL

#707616 Aug 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
The Republicans have made it official.
Privatizing Medicare and caring so much about the debt that they will work hard to balance the budget by the year 2042.
Romney's pick ties him into the Ryan plan. A huge mistake.
Working hard to balance the budget is a bad thing? Have you never been through hard times and know what it's like trimming your budget and biting the bullet out of necessity?
Homer

Effort, PA

#707617 Aug 11, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Senior citizens.
The middle class.

Since: May 11

New Bloomfield, PA

#707618 Aug 11, 2012
Senior citizens on Medicare - I hope you liked the doughnut hole, You know, the one Obamacare closed.

Romney Ryan will open it back up.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#707619 Aug 11, 2012
Obama "If I had a son, he'd look just like Antwone Sharpe".

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Man-pleads...
Florida

Lithia, FL

#707620 Aug 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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Working hard to balance the budget is a bad thing? Have you never been through hard times and know what it's like trimming your budget and biting the bullet out of necessity?
RealDave has never owned a bussines... He would never understand a biting a bullet or cleaning an emplyeee toilet..
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It's the culture...

Since: May 11

New Bloomfield, PA

#707621 Aug 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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Working hard to balance the budget is a bad thing? Have you never been through hard times and know what it's like trimming your budget and biting the bullet out of necessity?
2042??

You think is working hard???

We had one just 12 years ago - before Bush & the Republicans voted yes to take us off that path & then left office with the worse economic conditions in 80 years.

Who was there?? Paul Ryan.

Did he vote yes to take us off that path? Dd he vote yes to record earmarks? Did he vote yes for unfunded medicare expansion?

How can Romney push for better spending control when his VP was there voting yes under Bush?

Ryan wants to privatize Social Security!

Ryan was a bad pick for VP. He opens the door to ads proving Romney is just another rich guy looking to government to make him richer.

Romney gave Obama & the Democrats a huge gift....again.
Florida

Lithia, FL

#707622 Aug 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Senior citizens on Medicare - I hope you liked the doughnut hole, You know, the one Obamacare closed.
Romney Ryan will open it back up.
Next time you think of cultural malware, don't forget to count yourself in RealDave....
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It's Obama who is on record, wanting and is dismantling Social Security and Medicare...
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Obama took 500 billion out of Medicare and put it in ObamaKare
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Obama Agreed To Even More Medicare Cuts In The Debt Ceiling Deal.
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Obama Said "Adjustments" Must Be Made To Medicare.
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During The Debt Ceiling Negotiations, Obama Offered $650 Billion In Cuts To Entitlement Programs Like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
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Obama Put "Major Changes" To Medicare On The Table During Debt Ceiling Negotiations.
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Obama Said He Was Willing "To Sign A Tough Package" That Included Cuts To Medicare, Medicaid, And Social Security.
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Obama Said He Was Open To Increasing The Age Of Eligibility For Medicare.
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Obama Offered To Increase Medicare Eligibility Of Age, Adjust Premiums For Services Covered By Part B And D, Reform Deductibles, And Limit Certain Supplemental Insurance Coverage.
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Obama Said He Was Open To Means Testing Medicare
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Obama Admitted That The Democrats' Do-Nothing Plan On Medicare Will Result In Medicare's Bankruptcy.
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White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe Said Cuts In Medicare Are Necessary.
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Obama was the one to place cuts to SS and Medicare on the debt ceiling negotiations table as part of his "Grand Bargain" to reduce the deficit.
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Plus, Obama has supported the efforts of deficit hawkish groups whom have supported deep cuts in the "entitlement" programs in the past...including Pete Peterson's group and the Bowles-Simpson "bipartisan" commission (the original "Catfood Commission").
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It's very questionable Obama's loyalty and NO leadership NOT standing firm against "entitlement" cuts in the future, Obama has been dismantling the working man's mandated government savings plan called Social Security and Medicare.
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NO real democrat can give us good reason why we should vote for Obama in 2012?
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The Plantation Sellout and Trojan Horse Poison of Unconscious Liberalism...
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It's the culture...

Since: May 11

New Bloomfield, PA

#707623 Aug 11, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>RealDave has never owned a bussines... He would never understand a biting a bullet or cleaning an emplyeee toilet..
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It's the culture...
But I do.

FloriDUH
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#707624 Aug 11, 2012
With praise for Ryan budget, Republicans risk falling into a political trap

The Ryan plan calls for reducing individual income tax rates to 10 percent and 25 percent from the current top rate of 35 percent and he also reduces the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent.

The Wisconsin Republican claims his budget offsets the tax dollars lost to the tax cuts for upper-income Americans by eliminating tax loopholes, tax shelters and many tax deductions estimated at an incredible $4.6 trillion over 10 years. But while Ryan specifies the cuts in tax rates, he never identifies the giant tax breaks he wants to kill.

And that one false move opens the door for President Obama’s reelection campaign to paint Romney as secretly protecting the rich and a man who is “not in touch with the lives of ordinary Americans and doesn’t really care about the struggles they are facing …”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/04/03/rep...

As usual, Homer is correct.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#707625 Aug 11, 2012
In choosing Ryan I think we have the first time in US history that the opponent in a presidential election picked the other guy's VP for him.

Ryan firms up the Right. Too bad that the Center and the Left are still allowed to vote (some parts of the country excepted!)

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