Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1384165 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

#999835 Oct 10, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
LMAO at odumbo the hypocritical chimp rationalizing HIS vote against raising the debt ceiling in 2006. At least in the end, he acknowledges he's a fraud:
Government shutdown update: President Obama defends 2006 vote against raising the debt ceiling
By: CNN Wire
WASHINGTON - There is no daylight between his vote against raising the debt ceiling as a senator in 2006 and his call for Congress to increase the limit in the next 10 days, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
"Nothing has changed," Obama told WFLA in an interview. "I voted against a debt ceiling increase at the time because I had some concerns about what President (George W.) Bush was doing."
The president said he has "no problem" if members of Congress choose to vote against raising the legal borrowing limit now, but took issue with House Speaker John Boehner's choice not to bring a clean bill to the floor.
Obama has consistently lobbied publicly for Congress to re-open the government and raise the ceiling before he will negotiate over larger debt and deficit issues facing the country. Boehner has said House Republicans will not give in to Obama's demands, insisting mechanisms to rein in spending be included in any conversations about raising the debt ceiling.
At a press conference Tuesday, the president once again warned of the potential effects of failing to raise the debt ceiling before the October 17 deadline when the Treasury Department said the U.S. government will run out of money to pay its bills.
"We've been hearing from some Republicans in Congress that default would not be a big deal. So let me explain this," Obama said. "If Congress refuses to raise what's called the debt ceiling, America would not be able to meet all of our financial obligations for the first time in 225 years."
But in 2006, then-freshman Sen. Obama voted against an increase in the limit over tax cuts supported by Bush and concerns over the high federal deficit.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure," Obama said on the Senate floor at the time. "Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit."
The president was asked about his 2006 vote in 2011, during the last debt ceiling debate, and said his shift showed the difference between serving in the Senate, where it's a tough vote politically, and serving as commander in chief, when you realize the "full faith and credit of the United States" is at risk.
"That was just an example of a new senator making what is a political vote as opposed to doing what was important for the country. And I'm the first one to acknowledge it," Obama told ABC.
Obama said. "If Congress refuses to raise what's called the debt ceiling, America would not be able to meet all of our financial obligations for the first time in 225 years."

Bullshit.
I wish Obama would read the Constitution at least once in his life.
The 14th Amendment states the government will pay its bills.
What that means is, if the government can't pay its debt AND write a welfare check, the government pays its debt.

There is revenue. According to the Constitution, the debt must be paid first. Then, and only after the government has paid its debt, there can be money spent on other things.

Defaulting the government is not inconsistent with the Democrats' plan to eliminate the constitutional republic.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#999836 Oct 10, 2013
Key Republicans signal willingness to back down on effort to defund health-care law

Republican Party leaders, activists and donors now widely acknowledge that the effort to kill President Obama’s signature initiative by hitting the brakes on the government has been a failure. The law has largely disappeared from their calculus as they look for a way out of the impasse over the shutdown and for a way to avoid a possible default on U.S. debt.

Instead, they are regrouping for a longer battle over the health-care law. They also are trying to refocus the upcoming debt-ceiling showdown on fiscal issues, including entitlements and tax reform.

The strategy to defund the Affordable Care Act “needed a Plan B, and its authors, if they had one, didn’t share what it was,” said Heather R. Higgins, head of the Independent Women’s Forum and founder of a coalition of conservative groups seeking repeal of the health-care law.

The push to defund the legislation has cost Republicans politically. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that only 28 percent of Americans view the Republican Party favorably — down 10 percentage points since September, and the lowest number for either party since Gallup began asking the question in 1992.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/key-re...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#999837 Oct 10, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Rick Klein of ABC News calls for the stock market to tank because he thinks it would help Obama.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/...
Tell us again lily how hilarious it is that our press has become partisan hacks.
Hitler also commandeered the press and healthcare. Sound familiar?

Comrade Obama's government shutdown proves just how brown shirt the USA has become since a sellout obama, denying people freedom, controlling peoples lives, and denying people their rights..

Tear down this Wall Comrade obama...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#999839 Oct 10, 2013
TSM wrote:
Never in American History have we had a President/Administration that has shown contempt for our Fallen Heroes by denying their Families’ Death Benefits’ Mr. President show us some Class and do the Honorable thing’ Resign!!’
The Fisher House, a veterans' charity organization, is paying the families of the fallen heroes. The government is going to "reimburse" them.

But the government is right on top of handling everyone's medical care under the watchful and trustful eye of the IRS.

