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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#999403 Oct 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Special tax breaks & tax credits are subsidies.
like the home mortgage deduction?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#999404 Oct 9, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
<spam> <RINO spam>
i beg your pardon? i've never been a republican! though you might need to have a talk with Mr. Ryan.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999405 Oct 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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all that Congress needs to do is to bring Lois Lerner back and grant her limited immunity to force her testimony....the focus will shift quickly...suspect Issa is just waiting for the so-called fiscal crisis to pass first...
The health care benefits will be counted as income this year. Everyone (the half of the country paying all the income taxes) will be paying more taxes without any increase in income.
I'm thinking everyone will become very interested when they calculate their Obama tax after the end of the year.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999406 Oct 9, 2013
" It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress...we, the taxpayers, seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock."

The train wreck continues.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999407 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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screw you and your severely limited vocabulary.
1-800-FUCKYOU

))))

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999408 Oct 9, 2013
"Acting more and more like a cheap version of Josef Stalin or even Hugo Chavez and, increasingly, drunk on his personally perceived absolute power over US citizens, Obama is now openly attacking we Americans and all of our institutions."
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#999409 Oct 9, 2013
Cons should be cheering.

Where are those reich wing idiots?

"US cutting hundreds of millions in aid to Egypt
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Oct 9, 5:00 PM (ET)

By DEB RIECHMANN

WASHINGTON (AP)- The United States is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the crackdown by the military-backed government on his supporters.

The U.S. provides $1.5 billion in aid each year to Egypt. While the State Department did not provide a dollar amount of what was being withheld, most of it was expected to be military aid. A U.S. official said the aid being withheld included 10 Apache helicopters at a cost of about $500 million.

The official provided the information only on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to comment by name.

The U.S. decision to slash aid to Egypt will create new friction in Washington's already uneasy relations with the government that ousted the first democratically elected Egyptian president. And the consequences won't end there. The move will anger Persian Gulf states, push Egypt to seek assistance from U.S. rivals and upend decades of close ties with the Egyptians that that have been a bulwark of stability in the Middle East...."
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#999410 Oct 9, 2013
And the reich wing idiots are starting their take over.....

"Marshals: Gunman fires at US courthouse in W.Va.
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Oct 9, 4:56 PM (ET)

WHEELING, W.Va.(AP)- The U.S. Marshals Service says a man with an assault-type rifle fired 15 to 20 shots at the federal courthouse in Wheeling. W.Va., before security officers returned fire, critically wounding the man.

Chief deputy Mike Claxton of the Marshals Service in northern West Virginia says one officer was hurt by shattered glass inside the courthouse during Wednesday's shooting but no other injuries were reported.

Claxton says the gunman was in a parking lot across from the courthouse downtown. He says officials are attempting to determine a motive."

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#999411 Oct 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Not that exact statement but the poster did correctly note that the Repubs did indeed corral the dumbest of dumb one issue voters
Sure...like those "Repubs" in Hollywood/LA that thought Obamacare and the ACA were two different entities?

"[T]he douche in the Lakers jersey is the best:“So the Affordable Care Act is more affordable than Obamacare?”“Yes. Just the name says it all.”

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999412 Oct 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Like stealing avatars? Noooooooooo. You wouldn't do that.
Awww..poor dumbass dave got caught in a topix game and went running to the principle. BTW, I heard that someone took your "avatar" and created a dozen characters on various gay websites.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#999413 Oct 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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all that Congress needs to do is to bring Lois Lerner back and grant her limited immunity to force her testimony.
I would pay to see that.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#999415 Oct 9, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure...like those "Repubs" in Hollywood/LA that thought Obamacare and the ACA were two different entities?
"[T]he douche in the Lakers jersey is the best:“So the Affordable Care Act is more affordable than Obamacare?”“Yes. Just the name says it all.”
Any priests there son?
jack_kervorkian

Oklahoma City, OK

#999416 Oct 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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We are more humane to animals; they shoot horses don't they?
My cat had diabetes; I had him put to sleep. It's the right thing to do. My nephew kept his diabetic cat alive with insulin, then she went blind and was falling down and walking into walls, they had to keep her in a closet to be safe to eat, this went on for years. Why? I think it's absurd. Give them the shot and let them go. Keeping that brain dead woman alive for 14 years was insane; it was because of the parents religious fanaticism and then the Governor Bush got involved, and the President got involved. How absolutely ridiculous.
Pull your car into the garage...leave.the.engine running...roll down the window...and breath....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999417 Oct 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Cons should be cheering.
Where are those reich wing idiots?
"US cutting hundreds of millions in aid to Egypt
Email this Story
Oct 9, 5:00 PM (ET)
By DEB RIECHMANN
WASHINGTON (AP)- The United States is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the crackdown by the military-backed government on his supporters.
The U.S. provides $1.5 billion in aid each year to Egypt. While the State Department did not provide a dollar amount of what was being withheld, most of it was expected to be military aid. A U.S. official said the aid being withheld included 10 Apache helicopters at a cost of about $500 million.
The official provided the information only on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to comment by name.
The U.S. decision to slash aid to Egypt will create new friction in Washington's already uneasy relations with the government that ousted the first democratically elected Egyptian president. And the consequences won't end there. The move will anger Persian Gulf states, push Egypt to seek assistance from U.S. rivals and upend decades of close ties with the Egyptians that that have been a bulwark of stability in the Middle East...."
When Egypt has terrorists running their government, Obama builds their war machine. When Egypt throws the terrorists out of their government, Obama stops building their war machine.
Did I get that right?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#999418 Oct 9, 2013
CRANSTON, R.I.-

Terence McAuliffe, the former chairman of the national Democratic Party and current Virginia gubernatorial candidate, was one of hundreds of people who invested in variable annuities that used terminally ill patients as the annuitants.

McAuliffe and others became owners of the investment instruments through Cranston estate planner Joseph Caramadre. Caramadre pleaded guilty to stealing the identities of terminally ill patients and using that information to falsely apply for annuities and bonds with death puts.

Prosecutors said Caramadre cost insurance companies between $37 million and $48 million from the scheme.

Caramadre, with the help of a partner, would use personal information from terminally ill patients on investment applications that contained death benefits. The actual owners of the annuity would be Caramadre or hundreds of investors. In exchange for the personal information, Caramadre often times would help the families of the terminally ill to pay for funeral expenses.

Besides McAuliffe, Robert Flanders, a former justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, is on the investment list. Gaythorne "Poochie" Angell, a long-time bookie and mob associate, was also an investor, along with Monsignor Raymond Bastia, who handles financial planning for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.

There is no evidence that the investors knew that Caramadre was stealing the identities of the terminally ill patients.

Caramadre's use of unrelated owners of the annuities was legal.

Caramadre and his partner have pleaded guilty to the investment scheme. Prosecutors said Caramadre made millions.

Caramadre is being held at the Wyatt Detention Center and has yet to be sentenced.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#999419 Oct 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
WASHINGTON (AP)- The United States is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt
Good
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#999420 Oct 9, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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When Egypt has terrorists running their government, Obama builds their war machine. When Egypt throws the terrorists out of their government, Obama stops building their war machine.
Did I get that right?
So... whose running the government son?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#999421 Oct 9, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Good
We should do that with israel too, don't you think?

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#999422 Oct 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Point is then__why lie out one's azz?
Key word search__Terry Schiavo neurologist__instant results provide thirty examples of Lois Lane lies.
The point is that Google allows us to find opposing versions of "the truth" regarding political issues.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#999423 Oct 9, 2013
"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, sh*ts on the board and then struts around like it won the game."

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