Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1497444 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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LCNlin

Marietta, GA

#1013485 Oct 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Residents of Nordic nations sometimes express public pride in their model, but their private behavior presents a more complicated
picture. Sometimes this hidden discontent becomes visible. Four of the five Nordic nations now have right-leaning governments. The Swedes elected a conservative coalition government late last year and the Finns made a similar choice earlier this year.
If residents of Nordic nations want faster growth, more prosperity,
and improved competitiveness, they need to reduce the size of the public sector. Excessive government diminishes growth. And although the Nordic countries’ relatively free markets mitigate the damage caused by high taxes and high spending, the burden of
government is hindering economic performance. The Nordic Model is preferable to the Continental or Corporatist Model of nations
such as France and Germany which combines welfare state policies and interventionism. But the Nordic Model does not look very impressive when compared to the United States.
http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs...
Americans make a big mistake looking to socialist democracies abroad as a model. The United States champions personal freedom and liberties. It is what distinguishes us from other countries who have succumbed to government dependency.
These "models" are going the opposite direction the left are trying so desperately to take us - the same road from which they are turning around.
Cato :-)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013486 Oct 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Business, GOP Establishment: Tea Party Is Over
A slice of corporate America thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year's congressional elections.
corporate America has almost no voter support...and are mostly DemoKKKrats...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1013487 Oct 28, 2013
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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It's a waste of time. She really doesn't understand the difference between a fact and what she thought was reality in High School.
lol! It's amazing how your reality is limited to you son!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013488 Oct 28, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Why are more immigrants from Denmark coming to America than Americans emigrating to Denmark?
Do you really believe all Liberal Media stories or are you that gullible?
Denmark is a beautiful country that offers almost no opportunity for advancement....
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1013489 Oct 28, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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PETA would protest....
Funny. I told them I was making wolfie products and they encouraged me!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1013490 Oct 28, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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So...cutting-edge technology allows the Magic Negro to spy on our allies, kill innocent women and children with drones, hopelessly screw up government healthcare websites, shove wasted taxpayer money to his friends in bankrupt Solar Technology and other renewables scams, spy domestically on U.S. citizens, allow illegal Mexicans to use American SS Numbers,....yada, yada, yada...
So now explain to us all how, in the end, this inept and evil abuse of technology benefits us all, Rashid Muhammad LeRoy Brown.
isn't that how israel does it son?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1013491 Oct 28, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"yuck"
We all know 57% of American's despise nobama and his nobamakare debacle.
Peace
KMA
lol! I know YOU believe that son!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1013492 Oct 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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you believe wrong. And you need to quit trying to force your values on others.
lol! You should follow your own advice son...

... along with the rest of your radical reich wingers!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1013493 Oct 28, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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Cato :-)
Cato isn't moveon.org , I know, but did you click on the 20-page policy analysis comparing Nordic countries to the United States?

It was a fairly comprehensive report with various resources to back up the analysis and data.

So what's your beef with Cato? Not radical or progressive enough?
LCNlin

Marietta, GA

#1013494 Oct 28, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>isn't that how israel does it son?
tea party trolls post to each other

LOL

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1013495 Oct 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Denmark is a beautiful country that offers almost no opportunity for advancement....
And it really sucks when the government takes away what it once gave so freely when it can't take anymore of the Danes' money.

Creates a sense of being deprived.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1013496 Oct 28, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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tea party trolls post to each other
LOL
They must enjoy their mutual admiration society!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1013497 Oct 28, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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Back to repeat posts?
Do you think this president and this administration is looking out for us?

Do you deny your party's culpability in contributing to the economic crisis and a lack of leadership since the economic crisis?

