Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1405517 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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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1035274 Dec 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Name one what? A doable solution Romney had to fix the economy? Or one of the invisible wars the democrats were too busy creating?
What solutions did Romney have to improve the economy? If his plans were anything like his running mate Paul Ryan's then it would have spelled disaster for the economy.
The Ryan budget blueprints would derail economic recovery and lower employment in the near term by prematurely cutting domestic spending. Ryan’s budgets make deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, as well as repeal the Affordable Care Act . Ryan has proposed cutting non-defense spending and public investments—areas including education, infrastructure, and scientific research—to implausibly low levels that impede near- and long-term growth. Ryan’s budget blueprints shift the burden of taxation from the most upper-income households to the middle class, redistributing wealth up the income distribution. Ryan’s budgets appear fiscally responsible on paper only by dissembling which taxes will be raised to cover his enormous cuts to tax bills of high-income households and corporations.- See more at: http://www.epi.org/blog/romney-ryan-budget-am...
Speaking of invisible wars, I hear O'Reilly's going with "War on Christmas" farce again.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1035275 Dec 5, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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I see Obamacare is a huge success in Kentucky!!
I'll wager you're on Medicaid or Medicare. You're just like Carol.
Socialism is ok for you, but not for others, esp. minorities!!
BTW< Cristie would never have a scumbag like Ryan on his ticket.
Givverment socialism existed just fine here before Obammercommieticcare!

You wagered WRONG-ding ding ding--take your shoes while you still have them-and leave the premises with feet in tact!

Your race baiting RACISM is showing, fifty years backwards neanderthal.

Unlike YOU, Christie undoubtedly absolutely has the ability to recognize and B-U-D-G-E-T conscious, young, bright mind.

Moron-now run along and get back to your alter of ozombie velveteenage poster licking of (sinking) worship!!!

One year, 10 mths and counting down!!

CHRISTIE/RYAN/PAUL...Uncle Joe et al 2016!

T.E.A. and some REAL leadership FOR ALL of America again, INCLUDING the working class- not divide and DRAIN against it via occupy anyone elses anything ghetto streeters tacTics!!
nanniesuk

Pittsburgh, PA

#1035276 Dec 5, 2013
youtube.com/watch... ……Obama a turd see the poop
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1035277 Dec 5, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Estimates to build the ObamaKare website in the private sector range from 30 to 50 million dollars.
There are hundreds of these sites working on the internet now. These sites functioned at rollout.
The government spent a billion dollars, and we'd be better off scraping the entire project and starting over.
Who wants these incompetent morons managing the ObamaKare Death Panels?
A much SMALLER, far more securely platformed program, in givverment offices everywhere for at least some actual Identification and Verification purposed, with AFFORDABLE health care options FOR the UNinsured WORKING CLASS sectors, WOULD suffice just fine, in place of this frankenstienian MESS of a tentacled economic debilitator!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1035278 Dec 5, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, moron. How does any elected official putting "Merry Christmas" in their communication from their office violate the Constitution?
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...."
In fact, any prohibition of putting "Merry Christmas" in any communication violates the Constitution. Specifically, it violates the very text "prohibiting the free exercise thereof".
Tell us how any rule prohibiting anyone from putting "Merry Christmas" in their communication is constitutional. The office of any elected official belongs to the electorate, you moron. It does not belong to the government. And, the government is bound by the text in the Constitution "prohibiting the free exercise thereof".
Merry Christmas DB, and a happy holiday season as well!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1035279 Dec 5, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
What solutions did Romney have to improve the economy? If his plans were anything like his running mate Paul Ryan's then it would have spelled disaster for the economy.
The Ryan budget blueprints would derail economic recovery and lower employment in the near term by prematurely cutting domestic spending. Ryan’s budgets make deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, as well as repeal the Affordable Care Act . Ryan has proposed cutting non-defense spending and public investments—areas including education, infrastructure, and scientific research—to implausibly low levels that impede near- and long-term growth. Ryan’s budget blueprints shift the burden of taxation from the most upper-income households to the middle class, redistributing wealth up the income distribution. Ryan’s budgets appear fiscally responsible on paper only by dissembling which taxes will be raised to cover his enormous cuts to tax bills of high-income households and corporations.- See more at: http://www.epi.org/blog/romney-ryan-budget-am...
Speaking of invisible wars, I hear O'Reilly's going with "War on Christmas" farce again.
Romney is a capitalist. We have a capitalist economy. You'd have to be brain-dead to not recognize that is a positive direction to move in.
Obama is a Marxist communist. Marxism and communism has always been a cancer to any capitalist economy is every instance when any country allowed their government to be infected with Marxist communism. You'd have to be an ignorant moron to not recognize that as a negative influence on any capitalist economy.

