Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232297 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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#956774 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>According to webMD the avg hospital cost for an uncomplicated vaginal birth is about $9,600 and almost $16,000 for a c-section.
How would the liar formerly known as Aunt Batshyt compare childbirth to a headache or sprained ankle?
So you think $16,000 is a reasonable cost to deliver a baby - even by C-section?

How could women afford to have children before HMOs?

Fishers, IN

#956775 Jul 30, 2013
Fair and Balanced and White? Why Fox News Needs Black Conservatives

Fox News Channel, the hugely successful conservative cable TV network whose motto is “Fair and Balanced”, is anything but when it comes to on-air personalities.

Libertarian Greg Gutfeld, host of Fox News Channel’s Red Eye and The Five, believes the network has a race problem. During Wednesday’s opening segment on The Five, Gutfeld noted the incongruous scenario of constantly discussing race without a black person participating in the discussion.

Gutfeld said,“We are here talking about this and there are five white people. I think Fox should be hiring more black conservatives. Because, dammit they need to be here and they need to be everywhere. That’s fair and balanced.”

Gutfeld’s keen observation should not be taken lightly. Fox News’ lack of African-American representation at the highest level of its TV shows, anchors and hosts, has a negative ripple effect throughout the conservative movement.

Cable TV news is less about news and more about presenting opinions and analysis that generate ratings and voter action. Given that statement, it is safe to assume that the opinions of black on-air personalities do not resonate with Fox News’ audience. And if it is safe to assume black on-air personalities do not resonate with Fox News audiences, then they definitely don’t resonate with Republican voters.

The paucity of on-air black anchors and hosts at Fox is completely consistent with the lack of black elected officials in the Republican Party. It is no secret that Fox News is largely seen as the most influential and important communication vehicle of the GOP. It is not a coincidence that there are relatively few black on-air show hosts on Fox and only one black Republican in Congress. If Fox News is not promoting black conservatives for elected office — and they are not— then it is highly improbable that they will be elected. Why Fox is not pumping up the profiles of conservatives like Mia Love, Erika Harold, or Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is anybody’s guess. You would think electing the first African-American Republican woman to Congress and providing a platform for the only black Republican in Congress would be high priorities of the conservative network. Unfortunately, Fox doesn’t have any opinion-making conservatives with black faces to make that point.

If Fox News is not featuring black conservatives on-air, then rest assured that conservative America is not going to support them at the ballot box. The Republican National Committee has an outreach program, largely based on using the media to spread the conservative message to African-Americans. Maybe they should ask Fox News to help out.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#956776 Jul 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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No surprise there. Rethugs don't like telling or hearing the truth. That is why you people rely so much on Faux News and Breitbart for your "news". Garbage in, garbage out.
Why do you wingnuts think everybody watches Fox and goes on Breitbart. Because that is what your handler tell you to think. Bark! Bark! Bark and you get a treat! Woof! Woof!

Since: Sep 08

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#956777 Jul 30, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>You're so full of stuff, you're eyes are brown. Give it a rest, and read history, if you have progressed beyond "Dick and Jane" primer readers....
Yet, you are the one with a third grade retort. LMAO.

Since: Dec 12

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#956778 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Tenzing said it was something we did in Iran back in the 1950s to protect our best interests against Russia's influence.
But, personally, I think the strict sanctions on Iraq during the Clinton administration that killed thousands of children probably made them the most angry.
Lesley Stahl interviewed Madeleine Albright on '60 Minutes' back on May 12, 1996:
Lesley Stahl (speaking of U.S. sanctions against Iraq): We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it.
...Seems Clinton may have not only started the housing market collapse but the plot for 9/11.
More people died in Iraq under Clinton than Bush - ironically.
I mentioned the Iraq sanctions in the same sentence as the Shah you nitwit.

Honolulu, HI

#956780 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Wonder if Obama's father abandoning both him and his mother has anything to do with his lying disorder and resentment - and the fact his father was black and his mother was white drives his deep desire to create racial division.
Very complex man with complicated issues, this president.



Honolulu, HI

#956781 Jul 30, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>That's the best you have in your quiver, Yeahoo? You keep telling us to leave our birthright country. You're the squatter, and you and your lieberal opinions prove it with every post..
lol! Son, you shouldn't talk since you've proven you're deficient in the US Constitution!

Honolulu, HI

#956782 Jul 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Look it up. Your knowledge of bankruptcy sucks.
It's amazing how you people demand others looks up points you bring up to support your positions.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#956783 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>You mean the same 'train wreck' in our unsustainable healthcare system that all healthcare professionals decried BEFORE the Obamacare reform bill was finally passed by Congress.
We ALL decried a broken health care system long before Obamacare. Physicians stopped "decrying" and are just throwing in the towel.

Did you read my posts explaining why health care costs are so insanely outrageous and that's the pink elephant everyone is pretending not to see?

Or do you just like chasing your tail trying to fix the wrong problem like so many others are doing of which Obama is the prime example?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956784 Jul 30, 2013
Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot.

A letter dated July 25 and signed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and caucus chairwoman, urges President Obama to consider Miss Jackson Lee for the position, calling the Democrat a “voice of reason” that the agency could stand to gain, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security,” the letter reads.

