Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231615 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

#996720 Oct 6, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Members of congress do not qualify for "subsidies". However, they are entitled to continue receiving the employee contribution to their healthcare like any other Federal employee. Even the Republican who attached the amendment to the ACA said he never intended for them to lose that benefit. What isn't fair is that, unlike everyone else, they are being FORCED to buy from the exchange. Besides, the House was never going to pass a bill based on that alone. Where do you get such bull?
The taxpayer-funded federal health-insurance subsidies dispensed to those on Congress’s payroll — which now range from $5,000 to $11,000 a year — would have had ended had not Obama used the quiet of the August recess to personally order the Office of Personnel Management, which supervises federal employment issues, to interpret the law so as to retain the generous congressional benefits.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/358550/...

A Senate source said polling data shows there is strong public support for requiring congressional members and staff to receive the same treatment under the healthcare law as all other citizens.

Reid said no way, Hosea.

Since: Sep 08

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#996721 Oct 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Barack Obama has DOJ shut down the Amber Alert system...So, we can add dead kids to the lengths he's willing to go in his shutdown game.
"The sky is falling, The sky is falling!!! You people really need help. Just because the government website is shut down doesn't mean that Amber Alerts won't be issued. Each state has its own guidelines for issuing Amber Alerts.

Local law enforcement agencies issue the alerts and the FBI website is still operational (not exactly a non-essential part of government). The child's name and other critical data elements, including the Child Abduction flag, can still be entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system.

Polly want a cracker?

Since: Sep 10

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#996722 Oct 6, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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That's because your bastardized form of Truth *IS* poison.
I sure don't see you trying to question it.

Sno'balls.
Yeah

Ashburn, VA

#996723 Oct 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Maybe they don't want to face the wrath of Americans next year demanding why they didn't try and stop it.
maybe you're just wrong......
Whatever

Gering, NE

#996724 Oct 6, 2013
Obama's spite.

Declares Amber Alert website as non-essential but Let's Move is still open.

What is a dead child to the POTUS?

Since: Jul 11

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#996725 Oct 6, 2013
Jon Stewart reviews Fox news reporting of the Shutdown. No wonder he calls it BS mountain, Fox news headquarters.

Yeah

Ashburn, VA

#996726 Oct 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Why should Republicans have to do what Obama and Reid want? This bill was passed by a strict partisan Democrat vote without one Republican on board. The majority were against it. If you've forgotten.
Republicans have asked for two concessions.
Obama and Reid are the ones refusing to compromise on even one of them.
so cons voted against it by partisan vote?

That pretty much says it all...

Since: Sep 08

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#996727 Oct 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
War World II Memorial is paid for by PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS. Including maintenance fee to the National Parks paid in advance
The memorial is operated by the National Park Service. Period.
Yeah

Ashburn, VA

#996728 Oct 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The president is precisely the problem. He doesn't know how to lead. That's a pretty big problem.
I know.

Bushie boy was your ideal.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#996729 Oct 6, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Seeing as you're lame enough to believe that these are in any way Obama's decisions, you shouldn't be talking about who's bright.
The heads of the various agencies determine how the limitations in funding must be handled. You foolishly blame Obama.
But, just like in the IRS stupidity, you Teabags overreach and pretend it was all done in the White House. That failed miserably, making Issa look the fool.
You're basically doing the same thing here.
It won't work. Most people aren't as foolish or hateful as you are.
Once again, slow one.

The OMB, under the control of the admin, is the one ordering the agencies to close services. They are making the decisions.

No one can close anything without the OMB's approval.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#996730 Oct 6, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
Jon Stewart reviews Fox news reporting of the Shutdown. No wonder he calls it BS mountain, Fox news headquarters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =BBv3iewUn4cXX
Let's all get our political wisdom from a comic show?

Pass

Since: Sep 08

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#996731 Oct 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>OMG OMG Americans being FORCED to buy something they don't want? really...what kind of democrats FORCE Americans? I thought they were the party of equality for all. Guess not.
Nobody is being forced to buy insurance from the exchange EXCEPT members of congress and their staff. EVERYONE else is free to buy from ANY insurance company of their choice. The exchange is suppose to be an available option for those with low income and preexisting condition.

Tick tock, tick tock.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#996732 Oct 6, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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The memorial is operated by the National Park Service. Period.
The World War II memorial was financed by private donations and they pay in advance for the Park service to maintain it.

NO TAX dollars.

What did you fail to understand here?

Since: Sep 08

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#996733 Oct 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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The 28th Amendment would be cheered by all those non-SEI and non-congressional staffers who loss their health insurance and MUST use the exchanges....
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives."
So, since members of congress and their staff members unlike other Federal employees have been forced off of the federal insurance program into the exchanges, you are saying that is against the law? Got it.

Since: Sep 08

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#996734 Oct 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Mean spirited Obama states he will veto a bill that will continue to support NIH and cancer treatment to kids.
But, all the press staff is essential according to WH ran OMB
Polly want a cracker?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#996735 Oct 6, 2013
Good news....

The actual Amber alerts are operated by the states. The OMB ordered shutdown of Amber Alert site is just a publicity stunt.

This is the POTUS Dems voted for.

Since: Sep 08

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#996736 Oct 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Hey everyone,
Are you aware of the latest mean spirited action of our stompy foot POTUS?
The OMB, who operates under the direction of the WH, has ordered the DOJ to close down the Amber Alert system as they claim it is non-essential.
Add dead kids with kicking grandma out of her home to Obama's resume.
Debunked. Polly want a cracker?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#996737 Oct 6, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Debunked. Polly want a cracker?
Objectivity has
never been your strong point.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#996738 Oct 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>... but it would appear you have no problems with this if it's offered from your supporters!
No need to thank me for explaining this to you son. Your unyielding anger at being exposed says it all.
"yuck"
As usual you are wrong. I have commented on the profanity and racist comments made by those on the right. On another point you are wrong. Me get upset by posters I do not know and in many cases do not want to know? Son you are slipping. You say some posters support my stances? Unlike you I am not a parrot or a troll. I am conservative, but it makes know difference to me what you and your gay lover do in the privacy of your bedroom. A person's color makes absolutely no difference to me, we are all what we are. I do not like the fact that American president's, of both parties waste American lives butting into other nations affairs. Let the muslims continue to murder one another, they have doing it for 15 years, American interference is not going to change anything.
Peace
KMA

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#996739 Oct 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text> it doesn't matter what I tell you son.
You already have your own answer.
so the communist democrats are going to be killing people. Got it.

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