Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459870 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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Satellite Beach, FL

#1013746 Oct 29, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Totally brainwashed dittohead; it's abosolutely amazing.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013747 Oct 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I've had Fords....worst cars EVER! Fix Or Repair Daily.
and further more...what kind of idiot would put up with a car that you have to fix or repair daily--how many days did this fixing and repairing in row did this go on for???
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1013748 Oct 29, 2013
GOP looking to save millions booted by Obamacare!

Bethlehem, PA

#1013749 Oct 29, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Remember these words can you imagine if obama had reached out to black company what right wingers and AMERICANS would have said what BLACKS ARENT AMERICANS I thought you would have LOVED BLACKS BEING INCLUDED but as I said before THE LIBERAL BIGOT is comfortable in their BIGOTTED WORLD so they just dont THINK BEFORE THEY WRITE AND THESE AHOLES ARE THE SPELL CHEQUERS FOH
Whatever you are smoking you should share with your fellow rightwingers. Can anyone decipher this mess?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013750 Oct 29, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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We have a real bright one here, for sure!
almost as bad as her next post: plan for the unexpected. ROTFLMAO!!! I mean really the liberal loon says to make plans for the unexpected...WTH. Not exactly the brightest bulb in the light socket-I prefer to realize there is not a bulb or socket anywhere nearby.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1013751 Oct 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer conceded to reporters today that Democrats knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary.
“We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” Hoyer said in response to a question from National Review.
Asked by another reporter how repeated statements by Obama to the contrary weren’t “misleading,” Hoyer said “I don’t think the message was wrong. I think the message was accurate. It was not precise enough…[it] should have been caveated with –‘assuming you have a policy that in fact does do what the bill is designed to do.’”
Hoyer noted that people losing access to their current plans are mostly in the individual market, which is a small segment of the overall market. He also argued requiring those plans to follow new mandates and regulations was important for ensuring those plans included “adequate coverage so the public would not have to be on the hook for serious illnesses or other illnesses.”
Let me ask the obvious question. Since 85% of the new sin ups are going on Medicaid and who knows how many are getting subsidized isn't the the public on the hook for serious illness and other illnesses?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013752 Oct 29, 2013
Hoodie Execution in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)– A 21-year-old man murdered execution-style – shot to death in a grocery store filled with customers.

It happened Monday evening in the 1900 block of W. Susquehanna Avenue in North Philadelphia.

Brutal and brazen, police say is the gunman who entered the grocery store in broad daylight and fired at least 14 shots, killing a young father, leaving family and friends in disbelief.

Cheryl Williams, the victim’s Godmother said,“Too many young men are just losing their lives. It’s hard.”

Police tell us the shooting occurred shortly before 5 p.m. The victim was among the 10 people inside at the time. According to investigators, the surveillance video inside the store shows the 21-year-old targeted and ambushed.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said,“The shooter chased the victim down one of the isles, where the victim collapsed. The shooter is seen clearly standing over the victim firing several shots while the victim was laying on the floor. It was an execution type homicide.”

Pedro DeJesus says in the six years he has owned the store, he has never had any problems.

Investigators are now hoping surveillance video from the scene and neighboring businesses will help them identify the cold and calculated killer.

Luz Siberio of North Philadelphia said,“I’m shocked because if I was in there, I would have lost my mind, because my son is always coming to the store, I’m always coming in the store.”

The victim’s Godmother added,“I just pray for peace because enough is enough.”

For the time being, we are withholding the victim’s name to ensure all family members are first notified. Police said it is possible the suspect may have entered the store with one other individual. However, police believe the suspect is the only one who opened fire.

We’re told the suspect wore a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and covered his face. The investigation is ongoing.

