Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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SometimesuhdatCa rneyguy

Manchester, KY

#995513 Oct 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well, somebody should have sent your post to Jay Carney before he said in a press briefing that the sequester came from the White House then.
Lookey jus'like doze used caw salesmen peddling they speshull jalopy deals of duh week...driven by some "lil old lady from Pasedena, CA to church on Sundays"--on the East Coast--and back.
lol.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995514 Oct 4, 2013
What The Senate and WH won't tell you...

Article dated 2 Oct 2013 from the Stars and Stripes

'Federal agencies continued annual spending sprees right up to shutdown'

" ...Department of Veterans Affairs bought $562,000 worth of artwork."

"In a single day, the Agriculture Department spent $144,000 on toner cartridges"

"And, in a single purchase, the Coast Guard spent $178,000 on "Cubicle Furniture Rehab."

Look what they do when they run out of 'important' things to spend it on:

"... In 2010, for instance, the Internal Revenue Service had millions left over in an account to hire new personnel. The money would expire at year's end. Its solution was not a smart one.

The IRS spent the money on a lavish conference. Which included a "Star Trek" parody video starring IRS managers. Which was filmed on a "Star Trek" set that the IRS paid to build.(Sample dialogue: "We've received a distress call from the planet NoTax.")"

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/federal-agenci...
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#995515 Oct 4, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> So, in three years everything with the post office will be okay. That's good to know.
Without PAEA would never have been in any financial difficulties to begin with dumbass.
You're an idiot!

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#995516 Oct 4, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not "defending" Anwar al-Awlaki, I'm defending the Constitution.
I expect a trial for ANY U.S. citizen.
Your concern is irrelevant.
so would you expect a trial for those German American citizens who went back to Germany and fought for Hitler?
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#995517 Oct 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no mandate to have insurance.
Dumbass Dave is a liar.
Really stupid? It's called an individual mandate for a reason.
You're an idiot Galt!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#995518 Oct 4, 2013
White House Official
Wall Street Journal
Today

Concerning the shutdown:

"We are winning...It doesn't really matter to us...because what matters is the end result."

And Boehner is pissed! He just got in front of a camera holding up the WSJ which reported the above and democrats saying they don't really care how long the shutdown lasts because they're winning.

Angrily he said, "This isn't just some damn game!"

Unfortunately, it is for Obama and Reid. They only want total control. The country be damned.

and held up the paper saying "The WSJ
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995519 Oct 4, 2013
And we though kids say the darnedest things...

anon says...

“When you get BORED from shooting MACHINE GUNS, there is a problem,”

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-09-28...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#995520 Oct 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Karma is the type of ghetto retard that believes she can sue the government, blaming others because she caused an accident on a Federal Interstate...
If it's ghetto, ignorant, moocher, and idiot, it's free cheese, loser, and liberal..
It's the culture...
no where in my post did I agree with frivolous lawsuits....that's just you projecting

and I wasn't talking about Federal interstates either.

maybe you should go back to 3rd grade and learn to read what is actually written.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995521 Oct 4, 2013
Behavior and spend before you lose it...

"...VA was buying art again. It spent $216,000 on artwork for a facility in Florida. In all, preliminary data showed that the agency made at least 18 percent of all its art purchases for the year in this one week. One-sixth of the buying in one-52nd of the year."

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/federal-agenci...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995522 Oct 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Without PAEA would never have been in any financial difficulties to begin with dumbass.
You're an idiot!
Work 2 kobs PDUPONT?? Now you you got laid off, fired, non essential job? You here now everyday and afternoon. AND... It just so happens that you will be doing the readings at the 10:00 service ever Sunday morning you liar..

RealDave's sock PDUPONT...

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#995523 Oct 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Without PAEA would never have been in any financial difficulties to begin with dumbass.
You're an idiot!
Why should USPS retirees receive any medical benefits now that they can have free insurance under ObamaKKKare?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995524 Oct 4, 2013
From the Bizarre...

"Iran gets senior seat on UN nuclear disarmament committee"

http://www.jpost.com/Iranian-Threat/News/Iran...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995525 Oct 4, 2013
Work 2 jobs PDUPONT?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995526 Oct 4, 2013
The White House Obliterates John Boehner’s Fake Government Shutdown Outrage

John Boehner’s latest attempt to muster public outrage at Obama over the government shutdown was destroyed by the White House with a single tweet.

