Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251709 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#851145 Jan 31, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Are you defending menendez? Do you make a habit if defending supposed child molesters?
hey! from what i know Rush doesn't like boys!

see how that works?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#851146 Jan 31, 2013
History 101 wrote:
I mean, seriously people...we have a president who clearly covered up a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 to win an election.
Hillary told Greta they KNEW there was danger in Benghazi long before the attack as well as the weapons that were used in the attack that a "mob" couldn't have gotten their hands on.
They "knew" this "before" the attack.
Yet this president sent the UN Amabassador to tell every liberal news outlet it was a video-spurred mob attack and stood in front of the UN himself 2 weeks later stating the same thing.
Are some of you illiterate and just can't read the signs?
If Obama had been hammered by a press doing its job instead of cheerleading, there is no way in hades he would have been elected for a second term.
Bah, non story, Libya is a dangerous place, who'd a thunk it? Fox News hype machine in overdrive.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#851147 Jan 31, 2013
Elections Have Consequences

The reaction to ObamaCare from U.S. small businesses has been mixed. Some entrepreneurs have expressed support for system changes, while others are indifferent, saying they won’t be affected. Meanwhile, some say they’ll be cutting headcount to avoid increased fees related to the new health-care policy.

And one entrepreneur in Utah is taking it one step further, and first laying off the workers who voted for President Obama.

Terry Lee, owner of Terry Lee Forensics, laid off two workers due to rising costs from the Affordable Care Act, and said he chose them due to their support for the president. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Lee let the two workers go because he “just knew” they were fans of the president, but acknowledged there were other issues with the former employees as well.

Utah is an “at-will” state, meaning both employers and workers can terminate their relationship with one another at any time without cause, unless otherwise stated. Political affiliation is not a protected class in the state, the Tribune reported.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#851150 Jan 31, 2013
In other news on the health-care policy front, Whole Foods Market co-CEO John Mackey regrets his recent comments that compared ObamaCare to fascism. Mackey released a statement to clear up his take on the matter.

“I made a poor word choice to describe our health-care system, which I definitely regret. The term fascism today stirs up too much negative emotion with its horrific associations in the 20th century. While I'm speaking as someone who works hard to offer health-care benefits to more than 73,000 team members, who actually vote on their overall benefits packages, I am very concerned about the uninsured and those with preexisting conditions,” Mackey wrote.

He said the U.S. should take a lesson on health-care policy from Switzerland.

“I believe that, if the goal is universal health care, our country would be far better served by combining free enterprise capitalism with a strong governmental safety net for our poorest citizens and those with preexisting conditions, helping everyone to be able to buy insurance. This is what Switzerland does and I think we would be much better off copying that system than where we are currently headed in the United States.

“This alternative allows individuals and businesses to innovate and develop customized solutions to health care where a ‘one size fits all approach’ fails. Creativity and progress are stifled when government regulations dictate the parameters of what health-care plans can be offered. Creative businesses, and the people who work them, can make something that has value for all stakeholders,” he said in the statement.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#851151 Jan 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Jane shared some photos of her childhood; that's her sitting on her mothers lap, poor thing, now I get it:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22711...
I'm afraid that's gonna need some major make up today? At least a gallon or so. While her inside is even worse off.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851154 Jan 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
reliable sources have to be reliable in the eyes of more than just those who visit the site.
history 101.....
Is the Daily Caller reporter's interruption of the president of the United States a sign of the deterioration of civility, the deterioration of the media in general, or the deterioration of respect for the office of the presidency?
All three of them, unfortunately. A reporter for the conservative website interrupted the president while he was giving a statement at the White House about immigration. The reporter, identified as Neil Munro, asked Obama why his policy favored "foreigners over American workers."
Where to start, with the infractions committed here? First of all, that's not really a question. It's an advocacy statement,
... blah... blah... blah... more ducking and dodging misinformation bullshit... blah... blah... blah...
truth for the reader. The motive was all about being aggressive and obnoxious for its own self-promoting sake.
Many people, in our increasingly ill-mannered world, have simply lost the ability to distinguish between speaking truth to power and just being a jerk. And unfortunately, being rude and being a jerk gets a lot of people attention in the media. The fact that the perpetrators are benefiting from negative attention doesn't even seem to bother them, and that's even more pathetic.
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/susan-mil...
Unless, the pollicy favors foreign workers over American workers.
let's see....
We forgive criminal activity and allow foreigners to work while at the same time we pay Americans to not do the work they are here doinog.
The key word is "workers".
Yes, it is a legitimate question. The Obama promoted policy favors foreign workers over American workers.
What was Obama's answer?
Probably something like the ludicrous phony party line mantra you post here.
Unless Obama dodged and danced like a New Orleans street tap dancer to avoid answering that question.
Speaking of which....
I do believe Mrs. Tourette would like to know the answer to the first question. How about you helping her out and answering these questions:
Obviously, someone using the authority of the president issued orders to the AC-130 and Force Recon units to ignore their default orders and hang the Americans in Benghazi out to dry while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on real-time video.
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American embassy security detatchment in Benghazi while the real time video was being watched in the White House, and orders came from the White House for the AC-130s and the Force Recon Marine units to ignore their default orders to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya?
(Thus, who in the White House gave the order for the Americans to be hung out to dry in Libya while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on the real time video; and why did Obama lie for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda terrorist attack on the United States when the real time video of the 7-hour battle that was watched in the White House proved the Obama explanation an obvious lie?)
And;
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
So far, nobody on Earth has answered these questions.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#851155 Jan 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Liar, they encouraged him to stay as long as he voted with the status quo, you're such a liar.
Larry Craig, a married US congressman was arrested in an airport mens room for seeking stranger sex. He plead no contest hoping that the matter would disappear quickly.

