Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1703810 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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No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1013597 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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bullshit calls bullshit.
extremely not intellectually impressive.
if citing a source was a TOS of Topix i'd never get to read any of your posts.
<SPAM>
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1013598 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Bush spent 1/3 of his time in office cutting brush.
and he thinks Obama doesn't play enough golf.
no doubt.
Bush flew fighter jets you idiot. Obama drives golf carts... See the difference you dumbass??

It's the culture...
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1013599 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Bush spent 1/3 of his time in office cutting brush.
and he thinks Obama doesn't play enough golf.
no doubt.
Bush was working from the ranch and gave up playing golf when the war in Iraq began. Obammy and Moochelle have never stopped playing, including entertaining Hollywierd A-listers at White House parties that have been kept quiet.

Global warming and carbon dioxide have never kept the Obammy's from flying all over for date nights and causing massive traffic jams on the ground.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013601 Oct 29, 2013
Grampy wrote:
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The old one used to do just fine, but then that Reggie Love guy came along....
some of you folks sure do concern yourselves with those sort of things a bit more than would seem reasonable.

so what will the Brits/French/Germans learn about your sex life while they listen in on your phone sex calls?

and i do hope you know you shouldn't be using your Reaganphone to call gay sex 'hotlines'.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013602 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
GOP's hypocrisy on Obamacare
Today, implementation has arrived, and if it's not a train wreck, then it's certainly close. The administration is still under fire because people cannot get the insurance they want through the exchanges. But while I will continue to point out the problems with implementation and fault the administration for mistakes they've made, how does one ignore the apparent hypocrisy from many politicians who are now "outraged" about the very problems they've helped to create.
Republicans refused to appropriate money needed to implement Obamacare. When Sebelius tried to shift money from other areas to help do what needed to be done, she was attacked by Senate Republicans. At every step, Republicans fought measures to get money to put towards implementation.
Is it really a surprise then that implementation hasn't gone smoothly?
Federal legislators aren't the only ones to blame. Let's remember that original versions of the bill called for one big national exchange. This would have been much easier to implement. But conservatives declared that insurance should be left to the states and kept out of the hands of the federal government. So as a compromise (yes, those did occur), exchanges were made state-based instead of national.
As a precaution, the law stipulated that if states failed to do their duty and enact exchanges, the federal government would step in and pick up the slack. This was to prevent obstructionism from killing the law. Surprisingly, it was many of the same conservative states that demanded local control that refused to implement state-based exchanges, leaving the federal government to do it for them.
That made implementation much harder.
There have been books, webinars and meetings explaining how to sabotage the implementation of Obamacare. There have been campaigns trying to persuade young adults not to use the exchanges. It is, therefore, somewhat ironic that many of the same people who have been part of all of this obstructionism seem so "upset" by the fact that people can't easily use the exchanges.
For goodness sake, the government was shut down just a few weeks ago because some of the same people who are now bemoaning poorly functioning websites were determined to see that not one dime went to Obamacare.
Lest you think I'm defending this month's rollout, I encourage you to review my last article here. I still maintain that the administration has had a failure in management in overseeing and reporting on progress towards October 1. But I'm also sympathetic that they've had a hard job to do. I would like to see this go better. I'd like to see millions more get insurance. I'd like to see the law of the land function as well as it can, and if it doesn't, I'd like to see Congress continue to amend it to make it work better. I'd like a better health care system.
What I cannot ignore, however, are the many people who actively worked to see implementation fail now get the vapors over its poor start. The truth is, they got what they wanted. A victory lap is somewhat warranted, not concern-trolling.
If, on the other hand, their concern is real, then I'm sure the administration would welcome their help in making things right.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/opinion/carroll...
so do you think that O'bama understands this was his signature (only) legislation?

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1013604 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>FACT:O'bama is a failure--I don't know how much clearer a person can get. His only accomplishment in 5 years is a failure. His entire being is a failure. O'bama has failed so much in life that he will go down in history as a complete failure. He was a failure before you knew what a failure he was. Failure-do you need the definition from Websters? The entire democrat party failed America. Disgusting democrat=FAILURE.
That's right: I said it. Is freedom breaking out anywhere? NO!
The only fact evident from your post is that you are an idiot.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1013605 Oct 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Recall that in 2002 Germany was laughing it's azz off at Shrub's intel pal "curveball."
Hah, curveball indeed!
There is a problem with your propaganda story about 2002, libturd.

She did not become PM until 2005.

