Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1441310 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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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1003237 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I'd place my money on that bet. These people are playing with fire. Just remember fire doesn't care who it burns.
When was the last time the Republicans passed a funded budget.

Heck the last time they passed a funded bill

Pittsburgh, PA

#1003238 Oct 14, 2013 …
Obama is a loser heres proof

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1003239 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> What a load of horse squeeze!
You just can't get it.

You have no idea that they talk about with the SS unfunded liabilities.

Louisburg, NC

#1003240 Oct 14, 2013
The payroll cuts are surprising because the Affordable Care Act (ACA), whose implementation took a big step forward this month, is eventually expected to provide health coverage to as many as 30 million additional Americans.
"While the rest of the U.S. economy is stabilizing or improving, health care is entering into a recession," says John Howser, assistant vice chancellor of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Health care providers announced more layoffs than any other industry last month — 8,128 — largely because of reductions by hospitals, according to outplacement firm Challenger Gray and Christmas. So far this year, the health care sector has announced 41,085 layoffs, the third-most behind financial and industrial companies.
Total private hospital employment is still up by 36,000 in the past 12 months, but it's down by 8,000 since April, and more staff reductions are expected into next year.
... There are myriad reasons for the cuts, which are affecting administrative staff as well as nurses and doctors:
• Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies are all reducing reimbursement to hospitals. The federal budget cuts known as sequestration have cut Medicare reimbursement by 2%, the American Hospital Association says.
• As more Baby Boomers turn 65, their services will be reimbursed at Medicare rates that are lower than those of private payers, putting further pressure on hospital revenue.
Seasonally adjusted data from the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics shows only 7,000 jobs added at hospitals during the first eight months of this year.
So hospitals are cutting staff, and they expect an influx of patients who will now be able to utilize their services and that many Americans, as they age, will need more of their services. The combination of more customers, customers requiring more treatment, and less ability to serve customers due to inadequate reimbursements means that more Americans will experience longer waits for treatments and more aggressive attempts to talk them out of receiving those treatments, i.e., de facto rationing.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1003241 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Davey loves the givernment. Davey thinks people are too stupid to survive on their own.

So I see you dodged the questions.

Perhaps you had no answer.

Mililani, HI

#1003242 Oct 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
So the non-release of the court ruling allowing NSA to spy on US citizens somehow centers on when it started?
I will be honest. I posted the comment about releasing the ruling, which has bipartisan support, to see how many rank partisans here would attempt to make it partisan.
Arguing to be arguing behavior.
lol! Troll....

"Anything that centers on personality and slurs is trolling." - whatever

United States

#1003243 Oct 14, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>It happened in Louisiana, so how do you think they vote--if they do? Fat, camo-clad, SSI white trash whose real disabilities are drugs, alcohol, stupidity, and racism.
Leo you shouldn’t insult Obama’s home Town… Chicago or any other Liberal state!!


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1003244 Oct 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> When was the last time the Republicans passed a funded budget.
Heck the last time they passed a funded bill
I believe it was 2006. Then we had two democrat ones till 2008. Since then even though we had a dem president and dem lead Congress for two years we have been running on a CR for over 5 years. Progressives, the decay is starting to smell.

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003245 Oct 14, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>How many times must I point out the fact that, your party wouldn't even exist if it weren't for democrat blue states, paying for republican red states. Your entire political base is full of welfare states! So what are you saying, should the democrats stop paying for you ungrateful bastards?
Progressives appear to think that payments to states involve JUST welfare payments which is a fallacy.

Payments are made for a variety of reasons including the large national parks contained in some of the states on your list.

However, at this point, I am willing to agree to having all national parks transferred to state control.

Now which states have the largest percentage of their population on welfare-

1 California
2. Maine
3. Tennessee
4. Massachusetts
5. Vermont
6. District of Columbia
7. New York
8. Minnesota
9. Washington (state)
Tie-10. New Mexico
Tie-10. Indiana
12. Rhode Island
13. Michigan
14. Pennsylvania
15. Oregon

Louisburg, NC

#1003246 Oct 14, 2013
Vets Set to Launch Second D.C. Protest
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Vets,“End the shutdown now”
Julie Wilson
Oct. 14, 2013
Another group of military veterans is scheduled to arrive in D.C. tomorrow morning to carry out a second protest, demanding lawmakers immediately end the government shutdown.
Photo: Kenneth Moyle via Flickr
Photo: Kenneth Moyle via Flickr
The protest is being organized by the Military Coalition (TMC), a group of 33 organizations that represents 5.5 million people. Members are comprised of the uniformed services—active, reserve, retired veterans, survivors and their families.
The event is scheduled for Oct. 15, 2013 from 9:45am-11:00am and will begin at the National WWII memorial. Some of the participating organizations include: the Air Force Association, CWOA, US Coast Guard, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Wounded Warrior Project. Click here for a full list.
The Washington Times reports that TMC wants to let the government know that they need to stop putting servicemen in the “middle of their political games.”
TMC’s protest arrives on the heels of the “Million Vet March” that occurred over the weekend attracting thousands of veterans who marched on the National Mall and the White House to peacefully demonstrate their anger over the government shutdown.
Veterans voiced their displeasure for the closing of the memorials as they took down the barricades and carried them to the White House where they stacked them neatly out front.
“This is our way of life. We will not stand by and let the U.S. government dishonor the legacy of sacrifice of the generations before us. It’s time to make a stand,” read the Million Vet March’s website.
TMC believes in strength in numbers and hopes the rally will grab the attention of lawmakers tomorrow, and put an end to the suffering inflicted on veterans stemming from the government shutdown. Veterans on disability and GI Bill benefits are unsure if they’ll receive their next check, and their availability of medical care has been severely limited following the rollout of Obamacare.
Families who have lost loved ones in the 13-year hoax known as the “war on terror,” have been denied government death benefits, which are allocated to the families for funeral expenses. Fortunately non-profit groups stepped up and used their own savings to help military families cover funeral expenses for their loved ones. has started a petition asking Washington to “keep veterans our of their political nonsense.” Click here to sign.
The country is growing increasingly agitated as the government shutdown enters its second week. A computer glitch over the weekend spurred “mini riots” after food stamps holders exploited temporary unlimited credit balances. Food stamp holders cleared shelves at Wal-mart stores across the nation in an attempt to purchase food with balances that didn’t exist, prompting some managers to close their stores.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1003247 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Davey loves the givernment. Davey thinks people are too stupid to survive on their own.
Flack hates the government as he drives on government paid for highways & lives in an area basically funded by the US government in a state that is one of the top ten in mooching off the federal government while sending his kids to government funded schools.

