Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1580730 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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“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1043601 Dec 17, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Well hells bells son! bushie boy did the same thing. And you're pres in waiting (Romney) did the same thing.
It's not like reich wingers captured the market on honesty.!
But apparently, that's the best you can do!
Fartsack, you need a fresh Depends, call the attendent to get you one. and stfu
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1043602 Dec 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
President Bush remained committed to ensuring all veterans receive the care and support they need from the Federal government. Under his leadership, the Administration has:
Dramatically Increased Funding To Support And Care For Those Who Have Served Our Nation
•Increased funding for veterans' medical care by more than 115 percent since 2001.
•FY 2009 funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) totals more than $97 billion, nearly double the level of funding when the President took office and the highest level of support for veterans in history.
•Provided more than $6 billion to modernize and expand VA medical facilities and more than $1 billion over the past three years to support traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and research.
•Honored our veterans with a hallowed, final resting place by implementing and fully funding the largest expansion in the national cemetery system since the Civil War.
Improved Care And Services For Wounded Warriors
•Created the Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors – co-chaired by former Senator Bob Dole and former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala – to ensure that wounded service members and veterans receive quality care and services and can live lives of hope, promise, and dignity. Nearly all of the Commission's recommendations have already been implemented, such as:
&#9702;Expanded training, screening, and staff resources to help service members and veterans suffering from mental health disorders.
&#9702;Created a joint Recovery Coordinator Program for seriously injured service members.
&#9702;Initiated a pilot program to replace the cumbersome system of two separate disability examinations with a single, comprehensive medical exam.
•Established a Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and expanded VA's polytrauma system of care to 21 network sites and clinic support teams to provide state-of-the-art treatment to injured veterans at facilities closer to their homes.
Ensured Those Who Have Served Our Country Receive The Benefits They Deserve
•Called for and signed a GI Bill for the 21st century, which expanded education benefits for service members and veterans and made it easier for those who defend our Nation to transfer unused education benefits to their spouses or children.
•Increased career counseling services for returning veterans, particularly those wounded in combat.
•Signed legislation that increased from two to five years a combat veteran's eligibility to enroll for lifetime VA medical care and allowed family members of injured service members to take additional time away from their jobs to care for their loved ones.
•Signed legislation to ensure military retirees with severe disabilities receive both their military retired pay and their VA disability compensation.
•Helped more than 1.9 million veterans enroll in the VA health care system since 2001.
•Reduced the average length of time to process a veteran's disability claim to under 180 days, down from 230 days when the President took office.
Worked To Decrease The Number Of Homeless Veterans
•Expanded Federal grants and worked extensively with faith-based and community organizations to help homeless veterans.
We all know what occurred at the VA during the Bush administration__or at least those of us with actual memories do.

And__The Iraq war during Bush was funded by "emergency funding" which does not consider the replacement of ordinance and equipment, future veterans health benefits, interest and the list goes on. All those enormous costs were passed along to the next administration which "finally" put the costs for the Iraq war "on the books.

The Obama administration picked up the tab for much of GWB's Iraq War along with nearly the entire tab for GWB's excursion into Afghanistan.

The people in GWB's faith based initiatives office never heard from him__they just sat around.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#1043603 Dec 17, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you said what you said because you are real stupid or are a budding internet 'fluffer'!!!!
I guarantee that you are not a victim of racism...
Makes me think of fluffernutters, anyone remember them? Anyone, anyone, anyone... Buehler?
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1043604 Dec 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I know, I just do not care. Are you a birther too? Am I officially surrounded by birthers?
Forgotten Truth you lose again Homer: Hillary Clinton is, in fact, the original "birther"...

It's the culture....
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1043605 Dec 17, 2013
Progressives gotta have it!!!!

and ...No money for granny and baby formula....

NEH- Natl Endowment for the Humanities

$914,000

'The Popular Romance Project has received nearly $1 million from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) since 2010 to “explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global perspective—while looking back across time as far as the ancient Greeks.'

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1043606 Dec 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The Dept of Agriculture is responsible for the Forest Service.
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome...
A portion of the Agriculture budget maintains this service.
Yeah's thinking is clearly muddled as he spends the better part of the day sitting in his sh*t filled Depends screaming for an attendant to change it. lol
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1043607 Dec 17, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Correct. Homer the liar has made at least two posts saying he is an "independent", not a "Libertarian".
We all know Homer is a scumbag Commie.
Homer claims to be socially liberal and fiscally conservative -a Libertarian.

Except when it comes to spending cuts on entitlements than he becomes a Progressive again.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1043608 Dec 17, 2013
O. M. G.!

An actual quote from Darrell Issa to Texas Health Official:‘You need to watch more Fox News’

This is an actual quote by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Monday,“You need to watch more Fox News, I’m afraid.” Is this where Issa gets his information? I have no doubt and by the way, his Benghazi investigation didn’t pan out either.

