Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Yeah

Mililani, HI

#999623 Oct 9, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Oh, the whole lot of them will move to Costa Rica as soon as they are done feeding off of America's teet.
I hope being full of themselves helps speed that processes!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#999624 Oct 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
"You've got to get the socialized medicine as the foundation because it gives you control of the people. Once you get control of the people, you can do what you want."
~Dr. Ben Carson
isn't that the guy who voted for Clinton?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#999625 Oct 9, 2013
Two choices:

Government having the power over us - Socialism.

People having the power over government - Republic.

Stand on one side of the line or the other. There is no middle ground.

The reason we are exactly where we are at this crucial crossroad? We are picking sides.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#999626 Oct 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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sounds like an admission that Kaiser is second or third tier....
Then don't worry about the second class people son.

Oops! Did I let the conservative care system or of the bag?

Heavens to Betsy!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#999627 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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isn't that the guy who voted for Clinton?
Dr. Benjamin Carson is the former Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and the first neurosurgeon to successfully separate Siamese twin babies joined at the head.

He is also proving to be the next soft spoken but plain speaking Ronald Reagan.

Carson quoted Alinsky to show why he believes Obama won't engage in dialogue with his conservative opponents -- because that would "humanize" them. And why he uses "ridicule" to "demonize" them.

One of Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals". Obama learned them well.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#999628 Oct 9, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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I see when backed into a corner you rely on childish insults and fabrications.
Not only are you immature, your post shows you to be dishonest and cowardly.
"LOL" at you.
how about that evil pedophilia son?

Seems you're very practiced at duck, dodge, run and hide!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#999629 Oct 9, 2013
Here’s How Republicans Could Have Stayed Out of This Mess

CNN reports on a potential thaw in the fiscal standoff:

On Wednesday, GOP leaders appeared to shift their focus from efforts to dismantle Obama’s signature health care reform, the initial driving force behind the shutdown, to securing spending cuts elsewhere.…

Meanwhile, GOP leaders were distancing themselves from demands by tea party conservatives to also make dismantling Obamacare a condition for agreement.

It remains to be seen, of course, whether Republican negotiators secure actual spending cuts or, rather, some kind of a framework in which subsequent negotiations will take place. But the tabling of Obamacare represents half the battle for the Obama administration.

It’s worth stepping back to look at the Spinal Tap sandwich that Republicans—because they could not agree on tactics—have put Obama in: The House leadership, plus Rep. Paul Ryan, now seek nonmaximal budget concessions from the administration. But all along, they’ve eyed the most dangerous hostage—the debt ceiling. The kami-cons, meanwhile, sought a maximal concession—the defunding or delay or Obamacare—but eyed a lower-value target: the continuing resolution to keep the government open.

Obama won’t bargain on the debt ceiling.

And he won’t bargain on Obamacare.

Two separate factions of Republicans tried to make him do both—and for different reasons.

Clowns to the left of him, jokers to the right.

There is a deal to be had now that Obamacare is again on the backburner and a short-term debt ceiling increase is apparently in play. The mismatch of demands and leverage points is coming back into balance. And so we’re left to wonder what House Republicans could have accomplished had they retained a sense of proportion and sought reasonable concessions without attempting to seize the highest-value hostage. A repeal of the medical device tax, plus sequester-level budget caps? The Keystone pipeline? More?

Instead they’ll get peanuts, and an even more badly damaged national brand.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/heres-...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#999630 Oct 9, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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This gig isn't working for you. What are you talking about?
I have been sick today and not in much of a mood for trolls.
Love ya anyway.
the to is a disease!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#999631 Oct 9, 2013
Whatever wrote:
I am outta here-carry on
no one put you in charge son.

So don't worry. The improvement starts when you leave!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#999632 Oct 9, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Dong, get your chubby, slanty-eyed azz to bed!! Chinese pastry in the morning!!
yep. Wolfie balls!
Obamascare

Denver, CO

#999633 Oct 9, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You seem to be very, very confused about the purpose of the exchanges.
They are intended for low-wage workers and people with pre-existing conditions who haven't been able to afford care. These people don't give a damn whether or not they can get care at UCLA or Cedars-Sinai. People who go to the exchanges do so knowing that the US government can't afford to subsidize care at top rated research hospitals and, they don't care. They are just happy to be able to get medical attention...anywhere.
If someone like you wants to access UCLA or Cedars-Sinai, a plan from the exchange is not for you. Period.
My experience after three days of preparation is that Obamacare is not ready for prime time and it is not affordable. My preparation included calls with my financial adviser, tax adviser, current provider and exploring Colorado’s health exchange website. I found:

1. The income number is adjusted gross income (no deductions).

2. My rates are higher — 250 to 350 percent higher. I was paying $550 per month for a family of three compared to bronze policy rates of $1,400 and $1,800 per month. This is not affordable for my family.

