Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1550313 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

#865076 Feb 27, 2013
Medicaid and Obamacare

Pragmatism in Florida

IN THE hierarchy of Obamacare haters, Rick Scott, the Republican governor of Florida, ranked near the top. In 2009 the former hospital executive bankrolled ads warning of government-run health care, with horror stories from Canada and Britain. In 2010 Mr Scott campaigned with the promise to scuttle the health law. Florida led states’ efforts to challenge Obamacare in court. When the Supreme Court upheld the law in June, Mr Scott declared,“This is just another burden the federal government has put on American families and small businesses.”

Though conservatives despaired over the ruling, some took comfort in the fact that it gave states the option of rejecting a major part of the law: the expansion of Medicaid, which funds health care for the poor. Given the choice, Mr Scott declared that Florida would opt out of the Medicaid expansion. He even wrote a column titled, "More Medicaid? No Thanks."

So Mr Scott's announcement on February 20th that he would, after all, expand Medicaid is, to say the least, a blow to conservatives.“He has squandered his credibility as an opponent of Obamacare”, wrote Cato’s Michael Cannon, who served on Mr Scott’s gubernatorial transition team. The move is “a huge threat to Florida's financial future”, declared Americans for Prosperity. "Terribly disappointed" is how Erick Erickson summed up his reaction. Conservatives are displeased, but they should not be surprised.

The maths are too obvious to ignore. Mr Scott will expand Medicaid for only three years (he says), when the federal government will cover the full bill. So in 2016, for example, Washington will pump an extra $6.7 billion into Florida’s Medicaid program, 49% more than would've been spent had Florida not expanded the program, while the state's tab will increase by less than 1%.

Florida has 1.3m uninsured adults who will be newly eligible for Medicaid, according to the Urban Institute. Without an expansion, 995,000 would be without insurance, eligible for neither Medicaid nor the subsidies to buy insurance on a federal exchange.(Mr Scott has drawn the line at creating his own health exchange.)“While the federal government is committed to paying 100% of the cost of new people in Medicaid,” Mr Scott explained,“I cannot, in good conscience, deny the uninsured access to care.”

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyiname...

The politics are obvious, too. Barack Obama won Florida in November, and Mr Scott is up for re-election next year. His tea-party inspired governing has so far led to dismal approval ratings, so he has begun to reverse course in some areas.

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Saint Petersburg, FL

#865077 Feb 27, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Hey Jimmy! The staff at the group home letting you use the computer again?
95% of Obama followers are ignorant, the other 5 percent, Obama's rich elite keep you that way.

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Chicopee, MA

#865078 Feb 27, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Only Liberal have to use violence to force their anti-natural, anti-nature, anti-logic, anti-common-sense ideas.
Why does every socialist-communist country take guns away from citizens?
Who's taking guns away cretin? Even conservatives like Antonin Scalia and Ronald Reagan have advocated for regulation. Mitt Romney as Governor signed one of the toughest assault weapons bans into law.
You're an idiot!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#865079 Feb 27, 2013
Rick Scott’s ObamaCare Flip-Flop

Never mind that expanding Medicaid would make those millions of voters dependent on government for their health care, and thus would expand the constituency for more government spending and higher taxes.

http://www.cato.org/blog/rick-scotts-obamacar...

just another big government republican.

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Saint Petersburg, FL

#865080 Feb 27, 2013
Spammer: The act of obnoxiously doing repeated cut-n-paste for attention or in order to disturb others, a deranged dumbass on a forum, running on empty, a moron posting inane crap or delusional spam of no relevance for only their deranged amusement. Definitely liberal.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#865081 Feb 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You don't regret the things you have done. You just regret the things you didn't do when you had the chance.
Since I be votin’ for Obama, my taxes have gone up, my employer stopped offering health insurance and my guns may be taken away. Damn you George Bush
Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.

Robert E. Lee

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Saint Petersburg, FL

#865082 Feb 27, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Who's taking guns away cretin? Even conservatives like Antonin Scalia and Ronald Reagan have advocated for regulation. Mitt Romney as Governor signed one of the toughest assault weapons bans into law.
You're an idiot!
Being challenged in life is inevitable, you being a deranged moron and living on a 'Blue Magnet' preserve is optional. Reagen and Brady were shot by a deranged democrat.

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Saint Petersburg, FL

#865083 Feb 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.
Robert E. Lee
Honesty may be the best policy, but deranged insanity of the old south is your best defense. When posting on Topix, there is a fine line between "what's on your mind" and "You should probably see a therapist about defending your racist past."

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Cway

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#865084 Feb 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The federal government food stamp program, part of the U.S. Dept. or Agriculture, is pleased to currently be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever in our nation's Obama history...
Meanwhile, the U.S. National Park Service, also part of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture, asks us "Please do not feed the animals" as the animals may become dependent on handouts and not learn to take care of themselves. Yes liberals are that stupid.
This is like Herbert Hoover blaming the Great Depression on FDR.

