Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1441662 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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NJ raider 1

Philadelphia, PA

#1007714 Oct 20, 2013
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Jesus Christ Was Not A Pacifist
He said to them,'But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one'" (Luke 22:36).
"Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. Jesus commanded Peter,'Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?'" (John 18:10-11).
Notice that Jesus allowed Peter to have the sword both before and after this incident. The problem was not that defending someone is wrong; the problem was that it was inappropriate at this time since Jesus came to die for the sins of His people (Mark 10:45).
Ecclesiastes 3
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.
Old testament! Nothing you've presented shows Jesus not being passive but, the total opposite. He was possible enough to not fight for his own life. How much more passive can one be? A time to this &, a time to that. All old testament covered under the laws of Moses. You don't know you're bible it your God.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007715 Oct 20, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol, Carol, Carol, Congress was always in compliance with the ACA. The law requires large employers to provide health insurance for their employees and that's exactly what it did through the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. It was Republican Chuck Grassley who put a wrinkle in it with an amendment requiring members of Congress and their staff to purchase insurance through a Federal exchange. There was no mention of payment in the amendment so the government decided to continue contributing to congressional health plans in the form of subsidies just like many private companies do for their employees. David Vitter R Louisiana wanted to eliminate those subsidies which is both mean spirited and stupid. House and Senate staffers have a lot of knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes and if you piss them off they might get "chatty" to the wrong people. It would also make it more difficult to recruit the kind of talented staffers that members of Congress need to run their offices.
Business was able to present a compelling case for the one year delay on their mandate. There's no such compelling reason to delay the rest of the law.
(Don't this posted the first time.)

While you present a valid argument, the "wrinkle" the OPM "fixed" still provides Congress with taxpayer subsidies many Americans will not receive.

If the ACA were the solution to health care reform, Congress and their staff should have been eager to get on the same exchanges they, themselves, passed for everyone else.

Why should a law they passed onto everyone else put them in a position of having to worry about recruiting talented staffers?

The problem is Democrats are the only ones who wanted this and passed it.

Also, Congress is not a private company or entity. Each Congressperson and their staff work for us and their constituents and taxpayers pay for these subsidies.

Many Americans are being forced out of their current plans and into exchanges that are potentially more expensive with less coverage and do not get the same subsidies.

So no matter how valid your argument may seem on the surface, what's underneath doesn't feel right to many Americans.

Even if they're getting the same coverage they've always had, it's still at the taxpayers' expense and many are paying more for their own coverage.

A "wrinkle" in the ACA to some looks like a major flaw to others.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1007716 Oct 20, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Just how will Obamacare stop that?
Insuring more people. Insuring more pre-existing conditions, the more in need, to get insured. Ending lifetime caps.


Louisburg, NC

#1007717 Oct 20, 2013
What is liberal Christian theology?"
Answer: In liberal Christian teaching, which is not Christian at all, man’s reason is stressed and is treated as the final authority. Liberal theologians seek to reconcile Christianity with secular science and modern thinking. In doing so, they treat science as all-knowing and the Bible as fable-laden and false. Genesis’ early chapters are reduced to poetry or fantasy, having a message, but not to be taken literally (in spite of Jesus’ having spoken of those early chapters in literal terms). Mankind is not seen as totally depraved, and thus liberal theologians have an optimistic view of the future of mankind. The social gospel is also emphasized, while the inability of fallen man to fulfill it is denied. Whether a person is saved from his sin and its penalty in hell is no longer the issue; the main thing is how man treats his fellow man.“Love” of our fellow man becomes the defining issue. As a result of this “reasoning” by liberal theologians, the following doctrines are taught by liberal quasi-Christian theologians:
1) The Bible is not “God-breathed” and has errors. Because of this belief, man (the liberal theologians) must determine which teachings are correct and which are not. Belief that the Bible is “inspired”(in that word’s original meaning) by God is only held by simpletons. This directly contradicts 2 Timothy 3:16-17:“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2) The virgin birth of Christ is a mythological false teaching. This directly contradicts Isaiah 7:14 and Luke 2.
3) Jesus did not rise again from the grave in bodily form. This contradicts the resurrection accounts in all four Gospels and the entire New Testament.
4) Jesus was a good moral teacher, but His followers and their followers have taken liberties with the history of His life (there were no “supernatural” miracles), with the Gospels having been written many years later and merely ascribed to the early disciples in order to give greater weight to their teachings. This contradicts the 2 Timothy passage and the doctrine of the supernatural preservation of the Scriptures by God.
5) Hell is not real. Man is not lost in sin and is not doomed to some future judgment without a relationship with Christ through faith. Man can help himself; no sacrificial death by Christ is necessary since a loving God would not send people to such a place as hell and since man is not born in sin. This contradicts Jesus Himself, who declared Himself to be the Way to God, through His atoning death (John 14:6).
6) Most of the human authors of the Bible are not who they are traditionally believed to be. For instance, they believe that Moses did not write the first five books of the Bible. The book of Daniel had two authors because there is no way that the detailed “prophecies” of the later chapters could have been known ahead of time; they must have been written after the fact. The same thinking is carried over to the New Testament books. These ideas contradict not only the Scriptures but historical documents which verify the existence of all the people whom the liberals deny.
7) The most important thing for man to do is to “love” his neighbor. What is the loving thing to do in any situation is not what the Bible says is good but what the liberal theologians decide is good. This denies the doctrine of total depravity, which states that man is capable to doing nothing good and loving (Jeremiah 17:9) until He has been redeemed by Christ and given a new nature (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Louisburg, NC

