Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1225005 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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847668 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> yes
Not true, if it is their voice just how is that fraud? Funny you hypocrites on the right never notice things like this unless it happens to a Democrat? Now be sure and remind us that you are an independent...RIGHT and I'm a martian.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847669 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare will implode, or rather the costs will explode, so big changes will be required.
What those changes will be, who knows?
Just for curiosity, how much do you think the "buy-in" for Medicare would need to be to maintain solvency?
She never gets that far. Same with single payer. There simply isn't enough money to do what she thinks she wants.
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847670 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Those taxes are just a fraction of the increased costs to come from Obamacare.
Hard to believe so many Americans still don't see the punitive/controlling/oppressiv e nature of Obamacare.

Fines, waivers, penalities, taxes...and that's just the surface.

No one ever stops to think about the number of "taxpayer paid" paper pushers that will be needed to keep tabs on us.

Or the massive abuses that are inevitable. The government can't even keep up with the legitimacy of the escalating Social Security disability claims. Or welfare claims.

Now they're going to try and run the entire health care system? They can't even run the post office or the DOE efficiently.

Hard to believe...truly it is.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#847671 Jan 26, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona has an interesting take on Obamacare:“I hate it — now give me the money.”

Governor Brewer, exemplifying that unfortunately common strain of Republican leadership that is uncompromising in rhetoric but opportunistic in reality, has decided to sign off on the federal government’s plan to radically expand Medicaid eligibility......

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/337788... #
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#847672 Jan 26, 2013
The GOP Plan to Steal Elections

I’m optimistic about the Republican Party. Does that surprise you? Well, let me qualify that. When I say I’m optimistic about the Republican Party, I am referring of course to the old joke in which the pessimist says,“Geez, things sure can’t get any worse,” and the optimist replies,“Oh, yes they can!” When the subject is today’s GOP and the conservative movement, things can always get worse. Having attempted virtually every dishonest and cynical trick in the book under existing rules, they have decided now that the problem is not their dishonesty or cynicism, but the existing rules, so the new task is to change them.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01...

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#847673 Jan 26, 2013
Message to Republicans from Bobby Jindal:
"We've got to stop being the stupid party."
"We've got to start talking like adults."
"We need to trust the smarts of the American people. We've got to stop dumbing down our ideas and stop reducing everything to mindless slogans and tag lines for 30-second ideas."
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847674 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> She never gets that far. Same with single payer. There simply isn't enough money to do what she thinks she wants.
Obama's idea of a utopian society doesn't exist either. A PhD will never be on the same playing field as a high school dropout.

Yet, he seems to see both as equally deserving of being the waterboy or the quarterback - depending on one's status and point of view.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847675 Jan 26, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Not true, if it is their voice just how is that fraud? Funny you hypocrites on the right never notice things like this unless it happens to a Democrat? Now be sure and remind us that you are an independent...RIGHT and I'm a martian.
Because you are paying or going to see the performer LIVE. If you want to hear a mastered track stay home and play it on your entertainment center.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#847676 Jan 26, 2013
Bobby Jindal and the “Party of Growth”

So I finally read Bobby Jindal’s speech to the Republican National Committee, and I confess that it left me a bit confused. Jindal opens with a complaint that Republicans have become too focused on “zeroes” and “number-crunching” and government book-keeping, which he believes puts Republicans at a disadvantage in any debate with their opponents. Then in the next breath, he expresses his irritation that bad or irrelevant ideas such as term limits and the balanced budget amendment are not taken seriously. Because these ideas are not taken seriously, Jindal proposes instead that the GOP focus all of its attention on promoting growth and opportunity. Jindal insists that Republicans must be the “party of growth” rather than the “party of austerity,” which overlooks the small problem that the only specific measures he has referred to in his speech up to this point have nothing to do with promoting growth.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847677 Jan 26, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
Message to Republicans from Bobby Jindal:
"We've got to stop being the stupid party."
"We've got to start talking like adults."
"We need to trust the smarts of the American people. We've got to stop dumbing down our ideas and stop reducing everything to mindless slogans and tag lines for 30-second ideas."
Clear-thinking Americans to President Obama:
"Stop lying to us."
"Stop controlling us."
"Represent all of us, not just your pet loons."

