Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1396242 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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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049922 Dec 30, 2013
Dems blame past Obamacare repeal votes for bad enrollment numbers. Do you STILL want these delusional hacks running your health care?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1049923 Dec 30, 2013
LCNin wrote:
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as the topics flow away from President Obama the desperation seems to increase in the gop.
who cares what phil believes, there is the freedom of speech to be a bigot.
Yes, Phil Robertson is free to be a "Ragin' Cajun Redneck" just as the GOP is free to expose themselves as hypocrites after their outrage over similar remarks by liberals. That's the rub.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1049924 Dec 30, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text> then why did o'bama and his democrat controlled senate and house, extend the Bush tax cuts?
republicans.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1049925 Dec 30, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Seems to be a meltdown that is effecting some Progressives caused by some unknown event. On Twitter some guy went on for over 30 hours slashing and dashing. So much anger/so few victims.
"Seems to be a meltdown that is effecting some Progressives "

Effecting or affecting?? English much?? Do you know the difference, or is it 'mute'?? LOL

What grade did you complete?? Where's Leosnana??

You asked for this when you and your slimy teabag buddy went after prostate/prostrate for days.

Ye shall recieve in spades that which you so stupidly dish out!!

And with your inability to use the English language, you have a lot of abuse coming your way, BetsyWetsy!!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1049926 Dec 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Does your mortgage holder "force" you to buy homeowner's insurance? Does your state "force" you to buy car insurance? Why not health insurance? It is an insurance policy that you will actually use. Unless you are an idiot who never goes to the doctor.
if you don't have a mortgage-no one FORCES you to buy homeowner's insurance--people living in apartments are not FORCED to buy homeowners insurance. If you don't have a car you aren't FORCED to buy car insurance--not only that you can buy car insurance for a few dollars a month. And if a person is healthy and does not need a doctor, why would that be an idiot. You my friend, medicated for the rest of your life and you 'so-called' husband who has to know where every emergency room is when you travel are the idiots. Being healthy seems to a problem to you liberal loons. You are the idiots that are driving up health care costs-stupid old fool. You are on medicare aren't you?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1049927 Dec 30, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Foolish to even post partisan think tank links.
Try to re-read the comment as not only have you assumed something not stated but totally missing what was said.
You have confused graciousness with prophecy.
Okay, someone who is being gracious will not be hypercritical of another however that cannot be confused with the person actually predicting a future event.
Knock off the childish name calling. Can't we all at least pretend to be adults for at least a few posts.
When you're doing the name calling, it's acceptable?? LOL

Would you like some examples??

You call names with the best of them, then whine when you recieve return fire, BetsyWetsy.

You're a fraud.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1049928 Dec 30, 2013
Debt, no degree: Bills mount for ex-college students who never reached the finish line

