Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278824 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

Fishers, IN

#892245 Apr 24, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Why do you like a politician telling you how to live, what to eat, how much to drink, what to drive, etc?
Why do you like to be a slave?
Conservatives only want freedom.
But you Liberals have no clue what we meant by freedom nor care to know until you loose it then it will be too late.
freedom? conservatives?

If conservatism is the ideology of freedom, how come they’re the ones who are always trying to control other people’s sexuality? Why are conservatives always telling us whom we can sleep with and what we can do in bed, even including whether we can use birth control?

If conservatism is the ideology of freedom, how come they’re the ones who are always trying to make sure that the state takes control of women’s bodies, denying them reproductive choice and freedom?

If conservatism is the ideology of freedom, how come they’re the ones who are always trying to tell us who we can marry? How come they believe that the state – which they always seem to hate, except when it is at war – should be able to make that most personal decision for us?

http://www.regressiveantidote.net/Articles/If...

read the rest. it's a long list.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892247 Apr 24, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> There is nothing to figure out. there are a lot of stupid people in this country that will vote against their best interests. A lot of people, both times, voted for him because he is black. They didn't listen to a word he said. They just wanted to vote for the black man. don't expect that to happen again. The novelty has worn off.
why is it you folks are in denial of the fact that your own policies sunk your ship? plus that fact that you've had no one that qualifies as a national leader show up on the stage since Bush handed Obama the WH in 2008.

until you own up to those facts...you'll need to keep making excuses.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#892249 Apr 24, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yup, that's right buster; every box of bullets you buy is being recorded. Better watch it. Oh, and those videos you bought? They've got that too, fireworks? Got it.
lily loves fascism and lying. Watch her start whining when they record who buys alcohol at 8AM when the liquor store opens.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#892250 Apr 24, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Racist. You're insane if you think anyone votes because of race. That's so absolutely insane. We voted because of the message of the Democratic Party, we will vote in huge numbers again, for Hillary, then you can say we voted just because she's a woman.
You rightwingers can't face the reality that your party has no message for the American people.
And spare me the comeback that you're not a racist or a rightwinger.
How's the weather on the Moon today, lily?

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892251 Apr 24, 2013
Republican-controlled legislatures in several states have passed or introduced bills that would prohibit state-run health insurance exchanges from covering abortion in any of their plans. But Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims (D) attempted to halt such a bill in his state on Tuesday with a scathing speech about freedom and personal responsibility.

"This legislation is about advancing an ideology of oppression and suppression, even if such a plan means ignoring the oath of office that each of us swore," Sims told his colleagues during a floor debate in the House of Representatives. "As a reminder, Mr. Speaker, I do believe this has been forgotten entirely by many of my colleagues today: Each of us put our hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. We did not place our hands on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/bria...

"I'm not sure how I find myself in this room of all rooms as one of the men who respects women the most, but as is so often the case, I see that respect for the person and personal responsibility is clearly more of a slogan than a reality. For these reasons, as well as those given by my colleagues, I ask that members vote no on House Bill 881 and reaffirm the constitution, the freedom of marketplace, and freedom from an oppressive legislature."

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World Champion

Brooklyn, NY

#892252 Apr 24, 2013
Kobe Bryant + Oprah Windfarts = Fred Sanford

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#892253 Apr 24, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Another lie that the right wing likes to trot out.
One of the principal myths surrounding medical malpractice is its effect on overall health care costs. Medical malpractice is actually a tiny percentage of health care costs, in part because medical malpractice claims are far less frequent than many people believe.
In 2004, the CBO calculated malpractice costs amounted to “less than 2 percent of overall health care spending. Thus, even a reduction of 25 percent to 30 percent in malpractice costs would lower health care costs by only about 0.4 percent to 0.5 percent, and the likely effect on health insurance premiums would be comparably small.” i
Five years later, the CBO revisited the issue of medical negligence costs. This time, they attempted to account for the indirect costs of medical negligence, mainly the idea that doctors order extra tests to avoid liability. Again, the CBO found that tort reform would only save 0.5 percent of all health care costs.
Other authorities have also found that the direct costs associated with medical negligence are a tiny fraction of health care costs. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the total amount of money spent defending claims and compensating victims of medical negligence in 2010 was $5.8 billion, or just 0.3 percent of the $2.6 trillion spent on health care in the U.S. that same year.
www.justice.org ›...› Newsroom › Issue Resources › Medical Negligence
What you and everyone else never figures in is the cost of all the tests and procedures that doctors feel necessary to keep from getting sued,

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#892254 Apr 24, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> There is nothing to figure out. there are a lot of stupid people in this country that will vote against their best interests. A lot of people, both times, voted for him because he is black. They didn't listen to a word he said. They just wanted to vote for the black man. don't expect that to happen again. The novelty has worn off.
And for each of those there are lots that would never vote for a black man.

