Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1522443 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1025460 Nov 17, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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My apologies, Reagan was a SUPER REMF. Unless you served, you'd never understand. although I think the term today FOBBIT
After completing fourteen home-study Army Extension Courses, Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve[33] on April 29, 1937, as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa.[34] He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the cavalry on May 25, 1937.[35]
Reagan was ordered to active duty for the first time on April 18, 1942. Due to his nearsightedness, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas.[36] His first assignment was at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation at Fort Mason, California, as a liaison officer of the Port and Transportation Office.[37] Upon the approval of the Army Air Force (AAF), he applied for a transfer from the cavalry to the AAF on May 15, 1942, and was assigned to AAF Public Relations and subsequently to the First Motion Picture Unit (officially, the "18th Army Air Force Base Unit") in Culver City, California.[37] On January 14, 1943, he was promoted to first lieutenant and was sent to the Provisional Task Force Show Unit of This Is The Army at Burbank, California.[37] He returned to the First Motion Picture Unit after completing this duty and was promoted to captain on July 22, 1943.[34]
In January 1944, Reagan was ordered to temporary duty in New York City to participate in the opening of the Sixth War Loan Drive. He was re-assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit on November 14, 1944, where he remained until the end of World War II.[34] He was recommended for promotion to major on February 2, 1945, but this recommendation was disapproved on July 17 of that year.[38] While with the First Motion Picture Unit in 1945, he was indirectly involved in discovering actress Marilyn Monroe.[39] He returned to Fort MacArthur, California, where he was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.[38] By the end of the war, his units had produced some 400 training films for the AAF.[34]
Reagan never left the United States during the war, though he kept a film reel, obtained while in the service, depicting the liberation of Auschwitz, as he believed that someday doubts would arise as to whether the Holocaust had occurred.[40] It has been alleged that he was overheard telling Israeli foreign minister Yitzhak Shamir in 1983 that he had filmed that footage himself and helped liberate Auschwitz,[40][41] though this purported conversation was disputed by Secretary of State George Shultz.[42]
if you had really served in the military, you would know that you serve where you are told to serve, not where you want to serve...even if that is non-combat rather than combat...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1025461 Nov 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Prove it isn't happening! LOL, oh yes it is-did you miss the whole list of diagnoses and what a doctor is allowed to do issue.
You guys keep thinking if you hide your heads in the sand that the words in Obamacare don't say what they do.
Hop to it! Prove that Obamacare does NOT restrict treatments.
lol! Typical reich winger.

Believes his word is law unless others prove it's not true to his satisfaction.

And even then it's not good enough.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1025462 Nov 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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all BS...
guess you weren't of draft age back then
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1025463 Nov 17, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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They are soooo desperate for a stronghold it's laughable. Interesting how they manage to twist every truth to suit their failed agenda.
Desperate is the word.

Apparently, they feel the economy and jobs are just fine!!!

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1025464 Nov 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Ronald Reagan enlisted in the US Army in 1937....
reagan just like bush II was a REMF, NUFF SAID
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1025465 Nov 17, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Limited minds have limited resources.
This is why reich wingers keep going back to the same things!
LCNLin

United States

#1025466 Nov 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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most folks see the "establishment" and the "Tea Party" as polar opposites...
Jindall is much more establishment than Tea Party...
now, go back and tell your drinking buddies your phony war stories...
WACS had real war stories ...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1025467 Nov 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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other than the Grassley Amendment, which Obama has nullified by executive decree, name one single Republican suggestion or idea that was included in the Anti-American Communist Act (ACA)....
You are sooo lazy. When are you going to learn to use an online search tool?

FACT: This Bill Was A Bi-Partisan Bill Written By Both Republicans And Democrats

"Throughout the debate on health insurance reform, Republican concepts and proposals have been included in legislation. In fact, hundreds of Republican amendments were adopted during the committee mark-up process. As a result, both the Senate and the House passed key Republican proposals that are incorporated into the Presidentís Proposal."

Review a few of the Republican initiatives included in legislation passed by Congress:

Includes personal responsibility incentives: Allows health insurance premium to vary based on participation in proven employer wellness programs.

Advances medical liability reform through grants to States: Provides grants to States to jump-start and evaluate promising medical liability reform ideas to put patient safety first, prevent medical errors, and reduce liability premiums.

Extends dependent coverage to age 26: Gives young adults new options.

Allows automatic enrollment by employers in health insurance: Allows employee to opt-out.

Mechanisms to improve quality.

