Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1345939 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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TSM

El Paso, TX

#1000358 Oct 10, 2013
This should remove all doubt that this President is playing Politics with American People and our Fallen Heroes!!
The Senate has approved legislation to provide benefits to the families of fallen troops!!
The Senate backed the measure Thursday, after the House approved it unanimously a day earlier!!
Today the WH reject senate Bill!!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1000359 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
House Republicans have refused to vote on a bill to reopen the federal government, with no strings attached. Instead, they want to reopen only parts of the government, while continuing to push for face-saving concessions from President Barack Obama.
The GOP's piecemeal approach would fund services for some of the shutdown's most visible victims, thus blunting some of the criticisms the party has received for its refusal to budge and pass a clean continuing resolution. They have proposed funding the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health and the national parks, for example.
But a new ad from the advocacy group VoteVets argues that such an approach is bad for veterans. It features Redge Ranyard, a 90-year-old World War II Navy veteran.
Responding to House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) comment that the GOP is locked in an "epic battle" over funding the government, Ranyard replies, "I was in six epic battles, fighting the Nazis. Congressmen, your shutdown is not an epic battle. It’s bad governance." (Watch the ad above.)
Ranyard receives pension checks from the VA, which will stop going out if the shutdown continues. But he told The Huffington Post that the GOP approach amid the government shutdown is flawed because veterans don't live in a vacuum, simply relying on services from the VA alone.
"They rely on nearly every department, from the Department of Education, to Housing and Urban Development, and so on, to help veterans out with what we, as a nation, owe them," he said. "This whole silliness about funding bits and pieces of the government is like sticking fingers in a dike.... It is important to me that you know that my interests are not limited to veterans. The homeless, hungry, in need of medical care, also are my concern."
Veterans are affected by the shutdown in ways that extend beyond the VA and war memorials, since they make up nearly 30 percent of the federal workforce. About 800,000 federal employees are currently being furloughed. They will receive back pay only if Congress authorizes it, and even then, their paychecks won't come until after the government reopens.
Last week, lawmakers rushed to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. after hearing that a group of Honor Flight veterans were unable to get to the memorial because of the shutdown. They took photos at the site, and Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) attempted to gain some political points by castigating a park ranger and blaming her for blocking the veterans from the site, which was closed because of Congress.
Ranyard, who has taken place in Honor Flight and visited the memorial, wasn't convinced by the display.
"They were dishonoring the memory of those who died in World War II," he said. "You don’t use the memories of fallen troops as a political prop. I found it utterly repugnant, and it is why I felt so compelled to be in this ad."
Veterans who spoke with The Huffington Post last week at the World War II Memorial agreed with Ranyard's call to reopen the entire federal government.
Ranyard also criticized Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R-Ga.) comment that the government shutdown was Republicans' "Braveheart" moment.
"What is this obsession with equating their efforts to keep the government closed with military and battle imagery? Anyway, as I recall, William Wallace fought to help his people, not keep them suffering," Ranyard said. "The government shutdown, and the GOP fight to keep it closed, hurts people. I think Republicans ought to pick up a history book, once in a while. It seems to me like they could stand to learn a few things, if they’re interested."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/vete...
And missing in all this is Marco Rubio. Hah, he's not real good in front of TV cameras when it really matters__maybe McConnell has him under guard.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000360 Oct 10, 2013
Both sides fighting over the pot of gold!

neither side is wise with spending OUR money...

dont give them any more...

they bought this:

"Studying the Effect of Local Populations on
the Environment...in the Himalayas -$529,648

"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
has awarded researchers at the University of Michigan a grant to study the “reciprocal relationship between population processes (marriage, fertility, and migration) and the environment (landusefcover [sic], vegetation abundance, species diversity, and consumption of natural resources)in the foothills of the
Nepalese Himalayas"

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/8_3_10_St...

Half a million dollars!!!!!!!
How many social security checks would this cover?
How many meals on wheels would this fund?
How many Head Start classes would this support?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1000361 Oct 10, 2013
Backfire wrote:
The impasse has D.C. Democrats suddenly on the side of Republicans, and publicly challenging Democrats.
No....

.. but you keep believing what you want.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1000362 Oct 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
"In a mean-spirited fit of selfish anger, Barack Obama has shut down our nation’s war memorials. And he has declared open war on our honored veterans!
The World War II memorial … the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … the Korean War Veterans Memorial – Obama has shut them all down to force his will on the House of Representatives and frankly, to get revenge on the American people who oppose Obamacare and his other naked power grabs.
Let’s put it plainly: Barack Obama is behaving like a vicious tyrant. And if he succeeds in this assault on the democratic system, the Republic we love is at mortal risk. It’s just that simple."
Pouting little girl Obama rejects bipartisan bill to pay veterans death benefits.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1000363 Oct 10, 2013
Some of you here appear to be confused so to clarify the debt ceiling is a separate issue from the government shut down.