Yes he went there. Issa told Dr. Randy Farris, a Texas health administrator for the federal government, to watch more Fox News because he did not answer Issa’s questions about HealthCare.Gov to his expectations, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Issa said,“You need to watch more Fox News, I’m afraid,” after Farris claimed that consumers’ personal information was not stored on the health exchange website.

The audience then booed Issa for his remark. Can you blame them?

Issa is targeting healthcare.gov navigators, the ones who help you find affordable insurance coverage. Issa also declared that potential abuse from navigators of the health care site is so great that Texas should take action.

Several pro-Obamacare groups held a news conference before the hearing began. The Dallas Morning News reports,“The speakers described the hardship of being sick without having insurance. One said his family ended up with $250,000 in medical debt after his father suffered a heart attack.”

It’s no wonder that a new poll concludes that car salesmen are more ethical than Congress members. Issa is going after the navigators because repealing the ACA was not doable after 50 attempts.

http://freakoutnation.com/2013/12/17/an-actua...

i'd say the FOX/Issa track record speaks for it's self.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1043609 Dec 17, 2013
Shutdowns, no money for baby formula, and we had to have this study...

NIH

$325,525

'If your wife is angry at you and you don’t want her to stay that way, you might avoid passing along the findings of this government study. Wives would find marriage more satisfying if they could calm down faster during arguments with their husbands, according to government-funded research.'

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1043610 Dec 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Conservatives Have No Idea What To Do About Recessions
For the last five years, liberals have promoted three main economic policies to shorten or ameliorate the Great Recession and speed the recovery from it.
Deficit-financed spending to compensate for demand gaps in the private sector.
Easy monetary policy to raise inflation and support demand.
Mortgage modifications to reduce foreclosures and support consumption.
Most conservatives hate this agenda. As Mike Konczal notes, they bizarrely portray these policies as "corporatist" efforts to enrich the rich. But what's really weird is conservatives have no alternative to this agenda they loathe.
To be clear, conservatives absolutely do have an economic policy agenda. They favor lower taxes, less regulation, government spending cuts, more domestic energy production, school choice, free trade, and low inflation. They often cite these policies as ones that might alleviate recession and speed recovery. They favor these policies now, they favored them in 2008, and they favored them in 2004.
That is, conservatives favor the same set of economic policies when the economy is weak and when it is strong; when unemployment is high and when it is low; when few homeowners are facing foreclosure and when many are. The implication is that conservatives believe there is nothing in particular the government should do about economic cycles.
This is a big problem. Recessions are terrible. They create enormous misery by throwing people out of work and out of their homes. How can a political ideology have nothing to say about how to address recessions?
Perhaps conservatives believe that conservative economic policies will prevent recessions, making it unnecessary to have policies aimed at addressing them. That view would involve a distinctly unconservative degree of hubris.
http://www.businessinsider.com/conservatives-...
The standard Republican answer for what to do about a bad economy is the same as their answer about what to do about a good economy. As with health care and bank regulation, economic recessions are a policy question to which conservatives have not the wrong answer, but no answer.
This is just too rich.....

This article claims that conservatives do have an economic policy favoring lower taxes, less regulation, government spending cuts, more domestic energy production, school choice, free trade, and low inflation - but favor the same set of economic policies when the economy is weak and when it is strong; when unemployment is high and when it is low; when few homeowners are facing foreclosure and when many are...implying that conservatives believe there is nothing in particular the government should do about economic cycles.

Like Barack Obama has solved anything with his spend and tax big government policies....

My head's about to explode....
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1043611 Dec 17, 2013
Shutdowns, no money for baby formula, and we had to have this study..

Hooray!!!!!
I am so glad they decided to do this during my lifetime!

'NASA Searches for Signs of Intelligent Life … in Congress –(NASA)$3 million'

'One of NASA’s next research missions won’t be exploring an alien planet or distant galaxy. Instead, the space agency is spending $3 million to go to Washington, D.C. and study one of the greatest mysteries in the universe—how Congress works'

