Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1481957 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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“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019045 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Big talk from a subsidized whackjob who can't list a single bill the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created the recession that brought those deficits. Yes Record earmarks in 2005. Brought to you by the "OMG OMG OMG the debt the debt" Republicans.
Unfunded tax cuts, unfunded expansion to Medicare, Unfunded wars.
Deregulation of the financial system by Phil Grahm, Republican.
But hey, it was a bill passed in the 70s that caused it all, did ya know.
Who was voting yes yes yes on all that crap - yep Tea Party heroes Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Jim Demint, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, etc
You are dumber than shit. Get off this thread & find a job thatI don't have to subsidized you worthless POS.
More, colander head:

Mr. Bush and Republicans in Congress capitulated to and even promoted each and every government bailout and populist redistribution canard put before them. It's a long list, starting with the 2003 trillion-dollar Medicare prescription drug benefit and culminating with the actions taken to stem the 2008 financial meltdown—the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, the bailout of insurance giant AIG and government-sponsored lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the ill-advised 2008 $600-per-person tax rebate, the stimulus add-ons to 2007's housing and farm bills, etc. The script had it that greedy right-wingers were the cause of our collapse, and deficit spending and easy money the answer.

The numbers are mind boggling. From the second quarter of 2007, i.e., the first full quarter of a Pelosi-Reid dominated Congress and a politically weakened President Bush, to the second quarter of 2009 when President Obama assumed office, government spending skyrocketed to 27.3% of GDP from 21.4%. It was the largest peacetime expansion of government spending in U.S. history."

A spending binge, payback for what scumbags dems saw as republicans stinginess.

you own it, boyson.
"

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1019046 Nov 5, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey LIAR!
Insurance companies send out millions of cancellation letters each year!
FOR ANY REASON!
Every year!
Sure they do. Canceling millions of policies is great business. Must be why their profits are so high.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019047 Nov 5, 2013
Read it and weep Davey boy:

"After taking office in 2009, with spending and debt already at record high levels and the deficit headed to $1 trillion, President Obama proceeded to pass his own $830 billion stimulus, auto bailouts, mortgage relief plans, the Dodd-Frank financial reforms and the $1.7 trillion ObamaCare entitlement (which isn't even accounted for in the chart). While spending did come down in 2010, it wasn't the result of spending cuts but rather because TARP loans began to be repaid, and that cash was counted against spending"

where's them jobs, Doorknob?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1019048 Nov 5, 2013
Obama’s 39% Gallup Rating Lowest Amid Health Care Fallout

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-05/obam...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019049 Nov 5, 2013
"In 2011 and 2012, the pace of spending was slowed when a new emboldened breed of Republicans took back the House promising to end the binge. The House Budget Committee, headed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, has identified about $150 billion of new spending Mr. Obama wanted in 2011 and 2012 that Republicans would not approve. As the chart shows, government spending as a share of GDP fell, and taxes were not raised. But to attribute this drop in government spending to the president or congressional Democrats would be dishonest."

Of course the 3 traitorous dirtbags, aka Oblama, Reid , Pelosi, have used every low down procedural maneuver known to continue the obscene spending without congressional oversite, in direct contradiction of the law.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019050 Nov 5, 2013
"Keynesians, of course, are advising more deficit spending and easy money. But the most amazing feature of the nearby chart, which is rarely ever noted, is that when spending declined sharply the economy boomed under President Clinton, and when spending soared under Presidents Bush and Obama, the economy tanked."
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1019051 Nov 5, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
Obama's Rating Falls as Poll Reflects Volatility - The New York Times
www.nytimes.com/.../obama-approval-rating-dow... ;
Mar 12, 2012 - Despite improving job growth and an extended Republican primary, President Obama's approval rating dropped substantially in recent weeks,...
America wakes up..........
Our hearts go out to Obammy, poor wee disillusioned thing.

We are assured by the headline writers that the president was “unaware” of Obamacare’s website defects,
and the NSA spying,
and the IRS targeting of his political enemies,
and the Justice Department bugging the Associated Press,
and pretty much anything else you ask him about.

But, as he put it,“nobody’s madder than me” at this shadowy rogue entity called the “Government of the United States” that’s running around pulling all this stuff.

And, once Obama finds out who’s running this Government of the United States rogue entity, he’s gonna come down as hard on him as he did on that videomaker in California; he’s gonna send round the National Park Service SWAT team to teach that punk a lesson he won’t forget.

