Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1374443 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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angel

Boise, ID

#1049118 Dec 29, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
RealDave wrote:
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In order to eliminate pre-existing conditions, there needed to be a mandate.
In order to have a mandate for coverage, a definition of coverage was required.
Its really simple logic. No wonder you can't get it.
of Ignoliburul-Tic commies...
I meant to inquire of you a little deeper on your "ILLlogic" in that one Duh A Vey.
Because it's kind of like saying in order for the FDA to legislate the quality of ..let's say oranges, there should be a mandate that people must purchase oranges. In order for that mandate to outline the regulation of quality on oranges, a definition of those regulations would be required after the mandate that people purchase them.
Talk about putting the half rotten apple barrel cart, void of any good ones, BEFORE a broke back mule team...
Duhmfkn commieTics, wouldn't know "logic" if it smacked them between their commie eyeballs!
Duhmmy.
Kentucky is just FULL of Teabaggin' sock puppets!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1049119 Dec 29, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text> Yes but without Teabagging Lies how else do you expect them to indulge their Dispicable Racism and pretend to hold the Moral Highground at the same time?
Its probably not as easy as they make it look.
baggers lying has become a self defeating task.

something about a wolf crying. since March of 2009. and OMG...Obama is still here!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049120 Dec 29, 2013
New day I read whole bunch of Homophobe posts from the Progressives while thinking they sound so bright doing it.

Some of you with new socks aren't as clever as you think.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049121 Dec 29, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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butt..butt..it on topix so it mutt be so!
(dhmfkn libuhrulTic commietards.)
Progressive Rule-it is only true when a Progressive wants it to be true and its' truthfulness may expire at anytime at the convenience of the Progressive no longer wanting it to be true.
angel

Boise, ID

#1049122 Dec 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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baggers lying has become a self defeating task.
something about a wolf crying. since March of 2009. and OMG...Obama is still here!
Yes for THREE MORE YEARS!!!!!
Then we get the Epic Mutually Fatal Act of Auto Erotic Strangulation between Teabaggers and the GOP establishment that will be the Republican Primaries ...then probably at least four years of Hillary!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049123 Dec 29, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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Your bullying observation is right on. These right wing morons get frustrated when flaws in their facts and logic are pointed out to them. Rather than admit they were wrong they attack the messenger.
And I agree, we all make spelling and grammatical mistakes. I do enjoy pointing out the irony in posts like Eman's where he made a spelling mistake while criticizing my spelling. Another favorite was when one of these idiots called me an "idiat".
If you wouldn't have pitch such a tissy fit about your misspelling yesterday-your ego wouldn't be so bruised today.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1049124 Dec 29, 2013
The Best of Fringe Factor: A Year in Review

We’ll all remember 2013 as the year political extremes hit the big time, won’t we? From the ‘terrorist’ Wendy Davis to masturbating fetuses and a suit to end homosexuality, a look back.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12...

America. where you are free to be as stupid as you want. quack, quack.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1049125 Dec 29, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>Yes for THREE MORE YEARS!!!!!
Then we get the Epic Mutually Fatal Act of Auto Erotic Strangulation between Teabaggers and the GOP establishment that will be the Republican Primaries ...then probably at least four years of Hillary!
was just reading.....

The GOP’s growing divide

If only the GOP had a message.

There is one proposition on which the party’s warring factions agree:“We don’t like Obama’s Affordable Care Act.” But there is a lack of consensus, to put it mildly, on how this visceral dislike of a president and his signature policy initiative should translate into concrete political action.

For Republicans — to invert a classic George W. Bush bon mot — Obamacare has somehow become a divider, not a uniter. In a year when the GOP may have a legitimate chance of capturing the Senate, several primary contests appear likely to devolve into bloody battles over Obama’s health-care reforms — not whether to oppose them, but how.

.....The question of how the GOP should proceed really should be a no-brainer. But after cynically taking advantage of the huge jolt of energy provided by tea party activists, the Republican establishment is finding that these true believers don’t necessarily listen when they’re told to go sit in a corner and shut up.

The no-compromises GOP base is fertile fundraising territory for potential presidential candidates, such as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, and for pressure groups such as Heritage Action and the Club for Growth. So these provocateurs can be counted on to keep far-right anger and resentment at a rolling boil — and resist the establishment’s attempt to lower the temperature.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is expected to spend up to $50 million to ensure that the Republican Party chooses no extremist “loser candidates” for Senate races. As Scott Reed, the chamber’s chief political strategist, told the Wall Street Journal:“That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket.”

Wanna bet?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049126 Dec 29, 2013
We've recently completed earnings season on Wall Street, when publicly traded companies report their quarterly earnings. Earnings of S&P 500 companies were up a tepid 3.7% for the year, but overall revenue was down 0.2%

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2013/05/17/ear...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049127 Dec 29, 2013
One way to look at stock valuations is the Shiller PE index, which looks at a decade of earnings and adjusts for inflation. Stocks are currently trading around a multiple of 24, meaning the stock price is 24X a company's earnings. Historically, stocks have traded at a multiple of 16.

