Barack Obama, our next President

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

"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: Sep 08

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#962442 Aug 11, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yep! And the answer is you have no perspective other than your own!
Hi Yeah. We are travelling so I have little time to check in. I can't believe this poster had the nerve to claim "conservatives view things from a fact based perspective." I'm shaking my head at his/her stupidity.
LCNlin

United States

#962443 Aug 11, 2013
President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on “This Week” that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.”
Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values.
“I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said last week.
In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president explained his comment further.
“I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart,” Bush told Karl.
As president, Bush opposed gay marriage, and Republicans pushed ballot measures to ban it at the state level. The topic has seen rejuvenated discussion after the Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on same-sex marriage, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
On another hot political topic – immigration – Bush said he thinks a major reform bill “has a chance to pass.” In 2007, Bush sought to pass an immigration bill similar to what’s been proposed in Congress this year, seeking to provide citizenship opportunity for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S.
” I think it’s very important to fix a broken system, to treat people with respect. And have confidence in our capacity to assimilate people,” Bush said on “This Week.“It’s a very difficult bill to pass because there’s a lot of moving parts… But it looks like they’re making some progress.”
Bush said immigration is important to pass “to fix a system that’s broken,” not to improve the Republican Party’s political standing among Latino voters.
“Good policy yields good politics, as far as I’m concerned,” Bush said.
LCNlin

United States

#962444 Aug 11, 2013
President Bush supporting President Obama

NSA leaker Edward Snowden damaged the “security of the country,” former President George W. Bush said in an interview.

Bush did not directly say whether he thinks Snowden can be labeled a “traitor” but said he knows the country has been hurt as a result of the leaks.“I think he damaged the security of the country,” Bush said on CNN while visiting Africa, adding that President Barack Obama will deal with the situation.

Bush also defended the surveillance program, which began during his administration after Sept. 11, saying the programs guarantee civil liberties are protected.“I put the program in place to protect the country and one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed,” Bush said. He went on to say there needs to be a balance between security and privacy when protecting the country.“I think there needs to be a balance, and I think as the president explained there’s a proper balance,” he said.
LCNlin

United States

#962445 Aug 11, 2013
A commitment to volunteerism is bringing together presidents past and present.
Former President George H.W. Bush is coming to the White House on Monday for a ceremony President Barack Obama is holding to recognize the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award. Created by Bush more than two decades ago to honor volunteer service, the award's name comes from the description in his 1989 inaugural address of Americans serving each other as "a thousand points of light."
Bush's wife, Barbara, the former first lady; their son Neil, and other relatives are expected to attend; son and former President George W. Bush is not. Also scheduled to attend is Michelle Nunn, CEO of the Points of Light organization and a possible Democratic Senate candidate from Georgia. She's the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga.
Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and the Bushes will have lunch in the Red Room before the ceremony.
During the event, Obama will announce creation of a federal task force to come up with new ways for the public and private sectors to collaborate to support national service as a means of tackling national priorities, the White House said.

Bush, now 89, established the Daily Point of Light Award in 1990 while in office. More than 1,000 of the awards were distributed between 1989 and 1993, Bush's single term as the nation's 41st president. Through its offices around the country and relationships with nonprofit groups and corporations, the Points of Light organization encourages millions of people to volunteer and recognizes those it says are making a difference.
The White House said the recipients of the 5,000th Point of Light Award are Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, a retired couple and farm owners from Union, Iowa, who created Outreach, a nonprofit that delivers free meals to children suffering from hunger in more than 15 countries, including the United States.
They launched the program after a trip to Tanzania, where they visited a volunteer mission to help renovate an HIV/AIDS clinic at a village hospital and saw children dying from malnutrition. The couple's program has relied on thousands of volunteers to help assemble and distribute more than 232 million free meals to children worldwide, the White House said.
Both presidents will present Hammer and Hamilton with the Point of Light Award. Obama visited Tanzania this month.
Obama also has made volunteerism a theme of his presidency. In 2009, he signed legislation to more than triple the size of the AmeriCorps program from 75,000 volunteers to 250,000 by 2017. And several times a year, including on the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday and before Thanksgiving, Obama and his family help out at area food kitchens and community service projects.
Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, also lead a national drive to encourage the public to devote time to helping military families.
The first president Bush has made several visits to the Obama White House. He stopped in twice last year, in January when he and son Jeb, the former Florida governor, were in town for the annual Alfalfa Club dinner, and in May for the unveiling of George W. Bush's official portrait. During a White House ceremony in 2011, Obama recognized Bush's lifetime of public service with a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
The two last saw each other in April at the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library in Dallas.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama holds the Bush family in "very high regard" and is looking forward to the ceremony.
Another reason to look forward to the event? To see Bush's socks.
The 41st president has become known for brightening his otherwise staid attire by wearing colorful socks. He pulled on a pair of Superman socks to celebrate his 89th birthday last month. At the dedication of his son's presidential library, Bush set off his gray suit with pink socks.
http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/...
shrimp_on_a_trea dmill

