Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1705990 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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TPRTY

United States

#1140769 May 23, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess you missed the part where any action Clinton took against terrorist threats was criticized as trying to divert attention from the Republican goal in Congress of taking him down.
The actions he took were criticized? Gee...no. Really?

Guess you missed the FACT that a recently received response to a 2002 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed another major missed opportunity by the Clinton administration to prevent the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which is part of perhaps the most catastrophic failure in the history of U.S. intelligence.

In early 2000, the documents informed America’s top intelligence analysts that al Qaeda had devised a sophisticated plan to hijack a commercial airliner departing Frankfurt International Airport between March and August 2000. The terrorist team was to consist of an Arab, a Pakistani and a Chechen, and their targets were U.S. Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France. The document pieces together an intricate plot directed by a 40-year-old Saudi, Sheik Dzabir, from a prominent family with ties to the House of Saud. It revealed that al Qaeda had actually penetrated the consular section of the German Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, relying on a contact referred to as “Mrs. Wagner” to provide European Union visas for use in forged Pakistani passports for the terrorists.

So, how did the Clinton administration respond? In the incriminating words of the intelligence information report, advanced warning of the plot “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.” Perhaps that explains why, for 13 years, the report was classified “secret” and hidden from public view until Judicial Watch forced its release in August of 2013.

In short, nearly two full years before the horrific attack on the World Trade Center, the international Islamic terrorist cabal revealed its insidious hand for all the world to see. The details of names, addresses and other information from this report should have provided “actionable intelligence” for any number of U.S. anti-terrorist operations. Instead, every scintilla of the information “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.”
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1140770 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
Paul Krugman, 2013:
¨We’re going to need more revenue…Surely it will require some sort of middle class taxes as well.. We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes… on the middle class, maybe a value added tax…And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits . So the snarky version…which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.¨
A leftist can't help but spew the truth - their reality - when they get pissed off.
I said something deliberately provocative on This Week, so I think I’d better clarify what I meant (which I did on the show, but it can’t hurt to say it again.)

So, what I said is that the eventual resolution of the deficit problem both will and should rely on “death panels and sales taxes”. What I meant is that

(a) health care costs will have to be controlled, which will surely require having Medicare and Medicaid decide what they’re willing to pay for — not really death panels, of course, but consideration of medical effectiveness and, at some point, how much we’re willing to spend for extreme care

(b) we’ll need more revenue — several percent of GDP — which might most plausibly come from a value-added tax

And if we do those two things, we’re most of the way toward a sustainable budget.

By the way, I’ve said this before.

Now, you may declare that this is politically impossible. But medical costs must be controlled somehow, or nothing works. And is a modest VAT really so much more implausible than ending the mortgage interest deduction?