Boehner claimed at his press conference today that he just wants a simple discussion about Obamacare,“The American people don’t want their government shut down and neither do I. All we’re asking for is to sit down and have a discussion and to bring fairness – reopen the government and bring fairness to the American people under ObamaCare. It’s as simple as that. But it all has to begin with a simple discussion.”

However, House Republicans are saying that Boehner refuses to roll over and is still demanding major changes to Obamacare. According to Roll Call,“I think the important takeaway is this stuff that’s floating around in the media about, you know, he’s not willing to challenge, is not true,” said Rep. John Fleming. The Louisiana Republican quoted Boehner as saying he wouldn’t ‘roll over.’…Boehner indicated that House Republicans will still insist that the president agree to change 2010 health care law in exchange for an agreement to reopen the government.”

Speaker Boehner is trying to win the PR battle when he and his party have already lost the war. Even the latest Fox News poll shows disapproval of the Republican Party skyrocketing since they shutdown the government. The easiest way for Boehner and the House Republicans to prove that they don’t want a government shutdown is to allow a vote on the Senate passed CR.

Boehner says that this isn’t a game, while he continues to keep the government closed unless his party gets major changes to the healthcare law.

The White House response to Boehner came via a Tweet from Press Sec. Jay Carney:

It's no game, Mr. Speaker. So why deny the House a vote on clean CR? Many R's will vote yes & govt will open.

The White House also disavowed an anonymous quote in the Wall Street Journal that claimed that Obama doesn’t care when the shutdown ends:

We utterly disavow idea WH doesn't care when it ends. House should act now, no strings attached.

Boehner and the Republicans see their only way out as getting public opinion on their side, but their years of saying no and obstructing Obama are coming back to haunt them. Boehner’s promise not to roll over was designed to appease the base. Even as the Republican Party is in the midst of a fiery downward spiral, Speaker Boehner remains incapable of doing what is right for the country.

Obama isn’t going to give them anything on the ACA, so House Republicans have been reduced to tough talk in public as they frantically search for a way out in private.

Speaker Boehner has no power, but his comments were revealing in one respect. Like any professional political prostitute, John Boehner won’t roll over unless he gets paid. Boehner’s attacks are so weak that they aren’t even worthy of a White House statement.

The Obama administration is destroying Boehner via Twitter, because that is truly the level of attention that his delusional PR campaign deserves.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/04/white-...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995527 Oct 4, 2013
3 days 14 hours 48 minutes 28 secs
ago the GOP forced the shutdown of federal government which the Tea Party had been openly plotting since 2010.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#995528 Oct 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the federal government is immune from such lawsuits....
unlike you ghetto residents, the type of people who visit national parks and monuments do not litter...
Or spray paint the Lincoln and other memorials with green paint.

Grow a set loser.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995529 Oct 4, 2013
Share Obamacare With Congress

Erick Erickson

I have written several times my thinking on the Vitter Amendment. Congress will find a way around it. Word now comes that Speaker Boehner, behind the scenes, was trying to find a way to make sure, on the sly, that Congress remains exempt.

I think it is important that Congress make sure we know we expect them to suffer through Obamacare with it. To that end, along with Human Events, you can sign this petition to make it clear you agree.

http://www.redstate.com/2013/10/03/share-obam...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#995530 Oct 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>If it's ghetto, ignorant, moocher, and idiot, it's free cheese, loser, and liberal..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rolferossphotogr...
It's the culture...
speaking of moochers, try corporate America

"This starkly illustrates the opportunity cost of out-of-control use of subsidies to business at the state and local level. In my academic work, I estimated these to be $48.8 billion a year in 1996, of which $26.4 billion was for investment attraction, and almost $70 billion in 2005, of which $46.8 billion was aimed specifically at investment attraction."

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-...

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Robert-Reic...

http://reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate-welfare...

the federal Joint Committee on Taxation estimates will be $154 billion in special corporate tax breaks in 2013, contained in 135 individual provisions of the tax code.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#995532 Oct 4, 2013
Fox News sued for broadcasting Arizona man’s suicide

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/04/fox-new...

evidently,'anything' to sell ad time is not a plan that pays very well.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995533 Oct 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
3 days 14 hours 48 minutes 28 secs
ago the GOP forced the shutdown of federal government which the Tea Party had been openly plotting since 2010.
what have you gave up since the partial shut down?

anything?

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