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1043612 Dec 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
President Bush remained committed to ensuring all veterans receive the care and support they need from the Federal government. Under his leadership, the Administration has:
Dramatically Increased Funding To Support And Care For Those Who Have Served Our Nation
•Increased funding for veterans' medical care by more than 115 percent since 2001.
•FY 2009 funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) totals more than $97 billion, nearly double the level of funding when the President took office and the highest level of support for veterans in history.
•Provided more than $6 billion to modernize and expand VA medical facilities and more than $1 billion over the past three years to support traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and research.
•Honored our veterans with a hallowed, final resting place by implementing and fully funding the largest expansion in the national cemetery system since the Civil War.
Improved Care And Services For Wounded Warriors
•Created the Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors – co-chaired by former Senator Bob Dole and former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala – to ensure that wounded service members and veterans receive quality care and services and can live lives of hope, promise, and dignity. Nearly all of the Commission's recommendations have already been implemented, such as:
&#9702;Expanded training, screening, and staff resources to help service members and veterans suffering from mental health disorders.
&#9702;Created a joint Recovery Coordinator Program for seriously injured service members.
&#9702;Initiated a pilot program to replace the cumbersome system of two separate disability examinations with a single, comprehensive medical exam.
•Established a Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and expanded VA's polytrauma system of care to 21 network sites and clinic support teams to provide state-of-the-art treatment to injured veterans at facilities closer to their homes.
Ensured Those Who Have Served Our Country Receive The Benefits They Deserve
•Called for and signed a GI Bill for the 21st century, which expanded education benefits for service members and veterans and made it easier for those who defend our Nation to transfer unused education benefits to their spouses or children.
•Increased career counseling services for returning veterans, particularly those wounded in combat.
•Signed legislation that increased from two to five years a combat veteran's eligibility to enroll for lifetime VA medical care and allowed family members of injured service members to take additional time away from their jobs to care for their loved ones.
•Signed legislation to ensure military retirees with severe disabilities receive both their military retired pay and their VA disability compensation.
•Helped more than 1.9 million veterans enroll in the VA health care system since 2001.
•Reduced the average length of time to process a veteran's disability claim to under 180 days, down from 230 days when the President took office.
Worked To Decrease The Number Of Homeless Veterans
•Expanded Federal grants and worked extensively with faith-based and community organizations to help homeless veterans.
Gibberish barely worth a reply. Silliness really!
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#1043613 Dec 17, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Touchdown!
Mission Complete!!!!
Three pointer!
Field Goal!
Spike the Ball in the end zone!
ObammieKKKare!
"Eh, not really. Maryland’s at 3,758, with the goal of 150,000 far from sight.
Massachusetts is at 1,700, even further from their state goal of 250,000 paid enrollees.
Minnesota has hit 4,478… out of a goal of 67,000. Still trying to hit 10 percent'
http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/3...
Huh, how can this be? Jay Carney said the problems have been resolved, everything is just fine with ACA.......well except for cancelled policies, higher premiums, enormous deductibles and forced coverage for unnecessary coverage. But those are just minor inconveniences.

Let's all at least look at the bright side, the feds are in charge. We can trust them to do what is in our best interest.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1043614 Dec 17, 2013
Shutdowns, no money for baby formula, and we had to have this....

'Hurricane Sandy “Emergency” Funds Spent on TV Ads ($65 million)'

'In January 2013, Congress passed a bill to provide $60.4 billion for the areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. However, instead of rushing aid to the people who need it most, state-level officials in New York and New Jersey spent the money on tourism-related TV advertisements'

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1043615 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I love right whiners. You can correct their posts by providing links & quotes from the links & yet they are too stupid to get it.
The National Park Service is under the Department of the Interior. Not Agriculture.
WHo cares? The subject is the lying douchebag in the WH and his lies, failures and crimes.

Likely a ghetto rat like you has never even been to a national forest or park.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1043616 Dec 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thought you said you liked Jim Brown.
That's not the point; the point is that he's an almost 80 year old football player; who cares what he says?
You do; and the rightwingers do, why? Because he's a black man saying something about the President. He called LBJ a conservative! He didn't say anything terribly bad and probably isn't bright enough to realize that anything he may say will blow up all over rightwingville!!

The opposition to President Obama has been unprecedented. You have a do nothing Speaker and a do nothing congress; zero accomplishments.

And, despite that; President Obama has:

Delivered us a Healthcare Bill
Ended the Iraq war,
Equal Pay for women
Killed Bin Laden
Save the auto industry and on and on and on.

Who gives a fk about an old footballer?

The people elected him twice; he will go down as one of the greats, despite the whining of the white supremacists.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#1043617 Dec 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is just too rich.....
This article claims that conservatives do have an economic policy favoring lower taxes, less regulation, government spending cuts, more domestic energy production, school choice, free trade, and low inflation - but favor the same set of economic policies when the economy is weak and when it is strong; when unemployment is high and when it is low; when few homeowners are facing foreclosure and when many are...implying that conservatives believe there is nothing in particular the government should do about economic cycles.
Like Barack Obama has solved anything with his spend and tax big government policies....
My head's about to explode....
Want to borrow my tourniquet? It will at least cut down on the splatter.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1043618 Dec 17, 2013
Shutdowns and no money for foodstamps....

"Need Brains! Fighting Zombies with Pluses and Minuses --(NC)$150,000

A grant from NSF went to a company in North Carolina to develop a math learning game based on the zombie apocalypse.'

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1043619 Dec 17, 2013
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Makes me think of fluffernutters, anyone remember them? Anyone, anyone, anyone... Buehler?
Yes I do, they were delicious.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1043620 Dec 17, 2013
Let's waste someone elses money!!!!

'NASA’s Little Green Man (NASA)--$390,000

Since NASA is no longer conducting space flights, they have plenty of time and money to fund a YouTube TV show and cartoon series called “Green Ninja” in which a man dressed in a Green Ninja costume teaches children about global warming.'

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...

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