So that’s my plan. And I believe that some day — maybe in the first Chelsea Clinton administration — it will actually happen.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/d...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1140771 May 23, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't go telling other people what they meant to say Carol. You keep harping about lies being told but you're light on the specifics.
Hillary isn't really my first choice; I'd much rather see Elizabeth Warren in the White House but she's head and shoulders above anyone the Republicans have on their bench right now.
"Carol"
Tell "pdumb" to take a hike. You can tell folks whatever you want. Please continue to opine, you irritate the heck out of "pdumb".
Peace
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140772 May 23, 2014
Mud raking by republicans is to cloud up our vision of their failures. 1929 and 2008. LOL they even muddy up Hilary on her health and the VA issues that they just recently filibustered to deny Obama funds for our VA’s and as they did when Obama and Hilary asked for funds to beef up security at our embassies. Then OH how they holler when it has problems.
Remember how and some still are crying and calling for the destruction of Obamacare. Now as Obamacare is being demanded by their own voters how like sheep they begin to back off.
Obamacare increases; http://www.gallup.com/poll/168968/self-funded...
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140773 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
The actions he took were criticized? Gee...no. Really?
Guess you missed the FACT that a recently received response to a 2002 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed another major missed opportunity by the Clinton administration to prevent the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which is part of perhaps the most catastrophic failure in the history of U.S. intelligence.
In early 2000, the documents informed America’s top intelligence analysts that al Qaeda had devised a sophisticated plan to hijack a commercial airliner departing Frankfurt International Airport between March and August 2000. The terrorist team was to consist of an Arab, a Pakistani and a Chechen, and their targets were U.S. Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France. The document pieces together an intricate plot directed by a 40-year-old Saudi, Sheik Dzabir, from a prominent family with ties to the House of Saud. It revealed that al Qaeda had actually penetrated the consular section of the German Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, relying on a contact referred to as “Mrs. Wagner” to provide European Union visas for use in forged Pakistani passports for the terrorists.
So, how did the Clinton administration respond? In the incriminating words of the intelligence information report, advanced warning of the plot “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.” Perhaps that explains why, for 13 years, the report was classified “secret” and hidden from public view until Judicial Watch forced its release in August of 2013.
In short, nearly two full years before the horrific attack on the World Trade Center, the international Islamic terrorist cabal revealed its insidious hand for all the world to see. The details of names, addresses and other information from this report should have provided “actionable intelligence” for any number of U.S. anti-terrorist operations. Instead, every scintilla of the information “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.”
DUH you do realize Bush was in office in 2000 not Clinton who warned them right up to his last days in office.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1140774 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
The actions he took were criticized? Gee...no. Really?
Guess you missed the FACT that a recently received response to a 2002 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed another major missed opportunity by the Clinton administration to prevent the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which is part of perhaps the most catastrophic failure in the history of U.S. intelligence.
In early 2000, the documents informed America’s top intelligence analysts that al Qaeda had devised a sophisticated plan to hijack a commercial airliner departing Frankfurt International Airport between March and August 2000. The terrorist team was to consist of an Arab, a Pakistani and a Chechen, and their targets were U.S. Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France. The document pieces together an intricate plot directed by a 40-year-old Saudi, Sheik Dzabir, from a prominent family with ties to the House of Saud. It revealed that al Qaeda had actually penetrated the consular section of the German Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, relying on a contact referred to as “Mrs. Wagner” to provide European Union visas for use in forged Pakistani passports for the terrorists.
So, how did the Clinton administration respond? In the incriminating words of the intelligence information report, advanced warning of the plot “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.” Perhaps that explains why, for 13 years, the report was classified “secret” and hidden from public view until Judicial Watch forced its release in August of 2013.
In short, nearly two full years before the horrific attack on the World Trade Center, the international Islamic terrorist cabal revealed its insidious hand for all the world to see. The details of names, addresses and other information from this report should have provided “actionable intelligence” for any number of U.S. anti-terrorist operations. Instead, every scintilla of the information “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.”
This is your brain on meth__really bad meth
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1140775 May 23, 2014
Bush Claims 'Highest Level of Support' For Veterans in History

It’s not uncommon for presidents to embellish their accomplishments upon leaving office, but George W. Bush, who will exit the White House leaving the country in the worst shape since Herbert Hoover’s tenure, has gone a step further, moving well past exaggeration and straight into the realm of outright lying.

Last month, the White House published two lengthy reports,“Highlights of Accomplishments and Results of the Administration of George W. Bush,” and “100 Things Americans May Not Know About the Bush Administration Record” in an attempt to change the emerging historical consensus about a failed presidency.

What stands out among the combined 90-pages of so-called accomplishments in the reports are the extraordinary claims made by the White House regarding Bush’s record on veterans’ issues.

Bush claims he “provided unprecedented resources for veterans” over the past eight years and provided “the highest level of support for veterans in American history.”

That assertion does not contain even a shred of truth. And the evidence that is publicly available to undercut the president’s outrageous claims is overwhelming.

For one thing, before the U.S. invaded Iraq in March 2003, documents released by the Department of Veterans Affairs said it expected a maximum of 8,000 cases of post traumatic stress disorder.

According to a RAND Institute study published last year, there are now more than 320,000 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffering from major depression, PTSD and/or traumatic brain injury, largely due to multiple deployments, and the VA has been and continues to be ill equipped to deal with these cases when soldiers return from combat. In January 2008, an Army task force report found major flaws in the way the VA treated and cared for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury.

The VA’s wildly off-the-mark figures about the number of PTSD cases from the Iraq war followed statements by Vice President Dick Cheney that the war would be a “cakewalk,” promises by former Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz that the war would be paid for by Iraqi oil revenues, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's wrong headed claim that the U.S. didn’t need to deploy more than 200,000 ground troops to maintain a post-war Iraq.

Simply put, under Bush’s leadership, veterans’ healthcare has become worse, not better. Of the 84,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans officially diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder by VA, only about 42,000 have had their disability claim approved by VA. Instead of streamlining the benefits claims process, President Bush's political appointees at VA actively fought against mental health claims.

