Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1507767 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: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006849 Oct 18, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That's not exactly true Homer. There was always going to be an American troop presence there until the Iraqis wouldn't play Obama's game so like the little boy that he is he took his ball and went home.
I see you never let facts enter into you opinions, even recent history.

http://world.time.com/2011/10/21/iraq-not-oba...

President Barack Obama’s announcement on Friday that all 40,000 U.S. troops still in Iraq will leave the country by New Year’s Eve will, inevitably, draw howls of derision from GOP presidential hopefuls — this is, after all, early election season. But the decision to leave Iraq by that date was not actually taken by President Obama — it was taken by President George W. Bush, and by the Iraqi government.

In one of his final acts in office, President Bush in December of 2008 had signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the Iraqi government that set the clock ticking on ending the war he’d launched in March of 2003. The SOFA provided a legal basis for the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq after the United Nations Security Council mandate for the occupation mission expired at the end of 2008. But it required that all U.S. forces be gone from Iraq by January 1, 2012, unless the Iraqi government was willing to negotiate a new agreement that would extend their mandate. And as Middle East historian Juan Cole has noted,”Bush had to sign what the [Iraqi] parliament gave him or face the prospect that U.S. troops would have to leave by 31 December, 2008, something that would have been interpreted as a defeat… Bush and his generals clearly expected, however, that over time Washington would be able to wriggle out of the treaty and would find a way to keep a division or so in Iraq past that deadline.”

Read more: http://world.time.com/2011/10/21/iraq-not-oba...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sgt-john-bruhns...

The Status of Forces Agreement between the governments of Iraq and the United States comes with outrageous stipulations that render our troops helpless, subject them to Iraqi military tribunals, halt U.S. military operations, and turn vengeful detainees over to the Iraqis. So what is the point of leaving our troops there as potted plants for the next three years?

Anyone who thinks this SOFA is similar to that of the pacts we have with Germany or Japan is delusional. There will be no safe tours of the Iraqi countryside for our troops on R&R. The Bush Administration, in one of their last attempts to salvage some grain of positive legacy, pushed this "rush job" through so they can say: "look at how far the Iraqis have come, see, we really did liberate them." At the same time a bipartisan majority of Congress sat on their hands with the deer in the headlights look. Knowing it's going to blow up in the Obama Administration's face. You gotta love how politics works.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1006850 Oct 18, 2013
flack wrote:
Old Medicaid ‘eligibles’ and new Medicaid ‘eligibles’
Whilst the Obama administration touts the fact that Obamacare calls for the aforementioned matching federal funding for those who will be newly eligible for Medicaid in 2014. It is far less vocal about the fact that it only provides the existing or Traditional FMAP percentage match rate for the millions of Americans who were always eligible for Medicaid but either never knew they were or never bothered to enroll. These ‘old eligibles’ will now be required by federal law to maintain ‘minimum essential coverage‘ via Medicaid. Which means the vast majority of them will be enrolling in 2014 in order to avoid problems with the IRS. How much will the Traditional FMAP federal percentage match be in 2014? In states like Illinois and others it will be only 50%.
Plagiarism is against topix terms of service Flacko. You should be ashamed of yourself for using the work/words of others to convince total strangers that you operate above Jethro
level.
PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#1006851 Oct 18, 2013
OK I just have to wonder, why so many people are still posting to this thread since it originated in 2008. Yes, Barack Obama was our next president. He was duly elected as the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, was then reelected, and is now nearing the end of his last term. And yet everyone is upset because he's "going to be our next president"? Please. just reelect somebody who you're more in love with next time - if it's possible for you to like any president that is!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006853 Oct 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
no one likes paying taxes, most don't realize how much they pay. The government is good ay making it look "transparent". I guarantee, if you had to send the irs a check every month, instead of having it taken out beforehand, there would be a revolt.
Absolutely! withholding should be abolished. Make the stroke that check!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1006854 Oct 18, 2013
Modern Liberalism contains a Hodge-podge of groups...

From a liberals favorite!!!

“you can’t understand the collectivist mind......you wouldn’t want to.”

Ayn Rand

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006855 Oct 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So you DON'T know the only two requests made by Republicans to avoid the shutdown?
Here they are:
1. Congress abide by the same law as everyone else.
2. Individuals be treated the same as corporations.
You DID know this, right?
And that Democrats refused to talk about these two requests which led them to shutdown the government before doing so?
geesh, of course they had to refuse it.

NEWSFLASH They had to refuse any rider attached to the CR and raising the debit limit.

Heck, Cruz could have attached a rider for universal single payer health care and the Democrats would have been forced to refuse it.