#1007718 Oct 20, 2013
here are many pronouncements of Scripture against those who would deny the deity of Christ (2 Peter 2:1)—which liberal Christianity does. Scripture also denounces those who would preach a different gospel from what was preached by the apostles (Galatians 1:8)—which is what the liberal theologians do in denying the necessity of Christ’s atoning death and preaching a social gospel in its place. The Bible condemns those who call good evil and evil good (Isaiah 5:20)—which some liberal churches do by embracing homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle while the Bible repeatedly condemns its practice.

Scripture speaks against those who would cry “peace, peace” when there is no peace (Jeremiah 6:14)—which liberal theologians do by saying that man can attain peace with God apart from Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and that man need not worry about a future judgment before God. The Word of God speaks of a time when men will have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof (2 Timothy 3:5)—which is what liberal theology does in that is says that there is some inner goodness in man that does not require a rebirth by the Holy Spirit through faith in Christ. And it speaks against those who would serve idols instead of the one true God (1 Chronicles 16:26)—which liberal Christianity does in that it creates a false god according to its own liking rather than worshiping God as He is described in the whole of the Bible.

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NJ raider 1

Philadelphia, PA

#1007719 Oct 20, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Yea boy theres some real important info...You baggers are desperate for any kind of victory.
Far from a baggerOG but, if you don't know that by now, maybe you are as delusional as the baggers day you are!
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1007720 Oct 20, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh my god, you really do think Obama the Socialist is your God.
You idiot, Obama's record in jobs is abysmal at best. He's had 5 years now and it's still at historical highs.
If you look at a graph, it's easily apparent this is the slowest economic/unemployment recovery on record.
Gas prices are also have been at record highs during this Jive-Ass punks presidency:
We are also at a historical low for how the people think the direction of the country is going:
You are a blind fool, old gnome. You are a pathetic soul.
My, my, speaking of pathetic..No matter how mant times you flip the coin it always comes down tails..Huh loser. Might I remind you of just what a mess your two dictators left....Might I also remind you that there has been zero cooperation from the PUGS. Most of our low is because of your worthless Congress. Old clueless one with a zillion names and a fetish for judgeits. It makes you feel better about your worthless existance ..huh Butt breath?

Louisburg, NC

#1007721 Oct 20, 2013
Liberals support the killing of unborn children in the name of convenience, choice, etc. These children have committed no crimes; however, if that child survives abortion and grows up to commit murder later in life, a Liberal will scream “injustice” if that person is sentenced to death.


Louisburg, NC

#1007722 Oct 20, 2013
I love Apple products. I think Steve Jobs was a genius. I have a MacBook Pro, an iPad, and an iPhone 4s. Many liberals (especially Occupiers) love Apple products too. As a capitalist, I am consistent in purchasing Apple products. They are not. They build web sites to promote their socialist causes while using software and technology that is only made possible in a free market environment. Apple products would not (and could not) have been created in a socialist nation. There’s no way liberals could fight capitalism without the very tools capitalism provides!

Louisburg, NC

#1007723 Oct 20, 2013
Muslims want to kill homosexuals. Yet, Liberals promote the Homosexual agenda and Shariah Law. If the Muslims take over the United States, they will start by expunging the land of Homosexuals and Liberals.(Please see my conclusion to explain why Liberals really hold to these two contradictory positions.)

Windsor, CT

#1007724 Oct 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are teling us the Bush recession had nothing to do with it.
Earth to libtard!

It's been 5 years, not three months moron!

