Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457546 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027264 Nov 20, 2013
Ethics on parade....

$2.9 Billion...what if this money was not recovered?

"In FY 2012, the 50 Units collectively reported
1,337 convictions and 823 civil settlements or judgments. That year, the Units reported
recoveries of approximately $2.9 billion..."

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-07-12-0051...
WOW

New York, NY

#1027265 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So... what wmd threat did he thwart son?
Boy talk about obaaaaaama forget BUSh you only make him seem great because you always speak about Bush he must have really touched you deeply like Farrahkhan once said he must be wickedly GREAT lolololololo
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027266 Nov 20, 2013
Progressives, Large Government, and if one hand could talk to the other...

"Failure to report provider convictions to OIG for the purpose of program exclusion resulted in a
loss of more than $20,000 to the Medicaid program "

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-07-12-0051...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1027267 Nov 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Extinguished__very funny. Were you going for multiple responses by posting nonsense back and forth with yourself.
Vanguard Studios pretty much says it all babe, your painting was worth squat minus when you paid $30 for it.
Are you still posting with Crazy Ron at 1 AM?
You two are a match made in topix heaven.
Already said it probably had no value. Just liked the painting. It's huge and the artist had a very interesting style of painting.

Pretty sure the frame alone is worth more than $30. Did I mention it was huge?

But don't be jealous of Crazy Ron whoever that is. I post more responses to you. Even though it's why you don't like me.
WOW

New York, NY

#1027268 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>??????????
I guess you're trying to prove you're a 'regular, normal, typical' reich winger.
Congratulations son. You're doing a damn fine job!
BOY I live in a FREE COUNTRY WHICH GIVES ME THE RIGHT TO VOTE OR SUPPORT THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN im not a FOOL who ONLY supports ONE PARTY LIKE A SUCKER and hide behind RACISM AND BIGOTRY AS YOUR PARTY HISTORY THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS NOT THE BLACK PARTY its just a political party clowns like you will not go very far and will not help BLACK PEOPLE WITH YOUR MENTALITY you are one that would lead BLACK PEOPLE TO THE GAS CHAMBERS Homosexual causes mean more to You than BLACK CHILDREN so you go BOI you and your kind dont own BLACKNESS

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1027269 Nov 20, 2013
Homer wrote:
Ok, show of hands, who thinks the Gettysburg Address is one of the greatest if not The greatest speech ever written?
sure again makes me wonder why O'bama didn't read it.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027270 Nov 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Extinguished__very funny. Were you going for multiple responses by posting nonsense back and forth with yourself.
Vanguard Studios pretty much says it all babe, your painting was worth squat minus when you paid $30 for it.
Are you still posting with Crazy Ron at 1 AM?
You two are a match made in topix heaven.
art...

"Contrary to popular belief, Van Gogh did sell one painting during his lifetime. It was exhibited in Brussels in 1890 and sold for 400 francs (equal to about $1,000-1,050 today) to Anna Boch, an impressionist painter and friend of Van Gogh’s. The painting, Red Vineyard at Arles,now hangs in the Pushkin Museum"

http://lidogallery.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/t...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1027271 Nov 20, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
CNN Ignores Obama's Tanking Poll Numbers.
When Bush popularity hit historic lows in 2006, CNN led with the story for several hours.
Today, CNN is 'analyzing the significance' of Obama and Clinton visiting the JFK grave site.
. I heard they were going block by block and how many times O'bama slobbered...anything to not report that he is lower than GW Bush.
WOW

New York, NY

#1027272 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>??????????
I guess you're trying to prove you're a 'regular, normal, typical' reich winger.
Congratulations son. You're doing a damn fine job!
This BOY lives on the PLANTATION and gets mad with free people he sees going about their Freedom Way like Biden said they gon put you back in chains mmmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm I know him and the good ole boys had a Laugh with that one since they were the ones that had US in chains scaring old BLACK WOMEN THAT AINT NEVER BEEN IN CHAINS and he said the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT WOULD PUT BLACK PEOPLE IN CHAINS hahahahahahahahahahalololololo lolololol what a BIGOT BIDEN

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1027273 Nov 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Difference between GW Bush and BH Obama on Leno:
Bush talked about the Bush Foundation providing relief in Africa for women with ovarian and breast cancer extending his AIDS relief as president.
Obama talked about bowling like a special Olympics child.
I saw several programs last night on the Liberal Network that reenforced my disgust with the jerks behind the cameras.