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Cway

United States

#865085 Feb 27, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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Yes because all those useless admin positions in government duplicated over several times are so impeding the Republicans from their agenda. You are a fool
The liberals get dumber everyday with their attempts to blame the Republicans for the mismanagement and utter lack of leadership on the left.
Lack of leadership on the left?

I recall a certain president who launched an unnecessary war by lies, outed a CIA agent and ordered illegal NSA surveilance of the public.

And the GOP Congress that let him off the hook each time.

But tried to impeach Clinton for having sex with an intern.

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Cway

United States

#865086 Feb 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>95% of Obama followers are ignorant, the other 5 percent, Obama's rich elite keep you that way.
Face it. Your guy was a disaster.

He was warned by the CIA six weeks in advance of a brewing terror attack. The August 6, 2001 PDB even mentioned activity which could be interpreted as preparatory for hijackings.

And what did Bush do? NOTHING.

And consequently presided over the worst terror attack in U.S. history.

He launched an unnecessary war by lies.

He outed a CIA agent.

Ordered illegal NSA surveilance of the public.

Left the economy in shambles.

Obama may not be perfect, but he's better than Bush.

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Saint Petersburg, FL

#865087 Feb 27, 2013
Cway wrote:
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This is like Herbert Hoover blaming the Great Depression on FDR.
Mass killings by Democrats or Chicago ghetto style killings from your "culture of violence" are not by someone clinging to their guns and religion or angry old white men.

Why is it that none of the disturbed and hate-filled liberals, who take or steal guns, then go and kill movie-goers and children in schools, has never been identified as a conservative, independent or a NRA member?

Ft. Hood~~~ Nidal Malik Hasan Registered Democrat ~ Muslim

Columbine ~~~ Too young to vote; both families Dylan Klebold's and Eric Harris' parents were registered Democrats and progressive liberals

Virginia Tech ~~~ Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff ~ Registered Democrat

Colorado Theater ~~~ James Holmes Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; liberal

Connecticut School Shooter ~~~ Adam Lanza Registered Democrat; hated Christians; nuculur liberal

Gabrielle Giffords ~~~ Jared Loughner Registered Pelosi fun loving extremist; deranged Democrat

George Zimmerman ~~~ Another deranged gun toting Democrat

Chris Jordan Dorner ~~~ Registered Democrat, Deranged Obama Supporter, Ex-Cop, Ex-Naval Intelligence Officer, Cold Blooded Killer. College buddy James Usera (mentioned in manifesto) said LA COP killer Christopher Dorner 'is' a political Lefty! A HERO by liberals.

Being challenged in life is inevitable, you being a deranged moron and living on a 'Blue Magnet' preserve is optional. Reagan and Brady were shot by a deranged democrat.

Common thread - all of these idiots are deranged Democrats.

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Cway

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#865088 Feb 27, 2013
By the way, I could care less that you Repugs go sprinting for the Judge-Its like the fleet-footed weasels you are.

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Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#865089 Feb 27, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Lack of leadership on the left?
I recall a certain president who launched an unnecessary war by lies, outed a CIA agent and ordered illegal NSA surveilance of the public.
And the GOP Congress that let him off the hook each time.
But tried to impeach Clinton for having sex with an intern.
Lets take a look at just one aspect of your messiahs leadership:

How do we measure the size of the economy?

Typically there's a couple different ways to do it.

One is through nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

GDP is Gross domestic product. For a region, the GDP is "the market value of all the goods and services producted by labor and property located in" the region, usually a country. It equals GNP minus the net inflow of labor and property incomes from abroad.

Government policies do directly affect the GDP in this country.

It's not convincing for Obama to suggest — as he routinely does — that he should be evaluated on the basis of whether the recovery has been better than the recession. Recoveries, by definition, are better than recessions.

So rather than holding Obama responsible for a recession he inherited, or praising him simply because that recession didn't continue perpetually, the fairest measure of his economic stewardship is this one:

How does the Obama recovery compare to other recoveries from similar downturns across the decades?

On that basis, the Obama recovery can only be graded as a tremendous failure — as it has produced the worst rate of economic growth of any recovery in the past 65 years.

Over that span, we've had 10 previous recessions and 10 previous recoveries. According to the federal government's own Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), average real (inflation-adjusted) GDP growth in the first three years after those recessions was 4.6%.
During the Obama recovery (which began three years ago, in July 2009), average real GDP growth has been just 2.2%— less than half the historical norm. Of the past 11 recoveries, the Obama recovery has been the worst.

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Saint Petersburg, FL

#865090 Feb 27, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Face it. Your guy was a disaster.
He was warned by the CIA six weeks in advance of a brewing terror attack. The August 6, 2001 PDB even mentioned activity which could be interpreted as preparatory for hijackings.
And what did Bush do? NOTHING.
And consequently presided over the worst terror attack in U.S. history.
He launched an unnecessary war by lies.
He outed a CIA agent.
Ordered illegal NSA surveilance of the public.
Left the economy in shambles.
Obama may not be perfect, but he's better than Bush.
Those who wish to sing...always find a worthless song you moron.

