Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1565650 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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Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1141348 May 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
Here are just a few Democrats - before some of them turned into weasels - who voted for the Iraq War:
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Breaux (D-LA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Carnahan (D-MO)
Carper (D-DE)
Cleland (D-GA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Daschle (D-SD)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Edwards (D-NC)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hollings (D-SC)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Miller (D-GA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Torricelli (D-NJ)
The rest can be found here in both the House and Senate:
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_ca...
Sure were a lot of clueless Democrats voting for something they weren't even given the same information everyone else had.
All based on information, lies and fear furnished by the Bush regime, along with the mood of the country thanks to things like the "Mushroom cloud" "We know right where the WMDs are" Yea right Dumbazz..

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1141349 May 25, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
scandal.....
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly and Republican Party operative Karl Rove agree that veterans are being mistreated as they endure long waits for medical treatment, but the two clashed Wednesday over who's to blame.
O'Reilly blasted President Barack Obama's handling of the growing scandal, in which some veterans were placed on secret waiting lists to mask the real time it was taking for them to be seen by doctors at Veterans Administration hospitals.
But he told Rove that President George W. Bush wasn't blameless because wait times were also bad during his presidency.
Rove served in Bush's White House and was quick to tell O'Reilly that even Bush inherited the problem, which he said has been an ongoing issue for two or three decades.
Bush increased funding and cut the wait time for determining eligiblity in half as well as making other improvements, Rove argued.
O'Reilly cut in, telling him, "I want you to step out of your partisan shoes for a moment."
O'Reilly then quoted from a report given to the Obama transition team that said long waiting times were "systemic."
Rove said the report wasn't issued by the VA, but O'Reilly was having none of it.
"Mr. Rove, you're wrong," O'Reilly said.
"Let me finish, Bill," Rove replied.
"Nope. Let me quote so the audience knows," O'Reilly insisted.
Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Bill-OReilly...
so once again the real scandal seems to be that Obama has been remiss in cleaning up another Bush mess.
I watched the whole exchange the night it took place. Rove eventually did get the last word and made his point and O'Reilly ceded to his explanation.

It wasn't that big of a deal. It was simply an exchange of words in a civil manner with both men wanting to make a point.
Michelle

Wexford, PA

#1141350 May 25, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so can tell us why Bush was planning to attack Iraq before 9/11?
maybe because...
BUSH MONEY TRAIL BY INDUSTRY GROUP
Oil & Gas: Bush $1,463,799 - Gore $95,460 (Bush once said "You can't get too close to the oil industry")
http://www.knowthecandidates.org/ktc/bushcont...
The Gore family fortune was derived from Occidental Petroleum and Island Creek Coal Company. But you know that.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1141351 May 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
Here are just a few Democrats - before some of them turned into weasels - who voted for the Iraq War:
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Breaux (D-LA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Carnahan (D-MO)
Carper (D-DE)
Cleland (D-GA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Daschle (D-SD)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Edwards (D-NC)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hollings (D-SC)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Miller (D-GA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Torricelli (D-NJ)
The rest can be found here in both the House and Senate:
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_ca...
Sure were a lot of clueless Democrats voting for something they weren't even given the same information everyone else had.
Twenty five billion $ tops slam dunk, they'll be throwing rose petals as our troops pass by and the oil will pay for the reconstruction.

ROFLMAO

If the administration had been truthful, congress would have said fk you__or at least tossed the request for emergency funding and demanded that the war be fought "on the books."

The BushCo clown show didn't know how to fight a war let alone win one.
Patricia Harrison

Palm Coast, FL

#1141352 May 25, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
All based on information, lies and fear furnished by the Bush regime, along with the mood of the country thanks to things like the "Mushroom cloud" "We know right where the WMDs are" Yea right Dumbazz..
You mean lies and fears furnished by Obama, "winner" of "Lie of the Year" ... LOL
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1141353 May 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's the truth fella....
When the IRS scandal first reached the public eye, President Obama expressed anger and outrage at the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
“If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous. And there’s no place for it. Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it."
~Barack Obama
Barack Obama furiously dismissed as a “political circus” Republican charges that his administration had misled the public about the Sept. 12, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.
“There’s no ‘there’ there.”
~Barack Obama
Trying to gain public support for his signature law, Barack Obama repeatedly lied to the American public.
"If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period."
~Barack Obama
And as for "getting to the bottom" of any of these once feigned "outrageous" scandals, they were eventually simply swept under the rug after the liberal media hid under their desks instead of doing their jobs.
That's the truth.
"Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi"

"IRS, IRS, IRS"

This is what the republican nuts are reduced to.... slogans......

