Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432266 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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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1019916 Nov 7, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Pass it so we can see what's in it...
now we see...
"David Cutler, one of the top health-care economists in the U.S., wrote a memo to Larry Summers in 2010 warning him that the team in charge of implementing Obamacare was not up to the job...."
and this...
"The memo is eerily prophetic: The key people were analysts with no experience in project management, technology, startups or the insurance business; responsibility was too diffused; the staff didn’t understand either the magnitude or the urgency of what they had taken on; and neither the Department of Health and Human Services nor the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to which most of the job had been delegated, had the personnel or technical experience to manage it well..."
Usually when in medical terms you "pass it to see what's in it" means a stole sample. I think that's what we got.

Honolulu, HI

#1019917 Nov 7, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Solving problems based on the target percentage problem is a Conservative idea!!!
A Conservative world had made law to help that 5 percent leaving the other 95% alone!
Democrats will force the 95% while giving waivers to the other 5%, as Obama had already done.
lol! Solving problems the reich wing way....

... do as I want or I'll hold America and Americans hostages!!!

I love this comedy channel!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1019918 Nov 7, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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What Clinton did was much worse. Exploiting his power over a vulnerable young woman in the Oval Office on our time and our dime.
Fortunately, Clinton redeemed himself in an interview after his presidency admitting he lied "just because he could" and lying just because you can is the most reprehensible thing anyone can do.
That was good enough for me.
It was Bill Clinton who announced the "era of big government is over" in a State of the Union Address.
Wonder what he's thinking now.
Oh please. Monica threw herself at Clinton & you know it.

Are you saying women are too stupid to make their own decisions?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1019919 Nov 7, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>if you listen to the femi-nazies--Clinton was a poor poor victim of a 20 year old girl. Poor Clinton--he just didn't know what he was doing. Liberals always give the same excuse. Well duh me not knowing whats I beez doin'.
Two adults deciding to have some fun.

Why do you care?

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1019920 Nov 7, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
You still blaming Bush?
For how long are you guys going to blame Bush for Obama's incompetence?
Obama being five years in office and you still blaming Bush?
You guys still blame Bush vacates there is absolutely nothing good Obama had done at all for this country, nothing good at all!
The only good thing he had done is to use Bush's intelligence apparatus to find Osama Bin Laden and kill him and then hiding his body so be evidence of Obama's birth certificate or college transcripts is seen, other than a photoshop proven fake certificate which stamp does not match the correct one from Hawaii!
In the mean time, now more countries hate America than when under the real excellent leadership of Bush! Thanks to your teleprompter incompetent Kenyan student most country hate us!
So what happened to the love we are going to have from other countries?
See? Everything a Democrat open their mouth is either to lie, to deceive or to show their incompetence!
Did you know that Clinton and Al Gore became millionaire during Bush economy?
Today the economy is a disaster but you are too blind to count the unemployment numbers!
Thanks God for the few Republican Governors creating job and finally improving their states!
Did you know that the Conservative Governor of Wisconsin now had a $100 million surplus?
I bet you are too stupid to know why!
It's $700 million plus surplus Bozo and you're too stupid to understand how that came to be.

Doesn't matter, within 2 years that much and more will have been pizzed away.

Fishers, IN

#1019921 Nov 7, 2013
Disastrous Obamacare Rollout Leaves Opinions on Law Weirdly Unchanged

It went as bad as conservatives could have wished, but the public's opinion on the law is just where it was before.

Disastrous rollout offset by tea party ignorance.