So the bubble has formed now for when it pops.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1049128 Dec 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So what you are actually saying is that "many" insurance companies are knowingly and intentionally selling worthless products.
I'll repeat___ROFLMAO
the insurance companies are selling the only product viable under ObamaKKKare....

feel free to judge the value of the "insurance" or the doctors willing to work on the cheap...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049129 Dec 29, 2013
As Russia prepares for the Winter Olympics a suicide bomber rocks the country

Russian govt told CNN that preliminary information suggests the train station blast, killing 14, was caused by a female suicide bomber.

per Jake Tapper, CNN reporter
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1049130 Dec 29, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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There's a big damned difference between using targeted missile strikes and invading a country causing the deaths of over 4000 of our military and tens of thousands more returning home physically and emotionally maimed dimwit!
And once again, just what the hell did Iraq have to do with 9/11 anyway? Nothing stupid!
the difference being targeted execution of American citizens without due process....
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049131 Dec 29, 2013
Iraqi PM Malaki decided to send his Shia dominated army to Sunni Anbar. Iraq too is mired in the same Sunni vs Shia war.

Sunni tribal leaders who once helped US fight Al Qaeda in Iraq are now aligning themselves with Al Qaeda because of Maliki's unilateral rule
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1049132 Dec 29, 2013
Who had the worst week in Washington? Social conservatives.

If there’s one state that would seem most unlikely to legalize same-sex marriage, it may very well be Utah. It was the reddest state in the 2012 election, giving Mitt Romney 73 percent of the vote.

But on Monday — when a federal appeals court ruled that same-sex marriage can proceed in Utah after another judge the previous week struck down the state’s ban on such unions — it became clear that social conservatives are losing their fight in the reddest state to legalize gay marriage.

The decision came on the same day a federal judge in Ohio ruled that same-sex marriages performed outside the state would be recognized — and shortly after New Mexico’s Supreme Court legalized such unions there.

For those keeping score, that’s three states with huge legal rulings in favor of gay marriage in just a few days — not to mention the fact that Hawaii and Illinois legalized the unions last month.

What was even more striking than the decisions was the lack of a retort from socially conservative groups.

In the hours after the New Mexico ruling, such groups were much more focused on the controversy over “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality. They started petitions to end Robertson’s suspension but had almost nothing to say about the increasingly fast march toward nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage. By the end of the week, the Duck Dynasty star was reinstated. It was a high-profile and not insignificant public relations victory for social conservative groups, but it punctuated what was otherwise a disastrous week on the gay marriage front. If this past week showed us anything, it’s that social conservatives have faced such an onslaught of bad news on the marriage front that they don’t really spend much time fighting back in the court of public opinion.

Social conservatives, for losing almost every battle over same-sex marriage and then losing the will to even fight back, you had the worst week in Washington. Congrats, or something.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/who-ha...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1049133 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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47% signing up for private health plans in California is fantastic...exceeding expectations.
It has always been anticipated that there would be more people signing up for Medicaid than the exchanges. The Congressional Budget Office had estimated that "the Medicaid expansion would provide health coverage to 9 million more low-income adults and children by the end of 2014 and 7 million would sign up for a private health plan during that time." Without even realizing it, what you have provided is proof that the Affordable Care Act is working as planned. The numbers after the October, 2014 enrollment period will be a true indication of whether or not the trend continued on schedule. You should just sit back and relax.
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...
what does "signing up" mean...and how many of those are receiving huge taxpayer welfare???...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1049134 Dec 29, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>But hey you got to hand it to these Teabagging patriots:there are some REAL defenders of the First Amendment all over the place on Topix since that Cartoon Character on Duck Dynasty got in trouble.....thing is I dont recall them being quite as Passionate about it when Rev.Wright was shooting off his mouth....why is that?
"That" is: One is a black democratic religious zealot and the other is a white republican religious zealot. Republicans always think the First Amendment only pertains to them.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1049135 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You act like these doctors don't have another source of income besides medicaid patients. The percentage of medicaid patients accepted by doctors compared to their other patients is very small.(I know as my niece is a physician in private practice). They are very capable of making ends meet one way or another without compromising their comfortable lifestyles.
suggest that all federal government salaries be cut by 30% to match the payments to medical providers...these government slugs are already overpaid for doing nothing...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1049136 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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the difference being targeted execution of American citizens without due process....
Once you take up arms against the United States, you become an enemy combatant, thereby forfeiting the privileges of citizenship and the protections of the Constitution, including due process. You retain only the protection of the laws of war — no more and no less than those of your foreign comrades-in-arms.(Indeed, David French, senior counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, suggests stripping such traitors of their citizenship, thereby formalizing their extra-constitutional status.)

Lincoln steadfastly refused to recognize the Confederacy as a separate nation. The soldiers that his Union Army confronted at Antietam were American citizens (in rebellion)— killed without due process. Nor did the Americans storming German bunkers at Normandy inquire before firing whether there were any German Americans among them — to be excused for gentler treatment while the other Germans were mowed down.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charle...

you can't even get a winger to buy your crap.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1049137 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Now, why would Hillary turn on Obama? The problem isn't Obama. It is Congress.
all DemoKKKrats in contested elections will turn on Obama for political survival...

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