CNN might still seem inclined to swallow the line that the president of the United States is not aware that he is president of the United States:

For the media, just a spoonful of bovine manure makes the Obamacare medicine go down.

It remains to be seen whether the American citizenry will be so genially indulgent.

Hitherto, most of what the president claims to be unaware of, they are genuinely unaware of:

Few people have plans to vacation in Benghazi,

or shoot the breeze with Angela Merkel on her cell phone.

But
Obamacare is different: Whether or not the president is unaware of it, the more than 2 million Americans (and growing) kicked off their current health-care plans are most certainly aware of it.

Let's look at the disaster up close and personal (LOL):

On Day One, the Obot junkies were eager for their fix: As the administration crowed, the site received 4.7 million unique visits.

By the following morning, the HHS “war room” was informed that “six enrollments have occurred so far.”

That’s six as in half a dozen, as in fewer people than in just one vehicle of Obama’s 40-car motorcade.

Kathleen Sebelius had successfully enrolled one American for every assistant secretary of health and human services.

Oh, no, wait: She has seven assistant secretaries, so there was one free, waiting for that seventh enrollee.

One in every 783,333 visitors managed to close the deal: Dr. Obama could make house calls to every one and still have time for a round of golf.

In order to meet its target of 7 million enrollees by March 1, Obamacare needs to enroll approximately 46,358 Americans per day. So on its opening day it fell 46,352 short.

Were it to maintain that enrollment rate, Obamacare would reach its target of 7 million enrollees IN THE YEAR 5209.

LOL--That’s longer than waiting for a hip replacement on the Scottish NHS.

At the same time as dozens of Obamacare enrollees were being signed up, millions of other Americans were having their health insurance canceled.

The president lied to and lied--24 times just on camera. Not just once in a casual aside, but on dozens of occasions, and very bluntly:“If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan. Period.”

But the entire premise of Obamacare was that, in order to cover (some of) the uninsured and (in many cases) uninsurable, other Americans were going to have to pay significantly more.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019052 Nov 5, 2013
Laffer and Moore: Obama's Real Spending Record
There's no way around the facts. Under Presidents Bush and Obama, government exploded as a share of the economy.



By ARTHUR B. LAFFER AND STEPHEN MOOREArthur B. Laffer
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1019053 Nov 5, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's unemployment numbers...
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000
below where Bush left us.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1019054 Nov 5, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's unemployment numbers...
2010 months 1-12
9.8 / 9.8 / 9.9 / 9.9 / 9.6 / 9.4 / 9.5 / 9.5 / 9.5 / 9.5 / 9.8 / 9.3
2011
9.1 / 9.0 / 8.9 / 9.0 / 9.0 / 9.1 / 9.0 / 9.0 /9.0 / 8.9 / 8.6 / 8.5
2012
8.3 /8.3 / 8.2 /8.1 / 8.2 /8.2 / 8.2 / 8.1 / 7.8 / 7.9 / 7.8 / 7.8
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000
you forgot to go back to 2009. and you forgot 2013.

cherry pick much?
OBAMA the GENIUS

Fayetteville, NC

#1019055 Nov 5, 2013
Republicans:

DISGUSTING. SHAMEFUL. GAWD AWFUL.

They cut food for poor kids!

They deny med insurance for families!

They cost the economy billions with a fake phony shutdown!

ALL IN THE LAST MONTH.

REPUBLICANS: they picked Mitt?

We threw that screwballlll back.

Republicans: JUST AWFUL CONDUCT!

These slobs need to go....forever!

Republicans going to hell. LOL!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1019056 Nov 5, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Obama’s 39% Gallup Rating Lowest Amid Health Care Fallout
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-05/obam...
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
OBAMA the GENIUS

Fayetteville, NC

#1019057 Nov 5, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure they do. Canceling millions of policies is great business. Must be why their profits are so high.
Hows your beavahhhhhhh ray?

Did you get the ointment?

You fffccckkkking ddddoouuccchhheeeee!

Go open the mail.

According to carol 120 million Republicans will drop dead from a letter!

Maybe it's your lucky day!

All everyone has is hope!

Republicans: open your letters!

Do the country a favor.

Everyone hates Republicans!

Just ask a winner!

Democrats Rule!

Cry some more idiots! Fccckkkk you allllll.
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1019058 Nov 5, 2013
Obamacare was always intended to be the Great Disruptor:

Avik Roy reports that, by 2010, administration officials knew that 93 million Americans would lose their current plans under Obamacare.

