Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1441220 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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#1051747 Jan 2, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>In other words you "can't prove" that Obama gave an order..
Typical for you.
he may be tired after 24 hours on the thread?


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1051748 Jan 2, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Chrysler now an Italian company, courtesy of US taxpayers...
U.S. automaker Chrysler will become fully owned by Italy's Fiat under terms of an agreement announced Wednesday that also involves the United Auto Workers union.
The agreement comes more than 4-1/2 years after the Obama administration brought Fiat in to keep Chrysler in business as part of a packaged bankruptcy proceeding.
In a statement, Fiat said it has agreed to pay $3.65 billion for the 41.46% of Chrysler it doesn't already own from the UAW's medical benefits trust for retirees.
I say it will be closed in no time!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1051749 Jan 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure we do.
Ted Cruz is a Communist Plant in the US Senate.
Born in Calgary,Canada, under the socialist free healthcare system.
His father fought alongside Fidel Castro to being Communism to Cuba.
He was sent north to infiltrate the democracies of North America. Canadians were too smart for th ecommunists, so they moved to Texas, where people are so stupid they elect armadillos.
And you're a sick racist with the stupidity to use a ptbw moniker, thus proving your outsider status to the human race.
Any other questions, scumbag??
Well, first, let's set the record straight.

Ted Cruz served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush. Cruz was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation from 2004 to 2009.

Now, as to his father...Rafael Bienvenido Cruz...born in Matanzas, Cuba, once believing Castro's vision (like you believe Obama's) but ended up protesting the regime and "suffered beatings and imprisonment" when "the rebel leader took control and began seizing private property and suppressing dissent" (like progressive liberals).

His father fled Cuba at the age of 18 and studied at the University of Texas. Cruz's younger sister fought in the counter-revolution and was tortured by the new regime. This was not lost on young Cruz's hatred of communism.

The elder Cruz worked his way through college as a dishwasher, making 50 cents an hour earning a degree in mathematics. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005.

There now. All done. You're welcome.

Scottsbluff, NE

#1051750 Jan 2, 2014
This pretty much says it all about Obamacare enrollment
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1051751 Jan 2, 2014
GOP R Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? In my world $6350 is a lot less than $11,119.
In your world, there isn't a shred of common sense.

The article does not say anything about what the person had for a policy so how can you even start to make a judgment? Maybe the patient had a policy that covered 80% and that is what the person wanted.

You liberals are all the same. You make judgments and spew hyperbole without having any details. You don't think logically, just emotionally like a stoned high school kid.

You and your fellow moron liberals here are all idiots.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1051752 Jan 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
The Repugnants did fine.
It was the Teabaggers who lost Rmoney the election.
Folks like you and Nobraina. Idiots.
Americans hate the Teabaggers more than Congress itself!!
Your boy Cruz in being held in a dungeon below the House as punishment for causing Repugnant chances to diminish due to his Gov't shutdown. Mitch McConnell threw the key into the Potomac.
Y'know, the shutdown you are too stupid to acknowledge.
Like I say to the television when one of those ghosts-are-real shows is on: Show me the ghost.

Show me the government shutdown.
There was no government shutdown. Only 13% of government spending was affected. Coincidentally, that's about how much government spending has to be cut every year to avoid certain collapse because... you may need to write this down... money doesn't grow on trees, moron.
If nothing else works, do the same thing again. To anyone who can actually count money, a government shutdown is a good thing. Let's see it for real this time. If you're going to claim there is a government shutdown, the least you could do is shut the government down to prove it.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1051753 Jan 2, 2014
LCNin wrote:
<quoted text>
"Actually, it's going to just keep getting worse..."
You never change you tune of propaganda
Just going by the percentages of cancellations as outlined in Obamacare and the CBO's projected costs over the next two decades.

What are you going by? Hope and change?

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1051754 Jan 2, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Iraq at least had a chance to grow into some version of democracy if residual troops had been left behind to finish what was started and if Obama had lifted a little finger to try and negotiate those terms into fruition.
But Obama just wants to be right and that applies to Iraq as well. Nevermind the blood and treasure that has been lost.
Yes, Bush did a wonderful job ordering the surge and helping Iraq to stand on its own two feet.
Can you say Obama did a wonderful job letting Iraq dissolve back into chaos without even a feeble attempt to prevent it?
I see you are incapable of learning.

Look up why Obama is not leaving these troops in Iraq.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1051755 Jan 2, 2014
Whatever wrote:
Pot is legal. Light Bulbs are not. 2014 is already stupid.
Please. Don't post nonsensical crap. I don't want to argue with you.

Old technology incandescent lightbulbs, invented by Thomas Edison in 1880, are actually electric heating elements inside a sealed glass capsule.