South Windsor, CT

#1013753 Oct 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
Story developing in Chicago:
U.S. Attorney General presses to keep evidence secret in Adel Daoud case
October 28, 2013 (WLS)-- The ABC7 I-Team has learned of an unusual move by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in a Chicago terrorism case. The Attorney General is pressing to keep evidence gathered against a suburban teenager secret, claiming that to release it would do "grave damage" to national security.
In one corner we have U.S. officials trying to dodge the diplomatic blowback from spying on foreign leaders. In another corner, we have U.S. intelligence spying on a Chicago teenager, American Adel Daoud, who was later arrested and charged in a terrorism case here. And Monday night, against the backdrop of spies, leaks and espionage, the curious case of the Hillside teenager is attracting personal attention from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Caught in the large net cast by U.S. intelligence agencies-- the same one that now has foreign leaders crying foul from corners of the world-- was information about a17-year-old high school student from west suburban Hillside.
Indicted in alleged Chicago terror plot
Adel Daoud has been in the federal lockup since being arrested more than a year ago on charges he tried to detonate what he thought was a car bomb in downtown Chicago. The bomb wasn't real and Daoud's accomplice was an FBI plant.
But since the teenager's arrest, prosecutors have revealed that the seed for the case against Mr. Daoud was found by national intelligence agents, and therefore much of the evidence gathered against him is confidential and cannot be provided even to his defense attorneys.
On Monday night, the I-Team has learned that Attorney General Holder has personally weighed in on the top secret case.
In an unusual addendum to this lengthy government filing in Chicago, is a blunt assessment of the "sensitive and classified information" collected on Daoud. Making it public would cause "serious damage...exceptionally grave damage" according to Attorney General Holder, and would "harm the national security."
In what some have described as a potentially precedent-setting case on how far the government can go in spying on its own people, whole pages of this public court filing are blocked out-- as "classified, material redacted."
Prosecutors have said that they do not plan to use evidence gathered by intelligence agencies at Daoud's trial, which is set for next spring. But that secret spy evidence was the way authorities found Mr. Daoud according to investigators, and that is why he and his attorneys want to see it and continue to make the case that they are entitled to it.
(Copyright ©2013 WLS-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
NSA eavesdroppers develop lists of impressionable, mostly young, Muslim losers. NSA gives lists to FBI. FBI Entrapment division contacts losers and set them up with a target and a fake bomb. Gives Obama Administration phony terrorist arrest numbers.

New York, NY

#1013754 Oct 29, 2013
My former boss who is also a very good friend gets mad with me because I told her from day one to CONTROL THE CHANGE IF YOU WANTED TO VOTE TO CHANGE THE FACE OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT DO SO BUT DO NOT WORSHIP THE CHANGE OR YOU WOULD LOOK LIKE A BIGOT NOW SHE IS STUCK WITH obama and RACIAL PRIDE FALSE PRIDE nothing else politics and LOVE do not go well together

Bethlehem, PA

#1013755 Oct 29, 2013
"It's going to be tough moving forward as a civilization with rightwingers constantly holding us back" - Homer 2016

"As long as rightwingers continue to hope for failure we will never colonize planets and fulfill the dreams put for by our ancestors" - Homer 2016

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned.

He must have know rightwing idiots would try and hold the country back at every turn.

Bethlehem, PA

#1013756 Oct 29, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Subsidy credits? LMAO!!!! It is other people's money. Why can't you libtards call it what it is? Welfare! It's the people who don't qualify that are screaming. They have to pay increased premiums plus pay for all the slackers with higher taxes.
This is what got Mitt in trouble, but at least your honest - poor people = slackers
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013758 Oct 29, 2013
Black Radical Threatens Riots

The CEO of the largest food bank in America has suggested that planned cuts in food stamp benefits set to take effect on Friday could spark riots.

Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told that the expiration of stimulus funds, which will see the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reduced by $5 billion dollars, will have an “immediate impact” and represent a recipe for civil unrest.

“If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” said Purvis, adding that families face the “daunting” prospect of losing a whole week’s worth of food every month.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013759 Oct 29, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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List a book you have read on
American History
here is a great book on Clinton that I studied. It is called SELLOUT--written by a democrat: David Schippers. You should read that one. It tells how the democrats sold out the American people to save one of their own.

See that is how democrats roll. The democrats are selling out the American people once again--to try to save their next great failure named O'bama.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1013760 Oct 29, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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And how do you know he wasn't subject to corporal punishment Carol? I'd be willing to bet that he was. Corporal punishment doesn't teach right from wrong, it teaches that violence is an acceptable way of dealing with problems.
There's been numerous studies that have shown that children who've been exposed to corporal punishment become violent themselves as adolescents and adults. This from the American Psychoanalytic Association;
Physical punishment is a serious public health problem in the United States, and it profoundly affects the mental health of children and the society in which we live. Studies show that approximately 65% of adults in the United States approve of physical punishment and about 50% of families use physical punishment to discipline children. Yet, research shows that physical punishment is associated with increases in delinquency, antisocial behavior, and aggression in children, and decreases in the quality of the parent-child relationship, children's mental health, and children's capacity to internalize socially acceptable behavior. Adults who have been subjected to physical punishment as children are more likely to abuse their own child or spouse and to manifest criminal behavior (Gershoff 2008).
Spanking is a euphemism for hitting. One is not permitted to hit one's spouse or a stranger; such actions are defined as the crime of assault. Nor should one be permitted to hit a small and more vulnerable child. Hitting a child elicits precisely the feelings one does not want to generate in a child: distress, anger, fear, shame, and disgust. Studies show that children who are hit identify with the aggressor and are more likely to become hitters themselves, that is, bullies and future abusers of their own children and partners. They tend to learn to use violent behavior as a way to deal with stress and interpersonal disputes
Thank goodness you're no longer in the classroom Carol (if you ever were) no child should be entrusted to anyone as ignorant as you.
Other studies disagree with you.

