Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1483927 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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“Peace on Earth”

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#999517 Oct 9, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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How many motorcycles showed up for the "non-event" that made the Million Muslim March disappear in a puff of smoke?
Was that a non-event, also? Or, is it only a non-event when the so-called "mainstream" news ignores a major story like that?
I heard about 2,000 bikes which wouldn't surprise me. I've visited Sturgis...they love to party. Truckers...not so much. They actually work for a living.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#999518 Oct 9, 2013
What the Shutdown Has Achieved

Gallup finds that the GOP’s unfavorability rating has spiked in the last month:.....

An unfavorability rating of 62% passes the worst number for Republicans in the last twenty years, and that came at the nadir of the Bush era in the midst of the financial crisis. The party’s favorability rating (28%) is also an all-time low since Gallup began asking the question in 1992. It is even lower than the party’s favorability after Clinton’s impeachment. Post-Bush Republicans have managed to achieve what I thought couldn’t be done–they have made their party even more unattractive to the country than it was at the lowest ebb of Bush’s last years in office. The ratings for the Democrats aren’t great (43% fav/49% unfav), but the gap between the parties has widened significantly in just the last month.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#999519 Oct 9, 2013
Obama's Selective shutdowns anyone?? With excutive order obama can fund or open anything...

Obama closes Florida oceans to fish and Folk: The Park Service will have rangers on duty to police the ban and deny access to an ocean.

Obama: U.S. Park service allows immigration rally in closed National Mall in Washington...

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."

Obama: Close all National Parks... All folk or anyone living on federal land needs to pack up and get out. Yeah, that includes you-Obama... http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/226557661.html

Obama Shutdown: Cancer Treatments for kids Defunded, Big Bird Receives $445 Million...

Tear down this Wall Comrade Obama...

The longer obama shuts down the government, more the blame falls on our fearless Leader and commander and chief obama...

When the Tea Party Patriots take back the country, you idiot commies, brown shirt liberals and moochers will need to learn and fish or cut bait...

It's the culture...
OBAMA DEM LOST DAMN MIND

Louisburg, NC

#999520 Oct 9, 2013
Shame on You,
President Obama
In one of the most despicable and immoral acts of any president in the history of the United States, President Obama, the Commander in Chief, is playing politics over the dead bodies of American soldiers killed in action during the government shutdown. These soldiers were killed following his orders.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented,“I cannot conceive of any other president in our history doing what Obama is doing in this situation. As Commander in Chief, he signed the orders sending these young men into harm’s way. They died following his orders. Now he is denying their families the military’s “death gratuity” normally given within 3 days of the death, which covers funeral expenses and travel to Dover Air Force Base to receive the flag draped casket that holds their fallen hero. President Obama is callously adding to the unimaginable grief and the heavy burden these surviving loved ones carrying just to score some political points.”

Thompson continued,“The generals in the Pentagon and the combat generals in the field also share in the moral responsibility to our troops. How could they allow this to happen?”

The recently passed Pay Our Military Act should allow for these death gratuity payments. If the lawyers in the Obama administration say otherwise, Congress must act to quickly overturn this outrageous injustice to our fallen warriors. See if he will veto the bill. Or he could issue his oft-used Executive Order as Commander in Chief to allow those payments.”

This is the latest optic in the “make it painful policy” his administration is using in his battle with Republicans over the government shutdown.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Obama Administration has played politics with the lives of those serving our Nation. Obama and his administration already showed total disregard for the WWII Veterans attempting to visit the WWII Memorial.

