Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432271 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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Indianapolis, IN

#994004 Oct 2, 2013
Why the Shutdown Looks So Bad for the GOP

Not only are they taking the blame, but the Republican party’s divisions, fissures, and personal animosities are taking center stage.

During the Great Polling Disconnect of 2012, the Obama campaign, the press, and a number of pollsters thought that Barack Obama would win his second presidential election. Republicans and the Romney campaign were equally convinced the polls were flawed: The electorate would behave differently on Election Day.

There was a clear loser in that experiment. We're facing a similar test now with the government shutdown. Public opinion polls show overwhelming opposition to the GOP strategy. Republican Sen. John McCain tweeted a Quinnipiac poll Tuesday morning that shows 72 percent of Americans oppose Congress “shutting down major activities of the federal government” as a way to stop the Affordable Care Act from going into effect.

For the conservatives pushing the showdown over the president's health care plan, those numbers are either wrong or changeable. We're about to find out which side is right.

In the first hours of the shutdown, the terrain looks very bad for Republicans. It's amazing how consistent the polls have been about linking a confrontation over the Affordable Care Act to funding of the government. While polls show the public disapproves of the law, it has consistently told pollsters it is not in favor of tying government operations to defunding the health care plan. In addition to the Quinnipiac poll, the polls from CBS, CNN, CNBC, National Journal, and Kaiser show this. As GOP Sen. Jeff Flake said, Republicans have found the one gambit less popular than Obamacare.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#994005 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Obama orders Boehner, Pelosi, Reid & McConnell to a meetig at the White House.
Here's how it will go.
Obama: " John, WTF. "
Boehner: " Look, I have to get rid of those TeaParty Azzwipes. Shutting down government is one way to make therm look as GD dumb as they are"
Obama: "So our plan is working"
McConnell: "Like a charm - did you see the idiots Cruz, Rand Paul & Rubio the other day?"
Pelosi: "I've haven't seen anything as pathetic since Palin in her debate w/ Biden."
They all laugh as they are served dinner.
Obama orders? I'd tell him he's not king and to go FHS.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#994006 Oct 2, 2013
Thanks Obamacare!

"ATLANTA — In an ironic twist, Grady Memorial Hospital faces a $45 million funding loss directly related to a new health care law designed to benefit the hospital"

New York, NY

#994007 Oct 2, 2013
This is what happens to your sons freedom of choice Transgender prostitute gangs have taken over a midtown Atlanta neighborhood, where they have evolved from soliciting men for sex to dealing drugs on Argonne and 3rd Street.

According to the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance (MPSA), the trans prostitutes have joined forces with drug dealers to supplement their income.

One officer wrote in a report:“In recent weeks drug dealers have been menacing area residents as they deal drugs through the trans prostitutes. More and more dope boys are marauding around among the trans gang.”

The trans workers turned to drug dealing after the number of Johns looking for females dropped considerably (the trans prostitutes ran the female prostitutes off).I guess Nj Raider1 is one of these he is not ashamed of these Black Persons maybe he is one clean up the community hiding dirty laundry and not cleaning your house doesnt mean it is clean because you hide the filth in sonics mouth it still stinks raise the level of education before you bring racial pride to me My racial pride didnt come from Odumbles or the Democrats I OWE THEM NOTHING being democrat is not a Part of MY BLACK AMERICAN IDENTY

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#994008 Oct 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>My statement stands, I just didn't go into the graphic details.
Maybe they're more like anal cysts--you know, like Rush had his family doctor write a note about so the great Limbaughtomy could avoid the draft with a boil up his butt? Who was that conservative blogger who was declared 4-F because of acne? One-hit wonder Nugent brags about crapping in his pants for a week to be declared Hannity's standards they're all GREAT Americans.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994009 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
when Blazing Saddles becomes a perfect analogy to describe a political party i would think it would be time to shutter the RNC headquarters.
remember what happened to the KKK members?
What's the plan for after the government spends itself into collapse?
It is certain the government will collapse with the current leadership. What's the plan for the government after this certain collapse?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994010 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Who employs Congress? Who decides their pay & benefits?
So why haven't Republicans put up a bill canceling their health insurance funding?
If Congress reeving health benefits is so evil, why haven't Republicans done it already - years ago.
You really aren't too bright.
Congress votes their own benefits and the ObamaKKKare bill (passed by DemoKKKrats) moved Congress to the exchanges without any provision for subsidies.