folks are pretty much fed up with you guys. your indifference to the fact that you're always telling lies is wearing thin.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1019922 Nov 7, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>More of the Bush legacy but things are slowly getting better. It will be a few more years until we are out of the woods.
Yep! In three years when we get rid of the Clown.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1019923 Nov 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Christie is no Tea Party whacko. He is not a far right whiner.
He hung out with Obama.
He called Tea Party hero Rand Paul a dick.
Quit claiming Christie is a victory for theTea Party.
Quit the opposite. Christie shows that people want people who will do what is best for their state & NOT their political Party.
A laugh at you freaking idiots claiming otherwise.
It a joke, just like the Tea Party is a joke.
I don't think Christie is the conservative that he claimed he was either-just saying, that is what he ran as. The first time I saw him speak, I disliked him so much I got up and walked out-he should have been a fat comedian--cause people were sucked in by vulgar humor. Christie's state of NJ instilled a union backed minimum wage increase for every year. His state will be down the tubes worse than it is. Between him and Booker-there won't be a small business left--and the unions will be crying also. The state of NJ is done-there will never be any growth.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1019924 Nov 7, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>The IRS Is Accessing Your Health Records. You Trust Them?
Comment Now Follow Comments
So how do you feel about turning over access to sensitive healthcare information to the Internal Revenue Service?
In the wake of running disclosures of the agency’s nefarious snooping and political targeting, its new role as chief health insurance enforcer should give us heartburn.
Under Obamacare, responsibility for verifying eligibility for the healthcare program, and monitoring whether you carry “qualifying” health coverage (and are exempt from the law’s penalties) falls principally to the IRS.
The IRS was given expansive, new powers to execute these goals. That includes more authority to share your personal information — not only about your income, but also your healthcare.
And the agency’s reach only grows: Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told Congress last year that the agency would need another $13.1 billion to implement Obamacare in 2014, on top of the billion it has already spent.
Officials at the U.S. Treasury, the parent of the IRS, have estimated that the IRS now has about 700 full-time staffers working on Obamacare implementation.
Estimates say that eventually, the IRS will need a minimum of 5,000 and perhaps as many of 16,000 additional employees to carry out the new law’s many mandates.
The IRS is under fire this week, after its Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner admitted on Friday that the agency targeted conservatives for special tax-exempt scrutiny during the 2012 election season. IRS targeted tea party types and groups that specifically opposed the Obama Administration.
This abuse should give everyone pause heading into the fall, when the IRS assumes the lead roll in monitoring what kind of health insurance we carry, whether we are eligible for Obamacare, or subject to the legislation’s myriad list of financial penalties.
IRS "scandal" . Debunked a gazillion times.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1019925 Nov 7, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Mr. Moneybags "I seen it" strikes again. The "It means more if you know the state like me" means nothing...Do you mean know the state as I do or know the state as you know me.(Wonder how many of the Phaggy Fennies will declare that I and me mean the same thing?)
Shut the fcuk up Melvin. Nobody gives a crap what you think.

Honolulu, HI

#1019926 Nov 7, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Because it is all about CONTROL!!!
And control is power!
All Democrats want is control people because they "know best" what is best for you!
But since all Democrats in here are incompetent brainless idiots, they do need control!
But leave the Conservatives alone, we know how to live our lives!! We have all we need, the Bible, food and God!!!
lol! So leave for a 'better' country son! Quit trying to change other people to YOUR way!

Again, the sooner the better!

Honolulu, HI

#1019927 Nov 7, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
See why Obama wants our guns?
lol! Only reich wingers are that stupid to think that!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1019928 Nov 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh please. Monica threw herself at Clinton & you know it.
Are you saying women are too stupid to make their own decisions?
ROTFLMAO--are you saying the leader of the free world was so easy that anyone could have their way with him? The most powerful man in the world...couldn't stop a 20 year old from screwing him.

OMG OMG what a piss poor man Bill Clinton was. Wasn't Clinton married to some dyke doormat? I think liberals should blame her--makes more sense, doesn't it?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1019929 Nov 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Two adults deciding to have some fun.
Why do you care?
The most powerful man in the world couldn't keep his penis under control--several times. In the process Clinton, not only soiled himself and the blue dress, but the he soiled the Constitution, the public trust and the Presidency itself. He is a loser, just like his wife aka the Doormat.

Fishers, IN

#1019930 Nov 7, 2013
How High Black Turnout Gave Terry McAuliffe His Win in Virginia

African American voters turned out in huge numbers for the Virginia gubernatorial election, giving Terry McAuliffe a win and proving the "Obama model" can work without Obama.

One of the big questions of the next few years of politics is whether Democrats can replicate the “Obama model” of minority turnout without the presence of Obama on the ballot. If the Virginia gubernatorial election was a test case, then the early answer is a clear “yes.”

After all, the winner in last night’s election—Democratic fundraiser Terry McAuliffe—is a sleazy, corrupt influence peddler who pushed the boundaries on fundraising and enriched himself in the process. He’s the walking embodiment of Washington’s loose relationship with ethics, and an avatar for everything unseemly about the Clinton administration. There’s no reason he should have been a viable candidate for governor in Virginia. But, in a race against the state’s unpopular attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, McAuliffe had a shot. And he won by a narrow margin of two-and-a-half percentage points, 47.7% to 45.2%. It was a dramatic shift from pre-election polling, which had McAuliffe up by seven points for most of the last week.

