Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231615 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819058 Dec 9, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>It was self defence. She was trying to run him over. Fox news never tells the whole story.
A 65 year old woman sitting at a gas pump where she just filled up wants to run over a black guy in a wheelchair? And, after she bumps him, stops, exits her car and walks over to him?

A flushing toilet makes a more pleasant and honest sound than your mouth does, Dood.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#819059 Dec 9, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
Dear Governor Fallin,
Oklahomans against Obamacare salute you.
In service to standing up for the rights of Oklahomans, you have kept the faith of those throughout Oklahoma, who voted 'yes' on State Question 756: by refusing to allow Obamacare to fund in Oklahoma, any of the mandatory requirements it makes. You’ve stood strong in the face of 180,000 uninsured Oklahomans who would have qualified for health insurance under the Medicaid expansion, and 381,000 Oklahomans who would have benefited from the insurance exchanges, all of which which would have meant federal subsidies.
You’ve heroically enjoined insured Oklahomans to our current, and ever increasing, insurance costs, as the private market struggles to keep up with the public one.
You’ve been a leader in ensuring that hospital emergency rooms will continue to bear the brunt of caring for the uninsured. But most importantly, you’ve done a marvelous job of making sure our Federal tax dollars will fund the Obamacare programs in states other than Oklahoma.
Bravo.
Tea Party Republicans everywhere approve.
Sincerely,
Constituent
So, you would prefer that the Governor ignore the will of 65% of the voters in Oklahoma?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#819060 Dec 9, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"silly"
president nobama has had more than 4 years to change the course. To date he has failed. I hope i am wrong but I have a sense that things are going to get worse.
Peace
Well, 68 million Americans disagree, dummy

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819061 Dec 9, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't it all part of the vast eternal plan?
The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Death comes to us all.
People like the wheelchair jerk should consider suicide.

God helps those who help themselves.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#819062 Dec 9, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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So, you would prefer that the Governor ignore the will of 65% of the voters in Oklahoma?
Socialists are funny like that. xD

...snort...

oops!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819063 Dec 9, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
This is so lame that it doesn't deserve more than "no comment"
Will Obamacare cover the cost of skin color changes? It would help greatly in many areas of social cohesiveness. I could get free cellphones, Food Stamps, my college application will be pushed ahead of any smarter Asian Americans and anytime my azz gets in a jam with the law, I can call on Jesse Sharpton and the Boy Messiah to pull me out. I hope Obamacare covers this.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#819064 Dec 9, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, 68 million Americans disagree, dummy
As if they have a clue.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819065 Dec 9, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, 68 million Americans disagree, dummy
And how many voted for Prohibition? How many voted in the crooks involved in the Teapot Dome scandal? How many voted for Jimmy Carter only to find out later they voted for a Momma's Boy scared of his own shadow and unsure of his authority?

How many people today idolize Al Capone, Billy The Kid and Bonnie & Clyde? How many millions of Americans told Europe to go to Hell before WWII? How many millions of people actively voted to keep blacks down because they saw it as the right thing to do?

You and the other kids here continue using voter numbers and poll results as though they were some sort of Gold Standard of righteousness and wisdom. Large groups of people do stupid things and not just individuals like you, lilly.

Just as Evil travels, so too, does Stupidity. It visits us here today and I see that you are very proud to help host it's stay.
Lucifer

Jacksonville, FL

#819066 Dec 9, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't it all part of the vast eternal plan?
The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Death comes to us all.
YOUR Lord must be destroyed.

http://www.google.com/imgres...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819067 Dec 9, 2012
Lucifer wrote:
<quoted text>
YOUR Lord must be destroyed.
http://www.google.com/imgres...
Hee, Hee.

Go sit on a pitchfork.
Lucifer

Jacksonville, FL

#819068 Dec 9, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Hee, Hee.
Go sit on a pitchfork.
RAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, YOU'RE MAD?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819069 Dec 10, 2012
Lucifer wrote:
<quoted text>
RAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, YOU'RE MAD?
Well, some people think I'm mad.

But most people think I'm just as sane as a Buckwild Redneck W. Virginian Holy Roller Farm Boy.

