Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263713 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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brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#992841 Oct 1, 2013
US Congress shut down the Government. You can't re-fight the 2012 election in 2013 Republican losers. The will of the American people has spoken. Obama has give and give to Republican demands until he had it with them. Republicans are afraid Americans might like Obamacare.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#992842 Oct 1, 2013
Grampy wrote:
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Why should he say anything? The reporter misdirected the question, he should he asking Harry Reid, not John Boehner.
do you think there will come a day when republicans won't blame every mistake they make on democrats?

for example....since Bush couldn't stop 9/11 then Clinton should have. since Bush wouldn't stop giving home loans to "those with bad credit histories" Clinton should have stopped it. since Bush wouldn't stop cutting taxes while outspending the last 2 liberal Presidents, then Congress should have stopped him.

and so forth all day long.

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Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#992843 Oct 1, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
Obese Republicans are more abundant than fit Democrats. Case in point Gay Karl Rove and impotent Rush Limbaugh.
Sounds like you never watched any National Party Conventions.

At the Democrat Conventions the television cameramen have to set up 100 feet away from the delegates to run a panoramic scan of the participants. Even then with wide angle lens they can only film three or four of the fatties at a time.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#992844 Oct 1, 2013
so what did the republicans accomplish?

nothing.

Obamacare Launches Today

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/obam...

spin that.

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#992845 Oct 1, 2013
Republicans 2009 - 2013

124 Religion Bills

149 Gun Bills

56 Abortion Bills

44 Anti-Obamacare Bills

36 Marriage Bills

0 Job Bills

It s time Republicans grow the f*ck up & do something that really helps this country.

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brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#992846 Oct 1, 2013
I saw enough Tea Party conventions to see if they lost fifty pounds, all they would have to do is look behind them to find it.

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brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#992847 Oct 1, 2013
Richard Nixon set such a good Republican example on how to dodge prison. He led others astray.

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#992848 Oct 1, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>There are no existing obstacles to legal voters in this country, just shytheads who want to circumvent the law.
BTW, that's a picture of a mask, you twit.
No obstacles? Just a requirement that you must have a special photo ID that is only available in special places at are few & far between.

11-12% of LEGAL: voters do not have a photo ID.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#992849 Oct 1, 2013
Republican government shutdown prevents getting gun permits while in effect.

There is a God!

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#992850 Oct 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Smart people assess the risk before deciding whether to buy insurance...
The risk s the potential of a medical event that can cost you everything you own and/or destroy the ability to continue in your work.

Parkinsons? Stroke? Cancer?

Take the cost of insurance & subtract the benefits you get. What is it worth?

I bet you carry car insurance beyond injury & liability. I bet you carry fire insurance on your house.

Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#992851 Oct 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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do you think there will come a day when republicans won't blame every mistake they make on democrats?
for example....since Bush couldn't stop 9/11 then Clinton should have. since Bush wouldn't stop giving home loans to "those with bad credit histories" Clinton should have stopped it. since Bush wouldn't stop cutting taxes while outspending the last 2 liberal Presidents, then Congress should have stopped him.
and so forth all day long.
Obama's and Democrats record spending and deficits? If not restrained they'll double bush's spending.

Watch in 5 to 10 years, history will prove Obama to be the most crooked president ever?!

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#992853 Oct 1, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Let us take a look. In this state a photo ID is required to drive a car, to get into city halls, to board an airplane, to enter the county court house, to be in an establishment, bar, cocktail lounge, tavern that does not permit minors, that sells spirits, to cash and EBT check.
Why are you so darn dumb? Do you practice?
Peace
KMA
You can fly anywhere you want without a photo ID.

I haven't been carded in decades to buy alcohol or tobacco.

To think 11-12% of eligible voters can't get into city hall is stupid.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#992855 Oct 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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No obstacles? Just a requirement that you must have a special photo ID that is only available in special places at are few & far between.
11-12% of LEGAL: voters do not have a photo ID.
Urban Blacks are leery about obtaining photo IDs. DMV conducts computer checks for criminal history and outstanding warrants on photo IDs. There's most of your 11-12%.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#992856 Oct 1, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Republican government shutdown prevents getting gun permits while in effect.
There is a God!
Must be real frustrating for the Chicago gangbangers!

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#992857 Oct 1, 2013
I know. it can a joke.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#992858 Oct 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Smart people assess the risk before deciding whether to buy insurance...
And FOR the healthier, younger crowds, it will STILL be cheaper for them to just pay when needed!!!

Many of us have NO desire for out CHILDREN to be having to SUCKERED into paying for yet MORE UNFUNDED, parasite SlackerTics.

It's BAD enough that so MANY already DO---and THAT isn't even B-U-D-G-E-T-E-D.

WHY is the givverment trying to DRAG insurance companies DOWN with it now too?

These "subsidies"...WHO in their RIGHT minds would ADD SUCH an INSANE procedure of nothing but MORE beaurcraTic paper work-to health care?

ONLY the WASTEFUL, red tape licking givverment!

Sending "assistance" checks OUT into the hands of the masses having to deal with the TWILIGHT zone doodahs, and thinking the masses will apply them correctly?

GET REAL birdcageworthy paperweight DREAMERS!!!

