Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278293 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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Lincoln Duncan

United States

#819117 Dec 10, 2012
The buzz Sunday was about whether outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be one to beat for the Democratic nomination in 2016.

It begins with a New York Times article titled, "Clinton's Countless Choices Hinge on One: 2016," that speculates on her future after she exits the secretary of state's office, especially on the possibility of a presidential campaign.

"For the moment, Mrs. Clinton may appear to be a figure of nearly limitless possibility, and her name has come up for prestigious jobs: president of Yale University, head of George Soros's foundation. But being Hillary Clinton is never a simple matter, and her next few years are less a blank check than an equation with multiple variables.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819118 Dec 10, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
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She's too fckn ugly to get elected in this pinup/posterboy age. No one wants to look at a dried-out old hag for 4 years, and you ought to know that better than anyone else....:-)
CHRISTIE for POTUS 2016!!!

1421 days and counting down!!

REAL integrity, ETHICS, morality, humanity and decency FOR the People, By the People OF the People again!!!!

The T(axed)E(nough)A(lready drained dry) PARTY!!

The REAL America!(NO denial--screw ups, exremists and all!!)
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819119 Dec 10, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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the self righteousness of the myth creators.
it's one thing to be right, even they're not, but to act like they've presented something that we should all be impressed with when nothing has been presented is a malady that deserves nothing but scorn.
and anyway....as you know, i take my fair share of abuse with usually nothing more but humor in return. a rare moment of real emotion should not be reason to think that my personae will continue to act in that manner. i've shown that person respect before when it was deserved, and will do so again when it's prudent.
so we cool? i really have no choice now but to cool off. someone called me out.
To the dungeons with the herd pack "collective podium effervescence" of 2012!!

REAL people FOR WORKING class America again-NOT against it!!

CHRISTIE for POTUS 2016!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819120 Dec 10, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Another Fox News lie. He did not advocate killing or torturing American soldiers and their family members. He was speaking out against George Bush's torture and murder of detainees in Guantanimo Bay in Cuba. Like most Americans, President Obama agrees with his views on those unconstituional practices and put an end to it.
Oh PULEAZE--talk about a worse murderous pot calling another intel gathering kettle black!!

EPITOMY of!
GhostofRaygun

Russellville, KY

#819121 Dec 10, 2012
carol wrote:
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Romney's plan for reform wouldn't have been put into effect for another 15 years. Present day seniors and those on the threshold of retirement wouldn't have been affected like now in San Diego. In 15 years, those who didn't need government help could have chosen better coverage through private insurers. Everyone else could still have had a choice between more affordable private insurance with better coverage with some government subsidy or full government subsidy with less coverage but still covered.
It was a much better plan. It would have saved taxpayers a lot of money.
Unfortunately, because of a 47% slip of the tongue and Hurricane Sandy, we're already starting to see Obama's plan in action and the mistake of reelecting him.
More and more physicians are already declining Medicare patients. There will be another government mandate, stringent fines and government interference forcing physicians to comply.
Is this what we really wanted with health care reform?
Call an insurance company today and ask them how much a full coverage health insurance plan would cost for someone 65 or older. There is no such insurance. Between the ages of 54 and 64 there is a denial rate of insurance request of almost 25%. How high do you believe the denial rate would be if companies go above 65.
One thing I have never understood from the anti ObamaCare crowd is why do all of you wish to give insurance companies hundreds of millions per year to be a middleman? Make Medicare the universal health care for everyone with cost based on income and the problem is solved.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819122 Dec 10, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
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Have you seen the tax rates obama wants to put on 'income'?
You better stay put...under $58K...
Wait'll the under 58k OWS'er types, working those lower paying jobs, unable to afford outlandish free market healthcare insurance prices, figure out the robbinghoodietic screwing they're in for in 2013.

That ought to be good for some riot watching!!!
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#819123 Dec 10, 2012
“There is a growing group of folks who are looking at this and realizing we don’t have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year’s end,” Sen. Corker said. “So a lot of people are putting forth a theory, and I think it has merit, where you go ahead and give the president the rate increase on the top 2 percent.
carol

Orlando, FL

#819124 Dec 10, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>It's common knowledge that Reagun suffered from Alzheimers and AAHD during his entire second term. That's why he made so many insane decisions like consulting psychics. Try reading some facts.
Well, you'd have to convince me and every credible source out there who state otherwise.

People with Alzheimer's are just fine all the way up until being diagnosed and, even then, the symptoms aren't that noticeable until they gradually develop over the next six years.

Reagan wasn't diagnosed with Alzheimer's until 5 years after his presidency.

Anyone could have unmistakingly seen with their own eyes the symptoms of Alzheimer's by the end of Reagan's second term if what you say is true. After four years of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Bush, Sr. would have had to step in. It would have been clear to everyone.

Maybe you've never been around someone with Alzheimer's four years after their initial diagnosis.

