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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Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#987676 Sep 22, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>One word describes unfettered democrat rule: Detroit.
Correct!

Capitalism is the only system that really works!

At least longer than Socialism/Liberalism!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987677 Sep 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why do you waste your time talking to Ghost?
Do you enjoy abuse?
Too many former obnoxious posters. You sure it's Ghost?

However, it's not really abuse. It's just another bitter liberal who has nothing to offer but insults. So what else is new?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987679 Sep 22, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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This post goes a bit too far!
We have been here for years and show some decorum...just saying
Thanks, LCN. At least chivalry isn't entirely dead.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987680 Sep 22, 2013
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
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Stupid comment...go watch more Fox News and tell us what they told you to argue
You should watch it yourself. It might even deprogram your liberal media mind control.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987681 Sep 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You are the only one who sees it that way.8978
On the other hand, who gives a shit if the government "shuts down"?

Social Security will still be paid.

The military will still be paid.

Nobody needs the bureaucrats.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#987684 Sep 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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actually, it is within the power of Congress to decline to fund any program they choose...
Under House rules, members cannot legislate on appropriations bills. Defunding the Affordable Care Act “legislates” by preventing mandatory spending from going into effect. Can't be done unless the House waives their own rule which certainly wouldn't be beneath them. No telling how low they will stoop.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#987686 Sep 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Obama thinks leading this country IS a game - a power game - and he's determined to be the winner.
Boy, is he mixed up! The only winner is supposed to be the country and the people he serves.
Perhaps you should tell that to the Republican controlled house...."The only winner is supposed to be the country and the people they serve."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987688 Sep 22, 2013
France's Hollande going down the tubes with Obama

PARIS (Reuters)- French President Francois Hollande saw his approval ratings fall to their lowest level so far in a monthly poll that showed less than a quarter of voters were satisfied with his actions.

In a survey by pollster IFOP published in weekly paper Le Journal du Dimanche, Hollande's approval ratings dropped 5 points from last month to 23 percent.

This was below his previous low of 25 percent in the same poll in April and close to the lowest ever score for a French president, the 22 percent recorded in 1991 by Francois Mitterand, France's previous Socialist president, the paper said.

The poll underlines the task facing Hollande in reviving his popularity at a time when wrangling over tax levels has clouded efforts to revitalize a sluggish economy and his support for military strikes against Syria has drawn mixed reactions.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987690 Sep 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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First of all, the SEIU which paid millions to support Obama is still very supportive of the Affordable Care Act. They are even pitching in for "outreach and enrollment efforts across the country."
Now, the AFL-CIO is another matter and it has to do with their non-profit multiemployer health plans and their belief that "denying eligibility for health benefits to immigrants on the path to citizenship is not only cruel, but also short-sighted given the important connections between coverage expansion and controlling the growth of health costs."
They also feel that "non-profit multiemployer plans should have access to the ACA’s premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions on behalf of working families, just as for-profit insurance companies will" even though these plans already receive tax breaks.
They believe that "the employer responsibility rules should be fixed by applying a full employer penalty for failing to provide affordable comprehensive coverage to workers who average 20 or more hours per week and adding an employer penalty on a pro rata basis for employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week."
They further believe that "employers that attempt to shirk their responsibility in its entirety by dumping low-income workers into Medicaid should be penalized."
http://www.aflcio.org/About/Exec-Council/Conv...
Still think you are on the same page as the AFL-CIO? I seriously doubt it.
So, in other words, the AFL-CIO is kicking themselves in the butt for believing Obama and knocking themselves out to get the darn thing passed.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)— a 1.3 million-member labor group that twice endorsed Obama for president — is very worried about how the reform law will affect its members’ healthcare plans.

Last month, the president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers released a statement calling “for repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act.”

UNITE HERE, a prominent hotel workers’ union, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are also pushing for changes.

Looks like these Obama's unions are also slapping their foreheads saying, "Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987692 Sep 22, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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This post goes a bit too far!
We have been here for years and show some decorum...just saying
You always applaud the same clown (Ghost/Yeah/dem) in his various other names, you silly poofball.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987693 Sep 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Too many former obnoxious posters. You sure it's Ghost?
Ghost/Yeah/whatever...absolute ly.