It sets a precedent. what happens the next time. By allowing Cruz to defund the ACA, you effectively made the office of the President and the Senate irrelevant and give total control of the Federal gov't to 1/6th of it, the House

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006856 Oct 18, 2013
flack wrote:
SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 · 8:13 PM &#8595;
The unsustainable cost of Obamacare in Illinois.
The state of Illinois would like to thank the other 49 states for their massive, forcibly redistributed financial contribution towards the anticipated cost to cover Illinois’ projected Obamacare implementation and first year operating costs (January 1, 2012-December 31, 2014) of $135 million. Thus far…
$115 million has been received for the Illinois Obamacare exchange “Marketing, Outreach and Information Technology”, of which:
$28 million went to 44 “community groups” in Illinois that will be conducting “outreach” providing “education” and facilitating enrollment in the Illinois Obamacare Exchange through the IPA – In Person Assister – program.
$35 million went to PR firm Fleishman Hillard to market and promote the Illinois Obamacare Exchange. The firm, along with several partners, will lead a massive multimedia outreach and advertising campaign to promote enrollment in the Illinois Obamacare Exchange.
$66.5 million went to a CANADIAN firm known as CGI Technologies and Solutions who will be responsible for setting up and maintaining the Illinois Obamacare Exchange which will also interface with Illinois’ eligibility system for Medicaid. Because you know, we’re adding an estimated 700,000 people onto our already bankrupt Illinois Medicaid program.
This Medicaid expansion will cost the taxpayers of Illinois:
$179,758,409 (that we do not have) in 2017
$227,311,277 (that we do not have) in 2018
$278,731,610 (that we do not have) in 2019
$417,523,899 (that we do not have) in 2020
Whether you use the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates, the Cato Institute estimates or the Congressional Budget Office. The expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare will put a significant new burden on the taxpayer. This is because Obamacare promises 100% matching federal Medicaid dollars for years 2014 through 2016 and 90% for years 2020 onward for states that elect to expand their Medicaid rolls. Even President Obama’s Medicare Actuary Charles Blahous doubts that promise. Most especially since the President’s own submitted budgets, as well as the bipartisan Simpson–Bowles Commission, and the budget resolution passed by the House of Representatives in 2012 already call for trimming Medicaid spending by a minimum of $100 billion.
More to come
source please and a link
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1006857 Oct 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Sic him dem.
"suc him dem"

<homo>
Barrack Obummer

Chapmanville, WV

#1006858 Oct 18, 2013
if this p.o.s. as shat had cut the debt in half, like he said he was going to do, that's why we elected him, instead of almost doubling it, we wouldn't have had the shutdown to beging with. thanks so much chicago, possibly the shi ttiest city in the country, for contributing to the fall of America.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1006859 Oct 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Plagiarism is against topix terms of service Flacko. You should be ashamed of yourself for using the work/words of others to convince total strangers that you operate above Jethro
level.
Flack is famous for doing that. He wants so bad to be informative. A classic under achiever a totally insecure person. Glaringly obvious.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1006860 Oct 18, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Modern Liberalism contains a Hodge-podge of groups...
From a liberals favorite!!!
“you can’t understand the collectivist mind......you wouldn’t want to.”
Ayn Rand
wow, now Ayn Rand is a liberal??? Dude, have you ever read Atlas Shrugged???

Yo, John Galt, please educate this fool
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1006861 Oct 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Plagiarism is against topix terms of service Flacko. You should be ashamed of yourself for using the work/words of others to convince total strangers that you operate above Jethro
level.
While you are at it...

get that memo to the Drunk Injun...
TSM

United States

#1006862 Oct 18, 2013
If this doesn’t Knock your socks off I don’t know what will….DEBT JUMPS $328 BILLION -- IN ONE DAY! China has already warned us by downgrading our Credit Rating so what happens if China decides to Pull Obama’s Credit Card?
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1006863 Oct 18, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Sic him dem.
Nothing is as pathetic and coward ghost asking someone else to fight his battles.

AND... Here we still have an old incontinent old man called ghost constantly banging his gums and keyboard complaining about life or someone, you dishonoring America's Veterans and War heroes... God. What a sorry ass life you have there, little old man...

It's the culture..

forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1006864 Oct 18, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
you effectively made the office of the President and the Senate irrelevant and give total control of the Federal gov't to 1/6th of it, the House
...and if 20 million White, Christian, gun-loving, stars and bars waving, Rush Limbaugh's were crossing the border Liberals would FINALLY demand a fence...
arko

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

#1006865 Oct 18, 2013
arko

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

#1006866 Oct 18, 2013
http://adf.ly/W9cXq What do you thik about this !!?:D

Since: Oct 13

Ghana

#1006867 Oct 18, 2013
Nat Webb wrote:
Where are we going????
...
Why are we all in this handbasket?
...
It is getting warm in here since Mr. Obama picked up the handbasket ...
You are right...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1006869 Oct 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Plagiarism is against topix terms of service Flacko. You should be ashamed of yourself for using the work/words of others to convince total strangers that you operate above Jethro
level.
Blow it out your ear

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1006870 Oct 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Jeh Jonson is 56 years old and has never managed anything in his entire career.
What would make anyone think he is qualified to manage a huge government bureaucracy?
The Magic Negro is 52 years old and has never managed anything in his entire career.
What would make anyone think he is qualified to manage a huge government bureaucracy?

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