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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TSB

El Paso, TX

#971818 Aug 28, 2013
Kerry/Hagel must be furious at the Mess Clinton/Panetta left them!! The scary part is we replace Incompetence with Incompetence!!
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#971819 Aug 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, Methmouth, just when I thought you couldn't possible get any more ignorant, "there you go again." Ships on the GROUNDS of...why don't ya' go elect Turtle McConnell again or run Rand for POTUS? Got teeth?
Here cnt, I found the pic you should steal for your avatar......

http://www.thedistractionnetwork.com/images/U...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971820 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
They Were John Birchers Then, They are John Birchers Now: The Tea Party GOP Would Have Hated Dr. King and The Great March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2013/08/they-we...
Many expert blacks say Jesse Jackson Sr, was involved with killing MLK, it seems plausible.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971821 Aug 28, 2013
RNC Chairman: What Race Problem?

While reflecting on the March on Washington's legacy, the GOP leader makes a miscalculation.

I asked Priebus whether in light of the many racially inflammatory comments made by Republican leaders recently (which you can read here, here and here) and the many more made by Republican leaders as a whole since President Obama took office (which you can read here), he as party leader would consider apologizing on behalf of the party for such rhetoric and setting a zero-tolerance policy so that such rhetoric stops being commonplace. The chairman replied that he has criticized specific Republicans for specific instances of offensive language, most notably when he pressed for the resignation of an Illinois Republican Party leader who made racist and sexist comments about multiracial Republican congressional candidate Erika Harold. But in a baffling turn, Priebus then seemed to insinuate that the GOP doesn't have any more of a racist rhetoric problem than the Democrats do.

"Look, I don't think either party has a monopoly on stupid comments," he told The Root. "I think both parties have said plenty of stupid things, and when people in our party say them, I'm pretty bold in coming out and talking about them, whether it be the issue in Illinois [involving Erika Harold] or Todd Akin or a variety of issues."

When reminded by The Root that there is precedence for such a unilateral apology -- former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman apologized before the NAACP for the racist tactics employed by the party at the height of the so-called "Southern Strategy" of the 1960s -- Priebus gave a curious reply: "I don't know what the back story is. You're giving me facts and back-channel information I'm not aware of. I know his [Mehlman's] speech was before the NAACP. I thought he did a great job. He was a good chairman." But the significance of Mehlman's speech is not some sort of obscure secret. It netted extensive coverage in mainstream outlets like the Washington Post, USA Today and many others. Mehlman's apology was a public acknowledgement that there was a systemic problem that at one time plagued the party he was tasked with leading.

For Priebus to be unaware of the significance of such a historic moment of outreach to minority voters in the party's recent history is worrisome. But for Priebus to refuse to acknowledge that the party is plagued with an equally troubling systemic race problem today is, at its best, a case of extreme denial and, at its worst, intentionally misleading. Before President Obama's election, I don't recall Republican congressmen being taken to task for referring to African-American elected officials as "boy," which is how Rep. Geoff Davis referred to the president after he took office. The fact that the number of racially inflammatory slights originating from Republican leaders the first year the president took office was enough to fill an entire slideshow speaks volumes about the depth of the party's problem. Yet, based on Priebus' logic, the racism is not a party-specific issue but a person-specific issue. Except all of these specific people seem to have the same political party in common.

http://www.theroot.com/blogs/blogging-beltway...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#971822 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Like most working Americans, they already have coverage through their employer.
We are their employer. We are Congress' and every government employees' employer. We pay their salaries and benefits.

We pay for their Cadillac coverage.

We get the lemon and eat the crumbs left over from the cake.

Our employers have to deal with the consequences of more regulations and higher costs.

At least it works for the Obamas and the elite.
carol

Florence, OR

#971823 Aug 28, 2013
Sometimes a girl just needs to be herself, and not Superman's girlfriend, or somebody else (as much fun as that can be for a housebound oldwhore like me.

Anyways, after I fled my enemies last night, I looked through the family album that I keep handy on the coffee table for trips down Memory Lane. Boy, was I thinner 30 years ago! LOL. Probably by at least 20 pounds. In those days, the clam would lube up just THINKING of getting filled up with a new life. And let me tell you (in spite of what you might have wrongly guessed), I wasn't any too particular about the ethnic background of the "contributor" to my little project. I always felt great when gravid, btw, and only scraped them out when the prospective daddy/meal ticket "blew town," so to speak, when I started to "show."

