Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1498520 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1005745 Oct 16, 2013
One for all All for one wrote:
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How can anyone to profess believing in God, loving him with all their heart, and then not care about the many people who need affordable healthcare insurance. I'm not referring to people who are lazy and don't want to work, but the vast numbers of people out there struggling to survive - people who have to work 2 or 3 jobs just to stay afloat including the fact that insurance isn't made available to them through their employers. It's easy for the haves or those who don't care about anyone but themselves, to not understand this fact and be blinded by the Republican ideology that everyone who needs help in this day and age, is simply a lazy slug. That is just not so and it's disturbing sad and pathetic that they cram that ideology into unsuspecting and clueless people's minds. Some are eager to swallow that hypothesis. That's not to say that some do not try and take advantage of the system, but the fact is that the vast majority who are hurting, do not. Republicans even know this and they would have no choice but to do the same. The only difference is that they don't want Obama's name to be forever associated with helping so many average American people. That certainly won't fare well with Republicans and the tea party now would it? Kind of squashes their hope of ever getting a Republican president again. They lost again this time and their catalyst Boehner proved to be a big fail.
It's not about political parties, but about the fairness of forcing one group of people to pay for the medical care of another group of people.
One for all All for one

Allentown, PA

#1005747 Oct 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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It's not about political parties, but about the fairness of forcing one group of people to pay for the medical care of another group of people.
It's about "affordable" healthcare for many Americans who need it just like you and I and everyone else needs and should have. This is about "affordable", not free. What don't you understand about that? Also, the Republican politicians you seem to have so much fondness for, have some of the best healthcare in the world, paid partly and/or mostly by you, me and every other taxpayer, yet they have no conscience about denying it to others, nor do those who care little how the rest of the country is going because it doesn't personally pertain to them. You can't ignore issues where insurance and other escalating costs are continually bombarding average American citizens struggles to survive. G.W. Bush is an example of someone who didn't think about the repercussions of his actions on average American citizens nor did he really care. We are still paying for his poor leadership. Republicans on this site are saying that Obama has only a 37% approval rating; well the Republicans have even much less then that.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1005748 Oct 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Of course Dems are worried about Obamacare. They have been hearing from their voters. Don't forget the Dems have been put on the record repeatedly supporting it.
WTF is wrong with you people, do you begin to know what you are talking about. Health care has been installed in EVERY western economy world wide, plus in almost every tin pot dictator regime for at least 40 yrs now.
If you could explain to us why this is such a problem for you when to others its a tax burden other countries citizens are quite happy to pay. Like all the Scandinavian countries which have the highest tax rates in the world yet have social welfare from cradle to grave.
They are always rated in the top 10 countries for quality of life and in most cases in the top 5. Yet in your feeble mind these ppl are oppressed even thou they have a quality of life 10 times your own. Either all of you ringers were dropped on your head at birth or there is some genetic flaw that takes away your power of reason & logic.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1005749 Oct 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Kaiser is not an insurance company....
Yes they are.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1005751 Oct 17, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Now that's something whatever claims to have but fails to actually show it!
I can't say this is a good thing, but it's better than nothing.
Should be interesting how this plays out in the next round.
It's not only better than nothing. It is better than what the Rethugs were offering. At least it gets us past the holidays before the crazies start anew with their ransom demands. It appears by their comments that many in the House are fed up with the tea party and their antics. Let's hope they can rein them in and bring sound judgment back to Congress.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1005752 Oct 17, 2013
president traygone wrote:
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between the IRS and Oblamas' NSA any expectation of privacy is gone forever, libs of course are too stupid to see it.
Any expectation of privacy was gone long before Obama took office. Have you forgotten Bush using the IRS to target liberal groups or getting his hand slapped for his warrentless NSA Surveillance Program which bypassed the FISA court? You need to stop passing the buck and own up to the FACT that cons have led the way when it comes to violating ones "privacy".

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1005753 Oct 17, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol!
"Talking up the foot soldiers is not that unusual.
However, no negotiations is not an option. The public wants the sides together and figure it out." - whatever
You're such a hypocritical idiot son.
But I love this comedy channel!
Rethugs are all for cutting spending as long as it isn't one of THEIR pet projects. There is far more waste in military spending than in entitlement programs.

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/05/16/c-27j-reeme...

"The Air Force is set to discard 21 C-27Js before the end of fiscal year 2013, yet service officials still issued a request to industry on May 10 for proposals to purchase even more of the same exact aircraft that will likely sit in the boneyard.

