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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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#1012937 Oct 27, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it." ~ George Orwell
Funny how our president uses a devout Socialist's "novel" as a handbook for destroying the U.S. I'm losing patience with this self-avowed "progressive" ass.
I find that quote to be chillingly true in this age of cheap morals, ethics and Presidents.

The Liberal Media is the scum that this infection grows on.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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#1012938 Oct 27, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Are you dressing up as a teabagger?
You are a typical rude, uncouth, ill mannered boor, like all teabaggers
You should be ashamed of your behavior at your age
And you are a typical Welfare Pollyanna claiming the world is just wonderful as long as the government is allowed to steal from working folks and give it to you.

Why don't you dress up as Ross Perot for Halloween and keep making a loud sucking sound?

...be careful, though, and stay in family-oriented neighborhoods.

...otherwise, you might pick up John's instead of candy.

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#1012939 Oct 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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There really is no sense in giving you sources as you have proven incapable of possessing reading comprehension abilities but here's a start.
Stupid thing for you to type considering you've never offered me any sources to refute or confirm anything you've posted prior to today.

FYI, my reading comprehension is just fine - especially when it's the biased, one-sided crap your ilk chooses to call "sources."

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crotch sniffer obama

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#1012940 Oct 27, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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And you are a typical Welfare Pollyanna claiming the world is just wonderful as long as the government is allowed to steal from working folks and give it to you.
Why don't you dress up as Ross Perot for Halloween and keep making a loud sucking sound?
...be careful, though, and stay in family-oriented neighborhoods.
...otherwise, you might pick up John's instead of candy.
Last year she went as a can of used lard
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1012941 Oct 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so you're saying we should have a different standard for Obama compared to Bush? it's ok that we've seen more than one potential Bush scandal hidden from the public eye, but oh my Obama someone who visited someone in the WH 155(?) times.
and btw....no one has to tell us what goes on in the Obama WH anymore than they did the Bush WH. which i'm sure you agree with seeing as how you're not someone who would support a double standard.
Different standard? Yes, because it was Obama, not Bush that pledged: "Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this Presidency"

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#1012942 Oct 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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name the last drug developed by the government.....
The government doesn't "develop" new drugs, they fund the research to do so. And there are too many new drugs to mention so here is just a couple examples:

Last year, the Department of Housing & Human Services's National Institute on Aging (N.I.H.) awarded $16 million for the testing of a new anti-amyloid drug called Crenezumab which treats Alzheimers.
Crenezumab is manufactured by Genentech, which is financing the largest portion of that $100 million trial.

Last monthy, "The N.I.H. also awarded $1.5 million to a trial of three anti-amyloid drugs on people with rare gene mutations that lead to early-onset Alzheimer’s. The trial, run by the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network led by Dr. Randall Bateman of Washington University in St. Louis, may receive a total of $6 million over four years."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/19/health/33-m...

(There have been five new drugs approved by the FDA just since October 14th.)

http://www.fda.gov/drugs/newsevents/ucm130961...

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#1012943 Oct 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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lenders should discriminate against poor credit risks, regardless of race...
I don't disagree with that statement but that isn't what the issue was all about. It was about lenders arbitrarily redlining an area regardless of whether or not homeowners were a credit risk.

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SUCK IT UP DEM VOTERS

Smithfield, NC

#1012944 Oct 28, 2013
By Chad Terhune

October 26, 2013, 7:42 p.m.

Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don't like what they see.

These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market. Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years.

Although recent criticism of the healthcare law has focused on website glitches and early enrollment snags, experts say sharp price increases for individual policies have the greatest potential to erode public support for President Obama's signature legislation.

PHOTOS: The battle over Obamacare

"This is when the actual sticker shock comes into play for people," said Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. "There are winners and losers under the Affordable Care Act."

Fullerton resident Jennifer Harris thought she had a great deal, paying $98 a month for an individual plan through Health Net Inc. She got a rude surprise this month when the company said it would cancel her policy at the end of this year. Her current plan does not conform with the new federal rules, which require more generous levels of coverage.