3. Subsidies will not make up the difference. Post-subsidy, I face a net 30 percent to 50 percent increase.

4. The sites are not ready. It took seven attempts to create a user ID. Some PPO policies were missing. And the subsidy calculator was unavailable.

Joel Reed, Breckenridge

This letter was published in the Oct. 9 edition

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#999634 Oct 9, 2013
John Maynard Keynes was characterized as a liberal, an atheist and a statistician as well as a sodomite.

Keynes admitted that by "a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but confiscate arbitrarily: and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The process engages all of the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner that not one man in a million can diagnose."

When Larry Summers, head of President Obama's National Economic Council and former president of Harvard University, was asked by Charlie Rose "what idea, what person has most influenced your thinking on how to deal with this financial mess?" without hesitation answered "Keynes."

http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-tim...

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#999635 Oct 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>AND... We Tea Party Patriots don't give a shit what you ignorant Australian ass-clown stupid commies think...
GFY...Greg Bourke
It's the culture...
Tea party calling someone else ignorant, then in the next breath call yourself a patriot. That is the clown act right there. It's bad enough for Republicans to have sent the world broke in 2008 now the Tea party want to do it again. So it would be safe to say your fan club is shrinking all the time, even the Chinese are becoming antzy about Tea Party stupidity.
budd

Thailand

#999636 Oct 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
John Maynard Keynes was characterized as a liberal, an atheist and a statistician as well as a sodomite.
Keynes admitted that by "a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but confiscate arbitrarily: and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The process engages all of the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner that not one man in a million can diagnose."
When Larry Summers, head of President Obama's National Economic Council and former president of Harvard University, was asked by Charlie Rose "what idea, what person has most influenced your thinking on how to deal with this financial mess?" without hesitation answered "Keynes."
http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-tim...
Keynesian economics ended the depression and was the foundation of our economics for the entire post WWII economic boom.

It was only after Raygun's voodoo/supply side economics that The middle class began to shrink and debt and deficits exploded.

Only an idiot would think that wealth will trickle down to the middle class when you cut taxes on the rich. You seem to enjoy having the rich piss on you and tell you its raining.
Brad

Marlborough, CT

#999637 Oct 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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What % of these taxes are on the middle class, Bradley.
You do the math.
The poor won't pay a single dime,and the wealthy that Oblamer loves to hate for the media will pass it on in the form of higher costs and limited goods and services.

Since Oblamer took office 96% of the new wealth have gone to the top 1% of wage earners,and,last year 77% of all the new jobs created were part time.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#999638 Oct 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
The National Mall was open today for an immigration rally under 1st Amendment rights while the veterans who fought for 1st Amendment rights were denied access to the WWII Monument.
This is a three-ring political circus.
Actually carol individual veterans groups are being given access to the WWII Memorial. The park service made provisions Wednesday to allow veterans groups into the memorial during the government shutdown. Spokeswoman Carol Johnson said the Honor Flight Network, which brings World War II veterans to Washington, is being granted access to conduct First Amendment activities at the memorial.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#999639 Oct 10, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Actually carol individual veterans groups are being given access to the WWII Memorial. The park service made provisions Wednesday to allow veterans groups into the memorial during the government shutdown. Spokeswoman Carol Johnson said the Honor Flight Network, which brings World War II veterans to Washington, is being granted access to conduct First Amendment activities at the memorial.
Your socialist punk Obama knew he had to do that numbnuts. But everyone else is being kept out such as the children of the veterans, etc. Meanwhile, they opened up the National Mall so Nancy Pelosi & a bunch of "Illegal" Aliens could have a rally.

You forgot to mention that, Zombie Reichtard.

You party is anti-American and you are an idiot!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#999640 Oct 10, 2013
Brad wrote:
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You do the math.
The poor won't pay a single dime,and the wealthy that Oblamer loves to hate for the media will pass it on in the form of higher costs and limited goods and services.
Since Oblamer took office 96% of the new wealth have gone to the top 1% of wage earners,and,last year 77% of all the new jobs created were part time.
Wow Bradley. You're an idiot.

What wealthy people do you buy products from? I buy stuff made by companies.

I get it, Bradley. You think if the CEO of Lowes pays a higher rate on his personal income tax that he will raise lumber prices.

I have news, Bradley, the wealthy has been grabbing the majority of growth in this country for decades. Its called redistribution of wealth.

This is what Obama was talking about. Changing that so the middle class gets a bigger slice.. And you f*cking morons ran screaming thru the streets " OMG OMG Obama is Stealing our money & giving it to others"

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#999641 Oct 10, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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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.
These taxes are not mostly on the middle class, Ray. You are lying again.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#999643 Oct 10, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Find me 7 definition sources that call tax breaks subsidies, then we'll talk.. Until then, you lose.
I am not looking to win anything.

Just pointing out how wrong you are.

But, if you want to remain uninformed, that is up to you.

It provides us with laughs everyday.

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