The C-27J Spartan is the cargo aircraft that has found itself in the middle of a battle between the Air Force’s active duty and the Air National Guard. Active duty leaders have said the service likes the aircraft, but can’t afford it with the forthcoming budget cuts. Guard leaders have responded saying the aircraft will save the service money and the Guard, which was set to receive the bulk of the fleet, is being unfairly targeted to absorb the brunt of the service’s budget cuts.

Congress has for the most part taken the Guard’s side in the debate. Lawmakers have ordered the service to consider buying more C-27Js even though the service is set to follow through on plans to send the C-27J fleet to the service’s boneyard at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group. There the aircraft will sit in storage unless another federal agency claims them.

The original plan was to field a fleet of 38 C-27Js across the service as part of the Joint Cargo Aircraft Program. Already, the Air Force has 15 C-27Js stationed at Guard bases and another two at Waco, Texas, at a L-3 Communications plant. Four more are on the books to be built by Alenia Aermacchi in Italy and sent to the U.S. in fiscal year 2013. Those newly built aircraft will likely be sent directly to the boneyard....."

Since: Oct 09

over here <-------->

#1005754 Oct 17, 2013
To repeat - If it's more than two sentences, nobody reads it ......

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1005755 Oct 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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It's not about political parties, but about the fairness of forcing one group of people to pay for the medical care of another group of people.


You mean like Medicare?

When you buy health insurance & your clams are less than your total premiums, you are paying for someone else's healthcare. Just as your fire insurance on your house, if you don't use it, you help pay for someone else's fire.

Everyone should have heath insurance.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1005756 Oct 17, 2013
$24 billion hit on US economy to pay for teabagger tantrum.
Good news, Obamacare repels one more dumbass attack from fanatic morons on extreme right.
More good news, Republican party exposed and weakened by internal cancer.
God bless Ted Cruz!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1005757 Oct 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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It's a question. A simple "yes" or "no" will suffice for an answer.
Was Obama involved in a conspiracy to kill the US Ambassador to Libya?
No and only a completely delusional piece of crap like you would believe any such thing.
You're an idiot DB; you always have been and always will be.

Since: Oct 09

over here <-------->

#1005758 Oct 17, 2013
Valerie B. Jarrett is the most evil person on earth
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1005759 Oct 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>And Bill Clinton went AWAL--and O'bama never signed up. Why? because he was above the law? we were in the Iran crisis then, or did you forget about those nasty muzzies?
"AWAL"? What the f*ck is that moron? If you mean AWOL then you're wrong stupid. When Bill Clinton resigned from ROTC he made himself available for the draft but had a high enough number that he wasn't called up. How the hell do you Obama never registered for the draft? You don't. You just pulled it out of your rectum.
You're an idiot!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1005760 Oct 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Like I say to the television when one of those ghosts-are-real shows are on, show me the ghost.
Show me the government shut down.
You talk to your TV DB? Somehow I'm not surprised. Any other inanimate you have conversations with?
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1005761 Oct 17, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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"AWAL"? What the f*ck is that moron? If you mean AWOL then you're wrong stupid. When Bill Clinton resigned from ROTC he made himself available for the draft but had a high enough number that he wasn't called up. How the hell do you Obama never registered for the draft? You don't. You just pulled it out of your rectum.
You're an idiot!
Gee. A typo is not as bad as your moronic:

"Sweden is doing just fine"

when is was actually their 5th day of rioting!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/swedish-capital-...

You are a hypocrite, liar and an idiot!

Dolt.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1005762 Oct 17, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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You talk to your TV DB? Somehow I'm not surprised. Any other inanimate you have conversations with?
I don't think he does, but we know you babble nonsense all day long here, reichtard.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1005763 Oct 17, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
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Is that all you've got? Of course it is because you couldn't mount a cogent counterargument to save you soul.
You're an idiot!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1005765 Oct 17, 2013
Matt Drudge Tweets GOP Nightmare: Get Ready for Speaker Pelosi.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/matt-drudge-tw...

Democrats now have a chance to take back the House!

God bless Ted Cruz!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1005766 Oct 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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No logical person would ever use the phrase "government shut down" to describe the hoax happening today.
Like I say to the television when one of those ghosts-are-real shows is on, show me the ghost.
Show me the government shut down.
Do you talk to your houseplants too DB? How about the refrigerator or the microwave?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1005767 Oct 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Pew: Tea Party Favorability Hits New Low
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/poll-te...
Your headline is not exactly honest. Why didn't you say amongst liberal and moderate republicans which is the same as democrats.

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