By Nona Willis Aronowitz, NBC News Contributor
This past April, facing the prospect of three 20-page papers due in the same week, Indiana University East student Harmony Glenn had a panic attack in the school library.
“I couldn’t breathe, and my chest felt tight,” she said.“I was asking myself,‘Do I push forward…or do I cut my losses?’”
Glenn, 27, had been inching toward a bachelor’s degree since 2004, transferring schools and taking breaks from her studies to switch her major, live with her parents to save money, and later move around Indiana with her husband to chase the best-paying jobs. Lately, she’d been working fulltime as a sales associate for a skin care retailer in an Indianapolis mall, and didn’t have the bandwidth to focus on her schoolwork.
The night of her panic attack, she made a decision to leave school.“I just looked at the bills and realized this didn’t make sense anymore,” she said.
Her husband, Christopher, 29, had dropped out a couple of years before after getting “burnt out” by both working and studying first at St. Joseph’s, then Ball State University, then Indiana University. He got his EMT certification instead. Together, they have around $40,000 in student loan debt, but no degrees to show for it.
“There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think about it,” said Christopher.“This debt is a huge weight hanging over our heads. We’ve always wanted to purchase real estate, but our debts put a damper on that.”
The Glenns are part of a growing population stuck paying down debt for a degree they never got. According to a 2011 study by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, only 56 percent of students who enter four-year programs graduate within six years. That number plunges to 22 percent for for-profit colleges. Meanwhile, the percentage of incoming students relying on loans is growing—from 2001 to 2009, the number increased from 47 percent to 53 percent, according to a report by Education Sector. The same report also found that borrowers who drop out are four times more likely to default on their loans.
Some of these dropouts grew up middle class with an expectation of getting a degree, like the Glenns. Others are students from low-income backgrounds, perhaps the first in their families to go to college. Michelle Obama recently launched an effort to encourage these first-timers to pursue higher education, but the odds are stacked against them: Pell grants and funding for state and city universities continue to shrink. Forty percent of students at four-year colleges, and 60 percent at community colleges, are working 20 hours or more to make up for these gaps, according to the Pell Institute.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1049929 Dec 30, 2013
Other paths to debt – and dropping out
“A lot of these kids come up against this wall of bureaucracy,” said Jennifer Silva, author of Coming Up Short, a book about working-class young adults.“They lack mentors to help them navigate the system” of admissions, financial aid, and choosing classes.“It ends up leaving them feeling kind of betrayed.”
This maze of red tape caused Hector Gonzalez, 30, to drop out of college more than a decade ago. Gonzalez—who was born in El Salvador, raised in San Jose, Calif., and didn’t have a green card—couldn’t get a straight answer as to whether he qualified for loans.
“I felt bounced between a lot of people, and it seemed like no one had the answers,” he said.“[Financial aid officials] would look at my documentation and become uncertain and unsure.”
When a private Christian school in San Diego finally approved him, he got $6000 from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for each semester, but halfway through the spring, school officials told him he didn’t qualify after all. He tried working three jobs for the rest of the semester in order to pay the tuition, but it wasn’t enough. Twelve years and a chunk of interest later, Gonzalez still owes money to the school and on his FAFSA loan.
“At the age of 18, I was stuck with a $12,000 bill and nowhere to go,” he said.“I wish a counselor at my high school would have sat me down” and explained that “private universities aren’t always better.”
And neither are for-profits, where one-fifth of the nine million yearly Pell grant recipients end up matriculating, according to an Education Trust analysis of federal education data. Mary Nguyen, an analyst at Education Trust who led the Education Sector study last year on students who drop out with debt, found that many students choosing exorbitantly expensive for-profits don’t know the difference between a for-profit college and a regular one. They enroll “based on inadequate information,” overwhelmed with “the confusing array of choices,” she said.
Drew Scott, 26, registered for the for-profit Art Institute to study video game arts because he was attracted to the accelerated program.
“I didn’t completely understand what I was getting into,” he said.“I knew it was more expensive, but at the time, I thought,‘they wouldn’t be charging more if it wasn’t better, right?’”
After two years of uneven teaching quality—“some of the teachers didn’t quite know what they were doing”—Scott concluded he wasn’t getting his money’s worth. He left the program earlier this year, owing $30,000 to the government and $15,000 to his parents. Scott now lives in Seattle and makes $11 an hour working part-time at a game-testing job.“I definitely didn’t need to go to school” to do this job, he said.
Scott has yet to mail in a loan payment, but others have gotten used to the stack of monthly bills. Rich Bisset, 25, a sales associate at an electronics store in Jersey City and the first in his immediate family to go to college, budgets $700 every month to various student loans. He owes $60,000 after a few semesters at Farleigh Dickinson, a private university, and then a cheaper stint at Rutgers University. He dropped out because he was working too much, and his grades plummeted as a result.
“I try not to think about that $700 because I already know it’s going somewhere,” he said.“If I got to keep it, I’d move out”—Bisset still lives at home in Colonia, N.J.—“or do some repairs on my car.”

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1049930 Dec 30, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Your logic is what comes up lacking with a big dash of pettiness to top it off.
FOCUS: The topic is appointed positions. The positions I listed fell into that category---
All appointed positions may be terminated at anytime for any reason
Still following...
Sibelius is an appointed position and can be removed at anytime for job failures.
And here I thought the Progressives couldn't screw this one up.
you mean like Phil of Duck Dynasty????

