Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236344 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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#847831 Jan 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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That would be you.
The Roosevelts were a pathetic couple and the public was as naive (like you) as they are today.
Kennedy was more popular, nitwit.
Roosevelt was the only President to be elected 4 times.

Prior to him, there was no law restricting how many times a President can run for office.

Only one was elected more than twice in American History.

Only one had the full faith of the American People to take them through the Great Depression, and WWII.

The facts speak for themselves, just as your ignorance speaks for itself.

JFK, good President, but he didn't even serve 3 years??

Most polls rate FDR in the top tier.

This aggregate poll shows Lincoln to be #1, FDR #2 or #3.

Don't see JFK on any lists.

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Stick to stupid sockpuppet insults. Every time you try to get into a discussion, you make a complete fool of yourself, Waxturd.


Rankings by Liberals and Conservatives
Rank Liberals (n=190) Conservatives (n=50)

1 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
2 Franklin D. Roosevelt George Washington
3 George Washington Franklin D. Roosevelt
4 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson
5 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
6 Woodrow Wilson Andrew Jackson
7 Andrew Jackson Harry S. Truman
8 Harry S. Truman Woodrow Wilson
9 Lyndon B. Johnson Dwight D. Eisenhower
10 John Adams John Adams
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Since: Dec 12

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#847832 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I didn't say any of those things. Deny that they refuse people healthcare because the expense for the procedure is not worth it for some people. You hear abouton the news all the time. Again better watch what you wish for.
We already enjoy that with Medicare/Medicaid and private insurers so what's to wish for?

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#847834 Jan 26, 2013
jiminy cricket wrote:
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You don't think they're going to come right out and tell you the objective is control, do you?
It's like innoculations - given in little amounts - until you're immune to being controlled.
Hello?
Oh yeah, the "stands to reason" argument. Hadn't counted on that.

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#847835 Jan 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yes, I am sure you can find those people who are dissatisfied with anything. I had a compatriot American friend who lived there too who was always squawking, but, then again, she's a Republican. Goes with the territory.
In the beginning, the Canadians fought against universal single payer healthcare, saying the same stupid idiotic things that rightwingers here say, that it's communism, socialism, controlling etc. however, if the Canadian government attempted to take it away now, there'd be a revolution.
If Canadians wish to purchase private insurance, they can; and if they prefer to come to the States for surgeries, they are free to do so. There is a whole world of international medical travel that those who can afford to pursue, can do so.
Your argument holds no water.
Hell yes, they would riot, you have a couple of generations that have been leeches, and it is now ingrained in their skulls full of mush.
discordia

Denver, CO

#847836 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Everybody lost in Vietnam, including employees of those companies who lost their children.
The biggest losers were those who got sent over there for no reason, but others lost as well.
And don't patronize me, you washed-up old used car dealer.
At this juncture my attitude is to help no one, f them, it turns out so bad frequently. The left has no complaints about our helping the Bosnian/Serbian muslims however, that was noble.
After we've seen how Iraqi's have reacted to their liberation[anarchy, murder, more terrorism] my opinion now is that we never should have bothered. I really don't believe you can help a country populated by neanderthal religious zealots.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847837 Jan 26, 2013
A plan to alter the winner-takes-all Electoral College rules in the state of Virginia is on the chopping block after two Republican state senators on a key committee said they would oppose it, according to The Associated Press.
Raw Story ( http://s.tt/1yXmg )
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847838 Jan 26, 2013
discordia wrote:
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If I fill up my gas tank, buy groceries,etc. with a debit card, the risk is essentially zero. Over the internet you may have a point. However, do as you wish, I shall do as I wish. Carrying a lot of cash isn't wise or practical, IMO, and in my business I spend a lot of money. I can go thru $500 in a couple of days sometimes.
You're talking to a guy who thinks furniture is unnecessary

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#847840 Jan 26, 2013
discordia wrote:
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If I fill up my gas tank, buy groceries,etc. with a debit card, the risk is essentially zero. Over the internet you may have a point. However, do as you wish, I shall do as I wish. Carrying a lot of cash isn't wise or practical, IMO, and in my business I spend a lot of money. I can go thru $500 in a couple of days sometimes.
Debit cards are for the ignorant and those who can't control their use of Credit Cards.

Mostly fairly poor people use Debit Cards. The same ones who pay for their groceries with checks.

