Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1417408 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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1080678 Feb 16, 2014
Mr Black Mayor Nagin thought the granite business would boom after Katrina, since 80% of the city’s residents needed to rebuild. Yet his firm, Stone Age, foundered, and he leaned on city contractors to prop it up. He also squeezed Home Depot, a retail giant, in 2007 when it was looking to build a store in New Orleans. Home Depot wound up hiring the Nagin family firm as an exclusive countertop installer for several stores.

And yet...liberals aka democrats blamed Bush--because as you can see that is what liberals do--O'bama still blaming Bush-seems to me, Nagin and O'bama come from the same black mold. Would that be correct? the mold creeps in and pretty soon you have to condemn the whole black house.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1080679 Feb 16, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>We are a government of the people, by the people. Put the homosexual bill on the ballot and let the people vote-that's is what our founders set our government up to do. Don't you agree. By the people sonic--our laws are supposed to be made by the people. Let's vote!
and once again...yet once again,sadly....you show you haven't the slightest clue as to how your own nation works. not even enough to be a true citizen.

what you stated is, in fact, the exact opposite of what our founding fathers set up....

is there some country you are a citizen of where you actually know enough about it to be a decent citizen?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1080680 Feb 16, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
You're making some very broad assumptions here Carol, and you're blowing the whole thing out of proportion.
“The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the legislation, on net, will reduce the amount of labor used in the economy by a small amount—roughly half a percent—primarily by reducing the amount of labor that workers choose to supply.”[CBO, 8/1/2010]
This is going to consist primarily of those choosing to retire early and those jobs will be filled by others reducing the unemployment rate. Others will use the opportunity to expand their education, care for family or even take the risk of starting their own business.
Additionally, individuals living with pre-existing conditions may no longer have to work two jobs in order to have access to health insurance.
At the same time, CBO projects that the Affordable Care Act could remove some disincentives for Medicaid beneficiaries to work.
“In contrast, another feature of the Medicaid expansion removes an existing disincentive to work for many low-income individuals…The health care legislation will allow parents to work and still qualify for Medicaid until their income exceeds 138 percent of the FPL.Moreover, parents whose income exceeds the new, higher threshold may be able to work and receive the tax credits and cost-sharing reductions for insurance purchased through the exchanges.”[CBO, 8/1/2010]
In a letter to the House Education and Workforce Committee, prominent economists and distinguished scholars argue that,“leaving in place the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 will significantly strengthen our nation’s economy over the long haul and promote more rapid economic recovery in the immediate years ahead. Repealing the Affordable Care Act would cause needless economic harm and would set back efforts to create a more disciplined and more effective health care system.”[Letter to EW, 1/26/2011]
So Carol your allegations are, as usual, totally baseless and there's no evidence that premiums are going to go up.
so how long before the O'bama and his care are going to stop the subsidies? when people aren't working how do they get tax credits. Stop the pharma-the cost of your health care will come down. Of course maybe that is the liberal dream-everyone smokes weed. Utopia liberal Utopia. LOL-Liberal healthcare=smoke weed.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1080681 Feb 16, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>We are a government of the people, by the people. Put the homosexual bill on the ballot and let the people vote-that's is what our founders set our government up to do. Don't you agree. By the people sonic--our laws are supposed to be made by the people. Let's vote!
ok, let's vote.

‘Stunning’ shift on gay marriage is changing political landscape

When the new attorney general in Virginia decided recently to oppose his state’s ban on gay marriage, it might have been dismissed as an isolated move by a Democrat seeking to reverse Republican policy. But it underscored the speed and breadth of a fundamental change in the country.

Public opinion on same-sex marriage is changing at breathtaking speed. Voters across the nation are dropping their opposition, and many state gay-marriage bans just recently adopted are already coming under assault.

“On no issue in American life have opinions changed as fast as they have on gay rights,” said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster and political consultant.“It is truly a stunning development.”

The change is especially vexing for Republicans, who used the issue to get conservative voters to the polls just a decade ago and now are torn between their traditional stance and political base on one hand and the quickly changing political landscape on the other.

Among the most dramatic shifts are in politically key battleground states such as Virginia, which was a bellwether in the last two presidential elections.

The state’s newly elected attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring, announced recently that he’d join a lawsuit to overturn Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. It wasn’t just an abrupt reversal from his Republican predecessor, Ken Cuccinelli – who vehemently opposed gay marriage and who lost a bid for the governor’s office in November – it underscored a turn for the state itself.

The ban passed eight years ago with the support of 57 percent of the state’s voters, including Herring, who says his views on the issue have evolved. He’s not the only one to change his mind. Polls find that most other Virginians now support same-sex marriage, with 56 percent of likely voters opposing the state’s ban in an October poll by Virginia’s Christopher Newport University.