Indianapolis, IN

#994011 Oct 2, 2013
Now that the much-threatened shutdown has become reality, Democratic and Republican party unity is critical. Democrats are united. Even Democratic senators up for re-election in predominantly Republican states have not bolted.(Remember how conservative Democrats abandoned the president repeatedly during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.)

If Republicans want to stand fast against overwhelming public opinion, unity during the shutdown is critical. They should be singing from the same song sheet, something that goes a little like this:“We acted to keep government open while trying to protect Americans from being forced into a system they don’t trust and which has had such problems the president has exempted big business but not regular people.” But there is no unity in the Republican chorus. That was clear even before the shutdown began, as Republican senators spoke openly about the folly of the GOP’s approach. That's why John McCain, who was one such senator, was tweeting out polling figures that undermine the House Republican cause. So many Republican members have spoken out against the strategy that the Tea Party Express sent out a fundraising appeal asking, "With Republicans Like These, Who Needs Democrats?"

Since: Nov 11

United States

#994012 Oct 2, 2013
Democrats blaming Republicans for Obamacare computers not working!!!

Liberals blame the Tea Party!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994013 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If they already have medical insurance, why would they decide now to change to PT workers? Why wouldn't they have done it already.
ObamaKKKare gives employers an excuse to dump medical benefits for non-essential employees on the taxpayers.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#994014 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep. They had to even make things up. Remember the gun video at one of those rallies which turned out to be a black guy toting it which they conveniently left out?
And pretty sure Fox was the only network who covered the black Republican who got the snot beat out of him by four union thugs.
But if one tea partier had so much as accidently bumped into someone else, it would have reported as all hell breaking loose by those bastard racists.
Liberals have lost their minds. Truly they have.
I believe it Carol. Their Obama worship is like a drug. They are too stoned on it to realize what they are doing.

Chicopee, MA

#994015 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Thought I should pass this on.
To the United States Federal Government:
The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You had 237 years to get it right and it is broke.
Social Security was established in 1935. You had 77 years to get it right and it is broke.
Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
War on Poverty started in 1964. You had 48 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the
poor" and they only want more.
Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You had 47 years to get it right and they are broke.
Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You had 42 years to get it right and it is broke.
The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 35 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
And now you want to run our health care system.
Does anyone have any common sense anymore?
Of course Carol, you just had to pass on your usual lies and distortions.
The only reason the Postal Service is in financial difficulty is because of the Congressional mandates that were imposed upon the Postal Service. Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), which was signed into law by President G.W. Bush on December 20, 2006.
One of the provisions of the PAEA was to mandate that the Postal Service fully pre-fund future retiree health benefits for the next 75 years, and to do it within a ten-year window. This means that the Postal Service is required to send to the U. S. Treasury $5.5 billion each September 30. Remember, this is to pay for the future retirement health benefits of people who haven't even been born yet. The Postal Service is the only entity that is mandated by law to do this. No government agency, corporation or organization is required to fully pre-fund future retirees' health benefits.
You're assertion that Social Security is broke is another one of your goddamned lies. Social Security in 2011 took in more that it spent and added $95 billion to its surplus and lifted 20 million Americans of all ages out of poverty. It will only stop taking in more than it spends in 2021 which is easily remedied by restoring the Reagan standard that 90 percent of wages are covered by the Social Security tax, which now applies to only 83 percent of wages. If we went back to the Reagan standard, the Social Security tax would apply to close to $200,000 of wages this year instead of $110,100.
Fannie Mae is not broke LIAR, In 2012 Fannie Mae announced its largest annual profit of 17.2 billion. With the continued recovery of the housing industry it's doing just fine and in the black.
Freddie Mac is also doing better with the improving housing market.
Many people are in poverty because of the low wages paid by companies like Wal Mart. If we were to raise the minimum wage to a level that people could actually live on their salaries then much poverty would disappear. Your denigration of the poor demonstrates once more that you’re a fraud as a Christian.
Medicare is not broke LIAR. In fact the ACA has improved the solvency of the program.
We are not importing more oil LIAR. In 2012 we were importing 42% less oil.
The ACA is not about controlling health care STUPID! It's about reining in the abuses by big insurance that prevented millions from getting health insurance.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994017 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
"Not having an ID does not necessarily mean a passenger won't be allowed to fly."
...and no guarantee that you will make your flight...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#994018 Oct 2, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Do you know what Pi$$ing in the wind is
Republicans trying to defund Obamacare...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994019 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
For companies that currently offer health insurance benefits, they always had the options of going o PT instead of FT to cut health benefit costs.
How you you know, I subsidize your pay & your benefit package. You should really STFU about government spending until you can make a living without being subsidized.
So, you finally found evidence that those mythical subsidies to oil companies exist? Please identify them to us. So far, you haven't been able to identify any. All you can do is regurgitate some party line mantra about some nebulous subsidy to oil companies that nobody can prove exists.

