Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232300 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870541 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Republicans wonder why are declining.
The main stumbling blocks in the budget negotiations have Obama wanting to cut some loopholes from big Corporations & the wealthy while Republicans want to cut Social Security & Medicare.
Graham said it best. He was willing to accept some new revenues if Obama can accept cuts in entitlements.
Obama's idea of a "cut in entitlements" will be to charge higher Medicare premiums.
Nuculur octopussy

Pompano Beach, FL

#870542 Mar 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Spoken like the habitual liar and drunk we all know you as!!
You're using the same proxy locsations for many of your sockpupppets, that's the one you're using today for 'dem idiots'.
My gawd, you really think everyone is as stupid as you??
Not likely!! Most of us lead normal lives, not ones they created on the internet to compensate for your lonliness.
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Spoken like the habitual liar and drunk we all know you as!! LOL

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870543 Mar 8, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> When I asked her what she was going to tax to raise the enormous amounts of money it would take to pay for she couldn't tell me. Libtard pie in the sky feel good bullshit!! Obamacare will cost at least $700 lion just to pay the insurance premium starting next year. Where the hell is that coming from? there is not enough money in the country to pay for it. By 2025 SSI and Medicare will use up every tax dollar the federal government collects. That doesn't include Obamacare. Where is the money coming from to pay for the rest of the government?
Here is what a group in PA that is pushing single payer has online.

http://www.healthcare4allpa.org/documents/Sin...

They look at the savings for both corporations & individuals & suggest a funding plan.

Flacktard should perhaps STFU & look up stuff & become better informed.

There are other sites pushing for this that have estimates & methods as well as the nay sayers.

Basically, single payer ends the insurance company overhead costs& profits & uses bulk purchasing power.

Currently it costs $18K a year for health insurance (paid by my company) for the two of us plus out of pocket expenses (paid by me).

If our income was $100K, according to the link in PA, my company would pay $10K & I would pay $3K.(Corp wage tax of 10% & Individual wage tax of 3%). That far less that the $20K that is spend now.

Perhaps if you flacktards would so some research instead of running screaming through the streets flailing your arms about, you would discover single payer actually would work much more cost effectively than what we do now.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870544 Mar 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
And you're one of the idiots who refuses to raise taxes on Corporations and CEO's!
For years you blame our ills on the poor, the 47%.
Now you change it to blame the rich, who you've defended for years, and the ones who Bush bailed out with TARP.
You're too stupid to keep your arguments straight!!
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The US already has the highest corporate income tax rate in the world, a big reason that investment moves overseas.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#870545 Mar 8, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong nitwit! We're proud to be liberals. The best statement comes from John F. Kennedy;
“If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal", then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.”
Yes you vomitous cretin taxes are revenue, their the price we pay for living in a civilized society. They pay for safe roads and bridges, clean air and water, safe food and drugs and law enforcement .
What's wasteful spending moron? The aforementioned safe roads bridges clean air, water, food, drugs and public saf
You're an idiot Jimmy!
As I read this, I can just imagine you wearing nothing but military boots and carrying a Communist Flag, marching in the middle of the day down the street like you are in a parade.

You really don't have a clue with your limited wisdom.

But spam on, man. It's your right.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#870546 Mar 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt is opposed to all bailouts, Government Motors as well as Wall Street.
So is Shovel. Now what?
Nuculur octopussy

Pompano Beach, FL

#870547 Mar 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Brennan was confirmed. Paul lost!! A mere 13 hours!! What a little runt he is!!
Paul accomplished nothing other than making himself the enemy within his own Party!!
The Republiclown Party is having a Civil War within, and Paul will be the first casualty!!
I'm lovin' it!!
The Democlown Party is having a Civil War within, and you already are a confirmed casualty. LOL
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870548 Mar 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Another indication that progress is being made was found in the recent presidential election in the United States. The American people revealed great maturity by overwhelmingly rejecting a presidential candidate who had become identified with extremism, racism, and retrogression. The voters of our nation rendered a telling blow to the radical right. They defeated those elements in our society which seek to pit white against Negro and lead the nation down a dangerous Fascist path.
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/...
so was LBJ part of the radical right?
and the democrats in the South that you of speak were conservatives.
And what followed the 1964 election?
Nuculur octopussy

Pompano Beach, FL

#870549 Mar 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Only if he accepts Medicare.
You fraud!!
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Only if Medicare could accept you, you fraud!! LOL

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#870550 Mar 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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700 lions? Will they all fit on one plane?
$700 billion numbnuts! You're getting as bad as Melvin.
THE POPE

