Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263951 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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Jean

Rhinecliff, NY

#669324 Jun 25, 2012
"Though the Obama administration obviously wants the Court to uphold the mandate, it has argued that if the justices throw it out, they should also throw out the measures ending insurance company discrimination against people with pre-existing medical conditions. This would avoid the adverse selection problem, but it would also hollow out the law. Instead of creating a universal health care system, it would instead be a program that provided subsidies to uninsured people who were healthy and interested enough to seek insurance. Congress and the states could seek to reanimate the law, but they wouldn’t be under as intense pressure from the insurance industry to do so."
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Nobama

Bethlehem, PA

#669325 Jun 25, 2012
Jean wrote:
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A conservative..a real conservative would say it's none of my business. THat not everyone agrees with my version of when life begins and it's not my BUSINESS what women do with their oWN bodies.
GFY and we're gonna cuts off you waa waa if you waste that retard sperm on anything other than making babies .You're killing babies.Life begins at sperm! Cut off your waaa waa.
the woman is not the only affected party...

the father, particularly in the rare instance where he is also the husband, should have a say in terminating his child...
Florida

Lithia, FL

#669326 Jun 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Not everyone believes life begins at conception.
It's your belief.
believes??? Realidiot has no conception...
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fred

Milford, CT

#669327 Jun 25, 2012
Jean wrote:
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A conservative..a real conservative would say it's none of my business. THat not everyone agrees with my version of when life begins and it's not my BUSINESS what women do with their oWN bodies.
GFY and we're gonna cuts off you waa waa if you waste that retard sperm on anything other than making babies .You're killing babies.Life begins at sperm! Cut off your waaa waa.
We don't take definitions of what a conservative should believe from an atheist mass murdering communist like you comrade Jean

54,000,000 dead babies say please look at me momma before killing me.
Jean

Rhinecliff, NY

#669328 Jun 25, 2012
"Strike The Law

This is the doomsday scenario for the Obama administration. It would also be an intensely political move by the court’s five conservative justices. Most big legislation includes what’s known as a “severability clause,” to protect the bulk of statutes should the Court rule individual measures or titles unconstitutional. Democrats neglected to include such a clause in the health care law. So the challengers have asked the Court to junk the whole thing if a majority of justices determine the mandate to be unconstitutional. Even if a law lacks a severability clause, judges typically presume severability, so it would be an astonishing move for the Court to void the entire act. But it’s still possible."
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Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#669329 Jun 25, 2012
Tournefort wrote:
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"WASHINGTON — Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists.
"It's an important tool for us to continue dealing with an ongoing terrorist threat," Obama said Friday after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy...."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/27/patr...
Now ... Where are the answers to those questions?
The bill Obama signed is not the same as the original Patriot Act.

To pretend it does is a lie.
Jean

Rhinecliff, NY

#669330 Jun 25, 2012
Medicaid Rollback

Perhaps the most radical step the Court could take would be to void the law’s requirement that state expand Medicaid to cover people up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line. Congress uses what’s known as the spending power to entice states to enact policies they might not otherwise enact and that can’t be forced upon them. Medicaid operates as a matching program: the federal government offers states a lot of money to provide health care to the poor, and in exchange, states are required to pony up the difference, and to meet certain requirements. Congress uses this form of enticement to expand and change myriad federal-state programs, and in the health care law, they essentially give states the choice to expand Medicaid dramatically or opt out of the program altogether. Challengers argue that this particular use of the spending power goes beyond enticement and constitutes unconstitutional extortion. Radical critics think the entire practice is a form of subterfuge — a backdoor means of imposing national policy when Congress lacks the Constitutional power to enact legislation at the federal level. Though a majority of Justices appeared hostile to this argument, if the Court’s five conservatives decide they agree with it, they will not only wipe out at least half of the law’s coverage expansion. They’ll also, at the very least, invite scores of challenges to other statutes — from civil rights laws to transportation funding and beyond. An over-broad ruling would render scores of programs unconstitutional by fiat, or perhaps prevent Congress from ever changing the programs like this once first enacted. It would be monumentally disruptive and perhaps provoke a genuine constitutional crisis. For that reason, most experts believe this is the least likely of all possible outcomes."
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Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#669331 Jun 25, 2012
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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You are talking about the 15% Capital Gains Tax, Democrat DOLT, not the income tax. You know, the 15% Obama's friends are paying.
Of course there is Jeffrey Immelt's GE (Obama's good friend) who paid ZERO TAXES, hypocrite:
http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/31/news/economy/...
hypocrite
hypocrite
hypocrite
hypocrite
hypocrite
I understand it's tough for you right wingers but there is a difference between personal income taxes & corporate taxes.

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Florida

Lithia, FL

#669332 Jun 25, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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You guys and your assumptions.
Try this....birth certificate.
lol
So if I were you wingnuts: if you get your little victory today....celebrate like there is no tomorrow. Literally.
Excuse me sonicmoron.. There are people drowning in a bad economy and obama sellout you moron...
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sonicmoron Reply: Sorry!.. I am a "Recovery Summer" lifeguard.. I don't save anyone..
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I just copy and paste and blame the last lifeguard...
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And... Still sonicmoron is clueless and wandering lame in the desert of unconscious stupidity in his own backyard...
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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#669333 Jun 25, 2012
Rep. Darrell Issa Admits There Is No Evidence Connecting White House To Fast & Furious Scandal

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rep-darrell-issa-a...

Maybe today will be a better day for you FOXbots.