In Benghazi, for the sake of Obama’s re-election rhetoric, the Obama Administration issued “stand down” orders, offered no intervention and no reinforcements; actions that resulted in the death of 4 Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens and 2 former Navy SEALS. A year later, the administration is still wrapped up in the politics of that incident.

http://www.thomasmore.org/news/shame-you-pres...
I FEEL SORRY FOR THE VETS AND ACTIVE DUTY WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR OBAMA AND DEM THAT HATE THE USA!!!!
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#999521 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
What the Shutdown Has Achieved
Gallup finds that the GOP’s unfavorability rating has spiked in the last month:.....
An unfavorability rating of 62% passes the worst number for Republicans in the last twenty years, and that came at the nadir of the Bush era in the midst of the financial crisis. The party’s favorability rating (28%) is also an all-time low since Gallup began asking the question in 1992. It is even lower than the party’s favorability after Clinton’s impeachment. Post-Bush Republicans have managed to achieve what I thought couldn’t be done–they have made their party even more unattractive to the country than it was at the lowest ebb of Bush’s last years in office. The ratings for the Democrats aren’t great (43% fav/49% unfav), but the gap between the parties has widened significantly in just the last month.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
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“Peace on Earth”

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#999522 Oct 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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So trying to eliminate all nonessential and wasteful and duplicate spending before raising the debt ceiling AGAIN so they won't have to keep hitting this same bump in the road is out of the question.
I see.
Yes, it is out of the question. The time to control the debt ceiling is BEFORE passing legislation that requires funding.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#999523 Oct 9, 2013
It’s Time to Throw the Tea Party One Ring into Mount Doom

Robert Costa reports this morning:

In the coming days, the House will likely consider legislation that would establish a bipartisan negotiating group to resolve the current fiscal impasse. It’d include select members from both chambers, and once passed, it’d start immediately.

This sounds alarmingly similar to 2011’s deficit-reduction supercommittee, which could not reach bipartisan agreement of any kind and whose miserable failure led indirectly to the creation of the budget sequestration that nearly everyone hates, but is kept in place by Republicans who enjoy mutilating their nose to spite their face.

It seems increasingly clear that the House leadership is playing out the string in the hopes that Obama or Senate Democrats will crack.

Yet consider another report (also from the indispensable Costa) on the implacability of the Houses kamikaze-cons:

“They may try to throw the kitchen sink at the debt limit, but I don’t think our conference will be amenable for settling for a collection of things after we’ve fought so hard,” says Representative Scott Garrett (R., N.J.).“If it doesn’t have a full delay or defund of Obamacare, I know I and many others will not be able to support whatever the leadership proposes. If it’s just a repeal of the medical-device tax, or chained CPI, that won’t be enough.”

Representative Paul Broun (R., Ga.) agrees, and says Boehner risks an internal rebellion if he decides to broker a compromise.“America is going to be destroyed by Obamacare, so whatever deal is put together must at least reschedule the implementation of Obamacare,” he says.“This law is going to destroy America and everything in America, and we need to stop it.”

Does this sound to you like there’s even a remote possibility that any deal, big or small, could pass muster with both Senate Democrats and 218 Republicans? If not, why are we putting the country through this? Why are Republicans inflicting real, immediate, and tangible harm on the economy in order to accomplish the impossible (delay or defund Obamacare) address an abstract future threat (debt) or merely to save face? Why isn’t the majority of the House majority isolating its rightmost faction and ending this pointlessly asinine pissing match?

Contra the conventional wisdom, I maintain that no one in leadership will lose his job. The very nature of Tea Party opposition, whether it issues from the likes of Bazooka Ted and His Gang in the Senate or the unappeasable Jacobins in the House, is to throw weight without consequence. They evince no interest in actually wielding power from the inside, which would require restraint, conciliation, and moderation. They are hysterics on the brink of utter demoralization. The danger they pose to democratic norms, institutional comity, and political functionality is precisely why they can’t be bargained with; they must be marginalized.

It’s time, Republicans: it’s time to throw the One Ring into Mount Doom.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/its-ti...