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1049931 Dec 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Which is the exact reason I am lobbying to have our bankruptcy laws changed so that those who do not carry health insurance cannot have credit card expenses, loans, law suits or bills associated with health care expenses discharged in bankruptcy. As long as these loons think their assets are protected they will continue to gamble on their health...at our expense.
Hey that's great!!!! make sure the ones that can't afford their deductible under O'bama care to be included also.'Cause we all know that these 'loons' as you call them, will not be able to pay their 5000 dollar deductible--you go old lady!!!!
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1049932 Dec 30, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Foolish to even post partisan think tank links.
Try to re-read the comment as not only have you assumed something not stated but totally missing what was said.
You have confused graciousness with prophecy.
Okay, someone who is being gracious will not be hypercritical of another however that cannot be confused with the person actually predicting a future event.
Knock off the childish name calling. Can't we all at least pretend to be adults for at least a few posts.
childish?

Obama's poll numbers will not stop him from shutting down any stupid republican bill that might make it's way to the WH.

poll numbers for an incumbent mean nothing. well, unless your last one set a record.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washingto...

but i could have told you 13 years ago that Bush was going to be a failure. and i was right!
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049933 Dec 30, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Impeachment? LOL
https://www.google.com/search...
I am beginning to wonder if the outburst of bitterness and hate from the Progressives is the final implosion of a movement based on such falling in onto itself.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1049934 Dec 30, 2013
Dreams deferred
Bisset hopes to return to school “when my finances are more stable,” but Harmony Glenn is fairly sure she’ll never go back.
“I never assumed [retail] would be my career,” she said.“I always assumed it was what I was doing until I finished my degree.” Becoming a manager at the skin care store would help her pay off the family debt, while going back for a political science degree promises her nothing.
Both Glenns do worry about what their parents think; their families stressed the importance of college early on. Harmony “walked into kindergarten knowing that what came after high school was college.” Christopher’s father, just 18 when he was born, tried to steer Christopher away from his own profession as a paramedic because of the low pay. His father worked two jobs so Christopher’s mother could go to school, and she’s now a city comptroller.
“My mom is kind of the poster child for ‘a degree will get you farther,’” Christopher said.“But at this point, it doesn’t always work like that.”
Education coverage for NBCNews.com is supported by a grant from the Gates Foundation.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049935 Dec 30, 2013
Notice Nuc is in full meltdown because I am not responding to him.
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1049936 Dec 30, 2013
Random post

'Entitlements don't run out like unemployment."

ACWG6

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1049937 Dec 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Which is the exact reason I am lobbying to have our bankruptcy laws changed so that those who do not carry health insurance cannot have credit card expenses, loans, law suits or bills associated with health care expenses discharged in bankruptcy. As long as these loons think their assets are protected they will continue to gamble on their health...at our expense.
Wow...and here I thought you Proglodytes were all about paying for the good of the collective.

Guess you forgot that unlike China, your team is rife with gimme-gimme-gimme slackers. Be prepared to shell out all but what you need to barely survive. Your preferred Big Givernment will handle the rest.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049938 Dec 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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republicans.
Come on Sonic you should have been able to provide something better than this
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1049939 Dec 30, 2013
right wing nut job

Self-indulged nazi republicans who believe that George W. Bush is the devine savior of the US and rest of the world. Usually identified by using the word "liberal" in a negative tone in every spoken or written sentence.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...

childish negative tone indeed you frickin' right wing nutjobs.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1049940 Dec 30, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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I am beginning to wonder if the outburst of bitterness and hate from the Progressives is the final implosion of a movement based on such falling in onto itself.
like republicans hating on republicans?

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1049942 Dec 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Robin Roberts is a lesbian...
...who would have guessed???...
why should we care?

But I do understand her making it public. Given the hatred, bias, misunderstanding our society has towards homosexuals, I think its important that people like her and that Pro NBA'er come out and announce their homosexuality. Just to show the bigots in our society that homosexuals are normal everyday Americans.

I can still remember my grandmother referring to blacks as darkies
and my father using the infamous "N" word....however as time went on his attitude changed and became more encompassing of all Americans. I think that when he found out his nephew was gay, that wall started to crumble.

We're all in this together...its time we started thinking of Planet Earth as a lifeboat floating through space....either we all learn to work together or we all perish

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