Zagreb, Croatia

#870551 Mar 8, 2013
The Slayer wrote:
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Rand Paul is a wonderful leader.
AT SOME POINT, THE POPE ASSUMES YOU PEOPLE GONNA GETTA TIRED OF BEIN' LABELLED AS STUPID. OR MAYBE NOT. YOUR WHOLE LIFE PEOPLE BEEN LAUGHIN' AT YOU, DERIDIN' YOU, MAKIN' YOU FEEL ASHAMED SO NOW ITTA JUST HABIT. IF A BUNNY RABBIT SHOWED UP WITH A HELICOPTER HAT ANNA TASSELS ON HIS NIPPLES YOU'D GO MARCHIN' OFF, SINGIN', HAIL TO THE CHIEF. ITSA TOO HARD TO TALK TO YOU FOLKS CAUSE WHAT FORMED YOU IS THE PRIMAL URGE TO REJECT ANY ARGUMENT, EVEN YOUR OWN, SHOULD SOMEONE WHO YOU PERCEIVE MADE FUN OF YOU OR BELITTLED YOU EARLIER WERE TO MAKE IT. YOU DON'T REJECT ARGUMENTS ON THEIR MERITS, YOU REJECT THEM IF THEY ARE MADE BY SOMEONE WHO IS NOT PART OF YOUR CLUB. RAND PAUL IS A CLOWN. BUT YOU A CLOWN TOO SO IT MAKES SENSE. EVEN HIS NAME IS FUNNY. YOU GOTTA YOUR RAND'S, YOU GOTTA YOU, NEWT'S, YOU GOTTA YOU RUSH'S, YOU GOTTA YOU REINCE'S, YOU GOTTA YOU WILLARD'S. YOU FUNNY PEOPLE. PEOPLE ALWAYS BEEN MAKIN' FUN OF YOU SO NOW YOU GONNA SHOW 'EM YOU STUFF! GO GET 'EM GLADYS.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#870552 Mar 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Can you buy votes with telemarketers asking for campaign contributions from India?
I don't understand your utter contempt for the American workers.
Can you buy votes with teleprompters? Obviously, Obama did.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870553 Mar 8, 2013
carol wrote:
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Actually, no, they weren't. The Southern Bloc of Democrats were the most powerful bloc in Washington who voted against civil rights legislation up until and including the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
You can do the "liberal shuffle" all you want and try to deny PBS isn't a credible source and even liberal-leaning, but this is what they reported about the KKK in the South:
"Racist activity in the South often took the form of riots that targeted blacks and Republicans."
If you keep reading the article, they also wrote this:
"Across the South, the Klan and other terrorist groups used brutal violence to intimidate Republican voters."
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/fe...
You apparently aren't old enough to know this part of history.
Or you're so far in denial, you'll believe just about anything you're told to believe.
I hope it's the former.
Carol, for the umpteenth time.

Look at the vote for the Civil Rights At of 1964.

You will find that Republicans & Democrats outside the Southern Block voted yes & Republicans & Democrats from the Southen Block voted no.

It was regional.

If it was party, then why didn't the Democrats outside the South vote against it.
carol

Orlando, FL

#870554 Mar 8, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>I think you're a bit confused as to what constitutes a 'problem'. Without taxation, there would be no infrastructure, no civil security, and no military. Without unions, children under 16 would still be working 12 hour days at 3 cents an hour. Without regulations, we'd have a few hundred years until we're extinct from the amount of toxicity we've created as a species.
My particular 'problem' with financial securities firms, mucking around in the banking system as if it was the petty cash box, is the obvious one: they've 'threatened' to crash our economy for their personal gain, and we bailed them out as 'too big to fail', thus granting them the privilege of socializing risk, while privatizing profit. This is not capitalism. It is greed, oligarchy, and government pandering. And it's fatal to a Republic.
JMO
No one is trying to avoid taxes. In fact, it's only the republicans talking about tax reform, fairness across the board and closing loopholes. The Democrats just keep wanting to raise them to pay for more government waste, fraud and duplication.

There have been laws on the books for decades protecting children and everyone else from abuses in the work force.

Unions did their job. Now they've become leeches.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870555 Mar 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The US already has the highest corporate income tax rate in the world, a big reason that investment moves overseas.
Where does the US rank on the VAT tax?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870556 Mar 8, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> When I asked her what she was going to tax to raise the enormous amounts of money it would take to pay for she couldn't tell me. Libtard pie in the sky feel good bullshit!! Obamacare will cost at least $700 lion just to pay the insurance premium starting next year. Where the hell is that coming from? there is not enough money in the country to pay for it. By 2025 SSI and Medicare will use up every tax dollar the federal government collects. That doesn't include Obamacare. Where is the money coming from to pay for the rest of the government?
Cost would be in the range of 15% to 20% of all personal income.

That's what current employee benefits are worth.

Try to eat that tax bill!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#870557 Mar 8, 2013
Here's Carol with her revisionist views of history again.

Carol hides her ugly racism behind lies.

The simple answer for which Party represents minorities best, look at exit polls.

Democrats won in every ethnic group, balcks and hispanics by huge majorities. Asians, too.

But Carol loves to peddle her juvenile bullshit.

Fact is, the parties switched, led by Texan LBJ.

Most of the bigots in the south switched to Republiclown after the Civil Rights era.

Including Ronald Reagan, Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, etc.

But carry on with your nonsense. Maybe it will help Rmoney win!!

HAHAHAHA
carol wrote:
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MLK risked his life fighting injustices and racism perpetrated by Democrats in the South. You may not like that part of your party's history, but if MLK were a Democrat in the Deep South in the 1960s, it wouldn't make sense.
According to his own words, he was neither a Democrat or a Republican as he "did not want to be inextricably bound to either party."
So I agree with you that he was not a Republican.
It was Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (D), however, who gave the FBI authroization to wiretap his phones. He and President John F. Kennedy were both wary of King's association to a New York lawyer involved with the Communist Party USA.
Then again, MLK also happened to like JFK.
So there you go.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870558 Mar 8, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong nitwit! We're proud to be liberals. The best statement comes from John F. Kennedy;
“If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal", then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.”
Yes you vomitous cretin taxes are revenue, their the price we pay for living in a civilized society. They pay for safe roads and bridges, clean air and water, safe food and drugs and law enforcement .
What's wasteful spending moron? The aforementioned safe roads bridges clean air, water, food, drugs and public saf
You're an idiot Jimmy!
The Democrat Party of 2013 is a Fascist party, not a liberal party.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#870559 Mar 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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700 lions? Will they all fit on one plane?
no, but there is probably another place they'd fit, right next to the ambulance chaser, the illegal alien with the leaf blower attachment and those probes you obsess about.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870560 Mar 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Can you buy votes with telemarketers asking for campaign contributions from India?
I don't understand your utter contempt for the American workers.
Indian telemarketers often speak better English than telemarketers based in the US.

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