After the Republicans took the White House in Jan of 2001 with a surplus & left with doubling the debt, the worst recession in 80 years and two quagmire wars, you say the stiupid peoplewere the ones not voting Republican?

Really?

You can make up all the false reasons you want. The Republicans lost the White House in 2000 because the Republicans sucked. Period.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#892257 Apr 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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why is it you folks are in denial of the fact that your own policies sunk your ship? plus that fact that you've had no one that qualifies as a national leader show up on the stage since Bush handed Obama the WH in 2008.
until you own up to those facts...you'll need to keep making excuses.
The office of president has swung back and forth since day one, nut hag.

As a matter of fact, between the time your Bozo Obama took office and since when the Democrats sent 50,000+ of our kids to die in Vietnam for a war that had no impact on our national security, where the Democrats lied about the Gulf of Tonkin event:

Republicans won eight of the last eleven elections.

As far as Congress goes, prior to when the Democrats started morphing into radical Socialists, Democrats held Congress basically from WWII up until 1992, so you had your strong period there which is now gone. Hence you lie and so does your corrupt media since you have to in order to win now.

Sunk ship?

You are a nut hag.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#892258 Apr 24, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Racist. You're insane if you think anyone votes because of race. That's so absolutely insane. We voted because of the message of the Democratic Party, we will vote in huge numbers again, for Hillary, then you can say we voted just because she's a woman.
You rightwingers can't face the reality that your party has no message for the American people.
And spare me the comeback that you're not a racist or a rightwinger.
deny it all you want. It's true. Oh and I'm not a rightwinger (whatever that is) or racist.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#892262 Apr 24, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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The office of president has swung back and forth since day one, nut hag.
As a matter of fact, between the time your Bozo Obama took office and since when the Democrats sent 50,000+ of our kids to die in Vietnam for a war that had no impact on our national security, where the Democrats lied about the Gulf of Tonkin event:
Republicans won eight of the last eleven elections.
As far as Congress goes, prior to when the Democrats started morphing into radical Socialists, Democrats held Congress basically from WWII up until 1992, so you had your strong period there which is now gone. Hence you lie and so does your corrupt media since you have to in order to win now.
Sunk ship?
You are a nut hag.
i find it very revealing that you can't talk about the Republican follies of the last 12 years. and that you can't talk about the future of the Republican party.

the last 12 years sunk the ship, and there is no future for the regressive Party that anyone who doesn't watch FOX(most of us) can see.
dem

United States

#892263 Apr 24, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>deny it all you want. It's true. Oh and I'm not a rightwinger (whatever that is) or racist.
You're a funny tea bagger.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#892264 Apr 24, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> deny it all you want. It's true. Oh and I'm not a rightwinger (whatever that is) or racist.
Only a racist would say that people voted for President Obama because he is black.
You ring the rightwing republican bell everyday.
We listened to President Obama; and voted for him twice. And, we will vote for Hillary the next time.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#892265 Apr 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i find it very revealing that you can't talk about the Republican follies of the last 12 years. and that you can't talk about the future of the Republican party.
the last 12 years sunk the ship, and there is no future for the regressive Party that anyone who doesn't watch FOX(most of us) can see.
Wishful thinking nut hag.

Why would I debate someone who is insane and an old useless soul. You're the one making the grandiose claim, I just provided a couple of facts. You are the one making the claim, so you back it up, nut hag.

You are an old fool.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#892266 Apr 24, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> What you and everyone else never figures in is the cost of all the tests and procedures that doctors feel necessary to keep from getting sued,
Oh yes, let's not allow doctors to be sued for cutting off the wrong leg. It's because of greed.
Why did that explosing happen in Waco? Because of deregulation and free market practices that encourage greed and profit over safety of the workers.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#892270 Apr 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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plus that fact that you've had no one that qualifies as a national leader show up on the stage since Bush ....
Yeah...and we're STILL waiting...waiting.....

CHRISTIE/Paul/et al 2016!!!!!!!!!!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#892271 Apr 24, 2013
America's Insane Asylum for Jihadists, Hustlers and Frauds

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon killing spree by foreign-born jihadists, see-no-evil bureaucrats in Washington are stubbornly defending America's lax asylum policies. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Tuesday that the screening process is rigorous, effective and extensive.

These people can't handle the truth. Or tell it.
Authorities will not reveal any details of the sob stories the Tsarnaevs originally spun to win asylum benefits for the entire family.

The whole thing stinks. And it's an old, familiar stench. Immigration lawyers have been working the system on behalf of asylum con artists for decades.

The racketeers coach applicants with phony stories and documents from "chop shops" and game their way through "refugee roulette."

Asylum and refugee claimants are being rubber-stamped at all-time-high rates.