“Peace on Earth”

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#999525 Oct 9, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>She grew up on the one that forced her to eat oatmeal and potatoes but didn't have shoes without holes...in the 1950's. But she had insurance--ROTFLMAO-at the steel mill. The lies just keep rolling for usmsince1947.
Listening to those little voices in your head again I see. I love oatmeal and potatoes!!! Growing up without "things" made me respect and care for those who struggle. When my parents came into money they never failed to help those less fortunate. Too bad your parents didn't raise you to be a responsible adult or a selfless rather than selfish one.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#999527 Oct 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>if you really believe this, I suggest you do what your grandmother did.
Oh, the whole lot of them will move to Costa Rica as soon as they are done feeding off of America's teet.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#999528 Oct 9, 2013
Our fearless Leader, commander and chief executive obama approval rating is 37 percent...

It's the culture...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#999529 Oct 9, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Funding will come from:
1 - The reduction in medical cost the Federal government now picks up for the uninsured.
2 - The increase on the tax rate of earnings from capital gains, rental properties, taxable annuities and other investment income for those filers whose TAXABLE INCOME is more than $200,000, or married joint filers whose TAXABLE INCOME exceeds $250,000.
3 - The 0.9% increase in the Medicare payroll taxes for that same group.
4 - Tax on people who don't sign up for health insurance.
5 - An increase in the threshold for deductions for medical expenses from 7.5% to 10% of adjusted gross income for those under 65*.
*Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, ALL taxpayers may deduct only the amount of the total unreimbursed allowable medical care expenses for the year that exceeds 10% of their adjusted gross income.
6 - Excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
7 - Inclusion of cost of employer-sponsored health coverage on W-2.
8 - Distributions for medicine qualified only if for prescribed drug or insulin. Taxpayers will no longer pick up the tab for OTC medications.
9 - Increase in additional tax on distributions from HSAs and Archer MSAs not used for qualified medical expenses.
10.- Limitation on health flexible spending arrangements under cafeteria plans.
11.- Imposition of annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers.
12. Imposition of annual fee on medical device manufacturers and importers.
13. Imposition of annual fee on health insurance providers.
14. Elimination of deduction for expenses allocable to Medicare Part D subsidy.
15. Modification of itemized deduction for medical expenses.
16. Additional hospital insurance tax on high-income taxpayers.
17. Excise tax on elective cosmetic medical procedures.
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr3...
Obama's “Not A Single Dime” tax pledge broken yet again.

You just listed a plethora of tax increases, most on the middle class seeing how nearly half of the population pays no income tax.

BTW, your number one states "...cost the Federal government now picks up...".

The government "picks up" nothing. We, the taxpayers do.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#999530 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
It’s Time to Throw the Tea Party One Ring into Mount Doom
Robert Costa reports this morning:
In the coming days, the House will likely consider legislation that would establish a bipartisan negotiating group to resolve the current fiscal impasse. It’d include select members from both chambers, and once passed, it’d start immediately.
This sounds alarmingly similar to 2011’s deficit-reduction supercommittee, which could not reach bipartisan agreement of any kind and whose miserable failure led indirectly to the creation of the budget sequestration that nearly everyone hates, but is kept in place by Republicans who enjoy mutilating their nose to spite their face.
It seems increasingly clear that the House leadership is playing out the string in the hopes that Obama or Senate Democrats will crack.
Yet consider another report (also from the indispensable Costa) on the implacability of the Houses kamikaze-cons:
“They may try to throw the kitchen sink at the debt limit, but I don’t think our conference will be amenable for settling for a collection of things after we’ve fought so hard,” says Representative Scott Garrett (R., N.J.).“If it doesn’t have a full delay or defund of Obamacare, I know I and many others will not be able to support whatever the leadership proposes. If it’s just a repeal of the medical-device tax, or chained CPI, that won’t be enough.”
Representative Paul Broun (R., Ga.) agrees, and says Boehner risks an internal rebellion if he decides to broker a compromise.“America is going to be destroyed by Obamacare, so whatever deal is put together must at least reschedule the implementation of Obamacare,” he says.“This law is going to destroy America and everything in America, and we need to stop it.”
Does this sound to you like there’s even a remote possibility that any deal, big or small, could pass muster with both Senate Democrats and 218 Republicans? If not, why are we putting the country through this? Why are Republicans inflicting real, immediate, and tangible harm on the economy in order to accomplish the impossible (delay or defund Obamacare) address an abstract future threat (debt) or merely to save face? Why isn’t the majority of the House majority isolating its rightmost faction and ending this pointlessly asinine pissing match?
Contra the conventional wisdom, I maintain that no one in leadership will lose his job. The very nature of Tea Party opposition, whether it issues from the likes of Bazooka Ted and His Gang in the Senate or the unappeasable Jacobins in the House, is to throw weight without consequence. They evince no interest in actually wielding power from the inside, which would require restraint, conciliation, and moderation. They are hysterics on the brink of utter demoralization. The danger they pose to democratic norms, institutional comity, and political functionality is precisely why they can’t be bargained with; they must be marginalized.
It’s time, Republicans: it’s time to throw the One Ring into Mount Doom.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/its-ti...
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Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#999531 Oct 9, 2013
What is observed is the fragmentation of the republican party. Essentially the primary issue that is fragmentizing them is their stance on “Inequality For All”.
Globalization is demonstrating itself through out the world. Stimulating communication of the debt of “Inequality” within all national borders. Some to the extent of rebellion and others demanding change.
Republicans fragmentizing of their glass shell is demonstrating their inability to progress efficiently, in the brave new world that is emerging.
Shackled to archaic historical dogmatic Ideoloques. Fostering anger resentment, hatred, deceit, etc, etc,. Greasing the skids for their demise.
Gallup Poll has Congress at 11% approval rating of the 89% that disapprove 70% hold the GOP responsible. Oct. 9 2013
2014 coming up.. Be there for the fireworks…

