Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277100 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015376 Oct 31, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Too bad Republicans refused to do their jobs and work WITH Democrats to develop an affordable health care program. Almost certainly many of the problems being experienced with Obamacare startup could have been avoided if half the government wasn't doing everything in their power to sabotage it.
developing an AFFORDABLE health care program would require scrapping ObamaKKKare and starting over...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1015377 Oct 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
YES! That's how you do it. President Obama threatened to bring the hammer down on them and got it done!
He's brilliant; that's why he pisses off these teapartyers.
Easing off from being seen as the "policeman of the world" might have been a good thing temporarily.

But the problem with Syria is the world now sees us as wimps. This president tried to back off from his "red line" threat by pointing to Congress, the UN and the world as the ones who said it.

Allowing Putin to come to the rescue, one bad guy in cahoots with the other bad guy, to resolve the other bad guy's WMD threat blurs the lines of who is the leader on the world stage.

It's not a good idea for the United States to back down and allow Communist countries to take the lead on the world stage.

It brings into question leadership or cowardice on the part of this president in the eyes of the world.

This president has not once condemned the atrocities committed on Christians around the world which has become an epidemic.

He is too focused on himself, restoring his signature legislation and his legacy.

How can this possibly be seen as leadership? Remaining silent is much too close to condoning it.

Ignoring evil won't protect us from it. When was the last time this president said anything about the unrest in the Middle East and Africa? It's seems like "out of sight, out of mind" with this president. After the Syrian debacle, it's almost like the enemy doesn't even exist anymore.

Where is this president in the midst of all the unrest and instability playing out on the world stage? He's campaigning for Obamacare in Massachusetts.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1015378 Oct 31, 2013
It is getting very close to being time for "I told you so!"

"Obama Officials In 2010: 93 Million Americans Will Be Unable To Keep Their Health Plans Under Obamacare"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1015379 Oct 31, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, that's right__the US posted it's smallest budget deficit in five years. The deficit is shrinking because more revenue is being collected__OH MY!
Higher Taxes, Not Cuts, Are Reason For Smaller Deficit And Slowing Economy
1 Comment
By J.T. YOUNG
Posted 10/02/2013 06:29 PM ET
Spending cuts, it turns out, have not had a big effect on the U.S. deficit after all. That credit should go instead to the overlooked American taxpayer, who's responsible for increasing federal revenues more than twice as much as the government has lowered spending.

With such a disparity, why do liberals and the media continue to claim spending cuts are having a greater economic impact than higher taxes?

Before we get too lost in euphoria over a falling deficit, we should remember it's still large. Granted, it seems smaller compared to the record peacetime deficits before it — the way the obese people look thinner when standing next to the morbidly obese.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, through the first 10 months of fiscal year 2013, the deficit is $606 billion and projected to reach $642 billion for the whole year. That equates to 4% of GDP — the highest since 1992 were it not for the GDP shares in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, which averaged well over 8%.

But in search of a silver lining in this gray cloud raining red ink, the federal deficit is down $368 billion from a year ago. Yet in Washington where "balanced approaches" and "fairness" have become budgetary buzzwords, this deficit reduction has been anything but fair and balanced.

This year's drop is due to revenues that have increased $278 billion while outlays have decreased $90 billion.

When CBO factors out so-called "timing shifts," the disproportion diminishes, but doesn't disappear.

In this comparison, revenue is up $278 billion, or almost 14%, and spending is down $116 billion, or 4%.

Yet even this slightly rosier scenario isn't so rosy. While revenues are up across the board, the lower spending largely reflects $87 billion in favorable payment flows from government entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

This is good news, but a one-time event. The real spending cuts are located in defense ($36 billion) and unemployment ($20 billion).

Liberals are likely to balk at this 10-month comparison, because this year's tax increases began Jan. 1 while spending cuts under sequestration didn't start until March 1.

But look at budget totals from July alone. Again, using CBO's latest estimates and taking outlay "timing shifts" into account, federal revenues were up $15 billion and federal spending up $5 billion — combining for $10 billion in deficit reduction from the same month a year earlier.

Once again, hardly shared sacrifice.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015380 Oct 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
If Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claims the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) warned Wednesday, the GOP will have effectively destroyed itself.
“If I didn’t care so much about our country, I would hope he would get the Republican nomination for president, because that would mean the end of the Republican Party,” Reid told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
"He stands for everything America doesn't," Reid added.
Democrats have boasted recently that Cruz has only done them favors. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said last month that the Texas Republican's 21-hour talkathon aimed at defunding Obamacare "advanced our cause."
After the government shutdown came to an end earlier this month, Reid said Cruz "can't talk down to anyone anymore."
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/reid-cr...
attack DB!
Reid is indirectly correct. If the tea party movement organizes as a Conservative Party, they will dominate and the Republican Party will quickly become a third party about the size of the Libertarians, soon to disappear.

