Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460410 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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No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1007266 Oct 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>It takes a special kind of stupid to not see why the black population is so deep in prisons. But, then again, you for the bill. No need to explain because, if you don't know by now, you're part of the problem, being you're not part of the solution.
It takes a special kind of stupid to not see why the black population is so deep in prisons.

The demokkkRatic party has always helped and been on the side of the black man for years keeping you blacks equal, aborted controlling their numbers, 13% of the population, in their place, in prisons and ghetto's, under-educated and poor, living off their masters wealth... NJ raider.

Yet wide spread opinion and ignorance among you blacks? Race and Cheese Trumps Common Sense....

It's the culture...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1007267 Oct 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so."
Ronald Reagan
The liberals of JFK's era weren't the same as today. The Democratic Party was hijacked by a more sinister ideology that took hold about the same time JFK was killed.
It has grown into an intolerant and mean-spirited one-party monster that is hell bent on destroying any opposition to it.
And you just keep feeding it.
"It has grown into an intolerant and mean-spirited one-party monster that is hell bent on destroying any opposition to it."

If there was ever a definition for the Republican Party, that's it. Isn't it you and yours that are always talking about killing off liberals. LMAO

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007268 Oct 19, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Because polling has now become so integrated with marketing and politics, the shysters have entered the field in order to create numbers to their liking. Liberals are famous for this.
Take that infamous lawyer-witness exchange "So, Mr. Smith. Have you stopped beating your wife? Yes or No, please" and apply this same stratagem to polling questions and you have a Liberal gold mine of propaganda.
True.

But it's hard to argue when all polls show the vast majority of us are very unhappy with the direction of this country.

http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/dir...

Since the government shutdown Tuesday, Obama’s approval rating has slipped 3 percentage points to 41% while his disapproval went up to 52%, according to Gallup’s daily numbers.

Reuters also polled a 41% approval rating in the same time period.

Considering that as many as 65% to 75% aren't happy with the direction of the country and Obama has been the one leading us, the discrepancy in his approval numbers, even if low, is almost mindboggling.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007269 Oct 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt is disappointed that his fire insurance on his home is a losing proposition.
Homeowner's insurance is necessary because the possibility of a huge loss is much more likely than with medical insurance....but high deductibles minimize the cots...
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#1007270 Oct 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
He was elected - not just once but twice - because the black out media succeeded in helping him fundamentally transform this country into the Dumb and Dumber United States of America.
Welcome to it. Which one are you?
Is it possible for you to like any president who leads and puts the country first?
" The black out media," what the hell are you talking about? Black people couldn't even succeed in getting equal rights but, they can succeed in duping the country into electing the first black president? Too be honest with you, white America got Obama elected or, should I say, rational, thoughtful, white America! You're still stuck on " if it ain't the white way, it's not the right way! Real Americans see past that. We don't look to the past four guidance, we gauge the present to predict the future! The past is good for judging cycles. Well, Obama's election & re-election is proof that this country is still in it's first cycle because, we've never had a black president before!