It would help to know exactly where you stand and your perspective.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1013498 Oct 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Do you think this president and this administration is looking out for us?
Do you deny your party's culpability in contributing to the economic crisis and a lack of leadership since the economic crisis?
It would help to know exactly where you stand and your perspective.
Economic crisis? The CRA debacle caused by greedy, unscrupulous capitalism?
then no.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1013499 Oct 28, 2013
You know? Ted Cruz reminds me of Bill Murray!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1013500 Oct 28, 2013
Why does Texass hate women?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013501 Oct 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Republicans aren't perfect and politics can be messy.
But denying the incompetency by this president and his administration doesn't make it any less incompetent or Republicans any less imperfect.
It's just a matter of who is looking out for us. Some Republicans looked the other way when warned about the impending housing market crisis just as much as most Democrats.
Republicans also had to learn the hard way they have to balance government regulations and oversight into the private sector to avoid greed taking advantage of consumers. As Reagan once said, "Capitalism is not the enemy. Capitalism unchecked is."
It was, in fact, Clinton's Republican Congress who made significant changes during his administration, and Clinton was smart enough to go along with them.
The total lack of accountability we're witnessing and the lack of transparency by this administration as well as a clear agenda to put party first comes down to perspective.
Denying your party's culpability in contributing to the economic crisis and their lack of leadership since the economic crisis by pointing fingers at Republicans - when Republicans have had virtually no power since 2008 - is the deepest and saddest form of denial.
you deny the incompetency of the Bush admin at every turn.

so you are not the person to be judging the current admin.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1013502 Oct 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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As the world renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson, said last night: The patient and doctor relationship is now at the mercy of big government's and insurance companies' beck and call.
Sure Carol, and big insurance have never overruled a doctors decision and denied needed treatment have they? let's take a look at the case of Nataline Sarkisyan. She was diagnosed with leukemia at age 14. After two years of treatment, the cancer went into remission. But in summer 2007 it came back and doctors said Nataline needed a bone-marrow transplant. Her only sibling, 21-year-old Peter, was a match, and he donated his bone marrow the day before Thanksgiving.
But Natalie developed a complication and, because her liver was failing, doctors recommended a transplant, saying she had a 65 percent chance of surviving.
CIGNA denied the transplant, telling doctors in a memo the procedure was "experimental, investigational and unproven services."
CIGNA eventually reversed its decision after public outcry but it was too late as her condition had worsened to the point that she died hours after the surgery. If that young woman had received her surgery in a timely manner then she might very well be alive today.
Let's take the case of Crystal Lee Sutton who was the inspiration for the film Norma Rae. Several years ago, Sutton was diagnosed with meningioma, a type of cancer of the nervous system. While such cancers are typically slow-growing, Sutton's was not -- and she went two months without potentially life-saving medication because her insurance wouldn't cover it initially. Though Sutton eventually received the medication, the cancer had already taken hold. She passed away in a Burlington, N.C. hospice.
Contrary to Dr. Carson's lies the ACA makes these kind of abuses less likely to occur.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1013503 Oct 29, 2013
Temperamental Germans? It's not like they weren't forewarned!

From Obama's 2008 Berlin speech: "True partnership and true progress requires constant work and sustained sacrifice.... They require allies who will LISTEN to each other..."
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1013504 Oct 29, 2013
Texas Judge Halts Abortion Law

Sanity finally rules in Texas

John Steinbeck once said,“Texas is a state of mind.” Yes, and sometimes that state of mind is crazy. See, for instance, when the Republican-controlled state government passed laws restricting the use of abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals and requiring that doctors providing abortion services have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. This latter provision alone would have forced 13 of the state's 32 abortion clinics to close tomorrow, if allowed to stand —because, simply put, there ain’t that many hospitals in rural parts of the great state of Texas.

But sometimes sanity and basic common sense rear their heads even in Texas—as happened today when United States federal District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that both provisions do not bear a “rational relationship to the legitimate role of the state in preserving and promoting fetal life or a woman’s health.” That is perhaps the closest, in legal mumbo-jumbo, a judge can come to calling a law plain and simple B.S.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/20...

then the constitutional non-expert weighs in...

Cruz Defends Texas Anti-Abortion Law: It's Constitutional

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cruz-te...

because, like, you've been so right about so many other things? so let's see...defund the ACA? how did that work out?

he's the poster child for the entitlement issue crowd.

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