Many of us were disciplined with a ruler, switch or flyswatter and knew its distinction from abuse.

Differing on how best to discipline children is one thing. Ignoring discipline altogether is another.

That is what's happening today.

Whether the consequences for bad behavior is a spanking or another effective method, children are fine if they understand they are loved - and each child is different.

There'd have to be proof the child who killed his teacher was raised in an abusive - or a permissive - home.

Both are fringe ends of the discipline spectrum.

The happy medium is somewhere in the middle.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1013761 Oct 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>This is what got Mitt in trouble, but at least your honest - poor people = slackers
October 29, 2013

N.S.A. Promises to Stop Getting Caught Spying on Allies

Posted by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— Responding to the firestorm of controversy over its spying on European allies, the head of the National Security Agency said today it would do everything in its power to avoid being caught doing it in the future.

“There are two important jobs for every spy agency: spying on people and avoiding detection,” said the N.S.A. chief General Keith Alexander.“Unfortunately, at the N.S.A. we have only done the first job well.”

“We have abused the trust of some of our closest allies,” he said.“And none of this would have happened if they hadn’t found out.”

General Alexander said that the agency was instituting strict new practices that amounted to “a zero-tolerance policy on getting caught.”

“I had a meeting with my top people today and said,‘I want you to put the same energy you put into spying on Germany, France, and Spain into keeping them from figuring out what we’re up to,’&#8201;” he said.“&#8201;‘Anything less than that will be unacceptable.’&#8201;”

General Alexander also offered a heartfelt apology to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a prime target of the agency’s eavesdropping.“I know how upsetting it must be for you to know that your closest ally has been listening in on your phone conversations for the past eleven years,” he said.“I give you my solemn promise that in the future you won’t know
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1013762 Oct 29, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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More Classic DBWriter. Only someone who is paid to research bigotry would provide this trash.
Keep telling your moron base that only poor Blacks elected a Democrat. Unless you can figure out a way to have rich white males vote multiple times, you will continue to be a loser.
The plan is to have wealthy Canadians sneak across the border and then offer them amnesty. Now for a little fun, fun, fun:

Jon Stewart Reams Obama for ‘Total Ignorance’ of What White House is Actually Up To

Jon Stewart‘s been going after Obamacare a lot lately, but on Monday night’s Daily Show, he targeted President Obama in particular for appearing to be so out of the loop on so many issues,“there appear to be very few loops he’s in.”

Stewart noted how Obama was apparently unaware of the issues with the Obamacare website, comparing it to “if the Charmin bear just found out what people actually do with this toilet paper.”

But even stranger to Stewart was how Obama’s seemingly out of the loop on NSA surveillance, mockingly asking “Does the president believe in surveillance fairies?” and obliquely referencing the “total ignorance of what the administration is doing.”

Correspondent Jessica Williams helped explain to Stewart that Obama doesn’t want to be out of the loop, they just “don’t want to bum him out” and he still thinks gun control passed.

from Comedy Central:

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1013763 Oct 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>This is what got Mitt in trouble, but at least your honest - poor people = slackers
It was unfortunate Mitt lumped the 47% receiving some kind of government entitlement together with those who think Obama was going to pay their mortgage, their phone bill and pay to raise their 15 kids with 9 different daddies.

He was right though, wasn't he?

But things had to get really bad for all the nonsense to stop once and for all. We're living through the silver lining, Homer.

It will all become clear soon enough. Common sense will shine down on us once again.