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#999532 Oct 9, 2013
In the current fight over the government shutdown, Republicans are simply representing the views of the American people.

Americans didn't ask for Obamacare, they don't want it, but now their insurance premiums are going through the roof, their doctors aren't accepting it, and their employers are moving them into part-time work -- or firing them -- to avoid the law's mandates.

Contrary to Obama's promises, it turns out: You can't keep your doctor, you can't keep your insurance -- you can't even keep your job. In other words, it's a typical government program, but this one wrecks your health care.

Also, the president did raise taxes on the middle class in defiance of his well-worn campaign promise not to. Indeed, Obamacare is the largest tax hike in U.S. history.

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#999533 Oct 9, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/democrats-america-own-g...

Among the other changes effected by this law are:

-- Obamacare will allow insurers to charge 50 percent higher premiums for smokers, but prohibits insurers from increasing premiums for those with HIV/AIDS.

-- Nationally, Obamacare will increase men's individual insurance premiums by an average of 99 percent and women's by 62 percent. In North Carolina, for example, individual insurance premiums will triple for women and quadruple for men.

-- Health plans valued at $27,500 or more for a family of four will be taxed at a rate of 40 percent.

-- No doctors who went to an American medical school will be accepting Obamacare.

-- A 62-year-old man earning $46,000 a year is entitled to a $7,836 government tax credit to buy health insurance. But if he earns an extra $22 in income, he loses the entire $7,836 credit. He will have more take-home pay by earning $46,000 than if he earns $55,000.(If he's lucky, he already works for one of the companies forced by Obamacare to reduce employees' hours!)

-- Merely to be eligible for millions of dollars in grants from the federal government under Obamacare, education and training programs are required to meet racial, ethnic, gender, linguistic and sexual orientation quotas. That's going to make health care MUCH better!

-- Obamacare is turning America into a part-time nation. According to a recent report by economist John Lott, 97 percent of all jobs added to the economy so far this year have been part-time jobs. Ninety-seven percent!

-- Obamacare is such a disaster that the people who wrote it refuse to live under it themselves. That's right, Congress won a waiver from Obamacare.

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#999534 Oct 9, 2013
Responding to the people's will, House Republicans first voted to fund all of government -- except Obamacare. Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it.

Then the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but merely delay the implementation of Obamacare for one year. Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it.

