Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Since: Aug 11

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#818735 Dec 9, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong moron! The US doesn't even come close to having the best healthcare system in the world.
www.businessinsider.com/best-healthcare-syste... ...
Accessibility is a major component of an effective health care system and for years for profit insurance companies have limited that access. Obamacare opens access to those previously denied coverage and prevents private insurance from making profits by denying and limiting care.
The fiscal cliff along with defense cuts is a situation forced by the GOP. Obama is on record opposing those cuts.
You're a goddamned liar.
its the most costly if anything.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#818736 Dec 9, 2012
carol wrote:
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He won swing state voters because of the way he "handled" Hurricane Sandy...according to CNN.
He won because Romney decided to play it safe when, just the day before Sandy made landfall, Gallup and Rasmussen had him ahead by a 5 and 4 point lead respectively. Source posted last night.
He won because the liberal machine had a methodical method of getting democrat voters to the polls.
He won because too many people had been brainwashed with too many negative Obama campaign ads.
He won because enough voters had reservations about Romney's Mormonism.
Basically, Obama won because he's the luckiest person on the planet.
All polls showed a signficant majority believed we were on the wrong track right up until the day of the election.
You can put handled into quotes all you want Carol but the majority of the American people gave him high marks on his actions, 78% to be exact.
www.washingtonpost.com/.../wapo-abc-tracking-... ...
Romney ran no negative ads stupid? Not only were his ads negative they were laced with lies like claiming the President gutted the work requirement for welfare.
Obama won because the majority of the American people rejected the nihilistic slash and burn policies of the Romney/Ryan ticket that would have further enriched the already wealthy on the backs of the middle class and the poor.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#818737 Dec 9, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Why not eliminate all taxes for the 98% and let the filthy billionaires carry the entire load?
Just keep printing money. No problem.
Would favor a more moderate course.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818738 Dec 9, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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You can put handled into quotes all you want Carol but the majority of the American people gave him high marks on his actions, 78% to be exact.
www.washingtonpost.com/.../wapo-abc-tracking-... ...
Romney ran no negative ads stupid? Not only were his ads negative they were laced with lies like claiming the President gutted the work requirement for welfare.
Obama won because the majority of the American people rejected the nihilistic slash and burn policies of the Romney/Ryan ticket that would have further enriched the already wealthy on the backs of the middle class and the poor.
i'd call anyone lucky if the opposing party handed him an election.

that's what she doesn't want to admit. that there could be anything so wrong with a group of folks living in a past that no one wants that the American people couldn't see how much better they would be for all of us.

but nooooo, it was a hurricane! a hurricane of conservative stupidity maybe.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818739 Dec 9, 2012
Remember that time Dick Morris predicted a landslide victory for Mitt Romney? We all do. In the wake of his rather inaccurate assessment, Morris paid a visit to Sean Hannity on Monday night to explain what went wrong. As he’s mentioned a few times already, it came down to shifting demographics in the country.

“I have to tell you something,” Hannity told him.“People are furious with you right now.”

Morris hoped that wasn’t case, saying he did the best he could. He attributed the miscalculation to two things: Hurricane Sandy and the country’s changing demographics. The latter, he said, is a permanent shift. America is “no longer a country run by white married men and married women.”(And Morris has hardly been alone among those who cited the demographics as a major factor in the election.)

“I spoke what I believed,” Morris said, adding that he has no apologies for what he said when he said it.

But all is not lost.“The Republican party will recover,” Morris said.“Because ultimately this president’s policies are wrong, and they will lead to an economic collapse in the second term which is going to make the republican party look great.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/hannity-takes-on-d...

It's good to know that we won't have an economic crash.

he's never right about anything.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818740 Dec 9, 2012
and carol...

