Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1419733 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#992293 Sep 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Voting day.
I walk into the polling place.
Me: "Hey guys, how's the vote going."
Them: "Hi Dave, can I see a photo ID
Me: "Nope
Them: "OK, sign the book & Jerry will hand you your ballot."
and if the election judge from the other party does not believe that the signature matches???
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#992294 Sep 30, 2013
Democrats/Liberals, granny is really gonna die, and you bought it...

"In 2009, 1 percent of the population accounted for 21.8 percent of total health care expenditures..."

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publi...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#992295 Sep 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So now Democrats can issue photo IDs?
Really?
Why should one party have a greater burden on getting people photo IDs than the other?
Are you saying that Republicans passed these laws not only to decrease the number of Democrat voters but also to force Democrats to use up their assets getting these people photo IDs?
Why do you support voter suppression? What are you afraid of, Flack - a fair election??
No suppression. Get the photo id and vote. If it's so important to democrats get out there and bus them to the DMV. Hell you bus them to the polling place. So why not? According to you it would be in the democrats best interest.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#992296 Sep 30, 2013
Wow!

the gubby mint's definition of middle class:

"Middle income: Persons in families with income over 200 percent through 400 percent of the poverty line"

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publi...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#992297 Sep 30, 2013
So next time I vote if they ask me to show ID I am going to whip out my copy of the U.S. Constitution and ask them to show me where does it state I need to show a photo ID.

No rightwing bureaucrat is going to prevent Homer from voting.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#992298 Sep 30, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, the Putin loving Commie midget returns with more ignorance.
I see your inbred stupidity remains intact.
So if there is no precedent, how is it that the debt ceiling has been raised 94 times since 1944??
Do you ever think before typing your stupid messages??
As anyone with a functioning brain can see, there are 94 precedents, dating to 1944.
Where did the money come from to pay for;
Roosevelt's Gov't??
Or Truman's Gov't??
Or Eisenhower's Gov't??
Or Kennedy's Gov't??
Or Johnson's Gov't??
Or Nixon's Gov't??
Or Ford's Gov't??
Or Carter's Gov't??
Or Reagan's Gov't??
Or Bush I's Gov't??
Or Clinton's Gov't??
Or Bush II's Gov't??
Come back when you find a brain capable of discussing issues with adults, not your Communist Birfer buddies.
FIAT currency doophus!

"Wall Street celebrates Fed decision to maintain pace of money-printing"

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/19/ec...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#992299 Sep 30, 2013
Healthcare reform is the law of the land, it was passed by a majority in both houses and signed by the president. End of fcking story.

Next time Republicans should join in the process maybe read a book about how laws are enacted, voted on, bill passage, etc.

Rightwingers are dumb.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#992300 Sep 30, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You do realize the Air Force isn't in the Constitution either, right?
Air Force belonged to the Army when created so constitutional. Yes I know no standing Army. That is why they have to fund it every year.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#992301 Sep 30, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You do realize the Air Force isn't in the Constitution either, right?
Neither is the EPA, Education, IRS, or HHS. Next?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#992302 Sep 30, 2013
Homer wrote:
So next time I vote if they ask me to show ID I am going to whip out my copy of the U.S. Constitution and ask them to show me where does it state I need to show a photo ID.
No rightwing bureaucrat is going to prevent Homer from voting.
Section 4 Homer section 4.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#992303 Sep 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> No suppression. Get the photo id and vote. If it's so important to democrats get out there and bus them to the DMV. Hell you bus them to the polling place. So why not? According to you it would be in the democrats best interest.
Ricky Tyrone Lewis is a 58 year-old Marine Corps veteran. Despite the fact that he was able to offer Wisconsin voting officials proof of his honorable discharge from the Marines, Milwaukee County has been unable to find the record of his birth that he needs in order to obtain a voter ID card.