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003248 Oct 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> When was the last time the Republicans passed a funded budget.
Heck the last time they passed a funded bill
The House has passed a budget for several years now.

The Dem Senate has failed to pass a budget for five years.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003249 Oct 14, 2013
Liberals and what belongs to me is theirs if the guy they voted for tells them so...

"...Report after report from across the country on the EBT shutdown features the phrase “carts full of groceries were abandoned.” Not even an attempt to put the free food back on the shelf. Instead, the reaction is anger and resentment that people getting something for free couldn’t get it right when they wanted it"


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1003250 Oct 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So I see you dodged the questions.
Perhaps you had no answer.
Actually I didn't see any questions. I will go back and look.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1003251 Oct 14, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Thank you. Let's face it the democrats/progressives want a dependent populace. They will do anything to achieve that goal. the country is doomed.
I'm still holding out that Obamacare will doom itself about this time next year...if not sooner. If Americans still don't get it by then, we will officially be the DDUSA - the Dumb and Dumber United States of America - and I will want no part of it.

If, after Obamacare, the people I once considered fellow Americans prove they are still the dumb and dumber, then I will accept we are doomed.

But since I've grieved over not recognizing my country or my fellow countrymen in 2008, literally, until the tea party movement showed me they were still there, this time I will simply accept it and move on with my life as a Floridian and former American.

Then wait for the eventual knock on the door when the modern-day brownshirts come and take me away for my treasonous posts.

Sonic and Lily and all the rest will cheer just like good little loyalists have done who were also on the wrong side of history and people like you and me will never be heard from again.

(Drama queen, I know. Or, rather, I hope.)
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#1003252 Oct 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you have it backwards.
Let me ask again. If Republicans were in power, dismissing you as irrelevant and bullying you into submission, would you feel like the zookeeper or the elephant?
What part of " you all lost the election " don't you get? Policies are going to be more left leaning because, democrats hold 2/3 of the gov't. That didn't happen by accident, more of America leans left than right. So what did we waste our time voting for, on Nov 6 if, it didn't mean " the winner means the majority rules?" Republicans won the house to represent for republicans interest, not hold the country hostage for already existing policies! America's vote was a subliminal message," the country doesn't trust you republicans!"

Scottsbluff, NE

#1003253 Oct 14, 2013
tell_it_like_it_IS wrote:
<quoted text>
That's kinda racist don't you think?
LOL, not just kinda.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1003254 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
No way an idiot like you could ever function in a public job. The very same way that no Tea bagger could ever be deemed normal.
"Lick my big toe" duhmmy...and then I'll show you some nice island real estate. You could gulag your hordes of airhead DUHllies there....
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003255 Oct 14, 2013
Save us King Obama!

You can make evil Republicans buy insurance...
You can make evil Republicans pay taxes...
You can kill babies...
Obama fixed healthcare...
Obama saved the economy with his Porkulus bill...

King O b a m a make these guys stop laying off workers...

"Michelin to lay off nearly 100 at Goodrich plant in Ala."

Louisburg, NC

#1003256 Oct 14, 2013

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Sheila Jackson Lee uses obscure language to characterize clean resolution

Paul Joseph Watson
October 9, 2013

Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee used obscure language to characterize the push for a clean resolution which would end the government shutdown, labeling it a form of “martial law.”

Advocating for the passage of a clean continuing resolution that would, at least temporarily, end the current standoff in Washington and reopen the government, Lee said there were enough members of Congress who would vote for the resolution.

“It’s something called a continuing resolution, but it’s a bill that you put on the floor that has been passed already by Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate….that we could vote on today,” said Lee, adding,“We have martial law – what that means – and my colleagues know what it means – is that you can put a bill on in just minutes.”

The term “martial law” in a legislative context is somewhat obscure but it has been used before to define lawmakers’ ability to “fast track” bills without going through the usual congressional process.

However, Lee’s insistence that a Senate-approved resolution to fund the federal government be fast-tracked via “martial law” appears to conflict with Article I, Section 7, Clause I of the Constitution, which states,“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”

This clause was included by the founders to ensure that decisions related to the power of the purse reside with the legislative body which is closest to the American people.

The last time martial law was mentioned by a member of Congress was back in 2008 when Rep. Brad Sherman revealed how lawmakers were threatened with “martial law in America” by then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson if they rejected the TARP bailout package.

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