I mean, what was I supposed to do, slave away in walmart or a rug factory while that parade of losers skipped off on their merry way? Yes, life IS precious, but I wasn't going to give life to perhaps a prospective future country music singer or scientific genius without the resources at my disposal to guide his/her little mind! So, prudently, I waited for just the right man -- a combination of tired resignation and a willingness to stand by me as we watched our little future princess grow, and grow and GROW ... Well, as I might have mentioned, she's now Assistant Manager at a Save-A-Lot in Atlanta. I'm so proud! I even have a photo from that wonderful day when she got promoted.

But back to me and my clam problems. Yes, it's now dry as stall shavings and hardly remembers when it would drip like honey on a hot Georgia afternoon (instead of from the fridge). I swear, it would slide down these California Redwood legs so fast that if you walked up behind me, you'd slide down on the lino.

Well, later folks. I like to slither in after my topix tormenters are off doing other things. I seem to have some kind of radar for that. I'll just close by saying I'm worried, so you should be too. And if not, why not?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#971824 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
sorry, not playing your game today. the uber-troll thing is wearing thin.
Reading that trolls posts make my eyes bleed.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971825 Aug 28, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>On you lololhahahaha
who's in the White House?

must have been those long lines at the polls in vote suppressing Florida. some of those black folks standing there waiting to vote for 8 hours. wonder why?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971826 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
80 Republicans in the House already committed to shutting down Government if ACA funding is included.
12 in the Senate have signed a similar pledge.
Yep, Republicans are digging their own grave. Now to avoid a shutdown, the House will need Democrat votes which will mean the bill will need to be more to the liking of Democrats.
Smooth move Republicans.
the government shuts down every Friday night until Monday morning--aren't you outraged?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#971827 Aug 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>And one of you violent, racist, ignorant rednecks with three names shot him for it...
Leo I think that redneck that shot MLK was James Earl Ray ( D )

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#971828 Aug 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>And one of you violent, racist, ignorant rednecks with three names shot him for it...
Yeah, it was one of those violent, racist, ignorant redneck Democrats in the South.

It must be embarrassing for you having so many of them in your party at one time.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#971829 Aug 28, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Kinda like-
Lump and labelduhm, ignorant endentured, bigot say what?
Hey we Democrats be proud of our yutes like Leosanna. And we are proud of all the many young people in America who vote Democrat and attend Obama rallies and Occupy parks. They can be seen in this video, many proud moments here. Most will likely vote for Obama again in 2016.

