Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1279007 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#997770 Oct 8, 2013
TSM wrote:
What a charade… Obamacare Website Goes Offline for Repairs Again, Obama’s hometown government proposes dumping 400 part-timers from health plan (Cost) this move would once again directly contradict President Obama’s promise that Americans who like their health plans could keep them!! Obamacare one Historic Lie!!
They've only had 4 years to build that website....

And the Democrats think it's a good thing for these same incompetent people to manage health care.

End this Marxist welfare program. I don't care how it's ended. Just end it. Make it go away. I don't care how that's done. Just make it go away.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#997771 Oct 8, 2013
A closer look at a Facebook post on a man's struggle with the Obamacare marketplace

Our ruling

The Facebook post tells the story of a man who says he opted out of Obamacare soon after the marketplace was launched on Oct. 1, 2013, and was informed that he owed a fine of more than $4,000.

The post includes many elements that make no sense or are flat-out wrong -- and can be easily debunked by reading the law or reliable summaries of it. We rate it Pants on Fire.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

right wing troll fail. soon to be a right wing chain email that will be quoted endlessly by DB and Whatever.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#997772 Oct 8, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
TED CRUZ BORN IN MARXIST COMMIE SOCIALIZED MEDICINE HOSPITAL?
The first hands to touch tea party Cruz belonged to Marxist commie socialized medicine Dr.'s?
Ohhhhhhhhhh boy Roy!
Those socialist Dr.'s had their hands so far up Cruz's mothers vagggggggggg?
THIS IS YOUR NEW HERO?
TEA TURD IDIOTS!
SHIT THIS DOWN: ffffcckkkkk you!
Well, that was a coherent and reasonable response.

/sarcasm
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#997773 Oct 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i just saw that commercial again. i wonder if you're paying for it?
facebook hates obamacare: Read the hate-filled posts and see ads pandering to blacks and hispanics... https://www.facebook.com/Healthcare.gov...

"Carole Pratt facebook:- I have had my own private policy that I will not be able to afford to keep once the rates triple per the letter I received from Humana. I'm not eligible for "affordable" coverage on the exchange, don't qualify for subsidy. I am living, documented proof this is system will not work for me. No propaganda here."

It's the culture...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#997774 Oct 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
What’s Wrong With the Republican Right?
W. James Antle III
Conservative scorecards don't explain why the GOP fails to get policy results.
There is one more step in this evolution: evaluating whether conservatives are actually producing results. Too often, conservatives measure that by the volume of liberal outrage a Republican political figure inspires.
But while Reagan and Michele Bachmann were equally panned on the New York Times editorial page, which of them has more to show for all the liberal vitriol they endured? It does not even come close.
If conservatives won’t start taking results more seriously, you can bet the rest of the Republican Party soon will. In the 2016 primaries, Chris Christie will say that while his opponents were conducting marathon speaking sessions, he was beating liberals at both the ballot box and the statehouse in a Democratic region.
Even sooner, establishment Republican voices on Capitol Hill will start demanding to know what Cruz has bought the party as they prepare to cut a deal with Democrats.
In order to achieve victory, the late conservative activist Howard Phillips used to say,“first we must seek it.” Even before that, we must define it—and perhaps more ambitiously than we have done in the past.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
partisan?
Jim Antle is editor of the Daily Caller News Foundation and senior editor at The American Spectator.
sooner or later you folks living in FOXbot fantasy land will have to abandon the fantasy and admit that reality is kicking your ass. otherwise....you'll just have to keep griping about the Democrat in the WH.
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Whatever

Gering, NE

#997775 Oct 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i checked it out.
a whole bunch of right wing trolls failing to persuade anyone that what they're saying is worth listening to.
It is painfully obvious that you are being deliberately irrational and obtuse. So, I will mark all future post from you as spam and leave it as that.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#997776 Oct 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
you mean the fake bills for stuff that's already been funded?
well, beyond that that the GOP cut the funding of.
Obama will not back down. the GOP can try all the very obviously fake tactics it wants, but this time around Obama will not cave, and he has no reason to. he's on the high road, and the GOP has sunk as low as it can go. just ask the majority that you will never be a part of.
<spam>
<nuts>
... looking for a <head stuck in the sand> icon....
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#997777 Oct 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
A closer look at a Facebook post on a man's struggle with the Obamacare marketplace
Our ruling
The Facebook post tells the story of a man who says he opted out of Obamacare soon after the marketplace was launched on Oct. 1, 2013, and was informed that he owed a fine of more than $4,000.
The post includes many elements that make no sense or are flat-out wrong -- and can be easily debunked by reading the law or reliable summaries of it. We rate it Pants on Fire.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
right wing troll fail. soon to be a right wing chain email that will be quoted endlessly by DB and Whatever.
<spam>
Whatever

