Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1404812 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1031015 Nov 26, 2013
Geneva Is Not “Worse Than Munich”

Bret Stephens reaches new depths of foolishness:

By contrast, the interim nuclear agreement signed in Geneva on Sunday by Iran and the six big powers has many of the flaws of Munich and Paris. But it has none of their redeeming or exculpating aspects.

It’s tempting to dismiss this as nonsense and leave it at that, but these sorts of arguments have a way of gaining traction if they aren’t answered. If we were to take these comparisons seriously, we would have to conclude that Stephens thinks that the interim nuclear deal will lead to something worse than the annexation of the Sudetenland or the fall of South Vietnam. I doubt that even Stephens believes such absurd things, but that is what he wrote. Not surprisingly, he has no evidence that would begin to back up such extraordinary claims. Is Iran laying claim to the territory of another state? Obviously not. Is it coming out of the negotiations with more than it had at the beginning? On the contrary, it has come out of the negotiations having given up more than it received. The truth is that Iran is being made to account for its behavior inside its own borders in considerable detail for the privilege of being granted access to a fraction of its own money. The U.S. and the other members of the P5+1 got as much in the deal as they could, and Iran received very little, but then that is what one would expect when the world’s most powerful countries are bargaining with one medium-sized regional power.

The notion that the U.S. has “betrayed” a “small country” in this deal is contemptible. Israel wasn’t a party to these negotiations, but if it had been it would have been on the side of several more powerful countries dictating terms to the weaker one. Israel remains far more powerful in military terms than Iran, and would remain so even if Iran had a few nuclear weapons. The idea that Israel’s security has ever been seriously threatened by Iran’s nuclear program is even harder to take seriously today than it was last week now that Iran’s nuclear program is set to be under even stricter international controls than it was before. If strong-arming a country’s regional rival into making concessions on a major issue is “betrayal,” more countries would like to be “betrayed” by the U.S. in such a fashion.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1031016 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Even the Pope says the Republican plan of throwing money at rich people to have some trickle down to the middle class & poor is wrong.
You use the pope to bash conservatives? Really? LMAO!!!! The Catholic Church is one of the most money grubbing organisations on the planet! They make Wall Street look like pikers!
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1031017 Nov 26, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
What kind of republican are you? Care to list your republican characteristics? Your GOP ties? Hmmm?
Sure why not__nothing else of interest going on here.

A dairy farm Republican. Fiscally conservative, socially liberal, with no particular use for unions, but a strong wanting for government subsidies in any form. Lutheran too, if anyone is interested, not Missouri Synod but old school with the chanting and such aka Catholic light. Basically a go along to get along sort with the exception of political reactionaries who I find really disgusting.

Not crazy about liars either__or Pakistanis.

Did you know that the US government officially recognizes about a quarter million Paki's residing in the US while the Pakistani Embassy claims six to seven hundred thousand living here? That's fkd up!

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1031019 Nov 26, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
What kind of republican are you? Care to list your republican characteristics? Your GOP ties? Hmmm?
Realtime is a leftwing DemoKKKrat registered as a Republican to cause trouble...time to move on and ignore his BS....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1031020 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Even the Pope says the Republican plan of throwing money at rich people to have some trickle down to the middle class & poor is wrong.
The Roman Church and its Pope are Socialists...so what???

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1031022 Nov 26, 2013
Laney F wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of getting so GD stupid, why aren't small businesses trying to sign up? Why are so many unions excluded? Why are the real horrors of ObammyCare once again postponed until AFTER an election?
Businesses under 50 employees an sign up now. For those with fewer than ten employees,,the exchanges will likely save them money. If you knew anything about how insurance is sold to business, you would know the number of employees makes a huge difference.

Unions were allowed more time from the cadillac clause because labor contracts reach into the future.

Certain aspects of the ACA have been in effect for some time. The employer mandate was extended because businesses said they needed more time.

Why are you so uninformed about the ACA?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1031029 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Businesses under 50 employees an sign up now. For those with fewer than ten employees,,the exchanges will likely save them money. If you knew anything about how insurance is sold to business, you would know the number of employees makes a huge difference.
Unions were allowed more time from the cadillac clause because labor contracts reach into the future.
Certain aspects of the ACA have been in effect for some time. The employer mandate was extended because businesses said they needed more time.
Why are you so uninformed about the ACA?
labor contracts can always be renegotiated....
LCNLin

United States

#1031030 Nov 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
If that's true, the only difference is Reagan created an opportunity to free the hostages.
Obama missed a golden opportunity that was created for him.
Supposedly, he was on the phone with Iranian officials trying to get the release of the American just months before.
So it shouldn't have come as any surprise if he insisted this be part of the deal to lift sanctions.
Iran-Contra Scandal
Messed up President Reagan's second term in office

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1031032 Nov 26, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow...a religion-hating, leftist bigot stooping to quote the Pope?
Oh well, Obamacare still sucks.
I don't hate religion, just think you pretend Christians shouldn't constantly try to legislate your religion.

I am not a bigot & never have made a bigoted comment.

I did not post a quotation.

Just wanted to see how any of you right whiners are willing to throw the church under the bus because it agrees with the Democrat approach to government as not to keep handing money to the rich while cutting funding to the poor.

The Pope said you will rot in Hell for that. Come to think of it, so did Jesus.
LCNLin

United States

#1031034 Nov 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, no, Lily. Conservatives are just following in the steps of JFK - lowering taxes and creating an economy so that all boats rise with the tides.
You liberals just want to keep throwing lifelines to the drowning so they will be attached to the ship. Doesn't matter if they get dragged along - at least they're not drowning and dependent of those lifelines.
You know I'm right whether you admit it or not. But it would shatter your world, I know.
United States is out of Iraq ending that war,

United States is leaving Afghanistan in 2014,

United States has brought Iran with sanctions to its knees.

