Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252770 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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

Whatever

Gering, NE

#1003916 Oct 15, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep the bagger fanatics are are desperate to stop the Affordable care act because they know it will doom them and once again as has happened in the past show them up for the greedy lying cretins that they are. Carol would be exhibit A.
Yes, increase premiums and large deductibles is proving to be such a winner.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003917 Oct 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's at a crisis point. Doesn't matter who raised the debt ceiling in the past, how many times they raised it or even who or what was responsible for the deficit climbing to $17 trillion.
It's long overdue for both sides to address it once and for all and come up with a budget that's long-term and within our means.
Common sense Economics 101.
But as long as there's Obamacare - the pending economic disaster that's a thorn in everyone's side and where it all began - we're back to square one and going nowhere fast to try and decrease the deficit anytime soon.
Wish I could say if I didn't know better, that seems to be the plan. But it actually is the plan.
<truth>
<obvious>

Very well said.
<
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1003918 Oct 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell us about that "budget".
What was the total proposed government expenditure for FY 2014?
Give us some specifics about proposed expenditures for each department of government. This should be easy. Each Department in government has a member of the Cabinet as its head.
Underneath each Department are the agencies with specific proposed expenditures in that "budget".
Give us the proposed expenditures for the Departments and Agencies. You don't need to get more specific than that. If you can provide that, then you have provided proof that an actual budget was passed by the Senate.
If not, you are doing your usual dupe impression and mindlessly regurgitating the Democrat propaganda calling appropriations and continuing resolutions a "budget".
It's put up or shut up time, dupe.
i don't address questions that the addressee can't answer.

it's a birther thing.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003919 Oct 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The crash in the EBT system should be a deafening wake up call...if depending on the government is still what anyone thinks is the solution.
First, the website to sign up for the exchanges crashes. Now this.
But liberals apparently still believe in fairies and little government elves who magically come to the rescue and save us all from ourselves. Or something.
If the only alternative is the government, then it really doesn't matter how well it works. The people will have no other choice.
That is the end-game the Democrats are working toward.
Machiavelli described the Democrats' agenda very well.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003920 Oct 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
<spam>
SPAM!!!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003921 Oct 15, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
The American Indian leader spearheading the campaign to change the name of the Washington Redskins is not a legitimate member of the tribe he leads, according to a New York State Assemblywoman, but rather an Obama crony who is raking in casino money and paying back only small stipends to his tribe members.
Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, who is also the CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises, is not recognized in his position by the Grand Council of Chiefs governing the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Halbritter is not a legitimate member of the Oneida tribe.
“He is not even technically an Oneida. There is not a drop of Oneida in him.
*Another fake something--just like O'bama.
Another fraud pretending to be something he's not and promoting the radical Democrat agenda.
Is anyone surprised?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1003922 Oct 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
LOL
The “Pragmatic” Politics of Subtraction
David Frum wants the GOP to become a rump party:
Right now, tea party extremism contaminates the whole Republican brand. It’s a very interesting question whether a tea party bolt from the GOP might not just liberate the party to slide back to the political center — and liberate Republicans from identification with the Sarah Palins and the Ted Cruzes who have done so much harm to their hopes over the past three election cycles.
It is doubtful that such a mass exodus would take place, but it’s bizarre to think that this would help Republican electoral prospects. The remaining rump GOP would be completely “liberated” from the burden of winning. The current Republican coalition is not quite large enough to win presidential elections on a regular basis, but slicing off a fifth or a third of that coalition would ensure that it never wins one again. Even if it lost just 10% of its current level of support, it would be doomed to near-permanent minority status. It’s true that Republicans nominated some weak candidates in 2010 and 2012 and lost races that could have been won, but the harm done to the Republican “brand” predated those elections by many years and had nothing to do with the Palins and Cruzes. Republicans in 2008 were doomed by the Iraq war, the financial crisis, the extraordinary unpopularity of Bush, and a bad nominee of such poor judgment that he thought Palin was an acceptable running mate. For all the mistakes that Tea Partiers have made in the last few years, they weren’t the ones that drove the party into the ditch. Indeed, much of the party’s current toxicity with the public is the legacy of the last era of united Republican government. The Bush era was the political disaster from which Republicans have been recovering. Cruz isn’t helping to get the party out of the deep hole where the Bush administration put it, but driving his supporters out of the party would be even more politically self-destructive than the tactics that Cruz has been employing this year.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
a rump party? lmao
The Left lame meme that didn't come to fruition.