Mrs. Jackson Lee currently serves as a ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, a position that the caucus said she “stands as a strong and honest ‘voice of reason.’”

Since: Dec 12

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#956785 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Carol is not suggesting anything of the kind. It's all in your head.
Lowering health care costs which is still the pink elephant in the room that everyone is squeezing around and pretending not to see would make insurance much more affordable.
Most Americans don't mind paying a little more for those who are truly needy. Safety nets are always going to be in place.
But a heck of a lot more people could afford health insurance IF it was more affordable.
When Dem suggested your daughter might need surgery and not have in insurance you said she would get treated for free if she couldn't pay. By "free" you mean other customers of the health care system will pay for it.

Liar AND socialist.

Honolulu, HI

#956786 Jul 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Very few people under the age of 40 believe they will ever receive any Social Security benefits and they resent paying the tax.
lol! Is this something you want others to look up to support your claim?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956787 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Christians have always believed that they were better because they would be the only ones going to heaven for believing in Jesus Christ as GOD than any other religion converts. But, we still work with them and cooperate on solving problems in society.
I have my own personal beliefs about who may receive a rewarding afterlife, and like most people I know it differs from the doctrine you think is manifest.

I'd like to know where you "work with them ans cooperate on solving problems in society". Sounds like a very small and inocuous place that is disconnected from the real world... like Utopia.
Do you mutilate your daughters' vaginas?

Since: Sep 08

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#956788 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Donal Trump and Warren Buffet each carry billionS worth of term life__what sort of wealthy people are "you" referring to?
He's not the brightest bulb on the tree. He continually makes statements he can't back up. That's what happens when one puts more faith in personal opinions than facts.

Since: Aug 11

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#956789 Jul 30, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Using a conservative claim to support your claim doesn't help your case.
they provide the link if you look and takes you right to the Social Security Website where it states

Background to the Case:

The fact that workers contribute to the Social Security program's funding through a dedicated payroll tax establishes a unique connection between those tax payments and future benefits. More so than general federal income taxes can be said to establish "rights" to certain government services. This is often expressed in the idea that Social Security benefits are "an earned right." This is true enough in a moral and political sense. But like all federal entitlement programs, Congress can change the rules regarding eligibility--and it has done so many times over the years. The rules can be made more generous, or they can be made more restrictive. Benefits which are granted at one time can be withdrawn, as for example with student benefits, which were substantially scaled-back in the 1983 Amendments.

There has been a temptation throughout the program's history for some people to suppose that their FICA payroll taxes entitle them to a benefit in a legal, contractual sense. That is to say, if a person makes FICA contributions over a number of years, Congress cannot, according to this reasoning, change the rules in such a way that deprives a contributor of a promised future benefit. Under this reasoning, benefits under Social Security could probably only be increased, never decreased, if the Act could be amended at all. Congress clearly had no such limitation in mind when crafting the law. Section 1104 of the 1935 Act, entitled "RESERVATION OF POWER," specifically said: "The right to alter, amend, or repeal any provision of this Act is hereby reserved to the Congress." Even so, some have thought that this reservation was in some way unconstitutional. This is the issue finally settled by Flemming v. Nestor.

In this 1960 Supreme Court decision Nestor's denial of benefits was upheld even though he had contributed to the program for 19 years and was already receiving benefits. Under a 1954 law, Social Security benefits were denied to persons deported for, among other things, having been a member of the Communist party. Accordingly, Mr. Nestor's benefits were terminated. He appealed the termination arguing, among other claims, that promised Social Security benefits were a contract and that Congress could not renege on that contract. In its ruling, the Court rejected this argument and established the principle that entitlement to Social Security benefits is not contractual right.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956790 Jul 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> More baloney. There is no reason to be;eve SS will disappear in 25 years.
Throughout its history, adjustments have been made just like there will be now. Just think in 5 years most baby boomers will likely be dead.
Dumbass Dave hits a new low in studipity considering that baby boomers range in age from 47 to 67.

Since: Dec 12

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#956791 Jul 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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An "outside-the-box" idea for redevelopment of Detroit.
I saw that and think its a great idea that'll never happen. However, this is happening already:
LCN Llin

United States

#956792 Jul 30, 2013
President George Bush shows up at the White House with his father, President G H W Bush. Both seem to enjoy President Obama.

Neither attended the Republican convention of 2012.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#956793 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're sounding a lot like Michelle Bachmann lately doll__are your drugs misfiring?
You really don't know much, do you? If you don't know the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of this world make a killing on keeping racial division alive and well, you're sounding a lot like Homer Simpson.

Fishers, IN

#956794 Jul 30, 2013
Activist Son of Key Racist Leader Renounces White Nationalism

“I can’t support a movement that tells me I can’t be a friend to whomever I wish or that other people’s races requires me to think about them in a certain way or be suspicious of their advancements,” Black wrote toward the end of his four-page statement.“Minorities must have the ability to rise to positions of power, and many supposed ‘race’ issues are in fact issues of structural oppression, poor educational prospects, and limited opportunity. The differences I thought I observed didn’t go nearly as deeply as I imagined. I believe we can move beyond the sort of mind-boggling emphasis white nationalism puts on maintaining an oppressive, exclusive sense of identity — oppressive for others and stifling for our society.”

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