Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1523989 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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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1015355 Oct 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Everyone is eligible for the ACA you idiot.
That's like saying "everyone is eligible to contract the bubonic plague", you retarded chimp.......
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1015356 Oct 31, 2013
Obamacare, moving to Kansas may cost a fortune and pass it so we can see what's in it...

"Obamacare will cause people to freeze in geographic location.

Insurance companies cannot compete across state lines, so your policy is only portable within your state. That’s bad for economic development. A person now has to deal with 50 sets of rules, 50 exchanges. Obamacare didn’t solve the problem.

There will be people that stay in place because of insurance costs from one state to the next. I have looked, and personally for me my costs of insurance go up exponentially when I move out of state."
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1015357 Oct 31, 2013
Ok leftist chimpyphags, remember that the greatest thing you can do for your country is to lie down on the expressway! Be a true patriot today!!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1015364 Oct 31, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Classic! lol
Ted Cruz's Dad Calls US a "Christian Nation," Says Obama Should Go "Back to Kenya"

Want to understand where the tea party champion's hardcore views come from? Meet his father, Rafael.

Wow, Ted Cruz will have a bright future with that nutjob father on his side!! Thanks Teaparty; in advance for Hillary in 2016!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1015365 Oct 31, 2013
No matter how crappy American Liberals think they have it someone, somewhere has a bigger problem...

"Kenyan Woman fight for justice as rapists are sentenced to cut grass"

What does this teach?

New York, NY

#1015366 Oct 31, 2013
Obama's less popular than EVER amid health care scandal: His approval rating hits record low as fall-out from website debacle intensifies
The battle over national health care is costing President Obama in the polls as he now has his lowest approval rating of his presidency.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1015367 Oct 31, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Her father is not elderly__nor is he a wimp. He's got an interesting rap sheet.
And it was never clear that there was a tussle__basically just Shellie talking in high gear.
He's a snotty little fk though and will have problems throughout his life.
Alex Sink is running for Congress in Pinellas County
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1015368 Oct 31, 2013
The ugly truth about freedom to abuse drugs and feces....

"Dogs Reportedly Getting High On Drug Users' Poop In Berlin Parks"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015369 Oct 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Bush cancels Europe trip amid calls for his arrest
see why you nutjobs aren't allowed to debunk anything?
Amnesty International and the like are wimpy phaggots with no power...

any foreign government that arrested Bush would face retaliation...

you are debunked, phaggot...

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1015370 Oct 31, 2013
Realtime wrote:
UPDATE 1__US posts smallest budget deficit in five years.
Yep, that's right__the US posted it's smallest budget deficit in five years. The deficit is shrinking because more revenue is being collected__OH MY!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015371 Oct 31, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Every article I read said "believed to be over a million dollars". No one knows. The million dollars is used because that is the worth of the insurance policy. Whether they got that much or anything at all is not known.
apparently the HOA put a notice in their newsletter to contact Zimmerman for neighborhood watch questions...

gross stupidity to get involved at all...


Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1015372 Oct 31, 2013
(MoneyWatch) It is late October, so Adrianne Flowers is out of money to buy food for her family. That is no surprise. Feeding five kids is expensive, and the roughly $600 in food stamps she gets from the federal government never lasts the whole month. "I'm barely making it," said the 31-year-old Washington, D.C., native and single mother.

Starting Friday, the money is likely to run out even quicker.

That is when Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits are set to fall for more than 47 million lower-income people -- 1 in 7 Americans -- most of whom live in households with children, seniors or people with disabilities. Barring congressional intervention, the maximum payment for a family of four will shrink from $668 a month to $632, or $432 over the course of a year.

That amounts to 21 meals per month, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The cuts will leave participants in the program, better known as food stamps, with an average of $1.40 to spend on each meal. The amount people get could sink even more if Congress makes deeper cuts later this year when House and Senate lawmakers try to hammer out a farm bill.

The Nov. 1 benefit cuts "will be close to catastrophic for many people," said Ross Fraser, a spokesman for Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity, which estimates that this week's SNAP reduction will result in a loss of nearly 2 billion meals for poor families next year.

This being said I was behind a lady at Food Lion this morning. She was buying stuff on EBT. She was having trouble. The lady stated quite proudly that she was a new grandma, as rightly so. She brought out the card and said she was new to this. She swiped the card and the cashier said it was denied. She said "Oh I got one from the dad let me try it". One baby two cards. She didn't see anything wrong with that! That is the problem. Tremendous amount of fraud.

Stroudsburg, PA

#1015373 Oct 31, 2013
Sweet, our electric bill was only $67 last billing cycle. Flack remind me again when it's supposed to go up tenfold?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015374 Oct 31, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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How about those Boston Red Sox bearded Muslims!
Do you think Obama rigged the World Series to help them win?
more like the House of David than like Muslims....