For example, PBS had a piece on Gettysburg and, at the end of it, they squeezed in a short clip of the Magic Negro speaking the last sentence of the Gettysburg Address.

It was like Hitler had muscled his way in to speak at Mother Teresa's funeral. It was a shock to the senses. I found myself muttering aloud "You SOB's!!"

Two other programs did something similar, too.

Those bas turds just never stop trying to fix a broken image, making candy out of dogsh*t.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1027274 Nov 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Saw it too. Sure wish we had someone as humble and sincere, who has convictions and puts the country first over his ego again.
Everyone who saw him on Leno saw a side of him only those who met him in private or in intimate settings knew about him when he was president. He just wasn't comfortable as a public speaker, unfortunately.
Even liberals who met him privately or in small groups described him as convincing, articulate, intelligent, warm and very likable.
We saw that side of George Bush on Leno last night. God bless 'em.
Matt Lauer said GW Bush was a class act-he didn't speak bad about any president. Too bad they will never call O'bama a class act--or Clinton as far as that goes.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027275 Nov 20, 2013
This is how Progressives Roll!!!!!

Nov 20
"Oregon healthcare exchange website never worked, has no subscribers"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-...

then we have this:

Oct 17...

"Oregon cuts tally of people lacking health insurance by 10 percent in two weeks"

http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/20...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027276 Nov 20, 2013
HEALTH CARE
Second wave of health plan cancellations loomsPublished November 20, 2013FoxNews.com Facebook370 Twitter146 LinkedIn1

A new and independent analysis of ObamaCare warns of a ticking time bomb, predicting a second wave of 50 million to 100 million insurance policy cancellations next fall -- right before the mid-term elections.

The next round of cancellations and premium hikes is expected to hit employees, particularly of small businesses. While the administration has tried to downplay the cancellation notices hitting policyholders on the individual market by noting they represent a relatively small fraction of the population, the swath of people who will be affected by the shake-up in employer-sponsored coverage will be much broader.

An analysis by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, shows the administration anticipates half to two-thirds of small businesses would have policies canceled or be compelled to send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. They predict up to 100 million small and large business policies could be cancelled next year.

"The impact I'm mostly worried about is on small young, entrepreneurial firms that will suddenly face much higher health insurance premiums if they want to offer health insurance to their employees," said AEI resident scholar Stan Veuger. "I think for a lot of other businesses ... they can just send their employees to the exchanges or offer them a fixed subsidy every month to buy health insurance themselves."

Under the health care law, businesses with fewer than 50 workers do not have to provide health coverage. But if they do, the policies will still have to meet the benefit standards set by ObamaCare.

As reported by AEI's Scott Gottlieb, some businesses got around this by renewing their policies before the end of 2013. But the relief is temporary, and they are expected to have to offer in-compliance plans for 2015. According to Gottlieb, that means beginning in October 2014 the cancellation notices will start to go out.

Then, businesses will have to either find a new plan -- which could be considerably more expensive -- or send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges.

For workers, their experience could mirror that of the 5 million or so on the individual market who already received cancellation notices because their plans did not meet new standards under the Affordable Care Act.

President Obama announced last week that insurance companies could offer out-of-compliance plans for another year. But that only means the cancellation notices will resume late next year.

The business community has already been hit with another side effect from ObamaCare. Because the law will require businesses with more than 50 full-time workers to offer health coverage, there are reports that companies are shifting employees to part-time status to avoid hitting the threshold.

Though the administration describes these accounts as anecdotal -- and has already delayed the employer mandate by a year -- studies suggest otherwise.

The International Franchise Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have studied the impact and say the president's health care law has resulted in higher costs and fewer full-time positions.

A survey showed 31 percent of franchise businesses, and 12 percent of non-franchise businesses, have already reduced worker hours. It also showed 27 percent of franchise businesses, and 12 percent of non-franchise businesses, have replaced full-time workers with part-time employees.

Fox News' Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.
WOW

New York, NY

#1027277 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>??????????
I guess you're trying to prove you're a 'regular, normal, typical' reich winger.
Congratulations son. You're doing a damn fine job!
Boy all skin Folk Aint KIN FOLK YOU AINT NO KIN OF MINE foh boy you look like a dunce look at all the Racist nonsense you all have been posting since 2008 and its all lies DONT USE BLACKNESS TO COVER your lack of common sense thats what BIGOTS do
TSM

United States

#1027278 Nov 20, 2013
Obama:'We're Going to have to...Re-market and Re-brand' the Affordable Care Act!!