Debit cards are a bad deal. Gas pumps warn you that they may put a $100 or more hold on your account until the bill clears.

Credit cards are far safer, far more protection.

But for folks like you, who think $500 is big money, they likely protect you from getting into credit card debt as you've obviously done in the past.

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""You are protected if your debit card is used by a thief. However, you have to act fast. Compared to credit cards, stolen debit cards carry a lot of risk. This page covers the basics of stolen debit cards and your liability.

Stolen debit cards are just one risk of using debit cards. For more information on how debit cards and credit cards work, see our page on Debit vs Credit card use.

With credit cards, youíre limited to $50 of liability for fraudulent use. Whatís more, the thief spent the bankís money Ė he didnít empty your checking account and cause you to bounce important checks (or rack up fees for overdraft protection).

With a stolen debit card (or a stolen debit card number and PIN), you are protected as follows (source: Federal Reserve and Federal Trade Commission):

Your loss is limited to $50 if you notify the financial institution within two business days after learning of loss or theft of your card or code.
But you could lose as much as $500 if you do not tell the card issuer within two business days after learning of loss or theft.

If you do not report an unauthorized transfer that appears on your statement within 60 days after the statement is mailed to you, you risk unlimited loss on transfers made after the 60-day period. That means you could lose all the money in your account plus your maximum overdraft line of credit, if any.

Given the added risk of loss, plus the headaches of risking direct access to your checking account, I donít think itís worth it to use a debit card on a day to day basis. Nevertheless, there may be times when it makes sense Ė if you canít qualify for a credit card or if you want to help a youngster develop good habits."
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847841 Jan 26, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Hell yes, they would riot, you have a couple of generations that have been leeches, and it is now ingrained in their skulls full of mush.
No, they have a healthy and educated population that benefits Canadian society as a whole.
You, are an anti American traitor.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847842 Jan 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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"Half of the country is on welfare"???
Wow, that's some claim. Let's check it out:
Total housing and food assistance in 2012 was $173 billion or 5.3% of budget outlays or 1% of GDP so yes, pretty close to "half the country".
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historic...
Tables 3.2 and 1.2
You're welcome.
Super smackdown, can't argue with the numbers; that's your speciality!

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#847843 Jan 26, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>FDR the 'most popular' President... By whose standards, Move On. org
By the American people, who elected him 4 times to the Presidency!!

Can you name any other who even won 3 terms??

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Stay stupid, it's all you've ever had!!
discordia

Denver, CO

#847844 Jan 26, 2013
Obama is a Homo wrote:
Obama's homosexuality will doom an already-failed presidency and lead to humiliation and disgrace.
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TEL50OSLR0DN3...
Let's be fair, he's bi sexual. Or was.
discordia

Denver, CO

#847845 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Sarah Palin gets the axe from Fox. Maybe she'll join Glenn Beck.
Why do you care? Ah, you don't , you're just a hatemonger, aren't you? Is it because she's white? Pretty? You need some of that bile exorcised out of you. Do you know any priests?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847846 Jan 26, 2013
Do you want to help the Republican Party figure out what went wrong, in 2012? Of course you do. Towards that end, the Republican party has launched the Growth & Opportunity Project, chaired by such luminaries as Henry Barbour and Ari Fleischer, to recommend how best to not screw things up quite so horribly next time. And to help with that, they're using that most scientific of all tools, an internet survey.
The questions are, sadly, rather generic:


Which issues do you think Republicans should spend MORE time talking about?(please select one)
- Fiscal issues, like taxes, government spending, and the debt
- Economic issues, like unemployment, housing, and high energy prices
- National Security issues, like terrorism, foreign policy, and national defense
- Social issues, like abortion and family values

http://www.dailykos.com/

I hope they keep talking about abolishing abortion.

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#847847 Jan 26, 2013
And who was it who helped the Bosnians??

Why, it was Bill Clinton!!

Who was attacked by the right for humanitarianism and ending a genocide.

Now you say it was noble??

Where were you when these nitwits were attacking Clinton for getting us involved in the Balkans?? Hiding under another sockpuppet name??

Bosnia turned out a great success, compare it to Bush's disasterous loss of the War with Iraq.

