Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1536423 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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#1015429 Oct 31, 2013
I'm shocked!
Even Bill'O can't talk any sense to dumb carol.

United States

#1015430 Oct 31, 2013
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>I'm an unaffiliated voter (independent) and disagree with you.

You Socialists who call yourself Democrats hate people.

What are you vile Democrat liars up to today?

New York, NY

#1015431 Oct 31, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The ACA coverage is price competitive with other plans in the marketplace even without the subsidy.
Your argument makes zero sense pal.
Quit making sht up!
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1015432 Oct 31, 2013
Watching & listening to Obama's spiel in Boston yesterday, I keep waiting for the jerk to pull a rabbit out of hat. He sounds and looks just like Bullwinkle.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1015433 Oct 31, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Thank you Affordable Care Act, for having rollout problems and giving so many fools something to be outraged about.....
You're apparently new on here - but please come back on when, or if, you get on the exchange website.

Unless you're one of the lucky ones who actually gets to keep your insurance as promised or are below the poverty line, I'd love to know what your premiums and deductibles are going to be.

Also, I hope you're also not in the ages 21 to 39 young males category. If so, brace yourself.

United States

#1015434 Oct 31, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>"silly"
Watch baseball? Very little on TV. To slow. On the other hand love to go to the park, have a beer and a dog are two, interact with the fans. Grate way to spend an afternoon or evening.
How could baseball be too slow for an old man chained to his bed?

United States

#1015435 Oct 31, 2013
flack wrote:

"Wish You Were Here"

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.
You stoned?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1015436 Oct 31, 2013
Americans prefer zombies over the federal government

It’s not exactly a vote of confidence in the powers that be: A sizable number of Americans think the undead would do a better job than the brain dead in Washington, D.C.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults believe the federal government would do a better job than zombies running the country today. But the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most Americans don’t share that view, with just as many (37%) who feel zombies would do a better job running the country and another 26% who can’t decide between the two.

These findings are no surprise, given that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters now view the federal government unfavorably, with 34% who have a Very Unfavorable opinion of it.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of Democrats still pledge allegiance to the federal government, but pluralities of Republicans (45%) and those not affiliated with either major political party (44%) have more confidence in zombies when it comes to running the nation’s affairs.

Only six percent (6%) of all Americans anticipate a zombie apocalypse, so supporters of the federal government can rest easy. Eighty-two percent (82%) do not, but 12% are not sure.

Among those who expect an apocalypse, 74% say they are at least somewhat prepared, with 53% who are Very Prepared.

The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 29-30, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Forty-one percent (41%) of Americans nationwide say they have watched a movie like “World War Z” or a TV show like “The Walking Dead” about a zombie apocalypse.

But only five percent (5%) think the recent boom in zombie-based books, films and TV shows is good for society. Thirty-five percent (35%) see this recent popularity as bad for society, while 51% say it has no impact.

Most adults 65 and older think the zombie craze is bad for society. Most younger adults say it has no impact.

Americans ages 18 to 64 express slightly more confidence in zombies to run things than in the federal government. Seniors have more faith in the government.

Men are more likely than women to think zombies would do a better job running the country. Blacks are more than twice as likely as whites and other minority Americans to believe the government would do a better job than zombies.

Americans who expect a zombie apocalypse express a lot less confidence in the federal government.

Just 25% of voters think the country is heading in the right direction, although that’s up from 13% during the recent federal government shutdown.

Fifty-four percent (54%) want a long-term budget deal that cuts federal spending, but 64% expect another shutdown soon because Congress can’t reach such a deal.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters consider the federal government a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights.

New York, NY

#1015437 Oct 31, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
I can only hope your elected tea baggers are as dumb as you and try impeaching our countries first black president.
Your party is on the brink of extinction. That will cement your future.
EXCUSE ME YOU BIGOT RACISTS LIBERAL I dont know which AMERICA you live in BUT WE LIVE IN THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OBAMAS POST RACIAL SOCIETY lololololololol they keep making $hit up and it BACK FIRES on them

United States

#1015438 Oct 31, 2013
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>Really liar/Democrat? "extinction"?

