Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233679 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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OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#994398 Oct 3, 2013
Yeah!

The Genius kicked your fairies azzzzzes twice!

Mitt magic undies?

LOST!

OBAMACARE KICKED HIS AZZZZZ!

enjoy the Republican shut down!

Tourists cancellations helping the economy?

Dummmmm azzzzzz Republicans!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994399 Oct 3, 2013
flack wrote:
143-year-old law has Washington treading gingerly during shutdown
Steve Liesman CNBC
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Lawmakers feel fenced in by an 1870 law.
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Lawmakers feel fenced in by an 1870 law.
Administration officials now live in fear of a 19th-century law that could get them fired, penalized or even imprisoned if they make the wrong choices while the government is shut down.
The law is the Antideficiency Act, passed by Congress in 1870 (and amended several times), which prohibits the government from incurring any monetary obligation for which Congress has not appropriated funds.
In shutting down the government, most memos cite the law as the reason. The Government Accountability Office says employees who violate the Antideficiency Act may be subject to disciplinary action, suspension and even "fines, imprisonment, or both."
CNBC has learned that in several executive branch departments, high-level staff members review individual decisions about what government activities to allow for fear of running afoul of the Antideficiency Act. One White House official said he has advised his employees not to check their email or cellphones. Under the act, even volunteering for government service is expressly prohibited.
In a memo to his department employees today, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew cited the law as the reason for reduced staffing.
"For the duration of this impasse, as required by the Antideficiency Act and directed by OMB, the Department will be required to operate with only the minimal staffing level necessary to execute only certain legally exempted activities," Lew wrote.
The only exemptions to the shutdown concern "emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property," according to government documents. That has meant airports and the Postal Service are open, Social Security checks get paid and federal prisons and courts will operate as normal as do most national security functions including the military and the Central Intelligence Agency. But national parks and museums are closed along with big parts of the departments of Education and Commerce
Congress passed the law as part of a struggle—dating back to the nation's founding—for control over the power of the purse. Some presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, would incur obligations for which Congress had to appropriate funds after the fact.
What is ironic is that Congress in shutting down the government has to at least to some extent given up the power of the purse to the executive branch. Under the broad guidelines of what constitutes an emergency or threat to life or property, OMB now more or less decides what gets funded and what doesn't. But that latitude is limited by the fear of officials that, sometime after the event, a given decision is found to have been in violation of the Antideficiency Act.
—By CNBC's Steve Liesman. Follow him on Twitter:@steveliesman
I believe the Constitution has authority in this matter. A law cannot change the requirements of the Constitution. The Constitution describes very well how the government is funded.
Occasionally, a law is required to remind this government that it is the Constitution that has all authority.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#994400 Oct 3, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Republican logic:
We can't afford to fund Obamacare, it will ruin the economy.
So, let's shut down the government to stop it....and ruin the economy!
Patrick always bent over and punked by No Surprize Eman, someone, or something..

You are an idiot...

It's the culture...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994401 Oct 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
michaelgerson@washpost.com blisters the tea party house members today.
So what?

Harry Reid is keeping the government shut down.

Why do the Democrats want to keep the government shut down?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994402 Oct 3, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
Yeah!
The Genius kicked your fairies azzzzzes twice!
Mitt magic undies?
LOST!
OBAMACARE KICKED HIS AZZZZZ!
enjoy the Republican shut down!
Tourists cancellations helping the economy?
Dummmmm azzzzzz Republicans!
Harry Reid is keeping the government shut down.

Why do the Democrats want to keep the government shut down?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994403 Oct 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Look, Moocher Eed, I am not talking about Social Security. I am talking about Medicare which, evidently contrary to you, a government supplied program paid for through taxation.
You already admitted to being on Medicare.
You're an idiot.
Medicare is for people who actually worked.
Medicaid is a Marxist welfare program for people who wouldn't work.
You need to understand the difference.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#994404 Oct 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
for many hourly employees, such as non-professional school employees, "full-time" is less than 40 hours...and many of these people are seeing their hours cut to meet the arbitrary ObamaKKKare definition of "part-time"...
We have people that were considered PT with no benefits that will be cut in hours to maintain the PT no benefit aspect.

I never said that would not happen.

I said that employees with FT benefits are not being cut to PT to avoid health benefits because of Obamacare. You are just too stupid to get it.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#994405 Oct 3, 2013
Republicans: shut down the fed?

Yes!

They are afraid of co pay cards.

BLUE CROSS PROVIDES OBAMACARE!

BLUE CROSS <---- Great outfit!

Great Dr.'s

Great Hospitals

Affordable med ins for all!

Republicans: we can't have that!

There all Communists!

#FLATBOEHNER

pictures of Republican weasel laughing in front of closed fed parks and monuments!

FLATBOEHNER

what a weasel.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994406 Oct 3, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>

Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's the 2012 Bill to REPEAL subsidies for Big Oil.
""S. 2204 (112th): Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act"
Now how could they write a Bill to repeal something that doesn't exist??
Of course, the Repugnants shot the bill down. They get most of their money from oil companies.
"TITLE II--REPEAL OF OIL AND GAS SUBSIDIES
Subtitle A--Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes
Here's the Bill, nitwit. Have one of your dead relatives read it to you.
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s22 ...
You've got your dementia in high gear today, Ed. You've become as stupid as the Dweeb!!

