Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1384032 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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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1009606 Oct 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
In Utah, tea party favorite Sen. Lee faces GOP backlash over government shutdown
Spencer Zwick, a Utah native and national finance chairman for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, was more direct, calling Lee a “show horse” who “just wants to be a spectacle.”
“Business leaders that I talk to, many of whom supported him, would never support his reelection and in fact will work against him, myself included,” Zwick said.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-uta...
Plenty of the teaparty congress/senate mutts are going to be challenged in their primaries by R candidates who are more favorable to business.

Justin Amash, a true ahole, is polling so low in his own district that he may face multiple R primary challengers.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1009607 Oct 23, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Liberal Law makers did not read the ACA...and it appears they did not read this...
"According to the 2011 Better Life Index survey, in 2009 88% of Americans were satisfied with their health. Of the 34 countries covered in the data, in only two – New Zealand (89.7%) and Canada (88.1%) did citizens report a higher level of satisfaction with their health."
http://floppingaces.net/2013/10/22/the-greek-...
Like I said early: democrats thrive on destruction Destruction is what they live for.
Voluntarist

United States

#1009608 Oct 23, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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huffingtonpost what?
Look at the gallup Obama approval rating.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1009609 Oct 23, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Here's a conspiracy for you. DBWriter is a paid professional whose job is to troll the internet and plant phony conspiracies.
It all fits together. Look at the volumes of phony data he digs up to support his phony logic. Who has time to rummage around digging that spin up, unless someone is paying him to do it.
Look at the time frame he posts, pretty much an 8 hour shift.
Is there any topic he isn't an "expert" on?
Look at his persona, aimed to appeal to the far right base.
Swaying opinion is a big money operation, why wouldn't we expect this kind of manipulation on sites like this?
I'm sure he bounces to other sites, probably uses a different ID.
You're outed DB.
i think you're on to something....

Peggy Noonan's Advice to the Tea Party: Be Less Gullible

The former Reagan speechwriter sagely points out how much money is spent trying to manipulate the grassroots right.

Peggy Noonan, who got her start writing speeches for Ronald Reagan, uses her most recent Wall Street Journal column to offer Tea Partiers some excellent advice:*

I don't like saying this but be less gullible. Many of your instincts are right but politics is drowning in money. A lot of it is spent trying to manipulate you, by people who claim to be sincere, who say they're the only honest guy in the room. Don't be the fool of radio stars who rev you up for a living. They're doing it for ratings. Stop being taken in by senators who fund-raise off your anger. It's good you're indignant, but they use consultants to keep picking at the scab, not to move the ball forward, sorry to mix metaphors. And know your neighbors: Are they going to elect a woman who has to explain she isn't a witch, or a guy who talks about "legitimate rape"? You'll forgive politicians who are right in other areas, but your neighbors and the media will not.

Let's be honest: That's hard advice to give or take. Noonan begins with "I don't like saying this" because telling someone they're being gullible is always unpleasant. And some Tea Partiers reading her advice surely thought to themselves, "To hell with this out-of-touch, Manhattan-dwelling RINO, telling me I'm gullible. And you wonder why Tea Partiers are constantly feeling disrespected?"

But I'll tell you what. It seems to me that Noonan is showing more respect to Tea Partiers by telling them a truth they don't want to hear than the vast majority of conservative journalists, who know damn well that the populist right is constantly manipulated by huckster entertainers, but won't dare admit it, because they know the bearer of that message is inevitably going to be denounced.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1009610 Oct 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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The original Longhorn, based on the Windows XP source code, was scrapped, and Longhorn's development started anew, building on the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 codebase, and re-incorporating only the features that would be intended for an actual operating system release.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista
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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1009611 Oct 23, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
I just finished watching a series of BBC News and Megahertz Network reports(not the PBS, Diane Sawyer schlock) and it is an eye opener that increasingly makes the Oval Office Lawn Jockey look like a wholly inept Affirmative Action Community Organizer Organ Grinder Assistant Cup Holder from Chicago....
India is in trade talks with China. Putin is signing trade deals with India and supplying them with Nuclear Power Plants. These three, China, Russia and India, have been in talks to try getting the U.S. Dollar replaced as the world's standard currency.
The Boy Messiah is angry that his Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood was kicked out of Egypt and so he cuts off military to them. Saudi Arabia steps up and offers to replace any funds that the Magic Negro shorts them of. Why? Saudi Arabia has officially declared that the U.S. Can no longer be a trusted ally.
The Saudi's have been a fervent U.S. Ally for 50 years....enter the Magic Negro and ....phfft!
France is pizzed that the Boy Messiah has been spying on them, too, aside from Brits, Brazilians and every ally from here to Timbuktu - and Kenya.
Ever since the Lawn Jockey got to town, America's global image has been descending rapidly. The future now belongs to China, Russia and whatever Muslim Terrorist Group rises to the top of the dung pile. The Magic Negro has made America irreparably irrelevant.
Installing that jerk in the Oval Office was like appointing Kwame Kilpatrick as Chief Brain Surgeon at John Hopkins.
God help us but especially our children and their children's children....
People do not understand: we have went to war over the Petro dollar. If the United States loses the World currency status, which looks probable under this president: we will no longer be able to print money.
Voluntarist