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1007271 Oct 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You call it an opinion but, it's in the news frequently. I never said,( if I did, I didn't mean never)that all black kids don't do these things because, I've seen it myself but, I've seen a lot more white kids do it, by far.(AA) lol! That's bullshit! I don't know where you're getting your statistics from but, I live this. I'm in the " AA" community &, black kids not knowing who their fathers are is aww flat out lie! Some of their dads may not be in their lives for to some Fucked up circumstances but, what you stated is a complete lie. I've had far more 1 night stands with white girls than black girls &, 90% of TANF, the most popular welfare program is single white females so, even if it were the truth, at least they're taken care of! I agree on the calling the cops quote but, I explained to my kids the consequences behind that.
tell us more!!!!
Explain to us how, because you cannot control your kids, that you have to beat them?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007272 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
You keep forgetting that the exchanges have special provisions for the poor.
Those who earn less than 250% of the poverty level, or about $29,000 a year,($58,875 for a family of four in 2013)can receive federal "cost-sharing subsidies" toward payment of deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance costs. This is in addition to the premium credit.
A silver plan will generally pay 70 percent of covered medical expenses, leaving the consumer responsible for 30 percent.
"The federal cost-sharing subsidies essentially increase the insurance company's share of covered benefits, resulting in reduced out-of-pocket spending for lower-income consumers. A family of four whose income is between 100 and 150 percent of the federal poverty level ($23,550 to $35,325) will be responsible for paying 6 percent of covered expenses out-of-pocket compared with the 30 percent that a family not getting subsidized coverage would owe in a silver plan."
"In addition, people who earn 250 percent of the federal poverty level or less will have their maximum out-of-pocket spending capped at lower levels than will be the case for others who buy plans on the exchange. In 2015, the out-of-pocket limits for most plans will be $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. But people who qualify for cost-sharing subsidies will see their maximum out-of-pocket spending capped at $2,250 or $4,500 for single or family coverage, respectively."
"In California, a standard silver plan will have a $2,000 deductible, a $6,400 maximum out-of-pocket limit and a $45 copayment for a primary care office visit. Someone whose income is between 150 and 200 of the poverty level, on the other hand, will have a silver plan with a $500 deductible, a $2,250 maximum out-of-pocket limit and $15 copays for primary care doctor visits."
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/features/insu...
Why not just call it welfare or Medicaid and eliminate all the bullshit appearance that this is actually insurance like that purchased by real people?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007273 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
You keep forgetting that the exchanges have special provisions for the poor.
Those who earn less than 250% of the poverty level, or about $29,000 a year,($58,875 for a family of four in 2013)can receive federal "cost-sharing subsidies" toward payment of deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance costs. This is in addition to the premium credit.
A silver plan will generally pay 70 percent of covered medical expenses, leaving the consumer responsible for 30 percent.
"The federal cost-sharing subsidies essentially increase the insurance company's share of covered benefits, resulting in reduced out-of-pocket spending for lower-income consumers. A family of four whose income is between 100 and 150 percent of the federal poverty level ($23,550 to $35,325) will be responsible for paying 6 percent of covered expenses out-of-pocket compared with the 30 percent that a family not getting subsidized coverage would owe in a silver plan."
"In addition, people who earn 250 percent of the federal poverty level or less will have their maximum out-of-pocket spending capped at lower levels than will be the case for others who buy plans on the exchange. In 2015, the out-of-pocket limits for most plans will be $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. But people who qualify for cost-sharing subsidies will see their maximum out-of-pocket spending capped at $2,250 or $4,500 for single or family coverage, respectively."
"In California, a standard silver plan will have a $2,000 deductible, a $6,400 maximum out-of-pocket limit and a $45 copayment for a primary care office visit. Someone whose income is between 150 and 200 of the poverty level, on the other hand, will have a silver plan with a $500 deductible, a $2,250 maximum out-of-pocket limit and $15 copays for primary care doctor visits."
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/features/insu...
just another incentive for people to quit working, quit trying to advance themselves....

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1007274 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
"It has grown into an intolerant and mean-spirited one-party monster that is hell bent on destroying any opposition to it."
If there was ever a definition for the Republican Party, that's it. Isn't it you and yours that are always talking about killing off liberals. LMAO
oh shut up!

or Republicans will throw you off a cliff!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1007275 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sensationalized journalism sells and that's all FOX cares about. Truth be damned. They don't report on "scandals". They actually create them and idiots like yourself swallow it whole.
Speaking of swallowing...

NBC (and MSNBC) has been caught selectively editing audio and video clips several times.

Remember the video showing a man with a gun at an Obama rally? This was reported as a blatant incident that seemed to support their racism narrative...until we see in the actual video that the man with a gun was black.

More recently a Rock Center video was published at NBCNews.com that deceptively edited an Hasidic Rabbi to give the appearance that he was trying to cover up or hide sexual abuse within his community.

More:

MSNBC's Bashir Selectively Edits 1981 Reagan Aide Remarks to Make Republicans Look Racist

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Gleefully Admits To Using Edited Video To Smear GOP

Under Fire for Selective Editing, MSNBC Insists It Is 'Reviewing' Newtown Father's Testimony

Another Dishonest Video Edit from NBC as Martin Bashir Smears Gun Rights Supporters

MSNBC's Selectively Edited Romney Video, Andrea Mitchell's Non-Apology Illustrate Network's Dishonesty

MSNBC Hypes Minor Romney Gaffe, Edits Video to Remove Substance of Argument, Suggest He's Out of Touch

MSNBC Fixes False Report Which Made Zimmerman Look Racist, Doesn't Acknowledge Error

Ed Schultz Edits Rick Perry to Falsely Accuse Him of Making Racist Remark About Obama

Truth be damned, indeed.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1007276 Oct 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>" The black out media," what the hell are you talking about? Black people couldn't even succeed in getting equal rights but, they can succeed in duping the country into electing the first black president? Too be honest with you, white America got Obama elected or, should I say, rational, thoughtful, white America! You're still stuck on " if it ain't the white way, it's not the right way! Real Americans see past that. We don't look to the past four guidance, we gauge the present to predict the future! The past is good for judging cycles. Well, Obama's election & re-election is proof that this country is still in it's first cycle because, we've never had a black president before!
If it's ghetto, illiterate, and moocher... It's free cheese, loser, and ass-clown stupid...

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007277 Oct 19, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
While no one should judge Adrian Peterson's public reaction, the recent situation surrounding the death of the Minnesota Viking running back's two year old son spoke volumes.
Peterson had no connection with this child, one of several by various sperm receptacles....no story here other than a commentary on the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007278 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
"It has grown into an intolerant and mean-spirited one-party monster that is hell bent on destroying any opposition to it."
If there was ever a definition for the Republican Party, that's it. Isn't it you and yours that are always talking about killing off liberals. LMAO
The good news is Obamacare's soft underbelly is about to be exposed for the weak and partisan law it is.