All companies always had the optioin to change full time employees to part time. It wasn't until ObamaKare was forced down everyone's throat that they chose to exercise that option. Obviously, providing health insurance to their employees was acdeptable to those companies before ObamaKare got the Cornhusker Kickback and Louisiana Purchase necessary for it to pass the Senate.

Before ObamaKare was forced on everyone not entitled to any of the exemptions being given to everyone who forced it down our throats, companies had no issue with providing health insurance to their employees. After ObamaKare, there is a big problem.
The only change was ObamaKare.
Therefore, it's either a huge conspiracy involving a multitude of independent companies throughout the country to make Obama look bad, or ObamaKare is the problem.

Now, you're not one of those conspiracy nuts, are you?

New York, NY

#994020 Oct 2, 2013
Jay Z covers the November 2013 issue of Vanity Fair. In addition to expressing pride at his former crack dealing past,We come from you guys, we represent you guys. Why are you perpetuating this? Why are you adding fuel to this ridiculous rumor?”It’s funny that we’re his people when he’s not rubbing his riches in our faces, or reminding us that he’s the 1%— and we’re not.

I guess Jay z forgot It's not where you from it's where you at


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#994021 Oct 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Kevin McCarthy, January 20, 2009:
"Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s ...policies."
As they should because they are lousy policies and bad for the country.

Indianapolis, IN

#994022 Oct 2, 2013
The GOP’s Misinformation Problem in Action

Robert Costa explains why there are so many Republicans in Congress committed to an effort that is certain to fail:

And so many of these members now live in the conservative world of talk radio and tea party conventions and Fox News invitations. And so the conservative strategy of the moment, no matter how unrealistic it might be, catches fire. The members begin to believe they can achieve things in divided government that most objective observers would believe is impossible [bold mine-DL]. Leaders are dealing with these expectations that wouldn’t exist in a normal environment.

Costa’s explanation seems to be the only way to account for Republican behavior that otherwise makes no sense. Picking an extremely unpopular fight that they are sure to lose doesn’t serve the party’s interests, and it doesn’t even seem to serve the longer-term interests of individual members. The trouble is that the Republicans most eager to have this fight may believe that they can prevail somehow, and they seem to be encouraged in this belief because they are relying on the same sources of misinformation that have served them so poorly in the past.

It is as if no one learned anything from the experience of the party-wide delusion that Romney was going to win the election. Some Republicans are making all of the same mistakes that they made when they ignored all of the evidence suggesting that the GOP was likely to lose in 2012. Most of the time, the echo chamber hurts conservatives and Republicans by making them oblivious to inconvenient facts and ideas, but in this case it is leading them to believe in an alternate political reality with its own set of rules. In that alternative reality, a pointless, self-defeating effort becomes a clever political strategy, and obnoxious and politically toxic tactics are treated as normal and appropriate.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#994023 Oct 2, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> LMAO!!! I checked a few of them. The only violence was in one the police arrested someone and in another a guy threaten to stab the interveiwer with a flag pole but nothing happened. The only real violence was the libtard SEIU goons beating up the black guy.
The topic was "violence at tea party rallies-gatherings etc."

Carol stated emphatically that there had never been a single instance of violence at any tea party event in the entire nation.

Now you and a couple of other of the thread morons come along wanting to add qualifiers__fk that!

Maybe you should also try "tea party rally arrests."
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#994024 Oct 2, 2013
Praying bad....salt good!

"Those who perform long-held rituals such as throwing salt over their shoulder are less likely to worry about ill-fortune, according to researchers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business."

Christians and their hocus-pocus beliefs...

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