Moreover, President Bush's political appointees at the VA also blocked scientific research to understand the causes of Gulf War illnesses and medical research to provide treatments for the 210,000 Desert Storm veterans still suffering 18 years.

http://vets4politics.blogspot.com/2009/01/bus...
TPRTY

United States

#1140776 May 23, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>
The Malcomb Randall VA Center in Gainesville Florida is a 200+bed hospital/surgigal center/teaching hospital sitting directly across the street from the University of Florida's Shands Hospital with over 800 beds, 150 of them intensive care along with an organ transplant center, burn clinic and much-much more.
We'll see how many people that pushed for and still support the ACA clusterf**k actually use it.

Waiting lists, a panel of government douchebags deciding treatment based on everything but medical issues, corrupt bureaucrats manipulating records for financial gain...Hey, take your pill and STFU.

You and your ignorant, dumbfk pals have been manipulated into believing socialized medicine run by thieving politicians and their minions is good for the country. Want stupid? Find a mirror.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1140777 May 23, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The Hells kitchen chef's Pelosi and Reid cooked-up and produced nothing but poison, since 2007 losing 750,000 jobs per month, the worst recession in 80 years, controlling the purse strings, a Housing Collapse, a near financial meltdown, tripling the debt, two quagmire wars Clinton started that Kerry and Clinton democRats voted for before they were against you ignorant dumbass...
AND... Hair Balls for brains Hairy Reid is still cooking-up more terrorism and poison and hate for America when W was and left office, something, an overdose of poison even a sellout Obama bin Lyin still can't recover from today you complete idiot...
Real Americans, Veterans now see demokRATS for what they truly are today: losers, drug dealers, communists and liars you deranged idiot...
Fools like DumbassDave. Karma is a B, sonicmoron, that old woman, PDUPONT and Obama bin Lyin has succeeded in losing demokRATs the House and Senate in 2014 you losers...
Liberalism is dead Thank You!!
It's the culture...
Please list the legislation that the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created that recession.

I keep asking & you whiners keep running away.

So, big mouth, lets see that list.
TPRTY

United States

#1140778 May 23, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
DUH you do realize Bush was in office in 2000 not Clinton who warned them right up to his last days in office.
Might want to recheck your facts, Zippy.
TPRTY

United States

#1140780 May 23, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>This is your brain on meth__really bad meth
Juvenile name-calling...so typical of a loser-lib when faced with facts they don't like.

You need to hook up with your buddy Bernard who thinks Bush was in office in 2000.

DUH
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140781 May 23, 2014
Just in case....

GITMO detainees,,

gettn taken care of!

http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xWEBSITE/fact...
TPRTY

United States

#1140782 May 23, 2014
Wow, didn't take career crim, er, politician John Conyers long to find a judge he could pay off...
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140783 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
We'll see how many people that pushed for and still support the ACA clusterf**k actually use it.
Waiting lists, a panel of government douchebags deciding treatment based on everything but medical issues, corrupt bureaucrats manipulating records for financial gain...Hey, take your pill and STFU.
You and your ignorant, dumbfk pals have been manipulated into believing socialized medicine run by thieving politicians and their minions is good for the country. Want stupid? Find a mirror.
Adjectives your limited to indicate a lack of maturity. 12 years old right?
Mud raking by republicans is to cloud up our vision of their failures. 1929 and 2008. LOL they even muddy up Hilary on her health and the VA issues that they just recently filibustered to deny Obama funds for our VA’s and as they did when Obama and Hilary asked for funds to beef up security at our embassies. Then OH how they holler when it has problems.
Remember how and some still are crying and calling for the destruction of Obamacare. Now as Obamacare is being demanded by their own voters how like sheep they begin to back off.
Obamacare increases; http://www.gallup.com/poll/168968/self-funded...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1140784 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
We'll see how many people that pushed for and still support the ACA clusterf**k actually use it.
Waiting lists, a panel of government douchebags deciding treatment based on everything but medical issues, corrupt bureaucrats manipulating records for financial gain...Hey, take your pill and STFU.
You and your ignorant, dumbfk pals have been manipulated into believing socialized medicine run by thieving politicians and their minions is good for the country. Want stupid? Find a mirror.
You're not making sense pal__are you drunk?__stoned?__bi polar?