Poor Chuck Todd, NBC, bitterly still clings to it despite daily making an ass out of self by predicting a Rep blow up would allow Obama to have an unlimited debt ceiling and no spending cuts.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1003923 Oct 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The crash in the EBT system should be a deafening wake up call...if depending on the government is still what anyone thinks is the solution.
First, the website to sign up for the exchanges crashes. Now this.
But liberals apparently still believe in fairies and little government elves who magically come to the rescue and save us all from ourselves. Or something.
An article in Forbes says the O'bamacare web site is working exactly as intended. It boots off working Americans who would be screaming that they are getting gouged by O'bama, and will continue to do so until the current debate is over.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1003924 Oct 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> In a way I kind of like it. Making people pay for their doctor visit should have been done in the first place. Free market strikes again. The deductible should be higher and no co-pays and the doctor visits should be cash only.
No EBTs.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1003925 Oct 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, increase premiums and large deductibles is proving to be such a winner.
Fanatical versions of anything are useless here. Of course you are only relaying on what you have been programmed to say and believe. So since I have concern and sympathy for the less fortunate I will take your words and pretend.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1003926 Oct 15, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep the bagger fanatics are are desperate to stop the Affordable care act because they know it will doom them and once again as has happened in the past show them up for the greedy lying cretins that they are. Carol would be exhibit A.
Pretty sure the majority aren't all "bagger fanatics" - and the majority know it will doom health care as well as the economy.

There were far better solutions to lower the costs and reform health care.

Not only are too many finding it's costing them much more than the insurance they once had but the promise of being able to keep their insurance or their doctor simply isn't true.

Rationed health care is the next reality yet to be realized.

Problem is you still believe everything Obama said. Some have to learn the hard way more than others I suppose.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1003927 Oct 15, 2013
these pundits are getting fired up.

White House faces an insurrection over metaphors

It was bound to come.

After weeks of technical discussion over the budget and the debt ceiling, a debate both congressional Republicans and the White House have engaged in with no small measure of obfuscation, the media rebelled Thursday with a message: No more metaphors.

The shouts came in the White House briefing room as Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to questions about whether President Obama would sign a Republican proposal to extend the debt ceiling six weeks — but keep the government shut down.

Speaking a couple hours before congressional Republican leaders were due at the White House for a meeting on the matter, Carney said it remained to be seen whether the opposition would "put the matches and gasoline aside when it comes to threatening default."

He also said the proposed short-term extension of the debt ceiling, which would the government would hit next week without congressional action, was a way for Republicans to keep the "nuclear weapon" of undermining the economy in their "back pocket."

But it was "ransom" — a word Obama has used repeatedly to describe Republican negotiating tactics — that struck the last press corps nerve. The usual briefing room decorum, such as it is, broke down entirely when Carney said finally that Obama would sign a debt-ceiling extension but not if it meant "paying a ransom" to Republicans.

"The president will not pay ransom for ... " Carney began.

"You see it as a ransom, but it's a metaphor that doesn't serve our purposes ... " NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro shouted back with broad support from other confused reporters.

"You guys are just too literal then, right? Carney said.

"We just want to accurately report," Shapiro began before Carney interjected. "We're trying to be accurate in our description of what's going on."

The hot rhetoric from a consciously cool administration has not been the domain only of senior advisers. An exasperated Obama helped set the tone during his news conference last week when he used a torrent of metaphors and angry characterizations to describe the budget standoff and debt ceiling threat.

As Chris Cillizza pointed out last week, Obama used “ransom,”“extortion,”“deadbeat ,”“hostage-taking," "blow the whole thing up” and “insane” in his hour-long news conference. Republicans have made clear they don't appreciate the metaphors, either.

But polls show Obama coming out better than House Republicans in this latest fiscal crisis, and White House allies have joined in with metaphors and labels of their own.

In a tweet Thursday sent after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the debt-extension proposal, David Plouffe, who managed Obama's first presidential campaign and advised him inside the White House during his first term, wrote:

"Maybe throw in a Special Counsel to investigate the President's birthplace and the House GOP will stop committing economic treason."