Flack: Subtitle A--Close Big Oil And Gas Subsidies
Did you even bother to read it or just liked the name. It doesn't get rid of anything. It does change the tax credits to grants however. Libtards are SO stupid!!!!!!!!
If you noticed, nuts couldn't produce one word from the bill that identified any subsidy to the oil industry. All he could do is produce some propaganda slogan title for the bill, a common tactic used in Congress to pull the woll over the ignorant public's eyes.

Still, to this day, nobody has been able to find proof of any subsidies paid to the oil companies.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#994407 Oct 3, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Harry Reid is keeping the government shut down.
Why do the Democrats want to keep the government shut down?


Democrats already voted to fund government, dipstick,.

Republicans won't fund it unless they repeal, defund, and/or delay the ACA.

There are enough votes in the House to fund the government in a clean bill But Boehner won't put it up to a vote (yet).
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#994408 Oct 3, 2013
Hope and change, Democrat style...

"Monuments and memorials remained open during previous shutdown"

http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/02/monuments-a...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994409 Oct 3, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Not a republican. Don't care for them either.
According to Saul Alinsky's rules, the Democrats must make it appear as if all devils are on one side, and all angels are on the other side. To do this, the Democrats have to ignore the existence of all other groups other than the Republicans. If they acknowledge the existence of any ideology or faction or political party other than the Republicans, this goes against the strategy defined by Saul Alinsky to make it appear to the public as if there are only two factions, and all devils are in one faction and all angels are in the other faction.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#994410 Oct 3, 2013
FDA stops inspecting produce due to Republican shutdown of fed gov!

Enjoy that salad FLATBOEHNER!

Maybe one of these Republicans will get salmonella and shttt himself to death.

First time home buyers?

No loan for you! Fed backed loans stopped.

FLATBOEHNER hurts the economy again!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#994411 Oct 3, 2013
Zero and build it and they will come...

"Louisiana’s top health-insurance provider said that not a single person enrolled in a new health-care plan offered through the Affordable Care Act on its first day."

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/360210/z...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#994412 Oct 3, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
Republicans: shut down the fed?
Yes!
They are afraid of co pay cards.
BLUE CROSS PROVIDES OBAMACARE!
BLUE CROSS <---- Great outfit!
Great Dr.'s
Great Hospitals
Affordable med ins for all!
Republicans: we can't have that!
There all Communists!
#FLATBOEHNER
pictures of Republican weasel laughing in front of closed fed parks and monuments!
FLATBOEHNER
what a weasel.
If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's illiterate, loser, and liberal..

Ruth Chambers Holt Kennett - OBAMA the GENIUS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.chambersholt
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/kennett-mo/TA...

Just how stupid is Ruth Chambers Holt?
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/kennett-mo/TB...

Greensboro, NC - Knightdale and Rocky Mount, NC
http://www.topix.com/album/detail/gainesville...

Ruth Chambers Holt miserable life forever engraved on the internet
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It's the culture..

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#994413 Oct 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats already voted to fund government, dipstick,.
Republicans won't fund it unless they repeal, defund, and/or delay the ACA.
There are enough votes in the House to fund the government in a clean bill But Boehner won't put it up to a vote (yet).
There are bills from the House right now on Harry Reid's desk to fund parts of the government and end the government shut down. Harry Reid will not allow those House bills to even be considered in the Senate.
Harry Reid is keeping the government shut down.

Why do the Democrats want to keep the government shut down?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#994414 Oct 3, 2013
Aim big, lie, and Illegals have insurance/democrats have new voters!

"State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment, far fewer than the 5 million it reported Tuesday"

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-m...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#994415 Oct 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats already voted to fund government, dipstick,.
Republicans won't fund it unless they repeal, defund, and/or delay the ACA.
There are enough votes in the House to fund the government in a clean bill But Boehner won't put it up to a vote (yet).
More like: Democrats will not compromise. Compromise is how our system works and was designed.

Harry Reid would not even compromise on the separate bill the House sent to eliminate the tax on medical devices, even though some Democrats agree with the Republicans on this:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/n...

You are an idiot.

Democrats: Tax granny's wheel chair! Mo' Money!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#994416 Oct 3, 2013
Moonbat:
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
Republicans: shut down the fed?
Yes!
They are afraid of co pay cards.
BLUE CROSS PROVIDES OBAMACARE!
BLUE CROSS <---- Great outfit!
Great Dr.'s
Great Hospitals
Affordable med ins for all!
Republicans: we can't have that!
There all Communists!
#FLATBOEHNER
pictures of Republican weasel laughing in front of closed fed parks and monuments!
FLATBOEHNER
what a weasel.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#994418 Oct 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
We have people that were considered PT with no benefits that will be cut in hours to maintain the PT no benefit aspect.
I never said that would not happen.
I said that employees with FT benefits are not being cut to PT to avoid health benefits because of Obamacare. You are just too stupid to get it.
obamakkkare is a job killer, ruing the economy you ignorant idiot..

It's the culture...

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