Ruthelle Frank is an 84 year-old former elected official who voted in every election for the last 63 years, yet she will be unable to obtain a voter ID unless she pays a fee to obtain a birth certificate from the Wisconsin government — despite the fact that the Constitution explicitly forbids any voter from being charged a fee in order to vote. Worse, because the attending physician at her birth misspelled her name on her original birth certificate, she may need to pay hundreds of dollars in court fees to petition the state judiciary to correct her certificate before she can obtain a voter ID.

Paul Carroll is an 86-year-old World War II veteran who has lived in the same Ohio town for four decades. Yet, when he attempted to vote in the recent Ohio primary, he was told his photo ID from the Department of Veterans Affairs was not good enough because it did not include his address.

Dorothy Cooper is a 96-year-old African-American woman who says she has voted in every election but one since she became eligible to vote. Yet, when she attempted to obtain a voter ID, she was turned away because she did not have a copy of her marriage license. In a subsequent interview, Cooper said that she didn’t even have problems voting in Tennessee “during Jim Crow days”— only now under Voter ID.

Thelma Mitchell is a 93-year-old woman who cleaned the Tennessee Capitol for 30 years. She never received a birth certificate, however, because she was delivered by a midwife in Alabama in 1918 and there was no record of her birth. When she attempted to obtain a voter ID, she was turned away for lack of a birth certificate by a clerk who suggested she could be an illegal immigrant.

Virginia Lasater is a 91-year-old woman who has been active in political campaigns for 70 years. Because of her advanced age, however, she is no longer able to stand for extended periods of time. When she attempted to obtain a voter ID, she was confronted with lines that stretched for several hours and no place to sit while she waited — forcing her to abandon her effort to obtain an ID due to her physical constraints.

Darwin Spinks is an 86 year-old World War II veteran. He was told to pay a fee before he could obtain a voter ID in Tennessee, despite the fact that charging someone to vote is unconstitutional.
Rita Platt is a Wisconsin resident who was turned away from her attempt to obtain a voter ID because she required either a birth certificate or a passport to obtain one — both of which can only be obtained if the voter pays a fee. Worse, in Wisconsin, voters must fill out a misleading form which suggests that they cannot obtain the birth certificate they need to obtain a photo ID unless they already have a photo ID.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#992304 Sep 30, 2013
Homer wrote:
Healthcare reform is the law of the land, it was passed by a majority in both houses and signed by the president. End of fcking story.
Next time Republicans should join in the process maybe read a book about how laws are enacted, voted on, bill passage, etc.
Rightwingers are dumb.
So is the debt ceiling but I hear you and others squawking about it.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#992305 Sep 30, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>
Ricky Tyrone Lewis is a 58 year-old Marine Corps veteran. Despite the fact that he was able to offer Wisconsin voting officials proof of his honorable discharge from the Marines, Milwaukee County has been unable to find the record of his birth that he needs in order to obtain a voter ID card.
Ruthelle Frank is an 84 year-old former elected official who voted in every election for the last 63 years, yet she will be unable to obtain a voter ID unless she pays a fee to obtain a birth certificate from the Wisconsin government — despite the fact that the Constitution explicitly forbids any voter from being charged a fee in order to vote. Worse, because the attending physician at her birth misspelled her name on her original birth certificate, she may need to pay hundreds of dollars in court fees to petition the state judiciary to correct her certificate before she can obtain a voter ID.
Paul Carroll is an 86-year-old World War II veteran who has lived in the same Ohio town for four decades. Yet, when he attempted to vote in the recent Ohio primary, he was told his photo ID from the Department of Veterans Affairs was not good enough because it did not include his address.
Dorothy Cooper is a 96-year-old African-American woman who says she has voted in every election but one since she became eligible to vote. Yet, when she attempted to obtain a voter ID, she was turned away because she did not have a copy of her marriage license. In a subsequent interview, Cooper said that she didn’t even have problems voting in Tennessee “during Jim Crow days”— only now under Voter ID.
Thelma Mitchell is a 93-year-old woman who cleaned the Tennessee Capitol for 30 years. She never received a birth certificate, however, because she was delivered by a midwife in Alabama in 1918 and there was no record of her birth. When she attempted to obtain a voter ID, she was turned away for lack of a birth certificate by a clerk who suggested she could be an illegal immigrant.
Virginia Lasater is a 91-year-old woman who has been active in political campaigns for 70 years. Because of her advanced age, however, she is no longer able to stand for extended periods of time. When she attempted to obtain a voter ID, she was confronted with lines that stretched for several hours and no place to sit while she waited — forcing her to abandon her effort to obtain an ID due to her physical constraints.
Darwin Spinks is an 86 year-old World War II veteran. He was told to pay a fee before he could obtain a voter ID in Tennessee, despite the fact that charging someone to vote is unconstitutional.
Rita Platt is a Wisconsin resident who was turned away from her attempt to obtain a voter ID because she required either a birth certificate or a passport to obtain one — both of which can only be obtained if the voter pays a fee. Worse, in Wisconsin, voters must fill out a misleading form which suggests that they cannot obtain the birth certificate they need to obtain a photo ID unless they already have a photo ID.
Section 4 of the constitution is the law of the land. Live with it! Or isn't that what you say?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#992306 Sep 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Air Force belonged to the Army when created so constitutional. Yes I know no standing Army. That is why they have to fund it every year.
lol! Son, the USCG was born just after the US Constitution....