Probably a good thing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015381 Oct 31, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
HEY STUPID How can any business function when half the employees are committed to making the boss fail?
Members of Congress are not employees of Barack Hussein Obama and the Republicans were elected to oppose Obama's policies.

“Often imitated”

Level 6

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1015382 Oct 31, 2013
Just heard Obama tell us to just shop around...what a dick. He promised if we like our insurance, we can keep it. Dick!

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1015383 Oct 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
apparently the HOA put a notice in their newsletter to contact Zimmerman for neighborhood watch questions...
gross stupidity to get involved at all...
There is no way I would live anywhere that has a HOA. Little Hitlers with their power tripping!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1015384 Oct 31, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
That's like saying "everyone is eligible to contract the bubonic plague", you retarded chimp.......
Hey fen the Idiot is projecting hahahahahahahahahahlololololol real dumdave
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015385 Oct 31, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
All you right wing idiots aren't smart enough to realize that Social Security and Medicare are socialism, and they are working just fine.
not in the future as the numbers of workers paying the taxes continue to decline as the numbers of beneficiaries increase...

Ponzi schemes always fail eventually....

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1015386 Oct 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
developing an AFFORDABLE health care program would require scrapping ObamaKKKare and starting over...
Start over with what? Republicans aren't going to offer anything that might be successful as long as Obama is president. Republicans have no intention of helping Americans, they have one goal, embarrass the Black guy.
Republicans are the party of hate, no and obstruction.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1015387 Oct 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Easing off from being seen as the "policeman of the world" might have been a good thing temporarily.
But the problem with Syria is the world now sees us as wimps. This president tried to back off from his "red line" threat by pointing to Congress, the UN and the world as the ones who said it.
Allowing Putin to come to the rescue, one bad guy in cahoots with the other bad guy, to resolve the other bad guy's WMD threat blurs the lines of who is the leader on the world stage.
It's not a good idea for the United States to back down and allow Communist countries to take the lead on the world stage.
It brings into question leadership or cowardice on the part of this president in the eyes of the world.
This president has not once condemned the atrocities committed on Christians around the world which has become an epidemic.
He is too focused on himself, restoring his signature legislation and his legacy.
How can this possibly be seen as leadership? Remaining silent is much too close to condoning it.
Ignoring evil won't protect us from it. When was the last time this president said anything about the unrest in the Middle East and Africa? It's seems like "out of sight, out of mind" with this president. After the Syrian debacle, it's almost like the enemy doesn't even exist anymore.
Where is this president in the midst of all the unrest and instability playing out on the world stage? He's campaigning for Obamacare in Massachusetts.
Putin ranked no 1 world leader. Obama third. The destruction of America continues.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1015388 Oct 31, 2013
flack wrote:
(MoneyWatch) It is late October, so Adrianne Flowers is out of money to buy food for her family. That is no surprise. Feeding five kids is expensive, and the roughly $600 in food stamps she gets from the federal government never lasts the whole month. "I'm barely making it," said the 31-year-old Washington, D.C., native and single mother.
Starting Friday, the money is likely to run out even quicker.
That is when Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits are set to fall for more than 47 million lower-income people -- 1 in 7 Americans -- most of whom live in households with children, seniors or people with disabilities. Barring congressional intervention, the maximum payment for a family of four will shrink from $668 a month to $632, or $432 over the course of a year.
That amounts to 21 meals per month, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The cuts will leave participants in the program, better known as food stamps, with an average of $1.40 to spend on each meal. The amount people get could sink even more if Congress makes deeper cuts later this year when House and Senate lawmakers try to hammer out a farm bill.
The Nov. 1 benefit cuts "will be close to catastrophic for many people," said Ross Fraser, a spokesman for Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity, which estimates that this week's SNAP reduction will result in a loss of nearly 2 billion meals for poor families next year.
This being said I was behind a lady at Food Lion this morning. She was buying stuff on EBT. She was having trouble. The lady stated quite proudly that she was a new grandma, as rightly so. She brought out the card and said she was new to this. She swiped the card and the cashier said it was denied. She said "Oh I got one from the dad let me try it". One baby two cards. She didn't see anything wrong with that! That is the problem. Tremendous amount of fraud.
So as an OBAMA supporter she should be happy she is pro life when her legs were open well maybe she needs to be pro choice now that she can't afford to feed her kids wow that was hurtful but thats what PRO CHOICE is
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1015389 Oct 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
apparently the HOA put a notice in their newsletter to contact Zimmerman for neighborhood watch questions...
gross stupidity to get involved at all...
Apparently??? Another wild azz guess from Mr Know It all?