Your propaganda is not conclusive, Reichtard.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013607 Oct 29, 2013
Laney F wrote:
<quoted text>No, but Obammy keeps trying.
Here is a great, detailed list as of August 2013:
Obama supporters will go hysterical over this well sourced list of 396 examples of his lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.
http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013...
Some of the things on this list are major events that should scare the daylights out of any true liberal who cares about civil liberties.
Other things on this list are medium things that some Obama supporters may dislike, but would be willing to overlook in light of the things that Obama has done which they like.
And some of the things on this list may seem trivial, but I still think they are an interesting reflection of the kinds of policies that Obama supports.
Every claim that I make in this list is sourced. Click on the blue text to see the sources. I have cited a wide variety of sources, from right wing, to left wing, to middle of the road.
Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of.
His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s –
no lobbyists in his administration,
waiting five days before signing all non-emergency bills so people would have time to read them,
(LOL, LOL, LOL) putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN,
(DITTO) reading every bill line by line to make sure money isn’t being wasted,
prosecution of Wall St. criminals,
ending raids against medical marijuana in states where it’s legal,
high levels of transparency.(even bigger LOL)
Obama’s promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere.
They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President. So when Obama broke these promises, it felt so much worse than when other Presidents broke their promises.
Obammy Lies
1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval
In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval.
2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton – just like Bush did
In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.
3) Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he wouldn’t have any
While running for President, Obama had promised that, unlike Bush, he would not have any lobbyists working in his administration. However, by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his administration.
4) Has close ties to Wall St., but pretends to support Occupy Wall St.
Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is that he has raised more money from Wall St. than any other candidate during the last 20 years. In early 2012, Obama held a fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers each paid $35,800 to attend. In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior campaign adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.
5) Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay
Obama broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.
O'bama and the democrats are pushing illegal to legal status on illegal immigration because they are losing millions of votes. The democrats figure it is the only way they can get votes. They don't care about the illegals either unless they are going to vote the "D".
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013608 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>FACT:O'bama is a failure--I don't know how much clearer a person can get. His only accomplishment in 5 years is a failure. His entire being is a failure. O'bama has failed so much in life that he will go down in history as a complete failure. He was a failure before you knew what a failure he was. Failure-do you need the definition from Websters? The entire democrat party failed America. Disgusting democrat=FAILURE.
That's right: I said it. Is freedom breaking out anywhere? NO!
ok fact....Obama should stop using Bush era gestapo tactics and then hypocrites like you wouldn't have a chance to ignore the fact that you loved those same tactics when a Republican was in the WH.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013609 Oct 29, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Bush flew fighter jets you idiot. Obama drives golf carts... See the difference you dumbass??
It's the culture...
everyone knows Bush couldn't fly a jet. except his father it seems.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1013610 Oct 29, 2013
Laney F wrote:
<quoted text>The really amazing part of that is he found time for at least 146 rounds of golf while never stopping campaigning since inaugurated in 2009. How did he find time to sleep?(Oh yes, while our Ambassador was being raped and murdered in Benghazi, Obammy slept like a baby).
Good morning DBWriter. You're a little late this morning.
I was worried those Boston Red Sox Muslims got you.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013611 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>so do you think that O'bama understands this was his signature (only) legislation?
so if it's such a failure then let it be a failure.

yeah, it really ticks you guys off that it's not called Romneycare.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013612 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
some of you folks sure do concern yourselves with those sort of things a bit more than would seem reasonable.
so what will the Brits/French/Germans learn about your sex life while they listen in on your phone sex calls?
and i do hope you know you shouldn't be using your Reaganphone to call gay sex 'hotlines'.
O'bama uses his phone to call gay sex lines? I have heard that also. People in Boystown, Chicago have been saying that for years.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1013613 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Health care is going to the doctor? yep--they brainwashed all Americans to believe that. It started in the Clinton administration when all the drugs started flowing. You don't need to go to a doctor if you truly have good health. How many pharmaceuticals are you on Lulu?
You keep thinking that going to the neighborhood psychic is healthcare.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1013614 Oct 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The only fact evident from your post is that you are an idiot.
God. What a sorry ass life you have, you miserable little old man...

It's the culture...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1013615 Oct 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
everyone knows Bush couldn't fly a jet. except his father it seems.
<SPAM>
TSM

United States

#1013616 Oct 29, 2013
This president has been one Huge Blunder!! Obama makes Al Capone look like an amateur!!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013617 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama uses his phone to call gay sex lines? I have heard that also. People in Boystown, Chicago have been saying that for years.
ask the French, they should know.
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1013618 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama is a failure, the entire world knows it. He so stupid he got caught, but he doesn't know anything. Well Sonic when did he know what he doesn't know? Chicago politics does not work at the National level. Your president has never been able to govern. The only entry on his resume, the entire world sees, is LIAR. He's not even good at that.
Here's a really good Obammy lie:

"If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period." (Pause for applause.) "No one will take it away. No matter what."

Critics said it was unlikely to be true at the time. Americans are now seeing plainly that it was not true. And now, NBC News reports, the Obama Administration knew this was a lie based on how the Obamacare regulations were written and revised.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CHANGED A "GRANDFATHERING" PROVISION THAT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED MOST AMERICANS TO KEEP THEIR INSURANCE and, as a result, estimated that 40% to 67% of all members of the individual health insurance market would lose their plans.

The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law. But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date -- the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example -- the policy would not be grandfathered.

Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market,“40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date,“the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”

It was hard to believe that the Obama Administration believed their own rhetoric about "keeping your health insurance plan" under Obamacare, and we now know that they didn't believe it either. But President Obama kept on making that same promise to Americans, over and over, even AS RECENTLY AS IN LAST YEAR'S DEBATES WITH HIS RIVAL MITT ROMNEY.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013619 Oct 29, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
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so, like, when do you stop counting the orgasms?

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