... yet no mention of it.

And just because the service was created from an original one doesn't make it Constitutional. That's just YOUR interpretation!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#992307 Sep 30, 2013
Homer wrote:
Healthcare reform is the law of the land, it was passed by a majority in both houses and signed by the president. End of fcking story.
Next time Republicans should join in the process maybe read a book about how laws are enacted, voted on, bill passage, etc.
Rightwingers are dumb.
Homer comes out swinging and flags two out of the gate.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#992308 Sep 30, 2013
READ THE DAMN BILL wrote:
With Shutdown Near, Talk Is of Who's at Fault? Not of a Deal
IT IS A NO BRAINER DEM AND OBAMA!
>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>

Government Shutdown Blame Would Fall On Republicans, GOP Seen As 'Spoiled Children': Poll

>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>

""Most Americans would blame congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama for a shutdown, and many Americans view the GOP as acting like "spoiled children," according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday.

Forty-six percent of respondents would blame congressional Republicans, 36 percent would blame Obama and 13 percent would blame both. Sixty-nine percent said that the GOP is acting like "spoiled children" in the budget fight, while 58 percent think that of congressional Democrats and 49 percent think that of President Barack Obama. Six in 10 respondents reject the GOP's approach and think it is more important to avoid a shutdown than to make major changes to the Affordable Care Act.

The poll is an indication that the Republicans' hard-line approach does not resonate with many Americans, and could have consequences in future elections. Nevertheless, the GOP has touted the tactic of using the continuing resolution to fund the government to demand changes to Obamacare, crafting the populist slogan "Make DC Listen

----------

This will make you hate America Teabaggers even more toxic to real Americans.

Teabagger popularity is already lower than that of Congress..........
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#992309 Sep 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Neither is the EPA, Education, IRS, or HHS. Next?
lol! That's right son! Nor is the FBI, NSA, CIA and countless other agencies... including border patrol!

But hey, if this doesn't bother you, then don't worry.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#992310 Sep 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Voting day.
I walk into the polling place.
Me: "Hey guys, how's the vote going."
Them: "Hi Dave, can I see a photo ID
Me: "Nope
Them: "OK, sign the book & Jerry will hand you your ballot."
What is your argument for not having to show ID? We do in Connecticut and have been for years and it's no problem.

Is your argument as valid as Obama's assertion that Al Qaeda is on the run before the liar was reelected?

It will be interesting to see what your lie is.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#992311 Sep 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Section 4 Homer section 4.
Negative. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution stating you need a photo id in order to vote.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#992313 Sep 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> So is the debt ceiling but I hear you and others squawking about it.
I've been squawking about it since Reagan raised it.

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