Many Republican legislators in Virginia, faced with those numbers, are hesitating to defend the gay marriage ban on its merits.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/03/3905413...

but hey, conservatives seem to love to fight from the minority position, so there is that.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1080683 Feb 16, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, in fact it hasn't where it's been done. use stayed the same and abuse dropped. and then the funds wasted on drug wars could be used to treat abusers at less cost.
read about how it worked in Portugal.
the real world is fun!
Why don't you use your favorite country? Mexico. Now they work with the moslems and bring in heroin--seems that should be reason enough to lock the Mexican border down. Oxycotin is legal--and now we have at least 25 million women addicted to it. And if they run out-they turn to heroin--your analogy is flawed.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1080685 Feb 16, 2014
Liberals R Defective wrote:
<quoted text>I was wondering how much complete bull shit a progressive tool could post on Topix. Now I know. Don't you have anything better to do than posting fabricated opinion pieces? Isn't there a pre-teen boy that you could fixate on, or something?
fabricated? pretty sure Ted is once again wasting taxpayer money.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1080686 Feb 16, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>We are a government of the people, by the people. Put the homosexual bill on the ballot and let the people vote-that's is what our founders set our government up to do. Don't you agree. By the people sonic--our laws are supposed to be made by the people. Let's vote!
somethngs are not up to vote...

remember Jim Crow laws were voted in
separate but equal was also voted it
laws against interracial marriage were voted in
slavery was also voted in and was part of the Constitution too.
ptbw forever

Georgetown, IN

#1080688 Feb 16, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
ok, let's vote.
‘Stunning’ shift on gay marriage is changing political landscape
When the new attorney general in Virginia decided recently to oppose his state’s ban on gay marriage, it might have been dismissed as an isolated move by a Democrat seeking to reverse Republican policy. But it underscored the speed and breadth of a fundamental change in the country.
Public opinion on same-sex marriage is changing at breathtaking speed. Voters across the nation are dropping their opposition, and many state gay-marriage bans just recently adopted are already coming under assault.
“On no issue in American life have opinions changed as fast as they have on gay rights,” said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster and political consultant.“It is truly a stunning development.”
The change is especially vexing for Republicans, who used the issue to get conservative voters to the polls just a decade ago and now are torn between their traditional stance and political base on one hand and the quickly changing political landscape on the other.
Among the most dramatic shifts are in politically key battleground states such as Virginia, which was a bellwether in the last two presidential elections.
The state’s newly elected attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring, announced recently that he’d join a lawsuit to overturn Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. It wasn’t just an abrupt reversal from his Republican predecessor, Ken Cuccinelli – who vehemently opposed gay marriage and who lost a bid for the governor’s office in November – it underscored a turn for the state itself.
The ban passed eight years ago with the support of 57 percent of the state’s voters, including Herring, who says his views on the issue have evolved. He’s not the only one to change his mind. Polls find that most other Virginians now support same-sex marriage, with 56 percent of likely voters opposing the state’s ban in an October poll by Virginia’s Christopher Newport University.
Many Republican legislators in Virginia, faced with those numbers, are hesitating to defend the gay marriage ban on its merits.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/03/3905413...
but hey, conservatives seem to love to fight from the minority position, so there is that.
Meanwhile the pro abortion movement is becoming more and more fringe despite widespread state sponsored propaganda and tax funded support.

And it is now legal to have concealed guns in all of California, so the anti-gun idiots only have Chicago and some of New York left(which you continue to lose ground on).

Conservatives are winning on the issues that really matter, and gay marriage could easily shift back the other way once social justice warriors can't use it as a battering ram issue for the left.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1080689 Feb 16, 2014
Dunn faces 60 years for shooting at teens

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...

it's not enough.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1080690 Feb 16, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you use your favorite country? Mexico. Now they work with the moslems and bring in heroin--seems that should be reason enough to lock the Mexican border down. Oxycotin is legal--and now we have at least 25 million women addicted to it. And if they run out-they turn to heroin--your analogy is flawed.
any reason you couldn't answer the bullshit you stated before and had to change topics? i made no analogy at all. you don't even seem to understand what you read...

run away, feltcher, run away from your won words...

what a coward.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1080691 Feb 16, 2014
Liberals R Defective wrote:
<quoted text>I was wondering how much complete bull shit a progressive tool could post on Topix. Now I know. Don't you have anything better to do than posting fabricated opinion pieces? Isn't there a pre-teen boy that you could fixate on, or something?
yet you obviously couldn't even attempt to counter any of the facts in his post, why is that?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1080692 Feb 16, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
Meanwhile the pro abortion movement is becoming more and more fringe despite widespread state sponsored propaganda and tax funded support.
And it is now legal to have concealed guns in all of California, so the anti-gun idiots only have Chicago and some of New York left(which you continue to lose ground on).
Conservatives are winning on the issues that really matter, and gay marriage could easily shift back the other way once social justice warriors can't use it as a battering ram issue for the left.
The culture war is over, and conservatives lost

It's time we conservatives accepted an alarming truth: Americans no longer agree with us

In recent months, it has been especially depressing to be a conservative. In the past, one could more easily endure the ranting of liberal commentators by taking solace that — outside of New York City and Washington, D.C.— most of the country was center-right. Thus, whenever an elite liberal commentator said something fringy, one could always console himself by saying (or at least thinking): "I hope you push that idea, because you'll keep losing elections in real America."