Menendez is unmarried and probably guilty of accepting favors from his friend Dr Melgen who is the target of a Medicare fraud investigation. BTW Menendez reimbursed the Dr for the flights and whatever else brought the total to $58,000.

Until the mysterious tipster fills in some of the banks there's no story except maybe in the Miami Herald which jumps on any rumor involving a well known Cuban.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#851156 Jan 31, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi, Jane!
Fk any hobos today?
Come on dem you know how excitable she gets with any possibility.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#851157 Jan 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i wonder if Menendez called before he went to the DR to see where to get the action.
Is sonicfilter defending a pedophile just because the pedophile is a Democrat member of the U.S. Senate?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851158 Jan 31, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>What is DBWriter?
Can I have rightwing hysteria for 1,000?
I checked everyone's homework, and I see you still haven't answered these questions.
I do believe Mrs. Tourette would like to know the answer to the first question. How about you helping her out and answering these questions:

Obviously, someone using the authority of the president issued orders to the AC-130 and Force Recon units to ignore their default orders and hang the Americans in Benghazi out to dry while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on real-time video.

Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American embassy security detatchment in Benghazi while the real time video was being watched in the White House, and orders came from the White House for the AC-130s and the Force Recon Marine units to ignore their default orders to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya?
(Thus, who in the White House gave the order for the Americans to be hung out to dry in Libya while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on the real time video; and why did Obama lie for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda terrorist attack on the United States when the real time video of the 7-hour battle that was watched in the White House proved the Obama explanation an obvious lie?)

And;

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

So far, nobody on Earth has answered these questions.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#851159 Jan 31, 2013
Menendez will soon be the next Vince Foster.

Or maybe just the next Robert Torricelli if he is lucky and can't implicate anybody else.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851160 Jan 31, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't answer questions from midget imbeciles.
Buy a book.
You don't answer questions your party line dupe indoctrination instructed you to dodge and pretend wasn't asked.

Obviously, someone using the authority of the president issued orders to the AC-130 and Force Recon units to ignore their default orders and hang the Americans in Benghazi out to dry while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on real-time video.

Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American embassy security detatchment in Benghazi while the real time video was being watched in the White House, and orders came from the White House for the AC-130s and the Force Recon Marine units to ignore their default orders to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya?
(Thus, who in the White House gave the order for the Americans to be hung out to dry in Libya while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on the real time video; and why did Obama lie for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda terrorist attack on the United States when the real time video of the 7-hour battle that was watched in the White House proved the Obama explanation an obvious lie?)

And;

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

So far, nobody on Earth has answered these questions.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#851161 Jan 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>

And on what planet is it OK to interrupt the president of the United States? This is not aggressive journalism. It's bad manners and representative of egregiously low respect not only for the president but the office of the presidency.
Obama is not King of the US and has himself destroyed respect for the office that he occupies.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#851162 Jan 31, 2013
MIDLAND CITY, Ala.-- A standoff in rural Alabama went into a second full day as police surrounded an underground bunker where authorities said a retired truck driver was holding a 5-year-old hostage he grabbed off a school bus after shooting the driver dead.

The gunman, identified by neighbors as Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a shotgun.

My bulldogs got loose and went over there," Patricia Smith said. "The children went to get them. He threatened to shoot them if they came back."

"He's very paranoid," her husband said. "He goes around in his yard at night with a flashlight and shotgun."

Another neighbor, Ronda Wilbur, said Dykes beat her 120-pound dog with a lead pipe for coming onto his side of the dirt road. The dog died a week later.