The explanation for that decline is straightforward. Overall, the electorate is broadly similar to where it was in 2009, when Virginians gave Republican Bob McDonnell a landslide victory of Democrat Creigh Deeds. It has the same proportion of older people to young people (nearly two-thirds of voters were over 45), and the same proportion of women of men. Likewise, the ideological profile of voters is close to where it was in 2009. Then, the electorate was 18 percent liberal, 42 percent moderate, and 40 percent conservative. This year, it was 20 percent of the electorate called itself liberal, 44 percent moderate and 36 percent conservative.

What’s more, Cuccinelli maintained the GOP’s traditional advantage with white and married women, winning the former by sixteen point spread of 54 percent to 38 percent, and the latter by a solid margin of 51 percent to 42 percent. This was a real change from the polls, which had the former Democratic Party leader with a huge lead among all women. McAuliffe’s actual advantage was with unmarried women, who he won 67 percent to Cuccinelli’s 25 percent.

Where the change from 2009 was most significant was among black voters. Then, African Americans were 16 percent were of the electorate, a significant drop from the 2008 election. This year, blacks were 20 percent of all voters, which means their turnout was exactly where it was in 2012. Put another way, for the second year in a row, African Americans turned out at a rate above their percentage of the population, and supported the Democrat by a 9-to–1 margin.

This is huge. For McAuliffe, what it meant is that—for almost every black voter who went to the polls—he could count on a vote, giving him crucial support in a tight race. To wit, more than 37 percent of his vote total came from African Americans. It’s not hard to see what the race would have looked like with 2009 numbers; a four percent drop in black turnout would have slashed roughly 80,000 votes from McAuliffe’s total, turning Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss into a slim victory.

another vote suppression fail.

you conservatives pretty much suck at everything anymore.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1019932 Nov 7, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Who the hell living in America these days-would want to bust ass -just to support more ILLEGAL(s) and the illicit activities of?
(Honest, ethical, wage earners that struggle daily to at least TRY provide for themselves excluded of course).
What a sick country this nation has turned into over the past five years.
Sick,sick, sick.
You got that right. I've got a solution. Stop paying all welfare. That will fix the "unemployment" problem and the illegal alien problem at the same time.
Work or starve.

Bethlehem, PA

#1019933 Nov 7, 2013
Here's something sure to drive rightwingers even further off the deep end -

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP)— Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.

The FDA plans to announce later Thursday that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths.

Hamburg said that while the amount of trans fats in the country's diet has declined dramatically in the last decade, they "remain an area of significant public health concern." The trans fats have long been criticized by nutritionists, and New York and other local governments have banned them.

The agency isn't yet setting a timeline for the phase-out, but will collect comments for two months before officials determine how long it will take. Different foods may have different timelines, depending how easy it is to substitute.

"We want to do it in a way that doesn't unduly disrupt markets," says Michael Taylor, FDA's deputy commissioner for foods. Still, he says, "industry has demonstrated that it is by and large feasible to do."

Fishers, IN

#1019934 Nov 7, 2013
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

When Chris Christie said, "I sought a second term to finish the job, now watch me do it," it would've been more comforting if he wasn't unloading boxes of dynamite at the time.

In the 24 hours after the polls closed Tuesday, I received 2,397 emails from various campaigns informing me that our work isn’t finished, by which they apparently meant the work involving me giving them money.

Tuesday's Democratic winners will be careful to enact policies that don't overreach. Tuesday's Republican winners will be careful to enact policies that do nothing but overreach.

Rand Paul is a serial plagiarizer who should be, at minimum, publicly reprimanded in the Senate.

Protein is very important for a healthy body, which is why I eat five servings of hair and fingernails every day.

If the goal of the Republican party's 2013 "re-branding" campaign is to insult blacks, Latinos, seniors, LGBT'ers and women even more, then it's working.

The happiest people in the wake of Portland Maine voters' approval of recreational pot were pizza joints and 24-hour convenience stores.

I'm working on my 2014 resolutions. So far I have "Take world hostage with moon laser" listed right after "Build moon laser." I've rented a workbench for the job up at the Gingrich colony.

I love that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker seems to be laying the groundwork for a shot at the presidency. It's like watching a three-year-old run around the house in Daddy's wingtips.

The only possible explanation I can come up with for why the sun is setting an hour earlier today than it did a week ago is sorcery.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1019936 Nov 7, 2013
Three more years! Obama has almost 40 per cent of his term(s) left!
Let that sink in. Everyone around you will have to listen to you whine for over 1,000 days. All you right wing morons can do yourselves a favor and go get a life.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1019937 Nov 7, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Usually when in medical terms you "pass it to see what's in it" means a stole sample. I think that's what we got.
A "stole" sample??? Aw, flack, you must be the brightest feller in all of Virginia...or should that read feeler?

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