Blanchard, OK

#962446 Aug 11, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
But it doesn't keep Hilary out of the White House then does it?
What type of woman would stick with Bill after he totally humiliated her?

Democrats don't have anyone with better skills than Hilary? Just her victim status is enough huh?
shrimp_on_a_trea dmill

Blanchard, OK

#962447 Aug 11, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Yeah. We are travelling so I have little time to check in. I can't believe this poster had the nerve to claim "conservatives view things from a fact based perspective." I'm shaking my head at his/her stupidity.
Let me guess, you are:
A) going to a ham and cheese sandwich shoppee!
B) staking you a spot at the foodstamp office.
C) going to watch the shrimp on treadmill races.
D) hurrying off to clean dirty african ball sacks!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#962448 Aug 11, 2013
Why White Voters Will Flee a White-Only Party

Polls show centrist whites, particularly millennials, don’t want to align themselves with a party that can’t attract anybody else.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/why-w...

note to the right wing media....giving Uncle Tom a platform to repeat right wing lies about minorities, lucrative as it may be for Tom, is not going to attract black folks to the GOP.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#962449 Aug 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>Well Carol the GOP controlled House has voted 40 times to repeal Obamacare without any proposals to replace it with something else. None of these votes had a prayer of going anyplace and each time they did it cost$1.5 million for a total of 60 million wasted taxpayer dollars. That's a lot more than your shrimp on a treadmill which at least came up with useful data on how an important source of income to the Gulf coast states responds to changing environment.
Let's say that the ACA went away tomorrow. What happens then?
Cancer patients dependent on long term chemotherapy will again be able to have their coverage cut off because of some arbitrary lifetime cap. They will then be faced with the choice of financial ruin paying to continue the treatments, simply die or quite possibly both.
Those with a pre existing condition including someone born with a birth defect, childhood cancer survivors and someone who contracted juvenile diabetes would be unable to get health insurance as adults.
Preventative care visits without a co pay would go away meaning that people would see the doctor only when they were really sick and their illness harder and more expensive to treat.
Families with young people who turn 21 and are still in school would have to pay for another policy instead of being able to continue their coverage on their policy. That one saved my family $4000 this year.
Insurance companies would no longer be accountable on how they spend the money they get from premiums.
Seniors in the Medicare part D donut hole would no longer get a rebate to help with prescription costs.
Employers who try to weasel out of providing workers with decent insurance by cutting hours are going to pay for it in the long run with higher turnover and increased absenteeism poor work performance and in the case of restaurants service.
Very nicely stated.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#962450 Aug 11, 2013
shrimp_on_a_treadmill wrote:
<quoted text>
What type of woman would stick with Bill after he totally humiliated her?
Democrats don't have anyone with better skills than Hilary? Just her victim status is enough huh?
like GOP candidates don't think they're victims?

we can start with them whining about the Media not using the FOX model of journalism. oh, except for the Hillary NBC thing. seems that active support of a candidate is only allowed on FOX.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#962451 Aug 11, 2013
On Thursday night, Current TV host John Fugelsang made light of Rush Limbaugh’s recent ratings dive and his difficulties with the radio broadcasting giant Cumulus Media, which is considering dropping the veteran AM radio talker.

“I kind of want to be serious for a second, if that’s okay,” Fugelsang began.“Like many of you watching, I was shocked to hear of how “The Rush Limbaugh Show” is dying in the ratings. One trade publication called it ‘the end of right-wing, conservative talk radio.’”