It's getting rough out there — metaphorically speaking.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-poli...

when 'ransom' polls well: slam them suckers Barack!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1003928 Oct 15, 2013
Help your Campaign contributor...

Health.gov ...

"All but one of of the 47 contractors who won contracts to carry out work on the Affordable Care Act worked for the government prior to its passage,"

and this...

"...some 17 contract winners reported spending more than $128 million on lobbying in 2011 and 2012."

Obama promised us a new way of dong business...

http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/how-f...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1003929 Oct 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The Left lame meme that didn't come to fruition.
Poor Chuck Todd, NBC, bitterly still clings to it despite daily making an ass out of self by predicting a Rep blow up would allow Obama to have an unlimited debt ceiling and no spending cuts.
i think this time around the republicans will get something, but so will the democrats.

unlike the last how many times.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1003930 Oct 15, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
SPAM!!!
Speaking of Spammers, how is your sockpuppet routing been working lately, Wilhelm from Germany?

How about your glorious vacation on the East Coast you started over a year ago?

I see you are still near Bumpass.

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

Who are you mooching off of now, you old useless fool?

Since: Nov 11

United States

#1003931 Oct 15, 2013
Governor Walker ask for a $100 Million tax cut because Wisconsing has a surplus!

Democrats out of words to explain it!

Democrats do not know how evil capitalism could do such an horrible thing!

Sonicfilter awful quite about it!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1003932 Oct 15, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
As the desperate and the clueless seek shelter. LMAO...Try whistling doofus.
Why is the Left so bitter?

Oh, Dems had to cave in on NO Debt limits and spending cuts.

BUT WORSE-Dems were lied to and told Reps would divide and give Obama his unreasonable way. All the wishful thinking didn't happen.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1003933 Oct 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> In a way I kind of like it. Making people pay for their doctor visit should have been done in the first place. Free market strikes again. The deductible should be higher and no co-pays and the doctor visits should be cash only.
People are what makes so called 'health care' expensive. Before health insurance we were one of the healthiest people in the civilized world. Now look at the United States: the sickest, most medicated people on the face of the earth. Again when people think they are getting something for nothing-they abuse the system.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1003934 Oct 15, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
As the desperate and the clueless seek shelter. LMAO...Try whistling doofus.
Speaking of clueless, that seems to be your middle name, zero:

"And while a CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that slightly more people are angry at Republicans than Democrats or President Barack Obama for the shutdown, it is clear that both sides are taking a hit.

The poll, conducted over the weekend, was released on Monday, nearly one week into the partial shutdown over a push by tea party backed GOP lawmakers trying to dismantle or defund Obama's signature health care reform law.

According to the poll, 63% of those questioned say they are angry at the Republicans for the way they have handled the shutdown.

***-----> "But the Democrats are not getting off scot-free. Fifty-seven percent of Americans are also angry at the way the Democrats are dealing with the shutdown. And a 53% majority say they are also angry at President Obama," <-----*** says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "It looks like there is more than enough blame to go around and both parties are being hurt by the shutdown."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/...

Dweeb...
NJ raider 1

Washington, DC

#1003935 Oct 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem to avoid referencing his most notable work, "The Prince", which is a manual on how to construct and/or maintain a totalitarian governmental system over landed wealth and the peasants that belong to that land.
So, why is it you ran away from the post and didn't comment on the commonality of ObamaKare and Machiavelli's organizational manual for the construction of totalitarian governments ruling over serfs bound to the land?
Answer the post, dupe. I'll repost for you to assist your effort.
Your theory makes no sense! By using your ideology, every president is the head of a totalitarian gov't. Any of them that has passed legislation _, appointed someone the hierarchy of the law behind said legislation. Just by having a VP & appointing him leader of the Senate democrats make this whole thing a totalitarian gov't. You & your theories!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 14 min red and right 192,564
News Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 22 min USA people 54,013
Topix Chitown Regulars (Aug '09) 1 hr nonattorney spoke... 99,937
9 dead 53 injured 3 hr Right Wing 10
abby7-7-15 4 hr mrs gladys kravitz 7
{keep A word drop A word} (Oct '11) 4 hr White_Lightning 6,156
Word (Dec '08) 4 hr White_Lightning 5,332
More from around the web

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Chicago Mortgages