Liberals/Democrat has attempted to use the same Tactic/Deception with Global Warming to deceive the Public!! The common thread between Obamacare/Global Warming both are based on Misinformation/Lies!! It’s a Liberal Thing!!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1027279 Nov 20, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
But they can predict the temperature...
"Climate Models Vs. Climate Reality: New Study Confirms Computer Simulations Unable To Accurately Predict Precipitation"
http://www.c3headlines.com/2013/11/climate-mo...
All they have to do is add a little bit of Political Correctness to their formulas and things will match perfectly.

Don't ever forget the University of East Anglia email exchanges of PC Climatologists.
dumbdem

Satellite Beach, FL

#1027280 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You're having a lot of trouble with the space key aren't you son?
Perhaps you can tap into that vacuum between your ears. I'm sure it's more intelligent than you!
obamavacuumyourbrainsoutagainf ckfacedaughterforsure say what?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027281 Nov 20, 2013
Our intellectual and moral superiors...

"Most of the worlds solar panels are facing the wrong direction"

http://www.pecanstreet.org/2013/11/most-of-th...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1027282 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. Hitler expanded German rights to own guns much more than America.
And that explains how the jews were so well armed and able to defend themselves when Hitler tried to exterminate them in the concentration camps he built and was never able to use.

You have to be the most ignorant person... I've ever met.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027283 Nov 20, 2013
A California-based solar company backed by several Obama supporters has been receiving millions in federal tax credits while losing $322 million since 2008, raising concerns about the company “becoming the next Solyndra.”
Among SolarCity Corp.’s biggest investors is Elon Musk -- the high-profile donor and fundraiser who co-founded PayPal and whose companies SpaceX and electric-car company Tesla Motors have received at least $846 million in loans and startup money from the Obama administration.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, warned about SolarCity’s financial standing in a letter Monday to the Treasury Department.
“There is concern that SolarCity might become the next Solyndra a company propped on the back of the taxpayers,” Sessions wrote.
The company fired back Tuesday, specifically against the Solyndra comparison.
“The forces which drove Solyndra into bankruptcy -- steeply declining solar panel price -- are precisely what has driven the success of our business, as those declining prices allow more Americans to go solar, and wrest control of their energy supply away from government-regulated monopoly utilities,” company spokesman Will Craven told FoxNews.com .
Craven also said the company will soon set the record straight on the Sessions allegations now that a Securities and Exchange Commission’s “quiet period” has ended.
Beyond SolarCity reportedly getting millions in tax credits and cash grants through the 2009 stimulus law, Sessions charges SolarCity might have overestimated the “fair market value” of its products to get higher credits -- or in his words “reap financial benefits at the expense of the American taxpayers.”
The Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General confirmed Tuesday an investigation into the matter, roughly 14 months after SolarCity acknowledged in its initial public offering that the inspector general’s office had issued subpoenas “to a number of significant participants in the rooftop solar energy installation industry, including us.”
In addition to the inspector general investigation, SolarCity subsidiaries Sequoia Pacific Solar and Eiger Lease Co are challenging the federal government in court for imposing tougher guidelines in calculating the market value of solar-energy systems.
SolarCity officials, including fellow Obama donor and Musk’s cousin Lyndon Rive, acknowledged in the IPO document the continuing need for government support, as alternative-energy companies strive to become competitive with coal, oil and other conventional-energy sources.
“Our business currently depends on the availability of rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives,” they wrote.“The expiration, elimination or reduction of these rebates, credits and incentives would adversely impact our business.”
Solyndra, a solar-panel maker touted by Obama, received an estimated $535 million in Energy Department loan guarantees, then went bankrupt in 2011 after repaying only a projected $143 million of the money.
Though the cash-grant program for SolarCity and others has concluded, the tax-credit program purportedly could continue through 2016.
“The financial pressures related to a private company’s survival should not cause the federal government to modify its polices or place additional taxpayer money at risk,” Sessions wrote in his letter to Treasury Secretary Lew in which he also asked when the tax-credit program would end and exactly how much SolarCity has received.
SolarCity last month reported a third-quarter profit after years of losses, including $91.6 million last year.
Musk, the company chairman, has benefited immensely from government credits and funding through his various ventures.
In addition to the $465 million loan Tesla received in 2010 from the Obama administration, which was recently paid off, the company has also received thousands in federal tax credits. Tesla has struggled with profitability and is now under investigation related to vehicle fires.

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