He continued,“And the reason, of course, is that Rush Limbaugh has scared away more sponsors than Lindsay Lohan did at Betty Ford. Forty-eight of the top 50 advertisers exclude the Limbaugh show now from their radio ad buys.”

But, because comedians and satirists need someone to deride, Fugelsang said, Rush cannot be allowed to fade off the airwaves altogether. He issued an appeal to advertisers.

“Hello, are you a small business owner looking to reach a wider audience of xenophobic, woman-hating, aging, bitter white guys with impacted colons, but don’t think you have the resources to do so?” he asked.“Have you dreamed of a professional association with an obese, hate-driven bigot who reaches a wide audience of obese, hate-driven bigots who automatically nod at everything he says, even if that nod makes the dangling string of drool drip on the clicker?”

Then advertise on Limbaugh’s show now, he said.

“Advertising on the Limbaugh show will bring untold wealth, riches and incredible luxury — to Rush Limbaugh,” Fugelsang explained.“Believe it or not, he needs your business,Those Viagra-packed weekends in the Dominican Republic don’t pay for themselves. The sexual tourism industry of the entire Third World is depending on you.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/10/fugelsa...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962452 Aug 11, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
Galt,
Do you think that if the GOP drops the abortion issue that it will then attract enough independents to offset the loss/disinterest of the Christian Right?
According to a Quinnipiac University poll May 30, 2013:

Obama plunged among independent voters. Only 37% of independents approve of him while 57% disapprove. At the start of the month, 42% of independents approved and 48% disapproved.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/obama-j...

A lot can happen between now and 2016 - Obamacare, evidence of abuse of power, changing attitudes towards Hillary, another attack (God forbid), the economy reaching new lows, higher taxes...

Might as well be an eternity before 2016 with so many unknowns.
Don't think abortion is going to be at the top of the list. Unless the liberals declare another invisible war on women.

But it's not unreasonable people who are anti-abortion not wanting their taxes paying for them.

Liberals think it's perfectly reasonable. But, heaven forbid, their taxes have to pay for a voucher system.

You don't see any hypocrisy there? Or do you?

“God bless you, Mr. President”

Since: Jul 08

Peaceful, prosperous second

#962453 Aug 11, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
And WHAT (pray tell) are the % breakdowns of the ethnicities doing said killing? Enlighten us please injun joe (before you crack open that second bottle).
LMAO at your second claim. No doubt there are some tough negroes out there (scrapped with quite a few bad boys in my day), but the term "wilding" (ie ganging up on one victim) IS an ebonic term created by the chimps per their standard M.O..
Nice try though.....:-)
The "Wilding" never happened, fool. Somebody else confessed; the five were framed by New York's finest and the yellow press (bad, but ever so much better than lying Fenny Bate); they're all released and getting paid for NYC's profiling. The word is spelled Negros, if you choose to continue to spout racism and announce your age...Injun Joe, chimps, Ebonics, indeed.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962454 Aug 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>Well Carol the GOP controlled House has voted 40 times to repeal Obamacare without any proposals to replace it with something else. None of these votes had a prayer of going anyplace and each time they did it cost$1.5 million for a total of 60 million wasted taxpayer dollars. That's a lot more than your shrimp on a treadmill which at least came up with useful data on how an important source of income to the Gulf coast states responds to changing environment.
Let's say that the ACA went away tomorrow. What happens then?
Cancer patients dependent on long term chemotherapy will again be able to have their coverage cut off because of some arbitrary lifetime cap. They will then be faced with the choice of financial ruin paying to continue the treatments, simply die or quite possibly both.
Those with a pre existing condition including someone born with a birth defect, childhood cancer survivors and someone who contracted juvenile diabetes would be unable to get health insurance as adults.
Preventative care visits without a co pay would go away meaning that people would see the doctor only when they were really sick and their illness harder and more expensive to treat.
Families with young people who turn 21 and are still in school would have to pay for another policy instead of being able to continue their coverage on their policy. That one saved my family $4000 this year.
Insurance companies would no longer be accountable on how they spend the money they get from premiums.
Seniors in the Medicare part D donut hole would no longer get a rebate to help with prescription costs.
Employers who try to weasel out of providing workers with decent insurance by cutting hours are going to pay for it in the long run with higher turnover and increased absenteeism poor work performance and in the case of restaurants service.
The problem with your argument is - if health care reform's time had really come after enough time had passed following 9/11 and two wars - that kind of massive legislation affecting so many people should have been strictly bipartisan. Republicans were pretty much completely left out of any discussion and their input ignored.

