Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1534288 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

Indianapolis, IN

#983814 Sep 16, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, we all know FOX is a right leaning news network.
We also know CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, and most major online newspapers are left leaning, Obama administration kiss-ups and apologists.
In other words, what most low information voters receive is the propaganda and rhetoric the White House wants them to receive.
Try reading between the lines for a change.
between the lines that indicate that most right wing low information voters receive their propaganda and rhetoric from FOX?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#983815 Sep 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
34 year old white guy from TX; just heard on tv
Figures, you prove again what an dingbat you are.

It's an Obama voting Democrat yet again, lily, just like the COPY killer in CA.

You on the left were hoping it was a Tea Partier, but as usual, they are all Obama voters like you.

Democrats should not have guns.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#983816 Sep 16, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Yet another terror act on USA soil under Obama.
I thought the Teleprompter Stooge was going to fix everything?
Instead, the stooge now owns a legacy of failure.
The Assclown-In-Chief called the shooters 'cowards'.

Strange choice of word. He runs for the golf course each time there's a crisis.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#983817 Sep 16, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
34 years old? Not quite the package left was hoping for, but they'll take the "white" and the "Texas."
He was a computer guy whose Thai best friend and Thai former landlord didn't think was aggressive although he was once arrested for a firearms violation.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#983818 Sep 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>but but William Ayers, one of O'bama closest loon o tic friends says that he is the only one of O'bama friends to OPENLY admit he is a communist. Talk about openly embracing commies--the liberal left is the communist arm of American government--you know and I know it. Putin knows it also. There is the reason he was able to sit O'bama down. He sized up O'bama and said, "who is this whimp?"
lol! Then you should be cheering for him son!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#983819 Sep 16, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
no, I suspect your life experience is what made you a racist.
DumbDave's racism could also be the result of retrograde genetic mutations. Visitors fed him too much at the zoo.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#983820 Sep 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, how much will instituting a Marxist health care system cost?
Without ObamaKare, the Democrats' version of government has to borrow 1.3 trillion dollars every year just for its day-to-day existence. We can't even pay for what we have now. What idiot thinks we can afford to pay for anything added on to that?
That brings us back to a question you never answered.
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government? That is with, or without ObamaKare.
You have to identify an actual source of money to answer that question.
You mean the Democrats spend 1.3 trillion more than it takes in because of the lower revenues & higher costs due to the Bush recession.

Lets go back to that balamced budget that you whack off to just thinking about.

Ummmmm.

When did have that? Let me think.,

Oh, that's right, at the end of the Clinton administration.

What happened to that???

Did some one vote yes to give it back? Did someone vote yes to slash revenues at war time? Did some one set record earmarks? Did some on pass unfunded Medicare expansion? Did some one lie to take us into our second unfunded war?

And then, the worst part is after it created the worse recession in 80 years, you blame the new guy.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#983821 Sep 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
They were talking with the people who watched it minutes after it began, you fucking moron. And, they were told exactly "this is a terrorist attack". And, the video of the assault beginning was available immediately for viewing. The video is constantly transmitted and recorded, dumbass. We watched it the next day when Obama was partying in Las Vegas on television, dumbass.
So, Obama was told it was a terrorist attack. Nobody told him there was a spontaneous demonstration.
You can begin by explaining the lies.
immediately?

An administration official explains:“The Benghazi compound had a CCTV [closed-circuit television] system. Meaning, a system of cameras on the compound. Those cameras could be monitored from the [Tactical Operations Center, TOC], which is one of the structures on the compound..&#8201;.&#82 01;. Those images could not be seen anywhere outside the TOC, let alone outside Benghazi. The footage from those cameras is recorded and stored for a period. The footage from the attack was not in USG [U.S. government] hands until later in September.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemp...

you probably should start citing your right wing source(s). try the "this is a terrorist attack" 'quote'.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#983822 Sep 16, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You're speaking as a primate, no doubt?(You do know you are one?)
Just because you share a trash can with a primate doesn't make you a judge of character, genetics, intelligence or even of culture.

It just makes you a zoo attendant.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#983823 Sep 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Finding racism funny must be a trait of the rabid right.
Laughter is great medicine.

