Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1396590 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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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1126672 Apr 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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There was a much better way to fix what was once a broken health care system than the government turning into something unrecognizable.
Really Carol how has the healthcare system become "unrecognizable"? Most people still get their coverage from private sector insurance companies and go to private sector hospitals and private practice doctors. The difference that the insurance industry can't pick and choose who they want to cover, cancel coverage when someone gets sick or impose lifetime caps on long term treatments.
You keep saying that there were better ways of fixing the system but never seem to come up with anything.

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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1126673 Apr 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
On a more positive note, melanomas can be completely excised and removed and lymph node biopsies are common and often benign with or without skin cancer and just a precaution. Just thought I'd mention that. For what it's worth.
On a more negative note, a quarter million Floridians can't get access to the early diagnoses and treatment that your husband got.
For what it's worth.

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1126674 Apr 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
Just realized it's down to me and you, Yeah.
So it's time for me to say goodnight.
But think about what I said. Okay?
Have you ever considered taking some time off and at least attempt to address your obvious psychological issues? Your daily bending and twisting and coming to your own conclusion as to what another said or meant, Mostely all designed to fit your own personal and political beliefs. And all the while exhibiting irrational and mean spirited behavior. What we would have if there were enough warped citizens as you would first be a theocracy ran by old white hypocrites practicing racism, condemning women, preaching hell fire and damnation....Oh wait we already had that. It's just that some idiots are never gonna rise above their programmed neanderthal ways. You should listen to PDupont as you really are an idiot, as is most of your bagger friends. PS a message to your God,,,,KMA.

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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1126675 Apr 27, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>The Federal Reserve Deserves Blame For The Financial Crisis
The economic meltdown of 2008 should have surprised no one. Countless economists who belong to the Austrian School of economics saw it coming. Investment mavens Jim Rogers, Peter Schiff and James Grant—all proponents of the Austrian School—were among the very few who predicted the economic meltdown. Peter Schiff was literally laughed at multiple times on national television by media pundits for saying that an economic collapse was on the horizon in 2006 and 2007.
None of these men had crystal balls that could look into the future. As Ludwig von Mises, dean of the modern Austrian School, once said,“if it were possible to calculate the future structure of the market, the future would not be uncertain.” We cannot perfectly compute future market activity. The Keynesian school of economics uses mathematical models in attempts to predict the economic future of a country. Unlike the Austrian School, which instead analyzes human action, most Keynesian economic forecasts have been dead wrong.
Why then have Austrian economists been the most accurate about our current financial situation? We mainly need to look at the policies of the Federal Reserve. The single greatest contributor to financial crises is the Federal Reserve manipulating interest rates in ways that distort the true price of capital. As Friedrich Hayek, a Nobel-prize winning Austrian economist noted, prices play an important role in the economy, transmitting information that allows market participants to coordinate their plans. The Fed’s distortions create the boom and bust cycle by distorting the information that the price signal conveys to consumers and producers. It may seem like businesses are overinvesting but they are simply responding to false economic signals sent by the Federal Reserve.
Peter Schiff draws a perfect analogy between an artificial boom and a circus that comes to a small town for a couple weeks. During this time, the circus attracts a large crowd, which is a boom to local businesses. Now imagine that a local businessman mistakenly believes that the upturn in his business will endure permanently. He then responds by greatly expanding his business by hiring new workers or opening a second location. Ludwig von Mises called this malinvestment instead of overinvesting. All is well until the circus leaves town and the businessman is left with a large surplus of workers and capacity. He finds out he miscalculated when all the wasteful malinvestments are exposed.
The last decade in America has been a textbook example of a boom and bust cycle. Between 2001 and 2004, the Federal Reserve injected new credit into the economy, pushing interest rates to their lowest level since the late 1970s. As a result, the economy was booming just a few short years ago. This sent out false economic signals to businesses with respect to demand for their products. These businesses responded by hiring more staff, buying more resources, investing in capital, and so forth.
The early 2000s marked the boom phase. We experienced a 52-month record streak of uninterrupted job growth from September 2003 to December 2007. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in March 2007 said that “the global economy is more than sound: it’s as strong as I’ve seen it in my business career.” The stock market was too good to be true. On October 9, 2007, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record level of 14,164.53. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke even stated in January 2008 that “the Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession.” Most were too busy celebrating their supposed gains to realize that an inevitable economic bust was about to happen
If you're going to copy and paste an entire article you should cite it and the author which in this case was from Forbes and was an opinion piece by Matt Kibbe of the right wing Freedom Works.
You're a plagiarist.

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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1126676 Apr 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
Some of you still haven't grasped or just won't accept that deductibles and premiums HAVE to be paid up front under ObamaCare before receiving medical attention for everyone who got stuck bearing the cost and tax burden of this monstrosity.
But this little fact is understandably too hard for some to digest. It blows the "affordable" part right out of the water.
Carol, there's nothing in the law that requires deductibles to be paid up front. Where are you getting that hogwash?

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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1126677 Apr 27, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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If you're going to copy and paste an entire article you should cite it and the author which in this case was from Forbes and was an opinion piece by Matt Kibbe of the right wing Freedom Works.
You're a plagiarist.
My bad, you did in fact state that Matt Kibbe wrote the opinion. But it's still and opinion and the author is an extreme right wing tea bagger.

