Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1431354 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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FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#770395 Oct 13, 2012
truth wrote:
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You and the clueless on here can't benefit from the truth?

A CEO IS AGAINST HIS OWN WORKFORCE.
THAT IS HOW THE WORLD WORKS.
CEO vs. THE WORKERS.
Especially non founder REPUBLICAN CEO's. Like Mitt!

If rules do not exist to protect the workforce, it's game over. FOR THE WORKER! NOT THE CEO: HE WINS!

Who is against rules that protect workers?
THE CEO!

You want to put this CEO guy in charge of the whole country? All the citizens? Most citizens are WORKERS!
So Mitt Romney is against most of the citizens.
Why does he want to abolish access to healthcare for everyone by law?

He can pay less taxes for him. He has his own healthcare. He is super rich. He does not need Medicare either or Social Security benefits or Medicaid or Education or Welfare or food stamps or government itself! Get rid of these, Mitt Romney can pay less taxes for him. That is the kind of math he lives by.

You don't believe this?
Look around!
These super rich have their own security! Their own schools. Their own retirement. Their own fire departments. Their own airlines. Their own gated communities. THEY HATE PAYING FOR GOVERNMENT.

Why in the heck would you want a guy who has spent his whole life honing the skill of how to be against workers and thus the citizens?

It's insane!

We need to empower the middle class! Create real lasting demand in the economy!
MITT ROMNEY IS THE OPPOSITE OF THIS!
ALWAYS HAS BEEN. ALWAYS WILL BE.

Why would the citizens just giveaway all the gains they have made? SO A RICH GUY CAN PAY A LITTLE LESS IN HIS TAXES!

Don't be dumb!
All Democrat Ticket! Vote for Obama!

(Search: Mitt Romney Lied About Tax Cuts)
Great read!

I did search.

NO CEO FOR PRESIDENT!

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#770396 Oct 13, 2012
carol wrote:
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One of several falsehoods as fact checked by CBS News.
Biden claimed people are going to have to pay more money out of their pocket with the Romney/Ryan Medicare reform plan.
FACT: Under the Romney-Ryan plan, lower income seniors would receive more generous support while wealthier seniors would receive less support.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57531063/...
In other words, the poor and needy will receive full government subsidies while the wealthy will receive much less and those in the middle will choose a plan they can afford with government subsidies.
Biden's claim that seniors will have to pay $6400 more a year is simply not true.
Did you add the word Fact in front of "what the campaign said" about his medicare plan as it doesn't look like CBS considers it "fact". They are merely stating what Romney thinks, not that they think what he thinks is a fact,,,,In other words you are stating that YOU consider what Romney has stated as fact, not CBS news.

Since when is that FACT?

From CBS...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57531063/...

RYAN: "That's why we're saying more for lower income people and less for higher income people."

The Romney campaign supports reforming the current Medicare program to a "premium support" system, wherein the government offers a senior a predefined amount of money to spend in a health insurance exchange rather than paying directly for the benefits a senior uses. The campaign has said current seniors would not be impacted by the plan and that insurance plans would be required to offer coverage at least comparable to what Medicare currently provides.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/...

The $6,400 figure comes from a Center for Budget and Policy Priorities study. based on the CBO’s projections. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities projected that seniors’ out-of-pocket costs would rise from $6,150 to $12,500 per year on average under Ryan’s plan.

Since then, Ryan has made some changes to his plan, removing a cap on “premium-support payments” and including a traditional-Medicare, government-paid health plan as an alternative to private plans, from which seniors would choose on an exchange.
So, while the $6,000 estimate applies to a previous iteration of Ryan’s plan, the number is old.

The CBO has not conducted comparable analysis of Ryan’s 2012 plan, so there is no comparable estimate of how seniors’ out-of-pocket costs would change under the latest version. Ryan’s 2012 plan did not include enough details for such analysis to be conducted.