The Dumb and Dumber have seriously gone mad.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999840 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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million?
ha-ha-ha-ha......
Right-wing activists who have made a media splash by claiming they’ll use big trucks to jam Beltway traffic this weekend are off to a rocky start.
Barely a day after U.S.News & World Report wrote about the “Ride for the Constitution,” organizers are condemning a former compatriot who suggested that the group will “arrest” congressmen. Meanwhile, mainstream trucking industry organizations are disavowing any connection with the activists, including some protest supporters who alleged they plan to snarl traffic for three days by circling Interstate 495 at 55 mph.
....But then another organizer, Earl Conlon, told The Washington Post on Tuesday that the whole protest is a hoax.“Nothing gets the attention of the mainstream media like some sort of disastrous threat,” he said.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/trucker...
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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#999841 Oct 10, 2013
For those of you who don't understand the deal with Treasury Bonds.

The government has been printing money-lots of money-in order to purchase treasury bonds. This keeps the stock market propped up.

With the decrease in value of treasury bonds, financial institutions will have to sell off other assets to cover their trading position.

The talk of the coming bubble has been a topic of those involve in trading for some time now.

Meaning neither passing a CR or a debt ceiling has much influence on this.

We got here by the printing of excessive monies devaluing the dollar.

Bernake warned we needed to stop printing and has since resigned.

This stop gap method has been abused and now folks we are headed to another recession.

The only thing which may ease it is reducing our spending.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#999842 Oct 10, 2013
Write this down.
When Dow=12,999
Hello Obamacare!
Goodbye teabaggers!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#999843 Oct 10, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Rick Klein of ABC News calls for the stock market to tank because he thinks it would help Obama.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/...
Tell us again lily how hilarious it is that our press has become partisan hacks.
Everyone but you morans knows the teaparty republicans are at fault for everything.
You'll never get another candidate in the White House; meanwhile, that moran Mitt and his phoney wife were pretending to make Fluffer nutter sandwiches on Jay Leno. Why don't they donate some of their money to help people because you effers have shut down the government? This just proves once and for all how totally clueless and out of touch those people are.
Oh, yes, yuck yuck Jay, have a jar of Fluff. Oh barf.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999844 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
not to worry.....
Erick Erickson Predicts 'Real Third Party Movement' To Divide GOP
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/erick-e...
they even hate each other.
Do you mean like what happened in 2010?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#999846 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
million?
ha-ha-ha-ha......
Right-wing activists who have made a media splash by claiming they’ll use big trucks to jam Beltway traffic this weekend are off to a rocky start.
Barely a day after U.S.News & World Report wrote about the “Ride for the Constitution,” organizers are condemning a former compatriot who suggested that the group will “arrest” congressmen. Meanwhile, mainstream trucking industry organizations are disavowing any connection with the activists, including some protest supporters who alleged they plan to snarl traffic for three days by circling Interstate 495 at 55 mph.
....But then another organizer, Earl Conlon, told The Washington Post on Tuesday that the whole protest is a hoax.“Nothing gets the attention of the mainstream media like some sort of disastrous threat,” he said.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/trucker...
Ten or twenty doing ten or twenty mph on the beltway at rush hour would be sufficient lol.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#999847 Oct 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Fisher House, a veterans' charity organization, is paying the families of the fallen heroes. The government is going to "reimburse" them.
But the government is right on top of handling everyone's medical care under the watchful and trustful eye of the IRS.
The Dumb and Dumber have seriously gone mad.
You are dumb and dumber each and every day.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#999848 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The senator who spearheaded the campaign to defund the Affordable Care Act has seen his popularity sink at home, according to a poll released Wednesday.
A little more than half of Utahns — 51 percent — said they have an unfavorable opinion of Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), the poll from Brigham Young University showed. Only 40 percent said they have a favorable opinion of Lee, down from 50 percent in June.
Utah Republicans have even cooled on Lee. In June, 71 percent of in-state Republicans had a favorable opinion of Lee, while the latest poll showed 57 percent of Beehive State GOPers have a favorable view of the senator.
Moreover, the poll found 57 percent of Lee's constituents want him to compromise on a budget.
Although his role in the defunding movement has been largely overshadowed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Lee laid the groundwork for the quixotic effort that led to the first government shutdown since 1996. As National Review reported, Lee began courting influential right-wing shock jocks like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity in early July to build support for the defunding plan.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/poll-ob...
Do you remember Senator Elbert Thomas? He was the last Democrat to represent Utah in the US Senate. His term ended January 3, 1951. 62 years of Republican Senators!!!

Lee isn't up for re-election until Nov 2016. The big issue then will be how do we, as a nation, recover from the Obama Depression. I'll bet you Lee wins re-election.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#999849 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
million?
ha-ha-ha-ha......
Right-wing activists who have made a media splash by claiming they’ll use big trucks to jam Beltway traffic this weekend are off to a rocky start.
Barely a day after U.S.News & World Report wrote about the “Ride for the Constitution,” organizers are condemning a former compatriot who suggested that the group will “arrest” congressmen. Meanwhile, mainstream trucking industry organizations are disavowing any connection with the activists, including some protest supporters who alleged they plan to snarl traffic for three days by circling Interstate 495 at 55 mph.
....But then another organizer, Earl Conlon, told The Washington Post on Tuesday that the whole protest is a hoax.“Nothing gets the attention of the mainstream media like some sort of disastrous threat,” he said.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/trucker...
<spam>
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#999851 Oct 10, 2013
A planned protest on the beltway for this weekend may all be a hoax.