I have Bosnian neighbors. Very nice European people. Good addition to our melting pot.
discordia wrote:
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At this juncture my attitude is to help no one, f them, it turns out so bad frequently. The left has no complaints about our helping the Bosnian/Serbian muslims however, that was noble.
After we've seen how Iraqi's have reacted to their liberation[anarchy, murder, more terrorism] my opinion now is that we never should have bothered. I really don't believe you can help a country populated by neanderthal religious zealots.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847848 Jan 26, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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By the American people, who elected him 4 times to the Presidency!!
Can you name any other who even won 3 terms??
HAHAHAHAHAHA
Stay stupid, it's all you've ever had!!
http://growthopp.gop.com/default.aspx

Reice Priebus Survey!!

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#847849 Jan 26, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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They're doing a bang-up job on their own. Don't you think strict gun control would be counterproductive in much of Obama's most loyal districts? It would put many in even deeper poverty.
End drug prohibition, end gang gun violence. Its that simple.
discordia

Denver, CO

#847851 Jan 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Gee, maybe you closed minded zombies will start watching Fox News now. You will also like this!
Dennis Kucinich, a former Democratic presidential candidate far to the left of Palin, just signed on with Fox News as an analyst.
If you watch Fox News, at least you get both sides of an issue, not just the liberal side like you do everywhere else.
Hello, you must be me. lol

Most of these libs get their knowledge of Fox second hand, they spout ignorance repeatedly. I have to mute it when the race traitor Colmbs comes on. He's a typical self loathing jew.

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#847852 Jan 26, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Your poll of people that 'love' it is very small.. Also spout that holcomb to the people parked in doctors offices in North Dakota, and Montana.. Also ex-patriots who live and work in the United States.
You ignorant swine!!

Spreading lies that have been debunked many times.

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""As a Canadian living in the United States for the past 17 years, I am frequently asked by Americans and Canadians alike to declare one health care system as the better one.
Often I'll avoid answering, regardless of the questioner's nationality. To choose one or the other system usually translates into a heated discussion of each one's merits, pitfalls, and an intense recitation of commonly cited statistical comparisons of the two systems.
Because if the only way we compared the two systems was with statistics, there is a clear victor. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to dispute the fact that Canada spends less money on health care to get better outcomes.
Yet, the debate rages on. Indeed, it has reached a fever pitch since President Barack Obama took office, with Americans either dreading or hoping for the dawn of a single-payer health care system. Opponents of such a system cite Canada as the best example of what not to do, while proponents laud that very same Canadian system as the answer to all of America's health care problems. Frankly, both sides often get things wrong when trotting out Canada to further their respective arguments.
As America comes to grips with the reality that changes are desperately needed within its health care infrastructure, it might prove useful to first debunk some myths about the Canadian system.
Myth: Taxes in Canada are extremely high, mostly because of national health care.
In actuality, taxes are nearly equal on both sides of the border. Overall, Canada's taxes are slightly higher than those in the U.S. However, Canadians are afforded many benefits for their tax dollars, even beyond health care (e.g., tax credits, family allowance, cheaper higher education), so the end result is a wash. At the end of the day, the average after-tax income of Canadian workers is equal to about 82 percent of their gross pay. In the U.S., that average is 81.9 percent.
Myth: Canada's health care system is a cumbersome bureaucracy.
The U.S. has the most bureaucratic health care system in the world. More than 31 percent of every dollar spent on health care in the U.S. goes to paperwork, overhead, CEO salaries, profits, etc. The provincial single-payer system in Canada operates with just a 1 percent overhead. Think about it. It is not necessary to spend a huge amount of money to decide who gets care and who doesn't when everybody is covered.
Myth: The Canadian system is significantly more expensive than that of the U.S.Ten percent of Canada's GDP is spent on health care for 100 percent of the population. The U.S. spends 17 percent of its GDP but 15 percent of its population has no coverage whatsoever and millions of others have inadequate coverage. In essence, the U.S. system is considerably more expensive than Canada's. Part of the reason for this is uninsured and underinsured people in the U.S. still get sick and eventually seek care. People who cannot afford care wait until advanced stages of an illness to see a doctor and then do so through emergency rooms, which cost considerably more than primary care services.
What the American taxpayer may not realize is that such care costs about $45 billion per year, and someone has to pay it. This is why insurance premiums increase every year for insured patients while co-pays and deductibles also rise rapidly.

Read more: Debunking Canadian health care myths - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_12523427...
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Lincoln

United States

#847854 Jan 26, 2013
Secretary of State Clinton +15

Senate Republican -9
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Benghazi ends up assisting the Democrats

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