Independent experts disagree on whether out-of-pocket costs would still rise, on average, under Ryan’s 2012 plan. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities maintains that out-of-pocket costs would likely rise by some amount. Kaiser Family Foundation says it’s impossible to calculate the average, while noting that in cities and counties where health care costs more, Medicare recipients will be faced with a choice between paying more for Medicare or buying a cheaper private plan that could offer different benefits than Ryan’s traditional-Medicare coverage plan.

Biden claimed Mitt Romney said he would sign Ryan’s budget that would raise costs by $6,400—the 2011 version passed March 29 of that year.

From ABC’s Emily Friedman on June 2, 2011:

On health care, Romney responded “yes” when asked if he would sign the plan written by Rep. Paul Ryan that would restructure Medicare if it reached his desk as President, but quickly added that he would be offering his own plan.

“His plan is not the plan I’ll put forward, I have my own plan,” said Romney.“I’ll be putting that out before I debate President Obama.”

Romney's plan, as outlined on his website, is vague to the point of meaninglessness.

Nice try Carol.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#770397 Oct 13, 2012
Grampy wrote:
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What makes you think I want Bill Clinton back in power?
Yes, like so many other folks who voted for Bush, you all went into cryosleep for 8 years.

Conservatives seem to never be able to admit the guy they voted for screwed the pooch.

I don't know how long it took me to convince you nutjobs Reagan raised taxes 11 times, but it was fun while it lasted.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#770398 Oct 13, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
Last week when the main stream media reported that Romney won the debate they were hailed by the right as impeccable sources of truth. This week when the same media reported that Biden won, the right cries bias.
The philosophy of the loony right is to take both sides of an issue when its convenient for them. Another example is their desire to have less government regulation in their lives. But in the case of a woman's body they want MORE regulation. I guess I see why these morons support Romney, he is on both sides of every issue too.
My philosophy remains....the lack of education is the basis for our problems. I live in a small, relatively uneducated rural community FULL of Republicans who do not have the ability to rationally debate.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#770399 Oct 13, 2012
The official nutjob scorecard....

Split decision? Polls, pundits score Biden-Ryan a draw

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1897478309001/spli...

Use that to beat the nutjobs back when they go all selective on the polls.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#770400 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, like so many other folks who voted for Bush, you all went into cryosleep for 8 years.
Conservatives seem to never be able to admit the guy they voted for screwed the pooch.
I don't know how long it took me to convince you nutjobs Reagan raised taxes 11 times, but it was fun while it lasted.
When will the Libs admit that Obama has screwed the nation for the last 3+ years and blamed it all on Bush?
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#770401 Oct 13, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
My philosophy remains....the lack of education is the basis for our problems. I live in a small, relatively uneducated rural community FULL of Republicans who do not have the ability to rationally debate.
You mean like Obama in the last debate?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#770402 Oct 13, 2012
How Critics of Obama's Libya Response Profoundly Misunderstand Intelligence

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

Literally or rhetorically?

Both?
fred

Milford, CT

#770403 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, like so many other folks who voted for Bush, you all went into cryosleep for 8 years.
Conservatives seem to never be able to admit the guy they voted for screwed the pooch.
I don't know how long it took me to convince you nutjobs Reagan raised taxes 11 times, but it was fun while it lasted.
Clint on Biden

“Kind of a grin with a body behind it.” Is Eastwood clairvoyant?
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#770404 Oct 13, 2012
Genetic Roulette

A film by Jeffrey M. Smith – Narrated by Lisa Oz

A production of the Institute for Responsible Technology

Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet?

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology.

After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves.

This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.

http://geneticroulettemovie.com/
Anonymous

Carson, VA

#770405 Oct 13, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Great read!
I did search.
NO CEO FOR PRESIDENT!


And what good did that monkey do?
Anonymous

Carson, VA

#770406 Oct 13, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
My philosophy remains....the lack of education is the basis for our problems. I live in a small, relatively uneducated rural community FULL of Republicans who do not have the ability to rationally debate.
Were their teachers Democrats?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#770407 Oct 13, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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When will the Libs admit that Obama has screwed the nation for the last 3+ years and blamed it all on Bush?
When a majority of the American people quit telling pollsters that Bush is to blame for the economy?