What is it with you???
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1140785 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
The actions he took were criticized? Gee...no. Really?
Guess you missed the FACT that a recently received response to a 2002 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed another major missed opportunity by the Clinton administration to prevent the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which is part of perhaps the most catastrophic failure in the history of U.S. intelligence.
In early 2000, the documents informed America’s top intelligence analysts that al Qaeda had devised a sophisticated plan to hijack a commercial airliner departing Frankfurt International Airport between March and August 2000. The terrorist team was to consist of an Arab, a Pakistani and a Chechen, and their targets were U.S. Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France. The document pieces together an intricate plot directed by a 40-year-old Saudi, Sheik Dzabir, from a prominent family with ties to the House of Saud. It revealed that al Qaeda had actually penetrated the consular section of the German Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, relying on a contact referred to as “Mrs. Wagner” to provide European Union visas for use in forged Pakistani passports for the terrorists.
So, how did the Clinton administration respond? In the incriminating words of the intelligence information report, advanced warning of the plot “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.” Perhaps that explains why, for 13 years, the report was classified “secret” and hidden from public view until Judicial Watch forced its release in August of 2013.
In short, nearly two full years before the horrific attack on the World Trade Center, the international Islamic terrorist cabal revealed its insidious hand for all the world to see. The details of names, addresses and other information from this report should have provided “actionable intelligence” for any number of U.S. anti-terrorist operations. Instead, every scintilla of the information “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.”
Let's see if I have this straight son.

You're claiming the warnings came from Clinton's presidency.....

So therefore bushie boy was forewarned....

Condi Rice claimed they were at battle stations during the month of August 2001 while bushie boy was on vacation....

ergo, bushie boy allowed 9/11 to happen!!!

Does that about sum it up nice and tidy like?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1140786 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
We'll see how many people that pushed for and still support the ACA clusterf**k actually use it.
Waiting lists, a panel of government douchebags deciding treatment based on everything but medical issues, corrupt bureaucrats manipulating records for financial gain...Hey, take your pill and STFU.
You and your ignorant, dumbfk pals have been manipulated into believing socialized medicine run by thieving politicians and their minions is good for the country. Want stupid? Find a mirror.
lol! yada, yada, yada.....

bitch and moan, bitch and moan...

about all you people ever do. no wonder you can't even talk about a presidential candidate... you're attention span doesn't go that far!
UncleRastus

Mount Pleasant, AR

#1140787 May 23, 2014
It doesn't matter what Bush did or what Clinton did. The only thing that matters is the incompetence of Obama.
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140788 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
Might want to recheck your facts, Zippy.
Good now that I have your attention here is what USA presented to you which you indicate you are not reading the post you reply to.
Army Lt. Gen. Donald Kerrick stated that Clinton Cabinet advisors had anti-terrorism meetings "nearly weekly," and that he "didn't detect" that kind of focus in the Bush administration.

On February 26th, 2001, Paul Bremer (Co-chairman of the National Commission on Terrorism, Head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq) while speaking at the McCormick Tribune Foundation Conference on Terrorism stated: "The new administration seems to be paying no attention to the problem of terrorism. What they will do is stagger along until there's a major incident and then suddenly say,'Oh, my God, shouldn't we be organized to deal with this?"

On May 5th, 2001, Bush rejected the Hart-Rudman report, a two and a half year study on the threat of terrorism, which recommended many improvements in our defenses (enacted since 9/11), including the creation of a National Homeland Security Agency and concluded "Americans will likely die on American soil, possibly in large numbers."

In the Summer of 2001, warnings of an al Qaeda attack in the United States using multiple aircraft as weapons began pouring in from international intelligence agencies all over the world, including: Germany, Russia, Jordan, Morocco, Israel and Britain.

Four months before the 9/11 attacks, a new 'Visa Express' program is started which is designed to help applicants obtain U.S. visas quickly and easily. In June and July of 2001, three of the 9/11 hijackers use Visa Express to enter the United States.(Five according to the U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence).

On July 10, 2001, Phoenix FBI agent Kenneth Williams sent a memo to FBI headquarters suggesting that bin Laden might be using U.S. flight schools to train for terror attacks, and that officials should check visas of foreigners at American aviation academies. No action is taken
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140789 May 23, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're not making sense pal__are you drunk?__stoned?__bi polar?
What is it with you???
He is not focusing. You have to get his attention first. Think it could be the effects of that whacky tobaccee...

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