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1141354 May 25, 2014
Let's take a closer look at some of these names who voted for the Iraq War:

Joe Biden
Hillary Clinton
Tom Daschle
Chris Dodd
John Edwards
Dianne Feinstein
Tom Harkin
John Kerry
Mary Landrieu
Joe Lieberman
Bill Nelson
Harry Reid
John Rockefeller
Chuck Schumer

However, there were 111 Democrats in all who voted aye.
Patricia Harrison

Palm Coast, FL

#1141355 May 25, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Funny.
You simply ignore the truth...
Funny.
You simply ignore the truth.
Obama earned "Lie of the Year", and it wasn't for telling the truth...daughter.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1141356 May 25, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sen. Patty Murray noted during Thursday’s hearing that multiple Government Accountability Office reports dating to 2000 have highlighted VA treatment delays. She said the department’s inspector general looked at the issue in 2005, 2007 and 2012, determining each time that schedulers were not following VA policy. Yet Bush did nothing. Of course, just like Obama, did not have access to any INTERNAL memos or evidence of falsified appointment records. Republicans look like absolute morons for tying to tie this issue to Obama.
"uselesssinceforever000 "
Typical liberal response. Blame Bush. the boy president nobama is in charge. It is Bush's fault that he did not know of the many year old problem in the VA until he read it in the newspaper?
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Michelle

Wexford, PA

#1141357 May 25, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Twenty five billion $ tops slam dunk, they'll be throwing rose petals as our troops pass by and the oil will pay for the reconstruction.
ROFLMAO
If the administration had been truthful, congress would have said fk you__or at least tossed the request for emergency funding and demanded that the war be fought "on the books."
The BushCo clown show didn't know how to fight a war let alone win one.
Right on, brother.

#BringBackOurGirls

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1141358 May 25, 2014
"If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous. And there’s no place for it. Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it."
~Barack Obama

Benghazi and the ongoing lie about a video was furiously dismissed by Obama as a “political circus”.

“There’s no ‘there’ there.”
~Barack Obama

"If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period."
~Barack Obama

That's the truth...the whole truth...and nothing but the truth.

But, in Obama's case...lies, lies and more damned lies.

Later.
Paddy OBoyle

Southfield, MI

#1141359 May 25, 2014
Sure and it's a great day in the morning isn't it?(stretch..) and what'd I miss exactly?... Nuttin'? So, there was these two american soldiers and they're hunkered down in their foxhole in Brooklyn while Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction rain down all around them causing abject terror amongst the highly patriotic but apparently cowardly u.s. citizens...

Ok, there's the plot but will it hang together under scrutiny?...

Sure, why the heck not?...
Michelle

Wexford, PA

#1141360 May 25, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
All based on information, lies and fear furnished by the Bush regime, along with the mood of the country thanks to things like the "Mushroom cloud" "We know right where the WMDs are" Yea right Dumbazz..
Hillary was duped by Bush. That's why Barack will pick someone else to run for President.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1141361 May 25, 2014
Just a few more "truths" before I go...

Truth #1:

A quote from Bob Woodward's book: "With the president taking charge, though, Obama found that he had little history with members of Congress to draw on. His administration's early decision to forego bipartisanship for the sake of speed around the stimulus bill was encapsulated by his then-chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel:'We have the votes. F---'em,' he's quoted in the book as saying."

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1141362 May 25, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
scandal.....
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly and Republican Party operative Karl Rove agree that veterans are being mistreated as they endure long waits for medical treatment, but the two clashed Wednesday over who's to blame.
O'Reilly blasted President Barack Obama's handling of the growing scandal, in which some veterans were placed on secret waiting lists to mask the real time it was taking for them to be seen by doctors at Veterans Administration hospitals.
But he told Rove that President George W. Bush wasn't blameless because wait times were also bad during his presidency.
Rove served in Bush's White House and was quick to tell O'Reilly that even Bush inherited the problem, which he said has been an ongoing issue for two or three decades.
Bush increased funding and cut the wait time for determining eligiblity in half as well as making other improvements, Rove argued.
O'Reilly cut in, telling him, "I want you to step out of your partisan shoes for a moment."
O'Reilly then quoted from a report given to the Obama transition team that said long waiting times were "systemic."
Rove said the report wasn't issued by the VA, but O'Reilly was having none of it.
"Mr. Rove, you're wrong," O'Reilly said.
"Let me finish, Bill," Rove replied.
"Nope. Let me quote so the audience knows," O'Reilly insisted.
Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Bill-OReilly...
so once again the real scandal seems to be that Obama has been remiss in cleaning up another Bush mess.
"sonic"
Be as partisan as you want to be. The fact is the problems in the VA predate the presidency of President Bush by many years. Hopefully the uproar this time around will lead to some changes, including the dismissing of those who oversee the debacle and do nothing to correct the problems.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1141363 May 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it was an imposter using your name who posted this a few minutes ago.....
"There are thousands just like him out there babe, bouncing around the VA system while bouncing the VA system around."
So, therefore, you claim some veterans abuse the system and assume that won't happen under the same system of bureaucracy - layers and layers of it - with ObamaCare since you still defend this law.
It would seem it's your brain on crack. What do you think the goal of single payer is? It's the VA magnified times 300 million.
You stupid sumbtch, the former sailor who was case #1 in the Arizona VA hospital scandal was abusing the VA system not to mention himself.