Perhaps a road show president obama, complete with carnival barkers, shooting deranged fish in a barrel, and you, an obnoxious rooftop clown?

A rumor goes in your ear, then out of your mouth. You are a deranged idiot, a Polly Parrot.

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Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#865091 Feb 27, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Face it. Your guy was a disaster.
He was warned by the CIA six weeks in advance of a brewing terror attack. The August 6, 2001 PDB even mentioned activity which could be interpreted as preparatory for hijackings.
And what did Bush do? NOTHING.
And consequently presided over the worst terror attack in U.S. history.
He launched an unnecessary war by lies.
He outed a CIA agent.
Ordered illegal NSA surveilance of the public.
Left the economy in shambles.
Obama may not be perfect, but he's better than Bush.
Best-selling author Gerald Posner says much of the blame for 9/11 and the U.S. government’s negligence falls squarely on the shoulders of Bill Clinton and his administration.

In a stunning revelation made in his just released “Why America Slept: the Failure to Prevent 9/11”– Posner asserts the disaster of Sept. 11 could have been prevented and that President Clinton passed on more than one opportunity to arrest or kill Osama bin Laden.

Posner describes one incident in 1996 when Clinton passed on an easy opportunity to nab bin Laden.

“When bin Laden leaves the Sudan on a chartered commercial airliner with 150 of his top aides and his family, he goes to Qatar to refuel on his way to Pakistan,” Posner recounted to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night.

Posner continued:“And Qatar, being an ally of the U.S. calls up and says ‘what should we do with this guy?’

“And the word comes back from the top of the [Clinton] administration ‘let him land and proceed on to Pakistan.’”

Posner’s revelations come on top of one previously reported on NewsMax.com - that Clinton himself admitted he turned down an offer by Sudanese authorities to have bin Laden extradited in 1996.

But Posner’s revelations show just how close U.S. authorities came to capturing bin Laden – but was allowed to go free and implement a worldwide terror spree.

“Why America Slept” paints a picture of gross negligence from the Clinton administration.

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/...

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Satellite Beach, FL

#865092 Feb 27, 2013
Cway wrote:
By the way, I could care less that you Repugs go sprinting for the Judge-Its like the fleet-footed weasels you are.
If you really didn't care you would not have wasted the effort to post. However just as your messiah, you speak out of both sides of your mouth .. neither uttering the truth.

HAHAHA

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Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#865093 Feb 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Mass killings by Democrats or Chicago ghetto style killings from your "culture of violence" are not by someone clinging to their guns and religion or angry old white men.
Why is it that none of the disturbed and hate-filled liberals, who take or steal guns, then go and kill movie-goers and children in schools, has never been identified as a conservative, independent or a NRA member?
Ft. Hood~~~ Nidal Malik Hasan Registered Democrat ~ Muslim
Columbine ~~~ Too young to vote; both families Dylan Klebold's and Eric Harris' parents were registered Democrats and progressive liberals
Virginia Tech ~~~ Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff ~ Registered Democrat
Colorado Theater ~~~ James Holmes Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; liberal
Connecticut School Shooter ~~~ Adam Lanza Registered Democrat; hated Christians; nuculur liberal
Gabrielle Giffords ~~~ Jared Loughner Registered Pelosi fun loving extremist; deranged Democrat
George Zimmerman ~~~ Another deranged gun toting Democrat
Chris Jordan Dorner ~~~ Registered Democrat, Deranged Obama Supporter, Ex-Cop, Ex-Naval Intelligence Officer, Cold Blooded Killer. College buddy James Usera (mentioned in manifesto) said LA COP killer Christopher Dorner 'is' a political Lefty! A HERO by liberals.
Being challenged in life is inevitable, you being a deranged moron and living on a 'Blue Magnet' preserve is optional. Reagan and Brady were shot by a deranged democrat.
Common thread - all of these idiots are deranged Democrats.
Tim McVeigh, the deranged conservative hero from the right killed more innocent people than all these put together. There are at least 5 right wing morons on this site as crazy as McVeigh, you're one of them waxturd.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#865096 Feb 27, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Tim McVeigh, the deranged conservative hero from the right killed more innocent people than all these put together. There are at least 5 right wing morons on this site as crazy as McVeigh, you're one of them waxturd.
Looking for friends with the same mental disorder as you Tim McVeigh...priceless!
Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#865097 Feb 27, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Tim McVeigh, the deranged conservative hero from the right killed more innocent people than all these put together. There are at least 5 right wing morons on this site as crazy as McVeigh, you're one of them waxturd.
Ft. Hood shooter - Registered Democrat – Muslim

Columbine shooters - Too young to vote but both families were registered
Democrats and progressive liberals.

Virginia Tech shooter - Registered Democrat - Wrote hate mail to President
Bush and to his staff.

Colorado Theater shooter - Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama
campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal.

Connecticut School Shooter - Registered Democrat; hated Christians.

Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ shooter – Leftist, registered Democrat.

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