Gering, NE

#997778 Oct 8, 2013
DEM SHUTS GOV DOWN wrote:
AS LONG AS THE DEM WILL NOT DELAY OBAMACARE NOT DEFUND IT BUT
DELAY FOR ONE YEAR FOR THE POOR LIKE OBAMA DELAYED IT FOR THE RICH 2015 THEN the U.S. SHOULD default on its debt, which the Treasury Department says could happen as soon as October 17, "there would be a large international impact," Aso said last week. "If there is no prompt resolution, various impacts will emerge."
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT GIVES OBAMA THE OUTLAW THE authority TO CHANGE THE LAW OF THE LAND OBAMA CARE FOR THE RICH 2015??????????
Well said!!

Please re-post this again.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#997779 Oct 8, 2013
Obama's idea of what compromise is...

"Give me what I want today, and only then will I sit down with you, to discuss what I want tomorrow!"

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#997781 Oct 8, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
drones aren't polling well.
Don't you think Obama should stop using them to rub out the people the Muslim Brotherhood wants eliminated?

Do you think Obama will become the next boogieman legend told to muslim children in countries like Pakistan?
"If you don't go to bed now, the Muslim Brotherhood will order Obama to kill you with one of his drones."

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#997782 Oct 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
A closer look at a Facebook post on a man's struggle with the Obamacare marketplace
Our ruling
The Facebook post tells the story of a man who says he opted out of Obamacare soon after the marketplace was launched on Oct. 1, 2013, and was informed that he owed a fine of more than $4,000.
The post includes many elements that make no sense or are flat-out wrong -- and can be easily debunked by reading the law or reliable summaries of it. We rate it Pants on Fire.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
right wing troll fail. soon to be a right wing chain email that will be quoted endlessly by DB and Whatever.
I thought that was a tax. Fines for such things are unconstitutional, dumbass.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#997783 Oct 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
How The Shutdown Taught The GOP To Love Big Government
With the American public largely blaming the House GOP for closing the federal government, they're looking for politically expedient programs to fund -- often programs they've criticized in the past -- to try to shift the shutdown heat to Democrats.
That's the cognitive dissonance of the House GOP's shutdown plan. The party of small government has now suddenly found a broad slate of government programs that it wants to fund.
Over the last week, the House has passed multiple partial spending bills to fund the most popular elements of the federal government: National parks. Cancer research. Veterans benefits. Disaster relief. More are coming. The Senate isn't moving on any of them, instead insisting that the House vote to fund the entire government.
"We have committed to fund the areas of government that we all agreed on, which is more areas than not. We're trying to ease the pain here. They're not joining us," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said Saturday. "We're saying we've got a lot that we have in common."
House GOP aides, though, privately acknowledge the politics of their strategy: Fund programs that the public doesn't want closed and force Democrats to vote against it. All it required, it seems, was an abandonment of their small-government principles and ignoring their previous targeting of these programs for cuts.
Here are a few examples of where the GOP doesn't seem to be practicing what they used to preach:
As part of the automatic budget cuts that the GOP extracted from President Obama in the 2011 budget deal, the National Institutes of Health were forced to cut more than $1.5 billion from their budget, affecting "every area of medical research." Last week, House Republicans held a rally -- complete with members decked out in their scrubs -- urging Senate Democrats to provide temporary funding to NIH like the House had done.
In 2011, House Republicans voted to cut the special food stamps program for women, infants and children (WIC) by more than $700 million. And in the weeks leading up to the government shutdown, they passed unprecedented cuts to the broader food stamps program, which would have eliminated benefits for millions of people. But then last week, after the government shut down, House leaders chose WIC as one of the programs that they wanted to fund.
Cantor clashed with FEMA director Craig Fugate in 2011 after Cantor threatened to withhold disaster relief funding without budget cuts to offset its costs. Now FEMA has become one of the seven most essential federal agencies that the House wants to re-open.
Head Start, which the House will likely vote to fund this week, was another target for Republicans during the 2011 budget fight. Their spending bill -- which was ultimately changed by the Senate -- would have cut the program by more than $1 billion and removed more than 150,000 children from its rolls, according to the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Now, House Republicans are expected to vote this week on temporary funding for Head Start to put Democrats in a bind.
Despite their best efforts, though, the House seems to be embracing big government with little immediate payoff. There's no sign of the public shifting the blame to Democrats. The Senate isn't budging in its demand for a clean spending bill. And Democrats are trying to use the House GOP's piecemeal plan against them, dismissing it as a gimmick.
"Our position on the piecemeal, gimmicky approach that the House Republicans have taken, with no explanation for why they wouldn't just open the government at spending levels they set, remains the same," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday. "They should just reopen the government, right?"
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/how-the-shutd...
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... looking for a <mindless regurgitation of party line lies> icon....
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#997784 Oct 8, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
The wife of a person I work with has just begun cancer treatment. With the prospect of our company withdrawing the health insurance benefit because of ObamaKare, he is now contemplating having to sell his house and become an apartment renter.
The lowering of living standard in the United States under control of Democrats is beginning, just like what happened in every country that has ever allowed its government to be infected with Marxist communism in history.
Do the same thing and you will see the same results.
There is no middle class in socialism.