Dick Morris Still Blaming Hurricane Sandy For His Own Terrible Predictions

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/dick...
RUSH10ME

Urbanna, VA

#818742 Dec 9, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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And the President of the United States is black! Imagine that? You're an ignoramus
He's mulatto not black ,there is a difference ya know.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#818743 Dec 9, 2012
Carter wrote:
<quoted text> Only black people voted for Obama in such a huge voting block...in the 90+percentile, you obama-worshipping moron. Have another drink.
Blacks have been voting Democrat for decades. HHH got over 90%.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818744 Dec 9, 2012
How you can fire Speaker Boehner

If conservatives want to determine their own leadership on the Hill, it starts with firing John Boehner as Speaker.

I described how and why here.

We need all of you to make this happen. We only need 16 conservatives to abstain from the Speaker vote to depose Boehner and force the GOP caucus to pick new leadership.

We’ve had thousands of activists nationwide ask how they can help. For now, we suggest calling and writing conservative Congressmen in your area.

Here’s a suggested letter/email. For a list of target Congressmen to send it to, please scroll below. Here’s the link to email your Congressperson.

http://www.redstate.com/nedryun/2012/12/07/ho...

get to it 'conservatives'.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#818745 Dec 9, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"nobama 2012"
While I am not one of them more than 14.5, per Arbiton, million folks listen Limbaugh every week. Cut the lying, just once post a fact.
Peace
KMA
Funny how you can't find any Limbaugh listeners willing to admit it. Right Mr Ed?
carol

Orlando, FL

#818746 Dec 9, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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You can put handled into quotes all you want Carol but the majority of the American people gave him high marks on his actions, 78% to be exact.
www.washingtonpost.com/.../wapo-abc-tracking-... ...
Romney ran no negative ads stupid? Not only were his ads negative they were laced with lies like claiming the President gutted the work requirement for welfare.
Obama won because the majority of the American people rejected the nihilistic slash and burn policies of the Romney/Ryan ticket that would have further enriched the already wealthy on the backs of the middle class and the poor.
That 78% was because of his response to the hurricane. He did what any president would have done.

"Of the $716 billion that the Affordable Care Act cuts from the program over the next ten years, the largest chunk—$415 billion—comes from slashing Medicare’s reimbursement rates to hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors. This significant reduction in fees is driving many doctors to stop accepting new Medicare patients, making it harder for seniors to gain access to needed care."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/08/20/h...

"It is still unclear what effect these cuts will have on the program in the long run. And Romney accurately cited concerns that they may ultimately affect beneficiaries.

"Several experts, including Medicare’s independent actuary, have warned that the planned cuts may force some providers to either close or to stop serving Medicare beneficiaries."

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/03/news/...

Basically, you provided misleading information about the 78% and Romney's ads were more true than not.

It wasn't Romney who accused Obama of killing someone's wife.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#818747 Dec 9, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Ain't it great, The guy never had a job, now never needs a job, but banks $1.4 BILLION.. What's the poor people doin'? He's better than P.T. Barnum...Whata Country!!
Not back to "never held a job" lie again.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818748 Dec 9, 2012
Rachel Maddow Drops a Reality Bomb on the GOP,‘You did not lose because of the storm.’

Did Hurricane Sandy blunt Mr. Romney’s momentum? Was he on track to win? Here’s how they were running against each other on the most accurate poll in the country on the day before the hurricane. The day of the hurricane, President Obama at 48%, mitt romney at 47%. Look at the five days after the storm hit. Hey, again, President Obama ahead by the exact same 1%. Before Hurricane Sandy, President Obama ahead 1 or 2 points, afterwards, ahead by 1 or 2 points. This is the poll we know in retrospect was totally right. If we believe the polls which we all do now in America and the Ipsos-Reuters poll was the most accurate one in this presidential election proves there was no Romney momentum going into Hurricane Sandy that was moved by the storm. It just didn’t happen and checkable. I’m not saying this to make conservatives feel bad, but to welcome you out of the bubble of denial that is dangerous. I think Haley Barbour is a smart guy. This is not a smart idea. Liberals probably shouldn’t disabuse Republicans of this. If they take out of this election that a hurricane is the only way they didn’t win, Democrats should be psyched about that because Republicans will go campaigning next time with the same kind of candidates and same policies and planning not having a hurricane. Is that their plan? No storm and we will win.