Having Republican Governors in 30 states and a House Majority is what you call "extinction", liar?

You'll lose the house next year.
Too bad those govs can't over rule the Feds.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1015439 Oct 31, 2013
Victory for Native Americans!!!!

"San Francisco paper to stop using ‘Redskins’ in print"

United States

#1015440 Oct 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>If insurers don't obey and fall in line with the dictates of the state and what people must have in their insurance policies whether they need it or want it or not, they are demonized like Republicans and the tea party and must be blamed.

That's how the power elite take control of the masses. Demonizing and marginalizing is the first step. Taking control of health care is the next step. Dividing and conquering is the goal.

We're not paying attention.
Poor dumb carol just wants that black dude out of her White House.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1015441 Oct 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
All the morans on here this morning!!Where's Lois?
Still at Walgreens getting a flu shot?
Do any of you get flu shots?
Get a flu shot. Nope. Never have and do not plan on getting one in the future. Don't catch the flu bug, that particular bug apparently hates rightwingers.

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#1015442 Oct 31, 2013
The tea baggers MUST concentrate on the state level. They will never win a national election again.

United States

#1015443 Oct 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>You're apparently new on here - but please come back on when, or if, you get on the exchange website.

Unless you're one of the lucky ones who actually gets to keep your insurance as promised or are below the poverty line, I'd love to know what your premiums and deductibles are going to be.

Also, I hope you're also not in the ages 21 to 39 young males category. If so, brace yourself.
All dumb carols marching orders in one post.
Talk about a crazy old nut.

New York, NY

#1015444 Oct 31, 2013
GOVERNOR GENERAL OBAMAS AMERICA Head of Congressional Intelligence Committee:“You Can’t Have Your Privacy Violated If You Don’t KNOW Your Privacy Is Violated”
Argues Spying Okay As Long As Government Doesn’t Get Caught

The chair of the House Intelligence Committee – Mike Rogers – said yesterday in an NSA spying hearing which he led that there is no right to privacy in America.

Constitutional expert Stephen I. Vladeck – Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law – disagreed.

Here’s the exchange:

Rogers: I would argue the fact that we haven’t had any complaints come forward with any specificity arguing that their privacy has been violated, clearly indicates, in ten years, clearly indicates that something must be doing right. Somebody must be doing something exactly right.

Vladeck: But who would be complaining?

Rogers: Somebody who’s privacy was violated. You can’t have your privacy violated if you don’t know your privacy is violated.

Vladeck: I disagree with that. If a tree falls in the forest, it makes a noise whether you’re there to see it or not.

Rogers: Well that’s a new interesting standard in the law. We’re going to have this conversation… but we’re going to have wine, because that’s going to get a lot more interesting…

What Rogers is really saying is that the government has the right to spy on everyone so long as it doesn’t get caught doing so.

How’s that different from arguing that it’s okay for a thief to takes $100 from your bank account as long as you don’t notice that the money is missing? Or that it’s okay to rape a woman while she’s passed out so long as she doesn’t realize what happened?

That’s beyond ridiculous.

Honolulu, HI

#1015445 Oct 31, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
... huffington post....
You seem to be ignoring the entire Clinton period when Saddam Hussien was telling Clinton to go f**k himself every day.
Bush fixed that problem, didn't he?
Mission accomplished.
lol! Fixed? You mean bushie boy didn't like being insulted?


con logic.... it's not!

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1015446 Oct 31, 2013
How many of you could keep your job if you repeatedly lied to your customers?

United States

#1015447 Oct 31, 2013
The Koch brothers are buying elections across this great country.
They have a bought and paid for gov in Wisconsin and Indiana. Two states at the bottom of job growth.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1015448 Oct 31, 2013
How many of you could keep your job if you continually lied to your employers?

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