Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1784354 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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1056162 Jan 7, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
They counted everyone with a BS degree.
You want to tell me these are all research scientists?
Are they scientists at all in their jobs?
Some one that got a BS in Mechanical engineering knows very little about Climate science and/or research.
Your post was just another one of those e-mails that get passed around to dupe the mentally deficient.
most "research scientists" are paid by government grants and are soon unemployed if they fail to produce the desired conclusions...
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1056163 Jan 7, 2014
RUSH10ME wrote:
More "wealth redistribution" on the way ? obama to give millions to inner city "promise zones" , businesses will be given tax deals and incentives for hiring new employees and in some cases flat out reimbursed for wages paid out , these "promise zones" are most often in the highest crime areas and already have had more money thrown at the problem to no avail than the govt. can even keep track of , the amount of money isn't that much as is the willingness to keep throwing it away on the samethings over and over again , I am sure all that money in those areas will be well spent on things like education , why not just air drop a load of hooked on phonics worked for me programs along with job applications.
The Dems need to deflect attention from their failed ObammyCare, so the buzzword de jour is now: INEQUALITY.

It's no mystery what the left intends to make its next life-or-death issue de jour: income inequality.

Liberals are all popping off about it. It's everywhere, from Obama's speeches to liberal think tanks to liberal reporters.

It's almost as if they were conspiring to distract us from Obamacare. Nah!

On "Meet the Press," PBS anchorwoman Judy Woodruff sounded the alarm, not as a dispassionate reporter but as a progressive advocate. While acknowledging Obama's problems with Obamacare, she breathlessly insisted, "At the same time, the argument for doing something about the economy, the argument for addressing inequality, is such a compelling argument."

Behold the liberal mindset. It's apparently only of passing concern to Woodruff that Obamacare caused cancellations of millions of policies of insurance for people. That is so last year.

The important thing is that liberal icon Barack Obama forced quasi-socialized health care through Congress, and any harm it causes people must take a back seat to advancement of the progressive agenda, which is ostensibly designed (in the progressives' minds) to prevent harm to people. Ignore the foolish inconsistency. Nor does it matter that Obama lied about the harm his sacred plan would cause. The progressive agenda is marching forward.

Liberals must now shift our attention to the next issue they can preen about and showcase their moral superiority.

Notice that Woodward didn't say, "We need to get the economy moving again and get people back to work." She conflated "doing something about the economy" with "the argument for addressing inequality."

News flash: You don't do something about the economy by obsessing over income redistribution. The two are connected, but not in the sense that liberals believe they are.
While Obama liberals scoff at conservatives for their alleged "trickledown" approach to economics, they make the preposterous counterargument that you grow the economy "from the middle out," by which they mean you fuel economic growth by redistributing income.

You don't generate economic activity by punishing producers and taking their earnings and giving the money to others. How in the world could that expand the economic pie? Have we never learned from the Ants & Grasshoppers fable?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1056165 Jan 7, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"uselesssinceforever00 "
So you are saying the president in this case nobama can change a law passed by congress? It is okay for him to change start dates? Ir is okay for him to give his backers a bye? It is okay for him to lie and say if you like your doctor you can keep him. Period. You are saying, that the boy president can say screw what the law says, I know all. You are a simple troll, if the boy president likes it you buy it hook, line and sinker.
Peace
KMA
Happy New Year
Yes, that is what I am saying. First of all, when Obama said "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it", he was quoting from the law. He didn't make it up. It is right there...in the law written and passed by Congress...Sec. 1251. Preservation of right to maintain existing coverage.

Obama has not given anyone a "bye" and it is the constitution that has assigned him the responsibility for making sure the law is successful. If he finds it necessary to change dates in response to government conflicts, website malfunctions, and consumer complaints, he is doing his job.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1056166 Jan 7, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
They can buy a slave from Russia! Like you dummy. Wait till she gets her green card or citizenship; they Yuri's moving in.
I've read the last couple if pages and all you've done is mock people who don't agree with you...then people wonder why you get treated the way you do. Pathetic.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1056167 Jan 7, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yet there are no death panels..
an pre ACA, it was the insurance companies regularly telling people they had reached the cap on their insurance and would now have to just die in a quiet and uncostly way...
Call it by the name Obama said he likes. It's ObamaKare, and there's nothing affordable about it if you work for a living.

You're late on the discussion, so I'll give some information I forced one of the Democrat dupes here to post. The stmbled into a trap and posted the text from the ObamaKare legislation that says "The Secretary will determine..." everything. There is no standard to apply any provision of ObamaKare. It is completely at the arbitrary and subjective discretion of "the Secretary".(Perhaps if you don't want to remain ignorant, you can read the ObamaKare law for yourself and see it.)
Now, let's get to the ObamaKare Death Panels. That would be the IPAC. As the law is written, the IPAC determines what will be paid for and what won't be paid for, as directed by "the Secretary".

Now, let's go over this again:
ObamaKare Death Panel: "We're sorry Mr. Smith. Your life isn't funded for next year because some crachwhore needs an abortion."