You need a prescription dose of it, Dood.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#983824 Sep 16, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
It certainly does when Progressives want it to.
facts are facts and they are not open to interpretation no matter how many times FOX tries.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#983825 Sep 16, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Figures, you prove again what an dingbat you are.
It's an Obama voting Democrat yet again, lily, just like the COPY killer in CA.
You on the left were hoping it was a Tea Partier, but as usual, they are all Obama voters like you.
Democrats should not have guns.
Democrats should not have guns.

Exception: when they use themselves as targets during practice.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#983826 Sep 16, 2013
In a speech Monday about the financial crisis, President Barack Obama tore into Republicans on Tuesday for their persistence in trying to destroy Obamacare, reminding them that Mitt Romney lost the election.

"It passed both houses of Congress. The Supreme Court ruled it constitutional. It was an issue in last year's election and the candidate who called for repeal lost," he said to applause. "Republicans in the House have tried to repeal or sabotage it about 40 times. They've failed every time."

He went after Republicans for suggesting they might risk a government shutdown or debt default if Obama refuses to defund or delay the implementation Obamacare.

"Some Republicans in the House of Representatives who are promising to shut down the government at the end of this month if they can't shut down the Affordable Care Act," he said. "And if that scheme doesn't work, some have suggested they won't pay the very bills Congress has already run up."

"Are they really willing to hurt people just to score political points? I hope not."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/o...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#983827 Sep 16, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Could be Damnably Bad or Lap Dog's illegitimate inbred son? No, wait, this one did leave the safety of Keyboard Kommando long enough to create physical hate by-products.
Alexis was indeed a keyboard commando who had a quick temper__once confronting his loud upstairs neighbor in the apartment parking lot and later shooting through his ceiling, her floor and her ceiling in protest.

LMAO, he lived in the White Settlement area of Ft Worth on White Settlement Rd.

Alexis may have had three weapons__one a AK47.

I wonder what set the guy off???

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#983828 Sep 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
They were talking with the people who watched it minutes after it began, you fucking moron. And, they were told exactly "this is a terrorist attack". And, the video of the assault beginning was available immediately for viewing. The video is constantly transmitted and recorded, dumbass. We watched it the next day when Obama was partying in Las Vegas on television, dumbass.
So, Obama was told it was a terrorist attack. Nobody told him there was a spontaneous demonstration.
You can begin by explaining the lies.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/bengh...

You people get dumber every day.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#983829 Sep 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, how much will instituting a Marxist health care system cost?
Without ObamaKare, the Democrats' version of government has to borrow 1.3 trillion dollars every year just for its day-to-day existence. We can't even pay for what we have now. What idiot thinks we can afford to pay for anything added on to that?
That brings us back to a question you never answered.
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government? That is with, or without ObamaKare.
You have to identify an actual source of money to answer that question.
It's a good thing that we can't pay for it --it'll slow down McCain, Graham, &Inhofe's rabid quest to get the U S into another war-- unless they succeed in convincing Congress to cut off food aid, Medicaid, and ACA healthcare to our own citizens who need it to pay for a new war.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#983830 Sep 16, 2013
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 34, the Obama administration is gearing up to hit you with a hard sell like you’ve never seen before. Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler and other celebrities are pressing you to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is handing out hundreds of millions in grants to get people to buy, and pressing companies to spend their own money too.
It has to be a hard sell, because it’s a bad deal for you: The system needs you to pay through the nose to make the ObamaCare math work.
This campaign is aimed at young people in general, but at Hispanic youth in particular, since Hispanics make up almost a third of the nation’s nonelderly uninsured population. That makes it of particular concern for the Libre Initiative, the group I lead, which focuses on advancing economic freedom among Hispanics.
President Obama even traveled to California on a visit aimed at building support in the Hispanic community and in Spanish-language media. The White House hopes 2.7 million young people will sign up, and that Latinos lead the way. The Libre Initiative is promoting a real debate in this community about how we can do better.
The White House is avoiding a pitch that convinces young people they’re getting a good deal — because they aren’t. According to recent research by the National Center for Public Policy Analysis, about 3.7 million of those ages 18-34 will save at least $500 if they choose not to buy health insurance and instead pay what the Obama administration calls the “shared responsibility” penalty. Another 3 million will save $1,000.
Part of the reason young people are getting a bad deal is that the law is making insurance so expensive. Policies can’t be sold in the Affordable Care Act exchanges unless they meet “essential coverage” standards set by the administration — which go far beyond the policies that millions of Americans buy.
Allowing young people to stay on their parents’ plan and eliminating “pre-existing conditions” are also costly changes for insurers, forcing them to raise rates more. Even Secretary Sebelius admits people will see a higher cost from moving to what she calls a “fully insured product.”
But when it comes time to get people to sign up for the law, the White House is evasive about those inflated prices, and some of the law’s defenders are downright dishonest.
Foo