Would you support a massive piece of legislation passed by a partisan Republican vote without one Democrat on board?

Would you support any legislation passed by a partisan Republican vote if over 60% of Americans were against it?

Surely, you see your dilemma defending this partisan monstrosity.
LCNlin

United States

#962455 Aug 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
According to a Quinnipiac University poll May 30, 2013:
Obama plunged among independent voters. Only 37% of independents approve of him while 57% disapprove. At the start of the month, 42% of independents approved and 48% disapproved.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/obama-j...
A lot can happen between now and 2016 - Obamacare, evidence of abuse of power, changing attitudes towards Hillary, another attack (God forbid), the economy reaching new lows, higher taxes...
Might as well be an eternity before 2016 with so many unknowns.
Don't think abortion is going to be at the top of the list. Unless the liberals declare another invisible war on women.
But it's not unreasonable people who are anti-abortion not wanting their taxes paying for them.
Liberals think it's perfectly reasonable. But, heaven forbid, their taxes have to pay for a voucher system.
You don't see any hypocrisy there? Or do you?
Does this indicate that President Obama will not be reelected in 2016.
Lame Duck amendment reduced the importance of poll numbers.
The power of the presidency speaks for itself

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962456 Aug 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Very nicely stated.
Except Hillary tried to get a similar version of Obamacare passed under her husband's presidency. It was scraped by both Democrats and Republicans for the same reasons the majority of Americans still don't want it now.

Wouldn't it have been nice if Republicans had been allowed some input into such a massive piece of legislation and a final version of health care reform passed on a bipartisan vote?

Otherwise, PDupont's post might have been nicely stated.
LCNlin

United States

#962457 Aug 11, 2013
Democrats have three or more candidates for President in 2016 and more for 2020.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962458 Aug 11, 2013
How is it fair again that Americans who feel strongly about paying for abortions have no choice in the matter but Americans who feel strongly about paying for parental choice in schools think it's unfair?

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#962459 Aug 11, 2013
---OH---REALLY--- wrote:
<quoted text>
I have to question the validity of your source.
http://www.politicalstatus.com/former-preside...
See the mistake they made twice?
Are they operating on a shoestring budget?
Has the economy forced them to fire their proof readers?
....Is that somehow still BUSH's fault?
Yes.

“God bless you, Mr. President”

Since: Jul 08

Peaceful, prosperous second

#962460 Aug 11, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Ok leftsit phags; its that time of the day for our ebonics lesson with "learnin ta spell wit jeantel".
The word for today is "TRIPOLI"
Now, lets have lil rachel use it in a sentence:
"ah was gunna buy masef a new paira drawers this year, but I couldn fin no tripoli"......
Oh, wow, I've been too long in rightful employment...Sir Fenny Bate of Knock-knock once again displays the fact that he never knew a woman--even if he tried to pay for it. He thinks Triple E is a size of underpants, not bras.(I really loved it when he proclaimed --in one of his other unbelievable incarnations--that his wife wore size three shoes!) lol Stick around, all his retarded socks or followers: maybe he'll start to regale you with all those melodramatic tales of super models, Swedish nurses, and the Nisei...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962461 Aug 11, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>
Does this indicate that President Obama will not be reelected in 2016.
Lame Duck amendment reduced the importance of poll numbers.
The power of the presidency speaks for itself
Pretty sure Republicans are already preparing to fight fire with fire in 2016. And going to the people to give them the right message loud and clear. They figured most people were just smart enough to figure out another four years would be disastrous in 2012.

But they know now a lot of people apparently aren't. Some people need to see a good fight with the best man/party winning.

If Obamacare is the disaster everyone expects it to be, the fight can be won with one hand behind the Republican candidate's back.

The biggest fight will be mano-a-mano with the liberal media. Everyone is now on to them big time.

No more Mr. Nice Guy.

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