The Democrats are so incompetent, they can't even develop a budget. That's the biggest problem we have.
So, why do you blindly support any political party that is this blatantly incompetent?

And, now, the question nobody on Earth has been able to answer:

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

And;

What will you clowns do when you run out of other people's money?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1035280 Dec 5, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
The White House is decorated for the holiday season.
The displays include two dozen Christmas trees, some 2,000 ornaments — many of them honoring military families — and the traditional 300-pound gingerbread White House.
The White House says its theme is "Gather Around," celebrating "the stories and traditions that bring us together this special time of year."
Here are some facts and numbers supplied by the White House:
• The official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room stands 18½ feet high and is nearly 11 feet wide; it comes from Crystal Springs Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pa.
• 24 Christmas trees will be visible on the public tour route.
• Over 450 repurposed books were used as part of the holiday decorations this year. They will be donated to a local school's book drive following the holiday season.
• Approximately 1,000 yards of satin ribbon were used to make this year's replicas of the first dogs Bo and Sunny.
• Over 1,200 Springerle cookies were used on the gingerbread fireplace in the State Dining Room.
• Nearly 300 pounds of bread dough were used to make the completely edible White House replica in the State Dining Room.
• Approximately 70,000 visitors are expected to visit the White House during the 2013 holiday season.
A completely edible white house out of bread dough.
Is that for AFTER the holiday season?

Ewe.

lol.
lol
Patriot

Loveland, CO

#1035281 Dec 5, 2013
Protesting secrecy law is act of terrorism — Japan gov’t promotes idea that you’re racist if avoiding Fukushima produce??!!

EXSKF, Nov. 28, 2013: The 33rd Ministry of Justice human rights essay contest for junior high school students has been won by a student in Miyagi Prefecture who wrote not buying Fukushima’s peaches because of radiation fear was the same as him being “discriminated” against by his classmate for being a Chinese national. Refusing the Fukushima produce because of radiation fear is tantamount to racial discrimination, according to the student and the Ministry of Justice who selected his essay as the best of the best this year. Not buying Fukushima produce, as the government tells you to? You’re racist.

http://enenews.com/top-official-its-an-act-of...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1035283 Dec 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not a matter of trust. Doctors are rejecting Medicare patients left and right already.
And the dam is only leaking now. Wait until it bursts.
That Carol is a bald faced lie. An analysis by HHS looked at seven years of federal survey data and found that doctors are not fleeing Medicare in droves; in fact, the percentage of doctors accepting new Medicare patients actually rose to 90.7 percent in 2012 from 87.9 percent in 2005. They are not shunning Medicare patients for better-paying private patients, either; the percentage of doctors accepting new Medicare patients in recent years was slightly higher than the percentage accepting new privately insured patients.
Medicare patients had comparable or better access to medical services than the access reported by privately insured individuals ages 50 to 64, who are just below the age for Medicare eligibility. Surveys sponsored by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, an independent agency that advises Congress, found that 77 percent of the Medicare patients — compared with only 72 percent of privately insured patients — said they never had an unreasonably long wait for a routine doctor’s appointment last year.
Only a small number of doctors, roughly 9,500 have opted out of Medicare but that's miniscule compared to the 735,000, who remain in Medicare. In addition, they are augmented by hundreds of thousands of nurse practitioners and other non-doctor providers.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1035284 Dec 5, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Almost a year and a half later and still not one single arrest. Wonder why?
Probably because no US agency has the authority to arrest people in Libya. Just a wild guess mind you.

Of course we could set up a CIA base in Benghazi to hunt down and murder or imprison the jihadists but isn't that sorta what got us into the mess in the first place.

It's been a year and a half and no one has yet subpoenaed agent Strickland, the "only" person who was in the main consulate building who lived.