"He said his only regret was he didn't beat him to death all the way," Wilbur said. "If a man can kill a dog, and beat it with a lead pipe and brag about it, it's nothing until it's going to be people."

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/31/3209707...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851163 Jan 31, 2013
dem wrote:
Given the lack of real political drama, the thing I'm most interested in seeing is whether Canadian-born chickenhawk Sen. Ted "Calgary" Cruz (R-TX) has the courage to once again question Hagel's patriotism to his face. As you might remember, over the weekend Cruz said Hagel was against the U.S. military despite the fact that Hagel is a decorated Vietnam veteran and that Cruz has never served a day of his life in the armed forces.
On what basis did Cruz make that statement?
Was that information included in your party line dupe indoctrination session?

You do know that we now have a person the entire world knows as a lying treasonous fraud as Secretary of State, right? So, anything is possible.

On what basis did Cruz make the judgement that Hagel was not an appropriate choice for Secretary of Defense?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#851166 Jan 31, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I read, and reread the post, and I just can't find a reference to an election in it. Perhaps you have a problem reading and comprehending the written English language.
Here's the post again:
Obviously, someone using the authority of the president issued orders to the AC-130 and Force Recon units to ignore their default orders and hang the Americans in Benghazi out to dry while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on real-time video.
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American embassy security detatchment in Benghazi while the real time video was being watched in the White House, and orders came from the White House for the AC-130s and the Force Recon Marine units to ignore their default orders to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya?
(Thus, who in the White House gave the order for the Americans to be hung out to dry in Libya while the White House watched Al Qaeda kill them on the real time video; and why did Obama lie for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda terrorist attack on the United States when the real time video of the 7-hour battle that was watched in the White House proved the Obama explanation an obvious lie?)
And;
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
So far, nobody on Earth has answered these questions.
is this automated spam? i though that was against the Topix TOS!
Rejected SurpriZe

Pompano Beach, FL

#851167 Jan 31, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
The floriduh jewtard is still alive.
racistlowlifebottomfeederwelfa rerecipientfckfaceforsure say what? LOL

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851168 Jan 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Menendez will soon be the next Vince Foster.
Or maybe just the next Robert Torricelli if he is lucky and can't implicate anybody else.
Nah. They blew Vincent Foster's head off because he and Hillary were conspiring to just let Bill Clinton continue to blow himself out of the water (by looking like an idiot, which caused the record setting disaster for the Democrats in the mid-term election of 1994 when the sitting Democrat Speaker of the House couldn't even win his own district... in a state like Washington, for pete's sake), let the Republicans take the '96 election, then Hillary and Foster would be the team to take control of the Democratic Party and put themselves in power in 2000.
Well, the Democrats didn't like that idea very much... obviously.
Lo, and behold, like hitting a switch, Hillary changes from a mouth louder than Rosie O'Donnel to the perfect church mouse-like First Lady overnight, exactly coincident with them blowing Vincent Foster's head off.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#851169 Jan 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Jane shared some photos of her childhood; that's her sitting on her mothers lap, poor thing, now I get it:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22711...
lily has photos of her own childhood, but since they're all pornographic, they can't be shown here.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#851170 Jan 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
In other news on the health-care policy front, Whole Foods Market co-CEO John Mackey regrets his recent comments that compared ObamaCare to fascism. Mackey released a statement to clear up his take on the matter.
“I made a poor word choice to describe our health-care system, which I definitely regret. The term fascism today stirs up too much negative emotion with its horrific associations in the 20th century. While I'm speaking as someone who works hard to offer health-care benefits to more than 73,000 team members, who actually vote on their overall benefits packages, I am very concerned about the uninsured and those with preexisting conditions,” Mackey wrote.
He said the U.S. should take a lesson on health-care policy from Switzerland.
“I believe that, if the goal is universal health care, our country would be far better served by combining free enterprise capitalism with a strong governmental safety net for our poorest citizens and those with preexisting conditions, helping everyone to be able to buy insurance. This is what Switzerland does and I think we would be much better off copying that system than where we are currently headed in the United States.
“This alternative allows individuals and businesses to innovate and develop customized solutions to health care where a ‘one size fits all approach’ fails. Creativity and progress are stifled when government regulations dictate the parameters of what health-care plans can be offered. Creative businesses, and the people who work them, can make something that has value for all stakeholders,” he said in the statement.
The problem with all these interesting alternatives is that no one was introducing them as potential policy preferring more of the same including fat executive salaries/bonuses, fat sales commissions all while cherry picking customers.

Mackey, who's most loyal customers are left leaning treehugger types with the taste for $7 per lb free range chicken damaged his company's value with that stupid remark.

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