Melbourne, FL

#983831 Sep 16, 2013
Bar!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#983832 Sep 16, 2013
That shouldn’t be a surprise when you look at a huge force behind the signup campaign: the same insurance executives who will turn a profit by signing people up under the Affordable Care Act.

The government-accountability watchdog Cause of Action argues that the umbrella group behind the campaign — Enroll America — operates as a trade association for health-care providers.

Its board of directors is a Who’s Who of for-profit health-care companies and lobbyists, with extraordinary access to administration officials. For them, the Affordable Care Act is mainly about using cronyism to improve their bottom line.

There’s another reason the White House doesn’t want an honest debate: The last thing it needs is a reminder of the enormous gap between what Barack Obama promised and what he has delivered.

In 2008, candidate Obama opposed a mandate to purchase insurance and repeatedly told his audiences,“If you like your health care, you can keep it.” He promised his health-care reforms would cover every American and reduce premiums by $2,500 a year.

Once he was elected, he even attacked critics who saw problems with his proposal, saying “don’t let people scare you. If you like what you’ve got, we’re not going to make you change.”

People liked that message — and they relied on those promises. The Hispanic community was especially supportive. But they expected a voluntary plan that saved money for them, lowered their health-care costs and protected the consumer’s right to choose.

What they got was a bait-and-switch. Premiums aren’t down; they’re up. Employers are cutting hours and employees to adapt to rules that threaten their business.

And that’s the impact before full implementation. If the law goes into full effect, the cost of health care will increase — meaning higher premiums or less access to care. And millions will eventually lose their current health plans as employers dump them into exchanges.

Rejecting this path isn’t “selfish.” It’s common sense. The Affordable Care Act gouges young people to prop up an unsustainable scheme that will do serious harm to our health-care system.

The Libre Initiative is carrying this message into America’s Hispanic communities, and finding tremendous support for a new approach — one that preserves the best parts of the current system, while lowering costs and expanding choice.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#983833 Sep 16, 2013
Let’s Not Wait to Talk About Gun Control

It’s all happened before. It will certainly happen again. And after the recall vote in Colorado on September 10, it seems more certain than ever that nothing will be done to prevent it.

“It” is mass casualty shootings, such as that which just occurred in the Washington Navy Yard. This historic facility now joins the long roll of place names indelibly associated with massacre and grief: Columbine, Virginia Tech, Newtown. I write on the day of the killing. Gun enthusiasts say it is inappropriate to talk about gun violence at the time it occurs. Better to wait … and wait … and wait … until time has passed, and the weeping next of kin have vanished from TV, and it’s safe to return to business as usual. The idea of the gun enthusiasts is that the way to show respect for the victims of gun violence is to do everything possible to multiply their number.

Yet the gun enthusiasts do have one point on their side: for all the horror of these massacres, they are only a small part of the story of gun violence in America. Most casualties of gun violence will not die at the hands of a mentally disturbed killer seeking random victims. Most gun casualties occur in the course of quarrels and accidents between people who would be described as “law-abiding, responsible gun owners” up until the moment that they lost their temper or left a weapon where a four-year-old could find it and kill himself or his sister.

As David Hemenway notes in his study Private Guns, Public Health, Americans have experienced similar debates in the recent past.“Cars don’t kill people; bad drivers kill people,” could have been the slogan of the auto industry when it resisted safety regulation in the 1960s. The garment industry could have argued:“Flammable pajamas don’t kill children; careless smokers kill children.” And so on. Every accident has many causes, of course, and public safety progresses by addressing each one. To reduce car fatalities, we both installed seat belts and cracked down on drunk driving. Child deaths by fire have been reduced both because pajamas are safer and because adults smoke less.

Likewise, better mental-health provision would contribute to the reduction of gun massacres. But America’s uniquely grisly record of gun death cannot be addressed without addressing guns.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09...

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