Some folks just affectionately call me "Sir".
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#819070 Dec 10, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>It was self defence. She was trying to run him over. Fox news never tells the whole story.
LOL!! Yeah, thats why they are putting the dumb negro away on murder one charges (self defense not even a claim)........:

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819071 Dec 10, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL!! Yeah, thats why they are putting the dumb negro away on murder one charges (self defense not even a claim)........:
Obama 2016 lives in the fantasy of a child's world.

That sort of innocence can be seriously dangerous. Like children playing on the railroad tracks.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#819072 Dec 10, 2012
Obama’s Inauguration Closed To The Press?

The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from inauguration committee officials that the event could potentially be closed to the press.

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obamas-inaug...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#819073 Dec 10, 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.
Yes Carol, that 78% was exactly what I was referring to. He did what any competent president would unlike his predecessor who got a whopping 35% approval rating on his handling of Katrina.
I never mentioned anything about Romney's claims on the $317 billion cuts from Medicare but either you have no reading comprehension skills or you're trying to divert from his blatant lie about cutting the work requirement for welfare by pointing to something he said that was only half true. The article you cite from Forbes actually comes from a Romney campaign advisor and you very carefully edited the article from the LA Times omitting this important statement;
"Mitt Romney repeated a somewhat misleading claim that President Obama cut $716 billion out of the Medicare program for current beneficiaries.
The president’s healthcare law does reduce future spending on Medicare, but those savings are obtained by reducing federal payments to insurance companies, hospitals and other providers, and do not affect benefits for people in the Medicare program.
Hospitals and other providers agreed to these cuts in exchange for the Affordable Care Act’s plan to reduce the number of uninsured patients they currently care for."
A large chunk of the cuts go to overpayments the government has been paying private insurance to administer Medicare Advantage plans which in reality don't offer much advantage and end up costing seniors more.
www.washingtonpost.com/.../Romney 's-right-Obamacare-cuts-medica r...
You're also ignoring the fact that the budget his running mate Paul Ryan proposed also cut $317 billion from Medicare but uses that money to protect tax cuts to the wealthy.
It wasn't Obama that accused Romney of killing someone's wife it was one of the PACs which by law has no direct connection to the Obama campaign. he President made it clear during a press conference;
"I don't think that Governor Romney is somehow responsible for the death of the woman that was portrayed in that ad," he said. "But keep it mind, this is an ad that I didn't approve, I did not produce, and as far as I can tell has barely run. I think it ran once."
No Carol Romney's ads whether run by his campaign or PACs and multiple statements made on the stump were patently false.
ronones

Pittsburgh, PA

#819074 Dec 10, 2012
youtube.com/watch... … A lITTLE late and if Obama gets lucky he want a Tax Increase

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#819075 Dec 10, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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So, you would prefer that the Governor ignore the will of 65% of the voters in Oklahoma?
You are saying it would have been OK for Alabama to continue to discriminate in 1965?

We have laws & the Supreme Court to assure majority rule does not take from the rights of the minority.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#819076 Dec 10, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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When you add it all up at the end, the more you earn, the higher overall percentage you pay.
And far too many pay nothing.
By the way, Bush added the 10% rate to give a break to losers like you.
You got that 10% cut on your first 17,700 of taxable income so I guess you are calling yourself a loser.

Finally we agree on something.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#819077 Dec 10, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
You come off dumber and dumber. B y your own admission some folks pay a higher rate than others. Thank you for the admission. Now tell me why someone anyone should pay a higher rate.
Flat tax, no deductibles.
Peace
KMA
Everyone pays the same rate.

You said some pay more than others.

As for your flat tax, why should some people have 100% of their income exposed to taxation while others do not. Explain how that is "fair".

Who makes up fr the tax revenues currently paid by corporations?

Do those outside the US pay this tax? If so, you just increased the cost of US goods, if not, why is it fair that foreigners get to pay less than we do?

MG OMG OMG the poor must pay tax while you keep handing money to the wealthy.

You just made the cost of that home $250K instead of $200k & took away the mortgage interest deduction. Yep, that will help.

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