UNBELIEVABLE. WTH planet are people like that living on? HOW did they ever get into ANY office of representation?

Ohhh...dom't like having to DEAL with PAYING BILLS everymonth..it otay twilighters...you can just collect a check at the END of the year, any ol' receipt will do.

GET REAL DREAMERS.

NO IRS KGB agents in health care free market industry-direct HIPPA violation!

DIRECT PAYMENTS only, for those who CHOOSE to ONLY.

Time to STOP SPENDING.

Either be ACCOUNTABLE, subsidize STATE health agencies AND insurance providers directly--and make it AFFORDABLE for lower to mid range Working class masses, and while they're at it-START charging and/or Capping the already OVER BLOATED, system abusing FWEE riding sectors.

And LEAVE the lifelong earning and contributing SENIOR CITIZEN sectors ALONE....Thieves! For SHAME-BLue Cross ALREADY DENYING Seniors the benefits of the coverages they PAY EXTRA, for next year!!

SHAME on America!!!!!!!!!!
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And working class America says-THANK YOU Mr. Boehner!

"I would say to the president: This is not about me," Boehner said. "This is not about Republicans here in Congress.

It's about fairness for the American people.

DELAY, REPAIR and REFORM the current MESS of the currently Communistic. Spend and Drain health care monstrosity of nothing but Marxist like BEAUROCRACY!

WORKING CLASS America deserves BETTER!!!
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#992859 Oct 1, 2013
Way to go Republican aholes, hold the country hostage or the sake of a group of rightwing retards.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#992861 Oct 1, 2013
Obama’s empathy for our nation has been demonstrated numerous times. That’s why republicans have labeled him as Obamacare. Now he is going to gather up the Tea and cast it out unto the waters of oblivion with the traditionalist republicans help.
Fortunately there is hope and it is being demonstrated, more and more every day, with the moderate republicans and the intellectuals of the party that are distancing themselves from the dysfunctional “Ideologues” of their party. Obama has aided them with his brilliance. A Tea bulwark has fallen.
Obamacare drives a wedge, fracturing republican party. Phoenix Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer pulled off a major coup by distancing herself, along with a few staunch republican state senators, from their extremist elements within their party. Rallying the support by emphasizing “Moral and Monetarily Correct”. Stating “It’s pro-life, it’s saving lives, it is creating jobs, it is saving hospitals,” and “I don’t know how you can get any more conservative than that,”
Typical of the intoxicated Tea Party’s strategy. Derogatory remarks are let loose with no substance to any issue for debate. Going so far as to invoke some religious sniping by A.J LaFaro chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, comparing Jan Brewer to Judas! Libertarian blog post by Tyler S. Boyer on the “Freedom Works” site, refers to Jan as “An unfortunate display of ineptitude.” Derogatory continues to surface from the right wing extremist. Reagan once said” Republicans should not speak ill of one another” Something the extremist have ignored, as they have demonstrated on various issues, ignoring supporting their constituents for some personal ego political ploy. Ignoring the facts that voters agreed, in 1996 and in 2000, to extend Medicaid coverage to childless adults, one of the main beneficiaries of the Medicaid expansion.
Mr. Coughlin states “Ideologues have their agendas” Mr. Coughlin goes on to say “and the part of the party that’s taking issue with the governor right now is all made up of ideologues”!
Moderate republicans will be required to expand their platforms to educate their constituents of the fallacies of the zealot extremist policies. Focusing on the more intelligent groups within their spheres such as women and independents.
Bruce Merrill, political behaviorist senior research at Morrison Institute for Public Policy of the Arizona University states “how truly fractured the Republican Party in Arizona is.” expressly due to Obamacare.
“The real brilliance of Barack Obama when he made Medicaid an all-or-nothing proposition,” giving states no option but to cover individuals with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line if they were to qualify for federal reimbursement,“was that he pitted fiscally conservative Republicans against one another,” he said.
Governor Jan Brewer views it as merely bruised egos that will heal with time.“Nobody likes to lose, and that’s what happened”. AND this is but one example of many.
Tea will not be served…. Out of service…
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#992862 Oct 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Time to sit back and let it play out...
Can't we fast fwd to 2016 and get at least a Little SANITY back in DC and surrounding areas again?

UNreal, just UNbelievable.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#992863 Oct 1, 2013
The Republican Party is becoming less and less like a traditional political party in a representative democracy and becoming more like an apocalyptic cult, or one of the intensely ideological authoritarian parties of 20th century Europe.

Norman Ornstein and Tom Mann, scholars at the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution respectively, put it all in a book, for those with intellectual interest in politics. Title of the book is Its Even Worse Than It Looks”:” How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism”. They went further with an essay written for the Washington Post, titled “Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.”
How far have the republicans sunk into the quagmire, you may wonder. Survey political strategist, lobbyist, pollsters and think tanks. Here is one; Chairman of Barbour Griffith & Rogers; Ed Rogers. Formerly the top aid to G.W. Bush and Reagan puts in simple terms.“The G.O.P. House has between 20 and 30 members who are ideological purists who think every issue and vote is black or white. Combine that with the members who fear a primary from the right, and you have maybe 60 votes that are hard to get. We have lost the art of governing in Washington. In the Congress no one is able to make and execute long-term plans.”

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