They are innefficient, have caused countless fires, and wear out quickly.

I have been switching to LED bulbs, and find them better than compact fluorescents. I bought one with a 7 year warranty.(Phillips)

The whining from the luddites about lightbulbs is stupid.

Do they want to go back to 1880?? Good. Park their cars, buy a horse.
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#1051756 Jan 2, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
What did Bush do about Katrina? He totally underestimated the degree of disaster & failed miserably.<quoted text>

I did some research on why the delay with FEMA:
-The Govenor of The State has to request via a submitted form to The Federal Government to receive FEMA assistance.

-President Bush personally contacted then Governor Kathleen Blanco "pleading" with her to declare Louisiana as a state of emergency and start the process so he could send FEMA in AND to start evacuation process. Until I researched, I didn't know The State is the one that has to request Federal ( EM) Assistance or The Federal Government cannot act.
Blanco never did either ... Until it was too late.

-The degree of disaster was underestimated by both ( former ) Governor Kathleen Blanco and (( former ) New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who both ignored President Bush's phone callS AND the phone calls from The National Weather Service - Bulletin for the New Orleans region of 10:11 a.m.,... 56 hours before Katrina's landfall. All warnings were ignored.

-Both Blanco & Nagin allowed their Egos to get in the way of their common sense and ( poor ) leadership abilities. Go do some research as to WHO was at fault. It wasn't President Bush.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1051757 Jan 2, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Let google be your friend babe.
It appears as though 33% of adult Americans are mouth breathing knuckledraggers.
I repeat__so much for polls.
Right-o, babe.

(This coming from someone who never posts Google sources or any other source, mind you.)

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1051758 Jan 2, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I just keep up with world events. You should try it.
What's your impression of Putin's message to the world on New Year's Eve?
Sorry but I don't go for revisionists history.

Let's start with the failed U.S. forces raid to kidnap lead terrorist Mohammed Farrah Aidid in Somalia. While their original mission was peace-keeping and protect U.N. workers distributing food, mission creep morphed the mission into an active, let's take sides mission, small scale nation building. Kidnapping a militia leader is not a peace keeping mission.

Remember, one person's terrorists is anothers freedom fighter. On you take sides, prepare for combat, as you are no longer a peace-keeper.

as for all that crap about President Clinton having and letting go Osama bin Laden, its all crap. We didn't even realize Al Qaeda,(Arabic for "The Base") was an organization until 98 after Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda took credit for the African Embassy bombings. Up until that point we thought of it as a physical location.

Until then, we had no knowledge that Osama bin Laden had attacked U.S. assets and forces. So that so called deal with Sudan to turn over Osama, we a country where the rule of law used to be adhered to, had nothing to prosecute him for.

Counter Terrorism was identified as the biggest threat to the U.S. under Clinton and became the primary focus of our intel community, law enforcement and military. The Clinton administration tried to brief the incoming Bush administration but the latter refused to meet with the principles.

Under AG Ashcroft, counter terrorism was relegated to secondary importance. The evangelical minister Ashcroft thought illegal drugs and prostitution were a bigger threat. Hence that 40 man, 24/7 stakeout of a New Orleans brothel that was on-going during the attacks of 9/11.

As for Iraq, try reading George H.W. Bush & Brent Scowcroft's op-ed on why they didn't take out Saddam at the end of Gulf War I. he pretty much predicted what would happen, did.

Taking out Saddam had the same result of what happened in Yugoslavia when Tito died. Decades of oppression by the Sunni minority over the majority Shia could only end in civil war. Being that Iran is Shia and has backed the Iraqi Shiites could also have one result-Iran having great influence in Iraqi politics.

The situation is only going to continue to get worse in Iraq. No amount of troops is gonna change that. It will only result in a drain on our national treasury and more Americans being killed, maimed for life and wounded.

Accept reality.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1051759 Jan 2, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's just assuming you and science are all-knowing about life and everything in the universe. Which you and science aren't.
Was there a poll asking if ape-like men living in caves to ancient civilizations of invention and philosophers and advanced technology was because of ET intervention with the human race?
That' something even scientists can't figure out. That darn missing link. It's still missing.
Not really.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1051760 Jan 2, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
MORE PROOF of the unbelievable level of the ignorants of DUHHHHmmy type mindless, jackoot libuhrulTICS....
But dat telebision didnt packs us out dee house to duh safer, dryer just showed uz a big white blob they was callink a storm taking up dat WHOLE place deyz wuz callink duh Gulf er Mexico.
Some days you just outdo yourself with IDIOTNESS...DUHM(fk) Duh A Vey. Gaw.
Realtime wanted Bush to go to New Orleans and drive all those school buses loaded with people out of there who the liberal mayor left stranded - both the buses and the people.

