Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1483966 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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dem

Chicago, IL

#1109806 Apr 3, 2014
Tinka wrote:
God dropped out and left the people to their responsibilities...
God's behind?
Oh God of old he is learning...
How much you weigh.

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#1109807 Apr 3, 2014
So who we look up to?

I can tell you that I do not look up at a Mormon and can say man I love those people...

Amen one under a majority...Sucked plunged devoured taken in...

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

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#1109808 Apr 3, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I know.
As opposed to bushie boy who showed no care or emotion when he sent our troops to their deaths for no reason at all.
But, but Bush-it is all his fault because Obama talks like an emotionally stunted 3 year old.

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1109809 Apr 3, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>wow! that was as deep as a kiddy pool...
sheesh!
Projecting?

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#1109810 Apr 3, 2014
To what GOD and hand me over turn me inside out...Twist and SHOUT...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1109811 Apr 3, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Too bad you couldn't clear up the drunk driving conviction.
I do believe you nailed the drunken idiot, her action have already given her away. Her posts seem to indicate that she has another problem now that she cant drive. Nice going dem.

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1109812 Apr 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you saying people's plans were cancelled with no alternative offered? Policies have been cancelled for decades because the insurance companies were always making changes. Replacement policies were offered.
There was no one forcing anyone into the exchanges. Cob-verage outside the exchanges satisfy the mandate.
I am saying plans people liked were cancelled due to OBamacare not the insurance companies

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#1109813 Apr 3, 2014
Doc's reviews of the drugged...

Ripped by your own OFF to Rif Raffed the Republican MONKEY....
dumdemsmama

Satellite Beach, FL

#1109814 Apr 3, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey pizza oven Jew why aren't you stalking that hillbilly drunk driver.
Just kidding. I know you are a little old retarded jagoff.
pizzaovenJewhillbillydrunkdriv eroldretardedjagoffnostrilfckf aceforsure say what? LOL

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1109815 Apr 3, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
This will be happening everywhere.
Case in point that government ran health care would be a disaster
Could you imagine the cost if they tried to do that across the US?

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1109816 Apr 3, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I do believe you nailed the drunken idiot, her action have already given her away. Her posts seem to indicate that she has another problem now that she cant drive. Nice going dem.
It is amusing when you and your socks converse with each other

Bring back Leo-that grammar Nazi is sure messing up a lot lately. Saw were you did another one this morning

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1109817 Apr 3, 2014
Obama To Americans: You Don't Deserve To Be Free
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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

President Obama’s Kansas speech is a remarkable document. In calling for more government controls, more taxation, more collectivism, he has two paragraphs that give the show away. Take a look at them.

there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let’s respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune.“The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes–especially for the wealthy–our economy will grow stronger. Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, well, that’s the price of liberty.

Now, it’s a simple theory. And we have to admit, it’s one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government. That’s in America’s DNA. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker.(Laughter.) But here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked.(Applause.) It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the ’50s and ’60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade.(Applause.) I mean, understand, it’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory.

Though not in Washington, I’m in that “certain crowd” that has been saying for decades that the market will take care of everything. It’s not really a crowd, it’s a tiny group of radicals–radicals for capitalism, in Ayn Rand’s well-turned phrase.

The only thing that the market doesn’t take care of is anti-market acts: acts that initiate physical force. That’s why we need government: to wield retaliatory force to defend individual rights.

Radicals for capitalism would, as the Declaration of Independence says, use government only “to secure these rights”–the rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.(Yes, I added “property” in there–property rights are inseparable from the other three.)

That’s the political philosophy on which Obama is trying to hang the blame for the recent financial crisis and every other social ill. But ask yourself, are we few radical capitalists in charge? Have radical capitalists been in charge at any time in the last, oh, say 100 years?

I pick 100 years deliberately, because it was exactly 100 years ago that a gigantic anti-capitalist measure was put into effect: the Federal Reserve System. For 100 years, government, not the free market, has controlled money and banking. How’s that worked out? How’s the value of the dollar held up since 1913? Is it worth one-fiftieth of its value then or only one-one-hundredth? You be the judge. How did the dollar hold up over the 100 years before this government take-over of money and banking? It actually gained slightly in value.