I'm just surprised some conservative wingnut in Congress hasn't tried to make polling illegal.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#770408 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
How Critics of Obama's Libya Response Profoundly Misunderstand Intelligence
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
Literally or rhetorically?
Both?
They were still blaming a video 2 weeks after they were told that the video wasn't the cause.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#770409 Oct 13, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like Obama in the last debate?
Point
fred

Milford, CT

#770410 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The official nutjob scorecard....
Split decision? Polls, pundits score Biden-Ryan a draw
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1897478309001/spli...
Use that to beat the nutjobs back when they go all selective on the polls.
America catches up with fred and sees a landslide victory building for President Romney

ROGER L. SIMON: Beyond the Bradley Effect: What’s Really Happening in Election 2012:

A lot of talk has been bandied about over the so-called Bradley Effect, the theory that a number of California voters said they were going to vote for Tom Bradley — the longtime Los Angeles mayor — for governor of that state in a 1982 election because he was African-American, but really voted for his opponent who won.

This theory has been debunked and, frankly, I have no idea of its veracity. More importantly, however, I believe it is passé. Fewer than ever are interested in the color of Obama’s skin (well, maybe Al Sharpton and his claque) or — for that matter — in Mitt Romney’s religion. We have far, far more pressing issues in front of us at this moment.

For that reason, I think the number who vote for Romney/Ryan and then tell no one (at least in the short run) will be significant, so significant that this election may explode and be closer to a blowout than anyone, save a few, had expected.

Since: May 08

Pacific Northwest

#770411 Oct 13, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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When will the Libs admit that Obama has screwed the nation for the last 3+ years and blamed it all on Bush?
Gosh! You don't REALLY believe that, do you?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#770412 Oct 13, 2012
fred wrote:
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Clint on Biden
“Kind of a grin with a body behind it.” Is Eastwood clairvoyant?
Thanks for acknowledging Reagan's tax raising spree.

that was easy.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#770413 Oct 13, 2012
WASHINGTON -- During Thursday night's vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden attacked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for criticizing the president's stimulus act despite having sent two separate requests for stimulus funds for his district.

Biden was wrong. Ryan sent at least four requests.

A Freedom of Information Act request for correspondence between Ryan's office and the Environmental Protection Agency, filed by The Huffington Post, unearthed two additional instances in which the Wisconsin Republican petitioned for American Recovery Act funds. In addition, there were many other occasions in which the GOP vice presidential nominee asked the EPA for grant money for projects in Wisconsin's 1st District, which encompasses Ryan's hometown of Janesville and has a slight Democratic lean. Combined, the letters muddy Ryan's claim that the stimulus wasn't helpful and that government spending, more broadly, doesn't assist small businesses.

As the AP noted, Ryan made many such petitions while in Congress. He asked the Food Stamps Access Research program to approve a grant proposal by the Kenosha community center for purposes of educating families about the nutritional benefits of food stamps. In 2002, he wrote the Agriculture Department to help with a loan guarantee to develop a pork packing and processing plant for farms. In 2010, he wrote the Department of Health and Human Services to send money to a Kenosha health center to help "thousands of new patients" get coverage.

Paul Ryan letters.........

http://www.scribd.com/doc/109858723/Paul-Ryan -

“I did not request any stimulus money,” he continued.– Ryan said that he would not vote against something “then write to the government to ask them to send us money.”

"No, I never asked for stimulus," Ryan told WCPO-TV on Thursday. "I oppose the stimulus because it doesn't work. It didn't work. It brought us deeper into debt."
fred

Milford, CT

#770414 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The official nutjob scorecard....
Split decision? Polls, pundits score Biden-Ryan a draw
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1897478309001/spli...
Use that to beat the nutjobs back when they go all selective on the polls.
Crazy Joe exposed himself as a brain damaged lunatic and unfit to be VP.

America gets it.

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