Foreign policy accomplishments !

ACA following Bush footsteps in expanding Medicare to include Prescription drugs!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1031035 Nov 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
labor contracts can always be renegotiated....


only if both sides agree.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1031037 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Businesses under 50 employees an sign up now. For those with fewer than ten employees,,the exchanges will likely save them money. If you knew anything about how insurance is sold to business, you would know the number of employees makes a huge difference.
Unions were allowed more time from the cadillac clause because labor contracts reach into the future.
Certain aspects of the ACA have been in effect for some time. The employer mandate was extended because businesses said they needed more time.
Why are you so uninformed about the ACA?
"But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it....”

Rep Nancy Pelosi....
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1031039 Nov 26, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
It's very interesting how you (a self-proclaimed republican) mock posters who cite right/republican/conservative sources, yet support those who cite left/democrat/progressive sources.
That's nuts! I'm not even sure what you mean by left wing or progressive sites.

But I am sure about what I mean by right wing, reactionary and pure donation sites and, cough, news aggregators.

I'm really curious as to how dummies along the lines of Flack and Carol even find those sites__is there a central clearing house for the truly stupid to dial in sht like the conservative treehouse?

And what sort of folks would believe that nonsense to the point where they'd link it as "proof?" Idiots__that's who!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1031041 Nov 26, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
1. I never said policies cancellations and premium increases never happened before. That's your first lie.
2. The rest of your post is your second lie - nothing more than bullshit cheer leading for Obama and his clusterf**k ACA. Saving money! LOL
3. The ONLY reason the ACA passed into law was due to Obama's repeated lies that we could keep our plans and doctors.
4. Look at the polls, fool. America doesn't trust the Liar in Chief any longer. The majority wants the ACA and your genius president to disappear.
No one will be able to afford dealing with small, local businesses as they scratch and scrape together a budget to pay for their doubled and tripled insurance premium costs.
WalMart is ecstatic, you leftist fool.
Policies were frequently cancelled & replaced with new policies with different options & premiums always went up.

The idea this is news to you demonstrates just of uninformed you are on businesses & health care benefits.

You are also naive on how people buy heath insurance as individuals.

The fact is you blame cancellations now on the ACA. Now you can lie about this the same as you always do but an honest person making that argument would acknowledge that cancellations & premium increases have been commonplace in the past.

Every year companies struggle with how best to handle premium increases. Do they eat them, spread some to employees or reduce benefits. If you had a GD rain, you would know this.

But noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, you ran screaming " OMG OMG look what Obamacare is doing" totally ignoring that these have been commonplace in the past.

This is why you are an idiot, Ray. A liar & dishonest poster. One peddling the right whiner banner of ignorance & stupidity.

The ACAi s not stopping anyone from keeping their doctor & had a grandfather clause. Quit blaming the ACA for the actions of insurance companies.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1031042 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't hate religion, just think you pretend Christians shouldn't constantly try to legislate your religion.
I am not a bigot & never have made a bigoted comment.
I did not post a quotation.
Just wanted to see how any of you right whiners are willing to throw the church under the bus because it agrees with the Democrat approach to government as not to keep handing money to the rich while cutting funding to the poor.
The Pope said you will rot in Hell for that. Come to think of it, so did Jesus.
obama still sucks!!!!

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1031043 Nov 26, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
"But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it....”
Rep Nancy Pelosi....
Another dumbf*ck who did not know that Pelosi as not talking to Congress when she made that comment.

More proof you right whiners are dumber than a pile of horsesh*t in my pasture.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1031044 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't hate religion, just think you pretend Christians shouldn't constantly try to legislate your religion.
I am not a bigot & never have made a bigoted comment.
I did not post a quotation.
Just wanted to see how any of you right whiners are willing to throw the church under the bus because it agrees with the Democrat approach to government as not to keep handing money to the rich while cutting funding to the poor.
The Pope said you will rot in Hell for that. Come to think of it, so did Jesus.
organized religion and belief in God are not the same thing...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1031045 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
only if both sides agree.
any contract not in compliance with the law is invalid...that's why the ObamaKKKare law made a specific exception for unions...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1031046 Nov 26, 2013
Pres Obama tells us that we should know who he is by the company he keeps...

"Caleb Laieski, Prominent LGBT Advocate, Charged with Sex Crimes"

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1031047 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumbass Eed thinks there were no federal regulations before Obama took office.
Eed is the typical example of the uninformed, uneducated right whiner. Eed wants his toilet paper laced with chemicals, his food full of bacteria, his water polluted because we can't have the federal government involved in anything.
Eed talks about the working people while defending the idea that the wealthy keep getting wealthier & those working people keep losing ground. This is the Right whiner way - throw money the rich & hope some trickles down to those who actually work for a living.
"real dumb"
You just keep getting dumber and dumber. You know, at least in your dim mind that I have been wiping my fannie with chemically laced TP, eating bacteria laden food and drinking polluted water for many years. Guess what, I am doing just fine. Unlike you I am not a moocher, I do not have my hand out for uncles freebees.
Damn right I am a supporter of those folks who go out and bust their butts to amass a wealth. Wealth in your mind a dirty word. Those who work for a living are to be admired and they do not really want or depend on trickle down, they do not need it or want it.
Peace
KMA

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