The greatest country in the world destroyed by Marxist obama and Socialist Nazi liberalism.

AND... Just look at how much effort the nazi liberals put into promoting this huge lie about how socialism has been "misused" by numerous bad dictators and societies, tarnishing its good name... Give nazisim another chance. Liberals: We are the better type of Socialist... LMFAO...

These idiot nazi liberals have followed the socialist philosophy to its logical conclusion. More people have died on this planet cursing some form or other of socialism than have died due to ANY other reason. In fact, more have died because of socialism than for ALL other reasons and religous wars combined. Aren't the ghetto liberals proud?

It's the culture...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#997785 Oct 8, 2013
MMfA going nuts on the hyperbole.

Willis has to defend letting kids with cancer die. That's a bad place to be.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#997786 Oct 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
It is painfully obvious that you are being deliberately irrational and obtuse. So, I will mark all future post from you as spam and leave it as that.
so you don't even supply a link to the Facebook page so i can see all the 'complaints' and you're calling my obtuse?

now you're just being irrational. though if you have some right wing chain emails that were written by right wing Facebook trolls, you should really share them with the class so they can be thoroughly debunked.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#997787 Oct 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Michelle: "Look at how much tax they pay".
Dumbass Michelle doesn't realize that she is really saying " OMG OMG look at how much profit they make"
Then she is saying " OMG OMG they need subsidies OMG OMG"
You can try your half fact subsidy arguments all you want. These are oil industry subsidies.
What subsidies? You still haven't answered that question.
Where is your proof these mythical subsidies to oil companies exist?
Subsidies to oil companies is an urban legend. They don't exist.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#997788 Oct 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
My oh my that chubby little teaparty leader Amy Kremer is certainly a lying scumbag pos. And like Bachmann and Palin can't stay on topic either.
Topic was TeaParty congressmen facing Republican primary challenges from more traditional Repubs backed by business rather that elderly white nutjobs.
Lardazz went off on ObamaCare with the same bs talking points that appear here daily.
Would you be talking about companies eliminating full time positions and eliminating health insurance benefits because of ObamaKare?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#997789 Oct 8, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>It's hilarious! You don't even see how stupid you sound. I don't care what Tony C feels about me. He doesn't even know me, to say he likes me or, doesn't. What he doesn't like is, where I stand on the gay issue but, that should prove to you that, I'm not republican or democrat or, any secular system. I'm me, like it or not! Now let's dig a lil deeper as to why you don't like me. Your problem is, I tell the truth &, don't let a party platform or, position make up my mind. You on the other hand, read history books, biased towards the white man. Nothing but a bunch of lies &, made up stories. Then you try to incorporate history into modern politics. So I'm forced to call you what you are, a racist POS. But other than that, I have no problems with you!
Baawwaaahhhh!!!!!

Amazing, people like this get to vote. No wonder our country is headed in the wrong direction.

<shaking head>
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#997790 Oct 8, 2013
8 Flagrant Examples of Republican Shutdown Hypocrisy

They claim they didn't want a shutdown, but these GOP politicians have been clamoring for one since 2010

8.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has been taking the closing of the WW II memorial hard, demanding that it be allowed to stay open while the rest of the government stays closed. However, in 2010 Rep. Gohmert was more than willing to see everything shut down – for the sake of the children, of course. ThinkProgress reports Rep. Gohmert saying, "Listen, if it takes a shutdown of government to stop the runaway spending, we owe that to our children and our grandchildren. I don't have any grandchildren yet, but if we don't stop the runaway spending – even if it means showing how serious we are –okay, government is going to have to shut down until you runaway-spending people get it under control. And if you can't get it under control, then we just stop government until you realize, you know, yes we can."

There are reportedly enough votes in the House to produce a clean continuing resolution and end this shutdown for good. But until Boehner is willing to buck the hardliners in his own party, that vote is never going to happen.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/8-f...

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