Secret list? How the fk can there be a secret list? It was an alternate list perhaps__sort of like "let's see who shows up today."

Single payer??? So__you're saying that the federal government will purchase every hospital, medical clinic and pharmacy in the US and hire every single health care worker???

You're either totally berserk or somewhere along the line have become a "paid" topix participant.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1141364 May 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
I watched the whole exchange the night it took place. Rove eventually did get the last word and made his point and O'Reilly ceded to his explanation.
It wasn't that big of a deal. It was simply an exchange of words in a civil manner with both men wanting to make a point.
yes, you need to ignore the part about the report Obama was given. and it's not like that report is the only source that would be needed to prove Bill's point. or at least the point he made before he pussed out.

He KNEW! Obama told of Veterans Affairs health care debacle as far back as 2008

The briefing materials, obtained by The Washington Times through the Freedom of Information Act, make clear that the problems existed well before Mr. Obama took office, dating back at least to the Bush administration

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/...

much like the Bush war, you're not going to be able to make that disappear.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1141365 May 25, 2014
Just a few more truths before I go...

Truth #1:

From Bob Woodward's book: "Obama's relationship with Democrats wasn't always much better. Woodward recounts an episode early in his presidency when then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were hammering out final details of the stimulus bill." Obama didn't even do that. He made them write that, told them what he wanted, ditto health care. "Obama phoned in to deliver a 'high-minded message,'" Woodward writes. This is not a compliment. What he means is that Obama called 'em and started big-timing 'em.

"Obama went on so long that Pelosi 'reached over and pressed the mute button on her phone,' so they could continue to work without the president hearing that they weren't paying attention."

This is in Bob Woodward's book.
Paddy OBoyle

Southfield, MI

#1141366 May 25, 2014
A Socratic Dialogue with a Musk Ox...

Ed: "So, um, I hear your herd is pretty anxious about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction?"...
Ox: "Oh yes, we're essentially all terrified... BEYOND terrified! We're virtually apoplectic with fear in the matter..."
Ed: "So you think we should do whatever we need to, to put a halt to this unacceptable reign of terror foisted upon us by some raghead in the desert... you believe we should land on that bastard with everything we've got to put an end to the threat of the terrifying, "Annihilation By Peasant!"
Ox: "In a nutshell, Ed.."
Ed: "So let me get this completely straight... even though you were told by experts in the field - all of them - that there WERE no weapons of mass destruction - other than a gallon of Roundup duct taped to a Cesna - you still feel that spending 3 trillion dollars on NOTHING and killing nearly a million people was ABSOLUTELY necessary to maintain the security and well-being of the vaunted "american people?"
Ox: "Absolutely.. better to be safe than sorry..."
Ed: "Not to press the point but if you guys felt that ANYTHING were as threatening to the american people as Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction EVEN THOUGH you've been told they don't and never have existed you'd insist that we invaded these folks and disarmed them thereby rendering them safe for ordinary american use?"
Ox: "Yup. That's the size of it.."
Ed: "So, um, tell me again why global climate change doesn't scare you or warrant a similarly totally panicked response? Anybody?.. Cherry-picking our crises are we? Just plain stoopid?

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1141367 May 25, 2014
Last post from Woodward's book was Truth #2...correction.

Truth #3:

Boehner told Woodward:'They never had their act together. The president, I think, was ill-served by his team. Nobody in charge, no process. I just don't know how the place works. To this day, I can't tell you how the place works. There's no process for making a decision in this White House. There's nobody in charge."

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