And those who dared to assume they could impose such a law on the rest of us will also be exposed for their incompetence, lack of judgment and leadership.

Then you can defend them.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1007279 Oct 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>" The black out media," what the hell are you talking about? Black people couldn't even succeed in getting equal rights but, they can succeed in duping the country into electing the first black president? Too be honest with you, white America got Obama elected or, should I say, rational, thoughtful, white America! You're still stuck on " if it ain't the white way, it's not the right way! Real Americans see past that. We don't look to the past four guidance, we gauge the present to predict the future! The past is good for judging cycles. Well, Obama's election & re-election is proof that this country is still in it's first cycle because, we've never had a black president before!
Again,
Tell us how you have to beat your children to make them mind?
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1007280 Oct 19, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of swallowing...
NBC (and MSNBC) has been caught selectively editing audio and video clips several times.
Remember the video showing a man with a gun at an Obama rally? This was reported as a blatant incident that seemed to support their racism narrative...until we see in the actual video that the man with a gun was black.
More recently a Rock Center video was published at NBCNews.com that deceptively edited an Hasidic Rabbi to give the appearance that he was trying to cover up or hide sexual abuse within his community.
More:
MSNBC's Bashir Selectively Edits 1981 Reagan Aide Remarks to Make Republicans Look Racist
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Gleefully Admits To Using Edited Video To Smear GOP
Under Fire for Selective Editing, MSNBC Insists It Is 'Reviewing' Newtown Father's Testimony
Another Dishonest Video Edit from NBC as Martin Bashir Smears Gun Rights Supporters
MSNBC's Selectively Edited Romney Video, Andrea Mitchell's Non-Apology Illustrate Network's Dishonesty
MSNBC Hypes Minor Romney Gaffe, Edits Video to Remove Substance of Argument, Suggest He's Out of Touch
MSNBC Fixes False Report Which Made Zimmerman Look Racist, Doesn't Acknowledge Error
Ed Schultz Edits Rick Perry to Falsely Accuse Him of Making Racist Remark About Obama
Truth be damned, indeed.
George Zimmerman stands to make millions in lawsuits against NBC (and MSNBC) and demoKrats lying portraying Zimmerman as a 'Racist and Predatory Villain...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007281 Oct 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>" The black out media," what the hell are you talking about? Black people couldn't even succeed in getting equal rights but, they can succeed in duping the country into electing the first black president? Too be honest with you, white America got Obama elected or, should I say, rational, thoughtful, white America! You're still stuck on " if it ain't the white way, it's not the right way! Real Americans see past that. We don't look to the past four guidance, we gauge the present to predict the future! The past is good for judging cycles. Well, Obama's election & re-election is proof that this country is still in it's first cycle because, we've never had a black president before!
Blackout media, it should have read. Clearer now?

Blackout, as in withholding truth.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1007282 Oct 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
sorry...this is one turkey that Obama can't avoid...
kind of like the republican surrender on their own shutdown?

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1007283 Oct 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Peterson had no connection with this child, one of several by various sperm receptacles....no story here other than a commentary on the culture...
A Lot to learn with the AD case...

Low IQ Neanderthal footballer...
Given the world...

and...

All that money could not change his (AD)behavior enough to keep his penis out of the vagina....

Oh well!
TSM

United States

#1007284 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you trying to say? Your a spirit without a body?
I see the question was too complex for a simpleton but hey I’ll try again!! Are you required to purchase insurance if you do not OWN or OPERATE A VEHICLE?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1007285 Oct 19, 2013
Shutdown takeaway: the US wants a fair society, not 'defund Obamacare' crazy

As Obama looks for a budget deal to forestall another shutdown, he should know a majority of Americans back economic justice

The rest of the world must have been fascinated at the spectacle that was the US government shutdown and threat of default on our public debt. Here is a country that not only has no public debt problem, but can pay any foreign creditors in its own currency – that is, money that our central bank creates. Yet, even this "exorbitant privilege" – as Barry Eichengreen titled his book about the dollar being the center of the international financial system – was not enough to assure the world that Republicans would not cause disruption by attempting the impossible.

As expected, the Republicans were defeated and got nothing for their efforts other than a record low approval rating. The New Yorker's satirist Andy Borowitz summed up their "noble cause" with a fictional quote from Ted Cruz:

The dream of keeping poor people from seeing a doctor must never die.

The outcome was never much in doubt. The Tea Party and its friends do not control the majority of the Congress, nor could anyone expect House majority leader John Boehner to defy the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, and the rest of America's most powerful business lobbies after they made it clear they would not stomach even a temporary, technical default on US Treasury obligations. Indeed, it is testimony to the extremists' base of support within their party – and their own stubbornness – that they made it as far as they did.

If only the Democratic leadership had this kind of pressure to respond to its voters – including the fear of losing primary elections that plagues so many Republicans – now, there would be some democracy. This is because the majority of Democratic voters, unlike the Tea Party and its allies, have demands that are in line with the majority of the country.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013...

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