New York, NY

#1013764 Oct 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Are you suggesting Obama should have seek out an African-American tech firm to build the ACA website? You're not really suggesting that are you? How do you think the American people and rightwingers would have reacted to that? That's insane. Are you retarded?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1013765 Oct 29, 2013
flack wrote:
CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. With nothing but a small refrigerator, a shelf of canned food, and a plastic table with chairs, Charlene Davis' temporary apartment is a shell of what it used to be.
"Everyday is a struggle. To see the look on my daughters face when she comes in, you know it hurts," Davis said.
The 54-year-old is one of almost 13,000 low-income renters in Coney Island who applied for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, after Superstorm Sandy hit one year ago.
Davis is in a wheelchair and needs oxygen for a respiratory illness.
She asked FEMA to help her re-locate from her flood-damaged home, but because of her disability it was difficult to find a place that fit her needs.
The mother of four realized quickly that surviving the hurricane was just the beginning of a very long battle ahead.
Davis, and her two children that live with her, had only 15 minutes before it became clear that Sandy was going to flood their home.
"I was just sitting there watching television with my family paying really no mind and all of the sudden it just hit out of no where," she said.
The hurricane's uninvited force engulfed Davis' first floor with almost five feet of water.
Her children spent an hour pressed against the front door, trying to stop the water from coming in.
Sandy's power against theirs was so strong that it left body imprints on the door.
Mother nature was winning. Davis' kids rushed her out of her wheelchair and carried her upstairs as the water started rise.
"You just had to get up. Get out of the way, and let Sandy take over," Davis said.
They spent days with no electricity, candles and a few snacks on their second floor.
All they could do was wait for the water to recede.
When Davis went downstairs the devastation was unimaginable.
"We had just gotten furniture and I just recently made the last payment. All of it gone, " Davis said.
It took her eight months to relocate.
During that time she was living with mold, which made her respiratory problems worse.
After not having any luck with FEMA, Davis picked up the phone and started calling different organizations.
Local housing officials eventually helped her get into the temporary apartment she is living in now.
She is still waiting for her old place to be repaired, which might not happen until late December.
Davis believes when it comes to Coney Island, people don't think about the poor residents living a few blocks away from the rides and boardwalk.
And Deborah Carter agrees. She is around the corner from Davis and is the resident leader of the Gravesend public housing developments
"We were the spot that wasn't looked at [when it came to Sandy recovery]," said Carter.
Residents were angry that it took so long for aid to reach them, and Carter says there is still so much that needs to be done.
"We still have people that [are] in need. In need of furniture, clothing. A lot of people lost a lot of things," Carter said.
While Coney Island's Luna Park re-opened just five months after the storm, Carter and Davis both feel that when it comes to aid, their area should not be forgotten.
"They [people] are focusing on the rides and how Coney Island is back and coming. There are people who are still struggling," Davis said.
Even with Davis' long battle and loss she has gained one thing -- courage.
"No matter how many times someone tells you, no, no, no, don't give up .... whatever you got to do, fight for what it is that you want. Because when you are right, you should fight," Davis said.
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government dependency at its best.

United States

#1013766 Oct 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
"It's going to be tough moving forward as a civilization with rightwingers constantly holding us back" - Homer 2016
"As long as rightwingers continue to hope for failure we will never colonize planets and fulfill the dreams put for by our ancestors" - Homer 2016
"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned.
He must have know rightwing idiots would try and hold the country back at every turn.
Is this the progress that you were hoping for?
RATE SHOCK: Obamacare causing
539% increase in health
insurance costs for Texans (see
Tweet 221
By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
(NaturalNews) It is crucial for the White House
that the website continue to
fail, because once the site actually starts
functioning, Americans are going to be hit with
such devastating rate shock that the Obama
administration may never recover.
Obamacare is named the "Affordable Care
Act," after all, and the President promised the
rates would be "as low as a phone bill." But I
just received a confirmed letter from a friend in
Texas showing a 539% rate increase on an
existing policy that's been in good standing
for years.
As the letter reveals (see below), the cost for
this couple's policy under Humana is
increasing from $212.10 per month to
$1,356.60 per month . This is for a couple in
good health whose combined income is less
than $70K -- a middle-class family, in other
That's a 539% rate increase!
$1,356.60 per month is not "affordable" health
care. It's monopolistic price gouging
mandated by the Obama administration and
enforced essentially at gunpoint. This isn't
health care; it's highway robbery.
To clarify: this increased rate policy is not
"under" , but the 539% rate
increase is being caused because of
Obamacare's new rules and requirements.

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