Apparently, you haven't.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#819125 Dec 10, 2012
carol wrote:
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Everyone knows Medicare has some time left before it implodes upon itself with the influx of baby boomers and not enough revenues from too many people not paying taxes because they don't have jobs.
Obama not only likes the status quo but he's making sure the burden of paying for the additional 30 million more falls directly on the shoulders of taxpayers who have to work to support them.
But this is what you wanted.
Good post Carol, Another is Medicare was set up not unlike SS. The thinking in 1932 was there would be more to come along to support them. Then the advent of Birth Control and we weren't even replacing those that died.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819126 Dec 10, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
The buzz Sunday was about whether outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be one to beat for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
It begins with a New York Times article titled, "Clinton's Countless Choices Hinge on One: 2016," that speculates on her future after she exits the secretary of state's office, especially on the possibility of a presidential campaign.
"For the moment, Mrs. Clinton may appear to be a figure of nearly limitless possibility, and her name has come up for prestigious jobs: president of Yale University, head of George Soros's foundation. But being Hillary Clinton is never a simple matter, and her next few years are less a blank check than an equation with multiple variables.
GOOD for her! That poor woemn has been worked like an "enslaved circus dog" the past few years!!
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#819127 Dec 10, 2012
Ron Paul 2016 wrote:
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Another fear mongering propaganda promoted by the Wall Street Banksters!
Ron Paul, the Congressmen who said, "I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of black males are semi-criminal or entirely criminal." and "Immigrants spread diseases for which we may have no immunity. There is also the question of their crime culture" and "I wouldn't have vote against the Jim Crow laws." Ron Paul, the favorite candidate of the Aryan Nation. He should be tried and imprisoned for hate crimes.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819128 Dec 10, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>Call an insurance company today and ask them how much a full coverage health insurance plan would cost for someone 65 or older. There is no such insurance. Between the ages of 54 and 64 there is a denial rate of insurance request of almost 25%. How high do you believe the denial rate would be if companies go above 65.
One thing I have never understood from the anti ObamaCare crowd is why do all of you wish to give insurance companies hundreds of millions per year to be a middleman? Make Medicare the universal health care for everyone with cost based on income and the problem is solved.
SOME of us have been PRO a program similar--similar being KEY--because it's not right to TOUCH the programs that some have worked and PAID their entire lives into for YEARS.

Federal flat sales tax-NO exclusions--Sliding, capped, curbed with additional OPTIONS for those willing to pay a little more.

NO fweeTIC riding!
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#819129 Dec 10, 2012
In recent days, Boehner has called repeatedly on Obama to respond to an offer the GOP laid out last week. By Friday, a frustrated Boehner was complaining that, while the two sides continued to talk, there was “no progress to report.”

It was not immediately clear whether that changed Sunday. But with written proposals from both sides now on the table, senior aides say the elements of a deal are coming into focus:
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819130 Dec 10, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Good post Carol, Another is Medicare was set up not unlike SS. The thinking in 1932 was there would be more to come along to support them. Then the advent of Birth Control and we weren't even replacing those that died.
CAP and CURB the fweeDUHM welfare ranks.

ONE whoyababbydaddy baby per SIX years if already existing on OTHER peopels tax dollars---NO INCREASE in ANYTHING for additional whoyababbydaddy types...tough tabooty then givverment teet sucking wholly dependent type babymamams-DEAL with it!

Watch how quickly some of that ABUSE of the systems would STOP!!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#819131 Dec 10, 2012
Obama not only likes the status quo but he's making sure the burden of paying for the additional 30 million falls directly on the shoulders of taxpayers who have to work to support them.

And the relatively few people in the 1% category.

Hard to believe some people can't figure out everyone's taxes will go up.

Everyone's taxes are going up January 1, 2013, even before Obamacare kicks in on January 1, 2014.

Just simply hard to believe.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#819132 Dec 10, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
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Have you seen the tax rates obama wants to put on 'income'?
You better stay put...under $58K...
Yes.

Evidently you don't know because you're talking about limiting your income to 58k to avoid new income tax rates.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#819133 Dec 10, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Ron Paul, the Congressmen who said, "I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of black males are semi-criminal or entirely criminal." and "Immigrants spread diseases for which we may have no immunity. There is also the question of their crime culture" and "I wouldn't have vote against the Jim Crow laws." Ron Paul, the favorite candidate of the Aryan Nation. He should be tried and imprisoned for hate crimes.
Undocumenter Immigrants to tend to spread disease...and depletion.

Ever hear of the Black plague in Europe? Small pox? Polio?

Why do you think they made people pass through Ellis Island back in the day!!!!!! Primary reason-DISEASES.
Duh.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#819134 Dec 10, 2012
carol wrote:
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Well, you'd have to convince me and every credible source out there who state otherwise.
People with Alzheimer's are just fine all the way up until being diagnosed and, even then, the symptoms aren't that noticeable until they gradually develop over the next six years.
Reagan wasn't diagnosed with Alzheimer's until 5 years after his presidency.
Anyone could have unmistakingly seen with their own eyes the symptoms of Alzheimer's by the end of Reagan's second term if what you say is true. After four years of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Bush, Sr. would have had to step in. It would have been clear to everyone.
Maybe you've never been around someone with Alzheimer's four years after their initial diagnosis.
Apparently, you haven't.
Reagan had the tragedy of Alzheimer's later, maybe five years, difficult to determine exact date. A terrible disease. Pressure of the presidency may have been obvious in second term.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#819135 Dec 10, 2012
Ron Paul 2016 wrote:
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You and all of your supporters will NEVER EVER take away our 2nd amendment rights at all! Get out of our country and go live somewhere else! Barack Obama is ineligible to run for a third term in 2016 due to term limits on the 22nd Amendment!
WRONG!! By 2016, possession of a firearm by a private citizen will be a FELONY!! And President Obama's new supreme court will repeal the 22nd amendment and he will be easily re-elected to a THIRD TERM of great leadership! Get used to it, racist jerk!
carol

Orlando, FL

#819136 Dec 10, 2012
Reagan accomplished the Reykjavik, START agreements and gave his famous speech at the Berlin Wall in 1987.

Someone with Alzheimer's - especially someone who was supposedly that far into the disease - could have in no way done that.

Trust me. I know.

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