Finally, the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but added a requirement that everyone live under Obamacare. No more special waivers for Congress and their staff, and no waivers for big business without the same waivers for individuals.

Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it. So as you can see, Republicans are the big holdup here.

A longtime Democratic operative, Karen Finney, explained the Democrats' intransigence on MSNBC to a delighted Joan Walsh (aka the most easily fooled person on TV) by comparing House Republicans to a teenager trying to borrow his mother's car. "No, I'm not negotiating!" Mother says. "It's MY CAR!"

This wasn't a stupid slip of the tongue that other Democrats quickly rejected. Finney had used the exact same metaphor to a panel of highly agreeable MSNBC guests the day before.(MSNBC books no other kind of guest.)

The left thinks the government is their car and the people's representatives are obstreperous teenagers trying to borrow the government. Which belongs to Democrats.

That's not how the Constitution views the House of Representatives. To the contrary, the House is considered most reflective of the people's will because its members are elected every two years.

As a matter of fact, the Republicans who mistakenly assume they have something to do with running the government represent most of the people who pay taxes to run it. So it's more like a teenager who is making the car payments, maintaining the car insurance and taking responsibility for registering the car being told: "It's not your car."

But the Democrats refuse to even negotiate. It's their government -- and if you Republicans think you're going out dressed like that, you've got another thing coming! Needless to say, they absolutely will not consider the Republicans' demand that Democrats merely live under Obamacare themselves.

Instead, Democrats say "the Koch brothers" are behind the effort to defund Obamacare.

They say Republicans are trying to "burn the whole house down" (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz); "have lost their minds" (Sen. Harry Reid); are trying to negotiate "with a bomb strapped to their chest" (senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer); are "legislative arsonists" (Rep. Nancy Pelosi); and are engaging in "blatant extortion" (White House press secretary Jay Carney).

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#999535 Oct 9, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Where's "USAsince1680" when the foul mouthed, racist democrats like you show up?
You need to take that up with "whatever". She's the "foul language" police.

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#999536 Oct 9, 2013
The MSNBC crowd calls Republicans "arsonists" every 15 minutes. They ought to check with fellow MSNBC host Al Sharpton. He knows his arsonists! In 1995, Sharpton whipped up a mob outside the Jewish-owned Freddy's Fashion Mart with an anti-Semitic speech. Sometime later, a member of the mob torched the store, killing seven Hispanic employees.

Every single Democrat in the country uses the exact same talking point: We "refuse to negotiate with a gun being held to our head."

Which means that the Democrats will engage in no negotiation at all -- not now, not ever. House Republicans have already passed three-dozen bills defunding, or otherwise modifying, Obamacare. Senate Democrats and liberal commentators had a good laugh at Republicans for passing them. Now they're paying attention!

If you are in the minority of Americans not already unalterably opposed to Obamacare, keep in mind that the only reason the government is shut down right now is that Democrats refuse to fund the government if they are required to live under Obamacare.

That's how good it is!

COPYRIGHT 2013 ANN COULTER

Since: Nov 11

Naperville, IL

#999537 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
What the Shutdown Has Achieved
Gallup finds that the GOP’s unfavorability rating has spiked in the last month:.....
An unfavorability rating of 62% passes the worst number for Republicans in the last twenty years, and that came at the nadir of the Bush era in the midst of the financial crisis. The party’s favorability rating (28%) is also an all-time low since Gallup began asking the question in 1992. It is even lower than the party’s favorability after Clinton’s impeachment. Post-Bush Republicans have managed to achieve what I thought couldn’t be done–they have made their party even more unattractive to the country than it was at the lowest ebb of Bush’s last years in office. The ratings for the Democrats aren’t great (43% fav/49% unfav), but the gap between the parties has widened significantly in just the last month.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Do you believe Gallup?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#999538 Oct 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Kaiser is an HMO...almost a religious cult for the true believers...but not top quality medicine....
Kaiser doesn't hesitate to send patients to UCLA if there is a specialist there that can help one of their patients. They are great that way. But, you'll never know, you don't need insurance.

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