That's the real mystery.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1035285 Dec 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Merry Christmas DB, and a happy holiday season as well!
Thanks, brother. Merry Christmas to you and all of your family and associates. With the hopes of peace, love and tolerance often emphasized in Christian text, as opposed to the hate, violence, bigotry, sexual slavery, and racial superiority emphasized in Islamist text, I wish you a Happy New Year.
I wish Obama, and all Democrat fraud traitors and their duped minions the same peace, love, and happiness during this Christian and Jewish holiday season, and hope they learn from the tolerance taught in the Christian text.
LCNLin

United States

#1035286 Dec 5, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Probably because no US agency has the authority to arrest people in Libya. Just a wild guess mind you.
Of course we could set up a CIA base in Benghazi to hunt down and murder or imprison the jihadists but isn't that sorta what got us into the mess in the first place.
It's been a year and a half and no one has yet subpoenaed agent Strickland, the "only" person who was in the main consulate building who lived.
That's the real mystery.
Trolls posting to each other ....must be frustrating for them.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1035287 Dec 5, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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No Carol the only thing you're good at is spewing crap and being full of yourself.
Look who's talking.

The thread know-it-all that says Sweden is doing "just fine" when they are on their 5th day of riots, anything to defend the Socialist way, including stupidity & lies.

P-DUH-Pont, da thread buffoon.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1035288 Dec 5, 2013
President Obama delivered the following remarks on the economy on December 4, 2013.

Thank you.(Cheers, applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Please, please, have a seat. Thank you so much.

Well, thank you, Neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. There were a lot of parallels in my life, and probably resonated with some of you.

You know, over the past 10 years, the Center for American Progress has done incredible work to shape the debate over expanding opportunity for all Americans. And I could not be more grateful to CAP not only for giving me a lot of good policy ideas but also giving me a lot of staff.(Laughter.) My friend John Podesta ran my transition. My chief of staff, Denis McDonough, did a stint at CAP. So you guys are obviously doing a good job training folks.

I also want to thank all of the members of Congress and my administration who are here today for the wonderful work that they do. I want to thank Mayor Gray and everyone here at THEARC for having me.

This center, which I’ve been to quite a bit and have had a chance to see some of the great work that’s done here, and all the nonprofits that -- that call THEARC home offer access to everything from education to health care to a safe shelter from the streets, which means that you’re -- you’re harnessing the power of community to expand opportunity for folks here in D.C. And your work reflects a tradition that runs through our history, the belief that we’re greater together than we are on our own. And -- and that’s what I’ve come here to talk about today.

Now, over the last two months, Washington’s been dominated by some pretty contentious debates, I think that’s fair to say. And between a reckless shutdown by congressional Republicans in an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and, admittedly, poor execution on my administration’s part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody has acquitted themselves very well these past few months. So it’s not surprising that the American people’s frustrations with Washington are at an all-time high.

But we know that people’s frustrations run deeper than these most recent political battles. Their frustration is rooted in their own daily battles, to make ends meet, to pay for college, buy a home, save for retirement. It’s rooted in the nagging sense that no matter how hard they work, the deck is stacked against them. And it’s rooted in the fear that their kids won’t be better off than they were.

They may not follow the constant back-and-forth in Washington or all the policy details, but they experience, in a very personal way, the relentless decadeslong trend that I want to spend some time talking about today, and that is a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead. I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: making sure our economy works for every working American. That’s why I ran for president. It was the center of last year’s campaign. It drives everything I do in this office.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1035289 Dec 5, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Probably because no US agency has the authority to arrest people in Libya. Just a wild guess mind you.
Of course we could set up a CIA base in Benghazi to hunt down and murder or imprison the jihadists but isn't that sorta what got us into the mess in the first place.
It's been a year and a half and no one has yet subpoenaed agent Strickland, the "only" person who was in the main consulate building who lived.
That's the real mystery.
How about Strickland just make a public statement describing in detail his observations.
I'd like to hear that. So would everyone else.
Put him out there. Let's hear what he has to say. And let's compare that to what we already know.
Why havn't his observations been made public?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1035290 Dec 5, 2013
Page 2 of 5
Full transcript: President Obama’s December 4 remarks on the economy

And I know I’ve raised this issue before, and some will ask why I raise the issue again right now. I do it because the outcomes of the debates we’re having right now, whether it’s health care or the budget or reforming our housing and financial systems -- all these things will have real practical implications for every American. And I am convinced that the decisions we make on these issues over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where opportunity is real.

