Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1383597 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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PDUPONT

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."
http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/accep...
...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?
WOW

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

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#994021 Oct 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO.
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.
sonicfilter

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.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Realtime

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."

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science-technol...

Christians and their hocus-pocus beliefs...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#994025 Oct 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
why do you have to make sht up?
Here is what you said:

"homosexuals only make up about 3% of the population but you guys have a tizzy over them."

What does that mean?

That 3% isn't worth the fuss?

Since: Nov 11

United States

#994026 Oct 2, 2013
Republicans offer separate funding for cancer kids hospital, Democrats refuse it!!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#994027 Oct 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
if it didn't collapse under the big spending Reagan and Bush then i don't think we have much to worry about.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#994028 Oct 2, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
So, in three years everything with the post office will be okay. That's good to know.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#994029 Oct 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"unfair to delay the individual mandate"? How so?


Because the healthcare industry, at great expense, has done everything expected of them to provide the services necessary and the people most affected by the mandate are entitled to sign-up. It's the law.
WOW

New York, NY

#994030 Oct 2, 2013
Did obama learn how to be a great leader yet is the government open yet I guess your fans can't help you barak you are no ones King President Oblamer you are learning how it works didnt think Oh Smartest of them all this could happen so maybe you dont need to be so popular maybe you can sing al green to your new bosses maybe if you were scared of the American people the way you are scared of your wife you thought that sounded cute you looked like a SUCKER saying that, you looked real suspect light in the pants Bill Cosbey never said he was scared of his wife and he made a baby while she was in the shower
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#994031 Oct 2, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Democrats blaming Republicans for Obamacare computers not working!!!
Liberals blame the Tea Party!!!
damn straight it's the tea party!

they've overloaded the system by not waiting for all the real liberals to sign up first!

cause you know what they say....

In the old days, they used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. When it comes to health insurance, it seems a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by an illness.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#994032 Oct 2, 2013
Register....for Obamacare...

go on...

"...went on to point out that the site makes you input all your personal information before giving you an indication of the costs, meaning a database of the “uninsured” is being built."

http://www.infowars.com/obamacare-fines-to-be...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#994033 Oct 2, 2013
The GOP’s Misinformation Problem in Action (II)

Bill Kristol’s advice to the GOP today is a good example of how Republicans are routinely misinformed by their own pundits:

That’s the Republicans’ situation today. They have a hand they could easily make worse by panicking, and which could be good enough for a win or draw if they keep calm. And their odds could improve if they now take a few days vigorously to make their case to the country: that they have acted to fund the government—while protecting Americans from having to buy insurance they don’t want from exchanges they can’t trust, and while reversing the special deal the Obama administration arranged for Congress so that Congress will have to live by the laws they impose on others.

To state the obvious, Republicans don’t have a “hand” good enough to win or draw. Being calm or panicking is irrelevant here. The question isn’t whether Republicans are going to lose a standoff they should never have attempted, but how quickly they can minimize the damage they are doing to themselves and to the country. Urging the GOP to “stand pat” in the hope of a “victory” that isn’t forthcoming is to encourage Republicans to maximize the harm they do to themselves and to the U.S.. It is mindless dead-ender advice that ought to be ignored, but because it flatters Republican politicians and tells them what they want to hear it will probably be taken seriously.

Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to what the Republicans have already done, a majority is opposed to what they are trying to do (i.e., defund the ACA), and disapproval of Congressional Republicans is equally overwhelming. What case could Republican leaders possibly make that would turn around public opinion when it is against them by a margin of 50-60 points? As it happens, the government hasn’t been funded, and Americans are not “protected” from the provisions of the ACA, so a case asserting that these things have been done will simply make the GOP appear more ridiculous than it is. The longer that the shutdown continues, the worse these numbers are going to get for the GOP. If Republicans “stand pat,” they are likely to be run over.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994034 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>

The only mandate is to have insurance.
There is no mandate to have insurance.

Dumbass Dave is a liar.
WOW

New York, NY

#994035 Oct 2, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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"
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/new-heal...
I keep telling them they do not know what goes on in healthcare hospitals are being closed left and right who will provide the care rural areas need hospitals you need access if you dont have access you do what the rich oil shieks do they get on their private JETS and come to America or England get treated and go home we are being set up Black white POOR republican or democrats look at the nation obamas image is being used to provoke what you see is going on when did Blacks become the MAJORITY in America they keep saying Majority rules

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