Delaying the debt ceiling issue will not open up the government.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1000364 Oct 10, 2013
When the creator of McAfee online security says you're an idiot to put your info into an Obamacare site, you should listen
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1000365 Oct 10, 2013
TSM wrote:
This should remove all doubt that this President is playing Politics with American People and our Fallen Heroes!!
The Senate has approved legislation to provide benefits to the families of fallen troops!!
The Senate backed the measure Thursday, after the House approved it unanimously a day earlier!!
Today the WH reject senate Bill!!
Sounds like Republicans are united and Socialist DemoKKKrats are fighting with each other...

OMG...OMG...OMG...

now lets see if Obama rejects offer to extend debt ceiling....and crashes stock market...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000366 Oct 10, 2013
No money for Veterans...

Obama says no...

He mad!!!!

Maybe if politicians would stop spending money on sh it like this we'd have a REAL surplus...
$712,000 grant...
"...researchers at Northwestern University are using stimulus money to develop “machine-generated humor.

How many veterans burials could this have paid for?
How many OB/GYN appt's would this pay for?
How many meals would this provide?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1000367 Oct 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
House Republicans have refused to vote on a bill to reopen the federal government,
The federal government never shut down, moron. It's open. It's been open the entire time you clowns claimed there was a "government shut down".
There was no government shut down. This was just another hoax contrived by the Democrats.

We don't need any more than 87 percent of the government. We should adopt a budget right now that fixes the size of this government for the next fiscal year at this 87 percent of Obama's government.
Then, next year, we cut more. We do this until we get a sane government again.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1000368 Oct 10, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
HELLO?

THIS DB MOM
db have man crush on Hillary
"Man crush" on Hillary?

LOL - YOU said it!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1000369 Oct 10, 2013
Topix Admin.
The Democrats made that their number to call for ObamaKare. I'm just posting the number the Democrats chose for everyone to call.
Call that number and tell them what you think about that.
In fact, call the White House and tell Obama what you think about it. I'm hoping you're really upset about the Democrats and Obama being that arrogant.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000370 Oct 10, 2013
Veterans don't get buried...

but College Researchers got this:

"Researchers at Florida International
University received nearly $60,000 to document and
provide statistical analysis regarding the rise of
colonial lawsuits in the Spanish Empire."

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/8_3_10_St...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1000371 Oct 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
only 7 million would be a miserable failure....particularly when many of those will be people who already had insurance but lost it because of ObamaKKKare...
"John Galt"
"useless" is well useless. 7 million he claims will be signed up for nobamakare, barely 2% of the population. I may be mistaken but did not the press relay the information 48 million would be on board with nobamakare? They have already spent 634 million on a failed computer system, plus millions more spent on facilitators.
Peace
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000372 Oct 10, 2013
Our Veterans don't get buried...

but the State Dept got this in 2010:

14 flat screen tv's
$36,924

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/8_3_10_St...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000373 Oct 10, 2013
Veterans won't receive benefits...

But a Distillery did:

$5,000,000 (loan)

"Colorado liquor distilleries, breweries and wineries
are getting $5 million in stimulus-backed business
loans."

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/8_3_10_St...

Booze is more important that people?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1000374 Oct 10, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing ever gets off the ground and starts running like a Swiss watch without actual live testing first. It will all be fine. You Republicans need to just sit back and watch. If Obamacare is a failure, you can say, "told you so" and if it is a success, you can do what Republicans always do when they lose a fight...whine, cry and pass the blame.
When something isn't working, the normal procedure is to shut down, fix the problem, do some testing, and then restart.

Obama chooses to drive the bus over the cliff with no oil in the engine and no brakes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1000375 Oct 10, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Veterans don't get buried...
but College Researchers got this:
"Researchers at Florida International
University received nearly $60,000 to document and
provide statistical analysis regarding the rise of
colonial lawsuits in the Spanish Empire."
http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/8_3_10_St...
thatsa lotta bucks to give to a ghetto high school...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1000376 Oct 10, 2013
Gov workers furloughed...

not getting paid..

but these guys got paid to go on a Research Trip:
9 College students
6 weeks
NSF...the ball washers of Africa!!!!

" Field Trip to Study Dinosaur Eggs...in China (Bozeman, MT)-$141,000"

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/8_3_10_St...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1000377 Oct 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It's not matched by your company. They figured that money into your pay when they hired you. Bet you think they match your SSI tax also.
NO. The company figured that "match" money into their employee cost. Not into the employee pay.

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