Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#994196 Oct 2, 2013
"George Clooney Hopes Government Shutdown Ends Soon"

Headlines like this are a sign of how completely off the track our priorities have gone.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#994197 Oct 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>And Americans will remember to hold them accountable!
i just can tea party freaks committing suicide when the dems win the House.

the Buddhist immolation route would get people's attention. designate an area in front of the WH and let them have at it.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#994198 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.
If the policies in the exchanges are not as good a deal as they have now, they don't need to change.
You people are dumber than crap.
Their medical insurance gets cut right along with their full-time hours. You people are dumber than dirt.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#994199 Oct 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever asked a Tea Party member what they thought of the Bush administration's spending policies?
http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/c...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#994200 Oct 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
I posted all the evidence needed.. All those Senators & Congressmen debating & voting on oil subsidies.

And here you are claiming they don't exist?

As for healthcare, I guess you are saying cheapazz companies that offered health benefits before are now changing people to PT because they can now blame it on Obamacare & dumbasses like you will believe it.

I don't blame you for lying abut this. It has to be embarrassing for a person who b*tches here everyday about the "worthless" Americans getting subsidies when your job is subsidized.

Ouch-a-mundo
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#994201 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Lets review what was said
" Full-time workers are being reduced to part-time workers.
Because they are part-time, they loose their medical insurance"
Now, it says that companies are changing people from FT to PT & they are losing their insurance.
If hey are losing their insurance then they must have had it before.
So if the company's goal is to not pay insurance, why haven't they changed to PT work before?
The entire post was based on the idea that companies that currently offer insurance, won't anymore. And that just stupid.
The higher copays & deductibles comment was obviously about the exchanges. People don't have to buy from the exchanges & if they do, they have options relating to out-of-pocket expenses.
"So if the company's goal is to not pay insurance, why haven't they changed to PT work before?"

Many companies have been, continue to do so, and many more will be doing it in the future. You people are dumber than dirt.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#994202 Oct 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever asked a Tea Party member what they thought of the Bush administration's spending policies?
They never complain here. They blame it all on Obama. They support Republican Candidates like Ryan & Cantor & Santorum who were all instrumental in that spending.

If what you say is true, you would not support any Republican that was in Congress under Bush.

Who do you blame for the recession?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#994203 Oct 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, what you're saying is, 30 people can obstruct the activities that require a majority of 535 people to enact, right?
If what you said is anywhere even close to true, the other 505 people would just steamroll over those 30.
Obviously, there is a hell of a lot more than 30, you lying coxucking sackofshit fraudulent dupe.
Do you ever listen to yourself?
no matter how many they're only speaking for a small portion of us.

Congress, tea party hit all-time low in CNN polling

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/politics/cnn-po...

Poll: Tea Party Support Hits All-Time Low Nationally

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/09/30/poll-t...

http://www.gallup.com/poll/147635/tea-party-m...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#994204 Oct 2, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Their medical insurance gets cut right along with their full-time hours. You people are dumber than dirt.
The question is why these companies did not change FT people to PT people before?

There has always een the option to go to PT workers to avoid paying benefits.

Obamacare did not change that.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#994205 Oct 2, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
"So if the company's goal is to not pay insurance, why haven't they changed to PT work before?"
Many companies have been, continue to do so, and many more will be doing it in the future. You people are dumber than dirt.
If that were even true, it would have nothing to do with Obamacare so you fricken idiots should quit blaming Obama for that. That is my point, dumbass. Try to keep up.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#994206 Oct 2, 2013
October 2, 2013 - Clinton Sweeps Dems, Tops Republicans In 2016 Race

In womano-a-mano matchups, Clinton tops leading Republicans:

49 - 36 percent over Christie;
53 - 36 percent over Paul;
54 - 31 percent over Cruz.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-cent...

Ted who?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#994207 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I posted all the evidence needed.. All those Senators & Congressmen debating & voting on oil subsidies.
And here you are claiming they don't exist?
As for healthcare, I guess you are saying cheapazz companies that offered health benefits before are now changing people to PT because they can now blame it on Obamacare & dumbasses like you will believe it.
I don't blame you for lying abut this. It has to be embarrassing for a person who b*tches here everyday about the "worthless" Americans getting subsidies when your job is subsidized.
Ouch-a-mundo
"real dumb"
Please post just one bill, just one that was a subsidy for the oil companies. You keep claiming they exist. Offer some back up, not your usual lies and BS.
Peace
KMA
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994208 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>

As for healthcare, I guess you are saying ... companies that offered health benefits before are now changing people to PT because they can now blame it on Obamacare
yes...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#994209 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The question is why these companies did not change FT people to PT people before?
There has always een the option to go to PT workers to avoid paying benefits.
Obamacare did not change that.
Wrong..before ObamaKKKare, companies were not required to provide insurance to any employees...ObamaKKKare provided the distinction between full-time and part-time...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#994210 Oct 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
where does it say that You do?
compromise used to work, but when you have 30 people in Congress who think they knows what's best for us even though they are only speaking for 23% of us then they are the problem.
30 is a helluva lot more than the one person in the WH who thinks they know what's best for us even though he's only speaking for his liberal elite cronies.(I doubt his pal Clooney is too worried)

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#994211 Oct 2, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
Where will the 90% come from? For sure not you, you do not pay taxes, you just have your hand out. You like freebees.
Peace
KMA
Oh Eed, you don't know f*cking shit about what I do so go f*ck yourself.

At least I am not mooching of the federal government like you.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#994213 Oct 2, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong nitwit, it's an Obama/Reid my way or the highway shutdown.
I'm actually happy the Democrats shut down the government. Hopefully they will save some of the money they blow.
Oh, a true Faux News disciple: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Good luck with that strategy.

"Hours after the government officially lurched to a partial shutdown, a new poll released Tuesday showed Americans really aren’t crazy about Obamacare — but hate the Republican approach of closing the government in an effort to repeal it."

The Quinnipiac University national survey found that the public is split on the Affordable Care Act, with 47 percent opposed to it and 45 percent in favor. But Americans, by a lopsided 72-22 percent margin, say shutting down the government is not the answer.

Would the GOP fare better by refusing to raise the country’s debt ceiling to stop Obamacare? Not much: Americans oppose that approach 64-27 percent.

How about cutting off funding needed to implement the law, President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement? Americans oppose that 58–34 percent.

The poll found Republicans favor the shutdown by a 49-percent to 44-percent margin. But independents oppose it 74-19 percent, and Democrats reject it 90-6 percent.

Republicans own it. You can't escape that FACT.

http://news.yahoo.com/poll--americans-reject-...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#994214 Oct 2, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny they were allowed ONLY after the Tea Party raised hell!!!
No lie too big for a Teabagger.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#994215 Oct 2, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> They are getting down under the number of hours that require them to provide insurance. You just proved his point for him.
Not at all. He said "ALL" these employers were cutting the hours of FULL time employees. That is a Republican lie.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#994216 Oct 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
They never complain here. They blame it all on Obama. They support Republican Candidates like Ryan & Cantor & Santorum who were all instrumental in that spending.
If what you say is true, you would not support any Republican that was in Congress under Bush.
Who do you blame for the recession?
Who?

LOL...are you serious? Is that what this is to you, a blame game?

There's no 'one' person or party to blame for the state of our economy. If this was a 'who do we blame' you'd have to start with every politician who's ever voted for legislation that contained wasteful 'pork' spending and bribes to special interests.

My opinion is this country started to sink very quickly following the State of the Union address on January 8, 1964.

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