Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232532 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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TSM

El Paso, TX

#993835 Oct 2, 2013
Thank you Obama/Liberals for this ‘Government Shutdown’ it validated/highlighted what the American People have been saying since 2010 ‘ Government is Over Bloated!!’ The fact 93% of EPA Employees Considered 'Non-Essential', 9 out of 10 IRS workers sent home it’s time to downsize Government from Big Fries to Small Fries!!

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#993836 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Alan Grayson: Republicans are rejecting Obamacare out of drunken anger
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) did not discount what he called “public reports” that Republican lawmakers were drinking on the job, telling Salon that it was affecting their job performance.
“It’s a fact we all have to live with,” Grayson said in an interview published on Tuesday.“It’s making them violent and abusive towards America.”
Grayson did not identify any Congress members by name, but told Salon that “you can smell alcohol on their breath as they’re voting gleefully to shut down the government and create chaos.”
Huffington Post correspondent Jennifer Bendery wrote on Twitter on Monday night that,“About every other House lawmaker I just talked to smelled like booze. It’s only 9pm.” Bendery’s account corroborates a Post report from Saturday that other media members witnessed or smelled unidentified lawmakers drinking in the midst of negotiations over shuttering government offices.
Grayson also accused House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) of stymieing a vote on a “clean” continuing resolution — one providing funding for the government that also includes the Affordable Care Act — out of self-preservation.
“He enjoys his golf games with the president, and he doesn’t want to lose that perk, and so he’s desperate to maintain his relevance, and that means maintaining his position at all costs,” Grayson told Salon.“Even the kind of costs we’re seeing now for the country.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/01/alan-gr...
here's where Reagan rolls over in his grave.....
While Republican opposition has hinged on the new healthcare law, Grayson also accused Republicans of wanting to roll back other public health programs, such as the mandate requring emergency rooms to provide health care for patients unable to pay for their services.
"it's only 9pm"??? Lmao! You guys are desperate. Hell, real time has booze on his breath before 11am.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993837 Oct 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, and this is from the rightwing beloved Rasmussen Reports -
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.
The president's total job approval for September inched up a point from August to 48%, his highest rating since May. But that’s still down eight points from December’s high of 56%.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
Another rightwing lie debunked.
Don't pee your pants just yet, Homer. More headlines are to come in the days ahead and more "glitches" when reality sinks in.

Let's wait to celebrate Obama's 1% margin of victory until after the debt ceiling debate soon and Obamacare really hits the fan.

By the way, do you favor Obamacare over the Affordable Care Act?

Just testing...people in the streets chose one over the other on the Jimmy Kimmel show the other night and even explained why.

Proving more people are completely clueless than we even imagine.
NuculurSurpriZed

Lakewood, NJ

#993838 Oct 2, 2013
waxywaxturd wrote:
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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993839 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Image means something very different than physical characteristics in the spiritual realm.
Maybe we're connected to ETs and were created in their image. They have two eyes, a nose, a mouth and limbs too, you know. How did we get so smart evolving from an ape as you want to believe?
The mysteries in this life as we know it are far beyond our limited grasp of understanding, Homer.
Even so, there's only one Source in all of creation and many, myself included, call it God.
Basically, we know nothing compared to all there is to know.
Love is all that matters in the end.
Calm down, I was teasing you.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#993840 Oct 2, 2013
The problem with racists and racism you can't tell if someone is racists just by their color or Political Party because then all African Americans would be called bigots by the color and party and if you can say the party of slavery jim crow,lynchings, The KKK can change lets hope you can embrace the GOP the same way you embraced the party of the KKK for the new deal it wasnt a deal for BLACKS it was for Americans so sell your soul

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#993841 Oct 2, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah and he just 66. Elmore Leonard, another great one, died just a couple of months ago.
Leonard was a chain smoker who wrote pencil to paper.
Leonard's son, his first name is Peter I think, seems to be a really good writer on his own. Maybe he'll take up where his father left off...not sure if he can do justice to "Justified" though.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993842 Oct 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Take it up with Peter King, he's on your 'side'.
Peter King is not in the same position or have the same power as Harry Reid.

He's just one voice in a sea of Republicans. Reid is the voice of Obama.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#993843 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
but seems he's not an alcoholic like the tea party crowd.
they better hope that the DC AA meetings haven't been shut down.
Grayson financed his first campaign out of pocket__the millions that he earned by suing lying thieving military contractors such as Custer-Battles.