Community Mental Health Centers. The Presidentís Proposal ensures that individuals have access to comprehensive mental health services in the community setting, but strengthens standards for facilities that seek reimbursement as community mental health centers by ensuring these facilities are providing appropriate care and not taking advantage of Medicare patients or the taxpayers.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/health-care-meeting...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1025468 Nov 17, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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I agree with you no LBJ's Vietnam war, he should have been impeached. But I disagree with you in general about the draft. War or no war, everyone should serve some time in the military, be trained and learn what the price of freedom is. too many freeloaders forget what they've been given.
the US military could not possibly bear the expense and headache of training all Americans, including women...who would need to be included in equal numbers in any future draft...

just imagine a Chicago drug-dealing gangbanger in boot camp...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1025469 Nov 17, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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....... in the WAVES in World War II ;-)
Patrick served in the Pink Phaerie Brigade...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1025470 Nov 17, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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guess you weren't of draft age back then
none of your business...nor do the personal experience claims of any posters here carry any weight...including your unproven and unprovable claim to have served in the Marines...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1025471 Nov 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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if you had really served in the military, you would know that you serve where you are told to serve, not where you want to serve...even if that is non-combat rather than combat...
Really, lets ask Jimmy Stewart about that...he eventually got to serve as a B-29 bomber pilot only after his persistant doggedness

there were plenty of famous celebrities who actually served in combat only after insisting

heck all of President Roosevelt sons saw combat, I'm sure they could have gotten out

lets us Prince William as an example.....

SORRY MY I HAVE THE UTMOST CONTEMPT FOR PEOPLE WHO EITHER NEVER SERVED OR WERE REMF WHO ARE SO HAWKISH AFTERWARDS.

and BTW, I'm unbaised non partisan when it comes to that.. I have just as much contempt for LBJ as I do for Reagan and Bush II. I have the utmost respect for President George H.W. Bush and voted for him both times.

Please don't be condescending about Bush II service record in the TANG
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1025472 Nov 17, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You are sooo lazy. When are you going to learn to use an online search tool?
FACT: This Bill Was A Bi-Partisan Bill Written By Both Republicans And Democrats
"Throughout the debate on health insurance reform, Republican concepts and proposals have been included in legislation. In fact, hundreds of Republican amendments were adopted during the committee mark-up process. As a result, both the Senate and the House passed key Republican proposals that are incorporated into the Presidentís Proposal."
Review a few of the Republican initiatives included in legislation passed by Congress:
Includes personal responsibility incentives: Allows health insurance premium to vary based on participation in proven employer wellness programs.
Advances medical liability reform through grants to States: Provides grants to States to jump-start and evaluate promising medical liability reform ideas to put patient safety first, prevent medical errors, and reduce liability premiums.
Extends dependent coverage to age 26: Gives young adults new options.
Allows automatic enrollment by employers in health insurance: Allows employee to opt-out.
Mechanisms to improve quality.
Community Mental Health Centers. The Presidentís Proposal ensures that individuals have access to comprehensive mental health services in the community setting, but strengthens standards for facilities that seek reimbursement as community mental health centers by ensuring these facilities are providing appropriate care and not taking advantage of Medicare patients or the taxpayers.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/health-care-meeting...
try an unbiased source....

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1025473 Nov 17, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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I agree with you no LBJ's Vietnam war, he should have been impeached. But I disagree with you in general about the draft. War or no war, everyone should serve some time in the military, be trained and learn what the price of freedom is. too many freeloaders forget what they've been given.
Really? You want America to follow the examples of Israel, South Korea and Russia? No thank you!!

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1025474 Nov 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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the US military could not possibly bear the expense and headache of training all Americans, including women...who would need to be included in equal numbers in any future draft...
just imagine a Chicago drug-dealing gangbanger in boot camp...
....

no everyone is drafted in a draft, and there are other forms of national service that could use bodies.

BTW I only thought bush sold drugs in texas...didn't realize he had connections in Chitown

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1025475 Nov 17, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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Wesley Clark, Democratic Presidential Candidate - 38-year career of public service in the Army, culminating as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO
Nice work.

You proved there are democrats who love this country and were (and are) willing to serve their country in the military. Congratulations.

Did your list refute any claims I made or support any claims you made? No.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1025476 Nov 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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restricting availability is the same as restricting treatment....
No it's not. All your ducking and dodging won't change the truth...the ACA does not restrict treatment.
LCNLin

United States

#1025477 Nov 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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most folks see the "establishment" and the "Tea Party" as polar opposites...
Jindall is much more establishment than Tea Party...
now, go back and tell your drinking buddies your phony war stories...
The WAAC's organization was designed by numerous Army bureaus coordinated by Lt. Col. Gilman C. Mudgett, the first WAAC Pre-Planner; however, nearly all of his plans were discarded or greatly modified before going into operation because he expected a corps of only 11,000 women.

The WAAC was modeled after comparable British units, especially the ATS, which caught the attention of Chief of Staff George C. Marshall.

In 1942, the first contingent of 800 members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School, Iowa. The women were fitted for uniforms, interviewed, assigned to companies and barracks and inoculated against disease during the first day.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1025478 Nov 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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if you had really served in the military, you would know that you serve where you are told to serve, not where you want to serve...even if that is non-combat rather than combat...
actually I volunteered for service in many areas where I wasm't assigned. I could have stayed state side on 3 occassions but was a complete idiot (according to my Mom) actually she had a lot stronger words

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1025479 Nov 17, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Women's Army Auxion 15 May 1942 - Public Law 554
G^lt was "head nurse"
You prove yet again to be nothing more than an immature name-caller, the Topix world's equivalent to a mosquito.

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