Today, conservatives have made a shocking discovery: They are the ones in danger of appearing out of touch with middle America.

http://theweek.com/article/index/238329/the-c...

conservatives might win a few battles, but they won't win the war.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1080693 Feb 16, 2014
Why conservatives are losing, and may deserve to lose, the culture war

If conservatives want to know why they’re losing the culture war, and why the so-called gay rights movement is effecting a political, social and legal revolution in America — on marriage, adoption, military service and a host of other issues — look no further than Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).

Graham is quoted in Saturday’s Washington Post about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and, amazingly, says this:

The policy is a major change. There’s all kinds of evidence that some people can accommodate change; other people feel like they can’t accommodate the change.

In other words, the problem with openly gay service isn’t the gay activists who want to enforce public acceptance of open homosexuality; it’s religious and cultural traditionalists who are having difficulty “accommodat[ing] change”!

With political friends like this, who needs enemies?! In this, as in many other areas, Graham votes right while talking and winking left. He buys into many of the Left’s political and cultural presuppositions.

Unfortunately, Graham is not alone. In fact, the same thing could be said, unfortunately, about many conservatives: They become pathetically inarticulate and tongue-tied — and, therefore, de facto left-libertarians — on social and cultural issues. And I include here most conservative journalists.

Given this sad trajectory, it is only a matter of time before “gay marriage” becomes the social and legal norm in all of America, and “Heather Has Two Mommies” a noncontroversial cultural touchstone.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/20/why-conserv...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1080694 Feb 16, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Why conservatives are losing, and may deserve to lose, the culture war
If conservatives want to know why they’re losing the culture war, and why the so-called gay rights movement is effecting a political, social and legal revolution in America — on marriage, adoption, military service and a host of other issues — look no further than Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).
Graham is quoted in Saturday’s Washington Post about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and, amazingly, says this:
The policy is a major change. There’s all kinds of evidence that some people can accommodate change; other people feel like they can’t accommodate the change.
In other words, the problem with openly gay service isn’t the gay activists who want to enforce public acceptance of open homosexuality; it’s religious and cultural traditionalists who are having difficulty “accommodat[ing] change”!
With political friends like this, who needs enemies?! In this, as in many other areas, Graham votes right while talking and winking left. He buys into many of the Left’s political and cultural presuppositions.
Unfortunately, Graham is not alone. In fact, the same thing could be said, unfortunately, about many conservatives: They become pathetically inarticulate and tongue-tied — and, therefore, de facto left-libertarians — on social and cultural issues. And I include here most conservative journalists.
Given this sad trajectory, it is only a matter of time before “gay marriage” becomes the social and legal norm in all of America, and “Heather Has Two Mommies” a noncontroversial cultural touchstone.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/20/why-conserv...
it makes me sad that the far right has annexed the term 'conservative'. no real conservative would back such platforms as antithetical to our founding goals as these far right freaks do...

what is a true conservative in the US to do?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1080695 Feb 16, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
Meanwhile the pro abortion movement is becoming more and more fringe despite widespread state sponsored propaganda and tax funded support.
And it is now legal to have concealed guns in all of California, so the anti-gun idiots only have Chicago and some of New York left(which you continue to lose ground on).
Conservatives are winning on the issues that really matter, and gay marriage could easily shift back the other way once social justice warriors can't use it as a battering ram issue for the left.
wow! you are really out of touch with the real world, aren't you?
Liberals R Defective

Seattle, WA

#1080696 Feb 16, 2014
Come to think of it I've got a few teenaged boys down in the basement I'll sell you progressive retards. One of them is so fresh he's still got dew on him.
Liberals R Defective

Seattle, WA

#1080697 Feb 16, 2014
I think I agree with Ted Cruz when he says that preteen boys are more fun physically, but the truth is I still like the fact that the older boys and I have something to talk about when we're together.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1080698 Feb 16, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>any reason you couldn't answer the bullshit you stated before and had to change topics? i made no analogy at all. you don't even seem to understand what you read...
run away, feltcher, run away from your won words...
what a coward.
let's discuss your precious propaganda of Portugal-you see it as a success. Look at the White House site that keeps tracks of the deaths in Portugal since the drug laws changed-more deaths from drugs and less arrests--of course you can't arrest dead people. In Portugal the dead are not allowed to vote for democrats-like they can in urban controlled democrat areas in the United States. Only liberals consider death a successful program.
Old Blue Eyes

New York, NY

#1080699 Feb 16, 2014
JOHN GOTTI wrote:
<quoted text>
It makes me hard as a preacher''s whatsis when you go all biblical baby!
Johnny, baby, sorry I missed youse. Meet me down where Jimmy Ryan's used to be an we can peruse Hell's Kitchen together.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1080701 Feb 16, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Sure let's talk about him--what was the former Governor of Virginia convicted of?
Give it time.

But I see you have no problem defending the white guy. Just like I knew you would.

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