&no redirect=1

http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/08/28/watters-...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971830 Aug 28, 2013
On Election Day, Republicans Suffered Consequences of Voter Suppression Strategy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-brazile/r...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#971831 Aug 28, 2013
DoktorJohn wrote:
good. I am SURE you didn't hear the whole conversation. Please don't go there. Also ther are some blacks who didn't vote because they didnt like either men, there are some blacks who voted for McCain.
In the 2012 national election 67% of eligible blacks voted versus only a piddly 52% of eligible whites.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971832 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Commonwealth Fund last week released an interesting study (PDF) of young people and Obamacare. It found that between 2011 and 2013, the number of people aged 19 to 25 who had been on a parent’s health insurance plan in the previous year rose from 13.7 million to 15 million.“Of the 15 million young adults on a parent’s plan, an estimated 7.8 million likely would not have been eligible to enroll in that plan prior to the Affordable Care Act,” the Commonwealth Fund reported. The report also found that Republicans were more into this provision of the ACA than Democrats. In March 2013, 73 percent of young Republicans surveyed had heard of the provision, compared with 63 percent of Democratic youths. Maybe it’s because they were more likely to be benefitting from the expansion.“In March 2013, 63 percent of Republican young adults had enrolled in a parents’ policy, compared with 45 percent of Democrats,” the report said.
Rebates are a second, apparently non-objectionable component of Obamacare that has already kicked in. The ACA set standards for the insurance industry, stipulating that firms must spend a certain amount (80 percent) of the premiums they collect on patient care. Under Obamacare, insurers that choose to spend more money on administration, or marketing, or salaries, or dividends have to send rebates to customers. This summer, the first rebates were sent out, some $500 million to 8 million Americans. Now, these rebates are likely to have been shipped disproportionately to Republican households—those with high-end, employee-subsidized coverage. But I haven’t been able to turn up any examples of people refusing thechecks, or sending them back, or burning them—an act FreedomWorks is suggesting people do to their fictional “Obamacare cards.”(If you did burn your Obamacare rebate check, please tweet at me:@grossdm I’d love to speak with you.) Republicans, like Democrats, enjoy receiving checks in the mail.
Then there’s the case of pre-existing conditions—another aspect of Obamacare that is popular among some Republicans. In the old days, they used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. When it comes to health insurance, it seems a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by an illness. After having a devastating stroke in 2012, Sen. Mark Kirk had an epiphany about the inadequacy of rehabilitation services for poor people.“My concern is what happens if you have a stroke and you’re not in the U.S. Senate, and you have no insurance and no income,” he told National Journal.“That’s the question I have been asking, and the reality is that if you’re on Illinois Medicaid and are a stroke survivor, you will get just five visits to the rehab specialist.”
....even as they cavil about ripping up Obamacare, and hence the ban on pre-existing conditions, it is common to hear some Republicans speak kindly of the ban.
This is a dynamic we’ve seen over and over again in the past 80 years. Republicans shriek, cry socialism, and offer full resistance to any effort to expand social insurance. Then, after a certain amount of time passes and social insurance measures become popular and effective, they stand foursquare behind them and demand they be protected. Every single stinking component of FDR’s New Deal was a disaster, but don’t you dare touch Social Security! Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program was a debacle, but keep the government out of Medicare!
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...
all fine and dandy when generation DUMB doesn't have to pay for their own insurance--they think it is free--when O'bama starts fining them-that's when the real fun will begin.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#971834 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Many expert blacks say Jesse Jackson Sr, was involved with killing MLK, it seems plausible.
Probably why he was standing right next to King on the balcony.

Are you taking posting lessons from Galt?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#971835 Aug 28, 2013
obama is anti war until the check clears from big oil then quaddifi must go they still dying in libya more now than ever obama says my job is done herr,egypt same,yemen same,syria same,Its safe for Blacks to buy homes in Libya now quaddifi is gone lolololhahahahahahapolicy ha
WOW

Bronx, NY

#971836 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
On Election Day, Republicans Suffered Consequences of Voter Suppression Strategy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-brazile/r...
and what did you win democrat bragging rights hahahahahlolololololo

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#971837 Aug 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Difference is that you offer proof of your racism on a daily basis. You think I forget your bullshit about 'they have such nice cars in their driveways', while you drive an old wreck? You're both envious and hateful, all at the same time. And you make accusations based on no proof, just your condescending racist beliefs.
Tell us more about your sudden love for Saddam's former Generals. I find it interesting that you'd call Bush a liar based on the words of one of Saddam's Generals. Ever hear of 'disinformation', you moron?
You spend your life on this thread. Don't run away every time I show up. I enjoy pointing out your non Christian approach to life.
After all, wasn't it Jesus who said; "F--- the poor. I'm here to promote predatory Capitalism."
You're a clueless liar and a racist.

Keep 'em poor and uneducated and voting Democrat. Right, nuc?
Can't have them independent and educated. Can we?

Oddly enough, I'm suddenly reminded of the Old South.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971838 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
80 Republicans in the House already committed to shutting down Government if ACA funding is included.
12 in the Senate have signed a similar pledge.
Yep, Republicans are digging their own grave. Now to avoid a shutdown, the House will need Democrat votes which will mean the bill will need to be more to the liking of Democrats.
Smooth move Republicans.
Well, that brings us back to a question nobody on Earth has been able to answer.

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

The answer cannot include anything like "money will start growing on trees."

The part of the economy that pays for everything is 12 trillion dollars.
The debt is one and a half times the size of the part of the economy that pays for everything, 17 trillion dollars.
The Democrats' version of government has to borrow 1.3 trillion dollars every year just for the day-to-day existence of the government.
The debt grows at 8 percent every year, while the part of the economy that pays for everything is stagnant.

An idiot can tell you that government will collapse.

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

Since it's a certainty the government will collapse, what is the Democrats' plan for government after this certain collapse?

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