George initiated the HOA program, the Sanford Police Department NW liaison made the presentation at a HOA meeting and furnished the pamphlets, signs and so on. She testified during the trial__clearly smitten by George she wanted him to apply for the Citizens on Patrol program. Another HOA member testified that it was assumed that George would be in charge. George also took an active roll on the parking committee.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1015390 Oct 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Members of Congress are not employees of Barack Hussein Obama and the Republicans were elected to oppose Obama's policies.
Wow, that says it all "Republicans were elected to oppose Obama"!!!
Sane people would have hoped Republicans were elected to work WITH Obama to make America a better place.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015391 Oct 31, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
How about this, moron.
ObamaKare gives corporations a less expensive option to providing health insurance to their employees. It will cost the corporations less to dump their employees onto the ObamaKare system.
The only corporations that will continue to pay more to provide health insurance to their employees are the corporations that are actually interested in the wellbeing of their employees.
Why else would a corporation pay more to provide health care than it would cost them to dump all of their employees onto ObamaKare?
....well?????
"Caring" is overrated...

The only corporations that will continue to pay more to provide health insurance to their employees are the corporations that need to attract high quality employees.

...but all private insurance will soon disappear and those employees will be forced to line up with the welfare bums for ObamaKKKare...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1015392 Oct 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Easing off from being seen as the "policeman of the world" might have been a good thing temporarily.
But the problem with Syria is the world now sees us as wimps. This president tried to back off from his "red line" threat by pointing to Congress, the UN and the world as the ones who said it.
Allowing Putin to come to the rescue, one bad guy in cahoots with the other bad guy, to resolve the other bad guy's WMD threat blurs the lines of who is the leader on the world stage.
It's not a good idea for the United States to back down and allow Communist countries to take the lead on the world stage.
It brings into question leadership or cowardice on the part of this president in the eyes of the world.
This president has not once condemned the atrocities committed on Christians around the world which has become an epidemic.
He is too focused on himself, restoring his signature legislation and his legacy.
How can this possibly be seen as leadership? Remaining silent is much too close to condoning it.
Ignoring evil won't protect us from it. When was the last time this president said anything about the unrest in the Middle East and Africa? It's seems like "out of sight, out of mind" with this president. After the Syrian debacle, it's almost like the enemy doesn't even exist anymore.
Where is this president in the midst of all the unrest and instability playing out on the world stage? He's campaigning for Obamacare in Massachusetts.
LoisLane the warmonger. Did you get a flu shot at Walgreens?

The President can't be the babysitter for all the disgruntled masses in the Middle East and elsewhere. I realize that you just woke up from a coma when President Obama was elected; however, unrest in the Middle East has gone on forever and likely will go on forever. Did you know that Israel released 25 or so Palestinian prisoners the other day?
Yes, and, in the next breath they announced they were building more settlements!!
The world does not see the United States as wimps; the world is greatful that we didn't start bombing Syria; and don't kid yourself about Putin; who you on the right have revered. He was afraid of the hammer as well. You're an un American traitor.
Just because the President isn't on Fox every minute telling everyone everything doesn't mean that he is not aware of everything. He's cool, and calm and collected, you can't ruffle him and that's what drives you teapartyer nuts kerrazzy. I love it.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1015393 Oct 31, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Equality is all the Liberals are asking for
and of course you can keep what you had....
"At that time, HHS estimated that 34 to 64 percent of large employer (100 or more workers) plans would lose grandfathered status by 2013, and that 49 to 80 percent of small employer (under 100 workers) plans would lose grandfathered status by 2013."
http://reason.com/blog/2013/10/30/hhs-said-ma...
It's one of the few places in the road O'Reilly and I part company. He continues to give this president a pass and refuses to say he lied to us on purpose. He can't seem to grasp that this president "who has accomplished so much" would do something so stupid and jeopardize impeachment if proven to be true.

O'Reilly just doesn't get this president doesn't care and that imposing his vision on the rest of us is the only reason for his existence and that we're just too stupid to figure it out.

O'Reilly admonishes his viewers who call Obama a socialist in the email segment that they're going too far.

I say they're not going far enough.

“We doing better...”

Level 5

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#1015394 Oct 31, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard a rumor that the entire cast of Duck Dynasty held a quackathon, and you were the duck of honor.....
How old and senile do you have to be to consider that amusing? I would guess that a normal population might have a much higher number for that than a bunch of no-life-to-live/no-one-to-slee p-with white trash teatards like you and your 24/7 gang that couldn't ever shoot straight. Born that way?
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#1015395 Oct 31, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> There is no way I would live anywhere that has a HOA. Little Hitlers with their power tripping!
Hey, we agree on something.

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