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Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#669334 Jun 25, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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folks have moral beliefs that are not founded in religion, like murder being wrong...
why not give the parents a six-month grace period after birth to decide whether to off the kid...
what's the difference???...
morally, not religiously...
Obviously one is a baby & the other not. It is a fetus.

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Lithia, FL

#669335 Jun 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The economy crashed before Obama took office.
Majority leaders crooks and liars Pelosi and Reid were the chief cooks in the kitchens of Congress you idiot when W left office..
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The crooks and liars Pelosi and Reid cooked and produced nothing but poison for America when W was in office, something even a sellout obama still can't recover from today you moron...
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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#669337 Jun 25, 2012
Brit Hume To Fox Panel:‘The Republican Brand Name Is In Terrible Shape’

On Fox News Sunday today, Chris Wallace pointed out how the politics of the Fast & Furious investigation may taint both political parties. On the one hand, a scandal such as this looks bad for Obama after promising transparency, but it could also hurt Republicans because the investigation could be viewed as “overreach.” Brit Hume decided it was worse for Republicans, declaring that their “brand name is in terrible shape.”

Hume said that the political fighting last year over the debt ceiling made Congressional Republicans look “terrible,” even among their supporters. Kirsten Powers added that the Romney campaign is certainly never happy when the focus is on anything but the economy, while Nicolle Wallace said that the Obama administration was glad for the distraction from the most recent jobs numbers.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/brit-hume-to-fox-n...

After Issa yesterday, I'm starting to think FOX News Sunday is actually fair and balanced!

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Lithia, FL

#669338 Jun 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Obviously one is a baby & the other not. It is a fetus.
fetus: An unborn or "unhatched vertebrate" especially after attaining the basic structural plan of its kind realidiot..
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Florida

Lithia, FL

#669339 Jun 25, 2012
Not Surprized wrote:
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Lol, gfy Prancer! Take your advice, your asinine, useless bullshit and shove it ever so slowly up your lying, bloated, flatulent and laughably orotund useless ass. When you're done, blow it out that very same useless, lying ass, come on back and share the experience with your little girlfriends . All will be waiting with bated breath for you to return with a fascinating, long winded and predictably boring, grandiose chronicle from you, one of the more cretinous, monotonous windbags posting on the thread.
Don't hurt yourself "dood"!
A bad attitude is like a flat tire you moron, you can't go anywhere until you change it you idiot!!
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fred

Milford, CT

#669340 Jun 25, 2012
Jean wrote:
"Strike The Law
This is the doomsday scenario for the Obama administration. It would also be an intensely political move by the court’s five conservative justices. Most big legislation includes what’s known as a “severability clause,” to protect the bulk of statutes should the Court rule individual measures or titles unconstitutional. Democrats neglected to include such a clause in the health care law. So the challengers have asked the Court to junk the whole thing if a majority of justices determine the mandate to be unconstitutional. Even if a law lacks a severability clause, judges typically presume severability, so it would be an astonishing move for the Court to void the entire act. But it’s still possible."
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Republicans are set to repeal ObamaCare if any part survives. duh

The rollback of the Kenyan's communist coup begins today.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#669341 Jun 25, 2012
Latino registered voters identify healthcare as the top policy issue and overwhelmingly prefer President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to a new poll released Monday.

The latest USA Today/Gallup poll — a survey conducted over a month from mid-April until late May with a sample of 1,005 registered voters — shows that 21 percent of Latinos say healthcare is the most important issue to them, while 19 percent regard unemployment as the top area of concern. Twelve percent pegged immigration, a policy area thrust back into the spotlight since Obama’s directive announced earlier this month to halt the deportation of some young undcoumented immigrants, as the most important issue.

The precedence given to healthcare among Latino voters may at least partly explain why Obama spoke extensively about the Affordable Care Act — colloquially known as Obamacare — during his address at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) conference last week.

Obama’s massive lead over Romney among Latino voters — 66 percent to 25 percent — is comparable to the president’s level of support among the burgeoning voting bloc in the 2008 election. The PollTracker Average likewise shows that Obama has consistently held a considerable lead over Romney among Latino voters throughout the current campaign.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries...

So if the Court strikes down Obamacare....more votes for Obama?

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Florida

Lithia, FL

#669342 Jun 25, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Brit Hume To Fox Panel:‘The Republican Brand Name Is In Terrible Shape’
On Fox News Sunday today, Chris Wallace pointed out how the politics of the Fast & Furious investigation may taint both political parties. On the one hand, a scandal such as this looks bad for Obama after promising transparency, but it could also hurt Republicans because the investigation could be viewed as “overreach.” Brit Hume decided it was worse for Republicans, declaring that their “brand name is in terrible shape.”
Hume said that the political fighting last year over the debt ceiling made Congressional Republicans look “terrible,” even among their supporters. Kirsten Powers added that the Romney campaign is certainly never happy when the focus is on anything but the economy, while Nicolle Wallace said that the Obama administration was glad for the distraction from the most recent jobs numbers.
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/brit-hume-to-fox-n...
After Issa yesterday, I'm starting to think FOX News Sunday is actually fair and balanced!
Guess that would be a sellout obama, sonimoron. The TelePrompter-in-Chief's been working on his 2nd term (because he gave up on his 1st term) as president... you idiot...
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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#669343 Jun 25, 2012
An apology tour update....

CNN's Kurtz: Fox Could Have Prevented "Drone" Error With "A Single Phone Call"

http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201206240001

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Nobama

Bethlehem, PA

#669344 Jun 25, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The economy crashed before Obama took office.
Obama turned a cyclical recession into a permanent depression...

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