If you don't feel stupid now, it's because you are stupid.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1056168 Jan 7, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the global warming scam is falling apart and the Luddites are desperate...
they have no facts, only polls...
they know it, that's why its called "climate change" now.
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1056169 Jan 7, 2014
Obammy's Cure for Inequality: Redistribution

As history demonstrates, it will redistribution will shrink the pie by disincentivizing all groups from producing.

The wealthy will produce less because when you increase taxes on something (in this case, productivity and success), you get less of it. The recipients will mostly produce less because they are rewarded for not producing.

So "addressing inequality" is connected to "doing something about the economy" but in precisely the opposite way the left implies.

Efforts to misuse the tax code to equalize outcomes -- as opposed to using it for the purpose of securing funds for constitutionally prescribed federal government functions -- will usually harm the economy.

Some liberals probably don't even believe their own propaganda that redistribution stimulates economic growth.

In 2008, Obama told ABC's Charlie Gibson he favors increasing capital gains tax rates despite the fact that such increases had resulted in less revenue for the government. "It's a matter of fairness, Charlie."

For Obama, it was more important to punish the "rich" than to help the poor. That's his mindset -- and it's warped.

Don't get me wrong. Obama and his fellow leftists are fixated on redistributing wealth, but a major component of that, as witnessed by his attitude on increasing the capital gains rate, is that the wealthy need to be punished -- even if it means hurting lower-income groups.

The irony of all this is that these liberal policies often result in exacerbating income inequality. Obama can pretend, once again, that he's an innocent bystander, but income inequality is getting worse under his presidency.

A half-century and trillions of dollars in government transfer payments have not helped the poor.

Even The New York Times is grudgingly conceding that after 50 years, "the war on poverty declared 50 years ago by President Lyndon B. Johnson has largely failed."

Whether or not liberals are able to process the reality that their programs have failed, they will not abandon them, because class warfare and government dependency programs are their ticket to power.

CNN's Candy Crowley unwittingly admitted as much when she asked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker why any unemployed American or minimum wage worker would become a Republican.

It's not that conservatives don't care about the poor. It's that we do care about the poor -- and everyone else. We believe that our free market solutions generate economic growth, stimulate upward mobility and improve the economic lives of far more people, including the poor and middle class, than any other system. History vindicates us.

The left will always win the "look at how much I care about you" contest. But it loses in the "actually caring" department because at some point, people have to be presumed to have intended the damaging results their policies have consistently caused.

Liberals can posture about how much they care and they can try desperately to change the channel from Obamacare, but the devastating harm that program has caused to millions already may finally have punctured their pretense of caring and their shameless practice of attempting to exempt themselves from accountability for their policies.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1056171 Jan 7, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
computer models can be constructed to predict whatever propaganda is desired...
like the idea that ObamaKKKare would reduce insurance premiums...
computers: Garbage in, Garbage out...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1056172 Jan 7, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You are using a special interest group and an opinion piece to boot as your source? Get better sources.
The prediction was not some fuzzy functional claim but......high-profile climate commentators did predict that the ice was going to disappear.
In fact the actual data shows that the ice at the south pole has increased by 80%
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/J...
what does "Functionally Ice-Free" mean anyway? It either has ice or it doesn't.

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1056174 Jan 7, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm reminded of the times my wife complains to me and says she thinks she's getting fat.
I'm 62. I deserve to get fat, moron. I earned it. I'm just waiting until I start getting fat.
By the way, have you figured out yet just how the White House became part of the Islamist terrorist network? How about whether Obama lied about being born in Kenya, or he lied about being born in Hawaii? You never told us what you think is the reason for Obama lying for two weeks covering up the Al Qaeda attack on the United States in Benghazi. And, you never told us where you think the money will come from to pay for Obama's government.... and on, and on, and on....
... you're a moron. I'm thinking you were one of the easiest to dupe.
So,when I trash your global warming theory, your ploy is to change the subject.

Obama was born in Hawaii & has never said otherwise.

There was no cover up concerning Benghazi

Ad you STill don't know how our government is funded.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1056175 Jan 7, 2014
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Now which one of these views do you support the Liberal View or the Conservative View.
The liberal view
• There are people in this world who need help. They struggle to put food on the table, or can’t afford medical care—and many of them live in the United States. A civilized society would try to help them, instead of leaving them to fend for themselves.(Someday, the one who needs a helping hand may be you, or someone you love. All it takes is a serious illness, an injury, a lay-off, or a death in the family.)
The conservative view
• People are responsible for themselves—and, given the chance, they’re capable of supporting themselves and their families. If the government makes a practice of providing for people (with welfare, for example), they become weak and dependent, and lose their will to work. Nothing could be more destructive to the health of our society.
Liberal vs. Conservative Values
http://news-basics.com/2010/liberal-vs-conser...
that is just one definition of liberal and conservative on just one issue.

again, you have already failed at this bu it is fun to point out...show me one successful modern nation without a welfare system...

run away, now little boy, run away again...
RUSH10ME

King William, VA

#1056176 Jan 7, 2014
The first "smart rifles" are being shipped out today , a texas based company has developed a computer interfaced weapon that can literaly turn a first time shooter into a sniper , the base cost of the weapon 22,500 US , and yes it is being sold to the public ,the first ordered are now being shipped .