The man behind it all told the Washington Post he simply wanted to ruffle some feathers when he made comments to U.S. News and World Report about 3,000 truckers coming to our area.

But there are no real plans to take over the highway.

Truckers we spoke with say such a protest wouldn't accomplish much and police would probably ticket participants.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23644034/trucker...

so let's start a fund to pay for those tickets. i'm sure all of you redstate welfare folks can give a few hundred of my hard earned tax dollars to support your favorite hoax of the week.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999852 Oct 10, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Eat sh it you fkn greasy scab
Call 1-800-FUCKYOU and say that.))))
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#999854 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Key Republicans signal willingness to back down on effort to defund health-care law
Republican Party leaders, activists and donors now widely acknowledge that the effort to kill President Obama’s signature initiative by hitting the brakes on the government has been a failure. The law has largely disappeared from their calculus as they look for a way out of the impasse over the shutdown and for a way to avoid a possible default on U.S. debt.
Instead, they are regrouping for a longer battle over the health-care law. They also are trying to refocus the upcoming debt-ceiling showdown on fiscal issues, including entitlements and tax reform.
The strategy to defund the Affordable Care Act “needed a Plan B, and its authors, if they had one, didn’t share what it was,” said Heather R. Higgins, head of the Independent Women’s Forum and founder of a coalition of conservative groups seeking repeal of the health-care law.
The push to defund the legislation has cost Republicans politically. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that only 28 percent of Americans view the Republican Party favorably — down 10 percentage points since September, and the lowest number for either party since Gallup began asking the question in 1992.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/key-re...
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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#999855 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Key Republicans signal willingness to back down on effort to defund health-care law
Republican Party leaders, activists and donors now widely acknowledge that the effort to kill President Obama’s signature initiative by hitting the brakes on the government has been a failure. The law has largely disappeared from their calculus as they look for a way out of the impasse over the shutdown and for a way to avoid a possible default on U.S. debt.
Instead, they are regrouping for a longer battle over the health-care law. They also are trying to refocus the upcoming debt-ceiling showdown on fiscal issues, including entitlements and tax reform.
The strategy to defund the Affordable Care Act “needed a Plan B, and its authors, if they had one, didn’t share what it was,” said Heather R. Higgins, head of the Independent Women’s Forum and founder of a coalition of conservative groups seeking repeal of the health-care law.
The push to defund the legislation has cost Republicans politically. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that only 28 percent of Americans view the Republican Party favorably — down 10 percentage points since September, and the lowest number for either party since Gallup began asking the question in 1992.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/key-re...
What is on the table is extending the individual mandate for one year.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#999857 Oct 10, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Well well it's the old flea bag child molester I am.
It's the culture...

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#999860 Oct 10, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I find Leo's list of great literature lacking.
Where is Dante, the Greek Tragedies, Shakespeare, etc.
Hey, J-J, once again you prove yourself dirtier and dumber than a coal bucket--the subject was Nobel Prize for Literature winners, and Dante, Aeschylus, nor Shakespeare were ever in the running. Keep talking to Phaggy Fenny; he's more your academically challenged equal.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#999861 Oct 10, 2013
How Goes The GOP’s Shutdown?

As you know, I don’t think much about policy, and I’m willing to accept that Obamacare is bad. Here’s the thing, though: it passed Congress after a hellacious political battle, and it passed muster with the Supreme Court. In our system, this is supposed to have settled the matter. Republican lost, fair and square. Now, though, the Tea Partiers are attempting an extreme move to stop the implementation of a program they hate — a move that destabilizes the normal process of government. As McArdle points out, just because you hate Obamacare doesn’t mean anything you can do to stop it must be done. It was always idiotic to think that the administration would negotiate over its signature program. Yes, most Americans may not like Obamacare, but most Americans do not think it’s the apocalypse, either. Who did this minority of Republicans think would be on their side?

What this episode shows is that the House Republicans are controlled by a radical faction, guided by no sense of political prudence, who are willing to blow up the normal processes of government to get what they want. Good luck trying to convince voters in 2016 to turn the presidency over to this party. Gallup also finds this:

Self-identified Republicans are more than twice as likely to view their own party unfavorably (27%) as Democrats are to see their own party unfavorably (13%). The GOP’s unfavorable rating among Republicans is up eight points from September, compared with a one-point rise in Democratic Party unfavorables among Democrats. These findings may be consistent with the widely circulated narrative that the Republican Party is internally splintered on how best to handle the budgetary negotiations.

Even ordinary Republicans hate the Republicans. Good work, men. From the party whose wise and prudent judgment brought us the Iraq cakewalk…

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...

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