United States

#1009612 Oct 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Not the "OMG OMG the CRA" excuse that had been debunked a gazillion times.
Yes Democrats voted for the war in Iraq because George Bush told them about the smoking gun mushroom cloud.
Two years of Democrat oversight was Jan of 2009. How come you are too GD stupid to know this? By that time, half the bailout was spent, housing had already collapsed & the recession was a year old.
Just how GD uninformed are you?
Go back to your subsidized job.
And who signed off on eliminating the glass-steagal act?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1009613 Oct 23, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Loch Ness, Sasquatch, and Behghazi...
"Media Matters Boss David Brock Calls Benghazi a “Hoax”"
http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/medi...
I am sure he does: Poll Finds that Two-Thirds of Americans Want Answers to Benghazi Cover-Up

Secure America Now commissioned a national poll by internationally acclaimed pollsters John McLaughlin (Republican) and Pat Caddell (Democrat). The results show that the American people clearly want answers as to what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

The results also show that 2/3 of Americans agree that it is important for Congress to create a Select Committee to get to the truth.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1009614 Oct 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i think you're on to something....
Peggy Noonan's Advice to the Tea Party: Be Less Gullible
The former Reagan speechwriter sagely points out how much money is spent trying to manipulate the grassroots right.
Peggy Noonan, who got her start writing speeches for Ronald Reagan, uses her most recent Wall Street Journal column to offer Tea Partiers some excellent advice:*
I don't like saying this but be less gullible. Many of your instincts are right but politics is drowning in money. A lot of it is spent trying to manipulate you, by people who claim to be sincere, who say they're the only honest guy in the room. Don't be the fool of radio stars who rev you up for a living. They're doing it for ratings. Stop being taken in by senators who fund-raise off your anger. It's good you're indignant, but they use consultants to keep picking at the scab, not to move the ball forward, sorry to mix metaphors. And know your neighbors: Are they going to elect a woman who has to explain she isn't a witch, or a guy who talks about "legitimate rape"? You'll forgive politicians who are right in other areas, but your neighbors and the media will not.
Let's be honest: That's hard advice to give or take. Noonan begins with "I don't like saying this" because telling someone they're being gullible is always unpleasant. And some Tea Partiers reading her advice surely thought to themselves, "To hell with this out-of-touch, Manhattan-dwelling RINO, telling me I'm gullible. And you wonder why Tea Partiers are constantly feeling disrespected?"
But I'll tell you what. It seems to me that Noonan is showing more respect to Tea Partiers by telling them a truth they don't want to hear than the vast majority of conservative journalists, who know damn well that the populist right is constantly manipulated by huckster entertainers, but won't dare admit it, because they know the bearer of that message is inevitably going to be denounced.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1009615 Oct 23, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Look at the gallup Obama approval rating.
a right wing biased source.....

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1009616 Oct 23, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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LOL

projection much?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1009617 Oct 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...and the plans will cost more unless the policyholders qualify for subsidies, which very few will....
Blue Shield of California sent roughly 119,000 cancellation notices out in mid-September, about 60 percent of its individual business. About two-thirds of those policyholders will see rate increases in their new policies, said spokesman Steve Shivinsky.
Net result is that ObamaKKKare is screwing people who already had insurance that they were happy with....lots of new Republican voters in 2014...
the subsidies don't last forever--O'bama and democrats don't care. They don't care if the American people have insurance and less people will have insurance under the O'bamacare TAX-now let's get on to the cash system. Doctors are not signing up to take O'bamacare TAX patients either, why you ask? because the O'bama administration will not tell them how much they are going to be paid for services. It's the old Nancy Liberal policy: sign up and then we will tell you. This is the biggest screw job foisted on the American people. I feel sorry for the sick -really I do, but no one is going to end up paying for them.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1009618 Oct 23, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Since Bill Clinton used the White House to coerce Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to institute the Democrats' Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program in 1999.
If you recall, in 2003 the Director of OFHEO testified that Fannie Mae and Freddie were already keeping fraudulent records to hide the CRA failure.
I've got just one question. Since it was obvious the CRA was a failure as early as 2003, why did the Democrats continue to push it until it collapsed our economy after two years of oversight by Democrats Dodd and Frank?
The CRA was passed in the 1970's. Are you really this GD stupid?