Small businesses are cutting back on full-time workers;

medium businesses are dumping employees’ spouses and children from their plans;

and the largest businesses are eating nine-figure bottom-line increases.

Delta Airlines claims that it will spend an extra $100 million on health-care expenses next year:

Even with cutbacks on complimentary mini-pretzels, a tenth of a billion is a big sum to recover.

Meanwhile, the Obamacare plans won’t recognize your preferred doctor, and major hospitals won’t recognize the Obamacare plans.

ObammyCare makes his Cash for Clunkers fiasco look successful.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1019059 Nov 5, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
"In 2011 and 2012, the pace of spending was slowed when a new emboldened breed of Republicans took back the House promising to end the binge. The House Budget Committee, headed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, has identified about $150 billion of new spending Mr. Obama wanted in 2011 and 2012 that Republicans would not approve. As the chart shows, government spending as a share of GDP fell, and taxes were not raised. But to attribute this drop in government spending to the president or congressional Democrats would be dishonest."
Of course the 3 traitorous dirtbags, aka Oblama, Reid , Pelosi, have used every low down procedural maneuver known to continue the obscene spending without congressional oversite, in direct contradiction of the law.
Paul Ryan? The same Paul Ryan who voted yes yes yes yes on polices that created the recession?? That Paul Ryan??

The growing economy made the spending as a percentage of the GDP fall. If those stimulus programs the Republicans blocked were passed, who knows how much more the economy would have grown.

You people are dumber than sh*t

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1019060 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Paul Ryan? The same Paul Ryan who voted yes yes yes yes on polices that created the recession?? That Paul Ryan??
The growing economy made the spending as a percentage of the GDP fall. If those stimulus programs the Republicans blocked were passed, who knows how much more the economy would have grown.
You people are dumber than sh*t
...and for lying, boy, you should go to your room without supper tonight.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1019061 Nov 5, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
Republicans:
DISGUSTING. SHAMEFUL. GAWD AWFUL.
They cut food for poor kids!
They deny med insurance for families!
They cost the economy billions with a fake phony shutdown!
ALL IN THE LAST MONTH.
REPUBLICANS: they picked Mitt?
We threw that screwballlll back.
Republicans: JUST AWFUL CONDUCT!
These slobs need to go....forever!
Republicans going to hell. LOL!
And here I thought America had an aging population. Where do all of you little kids come from? The Mexican Border? The Magic Negro's fatherless Welfare crowd? Genetic problems in the hood?
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1019062 Nov 5, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
Republicans:
DISGUSTING. SHAMEFUL. GAWD AWFUL.
They cut food for poor kids!
They deny med insurance for families!
They cost the economy billions with a fake phony shutdown!
ALL IN THE LAST MONTH.
REPUBLICANS: they picked Mitt?
We threw that screwballlll back.
Republicans: JUST AWFUL CONDUCT!
These slobs need to go....forever!
Republicans going to hell. LOL!
LOL, Odumbo the penius rides again!!

I had a PHD friend look at your posts here, and he sincerely asked me (with grave concern in his voice)if you were "legitimately mentally-challenged".

Of course I told him the truth......:-)

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019063 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Paul Ryan? The same Paul Ryan who voted yes yes yes yes on polices that created the recession?? That Paul Ryan??
The growing economy made the spending as a percentage of the GDP fall. If those stimulus programs the Republicans blocked were passed, who knows how much more the economy would have grown.
You people are dumber than sh*t
Hopeless buffoon.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1019064 Nov 5, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
Read it and weep Davey boy:
"After taking office in 2009, with spending and debt already at record high levels and the deficit headed to $1 trillion, President Obama proceeded to pass his own $830 billion stimulus, auto bailouts, mortgage relief plans, the Dodd-Frank financial reforms and the $1.7 trillion ObamaCare entitlement (which isn't even accounted for in the chart). While spending did come down in 2010, it wasn't the result of spending cuts but rather because TARP loans began to be repaid, and that cash was counted against spending"
where's them jobs, Doorknob?
Bailouts - passed under the Bush administration at his request you f*cking idiot.

Both Republicans & Democrats wanted to pass stimulus bills.

All you right whiners do is blame Democrats for the effects of the George W Bush recession. My God, you even blame the bail outs on Democrats.

You people are dumber than sh*t.

How f*cking dumb are you??

You posted above : " While spending did come down in 2010, it wasn't the result of spending cuts"

right after telling us in another post that Ryan cutting spending did it.

My God, you can't even keep your lies straight.

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