Go figure.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1051762 Jan 2, 2014
Whatever wrote:
As fine print is wont to do, it had buried itself in a long form — Balhorn’s application for free health insurance through the expanded state Medicaid program. As the paperwork lay on the dining-room table in Port Townsend, Prins began reading.
She was shocked: If you’re 55 or over, Medicaid can come back after you’re dead and bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses.
The way Prins saw it, that meant health insurance via Medicaid is hardly “free” for Washington residents 55 or older. It’s a loan, one whose payback requirements aren’t well advertised. And it penalizes people who, despite having a low income, have managed to keep a home or some savings they hope to pass to heirs, Prins said
Consider this;

First your side whines about all the 'free' healthcare given to poorer folks.

Then some Gov'ts, like WA, figure out a way to get some of the taxpayers money back, and you whine.

Is there anything you won't whine about??

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1051763 Jan 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
So you don't believe the media.
Do you listen to the voices in your head??
Or does the info come in via your tinfoil helmet??
Get lost, you racist scum.
You're catching on. No, we don't believe MSNBC. We don't believe ABC, CBS, NBC, and any of the other networks obviously ignoring the blatant facts proving Obama is an ignorant buffoon.

Now, why did Obama lie for two weeks covering up the Al Qaeda attack on the US in Benghazi?
Why are there Islamist terrorist organizations in the White House every day?

And, what do you think about Putin's' message to the world saying he was going to annihilate Islamist terrorists this year? Do you think he's serious? Do you think these clowns running this White House will go bumbling stumbling into another trap a blind person can see like they did in Syria last year?
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1051764 Jan 2, 2014
Progressives need more of us on dope...

"Nationally, more than 6.4 million visits to emergency rooms in 2010, or about 5 percent of total visits, involved patients whose primary diagnosis was a mental health condition or substance abuse. That is up 28 percent from just four years earlier," ;

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1051765 Jan 2, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't call people who never make themselves worth more than minimum wage "working people". Working people are those who don't get run off because they can't show up for work every goddam day on goddam time and they do what they're paid to do while they're at work. Anyone who did this could afford what health insurance cost before the Democrats forced their Marxist ObamaKare on everyone. Oh, yeah. Spending you rmoney drinking and gambling in all the road-side casinos doesn't count as not being able to afford health care.
In short, yes, everyone who can be called "working people" could afford health insurance for their family. ObamaKare changed that.
You can keep the change.
But you claim businesses can't afford to pay more than minimum wage. Now you claim people who work minimum wage are unable to show up at work.

Then you claim these people can buy health insurance.

More proof you have no clue what health insurance costs buying as individuals.

Is there anything you actually know anything about besides mooching off subsidies?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1051766 Jan 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Your hero Vladdy Boy can't even put down a rebellion in Chechyna that began in the 1990's.
His chances of supressing the restive muslim republics is slim to none. Expect more and bigger bombings.
He's looking the fool worldwide, so now he's releasing all his political prisioners to show what a nice guy he is.
The Sochi Olympics will be a disaster for Russia, and esp. for your hero, Vladdy Boy.
Funny how deep your admiration for Communists is. That's why you're a Ted Cruz fanboy.
Play your cards right with Vladdy Boy and you could be the 2nd American buried at the Kremlin.
Put that bong down. That dope is obviously way to strong for you.

Oh, yeah. Why would Putin let this Obama government participate in the security at Sochi when it's obvious there are muslim terrorists committing treason in there? Just how stupid do you think Russians are?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1051767 Jan 2, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
There is still a wide margin of difference in all primary polls:
CNN - 41% approve, 56% disapprove.
ABC News/Washington Post - 43% approve, 55% disapprove, Associated Press - 42% approve, 58% disapprove.
NBC News/Wall Street Journal - 43% approve, 54% disapprove.
Quinnipiac - 38% approve, 57% disapprove.
It has been predicted a second wave of 50 million to 100 million insurance policy cancellations next fall before the mid-term elections.
Can Obama and Democrats fare if that's true? Will growing anxiety among Americans be enough just fearing that as a distinct possibility put this party in jeopardy? How low will the numbers have to go before Obama admits this law is defeated and we can start over again?
Just thinking ahead.
No you're not.

You're just spreading your paranoia and fear.

It's amazing how the Christmas Crew, you, Gunner, and Nobraina, all show up each night after most folks have turned in, just so you can vent your fear and hatred for a changing world that you neither understand nor are a participant in.

And you're here first thing AM.

Do you ever sleep, or has Obama turned you into an insomniac as well??

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