Now Harris, a self-employed lawyer, must shop for replacement insurance. The cheapest plan she has found will cost her $238 a month. She and her husband don't qualify for federal premium subsidies because they earn too much money, about $80,000 a year combined.

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SUCK IT UP DEM VOTERS

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#1012945 Oct 28, 2013
WASHINGTON — Whether miffed over spying revelations or feeling sold out by U.S. moves in the Middle East, some of the United States’ closest allies are so upset that the Obama administration has gone into damage-control mode to ensure the rifts don’t widen and threaten critical partnerships.

The quarrels differ in their causes and degrees of seriousness. As a whole, however, they pose a new foreign policy headache for an administration whose overseas track record is seen in many quarters at home and abroad as reactive and lacking direction.

In Europe and the Middle East, rifts that once would’ve been quietly smoothed over have exploded into headlines and public remonstrations.

The uproar in Europe over revelations from fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that the United States spied on as many as 35 government leaders, including Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, has become so great that early Friday 28 European leaders said Merkel and French President Francois Hollande would open negotiations with the United States over a “no-spying agreement.”

In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, already fed up with U.S. reluctance to get more deeply involved in the Syrian civil war, has become alarmed by Obama’s overtures to the Saudis’ archenemy, Iran, with which the Saudis are locked in a battle for regional supremacy. Reports indicate it is considering breaking over cooperation with the Obama administration on a range of issues, including training for so-called moderate Syrian rebels.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/10/25/206552/...

NOW SAY IT DEM
1 2 3 IT IS ALL BUSHES FAULT,DAMNIT

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PDUPONT

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#1012946 Oct 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Republicans might as well go on an extended vacation. Senate Democrats are fighting to save their seats in 2014.
That's what this is all about. The only thing Republicans can do is to stand back and wait until 2014 while the Democrats panic. They also know the sticker shock after Obamacare is finally implemented is yet to be seen.
A few Democrats are already criticizing the higher costs.
Pass the popcorn.
What planet are you living on Carol?
Washington (CNN)-- In a sign of the political hangover congressional Republicans are suffering in the wake of the government shutdown, three-quarters of Americans in a new national poll say that most GOP members of Congress don't deserve to be re-elected.

I highly doubt that the GOP is going to take the needed steps to improve their image which will involve throwing the extreme right under the bus.
The Affordable Care Act is already working: Intense price competition among health plans in the marketplaces for individuals has lowered premiums below projected levels. As a result of these lower premiums, the federal government will save about $190 billion over the next 10 years.

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#1012947 Oct 28, 2013
Boston has to be the stupidest city in the world. They vote for the muslim. Than, the muslims bomb them. After the muslims bombed them, they decided to make the Boston Red Sox look like muslim jihadists.

Has anyone else noticed that the World Series looks like Americans playing Al Qaeda?

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#1012948 Oct 28, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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What planet are you living on Carol?
Washington (CNN)-- In a sign of the political hangover congressional Republicans are suffering in the wake of the government shutdown, three-quarters of Americans in a new national poll say that most GOP members of Congress don't deserve to be re-elected.
I highly doubt that the GOP is going to take the needed steps to improve their image which will involve throwing the extreme right under the bus.
The Affordable Care Act is already working: Intense price competition among health plans in the marketplaces for individuals has lowered premiums below projected levels. As a result of these lower premiums, the federal government will save about $190 billion over the next 10 years.
What government shutdown?
Show me the government shutdown. It looks like it was all a hoax by the Democrats. There was no government shutdown.
... so much for the credibility of your "source".

And, show me the lowered premiums. Everywhere anyone looks, premiums are increasing.

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“Constitutionalis t”

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#1012949 Oct 28, 2013
Another inconvenient fact for the Democrats:

In 1993 Michelle Obama had to surrender her law license to avoid prosecution in an insurance fraud case.
It was just discovered that one of Michelle Obama's classmates is a vice president for the company that stole the software for the ObamaKare website that the contract paid them to write.