I understand why a guy like Karl Rove would tell his donors this. I didn’t waste your hundreds of millions of dollars. They would have bought you a shiny new president definitely if it weren’t for that darned storm. You definitely need to give me your hundreds of millions of dollars again because there won’t be a hurricane next time. That makes sense for charltons who make their living lying to separate gullible conservatives from their money. Is that the Republicans assess much of what happened here? You did not lose because of the storm, and this election was an endorsement of Barack Obama and did not prove the viability of the Paul Ryan kill Medicare budget, the opposite. What the Republican Party does in response to this information, whether they prove capable of absorbing this information is the next great question of politics of the American right.

http://www.politicususa.com/rachel-maddow-dro...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#818749 Dec 9, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
That 78% was because of his response to the hurricane. He did what any president would have done.
"Of the $716 billion that the Affordable Care Act cuts from the program over the next ten years, the largest chunk—$415 billion—comes from slashing Medicare’s reimbursement rates to hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors. This significant reduction in fees is driving many doctors to stop accepting new Medicare patients, making it harder for seniors to gain access to needed care."
http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/08/20/h...
"It is still unclear what effect these cuts will have on the program in the long run. And Romney accurately cited concerns that they may ultimately affect beneficiaries.
"Several experts, including Medicare’s independent actuary, have warned that the planned cuts may force some providers to either close or to stop serving Medicare beneficiaries."
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/03/news/...
Basically, you provided misleading information about the 78% and Romney's ads were more true than not.
It wasn't Romney who accused Obama of killing someone's wife.
Obama's reaction to Sandy was miles ahead of Bush's response to Katrina.

Obamacare did NOT reduce payments to doctors.

Hospitals agreed to the reductions because it gave them 30 million new PAYING customers.

Obamacare did not decrease benefits but rather increased benefits.

Many Romney ads were blatant lies. So blatant they like;y cost him votes.

Quit making excuses for Romney. He lost the election because of his own actions. He chose Ryan, He made numerous mistakes, he lost the last two debates.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818750 Dec 9, 2012
Since getting royally trounced in the election, Republicans, imitating the logic and behavior usually limited to kindergarten recess, have been trying desperately to figure out how they could possibly have lost. How could a man who blatantly changed his positions on almost everything be defeated? How could his 16th century opinions on abortion, contraception, rape, taxes and creative methods of canine travel have been rejected by voters? So what if he wouldn't release his tax returns? Who cares if he pioneered outsourcing? Why would dismissing 47 percent of voters as parasites have an effect?

Some say it was due to Democratic voter suppression; the candidate himself blames it on the Obama Administration's "gifts" to minority voters; others blame it on Hurricane Sandy and/or Chris Christie; Karl Rove claims that the Republican primary was responsible because it was, in his words, "butt ugly," which is probably a term he is accustomed to hearing, but not in a political context.

Everybody in the Republican Party seems to have a different opinion, few of which take into consideration the fact that they had a lousy candidate, a platform that resembled Torquemada's to-do list, and a crew of blabbermouths who regularly voiced insane opinions on things like God's bizarre passion for rape.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-blumenthal...
carol

Orlando, FL

#818751 Dec 9, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
How you can fire Speaker Boehner
If conservatives want to determine their own leadership on the Hill, it starts with firing John Boehner as Speaker.
I described how and why here.
We need all of you to make this happen. We only need 16 conservatives to abstain from the Speaker vote to depose Boehner and force the GOP caucus to pick new leadership.
We’ve had thousands of activists nationwide ask how they can help. For now, we suggest calling and writing conservative Congressmen in your area.
Here’s a suggested letter/email. For a list of target Congressmen to send it to, please scroll below. Here’s the link to email your Congressperson.
http://www.redstate.com/nedryun/2012/12/07/ho...
get to it 'conservatives'.
Many conservatives, including myself, want Boehner and the House GOP to give Obama and the Democrats whatever they want.