No offense...since you're apparently a pet loon.
Forum carlsbad nm

Hobbs, NM

#847678 Jan 26, 2013
Deo Gratias.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847679 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> She never gets that far. Same with single payer. There simply isn't enough money to do what she thinks she wants.
Yes let's continue doing nothing and allowing the medical profession to increase their rates at an alarming pace. Meanwhile the Republican party's inability or refusal to remove their collective heads from their derriere is way more than noticable. Yep Republican policies are to ignore and do nothing on almost all of our problems except guns...They are commited to allowing the NRA to dictate policy.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#847680 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Because you are paying or going to see the performer LIVE. If you want to hear a mastered track stay home and play it on your entertainment center.
If she was indeed lip-syncing at the inauguration, give her the Nobel Prize in mime.

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847681 Jan 26, 2013
LIBERALS USA CIVIL WAR wrote:
The most important office in our republic is that of a private citizen. You are not a dictator or a king, who can act unilaterally and ignore our legislative process of law making. All elected leaders are empowered as a trustee of the people we are elected to serve. We are given designated and limited powers. Your actions and quest for unconstitutional power threatens the future of our sacred Republic and the Liberty we all hold so dear. Your own administration during,“Operation Fast and Furious” facilitated and approved the transfer of over 2,000 weapons to the Mexican Drug Cartels who the Mexican Government is at war against and over 60,000 people have been killed. Those same weapons have made their way back into the United States and have been used to kill and injure our citizens and members of law enforcement, yet now you threaten to use an executive order to take away the 2nd Amendment Rights of our citizens?
Mr. President, if you attempt to carry through with your proposal, it will hinder the ability of good citizens to defend and protect themselves and others against those who wish to cause them harm through the use of deadly force. Your actions would turn many good citizens, who wish to maintain their God given Constitutional Rights to bear arms, into criminals.
I am writing you this letter today to inform you that any “law” or regulation created by an executive order of your office which is contrary to what the Constitution of the United States of America says, shall be deemed as unlawful and shall not be carried out by myself or my office.
I will also push for legislation which would make it a crime for any federal law enforcement officer to infringe upon any of Constitutional rights of the citizens I am sworn to protect. Neither myself nor you have any right to infringe upon the 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights of our citizens. Former President Ronald Regan said it best,“The right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive.”
With grave concern,
Paul Babeu, Sheriff
Pinal County, Arizona
I guess you think changing you name will make this sheriff look like something other than ridiculous.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847682 Jan 26, 2013
jiminy cricket wrote:
<quoted text>
Clear-thinking Americans to President Obama:
"Stop lying to us."
"Stop controlling us."
"Represent all of us, not just your pet loons."
No offense...since you're apparently a pet loon.
Perhaps if you would simply remove your head from the sand you would find it's your party that is in charge of the loons..Lightbulb...DUH?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#847683 Jan 26, 2013
jiminy cricket wrote:
<quoted text>
Clear-thinking Americans to President Obama:
"Stop lying to us."
"Stop controlling us."
"Represent all of us, not just your pet loons."
No offense...since you're apparently a pet loon.
same thing we said when Bush was in office.

clear thinking and all that.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847684 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Because you are paying or going to see the performer LIVE. If you want to hear a mastered track stay home and play it on your entertainment center.
Wrong, you are not paying to see her sing, your reason for being there is totally different, she is simply a bonus. Now If I paid to see just her then that would be different.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847685 Jan 26, 2013
jiminy cricket wrote:
<quoted text>
Hard to believe so many Americans still don't see the punitive/controlling/oppressiv e nature of Obamacare.
Fines, waivers, penalities, taxes...and that's just the surface.
No one ever stops to think about the number of "taxpayer paid" paper pushers that will be needed to keep tabs on us.
Or the massive abuses that are inevitable. The government can't even keep up with the legitimacy of the escalating Social Security disability claims. Or welfare claims.
Now they're going to try and run the entire health care system? They can't even run the post office or the DOE efficiently.
Hard to believe...truly it is.
Medicare is extremely efficient.

There were many of disability qualified people that had jobs & worked until Bush & your Republicans f*cked this country.
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847686 Jan 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Given the choice between Medicare/Medicaid and single payer, single payer is the most cost effective way to go if you compare our per capita healthcare spending with single payer countries. I don't think the ACA's gonna bridge that cost gap.
You really don't see the punitive/controlling/oppressiv e nature of Obamacare and the inevitable/impending inefficiency of government trying to manage health care in a country of this size and population?

Much smaller countries like Greece and France are struggling to maintain this kind of health care system without quality of care suffering. They're failing.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#847688 Jan 26, 2013
2004....

Plan would hurt small states

There's a transparently partisan movement afoot in Colorado to distribute our Electoral College votes proportionately. The goal? To give John Kerry a four-vote Electoral College boost, putting him ahead of President Bush in a close election.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/e...

some republican crying about 'unfairness'.

at least the crying about unfairness is consistent.

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