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1056177 Jan 7, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You haven't seen the run to the ER rooms yet. Hospitals will have to build annexes as
waiting rooms.
Obamacare will leave more uninsured and more unsure if their insured because their information wasn't received correctly by the insurers than anything we even imagined before.
But when reports start surfacing of people dying because they couldn't afford the Obamacare insurance or really weren't insured after all or their specialists weren't covered under Obamacare that all heck's going to break loose.
We can only hope the damage in the wake of Obamacare will be minimal before Americans come to their senses and demand this president's resignation so we can finally start over again.
There will certainly be some politician who will assure everyone that will be fixed. Then, he will assure everyone that fixing these things take time. After some time, everyone who has not been indoctrinated with the new education information will have died, and all that will be here are useless sheep waiting to be fed by the government, then all problems will be solved because the population will be so ignorant they won't even know the difference.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1056178 Jan 7, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>he's a know bullshitting idiot.
What's "a know bullshitting idiot"?

At least he can spell, Loon-A-Tick!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1056180 Jan 7, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
"Anyone who wants a job can find one if they look", so says DBWriter and Galt. Are you calling them liars?
give me any city in the united states and I'll find a job within 50 miles. Barrow Alaska excluded.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1056181 Jan 7, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i gave you whole pages full!
Direct link to a study. If you have a whole page full this shouldn't be a challenge for you to discover a study that refutes mine.

Why are you obfuscating?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1056182 Jan 7, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>The Dems need to deflect attention from their failed ObammyCare, so the buzzword de jour is now: INEQUALITY.
ObamaKKKare was never about anything other than wealth redistribution...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1056185 Jan 7, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, that is what I am saying. First of all, when Obama said "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it", he was quoting from the law. He didn't make it up. It is right there...in the law written and passed by Congress...Sec. 1251. Preservation of right to maintain existing coverage.
Obama has not given anyone a "bye" and it is the constitution that has assigned him the responsibility for making sure the law is successful. If he finds it necessary to change dates in response to government conflicts, website malfunctions, and consumer complaints, he is doing his job.
First of all, when Obama said "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it", he was quoting from the law.

that phrase us no where in the law. Why do you lie?

he didn't say "if your plan qualifies". He said "if you LIKE your plan". Sorry, but your word games don't work in the non MSNBC world.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1056186 Jan 7, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, that is what I am saying. First of all, when Obama said "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it", he was quoting from the law. He didn't make it up. It is right there...in the law written and passed by Congress...Sec. 1251. Preservation of right to maintain existing coverage.
Obama has not given anyone a "bye" and it is the constitution that has assigned him the responsibility for making sure the law is successful. If he finds it necessary to change dates in response to government conflicts, website malfunctions, and consumer complaints, he is doing his job.
totally incorrect...

the Constitution charges the President with enforcing the law, not with "making it successful"...whatever the f*ck that means...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1056187 Jan 7, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Call it by the name Obama said he likes. It's ObamaKare, and there's nothing affordable about it if you work for a living.
You're late on the discussion, so I'll give some information I forced one of the Democrat dupes here to post. The stmbled into a trap and posted the text from the ObamaKare legislation that says "The Secretary will determine..." everything. There is no standard to apply any provision of ObamaKare. It is completely at the arbitrary and subjective discretion of "the Secretary".(Perhaps if you don't want to remain ignorant, you can read the ObamaKare law for yourself and see it.)
Now, let's get to the ObamaKare Death Panels. That would be the IPAC. As the law is written, the IPAC determines what will be paid for and what won't be paid for, as directed by "the Secretary".
Now, let's go over this again:
ObamaKare Death Panel: "We're sorry Mr. Smith. Your life isn't funded for next year because some crachwhore needs an abortion."
If you don't feel stupid now, it's because you are stupid.
pure bullshit. no death panels at all.

who is this "secretary"? why will they determine what a private company will pay for with it's policy that is clearly laid out for the buyer? you are not making any sense at all!

sorry pal, you are just ranting about crap that doesn't even make sense. let alone has on iota of fact in the real world..but then you seem to do that quite often.

glad i could point out the real facts for you...

read your insurance policy purchased from a private company. that will tell you everything they will pay for. the gov't has absolutely no say in that.(they may mandate what is covered, but your policy will tell you what is paid for and what is not, no gov't person or agency will ever change that.)

try thinking, fool, these concepts are quite easy to grasp. you have been used and abused by the people you parrot...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Slowik: Blue Island mayor faces intense critici... 1 hr Justified 123
Trump is A (Oct '17) 1 hr Motel Hate Tents 889
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 6 hr Zxq_qxZ 243,604
More cost-effective than a wall... 6 hr MPMMB 5
Four letter word game (Dec '11) 7 hr MPMMB 2,670
Change one letter in the word (Mar '12) 7 hr MPMMB 171
{keep A word drop A word} (Oct '11) 7 hr MPMMB 12,420

Chicago Jobs

Personal Finance

Chicago Mortgages