Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263757 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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#994100 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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do you ever first try to see if you can back up what you imply? your dependence on right wing misinformation just makes you look the fool.
“Conservative” Bush Spends More than “Liberal” Presidents Clinton, Carter
The Bush administration’s newly released budget projections reveal an anticipated budget deficit of $450 billion for the current fiscal year, up another $151 billion since February. Supporters and critics of the administration are tripping over themselves to blame the deficit on tax cuts, the war, and a slow economy. But the fact is we have mounting deficits because George W. Bush is the most gratuitous big spender to occupy the White House since Jimmy Carter. One could say that he has become the “Mother of All Big Spenders.”
The new estimates show that, under Bush, total outlays will have risen $408 billion in just three years to $2.272 trillion: an enormous increase in federal spending of 22 percent. Administration officials privately admit that spending is too high. Yet they argue that deficits are appropriate in times of war and recession. So, is it true that the war on terrorism has resulted in an increase in defense spending? Yes. And, is it also true that a slow economy has meant a decreased stream of tax revenues to pay for government? Yes again.
But the real truth is that national defense is far from being responsible for all of the spending increases. According to the new numbers, defense spending will have risen by about 34 percent since Bush came into office. But, at the same time, non-defense discretionary spending will have skyrocketed by almost 28 percent. Government agencies that Republicans were calling to be abolished less than 10 years ago, such as education and labor, have enjoyed jaw-dropping spending increases under Bush of 70 percent and 65 percent respectively.
Now, most rational people would cut back on their spending if they knew their income was going to be reduced in the near future. Any smart company would look to cut costs should the business climate take a turn for the worse. But the administration has been free spending into the face of a recessionary economy from day one without making any serious attempt to reduce costs.
http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/c...
Where does Obama's $6 trillion fit in with his wasteful stimulus that did nothing to help the economy and Obamacare which came before jobs and the economy and constricting jobs and the economy after it was passed?

Did Carter or Clinton have a 9/11 to contend with? Or two wars to contend with and supported by Democrats?

You really need to get some perspective ASAP.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#994101 Oct 2, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Okay, So he was a success at making pizza, I'm happy for him but, how exactly does that qualify his ignorant as for being president? I don't give a shit about race, Barack Obama was the most qualified person for the job in the past 2 elections. You can make up all the damn lies about Frank Marshall Davis all you want. You can lie about citizenship &, legal standings all you want. it won't change the facts because, after all facts are truth with evidence to back it up. All you have is retarded thoughts from a conspiracy theory website!
This dunce that has Jay z semen coming out of his nose Liberal Democrat education of AMERICAN CHILDREN this fool cusses Herman Caine and he goes by hear say glorifies a DRUG DEALING CRIMINAL
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994102 Oct 2, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you on the left accept discrimination against a group just because they are Christians.
...or because they are successful in life...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#994103 Oct 2, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Veterans refused access to memorial park, by Obama PERSONALLY!!!
But Republicans and talk radio pressure forced Obama to change his orders to arrest veterans!!
No lie too big for a reptard.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994104 Oct 2, 2013
I've been saying since the very first day ObamaKare was put on the Congress agenda that the increase in demand for health care benefits would cause the entire health care system to degrade for everyone.
Now, 4 years later, it looks like CNN has figured out what should have been obvious from day one and the very first descriptions of ObamaKare:

Demand could crash health care system
CNN- Obamacare is expected to increase patient demand for medical services. Combine that with a worsening shortage of doctors, and next year you may have to wait a little longer to get a doctor's appointment.

The entirety of ObamaKare was accurately categorized as a Marxist program that would degrade the entire health care system in the United States when it was originally proposed.
Now, it's actually degrading health care, causing the economy to stagnate, and taking health insurance away from people who had it before ObamaKare, and finally the obvious predictions from 4 years ago are being acknowledged.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994105 Oct 2, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Veterans refused access to memorial park, by Obama PERSONALLY!!!
But Republicans and talk radio pressure forced Obama to change his orders to arrest veterans!!
Who paid for the Obama thugs to erect the barriers around a monument that is normally open 24/7/365?
tell_it_like_it_ IS

United States

#994106 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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tension?
no, but the humor factor, as it becomes more apparent that the Republicans in Congress are going to get none of what they want, is increasing by the minute.
Where does it say that YOU get everything you scream and holler for?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#994108 Oct 2, 2013
flack wrote:
You were warned!!!!
Lexington, Kentucky (CNN)-- Obamacare is expected to increase patient demand for medical services. Combine that with a worsening shortage of doctors, and next year you may have to wait a little longer to get a doctor's appointment. And the crowded emergency room may become even more so.
There are approximately 48 million uninsured people in the United States. When the mandatory insurance rules of Obamacare kick in next year, and a couple dozen states expand who is eligible for Medicaid, you can bet more people are going to want to use their health benefits.
In fact, so many people were anxious to get access to health insurance -- many for the first time -- when the insurance marketplaces opened Tuesday, more than a dozen of the websites experienced technical glitches.
Dr. Ryan A. Stanton is worried that this coming flood of newly insured patients may crash the U.S. health care system as well. Stanton works at the emergency room at the busy Georgetown Community Hospital right outside of Lexington, Kentucky.
While he sees trauma cases often, a good number of the patients he sees aren't actually emergencies. They're the uninsured who can't afford to pay for a regular doctor's visit -- so they use the emergency room instead.
"We now see people without health insurance coming in for their regular checkup here," Stanton said. "We can't turn anyone away like a doctor's office could.... I worry though with (Obamacare) this will significantly increase patient volume."
Like I said, it's going to be a lot easier getting emergent surgery going to the local butcher and hope he knows human anatomy.

