Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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

#932344 Jun 26, 2013
Gutting Voting Rights: Supreme Court Gives Racist Republicans Just What They Wanted

The Voting Rights Act has been doing precisely what it was intended to do for nearly fifty years. It was reauthorized in 2006 with overwhelming support in congress (98-0 in the senate, 390-33 in the House) and signed by George W. Bush. For the Court to overturn the will of the people in this regard tags them as just the sort of activist jurists that right-wingers usually assail. The Act’s usefulness was demonstrated just last year when numerous localities tried, but failed, to implement voter suppression schemes.

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#932345 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Thanks but I didn't really need an example of "stupid", thought my post was sufficient.
Since you insist though, why don't you take a shot at explaining how having the government regulate personal relationships is "less government" regardless of what a mob says.
Don't confuse waxman with logic and facts, these morons are here to whine not think.

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LCN Llin

United States

#932346 Jun 26, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Of course it's not the same, why would anyone (logical and rational) expect it to be?
"OMG" and for heavens sake, electronically formatted reading materials made for public access need to be stored somewhere too.
But thanks for proving that a worm is a worm is a worm lol.
(I will say though, magazine articles on an e-reader...meh. The page dimensions just don't quite measure up to a good old fashioned hard copy in hand!!)
always enjoy <nobamas> insights into his thinking.
Enjoy books real and kindle ...with kindle the entire library portable for trips. Hard to skim electronic books.
LCN Llin

United States

#932348 Jun 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Gutting Voting Rights: Supreme Court Gives Racist Republicans Just What They Wanted
The Voting Rights Act has been doing precisely what it was intended to do for nearly fifty years. It was reauthorized in 2006 with overwhelming support in congress (98-0 in the senate, 390-33 in the House) and signed by George W. Bush. For the Court to overturn the will of the people in this regard tags them as just the sort of activist jurists that right-wingers usually assail. The Act’s usefulness was demonstrated just last year when numerous localities tried, but failed, to implement voter suppression schemes.
http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
reducing the early voting was an indication that the republicans feared american voters.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#932349 Jun 26, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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LOL. In case you haven't noticed, Christie himself has said he is even more "shocked" by some of the crazy "stuff" Republicans bring to the floor of Congress than Democrats. He's one of those new image Republicans I mentioned. That is what it will take to revive the GOP....a new image, new ideas and a willingness to compromise. If the Republicans continue down their obstructionist path, they are dead in the water.
Well the good old puritans of blue state pitch fork and torch bearing colonialville need not worry-they've filled Kerry's O'Kennedy moss covered dark age seat with another antiquated jackboot licking partisan poliTical demoncRat of old skewl CRONYism..for the time being anyway.

And DON'T EVEN try and go there with ANY "you mention" Christie garbage.

Because I've already BEEN THERE-actually walking the walk and singing that tune for YEARS....in case you haven't been posting here long enough to have seen enough of it to figure it out.

The times they are a changin'...and SOME of us are just waiting for the REST of the nation to catch up and grow some actual independent, ethical braincells again and say SCREW the disgusting pandering and puhphoniess of petty, bootlicking political partisan "correct(less)ness". ..and vote for what's best FOR this nation again-and NOT for anything else that bears against it!!!!
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Democratic Jersey mayors are endorsing Chris Christie for re-election.

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long threw her support behind Christie on Wednesday, touting his leadership in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and saying she has no time for partisan politics while trying to rebuild her town, which was heavily damaged by the storm.

“There is no time for Republicans and Democrats to bash each other in the name of party politics. I don’t want to spend the next six months being coy,” she said during the endorsement announcement in Sea Bright.

Long is the second Democratic mayor, after Harrison’s Raymond McDonough, to endorse Christie for re-election.( alan.com LA 6/26/2013)

CHRISTIE ET AL for POTUS 2013!
REAL LEADERSHIP FOR America again-NOT against it!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932350 Jun 26, 2013
The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), is dead, The Austin American-Statesman reported.

Lawmakers had to vote on Senate Bill 5 before the special session's end at 12 a.m. local time. However, more than 400 protesters halted the proceedings 15 minutes before the roll call could be completed with what they called "a people's filibuster," The Associated Press reported.

The crowd of demonstrators in the capitol cried "Shame! Shame!" when Davis' filibuster was halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who ruled that her discussion of mandatory ultrasound testing was off-topic. Then the protesters roared after state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte asked, "At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?”

Their cries continued to echo inside the chamber -- and over a livestream watched by thousands around the world -- until after the midnight deadline passed.

Although some Republican lawmakers later claimed the bill had passed in time, Democrats denied that the vote was completed before the clock ran out on the session.

A time stamp showing the vote completed after midnight was the deciding factor.“This will not become law,” Sen. John Whitmire (D), told The Austin American-Statesman.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/texa...
LCN Llin

United States

#932351 Jun 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>"Representative Edward J. Markey, a Democrat who has toiled for almost 40 years in the House in both the majority and minority, won a promotion to the Senate on Tuesday in a victory over Gabriel Gomez, a Republican who has never served in elective office.
Mr. Markey, 66, replaces John Kerry, who stepped down earlier this year to become secretary of state, and he will provide a reliable vote for President Obama’s agenda, which seemed to be just what voters wanted." http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/us/massachu...
Scott Brown did not run.
Similar to the silence from the Bush family?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#932352 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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always enjoy <nobamas> insights into his thinking.
Enjoy books real and kindle ...with kindle the entire library portable for trips. Hard to skim electronic books.
It's the page dimensions thing..although the built in high lightning capabilities makes it simple to hover over the stuff that just kind of "sticks out" :-).
Easily catalog these days too-no excuses for "poor inventory management" when managed well anyway!
LCN Llin

United States

#932353 Jun 26, 2013
Red State Sucker wrote:
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Don't confuse waxman with logic and facts, these morons are here to whine not think.
IRS recedes, AP gone, Benghazi old news..
Voting right the problem for republican members of congress now.
How will they jump?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932354 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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reducing the early voting was an indication that the republicans feared american voters.
it's much easier for those who hate anyone who is different from them to try to keep those folks from voting rather than trying to get them to vote for a hater.

no big deal though. it just gives conservatives one more way to put another nail in the coffin of the GOP.