They were making fun of Obama over in England on BBC News when Obama was still blaming Bush back in 2009.

You are a brainwashed moron. Too stupid to think for yourself. No common sense, just a brown shirt Democrat.

Louisburg, NC

#1007725 Oct 20, 2013
Most liberals believe in Darwinian evolution, as opposed to special Creation by God. They believe that all species arose naturally through a concept known as “survival of the fittest.” The weak die out and the strong survive. Yet, Liberals spend so much time (and other people’s money) fighting to protect endangered species, rare ecosystems, wet lands, etc. Isn’t this incredibly inconsistent? After all, evolutionists believe many species died out over millions of years because of natural selection. As consistent evolutionists, shouldn’t they be happy that humans are now dominating the planet and all sub-species? Incidentally, as a Christian, I believe God requires us to be good stewards of the environment (not tree huggers). But I can hold my position consistently.

Louisburg, NC

#1007726 Oct 20, 2013
Liberals want religious freedom for all religions except Christianity.“Take down that cross… No nativity scenes on public property… No prayer at high school graduation ceremonies!” The list goes on, all in the name of “tolerance.” Isn’t it ironic that Christianity is the only religion that tolerates others? Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us to love our enemies, not to kill them. The Koran, however, teaches Muslims to kill the infidels!

Louisburg, NC

#1007727 Oct 20, 2013
Liberals like to pride themselves on being intellectuals and supporters of education. They claim that conservatives and Republicans are against education. Laughable. If education is so important, why do liberals force everyone to pay taxes to support the failing public education system when private and home-schooling are so much more effective? The answer is easy. They can only brainwash our children to become atheists and socialists in the public schools.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007728 Oct 20, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
There is not one single thread of real evidence that he ever existed..NONE. Why must all religions depend on fear and a reward, and why would God have a gender or nationality? There is no such animal, and only the weak minded could possible believe in a mythical sky god.
Roman history documents his existence.

Tacitus, a Roman historian, wrote the following in his Annals, c. AD 115, which refer to what the Roman Emperor Nero did after the great fire of Rome which occured c. AD 64:

"Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus..." Annals 15 -44

One of many examples. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls documents ancient times even before Christ and aligned with the Old Testament.

It's not a matter of whether he existed or not. It's a matter of whether you choose to believe he is who he said he was.

That's your choice but, as to his existence, you're in deep denial.

Louisburg, NC

#1007729 Oct 20, 2013
Liberals claim that anyone who disagrees with their lifestyle is promoting “hate.” Do you want to see real hate? Just read for yourself the hate-filled comments on our first episode of PolitiChicks.TV, where we discussed homosexuality in America. Not one hateful word was said against homosexuals on this show. Not one. In fact, Victoria Jackson stated,“I love gays!” The only hate I found was from the thousands of liberals who were commenting. 99% of all hate is spewed from the Left.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#1007730 Oct 20, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
My, my, speaking of pathetic..No matter how mant times you flip the coin it always comes down tails..Huh loser. Might I remind you of just what a mess your two dictators left....Might I also remind you that there has been zero cooperation from the PUGS. Most of our low is because of your worthless Congress. Old clueless one with a zillion names and a fetish for judgeits. It makes you feel better about your worthless existance ..huh Butt breath?
You got a pair of magnifyers on ya?


Windsor, CT

#1007731 Oct 20, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
My, my, speaking of pathetic..No matter how mant times you flip the coin it always comes down tails..Huh loser. Might I remind you of just what a mess your two dictators left....Might I also remind you that there has been zero cooperation from the PUGS. Most of our low is because of your worthless Congress. Old clueless one with a zillion names and a fetish for judgeits. It makes you feel better about your worthless existance ..huh Butt breath?
Hypocrite. Obama is the one that said he will not compromise.

The vast majority of America wants Obozocare repealed or delayed.

It is you worthless fascist DemokkkRATS that will not compromise, Wilhelm from Germany...

Windsor, CT

#1007732 Oct 20, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Far from a baggerOG but, if you don't know that by now, maybe you are as delusional as the baggers day you are!
Ghost needs to take his meds if he is calling you a bagger. Ghost is always delusional.

Louisburg, NC

#1007733 Oct 20, 2013
If Liberals aren’t racist, why do they evaluate and categorize everyone by the color of their skin? Why are they so angry when Blacks leave the Democrat plantation and achieve the American Dream? Why do they continue to promote abortion when far more blacks are killed by abortion than whites? Why do they continue to promote social programs that enslave blacks at poverty level?

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