Government data analyzed by the nonpartisan TRAC website show that "the odds of an asylum claim being denied in Immigration Court reached an historic low in FY 2012, with only 44.5 percent being turned down. Ten years ago, almost two out of three (62.6 percent) individuals seeking asylum lost their cases in similar actions.

Twenty years ago, fewer than one out of four (24 percent) asylum applicants won their cases, while three out of four (76 percent) lost."

The game is rigged in favor of identity-group hustlers, who mau-mau adjudicators whose approval rates don't meet their approval.

http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin...
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#892272 Apr 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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And for each of those there are lots that would never vote for a black man.
After the Republicans took the White House in Jan of 2001 with a surplus & left with doubling the debt, the worst recession in 80 years and two quagmire wars, you say the stiupid peoplewere the ones not voting Republican?
Really?
You can make up all the false reasons you want. The Republicans lost the White House in 2000 because the Republicans sucked. Period.
How dat Hollywierd an whine partyduhm, prance and dance from stage to stage, cheezy campaign champagne werking out fer you, Duh A Vey?

CHRISTIE/Paul/et al 2016!

KEYSTONE-Northern Continental oil FOR America-NOT against it!!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#892273 Apr 24, 2013
America's Insane Asylum for Jihadists, Hustlers and Frauds

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE "IF IT SAVES JUST ONE LIFE" STANDARD SET BY PRESIDENT OBAMA? WHY DOES IT ONLY APPLY TO GUN CONTROL?

Why won't Washington err on the side of public safety by reexamining and overhauling our fraud-riddled asylum, detention, deportation and visa issuance policies after the Boston jihad?

In case you'd forgotten, the Tsarnaevs were not the first murder-minded jihadists to benefit from ineffective policing of our asylum and refugee policies. As I've reported previously:

--Ramzi Yousef landed at New York City's JFK airport from Pakistan and flashed an Iraqi passport without a visa to inspectors. He was briefly detained for illegal entry and fingerprinted, but was allowed to remain in the country after invoking the magic words "political asylum." Yousef was released for lack of detention space and headed to Jersey City to plot the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

--Gazi Ibrahim Abu Mezer, a Palestinian bomb-builder, entered the U.S. illegally through Canada in 1996-97. He claimed political asylum based on phony persecution by Israelis, was released on a reduced $5,000 bond posted by a man who was himself an illegal alien and then skipped his asylum hearing. In June 1997, a federal immigration judge ordered Mezer to leave on a "voluntary departure order." Mezer ignored him.

He joined the New York City bombing plot before being arrested in July 1997 after a roommate tipped off local police.

--Mir Aimal Kansi, convicted in 1997 of capital murder and nine other charges stemming from his January 1993 shooting spree outside the CIA headquarters in McLean, Va., also exploited our insane asylum laxity. Despite his history as a known Pakistani militant who had participated in anti-American protests abroad, Kansi received a business visa in 1991. After arrival, he claimed political asylum based on his ethnic minority status in Pakistan. While his asylum application was pending, he obtained a driver's license and an AK-47, murdered two CIA agents and wounded three others.

--Somali national Nuradin Abdi, the al-Qaida shopping mall bomb plotter convicted in 2007, first entered the U.S. in 1995 using a false passport. He entered again illegally from Canada in 1997 and secured asylum on false grounds. Abdi then was able to fraudulently obtain a refugee travel document, which he used to fly to Ethiopia and, yes, Chechnya for jihad training.

--Among the convicted Fort Dix (N.J.) jihad plotters were three ethnic Albanian illegal alien brothers, Dritan, Shain and Eljvir Duka, who snuck into the country through Mexico with their parents. In 1984, the father applied for asylum, but the feds ignored them for two decades. In the meantime, as America showed the Dukas' refugee community unmatched compassion and generosity, the Muslim trio returned the favor by planning to massacre U.S. soldiers.

AS ALWAYS, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND POLITICAL PANDERING ARE THE HANDMAIDENS OF TERRORISM.

http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin...

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lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#892274 Apr 24, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Racist. You're insane if you think anyone votes because of race. That's so absolutely insane. We voted because of the message of the Democratic Party, we will vote in huge numbers again, for Hillary, then you can say we voted just because she's a woman.
You rightwingers can't face the reality that your party has no message for the American people.
And spare me the comeback that you're not a racist or a rightwinger.
YOU are insane if you think some people do NOT vote for someone because of RACE. I knew you were a vile beast with a filthy mouth due to poor upbringing, but even I thought you weren't stupid enough to pedal the idea that some people don't vote based on race. In the Obama presidential climb, just look at the number of blacks who DESERTED Hillary CLINTON in favor of Obama...you aren't seriously going to tell me the difference was his "message", when they were almost identical ones. Wake up and smell your racist snakeoil!

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