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1126678 Apr 27, 2014
Eleanor Beaver wrote:
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The FACT you have a proven racist VP and Senate Majority leader reaffirms that the political left are bigots AND hypocrites.
Nothing new there.
The "FACT" that you are clueless and fanatical in your quest for any and everything that will disguise your parties prejudices along with their obvious belittling and treatment of women and all not quite like you always shines through. In Bagger world all that are poor, or in need, the elderly, women, healthcare, protection in the work force are derelicts and moochers, while the very rich are worthy of protecting and bowing to. Nothing new here.

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1126679 Apr 27, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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If you're going to copy and paste an entire article you should cite it and the author which in this case was from Forbes and was an opinion piece by Matt Kibbe of the right wing Freedom Works.
You're a plagiarist.
Which is pretty much a daily routine for Flack. But he is careful to make sure his articles are of the right wing varity. Rarely does he post his own words, yet he always comments on libtards being the dumb ones, and all the while pretending to take the moral high ground.

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Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1126680 Apr 27, 2014
Waxman's meltdown continues.

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1126681 Apr 27, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Really Carol how has the healthcare system become "unrecognizable"? Most people still get their coverage from private sector insurance companies and go to private sector hospitals and private practice doctors. The difference that the insurance industry can't pick and choose who they want to cover, cancel coverage when someone gets sick or impose lifetime caps on long term treatments.
You keep saying that there were better ways of fixing the system but never seem to come up with anything.
Orlando Health reports third straight quarter of growth. This was one of the hospital groups that was, cough, rumored to be considering massive layoffs due to ObamaCare.

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1126682 Apr 27, 2014
Emeem wrote:
Waxman's meltdown continues.
Yea he is like a fat, cheap, foul smelling candle that is half lite all the time.

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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1126683 Apr 27, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
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You are showing off your own ignorance since you refuse to understand the cloture vote rules in the Senate. Barney Frank refused to allow any bills regulating Fannie/Freddie to come to a vote and he claimed they were fine and needed no supervision.
Barney Frank opposed regulating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2003...
2003
Bush Administration Proposes New Agency to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae
NOW HERE'S BARNEY FRANK...
''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee.''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/11/business/ne...
HEY STUPID! In 2003 the GOP held control of both houses of Congress. Barney Frank couldn't have blocked a pizza delivery let alone any kind of legislation. Also 2003 was before the extent of the toxic loans churned out by unregulated mortgage brokers was known.
You're an idiot!

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1126684 Apr 27, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Orlando Health reports third straight quarter of growth. This was one of the hospital groups that was, cough, rumored to be considering massive layoffs due to ObamaCare.
What !!!, Surely they lie?????

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1126685 Apr 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Can't go along with that. Bundy's land fees and the overreaction by the federal government was one thing. But what he said was out of plain ignorance.
Slavery was a very cruel institution. No one would wish to be a slave in the south and Bundy would not wish it on himself or his own family.
He went too far.
The silver lining is he shone a big spotlight on real racism. Makes labeling those a racist who simply want smaller government seem rather petty now.
Yeah, right,'it takes a racist to know a racist' LOL

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1126686 Apr 27, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! In 2003 the GOP held control of both houses of Congress. Barney Frank couldn't have blocked a pizza delivery let alone any kind of legislation. Also 2003 was before the extent of the toxic loans churned out by unregulated mortgage brokers was known.
You're an idiot!
Barney: I find it particularly flattering the Republicans now claim that in the years 1995 to 2006 I personally possessed supernatural powers which enabled me to force mighty Republican leaders to do my bidding. Choose your comic book hero -- I was all of them.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-barney-fran...
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1126687 Apr 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Wish everyone loved the poor as much as Jesus did.
Some of you act like there isn't a safety net in place. Has been for decades.
However, Jesus was not a socialist. He was not a conservative. He was absolutely apolitical in every sense of the word.
Liberal/progressive/socialists just love to take ownership of everything. But Jesus doesn't take sides in our short-lived political arenas. He just wants all sides to love God. And each other. Which means looking out for other. Government has its hands full already.
If we were looking to God to meet our needs and heal our land, we wouldn't even need to pick sides and the government could take a breather.
Religious and historical generalizations from the Pope of Orlando, First Church of Faux
LOL
-Angela
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1126688 Apr 27, 2014
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah, right,'it takes a racist to know a racist' LOL
Carol seem to be melting.
After write "Surrender Obama" across the sky over Emerald City

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1126689 Apr 27, 2014
Patrick n Angela wrote:
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Religious and historical generalizations from the Pope of Orlando, First Church of Faux
LOL
-Angela
she clearldoesn't even know the history of this jessus fellow he was almost wholly political against the rule of rome over israel (the rest of the world called it palestine at the time, really.)
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1126690 Apr 27, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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.....do I sound
like woodtick yet?
a bit of Bundy...
read Carol's posts and try to improve
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1126691 Apr 27, 2014
right wing heads will explode.....

Obama denounces ‘ignorant’ alleged racism by LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling

"I don't think I have to interpret those statements for you. They kind of speak for themselves," said Obama.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/27/obama-d...

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