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#932355 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Big government republicans are a fact
Exactly and that simple statement illustrates that their entire platform is a sham that can only be supported by lying and willful ignorance.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#932356 Jun 26, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Again, you are using smoke and mirrors to make your point. Employees do not have 100% coverage even if enrolled in an HMO plan. When they retire, their employer no longer contributes anything toward their insurance premiums so the "sticker shock" will be there whether Medicare is or not.
Now, people do not have to have supplemental insurance. It is an OPTION for those retirees who do not wish to enroll in an HMO plan and don't want to bother with fees for office visits, etc. Got it? It is an OPTION ONLY for those who want 100% coverage. Something they never had under their employer's plan. If they want a better plan, they can pay for it. Nothing wrong with that.
YOu really showed your "FWEERIDER" entitle_Mental cluelessness on that.

Even WITH optional additional coverages- for many WORKING class retirees--there is still --NO such thing as "100 percent coverage" as they STILL PAY co-pays on everything from scripts to office visits and any procedures as well.

The WORKING class has PAID enough-it's time for the FWEERIDING nothing but take, take, take from OTHERS hard earned tax dollars givverment draining lemmings to be CAPPED and contribute to what they continually MOOCH from others themselves!!!!!!!!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#932357 Jun 26, 2013
Good morning my mindless Democrat robots and also a good morning to you non-libtards where are true Americans.

So Democrats, what lies & propaganda will you be posting today?

Remember, you can trust Buroc Millhouse Obama!
LCN Llin

United States

#932358 Jun 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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it's much easier for those who hate anyone who is different from them to try to keep those folks from voting rather than trying to get them to vote for a hater.
no big deal though. it just gives conservatives one more way to put another nail in the coffin of the GOP.
Republican party is on display and American voters may not like what they see.

Since: Dec 12

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#932359 Jun 26, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Look I'm against passing laws to comfort a certain groups securities but, I truly don't care who dates or sleeps with who. It's none of my business. In a world where there has to be laws & rules to govern society, we shouldn't be encouraging gay anything to kids. They're learning about sexual orientation far too young &, it's not the school or society's job to teach our children about such life altering events. Now on the same hand, if this country is based on freedom as we're told, the majority shouldn't have to accommodate the emotions of the minority. I know people will compare being gay to black slavery but, before you do, they're not on the same playing field. For one being black is not a choice. Here comes the argument! 2nd, blacks were targeted for just that being black. Gays aren't targeted for being gay by society in general. I for 1 don't see the big deal in giving them the same rights under a different title. If that's the big deal, it can be easily solved. Sorry for my rambling but, my concern is for the kids. They are 2 easily influenced!
If your concern is for the kids then don't have the government raise your kids.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#932360 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Exactly and that simple statement illustrates that their entire platform is a sham that can only be supported by lying and willful ignorance.
Sure thing Ditz. You don't think the Republicans can lie better than your Messiah, yours truly, do you?

Us far left fascist loons have the corrupt Lamestream Media on our side as well so we can lie without being challenged.

So how was your trip to the Moon? Did you see Elvis on the way, dingbat?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#932361 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Republican party is on display and American voters may not like what they see.
Sure thing Moonbat. I think this is more like reality, douchebag:

"The drop in Obama's support is fueled by a dramatic 17-point decline over the past month among people under 30, who, along with black Americans, had been the most loyal part of the Obama coalition," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.

The president also dropped 10 points among independent voters, from 47 percent last month to 37 percent. Obama's disapproval among independents jumped 12 points to 61 percent. Again, more bad news for Democrats because those independents are especially important in mid-term elections in which older, more conservative Americans predominate.

The network pointed to several major scandals as evidence for the drop.

"The White House has been under siege over telephone and Internet surveillance, the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, its handling of the terror attack on the U.S. consular post in Benghazi, Libya, and the Justice Department's collecting journalists' phone records as part of the government's investigation into leaks of classified information," CNN reported.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/cnn-poll-oba...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932362 Jun 26, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Good morning my mindless Democrat robots and also a good morning to you non-libtards where are true Americans.
So Democrats, what lies & propaganda will you be posting today?
Remember, you can trust Buroc Millhouse Obama!
not the kind of lies & propaganda that some believed were true before our last election which lead to numerous Topix right wingers having to change their Topix name due to being embarrassed about telling the rest of us that they were believing FOX lies and propaganda.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932363 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Republican party is on display and American voters may not like what they see.
may not?

right wing voter suppression efforts did nothing more than drive even more minority voters to the polls.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932364 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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You illustrate the point well, Medicare does drive costs. That's the main contributor to the high cost of care in this country. This half-in/half-out approach screws those in the middle, the ones not qualifying for Medicare/Medicaid and the indigent. Health care reform started with a single-payer option but Obama insisted Obamacare be "bi-partisan" (it didn't end up being that so what did he gain?) so single-payer was dropped when that was actually the most efficient alternative on the table. Privatizing health care was never on the table from either side, they both need the old folks vote so don't hold your breath on that one. Ironically, a market based solution to the obesity problem you brought up would likely be much more effective than any government attempt to regulate or educate the problem away. Having your obesity come out of your checking account every month would go further towards changing behavior than any PSA.
Anyway, good post.
Why just obesity and not other behavior that might affect medical costs?

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