Show some self-respect and ignore that turd, in all her names.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987695 Sep 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Under House rules, members cannot legislate on appropriations bills. Defunding the Affordable Care Act “legislates” by preventing mandatory spending from going into effect. Can't be done unless the House waives their own rule which certainly wouldn't be beneath them. No telling how low they will stoop.
Go back and review the underhanded manner in which ObamaKKKare was passed to begin with...

The rules are...there are no rules.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#987696 Sep 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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It is a fact that HMO primary care physicians are compensated for the degree to which they handle patients themselves without referral to specialists.
Only the patients are the losers by being denied competent treatment.
That is not a "FACT", it's a fallacy. I belong to an HMO and there is never any hesitation on their part to refer me to a specialist. In fact, I would say it is my primary care physician's goal to make sure I see as many specialists as necessary for whatever ails me. No stone is left unturned.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987697 Sep 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Perhaps you should tell that to the Republican controlled house...."The only winner is supposed to be the country and the people they serve."
The people win if ObamaKKKare is shitcanned.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#987699 Sep 22, 2013
NO MORE GUN CONTROL wrote:
Liberals Are The Gun Control Problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =O2ihIl8To7YXX
Liberals are the new Nazis.

Strange, I always thought being a Liberal literally meant you had to be liberal. ;)

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987701 Sep 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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On the other hand, who gives a shit if the government "shuts down"?
Social Security will still be paid.
The military will still be paid.
Nobody needs the bureaucrats.
House Republicans made it clear the government will not shut down by defunding Obamacare.

Republican Senator Mike Lee said on Meet the Press, "We all know that the government is going to be funded. The question is, whether it will be funded with Obamacare or without."

Another option in the House would be for Republicans to attach new conditions to the bill such as a possible delay in implementation of Obamacare and send it back to the Senate for a majority vote.

The majority don't want Obamacare and the majority don't want a government shut down either. So it looks like Harry Reid is in the hot seat to me.

“Weak People Blame Others”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#987702 Sep 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>You should watch it yourself. It might even deprogram your liberal media mind control.
LOL. Explain again how the "media" is so liberal when Murdock's NewsCorp is the 2nd largest media conglomerate on the face of the planet and it spews the right wing, Wall Street , blue blood, billionaire spin 24/7? And I must say he did a great job burying the story about the English criminal indictments of the numerous News of the World employees for hacking the phones of murder victims & war widows simply to sell papers then bribing cops to cover it up. But the "liberal media" is so bad. LOL

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#987703 Sep 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Perhaps you should tell that to the Republican controlled house...."The only winner is supposed to be the country and the people they serve."
The majority don't want Obamacare. It's Obama and the Democrats who don't care.

Get it straight.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#987704 Sep 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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That is not a "FACT", it's a fallacy. I belong to an HMO and there is never any hesitation on their part to refer me to a specialist. In fact, I would say it is my primary care physician's goal to make sure I see as many specialists as necessary for whatever ails me. No stone is left unturned.
You are a fool being manipulated by a bargain basement medical plan.

HMOs charge less by denying appropriate services.

If you need to see a primary care physician to get access to a specialist, you may be losing critical time.

Primary care physicians are basically useless.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#987706 Sep 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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No, they forced banks to give bad loans - and demonized republicans for daring to suggest reining in Fannie and Freddie.
How easily you forget that it was George W. Bush who made "no downpayment" a reality which gave home buyers absolutely no incentive to avoid foreclosure.

During the signing ceremony of S. 811, The American Dream Downpayment Act, President George W. Bush delivers remarks at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003:

"One of the biggest hurdles to homeownership is getting money for a down payment," said President Bush. "This administration has recognized that, and so today I'm honored to be here to sign a law that will help many low-income buyers to overcome that hurdle, and to achieve an important part of the American Dream...."

"The rate of homeownership amongst minorities is below 50 percent. And that's not right, and this country needs to do something about it. We need to close the minority homeownership gap in America so more citizens have the satisfaction and mobility that comes from owning your own home, from owning a piece of the future of America."

"Many people are able to afford a monthly mortgage payment, but are unable to make the down payment. So this legislation will authorize $200 million per year in down payment assistance to at least 40,000 low-income families. These funds will help American families achieve their goals, and at the same time, strengthen our communities."

"And so now it my honor, right here at this important Department, the Department responsible for encouraging homeownership in America, to sign the American Dream Downpayment Act."

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