When Republicans laid the groundwork for the financial meltdown by passing Gramm, leach, Biley, it expanded the number of mortgage lenders. All Clinton did was make sure the CRA applied to these new players in the mortgage market.

CRA loans were not the cause of the meltdown. Most problem mortgages involved no interest, balloon payment type loans. CRA loans are typically long term traditional mortgages.

You people are dumber than sh*t.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1009619 Oct 23, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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did that one hit a bit too close to home?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1009620 Oct 23, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Plenty of the teaparty congress/senate mutts are going to be challenged in their primaries by R candidates who are more favorable to business.
Justin Amash, a true ahole, is polling so low in his own district that he may face multiple R primary challengers.
the primaries will be high entertainment. Stewart and Colbert will not lack for material.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1009621 Oct 23, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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And who signed off on eliminating the glass-steagal act?
I get it. You are pulling the "NAFTA" excuse.

Bill Clinton negotiated with the Republican Congress. They got to dump Glass Steagal & Clinton got the CRA expanded to meet the expansion created by it.

Make no mistake, the repeal of Glass Steagal was a Republican effort all the way.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#1009622 Oct 23, 2013
The price of gasoline was over $3.50/gallon for a few months during the Bush years, Pelosi and the lefties were screaming about how Bush and his oil buddies were screwing The People.
It's over $3.50/gallon for four years under Lord Obama, Pelosi and the lefties are silent.
The unemployment rate was about 6.3% for a few months during the Bush years, less than 5% average the rest of the time, and the lefties were shrieking about how it was the "worst economy since the Depression".
The unemployment rate has been over 7%(actually much higher considering those that have given up looking for work)for over four years under Lord Obama, the lefties are silent.
Bush puts terrorist suspects in Guantanamo, Cuba the lefties whine about how unfair it is to the terrorists.
Four years later Lord Obama is still running Club Gitmo, the lefties are silent.
Four years later, we're still blowing up sweet, innocent people in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The lefties are silent (where is "Code Pink"?).

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1009623 Oct 23, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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And who signed off on eliminating the glass-steagal act?
Exactly.
It was a straight party line vote in Congress signed by Clinton.
In 2004 there was a Republican initiative to re-instate the Glass Steagall Act, but it didn't have enough support to get to the Senate floor for a vote.
In 2006 there was enough support to get to the Senate floor for a vote, but Christopher Dodd threatened to fillibuster the initiative, WITH BARACK OBAMA STANDING IMMEDIATELY TO DODD'S RIGHT IN THE PHOTO OP.
In January, 2009, Obama is clueless he threatened to fillibuster the re-instatement of the Glass Steagall Act and publicly called for its re-instatement.

This should have been a solid clue to everyone Obama doesn't have a clue what he does in government.
Since, the trail of clues that Obama doesn't have a clue what happens in government is more than the trail a thousand Hansels and Gretels would leave in their trek to getting lost in the woods...
Which is where the country finds itself today... lost in the woods.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1009624 Oct 23, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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I'm going to repeat this again nitwit since it hasn't penetrated your thick skull yet;
The ACA was built from a blueprint drawn by the conservative Heritage Society.
It's less radical than the plan proposed by Richard Nixon and almost identical to the one proposed by Bob Dole.
It's virtually identical to the law enacted by Mitt Romney in Massachusetts.
The only reason that the Republicans are so against it is because it was passed by the Democrats and signed into law by Barack Obama, the president they took a, blood oath to block and obstruct.
Nixon’s plan had a few crucial differences. It was still rejected by most democrats and opposed by unions. Many also considered it dangerously close to socialism.

(The unions worked hard for the ACA and Obama didn't care if it was dangerously close to socialism.)

Gerald Ford dropped Nixon's plan because the country was beginning to experience an economic crisis. A recession loomed on the horizon, and the expense of health care reform was a major factor.

(That didn't stop Obama - he didn't want an economic crisis to go to waste.)

The Heritage version was primarily intended to protect others like auto damage liability insurance. It enticed people to buy coverage through generous health credit or vouchers financed partly by reform of the tax treatment of health coverage. The 'mandate' was actually the loss of certain tax breaks for those not choosing to buy coverage and not a legal requirement.

(Quite different from ACA.)

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1009625 Oct 23, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>the subsidies don't last forever--O'bama and democrats don't care. They don't care if the American people have insurance and less people will have insurance under the O'bamacare TAX-now let's get on to the cash system. Doctors are not signing up to take O'bamacare TAX patients either, why you ask? because the O'bama administration will not tell them how much they are going to be paid for services. It's the old Nancy Liberal policy: sign up and then we will tell you. This is the biggest screw job foisted on the American people. I feel sorry for the sick -really I do, but no one is going to end up paying for them.
When do the subsidies end?

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