People in the UK and Canada would come here. Where do we go?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#994109 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You can buy insurance just like you did before.
The only mandate is to have insurance. You do not have to buy it through the exchanges.
Do you have health insurance?
There are lots of laws that say what he can & can not do, what we have to do or face the consequences.
Unless we pass a law that says hospitals medical people can refuse to treat those who cannot pay in advance, then we need a mandate. If we want to eliminate pre-existying conditions, we need a mandate.
Until then, get insurance or pay the fine. Mooching off the system should not be an option.
Its not a new concept. Deal with it.
"real dumb"
You are sick. You are one of the loons who needs a government to control your life. It is a travesty that the government can fine people for not purchasing a product the may not want or need. Whats next? The government fines folks who choose not to bathe? The government fines folks who choose to speak out against nobamakare? The government fines folks who dare to think liberal loons like you are pieces of crap? The government fines folks who refuse to bow down and pray to the messiah, the boy president nobama.
Peace
KMA
WOW

Bronx, NY

#994110 Oct 2, 2013
The Democrats as in 1864 they want to divide America Again WOW this time they are using the Former slaves to do the job the KKK once did for them WOW
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#994111 Oct 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
By November 2014 the inconsequential government shutdown will be forgotten and ObamaKKKare will be like rotting fruit.
oh sure. and Mitt is in the WH.

but you can always change your Topix name. again.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#994112 Oct 2, 2013
The oblamer supporter embraces the shutdown because they would tell the leader of the free world to get back to work BUT GET THIS THEY CAN'T TELL OBAMA WHAT to do either thats the real joke he does what he wants he meets with more of his wallstreet donors than he does with THE CONG. BLACK >CAUCUS Blacks do not control obama they are his YES PEOPLE

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#994113 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so you're saying that the dems were smarter that Reagan? 11 times?
How can you even ask that with a straight face? How many times did he LOWER taxes?

How many times have Democrats lowered taxes? When all they know is how to raise them?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994114 Oct 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
no mandate, just a tax...an uncollectable tax...
Exactly.
Those who can't afford to pay for health insurance also can't afford to pay income taxes. So, if they can't afford to pay income taxes, how can they afford to pay the ObamaKare "tax"?
The end result is, it's meaningless. That was nothing more than a ruse to make it appear as if there was some penalty for irresponsible behavior, such as not having health insurance. Those irresponsible people are being subsidized by the government anyway. The "requirement" for them to have health insurance will also be subsidized by the government... i.e. us.
ObamaKare is nothing more than another Marxist welfare program. And, just like every other Marxist idea that has ever existed, it is like a cancer to anything it affects.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994115 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Here's A Tally Of Which House Republicans Are Ready To Fund The Government, No Strings Attached
In the hours since the government shut down, House Republicans have slowly but steadily been coming forward to say they're ready to pass a bill to fund the government with no strings attached.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of those Republicans hit 17 -- the magic number. If all 200 Democrats stick together and team up with those Republicans, they have the votes to pass a clean funding bill. Of course, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would have to be willing to put that bill on the floor in the first place. But if he did, the votes appear to be there for passage, at which point the bill would sail through the Senate and be signed by President Barack Obama, ending the shutdown.
Here's who those House Republicans are, and why they say they're done with trying to force through provisions to delay or defund Obamacare in order to keep the government running. We'll update the list when, or if, more come in.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/hous...
You wouldn't happen to have a source other than a pathological lying Communist Party USA rag, would you?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#994116 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
tension?
no, but the humor factor, as it becomes more apparent that the Republicans in Congress are going to get none of what they want, is increasing by the minute.
The LEADER of the SHIP WITH NO sail or rudder that is Obamas Presidency he let them WIN that was his job to bring America and Americans Down, and AFRICAN AMERICAN BIGOTRY wont change anything only destroy WHAT AMERICANS BEFORE BUILT obama didnt make anything possible in America for Anyone and thats the Miseducation of AMERICAN CHILDREN/ obama is like the captain of the CONCORDIA abandon SHIP good leadership well you not Roosevelt, you not Kennedy,you not Lincoln, you not even Jefferson Davis ha barak

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#994117 Oct 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
ObamaKKKare is wealth redistribution, no more, no less.
Understand that and the differences of opinion on the program can be understood.


Yes but there was extensive debate & you lost. There were court cases and you lost. Then there was the 2012 Presidential race & you lost.

I guess the new order in DC will be to refuse to do anything until Obamacare is repealed, abortion made illegal, Christianity the official religion, and bazookas & assault rifles are free for second graders.

This is not how Congress is supposed to work.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#994118 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
You watch the black out media. Have they covered Obama putting a rope around a war monument in D.C. in the great outdoors because of the shutdown?

And asking what president in their right mind would do that?

Just curious.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#994119 Oct 2, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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What taxpayer subsidies imbecile? It's about choosing coverage and buying insurance.
You're an idiot Galt!
"pdumb"
You are the idiot. Story in today's Spokane Spokesman Review. A certain Penny S, a resident's story was part of a feature article. They purchased a new health insurance policy cost $1674 per month. But she said thanks to the government subsidy of $1371 they would only pay "$301 per month.
Who is paying for that subsidy "pdumb". The tax payer. You should get in line, I am sure you would qualify for 100% free taxpayer subsidized health care.
Peace
KMA
WOW

Bronx, NY

#994120 Oct 2, 2013
Funny no lily today mmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmm could one of her other screen names call her maybe the *itch is dead and rottin or maybe she is online applying for obamacare she is a fellow American we should be concerned about that *itches WELFARE hahahahaha

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