During his second campaign the money came to him virtually unsolicited.

He's not a teetotaler__just too ethical to show up in the house chambers after partying with lobbyists and donors.

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#993844 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...
Now what Eed. Were you wrong? Will you admit it?
Have you purchased alcohol without showing a photo ID?
taking things out of context is dishonest, dumbass Dave. Why don't you copy the first line, or entire article?
Lakeesha Bocateesha

Lakewood, NJ

#993845 Oct 2, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
Reports are that Congress reeks of alcohol. Republicans would cry uncle if ABC stores were shut down.
ol' drunk lily she finally gots a reason to switch parties
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#993846 Oct 2, 2013
John Boehner gave a rallying speech to Congress and the Tea Party today. He thanked his loved ones tobacco lobbyists, the oil companies, and the CEO's.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#993847 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
With Traditional GOP Allies Defecting, Big Business Takes Sides With Obama
Having failed to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown, business leaders fear bigger problems ahead, and they're taking sides with a Democratic president whose health care and regulatory agenda they have vigorously opposed.
President Barack Obama is embracing the business outreach, eager to employ groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street CEOs to portray House Republicans as out of touch even with their long-established corporate and financial patrons.
Yet, the partial closing of the government and the looming confrontation over the nation's borrowing limit highlight the remarkable drop in the business community's influence among House Republicans, who increasingly respond more to tea party conservatives than to the Chamber of Commerce.
On Wednesday, Obama is hosting chief executives from the nation's 19 biggest financial firms. Moreover, the Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter to Congress signed by about 250 business groups urging no shutdown and warning against a debt ceiling crisis that they say could lead to an economically disastrous default.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/with-tradit...
"There is an element of the more independent, tea party coalition Republicans that, frankly, don't listen to very many people," said John Engler, the former Republican governor of Michigan and now president of the Business Roundtable, one of the groups that signed the chamber letter. "They are on a mission, often defined on the basis of their view of the world, and they aren't paying very much attention to what this means beyond maybe their own districts."
Concerned, the Chamber of Commerce is preparing to participate in political primaries, protecting friendly lawmakers from conservative challengers. "Clearly we're getting to a point where we need a Congress that's going to be productive, proactive and create a stable environment for economic growth and job creation," said Scott Reed, a Republican political consultant who is advising the chamber on its strategy.
So so so what you saying in english is African American need wealthy WhiteMen to bailout the African American Black President so so so the Blackman can't do it by his self he needs Whitemen o lord wouldnt it have been easier to just Hire a White face to get the job done I mean Clinton has to hold his hands SMH no one see the joke clintomhas been his puppett master from day one the White Guy that called him a waiter or a member of the wait staff aaaawwwwwww snap they ashamed to just bow down to the Man so they angry birds ok lily Im going to get my meds from carol shes trying to sign me up for ostumblecare

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#993848 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Or how the IRS is going to decide if Homer needs a hemorrhoidectomy and file his tax returns at the same time.
once they get to know him, they'll realize he REALLY needs a hemorrhoidectomy.

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#993849 Oct 2, 2013
If Obama had a hemorrhoidectomy, we'd lose about half a dozen posters.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#993850 Oct 2, 2013
Snap

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#993851 Oct 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Hmmmm.... I heard the 80 members of the House who are holding Americans hostage represent only 18% of the population.
Clearly they don't represent the American people by any stretch of any imagination... unless you're a right wing nut!
homosexuals only make up about 3% of the population but you guys have a tizzy over them.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993852 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Peter King is not in the same position or have the same power as Harry Reid.
He's just one voice in a sea of Republicans. Reid is the voice of Obama.
He said Cruz is crazy. Does that sound like someone King or Reid should/would work with? King agrees with Reid, he in no way wanted to shut the government down nor use ACA as the vehicle to do so.

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#993853 Oct 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
This question has already been answered. Big business and corporations are exempt because they and republicans whined, cried and begged for a delay. "They couldn't get their ducks in a row." No such problem for the individual mandate. The exchanges didn't ask for a delay. They had invested a lot of time and money getting prepared and it would have been unfair to delay the individual mandate. The only ones asking for a delay were republicans.
"unfair to delay the individual mandate"? How so?

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#993854 Oct 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
They may not have a "contract" but they do have a legally binding benefit agreement.
wtf is a legally binding benefit agreement?

<hint; its a fcking contract>

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