New York, NY

#1015375 Oct 31, 2013
Oh SNAP no naaaa no sir this is a cluster FOCK waiting ti happen im out of here said CLINTON hahahaha Obama asked Hillary Clinton to stay on as Secretary of State but she refused, claims book
The president asked her to keep her job for an extra year, according to a new political tome, but she wanted time to reflect on whether to run for president herself.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015376 Oct 31, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Too bad Republicans refused to do their jobs and work WITH Democrats to develop an affordable health care program. Almost certainly many of the problems being experienced with Obamacare startup could have been avoided if half the government wasn't doing everything in their power to sabotage it.
developing an AFFORDABLE health care program would require scrapping ObamaKKKare and starting over...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1015377 Oct 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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YES! That's how you do it. President Obama threatened to bring the hammer down on them and got it done!
He's brilliant; that's why he pisses off these teapartyers.
Easing off from being seen as the "policeman of the world" might have been a good thing temporarily.

But the problem with Syria is the world now sees us as wimps. This president tried to back off from his "red line" threat by pointing to Congress, the UN and the world as the ones who said it.

Allowing Putin to come to the rescue, one bad guy in cahoots with the other bad guy, to resolve the other bad guy's WMD threat blurs the lines of who is the leader on the world stage.

It's not a good idea for the United States to back down and allow Communist countries to take the lead on the world stage.

It brings into question leadership or cowardice on the part of this president in the eyes of the world.

This president has not once condemned the atrocities committed on Christians around the world which has become an epidemic.

He is too focused on himself, restoring his signature legislation and his legacy.

How can this possibly be seen as leadership? Remaining silent is much too close to condoning it.

Ignoring evil won't protect us from it. When was the last time this president said anything about the unrest in the Middle East and Africa? It's seems like "out of sight, out of mind" with this president. After the Syrian debacle, it's almost like the enemy doesn't even exist anymore.

Where is this president in the midst of all the unrest and instability playing out on the world stage? He's campaigning for Obamacare in Massachusetts.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1015378 Oct 31, 2013
It is getting very close to being time for "I told you so!"

"Obama Officials In 2010: 93 Million Americans Will Be Unable To Keep Their Health Plans Under Obamacare"


Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1015379 Oct 31, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, that's right__the US posted it's smallest budget deficit in five years. The deficit is shrinking because more revenue is being collected__OH MY!
Higher Taxes, Not Cuts, Are Reason For Smaller Deficit And Slowing Economy
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Posted 10/02/2013 06:29 PM ET
Spending cuts, it turns out, have not had a big effect on the U.S. deficit after all. That credit should go instead to the overlooked American taxpayer, who's responsible for increasing federal revenues more than twice as much as the government has lowered spending.

With such a disparity, why do liberals and the media continue to claim spending cuts are having a greater economic impact than higher taxes?

Before we get too lost in euphoria over a falling deficit, we should remember it's still large. Granted, it seems smaller compared to the record peacetime deficits before it — the way the obese people look thinner when standing next to the morbidly obese.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, through the first 10 months of fiscal year 2013, the deficit is $606 billion and projected to reach $642 billion for the whole year. That equates to 4% of GDP — the highest since 1992 were it not for the GDP shares in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, which averaged well over 8%.

But in search of a silver lining in this gray cloud raining red ink, the federal deficit is down $368 billion from a year ago. Yet in Washington where "balanced approaches" and "fairness" have become budgetary buzzwords, this deficit reduction has been anything but fair and balanced.

This year's drop is due to revenues that have increased $278 billion while outlays have decreased $90 billion.

When CBO factors out so-called "timing shifts," the disproportion diminishes, but doesn't disappear.

In this comparison, revenue is up $278 billion, or almost 14%, and spending is down $116 billion, or 4%.

Yet even this slightly rosier scenario isn't so rosy. While revenues are up across the board, the lower spending largely reflects $87 billion in favorable payment flows from government entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

This is good news, but a one-time event. The real spending cuts are located in defense ($36 billion) and unemployment ($20 billion).

Liberals are likely to balk at this 10-month comparison, because this year's tax increases began Jan. 1 while spending cuts under sequestration didn't start until March 1.

But look at budget totals from July alone. Again, using CBO's latest estimates and taking outlay "timing shifts" into account, federal revenues were up $15 billion and federal spending up $5 billion — combining for $10 billion in deficit reduction from the same month a year earlier.

Once again, hardly shared sacrifice.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015380 Oct 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
If Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claims the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) warned Wednesday, the GOP will have effectively destroyed itself.
“If I didn’t care so much about our country, I would hope he would get the Republican nomination for president, because that would mean the end of the Republican Party,” Reid told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
"He stands for everything America doesn't," Reid added.
Democrats have boasted recently that Cruz has only done them favors. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said last month that the Texas Republican's 21-hour talkathon aimed at defunding Obamacare "advanced our cause."
After the government shutdown came to an end earlier this month, Reid said Cruz "can't talk down to anyone anymore."
attack DB!
Reid is indirectly correct. If the tea party movement organizes as a Conservative Party, they will dominate and the Republican Party will quickly become a third party about the size of the Libertarians, soon to disappear.

Probably a good thing.

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