Laissez-faire hasn’t existed since the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. That was the first of a plethora of government crimes against the free market.
dem

Chicago, IL

#1109818 Apr 3, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I do believe you nailed the drunken idiot, her action have already given her away. Her posts seem to indicate that she has another problem now that she cant drive. Nice going dem.
I didn't do this to hurt or embarrass the dumb hillbilly. She needs to accept The Lord Jesus Christ as her savior or she's fkd in the azz.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1109819 Apr 3, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Projecting?
it is cute when you try to use words and concepts you don't really understand...

it is fun watching you make an ass of yourself.
dem

Chicago, IL

#1109821 Apr 3, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
It is amusing when you and your socks converse with each other
Bring back Leo-that grammar Nazi is sure messing up a lot lately. Saw were you did another one this morning
Lol!!!!!!
You just can't make up how dumb this drunk hillbilly is.
Lol!!!!!

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

Since: Dec 06

KREUZBERG...

#1109822 Apr 3, 2014
In con. fashionably can we see that there is to stream a weave bit wave like to current tiny interference heard something about magnetized to be drawn to inward SHIP AHOY...Sorry kid we can't we can not bring the Pony...

Just you and I son...

Daughters and anglers I know I know to not having much right but then oh so change to that...

Just don't worry...

The sent one of TREU???? Truth alliance and faith in Loyal measure when light was beside in when SON had to go...Go son GO...he moved and he walked and was talked to...

TALKING are we...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1109823 Apr 3, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
I am saying plans people liked were cancelled due to OBamacare not the insurance companies
insurance plans have had to change due to changes in law often..

apparently you never had insurance or you'd know this....

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1109824 Apr 3, 2014
So I am taking predicts. How many votes do you think Obama's budget will get this year

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1109825 Apr 3, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>t so many governments do it better than our system..are you saying the Us isn't as good as other nations?
and we already have the largest gov't sponsored health care system on the planet, and have for decades, here in the US.
facts are fun!
Health care spending still rising for states and cities
BY REID WILSON
January 31 at 10:00 am

The Affordable Care Act, President Obama pledged, would stem the rapidly rising cost of health care. Early indications suggest it has: The growth of total U.S. health-care spending ebbed in 2012 to just 4 percent.
But for state and local governments, bending the cost curve hasn’t happened. In fact, a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows health-care spending is consuming a greater percentage of state and local government budgets than at any time since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began collecting data.
State and local governments spent 31.5 percent of their budgets on health-care costs in 2012, according to CMS and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. That marks an 8 percent increase over the previous year, twice the national rate of increase.

The jump in spending is due in part to the stimulus bill passed by Congress at the depths of the recession in 2009. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act extended grants totaling more than $100 billion to states to cover Medicaid costs, which ballooned as the spike in unemployment drove more job-seekers to the government-run health program.
Despite the increasing numbers of Medicaid enrollees, state spending on Medicaid actually fell between 2008 and 2010.
But when the federal stimulus money dried up, states were still on the hook. State Medicaid expenditures spiked 22 percent between 2010 and 2011, and another 15 percent in 2012.

Over the long term, state and local spending on public employee health insurance and Medicaid have accounted for the largest increases in government spending. Between 1987, when CMS began keeping the data, and 2012, spending on public employee insurance plans grew by 444 percent, while Medicaid spending grew 375 percent, to $188.8 billion.
The Government Accountability Office says health-care spending represents the single greatest threat to state and local government long-term fiscal health. In 2014, the GAO expects local government spending on health care to stand at 4.1 percent of the country’s gross domestic product; by 2060, that number is expected to jump to 7.2 percent.

In a separate GAO report, the agency found money earmarked for health care is becoming an increasingly large portion of the grants the federal government sends to states. In 1980, money for health-care spending made up 24 percent of federal grants to states; by 2010, that number had more than doubled, to 58 percent.
Health care spending made up 13 percent of state and local government expenditures in 1980. Thirty years later, that number was 22 percent.

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1109827 Apr 3, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it is cute when you try to use words and concepts you don't really understand...
it is fun watching you make an ass of yourself.
You have no clue who I am and what my background is- you are a moron

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