CNN reports the GOP on Capital Hill are standing Boehner. The rich will pay more taxes.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/05/politics/fiscal...

There are conservative constituents who won't be happy but will eventually realize there's no one else to blame but Obama.

And no one else for democrats and liberals to blame either.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818752 Dec 9, 2012
Party's Base Is the Reason Romney Lost

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/us/19iht-le...

it's no wonder they have to make excuses.

'We are not batshit crazy! We watch FOX!!!'
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#818753 Dec 9, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Rachel Maddow Drops a Reality Bomb on the GOP,‘You did not lose because of the storm.’
Did Hurricane Sandy blunt Mr. Romney’s momentum? Was he on track to win? Here’s how they were running against each other on the most accurate poll in the country on the day before the hurricane. The day of the hurricane, President Obama at 48%, mitt romney at 47%. Look at the five days after the storm hit. Hey, again, President Obama ahead by the exact same 1%. Before Hurricane Sandy, President Obama ahead 1 or 2 points, afterwards, ahead by 1 or 2 points. This is the poll we know in retrospect was totally right. If we believe the polls which we all do now in America and the Ipsos-Reuters poll was the most accurate one in this presidential election proves there was no Romney momentum going into Hurricane Sandy that was moved by the storm. It just didn’t happen and checkable. I’m not saying this to make conservatives feel bad, but to welcome you out of the bubble of denial that is dangerous. I think Haley Barbour is a smart guy. This is not a smart idea. Liberals probably shouldn’t disabuse Republicans of this. If they take out of this election that a hurricane is the only way they didn’t win, Democrats should be psyched about that because Republicans will go campaigning next time with the same kind of candidates and same policies and planning not having a hurricane. Is that their plan? No storm and we will win.
I understand why a guy like Karl Rove would tell his donors this. I didn’t waste your hundreds of millions of dollars. They would have bought you a shiny new president definitely if it weren’t for that darned storm. You definitely need to give me your hundreds of millions of dollars again because there won’t be a hurricane next time. That makes sense for charltons who make their living lying to separate gullible conservatives from their money. Is that the Republicans assess much of what happened here? You did not lose because of the storm, and this election was an endorsement of Barack Obama and did not prove the viability of the Paul Ryan kill Medicare budget, the opposite. What the Republican Party does in response to this information, whether they prove capable of absorbing this information is the next great question of politics of the American right.
http://www.politicususa.com/rachel-maddow-dro...
She's brilliant
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#818754 Dec 9, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's reaction to Sandy was miles ahead of Bush's response to Katrina.
Obamacare did NOT reduce payments to doctors.
Hospitals agreed to the reductions because it gave them 30 million new PAYING customers.
Obamacare did not decrease benefits but rather increased benefits.
Many Romney ads were blatant lies. So blatant they like;y cost him votes.
Quit making excuses for Romney. He lost the election because of his own actions. He chose Ryan, He made numerous mistakes, he lost the last two debates.
Mitt thought he could lie and buy his way into the White House, the people prevailed. Congratulations to the American people.

57% of a WAPO poll said they would vote for Hillary Clinton!! I think she's going to run
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#818755 Dec 9, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Many conservatives, including myself, want Boehner and the House GOP to give Obama and the Democrats whatever they want.
CNN reports the GOP on Capital Hill are standing Boehner. The rich will pay more taxes.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/05/politics/fiscal...
There are conservative constituents who won't be happy but will eventually realize there's no one else to blame but Obama.
And no one else for democrats and liberals to blame either.
Boehner has been the least effective Speaker ever. He has no power, you should get rid of him, and not replace him with Cantor!!

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