"If Obama wins the election, you will see a horde of thieves descend upon Washington that will surpass any previous administration in the history of the United States."
Me, the day after Super Tuesday 2008.

Does anyone doubt this has happened?

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PDUPONT

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#1012950 Oct 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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"Nearly one in five Americans believe their health insurance costs have gone up because of Obamacare."
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101065226
That was back in September before the failed "roll out". But the reality of sticker shock was successful enough. That one in five ratio has gone up.
Once again Carol, you've got to read the whole article and not just the parts that you think make your point. Here's something you seem to have completely glossed over;
Insurance experts say it is possible that insurance rates have gone up already because of the inclusion of new benefits mandate by the law, such as prohibiting limits on lifetime claims and free preventative services. However, Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institution responded that it's "inconceivable" that 18 percent of premiums nationwide have already gone up because of health care. He said it likely reflects some increases but people also responding to headlines.
Some insurers might have raised premiums in anticipation of services mandated by Obamacare, but that those increases should have been small and they account for added services, not simply higher prices. "Premiums go up every year, and it has nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act," he said.

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#1012951 Oct 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Another inconvenient fact for the Democrats:
In 1993 Michelle Obama had to surrender her law license to avoid prosecution in an insurance fraud case.
It was just discovered that one of Michelle Obama's classmates is a vice president for the company that stole the software for the ObamaKare website that the contract paid them to write.
"If Obama wins the election, you will see a horde of thieves descend upon Washington that will surpass any previous administration in the history of the United States."
Me, the day after Super Tuesday 2008.
Does anyone doubt this has happened?
Back to this pile of crap.

Michele Obama put her license on inactive status.

Princeton is a top 5 University. OMG someone who graduated with Mrs Obama is in upper management n a company that was doing business with the federal government before Obama became President.

You do realize just how GD stupid your posts are, right?

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SUCK IT UP DEM VOTERS

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#1012952 Oct 28, 2013
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Yep.

People don't care. They just wanted a black president. Period.

You're right, they have no one to blame but themselves when taxes skyrocket and the military becomes downsized, leaving us vulnerable to attacks.

They are actually happy that they have put this country in danger.
THIS FIRST POST ON HERE HAD IT RIGHT FROM DAY ONE

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#1012953 Oct 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Boston has to be the stupidest city in the world. They vote for the muslim. Than, the muslims bomb them. After the muslims bombed them, they decided to make the Boston Red Sox look like muslim jihadists.
Has anyone else noticed that the World Series looks like Americans playing Al Qaeda?
Sounds to me like some big fat wuss who can't grow facial hair.

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#1012954 Oct 28, 2013
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Yep.
People don't care. They just wanted a black president. Period.
You're right, they have no one to blame but themselves when taxes skyrocket and the military becomes downsized, leaving us vulnerable to attacks.
They are actually happy that they have put this country in danger.
THIS FIRST POST ON HERE HAD IT RIGHT FROM DAY ONE
Second post moron__the first post was removed as have been about 40,000 other racist, puke filled posts like yours along the way.

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#1012955 Oct 28, 2013
DBWriter is back after his weekend off, as usual. He will disappear after his eight hour shift, as usual. He will also visit other sites to spread propaganda for his wealthy employers as part of his job as a paid shill.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1012956 Oct 28, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Do you remember Obama saying "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan." - Barack Obama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =wfl55GgHr5EXX
Estimate: 16 Million Americans Will Lose Current Coverage Because of Obamacare
The president:
“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/1...
16 million lose current coverage.

so how many of those will get new coverage? at a lower price as long as you don't live in a redstate that decided to screw the poor. we still have folks in those states who will still have to go without insurance. so maybe we should be seeing headlines like this....

Millions of Americans still won't have insurance because GOP Governors hate Obama for no reason any sane person can fathom.

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