Now, the premise that we’re all created equal is the opening line in the American story. And while we don’t promise equal outcomes, we’ve strived to deliver equal opportunity -- the idea that success doesn’t depend on being born into wealth or privilege, it depends on effort and merit. And with every chapter we’ve added to that story, we’ve worked hard to put those words into practice.

It was Abraham Lincoln, a self-described poor-man’s son who started a system of land-grant colleges all over this country so that any poor-man’s son could go learn something new. When farms gave way to factories, a rich-man’s son named Teddy Roosevelt fought for an eight-hour work day, protections for workers and busted monopolies that kept prices high and wages low.

When millions lived in poverty, FDR fought for Social Security and insurance for the unemployment and a minimum wage. When millions died without health insurance, LBJ fought for Medicare and Medicaid. Together we forged a new deal, declared a war on poverty and a great society, we built a ladder of opportunity to climb and stretched out a safety net beneath so that if we fell, it wouldn’t be too far and we could bounce back.

And as a result, America built the largest middle class the world has ever known. And for the three decades after World War II, it was the engine of our prosperity. Now, we can’t look at the past through rose-colored glasses. The economy didn’t always work for everyone.

Racial discrimination locked millions out of poverty -- or out of opportunity. Women were too often confined to a handful of often poorly paid professions. And it was only through painstaking struggle that more women and minorities and Americans with disabilities began to win the right to more fairly and fully participate in the economy.

Nevertheless, during the post-World War II years, the economic ground felt stable and secure for most Americans. And the future looked brighter than the past. And for some, that meant following in your old man’s footsteps at the local plant. And you knew that a blue-collar job would let you buy a home and a car, maybe a vacation once in a while, health care, a reliable pension.

For others it meant going to college, in some cases maybe the first in your family to go to college. And it meant graduating without taking on loads of debt, and being able to count on advancement through a vibrant job market.

Now, it’s true that those at the top, even in those years, claimed a much larger share of income than the rest. The top 10 percent consistently took home about one-third of our national income. But that kind of inequality took place in a dynamic market economy where everyone’s wages and incomes were growing. And because of upward mobility, the guy on the factory floor could picture his kid running the company someday.
LCNLin

United States

#1035291 Dec 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
GOP To Recycle Romney's Attacks On Affordable Care Act Medicare Cuts
If the attack sounds familiar, it's because it was used heavily by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in last year's presidential campaign. The Affordable Care Act's Medicare cuts actually represent a reduction in reimbursements to hospitals, Medicaid prescription drugs and private insurance plans under Medicare Advantage. The CBO has projected that the reimbursement reduction will extend Medicare's solvency for eight years.
Ironically, Ryan's budget that passed the GOP-controlled House in 2011 and 2012 included the same Medicare savings but also repealed the health care law.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-to-...
hey lily! more desperation!
May work and may not work.
GOP good on the attack but divided on immigration, abortion, health care including preexisting conditions -they don't want to touch this with the baby boomers involved.
LCNLin

United States

#1035292 Dec 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, you still don't get it.
You really are dumber than sh*t.
The bill was debated for nearly a year. If a member on Congress did not know what was in it, it is their own fault.
Besides, Republicans decided to vote no in December of 2008 before the bill was even written.
Hell, you dumbf*cks still don't know what is in it. You thought the IPAB could ration healthcare & was a death panel. That is how uninformed you are.
As it rolls out the attacks by the GOP seem to change.
Pre existing condition ban and ban of med cap are popular and the GOP seems to have given in on these two?
LCNLin

United States

#1035294 Dec 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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How about 9 days ago?
A just-released report from the U.S. Treasury Department shows that the auto bailout continues to be a win-lose for General Motors versus taxpayers: While GM won billions, taxpayers have still lost big time.
The Wall Street Journal reported that taxpayers are expected to lose this year at least $10 billion on the bailout of GM due to the company’s failure so far to repay the money and the fact that Treasury has to close its books with the outstanding debt listing.
And GM hasn’t been the only big winner in the deal.
Taxpayers this year will be out a total of $15 billion because of the rescue of the trio GM, Chrysler Group and lender Ally Financial Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/...
Never let it be said this administration isn't sharing the covers with big corporations.
Yes Romney did bring this up in the campaign and lost a few states?

Peace
LCNLin

United States

#1035295 Dec 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
An even more interesting video...
Rachael Maddow of all people...reporting Obama's speech on "prolonged detention"...
.
Is a very difficult issue.
Would you like these guy tried in the USA?

Peace

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